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Ends of the Earth with Torres del Paine

PRIVATE TOUR - 14 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM £$ 11295

Private Tour Highlights

  • Take a city tour to visit the most famous districts of Buenos Aires
  • Learn in-depth about the areas architecture, culture, stories and secrets
  • Full-day excursion to an estancia for a typical barbecue lunch and a folklore/gaucho show
  • Learn about the customs of the Argentinean gaucho and his abilities on the horse
  • Multiple days of leisure to explore independently or to just kick back
  • Witness an unforgettable tango show performed by the best dancers of the area
  • Ride the Train to the End of the World and enjoy an unforgettable trip
  • Explore one of the most breathtaking wilderness regions in the world: Southern Patagonia
  • Witness massive glaciers sliding down the mountainside all the way to the sea
  • Make friends with the Magellan Penguins that can be seen during the walk to a lighthouse
  • Explore Torres del Paine National Park during an adventure of choice of length and difficulty
  • Wonder and hike around the ancient forests, lakes, rivers, mountains and glaciers
  • Stroll through one of Chile’s most important regions for cultivating grapes
  • Tour Santiago with a stunning and panoramic view over the city
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Tour Overview

The Stella and the Via are the new expedition cruise ships of Patagonia Cruises in Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. Each of the outside cabins offers spectacular views of glaciers, forests and snow-capped mountains when we cross from Argentina to Chile, arriving at Torres del Paine National Park. Yampu travelers will also visit Buenos Aires – that lovely city on the southern shore of the Rio de la Plata – and Santiago.

After the cruise we will visit the towering granite “cuernos” or horns as they are called in Torres del Paine National Park, and which are perhaps the best-known image of Chile. Enormous glaciers mark the northern boundary of the park. This is the southern extreme of the Patagonia Ice field – the world’s largest.

We will also spend two days touring in the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires and in the fascinating and modern city: Santiago. Near Santiago we may visit Vina del Mar and Valparaiso, Valle Nevado, Isla Negra and the Pablo Neruda Museum or the wineries Cousiño Macul winery and Concha y Toro.

Inclusions
Prices include airfare from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, airfare from Punta Arenas to Santiago, hotel accommodation with daily continental breakfast, cabin accommodation at Mare Australis with all meals and activities, guided tours in English, all entrance fees, all transfers between airports and hotels with assistance and baggage handling; meals where specified. Local airport taxes that are payable in the country of destination are not included. Taxes and security fees that can be paid at time of ticketing are already included.

*By traveling to Patagonian Chile with Yampu Tours, you will be making the choice to travel responsibly. Working with Reforest Patagonia, Yampu Tours will donate one tree for every client booked to the Chilean Patagonia, towards the reforestation efforts in Torres del Paine. Reforest Patagonia is a non-profit, public-private alliance with a single objective: to recover one of the world’s most important ecosystems.

*El Querandí
Tonight you will take a shared transfer to the El Querandi tango show. You will see an unforgettable tango show performed by the best dancers and singers, while enjoying a delicious meal. A bar since 1920 and restored in 1992, El Querandi is considered one of the best places in San Telmo to experience tango. Considered to be living evidence of civic memory by the Museum of the City of Buenos Aires, it has the capacity to hold two hundred people. The individual tables, combined with its wreathed columns, boisserie and deep shaped wood, creates a romantic and intimate atmosphere, and the cuisine is excellent.

*Esquina Carlos Gardel
Tonight you will take a shared transfer to the Esquina Carlos Gardel tango show. You will see an unforgettable tango show performed by the best dancers and singers, while enjoying a delicious meal and a glass of wine. It first opened its doors in 1893, as a restaurant and hotel, and soon became a true Buenos Aires classic. Today, after reopening its doors, keeping the Art Nouveau style of the most luxurious old-time dining rooms, it provides authentic shows with a pure essence of the Argentine tango. A great variety of local and international cuisine and selected wines are on offer to compliment the surroundings. Specifics: Price includes transfers, Dinner with a glass of wine and the show.Pick up time from your hotel is around 7.30. Dinner starts at 8.30 pm, the show at 10.30 pm and finishes at midnight.

*Rojo Tango
Tonight you will take a private transfer to the Rojo tango show. You will see an unforgettable tango show performed by the best dancers and singers, while enjoying a delicious meal. Fascinating artistic madness that conquers all senses, combining movement, colours, sound, fragances and flavours. Rojo Passion: A cabaret designed by Philippe Starck, created to bring back nostalgic times that already passed, with the strength of a new show full of fantasy and sensuality. Rojo Flavor: A gastronomic proposal with an attitude of its own, that privileges the subtlety of perfumes and textures, accompanied with Baron B champagne. Rojo Tango: The tango returns right from the myth and becomes an intense reality throughout a different kind of live show, where the bodies are guided by the trance of a bandoneón and explode in a never ending ecstasy.

*Gala Tango
Tonight you will take a private transfer to the Gala tango show. You will see an unforgettable tango show performed by the best dancers and singers, while enjoying a delicious meal. Its architecture, French style decoration and the exclusive refined details makes Gala Tango the most glamorous place in Buenos Aires. Since your first contact with Gala Tango until the end of the show you will feel a different, overwhelming experience. Gourmet cuisine, specially designed for the strictest guests, complemented with wines from one of the most exclusive wine-houses in Argentina. An elegant, warm, refined Tango and Folklore show defines Gala Tango as a superior option in popular art. The Orchestra is formed by a quintet (piano, large concertina, 2 violins, and double bass) accompanied by two tango singers, four dancing couples, a “charango” player and “boleadoras”.

Optional Excursions at Hosteria las Torres:
The Towers
Type: horse riding and/or walking
Demand: high
Duration: 6-8 hours
One of the main attractions of the renowned Torres del Pain National Park, these rock formations are 1,000 meters of naked granite, stabbing the heavens with three colossal towers. The trail penetrates a valley covered in forests, streams, slopes and wildlife; this is definitely an overwhelming hike.

The Cuernos
Type: horse ride or walk
Demand: medium
Duration: 7-8 hours
This beautiful trail tours through a diversity of local plants such as the Notro, which blossoms powerful red flowers in November and December. Along the trail, there will be a peaceful lagoon usually inhabited by a family of caiquenes (wild upland geese).

Full Paine
Type: vehicle and walking
Demand: low
Duration: 8-10 hours
The day starts off in a vehicle, driving through the length of the park to reach Grey Lake, we see guanacos, foxes and birds. This is an excellent excursion to see the park as a whole. While walking on a path that traces the shores of the lake, our guide will explain how glaciers have sculpted the entire region. Along the way, we are likely to see icebergs that have broken off from the main glacier.

Salto Grande
Type: vehicle and walking
Demand: low
Duration: 4-5 hours
The inner roads of the park will delight the passenger with its beauties until Salto Grande is reached. A short walk will lead to this waterfall that flows into the turquoise waters of Lake Pehoe.

Lake Nordjenskold
Type: walking or horse riding
Demand: low
Duration: 2-3 hours
This light path borders Mount Almirante Nieto, passes the romantic Luguna Inge and reaches the emerald-green Lake Nordenskjold. The path promises a soft walk or a pleasurable ride among Mother Nature. The lake extends to the foot of the colossal mountain Almirante Nieto. Cost: From $35 to $100 per person, to be paid directly at the hosteria.
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Pricing Details
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Double £$9869 £$11295 £$12441 £$15138
Single £$13831 £$15980 £$19582 £$22874

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Please note that prices are subject to change based on availability and seasonality, especially during the holiday season from December 20th through January 5th each year. Please contact a Yampu Travel Specialist for more information on best times to travel.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

International flight to Buenos Aires

Take the overnight flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Take the overnight flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Day
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City Tour of Buenos Aires

Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel. Later this afternoon, take a city tour to visit the most famous districts of Buenos Aires, discovering the history and modern life of this world renowned city. The tour provides an in-depth introduction to its architecture, the culture of its people, its anecdotes and secrets. To be put simply Buenos Aires is exceptional: dynamic, sophisticated and awe-inspiring. An exquisite combination of a European atmosphere and the charm of Latin American cities. The tour will begin at the famous Plaza de Mayo, before venturing out to the old tango districts of Buenos Aires: Monserrat, San Telmo and la Boca. Move on to the busiest areas - Puerto Madero, Retiro and Plaza San Martin - and then, districts with wonderful green spaces and old residences: Palermo and Recoleta. ...read less

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Fiesta Gaucha

Full-day excursion to an estancia for a typical barbecue lunch and a folklore/gaucho show. Here, learn about the customs of the Argentinean gaucho and his abilities on the horse that will leave eveyone breathless. The meat will be cooked “a lo gaucho,” outdoors on the barbecue. Lunch and drinks included. Afternoon, return to Buenos Aires. Duration: 6 hours. Operates every day except Monday.

Full-day excursion to an estancia for a typical barbecue lunch and a folklore/gaucho show. Here, learn about the customs of the Argentinean gaucho and his abilities on the horse that will leave eveyone breathless. The meat will be cooked “a lo gaucho,” outdoors on the barbecue. Lunch and drinks included. Afternoon, return to Buenos Aires. Duration: 6 hours. Operates every day except Monday.

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4

Exploring Buenos Aires

Day of leisure in Buenos Aires to explore independently. Optional excursions available at additional cost: day trip to Colonia Uruguay by fast ferry; biking adventure around the city, or a culinary focused tour.

Tonight, enjoy an evening of Tango. See an unforgettable tango show performed by the best dancers and singers in Buenos Aires, while enjoying a delicious meal with Argentinean wine. After the show return to the hotel.

Note: There are several venues in the city, each offering something unique. Yampu includes the El Querandi or Esquina Carlos Gardel in 3 and 4-star option with shared transfers, and the Rojo Tango or Gala Tango for 5-star and deluxe options with private transfers. Estimated pick up time from the hotel is between 7:30 and 8:30 pm; dinner is served between 8:30 pm and 10:15 pm while the tango show starts around 10:15 pm until 11:30 pm. Please see below for detailed information on each venue and discuss with a Yampu travel consultant if there is a specific preference.
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Buenos Aires – Ushuaia

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Transfer to the airport to take the flight to Ushuaia. Upon arrival, transfer to Tierra del Fuego National Park, located only 12 kilometers (7 miles) away from the city. It preserves typical species of the Andean-Patagonic Forest, such as firebushes, beech trees, nires, box-leafed barberries and flowers, spread over an area of 63,000 hectares. Before entering the park, board the Train to the End of the World and enjoy an unforgettable trip along the original embankment where the old prisoners’ train ran until 1947 for their expeditions in search of wood for heating. The highlight of the park is Lapataia Bay, the southernmost tip of the continent, with a wonderful view of Beagle Channel. Here, the old inhabitants of the area have left their testimony in the “concheros,” incredible archaeological deposits.

Afternoon, transfer to the port to embark on the Stella. Board the M/V Stella Australis cruise ship at 5:30 pm. After a welcoming cocktail reception hosted by the Captain and his crew, the M/V Stella Australis will depart for one of the remotest parts of the planet. The voyage will take Yampu travelers 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.
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6

Cape Horn National Park & Waluaia Bay

Sail through the Murray Channel and Nassau Bay to reach Cape Horn National Park, where, weather permitting, travelers shall go ashore. The legendary Cape Horn was discovered in 1616 and is a sheer 425-meter (1,394-foot) high rocky promontory. For many years it was 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, head ashore to the historic Wulaia Bay, originally the site of one of the region's largest Yamana aboriginal settlements. Charles Darwin landed there in 1833 during his voyage on the HMS Beagle. This area is also renowned for the mesmerizing beauty of its vegetation and geography. Take an enchanted walk through the Magellan Forest of lengas, coigues, canelos, ferns, and other endemic vegetation, to reach a panoramic viewpoint.
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Day
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Sailing Through Patagonia

Sail through Brecknock, Ocasion, Cockburn, and Magdalena Channels to enter the spectacular De Agostini Sound, in the heart of the Darwin Mountain Range. Witness massive glaciers sliding down the mountainside all the way to the sea. In the afternoon, in well-equipped Zodiac boats, travel to the Aguila Glacier to embark upon an easy walk to its base. It's the perfect opportunity to experience the beauty of Patagonia's cold rain forest and to see how the power of nature has molded the spectacular landscape.

Sail through Brecknock, Ocasion, Cockburn, and Magdalena Channels to enter the spectacular De Agostini Sound, in the heart of the Darwin Mountain Range. Witness massive glaciers sliding down the mountainside all the way to the sea. In the afternoon, in well-equipped Zodiac boats, travel to the Aguila Glacier to embark upon an easy walk to its base. It's the perfect opportunity to experience the beauty of Patagonia's cold rain forest and to see how the power of nature has molded the spectacular landscape.

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Ushuaia – Torres del Paine

Early in the morning, weather permitting, head ashore on Magdalena Island, located in the middle of the Strait of Magellan. The island used to be an essential source of supplies for navigators and explorers and is inhabited by an immense colony of Magellan Penguins that can be seen during the walk to the lighthouse.
In September and April, this excursion is replaced by a ride aboard Zodiacs to Marta Island to observe South American Sea Lions. Finally, disembark at Punta Arenas at 11:30 am. Afterwards, take a transfer from the pier to the airport.

Reception at the airport and transfer to the all-inclusive Torres del Paine hotel. Upon arrival, meet with the guide to go over the program preferences for the following days. Settle in and spend the remainder of the evening at leisure to enjoy dinner with a lovely house wine.

Note: If one is staying at Las Torres they will visit a Patagonia estancia complete with BBQ snack en-route to the hotel. If one so chooses Explora, stop to have a light meal in a restaurant on the way. If staying at any of the other hotels, go directly from the airport to the hotel. Please be aware that Explora operates on a fixed entry and departure calendar. Please inquire with a Yampu Travel Consultant for details.
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Exploring Torres del Paine National Park

After breakfast, take the opportunity to stay and enjoy the hotel’s amenities or explore the wonders of Torres del Paine National Park during the adventure of choice of length and difficulty. Set out with a group and guide to experience Patagonia’s main attractions and landscapes. Wonder and hike around the ancient forests, lakes of different and intense colors, rivers, mountains and glaciers. The flora and fauna will take one’s breath away. There will be time to stop and take in the beautiful surroundings while eating a box lunch. After the excursion return to the hotel for the night. There is a great Chilean house wine selection for to enjoy while eating dinner. Note: All inclusive excursions and hotel amenities will vary depending upon accommodation. ...read less

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Trekking Through Torres del Paine

Today, visit a different area of Torres del Paine National Park or enjoy one of the many onsite activities available. Torres del Paine National Park has many distinct ecosystems. Each contains widely different landscapes, which in turn sustain different flora and fauna, some found nowhere else on earth. Some of the main attractions of the park are viewing the Towers rising towards the sky like three perfect granite arrows; and one of the most beautiful destinations within the park, Grey Glacier. The name comes from the color of the water and icebergs, which are mixed with various tonalities of blue. Dinner and wine at the hotel. ...read less

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Final full day at Torres del Paine

Enjoy Torres del Paine, and take advantage of the beautiful surroundings. One may choose to horseback, kayak, hike the trails, or enjoy the hotel’s amenities. Enjoy a dinner infused of local flavor with a modern twist accompanied by regional wines.

Enjoy Torres del Paine, and take advantage of the beautiful surroundings. One may choose to horseback, kayak, hike the trails, or enjoy the hotel’s amenities. Enjoy a dinner infused of local flavor with a modern twist accompanied by regional wines.

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Torres del Paine - Punta Arenas – Santiago

After breakfast spend the morning at leisure. Shared transfer to Punta Arenas airport to take a flight to Santiago. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel. Note: Transfer times out will be specific to each accommodation.

After breakfast spend the morning at leisure. Shared transfer to Punta Arenas airport to take a flight to Santiago. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel. Note: Transfer times out will be specific to each accommodation.

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13

Casablanca Valley with Valparaiso and Vina del Mar

This morning, be met at the hotel and transferred to the Casablanca Valley, approximately 50-miles (80-kilometers) from Santiago. The Casablanca Valley is one of Chile’s most important regions for cultivating the grapes that produce crisp white wines, most notably Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. Here one will be able to enjoy a tour, tasting and lunch at one of the local wineries situated along this thriving wine route.
After lunch, leaving the Casablanca Valley, visit Valparaiso, the oldest and most important port in Chile. Here there will be an opportunity to walk along the city’s winding streets and enjoy the scenery and culture of this charming port-city. Continue to Vina del Mar, a resort city that was founded in 1874, famous for its beautiful gardens and flower clock. Late in the afternoon return to the hotel in Santiago. Lunch is included today.
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City Tour of Santiago

This afternoon, enjoy a private city tour of Santiago. The tour begins at the Funicular de Santiago (Gondola), which provides a stunning and panoramic view over the city from the top of San Cristobal Hill. Travel to the heart of the city and Plaza de Armas the spot from where the city has grown throughout the centuries. Each Latin city has a plaza de Armas as when cities were founded the center was also where the armory and military base was established - hence the name Plaza de Armas (Plaza of Arms). Visit some of the more important buildings such as the Cathedral, the City Council, the Central Post Office and the National Historical Museum.
Continue to the Presidential Palace La Moneda; the current seat of the government. Wander the streets that were once elegant at the beginning of the 19th century and now are a commercial center. Visit some the original colonial neighborhoods such as Concha y Toro Square. Characterized by its cobbled streets and old mansions that reflect the elegance and richness of the early twentieth century the neighborhood grew to prominence between 1870 and 1876 with the influx of wealth as a result of mining and the discovery of Silver. Many Chileans achieved great wealth, including Enrique Concha y Toro founder of the famed winery.
After this excursion, transfer to the airport for the flight home.
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Santiago, Chile

Torres del Paine National Park, Torres de Paine, Chile

Buenos Aires, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Places You'll See

  • Buenos Aires

    One of South America’s most stunning cities, Buenos Aires will charm and delight anyone who walks its dazzling streets. Enjoy watching a tango show or visiting the many shopping centers such as Alto Palermo, or Paseo Alcorta. Buenos Aires is also home to several music festivals such as Quilmes Rock, Creamfields BA, and the Buenos Aires Jazz Festival.

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    Torres del Paine

    Take a hike through Torres del Paine National Park, located in the southern tiers of the Andes. Catch a glimpse of Flamingos and Guanacos, as you trek one of the hiking circuits, or take a day tour by boat and get an up close look at the surrounding glaciers.

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    Santiago

    As the political and cultural center of Chile, Santiago has much to offer. Relax at one of the many jazz clubs scattered throughout the city, or go for a wine tasting at one of the local wineries. Take a guided city trek to learn about the Chilean culture and their traditional meals. Or visit the summit of Cerro Santa Lucia for beautiful views.

Hotel Options

3 Star Properties

Buenos Aires : Savoy Hotel, BA

Buenos Aires : Rendez-Vous Hotel

Santiago : Orly (Providencia)

Santiago : Hotel Plaza San Francisco (Downtown)

Santiago : Torremayor Lyon (Providencia)

4 Star Properties

Buenos Aires : Loi Suites, BA

Buenos Aires : Design CE

Torres del Paine : Hotel Las Torres

Torres del Paine : Rio Serrano Hotel

Santiago : Hotel Magnolia

Santiago : Carménère ecoHotel

Santiago : Noi Victoria

Santiago : Le Reve (Providencia)

5 Star Properties

Buenos Aires : Hotel Madero

Buenos Aires : Hub Porteno

Buenos Aires : Legado Mitico, BA

Buenos Aires : Sofitel Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires : MIO Buenos Aires

Torres del Paine : Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa

Santiago : W Santiago (Las Condes)

Luxury Properties

Buenos Aires : Algodon Mansion

Buenos Aires : Park Hyatt Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires : Alvear Palace

Santiago : Ritz Carlton Santiago

Santiago : Casa Bueras Boutique Hotel (formerly known as Lastarria Boutique Hotel)

Santiago : The Singular Santiago

Testimonials

Sue

Traveled March, 2008

We really enjoyed all the hotels and the tours you recommended!

Thanks for checking in. We had an excellent time in Chile and Argentina. Everything worked out perfectly. It was very comforting to have someone meet us in each city and facilitate our tours, while allowing us plenty of time on our own. All of the transfers and pick-ups were perfectly on time and were with very kind and helpful guides and drivers. Our only problem was in Chicago on our way home when our flight was cancelled, but there was really nothing anyone could do at that point. Otherwise everything was great! We really enjoyed all the hotels and the tours you recommended and look forward to working with you again in the future. Thanks again!

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PW

Traveled August, 2011

An excellent experience.

Yes, fabulous trip. Hats off to your local offices and team. An excellent experience.

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Philippa

Traveled December, 2005

All in all, we had a fabulous trip

All in all, we had a fabulous trip. The guides were quite good, especially Manuel and Andres in Puerto Varas and Patricia in Torres de Paine trip. Hotels were perfectly adequate. Buses were adequate. Thanks again. We had a great trip and we can’t wait to return to Chile and visit the northern part!

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