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Kuyay travel's Recommended Destinations

 


Following are our Top Ten places to visit in southern South America. With so many varied destinations and exciting activities to experience, you could actually
spend a lifetime exploring down here, and never see the same place twice!

 
  On to the list, in no particular order (click destination for details and available tours)
    Puerto Varas, Chile
  Machu Picchu, Peru
  Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
  Puyuhuapi, Chile
  San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
  El Calafate near the Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina
  Iguazu Falls, Argentina / Brazil
  Santiago, Chile
  Buenos Aires, Argentina
  San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
Puerto Varas, Chile in the country's Lakes Region
The Osorno Volcano near Puerto Varas, Chile
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The "City Of Roses" on the shores of Lake Llanquihue, with majestic views of the Osorno, Calbuco and Tronador Volcanoes. This quaint lakeside town is a hub for a multitude of adventure activities, and is not one of Chile's preferred travel destinations by accident. Come experience it for yourself!
Tours including Puerto Varas (click for itineraries & information)
Activities: Rafting, Hiking, Canopy, Canyoning,   Horseback riding, Kayaking, Climbing, Sailing,   Walking, Fly-fishing, Boating, World Heritage
  sites, and more.
  Patagonian Overland Odyssey - Hosted 15 days US$ 5,590 pp  
  Chile All-Inclusive, North to South
11 days US$ 5,990 pp  
  Volcanoes & Lakes 6 days US$ 1,590 pp  
  Captivating Patagonia + Iguazu Falls 16 days US$ 4,180 pp  
  Patagonian Roots 9 days US$ 4,390 pp  
     
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Machu Picchu, Peru near Cusco

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Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley of Peru are filled with myths, history and landscapes of epic proportions. Come sit among alpacas and ponder the true meanings of this Inca stronghold up in the clouds. You can also incorporate into your tour the Sacred Valley, Cusco, the Colca Canyon, Puno and Arequipa. Truly an "out of this world" experience.
Tours including Machu Picchu (click for itineraries & information)
Activities: Hiking and Trekking, Riding the
  Vista Dome Train to Machu Picchu, Visiting
  one of the new Seven Wonders of the World.
  Glorious Machu Picchu & Iguazu Falls 7 days US$ 2,190 pp  
     
     
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Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
Riding in the wind in front of the Cuernos, or Horns
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Chile's most visited national park, this UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve is home to more than 115 species of birds and at least 25 species of mammals, including guanacos (the American Camel), pumas and foxes. With numerous lakes, rivers, waterfalls and amazing granite massifs, this world-renowned trekking destination is a must for any serious traveler.
Activities: Trekking, Birding, Hiking, Camping,   Horseback riding, Ice trekking, Glacier cruises,   Boating, Nature photography. Tours including Torres del Paine (click for itineraries & information)
  Patagonian Overland Odyssey - Hosted 15 days US$ 5,590 pp  
  Chile All-Inclusive, North to South 11 days US$ 5,990 pp  
Note: The park is open all year, but during low season (April-October), organized tours operate on a weekly basis.
  Patagonia Biosphere Reserves 8 days US$ 3,940 pp  
  Trekking, Patagonia Style 15 days US$ 3,360 pp  
  Captivating Patagonia + Iguazu Falls 16 days US$ 4,180 pp  
  Hike the "W" in Torres del Paine 9 days US$ 2,050 pp  
  Patagonian Roots 9 days US$ 4,390 pp  
  Pathway to the Towers 7 days US$ 3,650 pp  
  Untamed Patagonia 7 days US$ 2,990 pp  
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Puyuhuapi, Chile near the San Rafael Glacier
A rainbow, a common sight, in Glacier Sound near Puyuhuapi
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Located in a pristine fjord in southern Chile, Puyuhuapi is a secret getaway just waiting to be discovered.  If being immersed in a rainforest, kayaking through a fjord, taking a catamaran to witness Chile's premier glacier, San Rafael, then soaking in a natural hot springs is for you, Puyuhuapi is your destination.
Activities: Sea kayaking, Glacier cruises, Nature hikes, Hot Springs, Wildlife viewing, Sunbathing, Swimming in the fjord with dolphins. Tours including Puyuhuapi (click for itineraries & information)
  Patagonian Overland Odyssey - Hosted 15 days US$ 5,590 pp  
     
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina in the country's Lakes District
Numerous lakes, including Nahuel Huapi, as seen from the top of Campanario Hill near Bariloche
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Over the Andes Mountains from Puerto Varas, Chile, this lakeside resort town is the other end of the famous Lakes Crossing. Outdoor activities abound in and around the many lakes, mountains and forests, not to mention the high quality leather handcraft and huge assortment of local, homemade chocolates!
Activities: Skiing, Hiking, Sailing, Sunbathing, Mountain biking, Chocolate-tasting, Shopping, Wildlife viewing, Horseback riding.
Tours including Bariloche (click for itineraries & information)
Contact us for a tailored trip including Bariloche
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El Calafate, Argentina near the Perito Moreno Glacier and El Chalten, the trekking capital of Argentina
The Northern section of the Perito Moreno Glacier
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One of the most active glaciers in the world, the Moreno Glacier resides in Argentina's Glaciers National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The sight and sound of large pieces calving off into the water is something you will never forget!
Tours including El Calafate (click for itineraries & information)
Activities: Day trips to viewing platforms, Boat rides for an up close view, Ice trekking, Hiking, Bird watching, Shopping,
Horseback riding .
  Patagonian Overland Odyssey - Hosted 15 days US$ 5,590 pp  
  Trekking, Patagonia Style 15 days US$ 3,360 pp  
  Captivating Patagonia + Iguazu Falls 15 days US$ 4,180 pp  
  Patagonia Biosphere Reserves 8 days US$ 3,940 pp  
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Iguazu Falls, Argentina / Brazil
One of the viewing platforms with a great view of the Iguazu Falls
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Soak up the natural environment in this exotic destination, with national parks overlapping in Argentina and Brazil. Both sides offer unique views of the tremendous waterfalls as you experience the tropical forest up close and personal.
Activities: Hiking in rain forests, Bird watching, Nature photography, Hikes to both Brazilian and Argentinean falls, Boat rides for closeup views. Tours including Iguazu Falls (click for itineraries & information)
  Captivating Patagonia + Iguazu Falls 16 days US$ 4,180 pp  
  Glorious Machu Picchu & Iguazu Falls 7 days US$ 2,190 pp  
     
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Santiago, Chile
The "Sanhattan" area of Santiago, with the snow-capped Andes Mountains as a backdrop
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The most modern of all South American cities, Santiago is a pleasing mix of the old and the new. World class ski resorts, cool Pacific beaches and famous wineries are all within an hour and a half of the city. And a destination with Gay Nightlife!
Activities: City tours, Museums, Shopping, Skiing, Sunbathing, Wine-tasting, Mountain biking, and Dancing the night away in Bellavista's Gay clubs.
Tours including Santiago (click for itineraries & information)
  Chilean Patagonia Express 9 days US$ 1,990 pp  
  Captivating Patagonia + Iguazu Falls 16 days US$ 4,180 pp  
             
 
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
The Obelisk in Buenos Aires
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The city of Tango, art, fashion, shopping and nightlife, Buenos Aires is the Paris of Latin America, as well as recognized as the most Gay-friendly city on the continent. Let youself be seduced by the city that never sleeps.
Activities: City tours, Museums, Shopping, Tango shows, Evita Peron tours, Cultural trips, Parana River tours, and of course, Gay nightlife. Tours including Buenos Aires (click for itineraries & information)
  Trekking, Patagonia Style 15 days US$ 3,660 pp  
  Captivating Patagonia + Iguazu Falls 16 days US$ 4,180 pp  
     
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
The Moon Valley
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High up in the Altiplano of Chile, where volcanoes reach into the sky, you'll find a special place. Moon landscapes, huge salt flats filled with flamingos, geysers and archeological sites are waiting to be explored.
Activities: Hiking, Mountain biking, bird watching, and more. Tour including San Pedro de Atacama (click for itinerary & info)
  Chile All-Inclusive, North to South 11 days US$ 5,990 pp 
     
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