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15 Day Argentina & Patagonia

  • Journey into the heart of incredible Patagonia
  • Visit Buenos Aires, Santiago, Bariloche & More
Includes Return International Flights

Surrender to the passionate rhythm of Buenos Aires, be captivated by the snow-capped peaks of the Andes Mountains, journey through Argentina’s awe-inspiring Patagonia region, and then say hello to the vibrant city of Santiago - Chile’s rapidly evolving capital. This 15 day package has it all!

Discover the wonders of Argentina and Chile on this incredible 15 day bucket list tour. Enjoy guided tours of Buenos Aires and Tigre, before flying to Bariloche, a city at the foothills of the Andes Mountains. The Andean Lakes crossing to Puerto Varas is a journey unlike any other, and a magnificent way to travel through the Patagonia region. See German architecture in the Frutillar Village before flying to the beautiful city of Santiago, Chile's capital and largest city. This awe-inspiring package includes return international flights, two additional flights within South America, 11 nights hotel accommodation, daily breakfast, English-speaking guides and more.

Have a little more time? See the Great Glaciers of Los Glaciares National Park and more on the 19 day package with pre-tour extension.

ITINERARY

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Itinerary - 1

Today depart from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, *Adelaide or *Perth for Buenos Aires, Argentina. Fly with Latam Airlines or Qantas Airways to name a few (subject to availability). Upon arrival into Buenos Aires, be welcomed and transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Dazzler Tower Maipu or similar, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Meals included: In-Flight

Today discover the magic of Buenos Aires! After breakfast enjoy a three hour city bus tour where you will discover the beautiful parks and gardens of the Recoleta and Palermo neighbourhoods, the Colon Theatre, Mayo Square, The Cathedral, traditional Mayo Avenue, Congress Square and many other buildings and palaces (entrances not included). The tour continues with a visit to San Telmo, the residence of the aristocracy until the end of the 19th century. After which you will have the opportunity to explore Caminito Street in La Boca. The tour bus will drop you in Central Buenos Aires where you can enjoy an afternoon exploring this vibrant city at leisure, or be transferred back to the hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day/night at leisure or take the opportunity to join an optional evening tour.

Optional Activity: Tango Show with Dinner - $125 per person

Around 8:00pm this evening you will be collected from the hotel and transferred to a “Tanguería” (Tango House) in the San Telmo neighbourhood, the birthplace of tango and one of the oldest barrios (neighbourhoods) of Buenos Aires. Arrive at a Conventillo, a historic tenement restored and now a restaurant/theatre, where La Ventana takes place. Kick off the night with a delicious three-course dinner and enjoy a live tango and folk bands, a gaucho demonstration and a moving tribute to Eva Perón. After the show, you will be transferred back to the hotel around midnight.

Overnight: Dazzler Tower Maipu or similar, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Meals included: Breakfast

Today enjoy a half day tour to Tigre. Tigre is an Argentinean town just north of Buenos Aires. It’s a gateway to the rivers and wetlands of the vast Paraná Delta. The town’s old fruit harbour, the Puerto de Frutos, is now a busy craft market. The Paraná Delta, has a 300km network of waterways that stretch from central Argentina to the gaping mouth of the River Plate. It's a vast stretch of lush green land chopped into hundreds of islands by veins of water running in all directions. During the tour you will have the chance to board a catamaran where you'll enjoy a 40 minute tour of the Delta. You can witness the lifestyle of the local people and how they interact with services operating on the rivers including boats, rafts and water taxis. You will also see houses built on stilts and the house-museum of President Sarmiento. After the tour you will return to Buenos Aires.

Overnight: Dazzler Tower Maipu or similar, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy free time in Buenos Aires today, or take the opportunity to join an optional tour.

Optional Activity: Full Day at Santa Susana Ranch - $240 per person

Journey to the countryside at Santa Susana Estancia (ranch) and enjoy activities related to local customs. You can ride horses, be part of a show of traditional folklore and enjoy a demonstration of the fantastic riding skills of the famous Argentine Gauchos (Argentinian cowboys). After the tour of the ranch, Santa Susana Estancia offers a delicious typical barbecue with drinks.

Overnight: Dazzler Tower Maipu or similar, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your domestic flight to San Carlos de Bariloche (commonly called Bariloche), a well known town in Argentina’s Patagonia region, situated in the foothills of the Andes Mountains. Upon arrival you will be transferred to the hotel.

Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure in this city surrounded by thousand-year-old forests, mountains covered in snow and crystal clear lakes. It's quintessentially Patagonian. Bariloche is known for its Swiss alpine-style architecture and its chocolate - sold in shops lining Calle Mitre, the main street. It's also a popular base for hiking and skiing in the nearby mountains and exploring the surrounding Lake District.

Overnight: Design Suites Hotel or similar, Bariloche, Argentina
Meals included: Breakfast

Today enjoy a free day at leisure in this beautiful town, or take the opportunity to join one of two optional tours - Horseback Riding Tour with Lunch or a Half Day Tour to Cerro Catedral.

Overnight: Design Suites Hotel or similar, Bariloche, Argentina
Meals included: Breakfast

Today enjoy another day at leisure to either explore or relax or join an optional tour.

Optional Activity: Full Day to San Martin de los Andes - $200 per person

Journey to San Martin de los Andes, the gateway to the forested Lanín National Park, home to the Lanín Volcano and diverse wildlife including guanacos and pumas. The town lies on the banks of Lake Lácar, one of the park’s many glacial lakes, with a boat pier and a sandy beach.

Overnight: Design Suites Hotel or similar, Bariloche, Argentina
Meals included: Breakfast

Today enjoy a full day lake crossing journey through Patagonia to Puerto Varas, Chile. The Andean Lakes Crossing is the most scenic way to travel from Argentina to Chile. This spectacular crossing of the Andes takes you through stunning lakes and mountain passes. The crossing includes three bus rides and three lakes: Nahuel Huapi Lake, Frias Lake and Todos los Santos Lake. You will cross the Andes Mountains at 976m above sea level sailing on lakes by catamaran and boats. Among the main highlights, see Puerto Bañuelo and marvel at the beautiful Swiss-style architecture that characterises all buildings in the area, with beautiful gardens and flowers. Sail to Puerto Blest where you can appreciate the stunning landscape and the green forests that surround you as you learn more about the history of this beautiful place. Sail through Lago Frias and Puerto Frias where you will have a beautiful view of Tronador Mountain, 3491m high. Then, see Peulla, Chile an ecological village and a paradise for nature lovers.

Once in Chile navigating Todos los Santos Lake, you will keep on enjoying the amazing scenery. Finally, you will arrive at Puerto Varas, which sits on the southwest banks of the expansive Lake Llanquihue, which offers views of snow-capped Osorno Volcano and Calbuco Volcano, both still active. Traditional German-style architecture characterises the town.

Overnight: Hotel Cabaña del Lago or similar, Puerto Varas, Chile
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast enjoy a half day excursion to Frutillar. This tour offers the chance to experience the way of life, culture and history of German settlers, through its architecture, typical pastry and gastronomy, a place that mixes the peaceful country life with colourful gardens, houses and tearooms. See the Lake Theatre (entrance not included), one of the largest and most modern in South America, which is also one of the city’s emblematic places where concerts, plays, ballet and films are held throughout the year. During the tour you will visit the German Colonial Museum (entrance included). After the tour you will return back to Puerto Varas.

Overnight: Hotel Cabaña del Lago or similar, Puerto Varas, Chile
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning transfer to Puerto Montt Airport for your domestic flight to the Chilean capital city Santiago de Chile. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to the hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Principado Express Hotel or similar, Santiago de Chile, Chile
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast enjoy a half day panoramic tour of Santiago. See the Government Palace "La Moneda” (entrance not included), the historic centre of the Plaza de Armas, the Santa Lucia Hill, the Cathedral, the Central Post Office, the Municipality and the bohemian Bellavista neighbourhood, among others. During the tour you will enjoy a panoramic view of the Barrio Bellavista, recognised for its strong bohemian style; the Central Market, a nineteenth century building with more than 214 shops where you can try delicious traditional dishes; the Mapocho Station, a cultural centre reconverted in the 90s, which today is a space for cultural diffusion of the country; and the Museum of Fine Arts, one of the main centres of dissemination of visual arts in Chile, founded in 1880, being the first of Latin America. Finally, you will take a scenic drive through modern Santiago to reach the Faba store, which specialises in making Lapis Lazuli jewellery.

Overnight: Principado Express Hotel or similar, Santiago de Chile, Chile
Meals included: Breakfast

Today enjoy the day free at leisure to perhaps do some last minute shopping, explore this marvellous city or join an optional tour. Late this evening you will be transferred to the airport for your early morning flight tomorrow. Please note: a late check out has been organised with the hotel so the room will be at your disposal until the transfer to the airport.

Optional Activity: Half Day Guided Tour of Viña del Mar and Valparaiso - $135 per person

In the city of Viña del Mar, known as "The Garden City", you will visit the Quinta Vergara, Carrasco Palace and the flower clock, which are the highlights of the city. Next you will travel to the city of Valparaiso, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is characterised by the presence of multi-coloured houses in the hills, parks, and for having many national monuments. One of its attractions is the Sotomayor Square, an important civic square, located along one of the main ports of Chile. Here you will sail across the harbour bay, from there you will witness the most stunning view of Valparaiso.


Meals included: Breakfast

Depart very early this morning (approx. 12.30am) for your return flight back to Australia.


Meals included: In-Flight

*Please note, some flights may arrive in Australia +1 day later.

Itinerary - 2

Today depart from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, *Adelaide or *Perth for Buenos Aires, Argentina. Fly with Latam Airlines or Qantas Airways to name a few (subject to availability). Upon arrival into Buenos Aires, be welcomed and transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Dazzler Tower Maipu or similar, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Meals included: In-Flight

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your domestic flight to El Calafate. Upon arrival be met and transferred to the hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure in this town in Southern Patagonia, mainly known as the gateway to Los Glaciers National Park, home to the massive Perito Moreno Glacier.

Overnight: Design Suites Calafate or similar, El Calafate, Argentina
Meals included: Breakfast

Today you will enjoy a full day Perito Moreno Glacier and boat tour, which is perfect for those nature lovers who want to explore lakes, rivers, mountains and trails to discover one of its greatest wonders. What makes this tour really special is the boat tour, which allows you to get closer to the Perito Moreno Glacier area, providing a unique experience, because of the views and landscapes, which are impossible to see any other way. Head towards Los Glaciers National Park (national park fees not included), driving along the scenic Route 11, which runs alongside Argentino Lake on the way to Brazo Rico.

Once at the park, you will head to Curva de los Suspiros, where you will take your first look at the Perito Moreno Glacier, which is certainly an amazing sight. Later you will make another stop at Muelle bajo las Sombras, where you will board a boat which will get you closer to the southern wall of the glacier. Once on the boat, you will approach the stunning Perito Moreno ice walls, getting close enough to contemplate its immensity and to also observe the ice landslides that continually take place. As you get to the front wall, the boat will stop for a few minutes to get a better look at the landscape, giving you a very good opportunity to take interesting photographs and film the scene.

Next you will head to the front catwalks of the glacier, where you will see it from several balconies located at different heights, allowing you to appreciate it from different angles, each more beautiful than the last one. Finally, you will enjoy some free time to spot the different detachments that continually take place, and those who want to, can enjoy lunch (not included) at any of the restaurants near the runways. In the afternoon you will return to El Calafate and relax for the remainder of the day.

Overnight: Design Suites Calafate or similar, El Calafate, Argentina
Meals included: Breakfast

Today you will visit El Chalten where you can enjoy some hiking in the national capital of trekking, thanks to the numerous trails that run through the Los Glaciares National Park (national park fees not included), where you can observe the Andes mountain range and lakes that have been formed by melting snow. Drive along Route 40 which borders Argentino Lake, and crosses the Santa Cruz River. Then you will continue to Rio La Leona, where you will enjoy the drive along its canyon to the old hotel Paso La Leona (almost a museum of Route 40), where you can enjoy coffee with homemade cakes (not included). Upon arrival at El Chalten witness the viewpoint of Viedma Glacier from where you can appreciate a beautiful view of glaciers, Cordillera, Cerro Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre. Here a Park Ranger will also welcome you to the area. Your trekking guide will then advise you about the various hiking options that are available with information about the degree of difficulty and they will also give you a map of the trails. A packed lunch is provided today so you can enjoy it at your leisure along the trails.

Or if hiking is not your kind of adventure you can choose to join an optional full day tour (one of the best-selling tours in El Calafate), sailing in the Rios of Hielo – ‘Ice Rivers’ (not included). Please note: lunch is not included on the optional tour.

Overnight: Design Suites Calafate or similar, El Calafate, Argentina
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your domestic flight back to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival you will be transferred to the hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Dazzler Tower Maipu or similar, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Meals included: Breakfast

Today discover the magic of Buenos Aires! After breakfast enjoy a three hour city bus tour where you will discover the beautiful parks and gardens of the Recoleta and Palermo neighbourhoods, the Colon Theatre, Mayo Square, The Cathedral, traditional Mayo Avenue, Congress Square and many other buildings and palaces (entrances not included). The tour continues with a visit to San Telmo, the residence of the aristocracy until the end of the 19th century. After which you will have the opportunity to explore Caminito Street in La Boca. The tour bus will drop you in Central Buenos Aires where you can enjoy an afternoon exploring this vibrant city at leisure, or be transferred back to the hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day/night at leisure or take the opportunity to join an optional evening tour.

Optional Activity: Tango Show with Dinner - $125 per person
 
Around 8:00pm this evening you will be collected from the hotel and transferred to a “Tanguería” (Tango House) in the San Telmo neighbourhood, the birthplace of tango and one of the oldest barrios (neighbourhoods) of Buenos Aires. Arrive at a Conventillo, a historic tenement restored and now a restaurant/theatre, where La Ventana takes place. Kick off the night with a delicious three-course dinner and enjoy a live tango and folk bands, a gaucho demonstration and a moving tribute to Eva Perón. After the show, you will be transferred back to the hotel around midnight.

Overnight: Dazzler Tower Maipu or similar, Buenos Aires, Argentina 
Meals included: Breakfast

Today enjoy a half day tour to Tigre. Tigre is an Argentinean town just north of Buenos Aires. It’s a gateway to the rivers and wetlands of the vast Paraná Delta. The town’s old fruit harbour, the Puerto de Frutos, is now a busy craft market. The Paraná Delta, has a 300km network of waterways that stretch from central Argentina to the gaping mouth of the River Plate. It's a vast stretch of lush green land chopped into hundreds of islands by veins of water running in all directions. During the tour you will have the chance to board a catamaran where you'll enjoy a 40 minute tour of the Delta. You can witness the lifestyle of the local people and how they interact with services operating on the rivers including boats, rafts and water taxis. You will also see houses built on stilts and the house-museum of President Sarmiento. After the tour you will return to Buenos Aires.

Overnight: Dazzler Tower Maipu or similar, Buenos Aires, Argentina 
Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy free time in Buenos Aires today, or take the opportunity to join an optional tour.

Optional Activity: Full Day at Santa Susana Ranch - $240 per person

Journey to the countryside at Santa Susana Estancia (ranch) and enjoy activities related to local customs. You can ride horses, be part of a show of traditional folklore and enjoy a demonstration of the fantastic riding skills of the famous Argentine Gauchos (Argentinian cowboys). After the tour of the ranch, Santa Susana Estancia offers a delicious typical barbecue with drinks.

Overnight: Dazzler Tower Maipu or similar, Buenos Aires, Argentina 
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your domestic flight to San Carlos de Bariloche (commonly called Bariloche), a well known town in Argentina’s Patagonia region, situated in the foothills of the Andes Mountains. Upon arrival you will be transferred to the hotel.


Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure in this city surrounded by thousand-year-old forests, mountains covered in snow and crystal clear lakes. It's quintessentially Patagonian. Bariloche is known for its Swiss alpine-style architecture and its chocolate - sold in shops lining Calle Mitre, the main street. It's also a popular base for hiking and skiing in the nearby mountains and exploring the surrounding Lake District.

Overnight: Design Suites Hotel or similar, Bariloche, Argentina
Meals included: Breakfast

Today enjoy a free day at leisure in this beautiful town, or take the opportunity to join one of two optional tours - Horseback Riding Tour with Lunch or a Half Day Tour to Cerro Catedral.

Overnight: Design Suites Hotel or similar, Bariloche, Argentina 
Meals included: Breakfast

Today enjoy another day at leisure to either explore or relax or join an optional tour.

Optional Activity: Full Day to San Martin de los Andes - $200 per person

Journey to San Martin de los Andes, the gateway to the forested Lanín National Park, home to the Lanín Volcano and diverse wildlife including guanacos and pumas. The town lies on the banks of Lake Lácar, one of the park’s many glacial lakes, with a boat pier and a sandy beach.

Overnight: Design Suites Hotel or similar, Bariloche, Argentina 
Meals included: Breakfast

Today enjoy a full day lake crossing journey through Patagonia to Puerto Varas, Chile. The Andean Lakes Crossing is the most scenic way to travel from Argentina to Chile. This spectacular crossing of the Andes takes you through stunning lakes and mountain passes. The crossing includes three bus rides and three lakes: Nahuel Huapi Lake, Frias Lake and Todos los Santos Lake. You will cross the Andes Mountains at 976m above sea level sailing on lakes by catamaran and boats.

Among the main highlights, see Puerto Bañuelo and marvel at the beautiful Swiss-style architecture that characterises all buildings in the area, with beautiful gardens and flowers. Sail to Puerto Blest where you can appreciate the stunning landscape and the green forests that surround you as you learn more about the history of this beautiful place. Sail through Lago Frias and Puerto Frias where you will have a beautiful view of Tronador Mountain, 3491m high. Then, see Peulla, Chile an ecological village and a paradise for nature lovers.


Once in Chile navigating Todos los Santos Lake, you will keep on enjoying the amazing scenery. Finally, you will arrive at Puerto Varas, which sits on the southwest banks of the expansive Lake Llanquihue, which offers views of snow-capped Osorno Volcano and Calbuco Volcano, both still active. Traditional German-style architecture characterises the town.

Overnight: Hotel Cabaña del Lago or similar, Puerto Varas, Chile
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast enjoy a half day excursion to Frutillar. This tour offers the chance to experience the way of life, culture and history of German settlers, through its architecture, typical pastry and gastronomy, a place that mixes the peaceful country life with colourful gardens, houses and tearooms. See the Lake Theatre (entrance not included), one of the largest and most modern in South America, which is also one of the city’s emblematic places where concerts, plays, ballet and films are held throughout the year. During the tour you will visit the German Colonial Museum (entrance included). After the tour you will return back to Puerto Varas.

Overnight: Hotel Cabaña del Lago or similar, Puerto Varas, Chile 
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning transfer to Puerto Montt Airport for your domestic flight to the Chilean capital city Santiago de Chile. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to the hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Principado Express Hotel or similar, Santiago de Chile, Chile 
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast enjoy a half day panoramic tour of Santiago. See the Government Palace "La Moneda” (entrance not included), the historic centre of the Plaza de Armas, the Santa Lucia Hill, the Cathedral, the Central Post Office, the Municipality and the bohemian Bellavista neighbourhood, among others. During the tour you will enjoy a panoramic view of the Barrio Bellavista, recognised for its strong bohemian style; the Central Market, a nineteenth century building with more than 214 shops where you can try delicious traditional dishes; the Mapocho Station, a cultural centre reconverted in the 90s, which today is a space for cultural diffusion of the country; and the Museum of Fine Arts, one of the main centres of dissemination of visual arts in Chile, founded in 1880, being the first of Latin America. Finally, you will take a scenic drive through modern Santiago to reach the Faba store, which specialises in making Lapis Lazuli jewellery.

Overnight: Principado Express Hotel or similar, Santiago de Chile, Chile 
Meals included: Breakfast

Today enjoy the day free at leisure to perhaps do some last minute shopping, explore this marvellous city or join an optional tour. Late this evening you will be transferred to the airport for your early morning flight tomorrow. Please note: a late check out has been organised with the hotel so the room will be at your disposal until the transfer to the airport.

Optional Activity: Half Day Guided Tour of Viña del Mar and Valparaiso - $135 per person

In the city of Viña del Mar, known as "The Garden City", you will visit the Quinta Vergara, Carrasco Palace and the flower clock, which are the highlights of the city. Next you will travel to the city of Valparaiso, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is characterised by the presence of multi-coloured houses in the hills, parks, and for having many national monuments. One of its attractions is the Sotomayor Square, an important civic square, located along one of the main ports of Chile. Here you will sail across the harbour bay, from there you will witness the most stunning view of Valparaiso.


Meals included: Breakfast

Depart very early this morning (approx. 12.30am) for your return flight back to Australia.


Meals included: In-Flight

Please note: some flights may arrive in Australia +1 day later.

Tour Inclusions

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  • Experience the wonders of Argentina & Chile
  • Be captivated by the beauty of Patagonia
  • Visit Buenos Aires, Tigre, Bariloche, Puerto Varas, Santiago and more
  • Explore Buenos Aires on a locally guided tour
  • Enjoy a half day tour of Tigre, gateway to the vast Paraná Delta
  • Witness local life on a catamaran tour of the Paraná Delta
  • Explore cosmopolitan Buenos Aires on a day free at leisure
  • Enjoy 2 days free at leisure in Bariloche in Argentina’s stunning Patagonia region
  • Experience the incredible Patagonia lake crossing journey from Argentina to Chile
  • Travel through the lush vegetation of the Andes, in Patagonia
  • Discover Puerto Varas which offers views of snow-capped Osorno and Calbuco Volcanoes
  • Explore Frutillar on the shores of emerald Lake Llanquihue
  • Learn about the history of the early German settlers at the German Colonial Museum
  • See the highlights of Santiago de Chile on a guided tour
  • Enjoy a day free at leisure in historic Santiago
  • Return international flights (economy class) from SYD/MEL/BNE/*ADL/*PER
  • 2 x internal flights: Buenos Aires to San Carlos de Bariloche & Puerto Montt to Santiago
  • 11 nights quality hotel accommodation
  • Enjoy daily breakfast
  • English speaking tour leader and local guides
  • Airline taxes and surcharges
  • Transportation by A/C private vehicles
  • All airport transfers
All of the Standard Package inclusions, plus the following:
  • 4 nights quality hotel accommodation
  • Enjoy 5 additional meals
  • See El Calafate, the gateway to Los Glaciares National Park
  • Drive along scenic Route 11, which runs alongside Argentino Lake
  • Explore the massive Perito Moreno Glacier on a full day guided boat tour
  • Visit the mountain village of El Chalten, the National Capital of Trekking
  • Discover the most wonderful scenery in El Chaltén
  • Return domestic flights: Buenos Aires - El Calafate
  • Return airport transfers

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 hours of purchase.
 

Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
 
On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information. 
 
Please note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant (unless otherwise stated).


Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 25th October 2019.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person/people based on twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement applies:
- 15 Day Package: $1050
- 19 Day Package: $1450
 
Departure Dates (2019)
March: 25
March: 17 (SOLD OUT)
September: 9
October: 25
 
Please note: if departing on the 19 Day Package your departure date will be 4 days prior.
 
Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, *Adelaide or *Perth
 
Interstate Surcharges
*Adelaide or *Perth: $300 per person



Full Service Airline(s) Used


Latam Airlines, Qantas Airways, Air New Zealand plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability).

 

Arrive early in Buenos Aires, Argentina
$200 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
 
Stay behind in Santiago, Chile
$200 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
 
Stopover Packages
Not available.
 
Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: Not available.
- Business Class (International sectors only): Buy now for $7499 per person.
Please note: 
- All Premium Economy and Business Class upgrades are subject to availability (if we are not able to fulfill your business class request the upgrade cost will be refunded).
- On any upgrade purchase, short haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed in a Premium or Business cabin; subject to aircraft configuration.



Accommodation Used


15 Day Package

3-4 Star (self-rated)

- Buenos Aires, Argentina: Dazzler Tower Maipu

- San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina: Design Suites Hotel

- Puerto Varas, Chile: Hotel Cabana del Lago

- Santiago de Chile, Chile: Principado Express Hotel

 

19 Day Package

- El Calafate, Argentina: Design Suite Calafate

Please note: rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.

 

Extra Nights
- Buenos Aires, Argentina (Pre Tour): $155 per room including breakfast.
- Santiago, Chile (Post Tour): $190 per room including breakfast.
Please note: extra nights are subject to availability until the time of booking. Airport transfers are not included if you wish to arrive early or stay behind.
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 people.
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children/infants 12 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
 
Triple Share
Not available.
 
Bedding Configuration
Double or twin bedding (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Not available.


Minimum group size 10, maximum group size 50 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
15 Day Package
Day 2: Tango Show with Dinner - $125
Day 4: Full Day at Santa Susana Ranch - $240
Day 7: Full Day to San Martin de los Andes - $200
Day 12: Half Day Guided Tour of Viña del Mar and Valparaiso - $135
Please note:
- prices are based on per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions.
- The optional tours listed above must be purchased on checkout or over the phone prior to submitting your passenger information form (subject to availability) 
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
15 Day Package
Day 6: Horseback Riding Tour with Lunch - $106 USD (approx. $146 AUD)
Day 6: Half Day Tour to Cerro Catedral - $44 USD (approx. $60 AUD)
 
19 Day Package
Day 4: Sailing through Rios of Hielo (Ice Rivers): $45 USD (approx. 62 AUD)
Please Note:
- prices are based on per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions, and are payable direct to the tour operator in the currency specified.
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.


- Visa fees and requirements (A ‘Reciprocity Fee’ for Chile is a strict requirement if travelling to Chile however a visa is not required if travelling to Argentina on an Australian passport).
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary.
- Recommended gratuities/tipping: $5 USD (approx. $6.50 AUD) per person per day.
- Argentinean port tax: 58 Argentinean pesos (approx. $3 AUD).
- Chilean local border tax: 4000 Chilean Pesos (approx. $8 AUD) must be paid in Chilean Pesos cash at the border.
- Glaciers National Park entry fee: 600 Argentinian Pesos (approx. $30 AUD) payable upon entry in cash.
- Optional activities/tours.
- Personal expenses.
- Travel insurance (Mandatory).
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.



TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide: 
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group. 
 
Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined. 
 
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 
 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points
At TripADeal we do not arrange seat selection. It is important to highlight that some Airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the Airline directly with seating allocation requirements and or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the Airline once you have your flight information.
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
Daily breakfast is included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of the luggage from the coach.
 
OTHER
Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: a standard level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The recommended tip for the tour leader and driver is $5 USD (approx. 6.50 AUD) per person per day, which will be collected whilst on tour. 
 
Climate & Average Temperatures:
Argentina:
The weather in Buenos Aires is ideal in fall (March-May) and spring (September-November). Temperatures range from 16°C to 25°C.
 
Patagonia:
September, October, and November (Spring) welcome colourful blooms, while March, April, and May (Autumn) usher in autumnal hues. Both seasons experience mild temperatures and fewer crowds, making them an ideal time to explore this destination.
 
El Calafate
The climate in El Calafate is primarily dry. The city's extremes of cold and heat are moderated by the influence of Lago Argentino. In summer the weather is dry, sunny, cool and windy; the average temperature is around 20ºC, but it can reach a maximum of 30ºC and a minimum of 10ºC.
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary will be adjusted to ensure you do not miss out on the experience. 
 
Shopping:
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved.  If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all of your receipts. 
Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader.
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions in regards to shopping for further information.



Argentina


A tourist visa for Argentina is no longer required if travelling on an Australian Passport. Passengers must hold a passport valid at least six months on entry with one blank visa page. More information can be found at https:// visasdirect.com.au/requirements

 

Chile
A tourist ‘Reciprocity Fee’ for Chile is a strict requirement if travelling on an Australian Passport. All information regarding this Visa will be in your travel documentation that is sent out approximately 6 weeks prior to departure.
 
Australian tourists entering Chile through Santiago International Airport are required to pay a ‘reciprocity fee’ of $117 USD (subject to change) by credit card, eftpos or in US dollars on arrival. For current up to date information visit the Embassy of Chile website http://chile.gob.cl/australia/es/
 
Please note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. It is also important to note, some areas of employment such a journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may in turn affect the type of application required.


We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.



Voluntary Changes


This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.

 

·       1st Change - $100.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·       2nd Change - $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·       Subsequent changes - $250.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·       Changes within 30 days of departure $350.00 person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·       Changes within 14 days of departure $500.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

 

Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
·       If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.
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