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Easter Island

Duration: 5 days

Easter Island lies more than 2,000 miles off the coast of Chile, yet most travelers find the journey to see the archaeological sites of this unique volcanic Polynesian island completely worth it. Called Rapa Nui by native inhabitants, the island is ... read more

Iguazu Falls

Duration: 3 days

Taller than Niagara Falls and twice as wide, with 275 cascades spread in a horsehoe shape over nearly two miles of the Iguazu River, Iguazu Falls are the result of a volcanic eruption which left yet another large crack in the earth. These matter-of-... read more

Anticipated itinerary; actual route may vary.

Day 1: arrive / buenos aires city tour

La Boca is the most iconic neighborhood of Buenos AiresLa Boca is the most iconic neighborhood of Buenos Aires

Upon landing in Buenos Aires, your city host will meet you and bring you to your hotel in the Palermo Soho neighborhood. Your host will be your local contact while you are in Buenos Aires and can answer questions, offer tips about places to see and restaurants to try, and also arrange additional activities as you desire.

In the afternoon, your guide will pick you up from your hotel to enjoy a half-day city tour that hits all the spots of significance in Buenos Aires. Visit the historical and political center of the city, charming San Telmo with its cobblestone streets, and colorful La Boca where tango is ever-present. A stroll through the chic and aristocratic Recoleta neighborhood, where the regal homes are reminiscent of the city's glory days. Also tour the Colón Theater, a world-class opera house built in 1908, with a massive five-year refurbishment project completed in 2010.

Meals
None
Lodging
Recoleta Grand (or similar)

Day 2: colonia, uruguay

See a tango show tonightSee a tango show tonight

Today's crossing into Uruguay makes this a three-country trip! In the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel and to the Colonia Port, where you will board a ferry to the Old City. Colonia is a small city founded by the Portuguese in 1680, at a time when Spain and Portugal were in the midst of confrontations. For over a hundred years the two countries fought over it. Today the Old City has a lot to say about its colonial past. Its full name is Colonia del Sacramento, and recently declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, it stands as the oldest city in Uruguay. The past can still be felt in the city's cobblestone streets and stone walls. Natural beauty complements the historic ambience: the constant presence of the Uruguay River is background to the emblematic monuments that stand out against the horizon, such as the cathedral, the lighthouse, and the Real de San Carlos bull ring. After lunch, enjoy some free time for wandering and photography before taking the ferry back to port. 

In the evening you will be picked up from your hotel for a night out at one of Buenos Aires’ most emblematic cultural highlights — a tango show offering a spectacular demonstration of the finest local dancing. The dinner theater also includes your choice of Argentine cuisine and all the Malbec you'd like. At the end of the evening you will be driven back to your hotel.

Meals
Breakfast, Dinner
Lodging
Recoleta Grand (or similar)

Day 3: fly to bariloche

Beauty all around you in BarilocheBeauty all around you in Bariloche

Argentina is a big country, so flights are required to hit all the best parts. Fly from Buenos Aires to Bariloche, where on arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. You can explore the Swiss-like town plaza, try some of the delicious, locally made chocolates, or wander by the water to start absorbing the magnificence of the Lake District. 

This afternoon, tour Circuito Chico ("Small Circuit"), a classic Bariloche introduction to the stunning natural environment. Cover a 60 km route that includes a full variety of topography, With stops along the way. For those who wish, break midway for a short hike (3.5 km) in Llao Llao Municipal Park along trails surrounded by ancient trees. This place is ideal for contemplating crystal water lakes and unique panoramic views of the Catedral, Lopez, and Capilla mountain peaks, among others. It is also a perfect place to listen to the beautiful sounds of birds and learn about the flora and fauna of the Andean Patagonia Forest. 

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
Cacique Inacayal Hotel (or similar)

Day 4: bariloche circuito grande gourmet

Pass through beautiful Villa TrafulPass through beautiful Villa Traful

Circuito Grande is another tour of highlights. It leaves from Bariloche and then skirts Limay River up to the Amphitheatre, a natural rock formation resembling a Roman circus. This is a must see stop where you can appreciate the landscape. A few kilometers further, at Valle Encantado (Enchanted Valley), is a majestic site full of fanciful rock figures. To the west, the road leads to the geographic transition area between the dry steppe and the wetter forest: it ascends alongside Cuyin Manzano, Traful, and Minero Rivers up to Traful Lake and its viewpoint, a rocky cliff of more than 70 meters which offers a breathtaking and stunning panoramic view. Continue on driving alongside the lake to Villa Traful, a small and beautiful village known as an ideal place to fish for salmon. Then continue through Puerto Arryan and El Portezuelo, and along Seven Lakes road. End in the beautiful city of Villa La Angostura, where you will be welcomed at Las Balsas Gourment Hotel and Spa for lunch. Later return to Bariloche. 

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Lodging
Cacique Inacayal Hotel (or similar)

Day 5: lake nahuel huapi

Hike among the coihue treesHike among the coihue trees

Today you will have a chance to discover the most remote branch of Lake Nahuel Huapi, called Brazo Tristeza. Set sail and navigate to this impressive fjord where the stunning scenery includes glaciers, sheer rock cliffs, and waterfalls. At the far the end of the lake, embark on an easy but unforgettable hike (2.5 km) through an enchanting forest among the coihues and alerces trees. The trail will lead you to a cluster of sparkling cascades on the Frey River. Back on the boat, enjoy a delicious lunch and contemplate the impressive beauty of this incredible region. 

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Lodging
Cacique Inacayal Hotel (or similar)

Day 6: fly to mendoza

Wander the roads near the wineriesWander the roads near the wineries

Transfer to the domestic airport midday for your flight to Mendoza. Argentina's primary wine region and home of the Malbec grape, Mendoza also offers breathtaking views of the impressive Andes mountains.

Upon landing you will be taken to your hotel. The rest of your day is your own. Consider exploring the charming village of Chacras de Coria and wandering the roads among the surrounding vineyards. 

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
Finca Adalgisa Hotel (or similar)

Day 7: tour of wine country

Enjoy wine tasting of MendozaEnjoy wine tasting of Mendoza

Today, venture into the Uco Valley, known for its high altitude vines and microclimate ideal for viticuture, as well as its stunning backdrop of the Andes. This region features some of Argentina's most acclaimed wineries producing Malbec, Merlot, Pinto Noir and Semillon. Explore three of the wineries and learn about their traditions, philosophies, wine-making processes, and variations in product. Taste the local specialties, and develop your vocabulary for describing the flavors. Enjoy lunch along the way, and return to your hotel mid-afternoon.

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Lodging
Finca Adalgisa Hotel (or similar)

Day 8: andes mountains & mt. aconcagua

Impressive Mt. Aconcagua provides the backdropImpressive Mt. Aconcagua provides the backdrop

After breakfast, depart for a full-day excursion to a nearby section of the Andes mountain range. You will encounter panoramic views of the impressive Mt. Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Americas. Also enjoy a hike past Horcones Lagoon to Quebrada del Durazno, at the base of Mt. Aconcagua. The difficulty of the hike can be adjusted depending on the members of your group. Also visit Uspallata, Penitentes, and Puente del Inca (the Inca Bridge) before returning to your hotel. In the evening, delve into the exquisite cuisine of Mendoza in a unique culinary experience where the chef will teach you how to prepare a traditional recipe that you will later enjoy during the dinner. Also learn tradtitional methods of food preparation, using coals for cooking vegetables and meat while you delight your senses with proper wine pairings of blends produced in the region. 

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging
Finca Adalgisa Hotel (or similar)

Day 9: mendoza to santiago de chile

Stunning landscapes of SantiagoStunning landscapes of Santiago

Depart in the morning for your overland transfer across the border into Chile. This beautiful five-hour drive will get you to Santiago in time to enjoy a free afternoon in the city. 

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
Solace Hotel or similar

Day 10: full day santiago city tour

Visit the plazas of SantiagoVisit the plazas of Santiago

Discover the local flavors of Santiago visiting the most important food markets of the city: Vega Central with its vegetables, cheeses, and spices; Tirso Molina with its fresh natural juices; and the Central Market, declared a national historic monument, specializing in fish and seafood. Taste a pisco sour, and the favorite local dish called machas a la parmesana (seafood with cheese). Pass through Constitution Square and La Monde palace. Walk to Plaza de Armas, the main square bordered by the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Royal High Court. Visit Santa Lucia Hill and San Cristobal Hill for amazing views of the city. If you're still on your feet, your guide can recommend one of the city's wonderful restaurants for your dinner.

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
Solace Hotel (or similar)

Day 11: full day viña del mar & valparaiso tour

The city of ValparaisoThe city of Valparaiso

Discover the quirky town of Valparaiso and stroll through Bohemian neighborhoods that offer spectacular views over the Pacific Ocean. This picturesque city was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. See the famous house of Pablo Neruda (entrance is extra cost). Visit Vina Del Mar, know as the Garden City, a nice place to enjoy a short walk along the beach. 

Depending on flight times, late transfer to the airport for flight home or overnight in Santiago

 

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
Solace Hotel (or similar)

Day 12: depart for home or extend

Sunset in SantiagoSunset in Santiago

Transfer to the airport for your flight home or extend your stay and visit Easter Island. Details regarding the Easter Island Extension can be found at the Trip Extension tab. 

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging

Price and Date Details

Land Cost:
$5,725
Approx internal flights: $350 Buenos Aires – Bariloche Bariloche - Mendoza
Single Supplement:
$1,250
The single supplement is applicable if a roommate is not available or if single accommodation is specifically requested. While single accommodation is not available on all trips, we will try and honor this request whenever possible.
Custom & private on your dates
Feb 14-25, 2019

Need to Know

Duration:
12 days
The number of days, or duration, in a destination corresponds with the itinerary as published. This is the time period covered by the land cost.
Comfort Level:
●●●●○
(see full descriptions)
Activity Level:
●●○○○
(see full descriptions)
Group Size:
8-10
The stated range indicates minimum required for guaranteed departure and maximum accepted on the scheduled dates. Exceptions can often be made for private departures.
Terms & Conditions: 

Standard

Below is a summary of our complete Trip Terms & Conditions, which explains each of the items below in more detail. 

Expenses covered

Normally, our stated land costs include the cost of all guides, leaders, permits obtained after arrival, lodging accommodations, food and entry fees as specified, and all surface transportation associated with the planned itinerary. We do our best to avoid increasing prices after receipt of your deposit, but, rarely, factors beyond our control might require us to change our prices without prior notice, even after you have signed up. 

Expenses not covered

Costs not included in the price may include: meals not indicated as included in itineraries; meals prior to arrival in starting cities; transfers, if not arriving or departing on the scheduled group flights; soft drinks, bottled water, and alcoholic beverages; medical expenses, costs of hospitalization, or evacuation from remote areas; laundry; airport departure taxes not included on your airline ticket; accommodations en route to starting cities; visas; airfares; gratuities; and insurance. 

Pricing and Payment

For most group departures, the booking deposit is $500 per person per trip, though for some trips it may be more, as noted in the trip description. The minimum booking deposit requirement for custom trips is $800 per person, and this deposit is non-refundable. A trip-planning fee of $250 per itinerary is also charged to cover costs of preparing itinerary proposals for custom trips. This fee is credited to the cost of the trip, but is nonrefundable if you do not take the trip. Custom travel during holiday seasons may require a deposit prior to trip confirmation.

For both group departures and custom trips, a second deposit of $1,000 per person is due 120 days prior to departure or at the time of booking for reservations made fewer than 120 days before departure. The balance as shown on your invoice is due 60 days prior to departure regardless of whether extensions or other arrangements are pending. Late payments may jeopardize confirmation of your itinerary and in some cases may result in additional fees. If we have not received final payment 30 days prior to departure your reservation may be canceled and subject to our Cancellation & Refund Policy stated in the complete Terms & Conditions.

We accept payments by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or check drawn on a U.S. bank account. Payment for airfare is required at the time of ticketing. Discounts that may be available for some trips are not available toward bookings made through travel agencies.​

Airfare

We can help you secure air travel arrangements to correspond with land travel booked through Journeys International. We work with an airfare consolidator to assist in booking the flights that suit your needs. If you decide to make your own flight arrangements, you must provide Journeys International with a complete copy of your itinerary showing departure and arrival flights and times. You should plan to arrange your own air travel if you are using mileage credit or originating outside North America, but please be in touch with our office before you finalize ticketing so that we can help you to coordinate the correct arrival and departure dates and times.

Insurance

When you make your application, we strongly recommend the purchase of comprehensive travel insurance in case of emergency situations. Please contact us for a recommended policy.

Itinerary Change Fee

There will be a $40 fee for changes once an itinerary has been confirmed and approved. Additional cancellation penalties or change fees may apply as per our terms and conditions. The passenger is responsible for such fees.

From the Bird's Word Blog

Patagonia Guanacos: No shortage of photo opps

What do you get when you take a camel, remove its humps, shrink it, and set it down in South America? A guanaco. Head to the Patagonia region, and odds are you'll see a lot of them. …

Enjoy the brilliance of Buenos Aires
Enjoy the brilliance of Buenos Aires
Santiago is filled with marvelous sights, both old and new
Santiago is filled with marvelous sights, both old and new
Sites of Buenos Aires
Sites of Buenos Aires
The beautiful churches of Buenos Aires
The beautiful churches of Buenos Aires
Beautiful Bariloche
Beautiful Bariloche (Photo: Say Hueque)
A typical scene in Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
A typical scene in Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay (Photo: Say Hueque)
Enjoy wine tasting in the vineyards of Mendoza
Enjoy wine tasting in the vineyards of Mendoza (Photo: Say Hueque)
The city of Valparaiso
The city of Valparaiso (Photo: Say Hueque)

Best of the Southern Andes for Women

Buenos Aires, Lake District, and Wine Country, plus Santiago and Valparaiso

overview

Join Journeys' longtime director of traveler service Florine Herendeen and a group of adventurous women to uncover the most delightful areas of Argentina and Chile. Our adventure begins in vibrant, colorful, buzzing Buenos Aires, with its distinctive collection of neighborhoods, each with its own enticing character. We'll make a day trip by ferry to charming Colonia, Uruguay, too, and learn about its history. Next, we will head to Bariloche, a picturesque Swiss-style town in the mountainous Lake District of northern Patagonia. The stunning scenery presents myriad opportunities for exploration. Heading north, the leisurely pace of wine country in Mendoza lets us savor the flavors of the region. Then end your trip across the border in Chile. Inland Santiago and seaside Valparaiso are both rich with culture, yet run at different speeds, and you will sample each on this itinerary.

For more extensive exploration of the region, options are available to begin your trip with a pre-trip extension to Iguazu Falls and end your trip with a visit to Easter Island. 

itinerary

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overview

Join Journeys' longtime director of traveler service Florine Herendeen and a group of adventurous women to uncover the most delightful areas of Argentina and Chile. Our adventure begins in vibrant, colorful, buzzing Buenos Aires, with its distinctive collection of neighborhoods, each with its own enticing character. We'll make a day trip by ferry to charming Colonia, Uruguay, too, and learn about its history. Next, we will head to Bariloche, a picturesque Swiss-style town in the mountainous Lake District of northern Patagonia. The stunning scenery presents myriad opportunities for exploration. Heading north, the leisurely pace of wine country in Mendoza lets us savor the flavors of the region. Then end your trip across the border in Chile. Inland Santiago and seaside Valparaiso are both rich with culture, yet run at different speeds, and you will sample each on this itinerary.

For more extensive exploration of the region, options are available to begin your trip with a pre-trip extension to Iguazu Falls and end your trip with a visit to Easter Island. 

Continue to detailed itinerary...

itinerary

Anticipated itinerary; actual route may vary.
  • Day 1: arrive / buenos aires city tour
    La Boca is the most iconic neighborhood of Buenos AiresLa Boca is the most iconic neighborhood of Buenos Aires

    Upon landing in Buenos Aires, your city host will meet you and bring you to your hotel in the Palermo Soho neighborhood. Your host will be your local contact while you are in Buenos Aires and can answer questions, offer tips about places to see and restaurants to try, and also arrange additional activities as you desire.

    In the afternoon, your guide will pick you up from your hotel to enjoy a half-day city tour that hits all the spots of significance in Buenos Aires. Visit the historical and political center of the city, charming San Telmo with its cobblestone streets, and colorful La Boca where tango is ever-present. A stroll through the chic and aristocratic Recoleta neighborhood, where the regal homes are reminiscent of the city's glory days. Also tour the Colón Theater, a world-class opera house built in 1908, with a massive five-year refurbishment project completed in 2010.

    Meals
    None
    Lodging
    Recoleta Grand (or similar)
    Show on a map
  • Day 2: colonia, uruguay
    See a tango show tonightSee a tango show tonight

    Today's crossing into Uruguay makes this a three-country trip! In the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel and to the Colonia Port, where you will board a ferry to the Old City. Colonia is a small city founded by the Portuguese in 1680, at a time when Spain and Portugal were in the midst of confrontations. For over a hundred years the two countries fought over it. Today the Old City has a lot to say about its colonial past. Its full name is Colonia del Sacramento, and recently declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, it stands as the oldest city in Uruguay. The past can still be felt in the city's cobblestone streets and stone walls. Natural beauty complements the historic ambience: the constant presence of the Uruguay River is background to the emblematic monuments that stand out against the horizon, such as the cathedral, the lighthouse, and the Real de San Carlos bull ring. After lunch, enjoy some free time for wandering and photography before taking the ferry back to port. 

    In the evening you will be picked up from your hotel for a night out at one of Buenos Aires’ most emblematic cultural highlights — a tango show offering a spectacular demonstration of the finest local dancing. The dinner theater also includes your choice of Argentine cuisine and all the Malbec you'd like. At the end of the evening you will be driven back to your hotel.

    Meals
    Breakfast, Dinner
    Lodging
    Recoleta Grand (or similar)
    Show on a map
  • Day 3: fly to bariloche
    Beauty all around you in BarilocheBeauty all around you in Bariloche

    Argentina is a big country, so flights are required to hit all the best parts. Fly from Buenos Aires to Bariloche, where on arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. You can explore the Swiss-like town plaza, try some of the delicious, locally made chocolates, or wander by the water to start absorbing the magnificence of the Lake District. 

    This afternoon, tour Circuito Chico ("Small Circuit"), a classic Bariloche introduction to the stunning natural environment. Cover a 60 km route that includes a full variety of topography, With stops along the way. For those who wish, break midway for a short hike (3.5 km) in Llao Llao Municipal Park along trails surrounded by ancient trees. This place is ideal for contemplating crystal water lakes and unique panoramic views of the Catedral, Lopez, and Capilla mountain peaks, among others. It is also a perfect place to listen to the beautiful sounds of birds and learn about the flora and fauna of the Andean Patagonia Forest. 

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    Cacique Inacayal Hotel (or similar)
    Show on a map
  • Day 4: bariloche circuito grande gourmet
    Pass through beautiful Villa TrafulPass through beautiful Villa Traful

    Circuito Grande is another tour of highlights. It leaves from Bariloche and then skirts Limay River up to the Amphitheatre, a natural rock formation resembling a Roman circus. This is a must see stop where you can appreciate the landscape. A few kilometers further, at Valle Encantado (Enchanted Valley), is a majestic site full of fanciful rock figures. To the west, the road leads to the geographic transition area between the dry steppe and the wetter forest: it ascends alongside Cuyin Manzano, Traful, and Minero Rivers up to Traful Lake and its viewpoint, a rocky cliff of more than 70 meters which offers a breathtaking and stunning panoramic view. Continue on driving alongside the lake to Villa Traful, a small and beautiful village known as an ideal place to fish for salmon. Then continue through Puerto Arryan and El Portezuelo, and along Seven Lakes road. End in the beautiful city of Villa La Angostura, where you will be welcomed at Las Balsas Gourment Hotel and Spa for lunch. Later return to Bariloche. 

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch
    Lodging
    Cacique Inacayal Hotel (or similar)
    Show on a map
  • Day 5: lake nahuel huapi
    Hike among the coihue treesHike among the coihue trees

    Today you will have a chance to discover the most remote branch of Lake Nahuel Huapi, called Brazo Tristeza. Set sail and navigate to this impressive fjord where the stunning scenery includes glaciers, sheer rock cliffs, and waterfalls. At the far the end of the lake, embark on an easy but unforgettable hike (2.5 km) through an enchanting forest among the coihues and alerces trees. The trail will lead you to a cluster of sparkling cascades on the Frey River. Back on the boat, enjoy a delicious lunch and contemplate the impressive beauty of this incredible region. 

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch
    Lodging
    Cacique Inacayal Hotel (or similar)
    Show on a map
  • Day 6: fly to mendoza
    Wander the roads near the wineriesWander the roads near the wineries

    Transfer to the domestic airport midday for your flight to Mendoza. Argentina's primary wine region and home of the Malbec grape, Mendoza also offers breathtaking views of the impressive Andes mountains.

    Upon landing you will be taken to your hotel. The rest of your day is your own. Consider exploring the charming village of Chacras de Coria and wandering the roads among the surrounding vineyards. 

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    Finca Adalgisa Hotel (or similar)
    Show on a map
  • Day 7: tour of wine country
    Enjoy wine tasting of MendozaEnjoy wine tasting of Mendoza (Photo: )

    Today, venture into the Uco Valley, known for its high altitude vines and microclimate ideal for viticuture, as well as its stunning backdrop of the Andes. This region features some of Argentina's most acclaimed wineries producing Malbec, Merlot, Pinto Noir and Semillon. Explore three of the wineries and learn about their traditions, philosophies, wine-making processes, and variations in product. Taste the local specialties, and develop your vocabulary for describing the flavors. Enjoy lunch along the way, and return to your hotel mid-afternoon.

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch
    Lodging
    Finca Adalgisa Hotel (or similar)
    Show on a map
  • Day 8: andes mountains & mt. aconcagua
    Impressive Mt. Aconcagua provides the backdropImpressive Mt. Aconcagua provides the backdrop

    After breakfast, depart for a full-day excursion to a nearby section of the Andes mountain range. You will encounter panoramic views of the impressive Mt. Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Americas. Also enjoy a hike past Horcones Lagoon to Quebrada del Durazno, at the base of Mt. Aconcagua. The difficulty of the hike can be adjusted depending on the members of your group. Also visit Uspallata, Penitentes, and Puente del Inca (the Inca Bridge) before returning to your hotel. In the evening, delve into the exquisite cuisine of Mendoza in a unique culinary experience where the chef will teach you how to prepare a traditional recipe that you will later enjoy during the dinner. Also learn tradtitional methods of food preparation, using coals for cooking vegetables and meat while you delight your senses with proper wine pairings of blends produced in the region. 

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging
    Finca Adalgisa Hotel (or similar)
    Show on a map
  • Day 9: mendoza to santiago de chile
    Stunning landscapes of SantiagoStunning landscapes of Santiago

    Depart in the morning for your overland transfer across the border into Chile. This beautiful five-hour drive will get you to Santiago in time to enjoy a free afternoon in the city. 

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    Solace Hotel or similar
    Show on a map
  • Day 10: full day santiago city tour
    Visit the plazas of SantiagoVisit the plazas of Santiago

    Discover the local flavors of Santiago visiting the most important food markets of the city: Vega Central with its vegetables, cheeses, and spices; Tirso Molina with its fresh natural juices; and the Central Market, declared a national historic monument, specializing in fish and seafood. Taste a pisco sour, and the favorite local dish called machas a la parmesana (seafood with cheese). Pass through Constitution Square and La Monde palace. Walk to Plaza de Armas, the main square bordered by the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Royal High Court. Visit Santa Lucia Hill and San Cristobal Hill for amazing views of the city. If you're still on your feet, your guide can recommend one of the city's wonderful restaurants for your dinner.

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    Solace Hotel (or similar)
    Show on a map
  • Day 11: full day viña del mar & valparaiso tour
    The city of ValparaisoThe city of Valparaiso (Photo: Say Hueque)

    Discover the quirky town of Valparaiso and stroll through Bohemian neighborhoods that offer spectacular views over the Pacific Ocean. This picturesque city was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. See the famous house of Pablo Neruda (entrance is extra cost). Visit Vina Del Mar, know as the Garden City, a nice place to enjoy a short walk along the beach. 

    Depending on flight times, late transfer to the airport for flight home or overnight in Santiago

     

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    Solace Hotel (or similar)
    Show on a map
  • Day 12: depart for home or extend
    Sunset in SantiagoSunset in Santiago

    Transfer to the airport for your flight home or extend your stay and visit Easter Island. Details regarding the Easter Island Extension can be found at the Trip Extension tab. 

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    Show on a map

Price and Date Details

Land Cost:
$5,725
Approx internal flights: $350 Buenos Aires – Bariloche Bariloche - Mendoza
Single Supplement:
$1,250
The single supplement is applicable if a roommate is not available or if single accommodation is specifically requested. While single accommodation is not available on all trips, we will try and honor this request whenever possible.
Custom & private on your dates
Feb 14-25, 2019

Need to Know

Duration:
12 days
The number of days, or duration, in a destination corresponds with the itinerary as published. This is the time period covered by the land cost.
Comfort Level:
●●●●○
(see full descriptions)
Activity Level:
●●○○○
(see full descriptions)
Group Size:
8-10
The stated range indicates minimum required for guaranteed departure and maximum accepted on the scheduled dates. Exceptions can often be made for private departures.
Terms & Conditions: 

Standard

Below is a summary of our complete Trip Terms & Conditions, which explains each of the items below in more detail. 

Expenses covered

Normally, our stated land costs include the cost of all guides, leaders, permits obtained after arrival, lodging accommodations, food and entry fees as specified, and all surface transportation associated with the planned itinerary. We do our best to avoid increasing prices after receipt of your deposit, but, rarely, factors beyond our control might require us to change our prices without prior notice, even after you have signed up. 

Expenses not covered

Costs not included in the price may include: meals not indicated as included in itineraries; meals prior to arrival in starting cities; transfers, if not arriving or departing on the scheduled group flights; soft drinks, bottled water, and alcoholic beverages; medical expenses, costs of hospitalization, or evacuation from remote areas; laundry; airport departure taxes not included on your airline ticket; accommodations en route to starting cities; visas; airfares; gratuities; and insurance. 

Pricing and Payment

For most group departures, the booking deposit is $500 per person per trip, though for some trips it may be more, as noted in the trip description. The minimum booking deposit requirement for custom trips is $800 per person, and this deposit is non-refundable. A trip-planning fee of $250 per itinerary is also charged to cover costs of preparing itinerary proposals for custom trips. This fee is credited to the cost of the trip, but is nonrefundable if you do not take the trip. Custom travel during holiday seasons may require a deposit prior to trip confirmation.

For both group departures and custom trips, a second deposit of $1,000 per person is due 120 days prior to departure or at the time of booking for reservations made fewer than 120 days before departure. The balance as shown on your invoice is due 60 days prior to departure regardless of whether extensions or other arrangements are pending. Late payments may jeopardize confirmation of your itinerary and in some cases may result in additional fees. If we have not received final payment 30 days prior to departure your reservation may be canceled and subject to our Cancellation & Refund Policy stated in the complete Terms & Conditions.

We accept payments by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or check drawn on a U.S. bank account. Payment for airfare is required at the time of ticketing. Discounts that may be available for some trips are not available toward bookings made through travel agencies.​

Airfare

We can help you secure air travel arrangements to correspond with land travel booked through Journeys International. We work with an airfare consolidator to assist in booking the flights that suit your needs. If you decide to make your own flight arrangements, you must provide Journeys International with a complete copy of your itinerary showing departure and arrival flights and times. You should plan to arrange your own air travel if you are using mileage credit or originating outside North America, but please be in touch with our office before you finalize ticketing so that we can help you to coordinate the correct arrival and departure dates and times.

Insurance

When you make your application, we strongly recommend the purchase of comprehensive travel insurance in case of emergency situations. Please contact us for a recommended policy.

Itinerary Change Fee

There will be a $40 fee for changes once an itinerary has been confirmed and approved. Additional cancellation penalties or change fees may apply as per our terms and conditions. The passenger is responsible for such fees.

Trip Extensions

Easter Island

Duration: 5 days

Easter Island lies more than 2,000 miles off the coast of Chile, yet most travelers find the journey to see the archaeological sites of this unique volcanic Polynesian island completely worth it. Called Rapa Nui by native inhabitants, the island is ... read more

Iguazu Falls

Duration: 3 days

Taller than Niagara Falls and twice as wide, with 275 cascades spread in a horsehoe shape over nearly two miles of the Iguazu River, Iguazu Falls are the result of a volcanic eruption which left yet another large crack in the earth. These matter-of-... read more

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× comfort level
Choose accommodations and amenities that fit your personal style
●○○○○ Simple
Our most natural accommodations. Bath facilities often shared, sometimes rustic.
●●○○○ Delightful
Comfortable and especially personal. Small to mid-sized lodges, typically with private bath.
●●●○○ Superior
Lodges and hotels with additional amenities, refined artistry, or extra-special settings.
●●●●○ Deluxe
Exclusive or luxury lodges, hotels, or safari camps with fine dining options.
●●●●● Uncommon
The most indulgent accommodations arranged specially for private trips.
× activity level
Match the trip’s intensity to your ability and motivation.
●○○○○ Gentle
Easy walking, with opportunities for low-key physical activity.
●●○○○ Active
Energetic exploration with optional day hikes, leisurely cycling, or light canoeing.
●●●○○ Vigorous
Day-long active excursions and options for demanding activity in varied environments.
●●●●○ Challenging
Strenuous hiking or other intense activity that may be at high altitude or over rough terrain.
●●●●● Demanding
Multi-day trekking and other activities requiring endurance or strength. Steep trails. No technical expertise necessary.
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