Southern Patagonia Tour

Argentina, Chile


Southern Patagonia Tour

Puerto Varas is a city in southern Chile's Lake District. Located on the southwest bank of the Llanquihue lake, it is renowned for its view of Osorno and Calbuco volcanoes. The city’s landmark, Church of Sacred Heart of Jesus, built on a hilltop in 1915, reflects German-style architecture. In the city, Museo Antonio Felmer, houses objects related to the colonization, when German immigrants settled in Puerto Varas. 

This tour is the perfect combination of Argentina’s diversity: cosmopolitan cities of Buenos Aires, Santiago and Puerto Varas, rugged Patagonia, and lake-filled Bariloche. Argentina boasts a wide variety of cultural attractions, but for many travellers, its natural wonders are the primary draw. Travel to the Lake District and Torres del Paine and trek through craggy mountains with breathtaking views of glaciers, rivers, lakes and forests. Appreciate the magnificent desolation of Patagonia, with abundant wildlife and changing scenarios.

And, stay in the legendary Llao Llao Hotel with spectacular mountain views.

What We Love
  • Exclusive tour, guided privately by a multilingual guide throughout the trip.
  • Discover the dramatic scenery of Torres del Paine National Park.     
  • Marvel at the breathtaking beauty of the majestic Perito Moreno glacier.
  • Boat across Lake Argentino and Onelli, whose surface is dotted with icebergs.   
  • Explore “the end of the world” on a cruise along the Beagle Channel. 
  • The tour is designed to provide maximum outdoor experience.
What to Know
  • This is an active tour and includes walking and cruise on rough waters.
  • You must come prepared for summer and winter all together.
  • Please check with us for clothing and equipment you should take on this trip.
  • We carefully select the world's best boutique tour companies in each destination.
  • We offer 24/7 support to give you complete peace of mind during your holiday.
  • We strongly recommend that you take travel insurance for this holiday.


Chile Southern Patagonia

Santiago, Torres del Paine, El Calafate, Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego
(11 Days – Travel Any Day)

Day 1 – Arrive
Santiago Meet and greet on arrival at Santiago Airport and transfer to your chosen hotel for a two-night stay. This afternoon discover this wonderful city on the Panoramic Santiago tour.  
Overnight: Hotel of your choice.

Day 2 – Vineyard Excursion
Santiago Learn about the history of wine in Chile with a half-day tour to a local winery and sample some of the delightful wines produced. The rest of the day is at your leisure.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 3 – Torres del Paine National Park
Puerto Natales Fly to Punta Arenas. Private transfer to the station where you will board a bus taking you to the sleepy town of Puerto Natales (3-4hrs), framed as it is, by the snowy peaks of Patagonia. Continue by private vehicle to the heart of Torres del Paine National Park for two nights.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 4 – Torres del Paine National Park
Puerto Natales A full-day excursion in the national park awaits you today, visiting the main attractions such as Laguna Azul, Cascada Paine and Salto Grande Waterfall, from where you can see the unrivalled views of the Cuernos del Paine.     
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 5 – Torres del Paine National Park
Puerto Natales Free morning for you to explore and enjoy the beauty of one of the world’s most isolated national parks. We recommend taking a boat on Lake Grey and travelling up to the glacier wall (not included). In the afternoon transfer back to Puerto Natales for an overnight stay.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 6 – Transfer
El Calafate An early start will see you bid farewell to Chile, and board the bus to El Calafate in Argentina (5-6hrs). On arrival, enjoy a private transfer to your hotel for three nights.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 7 – Full-day Tour
Perito Moreno Glacier Enjoy a full day tour to Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the most impressive sights in Patagonia. Continue along the forested lakeshore until you reach Curva de los Suspiros and here you will see the first panoramic view of the glacier Perito Moreno. Among the 356 glaciers within the park, the Perito Moreno is the most outstanding, having a 2km long front and a height of over 60m above water level. Pieces of ice from the glacier crash loudly into the water below leaving glistening, deep blue icebergs twisting and turning in the lake.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 8 – Full-day Tour
Upsala Glacier & Lake Onelli Today, take a full-day tour on and around Lake Argentino to Upsala Glacier. Leaving from Punta Bandera Port you will sail north among amazing blue icebergs and spectacular mountain ranges until you reach Upsala Glacier, an area of 955 square kilometres. Later, continue to Onelli Bay, passing surrounding beech forests until you arrive at Lake Onelli, whose surface is dotted with icebergs of many different shapes and sizes.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 9 – Transfer
Ushuaia On arrival in the frontier city of Ushuaia you will be transferred to your hotel for a two-night stay. Ushuaia is known as the 'City at the End of the World', and travellers making it this far south will be following in the footsteps of Magellan, Darwin and other great explorers. Despite its isolated location, the city is lively both day and night, and the evening is free to explore its numerous bars and restaurants.   
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 10 – Tierra del Fuego & Beagle Channel
Ushuaia This morning, enjoy a half-day visit to Lapataia in the stark yet beautiful Tierra del Fuego National Park. The park contains many rivers, lakes and peat bogs, and the rich green vegetation acts as a backdrop to the ghost-like trunks of trees which were damaged by ancient fires. In the afternoon, you will take a half-day catamaran cruise on the Beagle Channel from Ushuaia. The two-and-a-half hour cruise allows tremendous close-up views of the rugged coastline, the cliffs and the permanently snowcapped mountains which give a hint of the vast white lands of the Antarctic which lie to the south. The islands in the channel are home to large colonies of cormorants, albatross, ducks and sea lions, and highlights of the cruise include the remote Les Eclaireurs lighthouse and a small colony of Magellanic penguins.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 11 – Depart
Ushuaia Today you will be transferred from your hotel to Ushuaia Airport for your onward flight.

Southern Patagonia Tour Argentina, Chile

Make this your holiday

  • Exclusive Tour: your own private multilingual guide throughout the trip  
  • Price Guarantee: costing 25-30% less than similar tours of the same flexibility and quality
  • Tailor Made: customised itinerary to create your dream holiday
  • Duration: shorten or lengthen the tour to suit your wishes
  • Dates: depart and return whenever you choose
  • Hotels: change hotel grade to suit your budget
  • Group Discounts: call 020 8350 6199

Getting There Flights from London to Buenos Aires take 14 hours, or around 16 hours via a European city. British Airways offers the only direct service from the UK (Heathrow) to Buenos Aires. The alternatives are indirect Iberia and Air Europa flights, both of which involve changing planes in Madrid (sometimes with a lengthy gap). Argentina’s Ministro Pistarini International Airport (code EZE) is located in Ezeiza about 22 kilometres from Buenos Aires. 

When to go Argentina can be divided into four broad climatic regions: the north-eastern plains, central Argentina (Pampas), western Argentina (Andes) and southern Argentina (Patagonia). Remember that the seasons in Argentina are the reverse of those in the Northern Hemisphere.

Summer, December through February, is the best time to visit the extreme landscape of Patagonia and the southern Andes. Winter (Jun-Aug) is the best time to visit Iguazú and the Northwest, when the rains and heat have subsided; but spring (Aug-Oct) is also pleasant, when the crowds have cleared out. It is also the prime time to visit Buenos Aires when the purple jacarandas are in bloom. A great time to see Mendoza or the Lake District is in the fall, when the foliage pops—and there are fewer crowds.