Your day-by-day itinerary
Buenos Aires: Romance and Tango
Explore sexy and sophisticated Buenos Aires, a city of steamy tango, sizzling steaks and a nightlife that never stops. Take an eye-opening tour with a local Porteño (resident of the city) for an edgy glimpse into behind-the-scenes life and soak up the totally seductive atmosphere. You’ll stay in happening Palermo district, one of the most popular barrios in Buenos Aires.
Whale Tails & Tyre Tracks
Drive across a rugged wilderness packed with wildlife, spot killer whales and visit huge penguin colonies. Argentina’s Peninsula Valdes is over run by animal life, from ostrich-like nandoos darting across the plains to humpbacks breaching in the waves. This is a really wild road trip along the northern coastline of Patagonia. The richness of the wildlife is simply staggering and seeing it on your own four wheels doubles up the adventure.
Gateway to the South Pole
Stay in the southernmost town on the planet, trek through National Parks and sail through the icy Beagle Channel. Ushuaia, the gateway to the South Pole, tumbles down a hill between mountains into the wild, thrashing sea. During this trip, you’ll trek into the Tierra del Fuego National Park and take a boat trip along the isolated Beagle Channel, passing colonies of penguins and following in Darwin’s footsteps.
Sailing Amongst the Glaciers
Get glacial in Patagonia, sailing between icebergs and exploring a frozen world of endless mountains, piercing winds, lakes and cool blue glaciers bigger than the entire city of Buenos Aires. It’s a surreal, silent place that has to be seen to be believed. This trip will take you into the frozen heart of Patagonia, a land of dazzling white snow, deep sapphire skies and cool blue glaciers.
In Torres del Paine you’ll find yourself in the middle of the rugged and pristine landscapes of Patagonia where you can take a tough hike to the iconic granite pillars that dominate this vast landscape or a light trek to freezing glaciers. Hop in your hire car and discover the dramatic beauty of this magical place, where you can experience three seasons in the space of a day.
Penguins at the Edge of the World
This Chile trip will take you to the southernmost tip of Chilean Patagonia in search of penguins. Punta Arenas town has a rugged sea port atmosphere, brightly coloured houses and a fascinating history. During your stay you’ll go on a boat trip to see a huge colony of Magellanic penguins.
Take a Break Amongst the Vineyards
From Santiago you’ll travel to the Maipo Valley; a wine valley about an hour’s drive from the capital. We’ll arrange for a transfer to take you directly to your simple but cosy B&B with its own swimming pool and views of the Andean peaks. There are no tours planned during your stay, so you can do as you please. Cycle through the vineyards or book a wine tour to sample some of the local produce.
Llamas on the Moon
San Pedro de Atacama is a small and quaint town with lots of white houses. You’ll stay at a simple, yet cosy centrally located hotel. Its laid-back atmosphere, sand coloured walls and hammocks in the garden make it fit right in with its surroundings. This immense area is the world’s driest desert and you will soon feel the temperature range that it goes through every day.
On day 2, you’ll join an excursion to the Atacama Desert with a small group of international travellers. You’re going to stop off at some very scenic points so don’t forget your camera! Driving through the Valle de la Luna you’ll experience this surreal lunar-like landscape of barren rocks and valleys, and at sunset you’ll climb to up to great vantage point. As the sun sets you’ll see the colours of the valley change to red, purple, green and blue as the moon slowly rises in the sky.
Like a Gaucho in Sunny Salta
Ride on horseback through the green valleys and tobacco plantations of sunny Salta, steeped in folklore, colonial charm and traditional Gaucho spirit. During this trip, you’ll spend two nights in Salta with a day trip to a local estancia where you’ll horse ride, sample a tasty BBQ and learn all about local life on a ranch.
Iguazu Falls in the Rainforest
Feel the spray of roaring Iguazu Falls and explore the surrounding rainforest, where raccoon-like coatis play. A cluster of cascades set within rich National Park, Iguazu Falls will leave you deafened and utterly speechless. You’ll visit both the Argentinean and Brazilian side of the Falls, the latter with a guide, you’ll spend three nights on the Argentina side in a hotel close to the park.