PUERTO MADRYN

BUENOS AIRES, PUERTO MADRYN, USHUAIA, EL CALAFATE & BARILOCHE

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
      Bird Watching, Canopy, Climbing, Dolphins, Family-friendly, Forest, Glaciers, Kayaking, Lake, Mountain, Penguin, Skiing, Trekking, Whales Watching
    • Activity Level Leisurely
      4/8
    • Group Size Medium Group
    All about the BUENOS AIRES, PUERTO MADRYN, USHUAIA, EL CALAFATE & BARILOCHE.

    This tour combines Buenos Aires and the most beautiful patagonian destinations: Puerto Madryn, Ushuaia, El Calafate and Bariloche.

    In Puerto Madryn is one of the richest sites as far as species diversity is concerned. Bird Watching – mainly penguins – happens to be the preferred choice for many visitors. Sea lions, seals, killer whales and the Southern Right Whale are the other main characters of this natural stage.

    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.

    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.

    To complete this Patagonian tour, you will visit Bariloche to enjoy its mountains and lakes.

    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, in regular services (shared with other people)
    • Navigations mentioned
    • 14 Nights accommodation with breakfast as its described in the itinerary in the mentioned hotels or 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)
    • Meals and services not mentioned in the itinerary
    • Entrance fees
    • 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 and private transfer from the International to the Hotel with English Speaking guide.
      Overnight in Buenos Aires, standard room. (D)

    2. Day 2 BUENOS AIRES- TRELEW

      Today you will have time for a relaxed breakfast before you are collected from your hotel and transferred in private to the airport (without guide).
      Flight to Trelew (it is not included).
      Here you will board your flight to Trelew which will last approx 2hrs, upon your arrival you will be met by your guide who will transfer you in regular to the city of Puerto Madryn. The transfer takes approx 50mins and will offer superb views of the countryside as you drive towards the city. Upon your arrival into Puerto Madryn you will be taken to the Hotel for check in, you will then have the rest of the day free to enjoy and explore the city.
      Overnight in Puerto Madryn, standard room. (B)

    3. Day 3 PENINSULA DE VALDÉS (Full day Peninsula Valdes)

      We start Early in the morning towards Peninsula Valdes Provincial Reserve. After a one hour drive we will arrive at Puerto Piramides, where we will go on a boat trip (optional) to see whales from June to December and sea lions and cormorants from January to March. After this we head to Faro Punta Delgada Hotel & Restaurante to arrive near lunch time (**Please check the minimum consumption amount**). There we will also have the opportunity to go down the beach and walk close to the sea elephants. After that, we continue to Punta Cantor along the eastern coastline of the peninsula and we get to Caleta Valdés (Valdés Inlet). We are shown geological formations there and then we go back to the Ameghino Isthmus, with its interesting interpretation centre. On the way we have good chances of coming across wild land fauna such as guanacos, rheas, foxes, maras (Patagonian hare), armadillos, skunks, etc. Finally, we return to the city of Puerto Madryn at sunset.
      Main Attractions: Whale watching, Lamb Barbacue, Elephant Seals, Fauna.
      Season: All year round. Estimated duration: 10 hours. Journey: 400 Km approx. (half of it on paved roads)
      Overnight in Puerto Madryn, standard room. (B)

    4. Day 4 CHUBUT VALLEY RIVER (Visiting GAIMAN AND TRELEW)

      We set out early in the morning for Rawson, the province capital city, and then to Rawson Port in order to do the Comersoni Dolphin watching. After the watching, we head for Trelew where passengers can visit the Egidio Feruglio Paleontology Museum, one of the most important in Latin America specialized in paleontology. Here we can examine all the geological eras, from the first human being on Earth to the Bing Bang. There are 30 dinosaurs and about 2000 fossilized pieces on display in the Mesozoic era room, the main room at the museum. Then, we continue travelling to Gaiman, a village situated 15km west on the Chubut River northern bank. This small town is a very attractive place where the Welsh traditions can still be found at its best. Its buildings (very well preserved since the times settlers disembarked and settled down in the valley), its typical Welsh tea and cake, all in the beautiful setting featured by the valley. After this visit, we complete our itinerary travelling west to Dolavon village, this time along the road that goes around the farmland, where numerous farms devoted to agro-tourism, offer varied and fine craftsmanship. We return to Puerto Madryn in the evening
      Main Attractions: Welsh styled High Tea, Comersoni Dolphin watching, Paleontology Museum
      Estimated duration: 7 to 8hrs
      Journey: 240 km approx.
      Season: All year round
      Overnight in Puerto Madryn, standard room. (B)

    5. Day 5 FLIGHT TO USHUAIA

      After breakfast today you will be collected from your hotel and transferred to the airport at Trelew in regular service. Flight to Ushuaia (it is not included)
      Here you will board your flight to Ushuaia one of the southernmost cities in the world. Arriving into the airport you will be met by your guide and transferred in regular service to the Hotel. The rest of the day you are free to explore this exciting city.
      Overnight in Ushuaia standard room. (B)

    6. Day 6 USHUAIA: TIERRA DEL FUEGO NATIONAL PARK

      Departure from the hotel around 9:00am. Guests arrive at the National Park and go along the coastal path. This path (3 hours, 7 km long) is doubtlessly the most beautiful in the park with lots of vegetation. Then guests board an 18 person Zodiac in the beautiful Ensenada Bay. The captain navigates along Beagle Channel to the Redonda Island with a view of Rocky Cormorants that nestle in a rocky wall of the isle. Guests disembark on the island and have free time for lunch (not included). Tourists have free time to explore the island. After a “siesta”, guests will continue to Lapataia Bay to view Argentine seabirds. At the bay, a van awaits guests for a transfer back to the hotel for arrival around 4:30pm. No experience level required. Available August through April.
      Duration: 08 hours. Entrance to the National Park is not included.
      Overnight in Ushuaia, standard room. (B)

    7. Day 7 USHUAIA: BEAGLE CHANNEL

      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 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)

    8. Day 8 FLIGHT TO EL CALAFATE

      Today after breakfast you will be collected from your hotel and transferred in regular service to the airport for your flight to El Calafate.
      Flight to El Calafate (it is not included).
      Arriving into El Calafate airport you will be met by a regular guide and transferred to the Hotel. You will have the rest of your day free to enjoy this incredible place. The city is set on the shore of Lake Argentino and at the foot of mount Calafate and offers superb views and picturesque scenery with one of the world‟s last progressing glaciers on the doorstep.
      Overnight in El Calafate, standard room. (B)

    9. Day 9 PERITO MORENO GLACIER

      Today we offer a regular tour to 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 to the National Park is not Included.
      Overnight in El Calafate, standard room. (B)

    10. Day 10 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 to the National Park is not included.
      Overnight in El Calafate, standard room. (B, L)

    11. Day 11 FLIGHT TO BARILOCHE

      After breakfast today you will be collected from your hotel and be transferred in regular to El Calafate airport for your flight to Bariloche.
      Flight to Bariloche (it is not included).
      San Carlos de Bariloche is a picturesque city set in the foothills of the Andes and bordered by the Nahuel Huapi National Park & lake, the city is also an important centre of scientific research as well as boasting a wealth of cultural and historical monuments. Arriving into Bariloche airport you will be met by your guide and transferred in regular service to the Hotel. The rest of your day is free to relax or explore in this gorgeous city.
      Overnight in Bariloche, standard room. (B)

    12. Day 12 CITY TOUR & ISLA VICTORIA – THE ARRAYANES BOAT TRIP

      The tour starts in Bariloche, riding down Ezequiel Bustillo Ave.: a winding paved road along the Nahuel Huapi lakeshore. At kilometer 8, you come to Playa Bonita, from where you can see Huemul Island. Continuing along this road for another 10 km, and after passing through some beautiful scenery, you arrive at Campanario Hill. A chair lift takes you to the top of the hill (1050 m) from where you can enjoy one of the most impressive views of this region. You will see Nahuel Huapi and Moreno lakes, El Trébol lagoon, San Pedro and Llao Llao peninsulas, Victoria Island, Otto, López, Goye and Catedral hills, and the main town, San Carlos de Bariloche. Further ahead, and after leaving San Pedro peninsula behind, you reach Llao Llao Peninsula, with its namesake hilltop hotel and San Eduardo Chapel, two architectural jewels of this region, and you go by Pañuelo Port, the starting point of many lake excursions. Further on you will go by a golf course, cross the bridge over the Angostura river that joins Nahuel Huapi Lake with Moreno Lake, and pass by López Bay at the base of López Hill. Further on, you get to the Panoramic Point, a belvedere with a magnificent view of Moreno Lake and Llao Llao peninsula. Then you will cross the bridge over Moreno Lake at a narrow end, follow the shoreline of El Trébol lagoon, and 2 km ahead you meet Ezequiel Bustillo Ave. again.Once the tour is complete you will have time for lunch before you transfer to Puerto Pañuelo, here you will board a shared service vessel for you tour out to Victoria Island and the Los Arraynes national park. Setting off from the port you will sail for thirty minutes to Isla Victoria, here you will be free to either explore at your leisure or to take a guided tour of the island which boasts a rich history and beautiful scenery (guide tour is optional). Once your time on Isla Victoria is complete you will re-join the vessel which will head for the Los Arraynes national park on the Quetrihué Peninsula. Here you will take a walk along the decked path enjoying the views of the rare Arrayanes trees that grow here. Once you have had ample time to explore the park you will re-join your vessel for your return to Puerto Pañuelo and transfer back to Bariloche arriving back at your hotel for approx eight in the evening.
      Overnight in Bariloche, standard room. (B)

    13. Day 13 BARILOCHE

      Day at your leisure.
      Today you are free to explore the magnificent city of Bariloche, there are many options available to you, the city is a famed starting point for skiing in the nearby Andes and the city itself is bordered by the stunning Nahuel Huapi national park just begging to be explored and there are numerous aquatic activities to take part in from the lake side port just a five minute walk from your hotel. You also have the option of taking a more comprehensive tour of the city bringing to life the rich history and culture of this incredible place, Your guide will be able to assist you in planning any additional tours that you may wish to take.
      Overnight in Bariloche, standard room. (B)

    14. Day 14 FLIGHT TO BUENOS AIRES

      Today you will have time for breakfast before you are collected from your hotel and transferred in private service to the airport for your flight back to the capital city of Buenos Aires.
      Flight to Buenos Aires (it is not included)
      Upon your arrival you will be met by your guide and transferred back to the Hotel. Once you have checked in you will have the rest of the day free to relax in this colourful city.
      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)

    15. Day 15 FLIGHT BACK HOME

      Today you will enjoy a relaxed breakfast at your hotel, at the appropriate time you will be collected by your guide for your transfer to the airport for your flight back home. (D)

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