Overview & Highlights
A comprehensive and varied group tour including the Patagonian Andes of Chile and Argentina, with walking and wildlife spotting. Includes the volcano-dotted lake district, Torres del Paine, Perito Moreno glacier, Tierra del Fuego and Buenos Aires.
- Santiago: walking tour of the city
- Lake district: Petrohué Falls
- Lake district: Chiloe Island
- Torres del Paine: 2 full days in the park to explore by vehilcle and foot
- Los Glaciares National Park: guided walks
- Los Glaciares National Park: Perito Moreno Glacier
- Ushuaia: Tierra del Fuego National Park expedition
- Buenos Aires: guided city tour
The Nandú Journey explores the beautiful, remote and sometimes savage scenery of Patagonia in southern Chile and Argentina, and the diverse human and wildlife landscapes of these two very varied countries.
From the gentle countryside, dense forests and snow-capped volcanoes of the Chilean lake district, the journey heads south to the bleak windswept scenery of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego, crossing grassy plains, passing soaring granite peaks and creaking glaciers. By way of dramatic contrast you’ll savour life in the two capital cities; the elegant and European Buenos Aires, and cosmopolitan Santiago.
UK clients depart on overnight flight arriving in Santiago, Chile the following day.
Arrive Santiago. Walking tour of the city.
Optional visits to local vineyards or the port of Valparaíso.
Fly to Temuco, by road to Pucón, to explore the lake district.
Optional visit to Huerquehue National Park or the opportunity to climb Villarrica volcano.
Drive to Puerto Varas; visit the Petrohue Falls.
Visit Chiloé Island.
Fly to Punta Arenas.
By road to Puerto Natales gateway to Torres del Paine, 3 night stay.
Walking in the park to see rivers and glaciers.
Travel to El Calafate, Argentina, on the shores of Lago Argentino.
Excursion to the Perito Moreno Glacier.
Drive to El Chaltén. Walking in Los Glaciares National Park.
Fly to Ushuaia, lively port on the southernmost tip of the continent.
Walk in Tierra del Fuego National Park.
Fly to Buenos Aires.
City tour. Optional tango show or boat trip to Colonia, Uruguay.
Depart for international flight or extension.
UK clients arrive home the following day.
Things to do
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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.
Climbing Villarica Volcano on a beautiful sunny day. Reaching the summit to see incredible views over the Andes and Lake District, the skyline peppered with snowy cones of of the volcanos, then peering into the gently smoking crater to see lava bubbling beneath us. Totally awesome!!!AP, Norwich
Tailor made holiday
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.
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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Real Latin America Experts
Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Consultant
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.
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.
Sophie Barber - Travel Consultant
Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia.
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.
Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Consultant
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.
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.