Buenos Aires is an elegant city of wide promenades and colonial architecture. Your hotel, the Four Seasons Buenos Aires, is in the heart of the action. You'll be met at the airport and taken to the hotel before your afternoon tour, visiting the Plaza de Mayo and the Metropolitan Cathedral. The next day you can explore at your own pace before dinner and a tango show at Esquina Carlos Gardel.
Your early flight is bound for Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world and capital of Tierra del Fuego. After a brief sightseeing tour, you might have time to explore on your own. Then you'll be walking the gangplank to your own maritime adventure as you board the Stella Australis, a luxurious expedition vessel.
Daily excursions on your expedition through Patagonia may vary depending on weather and conditions. You'll cruise to Cape Horn National Park, Walaia Bay, where you'll disembark and visit one of the most important indigenous sites of the region. At Garibaldi Fjord, you'll enjoy views of the glacier and the snowfields of the Darwin Range. You might wish to visit the remote beaches by zodiac, or trek into the lush forests.
Magdalena Island is your stop for today, a natural reserve of Magellan penguin, cormorant and other birds peacefully coexisting with sea lion. Here your cruise ends, and you'll have lunch at a restaurant before a scenic drive to your hotel, The Singular Patagonia, in Puerto Natales.
The Singular Patagonia is renowned not only for its location but also for the quality of its guides. Choose from a wide range of expeditions, including horse riding, trekking, kayaking, mountain biking and trips to the hotel's private reserves. Sail to Punta Jamon for views of the fjords, hike through Estancia la Cumbre at Sierra Baguales Ranch or do a full day trek in the Torres del Paine National Park.
A short flight from Punta Arenas delivers you to Puerto Montt, the gateway to Chile's beautiful Lake District. You'll have a brief tour before settling into your hotel in Puerto Varas, just north of Puerto Montt. Hotel Cumbres is in a picturesque spot between the foot of Osorno volcano and the shores of Lake Llanquihue.
Your Patagonia tour continues through the Lake District, travelling in style by car and boat, crossing from Chile into Argentina. You'll enjoy the mountainous scenery and Patagonian cuisine on the way, boarding a catamaran for a cruise of Nahuel Huapi Lake. Afterwards you'll disembark and head to the Llao Llao Hotel in Bariloche, known as Little Switzerland.
Your final full day includes a sightseeing tour of Bariloche and the alpine landscapes of the Llao Llao Peninsula. You’ll also take a trip on the Cerro Campanario chairlift, which offers panoramic views of the valley below.
After breakfast we’ll take you to Bariloche for the short flight to Buenos Aires, From here you’ll connect with your flight home.