Perito Moreno Glacier, Ice Bridge in Patagonia, Argentina

South America Tour for Active Travelers

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Countries Visited

Argentina, Chile

Places Visited

Santiago, Puerto Natales, Torres del Paine, Buenos Aires...

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Suggested Duration

12 Days

Argentina and Chile offer the pleasures of a luxurious odyssey, combining comfort from the streets of cosmopolitan cities with the adventure of the mountaintops towering over the Patagonian steppe. Horses gallop across the landscape on traditional private estancias and glaciers soar above the bordering waterways. Vineyards glow emerald against the backdrop of the Andes Mountains and tango dancers stare passionately into each other’s eyes. Indulge in opulent accommodations and lavish landscapes,...

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Trip Highlights

  • Witness calving glaciers and jagged ice fields up close in the captivating scenery of Glaciers National Park in Argentina
  • Sip delicious wines and indulge in the gorgeous atmosphere of Maipo Valley, outside of Santiago, Chile
  • Delight in the unique culture of Buenos Aires embodied in the various neighborhoods creating the city’s enchanting ambiance and historic impression
  • Visit a traditional Argentine estancia for insight into life on a Patagonia ranch, including a private sheep sheering demonstration
  • Traverse the cosmopolitan streets of Santiago to view the bustling central markets and historic squares leading to the Pre-Colombian Art Museum
  • Wander along the walkways overlooking Perito Moreno Glacier for a remarkable view of the incredible girth and height of glacial wall
  • Sip a fresh drink within arm’s reach of Serrano Glacier where you can touch the icy surface
  • Relish the passion of tango while learning the steps to Argentina’s famous dance during a private lesson
  • Travel into the tunnels beneath the city to view the original European settlements set beneath a 19th century mansion 

Detailed Description

The luxuries of the world offer a lifetime of adventure embodied in your 12-day journey from Santiago to Buenos Aires, by way of Patagonia. The splendors of the landscape match your lavish accommodation, making for endless discoveries and breathtaking memories. The thrills begin with your arrival in Santiago, Chile. Your private transfer meets you at the airport and escorts you to a stunning hotel overlooking the prestigious streets of an historic neighborhood. On day two your private guide leads you on a fabulous introductory tour of the city, taking in the charming square, stunning architecture, and artwork of Pre-Colombian peoples inside the art museum. In the afternoon, you travel into the Maipo Valley to tour a selection of vineyards and sample the world-class wines produced in the region before returning to Santiago for the evening.

Next, you have a private transfer to the airport for your flight south to Punta Arenas, located on the shores of the Strait of Magellan. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to stroll the streets of the portside city. The next day takes you around the historic plazas and monuments of Punta Arenas, along with the first Spanish settlement in Chilean Patagonia before making a scenic drive to Puerto Natales, home to the Nao Victoria’s Museum. Afterward, you travel by boat to take in the scenery surrounding the immaculate waterway. Keep an eye out for sea life and condors en route to view Balmaceda Glacier. Upon mooring at Puerto Toro, you follow the trail to reach Serrano Glacier, where you can physically touch the ice wall before returning to Puerto Natales.

The following day, you travel into the majestic reaches of Torres del Paine National Park to follow the trails to Grey Lake, offering stunning views of Grey Glacier and grazing wild animals. Your private transfer meets you at the hotel and escorts you across the border into Argentina. Stop at a traditional estancia to learn about the history of ranchers in Argentina. Witness a sheep sheering demonstration and wander the grounds within arm’s reach of horses before reaching the charming town of El Calafate.

You have a day tour to witness the gorgeous expanse of Perito Moreno Glacier. Walk along the catwalks to enjoy the various perspectives and return to town to relax in comfort with the remainder of the day at your leisure. Then, you board a boat for a full day excursion on the waters of Lake Argentino, embarking on a scenic tour of Barrier Iceberg and Upsala Glacier. You venture to the airport the next day to fly to Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina and considered the “Paris of South America.” After settling into the luxuries of your hotel, the remainder of the day is yours to embrace the welcoming culture of the city.

Your guide takes you on a private tour of the diverse and distinctive neighborhoods of Buenos Aires, showcasing history, art, architecture, and culture. Partake in a private tango-dancing lesson in the afternoon to learn about the passionate rhythm coursing through the city. On the final day, your private transfer meets you at the hotel and escorts you to the airport when you are ready. You can always extend your stay in South America, continuing your thrilling adventure and welcoming luxuries by visiting Rio de Janeiro in Brazil or Quito in Ecuador.  

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.

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  • Some or all activities and tours
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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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