Explore Patagonia & Iguazu Falls

Day 1: Arrive Buenos Aires

Transfer in from Airport to Hotel
One of Argentina’s top attractions is the leviathan metropolis of Buenos Aires, the most fascinating of all South American capitals. It’s a riveting place just to wander about, people-watching, shopping or simply soaking up the unique atmosphere. Its many barrios (neighborhoods) are startlingly different – some are decadently old-fashioned, others daringly modern – but all of them ooze character. Buenos Aires has got everything: night-life, tango, culture, football, excellent beef and the best local wines.
A bilingual chauffer will be waiting for you at the airport with your name on a board to take you to the hotel.
Evening Tango Class: There is a saying: "It takes one lesson to learn Tango and a lifetime to improve it." An individual Tango Class is provided for you by experienced Tango teachers for you to experience the passion and sensuality of Tango.
Dinner at the famous Chiquilín Restaurante:
Here you will be able to enjoy the world famous Argentine beef and Malbec Wine.
Return to hotel

Day 2: Buenos Aires

Breakfast
City Tour: In the morning, you will be picked up by a local guide and given a tour around the city and its surroundings that will allow you to discover its spirit, its mystique and its charm. The following areas will be visited: Plaza de Mayo, Puerto Madero, La Boca, San Telmo, Palermo, Recoleta Cemetery.
Tango Show with Dinner at “El Querandí”: Carlos Gardel is recognized as one of the most important singers and actors of the 19th century. Born in France, he came to Argentina as a child. Here he came to fame singing Tango in the many theatres of Buenos Aires.You will enjoy a Gala Dinner show of dance and singing dedicated to this icon whose voice has now been registered by UNESCO.
Return to hotel

Day 3: Ushuaia

Breakfast
Transfer to Airport to take flight to Ushuaia. Upon arrival transfer to Acebos hotel
Reluctantly shared by both Argentina and Chile, this ”land of fire” really is the end of the world. Its faraway location has drawn explorers since the days of Magellan and Darwin, and this tradition continues with today’s travelers. A triangular archipelago surrounded by the stormy South Atlantic and the Strait of Magellan, Tierra del Fuego offers plenty of natural beauty: scenic glaciers, lush forests, astounding mountains, clear waterways and a dramatic sea coast. The region’s largest city, Ushuaia, is also the ‘southernmost city in the world’ – a major draw for list-tickers – but has also become the main gateway to wondrous Antarctica. Tierra del Fuego is isolated and hard to reach, but for true adventure-seekers in Argentina it’s a must.
Ushuaia Canal de Beagle cruise
In the afternoon, after making our 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.
Return to hotel

Day 4: Ushuaia

Breakfast
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.
Return to hotel

Day 5: Australis Patagonia

Breakfast
Transfer to port to board the Stella Australis and occupy AA Cabin.
Australis will take you on an amazing journey to the “uttermost end of the earth”.  On the Ushuaia – Punta Arenas route, you will enjoy the splendor and beauty of unique natural scenery and wildlife.   You will travel on one of the industry’s most comfortable ships designed to make your trip as pleasant and remarkable as possible through the Strait of Magellan and Beagle Channel. Our expedition cruises give you the chance to experience authentic adventure travel. Take a journey to Cape Horn and view the same incredible beauty that Charles Darwin enjoyed centuries ago or capture footage of marine life during your journey. The possibilities are endless. Experience wildlife and nature like you never have before with Patagonian travel.
Check in between 10:00 and 16:00 at 409 San Martín Street. Board the cruise ship at 17:30. After a welcoming cocktail reception hosted by the Captain and his crew, the cruise will depart for one of the remotest parts of the planet. Our voyage will take us through the Strait of Magellan and Beagle Channel to explore one of the most breathtaking wilderness regions in the world: Southern Patagonia, which includes the Tierra del Fuego archipelago.

Day 6: Cape Horn - Wulaia Bay

Breakfast
We will be sailing through Murray Channel and Nassau Bay to reach Cape Horn National Park, where, weather permitting, we shall go ashore. The legendary Cape Horn was discovered in 1616 and is a sheer 425-meter (1,394-foot) high rocky promontory. For many years it was an important navigation route between the Pacific and the Atlantic, and is referred to as the ‘End of the Earth’. The park was declared a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2005.
In the afternoon, we will go ashore at historic Wulaia Bay, originally the site of one of the region’s largest Yamana aboriginal settlements. Charles Darwin landed there in 1833 during his voyage on the HMS Beagle. This area is also renowned for the mesmerizing beauty of its vegetation and geography. We will take an enchanted walk through the Magellan Forest of lengas, coigües, canelos, ferns, and other endemic vegetation, to reach a panoramic viewpoint.

Day 7: Agostini Sound - Águila Glacier

 

Breakfast
We will be sailing through Brecknock, Ocasión, Cockburn, and Magdalena Channels to enter the spectacular De Agostini Sound, in the heart of the Darwin Mountain Range. This is where we shall see glaciers sliding down the mountainside all the way to the sea.
In the afternoon, in well-equipped Zodiac boats, we will travel to the Águila Glacier where we will embark upon an easy walk to its base. It’s the perfect opportunity to experience the beauty of Patagonia’s cold rainforest and to see how the power of nature has moulded the spectacular landscape.

Day 8: Magdalena Island - Punta Arenas

Breakfast
Early in the morning, weather permitting, we will go ashore on Magdalena Island, located in the middle of the Strait of Magellan. The island used to be an essential source of supplies for navigators and explorers and is inhabited by an immense colony of Magellan Penguins that we will be able to see during our walk to the lighthouse. In September and April, this excursion is replaced by a ride aboard Zodiacs to Marta Island to observe South American Sea Lions.
*Camera extension poles are prohibited on Magdalena Island
Finally, disembarkation at Punta Arenas is scheduled for 11:30.
Transfer to Puerto Natales and checkin to Natalino Hotel Patagonico.

Day 9: Puerto Natales

Breakfast
Full day excursion visiting Torres del Paine National Park.This National Park covers 181.000 hectares on the Seno de Ultima Esperanza (Last Hope Inlet). There are many hiking paths that cover differing types of terrain, from windswept pampas to thick Magellanic forests, and along lakes with huge glaciers and icebergs. The park is surrounded by huge, craggy mountains, including the famous Cuernos del Paine (Paine Horn). Keep an eye out for wild guanacos as they roam the windy plains. You will also see rheas, Patagonian hare, and even condors.
Return to hotel

Day 10: El Calafate

Breakfast
Transfer to El Calafate
Check-in to hotel Kosten Aike
Evening free

Day 11: El Calafate

Breakfast
Perito Moreno Full Day Glacier Tour
We depart from El Calafate, which borders the southern arm of the Argentine Lake and travel to Los Glaciares National Park. An 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 Glacier.
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 meters 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).
Return to hotel

Day 12: El Calafate

Breakfast
Options: Ice Hiking or Glacier Cruise
Option 1: Ice Hiking across Perito Moreno Glacier
An adventurer's delight! Have you ever wondered what being close up to a glacier feels like? Here's your chance to find out. Hike across El Perito Moreno, one of the world's most famous glaciers! This full-day tour is a must-do for all adventure-seekers visiting El Calafate.
Departing from your El Calafate hotel, you'll head to the Bajo de las Sombras (Under the Shadows) port. After a quick 20-minute sail, you'll reach the opposite shore and the base of the Perito Moreno Glacier. Here, the guides will help you pick out a crampon, special metal spikes worn on your boots for traction. Then, your adventure begins as you hike along the Rico Arm to reach the glacier.

With your crampons fastened, head out for the real adventure as you embark on a 1.5 hour walk across the glacier. Your guide will be there to tell you about the famous Perito Moreno Glacier while trekking. At the end of the walk, enjoy lunch (bring your own) before continuing on.

Finish up your adventure as you cross the Rico Arm again, which leads you to a footbridge located in front of the glacier for one last glance at the beautiful glacier. Then, make your way back to the road that cuts between the forest of lengas and the pier. Board a bus that will take you to the glacier's viewpoint and footbridges, where you have an hour to enjoy before heading back to your hotel.
Glacier Cruise
Get up close and personal with the largest glaciers in the El Calafate region on a full-day sightseeing cruise. Sail through Lake Argentino and admire the majestic beauty and size of the Upsala and Spegazzini glaciers. Then, enjoy lunch on the boat while sailing back to El Calafate!
Departing from El Calafate, you'll enjoy a scenic 31-mile (50-km) drive through the Patagonian province of Santa Cruz. Upon reaching Puerto Bandera on Lake Argentino, your full-day sightseeing cruise begins!

Sail through Lake Argentino and take in the beauty of the Patagonian landscape that surrounds you. You'll travel past the tallest and largest glaciers in the region and have plenty of time to take some great photos. You’ll sail past the Upsala and Spegazzini glaciers – something you don’t want to miss when visiting El Calafate! Around midday, you'll travel north of Lake Argentino and enjoy lunch on the cruise (own expense).

After lunch, you'll head back for your return to Puerto Bandera and on to your El Calafate hotel

Option 2: Perito Moreno Full Day Glacier Tour
We depart from El Calafate, which borders the southern arm of the Argentine Lake and travel to Los Glaciares National Park. An 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 Glacier.
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 meters 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).
Return to hotel

Day 13: Iguazu Falls

Breakfast
Transfer to airport to take flight to Iguazu Falls.
Upon arrival transfer to El Grand Crucero Iguazu hotel
Evening free

Day 14: Iguazu Falls

Iguazu Falls is undoubtedly the most visited place in Misiones and one of the most imposing natural attractions in Argentina.
In guarani language, the term "Iguazú" means "great waters". It was discovered in 1541 by Alvar Argentine Falls Tour
Today you will enjoy a full day tour of the Argentine side of the Iguazu Falls. During the tour you will get ‘up, close and intimate’ with views of this unforgettable section of the Iguazu River. Our guide will show you the hidden gems of this unique National Park in the lower and upper walkways and will take you off the beaten path to show you the best views. Trails through the 210 square mile reserve provide visitors with various views of the Falls, especially the largest one, Devil's Throat. The mist over the Devil's Throat is such that endless rainbows are formed. Expect to get wet today and fell exhilarated with the spray and close contact with the sheer power of the falls.
The ecological train & boat ride is included in the tour.
Return to your hotel - Grand Crucero Iguazu Hotel - in the late afternoon.

Day 15: Iguazu Falls – Brazilian side

At midday, you will be picked up from your hotel and taken across the Argentine –Brazilian border and enter the Iguazu National Park on the Brazil side. Here you will enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of the Falls during a walking tour through the passages that connect the different observation points.
Similar to football, the Brazilians and Argentines argue which side has the best view of the Falls. What is clear is that both sides are different and spectacular in their own unique way. You can decide for yourself, which side you are most impressed with.
Transfer to Airport to take flight to Buenos Aires
Transfer to Airport
Evening free in Buenos Aires

Day 16: Buenos Aires

Breakfast
Transfer to Airport to take flight home.

Included:
Breakfast
Transfers as listed
Accommodation as listed
Tours & activities as listed
Internal Flights
Australis Patagonia: Includes AA cabin accommodation, sea transportation, all meals, open bar when on duty (without additional cost for wines, beverages, and liquors), shore excursions, and on board entertainment.

Not Included:
International Flights
Travel Insurance
Access to National Parks
Australis Patagonia: Rate does not include port tax, migration fee, and national park fee.The cost per person is the following: - Ushuaia - Punta Arenas route: US$40. The cost may be modified by the port authorities of each country.

 

15 Days

Summary: BUENOS AIRES, USHUAIA, AUSTRALIS PATAGONIA CRUSIE, TORRES DEL PAINE, EL CALAFATE & IGUAZU FALLS.
Description: This 16 day package has been specially designed to experience the natural wonders of Patagonia & Iguazu Falls.
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FROM US$ 8595

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