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
Breakfast. Our tour of Buenos Aires will provide you a great overview of the city, its history 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.
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), private service.
Day 04: Puerto Madryn: Peninsula Valdes
After breakfast you will be led on a regular 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 will 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: Puerto Madryn: Penguins in Punta Tombo
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. Regular service.
Day 06: Puerto Madryn/Ushuaia
Breakfast. At appropriate time you will be transferred from your hotel to the airport to take your flight to Ushuaia, regular service.
Day 07: Ushuaia: Trekking & Canoeing in the National Park, Patagonia
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 regular excursion includes guided trekking beside the Beagle Channel and canoeing along Lapataia River until Lapataia Bay (Box lunch is included).
Day 08: Beagle Channel Cruise / El Calafate – El Chalten
Breakfast. 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, regular service. Upon arrival you will be taken from El Calafate airport to El Chalten in private service.
Day 09: El Chalten
Breakfast. 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 10: El Chalten/El Calafate
Breakfast. Day at leisure to enjoy any of the self guided treks in the area.
Day 11: El Calafate: Perito Moreno Glacier
After an early breakfast, you will leave on a full day private excursion to Perito Moreno Glacier, in Los Glaciers National Park. A UNESCO World Heritage site since 1981 and home to one of the most inspiring sites in Argentina, Perito Moreno Glacier is a site to behold. During the tour you will have the chance to enjoy stunning views of the glacier from the nearby walking trail and viewing platforms, as well as from an included Perito Moreno Glacier boat cruise that will take you close enough to fully appreciate the 80m high ice walls! In the early evening, you will return to you hotel in Calafate.
Day 12: El Calafate: Estancia Cristina
Breakfast. Starting early in the morning, you will enjoy the day to its fullest with a choice of hiking or horseback riding along the serene mountain trails, or taking a 4WD off-road tour.
Day 13: Estancia Cristina / El Calafate
Breakfast. You will have the morning and early afternoon to enjoy the lovely Estancia and the picturesque mountains. In the afternoon, you will have the transfer back to your hotel in El Calafate.
Day 14: El Calafate / Bariloche
Breakfast. At appropriate time, you will be picked up at your hotel and escorted to the domestic airport for your flight to Bariloche, private service.
Day 15: Bariloche: History and Nature
Breakfast. This semi-private excursion shows the surroundings of San Carlos de Bariloche and Llao-Llao Natural Reserve. While visiting the most important viewpoints of the area, the guide explains how this little mountain village changed into one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Patagonia. We will appreciate the beauty of picturesque mountain lakes as well as enjoy a leisurely walk through a native forest. We finish the excursion by visiting a traditional Microbrewery. Box lunch and Cerro Campanario Hill lift-chair tickets included.
Day 16: Bariloche
Breakfast. Day at leisure.
Day 17: Bariloche/Buenos Aires
Breakfast. At appropriate time you will be transferred from your hotel to the airport to take your flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival you will have a private transfer to the hotel, leaving you the rest of the day to enjoy the city.
Day 18: Buenos Aires/Puerto Iguazu
Breakfast. At appropriate time, you will have a private transfer to the domestic airport to take your flight to Puerto Iguazu.
Day 19: Iguazu National Park: Argentine Side
After breakfast you will depart on a private, full day tour 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 (for an additional cost). The Iguazu boat trip takes you right up to the base of the Falls. This exciting excursion is highly recommended in order to experience the true power of Iguazu Falls. (Please be aware- on the boat trip there is a 100% chance that you will get wet...the Falls provide a refreshing "natural shower". Be sure to take some extra clothes if you want to do this excursion). Return to the hotel in the late afternoon.
Day 20: Iguazu National Park: Brazilian Side / Buenos Aires
After breakfast, enjoy a private, 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.
Day 21: Buenos Aires
Breakfast. Day at leisure to explore the cobbled tree lined streets of Palermo 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 mate (local tea) out of your newly purchased mate gourd while people watching in one of the parks that make up the Palermo Bosques.
Day 22: Buenos Aires
Breakfast. At appropriate time you will have a private transfer to the international airport for your flight back home. Have a great trip!
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