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This is as remote and southern as you can get to Antarctica for tourism. The Andes Mountain Range defines the landscape and the winds and waters shape the experiences in Patagonia. The days on the water is an adventure in luxury on Chilean fjords. The days on land take you to the Perito Moreno Glacier in El Calafate and the most stunning national park in the continent, Torres Del Paine.

Departures

March - April (Summer)
September - November (Spring)

Days 11 Nights / 12 Days
From Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires
Tour Departures

13 Oct 2024 to 24 Oct 2024

Tour Cost

USD 7500

Includes
  • Visa Charges except Schengen transit Visa
  • Internal Airfare 
  • Hotel Accommodation
  • Meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  • All Specified sightseeing, entrances as per the Itinerary
  • Travel Insurance below 70 years only (Difference would be Separate for 71+Yrs)
Excludes
  • Expenses of personal nature ECNR charges if any other items not mentioned in cost Includes
  • International Airfare
  • Schengen Transit Visa (If Applicable)
  • 5% GST + TCS (as applicable)
Night Stay

Argentina (5N)

Buenos Aires 2N + 1N | Calafate 2N

Chile (2N)

Puerto Natales 2N

Chilean Fjords Cruise from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia (4N)

Booking Procedure

Step 1 - Advance of USD 3500 + 5% GST + TCS (as applicable) together with a copy of your passport and Pan Card, 120 days before the tour departure date.
Step 2 - 1st Instalment of USD 2000 + 5% GST + TCS (as applicable) per person to be paid 90 days before the tour departure date.
Step 3 - Balance USD payment + 5% GST + TCS (as applicable) to be paid 60 days before the tour departure date.
*Tour cost is subject to change at the time of booking & itinerary is subject to change before departure

Cancellation Policies

Under any circumstances other than government or flight restrictions, the following charges will be considered as a cancellation fee.
**120 – 90 days before the tour departure date, 75% of the advance amount.
89 – 60 days before the tour departure / before the issuance of the visa, 100% of the advance + 50% of the 1st Instalment.
59 days until tour departure 100% of the total tour cost. 
**This clause is applicable even before this period if the flight tickets are issued.

Note for Solo Travellers:
In the event of us not being able to find a partner for you, we shall bear half of your single occupancy cost.
  • Arrival in Buenos Aires

    Arrive late evening and check in to the hotel.

  • Buenos Aires

    Today, we'll go for a full-day city tour of the city which will take us around the La Boca neighbourhood with little multi-coloured structures. Dinner and overnight stay in the hotel.

  • Buenos Aires - El Calafate

    Board the flight to El Calafate. On arrival, go for a short guided city tour around the old neighbourhood with buildings dating back to the first settlers.

  • El Calafate - Perito Moreno Glacier

    After breakfast, enjoy a full-day excursion to Perito Moreno Glacier. The viewing is planned first by boat on the glacial lake and then through the viewing platforms on land. The Perito Moreno Glacier is one of the only three Patagonian glaciers that are growing.

  • El Calafate - Puerto Natales

    After an early breakfast, check out and drive towards the southwest, and cross the Andes into Chile. We will pass the border, and immigration and enter Chile to keep driving until we reach Puerto Natales on the coast.

  • Puerto Natales - Torres del Paine

    In the morning, proceed for a full-day excursion to the breathtaking Torres del Paine National Park. First, visit Lake Sarmiento and Amarga Lagoon and later, enjoy a panoramic vista of the Paine Horns from one of the viewing decks. After lunch, continue to Lake Pehoe and Paine River. There will be a short hike to see the powerful waterfall at Salto Grande. In the evening, return to Puerto Natales for an overnight stay.

  • Puerto Natales - Punta Arenas - Australis Cruise

    After breakfast, drive to Punta Arenas in the south, the last city of Chile. You will have time to walk around the area before boarding the Australis Cruise. We will stay on the Australis for 5 days.

  • Australis Cruise - Ainsworth Bay - Tucker Islets

    At dawn, the cruise will navigate its way through Almirantazgo Sound, arriving at Ainsworth Bay, which is situated within Alberto De Agostini National Park. It’s the perfect spot to see the exquisite Marinelli Glacier of the Darwin Mountain Range. There’s a good chance we’ll get to see the Southern Elephant Seals.

  • Australis Cruise - Pia Glacier - Glacier Alley

    We will pass through the Beagle Channel before disembarking at Pia Fjord. We will hike to a panoramic viewpoint to enjoy the spectacular Pia Glacier whose main tongue extends from the mountaintops down to the sea. We will continue our voyage along the Beagle Channel through the majestic Glacier Alley. Later, we will be sailing to Tucker Islets, and after lunch, we will again board the well-equipped Zodiac boats to get close to a colony of Magellan Penguins (indigenous to the Southern Hemisphere) and Cormorants.

  • Australis Cruise - Cape Horn - Wulaia Bay

    We will sail through Murray Channel and Nassau Bay to reach Cape Horn National Park. Here, weather permitting, we shall go ashore. The park was declared a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2005. In the evening, the night lights of Ushuaia will be visible while sailing.

  • Ushuaia - Buenos Aires

    We will dock at Ushuaia and after breakfast, board the flight to Buenos Aires. Check in to the hotel and spend the evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay in Buenos Aires.

  • Buenos Aires - Mumbai

    Depart for Mumbai with amazing memories of the tour.

  • Patagonia is a region south of South America, which is divided by the Andes into Argentina and Chile. The Argentinian side is dry with Steppe like grassland, whereas the Chilean side is green as it receives much of the rains from the pacific.

  • We take our trips in the spring and autumn season. The temperatures on the ground will be between 5 - 10 deg c in the night and unto 18 deg c in the day. The Patagonian winds might add to the wind chill though.

  • There are different hikes that you would be invited to take from the cruise once we land. You can choose these depending on your physical fitness. Otherwise, there is not much walking on the tour.

  • On the Patagonian itinerary, we use the Australis Cruise to sail through the southern fjords of Chile. The cabins are very spacious with large windows next to the bed. They all have attached bathrooms.

  • Ushuaia or the end of the world is a nice city but after having done the cruise, it is kind of a let down we believe to spend time in this dusty town. We only use it to catch a flight from.

Documents

1. PASSPORT
- Original Current Passport valid and Latest old passport (If Available)
- Passport Copies along with all used pages.
- Passport Validity: 06 or more months valid after the scheduled return

2. PHOTOGRAPH
3 photos for each country, Recent (newly clicked) photographs for both visas (not older than three months), white background, Mat finish, 80% of the face of the area should be covered, ears visible, without specs.
For Chile: 3.5 CM X 4.5 CM.
For Argentina: 4 CM X 4 CM.

3. ORIGINAL BANK STATEMENT
- From the last 6 months to till current date bank statement or the passbook all filed pages are Xerox copies with the first page of the passbook.
- Original Bank stamp & signature are compulsory on each page.
- The Closing Balance should be a minimum of INR 5,00,000/- Per Person.
- On A4 size Paper.

4. FINANCIAL DOCUMENTS
- Personal - 3 Years ITR Paper/Form 16. – (23-24, 22-23, 21-22)

5. PROOF OF INVESTMENTS
- Fixed Deposits, Funds, Property Investments, Or Other Investments, Etc. (If Any)

6. EMPLOYMENT DOCUMENTS
a) If you are employed:
- Pay slips for the last three months,
- Employment Contract,
- Employers’ Statement on approval for holidays (NOC - Leave Sanction letter from applicant’s company).
b) If you are a company owner or self-employed:
- Certificate of registration of the company,
- GST Registration,
- Indian income tax return (ITR) acknowledgment for the last Three assessment years OR Form 16,
- Applicant’s company bank statements for the last 3 months stamped by the bank.
c) If you are retired:
- Pension statements for the last three months,
- Proof of regular income generated by ownership of property or business and Applicant’s bank statements for the last 3 months stamped by the bank.
d) If you are unemployed
- Applicant’s bank statements for the last 3 months stamped by the bank.

7. AADHAR CARD & PAN CARD

8. CHILDREN’S DETAILS (NAME, NATIONALITY, BIRTH DATE)

9. SINCE WHEN DID YOU LIVE MENTIONED ADDRESS IN YOUR CURRENT PASSPORT (PLEASE MENTION THE YEAR)
EXTRA DOCUMENTS:
1. If the applicant is Divorced needs a Divorce paper copy.
2. If the applicant Widow/Widower, then the spouse’s death certificate copy.
3. If a person traveling alone sponsor documents are required – If the sponsor is a son/daughter: Financial Documents, working salary slips, Sponsorship Letter & sponsor passport copy.
4. A Marriage Certificate is required if the Spouse's name is not added to the passport.
5. Additional documents for applications of minor applicants:
- The application form and both declarations - have to be signed by both parents
- Birth certificate
- A passport copy (biometric and address page) of the applicant’s mother having custody/guardianship of the applicant.
- A Passport copy (biometric and address page) of the applicant’s father having custody/guardianship of the applicant.
- If one or both parents are not submitting the visa application with the child: a copy of the visa of that parent
- If only one parent applies: Proof of single custody of that parent either by submittal of the court ruling or submittal of the death certificate of the deceased parent Or
- (if both parents have shared custody) submittal of written and signed authorization letter of the parent non-present with passport copy (biometric and address page) – both certified by a public notary
- If the minor travels alone (without parents), written consent, certified by a public notary, of both parents or guardians having custody or guardianship of the minor;

NOTE:
All documents should be A4 size paper.
Documents should NOT be stapled. Use U-pins instead.
Documents should be clear & visible. Unclear photocopies prints are not acceptable by the Consulate/Embassy
Back-to-back prints are NOT acceptable to the consulate/Embassy
A document photocopy or photo from a mobile device will not be accepted.

VISA PROCESSING TIME: 
Minimum 2 Months (Saturday, Sunday & National Holidays – EMBASSY/CONSULATE/VFS CLOSED)

INTERVIEW:
The Embassy reserves the right to request additional information/documents.
ARGENTINA: All applicants without exception are requested to be present for a personal interview with a consular officer at the Consulate General of Argentina, Mumbai.
CHILE: You might be called for an in-person interview in Mumbai. Indian Citizens holding valid US visas (with a Current validity of more than six months) will not require a Chile Tourist / Business visa.

VISA NOTE:
Our management team will do its best to ensure you acquire your visa in time. Still, we hold no responsibility if your visa application gets rejected or is kept on hold till departure, resulting in the cancellation of your tour due to any
unforeseen circumstances.
In this case:
- The tour cost will be non-refundable and cancellation charges will be applicable.
- Additional costs for re-application of visa and consulate visits outside Mumbai will be charged.
- Additional costs will be charged for changes in the tour itinerary due to visa issues.

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