Chile & Argentina Patagonian Air-Expedition 14D/13N (from Santiago)
Take a 14-day journey through Chile and Argentina starting in Santiago and ending in Buenos Aires with stops along the way to immerse yourself in pristine natural destinations like Puerto Varas, Bariloche and El Calafate where you will go on hikes and boat trips to experience beautiful Patagonian landscapes first hand.
- Hike Osorno Volcano from lakeside Puerto Varas
- Admire spectacular Patagonian landscapes in Bariloche
- Visit the impressive Perito Moreno Glacier
- See the best of Buenos Aires on a City Tour
Max group size:
- - 13 nights in Hostels, 3-star or 4-star hotels
- - Airport pick up & drop off
- - 13 Breakfasts, 1 Dinner
- - Morning bike tour through Santiago
- - English speaking guides during activities
- - All necessary equipment during the activities
Day 1: Santiago, Chile
Welcome to Santiago!
Today you will start your breath-taking journey with an airport transfer to your accommodation of choice & the rest of the afternoon is free for you to explore the surroundings on your own.
Day 2: Santiago, Chile
From 9:30 a.m. is that we will start with this incredible tour, which begins in the Bellavista neighbourhood and where we are invited to learn about graffiti culture, to finally arrive at the house of the well-known Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda.
Subsequently, starting at 10:00 a.m. we will go to Patronato. A neighbourhood of immigrants from Korea, Peru and the Middle East, where they can discover how they have managed to cultivate their culture alongside ours. Then (10: 30am), we will go directly to La Vega Central, while enjoying the scenery on the banks of the Mapocho River. Here we will get off the bike to enter the Central Market on foot, where you can learn about the best products that our land offers.
At noon we will have to take our vehicle again and head towards the Forest Park, where we can enjoy 14 kilometres along the Mapocho River.
After a quarter of an hour on wheels, we can rest and then return to the Green Bicycle office, where we can recharge energy and recover more spirits to enjoy the day.
Day 3: Santiago - Puerto Varas, Chile
Today you have a flight to catch to Puerto Montt, from there a private transfer will be waiting for you to transfer you to Puerto Varas.
Upon arrival, settle into your accommodation and go out to enjoy this beautiful town on your own.
Day 4: Puerto Varas, Chile
We begin our tour from Puerto Varas city, “The City of Roses” going to Osorno Volcano, by the shore of Llanquihue Lake.
We’ll enjoy the Amazing landscape with the Osorno and Calbuco volcanoes, until we get to Ensenada where we start to ascend to the ski centre, located at 1.240 meters of altitude. We will stay there about an hour, will have enough time for sightseeing, take pictures, and appreciate a unique view to the summit of the volcano with glaciers of eternal snow, the Calbuco volcano, Llanquihue Lake and the Pacific Ocean.
As an option passenger can take a cup of coffee or sandwich at the coffee shop of the place or take the lift to ascend to 1450 meters altitude in the Primavera Station (Spring) or 1750 meters at Glacier Station (Glacier) where there is a wonderful and breath-taking views of Llanquihue Lake.
Day 5: Puerto Varas - Bariloche, Argentina
Impressive views of the Osorno and Calbuco volcanoes dominate the landscape. Entrance to the Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park where we’ll visit the Saltos del Petrohué and appreciate the capricious volcanic rock formations, bathed in the emerald green waterfalls.
We will sail to Peulla, navigating across Lake Todos los Santos. If the weather permits, different and breath-taking views of the Osorno and Puntiagudo volcanoes and Cerro Tronador can be seen.
Arrival to Peulla, an ecological lodge and a paradise for nature lovers. Lunch (additional cost).
We’ll board the following bus destined for Puerto Frías, close to Chilean customs to follow the necessary steps at the border. We’ll cross the Andes Mountains, following the route to Puerto Frías. The trip continues on the following sail across Lake Frías for 20 minutes aboard the Victoria del Sur headed towards Puerto Alegre.
Upon arrival to Puerto Alegre we’ll take our third bus to Puerto Blest. Then, we will begin the final sail across Lake Nahuel Huapi, destined for Puerto Pañuelo.
Upon arrival to Puerto Pañuelo, we’ll take a bus on the final leg of the journey towards Bariloche, a city that attracts visitors in winter and summer thanks to its ski centres, shops, hotels, restaurants and nightlife. Over the past few years, Bariloche has developed a name for itself as a city for top-class breweries.
Day 6: Bariloche, Argentina
The trip starts from Bariloche along Bustillo Avenue. The road is paved, winding and borders Lake Nahuel Huapi.
At the height of Km. 8 is Playa Bonita, where Huemul Island can be appreciated. Ten kilometres ahead and after crossing different landscapes, you arrive at the foot of Campanario Hill. In this place there is a chairlift that takes the traveller to the summit (1,050mts.), from where one of the most beautiful and fascinating views of the region can be appreciated. You can observe the Nahuel Huapi and Perito Moreno Lakes, El Trébol Lagoon, San Pedro and Llao Llao peninsulas, Victoria Island, Otto, López, Goye, Cathedral and the city of Bariloche.
Following the trip and after passing through the area of the peninsula of San Pedro, you reach the peninsula of Llao Llao, there are the great hotel Llao Llao and the chapel San Eduardo, architectural gems of the region, on Lake Nahuel Huapi: Puerto Pañuelo.
Continuing the journey we will cross the golf courses, the Angostura bridge over the river of the same name that joins lakes Moreno and Nahuel Huapi and López Bay at the foot of the hill of the same name. Further on you will reach the Panoramic Point, which is a natural balcony with a view over Lake Moreno and the Llao Llao Peninsula. Then we cross the bridge that crosses Lake Moreno, we border El Trébol Lagoon and 2 km further on we join Bustillo Avenue, at the height of Km 18, where we return to the city closing the circuit.
Day 7: Bariloche, Argentina
From the city of San Carlos de Bariloche to Puerto Pañuelo to embark to Victoria Island, either on the “Modesta Victoria” or the catamaran “Cau-Cau”.
You can visit the Playa del Toro, aerosilla, Hostería Nacional, Vivero de Coníferas, etc. We take the boat back to the Quetrihué Peninsula to visit Los Arrayanes National Park, the only one in the world, and after a short walk we return to Puerto Pañuelo and from there to the city.
Special Note: it is possible to pay for the upgrade to a VIP Cabin and service.
Day 8: Bariloche - El Calafate, Argentina
Today you have a flight to catch to El Calafate, upon arrival, a private transfer will be waiting for you to take you to your accommodation.
Settle into your accommodation and go out to enjoy this beautiful town on your own.
Day 9: El Calafate, Argentina
Departing in the morning from El Calafate, after 80 km you reach the western end of the Peninsula de Magallanes from where the walk along the walkways begins. Here you can spend the time you want to this amazing place, with various stops at panoramic points within the National Park.
The walkways are 3 km long. They are located at different levels and allow you to contemplate the glacier from different perspectives and balconies. Depending on the physical conditions, you can reach the lower balconies and near the glacier or stay on the first balconies easily accessible for anyone.
Optional Activity: Nautical Safari Tour
Day 10: El Calafate, Argentina
The departure from your hotel in Puerto Natales will be in the morning to make the first stop at Milodon Cave which is located 24 kilometres north of Puerto Natales. This natural monument is composed of three caverns and a rocky conglomerate called “Silla del Diablo”.
Later on, we will continue our excursion to Torres del Paine National Park. Once here we can see the beautiful landscape that surrounds us from Grey Lake view point. A couple of kilometers later, we will go over Serrano bridge to continue to Grey lake sector. In this area, we can walk along the shore of Grey lake. If the conditions are good, we can keep walking until Grey viewpoint. When we go back to the parking lot, we will continue our excursion until a restaurant to rest and have lunch.
Once we are ready, we will begin the second part of our visit in Torres del Paine National Park, heading to the Salto Grande sector. We will visit Nordenskjold lake view point and we will continue enjoying the spectacular views of this sinuous route which will approach us to Amarga Lagoon area. Before that, we will visit Paine waterfall which is a beautiful place where we can see the turquoise waters that come from the Paine river. After enjoying this pleasant show, we will return to Puerto Natales, but before we will stop at Sarmiento lake view point to take the last picture of Torres del Paine National Park.
Day 11: El Calafate, Argentina
Today is completely free for you to enjoy on your own.
Day 12: El Calafate - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Today you have a flight to catch to Buenos Aires, upon arrival, a private transfer will be waiting for you to take you to your accommodation.
Settle into your accommodation and go out to enjoy this beautiful town on your own.
Day 13: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Experience a unique service with small groups, language-specific guides, and a 3-hour tour of Buenos Aires’ highlights. Explore historical sites like May Square, May Avenue, San Telmo’s charming streets, and the vibrant La Boca neighborhood. See Boca Juniors stadium, Madero Port’s modernization, Palermo’s elegance, and Recoleta’s, Eva Peron’s resting place.
Join the Tango Porteño Dinner Show, a historic tango immersion. Housed in a former Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer theatre, it revives the tango’s golden era with refined decor, top-notch performances, and quality cuisine. The menu features high-quality ingredients, reflecting the show’s excellence. Modern equipment ensures safety and quality. Enjoy a cozy atmosphere, fine dining, and a spectacular show each night.
Day 14: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Today your tour with us comes to an end.
We hope you enjoyed yourself and we wish you a pleasant onward journey.