9 Days: Buenos Aires, Ushuaia & El Calafate
This tour starts in cosmopolitan Buenos Aires and then travels to both sides of Patagonia. You will first visit Ushuaia in Chile with a boat trip in the Beagle channel where you can see sea lions, fur seals, and penguins. The tour then travels East to El Calafate in Argentina where you can gaze in wonder at the Perito Moreno Glacier.
Day 1 – Arrive Buenos Aires
Arrival at the airport and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, we make a panoramic tour of the city. We start in Plaza de Mayo, witness to the most important events of the country since 1810. Here, we are able to learn about the current situation of the country, while we appreciate the surrounding buildings. We continue to the neighborhood of La Boca to walk along the famous Caminito alley and its colorful “conventillos”. Our last stop is Recoleta to discover the aristocratic part of the city. Back to the hotel. In the evening, we attend a dinner show where we take a tango lesson, learn the basic steps of this rhythm, and then enjoy the magnetism of tango. (D)
Day 2 – Buenos Aires
Day at leisure to enjoy an optional tour.(B)
Day 3 – Buenos Aires / Ushuaia
Today we cross the border into Chile to reach Chile Chico. Once we carry out the migratory process, we begin to border the General Carreras Lake by a mountain road. As we move forward, we enter a zone of wooded vegetation and then reach a bay, where we embark to sail to the curious formation of the Marble Chapels. This natural monument, formed by water erosion, features three 4-meter (13 ft.) high mineral formations: the Marble Cathedral, the Marble Chapel and the Marble Cave. During the boat trip, we have the chance to At due time, transfer to the airport to board the flight to Ushuaia. In the afternoon, boat trip through the Beagle Channel, gaining an excellent panoramic view of the city surrounded by mountains. During the trip, we spot De los Pájaros and De los Lobos islands (Birds and Sea lions’ Islands). This offers the unique rare opportunity to see, in the same colony both South American sea lions and the South American Fur seal, to understand their differences, and finally reach the Lighthouse of Les Eclaireurs. From mid-october to the ends of march, the boat trip continues till the Penguin Colony at Martillo Island where we can spot Gentoo penguins at a unique habitat. At the end, we sail back to the city. (B)
Day 4 – Ushuaia
Departure from the hotel heading west to the Tierra del Fuego National Park, framed by excellent panoramic views of the Beagle Channel. A journey through beaver dams leads to Lapataia River and Verde Lagoon and then continues along the final stretch of National Route 3, which finally ends at Lapataia Bay. From here, the return to Ushuaia begins, making a stop on the way to admire the Acigami Lake (former Roca Lake), notable by its changed-by-weather water’s colour. After the tour, we return to the hotel. Afternoon at leisure to continue discovering the destination. If you are a nature lover, we suggest you should visit Martillo Island, one of the few sites where it is possible to walk with Papuan penguins. However, if you prefer landscapes, we recommend you explore the lakes area and experiment the adrenaline in a 4×4 excursion. Check the available options according to your trip date. (B)
Day 5 – Ushuaia / El Calafate
Transfer to the airport to board the scheduled flight to El Calafate. Arrival, transfer and accommodation.Afternoon at leisure to tour the town or to visit the Glaciarium Ice Museum that helps us to understand the relevance of the glaciers that we will be visiting the next few days. (B)
Day 6 – El Calafate
Departure from the hotel towards Perito Moreno Glacier, located in Los Glaciares National Park, which thanks to its breathtaking beauty, has been declared a Natural Heritage Site by UNESCO. The glacier is an impressive mass of ice with an area of 257 square kilometres and a front wall that has a height between 50 and 60 meters (165 to 200 ft.) above lake level. During the tour, a walk along the paths located in front of the glacier, allows us to admire this impressive natural wonder from different viewpoints. This tour is enhanced by a 1-hour boat ride, which allows us to enjoy a different perspective of the glacier front wall from the water level. Free time for lunch (not included). In the afternoon, return to the hotel.(B)
Day 7 – El Calafate
Day at leisure to take optional tours, ideal for visiting El Chaltén, Torres del Paine or making a boat trip through the Argentino Lake.(B)
Day 8 – El Calafate / Buenos Aires
Time at leisure to explore the town of El Calafate, until the transfer to the airport. Meet and greet at Buenos Aires’ airport and transfer to the hotel. (B)
Day 9 Buenos Aires
In due time, transfer to the airport. (B)
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|Jan 09 - Jan 17
|Jan 23 - Feb 06
|Feb 06 - Feb 14
|Feb 20 - 28 Feb
|Mar 05 - Mar 13
|Mar 26 - 03 Apr
|Apr 09 - Apr 17
|Note - Internal airfare not included. Please contact us for current applicable pricing.
|* Minimum 2 passengers
|* It is possible to depart on this program on any day as a Private Tour. Please check for the price.
|* Single travelling alone price is available upon request.
|* Supplements may apply for special events and holidays.
|* The accommodation will be provided in the below hotel or similar in case the priority hotel is unable to accommodate the booking.
|ACCOMMODATION / HOTELS:
|ALTOS DE USHUAIA
|SENT HOTEL OR SIMILAR
|NH JOUSTEN OR SIMILAR
|LOS ACEBOS OR SIMILAR
|IMAGO HOTEL & SPA
- All transfers
- Accommodation: 8 nights
- Buenos Aires (3) – Ushuaia (2) -El Calafate (3)
- Buenos Aires: City tour – Dinner tango show
- Ushuaia: Tierra del Fuego National Park – Beagle Channel boat trip
- El Calafate: Perito Moreno Glacier
- Meals: 8 breakfasts – 1 dinner
- Needed tickets to the National Parks
To keep in mind:
- Due to several rescheduling, please consult the needed flights at the time of booking.
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