8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

LAKE CROSSING: Argentina and Chile

Argentina: Bariloche - Buenos Aires
Chile: Puerto Varas - Santiago
Starting from $1,614 (Land Only)

LAKE CROSSING: Argentina and Chile

INCLUDES
  • 7 nights of accommodation in the hotels, breakfast and local taxes are included.
  • Transfers in regular service without guides.
  • Excursions in regular service with Spanish/English Guides.
  • Private transfers in Buenos Aires.
EXCLUDES
  • International Flights
  • Domestic Flight
  • Admission fees to National Parks
  • Tips
  • Late Check Out and/or Early Check In
ITINERARY
Day 1 - Day 1 – Buenos Aires

Private transfer from International airport to downtown hotel.
Accommodation for 2 nights at selected hotel in Buenos Aires, breakfast and local taxes are included.

City tour of Buenos Aires
With this tour you will understand why it's known the beautiful city of Buenos Aires as the "Paris of South America". The tour begins with a tour of 9 de Julio Avenue, one of the widest avenues in the world, where you can find the symbol of the city: the Obelisk. You will stop at Plaza de Mayo, where you will visit the Casa Rosada, name by which it is popularly known the presidential palace, and the magnificent Metropolitan Cathedral, with its incredible neoclassical facade, mausoleum of national hero, General San Martin. You will also visit squares as San Martin, Alvear and Plaza del Congreso. Important avenues like Corrientes, Av. De Mayo, among others. Important areas of the city like La Boca, San Telmo, Palermo, Recoleta and the most modern: Puerto Madero.


Day 2 - Day 2 – Buenos Aires

Meals: Breakfast / Dinner
Breakfast at the hotel
Tigre Tour and Northern Zone
We will leave Buenos Aires city heading for the town of Tigre, one hour away, where we will board a tourist boat to navigate along the Delta and its islands. The life of the isleños (people who live on the islands of the Delta) is very special. We will learn about their customs, culture and ways of life. On the way back to Buenos Aires city we will drive by the elegant residences of the well-off, located in the northern suburbs, and the San Isidro neighborhood. Additionally, you will also get a glimpse of the Presidential Residence (Quinta de Olivos) as we drive by it.

Free time at the afternoon.

At night, dinner and tango show at Tango Porteño.
Enjoy the night of fun and elegance in a dazzling and spectacular tango hall. Let the luxurious, old theater take you away as you feel the grandeur of the theater the minute you walk through the door.
To begin the evening, you will enjoy a three course meal of the highest quality Argentine cuisine. Your dinner will be paired with traditional Argentine wines, as well as soft drinks and purified water.
As the show starts, travel through the glory days of tango as Tango Porteño recreates the golden age of the forties, a time unquestionably known as the reign of tango. Enjoy a live performance by professional dancers, singers and musicians. The meticulous scenery and costumes at Tango Porteño create the ultimate framework for an unforgettable experience.
Roundtrip transfers in regular service are included.


Day 3 - Day 3 – Buenos Aires / Bariloche

Meals: Breakfast
Private transfers from your hotel to the airport.
Arrival at Bariloche. Shared transfer from airport to downtown hotel.
Accommodation for 1 night at selected hotel in Bariloche, breakfast and local taxes are included.
At the afternoon, excursion Small Circuit Tour: Mt Campanario and Llao Llao Peninsula
It is almost compulsory that the first excursion done in Bariloche be the famous Circuito Chico, not only because it shows such an abundance of the places in the mountain range, but also because visitors see and fall in love with this city in just half a day. The tour begins downtown, more precisely on Ezequiel Bustillo Avenue, which borders Lake Nahuel Huapi with a winding layout. This beautiful water body, which is a sight in itself is the largest lake in the region and, with its 55,700 hectares, is present almost all through the tour. The first stretch, in addition to urban architecture, includes the houses of pioneers, the Nautical Club and the Melipal neighborhood. As buildings are left behind, the scenery near the Nahuel Huapi begins to change. From this point, it shows off cypresses, maitenes, coihues and ñires, among other typical trees. In summer, this road acquires brilliant red and yellow colors from the rose hip bushes, blackberry and raspberry plants which bloom all around. 8 kilometers ahead, opposite Huemul Island, lies a beach called Bonita. Farther ahead, Serena Bay is reached, a small bathing resort with a boat ramp. At the 17th kilometer marker, stands the base of Mount Campanario, which reaches 1,050 meters of height and whose summit may be accessed through a chairlift. Passing by the San Pedro Peninsula, the itinerary continues towards the Llao Llao Peninsula. At the 24th kilometer marker, the San Eduardo Chapel, Puerto Pañuelo and the Llao Llao Hotel may be spotted. Totally refurbished and with all its facilities open, the classical hotel is one of the best known postcards in Bariloche, with panoramic sights of the national park and Lakes Perito Moreno and Nahuel Huapi. The Llao Llao Municipal Park protects forests of coihues and cañas colihues, as well as creepers, bushes and other trees, which may be seen when hiking along its trails. After passing by Villa Tacul and Lake Escondido, the joint between Lakes Nahuel Huapi and Perito Moreno is reached. This is crossed by Bridge Angostura, over the river bearing the same name. This is the ideal spot to have a break and go down to the rocky beaches of both lakes, lying 150 meters from one another. The circuit also shows the mountaineers cemetery, the Swiss hamlet and, finally, the panoramic or vantage point over Lake Moreno, at the 40th kilometer marker. The way back begins at El Trébol Lagoon and continues to the joint with Bustillo Avenue, which leads back to the city center. Thus, traveling along just 60 kilometers, visitors may admire lakes, mountains and native forests of singular beauty.


Day 4 - Day 4 – Bariloche / Puerto Varas

Meals: Breakfast
After Breakfast at the hotel, we will begin Full Day Lake Crossing from Argentina to Chile.
08:30 am Departure from Bariloche hotels and locations provided. Then by bus to Puerto Pañuelo, bordering the Nahuel Huapi Lake. On the way, you can marvel of the beautiful swiss style architecture that characterizes the constructions of the area, with beautiful gardens and flowers that dresses the place up to Puerto Pañuelo where we embark on the catamaran "Victoria Andina" or "Victoria Del Lago" to navigate the Nahuel Huapi Lake for an hour to Puerto Blest.
10:00 am We set sail from Puerto Pañuelo to Puerto Blest where, during a journey of 15 miles, you will be able to observe the magnificence of the Andean landscape, the green of the rainforests that surround us, birds that become one of us and learn more about the fascinating history of this place.
11:10 am Arrival to Puerto Blest. Here modern busses will be waiting for us to travel for 1.8 miles along the Frías River up to Puerto Alegre. Then we will continue on the "Ciudad de la Fé" ship, to navigate de Felix Frías Lake with its quiet and unspoilt waters of deep turquoise color heading to Puerto Frías. On this tour, we will have beautiful views of the Tronador Mountain 11.453 ft of height. After a short navigation of 20 minutes approximately, you will arrive to Puerto Frías, a small location inserted in the middle of an exuberant vegetation. After performing the departure formalities at the Argentinean Customs Office located in Puerto Frias, we continue by bus to Peulla. We will appreciate the lush vegetation of the Cordillera de Los Andes, as we watched the Cerro Tronador with its nine glaciers on its peak.
02:00 pm We will enter the Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park where Peulla is located. After performing the entry formalities for Chile in Peulla, transfer to Hotel Peulla and Hotel Natura Patagonia. Time for lunch.
04:00 pm We will set sail for Petrohué, navigating the Todos los Santos Lake. If the weather permits new views of Osorno and Puntiagudo Volcano and Tronador mount will surprise you.
05:30 pm Continuation toward Puerto Varas. On route we will visit the Petrohué waterfalls, whimsical shapes of volcanic rock, bathed by green waterfalls make the perfect picture. Next, bordering the Llanquihue Lake, breathtaking views of the Osorno and Calbuco volcanoes dominate the landscape.
07:00 pm Arrival to Puerto Varas and transfer to the hotels. End of services.
Accommodation for 2 nights in selected hotel in Puerto Varas, breakfast and local taxes are included.


Day 5 - Day 5 – Puerto Varas

Meals: Breakfast
Breakfast.
Explore the city of Frutillar as well as the surrounding area including Llanquihue Lake
On your way to Frutillar we will stop at Llanquihue, an important agroindustrial city with cured meat, fabrics, dairies and more. This is also the location of the Maullín river, the only river to exit the great Llanquihue Lake. Afterwards, we will continue to Frutillar with its beautiful, old, German style architecture and florid, spectacular gardens mainly consisting of Begonias (type of flowers). Visit its interesting museum about German Colonization.We will enjoy lunch (own expense) in front of Llanquihue Lake with a view of the stupendous Osorno and Puntiagudo Volcanoes. By the evening we will continue bordering Llanquihue Lake until we arrive at Puerto Octay, a town founded in 1854 with beautiful architecture.


Day 6 - Day 6 – Puerto Varas / Santiago de Chile

Meals: Breakfast
Shared transfer from your hotel to the airport in Puerto Montt.
Arrival to Santiago de Chile. Shared transfer from airport to downtown hotel.
Accommodation for 2 nights at selected hotel in Santiago, breakfast and local taxes are included.
Santiago de Chile Panoramic City Tour:
During this tour, you will discover the Chilean capital city. It´s rapid economic growth and established a unique urban environment that artfully unites classic and modern have made one of the most developed cities in South America. Chile's rich cultural heritage comes to life through iconic symbols of the city including la Plaza de Armas (the main square), Santa Lucia Hill, La Moneda (the Government Palace), the Post Office and the Santiago Metropolitan Cathedral. Then you will head to Cerro San Cristobal, a tall hill rising nearly 1000 feet above the city, located inside the city’s largest urban park. Standing atop the hill you’ll find a church as well as a stunning 72 foot tall statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Finally you will visit the Orient Sector, the most modern area of the city with its impressive high rise buildings and classy boulevards. During the tour, you will have time to enjoy an optional lunch on your own at a variety of locations including:
Central Market: Enjoy the experience of lunch in the atmosphere of a classic Chilean market host to only the freshest of seafood.
Borde de Rio Boulevard: Different dishes to satisfy your every culinary desire at one of the premier restaurants of the boulevard.
Shopping Center: Combine two of life’s greatest pleasures, food and shopping, with a quick lunch among over the most well-known International stores.


Day 7 - Day 7 – Santiago de Chile

Meals: Breakfast
Travel along the central coast of Chile to visit the classic wine beach paradise Viña del Mar and the historic streets of one of Chile’s most important seaports, Valparaiso.
As we head for Valparaiso on the Pacific Coast, we will pass through the beautifully groomed vineyards of the Curacavi and Casablanca Valleys. Valparaiso, Spanish for 'Paradise Valley,' is a cultural hotspot that serves as one of the country’s most important seaports. The entire city is recognized as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site for its intriguing cobblestone labyrinth of historic buildings and ancient funiculars along sloping hills. From the lookout point 'Mirador 21 de Mayo' you’ll enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the city and harbor. Your guide will point out some of the more interesting sights and is an open book for any questions you may have. Next we will visit the garden city, Viña del Mar, Spanish for 'Vineyard of the Sea.' The most famous and most visited beach in the Central Coast has much to offer. The city is ripe with beautiful parks, gardens, and avenues scattered across miles of sparkling beaches. Sights includethe Presidential Castle, Liberty Avenue, the 1930’s Casino, and various classic century old 'palaces.' As a part of the experience, you may decide to enjoy lunch on your own at a delightful Viña del Mar Restaurant (optional, not included). And if your timing is right, this is also the home of the famous Viña del Mar Song Festival.


Day 8 - Day 8 – Santiago de Chile

Meals: Breakfast
Shared transfer from your hotel to the airport.


DEPARTURE & RATES

Bronze Plan

Land Only
Dates Price
From August 15 2017 to September 30 2017 $1614
From October 01 2017 to November 30 2017 $1739
From December 01 2017 to December 31 2017 $1696
Single Supplement
Dates Price
From August 15 2017 to September 30 2017 $434
From October 01 2017 to November 30 2017 $554
From December 01 2017 to December 31 2017 $511

Silver Plan

Land Only
Dates Price
From August 15 2017 to September 30 2017 $1636
From October 01 2017 to November 30 2017 $1751
From December 01 2017 to December 31 2017 $1751
Single Supplement
Dates Price
From August 15 2017 to September 30 2017 $456
From October 01 2017 to November 30 2017 $563
From December 01 2017 to December 31 2017 $563

Gold Plan

Land Only
Dates Price
From August 15 2017 to September 30 2017 $1912
From October 01 2017 to November 30 2017 $2038
From December 01 2017 to December 31 2017 $1991
Single Supplement
Dates Price
From August 15 2017 to September 30 2017 $732
From October 01 2017 to November 30 2017 $851
From December 01 2017 to December 31 2017 $806
Notes

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Buenos Aires

Bariloche

Puerto Varas

Santiago

Hotels 3*

Rochester Concept

Kenton

Cabaña del Lago

Diego de Velazquez

Hotels 4*

Dazzler San Telmo

Cacique Inacayal

Cabaña del Lago

Eurotel Providencia

Hotels 5*

Intercontinental

Alma del Lago

Cabaña del Lago

NH Collection

  • Subject to change without previous notification and to availability at the momento of reservation

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