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Family Patagonia: Glacial lakes and mountains

16 days from £4883pp

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Family Patagonia: Glacial lakes and mountains

16 days from £4883pp
 

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This adventurous family holiday takes you from Buenos Aires to Patagonia in the far south of South America. It’s a land of ice caps, glaciers jagged mountains and lakes at the tip of the Andes in Chile and Argentina. Explorations include a visit to the minty blue, cathedral-high Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina, and the wildlife-rich Torres del Paine National Park in Chile.

To the delight and awe of youngsters, the south is a true wilderness, where just a few rough roads cut through a frost-bitten landscape of glaciers, luminous lagoons, icy pinnacles and wind-strafed steppe. It is however readily accessible to all visitors, and our explorations are reassuringly comfortable for any older members of your party. You’ll also head north to the Atacama desert: the driest in the world.  Here the scenery has a moon-like quality, with wind-carved rocks, fizzing geysers and pretty oases.

Holiday itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Buenos Aires. Transfer to hotel in the chic Recoleta district.

Day 2

At leisure in Buenos Aires. Optional football matches in season.

Day 3

Guided excursion to a gaucho display at a nearby ranch.

Day 4

Transfer to airport and fly to El Calafate.

Day 5

Guided adventure on the Patagonian steppes by 4WD vehicle.

Day 6

Guided visit to Perito Moreno glacier with mini-trekking or boat trip.

Day 7

Scenic drive to Torres del Paine National Park.

Days 8-9

Guided outdoor activities in Torres del Paine National Park.

Day 10

Transfer to Punta Arenas airport, fly to Santiago.

Day 11

Guided city tour of the capital.

Day 12

Fly to Calama and transfer to San Pedro de Atacama.

Days 13-14

Guided excursions in the Atacama Desert.

Day 15

Fly from Calama to Santiago.

Day 16

Transfer to airport for your international flight home.

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Buenos Aires
Places visited

Buenos Aires


 
Ice Trekking on a Glacier
Thing to do

Go ice trekking on a glacier


 
Alto Hotel Calafate Patagónico
Accommodation

Alto Calafate Hotel


 

16 days from £4883pp

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What our experts say

If you have the opportunity to fly south from Santiago to Puerto Montt or Punta Arenas in Patagonia, make sure you book a seat on the left-hand-side of the plane. You’re children will be rewarded with spectacular scenery of glacial lakes, snow-capped volcanoes and granite peaks for the 3-4 hour flight. There is no better entertainment than this view, I promise.

Stuart

Stuart Whittington

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