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|Chile & Argentina Capitals + the Lakes District — 10 days|
|Santiago, Puerto Varas, San Carlos de Bariloche and Buenos Aires, including the unforgettable Lakes Crossing through the Andes.|
Tour In / Out:
Price (ppdo in USD):
Santiago, Chile / Buenos Aires, Argentina
Internal airfare included: Santiago - Puerto Montt / Bariloche - Buenos Aires
(international flight should be purchased into Santiago and out of Buenos Aires)
All breakfasts, plus some meals (see itinerary)
2 nights 4-star hotel in Santiago, 3 nights 4-star hotel in Puerto Varas, 2 nights 4-star hotel in
Bariloche, 2 nights 4-star hotel in Buenos Aires
|Included in Program||Not Included in Program|
|— Internal airfare beginning in Santiago, ending in Buenos Aires,
— Transfers & transportation,
— Lakes Crossing from Puerto Varas to Bariloche,
— Lodging and activities per itinerary,
— All breakfasts plus some meals,
|— International air ticket into Santiago, out of Buenos Aires,
— Travel Insurance,
— Travel Visas or Reciprocity Fees
(depends on your home country),
— Excessive luggage fees,
— Personal "extras" and tips
|Day 1||Hotel Orly||Santiago, Chile|
Arrive into Santiago’s International Airport. Transfer by Transvip to your hotel for the next 2 nights. At any time you want you can take a “Hop on, Hop off” City Tour of Santiago. Turistik allows you to discover this wonderful destination with added depth and greater flexibility aboard the same double deck buses which you can find in cities such as New York, London, Madrid & Paris. You can hop on and off as many times as you like along the circuit between 9:30 AM & 6:30 PM and once you have visited what you are interested in, you can continue the route taking the following buses which pass approximately every 30 minutes. We invite you to really discover Santiago through the 11 stops located in the most important points of the city.
|Day 2||Hotel Orly||Santiago, Chile|
After breakfast in the hotel, you will take a Full Day trip to the coast. Viña del Mar, our "Garden City", will charm you with her special architecture, streets and palaces. You will also have the chance to see a Moai from Easter Island. After visiting the coastal border you will visit the city of Valparaiso, whose origins go back to 1536, which has been declared a Cultural World Heritage site by UNESCO and is the seat of the Legislative Power. It has magic, picturesque elevators, colorful neighborhoods, and unforgettable sceneries. You will also visit La Sebastiana, the House Museum of Pablo Neruda, awarded the Nobel Prize, located on one of the city's 45 hills.
|Day 3||Hotel Cumbres||Puerto Varas, Chile|
Free morning, then Transvip will transfer you back to the airport to catch your flight down to Puerto Montt, where you will have a transfer to your hotel in nearby Puerto Varas. You will have the remainder of the afternoon free to stroll through the “City of Roses ” on the country's 2nd largest lake, with views of several volcanoes.
|Day 4||Hotel Cumbres||Puerto Varas, Chile|
Today we will take you on a full day tour around Lake Llanquihue. We will begin along the eastern shore, taking a detour into Vicente Perez Rosales National Park to visit Petrohue Falls, a unique waterfall system of turquoise water carving into volcanic rock from previous eruptions of the Osorno Volcano. We will continue through the forest to have an all-you-can-eat lunch, then stop at the town of Frutillar to visit an open air museum dedicated to the German colonists who settled in this area. Afternoon transfer back to Puerto Varas.
|Day 5||Hotel Cumbres||Puerto Varas, Chile|
This morning you will have a full day trip to a special conservation area in native forest along the Maullin River, which drains Lake Llanquihue into the Pacific. Here at Senda Nativa they protect local species in danger of extinction, including the Puma and Pudu, the smallest deer on the planet. Then you will hike into the forest, connecting with life's energy in a way that will touch all of your senses. Later you will navigate by boat into a submerged forest before enjoying a home-cooked lunch. Afternoon transfer back to Puerto Varas.
|Day 6||Hotel Cacique Inacayal||San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina|
This morning you will have an 8:30 AM departure from the hotel to Petrohue, bordering lake Llanquihue with a fantastic view of the Osorno and Calbuco volcanoes. The Lakes Crossing includes a visit to Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park which features Petrohue Falls. At 11:00 AM you will depart to Peulla, sailing through the Todos Los Santos (All Saint's) Lake, arriving around 2:00 PM, where the bus will take you to Puerto Frías, the Chilean Customs Point. Here you will cross the Andes Mountain range at approx. 976 meters above sea level and continue down the winding road that leads to Puerto Frías. You will then cruise on Lake Frías to Puerto Alegre, then arriving to Puerto Blest around 7:00 PM. You will have a visit to the Cantaros Falls, then continue on the last cruise to Puerto Panuelo. Upon arrival, the bus will take you on the last stretch to Bariloche, Argentina, a city that beckons tourists all-year round with its wide variety of ski resorts, shops, hotels,restaurants and entertaining nightlife. Transfer to your hotel around 9:00 PM.