Overview

Fall in love with Patagonia amid its massive peaks, welcoming people, and incredible foods. Take in the colours of Buenos Aires and get some new moves during a local tango lesson. Then head into nature to explore Torres del Paine National Park and the humbling Perito Moreno Glacier. Reaching the end of the world at Ushuaia is just the tip of the iceberg of this incredible adventure.

Travel Style: National Geographic Journeys By Nautica

From: $4799

14 days - Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires
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Highlights from Discover Patagonia

Cruce de los lagos cruise

Chile’s Lake District has few rivals when it comes to sheer scenic grandeur. Cross the placid Lago Todos Los Santos aboard a catamaran and marvel at vast mountainscapes and stunning views that’ll have your shutter finger working overtime.

Glacier Talk

In the scenic town of El Calafate, take in a lecture by a local glacier expert and learn all about the Perito Moreno Glacier and the Southern Patagonian Ice Field that feeds it.

Local Tango Lesson

Take part in a tango lesson taught by dancers at a venue popular with locals. Once you’ve practiced your new steps, it’s time for a milonga, a local tradition where students and teachers drop by to practice their moves. Sit back and enjoy, or join in if you’re feeling brave.

Itinerary

Day 1 Buenos Aires

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Day 2 Buenos Aires/San Carlos de Bariloche

Catch a flight to northern Patagonia. Enjoy the highlights of the scenic San Carlos de Bariloche on a circuito chico tour with stops at local artisanal producers who specialize in chocolate, beer, and jams.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3 San Carlos de Bariloche

Free time to explore this stunning region. Opt to take a bike tour, hike, or explore the town.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Carte Blanche

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4 San Carlos de Bariloche/Puerto Varas

Travel by bus and ferry to Puerto Varas, which is located in the stunning Chilean Lake District. Enjoy the sights from the “Cruce de los Lagos”, considered one of the most scenic ferry cruises in the world.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5 Puerto Varas

Enjoy free time to explore on your own. Opt to take an excursion to Chiloé Island.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6 Puerto Varas/Torres del Paine National Park

Catch a flight to Punta Arenas then transfer to stunning Torres del Paine National Park.

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 7 Torres del Paine National Park

Enjoy a day of exploring Torres del Paine National Park with an expert guide. Marvel at pristine turquoise lakes, glaciers, and waterfalls at one of the most scenic parks in Patagonia.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 8 Torres del Paine National Park/El Calafate

Enjoy a scenic drive to El Calafate.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9 El Calafate

This morning, enjoy a lecture by a local glacier expert. After, take an excursion into Glacier National Park to view the stunning Perito Moreno Glacier. There’s an option to get closer with a boat ride up to the front of the glacier.

Exclusive Inclusions:

National Geographic Journeys Exclusives Glacier Talk

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10 El Calafate/Ushuaia

Fly to the port city of Ushuaia at the end of the earth.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 11 Ushuaia

Navigate the Beagle Channel on a catamaran and admire the Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse, Seal Island, and Bird Island. Later, get up close and personal with the penguins on Martillo Island as you explore the rookery with a naturalist guide.

Exclusive Inclusions:

National Geographic Journeys Exclusives Penguin Rookery & Beagle Channel Excursion

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 12 Ushuaia/Buenos Aires

Fly back to Buenos Aires and take some time to explore on your own. Spend the evening as a local Porteño, enjoying a night out with typical dinner in a local cafe then onto a popular dance venue where we enjoy a lesson from local dancers. Once we’ve practiced our new steps, its time for Milonga, a neighbourhood tradition where students and teachers of the venue show up to practice their moves. Sit back and enjoy or if you are brave, join in.

Exclusive Inclusions:

National Geographic Journeys Exclusives Local Tango Lesson

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 13 Buenos Aires

Enjoy a city tour of the “Paris of the Americas”, visiting key sights and neighbourhoods including Plaza de Mayo where Eva Peron’s famed balcony presides over the square, La Boca, and the famed Recoleta Cemetery.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 14 Buenos Aires

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast

Discove Patagoina Itinerary Map
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What`s Included

  • National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Local Tango Lesson, Buenos Aires
  • National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Penguin Rookery & Beagle Channel Excursion, Ushuaia
  • National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Glacier Talk, El Calafate
  • Arrival transfer
  • Bariloche Circuito Chico tour
  • Scenic lake crossing aboard the “Cruce de Lagos”
  • Excursion into Torres del Paine National Park
  • Guided tour to the Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Buenos Aires city tour
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotels (13 nts).

Meals

13 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
Allow USD545-710 for meals not included.

Transportation

Bus/van, plane, boat, ferry, hiking, walking.

Staff & experts

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

Departures

DateAvailabilityPrice

Oct 2017

Sun, 22 Oct – Sat, 04 Nov1 Available$4799
Sun, 29 Oct – Sat, 11 Nov1 Available$4799

Nov 2017

Sun, 26 Nov – Sat, 09 Dec2 Available$4999

Dec 2017

Sun, 03 Dec – Sat, 16 Dec 7+ Available$5199
Sun, 10 Dec – Sat, 23 Dec7+ Available$5199
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