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Patagonian Explorer by Land & Sea

Santiago, Torres del Paine, a 4-night cruise from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia, then El Calafate & Buenos Aires; optional Iguazu Falls extension

Overview

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Style Small Group TourTravel with a small, intimate group of no more than 16 likeminded travelers (and often much fewer), escorted by an English speaking guide and/or tour manager for some or all of your journey. (Some exceptions, including special promotional packages, may accommodate up to 30.) More of these packages
Dedicated tour escorts & guides throughout
Departures December 2024 – April 2025 Group Size 8 travelers max
Themes ActiveGrand ToursNature & WildlifeSmall Ship Cruises
Activity Level Advanced
What to Expect This fast-paced, escorted tour involves a significant amount of walking or hiking, often on uneven terrain, and climbing into and out of Zodiac boats and their landings. Because of this, and the cruise ship has no elevators requiring being able to climb up and down several flights of stairs, a high level of physical fitness is necessary to enjoy the trip entirely. The Patagonia cruise portion of the tour may have up to 210 passengers. Travel safely and confidently with our new health & safety protocols.
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Explore amazingly diverse and fascinating Patagonia, a magnificent "off-the-beaten-path" region spanning portions of Chile and Argentina, where you'll find soaring mountains, windy plains that stretch endlessly toward the distant horizon, lush forests filled with ancient flora and fauna, and pristine glaciers. It is an enchanted voyage filled with contrast and beauty, excitement and adventure, and one that you will never forget.
 
Begin in Santiago, Chile's bustling capital, nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the soaring Andes Mountains. After touring the city's highlights and tasting renowned Chilean wine at a vineyard, explore the snow-capped mountain peaks, glaciers, lakes, and cascading rivers and waterfalls that call Torres del Paine National Park home.

Board your Patagonia cruise ship, the M/V Ventas Australis, at Punta Arenas and sail around the inlets and waterways of Tierra del Fuego and through the Straits of Magellan. The ship's fleet of Zodiac boats will whisk you to shore at various points along the way, and en route, enjoy fascinating presentations by the ship's naturalist-guides, all of whom are involved in the study of Patagonia and its natural treasures as well as its preservation.

After admiring the slow-moving Perito Moreno Glacier and exploring El Calafate, your journey comes to an end in Buenos Aires, the beautiful and diverse capital city of Argentina, where a rich history and culture, world-class cuisine, and spirited nightlife make this one of the world's most exciting destinations.

You don't want to miss this extraordinary opportunity! Your ship provides all the modern comforts you'll need or want during your expedition. Delicious and bountiful meals are served three times daily in the ship's dining room, encircled by huge picture windows so you don't miss a single view. Hot beverages, snacks, and even wine and other alcoholic beverages are served, free of charge, each day.

Package includes

  • Flights
  • Cruise
  • Coach
  • Transfers
  • Hotel
  • Meals
  • Guides
  • Round trip Flights from Miami to Santiago and Buenos Aires to Miami, including taxes & fees
  • All intra-South America flights
  • All ground transportation and transfers
  • 8 nights accommodation in first class hotels
  • 4 nights cruise aboard M/V Ventus Australis
  • 27 meals: 13 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 7 dinners
  • English-speaking local guides
  • Expedition specialist on board the cruise

Optional add-ons

  • Flights from other cities are available. Request pricing when making your reservation.
  • Optional post-tour extension to Iguazu

Why you'll love it

  • Enjoy 4 nights cruise through one of the most remote corners of planet Earth aboard the M/V Ventus Australis.
  • Explore Santiago on a guided tour, including San Cristobal Hill, Plaza Constitución, the Palacio de la Moneda, and Mercado de Abasto Tirso de Molina.
  • Visit a well-known Chilean winery and discover the art of winemaking as you indulge in tastings.
  • Wander Torres del Paine National Park and its snow-capped mountain peaks, glaciers, lakes, and cascading rivers and waterfalls.
  • Pass through "Silla del Diablo" and explore Milodón Caves, a natural monument composed of several caves.
  • Hike through the wonderful sub-Antarctic Magellanic forest.
  • Visit the Tuckers Islets and see Magellanic penguins and cormorants from the Zodiacs.
  • Admire the breathtaking views of Pía Glacier before navigating under the "Glacier Alley".
  • Enjoy the unique diversity of Ushuaia, the world's southernmost city that was once a penal colony.
  • Embark on a Perito Moreno glacier tour and admire the slow-moving ice mass.
  • Discover Patagonia's natural history and geology at El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center.
  • Explore the ancient Walichu Caves and marvel at the intricate cave paintings.
  • Tour Buenos Aires, including the historic Plaza de Mayo, the Casa Rosada, Avenue 9 de Julio, and more.
  • Indulge in a dinner paired with an exciting performance of the tango, Argentina's passionate national dance.

Dates & Prices

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If you want a few extra days to explore on your own, we may be able to arrange for you to stay later than the scheduled dates, including extra hotel nights and separate airport transfers, for an additional charge. Ask us about prices and availability when (or after) you book. More information Want to extend your trip?

Options & Fees

Patagonian Explorer by Land & Sea
ROOMING SELECTION/CABIN CATEGORIES1
Cabin B, Double Occupancy
Oct 10, 2024;  Dec 5, 2024;  Jan 6, 2025 unavailable
All other dates included
Cabin B, Single Occupancy
Sep 16, 2024;  Mar 27, 2025 $2249
Oct 10, 2024;  Dec 5, 2024;  Jan 6, 2025 unavailable
Cabin A, Double Occupancy
Sep 16, 2024;  Mar 27, 2025 $549
Oct 10, 2024 $719
Dec 5, 2024;  Jan 6, 2025 $1069
Cabin A, Single Occupancy
Sep 16, 2024;  Mar 27, 2025 $2999
Oct 10, 2024 $3499
All other dates $4559
Cabin AA, Double Occupancy
Sep 16, 2024 $719
Jan 6, 2025 $1349
Oct 10, 2024;  Dec 5, 2024;  Mar 27, 2025 unavailable
Cabin AA, Single Occupancy
Sep 16, 2024 $3199
Oct 10, 2024;  Dec 5, 2024;  Mar 27, 2025 unavailable
All other dates $4979
Cabin AAA, Double Occupancy
Dec 5, 2024;  Jan 6, 2025;  Mar 27, 2025 unavailable
All other dates $1959
OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS2
Tour the Palermo district $105

1. Cabin upgrades are subject to availability. We will confirm your cabin selection usually within 1 business day of your reservation. If the category you selected is unavailable, you'll have the option to select a different category.

2. Prices based on a minimum of two passengers.

POST -TOUR Iguazu Falls Extension1
Iguazu Falls Extension $1399
ROOMING SELECTION
Double Occupancy included
Single Occupancy $399

1. Note: Requires a minium of two passengers to operate

So that we can offer you the best deals, our packages are, like most hotels and cruises, priced based on double occupancy rooms or cabins. We charge solo travelers an extra fee to cover the extra costs of single occupancy rooms or cabins. (Consider: if you booked a $200/night hotel room solo, you would pay the $200 yourself; but if a couple booked the same room, each one would pay only $100.) But you only pay extra for the rooms or cabins, nothing else, including meals, sightseeing, tips, etc. Why are single rooms more?

Flights & Departure Cities

Departure Airports
Miami (MIA) included

This package includes round-trip flights from the city listed above.

Want to fly from another city? We can arrange flights from most major cities. Ask us for a quote for flights from your preferred city when (or after) you book, and we'll get back to you with the price and availability within 3 business days. Of course, you can also book your own flights. More information

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Depart USA

  • Your journey begins this evening as you depart from the USA

Day 2 Arrive Santiago, Chile

  • Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel
  • Take a cable car ride up San Cristobal Hill to see the Santiago skyline
  • See the urban area of Vitacura and visit Bicentenario Park
  • Join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner

Pullman Santiago Vitacura or similar Breakfast & dinner

Full Day Itinerary
Santiago, Chile

Arrive in Santiago, the bustling capital of Chile, where, after completing immigration and customs formalities, you will meet our representative and transfer to your hotel for check-in.

Experience breathtaking panoramic views of Santiago de Chile as you ascend San Cristobal Hill on a captivating cable car ride. Immerse yourself in the city's stunning skyline and surrounding natural beauty as you feel the gentle sway of the cable car and marvel at the vibrant cityscape below.

Pass through the modern residential areas of the city with their daring architecture and, finally, the bustling Providencia shopping zone. Then, continue to the Vitacura neighborhood and visit Bicentenario Park, where lush green spaces, serene lakes, and captivating sculptures create an idyllic urban oasis.

In the evening, meet your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner.

Day 3 Santiago, Chile

  • Explore the colonial district of Santiago
  • Visit the bustling Mercado de Abasto Tirso de Molina
  • Sip local wines during a tasting at Santa Rita Vineyard

Pullman Santiago Vitacura or similar Breakfast

Full Day Itinerary
Palacio de la Moneda, Santiago

Explore Santiago, located between the Pacific Ocean and the majestic Andes Mountains. Begin with a visit to the colonial district and Plaza Constitución. Later, visit the Palacio de la Moneda, which was built toward the end of the colonial period to house the Royal Mint and is now the seat of the Chilean government.

Later, visit Mercado de Abasto Tirso de Molina, better known as La Vega, for a glimpse of exotic fruits, local vegetables, and artisan cheeses. Wander the market's second floor to witness a blending of traditional Chilean ingredients and culture through the various ethnic restaurants serving up Chilean, Peruvian, and Colombian dishes.

This afternoon, journey through Chile's wine heritage with a visit to Santa Rita winery to explore vineyards, indulge in wine tastings, and discover the secrets behind the art of winemaking. Immerse yourself in the rich history and stunning landscapes as you savor exquisite wines surrounded by the charming ambiance of one of Chile's most renowned wineries. Wrap up the visit to Santa Rita with a visit to the Andean Museum, a contemporary building located within the vineyards, which houses a collection of around 3,000 archaeological and ethnographic pieces from the pre-Columbian era.

Day 4 Punta Arenas & Torres del Paine

  • Board your flight to Punta Arenas
  • Upon arrival, transfer to Torres del Paine

Hotel Las Torres Patagonia, Rio Serrano Hotel + Spa or similar Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Full Day Itinerary
Torres del Paine

After an early breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Punta Arenas, followed by a transfer to Torres del Paine. Later this afternoon, check-in at your hotel in Torres del Paine.

Note: December 5, 2024 and January 6, 2025 departures will stay at Rio Serrano Hotel + Spa. September 16, 2024 will stay at Hotel Lago Gray. All other dates will stay at Hotel Las Torres Patagonia.

Day 5 Torres del Paine

  • Enjoy a full-day tour of Torres del Paine

Hotel Las Torres Patagonia, Rio Serrano Hotel + Spa or similar Breakfast

Full Day Itinerary
Cordillera del Paine at sunrise

After an early breakfast, visit Torres del Paine National Park, which encompasses snow-capped mountain peaks, glaciers, lakes, and cascading rivers and waterfalls. The park's centerpiece is the Cordillera del Paine.

Walk along the shore of Grey Lake and, weather permitting, access the viewpoint of Grey Peninsula. Next, admire the beautiful surrounding landscape from the Mirador del Lago Grey (the view towards the Grey Glacier and the Macizo del Paine) before observing the Cuernos del Paine.

Later, make your way to the Salto Grande sector. Visit Lake Nordenskjold's viewpoint and enjoy diverse views on the undulating route that takes you little by little to the sector of Laguna Amarga. After admiring this pleasant spectacle, pass by the Mirador del Lago Sarmiento. In the early evening, return to the hotel.

Note: December 5, 2024 and January 6, 2025 departures will stay at Rio Serrano Hotel + Spa. September 16, 2024 will stay at Hotel Lago Gray. All other dates will stay at Hotel Las Torres Patagonia.

Day 6 Torres del Paine, Punta Arenas & Embark Ship

  • Explore the natural Milodón Caves
  • Transfer to Punta Arenas pier
  • Embark on the M/V Ventas Australis cruise ship
  • Enjoy a welcome cocktail reception and dinner
  • Sail through the mythical Straits of Magellan

M/V Ventus Australis or similar Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Full Day Itinerary
Milodón Caves

After breakfast, depart for Milodón Caves, a natural monument composed of several caves, including one cave notable for discovering the skin, bones, and other parts of a giant ground sloth called Mylodon darwini. To reach the caves, pass through a rock formation called "Silla del Diablo," a name given for its armchair appearance, which is said to have been the "seat" of the Milodón and that the legend transformed into "devil."

Transfer to the Punta Arenas port and board your expedition cruise ship. The captain and crew will welcome you with a cocktail reception on board. After the captain and crew's welcoming toast and introduction, the ship departs for one of the most remote corners of planet Earth. During the night, traverse the mythical Straits of Magellan and the Beagle Channel and travel through Patagonia and the fjords of Tierra del Fuego.

Day 7 Ainsworth Bay & Tuckers Islets

  • Discover the Marinelli Glacier in Ainsworth Bay
  • Visit the Tuckers Islets, home to Magellanic penguins

M/V Ventus Australis or similar Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Full Day Itinerary
Magellanic penguins

Arrive near the Marinelli Glacier in Ainsworth Bay and learn how life resurfaces after the ice has melted. Then, hike through the beautiful sub-Antarctic Magellanic forest. Visit the Tuckers Islets and see Magellanic penguins and cormorants from the Zodiacs.

Note: This excursion is replaced by a hike near a glacier in Brookes Bay in September and April.

Day 8 Pía Glacier & Glacier Alley

  • Disembark at Pía Glacier via Zodiacs
  • Hike to reach a panoramic view of Pía Glacier
  • Enjoy an evening sail through Glacier Alley

M/V Ventus Australis or similar Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Full Day Itinerary
Pía Glacier

By morning, enter Pía Fjord and board the Zodiacs for a shore excursion to Pía Glacier. After disembarking, take a short hike to gain a panoramic view of the spectacular glacier, which extends from the mountaintops down to the sea. Back onboard the ship, continue east along the Beagle Channel through Glacier Alley. Living up to its name, the passage features several impressive tidewater glaciers flowing down from the Darwin Mountains and Darwin Ice Sheet on the north shore. Most of them were named after European countries: Holland, Italy, Germany, Spain, and France.

Day 9 Cape Horn & Wulaia Bay

  • Disembark in Cape Horn National Park
  • Explore the fabled Wulaia Bay

M/V Ventus Australis or similar Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Full Day Itinerary
Cape Horn, Chile

Arrive at the Cape Horn National Park, the location of disembarkment, if the weather conditions are suitable, to experience the magic of walking through one of the southernmost points of the world, surrounded by charm and legends. In the afternoon, the ship will disembark at Wulaia Bay, a historic site of one of the largest settlements of the native Yagans canoeists. Finally, walk through the Magellanic forest where lengas, coigües, canelos, and ferns grow, among other species.

Day 10 Disembarkation, Ushuaia & El Calafate

  • Sail to the port of Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego
  • Visit the Ushuaia Maritime Museum
  • Board your flight to El Calafate
  • Upon arrival, meet your guide and transfer to your hotel

Mirador del Lago or similar Breakfast & lunch

Full Day Itinerary
Ushuaia, Argentina

Arrive at Port of Ushuaia, the most important city on the island of Tierra del Fuego and often called the world's southernmost city. The landscapes range from barren, windswept plains to quiet pine and beech forests, pristine blue lakes, and snow-capped mountains. Have the opportunity to learn more about Ushuaia's past at the Ushuaia Maritime Museum. The museum shows off much of Tierra Del Fuego's impressive maritime history with few original artifacts. The majority of the displays include scale models of tall ships and merchant vessels that first plied these waters, maps, and charts used by early explorers, including Ferdinand Magellan, Francis Drake, Thomas Cavendish, and Oliver van Noort, and the first voyage of the HMS Beagle. Transfer to the airport for your flight to El Calafate, and upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for check-in.

Day 11 El Calafate & Perito Moreno Glacier

  • Enjoy the Perito Moreno glacier tour
  • Sail along Lago Argentino for a close-up look at Perito Moreno Glacier

Mirador del Lago or similar Breakfast & lunch

Full Day Itinerary
Perito Moreno Glacier

This morning, travel to the Glaciers National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to some of Argentina’s most spectacular areas, including the Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the planet’s few advancing glaciers. You’ll experience this magnificent natural wonder from various vantage points. Begin with views from the footbridges and then sail along the Lago Argentino for a close-up look at the glacier. The Perito Moreno glacier is formed by large blocks of ice in constant motion. Along the way, you’ll hear the ice as it cracks, splits off from the glacier, and dramatically falls, splashing into the water below. After lunch inside the park, spend some leisure time exploring the glacier on your own before returning to El Calafate.

Day 12 El Calafate & Buenos Aires

  • Visit El Calafate's 20th-century old town
  • Venture into the ancient Walichu Caves
  • Board your flight to Buenos Aires

Loi Suites Recoleta Hotel or similar Breakfast

Full Day Itinerary
Walichu Caves

After breakfast, enjoy a panoramic sightseeing tour of El Calafate's old town, with its 20th-century settler buildings. Watch for flamingoes, geese, and other birds on the shores of Laguna Nimez. Then, explore Patagonia's natural history and geology at El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center. Step back in time and venture into the ancient Walichu Caves, nestled on the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi in Argentina. Marvel at the remarkable cave paintings that offer a glimpse into the lives and rituals of indigenous communities that inhabited the area thousands of years ago. Immerse yourself in the mystical atmosphere as you explore the caves and connect with this extraordinary archaeological site's profound history and cultural significance. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires.

Day 13 Buenos Aires

  • Explore Buenos Aires, including the Plaza de Mayo and La Boca districts
  • Enjoy an exciting tango dinner show

Loi Suites Recoleta Hotel or similar Breakfast & dinner

Full Day Itinerary
La Boca

Your exploration begins with a coffee and pastry stop at a historic Café Tortoni in Buenos Aires. Then, continue to the historic Plaza de Mayo, the city's political center. See the Casa Rosada, the presidential palace from which Juan and Eva Perón spoke to throngs of adoring Argentinians. Next, make your way to Avenue 9 de Julio, the widest avenue in the world, and then to Florida Street, a true shopper's paradise. Discover the main Avenues of Buenos Aires: Corrientes Avenue, filled with theatres and nightlife; de Mayo Avenue, with a substantial Spanish influence; and Florida Street, where you might catch a tango demonstration. Later, arrive at La Boca, the mouth of the Rio de la Plata where the Riachuelo flows. Before its relocation further North, it was the historic port of Buenos Aires. This district was the refuge of the immigrants, predominantly Italians, between 1880 and 1930. Today, La Boca owes its popularity to the street "Caminito," where there are heaps of small humble houses made of colored sheet metal. The Argentine painter Quinquela Martin, a district native, originates from the first mismatched paintings of the small street, La Recoleta. Here, one knows why Buenos Aires is known as the "Paris of Latin America." Exquisite and refined, this place offers a lot of monuments and museums. Finally, visit Evita Perón's burial site. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for dinner and an exciting performance of the tango, Argentina's passionate national dance.

Day 14 Buenos Aires & Return to USA

  • Spend the day at leisure for independent exploration, or join an optional tour
  • Transfer to the airport for your overnight flight to the USA, arriving tomorrow morning

Breakfast

Full Day Itinerary
Buenos Aires, Argentina

After breakfast, enjoy a full day at leisure to explore the city on your own. Your tour guide will gladly make suggestions for independent exploration. Later today, transfer to the airport in Buenos Aires for your overnight return flight. Your fantastic wonderous adventure ends as you arrive in the USA the following morning.

Optional Excursion: Tour the Palermo district, $105
Bosques de Palermo, Buenos Aires

After breakfast, depart for Buenos Aires' vibrant Palermo district, famous for its beautiful mansions, regal avenues, and exclusive buildings. The area is divided into different barrios, each with its own unique identity: Palermo SoHo, the trendy area lined with cafés and designer boutiques; Palermo Hollywood, renowned for its restaurants, bars, and nightclubs; and Palermo Chico, also called Barrio Parque, lined with beautiful mansions, embassies, and regal avenues, and is home to Bosques de Palermo, the city's largest park. Visit the Bosques de Palermo, a vast wooded area in one of the wealthiest areas in the city. Reflect the urban ideas of the late nineteenth-century political class, liberal, modernist, and scientist.

Note: A minimum of 2 passengers is required. 

This tour involves some hiking and walking, and as the ship does not have an elevator aboard, you must be able to walk up and down several flights of stairs. Patagonia is a wild, rugged region, and our tour package is designed to get you up close and personal with the glaciers, terrain, wildlife and people of this area. While the cruise and shore excursions are not particularly strenuous and are suitable for most people, they do involve uphill walking, hiking, and traveling in a zodiac boat. Travelers who have certain physical limitations may find that they cannot fully participate in the tour program aboard the cruise. All passengers boarding the Australis cruise will be required to sign a disclaimer during check-in. Please review this disclaimer in advance to be certain you accept the terms, and contact us if you have any questions.

Iguazu Falls Optional Post-Tour Extension

Why not take advantage of your already-included international airfare to visit Iguazu Falls, one of the world's most spectacular natural wonders.

Day 14 Buenos Aires

  • Spend the day at leisure for independent exploration, or join an optional tour

Loi Suites Recoleta Hotel or similar Breakfast

Full Day Itinerary
National Congress of Argentina, Buenos Aires

After breakfast, enjoy a full day at leisure to explore the city on your own. Your tour guide will gladly make suggestions for independent exploration. Later today, return to your hotel for an evening on your own.

Optional Excursion: Tour the Palermo district, $105
Bosques de Palermo

After breakfast, depart for Buenos Aires' vibrant Palermo district, famous for its beautiful mansions, regal avenues, and exclusive buildings. The area is divided into different barrios, each with its own unique identity: Palermo SoHo, the trendy area lined with cafés and designer boutiques; Palermo Hollywood, renowned for its restaurants, bars, and nightclubs; and Palermo Chico, also called Barrio Parque, lined with beautiful mansions, embassies, and regal avenues, and is home to Bosques de Palermo, the city's largest park. Visit the Bosques de Palermo, a vast wooded area in one of the wealthiest areas in the city. Reflect the urban ideas of the late nineteenth-century political class, liberal, modernist, and scientist.

Note: A minimum of 2 passengers is required. 

Day 15 Buenos Aires & Puerto Iguazú

  • Board your flight to Puerto Iguazú
  • Transfer to Foz do Iguazu
  • Arrive to your hotel for check-in

Loi Suites Iguazu Falls or similar Breakfast

Full Day Itinerary
Aerial view of Iguazu Falls

After breakfast, transfer to the airport and board your flight to Iguazú Falls. Upon seeing Iguazú, Eleanor Roosevelt exclaimed, "Poor Niagara!" You'll soon discover why this UNESCO World Heritage Site is considered one of the world's greatest natural wonders! Straddling the border of Argentina and Brazil, the Falls consists of 275 inlets and cataracts that cascade down 250 feet, framed by multiple rainbows and mist that rises to 500 feet in the air. Iguazú is undoubtedly among the most impressive waterfalls in the world.

Depart to the Brazilian side of the falls. These semicircle-shaped falls are 8,858 feet wide, and their waterfalls reach 236 feet. Depending on the river flow, the number of waterfalls can vary between 150 and 300. No one has visited the Falls without being amazed by their beauty! Some twenty separate falls divide Brazil from Argentina, with Brazil's spectacular Floriano fall taking pride in place. The torrents of crystal clear water plunge down 250 feet, and the water's roar can be heard from miles and miles afar.

Return to Argentina and check into your hotel.

Day 16 Iguazú Falls

  • Tour the Argentinean side of the waterfalls
  • Admire the impressive Devil's Throat
  • Spend the afternoon at leisure, or an optional boat ride on Iguazú River

Loi Suites Iguazu Falls or similar Breakfast

Full Day Itinerary
Devil's Throat

This morning, admire a fantastic view of the falls and their dazzling display of power. Travel through the rain forest to the most spectacular sight at Iguazú: Devil's Throat, a massive U-shaped cataract measuring 270' high, 490' wide, and 2300' long. Spend the afternoon at leisure to explore further on your own, or take advantage of an optional nautical adventure along the Lower Iguazu River, sailing under the falls.

Day 17 Depart Iguazu & Return to USA

  • Transfer to the airport for your flight back to Buenos Aires
  • Upon arrival, transfer to the international airport for your overnight flight to the USA, arriving tomorrow morning

Breakfast

Full Day Itinerary
Aerial view of Puerto Iguazú

Take the morning to stroll through the laid-back town of Puerto Iguazú on your own, enjoy the lush gardens, or relax and cool off at your beautiful hotel pool. Later, transfer to the airport for your flight back to Buenos Aires.

Your fantastic adventure ends as you arrive in the USA the following morning.

Hotels & Ship

Hotels

Pullman Santiago Vitacura
Pullman Santiago Vitacura
First Class

The Hotel Pullman Santiago Vitacura is nestled in the affluent Vitacura neighborhood within walking distance of the Bicentenario Park and known for its flamingos and koi carp filled pond surrounded by modern buildings, art galleries, and posh rooftop bars with spectacular mountain views.

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Hotel Las Torres Patagonia
Hotel Las Torres Patagonia
First Class

Hotel Las Torres Patagonia is a rural, rustic, chic hotel that blends naturally into the backdrop, where horses roam during the day, and wild animals come out at night. Its privileged location is in the center of an Ecological Reserve, at the trail's entrance that will take you to the granite towers (Las Torres) in the heart of the Torres del Paine National Park.

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Rio Serrano Hotel + Spa
Rio Serrano Hotel + Spa
First Class

The Rio Serrano Hotel + Spa is an upscale hotel nestled in Torres del Paine region, just steps away from Serrano River, and surrounded by the mountains, glaciers, and lakes of southern Chilean Patagonia. Rio Serrano Hotel is a family business, welcoming tourists to visit the remote and majestic Torres del Paine National Park.

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Mirador del Lago
Mirador del Lago
First Class

Mirador del Lago is located in the small and picturesque town of El Calafate, known as the National Capital City of Glaciers. The quaint timber-and-stone building structure is nestled in the landscape of mountains and offers scenic views of Redonda Bay and Lake Argentino. The hotel offers modern amenities, a great place to relax or take a short 10-minute walk to the town center.

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Loi Suites Recoleta Hotel
Loi Suites Recoleta Hotel
Deluxe

Loi Suites Recoleta Hotel is located in the heart of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Situated in the upscale neighborhood of Recoleta, the hotel offers a prime location for exploring the city's cultural and historical attractions. You can easily access iconic landmarks such as the Recoleta Cemetery and the Teatro Colón, as well as nearby parks, museums, and vibrant shopping areas.

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Loi Suites Iguazu Falls
Loi Suites Iguazu Falls
Deluxe

Loi Suites Iguazu Falls is a luxury hotel located in the heart of the Iguazu National Park, on the Argentinian side of the Iguazu Falls. This property is surrounded by lush rainforests and just a short distance from the magnificent waterfalls.

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M/V Ventus Australis
M/V Ventus Australis

M/V Ventus Australis welcomes you aboard for a spectacular scenic cruise through the waterways of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. Launched in January of 2018, the M/V Ventus Australis was tailor-made to navigate narrow fjords and channels of the southern tip of South America, bringing you up close and personal with the spectacular glaciers, rugged terrain and pristine environment of this remote corner of the Earth.

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