Panoramic view of Avenida in Buenos Aires

Argentina and Chile

A study in contrasts, from tango to temple to snowcaps

Explore Argentina and Chile with your students, starting in bustling Buenos Aires. With a local guide, explore this cosmopolitan city—even take a tango lesson! Next, see the foothills of the Andes. Cross over to Chile, where you’ll see volcanic mountains, forested hills, canals, and islands. Lastly, fly to Santiago and see the sights with a local guide!

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11 Days
Destinations Visited
Buenos AiresSan Carlos de BarilochePuerto VarasSantiagoBariloche
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Your Adventure, Day by Day

Day 1 Depart from North America
  • Fly to Argentina Board your overnight flight to Buenos Aires.
Day 2 Arrive in Argentina
  • Welcome! Welcome to Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, a cosmopolitan city that's often referred to as "the Paris of South America". Meet your tour director and start exploring this bustling city.
Day 3 Buenos Aires
  • See Buenos Aires Join a local guide for sightseeing. Stroll the city’s many plazas and boulevards, including Plaza de Mayo where the city was born more than four centuries ago. Visit Congress Hall, the San Telmo District, and the fashionable Recoleta area. Entrance to the Metropolitan Cathedral is included.
  • LEAP Tango Argentina
Day 4 Bariloche
  • Fly to San Carlos de Bariloche Hop aboard a flight to San Carlos de Bariloche, a stunning city at the foothills of the Andes, best known for skiing.
  • Explore the City Explore the city with a local guide as you travel the Circuito Chico. During this 65-kilometer tour, you will experience captivating panoramic views of the Argentinean landscape.
Day 5 Tronador and Nalcas Waterfall
  • Discover Tronador Mountain Discover Tronador, a remarkable 3,491-meter mountain covered by seven glaciers. The international boundary between Chile and Argentina can be found at the mountain’s highest summit.
  • Saltillo de Las Nalcas Waterfall Next, see Saltillo de Las Nalcas, an impressive waterfall flowing from Tronador Mountain.
Day 6 Rosales Park and Petrohue Rapids
  • Cross the Andes into Chile
  • Vincent Perez Rosales Park Ride a catamaran through Nahuel Huapi Lake and across Todos Los Santos Lake in Chile’s National Park, Vincente Perez Rosales.
  • Petrohue Rapids See the raging Petrohue River Rapids en route to Puerto Varas.
  • Continue to Puerto Varas
Day 7 Porta del Lago and Frutillar
  • Visit Llanquihue Visit Portal del Lago, a dairy farm in Llanquihue.
  • Continue to Frutillar Continue to Frutillar on the bank of Lake Llanquihue. Observe homes and buildings completed in German-style architecture, evidence of the German immigration to the town during the 19th century.
Day 8 Puerto Montt and Santiago
  • Discover Puerto Montt Spend the morning discovering the peaceful port town of Puerto Montt with a local guide. Explore this charming area of snow capped, volcanic mountains, green fields, forested hills, canals, and islands.
  • Fly to Santiago
Day 9 Santiago
  • Sites of Santiago A local guide leads you to the sites and sights of Santiago, including La Moneda Palace, the seat of the Chilean President. View artifacts from the indigenous peoples of Chile, as well as ceramics and textiles from Mexico to Patagonia at the Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino.
  • Free Afternoon Enjoy a free afternoon in Santiago.
Day 10 Depart for Home
  • Final Farewells... Board your flight home to the United States
Day 11 Arrive in the United States
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