Treasures of Argentina

Discover a wonderful world of contrasts in Argentina. From laidback estancias in the rural heartland to the sensuous vibe of Buenos Aires; the roaring spectacle of Iguazú Falls to the winemaking prowess of Mendoza and the rainbow lunar landscape of northwest Argentina. Sample mouth-watering cuisine and wines that make each region unique, and even learn how to create your own delicacies. Wild, raw and always surprising: this is the true Argentina.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Buenos Aires

Welcome to Buenos Aires, the “Paris of the South”. Meet your A&K representative who will accompany you on your private journey to your superb boutique accommodation situated in the heart of trendy Palermo Soho. Step out on your own, wander the narrow streets for your first taste of the capital, explore the restaurants, cafés and boutiques in one of the city’s best neighbourhoods.

Hotel: Legado Mitico Buenos Aires, 2 nights

Day 2: Buenos Aires

Spend your morning discovering the many sides to this passion-filled city during a privately guided excursion. Start in the high-class hustle of Recoleta where mansions take you back in time to a grander Argentina. Wander the vast, surprisingly romantic Recoleta Cemetery and find the tomb of Argentina’s first lady, Eva Peron. Then, step inside the dazzling opulence of the Teatro Colon opera house to discover a seven-storey labyrinth of stages, chandelier-lit hallways and dressing rooms.

Later uncover vibrant street graffiti which makes Buenos Aires one of the best cities in the world for its urban art. From its fiery political origins to the more modern context appreciate an in-depth view into this intriguing art form dotted throughout the city. Enjoy an evening in the seductive embrace of Argentina’s most sensuous dance at Phillippe Starck designed hotel where Rojo Tango’s live band and sensuous performers will leave you breathless, while the gastronomic offering teams’ aromas and textures with Argentinean wines.

Day 3: Buenos Aires – Iguazú Falls

Heading east today, fly to Puerto Iguazú, a tiny town on the border of Brazil and Argentina. Privately transfer to your hotel on the Argentine side. Later, discover why the mighty Iguazú Falls is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Appreciate the views of the falls from your accommodation, the only hotel located in the heart of the Iguazú National Park in Argentina.
Hotel: Gran Meliá Iguazú, 3 nights

Day 4: Iguazú Falls

Explore the Argentine side of the falls, surrounded by lush tropical forest that’s home to more than 2,000 species of flora and over 500 bird species. Wander along the network of pathways and gaze at the endless sheath of water – some 275 thundering cascades covering a three-kilometre stretch. Venture by train for a close-up tour of Devil’s Gorge, the most dramatic of the falls, before embarking on a jeep ride through riverside jungle following the Yacaratiá trail to Port Macuco. Here, a motorboat awaits to take you up the Lower Iguazú River, through rapids into the roaring Garganta del Diablo canyon in the heart of the falls.

Later, your dinner at The Argentine Experience promises more than exquisitely cooked steak paired with free-flowing malbec. Try your hand at making empanadas and dulce de leche filled biscuits while feasting on a wonderful meal.

Day 5: Iguazú Falls

Spend time on the Brazil side of the falls. Descend into the canyon and soak up the vista of some 275 falls, before taking a glass elevator back to the top. Take a helicopter flight (additional charge) over the Iguazú National Park for an unrivalled view of the waterfalls, Três Fronteiras (the meeting point of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay) and the Itaipú Dam and reservoir. Return to the Argentine side, your hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Day 6: Iguazu – Cordoba

Fly to Cordoba, Argentina’s second largest city. Here, you will be met by your private guide for a tour of Cordoba’s gems. Wander amongst colonial and Jesuit buildings the historical centre where the Plaza San Martin, Cabildo and Cathedral await. Roam the student district to arrive at the oldest university of Argentina, then cross to the Manzana Jesuitica de Cordoba, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Later, transfer to a 6,000-acre working cattle farm perched atop the Sierras Chicas, 1,000 metres above sea level. Here, nestled between the pampas and the Andes, you’ll discover a whole other side to Argentina. In the hands of one Anglo-Argentine family for four generations, the estancia is steeped in family history, surrounded by pioneering work of the Jesuits who set up farming in the area. Settle into your accommodation ready for an unforgettable experience of Argentina’s rural traditions.

Hotel: Estancia los Potreros, 2 nights

Day 7: Cordoba – Estancia Los Potreros

Immerse yourself in life at the estancia today with your choice of included activity. Learn how to ride “gaucho style” as you canter along grassy hilltops and visit local villages. Explore solo or take a guided hike along cattle and horse trails through colourful wildflowers to hidden waterfalls. Work alongside the gauchos to help round-up the young horses to protect them from the elusive puma, learn how to lasso, or have a go at the sport of kings: Polo. At the end of your action-packed day, enjoy the best of Argentine food and wine surrounded by the serene landscape.

Day 8: Cordoba – Mendoza

Begin with a flight across the country to Mendoza, in the heart of Argentina’s wine country which is dotted with over 1,500 wineries, and journey to your luxury boutique accommodation set against the awe-inspiring backdrop of the snow-capped Andes and acres of vines. Apart from the verdant vineyards and wineries, Mendoza is also receiving acclaim for its olive oil production as you will discover with a private tasting. Later, join the house sommelier for an exclusive tasting of some of the best wines of the region. Try out varietals, blends or something ageing in a barrel, followed by a traditional Argentine Asado (barbecue).

Hotel: Casa de Uco Vineyard & Eco Resort, 3 nights

Day 9: Mendoza

Try your hand at creating your own signature wine blend. Step into the wine cellar to learn the art of wine blending alongside an acclaimed winemaker. Taste different styles and components to develop your “Wine Plan”. Then, put your new knowledge to work to create your one-of-a-kind blend, which you can take home to enjoy. Spend the afternoon relaxing and soaking in the extraordinary views of the incredible landscape.

Day 10: Mendoza

Step into the winery kitchen to learn how to create local delicacies in a private cooking class with the resort chef. Master the art of Argentine cuisine using seasonal produce from the organic vegetable garden, before feasting on your creations among the vines. Following lunch you may like to connect with the environment and walk around the entire estate along winding paths and discover hidden nooks and experience life on a vineyard.

Day 11: Mendoza – Salta

Leave the wine country behind for your northbound flight to Salta. Spend your day discovering why Salta is a world apart from the rest of the country. Meander through narrow streets and plazas steeped in Andean tradition. Marvel at the mountains that stand guard protectively over the city. Look for the ornate cathedral in dazzling pink and cream and the stop off at the MAAM, Museum of High Altitude Archaeology. Right on the main plaza, this beautiful historic building houses the world-famous Llullaillaco Children, three immaculately preserved Inca mummies who were sacrificed on top of a nearby volcano some 500 years ago. Later, you may choose to dine at one of the many parrillas, with plenty of local wine and dancing.

Hotel: Legado Mitico Salta

Day 12: Salta – Purmamarca

Take to the high road through rugged mountain scapes and startling red rock formations into the province of Jujuy and the winding Lipan Slope road to the extraordinary salt flats. Continue the road trip to the sleepy little village of Purmamarca, which sits famously at the base of the Hill of Seven Colours whose mineral pigments swirl in colourful layers across the slope. Arrive at your charming locally inspired hotel in the late afternoon. This evening, visit Tilcara, the archaeological capital of the region, and explore the rich history of this town with its low adobe houses, narrow streets and fascinating museum.

Hotel: La Comarca, 2 nights

Day 13: Purmamarca

Venture to the Salinas Grandes salt desert, the third largest in the world. Drive through the high-altitude salt plains soaking in the magnificent vista of Mt Chani soaring to 6,200 metres. As you head west from Humahuaca Gorge, you are suddenly surrounded by white stretching as far as the eye can see. Stop awhile to dine on a picnic lunch in this otherworldly expanse of crystalline flatlands and witness how the salt is extracted for local artisans to create figures in white stone. Return to your hotel late afternoon where you may choose to enjoy sundowners in the shade of your hotel courtyard.

Day 14: Purmamarca – Salta

Step back in time as you hike alongside a pack of llamas through valleys and along mountain trails with the backdrop of some of Argentina’s most dramatic mountain scenery. Used to convey goods throughout the Andean countries since time immemorial, llamas are still bred by the people of the Andes for their meat, wool and as beasts of burden. Today, you can recreate that ancestral activity as you walk along the different paths to old ruins, salt deposits, valleys, ravines and volcanoes. This afternoon return overland to Salta where the remainder of the day is at leisure.

Hotel: Legado Mitico Salta

Day 15: Depart Salta

Spend your morning at leisure, before transferring to the airport for your onward journey.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs daily from Buenos Aires:$13,995.00Price on Application

Inclusions 
Meals: 14 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & Luxury air-conditioned vehicle
Flights: Air Ticket: Buenos Aires – Iguazú Falls - Cordoba - Mendoza - Salta
Accommodation: 14 nights accommodation
Guide: Local English Speaking guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

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* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Handpicked Argentina

From the tango halls of Buenos Aires to the glacier-carved landscapes of Patagonia, Argentina will be sure to seduce you with its captivating vistas and cosmopolitan cities. Enjoy the dance of romance with a tango lesson, learn how to make authentic Argentine cuisine on our exclusive cooking experience and cruise in style among blue and white icebergs for views of impressive glaciers.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Buenos Aires 

Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Day 2: Buenos Aires 

Discover this unique city with its mix of colonial architecture and European influences on an excursion that portrays the many faces of Buenos Aires. This evening learn the dance of romance with a tango lesson from the dancers of tonight´s tango show followed by dinner. Enjoy delicious international cuisine with Argentinian specialties. The tango show traces the history of the dance from its birth in the red light districts

Day 3: Buenos Aires 

The day is free at leisure for you to explore Buenos Aires before joining an exclusive Argentine culinary experience this evening. The Argentine Experience is designed to give you an introduction to the best of Argentine cuisine and culture. This is not a cooking class, but a fun and unique experience. The team of guides are on hand to take you through every step of this culinary journey. Choose your gourmet fillings and create your own empanada, learning the traditional ‘replunge’ technique. Alongside your creations, enjoy grilled provoleta cheese with sliced chorizo and homemade chimichurri. Enjoy what many claim to be the very best steak in Argentina, cooked to order. There will be wines from boutique wineries in Mendoza, paired to complement your meal. For dessert make your own alfajores, Argentina’s national sweet. Finally, learn about the history and etiquette of drinking mate, Argentina’s national pastime, and prepare it from scratch

Day 4: Buenos Aires – Iguazu Falls 

Fly to Iguazu Falls where you will spend the next two nights

Day 5: Iguazu Falls 

Visit the Argentinian side of Iguazu Falls, located within Iguazu National Park. In this section of the rainforest a huge variety of ferns, orchids, begonias, birds and butterflies can be seen while walking. Head to Estacion Central, where you will board the train to Devil’s Throat station. Walk along the 1,200m trail, to the most spectacular fall, Devil’s Throat. Spend the rest of the day exploring the numerous hiking trails

Day 6: Iguazu Falls – Bariloche 

Fly to Bariloche via Buenos Aires

Day 7: Bariloche  

Today you will traverse the Andes by boat across crystalline lakes and breathtaking mountain scenery. Your excursion starts in Bariloche and, after a scenic ride along Ezequiel Bustillo Ave, you arrive at Panuelo Port where you will board the catamaran and sail to Puerto Blest, on the western coast of Nahuel Huapi Lake. The deep blue waters of the lake are dotted with islands and are great for watersports including kayaking and rafting. The soaring peaks provide picture-postcard views and the shimmering turquoise blues of the lake of the Argentinian Patagonia make this one of the most beautiful and visited regions in Argentina

Day 8: Bariloche

Spend the day at leisure exploring Bariloche

Day 9: Bariloche – El Calafate 

Fly to El Calafate where you will spend the next three nights

Day 10: El Calafate – Perito Moreno Glacier – El Calafate 

Travel from El Calafate, across the Patagonia steppe, to the entrance of the National Park. Visit the World Heritage Site of Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the most impressive glaciers in the world. This ice field is breathtaking with the thunderous noise of ice chunks breaking off and tumbling into the water

Day 11: El Calafate – Gourmet Glacier Cruise – El Calafate 

Today cruise among white and blue icebergs for views of the spectacular Upsala Glacier. Cross the narrowest passage in the lake and after two hours of cruising stop in front of the barrier of ice floes. If the weather conditions are good, you will observe the Upsala Glacier at a distance. A gourmet lunch, offering the best of the Argentine cuisine, is served amidst this stunning landscape.

Day 12: Depart El Calafate 

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs daily from Buenos Aires:$3,639.00Price on Application

Inclusions 
Meals: 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & Modern air-conditioned vehicle
Flights: Flight Ticket: Buenos Aires - Iguazu Falls - Buenos Aires Bariloche - El Calafate
Accommodation: 11 nights accommodation
Guide: Local English Speaking guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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A Land of Wine, Culture & Falls

Experience all parts of Argentina with this tour, with a visit to the majestic Iguazu Falls which is one of the most breathtaking experiences in South America to the small colonial town of Cachi where it seems that time has stood still and to finish off in Mendoza which is the premium wine producing area of the country. Wineries are scattered round the country side with the beautiful snow caped Andes mountains as a backdrop.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Iguazu Falls

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2: Iguazu Falls

Tour of the many trails on the Argentine side of the falls, including the Devil’s throat.

Day 3: Iguazu Falls – Salta

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Salta. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 4: Salta – Cachi

Full day tour to the town of Cachi, where it seems time has stood still. See colonial towns mixed with Pre – Columbian arts.

Day 5: Cachi – El Cafayate

Travel to El Cafayate via Seclantas, a town known for its ponchos and loom. Overnight at Cafayate.

Day 6: El Cafayate – Salta

Morning visit to local winery before heading north to Salta via Quebrada de Cafayate.

Day 7: Salta

Full day tour to Humahuaca Gorge including Cerro de los siete colores (Hill of the seven colours).

Day 8: Salta – Mendoza

Transfer to airport for your flight to Mendoza. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 9: Mendoza

Full day tour to Aconcagua Mountain & Christ the Redeemer statue on the Andes Mountain range.

Day 10: Mendoza

Morning city tour Mendoza followed by a visit to a local winery to sample Argentina’s finest wines.

Day 11: Depart Mendoza

Transfer to the airport, or optional bus over the Andes Mountains to Santiago.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs daily from Iguazu Falls:$3,153.00$5,038.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 10 breakfasts
Transport:Airport Transfers & air-conditioned vehicles
Flights:Air Ticket: Iguazu Falls – Salta - Mendoza -
Accommodation: 10 nights accommodation
Guide: Local English Speaking guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Experience Ibera Wetlands

Home to an abundance of bird and animal life, the Ibera Wetlands is one of the finest places to see wildlife in South America.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Posadas – Ibera Wetlands

Arrive at Posadas airport and transfer to Ibera Wetlands.

Day 2 & 3: Ibera Wetlands

A haven for nature lovers, spend your days discovering the diverse animal and birdlife on display, from caimans and capybara, to howler monkeys and hundreds of bird species. Explore the series of lakes, lagoons and marshland which make up the Ibera Wetlands and enjoy the wide range of activities on offer. Horseback ride through the high grasslands, navigate the lagoon in search of wildlife, or set out on a night safari.

Day 4: Ibera Wetlands – Depart Posadas

After breakfast, transfer to Posadas airport.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs daily from Posadas:$2,495.00Price on Application

Inclusions 
Meals: 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
Transport:Transfers & air-conditioned vehicles
Accommodation: 3 nights accommodation
Guide: Local English Speaking guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Experience Mendoza

Sample some of Argentina’s finest wines from the Mendoza region, with the chance to explore the beautiful tree-lined city and savour some of the local cuisine at some of its cosmopolitan cafes.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Mendoza

Arrive at Mendoza airport. Enjoy a Panoramic city tour of this beautiful tree-lined city. Stay at a charming boutique hotel located in the heart of Mendoza’s wine route.

Day 2: Mendoza

Visit three award-winning wineries and sample some of the best wines produced in Argentina. Make your own wine at Andeluna cellar and enjoy a gourmet lunch, paired with selected wines

Day 3: Mendoza

Explore the charming town of Chacras de Coria or visit the nearby wineries.

Our picks: Pulmary, AltaVista and Clos de Chacras

Day 4: Depart Mendoza

Transfer to the airport.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs daily from Mendoza:$1,399.00Price on Application
Inclusions 
Meals: 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch
Transport:Transfers & air-conditioned vehicles
Accommodation: 3 nights accommodation
Guide: Local English Speaking guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Experience Salta

Experience a city tour of Salta and its surroundings, climb through the Cuesta del Obispo and mill stone, visit the Wine Museum of James Turell and the winery and Colome vineyards as you enjoy the areas of Salta, Cafayate and Colome.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Salta

Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. This afternoon experience a city tour of Salta and its surroundings.

Day 2: Pumamarca and Humahuaca

Travel to Pumamarca and explore the famous Hill of the Seven Colours. Continue to Tilcara, a picturesque Indian Village, before arriving at Humahuaca. Explore the town and the beautiful colonial church, before returning to Salta

Day 3: Salta – Cayafate

Visit the charming town of Cachi. Overnight in a hotel built amongst a vineyard.

Day 4: Cayafate

Discover unique high altitude wines on a wine tasting tour and visit the wine museum.

Day 5: CayafateSalta

Explore Cayafate before your return to Salta.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs daily from Salta:$1,245.00Price on Application
Inclusions 
Meals: 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch
Transport:Transfers & air-conditioned vehicles
Accommodation: 4 nights accommodation
Guide: Local English Speaking guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Experience El Chalten

Enjoy treks on one of the largest glaciers in the Southern Patagonia Ice Fields and to Cerro Torre viewpoint where you can see one of the most capricious mountain landscapes in the world and one of the mythical mountains of Patagonia, Cerro Torre. Note: A range of hikes are available on request.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: El Calafate – El Chalten

Transfer by coach to your hotel at El Chalten.

Day 2: El Chalten – Fitz Roy – El Chalten

Hike to Fitz Roy along the Rio Blanco Valley with fantastic views of the Piedras Blancas Glacier. Optional walk (400 metres uphill) to one of the highlights in Patagonia, the Laguna de los Tres, an isolated lagoon surrounded by glaciers. Walk down to Capri Lagoon with stunning views of Fitz Roy before arriving at your hotel

Day 3: El Chalten – El Calafate

Enjoy a classic trek to Cerro Torre Mount. Follow the Fitz Roy River until reaching the De Angostini Base Camp. Continue to the Torre Lagoon for awe-inspiring views of Cerro Torre. Return to Calafate in the afternoon.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs daily from El Calafate:$935.00Price on Application

Inclusions 
Meals: 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches
Transport:Transfers & air-conditioned vehicles
Accommodation: 2 nights accommodation
Guide: Local English Speaking guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Patagonia: Journey to the End of the World

Explore the thrilling and unspoiled vastness of the Patagonia region on this journey to the end of the world. Starting in the lively capital city of Santiago, jump right into the fun of this tour by heading to Santa Rita Winery, where you’ll learn about the wine – making process and taste, blend, and bottle your own wine to take home with you! On your tour of Santiago you’ll be surprised at how a city of so many people can be so well kept and vibrant—a city packed with local parks, artwork at every turn, and European – style squares. On to Puerto Natales for a night before staying inside scenic Torres Del Paine National Park for two nights. Jagged peaks, glistening green waters, glaciers, and powerful falls set the stage. You’re sure to glimpse some of the wildlife here, like guanacos, foxes, birds, and if you’re lucky, the elusive puma. Cruise on Lago Grey to see famous glaciers and floating icebergs; visit the famous sites of Chile’s largest natural reserve; and even trek through a rugged and unspoiled rainforest to see cascading waterfalls on these two days of unspeakable scenic beauty.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive In Santiago, Chile

Welcome to Chile, South America’s longest and narrowest country, with more than 4264 kilometres (2,650 miles) of beautiful Pacific coastline. Depart at 2 pm and enjoy a tour of Santa Rita Winery, founded in 1880 with the finest of French vine stocks. See the beautiful vineyards and learn about the wine – making process. You will get the chance to taste, design, blend, bottle, cork, and label your own wine during your visit. Wrap it up with a wine tasting and bring home the bottle that you created.

Hotel: Hyatt Centric Las Condes, 2 nights

Day 2: Santiago

After breakfast, embark on a City Tour with a Local Guide who will show you the highlights of this great city of colonial and contemporary contrasts. See the the famous Alameda, Santiago’s colourful main avenue, San Francisco Church, and Santa Lucia Hill. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit La Vega Central Market to learn about typical food in Chile, including steaming pots of cazuela and humitas, similar to tamales! Top off your sightseeing with a terremoto drink at a local pub and a visit to Cerro San Cristobal for a stunning view of Santiago and the Andes.

Day 3: Santiago – Punta Arenas – Puerto Natales

Depart Santiago and fly to Punta Arenas on the Straight of Magellan, gateway to Chile’s Patagonia. Head to Puerto Natales on a scenic drive through the Patagonian steppe passing rivers, forests, mountains, and ranches. Enjoy dinner at the hotel tonight.

Hotel: Hotel Remota

Day 4: Puerto Natales – Torres Del Paine National Park

Visit the legendary Milodon Cave, where prehistoric fossils dating back 14,000 years ago, including those of a saber – toothed tiger and a gigantic sloth weighing over a ton, have been found. Venture into Torres Del Paine, one of the most spectacularly scenic regions in the world. Spanning a massive area, it was named a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1978. Cascading waterfalls, roaring creeks, shimmering lakes, and jagged mountains are just a part of what Paine offers. During your visits to see the famous sites, including Los Cuernos, Lago Pehoe, and Salto Grande, you are guaranteed to get a glimpse of some of the park’s fauna, such as herds of guanacos, foxes, swans, and birds. Also stop at Lago Grey to see the imposing Grey Glacier, floating icebergs, and the beautiful views and rugged landscapes! Arrive at your hotel where you will be treated to an organic Cocktail Demonstration which includes a walk through the garden to pick the ingredients followed by a lesson to learn how to make popular drinks from the region. Dinner is at the hotel this evening.

Hotel: Hotel Las Torres, 2 nights

Day 5: Torres Del Paine National Park

Today, enjoy a full day exploring the park. See Los Cuernos, or “the horns,” the iconic jagged granite peaks that loom over the windswept plains. Next, view the spectacular waterfall, Salto Grande in the park’s lake district. After lunch at the hotel, head to the Laguna Azul where you have a good chance of seeing some of the park’s wildlife, including guanacos and condors. End the day at Cascada Paine, a beautiful waterfall surrounded by rugged vistas.

Day 6: Torres Del Paine National Park – El Calafate, Argentina

After breakfast, take an easy guided hike to Laguna Inges in search of an array of birds and other wildlife that can be found here. Next, depart for El Calafate, a lovely village on the southern shores of Lake Argentino. Originally a simple sheltering destination for wool traders, today El Calafate serves as the entry point for the UNESCO Natural Heritage Site of Los Glaciares National Park.

Hotel: Kosten Aike, 3 nights

Day 7: El Calafate – Glacier Cruise & Estancia Visit

Today, a Cruise on Lago Argentino takes you up close for views of icebergs and Upsala Glacier, one of the longest in South America at over 56 kilometres (35 miles) long. Disembark at a historic ranch, Estancia Cristina, on the shores of Lago Argentino. Whether you prefer a quiet day of touring and history or more adventurous activities, like trekking or exploring by 4 – wheel – drive vehicle – the choice is yours during your ranch visit.

Day 8: El Calafate – Excursion to Perito Moreno Glacier

A must for all visitors to Argentina is a visit to Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park. Forming part of the Patagonian Continental Ice Field, from which 13 glaciers descend on the Atlantic side to flow into the Viedma and Argentino Lakes, this glacier is one of the few in the world that is still advancing. During your walking tour along the catwalks, marvel at the breathtaking glacier views and with some luck, see the ice calve into the waters below.

Day 9: El Calafate – Ushuaia

After breakfast, fly to Ushuaia, Argentina – the end of the world! You’ll have the opportunity to see the Andes Mountains from a Cruise along Beagle Channel. Bask in the feeling of being in the southernmost city in the world, and watch for sea lions, albatrosses, skuas, and other interesting Patagonian fauna. Arrive at Martillo Island, where you have the chance to see a colony of Magellan penguins!

Hotel: Cilene del Faro, 2 nights

Day 10: Ushuaia – Tierra Del Fuego National Park Excursion

Today, discover Tierra Del Fuego National Park, the southernmost national park in the world. Hike around the park, escorted by an expert Naturalist. With stops at Bahia Lapataia, Lago Roca, and Bahia Ensenada, you’ll gain a deeper appreciation for the delicate ecosystems here.

Day 11: Ushuaia – Buenos Aires

Fly to Buenos Aires today, the “Paris of South America” and capital of Argentina. Fabulous food, shopping, and architecture all converge here to create a distinctly Latin vibe. Tonight, enjoy a Wine Tasting led by a local sommelier at an exclusive Cava, where you will try some famous Argentine wines, followed by dinner in this intimate setting.

Hotel: Hilton Buenos Aires, 2 nights

Day 12: Buenos Aires

Your guided sightseeing starts at Plaza de Mayo to see La Casa Rosada (the President’s Pink House) and the Metropolitan Cathedral, housing San Martin’s Mausoleum. Drive past the ornate Teatro Colon opera house before reaching Recoleta Cemetery, burial site of Eva Peron. Next, in La Boca, a colourful district and site of the city’s first port, take a short walking tour of this unique neighbourhood, then continue to San Telmo, famous for its late – colonial buildings and a popular gathering spot for artists. Top off the evening at a famous Tango Club, where instructors are ready to lead a Tango Lesson, followed by a farewell dinner of Argentine steaks and other local specialties. End the night with a show featuring flawless performances of Latin America’s most sensuous dance – the Tango!

Day 13: Depart Buenos Aires

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
February: 04, 25$8.648.00$10,678.00
March: 10$8.648.00$10,678.00
November: 03$8.648.00$10,678.00
December: 01$8.648.00$10,678.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 12 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 5 dinners
Transport: Deluxe air-conditioned coach
Flights: Air Ticket: Santiago - Punta Arenas / El Calafate - Ushuaia - Buenos Aires
Accommodation: 12 nights accommodation
Guide: Professional Tour Director
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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South America Landscapes

Visit South America’s most influential and intoxicating countries, including Brazil and Chile. Journey past snowcapped volcanoes, chardonnay vineyards and the pulsating cities of Buenos Aires and Rio-crossing the glacial waters of Los Santos Lake and visiting “Little Switzerland” along the way.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Santiago

Connect with the cosmopolitan verve of the Chilean capital, Santiago. On arrival, you’ll enjoy a warm Trafalgar welcome and be transferred to your luxury hotel in fashionable Las Condes. Spend the rest of the day on your terms discovering the unique personalities of each of the city’s diverse barrios. This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow travel companions for a Welcome Reception.

Hotel:  InterContinental Santiago, 2 nights

Day 2: Santiago Sightseeing

This morning’s city tour with a Local Specialist includes a stop at the ornate wrought-iron Central Market where we’ll see the catch of the day and stroll past pop-up restaurants serving local favourites. We journey to wine country, visiting an exclusive winery in Casablanca Valley for a gourmet lunch served alfresco in exquisite surrounds. ‘Dive into Culture’ and meet the winemakers for a personalised winery experience, followed by an opportunity to taste the fruit of his labours. Spend the rest of the evening at leisure.

Day 3: Santiago – Puerto Montt – Puerto Varas

We fly south to the coastal city of Puerto Montt, then continue to Puerto Varas for a tour of the “City of Roses” against the backdrop of snow-capped volcanoes. Later, we make our way to our hotel on the shores of Lake Llanquihue where we’ll enjoy the rest of the day at leisure and an included dinner.

Hotel: Cabana del Lago

Day 4: Puerto Varas – Lake Crossing – Bariloche

Look forward to a day of pinch me moments as you cross the Andes via land and water. Our first stop sees us watch the burbling waters of the Petrohue River cascade over black volcanic rock. We’ll cross Todos Los Santos Lake, keeping a keen eye out for giant Andean condors as the mighty Osorno Volcano with its white cap looms in the background. Admire the soul-stirring landscapes en route to Peulla where we’ll enjoy lunch. Then, cross the border into Argentina and cruise the glacial waters of Lake Nahuel Huapi. We’ll arrive in Bariloche this evening.

Hotel: NH Edelweiss Bariloche, 2 nights

Day 5: Bariloche Sightseeing

Soak up the sights and sounds of the “Switzerland of South America” this morning, breathing in the fresh alpine air. We’ll meet our Local Specialist and travel along the “Circuito Chico” for spectacular views of forests, mountains and sparkling waters in Nahuel Huapi National Park. Visit the beach playground of Playa Bonita, soak up the scenery from the hilltop of St. Edward’s Chapel on the Llao Llao Peninsula, and ride a chairlift to the top of Cerro Campanario for sweeping views of the high peaks of Catedral and Tronador. ‘Dive into Culture’ and indulge in the rich flavours of chocolate during a visit to Bariloche’s Chocolate Museum, then spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 6: Bariloche – Buenos Aires

Leaving spectacular Patagonian landscapes behind, we fly to the passionate Argentinian capital of Buenos Aires. This evening, we’ll ‘Connect with Locals’, joining our Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Be My Guest dinner with a local family in Palermo Soho. Savour traditional flavours and homemade family dishes, then discover the secrets of kneading country bread. Our unforgettable local encounter continues as we watch family members engage in an elegant Tango performance.

Hotel: InterContinental Buenos Aires, 2 nights

Day 7: Buenos Aires Sightseeing

Immerse yourself in the seamless mix of European elegance meets Latin energy. We’ll join a ‘Local Specialist’ to see some of Buenos Aires’ most notable sites, including the Plaza de Mayo and iconic pink Casa Rosada. View the fashionable neighbourhood of La Boca, admire the opulent façade of Teatro Colon and drive along the stately Avenida 9 de Julio to the elegant Recoleta cemetery, where Argentina’s most famous sons and daughters have been laid to rest. We pay homage to the beloved former first lady of Argentina, Eva Peron, before enjoying an afternoon at leisure. This evening, we indulge in the delicious flavours of Argentine beef, the authentic tastes of world-renowned Argentinian beef. ‘Dive into Culture’ later, watching the sensual, stirring moves of a traditional Tango performance.

Day 8: Buenos Aires

Get a taste of life as a porteño this morning, embracing the energy of this passionate South American hub on your terms. Perhaps, admire the works of Degas, El Greco and Van Gogh at the Museum of Bellas Artes or stroll around the colourful stalls that line one of the local markets. Take to the countryside and consider spending the day at a traditional estancia (ranch) for the the Fiesta Gaucha (festival of the cowboy), where you’ll be entertained by a lively equestrian show and enjoy a traditional parrillada (barbecue) lunch.

Day 9: Buenos Aires – Iguassu Falls

Journey to the thundering cascade of Iguassu Falls, where we’ll meet our Local Specialist for a visit to the UNESCO-listed Iguassu National Park. Board an open-air ecological jungle train delving deep into its subtropical rainforest. Walk along the catwalk peering down into the swirling waters of Devil’s Throat Falls. We’ll cross the border into Brazil for an evening at leisure and dinner at our resort.

Hotel: Wish Resort Foz de Iguassu

Day 10: Iguassu Falls Sightseeing

Rediscover the ‘Big Waters’ and return to Iguassu National Park, where you’ll join a Local Specialist who will guide your discovery of the Brazilian side of the falls. Walk through the rainforest at the base of the falls and peer at its majesty through the powerful spray. We enjoy an evening at leisure.

Day 11: Iguassu Falls – Rio de Janeiro

We bid farewell to the falls and fly to sultry Rio de Janeiro. You’ll be transferred to your hotel overlooking the colourful Copacabana Beach.

Hotel: Miramar by Windsor Oceanview Rooms, 3 nights

Day 12: Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing

Begin your exploration of the cidade maravilhosa (marvellous city) with your Local Specialist, ascending Sugarloaf Mountain by cable car for astounding bay and city views. Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure or consider an optional cruise on Guanabara Bay viewing Rio’s picturesque city skyline and Sugarloaf Mountain.

Day 13: Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing

Board a classic cogwheel train for the journey to the summit of majestic Corcovado, site of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. We join our Local Specialist to explore more of the city’s iconic sights. Later this afternoon, we’ll ‘Dive into Culture’ during a visit to a local Samba school where we’ll gain insights into how the school prepares for the pageantry of Carnival week. View the colourful costumes and immerse yourself in the rhythms of Samba as you participate in a dance lesson. This evening, the flavours of churrascaria linger at our Farewell Dinner. As our hosts demonstrate how to mix the perfect caipirinha, we toast to an epic South American journey. Saude!

Day 14: Depart Rio de Janeiro

Enjoy a day at leisure until your transfer to the airport or choose to extend your stay at the Miramar by Windsor.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
January: 25$6.675.00$8,950.00
February: 15$6.850.00$9,125.00
March: 14, 28$6.850.00$9,125.00
April: 18$6.850.00$9,125.00
September: 12, 26$6.850.00$9,125.00
October: 10, 24$6.850.00$9,125.00
November: 07, 21$6.795.00$9,070.00
December: 12$6.675.00$8,950.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 13 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 6 dinners
Transport: Luxury air-conditioned coach
Flights: Air Ticket: Santiago - Puerto Montt / Bariloche - Buenos Aires - Iguassu Falls - Rio de Janeiro
Accommodation: 13 nights accommodation
Guide: An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Wonders of Patagonia

Travel to the ends of the earth, from the flamboyant capital of Buenos Aires to the land of giants, roaming solitary steppes, the rugged Andes mountainscape and pristinely beautiful glacial lakes.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Buenos Aires

It’s time to Tango your way through beautiful Buenos Aires-your launch pad to the other-worldly southern frontier of Patagonia. On arrival, your local host will welcome you and transfer you to your hotel. Relax or explore the grand boulevards and colorful barrios of Argentina’s vibrant capital on your own. This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow expeditioners for a Welcome Reception.

Hotel: InterContinental Buenos Aires

Day 2: Buenos Aires Sightseeing

Walk in the footsteps of the porteños on your exploration of the exquisite sights of the “Paris of South America”. Wind your way through the city, past the grand pink Casa Rosada, and bold, bright La Boca. View the ornate Teatro Colon and pay homage to Eva (Evita) Peron in the final resting place of Buenos Aires’ most noteworthy residents, Recoleta Cemetery. Embrace Argentinian culture at a Be My Guest experience this evening as you ‘Connect with Locals’, joining a local family in Palermo Soho who’ll share their homemade family recipes, the secrets of kneading bread and the art of the passionate Tango.

Day 3: Buenos Aires – Tierra del Fuego National Park – Ushuaia

An expedition through the extraordinary landscapes of Patagonia begins today as you fly to the world’s southernmost city, Ushuaia. On arrival, explore the dramatic landscapes of Tierra del Fuego National Park, Argentinian’s southern-most national park on the border of Chile. Join a Local Specialist to delve deep into its natural splendor. Admire its beautiful waterfalls, forests and snow-capped mountains in which the wildlife of this area find sanctuary. Keep a keen eye out for red foxes, condors, eagles and beavers. Come face to face with the biological richness of Tierra del Fuego Island and its incredible scenic beauty, enjoying views over the Beagle Channel at Ensenada Bay, the glacial waters of Roca Lake and the deep Bay of Lapataia Bay. This evening, dinner is served at your hotel on the Beagle Channel, so named for the famous HMS Beagle on which Charles Darwin once sailed the southern seas and saw glaciers for the first time.

Hotel: Los Yamanas, 2 nights

Day 4: Ushuaia

This morning, join a Local Specialist and your fellow travellers for a tour of Ushuaia including a visit to the Museo Maritimo y Del Presidio, where you’ll explore the history of the Prison at the End of the World and learn about the famous prisoners who were incarcerated there. Later, delve into its history as a former penal colony and missionary base on your own, or consider joining an optional cruise excursion on the Beagle Channel focusing on the scenic archipelago, wildlife and history. Learn about the great shipwrecks of the region, as well as the dogged determination of the first European explorers, who in the 19th century navigated this inhospitable region which has since had a turbulent history. Consider taking a longer excursion that includes views of lazy colonies of sea lions and Magellanic penguins, which Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan first saw in the early 16th century.

Day 5: Ushuaia – El Calafate

Leave the “end of the world” and fly to El Calafate on the shores of Lake Argentino, the gateway to Los Glaciares National Park with its spectacular Perito Moreno Glacier. You’ll have a rare opportunity to explore the otherworldly landscape of massive glaciers, interconnected fjords and mountainside glacial lakes over the next few days, but not before perhaps tucking into the Calafate berry after which the town is named to secure your return to this mystical region.

Hotel: Kosten Aike, 2 nights

Day 6: Los Glaciares National Park Excursion

The day is dedicated to a deep exploration of the striking UNESCO-listed Los Glaciares National Park. Touring with a Local Specialist, you’ll come face-to-face with its arctic blue and white glaciers that are fed by the massive South Patagonian Ice Field, milky colored glacial lakes and towering snowcapped peaks. Discover the magnificent Perito Moreno Glacier, which towers above the icy waters of Lake Argentino. You could perhaps witness massive igloo icebergs plunging into the lake with thunderous force. Experience the rugged solitude of the windswept steppe and the quiet southern beach forests, before heading back to El Calafate for an evening spent at leisure. Consider indulging all your senses savouring the town’s famous Patagonian lamb paired with a delectable glass of Argentina’s Malbec, or pop into the glaciarium for a chilly encounter that will warm your polar heart.

Day 7: El Calafate – Torres del Paine National Park

The Patagonian Steppes give way to the granite spires of Paine, otherwise known as Cleopatra’s Needles, the main features of the UNESCO-listed Torres del Paine National Park. We’ll join a Local Specialist to delve behind the scenes of this extraordinary frontier land that few have explored. Connect with the inspiring natural landscape, celebrating one of the world’s last true wilderness areas. Wander past cascading waterfalls, roaring creeks, shimmering lakes and jagged mountain spires. Your afternoon in the park will feature the Torres towers seen from the eastern region. Observe cyanobacteria with stromatolites formations at the Laguna Amarga caldera before stopping at Blue Lagoon with its distinct cerulean blue waters. Dinner with wine awaits at your hotel.

Hotel: Hosteria Las Torres, 2 nights

Day 8: Torres Del Paine National Park Sightseeing

Continue your in-depth exploration of Torres Del Paine, venturing deep into the heart of the park with a Local Specialist. Embark on a short hike to see natural landmarks up close and view stunning landscapes from scenic outlooks especially chosen to showcase the surrounding beauty of the area. See Puente Negro (Black Bridge) crossing the Paine River, Nordenskjöld Lookout, Sarmiento Lookout, Lake Pehoé and Salto Grande waterfall. After enjoying an alfresco gourmet box lunch, join a narrated boat trip across the length of the lake to imposing Grey Glacier, which tumbles down from the massive Southern Patagonia Ice Field. This evening is yours to relax and enjoy dinner with wine served at the hotel.

Day 9: Torres Del Paine – Puerto Natales

Follow your Local Specialist on the famous “W” Trail that stretches from the northern shores of Lake Nordenskjöld, named after a Scandinavian explorer who probed much of the region in the early 20th century. Head to the snowcapped Monte Almirante Nieto, which anchors the southeastern extreme of the Paine Massif. Wander past pebbled beaches, rugged steppe landscapes and Andes shrublands on your journey. After lunch, visit the Milodon Cave, where evidence of a giant prehistoric ground sloth was found by German Explorer Hermann Eberhard. There is also evidence of prehistoric human habitation within Cueva del Milodón, dating back as early as 6000 BC. Your base is the colourful fishing town of Pueto Natales on the Seno Ùltima Esperanza where one of Trafalgar’s Stays with Stories is your home-away-from-home for the next two nights. This warm, ecologically sound building, set against the backdrop of Patagonian steppes that lead up to the mountainscape beyond, lets the rugged outdoors Patagonian landscape inside.

Hotel: Remota Patagonia Lodge

Day 10: Puerto Natales, Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers Excursion

Today’s exploration takes you by boat up the Rio Serrano, passing the Southern Icefield (Campo de Hielo Sur) toward the icy turquoise sheets of the Serrano Glacier. Take some time with a Local Specialist to explore the impressive glacier with a hike through unspoiled, cool rainforest landscapes to Seno Ultima Esperanza (“Fjord of the Last Hope”) where you will see the rest of the Southern Patagonian Icefield. Continue through the fjord by boat with views of the Balmaceda Glacier and Serrano Glaciers in the background. This evening, join your Travel Director and new friends for a Farewell Dinner and toast to an unforgettable expedition to the ends of the earth.

Day 11: Puerto Natales – Punta Arenas – Depart Santiago

Depart this morning for the peninsula town of Punta Arenas to board your flight to Santiago International Airport, where your Patagonia adventure ends or extend your holiday with an extension to Easter Island.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
January: 04$6.895.00$8,890.00
February: 01, 08, 29$6.895.00$8,890.00
March: 21, 28$6.895.00$8,890.00
April: 04$6.795.00$8,790.00
September: 26$6.795.00$8,790.00
October: 10, 24$6.895.00$8,890.00
November: 07, 21$6.895.00$8,890.00
December: 26$6.895.00$8,890.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 10 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 7 dinners
Transport: Luxury air-conditioned coach
Flights: Air Ticket: Buenos Aires – Ushuaia - El Calafate / Punta Arenas - Santiago
Accommodation: 10 nights accommodation
Guide: An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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