Day 1: Buenos Aires
Arrival in Buenos Aires. You will be met by a guide at the airport. On the way to the hotel, our guide will tell you about the city and answer your questions. During the entire program we and our guides are ready to fulfill any of your requests!
Check-in and accommodation at the hotel. Free time to relax or walk in Buenos Aires.
This vibrant and enticing port city, which stretches from south to north along the Rio de la Plata, has served as a gateway to Argentina for centuries. The Argentine capital is one of the most active tourist cities, with amazing art, charming neighborhoods, tasty food, and passionate people who love parties. This is an exciting place where you can just wander around looking at people, shopping, or just soaking into a unique atmosphere. Its many barrios (districts) are strikingly different – some of them are luxurious, others are brashly modern, but all of them have their own style and flavor. You can enjoy these amazing steps in tango shows in San Telmo, taste delicious meal at the steak festival in Palermo Las Cañitas, or wander for hours at the Recoleta Cemetery, where the rich and famous people of Buenos Aires are buried.
Recommended restaurants in Buenos Aires:
Fogon Asado, Palermo (Argentine cuisine, steakhouse) *reservation required
La Carniceria, Palermo (Argentine cuisine, steakhouse)
Cabana Las Lilas, Puerto Madero (Argentine cuisine, steakhouse)
La Cabana, Puerto Madero (Argentine cuisine, steakhouse)
Piegari, Puerto Madero (Italian cuisine, European cuisine, Argentine cuisine)
Crystal Bar, Puerto Madero, on the 35th floor of the Alvear Icon Hotel (bar with a beautiful view of the city)
Day 2: Buenos Aires
Breakfast at the hotel. A private guided city- tour.(4 hours)
This panoramic tour will take you through the highlights of South America's most European and cosmopolitan city. We'll drive along 9 de Julio Avenue where the renowned Colón Theater and the Obelisk, symbols of our city, are located. We'll visit Plaza de Mayo, surrounded by important historic buildings like the Casa Rosada, the Cathedral and the City Hall. We'll also visit Plaza San Martin, Alvear and Plaza del Congreso. The tour will drive us along the old fashion Avenida de Mayo and the dynamic Avenida Corrientes. Explore neighborhoods filled with colors and history, like La Boca and San Telmo, and the sumptuous neighborhoods of Palermo, Recoleta and the modern Puerto Madero, a busy gastronomic and entertainment area. In addition, you will certainly feel the extraordinary charm of this cosmopolitan city, with its famous palace Casa Rosada, the former port of Puerto Madero, quarter Caminito, Calle Florida, Boca Hunior football stadium, the cathedral, the National History Museum and the Botanical Garden.
Tango show in the evening
Buenos Aires is famous for being the birthplace of Tango. No doubt, this is the best city in the world for fans of this famous dance.
The dance on the stage with its passion and virtuosity takes you into the world of love and elegant performance. The dance originated in the city's ports, among poor immigrants, Gaucho shepherds, and other unsettled people. At first, the dance was performed by two men and got its name from the Latin "tangere" - to touch. Later, the Tango became slower and acquired new tones of intimacy. Bands appeared, performing the tango. The dance rapidly gained popularity, and now Tango is one of the most sensual dances on earth, it teaches sincerity, makes men think of gallantry, women of tenderness. In the restaurant, the interior creates a tango atmosphere, and a menu of several traditional dishes with excellent Argentine wines will complement this romantic evening. Don’t forget to try mate!
Day 3: Buenos Aires - El Calafate.
Transfer to the airport for your flight from Buenos Aires to El Calafate.
Private transfer to the hotel. Accommodation at the hotel.
El Calafate claims its livelihood from a single tourist attraction, the spectacular Glaciar Perito Moreno in Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, It can be divided into two parts the north and the southern part, with El Calafate on Lago Argentino the gateway. The park is the second largest in Argentina, extending some 170 km along the Chilean frontier and covering some 759,000 hectares. It was declared a World Heritage region by UNESCO in 1987. Some 40% of the park is covered by giant ice fields, with 47 major glaciers of which 13 flow east descending into the park to feed the two big lakes, Lake Viedma in the north and Lago Argentino in the south. There are also about 190 smaller glaciers that are not connected to the ice fields. All together a great spectacle you have to see.
Day 4: El Calafate
Breakfast at the hotel. Excursion to Los Glacieres Park to the Perito Moreno glacier.
Take in the rare and breathtaking beauty of the Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the UNESCO JEWELS. The tour guide will pick you up at your hotel in the morning for a full day tour on the Perito Moreno Glacier. On the way to the park, they will explain the importance of the glacier and share interesting details and facts about the park and Perito Moreno. Your first stop will be at a series of walkways for views of the glacier and to take photos. From there the tour will continue and you will get to see the amazing views and natural beauty that the park has to offer. You will get to walk along the walkways to see the glacier and watch as the chunks of ice break off and crash into the water. At the end of the day you will return to your hotel.
Day 5: El Calafate –Puerto Natales (Chile)
Breakfast at the hotel. Private transfer (apprx. 4 hours) from El Calafate (Argentina) to Puerto Natales (Chile). Along the road that runs through the mountain peaks and the steppe landscape, you can meet various animals of the local fauna-llamas, hares, foxes, alpacas. Arrival in Puerto Natales and transfer to the hotel.
Day 6: Puerto Natales-Torres del Paine
Breakfast at the hotel. You will have an unforgettable full of impressions excursion to the National Park of Torres del Paine.
A full day tour visiting the amazing National park of Torres del Paine including the Milodon Cave, located at the Benitez hill, 25 km from Puerto Natales, where in 1895 a skeleton of a Sable-tooth tiger, American Horse and Huge Lazy known as Milodon were discovered. We will walk for around 30 minutes in this cave observing the stalactite formations and the Milodon imitation copy. After this we will continue our way to the national park Torres del Paine where we can see the most varied landscapes starting from a Maggelan forest and ending with the Patagonian Plain with its strong winds and dry air. Upon arrival at the park the scenery changes drastically, the national park containing over 242.000 hectares, we can now see tens of lakes with birds and enormous mountains. The lakes water is blue and crystal clear, the waterfalls and peaks covered with ice are among the typical landscapes of this park. A 15 min walk will take up to Salto Grande, a waterfall connecting 2 lakes, Nordenskhold and Peoe. We will return along a beautiful road, passing by the Serrano River and the Toro and Porteno lakes. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7: Puerto Natales – Punta Arenas
Breakfast at the hotel. Private transfer to Punta Arenas (apprx. 3 hours). Accommodation at the hotel.
Day 8: Punta Arenas-Santiago de Chile
Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will have an exciting adventure, navigating to small islands in the middle of the Strait of Magellan!
Magdalena Island is home for the largest colony of Magellan penguins in the region of Magellan and the Chilean Antarctic. These Antarctic penguins were first met on the island about twenty years ago, and their numbers have been growing ever since.
While walking around the island, you will have a unique experience of communicating with Magellan penguins very close to you. You will be able to see adult animals and their young (depending on the time of the visit). Not far from Magdalena Island is a smaller island, the rocky island of Marta. The island of Martha is home for a large colony of sea lions, which can be observed from a boat
At the end of the excursion, transfer to the airport for your flight to Santiago de Chile. Transfer to the hotel with a guide.
Day 9: Santiago de Chile
Breakfast at the hotel.
Today you will go on a city tour to the most interesting sights in Santiago from the historical city to the modern buildings. We will pass through the Alameda Bernardo O´Higgins Ave, where´s Palacio Presidencial de la Moneda, then we will walk by the streets of Huerfanos and Ahumada that take us to Plaza de Armas. We will see the Cathedral, The Post Office and the Council of Santiago. After that, we´ll take a look at Santa Lucia Mountain, strategic point of the city foundation. We´ll continue through Parque Forestal and the Fine Art Museum. Crossing the Mapocho river, we will arrive to Bellavista Suburb, a bohemian place with strong cultural activity. Nearby is the entrance to Parque Metropolitano with San Cristobal Mountain from where we will be able to appreciate the whole city. We will finish our tour visiting the new city center, Providencia and Las Condes and Vitacura suburbs.Transfer to the hotel.
Optional tour with tasting to the wineries in the Maipo Valley. The price per person is $230 (minimum 2 pax)
Day 10: Santiago de Chile
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for your flight home.
The price of the program includes:
-Accommodation in hotels BB
-Individual excursions according to the program (except navigation to the island of Magdalena)
-Guide service during the program
-Individual transfers according to the program
Entrance tickets to National parks
The price of the program does not include:
-Meals and drinks during the transfers