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10-Day Buenos Aires, Bariloche and Lake Crossing to Chile
From $1,998 Adults Double Basis

AVAILABLE FOR DAILY ARRIVALS IN BUENOS AIRES THRU FEB 28, 2018


    After your visit to Buenos Aires, the Paris of the Americas, your Patagonia journey begins with a visit to San Carlos de Bariloche on the Argentinean side of the Lake District, after a short visit in Bariloche, your journey continues with a combination of touring bus and lake vessels enjoying spectacular views of the great Andean Region of Patagonia all the way to Puerto Varas in Chile. After crossing the Argentina- Chile border spend the night in Peulla. The next morning sail on Lake Todos Los Santos with fantastic views of Mount Puntiagudo and Mount Osorno. Back on terra firme, board another touring bus for Petrohue Falls, with a drive around Lake Llanquihue to Puerto Varas and Puerto Montt. This top-rated vacation package to the Southern Lakes District of Patagonia is a great adventure for travelers seeking to explore the Lake District and beyond. Once in Puerto Varas, explore The Route of the German Settlers with visits to Llanquihue, Frutillar and enjoy a sailing expedition to Chiloe Island.

    During this 10 Day Buenos Aires, Bariloche and Lake Crossing to Chile vacation package visit Buenos Aires & the Grand Circuit in Bariloche. Sail to Chilean Patagonia and visit Peulla, Puerto Varas, Chiloe Island, and Llanquihue & Frutillar. This is the best vacation package to the gateway of Patagonia.

     
    • 9 nights hotel accommodations with applicable taxes (3 in Buenos Aires, 2 in Bariloche, 1 in Peulla, and 3 in Puerto Varas)
    • 12 meals (9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners)
    • Buenos Aires City Tour
    • Gaucho Festival with BBQ Lunch
    • Tango Dinner Show
    • Grand Circuit Excursion in Bariloche

    • Andean Lake Crossing from Argentina to Chile
    • The Route of the Settlers – Llanquihue & Frutillar
    • Sailing to Colorful Chiloe Island
    • English-speaking local hosts and guides
    • All Transfers and Sightseeing in A/C vehicles
    • Personalized service of our Argentina-based partners


    DAY 1 | Welcome to Buenos Aires, Argentina!

    Meet and greet service by your local host upon arrival in Buenos Aires and transfer to the hotel of your choice for a 3-night stay with breakfast and taxes included. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

    • Standard Class: N.H. 9 de Julio
    • First Class: Kenton Buenos Aires Hotel
    • Deluxe Class: Recoleta Grand Hotel

    DAY 2 | Half Day Buenos Aires Sightseeing Tour / Evening Dinner Tango Show | B.D.

    Buenos Aires Sightseeing Tour: This tour transmits the excitement of a Buenos Aires full of things to do and will give you the opportunity to know the most important neighborhoods in Buenos Aires and their famous landmarks, starting with the symbol of the city, the Obelisk. This giant monument was built in 1936 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the city. One of the city’s unique features is the many beautiful open squares of colonial Spanish descent. You’ll fall in love with Plaza de Mayo where you will have some free time and explore the area. We will also get to see Plaza San Martin, and Plaza Congreso. The avenues are lined with equally impressive sights including favorites like Corrientes, Mayo and 9 de Julio, which is the widest street in the world containing 22 lanes. The financial and commercial areas of Buenos Aires are home to many interesting local sights and you can’t miss the home of the Argentinean’s favorite past time, the numerous massive soccer stadiums throughout the city. Buenos Aires has a lively multi-cultural blend of generations-old families of a heavily European-South American blend and we will travel through their neighborhoods to give you a feel for the city and the people who call it home. Discover architecture in historic neighborhoods like San Telmo, Montserrat, and La Boca. While in La Boca we will have some free time to explore the colorful El Caminito.  We will also enjoy the elegant neighborhoods like Palermo and Recoleta, where you will have some time to explore the 2nd oldest church in Buenos Aires as well as the famed Recoleta cemetery. Between the neighborhoods, you’ll enjoy the beauty of nature interspersed at places like the parks Lezama and Tres de Febrero.

    Evening Tango Show: In the evening, enjoy a delightful dinner show at a local Tango House. The show is performed by a group of professional artists including musicians, dancers and singers who display their art in a room that recreates an imaginary thirties theater/nightclub with the luxury, refinement, sophistication and glamour of this period that marked the reign of wealth and tango in the most exclusive circles of society. Typical food, served with the best wines, excellent service and atmosphere will make this outing, an unforgettable experience.


    DAY 3 | Gaucho Festival with BBQ Lunch | B.L.

    Escape the city and get a glimpse of “the simple life” by visiting a wonderful estancia (ranch) to learn about all the interesting parts of the gaucho life. Gauchos are the South American cowboys, usually of mixed Spanish and Native American Ancestry. This tour will delight all of your senses, starting with a welcoming reception in the traditional Rancho de Adobe. Here we will be treated to empanadas and wine. This is a great opportunity to socialize with everyone and feel at home.

    After the reception you will have some free time to explore the grounds. You can be adventurous and choose to go horseback riding, or you can indulge your cultural side with a visit to the bakery or the museum. The options are limitless. After you have worked up an appetite we will be invited to partake in a parillada (the grill), which is a traditional Argentine barbecue. At this time we will be treated to a folkloric show of dancing and singing with a few surprises along the way. The entertainment doesn’t stop there. The gauchos will show us their skills.

    Before returning to Buenos Aires we will get to drink some mate, which is the Argentine national drink, along with some wonderful desserts. This day trip may just be the highlight of your time here in Buenos Aires.


    DAY 4 | Buenos Aires to San Carlos Bariloche | B.

    At the appropriate time your local host will transfer you to the domestic airport for your flight to San Carlos Bariloche (Airfare NOT included).  Meet and greet service upon arrival and transfer to your selected hotel for a 2-night stay with breakfast and taxes included.

    • Standard Class: N.H. Edelweiss
    • First Class: Cacique Inacayal
    • Deluxe Class: Alma Del Lago Hotel

    DAY 5 | The Grand Circuit Experience | B.

    After breakfast, begin the Grand Circuit experiential journey. We will see beautiful viewpoints, impressive rock formations and green, thick forests among other sites. We will leave Bariloche on route RN 237. Along the ride we will cross the Limay River; the border between the provinces of Neuquén and Río Negro.

    Cross the Newbery Pampa to reach the Rincon Chico area and then follow the Limay River until reaching Rincón Grande. From here we can find the Amphitheatre; resembling a great Roman circus. The journey continues, by entering the Valle Encantado, where we will admire strange rock shaped figures that have been called names such as: God’s finger, sentry, express train, Siamese, etc. Further along the way, we reach Confluence, where the Traful and Limay rivers meet. Continue our journey on a gravel path where are senses can be heightened to the beautiful scenery of hills and valleys, and the rivers Cuyin Manzano and Minero can be appreciated. Through beautiful Coihues forests we border Traful Lake, before reaching the Traful Village; here the road makes a sharp curve where we find the Traful viewpoint, on a cliff 210 feet above the lake. After passing through the village, we reach Puerto Arrayán and Portezuelo; a place where the road joins with Route 234, or the famous 7 Lakes Route. En-route we will go through places like the Quintupuray, and the Correntoso Lake coasts. Our path continues south through dense forests that border the Great Espejo Lake (Mirror Lake), until we reach the intersection of Villa La Angostura, where we will take the RN 231 Route. A lunch stop will be made along the way. After lunch continue to the beautiful Puerto Manzano, bordering the Huemul branch, and travel a road with several elevations. We will pass the Huemul Peninsula and turn to the RN 237 where we start the return to Bariloche.


    DAY 6 | Andean Lake Crossing from Argentina to Chile | B.D.

    After breakfast, you will begin your journey through the Andean Crossing to Peulla in Chile. We begin our journey by bus to Puerto Pañuelo. Along Lake Nahuel Huapi you will marvel at the Swiss-style architecture, with beautiful gardens and flowers. Upon arrival in Puerto Pañuelo we will board the catamaran “Victoria Andina” or “Victoria Del Lago” for a sailing excursion on Lake Nahuel Huapi to Puerto Blest. You will delight in the gorgeous scenery and learn more about the history of this place. Upon arrival in Puerto Blest, board the motor coach to Puerto Alegre. From Puerto Alegre, our journey continues with a sailing on the “City of Faith” ship. Enjoy beautiful vistas of the Tronador Volcano. After a short voyage we reach the small port of Puerto Frias. From here we continue by motor coach to Peulla. We can appreciate the beautiful landscapes of the Andean Range, as we gaze upon the Tronador Volcano with 9 glaciers on its summit. After we enter into the Perez Rosales National Park we will transfer to Natura Patagonia hotel in Peulla for an overnight stay with breakfast included. Tonight, enjoy dinner at the hotel.


    DAY 7 | Peulla to Puerto Varas  | B.

    After breakfast we will depart for Puerto Varas. We will begin our excursion sailing on Lake Todos Los Santos. We will have opportunity to see the Osorno Volcano, Tronador Volcano, and the Puntiagudo Hill. Continuing to Puerto Varas, we will stop en-route to the Petrohue Falls (does not included admission fee). After enjoying the beautiful nature sights, proceed to check-in at the hotel of your choice for a three night stay with breakfast and taxes included. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

    • Standard Class: Cabañas Del Lago Hotel
    • First Class: Cabanas Del Lago Hotel
    • Deluxe Class: Cumbres Patagonicas Hotel

    *Note: The Andean Lake Crossing is a pre-programmed tourist circuit; schedules are referential and can suffer changes due to weather conditions and number of participating guests. Depending on conditions, an additional night may be needed in Peulla en-route to Puerto Varas, before being able to continue the next day on schedule (Additional night NOT included).


    DAY 8 | The Route of the Settlers – Llanquihue & Frutillar  | B.

    After breakfast we will embark on a journey to Frutillar. En-route we will visit the city of Llanquihue, famous for their sausages. This area is part of the ancient Route of Settlers, and it is where the Maullin River begins. In the city we will visit the German Colonists Memorial, and then we will continue along the Llanquihue Lake to Frutillar City. This beautiful city reflects the Old Bavaria culture from the first settlers who arrived to this area in 1856. Admire the German style old houses, gardens and incomparable views of the Osorno and Puntiagudo volcanoes. Some guests may opt to visit the German Colonial Museum which portrays the life of the settlers. At the lake shore, observe the Teatro del Lago (Lake Theatre). Afterwards, we will return to the hotel.


    DAY 9 | Sail to Colorful Chiloe Island | B.

    Today, our journey begins with a ride to Pargua, where we will board the ferry boat and sail through the Chacao Channel, which separates the continent from Chiloe Island. During the navigation observe native wildlife. Upon arrival to the Chacao pier, admire the colorful houses that are built on stilts over the water. The churches in Chiloe were designated UNESCO National Heritage Sites that reflect the mixture of Northern European and Native cultures in their architecture. Later we continue to Dalcahue. Along the Coast you will find a local Market also built over the water. Later we continue our trip to Castro, the capital City of Chiloé Island. The Gamboa Viewing point is the ideal location for photographic memories of the worldwide famous Palafitos (colorful houses on stilts). Our journey ends with a visit to the San Francisco church in front of the Main Square and also the biggest Handcraft Market of the island. Return to the hotel.


    DAY 10 | Puerto Varas to Airport / Next Destination | B.

    At the appropriate time, your local host will transfer you to the airport to check-in for your on-ward flight.


    PRICES PER PERSON IN US$ – NO MINIMUM GUESTS REQUIRED

    AVAILABLE FOR DAILY ARRIVALS UNTIL FEB 28, 2018

    AVAILABILITY DOUBLE TRIPLE QUAD (2 BDR) SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

    STADARD PLUS CLASS

    Apr 15 to Jun 30 $1,998.00 $1,977.00 $1,959.00 $1,017.00
    Jul 1 to Jul 29 $2,425.00 $2,365.00 $2,355.00 $1,270.00
    Jul 30, 2017 to Feb 28, 2018 $2,335.00 $2,229.00 $2,268.00 $1,232.00
    AVAILABILITY DOUBLE TRIPLE QUAD (2 BDR) SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

    FIRST CLASS

    Apr 15 to Jun 30 $2,045.00 $1,917.00 $1,987.00 $1,064.00
    Jul 1 to Jul 29 & Dec 24, 2017 to Feb 28, 2018 $2,477.00 $2,229.00 $2,409.00 $1,322.00
    Jul 30 to Dec 23, 2017 $2,385.00 $2,199.00 $2,315.00 $1,224.00
    AVAILABILITY DOUBLE TRIPLE QUAD (2 BDR) SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

    DELUXE CLASS

    Apr 15 to Jun 30 $2,399.00 $2,369.00 $2,327.00 $1,389.00
    Jul 1 to Jul 29 & Dec 24, 2017 to Feb 28, 2018 $2,809.00 $2,725.00 $2,729.00 $1,638.00
    Jul 30 to Dec 13, 2017 $2,739.00 $2,669.00 $2,659.00 $1,560.00
    ¹ Triple Occupancy share existing beds.


    STANDARD PLUS CLASS HOTELS

                

    In Buenos Aires: NH 9 de Julio is located on what is deemed the widest avenue in the world. This sleek downtown hotel brings Buenos Aires to your doorstep; most of the main sights and landmarks of this vibrant city are within easy walking distance. All the 175 rooms and suites at the NH 9 de Julio Hotel feature soothing colors and dark wood floors, the stylish rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and desks, as well as minibars and safes. For your dining pleasure, the restaurant offers international cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere. Afterwards, linger over a glass of wine or cocktail in the welcoming lobby bar. For the fitness enthusiasts, visit the top floor gym. After your workout, take a dip in the rooftop pool and then relax on the terrace and admire the spectacular view of Buenos Aires!


                

    In Bariloche: NH Edelweiss. Located right in the heart of San Carlos de Bariloche, NH Edelweiss Hotel is the perfect starting point to explore Nahuel Huapi Lake and the Civic Centre. All the guestrooms offer a choice of pillows, digital safe, hairdryer, minibar, flat-screen TV and complimentary Wi-Fi. The decoration in natural, earthy tones in harmony with the environment is perfect for relaxation. Prepared fresh each morning, the breakfast buffet ensures a balanced, healthy start to your day. For dinner, don’t miss La Tavola Restaurant. Taking great pride in the national produce La Tavola embodies the very essence of the Argentinean cuisine, serving dishes showcasing the regional and local flavors with excellence. For a lighter option, visit El Patio Bar where you can enjoy salads, light dishes and a great selection of wines.


                

    In Puerto Varas: Hotel Cabaña del Lago overlooks Lake Llanquihue, is 1 km from the Iglesia del Sagrado Corazon and 2 km from Museo Pablo Fierro, Parque Philippi is a 6-minute walk, Puerto Varas Beach 8-minute walk, Puerto Varas Plaza de Armas and Puerto Varas Casino are both an 8-minute walk, Opitz House 9-minute walk.

    157 bright smoke-free guest rooms and apartments. The rooms overlook the lake, have cable TV, free Wi-Fi, minibar electromagnetic lock, electronic safe, housekeeper, room service, private bathroom with hair dryer and free toiletries. All apartments have added features of a fully equipped kitchen, dining area, seating area with sofa bed, and balcony.

    The hotel offers free buffet breakfast, free Wi-Fi, and free parking, a restaurant serving local and international dishes, bar/lounge offering drinks and snacks, full-service spa providing massage therapy, podiatry and lymphatic drainage, indoor heated pool, fitness center, 3 meeting rooms, airport shuttle, childcare, child’s playroom, a garden, terrace, 24-hour front desk, and coffee/tea in a common area.

    FIRST CLASS HOTELS

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    In Buenos Aires: Kenton Palace Located in one of the most bohemian neighbourhoods of Buenos Aires City where one can breathes tango and tradition, with quick and easy access from international airports Pistarini Minister and Jorge Newbery and near the major tourist areas of the city (Puerto Madero,Recoleta, La Boca).

    An urban style – modern classical reminiscences accompanied by the warmth and personal attention that characterize us , are mixed with a high commitment to the environment, technology and security applied to provide a high level of comfort to our guests.

    The entire hotel is air conditioned green which does not damage the ozone layer, lighting and LED TV technology that provides significant savings in electrical energy consumption and environmental protection. A different option that moves you to the Heart of argentinian family with its eclectic roots. Traditions and feelings in the center of the city of Buenos Aires, while maintaining the elegance and warmth characteristic of Kenton Palace.


                 

    In Bariloche: Cacique Inacayal Lake and Spa Hotel is located at the edge of the town on the shores of Lago Nahuel Huapi. This sophisticated hotel is a 9-minute walk from local history exhibits at Museo de la Patagonia, Bariloche Casino (3-minute walk), Fenoglio Museum of Chocolate (3-minute walk), Panuelo Port (8-minute walk), and Civic Center Bariloche (8-minute walk). The Cacique Inacayal Lake Hotel was listed in the Travelers’ Choice Award 2016 Trip Advisor as number 12 of the 25 most popular hotels in Argentina.


                

    In Puerto Varas: Hotel Cabaña del Lago overlooks Lake Llanquihue, is 1 km from the Iglesia del Sagrado Corazon and 2 km from Museo Pablo Fierro, Parque Philippi is a 6-minute walk, Puerto Varas Beach 8-minute walk, Puerto Varas Plaza de Armas and Puerto Varas Casino are both an 8-minute walk, Opitz House 9-minute walk.

    157 bright smoke-free guest rooms and apartments. The rooms overlook the lake, have cable TV, free Wi-Fi, minibar electromagnetic lock, electronic safe, housekeeper, room service, private bathroom with hair dryer and free toiletries. All apartments have added features of a fully equipped kitchen, dining area, seating area with sofa bed, and balcony.

    The hotel offers free buffet breakfast, free Wi-Fi, and free parking, a restaurant serving local and international dishes, bar/lounge offering drinks and snacks, full-service spa providing massage therapy, podiatry and lymphatic drainage, indoor heated pool, fitness center, 3 meeting rooms, airport shuttle, childcare, child’s playroom, a garden, terrace, 24-hour front desk, and coffee/tea in a common area.

    DELUXE CLASS HOTELS

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    In Buenos Aires: Recoleta Grand Hotel. Set in the heart of the upscale Recoleta district, this high-end boutique hotel is an 8-minute walk to the iconic El Ateneo Grand Splendid bookstore and an 11-minute walk to a metro station. It was inaugurated in October of 2012 as the Buenos Aires Grand Hotel, now known as Recoleta Grand Hotel. The Grand Hotel is the perfect destination for those wishing to visit Buenos Aires with its rich culture and history, along with the warmth felt on every street corner.


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    In Bariloche: Alma del Lago Suites & Spa. A 5 star luxury hotel is located within a beautiful setting, overlooking the Nahuel Huapi Lake; conveniently situated just 5 minutes walk from the town center. It is a perfect combination of stunning & charming setting, plus luxury & comfort of modern top of the notch Hotels.


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    In Puerto Varas: Cumbres Patagonicas Hotel. Escape to a refined haven and experience the enchantment of Puerto Varas, Chile at Hotel Cumbres Puerto Varas. With dramatic views of Lago Llanquihue and the Osorno and Calbuco Volcanoes, this five-star hotel artfully combines the intimacy and warmth of a Patagonian lodge with contemporary luxury and sophistication.

    Through its doors, Hotel Cumbres Puerto Varas is the perfect reflection of its surroundings, with expansive windows and native wood and stone design elements offering guests a true connection to the breathtaking landscape of southern Chile.

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