Luxury Andean Crossing Tour | Maupintour

Luxury Andean Crossing Tour

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  • Duration: 11 days
  • Prices from: $4,750

Highlights

-3 nights at the Sofitel Buenos Aires Arroyo or similar, superior room, breakfast and taxes included.

-2 nights at the LlaLlao Bariloche Hotel & Resort or similar, Lake room, breakfast and taxes included.

-3 nights at the Cumbres Puerto Varas , superior room, breakfast and taxes included.

-2 nights at the Ritz Carlton, Deluxe room, breakfast and taxes included.

-Private city tour of Buenos Aires (4 hours), English speaking guide

-Dinner Tango Show, Plateas Seats with English speaking guide, transfers included

-Private Excursion San Antonio de Areco & Estancia El Ombu (8 hours), English speaking guide, lunch included

-Lake Crossing Excursion (9 hours), shuttle service, English speaking driver

-Private excursion Chiloe Island (12 hours), English speaking guide

-Private excursion Wine Tour Concha & Toro (4 hours), English speaking guide

-Private transfers throughout your trip

Buenos Aires, Bariloche, Puerto Varas and more…

You’ll explore the best of Argentina on this 11-day tour

All of the must-do activities

See the best of Buenos Aires, Santiago and so much more

Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive in Buenos Aires

Arrive in Buenos Aires, where you will be greeted and transferred by your private driver to your hotel. You can start to explore the city on your own. Accommodation at Sofitel Buenos Aires Arroyo.

Day 2 – Everything Buenos Aires

This morning your private guide picks you up for a complete city tour. The tour includes attractions such as the 9 de Julio Avenue, the Obelisk and Corrientes Street. The first stop will be in the Plaza de Mayo to visit the Cathedral and the Cabildo (Old City Hall). After that, the trip will continue towards the most traditional neighborhood of Buenos Aires, San Telmo, which is characterized by its old colonial houses and the cobblestoned streets. Then, the tour will go to La Boca Neighborhood located in the south of the city. There will be a stop to look around the colorful zinc houses that make up this area of Buenos Aires and that used to be the refuge and home for the first immigrants and popular artists. After that, you continue to Puerto Madero – the old port of the city that was turned into one of the most exclusive gastronomic and residential areas in Buenos Aires. The tour will go to Palermo: one of the most extended areas in the city and where it is possible to find the popular woods of Palermo with more or less 300 ha (741 acres) of gardens and artificial ponds surrounded by elegant buildings. Finally, the last point in the tour is Recoleta, which is one of the most affluent neighborhoods and where, among other attractions, the Recoleta Cemetery can be found. Also, there are bars, cafes and fancy restaurants that are worth a visit. Here will be the last stop to walk to the cemetery area and its surroundings. You could have lunch and walk around or go back to your hotel. The afternoon is free to spend your time at your leisure. Accommodation at Sofitel Buenos Aires Arroyo.

Café de los Angelitos Dinner Tango Show Excursion transfers included

“Cafe de los Angelitos” is a live witness of more than one hundred years of Buenos Aires history. The mystical coffee house became a meeting point for “compadritos” (swaggerers) and “malandras” (scoundrels) towards the end of the 19th Century. With rudimentary premises and a dirt floor, the place was a scenario for the verbal duels of gaucho minstrels Gabino Ezeiza, Higuito Cazon and Jose Betinotti. Remodeled again following an ambitious architecture project, conformed by three levels, it exhibits luxury and distinction every night with 21 artists that perform this live tango show.

Day 3 – Buenos Aires: San Antonio De Areco & Estancia El Ombu

After the pick up at the hotel, the tour will head to the town called San Antonio de Areco. This is a 280 years old small town with its colonial protected architecture, people with garments and still keeps the customs of the original Argentinean traditions. Nestled in lush farmlands, San Antonio de Areco still has the narrow sidewalks and the local handicrafts, blacksmiths, silversmiths and leather shops along the streets, so it is possible to learn about this art from the skillful artisans. One of the highlights in this town is the Juan José Draghi’s workshop, who started to work as a silversmith in the 60’s and his wit and ability turned him into a real master of this art. Today, his wife and sons continue his work as well. At noon, you will have the opportunity to enjoy an exquisite lunch at El Ombu Estancia (farm). There you will find centennial oak trees, palm trees, eucalyptus and magnolias along the 4 hectares (9.8 acres) that make up the estancia and that visitors can walk around. After lunch, you will be able to take part in activities within the farm, like taking trips on the carriages, swimming in the pool, playing tennis, volleyball, football, pool and ping pong; or just strolling in the park and relaxing. Accommodation at Sofitel Buenos Aires Arroyo.

Day 4 – Buenos Aires / Bariloche

Today, you will be transferred to the Aeroparque Airport for your flight to Bariloche. On your arrival, transfer to your hotel with your private driver. Strung out along the shoreline of Lago Nahuel Huapi, in the middle of the national park of the same name, Bariloche (formally San Carlos de Bariloche) has one of the most gorgeous settings imaginable. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Accommodation at LlaoLlao Bariloche Hotel & Resort.

Day 5 – Bariloche

Day at your leisure to explore the city at your own pace or relax at the hotel. Also known as the “American Switzerland”, this city and its surrounding mountains and lakes are unquestionable tourist attractions all year long. Many activities are offered to enjoy your day : Horseback riding, Moreno Lake kayaking, Victoria Island sailing. Accommodation at LlaoLlao Bariloche Hotel & Resort.

Day 6 – Bariloche / Puerto Varas: Lake Crossing

This morning, you will be transferred to the pier, board a ship to start the Lake Crossing Full day Tour to Puerto Varas. You will cruise the beautiful Nahuel Huapi Lake towards the Blest Pier. From there, you will take a short bus ride to Alegre Pier, then you continue by boat across the Frias Lake to Puerto Frias. You will be picked up by coach and then cross the Andes through the Pérez Border where you will stop for customs and police control. Here, you will also admire the stunning Tronador Hill with its nine glaciers on its top. Then, you will enter the Perez Rosales National Park where the Peulla town is located. You will go across the majestic Todoslos Santos Lake by boat, also known as the Emerald Lake due to the green-bluish tone of its waters. Here, you will see the impressive Osorno and Calbuco volcanoes. After approximately 2 hours of navigation you will get to Petrohué. The tour continues to Ensenada by coach, alongside the Llanquihue Lake to Puerto Varas. At the arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. Accommodation at Cumbres Puerto Varas.

Day 7 – Puerto Varas

Day at your leisure to explore the city at your own pace or relax at the hotel. Accommodation at hotel Cumbres Puerto Varas.

Day 8 – Puerto Varas: Castro – Dalcahue – Ancud

Your private guide will pick you up at your hotel to take you to Pargua. Here you take the ferry to sail through the Chacao Channel. This channel separates the continent of Chiloe Island. During the navigation you will see sea wolves, pelicans and sea birds autochthon in this area. The ferry berths at Chacao pier, where you see the houses that are built with Alerce wood, and the churches that are National Heritage Site. Then you continue the visit of the island by car with your private guide to Dalcahue, this city is located in front of Quinchao Island and along the Coast there is a Market that is special because the construction receive the name Palafito, because it is over the water in a base of wood. It’s a very special view. Also you will visit the church that is a typical construction and is a World Heritage Site. You continue your trip to Castro, the capital city of Chiloé Island, from the traditional Gamboa Viewing point you can take very nice pictures of the World Famous Palafitos, visit the San Francisco church in front of the Main Square and visit the biggest Handcraft Market of the island. On the way back you are going to visit Ancud city, where you can see the San Antonio Fort; this historic place is located in the highest part of the city, built at the latest part of XVIII Century and is part of one of the last Spanish fortifications in the country. Next, visit the Local Museum and the Mains Square, and the Central Market, which offers many gastronomic options of the island. The place for lunch will be coordinated with the tour guide depending on time and logistic of the tour. Accommodation at hotel Cumbres Puerto Varas.

Day 9 – Puerto Varas / Santiago

Today, you will be transferred to Puerto Varas Airport for your flight to Santiago. On your arrival, transfer to your hotel with your private driver. Surprising, cosmopolitan, energetic, sophisticated and worldly, Santiago is a city of syncopated cultural currents, madhouse parties, expansive museums and top-flight restaurants. It’s a wonderful place for strolling, and each neighborhood has its unique flavor and tone. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure to explore the city on your own. Accommodation at The Ritz Carlton Santiago.

Day 10 – Santiago – Wine Tour Concha & Toro

Today, your guide takes you for private wine tour. Located in the Maipo Canyon, where a superb view of the mountain range can be admired, Concha y Toro winery produces excellent wines from the noblest French vines. During this visit you will be able to taste and buy wines, including the best known brands “Casillero del Diablo” and “Don Melchor”. For the second consecutive year, Concha y Toro is recognized as the “The Most Admired Wine Brand in the World” by Drinks International, which is concrete proof of the strong image that the company and the brand have forged in the international wine industry. Progress was made in the company’s internationalization with the opening of two commercial offices in South Africa and Canada. Concha y Toro thus becomes the first Chilean winery to be installed in Africa. The slopes of the Maipo receive the force of the torrent of the river of same name flowing down from the high Andes mountains, bringing thawed waters rich in oxygen and minerals which generously water the vines. Return to your hotel. Accommodation at The Ritz Carlton Santiago.

Day 11 – Departure

After your breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport by your private driver for your flight home.

Price/Hotels
DatesPrice Per Person From
Departs Daily$4,750

*Note: Domestic flights not included in tour price

Hotel Experience

Buenos Aires – Sofitel Buenos Aires Arroyo or similar

In an impressive building, Sofitel Buenos Aires combines three structures, framing the perfect mix of heritage and innovation in Retiro, the traditional art district.

The rooms and suites, in relaxing tones of ochre and ivory combined with details of Argentine leather, offer an ambiance of sophisticated pleasure. All of them have minibar, air conditioning and work desks. Free Wi-Fi is available.

Bariloche – Llao Llao Bariloche Hotel & Resort or similar

Every space in the hotel is both beautiful and functional, creating the most unique blend of the highest standards, elegance and Patagonian majesty.

Surrounded by Cerro Lopez and Tornado Mountain peaks and the Moreno and Niguel Hopi Lakes, this hotel features a spa and health club, a golf course and in and outdoor swimming pools.

Puerto Varas – Cumbres Puerto Varas or similar

Escape to a refined haven and experience the enchantment of Puerto Varas, Chile at Hotel Cumbres Puerto Varas. With beautiful views of Lago Llanquihue, the Osorno and Calbuco Volcanoes, this five-star hotel artfully combines the intimacy and warmth of a Patagonian lodge with contemporary luxury and sophistication.

Through its doors, Hotel Cumbres Puerto Varas is the perfect reflection of its surroundings, with expansive windows and native wood and stone design elements offering guests a true connection to the breathtaking landscape of southern Chile.

Santiago – The Ritz Carlton Santiago or similar

Nestled between sandy Pacific beaches and snow-capped Andes Mountains, The Ritz-Carlton, Santiago redefines personal service with a personal passion, making each stay in one of Chile’s top luxury hotels more memorable than the last. This sophisticated retreat in the heart of El Golf, one of Santiago’s most prestigious neighborhoods, delivers unforgettable experiences – like soothing spa services at the Santiago hotel’s rooftop Health and Fitness Center or exquisite dining at one of four distinctive restaurants – all complemented by impeccable service.

Note: Limited Availability, some hotels may not be available. Prices are per person.

Tours can be customized for any number of travelers, on any date.

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