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  • Buenos Aires (Argentine)
  • El Calafate
  • El Chalten
  • Fitz Roy
  • El Calafate
  • Puerto Natales (Chili)
  • Santiago

During this 15-day tour you will discover Patagonia in the best possible way. You will visit Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, and El Calafate, located on Lago Argentino where you can enjoy the spectacle of the Perito Moreno. You willl cross the border to Chile where you will explore the grand backdrop of Torres del Paine and its majestic condors. Lovers of extremes can extend with a 4- day discovery of the desert and monthly landscapes of San Pedro de Atacama.

Individual

Day 1 & 2 - Buenos Aires

Meet and greet at the airport of Buenos Aires, Ezeiza and transfer to the hotel.
Day at leisure to explore the city. In the evening you can enjoy a delicious dinner and the glamorous Argentinian tango show in El Aljibe.

Standard Hotel:  Intersur Recolata
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Day 3 > 5 - Buenos Aires > El Calafate > El Chalten / Fitz Roy

Transfer to the airport of Buenos Aires in time for your flight to El Calafate. Meet and greet at the airport, transfer to the bus station and bus ride to El Chalten. Days 4 & 5 are days at location to give you the opportunity to explore the region. El Chalten (which means as much as: mountain that smokes) is a new recently founded town at the foot of the impressive Fitz Roy mountain. In this desolate area you can experience the pure and unique nature that typifies Patagonia.


 
Standard Hotel:  Poincenot
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Day 6 > 8 - El Chalten > El Calafate

Return to El Calafate by bus. Welcome and transfer to the hotel. On day 7 a full day excursion to the Los Glaciares National Park and the Perito Moreno glacier has been scheduled. Observe how icebergs are formed, and enjoy the spectacular view of Lake Argentino with the Andes Mountains in the background. Plans for day 8 are completely left up to you.

Standard Hotel:  Hosteria Koi Aiken
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Day 9 > 11 - El Calafate > Puerto Natales (Chili)


Transfer to the bus station for the bus ride to Puerto Natales (Chile). Meet and greet at the bus station and transfer to the hotel. On day 10 you spend all day in the Torres del Paine National Park. You visit the Cueva del Milodon, a natural monument, and Torres del Paine, a biosphere reserve of UNESCO with a lush fauna and flora. Tomorrow, on day 11, you can  enjoy the extreme splendour of the area for an additional day.
Standard Hotel:  Casa Patagonia
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Day 12 > 14 - Puerto Natales > Santiago

Transfer to the bus station for the bus ride to Punta Arenas airport where you board your flight to Santiago. Meet and greet at the airport and transfer to the hotel. On day 13 you will visit Vina del Mar and Valparaiso, as well as the Veramonte vineyard including lunch.

Standard Hotel:  Providencia
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Day 15 - Santiago

Transfer to the airport of Santiago.

Hotels & Meals

Argentines have a reputation for being the world's biggest meat consumers! And that reputation is enforced during as good as any meal you’ll see, as meat if not eaten straight, meat is bound to be of the main ingredients.  The Argentine cuisine is a mix of French, Spanish, Italian and Indian influences. There is not really a specific Argentine national dish, and yet, the country is famous for its asados, Argentine barbecues. It is almost a Sunday ritual!

What also pos up regularly are empanadas and dulce de leche. Empanas are savory filled pastries which are very popular throughout Argentina and the whole of Latin America. Dulce de leche is a kind of caramel paste.

Besides the traditional Argentine wines, fernet (Italian liquor but very popular in Argentina) & mate are the people’s darlings. Mate is a green herbal drink you sip withh a special straw, often in group among family, friends or even colleagues. Sooner or later, we bet it will show its true nature during your trip!

Travel Documents

  • All Belgian nationals travelling on a Belgian passport (children and babies included) must be in possession of an international e-passport (electronic) containing min. 2 blank pages and valid for 6 months after your return flight date as well for Argentina as for Chile. 
  • Travellers with a non-Belgian nationality and / or travellers travelling on a foreign passport are invited to spontaneously report this matter to the Connections travel consultant and shall contact their respective embassy (s) or Consulate (ate) to obtain the latest updates concerning all current travel requirements and documents.

Insurances

Have a safe and carefree trip: travel fully insured with our Protections travel insurance! Our Protections insurance policies offer various formulas in order to offer you the widest possible cover (with even a fly-on-time, natural catastrophes and epidemics) for both single journeys or for the entire year. We guarantee you the best protection at the best price.

Tailored travel

The tours in our brochures are just a few examples of travel itineraries possible. Our trips can be tailored to suit your specific needs. If you want to book a specific destination or combine it with a mini-tour then we will gladly make you a tailor-made offer. For a personalised day-by-day program please contact our destination experts.

Would you like to travel in a group; with your entire family, friends or colleagues? (min. 10 people required). Put our know-how to the test and send us your details and wishes. We will gladly turn the blueprints of your trip into a detailed quote and a lasting memory for you to cherish. Contact our Connections’ Group Service by e-mail at groups@connections.be or by telephone on +32 (0)2 550 01 65. We would love to hear from you.

Health

No mandatory vaccinations. To verify the latest updates on health requirements , please surf to www.itg.be.
In case your travel itinerary is crossborder travel between two South American countries, a Yellow fever vaccination certificate is mandatory

Time Zones

  • -4h (winter)
  • -5h (summer)

Currency

Currency
  • Argentinian Peso: (ARS); 100 ARS = 1,58 EUR  - 1 EUR = 63,36 ARS (01/10/2019)
  • Chilean Peso (CLP); 100 CLP = 0.12 EUR & 1 EUR = 798 CLP (01/10/2019)
Payment Methods

The most convenient method of payment is by credit card but cash euros and dollars in small amount come in handy.Some ATM should be available.

Climate

Argentina is a vast country and covers most of the southern half of the South American continent. This makes it very difficult to talk about one type of climate. The northern regions around Iguazu enjoy a tropical climate while southern Patagonia has a more maritime climate which is characterized by cold and wind. generally speaking winter runs from late June to early October; summer from December to March.

The north of the country of Chile enjoys a moderate desert climate while the south bathes in a polar climate strongly wet and cool. Central Chile has a Mediterranean climate with hot dry summers and cold, wet winters.

Average Temperatures (°C):

Destination J F M A M J J A S O N D
Buenos Aires 29 28 26 22 19 15 15 17 19 22 25 28
Salta 28 26 25 23 21 19 20 22 24 26 28 28
Iguazu 32 32 31 27 24 22 23 24 26 28 30 32
Santiago de Chile 32 32 31 27 24 22 23 24 26 28 30 32
San Pedro de Atacama 25 24 24 23 22 21 21 22 23 24 24 24

What's included?

  • 14 night's accommodation incl breakfast based on double occupancy in listed hotels or equivalent
  • 1x lunch & 1x dinner & 1x lunchbox
  • programmed transfers and visits in group
  • Transfers with local driver (Spanish speaking)
  • Visits with admission and English speaking guide

What's not included?

Unlisted visits (entrance fees and guides) • Unlisted services, meals & drinks • International and domestic flights (Indicative price for this programme: from € 1256 / pers.)

Good to Know

OPTIONAL EXCURSION CLUSTER STARTING AT € 460/PERS.


To make your experience of Argentina & Chile as intense as possible, we offer this excursion package with an English-speaking guide in a group. (unless otherwise stated)

Your excursion package includes:

Day 2 private walk in downtown Buenos Aires (2 hours)
Day 8 Half day excursion by 4x4 to Cerro Buenos Aires
Day 11 Full day cruise to the Balmaceda and Serrano glaciers
Day 14 Half-day guided visit to Santiago

Standard Price per person


COSARGCL01/During Christmas, local holidays and the week prior and after Easter prices are on request.


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