Discover Patagonia

  • Trip Type: Journeys
  • 14 Days | Round-trip Buenos Aires
  • Group Size: Max 16

Trip Details

 

Fall in love with Patagonia amid its massive peaks, welcoming people, and incredible foods. Take in the colors of Buenos Aires and get some new moves during a local tango lesson. Then head into nature to explore Torres del Paine National Park and the humbling Perito Moreno Glacier. Reaching the end of the world at Ushuaia is just the tip of the iceberg of this incredible adventure.

Trip Highlights

    • Explore the spectacular lakes, peaks, and waterfalls of Torres del Paine National Park.
    • Hear from an expert on the Perito Moreno Glacier, and then witness calving in this advancing ice mass.
    • Discover the enormous penguin colonies on Martillo Island.

Itinerary - 14 Days

Day 1 — Buenos Aires

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer is included.

Days 2 & 3 — Bariloche

Catch a flight to northern Patagonia. Enjoy the highlights of scenic San Carlos de Bariloche on a Circuito Chico tour, with stops at local artisanal producers specializing in chocolate, beer, and jams. The next day, enjoy free time to explore this incredible region by foot or bike. (2B)

Days 4 & 5 — Puerto Varas

Travel by bus and ferry to Puerto Varas in the stunning Chilean Lake District. Enjoy the sights from the Cruce de Lagos, considered one of the most scenic ferry cruises in the world. The next day, opt to take a daytime excursion to picturesque Chiloé Island. (2B)

Days 6 & 7 — Torres del Paine National Park

Catch a flight to Punta Arenas and then transfer to Torres del Paine National Park. The next day, take a full-day trip into the park alongside a guide. Marvel at pristine lakes, glaciers, and waterfalls in this vast and stunning region. (2B, 1L, 2D)

Days 8 & 9 — El Calafate

Enjoy the gorgeous drive to El Calafate. The following day, attend a talk by a local expert on the Perito Moreno Glacier. Then travel into Los Glaciares National Park to view this massive glacier, and opt to take a boat ride to its base. (2B)

Days 10 & 11 — Ushuaia

Fly to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. The next day, introduce yourself see the penguins on Martillo Island with a naturalist guide. Then return to Ushuaia by navigating the Beagle Channel on a catamaran, passing islands inhabited by birds, penguins, and seals, as well as the lighthouse at the “end of the world.” (2B)

Days 12 & 13 — Buenos Aires

Return to Buenos Aires and enjoy some free time to explore the “Paris of South America.” In the evening, head out to San Telmo—the oldest barrio in the city—for dinner in a café, followed by a tango lesson from local dancers at a studio. Then it’s time for a milonga, a neighborhood tradition where students and teachers of the studio show up to practice their moves. Sit back and enjoy or join in the fun. The next day, enjoy a tour of the city’s highlights, including the Plaza de Mayo (home to Eva Perón’s famous balcony), La Boca, and La Recoleta Cemetery. (2B, 1D)

Day 14 — Buenos Aires

Depart at any time. (1B)

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Dates

2017
  • Oct 22 - Nov 04, 2017 (sold out)
  • Oct 29 - Nov 11, 2017 (sold out)
  • Nov 12 - 25, 2017 (sold out)
  • Nov 26 - Dec 09, 2017 (sold out)
  • Dec 03 - 16, 2017 (sold out)
  • Dec 10 - 23, 2017
  • Dec 17 - 30, 2017 (sold out)
2018
  • Jan 07 - 20, 2018 (sold out)
  • Jan 28 - Feb 10, 2018
  • Feb 11 - 24, 2018
  • Feb 18 - Mar 03, 2018
  • Feb 25 - Mar 10, 2018
  • Mar 04 - 17, 2018
  • Oct 14 - 27, 2018
  • Oct 21 - Nov 03, 2018
  • Oct 28 - Nov 10, 2018
  • Nov 11 - 24, 2018
  • Nov 18 - Dec 01, 2018
  • Nov 25 - Dec 08, 2018
  • Dec 02 - 15, 2018
  • Dec 09 - 22, 2018
  • Dec 16 - 29, 2018
  • Dec 23, 2018 - Jan 05, 2019
2019
  • Jan 13 - 26, 2019
  • Jan 20 - Feb 02, 2019
  • Jan 27 - Feb 09, 2019
  • Feb 10 - 23, 2019
  • Feb 17 - Mar 02, 2019
  • Feb 24 - Mar 09, 2019
  • Mar 03 - 16, 2019
  • Mar 10 - 23, 2019

Trip Cost

Price From

$4,799

Activity Level

Light/Moderate

Travelers should be in good health and comfortable walking or standing for extended periods of time. Daily activities may include city walking tours, visits to sites, game drives, or easy hikes, with options for more physical activities such as hiking, kayaking, snorkeling and biking.

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Cost Details

All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy. If you're traveling on your own, we'll pair you up with a roommate of the same gender so that you can pay the same rate as other travelers. Prices are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.

My Own Room

During your trip, sometimes it's just more convenient and comfortable to have your own room. That's why we offer the "My Own Room" option - a single room all to yourself.

My Own Room Option: From $1,699

What's Included

Arrival transfer, internal flights, transport between destinations and to/ from included activities, and activities as listed in the itinerary. The optional boat excursions from Chiloé Island, Puerto Blest, and Perito Moreno Glacier are at an additional cost.

Accommodations
Comfortable, mid-range hotels (13 nights)

Meals Included
13 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners. Allow an additional $545–710 for meals not included.

Transportation
Bus/van, plane, boat, hiking

Optional Experience

You can do whatever you wish during your free time on tour, but if you're in need of suggestions, we've got them. Details about any optional experiences for this trip will be available during the booking process. Please note, these are at an additional cost.