2024 Sailing Through the Andes with Carlos Fida

Dates November 5 - November 14, 2024
Destination Buenos Aires, Argentina; Bariloche; Puerto Varas; Santiago, Chile; Valparaiso;
Duration 10 days 9 nights
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**Fast paced, extensive walking required**

Morris Columbus Travel is proud to offer for the first time, an amazing adventure starting in Buenos Aires and ending in Santiago, Chile.

This is an extraordinary adventure, far away from the bustle of the big cities, except for Buenos Aires and Santiago, Chile. It is a real immersion into the pristine beauty of Patagonia. Food is always an important part of our tours. We have selected typical restaurants, first class hotels and daily excursions that will introduce the traveler to the different cultures of South America. San Carlos de Bariloche offers a view of lakes, volcanoes, and glaciers, hanging from the majestic Andes. Exploring the Chiloe archipelago is entering a place where legends and myths are alive even today. They are not found anywhere else in South America. Buenos Aires is called the "Paris of South America," renowned for the tango, the heart and soul of this city; also, very famous for delicious steaks. Chile offers a unique culinary experience with fish and seafood prepared in so many ways. This tour is hosted by Carlos Fida, who has lived in Patagonia, and visited these spectacular sites from the 1960’s to the present time.

To Book This Tour, Contact:

Carol Alegre, Tour Manager
Tel: (801) 483-6165
Email Carol

TOUR ID#9224K05

CASH DISCOUNT of $100.00 for final payment by check

Day 1: Tuesday, November 5, 2024

Home Cities - Buenos Aires, Argentina

Departure from your home city to Buenos Aires, Argentina. 

Meals : In-flight
Day 2: Wednesday, November 6, 2024

Buenos Aires

Arrive in Buenos Aires. Upon arrival transfer to a selected hotel downtown. Afternoon city tour of Buenos Aires visiting the highlights of the most cosmopolitan capital city in South America. We are featuring a steak lunch at a renowned restaurant in La Boca district, a colorful district of the city called the Paris of South America. We have included the best of Buenos Aires, like Plaza de Mayo where the “Mothers of Plaza de Mayo” confronted the military government in the late 1970’s, representing members of their families who disappeared, taken by the military dictatorship. The government palace, where the president of Argentina works is called the Pink House. It is a historical tour covering an array of highlights. It is not a rushed tour. Our day of exploration will end with a Tango and Dinner show.

Meals : Dinner
Day 3: Thursday, November 7, 2024

Buenos Aires to Bariloche

Morning flight to San Carlos de Bariloche in northern Patagonia. The city tour includes the best of this charming area surrounded by lakes and the Andes mountains. These are new experiences, enjoying volcanoes and glaciers and the beauty of Bariloche.  Along with our expert guide we will travel to see the stunning landscape of the San Pedro peninsula and the pristine Lake Nahuel Huapi. 

Meals : Breakfast
Day 4: Friday, November 8, 2024

Bariloche - Crossing of the Lakes

This morning we drive to Puerto Panuelos, on the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi to start the iconic crossing of the southern lakes from Argentina to Chile.  The Patagonia Andean Lake Crossing from Argentina to Chile is one of the most rewarding experiences that you can experience in the area. It allows the traveler to drive and sail through the southern lake district. The crossing ends in Puerto Varas, a city settled by Germans at the end of the 18th century. Both, San Carlos de Bariloche and Puerto Varas were the centers of German immigration. Puerto Varas is one of the best places to explore the Chilean Lake District. The town of Puerto Varas is perched on the shores of Lake LLanquihue, one of the largest lakes in northern Patagonia.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 5: Saturday, November 9, 2024

Puerto Varas - Frutillar

A half an hour drive from Puerto Varas, on the northern shore of Lake LLanquihue is the village of Frutillar which also has a significant German influence, shown in its architecture and food. This is a place where we are far from crowds. We can enjoy a stroll around the town and visit the German Museum.  A delicious typical lunch will be served before returning to our hotel in Puerto Varas.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
Day 6: Sunday, November 10, 2024

Puerto Varas - Chiloe Island

Nestled in the captivating landscapes of Northern Patagonia, Chiloe Island beckons the travelers with its unique charm and colonial churches, built by the Jesuits in the 17th century. There are 17 churches, declared by UNESCO as world heritage sites. Many of the houses are painted in different colors and stand on stilts by the shore of the Pacific Ocean. We cannot leave the Chiloe Archipelago without visiting a penguin colony of Magellanic and Humbolt Penguins nest side by side. They start arriving in October of each year. A typical Chiloe Island lunch will be included on this day.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
Day 7: Monday, November 11, 2024

Puerto Varas - Valdivia

Traveling south on the Pan American Highway we reach the city of Valdivia, founded in 1522 by the Spanish Conquistador, Don Pedro de Valdivia. Once again, we are immersing ourselves in typical Patagonian culture. In May of the year 1960 the city of Valdivia was destroyed by an earthquake and a tsunami. The city was rebuilt and today offers magnificent views which delight the visitors. Across the river we can explore historical buildings and the Canelo lookout used by the Spanish in colonial times to protect the town from pirates. Lunch included.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
Day 8: Tuesday, November 12, 2024

Puerto Montt to Santiago

A short flight from the Puerto Montt Airport will take us to Santiago, the capital of Chile. After a break for lunch, we start a city tour visiting the historical area of Santiago, including the cathedral, main square and La Moneda; that serves as the Government Palace. Santiago is located at the foot of the majestic Andes and close to the Aconcagua peak, the tallest mountain in the western hemisphere. We will visit a local arts and craft market to shop for unique handicrafts. The semi-precious stone in Chile is the lapis lazuli, which is mined in Chile, Afghanistan, and Siberia. This will be a good opportunity to shop for Christmas gits. In fact, we will also visit other typical markets in Bariloche, Puerto Montt and Valdivia. 

Meals : Breakfast
Day 9: Wednesday, November 13, 2024

Vina del Mar & Valparaiso

Full day tour of Valparaiso and Vina del Mar, with lunch included. Vina del Mar is the summer resort of the inhabitants of Santiago, just a few miles away from Santiago. Valparaiso is the oldest port on the Pacific Ocean. Valparaiso was originally called “Val de Paraiso,” Valley of Paradise translated into English. Valparaiso is a kaleidoscopic sprawl of houses and hills. During the days of explorations ships sailed around Cape Horn and reached Valparaiso to resupply water and food for the crew and travelers. Return to the airport for our overnight flight home.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
Day 10: Thursday, 14 November, 2024

Unites States

Arrival in your home cities with wonderful memories that will last a lifetime!


TOUR ID#9224K05

CASH DISCOUNT of $100.00 for final payment by check

Meals : In-flight

Price includes:

  • 1 tour-bus experience for the entire tour
  • Roundtrip transfers airport to hotel for those using our group air
  • Experienced tour host, Carlos Fida
  • Navigation from Bariloche to Puerto Montt
  • English Speaking guides 
  • Sightseeing as outlined on the itinerary
  • Meals as noted in the itinerary-Daily breakfast
  • 7-night accommodations in moderate to first class hotels
  • Travel documents & Digital travel App
  • Tips for guides and drivers

Price does not include:

  • International flights into Buenos Aires, Argentina - home from Santiago, Chile: $ 1,199.00 pp with United Airlines
  • Domestic flights: Buenos Aires to Bariloche - Puerto Montt to Santiago: TBD
  • Airport transfers for those not arriving/departing with main group
  • Single Occupancy: $ TBD
  • Meals not outlined in itinerary
  • Additional nights or sightseeing tours not included
  • Items of a personal nature (room service, phone calls, internet, etc.)
  • Medical Coverage and Travel Insurance

Payment information:

  • Deposit due at time of booking $500.00 p/p
  • Final payment due August 6, 2024

To Book This Tour, Contact:

Carol Alegre, Tour Manager
Tel: (801) 483-6165
Email Carol

TOUR ID#9224K05

CASH DISCOUNT of $100.00 for final payment by check