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Chile & Argentina Private Journey

Argentina, Chile, South America

from $4,695* per person 11 Days November-March
Comfort accommodations Exertion level: 4
Operator: Wilderness Travel 15 people max
  • Santiago, chile
  • Active & Adventure trips
This Private Journey combines Chile’s Lake District and the wilderness of Tierra del Fuego, two stunning regions famed for their extraordinary ecosystems. In the Lake District, enjoy day hikes on immense Volcán Osorno and in the mystical old-growth forests of Alerce Andino National Park.  Then board the M/V Mare Australis for a four-day cruise amid the iceberg-strewn fjords of Tierra del Fuego all the way to legendary Cape Horn. This superb 235-foot expedition ship is the ideal way to travel in comfort in a realm of magnificent  fjords and massive glaciers tumbling to the sea. The ship features 63 cabins, all with outside view, private bath, and panoramic windows, and a fleet of Zodiacs for firsthand discovery of the region’s wild beauty. You can extend your Private Journey with a visit to cosmopolitan Buenos Aires or the mile-wide wonder of Iguazu Falls, one of the most stunning natural spectacles in the world.

Locations visited/nearby

Argentina, Chile, South America

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Special information

  • May accommodate certain types of disabilities. Contact the operator for more information.

Itinerary

Days 1-4
Lakes, Volcanoes, Ancient Forests

From Puerto Varas, adventure capital of the Lake District, head to Alerce Andino National Park to hike in towering old-growth forests of 3,000-year-old giant alerces. The next day, hike the sculpted lava fields of snow-capped Osorno Volcano. Options on Day 4 include mountain biking, rafting, and exploring local hikes and hot springs.

Days 5-8
Tierra del Fuego and Cape Horn

Snow-capped 7,000-foot summits rise from deep-cut fjords and massive glaciers tumble to the sea in Tierra del Fuego. Aboard the deluxe expedition ship M/V Mare Australis, voyage from Chile to Argentina via breathtaking Cape Horn, epic land's end on the tip of the continent, enjoying Zodiac explorations and hikes.

Days 9-10
Shall We Dance?

Enjoy Buenos Aires, birthplace of the tango, with a tango show or lesson. Depart on Day 10.

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