BUENOS AIRES, EL CALAFATE & USHUAIA
Capital Tango, glaciers and the end of the world
Activity Level Leisurely
This tour combines Buenos Aires and two of the Patagonian Top destinations: El Calafate and Ushuaia.
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.
- 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
- 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
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.
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. Afternoon return to the hotel. Overnight in Buenos Aires, standard room. (B)
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, private transfer from El Calafate airport to the hotel (without guide). Rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight in El Calafate, standard room. (B)
EL CALAFATE: 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 included. Overnight in El Calafate, standard room. (B)
EL CALAFATE: ESTANCIA CRISTINA DISCOVERY NAVIGATION
Today we will enjoy of a navigation to Upsala Glacier + Estancia Cristina +4x4 Upsala Viewpoint + Museum. Regular transfer to the port without guide. Boarding and departure at port Punta Bandera (NPC) 08.15 hours in our modern and comfortable boat. Sailing among icebergs and stunning scenery overlooking the western front of the Upsala glacier and then through Cristina Canal to the point of disembark at the Estancia. Arrival Estancia Cristina 11:30 hs. Stay at the Estancia for 6 hours. Lunch is included. Guided visit to the Costumbrista museum (old shearing shed). Ascent in all-terrain vehicles, travelling 9.5 km through mountainous roads. Arrival to the Continental ice shelter. 30 minute walk. Visit the oriental front of Upsala Glacier. Lake Guillermo, Southern Patagonian Ice and Andes. Return to the farm house of the Estancia and board at 17:30 hs. Arrival to Puerto Banderas at 19:00 hs approximately. Lunch is included. Transfer to the hotel. NOTE: If the maximum number of passengers is exceeded, visitors will be divided in turns by the tour coordinator of the Estancia. Overnight in El Calafate, standard room. (B, L)
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)
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 continue our journey 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)
USHUAIA: LAKE OFF ROADS
This is one of the 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. Lunch is included during the excursion. Overnight in Ushuaia, standard room. (B, L)
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)
Breakfast and private transfer from the Hotel to Ezeiza International Airport (without guide). (D)