Argentina & Chile holiday, crossing the Andes

“A 13 day tailor made tour of Argentina and Chile’s best bits with an exciting lake crossing between the two countries, too.”


Buenos Aires | Mendoza | Santiago de Chile | Puerto Varas | Vicente Perez National Park | San Carlos de Bariloche | Campanario Hill | Llao Llao peninsula | Moreno Lake

Description of Argentina & Chile holiday, crossing the Andes

On this tailor made Chile and Argentina holiday you’ll explore both countries, crossing the Andes mountain range to navigate between the two. This is a route that is both exciting and historic. Traditionally used by the country’s indigenous inhabitants, it was adopted by Jesuit missionaries and then formalised by German colonisers who arrived in the region in the 1900s.

Highlights of your journey include the vibrant city of Buenos Aires, where you’ll get to try your hand at the iconic Tango; Mendoza, the heart of the country’s wine region, where you can tour local vineyards and taste local Malbec and Cabernet; picturesque Puerto Varas, which sits at the shores of Lago Llanquihue and is overshadowed by snow-capped mountains; and Bariloche, a town known for its alpine-style architecture and gorgeous setting high in the Argentinean Lake District.

Included in the price are daily breakfast, English speaking guides and tours, activities and transfers as listed. As this is a tailor made tour we are available to discuss any individual arrangements you may wish to make.

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

Responsible tourism

Argentina & Chile holiday, crossing the Andes

Carbon reduction

Your holiday will help support local people and conservation. We must also reduce CO2. Learn about the CO2 emissions of this holiday and how to reduce them.


We use only certified local nature guides that are trained in ecology, conservation and animal protection. The guides and clients have to adhere to a zero footprint policy when entering national parks and protected areas.
During the course of this tour, you will visit Nahuel Huapi National Park, which is the oldest national park in Argentina, established in 1934. It surrounds Nahuel Huapi Lake in the foothills of the Patagonian Andes. Its landscapes represent the north Patagonian Andean Zone consisting of three types, namely, the Altoandino (with perpetual snow above an altitude of 1,600 metres), the Andino-Patagónico (in the lower reaches of the hills) and the Patagonian steppe. It also represents small parts of the Valdivian Rainforest.
National Park entrance fees during this tour are paid directly to the national park by the clients to ensure that they directly support the parks´ maintenance and preservation.
During our visit to the national parks, we ask our clients to keep all waste with them until back in the nearest town, to walk only on designated paths, and not to pick flowers or disturb the natural resources.
On different occasiones throughout this journey you’ll use buses & coaches to get around. Bus/coachtransport is not only just the best option by far from an environmental stand point; it also offers great opportunity for cultural interaction with your fellow bus travellers.
We also encourage clients to drink the high quality tap water that exists in this region rather than buy bottled water, to avoid excess waste of plastic bottles, a large proportion of which end up in limited landfill or discarded in waterways and natural environments.
All transport required use low carbon fuel.
In the office we have a minimum use paper policy whereby all travel itineraries, reservations and confirmations are sent to customers and maintained by us in PDF format. Any paper used is used double sided and any waste paper and cardboard in recycled. All ink and toner cartridges are refilled and reused.
All our furniture has previously been owned and was purchased at auctions.
We check the environmental credentials of all our suppliers and service providers before doing business with them.
Our staff in Buenos Aires walk, cycle or take the bus or tube to work instead of driving.


We employ and contract the services of local people throughout Argentina. We have a “study-time” holiday for employees who are undertaking any further education courses.
We have a “national first” policy whereby we give preference to local products. We use accommodation of small local suppliers and not multinational chains. We also encourage our clients to consume local handicrafts at local markets.
A percentage of all profits is donated to a charity that provides a “reinsertion program” for vulnerable adolescents that have dropped out of the formal education system.
We only use accommodation providers that comply with the law and have an active policy & procedure to eliminate child abuse, prostitution and people trafficking.
All our tours contribute to the local community by providing our clients access to their customs, products, music and language in each destination. We encourage our clients to visit small local restaurantes that comply with organic & healthy living best practice.

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