ARGENTINA CHILE – ECLIPSE TOUR 2020

Escorted or Guided Tour Argentina
ARGENTINA CHILE – ECLIPSE TOUR 2020

ARGENTINA 

Day 1 – December 11, 2020, Buenos Aires

Transfer in private service from hotel to an international airport with a guide. 
In the afternoon : 
Lunch at local restaurant (3-course menu) with 1 non-alcohol beverage.
Buenos Aires City Tour - private service with guide

Duration: 4 hs approx.
Estimated pick up time: AM from 8:45 hs // PM from 13:45 hs
Highlights: Recoleta - Palermo - Plaza de Mayo - Puerto Madero - San Telmo - La Boca
This is the perfect tour to discover the charm of Argentina's capital, from the chic districts of Recoleta and Palermo to historic Plaza de Mayo, and architectural icons such as the Colon opera house, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the palace of Congress. The program finishes in old town San Telmo, home of the city's aristocracy until the late 19th century; Caminito Street, in La Boca, the colorful shelter for Italian immigrants by the Riachuelo, and the young thriving restaurant scene at the Puerto Madero waterfront.
Overnight at Argenta Tower Studio
Check In: 15:00 - Check Out: 11:00 - Juncal 868 - (011) 4325-4100

Day 2 – December 12, 2020, Buenos Aires

Buffet breakfast

Tigre Delta navigation with lunch - Beverages not included

Duration: 4 hs approx.
Estimated pick up time: AM from 8:45 hs
Highlights: San Isidro Cathedral - Tigre Navigation
After the Amazonia, the Paraná Delta is the most important delta in South America. Green and rich in rivers and creeks, this gorgeous natural reserve is located barely 30 km. from the city of Buenos Aires. This tour first sails on the Río de la Plata to reach the suburb of San Isidro and visit its magnificent 1897 neo-gothic cathedral, the theater, and the public library. The trip goes on to Tigre's fluvial station, to sail the rivers and canals between a thousand little islands covered with ceibo trees and amazing biodiversity. We will take lunch at a typical restaurant in Puerto MaderoKindly note that drop off is not back to hotels but in different stops as follows: Puente de la Mujer (Puerto Madero) // Galerías Pacifico Shopping // Av Santa Fe y 9 de Julio // Juncal y Cerrito // Obelisco // Colon Theatre // Irigoyen y Lima.
FREE AFTERNOON

Dinner and Tango Show at Cafe de Los Angelitos - Shared service - Private transfer without guide

Duration: 4:30 hs approx. 
Suggested pick-up time: from 20:30 hs
Highlights: Dinner and Tango Show 
This complete tango show covers the history of Buenos Aires' most iconic music from the 1920s to the modern edge of composer Astor Piazzolla, with a cast of twenty dancers and a talented music quintet. To the melody of the piano, the violins and the bandoneón, a delicious three-course dinner with wine is served. 
Overnight at Argenta Tower Studio
Check In: 15:00 - Check Out: 11:00 - Juncal 868 - (011) 4325-4100

Day 3 - December 13, 2020, Buenos Aires - Bariloche

Buffet breakfast
Transfer in private service from hotel to domestic airport with guide
Flight from Buenos Aires to Bariloche (not included)
Transfer in private service from Bariloche airport to hotel with guide

Small Circuit - Private service with guide - Fee Cerro Campanario included

Duration: 4 hs approx.
Suggested pick-up time: from 9 or 15 hs
Highlights: Lake Nahuel Huapi - Panoramic viewpoints - Bustillo Avenue - Catedral Hill 
To admire Bariloche in its greatest splendor, we will drive along the shore of Lake Nahuel Huapi on Bustillo Ave. until reaching Playa Bonita, with its beautiful view of Huemul Island. We will reach Campanario Hill and appreciate one of the most beautiful views: Lakes Nahuel Huapi and Perito Moreno, San Pedro Peninsula, Victoria Island, Otto, López, Goye and Catedral hills, and downtown Bariloche. At Llao-Llao, we will observe San Eduardo Chapel, and Pañuelo Port, on Nahuel Huapi. We will cross the bridge over Lake Moreno and, on our way back, we will skirt lakes El Trébol and Nahuel Huapi until reaching Bustillo Ave. Kindly note that this excursion is exclusive for passengers located in downtown hotels.
Overnight at Alma del Lago Suite & Spa (Km 1.2) Classic mountain view
Check-In: 15:00 - Check-Out: 11:00 - Av. Bustillo km 1151 - (02944) 52-1500

Day 4 – December 14, 2020, Bariloche

Boxed breakfast
Full day Eclipse Day
Transfer in private service, location spot.



Duration: 10hs approx.
Distance: 237 km from Bariloche. About 3.30 by bus approx. Very early departure.
Enjoy once in a lifetime astronomical event that will visible in Patagonia (Argentina-Chile) on
December 14th 2020. Experience this Total solar eclipse adventure reaching a privileged location along the central axis of the eclipse. See the satellite images with the optimal observation line, route details and access to the area and some photos of the area. The site defined as optimal for the observation of the eclipse is near the Catan Lil farm.

What’s Included: 
  • Private transportation to observatory eclipse camp.
  • Entrance fee (Exclusive area).
  • Ambulance assistance with a doctor on board.
  • Access to bathrooms (chemical baths).
  • Food trucks (snacks and drinks).
  • Photography and filming service during the event.
  • Insurance.
Overnight at Alma del Lago Suite & Spa (Km 1.2) Classic mountain view
Check-In: 15:00 - Check-Out: 11:00 - Av. Bustillo km 1151 - (02944) 52-1500


Day 5 – December 15, 2020, Bariloche / Puerto varas 

Buffet breakfast
Lake Crossing:

Duration: 1 day
Suggested pick-up time: from 8:45 hs
Highlights: Lake crossing
Near Bariloche, at Pañuelo port, we will board a catamaran and navigate the Blest branch of Nahuel Huapi lake. After visiting Los Cántaros cascade, we will enjoy lunch at Peulla lodging house and then take a bus to Alegre port. We will border Frías lake and enjoy the view of Tronador hill. We will arrive at Frías port, and take a bus through the Andean lush vegetation, and reach Peulla, the Chilean immigration office. We will board a catamaran again and sail the Todos Los Santos lake, admiring the Puntiagudo hill and impressive Osorno volcano. We will then take a bus to visit Saltos del Petrohué. Driving by Llanquihue lake, we will finally arrive at Varas and Montt ports.
Overnight at Park Inn by Radisson hotel. 

Day 6 – December 16, 2020, Puerto Varas 

Buffet breakfast
Choice of tours (fee applies) or you have a free day.
Optional: HALF DAY TOUR LLANQUIHUE LAKE & FRUTILLAR 
Begin the tour in the city of Llanquihue, famous for its beef jerky and origin of the Maullín River, which is part of the old Route of the Settlers. Follow the shoreline of Llanquihue Lake until the town of Frutillar with its beautiful reminiscences of Bavaria (Germany), region of origin of its first settlers, which explains its tanneries, windmills and breweries. Admire the German architecture combined with the gardens and Osorno and Puntiagudo Volcanoes that make for unforgettable pictures. Optionally you can visit the German Settler Museum that records the life of the settlers in the region and on the coast, you will see the Teatro del Lago where the world-famous "Musical Weeks of Frutillar" take place annually.

Optional: FULL DAY CHILOE 
We begin the tour in our way to Pargua. Here we will board a ferry to sail through the Chacao Channel, which separates the continent of Chiloe Island. During the navigation, we will see sea wolves, pelicans and autochthon sea birds of the area. The ferry berths at Chacao Pier; here we will see the houses that built with Alerce wood and the churches that are National Heritage Site. Later we continue to Dalcahue, located in front of Quinchao Island. Along the coast, there is a special market because the construction receives the name “Palafito”, because it is over the water in a base of wood. It’s a very special view. We will also visit the church that is a typical construction and World Heritage Site. Later we continue our trip to Castro, the capital city of Chiloé Island, from the traditional Gamboa viewing point you can take very nice pictures of the worldwide famous “Palafitos”, visit the San Francisco church in front of the Main Square and visit the biggest Handcraft Market of the island. On the way back we are going to visit Ancud city, where we can see the San Antonio Fort; this historic place is located in the highest part of the city, built at the latest part of XVII Century and is part of one of the last Spanish fortifications in our country, the local museum, the main square and the Central Market. This one offers many gastronomic options on the island. 
The place for lunch will be coordinated with the tour guide depending on the time and logistics of the tour.
Overnight at Park Inn by Radisson hotel. 

Day 7 – December 17, 2020, Puerto Varas, Santiago 

Buffet breakfast.
Transfer from hotel to the domestic airport in Puerto Montt. 
Flight from Puerto Montt / Santiago (not included)
Transfer in from the airport to your hotel. 



PM. LUNCH AND CITY TOUR WITH SANTA LUCIA HILL 
Santiago is one of the oldest cities in Latin America. Founded in 1541, it has an overwhelming vitality, and its center houses most of the country's civic life. Its beautiful parks and historical buildings of exquisite architectural style coexist with modernity. This tour begins at the "Parque Forestal", a huge forest with paths and art pieces, and also the location of the Museums of Contemporary Art and Fine Arts. Then, you will climb the emblematic Santa Lucia hill, where you can capture an unforgettable photograph of the city. You will also visit the Plaza de Armas, surrounded by magnificent buildings: the post office, the National Historical Museum, the City Hall, and the Cathedral. The journey continues in the Palacio de la Moneda complex, which is the presidential site, but also an important civic center. Finally, you will visit Bernardo O'Higgins Avenue or “Alameda”, the very core of the city, which has an intense commercial, cultural and financial life.

Your visit will end at the wine stores where you will buy some gift or souvenir. 
Overnight at Cumbres hotel. 

Day 8 – December 18, 2020, Santiago

Buffet breakfast. 
You will depart from Santiago towards the city of Valparaiso, where you will immediately understand why UNESCO declared this city a World Heritage Site, with its beautiful buildings and colorful hills overlooking the Pacific Ocean. This is also considered the cultural capital of Chile, the largest commercial and Navy port, a university city and also a bohemian center. Next, you will visit the Casas del Bosque Vineyard, a winery where you will get to taste the Reserva and Gran Reserva wines. Finally, you will taste a delicious, fresh meal at Restaurant Tanino, where you will find some of the best ingredients of Chilean cuisine.

Day 9– December 19, 2020, Santiago 

Buffet breakfast.
Afternoon transfer from hotel to the international airport in Santiago. 

Optional:

Optional: HD CONCHA Y TORO 
You will depart from Santiago to head to mountain Pirque Valley, where the worldwide renowned and favorite vineyard for foreign tourists. Viña & Toro is located. It was founded in 1883 by Melchor Concha y Toro with vines brought from the region of Bourdeaux, France. Today, this vineyard is the greatest exporter of Latin America in more than 130 countries. It is one of the most important wine brands in the world.  

Since there, you will go through the distinguished house surrounded by the beautiful park designed by a French landscapist as illustrated on the label of some Concha & Toro wines. One of the most notable aspects of Concha & Toro is that is a global company where the tradition and innovation are mixed perfectly. On the other hand, Concha & Toro is fully engaged in providing the best quality experience when tasting the wines. Besides, the Vineyard has won international fame for its brands, particularly, "Casillero Del Diablo" and “Don Melchor”. You will enjoy and be entertained when listening to the story of its legend and feel part of it.  

Also, you will go through its facilities and enjoy some of the best wines produced by Concha & Toro. Ends at the airport.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

$500 deposit. Refundable until September 11, 2020, less any credit card fees.
Balance due Oct 11, 2020.  2% discount for payment by check.

Pricing information.
$2859 pp
Single supplement $762

Day 6 – Optional half-day Frutillar Tour for $45 pp or full-day Chiloe Tour $80 pp


Group airfare will be available at the beginning of March 2020. Your ticket will be charged directly with the airlines.  
Travel Insurance is highly advised.


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