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Exotic Patagonia – Routes 40 And 41
11 Days

ITINERARY

10 Days:Buenos Aires, Los Antiguos, Lago Posadas, El Chaltén& El Calafate

Tour Overview:
Discover Plaza de Mayo, the historic square in Buenos Aires before visiting its charming neighborhoods and taking an immersive Tango lesson. Visit Los Antiguos, a town near the border with Chile and walk through the desolate and barren landscape. Cross the border and arrive in Chile Chico to see high mineral formations: the Marble Cathedral, Marble Chapel and Marble Cave. Explore Patagonia’s mountains, lagoons, glaciers, and historic archaeological sites; considered by many as one of the most fascinating experiences on the planet.

Day 1 – Buenos Aires

Arrival at the airport and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, we make a panoramic tour of the city. We start at Plaza de Mayo, witness to the most important events of the country from 1810, to then continue to the neighbourhood of La Boca and finish at Palermo and Recoleta. In the evening, we attend a dinner show where we take a tango lesson, learn the basic steps of this rhythm, and then enjoy the magnetism of tango. (D)


Day 2 – Buenos Aires / Los Antiguos

Transfer to the airport to board the flight to Comodoro Rivadavia. After our arrival, we begin the trip to Los Antiguos, a town near the border with Chile. On the way, we stop at the Petrified Forest of José Ormachea where not only we have lunch (box lunch) but also we walk through the desolate and barren landscape. Late arrival at Los Antiguos, located on the coast of Buenos Aires Lake, the largest one in South America after Lake Titicaca. (BL)
Travelled distance: 490 km (304 miles)
Travel time: 7-8 hours


Day 3 – Los Antiguos / Marble Chapels / Los Antiguos

Today we cross the border into Chile to reach Chile Chico. Once we carry out the migratory process, we begin to border the General Carreras Lake by a mountain road. As we move forward, we enter a zone of wooded vegetation and then reach a bay, where we embark to sail to the curious formation of the Marble Chapels. This natural monument, formed by water erosion, features three 4-meter (13 ft.) high mineral formations: the Marble Cathedral, the Marble Chapel and the Marble Cave. During the boat trip, we have the chance to access some of their corners. At the end, we take lunch (box lunch) and then return to Los Antiguos. (BL)
Travelled distance: 490 km (304 miles)
Travel time: 9-10 hours
(Please note: boat trip to Marble Chapel is subjected to weather conditions. In case that the boat trip needs to be taken from Tranquilo Port, the night in Los Antiguos might be replaced for Chile Chico)


Day 4 – Los Antiguos / Rutadel Zeballos / Lago Posadas

We travel along Route 41, one of the most beautiful routes in the entire Patagonia, that connects Los Antiguos with Lago Posadas and allow us to enter in some of the Argentinian Patagonia Park’s landscapes. We start from Lago Buenos Aires at 220 m above sea level and start so ascend to the top of the plateau at 1500 MASL in order to go through four well-differentiated environments: steppe, Andean forest, high grassland and the high mountain. That journey lead us to a viewpoint towards the impressive Monte San Lorenzo (3.706 mts – 12.158 ft.) and then, we descend to the valleys of the Posadas and Pueyrredón Lakes. After lunch at some panoramic point, we will explore the Jurassic Coast of Lago Posadas, Arco de Piedra, Cuevadel Puma, the dry lagoons of different colours and the Isthmus that separates Posadas Lake from Pueyrredón Lake. (BL)


Day 5 – Lago Posadas / El Chaltén

Departure from Lago Posadas towards “el Cañadóndel Río Pinturas”. In its interior and after a brief walk we reach the Patagonia’s main archaeological site, declared a Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999. “Cueva de las Manos” (Painted Hands Cave) shows 9000 years of history through the pre-tehuelche’s culture cave paintings. After lunch (box lunch), we continue to El Chaltén. Arrival and accommodation.(BL)
Travel time: 9/10 hours in excursion.


Day 6 – El Chaltén

Today we spend our day walking along one of the emblematic paths of El Chaltén: Torre Lagoon, where we get an impressive view of Mt. Torre, Adela Mountain Range, Mt. Solo and various glaciers.(B)
Difficulty: intermediate
Walking time: 7-8 hours


Day 7 – El Chaltén / El Calafate

Free time to take an optional hike, such as Cóndor Lagoon or De Los Cóndores Viewpoint. You can also take a Safari to Del Desierto Lake, to enjoy the dazzling landscape of the leafy forests of Lengas (Nothofagus Beech), a paradise of centenary trees. (B)
Travelled distance to El Calafate: 217 km (134,8 miles)
Travel time: 3-4 hours.


Day 8 – El Calafate

Visit to the Perito Moreno Glacier, within Los Glaciares National Park, declared a Natural Heritage Site by UNESCO. During the tour, a stroll along the walkways located in front of the glacier provides views from different perspectives. The visit is enhanced by a 1-hour sail that allows to acquire a better dimension of the height of its peaks. Free time for lunch (not included). (B)


Day 9 – El Calafate

Time at leisure to take optional tours. Depending on your interests, we suggest that you should take a look to the different options we prepared for you. (B)


Day 10 – El Calafate/ Buenos Aires

At due time, transfer to the airport to board your flight to Buenos Aires. Arrival and reception. Transfer to the hotel. (B)


Day 11 – Buenos Aires

Time at leisure until the transfer arrival, to board your scheduled flight.(B)

 


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DATES/PRICING/ACCOMMODATIONS

2022
First ClassJoin-in Tour
DatesDblSgl
Feb 05 - Feb 15$3,475$3,995
Mar 05 - Mar 15$3,475$3,995
Apr 09 - Apr 19$3,475$3,995
Nov 05 - Nov 15$3,815$4,425
Dec 03 - Dec 13$3,815$4,425
2022
DeluxeJoin-in Tour
DatesDblSgl
Feb 05 - Feb 15$3,750$4,490
Mar 05 - Mar 15$3,750$4,490
Apr 09 - Apr 19$3,750$4,490
Nov 05 - Nov 15$4,120$4,930
Dec 03 - Dec 13$4,120$4,930
Note - Internal airfare not included. Please contact us for current applicable pricing.
* Minimum 2 passengers
* It is possible to depart on this program on any day as a Private Tour. Please check for the price.
* Single travelling alone price is available upon request.
* Supplements may apply for special events and holidays.
* The accommodation will be provided in the below hotel or similar in case the priority hotel is unable to accommodate the booking.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
FIRST CLASS
DESTINATIONHOTELROOM
BUENOS AIRESKENTON BUENOS AIRESCLASSIC
LOS ANTIGUOSANTIGUA PATAGONIASTANDARD
LAGO POSADASPOSADA DEL POSADAS/ RIO TARDESTANDARD
EL CHALTENLAS PIEDRASSTANDARD
EL CALAFATEROCHESTER CALAFATEHILLS VIEW
DELUXE
DESTINATIONHOTELROOM
BUENOS AIRESGRAND BRIZO BUENOS AIRESSTANDARD
LOS ANTIGUOSANTIGUA PATAGONIASTANDARD
LAGO POSADASPOSADA DEL POSADAS/ RIO TARDESTANDARD
EL CHALTENSENDEROSCLASICA
EL CALAFATEIMAGO HOTEL & SPASTANDARD

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INCLUSIONS

Inclusions:

  • All transfers per itinerary
  • Accommodation 10 Nights:
  • Buenos Aires (2) -Los Antiguos (2) Lago Posadas (1) -El Chaltén (2)- El Calafate (3)
  • Tours:
    Buenos Aires: City tour – Dinner tango show
  • Los Antiguos: Jose Ormachea Petrified Forest – Marble
  • Chapel Route 41 – Lago Posadas – De Las Manos Cave
  • El Chaltén: Torre Lagoon
  • El Calafate: Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Meals: 10 breakfasts – 4 lunches (box lunch) – 1 dinner
  • Needed tickets to the Parks and Reserves

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