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Patagonia – Fire and Ice in a Most Diverse Land

Price Starting at $8,995.00

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Discover the raw and rugged beauty of Patagonia, Argentina. Enjoy cultured Buenos Aires before exploring Patagonia, a vast land that has been shaped by wind and glacial movements. Highlights include colonies of elephant seals, migrating whales and guanacos, the relatives of camels, at Valdes Peninsula. See the largest warm weather penguins at Punta Tombo – Magellanic penguins, and dolphins at Rawson. Gaze in awe at the magnificent glaciers of glimmering ice at Los Glaciares National Park. From local estancias (sheep ranches) to comfortable hotels, this tour will delight and surprise you and you will bask in the warmth and hospitality of the locals.

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Board your overnight flight in Miami to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival the next day, you will be escorted to your traditionally elegant hotel nestled in the area of Recoleta near museums and galleries. One of the great capitals of the world, Buenos Aires has charm and vitality in abundance and its teeming life lingers on until all hours of the night. Begin, on your first night, with dinner at a local steak restaurant and later, a tango show. The next day visit some of its most popular attractions, including the Rio De La Plata, an ecological reserve, Plaza de Mayo and some of Buenos Aires’ most colorful barrios. HOTEL EMPERADOR.

(Meals Aloft; D; B, D)

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

PRICING: Per person, based on double occupancy

2019

  • Jan-Mar
    $8,995
  • Oct-Dec
    $9,895

2020

  • Jan-Mar
    $9,895
  • Oct-Dec
    $10,495

Maximum group size: Although lodges are larger, this is a nature program and we do not recommend more than 25 travelers

YOUR JOURNEY INCLUDES:
  • Roundtrip flights between Buenos Aires and Iguassu Falls on the pre-extension.
  • Flight between Punta Arenas and Santiago on the post-extension.
  • Superior and best available accommodations throughout. Some accommodations may be rustic, but perfect for the nature experience.
  • Services of naturalist guide throughout with 10 travelers.
  • All meals as specified. (B=breakfast, L=lunch, BL=boxed lunch, D=dinner)
  • All entry fees.
  • Gratuities for baggage handling, hotel tips and taxes.
  • Complimentary baggage tags and passport wallet.
  • Complimentary emergency evacuation insurance
The varieties of climatic regions present in Argentina and 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. Patagonia is mild year-round in the east and glacial in the south. In a typical Lago Argentino day, one can experience the four seasons during a one-day cruise – that’s how variable and choppy the weather can be. Patagonia is best visited during the summer months – from October through April. The best months for wildlife viewing vary depending on the animals most sought after – whales are in October, male elephant seals in November, penguins in December & January, and orcas in April. Best overall viewing is during December and January when the shores are lined by hundreds of thousands of penguins and female elephant seals.