Two weeks of the charms of Argentina and Chile. We include thundering waterfalls, amazing treks, helicopter rides and not least a perfect sprinkling of magical relaxation.

INTRODUCTION

Cast off to an enthralling Latin American exploration. Discover the wonders of Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, Bariloche, Puerto Varas, culminating in Santiago de Chile. The route is a perfect balance of amazing adventures merged with relaxation time. Time to absorb the beauty of nature, trekking, yachting and panoramic views by helicopter. Creating new friendships along the way, in the hidden bars of Buenos Aires, kayaking Lake Moreno or learning the treasures of culinary ingredients in a Chilean garden. The quintessence of our journeys are without doubt the human factors, which spark incarnations of show-stopping encounters and lifelong memories.

QUICK OVERVIEW BY DAY:

  • Day 1 – International Arrival Buenos Aires Airport
  • Day 2 – Morning Tour of Buenos Aires. Evening Secret Speakeasy Cocktail
  • Day 3 – Flight to Puerto Iguazu. Overnight Iguazu
  • Day 4 – Argentine Iguazu Falls. Overnight Iguazu.
  • Day 5 – Helicopter & Brazilian Iguazu Falls. Flight to Buenos Aires
  • Day 6 – Flight Buenos Aires to Bariloche Lake District
  • Day 7 – Villa La Angostura Luxury Private Yacht & Mini Treks
  • Day 8 – Morning Lake Moreno Kayaking Adventure, Free Afternoon
  • Day 9 – Shared Lake Crossing Bariloche to Puerto Varas Chile
  • Day 10 – Vegetable Garden & Chilean Cooking – Evening Relaxation
  • Day 11 – Helicopter – Cochamó Valley & Mini Trek
  • Day 12 – Flight Puerto Montt to Santiago de Chile
  • Day 13 – International departure.
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Day 01 – International Arrival Buenos Aires. Overnight Buenos Aires

Arrival to Buenos Aires International Airport. Private transfer to Sofitel Buenos Aires Recoleta Hotel Buenos Aires. The luxurious Sofitel Buenos Aires Recoleta located in the heart of one of the most charming neighborhoods of Buenos Aires. It offers total comfort and exclusivity for its guests, with modern and spacious accommodations with premium service.
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Day 02 – Morning Tour of Buenos Aires. Evening Secret Speakeasy Cocktail

Buenos Aires Sightseeing Tour - 3 hours. Discover the beauty and magic of Buenos Aires with this panoramic tour. The tour is 3 hours long and visits the most important highlights of this spectacular city. Visit San Telmo, with its cobble-stoned streets and discover its antique shops and picturesque buildings. Live and feel the original tango in the neighborhood of La Boca: walk along Caminito Street and enjoy the dancers and souvenir shops. See the mythical Boca Juniors soccer stadium. Contemplate the modernization of the city whilst traveling along Puerto Madero and its exclusive docks, bedecked of enticing restaurants. Finally famed Recoleta to discover the final resting place of Eva Peron -“Evita”.

Experience Underground Buenos Aires - Speakeasy Cocktail Adventure
Evening experience, duration 4 hours. Visit 3 of the best cocktail bars in town. Includes a Speakeasy personalized book with notes and cocktails recipes with hangover cure! Imagine for a moment that you travel back in time... It is 1930, New York City, during the days of prohibition. You have an envelope with a clue and if you are smart enough to guess the correct answer, you will join the mystery of the secret speakeasy bars. Even to this day, Buenos Aires boasts a wide variety of close-door bars that recreate the atmosphere and style of those old times. Since they are usually above, below, or behind something else that makes them less-than-easy to locate, we offer our travelers a different and unique experience: an expert bartender guides them through the city's intriguing prohibition-style cocktail dens.

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Day 03 – Flight to Puerto Iguazu. Overnight Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas

Private transfer to Puerto Airport (AEP), flight to Puerto Iguazu (IGR). Private transfer to Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas Hotel. Restored to its original 1950s charm, the hotel’s hacienda-style exterior is matched by its warm, inviting interior design. Step outside and explore the extensive, sculpted grounds. Spot a kaleidoscopic array of tropical flowers as howler monkeys call in the distance. Nestled in the center is an elegantly designed pool. Flanked by orchids, it is the perfect spot for a refreshing dip after a day full of Iguazu adventure.
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Day 04 – Full Day Tour Argentinian Iguazu Falls

Private Tour Argentine Iguazu Falls. Approx. 6 hours. The Iguazú National Park is located in the northwest of the province of Misiones and preserves the ecosystem of the Paraná Jungle, an ecological region that covers almost the entire provincial territory. Its natural treasure is the Iguazú Falls: 275 waterfalls that reach an altitude of almost 80 meters (260 feet). Declared one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature in the World and a site of Natural Heritage of Humanity. The Lower Circuit is made up of a trail approximately 1.3 km (0.6 miles) long that allows us to get closer to some of the smallest waterfalls on the Argentinian side. We will walk along the path to reach Carlos Bozzetti waterfall, where you can take excellent photographs.

The Superior Circuit allows us to see the top of the majestic waterfalls on the Argentinian side and enjoy an impressive panoramic view of the area. The view stretches from the Argentinian Falls to San Martin Island and parts of the Brazilian Falls. The Devil's Throat is the largest waterfall in the region and where the greatest amount of water flows through the Iguazú Falls. At an impressive altitude of 107 meters (350 feet), the Devil's Throat is a must-see feature of Iguazu Falls. Thanks to the newly built walkway, it is possible to get quite close. Return transfer to your hotel.

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Day 05 – Morning Helicopter & Tour Brazilian Iguazu Falls Evening Flight Buenos Aires

Helicopter Ride. On the Brazilian side, it is possible to have a unique experience by flying over the famous Iguazú Waterfalls by helicopter. These flights offer a majestic view of this natural wonder of the world. Your flight lasts ten minutes along the course of the mighty Iguazú River.

Brazilian Falls Iguaçu National Park get a close-up view of the Devil's Throat, from the Brazilian side. We will observe how 14 cascades of 350 feet (107 meters) precipitate with such force that a cloud of fog 100 feet (30 meters) high remains suspended above. This area is famous for its rainbows and the opportunities to get a photo of them! For a close-up of the falls, we will walk through the subtropical forest of the park to the base of Salto Floriano. Then we will ascend to the top of the falls to have the most wonderful views. Private transfer from Foz do Iguacu hotel to Puerto Iguazu Airport. Evening flight to Buenos Aires. Overnight Sofitel Recoleta.

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Day 06 – Flight Buenos Aires to Bariloche Lake District

Private transfer to Buenos Aires Airport (AEP). Flight to Bariloche and transfer to Villa Beluno Hotel & Spa. San Carlos de Bariloche is a city in the province of Río Negro, Argentina, the biggest city of the expansive Lake District. It is situated on the foothills of the Andes aside Nahuel Huapi National Park. The city is surrounded by breathtaking lakes and mountains and it is famous for skiing in winter and summer opens a host of trekking, water sports or simply as an escape to the tranquility of our natural world. Your charming hotel is located just 35km from the airport and offers a spectacular setting above the crystal waters of Lake Nahuel Huapi.
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Day 07- Villa La Angostura Luxury Private Yacht & Mini Treks

Private scenic drive to Villa La Angostura around Lake Nahuel Huapi with spectacular views of the region, passing Limay River & Huemul Branch. Once at this Mountain Village we´ll visit the most attractive locations and viewpoints such as: Espejo Lake, Correntoso River and part of the Seven Lakes Road. We continue our drive reaching Las Balsas, an award-winning luxury hotel located in a secluded bay at the Bank of the lake.

After a gourmet Lunch overlooking the bay with spectacular vistas, we´ll embark a private yacht for a pleasant cruising heading to Quetrihue Peninsula navigating the blue deep waters of Nahuel Huapi Lake (30 min.). Once in Quetrihue Port we´ll enjoy an easygoing walk (loop) discovering this unique Cinnamon color tree called Arrayan (scientific name Luma apiculata). The beautiful forest is comprised of Cypress, Dombey's Beech and Radales, among others. After the walk we´ll re-embark aboard the yacht and head west to explore spectacular scenery, unspoiled beaches, secluded bays and pristine landscapes. From the boat we´ll see some of the most remarkable mountains such as: Cerro Bayo, Dormilon & Colorado, and the northern point of Victoria Island. There is lot of time to relax, take pictures and do some hikes around. Return to port and transfer back to your hotel by about 6.30 pm.

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Day 08 – Morning Lake Moreno Kayaking Adventure, Free Afternoon

Experience a half-day guided kayaking experience paddling and exploring the nearby picturesque Lake Moreno. Discover hidden beaches, secluded bays and an isolated island at the foot of Mount López. Pick up at the hotel and private transfer to Lopez Bay by driving along Nahuel Huapi Lake shoreline. Our kayaking guides we’ll give you a briefing about basic kayaking skills and safety instructions before launching the kayaks. Also, we’ll provide you with all sea kayaking equipment such as: life vest, spray skirt, dry bags, etc.

Once in the water, we will start paddling at the foot of Mount López overlooking Nahuel Huapi Lake, then we will navigate a short narrow-calm river to get Moreno lake. During paddling we’ll discover Llao Llao Park close to the luxury LLao LLao Hotel & resort, circumnavigate De Los Clavos Island, explore calm bays and take some breaks for photographing the wildlife, the spectacular landscapes or, relax your mind in this paradise surrounded by the Andes of Northern Patagonia. After near 2 hours paddling in crystal clear water, our vehicle will be waiting for a sightseeing tour along Circuito Chico with a short stop at Punto Panoramico. Transfer back and a free afternoon to relax at your hotel.

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Day 09 – Shared Lake Crossing Bariloche to Puerto Varas, Chile

A unique crossing, sailing through The Andes Mountains across three beautiful lakes that are connected by four overland legs, from San Carlos de Bariloche in Argentina to Puerto Varas in Chile. A journey that can be enjoyed on any day of the year, exploring the beauty of mountainous landscapes that take you through the most colorful region of the Patagonia. Arriving to Chile in just one day, you have the option of extending your trip to two days or more with accommodation at the midway point in Puella and/or Puerto Blest.

On route, you'll be marvelled by the beautiful Swiss-style architecture that characterizes the constructions of the area. Beautiful gardens and flowers color the landscapes all the way to Puerto Pañuelo. We'll sail from Puerto Pañuelo to Puerto Blest aboard the Gran Victoria, navigating across Lake Nahuel Huapi. You'll observe the grandeur of the landscapes, the green tones of the forests, the birds that fly close and you'll learn more about the destination's fascinating history. (Boarding tax is not included. US$3 approx).

Arrival to Puerto Blest. We travel by bus along River Frías to Puerto Alegre, and then continue the sailing trip across Lake Frías, aboard the Victoria del Sur. Along this stretch of the lake, we'll experience beautiful views of Cerro Tronador. After a short sail, we'll arrive to Puerto Frías where we will complete the necessary steps at the border.

We'll continue by bus to Peulla with beautiful views of the Andes Mountains. Arrival to Peulla, an ecological lodge and a paradise for nature lovers. Lunch (additional cost). We'll sail to Petrohué, navigating across Lake Todos los Santos. If the weather permits, different and breathtaking views of the Osorno and Puntiagudo volcanoes and Cerro Tronador can be seen. We'll continue to Puerto Varas, passing by Lake Llanquihue. Impressive views of Osorno and Calbuco volcanoes dominate the landscape. Arrival to Puerto Varas about 8 p.m and transfer to AWA Hotel.

Puerto Varas was founded by German settlers in the middle of the 19th century. The great growth of Puerto Montt has transformed this city into a residential place with an excellent hotel infrastructure, an important gastronomical activity with creative menus based on regional products and from the sea, cultural events, craftsmanship, in addition to being the departure point for fascinating tourist circuits in the surroundings of a dramatic geography that has turned the region of the lakes into the capital of tourism.

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Day 10 – Vegetable Garden & Chilean Cooking - Evening Relaxation

The experience begins at mid-morning, with a short walk to AWA’s organic garden, located just 500 meters away from the hotel. The path goes by the photovoltaic plant, one of the largest in Patagonia. At the garden, we do a short introduction to permaculture, bio-intensive gardens, and our production system. Then, there is harvesting experience, were our guests get to collect fresh products. Afterward, there is a cooking lesson with the products picked at the garden at AWA’s private Villa. Evening to relax at your hotel.
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Day 11 – Helicopter - Cochamó Valley & Mini Trek

Today’s excursion starts at AWA and heads east towards Osorno Volcano. The ride glides through hidden valleys within the Andes with views to pristine turquoise lakes and ancient forests. The destination is Cochamó, a Chilean mecca for rock climbing and known for its similarity to Yosemite, but not as accessible, nor as crowded. The helicopter lands at a spectacular viewpoint within the granite mountains, where the passengers go for a short hike while our guides prepare lunch. After lunch, the ride flights back to AWA passing over. Calbuco Volcano, overlooking the traces from 2015 eruption and the crater from the active mountain. The excursion ends at Hotel AWA.

Duration: 5 hrs
Flight duration: 1.5 hrs.
Km in flight: 200 km
Physical difficulty: Walk with medium difficulty.
Helicopter capacity: 4 pax + guide
Helicopter model: Eurocopter AS350 B3
Equipment included: Hiking poles, sunscreen, box lunch or lunch, snack, and drinks.

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Day 12 – Transfer Hotel to Puerto Montt and Flight Santiago de Chile

Transfer from Hotel AWA to Puerto Montt Airport. Flight to Santiago de Chile. Private transfer to the Singular Hotel, Santiago de Chile.
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Day 13 –. Transfer to Airport and International Departure Santiago de Chile

Private transfer to Santiago de Chile Airport and international departure. By now you are assured to be spiritually richer from your great adventure.

“Remember, it is never too late to be who you might have been.”

TOUR INFORMATION

Our trips are tailor-made to suit your requirements. Contact a luxury Argentina Vacation expert for a comprehensive itinerary and pricing:

  • US$ 550+ per person per day (based on 5-star hotels)**
  • US$ 450 – 550 per person per day (based on 4-star hotels)**

Included in the Price:

  • Guided excursions as described in itinerary.
  • Hotel nights + breakfasts.
  • Airport collections and drop-offs with check-in and baggage assistance.
  • 24 Hour emergency contact number and assistance (in-country).

Not Included in the Price:

  • International flights.
  • Domestic flight package (we can purchase these flights on your behalf).
  • Tips or gratuities.
  • Other meals not stated in the itinerary.
  • Travel insurance.

This trip can be taken anytime of the year. The summer months (December – February) are a popular time to travel to experience warmer weather in northern-Patagonia and Iguazu. However, many clients choose to travel in Fall (March – May) and Spring (September – November), when there are fewer visitors to the region. Discuss your travel dates with a Latin America travel expert.

Departure Dates:
Dates are flexible and customized to meet your needs. Let us know which dates work best for you and we will tailor the itinerary accordingly.

Suitability:
This luxury Argentina and Chile vacation package is suitable for all ages, though if you are looking to include high level adventure activities in Patagonia, this trip might not be suitable for younger children, or people with disabilities.

Difficulty:
Easy – Moderate.

Destinations Visited:

  • Buenos Aires
  • Iguazu Falls (Brazil & Argentina)
  • Bariloche
  • Puerto Varas

Vacation Package Type:

  • Sightseeing
  • Nature
  • Light-Adventure
  • Luxury Latin America Vacation

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