Per Person (US dollars)
||US$ 9860 less discounts below|
|Tip Kitty||US$ 390|
Discounts Per-person (US dollars)
|Early Booking Bonus (Book before November 30, 2017)||subtract US$500|
|Early Booking Bonus (Book between Nov 30, 2017 and Jan 15, 2018)||subtract US$200|
|Alumni discount: For those who have previously been on one of our Private Journeys||subtract US$200|
Due at time of booking - Deposit 1 - US$ 3000
Due May 8, 2018 - Deposit 2 - US$ 3000
Due August 8, 2018 - Tour Balance
Pre-tour hotel price for extra nights prior to start of tour
|Hotel Faena including breakfast, taxes & fees||US$ 330 to 374 per room per night|
Post-tour hotel price for extra nights after the tour
|Le Reve Hotel including breakfast, taxes & fees||US$ 200 per room per night|
What's Included? (and what's not?)
Some parts of South America can present a few challenges when it comes to getting things done well while other places are easily explored, so we take this into account when planning what to include along the way.
For our entire journey, we include all breakfasts and many other meals in the price but we also encourage our guests to try local restaurants and bars during their free time. Our staff are always available to recommend great finds and our guests certainly enjoy poking about a bit on their own.
We include all transportation in Argentina and Chile, all transfers, all hotels, all guides and drivers and driver's helpers, all group luggage-handlers' fees, all internal air flights, all site admission fees and the assistance of our own staff along the way. This approach gives our guests a more carefree experience and reduces the hassle factor considerably.
Breakfasts: At most of our hotels you will wake up to a nice breakfast including breads, rolls, pastries, yogurt, fruit, cereals, eggs, cheeses and meats. Add to this excellent fruit juices and coffee!
Selected Lunches and Dinners: Whenever it is more convenient to eat lunch as a group we will do so and the cost is included. Usually this happens during an especially full day of sightseeing where it would be best to enjoy a lunch together and carry on. Dinners are included if we think our guests would especially enjoy a specific restaurant, usually one of our favourites.
It would be unwise on this trip to include all meals since the selection of excellent eating and drinking places is outstanding. Our guests continually tell us that they loved the freedom to choose where they wanted to eat on certain days rather than eating with the group at every meal. We agree and we believe we have this well-designed.
All meals which are included in the price are indicated on the detailed itinerary. Please see our Summary on Extra Costs (button below) for an estimate of the likely cost of those meals which are not included.
We include all transportation whenever the group moves from one place to another. This includes our comfortable and private minibuses, private vans and shared boats.
We also include all domestic air flights on modern aircraft.
- Buenos Aires-Iguazu
- Iguazu-Buenos Aires
- Buenos Aires-Calafate
- Punta Arenas-Puerto Montt
- Puerto Montt-Santiago
Unlike many other travel companies, we include all transfers throughout the entire trip including arrival and departure transfers in each location.
Private Guides and Drivers
In all locations we will be accompanied as required by professional local guides and drivers.
Hotel accommodation in all locations
We include a wonderful and varied selection of hotels and resorts along the way. To see details of our hotels, click "Trip Details" on the previous page then "Our Hotels".
Entrance fees, park fees and other fees for all sites included in the tour.
It's all included.
We include a comprehensive Trip Planning Guide which is distributed about five months prior to departure.
As well, we issue a daily journal and several local maps and other related information along the way.
We also provide a pre-departure package containing detailed instructions for your arrival, a comprehensive packing list, contact numbers and more.
Plus we include the full support of the TrailFinders' Tour Leader and a few great surprises along the way.
Tips for guides, drivers and other helpers are administered by TrailFinders staff during the journey on behalf of our guests, thereby freeing them from the hassle of finding the appropriate exact funds for specific items on demand. These amounts are collected from our guests at time of booking and while the amounts are not technically "included in the tour price" they are collected ahead of time to avoid inconveniencing our guests along the way.
What's not included?
We do not include the following specific items in the price of our land tour.
- International air between Canada and South America. We are experts in international airfares and can help you decide which routing, airline, arrival day and time would be best for you. Please call us at 613-789-1900 or 888-765-7662 and we can discuss these and other options with you. If you are arranging your own air transportation, please check with us first.
- Travel Insurance premiums
- Visit to a Travel Medicine clinic and any prescribed vaccines or tablets
- As on any trip, you will of course be expected to pay on the spot for your own personal expenses such as drinks, laundry, souvenirs and so on.
We have estimated extra costs. Please click on the button below.
If you have any questions at all concerning trip costs, please call us. We strive for absolute accuracy and honesty.
International Air Recommendations
We are well aware of all airlines and all routings between Canada and South America and are available to assist you in determining your best option in economy, premium economy and business class. Even if you are planning to book your own air tickets, please speak with us first and we can discuss your options.
For those of you who are planning to use Aeroplan points to book air seats, we recommend that you do this well in advance and that you should attend TrailFinders Travel 102 Seminar before trying to use the Aeroplan site. Points seats are severely limited on each aircraft and they go fast, especially in Business Class. Again, please speak with us first.
We are always available to arrange your international air tickets according to your preferences and to watch current bookings at all times especially if airline schedule changes take place. Please call us at 613-789-1900 or 888-765-7662.