Uncover The Best Of Latin America With A Tour Of Patagonia
While the magnetism of Patagonia is in its sense of being an indifferent, barely-explored wilderness, this part of Latin America is surprisingly accessible, even with a short one-week window. Here is a Patagonia tour itinerary for you, which will be your best Latin American adventure vacation.
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On arrival at the airport, youll meet your private guide and then be transferred to your hotel in the neighborhood of Lastarria. Later, take a historical tour of Santiago, including the Presidential Palace, the Cathedral, the historic main square, or "Plaza de Armas." Return to your hotel.
Day 2: Exploring Santiago
Visit The National History Museum and "Casa Colorado," the historical residence of the Governor. In the afternoon, visit San Cristobal Hill, which offers panoramic views of the city. Then, head to the trendy Bellavista neighborhood for dinner at one of the many restaurants or street food stalls to enjoy some of the best Chile cuisines, before heading to your hotel.
Day 3: Visiting Torres Del Paine via Punta Arenas
Catch an early morning three-hour and forty-minute flight to Punta Arenas, the gateway to Torres del Paine National Park in Chilean Patagonia. Your guide will meet you at the airport reception and take you north through the extensive Patagonian Steppe, following the coastal route along the Straits of Magellan across the cold Antarctic waters of Tierra del Fuego. Then, arrive at the border of Torres del Paine National Park. Overnight stay at Patagonia Camp with private baths and all the amenities of a fine hotel, including fine dining and a wine bar.
Day 4: Exploring Torres del Paine
Set off on a days tour to discover Torres del Paine National Park. Hike to the Salto del Toro waterfall within the national park to see the gushing glacial waters of Lago Pehoe falling into Lago del Toro. The Mirador del Toro trek leads to a viewing point with a spectacular view over Lago del Toro and the Paine Massif. You'll be taken to the park's western edge for a leisurely walk with a stunning view of the lake and large icebergs breaking off the giant glacier at Lago Grey's headwaters. Return to the hotel for dinner.
Day 5: Hiking adventure
Go on an eight-hour hike to Valle Ascencio, to the base of the majestic granite massif, where the iconic Towers of Paine rise from a glacial lake. Enjoy the gorgeous views of the far-off turquoise lake and the glacier-capped mountains. Check into a luxurious hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 6: A Tour to El Calafate
Youll be driven 4-5 hours this morning to El Calafate. Explore the Patagonian Continental Ice Cap and Los Glaciares National Park, including a visit to the Upsala Glacier and the Fitz Roy mountain range. Check into your hotel for a lavish dinner and overnight stay.
Day 7: Enjoy Activities at El Calafate
After breakfast, go mountain biking over unique terrain and rugged trails, trekking nearby on Mount Frias or in La Anita Valley, and visit to some famous attractions, including the Glaciarium Museum, the Patagonian Andean Fauna National Park, and the Cerro Calafate. Return to your hotel for dinner.
Day 8: Heading to Buenos Aires And Departure
Hop on a three-hour flight to Buenos Aires. Enjoy a privately guided tour of Buenos Aires. Visit historical sites such as the Barrio Norte with its spectacular old homes, La Boca, and San Telmo. For lunch, try some traditional Argentine cuisine at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit the historic San Telmo neighborhood, known for its cobblestone streets, antique shops, and tango clubs. Check into your five-star hotel for rest.
Day 9: Departure
After breakfast, visit the La Boca neighborhood, known for its colorful houses and street art. Return to your hotel, pack your bags, and meet your private guide, who will escort you to the airport for your flight back home.