Patagonia: Untouched Wilderness

Resort: Patagonia: Untouched Wilderness
Operator: Cox and Kings
Destination: Argentina
Price From: £3795.00

Overview

Patagonia is one of the worlds great
wilderness areas and its culture is
intertwined with that of the European
pioneers and gauchos. This fascinating
journey through four national parks in
Argentina and Chile reveals the distinct
cultures and landscapes of this remote part
of the world.

Itinerary

Day 1: Fly to Buenos Aires

Fly from London (regional connections available) direct to Buenos Aires with British Airways. (N)

Day 2: Buenos Aires

Morning arrival. Transfer to the Alvear Art Hotel for 2 nights. Afternoon at leisure to explore the streets of Buenos Aires on foot. (N)

Day 3: Buenos Aires

Morning tour of Buenos Aires, discovering its blend of European cultures and grand architecture. (B)

Day 4: Fly to Bariloche

Fly to Bariloche on the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi. Transfer to Hotel NH Edelweiss for 2 nights. (B)

Day 5: Bariloche

Half-day tour of Bariloches scenic surroundings, including Moreno lake, Angostura river and Campanario hill. (B)

Day 6: Puerto Varas

Full-day shared journey by coach and boat across the Lake District to Chile. Travel across lakes and mountains, past waterfalls and forests, to the lakeside town of Puerto Varas, with views of the Osorno volcano on clear days. Transfer to the Cabaa del Lago Hotel for 1 night. (B)

Day 7: Fly to Punta Arenas Puerto Natales

Fly to Punta Arenas and transfer to Puerto Natales. Stay overnight at the Hotel CostAustralis, overlooking the waters of Last Hope Sound. (B)

Day 8: Torres del Paine

Full-day shared tour of Torres del Paine National Park, the most recognised landscape of Patagonia. This remote and beautiful area encompasses mountains, glaciers and lakes, and is a habitat for guanacos, condors and native flightless rheas. Visit Salto Grande waterfall, Lake Nordenskjld, Lake Pehoe and Lake Grey. Stay 2 nights at the Hotel Lago Grey for 2 nights (Superior room with view). (B, L)

Day 9: Torres del Paine

Day at leisure to take optional excursions. (B)

Day 10: El Calafate

Drive across the border to El Calafate in Argentina (shared transfer). Stay 2 nights at Hotel Kosten Aike. (B)

Day 11: Perito Moreno

Full-day tour of the stunning Perito Moreno glacier. At 5km wide, it is a magnificent sight. See the glacier from the observation platforms and take a cruise on the lake in front of the ice wall. (B)

Day 12: Fly to Ushuaia

Fly to Ushuaia, the worlds most southerly city. Stay for 2 nights at the Hotel Los Acebos or similar with panoramic views over the bay. (B)

Day 13: Beagle Channel Tierra del Fuego

Morning cruise in the Beagle Channel. Afternoon visit to Tierra del Fuego National Park. (B)

Day 14: Fly to Buenos Aires

Fly to Buenos Aires and transfer to the Alvear
Art Hotel for 1 night. Optional evening dinner
and tango show at La Ventana. (B)

Day 15-16: Fly to London

Transfer to the airport and fly to London with British Airways, arriving the next day. (B) (N)

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