Experience Patagonia

13 Days / 12 Nights

HIGHLIGHTS

Buenos Aires - Puerto Madryn - Ushuaia - El Calafate - Bariloche

Visit Buenos Aires, enjoy a tango evening, then head to some whale watching in Puerto Madryn. Continue to Ushuaia where you will discover the Tierra del Fuego National Park and its unique ecosystem. Visit a colony of Magellanic Penguins then head to El Calafate for boat trip to the Perito Moreno glacier. Next is Bariloche where you will have a chance to go kayaking on the Nahuel Huapi Lake with amazing mountain landscapes. 

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Day 1. Arrive Buenos Aires (-/-/-)

On arrival private transfer from the international airport to your hotel.

Rest of the day is free at leisure.

Overnight accommodation at Kenton Buenos Aires Hotel. Website: http://www.kentonpalacebsas.com.ar/

Day 2. Buenos Aires (B/-/D)

Breakfast in the hotel then short sightseeing in Buenos Aires.

 

Buenos Aires is one of the most fascinating cities in both Latin America and the world. Be it for its splendid and varied architecture, with its old Colonial buildings, French palaces and state-of-the-art skyscrapers; for its vibrant nightlife and endless cultural options; or maybe just for the rich identity of the Porteños, who proudly bear the European heritage of their ancestors, more and more visitors are coming to visit.

 

Discover the history of “May Square”, the site of the most important historical events and where the protagonists made history. See its surroundings, the most emblematic buildings, and learn all about them. Then enjoy May Avenue and wonder in awe at the oldest residential neighborhood in Buenos Aires: San Telmo. Walk along its cobble-stoned streets and discover its antiques shops and picturesque buildings. Live and feel the original Tango in the neighborhood of La Boca: walk along “Caminito Street” and enjoy the dancers and souvenir shops. See the mythical Boca Juniors soccer stadium. Contemplate the modernization of the city whilst traveling along “Madero Port” and its exclusive docks, full of excellent restaurants and large office buildings. Pass through the Retiro neighborhood and move on to see Palermo and its most exclusive residential area before finally arriving at Recoleta. Once there, discover the final resting place of Eva Peron, “Evita” and wander through Recoleta Cemetery where she is to be found. Afternoon free at leisure.

In the evening, dinner and tango show at La Ventana http://www.laventanaweb.com/

In the very heart of San Telmo neighbourhood, this refurbished historic conventillo is a classic building of the Buenos Aires culture. La Ventana is a trip to older times. The interior architectural style is preserved, and creates the ideal setting for a unique experience; 35 artists in scene, two tango orchestras, a folklore band, dancers and singers; a menu that consists of several traditional and international dishes, and a list of excellent Argentine wines

Overnight accommodation at Kenton Buenos Aires Hotel. Website: http://www.kentonpalacebsas.com.ar/

Day 3. Buenos Aires – Trelew - Puerto Madryn (B/-/-)

Private transfer to the airport for your flight to Trelew. On arrival transfer to Puerto Madryn. Rest of the day free at leisure.

Overnight accommodation at Peninsula Valdes Hotel – Website: http://www.hotelpeninsula.com.ar/esp/

Day 4. Puerto Madryn - Peninsula Valdes Whale Watching (B/-/-)

We depart early in the morning towards the Provincial Wildlife Reserve Peninsula Valdes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After an hour's drive we arrive in Puerto Piramides, where we take a boat tour (optional) for whale watching (Eubalaena australis) between June and December, and of Southern Sea lions (Otaria flavescens) and cormorants between January and March. There is no navigation in Puerto Piramides during April and May. Around noon we leave for Punta Delgada to have lunch (not included) at the Lighthouse complex, where we have the chance of walking down to the beach to take a closer look of the elephant seals. Then we depart for Punta Cantor to observe the peninsula’s Atlantic coastline, and we reach the initial stretch of the Valdes Inlet (Caleta Valdes). After the observation and interpretation of the coastal geology, we drive back to the Ameghino Isthmus for a tour of the Visitor Centre. Along the way we have good chance of viewing animals such as guanacos, rheas, foxes, cavies, armadillos and skunks, among others.

Whale Watching in Peninsula Valdés by Yellow Submarine

Unlike the conventional whale watching, the semi-submersible Yellow Submarine allows us to watch whales submersed in their environment. Underwater, the perspective looks completely different, which is comparable only to the experience of diving among them. While they remain close to the vessel watch them through the 40 viewing windows on the lower deck. On board, passengers can walk around at their pleasure on the submersed lower deck, or on the outdoor upper deck.

Overnight accommodation at Peninsula Valdes Hotel – Website: http://www.hotelpeninsula.com.ar/esp/

Day 5. Puerto Madryn - Trelew - Ushuaia (B/-/-)

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Ushuaia. On arrival transfer to the hotel.

Overnight accommodation at Albatros Hotel – Website: http://www.albatroshotel.com.ar/

Day 6. Ushuaia - Tierra del Fuego National Park (B/-/-)

A natural and tranquil trip. In this trip, we will go through the main and most important parts of the park. Around noon, as we are walking, we will have a very special panorama of the unique ecosystem of the Tierra del Fuego. The guides will give you an experience filled with the passion they have for these locations, creating an unforgettable moment. Bahia Lapataia, the Lago Roca and the Bahia Ensenada are some of the places that will be visited in the southernmost park in the world.

This tour runs between October and May only.

Overnight accommodation at Albatros Hotel – Website: http://www.albatroshotel.com.ar/

Day 7. Ushuaia - Estancia Harberton + Trek + Penguins (B/-/-)

We depart in the morning, via national route 3, to its intersection with the famous route “J”, where we turn into the coastal zone, bordering the river valley Lasifashaj, almost to the mouth of the Beagle Channel in Brown Bay. The first activity of this trip is to get to know the oldest stables in Tierra del Fuego, the “Estancia Harberton” where we will board a zodiac to go to visit a colony of Megellanic penguins and shentoo. After we learn a bit more about them, we will head back to the estancia (ranch) where we will learn about its history and present days. Enjoy a box lunch and begin walking along the coast of the river Lasifashaj, there is a unique waterfall that is the product of the narrowing of the river valley. We will enjoy the unique solitude and unforgettable landscapes. We will also get to know the Puerto Almanza and in the afternoon will return to Ushuaia.

 

Overnight accommodation at Albatros Hotel – Website: http://www.albatroshotel.com.ar/

Day 8. Ushuaia - El Calafate (B/-/-)

Transfer to the airport for your flight to El Calafate. On arrival transfer to the hotel.

Overnight accommodation at Mirador del Lago Hotel – Website: http://www.miradordellago.com.ar/

Day 9. El Calafate - Perito Moreno Glacier (B/-/-)

Departure to Perito Moreno glacier, unique in the world as it is in constant motion. On the way you will see beautiful places in the Andean foothills along the south bank of Lake Argentino. After crossing the rivers Centinela and Mitre, enter the National Park Los Glaciares. Next to Lake Rico you will spot the first icebergs floating on the water before you can finally appreciate the full extent of this natural wonder declared World Heritage by the United Nations.

Embark on a safari boat trip to appreciate the majestic south wall of the Perito Moreno Glacier. This glacier ice wall is about 60m high and another extends another 100m below lake level. The boat takes you to about 200m from where the glacier touches the Magallanes Peninsula and then follows the south wall allowing you to enjoy the landslides that occur daily and the magical beauty of the cracks and its intense blue colour. 

Overnight accommodation at Mirador del Lago Hotel – Website: http://www.miradordellago.com.ar/

Day 10. El Calafate - Bariloche (B/-/-)

Transfer to the airport for your flight to San Carlos de Bariloche. On arrival transfer to the hotel.

Overnight accommodation at Cacique Inacayal Hotel – Website: http://www.hotelinacayal.com.ar/

Day 11. Bariloche Discovery: Hiking, Kayaking, Sightseeing (B/L/-)

A great outdoor experience in Northern Patagonia & the Lake District. Paddle the pristine waters of Nahuel Huapi & Moreno Lake, enjoy a Gourmet Pic Nic lunch by the lake in a secluded bay, and explore “Miradores del Brazo Tristeza”, with stunning and spectacular views of Mount Tronador, the lake & the Andean landscapes.

Transfer along Bustillo Avenue with spectacular vistas of Lake Nahuel Huapi and mountain landscapes. We’ll pass in front of the Luxurious Llao Llao hotel, Pañuelo Port and reaching López Bay, where our adventure tour begins. Kayaks and guides will be ready and you will have an easy introduction on paddling skills, safety, the kayak gear and itinerary briefing in order to start paddling on lakes Nahuel Huapi and Moreno discovering its coasts and hidden bays. There is enough time to take photos and explore. We´ll paddle for about 1 ½ hour in a pleasant rhythm with some breaks for resting and discovering the impressive landscapes. In one of the hidden bays we´ll land for a memorable fine outdoor lunch of typical Patagonian Cuisine, Argentinean “Malbec” wines and a tasty dessert.

After lunch we´ll continue paddling a little bit more to reach our head trail and begin the hiking stage up (1 ½ hour) to the viewpoints of Tristeza Branch and its incredible panoramic points from where most of lake Nahuel Huapi, its islands, neighbouring hills and at the back the magnificent Mount Tronador, with its glaciers and endless snow can be seen. Begin the descent and arrive to the vehicle from where we continue discovering the beauty of Bariloche and the lake district. Pause at the Panoramic Viewpoint “Punto Panorámico”, where Nahuel Huapi, Victoria Island and the mountain range are the major sights. We’ll arrive back to the hotel late afternoon.

 

Overnight accommodation at Cacique Inacayal Hotel – Website: http://www.hotelinacayal.com.ar/

Day 12. Victoria island and Arrayanes Forest cruise (B/-/-)

After approximately 30 minutes by boat, we arrive to Puerto Anchorena on Victoria Island. It is feasible to hike and walk around the island, visiting the former conifer nursery. You can take a chairlift to the summit of Cerro Bella Vista at 900 metres. Continue by boat to Puerto Quetrihue, on the peninsula of the same name, where you can visit the world famous Myrtle Forest. This is a unique arboreal formation with ancient trees. The bark of this tree is cold, totally smooth and tan. It has white flowers similar to orange blossom and violet fruits of pleasant taste. The Myrtle Forest has been declared a Natural Monument.

Overnight accommodation at Cacique Inacayal Hotel – Website: http://www.hotelinacayal.com.ar/

Day 13. Departure (B/-/-)

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires where you will be transferred to the international terminal for your departure flight.

PRICES AND INCLUSIONS

13 DAYS / 12 NIGHTS FROM £3,210 per person + international flights

based on 2 people travelling together till December 2018.

Please note that some elements of this tour include shared services!

Upgrade to fully private experiences possible on request.

The price includes:

All mentioned activities with guide services

All taxes 

Meals as mentioned in the programme without drinks (B/L/D) = (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

The price does not include:

 

Return flights from the UK. Request a quote from us.

National Park Entrace Fees.

Anything not specifically mentioned above.

Optional tours, camera fees.

Tips to the guide and driver, porters and waiters.

Travel insurance.

Personal costs such as drinks, laundry, etc.

Peak season surcharges

Private transfer surcharges if required

National Park tickets, museums or Natural reserves entrance fees

Airport arrival/departure taxes (if any)

Meals and beverages not mentioned in itinerary

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