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Patagonia Adventures I & II
Argentina & Chile
with the Chilean Lakes Crossing, Lake Argentina & Paine National Park

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Itinerary I: Daily Departures
18 Days from $5160Towers of Paine, Paine National Park, Chile

Itinerary II: Daily Departures
16 Days from $5000

Itinerary I:
• 2 Nights Santiago, Chile
• 1 Night Puerto Varas, Chile
• 2 Nights Chilean Lakes Region–Breathtaking scenery & quaint fishing villages
• 2 Nights Bariloche–One of the most scenic spots in the world
• 3 Nights Buenos Aires–Sophisticated and chic
• 3 Nights Lake Argentina–Windswept forests and glaciers
• 2 Nights Paine National Park–Magnificent "Towers of Paine"


Itinerary II:
• 3 Nights Buenos Aires–Sophisticated and chic
• 2 Nights Bariloche–One of the most scenic spots in the world
• 2 Nights Chilean Lakes Region–Breathtaking scenery & quaint fishing villages
• 1 Night Puerto Montt/Punta Arenas–Gateway to Paine National Park
• 2 Nights Paine National Park–Magnificent "Towers of Paine"
• 3 Nights Lake Argentina–Windswept forests and glaciers

EcoAdventures' Patagonia Adventure Itinerary I Map
Patagonia Adventure I

Itinerary I
- 18 Days

Day 1: Depart Home City
Day 2: Arrive in Santiago
Morning flight arrival in Santiago and transfer to your selected hotel. You will have the morning to rest and refresh before an afternoon city tour via motorcoach. Enjoy visits to Santa Lucia Hill and San Cristobal Hill before stopping at Bellavista, Santiago’s Bohemian district, replete with art galleries, restaurants and theaters.
Day 3: Leisure Day in Santiago (B)
Day 4: Santiago to Puerto Montt (Puerto Varas) Fishing boats, Puerto Montt Fly south to the gateway to Chile’s Lake District, Puerto Montt, on the Relancavi Estuary. There, you will be met for a tour of the quaint fishing village of Angelmo with its open-air crafts market. Continue on to her sister city, Puerto Varas, on the shores of Lake Llanquihue, and overnight in your choice of hotel. (B)
Day 5: Two-Day Lakes Crossing (available all year) Begin this overland journey through pine forests, past tranquil farms, and over broad lakes to Argentina. Bus past Lake Llanquihue to Petrohue and board a boat crossing Lake Todos Los Santos to Peulla for an overnight stay. (B)
View of Chilean Lakes from Cathedral MountainDay 6: Arrive Bariloche Continue through the Lake District with a bus ride over the Continental Divide into Argentina, cross Lake Frias by boat, and continue on to Puerto Blest by bus. Cruise on Lake Nahuel Huapi to Puerto Panuelo, and proceed overland to downtown Bariloche and your selected hotel. (B)
Main Square of Bariloche, ArgentinaDay 7: Bariloche Tour In town, see the main square and important government buildings. Then, skirt the lake to Cathedral Mountain for an overview of the surrounding lakes, hills and mountains that make Bariloche one of the most scenic spots in the world! (B)
Day 8: Bariloche to Buenos Aires Fly from Bariloche to Buenos Aires, and transfer to your selected hotel. Remainder of the evening at leisure. (B)
Day 9: Buenos Aires City Tour Drive down 9th of July Avenue, the widest street in the world, past the Colon Opera House to the Plaza de Mayo. Facing the plaza are both the pink Presidential Palace and the National Cathedral, which houses the tomb of the liberator, San Martin. Next, visit the old port district, “La Boca,” with its pastel houses and shops. You will have time to browse through the shops for souvenirs. (B)
Enjoy a typical Argentine beef dinner followed by a folklore show and Tango performance.Day 10: Tango Show A day completely free to explore on your own. Sip traditional tea at a local tea shop, or visit one of the estancias in the distant suburbs. This evening, enjoy a typical Argentine beef dinner followed by a folklore show and Tango performance. (B, D)
Day 11: Buenos Aires to Lake Argentina Transfer to the Municipal Airport in Buenos Aires for a flight to El Calafate in Argentina. You will be met upon arrival and transferred to your selected hotel. (B)
Belle Epoch architural style buildings such as this can be foulnd all over Buenos AiresDay 12: Perito Moreno Glacier Tour Today you will take an exciting, scenic tour of the Perito Moreno Glacier. Depart early in the morning via motorcoach for the Magellan Peninsula, and continue to the cliff overlooking the glacier. You will have several hours to explore this great natural wonder from many different perspectives. This is the only glacier in the world that is still growing, and it encompasses an area larger than cosmopolitan Buenos Aires. The deep blue color of the ice is attributed to its age, over 30,000 years. If you are lucky, you will witness one of the calvings, in which 30-foot pieces of ice break off the glacier and crash into the lake. What a show! (B, L)Perito Moreno Glacier on the Magellan Peninsula
Day 13: Upsala and Onelli Glaciers Cruise Early in the morning depart for a boat trip to the confluence of the northern and southern branches of Lake Argentina. Its big basin has been formed by the glacial erosion of over 15,000 years, and it is filled with the thawing of seven glaciers. Enjoy splendid views of blue icebergs, virgin forests and mountains guarded by the condor, known as the Senor de los Andes. At midday, have lunch by Onelli Bay, then on the way back, admire Spegazzini Glacier and Peineta Peak. (B, L)
Day 14: Lake Argentina/Paine National Park, Chile You will be picked up this moring by a representative of your selected hotel and transferred to Paine National Park. Towers of Paine, ChileThe drive takes about six hours across the Andes into Chile across the Patagonian Plain. (B, D) (Click here for details on the all-inclusive properties in Paine National Park)
Days 15 & 16: In Paine National Park Days in Paine National Park. All of the selected properties offer a variety of activities calibrated from the moderately active to the strenuously active. (B, L, D daily)
Day 17: Paine National Park/Punta Arenas/Santiago Early morning transfer to Punta Arenas Airport for your flight to Santiago and your connecting flight home. (B)
Day 18: Arrive Home City

Hotels in Category Itinerary I
Clock Tower in Bariloche's Main Square Clock Tower in
Bariloche's Main Square
City
Tourist Class
First Class
Deluxe Class 
Deluxe Plus Class
Santiago
Puerto Varas
Los Cumbres
(Superior Room)
Los Cumbres
(Luxury Room)
Lakes District
Bariloche
Llao Llao
(Mountain view)
Llao Llao
(Lakeview)
Buenos Aires
Sofitel (King room)
or Mio (Suite)
El Calafate
Eolo Patagonia Spirit
(All inclusive)
Paine National Park
Hosteria Las Torres
(Garden view)
Hosteria Las Torres
(Mountain View)
Tierra Patagonia
(Mountain View)
or Singular

Make the magic last! You can extend your trip to the Chilean Wine Region or north to the Atacama Desert or to Easter Island, in the Pacific.


Patagonia Adventure II
Argentina & Chile
with the Chilean Lakes Crossing, Lake Argentina & Paine National Park

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Itinerary II - 16 Days

Day 1: Depart Home City
Day 2: Arrive in Buenos Aires
Afternoon Buenos Aires City Tour (B)
Day 3: Leisure Day in Buenos Aires (B)
Day 4: In Buenos Aires Evening Tango Show (B, D)
Day 5: Buenos Aires to Bariloche (B)
Day 6: In Bariloche Bariloche Scenic Tour (B)
Days 7 & 8: Two-Day Lake Crossing to Puerto Montt (B daily)
Day 9: Puerto Montt/Punta Arenas/Paine National Park (B, D)
(Click here for details on the all-inclusive properties in Paine National Park)

Day 10 & 11: In Paine Park (B, L, D daily)
Day 12: Paine Park to El Calafate (Lake Argentina) (B)
Day 13: Perito Moreno Glacier Tour (B, L)
Day 14: Upsala and Onelli Glaciers Cruise (B, L)
Day 15: El Calafate/Buenos Aires (B)
Day 16: Arrive Home City

Make the magic last! You can extend your trip to the Mendoza Wine Region or north to Iguazu Falls or to the Rainforests of Argentina. Or you can take a Catamaran Adventure to Colonia, Montevideo or Punta del Este, Uruguay.

EcoAdventures' Patagonia Adventure Itinerary II Map

Hotels in Category Itinerary II
Tangomania in the streets of Buenos Aires Tangomania in the
streets of Buenos Aires
City
Tourist Class
First Class
Deluxe Class 
Deluxe Plus Class
Buenos Aires 
Aspen Towers (Superior)
or Loi Suites
Sofitel (Luxury) or
or Mio (Suite)
Bariloche
Edelweiss (Classic)
or Villa Huinid
Llao Llao
(Mountain view)
Llao Llao
(Lakeview)
Lakes District  
Puerto Varas 
Los Cumbres
(Superior)
Los Cumbres
(Luxury)
El Calafate  
Eolo Patagonia Spirit
(All inclusive)
Paine National Park  
Hosteria Las Torres
(Garden view)
Hosteria Las Torres
(Mountain View)
Tierra Patagonia
(Mountain View)
or Singular

Hotel Category
Tour Rates Per Person
Itinerary I - 18 Days
Itinerary II - 16 Days
  Dbl Sgl Supplement Dbl Sgl Supplement
Tourist Class
2015
$5160 1810 $5000 1550
First Class 
2015
$5740 2200 $5585 1950
Deluxe Class 
2015
$7499 3235 $7050 3200
Deluxe Plus Class
2015
$11365 n/a $11500 n/a
NOTE: Rates do not include the stay in Towers of Paine National Park. See Patagonia: Towers of Paine for hotel selections and details on the all-inclusive properties in Paine National Park.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The airfares SANTIAGO/PUERTO MONTT BARILOCHE/BUENOS AIRES/EL CALAFATE/PUNTA ARENAS/SANTIAGO are NOT included and may vary from $1450 per person to $2400 per person depending on availability of space and the international airline used to travel to South America. Early booking is very important. Airfares quoted and are subject to change without notice, and cannot be guaranteed unless they are purchased and the tickets are issued.