The Lakes & Volcanoes
Fly south to Puerto Natales and about a 10-minute walk from the town itself sits the Singular Patagonia – a fantastically architecturally designed property where you have two nights to either once more rest and enjoy the property itself, or perhaps you want to stretch your legs and walk into town to explore, or you can enjoy a variety of activities such as hikes, biking, horse-riding, birding and more at the pace and style that you choose.
A stay at The Singular is a lead-up to your Patagonian stay at Awasi Patagonia which is next, based on the three nights that you will be there. After a couple of hour’s drive to reach the property based on the edge of the Torres del Paine National Park, head out and explore all that the national park has to offer, with your private guide and 4WD allocated per each of the villas on site. Appreciate the mountains, Lake Sarmiento, the flora and fauna along with local, fresh cuisine.
Head north and on the outskirts of Puerto Varas sits the Hotel Awa, right on the shores of Lake Llanquihue. During your two night stay explore the great outdoors with a plethora of excursions ranging from fishing and birdwatching to volcano climbs, zip‐lining, kayaking, and rafting. If you are tired out from outdoor excursions in Torres del Paine, then you can enjoy a spa treatment, relax by the pool or take in the views from the Osorno volcano which boldly sits in the distance.
A highlight of your itinerary may be the Lakes Crossing which falls next – a full day adventure passing by the lakes and mountains, traversing from Chile and into Argentina, to arrive to Llao Llao resort, Bariloche. Three nights here allows for more outdoors activities and time to appreciate the region’s landscapes. Hike in the surrounding parks, kayak in the lake, bike ride or enjoy the health club and spa – the choice is yours!
Fly from Bariloche and into Buenos Aires and spend three nights at the Alvear Palace, once of the city’s most exclusive properties, and in the stunning neighbourhood of Recoleta. You are on the doorstep of a bunch of the cities best attractions – whether it be its parks, museums, art galleries, boutique shops and over the next couple of days you can head to La Boca to explore tango and perhaps to the markets in Palermo.
Head North to the mighty Iguazu Falls and check into Das Cataratas, the only property within the Iguassu National Park and where before the park’s gates open and after they close, only the hotel’s guests have access to the boardwalks taking in the vistas of the Falls. Surrounded by lush jungle, enjoy any down-time here along with taking in the Falls by a boat ride and getting soaking wet!
Return to Buenos Aires for one final night, and your fantastic itinerary comes to an end.
You will love
- Patagonia’s best
- Differing styles of accommodation
- The Lakes’ crossing
- Variety of excursions
18 UNFORGETTABLE DAYS
This itinerary provides the perfect framework for a spectacular journey but it is an example only. All journeys will be individually designed and quoted on a case by case basis.
DAY 1 | SANTIAGO
Arrive to Santiago and check into your accommodation at The Singular in Lastarria. Freshen up and head out again with your guide for a half day afternoon tour to explore the highlights of the Santiago
DAY 2 | PUERTO NATALES
Fly to Puerto Natales, and only a few minutes down the road is the Singular Patagonia. Check in and enjoy activities by the lodge such as hiking, biking, cultural activities, horseback riding, kayaking or fishing.
DAY 3 | PUERTO NATALES
Spend a further day enjoying the activities offered by the lodge – perhaps horseback ride Cerro Ballena, bike ride at the lodge, trek to Sierra Dorotea or kayak on Sofia Lake. Enjoy great food, wine and perhaps a spa treatment (at additional cost)
DAY 4 | TORRES DEL PAINE | 3 NIGHTS
Road transfer for a couple of hours to the Torres del Paine National Park and check into Awasi for a three night stay. With your guide and 4WD over the next 4 days enjoy the surrounds on activities such as hiking to the Peninsula Grey, horse riding up to the Mirador Cumbre, mountain biking or the Cascada Paine
DAY 5 | TORRES DEL PAINE
Enjoy activities at a style, pace and length of your choice – more hiking, biking, horse riding or perhaps bird watching and exploring the surrounds by jeep.
DAY 6 | TORRES DEL PAINE
A final day in Torres del Paine National Park allows you one final chance to explore – perhaps hike to the base of the Torres, horse ride on the Salto de Las Chinas, or simply enjoy the lodge and its surrounds, interiors and location
DAY 7 | PUERTO VARAS
After breakfast check out of Awasi and road transfer back to Puerto Natales. Fly to Puerto Varas and check into Hotel Awa for your two night stay. The evening is at leisure.
DAY 8 | PUERTO VARAS
A full day is at leisure today for you to choose to embark on various activities (at additional cost) such as a helicopter ride, rafting, horseback riding, fly fishing, kayaking, a scenic airplane ride or you may wish to enjoy the location on the lake, relax by the pool, head into Puerto Varas or take part in wellness activities.
DAY 9 | BARILOCHE
Check out early and head on a spectacular journey crossing from Chile into Argentina, on the Andes Lakes Crossing – a full day journey crossing lakes and mountain passes, arriving to Llao Llao this evening to check for your three night stay.
DAY 10 | BARILOCHE
Enjoy activities inside the lodge such as the hydrogym, salsa or tango lessons, pilates, yoga, the jacuzzi, sauna, gym, reading room, or games such as bingo or card games. Outdoor activities include walks, mountain bike rides, tennis, boating, fishing, rafting, 4×4 adventures, bird watching and more.
DAY 11 | BARILOCHE
Further enjoy all of the activities at the lodge. Specialist activities with an instructor (additional cost) may include archery or rappelling, you may want to windsurf or stand up paddle, or enjoy walks at a style, pace and length of your choice.
DAY 12 | BUENOS AIRES
Fly from Bariloche to Buenos Aires and check into the Alvear Palace for your three night stay. Freshen up and head out again with your guide for an afternoon half-day tour of the city to explore its highlights such as La Boca, the birthplace of tango.
DAY 13 | BUENOS AIRES
Enjoy a full day at leisure in Buenos Aires to explore perhaps Recoleta, right on your doorstep, and its many art galleries, museums and boutique shops. You may choose to head to Palermo and walk about its markets, or spend time in the city’s cafe’s and restaurants sampling delights such as empanadas and alfajores.
DAY 14 | BUENOS AIRES
Meet your guide and journey to the outskirts of the city to the delta region of Tigre, the largest delta region in the world. In a boat, explore its tributaries and canals, people-watch, admire local’s weekend homes and enjoy lunch in the area. Return back to Buenos Aires late this afternoon.
DAY 15 | IGUAZU
Fly to Iguazu and check into Das Cataratas, the only hotel in Iguassu Falls National Park. Enjoy the afternoon at the hotel within the Brazilian rainforest, the pool, or hike hidden trails teeming with wildlife.
DAY 16 | IGUAZU
Rise early and see the Falls before other guests enter the park grounds. Head out with your guide to explore the lower falls by speedboat (be prepared to get wet!), see the Three Musketeers and the Devil’s Throat. This afternoon enjoy a helicopter ride over the Falls to further concrete your experience, then return to your accommodation for a sundowner and to relax.
DAY 17 | BUENOS AIRES
Fly back to Buenos Aires checking into the Alvear Palace once more. The remainder of the afternoon and evening is at leisure for you to explore, shop and dine and you please.
DAY 18 | INFLIGHT
Your journey has come to and end. Check out after breakfast and transfer to the airport to commence your way homebound.
A handpicked selection
The Singular Lastarria – Santiago
Blending seamlessly into the bohemian neighbourhood of Lastarria, The Singular Santiago combines the style of early 20th century buildings with neoclassical French architectural influences. The result is a striking new addition to the Santiago cityscape. This trendy retreat embraces artistic heritage while adding cutting-edge modernity. Read More
The Singular Patagonia – Puerto Natales
The rooms at The Singular Patagonia provide comfort and style with an amazing view of the Patagonian fjords. There are over 20 different Patagonia excursions available during your stay, with friendly, experienced and knowledgeable guides leading the way, you will get an in-depth, insider look at authentic Patagonia. Read More
Awasi Patagonia – Torres del Paine, Southern Patagonia
Awasi Patagonia is situated inside a private reserve neighbouring the Torres del Paine National Park. From the lodge you can enjoy spectacular views of the Torres del Paine peaks and Lake Sarmiento. Awasi Patagonia is stylish, intimate and atmospheric, providing a wonderful home-from-home in stunning wilderness. Read More
Hotel Awa – Puerto Varas
Perched along the sparkling shoreline of Lake Llanquihue, just outside of popular Puerto Varas, Hotel Awa is a boutique, family-created retreat. Explore the great outdoors with a plethora of excursions ranging from fishing and birdwatching to volcano climbs and more. Hotel Awa is stylish, balancing in with its stunning natural environment. Read More
Llao Llao – Bariloche, Northern Patagonia
Llao Llao creates a blend of high standards, elegance and Patagonian beauty. Many of the rooms overlook the Moreno and Nahuel Huapi lakes and the Cerro Lopez mountain peak and are inspired by the warmth of the scenery, creating cosy and luminous spaces. Llao Llao is the most exclusive resort in Argentine Patagonia. Read More
Alvear Palace Hotel – Buenos Aires
Located in the exclusive Recoleta neighbourhood of Buenos Aires, the Alvear Palace has grand French-inspired public areas, with crystal chandeliers, velvet fauteuils and gilded-wood-panelled walls. Grand guest rooms, in Louis XV and Louis XVI styles, have butler service, fresh flowers and Hermès bath amenities. Read More
Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas – Iguazu
The only hotel located within the Iguaçu National Park, Belmond Hotel das Cataratas enjoys an unrivalled location just a short stroll from the sensational Falls themselves. A Portuguese colonial residence, this classic luxury hotel is redolent with the atmosphere of lazy days lounging on a veranda or beneath sub-tropical palms. Read More
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