Encompassing a narrow strip of land between the Pacific Ocean and the high peaks of the Andes, Chile includes the driest desert, the Atacama in the north, the agriculturally-rich Central Valley, snow-covered volcanoes, forests and tranquil lakes of the near south, and the wild and windswept glaciers and fjords of the far south. Travel Chile and you'll find the far south is home to some magnificent trekking opportunities, where guanacos, nandues (rheas), condors, pink flamingos and magellanic penguins abound. Chile travel aficionados also claim the south offers some of the world's finest salmon and trout fishing, and that at times the cuisine rivals the natural setting.
Patagonia Wonders of Nature (SAPWD)
When Magellan landed in Patagonia, he believed its inhabitants to be giants. While you won't find any mythical creatures on this trip, you will encounter magical scenery, mighty glaciers and towering peaks at Torres del Paine, Perito Moreno Glacier and Glacier National Park. And prepare yourself for stunning views on an expedition cruise from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas—including a landing at Cape Horn. With a mountain lodge stay, relaxed trekking and an expert guide to lead the way, you'll be creating legends of your own to share back home.
Highlights: Exploring Patagonia's fjords and glaciers on an expedition cruise, Setting foot on the 'end of the earth' at Cape Horn, Photographing thousands of Magellanic penguins, Hiking amidst the stunning scenery of Torres del Paine National Park, Dancing the tango and sampling vibrant vintages in sophisticated Buenos Aires.
Breathe in the Incan spirit of La Paz and the tango palaces of Buenos Aires on this 2-week adventure. Connecting the Andes to the Atlantic, you'll journey across the surreal landscapes of the Atacama Desert and the Uyuni Salt Flats, feel like a sophisticate as you sip wine in Buenos Aires and pull back the curtain on the centre of the continent. Best of all, you'll do it in the company of other fun, young travellers. Don't choose between inspiring wilderness and urban sophistication—do it all.
Highlights: Discovering colonial cities and historic cultures, crossing the Uyuni Salt Flats and surrounding desert altiplano on a 4x4 excursion, witnessing the stunning scenery and unique cultures of northern Argentina, doing it all with other fun young travellers.
Bold as a Malbec, this trip serves up a brave new world of South American wine and food. Starting in Chile, you'll sample vintages of the Maipo Valley before crossing the Andes into Mendoza, Argentina for more vino and a cooking class that introduces traditional techniques. The adventure concludes in sophisticated Buenos Aires with a visit to a Planeterra project that trains youth in gourmet cooking, then into Uruguay for two nights at an estancia. With an expert guide and your domestic flights included, this is a vintage best enjoyed now.
Highlights: Touring vineyards near Santiago, Sampling wines and taking a cooking class in Mendoza, Visiting a Planeterra culinary training project, Seeing traditional life at a stylish 'estancia' in Uruguay, Savouring Buenos Aires sophistication.
Patagonia Wonders of Nature (SAPWD)
La Paz to Buenos Aires Adventure (SBLB)
Argentina & Chile Gourmet Adventure (SCGAD)
|Trip||Length||Style||Service Level||Starting Price|
|Patagonia Wonders of Nature (SAPWD)||15 days||Discovery Adventures||Comfort||
From $5499 USD
|La Paz to Buenos Aires Adventure (SBLB)||15 days||Yolo||Basic||
From $1599 USD
|Argentina & Chile Gourmet Adventure (SCGAD)||12 days||Discovery Adventures||Comfort||
From $2999 USD