Full Argentina Adventure Route 40
DAY 1: Salta
Arrival to Salta on ODD days only and NOT on Tuesdays. Transfer to selected accommodation and check in. Free day.
DAY 2: Salta - Purmamarca
Breakfast. Safari to the Clouds/Purmamarca Excursion: You will travel in the same route as the famous Train to the Clouds, zigzagging on lonely roads between the blue sky and the Puna. On your way, you will visit magnificent ruins, scattered houses, small villages and amazing landscapes. Departure from Salta will be at 7 am and you will quickly reach the small town of Campo Quijano and later, the impressive Quebrada del Toro. Soon you will leave all signs of vegetation as you enter the realms of the solitary Puna. In Santa Rosa de Tastil, a pre-Inca city of the XIII century, you will do a short archeological hiking. Later, you will reach San Antonio de los Cobres, a small miner´s town rich in tradition and the Train to the Clouds final destination.
Further ahead, a desert plateau will take you to the surreal landscape of the salt flats, where you stop again to walk around and enjoy the contrasts.
In the afternoon, you will return through the overwhelming Lipan mountains and arrive at the Seven-color Hill in Purmamarca, a landmark on its own. You will overnight in this village suspended in time.
DAY 3: Purmamarca - Salta
Breakfast. Humahuaca Full Day Excursion:
Towns and relics of ancient cultures, superb mountains and the feeling of being in timeless places are the exquisite elements of this trip through the Humahuaca Gorge.
You will leave Purmamarca at 9:00 am and head north to the province of Jujuy. The small towns of Tumbaya, Purmamarca,, Maimará and Tilcara open their ancient charm to your captivated eyes. In Purmamarca, you will stop to see the famous Seven-color hill, in Tilcara, you visit the Pucará (fortress) and the Archeological Museum, while in Uquía you stop to admire the local church. But it's in Humahuaca where you enjoy in the extremely peaceful atmosphere, the typical colonial architecture and the charming people. In your way back you will also visit San Salvador de Jujuy to get to know its monuments and intriguing legends. Let the history behind the walls and stones of these places take you on a ride to the Argentinean past! Arrival to Salta at 7 – 8 pm
DAY 4: Salta
Breakfast. Free day to enjoy optional tours or just relax in beautiful Salta city
DAY 5: Salta-Mendoza
Breakfast. Check Out. In the evening: night bus to Mendoza.
DAY 6: Mendoza
Arrival in Mendoza. Check in. At 2.30 pm, Half Day Winery Tour: These Tour runs among vineyards in the areas of Lujan de Cuyo and Maipu. You will experience the work culture brought by of immigrants, using irrigation techniques (canals and ditches) inherited from the former Huarpes Indians. They managed to change a vast desert into a productive river oasis. This is the scene of the settlement of prestigious wineries, which represent Argentine wines in the world with high quality wines.
You will visit two wineries, one with traditional organic methods and the other that uses the latest avaliable technology. Guided by professionals in winemaking, you will learn about the vinification methods and processes, bottling and labelling of wines, in the end of the tour you will taste the different grapes that the wineries offer. Departure: 2.30 pm. Sundays 08.30 am
DAY 7: Mendoza
Breakfast. 7 am: Aconcagua Valley Day Trip (Alta Montaña): The Tour offers a variety of colors and sceneries. Early in the morning along the river Mendoza, get a view of the majestic mountain range called Cordon del Plata and the Potrerillos dam, colossal work for hydraulic power generation and water distribution for irrigation.
Your next visit will be Uspallata, pre-Hispanic settlement of Huarpes indians and the southern last point of the Inca Empire.
Here you will see the Vaults of Uspallata, historic "adobe" (mud) buildings, that were used by chaplain Fray Luis Beltran for casting cannons and guns.
Afterwards you will visit the villages of Picheuta, Polvareda, Punta de Vacas and Los Penitentes ski resort. Free time for the use of chair lift to enjoy beautiful panoramic views.
Later, you will find Puente de Inca along your route, a huge natural bridge with strands of hot springs.
Continuing the road and 2750 meters above sea level you will reach the viewpoint of Cerro Aconcagua, the colossus of America (6959 meters high), from where you are going to the Laguna Horcones and the Aconcagua Provincial Park.
Following the international route to reach your last destination, Las Cuevas, an European-style village located 3200 meters above sea level. Back to town at 7 - 8 pm
DAY 8: Mendoza-Bariloche
Breakfast. Check out at 11 am. In the evening, night bus to Bariloche.
DAY 9: Bariloche
Arrival in Bariloche in the evening. Transfer to selectedaccommodation and check in.
DAY 10: Bariloche
Breakfast. At 2.30 pm, Mt Campanario and Circuito Chico Half Day excursion: The Tour starts in Bariloche along Bustillo Avenue with an amazing view of Lake Nahuel Huapi. Right at the km. 8 of the road you will find Playa Bonita, from where you can see Huemul Island. Later on, after traversing different landscapes, you will arrive at the foot of Mt. Campanario.
There is a chairlift that visitors can use to get to the 1500mts of the hill. There is a tearoom on top and also a terrace where you can admire one of the most complete and beautiful views of northern Patagonia.
Returning to the tour along Bustillo Avenue, the bus enters San Pedro Peninsula.
At the km. 23 of Bustillo Avenue you will reach Villa Llao Llao, site of the San Eduardo Chapel, a jewel of regional architecture and place of the magnificent Llao Llao hotel.
From there the route goes through the Llao Llao Peninsula.
After bordering Lake Escondido at km. 33, the road passes over Narrow Bridge Creek, that separates the Moreno Lake from Nahuel Huapi Lake. At km40 you will reach the famous Panoramic Point of 945 meters high, where you can appreciate the majesty of the landscape that make up the Lake Moreno and the Llao Llao Peninsula.
DAY 11: Bariloche
Breakfast. Tronador Excursion OR Isla Victoria and Arrayanes Forest Boat Excursion. (on request or depending on weather conditions)
The Tronador Multitrek excursion starts from Bariloche at 9am approx. heading south along route 40 through lakes Gutierrez and Mascardi and then to enter the southern part of the Nahuel Huapi National Park. The first stop is the path that leads to the Laguna Los Moscos where you will do a hiking for approx 1hr. You will pass by a road of incredible vegetation that leads to the viewpoint of Lake Los Moscos.
Then continue your route with the mini bus for the second hike to the Caesars waterfall. In this case 1 hour and 30 minutes walk approx. where you will enjoy one of the most beautiful places in the National Park with its lookouts and waterfalls.
On the return, the vehicle will continue along the valley of the river bordering Vuriloches to appreciate the gentle presence of Mount Tronador (the highest in the area with 3,554 mts.) with glaciers descending down its slopes.
You will make a stop at Pampa Linda for lunch (not included) and then continue to the Black Glacier, the only Black Glacier in Patagonia, where you will have another walk to the lookout (20min approx) and enjoy the Glacier uniqueness. You will return to Bariloche arriving approx. at 7.30 pm.
Isla Victoria and Arrayanes Forest Boat Excursion:
The traditional excursion of the Nahuel Huapi National Park. Setting sail from Puerto Pañuelo and after an hour navigation, arriving at Quetrihue Peninsula, where you will admire the magnificence of the only Arrayanes forest in the world.
Walking through a decked path you will gaze at centennial trees.
From a botanical point of view, the Arrayan is a plant classified as a bush which only grows like a tree in this area. It has a cinnamon color with a thin bark which upon coming off, leaves white spots which give this tree its unique look.
Then you set sail to Victoria Island on a 40 min trip, arriving at Puerto Anchorena. There you will be able to visit a coniferous nursery, walking through paths and natural viewpoints where you will be able to admire the magnificent beauty of the place. One of the paths leads us to Playa del Toro, where cave paintings can be seen, and visit a volcanic sand beach. Along this walk your National Park guides will show you and inform you every detail related to this excursion.
DAY 12: Bariloche-Los Antiguos
Check out. Bus Station drop off. At 6.45 am, departure to Los Antiguos village on EVEN days. In the evening, arrival in Los Antiguos. Connecting night bus to El Chalten.
DAY 13: Perito Moreno-El Chalten
In the morning, arrival in El Chalten. Check in
DAY 14: El Chalten-Calafate
Free day to trek the beautiful paths of Los Glaciares National Park and to take pictures of Mount Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre. In the afternoon, at 6 pm, departure to El Calafate. Check in at selected accommodation.
DAY 15: Calafate
Breakfast. At 7 am or 9 am depending on season, Perito Moreno Glacier Full Day Tour: People from all over the world come to this remote place in Southern Patagonia to be a witness of the Ice Age. This is one of the only moving glaciers in the planet, and a visit is not only worth, is a MUST.
You start from El Calafate early in the morning to enjoy the landscape, the nature, the fauna and the wide variety of birds (trying to arrive to the glacier before everyone). Through the gateways you visit the north face of the Perito Moreno Glacier, in different viewpoints from different altitudes.
DAY 16: Calafate
Breakfast. 5.30 am, Torres del Paine Full Day Tour: The tour starts from El Calafate. You will reach the border between Argentina and Chile at 10:00 hs. and make the customs procedures. Then you make a stop in "Cerro Castillo" town. At 11:00 hs. you go on to the "Lago Sarmiento", where you stay there for a while to take photographs and to enjoy the amazing landscape.
You arrive to "Laguna Amarga" and pay the entrance to the "Torres del Paine National Park" (not included). You go to the "Nordenskjol Lake", from where you are going to admire the imposing sight to the "Cuernos del Paine". Once you arrive to "Pudeto" you visit the "Salto Grande waterfall" where you do a trek. At 17:00 hs. you leave the National Park and make 3 new stops at beautiful viewpoints where you can appreciate the "Paine Range". You arrive to Castillo Hill at 18:00 and come back to Calafate.
DAY 17: Calafate
Free day to enjoy El Calafate, or to take optional tours.
DAY 18: Calafate-Rio Gallegos-Ushuaia
Check out 2 am. At 3 am, departure to Rio Gallegos, connecting another bus to Ushuaia at 8.30 – 9 am. Arrival in Ushuaia in the night. Check in at selected accommodation.
DAY 19: Ushuaia
Breakfast. 8 am, Half Day Tour to Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego:
This is the only Argentine National Park that combines sea, mountains and forests. Everything right there in front of your eyes.
The list is truly moving: Lapataia Bay, the coast of the Beagle Channel, the most incredible flora and fauna with red foxes, woodpeckers, steamer ducks, condors, eagles, beaver dams and peat bogs, all rubbing shoulders in the most spectacular setting. By walking , you get right into this beautiful region and you experience it right up close. You can see for yourself the imposing variety and quantity of animal species, plants and landscapes. Back to Ushuaia at about 12.30 pm.
DAY 20: Ushuaia
Breakfast. 9 am, Sea Lion Colony Half Day Navigation: You will leave the local port, in the direction of Alice island to see the colony of sea lions, then you continue to the Birds Island where the king and imperial cormorants inhabit. Nearby, you will enjoy the view of the Rock Cormorants on the cliffs. Then, you navigate towards the Sea Lions Island to see them and also fur seals. Fianlly, you find Les Eclaireurs lighthouse, which was made in 1919 and it´s the actual symbol of the city. Return to Ushuaia
DAY 21: Ushuaia
Breakfast. Check out and Airport Drop Off
|Full Argentina Adventure - Route 40 (20 Nights) Salta + Mendoza +|
|Bariloche + El Chalten + El Calafate & Torres del Paine + Ushuaia|
|Precios:||1 November 2016 - 31 December 2017|