10 Days Chile & Argentina Tour Package from South America Travel $6000/- (Posted on Jun 30 2011)

10 Days Chile & Argentina Tour Package from South America Travel $6000/-

PATAGONIA & TANGO
Santiago, Glaciers, Whales & Buenos Aires

10 days/ 9 nights – $6000/-

Travel from Santiago de Chile to the southern tip of South America: View Pinguins, Glaciers and Whales!

Finish your tour in the Paris of South America, Buenos Aires. Opt to extend to see the Iguassu Falls – larger than Niagara – in a lush green Argentinaian tropical setting.

Santiago de Chile

Santiago de Chile

Highlights:

  • Santiago de Chile
  • Glaciers and Penguins in Torres del Paine
  • Whales in Madryn
  • The Paris of South America, Buenos Aires

 

ITINERARY

Sunday – Santiago de Chile:
Arrive Santiago de Chile. Your SouthAmerica.travel Tour Guide welcomes you to the Chilean capital and escorts you to your downtown the Hotel Radisson ****. Depart from your hotel for a half day sightseeing of Santiago, the capital of Chile. See the civic centre, La Moneda Presidential Palace, the Plaza de Armas, the imposing Cathedral and the Main Post Office.

Continue to Ahumada and Huerfanos, the busiest commercial pedestrian streets in the city, and then, on to Santa Lucia Hill, the site of foundation of Santiago in 1541. Proceed to the bohemian district of Bellavista with its active nightlife and craft fairs, the residential districts of Vitacura, Las Condes and Providencia with its modern architecture and exclusive shopping malls. Tonight’s dinner gives you a taste of the city.

Monday – Santiago de Chile & Torres del Paine:
Transfer to Santiago’s city airport for your flight southwards. Pick up at Punta Arenas Apt and transfer to Torres del Paine. The bus departs from Punta Arenas airport at 4 pm arriving to the penguin Rookery at Seno Otay at 5.45 pm.

You will have some time to enjoy the view of these fascinating sea birds before going on towards Torres del Paine National Park. This singular place allows passengers to admire the charm of Maguellan penguins, which are a native species of Patagonia. Situated northward from Punta Arenas, it is a place protected from human intervention with limited paths to avoid stepping of the penguin nesting areas. Walking along these paths on the banks of Seno Otway, visitors will be able to watch these amazing and funny seabirds from a belvedere located on the beach.

The most interesting thing about visiting a penguin colony is to observe their behaviour. You will also have the chance to watch a large quantity of wild geese, ostriches and many other sea birds. Arrival at the Hosteria Tyndall Inn will be at about midnight. Dinner will be provided on the bus.

Tuesday – Torres del Paine:
…”Each corner of the National Park possesses special suprises for the visitors.” In this excursion we would like to give our guests the oportunity to visit some of the most overwhelming sights. Start your excursion at the Visitor Center, then to the view point called Cerro Condor, which offers an outstanding view of the Lake Pehoe area and Los Cuernos (‘The Horns’), interesting for the funny structure of the mountain summit. Spot some of the many Condor nests, and try to glimpse a few of them in their marvelous flight.

Then we will continue towards the great Salto Grande (‘Large Fall’), and on to the viewpoint of the Horns at Lake Nordenskjold. From there the trip will lead us to Laguna Amarga (‘Bitter Lagoon’) and up to the cascades of Rio Paine. The excursions will also take us to the inferior paths of Paine where many “guanacos” can be seen. The last view before returning to the inn, will be enjoyed from Lake Sarmiento, after a full day of images, landscapes, flora and fauna. Dinner tonight is on us!

Wednesday – Torres del Paine / El Calafate:
Departing from Torres del Paine at 6.30 am you will be reaching the frontier pass at Cerro Castillo at 9 am to connect with the bus to Calafate at 9.45 am.

Arrival in Calafate will be at about 1 pm. Afternoon at leisure to walk around in this small but nice village or to take an optional city tour around the village that will take you to Nymes Lagoon, an interesting place for bird watching. Dinner & accommodation at the Hosteria Sierra Nevada.

Thursday – El Calafate:
(From October to April daily departures at 07.30 AM. Aproximate arrival time: 06.30 PM) Depart from your hotel and drive to Puerto Banderas to board a cruise that will take you to Upsala and Onelli Glaciers.

Sail the Northern Arm of the Lake Argentino toward Upsala, the largest continental glacier in the Southern Hemisphere. Disembark at Onelli Bay for a walk through the lenga forest. Reach Onelli Lagoon where Bolado, Onelli and Agassiz Glaciers flow. (If icebergs prevent us from disembarking at Onelli Bay we will stop at Puesto de Vacas).

Friday – El Calafate/ Puerto Madryn:
Transfer today to the airport for your flight to Trelew airport. Transfer to the Hotel Peninsula. Dinner is at a restaurant just a short walk from the hotel.

Saturday – Puerto Madryn:
You will be introduced to the ecological world of Peninsula de Valdes located few kilometers away from Puerto Madryn. Cross the Ameghino Itshmus with a stop to watch the Birds Island through binoculars (the access to the island is restricted not to disturb the marine birds breeding).

Then on to Caleta Valdes, a cove where the last continental sea elephants rookery is located. We will continue our way toward Puerto Piramides the only village located on the Peninsula. After lunch take a walk up to the sea lions rookery or take optional sailing tours. From June to mid December you will be able to see the magnificent whale gathering for the mating and birthing season. We suggest you to take an optional boat ride for the whale watching.

Sunday – Puerto Madryn/ Buenos Aires:
Transfer to Trelew airport to board the flight to Buenos Aires.On the way, visit the Punta Tombo rookery, as well as Gaiman, the most traditional Welsh settlement in Patagonia. We will sightsee the brick buildings from the 19th Century, the chapel, the Welsh Museum and the the houses where we can enjoy a delicious Welsh Tea (optional).

We will also visit Trelew, the most active city in the Chubut River Valley, to pass by the major attractions: the old train station, the central square, the old chapel and Edigio Feruglio Paleontologic Museum. Finally we will go to Punta Tombo Fauna Reservation, where every year from September until April 500.000 Magellanic penguins meet for mating and birthing. You’ll have a great time watching the complex behavior of these swimming migratory birds. You’ll also witness other birds’ colonies such as cormorants, seagulls, etc. Arrive in Buenos Aires City airport and transfer to Hotel Abasto ***** located in the heart of the city.
El Calafate

El Calafate

El Calafate

Monday – Buenos Aires:
Half day sightseeing of Buenos Aires, one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. Your tour starts at the Congress Palace, the headquarter of the Legislative power. This imposing neo classic style building is located in one of the extremes of Avenida de Mayo.

On the other extreme stands the Government House, also known as the Pink House or Casa Rosada and the Plaza de Mayo Square, which can be considered the most important site in Argentine history, stage of major political activities and public demonstrations. Surrounding this square stands the Cabildo (the old town city hall) and the Cathedral.

Drive along 9 de Julio Avenue to see the Teatro Colon (Colon Theatre), the opera house whose perfect accoustic has made it famous all over the world. Then on to La Boca. This colourful district, settlement of Genoese sailors in the 19th century, inspired famous Argentine painters.

Walk along Caminito Street, where every weekend a paintings and crafts fair is held. Continue to San Telmo, the oldest neighbourhood in the city. It keeps its old architectural heritage: colonial houses, cobblestone streets and antiques shops. Every Sunday a flea market is held in its main square, the Plaza Dorrego.

San Telmo is also kwown for its nightlife since most tango night clubs are located here. Next we go to Palermo, a residential neighbourhood with elegant mansions surrounded with green spaces. On the way back to downtown Buenos Aires, view another residential neighborhood called Recoleta, where fashionable restaurants, coffee shops, nightclubs and boutiques are located. Visit the Recoleta Cemetery to see its valuable works of art and Evita’s tomb.The afternoon at leisure for shopping around. Then enjoy a farewell dinner and Tango Show.

Tuesday – Buenos Aires:
Enjoy a free day in the City of Tango. This evening, transfer from the hotel to the airport.

Including:

  • 10 Days / 9 Nights in 4 Star Hotels
  • 4 Dinners • 1 Lunch • All Breakfasts
  • 3 Internal Flights & All Transfers
  • English-speaking Guides

Hotels:

  • Hotel Radisson 4 Star
  • Hosteria Tyndall Inn
  • Hosteria Sierra Nevada
  • Hotel Abasto 5 Star

DATES & PRICES

Patagonia & Tango (P T G)
2011 (10 Days)

pp in Double/ Twin Single +Add’l Single Independent Traveler*
$6000
IN Rs.268632
$1000
IN Rs.44772
$8500
IN Rs.380562

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Posted by on Jun 30 2011. Filed under Argentina, Buenos Aires, Chile, El Calafate, Patagonia, Patagonia, Santiago, South America.

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