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Explore Chile & Argentina
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9 days

from $3,879 AUD

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Offered in partnership with G Adventures, our National Geographic Journeys line blends fun, hands-on exploration, meaningful encounters with people and cultures, and more free time and choices—with the structure and security of traveling in a small group.

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Travelers should be in good health and comfortable walking or standing for extended periods of time. Daily activities may include walking tours, visits to sites, safari drives, and easy hikes; and some days will have more physical activities such as longer hikes, kayaking, snorkeling, or biking.

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Casual trips offer immersive travel experiences at an unbeatable value with free time and plenty of choices built into the itineraries. Accommodations are comfortable, well-located, and modest. Trips are led by dynamic local guides, some meals and activities are included, and transportation is provided for included excursions.

Max 16

EXPEDITION OVERVIEW
  • Sample vintages at a winery in Chile’s scenic Maipo Valley, and learn about local wines from a certified enologist.
  • Skim turquoise waters framed by snowcapped peaks on a cruise in Chile’s Lake District.
  • Help prepare a lunch of Chilean specialties at a family home in the charming lakeside town of Puerto Varas.
  • Enjoy an optional dinner with a tango performance in Buenos Aires.
Itinerary

From the tranquil wineries of the Maipo Valley and the green landscapes of northern Patagonia to the steamy tango joints of Buenos Aires, this nine-day adventure offers a window into the diversity of South America. Hike through Chile's Lake District, take one of the world’s most scenic ferry cruises, and sample the region's outstanding wines—included flights mean we can cover a lot of ground. Find a great adventure in the extreme south.

Day 1: Santiago

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Day 2: Santiago

Spend the morning with a wine expert, visiting a local winery outside Santiago and discussing the process that makes Chilean wine some of the best in the world. Sample various wines and enjoy a vertical tasting.

Day 3: Santiago/Puerto Varas

Fly to Puerto Varas, located in the stunning Chilean Lake District. Explore the countryside and Chilean culture as you visit the Puerto Montt's Angelmó fish market and the scenic town of Puerto Varas. After, visit a local family home and enjoy a “curanto," a beloved traditional dish. Mingle with your friendly hosts and try your hand at whipping up salsa pebre.

Day 4: Puerto Varas

Today is free to explore on your own. Opt to take an excursion to Chiloé Island.

Day 5: Puerto Varas/San Carlos de Bariloche

Travel by bus and ferry to Bariloche, Argentina. Visit the Petrohue Falls, then enjoy the sights from the “Cruce de los Lagos”, considered one of the most scenic cruises in the world.

Day 6: San Carlos de Bariloche

Free time to explore this stunning region. Opt to take a bike tour, hike, or explore the town's shops and restaurants.

Day 7: San Carlos de Bariloche/Buenos Aires

Fly to Buenos Aires and enjoy free time to explore this vibrant city.

Day 8: Buenos Aires

Enjoy a city tour of the "Paris of the Americas," visiting key sights and neighbourhoods including Plaza de Mayo, La Boca, and the famed Recoleta Cemetery. When you are done exploring, rest your weary feet and enjoy a drink in one of the many sidewalk cafés and restaurants. Spend the evening enjoying a night out with a light dinner in a local café before heading to a popular dance venue where we enjoy a lesson from local dancers. Opt to stay for Milonga, a neighbourhood tradition where students and teachers of the venue show up to practice their moves.

Day 9: Buenos Aires

Depart at any time.

PRICES & DATES

  • date 07 Dec 2019 - 15 Dec 2019
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $3,999 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $5,348 AUD Per Person

  • date 11 Jan 2020 - 19 Jan 2020
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    Sold Out
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    Sold Out

  • date 01 Feb 2020 - 09 Feb 2020
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $3,999 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $5,348 AUD Per Person

  • date 07 Mar 2020 - 15 Mar 2020
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $3,879 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $5,228 AUD Per Person

  • date 11 Apr 2020 - 19 Apr 2020
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $3,879 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $5,228 AUD Per Person

All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy or single occupancy unless otherwise noted, are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. Optional activities are at an additional cost.

  • Accommodation: Hotels (8 nts).
  • Meals: 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
  • Transport: Private van, plane, buses, ferry.
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Chilean Wine Experience, Santiago
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Chilean Cultural Tour and Local Lunch, Puerto Varas
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Local Tango Lesson, Buenos Aires
  • Arrival transfer
  • Visit Petrohue Falls
  • Scenic lake crossing aboard the "Cruce de Lagos"
  • Buenos Aires city tour
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

What's Not Included

  • Airfare to and from destination
  • Trip cancellation insurance or any other travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Any activity not described in What's Included
  • Meals on your own
  • Gratuities

My Own Room

During your trip, sometimes it's just more convenient and comfortable to have your own room. That's why we offer the "My Own Room" option - a single room all to yourself.

My Own Room Option: From $4,148

ABOUT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC JOURNEYS

Offered in partnership with G Adventures, our National Geographic Journeys line blends fun, hands-on exploration, meaningful encounters with people and cultures, and more free time and choices—with the structure and security of traveling in a small group.

Age Requirement:12+

All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.