Luxury Small Group Journeys - Patagonia: Tierra del Fuego to Torres del Paine 2017

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Argentina, Chile

Best time to go: January to March, October to December

9 Nights | from £7,495pp

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Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego to Torres del Paine, South America, Luxury Small Group Journeys with A&K

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Learn about life in the wilds during a private visit to a working Patagonian ranch, observing authentic skills, such as herding and shearing, and enjoying hiking and horseback riding
  • Stay in Ushuaia, Argentina, the southernmost city in the world; sail through the Beagle Channel, a beautiful passageway separating islands of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago; and stand amid a colony of Magellanic penguins
  • Choose your own way to explore wild Patagonia, including horse riding, trekking or kayaking, and enjoy a visit to Torres del Paine
  • Admire the Perito Moreno Glacier, hearing it crack and roar like an incredible living mass

Patagonia Tierra del Fuego to Torres del Paine: Download PDF itinerary


Day 1 Arrive in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fly to Buenos Aires, the elegant capital of Argentina and a city with European flair. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and relax with guaranteed early check-in. Tonight, gather for a welcome briefing, followed by a festive welcome dinner at the famed Elena’s restaurant.
Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires | Meals: Dinner

Day 2 Buenos Aires / Ushuaia | Tierra del Fuego
Explore Buenos Aires in the company of your expert guide. Visit the Plaza de Mayo, pass through the San Telmo neighbourhood, continue to La Boca and walk along Caminito Street. After a light lunch, visit La Recoleta Cemetery, last resting place of Eva Peron. Then, fly approximately four hours south to Ushuaia — set in magnificent Tierra del Fuego, at the remote tip of South America. Your hotel, Arakur Ushuaia, is the starting point for the trails that run through Reserva Natural Cerro Alarkén, an area devoted to the preservation of native forests of lengas, ñires and coihues, and of various species of flora and fauna typical of the region. Tonight, enjoy dinner at the hotel, with a view of the city and Beagle Channel.
Arakur Ushuaia | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3 Ushuaia | Walking Among Magellanic Penguins
Drive to Estancia Harberton, the oldest estancia (farm) in Tierra del Fuego and an Argentine National Historical Monument. Embark on a private sailing trip to Isla Martillo to walk among a teeming rookery of Magellanic penguins before continuing to Gable Island, in the middle of the Beagle Channel, for lunch. Relax and embrace the solitude of its remote, primal landscape, where wind, waves and birds make the only sounds. After lunch, sail back to Harberton and return to your hotel for an evening at leisure.
Arakur Ushuaia | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4 El Calafate | Patagonian Ranch Visit
Fly to El Calafate to experience Patagonian rural life. This evening, enjoy a private visit to an authentic ranch and experience over 100 years of history along its sheep corrals, its main buildings and its landscapes. Watch sheep shearing and herding, and hike or horseback ride along the banks of Lago Argentino; you may see flamingos wading in its glacier blue waters. Later, admire the stunning views and toast your Patagonian adventure with a sundowner, followed by a dinner of lamb grilled on a traditional Patagonian cross stake.
Los Sauces | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5 El Calafate | An Astonishing, Icy Spectacle
Today, visit the Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the few remaining advancing glaciers in the world. Hike at your own pace and ability along the seven “balconies” (walkways) located at different heights and distances from the glacier, each with magnificent views of the glacier’s northern and southern faces. After lunch within the park, relax during an afternoon at leisure or DAY 1: Arrive in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Fly to Buenos Aires, the elegant capital of Argentina and a city with European flair. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and relax with guaranteed early check-in. Tonight, gather for a welcome briefing, followed by a festive welcome dinner at the famed Elena’s restaurant.
Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires | Meals: Dinner

Day 6 Puerto Natales | Trekking, Kayaking, Biking & More
Journey to Puerto Natales, where you check in and have a late lunch at your luxury hotel, before enjoying the remainder of your afternoon at leisure. It’s the beginning of three full days of exploration in spectacular Patagonia, led by your expert local guides. Today, choose from a wide range of exclusive expeditions and activities, such as horse riding, trekking, kayaking and mountain biking — all designed to reveal Patagonia at its most authentic.
The Singular Patagonia | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7 Puerto Natales | Torres del Paine National Park
Today, enjoy time at leisure or explore the magnificent wilderness area of Torres del Paine National Park. This park was created by tectonic movements — the last ice age formed its rugged landscape and the motion of glaciers have continued to reshape it. The largest glaciers have all broken off from the southern Patagonian ice field, one of the world’s largest freshwater reserves. A UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, the park is renowned for its otherworldly landscape of granite spires, ice and deserted pampas. See firsthand how the jagged granite ridges and spires of the Torres del Paine mountains are magnificently serrated. Watch closely as you scan the peaks andyou might pick out a soaring Andean condor riding an updraft, its ten-foot wingspan outspread. Tonight, after dinner, simply unwind in your room after your day of adventure, or, if the sky is clear, step outside for some impromptu stargazing, marvelling at the ink-black Patagonian night sky awash with countless pinpoints of starlight.
The Singular Patagonia | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8 Patagonia Fjords | Abundant Options to Explore
Spend your day at leisure or choose from optional excursions offered by The Singular Patagonia. Choose from 20 expeditions with different grades of difficulty and duration, exploring fjords, mountains, glaciers, Patagonian forests and farms. Other activities include horse riding, trekking, kayaking and mountain biking. Depending on weather conditions, you may also choose an optional sail through the Patagonian Fjords, reaching Last Hope Fjord and visiting Glaciers Balmaceda and Serrano. Begin your journey with an hour-long cruise to observe colonies of blue-eyed cormorants and sea lions. Disembark in Puerto Toro (Bernardo O´Higgins National Park), and hike to the mirador (viewpoint) overlooking Glacier Serrano, which borders a lagoon with icebergs that come from the base of the glacier. Next, sail to the end of Seno de Ultima Esperanza (Last Hope Sound), and the outlet of Lago Azul. If the tidal conditions allow, disembark on the beach to observe the abundant, pristine vegetation that surrounds the impressive Cerro Balmaceda.
The Singular Patagonia | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9 Santiago, Chile | Farewell Dinner with Chilean Wines
After a leisurely morning, drive to Punta Arenas for the flight to Santiago, capital of Chile, a vibrant city set against the backdrop of the Andes. Tonight, join your guide and fellow guests for a festive farewell dinner with Chilean wines.
The Ritz -Carlton, Santiago | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10 Depart Santiago
Explore Santiago during a morning tour of city highlights, including the Palacio de La Moneda Presidential Palace and the Plaza de Armas, with its impressive Cathedral and Central Post Office. Ride a funicular up San Cristobal Hill to view the stunning statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary and expansive views of Santiago. Relax this afternoon with special late access of your room, before you transfer to the airport and depart.
Meals: Breakfast

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The above prices include all accommodation, guiding and meals as specified. Subject to availability. Excludes international flights. Single Supplement on request
This journey contains some active elements.
Minimum age is 10 years.

 


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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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