Guanaco in the Patagonia mountains

Classic Patagonia Tour

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Countries Visited

Argentina, Chile

Places Visited

Santiago, Torres del Paine, Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego...

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Suggested Duration

12 Days

Luxury and landscape combine on this majestic custom tailored Patagonia tour, taking you from Santiago to Buenos Aires to experience the natural wonders of South America. Glaciers gracefully float in pristine channels and glow against the backdrop of rugged mountain peaks. The sound of calving icebergs echoes across the water. Condors circle the sky, hovering over the high altitude plains in search of their next meal. Horses graze on the open grassland alongside thundering rivers. Experience the...

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Trip Highlights

  • Indulge in the comforts of contemporary luxury while exploring the opulent seascapes and landscapes of the secluded regions of Patagonia
  • Witness the active lifestyle of penguins in their natural habitat, with a visit to the penguin colony on Tucker Islet
  • Discover the bright blue and white glow of ancient ice while viewing the ice wall of Pia Glacier, embedded in the Darwin Range of Chile
  • Relish a panoramic view where the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans merge at Cape Horn
  • Enjoy seeing wildlife roam through the high altitude plains of Torres del Paine National Park, from guanaco to rhea, black-necked swans to condors
  • Visit the world’s southernmost city and gateway to Tierra del Fuego at Ushuaia
  • Explore the sensational scenery and lookouts of Tierra del Fuego to find unique avifauna and flora covering the landscape

Detailed Description

The beauty of the natural world is remarkably breathtaking in the classic landscape of Patagonia. Discover exhilarating mountains that resemble granite towers and experience the wonder of watching penguins waddle across the pebbled shores of a secluded island; your 12-day Patagonia tour combines exploring the scenery on both land and sea. Your journey begins with your arrival in Santiago, the capital and heart of Chile. The day is at your leisure to visit the museums, explore the art in the metro, or take the cable car to the top of San Cristobal Hill. The following morning, you fly from Santiago to Punta Arenas, Chile’s southernmost city.

Your private transfer escorts you north, to a luxurious hotel located on an estate inside Torres del Paine National Park. The all-inclusive accommodation lets you take advantage of the landscape and cuisine of Patagonia, with a view of a dramatic mountain lingering over the property. The next few days are yours to discover the splendor of Torres del Paine National Park, allowing you to explore the endless trails and priceless scenery. Horseback ride across the pampas with a gaucho guide. Trek to the summits overlooking the French Valley for an unparalleled view of hanging glaciers and sparkling turquoise lakes. Then, your private transfer escorts you to Punta Arenas, where you board your luxurious cruise ship. The ship weighs anchor and takes you along the Strait of Magellan.

Travel through the Almirantazgo Fjord for a view of fern trees and the sloping Andean mountains. Visit Ainsworth Bay for a view of the Marinelli Glacier before arriving on Tucker Islet to walk with the penguins. You venture to land on a Zodiac boat to witness the grandeur of Pia Glacier up close. The cruise ship then travels through Glacier Alley, where you can view large masses of ice bobbing along the Beagle Channel, with spectacular glaciers visible in the distance. Next, you step onto the shores of Cape Horn to explore the national park and visit the poetic monument overlooking the convergence of the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. You continue to Wulaia Bay, where an aboriginal settlement was once located. The cruise ship docks in Ushuaia, Argentina, the southernmost city in the world.

The remainder of the day is at your leisure to enjoy the museums or walk along the captivating streets of the city. You can choose to visit a nearby estancia with excursions to small islands in the Beagle Channel or explore the grounds of Tierra del Fuego National Park for opulent lookout points and a chance to see active wildlife. Afterward, you fly north to the charming city of Buenos Aires. Revel in the beauty and vivacious character of Argentina’s capital at your preferred pace with the remainder of the day at your whim. Your private transfer meets you at the hotel on your final day and escorts you to the airport for your flight home. 

Starting Price

$3,895 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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