Patagonia is showing to be the fastest growing South American destination for Avanti Destinations. For travelers heading to the tip of South America, often referred to as “the end of the world” because of its proximity to Antarctica, Avanti suggests agents customize itineraries to include both Argentina and Chile, such as their Patagonia Explorer journey featuring new experiences.
Avanti has introduced new experiences in this area for travelers to enjoy including crab fishing, kayaking, bike touring, and visiting an estancia (a ranch).
Combining Chile and Argentina saves your clients precious vacation time since there’s no back-tracking for the flight home to the same capital city where they arrived. We offer seven destinations within Patagonia, and the distances are long. Besides, the wildlife and scenery vary from place to place, so your client gets maximum exposure to all that makes this region fantastic by combining the two countries. —Harry Dalgaard, Avanti’s founder and CEO.
The best time to send clients to Patagonia is October through March, when the temperatures are the warmest at 65 degrees. September and April offer cooler weather, but with off-peak pricing and fewer tourists, it might be a good fit for some on your roster.
One itinerary that includes both countries is Avanti’s Patagonia Explorer, which can be booked either as a cruise or a strictly land-based tour. For this itinerary, guests can either fly into Santiago and return from Buenos Aires, or vice versa. The ideal itinerary is 12 days for the most optimal experience, however the length of the trip can be tailored to best fit your clients’ needs and interests. If your clients prefer, time in the capital cities can be reduced to allow them more time in Patagonia for activities such as a crab-fishing adventure with a gourmet lunch is Ushuaia, priced at $389, or a bike tour starting at $70, or an estancia experience with lunch in Perto Natales priced at $252. And, for those who like a little more adventure, book them on a kayaking expedition in Agua Fresca Bay in Punta Arenas priced at $205.
The Land-based Patagonia Explorer itinerary features a 2-night stay in Santiago, 4-nights in Torres del Paine National Park with daily guided tours plus all meals, two nights in El Calafate and three nights in Bueno Aires. The Cruise-based Patagonia Explorer features two nights in Santiago; a 4-night cruise sailing with daily tours and excursions, plus all meals on board a 100 passenger ship; two nights in El Calafate, and three nights in Buenos Aires. Both itineraries start at $4,325 pp dbl. Price includes all air and ground transfers, a private Santiago walking tour, a Perito Moreno glacier tour, a Buenos Aires city tour, plus a tango show with dinner and daily breakfasts. Keep in mind, the pricing does not include roundtrip airfare from the U.S.
For more information, visit avantidestinations.com.