Buenos Aires Bariloche Torres del Paine Calafate Patagonian Cruise Santiago

A wonderful itinerary that takes in the very best of Patagonia on both sides of the border. From Buenos Aires, the journey zigzags across the Andes from the picturesque forests and snow-capped volcanoes of the Lake District to the ice fields and majestic granite peaks of the deep south and culminates in a classic cruise through lush, glacier topped fjords and the wind-swept rocks of Cape Horn.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Experience the colours and culture of Buenos Aires
  • Immerse yourself in traditional gaucho culture
  • Hike in the magnificent Torres del Paine National Park
  • Cruise across the face of the awesome Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Navigate the breathtaking Patagonian Fjords

What’s included

  • Private tours for most included activities
  • Meet & greet airport service
  • Luxury or boutique accommodation at your chosen level
  • Expert guides in each destination
  • 5 Day Patagonian Cruise


This is an example itinerary. It is fully flexible; you can add or detract days and include hotels at your chosen budget. It departs daily.



Price Guide

$15000 – $25000 pp

Our quotes are bespoke for your customised trip. The prices displayed are indicative only, read more

Day 1

Fly to Buenos Aires

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Day 2

Buenos Aires – the Paris of the Americas!

On arrival into Buenos Aires, you will be met and driven into the city and onto your hotel in easy reach the capital’s many attractions.After a night to recover from the flight, you have the chance to explore Buenos Aires, the “Paris of the America’s”. Visit the Pink Palace and Recoleta’s famous cemetery, famous last resting place of Evita, or head to the antique markets of San Telmo or the colourful cobbled streets of La Boca. There is so much to see and do in the capital and why not round off your stay with a Tango Show and Dinner or a street-eats dinner tour of Palermo.

Day 3-5

Bariloche & Northern Patagonia

Fly south to Bariloche at the northern edge of Argentine Patagonia, a charming town overlooking the picture-post Lake Nahuel Huapi surrounded by towering Andean peaks, raging waterfalls and old-growth forest. Spend 3 days exploring the breathtaking national parks and wonderful “Circuito Chico” and “7 Lakes” driving routes”. There is excellent hiking, riding, biking and boat-trips out on the lake while further afield, you can walk amidst the eerie rock formations of the “Enchanted Valleys”, visit remote estancias surrounded by desolate Patagonian steppe or gaze at the “black Glacier” of the Tronador Volcano.

Day 6

Puerto Varas & the Chilean Lake District

Today, you cross the border into Chile via the Full Day Lake Crossing, a stunning journey by boat and bus that cuts through the heart of the Andes navigating a succession of glacier-fed lakes and mountain passes to reach Puerto Varas.

Day 7-10

The Torres del Paine National Park!

Fly south to the tip of Chile and head into South America’s most impressive national park, the Torres del Paine, a magnificent area of towering jagged peaks, thunderous waterfalls and huge glaciers that epitomises the natural majesty of Patagonia. Stay at an all-inclusive mountain lodge or tented camp and hike, ride, paddle or enjoy jeep safaris to immerse yourself in the glorious landscapes. For walkers, the French Valley and Towers Viewpoint are unmissable while for photographers, the Lake Grey boat-trip weaves through multi-hued icebergs up to the face of Glacier Grey itself.

Day 11-12

Calafate & the Perito Moreno Glacier

Head back across the border to the bustling town of Calafate overlooking Lake Argentino. Calafate sits at the heart of Argentina’s Los Glaciares National Park, home to the awesome Perito Moreno Glacier, the world’s largest (and only advancing glacier) outside of the poles. Visit the glacier, take a boat-trip up to the face of the ice combined perhaps with lunch at a traditional estancia or even an ice-hiking experience – an incredible way to round off your stay.

Day 13-17

Ushuaia & a 5 Day Patagonian Cruise

Fly south to Ushuaia and, time-allowing, visit the Tierra del Fuego National Park taking a ride on the “Train to the end of the world”. The following day, you will board your vessel for a 5 day cruise through the breathtaking Patagonian islands, fjords and inlets that make up the southern tip of South America. Each day, you will join guided excursions to take in the region’s resident mountains, glaciers and rich wildlife. The vessel follows in the footsteps of the explorers Robert Fitzroy and Charles navigating the iconic Beagle Channel and Straits of Magellan and even includes, weather permitting, a visit to Cape Horn itself.

Day 18


Disembark the cruise in Punta Arenas and fly north to Santiago for a final night in South Amrica.

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Day 19

Fly home

A note on price

The prices outlined above are a rough guide to give you an idea of costs and enable you to budget for your trip.

Guide prices are generally for private arrangements based on twin share, in well located, good quality accommodation (excluding international flights).

Please note costs are indicative and may vary due to a number of factors such as; travel date, hotel choice, room category, number of people travelling and prevailing exchange rates.

Price Guide $15000 – $25000 per person

When to travel

jan feb mar apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec

Argentina’s weather is as diverse as the country’s landscapes. In the far south, temperatures reach the high teens during the spring and summer months of November to March (best time to visit) though can drop close to zero at night. Due to its latitude, days are long – 16 hours of light in December which contrasts with around 8 hours in mid-winter when temperatures run close to zero during the day and sub-zero at night. Heading north, the Lake District follows a similar pattern though is warmer over 20° in the summer and wettest in March/April though with beautiful autumnal colours. Buenos Aires and central Argentina enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate with annual highs of 30° while the subtropical north is very hot and sticky with tempestuous downpours during the summer months – Iguazu Falls are particularly impressive in January in February though often the sheer volume of water and surrounding mist shroud the view.

Add on’s

Close to el Calafate, el Chalten is perched at the base of Mount Fitzroy, Argentina’s iconic peak and offers some of the finest day-hikes in South America. Allow a couple of nights camping and you can head out onto the great southern icefield itself where you can enjoy mesmerising views of the jagged, granite peaks.

North of Santiago, Chile’s Atacama Desert offers a complete contrast to Patagonia with eerie rock formations, red rock canyons, white-washed Andean villages and spectacular landscapes such as the Tatio geysers and Atacama Salt-lake. The oasis town of San Pedro de Atacama is the perfect base to explore the desert panorama and offers a good selection of accommodation from luxurious lodges to simple, local hotels.

From Buenos Aires, the thunderous Iguazu Falls are a short flight away and lead you nicely on across the border to Rio or even north-west to Lima and Peru’s Inca highlights.unities are really endless.

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