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Patagonia, Pumas & Glaciers

Chile & Argentina - Patagonia, Pumas & Glaciers 11 Days

Prices From £4,569pp
February to April, October to December | 10 nights

Chile & Argentina - Patagonia, Pumas & Glaciers 11 Days

See pumas in the wild, marvel at incredible glaciers and discover authentic South America on this tailor-made tour to Patagonia, El Calafate and Buenos Aires. Your journey of discovery will begin in the remarkable Patagonia region where you will enjoy a thrilling two day puma watching adventure before travelling to Los Glaciares National Park for up-close encounters with the stunning Perito Moreno Glacier and even opportunities to hike across parts of the glacier. Finishing with a three night stay in unforgettable Buenos Aires, this is the ideal itinerary for adventure, wildlife and culture enthusiasts alike.

Prices are based on two people sharing and single supplements apply.

The 22/23 Dates for Small Group Puma Trekking Experience at Las Torres are:

November 10-15, 2022
December 01-06, 2022
January 04-09, 2023
January 18-23, 2023
February 22-27, 2023
March 12-17, 2023
March 26-31, 2023
April 07-12, 2023
October 20 - 25, 2023
November 10 - 15, 2023
December 1 - 6, 2023

Highlights

  • Discover Patagonia, El Calafate and Buenos Aires in one fantastic itinerary
  • Unforgettable Puma Watching experience
  • See the stunning glaciers of Los Glaciares National Park and El Calafate
  • Fascinating wildlife encounters
  • Enjoy a traditional Patagonia Ranch experience
  • City tour through vibrant Buenos Aires including a tango show
  • Unique and impressive accommodation throughout

What's Included

  • Accommodation with board basis as described in itinerary
  • Domestic flights as described
  • All excursions, tours and activities as described
  • All transfers between accommodations and airports

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Punta Arenas to Las Torres Patagonia
1Day

Punta Arenas to Las Torres Patagonia

Your adventure begins in the Chilean city of Punta Arenas, where after having arrived independently you will be taken to your transfer to the fantastic Hotel Las Torres Patagonia in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park. On the way you will be taken to your included visit to the Cerro Negro Ranch. Here you will experience life in a typical Patagonia ranch and enjoy an authentic sheep sheepdog and sheep shearing show organised by the ranch workers before a traditional lunch is served at the ranch.

In the afternoon you will arrive at the hotel and the rest of the evening will be at your leisure. You may wish to learn about some of the fantastic excursions included here or simply relax after a long day in your comfortable hotel surrounded by stunning Patagonian landscapes. You will also be given an informative talk and brief on the Puma Watching Experience that will begin the following day.

4 nights’ accommodation in Hotel Las Torres Patagonia on an all-inclusive basis including all meals, open bar with local beverages, excursions, puma watching experience and ranch visit.

Puma Watching Experience
2 - 3Days

Puma Watching Experience

Over the next two days you will enjoy your thrilling puma watching experience! With an early start each morning, you will join your group (maximum 7 participants) led by an expert in puma-watching, observation and photography to travel across the hotel grounds or the Torres del Paine National Park in search of unrivalled puma encounters. Each day your guide will determine will the best place for sighting opportunities and you will learn all about these iconic animal’s behaviours and habitats. You will return to the hotel for lunch each day before venturing out again and returning for dinner at 7pm.



Torres Del Paine Activities
4Day

Torres Del Paine Activities

On your final day in Torres Del Paine you can choose from a wide range of included excursions designed to showcase this remarkable part of the world. Half day and full day tours are available to various parts of the park and a full list will be provided to you upon booking. Options include, but are not limited to, horseback riding, rock climbing, trekking, boat rides, ranch visits and glacier visits. Visit canyons, lakes, lagoons and forests, trek to outstanding viewpoints, take the trails through the famous Cuernos (Horns) of Torres del Paine and soak up every part of this incredible National Park.

Delicious packed lunches will be provided for full day tours or for half-day tours you can return to the hotel for lunch.

El Calafate & Los Glaciares National Park
5 - 7Days

El Calafate & Los Glaciares National Park

On the morning of day 5 you will set off on the approximately 4-hour drive to the beautiful Esplendor by Wyndham in El Calafate, the gateway to the incredible Los Glaciares National Park. Upon arrival you will check in and have the rest of the day at your leisure. This will be the perfect time to relax after an exciting few days and with more excitement to come.

The next two days will be dedicated to exploring the unforgettable Los Glaciares National Park and the incredible Perito Moreno Glacier. On day 6 we will take the 80km bus ride to the park accompanied by a National Park Guide, stopping for photos and learning all about the history and geology of the area and the fascinating mysticism surrounding the glacier along the way. We will reach the Andean Patagonian forest area and make our way to “Curva de los Suspiros” (Sighs Curve), for our first unforgettable sighting of the Perito Moreno. The rest of the day will be spent walking through the trails to the platforms and balconies that offer jaw-dropping viewpoints.

Day 7 will offer one of the most incredible experiences that can be had in the glaciers area as you partake in “Big Ice”, a breathtaking visit to the spectacular heart of the Perito Moreno Glacier. Firstly, you will take a thrilling boat ride across the Brazo Rici from Puerto Bajo Las Sombras. You will then take an hour long hike along the southern glacier where your guides will help you with your harnesses and crampons to begin your route across the glacier. You will experience a new world unfolding in front of your eyes as completely surrounded by the awe-inspiring ice you will explore impressive caves, crevices and blue lagoons, learning all about the environment and wildlife of the region as you go. As you enjoy lunch on the glacier this may well be one of the most memorable moments of your whole trip, if not your whole life, as the reality of walking on the most incredible glacier on the planet begins to set in.

3 night’s accommodation at Esplendor by Wyndham in El Calafate with all meals and mentioned activities included.

Buenos Aires
8 - 11Days

Buenos Aires

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 8 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.

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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.

Hotel Las Torres Patagonia

A former cattle ranch, Hotel Las Torres Patagonia is a beautiful property located in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park. Featuring wood panelled walls and unforgettable views of the surrounding mountains, this hotel offers warm hospitality and rustic chic. Guests will enjoy a unique close-to-nature travel experience.

Esplendor by Wyndham El Calafate

With fabulous views of Argentino Lake, the Andes Mountains and the city below, this elegant hotel in the centre of charming El Calafate is the perfect place in which to relax after a long day of exploring the nearby Los Glaciares national park. Guests to this stylishly designed hotel can delight in the Patagonian décor of the beautiful lobby, enjoy delicious cuisine in the onsite restaurant or take advantage of some relaxation time in the lovely indoor swimming pool and tranquil spa.

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