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Grand Patagonian Circuit
Chile and Argentina in a 14-day tour
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Day 1: USA - SANTIAGO
Departure from a USA gateway on an overnight flight to Santiago (Chile).
Dinner and breakfast served on board.
Day 2: SANTIAGO
Reception at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon departure for a tour of Santiago. The tour starts at the San Francisco Church, built between 1572 and 1618. Then continue to the west visiting the "Club Hipico" horse-racing course, considered one of the most beautiful courses in South America. You will then pass the Palacio de la Moneda, the seat of the government. At the Plaza de Armas, you wil visit The Cathedral, Correo Central (Main Post office) and the Municipalidad de Santiago (City Hall) all considered National Monuments. Continuing on to the Santa Lucia Hill, the location chosen by Pedro de Valdivia to found the city back in 1541. You will cross de Mapocho river, passing through the residential districts of Santa Maria de Manquehue, Vitacura and Las Condes. On the way back you will pass through the traditional district of Providencia. Return to your hotel.
Day 3: SANTIAGO - PUNTA ARENAS - PUERTO NATALES
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight to Punta Arenas. Reception and transfer to the Punta Arenas Bus Station for your regular (scheduled) bus service to Puerto Natales. On route, you will enjoy the beauty of the steppes pampa of Magallanes, with its rich fauna. Arrival to Puerto Natales, situated on the banks of the small bay of Ultima Esperanza. Overnight at hotel in Puerto Natales.
Day 4: PUERTO NATALES - BALMACEDA & SERRANO GLACIERS - PUERTO NATALES
Breakfast at the hotel. Sailing along the Ultima Esperanza Sound towards the Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers, observing cormorant and seawolf colonies. Upon arrival, take a short walk to the environs of the Serrano Glacier to admire the impressive millenial ice mass. Box Lunch included. Return to Puerto Natales.
Day 5: PUERTO NATALES - TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK - PUERTO NATALES
After breakfast, you will take a full day excursion by regular services to the Torres del Paine National Park to visit the Amarga Lagoon and Lake Petrohue. Admiring the beautiful view of Massif del Paine, Almirante Nieto and Torres del Paine. Overnight at the hotel Puerto Natales.
Day 6: PUERTO NATALES - EL CALAFATE (ARGENTINA)
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer by regular bus service to El Calafate in Argentina crossing over the Low Andes and discover the Argentinean Pampa before reaching El Calafate in the "Los Glaciares" National Park. On Arrival transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in El Calafate.
Day 7: EL CALAFATE - PERITO MORENO GLACIER - EL CALAFATE
Breakfast at the hotel. Today's regular (scheduled) half day tour will allow you to discover the Perito Moreno Glacier. Transfer to Perito Moreno to walk along wooden bridges in front of this impressive glacier whose ice-face is more than 150 ft. high. (optional: sailing in smallrubber launches up to the glacier). Overnight at the hotel in El Calafate.
Day 8: EL CALAFATE - LAKE ARGENTINO - EL CALAFATE
Breakfast at the hotel. Early departure on a regular (scheduled) tour along the shores of the Argentino Lake driving along an unpaved road up to Puerto de la Cruz to board the catamaran and begin sailing across the lake and enjoy the beauty of the Spegazzini Glacier, the highest one in Patagonia Ice field (400 ft. abobe sea level). Disembark at Juan Pinero Port and an easy walk through the forest will take you to the Onelli Lake, where the bolado,Onelli and Agassiz Glaciers come together. Continuing the navigation among huge ice floes, stop opposite one of the biggest glaciers in the National Park, the Upsala glacier. Return to Puerto de la Cruz after enjoying this superb sight, to be taken back to the hotel in El Calafate.
Day 9: EL CALAFATE - RIO GALLEGOS
Breakfast at the hotel. Regular (scheduled) bus transfer, through the Argentinean Pampas to the city of Rio Gallegos for your flight to Trellew. Reception at the airport and transfer to your hotel for overnight.
Day 9: EL CALAFATE
- Breakfast. We suggest for this day a very interesting tour visiting Upsala and Onelli Glaciers -
Day 10: PUERTO MADRYN - PENINSULA VALDES - PUERTO MADRYN
After breakfast, early departure to Peninsula Valdes driving across the Patagonian Plateau to reach the visitor center and visit the museum. Continuing along the unpaved roads of the peninsula up to Puerto Piramides to take an optional boat trip and observe the numerous fauna of this natural reservoir. Return to Puerto Madryn for an overnight at the hotel.
Day 11: PUERTO MADRYN - BUENOS AIRES
After breakfast, transfer to Trellew airport for your flight to Buenos Aires. Reception at the airport in Buenos Aires and transfer to your Buenos Aires hotel.
Day 12: BUENOS AIRES
A morning sightseeing tour of the city visiting Plaza de Mayo, Casa Rosada the presidential government, Teatro Colon, Cathedral and the Italian district La Boca. Tonight, Buenos Aires by Night tour including dinner in a Steakhouse, followed by a Tango Show.
Day 13: BUENOS AIRES
This day at leisure to visit the city on your own. Or, for an optional tour to a Estancia (Argentine ranch) featuring traditional folklore and dance and a Barbecue lunch.
Day 13: BUENOS AIRES - USA
Day at leisure. Afternoon transfer to the aiport for a flight back to the USA.
Airfare in economy class within South America.
All transfers and tours as described.
1 night hotel in Santiago (Chile).
3 nights hotel in Puerto Natales (Chile).
3 nights hotel in El Calafate (Argentina).
2 nights hotel in Puerto Madryn (Argentina).
2 nights hotel in Buenos Aires (Argentina).
Daily breakfast.
Meals as described in itinerary.
Hotel taxes.

 
CITY FIRST CLASS TOUR TOURIST CLASS TOUR
Santiago Plaza San Francisco Aloha
Puerto Natales Costa Australis Martin Gusinde
El Calafate Los Alamos El Quijote
Puerto Madryn Hotel Peninsula Hotel Villa Piren
Buenos Aires Presidente Hotel Bristol

 
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