Chile & Argentina

    Day 1

    Day 01 – Monday, March 16, 2015 - Flight from USA to Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Overseas Adventure Travel

    Chile & Argentina:

    The Andes To Patagonia

    Christian Vera

    As we finish our pre-trip to Chile’s Atacama Desert, those on the main portion of the trip depart the USA with an overnight...

    Day 2

    Day 02 - Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - Flight to Buenos Aires; Check Into Hotel; Trip Meeting; Explore Buenos Aires; Welcome Dinner

    We arrive in the cosmopolitan capital of Argentina this morning, where we'll check in to our hotel and meet all the travelers who arrived today from the USA...

    Day 3

    Day 03 - Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - Explore Buenos Aires; Tango Lesson; Optional Tour - Tango Show & Dinner

    The breakfast in the hotel was the best ever of the trip – we had many varieties of fruits including bananas, which are many times harder to find in the...

    Day 4

    Day 04 - Thursday, March 19, 2015 - LanArgentina Flight to Bariloche; Orientation Walk; Afternoon at Leisure in Little Switzerland

    The morning was leisurely, which was great after our late night at the Tango Club. We had breakfast and then thanked the staff at the hotel before leaving at 9:45...

    Day 5

    Day 05 - Friday, March 20, 2015 - Explore Bariloche; Campanario Hill Chairlift Ride; Hike Brazo Tristeza; Craft Brewery Visit & Lunch

    What a fantastic beginning to our morning, two cara-caras, small hawks, landed outside a window as we were getting ready to go for breakfast. Breakfast was excellent with...

    Day 6

    Day 06 - Saturday, March 21, 2015 - Mapuche Discussion; Visit Patagonian family; Horseback Ride; Optional Limay River Float Trip

    After breakfast at 9:00 we met in one of the conference rooms to meet Christina, a Mapuche woman who told us about her indigenous community. Christina is a "Speaker "...

    Day 7

    Day 07 - Sunday, March 22, 2015 - Overland to Puerto Varas, Chile; Lunch En Route; Puerto Varas Orientation Drive

    Our wake up alarm was at 6:30 am as we had to have our luggage out at 7:00. We left the hotel at 8:00 just as the first light was...

    Day 8

    Day 08 - Monday, March 23, 2015 - Osorno Volcano Hike; Explore Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park; Visit the Petrohue Waterfalls

    We woke up to 54 degrees and 96% humidity. After we had bragged on the weather, there was a thick fog and we could hardly see across the street....

    Day 9

    Day 09 - Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - A Day in the Life of the Pargua Community; Meet Family in Pargua; Ferry to Chiloé Island

    Several times during the night we could smell the smoke from the fires in the surrounding area. This morning the sunrise was bright red and...

    Day 10

    Day 10 - Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - Discover Chiloé Island and the Coastal Villages; Puñihuil Wildlife Sanctuary

    On the bus by 8:30 am, we were off on another adventure of island hopping. James drove us southward for about an hour to the small villages on the east coast of...

    Day 11

    Day 11 - Thursday, March 26, 2015 - Morning Briefing; Ferry to Mainland; Visit Puerto Montt; LanChile Late Afternoon Flight to Punta Arenas

    Following our late night, we had a leisurely morning. After breakfast we had a meeting to make sure we understood the day's itinerary. Christian showed us several...

    Day 12

    Day 12 - Friday, March 27, 2015 - Overland to Torres del Paine National Park; Porteria to Porteria Long Walk

    Back on the road again... We were up and out early, ready to explore the end of the hemisphere. We met Cota at 7:45 and set off to learn more...

    Day 13

    Day 13 - Saturday, March 28, 2015 - Lago Grey Glacier Cruise: Lago Grey Trek

    Wow - was it ever dark when we got on the bus at 7:30 am this morning! We were up at 6:10 and ready to be on our way this morning to Lago Grey, (Grey...

    Day 14

    Day 14 - Sunday, March 29, 2015 - Overland to Calafate, Argentina; View Patagonian Steppe; Orientation Drive

    Torres del Paine showed us her true colors today. We woke up to wind, rain, and snow on the spires. Our last morning in the park gave us weather that was typical of...

    Day 15

    Day 15 - Monday, March 30, 2015 - Explore Los Glaciares National Park; Discover Perito Moreno Glacier; View Beech Forests & The Steppe

    Christian left the hotel for the airport early to see if he could get more information on the transportation strike set for tomorrow. We will know more...

    Day 16

    Day 16 - Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - Overland to Punta Bandera; Day on Catamaran; Upsala Glacier Cruise; Overland to Rio Gallegos

    Christian and Sebastian arranged for us to take a smaller bus with a new driver, Julio for a boat trip to the Upsala Glacier. We left the hotel...

    Day 17

    Day 17 - Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - Aerolineas Flight Rio Gallegos to Buenos Aires; AA Flight Buenos Aires, Argentina to Miami, US; AA Flight Miami to Denver, Colorado

    We had a 4:00 am wake up call and the hotel had a few sweets, tea, and coffee for us before...

    Day 18

    Chile & Argentina:

    The Andes To Patagonia

    Christian Vera

    Trip Evaluation


    Christian V

    Although we have visited both Chile and Argentina with OAT before, we were pleasantly surprised to see more of both countries than in the past. The Chile & Argentina: Andes To Patagonia trip...

    Day 19

    Chile & Argentina:

    The Andes To Patagonia

    Hotel Evaluations

    Hotel Torremayor Providencia, Santiago, Chile

    We were in Santiago again, this time in March and stayed at the TorreMayor two different times. Unlike the other hotel nearby, this one lacks good mechanical capabilities.

    First time there we were...

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