Adventure and heritage of Southern Patagonia

On this trip you will immerse yourself in the heart of the Andean and Austral Patagonia, its infinite lakes, steppes and glaciers. You will discover the flora, fauna and the rural traditions of local communities, the local gastronomy and the natural parks of the south of Argentina.

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Duration

18 days

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  • What's included :
    • 16x Breakfast
    • 1x Dinner
    • 5x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 18 nights
    • 16 nights accommodation (category: superior)
    • 1 night on bus from El Chaltén to Los Antiguos
    • Excursions mentioned on the itinerary (group tours)
    • Private transportation
    • Entry/Admission - Cabo San Pablo
    • Entry/Admission - Laguna Esmeralda
    • Entry/Admission - Perito Moreno Glacier
    What's excluded :
    • Air transport (national and international), optional.
    • Gratuities

  • Day 1: Day 1: Welcome to Argentina! (-/-/-)

    Stop At: Palermo, Palermo, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal District
    Arrival at Ezeiza. A private transfer will take you to the hotel. In this first day after your flight, you will be free to discover the neighborhood at your rhythm.

    You will stay in Palermo, a dynamic neighborhood for a night out. You will find numerous boutiques, restaurants and and trendy bars.

    Take your time to watch the remarkable street art and to make a tour in the parks.
    Duration: 8 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Accommodation: Superior Category Hotel


    Day 2: Day 2: Buenos Aires: Historic center and Tango & Milonga night (B/-/-)

    Stop At: La Boca, La Boca, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal District
    Today, in the morning, a specialist guide will accompany you to discover the colorful streets of Caminito in the neighborhood of La Boca. Then you will continue to the historic center of the city: Plaza de Mayo, the Cabildo, and finish in the bohemian area of San Telmo.

    Duration: 4 hours.
    Private activity with English-speaking guide


    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: San Telmo, San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal District
    In the afternoon, a guide will join you in the early evening for an immersion in Argentinian culture. This tour allows discovering the authentic Tango, the one practiced by the "Porteños" (inhabitants of Buenos Aires) during their free time.
    You will discover a "Milonga", a tango ballroom where every night Tango lovers meet. You will learn all about this traditional dance declared Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. You can even take a Tango class in a small group to catch the first steps.

    Duration: 3 hours.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Accommodation: Superior Category Hotel


    Day 3: ​Day 3: Flight to Ushuaia (B/-/-)

    Stop At: Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal District
    Today, get ready to fly to the southernmost city in the world! A private transfer will take you to Buenos Aires National Airport
    Duration: 50 minutes

    Stop At: Ushuaia, Ushuaia, Province of Tierra del Fuego, Patagonia
    That's it, you've arrived at the end of the world!

    The rest of the day is free for you to visit the city. You can go for a stroll around the old colonial houses and visit the Museum of the End of the World and the Maritime Museum in the former penitentiary of Ushuaia.

    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Accommodation: Superior Category Hotel


    Day 4: Day 4: Tierra del Fuego National Park and Beagle Channel (B/-/-)

    Stop At: Tierra del Fuego National Park, Tierra del Fuego National Park, Province of Tierra del Fuego, Patagonia
    In the morning you will be part of a half-day small-group guided excursion to the breathtaking Tierra del Fuego National Park. It is known for its dramatic scenery, waterfalls, forests, mountains and glaciers, the Fagnano and Roca lakes. A popular hiking trail within the park is The Senda Costera (Coastal Path), connecting Ensenada Bay to Lapataia Bay on Lago Roca.

    Small group excursion (maximum 6 passengers)
    Duration: 6 hours approx.
    English-speaking guide and entrances to the National Park included

    Duration: 6 hours

    Stop At: Canal Beagle, Ushuaia Argentina
    In the afternoon, you will join a group at Ushuaia pier to explore the Beagle Channel on a sailboat (or yacht depending on the weather conditions) Onboard, you will enjoy panoramic views of the city while starting this adventure to the Sea Lions Island and the Cormorants Island. You will also see the Les Eclaireurs lighthouse and descend on H Island for a short trek where you will be able to interpret the importance of this particular environment.
    Return to the hotel on your own.

    Group excursion
    Duration: 4h00 approx.
    English-speaking guide
    Port taxes are not included (USD 1 approx.) To be paid directly at the pier.

    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Accommodation: Superior Category Hotel


    Day 5: San Pablo Cape and Rolito Ranch

    Stop At: Cabo San Pablo Ruta Complementaria A, Ushuaia V9420 Argentina
    After breakfast, your adventure begins. You will have the opportunity to delight yourself with the Lake Escondido, and the small town of Tolhuin. At noon you will take a gravel road to the Atlantic Ocean and Cape San Pablo. At this point, you will climb to an isolated mountain with an abandoned lighthouse at the end.

    You will appreciate the Desdemona, a ship that has been abandoned for almost 40 years.
    Later, you continue to Estancia Rolito; a charming ranch that keeps the spirit of a family business based on the tradition of sheep farming. You can also take the time to tour a portion of the magnificent 500-acre lenga forest, following thick green paths, visiting the shed where there are woolen balls from the first mowing.

    After meeting the owners of the Estancia and know a little more about their story, you will return to the city after a unique experience.

    Small-group tour with English / Spanish-speaking guide.
    Lunch included.

    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Accommodation: Superior Category Hotel


    Day 6: Day 6: Esmeralda lagoon trek (B/-/-)

    Stop At: Laguna Esmeralda, Ushuaia Argentina
    Early departure to Esmeralda Lake and Carbajal Mountain.

    It is one of the most beautiful places in Ushuaia. A trek into a unique and marvelous place in Tierra del Fuego, the magic of colors... from the green of the forest to the reddish of the peat moss and the unique Esmeralda color of the lagoon.

    After a moment in Tierra Mayor Valley, you will start an intense walk that traverses the colorful glacial lagoon.

    Afterward, you will reach the panoramic peak of the mountain. You will stop to observe the lagoon's beauty and peculiar color.

    Group excursion with English/Spanish-speaking guide

    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Accommodation: Superior Category Hotel


    Day 7: Day 7: Flight to El Calafate and dinner in the footsteps of Tehuelche people (B/-/D)

    Stop At: El Calafate, El Calafate, Province of Santa Cruz, Patagonia
    Take off towards El Calafate and the glacier region!

    Pay attention during the landing, you will have the chance to admire the Argentino Lake right next to the airport.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Lago Argentino, El Calafate Argentina
    At around 6 pm, your English-speaking guide will pick you up with 4x4. You will take a trail that offers an impressive panorama around the turquoise lake, between cliffs and with a view to the Andes Mountains.
    You will arrive at an archeological site where you will observe rock paintings from the pre-Tehuelche culture (more than 4000 years old!).

    Patagonian dinner on site (included), sheltered by a cave, before returning to El Calafate in the early evening.


    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Accommodation: Superior Category Hotel


    Day 8: Day 8: Patagonian Ranch and Perito Moreno glacier (B/L/-)

    Stop At: Perito Moreno Glacier, Los Glaciares National Park Argentina
    Get ready to live a memorable day!

    Firstly, you will go through the Patagonian steppe before arriving at a typical Estancia. You will discover the traditional activities of the Argentinian gauchos and enjoy on the spot a typical "asado" (barbecue) cooked right in front of you with the best wines of the country.

    After having lunch in this memorable setting in the middle of the plains of Patagonia, you´ll navigate the South and Rico arms of Lake Argentino and disembark at Las Monedas beach for a short walk (low level of difficulty). You will explore a lenga forest until you arrive at a viewpoint where you will observe the South wall of the Glacier.

    You will embark again to admire the wonderful Perito Moreno Glacier! It is an enormous ice mass that covers an area of 250 km and is one of the most impressive glaciers in the world. It is easy to approach the front of the glacier by walking along the footbridges.

    Small group-excursion with English-speaking guide.
    Lunch included

    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Accommodation: Superior Category Hotel


    Day 9: Day 9: Kayak in La Leona River (B/-/-)

    Stop At: El Calafate, El Calafate, Province of Santa Cruz, Patagonia
    Departure at 7:30 towards the River "La Leona". After an introduction to the conditions of the activity, you will start the adventure by the river. The route is 14 km long.

    Halfway, you will stop for a trekking on "Cerro Los Hornos" which lasts about two hours. You will be able to observe petrified logs, fossils, and one of the oldest formations on the planet.

    A lunch break is made in one of the best points of view of the area (not included). Then, you will continue your kayaking trip to the "Arroyo Turbio".

    Group excursion with an English/Spanish speaking guide (maximum 8 people)
    It is not necessary to have prior experience.
    Kayaks are double.
    We recommend bringing a box lunch.

    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Accommodation: Superior Category Hotel


    Day 10: Day 10: To El Chaltén, on the foots of the Fitz Roy Mountain (B/-/-)

    Stop At: Road to El Chalten, El Chalten Argentina
    Departure by regular bus to El Chaltén, the "capital of trekking" in Argentina.

    After about a 3-hour drive through the steppes of Patagonia, you will arrive at the village where you can admire the famous Mount Fitz Roy.

    "Chalten" is the name with which the Tehuelches of the area called the hill that Perito Moreno will later name as Fitz Roy. In the Aonikenk language, it means "smoking mountain" and the natives, like many early explorers, assumed it was a volcano. In the afternoon, discover this picturesque village and its surroundings on your own.


    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Accommodation: Superior Category Hotel


    Day 11: Day 11: El Chaltén (B/-/-)

    Stop At: Laguna de los Tres, Los Glaciares National Park Argentina
    Free day to hike around the Laguna de los Tres. It is one of the most beautiful in the area; it starts at the end of the main street San Martin, after the car park. A sign "Senda al Fitz Roy" marks the starting point. After about 5 hours excluding the stops (10.2 km), you will get to the end. You will be at 1,170 meters high.

    Mount Fitz Roy pops up in front of you and a turquoise blue lake stretches out at your feet. The path is fully marked and well laid out.

    We recommend bringing a box lunch.

    Duration: 8 hours

    Stop At: Laguna Torre, Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, El Chalten Argentina
    Another beautiful trekking is the Laguna Torre hike
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Accommodation: Superior Category Hotel


    Day 12: Day 12: On to road to Los Antiguos (B/-/-)

    Stop At: El Chalten, El Chalten, Province of Santa Cruz, Patagonia
    Free day for one of the possible self-guided walks in the area.


    Duration: 8 hours

    Stop At: Los Antiguos, Los Antiguos, Province of Santa Cruz, Patagonia
    In the afternoon/ night departure from El Chaltén by regular bus in direction to Los Antiguos, a small town located in the north of Santa Cruz province. You will go through 650 km along the emblematic Route 40.

    Night on board.
    We suggest you take a lunch bag for dinner.

    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Night on bus

    Day 13: Day 13: Arrival at Los Antiguos (-/L/-)

    Pass By: Los Antiguos, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina
    Arrival at Los Antiguos in the morning. A driver will be waiting for you to take you to your hotel.


    Stop At: Monte Zeballos, Los Antiguos Argentina
    You will leave from Los Antiguos to the East, crossing the highest and most spectacular route of Southern Patagonia.

    The road to Zeballos is parallel to the famous road 40 and was created at the beginning of the last century as an old border road to communicate the region of Los Antiguos with the Estancias located to the south.

    Today it is a fascinating setting because of its geology (you will be perplexed in front of the arsenic cones or even in front of the huge petrified trunks!) and its changing landscapes. You will appreciate the diversity of its fauna like nowhere elsewhere in Patagonia.

    This picturesque route is known to be the highest road in Patagonia and crosses four distinct environments: steppe, Andean forest, high meadows and mountains. You will enjoy a view over the impressive Monte San Lorenzo (3706 m).

    It is a unique opportunity to discover authentic Patagonia with the five senses!

    Lunch included
    Small-group excursion with English/Spanish speaking guide

    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Accommodation: Superior Category Hotel


    Day 14: Day 14: Marble Chapels (B/L/-)

    Stop At: Capillas de Marmol, Carretera Austral, Puerto Rio Tranquilo Chile

    Early departure from Los Antiguos heading West. You will discover the dizzying path through the Andes, immense lakes, steppe, and Patagonian forests to the neighboring country, Chile.

    You can observe Mount San Valentín, an imposing summit of 4,058 meters, as well as the main mountains of Campo de Hielo Norte.

    On-site, you will navigate on General Carrera Lake (or Lake Buenos Aires in its Argentinian part), one of the largest lakes in South America (1850 km2). The geology of its coasts is very varied, and includes, among other things, a base dating from the Paleozoic. These rocks composed of Calcium Carbonate have been shaped by the erosion of the waters of the lake, and have dug superb caves where the light of Patagonia plays with water and rock to give an enchanting spectacle.

    Lunch included
    Small-group excursion with English/Spanish speaking guide

    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Accommodation: Superior Category Hotel


    Day 15: Day 15: Hands Cave (B/L/-)

    Stop At: Cueva de las Manos, Rio Pinturas canyon Argentina
    Today you will discover the most captivating archaeological site of Patagonia, La Cueva de las Manos.
    In the heart of the Rio Pinturas Canyon, these caves are a unique testimony to the presence of men in the region almost 10,000 years ago. But it is all the large amount of hands contours that impress most, and their almost perfect conservation until today.

    You will be invited to follow the footsteps of the first inhabitants of Patagonia as you walk along the paths they used to travel through the canyon. The opportunity also to discover a part of the legendary route 40 less known to the general public, where you can observe the native fauna such as condors, guanacos or even pumas.

    You will participate in beautiful hikes along the Canyon Caracoles, the Canyon Rio Pinturas and through the astonishing "Tierra de Colores" (Land of Colors), ideal site to contemplate the chromatic richness of the rock formations.

    Lunch included
    Small-group excursion with English/Spanish speaking guide

    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Accommodation: Superior Category Hotel


    Day 16: Day 16: Los Antiguos / Caleta Olivia and return to Buenos Aires (B/-/-)

    Stop At: Caleta Olivia, Caleta Olivia, Province of Santa Cruz, Patagonia
    Early departure in the direction to Comodoro Rivadavia Airport.

    Along the way, you will visit the Lobería de Caleta Olivia, home to around 600 sea lions, as well as sea birds such as seagulls and cormorants. You will see many specimens of mussels, snails, stars, and sea urchins on the rocks at low tide.

    Duration: 8 hours

    Stop At: San Telmo, San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal District
    Arrival at the airport in the early afternoon to take a flight to Buenos Aires.
    Private transfer to the hotel in the bohemian neighborhood of San Telmo.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Accommodation: Superior Category Hotel


    Day 17: Day 17: Buenos Aires bike tour (B/-/-)

    Stop At: Rosedal De Palermo, Avenida Infanta Isabel, Buenos Aires C1425CHA Argentina
    You will visit the northern districts of the city of Buenos Aires by bike. You will discover Plaza San Martin, the aristocratic districts of Recoleta and Barrio Parque, the parks of Palermo and Rosedal, and the Congreso of Buenos Aires.

    The first stop is Plaza San Martín. The tour continues along Avenida del Libertador. After a few minutes, you arrive at the Recoleta district: you will discover the history of the most elegant area of ​​the city and its first inhabitants. Where their old farm used to be, it is today one of the most famous cemeteries in the world.

    You pick up your bike again to discover the Parque 3 de Febrero, also known as the "parks of Palermo".

    The last stop is in the Plaza del Congreso.

    Small-Group excursion with English-speaking guide.
    Duration: around 4 hours
    Departure at 2:30 p.m, you must arrive 15 minutes before.
    Total distance: 14 km
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Accommodation: Superior Category Hotel


    Day 18: Day 18: Last day in Argentina (B/-/-)

    Stop At: Ezeiza International Airport, AU Tte. Gral. Pablo Riccheri Km 33,5, B1802 Ezeiza, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina
    It's time to wrap the last souvenirs and to enjoy the atmosphere of your hotel neighborhood!

    According to your flight schedule, a private transfer will drive you to Ezeiza International Airport.

    End of our services

    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: -
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    Saturday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
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    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

12

Organised by MATER Turismo Sustentable

Activity ID: V-123348P30

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