Small Circuit Tour, from the center of the city to the Nahuel Huapi Lake
Tour to Patagonia One Week
This Tour to Patagonia in one week proposes to connect with the natural environment of the Atlantic, Austral and Andean Patagonia. This route begins in the Patagonian steppes and its desert vegetation: Puerto Madryn, Playa Union and Punta Tombo, continues in the glacial region from El Calafate and ends in the mountains with snow-capped peaks from San Carlos de Bariloche, forests and lakes around The Seven Lakes Road.
Duration: 7 nights
Prices are in US dollars per person in double basis.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Active
In this adventure 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 can walk around the city and the beach. In Playa Union you will sail and see oveinas toninas, and in Punta Tombo you will visit the most important penguin colony in Latin America, house of the magellanic penguins.
The adventure continues towards the Southern Patagonia: El Calafate, where you will see much more than the famous Perito Moreno glacier. You will make a non-traditional excursion through the route of ancient ranchs, enjoy a day at the Nibepo Aike Ranch with equestrian demonstrations and a barbecue, and walk through a forest until you reach a viewpoint with incredible views of the giant block of ice.
The next destination is the Andean Patagonia. In Bariloche you will have a walk through the forest of the Nahuel Huapi National Park. In Colonia Suiza you will have the experience of meeting a family descendant of Swiss-French immigrants, and know how their secrets about the elaboration of craft beer and enojoy a tasting.
The adventure is coming to an end, you will take Route 40 towards the famous Seven Lakes Road, you will pass through Villa La Angostura, and you will continue the journey enjoying the mirrored lakes , forests and waterfalls until you reach San Martin de los Andes, where you will spend the night.
The trip ends in Bariloche, from your flight back to Buenos Aires.
- 7 nights accommodation in a double room.
- Breakfasts included in all hotels.
- Meals when “included” are mentioned: Lunch in Nibepo Aike (Day 4)
- Guided tours and mentioned excursions English / Spanish speaking.
- Transfers to the airport – hotel – airport – excursions/activities.
- Entrances to the National Parks.
- Meals (except when mentioned) and additional staff.
- Air transport (national and international), optional.
- Excursions indicated as optional.
Day 1: Welcome to Argentina
Flight to Trelew and transfer to the hotel in Puerto Madryn
After a previous appointment to deliver the vouchers of your trip, you will undertake your initial flight to the city of Trelew. Once there, you will be transferred to the city of Puerto Madryn.
Free afternoon to explore the city.
Recommendation: In the afternoon we suggest visiting the beach and the center of the city, where you can taste sea delicacies.
Day 2: Peninsula Valdés + Whales watching navigation
Discovering the marine fauna (magellanic penguin and dolphins)
In the morning you will depart on a group excursion to the Peninsula Valdes where you can see some penguins, sea lions and seals on the way. You can also visit the Interpretation Center and later (depending on the weather conditions), you will take a navigation for an observation tour of southern right 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. At the end of the day, you will return to Puerto Madryn.
Day 3: Welcome to El Calafate
Fligh to El Calafate and free afternoon
You will be transferred to Trelew airport to take your flight to El Calafate. Arrival and transfer to the hotel in the city.
Free afternoon to explore the city.
Day 4: Welcome to Los Glaciares National Park
Visit to Estancia Nibepo Aike and navigation of Perito Moreno glacier
This day you will go through the old Route 15, crossing the Patagonian steppe with glacial signs and different hulls of estancias. You will arrive at Estancia Nibepo Aike, where you will make a walk through its rural environment and enjoy a barbecue.
Then you will navigate through the South and the Rico arm, to finally visit the Perito Moreno Glacier. You will disembark at Playa de las Monedas, and you will walk through a lenga forest towards the South Glacier viewpoint. Later you will sail to the Bajo de las Sombras to visit the footbridges and be in front of the glacier (around 2 hours).
Return to the city in the afternoon.
Day 5: Welcome to Bariloche
Flight to Bariloche and free afternoon
You will take a flight from El Calafate to Bariloche, from where you will be transferred to your hotel in the city.
Free afternoon to explore the city.
Day 6: Excursion to Nahuel Huapi National Park
Forest walk and gastronomic experience in Colonia Suiza
Today you will make an excursion to the Nahuel Huapi National Park. After touring the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi you will arrive at the beginning of the path inside the Llao Llao Municipal Forest, which will allow you to enjoy the nature of the place, the flora and fauna. After the walk, you will meet a family descendant of Swiss-French immigrants, who live in Colonia Suiza, dedicated to the gastronomic field, who will reveal everything about the elaboration of craft beer and then you will make a tasting.
Duration: The walk through the forest is simple and lasts one hour
Day 7: On the route of The Seven Lakes Road
From Villa La Angostura to San Martín de Los Andes
In the morning you will take Route 40 towards the famous Seven Lakes Road, towards Villa La Angostura, a small mountain village that forms part of the path of mirrored lakes, forests and waterfalls. You will continue the trip along the route enjoying the panoramic views until you reach San Martin de los Andes, where you will spend the night.
Day 8: End of the trip
Flight to Buenos Aires
You will be transferred to the airport of San Martín de los Andes (Chapelco), where you will take your flight back to Buenos Aires. End of our services.
The bigest colony of magellanic penguins
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.
In Mater we always look for alternative excursions to the ones chosen by the big groups of tourists, without missing to visit the most iconic places we seek that you have more intimate and authentic experiences.
In Bariloche you will take a walk through the Nahuel Huapi National Park and you will have a gastronomic experience with a Swiss-French family, who will tell you about the process of making craft beer and have a tasting.
You will travel the spectacular Seven Lakes Trail with different stops to appreciate the views and spend the night in San Martin de los Andes.
In El Calafate, you will do much more than visit the Perito Moreno Glacier, you will have a non-traditional excursion through the old estancia route, a field day in Estancia Nibepo Aike and a navigation through the South and the Rich arm, to visit the famous Perito Moreno Glacier.