Explore the breathtaking landscapes of the Argentine and Chile Andes and marvel at the stunning views of spectacular glacier mountains and gorgeous lakes. Discover beautiful Chilean towns and learn more about the history and the culture of Chile through an awesome guided tour of the vibrant city of Santiago.
Location: El Calafate
We will depart El Calafate and begin our journey to the glacier on an alternative route, making stops along the way to take photos of the incredible scenery and to see the local flora and fauna. We will also be passing next to one of the most emblematic 'estancia' and some of the biggest estancias of Patagonia. We will make a stop at the hotel of Don Echeverrias, an important 'gaucho' of the region. This hotel has an authentic Patagonian feel. There, you can enjoy some 'mates' or coffee (not included). As we continue our journey towards Los Glaciares National Park, we will begin to notice a change in the scenery, awing at the impressive views around us.<br/>Prepare to be amazed when you see the Perito Moreno glacier growing bigger as we drive closer to the park entrance. This is a unique opportunity to get spectacular views of the glacier from natural and wild spots, away from the crowds. You will have the chance to enjoy the glacier almost by yourself, observing the crisp, cool air and listening to big chunks of ice breaking off and crashing into the water of Lago Argentino. Your guide will be there to answer any questions you may have about the glacier, its formation, its location, its evolution...<br/>Then you can enjoy some free time to walk along the conventional man-made bridges and stairways to admire from a different angle the immensity of this giant sheet of ice towering over you. Take in the wonderful scenery and photograph yourself in front of this majestic glacier. If you would like, you can go buy something at the snack bar before we begin our return trip to El Calafate using the conventional paved road. All the way back, share stories about your experience with your new friends. We will be back in El Calafate around 17:30 pm.<br/>
Location: El Chalten
Location: Perito Moreno
Discover the beautiful surroundings of the charming mountain town, Bariloche on this scenic half-day excursion. Travel along the magnificent glacial Nahuel Huapi Lake and head towards the west visiting some of Patagonia's must-see attractions like “ López “Bay and the “Punto Panorámico” viewpoint. Reach the Mount "Campanario" at the 17 km of the Bustillo Avenue from where you can enjoy spectacular views of "The Andes" Mountain Chain. Then, pass through the famous “Llao Llao” Hotel, “San Eduardo” Chapel and “Pañuelo” Port. You will find a large variety of regional products as you travel through these awesome landscapes.<br/>
Location: Puerto Varas
Location: Puerto Varas
To get to the Osorno Volcano we will travel for 50 minutes by van along the southern shore of Llanquihue Lake, enjoying lovely fields and lakeside scenery. Once we reach the base of the volcano we will see the village of Ensenada, where we will ascend by van to enter Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park. As we ascend we will have the chance to stop for photographs at a panoramic viewpoint overlooking the Petrohue River valley where we can see an extinct crater of the volcano. We will continue to another stopping point along the way to look out over the serene Llanquihue Lake.<br/>Upon arrival to Osorno, you will be dropped off at the ski center and cafeteria. Here you have the option of relaxing at the ski center on your own to buy souvenirs and have a snack or head further up the mountain on the chair lift (at an additional cost) on your own for spectacular views of the surrounding landscape in a peaceful setting before returning to Puerto Varas for the night.<br/>
Join us for a Hands-on exploration of Santiago's bustling personality by riding through the city centre, fresh fruit, vegetable and seafood markets and learning about the history of the country through the eyes and ears of a local. Visit the Patronato neighbourhood and make a stop in La Vega fruit and vegetable market where you can buy a refreshing snack, then continue on to the seafood market for great photo opportunities of freshly caught salmon and shrimp. Learn about Chile's rich cultural and religious history from the graffiti murals in town and explore the city centre of Santiago by touring Plaza de Armas Square and the Bellas Artes Museum. Take a peek into historical Chilean monuments such as Ex-National Congress, justice Palace and La Moneda (Presidential Palace)<br/>
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