PATAGONIA EXPLORER

An exciting itinerary that encompasses the highlights of Patagonia.

In the far south of Argentina and Chile, lies a region known as Patagonia. Filled with mystical forests, azure blue lakes and jagged mountain peaks, this is a widely unexplored area and yet it offers visitors an unforgettable experience. The clash of colours and sheer wilderness draw in photographers, whilst nature lovers will enjoy the bizarre animals that call this place home. There are hotels which simply ooze comfort and luxury, and if you are a foodie, you can feast on fresh seafood, rich stews, tasty meat dishes and wash it all down with some of the finest Latin American wines.

The Patagonia Explorer covers Ushuaia, the city at the end of the world, a cruise through the fjords of Chile to Punta Arenas and the spectacular Torres del Paine National Park and then onward to El Calafate, where you can witness the breathtaking sight of the Perito Moreno glacier. Starting and finishing in vibrant Buenos Aires, this truly is a once-in-a-lifetime luxury holiday.

20 DAY ITINERARY

DAY 1

Buenos Aires Argentina

Buenos Aires

On arrival into Buenos Aires you will be met by your English speaking guide and taken by private transfer to your hotel for the night.

Pin Suggested hotel- The Four Seasons

DAY 2

Ushuaia

Today your guide will accompany you to the airport for your flight to Ushuaia. On arrival, you will travel by private transfer to your hotel for the next two nights.

Pin Suggested hotel- Los Cauquenes

DAY 3

Tierra del Fuego and the Beagle Channel

Today your guide will take you on a private tour of Tierra del Fuego National Park. This is a particular paradise where the mountains are accessible from the sea and the fresh waters of rivers and lakes mix with the sea. On this tour you will walk through the forest and navigate the Beagle Channel on a motor boat from Lapataia Bay to the panoramic Redonda Island, just in front Ensenada Bay.

 

DAYS 4-6

Australis cruise Patagonia

Australis Cruise

Today your guide will take you from your hotel to board your cruise from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas in Chile. After a welcome cocktail reception on board the ship departs for “the uttermost part of the earth.” This excursion will take you through the Beagle Channel and the Strait of Magellan to explore one of the most captivating wilderness regions in the world: Southern Patagonia, and Tierra del Fuego. You will pass through Cape Horn national park, the Darwin mountain range and Strait of Magellan, taking in spectacular scenery and exciting wildlife.

Pin Suggested hotel–  Cruceros Australis Boat

DAY 7

Arrival in Torres del Paine

On arrival into Punta Arenas, your guide will meet you and accompany you to your hotel in Torres del Paine for the next four nights.

 Pin Suggested hotel- Tierra Patagonia

DAYS 8-10

torres del paine national park, chile

Torres del Paine

The next three days will be spent exploring the spectacular Torres del Paine National Park. You can choose to horseback ride with the experienced gauchos, trek different level trails, observe and enjoy flora and fauna with the specialized guides, or choose the comfort of a vehicle excursion throughout the most attractive places in the park. With the excursions you will have a wonderful opportunity to see mountains and the beautiful landscapes that surround the hotel, to understand the flora and fauna of the region, to go back in time to learn about the now extinct tribes that used to dominate the land and to understand the geological events that transformed the place to what is known today as Paine massif. Every day the guides will present you the best options of excursions in order to visit each corner of this fascinating National Park and make your journey and unforgettable experience.

 

DAY  11

El Chalten

El Calafate

Today your guide will accompany you on a private transfer to El Calafate in Argentina where you will spend the next three nights.

Pin Suggested hotel – Eolo Hotel

DAY 12

Perito Moreno Glacier

Perito Moreno Glacier

Today you will be taken on a full-day tour to the Perito Moreno Glacier starting with a beautiful drive through the national park. The Perito Moreno glacier is thirty kilometers long, this imposing wall of ice towers some 70 meters above the walkways that offer you a selection of different views from the promontory of Península de Magallanes that juts out into the Lago Argentino.

 

DAY 13

Estancia Cristina Patagonia

Estancia Cristina

Today you will enjoy a full day visit to a nearby Estancia to learn about the Gaucho culture and visit the Upsala Glacier. The legendary Estancia Cristina is found within Los Glaciares National Park, at the foot of the majestic Cerro Norte. The journey to La Cristina takes you across the Lago Argentino among icebergs and mountains and past the imposing Upsala Glacier, one of the largest in the national park. You can walk or ride through the estancia’s land and the National Glacier Park, to appreciate the views of unspoiled nature in all its glory.  Lunch is a typical asado, tender Patagonian lamb roasted on a stake and served with salads while the wine flows and the guides recount some of the fascinating stories of the region and the estancia itself.

 

DAY 14

Bariloche, Argentina

Bariloche

Today you will leave your hotel and take a private transfer to the airport where you will fly to Bariloche. On arrival you will be met by your guide and taken to your hotel for the next three nights.

Pin Suggested hotel – Las Balsas

 

DAY 15

Horse riding, Argentina

San Martin de Los Andes

Today your guide will take you on a private tour to nearby San Martin de Los Andes. The scenic drive to San Martin de Los Andes takes you across lush forests, rivers and lakes, offering imposing views. Nestled between Mount Chapelco and the banks of Lago Lacar, San Martin de los Andes is a mountain gem.  A smaller, less populated version of Bariloche, it is the gateway to the Chapelco Ski Resort.

 

DAY 16

Free time in Bariloche

Today is free for you to relax and explore as you wish. The Bariloche lake region of Argentina is one of the most beautiful areas in the country. Take in in the spectacular scenery, enjoy a kayak trip on the lakes or walking through the surrounding woodland.

 

DAY 17

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires

Today your guide will accompany you to the airport where you will take a flight to Buenos Aires. On arrival you will be met by a guide and transferred to your hotel for the next three nights.

Pin Suggested hotel- The Four Seasons

 

DAY 18

Casa Rosada, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Tour of Buenos Aires

This morning your guide will collect you for a private tour of Buenos Aires. Enjoy famous sights such as the Recoleta cemetery and Casa Rosada and the bohemian neighbourhoods of San Telmo and La Boca.

 

DAY 19

Tango, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Free time in Buenos Aires

Today is free for you to enjoy the city. Try out the hotel spa, go for a classic Argentine steak dinner or catch up on some souvenir shopping.

 

DAY 20

Aeroplane home

Fly home

Today, at the appropriate time you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home.

This itinerary is priced at £11,590 per person

This is a guide price. Please enquire and we will provide a full personalised quote for you.

All our itineraries are tailor-made to your own requirements so can be modified however you wish.

What’s included in the price:

  • All international and internal flights in economy class (Contact us for different classes or routings)
  • Private transfers throughout;
  • 4 nights in Buenos Aires at The Four Seasons in a City View room with breakfast included;
  • 2 nights in Ushuaia at Los Cauquenes Hotel in a Mountain View room with breakfast included;
  • 3 nights on board a Cruceros Australis Yacht in a Double cabin with all meals included;
  • 4 nights in Torres del Paine at the Tierra Patagonia Hotel in a Superior room with all meals included;
  • 3 nights in El Calafate at the Eolo Hotel in a Superior room with all meals included;
  • 3 nights in Bariloche at Las Balsas Hotel in a Standard room with breakfast included;
  • Private tour of Tierra del Fuego and the Beagle Channel with an English speaking guide and driver;
  • Private tour of Perito Moreno with an English speaking guide and driver;
  • Private tour of Estancia Cirstina and Upsala Glacier with an English speaking guide and driver;
  • Private tour of San Martin de Los Andes with an English speaking guide and driver;
  • Private tour of Buenos Aires with an English speaking guide and driver

FEATURED HOTELS

four seasons

The Four Seasons

This luxury 5-star hotel is situated in the elegant Recoleta district of Buenos Aires, a stone’s throw away from the Teatro Colon. Split over a tower and Belle Epoque mansion it perfectly combines modern style with classic elegance.

Los Cauquenes Resort & Spa Ushuaia

Los Cauquenes

Los Cauquenes is a luxury 5-star hotel and the only one of its kind located on the Beagle channel beach. 7km from Ushuaia and with access to a private beach, this hotel is a perfect luxury base on a holiday to Ushuaia.

Australis cruise Patagonia

Australis Cruise

This short but sweet cruise will show you the highlights of the breathtaking Patagonian fjords in Argentina and across to Chile in the comfort of a stylish and luxurious boat.

Tierra Patagonia Patagonia Chile

Tierra Patagonia

Situated on the edge of Lake Sarmiento, the Tierra Patagonia Hotel is a triumph of eclectic design. The award winning architecture complements the geology of the area – curved walls reflect the windswept valley and neutral colours blend with the landscape.

Eolo Patagonia

EOLO

The stylish and exclusive EOLO lodge is situated within a vast estancia of 4,000 hectares on the Argentine Patagonian steppe and is surrounded by what can only be described as a unique stage of spectacular nature.

Hotel Las Balsas, Bariloche, Argentina

Las Balsas

Immersed in the natural vastness of Nahuel Huapi National Park, Las Balsas has a unique landscape backdrop. Since 1995 is an exclusive member of Relais & Chateaux, a collection of the finest hotels and restaurants in the world, characterized by providing guests and diners a unique experience.