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Buenos Aires, the Falls and Classic Patagonia 15 Days

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 15 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 15 people
Destination(s): Argentina  
Specialty Categories: Multi-activity   Sightseeing  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 2539 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 8130 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
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, 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 / Puerto Madryn
Breakfast. 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, leaving you the remainder of the day to enjoy the coastal town and possibly catch your first glimpse of the whales passing by.

Day 04: Peninsula Valdes
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 pods 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 05: Penguins in Punta Tombo – Puerto Madryn
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 06: Puerto Madryn / Ushuaia
At appropriate time you will be transferred to the airport in Trelew to take your flight to Ushuaia. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel leaving you the rest of the day to explore the city, try some of delicious fresh seafood, or learn of the region’s history at the Prisoners Museums.

Day 07: Tierra del Fuego National Park – Trekking & Canoeing in the National Park
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 08: Beagle Channel Navigation / El Calafate
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 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 09: Perito Moreno Glacier – El Calafate
After an early breakfast, you will leave on a full day excursion to Los Glaciers National Park a Unesco World Heritage site since 1981 and home to one of the most awe inspiring sites in Argentina, Perito Moreno Glacier. During the tour you will have the chance to enjoy stunning views of the glacier from various spots around National Park, as well as a boat tour that will take you close enough to fully take in just how massive it is. For even more adventure, you may choose the Big Ice or Mini-Trekking programs, both allow you to hike on the glacier! And yes, ice-shoes/crampons are included!
In the early evening you will be returned to you hotel.

Day 10: El Calafate
Day at leisure to enjoy any of the optional tours around El Calafate. We suggest a visit to Estancia Cristina, a bike ride out to the lake, or a boat cruise to explore some of the more remote glaciers in the region.

Day 11: El Calafate / Buenos Aires
Breakfast. At appropriate time, you will be transferred to the airport to take your flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival, you will be taken to the hotel.

Day 12: Buenos Aires / 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 13: Iguazu National Park: 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 14: Iguazu National Park: Brazilian Side / 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 15: 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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