Chile & Argentina Adventure with Patagonia Glamping Experience 14 Days
This unique adventure covers some of Chile and Argentina’s most memorable and enchanting destinations including San Pedro de Atacama, the incredible Torres Del Paine in Patagonia, the magnificent glaciers of Los Glaciares National Park and vibrant and unforgettable Buenos Aires. With fantastic excursions, exciting adventures and unique accommodations throughout, every day will bring a new experience. Stunning scenery will abound at every turn, with mountains, lakes, volcanoes, desert and geysers providing magnificent backdrops as you discover what makes these beautiful countries so special. Added to a memorable and unique glamping experience in Patagonia, this is the ultimate South American adventure.
Prices are based on two people sharing and single supplements apply. Upgraded itineraries are available with higher level accommodations, please enquire for details and prices.
Namibia Birding and Photography GuideAn accomplished and experienced Namibia birding and photographic guide, Toni holds a Namibia Academy for Tourism and Hospitality Level 3 qualification (the highest level attainable in Namibia) and is widely renowned for her extensive knowledge of the cultures, ornithology, flora, astronomy and wildlife of the country. Read more >
Wildlife Guide & PhotographerAndy is a 6th generation Falkland Islander, with a passion for wildlife, plants and photography. Raised in the Falkland Islands, Andy developed a close affinity with the Islands natural environment at a young age. School holidays where spent in the ‘camp’ or countryside with friends and family. For more than 10 years, Andy had the privilege of spending a time on Sea Lion Island, visiting his mother who managed one of the Islands premier tourist destinations. Read more >
Photographer and founder of the Travel Photographer Of The Year awardsA fascination with natural light and a passion with nature, landscape and travel underpin Chris Coe's photography. His images often have a striking simplicity and graphic quality. More recent work has introduced a subtlety with experimentation with both movement and light.Read more >
Falklands Expert & GuideBorn in Chartres in the West Falklands, Jenny grew up on the family farm where her love for animals was nurtured by the25,000 sheep, horses and cows that lived alongside her. Forever a nature, conservation and wildlife enthusiast Jenny has travelled extensively throughout the Falkland Islands, visiting each and every wildlife island at least once, and even travelling around some by yacht. Read more >
Special Guest LecturerExclusive to this voyage, Doug Allan, a multi award winning polar photographer and cameraman, will be your special guest lecturer. Doug has been on over 20 expeditions to Svalbard to film its wildlife, and knows the wonders of this area more than most. Read more >
- Unforgettable glamping and adventure experience in Torres Del Paine in Patagonia
- City tour through vibrant Buenos Aires including a tango show
- Discover San Pedro de Atacama with trips to Rainbow Valley, the Death & Moon Valleys and Atacama Salt Lake
- See the famous El Tatio geysers and the village of Machuca
- See the stunning glaciers of Los Glaciares National Park and El Calafate
- Activity options including kayaking, hiking, horseback riding, zip-lining, boat rides and cycling
- Accommodation with board basis as described in itinerary
- All domestic flights as described
- All excursions, tours and activities as described
- All transfers between accommodations and airports
ITINERARY13 Nights 14 Days
- Day 1 | Santiago, Chile
- Day 2 | Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama
- Days 3 - 4 | Exploring Around the Atacama Desert
- Day 5 | San Pedro to Santiago
- Day 6 | Santiago to Patagonia Camp
- Days 7 - 8 | Patagonia Camp - Torres Del Paine
- Days 9 - 10 | El Calafate & Los Glaciares National Park
- Days 11 - 14 | Buenos Aires
On day one of your Chilean discovery tour you will arrive independently and take your transfer to your hotel for your two-night stay. The rest of today will be at your leisure and you may wish to spend some time sampling the culture, food and memorable atmosphere of this vibrant city.
1 night’s accommodation at Luciano K Hotel with breakfast included.
Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama
Today you will bid farewell to Santiago for now as you take your transfer to the airport for your included flight to Calama. Upon arrival in Calama you will be transported to the colourful and memorable town of San Pedro de Atacama where you will be based for the next three nights. After settling in to your beautiful hotel, this afternoon will be your first chance for some adventure in this area as you visit the mystifying Death and Moon Valleys which boast incredible sand and stone formations which will be even more impressive as you visit while the sun sets.
3 nights’ accommodation at Altiplanico, San Pedro de Atacama, with 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch and a welcome cocktail.
Upgraded accommodation options are available. Please enquire for details and costs.
Exploring Around the Atacama Desert
On day 3 you will take a tour to Rainbow Valley and the Atacama Salt Lake, stopping first at the enigmatic archaeological site of Yerbas Buenas to marvel at the variety of old petroglyphs carved in the rocks. As you reach the fascinating Rainbow Valley in the heart of the Atacama Desert there will be ample time to explore around and photograph the beautiful hills and enchanting multi-coloured rock formations. After lunch you will then head to the traditional village of Toconao to see its historic white bell tower before reaching the impressive Atacama Salt Lake to discover how this inland sea was formed millions of years ago and delight in the picture-postcard landscape.
Day 4 will bring more adventure as we rise at dawn to make our way to the famous El Tatio Geysers, the highest geothermal field in the world. Flanked by soaring peaks, steaming ponds with brilliant salt crystals reflecting the blue skies and spectacular scenery, you will witness the powerful spurts of steam shooting out from the geyser blowholes as day breaks in this remarkable part of the world. After a memorable morning it will be time to head back to the hotel, stopping at the unique village of Machuca along the way. Machuca was known as the resting place for llama caravans that travelled the Inca Highway. The rest of the evening in San Pedro de Atacama will be at your leisure.
San Pedro to Santiago
On the morning of day 5, after breakfast, a transfer will take us to the airport for our flight back to Santiago, where we will stay for one more night before the next leg of our journey.
1 night’s accommodation at Luciano K Hotel with breakfast included.
Santiago to Patagonia Camp
On the morning of day 6 your transfer will take you to the airport for your included flight to Punta Arenas where you will then be transported to Torres Del Paine National Park and the nearby Patagonia Camp. After settling in to your excitingly unique “glamping” yurt and taking some time to soak up the spectacular views you can begin your program of activities.
3 nights’ accommodation at Patagonia Camp on an all-inclusive basis with all meals, open bar, excursions into the park, bilingual guides and park fees included.
Patagonia Camp - Torres Del Paine
Over the course of the next two days you will enjoy the all-inclusive hospitality of this enchanting place as you enjoy activities, excursions, an unforgettable atmosphere and delicious food and drinks. Located just 15 kilometres outside the spectacular granite peaks of the Torres del Paine national park, the camp has an expansive private reserve of over 40 kilometres of exclusive walking trails which can be enjoyed by guests. Here you will encounter none of the crowds that sometimes frequent certain areas of Torres del Paine in peak season. A programme of activities designed to combine these quieter activities with key activities within the park itself offers guests the best possible experience here. Patagonia Camp’s excursion programme has been deliberately designed to offer options for all levels of fitness, from challenging 8 hour hikes, more gentle walks with scenic lakeside picnics or even vehicle tours taking in some of the main viewpoints in this dramatic region. Kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and catch & release fishing are some of the other activities on offer.
El Calafate & Los Glaciares National Park
On the morning of day 9 you will set off on the approximately 5-hour drive across the border to Argentina and El Calafate, the gateway to the incredible Los Glaciares National Park. In the afternoon we will check in to the fabulous EOLO Patagonia Spirit Hotel to begin our all-inclusive two night experience. Today and tomorrow you can immerse yourself in the enormous array of activities on offer here including excursions to the National Park to see up-close some of the continent’s most impressive glaciers such as Perito Moreno, as well as the famous Lago Argentino and Upsala Glacier. Trips further afield to the likes of El Chalten for trekking experiences and a city tour of El Calafate are also available.
In the fantastic National Park there will be opportunities for glacier walks and treks along the ice as well as boat rides along the face of the glacier. Various other outdoor experiences are also available in the huge surroundings of the hotel including horseback riding tours, trekking, bird watching, mountain biking and four wheel drive outings.
2 nights’ accommodation at EOLO Patagonia Spirit Hotel on an all inclusive basis.
The last adventure on our thrilling South America tour will take us to Buenos Aires, one of the finest and most vibrant capital cities in the world. On the morning of day 11 your transfer will take you to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires where you will check into the Hotel Esplendor in the wonderful Recoleta area for your 3 nights stay.
The following day will be one to remember as you join your city tour which will take you to some of this magnificent city’s many highlights including the Colón Theatre, the famous obelisk, the metropolitan Cathedral and the Casa Rosada (Governmental Palace). You will visit famous neighbourhoods including Palermo, San Telmo, La Boca, Puerto Madero and La Recoleta. Your evening will end on a high as you attend a fantastic Tango Show at the renowned Café de los Angelitos with a gourmet 3 course dinner included.
The following day is at your leisure and you may wish to explore more of this remarkable city. Maybe take in a show, visit the Recoleta Cemetery, explore the markets or attend a football game. On day 14 a transfer will be provided to the airport for your onward or homeward flights.
3 nights’ accommodation at Hotel Esplendor with breakfast included.
Your Itinerary Accommodation
Altiplanico, San Pedro de Atacama
Hidden away on the outskirts of San Pedro de Atacama in the enchanting Atacama desert you will find the beautiful Altiplanico hotel, a village style resort made almost entirely from adobe with an authentic feel and a welcoming atmosphere.
Located just 1km from the tourist hotspot of San Pedro de Atacama this unique hotel highlights all that is wonderful about the Atacama Desert region, one of the driest places in the world and fast becoming one of South America's most popular must-see destinations. This hotel offers a laid-back escape from the crowds and with uniquely designed bedrooms, rustic surroundings and spectacular views of the Andes this is an ideal retreat for guests looking for an authentic and enjoyable desert experience.
The hotel is situated within a 10-minute walk of Meteorite Museum and Pukara de Quitor and after a long day of exploring the boiling geysers and flamingo lakes guests can relax by the beautiful swimming pool watching the famous Atacama sunsets.
The bedrooms at Altiplanico have been designed with minimalistic architecture in mind. Adobe walls, beamed ceilings and straw roofs add to the authentic feel of the hotel and all rooms have private terraces for guests to relax and soak up the wondrous views. All rooms are en-suite and have been beautifully decorated and individually designed to create a feeling of warmth and protection from the strength of the desert outside.
Although the bedrooms are beautiful and the main areas of the hotel and welcoming and attractive, Altiplanico's main attraction is its fantastic location and incredible views. The 6000 metre high Licancabur volcano lies imposingly in the background and the mixture of volcanic peaks and bone-dry landscapes offers a unique feeling of calm and awe at the same time.
Hotel Esplendor Plaza Francia, Buenos Aires
Set in a chic townhouse featuring artwork by Argentinian artists, this is a first class boutique hotell overlooking Plaza Francia in the Recoleta area of the city, close to both the MALBA art gallery and live performances at Teatro Colón.
A selection of rooms, each with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minibars and Nespresso machines; some have sitting areas. Sophisticated suites add living rooms; upgraded quarters feature balconies and city views. Room service is available.
Breakfast is served in-room or in an airy dining room. There's also a gym and a business centre
Patagonia Camp, Torres del Paine NP
Priding itself on being the first glamping experience on offer in South America, Patagonia Camp truly is a very special place to stay. Located in Chilean Patagonia, just 15 kilometres outside the spectacular granite peaks of the Torres del Paine national park, visitors to the camp can enjoy a true Patagonian wilderness experience but without compromising on any creature comforts.
Patagonia Camp’s 20 luxurious, Mongolian-style yurts all feature central heating, private bathrooms and wonderful views of the night skies from their transparent domed ceilings. Views of the forest and glittering Lake Toro can be enjoyed from the yurts’ private terraces, and some even feature their own outdoor Jacuzzi. All meals are taken in the guest restaurant which is positioned to offer dramatic views out to Lake Toro and the Paine Massif, and the camp regularly offers a traditional Patagonian barbeque as part of the dining programme. The location of Patagonia Camp to the south of Torres del Paine makes it a must for nature lovers. This is a region of lush, native forest which attracts plenty of wildlife, and the setting of the camp in an expansive private reserve means over 40 kilometres of exclusive walking trails can be enjoyed by guests.
EOLO, El Calafate
Set among 10,000 acres of unspoilt lands, this magical boutique lodge fully embodies the spirit of Patagonia. Located halfway between the city of El Calafate and Los Glaciares National Park, where the first creole and European immigrants of the area initially set foot, the lodge is a haven for guests seeking a fantastic blend of relaxation and adventure. Enjoy a horseback or mountain bike ride across the terrains, guided birdwatching tours and four-wheel drive outings, or simply soak up the gorgeous views of the expansive estancia surroundings on offer from every room in the property.
Each of the 17 beautiful guest bedrooms have been designed to fully emphasise the unforgettable views, with large windows and comfortable seating areas allowing for quiet moments of relaxation as you take in the surroundings. Each room has been decorated in a typical southern Argentinian estancia style with antique furniture and simple pastel décor. Guests are invited to enjoy the delicious cuisine from the exceptionally talented head chef who effortlessly combines regional produce with international techniques and aesthetics. Guests can also enjoy the tranquillity of the indoor swimming pool and spa.
Luciano K Hotel, Santiago
This welcoming boutique hotel is located in the in the heart of Santiago’s gastronomic Lastarria neighbourhood. The building is steeped in history and was at one time the tallest building in Chile when it was built in 1920. It was designed by the architect Luciano Kulczewski and to this day maintains the glamour and elegance of the 1920s in its architecture and design. Featuring a beautiful mix of traditional décor and modern comforts, the hotel provides 38 comfortable and elegantly decorated bedrooms.
Each bedroom has views over Parque Forestal or Alameda Avenuean, an en-suite bathroom with bath or shower, comfortable beds with quality linens, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, 40" Satellite TV, Bluetooth sound system, mini-bar, safe, and slippers and dressing gowns. The fantastic rooftop terrace features a heated swimming pool, cocktail bar and spectacular views, whilst the hotel’s restaurant offers high quality gourmet dishes in a sophisticated atmosphere. The hotel also features a sauna and an indoor bar.
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You were right, Chile is enormous! We packed so much into to our two weeks and despite the huge distances we still found time to sit back and enjoy the incredible scenery. I don’t believe any country could offer more diversity, we were sat up on the Atacama Desert one week and surrounded by penguins and glaciers the next. Still not sure how all the logistics worked out so well, but they did so thank you. Loved all three of the Tierra properties so a great recommendation and thoroughly enjoyed our stay on the estancia, took me back to my childhood when I worked on a farm, although I don’t remember eating steak as good as that when I was a child!
The holiday did exactly what it said on the tin and delivered everything that I hoped it would and more. Seeing pumas in the wild was a real privilege and a dream come true, thoroughly enjoyed all the hiking in Torres Del Paine as well and of course the wine tasting in Mendoza definitely went down a treat!!!
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