Argentina | Crossing The Andes – Luxury Experience

9 days | 8 nights
TYPOLOGIES

Private Escorted Tour

DIFFICULTY

Low

MIN. TRAVELERS

2 Passengers

$ 3199

Amazing Experience

Combine Argentina and Chile the Lakes Crossing from Bariloche to Puerto Varas  One of the most extraordinary experience, among the mountains and lakes into the heart of the Andes. Places and attractions to visit: Buenos Aires, Nahuel Huapí Lake, Lakes District Argentina - Chile, Patagonian Jungle, Andean Crossing, Osono Volcano, Puerto Varas, Santiago de Chile.

What's Included

Meet and greet upon arrival
Private airport and port transfers
2 nights in Buenos Aires at 5-star, Loi Suites Recoleta Hotel or similar
2 nights in Bariloche at 5-star, Llao Llao Resort Golf & Spa Resort or similar
3 nights in Puerto Varas at 5-star, Cumbres Puerto Varas Hotel or similar
2 nights in Santiago Chile at 5-star, Renaissance Santiago Hotel or similar
Private Half-day guided city tour in Buenos Aires
Private Half day sightseeing tour in Bariloche
Full-day Lake Crossing from Argentina to Chile
Private Half day Osorno Volcano tour in Puerto Varas
Private Full-day Santiago City and Santa Rita Winery tour with lunch
Daily Buffet breakfast at the hotel
Local English speaking tour guides
Ground Transfers Throughout the Itinerary
Entrance Fees & Taxes ( Except city taxes in Argentina)

Services NOT included

International and Domestic Flights
Optional tours or visits
Meals not specified as included
Tips for guides, drives, and specialist guides
Buenos Aires and Bariloche city taxes (estimaded $1.50 per person per night)
Resort fee Llao Llao Bariloche ($12.00 per person)
Andean Crossing Embarking Fee(Estimated $20.00 at the port of departure, cash only)
Personal expenses
Anything that is not specified as included

Day by Day

Please Note While it is our intention to adhere to the route described, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable, to make alterations. On Day 1 of the tour, you will be advised of any amendments.

DAY 1 | Arrival - Buenos Aires

Upon arrival at Pistarini Buenos Aires International Airport (formerly Ezeiza Airport), you will be transferred to your selected hotel. The rest of the day at your leisure, so you can start being acquainted with the city. Buenos Aires is known as the “Paris of South America” for its spacious boulevards, European architecture, and avenues with its impressive monuments.
| Overnight in Buenos Aires

DAY 2 | Buenos Aires

Following breakfast at your hotel, we will start your Buenos Aires experience as you visit all the must-sees with a local expert. Your guide will show you all that make Buenos Aires unique: its architecture, its people, and their customs. As it’s a private journey, we can adjust the schedule and activities to meet your needs.
Discover La Boca neighborhood, our first port, and Caminito Street with its colorful houses, street artists, football and tango atmosphere; San Telmo, with its cobbled stone streets and antique shops; Puerto Madero, the most modern and expensive district of the city. Plaza de Mayo (the main historical square of the city), surrounded by the “Casa Rosada” (the Presidential Palace), Cabildo, and the Metropolitan Cathedral (Pope Francis’ Church). You cannot miss the conglomerated 9th of July Avenue, and the beautiful Colón Theatre (outside), and our famous Obelisk, the symbol of Buenos Aires.
Enjoy a walk inside the Recoleta’s cemetery, considered the third most important in the world due to the sculptures and art that it has. After the tour, return to the hotel.

| Overnight in Buenos Aires

|  Breakfast

DAY 3 | Buenos Aires-Bariloche

After breakfast, you will be taken to the domestic airport for your flight to Bariloche (flight not included, to be booked by agent).
Bariloche, one of the most beautiful spots in Patagonia, perfect for nature lovers and adventure seekers! With a privileged location within the Nahuel Huapi National Park, next to the Andes, this destination has infinite options to enjoy outdoor activities: trekking, mountain biking, kayaking, rafting, horse riding, fly-fishing, and multiple sightseeing opportunities. Choose your favorite!
Our representative will meet you at the airport to take you directly to your hotel.

|Overnight in Ushuaia

|  Breakfast

DAY 4 | Bariloche

Breakfast at the hotel.

Today explore the most beautiful natural areas around Bariloche. An ideal sightseeing tour in one of the most beautiful natural areas around Bariloche, where unique breathtaking views of Lake Nahuel Huapi, Mount Tronador & Victoria Island will surprise you.
Start the activity with the pick up at the hotel, join the driver and local guide. Enjoy a sightseeing tour along Bustillo Avenue with spectacular views overlooking Nahuel Huapi Lake and major attractions of the area.
After a scenic drive, stop at Campanario Hill for a great 360º view, and use the chairlift to get to the summit to enjoy the impressive landscapes. Once at the top, you will have enough time to appreciate the views and also to delight in a hot tea/coffee accompanied by a delicious home-made pie in a cozy coffee store.
Then, continue the sightseeing driving west reaching Llao Lao Natural Reserve, where you can enjoy different pleasant walks to discover the Nature and native species of Flora.
Complete the loop driving back to your hotel with a visit of “Lago Escondido,” passing by “Arroyo Angostura” and “Lopez Bay” where a narrow river connects Lake Nahuel Huapi and Lake Moreno, and a short stop at the Classic “Punto Panorámico” for a memory picture.

|Overnight in Bariloche

|  Breakfast

DAY 5 | Andean Crossing ,from Bariloche to Puerto Varas

Breakfast at your hotel. Today we will do the Andean Crossing.

The Andean Crossing is the only passage that navigates the Andes Mountain Range along three beautiful lakes, connected by four stretches of land, beginning in San Carlos de Bariloche in Argentina, and ending in Puerto Varas in Chile or vice versa. It’s a journey revealing beautiful mountain landscapes that pass through the most colorful part of Patagonia. It takes an entire day to get from one country to the other.
08.30 am – 10.00 am. Private Transfer from your hotel to Puerto Pañuelo.
10.00 am – 11.10 am. Sailing trip aboard Catamarán across Lake Nahuel Huapi.
11.10 am – 11.30 am. Bus transfer to Puerto Alegre.
11.30 am – 12.00 pm. Sailing trip aboard Catamarán across Lake Frías.
12.00 pm – 3.30 pm. Bus transfer to Peulla
3.30 pm – 5.30 pm. Sailing trip aboard Catamarán across Lake Todos Los Santos.
5.30 pm – 7.30 pm. Private transfer from Petrohué to your hotel in Puerto Varas
Welcome to Puerto Varas. With a great choice of open-air adventures, distinctive Chilean-German traditions, and a truly stunning natural setting, Puerto Varas is an enchanting town with a sweeping lakeside promenade and magnificent views of the distant volcanoes from the shores of peaceful Lake Llanquihue.

| Overnight in Puerto Varas

|  Breakfast

DAY 6 | Puerto Varas

Breakfast at your hotel.

Today the tour begins in Puerto Varas (also known as the City of Roses) heading towards the Osorno Volcano. On the way, you will be able to enjoy beautiful views over Lake Llanquihue, as well as the snowy volcanoes in the background. You will then make the final ascent up to 1,240 meters, reaching both the Ski Centre and Volcano Osorno.
At this point, there will be around an hour of free time so that you can enjoy the landscape and explore the beauty of the surrounding areas. There will also be the option to have a cup of coffee or hot chocolate. There is a chair lift that takes you up to either the first or second ski station (1,450m or 1,750m) if you so wish. These points provide an incredible view over Lake Llanquihue, revealing the grandeur and uniqueness of the landscape.

|Overnight in Puerto Varas

|  Breakfast

DAY 7 | Puerto Varas to Santiago Chile

Breakfast at your hotel.
Flight from Puerto Varas to Santiago de Chile (not included).
Welcome to Santiago de Chile!
Santiago, the capital and largest city of Chile, is located in a valley between the snow-capped Andes and the Chilean Coastal Cordillera. The city’s diversity shines through in its many contrasting neighborhoods.
Our representative will meet you at the airport to take you directly to your hotel.

|Overnight in Santiago

|  Breakfast

DAY 8 | Santiago

Following breakfast, you will go on a half-day panoramic city tour of Santiago’s main attractions, rich history, and modern, impressive buildings. You will visit the courtyards of the Government Palace “La Moneda”, the main square (Plaza de Armas), the Cathedral, the Central Post Office, and the Municipality. Then you will travel along the main avenue of the city “La Alameda”, seen from the Forest Park and the San Cristóbal hill and the bohemian Bellavista neighborhood. To complete the visit of Chile´s Capital, you will continue through the modern residential and commercial areas, sectors that reach the foot of the Andes Mountains. New neighborhoods such as Santa María de Manquehue, Las Condes, and Vitacura are mixed with sectors of advanced architecture such as Barrio El Golf.

Half-day Santa Rita Vineyard with lunch
After discovering Santiago, you will head towards the south of the city to the road that crosses the Maipo Valley. Making your way deeper into the valley, the tour will arrive at one of the most renowned vineyards throughout Chile, Santa Rita. There, you will enjoy a lovely lunch at Casa de Doña Paula Restaurant which was built in the 17th century and has held various important events regarding Chile’s Independence.
After lunch, you will have the chance to explore Santa Rita Vineyard facilities and wine cellars, understanding more about the process and stages of making wine. The tour ends with a tasting of Santa Rita´s finest wines: you will try some of the best wines from the vineyard.
Finally, you will return to the hotel in Santiago.

|Overnight in Santiago

|  Breakfast

DAY 9 | Departure

Enjoy the final breakfast at your hotel. Private transfer from the hotel to the airport.

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