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Patagonia: Journey to the End of the World (SF)

13 Day Tour from Santiago to Buenos Aires

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Explore the thrilling and unspoiled vastness of the Patagonia region on this journey to the end of the world. Starting in the lively capital city of Santiago, jump right into the fun of this tour by heading to Santa Rita Winery, where you’ll learn about the wine-making process and taste, blend, and bottle your own wine to take home with you! On your tour of Santiago you’ll be surprised at how a city of so many people can be so well kept and vibrant—a city packed with local parks, artwork at every turn, and European-style squares. On to Puerto Natales for a night before staying inside scenic Torres Del Paine National Park for two nights. Jagged peaks, glistening green waters, glaciers, and powerful falls set the stage. You’re sure to glimpse some of the wildlife here, like guanacos, foxes, birds, and if you’re lucky, the elusive puma. Cruise on Lago Grey to see famous glaciers and floating icebergs; visit the famous sites of Chile’s largest natural reserve; and even trek through a rugged and unspoiled rainforest to see cascading waterfalls on these two days of unspeakable scenic beauty.

A highlight of this tour is undoubtedly your visit to El Calafate, home to Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the largest in the world and still advancing! You’ll have the chance to walk on catwalks overlooking the glacier and, with luck, you’ll witness glacier pieces calving into the waters below. You also experience the massive Upsala Glacier by boat—a different experience that allows you to marvel at the color and sheer masses of these glaciers. Follow this with a visit to an estancia (ranch) on the shores of Lago Argentino for lunch and your choice of activities, such as a 4-wheel drive tour or trekking. From El Calafate, descend to Ushuaia, the end of the world! Cruise Beagle Channel, watching for albatross, sea lions, and skuas while you marvel at the sheer idea of standing at this point on the globe. You also visit Martillo Island for a chance to see Magellan penguins. In Tierra del Fuego, an expert Naturalist will lead you around the delicate ecosystems of this southernmost national park. Head north to Buenos Aires, where you will conclude your Patagonian journey with exciting new adventures like a wine tasting with a local sommelier in a Cava setting and a visit to famous Recoleta Cemetery. And no visit to Buenos Aires would be complete without a lesson in the sizzling, sensuous Tango!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

SANTIAGO
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Visit Santa Rita Winery with a wine-making experience; Santiago sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit La Vega Central Market and a local pub
PUNTA ARENAS
Visit the first fortified settlement on the Straits of Magellan at Fort Bulnes
PUERTO NATALES
Visit Torres del Paine National Park and Milódon Cave; Chilean fjords cruise
EL CALAFATE
Cruise Lago Argentino, see Upsala Glacier, and visit Estancia Cristina; visit Los Glaciares National Park and Perito Moreno Glacier
USHUAIA
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Cruise the Beagle Channel to Martillo Island; visit Tierra del Fuego National Park
BUENOS AIRES
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Private wine tasting with sommelier and dinner at a local restaurant; city sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit the Metropolitan Cathedral and Recoleta Cemetery; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Tango lesson, dinner, and Tango show
Headsets throughout the tour
Notes:

NOTE:

  • Participation in this tour requires guest's name exactly as it appears on his/her passport, D.O.B., gender, and nationality at the time of booking.

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Torres del Paine National Park
  • Los Glaciares National Park

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily, 5 lunches, 2 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner and Tango show in Buenos Aires

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 Arrive in Santiago, Chile

Welcome to Chile, South America’s longest and narrowest country, with more than 2,650 miles of beautiful Pacific coastline. Depart at 2 pm and enjoy a tour of Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite SANTA RITA WINERY, founded in 1880 with the finest of French vine stocks. See the wine cellars, the beautiful vineyards, and learn about the wine-making process. You will get the chance to taste, design, blend, bottle, cork, and label your own wine during your visit. Wrap it up with a wine tasting and bring home the bottle that you created.

Day 2 Santiago

After breakfast, embark on a CITY TOUR with a Local Guide who will show you the highlights of this great city of colonial and contemporary contrasts. See the horseracing track in the oldest residential part of the city, the famous Alameda, Santiago’s colorful main avenue, San Francisco Church, and Santa Lucia Hill. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit LA VEGA CENTRAL MARKET to learn about typical food in Chile, including steaming pots of cazuela and humitas, similar to tamales! Top off your sightseeing with a terremoto drink at a local pub and a visit to Cerro San Cristobal for a stunning view of Santiago and the Andes.

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 3 Santiago–Punta Arenas–Puerto Natales

Depart Santiago and fly to Punta Arenas on the Straight of Magellan, gateway to Chile's Patagonia. Head south from Punta Arenas to FORT BULNES, a historical reconstruction of the first fortified settlement on the Strait of Magellan. With a local historian, tour the fort originally built in 1843 and see the church, houses, barracks, and old shipwrecks. Continue to Puerto Natales, your home for the next three nights.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4 Puerto Natales. Excursion to Torres del Paine National Park

Venture into TORRES DEL PAINE, one of the most spectacularly scenic regions in the world. Spanning a massive area, it was named a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1978. Cascading waterfalls, roaring creeks, shimmering lakes, and jagged mountains are just a part of what Paine offers. During your visits to see the famous sites, including Los Cuernos, Lago Pehoe, Salto Grande, and Lago Grey, you are guaranteed to get a glimpse of some of the park’s fauna, such as herds of guanacos, foxes, swans, and birds. Also visit the legendary MILODÓN CAVE, where prehistoric fossils dating back 14,000 years ago, including those of a saber-toothed tiger and a gigantic sloth weighing over a ton, have been found.

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Day 5 Puerto Natales. Chilean Fjords Cruise

Today, enjoy a full-day CRUISE on Seno Ultima Esperanza (“Last Hope Fjord”), visiting the spectacular Serrano and Balmaceda Glaciers, which are only accessible by boat. See the incomparable landscape of Bernardo O’Higgins National Park, Chile’s biggest natural reserve. Arriving at the end of the fjord, disembark and hike through unspoiled, cold rainforest to the foot of the Serrano Glacier. Enjoy the beautiful views and rugged landscapes! Lunch will be served at a nearby hostería (inn).

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Day 6 Puerto Natales–El Calafate, Argentina

After breakfast, depart for El Calafate, a lovely village on the southern shores of Lake Argentino. Originally a simple sheltering destination for wool traders, today El Calafate serves as the entry point for the UNESCO Natural Heritage Site of Los Glaciares National Park.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7 El Calafate. Glacier Cruise & Estancia Visit

Today, a CRUISE on Lago Argentino takes you up close for views of icebergs and UPSALA GLACIER, one of the longest in South America at over 35 miles long. Disembark at a historic ranch, ESTANCIA CRISTINA, on the shores of Lago Argentino. Whether you prefer a quiet day of touring and history or more adventurous activities, like trekking or exploring by 4-wheel-drive vehicle—the choice is yours during your ranch visit.

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Day 8 El Calafate. Excursion to Perito Moreno Glacier

A must for all visitors to Argentina is a visit to PERITO MORENO GLACIER in LOS GLACIARES NATIONAL PARK. Forming part of the Patagonian Continental Ice Field, from which 13 glaciers descend on the Atlantic side to flow into the Viedma and Argentino Lakes, this glacier is one of the few in the world that is still advancing. During your walking tour along the catwalks, marvel at the breathtaking glacier views and with some luck, see the ice calve into the waters below.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 9 El Calafate–Ushuaia

After breakfast, fly to Ushuaia, Argentina—the end of the world! You’ll have the opportunity to see the Andes Mountains from a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite CRUISE along Beagle Channel. Bask in the feeling of being in the southernmost city in the world, and watch for sea lions, albatrosses, skuas, and other interesting Patagonian fauna. Arrive at MARTILLO ISLAND, where you have the chance to see a colony of Magellan penguins!

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 10 Ushuaia. Tierra del Fuego National Park Excursion

Today, discover TIERRA DEL FUEGO NATIONAL PARK, the southernmost national park in the world. Hike around the park, escorted by an expert Naturalist. With stops at Bahia Lapataia, Lago Roca, and Bahia Ensenada, you’ll gain a deeper appreciation for the delicate ecosystems here.

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Day 11 Ushuaia–Buenos Aires

Fly to Buenos Aires today, the “Paris of South America” and capital of Argentina. Fabulous food, shopping, and architecture all converge here to create a distinctly Latin vibe. Tonight, enjoy a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite WINE TASTING led by a local sommelier at an exclusive Cava, where you will try some famous Argentine wines, followed by dinner in this intimate setting.

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Day 12 Buenos Aires

Your guided sightseeing starts at Plaza de Mayo to see La Casa Rosada (the President’s Pink House) and the METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL, housing San Martin’s Mausoleum. Drive past the ornate Colon Opera House before reaching RECOLETA CEMETERY, burial site of Eva Peron. Next, in La Boca, a colorful district and site of the city’s first port, take a short walking tour of this unique neighborhood, then continue to San Telmo, famous for its late-colonial buildings and a popular gathering spot for artists. Top off the evening at a famous TANGO CLUB, where instructors are ready to lead a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite TANGO LESSON, followed by a farewell dinner of Argentine steaks and other local specialties. End the night with a show featuring flawless performances of Latin America’s most sensuous dance—the Tango!

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Day 13 Buenos Aires

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

FERNANDO BORDALLO

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, I speak English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese. I became a Tour Director in 1986, and I love my work. It's so great to see guests engage with the diversity of South American countries -their traditions and contrasts. I love sharing the history of these countries, watching the group interact during the trip, and knowing I play a fundamental role in the success of the trip.

Tour Director - FERNANDO BORDALLO

 Accommodations

Santiago
Puerto Natales/Patagonia
El Calafate
Ushuaia
Buenos Aires

Santiago

Sheraton Santiago

Sheraton Santiago Ave Santa Amaria 1742, Santiago,   Chile

Ave Santa Amaria 1742
Santiago, Chile

This contemporary hotel is ideally located within minutes of some of the cities best shopping areas, restaurants, and sights. The hotel features three Chilean inspired restaurants, two bars, state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, beauty salon, tennis court, gift shop, and medical services are also available.

Hotel Amenities

  • Fitness Room
  • Spa Services
  • Shoe Shine
  • Concierge desk
  • Currency Exchange
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Gift Shop
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking/Valet
  • Business Center
  • Pool
  • Elevator
  • ATM
  • Beauty Salon
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Ice Machine

Room Amenities

  • Television
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Mini-bar
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • In-Room Safe
  • Alarm Clock
  • Desk
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Internet Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Phone
  • Coffee Maker
  • Pay Movies
  • Voicemail
  • Room Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Climate Control
  • Complimentary Newspaper

Puerto Natales/Patagonia

Hotel CostAustralis

Hotel CostAustralis Av Puerto Montt 262, Puerto Natales/Patagonia,  Chile

Av Puerto Montt 262
Puerto Natales/Patagonia, Chile

Located in the attractive town of Puerto Natales, on the edge of the astonishing Ultima Esperanza fjord, the CostAustralis hotel stands out as an example of the spontaneity of the Magellan architecture. Amenities include a lounge, bar, restaurant, laundry, and business center.

Hotel Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking/Valet
  • Currency Exchange
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Concierge desk
  • Fitness Room
  • Elevator

Room Amenities

  • Climate Control
  • Desk
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Window Opens
  • Phone
  • Voicemail
  • Mini-bar
  • Air Conditioning
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-Room Safe
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Internet Access
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Television
  • Room Service
  • Alarm Clock

El Calafate

Kosten Aike

Kosten Aike Gobernador Moyano 1243, El Calafate,  Argentina

Gobernador Moyano 1243
El Calafate, Argentina

Kosten Aike Hotel in El Calafate is on the edge of the extensive and mysterious Patagonian plateau, on the foot of the imposing Mountain range of the Andes and in front of the majestic National Park the Glaciers. Amenities include a restaurant, gym, spa, playroom, business center, room service, laundry, and recreated ancestral Tehuelche designs throughout the hotel by prominent Argentine artists.

Hotel Amenities

  • Parking/Valet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Spa Services
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator

Room Amenities

  • Alarm Clock
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Phone
  • Voicemail
  • In-Room Safe
  • Desk
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Room Service
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Internet Access
  • Mini-bar
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Complimentary Toiletries

Ushuaia

Cilene del Faro

First-Class

Cilene del Faro Yaganes 74, Ushuaia,  Argentina

Yaganes 74
Ushuaia, Argentina

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Cilene del Faro Suites & Spa looks out onto the Beagle Channel with the Andes mountains behind, protecting it from the strong Patagonian winds. This hotel offers top-notch style and elegance during your stay in this fascinating part of the world. Located close to Ushuaia's attractions and featuring soft and cozy rooms, you'll have all the comforts of home at your fingertips.

Hotel Amenities

  • Fitness Room
  • Pool
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Luggage Storage
  • Business Center
  • Parking/Valet
  • Concierge desk
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi
  • Spa Services
  • Currency Exchange

Room Amenities

  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Mini-bar
  • Climate Control
  • Coffee Maker
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • In-Room Safe
  • Television
  • Complimentary Toiletries

Buenos Aires

Brick Hotel Buenos Aires, M Gallery Collection

Moderate Deluxe

Brick Hotel Buenos Aires, M Gallery Collection Posadas 1232, Buenos Aires,  Argentina

Posadas 1232
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Situated in the beautiful Recoleta district, this hotel combines European sophistication with the warmth of Argentinean tradition. This home away from home features a restaurant, bar, coffee shop, 24-hour room service, health club, pool, and courtyard.

Hotel Amenities

  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Concierge desk
  • Pool
  • Beauty Salon
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Parking/Valet
  • Business Center
  • ATM
  • Spa Services
  • Luggage Storage
  • Free WiFi
  • Gift Shop
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Currency Exchange

Room Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Window Opens
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Climate Control
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Television
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Voicemail
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Mini-bar
  • In-Room Safe
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Coffee Maker
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Alarm Clock
  • Air Conditioning

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Santiago

Santiago

Chilean Folkloric Show & Dinner

Chilean Folkloric Show & Dinner

Enjoy a lively folklore show of Chilean music and dance along with a four-course dinner.

Price Range: $$

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