Patagonia Explored

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Argentina, Chile

Best time to go: January to April, September to December

11 Nights | from £4,850pp

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Spend two nights in glamorous Buenos Aires, touring the city's landmarks and taking in a tango show
  • Take a three night cruise from Ushuaia through Cape Horn National Park and along the Beagle Channel to Punta Arenas
  • Explore Torres del Paine National Park and surrounding Patagonian landscape on foot, horseback, bike and/or kayak
  • Tour Chile's beautiful Lake District crossing into Argentina by catamaran
  • Visit beautiful Bariloche and the Llao Llao peninsular, known as Little Switzerland for its Alpine scenery


Days 1-2 Buenos Aires
Known as the 'Paris of the south', Buenos Aires is an elegant city that more than lives up to its moniker: think wide promenades, colonial architecture and romantic cityscapes. Your hotel, the Four Seasons Buenos Aires, epitomises the city's glamour and is located in the heart of the action. You'll be met at the airport and driven to the hotel to relax before an afternoon tour of the city, visiting the central Plaza de Mayo and the Metropolitan Cathedral. The next day you'll have time to get under the skin of the city at your own pace, before we whisk you off to the lavish surroundings of Esquina Carlos Gardel, possibly the city's most famous tango venue, for dinner and a show.
Four Seasons Buenos Aires | Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 Ushuaia
Your early flight is bound for Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world and capital of Tierra del Fuego, literally, the 'land of fire'. After a brief sightseeing tour and –time permitting –scope for you to explore on your own accord, you'll be walking the gangplank to your own maritime adventure as you board the Stella Australis, a luxurious expedition vessel.
Stella Australis | Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Days 4-5 Cruising Fjords
Daily excursions on your expedition through Patagonia may vary every day, depending upon weather and ice conditions. One thing is for certain, however, and that's the beautiful surroundings. You'll cruise to Cape Horn National Park, Walaia Bay, where you'll disembark to visit one of the most important indigenous sites of the region, and Garibaldi Fjord, where you'll enjoy views of the glacier of the same name and the impressive snowfields of the Darwin Range. There are many solitary beaches along the way that you may visit by zodiac, perhaps trekking into the lush forests before navigating though the many meandering channels of the region.
Stella Australis | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 Punta Arenas

Magdalena Island is your stop for today, a natural reserve of Magellan penguins, cormorants and other birds, peacefully coexisting with sea lions. Here your cruise ends, and you'll have lunch at a local restaurant before a scenic drive to your hotel, The Singular, in Puerto Natales.
The Singular Patagonia | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 7-8 Puerto Natales
The Singular is renowned not only for its spectacular location but also for the quality of its guides. You'll be able to explore the accompanied by the lodge's experienced guides, who have a broad knowledge of the area and the secret corners of Patagonia that are unknown to most. Choose from a wide range of expeditions, including horse riding, trekking, kayaking, mountain biking and bird-watching –navigating this unspoilt wilderness is a thrill in itself. Among the options that you can enjoy are exclusive trips to the hotel's private reserves. Sail to Punta Jamón for a panoramic view of the fjords or drive to Estancia la Cumbre at Sierra Baguales Ranch and go walking, or do a full day trek in the spectacular Torres del Paine National Park.
The Singular Patagonia | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 Puerto Montt / Puerto Varas
A short flight from Punta Arenas delivers you to Puerto Montt, the gateway to Chile's stunningly beautiful Lake District. You'll have a brief tour before settling into your hotel in Puerto Varas, just north of Puerto Montt, Hotel Cumbres, nestled between the foot of Osorno volcano and the shores of Lake Llanquihue.
Cumbres Puerto Varas | Meals: Breakfast

Day 10 Puerto Varas / Bariloche
We're taking you on a tour through the Lake District, travelling in style by private car and boat, crossing from Chile into Argentina. You'll enjoy the spectacular scenery and Patagonian cuisine on your tour, boarding a catamaran for a cruise of Nahuel Huapi Lake. After you'll disembark and head to the Llao Llao Hotel in Bariloche, known as 'Little Switzerland'.
Llao Llao Hotel & Resort | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 11 Bariloche
Your final full day includes a sightseeing tour of Bariloche and the Llao Llao Peninsula, with a trip on the Cerro Campanario chairlift, which offers spectacular views of the valley below.
Llao Llao Hotel & Resort | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 12 Buenos Aires / UK

Today you'll fly home from Buenos Aires via a short flight from Bariloche.
Meals: Breakfast

Pricing
At A&K all of our journeys are individually tailored to suit your needs and timescale. As a guide, this 12 day suggested holiday will cost from £4,850 per person, based on two sharing including international flights.

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Useful info

Best time to be there

A year round destination, Argentina's climate ranges from subtropical in the north to sub arctic in the south. The best times to visit are November to March. Spring and autumn (September to November and April to May) offer pleasant, mild temperatures.

Fly to

Buenos Aires - British Airways daily.

flying time

13.5 hours

time difference

GMT -3 hours

Visas

Not required for UK passport holders

Health Requirements

Yellow fever certificate required if arriving from an infected area


Best time to be there

As the climate varies hugely from north to south, different places are best at different times, although spring (September to December) is universally good. Atacama can be visited year-round, central Chile enjoys a Mediterranean climate with good weather throughout. Patagonia is best for hiking in Spring or Summer.

Fly to

LAN Chile daily via Madrid

flying time

16 hours

time difference

GMT -4 hours

Visas

Not required for UK passport holders

Health Requirements

Yellow fever certificate required if arriving from an infected area 


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