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Departures:     2014:  21 Mar, 24 Oct

                           2015:  20 Mar, 30 Oct

24 Days Fully Guided

Patagonia - the scenery in this part of the world is just stunning.  Think of Queenstown and Central Otago then multiply it by 100 - minus all the people.  Just plain spectacular!

We start out by flying from  Santiago  to Temuco  to visit Pucon with its spectacular setting on Lake Villarrica with stunning Mt Villarrica. After a relaxing stop , travel overland through to the Lakes District

Crystal clear lakes, spectacular and imposing glaciers, remote and magnificent national parks, combined with endless snow-capped peaks of the Andes not to mention the condors, flamingoes and abundant bird life.   

One of the 'must sees' in this remote part of the world is the trip between Puerto Montt in Chile and Bariloche in Argentina.  This trip takes us through perfectly conical shaped mountains, deep blue lakes by bus.  It must make Mr Kodak smile as everyone is clicking away furiously.  

Hike in the spectacular Fitzroy National Park amongst some of the most gorgeous mountain scenery in the world. Stay in the cute mountain town of el Chalten .

The glaciers of  Perito Moreno in Los Glaciars National Park is  just plain awesome, the size of Buenos Aires city and such vibrant hues of blue and green and sculptured icebergs all different sizes.

Then into the stunning Torres del Paine National Park where its granite pillars soar almost vertically above the Patagonian steppe with turquoise lakes,roaring rivers,creeping glaciers and dense forests create a hikers paradise.  Enjoy 3 nights here right in the park in our stunning eco lodge.

What really takes folk by surprise is the abundant wildlife, guanacos (from the camel family), foxes, condors by the score, flamingoes, rheas, penguins, seals, beavers, all in their natural habitat.  Not to mention the geese, birds and ducks.

 Literally at the end of the world – Ushuaia, its setting is one of the most astounding in the world with jagged glacial peaks rising dramatically from sea level to 1500m

Return home via Buenos Aires – explore the “Paris of the Americas “  and the opportunity for an optional side trip to the mighty Iguassu Falls.

The trip is limited to 14 people only.  The tour costs are based on a minimum of 6 people travelling .

There are no 'hidden surprises' on arrival – here is our long list of

Inclusions:

All economy flights on scheduled airlines as per itinerary

All accommodation twin share with private bathroom( except Torres NP share facilities)

All breakfasts,3 lunches , 5 Dinners

All transport costs, taxis, buses, trains etc

All transfers to/from airport, bus stations

All entrance fees and sightseeing as per itinerary

All entrance fees into National Parks as per itineraryServices of professional local English speaking guides

Services of professional Tour Manager

Pre Departure Information Booklet plus complimentary map and phrase book

Exclusions:

International flights to Santiago & back from Buenos Aires **

Travel Insurance – mandatory for travel to South America

Medical costs – make sure your tetanus is up to date – No Malarials required

See your Pre-Departure Booklet for suggested precautions

Food – ( for lunches & dinners on days where not included, allow $35 USD per day)

Visas – no visas required for this spectacular journey

Tips & gratuities to local guides  allow US$125