Lago Pehoe in Torres del Paine National Park, Chile.

Quintessential Chile and Argentina: A Seniors Patagonia Tour

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited

Argentina, Chile

Places Visited

Santiago (City), Puerto Natales, El Calafate, Bariloche...

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Suggested Duration

14 Days

From decadent chocolates to isolated granite towers and from icy blue glacial lakes to rugged glacial walls, this 14-day Patagonia tour for seniors immerses you in the marvels of the natural scenery and local culture. Discover the rewards of scaling steep slopes and delight in a balance between pristine wilderness and captivating traditions, from Santiago to Buenos Aires and from Torres del Paine to El Calafate.

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Trip Highlights

  • Search for wild guanacos and fascinating Andean condors when trekking to view the towering ice wall of Grey Glacier
  • Discover the grandeur of nature when witnessing the panoramic view of Mt. Paine’s pillars
  • Delight in a delicious chocolate tour in Bariloche, which is a northern Patagonian town with a vibrant European aesthetic and culture
  • Walk along the icy surface of the Perito Moreno Glacier and step on the undulating landscape with crevices, lakes, and hidden ice tunnels
  • Learn the encouraging rhythms and unique traditions of tango during a private lesson
  • Trek a portion of the W trail at the famous French Valley to majestic views and possible sightings of wildlife, such as guanacos and condors
  • Revel in a catamaran tour across Grey Lake when adventuring to the rugged ice wall of Grey Glacier
  • Experience the local culture of Santiago when visiting the neighborhoods of La Vega Central Market in La Chimba district

Detailed Description

Your active 14-day seniors tour of Patagonia allows you to embrace the marvels of the wilderness by taking you from Chile to Argentina. Your immersive excursions will be led by specialist guides and provide you with insight into the natural history of the region. You will also uncover the splendor of glaciers, soaring mountain peaks, and pristine lakes from Torres del Paine National Park to the emerald forest within Nahuel Huapi National Park. You will set your own pace and enjoy the beauty with rewarding hikes, wildlife expeditions, and cultural excursions.

Your senior adventure of Patagonia will begin with your arrival in Santiago, Chile. Your private transfer will meet you at the airport and escort you to the heart of the city. You will have a private tour of Santiago with a guide that will help you uncover the distinctive culture of each neighborhood. You will travel to Punta Arenas before having an immersive exploration of Torres del Paine National Park. During your time within the park, you will have a series of guided treks that will offer you different perspectives of the landscape and wildlife. You will then visit the French Valley for views of a hanging glacier and to witness the shimmering water of Lake Nordenskjold.

You will then return to Punta Arenas by private transfer for a flight to El Calafate, Argentina. Here, you will spend two nights. Your distinctive tours of Patagonia will include images of lounging flamingos in Lake Argentino and walking along platforms that feature the ice walls of Perito Moreno Glacier. You will continue to the town of Bariloche, which is considered to be the chocolate capital of Argentina. You can settle into the beauty of the Alpine town with a delicious chocolate tour. During your time here, you will also have a guided tour that will lead you to the heart of Nahuel Huapi National Park. Once in Buenos Aires, you will have two nights to embrace the cosmopolitan atmosphere of Argentina’s capital city. A tango lesson will teach you the passion of the dance’s infamous movements, and a city tour will reveal the connection to European aesthetics and South American spirit.

Starting Price

$3,495 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

The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.

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