Argentina & Chile
DAY 01 - Welcome to Argentina! Morning arrival at Ezeiza Ministro Pistarini Airport, Buenos Aires, meet and greet, transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to rest; relax and acclimate to your new surroundings. Overnight at Selected Hotel.
DAY 02 - Breakfast at the hotel. Morning Buenos Aires City Tour &. Tango Show w/dinner. Overnight at Selected Hotel. Traditional city tour that will allow us to get an idea about the historical, architectonic, and demographic characteristics of the cosmopolitan City of Buenos Aires. We will see, among other points of interest: Plaza de Mayo (The May Square), Casa Rosada (the Presidential Palace), the Cathedral of Buenos Aires, 9 de Julio Avenue (the widest avenue in the world), Teatro Colón (The Buenos Aires Opera House), Obelisco, La Boca neighborhood with its traditional Caminito Street, San Martin Square, The Recoleta Cemetery and the wide Palermo Park Afternoon at Leisure.
A tango show in Buenos Aires is a must-do while you're visiting the capital city of Argentina. Tango provides insight into the Argentine cultural personality; its passion, sensuality, and reverence for history. Tango shows in Buenos Aires seem like they're taking place on every corner, but you're in good hands with this particular Buenos Aires tango show.
The venue has been called 'living evidence of civic memory' and transports you back to the height of the tango era in the early 20th century. Relax and let the culture and beauty of the tango wash over you. Live musicians sing and play instruments like the violin, bass, accordion, and piano while some of Buenos Aires' most skilled tango dancers take to the floor. Many lifelong tango fans have been made at tango shows. Buenos Aires is the cultural center of this seductive dance, and many first-time tourists eventually return again and again to see the shows and dance the tango themselves.
DAY 03 - Get up early this morning and enjoy breakfast. Head to the Airport to board your flight to Iguazu one of the 7 Natural World Wonder, with more than 250 waterfalls in the middle of the Parana jungle, 17 kilometers from the heart of the Iguazu River. Afternoon at Leisure. Overnight at Selected Hotel.
DAY 04 - Breakfast at the hotel. Iguazu Falls from the Argentine Side & Great Adventure. Overnight at Selected Hotel.
We will pick you up at your accommodation to go to the park near Iguazu. In this place, you will make the Iguazu Falls Argentina + Great Adventure tour that starts with you walking by the park to board the train of the jungle to the Garganta Station. In that place, you will start the Garganta del Diablo Circuit of 2 and a half hours by the walkways to the point where you will have a complete panoramic view of the falls.
You will make a stop with time for lunch and then we will meet at a previously agreed meeting point to start the Great Adventure, a 5-km tour by 4x4 pickup trucks in the Yacaratiá and Puerto Macuco trails of the Misionera Jungle. You will go deep into the local jungle landscape to reach the pier where you will use a life vest and board a Zodiac boat to go for 6 km through the Iguazu Canyon, in which you will pass by some rapids. While going, you will get closer to the Brazilian and Argentine falls, and you will be able to identify the sound produced by the waterfalls. After getting closer to the San Martin Fall and experiencing the feeling of the water, you will arrive at the Inferior Circuit in the middle of the falls. You will have a 2-hour tour and then you will return to your accommodation to end the activity.
DAY 05 - Breakfast. Iguassu Brazil Falls from the Argentinean Side & Itaipu Dam. Overnight at Selected Hotel Explore the Brazilian side of the great Iguassu Falls, one of the most beautiful ecological reserves of the planet, with amazing views of the 275 waterfalls. From these viewpoints, we will appreciate from different angles the majesty of the falling waters and the surrounding landscape. A huge balcony to appreciate them in all their splendor. Then, we will have lunch in Foz do Iguazú. (Not included) We will continue to visit Itaipu Dam, one of the most important hydroelectric dams in the world, also called “The engineering giant”. It has been declared one of the seven wonders of the modern world by the American Association of Civil Engineering. The balcony from which you can appreciate the drain where more than 62.000 cubic meters a second flows and the main viewpoint will give you an idea of its magnificence, which is about eight thousand meters wide and one hundred ninety-six meters high. You will have the opportunity to visit the eco-museum and it”s Biological Shelter.
DAY 06 - Breakfast. Get up early this morning and enjoy breakfast. Head to the Airport to board your flight to El Calafate, the gateway to The Glaciers National Park. Upon arrival, you'll be greeted by your experienced guide who knows all about this cozy little Patagonian village huddled on the shore of Lake Argentino. Overnight at Selected Hotel.
DAY 07 - Breakfast. FD Tour to Perito Moreno Glacier & Navigation. Overnight at Selected Hotel. (Entrance to the park $25 not included).
Argentina isn't short on natural beauty, but today's tour is irrefutably stunning: the Perito Moreno Glacier. You'll have very little inclination to argue with UNESCO's decision to dub this a World Natural Heritage Site in 1981. Arriving at the park, you will board a boat to approach the south walls of the magnificent glacier. Back at the port, your vehicle will take you to the Glaciers' balconies where you'll get to spend 4 or so hours walking along the various pathways to admire it from different angles. Gorgeously framed by dramatic mountains, lakes, and forests, the Perito Moreno Glacier is one of the most spectacular sights. It owes its fame to its continuous movement, which produces a cyclical phenomenon of advanced and backward motion, causing awe-inspiring periods of ice toppling. You won't believe your eyes, so make sure you take plenty of photos!
DAY 08 - After breakfast. Transfer to the airport. Flight Calafate/Bariloche. Transfer to hotel. Overnight at Selected Hotel.
DAY 09 - Breakfast. H/D Small Circuit Tour (Aerial Tram to Monte Campanario not included). Overnight at Selected Hotel.
The trip starts from Bariloche along Av. Bustillo bordering Lake Nahuel Huapi. At the height of km. 8 is Playa Bonita, appreciating from there Huemul Island, 10 km. Further on, after crossing different landscapes, you reach the foot of Cerro Campanario. From the base, there is a chairlift that ascends its visitors to 1500 m.a.s.l. At the top, there is a confectionery and on it, a terrace rises that allows you to admire one of the most complete and beautiful views of all the surroundings: Lakes Nahuel Huapi and Perito Moreno. El Trebol Lagoon. Llao Llao and San Pedro Peninsulas, Victoria Island. Cerros Otto, López, Goye and Catedral and the city of San Carlos de Bariloche. Returning then to the tour, you enter the Villa de Llao Llao, where you will find the San Eduardo Chapel, a jewel of regional architecture, and the magnificent Llao Llao Hotel, a true symbol of the place and the work of the great architect Alejandro Bustillo, which was inaugurated in the year 1939.
On the lake, you can see the important and picturesque Puerto Pañuelo. After bordering Escondido Lake, the road passes over the bridge of the Angostura stream, the union of the Moreno Lakes with the Nahuel Huapi. Passing through Bahía López, at the foot of the homonymous hill, we arrive at Punto Panoramico at km. 40 to 945 m.a.s.l. where you can appreciate the majesty of the landscape that constitutes Lake Moreno and the Llao Llao peninsula. Bordering Moreno Lake, you reach the bridge that allows you to cross this lake and then go along the shore of the El Trébol lagoon at km. 45 connect with the initial route and return to Bariloche.
DAY 10 - Breakfast. Transfer to the dock. Full day , Andean Lake Crossing from Bariloche, Argentina to Puerto Varas, Chile. Transfer to hotel. Overnight at Selected Hotel.
The full-day journey begins with pickup at your Bariloche hotel in a comfortable, climate-controlled bus. Drive along the shores of Nahuel Huapi Lake, passing Swiss-inspired architecture and vibrant gardens on the way to Puerto Pañuelo. Here, climb aboard a well-equipped catamaran and sail across the Nahuel Huapi toward Puerto Blest. During the 1-hour voyage, take in the spectacular surrounding scenery of mountains and wild green forests.
After arrival at Puerto Blest, ride in a waiting bus along the Frias River to Puerto Alegre, where you‟ll board the „City of Faith‟ vessel. Keep your camera handy for views of Tronador Hill during the 20-minute cruise across the deep emerald waters of Frias Lake. Leave Puerto Frias by bus, crossing the Argentinian border into Chile and catching views of Andean glaciers and the thick foliage of Pérez Rosales National Park en route to Puella. Here, take a 1- hour break for lunch (own expense) before boarding your third and final cruise, across Todos Los Santos Lake. This time, you'll be treated to panoramic views of Puntiagudo Hill and the snow-capped Osorno and Tronador Volcanoes.
When you reach Petrohue, take another bus to the nearby Petrohue Waterfalls (admission not included), where you can admire green cascades shooting over volcanic rock and appreciate views of Calbuco and Llanquihue Lake. Reach your final destination, Puerto Varas, between 6:30 and 8 pm (depending on the season). The incredible 11-hour journey concludes with drop-off at your Puerto Varas hotel or the city center.
DAY 11 - Breakfast. Morning City Tour of Puerto Varas & Puerto Montt. Transfer to the airport. Flight Puerto Varas/Santiago Transfer to Selected Hotel.
Puerto Montt. This city is the capital of the region and its location distinguishes it as a strategic link with the southernmost tip of the country. It is located in front of Reloncaví and features a protected bay on its western side due to Tenglo island, and has its international airport, El Tepual, and seaport. In the Plaza de Armas of Puerto Montt, you‟ll visit the Cathedral and the German Settlers Monument. From the Manuel Montt viewpoint, you‟'ll be able to appreciate a spectacular panoramic view of the city, including the impressive geography that places it on the coastal edge. Afterward you‟ll visit the picturesque cove of Angelmó, the market, the typical chefs, and the craft fair; where you can find a wide variety of typical products of the area. The trip continues on the way to Puerto Varas, a lakeside town and spa located on the west shore of Lake Llanquihue, and characterized by the beauty of its landscapes and the German traditions of its founders. The route along the coast that borders part of Lake Llanquihue, offers an impressive view of the Osorno and Calbuco volcanoes. After visiting the Plaza de Armas, the Old Quarter, and the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, a replica of a Black Forest Church in Germany, you‟ll make your way back to the hotel.
DAY 12 - Breakfast. Morning HD Santiago City Tour, Chile. Overnight at Selected Hotel.
DAY 13 - Breakfast. Full day Tour Valparaiso & Veramonte. Overnight at Selected Hotel.
Duration: 8 hours approx. Availability: All year long Private option: Daily. Notes: Museums are closed on Mondays and holidays. Description: Depart in the morning towards the coast, on the way you will cross the famous valley of Casablanca, a sector known for its vineyards where there is the possibility of stopping to enjoy a tasting in one of the vineyards.
Afterward, it is time to visit the picturesque town of Valparaíso. This, founded in the sixteenth century, marks a perfect contrast to the previous panorama as it replaces all the modern and beach spirit of Viña with a much more popular and handcrafted facet. This port, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2003, offers unique and fascinating architecture: The city is located next to several hills, which can be accessed through narrow streets, long stairs, and various elevators, built between the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th. The hills are covered in houses that have been painted in different colors and that form an irresistible landscape for lovers of photography and heritage neighborhoods. There is also the possibility to visit the Pablo Neruda Museum House, located on Florida Hill, a former home of the famous Chilean poet –diplomat, and politician who won the 1971 Nobel Prize in Literature.
Notes: Museums are closed on Mondays and holidays.
Service Includes: Private Transport with Tour Guide, Museum Ticket, Valparaiso Funicular, and wine-tasting
DAY 14 - Breakfast. At a convenient time transfer to the International Airport to connect with your international flight.
- Land transfers within Buenos Aires
- 2 Nights in Buenos Aires
- Buenos Aires City Tour
- Tango Show & Dinner
- Transfer to the local airport
- Transfer in/out Iguazu
- 3 Nights in Iguazu
- Iguazu Argentina Falls
- Great Adventure Tour
- Iguassu Brazil Falls
- Itaipu Dam
- Transfer in/out Calafate
- 2 Nights in Calafate
- Perito Moreno Glacier & Navigation Tour
- Transfer in/out Bariloche
- 2 Nights in Bariloche
- Small Circuit Tour
- Andean Lake Crossing Bariloche to Puerto Varas, Chile
- 1 Night in Puerto Varas
- Puerto Varas & Puerto Montt City Tours
- Transfers in/out of Santiago, Chile
- 3 Nights in Santiago
- Santiago City Tour
- Full Day Tour Valparaiso & Veramonte Winery.
- All breakfasts
- All tours with English speaking guide
- Flights Buenos Aires-Iguazu-Calafate-Bariloche-Puerto Varas-Santiago (Subject to change anytime)