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Argentina and Chile

Exploring Patagonia

13 NIGHTS FROM £13,240 per person

Get expert insights as you discover the breathtaking scenery of Patagonia with a tailor-made tour which covers both land and sea. After exploring bustling Buenos Aires, glide past glaciers and fjords on a four-day expedition cruise to the Cape Horn, before venturing further inland to the terrific Torres del Paine National Park, where a choice of unforgettable adventures awaits.

2020 Dates: 12-25 Jan | 24 Jan-6 Feb | 5-18 Feb | 4-17 Mar

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Before heading to Patagonia, enjoy a live tango performance in Buenos Aires, while your tour ends with a Chilean celebration at a Santiago winery

Explore the pristine fjords and vast glaciers of Patagonia on a four-night expedition cruise, reaching Cape Horn – if weather permits – dubbed ‘the end of the earth’

Spend several days embracing the incredible Torres Del Paine National Park, choosing from a range of activities – whether horse-riding or hiking along indigenous trails

Join local gaucho horsemen over an ‘asado’ (barbecue) in the Torres Del Paine, learning more about their timeless traditions and customs

Your Expert Guide

Palaeologist Diego Pol will join the 6 February 2020 departures. Alongside his research team, Diego has recently discovered fossils of over 20 new species of dinosaurs, crocs, and other vertebrates, including the largest known dinosaur so far. Please note that other experts will accompany the other departure dates.

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TOUR DETAILS

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    DAY 2-4 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    Stay in the heart of the sophisticated Recoleta neighbourhood of Buenos Aires, exploring the wealth of nearby boutiques, galleries, museums and cafés. Before an authentic Argentinian welcome dinner, prepare to be wowed by a tango performance. The next day, join a guided city tour, on which highlights include the Recoleta Cemetery, La Casa Rosada and the cathedral in Plaza de Mayo. After lunch, explore the cobbles of San Telmo and the La Boca artists’ quarter.

    TRANSFERS

    Fly to Ushuaia and transfer to the Tierra del Fuego National Park to board your expedition ship.

    Sofitel Buenos Aires Recoleta
    • Summary: High-end hotel with European heritage
    • Feature: Savour regional produce and seasonal ingredients from Chef Javier Marrone
    • Rooms: 175 rooms & suites
    DAY 4-8 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    Spend four nights aboard your expedition ship as you explore some of the planet’s most remote and beautiful landscapes, discovering the rich wildlife, human history and rugged beauty of Patagonia. If weather permits, head to Cape Horn, the southernmost tip of South America, by Zodiac Boat, before exploring Wulaia Bay, where Charles Darwin landed during his famous voyage aboard the H.M.S. Beagle. Other highlights include hikes in the Magellanic forest, wildlife viewing in the Magdalena Channel and the awe-inspiring Aguila Glacier. Take a walk on Magdalena Island, home to over 100,000 penguins, before returning to Puntas Arenas.

    TRANSFERS

    Disembark and transfer to Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa, Torres Del Paine National Park. This incredible property is a member of the National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World collection.

    M.V. Stella Australis or M.V. Ventus Australis
    • Summary: Two impressive sister expedition ships
    • Feature: Tailor-made for exploring South America
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    Full Board

    DAY 8-12 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    Your next four nights are spent at the unique Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa, located on the banks of Lake Sarmiento. Ensuring your time here is the very best for you, the itinerary can be tailored to include a range of options. Immersive activities include hiking through the beech forests beside Laguna Azul, discovering the blue sculpted ice of Lago de Gray and admiring ancient Avirgunak rock paintings left by the indigenous Aonikenk people. Fascinating lectures are held most evenings, while your final night will be spent gaining a greater insight into Patagonia’s cowboy culture, as you gather with local gauchos over a locally sourced barbecue dinner.

    TRANSFERS

    Fly to Santiago and transfer to The Singular Santiago.

    Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa
    • Summary: One of National Geographic’s Unique Lodges of the World
    • Feature: Unwind in the spa’s hydro-massage indoor swimming pool
    • Rooms: 39 rooms & suites
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    Full Board

    DAY 12-14 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    Spend a day exploring the vibrant, culturerich city of Santiago. Enjoy a guided walking tour of the historic centre, marvelling at the Plaza de Armas, the Palacio de la Moneda and the 18th century Metropolitan Cathedral, as well as the impressive masterpieces at the Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art. A country renowned for its award-winning wine, your tour is rounded off with a farewell celebration at a local winery. Bid goodbye to your fellow travellers over some exquisite Chilean labels and spend a final solo night in Santiago before returning home.

    TRANSFERS

    Transfer to Santiago Airport for your flight to the UK.

    The Singular Santiago
    • Summary: A stylish, family-owned bolthole
    • Feature: Sample a Chilean pisco sour on the rooftop
    • Rooms: 62 rooms & suites
    MEAL BASIS

    Full Board

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DAY 2-4ACCOMMODATION
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Stay in the heart of the sophisticated Recoleta neighbourhood of Buenos Aires, exploring the wealth of nearby boutiques, galleries, museums and cafés. Before an authentic Argentinian welcome dinner, prepare to be wowed by a tango performance. The next day, join a guided city tour, on which highlights include the Recoleta Cemetery, La Casa Rosada and the cathedral in Plaza de Mayo. After lunch, explore the cobbles of San Telmo and the La Boca artists’ quarter.

TRANSFERS

Fly to Ushuaia and transfer to the Tierra del Fuego National Park to board your expedition ship.

Sofitel Buenos Aires Recoleta
  • Summary: High-end hotel with European heritage
  • Feature: Savour regional produce and seasonal ingredients from Chef Javier Marrone
  • Rooms: 175 rooms & suites
DAY 4-8ACCOMMODATION
Patagonia Cruise, Argentina & Chile

Spend four nights aboard your expedition ship as you explore some of the planet’s most remote and beautiful landscapes, discovering the rich wildlife, human history and rugged beauty of Patagonia. If weather permits, head to Cape Horn, the southernmost tip of South America, by Zodiac Boat, before exploring Wulaia Bay, where Charles Darwin landed during his famous voyage aboard the H.M.S. Beagle. Other highlights include hikes in the Magellanic forest, wildlife viewing in the Magdalena Channel and the awe-inspiring Aguila Glacier. Take a walk on Magdalena Island, home to over 100,000 penguins, before returning to Puntas Arenas.

TRANSFERS

Disembark and transfer to Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa, Torres Del Paine National Park. This incredible property is a member of the National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World collection.

M.V. Stella Australis or M.V. Ventus Australis
  • Summary: Two impressive sister expedition ships
  • Feature: Tailor-made for exploring South America
MEAL BASIS

Full Board

DAY 8-12ACCOMMODATION
Torres Del Paine National Park, Chile

Your next four nights are spent at the unique Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa, located on the banks of Lake Sarmiento. Ensuring your time here is the very best for you, the itinerary can be tailored to include a range of options. Immersive activities include hiking through the beech forests beside Laguna Azul, discovering the blue sculpted ice of Lago de Gray and admiring ancient Avirgunak rock paintings left by the indigenous Aonikenk people. Fascinating lectures are held most evenings, while your final night will be spent gaining a greater insight into Patagonia’s cowboy culture, as you gather with local gauchos over a locally sourced barbecue dinner.

TRANSFERS

Fly to Santiago and transfer to The Singular Santiago.

Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa
  • Summary: One of National Geographic’s Unique Lodges of the World
  • Feature: Unwind in the spa’s hydro-massage indoor swimming pool
  • Rooms: 39 rooms & suites
MEAL BASIS

Full Board

DAY 12-14ACCOMMODATION
Santiago, Chile

Spend a day exploring the vibrant, culturerich city of Santiago. Enjoy a guided walking tour of the historic centre, marvelling at the Plaza de Armas, the Palacio de la Moneda and the 18th century Metropolitan Cathedral, as well as the impressive masterpieces at the Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art. A country renowned for its award-winning wine, your tour is rounded off with a farewell celebration at a local winery. Bid goodbye to your fellow travellers over some exquisite Chilean labels and spend a final solo night in Santiago before returning home.

TRANSFERS

Transfer to Santiago Airport for your flight to the UK.

The Singular Santiago
  • Summary: A stylish, family-owned bolthole
  • Feature: Sample a Chilean pisco sour on the rooftop
  • Rooms: 62 rooms & suites
MEAL BASIS

Full Board

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13 NIGHTS FROM £13,240 per person

Price based upon economy flights from London, transfers, UK airport lounge passes and meals and excursions as specified.

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