Valid Until: Saturday, October 29, 2016
Valid Until:Saturday, October 29, 2016
Begin your trip with two nights in Buenos Aires and a day to explore the city. In addition to our 'Four Balconies of Buenos Aires' tour you can explore the Parana River delta or take in a tango dinner show. Then, you will fly to Bariloche in the Lakes District of northern Patagonia. On the first day we suggest our Grand Circuit excursion. Other optional excursions in the Lakes District of Argentina include day hikes, kayaking, bicycle tours, golf, fishing, excursions to national parks, the 'Route of the Seven Lakes' drive to San Martin de los Andes. You will also want some time to wander the streets of Bariloche on your own. In Bariloche you will find plenty of good shopping, including boutique chocolate shops, as well as a variety of regional and international restaurants. From Bariloche you will cross the Andes into Chile on the fabulous Lakes Crossing, one of South America's most spectacular journeys. From Bariloche you will cross Lake Nahuel Huapi by boat, then by bus across the border into Chile, then another scenic boat crossing Lake Todos los Santos. For three nights you will be based in the lovely town of Puerto Varas on Lake Llanquihue. Suggested excursions include a day trip to Chiloe Island and a day around Lake Llanquihue to the Osorno Volcano and Petrohue Falls. Other optional excursions include nature hikes in Alerce Andino National Park, sea kayaking the Relancavi Fjord, whitewater rafting the Rio Petrohue, cycling around Vicente Perez Rosales National Park. Fly from Puerto Montt to Santiago. You may connect with an evening int'l departure or opt to spend some time in and around Santiago. Optional trip extensions in Chile include Torres del Paine National Park in southern Patagonia (with direct flights from Puerto Montt to Punta Arenas), Easter Island and the Atacama Desert in northern Chile.
Some hotels will let you use their facilities (gym, spa, pool, beach, etc.) for a reduced day pass. This can be great for layovers!