Argentina & Chile's Lake District (ISF)

9 Day Package from Buenos Aires to Puerto Varas

Begin in Buenos Aires for a Monograms vacation package in Argentina and Chile. Join us for a walking tour of the colorful La Boca district and the Cemetery of the Recoleta—burial site of Eva Perón. Also see La Casa Rosada (the President’s Pink House), the Teatro Colón Opera, and Metropolitan Cathedral. During your free time, perhaps visit a traditional Argentinean ranch or cruise on the Tigre River amid scenic landscapes and spacious homes. Fly to Bariloche in the Patagonian Andes foothills for dozens of ways to enjoy the stunning setting known for its chocolate, beer, and outdoor activities that rivals the Swiss Alps. On a guided tour, explore the city and the sourounding areas including a chairlift ride to the peak of Cerro Campanario for panoramic views of the Andes Mountains and glacier fed lakes. Next, and Andes lake crossing takes you from Argentina to Chile. Cruise across shimmering blue Lago Nahuel Huapi to Puerto Blest where you transfer to another boat on Lake Frias amid emerald lakes, thick pine forests, and snowcapped peaks of the Andes. Travel to Puella and continue by catamaran on Lago Todos los Santos. Look for Osorno Volcano as you cross to Petrohue. Drive along the shore of Lago Llanquihue en route to Puerto Varas, stopping to see beautiful Petrohue Falls. Enjoy some time in the Germanesque town of Puerto Varas to complete this scenic vacation. This Monograms vacation in Argentina and Chile’s Patagonian Lake District is an adventure in exquisite lakes, waterfalls, and vistas beyond compare.


Insider Benefits

Monograms is all about connecting you to your destination with unmatched insider guidance and support to make travel a pleasure. With a team of local experts in each destination, your Monograms vacation includes local assistance and tips that only a local would know. In addition to an expertly-planned vacation with great hotels and included sightseeing, Monograms means you'll get the VIP treatment from a team of local insiders who help you put your signature on your vacation.

Airport Arrival

Monograms greets you like a VIP when you arrive at your destination (Yes, that's your name on the welcome board!). You'll feel at ease in an instant.

Hotel Transfer

Forget the stress of finding your way to your hotel. As our guest, we'll whisk you off with a friendly Monograms-operated transfer, which is included when you purchase your flights from Monograms.

Hotel Check-In

Once you arrive at your hotel, your own Monograms Local Host® is there to greet you, help you get checked in, and share lots of destination insights with you to get your vacation started.

Sightseeing

Get an insider's look at the must-see sights with the insight and knowledge of an expert Monograms Local Guide. Delight in the stares of regular tourists as they slide you past the line and right into the doorway with VIP access.

Free Time

Your Monograms Local Host® can provide tips and suggestions and even help you book activities & excursions to make the most of your time at your destination, helping you drink in the local culture in just your style.

Dining

What better restaurant recommendations can you find than from a local who knows? From haute cuisine to hidden cafes, from street food to Michelin Stars, your Local Host® can give you the inside scoop on finding your favorite fare.

City Connections

When your vacation includes traveling from one city to another, we'll get you to your train or plane, stress free with door-to-gate service. Your local Monograms team awaits your arrival at your next destination.

Activities & Excursions

Monograms offers a range of amazing experiences you can add to your trip, vetted by our team and perfectly coordinated with your Monograms package. Add them before you leave or on trip with the help of your Local Host®.

Airport Departure

Parting is such sweet sorrow. When you've explored all that you can explore and it's time to head home, your Local Host® will ensure a smooth departure, on time and on point, stress-free.

Day-By-Day 2020

FEATURED HIGHLIGHT

On this Monograms vacation, get to know Argentina and Chile’s Lake District in stunning Patagonia! Begin in the glamourous Argentine capital, Buenos Aires, before heading south to Patagonia. In Bariloche discover the dramatic Andes and the Swiss-like village of Bariloche. From here, cross the glacier fed lakes by several boats, passing volcanoes, snow-capped mountains, and stunning scenery on your way to Chile. In Chile’s Puerto Varas, experience the quaint town founded by Germans in Chile’s Patagonia.

DAY
1
ARRIVE IN BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

Arrive in Buenos Aires, where your hotel is available for mid-afternoon check-in.

DAY
2
BUENOS AIRES

Included private sightseeing starts in the colorful La Boca district, site of the city’s first port. Take a short WALKING TOUR of this unique neighborhood, then on to San Telmo, famous for its late-colonial buildings. At Plaza de Mayo, see La Casa Rosada (the President’s Pink House) and Metropolitan Cathedral. Drive past the ornate Colon Opera House before reaching the CEMETERY OF THE RECOLETA, burial site of Eva Perón.

Breakfast Breakfast

DAY
3
BUENOS AIRES

Today is free to explore this extraordinary city. Consider joining an optional excursion to visit a traditional estancia (ranch) to experience the lifestyle of the gauchos, or cruise down the Tigre River surrounded by beautiful landscapes and impressive homes.

Breakfast Breakfast

DAY
4
BUENOS AIRES–BARILOCHE

Get ready for your next adventure: Patagonia! Fly to Bariloche, an impressive settlement in the Patagonian Andes foothills whose beauty is comparable to the Swiss Alps. In addition to dozens of outdoor activities and great tourism facilities, Bariloche is also famous for its chocolate, local beer, and European-influenced delicacies.

Breakfast Breakfast

DAY
5
BARILOCHE

Today, you’ll have the opportunity to become acquainted with this charming destination by PANORAMIC TOUR. Wind through the mountain roads of Bariloche, enjoying the scenery of its various forests and lakes. You’ll travel by chairlift to the summit of Cerro Campanario for breathtaking views of the city, lakes Nahuel Huapi and Moreno, St. Peter’s Peninsula, Llao Llao, and more. After visiting the summit you’ll have the chance to see the Llao Llao Hotel and its chapel up close—both architectural gems. Keep your camera ready, as opportunities to take photos are around every corner. Enjoy your evening at leisure to explore the charming city squares, many shops, and great restaurants.

Breakfast Breakfast

DAY
6
BARILOCHE

Enjoy your day at leisure. Perhaps journey to Victoria Island in the middle of Nahuel Huapi Lake and visit the pure and exotic native trees of the Arrayanes Forest—or spend time in Bariloche, relaxing at your hotel and exploring the town.

Breakfast Breakfast

DAY
7
BARILOCHE–LAKE CROSSING–PUERTO VARAS, CHILE

Set out today for your unforgettable ANDES LAKE CROSSING which will take you to Chile. Board a boat for the CRUISE across Lago Nahuel Huapi to Puerto Blest. Proceed by motorcoach and board another boat on Lake Frias to see emerald lakes, thick pine forests, and the snowcapped peaks of the Andes Mountains. Continue to Puella by bus where you will have lunch before your journey continues by catamaran on Lago Todos los Santos. Look out for soaring Osorno Volcano as you cross the lake towards Petrohue. Disembark the catamaran and drive along the southern shore of Lago Llanquihue on the way to Puerto Varas stopping to see Petrohue Falls en route to your hotel.

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DAY
8
PUERTO VARAS

Today is free to explore the area at your leisure. Perhaps visit Chiloe Island to see quaint fishing villages and the Magellanic and Humboldt penguins that call this area home or explore the Chilean-German town of Puerto Varas.

Breakfast Breakfast

DAY
9
PUERTO VARAS

Your vacation ends after breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

Transportation

From City-to-City

When your vacation includes traveling from one city to another, your local Monograms team makes it an absolute breeze! We'll get to your train or plane, stress free and on time with door-to-gate service. And your local Monograms team awaits your arrival as soon as you pull into your next destination.

As outlined in the day-by-day itinerary below and private airport transfers to/from intra-vacation flights; intra-vacation flights not included

Included Hotels

Buenos Aires
Bariloche
Puerto Varas

Pulitzer Hotel

Pulitzer Hotel

Check-in Time: 15:00
Check-out Time: 12:00

Address: Maipu 907 Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Pulitzer Buenos Aires is an innovative concept. This "Grand Boutique" hotel, combines personal hospitality, attentive service and contemporary, light-filled interiors which stand out for their originality and distinctive atmosphere. Clean lines, comfort, and superior amenities and service will make your stay in Buenos Aires unforgettable.

Location & Highlights

Hotel Pulitzer Buenos Aires is situated at 907 Calle Maipú, a well-known street in the nerve center of Buenos Aires' downtown, just a stone's throw from some of the city's most charismatic sights.

Room Amenities

  • Alarm Clock
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Room Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Voicemail
  • Climate Control
  • Desk
  • Internet Access
  • In-Room Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Pay Movies
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Mini-bar
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Phone
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Television
  • Window Opens

Hotel Amenities

  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Pool
  • Parking/Valet
  • Business Center
  • Concierge desk
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Currency Exchange
  • ATM
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Dry Cleaning

Other Hotel

Monograms offers an impressive choice of hotels pre-selected for their location, amenities and service. When booking your package check to see what other hotels are available for your dates. Some hotels may not be available for this package.

Buenos Aires
Bariloche

Sofitel Buenos Aires Recoleta

Sofitel Buenos Aires Recoleta

Check-in Time: 13:00
Check-out Time: 12:00

Address: Posadas 1232 Buenos Aires, Argentina

Situated in the beautiful Recoleta district, this hotel combines European sophistication with the warmth of Argentinean tradition. This home away from home features a restaurant, bar, coffee shop, 24-hour room service, health club, pool, and courtyard.

Location & Highlights

Located in one of the most elegant neighborhoods in Buenos Aires, the Recoleta district, the hotel is within walking distance of shops, museums, restaurants, and the famous Recoleta Cemetery.

Room Amenities

The hotel's 175 warm and spacious rooms feature classic and elegant décor with views of the bustling city of Buenos Aires.

  • Room Service
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Window Opens
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Climate Control
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Television
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Voicemail
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Mini-bar
  • In-Room Safe
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Coffee Maker
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Alarm Clock
  • Air Conditioning

Hotel Amenities

  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Concierge desk
  • Pool
  • Beauty Salon
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Parking/Valet
  • Business Center
  • ATM
  • Spa Services
  • Luggage Storage
  • Free WiFi
  • Gift Shop
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Currency Exchange

Libertador Hotel

Libertador Hotel

Check-in Time: 15:00
Check-out Time: 12:00

Address: Ave Cordoba 690 Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Libertador is close to shopping and nightlife. The Skyline Pool & Health Club is a highlight of the deluxe facility. The top floor offers spectacular views of the city.

Location & Highlights

The Libertador is located in the heart of Buenos Aires, close to shopping and nightlife.

Room Amenities

Renovations have transformed each room into a tranquil and beautiful space. These contemporary rooms offer luxurious linens and beautiful city views along with the comforts of modern living.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Window Opens
  • Room Service
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Internet Access
  • Voicemail
  • Climate Control
  • Smoking Rooms
  • In-Room Safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Alarm Clock
  • Desk
  • Pay Movies
  • Phone

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Gift Shop
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room
  • Pool
  • Spa Services
  • Concierge desk
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking/Valet

Activities & Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following activities & excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Activities and Excursions are available for purchase on our MyMonograms site as soon as initial deposit or payment is received.

Price Ranges

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No excursions exist for this departure

Insider

Buenos Aires
Bariloche
Puerto Varas

Buenos Aires

Meet Julia Elena Buonaventura, one of your Local Hosts in Buenos Aires, ArgentinaMonograms provides travellers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Buenos Aires. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host about Buenos Aires and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host will share local Buenos Aires insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet Julia, a Local Host®

Born in Buenos Aires but having grown up under a very strong European influence, my father’s profession obliged the whole family to live in different countries. This provided me the opportunity to study foreign languages and at the same time be in touch with a wide variety of cultures, which has fostered my love of nature and especially people. This passion, together with a strong service vocation, made me embrace the tour guide profession, with which I’ve been involved since I was almost a teenager. I love the city where I was born, its wide avenues and parks, its cultural life, and every single corner where I can find even a simple story and share it with those that pass by throughout my daily life. From my point of view, Buenos Aires has everything, and everything here deserves to be seen and shared.

El Niño Bien

There are many tango shows for tourists in Buenos Aires, but this tango salon is where the locals go to strut their stuff. Have fun observing this graceful dance, but don’t be surprised if an instructor tries to coax you on the floor. Note that this is not a Tango show, but a Milonga salon where local people go to dance and drink. Remark: open from midnight and not all days of the week!

Museo Evita

You can stand before the Casada Rosada and see the balcony where Evita addressed her fans, and you can see the tomb where she was laid to rest in the beautiful Recoleta Cemetery. But to truly understand this controversial woman, visit the Museo Evita where her life story is told through her personal objects.

San Telmo Antiques Fair

Held every Sunday in Plaza Dorrego, this outdoor market is full of small antiques and crafts. Normally free live music and tango dancing complete the experience. The market does not take place when it’s raining.

Alvear Palace

Located in the exclusive Recoleta district of Buenos Aires, the Alvear Palace is one of the most luxurious hotels in South America. Step into the Lobby Bar to admire the elegant surroundings while you relax with a cocktail. Perhaps enjoy a selection from their extensive cognac and whiskey list.

Park Hyatt Buenos Aires Palacio Duhau

Located in the exclusive Recoleta district of Buenos Aires, this hotel opened its doors in 2006. The original building was the residence of the wealthy Duhau Family and was constructed with imported material from Europe. The combined old and new architecture is connected with magnificent terrace gardens. You may enter from Alvear Street or Posadas Street.

Cabaña Las Lilas

The average citizen in Argentina consumes 130 pounds of beef per year. If you want to fit in with everyone from local residents to government VIPs, head to this famous steakhouse dating back to 1905. Known worldwide, Cabaña Las Lilas serves the nation’s specialty like no one else. Every night, local and international leading figures of the 20th century flocked to La Cabana—the place to be seen—to enjoy its famous atmosphere and to sample some of the world’s finest beef. Now, it has relocated to Buenos Aires’ fashionable Recoleta area amid many boutiques, 5-star hotels, and beautiful gardens. The restaurant’s original interior has been lovingly recreated with Gaucho-style, large, open fireplaces and many original design details, including heavy-iron ornaments, leather, and burnished-copper utensils.

La Bourgonge

Taste Jean Paul Bondoux’s haute cuisine in Buenos Aires! La Bourgogne is a kind of gastronomic mecca for gourmets. It offers light meals of fish and beef during the day and the symphony of his creations in French regional specialties during the evenings. There is also the famous boutique of delicatessen products, including top cheeses, on the premises. It is open from Monday to Saturday, mid-day and evenings.

Gran Café Tortoni

Whether you make it to a performance at the majestic Teatro Colón or not, you’ll want to visit its equally famous Gran Café Tortoni. Sink into one of the red leather chairs, order the sidra, its signature alcoholic cider, and enjoy the 19th-century décor like Albert Einstein and Josephine Baker once did.

Belgrano

If you’re looking for a Buenos Aires neighborhood off the beaten path, look no further than the Chinatown located here. Considering most locals don’t even know it exists, you won’t bump into any tourists while exploring its shops and restaurants.

Calle Florida

Shopping in the “Paris of the South” is a delight, and you won’t be disappointed with the shops and boutiques here. Exquisite leather shops line Calle Florida, and many will custom-make something for you during your visit.

Calle Báez (Las Cañitas—Belgrano District)

Buenos Aires is known for its nightlife and whether you want dinner, drinks, dancing, or all three, you’ll find plenty of hot spots on this street.

Palacio Barolo

This odd-looking building, once the tallest in South America, has just recently been opened to the public. It offers sweeping views of the city from its unusual tower.

Palermo Soho & Palermo Hollywood

Don’t miss the trendy neighborhoods with excellent designer shops, cafés, and restaurants. They are recommended during the day and evening!

Bariloche

Monograms provides travellers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Bariloche. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host about Bariloche and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host will share local Bariloche insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Visit to Havanna Factory

Havanna is known for serving Argentina’s best alfajor (a local confectionary delight), but you can also shop for chocolate and other intriguing foods here.

Patagonian Museum – Francisco P. Moreno

The Francisco P. Moreno Museum is housed by the East wing of the Civic Center in the City of Bariloche. It was inaugurated on March, 17, 1940 as a tribute to one of the greatest men who toured the Andes and Patagonia, and who donated the lands for the first national park in Argentina to the National Executive Branch of government. The National Parks Administration purchased the first anthropological and historical collection of artwork now displayed in the venue.

Blest Brewery

When visiting Bariloche, a tour around the famous and traditional brewery that proudly displays the craft beer brewing process is a must. It is a charming and amply-spaced brewery featuring European-inspired designs.

Jauja Ice-creams

Jauja offers a wide range of organic ice cream and chocolate.

Puerto Varas

Meet one of your Local Hosts in Puerto Varas, ChileMonograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Puerto Varas. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host® about Puerto Varas and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host® will share local Puerto Varas insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet a Local Host® in Puerto Varas, Chile

My name is Fernando Fuentealba and I am excited to show you Puerto Varas–the most beautiful place in Chile! I was born in Puerto Montt and have worked as a Local Host since 2005. I love showing guests the amazing natural landscapes of Chile. In my spare time, I can be found spending time with my family on our farm and enjoying nature.

Llanquihue Lake

Take a walk on the shore of the Llanquihue Lake and enjoy beautiful views of the surrounded woods and the impressive Osorno Vulcano. Visible from the lake shore, both Sacred Heart Church and Iglesia Lueterana stand tall and colorful. We recommend to stop by and learn about the history of colonization and its impact on religion in this quaint tourist town. On the way you will find the Artisan Fair, where you almost forget how time flies while checking all the colorful, wooden handmade artisanal.

La Jardinera

Located in the heart of Puerto Varas, La Jardinera restaurant features simple, honest cuisine with quality seasonal ingredients. With its innovative recipes, fine views of Lake Llanquihue, and sophisticated service, La Jardinera is an excellent choice for locals and visitors alike. Reservations are recommended during the summer months.

Mesa Tropera

Mesa Tropera restaurant is the culmination of a decade-long dream that began in Italy and matured in Patagonia. This Italian restaurant and brewery is located on Lake Llanquihue and features a variety of pizzas, pastas, shared plates, salads, desserts, and locally crafted beer.

Village Frutillar

Located approximately 17 miles north of Puerto Varas, Village Frutillar offers historical areas where houses surrounded by beautiful gardens have been built similar to those of the German Black Forest region. It is recommended to pass by the Lutheran and Catholic Churches and the Museo Colonial with its exhibits on the first settlers’ history.

Petrohué Falls

One of the most beautiful scenic spots with the soft lush green countryside is Petrohue Falls, located approximately 30 miles northwest of Puerto Varas. En route to the falls, pass oxen and tractor-ploughed fields, weather beaten clap-board barns, and churches surrounding Lake Llanquihue. The Petrohué Rapids are a fabulous, dashing and gleaming succession of azure blue cascades against a backdrop of majestic mountains at the east. You can enter the Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park, which had been the first Chilean natural reserve since its foundation in 1926 in order to reach Petrohué, the eastern port of the spectacular Lake Todos los Santos.

Chiloé Island

With a fascinating history, sagas, and fairy tales as well as a unique island cuisine, Chiloé Island makes for a wonderful day trip out of Puerto Varas. Visit the capital city of Castro, situated on the protected Castro Fjord, to see the colored wooden church and the so-called palafitos, which are houses built on wooden posts that stand on the shore. Stop in the small fishing village of Dalcahue, where you will see one of the typical, wooden churches. On Sundays, there is a local fish and vegetable market. Be sure to sample the local cuisine, which consists of meat, seafood, potatoes, and vegetables cooked in the curanto style of roasting in a leaf-covered hole in the ground.

Vulcano Osorno

Situated approximately 37 miles outside of Puerto Varas, a visit to the Osorno Volcano is a perfect option for a day trip. Start this extraordinary excursion with trips through the soft, lush green countryside, past oxen and tractor-ploughed fields, weather beaten clap-board barns and churches surrounding Lake Llanquihue. After driving through this beautiful landscape, enter the Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park. From there, start your unforgettable drive up the Osorno Volcano, passing the deep and untouched Lenga forests. Arriving at the sector of “La Burbuja” on approx. 4,000 ft., you can enjoy a short walk through unspoiled natural beauty offering countless photo opportunities. High up, you’ll have spectacular unique views of the snow-capped summit of the Osorno and Calbuco Volcanoes and the shimmering Lake Llanquihue deep down in the valley.

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