A Patagonian adventure with channel cruises, glacier visits and luxury national-park campsites
- Link Patagonia’s highlights on an all-inclusive exploratory cruise
- Stay in all-inclusive luxury in a Torres del Paine tented camp
- Take in the giant monoliths of Glaciers National Park
- Sip fine wines at a tango show and dinner at Buenos Aires’ Faena Hotel
- Indulge with included gourmet dining, open bars and transfers
- 3 Nights Buenos Aires
- 1 Night Ushuaia
- 4 Nights Australis Cruises
- 3 Nights Torres del Paine National Park
- 2 Nights El Calafate
- 1 Night Buenos Aires
Activity adventure | Expedition cruise | History & culture | Wildlife
Taking in Patagonian’s highlights both Chilean and Argentinian, you’ll centre on an all-inclusive cruise that apes Darwin in weaving past creaking icebergs to reach penguin islands and condor peaks. Then, an all-inclusive stay in South America’s first luxury tented camp will see you uncover the geological drama of Torres del Paine on a range of included excursions before a private tour showcases the colossi of the Glaciers National Park. But, you won’t be without your luxuries, with included gourmet dining, private transfers, open bars and tours of Buenos Aires.
Day by day itinerary
Begin your trip in style with complimentary airport lounge access before your overnight flight to Argentina.
After touching down, a private transfer will bring you to your centrally located boutique hotel. You’ll then enjoy a private city tour. There’s artsy La Boca with its brightly painted houses and the pretty colonial architecture of San Telmo before you reach Recoleta’s grand cathedrals and cemeteries. End with the city’s bohemian markets and the Buenos Aires Design Centre before enjoying a day at leisure and a cabaret show at Faena Hotel. You’ll witness Argentine tango at its best, accompanied by a live orchestra, dinner and a selection of local wines.
Stay: CasaSur Recoleta, Buenos Aires (Superior)
On day five, you’ll bookend your flight down to Ushuaia with private transfers, arriving in Patagonia’s remote south to spectacular mountain views from your architect-designed accommodation. Here, contemporary rooms, fine-dining restaurants and infinity hot tubs look out to the alpine meadows and jagged peaks that frame the Beagle Channel. You might also want to take advantage of this adventure sports hub; there’s everything from skiing and hiking to sailing and even scuba diving. Or, head out of town on a narrow-gauge, steam railway trip through the surrounding mountains.
Stay: Los Cauquenes (Deluxe)
You’ll board your adventure cruise to a cocktail reception, settling in to enjoy all-inclusive gourmet meals and an open bar – a true contrast to your wild route. You’ll weave through narrow channels, passing great calving icebergs to reach Cape Horn, the very southern tip of the continent. Along the way, you’ll stop for end-of-the-world lighthouses, ancient indigenous settlements, historic radio stations and hikes into wooded mountains. A visit to a cold rainforest and a Zodiac landing at the base of a colossal glacier are particular highlights. It’s all brought to life by expert guides, onboard lectures and the presence of everything from whales and dolphins to condors and penguins.
Stay: MV Stella Australis (Superior)
Meals: B L D
Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
This morning, you’ll visit either Magdalena or Marta island, the remote home of a penguin and sea lion colony respectively. You’ll then arrive into Punta Arenas where a private transfer – perhaps stopping at a penguin colony on the way – will bring you to your luxury yurt accommodation in Torres del Paine National Park. Over the next three days, you’ll enjoy a full range of included excursions, from hikes to the park’s hidden waterfalls, famed glaciers and 2km-high granite pillars to kayaking, fishing and drives to picturesque lake beaches. Each day, you’ll return to private-terrace views over lakes and mountains along with all-inclusive gourmet dining and open-bar indulgences.
Stay: Patagonia Camp, Nr Torres del Paine National Park (Superior)
Meals: B L D
Your next included transfer will see you to El Calafate, the small-town gateway to the magnificent Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. Here, you’ll stay in a spa-furnished retreat, complete with views of Andean peaks and Lago Argentino’s great shimmer. The next day, on a private tour, you’ll visit its most impressive sight – the monumental, 96-square-mile Perito Moreno Glacier. A scenic drive past skittish deer and elusive puma will bring you right up to its 230-foot high face where you can watch as house-sized chunks crack off naturally formed ice bridges.
Stay: Esplendor, El Calafate (Superior)
Your flight to Buenos Aires, again sandwiched by private transfers, will see you back to the CasaSur Recoleta Hotel for a final night. It’s the opportunity to sample a last Argentine barbecue or perhaps book onto a wine tour to taste your way through the country’s finest varietals. There’s also some time to relax in Parisian sidewalk cafés and the city’s green parks. It’s no wonder that Buenos Aires has inspired so much art, showcased in street murals and world-class galleries alike.
Stay: CasaSur Recoleta, Buenos Aires (Superior)
Depart Buenos Aires
A final private transfer will see you to the airport for your overnight flight back to the UK.
Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.
Patagonia cruise discount, valid for travel period Sep-Dec19: Save up to £405 pp.
Book by: 31 July 2019
from £7,225 pp. incl. flights
from £7,810 pp. incl. flights
- Complimentary UK airport lounge access
- Return flights from London to Buenos Aires
- Domestic flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia and El Calafate to Buenos Aires
- Private transfers in Buenos Aires and El Calafate
- 6 nights accommodation in 4* (Superior) hotels and 1 night accommodation in a 5* (Deluxe) hotel on a B&B basis
- 3 nights accommodation in a 4* (Superior) camp on a full-board basis, including local spirits and drinks
- 3 nights accommodation aboard Stella Australis on a full-board basis
- Private touring in Buenos Aires and El Calafate
- Shared excursions in Torres del Paine National Park and whilst on cruise
Terms & Conditions
Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.
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