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11 Day Complete Patagonia With Ushuaia Premium Small Group Tour

11 Day Complete Patagonia With Ushuaia Premium Small Group Tour

You will be accompanied by various multi-lingual local guides during the tour, who will be responsible for guiding you through the various cities and attractions that you will be visiting. In each new city that you visit, you will likely be introduced to a new local guide who is an expert in that region. Depending on the itinerary chosen and your group size, your local guide may provide commentary in multiple languages.

Escorted Type
Fully Escorted by Local Guides

This tour is conducted at a medium-fast pace. Some long travel days may be required to complete this itinerary and you will typically spend two nights at each destination, with some one night stays required. This trip includes a mix of sightseeing and free time to explore at your own pace. You will be required to move about unassisted, including getting on and off vehicles, walking up and down stairs and some activities will be conducted on uneven or steep terrain. You will be required to handle your own luggage.

Pace
Moderate Pace

These tours are our proudest creations. They have been crafted for Inspiring Vacations travellers exclusively, with personal and unique experiences in mind. Please see the Important Information on your selected tour for exact group size. Enjoy features such as hand-picked accommodation, a sampling of the region’s best culinary delights, and a range of optional activities to choose from to best suit your travel style.

Group Size
Small Group

Take advantage of our 7 day cooling-off period. 

Cooling Off Period
7 Days
Small Group Tour
230 people have travelled to this destination

✓ Small group tour, up to 20 guests only
✓ Incredible sightseeing through South America's Patagonia region including the granite peaks of Torres del Paine National Park in Chile including the Lake Nordenskjold, Pehoé, Grey Lake and Glacier
✓ Explore Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina with a full day tour of the incredible Perito Moreno Glacier and Los Glaciares National Park
✓ Travel to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in Argentina and take an included catamaran navigation along the Beagle Channel & Lapataia Bay in Tierra del Fuego National Park.
✓ Ride aboard the historic “End of the World Train”. 
✓ 10 nights in central 3 & 4-star accommodation throughout 
✓ Breakfast daily and 1 lunch
✓ Internal flights within South America from Santiago to Puerto Natales, El Calafate to Ushuaia, and from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires
✓ Sightseeing by professional local English-speaking guides
✓ Comfortable coach transfer from Puerto Natales (Chile) to El Calafate (Argentina)
✓ In-depth sightseeing and entrance fees as per the itinerary

✈ Needing international airfares to accompany your Inspiring Vacation? You will be able to access our flight portal after securing your package to add international airfares to your booking.

What we love about this tour

Travel with the experts for a carefully curated, value-packed discovery of the world's most iconic destinations. Our tours are bursting with must-see sights, rich experiences and quality inclusions, all at an unbeatable price. Bucket list dreams are ticked off on these all-encompassing journeys.

Itinerary

Hotel
Pullman Santiago El Bosque or Similar

Welcome to Santiago!

The rest of the afternoon is at leisure to explore this vibrant city.

Airport transfers are not included. Our transfer portal offers the option to book your airport transfers for an easier arrival experience (additional charges apply). Access to this portal will be available through your Traveller Hub once your booking is confirmed.

Note: Standard check-in time is 3pm. If you are arriving earlier you are welcome to leave your luggage at the hotel until your room is ready. 

Hotel
Hotel Costaustralis or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Early this morning you will be transferred to the airport for your included flight to Puerto Natales, gateway to the famous Torres del Paine National Park.

On arrival you are met by a local representative and transferred to your hotel where the rest of your day is at leisure.

Please note that your internal flights within South America have a luggage limit of 15kg per person (33lbs). Unfortunately, Inspiring Vacations cannot increase this limit and is limited by the airlines luggage policy.  Any fees for excess baggage incurred at the airport will be the responsibility of the traveller and payable directly to the airline during check in.

Hotel
Hotel Costaustralis or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch

You will be collected from the hotel this morning to join a full day group tour of the incredible Torres del Paine National Park. Begin by visiting the ancient Cueva del Milodón, known for its historical significance and natural beauty. Next, explore the village Cerro Castillo, a former livestock farm before entering the breathtaking Torres del Paine National Park, known for its wildlife and stunning views. Experience the highlights of the park, including Lake Nordenskjold, Pehoé, and the picturesque Salto Grande waterfall. Take a short hike to appreciate the park's lakes, rivers, and diverse flora and fauna. Enjoy an included lunch within the park before continuing to Grey Lake and Glacier, a remarkable part of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field. Walk through the scenic lenga beech woods to the lake's shore and marvel at the impressive icebergs. 

Late this afternoon we transfer back to Puerto Natales returning back to your hotel between 7pm- 8pm this evening. 

Please note that the tour routing and inclusions are subject to weather conditions.

Hotel
Hotel Costaustralis or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Today is a full day at leisure to relax or explore the region at your own pace. Alternatively, you may wish to join the optional tour below.

Optional Tour - Sailing Balmaceda & Serrano Glaciers including lunch

Embark on an optional full day sailing adventure through Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers by catamaran. The journey begins with a visit to the impressive Frigorífico Bories Historical Monument. As the catamaran sails along Canal Señoret, keep an eye out for delightful Commerson's dolphins near Guanaco Island. At Margot Farm, witness the captivating sight of Magellanic cormorants with their wings spread wide at Pared de Cormoranes. Experience the lively presence of sea lions at Punta de Lobos, and admire condors while visiting waterfalls and cliffs. Each stop provides awe-inspiring landscapes to behold. The voyage continues towards Monte Balmaceda, granting stunning views of the glacier that shares its name. Upon landing in Puerto Toro, embark on a guided one-hour walk alongside Témpanos Lagoon, passing through a native forest adorned with Dombey's beeches, Antarctic beeches, and Chilean firetrees, and culminating in the magnificent Serrano glacier.

Duration: Full Day (10-12 hours approx.)

Includes: Shared guided boat trip by catamaran in Spanish and English, Bernardo O`Higgins ticket fee, lunch, hotel return transfers. 

Hotel
Mirador del Lago Hotel El Calafate or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Early this morning you will be transferred to the bus station and assisted to the shuttle transfer to El Calafate in Argentina - the gateway for exploring the breathtaking Los Glaciares National Park, home to iconic attractions such as the world-famous Perito Moreno Glacier.

Upon arrival at the El Calafate bus station this afternoon, a friendly local representative will be waiting to greet you and provide assistance with your transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy at your leisure.

 

Hotel
Mirador del Lago Hotel El Calafate or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Today you will be met at the hotel to join a full day tour of the incredible Perito Moreno Glacier and Los Glaciares National Park. On the journey, enjoy the breathtaking view of Argentino Lake and Redonda Bay, home to diverse bird species and surrounded by the picturesque yellow fields of the Patagonian steppe. Once at the glacier, marvel at its majestic presence. The catwalks are divided into three circuits: Central Balconies, Lower Balcony, and Coast's Balcony, each offering resting and panoramic viewpoints where you will have ample time to explore the catwalks on your own experiencing the awe-inspiring beauty of the glacier. 

Additionally, you can take an optional boat tour to approach the glacier's southern front.

Please note: January - March 2024 departures will be staying at the 4-star Design Suites Calafate Hotel

Optional Tour - One-Hour Safari Boat - Sailing Rico Branch

Join us on a one-hour voyage along the Rico branch of Argentino Lake to witness the breathtaking south wall of the Perito Moreno Glacier. This glacier boasts an impressive ice wall that stands approximately 60m high and extends 100m below the lake's surface. The boat will approach the glacier, coming within 200m of where it meets the Magallanes Peninsula. From there, the boat will continue along the approximately 3km stretch of the glacier's south wall. During the journey, you'll have the opportunity to witness the daily landslides and admire the mesmerising beauty of the glacier's seracs, cracks, and intense blue hues. We highly recommend combining this navigation experience with your visit to the glacier for a comprehensive exploration.

Duration: 1 hour 

Includes shared navigation, guided in Spanish & English, duration. 

Boarding takes place at the port on the Bay "Under the Shadow", about 7 km before the glacier viewpoint.

Hotel
Mirador del Lago Hotel El Calafate or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Today is at leisure to relax in the charming town of El Calafate. Alternatively, you may like to take one of the optional day tours below.

Optional Tour - All Glaciers Navigation Experience

Transfer to Punta Bandera, located 47 km from El Calafate, where your navigation adventure begins on the North Arm of Lake Argentino. Experience the thrill of crossing the Boca del Diablo and entering the Upsala Canal, navigating through a sea of massive icebergs that emerge from the front of the Upsala Glacier. As you sail through the picturesque Spegazzini Channel, you'll be treated to your first view of the impressive Dry Glacier. The journey continues until you reach the front of the Spegazzini Glacier, where you can admire the magnificent Heim Sur and Peineta glaciers.

Disembark at The Spegazzini Base and begin a leisurely walk along a forest path that leads to the Spegazzini Refuge. Along the way, enjoy stunning viewpoints overlooking the entire Bay of Los Glaciers.  For those who enjoy hiking, there is a medium difficulty trekking option along a wooded road with natural viewpoints, culminating at the landing point. The forest trail spans 300 metres from the disembarking point to the Spegazzini Shelter. During the walk, you'll encounter different stations providing insights into glaciology, history, flora, and fauna, and access to various viewpoints. This is an easy path, with no complexities as you walk on solid ground.

Duration: Full Day 9 hours (from 7:00 AM to 04:00 PM)

Includes: Shared guided tour in English & Spanish, transfer hotel - pier - hotel, boat tickets, national park tickets.  Note: Lunch is not included

Optional Tour - El Chalten Tour & Hike including lunch

Embark on a remarkable journey to El Chaltén, located at the base of Mount Fitz Roy in southern Patagonia. Travel along the legendary Route 40, passing by the scenic Argentinian Lake and making a stop at Parador La Leona. Admire the breathtaking views of Viedma Lake and Glacier before arriving at the charming mountain village. Your guide will provide a lunch box, and you can explore the self-guided trails, such as Capri Lagoon and Fitz Roy Viewpoint. In the late afternoon, meet at the designated point for the return trip to El Calafate. Cherish the unforgettable experiences and natural beauty of this Patagonian adventure.

Duration: Full Day (13 hours) 

Includes Shared guided tour in Spanish & English. Free time to do self-guided trekking. Maps and box-lunch. 

Please note that this tour is subject to weather conditions and you must have a reasonable level of fitness to navigate uneven paths and steep ascents/descents.

Hotel
Los Acebos Ushuaia Hotel or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Meet your local guide this morning in the hotel lobby for your transfer to the airport to continue our journey by flight to Ushuaia. This southernmost city in Argentina offers a unique experience with around 18 hours of sunlight in the summer and 7-8 hours in winter. The city serves as a gateway to breathtaking voyages along the Beagle Channel and Lapataia Bay in Tierra del Fuego National Park. 

This afternoon enjoy a three-hour navigation of the Beagle Channel by catamaran. Along the way, you'll witness the stunning coastal view of Ushuaia as you sail southwest, you'll approach Sea Lion's Island, home to a colony of sea lions and journey past Birds Island, where you can observe Magellanic Cormorants and Imperial Cormorants. The final destination is the Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse, located in the archipelago of the same name. On the return, you'll pass through Paso Chico, catching sight of Estancias Tunnel and Fique, while enjoying the magnificent backdrop of Monte Martial and its glacier.

Please note: Depending on weather and arrival time of your flight, this tour may occur on Day 9 after the Tierra del Fuego Park tour. 

Please note that your internal flights within South America have a luggage limit of 15kg per person (33lbs). Unfortunately, Inspiring Vacations cannot increase this limit and is limited by the airlines luggage policy.  Any fees for excess baggage incurred at the airport will be the responsibility of the traveller and payable directly to the airline during check in.

 

Hotel
Los Acebos Ushuaia Hotel or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

This morning, meet your local guide in the hotel lobby to join a tour through the Tierra del Fuego National Park. Accessed via National Route No. 3 southwest of Ushuaia, the route includes Río Pipo, Monte Susana, Ensenada Bay, Redonda Island, Lake Roca, Casita del Bosque, Green and Black Lagoon, beaver dam, and Lapataia Bay. The Park's topography is diverse, featuring rugged mountains, rivers, valleys, and lakes, offering picturesque streams, majestic mountains, and the breathtaking Beagle Channel. In spring and summer, vibrant flowers and diverse tree species can be seen. Mammals such as foxes, rabbits, muskrats, and beavers inhabit the Park, while unique bird species like the black-browed albatross, oystercatcher overo, and white cauquén can be observed. A highlight today is a ride aboard the “End of the World Train”. Relive the history of the old convict's train, offering magnificent landscape views along the Pipo River, Macarena cascade, tree cemetery, and enchanting forests within the Tierra del Fuego National Park.

Return to the hotel where the rest of the afternoon and evening are at leisure.

Hotel
Kenton Palace Buenos Aires or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Today, transfer to Ushuaia airport for your included flight to Buenos Aires. On arrival you are met by a local representative and transferred to your hotel located in the heart of this beautiful city. 

Take time to relax and explore the local area as the rest of today is at leisure. Alternatively, you may wish to experience true Aregntinian culture and hospitality at a dinner and a tango show. 

Please note that your internal flights within South America have a luggage limit of 15kg per person (33lbs). Unfortunately, Inspiring Vacations cannot increase this limit and is limited by the airlines luggage policy.  Any fees for excess baggage incurred at the airport will be the responsibility of the traveller and payable directly to the airline during check in.

Optional Tour - Dinner & Tango show at Cafe de los Angelitos

Experience the essence of Buenos Aires at Café de los Angelitos with an unforgettable tango show. Let the live orchestra's music mesmerise you while you marvel at the dancers' passionate and dramatic performances. Immerse yourself in over a century of Buenos Aires' history through the captivating art of tango as you indulge in traditional Argentine cuisine and savour local wines. With 21 talented artists captivating your senses, Café de los Angelitos guarantees a unique and enchanting evening you won't want to miss.

Includes: Show, 3 course dinner with beverages and wine. Shared transfers to and from hotel. 

Meals
Breakfast

Your tour concludes at the hotel after breakfast. 

A private departure transfer to the airport can be booked at an additional charge.  

Airport transfers are not included. Our transfer portal offers the option to book your airport transfers for an easier arrival experience (additional charges apply). Access to this portal will be available through your Traveller Hub once your booking is confirmed.

Note: Standard check out is 11am. If you have booked a late departure flight, you are welcome to leave your bags at the hotel until your transfer is ready. 

Inclusions

  • Small group tour, up to 20 guests only
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary through South America's Patagonia region including Torres del Paine National Park in Chile, Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina, and Tierra del Fuego National Park in Ushuaia in Argentina 
  • Catamaran navigation along the Beagle Channel and Lapataia Bay in Tierra del Fuego National Park
  • Historic train ride on the “End of the World Train” in Ushuaia 
  • 10 nights in central 3 & 4-star accommodation throughout 
  • Breakfast daily and 1 lunch
  • Internal flights in economy class from Santiago to Puerto Natales, El Calafate to Ushuaia, and from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires
  • Group sightseeing by professional local English-speaking guides
  • Coach transfer from Puerto Natales (Chile) to El Calafate (Argentina)

  • Santiago de Chile -  relax with a pre night stay prior to your Patagonian adventure and choose to add additional pre night stays to explore the city on your own.
  • Puerto Natales - Full day tour through the stunning Torres del Paine National Park, visiting some of the most iconic sites of natural beauty including the Grey Lake and Glacier.
  • Puerto Natales - Full free day to explore the region on your own or take an optional tour to Balmaceda and Serrano Glacier.
  • El Calafate - Explore Los Glaciares National Park and the famous Perito Moreno Glacier on a full day tour
  • El Calafate - Free day to explore the region on our own or take an optional all Glaciers Navigation Experience or a El Chalten full day tour
  • Ushuaia  - Tour Tierra del Fuego National Park Tour with “End of the World Train” ride and a three hour Beagle Channel Navigation by Catamaran
  • Buenos Aires – Extend your stay of this colourful capital, known as the ‘Paris of Latin America’ with optional post tour accommodation available

Fine Print

Secure your trip with a $99.00 deposit per person.

Once we receive your deposit, we will send you an invoice with your remaining balance and payment options.

Instalment Schedule:

  1. At the time of booking pay a $99.00 deposit per person.
  2. Pay a 1st installment of $610.00 per person within 28 days.
  3. Pay a 2nd installment of $1,220.00 per person within 90 days.
  4. You will then be invoiced for final payment 120 days prior to departure.

This is a land only package.

This package does not include international airfares. If you would like to add airfares to your booking our flight portal will be available via your Traveller Hub. The flight portal will allow you to search for all available airfares to your destination. The function works like most general flight search engines allowing you to select your preferred airline, book different cabin classes (eg. Business class) and view flight durations and transit times to your destination. 

The flight portal will be available via your Traveller Hub once the following criteria has been met:

  • Your booking is confirmed
  • Your departure date is within 11 months
  • You  have completed your passenger detail form

Visit our Flight Hub for more information on terms and conditions, amending your flights and information on luggage allowances. 

Some of our packages will include airport transfers in either one or both directions when arriving or departing from your destination. To know if transfers are included please view the ‘inclusions’ section of your selected package. If airport transfers are stated, transfers will be included as advised.

If transfers are not included, we also offer the option to book your airport transfers using our online portal. Access to this portal is available through your Traveller Hub once your booking is confirmed. Transfers are readily available and do not need to be booked until your final hotel list has been confirmed. Once you have made a transfer booking, please refer to your confirmation email for all transfer details including a local contact number for the transfer company.

If you book pre and/or post-tour accommodation on your own arrangement, and the tour includes transfers, note that these will be forfeited. The transfers are only provided in line with the tour dates and pre and/or post-tour accommodation purchased through Inspiring Vacations when available.

Fitness Requirements
While the tour itinerary should give you some guidance and overview to the expected requirements, to determine if this tour is right for you we categorise each of our tours in terms of their intensity. These guidelines are to ensure that each tour group is conducted as expected and to ensure the overall satisfaction of all Inspiring Vacations customers.

As a general rule, porterage is not included, therefore at all times you are expected to handle your own luggage where help may not be available.

This particular tour is categorised as a”3”

Moderate Tour: A good level of fitness and mobility is required, as this tour includes a moderate level of physical activity and is considered a medium-fast paced tour. You should be able to walk up and down stairs, get on and off the coach and able to walk reasonable distances of approximately 2 kilometres per day or more with ease. Any physical ailments you may have must be disclosed at the time of booking to determine your suitability. If you have any form of walking aids, other than a walking stick or hiking poles, then this tour is not suitable.

Tipping
A friendly reminder that tipping is not included in your package. Tipping is not compulsory on your trip, but they can make a big difference to locals employed in the tourism industry and is a welcome way to show your appreciation. If you feel that your guide/s and driver have done an impeccable job, you can choose to give a gratuity, but this is entirely your decision.

Accommodation
The accommodation listed is subject to change. Any changes will be of an equal or higher standard. Bedding configurations (double or twin) are requests only. All efforts will be made to meet your preferences, but we can’t guarantee your request will be available at all properties.

Single travellers
When booking this tour, solo travellers will be presented with two options:

1 - Single Supplement
By paying an additional $2,212.00 per person, in addition to the twin-share price, you guarantee the privacy of your own room throughout the entire trip.

2- Shared Room with a known friend
If travelling together with a friend, you can opt to share your room with him/her and avoid paying a single supplement. 

You and your friend can create a unique booking each. Creating a unique booking, gives each of you the flexibility of making different travel arrangements (such adding extra accommodation, flights, etc), make separate payments and have individual access to our Traveller’s Hub

During the purchase path, you will need to provide your friend’s booking ID (if known) or at a minimum, your friend’s full name

Triple Share
Not available.

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is compulsory for this tour to protect yourself against the unexpected. In addition to the support that a policy may provide, you may be asked to present a copy of your travel insurance documentation while traveling.

We have partnered with nib to offer our customers competitive rates for their travel insurance. You can book Comprehensive or Essentials cover for your domestic, international or multi-trip journeys simply by clicking HERE.

 Note that Inspiring Vacations cannot provide advice with regards to any insurance product.

Group Size
2-20 people

Please note that some day tours or excursions such as boat trips may be shared with non Inspiring Vacations passengers, increasing group size above 20 passengers

Children
Children must be 5 years old or above and share a room with parents at all times. Children are charged the same price as adults.

Tour Style
To meet the needs of various types of travelers, we choose to operate various types of tours, and depending on your selected package will mean different services are provided throughout your trip. The following descriptions of each tour style we hope will ensure that each traveller has appropriate expectations before they start their travels: 

  • Partially Escorted - A portion of these packages runs as a group tour where you will be escorted by an expert tour leader. Another portion is independent, whether conducted by rail, cruise or land, and you will travel between destinations on your own, with free time to explore at your own pace.

All participants must be in good physical condition to fully engage in this journey. For the safety and welfare of yourself and fellow travellers, if you are feeling unwell prior to departure, we advise staying home and contacting us to arrange alternate plans.

Prior to selecting your trip, carefully review the itinerary to assess your ability to comfortably manage our travel style. Please be aware that if, based on evaluation by our leader or local representative, a participant is deemed unable to safely complete the itinerary, we retain the right to exclude them from all or part of the trip without reimbursement.

It is advisable to consult your physician for current medical travel advisories and any required vaccinations before embarking. We recommend carrying a first aid kit and any necessary medications in their original packaging, as they may not be readily available during travel. For those carrying medication, it's essential to check your government's foreign travel guidelines for local restrictions or regulations.

To enhance your journey, we are offering guests a choice of the following optional activities (prices are per person):

  • Sailing Balmaceda & Serrano Glaciers including lunch (Day 4) - $830 per person
  • One-Hour Safari Boat - Sailing Rico Branch (Day 6) - $164 per person
  • All Glaciers Navigation Experience (Day 7) - $571 per person
  • El Chalten Tour & Hike including lunch (Day 7) - $269 per person
  • Dinner & Tango show at Cafe de los Angelitos (Day 10) - $253 per person

Optional tours can be selected once you have finalised your tour purchase and paid your deposit. When completing your Passenger Booking Form, you will be asked if you would like to add Optional Tours, where any applicable cost will be added to your final balance. If you choose not to select them at this time, you can choose to add them later by logging in to your Account online.

Please note that you must select your Optional Tours no later than 70 days before departure, after which you will be required to purchase them on tour. Please keep in mind that anything purchased on-tour is subject to availability and prices may vary as you will be paying in local currency. We appreciate your understanding.

You can enhance your holiday by arriving or departing before or after the tour. On this tour you can choose from the following options:

Pre Tour Accommodation

  • $454.00 per room, per night for double and twin share
  • $454.00 per room, per night for solo travellers

Post Tour Accommodation

  • $286.00 per room, per night for double and twin share
  • $286.00 per room, per night for solo travellers

Please select the number of extra nights required in the 'Additional Nights Accommodation' field when making your purchase. The additional cost for these arrangements will be added to your final payment invoice and are subject to availability.

  • International airfares
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Departure airport transfer
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Tipping
  • Optional activities
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary

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