Signature Patagonia: Highlights of Patagonia
(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)
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.
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.
- Guided walk through historic Valparaiso
- Full day excursion to Chiloé Island, visiting the Puñihuil penguin colony
- Picturesque full day Andean boat crossing to Bariloche
- Excursion to Tronador mountain
- Visit Perito Moreno glacier, boat cruise on the lake
- Excursions and activities in Torres del Paine National Park
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Arrive in Santiago. Transfer to Valparaiso on the coast.
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.
Days 10, 11
Outdoor activities in Torres del Paine National Park.
Transfer to Punta Arenas, fly to Santiago.
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.
Walking tour of Valparaiso, Chile
Discover the traditions of Chiloe island
Southern Lakes Crossing
Day walks in Torres del Paine National Park
Boat Trip to Glacier Grey
Visit the Perito Moreno glacier
Visit Chiloe’s penguins
Visit Mount Tronador
Sail to Los Arrayanes National Park
Scenic journeys in the lake district
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.
Chile / Valparaiso and Vina del Mar
Chile / Chilean Lake District (south)
Hotel Cumbres Puerto Varas
Argentina / Argentine lake district
La Cascada Casa Patagonica
Argentina / El Calafate and Los Glaciares National Park
Esplendor El Calafate
Chile / Torres del Paine National Park
Hotel Las Torres
Chile / Santiago and the vineyards
Holiday Inn Santiago Airport
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Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Expert
Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.
Heloise Buxton - Travel Expert
Heloise started her Latin American journey as an exchange student in Santiago, Chile. With extended summer holidays this was the perfect opportunity to backpack through Bolivia, Peru, Argentina and Brazil.
Carrie Gallagher - Travel Expert
A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.
Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert
Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.
Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Expert
Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.
Juliet Ellwood - Travel Expert
After graduating with a degree in Anthropology and History and having been fascinated by Latin America since childhood by the book featuring photos of Nazca, Juliet first visited the region in 2003. Since then, Juliet has visited the majority of countries in Latin America but has particularly extensive experience with Peru, a country she loves for many reasons but not least, its incredible archaeological richness and delicious food!