Buenos Aires & Southern Patagonia Adventure - 14 Days with Hiking, National Parks, Tango & More!

   
 

Buenos Aires & Southern Patagonia Adventure - 14 Days with Hiking, National Parks, Tango & More!

BY SAY HUEQUE - TOURS IN ARGENTINA
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1 month ago

DURATION

14 Days / 13 Nights

SEASON

October - April

RATES

USD 3,045.00 per person

EXPIRES

Jul 01, 2016
Buenos Aires & Southern Patagonia Adventure - 14 Days with Hiking, National Parks, Tango & More!
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The Buenos Aires & Southern Patagonia tour combines a comfortable stay in Buenos Aires with the adventure of Patagonia. Tour Buenos Aires and its tango houses and then hike Patagonia´s incredible mountain trails. Visit Perito Moreno Glacier, El Chalten and tour Torres del Paine National Park before crossing the mythical Strait of Magellan to Ushuaia and Tierra del Fuego.

ADDITION RATE INFORMATION

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Rates are per person, based on twin share or double occupancy. The tour price is land-only. Flights are not included in the price. National Park entries are not included in the price but paid locally.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Upon arrival you will be met at the airport and transferred by private service to your hotel, leaving you the remainder of the day to explore the historic neighborhoods and enjoy the cafe culture of Buenos Aires.

Day 2: Buenos Aires Tour & Tango Show
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Our Buenos Aires City Tour will provide you a great overview of the capital and its diverse attractions. Over the course of three hours, our local English speaking guide will show you Buenos Aires´ most important sites and tell you about the history and culture of modern Argentina; including Retiro, Avenida 9 de Julio, Downtown, Puerto Madero, San Telmo, Recoleta and La Boca.

In the evening you will be treated to one of Buenos Aires’ most emblematic cultural highlights, a Dinner and Tango Show. Featuring some of Argentina´s most talented tango dancers and a live orchestra, you will be impressed, not only by the intimate tango show, but also by the delicious Argentine cuisine and all the Malbec or Cabernet Savignon that you’d like.

Day 3: Buenos Aires To El Calafate
El Calafate, Patagonia, Argentina
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Breakfast. At the appropriate time, you will have a private transfer to the airport to take your flight to El Calafate. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel and have the rest of the day to relax or explore the shops and cafes. In the late afternoon, you may want to consider the 1km bike ride/walk out to Laguna Nimez for a beautiful Patagonian sunset.

Day 4: El Calafate: Perito Moreno Glacier, Patagonia
Perito Moreno Glacier, Patagonia, Argentina
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After an early breakfast, you will leave on a full-day Perito Moreno Glacier tour, in Los Glaciers National Park. A UNESCO World Heritage site since 1981 and home to one of the most awe-inspiring sites in Argentina, Perito Moreno Glacier is a site to behold. During the tour you will have the chance to enjoy stunning views of the glacier from the nearby walking trail and viewing platforms, as well as from an included Perito Moreno Glacier boat cruise that will take you close enough to fully appreciate the 80m high ice walls!

In the early evening, you will return to you hotel in Calafate. For even more adventure, you may want to consider either taking the Big Ice or Mini-Trekking excursion (at an extra cost). Both allow you to hike on the glacier!! Ask Say Hueque´s travel adviser for more information.

Day 5: El Calafate To El Chalten
El Chalten, Patagonia, Argentina
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Arriving at the bus station, you will depart for El Chalten in the morning. Upon arrival, you will make you way to your hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure to explore the region. (In El Calafate a taxi will cost roughly US $4 to get to the bus station. In El Chalten most of the hotels are within a few blocks of the bus station, but if you prefer to take a taxi or remise [private car service], you can take it once in the bus terminal and it will cost you approx US $5.)

Day 6: El Chalten, Patagonia
El Chalten, Patagonia, Argentina
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Day at leisure to enjoy one of many self-guided treks. The trails are all well-marked and maintained. We recommend that you do the full-day hikes to Mount Fitz Roy (where the view of Laguna de los Tres is unforgettable) or Mount Torre. We will provide you with all the trekking information you may require.

Day 7: El Chalten To El Calafate
El Calafate, Patagonia, Argentina
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Day at leisure to enjoy any of the self-guided treks in the area. In the afternoon you will board your bus back to El Calafate. Upon arrival, you will make you way from the bus station to your hotel. (In El Calafate a taxi will cost roughly US $4 to get from the bus station to your hotel.)

Day 8: El Calafate To Torres Del Paine
Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile
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You will leave on a full-day tour of Torres del Paine National Park with its granite peaks emerging dramatically out of the Patagonian plains. Today you will have the chance to explore some of the most picturesque spots of the world-renowned park; including Salto Grande, Laguna Amarga, Lago Pehoe, the Cuernos del Paine and of course, the famous Torres del Paine. Keep an eye out for wild guanacos as they roam the windy plains. In the evening you’ll be dropped off at your hotel to stay the night inside the park.

Day 9: Torres Del Paine, Patagonia
Grey Glacier, Patagonia, Chile
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Day at leisure to discover more of Torres del Paine or further explore areas visited on the previous day’s tour. We recommend the full-day hike to the base of the Torres to take in some breathtaking views, or a picturesque cruise on the Lago Grey to catch a glimpse of Grey Glacier.

Day 10: Torres Del Paine To Punta Arenas
Punta Arenas, Patagonia, Chile
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After breakfast, you will catch a shuttle from the park to Laguna Amarga where you will board your bus to Punta Arenas. Upon arrival, you will make your way from the bus station to your hotel (taxi should be under US $5) and spend the rest of the day at leisure enjoying some of the seaside town’s delicious seafood.

Day 11: Punta Arenas To Ushuaia
Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
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After breakfast, you will embark on a full-day bus trip to Ushuaia, passing though some of Patagonia’s most stunning scenery. Cross the mystical Strait of Magellan before arriving at Tierra del Fuego Island. Upon arrival in Ushuaia, you will make your way to your hotel on your own. (Taxis from the bus station to the hotels in town should cost approx US $4.)

Day 12: Ushuaia: Trekking & Canoeing In The National Park, Patagonia
Tierra del Fuego National Park, Argentina
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After breakfast, you will leave on a full-day tour of Tierra del Fuego National Park that allows you to get off the tourist path and see a side of the park that most visitors miss. The excursion includes guided trekking along the Beagle Channel and canoeing along the Lapataia River to Lapataia Bay (Box lunch is included). If you prefer a more relaxing / less adventurous activity, just let us know and we can offer you an alternative, perhaps the “Train to the End of the World” or an easy guided walk in the national park.

Day 13: Beagle Channel Navigation. Ushuaia To Buenos Aires
Beagle Channel, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
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After making your way to the pier, you will take a boat cruise along the famous Beagle Channel. You will enjoy sweeping panoramic views of Ushuaia Bay and appreciate the diverse marine wildlife, including cormorants and fur seals on De los Lobos and De los Pajaros Islands. On one of the Bridges Isles, you can explore the island for concheros, or giant shells, and enjoy the views of Chile and Argentina. You will also see the Les Eclaireurs lighthouse. During the cruise, you can purchase snacks and of course, the favorite Argentine drink, “mate”. At the appropriate time in the afternoon, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival to Buenos Aires, you will have a private transfer to your hotel.

Day 14: Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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At the appropriate time you will be escorted to the international airport for your flight back home.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

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  • All transfers.
  • Round trip bus El Calafate / El Chalten / El Calafate.
  • One-way bus Torres del Paine / Punta Arenas.
  • One-way bus Punta Arenas / Ushuaia.
  • 3 nights of accommodation in Buenos Aires, 3 in El Calafate, 2 in El Chaltén, 2 in Torres del Paine, 1 in Punta Arenas, 2 in Ushuaia.
  • Breakfast and meals mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Described tours: Perito Moreno Glacier tour and cruise.
  • Bilingual guide (English / Spanish).

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