During this extraordinary journey, visit places of wonder and unrivalled beauty. This 22-night itinerary takes you through lakes and rivers, mountains and glaciers, herds of indigenous wildlife and unparalleled silence. Start in the culture rich city of Buenos Aires before flying to the heart of Patagonia to experience some of the most dramatic scenery of the world. Cross the border into Chilean territory and visit the cosmopolitan city of Santiago and the remote volcanic island of Easter Island. It is then time to admire the highlights of Uruguay on culinary adventures, scenic bike tours and exclusive wine tastings.
Depart from mid-October to early April.
Fly from Dublin to London Heathrow and arrive in Buenos Aires. Upon arrival, privately transfer to Alvear Palace Hotel in Recoleta for your two-night stay. Spend time exploring the upmarket barrio, filled with Parisian townhouses, glamorous palaces and luxury boutiques.
Privately transfer to Jorge Newberry Airport for your flight to El Calafate.
Upon arrival, check in to EOLO Patagonia for your two-night stay. Inspired by the first estancias, EOLO Patagonia is a remote, experiential lodge, perfect for a hideaway in rural Patagonia. It has just a select number of rooms, promising guests exclusivity in the magnificent landscape.
With the exception of Antarctica, Patagonia is the last land inhabited by man.
Appreciate the unrivalled location of EOLO Patagonia, far from the outside world yet close to natural wonders like the Andes and Los Glaciares National Park. Immerse yourself in endless experiences like horseback riding, trekking and mountain biking.
Join your private guide to explore the Perito Moreno Glacier.
Stroll through the various boardwalks and marvel at the sheer size of the spectacular glacier. You will board a sailboat at Puerto Moreno and enjoy a one-hour cruise around the north wall of the UNESCO glacier.
Privately transfer across the frontera into Chile and check in to Awasi Patagonia for a four-night stay.
Located in a part of the world that is almost deserted, Awasi Patagonia is much more than a hotel, it is an experience. With a private 4 x 4 and personal guide, take on the rugged countryside and explore the breathtaking lakes and mountain ranges. As you return to your wooden villa, snuggle up by the fireplace with cosy sheepskin rugs or relax in the outdoor hot tub as you marvel at Patagonia’s beauty.
Privately transfer to Puerto Natales and check in to The Singular for your one-night stay.
Situated on the shores of Señoret Channel overlooking the mountainscape, this experiential lodge is the perfect adventure base. In the evening, we will make a reservation at Hernán Basso’s award-winning restaurant at The Singular.
Privately transfer to Punta Arenas Airport for your flight to Santiago.
On arrival, privately transfer to The Ritz Carlton Santiago for your three-night stay.
In the morning, take a private bike tour through the bohemian neighbourhood of Bellavista.
Explore the vibrant markets, trendy spots and maybe even stop off at one of the avant-garde galleries.
After a couple of days at leisure, privately transfer to Santiago Airport for your flight to Easter Island.
On after, you will transfer to Explora Rapa Nui for your four-night stay. A stay all about experiences, there are 30 shared excursions on offer including sea, overland and cycling explorations. One recommendation would be to attend the magical sunrise at Tongariki.
Transfer to Easter Island Airport and take a flight to Santiago.
Upon arrival, you will be privately transferred to The Ritz Carlton for a one-night stay. In the morning, transfer to Santiago Airport for your flight to Uruguay’s capital city, Montevideo.
Privately transfer to Sacromonte for your one-night stay.
Upon arrival, enjoy a welcome wine tasting and lunch on top of the hill, the ideal spot to witness the extreme beauty of the Uruguayan indigenous forest.
This exclusive boutique features just four ‘refugios’, promising guests ultimate exclusivity and privacy.
Sitting on 250 acres, explore the expansive vineyards and organic gardens that allows Sacromonte to provide guests with a farm-to-table experience that is accomplished to perfection.
In the morning, explore the vineyards and olive groves of Pueblo Eden, fondly known as Uruguayan Tuscany.
Start with a culinary adventure at the artisanal olive oil plantation of Eden Valley. After an insightful tour, take a bike ride to Viña Eden and enjoy a spread of Uruguayan wine, charcuterie and homemade breads.
Privately transfer to Estancia Vik for your three-night stay.
This charming ranch is just outside the trendy fishing village of José Ignacio. Rooms have been designed by local artists and there is a fun, contemporary feel throughout.
Explore the protected area of Laguna Garzon with your private guide.
Cycle between the lagoon and the dramatic coastline before arriving at the protected nature reserve. After an enjoyable tour, dine at one of José Ignacio’s best restaurants, which we will book in advance.
Today, it is all about relaxation and indulging. Enjoy a wine tasting at Garcon Winery before joining your private guide for a leisurely cycle through the neighbouring hills and villages.
Sample outstanding dining experiences today, with lunch reserved at the famed El Garzon and dinner at Marismo.
Privately transfer to Punta del Este Airport for your flight to Buenos Aires.
On arrival, privately transfer to Alvear Palace Hotel for your one-night stay. Relax by unwinding at the luxury spa or by the panoramic indoor pool or before a cocktail at the elegant Alvear Roof Bar.
Privately transfer to Buenos Aires Airport for your flight home, with a connecting flight in London Heathrow.
Arrive in Dublin.
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Estancia Vik is a beautiful art-filled ranch in Maldonado, Uruguay. The stylish house is adorned with contemporary art pieces by local artists. The hotel spa offers tranquility and relaxation with yoga classes, beauty treatments and massage therapy. There is a black granite swimming pool within the manicured gardens and there are plenty of activities on offer including horse riding, hikes and water sports.
Experience the beauty of Uruguayan indigenous forest with a stay in Sacromonte hotel. The exclusive boutique hotel consists of just four ‘Refugios’, promising privacy and exclusivity. The property consists of 250 idyllic acres, allowing Sacromonte to grow their own wine and much of their own produce in their farm-to-table restaurant.
Explora Rapa Nui
Uniquely situated close to Easter Island, Explora Rapa Nui is the perfect luxury exploration hotel. Celebrating the superb natural surroundings, the hotel offers a myriad of on-land and sea explorations. The spa is perfectly tailored to aid recovery following a busy day of hiking. There is also a heated swimming pool, massage area and Jacuzzi to relax sore muscles.
Ritz Carlton, Santiago
Situated amongst the skyscrapers and neoclassical architecture of the Santiago skyline, the Ritz-Carlton is an iconic building that reflects the vibrancy of the city. The iconic glass roof of the hotel is an instantly recognisable part of the skyline which houses the hotel spa and wellness centre. Based on a new Chilean cuisine concept, the hotel restaurant is dedicated to the promotion of artisanal producers using organic, seasonal ingredients and sustainable produce.
The Singular Patagonia
Situated on the shores of Señoret Channel overlooking the mountainscape, this experiential lodge is perfect as an adventure base. Daily guided treks, horse riding and cycling excursions are just some of the activities on offer. Situated in the small town of Puerto Bories, it is a great location from which to explore the southern end of Patagonia and of course, Torres del Paine National Park.
Inspired by the first estancias, EOLO is a remote experiential lodge in rural Patagonia. Exteriors are traditional and interiors have a timeless elegance with a collection of vintage pieces, explorers’ antiques and modern, luxe furnishings. The 10,000-acre property, ideally situated between El Calafate and Los Glaciares National Park, has just a select number of rooms, promising guests exclusivity in the magnificent landscape. It is the perfect base from which to explore the unique countryside with lodge experiences like horseback riding, mountain biking and trekking on offer.
Alvear Palace Hotel
Alvear Palace Hotel is the epitome of style and luxury in the elegant neighbourhood of Le Recoleta. Perfect for those in search of history and culture, this palatial-style hotel is just a short stroll from the bohemian open-air market, historic buildings and a charming park. This landmark hotel is ideal for relaxation with an extravagant spa, panoramic pool and one of the city’s best rooftop bars.
Awasi Patagonia has an enviable location in a private reserve, set amid indigenous forests and mountains. The collection of 12 independent villas are inspired by old Patagonian shelters and have been stylishly decorated with luxe interiors and floor to ceiling windows for outstanding views. Each villa comes with a private 4WD and excursion guide, enabling guests to tailor the experience they wish to get out of Torres del Paine.
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