Argentina & Chile Highlights

8 Nights / 9 Days

Day 1: Buenos Aires

You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2: Buenos Aires

You will take a three and half hour sightseeing tour visiting the most outstanding sites.  

Departing from the Hotel to get to 9 de Julio Ave the widest in the world, we pass the famous Colon Opera House, The Obelisk commemorating the first founding of the city in 1536, to get to Plaza de Mayo (May Square).

The Plaza de Mayo is bordered by a multitude of buildings including Government House, Metropolitan Cathedral with the Mausoleum of General San Martin, Argentina’s greatest national hero and the Cabildo, the Colonial Town Hall built in 1751.  

Its then on to La Boca, the typical Italian district, where the first Italian immigrants settled and ‘Caminito’ street.  The tour continues to Buenos Aires port area, past San Martín Square towards Palermo Chico residential district and Palermo Park with its jacaranda and palo borracho trees which flower in the spring and late summer. The ride continues to Recoleta, an elegant district, to visit Recoleta Cemetery where the famous are laid to rest (including Eva Peron). 

You'll return to the hotel along the stylish Alvear Ave.   

Afternoon is at your leisure.

Day 3: Buenos Aires

A day at your leisure.

Day 4: Buenos Aires-Bariloche

You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Bariloche. 

You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

Day 5: Bariloche

This morning's tour takes you on a 60km excursion that starts in town, follows the Nahuel Huapi Lake to the Campanario Mountain and stops here to look at the lakes and mountains around it.  

Going along the side of El Trebol lagoon, you reach the San Pedro and Llao Llao peninsulas - the location of the famous hotel and San Eduardo chapel, two wonderful buildings. You'll then continue to Angostura Bridge to cross Angostura River. This river connects Nahuel Huapi and Moreno Lakes and offers a wonderful panoramic view of Moreno Lake and Llao Llao Peninsula. The tour continues bordering El Trebol Lagoon to reach Bustillo Ave and return to Bariloche.

The afternoon is at your leisure.

Day 6: Bariloche-Puerto Varas

A morning departure from Bariloche to Puerto Panuelo which lies on the shores of  Lake Nahuel Huapi. You'll sail across the lake by motorised catamaran and arrive at Puerto Blest. 

Free time for lunch at the lovely Puerto Blest Inn ensues before you'll continue by road to Puerto Alegre, and another cruise, this time across Frias Lake to Puerto Frias.  On disembarking the boat you will complete the border formalities for departure from Argentina.  You'll continuing over the Andes, climbing up to 900m before descending to Peulla on the Chilean side of the mountains where you will pass through border controls and into Peurto Varas.

Day 7: Puerto Varas-Santiago 

You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Santiago.  

On arrival you'll be transfered to your hotel. 

Day 8: Santiago

Santiago boasts one of the most amazing backdrops of any capital city. Spanish colonial buildings stand alongside skyscrapers reflecting the city’s contrasting mix of historic and modern.

Our morning tour shows you the major sights of the city including San Cristobal Park, Government Palace and the modern residential districts of Las Condes and Providencia.

Afternoon is at your leisure.

Day 9: Depart Santiago

You will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

Dates & Prices

Departures: Daily

Prices Per Person US$

  3 Star 4 Star 5 Star
2016      
Jan - Sept

Double: $1,070

Single: $1,620

Double: $1,165

Single: $1735

Double: $1,540

Single: $2515

Oct - Dec

Double: $1,170

Single: $1,720

Double: $1,265

Single: $1835

Double: $1,640

Single: $2,620

 

Inclusions:

Accommodation in hotel category of your choice – all rooms with private facilities , local service charges & hotel taxes, transfers and tours as specified in the itinerary on a seat in coach basis with local English speaking guides, breakfast daily plus other meals as specified in the itinerary.

Exclusions:

Airfares,items of a personal nature, tips and gratuities, airport taxes, excess baggage charges, meals not specified in itinerary.

Airfares:

We can provide a separate quotation for the applicable airfares in conjunction with this package.