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Discover Patagonia

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  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 14 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-5146
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
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  • Starts Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Ends Buenos Aires, Argentina
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Take part in a tango lesson taught by dancers at a venue popular with locals.
  • Enjoy a lecture on the Perito Moreno Glacier from an expert.
  • Walk with penguins on Martillo Island.
  • Navigate the Beagle Channel on a catamaran.
  • Explore Ushuaia (the earth's southernmost city)
The "Discover Patagonia" tour starts and ends in Buenos Aires. The "Discover Patagonia" tour is a wildlife trip that takes 14 days taking you through Buenos Aires, Ushuaia, Torres del Paine National Park, El Calafate and 3 other destinations in Argentina and Chile. This is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Amid the pristine landscapes of southern Argentina and Chile, snowcapped volcanoes and sparkling lakes set the backdrop for an exhilarating adventure. Experience Patagonia’s rugged natural beauty by foot, boat, and private vehicle, journeying from the idyllic town of Bariloche to Torres del Paine National Park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Come face-to-face with the Perito Moreno Glacier, part of the world’s third largest ice cap; navigate the legendary Beagle Channel, looking out for seabirds and sea lions; and round off your trip with a tango lesson in bustling Buenos Aires.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Buenos Aires
  • Day 2: Buenos Aires/San Carlos de Bariloche
  • Day 3: San Carlos de Bariloche
  • Day 4: San Carlos de Bariloche/Puerto Varas
  • Day 5: Puerto Varas
  • Day 6: Puerto Varas/Torres del Paine National Park
  • Day 7: Torres del Paine National Park
  • Day 8: Torres del Paine National Park/El Calafate
  • Day 9: El Calafate
  • Day 10: El Calafate/Ushuaia
  • Day 11: Ushuaia
  • Day 12: Ushuaia/Buenos Aires
  • Day 13: Buenos Aires
  • Day 14: Buenos Aires
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Hotels (13 nts).
Meals
  • 13 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
    Note: Allow USD545-710 for meals not included.
Transport
  • Bus/van, plane, boat, ferry, hiking, walking.
Guide
  • CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides.
Included activities
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Glacier Talk
  • El Calafate
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Penguin Rookery & Beagle Channel Excursion
  • Ushuaia
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Local Tango Lesson
  • Buenos Aires
  • Your Discover Moment: San Carlos de Bariloche
  • Arrival transfer
  • Bariloche Circuito Chico tour
  • Scenic lake crossing aboard the "Cruce de Lagos"
  • Excursion into Torres del Paine National Park
  • Guided tour to the Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Buenos Aires city tour
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to/from Buenos Aires are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Discover Patagonia tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
  • Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
  • Protected Travel within your own bubble.
  • Professional Access our Travel Specialists' insider knowledge.
  • Privacy Enjoy a tour focused solely on you or your travel group.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes
CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Discover Patagonia tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 13 October 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 13 October 2022, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Discover Patagonia tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Discover Patagonia tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

Age Requirement

minimum 12 years old

Does this trip suit me?
  • 1. Trip Type : Small Group Group trips average 12 travellers per departure, depending on the adventure. The maximum is usually no more than 16, but some can be smaller or bigger, depending on the trip.
  • 2. Travel Style : National Geographic Journeys Greater exploration, insider access, and the freedom to roam – all without sacrificing comfort.
  • 3. Service Level : Upgraded Quality accommodations and more inclusions than on other G Adventures tours, like meals, private transport, and activities.
  • 4. Physical Grading : 3 - Average Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • Elevated hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected.
  • This tour requires you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before your departure day or have a negative PCR test within 96 hours before your departure day.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • What is the best month to visit Argentina?

    Argentina is the world’s eighth-largest country, with a wide variety of landscapes. So, depending on the kind of trip you have in mind, you can visit the country throughout the year. Overall, the best time to visit Argentina is between December and February—the beaches are warm and welcoming. If you want to explore the spectacular wilderness of Patagonia, the ideal time is between December and March, though it can get crowded. March to May is perfect to cover Buenos Aires and the Lake District. Mid-June through to October in Argentina is great for winter-sports enthusiasts. The best ski conditions are from mid-July till early September. However, do note that July is the winter vacation month and sees local crowds in many ski resorts. More information here.

  • Is Argentina expensive to visit?

    Though Argentina is not among the cheapest countries to visit, if you’re bringing in a higher-value currency, it will not seem very expensive. If budget is a constraint, it is possible to squeeze in a trip for as little as USD 40 a day (we’re talking hostel accommodation, public transport, etc). But for a more comfortable trip, be prepared to shell out upwards of USD 100. Typically, coastal towns like Del Plata and popular tourist destinations like Patagonia are more expensive. Pro tip: think US dollars and not Argentine pesos because the value of the local currency may not be what you’ve researched online.

  • How many days do you need in Argentina?

    We recommend a minimum of two weeks in Argentina, but for a truly comprehensive experience that takes in the entire length of the country, you’ll need 21 to 25 days. Though a three-week tour to Argentina would include internal flights, you will not only visit the best destinations but also discover some hidden gems. If you have limited time to spare, focus on a few places. So, in 7 days you can soak in the culture and urban rhythms of capital Buenos Aires and visit a few more highly rated destinations like Salta, Iguazu Falls, or Patagonia. For more details on how many days to spend in Argentina, see here.

  • Do they speak English in Argentina?

    English is not spoken widely in Argentina. You might meet younger people in big cities who speak English, and it is generally understood in the tourist industry, but beyond that don’t expect to find too many English speakers. Argentina’s official language is Spanish and most of the country’s 45 million people speak it. Anyone visiting from Spain or other Spanish-speaking countries like Mexico will not find it too hard to navigate the language barrier, though dialects and pronunciations are different. Italian comes second, with around 1.5 million speakers. Other languages with a significant number of speakers include Arabic, German and Yiddish. 

  • What is considered rude in Argentina?

    Though Argentinians are not considered to be very punctual, not respecting a schedule in a business meeting may be interpreted as being rude. Do not discuss politics and do not, under any circumstances, talk casually about the Falklands War (Argentines call it Guerra de las Malvinas, incidentally). If a type of herbal tea called ‘mate’, which is quite popular in Argentina, is offered to you in a small vessel, it is impolite to say ‘no’. (If you don’t enjoy it, it's okay to refuse the next round.) Argentines stand close to each other while speaking. Don’t back off—it may be considered discourteous. 

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