Project Argentina: POST TOUR Patagonia Extension
Price: GB£2,635 / US$3,295 per person (Single Supplement GB£695 / US$875)
Duration: 6 Days from 05 October 2024
Highlights: Puerto Natales, Torres del Paine and Milodon Cave, Lake Grey, Balmaceda and
Serrano Glaciers, Santiago
Includes: See below Day 6 of itinerary for full details of all inclusions
Day 1 (05 October 2024) - End of main tour and transfer overland to Puerto Natales
At the end of the Argentina Patagonia tour, journey overland from El Calafate to Puerto Natales for a three-night stay. Puerto Natales is a port city on the Señoret Channel and is the gateway to Torres del Paine National Park to the northwest, and the port for boats touring the Patagonian fjords. The Municipal Historical Museum in the city centre exhibits artifacts from the region’s indigenous population. To the north is the vast Mylodon Cave, once inhabited by prehistoric, sloth-like mylodons.
Day 2 - Visit Torres del Paine, Milodon Cave and Lake Grey/Grey Glacier (including lunch)
Today join a full day of sightseeing tour to Torres del Paine, including a visit to the Milodon Cave and ending with a visit to Grey Glacier. This full day excursion through the National Park will provide wonderful views onto the Torres Massif and its jagged peaks. Some short hikes enable visitors to reach the most beautiful viewpoints in the park, and to become acquainted with the wealth of flora and fauna found in the area. Grey Glacier is one of Torres del Paine's most spectacular glaciers, which tumbles into the serene Lago Grey. Grey Glacier is part of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, and at its peak is 30metres high, and around 6km wide.
Day 3 - Full day Balmaceda and Serrano Glacier sightseeing (including lunch)
Today we take a boat trip to visit Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers. Almost untouched by man, the Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers are part of the Patagonian ice fields, in the southern part of Torres del Paine National Park. Sail through the 'Ultima Esperanza Fjord' from Puerto Natales on this boat trip. Surrounded by pine trees, Serrano Glacier transcends deeply into a lagoon and changes colour depending on the light. The astonishing Balmaceda glacier is found in Bernardo O’Higgins National Park. Overnight in Puerto Natales.
Day 4 - Fly to Santiago
Today join a flight to Santiago for a two-night stay. Santiago, Chile’s capital, and largest city, sits in a valley surrounded by the snow-capped Andes and the Chilean Coast Range. It is a wonderful place for strolling, and each neighbourhood has its unique flavour and tone.
Day 5 - Day at leisure in Santiago with optional excursions available
Spend the day at leisure in the city of perhaps join an optional excursion to visit some of the famous wineries in the area. Optional excursions will be available. Overnight in Santiago.
Day 6 (10 October 2024) - Join your return flight or perhaps extend your stay
Today is the last day of the tour. Join your return flight unless you have chosen to extend your stay.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN MY TOUR?
Tour Price GB£2,635 / US$3,295 per person*
*Please note these costings are based on June 2021 prices and are subject to change
The price is for the tour from hotel check-in on Day 1 to your hotel check-out on Day 6.
Bed and breakfast accommodation is provided in hotels throughout the tour and all transfers, transportation, flights and local excursions as outlined in the itinerary (if applicable) are included. Other meals are not included, and some excursions are offered on an optional basis closer to the tour departure date (the word 'optional' is used to describe these).
Accommodation is provided in twin or double bed hotel rooms with a private bathroom. We are usually able to arrange shared accommodation with a person of the same gender - this is known as 'twin share' accommodation.
A limited number of rooms for sole occupancy are available at a single room supplement of GB£695 / US$875.
Flight packages from London and the US will be offered by our flight partner approximately 11 months in advance of the tour departure (when all fares and schedules are available) or you can arrange your own International flights if you prefer.
Current economy air fares from London to Buenos Aires and return from Santiago are between about GB£870.00 and GB£1440.00 and from the US about US$935.00 to US$1755.00 (depending on the departure point within the US).
Airport transfers and assistance are included on arrival and departure days if you take advantage of the International flight package offered by our flight partner. If you choose to arrange your own International flights, then the meet point is the hotel on Day 1 and the tour ends at the hotel on the final day.
You will find further details about what to expect on the Project Argentina/Chile FAQ page here.