Argentina for Adventurers - 21 Days with Hiking, Whale Watching & National Parks

   
 

Argentina for Adventurers - 21 Days with Hiking, Whale Watching & National Parks

BY SAY HUEQUE - TOURS IN ARGENTINA
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DURATION

21 Days/20 Nights

SEASON

Year-Round

RATES

USD 3,880.00 per person

EXPIRES

Apr 30, 2017
Argentina for Adventurers - 21 Days with Hiking, Whale Watching & National Parks
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Tour Argentina´s glaciers and hike Torres del Paine/Patagonia´s mountain trails, explore Iguazu Falls and whale watch in Valdes Peninsula. This trip has it all. From Buenos Aires´ tango shows and Perito Moreno Glacier to southern Ushuaia and Tierra del Fuego, live life to the fullest in Argentina for a taste of true adventure!

Highlights:

* Enjoy Sensual Tango in Buenos Aires * Go Whale Watching in Patagonia * Explore Iguazu Falls National Park * Hike in Chalten & Torres del Paine * Tour & Cruise Perito Moreno Glacier

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 - 2: Buenos Aires Tour & Tango Show
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Day 01: Buenos Aires - 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 02: Buenos Aires City Tour & Tango Show - Breakfast. Our City Tour will provide you a great overview of the city and its diverse attractions. Over the course of three hours you will have the chance to visit 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 offering a spectacular demonstration of the local dancing accompanied by delicious Argentine cuisine and all the malbec you'd like.

Day 3 - 4: El Calafate Glacier Tour
El Calafate, Patagonia, Argentina
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Day 03: Buenos Aires / El Calafate

Welcome to Southern Patagonia! Upon arrival you will be taken to the hotel and have the rest of the day to relax or explore the areas around the town or if possible, make the 1km hike out to Laguna Nimez for a beautiful Patagonian sunset.

Day 04: El Calafate / Perito Moreno Glacier - After an early breakfast, you will leave on a full-day excursion to Perito Moreno Glacier, 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 - 7: El Chalten
El Calafate, Patagonia, Argentina
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Day 05: El Calafate- El Chalten - You will take a comfortable public bus, where for during about 3 hours you will be able to enjoy the desert of Southern Patagonia on the famous Route 40. El Chalten is the top rated trekking destination, the Argentinean capital of trekking. Located at the foot of the Fitz Roy Mountain, surrounded by glaciers, lakes, rivers and forest, it is still a hidden gem of our south. The charming little village, that is also the start point for most paths, is a paradise for walkers and trekkers alike. On arrival you can explore the surroundings, have a stroll around a little waterfall, or just relax in the local brewery.

Day 06: El Chalten- Mountains and Lakes- Self Guided - El Chalten offers a range of options for all kind of difficulty of trekking. From the door of your hotel, you can go for a short 3 K walk, with views of the Rio de las Vueltas, lenga forest and the chance to see all kind of birds (great woodpecker spotting opportunity). If you are looking for great mountain views, in one hour and a half you can be at the Cerro Torre view point. For trekking fans, continue all the way to Torre base or go for the 8 hours trekking for the most impressive view of Fitz Roy and the whole massif by Laguna de los tres path (Highhly recommended!!). This is a trek that becomes difficult in the last bit but is totally worth the effort. You can choose where and when to go, and at your own pace, since the paths are self-guided and very well marked and maintained.

Day 07: El Chalten / El Calafate - This morning you can choose any other trek from a great variety that this National Park offers. Bare in mind that in the afternoon you will board your bus back to El Calafate (you have to go to the bus station by yourself). The three hours driving back will be a good opportunity to rest enjoying the views from your window.

Day 8 - 9: Torres Del Paine National Park ( Chile )
Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile
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Day 08: El Calafate / Torres del Paine National Park (Chile) - In the early morning you will be picked up for the full-day excursion to Torres del Paine National Park. Along the road you might be able to see rheas, guanacos, Patagonian hare, and even condors. In the evening you'll be dropped off at your hotel to stay the night inside the park.

Day 09: Torres del Paine National Park– Self Guided - Torres del Paine is one of the most beautiful protected areas of South America, and it it best explored by foot. If you like hiking and nature, this should be one of the highlights of your trip.

Day 10 - 11: Punta Arenas
Punta Arenas, Patagonia, Chile
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Day 10: Torres del Paine / Punta Arenas - At an appropriate time a shuttle will take you from your hotel to Punta Arenas, Chile's southernmost city. Stroll around to discover the old mansions and a character-filled place where now more sheep than people live.

Day 11: Punta Arenas / Ushuaia (Argentina) - In the early morning, you will have to take a taxi to the bus station to embark on a full-day bus trip to Ushuaia, passing through some of Patagonia's most stunning scenery. Cross the mystical Strait of Magellan before arriving at Tierra del Fuego Island. After crossing the border between Argentina & Chile, the bus will keep on driving south, until it finally arrives at Ushuaia, known as the City of the End of the World. This beautiful city is surrounded by mountains and facing the Beagle Chanel.

Day 12: Ushuaia
Tierra del Fuego National Park, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
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Day 12: Ushuaia: Trekking & Canoeing in the National Park, Patagonia - You will be picked up from your hotel and drive towards Tierra del Fuego National Park. Once at Ensenada Bay, you will have time to enjoy the view over the Beagle Channel before starting the trekking along the coast. These six kilometers of wild trail will give you the possibility to watch the native flora and wild fauna of the channel as well as the opportunity to discover old native remains left by the ancient dwellers of the area, the Yamanas. In 3 hours you will reach Roca Lake where lunch will be ready. After a complete homemade picnic you will start canoeing along Lapataia river, which will take you to Lapataia Bay on the Beagle Channel, precisely where the Panamerican Highway and number 3 National Route ends. Return to Ushuaia.

Day 13 - 15: Puerto Madryn - Whale Cruise & Penguins
Puerto Madryn, Patagonia, Argentina
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Day 13: Beagle Channel Cruise / Puerto Madryn - Today, embark on a boat excursion along the famous Beagle Channel. You will gain panoramas of Ushuaia Bay and see the diverse marine wildlife, such as 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 including passing the Les Eclaireurs lighthouse. During the excursion, you can enjoy snacks and the favorite Argentine drink, mate. At the appropriate time you will be taken to the domestic airport for your flight to Trelew (67 km south of Puerto Madryn). Upon arrival, you will be taken to your hotel in Puerto Madryn.

Day 14: Puerto Madryn: Peninsula Valdes - After breakfast is a full-day tour of the Valdes Peninsula, a UNESCO World Heritage site. You will take a boat trip around the Golfo Nuevo bay and enjoy the opportunity of being unusually close to whales as they glide past. You will even get wet if they jump!

Day 15: Puerto Madryn: Penguins in Punta Tombo - Today you will leave Puerto Madryn and drive 120km south to visit the largest colony of Magellan penguins in South America. The colony's population reaches over half a million birds during the peak season, and the best time to visit is between October and April. One of the greatest features of this reserve is the fact that you can literally walk among the penguins and observe their habits. Following the tour you will head to Trelew in order to visit the Egidio Feruglio Paleontology Museum, before continuing to the charming Welsh town of Gaiman for afternoon tea and Welsh delicacies (tea & cakes at additional cost). You will then return to your hotel in Puerto Madryn just in time to enjoy the sunset.

Day 16 - 17: Travel To Buenos Aires & Puerto Iguazu
Puerto Iguazu, Misiones, Argentina
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Day 16: Puerto Madryn / Buenos Aires - At the appropriate time you will be transferred from your hotel to the airport to take your flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival you will have a private transfer to the hotel, leaving you the rest of the day to enjoy the city.

Day 17: Buenos Aires / Puerto Iguazu - At appropriate time, you will have a private transfer to the domestic airport to take your flight to Puerto Iguazu. The little and relaxing town is the gate to visit the impressive Iguazu Falls, (which have been recently declared as one of the New Seven Natural Wonders!), making them a must-see destination for any traveler visiting Argentina.

Day 18 - 19: Iguazu National Park - Both Sides
Iguazu Falls, Misiones, Argentina
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Day 18: Iguazu National Park: Argentine Side - After breakfast you will depart on a private, full-day tour to the Argentine side of the Iguazu Falls where you will have intimate views of this unforgettable section of the Iguazu River. An experienced guide will show you the hidden gems of this unique National Park and will take you off the beaten path to show you the best views. The ecological train ride is included in the tour. Return to the hotel in the late afternoon.

Day 19: Iguazu National Park: Brazilian Side / Buenos Aires - After breakfast, enjoy a private, half-day excursion to the Brazilian side of the Iguazu Falls where you will enjoy vast panoramic views of the Falls, allowing you to take them in their entirety. At the appropriate time in the afternoon you will have a private transfer to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival to Buenos Aires, you will have a private transfer to your hotel.

Day 20 - 21: Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Day 20: Buenos Aires - Day at leisure to explore the cobbled, tree-lined streets of Palermo Soho in search of one-of-a-kind Porteño fashion, to sit in a café and enjoy a perfectly-aged glass of malbec, or perhaps to sip yerba mate (local tea) out of your newly purchased mate gourd while people-watching in one of the parks that make up the Palermo Bosques.

Day 21: Buenos Aires - At the appropriate time you will have a private transfer to the international airport for your flight back home. Have a great trip!

**Optional tours and trips are also available.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

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  • Destination host local support
  • Buenos Aires Tour
  • Dinner Tango Show
  • Perito Moreno Glacier tour and cruise
  • Torres del Paine day tour with lunch
  • Guided hike and canoe trip in Tierra del Fuego National Park
  • Beagle Channel Cruise
  • Peninsula Valdes whale watching cruise
  • Penguin rookery tour- Punto Tombo
  • Tour of Iguazu Falls (Argentine side)
  • Tour of Iguazu Falls (Brazilian side)
  • Chalten & Torres del Paine hiking maps
  • All transfers mentioned, including to and from airports
  • 5 nights' accommodation in Buenos Aires, 3 in Bariloche, 3 in El Calafate, 2 in El Chaltén, 2 in Torres del Paine, 1 in Punta Arenas, 2 in Ushuaia, 3 in Puerto Madryn, 2 in Iguazu Falls
  • Daily breakfast and meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • Bilingual local guides (English / Spanish)

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