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Epic Patagonia Exploration for the Experiential Traveler

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PRIVATE TOUR - 13 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM $6998+

Private Tour Highlights

  • Marveling at the intricate footwork of tango dancers at a prestigious show in Buenos Aires, performed by the most talented in the city.
  • Sailing along the icy waters of Lago Argentino to reach the Upsala Glacier, one of the most imposing in all Patagonia.
  • Standing before the head-scratching Perito Moreno Glacier, a heaving mass of ice whose surface area exceeds that of the entire city of Buenos Aires.
  • Tucking into a picnic on the shores of Lake Grey, and sailing across the water to get up close to the immense Grey Glacier.
  • Hiking through the unrivaled Torres del Paine National Park, with its ancient forests and colorful, tranquil lakes.
  • Sampling delicate, delicious and boutique wines during a tour of Matetic Vineyards in Casablanca Valley with a 3 course lunch at Equilibrio Restaurant
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Tour Overview

As part of our Experiential Travel series, our travel experts are very excited to offer a uniquely tailored itinerary, This time, Yampu Travelers can taste their way through Chile’s wine regions before witnessing the most amazing sites of Patagonia: Torres Del Paine and Perito Moreno Glacier.

Starting at $6,998 per person, when booked as is, travelers can hike, bike, ride, kayak experience the natural and wild wonders of Patagonia with exhilarating excursions and exquisite cuisines, all included with a stay at Patagonia Camp.

Before taking on the great wilderness of Torres del Paine, savor the amazing aromas and flavors of some of the finest Chilean wines in the picturesque Casablanca Valley. Wrap up your adventures with lessons in the dance of love and a tour of “The Paris of the South”, Buenos Aires.

Of course, along with exceptional experiences, you will be traveling in Yampu style with private assistance, transfers, and tours with accommodations that have been personally inspected by our elite team of Travel Consultants.

 

 

 

 

 

 

(NOTE: Cannot be combined with other promotions. Certain blackout dates apply. Please contact us for more information) *

 

 

Inclusions
Prices include airfare from Santiago to Punta Arenas, airfare from Calafate to Buenos Aires, hotel accommodation with daily continental breakfast, 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 Querandi
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, create a romantic and intimate atmosphere, and the cuisine is excellent. Includes round trip shared transfers, dinner, and show. Dinner is a 3 course meal including beverages (soft drinks and wine). This venue holds 120 people.

*Esquina Carlos Gardel
It first opened its doors in 1893, as a restaurant and hotel, and soon became a true Buenos Aires classic. After reopening its doors and 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.
Includes round trip shared transfers, dinner, and show. Dinner is a 3 course meal including beverages (soft drinks and wine). This venue holds 410 people.

*Rojo Tango
Fascinating artistic madness that conquers all senses by combining movement, colors, sound, fragrances and flavors. 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 bandoneon and explode in a never ending ecstasy. Includes round trip private transfers, dinner, and show. Dinner is a 3 course meal including beverages (soft drinks and wine). This venue holds 100 people.

*Gala Tango
Its architecture, French style decoration and the exclusive refined details make 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”. Includes round trip private transfers, dinner, and show. Dinner is a 3 course meal including beverages (soft drinks and wine). This venue holds 80 people.

*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 Paine 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.

The Cuernos
Type: horse riding or walking
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 is 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, we reach the Grey Lake and the National Park Torres del Paine. Guanacos, foxes and birds are sighted along the way. This is an excellent excursion to see the park as a whole. Once at Grey Lake, our guide will explain how glaciers have sculpted the entire region. Along the way, we may see extraordinary icebergs that have broken off 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 leads to this waterfall which 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 along a lake that extends to the foot of the colossal mountain Almirante Nieto. Cost: From $35 to $100 per person, to be paid directly at the hosteria.
Exclusions

Not included:
Other services not mentioned in the itinerary
Extras
Early check-in or Late check-out
Tips

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Package Price: $6998
Pricing Details

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.

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
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International flight to Santiago

Take overnight flight to Santiago.

Take overnight flight to Santiago.

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Day
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City Tour of Santiago

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Reception at Santiago airport and transfer to a selected hotel in the heart of the city.


This afternoon, enjoy a private city tour of Santiago. The tour that starts from the Funicular de Santiago (Gondola), which provides a stunning and panoramic view over the city from the top of San Cristobal Hill. Then 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. Then wander the streets that were once elegant at the beginning of the 19th century and now are a commercial center. Guests will also 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. Return to the hotel for the evening.


Note: Check-in is normally after 2 pm. Early check-in may be granted subject to availability (not confirmed).
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Casablanca Valley with Valparaiso and Vina del Mar

This morning, meet 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, enjoy a tour, tasting and a 3 course lunch at Matetic Vineyards, one of the finest 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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Santiago - Punta Arenas - Torres del Paine

Transfer to the airport to take the flight to Punta Arenas. Reception at the airport and transfer to the all inclusive Torres del Paine hotel. Upon arrival meet with a 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.

Transfer to the airport to take the flight to Punta Arenas. Reception at the airport and transfer to the all inclusive Torres del Paine hotel. Upon arrival meet with a 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.

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Day
5

Torres del Paine National Park

After breakfast, there will be an opportunity to stay and enjoy the hotel’s amenities or explore the wonders of Torres del Paine National Park during the adventure of choice, length, and difficulty. Set out with the 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 are breathtaking. 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 guests to enjoy while eating dinner.

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Exploring Torres del Paine National Park

Today visit a different area of Torres del Paine National Park or even 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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Day of Activities in Torres del Paine

Enjoy Torres del Paine, and take advantage of the beautiful surroundings. Maybe horseback ride, 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. Maybe horseback ride, 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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Day
8

Torres del Paine - Calafate

Shared transfer to Calafate. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel.

Shared transfer to Calafate. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel.

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Day
9

Trekking Perito Moreno Glacier

A visit to Parque Nacional Los Glaciares is a must for any trip to Argentina and there is no doubt that the Perito Moreno Glacier is the most beautiful in the area. It originates at the Continental Ice field and descends through colossal mountains, to penetrate into the waters of Argentino Lake. This unique landscape is framed by the greenest of forests, and the most colorful flowers. This exclusive glacier excursion will allow one to devote all the time one desires to explore this incredible place.

Leave El Calafate and after a 50-mile (80km) drive will arrive at the eastern side of Magallanes Peninsula, where there are excellent vantage points. Walk along the tracks, with many photo opportunities along the way, where one can clearly see huge ice blocks detach from the glacier and fall into the water, causing a tremendous sound and amazing waves. A truly magnificent sight. ...read less

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Day
10

Upsala Glacier & MarPatag Cruise

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MarPatag Cruises offers the most exclusive full day navigation in the Los Glaciares National Park, offering saling through the waters of Lake Argentino on the ship "Leal". This cruise for up to 28 passengers offers the best alternative for full day travelers who want to know the Spegazzini Glacier and the Upsala glacier (momentarily with an iceberg barrier) more intimate.

The "Gourmet Glaciers Experience" proposes sailing the waters of Lake Argentino in search of the "Spirit of the Glaciers". Walls over 50 meters high, ancient deep blue ice and majestic icebergs let you enjoy nature in all its magnitude. The "Gourmet Glaciers Experience" is an ideal program for those passengers who want to know the National Park Los Glaciares in an exclusive manner. It includes a tasting menu of four steps presented by the chef on board the vessel.

Begin the tour by being picked up at the hotel in El Calafate and transfer to Puerto Bandera located 50 km from the city. There, embark on the private port La Soledad (Bahia Tranquila). The navigation starts heading towards the iceberg barrier from the Upsala channel and, after crossing the barrier, head to the front of the Spegazzini glacier. In front of this glacier, which is the highest in the National Park, the company offers a gourmet lunch on board.

Towards evening, the cruise Leal reaches the Puesto de las Vacas, which is a very quiet bay within the Spegazzini channel, where it silences the engines and enables one to share an interesting walk coordinated by the team of guides. Once back on the boat, start navigating back to the private port La Soledad. On board the cruise Leal it is offer personalized attention and an excellent service for discerning travelers. ...read less

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Calafate – Buenos Aires

Private transfer to the airport to take the flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel.

Private transfer to the airport to take the flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel.

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Tour of Buenos Aires

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Private tour of Buenos Aires, an impressive city that combines the atmosphere of an old European town with the features of a Latin American capital. On this tour, guests will come to appreciate its characteristics, its history, its architecture, its culture and its best stories. Visit the center of the city, San Telmo, La Boca, Puerto Madero and Palermo, with stops in Plaza de Mayo, Caminito and La Recoleta.

Tonight, enjoy an evening of Tango! Then 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 our 3 and 4-star option with shared transfers, and the Rojo Tango or Gala Tango for our 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 and 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 any specific preference.
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International Flight Home via Buenos Aires

Morning of leisure to enjoy Buenos Aires. Evening, private transfer to the airport or choose from other extensions in Argentina (Iguazu, Salta) or in Brazil.

Morning of leisure to enjoy Buenos Aires. Evening, private transfer to the airport or choose from other extensions in Argentina (Iguazu, Salta) or in Brazil.

Santiago, Chile

Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

El Calafate, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Places You'll See

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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.

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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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    Calafate

    Named after the flowering bush common to the area, El Calafate provides a serene place to stay, away from the rush of the city. Listen to the sounds of cracking ice from the nearby glacier viewing platforms. Enjoy the numerous camping sites during the summer, and catch glimpses of the local wildlife. At night, enjoy the unpolluted, starlit sky.

  • 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.

Hotel Options

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Featured Accommodation

Patagonia Camp

Along the Shore of Toro Lake in a region of extraordinary beauty, Patagonia Camp is the first luxury camp in South America with a chic collection of glamorous Yurts. The camp’s 18 impeccable and spacious Yurts are comfortable and stylishly furnished, equipped with central heating, ensuite bathrooms and even views of the stars through a central window in the roof. Activities include kayaking, fishing, scenic tours, hiking and trekking in the Torres del Paine National Park. The restaurant offers a variety of typical Patagonian food with a gourmet touch.

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5 Star Properties

Santiago : Hotel Magnolia

Calafate : Imago Hotel

Buenos Aires : The Brick Hotel Buenos Aires – MGallery by Sofitel

Testimonials

Kyle

Traveled November, 2015

Patagonia simply is one of the most beautiful and amazing places I have ever seen

The trip was awesome. Patagonia simply is one of the most beautiful and amazing places I have ever seen. We kept saying how lucky we were to experience the view and to have such awesome weather. While the travel down and back was long, in the end it was worth it. All of the local guides were great.

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Andy

Traveled March, 2011

I had been promising myself this trip to Patagonia for some years and am happy to report that it has exceeded all my expectations.

I had a truly fantastic time in Chile and Argentina. The trip went like a dream with absolutely no hitches. I had been promising myself this trip to Patagonia for some years and am happy to report that it has exceeded all my expectations. Thanks for putting together a great itinerary for me and taking the hard work out of planning my vacation.I will be in touch to seek your help planning my next trip to south-america whenever that may be.

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Steve M.

Traveled February, 2015

I recommend Yampu highly for S. American travel

In 2015, Yampu organized a 19-day individual itinerary tour for me to Peru (Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Lima), Chile (Santiago, Valparaiso/Casablanca, and southern Patagonia) plus a short stop in Buenos Aires. This tour included three nights at the all-inclusive Hotel de los Torres in Torres del Paine National Park, and a 4-day, 3-night cruise on the MV Stella Australis through the Tierra del Fuego archipelago from Punta Arenas to Cape Horn and on to Ushuaia. At every stop Yampu arranged airport transfers, superb guides, safe and cordial drivers, comfortable and beautiful hotels, and fascinating programs. The trip ran like clockwork, was educational and immense fun, a true mix of adventures and wondrous scenery and cultures. Yampu’s sales staff was knowledgeable and highly responsive to my requests as we constructed the tour plan, and worked well within my budget constraints to create this wonderful and most memorable travel experience. I recommend Yampu highly for S. American travel.

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