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Argentina & Chile: Patagonia, Winelands, Iguazu Falls                                 



Date: You pick!
Host: Locally Guided
Cost: Varies by experience
Trip Type: Custom & CLIENT APPROVED


This sample itinerary can be customized to your specifications. Take only parts of this trip, modify, add ... whatever suits you!

This is an outline of a journey taken by Civilized Adventures clients who travelled to Argentina & Chile in February, 2015 at the height of the southern summer months. Highlights included two regions of Patagonia (in Argentina and Chile), Mendoza in Argentina's wine district, and Iguazu Falls (staying in Argentina). This is a sample of journey that combines some shared and some private touring, good quality hotels and a unique "safari style" property in Torres del Paine, and a self-drive sector. This sample trip offers adventure, mountains, culture and wildlife with some independent travel via the self-drive sector. (If you wish, you could fly instead of self-drive).

  • This trip "exceeded expectations".
  • "Overall the experience was phenomenal. Many thanks to Andrew for putting the trip together for us".


Questions? Please contact Civilized Adventures' Adventure Travel Specialist Andrew De Angelis who handled all the arrangements for this journey:  Or, contact any of our expert team at

Sample Itinerary

Click on a day below to view a brief itinerary then please CONTACT US for a detailed trip outline.

Day 1 & 2 - El Calafate, Argentina's Patagonia region

Day 1 & 2 - El Calafate, Argentina's Patagonia region

Fly to El Calafate (via Buenos Aires), then transfer to your hotel for a 2 night stay overlooking Lago Argentina. Take a full day to experience the Perito Moreno Glacier in a shared "minitrekking" tour. (2 nights lakeview property, B daily)

Day 3, 4, 5 & 6 - Torres del Paine NP, Chilean Patagonia

Day 3, 4, 5 & 6 - Torres del Paine NP, Chilean Patagonia

Using a scheduled bus service (prearranged, tickets provided), cross into Chile and the town of Puerto Natales where lodge staff will meet you. Drive into Torres del Paine and settle into a unique "ecocamp" set within the park itself. Stay in a large "domed" chalet with a private ensuite bathroom, at this sustainable property. Go on expertly guided treks and wildlife excursions by day and share evening meals with new friends in the evening. The night sky here can be amazing. Choose from a list of half-day or full-day excursions. All meals are included during your stay.  (4 nights domed eco lodge, B, L, D daily)

Day 7 & 8 - Maipo Valley

Day 7 & 8 - Maipo Valley

Return to Punta Arenas and fly to Santiago, then pick up your prepaid rental car and drive about 60 km into the Maipo Valley. Enjoy some time to relax in this peaceful setting in the Andean foothills. Explore with your vehicle or go on optional activities like walks or horseback rides. (2 nights Maipo Valley, B, L, D daily)

Day 9 & 10 - Mendoza, Argentina

Day 9 & 10 - Mendoza, Argentina

Drive over the spine of the Andes to Mendoza, Argentina. Note: this drive can take anywhere from 5 to 8 hours depending on road conditions and border delays; you may choose instead to return to Santiago and fly directly to Mendoza where you can collect another rental car and continue the self-drive sector. Stay 2 nights at a family-owned boutique property just outside the city of Mendoza. Take a day to visit one of the finest wineries in the valley (Clos de los Sietes), including winetasting and lunch.  (2 nights Mendoza area, B daily, 1L)

Day 11 & 12 - Iguassu Falls, Argentina

Day 11 &12- Iguazu Falls, Argentina

Fly from Mendoza to Puerto Iguazu where you are met and transferred to your lodge, set in the lush forest of the region. Next day go on a privately guided daytrip to see Iguassu Falls  (2 nights Iguazu Falls area, B daily)

Day 13 & 14 - Buenos Aires

Day 13 & 14 - Buenos Aires

Fly to Buenos Aires where you'll be transferred to a boutique property in the popular San Telmo district of the city. Later you'll be transferred to a historic restaurant for a Tango Show including dinner. Next day go on a privately guided tour of Buenos Aires (includes Lunch). (2 nights Buenos Aires, 2B, 1L, 1D)

Day 15 - Depart

Day 15 - Depart

Enjoy a day at leisure, including day use of your hotel room. This evening you'll be transferred to the international airport to catch your overnight flights back to Canada. (dayroom, B)


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Any prices we list are approximate; they can change with exchange rate flucuations or due to any change you might make as you customize this program. Prices will vary based on the time of year and level of experience you are looking for. Please contact us for more information.

Suggested time of year: The southern summer is a great time for visiting Torres del Paine and other regions of Patagonia and the winelands. 

Sample cost (2015 rates): US$ 6,000 per person including transfers, accommodations, meals, tours as listed.

(Posted Jan. 19 '16)

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