Chile & Argentina Discovery

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Travel from Santiago to Buenos Aires, taking in some awesome scenery and opportunities for outdoor sports along the way. Beginning in Chile's buzzing capital, this trip transports you past smoking volcanoes, along the coast and into the Lake District around Bariloche, finally finishing up in flamboyant Buenos Aires where the party never stops. Get a taste of Patagonia on this action-packed adventure that is sure to leave you wanting more.

Itinerary

Day 1-2 Santiago

Wander through Plaza de Armas, Santiago's historic centre and browse the colourful Central Market. Stop by the Palacio de la Moneda (Mint Palace) - originally used to produce coins, it is now the seat of the President of the Republic of Chile. In the afternoon, why not take an optional excursion to a vineyard before boarding an overnight bus to Pucon?

Days 3-4 Pucon

Thrill seekers will get a kick out of Pucon's bundle of adventure activities. The town lies at the foot of smouldering Villarrica Volcano, so why not opt to hike to the crater? Otherwise, explore the black-sand beaches, conquer white-water rapids or hike pristine forest trails.

Days 5-7 Ancud

For a taste of nature join an optional kayaking trip or penguin-spotting excursion. Be sure to try the super-fresh seafood available at local restaurants, cafes and markets.

Days 8-10 Bariloche

Travel over the Andes and into Argentina's Lake District, enjoying the fine dining, artisan chocolate shops and quaint chalet-style wooden architecture of Bariloche. There are lots of hiking options in the nearby national park, boat trips on the lake, skiing in the winter and swimming in the summer, so make the most of this nature-lovers paradise.

Days 11-13 Buenos Aires

Between its Latin passion, European elegance and superb cuisine, Buenos Aires is a joy to explore. Nibble on alfajores and wander San Telmo's cobblestone streets, talk football with Portenos in a cafe or get a history lesson at the quirky Museo Evita. The hippest spot in town is Palermo's Plaza Serrano, so head out in the evenings to tango with the locals.

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