Argentina-Chile 14 days | ARGCH14GROUP

place+ SEE FULL ITINERARY AND VISITSClick to see the full itinerary day by dayhome HOTELS | Accommodation is either in hotel, hostal, shelter, home stay or camping depending on your program.directions_car DAILY TRANSPORTS | Different transport are organized for your trip: Transfer when you arrive and leave, private transport for your visit and programed activities, domestic flight(s) depending on your program. translate GUIDES |English Speaking Guides: private or group tours with different local English speaking guides (no tour leader)restaurant MEALS |For lunch (where included) it will either be a lunch box or a hot meal and for dinner (where included) you will be served a hot meal. Please refer to the program for more precision

place Day 1. Buenos Aires Arrival and city tourVisit Buenos Aires half day --- homecheck --- |Hotel San Antonio or similar ---------- directions_carcheck ---------- |Transfert Airport - Hotel ~45mntranslate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantclear -- |Breakfast included Lunch, dinner not included

Once arrived at Buenos Aires airport our team will pick you up and drive you to the hotel. After a short break the time to refresh yourself, we will visit the city. Buenos Aires is a 4 Million cosmopolitan city and the biggest of Argentina with a nice mix of European and South American culture and architecture. We will start the visit with the Avenida 9 de Julio, the largest avenue in the world. Will pass by the Teatro Colon and the Plaza de Mayo where we can observe La casa del Gobierno, el Cabildo and the Cathedral. At the end of the afternoon we visit la Boca area and the street « El Caminito » the artist and bohemian spot in town. Then we will go back to the hotel.

place Day 2. Buenos Aires - Ushuaia city Tour Visit Ushuaia half day --- homecheck --- |Hotel Continental park or similar ------- directions_carflightcheck ---------- |Private Transfer Hotel – Airport - Hotel / Flight Buenos Aires – Ushuaia ~3h35 translate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast included Lunch, dinner not included

Upon time schedule we will be transfer to c Airport in Buenos Aires for a flight to Ushuaia, capital of Tierra del Fuego. Our team will wait for you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. After a short stop we will visit the city. Ushuaia is located in a cove of Beagle Channel dominated by the Martiales Mountains that presents a unique landscape in Argentina offering us a combination of sea, glaciers, mountain and forests. Departure from the hotel to reach Maipu Avenue until the Luis Pedero Fique footbridge to cross this narrow passage to reach the district of Misión, site chosen by the first settlers who settled in the region. We also visit the districts of Brown and Solier where we will be able to observe some old houses of the beginning of century but also the urban explosion since the 80s. We then head to the glacier Le Martial, former ski resort that offers the opportunity for visitors to take the chairlift to climb to the glacier that offers us a panoramic view of the Beagle Channel and the city of Ushuaia. Our return is via Leandro N. Alem Avenue to join the Maritime Museum and the former Ushuaia prison where we make a quick visit to linger more in the museum at the end of the world which traces the history of this region.

place Day 3. Ushuaia - Tierra de FuegoVisit Beagle Channel half day --- homecheck --- |Night on the cruise ------- directions_cardirections_boatcheck ---------- |Private transport Ushuaia – National park Tierra de Fuego / Cruise Ushuaia – Beagle channel – Murray channeltranslate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast, lunch, dinner included

Today discover the Tierra de Fuego Park, We will leave for a walk in the park of fire land we will take the valley until the bay Ensenada where we will be able to admire the islands Redonda and Estorbo. Opposite we can see the Chilean lands and the snowy peaks. After this short walk we will go to Lake Roca and on the way we will appreciate the flora. We will walk on the shores of the lake before returning to Ushuaia before reaching the port and boarding our 4-day cruise. Boarding at 5.30 pm Welcome cocktail and presentation of the Captain and the crew. Then the ship will weigh anchor, bound for the far south. Passing through the mythical Beagle Channel and the Strait of Magellan, you will travel through Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego.

place Day 4. Cap Horn – Wulai BayVisit Cap Horn half day --- homecheck --- |Night on the cruise ---------- directions_boatcheck ---------- |Cruise Cap Horn Wulai Baytranslate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast, lunch, dinner included

We will sail through the Murray Channel and Nassau Bay to Cape Horn National Park, where we will disembark if weather conditions permit. The legendary Cape Horn, was discovered in 1616, it is an almost vertical rocky promontory of 425 meters height. For years it was an important navigation route for sailboats between the Pacific and the Atlantic. It is known as the end of the world and was declared World Biosphere Reserve in 2005. In the afternoon, we disembark in Wulaia Bay, a historic site that was one of the largest indigenous settlements of Yámanas boaters. Charles Darwin landed there in 1833 during his voyage aboard HMS Beagle. This place offers a visual spectacle of great beauty with its vegetation and geography. We will arrive at a watchtower by walking through the Magellan forest where lengas (beech of Tierra del Fuego) grow, coigues, cinnamon and ferns among other species.

place Day 5. Pia Glacier - Garibaldi GlacierVisit Patagonia Glacier full day --- homecheck --- |Night on the cruise ---------- directions_boatcheck ---------- |Cruise Pia Glacier - Garibaldi Glaciertranslate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast, lunch, dinner included

Overnight we continue our Patagonia glacier tour around the western end of Tierra del Fuego via the very narrow Gabrial Channel, Magdalena Channel and Cockburn Channel. After rounding the remote Brecknock Peninsula, the Australis cruise tacks eastward and enters the Beagle Channel again. By morning we are entering Pia Fjord and boarding the Zodiacs for a shore excursion to Pia Glacier.After disembarking we take a short hike to gain a panoramic view of the spectacular glacier, which extends from the mountaintops down to the sea or a longer much more difficult walk up a lateral moraine of the old Pia Glacier. No one knows for certain how the hulking mass of snow and ice got its feminine moniker, but one theory says it was named for Princess Maria Pia of Savoy (1847-1911), daughter of the Italian king. Making our way further west along the Beagle Channel, we enter another long fjord and drop anchor near Garibaldi Glacier for another shore excursion. Garibaldi is one of only three glaciers in Patagonia gaining mass rather than staying the same or slowly shrinking. This time we hike through virgin Magellanic forest to a glacial waterfall, a towering wall of ferns and moss, and spectacular viewpoints looking down on the glacier and fjord. The walk is demanding -- very steep, negligible trail, rough footing -- and not for everyone. For those who choose to stay onboard, our captain will point the bow towards the beautiful sky blue Garibaldi Glacier so everyone can enjoy the panoramic view from the upper decks.

place Day 6. Aguila Glacier - Condor GlacierVisit Condor Glacier half day --- homecheck --- |Night on the cruise ---------- directions_boatcheck ---------- |Cruise Agostini Glacier – Condor Glaciertranslate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast, lunch, dinner included

Early in the morning, we will sail through the Cockburn Channel and enter Agostini Sound. From there it is possible to see the glaciers that descend from the middle of the Darwin Mountain Range -- some of them reaching the water. This morning, we will disembark and go for an easy walk around a lagoon, which was formed by the melting of the Águila Glacier. We will reach a spot right in front of that glacier with stunning views. In the afternoon, we will approach the Condor Glacier via Zodiac -- and hopefully see some of the abundant Andean Condors in the area.

place Day 7. Magdalena Island – Puerto NatalesVisit Magdalena Island half day --- homecheck --- |Hotel in El Puerto Natales ------- directions_cardirections_boatcheck ---------- |Private Transport Punta Arenas – Puerto Natales ~2h50 (248 kms) / Cruise Magdalena Island – Punta Arenastranslate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast included Lunch, dinner not included

After an overnight cruise through Magdalena Channel and back into the Strait of Magellan, we anchor off Magdalena Island, which lies about halfway between Tierra del Fuego and the Chilean mainland. Crowned by a distinctive lighthouse, the island used to be an essential source of supplies for navigators and explorers and is inhabited by an immense colony of Magellanic penguins. At the break of dawn, weather permitting, we go ashore and hike a path that leads through thousands of penguins to a small museum lodged inside the vintage 1902 lighthouse. Many other bird species are also found on the island. In September and April -- when the penguins dwell elsewhere -- this excursion is replaced by a ride aboard Zodiacs to Marta Island to observe South American sea lions. After a short cruise south along the strait, disembarkation at Punta Arenas is scheduled for around 11:30 AM. End of the cruise. Our team will welcome you to the port of Punta Arenas and you will take the road to go to Puerto Natales. We will take Highway 9 north, we will arrive for lunch. The rest of the day will be free.

place Day 8. Puerto Natales - Torres del PaineVisit Torres del Paine Park half day --- homecheck --- |Hotel in Lago Grey ------- directions_cardirections_boatcheck ---------- |Cruise ~3h00translate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast included Lunch, dinner not included

We will leave at 7:00 am from the hotel to prepare boarding scheduled at 7:30. We will sail to Mount Balmaceda, during our navigation we can enjoy the forests before arriving at Glacier Balmaceda and Serrano. We will have a few hours in front of us to walk before taking the boat. We will have lunch in a hosteria and then we will go to Torres del Paines Park by zodiac along the Serrano River. We will dismount and our team will accompany you to Hosteria Lago Grey where you will spend the night.

place Day 9. Lago GreyNo visit today --- homecheck --- | Hotel in Lago Grey ------- directions_cardirections_boatcheck ---------- |Cruise ~3h00 translate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast included Lunch, dinner not included

After breakfast we will resume our navigation and we will cross the Gray Lake where we will be able to observe the huge Glacier Gray. After this impressive visit we will return to the Gray hosteria. The rest of the day will be free and you can walk near the hosteria around the Margarita and Marco Antonio lagoons to observe the fauna and flora.

place Day 10. Lago Grey - Puerto MonttNo visit today --- homecheck --- |Hotel in Puerto Montt ------- directions_carflightcheck ---------- |Private transfer Lago Grey - Puerto Natales Airport ~2h45 / Flight Puerto Natales – Puerto Montt ~1h35 translate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast included Lunch, dinner not included

In the morning we will go to visit the Torres del Paine Park where we can enjoy the most beautiful lakes of Patagonia (Péhoé, Nordenskjöld, Sarmiento), then after this big breath of fresh air we will drive to Puerto Natales to take the plane to Puerto Montt. Our team will welcome you at the airport and accompany you to your hotel. The rest of the day will be free.

Important: Itinerary can change because of weather or social conditions and some sights are not always accessible – Lipiko Tours cannot be held responsible for any changes in itinerary and sights not visited as a result.

place Day 11. Puerto Montt - CastroVisit Puñihuil Penguin Reserve half day --- homecheck --- |Hotel in Castro ------- directions_cardirections_boatcheck ---------- |Private transport Puerto Montt – Puerto Pargua / Ferry Pargua – Chacao ~40mntranslate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast included Lunch, dinner not included

Departure at 9:00 to reach the neighboring Puerto Montt. From Puerto Montt, the capital of Chile's lake region, take the Panamericana 5 road to Pargua port where you board a ferry to reach the island of Chiloé. The crossing takes 30 minutes to disembark in the village of Chacao and Ancud. You will visit the Puñihuil Penguin Reserve before descending further south towards the capital of the island, Castro. Visit of the Cathedral of Castro, declared Cultural Heritage of Humanity, built in 1910 and made entirely of wooden tiles.

place Day 12. Castro – CucaoVisit Chiloe half day --- homecheck --- | Hotel in Cucao ---------- directions_carcheck ---------- |Private transport Castro – Chiloe National park - Cucao translate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast included Lunch, dinner not included

Excursion in the Chiloé National Park. Possibility of multiple walks from 30 minutes to 2 hours. Back on the east coast to the small village of Dalcahue, entirely turned towards the activities around the sea. Visit craft stalls. The restaurants here offer the Curanto, typical dish of the island with meat, potatoes, corn cakes and seafood. Small navigation in the afternoon to reach a small island in front of Dalcahue (Achaco or Quinchao) to discover the villages of sinners. Discovery of the churches which received in the year 2000, the title of Cultural Patrimony of UNESCO. Then drive to Cucao, a small fishing village on the west coast of the island that will seduce you. Night in Cucao.

place Day 13. Cucao - Santiago city tourVisit Chiloe half day --- homecheck --- | Hotel San Antonio or similar ------- directions_boatflightcheck ---------- |Transport private Cucao - Puerto Montt / Ferry Chacao – Pargua ~35mn / Flight Puerto Montt – Santiago ~1h40 translate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast included Lunch, dinner not included

Departure at 9:00 from Cucao, today you will continue your discovery of Chiloe. The churches of Chiloe are classified World Heritage of Humanity by Unesco, you will visit some of them on your way. After enjoying a Curanto in Dalcahue, you will also go through fishing villages; fishing and agriculture being the main resources of the island. A nice walk to the quiet rhythm of this island. At the end of the day, return to the mainland by the same ferry that brought you. Arrival in Puerto Varas at the end of the day. Transportation by private vehicle to El Tepual airport 2 hours before your flight to take your domestic flight from Puerto Montt to Santiago. Arrival in Santiago and transport by private vehicle to the hotel.

place Day 14. Santiago DepartureNo Visit today --- homecheck --- | Departure---------- directions_carcheck ---------- |Transfer Hotel-Airporttranslate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast is included at the hotel depending on your time of departure. If you must leave the hotel before breakfast is served at the hotel (normally at 07h00) breakfast is not included

According to your time of departure* you are transferred from the hotel to the airport. For international flights, it is recommended to arrive at the airport 3 hours before scheduled departure. End of our services.

Important: Itinerary can change because of weather or social conditions and some sights are not always accessible – Lipiko Tours cannot be held responsible for any changes in itinerary and sights not visited as a result.

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