Multi-Day Tour | Private

Patagonia | Ultra-Luxe Tour | BA, Bariloche, El Calafate, Torres del Paine (11 days)

Blue Parallel

Buenos Aires, Argentina To Santiago, Chile

Valid for Departures Now Through: 01 Jan 2019

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Palacio Duhau - Park Hyatt Buenos Aires None

Please note that the following itinerary is an example, as all of our journeys are custom-made.

VIP greeting upon arrival in the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires after an overnight flight. With its vibrant nightlife, European heritage, historic architecture, and creative cultural movements, Buenos Aires is the most visited city on the continent. After settling in to your accommodations, head out on your first sightseeing tour of the city and explore the aristocratic neighborhood of Recoleta home to the opulent Recoleta Cemetery, Plaza Francia and the Fine Arts Museum, all walking distance from your hotel. You will also have the opportunity to visit nearby galleries and shops which are sprinkled through the neighborhood.

Day 2
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Palacio Duhau - Park Hyatt Buenos Aires Breakfast

Begin the day with a private guided tour of the world-famous Teatro Colon before heading out to explore the southern neighborhoods of Buenos Aires with your personal guide. Visit the historic Plaza de Mayo anchored by the presidential palace known as the Casa Rosada. Continue on to San Telmo, the city’s oldest neighborhood and the birthplace of tango and stroll through its cobbled stoned streets while browsing quirky antique shops or, sit and enjoy a coffee in Plaza Dorrego. Head to Pulpería Quilapán, a combination of tavern, general store, and guesthouse that served as a gaucho institution from the early 20th century onward in Argentina, where you can enjoy coffee in the outdoor courtyard. Later, take a private tango class with a professional dancer in a dance hall nearby. In the evening, dine at one of the city's best restaurants before witnessing the exciting Rojo Tango Show or a local milgona (a tango dancehall).

Day 3
Bariloche, Argentina
Llao Llao Resort, Golf & Spa Breakfast, Snack

Non-stop flight to Bariloche where your personal host will greet you and escort you to your luxury accommodations set in the heart of Argentina's Lake District. In the afternoon of your first day, explore the Llao Llao Peninsula on a gentle hike through the Cohihue forest to a lookout point with beautiful views of the surrounding lakes and forests.

Day 4
Bariloche, Argentina
Llao Llao Resort, Golf & Spa Breakfast, Lunch

Enjoy a private boating excursion on the magnificent Lake Nahuel Huapi to Victoria Island located in the middle of the lake where you will hike up to a viewpoint with your expert guide before experiencing a delicious gourmet picnic just for your party with fine glassware and a proper table prepared by the excellent head chef of Cassis. Delight in the Argentine Lake District's finest wines paired with exceptionally prepared cuisine as you take in the spectacular natural outdoor setting around you

Day 5
Bariloche, Argentina
Llao Llao Resort, Golf & Spa Breakfast, Lunch

Private transfer to López Bay, a beautiful area along the shores of the Lake Nahuel Huapi where you will begin your hiking excursion accompanied by your expert guide. Head up the peaks to the Los Palotinos, a spectacular look-out point over the Tristeza arm of the Lake Nahuel Huapi, where you will have panoramic views of the area. From there you will ascend the mountain stopping at different levels to observe the unique views. Later you will head down to a secluded area by rappelling (optional) over a boulder, where you will enjoy a delicious picnic lunch with a view of the lake and the surrounding peaks. Alternatively, you can walk along an easy path to reach the picnic area. After lunch, descend down the mountain to the shore where you will return to the dock of your hotel on kayak.

Blue Parallel can arrange for alternative activities according to your particular interests, including fly-fishing on the Limay River, or horseback riding to a private, spectacular ranch, mountain biking through the forest trails, and much more.

Day 6
El Calafate, Argentina
Eolo Lodge Breakfast

Fly to El Calafate in Southern Argentine Patagonia. Your host will greet you and escort you by private transfer across the Patagonian steppe to the luxurious Eolo Lodge. Along the way, enjoy a private guided visit of the innovative Glaciarium Museum to learn about the glaciers and the national park’s preservation efforts. Your smartly designed property is located in the heart of the Anita Valley, surrounded by snow-capped mountains and where wildlife can be seen in their natural habitat. On your first afternoon, explore this beautiful valley on one of the many outdoor activities that can be arranged including trekking, mountain biking and horseback riding through unique trails within the surrounding region.

Day 7
El Calafate, Argentina
Eolo Lodge Breakfast, Lunch

Private transfer to the Glaciers National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and frozen wonderland of startlingly white and piercing blue ice encircled by snow-capped misty mountains. After a short boat ride across the bay, experience an ice-trekking excursion on the majestic Perito Moreno glacier crossing towering ice peaks, huge crevasses, turquoise blue creeks and icy lagoons with a specialized guide (you have the option to enjoy this excursion in private upon request). Later, after a picnic lunch facing the glacier, visit the spectacular catwalks and balconies offering breathtaking views of the Perito Moreno Glacier.

Day 8
Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
Tierra Patagonia Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Depart El Calafate for a private 5-hour drive to Torres del Paine National Park across the immense Patagonian steppe. You will arrive at Tierra Patagonia located outside of Torres del Paine National Park in Chile, truly one of the most spectacular places on Earth. After settling in, meet with a specialist guide who will explain the various excursions possible and assist you to create a daily program done in small groups or in private according to your preferences. Later, relax after your journey as you enjoy the property’s many amenities including the infinity pool overlooking the valley and the mountains

Day 9
Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
Tierra Patagonia Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Transfer to Estancia Lazo where you will embark on a hike to Paso D´Agostini (12 km/6.5 miles) with an expert guide. Not being one of the main hiking trails makes this hike extra special as you will not come across crowds. During the hike, you will enjoy impressive views of the Paine Massif and a wide variety of smaller lakes which offer wonderful photo opportunities. Along the way, stop to enjoy your boxed lunch, surrounded by beautiful natural vistas. Later, a short climb of about 10 minutes takes you to a viewpoint with vistas of Lake del Toro, the largest lake in the area, as well as the Paine River. The descent from here takes about 35 minutes to the Weber Bridge where a vehicle will be waiting to take you back to the hotel via photography scenic tour

After a wonderful day of discovery and exploration in the wilderness, unwind with a relaxing massage at Tierra Patagonia’s spa, and enjoy its heated pool and outdoor Jacuzzi with expansive views of the Torres del Paine mountain range and the valley with animals grazing nearby. In the evening, indulge in gourmet meals and vintage Chilean wines.

Day 10
Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
Tierra Patagonia Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Experience a Torres del Paine classic: “The Paine Massif” – the National Park tour with an expert guide. On this spectacular drive, you will cover the park’s most spectacular sights and lookout points and spot wildlife along the way.

During this full day excursion, you will visit one of the most visibly stunning locations on the planet, the Torres del Paine National Park. The tour starts at the eastern end of the park and gradually works its way west, passing through distinct ecosystems as we progress. From the Patagonian grasslands to the dense forests around Lake Grey, this tour has it all. As guests you will get to snap photos, stretch your legs and marvel at the magnitude of the Paine Massif. With a specially prepared lunch, this full day excursion will take you to a variety of places including Lake Azul, Cascada Paine, Mirador Nordenskjold, Mirador Pehoe, Mirador Sarmiento, Salto Grande waterfall and of course Lake Grey.

After an exciting day of discovery and exploration in the wilderness, unwind with a relaxing massage at Tierra Patagonia’s spa, and enjoy its heated pool and outdoor Jacuzzi with expansive views of the Torres del Paine mountain range and the valley with animals grazing nearby. In the evening, indulge in gourmet meals and vintage Chilean wines.

Day 11
Santiago, Chile
None Breakfast, Lunch

Private 2-hour transfer to Puerto Natales, Chile where you will be assisted with boarding your flight to Santiago, arriving in time to catch your international flight home.

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Blue Parallel is a Virtuoso Preferred Tour Operator whose mission is to take discerning, time-constrained travelers to the most spectacular natural and cultural wonders of both Latin America and the Mediterranean. We create private, tailor-made journeys to UNESCO World Heritage destinations designed around the themes of insider access, privacy, breathtaking outdoor adventures, and white glove service. Virtuoso travelers receive amenities and VIP treatment on all Blue Parallel tours such as upgrades upon arrival (if available), Virtuoso-only amenities (spa credits, etc.), daily breakfast for two, and early check-in/late checkout (subject to availability).

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Discover Patagonia, a land that many consider the end of the world. This magical and enchanting region of Southern Argentina and Chile was discovered by Hernando de Magallanes in 1520, and has challenged explorers, whale hunters, pirates and adventurers ever since. This private luxury trip to Patagonia begins with time in Buenos Aires, one of the most exciting and elegant cities on the continent, as you soak up its urban rhythms and nightlife. Later continue to the Lake District of Argentina or "little Switzerland" of South America, a romantic region of virgin green forests set against snow-capped mountains and deep blue lakes. Hiking, yachting, golfing, superb fishing in some of the best trout rivers on Earth, mountain biking, white water rafting and kayaking are all possible in this natural fairy tale setting.

Continue your exploration south into the heart of Patagonia, a vast land of everlasting snow capped mountains and ancient ice blue glaciers such as the Perito Moreno Glacier, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in El Calafate, and the emerald green lakes, icy waterfalls and cragged peaks of Torres del Paine National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Southern Chile. This awe-inspiring region is one of the most spectacular destinations on Earth and a must-see place in a lifetime.

About Us

Blue Parallel creates private, tailor-made journeys designed around the themes of World Heritage destinations, outdoor adventures, gourmet cuisine, exclusive lodging, white glove service and insider access. We operate in Latin America: the Amazon, Antarctica, Argentina, Belize, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Easter Island, the Galapagos Islands, Guatemala, Panama, Patagonia, Uruguay and the Yucatan Peninsula. And in the Mediterranean: the Adriatic Coast, Andalucia, Corsica, Croatia, Greece, Montenegro, Morocco, Sicily & the Aeolian Islands, Spain, Portugal and Turkey.

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