BUENOS AIRES & EL CALAFATE
Tango and Ice
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Leisurely
Group Size Medium Group
Buenos Aires the old fashioned and modern, European and American, passionate and melancholic. Captivating.
Born on the banks of River Plate, Buenos Aires is a city of contrasts. Avenues which display sensational European buildings and architectural pieces of work, neighborhoods with, literally speaking, taste of tango and “arrabal” (suburb).
El Calafate Lakes, glaciers, forests, mountains and steppe constitute the beauty of this inhospitable but capturing landscape.
Between September and May, 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 is the most visited place in the Los Glaciares National Park and it is one of the two Patrimonies of Mankind of the province.
- All services, transfers and excursions detailed in the itinerary, in private service with English speaking guide excepted were is not detailed
- Navigations mentioned
- 06 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 detailed
- 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
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 - CITY TOUR
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, 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)
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 not 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 +4×4 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.
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.
Lunch is included. Entrance is not included.
Overnight in El Calafate, standard room. (B, L)
EL CALAFATE – BUENOS AIRES
Breakfast. Regular transfer to the airport to take your flight with English Speaking Guide.
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)
BUENOS AIRES - DEPARTURE
Breakfast and private transfer from the Hotel to Ezeiza International Airport (without guide).