Overland - Santiago to Bariloche
South America
Countries Visted: Argentina, Chile
9 days / Trip Code: PATA102
$1095.00 (double / per person)



Trip Overview:
>Lakes & Wines of Argentina & Chile
>Santiago to Bariloche
>Colchagua Valley - Colchagua Museum
>Villarica Volcano - Natural Hot Springs
>Pucon - Huerquehue National Park
>Seven Lakes Route
>Bariloche - Nahuel Huapi Lake

This Adventure Includes:
>8 nights accommodation - 8 nights in comfortable tourist class hotels and guesthouses
>Transport in our custom built all-terrain expedition vehicles
>Approximately 7 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 4 Dinners
>Service of an experienced western tour leader as well as local guides
>Experienced Driver/Mechanic
>All National Park Entrance fees

This Adventure Does Not Include:
>International airfare and taxes
>Domestic airfare and taxes if required
>Meals if otherwise not noted
>Additional hotel charges, tips and alcoholic beverages
>Local Payment of $400.00

Service Level:
The Standard Level (Our Standard Level service features 2- 3 star accomodations and comfortable transportation throughout the itinerary. Some meals may be provided. The standard level provides private guides and transfers.)

Physical Demand Rating:
2 (Easy)

Departure Info:


Recommended Add-ons:
Santiago City Stay - 1 night $152.00
Explore the cosmopolitan capital of Chile with this great pre or post tour package! Includes 1 night accomadation, a Half Day City tour and arrival or departure airport transfer.
Santiago & Beyond - 2 nights $290.00
Why not extend your tour to include a visit to the famous Vina Del Mar and Valparaiso! Includes 2 nights accomodation, an airport transfer, Santiago city tour as well as a full day tour of Vina Del Mar & Valparaiso

Additional Trip Notes:
>Vineyard tour - Colchagua Valley
>Colchagua Museum - Santa Cruz
>Hiking in Huerquehue National Park - Pucon
>Natural Thermal Springs - Pucon
>7 Lakes Drive - Pucon to Bariloche
>Scenic Circuito Chico tour- Bariloche
>High Tea - Llao Llao resort, Bariloche

Adventure Type:
Classic Adventure

Budget: $1001 ~ $1500

Days: 9

Day 1-2:
Santiago - Colchagua Valley
Our tour begins in Santiago, the cosmopolitan capital of Chile, from where we take a short drive south into Colchagua Valley, famous for producing some of the countries finest wines. We will take the opportunity to tour some local wineries and sample some of the great wines on offer. In particular the Cabernet Sauvignon variety which thrives during the grape growing season due to the hot sunny climate in this part of Chile, and the Carmenere variety that was thought to be extinct until rediscovered in Chile in 1994. We will also visit the Colchagua Museum that houses one of the best private collections in Chile.

Day 3-5:
Pucon - Huerqueheue National Park
Journeying south we pass through small villages and past picturesque lakes and mountains to arrive into Pucon, located in the heart of Chiles Lake District. Here we will enjoy a days walking through the Huerqueheue National Park that protects 12500 hectares of rivers, waterfalls, alpine lakes and forest. We also have a day at leisure here where it is possible to organise numerous outdoor activities such as a one day hike up the Villarica Volcano to reach the fiery crater, kayaking, mountain biking, horse riding, fishing, white-water rafting and even sky diving, or simply relaxing by the lake admiring the beauty of your surroundings. In the evening enjoy a relaxing soak in one of the many natural hot springs scattered through out the area.

Day 6-9:
Argentina - Bariloche
West of Pucon we cross into Argentina and drive the spectacular Seven Lakes route enjoying the spectacular mountain scenery and numerous glacially formed lakes for which the region is named. Arriving in the resort town of Bariloche, nestled peacefully on the shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake, we will take time to explore the scenic circuito chico taking in panoramic views of the lake and the national park as well as enjoying the opportunity to stroll through the grounds of Argentina's most famous resort, Llao Llao. A day at leisure here gives you time to pursue interests such as fishing, horse riding on a local estancia, playing golf, paragliding or walking one of the many great walking tracks available in the area.

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Pre-Trip Travel Information:
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Cancellation Policy:
CANCELLATION POLICY:

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60 or more days: $150
30-60 days: $300 Advance payment cost unless deposit is higher
29–8 days: 40% of trip cost
7–0 days No refund

Client Note:
Some cruises and operators may require an additional deposit and have different cancellation policies. We will advise this at time of reservation. We strongly recommend travel insurance.


Required Deposit Per Person:
$300.00

Deposit Note:
A required deposit per person is $300.00 unless otherwise noted. The balance is due within 60 days of departure. This may vary depending on destination and requirements of our travel partners.

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