Argentina & Chile in 12 Days

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Amazing Patagonia & Andes Crossing

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An adventure through Patagonia, this incredible 2-country itinerary includes an unforgettable Andes crossing boat cruise and stays in Bariloche, Puerto Varas, Buenos Aires and Santiago de Chile!

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Santiago de Chile
Bariloche
Buenos Aires
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All flights
Accommodation
All transfers.
Activities
Some meals
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Experience the splendor of Patagonia on an adventure through the magical Andes! Get to know the cosmopolitan culture of Buenos Aires and be charmed by the alpine-style architecture of beautiful Bariloche. Cross the Andes by boat, admiring the glistening lakes and mountains as you go, and soak up the quiet beauty of Puerto Varas. Finally, get to know Chilean culture in vibrant Santiago.

13 days trip including flights*

12 days and 11 nights in destination

1

YTO - BUE

2

YTO - BUE

Buenos Aires

3

Buenos Aires

4

Buenos Aires

5

BUE-BRC

Bariloche

6

Bariloche

7

Bariloche

8

Puerto Varas

9

Puerto Varas

10

Puerto Varas

11

PMC-SCL

Santiago de Chile

12

Santiago de Chile

13

SCL - YTO

* It may change depending of your departure city, departure date and arrival date.

The calendar does not display internal flights, trains or other transportation included in the itinerary.

1st Day: Canada - Night on board

It's time to set off on an unforgettable adventure through two South American countries! Head to your departure airport, ready to catch a flight to Buenos Aires. Night on board.

2nd Day: Canada - Buenos Aires

It's time to set off on an adventure to Argentina and Chile! Arrive at your Canada departure airport ready to check in for a flight to Buenos Aires. Touch down in Buenos Aires, a sprawling city, full of colonial architecture and vibrant, Argentinan culture! Transfer to the hotel, get settled in and spend the remainder of the day getting to know this exciting city at your leisure! Check out its atmospheric tango clubs, excellent restaurants and bustling shopping streets. Overnight stay in Buenos Aires.

If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

3rd Day: Buenos Aires

Breakfast at the hotel. Set off on a 3-hour city tour of Buenos Aires today! Known as the 'Paris of South America', visit the glamorous neighborhoods of Recoleta and Palermo and see Plaza de Mayo and the famous Casa Rosada government office. Visit the Metropolitan Cathedral and explore the unique architecture of trendy Puerto Madero. Step back in time to San Telmo, known for its renowned antique market, held every Sunday and stroll along Caminito Street, in the colorful neighborhood of La Boca. The remainder of the day is free to explore Buenos Aires at your leisure. Overnight stay in Buenos Aires.

Included
Buenos Aires City Tour
Optional
Dinner & Tango Show at El Aljibe
4th Day: Buenos Aires

Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the day at your leisure, revisiting your favorite spots in the city, enjoying the city's green open spaces or discovering the capital's fantastic shopping opportunities. Overnight stay in Buenos Aires.

Optional
Dinner Fogón Asado Experience
Optional
Half-Day Excursion to the Tigre Delta
5th Day: Buenos Aires - Bariloche

Breakfast at the hotel. Get your first taste of the natural landscapes of Patagonia today as you transfer to the airport for a flight to Bariloche. Arrive in Bariloche, check in to your hotel and spend the remainder of the day at your leisure. One of the most popular destinations in Argentina, Bariloche sits on the shores of Nahuel Huapi, a large glacial lake surrounded by the Andes Mountains. This charming town is known for its Swiss alpine-style architecture and its chocolate, sold in shops lining Calle Mitre, the main street. Overnight stay in Bariloche.

6th Day: Bariloche

Breakfast at the hotel. Set off on a half-day circuit tour of Bariloche! Discover the natural treasures of this beautiful area, starting on the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi. Take in the views of Huemul Island from Playa Bonita and the breathtaking panoramic vistas on offer at Campanario Hill. From Llao-Llao, see San Eduardo Chapel and Pañuelo Port before crossing the bridge over Lake Moreno to discover more of the lake region including El Trébol. End the tour with a drive along Avenida Bustillo, which leads to the heart of the city. The remainder of the day is free to enjoy Bariloche at your leisure. Go shopping for handmade chocolates in town or enjoy a peaceful stroll along the lakefront. Overnight stay in Bariloche.

Included
Half-Day Circuit Tour of Bariloche
7th Day: Bariloche

Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the day at your leisure contemplating the natural landscapes of the lake region and savoring the quaint charms of this Bariloche. Overnight stay in Bariloche.

Optional
Cerro Tronador Excursion
8th Day: Bariloche - Puerto Varas

Enjoy  breakfast before transferring to Puerto Pañuelo to make the much-anticipated crossing of the Andes, traveling on the lakes that connect Argentina and Chile. Pass through emerald waters surrounded by native forests and unique mountain landscapes for an unforgettable journey of a lifetime. Firstly, cross Lake Nahuel Huapi aboard the Gran Victoria. Arrive at Puerto Blest, where you'll catch a bus to Puerto Alegre, before continuing your voyage on Lake Frias aboard the Victoria del Sur. Take in the views of Cerro Tronador before arriving at Puerto Frias to complete border formalities. Enter Chile and continue by bus to Peulla to visit an eco-lodge, a paradise for nature lovers. Next, set sail to Petrohué, navigating the waters of Lake Todos los Santos. If the weather permits, different and breathtaking views of the Osorno and Puntiagudo volcanoes can be enjoyed. Finally, continue to Puerto Varas, passing by Lake Llanquihue before disembarking and transferring to your hotel. After an unforgettable day, spend the evening at your leisure. Overnight stay in Puerto Varas. 

Please note: Boarding tax is not included (USD 3 p/p approx). Lunch is not included.

9th Day: Puerto Varas

Breakfast at the hotel. Get to know this beautiful region of Patagonia on a half-day tour of Puerto Varas and Puerto Montt. Explore Puerto Varas, the 'City of Roses', and discover its mix of German and Chilean culture, evident in the city's gastronomy, architecture and traditional crafts. Visit the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church and Avenida Costanera before continuing through the Lakes Region to Puerto Montt, known for its fishing industry. Observe the panoramic views of the bay and Tenglo Island before visiting the local cathedral and the bustling seafood market. Visit Angelmo Craft Market to admire the local crafts, including copper goods, woollen textiles and lapis lazuli before returning to Puerto Varas. The remainder of the day is free to relax at your leisure. Overnight stay in Puerto Varas. 

Included
Half-Day Excursion to Puerto Montt & Puerto Varas
10th Day: Puerto Varas

Breakfast at the hotel. Spend a day in Puerto Varas at your leisure. We recommend visiting the Patrimonial District and the German Houses, to admire the quaint architecture or paying a visit to the fascinating Pablo Fierro Museum. Overnight stay in Puerto Varas.

Optional
Osorno Volcano & Petrohue River Excursion
11th Day: Puerto Varas - Santiago

Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to Puerto Montt airport to catch a flight to the Chilean capital of Santiago. Arrive in Santiago and transfer to the hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure, exploring the beautiful city which is surrounded by Andean mountains and boasts a charming historic centre. We recommend strolling around the colonial centre and people-watching in one of the many cafe terraces. Overnight stay in Santiago.

 

12th Day: Santiago

Breakfast at the hotel. Get out and explore Santiago, a city full of stimulating possibilities, on a fascinating half-day city tour. Begin in the centre, on the main avenue of the city, to learn about its history and landmarks. Descend to the cobblestoned neighbourhood of Lastarría, bursting with green spaces and fancy 19th-century mansions, now restored and mostly used as cafes, restaurants, bookstores and museums. Next, experience the spectacular views from Cerro Santa Lucia where you can contemplate the city and hear more about its fascinating history. Descend the hill and pass by the emblematic Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral of Santiago and the former national congress. Dig deeper into Chilean history at the majestic La Moneda Palace and Plaza de la Constitución. It's time to smell the aromas and admire the amazing fresh produce at the Central Market before continuing to a Lapis Lazuli store to admire the beautiful crafts and handmade jewellery. Return to the hotel and spend the rest of the day relaxing at your leisure. Wine lovers should indulge in the local Chilean wines, they're exceptional. Overnight stay in Santiago.

Included
City Tour of Santiago
13th Day: Santiago - Canada

Breakfast at the hotel. It's time to bring your amazing adventure through South America to an end. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport to catch a flight back to Canada. Arrive in the Canada and end your trip.

Accommodation: 11 Nights

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Included activities

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Included

Included activity for day 3

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

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Light

Buenos Aires City Tour

Set off on a 3-hour city tour of Buenos Aires today! Visit the glamorous neighborhoods of Recoleta and Palermo and see Plaza de Mayo and Casa Rosada. Visit the Metropolitan Cathedral and explore Puerto Madero, San Telmoa and the La Boca neighborhood.

Not included: Entry to Recoleta Cemetery not included

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Included

Included activity for day 6

Half-Day Circuit Tour of Bariloche

Discover the natural treasures of this beautiful area, starting on the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi. See San Eduardo Chapel and Pañuelo Port before crossing the bridge over Lake Moreno to discover more of the lake region including El Trébol.

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Included

Included activity for day 9

Half-Day Excursion to Puerto Montt & Puerto Varas

Explore Puerto Varas and discover its mix of German and Chilean culture, Visit the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church and Avenida Costanera before continuing to Puerto Montt to visit the local cathedral and the bustling seafood and crafts markets.

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Included

Included activity for day 12

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

City Tour of Santiago

Discover the top landmarks and history of Santiago on this guided tour to better understand Chilean culture.

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
If you have reduced mobility you can request assistance for these activities by speaking to one of our experts
Optional

Suggested activity for day 3

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Light

Dinner & Tango Show at El Aljibe

Experience an immersive evening of Argentinian food and arts at the Dinner and Tango Show. Watch traditional Tango dancers as you dine on Argentinian cuisine.

What's included: Transfers included

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Optional

Suggested activity for day 4

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Light

Dinner Fogón Asado Experience

Discover the tradition of the Asado. Enjoy an 8 course tasting menu that explores new ways of serving Argentine classic cuts. While sitting in our bar, you will see and experience different cooking techniques on the grill in a close and personal way.

Not included: Transfers are not included.

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Optional

Suggested activity for day 4 in Buenos Aires

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:15

Physical rating:

Light

Half-Day Excursion to the Tigre Delta

Discover the landscapes of Buenos Aires from the Río de la PlNavigate the rivers of the Tigre Delta on this boat excursion, to enjoy wonderful landscapes of the Rio de la Plata. Also, visit the city of San Isidro. ata and visit charming San Isidro, a town

What's included: Transfer/ Guide / Navigation in the Delta

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Optional

Suggested activity for day 7

Duration 08:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Active

Cerro Tronador Excursion

Discover the most beautiful areas of Cerro Tronador and Nahuel Huapi National Park as you visit forests, lakes, beaches, mountains and waterfalls.

What's included: Transfers included

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The price includes

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  • Departures from main Canadian airports.
  • International flights: Canada - Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile - Canada.
  • Internal flights: Buenos Aires - Bariloche, Puerto Montt - Santiago de Chile.
  • 11 nights accommodation in Charm category hotels.
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  • 11 breakfasts.
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Visits as indicated in the itinerary with an English-speaking guide.
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • Andes Crossing Cruise.
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Entrance to Torres del Paine National Park, entrance fees to sites not specified in the itinerary.

Tourist City Tax. Park Entrance Fees - approximately CA$35 per person, hotel/city tax, drinks, tips and anything not mentioned in the Price Includes section.

* Documentation of the internal flights will be available in the "My bookings" section in your "Customer Area" 14 days before your departure date. It is essential to fill in the passport information correctly for each passenger in the given boxes at the end of the reservations process.

Maximum checked baggage limit on internal flights is 15kg.

You may find a cheaper price at the destination, but it is recommended that you book throught Exoticca to secure your place in advance.

  • Entry requirements
    Your passport must be valid for the expected duration of your stay in Argentina.
  • Visa
    Visa not required.
  • Currency
    Argentine Peso.
  • Language
    Spanish.
  • Electricity
    220 V. Adapter required.
  • Health
    Vaccination against Yellow Fever is recommended in the case of prolonged travel to areas where there is a high risk of exposure to mosquitoes. Travellers over 60 years must consult their doctor as the Yellow Fever vaccine can have serious side effects.
  • Time zone
    UTC - 03:00.
  • Other useful information
    Mate is a national symbol that is associated with hospitality and social gathering.
  • Tourist Office website
    https://www.argentina.travel/

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport. 

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. 

The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

 

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