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Nature and culture combine on this unforgettable tailor-made itinerary around Chile and Argentina. Marvel at some seriously spectacular landscapes – from the awe-inspiring Atacama Desert, to the glaciers, lakes and valleys of Patagonia – as well as experiencing the undeniable buzz and heritage hotspots of Santiago and Buenos Aires.
Visit Chile’s largest farmer’s market, La Vega Central in Santiago on a guided itinerary of the city
Cross Lake General Carrera by boat, reaching the Marble Chapel, a complex of beautiful blue caverns
Cruise along the magnificent Magellan Strait, spotting the tame penguins that call the islands home
Tour the bohemian neighbourhoods of Buenos Aires
Discover the delights of the Atacama Desert, the driest place on earth, uncovering active geysers, lagoons, dunes and ancient fortresses.
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In Santiago, take a guided visit to the La Vega Central farmer’s market, ending your city tour at El Emporio La Rosa, one of the world’s top ice cream shops!
Take a private car transfer to Santiago Airport for your flight to Calama. From here, take a private car transfer to Alto Alamaca Desert Lodge & Spa.
This is a gateway to the delights of the Atacama Desert, showcased through various excursions – from visiting the ancient Machuca village in the High Andes, to stargazing in the open-air observatory.
Take a private car transfer to Calama Airport for your flight to Santiago. From here, take a private car transfer to The Holiday Inn at Santiago Airport.
Spend another night in Santiago before your adventures continue in Coyhaique.
Take a private car transfer to Santiago Airport for your flight to Balmaceda. From here, take a private car transfer to Nomades Hotel, Coyhaique.
Stay beside the Coyhaique River, a destination dreamily located to access the adventures of the nearby mountains, forests and the remote parts of Patagonia.
Take a private car transfer to the Terra Luna Lodge, Patagonia. This jaw-dropping route takes you through beautiful Patagonia.
Rest for a night in a cosy cabin beside Lake General Carrera, enjoying views of striking Mount San Valentin. A range of optional excursions can be arranged from here - including climbing, helicopter tours and horse riding.
Take a private car transfer to Parque Patagonia.
Vast river-sculpted valleys form a natural corridor that is used by both nomadic people and wildlife. After a night here, return to General Carrera Lake for a thrilling boat ride across the terrifically turquoise waters, marvelling at the Marble Caves that are partially submerged.
Take a private car transfer to Nomades Hotel, Coyhaique.
Spend another night in Coyhaique.
Take a private car transfer to Balmaceda Airport for your flight to Puntas Arenas. From here, take a private car transfer to Cabo de Hornos Hotel.
Head by boat along the Magellan Strait, stopping to spot remarkably tame penguins, sea lions and various birds, while learning more about the area’s fascinating history.
Take a private car transfer to Singular Patagonia, Puerto Natales.
Spend a night at the award-winning Singular Patagonia hotel here, from which more than 20 different excursions can be enjoyed - including adventures into the Torres del Paine National Park.
Take a private car transfer to EOLO Hotel, El Calafate.
Over in Argentina, El Calafate is gloriously close to the Perito Mereno glacier, a rare growing ice form and one of the undeniable highlights of a trip to Argentina.
Take a private car transfer to El Calafate airport for your flight to Buenos Aires. From here, take a private car transfer to Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt Hotel.
It’s time to explore bustling Buenos Aires. Your guided city tour’s highlights include the Plaza de Mayo, the neo-classical cathedral and the historic Casa Rosada.
Take a private car transfer to Buenos Aires International Airport for your flight to the UK.
Join a guide for a tour of Santiago. Begin with a visit to the country’s largest farmer’s market, La Vega Central, housing 60,000 square meters of stalls that showcase the brilliance of the country's agricultural bounty – perfect for foodies! Continue to the colourful Barrio Brazil and Barrio Yungya, characterised by cobblestone streets, bright mansions and charming plazas, once home to the high-class members of Chilean society. Stop for a sweet treat and refreshment at the unique La Peluqueria Francesa in Barrio Yungay, a unique French barbershop / antique shop. Take a stroll down Jose Miguel de la Barra Street in the heart of the Bellas Artes neighbourhood and onwards to the Lastarria neighbourhood, home to both designer shops and eclectic local stores, including a small book market. Your final stop is El Emporio La Rosa, an artisanal ice cream shop that offers delicious and wonderfully whacky ice-cream flavours - including rose, garlic, and pepper. Expect a treat as it has been named one of the top 25 ice-cream shops in the world!
Board a sleek 12-person Flipper boat and cruise from Puerto Guadal across the stunning mirrored waters of Lake General Carrera, located on the border of Argentina and Chile. Discover the utterly fascinating and beautiful blue caverns that are partially submerged in the lake. Three main caverns: The Chapel (La Capilla), the Cathedral (La Catedral), and the Cave (La Cueva) make up the majority of the system, all of which you can explore today.
Hop aboard a boat for a scenic cruise along the Magellan Strait in Patagonia, stopping firstly at Isla Magdalena. Here lives the largest colony of Magellan Penguins in the Southern Hemisphere, with an estimated 120,000 birds nesting on the island. Make your way to the historic lighthouse, while learning more about the area’s history and its fascinating fauna. Next, head towards Isla Marta where you will likely spot sea lions, austral terns and a range of other wonderful wildlife in their natural habitat. Later, sail back to shore and return to Punta Arenas.
Enjoy a leisurely guided stroll to become acquainted with the sophisticated Recoleta neighbourhood of Buenos Aires. The district is named after the barefoot Franciscan friars of the Recoleto order, who settled here in the early 1700s. The outbreak of yellow fever in the south of the city in 1871 caused the elite to swarm to this area, laying the foundations for a concentration of intellectual and cultural activity. Explore the open green spaces, landscaped parks, tree-lined sidewalks, upmarket shops and historic landmarks of the area – including the intriguing Recoleta Cemetery, the grand Alvear and Quintana Avenues, the enchanting Pellegrini Square, and much more.
Discover the different neighbourhoods, eclectic architecture, sweeping avenues, narrow streets, ornamented façades and tree-lined boulevards of Buenos Aires on this privately guided tour. Highlights may include the Main Square, Plaza de Mayo with its neo-classical Cathedral, the colonial town-hall, the Presidential Palace and the historical "Casa Rosada" (The Pink House). Then, it's on to the old neighbourhood of San Telmo with its narrow, cobbled-stone streets; La Boca with its multicoloured tin houses and lively atmosphere; and the thriving harbour area of Puerto Madero. Then, explore the elegant Barrio Norte neighbourhood, home to fascinating French architecture and the Recoleta Cemetery. End in Palermo with its wonderful parks and gardens, monuments and magnificent mansions. Professional guides can tailor this tour to fit your particular interests, so let us know about them to ensure you make the most out of this great experience!
The warmest months across Chile and Argentina are November to March, during which time Patagonia is most accessible.
12 NIGHTS FROM £7,650 per person
Price based upon economy flights from London, transfers, UK airport lounge passes and meals and excursions as specified.
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