Argentina & Patagonia
Stretching out over Southern Argentina and Chile lies Patagonia, a region with unspoiled nature, unparalleled tranquillity and a stunning variety of landscapes all waiting to be explored.
Day by day program
Day 1: Arrive in Buenos Aires
The capital Buenos Aires is a bustling metropolis and also called the Paris of Latin America. Lovely hotels such as Recoleta and Palermo are a good starting point for your tour.
Day 2 and 3: Buenos Aires
Bueno Aires contains many different neighbourhoods, each with its own character. Boca, San Telmo, La Recoleta and Palermo are the most interesting parts of the city and there are also wonderful museums, top restaurants and great shopping to enjoy.
Day 4: Buenos Aires – Bariloche
The lake district in Bariloche, also known as the Switzerland of Argentina, is a beloved destination for Argentines and foreigners a like, can be reached by airplane from Buenos Aires in two hours. It’s a great place for hiking and boat trips, water sports and golf during the summer months. Hotel Llao Llao is the finest resort hotel with a perfect location.
Day 5 and 6: Bariloche
San Carlos de Bariloche is surrounded by the Nahuel Huapi National Park, one of the most beautiful national parks in South America. It is a wonderful destination with plenty of outdoor sports opportunities and has spectacular views of the lakes and the snowy peaks of the Andes.
Day 7: Bariloche-El Calafate
A two hours flight over a vast landscape will bring you into the heart of Patagonia. This is the land of lakes, mountains, glaciers and a unique flora and fauna. The small settlement El Calafate is situated directly adjacent to the beautiful Lake Lago Argentino. It has a cosy main street with shops and restaurants and there are many activities possible.
Day 8: El Calafate
Visit to the Los Glaciares National Park and by catamaran sail between the cracking icebergs to the stunning Perito Moreno glacier. With a height of 80m this is not the biggest glacier but it is the nearest that can be reached by foot or boat.
Day 9: El Calafate – Puerto Natales – Torres del Paine
Today a transfer of about four hours will bring you to Chile. You will travel through vast pampas landscape full of llamas, glacial lakes and snow-capped mountain peaks. Puerto Natales is an attractive coastal town which looks out over the sea. Check in at Eco- Camp and meeting with the tour guides.
Day 10, 11 and 12: Torres del Paine
Torres del Paine National Park is known for its glacier lakes and beautiful landscapes. Each glacial lake has a different shade of green, grey or blue and contrasts with the beautiful backdrop of hills and mountains. This area is sparsely populated, but has an abundance of wild horses, llamas, pumas as well as condors. The Eco Camp Patagonia lies at the foot of the impressive Torres and is equipped with comfortable dome tents with bathroom. Every day you can choose from different activities: trekking, boat or bike tour, accompanied by highly skilled and enthusiastic guides. And in the evening you will dine together with your fellow guests on long tables.
Day 13: Transfer to Punta Arenas and flight from Santiago de Chile to Amsterdam
Extend your journey with a stay on Easter Island
Easter Island is located in the Pacific Ocean, 3,800 kilometres from Santiago de Chile. The island is one of the biggest cultural attractions of Chile. The striking purple heads and big statues are still a mystery. The best way to get to know Easter Island is with a stay at Hotel Explora.
Best time October / to April
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