Beautiful Lake Pehoé in Torres del Paine National Park, Chile.
Torres del Paine National Park, in Chile’s Patagonia region.
Unique wildlife like this guanaco can be seen in  Torres del Paine NP, Chile.
The Perito Moreno Glacier is one of the most popular attractions in the Argentine Patagonia.
Santiago, Chile.
Neptune fountain at Terrace of Santa Lucia Hill in Santiago, Chile
Optional Tour: Bike & Wine in the Casablanca Valley near Santiago, Chile.
Puerto Natales, Chile.
Puerto Natales, Chile.
Pumas are the largest predators in Patagonia.
Chilean flamingos (Phoenicopterus chilensis) are regular inhabitants of numerous lakes in Patagonia.
Guanacos are wild South American camelids found in Patagonia.
Darwin's rhea lives in areas of open scrub in the grasslands of Patagonia and the Andean Plateau.
Torres del Paine National Park, Chile.
Stop at Salto Grande waterfall, the largest waterfall in the Torres del Paine, Chile.
Pehoé Lake in Torres del Paine National Park, Chile.
Optional tour: Trek to Las Torres Base in Torres del Paine NP, Chile.
Cross the Boca del Diablo (pictured) to the Upsala Canal and navigate between large icebergs.
Calafate village, Argentina.
El Calafate is a town near the edge of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field in Argentina.
Argentino Lake, Patagonia, Argentina.
Argentina's Perito Moreno Glacier has an ever-shifting icy landscape.
Perito Moreno is one of the most-visited glaciers in the world.
Perito Moreno Glacier in the Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina.
Argentina's Perito Moreno Glacier is over 30 km in length and 5 km wide at the face.
Optional activity: El Chaltén is an ideal place for some extra self-guided trekking.
Optional activity: El Chaltén, at the foot of the mythical Mount Fitz Roy, Argentina.
The Obelisk in Republic Square, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Picturesque Caminito Neighbourhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
In Buenos Aires, attend a fantastic tango dinner and show.
Buenos Aires, Argentina.
See the lost Inca city of Machu Picchu in Peru. (extension only)
Lima, Peru.
Aguas Calientes (Cusco Town), Peru.
Andean life in Peru.
Sacred Valley, Peru.
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Glaciers of Patagonia

Operated by TripADeal
Argentina & Chile
Admire dramatic lakes, mountains & ancient glaciers on a small group adventure
Visit Buenos Aires, Santiago, Torres del Paine NP, Perito Moreno Glacier & more
Date: 11 Mar 2025
Earn & Use Qantas Points
Return international full-service international flights
2 domestic flights
12 nights of 3 & 4-star accommodation
Enjoy 18 meals, including a 3-course dinner plus tango show & more
Overview
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Overview

Striking mountains, bright blue icebergs breaking off from glaciers and golden grasslands (pampas) that are home to unique wildlife make Patagonia a special place to visit: travel to the end of the world to experience a destination that is unfamiliar, unparalleled and exceptional.

Start your trip in Santiago. The capital of Chile is nestled next to the Andes Mountains and offers old-fashioned neighbourhoods where Spanish Colonial influences mix with indigenous flavours, boasting unique flavours and welcoming culture.

Fly into quaint Puerto Natales, the hub for those exploring the famed Torres del Paine National Park, in Chile’s Patagonia region. Some of its most iconic sites are the three granite towers from which the park takes its name and the horn-shaped peaks called Cuernos del Paine. You may see condors, rheas, pumas, guanacos, red foxes and other Patagonian wildlife. Next head to Argentina by land to El Calafate village, home to the massive Perito Moreno Glacier, whose ever-shifting icy landscape is one of the most visited glaciers in the world. Standing before its 70-m high electric blue face and watching 100-tonne blocks of ice crumble and crash into the waters below is humbling. The Perito Moreno Glacier is more than 30 km long and 5 km wide at the face. From Perito Moreno, cross the Boca del Diablo to the Upsala Canal and navigate between large icebergs that emerge from the front of the Upsala Glacier.

For those looking for a more exhilarating experience, optional tours will add to the adventure: from a safari boat in Argentino Lake, a Nativo Experience in lakes and caves near El Calafate, or choose to add a trek to the Las Torres Base viewpoint to a day tour to explore El Chalten, this package offers opportunities for everyone to tailor their time in Patagonia.

From El Calafate, fly to Buenos Aires for a half-day city tour and an Argentine Experience involving wine, steak, empanadas, sweets, and Mate tea. Enjoy a tango dinner and show and spend time getting to know this fantastic city before flying back home.

Want more? Add a 7-day extension and discover the best of the Inca empire with time in Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, with day trekking available for those wanting to elevate their Inca adventure. Also, expand your stay in South America by taking up Arrive Early or Stay Behind packages.

Tour Inclusions

ITINERARY 1 - PATAGONIA ADVENTURE

HIGHLIGHTS


  • Travel through the unique landscapes of Patagonia on a small group tour
  • Marvel at the beauty of azure-coloured lakes and mountainous glaciers
  • Immerse yourself in the cultural and avant-garde city of Santiago, Chile
  • Sample traditional Chilean food and quintessential pisco on a Santiago city tour
  • Explore the trails in the iconic Torres del Paine National Park
  • Spend 3 nights in the port city of Puerto Natales, the gateway to Torres del Paine NP
  • Be amazed by the massive Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the most visited glaciers in the world
  • Experience the thunderous rupture of ice falling from glaciers
  • Uncover the magic and beauty of Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Spend 3 nights in El Calafate, the gateway to Los Glaciares National Park
  • Witness the wildlife including flamingos, guanacos, pumas, rheas and condors
  • Visit Lake Argentino, a UNESCO World Heritage site and Argentina's largest freshwater lake
  • Admire the Salto Grande Waterfall, the largest in the Torres del Paine National Park
  • Enjoy leisure days in Santiago, Puerto Natales & El Calafate to soak in the rich history or pick from one of the optional tours/activities


FLIGHTS

  • Return international full-service flights (economy class), departure city surcharges may apply
  • 2 internal domestic flights (economy class) from Santiago, Chile to Puerto Natales, Chile and El Calafate, Argentina to Buenos Aires, Argentina


ACCOMMODATION

  • 12 nights of 3-4-star accommodation


DINING

  • Enjoy 18 meals including daily breakfast & 3-course dinner and a tango show
  • Plus an unforgettable Argentine Experience empanada and alfajor cooking class


ESSENTIALS

  • English speaking tour guides
  • National park fees
  • Airline taxes and surcharges


TRANSPORT

  • Transportation by private air-conditioned vehicles


TRANSFERS

  • Return airport transfers


UPGRADES AVAILABLE

  • Arrive Early: Arrive up to 30 days before your tour starts. (Does not include hotel accommodation, meals or transfers)
  • Stay Behind: Return up to 30 days after your tour concludes. (Does not include hotel accommodation, meals or transfers)
  • Optional Tours: Optional experiences and tours are available to add to your itinerary. (See checkout for details)
  • Flight Upgrades: Upgrade to Business Class. (See checkout for details)

Please note: Extra charges may apply. See the Important Info section and checkout cart for fees and details.

ITINERARY 2 - MACHU PICCHU EXTENSION

HIGHLIGHTS

All the highlights from the Standard itinerary, plus:

  • Discover the best of the Incan empire with time in Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu
  • Choose your itinerary on Day 16, Inca Trail Day Trek or Pisac Market & Ruins tour
  • Enjoy a guided tour through the former capital of the Great Inca Empire, Cusco
  • Visit the mist-shrouded ruins of Machu Picchu
  • Marvel at the 3000+ salt pools carved into the mountainside in Maras
  • Explore the amphitheatre-like agricultural terraces overlooking the Sacred Valley in Moray
  • Visit the ruins in Ollantaytambo, the royal estate of the Inca emperor Pachacuti
  • See the sacred precinct, Temple of the Sun, where the Incas gave offerings
  • Discover the Incas irrigation system, through an intricate network of canals


FLIGHTS

  • Return international full-service flights (economy class), departure city surcharges may apply
  • 4 x internal flights (economy class):

- Santiago, Chile to Puerto Natales, Chile

- El Calafate, Argentina to Buenos Aires, Argentina

- Buenos Aires, Argentina to Lima, Peru

- Lima, Peru to Cusco, Peru



ACCOMMODATION

  • 19 nights of 3-4-star accommodation


DINING

  • Enjoy 26 meals, including daily breakfast plus an unforgettable Argentine Experience empanada and “alfajor” cooking class


ESSENTIALS

  • English speaking tour guides
  • National Park fees
  • Airline taxes and surcharges
  • Train & bus tickets included


TRANSPORT

  • Transportation by private air-conditioned vehicles


TRANSFERS

  • Return airport transfers
Itinerary 1
PATAGONIA ADVENTURE
Day 1 Australia (or New Zealand) to Santiago de Chile

Today you’ll depart from Australia (or New Zealand) for Santiago de Chile. Bienvenido (welcome) to Chile! Upon arrival in Santiago, you’ll meet your tour representative and be transferred to the hotel.

Santiago is the capital and largest city of Chile. The city combines colonial and European architecture with a distinctive style that invites thousands of visitors to explore its streets full of museums, stores, and world-class restaurants. Santiago is one of the most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities in Latin America.

Please note: Due to flight scheduling and availability, some departures may occur on day 0. Affected customers must be at the airport the night before. Flight times will be indicated on your final documentation which you will receive 4-6 weeks prior to departure.

Overnight: Pullman Santiago El Bosque Hotel or similar

Meals included: In-Flight

Day 2 Santiago de Chile - City Tour & Tasting

This morning, after breakfast, embark on a tour of Santiago, discovering the city's past and present. Heading to one of the city’s most famous landmarks, San Cristobal Hill by cable car, you will be rewarded with panoramic views of the city. From here, you’ll be able to distinguish the different areas and character of its neighbourhoods. Afterwards, venture to the core of the city, visiting the historical district, once the site of indigenous ancestors to Spanish conquerors and now a bustling centre.

Then it’s onto Santiago’s most historic and traditional neighbourhood, Yungay, often described as one of the most attractive neighbourhoods in the world, with its preserved architecture of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. We’ll also explore the neighbourhood of Lastarria, which is fast becoming one of Santiago’s trendiest neighbourhoods with top restaurants, bars, cafes, boutiques and parks. During this tour you will have the opportunity to sample traditional Chilean food and drinks along the way, including the quintessential spirit - pisco. Salud! (Cheers!)

Overnight: Pullman Santiago El Bosque Hotel or similar

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch

Day 3 Santiago de Chile - Day at Leisure

Today you’ll have the day at leisure to explore this vibrant city, alternatively you can choose to participate in an optional tour.


Optional Tour: Colchagua Wine Tour - $505 AUD per person

This morning, after breakfast, head towards the Colchagua Valley, set in the heart of the central valley and an icon of wine production in Chile. You will visit two vineyards within the Santa Cruz region and enjoy a cable car ride, tasting various wines and learning about the pre-Hispanic culture in Chile.



Tour Includes: Transfer to/from Casablanca Valley to Santiago, bikes, helmet, mineral water, wine tasting at 2 wineries, lunch & bilingual guide.

Overnight: Pullman Santiago El Bosque Hotel or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4 Santiago de Chile to Puerto Natales

Today, at the appropriate time, you will be transferred to the airport in preparation for your flight to Puerto Natales. Once arrived in Puerto Natales you will be met by a tour representative and transferred to the hotel where you will enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Puerto Natales is a city in Chilean Patagonia, located 247 kilometres northwest of Punta Arenas and the primary transit point for travellers heading to Torres del Paine National Park. Originally it was inhabited by the Kawésqar and the Tehuelche tribes, followed by European settlements and later by Chilean people, all attracted by the sheep farming industry. Nowadays it is an important tourism hub and known for its world-class gastronomy.

Overnight: Vendaval Hotel or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5 Torres del Paine National Park

Tour duration: 10 hours

Walking distance: Approx. 300 metres in total (most of the walking of this tour is done at Grey Lake sector)

Walking difficulty: Low


This morning set off on a full-day tour to discover Milodón Cave and the Torres del Paine National Park. First visit Cueva del Milodón, the monument is situated along the flanks of Cerro Benitez. It comprises several caves and a rock formation called Silla del Diablo (Devil's Chair). The monument includes a cave which is notable for the discovery in 1895 of skin, bones and other parts of a ground sloth called Mylodon darwinii, from which the cave takes its name.

Continuing on the Torres del Paine through the Laguna Amarga section, on route you can observe the beautiful landscape featuring lagoons and mountain ranges including the Nordenskjold and Pehoé Lakes. Keep an eye out for guanacos, which is a non-domesticated alpaca, and rheas which is similar to an African ostrich and are native to the area. Stop at Salto Grande waterfall, the largest waterfall in the Torres del Paine, before continuing to the Pehoé section for a buffet lunch, consisting of soup, salad, main course, dessert and natural juice. After lunch the tour continues towards the Grey Glacier sector, where there will be a stop of approximately 45 minutes to enjoy some soft trekking between a Lenga forest and getting to see some icebergs over the Grey Lake. On the return trip, leave the park through Laguna Amarga or Serrano sector. Red foxes and condors usually accompany the beautiful panoramic views of the Paine massif. Arrival back in Puerto Natales is expected around 19:00.


Alternative Activity: Full Day Trekking to Las Torres Base - AUD $150 per person

Tour duration: 13 hours

Departure / Return time: 06.30 / 20:00

Hiking distance: 19 km over 7-8 hours Round Trip - Elevation: 950 m

Difficulty: Medium-High

Equipment provided: Hiking poles included


Recommended to wear/ bring: lightweight warm clothing (recommended wearing in layers), good trekking boots, hat, sunscreen, lip balm, sunglasses, a little backpack for personal items and a bottle of water (to be refilled en route with spring water).

Restrictions: Unfortunately this activity is not suitable for people who are pregnant, under 14 years old, have respiratory or circulatory problems, knee conditions or spine conditions or ailments.

Torres del Paine National Park, in Chilean Patagonia, is known for its spectacular hiking trails, but the most iconic hike is to Mirador las Torres, a lookout at the base of the park’s three distinctive granite peaks. Known as Torres del Paine, or the “blue towers'', these rocky peaks overlook a dazzling turquoise lake nestled in a mountainous valley. Leave Puerto Natales and head north towards the Torres del Paine National Park. There is a 2-hour trip to reach the starting point of the hike, on the way keep a look out for guanacos, grey foxes, rheas, flamingos and condors. First, your guide will give a short presentation, and then you will begin with a gentle trek on the trail that will take you to an old bridge that crosses the Asencio River. Walking through dense beech forests, stop to admire various waterfalls and hanging glaciers. After about 3 hours, start to ascend a steep moraine towards the highest observation point at 900 m above sea level. Here you will be rewarded with a close-up view of massive granite towers (2,850m high) and the milky-green lake at the base. This is a truly memorable sight, well worth the hike and this unforgettable moment will last many years in the future. Here enjoy a boxed lunch and rest before returning on the same trail until reaching the starting point.

*Reaching the tower's base lookout point depends on the physical conditions of the participants and current weather conditions. No refunds will be given in the event that a participant is not able to reach the lookout point due to the aforementioned reasons.

*The end time of this activity could be modified due to weather conditions.

Overnight: Vendaval Hotel or similar

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch

Day 6 Puerto Natales - Day at Leisure

Today you can take the opportunity to rest up and discover Puerto Natales and its surrounds or alternatively you can choose an optional tour.


Optional Tour: Sailing Balmaceda & Serrano Glaciers - AUD $495 per person

Total duration: 10-12 hours

Available from 1 September to 30 April

In the morning, you will be transferred from the hotel to the pier in Puerto Bories, where you will board the boat and set sail toward the Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers. On the journey you’ll witness beautiful mountains, waterfalls, ranches and Patagonian bird life. Passing by the Balmaceda glacier and stopping at a small pier to begin a gentle hike through the lush forest of Coigües and Ñirres to the foot of the Serrano glacier. Afterwards, board the boat in preparation for the return trip to Puerto Natales. On the way you will enjoy a whisky aperitif with ancient glacier ice before stopping at Perales Tourist farm for lunch. Here enjoy a traditional style lunch of grilled lamb with boiled potatoes (includes also grilled chicken), a glass of wine or soft drink, salad and dessert (vegetarian option available). Afterwards, continue sailing to Puerto Bories where you will disembark and be transferred back to the hotel.

Overnight: Vendaval Hotel or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 Puerto Natales, Chile to El Calafate, Argentina

Today, drive to El Calafate (approx 5 hours). El Calafate is a town near the edge of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field in the Argentine province of Santa Cruz. It’s mainly known as the gateway to Los Glaciares National Park, home to the massive Perito Moreno Glacier, whose ever-shifting icy landscape is one of the most visited glaciers in the world. The name is derived from a little bush with yellow flowers and dark blue berries that are very common in Patagonia.

Once arrived at the hotel, you can choose to enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure or participate in an Optional Tour.


Optional Tour: Nativo Experience: Lakes and Caves - AUD $205 per person

Total duration: 3 hours (18:00 to 21:00)

The Argentino Lake is the third biggest lake in South America. Surrounded by mountains and fed by giant glaciers, this lake astonishes local and foreign visitors with its immensity and special colour. It was exactly this light blue colour, the mountains covered in white and the light blue sky that motivated Francisco P. Moreno to name it “Argentino''.

“Nativo Experience – Lakes and Caves” is a 3-hour tour that offers an anthropological and historical approach to the passage of man in the El Calafate area, rediscovering the experiences of the first expeditions ventured into the unknown by the Santa Cruz River. The tour focuses on the history of the early explorers' contact with the Tehuelches (native Indians), crossing cliffs overlooking the lake on 4x4 vehicles and marvelling at views of the environment. Enjoy dinner inside a cave while enjoying a unique experience in a totally natural setting.


Menu:

• Homemade soup

• Lamb stew with vegetables on country bread

• Chocolate mousse

•Wine, water or juice

(* Vegetarian menu available)

Overnight: Mirador del Lago or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8 El Calafate - Perito Moreno Glacier, Los Glaciares National Park

Total duration: 8 hours

Walking distance: The catwalks are divided into 3 circuits: Central Balconies: 600m (including 1st balcony, 2nd balcony and Northern balcony); Lower Balcony: 1,100m (including Lower balcony) and Coast’s Balcony: 1.117m (from parking area up to the Northern Balcony), all of them alternating with rest areas and viewing platforms.

Guests can stop and rest and agree on a meeting point, a tour does not necessarily mean walking the entire balcony’s path.

Walking difficulty: Easy, stairs involved, but gentle slopes.

What to bring: Warm clothes, raincoat jacket, waterproof trousers, hiking boots, sunglasses, sunscreen, gloves, hat and backpack.


Today you are heading to Perito Moreno Glacier in the Los Glaciares National Park. On the way you will be treated to a history of the Argentino Lake on the right and its shallowest part, Redonda Bay (Rounded Bay), populated by a large variety of birds, like black-necked swans, flamingos, steamer ducks, coots and Magellan gooses surrounded by yellow fields of “coirones'', a typical grass in Patagonia. Continuing on you will be treated to the timberline formed by “high deciduous beech” trees, white oak trees, “low deciduous beech” trees and some cinnamon trees. Flowers of several colours can be appreciated too, the “fire bush”, which stands out the most due to its deep red colour. All of them are typical Andean-Patagonian Forest species.

Perito Moreno Glacier is one of the most famous and awe-inspiring of Argentina's natural wonders. Standing before its 70-metre high electric blue face and watching 100-tonne blocks of ice crumble and crash into the waters below is truly humbling. The Perito Moreno Glacier is over 30 km in length and 5 km wide at the face.

Scattered with boardwalks and viewing platforms along the glacier perimeter, you’ll get close enough to the action to hear ruptures of ice collapsing into the water. Whilst there are many glaciers in Argentina, Perito Moreno Glacier is by far the most spectacular and unique. The route of the visit will be closely related to weather conditions and participants’ willingness and physical conditions; the available time to walk through and visit the catwalks is 1 to 3 hours. The excursion is usually organised as a full-day program. The visit makes it possible to have different viewpoints of the glacier and enough time for lunch (boxed lunch provided).

Box lunch menu choices will be asked to be picked at least 3 days in advance.


Optional Tour: Safari Boat - Sailing Rico Branch - AUD $100 per person

This tour is a voyage of one hour by the Rico branch of Argentino Lake in order to appreciate the majestic south wall of the Perito Moreno Glacier. This glacier ice wall is about 60m high and 100m below lake level. The boat comes about 200m from where the glacier touches the Magallanes Peninsula and then goes at length (about 3km) south allowing you to enjoy the landslides that occur daily and the magical beauty of its seracs, cracks and intense blue.

This service is carried out with the boat Yagan, with capacity for 110 passengers. Boarding takes place at the port on the Bay "Under the Shadow", about 7 km before the glacier viewpoint.

Overnight: Mirador del Lago or similar

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch

Day 9 Todo Glaciares

Total duration: 9 hours

Walking difficulty: Low

What to bring: Warm clothes, raincoat jacket, waterproof trousers, hiking boots, sunglasses, sunscreen, gloves, hat and backpack.


On this full-day tour you will have the opportunity to get up close to two of the most significant glaciers: Upsala and Spegazzini. In addition, you will see the most spectacular Patagonian scenery. From the hotel, head to Puerto Bandera Port where you'll board the boat, travelling up the North Arm of Lake Argentino. Cross the Boca del Diablo to the Upsala Canal and navigate between large icebergs that emerge from the front of the Upsala Glacier. Sail through the Spegazzini Channel and moments later, enjoy the first view of the Dry Glacier. Continue sailing to the front of the Spegazzini Glacier to contemplate the Heim Sur and Peineta glaciers. Disembark in The Spegazzini Base to begin walking through from the forest path to the Spegazzini Refuge. Stop for some viewpoints overlooking the entire Bay of Los Glaciers. In the refuge, you can stop for a sit-down lunch (additional charge), visit the shop or just contemplate the landscape. For those who like to walk, they can take the mountain path. This tour is of medium difficulty trekking through a wooded road, with natural viewpoints, full of incredible views that end at the landing point. The forest trail covers 300 metres from the point of disembarking up to the Spegazzini Shelter. During this walk, there will be stops in different stations (glaciology - history - flora and fauna) and have access to different viewpoints. This is an easy path, which offers no complexity. A boxed lunch will be provided as part of this day tour. Afterwards, you will be returned to the hotel to enjoy the evening at leisure. The itinerary is liable to change according to weather and sailing conditions for the day.

Overnight: Mirador del Lago or similar

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch

Day 10 El Calafate - Day at Leisure

Today you will have the day at leisure to explore the small, vibrant town of El Calafate. Alternatively you can choose to participate in an optional tour.


Optional Tour: El Chalten Full Day Tour - AUD $200 per person

Tour duration: 13 hours (Note the distance from El Calafate to El Chalten is 3 hours each way). Usual pick-up: Approx 07:30

Walking distance: Self-guided treks are available at the choice of the passengers, a map is provided with distances and times.

Walking difficulty: There are easy and medium-difficulty walks to choose from.

What to bring: Warm clothes, raincoat jacket, waterproof trousers, hiking boots, sunglasses, sunscreen, gloves, hat and backpack.


Embark on an adventure early in the morning and head towards the legendary Route 40. This route skirts the Argentino Lake, crosses the Santa Cruz and La Leona Rivers and arrives, after 1.15 hours at the Parador La Leona (almost a museum of Route 40). Later, you’ll continue along Lake Viedma, having the Andes in the background and, before reaching El Chalten, you'll stop to enjoy the beautiful views of the Viedma Lake & Glacier, and the Andes in the background with the emblematic Mount Fitz Roy and Mount Torre.

After 3 hours and 220 km travelled, you will arrive at the mountain village of El Chalten. Once in the village, your guide will give everyone their lunch box, and then they will indicate the start of the self-guided trails that lead to the main viewpoints: Capri Lagoon, Fitz Roy First Look Out, Mirador de Los Cóndores, Salto del Chorrillo. Reserved until a few years ago to climbers and explorers, reaching El Chaltén, at the foot of the mythical Mount Fitz Roy continues to be one of the most beautiful and awaited spectacles by travellers to southern Patagonia. El Chaltén is an ideal place for trekking, highlighted by the approaches to the Fitz Roy (also named Chaltén), Cerro Torre, Torre, and Grande glaciers and the lagoons Capri, Torre, and De Los Tres, among many other incredibly beautiful destinations.

At approximately 17:00 you will have to be at the meeting point, to return to El Calafate.

Overnight: Mirador del Lago or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 11 El Calafate to Buenos Aires

Today at the appropriate time, you will be transferred to the airport in preparation for your flight to Buenos Aires. Once arrived, you will be met by your tour representative and transferred to the hotel.

In the evening, at approximately 18:30, you will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to Aljibe Tango for a 3-course dinner and tango show. Aljibe Tango Show is located in the heart of the San Telmo neighbourhood, in a fully-restored historic barn. This tango venue is a classic site celebrating bueno Aires’ culture and customs. The interiors, which preserve the history of the building, are the ideal setting for a unique show with artists on stage: two tango orchestras, a set of folk music, dancers and singers. After the show, you will be returned to the hotel.,

Overnight: NH Buenos Aires 9 de Julio Hotel or similar

Meals included: Breakfast; Dinner

Day 12 Buenos Aires - City Tour

Today embark on a city tour of Buenos Aires. Discover the beauty and magic of Buenos Aires as you visit the most important highlights of the spectacular city. Let yourself be seduced by its busy and beautiful streets, full of tango sounds and soccer passion, a unique mixture which turns your stay into an exceptional urban adventure. You’ll first stop at Plaza de Mayo, an important foundational site for the countries’ political past, surrounded by emblematic buildings. Here you will learn the history of the area before visiting one of the oldest residential neighbourhoods, San Telmo, with its cobblestoned streets, antique shops and picturesque buildings. Experience the history of tango in the neighbourhood of La Boca, one of the city’s most authentic and charming neighbourhoods, as you walk along Caminito Street. Visit the Pink House (the Presidential Palace), the Cabildo (the original town hall), and the Neoclassical-style Metropolitan Cathedral, the final home of Argentina’s founding father, José de San Martín. After the city tour, you will return to the hotel where you can enjoy the afternoon at leisure.

This evening, enjoy The Argentine Experience: Over the course of 4 hours, you will learn about the Argentina culture, taste fantastic local dishes, drink exceptional wine and mingle with fellow travellers from around the world. Sit back, enjoy a mouthwatering meal and learn how to prepare some of the key ingredients. Wine, steak, empanadas, sweets, and Mate tea, all in one unforgettable culinary extravaganza in Buenos Aires. A unique dinner party concept that will teach you the fundamentals of what being an Argentine is all about. Learn how to close your own empanada using the "repulgue" technique, how to order steak your way in Spanish, how to prepare your own "Mate" tea, learning also typical words, phrases and a wide range of gestures.

The evening will get off to a spectacular start with an "empanada" making class. Learn how to make this staple ingredient of Argentine cuisine, competing at the end of the challenge, with a prize for the best "empanada". Then you will sit back and enjoy the rest of the groups creations, along with grilled provoleta cheese and sliced chorizo sausage with chimichurri. Afterward, you will move onto the main course; a mouthwatering Argentine steak! While enjoying your meal, a sommelier will teach you about another key Argentine element, Malbec wine. For dessert, you will learn how to make an "alfajor" with "dulce de leche"; Argentina’s national sweet. Of course, no alfajores or any sweet in Argentina is complete without a Mate! You will learn how to prepare it yourself and will sit back, sipping mate and of course, make around, the same way as Argentinians do every time they gather. This experience starts at 18:15, finishes around 22.30 and is the perfect send off for your last evening in South America.

Overnight: NH Buenos Aires 9 de Julio Hotel or similar

Meals included: Breakfast; Dinner

Day 13 Buenos Aires, Argentina to Australia (or New Zealand)

Today, at the appropriate time, you will be transferred to the airport in preparation for your return flight to Australia. 

Meals included: Breakfast; In-Flight

Day 14 In Transit

Day 15 Arrive in Australia (or New Zealand)

Itinerary 2
MACHU PICCHU EXTENSION
Day 1 Australia (or New Zealand) to Santiago de Chile

Today you’ll depart from Australia (or New Zealand) for Santiago de Chile. Bienvenido (welcome) to Chile! Upon arrival in Santiago, you’ll meet your tour representative and be transferred to the hotel.

Santiago is the capital and largest city of Chile. The city combines colonial and European architecture with a distinctive style that invites thousands of visitors to explore its streets full of museums, stores, and world-class restaurants. Santiago is one of the most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities in Latin America.

Please note: Due to flight scheduling and availability, some departures may occur on day 0. Affected customers must be at the airport the night before. Flight times will be indicated on your final documentation which you will receive 4-6 weeks prior to departure.

Overnight: Pullman Santiago El Bosque Hotel or similar

Meals included: In-Flight

Day 2 Santiago de Chile - City Tour & Tasting

This morning, after breakfast, embark on a tour of Santiago, discovering the city's past and present. Heading to one of the city’s most famous landmarks, San Cristobal Hill by cable car, you will be rewarded with panoramic views of the city. From here, you’ll be able to distinguish the different areas and character of its neighbourhoods. Afterwards, venture to the core of the city, visiting the historical district, once the site of indigenous ancestors to Spanish conquerors and now a bustling centre.

Then it’s onto Santiago’s most historic and traditional neighbourhood, Yungay, often described as one of the most attractive neighbourhoods in the world, with its preserved architecture of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. We’ll also explore the neighbourhood of Lastarria, which is fast becoming one of Santiago’s trendiest neighbourhoods with top restaurants, bars, cafes, boutiques and parks. During this tour you will have the opportunity to sample traditional Chilean food and drinks along the way, including the quintessential spirit - pisco. Salud! (Cheers!)

Overnight: Pullman Santiago El Bosque Hotel or similar

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch

Day 3 Santiago de Chile - Day at Leisure

Today you’ll have the day at leisure to explore this vibrant city, alternatively you can choose to participate in an optional tour.


Optional Tour: Colchagua Wine Tour - $505 AUD per person

This morning, after breakfast, head towards the Colchagua Valley, set in the heart of the central valley and an icon of wine production in Chile. You will visit two vineyards within the Santa Cruz region and enjoy a cable car ride, tasting various wines and learning about the pre-Hispanic culture in Chile.

Tour Includes: Transfer to/from Casablanca Valley to Santiago, bikes, helmet, mineral water, wine tasting at 2 wineries, lunch & bilingual guide.

Overnight: Pullman Santiago El Bosque Hotel or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4 Santiago de Chile to Puerto Natales

Today, at the appropriate time, you will be transferred to the airport in preparation for your flight to Puerto Natales. Once arrived in Puerto Natales you will be met by a tour representative and transferred to the hotel where you will enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Puerto Natales is a city in Chilean Patagonia, located 247 kilometres northwest of Punta Arenas and the primary transit point for travellers heading to Torres del Paine National Park. Originally it was inhabited by the Kawésqar and the Tehuelche tribes, followed by European settlements and later by Chilean people, all attracted by the sheep farming industry. Nowadays it is an important tourism hub and known for its world-class gastronomy.

Overnight: Vendaval Hotel or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5 Torres del Paine National Park

Tour duration: 10 hours

Walking distance: Approx. 300 metres in total (most of the walking of this tour is done at Grey Lake sector)

Walking difficulty: Low


This morning set off on a full-day tour to discover Milodón Cave and the Torres del Paine National Park. First visit Cueva del Milodón, the monument is situated along the flanks of Cerro Benitez. It comprises several caves and a rock formation called Silla del Diablo (Devil's Chair). The monument includes a cave which is notable for the discovery in 1895 of skin, bones and other parts of a ground sloth called Mylodon darwinii, from which the cave takes its name.

Continuing on the Torres del Paine through the Laguna Amarga section, on route you can observe the beautiful landscape featuring lagoons and mountain ranges including the Nordenskjold and Pehoé Lakes. Keep an eye out for guanacos, which is a non-domesticated alpaca, and rheas which is similar to an African ostrich and are native to the area. Stop at Salto Grande waterfall, the largest waterfall in the Torres del Paine, before continuing to the Pehoé section for a buffet lunch, consisting of soup, salad, main course, dessert and natural juice. After lunch the tour continues towards the Grey Glacier sector, where there will be a stop of approximately 45 minutes to enjoy some soft trekking between a Lenga forest and getting to see some icebergs over the Grey Lake. On the return trip, leave the park through Laguna Amarga or Serrano sector. Red foxes and condors usually accompany the beautiful panoramic views of the Paine massif. Arrival back in Puerto Natales is expected around 19:00.


Alternative Activity: Full Day Trekking to Las Torres Base - AUD $150 per person

Tour duration: 13 hours

Departure / Return time: 06.30 / 20:00

Hiking distance: 19 km over 7-8 hours Round Trip - Elevation: 950 m

Difficulty: Medium-High

Equipment provided: Hiking poles included


Recommended to wear/ bring: lightweight warm clothing (recommended wearing in layers), good trekking boots, hat, sunscreen, lip balm, sunglasses, a little backpack for personal items and a bottle of water (to be refilled en route with spring water).

Restrictions: Unfortunately this activity is not suitable for people who are pregnant, under 14 years old, have respiratory or circulatory problems, knee conditions or spine conditions or ailments.

Torres del Paine National Park, in Chilean Patagonia, is known for its spectacular hiking trails, but the most iconic hike is to Mirador las Torres, a lookout at the base of the park’s three distinctive granite peaks. Known as Torres del Paine, or the “blue towers'', these rocky peaks overlook a dazzling turquoise lake nestled in a mountainous valley. Leave Puerto Natales and head north towards the Torres del Paine National Park. There is a 2-hour trip to reach the starting point of the hike, on the way keep a look out for guanacos, grey foxes, rheas, flamingos and condors. First, your guide will give a short presentation, and then you will begin with a gentle trek on the trail that will take you to an old bridge that crosses the Asencio River. Walking through dense beech forests, stop to admire various waterfalls and hanging glaciers. After about 3 hours, start to ascend a steep moraine towards the highest observation point at 900 m above sea level. Here you will be rewarded with a close-up view of massive granite towers (2,850m high) and the milky-green lake at the base. This is a truly memorable sight, well worth the hike and this unforgettable moment will last many years in the future. Here enjoy a boxed lunch and rest before returning on the same trail until reaching the starting point.

*Reaching the tower's base lookout point depends on the physical conditions of the participants and current weather conditions. No refunds will be given in the event that a participant is not able to reach the lookout point due to the aforementioned reasons.

*The end time of this activity could be modified due to weather conditions.

Overnight: Vendaval Hotel or similar

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch

Day 6 Puerto Natales - Day at Leisure

Today you can take the opportunity to rest up and discover Puerto Natales and its surrounds or alternatively you can choose an optional tour.


Optional Tour: Sailing Balmaceda & Serrano Glaciers - AUD $495 per person

Total duration: 10-12 hours

Available from 1 September to 30 April

In the morning, you will be transferred from the hotel to the pier in Puerto Bories, where you will board the boat and set sail toward the Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers. On the journey you’ll witness beautiful mountains, waterfalls, ranches and Patagonian bird life. Passing by the Balmaceda glacier and stopping at a small pier to begin a gentle hike through the lush forest of Coigües and Ñirres to the foot of the Serrano glacier. Afterwards, board the boat in preparation for the return trip to Puerto Natales. On the way you will enjoy a whisky aperitif with ancient glacier ice before stopping at Perales Tourist farm for lunch. Here enjoy a traditional style lunch of grilled lamb with boiled potatoes (includes also grilled chicken), a glass of wine or soft drink, salad and dessert (vegetarian option available). Afterwards, continue sailing to Puerto Bories where you will disembark and be transferred back to the hotel.

Overnight: Vendaval Hotel or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 Puerto Natales, Chile to El Calafate, Argentina

Today, drive to El Calafate (approx 5 hours). El Calafate is a town near the edge of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field in the Argentine province of Santa Cruz. It’s mainly known as the gateway to Los Glaciares National Park, home to the massive Perito Moreno Glacier, whose ever-shifting icy landscape is one of the most visited glaciers in the world. The name is derived from a little bush with yellow flowers and dark blue berries that are very common in Patagonia.

Once arrived at the hotel, you can choose to enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure or participate in an Optional Tour.


Optional Tour: Nativo Experience: Lakes and Caves - AUD $205 per person

Total duration: 3 hours (18:00 to 21:00)

The Argentino Lake is the third biggest lake in South America. Surrounded by mountains and fed by giant glaciers, this lake astonishes local and foreign visitors with its immensity and special colour. It was exactly this light blue colour, the mountains covered in white and the light blue sky that motivated Francisco P. Moreno to name it “Argentino''.

“Nativo Experience – Lakes and Caves” is a 3-hour tour that offers an anthropological and historical approach to the passage of man in the El Calafate area, rediscovering the experiences of the first expeditions ventured into the unknown by the Santa Cruz River. The tour focuses on the history of the early explorers' contact with the Tehuelches (native Indians), crossing cliffs overlooking the lake on 4x4 vehicles and marvelling at views of the environment. Enjoy dinner inside a cave while enjoying a unique experience in a totally natural setting.


Menu:

• Homemade soup

• Lamb stew with vegetables on country bread

• Chocolate mousse

•Wine, water or juice

(* Vegetarian menu available)

Overnight: Mirador del Lago or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8 El Calafate - Perito Moreno Glacier, Los Glaciares National Park

Total duration: 8 hours

Walking distance: The catwalks are divided into 3 circuits: Central Balconies: 600m (including 1st balcony, 2nd balcony and Northern balcony); Lower Balcony: 1,100m (including Lower balcony) and Coast’s Balcony: 1.117m (from parking area up to the Northern Balcony), all of them alternating with rest areas and viewing platforms.

Guests can stop and rest and agree on a meeting point, a tour does not necessarily mean walking the entire balcony’s path.

Walking difficulty: Easy, stairs involved, but gentle slopes.

What to bring: Warm clothes, raincoat jacket, waterproof trousers, hiking boots, sunglasses, sunscreen, gloves, hat and backpack.


Today you are heading to Perito Moreno Glacier in the Los Glaciares National Park. On the way you will be treated to a history of the Argentino Lake on the right and its shallowest part, Redonda Bay (Rounded Bay), populated by a large variety of birds, like black-necked swans, flamingos, steamer ducks, coots and Magellan gooses surrounded by yellow fields of “coirones'', a typical grass in Patagonia. Continuing on you will be treated to the timberline formed by “high deciduous beech” trees, white oak trees, “low deciduous beech” trees and some cinnamon trees. Flowers of several colours can be appreciated too, the “fire bush”, which stands out the most due to its deep red colour. All of them are typical Andean-Patagonian Forest species.

Perito Moreno Glacier is one of the most famous and awe-inspiring of Argentina's natural wonders. Standing before its 70-metre high electric blue face and watching 100-tonne blocks of ice crumble and crash into the waters below is truly humbling. The Perito Moreno Glacier is over 30 km in length and 5 km wide at the face.

Scattered with boardwalks and viewing platforms along the glacier perimeter, you’ll get close enough to the action to hear ruptures of ice collapsing into the water. Whilst there are many glaciers in Argentina, Perito Moreno Glacier is by far the most spectacular and unique. The route of the visit will be closely related to weather conditions and participants’ willingness and physical conditions; the available time to walk through and visit the catwalks is 1 to 3 hours. The excursion is usually organised as a full-day program. The visit makes it possible to have different viewpoints of the glacier and enough time for lunch (boxed lunch provided).

Box lunch menu choices will be asked to be picked at least 3 days in advance.


Optional Tour: Safari Boat - Sailing Rico Branch - AUD $100 per person

This tour is a voyage of one hour by the Rico branch of Argentino Lake in order to appreciate the majestic south wall of the Perito Moreno Glacier. This glacier ice wall is about 60m high and 100m below lake level. The boat comes about 200m from where the glacier touches the Magallanes Peninsula and then goes at length (about 3km) south allowing you to enjoy the landslides that occur daily and the magical beauty of its seracs, cracks and intense blue.

This service is carried out with the boat Yagan, with capacity for 110 passengers. Boarding takes place at the port on the Bay "Under the Shadow", about 7 km before the glacier viewpoint.

Overnight: Mirador del Lago or similar

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch

Day 9 Todo Glaciares

Total duration: 9 hours

Walking difficulty: Low

What to bring: Warm clothes, raincoat jacket, waterproof trousers, hiking boots, sunglasses, sunscreen, gloves, hat and backpack.


On this full-day tour you will have the opportunity to get up close to two of the most significant glaciers: Upsala and Spegazzini. In addition, you will see the most spectacular Patagonian scenery. From the hotel, head to Puerto Bandera Port where you'll board the boat, travelling up the North Arm of Lake Argentino. Cross the Boca del Diablo to the Upsala Canal and navigate between large icebergs that emerge from the front of the Upsala Glacier. Sail through the Spegazzini Channel and moments later, enjoy the first view of the Dry Glacier. Continue sailing to the front of the Spegazzini Glacier to contemplate the Heim Sur and Peineta glaciers. Disembark in The Spegazzini Base to begin walking through from the forest path to the Spegazzini Refuge. Stop for some viewpoints overlooking the entire Bay of Los Glaciers. In the refuge, you can stop for a sit-down lunch (additional charge), visit the shop or just contemplate the landscape. For those who like to walk, they can take the mountain path. This tour is of medium difficulty trekking through a wooded road, with natural viewpoints, full of incredible views that end at the landing point. The forest trail covers 300 metres from the point of disembarking up to the Spegazzini Shelter. During this walk, there will be stops in different stations (glaciology - history - flora and fauna) and have access to different viewpoints. This is an easy path, which offers no complexity. A boxed lunch will be provided as part of this day tour. Afterwards, you will be returned to the hotel to enjoy the evening at leisure. The itinerary is liable to change according to weather and sailing conditions for the day.

Overnight: Mirador del Lago or similar

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch

Day 10 El Calafate - Day at Leisure

Today you will have the day at leisure to explore the small, vibrant town of El Calafate. Alternatively you can choose to participate in an optional tour.


Optional Tour: El Chalten Full Day Tour - AUD $200 per person

Tour duration: 13 hours (Note the distance from El Calafate to El Chalten is 3 hours each way). Usual pick-up: Approx 07:30

Walking distance: Self-guided treks are available at the choice of the passengers, a map is provided with distances and times.

Walking difficulty: There are easy and medium-difficulty walks to choose from.

What to bring: Warm clothes, raincoat jacket, waterproof trousers, hiking boots, sunglasses, sunscreen, gloves, hat and backpack.


Embark on an adventure early in the morning and head towards the legendary Route 40. This route skirts the Argentino Lake, crosses the Santa Cruz and La Leona Rivers and arrives, after 1.15 hours at the Parador La Leona (almost a museum of Route 40). Later, you’ll continue along Lake Viedma, having the Andes in the background and, before reaching El Chalten, you'll stop to enjoy the beautiful views of the Viedma Lake & Glacier, and the Andes in the background with the emblematic Mount Fitz Roy and Mount Torre.

After 3 hours and 220 km travelled, you will arrive at the mountain village of El Chalten. Once in the village, your guide will give everyone their lunch box, and then they will indicate the start of the self-guided trails that lead to the main viewpoints: Capri Lagoon, Fitz Roy First Look Out, Mirador de Los Cóndores, Salto del Chorrillo. Reserved until a few years ago to climbers and explorers, reaching El Chaltén, at the foot of the mythical Mount Fitz Roy continues to be one of the most beautiful and awaited spectacles by travellers to southern Patagonia. El Chaltén is an ideal place for trekking, highlighted by the approaches to the Fitz Roy (also named Chaltén), Cerro Torre, Torre, and Grande glaciers and the lagoons Capri, Torre, and De Los Tres, among many other incredibly beautiful destinations.

At approximately 17:00 you will have to be at the meeting point, to return to El Calafate.

Overnight: Mirador del Lago or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 11 El Calafate to Buenos Aires

Today at the appropriate time, you will be transferred to the airport in preparation for your flight to Buenos Aires. Once arrived, you will be met by your tour representative and transferred to the hotel.

In the evening, at approximately 18:30, you will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to Aljibe Tango for a 3-course dinner and tango show. Aljibe Tango Show is located in the heart of the San Telmo neighbourhood, in a fully-restored historic barn. This tango venue is a classic site celebrating bueno Aires’ culture and customs. The interiors, which preserve the history of the building, are the ideal setting for a unique show with artists on stage: two tango orchestras, a set of folk music, dancers and singers. After the show, you will be returned to the hotel.,

Overnight: NH Buenos Aires 9 de Julio Hotel or similar

Meals included: Breakfast; Dinner

Day 12 Buenos Aires - City Tour

Today embark on a city tour of Buenos Aires. Discover the beauty and magic of Buenos Aires as you visit the most important highlights of the spectacular city. Let yourself be seduced by its busy and beautiful streets, full of tango sounds and soccer passion, a unique mixture which turns your stay into an exceptional urban adventure. You’ll first stop at Plaza de Mayo, an important foundational site for the countries’ political past, surrounded by emblematic buildings. Here you will learn the history of the area before visiting one of the oldest residential neighbourhoods, San Telmo, with its cobblestoned streets, antique shops and picturesque buildings. Experience the history of tango in the neighbourhood of La Boca, one of the city’s most authentic and charming neighbourhoods, as you walk along Caminito Street. Visit the Pink House (the Presidential Palace), the Cabildo (the original town hall), and the Neoclassical-style Metropolitan Cathedral, the final home of Argentina’s founding father, José de San Martín. After the city tour, you will return to the hotel where you can enjoy the afternoon at leisure.

This evening, enjoy The Argentine Experience: Over the course of 4 hours, you will learn about the Argentina culture, taste fantastic local dishes, drink exceptional wine and mingle with fellow travellers from around the world. Sit back, enjoy a mouthwatering meal and learn how to prepare some of the key ingredients. Wine, steak, empanadas, sweets, and Mate tea, all in one unforgettable culinary extravaganza in Buenos Aires. A unique dinner party concept that will teach you the fundamentals of what being an Argentine is all about. Learn how to close your own empanada using the "repulgue" technique, how to order steak your way in Spanish, how to prepare your own "Mate" tea, learning also typical words, phrases and a wide range of gestures.

The evening will get off to a spectacular start with an "empanada" making class. Learn how to make this staple ingredient of Argentine cuisine, competing at the end of the challenge, with a prize for the best "empanada". Then you will sit back and enjoy the rest of the groups creations, along with grilled provoleta cheese and sliced chorizo sausage with chimichurri. Afterward, you will move onto the main course; a mouthwatering Argentine steak! While enjoying your meal, a sommelier will teach you about another key Argentine element, Malbec wine. For dessert, you will learn how to make an "alfajor" with "dulce de leche"; Argentina’s national sweet. Of course, no alfajores or any sweet in Argentina is complete without a Mate! You will learn how to prepare it yourself and will sit back, sipping mate and of course, make around, the same way as Argentinians do every time they gather. This experience starts at 18:15, finishes around 22.30 and is the perfect send off for your last evening in South America.

Overnight: NH Buenos Aires 9 de Julio Hotel or similar

Meals included: Breakfast; Dinner

Day 13 Buenos Aires to Lima

Today, at the appropriate time, you will be transferred to the airport in preparation for your flight to Lima, Peru. Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met by a tour representative who will transfer you to your hotel where you can enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Jose Antonio Hotel or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 14 Lima, Peru - Cusco, Peru - Sacred Valley

Today you will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to the airport for your flight to Cusco! Upon arrival, your guide will take you to the Sacred Valley and visit Chinchero on the way.

Admire the beautiful panoramas on route to the sacred valley as you drive through rugged mountainous ranges and small unique villages. You’ll experience and witness an authentic Peruvian demonstration of the ancient Andean tradition of textile-making from naturally dyed handwoven alpaca wool and interact with the locals.

The remainder of the day will be at your leisure when you arrive at your hotel.

Overnight: Hotel Augusto Urubamba or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 15 Sacred Valley - Full Day Tour

After breakfast, around 08:00, you will be picked up from the hotel on a full-day excursion to Maras, Moray and Ollantaytambo; one of Peru's oldest archeological sites.

You’ll explore Moray ruins first, to view the large amphitheatre-like agricultural terraces overlooking the Sacred Valley, once used as an experimental, botanical farm by the Incas over 500 years ago.

Next you’ll head to Maras; home to more than 3,000 salt pools carved into the mountainside, which were used by the Incas and possibly pre-Inca civilizations, to catch highly salt water as it emerges from the natural springs in the mountains. Maras is known for these ancient salt mines where they have been harvesting the finest pink salt for over 500 years and is still being used today. You’ll be amazed as you learn of the salt harvesting process!

After a lunch break to a local restaurant (not included), you’ll reach the final stop of your tour to the wonderful Inca town and the archaeological site of Ollantaytambo. Once the royal estate of the Inca emperor Pachacuti, you’ll spend some time here exploring these magnificent ruins and visiting the amazing Temple of the Sun. Marvel at the perfectly carved and polished structures built by master Inca stonemasons and the fine example of agricultural construction and hydro-engineering Ollantaytambo has to offer. Walking towards the town square, we will have great views of the ruins above us, as well as the Inca granaries and warehouses built into the surrounding mountain slopes.

After the day of exploring, you’ll have the reminder of your day at your own leisure once transferred back to your hotel.

Overnight: Hotel Augusto Urubamba or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 16 Sacred Valley - Aguas Calientes - Choose your activity

Today you will check out of your accommodation and from here you can select your itinerary for the day (please select 1 option, included in package price):


Option 1: Visit Pisac Market & Ruins

This morning you will be transferred to Inca Pachacutec, which is divided into 2 zones; the Residential Zone and the Ceremonial Zone, where the Incas worshipped their Sun God. Next, you will be able to appreciate an Inca cemetery (Tankanamarka) where the tombs were looted and now they are empty. Continuing on, visit the ancient Inca canals. Then visit Pisac Pueblo to see the traditional market where you will find different items such as silverware, crafts, and textiles. Afterwards transfer to the Ollantaytambo train station to board the scenic Expedition Train to Aguas Calientes. Once arrived in Aguas Calientes you will head to the hotel accommodation and check in. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.


Option 2: Inca Trail Day Trek

The day begins with a transfer to the train station, where you will board the expedition train for a scenic journey to a point known as Kilometer 104, this is the starting point for our short Inca trek. From here, we have a walk of about four hours up to the Inca site of Wiñay Wayna ('Forever Young'), at about 2,680 meters (8,792 feet) above sea level. Wiñay Wayna is an impressive Inca ruin built into a steep hillside overlooking the Urubamba River. It consists of an upper and lower section of housing or storage, connected by an Inca staircase and a cascade of water channels and fountains. Almost the entire hillside above and below the structures is covered by beautiful Inca agricultural terraces. As well as being an agricultural centre, Wiñay Wayna was also a religious or ceremonial site.

After exploring Wiñay Wayna, continue the trek all the way to Inti Punku (the Sun Gate). From the Sun Gate, have your first, dramatic view of Machu Picchu. It is believed that Inti Punku was once the main entrance to Machu Picchu. The site was dedicated to Inti, the Inca sun god, and was positioned on a ridge near Machu Picchu at just the right location to allow the rising sun to pass through the gate each year on the summer solstice. Continue the trek down towards Machu Picchu, moving tantalisingly close to the famous citadel. But before you reach Machu Picchu, take a side path off the trail and head down to Aguas Calientes, leaving the exploration of Machu for the following day, when you'll have more time to explore.


Maximum Altitude: 2,700 m

Minimum Altitude: 2,100 m

Approximate walking time: 5-6 hours

Walking Distance - 10km


Aguas Calientes is the gateway to Machu Picchu, sitting in a deep gorge at the foot of the mountain on which Machu Picchu stands. It is a beautiful town that mixes traditional life with a huge tourist infrastructure, with a multitude of markets, souvenir shops, hotels and restaurants. It's also largely pedestrianised, making it a fun place to explore on foot. Aguas Calientes is surrounded by jungle-covered mountains and cliffs, and the Urubamba River flows right by the town.

Overnight: Hotel Hatun Inti Boutique Machupicchu or similar

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch

Day 17 Machu Picchu - Cusco

Today is an early start, at approximately 05.30 be picked up and board the bus to the citadel of Machu Picchu. You will have time for an early breakfast before being picked up this morning.

Pass through the gates into the Machu Picchu archaeological site. Here you’ll be guided on a two-hour tour to the most famous and most spectacular parts of the extensive archaeological complex. These include the House of the Guardian, Intihuatana, Temple of the Sun, Sacred Plaza and other key locations. And as you walk around, have spectacular views across the agricultural terraces of Machu Picchu and across to the surrounding mountains and plunging gorges.

Once you have finished your tour of Machu Picchu, take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes where you can relax and have lunch (not included) before boarding the train back to Poroy and Cusco. Upon arrival at the station, a tour representative will be waiting for you to take you back to the hotel in Cusco.

Overnight: Costa del Sol Ramada or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 18 Cusco - City Tour

Today you will enjoy a guided tour of beautiful Cusco. First head to the wonderful Koricancha, next door to Santo Domingo Church. The Koricancha was the most sacred and most important temple in the Incan Empire. Its walls were covered with gold, and life-size statues of plants and animals – all made of pure gold and silver. Sadly, this wealth was stripped out by the Spanish conquistadors.

Next head to Cusco Cathedral, located on the Plaza de Armas. Built between 1560 and 1654 on top of the foundations of an existing Inca temple, this spectacular cathedral houses many works of art by the Cusco School of painters, and its main altar and pulpit are covered in gold and silver relief work.

The next stop is the imposing Incan fortress of Sacsayhuaman, which sits on a hill above Cusco. See some of the finest examples of Inca stonework and construction, including massive rocks that were carefully cut and perfectly fitted together to form the walls. From here you can enjoy beautiful panoramic views of Cusco. After exploring Sacsayhuaman, head up the hill to the Tambomachay Archeological Complex. The exact purpose of this site is unknown, but it may have functioned, at least in part, as an Incan spa.

After the tour you will be returned to the hotel where you will enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Costa del Sol Ramada or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 19 Cusco - Day at Leisure

After breakfast, enjoy a free day to explore Cusco at your own leisure. The capital city of the Incan Empire is now the undisputed archaeological capital of the Americas, as well as the continent’s oldest continuously inhabited city.

Overnight: Costa del Sol Ramada or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 20 Cusco, Peru to Australia/New Zealand

After breakfast, at the appropriate time, you will be transferred to Cusco Airport for your flights back home!


Meals included: Breakfast; In-Flight

Day 21 In-transit

Sit back, relax and reminisce on the memories created over the past weeks on your trip through ancient Inca Peru.

Day 22 Arrive in Australia/New Zealand

Once arrived back in Australia (or New Zealand), please make your own travel arrangements.

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This travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 15th April 2025.
 
This travel offer is priced per person based on a twin share.
 
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For solo travellers, a mandatory single supplement applies. 
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Please note:
• This fee does not include extra nights' accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
• You may book a date to arrive early via our website but only a date that is within 30 days of the tour departure date. If you wish to arrive earlier than 30 days before your tour departure date, please call our friendly staff for availability and pricing. Additional costs may apply
No flight booking changes or cancellations are permitted after air tickets have been issued.
• Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
• High season surcharges apply to flights departing between the below date ranges (only available for purchase over the phone):
18th March 2024 - 30th April 2024
1st June 2024 - 14th August 2024
23rd September 2024 - 20th October 2024
6th December 2024 - 31st January 2025
 
Stay Behind in Buenos Aires, Argentina (Itinerary 1 Only)
Non high season dates: $300 per person, subject to availability
High season dates: up to $700 per person, subject to availability 
Please note:
• This fee does not include extra nights' accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
• A stay behind can only be booked up to one month after your package end date upon check-out. Should you wish to stay later, please contact us to request availability. Additional costs may apply.
• No flight booking changes or cancellations are permitted after air tickets have been issued.
• Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
• High season surcharges apply to flights departing between the below date ranges (only available for purchase over the phone):
18th March 2024 - 30th April 2024
1st June 2024 - 14th August 2024
23rd September 2024 - 20th October 2024
6th December 2024 - 31st January 2025
 
Stay Behind in Cusco, Peru (Itinerary 2 Only)
Non high season dates: $300 per person, subject to availability
High season dates: up to $700 per person, subject to availability 
Please note:
• This fee does not include extra nights' accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
• A stay behind can only be booked up to one month after your package end date upon check-out. Should you wish to stay later, please contact us to request availability. Additional costs may apply.
• No flight booking changes or cancellations are permitted after air tickets have been issued.
• Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
• High season surcharges apply to flights departing between the below date ranges (only available for purchase over the phone):
18th March 2024 - 30th April 2024
1st June 2024 - 14th August 2024
23rd September 2024 - 20th October 2024
6th December 2024 - 31st January 2025
 
Stopover Packages 
Not available
 
Flight Class Upgrades
Business Class: For pricing, please refer to the payment cart at checkout.
Please note:
• Flight upgrades are subject to availability and pricing changes (if we cannot fulfil your request, the upgrade cost will be refunded).
• On any upgrade purchase, short-haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed, subject to aircraft configuration.
Accommodation

Accommodation Used:
4-star Properties (Self-Rated)

  • Santiago, Chile: Pullman Santiago El Bosque or similar
  • El, Calafate, Argentina: Mirador del Lago Hotel or similar
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina: Hotel NH Buenos Aires 9 de Julio or similar

3-star Properties (Self-Rated)

  • Puerto Natales, Chile: Hotel Vendaval or similar

Extension Package:
4-star Properties (Self-Rated)

  • Lima: Jose Antonio Hotel or similar
  • Cusco: Costa del Sol Ramada or similar

3-star Properties (Self-Rated)

  • Sacred Valley: Hotel Augusto Urubamba or similar
  • Aguas Calientes: Hotel Hatun Inti Boutique Machu Picchu or similar

Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type and are subject to availability based on seasonality. In the instance a property is not available, a similar standard of accommodation will be provided. Properties will be confirmed and included in your travel pack, which you will receive 4-6 weeks before travel.
 
Extra Nights
Not available at check-out. 
Please note: If you are interested in booking additional nights of accommodation pre or post-tour, please wait until you receive your travel documentation approximately 4-6 weeks before departure for the confirmed list of hotels. If booking your own additional accommodation directly with the hotel, please be aware that you may be required to change rooms at the start/end of your tour. 
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 people
 
Child Policy
• No child discounts. The full price applies to all children travelling with their parents.
• Valid for children 14 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors are allowed.
 
Triple Share
Not available
 
Bedding Configuration
Twin or Double bedding (subject to availability).

General information

Minimum group size 14, maximum group size 20 per vehicle.
Please note: a Small Group Tour is defined as a tour with no more than 20 travellers per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours/Activities

  • Day 3: Colchagua Wine Tour: $505 AUD per person
  • Day 5: Las Torres Base Trekking - $150 AUD per person
  • Day 6: Sailing Balmaceda & Serrano Glaciers - $495 AUD per person
  • Day 7: Nativo Experience: Lakes & Caves - $205 AUD per person
  • Day 8: Safari Boat at Perito Moreno Glacier - $100 AUD per person
  • Day 10: El Chalten Full Day Tour - $200 AUD per person

Please note:
• Prices are based per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions
• The optional tours listed above must be purchased on checkout or over the phone before submitting your passenger information form (subject to availability). 
• Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.

Exclusions

• Visa fees and requirements 
• Domestic transfers and flights not stated in the deal offer
• Meals/beverages not stated in the deal offer
• Optional gratuities/tipping 
• Optional activities/tours 
• Personal expenses
• Travel insurance
Other important information

TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide: 
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on the history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction where they are guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves it at the end of the tour; they do not travel with the group.
 
Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides at each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village and offer information on the place visited on the bus. However, they are not required to have specific art, architecture, or historical knowledge. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and, if caught doing so, can be fined.
 
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when required to enhance the experience of the destination featured.
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
Patagonia October to April:
The weather in Patagonia is mostly mild, between lows of 4˚C (39.2˚F) and highs of 18˚C (64.4˚F).
In their summer months (December to February), this is the height of their growth season, so you will definitely see landscapes full of greenery. There will be warmer days and cool nights and potentially strong winds and rains. This is generally the peak tourist season. Argentina can be hot and humid during their summer months with potential rains. You can expect temperatures in Argentina to range from 19˚C to 30˚C. Southern Chile experiences temperatures of 12˚C to 25˚C.
The general rainy season in Patagonia is during the months of April and May, during the autumn and potentially from November to January, with less intensity. Rainy season in Chile ranges from May to August with averages of 72-90mm of rain per month, whilst in Argentina it ranges from October to March with averages of 100mm of rain per month.
 
Cusco
Cusco has a subtropical highland climate due to its elevation (3500m above sea level). It is generally dry and temperate, with two defined seasons. The dry season lasts from May to August, with abundant sunshine and occasional night time freezes; July is the coldest month with an average of 9.7°C. The wet season lasts from December to March, with night frost less common; November averages 13.3°C. Temperatures usually range from 0.2°C to 20.9°C.
 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:
We do not arrange seat selection. It is essential to highlight that some airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the airline directly with seating allocation requirements and/or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the airline once you have your flight information.
 
Passport Validity:
Customers must provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase or no later than 90 days before the departure date. Failure to do so may result in the cancellation of the booking. Customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred in this instance.
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
For meals not included, the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify us of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note: We will do our best to meet your requests/requirements; however, we cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on tour. You must carry your own luggage from the vehicle to the hotel room and back to the vehicle. The driver will assist with the uploading and unloading of bags from the vehicle.
 
OTHER
Mobility:
If you require wheelchair access please contact our friendly sales and service team to inquire on your behalf.
 
Fitness Level Required:
A leisurely to moderate level of fitness will be required.
Moderate level of fitness is described as involving more physical activity, including biking, longer day hikes or extended walking and standing, low-altitude treks, and water-based activities such as canoeing or low-grade kayaking. Guests using any walking aid other than a walking stick would be advised to reconsider as surfaces may be uneven.
 
Please note: If you have any concerns, please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Yellow Fever:
A valid international certificate of vaccination against Yellow Fever is required in many countries. You may need to present this on arrival at the airport or border crossing. Some countries will refuse entry if you are unable to present your certificate. It's also common for your home country to request a Yellow Fever certificate upon arrival.
You must check with your doctor well before leaving home about the Yellow Fever requirements for the countries you'll be visiting.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Land
Gratuities (tips) are not included for the services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The recommended tip is $10-15 USD per person per day. This covers the guide/leader and the driver and will be collected on tour.
Please note: Tipping for services provided is always a matter of personal discretion; however, please be aware that many locals consider tipping part of their normal remuneration, and they may approach you for payment; there's no need to be intimidated by the request.
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: If entry to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary, where possible, may be adjusted, or a similar activity will be offered in its place (subject to availability).
 
Shopping:
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved. If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all your receipts.
 
Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader.
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions regarding shopping for further information.
Visas

Chile
To enter Chile, Australian citizens must obtain a valid visa before arrival. With this visa, you can enter Chile for up to 90 days for recreational, sports, health, study, business, family or other similar purposes. If you are transiting via Chile, you will still need to apply for a visa if the transit time is over 8 hours and you need to pass the immigration point. Entry and exit conditions can change at short notice. Contact the Embassy or Consulate of Chile for details about visas, currency, customs and quarantine rules.
 
See E-visa para Australia (in Spanish) for visa requirements and the link to the application form. Visa applications can be lodged online directly on the Online website (Spanish). You can choose between English and Spanish. Once you've submitted your application, it will be reviewed by the Chilean Consulate you selected in the application. The validity period of your tourist visa is likely to be based on the travel dates you defined in your application form. Make sure you consider this when selecting from the visa options. Visas must be lodged through the SAC CIUDADANOS portal only https://tramites.minrel.gov.cl/.
 
Argentina
As a tourist, you can stay for up to 90 days without a visa, but you'll need:
-a return or onward ticket
-a valid passport
-travel/medical insurance
 
You don't need to undertake a COVID-19 test before travelling.
You will need to have travel or medical insurance coverage for your time in Argentina, which covers you in case of hospital admission for COVID-19.
 
Visit Argentina's National Directorate for Migration's website for up-to-date information on entry requirements (website in Spanish).
 
Peru
Australian tourists don't need a visa. You can get a permit to stay for up to 3 months when you arrive. If you overstay your permit, you'll have to pay a fine before leaving the country.
In other situations, you'll need to apply for a visa through an embassy or consulate of Peru.
Entry and exit conditions can change at short notice. You can contact the nearest embassy or consulate of Peru for the latest details. They'll tell you about visas, currency, customs and other travel requirements.
Important: 
• Please start arranging your visa three weeks before departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours.
• Visa rules may have changed since Covid-19. Some countries and airlines may require you to obtain an additional visa before arrival. Please check with the nearest embassy, consulate or immigration department of the destination you're entering.
Please note: 
• Passengers who are not Australian citizens must also check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required.
• It is also important to note that some areas of employment, such as journalism, government authorities and charity organisations, may have additional restrictions in applying for visas. This may, in turn, affect the type of application required.

Schedule of fees

Voluntary Changes
This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.
• Changes - $100 AUD per booking and any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.
 
Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
• If the incorrect name has been provided, charges of $100 AUD per booking and any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.
 
Supplier Fees
In the event the tour package you have purchased is unable to proceed, and/or a travel Supplier is unable to fulfil the tour due to external circumstances (Limitation of Liability e.g. a Force Majeure event), there may be a fee or amount of money that is withheld by our Suppliers and is unrecoverable. This may be due to non-refundable airline tickets, cancellation penalties with cruise cabins or unrecoverable payments with our land/accommodation partners. If refunds are not available from Suppliers, we will endeavour to obtain a travel credit on the best terms available and communicate these outcomes to you. In the event we are unable to obtain a refund or travel service credit, or part thereof, this cost is passed on to the customer as a Supplier Fee.

Important information
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You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member to earn points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions.

To earn Qantas Points with Qantas Tours, Members will be required to provide a valid Frequent Flyer number and last name at checkout. Only the lead traveller, the primary contact for the booking, will earn 3 Qantas Points per AU$1 spent (including GST) on eligible holiday packages. Qantas Points will not be earned and cannot be redeemed on any amounts payable directly to the hotel. Conditions apply. Qantas Points will be credited to a member's account up to 8 weeks after tour completion. Qantas Points will not be earned on cancelled bookings.

In addition to the 3 Qantas Points per AU$1 spent, each Frequent Flyer member who enters their Qantas Frequent Flyer number into the booking will also earn Status Credits and Qantas Points on the flight component of the package. The amount you earn depends on your flights, the operating airline, fare class and member status. Find out how many Qantas Points you could earn on your next Qantas Tours flights with our online Points Calculator. Terms and conditions apply.

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Points Plus Pay allows you to choose the number of Qantas Points you redeem above the minimum level of 4,000 and pay for the remainder of the booking value with an accepted payment method. TripADeal booking terms and conditions apply.

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Travel More in 2024 Offer - Terms and Conditions

During the promotional period of 12:01am Saturday 1 June 2024 to 11:59pm Thursday 20 June 2024 (AEST), customers will receive $250 off tour, cruise, exclusive hotel package or experience deals listed on tours.qantas.com with departure dates between 1 August and 31 December 2024. Adding an ‘arrive early’ option to a January 2025 departure date will not qualify for the offer. The Offer will not apply where a deal departs in January 2025 and where an ‘arrive early’ option is selected to move the departure date into 2024. The $250 off will be automatically applied at the check-out page on tours.qantas.com when offer requirements are met. The $250 off Offer applies to new bookings only with minimum cash spend of $4,999, excluding Point Redemptions and promotional vouchers. Offer is valid once per order.

The offer can be used in conjunction with bookings made using Qantas Points, however the offer is based on cash spent excluding Point Redemptions and promotional vouchers. Customers will continue to earn the standard 3 Qantas Points per $1 spent on the total cash booking value. You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member to earn and use points.

The offer does not apply to non-Exclusive Hotel Packages, associated travel services, concierge flight tickets, travel visas, or travel insurance. The offer can be used in conjunction with Tours Gift Certificates and vouchers. The offer is non-refundable, non-redeemable for cash, and cannot be used with any other offer/promotion. Offer excludes credit card surcharges.

All deals and travel dates are subject to availability and may be sold out, or can be withdrawn or varied without notice. All bookings will be bound by the Terms and Conditions and Important Information of your selected deal.

Payment is required in full, together with the redemption of the Qantas Tours offer. The offer must be used within the stated validity period.

Qantas Tours is operated by TripADeal. To redeem this offer, book online at qantas.com/tours or contact the TripADeal Sales and Service centre on 137 066. Changes, refunds, cancellations and other service queries are bound by the TripADeal terms and conditions. Qantas Points will be credited to a member's account up to 8 weeks after cruise, or tour completion. Qantas Points will not be earned on cancelled bookings, or on any amounts payable directly to the hotel, cruise or tour operator.

Terms and conditions are subject to change at any time and without notice.