Highlights of Patagonia Escorted Vacation

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  • Argentina, Patagonia, Perito Moreno-01
  • Argentina, El Calafate-01
  • Argentina, El Calafate, Perito Moreno National Park-01
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  • Chile, Santiago, Plaza de las Armas-01
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  • Chile, Andes Mts-01
  • Chile, Patagonia, Torres del Paine National Park-01
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  • Argentina, Buenos Aires-01
  • Argentina, Patagonia, Perito Moreno-01
  • Argentina, El Calafate-01
  • Argentina, El Calafate, Perito Moreno National Park-01
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  • Argentina, El Calafate, Perito Moreno National Park-05
  • Chile, Santiago, Plaza de las Armas-01
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  • Chile, Andes Mts-01
  • Chile, Patagonia, Torres del Paine National Park-01
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Enjoy the bustling, vibrant and lively city of Buenos Aires! Explore the city, shop and dine and travel out into the countryside with this great journey through Argentina. Switch gears and travel to El Calafate for beautiful, picturesque landscapes and one of the world’s largest glaciers. We highly suggest taking an optional trip to a ranch outside of Buenos Aires to experience the Gaucho, or cowboy, lifestyle.

Guaranteed departures – 8-day/7-night package including Santiago and Puerto Natales. This package includes daily breakfast and your choice of accommodations at either Superior Tourist Class or First Class hotels.

Includes

  • Transfers per itinerary
  • Hotels per itinerary or similar
  • Meals per itinerary; (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner
  • Sightseeing per itinerary
  • Travel funds escrow protection program
  • Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Emergency assistance

Excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours
  • Customary tips and gratuities
  • Local city taxes
  • Drinks during meals
  • Flights

Daily Itinerary

Day

1

Buenos Aires - Arrival

You will be met upon arrival and transferred to your hotel.

Day

2

Discover Buenos Aires

After breakfast you will join your guided city tour of Buenos Aires. You will discover the history of May Square, the site of the most important historical events and their protagonists since its foundation. Next, enjoy May Avenue and wonder in awe at the oldest residential neighborhood in Buenos Aires: San Telmo. Walk along its cobblestoned streets and discover the antique shops and picturesque buildings. Later, feel the passion of the original Tango in the neighborhood of La Boca; walk along Caminito Street and enjoy the dancers and shops along the way, as well as the famed Boca Juniors soccer stadium. Continue to the modernized city travelling along Madero Port and its exclusive docks, full of excellent restaurants and businesses. You will pass through the Retiro neighborhood and move on to see Palermo and its most exclusive residential area before finally arriving in Recoleta. Once there, discover the final resting place of Eva Peron, “Evita,” in the Recoleta Cemetery. Later in the day, experience the famed Buenos Aires nightlife and enjoy an unforgettable evening at Aljibe Tango for dinner and a show. Surrender to the magic of this city that never sleeps and to the charm of the overwhelming and sanguine music while enjoying the best of its varied epicurean options. (B,D)

Day

3

Explore Buenos Aires

Enjoy today at leisure and consider an optional full-day experience of traditional gaucho culture at Santa Susana Ranch. Home to the gaucho, or Argentinian cowboy, the humid pampa is one of the most fertile natural prairies in the world and is famous for its production of beef and grains. Only a few kilometers away from the city of Buenos Aires, the natural environment and beautiful landscapes will welcome you as warmly as the gauchos. You will be honored with the typical national asado, empanadas and excellent Argentine wines. The wild smell of the countryside will invite you to discover a charming hundred-year-old rural tradition in the midst of the 21st century. Folk song and dances, equestrian activities and unbeatable shows of traditional gaucho skills allow you to live the traditional lifestyle of the Argentinean ranch through the gaucho, the greatest symbol of these lands. (B)

Day

4

Buenos Aires - El Calafate

After breakfast at your hotel, you will be transferred to a regional airport for your short flight to El Calafate (ticket not included). You will be met upon arrival and transferred to your hotel. (B)

Day

5

El Calafate - Perito Moreno Day Trip

Enjoy a good breakfast before starting on your full-day tour to Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the largest in the world and the biggest attraction at Los Glaciares National Park. You will start by entering the Patagonic Andean forest for your first stop at the breathtaking “Curva de los Suspiros,” the Curve of Sighs, where you will have your first glimpse of the majestic glacier. You will have the opportunity to approach the glacier and witness the grand scope from different panoramic vantages along the catwalk. You may wish to consider an optional Safari Nautico Navigation ticket to learn of the wildlife and marine life present in the deep waters of Lago Argentino. (B)

Day

6

El Calafate

Enjoy your breakfast and the day at your leisure to explore the city or join an optional tour to Nibepo Aike Ranch including either lunch or dinner. (B)

Day

7

El Calafate - Return

After breakfast you will be transferred to your hotel for your return flight home. (B)