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Argentina for Adventurers 21 Days

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 21 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 15 people
Destination(s): Argentina   Chile  
Specialty Categories: Multi-activity   National Parks  
Season: October - May
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 3865 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 11140 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 01: Buenos Aires
Upon arrival you will be met at the airport and transferred by private service to your hotel, leaving you the remainder of the day to explore the historic neighborhoods and enjoy the cafe culture of Buenos Aires.

Day 02: Buenos Aires Tour and Tango Show
Our City Tour will provide you a great overview of the city and its diverse attractions. Over the course of three hours you will have the chance to visit Retiro, Palermo, Avenida 9 de Julio, Downtown, Puerto Madero, San Telmo, Recoleta and La Boca. In the evening you will be treated to one of Buenos Aires’ most emblematic cultural highlight’s; a Dinner and Tango Show offering a spectacular demonstration of the local dancing accompanied by delicious Argentine cuisine and all the malbec you’d like.

Day 03: Buenos Aires to El Calafate
At appropriate time you will be picked up at your hotel and transferred to the airport for your flight to El Calafate. Upon arrival you will be taken to the hotel and have the rest of the day to relax or explore the areas around the town or possible make the 1km hike out to Laguna Nimez for a beautiful Patagonian sunset.

Day 04: Perito Moreno Glacier
Today you will enjoy a tour of Perito Moreno Glacier. Located in Los Glaciares National Park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Perito Moreno Glacier is one of the most awe inspiring destinations in Argentina. During your tour, you will have the chance to enjoy stunning views of the glacier´s ice wall from the nearby walking & viewing trails. You will also be able to get up close to the glacier for some amazing photos on the included glacier cruise on Lake Argentino. Don´t forget your camera! In the early evening you will be returned to you hotel. For even more adventure and the chance to actually go hiking on the glacier, ask about reserving the Big Ice excursion at the time of booking your trip. (Please note, the Big Ice excursion is not included in the tour price and due to limited availability needs to be reserved well in advance.)

Day 05: El Calafate to El Chalten
Arriving at the bus station you will depart for El Chalten in the morning. Upon arrival you will make you way to your hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure to explore the region. (In El Calafate a taxi will cost roughly U$ 4.- to get to the bus station. In El Chalten most of the hotels are within a few blocks of the bus station, but if you prefer to take a taxi or remise, you can take it once in the bus terminal and they will cost you aprox U$ 5.-)

Day 06: El Chalten, Patagonia
Day at leisure to enjoy one of many self guided treks. The trails are all well-marked and maintained. We recommend that you do the full-day hikes to Mount Fitz Roy (where the view of Laguna de los Tres is unforgettable) or Mount Torre. We will provide you with all the trekking information you may require.

Day 07; El Chalten to El Calafate
Day at leisure to enjoy any of the self guided treks in the area.
In the afternoon you will board your bus back to El Calafate. Upon arrival you will make you way from the bus station to your hotel. (In El Calafate a taxi will cost roughly $4 to get from the bus station to your hotel.)

Day 08: El Calafate to Torres del Paine
After an early breakfast, you will leave on a full day excursion to Torres del Paine National Park with its granite peaks emerging dramatically out of the Patagonian plains. Today you will have the chance to explore some of the most picturesque spots of the world renowned park including Salto Grande, Laguna Amarga, Lago Pehoe, the Cuernos del Paine and of course, the famous Torres del Paine. Keep an eye out for wild guanacos as they roam the windy plains. In the evening you’ll be dropped off at your hotel to stay the night inside the park.

Day 09: Torres del Paine, Patagonia
Day at leisure to discover more of the park or further explore areas visited on the previous day’s tour. We recommend the full day hike to the base of the Torres to take in some breathtaking views, or a picturesque cruise on the Lago Grey to catch a glimpse of Grey Glacier

Day 10: Torres del Paine to Punta Arenas
After breakfast you will catch a shuttle from the park to Laguna Amarga where you will board your bus to Punta Arenas. Upon arrival you will make your way from the bus station to your hotel (taxi should be under $4) and spend the rest of the day at leisure enjoying so of the seaside town’s delicious seafood.

Day 11: Punta Arenas to Ushuaia
After breakfast, you will embark on a full day bus trip to Ushuaia, passing though some of Patagonia’s most stunning scenery. Cross the mystical Strait of Magellan before arriving at Tierra del Fuego Island. Upon arrival in Ushuaia you will make your way to your hotel on your own. (Taxis to and from the bus stations should cost less than $4)

Day 12: Tierra del Fuego National Park, Ushuaia
After breakfast, you will leave on a full day excursion to Tierra del Fuego National Park that allows you to get off the tourist path and see a side of the park that most visitors miss. The excursion includes guided trekking beside the Beagle Channel and canoeing along Lapataia River until Lapataia Bay (Box lunch is included).
If you prefer a less adventurous option for this day, just let us know and we will change this activity for another one that suits you better (maybe, the Train of the End of the World or a soft trekking).

Day 13: Beagle Channel Navigation. Ushuaia to Puerto Madryn
After making your way to the pier you will take a boat cruise along the famous Beagle Channel. You will gain panoramas of Ushuaia Bay and see the diverse marine wildlife, such as cormorants and fur seals, on De los Lobos and De los Pajaros Islands. On one of the Bridges Isles, you can explore the island for concheros, or giant shells, and enjoy the views of Chile and Argentina. You will also see the Les Eclaireurs lighthouse. During the cruise, you can enjoy snacks and favorite Argentine drink, mate.

At appropriate time you will be taken to the domestic airport to take your flight to Trelew ( 67 km south of Puerto Madryn ). Upon arrival, you will be taken to your hotel in Puerto Madryn.

Day 14: Peninsula Valdes Tour
After breakfast you will be led on a full day's tour of the Valdes Peninsula. To enter this UNESCO World Heritage site, you will cross an incredibly narrow strip of land with sea on both sides. Further along you will arrive at Caleta Valdes, a large natural creek that is home to a colony of sea elephants. After admiring Caleta Valdes you'll continue along the road as it drops suddenly down into a crescent of golden cliffs overlooking a bright blue bay and the small village of Puerto Piramides. Here herds of southern right whales tend to arrive in late June. You can take a boat trip around the bay and watch these immense creatures gliding past. While the whales may be seen from late June to mid December, the sea elephants and sea lions are permanent residents. Following your tour you will return to your hotel in Puerto Madryn.

Day 15: Penguins in Punta Tombo Tour
After a leisurely breakfast you will leave Puerto Madryn and drive 120km south to visit the largest colony of Magellan penguins in South America. The colony's population reaches over half a million birds during the peak season, and the best time to visit is between October and April. One of the greatest features of this reserve is the fact that you can literally walk among the penguins and observe their habits. You'll have the opportunity to see how they feed their babies, defend their territory, build their nests, and of course watch their characteristic comedy waddle in and out of the sea. Following the tour you will head to Trelew in order to visit the Egidio Feruglio Paleontology Museum, before continuing to the charming Welsh town of Gaiman for afternoon tea and Welsh delicacies. You will then return to your hotel in Puerto Madryn just in time to enjoy the sunset.

Day 16: Puerto Madryn to Buenos Aires
At appropriate time you will be transferred from your hotel to the airport to take your flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival you will be chauffeured to the hotel giving you the rest of the day to enjoy the city.

Day 17: Buenos Aires to Puerto Iguazu
At appropriate time you will be taken to the domestic airport to take your flight to Puerto Iguazu. Upon arrival, you will be taken to your hotel at which point you will have the afternoon to relax and enjoy the tropical climate and jungle setting.

Day 18: Tour of Iguazu Falls: Argentine Side
After breakfast you will depart on a full day excursion to the Argentine side of the Iguazu Falls where you will have intimate views of this unforgettable section of the Iguazu River. Lower and upper walkways permit up close and personal experiences with this magnificent spectacle of nature. Trails through the 210 square mile reserve provide visitors with various views of the Falls, especially the largest one, Devil's Throat. The ecological train ride is included in the tour with an option to add the Safari Nautico boat trip taking you right up to the base of the Falls ( this exiting excursion is highly recommend in order to feel the power of the Iguazu Falls. You have to know that you will get 100% wet because it is like a “natural shower”. Be sure to take some extra clothes if you want to do this extra excursion). Return to the hotel in the late afternoon.

Day 19: Tour of Iguazu Falls: Brazilian Side. Iguazu to Buenos Aires
After breakfast, enjoy a half day excursion to the Brazilian side of the Iguazu Falls where you will enjoy vast panoramic views of the Falls allowing you to take them in in their entirety.
At appropriate time in the afternoon you will be transferred to the airport to take your flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival you will be taken to your hotel.

Day 20: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Day at leisure to explore the cobbled tree lined streets of Palarmo Soho in search of one of a kind Porteño fashion, to sit in café and enjoy perfectly aged glass of malbec, or perhaps to sip yerba out of your newly purchased mate gourd while people watching in one of the parks that make up the Palermo Bosques.

Day 21: Buenos Aires
At appropriate time you will be escorted by private service to the international airport for your flight back home.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

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