Parting Shots: Traveling to Argentina + Chile: Wine Country, Patagonia + More

Traveling to Argentina Knowmad Adventures

Julia and Justin had a blast traveling to Argentina and Chile. They first spent time in Mendoza sipping wine in the Lujan de Cuyo valley, hiking outside of El Salto and even rappelling off of a waterfall! The two spent the next portion of their trip in Patagonia, visiting the Perito Moreno glacier and crossing the border to Chilean Patagonia to explore Torres del Paine National Park and stay at the rustic luxury lodge Tierra Patagonia.

See below for a more in-depth look at their story and a glimpse into their travels.

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Traveling to Argentina + Chile

DAY 1 USA – Santiago
You will take an overnight flight from the U.S. arriving to Santiago early the following day.

DAY 2 Santiago – Mendoza
Upon arrival in Santiago you will be independently responsible for checking in for your onward flight to Mendoza. Upon your arrival in Mendoza you will be met at the airport by a Knowmad Adventures representative and taken to your hotel.

DAY 3 Mendoza
Traveling To Argentina Mendoza
Today you will be picked up at your hotel for a guided exploration of the best wineries in the nearby premier wine growing valley of Lujan de Cuyo. You will visit three wineries representing a diversity of wine varietals and experiences while focusing on malbec, and having tours and tastings throughout. You will also enjoy a wonderful lunch with views and food to remember.

  • B, L – Finca Adalgisa

DAY 4 Mendoza
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Your guide will pick you up in the morning and you will drive 75 km towards the west to a small village called El Salto, which is located at the foot of the Cordon del Plata. While enjoying a moderate hike you will be able to admire the surrounding mountain ranges, waterfalls, the Mendoza river, desert flora of shrubs and cactus. For the adventurous, enjoy rappelling off of the third waterfall of La Quebrada del Salto, a 30-meter rock wall with cascading waterfall.

  • B, L – Finca Adalgisa

DAY 5 Mendoza – El Calafate
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After breakfast you will be picked up at your hotel and taken to the airport in accordance with your flight to El Calafate. Upon arrival in El Calafate you will be met at the airport and visit the Glaciarium Museum of Ice. Glaciarium is a modern interpretation glaciological centre, and one of the few Glacier Museums in the world. It focuses on the appreciation and understanding of glaciers and their environmental impact. The exhibits include models, dioramas, photographs, screens, interactive representations, a 3D documentary, and other modern resources that provide an enriching experience. Afterwards, you will be taken to your hotel for a relaxing evening.

DAY 6 Perito Moreno Glacier
Traveling To Perito Moreno Argentina
After breakfast you will be picked up at your hotel and transferred to ‘Bajo Las Sombras’ pier to board the ferry for your mini-trekking excursion. The ferry embarks across the Rico Arm while enjoying stunning views of the glaciers front walls and iceberg channels. Once you arrive at the glacier, mountain guides will lead you on a two-hour circuit hike (groups of 20) exploring the picturesque landscape of streams, small lagoons, gullies, and giant ice formations. After the hike, a short stroll through the forest will bring you back to solid ground. Enjoy a delicious box lunch before spending the afternoon visiting the various scenic overlooks and viewpoint areas of the massive Perito Moreno Glacier. It descends to Argentino Lake and its 35-kilometer long and 70-meter (230 ft.) high wall above water level can be admired, with vibrant colors ranging from white to turquoise. During the short walks, you will be able to witness the ice detachment phenomena, with the hollow sounds of ice falling and becoming smaller floating glaciers. Following the excursion you will be taken back to your hotel.

  • B, box L – Xelena Hotel

DAY 7 El Calafate – Torres del Paine National Park
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Today you will be picked up from your hotel by a Tierra representative and taken by vehicle to Cerro Castillo (Chilean/Argentinean border) while driving through rolling grasslands and classic Patagonian landscapes, and onward into Chilean Patagonia arriving to your lodge in Torres del Paine National Park. While at Tierra Patagonia you will be able to choose from a wide range of adventurous excursions, as well as enjoying gourmet food and a range of wines and alcohol as part of their adventure inclusive package.

DAY 8 Patagonia
Continue enjoying your adventures throughout the region and your stay at Tierra.

  • B, L, D – Tierra Patagonia
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DAY 9 Patagonia
Continue enjoying your adventures throughout the region and your stay at Tierra.

  • B, L, D – Tierra Patagonia

DAY 10 Patagonia
Continue enjoying your adventures throughout the region and your stay at Tierra.

  • B, L, D – Tierra Patagonia

 

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DAY 11 Punta Arenas – Buenos Aires
After enjoying your morning at Tierra you will be taken to the Calafate airport in accordance with your afternoon flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival to Buenos Aires you will be transferred to your hotel in the vibrant neighborhood of Palermo Soho.

  • B – Mine, Superior Double Room

DAY 12 Buenos Aires
Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel before experiencing an incredible guided exploration of Buenos Aires. You will drive through both the narrow streets of the old city and the broad avenues that mark Buenos Aires modern growth. Soak in the unique architecture, beautiful plazas and colorful culture of this famed city as you see sights such as: the Colon Theater, the Obelisco, the Cathedral, ornate governmental buildings, Plaza de Mayo, and the Casa Rosada which houses the mythical balcony from where 
Evita used to address the people. Also experience the way of Argentine life as you explore the bohemian neighborhood of San Telmo and the artist studios and workshops of La Boca. Enjoy walks along the “Caminito,” views of Art Nouveu and French architecture, and the rose gardens and park of the Palermo neighborhood.You will end your exploration in Recoleta district, one of the most fashionable parts of the city, which includes South America’s most opulent and extraordinary cemetery, the resting place of Eva Peron.

  • B – Mine, Classic Double Room

Day 13 Buenos Aires – USA
You will be met by a Knowmad Adventures representative and taken to the Buenos Aires International Airport (Ezeiza) in accordance with your early morning flight home.

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Hasta Pronto Knowmad Adventurers

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