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Small Group Tour Highlights
  • Buenos Aires sightseeing
  • Argentine dinner and tango show
  • Four-night Southern Patagonia cruise
  • Beagle Channel, Cape Horn, Strait of Magellan
  • Three-night stay in Torres del Paine with excursions
  • Chile’s scenic Lake District including Osorno Volcano
  • Santiago touring
  • Home-hosted dinner with Santiago families
Day-by-Day Itinerary

Day 1: Depart U.S. for Buenos Aires, Argentina

Day 2: Arrive Buenos Aires After arriving in this lively city this morning, we transfer to our hotel to rest (rooms are ready for our early arrival). After time to relax, we meet our fellow travelers and Odysseys Unlimited Tour Director at a briefing about the journey followed by a welcome dinner. B,D

Day 3: Buenos Aires Highlights of today’s city tour include the lovely mansions and parks of Palermo and the colorful bohemian district of La Boca. Tonight we visit one of the city’s top tango houses for dinner and a performance. B,D

Day 4: Buenos Aires Today is at leisure. B

Day 5: Buenos Aires/Ushuaia/Embark Ship We fly today to Ushuaia, Argentina, the world’s southernmost urban center. After lunch on our own and time at leisure in this windswept city, late this afternoon we embark our ship. Early this evening we set sail through the Beagle Channel. B,D

Day 6: Cruising – Cape Horn/Wulaia Bay Today we see up close one of the world’s last unspoiled frontiers as we sail through Murray Channel and Nassau Bay to Cape Horn National Park, perhaps glimpsing sea lions and Antarctic fur seals along the way. At the spot where the Atlantic and Pacific merge, the sheer promontory of Cape Horn rises some 1,400 feet from the roiling waters below. This afternoon we take a guided walk along sheltered Wulaia Bay. B,L,D

Day 7: Cruising – Pia Glacier/Garibaldi Glacier We awaken this morning in Pia Fjord, home of the stunning Pia Glacier. Later we board inflatable Zodiacs and go ashore for an up-close look at the glacier, a tumbling wall of ice that extends from the mountaintops down to sea level. After lunch on board, we drop anchor in a nearby fjord for a shore excursion to Garibaldi Glacier, one of only three glaciers in Patagonia gaining mass. Here we have the opportunity to hike through the Magellanic forest, passing glacial waterfalls and viewpoints that overlook the glacier and fjord. B,L,D

Day 8: Cruising – Agostini Sound/Aguila Glacier This morning we cruise through several channels to enter spectacular Agostini Sound, where we see massive glaciers flowing down the mountainside. Later we take inflatable Zodiacs to Aguila Glacier, which we approach via an easy walk on the shore of a lagoon. B,L,D

Day 9: Cruising – Magdalena Island/Punta Arenas/Torres del Paine Early this morning we visit Magdalena Island, home to an immense colony of more than 120,000 Magellanic penguins that we’ll take time to observe. Then we cruise to Punta Arenas, where we disembark and board our motorcoach for the journey to Torres del Paine National Park. B,L,D

Day 10: Torres del Paine National Park Today we encounter breathtaking Torres del Paine, a 700-square-mile World Biosphere Reserve and one of the most unspoiled and beautiful nature preserves on Earth. We spend the day exploring this unparalleled landscape of jagged peaks, ice-blue glaciers, turquoise lakes, rushing rivers, and thunderous waterfalls. A highlight: our visit to magnificent Lago Grey, site of massive Grey Glacier and of the hotel where we stop for lunch. B,L,D

Day 11: Torres del Paine National Park On today’s excursion we see more of Torres del Paine’s pristine wilderness, enjoying a box lunch amidst the dramatic scenery. Highlights include visits to the crystalline Amarga and Azul lagoons, and the glacial waterfall Cascade Rio Paine. And we’re sure to see some resident wildlife, including the beloved guanaco. B,L,D

Day 12: Torres del Paine/Punta Arenas/Puerto Montt/Puerto Varas We travel by coach today to Punta Arenas, where we board a flight to Puerto Montt, gateway to Chile’s Lake District. Upon arrival we transfer to our lakefront hotel in Puerto Varas. B

Day 13: Vicente Rosales National Park Glacier-topped volcanoes, forests of dense green, and cobalt lagoons color our excursion to Chile’s oldest national park. Here we visit conical Osorno Volcano and sprawling Petrohué Waterfalls. B,L

Day 14: Puerto Varas/Puerto Montt/Santiago We fly today to the Chilean capital, where we enjoy a city tour. Tonight we are dinner guests in the homes of gracious Santiago families. B,D

Day 15: Valparaiso Today we encounter the old port of Valparaiso, a one-time fishing village now Chile’s third largest city and cultural heart. En route we visit a local winery for a private tour and tasting. Tonight we celebrate our adventure at a farewell dinner at a local Santiago restaurant. B,D

Day 16: Santiago/Depart for U.S. After a morning at leisure, we enjoy an afternoon visit to the Museum of Pre-Columbian Art, known for its art and artifacts from Chile and across the Americas. Then we have time to explore on our own. From here we transfer to the airport for our overnight flights to the U.S. B

Day 17: Arrive U.S. We arrive in the U.S. this morning and connect with our return flights home.

Please note: This trip involves considerable walking on uneven terrain in a natural environment. You should be in good physical condition to enjoy the tour to the fullest.

B = Breakfast included L = Lunch included D = Dinner included

Tour Price Includes
  • Round-trip air transportation from listed cities; all flights within Argentina and Chile
  • 14 nights’ accommodations: 4 nights aboard M/V Stella Australis or M/V Ventus Australis (Superior First Class); 10 nights in Deluxe, Superior First Class, and First Class hotels
  • 33 meals: 15 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 11 dinners
  • Extensive sightseeing as described, including all entrance fees
  • Open bar service (wine and select liquors) on board
  • Services of an Odysseys Unlimited Tour Director
  • Private motorcoach transportation throughout the trip
  • All port taxes and national park fees
  • Luggage handling for one bag per person
  • Gratuities for local guides, dining room servers, airport and hotel porters, and all drivers
  • $100 frequent traveler credit towards your next Odysseys Unlimited tour ($200 after 3 tours; $300 after 10 tours)
Tour Dates & Prices

2018/2019 Tour Dates & Prices
including international airfare and all taxes, surcharges, and fees

Oct 4
Oct 24

Mar 20+
Mar 25
Nov 1
Dec 3
Dec 11*
Dec 19*


Mar 8+

Jan 8
Jan 24
Jan 31+
Feb 5
Feb 12
Feb 25
Miami$7,269$7,669 $8,269
Orlando, Tampa$7,569$7,969 $8,569
Atlanta, Balt, Boston,
Charlotte, Chicago,
Cinc, Cleve, Dallas,
Houston, Los Ang,
Minn, New York, Phil,
San Fran, Wash, DC
Den, Detroit, Phoenix,
Portland (OR), Seattle

Please call if your city is not listed or for land only prices. Prices are per person based on double occu­pancy in a Category B outside cabin on Deck 2 (Magellan) forward, and include airline taxes, surcharges, and fees of $774, which are subject to change until final payment is made.

Single travelers please add $3,195. Your $375 deposit is fully refundable up to 95 days before departure. All 2018/2019 tour prices above (excluding airline taxes, surcharges, and fees) are guaranteed.

*Accommodations in Torres del Paine: Las Torres Patagonia
+Reverse itinerary: 2 nights Santiago, 2 nights Puerto Varas, 1 night Punta Arenas, 3 nights Torres del Paine, 4 nights Patagonia cruise, 2 nights Buenos Aires. Iguazu Falls will be a post-tour extension.

Upgrade to Category A outside cabin on Deck 2 (Magellan): $595; Category AA outside cabin on Deck 3 (Tierra del Fuego): $795; Category AAA outside cabin on Deck 4 (Cape Horn): $895

Business Class upgrade on round-trip international flight: $3,195 per person

A visa is not required for this tour.

    Emperador Hotel Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires / Days 2-4 / Deluxe 

    The Emperador Hotel Buenos Aires is located on the Avenida del Libertador in the heart of Buenos Aires, close to art galleries and museums, shopping, dining, and historic areas. The contemporary 265-room hotel has a terrace restaurant and bar, fitness center, spa with sauna and massage treatments, solarium, complimentary Wi-Fi internet access, laundry and dry cleaning services, and indoor pool. Air-conditioned guest rooms have private bath with hair dryer, safe deposit box, mini-bar, TV, and phone.

    M/V Stella Australis, Patagonia cruise / Days 5-8 / Superior First Class 

    Delivering the most comfortable possible travel experience in one of the world’s remotest regions, M/V Stella Australis offers shipboard facilities and amenities that include daily land excursions (weather permitting); open bar service (select wine and liquors), daily land excursions (weather permitting), boutique; on-board lectures; game room; panoramic lounge; library with audio and video equipment; wide promenade deck; a gym; and open bridge policy. Air-conditioned cabins have private bath with hair dryer, in-room safes, and panoramic windows.


    Gross tonnage:  4,508Lounges:   3 lounges, 1 dining room
    Built:     2010Length:     293 feet
    Cabins:  100Draft:        11 feet
    Decks:   5Breadth:    48 feet
    Hotel Rio Serrano, Torres del Paine / Days 9-11 / First Class 

    Located at the entrance of Torres del Paine National Park with panoramic views of the Paine mountain range, this wood-and-stone lodging offers such amenities as restaurant and bar, gift shop, library, internet access, three golf greens, free golf clubs and fishing gear rentals, and laundry and dry cleaning services. The 95 rustic-style guest rooms have private bath with hair dryer, fan, mini-bar, complimentary Wi-Fi internet access, and phone.

    Radisson Hotel Puerto Varas, Puerto Varas / Days 12-13 / Superior First Class 

    Completed in 2009, the 98-room Radisson Hotel Puerto Varas is close to the center of Puerto Varas, with panoramic views of Lake Llanquihue and the Andes Mountains. This modern hotel showcases the mixed cultural heritage of the region, blending native and German elements. Hotel amenities include a restaurant and bar; Internet access; laundry and dry cleaning services; and fitness center with gym, indoor swimming pool, sauna, and spa with massage treatments. Each air-conditioned guest room has private bath with hair dryer, in-room safe, mini-fridge, TV, and phone.

    Hotel Atton Vitacura, Santiago / Days 14-15 / Superior First Class 

    Opened in 2012, this bright, modern 295-room hotel is located in one of Santiago’s most stylish neighborhoods. The hotel features a restaurant and bar, swimming pool, gym facilities, and Wi-Fi internet access. Each air-conditioned guest room offers private bath with hair dryer, in-room safe, TV, phone, and mini-bar.

    Loi Suites Iguazú Hotel, Iguazu Falls / Pre-Tour Option / Superior First Class 

    The Loi Suites Iguazú Hotel is located in the heart of the jungle on a promontory overlooking the Iguazú River, just a 15-minute drive from Iguazú Falls. The 162-room hotel features two restaurants, bar/lounge, fitness center and spa with massage treatments, outdoor swimming pools, sauna, and complimentary Wi-Fi internet access in public areas. Air-conditioned guest rooms have private bath with hair dryer, in-room safe, mini-refrigerator, internet access (surcharge), TV, and phone.

Ratings are based on the Hotel & Travel Index, the travel industry standard reference.
Pre-Tour Option

Iguazu Falls

2 days/2 nights for $995 total price
Single Supplement: $295

Discover the magnificence of one of the world’s iconic landmarks and great natural wonders.


Your Tour Price Includes
  • Round-trip air transportation Buenos Aires/Iguazu Falls inclusive of airline taxes and fees
  • 2 nights’ accommodations at Loi Suites Iguazu Hotel (Superior First Class)
  • 3 meals: 2 breakfasts, 1 dinner
  • Services of an Odysseys Unlimited representative
  • Private motorcoach/van transportation
  • Included sightseeing: Iguazu Falls National Park (Argentine side of the falls) with viewing opportunities
  • Gratuities for dining room servers, airport and hotel porters, and all drivers

Land only guests: $1,095 total price

Please see the Accommodations tab for hotel information.

Tour Directors for this Journey
Gabriel Blacher

“Overall best in all our travels. His knowledge, patience, good humor, and ability to handle all people/situations was superior.”
Dr. Bob & Marlene Matlock
Rogers, AR

Ivan Bustamante

“Ivan was the BEST tour guide I have had. He was above and beyond what I expected; he made extra effort at all times.”
Valerie Bugg
Louisville, CO

Silvana Cohen

“In a field of excellent Odysseys tour directors and guides, Silvana is a stand-out. Her efficiency, knowledge, and humor (and passion) made this trip extraordinary.”
Marilyn Press
Menlo Park, CA

Marina Farina

“Our tour director was outstanding. She brought individuals together as a group and immediately learned their personalities and needs. Also, very knowledgeable about sightseeing – history, culture, geography, etc.”
Dr. & Mrs Arnold Friedman
Potomac, MD

Nadia Gibson

“Nadia provided excellent services. She molded 20+ people into a family.”
David Ross
Ann Arbor, MI

Marcel Gonzalez

“Marcel was amazing – personable, patient, accommodating, and interested in making our experience memorable! The best tour director we’ve had so far.”
Marti & Ralph Nickerson
Chichester, NH

Christian von Johnn

“Christian was great in every aspect. He was competent, professional, knowledgeable, and a lot of fun. He is a treasure.”
Earl & Mary Walker
Auburn, CA

Valerie Martin

“Valerie is a gem…! She went above and beyond to make us comfortable and looked after all of our needs. Great atmosphere and it was created by Valerie.”
Peter & Jayne Hunt
West Chester, PA

Alejandro Maureira

“Cannot say enough good things about Alex! He was exemplary as a tour director.”

Jack & Linda Hawxhurst
Keswick, VA

Maria Elena Bartsch Mittelmann

“Maria Elena made our trip even more enjoyable! She is a true professional and expertly handled anything that came up. I appreciated her flexibility in making small schedule changes when warranted.”
Susan & Jaime Moreno
Coral Gables, FL

Daniel Paredes

“I have been on a dozen escorted tours in the last 15 years, some with wonderful tour directors. But Daniel was by far the finest director in our experience. Through some magic, he built firm cohesion among the group members while simultaneously attending to the needs and desires of each individual.”
Patricia Hill
Gulf Shores, AL

Lucelia Scarpelli

Odysseys Unlimited Tour Director


Nick Tozer

“Nick was one of the best tour directors I have seen. Took very good care of the entire group. Extremely knowledgeable on history, people, and current events – and the stories within a story. And he knows everyone!”
Catherine McGuigan
Sugar Land, TX

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