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Terrific Patagonia

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 12 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 10 people
Destination(s): Argentina   Chile  
Specialty Categories: Hiking & Trekking   Wildlife Viewing  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 3869 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 4649 US Dollar (USD)

Explore Los Glaciares National Park: El Chalten/Fitz Roy and El Calafate/Perito Moreno Glacier. Enjoy spectacular landscapes and hiking in Torres del Paine NP. Travel to the End of the World: Tierra del Fuego

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Buenos Aires. Arrival and meeting at the airport. Transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon you will enjoy a private tour of this cosmopolitan city of 12 million inhabitants, and capital of the Argentine Republic. You will visit the most distinct neighborhoods such as Palermo, Avenida de Mayo, La Boca and Recoleta. Lodging for one night.

Day 2: Los Glaciares National Park: El Chalten/Fitz Roy. Arrival in El Calafate. Reception at the airport and private transfer to your hotel in El Chalten (about 3 hours drive – Car/driver). Lodging for three nights. Includes: (B).

Day 3: Los Glaciares National Park: El Chalten/Fitz Roy. Today you will enjoy a full day trekking excursion to Laguna de Los Tres including Piedras Blancas Glacier and base camp Fitz Roy. Picnic lunch during the excursion. Lodging in El Chalten. Includes: (B, L).

Day 4: Los Glaciares National Park: El Chalten/Fitz Roy. Breakfast. Today you will enjoy a full day boat excursion on the Viedma Lake to view the spectacular Viedma Glacier. It is one the largest glaciers in South America with a surface of 978 square kilometers (though it is receding like most other glaciers). The excursion includes transfer to Bahia Tunel; sailing Lake Viedma, disembarking at the rock promontory in front of the ice and a short trekking on the glacier with crampons visiting the ablation areas and ice caves. The total duration of this excursion is about 6 hours. Picnic lunch during the excursion. Lodging in El Chalten. Includes: (B, L).

Day 5: Breakfast. In the morning, you will drive back to El Calafate and your hotel: Private transfer with driver (no guide). If you stay at Estancia Alice, you will enjoy a visit of the ranch, sheep shearing demonstration, and dinner and folk show. Includes: (B, D).

Day 6: Los Glaciares National Park. After breakfast you will depart to visit Los Glaciares National Park. This park of 600.000 hectares (2,300 square miles) has thirteen glaciers that flow into the Argentino and Viedma lakes. Perito Moreno Glacier, is one of the few glaciers in the world that is still progressing. It is only 500 ft above sea level, which makes it very accessible, allowing one to stand in front of a mountain of ice that measures 60 m (180 ft) by 5 km (2.5 miles). The constant fall of huge towers of ice from its walls and into the lake is an unforgettable spectacle. Picnic lunch at the park. In the evening, return to your hotel in El Calafate. Dinner at the hotel. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 7: El Calafate - Torres del Paine. Today, you will take a bus OR have a private transfer (car/driver) from your hotel to the border with Chile (Cancha Carrera/Cerro Castillo) where your Chilean guide will be waiting for you and drive to Torres del Paine National Park. Torres del Paine is a large park (450,000 acres) declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. You will visit Sarmiento, Nordenskjold and Pehoe Lakes. You may enjoy a short hiking to Grey lake to view part of the glacier. The park is particularly rich in fauna, and you'll be likely to see guanacos, lesser rheas, black-necked swans, geese, flamingos, Magellanic woodpeckers, and peregrine falcons and condors on the mountain slopes. Lunch during the excursion. You will arrive at the hotel late in the evening. Lodging at Hosteria Las Torres, Hosteria Serrano or similar in the park. Includes: (B, L).

Note: For a group of 2 passengers: you will take a bus (transfer to bus station in El Calafate and bus tickets included) to the Chilean Border. If you prefer a private transfer to the border please add $150 per person to the tour cost.

Day 8: Torres del Paine. Breakfast. Day at leisure to enjoy the park on your own. We recommend hiking to Las Torres. Includes: (B).

Day 9: Torres del Paine/Puerto Natales. After breakfast, you will depart in Zodiac boats down Serrano River. You will enjoy a short hike to Glaciar Serrano. Then you will sail through Ultima Esperanza Fjord to a ranch overlooking the fjord. Lunch at the ranch. Later you will continue by boat to Puerto Natales, a charming town on the shores of Ultima Esperanza Sound. Arrival and transfer to your hotel. Lodging in Puerto Natales at Hotel Indigo (overlooking the Sound) or similar. Includes: (B, L). Note: We’ll take your luggage from your hotel in Torres del Paine to Puerto Natales.

Day 10: Torres del Paine - Ushuaia. Breakfast. You will drive back to Argentina and to the airport in El Calafate to take your flight to Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego. Arrival and transfer to your hotel. Lodging at Hotel Tolkeyen, Terrazas del Beagle. Includes: (B).

Day 11: Ushuaia - Tierra del Fuego. Today you will go west for a hiking excursion to Tierra del Fuego National Park. You will visit different areas of the park such as Ensenada Bay and Lapataia Bay, and you’ll be able to see two remarkably different ecosystems: the sea-shore and the sub-Antarctic forest which occur together only in a few places on earth and are unique in Argentina. Lunch in the park. Includes: (B, L).

Day 12: Ushuaia - BUENOS AIRES. Transfer to the airport and flight to Buenos Aires. Includes: (B).

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Lodging for 11 nights (mentioned or similar hotels, Inns / estancia)
- All private transfers from and to airports.
- Bilingual local guides for all excursions, most transfers, and local assistance.
- During the trekking expeditions in Fitz Roy area: Bilingual expert mountain guides.
- Private excursions with bilingual guides as described in the itinerary
- Boat and trekking excursions on the glacier, and visit to Estancia are shared with other passengers.
- Meals as mentioned in itinerary: All breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L), 2 dinners (D)
- Park entrance fees.

Price Excludes:
- International airline tickets
- Domestic flights are NOT included in the tour price. COST for the flights Buenos Aires/El Calafate/Ushuaia/Buenos Aires will be from about $860 per person. Price may vary.
- Personal expenses, tips, drinks, other meals or services not mentioned in the itinerary description.

Supplier Information
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Location: USA
Joined InfoHub: Mar 2000
Client Request Served: 171

We created our company here in California to share our native land with other adventurous souls. We specialize in small group tours to Patagonia: 6 to 12 guests. Some of the areas we visit are Peninsula Valdes, the Lake District, Los Glaciares National Park, Mt. Fitz Roy, Tierra del Fuego and Torres del Paine in Chile....

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