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Patagonian Frontiers

Argentina and Chile by Land & Sea

From $9,982
total price from Miami
$8,995 air, land & cruise inclusive plus $987 airline taxes and fees
Tour Days
16 days
Tour Membership
12-24 guests
Pre-Tour Option

Physical Activity Level:

Overview

Enjoy the rare privilege of face-to-face encounters with two of the world’s last great frontiers: the majestic fjords and glaciers of Southern Patagonia, on a small-ship cruise; and the dramatic scenery of Torres del Paine on a three-night stay at the park. Along with visits to Buenos Aires and Santiago, we discover the remarkable diversity of South America.

Tour Details

Patagonian Frontiers

Argentina and Chile by Land & Sea

From $9,982

total price from Miami
$8,995 air, land & cruise inclusive plus $987 airline taxes and fees

Tour Days
16 days

Tour Membership
12-24 guests

Optional Extension

Physical Activity Level:

Tour Days
16 days

Tour Membership
12-24 guests

Optional Extension

Physical Activity Level:

Overview

Enjoy the rare privilege of face-to-face encounters with two of the world’s last great frontiers: the majestic fjords and glaciers of Southern Patagonia, on a small-ship cruise; and the dramatic scenery of Torres del Paine on a three-night stay at the park. Along with visits to Buenos Aires and Santiago, we discover the remarkable diversity of South America.

Small Group Highlights

  • Buenos Aires sightseeing
  • Argentine dinner and tango show
  • Four-night Southern Patagonia cruise
  • Beagle Channel, Cape Horn, Strait of Magellan
  • Three-night stay in Torres del Paine with excursions
  • Santiago touring

Day-by-Day Itinerary

B
= Breakfast Included
L
= Lunch Included
D
= Dinner Included
1
Depart U.S. for Buenos Aires, Argentina
Depart U.S. for Buenos Aires, Argentina
2
Arrive Buenos Aires
B
D
B
D
Arrive Buenos Aires

After arriving in this lively city this morning, we transfer to our hotel to rest (rooms are ready for our early arrival). After time to relax, we meet our fellow travelers and Odysseys Unlimited Tour Director at a briefing about the journey followed by a welcome dinner.

After arriving in this lively city this morning, we transfer to our hotel to rest (rooms are ready for our early arrival). After time to relax, we meet our fellow travelers and Odysseys Unlimited Tour Director at a briefing about the journey followed by a welcome dinner.

3
Buenos Aires
B
D
B
D
Buenos Aires

Highlights of today’s city tour include the lovely mansions and parks of Palermo and the colorful bohemian district of La Boca. Tonight we visit one of the city’s top tango houses for dinner and a performance.

Highlights of today’s city tour include the lovely mansions and parks of Palermo and the colorful bohemian district of La Boca. Tonight we visit one of the city’s top tango houses for dinner and a performance.

4
Buenos Aires
B
B
Buenos Aires

Today is at leisure.

Today is at leisure.

5
Buenos Aires/Ushuaia/Embark Ship
B
D
B
D
Buenos Aires/Ushuaia/Embark Ship

We fly today to Ushuaia, Argentina, the world’s southernmost urban center. After lunch on our own and time at leisure in this windswept city, late this afternoon we embark our ship. Early this evening we set sail through the Beagle Channel.

We fly today to Ushuaia, Argentina, the world’s southernmost urban center. After lunch on our own and time at leisure in this windswept city, late this afternoon we embark our ship. Early this evening we set sail through the Beagle Channel.

6
Cruising – Cape Horn/Wulaia Bay
B
L
D
B
L
D
Cruising – Cape Horn/Wulaia Bay

Today we see up close one of the world’s last unspoiled frontiers as we sail through Murray Channel and Nassau Bay to Cape Horn National Park, perhaps glimpsing sea lions and Antarctic fur seals along the way. At the spot where the Atlantic and Pacific merge, the sheer promontory of Cape Horn rises some 1,400 feet from the roiling waters below. This afternoon we take a guided walk along sheltered Wulaia Bay.

Today we see up close one of the world’s last unspoiled frontiers as we sail through Murray Channel and Nassau Bay to Cape Horn National Park, perhaps glimpsing sea lions and Antarctic fur seals along the way. At the spot where the Atlantic and Pacific merge, the sheer promontory of Cape Horn rises some 1,400 feet from the roiling waters below. This afternoon we take a guided walk along sheltered Wulaia Bay.

7
Cruising – Pia Glacier/Garibaldi Glacier
B
L
D
B
L
D
Cruising – Pia Glacier/Garibaldi Glacier

We awaken this morning in Pia Fjord, home of the stunning Pia Glacier. Later we board inflatable Zodiacs and go ashore for an up-close look at the glacier, a tumbling wall of ice that extends from the mountaintops down to sea level. After lunch on board, we drop anchor in a nearby fjord for a shore excursion to Garibaldi Glacier, one of only three glaciers in Patagonia gaining mass. Here we have the opportunity to hike through the Magellanic forest, passing glacial waterfalls and viewpoints that overlook the glacier and fjord.

We awaken this morning in Pia Fjord, home of the stunning Pia Glacier. Later we board inflatable Zodiacs and go ashore for an up-close look at the glacier, a tumbling wall of ice that extends from the mountaintops down to sea level. After lunch on board, we drop anchor in a nearby fjord for a shore excursion to Garibaldi Glacier, one of only three glaciers in Patagonia gaining mass. Here we have the opportunity to hike through the Magellanic forest, passing glacial waterfalls and viewpoints that overlook the glacier and fjord.

8
Cruising – Agostini Sound/Águila Glacier
B
L
D
B
L
D
Cruising – Agostini Sound/Águila Glacier

This morning we cruise through several channels to enter spectacular Agostini Sound, where we see massive glaciers flowing down the mountainside. Later we take inflatable Zodiacs to Águila Glacier, which we approach via an easy walk on the shore of a lagoon.

This morning we cruise through several channels to enter spectacular Agostini Sound, where we see massive glaciers flowing down the mountainside. Later we take inflatable Zodiacs to Águila Glacier, which we approach via an easy walk on the shore of a lagoon.

9
Cruising – Magdalena Island/Punta Arenas/Torres del Paine
B
L
D
B
L
D
Cruising – Magdalena Island/Punta Arenas/Torres del Paine

Early this morning we visit Magdalena Island, home to an immense colony of more than 120,000 Magellanic penguins. We take some time to observe the penguins and also to visit the lighthouse that to this day guides ships navigating through the Strait of Magellan. Then we arrive in Punta Arenas, where we board our motorcoach for the six-hour journey to Torres del Paine. We reach our lodging early this evening and dine there tonight.

Early this morning we visit Magdalena Island, home to an immense colony of more than 120,000 Magellanic penguins. We take some time to observe the penguins and also to visit the lighthouse that to this day guides ships navigating through the Strait of Magellan. Then we arrive in Punta Arenas, where we board our motorcoach for the six-hour journey to Torres del Paine. We reach our lodging early this evening and dine there tonight.

10
Torres del Paine National Park
B
L
D
B
L
D
Torres del Paine National Park

Today we encounter breathtaking Torres del Paine, a 700-square-mile World Biosphere Reserve and one of the most unspoiled and beautiful nature preserves on Earth. We spend the day exploring this unparalleled landscape of jagged peaks, ice-blue glaciers, turquoise lakes, rushing rivers, and thunderous waterfalls. A highlight: our visit to magnificent Lago Grey, site of massive Grey Glacier and of the hotel where we stop for lunch.

Today we encounter breathtaking Torres del Paine, a 700-square-mile World Biosphere Reserve and one of the most unspoiled and beautiful nature preserves on Earth. We spend the day exploring this unparalleled landscape of jagged peaks, ice-blue glaciers, turquoise lakes, rushing rivers, and thunderous waterfalls. A highlight: our visit to magnificent Lago Grey, site of massive Grey Glacier and of the hotel where we stop for lunch.

11
Torres del Paine National Park
B
L
D
B
L
D
Torres del Paine National Park

We see more of Torres del Paine’s pristine wilderness today, enjoying a box lunch amidst the dramatic scenery. Highlights include visits to the crystalline Amarga and Azul lagoons, and the glacial waterfall Cascade Rio Paine. Clear days at Laguna Azul present panoramic vistas of the park’s namesake, the three massive granite Paine Towers. Throughout the day we’re sure to see some of the park’s only permanent residents: 106 species of birds and 26 species of mammals, including the beloved guanaco. We dine together tonight at our hotel.

We see more of Torres del Paine’s pristine wilderness today, enjoying a box lunch amidst the dramatic scenery. Highlights include visits to the crystalline Amarga and Azul lagoons, and the glacial waterfall Cascade Rio Paine. Clear days at Laguna Azul present panoramic vistas of the park’s namesake, the three massive granite Paine Towers. Throughout the day we’re sure to see some of the park’s only permanent residents: 106 species of birds and 26 species of mammals, including the beloved guanaco. We dine together tonight at our hotel.

12
Torres del Paine/Punta Arenas
B
L
D
B
L
D
Torres del Paine/Punta Arenas

We travel by coach today to Punta Arenas. Upon arrival we transfer to our hotel in the city center.

We travel by coach today to Punta Arenas. Upon arrival we transfer to our hotel in the city center.

13
Punta Arenas/Santiago
B
D
B
D
Punta Arenas/Santiago

We fly today to the Chilean capital, where we enjoy a city tour. Tonight we have dinner together at our hotel.

We fly today to the Chilean capital, where we enjoy a city tour. Tonight we have dinner together at our hotel.

14
Valparaiso
B
D
B
D
Valparaiso

Today we encounter the old port of Valparaiso, a one-time fishing village now Chile’s third largest city and cultural heart. En route we visit a local winery for a private tour and tasting. Tonight we celebrate our adventure at a farewell dinner at a local Santiago restaurant.

Today we encounter the old port of Valparaiso, a one-time fishing village now Chile’s third largest city and cultural heart. En route we visit a local winery for a private tour and tasting. Tonight we celebrate our adventure at a farewell dinner at a local Santiago restaurant.

15
Santiago/Depart for U.S.
B
B
Santiago/Depart for U.S.

After a morning at leisure, we enjoy an afternoon visit to the Museum of Pre-Columbian Art, known for its art and artifacts from Chile and across the Americas. Then we have time to explore on our own. From here we transfer to the airport for our overnight flights to the U.S.

After a morning at leisure, we enjoy an afternoon visit to the Museum of Pre-Columbian Art, known for its art and artifacts from Chile and across the Americas. Then we have time to explore on our own. From here we transfer to the airport for our overnight flights to the U.S.

16
Arrive U.S.
Arrive U.S.

We arrive in the U.S. this morning and connect with our return flights home.

We arrive in the U.S. this morning and connect with our return flights home.

Tour Price Includes

  • Round-trip air transportation from listed cities; all flights within Argentina and Chile
  • 13 nights’ accommodations: 4 nights aboard M/V Stella Australis or M/V Ventus Australis (Superior First Class); 9 nights in Deluxe, Superior First Class, and First Class hotels
  • 33 meals: 14 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 12 dinners
  • Extensive sightseeing as described, including all entrance fees
  • Open bar service (wine and select liquors) on board
  • Services of an Odysseys Unlimited Tour Director
  • Private motorcoach transportation throughout the trip
  • All port taxes and national park fees
  • Luggage handling for one bag per person
  • Gratuities for local guides, dining room servers, airport and hotel porters, and all drivers
  • $100 frequent traveler credit towards your next Odysseys Unlimited tour ($200 after 3 tours; $300 after 10 tours)

Average Daily High by Month (°F )

  Jan Feb Mar Apr Oct Nov Dec
Buenos Aires 86 84 80 73 73 78 83
Torres del Paine 58 55 55 50 51 54 57
Santiago 85 85 82 73 73 79 83

Average Temperature (°F )

  Jan Feb Mar Apr Oct Nov Dec
Buenos Aires 86 84 80 73 73 78 83
Torres del Paine 58 55 55 50 51 54 57
Santiago 85 85 82 73 73 79 83

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Pre-Tour Option

Iguazu Falls

2 days, 2 nights
From
$1,395
+ $295 Single Supplement

Iguazu Falls

2 days, 2 nights
From
$1,395
+ $295 Single Supplement

Discover the magnificence of one of the world’s iconic landmarks and great natural wonders.

Pre-Tour Option Price Includes

  • Round-trip air transportation Buenos Aires/Iguazu Falls, inclusive of airline taxes and fees
  • 2 nights’ accommodations at Loi Suites Iguazu Hotel (Superior First Class)
  • 3 meals: 2 breakfasts, 1 dinner
  • Services of an Odysseys Unlimited representative
  • Private motorcoach/van transportation
  • Included sightseeing: Iguazu Falls National Park (Argentine side of the falls) with viewing opportunities
  • Gratuities for dining room servers, airport and hotel porters, and all drivers

Accommodations

Tour Directors

Silvana Cohen

“In a field of excellent Odysseys tour directors and guides, Silvana is a stand-out. Her efficiency, knowledge, and humor (and passion) made this trip extraordinary.”

Marilyn Press
Menlo Park, CA

Maria Elena Bartsch

“[Maria Elena] is a true professional and expertly handled anything that came up. I appreciated her flexibility in making small schedule changes when warranted.”

Susan & Jaime Moreno
Coral Gables, FL

Daniel Paredes

“…Daniel was by far the finest director in our experience … he built firm cohesion among the group members while simultaneously attending to the needs and desires of each individual.”

Patricia Hill
Gulf Shores, AL

Lucelia Scarpelli

“Under Lucelia’s direction, everything went smoothly. She was well-organized, knowledgeable, and personable.”

Steve Rogers
Turner, OR

Ivan Bustamante

“Ivan was the BEST tour guide I have had. He was above and beyond what I expected; he made extra effort at all times.”

Valerie Bugg
Louisville, CO

Christian von Johnn

"I cannot fully express how wonderful of a director Christian was. He really put so much effort into every day and every detail of each experience."

Dr. Urshulaa Dholakia
Lawrence Township, NJ

Max Meza

Odysseys Unlimited Tour Director

Nick Tozer

“[Nick took] very good care of the entire group. Extremely knowledgeable on history, people, and current events – and the stories within a story. And he knows everyone!”

Catherine McGuigan
Sugar Land, TX

Tour Directors

Nick Tozer

“[Nick took] very good care of the entire group. Extremely knowledgeable on history, people, and current events – and the stories within a story. And he knows everyone!”

Catherine McGuigan
Sugar Land, TX

Daniel Paredes

“…Daniel was by far the finest director in our experience … he built firm cohesion among the group members while simultaneously attending to the needs and desires of each individual.”

Patricia Hill
Gulf Shores, AL

Christian von Johnn

"I cannot fully express how wonderful of a director Christian was. He really put so much effort into every day and every detail of each experience."

Dr. Urshulaa Dholakia
Lawrence Township, NJ

Ivan Bustamante

“Ivan was the BEST tour guide I have had. He was above and beyond what I expected; he made extra effort at all times.”

Valerie Bugg
Louisville, CO

Max Meza

Odysseys Unlimited Tour Director

Lucelia Scarpelli

“Under Lucelia’s direction, everything went smoothly. She was well-organized, knowledgeable, and personable.”

Steve Rogers
Turner, OR

Silvana Cohen

“In a field of excellent Odysseys tour directors and guides, Silvana is a stand-out. Her efficiency, knowledge, and humor (and passion) made this trip extraordinary.”

Marilyn Press
Menlo Park, CA

Maria Elena Bartsch

“[Maria Elena] is a true professional and expertly handled anything that came up. I appreciated her flexibility in making small schedule changes when warranted.”

Susan & Jaime Moreno
Coral Gables, FL

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Guest Photos & Testimonials

I am so pleased I decided to travel with Odysseys. I had an amazing time and saw things I never expected to see or do in my lifetime. Thank you for a wonderful experience. I will be back!
Aaron Magill
Fountain Hills, AZ
This was a wonderful, life-fulfilling experience. I appreciate the care and attention to detail that you give to each trip. You provide the finest experience I can imagine.
Ardis Cox
Austin, TX
Beautiful big cities bookended with a wonderful ship and Patagonia travel in between. Great travel!
Daniel Duff & Heidi Hatfield
Washington, D.C.
I am so pleased I decided to travel with Odysseys. I had an amazing time and saw things I never expected to see or do in my lifetime. Thank you for a wonderful experience. I will be back!
Aaron Magill
Fountain Hills, AZ
This was a wonderful, life-fulfilling experience. I appreciate the care and attention to detail that you give to each trip. You provide the finest experience I can imagine.
Ardis Cox
Austin, TX
Beautiful big cities bookended with a wonderful ship and Patagonia travel in between. Great travel!
Daniel Duff & Heidi Hatfield
Washington, D.C.
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