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The Best of Patagonia


This is the Bucket List for Patagonia!
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Why you'll love this tour!

This tour of Argentina and Chile’s Patagonia will bring you face to face with the dramatic scenery that has rewarded this region with fame while also exploring the authentic highlights of Argentina and Chile. Buenos Aires’ tango culture and architecture is mouth-watering, the glaciers in El Calafate are enormous, the Towers of Torres del Paine are just as colossal and, the smooth aromas of Santiago de Chile’s Wine Valley are simply heavenly.

Our local specialists and tour guides have designed and dialed in all the secret stops that any local would approve of.

What you can expect in every tour:
  • Choose any date, all tours have daily departures
  • Hand picked guides specialized for every excursion
  • 7 regional offices with 24/7 in country support
  • Transfers with English guide to/from all airports
  • Local specialists who live and guide the destination
  • Personal dining recommendations for food lovers
  • Incredibly comfortable authentic accommodations
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11 Day Travel Itinerary

Our tours depart any day of the year, there are no fixed departure dates. It’s really simply, we’ve designed some of the best experiences that cover your “bucket list” must see stuff in each destination. You can trust in our 20 years of experience, that everything will run just like clockwork.

Itinerary
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Day 1 - BUENOS AIRES

WELCOME TO ARGENTINA'S CAPITAL

For most travelers, Buenos Aires is the entry point to Argentina… and what an entrance it is: this vibrant city feels almost European! Its cosmopolitan population of Italian, Spanish, French, and many other nationalities, combined with stunning architecture, cultural activities and attractive neighborhoods with small shops, cafés, and international restaurants, make the atmosphere relaxed and welcoming.

Upon arrival, our local representative will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. After settling into your accommodation in the trendy neighborhood of Palermo, the rest of your afternoon and evening is free for you to spend at your leisure. We recommend exploring the area near your hotel where you’ll be able to soak up the atmosphere of this thrilling city stopping off at one of the nearby boutique cafés or lively wine bars. Having found somewhere for dinner and experienced one of South America’s top restaurant scenes, explore Buenos Aires’ nightlife at one of the local wine bars in Palermo, add an exclusive wine tasting to your itinerary or, take a stroll back to your hotel.

Tip: Porteños eat dinner late; usually restaurants will open their doors around 20:00.

Included: Private transfer from Buenos Aires airport to your hotel with assistance; Accommodation in Buenos Aires. (Meals – None).

For most travelers, Buenos Aires is the entry point to Argentina… and what an entrance it is: this vibrant city feels almost European! Its cosmopolitan population of Italian, Spanish, French, and many other nationalities, combined with stunning architecture, cultural activities ...

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DAY 2 - BUENOS AIRES

CITY HIGHLIGHTS & TANGO NIGHTS

Set off on a half-day walking tour with your private guide, learning all about the history and culture of beautiful Buenos Aires. Your guide will be a real porteño (resident of the city), who knows every barrio like the back of his/her hand. Together, you’ll head off to explore some of city’s historical hotspots, as well as some of the favourite local hangouts of your guides. It’s a great mix of experiences thrown into one. Getting an inside glimpse of Buenos Aires, you’ll go far beyond the guidebooks and swerve the tourist crowds, allowing you to see a different side of the city. At times, you’ll take public transport to cover the larger distances, while most of the tour will be on foot. After a few hours with your guide, the tour will finish at one of his/her favourite restaurants, where you can grab a well-deserved bite to eat (lunch not included). It’s a brilliant way to get a peek into the real porteño way of life.

In the evening, you’ll experience the best of tango while enjoying the finest Argentine cuisine and fabulous Malbec wines during the show. The tango show is one of the most authentic in Buenos Aires and you’ll come to appreciate the passionate and intense nature of Argentina’s beloved and beautiful art form.

Included: Private city tour with Guide and Public transportation; Tango show & dinner with Roundtrip transfers; Accommodation in Buenos Aires. (Meals – Breakfast, Dinner).

Set off on a half-day walking tour with your private guide, learning all about the history and culture of beautiful Buenos Aires. Your guide will be a real porteño (resident of the city), who knows every barrio like the back ...

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DAY 3 - BUENOS AIRES

LEISURE DAY

Today is free for you to spend at leisure. We recommend to do a bike tour to Tigre & San Isidro where you will be able to visit the Tigre landmarks such as Paseo Victoria, Tigre Museum, the artisan market called Mercado de Frutos’ with a 30 min stop (approx.), you will also take the train to San Isidro, where you will visit the main square with its historical buildings.

Included: Accommodation in Buenos Aires. (Meals – Breakfast).

Today is free for you to spend at leisure. We recommend to do a bike tour to Tigre & San Isidro where you will be able to visit the Tigre landmarks such as Paseo Victoria, Tigre Museum, the artisan market ...

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DAY 4 - EL CALAFATE

SOUTH TO PATAGONIA

Private transfer to the airport to take your flight to Calafate. If you’re lucky enough to land in El Calafate on a sunny day, you will have unforgettable views of the mountains and lakes right before you land. We will take you from the tiny airport to your hotel in town. El Calafate is a nice little town in an otherwise desolate area, with one main street where most of the restaurants and shops are centered, and a few streets leading off of it.

Start by getting your bearings by strolling around town and maybe pick out one of the local restaurants for lunch or dinner. It is often cold and windy here, so the lamb racks in the windows of restaurants, the lit fireplaces and the view of other travelers sipping from their wine glasses will be sure to tempt you inside. If you have a full afternoon available and feel like some fresh air and a walk, then head down to the bottom end of town to the Laguna Nimez Nature Reserve. You have to pay a small entrance fee but there is a beautiful circuit taking you through shrub-lands and wetlands and down to the lake’s edge. You’ll see all sorts of unusual birdlife down there, and if you aren’t a seasoned bird watcher, you can always borrow a bird guidebook from the nature reserve office to help spot the different species of bird. In the evening just relax, enjoy dinner and get a good night’s rest as tomorrow you’ll be visiting the Perito Moreno Glacier!

Included: Private transfer to Buenos Aires airport with assistance; Private transfer from Calafate to your hotel with assistance; Accommodation in Calafate. (Meals – Breakfast).

Private transfer to the airport to take your flight to Calafate. If you’re lucky enough to land in El Calafate on a sunny day, you will have unforgettable views of the mountains and lakes right before you land. We will ...

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Day 5 - LOS GLACIARES NAT'L PARK

SHOW STOPPER - PERITO MORENO

After breakfast, you’ll be picked up from your hotel and driven, as part of a small group, into the Patagonia Glacier National Park to the spectacular Perito Moreno Glacier. The views along the way are beautiful in their own right, and you’ll find it hard to tear your eyes away from such a dramatic landscape. Everything here is on a massive scale; with vast swathes of empty grassland and huge mountains – any sign of human inhabitancy looks tiny and insignificant.

After about 50 miles you’ll start to catch glimpses of the Perito Moreno ice wall as the road twists and turns its way through the Patagonia National Park. Stopping at a good vantage point you’ll be able to soak up this incredible glacier from afar before heading down to view it up close. The network of wooden walkways in the park allows you to get very close to the glacier wall and you’ll be able to see and hear huge chunks of ice breaking off and plunging into the icy waters below. After admiring this magnificent glacier from up-close, your transfer and group guide will take you back to your accommodation in El Calafate where the rest of the afternoon and evening is free to spend at leisure.

Note: If you’d like you can add the mini-trekking hike on the glacier’s surface to today’s itinerary check with your travel specialist. You’ll then be able to look forward to putting on your crampons and exploring the surface of the glacier in a unique and once in a lifetime experience!

Included: Group guided excursion w/ entrances; Accommodation in Calafate. (Meals – Breakfast).

After breakfast, you’ll be picked up from your hotel and driven, as part of a small group, into the Patagonia Glacier National Park to the spectacular Perito Moreno Glacier. The views along the way are beautiful in their own right, ...

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DAY 6 - EL CALAFATE & SURROUNDINGS

LEISURE DAY

Today is free for you to spend it at leisure, we recommend to take a full-day excursion to the town of El Chalten. The village of El Chalten is flanked by the snowcapped peaks of the mighty Fitz Roy mountain range. Mountaineers flock here from all over the globe to scale the challenging 3,443m Fitz Roy peaks, while hikers stick to the scenic trails that lead through the foothills to high glassy lakes.

Included: Accommodation in Calafate. (Meals – Breakfast).

Today is free for you to spend it at leisure, we recommend to take a full-day excursion to the town of El Chalten. The village of El Chalten is flanked by the snowcapped peaks of the mighty Fitz Roy mountain ...

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DAY 7 - CALAFATE TO TORRES DEL PAINE

TRAVEL & TREKKING IN PAINE

Today you will visit Torres del Paine National Park in a Full-day tour by 4×4 truck. Thanks to the structural strength of these vehicles, two old sections of the ex – Route 40 already in disuse (El Cerrito – Tapi Aike / Fuentes del Coyle – C. Carrera) are used in this journey, allowing to reduce some 200kms between rounds and avoid stopping to the restroom during the route, this generates a reduction of 2 total hours of the trip to the conventional excursion.

You will be picked up at 7 am approx. from your hotel. Crossing the Patagonian steppe from north to south you will arrive at the border crossing of Cancha Carrera (2hs 20 min), from where you will begin to cross the beautiful south of Chile until entering Torres del Paine National Park (Blue in Tehuelche language, in reference to the prevailing color), around 11.30 am you will make the first panoramic stop on Lake Sarmiento with all the Paine Range in front of you. You’ll stop at lakes, waterfalls, viewpoints; see guanacos and foxes, amongst other wildlife.

In Laguna Amarga, taking advantage of the potential of the 4x4s, you will go around the lagoon by its sand coasts, to gain access to the best panoramic view of the Torres del Paine. There you will make a stop for a short hike, then you will continue towards the Paine Waterfall where you will descend to do the picnic lunch on the bank of Paine River overlooking Las Torres. Once trekking again, and after stops in several viewpoints (Lagoon of the Swans, Upper Viewpoint of the Nordenskjold), you will arrive at the Salto Grande, from where a hike to the Mirador de Los Cuernos del Paine is made on the shores of Lake Nordenskjold. This walk is guided and lasts about 2 hours in total (From 2 to 4 pm approx.).

After this hike, you continue to a new vantage point, this time in the vicinity of Lake Pehoe, from where you will have one of the most famous views of the National Park, with the Horns and the French Valley in the background, framed by the Lakes Pehoe and Nordenskjold, from there you will also see, the Mounts Paine Grande and Almirante Nieto.

Restrictions: This excursion is not recommended for pregnant women, people suffering from diseases with a risk of functional or organic deterioration during walking, people with heart problems, balance, disabling diseases in relation to coordination and motor, disabilities, problems of the spine or neck. Due to its long duration and distances to go, it is very unadvisable for people with spinal problems, over 75, under 8, and overweight people. We strongly suggest that passengers have traveler assistance insurance.

Included: Group excursion with Guide, Transport in 4×4 Overland Trucks; Accommodation in Torres del Paine. (Meals – Breakfast, Box Lunch).

Today you will visit Torres del Paine National Park in a Full-day tour by 4×4 truck. Thanks to the structural strength of these vehicles, two old sections of the ex – Route 40 already in disuse (El Cerrito – Tapi ...

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DAY 8 - TORRES DEL PAINE

FULL DAY FREE HIKE IN PAINE

Today is left free for your leisure and to explore, of course, we highly recommend getting out into the fresh air and hiking, but whether you wake up at dawn and head out on a serious hike or take it easy with a light walk it’s entirely up to you. You can also decide to be accompanied by a guide or just study the map and hit the trail on your own. Whatever you choose, you can’t really go wrong! The Torres del Paine National Park is quite simply stunning and the location of your accommodation means that you’ll be able to enjoy views of the park’s famous tower-like mountains from the get-go.

If you’re up for the challenge, one of our favorite and most rewarding hikes is to the Base of the towers. This 11.2-mile hike runs alongside the Ascencio River passes through dense forest and winds up through a rough moraine until you arrive at the foot of the famous Towers. You can then descend along the same trail to the starting point at Laguna Amarga. Alternatively, you can go on a shorter 2.5-mile hike to the Cuernos (Horns) of Torres del Paine which is an easy-going and relatively flat half-day hike. The Horns Viewpoint trail is an eye-catching introduction to the National Park with the huge horns’ of the Paine accompanying you during the whole hike. You’ll also be able to stop off at Salto Grande Waterfall during the hike and admire its glacial blue waters which drop down a 50 ft. tall chute into the pool below which eventually runs into Lake Pehoe.

All that fresh Patagonia mountain air will definitely reset your system and we found that at the end of the day we couldn’t keep our eyes open and fell into bed for one of the best night’s sleep we’d had in a long time.

Tip for the day: Set off well equipped for rain or shine. The weather changes quickly in the mountains so you’ll want to be prepared. Please consider, depending on your accommodation, you may need transportation to some trekking starting points.

Included: Accommodation in Torres del Paine. (Meals – Breakfast).

Today is left free for your leisure and to explore, of course, we highly recommend getting out into the fresh air and hiking, but whether you wake up at dawn and head out on a serious hike or take it ...

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DAY 9 - TORRES DEL PAINE TO SANTIAGO

TRAVELING TO CHILE'S CAPITAL

At the arranged time, your private transfer will take you to Puerto Natales airport for your flight to Santiago.

Upon landing in Santiago de Chile, our local representative will be waiting for you to take you to your hotel. ‘Santiago is Chile’ say the Santiaguinos, and a visit to this great city will show you why. Located in central Chile, backed by the Andes to the east the city was founded in 1541 in the fertile valley in which it sits. After settling in your hotel, you´ll have the remainder of the day to explore at leisure.

Santiago is Chile’s cultural, commercial, industrial, and political center. A cosmopolitan city, with ample restaurants, bars, hotels, and shopping, from tiny boutique and craft fairs to giant shopping malls. There are cultural attractions such as art galleries, museums, theaters, opera and ballet, lively nightlife, plus parks, tree-lined streets, and distinct neighborhoods. You’ll see brand new high rises and large supermarkets next to old, shabby buildings. You’ll have to fend off vendors and peddlers on the busses but ride in peace and comfort on the ultra-modern subway system.

Included: Private transfer to Puerto Natales airport; Private transfer from Santiago airport to your hotel with assistance; Accommodation in Santiago. (Meals – Breakfast).

At the arranged time, your private transfer will take you to Puerto Natales airport for your flight to Santiago.

Upon landing in Santiago de Chile, our local representative will be waiting for you to take you to your hotel. ‘Santiago ...

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DAY 10 - SANTIAGO DE CHILE

SANTIAGO LIKE A LOCAL

Explore the exciting city of Santiago like a local with our fun and immersive city tour. Accompanied by your own private guide, you’ll discover hidden hotspots as well as the tourist highlights of Santiago. The trip begins with a subway ride to the Metro Station University of Chile. From here, you’ll wander along the main pedestrian city promenade, visiting iconic buildings such as the Palacio de Gobierno La Moneda and the Santiago Stock Exchange.

Next, you’ll set off towards Plaza de Armas, home to the gorgeous Cathedral, the Natural History Museum and the Central Post Office. You’ll stop at Vega Central for a traditional Chilean snack before heading into the colourful bohemian district of Bellavista, where you’ll try a classic Santiaguino drink. From here, you’ll hop in the cable car to the top of San Cristóbal, offering panoramic views over the entire city. Afterwards, your guide will give you some local options for lunch (not included) before leaving you to spend the rest of the day in Santiago exploring at your own pace.

Included: One way metro ticket, Private English speaking guide, Coffee at Café Haití, Sopaipilla or Churro at the Plaza de Armas (Main Square), Terremoto at restaurant Galindo or Venecia, Cablecar ticket; Accommodation in Santiago. (Meals – Breakfast).

Explore the exciting city of Santiago like a local with our fun and immersive city tour. Accompanied by your own private guide, you’ll discover hidden hotspots as well as the tourist highlights of Santiago. The trip begins with a subway ...

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DAY 11 - SANTIAGO DE CHILE

LEAVING CHILE OR ONWARD

You’ll be picked up at your hotel and transferred to the airport for your flight back home.

Included: Private transfer from the hotel to Santiago airport with assistance. (Meals – Breakfast).

You’ll be picked up at your hotel and transferred to the airport for your flight back home.

Included: Private transfer from the hotel to Santiago airport with assistance. (Meals – Breakfast).

Shared Experiences in

We have over 20 years experience building relationships with a short list of some of the best hotels and guides in Central & South America, from 7 regional offices in Latin America. We always aim to offer our tour packages with as little impact with the culture, by using shared transportation and/or private “like a local” excursions using public transportation. Let us know your travel dates and destination preferences, and we’ll match you with YOUR PERFECT Latin America experience. 

Shared Hotels & Pricing

(Price estimate for 2 people traveling together)

Option 1: Comfort
$2,339 /person
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Option 2: Superior
$2,559 /person
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Option 3: Luxury
$3,289 /person
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Concerns about traveling during COVID-19?
At Class Adventure Travel, the safety and health of our team and travelers is our top priority. Cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Central and South America have been confirmed, but are significantly fewer (aside from Brazil) than other regions and countries across the globe. Due to the recent pandemic, we have been redefined many of our travel itineraries and operational measures to help bring peace of mind while traveling with us in Latin America. The above tour packages can be organized with private transportation and a personal guide, to allow for social distancing while exploring destinations with our team. We are here for you. If you have any questions whatsoever, please do reach out so we can make sure your answers and mind are left at ease.

Any trip can be cancelled up to 2 weeks prior to arrival, if COVID-19 related.

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