Chile & Argentina Highlights

Day 1 Santiago

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

Day 2 Santiago Half Day Tour

Departure for a comprehensive city tour of Santiago. We will start this tour at the San Francisco Church, which was built between 1572 and 1618. Then we will continue to the Palacio de la Moneda, current seat of government. Then we will visit the Plaza de Armas, where we will see important national monuments, such as the Iglesia Catedral (The Cathedral Church), Correo Central (The Main Post Office) and the Municipalidad de Santiago (The City Hall). We will continue our trip going to the Cerro Santa Lucía (the Santa Lucia Hill), where the city was founded in 1541. We will cross the Mapocho river and pass through different residential districts giving us an overview of the city. Return to the hotel. Afternoon at leisure.

Day 3 Santiago - Puerto Varas

Transfer to the airport and connect by air to Puerto Montt . On arrival commence a tour of the picturesque towns of Puerto Montt and  Puerto Varas.

Day 4 Puerto Varas - Bariloche

We will depart taking the Lakes Crossing service to Peulla. We will drive along the edge of Lake Llanquihue, near the Calbuco volcano, and then enter the Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park, from where we will be able to see the majesty of the Osorno volcano, the waterfalls of Petrohué river and Lake Todos los Santos. We will sail the beautiful emerald-coloured waters of this lake where you will be able to appreciate the shore bordered by native forests, mountains, volcanoes, hills and waterfalls.We will depart to cross the Vicente Pérez Rosales border point and then by bus up to Lake Frías from where we will sail to Puerto Blest. After a short bus ride, we will continue sailing, crossing Lake Nahuel Huapi until we reach Puerto Pañuelo. We will then continue on to Bariloche by bus.

Day 5 Bariloche Half Day Tour

We will take a half day tour visiting the city, including Playa Bonita, from where we can see Huemul Island. Later on, we will get to the foot of Campanario Hill. You may take the chair lift to the top of the hill (optional). We then continue onto the peninsula of Llao-Llao and here we will see Puerto Pañuelo. We will cross the bridge to La Angostura which links Lakes Moreno, Nahuel and López Bay. We will arrive to Punto Panorámico, a natural balcony with views over Lake Moreno and the Llao-Llao peninsula.Afternoon at leisure.

Day 6 Bariloche - Buenos Aires

Transfer to the airport and connect by air to Buenos Aires . Transfer to your hotel. 

Day 7 Buenos Aires

Our half day tour will allow us to discover the city of Buenos Aires. We will visit its Civic Centre: the impressive National Congress and May Square (Plaza de May) surrounded by Government House (Casa Rosada), the Metropolitan Cathedral and City Hall from colonial days (Cabildo). We will visit the Colon Theatre (Teatro Colón), one of the world’s best know opera houses and the cultural pride of the “Porteños” (Buenos Aires natives). Next, we will tour the traditional barrio of San Telmo where the magical atmosphere of the district will take you back in time. (Sunday visits include the Flea Market) We will then stop at La Boca, home of the first Italian immigrants and you will observe its picturesque and colourful architecture We will then continue to the residential neighborhood of Palermo and see Palermo Parks. Finally, we will go to Recoleta, the city’s most exclusive district, with its famous cementary where Evita is buried, elegant boutiques, gourmet restaurants and side walk cafés under ficus trees (gomeros).

Day  8 Buenos Aires

Day at leisure to explore this fascinating city

Day 9 Buenos Aires

Transfer to the airport.

Dates & Prices

Departures:  Daily

Prices Per Person US$

2012

                                                   3 Star             4 Star            5 Star

Double/Twin                            $1095            $1280            $1475

Single Supplement                  $ 625             $790              $960

2013

Jan-Feb,Apr-Sep

                                                   3 Star             4 Star            5 Star

Double/Twin                            $1175               $1350            $1550

Single Supplement                  $ 625                $790              $960

Mar, Oct-Nov

Double/Twin                            $1195                $1395           $1550

Single supplement                  $650                  $840             $960

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.