Lago Argentino
argentina 7 days
argentina 7 days
argentina 7 days

Argentina 7 days

from $1,200

This 7-day tour proposes to connect with the natural environment of the Atlantic, Austral and Andean Patagonia. You will cross infinite lakes and steppes, you will discover the rural traditions, the local gastronomy and the natural parks of the south of Argentina. This route begins in the Patagonian steppes and its desert vegetation, continues in the glacial region and ends in the mountains with snow-capped peaks, forests and lakes around the Andes mountain range.

Duration: 7 days.

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

  • Reviews 2 Reviews
    5/5
  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Active, Nature
  • Activity Level Easy
  1. Day 1 Flight to Trelew and transfer to Puerto Pirámides

    You will leave the capital on a flight to Trelew, where you will be transferred to Puerto Pirámides (2hs approx.), in the heart of the Valdés Peninsula. On the road you will enjoy the landscapes: steppes with amazing desert landscapes. After approximately 2 hours of traveling, you will arrive at your accommodation, a charming inn located 150 meters from the beach. Free afternoon and night to rest and walk around Puerto Pirámides. 

     

  2. Day 2 Whales watching navigation + Peninsula Valdés tour

    In the morning (depending on the weather conditions), you will navigate with a group for an observation excursion of southern whales, which you will be able to see swimming in the waters of the Valdés Peninsula (between June and December). The captain and his crew will tell you about the coast, its ecosystem and the natural life cycle of these giant marine mammals. 

    After lunch (not included), you will discover a different part of the Valdés Peninsula where you can see some penguins, sea lions and seals. You can also visit the Interpretation Center.

    At the end of the day, you will return to Puerto Madryn, where you’ll spend the night.  

  3. Day 3 Trelew to El Calafate

    After breakfast, you’ll be transfered from your hotel in Puerto Madryn to the airport in Trelew (60km) for a flight to El Calafate. Arrival, and tansfer to the hotel in town. 

  4. Day 4 El Calafate – Visit to a local Estancia + Navigation to the Perito Moreno Glacier

    You’ll have an early start for a drive across the old estancias road on a small-group excursion. The guide will explain the rural life of the Patagonian farms and the indigenous influence. Then, you will arrive to the Estancia and enjoy a typical barbecue with the best wines in the country (included).

    After lunch, you’ll navigate the South and Rico arms of Lake Argentino and disembark at Las Monedas beach for a walk in the woods (low level of difficulty). After sailing again you will reach the Perito Moreno Glacier. It is an enormous ice mass covering a 250 square km area and is one of the most wonderful glaciers in the world.  

    It is easy to approach the front of the glacier by walking along the footbridges (free time, around 2 hours)  

    Return to El Calafate in the evening by minibus.

  5. Day 5 El Calafate to El Chaltén

    In the morning, take a local bus (3,5 hours approx.) to the National Capital of Trekking in Argentina: El Chaltén.  

    You can take the self-guided path to Mount Torre viewpoint. There are two path headers that start at El Chaltén. You will find a sign with a sketch of the route with time, distances and recommendations for you to take into account before continuing. 

    Other options are also possible, depending on traveler’s preferences.  

  6. Day 6 El Chaltén

    Free day to explore the area on your own. We suggest going to Laguna de los Tres path, where you will be closer to Mount Fitz Roy. This path has a moderate level of difficulty, and lasts around 10 hours.  

    Other options are also possible, depending on traveler’s preferences.  

  7. Day 7 El Chaltén to El Calafate

    You’ll take a local bus to the airport in El Calafate (3,5 hours approx.)  

    End of our services. 

     

argentina 7 days
argentina 7 days
All about the Argentina 7 days.

An adventure in which you will discover the charms of the Atlantic Patagonia: the Patagonian steppes, the desert flora and the variety of terrestrial and marine fauna. In Puerto Madryn you’ll be able to walk around the city and on the beach.

The adventure continues towards the Southern Patagonia, at El Calafate, where you will see the Perito Moreno glacier and much more. You will make a non-traditional excursion through the route of ancient estancias; enjoy a day at the Estancia Nibepo Aike with equestrian demonstrations and a Patagonian barbecue; navigate through the southern and rich arms of Lake Argentino and disembark at Las Monedas beach to walk through the forest (low level of difficulty); and, after sailing again, you will arrive at the Perito Moreno glacier.

Finally you will spend a few days at El Chaltén: perfect for anyone who likes trekking, nature trails, lakes, rivers and forests. One of the most special places in Patagonia.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • 6 nights accommodation in a double room. 
  • Breakfasts included in all hotels. 
  • Meals when “included” are mentioned: Lunch in Estancia (Day 4) 
  • Guided tours and mentioned excursions English / Spanish speaking. 
  • Transfers to the airport – hotel – airport – excursions/activities. 
  • Entrances to the National Parks. 

 

What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Meals (except when mentioned) and additional staff. 
  • Air transport (national and international), optional. 
  • Excursions indicated as optional. 

 

Local hotels, family homes and unique properties

At Mater we know that accommodation is much more than a place to sleep. It is an opportunity to experience the local culture. Because of this, our itineraries are designed to stay in local hotels and, whenever possible, have an experience in the family home.

The published price is in standard hotels, but we have options in superior and luxury category hotels. We work with inns, rooms, and charming hotels.

At Mater we are always looking for alternative excursions to the ones chosen by the big groups of tourists, without missing out on the most iconic places. We seek for more intimate and authentic experiences.

This tour gives you the opportunity of visiting the Perito Moreno Glacier from an unique point of view. Tour through local estancias and get to know the culture and traditions from the southernmost region in the world. In Puerto Pirámides you will go on a whale-watching excursion and explore the fauna and wildlife of the region. Lastly, you will spend some days in El Chalten, a paradise for anyone who likes hiking and trekking.

 

Overall Rating
5/5
Abril
Reviewed On 21/05/2019
5/5

Shocking landscape Speechless!

Horace
Reviewed On 04/04/2019
4/5

The best navigation on the glacier. Service 10 points

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