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Wonders of Patagonia

11 Day Patagonia Tour of Argentina and Chile

Glacier in Patagonia, Chile
11 Days
2 Countries

Argentina, Chile

10 Cities

Buenos Aires, Tierra del Fuego National Park, Ushuaia, El Calafate, Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, Torres del Paine National Park, Puerto Natales, Mirador Serrano Glacier, Punta Arenas Pres. Ibanez, Santiago

21 Meals

1 Welcome Reception, 10 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners, 4 Lunchs, 1 Farewell Dinner

Active

Faster paces with mix of 1–2-night stays in each location. Typically features 4+ miles of walking on some days and may involve steep hills and uneven surfaces, such as cobblestones.

Average group size average 40-45
Tour brand Trafalgar
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Travel to the ends of the earth, from the flamboyant capital of Buenos Aires to the land of giants, roaming solitary steppes, the rugged Andes, and glacial lakes. Insider experiences including dinner with a Buenos Aires family and Patagonian cowboy cultural visit in Torres Del Paine enrich your Patagonia tour.

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Day 1

Welcome to Buenos Aires

It's time to Tango your way through beautiful Buenos Aires - your launch pad to the other-worldly southern frontier of Patagonia. On arrival, your local host will welcome you and transfer you to your hotel. Relax or explore the grand boulevards and colorful barrios of Argentina's vibrant capital on your own. This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow expeditioners for a Welcome Reception.

La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Accommodation Alvear Art Hotel, Buenos Aires
Included Meals Welcome Reception

Day 2

Buenos Aires Sightseeing

Walk in the footsteps of the porteños on your exploration of the exquisite sights of the 'Paris of South America' with your Local Specialist. Wind your way through the city, past the grand pink Casa Rosada, and bold, bright La Boca. View the ornate Teatro Colon and pay homage to Eva (Evita) Peron in the final resting place of Buenos Aires' most noteworthy residents, Recoleta Cemetery. Embrace Argentinian culture at a Be My Guest experience this evening as you Connect With Locals, joining a local family in Palermo Soho who'll share their homemade family recipes, the secrets of kneading bread and the art of the passionate Tango.

Couple dancing the Tango, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Accommodation Alvear Art Hotel, Buenos Aires
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Be My Guest Enjoy dinner in Palermo Soho, Argentina
Dinner with a Palermo Soho Family

Dine at the home of a local family in the bohemian neighborhood of Palermo Soho with its European-style homes and hip attitude.

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Be My Guest

Iconic Experience See Casa Rosada and more on a Buenos Aires City Tour, Argentina
Buenos Aires City Tour

Embark on a Buenos Aires City Tour with a Local Specialist. Walk through the wide boulevards of this beautiful capital admiring the spirit of a cit...

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Day 3

Admire Tierra del Fuego National Park and Continue to Ushuaia

An expedition through the extraordinary landscapes of Patagonia begins today as you fly to the world's southernmost city, Ushuaia. On arrival, explore the dramatic landscapes of Tierra del Fuego National Park, Argentinian’s southern-most national park on the border of Chile. Join a Local Specialist to delve deep into its natural splendor. Admire its beautiful waterfalls, forests and snow-capped mountains in which the wildlife of this area find sanctuary. Keep a keen eye out for red foxes, condors, eagles and beavers. Come face to face with the biological richness of Tierra del Fuego Island and its incredible scenic beauty, enjoying views over the Beagle Channel at Ensenada Bay, the glacial waters of Roca Lake and the deep Bay of Lapataia Bay. This evening, dinner is served at your hotel on the Beagle Channel, so named for the famous HMS Beagle on which Charles Darwin once sailed the southern seas and saw glaciers for the first time.

Vulture flying in Tierra del Fuego National Park, Chile
Accommodation Los Acebos Ushuaia Hotel
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Iconic Experience Visit Tierra del Fuego National Park near Chile and Argentina
Tierra Del Fuego National Park

Join a Local Specialist to delve deep into Tierra Del Fuego National park's natural splendor. Admire its beautiful waterfalls, forests and snow-cap...

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Day 4

Uncover Ushuaia

This morning, join a Local Specialist and your fellow travelers for a tour of Ushuaia including a visit to the Museo Maritimo y Del Presidio, where you’ll explore the history of the Prison at the End of the World and learn about the famous prisoners who were incarcerated there. Later, delve into its history as a former penal colony and missionary base on your own, or consider joining an optional cruise excursion on the Beagle Channel focusing on the scenic archipelago, wildlife and history. Learn about the great shipwrecks of the region, as well as the dogged determination of the first European explorers, who in the 19th century navigated this inhospitable region which has since had a turbulent history. Consider taking a longer excursion that includes views of lazy colonies of sea lions and Magellanic penguins, which Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan first saw in the early 16th century.

View of Ushuaia Port, Ushuaia, Argentina
Accommodation Los Acebos Ushuaia Hotel
Included Meals Breakfast
Dive Into Culture Visit the Museo Maritimo y Del Presidio, in Ushuaia, Argentina
Explore Ushuaia and the History of the Prison at the End of the World

Tour Ushuaia including a visit to the Museo Maritimo y Del Presidio, where you'll explore the history of the Prison at the End of the World and lea...

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Dive Into Culture

Optional Experiences Lighthouse on Beagle Channel, Ushuaia, Argentina
Beagle Channel Cruise

Your cruise of the Beagle Channel focuses on the scenic archipelago, wildlife, and the history of the region.  Learn about the great ship wrecks...

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Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Penguins in Ushuaia, Argentina
Penguin Colony Catamaran

Your catamaran departs from Ushuaia Bay. During your cruise you will have the opportunity to observe the majestic Black Eyebrow Albatross, Scuas...

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Day 5

Off to El Calafate

Leave the 'end of the world' and fly to El Calafate on the shores of Lake Argentino, the gateway to Los Glaciares National Park with its spectacular Perito Moreno Glacier. You'll have a rare opportunity to explore the otherworldly landscape of massive glaciers, interconnected fjords and mountainside glacial lakes over the next few days, but not before perhaps tucking into the Calafate berry after which the town is named to secure your return to this mystical region.

Berries in El Calafate, Argentina
Accommodation Kosten Aike, El Calafate
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6

Los Glaciares National Park Excursion

The day is dedicated to a deep exploration of the striking UNESCO-listed Los Glaciares National Park. Touring with a Local Specialist, you'll come face-to-face with its arctic blue and white glaciers that are fed by the massive South Patagonian Ice Field. Discover the magnificent Perito Moreno Glacier, which towers above the icy waters of Lake Argentino. You could perhaps witness massive igloo icebergs plunging into the lake with thunderous force. Experience the rugged solitude of the windswept steppe and the quiet southern beach forests, before heading back to El Calafate for an evening spent at leisure. Consider indulging all your senses savoring the town’s famous Patagonian lamb paired with a delectable glass of Argentina’s Malbec, or pop into the glaciarium for a chilly encounter that will warm your polar heart.

View of Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina
Accommodation Kosten Aike, El Calafate
Included Meals Breakfast
Iconic Experience Traveller viewing Glaciers at Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
UNESCO-listed Los Glaciares National Park Excursion

Join a Local Specialist for a deep exploration of the striking UNESCO-listed Los Glaciares National Park. Within Argentina’s largest and most famou...

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Day 7

Adventure Through Torres del Paine National Park

The Patagonian Steppes give way to the granite spires of Paine, otherwise known as Cleopatra’s Needles, the main features of the UNESCO-listed Torres del Paine National Park. We'll join a Local Specialist to delve behind the scenes of this extraordinary frontier land that few have explored. Connect with the inspiring natural landscape, celebrating one of the world’s last true wilderness areas. Wander past cascading waterfalls, roaring creeks, shimmering lakes and jagged mountain spires. Your afternoon in the park will feature the Torres towers seen from the eastern region. Observe cyanobacteria with stromatolites formations at the Laguna Amarga caldera before stopping at Blue Lagoon with its distinct cerulean blue waters. Dinner with wine awaits at your hotel.

View of Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
Accommodation Hosteria Las Torres, Torres Del Paine National Park
Included Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Iconic Experience
Wildlife and Views of Blue Lagoon Experience

Admire the cerulean blue waters of the Blue Lagoon. The lake’s high salt content concentrated by evaporation leaves a soft white layer of calcium c...

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Day 8

Torres Del Paine National Park Sightseeing

Continue your in-depth exploration of Torres Del Paine, venturing deep into the heart of the park with a Local Specialist. Embark on a short hike to see natural landmarks up close and view stunning landscapes from scenic outlooks especially chosen to showcase the surrounding beauty of the area. See Puente Negro (Black Bridge) crossing the Paine River, Nordenskjöld Lookout, Sarmiento Lookout, Lake Pehoé and Salto Grande waterfall. After enjoying an alfresco box lunch, this evening is yours to relax and enjoy dinner with wine served at the hotel.

Steps in Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
Accommodation Hosteria Las Torres, Torres Del Paine National Park
Included Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Iconic Experience Visit Torres Del Paine National Park in Chile
Torres Del Paine National Park

Enjoy an in-depth exploration of Torres Del Paine, venturing deep into the heart of the park with a Local Specialist. Embark on a short hike to see...

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Day 9

Admire the Local Culture of Torres Del Paine and Puerto Natales

Dive Into Culture and learn the Patagonian cowboy way during your morning with the baqueanos. Learn about their gear and sit down for a traditional mate herbal tea and a typical breakfast. Enjoy a lively demonstration by the baqueanos showing off Patagonian culture before you have the chance to join the team and go looking for the horse herd. Your base is the colorful fishing town of Pueto Natales where one of Trafalgar’s Stays With Stories is your home-away-from-home for the next two nights. This warm, ecologically sound building lets the rugged outdoors Patagonian landscape inside.

Lake in Puerto Natales, Chile
Accommodation Remota Patagonia Lodge, Puerto Natales
Included Meals Breakfast, Lunch
Trafalgar Difference Exterior, Remota Patagonia Lodge Puerto Natales, Chile
Stays with Stories

Enjoy modern accommodation in perfect harmony with the natural environment of Puerto Natales with this Stays With Stories.

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Trafalgar Difference

Dive Into Culture Mare grazing in Estancia pasture, Argentina​
Diving into Patagonian Culture

Learn the Patagonian cowboy way with the baqueanos, who lead the Hotel Las Torres horseback rides and look after the horses and stables of Estancia...

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Dive Into Culture

Day 10

Puerto Natales, Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers Excursion

Today's exploration takes you by boat up the Rio Serrano, passing the Southern Icefield (Campo de Hielo Sur) toward the icy turquoise sheets of the Serrano Glacier. Take some time with a Local Specialist to explore the impressive glacier with a hike through unspoiled, cool rainforest landscapes to Seno Ultima Esperanza ('Fjord of the Last Hope') where you will see the rest of the Southern Patagonian Icefield. Continue through the fjord by boat with views of the Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers in the background. This evening, join your Travel Director and new friends for a Farewell Dinner and toast to an unforgettable expedition to the ends of the earth.

View of Serrano River, Chile
Accommodation Remota Patagonia Lodge, Puerto Natales
Included Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Farewell Dinner
Iconic Experience Balmaceda Serrano Glacier Cruise, Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
Explore the "Fjord of the Last Hope" on a scenic cruise

Travel by boat up the Rio Serrano, passing the Southern icefield (campo de Hielo sur) toward the icy turquoise sheets of the Serrano Glacier. With ...

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Day 11

Depart Santiago

Depart this morning for the peninsula town of Punta Arenas to board your flight to Santiago International Airport, where your Patagonia adventure ends. Airport arrival will be at 8 p.m., please be aware when booking your onward flights. 

View, Santiago, Chile
Included Meals Breakfast

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Be My Guest
Dinner with a Palermo Soho Family

Dine at the home of a local family in the bohemian neighborhood of Palermo Soho with its European-style homes and hip attitude.

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Iconic Experience
Buenos Aires City Tour

Embark on a Buenos Aires City Tour with a Local Specialist. Walk through the wide boulevards of this beautiful capital admiring the spirit of a cit...

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Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Tierra Del Fuego National Park

Join a Local Specialist to delve deep into Tierra Del Fuego National park's natural splendor. Admire its beautiful waterfalls, forests and snow-cap...

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Included in Trip
Dive Into Culture
Explore Ushuaia and the History of the Prison at the End of the World

Tour Ushuaia including a visit to the Museo Maritimo y Del Presidio, where you'll explore the history of the Prison at the End of the World and lea...

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Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
UNESCO-listed Los Glaciares National Park Excursion

Join a Local Specialist for a deep exploration of the striking UNESCO-listed Los Glaciares National Park. Within Argentina’s largest and most famou...

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Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Wildlife and Views of Blue Lagoon Experience

Admire the cerulean blue waters of the Blue Lagoon. The lake’s high salt content concentrated by evaporation leaves a soft white layer of calcium c...

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Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Torres Del Paine National Park

Enjoy an in-depth exploration of Torres Del Paine, venturing deep into the heart of the park with a Local Specialist. Embark on a short hike to see...

See More
Included in Trip
Trafalgar Difference
Stays with Stories

Enjoy modern accommodation in perfect harmony with the natural environment of Puerto Natales with this Stays With Stories.

Included in Trip
Dive Into Culture
Diving into Patagonian Culture

Learn the Patagonian cowboy way with the baqueanos, who lead the Hotel Las Torres horseback rides and look after the horses and stables of Estancia...

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Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Explore the "Fjord of the Last Hope" on a scenic cruise

Travel by boat up the Rio Serrano, passing the Southern icefield (campo de Hielo sur) toward the icy turquoise sheets of the Serrano Glacier. With ...

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Included in Trip

About this trip

An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
All porterage and restaurant gratuities
All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
A Trafalgar bonus all Intra-Air Flights: Buenos Aires - Ushuaia - El Cafate, Punta Arenas - Santiago
Optional Experiences and free time
On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.

What to expect

Explore Tierra del Fuego National Park, Ushuaia, Los Glaciares National Park, Torres del Paine National Park and learn about the Patagonian culture from local vaqueros.
Visit Museo Maritimo y del Presidio
Scenic Cruise Cruise to the Balmaceda Glacier and Serrano Glacier
Scenic Cruise upon a boat ride up the Rio Serrano toward the Serrano Glacier
Scenic Drive from El Calafate to Torres del Paine National Park and from Puerto Natales to Punta Arenas

Optional Experiences

Sign up on tour for additional experiences that have been curated by your Travel Director from their own in-depth local knowledge.

Optional Experience
Beagle Channel Cruise

Your cruise of the Beagle Channel focuses on the scenic archipelago, wildlife, and the history of the region.  Learn about the great ship wrecks...

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Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Penguin Colony Catamaran

Your catamaran departs from Ushuaia Bay. During your cruise you will have the opportunity to observe the majestic Black Eyebrow Albatross, Scuas...

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Additional Cost Applies

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Frequently Asked Questions

Patagonia is a region located at the southern end of South America, primarily shared by Argentina and Chile. It is known for its breathtaking landscapes, diverse ecosystems, and rugged beauty. The region covers a vast area of about 402,007 square miles.

  • Official Languages across Patagonia: Spanish is the official language of Argentina and Chile.
  • Currency used in Patagonia: The currency of Argentina is the Argentine Peso ($), and the currency of Chile is the Chilean Peso ($)
  • Capital Cities: Buenos Aires (Argentina), and Santiago (Chile)/li>
  • Time Zone(s) in Argentina & Chile: The main time zone used in most of Argentina, including Buenos Aires, is Argentina Standard Time (ART). Some regions, such as the provinces in the west, observe Argentina Daylight Time (ARST). Most of Chile, including the capital city Santiago, is in the time zone known as Chile Standard Time (CLT). The southernmost regions of Chile, including the Magallanes and Chilean Antarctica region, follow Chile Time (CLST).

Patagonia passport, visa, and entry requirement information for US citizens.

  • Passport: Your passport should have at least two blank pages for entry stamps. Your passport is valid for at least six months beyond the conclusion of your trip
  • Visa Requirement: A visa is not required to enter Patagonia.
  • Entry Requirements: You can see the most up-to-date entry requirements for the destination(s) you’ll visit on tour by going to getours.com/travel-requirements-restrictions.

Patagonia's weather and climate are characterized by its rugged landscapes and extreme conditions. The region experiences a cool, temperate climate with unpredictable and rapidly changing weather patterns. Summers (December to February) are generally mild with average temperatures ranging from 10°C to 20°C (50°F to 68°F), but weather variations can be significant throughout the day. Winters (June to August) are cold, with temperatures dropping below freezing, and snowfall is common in the higher elevations. Patagonia is infamous for its strong winds, which can be intense and impact travel plans and outdoor activities. Due to its unique climate and natural beauty, Patagonia is a popular destination for adventure seekers and nature lovers alike.

On-Tour Luggage & Carry-On Bag Size Limits

Luggage: Each guest traveling may bring one suitcase no larger than 30” x 18” x 10" and weighing no more than 50 lb

Carry-On Bag: *Restricted to one piece per person, not to exceed 12” x 11” x 6”

  • *Please note: A "carry-on bag" on a tour coach is not the same as a "carry-on" for a flight. Because our coaches have large windows to enjoy the view, there is minimal space to store large items securely overhead or under the seats. A "carry-on bag" may be a soft-sided daypack, purse, backpack, tote bag, or the like. Because we value our guests' safety, small rolling suitcases or bags with telescopic handles are not permitted. In order to guarantee a smooth trip, guests are not permitted to store an additional "carry-on" bag beneath the coach with the luggage. 

So your driver and any hotel porters can safely lift and transport your suitcase throughout your vacation, we strongly recommend that you test the weight of your baggage prior to travel. You should be able to lift and comfortably transport it for short distances. 

Baggage allowances vary from airline to airline, and you should check with your chosen carrier for details prior to travel.

Packing Tips for Your Tour

Packing for a guided tour will vary depending on the duration of the trip, the time of year, and the activities planned. Here is a general packing list to help you get started:

Clothing:

  • Comfortable hiking shoes or boots: Suitable for walking and light hikes. You should also consider bringing sandals or flip-flops for lounging or beach days.
  • Lightweight, breathable clothing: Pack clothes suitable for the season. Bring a mix of short-sleeved tops, lightweight pants or skirts, and a few long-sleeved options for cooler evenings for the summer months, and long-sleeved and heavier layers for early Spring, Fall, and Winter.
  • Quick-dry pants: Opt for comfortable pants that dry quickly if they get wet.
  • Layers: To ensure you're ready for any situation, it's wise to pack adaptable, layered clothing.
  • Rain gear: Waterproof rain jacket and pants are a must to stay dry during rainy spells.

Sun Protection:

  • Hat, sunglasses, UV-protective clothing.
  • Sunscreen with high SPF. If you're visiting any coastal areas, bring reef-safe sunscreen formulated without harmful chemicals known to be damaging to coral reefs and marine life. Traditional sunscreens often contain ingredients like oxybenzone and octinoxate, which have been found to contribute to coral bleaching and negatively impact marine ecosystems. Look for sunscreens with certifications such as "Reef Safe," "Coral Safe," or "Ocean-Friendly" to ensure they are environmentally friendly.

Medications and First Aid:

  • Any prescription medications you need. (See more below under Health & Wellness)
  • Basic first aid kit with adhesive bandages, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, etc.

Toiletries:

  • Travel-sized toiletries, including shampoo, conditioner, soap, and toothpaste.
  • Travel towel (quick-drying and compact).
  • Hand sanitizer and wet wipes.
  • A washcloth and carry bag (often not available in hotels abroad).

Electronics:

  • A camera: You’re traveling to see extraordinary scenery and sites. So that you don't miss a single moment, bring a trustworthy camera. Check out our travel photography tips for capturing the best photos of your trips. If you feel comfortable, you can also try the camera on your phone. However, if you want to zoom in or capture moving objects, a camera might be your best bet.
  • Mobile phone.
  • Chargers for each electronic you bring.
  • Travel adapter and/or voltage converter
  • Portable power bank for charging devices on the go.
  • Small travel hair dryer (make sure you have the correct converter and adapter).

Miscellaneous:

  • A travel-friendly daypack or bag to carry your essentials during excursions.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Reusable water bottle. At GET, we’re all about caring for our planet, and with that in mind, we always recommend that you pack a reusable water bottle for your trip. Bringing your own reusable water bottle or asking for tap water at restaurants means you can make a difference by reducing your vacation plastic waste.
  • A small travel alarm.
  • A travel iron if you like your clothes to be pressed.
  • A travel pillow.

Optional:

  • Scarf or shawl for visiting religious sites or to cover up in conservative areas.
  • Light sleepwear.
  • A new, blank journal to document your trip. Don't know your travel journal style? Find out here!
  • Ziplock bags (storing snacks, toiletries, and keeping things organized).

As an American citizen traveling to the Patagonia area, here's what you need to know about electricity, adapters, hair dryers, and air conditioning:

Electricity

American appliances run on 110-120 volts at 60 Hz, while in Argentina and Chile, the standard voltage is 220V, and the frequency is 50Hz. The outlets commonly used are Type C and Type I. Type C outlets have two round pins, while Type I outlets have two flat pins in a V-shape and an additional grounding pin.

As a result, American appliances designed for use in the United States (typically 120 volts at 60 Hz) may not be directly compatible with the higher voltage used in Argentina and Chile. Plugging a 120-volt appliance into a 220-volt outlet without the appropriate voltage converter or transformer can cause damage to the appliance or pose safety risks.

Adapters and Converters

  • If you plan to bring American appliances, you will need a voltage converter or transformer to change the voltage to 220 from 110 volts. Additionally, you will likely need a plug adapter to fit the American-style plug into the power outlets.
  • It's important to note that not all appliances are compatible with voltage converters, so it's essential to check the labels or user manuals of your devices before using them with a voltage converter. Some electronic devices, such as laptops, smartphones, and camera chargers, are dual voltage and can support 120V and 220-240V, so they may not require a voltage converter, but a plug adapter will still be necessary.
  • To avoid any issues with electrical compatibility during your travels, consider purchasing appliances specifically designed for the voltage used in the region you'll be visiting or use appropriate voltage converters and plug adapters to ensure the safe operation of your American appliances.

We recommend purchasing an adapter with a voltage converter so you can pack less. And to pick up any necessary adapters or converters for your electronic devices before departing on your guided tour and bringing them with you.

Hair Dryers in Your Hotel

Many hotels in Argentina and Chile, especially those catering to international travelers, provide hair dryers in their rooms for guests to use. These hair dryers are usually compatible with the local voltage and plug types, so you won't typically need to worry about bringing your own unless you have specific preferences or requirements.

If you have a high-powered or specialized hair dryer that you prefer to use, or if you're staying in accommodations that might not provide hair dryers, you can bring a travel hair dryer that's designed to work with various voltage levels and plug types. This way, you'll ensure that you can use your hair dryer regardless of the specific electrical setup in the hotel.

Remember also to pack any necessary travel adapters or voltage converters if your hair dryer is not compatible with the local voltage and plug type. It's always better to be prepared to ensure a comfortable and hassle-free experience during your trip.

If you are unsure about the electrical compatibility or amenities provided by a specific hotel, you can see if they provide this information on their site or contact them directly before your trip to inquire about the availability of hair dryers and other electrical considerations for international travelers. If you need a hair dryer during your trip but cannot find one in your hotel room, you can inquire with the hotel staff. Many hotels will be able to provide a hair dryer upon request, either at the front desk or through housekeeping.

Air Conditioning

  • Air conditioning is used in Argentina and Chile, especially during the hot and dry summer months. Given the warm climate, air conditioning helps maintain comfortable indoor temperatures. Restaurants, shopping malls, museums, and other public spaces typically have air conditioning to provide relief from the heat. 
  • In more traditional or older buildings, air conditioning might not be as prevalent as in modern structures.
  • Keep in mind that local customs and practices might influence the use of air conditioning.

Traveling by coach

Our modern air-conditioned coaches have been selected with your comfort in mind. Your Travel Director will familiarize you with all the onboard features. Regular stops are made to stretch your legs, take refreshments, fill up your water bottles, and use the facilities.

Airport transfers

Airport transfers to and from the airport on the first and last days of your tour are complimentary only if you are traveling on a tour operated by Trafalgar, Insight Vacations, or Luxury Gold, and your flight times coincide with the shuttle-coach transfer timings. Learn more about Airport Transfers here.

To enable you to personalize your tour experience, you will find a number of Optional Experiences designed to complement the itinerary. These are designed to offer a deeper insight into the culture and character of the areas to be visited and provide some wonderful highlights to your travels. The optional program is designed to let you experience more of what interests you and to get the most from your vacation without replacing or overlapping with anything included in an itinerary.

The majority of Optional Experiences will be offered to you by your Travel Director at the beginning of your trip. Some may be subject to change, depending on the time you are traveling or local circumstances, including weather and days of the week. Your Travel Director will provide further information.

Exact payment options will be advised locally by your Travel Director/Local Representative for each Optional Experience, but in many cases, cash, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are all accepted.

Traveling on a guided tour can be an exciting and enriching experience. However, it's essential to prioritize your health and safety while exploring new territories. Staying informed, prepared, and cautious will go a long way in ensuring a safe and enjoyable travel experience. Always stay in touch with your Travel Director and always follow their recommendations.

Here are some health advice and recommendations for travelers:

Visit the Doctor: Before embarking on your trip, schedule a visit with a medicine specialist or your healthcare provider. They can provide personalized health advice based on your medical history, current health status, and the specific countries you'll be visiting.

Travel Insurance: Ensure you have comprehensive travel insurance that covers medical emergencies, evacuations, and trip cancellations.

First Aid Kit: Carry a basic kit with essential items like band-aids, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, antidiarrheal medication, and any prescribed medications.  

Stay Hydrated: Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water, avoid strenuous activities during the hottest part of the day, and rest in air-conditioned or shaded areas.

Respect Local Customs: Respect local customs and dress codes, especially in conservative areas. Dress modestly, particularly when visiting religious sites.

In order to ensure a healthy and enjoyable trip, we strongly suggest that you pack an adequate supply of your prescription medications and carry them in their original packaging, along with a copy of your prescription. Here’s what you need to know about traveling with medications.

Prior to traveling, please notify GET of any disability requiring special assistance or any specific dietary needs that you may have, and we will strive to accommodate these. 

When traveling with GET, baggage handling at hotels, service charges, and tips for hotel wait staff (for included meals) will all be taken care of by your Travel Director. There are, however, a few instances where individual tipping is welcome.

Local Specialists

It is customary to show appreciation for the insights, stories, and know-how shared with you by the Local Specialists, and we suggest a gratuity of $1.00-$2.00 USD per person/half day.

Your Coach Driver and Travel Director

The trip cost does not include gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver. At the end of your trip, you may express appreciation to your Travel Director and Driver for their excellent service and the personal attention you received. Gratuities are given at the discretion of each guest, and a suggested amount per person/day is listed in your travel documents.

Hotel services

It is customary to tip hotel staff for room service delivery if the charge has not already been added to the bill. Where ice machines are not available, and you receive ice from the bar, a small tip to the bartender is always appreciated.

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