Santiago to Buenos Aires Tour & the Andes

Cruise the Andean Lakes from Chile to Argentina on your way to Buenos Aires

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10 Days / 9 Nights

Cruise the Andean Lakes from Chile to Argentina on your way to Buenos Aires

Experience the Andes mountains, the Lake District and Buenos Aires on this Chile & Argentina Tour. Travel from Santiago de Chile along the Pacific coast to Puerto Varas, stopping for wine tasting and relaxing on the beach in Valparaíso and Viña del Mar. Take a scenic cruise through Chile's Lake District, passing by crystal clear glacial lakes, snow-capped volcanoes, and stunning views of the Andes Mountains. Explore the picturesque town of Bariloche before finishing your Chile and Argentina tour in Buenos Aires, the capital and cultural heartbeat of Argentina.

Note: Some tours are subject to change without prior notice depending on availability, weather conditions, or other external cause.

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This tour includes:

  • 9 Nights in high-quality hotels
  • All Breakfasts
  • 1 Tango Dinner-Show
  • All Transfers & Entrance Fees (except for Cerro Tronador)
  • English-speaking Guides

Highlights:

  • Santiago, the Chilean capital
  • Casablanca Valley, the main white wine valley in Chile
  • ValparaΓ­so, a UNESCO World Heritage seaside town
  • Puerto Varas, a picturesque German town
  • Lake District Cruise from Chile to Argentina
  • Bariloche, 'the Aspen of South America'
  • Bariloche Small Circuit & Cerro Tronador Tours
  • Buenos Aires, the Argentine capital
  • Buenos Aires Dinner & Tango Show

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Santiago vista and the Andes mountains

Arrival in Santiago

Day 1

Arrive in Santiago, the cosmopolitan capital of Chile. The gateway to the magnificent Andes mountain range, Santiago sits between impressive peaks and the Pacific Ocean. Your tour guide will greet you upon arrival and escort you to your hotel. After a short rest, explore this vibrant and beautiful city on a tour. Visit the historic district, the modern center and Santa Lucia Hill for a panoramic view of the metropolis.

Casablanca Valley in Chile

Casablanca Valley

Day 2

Discover the Casablanca Valley today. The region’s fertile soils and ideal climatic conditions for cultivating wine grapes have made it famous for producing some of Chile's most exquisite wines. Casablanca is renowned for its white wines in particular and is the main producer of Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc in the country. Visit three vineyards to learn about the cultivation, harvesting and processing of grapes and taste a variety of vintages made from French and German grapes.

 

Beautifully painted homes in Valparaiso Chile

ValparaΓ­so & ViΓ±a del Mar

Day 3

Depart Santiago and travel 120kms towards the coast to Valparaiso, a charming UNESCO World Heritage Site. This bohemian city boasts bright, colorful houses nestled in the hills, spacious green parks, historical monuments, arresting public murals and bustling bars and restaurants. Meander through the many public squares and head to the top of the hills to appreciate a picturesque view of the sparkling Pacific Ocean and the city below. Continue to Viña del Mar, also known as the Garden City and famous for its casinos, historic palaces and beaches. After lunch, admire the most significant landmark in the town, the Flower Clock, and spend some time relaxing on the beach. Return to your hotel in Santiago in the afternoon.


Note: Lunch is not included today.

 

Puerto Varas tour in Chile mountains and flowers

Puerto Varas - Chile's Lake District

Day 4

Embark on an adventure to the breathtakingly beautiful Lake District this morning. Transfer to the Santiago airport and board a flight to Puerto Montt. Meet your guide and travel 20kms north to arrive at Puerto Varas, a quaint and cozy German town idyllically located on the shores of Llanquihue Lake. Check into your hotel and spend your first night in the enchanting ambiance of northern Patagonia.

Osorno Volcano in Chile

Puerto Varas to Peulla Lake Crossing

Day 5

This morning, enjoy a scenic drive along the shores of Llanquihue Lake. Be amazed at the sight of the majestic Calbuco Volcano to the south and the Osorno Volcano to the north. As the tour continues, encounter the picturesque snow-capped Andes mountains, alpine lakes and green meadows. Stop at Petrohué Falls and gaze up at the cascading torrents of water. Board a catamaran and sail through Todos los Santos Lake beneath the shadow of the imposing Puntiagudo Volcano before arriving at Peulla, a small town located on the shores of the lake.

Bariloche Chile in the spring or summer

Peulla to Bariloche Lake Crossing

Day 6

Say goodbye to Chile today and cross the border into Argentina. Travel to Puerto Frías on the banks of Frías Lake. Journey by coach and boat from Puerto Blest to Puerto Panuelo and sail along the Nahuel Huapi Lake to arrive in Bariloche. The capital of Argentina's Lake District, Bariloche is also a popular ski resort.

Mt Tronador in Bariloche

Cerro Tronador Tour

Day 7

Follow a scenic route with views of the lakes, snow-capped mountains and forests. The area is also the source of the Manso River which flows all the way to the Pacific Ocean. Marvel at the Ventisquero Negro, a dark-colored glacier from Cerro Tronador. Once at the base of this towering volcano, take a short hike around the area to appreciate each unique facet of the mighty peak. The mountain’s name means “thunder” from the Spanish trueno and refers to the deafening sound of snow that occasionally falls from its peaks and crashes onto its slopes. Take pleasure in Mother Nature’s creations while walking through the Nahuel Huapi National Park. Note the exotic vegetation, crystalline waters and diversity of wildlife. After experiencing the area’s natural phenomenon, return to Bariloche in the afternoon.


Note: Entrance fee is to be paid directly on the spot.

 

Bariloche Campanario Hill chairlift

Small Circuit & Panoramic Views

Day 8

Today, take a traditional tour in Bariloche and be enchanted by its captivating landscapes. Travel along the city’s west side adjacent to Nahuel Huapi Lake, and arrive at the foot of Campanario Hill. Ride a chairlift to the summit and enjoy a clear view of the snow-capped mountains, islands and expansive lakes. To the south, admire the luxurious Llao Llao Hotel located between Lopez and Capilla Hills. Delight in the sight of the gorgeous Llao Llao Peninsula and its neighboring lakes and then make your way back to Bariloche, pausing to admire Lopez Lake and the Trebol Lagoon. Return to Bariloche and afterward, check out of your hotel and transfer to the airport to board a flight to Buenos Aires, the culturally eclectic capital of Argentina.

 

Obelisk in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires City Tour

Day 9

Explore the Argentine capital and bask in its incredible diversity on a half-day city tour. Head downtown to discover the impressive Obelisk monument and the traditional but lively southern barrios of La Boca and San Telmo, renowned as the centers of tango culture. Experience the contrast of the aristocratic Recoleta barrio and the trendy neighborhood of Palermo in the north. Wander along the waterfront at the modern and romantic Puerto Madero, the renovated harbor area. In the evening, get a taste of authentic Argentine culture and enjoy the drama and skill displayed by professional dancers at a tango show.

Buenos Aires along the river in Puerto Madero

Depart from Buenos Aires

Day 10

Transfer to the international airport in Buenos Aires to fly back home or continue your adventures in South America.

 


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10 Days / 9 Nights

Cruise the Andean Lakes from Chile to Argentina on your way to Buenos Aires

Experience the Andes mountains, the Lake District and Buenos Aires on this Chile & Argentina Tour. Travel from Santiago de Chile along the Pacific coast to Puerto Varas, stopping for wine tasting and relaxing on the beach in Valparaíso and Viña del Mar. Take a scenic cruise through Chile's Lake District, passing by crystal clear glacial lakes, snow-capped volcanoes, and stunning views of the Andes Mountains. Explore the picturesque town of Bariloche before finishing your Chile and Argentina tour in Buenos Aires, the capital and cultural heartbeat of Argentina.

Note: Some tours are subject to change without prior notice depending on availability, weather conditions, or other external cause.

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