Argentinean Patagonia, a Journey to the Tip of the World

9 Days / 8 Nights

Argentinean Patagonia, a Journey to the Tip of the WorldArgentinean Patagonia, a Journey to the Tip of the World

A Journey by Private Car & Guide

Featuring: Buenos Aires, El Calafate ( Perito Moreno Glacier) & Ushuaia.

Daily arrivals in Buenos Aires

Transport yourself into another world; a planet of ice and mystery where nature carved and sculptured some of its best creations. Explore the breathtaking views of the world’s greatest glaciers, rich fauna and unique flora. Visit the Southernmost city in the world and sail through the Beagle Channel.


Itinerary

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  • Day 1 - Arrival in Buenos Aires

    Arrival in Buenos Aires and transfer to your hotel
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    Welcome to Argentina, The country of Tango, Gauchos, ice and the vast Pampas! Upon arrival in Buenos Aires, meet your guide and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure

  • Day 2 - Buenos Aires

    Morning City tour of Buenos Aires and afternoon at leisure. Tonight, dinner and Tango Show (b,d)
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    After breakfast at the hotel, meet your guide, and depart on a half-day City Tour, including Palermo Park, La Recoleta, where we visit the Evita Peron’s Tomb, La Boca (Caminito St.) and San Telmo neighborhoods. You will also visit Plaza de Mayo, the grand boulevard of Buenos Aires with its many remarkable buildings and architecture, including the Cabildo (the Town Hall). Casa Rosada (the government’s headquarters and where once, Evita and then President Juan Domingo Peron famously gave speeches from its balcony) the Cathedral, a fantastic work of religious architecture, and the last resting place of Argentina’s independence hero, General San Martin. Return to the Hotel. The afternoon is at leisure for shopping or personal activities. At night you will enjoy a Dinner Tango Show at a one of the city’s best Tango Clubs. (b,d)

  • Day 3 - Buenos Aires

    Day at leisure in Buenos Aires (b)
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    Entire day at leisure to enjoy “Paris of South America” or to join an optional tour. (b)

  • Day 4 - Buenos Aires / El Calafate (Lago Argentino)

    Depart the hotel to the airport for your flight to El Calafate. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel. (b)
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    Today we transfer to the airport for your flight to El Calafate, a city located on the shores of Lake Argentino. The name of the city is derived from a common Patagonian bush with yellow flowers and dark blue berries: the Calafate. The city is the travelers’ gateway to the Glaciers National Park and the two spectacular mountains, the Chalten the Torre. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel. (b)

  • Day 5 - Los Glaciares National Park (El Calafate)

    Full day tour to the Perito Moreno Glacier at the Los Glaciares National Park, including a boat ride in front of the Majestic Ice Wall, and lunch. (b,l)
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    This morning we depart on an unforgettable full day excursion to Los Glaciares National Park, declared in 1981 as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The park itself was created in 1937, and refers to the largest ice cap outside Antarctica and Greenland. The ice cap is the origin of 47 large glaciers. This ice field is the world's third largest reserve of fresh water. Due to the area’s geographical location, glaciers were formed here at low altitudes of only 4,900 feet (1,500 meters), while in other parts of the world, glaciers maybe found at altitude of above 8,200 feet (2,500 meters). Our visit today is dedicated to the Perito Moreno. It is one of the only 3 Patagonian glaciers that are still growing, despite the Global Warming. The glacier’s massive ice wall is 3 miles (5 km) wide with an average highest of 240 feet (74 mt) above the surface of the lake; however two-thirds of its depth is under water, making it a total of 558 feet (170 mt)-thick ice filed! The glacier can be watched from the safety and comfort of a promenade located on a cliff overlooking the constantly moving ice. These amazing facts as well as the easy access to the site crowned the Perito Moreno one of the most visited glaciers in the World. Your tour also includes a boat ride on the lake, to watch up close the giant icebergs cracking and falling into the lake with awe-inspiring thunders. (b.l)

  • Day 6 - Onelli Bay and Glacier (El Calafate)

    Cruise by Catamaran to the Onelli Bay for a short stroll to the Onelli Lagoon, home of a floating “Ice Sculptures Garden”. Afternoon at leisure. (b)
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    Another breathtaking day into the magic of floating ice. We depart by Catamaran for a scenic cruise on Lago Argentino toward the Onelli Bay. We then enjoy an easy stroll through a typical Patagonian forest. At the end of the trail we reach the Onelli Lagoon; a “storage place” of thousands of icebergs that had broken off the 3 different glaciers surrounding the lagoon. The result is an unforgettable “open air museum” of floating ice sculptures with endless shapes and colors. Afternoon at leisure in El Calafate. (b)

  • Day 7 - El Calafate / Ushuaia

    Transfer to the airport and flight to Ushuaia, the Southernmost city in the world. Transfer to your hotel (b)
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    After breakfast we transfer to the airport for your flight to Ushuaia, the Southernmost city in the world. Ushuaia is also the Capital of Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica and the Southern Islands Province. The city that was originally founded in the early twenties as a high security prison, following the example of the British in Tasmania and the French in Devil's Island. Today the city is one of the main gateways to Antarctica and for Tierra del Fuego. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel. (b)

  • Day 8 - Tierra del Fuego National Park (Ushuaia)

    Morning visit of the Tierra del Fuyego National Park. Afternoon scenic Catamaran cruise on the Beagle Channel. Lunch is included. (b,l)
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    Depart your hotel for a morning excursion to Tierra del Fuego National Park. The park was created by the Argentinean Government in 1960 with a mission to preserve the delicate and unique flora and fauna of the southernmost edge of the Andes. The park offers wild vistas of mountains and lagoons and peaceful hikes through sub-arctic forest. Among its local inhabitants you may spot the beavers and the red fox, muskrats and guanacos. That afternoon we return to the city to board a catamaran for a cruise through the famous Beagle Channel. The 150 miles long channel offers unparallelled views. During the cruise we will view the Sea Lion’s Island, where the “barking” of hundreds of Sea Lions are carried through the distance by the calm water of the channel. (b,l)

  • Day 9 - Depart Ushuaia

    Transfer to the airport or seaport for your departure (b)
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    Check out and transfer to the airport or seaport for your next adventure in Argentina, Chile or Antarctica (b)

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