Torres del Paine and Calafate Tour

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Torres del Paine and Calafate Tour

From Santiago de Chile to Buenos Aires via Patagonia

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8 Days / 7 Nights

From Santiago de Chile to Buenos Aires via Patagonia

This 8-day Patagonia & Buenos Aires Tango Tour begins in Puerto Natales, Patagonia, 63 mi from Chile's most beautiful national park, Torres del Paine. During your two free days, visit a penguin colony, take a city tour or spend a full day exploring the national park. Then cross to the Argentine Patagonia to admire the Perito Moreno glacier, the world's largest advancing glacier. Finish in Buenos Aires with a city tour, tango dance show & an authentic Argentine dinner. This is a great option for honeymooners as well as wildlife enthusiasts.

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This tour includes:
  • All accommodations
  • All breakfasts in hotels
  • Other meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All transfers*
  • Tours and entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Professional, English-speaking guides
  • Transfer in Puerto Natales don't include guide

  • Torres del Paine
  • Perito Moreno Glaciar in El Calafate
  • Buenos Aires
  • Tango dinner show
Day 1

Arrival in Puerto Natales

Upon arribal at Punta Arenas airport, a driver will pick you up and take you to Puerto Natales, the gatewat to Torres del Paine National Park.

Puerto Natales, Puerto Natales Chile, Puerto Natales Patagonia, Puerto Natales Church

Day 2

Torres del Paine Tour

Leave Puerto Natales to visit the renowned Torres del Paine National Park. Its attractive comes from its picture-perfect landscapes, including the Paine Horns, Paine Towers, Amarga Lagoon, Salto Grande Falls, and Grey Lake.
On route, stop at the Milodon Cave, one of Chile's national monuments which consists of a series of caves located on top of a cliff, one of them containing the remains of a pre-historic sloth called milodón.
Return to Puerto Natales in the late afternoon.

Day 3

Blamaceda Cruise

Today, sail Balmaceda Lake to see the Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers, located in the biggest national park in Chile: Bernardo O'Higgins, named after one of the independence heroes of the country.
As you board the boat, you might see a colony of sea lions resting on the rocky coastline. This friendly animals of brown fur are commonly found in South America. 
Take in the Guanaco Island and the Last Hope Sound, and learn about the fascinating history of sailor Juan Ladrillero, who explored this waters looking for the Strait of Megellan.
Arrive in Bernanrdo O'Higgins National Park and reach Balmaceda Glacier. Chunks of ice tend to fell off from this massive glacier and sunk into the waters, creating an unforgettable sight.
Sail to the northern part of Balmaceda Mount and take in the pristine Serrano Glacier.
Once you leave the boat, walk through a forest of native tree and discover its flora and fauna. After some rest, continue your hike towards the foot of the Serrano Glacier, where you will enjoy a local lunch.
Transfer back to your hotel in Puerto Natales.

Balnaceda Glacier, Balmaceda O'Higgins National Park, O'Higgins National Park, Chilean Glaciers, Patagonian Glaciers

Day 4

Transfer to El Calafate

After breakfast, hit the road on a bus journey through southern Patagonia, from Chile into Argentina. El Calafate is the starting point for trekkers and those who want to see the Perito Moreno Glacier, the world's largest advancing glacier. Check in to the 3* Hosteria Kau Yatun and relax for the night. Located on the outskirts of the city, this hotel overlooks Lago Argentino, and offers a tapas bar, games and reading room, and gym with views of the lake.

Day 5

Perito Moreno Glacier Tour

Start the day with breakfast in the hotel, and then join a group for a full day tour to the Perito Moreno Glaicer. The scenic drive through the Los Glaciares National Park passes through beautiful forests and lakes, and allows you to see the glacier from multiple angles. Then get up close and explore the glacier along the Rico branch of Lago Argentino. This glacier is famous for its chunks of ice breaking off and crashing into the lake. Once the ice makes contact with the lake, the warmer temperature of the water triggers a process called calving, which results in the dramatic breaking off of ice. You can also walk around the marked walkways to view the glacier. Return to El Calafate in the late afternoon.

Day 6

Transfer to Buenos Aires

Transfer to the airport and fly to Buenos Aires. A guide will greet you at the airport and take you to your selected hotel.

Day 7

Buenos Aires City Tour

Today you can enjoy a 4 hour city tour of Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina and the so-called capital of Tango. In this city, porteños love to dance, eat dinner and drink wine late into the night. You'll fall in love with Buenos Aires as you visit it's distinctive neighborhoods, learn it's fascinating history, and see it's European-style architecture and culture. Visit the Obelisk, located on the 9 de Julio Ave (the widest street in the world), as well as the Colon Theater, the Embassy of France, the Plaza de Mayo, the Plaza San Martín, and the financial district. Also visit the neighborhoods of La Boca, San Telmo, Montserrat, Recoleta, Palermo, and Puerto Madero. In the evening, enjoy a tango show and dinner at the Tango Porteño House, located on 9 de Julio Ave. While professional musicians and dancers serenade you, enjoy a delicious Argentina meal and wine. The transfer back to your hotel is included.

Day 8

Departure from Buenos Aires

After breakfast, transfer from your hotel to the Buenos Aires International Airport (EZE) for your flight home or to your next destination in South America.

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