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Chile & Argentina – Andean Grandeur in the Patagonian Lake District

Price Starting at $13,395.00

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For centuries, the call of the Andes has inspired the adventurers and artists of the world. The snow-capped mountains give way to lush forests surrounded by glittering blue-green lakes, rivers, and waterfalls. The horizon is unpolluted and cobalt blue, lending itself to miles and miles of visible grandeur, heightening silhouettes of ash-spouting volcanoes, graceful German rooftops, and soaring birdlife. Delve into this enchanted place on a tour of the Lake District of Patagonia, where fairy tale natural beauty meets cultural refinement. As you wind your way through the highlights of the region, you will end your tour in Buenos Aires, the most notable city that sprouted among this ecological perfection, where the poems that the landscape inspired were written along tango shows, sizzling steaks, and European refinement.

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Fly to Santiago and transfer to your historic hotel. Spend the afternoon on a guided tour of the city, a glittering capital nestled between the Andes mountains and miles of sapphire coastline and see iconic landmarks such as the La Moneda presidential palace, the Plaza de Armas, the Museum of Pre-Colombian Art, and San Cristobal Hill for a spectacular, panoramic view of the city and its surrounding landscapes. Wrap up the evening with a welcome dinner of authentic Chilean food at Casa Lastarria. HOTEL CUMBRES LASTARRIA.

(Meals Aloft; Dinner)

Prices vary by season and package. Please inquire by phone at (800) 627-1244 or email for more information and a pricing estimate.

  • Superior or best available accommodations throughout as indicated, or similar.
  • Flight between Buenos Aires and Iguassu Falls, roundtrip, on the post extension.
  • Breakfast daily, all other meals as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Sightseeing via private air-conditioned motor coach with English speaking guide.
  • All applicable hotel/lodge taxes and gratuities for baggage handling.
  • All entry fees.
  • Complimentary baggage tags and passport wallet.
  • Complimentary emergency evacuation insurance.
The varieties of climatic regions present in Chile are almost too numerous to mention, stretching north to south from the tropics to the sub-Antarctic and with elevations as diverse as Andean peaks and marshes many feet below sea level. The best time for our current itinerary is November through April. Our summer months, June-September, are not a good time to visit as it is too cold in Puerto Varas & Chiloe Island.