January 8 - 22, 2019 Explore with Rev Dr Bob & Fay Jackson, the wild wilderness of South America in Patagonia, a region that is shared by Argentina and Chile. With an optional Pre- Stay extension to Easter Island.
- Return economy class airfare
- Current airline taxes, fuel surcharges and airport fees
- Regional flights in Chile and Argentina
- Superior Tourist class and First class hotels
- First class motorcoach
- Meals as shown (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
- Professional tour guide
- Sightseeing tours including entrance fees
- Luggage handling at hotels
- Tipping for all included services
- Any visas required
- All foreign taxes
- Rostad Tours travel gift
- Comprehensive and personalized tour documentation
Our exciting adventure begins as we board our flight for Santiago Chile.
Arrival in Santiago and transfer to hotel. After freshening up the rest of the day is yours to enjoy. Later we'll head to a local restaurant for dinner.
Today we enjoy a full day guided tour of Santiago.
We will see Italia Square, Gabriela Mistral Cultural Center, Lastarria neighborhood, the Catholic University, and stop at the Santa Lucía Hill for a panoramic view of the city.
Then we will walk through the famous Paseo Ahumada to the Main Square and the Metropolitan Cathedral of Santiago, then to the Forest Park and see the Museum of Fine Arts. Next we travel to the eastern, more modern part of the city to visit Los Dominicos (Los Graneros del Alba), one of Chile's best Artisan Crafts Markets. After lunch at a local restaurant, we will head to Vina & Toro - the world renowned vineyard for a wine tasting. After this wonderful day, we will return to our hotel for dinner.
After an early wake up call, we will fly to Punta Arenas and then travel with our guide to our hotel in Puerto Natales. The rest of the day is ours to enjoy.
A short walk to the pier and we'll start our excursion to Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers. This narrated boat tour will take us into Ultima Esperanza Fjord towards Bernardo O’Higgings National Park. The voyage continues to Balmaceda Mount where we'll see the Glacier; then we disembark at Puerto Toro to walk through a native forest towards the Serrano Glacier Wall. Back at the boat, we will enjoy an apertif with ice taken from the glacier! On our way back, we will enjoy a typical spit-roasted lamb at Consuelo ranch.
Today we enjoy the incredible scenic beauty of Torres del Paine National Park; including the Natural Monument Milodon Cave, Lago Pehoe (one of the 10 most beautiful lakes in the world), and Salto Grande. After our full day, we will enjoy dinner at our hotel.
A 30 minute walk from our hotel to Grey beach to embark for a narrated catamaran tour on Lago Grey, to Grey Glacier. Afternoon at your leisure or take an optional tour.
Today we leave for Argentina.
We arrive at our hotel later this afternoon and enjoy dinner and some leisure time at the hotel.
After a leisurely breakfast, we will experience the Cristina Ranch Discovery Tour. You will experience an almost magical atmosphere and impressive landscapes in this unforgettable experience of full contact with nature. Some highlights are sailing to the best views of Spegazzini Glacier, Cristina Ranch, and an all-terrain vehicle ride to the Continental Ice Refuge.
Prepare yourself for another unforgettable experience! The Perito Moreno Glacier is one of the largest and the only advancing glacier in the world, as well as the biggest attraction at Los Glaciares National Park. We will experience the Patagonic Andean forest, Curva de los Suspiros and Lago Argentino.
This morning we fly to Ushuaia and transfer to our hotel. Once settled in, we will delight in an afternoon Penguin Rookery Tour.
Today we'll travel to Tierra del Fuego National Park.
We will be able to appreciate the varied local flora and fauna including over 90 bird species. We will also visit Ensenada, Acigami Lake and Lapataia Bay. We'll walk short distances around the lake, very close to the Chilean border. This day will also include a journey in time on the End of the World Train.
After breakfast, we will travel to the airport for our flight to Buenos Aires. We'll have a short orientation tour on the way to the hotel, followed by dinner together.
Today we'll enjoy a Buenos Aires City Tour. Highlights include: Recoleta, Palermo, Plaza de Mayo, Puerto Madero, San Telmo and La Boca. Tonight we will celebrate a wonderful tour with a 3-course meal followed by a cultural Tango Show.
After breakfast, we head to the airport with our wonderful memories!