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Captivating Patagonia + Iguazu Falls    16 days / 15 nights
Overwhelm your senses in this tour visiting the key highlights of southern South America.
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16 days
Santiago, Chile / Buenos Aires, Argentina
$4,180 Base Program,   $5,590 Lodging Upgrade (see itinerary below for specific hotels)
$1,190 Base Program, $1,590 Lodging Upgrade
Internal airfare included: Santiago - Puerto Montt - Punta Arenas /
    El Calafate - Buenos Aires - Iguazu - Buenos Aires
    (international flight should be purchased into Santiago and out of Buenos Aires)
All breakfasts, plus some meals (see itinerary)
3-star hotels in Base Program, 4-star hotels with Lodging Upgrade
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  Included in Tour       Not Included in Tour
 

— Internal airfare beginning in Santiago, ending in Buenos Aires
— Transfers & transportation
— Lodging and activities per itinerary
— All breakfasts plus some meals
— Shared transfer Puerto Natales - El Calafate

— International air ticket into Santiago, out of Buenos Aires,
— Travel Insurance
— Visa or Reciprocity Fees (based on country of citizenship),
— Excessive luggage fees,
— Personal "extras" and tips

 
Daily Itinerary
  Day 1 Montecarlo  Orly Santiago, Chile  
   
Arrive into Santiago’s International Airport, where a private transfer will be waiting to take you to your hotel for the next 3 nights. This afternoon you have the chance to see Santiago in detail through an afternoon City Tour visiting all the key sites, ending with an optional “Pisco Sour”, Chile’s national drink. Transfer back to your hotel.
 
  Day 2 Montecarlo  Orly Santiago, Chile
After breakfast you will take a day trip to Chile’s coast, 120 km from Santiago, passing through the Curacavi and Casablanca valleys, the latter known for the production of award winning wines. Then you will continue on to the legislative capitol of the country, the hillside port city of Valparaiso with its winding streets, and then on to the beach resort city of Viña del Mar, visiting its casino and beaches. You will get to enjoy a seafood lunch (price not included in program) before returning to Santiago. Overnight back in Santiago.
  Day 3 Casa Kalfu  Cumbres Puerto Varas, Chile
 
Private transfer to the airport for your morning flight to the southern city of Puerto Montt. Transfer for the short drive to Puerto Varas, the “City of Roses”, where you will check in your hotel with a view of the lake and volcanoes. You will have an afternoon trip up the Osorno Volcano or a tour around the west side of Lake Llanquihue, Chile’s 2nd largest lake, giving you an insight into the daily lives of the original German immigrants who began settling in this far region during the 1850s. You will visit the lakeside towns of Frutillar with its open-air museum and Puerto Octay on the northern corner of the lake. Then you will return and have the remainder of the afternoon and evening free in Puerto Varas.
  Day 4 Casa Kalfu  Cumbres Puerto Varas, Chile
   

Today you have several options to choose from, including: (1) Full day trip to the island of Chiloe, where you will experience the unique culture and architecture, including the construction of houses over the water known as “palafitos”, (2) Full day trip through the Perez Rosales National Park, Petrohue Falls and on to Lake Todos Los Santos, where you will take a catamaran across the lake, with unbeatable views of both the Osorno and Puntiagudo Volcanoes, to Peulla, where you can have lunch (price not included) and optional activities before returning to Puerto Varas., (3) Whitewater rafting (level III) on the Petrohue River, (4) Canyoning down some of the many waterfalls in the area, (5) Various full day trekking trips among other activities. Overnight in Puerto Varas.

  Day 5 Casa Kalfu  Cumbres Puerto Varas, Chile
Today is another day to enjoy Puerto Varas and the area with an optional activity. Besides the excursions mentioned above, you can hit the water with some kayaking, either on All Saints' Lake or sea kayaking into the fjords.
  Day 6 Hotel If   Indigo Puerto Natales, Chile
 
Transfer to the airport outside Puerto Montt for your flight down to Punta Arenas, where you will have a shared transfer of approximately 3 hours to the port city of Puerto Natales on the Last Hope Sound, and check into your room for the next three nights. You will have the remainder of the afternoon free to recharge your batteries for your next adventure.
  Day 7 Hotel If   Indigo Puerto Natales, Chile
Today you will have a full day in the monumental Torres del Paine National Park, declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. You will be immersed in a special microclimate filled with unique flora and fauna, witnessing Patagonian foxes, guanacos (American camels) and huge condors, all amid numerous lakes and at the foot of the immense granite “Torres” and “Cuernos”. Late afternoon transfer back to Puerto Natales.
  Day 8 Hotel If   Indigo Puerto Natales, Chile
   
This morning you will take a day cruise from Puerto Natales through the Bernardo O’Higgins National Park to visit the Balmaceda and Serrano glaciers. After approximately 4 hours of navigation, you will have the chance to disembark and hike through native forest to arrive at a lagoon filled with icebergs at the foot of the Serrano Glacier. Optional lunch in the Estancia Perales. Late afternoon transfer to Puerto Natales.
Day 9 Hosteria Los Barrancos  Kosten Aike El Calafate, Argentina
After breakfast you will be picked up at your hotel and will have a full day shared transfer across the border into Argentina and then on up through the Pampa to the fast-growing tourist town of El Calafate, your staging point to witness one of the most unforgettable glaciers on the planet. Remainder of the afternoon free to explore the great shops and bookstores.
Day 10 Hosteria Los Barrancos  Kosten Aike El Calafate, Argentina
Today you will take a tour for a close-up view of the Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the most active glaciers on the planet, often with sections of ice calving off every few minutes. The almost constant sound of ice cracking and shifting inside the glacier is something you will never forget. You will also be able to take a boat trip to get an even closer view of this Patagonian wonder. Overnight in El Calafate.
Day 11 De Las Luces  Bel Air Buenos Aires, Argentina
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires, then transfer to your hotel for the next 3 nights. You’ll have the remainder of the afternoon free to enjoy the “Paris of South America” with its quaint neighborhoods and great shopping.
Day 12 De Las Luces  Bel Air Buenos Aires, Argentina
 
Today you will take a City Tour of Buenos Aires, visiting the National Congress, the Metropolitan Cathedral, around the Plaza de Mayo, into the neighborhoods of San Telmo, La Boca, Palermo, and ending in upscale Recoleta with its elegant cafés and restaurants. Then tonight we have included a Tango Dinner Show to give you a taste of the real Argentinean culture!
Day 13 De Las Luces  Bel Air Buenos Aires, Argentina
This morning you will be picked up from your hotel to begin your full-day Fiesta Gaucha at a working estancia outside of Buenos Aires. You will get to see Argentinean cowboys and their herding dogs at work in their natural environment.
Day 14 Saint George  Panoramic Iguazu Falls , Argentina
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Iguazu Falls, where you will be met for your transfer to your hotel for the next two nights. Rest of the afternoon free to walk around and explore the thick, jungle environment.
Day 15 Saint George  Panoramic Iguazu Falls , Argentina
Today you will have a Full Day tour of the immense Iguazu Falls, being able to witness the area's wonder from both the Argentina and Brazil sides, which offer very unique perspectives of this unforgettable destination. Transfer back to your hotel at the end of the day.
Day 15 Buenos Aires, Home
This morning you will have a transfer to the international airport in Buenos Aires for your flight home, or to continue your vacation.
 
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