Argentina & Chile Highlights

8 Nights / 9 Days

Day 1    Buenos Aires

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

Day 2    Buenos Aires

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, past the famous Colon Opera House, The Obelisk commemorating the first founding of the city in 1536 to get to Plaza de Mayo (May Square) and the buildings surrounding it: 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.  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).  Return to the hotel along the stylish Alvear Ave.   Afternoon at your leisure.

Day 3    Buenos Aires

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 60 km 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, location of the famous hotel and San Eduardo chapel, and two wonderful buildings. Then continue to Angostura Bridge to cross Angostura River. This river connects Nahuel Huapi and Moreno Lakes to get to a wonderful panoramic point that offers an excellent view of Moreno Lake and Llao Llao Peninsula. The tour continues bordering El Trebol Lagoon to reach Bustillo Ave and return to Bariloche. Afternoon at your leisure.

Day 6    Bariloche – Puerto Varas

Morning departure from Bariloche to Puerto Panuelo, on the shores of  Lake Nahuel Huapi. Sail across the lake by motorised catamaran and arrive at Puerto Blest.  Free time for lunch at the lovely Puerto Blest Inn.  Continue by road to Puerto Alegre and then cruise across Frias Lake to Puerto Frias.  On disembarking the boat you will complete the border formalities for departure from Argentina.  Continuing over the Andes, you climb up to 900 metres before descending to Peulla on the Chilean side of the mountains where you will pass through the border controls.

Day 7    Puerto Varas - Santiago 

You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Santiago.  On arrival transfer 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 at your leisure.

Day 9    Depart Santiago

You will be transferred to the airport 

Dates & Prices

Departures: Daily

Prices Per Person US$

 

                              Double Single                 Double Single                Double Single

2014                         3 Star                               4 Star                             5 Star

Jan – Sept           $1180  $1850                  $1285  $2045                 $1560     $2570

Oct - Dec             $1230  $1900                  $1335  $2095                  $1610     $2620

 

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.