Suggested itinerariesPatagonia ExploredThis trip takes in two of the main highlights of thewonderful and vast expanse of Patagonia - Torresdel Paine National Park in Chile and the PeritoMoreno Glacier in Argentina. By choosing how youwould like to explore these places you can makethe trip as active or as relaxing as you wish, so theonly prerequisite is a love of the great outdoors.Day 1Fly from the UK to Chile.Day 2Arrive in Santiago. Optionalafternoon city tour.Day 3Fly south to Punta Arenas, andtransfer into Torres del PaineNational Park.Days 4-5Excursions into Torres del Paine, by foot, horse or vehicle.Day 6Travel overland across the borderwith Argentina to the town of El Calafate.Day 7A trip to the mighty Perito MorenoGlacier including a trek on the iceitself (age restrictions apply).Day 8At leisure, or take an optionalexcursion into the Patagoniancountryside to see a local estancia, or further glaciers.Day 9Fly north to Buenos Aires.Day 10A full day tour exploring thefascinating capital of Argentina.Day 11Begin your journey home.Day 12Arrive in the UK.Stay longerThe Lake Districts of either Chile or Argentina canbe visited on the journey south or north in thisitinerary, so that northern Patagonia can also beexplored. Alternatively Peninsula Valdés inArgentina is great for wildlife enthusiasts, theabundant marine life can be seen by stopping offhere on the way up to Buenos Aires.www.audleytravel.com/chile ?01993 838 640 ?Chile115SantiagoPunta ArenasEl CalafateCHILEARGENTINABuenos AiresVineyards and VolcanoesFor those who are partial to wine and adventurebut are perhaps a little short on time this is theideal trip. It can also be done all year round. Start by exploring the capital of Santiago beforeheading into the nearby Central Valley to visitsome world-famous vineyards and wineries. Thenhead north to the Atacama Desert for someadventurous explorations amongst the volcanoes.Day 1Fly from the UK to Chile.Day 2Arrive in Santiago. Afternoon at leisure.Day 3A morning tour of Chile's capital city.Day 4Travel south of Santiago into theColchagua Valley, the heart of Chile'swine producing region.Day 5A full day tour of some localvineyards to see the productionprocess.Day 6Return to Santiago and fly north toCalama, from here transfer to thesmall town of San Pedro de Atacama.Days 7-8Explore the magical landscape of theAtacama Desert, by foot, horse,bicycle or vehicle.Day 9Fly back to Santiago and connectwith your international flight home.Day 10Arrive in the UK.Stay longerFor those with a sense of adventure and a love ofthe great outdoors there is nothing morespectacular than heading up from San Pedro deAtacama into southwestern Bolivia. Visit multi-coloured lagoons, marvel at stark landscapesdotted with nothing but llamas, and walk on thelargest salt pan in the world at Uyuni.Self-drive through ChileIf you like the independence of driving yourselfaround, Chile is a perfect destination. Start inSantiago and finish in the Lake District some 1,000kilometres later, having explored the vineyards ofthe Central Valley and enjoyed the beautifulscenery of the northern and southern Lake District. Day 1Fly from the UK to Chile.Day 2Arrive in Santiago, afternoon atleisure to relax or explore.Day 3Pick up your hire car and begin thejourney south towards the wineriesof the Central Valley, where you willstay overnight.Day 4Continue south out of the vineyardsand drive through rolling hills headingfor Chillán.Day 5Continue on down the Pan AmericanHighway, heading towards the startof the Chilean Lake District. Stay fortwo nights in Pucón.Day 6Explore the area of the NorthernLake District in your hire car. Day 7Heading off the main route a littleyou will drive towards Huilo Huilo.Day 8Leaving Huilo Huilo drive south tothe lakeside town of Puerto Varas.Day 9A day to explore the area, perhapstaking the ferry to visit Chiloé Island.Day 10Fly south to Punta Arenas, pick up anew car and travel into Torres delPaine National Park.Days 11-12Self-drive explorations of Torres delPaine and around.Day 13Drive back to Punta Arenas, fly toSantiago where you will spend the night.Day 14Transfer to the airport to begin yourjourney home.Day 15Arrive in the UK.Stay longerAny trip to Chile with time in Torres del Painemeans that crossing over into Argentina to see thePerito Moreno glacier is easily possible. This canthen be followed with a few days in the fascinatingcapital of Buenos Aires.CalamaColchagua ValleySantiagoCHILEARGENTINASantiagoPucónPunta ArenasTorres del PaineCHILEARGENTINAAtacama DesertPuerto Varas
116Falkland IslandsWest Point IslandVisit one of the largest black-browed albatross colonies inthe world.Carcass IslandA small and incrediblypicturesque island, home to alarge variety of wildlife frombirds to elephant seals.21Saunders IslandStay at the deserted Rookery forthe most off-the-beaten trackwildlife experience imaginable.Pebble IslandA great place for long but gentlewalks, with abundant wildlifefrom penguins to seals to enjoyalong the way.Port HowardStroll around the largest workingsheep farm on West Falkland.543King penguins at Volunteer Point12345678910San CarlosThis beautiful part of EastFalkland is the site of the Britishcemetery honouring the fallenof the 1982 conflict.Volunteer PointThe world's most accessiblecolony of king penguins is afascinating place to watch thesocial interaction of thesebeautiful birds.Stanley A little piece of Britain in theSouth Atlantic, the capital is agreat place to feel the uniquespirit of the islands.Sea Lion IslandA stone's throw from the lodgeis a beach that is a favourite ofboth elephant seals and orcas.Darwin & Goose Green Places whose names resonatewith memories of the 1982 conflict.687109Huge skies, pure clean air, peace and tranquillity and a warmwelcome - not to mention the curiousexperience of having penguins inspectyour shoelaces -await you when youvisit the wild and rugged FalklandIslands. One of the main reasons tovisit is the outstanding wildlifeviewing opportunities afforded by theislands' location close to the Antarcticconvergence. However, the fabulousbird and marine life is just part ofthe islands' charm. It is a wonderfuldestination for anyone who wants to learn about the pioneering spirit of the current islanders' ancestors, or for those who simply want towalk, draw, photograph or fish inglorious isolation. There is also theislands' recent history, which is welldocumented in a number of museumsand memorials. A visit to the unique,starkly beautiful Falkland Islands isa rich and rewarding experience.