Patagonia 2024/2025: Journey to the End of the World (Chile, Argentina)

13 days
11-24-2024
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Travel itinerary
Price $3580

Price includes

  • Accommodation in 4* hotels in double rooms with breakfast.
  • Private transportation.
  • English-speaking guide assistance.
  • Local guides’ assistance.
  • Meals according to the tour program.
  • Whale watching cruise.
  • Boat trip along the Beagle Channel.
  • Boat trip to the Balmaceda and Serrano glaciers.
  • Entrance ticket to Tierra Del Fuego NP
  • Entrance ticket to Los Glaciares NP
  • Entrance ticket to Torres Del Paine NP
  • Tango show with dinner in Buenos Aires.

The price does not include

  • International airfare.
  • Domestic airfare.
  • Customary tips and personal expenses.
  • Travel insurance.

Welcome to “Patagonia 2024: Journey to the End of the World,” an expedition that promises to take you on an extraordinary odyssey through the pristine wilderness of Chile and Argentina’s southernmost realms. Patagonia, renowned for its rugged beauty, dramatic landscapes, and untamed wilderness, beckons the intrepid traveler to explore its remote and captivating corners.

Our program invites you to embark on a transformative adventure, where towering peaks, immense glaciers, pristine lakes, and vibrant ecosystems converge to create an awe-inspiring natural tapestry. This journey will lead you deep into the heart of Patagonia, offering encounters with remarkable wildlife, indigenous cultures, and the indomitable spirit of the region’s inhabitants.

From the iconic Torres del Paine National Park in Chile to the legendary Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina, every step of our expedition promises to be a testament to the Earth’s raw, unspoiled beauty. Join us as we traverse this vast and enchanting territory, where adventure and discovery await at the very end of the world. Patagonia calls, and we invite you to answer its irresistible summons on a journey of a lifetime.


Travel itinerary

1.day

Chicago- Buenos Aires

On this day, the group meets at the airport in Chicago. Passport and baggage check-in and flight to Buenos Aires.

2.day

Buenos Aires

Arrival at the airport for the flight to the capital of Argentina – Buenos Aires, once known as the Paris of the South. Upon arrival, we will begin our sightseeing tour. We will visit colorful La Boca district, as well as the beautiful streets of San Telmo. We’ll explore the Cathedral and Plaza de Mayo – the main square of the city, the site of many historical events, including the May Revolution, as well as demonstrations and protests. Then, we’ll visit the elegant and aristocratic Recoleta neighborhood and the famous cemetery, considered a work of art, where many famous personalities, such as Evita Peron, are laid to rest. After the tour, we’ll head back to the hotel for a short break, as in the evening, we have a special Tango show combined with dinner awaiting us.

3.day

BUENOS AIRES CITY TOUR- TIERRA DEL FUEGO NP

Farewell to Buenos Aires as we fly to Ushuaia – the City at the End of the World. Upon arrival, we’ll embark on a tour to Tierra del Fuego National Park, where we’ll admire snow-capped peaks, peat bogs, valleys of lush greenery, rivers, and lakes. The park was established in 1960 to protect the southernmost forests of the Beagle Channel and covers an area of 69,000 hectares. We’ll visit a viewpoint overlooking the Beagle Channel. During the tour, we’ll take short walks and see Lapataia Bay, Ensenada Bay, and Acigami Lake.

4.day

REJS KANAL BEAGLE- USHUAIA- EL CALAFATE

This morning, we will embark on a boat trip along the Beagle Channel. During the excursion, we’ll pass by the famous Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse and observe seabirds such as cormorants, as well as resting sea lions. After about 4 hours, we’ll return to Ushuaia.

In the afternoon, we bid farewell to Tierra del Fuego and head to the airport for our flight to El Calafate – a town located on the shores of Lake Argentino. El Calafate is known for sheep farming and is a tourist center that attracts many visitors to Los Glaciares National Park, home to three glaciers including the famous Perito Moreno Glacier. We’ll spend the night at a hotel in El Calafate.

5.day

PERITO MORENO

Rankiem wyruszymy do Los Glaciares, Parku Narodowego wpisanego na listę światowego dziedzictwa UNESCO. To właśnie tam znajduje się słynny lodowiec Perito Moreno, którego imponujące ściany sięgają 60-70 metrów, a czoło rozciąga się na 4 kilometry. Będziemy mieli okazję być świadkami niezwykłego spektaklu przyrody – obrywających się kawałków lodu, które są efektem nieustannego ruchu lodowca. Po południu wrócimy do El Calafate i spędzimy noc w hotelu.

Dla chętnych istnieje możliwość dodatkowego rejsu do czoła lodowca za dodatkową opłatą około 30 dolarów od osoby. Ponadto, dla odważnych i wytrwałych, istnieje możliwość uczestnictwa w mini trekkingu lub big ice trekkingu po lodowcu, pod opieką doświadczonych przewodników. Chęć udziału należy zgłosić przed wylotem, a koszty będą potwierdzone.

6.day

EL CALAFATE- PUERTO NATALES

We bid farewell to Argentine Patagonia and head to Chile, to Puerto Natales – a city located on the Last Hope Sound. Overnight stay in a hotel.

7.day

TORRES DEL PAINE NP

After breakfast, we’ll embark on a full-day excursion to the most beautiful mountainous national park in the South American continent – Torres del Paine. This national park, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and ranked as the fifth most beautiful place in the world by National Geographic, is often referred to as the Eighth Wonder of the World. It captivates every visitor with its stunning landscapes. During the tour, we’ll visit places like the viewpoint overlooking the beautiful Lake Nordenskjold, Lake Grey with its floating icebergs. Here, we’ll take a short walk to a viewpoint overlooking the Grey Glacier. We’ll also stop at a viewpoint overlooking Lake Pehoe with a view of the majestic Cuernos del Paine and the Paine Grande Mountain. Tonight, we’ll spend the night in the park at a lodge with a beautiful view of the majestic mountains.

8.day

TORRES DEL PAINE NP-PUERTO NATALES

Today, we continue our exploration of the park. We’ll marvel at the beautiful views of emerald lakes, mountains, and wild animals, and with a bit of luck, we might spot the King of the Park – the Puma. As we bid farewell to the park, we’ll visit the impressive Cacada Paine waterfall. On our way to Puerto Natales, we’ll stop at the Cueva del Milodon – a cave famous for the discovery of the remains of the extinct giant ground sloth Mylodon Darwini. Overnight stay at the hotel.

9.day

REJS DO LODOWCÓW BALMACEDA I SERRANO

In the morning, we will embark on a cruise to the Ultima Esperanza fjords at the foot of the Balmaceda and Serrano glaciers located in the Bernardo O’Higgins National Park. First, we’ll reach Monte Balmaceda and the glacier, then continue the cruise to Puerto Toro. Upon disembarking, we’ll embark on a short trek through the forest until we reach the wall of the Serrano glacier. Upon returning to the boat, we’ll enjoy a unique aperitif made with glacier ice. We’ll then return to Puerto Natales for the night.

10.day

PERTO NATALES- PUNTA ARENAS

Today we will arrive at the airport for a flight to Punta Arenas, the capital of Chilean Patagonia. Upon arrival, we will embark on a tour of the historical center of the city, visiting Plaza de Armas with the famous monument of Fernando Magellan, as well as Costanera with a view of the Magellan Strait. We’ll then return to the hotel for the night.

11.day

Francisco Coloane Park and Whale Watching - Puerto Natales

Today, very early in the morning around 4 a.m., we will embark on a tour to Francisco Coloane Park and Cape Froward, the southernmost point of the continental world, where glaciers, humpback whales, sei whales, southern dolphins, Toninas Overas, and Magellanic penguins are part of the natural wonders of this southern area of the Magellan Strait and Tierra del Fuego. It is one of the most remote and pristine places on the planet. The full-day excursion will allow us to experience nature in its most natural state.

We’ll drive 50 kilometers south of Punta Arenas to the port, from where we’ll sail for 10 hours. During the cruise, we can enjoy the unique landscape surrounded by mountains, glaciers, and lenga and coihue forests. The marine life present in this area will continue to surprise us due to its proximity and abundance: sea lions, petrels, cormorants, southern dolphins, humpbacks, etc., will make us feel that nature is tangible and alive here. After arriving at the port, we’ll return to Punta Arenas.

12.day

PUNTA ARENAS-SANTIAGO DE CHILE

Arrival in Santiago de Chile. From the airport, we will transfer to the hotel, where we will drop off our luggage before embarking on a sightseeing tour of Santiago, the cosmopolitan capital of Chile. We will visit Plaza de Armas (the famous square in the heart of Santiago), the Cathedral, the Central Post Office building, as well as La Moneda Presidential Palace. We’ll also explore the charming Paris-Londres neighborhood, including the historic San Francisco Church. Finally, we will head to the renowned San Cristobal Hill, where we will take a funicular ride to the viewpoint and admire panoramic views of the city and the Andes mountain range surrounding the metropolis. Return to the hotel. Overnight stay.

13.day

SANTIAGO- CHICAGO

Transfer to the airport and return to Chicago. We invite you to join us for more adventures with Rek Travel Adventure.

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The company is not responsible for any loss of customer's property due to burglary, theft, loss, etc. We also do not assume responsibility for any losses incurred by the customer in motels. Rek Travel reserves the right to change the itinerary due to circumstances beyond its control. The customer is obliged to comply with the tour regulations. Tour participants are insured according to the requirements of the US Department of Transportation for a total amount of $500,000 (insurance policy available upon request). Participants may opt for additional insurance coverage for hospital and outpatient treatment of illnesses acquired during the tour, as well as accidents in visited facilities (further information available at the office) for an additional fee.