Overview & Highlights
This holiday plunges into the heart of Patagonia, from the secretive isle of Chiloe and a trans-Andean lakes crossing to the southerly Perito Moreno Glacier and Torres del Paine National Park. It’s a region of huge landscapes from the hauntingly desolate to the lushly beautiful, home to varied wildlife.
- Half day walking city tour of Santiago
- Full day vineyard excursion to Maipo Valley
- Half day walking tour of Valparaiso
- Full day excursion to Chiloé Island, visiting the Puñihuil penguin colony
- Picturesque full day Andean boat crossing to Bariloche, via Petrohue waterfalls
- Excursion to Tronador mountain
- Visit Perito Moreno glacier, boat cruise on the lake
- Excursions and activities in Torres del Paine National Park
This is a comprehensive Patagonia highlights holiday exploring the indigo lakes, ancient woodland and snow-capped volcanoes of the lake district. Further south are the ice caps, glaciers, jagged mountains and lakes at the tip of the Andes in Chile and Argentina. This adventure includes a visit to the cathedral-high Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina, and Torres del Paine National Park, Chile’s best loved and well-established reserve.
While the lake district in northern Patagonia has lakeside resorts and many visitors in summer, there are little seen fairyland forests and lonely roads carving their way through a virgin landscape. The south is, in parts, a true wilderness, where just a few rough roads cut through a frost-bitten landscape of glaciers, lagoons, icy pinnacles and steppe, Patagonia is nevertheless readily accessible to visitors.
Arrive in Santiago. Transfer to hotel, afternoon half day walking city tour.
Full day excursion to vineyards of Maipo Valley.
Transfer to Valparaiso.
Half day walking tour of Valparaiso.
Fly to Puerto Montt, by road to Puerto Varas.
Full day excursion to Chiloé Island, visit the Puñihuil penguin colony.
Picturesque full day Andean boat crossing to Bariloche, via Petrohue waterfalls.
Full day excursion in Nahuel Huapi National Park; visit Tronador mountain.
Fly to El Calafate.
Visit Los Glaciares National Park and Perito Moreno Glacier.
Transfer to Torres del Paine National Park.
Outdoor activities in Torres del Paine National Park.
Transfer to Punta Arenas, fly to Santiago.
Transfer to airport for international flight home.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
So many things - wonderful birds, Leon was very interesting, Copan was fascinating. This is our 4th trip with JLA and we have never been disappointed.LP, Honiton
Tailor made holiday
Our specialists have been expertly crafting award-winning tailor-made holidays to Latin America for 40 years. We would be delighted to create a truly personalised trip which perfectly matches your wishes and requirements.
Carrie Gallagher - Travel Consultant
A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Escorted Groups team.
Things to do
We proudly offer the widest range of activities, excursions and one-of-a-kind experiences across all our destinations, tried and tested personally by our travel experts.
Boat Trip to Glacier Grey
Day walks in Torres del Paine National Park
Discover the traditions of Chiloe island
Historic Santiago walking tour
Sail to Los Arrayanes National Park
Scenic journeys in the lake district
Southern Lakes Crossing
Visit Chiloe’s penguins
Visit Mount Tronador
Visit the Perito Moreno glacier
Walking tour of Valparaiso, Chile
Wine tour of the Central Valley
Browse our unrivalled portfolio of accommodation . Every option has been carefully chosen by our team of travel experts, so you can rest assured that you’ll relax in utter comfort.
Argentina / Argentine lake district
Hotel Cacique Inacayal
Chile / Chilean Lake District (south)
Hotel Cumbres Puerto Varas
Chile / Torres del Paine National Park
Hotel Las Torres
Chile / Santiago and the vineyards
Argentina / El Calafate and Los Glaciares National Park
Kosten Aike Hotel
Chile / Valparaiso and Vina del Mar