Argentina and Chile

This is an enjoyable sample two week Argentina and Chile holiday from Buenos Aires to Santiago via Bariloche and the Chilean Lake District including the spectacular lakes crossing. Please contact us to discuss extensions in Argentina or in Chile at the start or end of your journey.

Highlights: Buenos Aires – Bariloche – Lakes Crossing – Chilean Lake District – Santiago

Days 1-3

Buenos Aires

You will be met on arrival and driven to your hotel for the first few days of your holiday. We include a city tour of Buenos Aires and a tango show with dinner on one evening.

If you would like us to book anything in particular for you, such as a football tour, a tour of notable bars and restaurants, tango lessons or our new Pope Francis tour, please let us know.

Day 4-6


Bariloche is your base for exploring the Argentine lake district. We include a tour to Victoria Island and Arrayanes Wood and the cable car trip to Cerro Otto.

Day 7

Lakes Crossing to Peulla

Depart by road for Puerto Panuelo and travel by catamaran across Lake Nahuel Huapi to reach Puerto Blest. From here, it is a short journey by road to Puerto Alegre where you will board a boat across Lake Felix Frias. From Puerto Frias, having completed border customs, travel by road to Vicente Perez Rosales National Park in Chile. You will arrive at your hotel in Peulla around 2pm.

Day 8

Lakes Crossing to Puerto Varas

Free morning; in the afternoon set sail across Lake Todos los Santos to Petrohue with, weather permitting, fine views of Osorno and Puntiagudo volcanoes and of Mount Tronador. From Petrohue you will visit the waterfalls and continue by road around Lake Llanquihue to reach Puerto Varas around 7pm.

Days 9-10

Chilean Lake District

A full day tour to the island of Chiloe is included. Chiloe is half an hour by boat from Puerto Montt. The colourful houses (‘palafitos’) on stilts over the water, are a distinctive feature of Castro, the capital. We trip includes a visit to Ancud which is dominated by the fortress of San Antonio.

Days 11-13


The Chilean capital is a modern metropolis against a backdrop of the Andes. We include a city tour and a visit to the Maipo valley for a tour of the Concha y Toro vineyard which was founded in 1883. Today Concha y Toro is the largest exporter of Chilean wine.

Day 14

Depart Santiago

Departure transfer from your hotel to the airport in time to check in for your transatlantic flight home.

The above sample Chile and Argentina holiday can be varied in any way you choose to suit your exact requirements so give us a call now on 01932 424252 to discuss any modifications.


We offer a range of accommodation from three star standard hotels to five star luxury so please chat to our staff for informed advice and expertise to discuss arrangements for your tailor-made Chile and Argentina holiday.

Included Tours, Excursions & Activities whilst on your Chile and Argentina Holiday

The tours, excursions & activities mentioned in the above sample Chile and Argentina holiday are just a selection of what is available in each location. The itinerary can be adjusted to fit your particular requirements for this holiday; please liaise with your Travel Consultant to confirm what other activities are available and what you would like to include in your tailor-made Chile and Argentina holiday.

Duration of your Chile and Argentina Holiday

If you like the broad sweep of the above sample itinerary but have fewer days to spend on your Chile and Argentina holiday, or wish to extend it in any way, please ask your Travel Consultant for ideas on how to shorten or lengthen the holiday, or how to reorganise the itinerary.

No-Obligation Quote

We would be delighted to email you a no-obligation, fully-detailed itinerary & quote for your tailor-made Chile and Argentina holiday together with  links to hotel websites, plus details of any included tours & excursions. The quote will clearly state what is, and what is not included in the quoted price. If you thereafter wish to make any changes to the initial itinerary – be it an alternative hotel, different activities, a different duration in any location etc. – that’s not a problem and we will continue to work with you to adjust the programme until it exactly matches what you’re looking for from your tailor-made Chile and Argentina holiday.