Full Patagonia Adventure
DAY 1: Buenos Aires
Arrival to Buenos Aires on EVEN days only. Regular transfer from Ezeiza International Airport with the Hostel Shuttle. Check in at selected accommodation
DAY 2: Buenos Aires
Breakfast. 9 am City Tour: Discover the beauty and wonders of Buenos Aires, view the National Congress, The Metropolitan Cathedral next to the Government House in May Square area. Visit the Colon Theater, one of the most important opera houses in Latin America and San Telmo, traditional neighborhood where Tango performances can be seen in many bars and restaurants. Stop at La Boca colorful neighborhood, which was seat of immigrants - mainly Italians - and now home of some artists.
Enjoy Palermo, an area that combines its architecture and history with entertainment and amusement in its green spaces. Finally, La Recoleta, an exclusive and elegant neighborhood where the famous cemetery is found.
DAY 3: Buenos Aires-Puerto Madryn
Breakfast and check out at 11 am. In the evening, departure to Puerto Madryn by night bus.
DAY 4: Puerto Madryn
Arrival to Puerto Madryn. Check in at selected accommodation. Free day.
DAY 5: Puerto Madryn
Breakfast. 7.30 am. Península Valdés Full Day Tour: Península de Valdés is a human world-wide heritage. Throughout its extension it locks up different unique species that find in the zone a great place to develop their life.
During this full day tour you will be accompanied by Naturists and Bilingual guides.
The first stop will be the Carlos Ameghino Isthmus Interpretation Center, where you can have fast references on fauna, flora and geology of the Peninsula. Also you will enjoy the panoramic view that the "Golfo Nuevo", "San Jose" and the "Isla de los Pajaros" will let us observe.
Another stop is the village of "Puerto Pirámide", where depending of the month of the year, you can take a Tour to see the Whales (Optional from 1 Jun – 30 Nov), or a Nautical strolling with Snorkeling (Optional).
Continuing the gravel road, and subject to the season, the climate or the tides, you will visit in different order or combined with other stops: "Caleta Valdés", "Punta Cantor" and "Punta Norte" to observe Marine Elephants, Penguins and Marine Lions.
The Orcinus or ill-named "Killer Whales", can be watch from the seaside at "Punta Norte". The best months to see them are in March and in April. Also during September in the "Caleta Valdés" (with a bit less frequency). Back to Puerto Madryn.
DAY 6: Puerto Madryn
Breakfast. 7.30 am. Optional Punta Tombo Penguin Colony from the 1st of September until the 20th of March: In this Tour you will visit the most important Latin American continental "Pingüinera" or Penguin Colony (where hundred of thousands of Penguins lays their eggs in the beach).
The First stop will be at "Rawson" port, in the "Union" beach to observe the "Toninas Overas" (Optional Tour). After that, you will move towards Punta Tombo, geographic feature that serves as a habitat of the "Magallanes" Penguin. There, you will have time to observe how the Gulls, "Skuas", "Petrels", Cormorans, Oystercatchers and Steam Duck cohabit in the coast.
Due to a big extension area, you will also observe steppe characteristic species like "Guanacos" (typical American camaelidae), "Choiques" (small ostrichs), "Maras" (big patagonian Hares) and Foxes.
You will visit the small town of Gaiman, to admire its culture and the very particular architecture, also to taste a delicious piece of cake at a Welsh Tea House (optional).
DAY 7: Puerto Madryn-Rio Gallegos
Breakfast. Check Out. In the afternoon, departure to Rio Gallegos by nigh bus. (1.05 pm)
DAY 8: Rio Gallegos-Ushuaia
In the early morning, arrival in Rio Gallegos. Connecting bus to Ushuaia. Arrival in Ushuaia at 7.30 pm. Check in at selected accommodation.
DAY 9: 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. 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 10: 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. Finally, you find Les Eclaireurs lighthouse, which was made in 1919 and it´s the actual symbol of the city. Return to Ushuaia
DAY 11: Ushuaia-Rio Gallegos-Calafate
Check out. At 5 am, bus heading to Rio Gallegos. Arriving in Rio Gallegos at 5.30 pm. Change of bus in direction El Calafate. Arrival in El Calafate late at night. Check in at selected accommodation.
DAY 12: Calafate
Free day to relax from buses and enjoy El Calafate, or to take optional tours.
DAY 13: 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 14: 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 15: Calafate-El Chalten
Breakfast. Check out in the morning. At 8 am, departure to el Chalten. Accomodation in shared room. Free day to trek the beautiful paths of Los Glaciares National Park and to take pictures of Mount Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre.
DAY 16: El Chalten-Perito Moreno
Check out. At 8.30 am, departure to Perito Moreno village on ODD days. In the evening, arrival in Perito Moreno. Accomodation in shared dorm room only.
DAY 17: Perito Moreno-Bariloche
At 6.45 am (In the morning), departure to Bariloche. Arrival in Bariloche at night. Check in at selected accommodation.
DAY 18: 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 19: 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 20: Bariloche-Buenos Aires
Breakfast.Check out. In the afternoon, Bus Station drop off, departure to Buenos Aires by night bus.
DAY 21: Buenos Aires
Arrival to Buenos Aires in the afternoon. Check In. Free Day.
In the evening (8 pm), Tango Show with dinner in La Ventana: In the very heart of San Telmo neighborhood, this refurbished historic "conventillo" is a classic building of the Buenos Aires culture. LA VENTANA is a trip to older times.
Professional artists will show you their best art, singing songs and dancing typical pieces, shared with the best tango orchestras. The show consists of several parts in which you can appreciate 2 tango orchestras, a folkloric group, dancers and singers.
DAY 22: Buenos Aires
Breakfast. Check out. Transfer to Ezeiza International Airport with the regular Hostel Shuttle Service
|Full Patagonia Adventure 21 Nights - Buenos Aires + Bariloche + El Chalten +|
|El Calafate & Torres del Paine + Ushuaia + Puerto Madryn + Buenos Aires|
|Prices:||1 September 2016 - 31 December 2017|
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