Buenos Aires, patagonian lakes with andean crossing and Santiago de Chile

Patagonian Lakes, South of Argentina and Chile

9 Days – 8 nights



recomended!


One of the most extraordinary way of traveling from Argentina to Chile. An astonishing experience, among the mountains and lakes into the heart of the Andes.

Places and attractions to visit: Buenos Aires, Tango night, Nahuel Huapí Lake, Lakes District Argentina - Chile, Patagonian Jungle, Andean Crossing, Petrohue waterfalls, Puerto Varas, Santiago de Chile 

Highlights

Highlights

• Discover the charm and glamour of Buenos Aires, a typically European metropolis anchored in Latin America. 

• Enjoy learning about its culture and heritage and discover the passion and beauty of tango, its popular dance.

• Get your senses ready for a feast of beauty and nature as you discover Bariloche and get amazed by its beautiful landscapes.

• Navigate across the Chilean Border and feel the immensity of the Andes while you keep being astonished by the immensity of the surroundings.

• Discover the jungle in the middle of The Andes mountain range. 

• Get to know Santiago, one of the most thriving and dynamic Capitals of the Continent.


Operates: whole the year

Region: Patagonian Lakes, South of Argentina and Chile.


Places and attractions to visit: Buenos Aires, Tango night, Nahuel Huapí Lake, Lakes District Argentina - Chile, Patagonian Jungle, Andean Crossing, Petrohue waterfalls, Puerto Varas, Santiago de Chile 


Overview

Day 1: BUENOS AIRES. Sightseeing tour.
Day 2: BUENOS AIRES. Dinner and Tango Show at one of the leading Tango salons in the city.
Day 3: BUENOS AIRES - BARILOCHE. “Small Circuit” tour.
Day 4: BARILOCHE. Day at leisure.
Day 5: BARILOCHE – ANDEAN CROSSING LAKES – PEULLA. Navigation through the Nahuel Huapí and Frias lakes.
Day 6: PEULLA – ANDEAN CROSSING LAKES – PUERTO VARAS. Navigation through Todos los Santos Lake and drive along the Llanquihue Lake.
Day 7: PUERTO VARAS. City tour of Puerto Montt and Puerto Varas.
Day 8: SANTIAGO. City tour including San Cristobal Hill.Overnight
Day 9: SANTIAGO. Transfer to the airport for your flight back home.
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Itineraty Details

Amazing travel from Argentina to Chile across the mountain range, trough lakes and the “Valdiviana jungle” into the heart of the Andes.

Day 1: BUENOS AIRES

Arrive to Buenos Aires.
Buenos Aires, cosmopolitan and elegant capital of Argentina, with a population of 12 million inhabitants, it is usually referred to as “the Paris of South America”.

Transfer to the hotel and Buenos Aires’ sightseeing tour
A different and original approach to discover the city’s most beautiful places, bars and avenues, to live its cultural life and to see its rich history come alive. A tour covering the outstanding points of interest: '9 de Julio´ Avenue, Colón Theatre (Opera House), San Telmo neighborhood, birthplace of the city, May Square, historical and political centre, La Boca district, famous for 'Caminito' street, May Avenue, Recoleta district, known for its Cemetery and Palermo, wide and beautiful park located in the heart of one of the most elegant areas in the city.
Overnight at the selected hotel.

Day 2: BUENOS AIRES

Day at leisure.

Optional suggested: Full day Gaucho Party tour at the country side or half day Tigre & Paraná delta.

In the evening, Dinner and Tango show
Buenos Aires is the birthplace of Tango, born in the brothels of the city, just before the beginning of the 1880s. Tango is not only a dance but also an obsession. Erotic and passionate, haunting and melancholic, it involves not only the body but also the soul. The Tango has captured the popular imagination for over one hundred years to become no less than an international cult.
A 3 course dinner with selected Argentine wines and an excellent beef while enjoying an impressive musical show in which the main character is the Tango.
Overnight.

Day 3: BUENOS AIRES - BARILOCHE

Transfer out to the airport for the flight to Bariloche.
Arrival, welcome and transfer to the selected hotel.
Bariloche is the hub of the Lakes District, a beautiful area of glacial lakes, ancient forests and extinct snow-capped volcanoes.

In the evening Half day Small Circuit and Campanario Hill tour:
The journey starts in Bariloche and borders the Nahuel HuapĂ­Lake. About 10 km. and further on, you come to the base of Campanario hill. There, you ride a chair lift, which take you to the top (1.050 m.a.s.l.). From there you will be able to admire one of the most beautiful and fascinating views in this area. Continuing the journey you will enjoy forest and mountains form an ecological zone unique in South America, as well as amazing views of Moreno and the Nahuel HuapĂ­ lakes.
Overnight.

Day 4: BARILOCHE

Optional: Half day tour sailing the Nahuel HuapĂ­ Lake to Victoria Island and the Arrayanes National Park.
Overnight.

Day 5: BARILOCHE – ANDEAN CROSSING LAKES – PEULLA

Regular transfer to the port to start the Andean lakes crossing
Mythical tour in the Andean Lake district, one of the most extraordinary and the most picturesque way of traveling from Argentina to Chile through the most beautiful natural route. A route that over 400 years ago, the natives utilized as a trade route and then the Jesuit priests utilized to establish the religious missions in the Nahuel HuapĂ­ region. You will marvel at volcanoes, lakes, ancient forests and the warmth of the local people on an unforgettable journey.
Spectacular navigation through the Nahuel Huapi and Frias lakes.
Arriving at Peulla, a great spot in the middle of the Andes.
Overnight.

Day 6: PEULLA – ANDEAN CROSSING LAKES – PUERTO VARAS

Morning free. In the evening navigation through Todos los Santos Lake and drive along the Llanquihue Lake. Petrohue waterfalls (Does not include entry).
Arriving to Puerto Varas, a charming small town. Transfer to the selected hotel. Overnight

Day 7: PUERTO VARAS

Puerto Montt, on the Bay of Reloncavi is a port on the Pacific Ocean.

Half day Puerto Varas Puerto Montt sightseeing tour
Puerto Varas, involves us in an environment where German traditions coexist with the Chilean culture, highlighting the wooden architecture, food and crafts. We will visit the “Sagrado Corazón de Jesús” church and the Costanera avenue. The tour continues through Puerto Montt, a city that has the largest fishing and business activity of the region; exploring the city from the sea side allows to observe a panoramic view of the bay. We will also visit other points of interest like the cathedral and the fish market; this one is a picturesque place where you can observe the daily work of the fishermen and the handicraft market.
Overnight.

Day 8: SANTIAGO

Transfer out to the airport in Puerto Montt to aboard the flight to Santiago.
Half day city tour including San Cristobal Hill.
Overnight.

Day 9: SANTIAGO

Transfer to the airport for your flight back home or continue with extensions in Chile.

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CUSTOMIZE THIS TOUR FOR ME:  
Our itineraries are suggestions based in our knowledge and experience and were prepared in order to get the maximum enjoyment and use of the time. However it can be customized, as much or as little as you want to suit your own specific requirements.

Prices

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Important note:

Please take into account that the VAT tax 21%. According to tax regulations in regards to foreign visitors, is not included on the accommodation portion of your quote.
To skip the payment of the VAT tax, we need a copy of your passport before arriving to our country.


AIR TICKET: Flights needed for this itinerary

BUE / BRC //PMC / SCL
Flights in South America cost approximately $100 to $250 USD per segment (*Estimate fare subject to reconfirmation upon issuing tickets.).
Covitour can offer special rates on flights for this itinerary.



Included in the cost
  • Seat-in basis services with local English/Spanish speaking guide.
  • Buenos Aires city tour.
  • Dinner and Tango Show.
  • Small Circuit tour in Bariloche with chairlift to Campanario hill.
  • Andean Crossing.
  • City tour in Puerto Varas and Puerto Montt.
  • City tour in Santiago de Chile.
  • All Transfers mentioned, to and from airports.
  • Daily breakfast and meals mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation in the mentioned or similar hotels within the selected category with daily breakfast and tax (21%): 3 nights in Buenos Aires, 2 in Bariloche, 1 in Peulla, 1 in Puerto Varas, 1 night Santiago.
  • VAT and local taxes.
Not Included in the cost
  • National Park Entrance Fees.
  • International or Domestic Flights.
  • Insurance (Covitour offers Travel insurance with special rates for this trip. Please just let us know if you are interested).
  • Tips to local guides and drivers.
  • Porterage and tips at hotels.
  • Extra expenses at hotel or personal items.
  • Optional excursions.
  • Optional extension to IguazĂş falls or other destination.

Particular conditions
All of the excursions described in the itineraries can normally be carried out. Notwithstanding the above, Covitour Incoming & Corporate and reserve the right, for technical or operative reasons, to reschedule, shorten, or alter all or part of the itineraries and/or excursions without prior notice, in order to safeguard the wellbeing and safety of passengers, preserve the environment, or due to any extraordinary circumstances, acts of God or force majeure. For the same reasons, the hours of departure or arrival of the excursions may be subject to change.

Optional Tours

Buenos Aires: Full day Gaucho Party

Tour at the country side. An opportunity to meet 'gauchos' (cowboys) in their own environment. A ride to the outskirts of the city into the countryside, the 'pampas', cradle of the 'gaucho' and the rich 'gaucho' tradition. Barbecue, wine, popular singing and dancing show, will give visitors an idea about the Gaucho daily life, horse races, etc.

Buenos Aires: Half day Tigre & Paraná delta.

It may be hard to believe that a few minutes away from the chaos of the city, Nature and silence seem to have defeated the piles of concrete and the frenzy of urban life. This visit to Tigre, the gateway to the astonishing Paraná River Delta, will allow us toboard a catamaran boat to discover thousands of islands and islets crisscrossed by rivers and brooks.

Bariloche: Half day tour sailing the Nahuel HuapĂ­ Lake to Victoria Island and the Arrayanes National Park.

The tour begins at Puerto Pañuelo, on the shores of the picturesque LlaoLlao peninsula. Catamarans leave from this pier towards Victoria Island. Its beautiful natural scenery encloses beautiful attractions. Later on, tourists get back on board to head the worldwide famous Bosque de Arrayanes (myrtle forest) may be visited. This tree formation with ancient specimens is unique in the world.

Bariloche: Full day tour to San Martin de los Andes.

On this tour you will enjoy the beautiful road that surrounds the Nahuel HuapĂ­ Lake on the way to the lovely small town: Villa La Angostura. From there on we will start a highly interesting circuit: "The seven lakes circuit". Through a beautiful forest and rocky hills, you will be surprised by the Correntoso, Espejo, Villarino and MachĂłnico lakes. Finally you will be able to admire the beauty of the Lacar Lake and San Martin de los Andes.

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