The breathtaking Patagonia Region is shared by Argentina and Chile and runs from the coasts of the Pacific Ocean towards the Atlantic Ocean brimming with awe-inspiring glaciers and fjords. Patagonia is a seasonal destination, mainly operational from September through April and filled with impressive sights such as mountains, lakes, glaciers, national parks, islands, peninsulas, deserts, rivers, the Tierra del Fuego and the Strait of Magellan.
Combine Santiago (a truly cosmopolitan city able to preserve its traditions, located close to vineyards, wineries, ski resorts and beach towns), Puerto Varas (A traditional German-style architecture characterizes the town, reflecting its colonial past), Punta Arenas (Located on the Strait of Magellan, which connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, it's often used as base for excursions to the surrounding wilderness and Antarctica) and Torres del Paine (known for its soaring mountains, bright blue icebergs that cleave from glaciers and golden pampas (grasslands) that shelter rare wildlife such as llama-like guanacos) with flights and transfer between cities. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
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`Lake-crossing` is an unforgettable experience, based on a combination of boat and bus trips weaving between the Andes, hopping across glacial lakes, passing snow-capped volcanoes and admirable scenery.
Puerto Natales, located 150 miles northwest of Punta Arenas, serves as a central hub for visitors to Torres del Paine National Park, one of Chile`s most popular and impressive attractions, as well as the Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, Cueva del Milodon (Milodon Cave), and Alacalufes National Reserve.
Puerto Varas lies in Chile`s picturesque Lake District, where European culture and German traditions are reflected in the architecture and cuisine. It is the point of departure for `Lake Crossing` excursions with final destination Bariloche in Argentina, offering travelers an extraordinary way to experience the majesty of Chile`s emerald lakes.
Torres del Paine National Park is the most important natural reserve in Chilean Patagonia. Its nearly 500,000 acres encompasses some of the world`s most breathtaking and recognizable natural images, including the iconic granite towers of Las Torres, and the unforgettable Los Cuernos (horns).
Patagonia carved by fjords and capped by glistening glaciers, is a natural wonderland! Fly to one of the top modern cities in South America, and Chile's main gateway: Santiago; a truly cosmopolitan city able to preserve its traditions, located close to vineyards, wineries, ski resorts and beach towns. Continue with a fly to the most important urban center in the Magallanes Region, Punta Arenas. Next, sail for four nights aboard an expedition ship that follows the fjords of the southern edge of Tierra del Fuego highlights the stunning, natural beauty of Patagonia and several of its most important historical sites. Whether you are sailing aboard M/V Ventus or Stella Australis, this journey includes visits to wildlife rich Ainsworth Bay, massive Pia Glacier and Glacier Alley, as well as mystical Wulaia Bay and the legendary Cape Horn. Then arrive in the southernmost city in the world Ushuaia for a chance to visit the 'Tierra del Fuego National Park' and discover jaw-dropping sceneries with pristine lakes, snow capped mountains and abundant flora and fauna. End this trip in Buenos Aires, the argentine capitol, to stroll in the streets of the Paris of South America where first hand Tango, shopping, sightseeing, entertainment and dining experiences await you!This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
Wednesday Departures from September to March