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Bariloche Argentina

Lakes of Chile and Argentina

12 days from £3,100 pp
Santiago  → Puerto Varas  → Bariloche  → Buenos Aires

Santiago's vibrance, Chiloe's wonders, Andean majesty

A journey through the stunning lakes of Chile and Argentina. From the emerald lakes of the Andean Crossing to the mesmerising Lake Nahuel Huapi in Bariloche. Explore the shores, witness cascading falls, and let the serene atmosphere of the lakes captivate your senses.

Your adventure begins in Santiago, where you'll immerse yourself in the heart of the city, strolling through historic districts, ascending San Cristobal Hill for panoramic views, and discovering the modern side of Santiago's urban charm. The journey continues to Puerto Varas, a picturesque town with mesmerizing views and a taste of local life. Explore Chiloe Island's wonders, from charming cities to penguin colonies in high season or immerse yourself in the island's culture and history in low season.

The Andean Crossing awaits, guiding you through emerald lakes, cascading falls, and the breathtaking Andes mountains. As you arrive in Bariloche, Argentina's jewel, the natural beauty continues to enchant. Experience the thrill of discovering Lake Nahuel Huapi, ascend Cerro Campanario, and embark on a nature hike through Andean forests.

Your exploration culminates in Buenos Aires, a city of passion and culture. Uncover iconic sites, indulge in Argentine cuisine, and immerse yourself in the mesmerizing rhythms of Tango. Venture into the outskirts for a Gaucho experience, delving into the life and heritage of Argentina's cowboys.

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The itinerary…

Day 1: It's holiday time!

Chile Santiago

Santiago

Head to your chosen international airport and board your overnight flight to Santiago, Chile.

Day 2: Explore Santiago

Saintiago Chile

Santiago

Welcome to Santiago! After your transfer to your boutique hotel Le Reve. Get ready for a half-day tour like no other: dive into Santiago's heart, exploring iconic sites like the Plaza de Armas, the awe-inspiring Cathedral, and the regal Government Palace, "La Moneda" Take in the sprawling cityscape juxtaposed against the majestic Andes. Enjoy modern Santiago, with its chic neighbourhoods and bustling centre at your leisure for the rest of the day.

Day 3: Puerto Montt awaits

Chiloé Island

Chiloé Island

Wake up to a delectable breakfast at Le Reve Hotel, knowing that today's adventure will be even grander. A seamless transfer to the airport sets the pace for a short flight to Puerto Montt. As you touch down, be prepared to be captivated by the picturesque landscape, the vistas stretch from the town to the enchanting Chiloé Island and the looming volcanoes. Meander through Angelmó village, savouring local seafood. Return to the Cabaña del Lago Hotel for the night.

Day 4: A Chiloe Island Odyssey

Chiloe Island Chile

Chiloé Island

After breakfast prepare for a full day excursion to Chiloe Island. Prepare to be spellbound by Chiloe Island's wonders, high season promises an encounter with the adorable, non-flying seabirds - penguins! Embark on a ferry to Chiloe, unveiling the city of Ancud with its charming stops. From the Balneario de Caulin to the bird sanctuary, every moment is a treasure. And then, the highlight: Puñihuil Beach, where Magellanic and Humboldt penguins coexist in harmony, a sight found nowhere else on Earth.

Day 5: San Carlos de Bariloche

Bariloche Argentina

Bariloche, Argentina

After breakfast, today marks an extraordinary crossing. The Andes beckon! Begin the Andean Crossing, a voyage of enchantment. Traverse the Llanquihue Lake, encounter the mesmerizing Petrohué River Falls, and sail the emerald waters of Lago Todos Los Santos. Villa Peulla awaits, an oasis for exploration. Lunch amidst epic backdrop is an experience to savour. The journey continues through the heart of the Andes, with Chilean customs crossed, and Lake Nahuel Huapi comes into view. Witness the final leg by bus to Bariloche, Argentina's jewel captivating visitors year-round. This is a full day travelling but also a famous and not to be missed part of the trip! Upon your arrival at Puerto Pañuelo, you will be transferred to your hotel, Design Suites Bariloche for a restful nights sleep.

Day 6: Bariloche Discovery

Lake District Argentina

Lake District

Embark on a sightseeing adventure through the captivating natural wonders surrounding Bariloche. Marvel at the breathtaking vistas of Lake Nahuel Huapi, the majestic Mount Tronador, and the alluring Victoria Island. Ascend to the pinnacle of Cerro Campanario for a panoramic view of the Andes and the glistening lakes. Delight in leisurely hikes at Llao Llao Natural Reserve, guided by a local expert who will unveil the region's rich flora and fauna.

Day 7: Nature Hike near Llao Llao

L Lao Llao Natural Reserve Argentina Bariloche

Llao Llao Natural Reserve

Immerse yourself in the pristine beauty of the natural landscapes just adjacent to the Llao Llao Natural Reserve. Experience the splendour of Lakes Nahuel Huapi and Moreno as you embark on a half-day hiking escapade. Traverse through the serene Andean Forest, guided by professionals, and be captivated by the stunning lookout points that reveal the awe-inspiring scenery.

Day 8: Departure to Buenos Aires

Mine Hotel

Mine Hotel

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires and transfer to Mine hotel.

Day 9: Buenos Aires Exploration

Buenos Aires colon theatre

Colon Theatre, Buenos Aires

Take a guided through the heart of Buenos Aires. Explore iconic sites like Plaza de Mayo, a historic and political hub, and traverse the charming streets of San Telmo. Discover the elegance of Palermo and its cultural landmarks, including museums and embassies. The day culminates in an exquisite dinner and a mesmerizing Tango show at the La Ventana venue, complete with a private tango lesson and transport back to your hotel.

Day 10: Gaucho Experience

Gauchos Argentina

Gauchos, Argentina

Venture beyond the city limits to explore the verdant outskirts. As the landscape transforms, you'll journey through the plains of the Pampean region. Learn about the life of the Gauchos from your knowledgeable guide en route to the Estancia. Engage not only with nature but also with the rich cultural heritage of the Gauchos.

Day 11: Time to head home

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Ezeiza Airport for your return flight home.


Duration: 10 nights

Location: Chile Holidays, South America Holidays

Price: £3100pp

From £3,100pp based on two people sharing, excluding international flights.

The trip includes all accommodation and activities specified in the trip:

  • Transfers in Santiago, Puerto Montt and Puerto Varas, a private service with English-speaking guides.
  • The navigations (Andean Crossing, ferry to Chiloe island, and Puñihuil colony) operate in shared service with English speaking guide assistance

Rooms and meals as below:

  • 1 night at Le Reve Hotel - standard deluxe room, breakfast included.
  • 2 nights at the Cabana del Lago Hotel - standard room, breakfast included
  • 3 nights at Design Suites, junior suite, breakfast included
  • 3 nights at Mine Hotel, classic room including breakfast.
  • Lunch and dinner included as specified in trip details.

Excludes:

  • Single Supplements.
  • Meals not mentioned as included.
  • International flights to and from UK (expect these to cost from £1,000 pp for economy flights. Please note; pricing can change significantly depending on the time of year and how far in advance flights are booked.


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When to go

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January

The nation basks in sun-drenched days and balmy temperatures. This is prime time to explore Patagonia's pristine beauty, hike through national parks, and encounter awe-inspiring glaciers. Mar del Plata's coastal allure beckons with inviting beaches. The Andes thrill adventure seekers with hiking, mountain biking, and climbing. Urban centers like Buenos Aires offer bustling districts, outdoor dining, and cultural events. Argentina in January is brimming with energy and endless possibilities.

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February

February brings warmth and sunshine to Argentina. The grape harvest fills Mendoza and Salta's air with the scent of ripening fruit.

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March

March brings a delightful ambiance to Argentina with warm temperatures and abundant sunshine. It's an excellent time to explore the renowned wine regions of Mendoza and Salta as the grape harvest takes place, filling the air with the intoxicating aroma of ripening fruit. The northern provinces showcase autumn's beauty with stunning landscapes, while Iguazú Falls captivate with enhanced water levels, creating a truly unforgettable experience. Argentina in March offers a perfect blend of outdoor adventures and natural wonders to explore.

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April

April graces Argentina with comfortable temperatures and a gentle transition into autumn. The vibrant capital, Buenos Aires, is perfect for leisurely strolls through enchanting neighborhoods and exploring its rich cultural scene. Northwestern provinces like Salta and Jujuy come alive with a tapestry of changing colours, ideal for savouring renowned wine regions and vineyard tours. Patagonia's cooling weather sets the stage for outdoor activities amidst a breathtaking display of reds, oranges, and golds.

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May

May offer pleasant temperatures as autumn arrives. Buenos Aires reveals enchanting neighborhoods and cultural treasures. Northwestern provinces burst into a tapestry of colors—ideal for exploring renowned wine regions. Patagonia's cooling temperatures set the stage for picturesque hikes amidst reds, oranges, and golds.

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June

Winter descends in June, enticing snow sports enthusiasts to Andean ski resorts like Bariloche and Las Leñas. Patagonia transforms into a winter wonderland for exhilarating hikes. In Buenos Aires, indoor experiences like museums and tango shows thrive.

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July

In July, Argentina embraces a chilly atmosphere as winter takes hold. Cooler temperatures make it a prime time for winter activities. Ski resorts in the Andes, like Bariloche and Las Leñas, attract snow sports enthusiasts. Patagonia transforms into a captivating winter wonderland, inviting visitors to exhilarating winter hikes amidst snowy landscapes. Buenos Aires offers indoor experiences with cultural events, museums, and tango shows.

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August

August and September maintain winter in the south, offering skiing and whale migration views. Spring blooms in parks and gardens in Buenos Aires.

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September

September brings a transitional charm to Argentina's weather as the country emerges from winter. As spring takes hold, temperatures begin to rise, and the landscapes start to awaken with new life. Buenos Aires and other urban centers offer a pleasant atmosphere for outdoor strolls and cultural excursions. Wildlife enthusiasts can witness the impressive southern right whale migration along the Atlantic coast.

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October

October brings vibrant landscapes and pleasant temperatures. Vineyards awaken, and Buenos Aires hosts outdoor events. Northern provinces showcase blooming flowers and picturesque villages. Patagonia's milder climate suits outdoor activities.

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November

In November, Argentina experiences delightful weather as spring reaches its full bloom. The country enjoys pleasant temperatures and an array of vibrant landscapes. From the bustling streets of Buenos Aires to the picturesque villages in the northern provinces, the atmosphere is inviting for outdoor exploration. Vineyards come alive as new growth graces the wine regions, while Patagonia's milder climate makes it an ideal time for outdoor activities and hikes. Argentina in November offers a harmonious blend of comfortable weather and captivating natural beauty.

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December

Christmas spirit envelops Buenos Aires. Colorfully adorned streets host joyful celebrations. Patagonia shines in full summer splendor. From Andean peaks to pristine lakes, outdoor activities abound. Beaches and wild Patagonia offer unique family holiday experiences.

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