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Si! Patagonia (16 days)

Ladatco Tours

Buenos Aires, Argentina To Santiago, Chile

Valid for Departures Now Through: 31 Aug 2018


Day 1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires Breakfast, Dinner

Morning arrival in Buenos Aires. Meet and transfer to the Four Seasons Buenos Aires for 2 night stay with buffet breakfast daily. Your room is paid for immediate check-in. Day at leisure to explore at your own pace. This evening you'll enjoy the Rojo Tango Experience, a cabaret designed by Phillippe Starck, with the city's best tango show accompanied by dinner. It's small, sexy, sensual and delightful.

Day 2
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires Breakfast

Morning visit to the main points of interest in this sophisticated, European style city, often called "The Paris of South America", including historic San Telmo, colorful La Boca, Plaza de Mayo with Casa Rosada, Catheral and Cabildo, fashionable Recoleta among other places of interest. Afternoon at leisure to explore at your own pace.

Day 3
El Calafate, Argentina
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Eolo Breakfast, Dinner

Morning transfer to the airport for flight south to the edge of the Andes and El Calafate, gateway to Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, the second largest in Argentina, extending some 170 km along the Chilean frontier and covering some 759,000 hectares. It was declared a World Heritage region by UNESCO in 1987. Some 40% of the park is covered by giant ice fields, with 47 major glaciers of which 13 flow east descending into the park to feed the two big lakes, Lake Viedma in the north and Lago Argentino in the south. There are also about 190 smaller glaciers that are not connected to the ice fields. Meeting upon arrival and transfer to Eolo, a Relais & Chateau property majestically perched atop a Patagionian steppe crest offering sweeping vistas, for a three night stay with all meals. Afternoon at leisure to relax and enjoy the facilities.

Day 4
El Calafate, Argentina
Eolo Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today you will drive into the Parque Nacional Los Glaciares to the south arm of Lago Argentino facing Peninsula Magallanes to view Perito Moreno Glacier . Standing 240 feet above sea level, it is the only growing glacier in the world. Your guide will take you on a walking tour along the boardwalks in front of the massive glacier, and then on a motor launch that cruises along the face of the glacier, offering spectacular views of this huge mass of blue ice. Plenty of time to explore at your own pace before return transfer to your hotel.

Day 5
El Calafate, Argentina
Eolo Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Morning transfer to Puerto Punta Bandera, for two hour scenic cruise sailing amid icebergs until reaching the west front of the Upsala Glaciar, towards Avellaneda Peninsula. Cruise past several important points (such as Boca del Diablo or La Olla and Cristina Arm) in order to get to the Upsala Glacier. It’s here where you can enjoy the gorgeous glacier. The Upsala Glacier is between 5 km and 7 km wide with a "snout" some 60 meters high and a length of 60 km, South America's longest glacier. Then continue cruising up the Cristina arm of the lake to the remote and historic Estancia Cristina. Debark and short walk to the estancia for a visit to the Costumbrista Museum in the old shearing shed where you will learn about the pioneering family who built the original estancia. You will also enjoy an excursion by all-terrain vehicles, travelling 9.5 km through the mountainous roads in the area, ascending up to the continental ice shelter where a 30 minute walk will bring you to exquisite vistas of the front of Upsala Glacier, Lake Guillermo and the Andeas. Enjoy a box lunch and late afternoon return cruise to Puerto Bandera and transfer to your hotel.

Day 6
Ushuaia, Argentina
El Calafate, Argentina
Hotel Los Cauquenes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Morning transfer to the El Calafate airport for flight south to Ushuaia, southernmost city on earth. Transfer to the Hotel Los Cauquenes, overlooking the channel. Afternoon at leisure to explore at your own pace.

Day 7
Cruising Patagonia
Ushuaia, Argentina
M/V Stella Australis Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Morning excursion the Train at the End of the World, a historic and scenic journey. Then onto Lapataia Bay in Tierra del Fuego National park, with lunch and eventual late afternoon transfer to the port for 5PM embarkation on the M/V Stella Australis for a three night cruise from Ushuaia, through legendary Strait of Magellan to Punta Arenas, with all meals and daily activities as offered

Day 8
Cruising Patagonia
M/V Stella Australis Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Morning navigation through the Beagle Channel and Murray Channel to Cape Horn National Park for debarkation and visit. Cape Horn is an island with a natural sea wall of almost 425 meters in height. Its beaches and steep cliffs support a variety of birds, including kelp geese, steamer ducks and black-browned albatros. It marks the southernmost point of South America and extends into Drake Passage, the Antarctic strait connecting the South Atlantic and South Pacific oceans. Later in the day visit the historic Walaia Bay, one of the most important indigenous sites of the region.

Day 9
Cruising Patagonia
M/V Stella Australis Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Morning cruise to the Bay of the Gunter Plushow Glacier where you will disembark for a hike near the glacier. Then continue cruising through channels of O'Brian and Ballenero, Desolada Bay, Paso Aguirre and Breakneck Channels.

Day 10
Puerto Bories, Chile
Punta Arenas, Chile
Cruising Patagonia
Hotel Singular Patagonia Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Early morning visit to Magdalena Island with an enormous Magellan penguin colony with over 120,000 in different stages of breeding plus historic San Isidro Lighthouse. Return cruise to Punta Arenas. Meeting upon debarkation by staff from Hotel Singular Patagonia for three hour transfer north just a few minutes past Puerto Natales, to Puerto Bories and the Hotel Singular Patagonia. You'll enjoy a four-night stay with all meals, open bar, all activities and excursions included.

Day 11
Puerto Bories, Chile
Hotel Singular Patagonia Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

During your stay at Puerto Bories you are very close to Paine Towers National Park and you will have a variety of activities to choose from, exploring both inside and outside the park. The Singular Patagonia offers two private reserves of 15,350 hectares, dedicated to the conservation of natural species of flora and fauna at the disposal of their guests, to be visited and admired in exclusive private expeditions. Among the options are exclusive trips to the hotel's private reserves: Punta Jamón and Estancia La Cumbre at Sierra Baguales Ranch.

Day 12
Puerto Bories, Chile
Hotel Singular Patagonia Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today select from the excursions as offered by the hotel. In addition to having active excursions you can also explore the history of the pioneers and Patagonia.

Day 13
Puerto Bories, Chile
Hotel Singular Patagonia Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

One last day to explore the exquisite beauty of the Parque Nacional Torres del Paine and the surrounding area.

Day 14
Santiago, Chile
Punta Arenas, Chile
Puerto Bories, Chile
Singular Santiago Breakfast

At the appropriate time staff from Singular Patagonia will transfer you three hours to the Punta Arenas airport for your flight north along the Andes to Santiago, the capital of Chile. Meeting upon arrival and transfer to the Singular Santiago in trendy Lastarria for a two night stay.

Day 15
Santiago, Chile
Singular Santiago Breakfast

This morning visit the highlights of Santiago, fourth largest city in South America. Santiago is beautifully set among a backdrop of snow-capped Andes. See the diversity of monuments and public buildings such as the Government Palace “La Moneda”, among others surrounding this area. Stop at the Plaza de Armas with the Cathedral of Santiago, the Central Post Office and Historical Museum and drive along the Alameda past San Francisco Church and Santa Lucia Hill, where Santiago was founded In 1541. Also visit the “La Chascona” Museum, the house that Pablo Neruda built for his lover and then third wife, Matilde Urrutia. The house shows the unique world where the remarkable Nobel Prize of Literature recipient once lived. Afternoon at leisure to explore at your own pace.

Day 16
Depart Santiago for USA
Santiago, Chile
None Breakfast, Lunch

Depart Santiago and drive across the coastal ranges past Melipilla, a typical farming village to San Sebastian to turn north to Isla Negra, a quiet summer resort made famous by the Chilean Poet Pablo Neruda who arrived there in the 40's and made it his home. Here you will visit his home, today a museum. Then continue driving along the coast via El Quisco, Algarrobo, and finally to the San Antonio Valley and Matetic Winery where you will have a late lunch, visit to the winery and tasting session. Late afternoon return drive back to the Santiago airport for your international departure flight.

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  • Parque Nacional Los Glaciares

  • Patagonia Cruise

  • Paine Towers National Park

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Reviewed on: 23 Jan 2014

Our vacation to Costa Rica was wonderful. All guides and drivers were top notch and we never had to wait for anything. I would book again using Ladatco Tours.

By: travel bug

Reviewed on: 20 Apr 2014

We have traveled to South America on several occasions and have used Ladatco (Michelle) to set up our tours/itineraries.  We have always felt like we saw the MOST interesting things that were especially geared for the interests of our group members.  We also think our schedules have made the most use of our time, money and logistics.  I highly recommend Ladatco to plan a South American vacation. 
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Bush

great guides

By: andi 007

Reviewed on: 08 Jan 2015

they were friendly/ very knowledgeable and flexible
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Bush


By: Lisa

Reviewed on: 21 May 2015

Argentina/ Chile
Travel Advisor:  Linda Fezekas

No direct contact therefore hard to rate

By: the other guy

Reviewed on: 21 Jul 2015

A middle man and therefore hard to rate.

excellent job

By: t and d

Reviewed on: 20 Dec 2015

Hotels and airline arrangements worked well. Two flight delays. Guide on Easter Island was excellent and we received an extra tour the day we arrived that was not on the plan but was very welcome.
Travel Advisor:  Jamo Ladd

Chilean and Argentinian arrangements

By: Ed

Reviewed on: 21 Feb 2017

Sports Tours of Santiago provided a great guide, Alvaro Gonzalez, and the hotels and resorts were wonderful. I appreciated them negotiating reasonable single supplements for the accommodations.
Travel Advisor:  Linda Van Buren

Ladatco midde person

By: Charlie

Reviewed on: 11 Feb 2017

We had no contact with a Ladatco rep. They provided services to our travel agent and we were happy with the result.
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Bush


By: anonymous

Reviewed on: 27 Mar 2017

They planned a terrific itinerary, the guide was fabulous, helpful and full of knowledge about the area and the people.
Travel Advisor:  Kip Abbott



Reviewed on: 10 Jun 2017

Travel Advisor:  Vivian Paesano

Galapagos and Ecuador Trip - 2017

By: Jan

Reviewed on: 29 Jul 2017

Very good trip and service. Was where they needed to be at all times. Provided very good drivers and guides, spoke English well, wee flexible with our desires, and gave us consistent guides that got to know our family. Coordinated well with our overall trip planner. Trip was great and the guide provided a lot of local color with our trip -- as sometimes we like to go off the beaten track and experience more local places. Perfect fit for our family.
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Macleod

Macchu Picchu and Galapagos

By: The Johnson's

Reviewed on: 30 Oct 2017

Ladatco did a great job putting together our trip. Our local guides were really great. The Gourmet Food tour in Lima was a wonderful way to start our trip! One of the owners, Samantha, was our guide and gave us a culinary experience to remember. Our guide, Ramiro, with Metropolitan Tours, was so knowledgeable and so passionate about Peruvian history and the time of the Incas! we really enjoyed our time with him and learned so much from him. The visit to the Quillot village was an experience we will never forget. And, of course, Macchu Picchu and the other Incan ruins were awe-inspiring. The second Ramiro, in Quito, was another wonderful guide. We loved our hotels and wished we had more time to enjoy the amenities of Hotel B in Lima, the Sol y Luna in the Sacred Valley and Casa Gangotena in Quito. The Petrel is a beautiful small ship with an excellent crew. Our naturalist, Nico Andrade, was just great. He was knowledgeable, funny and kept us busy! The food was just OK.
Travel Advisor:  Linda Van Buren

Local travel

By: Susu

Reviewed on: 06 Jan 2018

Wonderful guides. Thorough. We were well taken care of.
Travel Advisor:  Rochelle Lieberman

Peru December 2017

By: Roger

Reviewed on: 12 Jan 2018

Very well put together
Travel Advisor:  Joanne Meyer