Special tour for Patagonia lovers. You will be able to visit Ushuaia (the world´s Southernmost city), Calafate (Argentina’sNational Capital of Glaciers) and Puerto Madryn.
Between June and December,we canfindthe Southern Right Whale in Puerto Madryn. From October thru March, Magellan penguins are all around the area, whereas seals and sea lions are all year long.
Calafate shines because of its glaciers. It is located in the south of Patagonia so we recommend travelling from September to April in order not to experience cold weather.
Ushuaia is a great place always…During spring and summer the weather is nice, and during winter it is possible to practice skiingat Cerro Castor.
Day 1 - Buenos Aires
Arrival at Buenos Aires Airport (Ezeiza airport) and transfer to the hotel.
Day 2 - Buenos Aires
Breakfast. In the morning city tour in Buenos Aires.This tour gives you the emotion of a multiple Buenos Aires. We will visit the most characteristic places of the “Paris of America”. The Obelisk, Colon Theatre, RecoletaCemetery, May square (surrounded by the cathedral, the Cabildo, and the pink house where the president works) are some of the highlights that we will include in the tour. We will also visit La Boca neighborhood which was seat of immigrants – mainly Italians – and now home of some artists; San Telmo, traditional neighborhood where Tango performances can be seen in many bars and restaurants; the elegant Recoleta, and the most modern: Puerto Madero. Night in Buenos Aires.
Day 3 - Buenos Aires
Breakfast. Day at leisure. We suggest: In the morning, tour to Delta of Tigre River. We will visit the northern area of Buenos Aires. As we pass through the parks and the beautiful buildings, we can see a sensational panoramic view of la Plata River, the widest river in the world. We will see Jorge Newbery Airport, River Plate Stadium, University of Buenos Aires, Olivos residence (where the president lives). Then we will arrive to Tigre where we will begin our navigation into the Parana Delta. Hundreds of island are part of this unique ecosystem that it is located only 20km distance from Buenos Aires.
We will return to the city in the coast train that connects the most elegant residential areas facing the River. The last part of the tour will be done by bus.
Day 4 - Buenos Aires - Ushuaia
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport for flight to Ushuaia (USH). Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon at leisure, we suggest visiting the Museum of the Old Prison of Ushuaia.
Day 5 - Ushuaia
Breakfast. In the morning excursion to Tierra del Fuego National Park. On this Half day trip, we will visit the only National Park of the Island. It is located 12km to the west of Ushuaia City, near the Chilena border.
In the National Park, we will watch the local flora made of lengas, cherry tree, Ã±ires, and different species of shrubs and flowers. The fauna comprises local and introduced species such as red wolves, beavers, rabbits and many bird species (more than 90 species). Ensenada Bay, Roca Lake and Lapataia Lake are the touristic places that we will visit. We will also do a short walk along the shore of the lake where we will see beavers and reach Lapataia Bay located at the end of the National Route N 3:3063 km distance from Buenos Aires city.
During the tour we will visit the train station of the End of the World Train. It is possible to combine the trip in the train with the tour to the National Park.
In the afternoon with suggest navigation to Seal Island.
Day 6 - Ushuaia
Breakfast. Day at leisure. We suggest Tour to Fagnano and Escondidos Lakes. The tour starts very early in the morning. We depart from the cit and take national route 3, heding north. During the trip, we will pass by several mountains ranges and part of the Andes where we will discover sphagnum bog valleys, glaciers and cascades in the middle of the Patagonian Forest. Once in Paso Garibaldi (450 mts on the level of the sea), we will be able to see spectacular views of the lakes Escondido and Fagano. After that, we will make a short stop at Lake Escondido so as to see the esmerald-green waters and such beautiful landscape. We will begin the decrease up to coming to the zone of the sawmills, especially to the sawmill Martínez, today deactivated, on the coast of the Lake Fagnano, located 100 Km north from Ushuaia; one of the biggest lakes in South America.From there we will initiate the return to the city, stopping before to taste the typical roast of lamb fueguino.
Day 7 - Ushuaia - Calafate
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport for flight to Calafate (FTE). Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Day at leisure.
Day 8 - Calafate
Breakfast. Full day tour to Perito Moreno Glacier. We will drive 80km next to Argentino Lake until we reach Los Glaciares National park. It is incredible how different it is the vegetation next to Andes. We will drive following Brazo Rico (arm of Argentino Lake) till we arrive to the whisper turn, there we will find the amazing Perito Moreno Glacier.
We will park in the footbridge area where we will admire the Perito Moreno Glacier and witness the fall of ice blocks from a close distance.
At the beginning of the footbridge area, the guide will give us a brief explanation and show the way. Before reaching the first balcony, you will observe the plate with the statement of World Heritage of Mankind, granted by the UNESCO in 1981; and farther on, two informative stands about glacier processes and the formation of the Perito Moreno in particular.
Every viewpoint offers a new perspective. From the entrance of the footbridge area, there is a distance of 400 meters to the lowest balcony, the closest to the front of the glacier. The intermediate balcony is the best place to appreciate the northern area of the glacier with a good sight of the Canal de los TÃ©mpanos and towards the left of this viewpoint is the second balcony, right opposite the glacier.
Even if the largest glaciers in the Park are the Viedma and the Upsala, the Perito Moreno is a large sized glacier located only 200 meters over sea level, which enables to reach its very front easily, not like the other glaciers, which can only be accessed after trekking or sailing for a while.
The Perito Moreno is the only glacier that maintains its balance, that is to say, all the ice mass it receives from its source basin in the winter is gradually lost in its front during the summer.
Almost at hand reach, a strange set of dimensions and perception for the senses. At times, gentle, quiet, freezing both time and the atmosphere. Once in a while, some murmur, a roar growing from the depths
Day 9 - Calafate
Breakfast. Day at leisure. We suggest Tour Navigation All Glaciers. Another extraordinary excursion recomended in El Calafate is the navigation to the northern arm of the Lake Argentino. In this excursion we will watch the amazing Upsala glacier, that is the biggest glaciar of the south area of the National Park. Also we will se the Spegazzini Glacier that has the higgest wall of the park, 135 meters and the Onellis Glacier. Plenty of icebergs will be moving around the catamaran during the whole tour.
Day 10 - Calafate - Puerto Madryn
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport for flight to Trelew (REL). Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon at leisure.
Day 11 - Puerto Madryn
Breakfast. Tour to Peninsula Valdez. We depart from the city of Puerto Madryn at 8:00 pm approx to Puerto Piramide, entering through the Isthmus Ameguino, where we visit the Interpretation Centre, an ideal place to learn and know the history and geography of the peninsula, as well as the fauna and flora to be seen on the tour. The same has stuffed animals, whale skeleton, remains of the first settlers and an observation point, where you can see an overview of the Isthmus and the two gulfs, San José, Nuevo and Bird Island. Continue to Puerto Piramide where we set sail for the whale watching an hour and a half hours and the guide explains the cycle whaling and developing them in the Golfo Nuevo (Only June to November). In return, free lunch. Then continuation towards the interior of the peninsula known the elephant seal colony at Caleta Valdés, sea lions at Punta Delgada or occasionally watching orcas at Punta Norte (in season). May also be seen in the typical animal tour of the area such as foxes, armadillos, guanacos, hares, maras and rhea. In return brief stop on the beaches of Doradillo for watching whales from shore. Then back to the city of Puerto Madryn arriving at the same between 18 and 18:30 pm approx.
Day 12 - Puerto Madryn
Breakfast. Day at leisure. We suggest tour to Punta Tombo. Punta Tombo was established as a Natural Protected Area in 1979 and it is the habitat of the largest Magellan Penguin colony in the world with a total of 175,000 reproductive pairs. The opening of the season is determined in accordance with the first penguin arrivals, approximately in the early days of September and it lasts until the beginning of April.
In this excursion you will stay about two hours and a half in order to observe the penguins, their behavior and way of living. You will be able to se other animals like gumps, armadillos.
Day 13 - Puerto Madryn - Buenos Aires
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport for flight to Buenos Aires (AEP). Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon at leisure.
Day 14 - Buenos Aires
Breakfast. Transfer to Ezeiza International Airport for International flight.
END OF TOUR