Patagonia is a natural wonderland adorned with glaciers, accentuated with snowcapped mountains, and detailed with alluring fjords. The currents shift around Cape Horn. Penguins waddle along secluded island shores. Dolphins arc out of the water, playing in the wake of your luxurious cruise ship as you sail the channels. Pillared peaks create a skyline, the likes of which you have never seen. The countless cultures of Buenos Aires’ independent neighborhoods captivate you. Your custom tailored Patagonia...
Buenos Aires – Introduction to Argentina
Buenos Aires is the heart and soul of Argentina, encompassing the passion of South America and emanating the beauty of a historic European city. Each of the 47 barrios that make up Buenos Aires has a distinct culture, filling the city with cosmopolitan thrills and captivating vibrancy. Your private transfer greets you at Ministro Pistarini International Airport upon your arrival and escorts you to the charming neighborhood of Recoleta. The Neoclassical façade of the Metropolitan Cathedral faces the historic Plaza de Mayo. The Spanish established the first church in the city in the 16th century.
The cathedral’s interior contains Neo-Baroque and Neo-Renaissance altarpieces and statues, including a one of a kind 19th-century organ that has 3,500 pipes. After you settle into the comforts and beauty of your hotel, your guide escorts you to dinner. Tables line the gallery and balcony, overtaking the grounds of the former theater with more than 100 years of history. Each seat offers guests a perfect view of the stage. Ginormous velvet curtains open to reveal a couple ready to tell the story of the evolution of tango. The music begins. The aroma of Argentinian steak fills the room. The band eases you into the storyline, and the dancers’ fluid motions tell the perfect tale.
Buenos Aires – Footsteps of the Capital
Fjord Cruise – Edges of Tierra del Fuego
Fjord Cruise – Tip of the Continent
Fjord Cruise – A Closer Look at the Landscape
Fjord Cruise – Morning on the Colony
Torres del Paine – To the Mountain Base
Torres del Paine – Splendors of Paine
Torres del Paine – Touching the Ice
Santiago – Marvelous Seclusion to Urban Radiance
Santiago – Culture of the Capital
Santiago – Departure
- Delight in an up-close view of a penguin colony on the secluded shores of Magdalena Island
- Witness the milky blue hues and undulating icy peaks of Aguila Glacier
- Trek to explore the marvelous ice wall of Grey Glacier that towers over the surface of Grey Lake
- Explore the breathtaking landscape of Torres del Paine National Park at your preferred pace, horseback riding or hiking along the Patagonian Steppe
- Enjoy a luxurious cruise along the channels and bays of Patagonia, offering exceptional views of the mountainous coastline and passing glaciers
- Immerse yourself in the vibrant cultures of Buenos Aires and Santiago, each capital emanating the unique qualities of their city and their countries
- Visit the powerful monument at the ends of the South American continent located in Cape Horn National Park
- Enjoy the ineffable experience of watching two oceans collide
- Encounter unique wildlife in the mountains, plains, and fjords of Patagonia, including guanacos, rheas, and elephant seals
Patagonia is home to mythical landscapes and unbelievable wildlife. The cities of Buenos Aires and Santiago emanate South American passion and European lifestyle. Mountains are ever-present. Oceans collide. Experience the best of urban life and natural wonders on your 12-day Patagonia tour to Argentina and Chile. The journey begins with your arrival in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The city is abundant with tradition and bustling with life. Your private transfer guides you into the city, where you enjoy an immersive evening at a tango and dinner show.
The following morning, your guide meets you at the hotel and leads you through the stunning neighborhoods of the city on a walking tour. Fly south to the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia. Visit the protected lands of Tierra del Fuego National Park before boarding a luxurious cruise ship, weighing anchor in the evening to sail along the Patagonian waterways. You then travel around legendary Cape Horn, exploring the grounds of Cape Horn National Park, and hiking along the trails of Wulaia Bay. The next day takes you into the Agostini Sound via the Magdalena Channel. Disembark the ship to visit the sensational ice wall of Aguila Glacier.
When the ship departs, you have an exceptional view of glaciers spreading across the landscape. Begin the following morning with a visit to Magdalena Island, to see the thriving penguin colony. Once in Punta Arenas, you disembark the ship and settle in the Chilean city. Your private transfer escorts you north into the treasured Torres del Paine National Park. The next couple days are yours to explore the splendor of the Paine Massif, azure lakes, and glistening glaciers as you please, allowing you to undertake the finest Patagonia tours from Chile. You could even trot across the plain on horseback.
Next, you return to Punta Arenas for your flight to Santiago, Chile. Your guide leads you on a fabulous tour to immerse yourself in the city’s history and vibrant culture, from Pablo Neruda to 17th-century buildings. On your final day, your private transfer meets you at the hotel and escorts you to the airport for your flight home. You could always extend your stay in Chile to visit the most secluded island in the world, Easter Island.
$2,995 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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