Highlights

  • Discover wild landscapes and unique wildlife on an expedition cruise in Patagonia
  • Explore the natural wonders of Torres del Paine and the Perito Moreno glacier
  • Enjoy all-inclusive stays in two designer lodges with fine dining and spa treatments
  • Fall in love with Buenos Aires, Argentina’s charming capital

Spoil yourself

  • Upgrade your stay in Torres del Paine to Awasi Patagonia

Patagonia is a true frontier land where everything from surging waters to creaking glaciers have left their mark in towering mountains, glassy fjords and sweeping swathes of barren steppe. You’ll start by taking in Buenos Aires’ Latin flourishes with a tour of its colonial charm and a tango dinner before flying south to cruise the Patagonian fjords. Your purpose-built vessel will dip in and out of remote islands, giant icebergs and even rainforests as your expert naturalists point out the unique wildlife that’s adapted to a life in this most inhospitable of environments. Then, stays in a pair of all-inclusive luxury lodges will showcase the mountainous grandeur of Torres del Paine and the monolithic eponyms of Glacier National Park in included guided hikes and private tours.


Day 1

Depart the UK

Your trip will start with a private chauffeur transfer to the airport where lounge access will start off your overnight flight to Argentina in style.

Airport transfer chauffeur service with The Luxury Holiday Company

Airport transfer chauffeur service

No 1 Lounge, Gatwick Airport South Terminal

No 1 Lounge


Days 2 – 3

Land in colourful, creative Buenos Aires

Arrive into Buenos Aires where a private transfer will whisk you to your luxury hotel in city's elegant La Recoleta neighbourhood. Then, a private half-day tour will bring you deep into the beating heart of the Argentine capital, contrasting the colourful residences of La Boca – an artists’ enclave – with the San Telmo's cobblestone streets and the grand cathedrals of Recoleta. End with a visit to a curated selection of bohemian markets and the Buenos Aires Design Centre. You’ll later be treated to an evening of music, dance and Argentine wines with a delicious dinner and colourful tango show at the velvet-lined Faena Hotel, where world-renowned artists perform to a live orchestra.

Breakfast included

Caminito street, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Caminito Street, La Boca

Alvear Palace Hotel, Buenos Aires

Alvear Palace Hotel, Buenos Aires


Day 4

Feel the pull of the world’s southernmost city

Following a private transfer, you'll fly south into Patagonia to arrive at Ushuaia, the end of the world – or at least, the last stop for many before departing for the great wild adventure of Antarctic and glacier cruising. You'll join these adventurers on your Patagonian fjord cruise beginning tomorrow, so rest today at your cosy accommodation on the Beagle Channel. Take in its views over mountain-framed expanses, or perhaps explore with an optional sailing jaunt, short hiking trip or mountain railway ride.

Breakfast included

Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia


Days 5 – 8

Cruise the fissures of Patagonia's craggy coastline

Board your exploratory ship to a cocktail reception as you set off today to knit together the intertwining waterways of Patagonia’s fissured coast. Dodge calving icebergs and make remote landings everywhere from hidden mountain ranges to cold rainforests as you enjoy gourmet meals and an indulgent open-bar. It’s all brought to life by expert naturalist guides who will lead shore excursions and present talks on the region’s diverse flora, fauna and geography. A particular highlight is the small boat sailings, which will bring you to the very feet of mighty glaciers.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Stella Australis

Stella Australis

Small boat excursion with Stella Australis

Small boat excursion with Stella Australis

Whale watching excursion with Stella Australis

Whale watching excursion with Stella Australis


Days 9 – 11

A slice of luxury in Torres del Paine’s wilderness

You can never truly know Patagonia until you have gotten up close to its animal residents, so your cruise will conclude with a visit to Magdalena’s penguin colony or the sea lions of Marta Island before a private transfer brings you into Chile to arrive at Tierra Patagonia – Torres del Paine’s premier accommodation. Here, the sweeping timber curves of your hotel's award-winning architecture frame spectacular views over snow-laden peaks, Lake Sarmiento and the endless pampas grasslands. It’s scenery explored on a range of tailor-made, included excursions that range from hikes and horse rides to glacier walks, fly-fishing and kayaking. It all showcases the dramatic beauty of the Torres del Paine National Park, bringing you right up to its famous granite spires. Return to relax in luxury with spa treatments, Chilean wines and gourmet dining – the region’s finest – all included.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Spoil yourself: Upgrade to Awasi Patagonia

Hiking near Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa in Torres del Paine National Park

Hiking near Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa

Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa, Torres del Paine National Park

Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa

Penguins, Magdalena Island, Chile

Penguins, Magdalena Island


Days 12 – 13

Lose yourself in Los Glaciares National Park

Crossing back into Argentina, you'll transfer to Relais & Châteaux’s stunning Eolo Lodge. Positioned as a gateway to the famed Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, it’s a 10,000-acre luxury estancia of flamingo-dotted grasslands that are criss-crossed with horse-riding and hiking trails. The next day you’ll head out on a private tour to explore the national park itself, focusing on the giant Perito Moreno Glacier. Measuring over 230 square kilometres, you’ll get up close to its 70-metre-high face on an included cruise as giant bergs crash into the icy waters below. It’s a wild contrast to your architect-designed lodge where you’ll enjoy yet more superb Patagonian cuisine under the guidance of head chef Juan Pablo Bonaveri.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Horse-riding excursion with Eolo Lodge

Horse-riding excursion with Eolo Lodge

Eolo Lodge, El Calafate

Eolo Lodge, El Calafate


Day 14

Last farewells in Buenos Aires

Flying back to Buenos Aires, you’ll make an overnight stop back in the Argentine capital. The rest of the day is free for you to explore, perhaps visiting some of the sights you might have missed on your previous visit. Recoleta's cemetery, the final resting place of Eva Peron, is well worth a visit, or head to one of the city squares to enjoy a last asado barbecue and a pavement tango performance while toasting your goodbyes with some of the country’s superb wines.

Breakfast included

Argentina National Congress, Buenos Aires

Argentina National Congress, Buenos Aires

Asado-style barbecue in a Buenos Aires restaurant

Asado-style barbecue in Buenos Aires


Days 15 – 16

Return to the UK

A private transfer will bring you to the airport to make your overnight flight back to the UK. On arrival, a chauffeur will be waiting to take you to your door. 

Breakfast included


"This luxury adventure offers a stunning variety of natural beauty; one day you'll marvel at the towering ‘hornos’ of Torres del Paine National Park, and the next, watch as truck-sized blocks of ice break off Perito Moreno Glacier. It's all combined with an exploratory cruise to 'the end of the earth', passing Cape Horn and plunging through Darwin's Beagle Channel to discover whole colonies of penguins hidden among a series of sublime, interconnecting fjords. And, with a stay in tango-mad Buenos Aires, this tour is – for me – an unmatched appreciation of some of South America's undisputed highlights."

Katrin Rummer

Destination Specialist

Guide price from £8,850 pp incl. flights

Low Season from: £8,850 pp
High Season from: £10,085 pp

Includes:

  • Return UK airport chauffeur service
  • Complimentary UK airport lounge access
  • All return international and domestic flights
  • Private transfers (shared transfer only from Torres del Paine to El Calafate)
  • 5 nights accommodation in 5* (Deluxe) hotels on a B&B basis
  • 5 nights unique accommodation in 5* (Deluxe) lodges on a full-board basis
  • 3 nights Patagonian expedition cruise aboard Stella Australis on a full-board basis
  • Private touring in Buenos Aires and El Calafate including selected meals
  • Shared excursions aboard Stella Australis and in Torres del Paine
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