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Mountain Lakes of the Andes - 10 Days

Mountain Lakes of the Andes

Argentina, Chile · Private Tour · 10 Days
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A week full of culture and sublime landscapes in Chile and Argentina. Soak in the colorful Buenos Aires and the elegant Santiago, and sail across high altitude lakes from Bariloche to Puerto Varas. 

Itinerary

Day 1 - Buenos Aires
Day 2 - Buenos Aires City Tour
Day 3 - Buenos Aires
Day 4 - Buenos Aires → Bariloche
Day 5 - Bariloche Small Circuit Tour
Day 6 - Bariloche
Day 7 - Andean Lakes Crossing
Day 8 - Puerto Varas → Santiago
Day 9 - Santiago City Tour
Day 10 - Santiago

What is included

  • Transportation and transfers as mentioned in this itinerary
  • 9 nights accommodation at comfort hotels with breakfast
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Bilingual guide services

What is NOT included

  • International flights
  • Domestic flights Buenos Aires - Bariloche, Puerto Montt - Santiago
  • National Park tickets, Museums, or Natural Reserves entrance fees in case they are not mentioned as included in itinerary
  • Airport arrival and departure taxes, if any
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned in this itinerary
  • Tips and personal expenses
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day
1
Buenos Aires

Arrival at Buenos Aires International Airport. Meet with your guide and private transfer to your hotel. 

Overnight at the hotel. 

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
2
Buenos Aires City Tour

Breakfast at the hotel. Our private tour starts at Plaza de Mayo, the city’s foundational site and witness of our country's political history. There we'll visit the Pink House, our Presidential Palace, the Cabildo, our Town Hall, and the Metropolitan Cathedral, the resting place of Argentina's founding father, José de San Martín. 

We'll then head for San Telmo, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Buenos Aires. It used to be the residential district favored by the upper class until late 19th century, when a yellow fever epidemic caused the wealthier families to leave north. The area was marginalized until the 1970s, when many artists and artisans came to San Telmo to set their workshops. Nowadays, thanks to its amazing architecture and hip atmosphere, this ancient neighborhood is really blooming. We'll walk its cobbled streets, where the city’s colonial past seems to come back to life, making a stop at Plaza Dorrego, best known for its traditional antiques fair, held every Sunday.

Leaving San Telmo behind, we’ll continue southwards to La Boca, one of the city’s most authentic and charming neighborhoods. It is a working class district, heavily shaped by Italian immigrants who came to our country in large numbers during the last quarter of the 19th century. Here, we’ll make a special visit to the mythical Caminito Street, which sums up everything that gives La Boca its distinctive spirit: the strong passion for soccer, the heavy presence of art and color, and the Tangoesque atmosphere.

Heading back north across the river, we'll pay a visit to Puerto Madero, the latest addition to the city’s barrios. In 1991, its huge warehouses and silos where remodeled and redesigned, to finally integrate the river to the city and to create a new corporate, residential, hotel and gastronomical district, which has become the playground for the pretty Porteños and the international jetset.

In Retiro and Recoleta, we will learn about the dream of our local aristocrats in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when they sought to build a smallscale Paris in the heart of Buenos Aires. After visiting the impressive Plaza San Martín, we'll stroll down Avenida Alvear, looking up to see the many wonderful French style palaces which nowadays house a number of embassies. Then we'll visit the Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar, one of the city’s oldest churches, which dates to the Colonial era. Finally, we’ll admire the celebrated Recoleta Cemetery, a true labyrinth of ornate mausoleums. We'll make a stop at Eva Peron’s grave, one of the country’s most recognizable icons. 

We'll come across sumptuous French palaces again in Palermo Chico. The area of Palermo is best known for its large parks designed by celebrated landscape architects, such as the illustrious Frenchman Charles Thays.

Tango dinner and show at Esquina Carlos Gardel with regular transfer and 3 course meal, beverages and wine included.

Overnight at the hotel. 

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
3
Buenos Aires

Breakfast at the hotel. Free day for optional activities.

Overnight at the hotel. 

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
4
Buenos Aires → Bariloche

Breakfast at the hotel. Private transfer to the airport with guide assistance in order to take your flight to Bariloche.

Upon arrival, transfer from the airport to your hotel.

Overnight at the hotel. 

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Buenos Aires → Bariloche 2h 20min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
5
Bariloche Small Circuit Tour

Breakfast at the hotel. This regular service tour starts in San Carlos de Bariloche visiting different interesting spots along 60 km on the coast of Nahuel Huapi Lake. 

Playa Bonita is 8 km away; from there, Huemul Island can be seen. Cerro Campanario is 10 km ahead. It has a chair lift service to reach an altitude of 1,050 meters, where it is possible to contemplate the immensity of Nahuel Huapi Lake, Perito Moreno, and El Trébol, the peninsulas of San Pedro and Llao Llao, Victoria Island, Otto, López, Goye, Catedral mountains, and Bariloche.

The trip continues to the magnificent Llao Llao Hotel and the beautiful San Eduardo Chapel, architectural treasures of the region. Puerto Pañuelo is also located in this area; boats to Victoria Island and the Arrayán Forest sail off from this port. Further ahead, visitors can see the golf pitches, Angostura Bridge over the river named after it and connecting lakes Moreno and Nahuel Huapi, and then Bahía López (López Bay), on the foothills of Mt. López. 

Leaving the bay behind, a Panoramic Observation Point comes to sight: a natural balcony from which Moreno Lake and the Llao Llao Peninsula can be seen. Back to the circuit route, visitors cross the Moreno Lake bridge and then continue traveling beside El Trébol Lake; 2 km ahead Bustillo Avenue converges at km 18, from where visitors return to Bariloche. The tour ends in this city.

Overnight at the hotel. 

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
6
Bariloche

Breakfast at the hotel. Free day for optional activities.

Overnight at the hotel. 

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
7
Andean Lakes Crossing

Breakfast at the hotel. Regular transfer from hotel to the port in order to take the lake crossing to Puerto Varas in Chile.

The Andean Lakes Crossing is the most scenic way to travel from Argentina to Chile. This spectacular crossing of the Andes takes you through lakes and mountain passes from Bariloche to Puerto Varas. The crossing includes three lakes: the Nahuel Huapi Lake, Frias Lake and Todos los Santos Lake. Arrival and transfer to your hotel. 

Overnight at the hotel. 

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Bariloche → Puerto Varas 12h
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Hotel Cabaña del Lago

Puerto Varas

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8
Puerto Varas → Santiago

Breakfast at the hotel. Regular transfer from Hotel to Puerto Montt airport in order to take your flight to Santiago de Chile. Arrival and transfer to your hotel. 

Overnight at the hotel. 

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Puerto Varas → Santiago 1h 40min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Hotel Orly

Santiago de Chile

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9
Santiago City Tour

Breakfast at the hotel. Today, we will take you on a sightseeing tour of Santiago in regular service, where you can see the contrast of its rich history and its modern and impressive buildings. The Palace of La Moneda, Plaza de Armas, the Santa Lucia Hill, the Metropolitan Park and the exclusive suburbs of Vitacura and Las Condes, are part of this unforgettable ride.

Overnight at the hotel. 

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Hotel Orly

Santiago de Chile

day
10
Santiago

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer the airport for your departure flight. 

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodations

Buenos Aires
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Tryp Buenos Aires Hotel

Bariloche
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Cacique Inacayal Hotel

Puerto Varas
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Hotel Cabaña del Lago

Santiago de Chile
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Hotel Orly

Price for standard experience

Customizable private tour
Prices per person2 pax
Double Sharing
1 Oct 2017 - 28 Feb 2018$1920
1 Mar 2018 - 30 Sep 2018$2015
1 Oct 2018 - 28 Feb 2019$2116

Photos

Bariloche
Downtown, Santiago de Chile
Obelisk, Buenos Aires
La Boca, Buenos Aires
Congress, Buenos Aires
Bariloche
Main Square, Bariloche
La Moneda Palace, Santiago de Chile

Map

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