Argentina - Argentina to Chile
Crossing the Andean Lakes
 
 
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DAY 1  Buenos Aires

Arrive Buenos Aires and transfer to downtown hotel for four nights including breakfast.

DAY 2  Buenos Aires

Today enjoy the sights of this cosmopolitan capital on a half day tour of the city. The tour introduces the most beautiful, and interesting parts of Buenos Aires: the famous Casa Rosada, and the beautiful Recoleta cemetery. The guide will explain the history of the city, and how it has been affected by successive waves of immigration. (B)

DAY 3  Buenos Aires

After breakfast at the hotel, leave for a full day gaucho experience on the nearby pampas. The Fiesta Gaucha highlights the history and the distinctive lifestyle of the famous cowboys of Argentina. This highly entertaining and educational experience features a traditional Argentine barbeque, an authentic taste of life on the pampas. (B, L)

DAY 4  Buenos Aires

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel then take advantage of a free day to search out some of the terrific bargains in the shopping districts. In the evening immerse yourself in that most haunting aspect of all Argentine culture, the Tango. Have dinner and revel in the rhythms and dance of this famous music. (B, D)

DAY 5  Buenos Aires - Bariloche

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for the flight to San Carlos de Bariloche. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel for two nights including breakfast. (B)

DAY 6  Bariloche

After breakfast, enjoy a tour of Bariloche and its surroundings. Balance of the day is free for exploration of the area. (B)

DAY 7  Bariloche - Peulla

In the morning, depart for Puerto Pañuelo and sail across Lake Nahuel Huapi to Puerto Blest. After a short bus ride, arrive at Lake Frias and take the boat ride towards Chile. After the cruise, take the bus crossing the Vicente Pérez Rosales border point and then onto Peulla, a small village located in the Vicente Perez National Park. Overnight and dinner at Hotel Peulla. (B, D)

DAY 8  Peulla - Puerto Varas

After breakfast, continue on to Petrohué. This passage consists of sailing the beautiful emerald-coloured waters of Lake Todos Los Santos bordered by forests, mountains, as well as the majesty of the Puntiagudo, Tronador and Osorno Volcanoes. Finally continue by bus along the shores of Lake Llanquihue to Puerto Varas and Hotel Cabanas del Lago for two nights. (B)

DAY 9  Puerto Varas

After breakfast, enjoy a tour of Puerto Varas, known as “city of roses” because of its beautiful gardens. Visit Puerto Chico to see the houses built by first Germans that arrived in this part of the country, and continue on to Puerto Montt, visiting to the Plaza de Armas and the Cathedral. From here visit the top of one of the city’s 4 hills (Melipulli), for a panoramic view of Puerto Montt, its port, Tenglo Island, the small bay of Reloncaví, the fish factories, and Naval and Marine shipyards followed by the handicraft market of Angelmó. Return to Puerto Varas and overnight at Cabanas del Lago. (B)

DAY 10  Puerto Varas - Santiago de Chile

This morning transfer to Puerto Montt airport for the flight to Santiago de Chile. Upon arrival in Santiago transfer to the Hotel Galerias for four nights. (B)

DAY 11  Santiago de Chile

Today become acquainted with Chile’s capital city on a half day tour of the historic colonial centre and the surrounding areas, including Santa Lucia Hill where the city was founded in 1541. (B)

DAY 12  Santiago de Chile

Today visit one the nearby world famous wine producing areas of Chile, with a tour and tasting at the Concha Y Toro winery or similar. Return to the city in the early afternoon. (B)

DAY 13  Santiago de Chile - Valparaiso - Santiago de Chile

After breakfast depart for a full day excursion to the coast and visits to Valparaiso, the country’s main port, and Vina del Mar, an ocean playground known for its beaches, resorts and casinos. Lunch is included in either Vina or Valparaiso. Return to Santiago in the late afternoon. (B, L)

DAY 14  Santiago de Chile - Departure

At the appropriate time, transfer to the airport for departure. (B)

INCLUDES: EXTRA:
  • 13 nights accommodation at selected hotels including breakfast
  • Return airport transfers and transportation for included excursions
  • Lake crossing Bariloche, Argentina-Puerto Varas, Chile including transfers
  • Excursions as specified in the itinerary-Meals as indicated (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner)
  • Hotel taxes
  • Airfares and applicable taxes
  • Meals and excursions not specified by itinerary
  • Gratuities and items of a personal nature
  • Visas, airport and departure taxes if applicable.
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