January 12-27, 2018
Extension to Iguassau Falls and Rio, Jan 27-29/ 29-31
Embark on a comprehensive and epic adventure through Argentina and Chile’s majestic Patagonia with me. Experience striking landscapes and
warm people, luxury accommodations and outstanding food and wine as we explore emerald lakes, ancient ice fields, magnificent glacier regions,
marine wildlife in a photo safari and cosmopolitan cities.
Argentina and Chile, with some of the most outstanding vistas in the world will awe us with it’s offerings. From the scenic Torres del Paine National
Park to Patagonia and Bariloche to the sophisticated cities of Santiago and Buenos Aires - an outstanding adventure awaits our small group.
Pre and Post trip extensions are available to Atacama Desert, Chile Wine Country, Iguassu Falls and Rio deJaneiro.
Asian Odysseys, with our world renown partner, has crafted a journey replete with gorgeous sights and fascinating excursions for our very special guests.
Join with us to explore Chile and Argentina's Patagonia together.
Space is limited so book early.
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JANUARY 12 (FRIDAY) - LEAVE USA
JANUARY 13 (SATURDAY) - ARRIVE SANTIAGO, CHILE.
You will be met on arrival and transferred to SAN CRISTOBAL TOWER HOTEL, a Luxury Collection Hotel. Set against the imposing backdrop
of the Andes Mountains, the Chilean capital is regarded as one of the most modern and safest cities in Latin America. We will explore Santiago to see its mix of old and modern architecture. Also visit the Bohemian quarter of the city and the house of famous poet Pablo Neruda.
JANUARY 14 (SUNDAY) SANTIAGO- FULL DAY
TOUR OF VALPARAISO AND VINA DEL MAR (B, L)
We will cross the coastal mountain range to first visit Quintay Winery to taste wines and a 5 courses lunch at the vineyard.
Continue drive to arrive at Valparaiso, the country’s main port city. See its picturesque hills and corners, touring the labyrinth of
its streets and climbing on its elevators for a panoramic view of the city. Following the coast to the north side of the bay we will
arrive to the city of Viña del Mar, the highly-visited resort of the zone.
JANUARY 15 (MONDAY) SANTIAGO- PUERTO MONTT – PUERTO VARAS- LAKE DISTRICT (B, L)
Morning fly to Chile’s beautiful Lake district. Brief tour of Puerto Montt, see view of the port, fishing villages, visit a handicraft
market of Angelmo. Continue to Puerto Varas- the City of Roses.
HOTEL PUERTO VARAS sits on the southwest banks of the expansive Lake Llanquihue, which offers commanding viewsof snow-capped Osorno Volcano and Calbuco Volcano, both still active. Traditional German-style architecture characterizes the town, reflecting its colonial past.
Lunch at the hotel restaurant. Later visit Church of Puerto Varas and the main square.
JANUARY 16 (TUESDAY) PUERTO VARASPETROHUE- PEULLA- LAKE CROSSING TO BARILOCHI, ARGENTINA. (B, L)
We will see turquoise water, Peulla ecological village located within the Vicente Perez Rosales National Park, see snow-specked
volcanoes and mirrored lakes of the Andes Mountains, cruise over the shimmering lakes and drives through virgin forests. Last
navigation through ‘Nahuel Huapi Lake. Upon arrival transfer to LLAO LLAO HOTEL AND RESORT.
Paine Massif, Patagonia, Chile
JANUARY 17 (WEDNESDAY) SAN CARLOS DE BARILOCHE (B, L)
Tour Curcuito Chico to experience Bariloche’s gorgeous natural attractions. Start with downtown Bariloche, see the houses of
pioneers who settled the area, drive around Lake Nahuel Huapi to see nearby attractions. Stand in the shadow of the impressive
Mt Campanario, looming 3,444 feet, for a view the region’s mountains, lakes and verdant forests. Rest of the day at leisure to
enjoy your beautiful hotel.
JANUARY 18 (THURSDAY) BARILOCHE - ELCALAFATE- Torres Del Paine National Park (B, D)
Morning -a short flight brings us to the remote town of El Calafate, after lunch in a local
restaurant, we drive across into Chile to the the most spectacular part of this tour to the Torres Del Paine National Park and our luxury hotel
Explora Patagonia is located at the center of the Torres del Paine National Park, the heart ofPatagonia, on the shores of Lake Pehoe.
It has breathtaking views of the Paine ridge and the granite towers.
JANUARY 18 -22 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday) TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK (B, L, D)
With over 40 excursions to choose from, we will cover many areas in the Park either on foot, horseback, or by van. Excursions are led by a expert guide for walks towards crystal clear woods of lenga trees, hiking to viewpoints and horseback riding through the Park’spampas (grasslands) and
rivers or various exploration drives.
JANUARY 22 (MONDAY) T.D.P. NATIONAL PARK - EL CALAFATE (B, L, D)
Today we drive back to El Calafate, Argentina- XELENA HOTEL, LAKE VIEW ROOMS.
Afternoon tour of Glacier National Park. Set off to the magnificent Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the few advancing
glaciers. Huge icebergs from the glacier will collapse into the Lake. The roar of the gigantic ice rocks falling and crashing into the waters of the
channel is a unique experience. Walk along the footpath to view the Glacier from different viewpoints.
JANUARY 23 (TUESDAY) EL CALAFATE (B, L, D)
Today we cruise aboard RIOS DE HIELO EXPRESS- shared service with box lunch- sail across the North Arm of Lake
Argentino to the Upsala Canal, where we find a spectacular Ice Barrier. From there we will have a panoramic view of Upsala Glacier.
Then we navigate the Spegazzini Canal, where we can observe the Seco Glacier to reach the front of the highest Spegazzini Glacier National Park,
our last point of visit.
JANUARY 24 (WEDNESDAY)
El Calafate - Buenos Aires- (B)
Fly to Buenos Aires this morning. Drive to the airport for a flight to the elegant city of Buenos Aires. PARK TOWER HOTEL.
Rest of the day at leisure. Time available to walk on the famous Florida Street to the Puerto Madero area full of restaurants and views of
modern Buenos Aires or enjoy a Gondola ride Venice style!.
JANUARY 25 (THURSDAY) BUENOS AIRES (B)
Sightseeing tour visiting all main highlights: Drive past the Pink House, Parliament, enjoy a leisurely walk in the colorful La Boca,
San Telmo area, then drive past the wide Aveneda 9 de Julio to see the great obelisk, theater district and continue on to the
exclusive Recoleta area where you will visit the cemetery where Eva Peron is buried. Evening opportunity to attend a Tango Show
with dinner (Optional).
JANUARY 26 (FRIDAY) BUENOS AIRES - Full day at
leisure to explore Buenos Aires on your own. (B)
JANUARY 27 (SAT) LEAVE BUENOS AIRES FOR HOME OR BEGIN TOUR EXTENTIONS TO IGUASSU FALLS AND/OR RIO DE JANEIRO (B)
IGUASSU FALLS- 2 nights 3 days- January 27 - 29 2018
JANUARY 27, (SATURDAY) BUENOS AIRES (AEP Airport)- IGUASSU FALLS
Morning transfer to the airport for a flight to Iguassu- Argentina side airport. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to HOTEL SHERATON (Fallsview room)
Afternoon guided tour of the Barazilian side of the Falls. 80% of the Falls are on Argentina side and though the trail on Brazilian
side is only about 3000 feet, it offers the most spectacular views of the falls on both sides. You will also get an opportunity to see the falls upclose
from a platform accessed by an elevator. (Valid multiple entry visa for Brazil is required).
OPTIONAL- A 10minute helicopter ride over the falls- approximately $150 per person.
JANUARY 28, (SUNDAY) IGUASSU FALLS ARGENTINA SIDE (B, L)
Full day tour of Argentina side of the falls + Gran Adeventura Jungle ride + boat trip to the falls. Your private vehicle and driver/
guide will drive you across the border to the Argentina side falls. The Great Adventure is unique, and combines the whole essence
of the Iguassu National Park in one ride: the jungle and the waterfalls. It starts by entering the jungle from the “Sendero
Yacaratía” trail with special safari type open trucks that allows a 5.5kms ride through the jungle with panoramic view of the
environment along with experienced guides. Arrive at the Puerto Macuco Base, which is 100 meters away from the Infirmary and
Service Station, and 100 meters of downhill steps ahead to reach the floating platform where the second part of this ride begins.
With large powerful motor-boats, visitors are taken through the Canyon of the Iguassu River upstream, until the falls, from these
total, 2 km are river rapids. After enjoying the view from the calm side of San Martin Island we sail to the “Tres Mosqueteros”
waterfall, at that point, the Brazilian and Argentinean sides and the Devil’s Throat can be clearly appreciated. Later we sail along the
shore of the island until we get to the most exciting part where we face the San Martin waterfall, a wonderful and unforgettable
experience, for it’s the largest waterfall any motor-boat can approach safely. There is 100% chance of getting wet! ponchos are
provided along with safety gear. We return to the boat landing, then a slow climb to the trails of Argentina side. Your guide will
walk you through different lookout points before Lunch. Transfer back to your hotel.
JANUARY 29, (Monday) IGUASSU FALLS- HOME OR BEGIN EXTENSION TO RIO DE JANEIRO
Transfer to AR or BR side airports for flight to Buenos Aires or Rio De Janeiro.
RIO DE JANEIRO- 3 nights 4 days- January 29 to Feb 1, 2018
JANUARY 29, (MONDAY) IGUASSU FALLS-RIO DE JANEIRO- Transfer to the Brazilian side airport for
flight to Rio De Janeiro. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel HOTEL MARRIOTT COPACABANA or BELMOND COPACABANA HOTEL.
Rest of the day at leisure.
OPTIONAL: Evening Rio Plataforma Samba Show with dinner or just cocktails-
JANUARY 30 (TUESDAY) RIO DE JANEIRO
Full day city tour of Sugar Loaf and Corcovado with English speaking guide.
Pick up from your Hotel for a Full Day Tour including visit to Corcovado (ticket included) and Sugar Loaf visit (cable car
ticket included). We will cross the tunnel Rebouças to reach the traditional residential area of Cosme Velho and the train station
of the Corcovado. We board the train that climbs up to the base of the statue of the Christ Redeemer, at the top of the mountain,
passing through the lush forest of Tijuca, one of the largest green areas of forest preservation in the world.
Lunch not included.
Later depart for downtown and you will meet the Old Rio and have the chance to visit the cultural side of this beautiful city. Rio
is also a city of a glorious honorable past, which should definitely be experienced. This tour to by taking the Aterro do Flamengo,
you will be taken to the neighborhood of Urca where it is located one of the largest symbols of the city: the Sugar Loaf.
This visit is made in two steps by cable car. The first cable car takes passengers to Urca Hill which is 215 meters high and from
where one can have a beautiful view from the Guanabara Bay and its islands, the Rio-Niterói Bridge and Corcovado hill. From this
stage, a second cable car will be taken up to the top with 395 meters to find a splendid view from Copacabana beach, the Santa
Cruz fortress and some beaches of Niterói.
JANUARY 31 (WEDNESDAY)- RIO DE JANEIRO
Full day at leisure to enjoy Rio on your own.
February 01- (Thursday ) - RIO DE JANEIRO- HOME
Transfer to the airport for flights home
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We offer complete flexibility in arranging your International and internal flights as per your wishes, preferred routing or airline.
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