13 days from £2,755
A Patagonia highlights holiday exploring the ice caps, glaciers and lakes at the tip of the Andes in Chile and Argentina. This adventure includes the famous Perito Moreno Glacier and Torres del Paine National Park. A true wilderness, where just a few rough roads cut through a frost-bitten landscape of glaciers, luminous lagoons, icy pinnacles and wind-strafed steppes, Patagonia is nevertheless readily accessible to visitors. Accommodation is of excellent quality and cosy, with lodges well-positioned for outdoor discoveries.
We've chosen our favourite places, excursions and hotels, all of which have been enthusiastically enjoyed by our clients. Our benchmarks are high: a 'standard' option doesn't mean low quality or dull, and other operators may well grade it as superior.
But as with all our tailor-made holidays it is flexible: if you'd like to tweak the trip a bit, perhaps choose different hotels, or add in an extra place or visit or excursion, please contact us and one of our specialist consultants will help you come up with your perfect holiday.
Day 1: Transfer to hotel in Buenos Aires, 3 nights.
Day 2: Buenos Aires city tour.
Day 3: Evening tango show with dinner.
Day 4: Fly to Ushuaia, 2n.
Day 5: Excursion to Tierra del Fuego National Park.
Day 6: Fly to El Calafate, 3n.
Day 7: Excursion to Perito Moreno Glacier.
Day 8: Optional excursion on Lago Argentino to Estancia Cristina.
Day 9: Drive to Torres del Paine National Park in Chile, 3n.
Day 10: Walking and sightseeing in Torres del Paine.
Day 11: Choice of excursions in Torres del Paine.
Day 12: Drive Punta Arenas, fly to Santiago, overnight.
Day 13: Transfer to Santiago airport
The price quoted above excludes the cost of international flights.
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Along with most of Brazil, Patagonia is my overall favourite place in Latin America. It's a bit of a culture shock to arrive in an ice-carved wilderness after the fleshpots of sophisticated Buenos Aires, but all the more impressive for that.
Claire Milner, Client Information Manager
What's there to eat in Patagonia?
See our guide to a good meal in the wilderness, first published in Papagaio magazine, compiled by our travel consultant Sophie Barber.
Eating between the lines
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Perito Moreno Glacier
Lighthouse on the Beagle Channel near Ushuaia
Hiking in Tierra del Fuego National Park
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