Blend the luxuries of the cosmopolitan lifestyle with the seclusion of the beauty nestled into the edges of the world. The purity of the natural landscape shines in pristine glaciers and rugged mountains on your custom-tailored Patagonia tour for seniors. The expansive windswept plains of a private ranch lure you into relaxation. The quiet penguins dot the waves crashing against the shores of an isolated island. Snowcapped mountains create a breathtaking skyline, before being reflected by placid...
Before Reaching the Edge of the World
Buenos Aires is a city that exudes culture and energy. The beat of a good tango is never far away. The savory aroma of browning filo dough drifts out of cafes and bakeries. Locals sit at cafes and sip strong coffee as they watch people stroll along the cobblestone streets of the historical neighborhoods. Your private transfer meets you at the airport upon your arrival and escorts you to your luxurious hotel. The city is vivacious with a mixture of youthful ambiance and historic buildings, holding true to its name, the “Paris of South America.”
Teatro Colon is considered one of the premier opera houses in the world. The acoustics create an ethereal reverberation throughout the concert hall. The edifice was erected between the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The main entrance looks out to the widest avenue in the world, 9 de Julio Avenue. The interior has a horseshoe shaped auditorium that can seat nearly 2,500 people, along with standing room for 1,000 more concertgoers. The Lavish décor of the interior embodies the entire charm of Buenos Aires, a city filled with music, passion, and history.
Eclectic Neighborhoods of Buenos Aires
Discovering El Tigre
Nearing the Edge of the World
Peaks of the South
Magnificent Peaks and Lakes
Views from Inside the Park
Exploring the Peninsula
Up Close to the Glacier
Home on the Range
Into Torres del Paine
Split Glaciers and Stunning Waters
View of the Tower
Nearing the World’s Edge
Back from the World’s Edge
- Experience the fabulous culture of Buenos Aires, from its historic neighborhoods to the artistic streets filled with murals
- Hike through sensational scenery to the base camp of Mount Fitz Roy near the village of El Chalten
- Discover the splendor of the Perito Moreno Glacier’s purity, rising over the edges of Lago Argentino
- Explore the inspiring landscape of Torres del Paine National Park in Chile to find the remarkable granite towering peaks rising over an immaculate lake
- Witness the playful and natural habitat of Magellanic penguins on Magdalena Island in the Strait of Magellan
- Delight in a tranquil horseback ride on the private grounds of a traditional estancia for a panorama of the Patagonian landscape
- Visit the edges of Salto Grande to view the unhindered beauty of the powerful waterfall
- Enjoy luxurious accommodations that provide the unique experience of comfort and seclusion in the Patagonian wilds
Patagonia radiates purity and majesty across its treasured landscape. The glaciers and alpine lakes demand attention. The mountains remind visitors of the area’s distant remoteness. Your 16-day Patagonia tour for seniors is meant for adventurers and comfort seekers, nature lovers and seniors in search of a unique experience. The authentic cultures of Argentina and Chile blossom in the definitive charms of Patagonia. Arrive in Buenos Aires with the majesty of the distinct neighborhoods immediately welcoming you to the city. Your private transfer escorts you to your luxurious accommodations, where you can enjoy dinner and settle into the evening.
The following day, your guide leads you on a remarkable tour of Buenos Aires, allowing you to take in the vibrant culture of the city streets and character of the neighborhoods. In the evening, you delight in a wonderful tango show to accentuate the moves of the dance intertwined with Buenos Aires’s past. Next discover the small town of Tigre located on the Paraná Delta. Enjoy a cruise along the waters and a tour of the city’s lavish buildings. Fly south to El Calafate, and settle in the quiet village of El Chalten, with a view of the southern Andes on the horizon. The next day takes you into the stunning forests and alongside the Rio Blanco, as your guide leads you on a hike to the base camp at Mount Fitz Roy.
You have the option of venturing to the upper lakes of Laguna Sucia and Lago de los Tres if you prefer a more challenging hike. Travel to an Eco Lodge located on private land between two fantastic lakes. Your guide leads you on a full day trek, providing insight into the natural characteristics of the local flora and fauna around the private grounds. The following day, you discover the wonder of Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park. Traverse the viewing platforms and relish a cruise on Lago Argentino for a close-up view of the glacier. Continue onward to your accommodation located on a private estancia.
Take a day to enjoy your leisure and try the various activities the ranch has on offer, including a chance to take a sightseeing horseback ride across the plains and foothills. The next day, you venture on a scenic drive across Patagonia, taking you from the estancia in Argentina to Torres del Paine National Park in Chile. Follow your guide on a stunning full day hike to visit Grey Lake, where icebergs float on the water, followed by a visit to Pehoe Lake and the exceptional Salto Grande waterfall. The ensuing day takes you on a stunning hike across the national park to witness a panoramic view of the Tower Peaks.
Travel southward on a memorable drive to the town of Punta Arenas. On your subsequent day, you set out early to visit the Magellanic penguins on Magdalena Island before your private tour of the historical streets around Punta Arenas. Your final day has finally arrived in Punta Arenas. Your private transfer meets you at your hotel and escorts you to the airport for your flight home. You could always continue your exciting senior exploration of South America by venturing to Iguazu Falls or Easter Island.
$5,195 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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