Chile and Argentina

There are numerous ways to combine Chile and Argentina but this is one of our most  popular routes navigating the Magellan Straits and Beagle Channel to reach Cape Horn and Ushuaia.  Early booking is essential.

Highlights: Santiago – Punta Arenas – Beagle Channel – Tierra del Fuego – Perito Moreno – Buenos Aires

 

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ITINERARY:

DAY 1:

Arrive into Santiago and transfer to your hotel. The Chilean capital is a modern metropolis with a backdrop of the Andes. The city has around 30 museums and about 40 art galleries, including the Chilean Museum of Pre-Colombian Art. Barrio Brasil is a lively area of bars, restaurants and cafes.

DAY 2:

In the morning, enjoy a city tour of the historic centre of Santiago. Afternoon transfer to the Maipo valley, where you will have a tour of the Concha y Toro vineyard which was originally founded in 1883. Today Concha y Toro is the largest exporter of Chilean wine.

DAY 3:

Fly from Santiago to Punta Arenas and transfer from the airport to the port, ready for you to board either the Via Australis or the Stella Australis Cruise ships. The ship will depart Punta Arenas at 6pm.

DAY 4:

Navigate through Almirantazgo Sound to arrive at Ainsworth Bay with views of the Marinelli Glacier descending from the Darwin Mountain Range. Sail to Tuckers Islets where you can get close to a colony of Magellan Penguins.

DAY 5:

Travel along the northwest arm of the Beagle Channel before disembarking at Pia Fjord for a short hike to reach the best vantage point for memorable views of Pia Glacier. The voyage will then continue, travelling along the Beagle Channel through the majestic Glacier Alley.

DAY 6:

Sail across the Murray Channel to Wulaia Bay, the site of one of the region’s largest Yamana indigenous settlements where Charles Darwin landed in 1833 on the HMS Beagle. In the afternoon sail through Nassau Bay to reach Cape Horn National Park.

DAY 7:

Sail onwards to Ushuaia, where you will disembark your cruise. You will be met in the arrivals terminal of the port and driven to your hotel, where you will stay for one night.

DAY 8:

Fly from Ushuaia to El Calafate and transfer to your hotel. We recommend a visit to the Glaciarum ice museum with its Glaciobar where everything is made of ice.

DAY 9:

Get up-close up views of the famous Perito Moreno Glacier, an impressive river of ice some 18 miles long and about 2½ miles wide. Opportunities for ice-trekking on the glacier – a highly memorable experience!

DAY 10:

Fly from El Calafate to Buenos Aires for the last few days of your Chile and Argentina holiday. You will be met on arrival and driven to your hotel. A fantastic tango show is included in the evening with dinner.

DAY 11:

Half day city tour to some of the key places in the capital including the Plaza de Mayo, San Telmo and La Boca before continuing to the restored Puerto Madero docklands area, which have become a thriving area full of cafes, bars and restaurants. The tour ends at the elegant district of Recoleta.

DAY 12:

Morning at leisure to explore Buenos Aires in your own time, before your evening transfer to the airport for your flight home. We can arrange tours such as a football tour at El Monumental (River Plate) or La Bombanera (Boca Juniors), a Pope Francis tour,  a tour of local bars and restaraunts or even tango lessons.

The above sample Chile and Argentina holiday can be varied in any way you choose to suit your exact requirements so give us a call now on 01932 424252 to discuss any modifications.

Hotels

We offer a range of accommodation from three star standard hotels to five star luxury so please chat to our staff for informed advice and expertise to discuss arrangements for your tailor-made Chile and Argentina holiday.

Included Tours, Excursions & Activities whilst on your Chile and Argentina Holiday

The tours, excursions & activities mentioned in the above sample Chile and Argentina holiday are just a selection of what is available in each location. The programme can be adjusted to fit your particular requirements for this holiday; please liaise with your Travel Consultant to confirm what other activities are available and what you would like to include in your tailor-made Chile and Argentina holiday.

Duration of your Chile and Argentina Holiday

If you like the broad sweep of the above sample itinerary but have fewer days to spend on your Chile and Argentina holiday, or wish to extend it in any way, please ask your Travel Consultant for ideas on how to shorten or lengthen the holiday, or how to reorganise the itinerary.

No-Obligation Quote

We would be delighted to email you a no-obligation, fully-detailed itinerary & quote for your tailor-made Chile and Argentina holiday together with links to hotel websites, plus details of any included tours & excursions. The quote will clearly state what is, and what is not included in the quoted price. If you thereafter wish to make any changes to the initial itinerary – be it an alternative hotel, different activities, a different duration in any location etc. – that’s not a problem and we will continue to work with you to adjust the programme until it exactly matches what you’re looking for from your tailor-made Chile and Argentina holiday.