Andean Patagonian Adventure
DAY 1: Bariloche
Arrival in Bariloche on EVEN days only. Airport or Bus Station Pick up. Transfer to selected accommodation and check in.
DAY 2: 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 3: Bariloche
Breakfast. Tronador Multitrek 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 4: Bariloche-Perito Moreno
Check out. Bus Station drop off. At 6.45 am, departure to Perito Moreno village on ODD days. In the evening, arrival in Perito Moreno. Accomodation in shared dorm room only.
DAY 5: Perito Moreno-El Chalten
In the morning departure to El Chalten. Arrival in El Chalten. Accomodation in shared room.
DAY 6: 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 7: 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 8: 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 9: Calafate
Free day to enjoy El Calafate, or to take optional tours.
DAY 10: 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 11: 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 and 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 12: 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 13: Ushuaia
Breakfast. Check out and Airport Drop Off
|Andean Patagonian Adventure - Route 40 (12 nights)|
|Bariloche + El Chalten + El Calafate & Torres del Paine + Ushuaia|
|Prices:||1 September 2016 - 31 December 2017|
Validity: 1 September 2016 – 31 December 2017
Blackout: From 1st April to 1st November 2014 due to winter season.
Note: Tour can be reorganized in winter upon request, changing some services)
Prices per package per person in chosen basis in USD.
- 3 nights Accommodation in Bariloche at selected basis with breakfast.
- Bariloche Airport or Bus Station pickup and Ruta 40 Bus drop off
- Mt Campanario and Circuito Chico half day Excursion
- Tronador Multitrek Excursion OR Isla Victoria and Bosque de Arrayanes Navigation.
- Bus from Bariloche to Perito Moreno. Standard Service.
- 1 night Accommodation in Perito Moreno in Dorm Room.
- Bus from Perito Moreno to El Chalten. Standard Service
- 1 night Accommodation in El Chalten in Dorm Room
- Bus from El Chalten to Calafate. Standard Service.
- 4 nights Accommodation in Calafate at selected basis with breakfast.
- Perito Moreno Glacier Full Day Tour
- Torres del Paine Full Day Tour with lunch
- Bus from Calafate to Rio Gallegos. Standard Service.
- Bus from Rio Gallegos to Ushuaia. Standard Service.
- 3 nights Accommodation in Ushuaia at selected basis with breakfast.
- Ushuaia Airport drop off.
- Half Day Tour to National Park with trekking and canoe, with lunch included.
- Sea Lion Colony Half Day Navigation.
- Entrance fee to Glaciers National Park (aprox 22 USD per person)
- Entrance fee to Torres del Paine National Park (aprox 38 USD per person)
- Entrance fee to Tierra del Fuego National Park (aprox 23 USD per person)
- Port Tax for Navigation (aprox 3 USD per person)
- Meals not specified in itinerary
- Towels, in case of Hostel Dorm Room