Patagonia: Journey To The End Of The World With Uruguay

Day 1 - Arrive in Santiago, Chile. Welcome to Chile, South America's longest and narrowest country, with more than 2,650 miles of beautiful Pacific coastline. Depart at 2 pm and enjoy a tour of SANTA RITA WINERY, founded in 1880 with the finest of French vine stocks. See the wine cellars, the beautiful vineyards, and learn about the wine-making process. You will get the chance to taste, design, blend, bottle, cork, and label your own wine during your visit. Wrap it up with a wine tasting and bring home the bottle that you created.
Day 2 - Santiago. After breakfast, embark on a CITY TOUR with a Local Guide who will show you the highlights of this great city of colonial and contemporary contrasts. See the horseracing track in the oldest residential part of the city, the famous Alameda, Santiago's colorful main avenue, San Francisco Church, and Santa Lucia Hill. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit [LF] LA VEGA CENTRAL MARKET to learn about typical food in Chile, including steaming pots of cazuela and humitas, similar to tamales! Top off your sightseeing with a terremoto drink at a local pub and a visit to Cerro San Cristobal for a stunning view of Santiago and the Andes. (B,L)
Day 3 - Santiago - Punta Arenas - Puerto Natales. Depart Santiago and fly to Punta Arenas on the Straight of Magellan, gateway to Chile's Patagonia. Head south from Punta Arenas to FORT BULNES, a historical reconstruction of the first fortified settlement on the Strait of Magellan. With a local historian, tour the fort originally built in 1843 and see the church, houses, barracks, and old shipwrecks. Continue to Puerto Natales, your home for the next three nights. (B)
Day 4 - Puerto Natales. Excursion to Torres del Paine National Park. Venture into TORRES DEL PAINE, one of the most spectacularly scenic regions in the world. Spanning a massive area, it was named a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1978. Cascading waterfalls, roaring creeks, shimmering lakes, and jagged mountains are just a part of what Paine offers. During your visits to see the famous sites, including Los Cuernos, Lago Pehoe, Salto Grande, and Lago Grey, you are guaranteed to get a glimpse of some of the park's fauna, such as herds of guanacos, foxes, swans, and birds. Also visit the legendary MILODÓN CAVE, where prehistoric fossils dating back 14,000 years ago, including those of a saber-toothed tiger and a gigantic sloth weighing over a ton, have been found. (B,L)
Day 5 - Puerto Natales. Chilean Fjords Cruise. Today, enjoy a full-day CRUISE on Seno Ultima Esperanza ("Last Hope Fjord"), visiting the spectacular Serrano and Balmaceda Glaciers, which are only accessible by boat. See the incomparable landscape of Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, Chile's biggest natural reserve. Arriving at the end of the fjord, disembark and hike through unspoiled, cold rainforest to the foot of the Serrano Glacier. Enjoy the beautiful views and rugged landscapes! Lunch will be served at a nearby hosteria (inn). (B,L)
Day 6 - Puerto Natales - El Calafate, Argentina. After breakfast, depart for El Calafate, a lovely village on the southern shores of Lake Argentino. Originally a simple sheltering destination for wool traders, today El Calafate serves as the entry point for UNESCO Natural Heritage Site of Los Glaciares National Park. (B)
Day 7 - El Calafate. Glacier Cruise & Estancia Visit. Today, a CRUISE on Lago Argentino takes you up close for views of icebergs and UPSALA GLACIER, one of the longest in South America at over 35 miles long. Disembark at a historic ranch, ESTANCIA CRISTINA, on the shores of Lago Argentino. During your visit, see a historic sheep shed, where you learn about this prosperous trade that is found throughout Patagonia. Next, board an all-terrain vehicle for a journey through the Andes landscape to the Continental ice shelter. From here, enjoy magnificent views of Upsala Glacier, Lake Guillermo, and southern Patagonian ice fields. (B,L)
Day 8 - El Calafate. Excursion to Perito Moreno Glacier. A must for all visitors to Argentina is a visit to PERITO MORENO GLACIER in LOS GLACIARES NATIONAL PARK. Forming part of the Patagonian Continental Ice Field, from which 13 glaciers descend on the Atlantic side to flow into the Viedma and Argentino Lakes, this glacier is one of the few in the world that is still advancing. During your walking tour along the catwalks, marvel at the breathtaking glacier views and with some luck, see the ice calve into the waters below. (B)
Day 9 - El Calafate - Ushuaia. After breakfast, fly to Ushuaia, Argentina"the end of the world! You'll have the opportunity to see the Andes Mountains from a CRUISE along Beagle Channel. Bask in the feeling of being in the southernmost city in the world, and watch for sea lions, albatrosses, skuas, and other interesting Patagonian fauna. (B)
Day 10 - Ushuaia. Tierra del Fuego National Park Excursion. Today, discover TIERRA DEL FUEGO NATIONAL PARK, the southernmost national park in the world. Hike around the park, escorted by a`1n expert Naturalist. With stops at Bahia Lapataia, Lago Roca, and Bahia Ensenada, you'll gain a deeper appreciation for the delicate ecosystems here. (B,L)
Day 11 - Ushuaia - Buenos Aires. Fly to Buenos Aires today, the "Paris of South America" and capital of Argentina. Fabulous food, shopping, and architecture all converge here to create a distinctly Latin vibe. Tonight, enjoy a WINE TASTING led by a local sommelier at an exclusive Cava, where you will try some famous Argentine wines, followed by dinner in this intimate setting. (B,D)
Day 12 - Buenos Aires. Your guided sightseeing starts at Plaza de Mayo, see Casa Rosada (the President's Pink House) and the METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL, housing San Martin's Mausoleum. Drive past the ornate Colon Opera House before reaching RECOLETA CEMETERY, burial site of Eva Peron. Next, in La Boca, a colorful district and site of the city's first port, take a short walking tour of this unique neighborhood, then continue to San Telmo, famous for its late-colonial buildings and a popular gathering spot for artists. Here, [LF] visit the unique site of EL ZANJÓN, which transports you back in time nearly 500 years ago to the site of the first settlement of Buenos Aires in 1536. Tour the nearly 180-year-old mansion found here, which leads to a network of underground tunnels that were sealed off after a yellow fever epidemic in the 1700s. Gain insight into life here through a tour into the tunnels that have taken over 20 years to excavate. Top off the evening at a famous TANGO CLUB, where instuctors are ready to lead a [LF] TANGO LESSON, followed by dinner of Argentine steaks and other local specialties.End the night with a show featuring flawless performances of Latin America's most sensuous dance"the Tango! (B,D)
Day 13 - Buenos Aires - Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay - Montevideo. Today, board a high-speed catamaran bound for the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay. In Colonia, meet your Local Guide, who will take you on a guided tour of this colonial city, founded by Portuguese settlers in 1680. After an included lunch, board a bus for Uruguay's capital city, Montevideo. (B,L)
Day 14 - Montevideo. On a city tour of Montevideo, drive along the Atlantic Coast to the city center, where you will visit Constitution Square, the cathedral, the colonial Town Hall, and Independence Square. Other areas visited include the Prado area, Batlle y Ordoñez Park, the residential area of Carrasco, and Plaza Virgilio. End your visit at the Port Market, deemed one of the best markets in South America, and enjoy lunch at one of the famous parrillas (barbecue restaurants) here. (B,L)
Day 15 - Montevideo. Your vacation ends after breakfast this morning. (B)


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  Tour Name   Patagonia: Journey To The End Of The World With Uruguay
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  Tour Duration    15 Days
  Start City:   Santiago
  End City:   Montevideo
  Price From   USD $5,739.00   See in Cart
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2017-03-07 USD $5,739.00 See in Cart
2017-03-21 USD $5,739.00 See in Cart
2017-11-07 USD $5,779.00 See in Cart
2017-11-28 USD $5,779.00 See in Cart
2018-01-30 USD $6,149.00 See in Cart
2018-02-20 USD $6,149.00 See in Cart
2018-03-06 USD $6,099.00 See in Cart
2018-03-20 USD $6,099.00 See in Cart
    Dates & Prices do not include air travel.
    Participation in this vacation requires purchase of the following flights from Globus, not included in pricing: (1) roundtrip air from your U.S. gateway and intra-vacation air segments, starting at $1,948 (based on Miami, departure in March, 2016); or (2) intra-vacation air segments only. Required intra-vacation air segments: Santiago/Punta Arenas; El Calafate/Ushuaia; Ushuaia/Buenos Aires. Air prices were effective on July 15, 2015 and their availability is limited. At the time you purchase your tour, air prices may be higher.

    Prices based on double room occupancy.

    Single Room Supplement:
    $1,355 to $1,550

    Triple rooms are not available

    Extra Nights per person in Santiago:
    in single room $236; in twin room $130

    Extra Nights per person in Montevideo:
    in single room $218; in twin room $121

    2017 prices and itineraries are subject to change. Details will be available in July 2016.


  • City Highlights
    Visit Santa Rita Winery with a wine-making experience; Santiago sightseeing with a Local Guide; [LF] visit La Vega Central Market and a local pub


    Visit the first fortified settlement on the Straits of Magellan at Fort Bulnes
    Visit Torres del Paine National Park and Milodon Cave; Chilean fjords cruise
    Visit Los Glaciares National Park and Perito Moreno Glacier; cruise Lago Argentino, see Upsala Glacier and visit Estancia Cristina
    Cruise Beagle Channel; visit Tierra del Fuego National Park
    Private wine tasting with sommelier and dinner at a local restaurant; city sightseeing with a Local Guide and [LF] visit El Zanjon Underground Tunnels; [LF] Tango lesson, dinner, and Tango show
    High-speed catamaran to Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay; guided sightsseing of Colonia del Sacramento and Montevideo
    Headsets throughout the tour
  • Launch Date
  • 07/14/15 8:00pm
  • Meals
  • Breakfast daily, 7 lunches, 2 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner and Tango show in Buenos Aires
  • Notes
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    • Participation in this tour requires guest's name exactly as it appears on his/her passport, D.O.B., gender, and nationality at the time of booking.
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  • Patagonia: Journey to the End of the World with Uruguay
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