Patagonia Adventure Tour
DAY 1: Buenos Aires
Arrival to Buenos Aires. 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
Breakfast. Free Day. In the evening (7 pm), Tango show with dinner. In the very heart of Buenos Aires, this refurbished historic "conventillo" is a classic building of the "porteño" culture. A Tango Show 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 4: Buenos Aires-Puerto Madryn
Breakfast and check out at 11 am. In the evening, departure to Puerto Madryn by night bus.
DAY 5: Puerto Madryn
Arrival to Puerto Madryn. Check in at selected accommodation. Free day.
DAY 6: 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 7: Puerto Madryn
Breakfast. 7.30 am. Optional Punta Tombo Penguin Colony from the 1st of September until the 30th 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 8: Puerto Madryn-Rio Gallegos
Breakfast. Check Out. In the afternoon, departure to Rio Gallegos by nigh bus.
DAY 9: Rio Gallegos-Calafate
In the early morning, arrival in Rio Gallegos. Connecting bus to El Calafate. Arrival in El Calafate at 4 or 6 pm. Check in at selected accommodation.
DAY 10: Calafate
Breakfast. At 7.00 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. Back at the hostel or hotel at about 4-5 pm
DAY 11: 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 12: Calafate
Free day to enjoy El Calafate, El Chalten, or to take optional tours.
DAY 13: 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 14: 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 15: 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 16: Ushuaia
Breakfast. Check out and Airport Drop Off
|Patagonia Adventure 15 nights. Buenos Aires + Puerto Madryn + 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 September due to winter season. The tour can be reorganized upon request, changing some services
Optional Whales Watching Navigation (1 Jun – 30 Nov): 75 USD
Optional Punta Tombo Penguin Colony (1 Sep – 28 Feb): 96 USD
- 3 nights Accommodation in Buenos Aires at selected basis with breakfast.
- Ezeiza International Airport pickup.
- Buenos Aires City Tour AM or PM - 3 hours
- Tango Show with Dinner, Drinks and transfers
- Bus from Buenos Aires to Puerto Madryn. Cama or Semicama service upon choice.
- 3 nights Accommodation in Puerto Madryn at selected basis with breakfast.
- Puerto Madryn Bus Station pickup and drop off.
- Peninsula Full Day Excursion
- Bus from Puerto Madryn to Rio Gallegos. Cama or Semicama service upon choice.
- Bus from Rio Ga