Patagonia by land & sea

Buenos Aires, Calafate, Patagonia & Santiago

At a Glance

  • Combine outdoor adventures in Patagonia with the vibrant and cosmopolitan cities of Buenos Aires and Santiago

  • Enjoy fine wines and dining in Buenos Aires & Santiago, both of which enjoy a fantastic gastronomic scene

  • Explore the spectacular landscapes of Patagonia by cruise and on land - sailing up from Ushuaia and staying just outside Torres del Paine National Park

  • Best time to travel from November to March, when Patagonia is enjoying its summer season

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Best time to Visit

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Average time to visit

Buenos Aires is a year round destination although October through to April is considered the best time to visit as temperatures are warmer. January is the hottest month with an average temperature of 25°C (76°F) and the coldest is July at 12°C (53°F).

Southern Patagonia is best visited from November to March when temperatures are milder but visitors should be prepared for strong winds and changeable weather at any time. It is worth considering traveling outside this time, especially rewarding in April (for autumn colors) or October (for spring flowers) because winds can drop significantly and there are fewer visitors in the National Parks. May to September is winter and many hotels in Southern Patagonia close for the season. Santiago is a year-round destination but the most pleasant months to visit are October to April.

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Itinerary

Voyage through unimaginable Patagonian scenery on this two-week adventure, taking in Buenos Aires and Santiago, cruising the fjords and glaciers of southern Patagonia and trekking in the shadow of the iconic Torres del Paine massif.

This exciting journey will take you from Buenos Aires to Santiago, traveling through Argentina and Chile to take in the best of southern Patagonia and its impressive landscapes.

Begin in cosmopolitan Buenos Aires with its contrasting neighborhoods and distinctly European feel. Using the elegant Alvear Palace as your base, sample fine Argentinean wines and that world-famous steak, explore the city by bike and get out of the hustle and bustle on a day trip to the tranquil Tigre Delta. From here, a short flight brings you to El Calafate and the start of your Patagonian adventure.

Check into Eolo, a remote ranch-style property which is surrounded by lush valleys and peaks such as Mount Frías, inviting horse-riding and trekking adventures. Eolo is within easy reach of the ethereal Perito Moreno glacier, the world's largest advancing glacier where chunks of ice crash down into the water ahead of you creating an unforgettable spectacle. Spend three days enjoying the peaceful setting and exploring the grounds before flying down to Ushuaia where you will board your Patagonian Cruise through the spectacular series of channels, fjords and glaciers which pave the way to Punta Arenas.

This four night expedition cruise passes through Tierra del Fuego, where excursions to Cape Horn and Magellan Strait are to be enjoyed. Look out for a variety of penguin species, elephant seals and even whales on this memorable journey through some of Patagonia's most remote regions and the mind-blowing scenery that presents itself along the way.

Disembark at Punta Arenas and transfer to the Singular Patagonia which overlooks the Fjord of Last Hope, a fine example of rugged Patagonian scenery which sits a short distance from the iconic jagged massif of Torres del Paine. The region seems perfectly crafted to adventure enthusiasts and offers exhilarating trekking, cycling and drives, as well as speedboat adventures, glacier explorations and even wildlife spotting. Spend three nights here before flying up to Santiago, the final stop on your trip.

Santiago combines the modern with the traditional to form an exciting and dynamic metropolis, surrounded by snow-capped Andean peaks and boasting a wealth of history. The Singular Santiago is your home for the final nights, a charming property which can be found in Lastarria, one of Santiago's most characterful neighborhoods. Stylish and comfortable, this is the perfect place to end your trip and enjoy Santiago's flourishing gastronomic scene and close proximity to some of the world's most renowned vineyards.

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  1. Fly to Buenos Aires

  2. Days 1-2: Alvear Palace

    Buenos Aires, Argentina

    The luxury Alvear Palace hotel is exquisitely decorated in classic Belle Epoque style and is ideally located at the heart of Buenos Aires' elegant Recoleta district. The Alvear Palace boasts a stunning roof terrace and service that is second to none.

  3. Fly to El Calafate

  4. Days 3-5: Eolo

    El Calafate area, Argentina

    Eolo is a luxurious and remote ranch-style lodge, located 30km outside the town of El Calafate in Argentina's breathtaking Patagonia region, enjoying panoramic views on the eastern face of Mount Frías from within a 3,000 hectare private estate.

  5. Fly to Ushuaia

  6. Days 5-8: The Singular Patagonia

    Near Puerto Natales, Patagonia, Chile

    A unique hotel, the Singular Patagonia started life as a cold storage plant now transformed into a luxury hotel. The Singular is ideally located to explore the Chilean fjords, Patagonian wilderness and the nearby Torres del Paine National Park.

  7. Days 8-12: Ventus Australis

    Southern Patagonia, Chile

    Take an unforgettable voyage on the Ventus Australis through Tierra del Fuego's spectacular fjords, glaciers and channels separating Chile and Argentina. Enjoy visits to Cape Horn and the Magellan Strait, as well as marine wildlife-spotting opportunities.

  8. Fly to Santiago

  9. Days 12-14: The Singular Santiago

    Santiago, Chile

    The Singular Santiago is located in the charming area of Lastarria one of Santiago's most characterful neighborhoods with its galleries, street cafes and park. The Singular offers style in abundance, spacious guest rooms and a prime location.

  10. Fly home from Santiago

Experiences

  • A Night at the Opera

    Considered to be one of the finest opera houses in the world - enjoy a spectacular evening at the Opera in Buenos Aires in the splendid surroundings of the iconic Teatro Colon.

  • Argentine Cooking with Fernando Mayoral

    Having worked in some of the world's best restaurants through Argentina, California, Brazil, Hong Kong and France, Fernando Mayoral has returned to Buenos Aires and offers an interactive and authentic introduction to the art of Argentine cookery.

  • Bespoke Buenos Aires: Wine

    Discover some of Argentina's best wines on this bespoke, sommelier led tour of Buenos Aires' bars and wine stores. Choose the theme that appeals to you most and find some true gems with the help of your expert guide.

  • Bike Tour South: Contrasts of Buenos Aires

    Explore the contrasting neighborhoods of southern Buenos Aires by bike and observe the great diversity of its influences, ranging from African and indigenous cultures to heavily European areas.

  • Chile's Gastronomic Traditions Tour

    Enjoy an intimate lunch with one of Chile's top chefs, Maria Eugenia Terrangno, to learn the secrets of Chile's gastronomic heritage savouring home-made pisco sours and exquisite dishes in the relaxed, intimate atmosphere of her own home.

  • Day trip to Cascades d'Ouzoud

    Escape the bustling streets of Marrakech and head towards Demnat and the Cascades d'Ouzoud, a beautiful cascading waterfall. Stop for a picturesque Berber lunch near the waterfalls and visit a traditional water mill.

  • Discover Santiago

    Discover the highlights of Santiago on a half day walking tour exploring the cultural and historic highlights from bohemian Bellavista to the colonial quarter and Chile's largest seafood market.

  • Esquina Carlos Gardel Tango

    Dine on entrecôte and sip Malbec while tango dancers perform moves such as boleos and gaunchos at Esquina Carlos Gardel, one of Buenos Aires' top tango shows and one of Gardel's favorite haunts. Tickets include VIP dinner, the show & private transfers.

  • Mini Ice Trek Perito Moreno

    Explore the majestic Perito Moreno glacier up close on this half day mini-trekking excursion. Kitted with ropes and crampons, you'll walk on the 20-story high, 3-mile wide glacier for spectacular views of the lakes and lagoons (age restrictions apply).

  • Patagonia Gourmet Glacier Cruise

    Explore the dramatic scenery of Los Glaciares National Park on this exclusive cruise, experiencing some of the best in Patagonian landscapes from on board a comfortable ship with delicious lunch included, reaching the Perito Moreno Glacier.

  • Wine and Valparaiso

    Valparaíso is a must see for any visitor to Chile, where history mingles with quirky, bohemian cafes, artists’ workshops, and street art to create a city full of character and with surprises. Combine with a visit to the vineyards of the Casablanca Valley.

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Buenos Aires, Calafate, Patagonia & Santiago

 

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