Arrival at the airport. Welcome to Argentina.
You will be Transfered to your selected Hotel and met by our English speaking staff.
You will have a half day City tour visiting the famous landmarks of Buenos Aires City: ¨Plaza de Mayo¨ where the Government House (Pink House) is located, the Metropolitan Cathedral and Cabildo, La Boca neighborhood where you can walk around Caminito Street and see how the first immigrants who arrived in Buenos Aires used to live.
In the evening, you can take a Tango lesson with a local expert.
Buenos Aires – Ushuaia
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport to take the flight to Ushuaia.
Welcome to the “end of the world”, the worlds’ southernmost city.
Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel.
In the morning we visit Tierra del Fuego National Park, when you can choose from many of the varied walks. This Park is the only National Park with ocean coast in the country. Its 63.000 hectares protect innumerable ñires, lengas, cherry trees, calafates and notros and flowers as violets and orchids. The walk in the park offers marvellous panoramic views of the Beagle Channel surrounded by mountains and an opportunity to feel nature at its best. There is an abundance of wildlife such as Magellanic Woodpeckers, condors, Steamer Ducks, Kelp Geese, guanaco, the Patagonian grey fox and the rare southern sea otter.
Optional Tour: Ticket for the End of the World Train
In the afternoon, after making your way to the tourist pier, we embark on a boat excursion along the famous Beagle Channel. You will gain panoramas of Ushuaia Bay and see the diverse marine wildlife, such as cormorants and fur seals, on De los Lobos and De los Pajaros Islands. On one of the Bridges Isles, you can explore the island for concheros, or giant shells, and enjoy the views of Chile and Argentina.
Ushuaia – EL Calafate
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport to take the flight to El Calafate. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Overnight.
Full day Perito Moreno Glacier Tour
We depart from El Calafate, which borders the southern arm of the Argentine Lake and travel to Los Glaciares National Park (90 km away). A UNESCO World Heritage site since 1981 and home to one of the most awe inspiring landscapes in Argentina). Our bilingual guide will provide you with important facts and information about the Galcier.
From the nearby walking trails and viewing platform you will have the chance to enjoy stunning views of the glacier and see its surface of 192 km2, its front wall of 5 km long and some of its peaks at 80 metres high. By being so close, you will also be able to hear the majestic sounds and movements of the Glacier and bear witness to its advancements as the deep silence is suddenly interrupted by the tremendous noise of massive shards of ice cracking from the Glacier and collapsing into the Canal de los Tempanos (Icebergs Channel).
Optional Tour: Iceberg Channel Cruise.
El Calafate – Puerto Madryn
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport to take the flight to Puerto Madryn. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Overnight.
Puerto Madryn – Peninsula Valdes
Early morning departure with our bilingual guide who will take you on a full day's tour of the Valdes Peninsula, a UNESCO World Heritage site. We will arrive at Isthmus Carlos Ameghino from where it is possible to see at the same time Nuevo and San Jose Gulfs, visit the Interpretation Centre and see the Birds’ Island. This is a small island connected to the continent during low tides where visitors are not allowed. A wide variety of birds arrive during their breeding season: seagulls, flamingos, herons, cormorants, ducks and penguins among others.
The tour continues to Caleta Valdes where there is an important settlement of Southern Elephant seals. Further along you will arrive at Caleta Valdes, a large natural creek that is home to a colony of sea elephants. After admiring Caleta Valdes you'll continue along the road as it drops suddenly down into a crescent of golden cliffs overlooking a bright blue bay and the small village of Puerto Piramides. Here herds of southern right whales tend to arrive in June.
You will take a boat trip around the Golfo Nuevo bay and watch these immense creatures gliding past. The peninsula navigation allows you to get unusually close to the whales. You will even get wet if they jump!
While the whales may be seen from late June to mid December, the sea elephants and sea lions are permanent residents.
Puerto Madryn – Buenos Aires
Half day Punta Tombo Penguin rockery
Punta Tombo is located on the Atlantic Ocean coast, 150 km from Puerto Madryn. During the warm months (September to April) Punta Tombo reserve is home to the world's largest colony of Magellanic penguins. Spending much of their lives in the water, these penguins return yearly to the Patagonian coast to court, breed, and raise their young. Approximately half of the colonies of penguins that nest at Punta Tombo burrow underground. Males arrive prior to the females, preparing and settling into their old nests. When the females arrive, they search out their lifelong mate through a series of calls and a chorus of answers. After an elaborate courtship, the female will lay one egg and both male and female will share the two-month incubation. Once the baby penguin, or chick, hatches, the parents will forage for food, feeding the chick by regurgitation until it can fend for itself. After the chicks learn to swim, the family will return to the ocean and migrate north to southern Brazil. Some Magellanic penguins may migrate 3000 miles round-trip between Brazil and Patagonia. When the immature penguins return to Punta Tombo the following year, they will moult their feathers, and breeding will once again resume. Besides penguins it is also possible to see many other kind of birds in the area.
Return to Puerto Madryn and transfer to the airport to take the flight to Buenos Aires. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Overnight.
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport to take the flight back.
- Accommodation in the hotels quoted or similar. Breakfast and taxes included (21%).
- Private trf in/out in Buenos Aires with tourist guide (English / Spanish)
- Private city tour in Buenos Aires with tourist guide (English / Spanish)
- Regular services in Puerto Madryn and Peninsula Valdes (English / Spanish)
- Regular Ushuaia services and transfers in Ushuaia with tourist guide (English / Spanish)
- Sib transfers and tours at El Calafate (English / Spanish)
- National Parks entrance fees from U$S 93 per person
- Air tickets, the whole route from U$S 949 (BUE-USH-FTE -REL-BUE)