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

13 Day Tour from Santiago to Buenos Aires

2021 Tour Details

Whereas most fairytales conclude with “The End,” that is exactly where this one begins. In this vast kingdom of jagged peaks, massive fjords, and imposing glaciers stretching across the southernmost tips of Argentina and Chile, you are the sovereign of this dramatic domain affectionately referred to as the “end of the world.” Surrounded by the granite pillars of Torres Del Paine National Park, standing tall before the advancing Perito Moreno Glacier, and cruising through the majestic scenery of the Beagle Channel, you will reign before glorious vistas, bask in triumphant scenery, and even prevail over a colony of Magellan penguins on this tour of pristine Patagonia. As no ordinary toast will do for such a colossal experience, you’ll rejoin civilization in Buenos Aires to raise your glass to the ornate teatros, the charming tea rooms, and of course, the steamy tango.

Small-Group Discovery

Each Globus South America tour is limited to an average of just 20 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted vacation, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery vacation is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

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Patagonia: Journey to the End of the World map

 Photo Highlights

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

  • Los Glaciares National Park

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily, 7 lunches, 5 dinners

 Itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVE IN SANTIAGO, CHILE

Welcome to Chile! Meet your Tour Director at your hotel.

Day 2 SANTIAGO

SANTIAGO Guided sightseeing includes the Government Palace, Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, and Santa Lucia Hill. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit La Vega Central Market to learn about traditional Chilean food. Enjoy a terremoto cocktail (meaning ‘earthquake’ and made of Chilean wine, liqueur, and sorbet) at a local pub. Visit Cerro San Cristobal for stunning views of Santiago and the Andes.

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Day 3 SANTIAGO–PUNTA ARENAS–PUERTO NATALES

SANTIAGO Fly to Punta Arenas on the Strait of Magellan in Chile’s Patagonia.
PUNTA ARENAS Scenic drive through the Patagonian steppe to Puerto Natales.
PUERTO NATALES Dinner at your hotel this evening.

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Day 4 PUERTO NATALES–TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK

PUERTO NATALES Visit Milódon Cave, site of 14,000-year-old prehistoric fossils, including saber-toothed tigers and a gigantic sloth weighing over a ton.
TORRES DEL PAINE Scenic drive past spectacular waterfalls, icebergs, mountains, rivers, and lakes in Torres del Paine (a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve). Guided sightseeing includes visits to Los Cuernos, Lago Pehoe, Salto Grande, Lago Grey, and Grey Glacier. Enjoy an organic cocktail demonstration and lesson with fresh ingredients from the garden at your hotel. Dinner at your hotel this evening.

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Day 5 TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK

TORRES DEL PAINE Full day of guided sightseeing includes Los Cuernos (the park’s iconic granite peaks) and Salto Grande Waterfall. Guided sightseeing tour of Laguna Azul in search of the park’s wildlife, including guanacos and condors. Visit Cascada Paine waterfall surrounded by rugged vistas.

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Day 6 TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK–EL CALAFATE, ARGENTINA

TORRES DEL PAINE Scenic guided walk to Laguna Ines in search of birds and other wildlife. Drive to El Calafate, a lovely village on the southern shores of Lake Argentino.

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Day 7 EL CALAFATE. GLACIER CRUISE & ESTANCIA CRISTINA

EL CALAFATE Cruise on Lago Argentino includes up-close views of icebergs and 35-mile-long Upsala Glacier, one of the longest in South America. Disembark and visit historic Estancia Cristina (Cristina Ranch), including a 4-wheel-drive tour or a short hike.

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Day 8 EL CALAFATE. EXCURSION TO PERITO MORENO GLACIER

EL CALAFATE Guided sightseeing of Perito Moreno Glacier (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) in Los Glaciares National Park. A walking tour along the catwalks includes breathtaking glacier views and the possibility of ice calve into the surrounding sea.

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Day 9 EL CALAFATE–USHUAIA

EL CALAFATE Fly to Ushuaia, Argentina.
USHUAIA Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Scenic cruise across the Beagle Channel to watch for sea lions, albatrosses, skuas, and other Patagonian fauna. Visit Martillo Island for a chance to see a colony of Magellan penguins.

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Day 10 USHUAIA. TIERRA DEL FUEGO NATIONAL PARK EXCURSION

TIERRA DEL FUEGO NATIONAL PARK Guided Sightseeing with a Naturalist in the southernmost national park in the world includes Bahia Lapataia, Lago Roca, and Bahia Ensenada.

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Day 11 USHUAIA–BUENOS AIRES

USHUAIA Fly to Buenos Aires.
BUENOS AIRES Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Argentinean dinner party with local specialties and wine.

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Day 12 BUENOS AIRES

BUENOS AIRES Guided Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes Plaza de Mayo to see La Casa Rosada (the President’s Pink House) and visit the Metropolitan Cathedral. See Teatro Colón Opera House and visit Recoleta Cemetery, burial site of Eva Perón. Other stops include La Boca and San Telmo. Take a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Tango lesson at a famous Tango Club with professional instructors. Farewell Argentine steak dinner, followed by a Tango show.

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Day 13 BUENOS AIRES

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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 Tour Director

With GLOBUS, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are 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

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

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). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
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$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
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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.

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