With excellent infrastructure, political stability, and vibrant culture, the Chilean capital of Santiago de Chile is the pride of contemporary South America.
City Tour of Santiago On this half day tour explore the colonial heritage and modern flair of Chile’s capital city. View the historic center of the city with its San Francisco church, the oldest building in the entire country and the Lastarria neighborhood, known for its vibrant European charm. Visit Plaza de la Constitución (Constitution Square) and learn about La Moneda Palace, the president’s office, located on the square. (Duration about 4 hours, if you have a preference for timing, please tell your travel consultant at the time of booking, otherwise our team will schedule the tour at the best available time. Private Activity).
Wine Tour of Maipo Valley Vineyards from Santiago de Chile On this full day tour visit the beautiful Maipo Valley. The oldest wine producing region of Chile, the Maipo Valley is the home to some of Chile’s best Cabernet Sauvignon Wines. Visit two different vineyards in the valley learning about the history and methods of wine production in Chile. And of course, sample the products at each winery with a delicious tasting. (Approximately from 09:00 to 17:00. Private Transfer, Group Wine Tastings. Lunch Included.)
This small Chilean port city serves as an ideal base for excursions to the nearby National Park of Torres del Paine, and for extensive tours through Chilean Patagonia.
Exploration of Milodón Cave and Torres del Paine National Park from Puerto Natales Explore the stunning Torres del Paine National Park with its diverse landscapes bestowed with incredible beauty. En route to the park stop and take a short hike to visit the Milodón cave, where remains of the early inhabitants of southern Patagonia were found. Once in the national park take short hikes to see its attractions such as the Nordenskjöld, Salto Grande Waterfalls, Pehoe Lake, and Lake Grey. With luck you will also be able to wildlife such as guanacos, Darwin Rheas and condors who call the park their home. During your tour admire the mighty Towers of Paine and Horns of Paine mountains which dominate horizon. Experience the grandeur and beauty for yourself and see why this national park is considered the crowning jewel of Patagonia. (Approximately from 08:00 to 19:00. Private Activity. Lunch Included.)
Full day visit to Serrano & Balmaceda Glaciers in group from Puerto Natales Departing Puerto Natales on a full day excursion, navigate along the beautiful fjords of Patagonia into the Bernardo O’Higgins National Park. Enjoy hiking through the forest and along shore of the glacial lake as the majestic Serrano Glacier comes into view. Afterwards, continue the navigation onwards through the fjords visiting the Balmaceda Glacier. On the way back to Puerto Natales visit a traditional Patagonian estancia where a mouth-watering asado barbeque awaits. (07:30 to 17:00. Group Activity. Lunch Included.)
Cruceros Australis will take you on a journey through to the ‘utmost ends of the earth’.
Australis Cruise – Punta Arenas to Ushuaia (4 Nights) The team of the Australis cruise has a lot in store during your cruise through southern Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. The well trained team enchants with an attentive service, pleasant surprises and exclusive experiences on this journey to the end of the world. Due to the unpredictable weather conditions in Tierra del Fuego, the following itinerary might be changed during your trip. If an excursion has to be cancelled, the cruise will do everything possible to arrange a suitable replacement; however, your safety is the most important thing and the cruise will not offer excursions during inclement weather.
Day 1: Check-in at the cruise office during the afternoon and then board at 18:00. Enjoy a welcome cocktail as you set off on your cruise to the end of the world.
Day 2: Navigate to the Marinelli Glacier in Ainsworth Bay where you will disembark and take a short hike through the forest. After lunch, visit the Tuckers Islands where you will disembark again in Zodiac boats for an excursion around the small islands. With luck you will view Magellan penguins and cormorants. In the months of September and April this excursion is replaced with along Brooks Bay
Day 3: Sail through the north-west arm of the Beagle Channel viewing the Pía Glacier. In the afternoon continue your voyage along the Beagle Channel through the majestic Glacier Alley.
Day 4: During the morning sailing through Murray Channel, going ashore at historical Wulaia Bay, originally the site of one of the region’s largest Yamana aboriginal settlements. Charles Darwin landed there in 1833 during his voyage on the HMS Beagle. This area is also renowned for the mesmerizing beauty of its vegetation and geography. In the afternoon you will go South through Nassau Bay to reach Cape Horn National Park, where, weather permitting, you will disembark at the Horn. The legendary Cape Horn was discovered in 1616 and is a sheer 425-meter (1,394-foot) high rocky promontory. For many years it was an important navigation route between the Pacific and the Atlantic, and is referred to as the ‘End of the Earth’. The park was declared a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2005. The order of these activities might be reversed.
Day 5: Disembark in the morning in Ushuaia, Argentina.
For more detailed information on the Australis Cruise itinerary from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia, please visit their website: http://www.australis.com/site/en/routes-itineraries/route-punta-arenas-ushuaia.
The capital of Argentina is unique in the way of combining Latin American lifestyle along with that of European architecture and culture.
Eclectic Buenos Aires Excursion Explore the pulsating Argentine capital on this fascinating day tour of the city’s iconic destinations and eclectic neighborhoods. Set off from your hotel in the company of your guide, enjoying a leisurely tour of Buenos Aires. Walk through the colorful working class neighborhood of La Boca, where the spirit and culture of its immigrants population lives on. Visit the contrasting locality of Palermo with its open green spaces, wide tree-lined avenues, and trendy bars and restaurants. Next, walk over to the chic French residential neighborhood of Recoleta, teeming with classy art galleries and cultural centers. If you’re lucky, you could even catch an exhibition or two while visiting the district. Visit the city’s iconic landmarks of the Colon Theater, the National Congress, and the Presidential Palace, before returning to your hotel. (Half Day; Duration: 4 hrs; Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy; Please bring comfortable walking shoes, and don’t forget your camera).
Tango Show and Dinner at the Faena Experience an unforgettable night of dinner and sensuous dance performances at the legendary Faena Hotel+Universe. A stylish setting and enthralling music in El Cabaret showcases the sizzling eroticism of the Tango by the best dancers in the country. (20:00 to 23:30. Private Activity. Dinner Included)
Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.
Accommodation (on a twin-sharing basis) on the indicated meal plan for 11 nights.
Economy flights for all sectors : Santiago de Chile – Punta Arenas, Ushuaia – Buenos Aires
All activities as listed :
Santiago de Chile: City Tour of Santiago
Santiago de Chile: Wine Tour of Maipo Valley Vineyards from Santiago de Chile
Puerto Natales: Exploration of Milodón Cave and Torres del Paine National Park from Puerto Natales
Puerto Natales: Full day visit to Serrano & Balmaceda Glaciers in group from Puerto Natales
All activities specified in the itinerary, including entrance fees, accompanied by our tour guide
If your itinerary includes self-drive travel, then all such travel is included in a high quality rental car with full insurance, for an unlimited number of kilometers
Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
Fees and taxes
This listed price is based on two people sharing a double room. The price may vary due to the time of year you travel, the size of your group, and accommodation availability.
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