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See the Complete Solar Eclipse in South America

9 Days/8 Nights

Package Overview

Take this once in a lifetime opportunity to travel to Argentina and Chile for a Total Solar Eclipse!

December 11-19

Extension available to Patagonia or Atacama

Agent Commission Starting At: $258.90

Package Pricing

Package starting at: $2589.00 PP * Prices based on double occupancy. Prices per person in USD.

Travel Itinerary

Day 1

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BUENOS AIRES

- Private transfer from the hotel to international airport.

BUENOS AIRES CITY TOUR

- 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 accommodations at select hotel.

Day 2

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BUENOS AIRES

OPTIONAL: TIGRE DELTA NAVIGATION WITH LUNCH - Shared service

- 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 an 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.

DINNER AND TANGO SHOW AT CAFE DE LOS ANGELITOS - Shared service - Private transfer without guide

- 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 accommodations at select hotel.

Day 3

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BUENOS AIRES - BARILOCHE

- Transfer in private service from hotel to domestic airport with guide.

- Flight from Buenos Aires to Bariloche.

- Transfer in private service from Bariloche airport to hotel with guide.

SMALL CIRCUIT - Private service with guide - FEE CERRO CAMPANARIO

- 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.

Overnight accommodations at select hotel.

Day 4

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BARILOCHE

FULL DAY ECLIPSE

- Private transfer to location spot for Eclipse.

What’s Included:

- Private transportation to observatory eclipse camp.

- Entrance fee (Exclusive area).

- Ambulance assistance with doctor on board.

- Access to bathrooms (chemical baths).

- Food trucks (snacks and drinks).

- Photography and filming service during the event.

- Insurance.

Overnight accommodations at select hotel.

Day 5

BARILOCHE / PUERTO VARAS

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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 accommodations at select hotel.

Day 6

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PUERTO VARAS

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.

FULL DAY CHILOE

- We begin the tour in our way to Pargua. Here we will aboard 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 XVIII 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 of the island.

- The place for lunch will be coordinated with the tour guide depending on time and logistic of the tour.

Overnight accommodations at select hotel.

Day 7

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PUERTO VARAS, SANTIAGO

- Transfer from hotel to domestic airport in Puerto Montt.

- Flight from Puerto Montt / Santiago.

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.

OPTIONAL HALF DAY CONCHAY 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.

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

Overnight accommodatoins at select hotel.

Day 8

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SANTIAGO

- 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.

Overnight accommodations at select hotel.

Day 9

B/-/-

SANTIAGO to FINAL DESTINATION

- Transfer from hotel to international airport in Santiago for departing flight home.

Additional Package Information

 Package Includes

  • Meals as listed in itenerary.
  • Accommodations at select hotel.
  • Tours as listed in itenerary. (Unless listed as OPTIONAL).

 Package Does Not Include

  • Taxes & Fees.
  • Airfare.
  • Any optional tours listed in itenerary.
  • Travel and medical insurance.

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9 Days/8 Nights  Argentina Vacation Package

General Information

  • Capital: Buenos Aires
  • Government: Federal presidential republic
  • Currency: Argentine peso (ARS)
  • Area: 2,766,890 km2
  • Population: 39,921,833 (July 2006 est.)
  • Language: Spanish
  • Religion: Roman Catholic 92%, Protestant 2%, Jewish 2%, other 4%
  • Electricity: 220V/50Hz (European plug)
  • Calling Code: +54
  • Time Zone: UTC -3

Points of Interest

  • Buenos Aires
  • Bariloche
  • Lake Nahuel Huapi
  • Bustillo Avenue
  • Catedral Hill
  • Puerto Varas