Overview & Highlights
Chile’s fractured, mountainous coastline meant the mid-south remaining a sparsely populated wilderness, as are the wind-buffeted steppes across the border in Argentina. But now the adventurous can explore this region on our group tour..
- Buenos Aires: City tour
- La Trochita train journey or Los Alerces National Park, Esquel
- Queulat National Park and glacier
- Puerto Rio Tranquilo: Glacier Exploradores and boat trip to Capillas de Marmol
There are surely few areas of Latin America of such outstanding natural beauty, yet, owing to its remoteness, Aisén in Chilean Patagonia is relatively unvisited. Lying between the justifiably popular volcanic lake district to the north and the windswept granite peaks and glaciers of Torres del Paine to the south, this remarkable region reveals a wilderness of cool rainforest, glaciers, and sweeping vistas across stunning mountain peaks.
Not all that long ago, finding comfortable transport and accommodation in the region was a challenge. Now, as the area opens up with new roads and begins to develop its tourism potential, a number of reasonable and good hotels and lodges have been established.
A sense of adventure is vital, as is an understanding of the nature of journeys which explore remote areas.
UK clients fly to Buenos Aires, Argentina, arriving the following morning.
Day at leisure to rest, explore or take an optional excursion.
City tour of Buenos Aires.
Fly to Esquel in Argentine Patagonia.
Board the Old Patagonian Express or visit Los Alerces National Park.
Cross into Chile to Futaleufú. Walking or white-water rafting.
Drive down the Carretera Austral to Puerto Puyuhuapi. Visit the Queulat National Park.
Travel on down 'the southern highway' to Coyhaique.
Venture further south through glacial valleys and across Lago General Carrera to stay on the shores of the lake.
Day at leisure to relax, stroll along the lake shore or nearby rivers or fish, kayak or raft.
Continue north to Puerto Rio Tranquilo on the shores of a glacial lake.
View Exploradores glacier and visit the Capillas de Marmol by boat.
Return north to Balmaceda and fly to Santiago.
Optional visit to a vineyard or the port city Valparaíso.
Depart for international flight or extension.
UK clients arrive home the following day.
Things to do
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Browse our unrivalled portfolio of accommodation . Every option has been carefully chosen by our team of travel experts, so you can rest assured that you’ll relax in utter comfort.
If there's somewhere you particularly want to go that isn't included in this tour, we can add on an extension to take you there.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
The amazing scenery - every kilometre of the Carretera Austral, every turning, offers stunning views which never cease to surprise...I am impressed with the way it is possible to combine group tours with individual travel and with the flexibility available on the tours to meet individual needs. I find the whole booking experience from enquiry to final plans, very easy with great response from your office. The tour leaders are absolutely brilliant at what they do - I am in awe of their multiple skills!SC, Penryn
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Our specialists have been expertly crafting award-winning tailor-made holidays to Latin America for 40 years. We would be delighted to create a truly personalised trip which perfectly matches your wishes and requirements.
Carrie Gallagher - Travel Consultant
A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Escorted Groups team.
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Real Latin America Experts
Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Consultant
Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made team.
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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 Sales team.
Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Consultant
Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.
Evie Oswald - Travel Consultant
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.
Lina Fuller - Travel Consultant
Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.
Ben Line - Travel Consultant
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 Manager of the Tailor-made Department.