Argentina and Chile 26 day tour
Tailor made itinerary to suit departure, with in country assistance included.
International flights can be quoted.
Domestic flights not included (approx £150 per flight)
Description of Argentina and Chile 26 day tour
This month long Argentina and Chile holiday is based on a carefully crafted itinerary that starts and ends in Buenos Aires. With several days in each place that we recommend you visit, you have plenty of time to take in some of South America’s most magnificent landscapes. Helped by the fact that we organise several internal flights to help you cover a lot of gorgeous ground.
Buenos Aires, with its sophisticated vibe that is all about music, food, wine and colonial heritage is an amazing place to get this trip off to a start, before venturing farther afield. Going from a cultural high to a natural one is what you will often experience on this trip as your next stop, travelling on your first internal flight, is the Valdes Peninsula, a UNESCO-listed Peninsula famous for southern right whales and Magellanic penguins. This is in fact the northern region of Patagonia and more of it awaits as you take a flight further south to Ushuaia, the world’s most southerly city, sandwiched between the Martial Mountains and the Beagle Channel. This is gateway to the South Pole, and you get a chance to explore the Channel by boat as well as Tierra del Fuego National Park, otherwise known as the island at the end of the world.
Head north again to El Calafate which is gateway to Los Glaciares National Park, the heart of glacial Patagonia which you also explore by boat, getting up close to giant glaciers, seeing or hearing them calve and taking in the tranquil surroundings of this frozen wonderland. From this point you head into Chile, after a seven hour bus journey to Puerto Natales where you will be transferred to the rugged and spectacular landscape of Torres del Paine National Park, another Patagonian great. As is Punta Arenas, which you will travel to via hire car, with plenty of time to take in this Chilean coastal heritage.
From the coast to the capital, take an internal flight up to Santiago, from which you head out into the famous wine country of the Maipo Valley. In complete contrast, your next stop after a few days to enjoy the luscious vineyard covered hills, is the Atacama Desert.
It is hard to find the perfect finale to a dramatic trip like this one, with so many contrasting landscapes, but after one final flight we offer you the perfect farewell at Argentina’s Iguazu falls. Forming a natural border with Brazil, you get to see the world famous falls from both countries, before taking a flight from Puerto Iguazu back to Buenos Aires where your trip will come to an end.
1 Reviews of Argentina and Chile 26 day tour
Reviewed on 13 Nov 2018 by Margaret Allinson
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?
The Iguazu Falls were magnificent. San Pedro, Moon/Death Valley beautiful place-sunset.
2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?
Drink lots of water, 50 factor sun cream.
3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
Yes, eating out shopping and jobs for local people. Warm clothes for cold mornings.
4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?
Really good, fascinating sites, friendly people, lovely hotels.
PlanetTravelling through Argentina and Chile can impact the environment with the size of the countries and all the internal flights needed, therefore we promote with the trips sustainable ways to help reduce carbon imprint through walking tours in cities, shared transfers from airports, hiking trips, sailing trips in the glaciers. We promote reducing the impact on the environment.
In our office in sunny Brighton we work hard to recycle as much as we possibly can. We even buy our paper off the same company we recycled it with resulting in a closed loop system. As we provide our staff with a healthy lunch every day, we also collect our food waste for compost so that it doesn’t end up in the land fill.
Our local suppler in Argentina and Chile share our values when it comes to recycling, also separating paper in their offices.
We encourage our customers to be responsible travellers in Argentina and Chile by including a document with their confirmation on topics to think about when they're away. This covers wildlife and fauna, how to prevent destruction through sensible buying of local artifacts made of rare wood or posing for photos with wildlife and interfering with it's nature habitat. Also included is a 'Keeping it Beautiful' section which reminds and encourages our customers to not litter, leaving rocks and plants where they are and trying to set a good example for other tourists and locals alike.
PeopleIn Argentina we support a local project and give our customers the option to make a small donation. They support low income families with their basic needs, improving their health, offering education and the chance to improve the quality of their lives. The project aims to feed, teach, strengthen and support the poorest families in Buenos Aires, offering the families work in a community orchard and farm, allowing families to generate their own basic needs, to find a place in the work force, improving their quality of life and integrating them back into society.
When travelling on the Beagle Channel or local guide will educate visitors on the responsible way to view the wonderful wildlife, explaining the importance of seeing things in their natural habitat, without disturbing and harming the environment.,
We’ve searched high and low in Argentina and found hotels offering small-scale, local charm to give you a real taste of Argentina and Chile. Locally run boutique hotels offering a unique experience with money going directly in to the country rather than staying in bland chain hotels.
Customers are encouraged to try out local restaurants and markets not only for enjoyment but to support these communities and the economy.
Our local partners only employ local people and offer them flexible working hours so they can fit their work around other commitments.