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Discover Patagonia

Both culture and geology are dramatic in Patagonia, and theres no way to experience them quite like jumping right in and seeing for yourself. Take in the colours of Buenos Aires with a local tango lesson before heading into nature to explore Torres del Paine National Park and the humbling Perito Moreno Glacier. Standing at the end of the Earth is an experience the adventurous side of you will never forget.

Latin America
  • Duration: 14 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of: Wildlife, Parks & Nature Reserves
  • Physical rating: Average
  • Accommodation standard:   Moderate%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: SAPNG/155221
  • Starts: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Finishes: Buenos Aires, Argentina
You will Visit
  • Buenos Aires
  • Buenos Aires

Itinerary

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Day 1: Buenos Aires

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
Arrive in Buenos Aires and transfer to the hotel. There are no planned activities, so check in and enjoy the city.

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Day 2: Buenos Aires/San Carlos de Bariloche

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.

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Day 3: San Carlos de Bariloche

Free time to explore this stunning region. Opt to take a bike tour, hike, or explore the town.
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!

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Day 4: San Carlos de Bariloche/Puerto Varas

Travel by bus and ferry to Puerto Varas, which is located in the stunning Chilean Lake District. Enjoy the sights from the “Cruce de los Lagos”, considered one of the most scenic ferry cruises in the world.
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.

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Day 5: Puerto Varas

Enjoy free time to explore on your own. Opt to take an excursion to Chiloé Island.

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Day 6: Puerto Varas/Torres del Paine National Park

Catch a flight to Punta Arenas then transfer to stunning Torres del Paine National Park.
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.

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Day 7: Torres del Paine National Park

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.

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Day 8: Torres del Paine National Park/El Calafate

Enjoy a scenic drive to El Calafate.
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.

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Day 9: El Calafate

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.

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Day 10: El Calafate/Ushuaia

Fly to the port city of Ushuaia at the end of the earth.
Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world, is located on the shores of the Beagle Channel.

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Day 11: Ushuaia

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.

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Day 12: Ushuaia/Buenos Aires

Fly back to Buenos Aires and take some time to explore on your own. Spend the evening as a local Porteño, enjoying a night out with typical dinner in a local cafe then onto a popular dance venue where we enjoy a lesson from local dancers. Once we've practiced our new steps, its time for Milonga, a neighbourhood tradition where students and teachers of the venue show up to practice their moves. Sit back and enjoy or if you are brave, join in.
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 cafés, 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!

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Day 13: Buenos Aires

Enjoy a city tour of the “Paris of the Americas”, visiting key sights and neighbourhoods including Plaza de Mayo where Eva Peron's famed balcony presides over the square, La Boca, and the famed Recoleta Cemetery.
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 tanguerías or wander the pedestrian walkways and see some dancing in the streets.

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Day 14: Buenos Aires

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Glacier Talk, El Calafate National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Penguin Rookery & Beagle Channel Excursion, Ushuaia National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Local Tango Lesson, Buenos Aires
    • Arrival transfer
    • Bariloche Circuito Chico tour
    • Visit Petrohue Falls
    • Scenic lake crossing aboard the "Cruce de Lagos"
    • Excursion into Torres del Paine National Park
    • Guided tour to the Perito Moreno Glacier
    • Buenos Aires city tour
    • Internal flights
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (13 nts)
    • 13 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
    Transport
    • Bus/van, plane, boat, ferry, hiking, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • 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 earth's southernmost city)