Argentina-Chile 21 days Group | ARGCH21GROUP

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    Day 1.  Buenos Aires Arrival and city tour
    Once arrived at Buenos Airesairport our team will pick you up and drive you to the hotel. After a short break we will visit the city.
    Buenos Airesis 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.

    Day 2. Buenos Aires – Ushuaia
    Upon time schedule we will be transfer to Jorge Newbery Airport in Buenos Airesfor 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.

    Day 3. Ushuaia – Tierra de Fuego – Navigation on Beagle channel
    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.

    Day 4. Cruise / Cap Horn – Wulai Bay
    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 will land 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.

    Day 5. Cruise / Wulai Bay – Aguilar Glacier
    We will sail on the Brecknock, Ocasión, Cockburn and Magdalena canals to enter Seno De Agostini, from where you will
    It will be possible to appreciate the glaciers that descend from the heart of the Darwin Mountain range, some of which flow into the sea. In the afternoon, we will head to the Águila glacier where we will disembark in Zodiac canoes to make
    walk through the cold rain forest of Patagonia to arrive in front of the glacier Águilar.

    Day 6. Aguilar Glacier – Punta Arenas (Chile) – Puerto Natales
    Early in the morning, weather permitting, we will disembark on Magdalena Island, a place of supply for old sailors and explorers. During our walk to the lighthouse, we will see a huge colony of Magellanic penguins. In September and April, this excursion is replaced by a landing on Marta Island where you will see a colony of South American sea lions aboard Zodiac canoes. Finally, the landing in Punta Arenas is scheduled at 11:30. 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.

    Day 7. Puerto Natales - Navigation Glaciers Balmaceda & Serrano –Torres del Paine
    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 Gray where you will spend the night.

    Day 8. Lago Grey / Navigation Grey
    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.

    Day 9. Lago Grey - Parc Torres del Paine - Puerto Natales
    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 join Puerto Natales to take the bus to El Calafate Argentinian side, 5:00 of road will be necessary. Our team will welcome you at the bus terminal and accompany you to your hotel. The rest of the day will be free.

    Day 10. Puerto Natales - El Calafate
    Transfer from your hotel to Puerto Natales bus terminal to catch your bus line between Puerto Natales and El Calafate.

    Note: Possibility of this transfer in private vehicle with a French speaking guide.

    Day 11. El Calafate– Perito Moreno - El Calafate
    At 9am, after breakfast, departure from our hotel to reach the Perito Moreno glacier located 80 km from El Calafate. This full day excursion will allow you to fully enjoy this exceptional natural environment.

    Many walkways offer a panoramic view of the glacier overlooking the surrounding lenga groves. We then take a path on the coast of the Canal de los Tempanos to reach the base of the glacier. From the port located at Refugio Argentino, we embark for a one-hour cruise to enjoy the south face of the glacier that can exceed 70 m high. Return road around 17:30. Overnight at the hotel in El Calafate. Free meals.

    Note 1: 1h30 walk or more depending on the wish of each one.

    Note 2: 1 hour of navigation on boats of 70 passengers.

    Note 3: This tour is available all year.

    Day 12. El Calafate– Navigation Upsala – Spegazzini – El Calafate
    At 07:30, after breakfast, departure from our hotel to reach the Port of Punta Banderas about 50 km from El Calafate. This full-day excursion takes place on the north arm of Lake Argentin.

    After two hours of navigation, the multiplication of icebergs of various sizes and shapes indicates the approach of the great glaciers of Patagonia. We go along and observe the Upsala and the Spegazzini whose front walls can reach 135 meters in height. In the early afternoon, our boat takes the road back to reach the Port of Punta Banderas. Back to El Calafate. Overnight at the hotel in El Calafate. Free meals.

    Note 1: sailing time of 10 hours on boats of 250 passengers.

    Note 2: This tour is available all year.

    Day 13. El Calafate – Bariloche
    Two hours before takeoff, transfer to the airport for a flight to the region of lakes and its capital Bariloche. Reception at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon free to walk in the city of Bariloche. San Carlos de Bariloche, located on the left bank of Lake Nahuel Huapi fascinates the visitor who discovers this city by its alpine architecture and its chocolate shops. Bariloche contrasts sharply with other cities in Argentina. However, what provokes our enthusiasm in this region is not so much the city itself as its exceptional environment. The beauty of the landscapes is striking. Overnight at the hotel in Bariloche. Free meals.

    Day 14. Bariloche – Navigation – Isla Victoria – Bosque de Arrayanes – Bariloche
    Departure from the hotel for a half-day excursion to the surroundings. We drive to the LLao Llao peninsula where one of the largest and most luxurious hotels in Argentina is located. On the way, we stop at several watchtowers to observe the beauty of the place. First stop at Cerro Campanario culminating at 1050 m altitude. We reach the pass by taking a chairlift.

    From above, the panorama is magnificent. The lakes Nahuel Huapi, Gutierrez and Moreno, the Cerros Lopez and Otto and Victoria Island can be seen there. We resume our journey and arrive in front of the San Eduardo chapel, built in the 40s and belonging to the hotel Llao Llao that we see in the distance. The old hotel caught fire in 1938. The wood that was saved from the fire was used to build the current port of Llao LLao, Puerto Pañuelo, from where many lake excursions start. Our tour now covers the Llao Llao forest protected by the Llao Llao Municipal Reserve.

    We enter a wilder zone along Bahia Lopez and Lake Moreno then the small lagoon el Trebol. We take again the avenue Bustillo and resume the road to Puerto Pañuelo for boarding the Catamaran.

    Catamaran sailing to Victoria Island and Arrayanes Forest. We anchor on Victoria Island for a short hike in the former conifer nursery. Free time in this relaxing place. We take our boat to reach Port Quetrihué in the peninsula of the same name where we will visit the famous forest of Arrayanes.

    It is a unique tree formation in the world of which some centenarians. The bark of this tree is cold and completely smooth in color of cinnamon. It has white flowers similar to orange blossoms (azahar) and very tasty purple fruits. Return by boat to Bariloche and transfer to your hotel at the end of the afternoon.

    Note: about 65 km, 2h of ride & 3 hours of navigation.

    Day 15.  Bariloche – Chili – Puerto Varas – Lake crossing
    We will go to Puerto Panuelo for a full day trip. After about 1 hour of navigation on the Blest arm, to the port of Blest from where we will leave our boat to reach the port of Puerto by bus. We will reach Lake Cántaro and embark for 20 minutes to the port of Puerto Frias. After some administrativ paperwork at the Argentine customs. We will continue our bus tour and will cross the border at "Paso Vicente Pérez Rosales" to the Chilean customs of Peulla. Lunch in Peulla (not included).
    Our nautical adventure will continue aboard a catamaran, on the waters of the lake "Todos los Santos" where we will be able to appreciate the silhouette of the volcano Osorno.
    We will arrive at Petrohue and go to Puerto Varas by bus.

    Note 1 : Tour possible from 1st  September to 1st May – without guide

    Note 2 : 1 restaurant is ope to travellers at Peulla.

    Note 3 : Outside the spring-summer season, this excursion is realized in 2 days with night in Puerto Blest and visit of the waterfall of Cantaros..

    Day 16. Puerto Varas - National Reserve Punihuil – Castro
    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.

    Day 17. Castro - National Park Chiloe – Cucao
    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.

    Day 18. Cucao - Puerto Varas
    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.

    Day 19. Puerto Varas – Puerto Montt – Santiago
    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.

    Day 20. Santiago departure
    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.

    We remind you that all our tours are modifiable before your confirmation.

    Feel free to share your feelings on this itinerary, we can make any changes you want (duration, steps, types of accommodation, activities ...) and together build the trip to your image ...

                                                             Option: Eastern island 5 days

    Day 21. Santiago – Eastern Island
    In the morning we leave the hotel and start visiting the village of Hanga Roa Town and harbor, capital of Easter Island, its museum and Tahai ceremonial complex.

    In the afternoon, visit the Pignon (Pukau) quarry, Te Pahu caves and the site of the seven Ahu Akivi explorers.

    Day 22. Anakéna Beach - Ahu Nau Nau, Ovahé, Ahu Te Pito Kura, Ahu Tongariki, Ahu Tetenga, Ahu Aka Hanga, Ahu Vaihu
    Today we leave for a full day trip to discover Anakena Beach and sites (Ahu Nau Nau, Ovahé, Ahu Kito Te Pito, Ahu Tongariki) and the impressive career of statues at Rano Raraku volcano. Back by the south coast dotted with sites (Ahu Tetenga, Ahu Aka Hanga, Ahu Vaihu, ...). The rest of the day will be free.

    Day 23. Rano Kau volcano – Orongo - Ahu de Vinapu
    After breakfast we will discover the Rano Kau volcano and Orongo sites, and Ahu de Vinapu. On the way we will appreciated the wonderful sight on the island and the Ocean. The afternoon will be free to enjoy by yourself the Eastern Island.

    Day 24. Eastern Island – Santiago
    Transfer to the airport for a return flight to Santiago. Reception and transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is free.

    Day 25. Santiago departure
    Transfer to the airport for a return flight to Santiago. Reception and transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is free.

    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.

    We remind you that all our tours are modifiable before your confirmation.

    Feel free to share your feelings on this itinerary, we can make any changes you want (duration, steps, types of accommodation, activities ...) and together build the trip to your image ...  

     

     

     

    General information:
    Highlights: Buenos Aires, Ushuaia, Tierra de Fuego, Cap Horn, Punta Arenas, Navigation Lago Grey, Torres del Paine Park, El Calafate, Bariloche, Puerto Varas, Puerto Montt, Santiago. Option: Eastern Island.

    Support Team: English speaking tour leader for the entire tour for groups of 4 people or more. For smaller groups it is possible to book this tour without a tour leader. Instead you would have guided visits with a local guide in chosen language. Please contact us directly to receive a personalized quote.

    Departure guaranteed: Group Tour: from 4 people. Individual Tour: from 2 people 

    Accommodation: 20 nights in hotel.

    Porterage: Your luggage will be transported either by plane, car, boat, and bus. You will have to carry the personal belongings (camera, water, etc.) which you need during the day. 

    Service: For group above 4 people you will be accompanied by a tour leader in the chosen language. His role is to make sure that everything goes smoothly during the tour and that each individual and the group as a whole are safe. Don’t hesitate to ask him if you are unsure of anything and, very important, to follow his advice. 

    Included in the price: 
    - Water, air and land transfers as indicated in the program 
    - Accommodation in hotel/hostel in double rooms, Ecolodge, shelter, home stay, camping, bus and plane as indicated in the program.
    - Meals as mentioned in the program 
    - The assistance of specialized local English speaking guides, their fees and expenses 
    - The assistance of our local teams; driver(s) and logistics department (24/7) 
    - Visits as outlined in the program 

    Not included in the price:
     
    - Entrance fees to sites visited, national parks and museums as indicated in the program (allow for approx. 1500 Argentine Peso (Argentian national currency) per person – in Brazil (allow for approx. 150 Brazilian Real (Brazilian national currency) per person – this is an estimate and actual prices may vary) 
    - Meals not mentioned, drinks, tips, individual equipment, everything not mentioned in “included in the price” and all personal expenses 
    - Individual obligatory personal travel insurance (this could be included with your credit card – please check with your credit card provider) 
    - The supplement for a single room: 390 USD (subject to availability, must be reserved and paid upon reservation). Attention; no single room available for the nights with accommodation in shelter, home stay and camping. 
    - Possible visa expenses
    - International flights

     

  • GROUP : Travel in a small group (from 4 to 12 pers. Max), your trip will be guided by local English speaking guide and you can choose among the departure dates available.

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