Tour to Patagonia
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Patagonia Family Vacation
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Adventure and Heritage of Southern Patagonia

from $3,550

Duration: 18 days.

The price is per person in double base and in American dollars.

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Adventure, Cultural, Nature, Sports
  • Activity Level High
  1. Day 1 Welcome to Argentina!

    Arrival at Ezeiza. A private transfer will take you to the hotel. In this first day after your flight, you will be free to discover the neighborhood at your rhythm. You will stay in Palermo, a dynamic neighborhood for a night out. You will find numerous boutiques, restaurants and and trendy bars. Take your time to watch the remarkable street art and to make a tour in the parks.

    Accommodation: Palo Santo Hotel (or similar)

  2. Day 2 Buenos Aires: Historic center/ Tango & Milonga

    AM: Today, a specialist guide will accompany you to discover the colorful streets of Caminito in the neighborhood of La Boca. Then you will continue to the historic center of the city: Plaza de Mayo, the Cabildo, and finish in the bohemian area of San Telmo.

    Duration: 4 hours.

    PM: A guide will join you in the early evening for an immersion in the Argentinian culture. This tour allows discovering the authentic Tango, the one practiced by the ”Porteños” (inhabitants of Buenos Aires) during their free time.

    You will discover a ”Milonga”, a tango ballroom where every night you can meet Tango lovers, this traditional dance declared Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. You can even take a Tango class in a small group to catch the first steps.

    Duration: 3 hours.

    Accommodation: Palo Santo Hotel (or similar)

  3. Day 3 Buenos Aires / Ushuaia

    Today, get ready to fly to the southernmost city in the world! That’s it, you’ve arrived at the end of the world!

    The rest of the day is free for you to visit the city. You can go for a stroll around the old colonial houses and visit the Museum of the End of the World and the Maritime Museum in the former penitentiary of Ushuaia.

    Accommodation: Cap Polonio Hotel (or similar)

  4. Day 4 PN Ushuaia and Beagle Channel

    In the morning you will be part of a half day small-group guided excursion to the breathtaking Tierra del Fuego National Park, with its dramatic scenery, waterfalls, forests, mountains and glaciers including parts of the Fagnano and Roca lakes. The Senda Costera (Coastal Path), connecting Ensenada Bay to Lapataia Bay on Lago Roca, is a popular hiking trail within the park.  

    Small group excursion (maximum 6 passengers)   

    Duration: 6 hours approx.   

    English-speaking guide and entrances to the National Park included    

     

    In the afternoon, you will join a group at Ushuaia pier to explore the Beagle Channel on a sailboat (or yacht depending on the weather conditions) Onboard, you will enjoy panoramic views of the city while starting this adventure to the Sea Lions Island and the Cormorants Island. You will also see the Les Eclaireurs lighthouse and descend on H Island for a short trek where you will be able to interpret the importance of this particular environment.

    Return to the pier after an amazing navigation on the southernmost city in the world. Return to the hotel on your own.

     

    Group excursion

    Duration: 4h00 approx.

    English-speaking guide included

    Port taxes are not included (USD 1 approx.) To be paid directly at the pier.

     

     

     

    Accommodation: Cap Polonio Hotel (or similar) 

     

  5. Day 5 San Pablo Cape and Rolito Ranch

    After your breakfast, a transfer will pick you up at the hotel and take you on a new adventure to discover some of the unique pearls buried in this country. You will enjoy Lake Escondido, the small town of Tolhuin and at noon we will arrive at provincial road ”A”, where we will take a gravel road to the Atlantic Ocean and Cape San Pablo. At this point, we will climb to an isolated mountain with an abandoned lighthouse at the end. You will enjoy the Desdemona, a big ship that has been abandoned for almost 40 years.

    Later, we continue to Estancia Rolito; a charming ranch that keeps the spirit of a family business based on the tradition of sheep farming. You can also take the time to tour a portion of the magnificent 500-acre lenga forest, following thick green paths, visiting the shed where there are woolen balls from the first mowing. After meeting the owners of the Estancia and know a little more about their story, we’ll return to the city after a unique experience.

     

    Small-group tour with English / Spanish-speaking guide.

    Lunch included. 

    Accommodation: Cap Polonio Hotel (or similar)

  6. Day 6 Ushuaia

    Early departure to Esmeralda Lake and Carbajal Mountain.

    It is one of the most beautiful and less visited places in Ushuaia. After a moment in Tierra Mayor Valley, you will start an intense walk that traverses a colorful glacial lagoon. Afterwards, you will reach the panoramic peak of the mountain.

    Accommodation: Cap Polonio Hotel (or similar)

  7. Day 7 Flight to El Calafate and dinner in the footsteps of Tehuelche peopl

    AM: Take off for El Calafate and the glacier region! 

    Pay attention during the landing, you will have the chance to see the Argentino Lake right next to the airport. 

    El Calafate is 2,800 km far from the city of Buenos Aires. Built on the south shore of Lago Argentino, El Calafate is the main gateway to the southern area of ​​Parque Nacional Los Glaciares and the incredible Perito Moreno Glacier, a well-known tourist attraction as well as Upsala Glacier and Fitz Roy Mountain, among others.

    At around 6 pm, your English / Spanish speaking guide will pick you up by 4×4 and he will take you to the turquoise lake next to the city center. 

    You will take a trail that offers an impressive panorama of the Andes to an archeological site where you will observe rock paintings from the pre-Tehuelche culture (more than 4000 years old!). Typical dinner on site (included), sheltered by a cave, before returning to El Calafate in the early evening. 

    PM: At around 6 pm, your English / Spanish speaking guide picks you up by 4×4 and takes you to the turquoise waters of the lake. You follow the trail offering an impressive panorama of the Andes to an archeological site where you will observe together rock paintings from the pre – tehuelche culture (more than 4000 years old!). Typical dinner on site, sheltered by a cave, before returning to El Calafate in the early evening. Dinner included. 

    Vehicle for 6 people. Maximum 18 people

    Accommodation: Blanca Patagonia Hotel (or similar)

  8. Day 8 Patagonian Ranch and Perito Moreno glacier

    Get ready to live a memorable day! Firstly, you will go through the Patagonian steppe before arriving at a typical Estancia. You will discover the traditional activities of the Argentinian gauchos and enjoy on the spot a typical ”asado” (barbecue) cooked right in front of you with the best wines of the country.

    After lunch in this memorable setting in the middle of the plains of Patagonia, you will navigate the South and Rico arms of Argentinian Lake to arrive to the wonderful Perito Moreno Glacier!  It is an enormous ice mass that covers an area of 250km and is one of the most impressive glaciers in the world. It is easy to approach the front of the glacier by walking along the footbridges.

    Group-excursion with English / Spanish-speaking guide.

    Lunch included

     

    Accommodation: Blanca Patagonia Hotel (or similar) 

  9. Day 8 Kayak in La Leona River

    Departure at 7:30 towards the River ”The Leona”. After an introduction to the conditions of the activity, you will start the adventure by the river. The route is 14km long.

    Halfway, you will stop for a trekking on ”Cerro Los Hornos” which lasts about two hours. You will be able to observe petrified logs, fossils and one of the oldest formations on the planet.

    Lunch break is made in one of the best point of view of the area (not included). Then, you will continue your kayaking trip to the ”Arroyo Turbio”.

    The return to El Calafate is scheduled at 16:30. It is not necessary to have prior experience. Kayaks are double.

    Accommodation: Blanca Patagonia Hotel (or similar)

  10. Day 10 El Calafate / El Chaltén

    Departure by regular bus to El Chaltén, the ”capital of trekking” in Argentina. After about a 3-hour drive through the steppes of Patagonia, you will arrive at the village where you can admire the famous Mount Fitz Roy. ”Chalten” is the name with which the Tehuelches of the area called the hill that Perito Moreno will later name as Fitz Roy. In the Aonikenk language, it means ”smoking mountain” and the natives, like many early explorers, assumed it was a volcano. In the afternoon, discover this picturesque village and its surroundings on your own.

    Accommodation: Senderos Inn (or similar)

  11. Day 11 El Chaltén

    Free day to hike around the Laguna de los Tres. It is one of the most beautiful in the area; it starts at the end of the main street San Martin, after the car park. A sign ”Senda al Fitz Roy” marks the starting point. After about 5 hours excluding the stops (10.2 km), you will get to the end, you will be at 1,170 meters high. Mount Fitz Roy pops up in front of you and a turquoise blue lake stretches out at your feet. The path is fully marked and well laid out. 

    Think about doing a picnic on the way up. 

     

    Accommodation: Senderos Inn (or similar) 

  12. Day 12 El Chaltén / Los Antiguos

    Free day for one of the possible self-guided walks in the area. 

    In the afternoon/ At night departure from El Chaltén by regular bus in direction to Los Antiguos, a small town located in the north of Santa Cruz province. We will go through 650 km along the emblematic Route 40. Night on board. 

    We suggest you take a lunch bag for dinner.

  13. Day 13 Arrival at Los Antiguos

    Arrival at Los Antiguos in the morning. Hotel Check-in. 

    Beginning of the activities that will allow you to discover another side of Patagonia.: 

    Natural Safari in Zeballos River (full day)

    In the morning, you will leave from Los Antiguos to the East, crossing the highest and most spectacular route of Southern Patagonia. We will arrive at Portezuelo Zeballos, at around 1500m high, a place that offers the possibility to watch flora and fauna of the region: condors, South Andean deers and “choiques” (rheas), for example.

    Accommodation: Antigua Patagonia Inn (or similar)

  14. Day 14 Marble Chaples (full day)

    Early departure from Los Antiguos heading west. This day you will be able to perceive the transition from the steppe to the valley. Once in Puerto Tranquilo, a Chilean small town, you will get on board to sail on the General Carrera Lake and get to know a unique natural sanctuary: the Marble Chaples, a series of caverns eroded by the lake. There are two main areas: the better-known is placed on the Puntilla El Mármol, surrounded by the main islets: the ”Cathedral” and the ”Chaple”; the second one is located on the Panichini island.

     

    Accommodation: Antigua Patagonia Inn(or similar) 

  15. Day 15 Hands Cave (full day)

    In the morning, you will head south through route 40 to get to the most important cave-art site of Patagonia, which is located in the deep canyon of Pinturas River. It is one of the most ancient artistic expressions of the South-American people and it was declared UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

    You will do hiking in the Rio Pinturas Canyon and Tierra de Colores.

    Accommodation: Antigua Patagonia Inn (or similar)

  16. Day 16 Los Antiguos / Caleta Olivia and return to Buenos Aires

    Early departure in direction to Comodoro Rivadavia Airport.

    On the way, you will visit the Loberia of Caleta Olivia, where you will find more than 600  seals as well as sea birds and cormorants. You will also be able to watch mussels, seashells and sea urchins on the rocks during low tide. 

    Arrival at the airport around 13hs to take a flight to Buenos Aires. 

    Private transfer to the hotel in the bohemian neighborhood of San Telmo. 

    Accommodation: Patios de San Telmo (or similar)

  17. Day 17 Buenos Aires

    An expert guide will accompany you cycling the northern neighborhoods of the capital city. Tour through the aristocratic neighborhood of Recoleta (Plaza San Martín), the forests and lakes of Palermo and the Rose Garden, a city oasis. 

    (It does not require previous training). 

    Duration: 4 hours

     

    Accommodation: Patios de San Telmo (or similar) 

  18. Day 18 Last day in Argentina

    It’s about time to wrap the last souvenirs and presents and to enjoy the atmosphere of your hotel neighborhood!

    According to your flight schedule, a private transfer will drive you to Ezeiza International Airport.

    HAVE A GOOD TRIP!

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