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Patagonia: Edge of the World featuring Argentina, Chile, and a 4-Night Patagonia Cruise 2021-2022

14 days with Collette Vacations   Rating: Deluxe

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Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Overnight Flight
Board your overnight flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Day 2 Buenos Aires, Argentina - Tour Begins
Your journey starts in Buenos Aires. The city radiates a Latin-infused rhythm interwoven with its European heritage. Meet your fellow travelers for a cocktail reception at your hotel, located in the heart of the chic and stylish Recoleta neighborhood. Head to a local restaurant with your new friends and indulge in savory Argentine flavors. (D)

Day 3 Buenos Aires
Embark on a panoramic city tour and coast down the famous Avenida 9 de Julio, where Parisian architecture and verdant trees line the world’s widest avenue. Discover the city’s most well-known sites and stop at the famous Recoleta Cemetery, the final resting place of Eva Peron. Enjoy free time to explore San Telmo, where street performers tango on the sidewalks and vibrant street murals dance along the walls. Return to Recoleta for an evening at leisure. (B)

Day 4 Buenos Aires - El Calafate
Fly to El Calafate, gateway to Patagonia’s natural splendor and known as the “National Capital of the Glaciers.” Get acquainted with the city on a brief walking tour before enjoying free time to explore on your own. Gather in the evening for dinner with your fellow travelers. (B,D)

Day 5 El Calafate - Perito Moreno Glacier - El Calafate
In Los Glaciares National Park, allow the wonder of Perito Moreno Glacier to take hold of your senses. This gigantic tower of vibrant ice rests against blue-green waters – an awe-inspiring blanket to the natural world. Gaze off the shoreline in search of floating icebergs, listening to the resounding crack of ice sheets breaking free. (B)

Day 6 El Calafate - Puerto Natales, Chile
Make your way into Chile at Puerto Natales. En route, stop to spend time with some local gauchos at a typical Patagonian estancia. Enjoy a traditional lamb roast lunch as you chat and learn about the culture. Venture through the edge of the Patagonian countryside before settling into your hotel, featuring unparalleled views of lakes and mountains. (B,L)

Day 7 Puerto Natales - Torres del Paine - Puerto Natales
Venture into Torres Del Paine National Park, a UNESCO biosphere reserve. Among the jagged mountains, ethereal teal waters, and expansive grasslands, you may spot soaring condors, inquisitive guanacos (llamas), and independent felines. Marvel at the cascading waterfalls as you make your way through what is considered to be one of South America’s most incredible national parks. (B,D)

Day 8 Puerto Natales - Punta Arenas - Board Ship - Chilean Waters
Discover this coastal metropolis city of Punta Arenas with an expert guide, where brightly colored houses meet modern skyscrapers. As the day draws to a close, leave the mainland on the Stella Australis, your home for the next four nights. Head for one of the most remote corners of the world as you sail through Chilean waters. (B,D)

Day 9 Ainsworth Bay - Tucker Islets
Dock in Ainsworth Bay. As you take your Zodiac to shore, keep an eye out for the area’s extensive birdlife or perhaps a colony of elephant seals. Spend your day with a choice of two guided excursions: you may explore a peat bog and beaver habitat or embark on an active hike along a glacial moraine. Back on the ship, sail to the Tucker Islets where you’ll head to shore for a close-up view of the Magellan penguins.* (B,L,D)

Day 10 Pia Glacier - Glacier Alley
Take a Zodiac to shore and stand in awe before the Pia Glacier, a colossal mass of ice slowly crawling down the mountains, followed by a choice between two hikes.** Back onboard the ship, continue through the Beagle Channel and into Glacier Alley. These impressive masses of ice are so large that most of them are named after countries – including Holland, Italy, Germany, and France. (B,L,D)

Day 11 Cape Horn - Wulaia Bay
Disembark*** at Cape Horn National Park, home to an archipelago of islands considered to be the “End of the Earth.” This afternoon, anchor at fabled Wulaia Bay and visit the historic radio station, formerly used by the Chilean Navy. Choose how you explore the area with an expert guide, selecting between three different hikes of varying difficulty.** Each choice will offer sprawling vistas of the gentle bay. (B,L,D)

Day 12 Disembark Boat - Tierra del Fuego National Park - Ushuaia
Embark on your final sail through Patagonia as you enter Argentine waters, docking at Ushuaia. End your Patagonian adventure at Tierra del Fuego National Park. With the wind in your hair and fresh air in your lungs, breathe in the peace and serenity around you, intensified by the dramatic landscape of waterfalls, glaciers, and forests. (B)

Day 13 Ushuaia - Buenos Aires
Fly to Buenos Aires and make the most of some time at leisure. Gather for a farewell dinner at La Ventana Tango House, where you’ll savor Argentine cuisine before viewing an authentic tango performance. (B,D)

Day 14 Buenos Aires - Tour Ends
Say adios to Argentina as your tour draws to a close this morning. (B)
All This Included
Take a step into a world of pure nature in Patagonia, where crystal-clear waters meet mountainside glaciers. Feel the Latin-infused rhythms of Buenos Aires. Breathe in the peace and serenity of Tierra del Fuego National Park. Enjoy a 4-night cruise through the fjords of Patagonia. Engage in a variety of nature hikes. Spend the day by the Pia Glacier. Trek through a colony of Magellanic penguins. Connect with local gauchos (cowboys) at an Argentine lamb roast. Find a haven of snowcapped Andes and ethereal fjords in the wilderness of Chile and Argentina.
  • 24 meals
  • Centrally-located hotels provide a home away from home
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • A professional tour manager accompanies you throughout your trip
  • Expert local guides provide insightful, personalized tours
  • Unparalleled sightseeing includes all of the "must-sees"
  • Enriching cultural experiences bring the destination to life
  • Private climate-controlled motorcoach enhances your tour
  • Free round trip sedan service that takes you from your home to the airport when you purchase an air-inclusive Collette tour (within 50 miles of nearest airport gateway)
Highlights
  • Get a glimpse into Argentine culture at a lively tango performance.
  • Meet and swap stories with local gauchos (cowboys).
  • Embark on a 4-night cruise through the fjords and ethereal wilderness of Patagonia.
Accommodations
Buenos Aires: Sofitel Buenos Aires Recoleta
El Calafate: Esplendor by Wyndham El Calafate 
Puerto Natales: Remota Patagonia Lodge 
Ushuaia: Stella Australis 
Ushuaia: Los Acebos
Buenos Aires: Sofitel Buenos Aires Recoleta
Pre and Post Add-ons
Pre Night Hotel:
  • Sofitel Buenos Aires Recoleta
Post Night Hotel:
  • Sofitel Buenos Aires Recoleta
Notes
  • This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs or on uneven walking surfaces should be expected.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions
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* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.