Puerto Tranquilo

FLY & DRIVE: SOUTH PATAGONIA – 15 DAYS 14 NIGHTS

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Southern region of Argentina & Chile

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All about the FLY & DRIVE: SOUTH PATAGONIA – 15 DAYS 14 NIGHTS.

Enjoy a trip through the southern part of the Argentinian & Chilenian Patagonia! Steppe, whales, glaciers and mountains, the mai protagonists of the landscape that will surround you for two weeks. 

Operative: Suggested from October to April (Whales period in Península Valdes from June to December)

POSSIBLE EXTENSIONS: Extra nights in El Calafate & El Chalten (Argetnina) | Torrres del Paine & Puerto Natales (Chile)
Please contact us for further information and customized itineraries.

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, excursions and transfers detailed on the programme
  • Meals detailed (B: breakfast, L: lunch; D: dinner)
  • Customized maps and tourist guide with suggestions along the destinations
  • 24hs assistance through our mobile phone
  • Car rental for 15 days: Pick Up AM at Trelew airport (Day 1) and Drop Off PM at El Calafate airport (Day 15). Includes basic insurance with excess and free km
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in Puerto Madryn with breakfast as its described in the itinerary in the mentioned hotels or in similar, according to availability at the moment of the booking request
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in Bahía Bustamante with breakfast as its described in the itinerary in the mentioned hotels or in similar, according to availability at the moment of the booking request
  • 1-night accommodation in Colonia Sarmiento with breakfast as its described in the itinerary in the mentioned hotels or in similar, according to availability at the moment of the booking request
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in Los Antiguos with breakfast as its described in the itinerary in the mentioned hotels or in similar, according to availability at the moment of the booking request
  • 1-night accommodation in Puerto Tranquilo with breakfast as its described in the itinerary in the mentioned hotels or in similar, according to availability at the moment of the booking request
  • 1-night accommodation in Chacabuco Valley with breakfast as its described in the itinerary in the mentioned hotels or in similar, according to availability at the moment of the booking request
  • 1-night accommodation in Estancia Los Toldos with breakfast as its described in the itinerary in the mentioned hotels or in similar, according to availability at the moment of the booking request
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in El Chaltén with breakfast as its described in the itinerary in the mentioned hotels or in similar, according to availability at the moment of the booking request
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in El Calafate with breakfast as its described in the itinerary in the mentioned hotels or in similar, according to availability at the moment of the booking request
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • International flights
  • Tour conductor
  • Early check in/Late check out at hotels
  • Meals and services not mentioned
  • Drinks Turing meals (except Dinner & shows and box lunch that include them)
  • Optional and suggested services
  • Insurances
  • Personal expenses and tips
  1. DAY 1 TRELEW - PUERTO MADRYN

    Morning arrival at the airport of Trelew and pick up the car rental there.

    You will have the chance to visit its interesting museum MEF (Egidio Feruglio Museum) with worldwide prestige as a benchmark in the field of paleontology in Patagonia, as well as a sustained international recognition. There we will enjoy a conference in English of the famous Paleontologist Dr. Diego Pol (discoverer of the largest dinosaur on the Planet (in Estancia La Flecha – Chubut).

    You may also like to visit the welsh town of Gaiman and taste its great welsh tea. Nearby you will find the Bryn Gwyn Paleontological Park, a reserve of more than 250 hectares.

    Continue driving to Puerto Madryn.

    Overnight in Puerto Madryn.

  2. DAY 2 PUERTO MADRYN: PENÍNSULA VALDES

    Breakfast and morning departure with your car to visit the famous Peninsula Valdés, a reservoir of wildlife unique in the world. Few places in the world offer the possibility of observing so many animals in their natural environment. On the Atlantic sea, and 77 km from Puerto Madryn. There live the gigantic whales that you see a few meters from the coast, wolves and sea elephants, penguins, numerous birds, guanacos and other species land are concentrated in this Nature Reserve of 360 thousand hectares where there are almost no inhabitants. In Puerto Pirámides during the whales season (June to December) you will be able to embark on boats to experience the navigation between whales.

    We suggest you to  also visit Punta Norte (where Sea Elephants inhabit) / Penguin Colony at the San Lorenzo Patagonian Ranch. Return to the hotel

    Overnight in Puerto Madryn. (B)

  3. DAY 3 PUERTO MADRYN - BAHÍA CAMARONES - BAHÍA BUSTAMANTE

    Departure Southwards to Camarones Bay and Cabo 2 Bays where it is possible to see a  penguin colony and wolves. Then continue along the Provincial route until Bustamante Bay. Unique ”alguero” town, lodging with full board at the beach houses, facing the sea.

    Different facets to discover during a stay in Bahía Bustamante:

    • The only algal village in the world. A sustainable and thriving activity that was born in 1953 by a visionary and enterprising man
    • Fauna as protagonist: navigation through the Malaspina Cove to observe penguins, sea lions, cormorants, steam ducks, among other 100 species. It is also likely to have the luck to see orcas and dolphins.
    • A Petrified Forest, a silent vestige of the Paleocene that tells us part of the geological history of Patagonia.

    Overnight in Bahía Bustamante. (B, D)

     

     

  4. DAY 4 BAHÍA BUSTAMANTE: NAVIGATION

    After breakfast, we gather at the grocery store and assess the weather report and the tide tables to determine whether sailing is possible. We get on the boat and sail along the seaweed fields where we come across vessels working on the seaweed harvest. Later we sail on the mussel crops and tell you all about the breeding online system we use. Finally we come near the islands that are within the cove, approach the Roca Malaspina to continue sailing down the archipelago made up by the Vernacci Islands. While sailing, we can contemplate Sea Lion colonies (3,500 animals during the breeding season), Penguins (100,000) and colorful Marine Bird colonies. Then we moor the boat and return to the village for lunch. In the afternoon, we will explore Graviña Peninsula, a 70 km Peninsula of sandy beaches, crystal clear water and reddish rocks. A combination of 4×4 wheel drive and trekking. If the tide is low, natural swimming pools are formed in the rocks, ideal to take a bath if the weather is good. The peninsula also houses an archeological site. Afterwards, we will visit Penguin Island: Just 15 minutes away from the town by 4×4, this island is home to a small colony of Magellan Penguins. During low tide it is possible to reach the island on foots, giving us the privilege of observing penguins and their nests closely. During the way we will also be able to observe all kinds of Steppe fauna. Dinner in Bahia Bustamante.

    Overnight in Bahía Bustamante. (B, L, D)

  5. DAY 5 BAHÍA BUSTAMANTE - COLONIA SARMIENTO

    Departure in the morning. Part of the route will be asphalt (227 km) and the other part gravel (40 km). After arriving at Colonia Sarmiento you may visit José Ormachea Petrified Forest and hike to the ”Cerros Colorados”. In Sarmiento you can visit the Dinosaur thematic museum.

    Overnight in Colonia Sarmiento. (B)

  6. DAY 6 SARMIENTO - RÍO MAYO - PERITO MORENO - LOS ANTIGUOS (Bi National Park Patagonia)

    Breakfast. Departure from Sarmiento to travel the 320 km of asphalt via Río Mayo to reach Los Antiguos (Bordering the Lake Buenos Aires).

    Overnight in Los Antiguos. (B)

  7. DAY 7 LOS ANTIGUOS - BI NATIONAL PARK

    Full day in the area dedicated to the experience of observing the beautiful Macá Tobiano – in the High Plateau of the Lake Buenos Aires (1400 meters SNM).

    Overnight in Los Antiguos (B)

  8. DAY 8 LOS ANTIGUOS - CHILE CHICO - PUERTO TRANQUILO (Chile)

    Breakfast. Morning early departure to arrive at the border crossing at 08:00 hs. Arrival to Puerto Tranquilo check in. In the afternoon enjoy a navigation in small boats to visit the Marble Chapels. Route: (200 km gravel – cliff).

    Overnight in Puerto Tranquilo (B)

  9. DAY 9 TRANQUILO PORT (Chile) - BERTRAND PORT - VALLE CHACABUCO

    Departure from Puerto Tranquilo always on Carretera Austral to reach Bertrand Port and the Confluence of the Baker and Nef Rivers, continuing to the confluence of the Baker and Chacabuco Rivers to the Chacabuco Valley and Portal to lodge at the Chacabuco Valley Lodge. (Route 90 km gravel).

    Overnight in Chacabuco Valley (B)

  10. DAY 10 VALLE CHACABUCO - PORTAL PASO ROBALLOS (Argentina) - BAJO CARACOLES - ESTANCIA LOS TOLDOS

    Departure from the Chacabuco Valley to the border with Argentina (P° Roballos) to reach a rural estancia.

    In the afternoon you could visit Cañadón del Río Pinturas and the caves of Manos Pintadas (crossing the Río Pinturas).

    Route 270 km of gravel. Dinner at the Estancia Los Toldos.

    Overnight in Estancia Los Toldos. (B, D)

  11. DAY 11 ESTANCIA LOS TOLDOS - EL CHALTÉN

    Drive Southwards to El Chaltén, the national trekking capital.

    Overnight in El Chaltén. (B)

  12. DAY 12 EL CHALTEN

    Enjoy a full day on your own in El Chaltén. You may enjoy a full day trekking to Laguna de los Tres with unforgettable views of the Fitz Roy mount, or discover the treasures around Lago del Desierto area.

    Overnight in El Chaltén. (B)

  13. DAY 13 EL CHALTÉN - EL CALAFATE

    Departure Southwards to El Calafate, you will have to chance to visit La Leona petrified forest on the way.

    Overnight in El Calafate. (B)

  14. DAY 14 EL CALAFATE: PERITO MORENO GLACIER & LOS GLACIARES NATIONAL PARK

    Drive to the impressive Los Glaciares National Park to discover its highlight: the Perito Moreno glacier. It is possible to combine your tour with a navigation getting closer to the glacier, or a longer navigation to see other glaciers too. Kayaking with views of the glacier is also available!

    Overnight in El Calafate. (B)

  15. DAY 15 EL CALAFATE - DEPARTURE

    Drive to El Calafate airport and drop off the car to take your flight. Hope you enjoyed this adventure!

Puerto Madryn
Los Antiguos
PERITO MORENO GLACIER