Patagonian glaciers at the end of the world

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
      Bird Watching, Boutique, Budget, Charming, Penguin, Romantic
    • Activity Level Leisurely
    All about the FULL PATAGONIA – 13 DAYS 12 NIGHTS.

    Buenos Aires: Old fashioned and modern, European and American, passionate and melancholic.

    El Calafate: Lakes, glaciers, forests, mountains and steppe constitute the beauty of this inhospitable but capturing landscape. El Calafate becomes the most important touristic center receiving tourists from every nationality, motivated to know the imposing and legendary Perito Moreno Glacier, close to the Magallanes Peninsula, barely separated by a narrow deviation of the Lago Argentino. This magnificent ice river is the most visited place in Los Glaciares National Park and it is one of the two Patrimonies of Mankind of the province.

    Puerto Natales, Chile: There you will have endless activities to do outdoors and marvel at the strong colors that dye the sky at sunset from your kayak or bike. As it is not all physical effort, enjoy the abundant Patagonian gastronomy and take advantage of recharging batteries in the hotel of excellent level that you will find in this destination.

    Punta Arenas, Chile: it is the most populated and cosmopolitan city in the Chilean Patagonia.
    Its quality of life stands out as one of the best in all of Chile, is currently ranked ninth and has the second highest per capita income in the country.

    Ushuaia: this city changes drastically with each season. The late spring brings the first hints of colors that in summer will completely invade grasslands, forests and peatlands. During autumn, lengas and ñires turn into thousand ochre shades that make forests and woods look like fire at sunset. In winter, a long white veil comes from the peaks and covers almost everything.

    Admiring the southern nature’s beauty is always breathe-taking. Travelers shall wander about lenga and coihue leafy forests; they can go even further where the glaciers leave their scars on the earth. Willing to touch the ice is an irresistible desire. In their way, they will find turquoise water mirror and, at the same time, milk-color water streams.

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • All services, transfers and excursions detailed in the itinerary, transfers are in regular or private services as it is specifed with English speaking guide excepted were is not detailed;
    • Navigations mentioned;
    • 12 Nights’ accommodation as its described in the itinerary in the mentioned hotels or in similar, according to availability at the moment of the booking request;
    • Taxes.
    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • International flights;
    • National Flights (please ask);
    • Entrance fees;
    • Meals and services not mentioned in the programme;
    • Early check in/Late check-out at hotels (except where it is specified);
    • Optional tours;
    • Any kind of insurances.
    1. Day 1 BUENOS AIRES

      Arrival in Buenos Aires, welcome at the airport and private transfer from Ezeiza International Airport to the hotel with English Speaking Guide.
      Overnight in Buenos Aires, standard room. (B)


      Breakfast. In the afternoon, private Half Day Buenos Aires City Tour We will visit Buenos Aires’ most traditional and picturesque points. Buenos Aires is a city that combines the European style with the Latin American spirit. In this tour, you will discover its characteristics, its history, its architecture, its culture and its best stories. We will visit the center of the city, San Telmo, La Boca, Puerto Madero and Palermo, with stops in Plaza de Mayo, Caminito and La Recoleta.
      Afternoon return to the hotel.
      Overnight in Buenos Aires, standard room. (B)

    3. Day 3 BUENOS AIRES

      Free day to enjoy at your pleasure.
      We suggest an optional trip to Delta del Tigre.
      Overnight in Buenos Aires, standard room. (B)


      After breakfast, private transfer from the hotel to the airport in Buenos Aires to take the flight to El Calafate with guide.
      Flight to El Calafate (it is not included)
      Upon arrival, regular transfer from El Calafate airport to the hotel with English Speaking Guide.
      Rest of the day at your leisure.
      Overnight in El Calafate, standard room. (B)


      Today we will enjoy a tour to the amazing Perito Moreno Glacier. This park has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The famous Perito Moreno Glacier is located in the extreme
      southwest of Lago Argentino 80 kilometers from El Calafate. It has become one of the greater natural spectacles of South America. From time to time walls of ice fall from the 60 meter tall face into the waters of Brazo Rico or to the Canal de los Témpanos, navigating the channel to the principal body of the lake. This cycle will take 4 to 6 years ending with the lake divided in two. The Brazo Rico remains retained and elevates approximately 35 meters above its current level. The water slowly makes a tunnel in the glacier until the pressure makes it collapse. This spectacle is indescribable. The waters precipitate in gigantic waves only to start the process all over again. Bring or purchase a box lunch or drink. Navigation and trekking tours are available year round to purchase on site. State of paths: completely gravel. Regular tour departs at 9:00am, returns at 5:00pm.
      Duration: 08 hours
      Entrance fee is not included.
      As optional, you can take a Nautical Safari (it is not included).
      Overnight in El Calafate, standard room. (B)


      Today, we will depart from El Calafate very early in bus to Cerro Castillo in the frontiere Argentina-Chile. Once there we will make the full day excursion that will take us to the Milodon cave where a giant sloth lived about 12.000 years ago and then to Torres del Paine National Park where we will see the beautiful Torres del Paine range and lakes like Sarmiento, Nordenskjold and Pehoe. A short trek will take us to Salto Grande, a very beautiful waterfall, part of the hydrographic net of the park. Then, returning to the main road we will access the administrative center of the park to continue towards Grey lake.
      Overnight in Puerto Natales, standard room. (B)


      After Breakfast, we will go to Punta Arenas by bus.
      When we arrive at this traditional city we will have a City Tour there. Punta Arenas was founded in December 18th 1848. It invites us to a very attractive tour where we begin with the visit to the Regional Museum Sara Braun place where you can get to know the life style of the beginnings of the XX century in Punta Arena, or the Salesian Museum Maggiorino Borgatello that have culture exhibition like history, religion, art, fauna, flora and regional commerce. Our trip will continue with the visit to monuments like: El Ovejero, Main Square and the monument to Hernando de Magallanes and the monument to the Croatian inmigrants, among others. We will also visit the cemetery, an historical place full of beautiful gardens. To end the visit we will go to the lookout of Cerro de la Cruz, where we can see the city from above as well as the Strait of Magellan and the Tierra del Fuego Island.
      Overnight in Punta Arenas, standard room. (B)

    8. Day 8 PUNTA ARENAS

      Free day to enjoy in Punta Arenas.
      As optional we offer the visit to Magdalena Island where we can see a large penguin colony and the Marta Island, place to see a small colony of sea lions. Marta Island holds more than 1500 sea lions, cormorants, skuas, austral seagulls Antarctic pigeons, among others.
      Magdalena Island has more than 60.000 penguins, it is the biggest penguin colony in the area. It was classified National Park in 1966 and reclassified as Natural Monument in 1982. Around the first 15 days of October the males starts to arrive to clean the place up and to wait for the females that arrives 15 days later (approx.) to start their breading and nesting and after that they start to change the feathers. All this process ends in March, month in which they start a new journey over the sea to the coast of Peru (over the Pacific) and the south coasts of Brazil (on the Atlantic). Outside penguins we can see a great variety of coastal birds and a possible seeing of austral dolphins and sea lions.
      It is not included- Please ask for quote.
      Overnight in Punta Arenas, standard room. (B)


      Early in the morning, we will make a trip in a regular vehicle from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia. It takes about 10 hours.
      Overnight in Ushuaia, standard room. (B)


      After Breakfast, Departing from the tourist pier, we start the navigation through the Beagle Channel, heading for to the Lighthouse of Les Eclaireurs ”the circumnavigated the vessel stops to enable passengers to watch and take pictures. After we take heading the birds and sea Liosn sialnds, where we approach and stand for see the colony of these cute animals, which are close to the boat to observe and begin swimming and jumping around the boat. We passing by the Estancia Remolino and Almanza Harbor, heading for the McKinlay Passage toward the gable / Martillo Island, where there is a Magellan penguin colony. There we will stop to watch and photograph these birds from the catamaran. After that, we will start our way back to the Ushuaia pier.
      Rest of the day at your leasure.
      Overnight in Ushuaia, standard room. (B)


      After breakfast we will go in a walk, where we will combine a trekking and a canoeing tour by the National Park Tierra del Fuego, the trails will take us to the most beautiful places of the park where we will observe much wildlife, Giants trees similar to those seen in the film the Lord of the Rings, also we will observe many birds which are inhabit in these forests, after this walk will pass in our adventure to the sea, where in our well equipped canoes we will sail by the Beagle Channel, will visit the Island of the sea lions and the Mesa Redonda island where we will see the Imperial cormorants, we will landed on this island where we will have a nice time to share a coffee with a beautiful view as the end of the afternoon. Our return to Ushuaia will be around 06: 00 Pm.
      Lunch is included. Entrace fee is not included.
      Overnight in Ushuaia, standard room. (B, L)


      Breakfast. Regular transfer to the airport to take your flight.
      Flight to Buenos Aires (it is not included)
      Arrival in Buenos Aires and private transfer from Jorge Newbery National Airport to the hotel with guide.
      In the evening, you have as optional a Tango Dinner- Show (SIB). International cuisine, regional dishes, desserts and a wide selection of Argentine wines will be offered to accompany the Tango show, where guests will experience the sensual dance of Tango, which reveals the spirit of Buenos Aires’ beginnings. All this held in a romantic and intimate atmosphere.
      Overnight in Buenos Aires, standard room. (B)


      Breakfast and private transfer from the hotel to Ezeiza International airport.