Argentina and Chile

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  • Itinerary
  • Dates
  • Shearings

  • Uncover Buenos Aires on a guided city tour
  • Enjoy dinner and Tango Show at Viejo Almacén Tango House
  • Explore Tierra del Fuego National Park on a guided tour
  • Visit a penguin colony
  • Take a tour to see the Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park
  • Discover Torres del Paine National Park and see staggering scenery including the Salto Grande waterfall and Milodon Cave
  • See the sights on Santiago on a city tour and enjoy views of the Andes Mountains
  • 9 Breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

From the vibrant Latin city of Buenos Aires in Argentina, to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world and crossing into icy glacial Patagonia in Chile to meet penguin colonies, see glaciers and gaze at the majestic Andes Mountains. 


Hotel Loi Suites Esmeralda (primary)

  • Chile
  • Santiago de Chile
  • Puerto Natales
  • El Calafate
  • Argentina
  • Buenos Aires
  • South America
Tour Types
  • 50 plus
  • History
  • Scenic
  • City
  • As seen on TV
  • Cultural
  • Wildlife
  • Seniors

Day 1: Arrive in Buenos Aires
On arrival at Buenos Aires, you will be met then transferred to your hotel to meet your tour guide. This evening start discovering the city at leisure.
Hotel: Loi Suites Esmeralda

Day 2:  Buenos Aires
Today explore the city on a guided tour. We begin by driving along 9 de Julio Avenue, the widest avenue of the world, passing the Colon Theatre, one of the world's best known opera houses.

We then travel along the Avenida de Mayo that runs into the Plaza De Mayo, home to the Metropolitan Cathedral and the original Spanish City Hall. We spend time at the Metropolitan Cathedral, where Pope Francis used to celebrate religious services when he was cardinal of Buenos Aires. We will then stop for a cup of coffee and a snack at a traditional coffee house. Our next stop is La Boca, famous for the most colorful area of the city, and being home to Boca Juniors in the iconic La Bombonera stadium. Continuing north we visit Recoleta, one of the city’s most glamorous spots. Some of the biggest names in Argentina’s history rest at Recoleta cemetery, including Eva Perón.

In the evening you will be taken to the tango house Viejo Almacén, a must do when in Buenos Aires!  El Viejo Almacén is unique to its historic location and authentic style. Experience an impressive tango show, a demonstration of Andean music, and exquisite cuisine. The Tango tradition started at the end of the 19th century, and developed out of a mixture of various rhythms, originally danced in the poorer neighborhoods. The dinner includes entrée, main course, dessert and selected drinks. After the show return to the hotel, arriving around midnight. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Hotel: Loi Suites Esmeralda

Day 3: Buenos Aires
Enjoy your day at leisure or choose from optional excursions including the Parana river and Tigre Delta, San Telmo Antique Fair tour, an excursion to San Antonio de Areco or a Buenos Aires bike tour. (Breakfast)
Hotel: Loi Suites Esmeralda

Day 4: Buenos Aires to Ushuaia
Fly to Ushuaia and transfer to your hotel. Ushuaia is the capital of the territory and the southernmost city in the world, we'll have an orientation tour and photo stop on our transfer from the airport. With time to explore at leisure, don't miss the End of the World Museum, the old prison and spider crabs in one of the excellent restaurants. (Breakfast)
Hotel: Patagonia Jarke

Day 5: Ushuaia
In the morning we take a half day tour to the Tierra del Fuego National Park. The National Park is crisscrossed by rivers which flow into the Beagle Channel. Driving through the park, enjoy the landscapes with the chance to walk at leisure and get a little closer to the nature. In the afternoon we travel to Estancia Harberton, close to the very end of the world, one of the most southern points of South America. Later on, you will take a short sailing to cross to Martillo Island. At this point you will have the chance to watch a colony of Magellan and Gentoo penguins and get close during a walking tour. If the Trekking at Isla Martillo and Estancia Harberton Tour is not available, a penguin colony navigation tour will be offered instead. (Breakfast)
Hotel Patagonia Jarke

Day 6: Ushuaia to Calafate
Fly to El Calafate, on the border with Argentina, and transfer to your hotel enjoying an evening at leisure. The village which sits on Lake Argentino is the gateway to the Los Glaciares National Park. From the large hill south of the town, see the silhouette of the southern end of the Andes, Redonda Lake and Soledad Island out on the lake. (Breakfast)
Hotel Sierra Nevada

Day 7: Calafate
Take a full day tour to Perito Moreno Glacier. Driving through the National Park Los Glaciares through a colourful forest to the glacier. While many glaciers are retreating this is one of the few that is still growing. Every few years the enormous pressure of the ice causes it to break away into the lake with thundering force. (Breakfast)
Hotel Sierra Nevada

Day 8: Calafate to Puerto Natales
We transfer to the bus station to travel across to Chile and the town of Puerto Natales. On arrival, transfer to your hotel and enjoy an evening at leisure. (Breakfast)
Hotel Costaustralis

Day 9: Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine National Park
After breakfast we travel to Torres del Paine National Park. The park is a mixture of spectacular subpolar forests and unique mountain formations. You will find lakes, lagoons, waterfalls, glaciers, hills and peaks, lagoons, contrasting with hills and snow-capped mountains. Highlights of our tour will be the Milodon Cave and the magnificent Salto Grande waterfall among others.  In the late afternoon we drive back to the hotel. (Breakfast)
Hotel Costaustralis

Day 10: Puerto Natales to Punta Arenas to Santiago
This morning we transfer to Punta Arenas to fly to Santiago and transfer to the hotel.  Relax at leisure or explore the city.  Santiago is now a vibrant city, one of the largest in South America. Explore the city streets and discover art galleries, handicraft markets and a great selection of restaurants, bars and cafes. The city’s diversity is shown in its contrasting neighborhoods, night owls can enjoy a taste of lively Latino nightlife in hip Bellavista. Head downtown and wander around the famous Central Market, a gourmet’s delight. Head for the hills surrounding the city to marvel at panoramic views of Santiago with the magnificent Andes as a backdrop. For something a little more laid back, grab a picnic and enjoy it in one of the city's many parks. (Breakfast)
Hotel Principado Express

Day 11: Santiago
We take a guided tour to discover from Santiago's colonial past to the ultramodern, high-rise buildings of the financial centre. We start by heading south through the downtown area, to the heart of the city. Heading along the famous Alameda, Santiago’s colourful main avenue, you’ll see important Chilean icons including the Chilean University, San Francisco Church and Santa Lucia Hill, site of Santiago’s foundation in 1541. We continue towards the Plaza de Armas home of the cathedral and close to the famous Central Market, the fresh fish and seafood market. Continuing across the Mapocho River we reach bohemian Bellavista on the way to the San Cristobal Hill. The top of the hill has one of the finest views of Santiago and the Andes Mountains. Rounding off the tour, you will pass through the modern residential areas of the city with their interesting modern architecture as we return to the hotel.

This afternoon, choose an optional excursion, wine pairing at Vinolia, to discover the secrets of Chilean wine. First experience the “Sensory exploration room” enjoying 48 aromas associated with wine in a setting recreating sounds and images giving a sense of being in a vineyard. The visit continues in the cinema room with a virtual panoramic flight over the Casablanca, Maipo and the Colchagua Valleys. As you watch the video, you will taste five superior-quality wines, one from each winery, as the winemaker leads the tasting on screen. The tasting is accompanied by a selection of cheeses and dried fruits. Afterward you can visit in the Emporium at leisure. Afterwards transfer back to your hotel. (Breakfast)
Hotel Principado Express

Day 12: Santiago
Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.

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