Chile and Argentina: Our Signature Journey
This two-week itinerary combines Buenos Aires and the Perito Moreno glacier in Argentina with Torres del Paine National Park in Chilean Patagonia and Santiago. This journey can be done in reverse if you prefer. Revealed Travel book a fabulous range of extensions if you have more time. Please contact us to discuss the options.
Highlights: Buenos Aires – Perito Moreno – Torres del Paine – Santiago
Length: 12 Days
Accommodation: Choose premium, mid-range or value hotels according to preference.
Costs: From £3,248 pp excluding transatlantic flights
Days 1-4: Buenos Aires:
Buenos Aires is a modern and dynamic metropolis which manages to retain considerable charm and traditions. The endearing Recoleta district has tree-lined boulevards and elegance whilst the refurbished docklands area of Puerto Madero is now a thriving hubbub of restaurants, hotels and bars.
A tango show provides a display of intricate dance, evocative live music and songs known to every Argentine since childhood. If you would like us to book other activities, such as tango classes, a football tour, cycle rides, our Pope Francis tour, a day out at an estancia, a boat trip across the Rio de la Plata to Colonia in Uruguay or a visit to the Tigre Delta, please contact us.
Days 4-7: El Calafate
El Calafate sits on the shore of Lago Argentino and is your base from which to visit the Perito Moreno glacier. Unlike most glaciers, which are receding, Perito Moreno is advancing. If conditions allow, we thoroughly recommend the opportunity for glacier-walking with crampons (optional extra).
Days 7-10: Torres del Paine:
There is no shortage of excursions, treks and activities in Torres del Paine National Park. We recommend a full day tour to the Paine mastiff with a boat trip on Lago Grey for a close-up view of Grey glacier and half day excursions to Salto Grande and Laguna Azul.
Days 10-12: Santiago:
The Chilean capital is a busy modern metropolis with a backdrop of the Andes.The city has a number of attractive parks, some 30 museums and about 40 art galleries of which the Chilean Museum of Pre-Colombian Art, near the 16th century Plaza de Armas in the heart of the city, is particularly noteworthy, both for the quality of objects and their presentation.
Just west of the centre is the Barrio Brasil, a lively area of restautants, bars and cafes. East of the centre, near Plaza Italia in the Lastarria district, are Parque Forestal and Parque Balmaceda. The Concha y Toro vineyard is located in the Maipo valley just 25km south of the capital. Concha y Toro was founded in 1883 and is today the largest exporter of Chilean wine.
Please contact us to discuss extensions to the Atacama Desert, Easter Island, the Lake District or to Antarctica. We can also book extensions to the Falklands Islands.
Indicative Costs (excluding transatlantic flights)
Premium: From £6,847 pp
Upper: From £3,998 pp
Mid-range: From £3,722 pp
Value: From £3,248 pp
Indicative Costs are per person based on two people travelling together and sharing a double/twin room.
Transatlantic flights are not included: we will book your transatlantic flights in economy, premium economy, business or first class according to your preference.
Domestic flights within South America are included in economy class. Please contact us to discuss upgrades.
Additional supplements apply for special events such as Christmas & the New Year. Costs for 2021 are not yet confirmed.
What’s included in the price:
All accommodation and meals as detailed; Local taxes & service charges associated with included accommodation – All transfers & sightseeing as detailed; various activities; ATOL protection; Research, sourcing, design and preparation of your tailor-made holiday itinerary and quote; booking admin and processing; The services of our local ground agent who will coordinate your stay and ensure that everything runs smoothly including access to a local English language 24/7 telephone help line.
What’s not included in the price:
Transatlantic flights; any national park entry fees which have to be paid locally; drinks, gratuities and items of a personal nature; meals and optional excursions not listed as included; personal travel insurance; passport and visa costs (e.g. costs associated with obtaining an American ESTA visa waiver, if flying via USA); Airport departure tax on leaving Peru, payable locally in US$ and currently US$ per person.
Please contact us for costs for families and parties of 3 or more passengers and for travel in 2021.
Seasons and Climate
South America is a year-round destination. The best time for travelling to southern Patagonia is between October and April.
British nationals travelling on a full, valid British passport do not require a visa for entry to Argentina or Chile. You should ensure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of arrival.
It is advisable to check your immunizations for Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid and Hepatitis A. If you have been to Africa within 3 months of arriving in South America you may need to provide proof of vaccination against Yellow Fever.
Costs in Latin America are subject to $/£ exchange rates. At present we are working on current exchange rates of 1.21 (as at 22 October 2019) although this may be subject to change, particularly in the event of a No Deal Brexit.