Wildness of Patagonia and three capitals

Patagonia for school groups

You will visit  Argentina, Chile and Uruguay.

Cost:

10 days start from $2995
12 days start from $3295
(all inclusive)

Add airfare: $695-$995

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Patagonia is great for learning about

Ecology
Nature mountains, glaciers, rare plants
Animals 
Marine life 
Arctics
Climate
Spanish language
Trekking and surviving in the wilderness
Geography
And much more

Patagonia Itinerary

This is an example of the Patagonia itinerary.

Remember: We are very happy to customize this itinerary to accommodate your group specific interests. We can make it longer or shorter and adjust the cost to fit different budgets.

Day 1
Santiago

Morning        Arrivals. We suggest booking an overnight flight that arrives late morning or arrive a day earlier and we will be happy to book you and additional night in the hotel.

Afternoon     City tour, view of Santiago from the tallest building. Welcome dinner

Meals included: dinner

Day 2
Punta Arenas

Morning        Short tour to historic part of Santiago – if times allows

Afternoon     Flight to Punta Arenas (3.5 hours). Visit to Zona Franca , a large tax-free shopping zone on the outskirts of Punta Arenas to get snacks for hiking trails. 

Meals included: breakfast, dinner

Day 3
Isla Magdalena and Magellan traits

Morning        We start early in the morning as the boat leaves at 6:30 AM. With a cup of hot chocolate or aromatic coffee served on board we sail through the Strait of Mangellan to Magdalena and Marta Islands and observe abundant marine life: the Magellanic penguins on Magdalena Island, the Patagonian sea lions, cormorants, dolphins, and whales and other species of marine life on Marta Island

Afternoon     Drive to Puerto Natales will be our base for the hikes in Torres del Paine

Meals included: breakfast, dinner

Day 4
Torres del Paine

Day 5
Torres del Paine

Day 6
El Calafate

Day 7
Perito Moreno Glacier

Day 8
El Chaltén

Day 9
Buenos Aires

Day 10 
Buenos Aires

Departures or extension to Uruguay

Day 11 
Montevideo (Uruguay)

Day 12
Montevideo

Departures

Tour Operator

info@colibritraveltours.com

Sylvia  +1 617-301-1237 

Emergency Telephone Numbers

Argentina – Country Code +54 | Police 101 | American Embassy: (+54) 11 5777-4533 Address: Av. Colombia 4300, C1425 GMN, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Chile – Country Code +56 | Police 133 | American Embassy: (+56) 2 2330 3000 Address: Av. Andrés Bello 2800, Las Condes, Región Metropolitana, Chile

Uruguay – Country Code +598 | Police 911 | American Embassy: (+598) 2517 0260 Address: Dr. Lauro Müller 1776, 11200 Montevideo, Departamento de Montevideo, Uruguay

Accommodation

Our hotels and casas are centrally located and we usually place 2 students per room. Teachers are placed in single rooms. We offer discounted or complimentary spots for parents and chaperons.

Air condition

Towels and soap

Hair Dryer

Safe

Example from past accommodations

Inclusions

What’s included?

What’s not included

Why teachers and students love our educational trips

Low cost

Our prices include everything listed on itinerary, all meals etc.

Rich itinerary

Designed to create more travel experiences customers love.

Centrally located hotels

We stay in 3-4 stars hotels, mostly 2 students per room

Scholarships for students

We offer full or partial scholarships for the students with financial need.

Interaction with locals

Joint activities or dinner discussions with local students, teachers, artists, entrepreneurs.

Teachers and parents travel

Teacher travel for free and parents/chaperons receive 200-300 USD discount.

Essential Travel Information

for tours to Patagonia
visa requirements, health, currency and more

Important notice:  PERITO MORENO GLACIER MINI TREK: The maximum age limit for the optional Perito Moreno Glacier is 65 years old. 

LONG TRAVEL DAYS: This trip includes a few long travel days. See the itinerary.

WEATHER: The weather in Patagonia in unpredictable. While Colibri Travel & Tours to Patagonia only run during the warmer months, temperatures can fluctuate 35 to 85 F within a day. Please make sure to bring clothing than can be layered.

On our Patagonia trips it is best to take a backpack rather than a standard suitcase.

We recommend that you exercise regularly and do a few local hikes before this trip.


▹ Visa requirements for tours to Patagonia

There are no special visa requirements for US citizens entering Argentina, Chile and Uruguay for less than 90 days. Please make sure your passport is valid for at least another 6 months and has empty pages.


▹ Health, Vaccinations

✔︎ All travelers need to be in good physical health in order to participate fully on this trip. When selecting your trip please make sure you have read through the itinerary carefully and assess your ability to manage and enjoy our style of travel. Please note that if in the opinion of our group leader or local guide any traveller is unable to complete the itinerary without undue risk to themselves and/or the rest of the group, we reserve the right to exclude them from all or part of a trip without refund. You should be able to walk at least 2-3 miles a day and be able to climb at least two sets of stairs.
✔︎ You should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information or for any necessary vaccinations before departure.
✔︎ There are no major health risks associated with traveling to Argentina, Chile and Uruguay.
✔︎ At least 30 days prior to departure, check with your doctor or healthcare provider or visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website at cdc.gov.
✔︎ If you have medication that you take daily, be sure you have enough for each day of the tour and any possible delays ( we recommend additional 1-2 weeks of supply).
✔︎ If you tend to get motion sickness please travel with appropriate medication. If you have a sensitive stomach consider bringing imodium as well.

Health Insurance: international health insurance, evacuation or cancelation insurance are not included. We recommend purchasing those before the trip. See the insurance box on the sidebar of this page.


▹ Electricity

Argentina, Chile and Uruguay operate on 220 volts and uses Types C or I plugs with two round pins or three flat pins, respectively.


▹ Connectivity, Internet

✔︎ The Internet is available in all hotels although speed may vary.
✔︎ Please consult your phone plan provider for phone call and text messages, international charges and plans.


▹ Time zones

✔︎ Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay are 2 hours ahead Eastern Time (ET).
✔︎ 12pm in New York is 2pm the same days in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay.


▹ Currency, cash, credit cards

✔︎ The currency in Chile is Chilean peso, in Argentina is Argentine peso and in Uruguay is Uruguayan peso.
✔︎ Better rates of exchange are usually available overseas.
✔︎ ATMs are  available in all major towns and cities and credit cards are generally available in tourist shops and restaurants. Visa and MasterCard are better than American Express, Diners.  Smaller venues accept cash only


▹ Baggage allowance

✔︎ Our travelers are limited to one checked bag and one carry-on bag per person due to storage limitations on motor coaches and other transfers, which may include train connections or flights. Additional baggage can be a subject of extra fees. Contact your airline for baggage size and weight restrictions for your flights.
✔︎ We recommend that you make sure you label your baggage and keep valuables, medication, and documents and a set of clothes, pijamas and cosmetics (travel size) in your carry-on bag in case of baggage delays. ber of your first hotel printed out.

 

▹ Tipping

✔︎ It’s customary to offer your guide and driver a gratuity in local currency. Please keep current exchange rates in mind.
✔︎ We recommend tipping the equivalent of $10 per day per person and giving the tips to tour leaders to distribute between drivers, guides etc.
✔︎ Tips can only be paid in cash.

 

▹ Itinerary

Our itineraries are updated regularly throughout the year based on customer feedback and to reflect the current situation in each destination. The information included in this Essential Trip Information may therefore differ from when you first booked your trip. It is important that you review this information prior to travel so that you have the latest updates. Due to weather, local conditions, transport schedules, public holidays, or other factors, further changes may be necessary to your itinerary once in-country. The order and timing of included activities in each location may also vary seasonally to ensure our travelers have the best experience. Your tour leader will keep you up to date with any such changes once on tour.

 

We LOVE to talk about travel. If you have any questions please give us a call: 617 301 1237 or email us: info@colibritraveltours.com.

We are always happy to talk to our travelers and answer the questions!

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Cost:

10 days start from $2995
12 days start from $3295
(all inclusive)

Add airfare: $695-$995

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