Overview & Highlights
An adventurous family holiday exploring wilderness Torres del Paine National Park and Perito Moreno glacier in Patagonia; and the moon-like Atacama Desert. Visit the dynamic capital cities Santiago and Buenos Aires.
- Guided excursion to gaucho ranch, with show
- Guided adventure in 4WD vehicle, Los Glaciares National Park
- Guided excursion to Perito Moreno glacier and mini-trekking or boat trip on the lake
- Excursions and activities in Torres del Paine National Park
- Guided city tour in Santiago
- Guided explorations in the Atacama Desert
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.
Arrive in Buenos Aires. Transfer to hotel in the chic Recoleta district.
At leisure in Buenos Aires. Optional football matches in season.
Guided excursion by boat to Tigre and the River Plate Delta
Transfer to airport and fly to El Calafate.
Guided adventure on the Patagonian steppes by 4WD vehicle.
Guided visit to Perito Moreno glacier with mini-trekking or boat trip.
Scenic drive to Torres del Paine National Park.
Guided outdoor activities in Torres del Paine National Park.
Transfer to Punta Arenas airport, fly to Santiago.
Guided city tour of the capital.
Fly to Calama and transfer to San Pedro de Atacama.
Guided excursions in the Atacama Desert.
Fly from Calama to Santiago.
Transfer to airport for your international flight home.
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Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.
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Ben Line - Travel Expert
Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.
Evie Oswald - Travel Expert
It's hard to believe that Evie has had time to cram so much in to her life so far. Having lived as a child in the Americas and Europe she found herself immediately attracted to Latin America.
Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Expert
After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.
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Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.
Sophie Barber - Travel Expert
Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.
Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Expert
Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.