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9 Days: Buenos Aires, Ushuaia & El Calafate

Tour Overview:
This tour starts in cosmopolitan Buenos Aires and then travels to both sides of Patagonia. You will first visit Ushuaia in Chile with a boat trip in the Beagle channel where you can see sea lions, fur seals, and penguins. The tour then travels East to El Calafate in Argentina where you can gaze in wonder at the Perito Moreno Glacier.

Day 1 – Arrive Buenos Aires

Arrival at the airport and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, we make a panoramic tour of the city. We start in Plaza de Mayo, witness to the most important events of the country since 1810. Here, we are able to learn about the current situation of the country, while we appreciate the surrounding buildings. We continue to the neighborhood of La Boca to walk along the famous Caminito alley and its colorful “conventillos”. Our last stop is Recoleta to discover the aristocratic part of the city. Back to the hotel. 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

Day at leisure to enjoy an optional tour.(B)


Day 3 – Buenos Aires / Ushuaia

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 At due time, transfer to the airport to board the flight to Ushuaia. In the afternoon, boat trip through the Beagle Channel, gaining an excellent panoramic view of the city surrounded by mountains. During the trip, we spot De los Pájaros and De los Lobos islands (Birds and Sea lions’ Islands). This offers the unique rare opportunity to see, in the same colony both South American sea lions and the South American Fur seal, to understand their differences, and finally reach the Lighthouse of Les Eclaireurs. From mid-october to the ends of march, the boat trip continues till the Penguin Colony at Martillo Island where we can spot Gentoo penguins at a unique habitat. At the end, we sail back to the city. (B)


Day 4 – Ushuaia

Departure from the hotel heading west to the Tierra del Fuego National Park, framed by excellent panoramic views of the Beagle Channel. A journey through beaver dams leads to Lapataia River and Verde Lagoon and then continues along the final stretch of National Route 3, which finally ends at Lapataia Bay. From here, the return to Ushuaia begins, making a stop on the way to admire the Acigami Lake (former Roca Lake), notable by its changed-by-weather water’s colour. After the tour, we return to the hotel. Afternoon at leisure to continue discovering the destination. If you are a nature lover, we suggest you should visit Martillo Island, one of the few sites where it is possible to walk with Papuan penguins. However, if you prefer landscapes, we recommend you explore the lakes area and experiment the adrenaline in a 4×4 excursion. Check the available options according to your trip date. (B)


Day 5 – Ushuaia / El Calafate

Transfer to the airport to board the scheduled flight to El Calafate. Arrival, transfer and accommodation.Afternoon at leisure to tour the town or to visit the Glaciarium Ice Museum that helps us to understand the relevance of the glaciers that we will be visiting the next few days. (B)


Day 6 – El Calafate

Departure from the hotel towards Perito Moreno Glacier, located in Los Glaciares National Park, which thanks to its breathtaking beauty, has been declared a Natural Heritage Site by UNESCO. The glacier is an impressive mass of ice with an area of 257 square kilometres and a front wall that has a height between 50 and 60 meters (165 to 200 ft.) above lake level. During the tour, a walk along the paths located in front of the glacier, allows us to admire this impressive natural wonder from different viewpoints. This tour is enhanced by a 1-hour boat ride, which allows us to enjoy a different perspective of the glacier front wall from the water level. Free time for lunch (not included). In the afternoon, return to the hotel.(B)


Day 7 – El Calafate

Day at leisure to take optional tours, ideal for visiting El Chaltén, Torres del Paine or making a boat trip through the Argentino Lake.(B)


Day 8 – El Calafate / Buenos Aires

Time at leisure to explore the town of El Calafate, until the transfer to the airport. Meet and greet at Buenos Aires’ airport and transfer to the hotel. (B)


Day 9 Buenos Aires

In due time, transfer to the airport. (B)

 


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DATES/PRICING/ACCOMMODATIONS

2021
First Class Join-in Tour
Dates Dbl Sgl
Jan 05 - Jan 13 1240 1835
Jan 19 - Jan 27 1240 1835
Feb 02 - Feb 11 1240 1835
Feb 23 - Mar 02 1240 1835
Mar 09 - Mar 17 1240 1835
Apr 06 - Apr 14 1090 1610
May 11 - May 19 1090 1610
Jun 08 - Jun 16 1090 1610
Jul 06 - Jul 14 1090 1610
Aug 10 - Aug 18 1090 1610
Sep 14 - Sep 22 1090 1610
Oct 12 - Oct 20 1155 1740
Oct 26 - Oct 03 1155 1740
Nov 09 - Nov 17 1240 1835
Nov 23 - Dec 01 1240 1835
Dec 07 - Dec 15 1240 1835
Dec 26 - Jan 03 1400 2000
2021
Deluxe Join-in Tour
Dates Dbl Sgl
Jan 05 - Jan 13 1355 2020
Jan 19 - Jan 27 1355 2020
Feb 02 - Feb 11 1355 2020
Feb 23 - Mar 02 1355 2020
Mar 09 - Mar 17 1355 2020
Apr 06 - Apr 14 1255 1820
May 11 - May 19 1255 1820
Jun 08 - Jun 16 1255 1820
Jul 06 - Jul 14 1255 1820
Aug 10 - Aug 18 1255 1820
Sep 14 - Sep 22 1255 1820
Oct 12 - Oct 20 1305 2045
Oct 26 - Oct 03 1305 2045
Nov 09 - Nov 17 1355 2020
Nov 23 - Dec 01 1355 2020
Dec 07 - Dec 15 1355 2020
Dec 26 - Jan 03 1515 2180
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.
ACCOMMODATION / HOTELS:
FIRST CLASS
DESTINATION HOTEL ROOM
BUENOS AIRES KENTON BUENOS AIRES CLASSIC
USHUAIA ALTOS DE USHUAIA STANDARD
EL CALAFATE ROCHESTER CALAFATE HILLS VIEW
DELUXE
DESTINATION HOTEL ROOM
BUENOS AIRES GRAND BRIZO BUENOS AIRES CONFORT
USHUAIA HOTEL FUEGUINO STANDARD
EL CALAFATE IMAGO HOTEL & SPA STANDARD PATAGONIAN STEPPE VIEW

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INCLUSIONS

Inclusions:

  • All transfers
  • Accommodation: 8 nights
  • Buenos Aires (3) – Ushuaia (2) -El Calafate (3)
  • Tours:
  • Buenos Aires: City tour – Dinner tango show
  • Ushuaia: Tierra del Fuego National Park – Beagle Channel boat trip
  • El Calafate: Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Meals: 8 breakfasts – 1 dinner
  • Needed tickets to the National Parks

To keep in mind:

  • Due to several rescheduling, please consult the needed flights at the time of booking.

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