Chile & Argentina with the Federation of Ontario Law Associations

with Iguazú Falls extension
Feb 14-25, 2020 / 12 DAYS

Discover Patagonia on a journey between two vibrant capitals.

Starting in the Chilean cultural hub of Santiago, set out for Buenos Aires by way of South America’s breathtaking Patagonia region. Take it all in as …

Your package includes

  • 9 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 9 breakfasts
  • 3 lunches
  • 2 dinners with beer or wine
  • Guided sightseeing tours
  • Expert Tour Director & local guides
  • Private deluxe motor coach
  • 2 on-tour flights
  • 3 hours of Continuing Professional Development Credits

Included highlights

Santiago, Punta Arenas, Patagonian estancia visit, Torres del Paine National Park, Perito Moreno Glacier, Buenos Aires’ La Boca neighbourhood

Tour pace

On this guided tour, you’ll walk for about 3 hours daily across moderately uneven terrain, including rocky ground and unpaved trails.

Itinerary

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Overnight Flight / 1 NIGHT

Feb 14: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to Santiago today.

Santiago / 2 NIGHTS

Feb 15: Arrival in Santiago & sightseeing tour

Included meals: Lunch

Welcome to Chile! Gather with your fellow travellers at a welcome lunch. Then, set out to explore Santiago on a guided sightseeing tour.  • Drive through the city’s Barrio Bellavista, known for its bohemian charm  • Pass the Barrio Lastarria and the Chilean National Museum of Fine Arts  • Walk up Santa Lucía Hill to soak in incredible views from the spot where Santiago was founded in 1541  • Head to Plaza de Armas where you’ll see Santiago Metropolitan Cathedral, the Chilean National History Museum, and the Central Post Office Building

Feb 16: Free day in Santiago & professional development

Included meals: Breakfast

Enjoy a free day in Santiago or add an excursion. This evening, gather with your group to enjoy an included drink and earn credits as you enjoy an hour and a half of Continued Professional Development.  Please note: The professional development may be moved to the evening of day 4 depending on room availability.

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Valparaíso & Chilean Wine Country
9 hours
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Your day begins with a visit to the coastal city of Valparaíso, locally known as “The Jewel of the Pacific.” Here, you’ll embark on a guided tour of the city, passing through the UNESCO-recognized port and historic quarter. Continue through Plaza Sotomayor and the Port and Central neighborhoods to the Queen Victoria funicular for a ride up to Cerro Alegre and Cerro Concepción. This pair of hilltop neighborhoods is famous for colorful houses and imaginative street art. Stroll through their whimsical streets on a walking tour before enjoying free time for lunch. Then, make your way outside of the city to the nearby Casablanca Valley, where you’ll stop at a local vineyard for a tour and tasting. Sample the winery’s signature sauvignon blanc, pinot noir, and chardonnay before making your way back to Santiago.9 hours and departs in the morningSave $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs.

Punta Arenas / 1 NIGHT

Feb 17: Flight to Punta Arenas & sightseeing tour

Included meals: Breakfast

Fly to Punta Arenas in southern Patagonia this morning. Then, set off on a guided tour alongside your Tour Director.  • Visit Mirador Cerre de la Cruz to soak in beautiful views of the city  • Walk around the Cemetery of Punta Arenas  • Stroll through Plaza de Armas, the city’s main square  • View the beautiful European-style architecture of the Palacio Sara Braun

Torres del Paine Region / 2 NIGHTS

Feb 18: Torres del Paine Region via estancia & professional development

Included meals: Breakfast

Spend a free morning in Punta Arenas or add an excursion. Then, visit a Patagonian estancia, or ranch, as you make your way to the Torres del Paine region.  • Learn about work and life on the ranch while watching a sheep-shearing demonstration  • Enjoy a barbecue lunch of regional specialties  This evening, gather with your group to enjoy a pisco sour and earn credits as you enjoy an hour and a half of Continued Professional Development.  Please note: The professional development may be moved to the evening of day  4 depending on room availability.

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Isla Magdalena Penguin Colony
5 hours
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Board a ferry for a ride across the Magellan Strait to Magdalena Island, part of the Los Pingüinos Natural Monument. As you sail, circumnavigate Isla Marta while keeping an eye out for the colonies of sea lions and flocks of marine birds that take refuge there. Then, disembark on the nearby Isla Magdalena, a popular nesting ground for Magellanic penguins. Take some time to get up close to these charming birds before cruising back to the mainland. Please note: This excursion is seasonal and runs from mid-October through mid-April. The weather in the Magellan Strait during this time of year can be cold and windy, so we recommend wearing warm clothes and a hat. We also recommend bringing sunglasses and a camera. In the event of rough waters, be prepared for the possibility of seasickness.5 hours and departs in the afternoonSave $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs.

Feb 19: Torres del Paine National Park via Milodon Cave

Included meals: Breakfast

Make your way to Torres del Paine National Park, one of the largest of its kind in Chile. En route, stop to enter Milodon Cave to view its wealth of prehistoric fossils. Then, set out to explore the park’s many natural wonders.  • View the towering peaks of Los Cuernos del Paine, for which the park was named  • Stand on the banks of Lago Pehoé, Lago Nordenskjöld, and Lago Grey, three of the park’s glittering glacial lakes  • Enjoy an included lunch at Lago Grey restaurant  • Take a short hike to see the churning Salto Grande waterfall  • Try to spot guanacos, foxes, rheas, and birds as you go  Sit down for an included dinner in Puerto Natales this evening.

El Calafate / 2 NIGHTS

Feb 20: Transfer to El Calafate

Included meals: Breakfast

Cross the border into Argentina as you make your way to the town of El Calafate. Later, enjoy a free evening.  Please note: You’ll depart for Argentina early in the morning.

Feb 21: Los Glaciares National Park

Included meals: Breakfast

Make your way to Los Glaciares National Park today for an up-close look at the growing Perito Moreno Glacier.  • Stop at Lago Argentino to take in the surrounding mountain views, keeping an eye out for the flamingos and condors that call the lake their home (seasonal)  • Arrive in Los Glaciares National Park and embark on a cruise along the Perito Moreno Glacier face  • Take in views of the glacier from a scenic overlook and enjoy free time to explore the surrounding walking paths

Buenos Aires / 3 NIGHTS

Feb 22: Flight to Buenos Aires

Included meals: Breakfast

Board your flight to Buenos Aires this morning.  Then, spend free time in the city or add an excursion.

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Tango Show & Dinner
5 hours
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Relax and enjoy the show as accomplished tangueros, or tango dancers, perform their national dance. Accompanied by live music, the elegant performers will transport you to a bygone era. You’ll also enjoy a dinner featuring regional specialties and Argentine wine.5 hours and departs in the evening, dinner includedSave $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs.

Feb 23: Sightseeing tour of Buenos Aires

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Embark on a guided tour of the city where tango was born.  • Drive through the aristocratic Retiro and Recoleta neighbourhoods to visit the grave of Eva Perón, the former First Lady of Argentina  • Make your way past the National Museum of Fine Arts and the beautiful parks and gardens of Palermo  • Drive along 9 de Julio Avenue, the widest street in the world  • Explore Plaza de Mayo, site of the May Revolution in 1810, and enter the neoclassical Metropolitan Cathedral  • Enjoy free time in the La Boca neighbourhood, where the influence of its Italian settlers can still be felt today  Later, celebrate your trip with your group at a farewell dinner.

Feb 24: Departure

Included meals: Breakfast

Relax in a dayroom in Buenos Aires before boarding your flight home tonight or early tomorrow morning. If you’re continuing on the tour extension, you’ll fly to the Argentinian side of Iguazú Falls this afternoon.

Overnight Flight / 0 NIGHTS

Feb 25: Arrival at home

Arrive home today.

Extension / Starting from $1449 pp

Iguazú Falls / 4 NIGHTS

Feb 24: Flight to the Iguazú Falls Region

Included meals: Breakfast

Fly to the Argentinian side of Iguazú Falls this afternoon.

Feb 25: Sightseeing tour of Iguazú Falls

Included meals: Breakfast

Spend the day soaking in the natural wonders of Iguazú National Park.  • Board an ecological rainforest train and ride to Devil’s Throat, the most famous section of the falls  • Walk along the forested footpaths on the Argentinian side of the falls for panoramic views of the waters  Please note: Pack raingear for this morning’s activities and be prepared to walk on slippery, wet terrain.  Enjoy a free evening in the Iguazú Falls region or add an excursion.

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Iguazú Cultural Dinner
4 hours
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Whip up some of Argentina’s signature dishes while learning about the country’s food traditions during this interactive and unique dining experience. Start off by learning to make empanadas, a stuffed bread dish, and alfajores, which are regional cookies. Then, try your hand at preparing mate, a traditional, caffeinated South American drink made from yerba mate leaves. After, sip on unlimited wine during a steak dinner. As you eat, you’ll learn about the different cuts of Argentinian meat. At the end of the night, you’ll receive the recipes for each of the dishes you made so you can recreate your Argentine meal for friends and family at home.4 hours and departs in the evening, dinner includedSave $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs.

Feb 26: Iguazú Falls Jeep & boat ride

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Explore Iguazú Falls from a new perspective this morning.  • Take a Jeep ride through the sub-tropical rainforest  • Hop aboard an inflatable power boat to ride through the Macuco Falls Canyon  • Soak in the panoramic views of the falls from the Iguazú Basin  Please note: Pregnant women and people with heart or back conditions are restricted from taking part in this morning’s activities.  Enjoy a free afternoon in the Iguazú Falls region or add an excursion. Sit down for an included dinner this evening.

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La Aripuca & Guaraní Community Visit
6 hours
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Head to La Aripuca, an outdoor agricultural and ecological center, where you’ll learn about the region’s unique environment. A local guide will bring you through the site and show you the center’s main log structure, which is constructed from over one million pounds of endangered trees. Next, join a Guaraní Native Indian guide to visit the Yriapú village, which is one of the last remaining indigenous Guaraní communities. The Guaraní people have lived throughout Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia, and Brazil since before the 14th century and their rich culture continues to be a strong influence in the region. While here you’ll learn about their language and customs before ending the day with a 45-minute walk through the jungle to experience the area’s natural beauty. Please note: This excursion includes walking through the jungle on uneven, damp terrain.6 hours and departs in the afternoonSave $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs.

Feb 27: Flight to Buenos Aires & departure

Included meals: Breakfast

Fly back to Buenos Aires and relax in a dayroom before boarding your overnight or early morning flight home.

Feb 28: Arrival at home

Included meals: Breakfast

Arrival at home.

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