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Argentina & Chile tour, 22 days

During the Argentina and Chile tour your visit will include Buenos Aires, Bariloche, Perito Moren-glacier, Ushuaia and Torres del Paine. The penguins, sea lions, orcas and whales on the Peninsula Valdés will undoubtedly make a lasting impression. On the vast pampas you can take beautiful walks and enjoy the spectacular scenery of Patagonia. Its immense glaciers and snowy peaks provide impressive views. At the tip of the savage Cape Horn, Fuego is the last stop before Antarctica. It is possible to extend this tour with a visit to the impressive Iguazu Falls on the border of Argentina and Brazil. Djoser, has been an Argentina and Chile tour operator for over 10 years.

* Attention University Faculty Members:   This trip can be customized for a FACULTY-LED, short term study program in Argentina and Chile.  We can help you to build a program that will include activities, selected meals, international flights, transport, guide and faculty costs, etc.  Contact:  Luke Neal (luke@djoserusa.com) regarding your program needs and preferences.   877-356-7376. 

Itinerary

  1. Buenos Aires
  2. Buenos Aires
  3. Buenos Aires, night bus to Puerto Madryn
  4. Puerto Madryn
  5. Puerto Madryn, optional excursion Peninsula Valdés
  6. Puerto Madryn - Esquel
  7. Esquel - Los Alerces N. P. - Nahuel Huapi N. P. - Bariloche
  8. Bariloche
  9. Barliloche, flight to Calafate
  10. Calafate - Chalten
  11. Chalten
  12. Chalten - Calafate
  13. Calafate, visit Perito-Moreno glacier
  14. Calafate - Torres del Paine N. P.
  15. Torres del Paine N. P.
  16. Torres del Paine N. P. - Calafate
  17. Calafate, flight to Ushuaia
  18. Ushuaia, visit Tieraa del Fuego
  19. Ushuaia
  20. Ushuaia, flight to Buenos Aires
  21. Buenos Aires
  22. Buenos Aires

Day by day

Oct 8, Oct 17, Oct 29, Nov 22, Dec 15  2016  and Feb 11 2017, the program is 1 day shorter. 

On the Road with Djoser

Djoser's active journeys offer an ideal balance of guidance and freedom. Our guide-assisted adventures cover the globe and feature wildlife, beautiful natural settings, historic sights and authentic cultural experiences. During Djoser travels, the daily schedule is not rigidly set.

The day-to-day descriptions describe the anticipated, or possible daily activities. Our travel days are obviously fixed, but each day the program may deviate depending on the preferences of the group, in consultation with the tour leader. The tour guide offers a program daily, with planned excursions.

You are never obligated to participate. Those who desire more freedom may go out exploring or may dine on their own. Your tour leader can offer suggestions for safe explorations and fun restaurants. You will find that Djoser participants will take advantage of this flexibility. We believe a sense of discovery is an integral element of a great trip.

We offer the land program only. Below, you will find the day-to-day description days numbered to correspond with that of the Dutch participants (which includes their transit days from/to Amsterdam). This is so that when you are traveling and refer to this day-to-day description, all travelers will be “on the same page” or the same day number.

Buenos Aires
Day 1 Transit day for the Dutch participants
Day 2 Buenos Aires (land begins)

We start and end our tArgentina and Chile tour in the bustling Argentine capital Buenos Aires, the city which is the cradle of tango. But also the birthplace of Maradona and Máxima and the city of the famous writer Luis Borges. Buenos Aires, at first sight is a cosmopolitan modern city, with a bit of the look of or Madrid look with wide boulevards, colonial buildings and ubiquitous old chic.

Strolling along Avenida de Mayo, which the Plaza del Congreso with the famous Plaza de Mayo, you will encounter buildings, which would not be out of place in many European city. The Porteño, as the inhabitants of Buenos Aires are called, are also understandably proud of their city. You have both at the start and at the end of your journey time to explore the city center and the sprawling neighborhoods, and to visit the barrios.

Puerto Madryn, Peninsula Valdes

Day 3 Buenos Aires, night bus to Puerto Madryn
Day 4 Puerto Madryn
Day 5 Puerto Madryn, optional tour Peninsula Valdés

We travel by comfortable night bus to Puerto Madryn, a pleasant resort where many street names and tearooms still recall the founders of the city, immigrants from Wales. Nearby is the Valdés Peninsula, where there is unique animal life. The beaches of Valdés are paradise for large numbers of sea lions and elephant sealss. Once summer arrives, the raise their young here. Hunting these animals is no longer allowed. This is a great place for photographs. They also keep company with penguins, flamingos and many seabirds including the king cormorant.

Orcas, are uninvited guests, at least for the seals. They skim the coasts in search of unwary young sea lions. On the open sea, not far from the coast, are many types of whales. Especially between August and early December spotting the humpback whales is common off the coast where they mate and bring their young into the world. According to experts, this is one of the best places in the world to see these magnificent sea creatures up close.

Esquel and Bariloche

Day 6 Puerto Madryn - Esquel
Day 7 Esquel - Los Alerces - Nahuel Huapi - Bariloche
Day 8 Bariloche, optional cruise lakes route

We travel with our own bus to Esquel and Bariloche  En route we visit the National Park Los Alerces. The park is known for its trees, including the imposing Patagonian cypress trees, one of the longest living tree species in the world. In the park short walks can be made offering views of beautiful lakes. In Nahuel, Hapi borders high mountains, lakes, and dry steppes. Bariloche is the Nahuel Huapi Lake. This popular resort gives a typical alpine architecture feeling of Switzerland. The many varieties of chocolate in the shop windows from nearby chocolate factories, reinforce that feeling and the Plaza Independencia you can be photographed with a Saint Bernard Dog.

You may find the environment interesting. Beautiful views of the lake and surrounding mountains can be seen from the Avenida. Bariloche is also a good base for walks in the area. The ski lift to the Cerro Cathedral offers spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. In winter this place is the ski resort of Argentina. At one of the Tyrolean mountain huts you can have a cheese fondue. When you go even higher, to the Cerro Piedra del Condor, then you know you are in Argentina.

The next day you can participate in an optional tour of the famous lakes route, a beautiful boat ride on Lake Nahuel Huapi. Nahuel Hapi is characterized by a wide variety of landscapes. High mountains bordering lakes, dry steppes and cypress forests, giving an interesting mix of flora and fauna. In this area are many volcanoes and you occasionally pass a waterfall. In the afternoon you will return to Bariloche.

Calafate & FitzRoy Massif

Day 9 Barliloche, flight to Calafate
Day 10 Calafate - Chalten
Day 11 Chalten

The next day brings us to the plane Calafate. By bus we travel to the 136 mile distant village Chalten. The partially unpaved road leads over a plateau and along the way we have a chance to see ñandu's, the Argentine version of the ostrich.

From Chalten, at the foot of the impressive FitzRoy Massif beautiful hikes are possible in the area that offer good views of the FitzRoy Massif. For most, these s are quite challenging, four to five our hikes. Expect loose stones, and some paths may be impassable. Just outside the village a path leads you to the Laguna Torre. From here you have a beautiful view of the granite peaks of Cerro Torre. Another hike leads through the beautiful valley of the Chorillo del Salto to the green Laguna de los Tres. During this walk you will have beautiful views of the different peaks of the FitzRoy. After such a journey you are sure to get a great nights’ sleep.

Calafate and Perito Moreno

Day 12 Chalten - Calafate
Day 13 Calafate, visit Perito Moreno Glacier-

Back in Calafate you can visit the National Park Los Glaciares. In 1937, the government declared the area a national park and UNESCO in 1981 found it a worthy of the world heritage site roster. In this park are the largest and most impressive glaciers in the country. There are a whopping 50 glaciers within the park boundaries forming the largest compact ice mass on the mainland, after Antarctica.

The most spectacular is the world famous "Perito Moreno", an ice river half a mile wide and 200 ft high, which ends in a crystal clear lake. The glacier, “discovered” by in the late 19th century by the geologist Francisco Perito Moreno, is one of the few glaciers in the world that is still growing. This increase, caused by heavy snowfall at high altitudes, causes the glacier to slowly move forward. However, the ice walls can not withstand the increasing weight and regularly break off in a deafening crack, projecting huge pieces of ice outward. It is a spectacular sight! Near the glacier you can find various hiking trails and lookouts to observe the ice. However, keep to the paths, for your own safety and to avoid risking a hefty fine.

Torres del Paine
Day 14 Calafate - Torres del Paine
Day 15 Torres del Paine
Day 16 Torres del Paine - Calafate

We travel by bus to the national park Torres del Paine. This is the most famous park in Chilean Patagonia and its enormous variety of plant and animal species is described by UNESCO as the most beautiful park in the world. The glaciers, icebergs, waterfalls, turquoise lakes, rushing rivers and many towering snowy peaks, have given this area the nickname "Little Alaska.

In the 'refugio', we stay in a simple accommodation, where you can take some challenging walks in the park. The trails in the park are well marked so you can find your way easily. Along the way you will have beautiful views of beautifully colored lakes, surrounded by primeval forests and wide glaciers. You share the landscape with Nandus, Patagonian hares, foxes, rare cougar, the llama-like like guanacos, and various bird species, including the impressive condor.

Ushuaia

Day 17 Calafate, flight to Ushuaia
Day 18 Ushuaia, visit Tierra del Fuego
Day 19 Ushuaia

A domestic flight takes us to the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia. This windswept city on the Beagle Channel, surrounded by mountains with permanent snow-capped peaks and glaciers, is reminiscent of Scandinavia. In the center a board reminds you that you are about 1988 miles away from Buenos Aires. In the summer months many large cruise ships pass here on the way to Antarctica.

For a good view, walk up through the terraced streets on the outskirts of the city. The friendly wooden houses with corrugated iron roofs paint a lovely impression. In 1884, Ushuaia was an exile for criminals. Even until the mid-twentieth century, the prisoners were were held here under appalling conditions while serving their sentence. The notorious prison Presidio de Ushuaia is now open to the public and worth a visit. Also interesting is the museum Fin del Mundo, where you get a good picture of the history of Ushuaia and the former residents, the Yamana and Onasindianen.

The Portuguese explorer Magellan landed here in 1520, looking for a passage to India, through the narrow strait between Tierra del Fuego and the mainland. He called the area "Tierra de los Fuegos", (land of fire) due to the many Indians’ fires spotted from the sea. Ushuaia is an ideal base for exploring the rugged nature of Tierra del Fuego National Park and Tierra del Fuego.

We take the bus to the park, where various walks are possible with beautiful views of the Beagle Channel and its fjords where you can see large colonies of nesting seabirds. The next morning you can take a boat trip on the canal and / or to the seal colony on the island of Isla de Los Lobos.

Buenos Aires
Day 20 Flight Ushuaia - Buenos Aires
Day 21 Buenos Aires
Day 22 Buenos Aires
Day 23 Buenos Aires - Land program ends

From Ushuaia we fly back to Buenos Aires. The heart of the city is the Plaza del Congreso; a huge square with colossal statues and spouting fountains. A visit to the Plaza de Mayo is recommended. The plaze is known for the “Mothers of Plaza de Mayo” who protested their disappearnace of their children during the military dictatorship. To the east is the salmon colored federal government palace. Eva Peron, the Madonna of Argentina, addressed the people from a balcony of the Casa Rosada. Every two hours, there is the changing of the guard here.

The tomb of Evita at the Recoleta cemetery is worth a visit. In the port district of La Boca the brightly painted houses in the street El Caminito make beautiful pictures. After a stroll relax in one of the older grand cafes with their richly decorated interiors.

If you wish to arrange an excursion to the waterfalls of Iguacu, before or after your trip,  we can provide a three-day excursion for you to Iguacu. This package includes a return flight from Buenos Aires to Iguacu, 2 nights hotel accommodation in a 3 *** hotel Argentine side, transfers in / out of Iguacu and two visits to the falls on both the Brazilian and Argentine side accompanied by a guide. Please see the trip price page for the current price of this extension.

Dates and prices

Departure dates 2017

Land Begins Land Ends Price Availability  
Oct-12-17
Guaranteed leave
Nov-01-17$3,97016 seatsbook now >
Oct-23-17
Guaranteed leave
Nov-12-17$4,21512 seatsbook now >
Nov-02-17
Guaranteed leave
Nov-22-17$4,2151 seatsbook now >
Nov-16-17
Guaranteed leave
Dec-06-17$4,0956 seatsbook now >
Nov-30-17
Guaranteed leave
Dec-20-17$4,09518 seatsbook now >
Dec-14-17
Guaranteed leave
Jan-03-18$4,21517 seatsbook now >
Dec-21-17
Guaranteed leave
Jan-10-18$4,21520 seatsbook now >

Departure dates 2018

Land Begins Land Ends Price Availability  
Jan-11-18
Guaranteed leave
Jan-31-18$4,09520 seatsbook now >
Jan-25-18
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Feb-14-18$4,09520 seatsbook now >
Feb-15-18
Guaranteed leave
Mar-07-18$4,09520 seatsbook now >

Conditions "Guaranteed leave"

Price includes

Including in our Argentina and Chile tour package: land program beginning and ending at hotels, three domestic flights, security surcharge, fuel surcharge, transportation, hotel and hostel accommodation, excursions according to program, Dutch tour guide (speaks Dutch & English).

Price excludes

Excluding in our Argentina and Chile tour package: international flights from/to United States, meals, and optional excursions, entrance fees if not specifically named as included, visa(if applicable), exit taxes (if applicable), tips, personal expenses, travel insurance, airport transfers at arrival & departure.

Cost Overview

2016-2017

 
Single accommodations from $680     545
   
Extension hotel city #1 Buenos Aires
Double room (for 2)  $135
Single room $115
Extension hotel city #2 Ushuaia
Double room (for 2)  $130  
Single room $120
   
   
   
Estimated out-of-pocket, weekly $480 
   
Deposit due upon booking 25% of total due
   or $500 minimum
 Balance due:   60 days prior to departure. 

Oct 8, Oct 17, Oct 29, Nov 22, Dec 15  2016  and Feb 11 2017, the program is 1 day shorter. 

 

Practical information

Accommodations & Meals

Accommodations - During the Argentina and Chile tour we stay in hotels in rooms with private shower and toilet. During the stay in the national park Torres del Paine, we stay in a refugio, a mountain cabin with bunk beds in dormitories, where the room and bathroom is shared with several companions (up to 6 people per room). The simplicity of this refugio is more than compensated by the panoramic views it offers of the three "towers" of Torres del Paine.

Some examples of our usual hotels (subject to change)

Bariloche Hotel La Pastorella
Puerto Madryn Costanera Hotel
Buenos Aires Hotel Castelar
Ushuaia Aparthotel Tierra del Fuego
Torres del Paine  Refugio

 
Single room - Djoser is single friendly! If you are traveling solo, we will match you with a same-sex roommate. If we cannot match you, there will be no additional room charge. For a reasonable charge, you may request single accommodations, subject to availability. Just indicate this preference on your booking form. You will find pricing for single accommodations on "Dates & Prices" page.

Hotel extensions -
It is always great to be well rested when you begin a journey such as this. If you would like to book an extension hotel night upon arrival in the city where the land program begins, let us know on your booking form. You will find the prices for extension nights listed on the "Dates & Prices" page. Iguaçu Falls Extension - It is possible to extend your trip to Argentina with a visit to the Iguaçu Falls. This extension is always subject to availability.
Iguazu Falls is the border of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay and among the greatest natural wonders of Latin America and are perhaps the most beautiful waterfalls in the world. Over 270 waterfalls plunge downwards stretching over a width of more than two kilometers. This is a spectacle to behold from both the Brazilian and Argentinean side.
If you wish to book the package, the extended schedule is as follows:

Day 22  Buenos Aires - Puerto Iguazu
Day 23  Puerto Iguazu
Day 24  Puerto Iguazu - Buenos Aires
Day 25  Buenos Aires -

Please note : We are always dependent on the availability of flights. Therefore it is possible that you need to start a day earlier or later with your extension. Obviously, this will be discussed with you first.

Includes: return flight Buenos Aires - Puerto Iguazu, 2 nights hotel accommodation in a 3 *** hotel in Puerto Iguazu, 1 night in a 3 *** Buenos Aires hotel, transfers in / out and two visits to the Iguazú waterfalls on both Brazilian and Argentinean side.
Exclusive: entrance fees, transfers to / from Buenos Aires.
If you wish to extend your trip with a visit to the falls, you can request this extension package by sending an e-mail within one week to Luke@djoserusa.com

Meals -
On the Argentina and Chile tour, the breakfast is included in the price except in Torres del Paine and Chalten. For other meals you can decide where and what to eat. The tour guide can often give you tips for a good restaurant or a nice cafe. In Argentina meat is the most important part of the meal. However, there are a few vegetarian restaurants. The menus are similar to those in Europe, but you often see local dishes. Casuelo the cabrito in Patagonia is a goat stew, sopa is a native patty corn, eggs and cheese. Breakfast consists of toast and croissants. For lunch, you have many options, from sandwich and salads to hot meals.Dinner is the main meal, but is only served after nine o’clock. Argentines drink coffee throughout the day.

Flights & Transportation

Booking your international flight - We provide the land package and transportation within the program as described. We do not arrange international flights from or to the United States or Canada. The land program will begin approximately two hours after the arrival of the Netherlands (NL) participants who will be arrive from Amsterdam. The land program will end about 4 hours prior to their scheduled departure time, which allows for time to get to the airport. The proposed flights for the Dutch participants and the land beginning and end times are listed in this section. They are subject to change based on flight delays or changes. We will keep you posted of any flight changes that we are aware of prior to the trip. When scheduling your flights, keep the following times in mind:

Dutch participants' proposed flights: (subject to change)
Airline: KLM
NL participants arrive: Buenos Aires 7:05 AM
NL participants depart: Buenos Aires 4:55 PM

Before you book your flight - To avoid flight change or cancellation costs get email confirmation from our office that the trip has enough participants to be a “GO”.

Verify the spelling of your name-within 24 hours - When you book your flights, double check your flight records to confirm that your name is spelled on your ticket exactly as it appears on your passport. Some companies (for example, ORBITZ) will only allow a 24 hour window to correct any errors without penalty. You may incur heavy fees for changes, forfeiture of your flight ticket, or even worse, you could be denied entry to a border upon arrival.

Send us a copy of your flight itinerary - We will forward to the tour leader so they will know when to expect you at the hotel and when you will be departing.

Keep in mind hotel extensions - If the Dutch travelers arrive early in the morning, we recommend that you arrange to fly in the day or night before so you will be meet the group. Some trips involve an immediate transfer from airport to the next town so make sure you will arrive before the others so you don’t miss the first meeting or transfer to the next location. We can arrange an extension hotel night for you. Prices for hotel extensions can be found in the "Dates & Prices" section

If the Dutch participants arrive in the late evening - Should they arrive very late in the evening, the group will have their first meeting in the morning in the hotel lobby. You can check in earlier and relax or explore on your own.

Airport transfer to/from hotel – not Included - If you will be arriving and or departing on the same flight as the Dutch travelers let us know. Then you can join them on the bus for the group transfer at no additional charge. Notify us in advance so we can alert the tour leader. If you schedule your flight at the same time as theirs, or later, you can join them on the group transfer to the airport at no additional charge. Otherwise, you can take an authorized taxi to the first hotel on the list we have provided for you. Private airport transfers can be very costly . If your flight is delayed, they are difficult to reschedule or cancel. With a taxi, you are not charged for waiting time or cancellations.

Useful Links for booking your flights
Orbitz.com
Expedia.com
Kaykak.com

Local transportation -  For land transport, we use private buses so we can stop along the way if necessary. The quality of the bus is similar to that of European buses. Three large distances are covered by plane. We cover the long distance from Buenos Aires to Puerto Madryn with a comfortable night bus which could compare more closely with the comforts of traveling on rather than by typical U.S. bus transport.

Money Matters

A summary of all trip costs can be found on our "Dates & Prices" page. Prices may fluctuate throughout the year depending on currency exchange, gas costs, etc.

Included in price of our Argentina and Chile tour package

  • Land package (begins & ends at hotel)
  • Tour leader (logistics coordinator, not a lecturer), speaks Dutch & English
  • Three domestic flights (excluding airport tax, approximately $13)
  • Tour guide (speaks Dutch and English)
  • Transport by bus
  • Hotel and hostel accommodation with breakfast
  • Tour Perito Morneno glacier
  • Visit Tierra del Fuego National Park
  • Excursions according to program
     

When you book a trip

  • Deposit of 20% of the minimum land price due upon booking. See Prices & Dates page for deposit amount. 
  • Payments by charge card or check are accepted
  • Balance is due 60 days prior to departure date


While you are traveling

Local Currency: Argentina - Peso
Chile - Chilean Peso
ATM Machines: Widely available in larger cities. Low limit on maximum withdrawals
Cash accepted:  Dollars sometimes accepted. Cheaper to exchange money locally rather than withdrawing from ATM
Credit Cards: Accepted most places


Tipping - 
It is customary to tip for services rendered. The tour leader will organize a tip jar at the beginning of the trip, from which tips to drivers, guides, hotel staff are paid. Depending on the size of the group, each participant will be asked to contribute $40 to $50. This does not include a tip for your tour leader. Tipping the tour leader is appreciated and the amount up to your discretion.

** You will find a list of all trip costs in the "Dates & Prices" section, including your estimated out of pocket costs.

Excursions

Freedom and choice are important elements of a Djoser trip. In addition to scheduled group activities, wherever possible, you may decide which attractions you wish to visit, and with whom. Unless otherwise indicated, entrance fees are not included in the price, so you have the freedom to make your own choices. One person may prefer to stroll through the market in search of bargains, while someone else may want to relax by the pool, go to a museum, or take a bike ride. Join the guide or break off with others in the group to explore on foot or with the local transport. Some attractions should not be missed, or they are not easily accessible, or are en route to our next overnight location and are therefore built into the program. In the "Dates & Prices" section you will find the estimated out-of-pocket, weekly expenses that have calculated in typical entry fees in addition to meals and other costs.

Travel Documents

When you book a trip we will provide you with more details about necessary documents. Passports should be current and valid for at least 6 months beyond your departure date. If a visa is required, you may need extra pages in your passport for your stamps. Check all visa requirements carefully and leave yourself plenty of time to send and receive documents before your trip.

Travel documents needed
Argentina tourist visa needed – NO  Consulate link 
Chile tourist visa needed – NO  Consulate link 

Visa expeditor - If you are anxious about the visa process, or if you are short of time, you can pay an additional fee for an expediting service. They will look over your paperwork and should be able to guaranty a swift return of your visa or passport. We can recommend TRAVISA. 

Health Issues & Insurance

Health - Check for the Center for Disease Control – Travelers information for recommendations. Keep in mind that they may recommend an inoculation or medication such as malaria pills, which may be necessary for one specific part of a country but not another, or for a particular season. Shots are expensive. Make sure to get only what is needed. We recommend asking your doctor for a prescription to combat a more serious intestinal disorder.

When you book a trip we will provide you with information regarding the usual recommendations for the region we will visit. You will be responsible to check with your travel clinic or physician to review your plans and to find out the most up-to-date recommendations and needs for your particular situation. Plan to get your inoculations four to six weeks in advance of your trip. Some offices may need to preorder the medicines so call in advance.It is wise to pay careful attention to what you eat. Also, we recommend you bring medicines such as pain-killer and for remedy for intestinal disorders (such as IMMODIUM). Bring a small first aid kit. Tweezers, band-aids, antiseptic cream, insect repellent , salt rehydration tablets. The tour leader will have a first aid kit.

Climate and altitude changes can sometimes cause illness. Be sure to drink plenty of water. Bottled water is readily available. Excessive alcohol intake contributes to dehydration and makes you more vulnerable to illness. Make sure that you get plenty of rest and enough food and drink during the trip.

Most people are recommended to get

  • Routine vaccines, Hepatitis A, Typhoid

The sanitary conditions in Chile and Argentina are similar to those at home. Obviously, it is useful to take a remedy against intestinal disorders and a saline solution against dehydration can come in handy.  

Insurance - For piece of mind, we recommend that you procure travel insurance. In the event of an illness or injury, an emergency evacuation can be incredibly expensive and you would want access to the best possible facility. Also, lost baggage or missed flights can mean added expenses, Even events at home may prevent you from taking a trip, such as a lost job or ailing family member. It is important to get travel insurance immediately after booking. Most companies have a brief window (within 10 days of booking) for coverage for a preexisting condition. You will be asked to provide us with travel insurance contact information before your departure.

You are free to choose your own provider. Over the years, we have recommended TRAVELEX. They offer a variety of plans and most importantly, they are responsive. Should you choose to go with TRAVELEX, you will contact them directly and the cost of your coverage will depend on the plan you choose. The cost will be based over the total cost of your trip and flights, and the amount is also subject to your age. Ask about the TRAVEL PLUS plan and the more economical TRAVEL LITE plan. * Arrange for insurance immediately after booking your trip so that you are covered for any pre-existing situation. TRAVELEX 1-800-228-9792

Group Composition

Djoser travelers are active, enthusiastic travelers of all ages. Join an international group with travelers from the Netherlands, Belgium and North America, who will be the minority group on these trips. Most of our trips range from a minimum of eight participants to a maximum of 20 or 22. You will find couple and singles on our trips. Feel free to call us if you wish to know the demographic make-up of a particular trips (number of singles and age range).

Minimum group size: 8 
Maximum group size: 20


What to expect when traveling with an international group -  
Djoser, Inc. (the United States office) has been an Argentina and Chile tour operator for over 10 years. Djoser, B.V. (the Netherlands office) has been an Argentina and Chile tour operator for over 25 years. So together we bring vast experience. Most of our trips are arranged in cooperation with Djoser, B.V. in the Netherlands. Because they cater to the voracious travel appetites of the Dutch, we can offer a vast number of programs around the world with hard-to-find itineraries, with numerous departure dates.

On our Argentina and Chile group tour, you will travel with an international group, with most participants from Holland and Belgium. The international make-up of our groups is the attraction for many regular Djoser travelers and adds another cultural element to the trip. Typically, there are only one to five North Americans per group. You will find that almost all of your fellow travelers have an excellent command of English and most are very willing to socialize. It’s a great idea to extend an invitation to a few travel mates for coffee or a drink early in the trip. They will appreciate your effort and this is a great way to break the ice. It will be easier for them to test out their English skills in a quiet, one-on-one setting. Group members tend to warm up to one another in a day or two. As with every tour group, compatibility has most to do with individual personalities.

The Dutch are experienced and hearty travelers. We attract travelers of all ages and we enjoy the mix! You will find our participants welcome opportunities for independent explorations in addition to group activities. No matter their age, Djoser travelers expect, and are up to lots of walking, hiking, biking, or whatever comes our way. The Dutch and Belgian travelers will fly as a group from Amsterdam. You will meet the group and tour leader at the hotel where you will begin the land program with the group.

Tour Leaders & Support Staff

Our trips are guided by an experienced Dutch guide who speaks Dutch and English. He or she will be responsible for the organizational and technical aspects of the trip. He/she coordinates with the driver, hotels, and other vendors along the way. The tour leader has extensive travel experience and expertise as well as a comprehensive training.

Our experienced land representatives are situated in the destination country you will visit. We work closely with them and they function as the liaison between our office, the guide, drivers and hotels. They are also available in the case of an emergency and their number will be provided on your emergency contact list.

Climate & Geography

Our trips are organized with weather conditions in mind. On our website, we will provide you with a weather summary of the region: Check temperature and rainfall for specific cities on your trip, during your month of travel at worldweather.org

The Argentine landscapes reveal great contrasts. From towering Andes, reaching to almost 23,000 feet, to the desolate desert plains of Patagonia. On the pampas pleasant temperatures prevail in the summer, and temperatures fall as you travel further south. Also, the altitudes at which we sometimes travel will bring low temperatures. On the Chilean coast the landscape resembles the Norwegian fjord coast. In the southern parts it rains often throughout the year. In these countries, both in the southern hemisphere, the seasons are opposite to our. In our winter it is their summer. Our winter months are therefore the best time to travel in this region. Even in this period it is in some places in Argentina and Chile cooled by the winds especially in Patagonia. It is colder at night in these months in the mountainous areas and can drop to freezing temperatures. It is highly advisable to take good insulating clothing and a warm winter coat.

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* Call us with your charge card information.  Your place will be reserved upon receipt of funds for required deposit.

* Refer to the Prices & Dates page for an overview of your total costs & deposit 


* Download the Booking Form with Terms and Conditions

* Fax for with signatures for all participants 18 and over to  484-595-9140 . Or scan to us at luke@djoserusa.com

* Or mail Djoser, Inc., 154 Woodgate Lane, Paoli, PA 19301 - Attn: Luke Neal


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Highlights

  • Three time-saving domestic flights
  • Accommodation with breakfast
  • Private bus available (except night bus)
  • Visit Perito Moreno Glacier NP and Tiera del Fuego included
  • Guide services
  • International group of all ages

Our Argentina & Chile Tours