Chile, Argentina + Atacama Private Tour

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Why You Should Go

Buenos Aires is perhaps our favorite city in all of South America. A big reason is Buenos Aires’s lively street scene, including the San Telmo open air antique markets and its array of outstanding restaurants and Tango! Notwithstanding the various financial woes besetting Argentina over the past few years, Buenos Aires remains the country’s beaming star. In contrast to the polluted, skyscraper-lined megacities of other Latin American cities, Buenos Aires has impressive wide boulevards and lush, plentiful parks that border its grid plan. European monuments and grand opera houses have become symbols of the city’s sophistication since the early 20th century, when agricultural wealth from the nation’s heartland transferred the capital. In places like La Boca, near the city’s port, cobblestone streets are alive with animated crowds and Italian boutiques. We are big fans of the areas thriving art scene which attracts a young, dynamic expat crowd. Across the city as a whole (according to Baker & McKenzie) more than half of all property transactions between 2002 and 2006 were from foreign buyers.

Best Travel Time: Spring Summer Fall Winter

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Torres del Paine

Sample Itinerary

12 Days

Each private luxury tour is custom to the wishes of each client. This itinerary is a sample. Our Sister Company, TRAVNET, may provide assistance with mileage points conversion. Do not hesitate to call Randy to create your custom tour.

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Day 1

Fly to Santiago
Through our sister company, premium air provider TRAVNET, we may assist with your international airfare, as well as with mileage points conversion.

Meals:
Accommodations:

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Marble Caves, Chile
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Day 2

Arrive Santiago + Fly Santiago/Calama + Drive Calama/Atacama

Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations: Alto Atacama

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Alto Atacama
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Day 3-5

Atacama Desert Activities
We feel the splendid, stark wilderness of Chile’s Atacama Desert rightly deserves a place among the world’s notable natural wonders. Atacama’s unmatched beauty and colorful moonscape-like remoteness is truly spellbinding. Biking, trekking and horseback riding are among the fun activities in this alternate universe.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations: Alto Atacama

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Atacama Desert
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Day 6

Drive Atacama/Calama + Fly Calama/Santiago
Upon arrival, you will embark on a half day Santiago private tour. It is one of the most modern cities on the continent, yet still retains a colonial influence with many beautiful historical buildings and plazas. It is also a city surrounded by fertile wine-producing valleys and world-class ski resorts, and is within an hour’s drive of the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy the fabulous museums, shops and restaurants.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodations: Singular Santiago

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Santiago
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Day 7

Private Touring Valparaiso + Casa Blanca Valley
You will be met by your private guide and driver for a full day private touring beginning with a city tour of Valparaiso and continuing on to Casa Blanca Valley before being returned to your hotel to rest for your flight tomorrow to Patagonia.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: Ritz Carlton Hotel

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Casa Blanca Wine Valley
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Day 8

Fly Santiago/Patagonia
Upon arrival in Puerto Natales, you will be privately transferred to Patagonia Camp.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations: Patagonia Camp

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Patagonia Camp
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Day 9

Patagonia Camp
Today you may enjoy a full day excursion exploring and hiking the Chilean Patagonia including a 4-hour boat ride on the lake surrounded by icebergs before continuing on to Sal Grande where you will hike up Nordenskjold with views of the amazing Paine Massif

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations: Patagonia Camp

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Patagonia
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Day 10

Torres del Paine Excursion
You may begin your day by trekking the Ascencio Valley where, from above, you will see the Ascencio River. A boxed lunch will be provided. After lunch you will continue to the forest of the native Lenga (Beech) trees until reaching the glacial moraine. From here it’s a 1-hour trek to the top. This trek is spectacular where you get to view the 3 pink granite towers with its glacial lake below that made the park famous.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations: Patagonia Camp

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Torres del Paine
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Day 11

El Calafate Excursion
El Calafate is a small tourist village placed at the southern coast of Lago Argentino and considered the gateway to Los Glaciares National Park. Here you will be able to see the Perito Moreno Glacier, considered the weight wonder of the world and the spectacle of the national park.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations: Eolo Lodge

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El Calafate
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Day 12

Argentina/Home

Meals: Breakfast–
Accommodations: Eolo Lodge

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Guanacos in Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

Hotels

The only lodge in the San Pedro region completely enveloped by natural surroundings, Alto Atacama’s design was influenced by local village architecture and conceived to blend seamlessly into its environment. Alto’s “Andescape” concept of decorative flora its stable of friendly llamas and alpacas, fine local cuisine, and Leave No Trace-schooled guides, make this hotel worth the visit. Alto has 42 rooms, an award-winning spa, and 6 swimming pools(!).

Alto Atacama

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The only lodge in the San Pedro region completely enveloped by natural surroundings, Alto Atacama’s design was influenced by local village architecture and conceived to blend seamlessly into its environment. Alto’s “Andescape” concept of decorative flora its stable of friendly llamas and alpacas, fine local cuisine, and Leave No Trace-schooled guides, make this hotel worth the visit. Alto has 42 rooms, an award-winning spa, and 6 swimming pools(!).

This 5-Star, 62-room hotel is in the heart of downtown Santiago, nestled in the lively Lastarria neighborhood and adjacent to Cerro Santa Lucia Park. This green hotel, seamlessly fits in the iconic neighborhood of Lastarria, which epitomizes the pride and creativity of the people of Santiago. The Singular Santiago is a striking combination of the early 20th century design of Santiago and neoclassical French architecture. The hotel is mere minutes away from the Museum of Visual Arts, the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Gabriela Mistral Cultural Center. Amenities include a rooftop bar with park views, a small outdoor pool, and a spa featuring a Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna, and gym.

Singular Santiago

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This 5-Star, 62-room hotel is in the heart of downtown Santiago, nestled in the lively Lastarria neighborhood and adjacent to Cerro Santa Lucia Park. This green hotel, seamlessly fits in the iconic neighborhood of Lastarria, which epitomizes the pride and creativity of the people of Santiago. The Singular Santiago is a striking combination of the early 20th century design of Santiago and neoclassical French architecture. The hotel is mere minutes away from the Museum of Visual Arts, the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Gabriela Mistral Cultural Center. Amenities include a rooftop bar with park views, a small outdoor pool, and a spa featuring a Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna, and gym.

Nestled on the shores of Lake Toro and facing the dramatic Torres del Paine massif, Patagonia Camp is committed to taking care of its beautiful Patagonian surroundings. This is why the Patagonia Camp is built in a way that respects the environment as much as possible. Through non-invasive architecture, the property visually and structurally adapts to the landscape in the area. The camp is completely built on top of wooden posts – the terraces around the yurts, the common areas and the board walks all connect to the main hall. The camp maintains the existence and survival of the plants, bushes and trees that have lived in the area for hundreds of years.

One of our local guides, Santiago, feels the remote/picturesque location enables you to be totally immersed in the natural surroundings, with daily group hikes to the surrounding areas. Limited to only 18 yurts, Patagonia Camp is in effect, a 5-star luxury camp with good food and a noted collection of house wines.

Patagonia Camp (RL)

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Nestled on the shores of Lake Toro and facing the dramatic Torres del Paine massif, Patagonia Camp is committed to taking care of its beautiful Patagonian surroundings. This is why the Patagonia Camp is built in a way that respects the environment as much as possible. Through non-invasive architecture, the property visually and structurally adapts to the landscape in the area. The camp is completely built on top of wooden posts – the terraces around the yurts, the common areas and the board walks all connect to the main hall. The camp maintains the existence and survival of the plants, bushes and trees that have lived in the area for hundreds of years.

One of our local guides, Santiago, feels the remote/picturesque location enables you to be totally immersed in the natural surroundings, with daily group hikes to the surrounding areas. Limited to only 18 yurts, Patagonia Camp is in effect, a 5-star luxury camp with good food and a noted collection of house wines.

Eolo is a country lodge, comfortable and spacious, somewhat similar to ancient Patagonian “estancias”. The lodge is a compound of 17 suites, all with panoramic views. Similar to the Patagonia Camp, Eolo offers a wonderful natural setting with no sacrifice in comfort and outdoor activities including hiking, biking and horseback riding. One can observe Lago Argentino towards the north, La Anita Valley towards the east, and the Torres del Paine and the Rico branch of the same lake towards the south. A client staying here mentioned the lamb she had here was the best anywhere in South America! (RL)

Eolo Lodge

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Eolo is a country lodge, comfortable and spacious, somewhat similar to ancient Patagonian “estancias”. The lodge is a compound of 17 suites, all with panoramic views. Similar to the Patagonia Camp, Eolo offers a wonderful natural setting with no sacrifice in comfort and outdoor activities including hiking, biking and horseback riding. One can observe Lago Argentino towards the north, La Anita Valley towards the east, and the Torres del Paine and the Rico branch of the same lake towards the south. A client staying here mentioned the lamb she had here was the best anywhere in South America! (RL)

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Location

Overview

Argentina
Temperature
Highs: Low 80’s
Lows: High 60’s
Area
2.8 million sq km
1.1 million sq miles
Capital
Buenos Aires
Population
14.8 million
Language
Spanish
Currency
Pesos
Chile
Temperature
Highs: Mid 80’s
Lows: Mid 50’s
Area
272,045 sq km
105,037 sq miles
Capital
Quito
Population
14.8 million
Language
Spanish, indigenous languages
Currency
US Dollar

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