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Best of Patagonia, 13 Days

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 13 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 6 people
Destination(s): Argentina   Chile  
Specialty Categories: Glacier Tours   Hiking & Trekking  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1215 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 5820 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1 – 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 2 – El Calafate: Perito Moreno Glacier
• After an early breakfast, you will leave on a full day excursion to Perito Moreno Glacier, in 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 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.
• For even more adventure, you may want to consider either taking the Big Ice or Mini-Trekking excursion ( at an extra cost ). Both allow you to hike on the glacier!! Ask Say Hueque´s travel advisor for more information.

Day 3 – El Calafate
• Breakfast.
• Day at leisure to enjoy any of the available Optional Tours such as a cruise to Upsala Glacier, a 4X4 excursion to the country or a visit to a traditional estancia.

Day 4 – El Calafate / El Chalten
• Breakfast. Arriving at the bus station you will depart for El Chalten in the morning. Upon arrival you will make your 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 5 – 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 6 – El Chalten / El Calafate
• Breakfast. 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 7 – El Calafate / Puerto Natales
• Breakfast. In the morning you will arrive at the bus station for you trip to Puerto Natales. Upon arrival in the afternoon transfer by your own to your hotel and the rest of the day at your leisure to enjoy the traditional coastal town’s delicious seafood. (Taxis to the bus stations will cost roughly $4)

Day 8 – Torres Del Paine Tour
• 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 will return to Puerto Natales where you will stay the night.

Day 9 – Puerto Natales / Punta Arenas
• Today you will depart by bus to Punta Arenas. Upon arrival you will make you way from the bus station to your hotel and have the rest of the day at your leisure. (Taxis to the bus stations will cost roughly $4)

Day 10 – Punta Arenas / 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 11 – 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 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 12 – Beagle Channel Cruise
• 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.

Day 13 – Ushuaia
• At appropriate time, you will be transferred to the airport or bus terminal. At this point you will have the option to extend your travels and continue to Salta, the Mendoza wine region, or Iguazu Falls, or return to Buenos Aires.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- All Transfers
- 12-Night Accommodation
- Breakfast
- Described tours
- Bilingual guide (English / Spanish)
- Round trip bus El Calafate / El Chalten / El Calafate
- One way bus Puerto Natales / Punta Arenas
- One way bus Punta Arenas / Ushuaia.

Price Excludes:
- Flights
- Parks or Reserves entrance fees
- Guides during your days at leisure in El Chalten.