USHUAIA CITY

BUENOS AIRES, EL CALAFATE & USHUAIA – 10 DAYS 9 NIGHTS

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Tango, glaciers and the end of the world

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    All about the BUENOS AIRES, EL CALAFATE & USHUAIA – 10 DAYS 9 NIGHTS.

    This tour combines Buenos Aires and two of the Patagonian Top destinations: El Calafate and Ushuaia.

    Buenos Aires old fashioned and modern, European and American, passionate and melancholic.
    Captivating.
    Argentina is the most visited country in all of South America and, in turn, Buenos Aires is the preferred destination of foreigners with 4 million visits a year.
    Cultural development can be seen in the large number of museums, theaters and libraries that can be found in the city. It also stands out for having its own cultural identity, reflected in demonstrations such as filleting, lunfardo, tango, mate and carnival of Buenos Aires. It also has an important tourist offer and numerous places to visit.

    Ushuaia is located in Patagonia, in the province of Tierra del Fuego. Tierra del Fuego’s landscape 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.

    In El Calafate, you will visit a World heritage: Los Glaciares National Park.
    There you will enjoy Perito Moreno Glacier that is an incredible ice wall wich moves slowly pushed by an ice stripe and gets lost in the horizon.
    Ushuaia is the southernmost city in the world. Landscape changes drastically with each season, so it is worth visiting this destination during all the year.

    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
    • 09 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 itinerary
    • 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.

    2. Day 2 BUENOS AIRES - DEPARTURE

      After breakfast, Half Day Buenos Aires City Tour (SIB)

      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. Duration: between 3 or 4 hours.

      In the afternoon, return to the hotel.

      Overnight in Buenos Aires, standard room. (B)

    3. Day 3 BUENOS AIRES - EL CALAFATE

      After breakfast, private transfer from the hotel to the airport in Buenos Aires to take the flight to El Calafate (without guide) Flight to El Calafate (it is not included).

      Upon arrival, regular transfer from El Calafate airport to the hotel (without guide).

      Rest of the day at your leisure.

      Overnight in El Calafate, standard room. (B)

    4. Day 4 EL CALAFATE: PERITO MORENO GLACIER

      Breakfast. Today we offer Perito Moreno Full Day Tour (SIB).

      This park has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.  The famous Perito Moreno Glacier is 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.

      We leave through route number 11, bordering Lake Argentino. From El Calafate to the Moreno Glacier there is 80km, through tarmac road. From the beginning, the journey offers very pleasant surprises. Leaving El Calafate, we can see at the right the Lake Argentino with its Redonda Bay. In it we can appreciate an important variety of bird fauna, from which the black neck swan, the flamingo, the vapor duck, the coot and the cauquen stand out. The eye-catching yellow color of the countryside is due to its “coiron” pasture, and among them the white and short “coiron” stands out. During the first 40km we travel through the Patagonian Steppe , then enter the National Park to observe the tree area vegetation that is mostly made of the “notofagus” family (ñires, guindos and lengas), seldom cinnamon trees, and flowers of different colors, among which the “notro” stands out because of its intense red color that corresponds to the Patagonian Andean Forest. We arrive at the “curva de los suspiros” (sigh curve), named this way because it is the first panoramic viewpoint of the Perito Moreno Glacier. There is a short stop to take pictures and we move forward to Bajo las Sombras Port.

      There is an option of doing an additional Navigation through the southern arm of the Iceberg Channel in order to have different views of the Perito Moreno Galcier wall. (Duration: 1 hour)

      Back to the Port, we go to the footbridges where we have a service area for visitors and a system of balconies and footbridges that allow you to enjoy walks along different paths and to have amazing views of the Glacier. After some free time for walking and lunch (which is optional), we begin our way back to El Calafate.

      Recommendations: wear comfortable shoes and warm clothes (windbreaker, jacket and windbreaker and / or raincoat). Sunglasses, sunscreen and gloves. Also, sun hat or coat in case it gets very cold.

      State of paths: completely gravel. Regular tour departs at 08:00 am, returns at 05:00 pm.

      Entrance fee to Los Glaciares National Park is not included. Lunch is optional.

      Duration: 9 hours.

      State of paths: completely gravel. Regular tour departs at 08:00 am, returns at 05:00 pm.

      Overnight in El Calafate, standard room. (B)

    5. Day 5 EL CALAFATE: ESTANCIA CRISTINA DISCOVERY NAVIGATION

      Breakfast.

      Today we will enjoy a Full Day Navigation to Upsala Glacier at Estancia Cristina.

      After sailing from Punta Bandera Pier, you will start the navegation thought the Nortern arm of the Agentino Lake so you can reach Upsala Channel and get a panoramic view of the front of Uspala Glacier.

      After disimbark in Estancia Cristina, thanks a 4×4 vehicle, you will start ascending thought the Feruglio cord. There, you will hike so you can reach the lookout point of Upsala Glacier where you can appreciate the Guillermo Lake, the East fronf of the Uspala Glacier and the Southern Patagonian Continental Ice Field.

      After lunch, you will be surrounded by ñires woods until you reach the Dog’s river fall. After that, you will visit the Costumbrista Museum, an old shearing shed, where you will hear the history of the master’s family. You will take a guided walk to Caterina River, La Noria, the Chappel so you can tour the hull of the Estancia.

      Note: If the maximum number of passengers is exceeded, visitors will be divided in turns by the tour coordinator of the Estancia.

      Lunch is optional. Entrance fee Los Glaciares National Park is not included. Duration: approx. 11 hours.

      Overnight in El Calafate, standard room. (B, L)

    6. Day 6 EL CALAFATE – USHUAIA

      Breakfast. Private transfer to the airport to take your flight.

      Flight to Ushuaia (it is not included).

      Arrival in Ushuaia and private transfer from Airport to the hotel (without guide).

      Rest of the day at your pleasure in Ushuaia.

      Overnight in Ushuaia, standard room. (B)

    7. Day 7 USHUAIA

      Breakfast. Today we offer a Half Day Navigation to Sea Lion Island and Bird Island.

      We start sailing from the Tourist Wharf of our city, towards the Beagle Channel, enjoying as we move away, from the panoramic view of the coast of Ushuaia, spotting the most important buildings, Maritime Museum (former presidio), Museum of the End of the World, the industrial area, and the Olivia and Cinco Hermanos mountains.

      We go to the Bridges Islands where we make our stop and descent. It is important to note that the walk that is made during this visit is not difficult and is within the reach of anyone.
      In addition to having the experience of walking on a small island in the middle of the Beagle Channel, the objective is to appreciate the following three fundamental attractions:
      Concharo Yámanas: archaeological remains of the original inhabitants of the Beagle Channel. A few meters from the dock there are deposits from the Yámanas or Yaganes settlements, we will enter one of them and, based on the guide’s explanations, we will imagine how they lived. In addition, a cut in the wall of the conchero will allow us to better understand and observe the stratification of the discarded mussel shells.

      Interpretation of the particular flora of an island in the middle of the Beagle Channel.
      Going through the interpretation circuit, we appreciate the particular development that plants, flowers and fruits achieve in this special ecosystem. We return to embark and sail towards the southwest, approaching the island of Los Lobos, where, from the boat, we can enjoy the sight of specimens of sea lions, observing their permanent habitat, in a wonderful scenery. Continuing the navigation, we will head towards the island of Los Pájaros, habitat of Magellanic Cormorants and Imperial Cormorants and privileged sector to see specimens of the marine avifauna. We continue towards the Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse, in the archipelago of the same name, where the ship Monte Cervantes was shipwrecked in 1930. The return will be through Paso Chico, spotting Estancias Tunel and Fique, we return to Ushuaia, with a view of the imposing frame that gives the city the Martial Mount and the glacier of the same name.

      Departs daily at 09:30am or 03:30pm Duration: 3 hours. Port fee is not included.

      Overnight in Ushuaia, standard room. (B)

    8. Day 8 USHUAIA: LAKE OFF ROADS

      After breakfast, yoy will enjoy a Full Day excursion called Lakes off road.

      This is one of our most fun and intense excursions, where you can get to know the
      behind the Southern Andes. It is suitable for all types of travelers and is quite different from conventional excursions. Spend a day relaxing and having fun, experiencing and off-road ride. Get into the adventure as you enjoy the beautiful landscapes. From the Andes Range, we will catch sight of Escondido Lake, a little wonder hidden deep into a valley.

      Then, the giant and marvelous Fagnano Lake, which will be the center of our day. The fun and enjoyment do not depend on the climate, as we will go through the woods and river, covered in snow and ice, riding a Land Rover Defender, among trees and bordering a lake with unique sights. The experienced guide, food and Argentinean Malbec wines shared with travelers from all parts of the world will add up to a unique experience. You will also enjoy a once in a lifetime view of the Fagnano Lake from inside our own shelter. This adventure is suitable for every traveler who wishes to have fun and break free from everything, getting deep into a forest beyond explanation. Duration: 8 hours.

      Equipment that the passenger must bring: Waterproof jacket + polar jacket. Waterproof shoes or slippers with good traction. Hat or hat Sunglasses.

      Overnight in Ushuaia, standard room. (B, L)

    9. Day 9 USHUAIA - BUENOS AIRES

      Breakfast. Private 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 (without guide).

      In the evening, 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.

      Transfers Hotel / Restaraurant/ Hotel are included.  Duration: 4 hours

      Overnight in Buenos Aires, standard room. (B, D)

    10. Day 10 BUENOS AIRES

      Breakfast and private transfer from the Hotel to Ezeiza International Airport (without guide). (B)

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    PERITO MORENO GLACIER
    TIERRA DEL FUEGO