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Amazing Patagonia & Andes Crossing

Argentina & Chile in 13 Days, 11 Nights in Destination

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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 Chile
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    Bariloche
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    Barrio La Boca
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    Buenos Aires
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    San Telmo

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Accommodation: 11 Nights

Itinerary

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 the 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.

1st Day: UK/Ireland - Night on board
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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.

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.

2nd Day: Buenos Aires
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Touch down in Buenos Aires, a sprawling city, full of colonial architecture and vibrant, Argentinian 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.

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ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Dazzler by Wyndham Buenos... or similar
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1131 Reviews

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3rd Day: Buenos Aires
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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.

*Optional Dinner & Tango Show: 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.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Dazzler by Wyndham Buenos... or similar
tripadvisor rating

1131 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Buenos Aires City Tour

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Optional
Cultural Pack Experience Buenos Aires: 3 Excursions

Light

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Optional
Dinner & Tango Show

Light

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4th Day: Buenos Aires
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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 Half-Day Excursion to the Tigre Delta: Navigate the rivers of the Tigre Delta on this boat excursion, to enjoy the wonderful landscapes of the Rio de la Plata. Also, pay a visit to the city of San Isidro.

*Optional Fogón Asado Dining 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.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Dazzler by Wyndham Buenos... or similar
tripadvisor rating

1131 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Dinner Fogón Asado Experience

Light

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Optional
Half-Day Excursion to the Tigre Delta

Light

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5th Day: Buenos Aires - Bariloche
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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.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Villa Huinid Pioneros or similar
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1455 Reviews

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6th Day: Bariloche
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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.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Villa Huinid Pioneros or similar
tripadvisor rating

1455 Reviews

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Activities

included
Half-Day Circuit Tour of Bariloche

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7th Day: Bariloche
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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. Alternatively, we recommend an optional excursion to the stunning Cerro Tronador, on the border between Argentina and Chile!* Overnight stay in Bariloche.

Optional Excursion to Cerro Tronador: Discover the most beautiful areas of the Nahuel Huapi National Park and visit forests, lakes, beaches, mountains and waterfalls. Admire the Tronador, which stands at 3,478 meters above sea level and creates an impressive natural border between Argentina & Chile. Visit Black Ventisquero, a glacier whose origin is the snow from the summit of Tronador and enjoy views of the waterfalls and channels of the Manso River. Return to Bariloche.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Villa Huinid Pioneros or similar
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1455 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Cerro Tronador Excursion

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8th Day: Bariloche - Puerto Varas
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Enjoy breakfast, then self-transfer to the meeting point specified by your guide for the much-anticipated crossing of the Andes via the lakes that connect Argentina and Chile. Pass through emerald waters surrounded by native forests and unique mountain landscapes for an unforgettable journey. 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.

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

Important information: From 23/04/2024 until further notice, the Andean Crossing is affected by natural causes, so the first part of the journey from Bariloche to Peulla will be done by land.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Puelche or similar
tripadvisor rating

348 Reviews

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9th Day: Puerto Varas
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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. 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Puelche or similar
tripadvisor rating

348 Reviews

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Activities

included
Half-Day Excursion to Puerto Montt & Puerto Varas
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10th Day: Puerto Varas
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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. Why not discover more of the natural beauty of this area with an excursion to the Osorno Volcano and Petrohue River?* Overnight stay in Puerto Varas.

*Optional Osorno Volcano & Petrohue River Excursion: Travel along the south bank of Lake Llanquihue to Vincente Perez Rosales National Park where you can admire the rapid turquoise flow of the Petrohue River and Lake Todos Los Santos. Stop for lunch and take in the views of the spectacular Osorno Volcano.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Puelche or similar
tripadvisor rating

348 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

Optional
Osorno Volcano & Petrohue River Excursion

Light

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11th Day: Puerto Varas - Santiago de Chile
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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.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
RQ Santa Magdalena or similar
tripadvisor rating

119 Reviews

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12th Day: Santiago de Chile
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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.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
RQ Santa Magdalena or similar
tripadvisor rating

119 Reviews

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Activities

included
City Tour of Santiago

Light

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13th Day: Santiago de Chile - UK/Ireland
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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 the UK/Ireland. Arrive in the UK/Ireland and end your trip.

Included activities

Included
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This activity ends at the center so that the rest of your day can be spent walking around the city.

Buenos Aires City Tour

Included activity for day 3 in Buenos Aires

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.

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

Physical rating:

Light

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Included
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Shared service. The duration of the activity is approximate. There is a second departure at 14:30h.

Half-Day Circuit Tour of Bariloche

Included activity for day 6 in 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.

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Included

Half-Day Excursion to Puerto Montt & Puerto Varas

Included activity for day 9

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.

Physical rating:

Light

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City Tour of Santiago

Included activity for day 12 in Santiago Chile

Get to know Santiago from the skyscrapers of "Sanhattan" to the colonial-style architecture. Climb the Cerro de Santa Lucía and visit La Moneda, among other places, to finish at the Central Market.

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

Physical rating:

Light

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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.
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Please avoid booking separately for the activities included in this package.

Cultural Pack Experience Buenos Aires: 3 Excursions

Suggested activity for day 3

Make the most of your time in Buenos Aires with this great value cultural package of three excursions: a dinner & tango show (day 2), a half-day excursion to the Tigre Delta (day 3) and a great dinner experience in the Fogón Asado (day 3).

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Light

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Unguided activity.

Dinner & Tango Show

Suggested activity for day 3 in Buenos Aires

Take part in an immersive evening of Argentine cuisine and performance as you feast on a traditional dinner while watching a tango show.

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 20:00

Physical rating:

Light

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Activity not available on Sundays.

Dinner Fogón Asado Experience

Suggested activity for day 4 in Buenos Aires

Enjoy an 8 course tasting menu that explores new ways of serving Argentine classic cuts and observe as the chefs prepare your meal right before your eyes.

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Light

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Optional

Half-Day Excursion to the Tigre Delta

Suggested activity for day 4 in Buenos Aires

Navigate 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.

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:30

Physical rating:

Light

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The price includes

  • Included in all our trips. more information
  • Departure from the main UK/Ireland airports.
  • International flights: UK/Ireland - Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile - UK/Ireland.
  • Internal flights: Buenos Aires - Bariloche, Puerto Montt - Santiago de Chile.
  • 11 nights accommodation in Charm and Superior 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.
  • ATOL Protection.
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

National Park entrance fees *, drinks, tips and anything not mentioned in the Price Includes section. City tax is paid directly at the hotel at check out.

* Entrance fees to all national parks in Argentina are not included. Remember that these fees must be paid in cash (USD or pesos).

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

Maximum checked baggage limit on internal flights is 15kg.

  • Argentina
  • Chile
    • Entry requirements

      Passport must be valid at time of entry. One passport page required.

    • Visa

      No visa is required to enter the country if you are staying less than 90 days.

    • Currency

      Argentine Peso.

    • Language

      Spanish.

    • Electricity

      220 V.

    • 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. Travelers 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.

    If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +44 20 8068 3176 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

    While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

    The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.

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