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Day 1: Malta to Santiago
Depart Malta on your scheduled, overnight flight to Santiago. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2: (Dinner Included) Santiago
This afternoon commence your tour of vibrant Santiago. Set against a spectacular backdrop of snow-covered Andean peaks this tour takes you to the city’s historic heart, visiting beautiful baroque buildings and the provincial Santa Lucia Hill where Spanish conquistadors founded the city in the 16th century.

Day 3: (Breakfast Included) Santiago
Following breakfast, today is a tale of two cities. Valparaiso is a colonial city presenting an excellent example of late 19th century urban and architectural development in Latin America, considered a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Enjoy a ride on a traditional cable car and delight in the outstanding colours of the clifftop homes, bohemian culture and outstanding sea views. Continue to the coastal city of Viña Del Mar, a sharp contrast to neighbouring Valpraiso. Known as the ‘Garden City’ with fascinating natural beauty you will enjoy the delightful expansive parks, fabulous architecture and crystal-clear waters of the Pacific Ocean. There will be an opportunity to visit La Sebastiana museum at an additional fee, famous for inspiring the Chilean Poet Pablo Neruda. 

Day 4: (Breakfast Included) Santiago
Today is at leisure for you to explore the energetic and cosmopolitan city of Santiago at your own pace. An optional excursion to the renowned vineyard of Santa Rica will be available.

Day 5: (Breakfast Included) Santiago to Puerto Natales
Following breakfast transfer to Santiago airport for your flight to Punta Arenas. On arrival, you will be met and enjoy a tour of the small isolated city of Punta Arenas. Continue to Puerto Natales, gateway to Parque Nacional Torres del Paine. This quaint town is situated on the shore of the Sound of Ultima Espernza, once you have checked in to your hotel the rest of the day is at your leisure.

Day 6: (Breakfast, Lunch Included) Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine
Today you will board a ship to sail the Channel of Last Hope, marvel at the awe-inspiring glaciers which sharply pierce the ocean from the southern continental ice field. Enjoy the stunning views as you sail past the famous Heritage Building, a slaughterhouse dating back to 1913 before continuing through the Senorat canal. Hopefully you will catch site of the Magellan Dolphins, frequent visitors to this area and possibly as a graceful sea lion whilst admiring the Condor birds by a stunning waterfall. You will then disembark for a stroll towards the Serrano glacier along the shores of Tempanos Lagoon and through a native forest, the huge icebergs and amazing landscapes complete an unforgettable day.

Day 7: (Breakfast, Lunch Included) Torres del Paine
Considered the highlight of your trip, the National Park Torres del Paine is quite simply spectacular, internationally recognised as one of the most unique and beautiful places on the planet. Known for its soaring mountains, lakes, waterfalls and stunning blue icebergs that slice the glaciers and grasslands whilst sheltering rare wildlife such as guanacos. The three granite peaks of the Pane mountain range which dominate the landscape of the park spectacularly extend up to 2,500 metres above sea level. Following your lunch, you will embark on a short hike to the Grey Lake to witness the many icebergs originating from the Grey Glacier. Day 8: B Torres del Paine to El Calafate. After breakfast, you will begin your journey to Argentina stopping for lunch en route. On arrival, you will be met by your local representative to check in at your hotel in El Calafate, the gateway to the Perito Moreno Glacier.

Day 9: (Breakfast Included) El Calafate
The Perito Moreno Glacier known locally as the “8th Wonder of the World” is the planet’s 3rd largest reserve of fresh water and one of the continent’s last advancing glaciers. Your full day tour will leave you in awe of the glaciers unfathomable beauty. Calving icebergs the size of skyscrapers you may witness the glaciers signature movement as they slowly detach.

Day 10: (Breakfast Included) El Calafate
Full day at leisure in El Calafate to relax and unwind.

Day 11: (Breakfast, Lunch Included) Calafate to Buenos Aires
Following breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight to the vibrant city of Buenos Aires. You will be met and transferred to your hotel. Your evening is at leisure.

Day 12: (Breakfast, Dinner Included) Buenos Aires
Enjoy a morning city tour commencing in the historic Plaza de Mayo, the site of the 1810 revolution and now a hub of political life. From here you will see the Casa Rosada government palace and its famous balcony where Eva Peron used to address the people. Continue to the picturesque and colourful neighbourhood of La Boca with its famous street ‘Caminito’ whose architecture reflects the European influence of the late 19th century. In the evening marvel at a traditional tango, show whilst enjoying dinner. Tango originated in the 1880 ghettos which were populated by Italian and Spanish immigrants, Africans and gauchos. From this intersection rose the “Compaditos,” whose songs, lyrics, and dances reflect “el duelo de cuchilleros,” or knife fights characteristic of the social ambience. The tango rose from a mix of Cuban and Spanish rhythms, some polka, and according to some, also a bit of African music.

Day 13: (Breakfast Included) Buenos Aires
Transfer from your hotel to Buenos Aires Airport in time for your flight back to Malta.



TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • City tours of Santiago and Buenos Aires

  • Contrasting neighbouring cities of Valparaiso and Viña del Mar

  • Enjoy stunning Torres del Paine National Park

  • The spectacular Perito Moreno Glacier

  • Sail the Channel of Last Hope

  • Marvel at a sensational Tango Show in Buenos Aires 

  

YOUR HOTELS

Santiago 3 nights
4* Hotel Fundador
Puerto Natales 3 nights
3* Hotel Weskar
El Calafate 3 nights
3* Sierra Nevada Hotel
Buenos Aires 2 nights
4* NH Collection 

 

EXTENSIONS

Iguaçu Falls 3 nights from €669

Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984, Igua?u National Park is home to incredible waterfalls with 275 jumps of water falling from an average height of 70 metres. Explore the routes of the Upper Circuit, Lower Circuit and Devil’s Throat. These various trails allow you to get closer to some of the smaller waterfalls as well as enjoy stunning panoramic views at the top of these majestic falls. 

Buenos Aires City Stay
4* NH Collection 2 nights Bed & Breakfast from just €259
Extend your stay in Buenos Aires to truly discover why it is called the ‘Paris of the Southern Hemisphere. Influenced by the great European cities, this eclectic metropolis is guaranteed to captivated your senses.



DEPARTURES & PRICES

Tips - it is customary to tip your guide and driver, please allow approximately €5-6 per person per day.

 

 

OUR PACKAGES INCLUDE
11 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners 
Fully escorted tour with local English speaking guides throughout
Return flights from Malta to Chile/Argentina
All internal travel including flights and air-conditioned/heated transportation
Accommodation, 8 excursions and entry fees to all sights



2017FROM
13 JUN €2949
12 SEP €3179
10 OCT €3379
07NOV €3449
08 NOV €2899

   

2018FROM
09 JAN €3919
06 FEB €3719
27 MAR €3649
17 APR €3509
15 MAY €3379
12 JUN €3579
11 SEP €3649
09 OCT €3779
06 NOV €3979

  

Single Travellers: We have a limited number of rooms with no single supplement
Once all single rooms are sold, a single supplement for the main tour starts from just €579


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