Empty and untamed, the massive southern portion of South America known as Patagonia is a land of endless steppe-like plains, jagged pinnacles and blue-white glaciers that stretches all the way to Cape Horn, the southernmost point in the Americas. The few human residents work on sheep estancicas (ranches); the true residents are wild guanacos and condors, Tierra del Fuego's sea lions, elephant seals and whales, and the tens of thousands of penguins that rook near Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. From the awesome sight of a glacier calving huge ice walls into a milky white lake, through the barren pampas to fairy-tale Bariloche, nestled in the Andes, Patagonia is stark and stunning, a place to come to feel insignificant in the face of Nature.
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.
Southern Discovery (SSB)
From the wineries of Santiago to the pristine beauty of Patagonia and the cosmopolitan flair of Buenos Aires, experience the riches of South America. Enjoy a taste of wilderness with hiking opportunities in Chile's Lake District and Argentine Patagonia before cleansing your palate for a wine tasting at a Santiago vineyard. Travel days are well paced and include short flights, allowing you the time to really experience the region’s highlights—in comfort and style. As an introduction to Chile and Argentina, this trip offers the perfect combination of guided excursions and free time to explore at your own pace.
Highlights: Wandering the streets and sampling the wines in Santiago, Soaking in the stunning natural beauty of the Lake District's volcanoes and waterways, Experiencing the sophistication of Buenos Aires.
Southern Explorer (SSR)
From natural wonders to some of the region’s most vibrant cities, experience the riches of South America on this comprehensive adventure that takes you from Chile to Argentina and Brazil. Enjoy the perfect combination of guided excursions and free time to explore the beauty of some of the world’s most breathtaking wonders—northern Patagonia and Iguassu Falls. Sip wine in Santiago, learn to tango in Buenos Aires and live it up in beachside Rio. Travel days are well paced and include short flights, allowing you the time to really experience the region’s highlights—in comfort and style.
Highlights: Appreciating the beauty of the Lake District's volcanoes, marvelling at Iguassu Falls, sipping caipirinhas on a Brazilian beach, experiencing a traditional family barbecue.
Patagonia Wonders of Nature (SAPWD)
|Trip||Length||Style||Service Level||Starting Price|
|Patagonia Wonders of Nature (SAPWD)||15 days||Discovery Adventures||Comfort||
From $5499 USD
|Southern Discovery (SSB)||8 days||G-Plus||Comfort||
From $1955 USDPromotions Available!
|Southern Explorer (SSR)||15 days||G-Plus||Comfort||
From $3520 USDPromotions Available!