Tour to Authentic Patagonia 17 days

On this trip you will immerse yourself in the heart of the Atlantic, 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.

A highlight of this trip will be the cultural exchange experience with a community of natives in Bariloche and the whale
watching in Península Valdés.

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$4,763

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Duration

17 days

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  • What's included :
    • 16x Breakfast
    • 2x Dinner
    • 3x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 16 nights
    • 15 nights accommodation (category: standard)
    • 1 homestay in full board
    • Breakfasts in all accommodations.
    • Tickets to National Parks.
    • Transfers to the airport (in private service when mentioned)
    • Meals when "included"
    • Excursions mentioned on the itinerary (group tours)
    • Entry/Admission - Puerto Piramides
    • Entry/Admission - Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego
    • Entry/Admission - Perito Moreno Glacier
    • Entry/Admission - Upsala Glacier
    What's excluded :
    • Air transport (optional).
    • Excursions indicated as "optional ".
    • Personal meals and extras not mentioned.
    • Entry/Admission - Canal Beagle

  • Day 1: Day 1: Welcome to Argentina Arrival in Buenos Aires and transfer to the hotel (-/-/-)

    Stop At: Barrio Palermo, Buenos Aires Argentina
    You will arrive in Buenos Aires and you will be driven to your hotel in the neighborhood of Palermo.

    Free afternoon.

    Recommendation: At night, we suggest visiting a ”milonga”, a typical ballroom where tango lovers meet every night to dance. This traditional dance is classified as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.

    Duration: 1 hour

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


    Day 2: Day 2: Buenos Aires City Tour: Historic center and Southern Neighborhoods (B/-/-)

    Stop At: La Boca, La Boca, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal District
    This morning, your guide will take you to discover the colorful neighborhood of La Boca, famous for its Caminito street, a true open-air museum. Then, you will visit the historic center, observing different architectural styles, and you will walk through its Haussmannian boulevards until the famous Plaza de Mayo. The tour ends in the bohemian neighborhood of San Telmo.
    Rest of the day free to discover the capital.

    The city tour lasts 3 hours.
    Private activity with English-speaking guide

    Duration: 3 hours

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


    Day 3: ​Day 3: Welcome to Patagonia: Flight to Trelew and transfer to Puerto Pirámides (B/-/-)

    Stop At: Puerto Piramides 9121 Argentina
    You will leave the capital on a flight to Trelew. You will be transferred to Puerto Pirámides, in the heart of the Peninsula Valdés.

    On the road, you will enjoy the landscapes of this region. You will admire the steppes with impressive desert landscapes.

    After approximately 2 hours, you will arrive at your accommodation, a charming hotel located 150 meters from the beach.

    We recommend walking around Puerto Pirámides at your own rhythm.

    Duration: 2 hours

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


    Day 4: Day 4: Sighting of southern right whales (B/-/-)

    Stop At: Puerto Piramides 9121 Argentina
    You will leave with a small group to observe southern right whales, which you will be able to see swimming in the waters of the Valdés Peninsula between June and December.

    The captain and his crew will tell you about the coast, its ecosystem, and the natural life cycle of these giant marine mammals.

    Return to Puerto Pirámides in the afternoon.

    Duration: 2 hours

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


    Day 5: Day 5: Exploring the wildlife of Puerto Madryn (B/-/-)

    Stop At: Puerto Madryn, Puerto Madryn, Province of Chubut, Patagonia
    Today you will discover another part of the Peninsula Valdes where you can see some penguins, sea lions, and seals. You can also visit the Interpretation Center and at the end of the day, you will return to Puerto Madryn, where you will spend the night.

    At the end of the day, transfer to Puerto Madryn, where you will spend the night before flying to the end of the world.
    Duration: 8 hours

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


    Day 6: Day 6: Flight to Ushuaia and navigation on the Beagle Channel (B/-/-)

    Stop At: Ushuaia, Ushuaia, Province of Tierra del Fuego, Patagonia
    You will fly to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. Upon your arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Canal Beagle, Ushuaia Argentina
    In the afternoon, meet a small group at Ushuaia Pier for a trip on a yacht along the Beagle Channel (boat max 12 people) to admire sea lions and cormorants. Heading to Island H, you set foot ashore for a short walk (1 hour approx) to discover Yámana archaeological sites, the fauna and flora of the island in the company of your guide.

    You will have a breathtaking view of the Lighthouse Les Éclaireurs, between Argentina and Chile, with the Andes Mountains as background.

    Duration: 4 hs.
    Maximum capacity: 12 passengers
    Departure time: 3 p.m.
    The boat has an interior cabin with toilets, snacks and waterproof clothing on board.

    Duration: 4 hours

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


    Day 7: Day 7: Excursion to Tierra del Fuego National Park (B/-/-)

    Stop At: Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego, Avenida Gral San Martin 1395, Ushuaia V9410BGA Argentina
    In the morning you will make an excursion through the 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

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


    Day 8: Day 8: San Pablo Cape and Rolito Ranch (B/L/-)

    Stop At: Cabo San Pablo Ruta Complementaria A, Ushuaia V9420 Argentina
    After breakfast, your adventure begins. You will enjoy Lake Escondido, the small town of Tolhuin and at noon you will arrive at provincial road "A", where 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.

    Return to your hotel after a unique experience.

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

    Duration: 10 hours

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


    Day 9: Day 9: Flight to El Calafate and patagonian dinner in a cave (B/-/D)

    Stop At: El Calafate, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina
    Flight to the glaciers region! You will arrive in the city of El Calafate, and a local driver will take you to your hotel.

    Duration: 1 hour

    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 Argentino 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.

    Group tour with English / Spanish-speaking guide.

    Duration: 4 hours

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


    Day 10: Day 10: Visit a local Estancia and navigation to the 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" cooked right in front of you with the best wines of the country.

    After having lunch 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 walk in the woods (low level of difficulty). You will explore a lenga forest until you arrive to 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.

    Return to El Calafate by minibus
    Small group-excursion with English-speaking guide.
    Lunch included
    Duration: 10 hours

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


    Day 11: Day 11: Navigation between the glaciers - Excursion in 4x4 to Estancia Cristina (B/-/-)

    Stop At: Upsala Glacier, El Calafate Argentina
    In the morning you will begin navigation through the north arm of the Argentine Lake where you will enjoy a privileged view on the front of the Upsala Glacier.

    You will disembark and begin your 4x4 adventure along ten kilometers through the mountain roads. Covered by ice until recently, you will discover landscapes of great geological interest. It will take you in ascent along the Feruglio cordon for 9.5 km. Once there, you will start a 20-minute walk on glacial erosion terrain up to the Upsala Glacier Lookout Point, which features sweeping views of Lake Guillermo, the imposing Upsala Glacier’s eastern front and the South Patagonian Continental Ice Field.

    In the afternoon you can visit the Estancia, its museum, a former shearing shed, and you will learn about the history of the true pioneers of southern Patagonia.

    Return to El Calafate at the end of the day by bus.
    Duration: 11 hours
    Group excursion with an English-speaking guide

    Duration: 10 hours

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


    Day 12: Day 12: Flight to Bariloche and Circuito Chico (B/-/-)

    Stop At: San Carlos de Bariloche Airport, RP80 S/N, San Carlos de Bariloche, Río Negro, Argentina
    Transfer to the airport where you will take a flight to San Carlos de Bariloche. Upon arrival, you will pick up your rental car directly from the airport.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Circuito Chico, San Carlos de Bariloche Argentina
    We recommend you do the Circuito Chico with your rental car. You can begin by driving through Bustillo Avenue, with views of Lake Nahuel Huapi, Bonita Beach, and the entrance to the Bariloche Atomic Center. Then, you will arrive at the Cerro Campanario. Here you can choose to buy the chairlift ascent to reach the summit.

    After this stage, you can continue by heading to the south shore of Lake Nahuel Huapi and then west to visit the Hotel Llao Llao, the Chapel of San Eduardo, Puerto Pañuelo via the San Pedro peninsula.

    You will cross the hotel's golf course, the municipal forest with vegetation typical of the region and the Angostura bridge, which separates the Moreno and Nahuel Huapi lakes. Then you will cross Bahía López and the base of Cerro López.

    Before joining Avenue Bustillo, it is essential to stop at the panoramic point (Colonia Suiza region) to observe Lake Moreno, the Llao Llao Hotel, Lake Nahuel Huapi and the Andes from a different point of view .
    Duration: 4 hours

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


    Day 13: Day 13: Exchange experience with a local community (B/L/D)

    Stop At: Ñirihuau, Río Negro, Argentina
    You will experience a cultural exchange with a small rural community, located in the heart of a valley about 30 km away from San Carlos de Bariloche. You will be welcomed by your host family with a few mates and a snack. In a magnificent landscape, you will discover the way of life in this community, their stories and customs, and will be able to participate in daily activities (traditional games, making farm cheese, milking cows, etc.
    After sharing a traditional “asado” with your hosts, a family member will take you to a walk around its surroundings.

    In the afternoon, you will enjoy a horseback ride with one of the family members. When you reach the top, in addition to the spectacular view, you will see some condors.

    You will spend the night in this amazing place.

    The room is private, with a private bathroom.
    All meals are included.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Accommodation: Homestay


    Day 14: Day 14: Seven Lakes Road - From Bariloche to San Martín de Los Andes (B/-/-)

    Stop At: Route of the Seven Lakes, Ruta Nacional 40, San Martin de los Andes Argentina
    You will say goodbye to your host to begin your tour through the Seven Lakes Road.

    You will drive at your own rhythm through Road 40 on a trip to San Martin de Los Andes, a spectacular road between mountains, forests, and mirrored lakes. We recommend stopping to discover the towns of Villa La Angostura, Bosque de Los Arrayanes and the Vulignanco waterfall, and the viewpoint in Lake Lacar.

    We recommend stopping to discover the towns of Villa La Angostura, San Martin de los Andes and the Vulignanco waterfall, the Beautiful Lake or the Arrayán viewpoint in Lacar Lake .

    Finally, you will arrive at San Martín de Los Andes where you will spend the night.

    Duration: 8 hours

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


    Day 15: Day 15: Free day to discover Lanin National Park (B/-/-)

    Stop At: Lanin National Park, Lanin National Park, Province of Neuquen, Patagonia
    Today you can enjoy your day discovering the Lanin National Park with your rental car, one of the largest parks in the country.
    To get to its northern part, continue on the famous 40 road. You leave from San Martín de los Andes towards Junin de los Andes, a small, quiet and pretty town. On site, the Huechulafquen and Paimún lakes combine their waters in a postcard setting, surrounded by black volcanic sand beaches and snow-capped peaks. You will admire superb waterfalls in El Saltillo and can take an optional excursion to sail from Puerto Canoa. It is here that you will have undoubtedly the best view of the Lanin volcano, which is 3,776 meters high.

    The southern part is more developed: you can notably walk along the Lácar lake and the Nonthué lake, and discover the beauty of the ancient forests of Pehuén trees, also known as Araucarias.


    Duration: 8 hours

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


    Day 16: Day 16: Flight to Buenos Aires (B/-/-)

    Stop At: San Martin de los Andes, San Martin de los Andes, Province of Neuquen, Patagonia
    Return of your rental car at Chapelco airport.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: San Telmo, San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal District
    You take your flight back to Buenos Aires, where you will enjoy your last night freely. You can stroll around the neighborhood where your hotel is located. The perfect opportunity to enjoy the bohemian atmosphere of San Telmo

    Recommendation: For the last night, we suggest closing this incredible trip with a tango show.

    Duration: 2 hours

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


    Day 17: Day 17: End of the trip (B/-/-)

    Stop At: Ezeiza International Airport, AU Tte. Gral. Pablo Riccheri Km 33,5, B1802 Ezeiza, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina
    After breakfast, you will be transferred to the international airport according to your flight schedule.

    End of our services
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Ezeiza International Airport, AU Tte. Gral. Pablo Riccheri Km 33,5, B1802 Ezeiza, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. Luxury accommodation 9/18/2020 - 12/22/2020
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    12/23/2020 - 1/2/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    1/3/2021 - 2/12/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    2/13/2021 - 2/16/2021
    Monday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Tuesday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Saturday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    2/17/2021 - 12/21/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Superior accommodation 9/18/2020 - 12/22/2020
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    12/23/2020 - 1/2/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    1/3/2021 - 2/12/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    2/13/2021 - 2/16/2021
    Monday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Tuesday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Saturday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    2/17/2021 - 12/21/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Tour to Authentic Patagonia 17 days 6/30/2020 - 12/22/2020
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    12/23/2020 - 1/2/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    1/3/2021 - 2/12/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    2/13/2021 - 2/16/2021
    Monday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Tuesday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Saturday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    2/17/2021 - 12/21/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • 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

2

Organised by MATER Turismo Sustentable

Activity ID: V-123348P5

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