Exploring nature's best
Next head to the Torres del Paine and awe-inspiring Patagonia for a four-night stay at Tierra. The lodge offers magnificent views of Patagonia’s iconic mountain peaks of Torres del Paine. With your private guide and while in the area you can undertake all sorts of half and full day excursions, with minimal or maximum effort, such as hiking to the base of the three towers, kayaking on Lake Grey, horse riding at Entre Lagos, or perhaps taking up some fishing in the nearby surrounds.
Head North for a few hours drive to El Calafate, across the Argentine border and check into Xelena hotel for two nights. Right on the banks of Lake Argentina one can enjoy the views of the Andes in the distance and simply relax, or use the time and location to explore the majesty of the Moreno glacier.
Continue north bound with a two-hour flight to Bariloche where you check in for three nights at Estancia Puema Hue, in the Lake District of Patagonia, and on the isolated shores of Lake Gutierrez. Enjoy your wooden rustic lodge with fireplace and activities such as kayaking right from your doorstep, or horse riding which is special here. Steeped in unspoilt nature you might like to walk about and hike through some of the property’s 500 acres of virgin forest, up o impressive waterfalls and to take in the surrounding stunning views.
Further along, journey to the Paris of Latin America, Buenos Aires and right in the heart of the privileged Recoleta neighbourhood sits the Sofitel. A three-night stay here allows you to explore the best of perhaps Recoleta neighbourhood with your guide and some time at leisure to explore as you wish, to venture to trendy Palermo, and perhaps for a day out to the Pampas.
Fly up to the Falls and take in the mighty Iguazu on a two-night stay at the Melia, the only property within the Iguazu National Park on the Argentine side. Admire the majesty of the Devil’s Throat, its enormous fall, and undertake activities such as viewing the Brazilian side of the Falls, getting wet on a boat adventure, and perhaps flying over on a helicopter! While in the area, spend a day visiting the San Ignacio ruins, the best preserved ruins of the 16th and 17th century Jesuit Mission, the site now World Heritage declared by UNESCO.
Return to Buenos Aires for one final night back at the Sofitel, maybe explore more of the nearby parks, museums, galleries or shops, and your journey comes to an end.
You will love
- Traversing through a variety of terrain
- City and country experiences
- Dramatic views
- Range of activities
19 UNFORGETTABLE DAYS
DAY 1 | SANTIAGO
Arrive to Santiago and check into The Singular for two night’s stay. After freshening up, head out with your guide in the afternoon to explore the highlights of the city.
DAY 2 | SANTIAGO
Head out with your guide to explore the atmospheric port city of Valparaiso. Explore its old town, colonial buildings and wander about the steep and winding narrow cobblestone alleyways, take the city’s UNESCO ascensor and enjoy the galleries and all the colour on offer.
DAY 3 | TORRES DEL PAINE
Fly from Santiago to Punta Arenas, then road transfer approximately 4.5 hours through breathtaking scenery to reach Tierra Patagonia. Check in and the remainder of the afternoon and evening is at leisure.
DAY 4 | TORRES DEL PAINE
Enjoy a range of activities in the Torres del Paine National Park such as hiking/walks, horseback riding, biking, scenic voyages and special interests such as kayaking on Lake Grey, fishing, or birdwatching.
DAY 5 | TORRES DEL PAINE
Head out and take part in more activities offered by Tierra such as hiking to the base of the three towers, sailing to the grey glacier, horse riding at Entre Lagos, or biking at La Porfiada.
DAY 6 | TORRES DEL PAINE
A further day allows for more outdoors activities in the area such as biking the Canadon Macho, horse riding at Estancia Lazo, or hiking to Paso de Agostini.
DAY 7 | EL CALAFATE
Road transfer after breakfast for approximately 3.5 hours to El Calafate, crossing the border into Argentina, to check into Xelena. The remainder of the afternoon and evening is at leisure.
DAY 8 | EL CALAFATE
Morning at leisure to enjoy your accommodation, perhaps the pool or spa, before meeting your guide to drive to the glorious Perito Moreno glacier in the afternoon.
DAY 9 | BARILOCHE
Fly to Bariloche and check into Estancia Peuma Hue. Afternoon at leisure or perhaps choose to walk about the property and explore its numerous waterfalls and creeks, mountain trails, forests, valley and lake.
DAY 10 | BARILOCHE
At the estancia enjoy activities such as horseriding, boat rides, fly fishing, kayaking, trekking, or perhaps relax with wine tasting and a massage.
DAY 11 | BARILOCHE
Further enjoy the activities onsite such as birdwatching, yoga classes, a cooking class, swimming (for the brave!) or more hiking, kayaking and fishing and horse riding.
DAY 12 | BUENOS AIRES
Fly to Buenos Aires and check into the Sofitel Buenos Aires Recoleta, located in one of the city’s best neighbourhoods. After freshening up, head out with your guide to explore the city’s highlights such as La Boca, the birthplace of tango.
DAY 13 | BUENOS AIRES
Full day at leisure to explore Recoleta or trendy Palermo. Visit some of the city’s boutique shops, art galleries, museums, parks, cafes and restaurants – the choice is yours! This evening you are collected by your guide and taken to La Faena Hotel for dinner and to watch the Rojo Tango show.
DAY 14 | BUENOS AIRES
You are picked up early this morning and taken to the outskirts of the city to visit Tigre and the Delta of Parana river, the vast region among the world’s largest deltas. Enjoy a boat navigation on the vast maze of canals and tributaries, stop for lunch and admire the local inhabitants. Return to Buenos Aires late this afternoon.
DAY 15 | IGUAZU
Fly from Buenos Aires to Iguazu and check into the Melia, the only hotel located within the Iguazu National Park. The remainder of the afternoon and evening is at leisure for you to enjoy the property’s onsite facilities such as the pool, or perhaps walking about the grounds of the hotel.
DAY 16 | IGUAZU
Enjoy a journey taking part on The Great Adventure – explore vast jungle before boarding a boat to navigate the lower Iguazu River, heading towards the waterfalls and enjoying the rapids, getting you also soaked! Late this afternoon enjoy a helicopter over the falls, further concreting your incredible experience.
DAY 17 | IGUAZU
A busy day awaits! Leave the property early for a lengthy drive to San Ignacio to visit the 16 and 17th century Jesuit Ruins, declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1984.
DAY 18 | BUENOS AIRES
Return to Buenos Aires by flight and check in again at the Sofitel. The afternoon and evening is at leisure for you to further explore Recoleta, perhaps stop in at the cemetery to view Eva Peron’s grave and to later dine in one of the city’s fabulous restaurants
DAY 19 | INFLIGHT
After breakfast your journey comes to an end. Inflight or continue your arrangements else where in South America.
WHERE YOU’LL STAY
A selection of the finest hotels and lodges
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
Tierra Patagonia – Torres del Paine
Tierra Patagonia, with only 40 guest rooms and suites, sits on a bluff where the vast pampas meet Lake Sarmiento. Tierra Patagonia brings cutting edge design, casual but exclusive accommodation, a superb range of outdoor excursions and legendary hospitality to one of Chile's most iconic destinations. Read More
Xelena Hotel & Suites
Xelena Hotel & Suites is centrally located in El Calafate for those who wish to use the stay as a base while walking about the town and exploring nearby bars and restaurants. Enjoy the onsite facilities such as the indoor pool and jacuzzi, or simply take some time to rest in between travelling points and take in the magnificent lake views and those of the mighty Andes. Read More
Estancia Puema Hue
Estancia Puema Hue is located just 35 minutes from Bariloche but feels a world away with its lakeside location with dramatic mountain peaks surrounding it. Enjoy exploring its 500 acres on foot, on the back of a horse or canoeing the lakeside. Wooden furniture, long tables, log fires and fresh food in conjunction with the setting allow for some R&R or for adventurous exploration. Read More
Sofitel Buenos Aires Recoleta
Located in the exclusive Recoleta neighborhood, which comprises elegant boulevards and leafy parks, The Sofitel Buenos Aires Recoleta is the perfect base for your city stay. The property combines incredible style and European sophistication with the warmth of Argentine tradition. Read More
Melia Iguazu – Iguazu
The Melia is the only hotel on the actual premises of Iguazu National Park, set right by the Iguazú Falls, with a breathtaking view of Devil’s Throat. Guests can walk straight out from their rooms and are immediately immersed in the national park, within walking distance of the falls. Read More
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