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Grey Glacier in Torres del Paine National Park

Patagonian Frontiers: Argentina and Chile by Land & Sea

January 27 - February 11, 2025
Length: 16 days
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Enjoy the rare privilege of face-to-face encounters with two of the world’s last great frontiers: the majestic fjords and glaciers of Southern Patagonia, on a small-ship cruise; and the dramatic scenery of Torres del Paine on a three-night stay at the park. Along with visits to Buenos Aires and Santiago, we discover the remarkable diversity of South America.

Operated by Odysseys Unlimited

Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy the highlights of Buenos Aires on a city tour.
  • Embark on a four-night nautical exploration of Southern Patagonia, one of the world’s last unspoiled frontiers.
  • Sail through storied waterways, including the Strait of Magellan.
  • See impressive Pia Glacier, a massive wall of ice that descends from the mountains into the strait.
  • Board Zodiacs for shore excursions and see spectacular glaciers up close.
  • Cruise to fabled Cape Horn, where the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans meet, and go ashore (weather permitting).
  • Visit Magdalena Island (weather permitting), home to an immense colony of Magellanic penguins.
  • Spend three nights in breathtaking Torres del Paine National Park, a 700-square-mile UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.
  • On daily excursions in the park, encounter glaciers, mountain peaks, lakes, rivers, waterfalls, and distinctive flora and fauna.
  • Take in the highlights of the sophisticated Chilean capital of Santiago during a two-night stay.
  • Sample Chile’s acclaimed wine at a local winery.
  • Visit the colorful old port of Valparaiso, a onetime fishing village and now a UNESCO site.
  • Tour the Museum of Pre-Columbian Art in Santiago.
  • Take an optional pre-tour to Iguazu Falls for 2 days/2 nights to discover one of the world’s most iconic landmarks and great natural wonders.

If you would like to view a digital copy of this trip’s brochure, please click on the words “Digital Brochure” under Additional Resources (follows directly below Itinerary at a Glance) on this webpage.

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