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PATAGONIA (ARGENTINA - CHILE) TOUR PACKAGE

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Buenos Aires, Bariloche, Ushuaia, Patagonia cruise, Punta Arenas, Santiago

Day 01: Miami - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Today, you will fly from Miami to Buenos Aires on our selected scheduled airline

Day 02: Buenos Aires - Bariloche
Arrive in the morning in Buenos Aires. After completing immigration and custom formalities, you will be met and welcomed at the arrival lounge by your local guide to connect flight to Bariloche. Arrive Bariloche and transfer to hotel Charming Luxury Lodge & Private Spa. Enjoy rest of the day to relax and enjoy the beautiful landscape.

Day 03: Bariloche
In the morning, enjoy tour of Bariloche, also known as the “Switzerland of South America”. The tour starts in Bariloche with scenic drive to Campanario Hill. A chair lift takes you to the top of the hill (1050 m) from where you can enjoy one of the most impressive views Nahuel Huapi and Moreno lakes, El Trébol lagoon, San Pedro and Llao Llao peninsulas, Victoria Island, Otto, López, Goye and Catedral hills, and the main town, San Carlos de Bariloche. Also visit Llao Llao peninsula, San Eduardo Chapel and El Trébol lagoon.

Day 04: Bariloche - Buenos Aires
Your morning is free to enjoy the free time in Bariloche.In the late afternoon, transfer to airport for flight to Buenos Aires. Arrive Buenos Aires and transfer to hotel Novotel

Day 05: Buenos Aires Ushuaia
After breakfast, transfer to airport for flight to Ushuaia. Arrive and proceed for a tour of Ushuaia before check in at the hotel Los Yamanas. Enjoy your tour of Ushuaia, Argentina’s most important city in Tierra del Fuego, and the southernmost city in the world. We start our adventure at the very end of the world, in Ushuaia! The world’s southernmost city is located in Argentina's Tierra del Fuego on the shores of the Beagle Channel, with the snow-peaked Martial Mountains spanning the horizon. The small port city of Ushuaia was a prison colony until the mid 20th century and today is the capital of Tierra del Fuego.

Day 06: Ushuaia
After breakfast, continue your tour of Ushuaia. Thereafter transfer to the Pier to board your Australis cruise ship on three nights cruise. Check in from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 409 San Martín St. Board cruise ship at 5:30 pm. After a welcome cocktail reception hosted by the Captain and his crew, the ship will depart for “the Southernmost part of the earth”. Our trip takes us through the Strait of Magellan and Beagle Channel to explore one of the most breathtaking wilderness regions in the world: Southern Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego.

Day 07: Cape Horn Wulaia Bay
We will be sailing through Murray Channel and Nassau Bay to reach Cape Horn National Park, where disembarking is scheduled (weather permitting). The mythical Cape Horn was discovered in 1616 and it is a sheer 425-meter (1,394-foot) high rocky promontory. For many years it was an important navigation route for sailboats between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, and it is known as the “End of the Earth”. The park was declared a World Biosphere Reserve in 2005. In the afternoon, we will go ashore at historical Wulaia Bay, originally the site of one of the region’s largest Yamana aboriginal settlement. Charles Darwin landed there in 1833, during his voyage on the HMS Beagle. This area is also renowned for the mesmerizing beauty of its vegetation and geography. We will walk through a Magellan forest of lengas, coigües, canelos, ferns, and other endemic vegetation to reach a panoramic viewpoint

Day 08: De Augustini Sound Aguilia Glacier
We will be sailing through Brecknock, Ocasión, Cockburn, and Magdalena Channels to enter the spectacular De Agostini Sound, in the heart of Darwin Mountain Range. In this area we can see glaciers descending the mountainside all the way down to the sea. In the afternoon, onboard Zodiac boats, we will route to Águila Glacier where we will take an easy walk all the way the base of the glacier. We will experience the beauty of Patagonia’s cold rainforest and see how the power of nature molded the area’s landscape.

Day 09: Magdalena Island Punta Arenas Santiago
Early in the morning (and weather permitting) we will go ashore on Magdalena Island, located in the middle of the Strait of Magellan. The island used to be an essential source of supplies for navigators and explorers and is inhabited by an immense colony of Magellan Penguins that we will be able to see during our walk to the lighthouse. In September and April this excursion is replaced by a ride on Zodiac boat to Marta Island to observe South American Sea Lions. Finally, disembarking at Punta Arenas is scheduled at 11:30 AM. Transfer by motor coach for flight to Santiago, the capital city of Santiago. Arrive and transfer to hotel Plaza San Francisco.

Day 10: Santiago Miami
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and proceed on a tour of Santiago. Drive along the avenues of the downtown area, the Forest Park, the Bella Vista district, the art centre of Santiago and the San Cristobal Hill, a beautiful park located at the foot of the Andes range. At the top is the monument to the Virgin Inmaculada Concepción. Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the city of Santiago from here. After city tour of Santiago, transfer to airport for flight to Miami.

Day 11: Arrive Miami
Arrive Miami in the morning with happy memories of Patagonia

TOUR ENDS

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT

Book your Tour 120 Days in advance and recieve US $ 200 per person Early Bird Discount

AIR & LAND COST: 
(PER PERSON RATES BASED ON SHARING A TWIN/DOUBLE ROOM)

US $ per person

Single Room supplement US $ per person

Please read all the terms and conditions carefully before filling in the Tour Booking form and mailing your deposits.

WHAT IS INCLUDED:

  • International airfare from Miami to South America roundtrip in coach class as per the program on our selected International scheduled airline
  • All Intra South America flights as per program in economy class.
  • All transfers, sightseeing and excursion tours by private air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of local English speaking guide
  • Entrance fee to the places of visit
  • Deluxe/ First Class hotel accommodation sharing a standard twin/double room
  • Australis cruise ship voyage from Ushuaia, Argentina to Punta Arenas, Chile in standard A category cabin. (Free upgrade to AAA category cabin is available if you book your space at least 120 days in advance)
  • Buffet breakfast daily at the hotel.
  • Daily buffet/fixed menu dinner at hotel or local restaurants
  • All three meals on board the cruise ship

Please read all the terms and conditions carefully before filling in the Tour Booking form and mailing your deposits

NOT INCLUDED: Visa fee, any meals not mentioned above, Travel Insurance, any baggage handling fee/gratuity, mineral water, any beverages alcoholic or non-alcoholic, items of personal nature such as laundry, telephone, room service, any increase in airfare or government imposed taxes, any other items not mentioned in the tour inclusion list.

TRAVEL INSURANCE:   We strongly recommend that you obtain a comprehensive Travel Insurance coverage, including but not limited to trip cancellation, delay, loss of deposit, medical expenses, personal accidents and death, loss of baggage, personal belongings. “Cancel for Any Reason” travel insurance policy is one option that you must discuss with your Travel Insurance Company, as it offers a wider range of coverage if you cancel for any reason. Most Travel Insurance companies want you to buy insurance at the time of making your initial tour deposit to obtain the best coverage. Please contact and discuss all options available to you from the Travel Insurance companies of your choice before signing up on the tour.

CANCELLATION AND REFUNDOnce booked, the Tour involves a cancellation penalty if it is cancelled by you for any reason or for any circumstances beyond the control of Pollina Tours & Travel, Inc, its agents, and its service providers. We highly recommend purchasing Travel Insurance policy from the travel insurance company of your choice, covering all eventualities including, but not limited to, trip delay, trip cancellation, medical evacuation, illness, disease, death, accident etc that can protect yourself from cancellation penalties, in case the tour is cancelled by you or due to circumstances beyond the control of Pollina Tours, its agents, or service providers.

An administrative fee of US $ 500.00 per person will be charged for any cancellation once the tour is booked. A 25% cancellation fee on total tour cost will be charged if the bookings are cancelled between 89-60 days prior to departure. A 50% cancellation fee on total tour cost will be charged if the bookings are cancelled between 59-30 days prior to departure. A 75% cancellation fee on total tour cost will be charged if the bookings are cancelled between 29-03 days prior to departure. For a later cancellation, or for any unutilized services, no refund will be permissible. It is mandatory for passenger to make all cancellations in writing, stating the reason for cancellation and same must be received in our office on a prompt basis. Most refunds generally take 6-8 weeks to process.

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS :: It is the sole responsibility of each passenger/tourist to obtain and verify that all of their travel documents, such as passport, visa, and airline tickets, vaccination requirements,etc are in order and meets the guidelines to embark on the trip.

HEALTH: You must consult with your physician every important aspect of your health related issues, including vaccinations such as Yellow Fever, Hepatitis, malaria prophylaxis etc. to ensure that you are in good health to engage in overseas travel. Please note: all our overseas tours require considerable walking and driving, sometimes on uneven, dusty and bumpy road conditions. You may also need to take stairs and inclines during the tour. No individual assistance to passengers requiring wheelchair can be provided, as many places may not be wheelchair accessible and may be challenging for the physically handicapped. For Information on vaccinations and other health precautions, such as safe food and water precautions and insect bite protection, may be obtained from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s hotline for international travelers at 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) or via the CDC’s Internet site, at http://www.cdc.gov/travel For information about outbreaks of infectious diseases abroad, please consult the World Health Organization’s (WHO) web site. All passengers are personally responsible to ensure that they are medically fit to travel.

AIRLINE GROUP BOOKING AND SEAT ASSIGNMENTS POLLINA TOURS makes the booking with the Group Department of the airline, which means all the group members must travel together to and from a common gateway, as one Group. The Group tickets are lower fare tickets and carry restrictions. The tickets are nonrefundable, non-transferrable, non–re-routable, and non-endorsable. Policies governing seat assignments for groups vary greatly by airline. Most airlines currently offer preferred seating, a system which allows them to charge additional fees for preferable seats. As a result, many seats displayed on airline seat maps are set aside for clients willing to pay additional fees for them. Some seats may only be accessible at airport check-in. Specific Seat assignments preferences are not guaranteed by Pollina Tours. Loss of assignments may occur, at any time, due to airline schedule changes, or even as a result of individual passengers making changes directly with airlines on their group seat assignments. In many cases, airlines will not assign seats for groups until the group booking is closed for ticketing usually 30 days prior to departure. At this time, Pollina Tours will do all possible to seat passengers together and in the best available seats. However, it may not be possible for Pollina Tours to assign seats of each passenger's personal choice. Once assigned, typically seats may only be changed at airport check-in. Domestic US flights, as well as flights within Europe, do not permit group seat assignments. Airline reservation agents are often prohibited from assisting with seat requests for Group Reservations from individual passengers.

GROUP HOTEL BOOKING POLLINA TOURS makes the booking of the hotel in the specified hotel in “Standard” twin-bedded (two single beds) rooms or “Standard” double bedded (one double bed) room with private facilities, unless you have specifically requested and paid for an upgraded room category. Special requests, such as bed types, smoking preference and connecting rooms are subject to availability. Room selection in all cases, unless otherwise reserved, is strictly at the discretion of the hotel's management on a run-of-house basis.

GROUP DINNER BOOKING: POLLINA TOURS make the reservation for the Group Dinner arrangements at the hotel or local restaurants based on the hotel or restaurant’s Buffet or Set dinner menu basis policy. All efforts are made to offer Vegetarian and Non Vegetarian menu choice to the Group members. However, Pollina Tours cannot make multiple dinner menu request based on each group members’ individual request, likings and disliking.

RESPONSIBILITYPollina Tours & Travel, Inc. and/or their agents give notice that all tickets, vouchers and the coupons issued by them and all arrangements for transportation or for conveyance/hotel accommodation, sightseeing, excursions, etc, made by them, as AGENTS of the passenger upon the express condition that they shall not be held liable for any injury, damage, loss , accident, death, delay or irregularity which may be occasioned either by reason or defect of any vehicle, or through the act or default of any person or company engaged in conveying or housing the passengers or in connection therewith, or of any hotel proprietor or employee. Pollina Tour and/ or their agents can accept no responsibility for cancellation penalties or losses or incidental expenses due to delay or change in schedules of airline, rail, motor coach, cruise or any transportation companies etc, hotel overbooking or default, sickness, injury, death, weather, strike, political or social unrest, disease, epidemic, pandemic, terrorism, natural calamities, quarantine or any other causes beyond the control of Pollina Tours & Travel, its agents and suppliers of services. All such losses or incidental expenses will have to be borne by the passengers. Baggage is at owner’s risk throughout the tour. Obtaining a suitable travel insurance policy to cover the medical and non-medical eventualities from any Travel Insurance company of your choice is solely the responsibility of each passenger/tourist booked on our tour. Pollina Tours & Travel reserves the right to accept or reject any person as tour participants, to expel any tour participants from the tour, to make changes in the itinerary whenever the company deems it is necessary for the comfort, safety and convenience of the participants or their agents/service providers. Although, all safety measures are taken by our suppliers to ensure you have an enjoyable and safe tour. However, our Service provider will require you to sign their responsibility form to not hold them responsible for any injury, accident, death, etc, caused to you during any adventure tourism activities, jungle safari, etc. which is beyond their control. All prices are quoted in US Dollars. The transportation, airlines, rail ,cruise, ferry companies, etc, concerned are not to be held responsible for any act, omission, or events during the time passengers are not on board their carriers and conveyance. The passenger’s contract in use by the airline carrier, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the transportation company and the purchaser of the Tour(s) and/or passengers. Typically, check- in time at the hotels is 3:00 PM and check out time is 12 noon. Sequence of the itinerary is subject to change, due to circumstances beyond our control.