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Patagonia by land & sea

Buenos Aires, Calafate, Patagonia & Santiago

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.

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

Adventure, Couples, Cruise, Road trip

Description

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.

Itinerary

Stay

Location/route

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Fly to Buenos Aires
2 nights

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Alvear Palace
Fly to El Calafate
2 nights

El Calafate area, Argentina

Eolo
Fly to Ushuaia
4 nights

Southern Patagonia, Chile

Ventus Australis
3 nights

Near Puerto Natales, Patagonia, Chile

The Singular Patagonia
Fly to Santiago
2 nights

Santiago, Chile

The Singular Santiago
Fly home from Santiago

Location & Directions

Buenos Aires, Calafate, Patagonia & Santiago

The adventure starts in Buenos Aires, with a two night stay at the Alvear Palace. Explore the cosmopolitan capital of Argentina before flying south to El Calafate to begin your Patagonian exploration. Stay at Eolo, a beautiful ranch-style lodge surrounded by stunning Patagonian scenery and within reach of Perito Moreno glacier. From here, fly down to the southernmost tip of South America and board your cruise on the Australis, sailing up towards Punta Arenas soaking in the impressive scenery. Disembark and head for the iconic peaks of Torres del Paine, spending days trekking and exploring with the Singular Patagonia as your base. The final stop on the journey is Santiago, Chile's charming capital and a gastronomic hub. Stay at the Singular Santiago before flying back home.

When to go

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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