Lake Crossing - Argentina and Chile

10 Days / 9 Nights

HIGHLIGHTS

Buenos Aires - Bariloche - Puerto Varas - Santiago de Chile

Visit Buenos Aires, where you will also have time for optional activities. Fly to Bariloche, then cross several lakes on the border of Argentina and Chile with beautiful views of the Andes mountains in an Alpine scenery.

This tour will end in Chile's capital, Santiago de Chile.

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Treat these itineraries as inspiration and one of our experts will create your uniquely tailored holiday with your requests in mind so that you can truly experience Argentina and Chile with Seven Senses.

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Day 1. Arrive Buenos Aires (-/-/-)

Welcome to Argentina. Transfer to your hotel in Buenos Aires. Rest of the day free at leisure.

 

Overnight accommodation at Tryp Hotel in Buenos Aires - Website: http://www.tryphotels.com/es/hotel-tryp-buenos-aires-argentina.html

Day 2. Buenos Aires (B/-/D)

After breakfast embark on a half day sightseeing experience in Buenos Aires.

Buenos Aires is one of the most fascinating cities in both Latin America and the world. Be it for its splendid and varied architecture with its old colonial buildings, French palaces and state-of-the-art skyscrapers; for its vibrant nightlife and endless cultural options; or maybe just for the rich identity of the Porteños, who proudly bear the European heritage of their ancestors, more and more visitors are coming to visit.

Our journey starts at Plaza de Mayo, the site of the city's foundation and witness of the country’s political history. There you will visit the Pink House, our Presidential Palace, the Cabildo, our town hall, and the Neoclassical-styled Metropolitan Cathedral, the final home of Argentina’s founding father, José de San Martín. We’ll then head for San Telmo, one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Buenos Aires. It used to be the residential district favoured by the upper class until the late 19th century, when a yellow fever epidemic caused the wealthier families to leave northwards. The area was marginalised until the 1970s, when many artists and artisans came to San Telmo to install their workshops. Nowadays, thanks to its amazing architecture and hip atmosphere, this ancient neighborhood is once again blooming. We’ll walk its cobbled streets, where the city’s Colonial past seems to come back to life, making a stop at Plaza Dorrego, best known for its traditional antiques fair, held every Sunday.

Leaving San Telmo behind, we’ll continue southwards to La Boca, one of the city’s most authentic and charming neighbourhoods. It is a working class district, heavily shaped by Italian immigrants who came to our country in large numbers during the last quarter of the 19th century. Here, we’ll make a special visit to the mythical Caminito Street, which sums up everything that gives La Boca its distinctive spirit: the strong passion for soccer, the heavy presence of art and colour, and the Tango-esque atmosphere.

Heading back north across the river, we’ll pay a visit to Puerto Madero, the latest addition to the city’s barrios. In 1991, its huge warehouses and silos where remodeled and redesigned, to finally integrate the river to the city and to create a new corporative, residential, hotel and gastronomic district, which has become the playground for the pretty Porteños and the international jet-set. In Retiro and Recoleta, we will learn about the dream of our local aristocrats in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when they sought to build a small-scale Paris in the heart of Buenos Aires. After visiting the impressive Plaza San Martín, where Jorge Luis Borges used to take his walks, we’ll stroll down Avenida Alvear, chosen by the world’s most distinguished brands to install their exclusive boutiques, looking up to see the many wonderful French style palaces which nowadays house a number of embassies. Then we’ll visit the Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar, one of the city’s oldest churches, which dates back to the Colonial era. Finally, we’ll admire the celebrated Recoleta Cemetery, a true labyrinth of ornate mausoleums. We’ll make a stop at Eva Peron’s grave, one of the country’s most recognisable icons. We’ll come across sumptuous French palaces again in Palermo Chico, the area of Palermo best known for its large parks designed by celebrated landscape architects, such as the illustrious Frenchman Charles Thays.

Tango Dinner & Show at Esquina Carlos Gardel, with 3 course meal, beverages and wine included.

At the corner of the alley named after Carlos Gardel and Anchorena Street, next to a statue that immortalises the most famous tango singer, there used to be a restaurant that was the gathering place for the colourful characters of the popular markets of Buenos Aires...

Overnight accommodation at Tryp Hotel in Buenos Aires - Website: http://www.tryphotels.com/es/hotel-tryp-buenos-aires-argentina.html

Day 3. Buenos Aires (B/-/-)

Free day in Buenos Aires.​ Optional tours available.

Overnight accommodation at Tryp Hotel in Buenos Aires - Website: http://www.tryphotels.com/es/hotel-tryp-buenos-aires-argentina.html

Day 4. Buenos Aires - Bariloche (B/-/-)

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Bariloche. On arrival transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure.

Overnight accommodation at Cacique Inacayal Hotel – Website: http://www.hotelinacayal.com.ar/

Day 5. Bariloche (B/-/-)

Your tour to Circuito Chico (the Small Circuit) starts in San Carlos de Bariloche, visiting different interesting spots along the coast of Nahuel Huapi Lake. Playa Bonita is 8 kilometres (5 miles) away; from there, Huemul Island can be seen. Cerro Campanario is 10 kilometres (6.2 miles) ahead. It has a chair lift service to reach an altitude of 1,050 metres (3,440 ft.), where it is possible to contemplate the immensity of lakes Nahuel Huapi, Perito Moreno, and El Trébol, the peninsulas of San Pedro and Llao Llao, Victoria Island, Otto, López, Goye, the Cathedral mountains, and Bariloche.

The trip continues to the magnificent Llao Llao Hotel and the beautiful San Eduardo Chapel, architectural treasures of the region. Puerto Pañuelo is also located in this area; boats to Victoria Island and the Arrayán Forest sail off from this port. Further ahead one can see the golf pitches, Angostura Bridge over the river named after it and connecting lakes Moreno and Nahuel Huapi, and then Bahía López (López Bay), on the foothills of Mt. López. Leaving the bay behind, a Panoramic Observation Point appears in sight: a natural balcony from which Moreno Lake and the Llao Llao Peninsula can be seen. Back to the circuit route, you will cross the Moreno Lake bridge and then continue traveling beside El Trébol Lake from where you will return to Bariloche. 

Overnight accommodation at Cacique Inacayal Hotel – Website: http://www.hotelinacayal.com.ar/

Day 6. Bariloche (B/-/-)

Free Day at leisure for Optional Activities like Victoria Island and Arrayanes Forest

Overnight accommodation at Cacique Inacayal Hotel – Website: http://www.hotelinacayal.com.ar/

Day 7. Bariloche – Puerto Varas, Chile (B/-/-)

Transfer to Puerto Pañuelo, bordering the Nahuel Huapi Lake. On the way, you can marvel the beautiful swiss style architecture that characterises the constructions of the area, with beautiful gardens and flowers that dress the place up to Puerto Pañuelo where we embark on the catamaran "Victoria Andina" or "Victoria Del Lago" to navigate the Nahuel Huapi Lake for an hour to Puerto Blest. During the 15 mile journey, you will be able to observe the magnificence of the Andean landscape, the green of the rainforests that surround us, birds that become one of us and learn more about the fascinating history of this place.

Arrival in Puerto Blest. Here modern coaches will be waiting for us to travel 1.8 miles along the Frías River up to Puerto Alegre. Then we will continue on the “Ciudad de la Fé” ship, to navigate de Felix Frías Lake with its quiet and unspoilt waters of deep turquoise color heading to Puerto Frías. On this tour, we will have beautiful views of the Tronador Mountain (11.453 ft). After a short cruising of 20 minutes, you will arrive to Puerto Frías, a small location inserted in the middle of an exuberant vegetation. After performing the departure formalities at the Argentinian Customs Office located in Puerto Frias, we continue by coach to Peulla. Appreciate the lush vegetation of the Cordillera de Los Andes, as you pass the Cerro Tronador with nine glaciers on its peak.

We will then enter the Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park where Peulla is located. After performing the entry formalities for Chile in Peulla, you will have time for lunch. Later we will set sail for Petrohué, navigating the Todos los Santos Lake. If the weather permits new views of Osorno and Puntiagudo Volcano and Mt. Tronador will surprise you. Continue toward Puerto Varas. En route we will visit the Petrohué waterfalls (cost does not include entry), whimsical shapes of volcanic rock, bathed by green waterfalls make the perfect picture. Next, bordering the Llanquihue Lake, breathtaking views of the Osorno and Calbuco volcanoes dominate the landscape.

Arrival to Puerto Varas and transfer to the hotel.

Overnight accommodation at Cabañas del Lago Hotel in Puerto Varas - Website: http://www.hotelcabanadellago.cl/

Day 8. Puerto Varas - Santiago de Chile (B/-/-)

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Santiago. On arrival transfer to the hotel.

Overnight accommodation at Orly Boutique Hotel in Santiago de Chile - Website: http://www.orlyhotel.cl/

Day 9. Santiago de Chile (B/-/-)

Half Day City Tour of Santiago de Chile. Sightseeing tour of the main attractions of the city, where you can see the contrast of its rich history and its modern and impressive buildings. The Palace of La Moneda, Plaza de Armas, the Santa Lucia Hill, the Metropolitan Park and the exclusive suburbs of Vitacura and Las Condes, are part of this unforgettable ride.

Overnight accommodation at Orly Boutique Hotel in Santiago de Chile - Website: http://www.orlyhotel.cl/

Day 10. Santiago de Chile - Departure (B/-/-)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

PRICES AND INCLUSIONS

10 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS FROM £2,275 per person + international flights

based on 2 people travelling together January to September

£2,360 per person + international flights 

based on 2 people travelling together October to December

Please note that some elements of this tour include shared services!

Upgrade to fully private experiences possible on request.

The price includes:

All mentioned activities with guide services

All taxes 

Domestic flights

Meals as mentioned in the programme without drinks (B/L/D) = (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

The price does not include:

 

Return flights from the UK. Request a quote from us.

Anything not specifically mentioned above.

Optional tours, camera fees.

Tips to the guide and driver, porters and waiters.

Travel insurance.

Personal costs such as drinks, laundry, etc.

Peak season surcharges

Private transfer surcharges if required

National Park tickets, museums or Natural reserves entrance fees

Airport arrival/departure taxes (if any)

Meals and beverages not mentioned in itinerary

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