Natural Wonders Of Galápagos And Patagonia

Introduction

Take a timeless adventure through South America’s most captivating natural and cultural wonders. This extraordinary 19 day Tour allows you to explore cosmopolitan cities, pristine rainforests, cloud-covered mountains, and abundant Galapagos sea life.

What's included

  • All flights within South America
  • Sightseeing in six destinations
  • All transfers, tipping and porterage
  • Services of an APT Tour Director
  • Stay four nights on Galápagos Islands at Finch Bay Hotel
  • Finest dining - a total of 39 meals

Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive Guayaquil

Your journey begins today upon arrival in Guayaquil, the gateway city to the Galápagos Islands. Be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

Stay: Guayaquil Hilton

DAY 2 Galápagos Islands

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
Today, check into Finch Bay Hotel for four nights on the Galápagos Islands.

This morning, fly to Baltra Island. Take a short ferry ride across the channel to Santa Cruz Island. Afterwards, check into Finch Bay Galápagos Hotel. During your time here, you will explore the incredible Galápagos Islands National Park aboard the hotel’s private yacht. Take advantage of the included kayaks and snorkeling equipment to explore the many hidden coves and beaches nearby.

Stay: Four Nights: Santa Cruz Island, Finch Bay Galápagos Hotel

Daily :
Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 3 Galápagos Islands

Enjoy a day exploring the Galápagos Islands with a small group of 20 guests, aboard the Sea Lion Yacht with naturalist guides, before savouring a delicious buffet lunch. Your yacht offers day trips to different sites within the National Park which may include the wildlife-rich North Seymour, iconic Bartolome, the wild and rugged South Plaza, and the beautiful Santa Fe. This evening, enjoy dinner at the Finch Bay Hotel.

Daily :
Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 4 Galápagos Islands

Today, explore the Galápagos Highlands to see the giant tortoises wallowing in muddy banks or small ponds. On the return to Puerto Ayora, visit one of the island’s lava tunnels. Perhaps visit Tortuga Bay a stunning white sand beach where turtles seasonally lay their eggs or kayak along the shore line encountering the playful seals that frequent these waters.

Daily :
Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 5 Galápagos Islands

Enjoy another day exploring the unique Galápagos Islands by yacht, getting up close to the incredible creatures that call this region home. Each island boasts its own unique landscape, ranging from barren black, volcanic rocks to white sand beaches melting into gemstone-blue waters.

Daily :
Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 6 Santa Cruz, Baltra Island, Guayaquil

This morning after breakfast, make your way to the airport on Baltra Island for your return flight to Guayaquil. Then later this evening, enjoy a dinner at your hotel.

Stay: Guayaquil Hilton

Daily :
Breakfast Dinner

DAY 7 Guayaquil, Santiago

This morning, fly to the Chilean capital of Santiago, where you will stay at The Singular Santiago in the historic neighbourhood of Lastarria. Located in a valley surrounded by the snow-capped Andes, Santiago is a modern city that offers a beautiful backdrop.

Stay: Three Nights: Singular Santiago

Daily :
Breakfast

DAY 8 Santiago

Today embark on a tour of Santiago and board a gondola at Cerro San Cristóbal for spectacular views over the city.

Daily :
Breakfast Dinner

DAY 9 Santiago, Valparaíso

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
Travel to the seaside city of Valparaíso for a tour of the Historic Quarter and a funicular ride, and treasure views of the colourful buildings around the bay.

Take a tour of Valparaíso, followed by lunch.

Daily :
Breakfast Lunch

DAY 10 Santiago, Puerto Natales

Today marks the beginning of a true highlight on your South America journey. After breakfast, you will set off for Patagonia in Chile, where you’ll stay in the historic pioneer town of Puerta Natales. Once a cold storage plant, your unique hotel boasts unparalleled views over the breathtaking Fjord of Last Hope. This evening, relax with your fellow travellers in anticipation for the incredible exploration to come.

Stay: Three Nights: Puerta Natales, Singular Patagonia

Daily :
Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 11 Torres Del Paine National Park

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
Discover the landscapes of Patagonia including Torres del Paine National Park over three unforgettable days and nights.

Each day, friendly and experienced local guides will tailor an excursion to suit your interests and fitness level. Activities include walks and trekking with gourmet picnic lunches in remote areas, private boat rides, bike rides and cave excursions. No matter your choice, the snow-capped peaks, azure lakes, roaring rivers and resplendent glaciers of this national park will leave you speechless.

Daily :
Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 12 Patagonia

Today you’ll spend another day exploring Patagonia with your private guide. Perhaps navigate through the mountain-fringed fjords, try fly fishing or watch Andean Condors prey over the guanacos (large llamas) in the mountains.

Daily :
Breakfast Lunch

DAY 13 Puerto Natales, El Calafate

Leave Chile behind today as you cross into Argentina and onwards to El Calafate. On the shores of Lake Argentino, El Calafate is known as the gateway to Los Glaciares National Park.

Stay: Three Nights: El Calafate, Xelena Hotel

Daily :
Breakfast Dinner

DAY 14 Perito Moreno Glacier

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
Enjoy a full day to take in the impressive Perito Moreno Glacier with your local guide.

Stop near the glacier field and explore the many viewing areas. This towering glacier unlike many others, is still moving, where you get to hear the phenomenon known as white lightning. This incredible sound occurs when the ice breaks, creating a sharp crack in the air and roar when it falls. Here, feel incredibly close as you view the glacier from the many different platforms at the catwalks. Afterwards, enjoy a peaceful boat cruise around the base of the glacier, perfectly skirted by the glorious Patagonian scenery of forest and mountains.

Daily :
Breakfast Lunch

DAY 15 El Calafate

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
A visit to a local Estancia offers the perfect opportunity to get to know the daily life, routine and traditions of an authentic gaucho ranch in Patagonia.

Take a journey into the Patagonian countryside.

Daily :
Breakfast Lunch

DAY 16 El Calafate, Buenos Aires

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
At your hotel, discover the passion of the national dance as you take a private tango lesson, before indulging in a delicious selection of tapas.

Today you will fly to Buenos Aires.

Stay: Three Nights: Buenos Aires, Alvear Hotel or similar

Daily :
Breakfast

DAY 17 Buenos Aires

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ – Dining
Tonight, enjoy a visit to a parrillas (Argentine steakhouse) or enjoy dinner and an intimate tango show.

Enjoy a tour of Buenos Aires before visiting the city’s oldest barrio. Explore La Boca’s colourful houses and picturesque pedestrian street, Caminito; drive along one of the widest avenues in the world, Avenida 9 de Julio; pass the parks, gardens and tree-lined streets of Palermo; and visit La Recoleta Cemetery.

Daily :
Breakfast Dinner

DAY 18 Buenos Aires

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ – Sightseeing
Perhaps travel to the island town of Tigre where you can enjoy a cruise over the waterways of the Paraná Delta. You may like to explore the Parisian influence on Buenos Aires during a city walking tour. Alternatively, head to Teatro Colón, one of the finest opera houses in the world.

Today in Buenos Aires, enjoy a choice of sightseeing options.

Daily :
Breakfast

DAY 19 Depart Buenos Aires

Today your tour comes to an end at the Buenos Aires airport.

Daily :
Breakfast

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