PATAGONIA AND BUENOS AIRES
Experience the breathtaking beauty of mountainous landscapes, crystal blue lakes, and massive glaciers on this Patagonia and Buenos Aires tour, which includes accommodations and airfare. Starting in Chile, begin with some time in Santiago, Punta Arenas, and Puerto Natales to delve into the culture and enjoy the scenic surroundings. We also visit Magdalena Island to see the adorable Magellanic Penguins. Embark on a full day boat excursion along the picturesque Ultima Esperanza Sound and take a short hike into the Andean rainforest to view the impressive Serrano Glacier. At Torres del Paine National Park—a defining feature of Patagonia—you’ll venture out to admire the towering snow-capped mountains, tranquil lakes, and incredible wildlife, such as llamas! In Argentina, enjoy the town of El Calafate, a boat voyage to Glaciers National Park, and a Perito Moreno Glacier excursion on Lake Argentino. End this thrilling journey with a colorful exploration of Buenos Aires.
- 1 night in Santiago
- 1 night in Punta Arenas
- 3 nights in Puerto Natales
- 3 nights in El Calafate
- 2 nights in Buenos Aires
- Round trip airfare from Miami via LAN Airlines
- Airfare taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
- All intra-South America flights & ground transportation
- Accommodations at superior first class hotels
- 15 meals: 10 full buffet breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L), 2 dinners (D)
- Comprehensive sightseeing tours as indicated in itinerary
- English-speaking tour director in Patagonia and local guides in Santiago and Buenos Aires.
Click the Day by Day itinerary above (or swipe on mobile devices) to see the experiences that await on each day of your tour.
Your amazing journey on your incredible Patagonia tour that includes Buenos Aires and Santiago begins as you depart on your overnight flight bound for Chile.
Arrive Santiago (Chile)
Santiago/Patagonia/Punta Arenas - Magdalena Island Penguins
Punta Arenas/Puerto Natales
Over the next week, venture into Patagonia’s heartland! Journey across the expansive Patagonian wilderness to the rustic town of Puerto Natales situated along the shore of scenic Última Esperanza Sound. Dinner tonight is at your hotel, overlooking the fjord. As you stroll along the waterfront after dinner on a clear day, you may admire the majestic views of the peaks of Torres del Paines in the horizon.
Costaustralis Hotel or similar | Breakfast, Dinner
Ultima Esperanza Sound Boat Excursion
Torres del Paine Park Excursion
Puerto Natales/El Calafate (Argentina)
Glaciers National Park Boat Excursion
Perito Moreno Glacier Excursion
El Calafate/Buenos Aires
Fly northward to Buenos Aires, Argentina’s capital and largest city, often called “Paris of the South.” This exciting city is a great mix of European heritage combined with Latin spirit, evident in the architecture, culture and lifestyle.
Loi Suites Recoleta or similar | Breakfast
On this morning’s guided tour, see the Plaza de Mayo, the famous Opera House and the historic La Boca district. Proceed to the elegant Recoleta district and the cemetery where Evita Peron is buried. Afternoon at leisure. Tonight, you are our guest for a delicious farewell dinner and an exciting tango show, South America’s passionate dance.
| Breakfast, Dinner
At Leisure/Depart Buenos Aires
Your final day is at leisure. Why not enjoy a Tigre Morning Delta tour, visit the shops lining renowned Florida Street, or relax in one of the outdoor cafes and parks? Later, transfer to the airport for your overnight flight back to the USA.
Your exciting journey ends as you arrive Miami this morning.
Optional Tours Customize your trip with these optional tours.
Pricing is subject to change. Payment (non-refundable) should be made in U.S. Dollars by cash. Credit cards are not accepted. Optional tours are subject to a minimum number of participants and may be canceled if this minimum is not met. Additional optional tours may be added for your enjoyment.
Tigre Delta Morning Excursion
- Buenos Aires
- From approx. $86 Per Person
Hotel Pullman VitacuraSantiago
Santiago de Chile
(formerly the Atton Vitacura)
Hotel Cabo de HornosPunta Arenas
Plaza Munoz Gamero 1025
Punta Arenas, 6200000, Chile
Hotel CostAustralis or SimilarPuerto Natales
Hotel CostAustralis or Similar
Pedro Montt 262
Puerto Natales, 6160000, Chile
Kosten Aike HotelEl Calafate
Gobernador Moyano 1423
El Calafate, Argentina
Loi Suites Recoleta HotelBuenos Aires
Vicente López 1955,
128ACC CABA, Argentina
Your departure flights from Miami to Chile and back from Argentina to Miami are via LATAM Airlines. You are expected to check-in for your flight at least 3½ hours before the scheduled departure. Please make sure to allow sufficient time for clearing immigration and customs if you are planning a connecting flight. We recommend at least 3 ½ hours. Please keep in mind that flight schedules are always subject to change.
|2020: Nov. 26||LATAM Airlines||9:00PM||5:00AM|
|2021: Feb. 11||LATAM Airlines||9:00PM||6:00AM|
ADVANCE SEAT ASSIGNMENT
LAN Airlines does not accept advance seat assignments. Actual seat assignment will be provided at the airport. Please note that smarTours is not involved in your seat assignment. It is between you and the airline!
International flights to/from the U.S. are not included. Land-only travelers are responsible for arranging the entry and exit flights, as well as their arrival and departure transfers. smarTours cannot be held responsible for any damage caused by air schedule changes and delays. Unused land services are non-refundable.
Main Tour: Land services start with an independent check in at Santiago hotel on Day 2 of the itinerary listed on the tour page. Land-only services end at Buenos Aires hotel on Day 12 of the itinerary as listed on the tour page. If you wish to join the Santiago sightseeing on Day 2, we recommend that you arrive at the restaurant Divertimento Chileno (address: Av. El Cerro s/n, esquina Pedro de Valdiva Norte, Pargue Metropolitano) between 8:30am and 9:30am.
PASSPORT AND VISA INFORMATION
You must be in possession of a passport valid for at least 6 months after the date of travel. U.S. passport holders do not require a visa. Non U.S. citizens should check with the respective consulates of the countries visited on this tour as to the most current visa requirements.
TICKETS AND FINAL DOCUMENTS
Your airline tickets along with final instructions and travel tips will be sent to you 10 – 7 days before the scheduled departure of your tour. Please make sure to advise us in case your address changes.
While immunizations are NOT currently required, you should consult your personal physician, local public health authorities or the Center of Disease Control (CDC) as to their recommendations.
CLIMATE & CLOTHING
Patagonia is located at the southern tip of South America and therefore has reverse seasons to those of the United States. There may be a significant difference in temperatures between the early morning, daytime midday and evening hours. Strong winds and rapidly changeable weather conditions are also possible. October/November are springtime and March is fall with daytime temperatures averaging in the 50’s and low 60’s. December through February is summer with daytime temperatures averaging in the 60’s and low 70’s. On occasion, temperatures will be cooler or warmer. Morning and evening temperatures are normally quite a bit cooler! Buenos Aires temperatures are much milder and average 10-20 degrees higher than Patagonia. Clothing for Patagonia is synonymous with “outdoors.” Please pack comfortable outdoor footwear, a windbreaker, lip balm, sunglasses, hat and gloves in all seasons. It is recommended to dress in layers so that you are comfortable regardless of the possible changes in temperatures and wind conditions.
You may dine at either of the hotels used on this tour or other nearby restaurants recommended by your guide. Average cost for dinner (excluding drinks) in the coffee shop is about $20 – $25 per meal per person. Your hotel will accept credit cards for your non-included meals.
CREDIT CARDS AND LOCAL CURRENCY
Hotels and some stores accept major credit cards. However, for “street shopping” you will need local currency or U.S. Dollars. You will be able to exchange your cash to local currency at exchange bureaus. It is recommended that you bring along cash in various denominations.
Each passenger may bring one piece of checked-in luggage not to exceed 44 pounds and one carry-on piece not to exceed 18”x10”x8”.
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