Travel from Santiago to BA via Pucon, Ancud and Bariloche

Travel from Santiago to Buenos Aires, taking in some awesome scenery and opportunities for outdoor sports along the way. Beginning in Santiago, Chile's buzzing capital, this adventure holiday transports you past smoking volcanoes, along the Chilean coast, into Argentina's Lake District and finally finishing up in flamboyant Buenos Aires, where the party never stops. Get a taste of Patagonia on this action-packed trip that is sure to leave you wanting more.

Start
Santiago, Chile
Finish
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Countries
Argentina,
Chile
Themes
Explorer
Code
GGRE
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 12
Group size
Min 1, Max 16
Carbon offset
276kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Get up close to smouldering Villarrica Volcano in Pucon
  • Soak up the coastal beauty of Ancud
  • Travel across the Andes to Argentina's Lake District
  • Get adventurous in beautiful Bariloche
  • Be impressed by the well-heeled Palermo in Buenos Aires

Itinerary

Walk through Plaza de Armas, Santiago's historic centre and browse the colourful Central Market. Visit the Palacio de la Moneda, originally a colonial mint, which is now the seat of the President of the Republic of Chile. In the afternoon, why not take an optional vineyard tour before boarding an overnight bus to Pucon.
Thrill seekers will get a kick out of Pucon's bundle of adventure activities. The town lies at the foot of smouldering Villarrica Volcano so perhaps opt to hike to the impressive crater. Otherwise, explore the black sand beaches, conquer whitewater rapids or hike pristine forest trails.
Enjoy the fine dining, artisan chocolate shops and quaint chalet-style wooden architecture of Bariloche. Skiing is the favoured past time of holiday makers in the winter months, with lots of swimming options in summer. There are also many hiking trails near Bariloche, which can be enjoyed year round.
Between its Latin passion, European elegance and superb cuisine, Buenos Aires is a joy to explore. Nibble on alfajores, wander San Telmo's cobblestone streets, talk football with Portenos in a cafe or get a history lesson at the quirky Museo Evita. The hippest spot in town is Palermo's Plaza Serrano so head out in the evenings to tango with the locals. There are so many awesome things to do in Buenos Aires, it's simply a matter of trying to fit them all in!
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Inclusions

Meals
6 breakfasts
Accommodation
Hostel (4 nights), Hotel (6 nights), Overnight bus (2 nights)
Included activities
  • Buenos Aires - Leader led walking tour

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Important notes

29 May 2012. Based on previous travellers and leaders feedback, the itinerary of this trip has changed from what it is advertised in the Intrepid Latin America 2012 brochure. We trust this amended itinerary will only enhance travellers experience of this region.

New Itinerary:

Days 1-2 Santiago
Days 3-5 Pucon
Days 6-7 San Martin de los Andes
Days 8-10 Bariloche
Days 11-13 Buenos Aires

Previous Itinerary:

Days 1-2 Santiago
Days 3-4 Pucon
Days 5-7 Ancud
Days 8-10 Bariloche
Days 11-13 Buenos Aires

Trip notes

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