You can have it all when exploring Chile and Argentina, each distinctive country brimming with unique cultures and charming historic cities while sharing the breathtaking landscape of Patagonia. Glaciers spill over the mountainside and touch the edges of pristine lakes. Granite pillars tower over the Patagonian plains. Sail along ancient fjords and find elephant seals sunbathing on the shores of a secluded island. Your Patagonia cruise and tour is custom tailored to your desires, combining luxury...
Santiago - Capital of Chilean Culture
Santiago is Chile’s capital of finance, business, and culture, filled with entertaining museums, vibrant art galleries, excellent shopping, and mouthwatering dining options. The Andes Mountains roll along the horizon and tower over the skyline of the city. The Spanish founded the capital in the 16th century. Your private transfer meets you at Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport and escorts you into the heart of the city, where you find your luxurious accommodation. The Museum of pre-Columbian Art is dedicated to the study and display of pre-Columbian artifacts from all across Central and South America, located in the 19th-century Palacio de la Real Aduana. Statues line the wide galleries. The high ceilings create an atmosphere of distinction. In an exhibit dedicated to the Central Andes, you can find the oldest artifact in the museum, painted cloth almost 3,000 years old, which is attributed to the Chavin culture from a prehistoric civilization.
Punta Arenas - Along the Senoret Channel
Torres del Paine - The Wild World of Patagonia
Torres del Paine - Horsing Around Torres del Paine
Patagonia - The High Patagonian Seas
Patagonia - Fjords and Colonies
Patagonia - Touching the Ice
Patagonia - Around the End
Buenos Aires - To the End and Back
Buenos Aires - Paris of South America
Buenos Aires - A Day on the Pampas
Buenos Aires - Leaving the Fjords Behind
- Discover glistening glacial lakes and dramatic granite peaks in Torres del Paine National Park
- Witness the stunning caves where ancient fossils were discovered, connoting a connection to human habitation and the extinct giant sloth
- Sail past magnificent icebergs and stunning glaciers in “Glacier Alley”
- Explore the grounds of a small island known for its remarkable penguin colony
- Horseback ride on the Patagonian plain in the shadows of enchanting mountaintops
- Indulge in a luxury cruise along the Patagonian channels and fjords that take you around captivating Cape Horn
- Relish the vibrant culture and historic architecture of the distinctive neighborhoods of Buenos Aires
The wilderness meets the urban jungle on your 12-day Patagonia cruise and tour of Chile and Argentina. You arrive in Santiago, the capital of Chile. The city has a remarkable energy that embraces visitors and locals. Your private transfer meets you at the airport and takes you to the heart of the city to your luxury hotel, where you have the remainder of the day at your leisure. The next morning, your private transfer escorts you to the airport after breakfast for your flight to Punta Arenas, the southernmost Chilean city. Spend the remainder of the day exploring the avenues, coastline, and vibrant museums dedicated to the historic region.
The following day takes you northbound into the celebrated Torres del Paine National Park. On the way, your guide takes you to the Milodon Caves to explore the caverns, which houses remnants of extinct animals and ancient civilization. Continue out into the fabulous scenery of Torres del Paine National Park. Kayak down the rivers or hike up the mountains in search of the elusive Andean condor. Vacations in Patagonia aren't complete until you venture to the shores of Grey Lake to find the stunning Grey Glacier. Your private transfer escorts you to the port of Punta Arenas, where you board your luxury cruise.
The following day takes you on the Almirantazgo Sound and into Alberto do Agostini National Park. You can see glaciers hanging along the mountaintops and find a penguin colony on Tuckers Islet. Your cruise continues, traveling through Pia Fjord. You disembark the ship to explore the landscape and reach the edges of Pia Glacier before sailing through the remarkable Glacier Alley. The next adventure takes you through Nassau Bay and around the remarkable waters of Cape Horn National Park, where the Atlantic and Pacific meet. You can even find traces of the indigenous Yamana people inside the park.
You arrive in the world’s southernmost city of Ushuaia. Your private transfer takes you from the harbor to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires. Once there, your guide leads you on a magnificent tour of Buenos Aires’s neighborhoods, known as barrios, each one known for its unique character. You venture outside of the city to experience the cowboy life at a celebrated ranch, known as an estancia. On your final day, your private transfer meets you after breakfast. You make your way to the airport, but instead of heading home, you could always extend your time in South America and visit Iguazu Falls or Cusco.
$12,475 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.
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