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Luxury Small Group Journeys

Patagonia: Tierra del Fuego to Torres del Paine 2017


10 Days from $8,795

Limited to 18 guests

Marvel at the spectacle of a truly pristine wilderness as you visit a working Patagonian ranch, stroll among Magellanic penguins, explore rugged Torres del Paine and view the astonishing Perito Moreno Glacier.

A&K Advantages

Travel to the ends of the earth on a diverse itinerary that ranges from cosmopolitan Buenos Aires to rugged, untouched wilderness and the southernmost city in the world

Learn about life in the wilds during a private visit to a working Patagonian ranch, observing authentic skills, such as herding and shearing, and enjoying hiking and horseback riding

Stay in Ushuaia, Argentina, the southernmost city in the world; sail through the Beagle Channel, a beautiful passageway separating islands of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago; and stand amid a colony of Magellanic penguins

Choose your own way to explore wild Patagonia, including horseback riding, trekking or kayaking, and enjoy a visit to Torres del Paine

Admire the Perito Moreno Glacier, hearing it crack and roar like an incredible living mass

Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1:
Arrive in Buenos Aires, Argentina
DAY 2:
Buenos Aires/Ushuaia | Tierra del Fuego
DAY 3:
Ushuaia | Walking Among Magellanic Penguins
DAY 4:
El Calafate | Gateway to the Glaciers
DAY 5:
El Calafate | An Astonishing, Icy Spectacle
DAY 6:
Puerto Natales | Trekking, Kayaking, Biking & More
DAY 7:
Puerto Natales | Torres del Paine National Park
DAY 8:
Patagonia Fjords | Abundant Options to Explore
DAY 9:
Santiago, Chile | Farewell Dinner with Chilean Wines
DAY 10:
Depart Santiago

Extend Your Journey

Pre-Tour Extension: Uruguay 4 Days from $1,795 Learn More
Post-Tour Extension: Easter Island 5 Days from $3,495 Learn More
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DAY 1:
Arrive in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Fly to Buenos Aires, the elegant capital of Argentina and a city with European flair. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and relax with guaranteed early check-in. Tonight, gather for a welcome briefing, followed by a festive welcome dinner at famed Elena’s restaurant.

Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires
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Meals: Dinner
DAY 2:
Buenos Aires/Ushuaia | Tierra del Fuego

Explore Buenos Aires in the company of your expert Resident Tour Director. Visit the Plaza de Mayo, pass through the San Telmo neighborhood, continue to La Boca and walk along Caminito Street. After a light lunch, visit La Recoleta Cemetery, last resting place of Eva Peron. Then, fly approximately four hours south to Ushuaia — set in magnificent Tierra del Fuego, at the remote tip of South America. Your hotel, Arakur Ushuaia, is the starting point for the trails that run through Reserva Natural Cerro Alarkén, an area devoted to the preservation of native forests of lengas, ñires and coihues, and of various species of flora and fauna typical of the region. Tonight, enjoy dinner at the hotel, with a view of the city and Beagle Channel.

Arakur Ushuaia
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 3:
Ushuaia | Walking Among Magellanic Penguins

Drive to Estancia Harberton, the oldest estancia (farm) in Tierra del Fuego and an Argentine National Historical Monument. Embark on a private sail to Isla Martillo to walk among a teeming rookery of Magellanic penguins before continuing to Gable Island, in the middle of the Beagle Channel, for lunch. Relax and embrace the solitude of its remote, primal landscape, where wind, waves and birds make the only sounds. After lunch, sail back to Harberton and return to your hotel for an evening at leisure.

Arakur Ushuaia
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 4:
El Calafate | Gateway to the Glaciers

Enjoy a guided trek through Reserva Natural Cerro Alarkén along one of the area’s fascinating hiking trails. This afternoon, fly to El Calafate to experience Patagonian rural life.

Meals: Breakfast
DAY 5:
El Calafate | An Astonishing, Icy Spectacle

Today, visit the Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the few remaining advancing glaciers in the world. Hike at your own pace and ability along the seven “balconies” (walkways) located at different heights and distances from the glacier, each with magnificent views of the glacier’s northern and southern faces. After lunch within the park, enjoy a private visit to an authentic ranch and experience over 100 years of history along its sheep corrals, its main buildings and its landscapes. Watch sheep shearing and herding, and hike or horseback ride along the banks of Lago Argentino; you may see flamingos wading in its glacier-blue waters. Later, enjoy a dinner of lamb grilled on a traditional Patagonian cross-stake.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 6:
Puerto Natales | Trekking, Kayaking, Biking & More

Journey to Puerto Natales, where you check in and have a late lunch at your luxury hotel, before enjoying the remainder of your afternoon at leisure. It’s the beginning of three full days of exploration in spectacular Patagonia, led by your expert local guides. Today, choose from a wide range of exclusive expeditions and activities, such as horseback riding, trekking, kayaking and mountain biking — all designed to reveal Patagonia at its most authentic.

The Singular Patagonia
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 7:
Puerto Natales | Torres del Paine National Park

Today, enjoy time at leisure or explore the magnificent wilderness area of Torres del Paine National Park. This park was created by tectonic movements — the last ice age formed its rugged landscape and the motion of glaciers have continued to reshape it. The largest glaciers have all broken off from the southern Patagonian ice field, one of the world’s largest freshwater reserves. A UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, the park is renowned for its otherworldly landscape of granite spires, ice and deserted pampas. See firsthand how the jagged granite ridges and spires of the Torres del Paine mountains are magnificently serrated. Watch closely as you scan the peaks and you might pick out a soaring Andean condor riding an updraft, its ten-foot wingspan outspread. Tonight, after dinner, simply unwind in your room after your day of adventure, or, if the sky is clear, step outside for some impromptu stargazing, marveling at the ink-black Patagonian night sky awash with countless pinpoints of starlight.

The Singular Patagonia
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 8:
Patagonia Fjords | Abundant Options to Explore

Spend your day at leisure or choose from optional excursions offered by The Singular Patagonia. Choose from 20 expeditions with different grades of difficulty and duration, exploring fjords, mountains, glaciers, Patagonian forests and farms. Other activities include horseback riding, trekking, kayaking and mountain biking. Depending on weather conditions, you may also choose an optional sail through the Patagonian Fjords, reaching Last Hope Fjord and visiting Glaciers Balmaceda and Serrano. Begin your journey with an hour-long cruise to observe colonies of blue-eyed cormorants and sea lions. Disembark in Puerto Toro (Bernardo O´Higgins National Park), and hike to the mirador (viewpoint) overlooking Glacier Serrano, which borders a lagoon with icebergs that come from the base of the glacier. Next, sail to the end of Seno de Ultima Esperanza (Last Hope Sound), and the outlet of Lago Azul. If the tidal conditions allow, disembark on the beach to observe the abundant, pristine vegetation that surrounds the impressive Cerro Balmaceda.

The Singular Patagonia
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 9:
Santiago, Chile | Farewell Dinner with Chilean Wines

After a leisurely morning, drive to Punta Arenas for the flight to Santiago, capital of Chile, a vibrant city set against the backdrop of the Andes. Tonight, join your Resident Tour Director and fellow guests for a festive farewell dinner with savory Chilean wines.

The Ritz-Carlton, Santiago
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 10:
Depart Santiago

Explore Santiago during a morning tour of city highlights, including the Palacio de La Moneda Presidential Palace and the Plaza de Armas, with its impressive Cathedral and Central Post Office. Ride a funicular up San Cristobal Hill to view the stunning statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary and expansive views of Santiago. Relax this afternoon with special late access of your room, before you transfer to the airport and depart.

The Ritz-Carlton Santiago (dayroom)
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Meals: Breakfast (Dinner, Dec 19 departure only)

Pre-Tour Extension: Uruguay

Pre-Tour Extension: Uruguay

4 Days from $1,795

DAYS 1-2:

Arrive in Montevideo,Uruguay, and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy a welcome dinner. The next day, tour the city’s many highlights, including the Old City, Constitution Square and the marble Congress Building. Visit the Carrasco neighborhood.

Sofitel Montevideo
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Meals: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 3:

Drive to see Colonia’s Old City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and home to the Calle de los Suspiros (Street of Sighs). After lunch, transfer to the port and embark on a ferry to Buenos Aires.

Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 4:

Relax or explore cosmopolitan Buenos Aires before beginning your main journey

Meals: Breakfast

Post-Tour Extension: Easter Island

Post-Tour Extension: Easter Island

5 Days from $3,495

Internal Air From $970

Internal Air Routing: Santiago/Easter Island/Santiago

DAY 1:

Fly from Santiago to Easter Island, with its wellpreserved culture.

Explora Rapa Nui
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Meals: Dinner
DAYS 2-3:

Tour the island — stop at Rano Raraku volcano and view many moai statues. Enjoy lunch at your hotel. The next day, visit the stone walls of Ahu Vinapu and the “Bird Man Ceremony” site.

Explora Rapa Nui
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAYS 4-5:

Spend a morning at leisure, fly to Santiago. The next day, tour city highlights, enjoy a farewell lunch, and then depart.

The Ritz-Carlton, Santiago
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Meals: Breakfast, Breakfast, Lunch


Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

  • Oct 13 - Oct 22
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    $8,795
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    $2,995
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    Optional post-tour extension available on this departure.

  • Nov 10 - Nov 19
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    $8,795
    Single Supplement
    $2,995
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    Optional pre-tour and post-tour extensions available on this departure.

  • Dec 08 - Dec 17
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    $8,795
    Single Supplement
    $2,995
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    Optional pre-tour and post-tour extensions available on this departure.

Journey Details

Internal Air: Economy class from $950

(Buenos Aires/Ushuaia/El Calafate; Punta Arenas/Santiago)

This journey contains some active elements.

Minimum age is 10 years.

First group event: welcome briefing at 6:00 p.m. on Day 1.

Last group event: tour ends 12:30 p.m. on Day 10.

Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests.


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