Experience the best of Patagonia on this 12 day adventure of a lifetime. From the Lake District around Bariloche across one of the lakes to Chile's Torres del Paine National Park back to the Glaciers of El Calafate, this trip highlights the many wonders of Patagonia, from Lakes and Glaciers to Peaks and ridges, you will be immersed in the immense beauty of the southern parts of South America.
Welcome to Argentina! Upon arrival at the airport in Buenos Aires, you will be greeted by a local representative and transferred directly to your hotel, for a smooth and comfortable start to your adventure. Get settled into your room, freshen up and enjoy your first evening amidst the lively streets of this colorful city! (This service is on a private basis.) (This service is on a private basis.)
The cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires is the colorful capital of Argentina. Known as the "Paris of South America", Buenos Aires is steeped in culture, unique to this extraordinary country. Feel the rhythm with tango dancers in the streets of La Boca, discover the history behind Recoleta's neighborhood attractions and wake your senses up with delicious flavors in the Palermo district. Buenos Aires is a great base from which to explore a variety of iconic Argentine experiences.
Today, you will be picked up at your hotel and transferred to the airport in good time to board your domestic flight. Upon arrival, you will be greeted at the airport by your driver and transferred to your hotel. (This service is on a private basis.)
San Carlos de Bariloche, the gateway to the Argentine Patagonia, is perched on the tranquil shore of Lake Nahuel Huapi. The incredible natural beauty of the area is available all year round for a rejuvenating retreat. In addition to the region's famous outdoor activities, ranging from mountain biking and kayaking, to snow boarding and hiking, the town of Bariloche itself, features a charming Swiss Alps feel.
Enjoy a relaxing morning to sleep in and rest, before you are picked up at the hotel at 10:30 am. With your private guide, you will drive to Bahia Lopez, located just under an hour away. Here, you will get to enjoy a leisurely walk that will lead you deep into the woodlands. At the end of your walk, you will be rewarded with the views from the natural balconies at the Brazo Tristeza of Nahuel Huapi Lake. The walk itself will offer breathtaking views over the nearby mountains and ravishing lake. You will access another balcony as well, after a short ascent, where you can admire the beauty of the Cerro Tronador. During the 40 minutes trek journey in total, there will be a mild altitude gain and about a 20 minute ascent.
For those who dare to venture even further, you can join the thrill of a 40 meter rappel descent. At the base of the wall, there will be a delicious mountain lunch prepared and served for you, complete with Patagonian delicacies and wines. After lunch, you will walk back to the starting point, where you can choose to board double adventure kayaks and paddle through one of the stunning lakes in the area. Alternatively, you can be returned directly back to your hotel, as long as you are staying at the Hotel Llao Llao. (This service is on a private basis.)
Today you will check out from your hotel in Bariloche and board a boat to cross the lake towards Chile. This is a stunning way to explore the majestic lake district. On arrival on the Chilean side of the lake, you will be transferred to your accommodations in Puerto Varas to check in and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure before dinner this evening.
It's always the most beautiful natural landscapes, like New Zealand or South Africa, that host the most adventurous outdoor sports, and Puerto Varas is no different. A great center for discovering the surrounding Lakes District, Puerto Varas has been booming in recent years, and it's not coming from the two volcanoes in view of the city. Tourism has transformed the city, but it has retained its small town charm.
You will have the whole day to enjoy Puerto Varas and the incredible all-inclusive excursions provided by AWA.
After breakfast, a private transfer will drive you to Puerto Montt airport where you will catch you domestic flight to Punta Arenas. Upon arrival to Punta Arenas a shared Patagonia Camp transfer will take you to your hotel.
Patagonia inspires the passion behind Chile's final frontier. Idyllic for bold adventurers, so much of this fascinating region radiates the feeling that it has yet to fully be discovered. The unspoiled settings, exclusive experiences and tranquil nature, promises the ultimate paradise for outdoor explorers and intrepid backpackers. Even as its popularity grows and accessibility increased, the Chilean Patagonia will always offer a remote retreat, unplugged from the chaos of reality. After all, that is what makes it truly irresistible.
Your fully inclusive stay at Patagonia Camp includes daily guided excursions with an English-speaking expert in small groups with other guests. With endless options to choose from, your days at the Camp will be filled with fun and adventure, no matter what your interests are. You may like to head out on one of the many treks or hikes of varying difficulty. Explore the landscapes and admire the scenery of the Base of the Towers, the Ferrier Viewpoint, Valle del Frances, or along the Fauna Trail, just to name a few!
Marvel at the calming waters of various lakes and lagoons, embark on kayaking excursions, or even fish on the shores of Toro Lake. Hike to majestic waterfalls, or continue trekking through the mountains. Now is your chance, so embrace this opportunity to discover the wild of Chile!
After an early breakfast, a shared transfer provided by Patagonia Camp will drive you to Calafate. On arrival back in Argentina, you will check into your El Calafate accommodations and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.
The small town of El Calafate is located on the southern border of Lake Argentino, in the great Patagonia region of Argentina. This quiet little town is the gateway to Los Glaciares National Park, home of the famous Perito Moreno Glacier and the Cerro Torre. The Perito Moreno Glacier is the largest advancing glacier in the world. Due to its idyllic location, the opportunities for outdoor adventure are unparalleled. From hiking through snow capped mountain peaks and cycling around wide open lakes, to trekking the icy surface of glaciers and paddling past ice blocks in kayaks, you can find it all!
Today, you will embark on an unforgettable visit to the Perito Moreno Glacier! This is the world's most accessible glacier, and this excursion offers you the chance to truly soak in its natural beauty and sheer size. The scenery at the glacier is simply spectacular.
To begin this journey you will be picked up very early this morning by a local guide, who will take you to the National Park Los Glaciares. Standing in front of the Perito Moreno Glacier is moving and exhilarating. It makes you feel as though you could stay in that exact position for hours and hours, contemplating the huge vertical wall of ice towering before your eyes. However, you are in luck, because today you are going to have the opportunity for much more than just looking from a far! Today, you will actually come face to face with the glacier, as you head out trekking over the multi colored ice, on your mini trekking group tour. So, gear up with your ice trekking equipment and get ready for the experience of a lifetime!
When your guided trek is over, you will be left with enough time to walk on the trails, 500 m in front of the great ice wall of the Perito Moreno Glacier. Just to give you an idea of the size, the glacier measures in at 60 m tall, by 5 km wide. Believe it or not, it's total height is actually 200 m, however 140 m of it are submerged underwater. After plenty of time to explore, you will be returned to your hotel later in the day.
*Please note park entrance fee cannot be included and must be paid directly (currently 500 pesos, approximately $28) (This service is on a group basis.)
Although your adventure must come to an end today, you will be leaving with new friends, amazing experiences and memories to cherish for the rest of your life. Once you have checked out of your hotel, you will be met by your driver and transferred to the airport in good time to board your international departure flight.
We wish you safe and happy travels home! (This service is on a private basis.)
CasaSur Bellini Hotel is a brilliant boutique property that pays tribute to the history and culture of Argentina, while presenting sleek and modern decor. This luxury hotel offers well-appointed accommodations, complete with flat-screen televisions, kitchenettes and private balconies. Enjoy a delicious meal at Bengal, a fine-dining restaurant that features dishes with Mediterranean and Indian flare, or relax at the elegant spa, which includes the hotel's outdoor pool. With a quintessential location in the Recoleta neighborhood, CasaSur Bellini presents the perfect starting point to explore world-class restaurants, lively bars, upscale shopping and unforgettable landmarks in Buenos Aires.
Posada Los Juncos, a small family-run guesthouse, is one of our favorite properties. Located about 20km from Bariloche city center, and just 4km from Villa Llao Llao, Los Juncos provides a unique lake-front experience away from the masses. Rooms are charmingly decorated and comfortable, and the real highlight is the incredible food and wine. Your hosts here will make sure that when you leave Bariloche you'll wish you could stay for another week!
Perched along the sparkling shoreline of Lake Llanquihue, just outside of Puerto Varas, is Hotel AWA – a magnificent family-created retreat that is set on a flourishing 20 hectare estate. Flanked by a private beach and marina, Hotel Awa offers sublime lakeshore living, where guests have easy access to a plethora of excursions that range from fishing and birdwatching to volcano climbs, zip-lining, kayaking, and rafting. In addition to the hotel's stunning setting, it features spacious rooms that boast floor-to-ceiling windows that showcase views of the lake and nearby volcanoes. Interiors are adorned with local materials and artworks, which reflect the essence of the region. Room features include complimentary Wi-Fi, satellite television and lovely ensuite bathrooms, with both a shower and bath. The restaurant and bar are top-notch and after a day of adventures, make your way to the first-class spa for a soothing treatment.
Patagonia Camp has been designed for every guest to experience and enjoy the wonderful nature of Patagonia with great comfort. From within the yurts, you will be able to hear the sound of wind or rain as you go to sleep, gaze at the stars from the warmth of your bed, and encounter one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, right from your window or every time you step outside on the walkways. You will be immersed in a beautiful, aromatic native forest of coigües and notros, and enjoy watching and listening to the many bird species that live among the property. Patagonia Camp’s architectural design and construction is minimally invasive and harmoniously adapted to the local landscape. The entire complex is built on wooden piles, which support the terraces and yurts, as well as the common areas and interconnecting walkways. This building system helps preserve the native plants, shrubs and trees that have grown in the area for hundreds of years and the dozens of birds curiously observing the arrival of guests.
Kosten Aike Hotel features an unbeatable location in El Calafate, just two blocks from the mall and minutes from the International Airport. The property takes its name from the words, "Kosten", meaning "wind" and "Aike", meaning "place". Although, its name is not the only thing that comes from the Tehuelches. All of the bedspreads, curtains, covers, ironwork and paintings were specially created for by talented local Argentine artists. Their purpose was to recreate the ancestral designs of the Tehuelches, who were widely known for their perfect geometry and quality aesthetic concepts.
*Pricing is based on two persons traveling together, based on availability, subject to change.
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