National Geographic Journeys: Discover Patagonia (SAPNG)
Countries Visited: Argentina, Chile All the adventure you want, with a softer landing Handpicked, character-rich accommodations with upgraded amenities services Upgraded and private transport, including flights to maximize time More included meals, activities and transfers
Trip Style: Information Not available
Service Level: Upgraded
Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
Group Size: Max 16, Avg 12.
Meals Included: 13 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Take part in a tango lesson taught by dancers at a venue popular with locals, enjoy a lecture on the Perito Moreno Glacier from an expert, walk with penguins on Martillo Island, navigate the Beagle Channel on a catamaran, explore Ushuaia (the earths southernmost city)
Fall in love with Patagonia amid its massive peaks, welcoming people, and incredible foods. Take in the colours 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.
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|Day 1||Buenos Aires||Day 1 Buenos Aires|
Arrive in Buenos Aires and transfer to the hotel. There are no planned activities, so check in and enjoy the city. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting Transport: Private Vehicle
|Day 2||San Carlos de Bariloche||Day 2 Buenos Aires/San Carlos de Bariloche (1B)|
Catch a flight to northern Patagonia. Enjoy the highlights of the scenic San Carlos de Bariloche on a circuito chico tour with stops at local artisanal producers who specialize in chocolate, beer, and jams. Included Activities: Bariloche Circuito Chico Tour Transport: Plane (2.50 hour(s), 1640km)
|Day 3||San Carlos de Bariloche||Day 3 San Carlos de Bariloche (1B)|
Bariloche in many ways resembles the alpine resorts of Europe. Sample a beef parrillada, or a variety of fresh salmon or lake trout, then take a day hike around Cerro Catedral or enjoy some shopping. It's also important to know that Bariloche is famous for its quality and quantity of chocolate!
|Day 4||Puerto Varas||Day 4 San Carlos de Bariloche/Puerto Varas (1B)|
There are few areas in the world that can match the Chilean Lake District for scenic grandeur. Enjoy picture-perfect views of snow-capped mountains, waterfalls, emerald lakes, smoking volcanoes, forests, and glaciers. Additional Notes: The approximate journey time today is 10 to 11 hours. This journey is by comfortable bus and a scenic ferry across the Chilean/Argentine border. Travel time is approximate and based on the time of year and weather conditions. During certain times of the year, the ferry cannot be used. This requires that we will travel overland by bus. Included Activities: Cruce de los Lagos Cruise Border Crossing (Argentina Chile)
|Day 5||Puerto Varas||Day 5 Puerto Varas (1B)|
Enjoy free time to explore on your own. Opt to take an excursion to ChiloE Island.
|Day 6||Torres del Paine National Park||Day 6 Puerto Varas/Torres del Paine National Park (1B, 1D)|
Words cannot describe the majesty and beauty of this national park in Chilean Patagonia. The lucky people have the opportunity to see this area and those who do will find it difficult to forget its vivid colours and tranquility. Once a large sheep estancia, the park was established in 1959 as the Parque Nacional Lago Grey. Prior to this, "baqueanos" (cowboys) grazed their flocks here and fires occasionally burnt out of control. More land was added to the park in 1962 and the name was changed to its present one. The "Torre" (Tower) Sur rises 2,900m (9,512 ft) above sea level, the Torre Central is 2,850m (9,348 ft) high, and the Torre Norte measures 2,600m (8,528 ft). The "Cuernos" (Horns) del Paine, massive blocks of various rock layers visible from great distances, are as spectacular as the towers themselves. Transport: Plane (2.00 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (5.00-6.00 hours)
|Day 7||Torres del Paine National Park||Day 7 Torres del Paine National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Enjoy a day of exploring Torres del Paine National Park with an expert guide. Marvel at pristine turquoise lakes, glaciers, and waterfalls at one of the most scenic parks in Patagonia. Included Activities: Torres del Paine National Park Excursion
|Day 8||El Calafate||Day 8 Torres del Paine National Park/El Calafate (1B)|
Drive towards lofty peaks to the dynamic Moreno Glacier in Glacier National Park. Spot condors, rheas, eagles or flamingos en route, but the real star of the day is the glacier itself, located at the southern terminus of Glacier National Park. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Chile - Argentina) Transport: Private Vehicle (7.00-8.00 hours)
|Day 9||El Calafate||Day 9 El Calafate (1B)|
This morning, enjoy a lecture by a local glacier expert. After, take an excursion into Glacier National Park to view the stunning Perito Moreno Glacier. There's an option to get closer with a boat ride up to the front of the glacier. Included Activities: Glacier Talk Perito Moreno Glacier Tour Transport: Private Vehicle
|Day 10||Ushuaia||Day 10 El Calafate/Ushuaia (1B)|
Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world, is located on the shores of the Beagle Channel. Transport: Plane (1.25-1.50 hours)
|Day 11||Ushuaia||Day 11 Ushuaia (1B)|
Navigate the Beagle Channel on a catamaran and admire the Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse, Seal Island, and Bird Island. Later, get up close and personal with the penguins on Martillo Island as you explore the rookery with a naturalist guide. Included Activities: Penguin Rookery & Beagle Channel Excursion
|Day 12||Buenos Aires||Day 12 Ushuaia/Buenos Aires (1B, 1D)|
Fly north to the buzzing metropolis that is Buenos Aires. Known as the "Paris of the Americas", Buenos Aires is a vibrant city full of life. When you're finished exploring, rest your feet and enjoy a drink at one of the many sidewalk cafEs, ideal places to get a feel for the contemplative Argentine way of life. Since Buenos Aires will be the last chance to try the succulent beef, chicken, and chorizo parrilladas, dig in and enjoy! Included Activities: Local Tango Lesson Transport: Plane (3.50 hour(s))
|Day 13||Buenos Aires||Day 13 Buenos Aires (1B)|
Known as the "Paris of the Americas", Buenos Aires is a vibrant city full of life. Visit the districts of La Boca, Recoleta, and San Telmo. Consider catching a tango show at one of the many famous tanguerIas or wander the pedestrian walkways and see some dancing in the streets. Additional Notes: Transportation can vary on this day. Depending on the size of the group, we may take taxis, a private mini-bus, or even jump on the very fast and convenient metro. Included Activities: Buenos Aires Guided City Tour
|Day 14||Buenos Aires||Day 14 Buenos Aires (1B)|
Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.
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