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Patagonia Tour - 18 Days/15 Nights
Take the trip of a lifetime. Experience the history and culture of two of South America's largest exciting cities/conurbations in contrast to the pristine beauty and vast expanse of wilderness at the southern tip of the continent. Trace the steps of the early explorers through the Strait of Magellan around Cape Horn while you watch the playful antics of penguins and sea lions on home turf.
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Patagonia Tour - 18 Days/15 Nights

Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires

Los Glaciares National Park

Los Glaciares National Park

Ushuaia - Argentina

Cape Horn

Piloto and Nena Glaciers

Torres del Paine National Park

Punta Arenas

Santiago de Chile

Extended Customized Tours
DAY 1
Today:
Board your flight to Buenos Aires via Santiago.

DAY 2
Today's Tour:
Arrive in the capital and largest city of Argentina, Buenos Aires, called the Paris of the South because of the strong presence of French architecture. Transfer to the hotel of your choice. Overnight in Buenos Aires.

DAY 3
Today's Visit:
Take in the marvellous sights of this cosmopolitan city on your city tour. Tonight have a traditional dinner served with regional wines and followed by dynamic tango performances. Overnight in Buenos Aires. Breakfast and dinner included.

DAY 4
Today:
You have a full day to explore the city at your own pace, perhaps revisiting San Telmo district or another favourite area. Overnight in Buenos Aires. Breakfast included.

DAY 5
Today's Highlights:
Transfer to the airport and board your flight to El Calafate, the gateway to Los Glaciares National Park in Patagonia. Overnight in El Calafate. Breakfast included.

DAY 6
Today's Tour:
Observe the Patagonian steppe landscape on the way to Perito Moreno, one of the most visited glaciers in the world and part of the Southern Patagonian Icefield. This icefield in the Andes held jointly with Chile is the world's third largest supply of fresh water. Overnight in El Calafate. Breakfast and lunch included.

DAY 7
Today's Visit:
Transfer to Puerto Banderas, to board a catamaran which will sail through the north arm of Lago Argentino between the icebergs up to the front wall of Upsala Glacier, the largest glacier in Los Glaciares National Park. Overnight in El Calafate. Breakfast and lunch included.

DAY 8
Today:
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Ushuaia, the capital of Tierra Del Fuego province, Argentina and the southernmost city in the world. Overnight in Ushuaia. Breakfast included.

DAY 9
Today's Highlights:
Climb aboard the Australis Cruise Ship. As the ship sails Beagle Channel and the Strait of Magellan, one of the world's most fascinating wilderness areas rich with wildlife, look for penguins, seals and orcas. Overnight on the Australis. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

DAY 10
Today's Visit:
Enjoy the lonely vistas as you sail through Murray Channel and Nassau Bay to reach Cape Horn National Park in Wulaia Bay where (depending on the weather) you may be able to disembark and explore the unique Magellanic forest and native vegetation up to a lookout, for a priceless experience. Overnight on the Australis. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

DAY 11
Today's Tour:
Cruise the isolated Brecknock and Ocasion channels to reach Cockburn Channel. Transfer to a Zodiak pontoon boat at Chico Sound so you can see the beautiful waterfalls of Alakaluf Fjord and Piloto and Nena glaciers. Overnight on the Australis. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

DAY 12
Today's Highlights:
Get up early to disembark at Magdelena Island, part of the Penguins Natural Monument, located in the Strait of Magellan where an immense colony of Magellan penguins live (weather permitting). In September board a Zodiak for and alternate tour to Marta Island, home to a sea lion colony. The cruise ends at Punta Arenas where you will disembark and transfer to Puerto Natales, Chile's southernmost city founded in 1557.

DAY 13
Today's Visit:
You will experience one of the most beautiful wilderness parks in the world, Torres Del Paine National Park, the most popular hiking destination in Chile, full of mountains, glaciers, waterfalls, lakes and lagoons and Milodon Caves, where the remains of an extinct giant sloth were discovered. Appreciate the formidable peaks of the Andean Massif, and the intense colours caused by rock flour of the rivers and lakes. Overnight in Puerto Natales. Breakfast and lunch included.

DAY 14
Today's Tour:
Transfer back to Punta Arenas, a common point for starting Antarctic expeditions, to catch your flight to Santiago, Chile's capital, at the foot of the Andes. Overnight in Santiago. Breakfast included.

DAY 15
Today's Highlights:
Travel out of the city to Maipo Wine Valley and visit two famous wineries established in the mid 1800's. Go on the tours to learn about wine production, wine tasting, and relax at one of local restaurants. Overnight in Santiago. Breakfast included.

DAY 16
Today's Visit:
Go on a city tour to visit the Church of San Francisco, and Plaza de Armas, and then continue through the neighbourhoods displaying the aristocratic history of past eras, reaching San Cristobel Hill, for the best views of Santiago and the Andes Mountains. Overnight in Santiago. Breakfast included.

DAY 17-18
Tour Ends:
Transfer to the airport to catch your flight home.
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