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Two of our kids are on a LONG trip in South America, and my husband and I would like to go join them for a short visit. Thinking about Patagonia, but would like specific suggestions. Tours? boats? Thanks!

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    Hi, i would recommend you: Buenos Aires (2 days) - Ushuaia (2 days) - Calafate (2 days) - Torres del Paine (2-3 days) - Punta Arenas (just to take the flight) - here you hace some time to fly to San Pedro de Atacama (2-3 days) and then go back to Santiago to fly back to your home. If you need help just ask me @danybartel almost 7 years ago

    Answered by Daniela via Site_iconTravellr.com
    • Daniela--would the same itinerary work in reverse? and can you fly from Punta Arenas to El Calafate? Oh, and can you recommend details on how to visit Torres del Paine and lodging for all locations? Robin almost 7 years ago
    • Hi Robin yes, you can do it in reverse, Santiago flight to Punta Arenas. There you can stay one night or take a transfer to Torres del Paine Nationalpark. From there you have buses or privat transfers to El Calafate (300 km/5 hours) . From El Calafate you have daily flights to Ushuaia- Daniela almost 7 years ago
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    Do not miss the Atacama Desert. We stayed at Awasi in San Pedro and rode horses,bikes and hiked 20k feet mountains. Lovely almost 7 years ago

    Answered by Katy L via Site_iconAsk a Nomad iPad app
    • Thanks Katy, I'll look into it! Robin almost 7 years ago
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    In Torres del Paine you have hsoterias (the best are Hosteria Lago Grey or Hosteria Las Torres) or hostels where you share beds. If you want to trek you can make the W-Route and stay in hostels, Information http://www.fslodges.com/en.html almost 7 years ago

    Answered by Daniela via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    I've been 18 times in 18 years. Firsts, Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, Bariloche. Seconds, Mendoza, Salta.
    Enjoy, my favorite country in the world. almost 7 years ago

    Answered by Robin E. via Site_iconAsk a Nomad iPad app
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    Robin.
    As you will arrive at the beginning of summer in South America you should leave Santiago as fast as possible. It will be very hot and lots of smog.
    Go to La Serena and see the Valle de Elqui.
    Then further north to the Atacama for sea lions and penguins. This year we have had rain so the desert is filled with flowers.
    Lots of open space in Chile so expect to rent a car.
    From December thru February you need hotel reservations one week in advance.
    Bring a computer/iPad you can connect everywhere and buy mobile Internet access..
    Chile is wonderful. Enjoy you stay. over 6 years ago

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    If you want country side i would recomend the Pampas, Salta, Patagonia, Missiones Mendoza and San Juan in Argentina. Unfortuntly no experiance of the Chilian country side. over 6 years ago

    Answered by Martyn Willan via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    If u want cointry side i strongly recommend the mendozinian part. San rafael in the south of mendoza. There u have finca marime where u have mountains activities horse riding ,trekking and more. Contact me if u want more info. I have pics over 6 years ago

    Answered by malbec via Site_iconAsk a Nomad iPad app

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