Patagonia tours Argentina & Chile

 

DAY 1

Welcome to Argentina

Transfer in from Airport to hotel:

A bilingual chauffer will be waiting for you at the airport with your name on a board to take you to the hotel.

You will be met by one of our Bilingual staff that will go through your itinerary with you.

 

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.

 

 

DAY 2

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.

 

 

DAY 3

Buenos Aires - Ushuaia ( ARGENTINA)

Breakfast and transer to the airport to take the flight to Ushuaia where we start our Patagonia Tour.

Welcome to Ushuaia, the city at the “end of the world”.

Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Overnight.

 

 

DAY 4

Ushuaia ( ARGENTINA)

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.

 

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.

 

 

DAY 5

Ushuaia - El Calafate (ARGENTINA)

Breakfast. In the morning, half day tour at Tierra del Fuego National Park at Lapataia Bay.

Optional tour: ¨End of the world train¨.

In the afternoon, transfer to the airport to take the flight to Calafate.

Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Overnight.

 

 

DAY 6

El Calafate ( ARGENTINA)

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: Safari Nautico sailing.

 

Return to Calafate in the afternoon. Overnight.

 

 

DAY 7

El Calafate – Puerto Natales ( ARGENTINA-CHILE)

Breakfast. Transfer to the bus station to take a bus to Puerto Natales. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Overnight

 

 

DAY 8

Puerto Natales ( CHILE)

Breakfast and 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 Puerto Natales and overnight.

 

 

DAY 9

Puerto Natales-Punta Arenas ( CHILE)

Breakfast. Private transfer to Punta Arenas.

On the way to Punta Arenas, we will stop and visit the Seno Otway penguins’ rockery.  A feast for nature lovers, this captivating excursion takes you into the Patagonian landscape and to the renowned penguin rookery at Otway Sound. En route – in spite of their camouflage – other local wildlife in the form of guanacos and rheas can be spotted. A hike across grassland interspersed with sandy areas leads to a specially developed enclosure at Otway Sound where you are able to observe the delightful Magellanic penguins at close quarters. Every year between October and March, these penguins favor the shelter of the sandy burrows and surrounding shrubs, returning year after year to lay eggs and raise their young. There will be plenty of time to observe and photograph these marvelous birds.

Overnight. Breakfast

 

 

DAY 10

Punta Arenas-Santiago de Chile ( CHILE)

City tour of Punta Arenas which is Chile’s southernmost city. It was once a wealthy, aristocratic and European style place due to its importance as shipping stop off point before going through the Beagel Canal. With the opening of the Panama Canal, its strategic importance significantly waned.
This was the most important stop before or after crossing the Magallean straight. You can see the remains of that in the local cemetery, with its impressive mausoleums and in the architecture of the oldest areas. Stroll around to discover the old mansions and a character filled place in the extreme south Patagonia- where now more sheep than people live.

 

After the visit, transfer to the airport to take the flight to Santiago. Arrival and transfer to the hotel.

 

 

DAY 11

Santiago de Chile ( CHILE)

Breakfast.Visit of Santiago de Chile. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight.

 

 

DAY 12

Santiago de Chile (CHILE)

Breakfast. Full day tour to Valparaiso and Viña del Mar. Valparaiso is a major city in Chile, and one of the most important seaports and cultural centres in the Pacific Southwest hemispheres. It was built upon dozens of steep hillsides, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Valparaiso boasts a labyrinth of streets and cobblestone alleyways. Nowadays it is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage site and often considered to be one of Latin America´s most intriguing urban areas. Overnight.

 

 

DAY 13

Santiago de Chile (CHILE)

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport to take the flight back to your country

 

 

INCLUDED:

- Accommodation at the mentioned hotels daily with local      taxes (21%) included for the specified number of nights

- Meals were indicated

- Transfers and tours as specified in the itinerary

- Seat in bus/train services

- Local Bilingual speaking guide

NOT INCLUDED:

- Internal air tickets Bue/Ush/Fte x PA-Sant , tourist class : from Usd 574  x pax tax included

- National Parks entrance fees: from Usd 116 x pax.

 

 

13 Days

Summary: PATAGONIA TOURS, BUENOS AIRES, PERITO MORENO,USHUAIA, TORRES DEL PAINE, PUNTA ARENAS, PUERTO NATALES, SANTIAGO, VALPARAISO, VINE DEL MAR.

Description: This 13 day Patagonia tour starting in Buenos Aires enables you to experience jewels of Patagonia from both sides of the magnificent Andes mountain range.

Departs: Every Day

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