Chile and Argentina: Wild Patagonia and capital attractions
Day 1-4 Santiago
Wealthy Santiago is Chile’s cultural hub and cosmopolitan capital. Ride the funicular up Cerro San Christobal and admire the views across the surrounding countryside before descending to the cafes, restaurants and bars of the lively Bellavista district. Las Condes, nicknamed Sanhattan, is the place to go to search out a hot deal in the best malls in town.
Transfers to Punta Arenas 33h00m3h25m
Day 5-7 Punta Arenas
Travel almost as far south as you can to Chile’s most southerly city located on the Strait of Magellan. Punta Arenas is the jumping off point not only for travellers going to Antarctica but also those heading a few hours north of its airport to the spectacular Torres del Paine National Park. Before you leave, tour the Austral Brewery, visit the Braun-Menéndez Museum, Museo del Recuerdo and the Nao Victoria Museum.
Transfers to El Calafate 5h57m13h00m
Day 8-10 El Calafate
Immerse yourself in the breathtaking scenery of Argentina’s Los Glaciares National Park in the heart of Patagonia. Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the few left in the world that is growing rather than shrinking, is an easy drive from the city. Back in town, make sure you experience a traditional asado.
Transfers to Buenos Aires 31h00m2h55m