Discovering Patagonia

   
 

Discovering Patagonia

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DURATION

11 Days/10 Nights

SEASON

September - April

RATES

USD 3,360.00 per person

EXPIRES

May 01, 2017
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Patagonia Travel Adventures is excited to offer four unforgettable tour itineraries to Patagonia. The Great Patagonia, the Discovering Patagonia, the Exploring Patagonia, and the Patagonia Expedition Tour.

These tours immerse the traveler into a timeless landscape, allowing the opportunity to visit places the ordinary tourist rarely gets a chance to see.

- Visit Peninsula Valdes with its rich wildlife (whales, elephant seals, sea lions, penguins).

- Explore Los Glaciares National Park and trek on The Perito Moreno Glacier.

- Discover the End of the World: Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego.

ADDITION RATE INFORMATION

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2 to 3 passengers: $3,360 per person double occupancy.

4 to 6 passengers: $2,977 per person double occupancy.

Single Supplement: $800

International flights, flights in Argentina, optional boat excursion in Península Valdés, other meals and services not mentioned in itinerary, and personal expenses are NOT included in rates.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Arrival and meeting at the airport. Transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, you will enjoy a tour of this wonderful cosmopolitan city, capital of Argentina.

Day 2: Buenos Aires - Puerto Madryn
Puerto Madryn, Patagonia, Argentina
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Flight to Trelew and welcome to Patagonia! Drive to Puerto Madryn, a charming coastal city on the Golfo Nuevo shores. Lodging at your hotel for three nights. Rest of the afternoon and evening at leisure. (B)

Day 3: Punta Tombo
Punta Tombo, Patagonia, Argentina
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Visit to Punta Tombo rookery, the most important breeding colony of Magellan penguins in the world. You will walk through a trail that cuts deep into the colony to observe closely these fascinating birds. Other species such as kelp gulls, skuas, cormorants, giant petrels, dolphin gulls, the Chubut steamer duck, and Patagonian foxes also inhabit the area and may be seen here. On the way back you will visit GAIMAN, a traditional small town that was settled by Welsh immigrants in the 1870s. There you may enjoy a cup of tea and pastries (not included). In the evening, drive back to your hotel in Puerto Madryn. (B,L)

Day 4: Valdes Peninsula
Valdes Peninsula, Patagonia, Argentina
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Full-day visit to Valdes Peninsula. On your way you will stop to see the wildlife of the area: guanacos, lesser rheas, Patagonian foxes, hairy armadillos, maras and the most important rookeries protecting large colonies of South American sea lions, and Southern elephant seals. At Puerto Piramide, a village on the south side of the Peninsula, you may enjoy a boat excursion (optional).

NOTE: Whales remain in the area from June until the first weeks of December.

Lodging in Puerto Madryn. (B)

Day 5: Trelew - El Calafate
El Calafate, Patagonia, Argentina
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Transfer to the airport to fly to El Calafate, a small village located close to the shores of Argentino Lake. During the evening, you will be free to explore the region and take advantage of the beautiful sights, or you can rest in the cozy hotel. Dinner. (B,D)

Day 6: Los Glaciares National Park
Los Glaciares National Park, Patagonia, Argentina
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After breakfast, depart to visit Los Glaciares National Park. This park of 600,000 hectares (2,300 square miles) has 13 glaciers that flow into the Argentino and Viedma lakes. Perito Moreno Glacier, is one of the few glaciers in the world that is still progressing. It is only 500 feet above sea level, which makes it very accessible, allowing one to stand in front of a mountain of ice that measures 60m (180 ft) by 5km (2.5 miles). The constant fall of huge towers of ice from its walls and into the lake is an unforgettable spectacle.

Trekking Expedition: Board a boat to cross the lake. Land on a isolated beach and trek on the glacier. Picnic lunch at the park.

In the evening, return to your hotel in El Calafate. Dinner at the hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 7: El Calafate - Ushuaia
Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
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Flight to Ushuaia. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure to enjoy this beautiful city on the shores of the Beagle Channel and its interesting End of the World Museum. (B)

Day 8: Ushuaia
Tierra del Fuego National Park, Argentina
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Full-day visit to Tierra del Fuego National Park, hiking through the beech forest where you will likely see the Magellanic woodpeckers, largest in South America, Austral parakeets, black-chested buzzard eagles and Andean Condors. You will visit different areas of the park such as Ensenada Bay and Lapataia Bay, and you’ll be able to see two remarkably different ecosystems: the seashore and the sub-Antarctic forest that occur together only in a few places on earth and are unique in Argentina. Lunch at the park. Lodging in Ushuaia. (B,L)

Day 9: Ushuaia
Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
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Today you will enjoy a boat excursion on the Beagle Channel. (B)

Day 10: Ushuaia - Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Transfer to the airport and flight back to Buenos Aires. Arrival, meeting at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the evening at leisure. (B)

Day 11: Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Morning and afternoon at leisure to relax, shop and enjoy the city. In the evening transfer to the international airport and flight back to the U.S. or your home country. (B)

WHAT'S INCLUDED

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  • Private transfers.
  • Assistance of local bilingual expert guides.
  • Accommodation for ten nights at first rate hotels.
  • All breakfasts (B), 4 lunches(L) and 2 dinners (D) as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Local private excursions as detailed in the itinerary.
  • Trek with crampons on the Perito Moreno glacier and Boat excursion on the Beagle Channel (shared with other passengers).
  • Entrance fees to parks and reserves.

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