National Geographic Journeys: Explore Chile & Argentina (SCZNG)
Countries Visited: Argentina, Chile All the adventure you want, with a softer landing Handpicked, character-rich accommodations with upgraded amenities services Upgraded and private transport, including flights to maximize time More included meals, activities and transfers
Trip Style: Information Not available
Service Level: Upgraded
Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
Group Size: Max 16, Avg 10.
Meals Included: 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Take a week to sip the best wines in the world, Rest and relax in Chiles beautiful Lake District, Discover the "Cruce de Lagos" on a scenic ferry cruise, Dance the tango in Buenos Aires
From the tranquil wineries of the Maipo Valley and the green landscapes of northern Patagonia to the steamy tango joints of Buenos Aires, this nine-day adventure offers a window into the diversity of South America. Hike through Chiles Lake District, take one of the world's most scenic ferry cruises, and sample the regions outstanding wines - included flights mean we can cover a lot of ground. Find a great adventure in the extreme south.
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|Day 1||Santiago||Day 1 Santiago|
Arrival day, no activities planned. The day is free to spend at your leisure exploring the city until our welcome meeting this evening. Santiago is Chile's largest city and capital, with internationally recognized vineyards and Andean ski resorts very close by. Possible day trips include a trip to Valparaiso and ViNa del Mar, Chile's premier beach resort, and to Isla Negra, Pablo Neruda's seaside home. Additional Notes: Should you want more time to explore Santiago and do optional day trips, we highly recommend you book additional pre-nights. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting Transport: Private Vehicle
|Day 2||Santiago||Day 2 Santiago (1B)|
Head out on an excursion to the Maipo Valley area for an in-depth look at the region that produces such fine quality wines. Chilean wine is top-notch, with only France and Italy selling more wine worldwide. Included Activities: Chilean Wine Experience Transport: Private Vehicle
|Day 3||Puerto Varas||Day 3 Santiago/Puerto Varas (1B, 1L)|
There are few areas in the world that can match the Chilean Lake District for scenic grandeur. Enjoy picture perfect views from snow-capped mountains to deep-blue and emerald lakes, smoking volcanoes, forests, and glaciers. Included Activities: Chilean Cultural Tour and Local Lunch Transport: Plane (1.50-2.00 hours, 996km) Private Vehicle
|Day 4||Puerto Varas||Day 4 Puerto Varas (1B)|
Today is free to explore on your own. Opt to take an excursion to ChiloE Island.
|Day 5||San Carlos de Bariloche||Day 5 Puerto Varas/San Carlos de Bariloche (1B)|
Travel by bus and ferry to Bariloche, Argentina. Visit the Petrohue Falls, then enjoy the sights from the "Cruce de los Lagos", considered one of the most scenic cruises in the world. Additional Notes: The approximate journey time today is between 10 and 11 hours. This journey is by comfortable bus and a scenic ferry that crosses the Chilean/Argentine border. Travel time can change based on the time of year and weather conditions. During certain times of the year, the ferry cannot be used, which means we will travel overland by bus. Included Activities: PetrohuE Falls Visit Cruce de los Lagos Cruise Border Crossing (Chile - Argentina)
|Day 6||San Carlos de Bariloche||Day 6 San Carlos de Bariloche (1B)|
Bariloche in many ways resembles the alpine resorts of Europe. Sample a beef parrillada, or a variety of fresh salmon or lake trout, then take a day hike around Cerro Catedral or enjoy some shopping. It's also important to know that Bariloche is famous for its quality and quantity of chocolate!
|Day 7||Buenos Aires||Day 7 San Carlos de Bariloche/Buenos Aires (1B, 1D)|
Fly north to the buzzing metropolis that is Buenos Aires. Known as the "Paris of the Americas," Buenos Aires is a vibrant city full of life. Included Activities: Local Tango Lesson Transport: Plane (1.50 hour(s), 1640km)
|Day 8||Buenos Aires||Day 8 Buenos Aires (1B)|
Enjoy a city tour of the "Paris of the Americas," visiting key sights and neighbourhoods including Plaza de Mayo, La Boca and the famed Recoleta Cemetery. When you are done exploring, rest your weary feet and enjoy a drink in one of the many sidewalk cafes and restaurants. Included Activities: Buenos Aires Guided City Tour
|Day 9||Buenos Aires||Day 9 Buenos Aires (1B)|
Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.
Please Note: Aerolineas Argentinas allows 1 piece of luggage that weighs up to 15kg on internal flights. For every extra kilo the airline will charge $10 per kg at the time of check-in.
Dossier Disclaimer:The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary.
VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.
Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.