14 Nights / 15 Days
Begin in the bustling cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires and discover some of the most famous and iconic city sites. Then, head down to the most southern city in South America, Ushuaia, and prepare for a dramatic change in scenery. Hop onboard the awe-inspiring Stella Australis adventure cruise ship and explore a mysterious world of glaciers, mountains and forests. Visit the ‘End of the World Train’ on a special excursion, before flying up to Chile to learn about one of the fastest growing wine regions and sample first-hand, some exquisite wines whilst relaxing in the surrounding countryside.
- BUENOS AIRES
- STELLA AUSTRALIS
- PUNTA ARENAS
- TORRES DE PAINE
Transfer in Buenos Aires.
Today enjoy a full day excursion to have a deep exploration of this cosmopolitan city. In the early part of the 20th century, Argentina was one of the richest countries in the world. The grand public buildings of Buenos Aires reflect this opulent era. The so-called ‘Paris of South America’ combines the atmosphere of a former European town with the features of a Latin American capital. Your guide will pick out some of the city’s highlights such as the Obelisk and Plaza de Mayo featuring the Presidential Palace (Pink House) and the Town Hall before heading to Recoleta to wander through its cemetery illustrating Argentina’s history. Once in ‘La Boca’ one of the most visited tourist destinations of Buenos Aires, take some time to snap some pictures of its emblematic street ‘Caminito’ and also celebrate one of Argentina’s greatest passions – soccer. You’ll have the opportunity to visit one of the Argentine sport temples, the stadium known as ‘La Bombonera’, home to Maradona’s former team Boca Juniors. The museum tour will reveal the history behind the Boca Juniors. After a break for lunch you will be driven to San Telmo, the oldest district in the city. Walk along ancient cobblestone streets, admiring old colonial houses, churches and famous antique shops and ateliers.
Dinner at the Rojo Tango will be one to remember, as from the moment you enter Faena Hotel + Universe, one of the most exclusive hotels of the city, you realize that ‘Rojo Tango’ is the tango show that tops all others in Buenos Aires. Walk the red carpet and be received into an intimate setting with a glass of champagne, before an excellent three-course meal is served, whilst enjoying a show of passion and glamour. Offering only 90 seats, the Faena’s cabaret room is swathed in velvet curtains and gilded furniture. Each table gets a front row performance with the dancers twirling and dancing throughout the ballroom. The show retraces the history of tango, starting from its cabaret roots to the modern fusions.
IMPORTANT: Monday to Sunday – Tango show begins at 10:00 pm – Three-course gourmet dinner includes: choice of starter, main course and dessert with coffee and unlimited premium wine, water and champagne(transfers are included –unescorted with Spanish speaking driver)
Flight to Ushuaia the southernmost city in the world and a beautiful combination of mountains, sea, glaciers and forests. Your half-day sightseeing tour begins as you travel back in time and wander the street that was similarly done by the early British missionaries who found the city originally as a settlement of the indigenous ‘Yamana’. You will continue through the districts of Brown and Solier, built at the beginning of the 20th century. Included is a guided visit to the Old Prison of Ushuaia opened in 1896. Its prisoners spent much of their time cutting wood in the surrounding forest, which was used to build the town. During your visit, learn about the life and hardships of the inmates before the prison was closed down in 1947.
Embark on a half day excursion to the ‘End of the World Train’ and the Tierra del Fuego National Park, a stunning national park only 11 km outside Ushuaia. Your first stop will be the End of the World Train. Rebuilt in Britain in 1994 this tiny steam railroad is in fact the southernmost operating rail system in the world. You will leave the station and travel along the route of the old railway, which once held prisoners who chopped timber from the forest and transported it to the city in order to construct buildings. During a brief stop at the Macarena Waterfall Station (Cascada de la Macarena), you will learn about the indigenous Yamana People and climb to a viewpoint before continuing on through the Tierra del Fuego National Park. Ride through the park and enjoy the highlight of the Lapataia Bay and the Green Lake.
Check in between 10:00 and 16:00 at 409 San Martin Street. Board the Australis cruise ship at 17:30. After a welcoming cocktail reception, hosted by the Captain and his crew, the Australis will depart for one of the most remote parts of the planet. The voyage will guide you through the Strait of Magellan and Beagle Channel to explore one of the most breathtaking wilderness regions in the world: Southern Patagonia, which includes the Tierra del Fuego archipelago.
Cruise through Murray Channel and Nassau Bay to reach Cape Horn National Park, where weather permitting you will disembark. The renowned Cape Horn was discovered in 1616 and is a sheer 425-meter (1,394-foot) high rocky peninsula. For years it served as an important navigation route between the Pacific and the Atlantic, and is referred to as the ‘End of the Earth’. The park was declared a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2005.
In the afternoon, you will set foot on shore of the historic Wulaia Bay, formerly the site of one of the region’s largest Yamana indigenous settlements. Charles Darwin landed there in 1833 during his voyage on the HMS Beagle. This area is also notorious for the compelling beauty of its vegetation and geography. You will take an enchanted walk through the Magellan Forest of lengas, coigues, canelos, ferns, and other endemic vegetation in order to reach a panoramic viewpoint.
Sail through Brecknock, Ocasion, Cockburn, and Magdalena Channels to enter the spectacular De Agostini Sound, directly in the heart of the Darwin Mountain Range – the ideal viewing point for observing the glaciers that plummet to the sea from the upper ice field. Later that afternoon, travel once again aboard the Zodiac boat to the Aguila Glacier, where you will start an easy walk to its base. This stroll creates the perfect opportunity to experience the exquisiteness of Patagonia’s cold rainforest and to see how the power of nature has molded the spectacular landscape.
Providing the weather is good, early in the morning you will go ashore to Magdalena Island, situated in the middle of the Strait of Magellan. In one period, the island was an essential source of supplies for navigators and explorers and is populated by a massive colony of Magellan Penguins that you will see during your walk to the lighthouse. In September and April, this excursion is replaced by a ride aboard Zodiacs to Marta Island to examine South American Sea Lions. Disembarkation at Punta Arenas is scheduled for 11:30 am.
An afternoon of leisure passing by the coast viewing the diverse bird life.
The excursions described in the itineraries can normally be carried out provided the weather conditions are good. The itineraries and/or excursions can be altered without previous notice, in order to safeguard the well-being and safety of passengers or due to any extraordinary circumstances.
Transfer from Punta Arenas to your hotel either in Rio Serrano sector of Torres de Paine or in the very heart of this breathtaking National Park (approx. duration: 4 ½ hours)
Your 3-night stay includes: transfers (with Spanish speaking driver), a selection of excursions within Torres National Park with English speaking guide and all the meals.
A la carte excursions (in SIC basis – shared with other travelers).
A la carte excursions (in SIC basis – shared with other travelers).
At proper time you will be transferred to Punta Arenas airport(with Spanish speaking driver) for your flight to Santiago. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel in the city.
The day will start with a visit of the vineyards in Casablanca Valley (70 km northwest from Santiago). Situated on the coastal plain between Santiago and Valparaiso, Casablanca is Chile’s fastest growing wine region. Soil and climate favor the production of top quality Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. You will visit Casas del Bosque. Enjoy a tour of vineyards (conducted in English shared with other visitors) and cellars and sample in its Aromas Bar from two Reserva and two Gran Reserva labels (four tastings total). After the vineyard visit you will continue your journey to Valparaiso. With its colorful hillside homes overlooking the Pacific and winding stairways, the Chilean port city of Valparaiso (UNESCO World Heritage site) is alive with avant-garde culture and vibrant street art. Once in Plaza Sotomayor, Valparaiso’s main square, your guide
Will point out important buildings such as the Chilean Navy Building and the Chilean Customs House. Then take Ascensor Concepción, the city’s oldest elevator (a funicular) that climbs Cerro Concepción (Concepción Hill). From the hills, soak up the colorful vistas of this avant-garde town and take unique pictures, before returning to Santiago (driving time: approx. 2 ½ hours, 119 km)
Whilst in Santiago you cannot miss Casablanca Valley. One of the quality leaders in the Casablanca Valley is undoubtedly Casas del Bosque an award winning family boutique winery established in 1993. Enjoy a vineyard and cellar tour (conducted in English shared with other visitors) and sample in the Aroma Bar one Reserva and two Gran Reserva labels (three tastings total). After the winery tour concludes a 3-course lunch awaits you at the on-site restaurant, TaninoRestaurant Tanino: opened from Tuesday to Sunday
Approx. visit duration: 1 hour with a1-hour lunch breakocation: 70 km from Santiago
SIC winery tours start daily at: 10:30 hrs, 12:30 hrs, 15:00 hrs and 16:30 hrs
Your sightseeing tour takes you downtown featuring ‘La Moneda’, the current seat of Government, and the former national congress, the 18th-century cathedral and Santa Lucia Hill. Nearby, housed in an exquisite 19th century wrought iron building, is the Central Market, famous for its seafood and restaurants. Head up to the most charming and artistic side of Santiago, the neighborhoods of Lastarria and BellasArtes featuring the Forest Park, the Fine Arts Museum and the National Library. You will pass by the ‘Avenida Italia’ on the border of Providencia and Nunoa districts, one of the most popular parts of the capital for great dining, cultural events and historic heritage. Finish your tour exploring ‘El Golf’, a modern neighborhood that mixes residential areas, offices and banks. El Golf is also nicknamed ‘Sanhattan’ due to the dominance of tall modern buildings in the area.
Afternoon of leisure.
At night, you will be transferred to the restaurant (only with Spanish speaking driver). Farewell dinner at Bocanáriz. Chile is the seventh largest wine producer on the planet. And so it comes as no surprise that a wine specialist has made it onto this list of Santiago’s best bar-restaurants.With its bilingual sommeliers, 35 by-the-glass choices and its 300-plus-bottle cellar, Bocanárizhas fast become Santiago’s preeminent destination for sipping the best Chilean wines. Bocanariz’s menu offers an oenological journey through the country and has been designed to perfectly fit the different types of wine that Chilean vineyards produce every year.
At proper time you will be transferred to the airport for your international flight home.
|Transfers from / to the airport, bus or train station|
|Accommodation based on TWIN in the selected hotel category|
|Private services with local English speaking guide, except services in Galapagos that are shared with other travelers with English/Spanish speaking guide|
|Train ticket: Ollanta – Machu Picchu – Ollanta in Vista dome Class (Superior Class)|
|Entrance fees to the sites mentioned in the itinerary (the order of the itinerary may be subject to change, to guarantee the best operation)|
|Airport Taxes & govt.taxes|
|All tours and Transfers on SIC basis|
|Vineyard tour (DAY 15)in SIC basis, shared with other travelers shared with other travelers with English/Spanish speaking guide)|
|Return Economy Class Airfare Subject to the Availability|
|VISA & OTB Charges|
|4.50% Service Tax will be applicable on Package Cost|
|Tourism Dirham Fees|
|Beverages during meals|
|Entrance fees for the National Park in Galapagos|
|Transit Control Card INGALA|
|Original Passport Minimum Validity 6 Months|
|2 Photos 35×45 , White Back Ground , 80 % face Glow|
|Check In / Check Out time 14:00 Hrs and 12:00 hrs Respectively|
|Any Special remarks & Conditions like Early Check In / late Check Out / Adjoin room/Smoking Non Smoking Rooms / High Floor Room etc are always subject to the availability at the time of Check inn / Check Out and at the discretion of the hotel only No Guarantee Can be given in advance|
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|TOUR IS NON REFUNDABLE BASIS ONLY , Once booked cannot be cancelled , amended, and cannot be transfer|
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|Price of the package is calculated for per passenger on a twin-sharing basis.|
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|A surcharge may be applicable for certain departures.|
|In case the selected hotel is unavailable for booking, an alternate arrangement will be offered to the customer in another hotel of a similar category.|
|Due to operational reasons, the routing of this tour may be amended. However, all mentioned services will remain unchanged.|
|Porter fee at hotels, airports and seaports is not included in the package and has to be borne by the customer.|
|Cost of expenses of personal nature such as, laundry, telephone calls, room service, alcoholic beverages, mini bar etc., are not included.|
|Any other items not mentioned under ‘Inclusions’ are not included in the cost of the package.|
|We shall be able to extend our visa assistance only to the applicants who are Indian citizen residing in India|
|Accommodation in Superior Macizo Paine view|
|Transfer from Punta Arenas to Hotel Río Serrano (for arrivals at 14:00 hrs in Punta Arenas airport)|
|Transfer from Río Serrano Hotel to El Calafate|
| Following excursions with English/Spanish speaking guide
o Full day Paine
o Monte Ferrier
o Salto Grande Falls and Horns viewpoint
o Sarmiento Lagoon
o Mirador Condor
o Trek to the Base of Paine Towers
o Trekking Chorrillos Salmones
o Trekking Grey beach
o Horseback riding to Nutria River
o Navigation Grey Glacier (subject to weather conditions)
o Full board
o Open bar (except premium brands, extra wine during meals not included)
|Accommodation in standard room|
|Daily excursions (two half-day excursions or one full-day excursion with other guests)|
|Excursions are not included on departure day|
|Use of Uma Spa, including pool, sauna and steam room (massages, spa treatments and therapies atan additional cost)|
|– Regular transfers included to and from Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales and Cerro Castillo (from/to El Calafate, Argentina at an additional cost)|
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|Please note 4.50% Service Tax will be applicable on Package Cost|
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|Surcharge applicable during any black out dates or festivals.|
|Midnight surcharge applicable for transfers between 23:00 HRS to 08:00 HRS.|
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