Patagonia Family Vacation 2 weeks

Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours, Ezeiza International Airport to Bonpland 2275, C1425FWC CABA, Argentina

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This tour includes, in Buenos Aires, a tour of the historic center and the south of the city, an immersion in the local culture and cuisine, hand in hand with a family that will welcome you at home and teach you how to cook empanadas and enjoy a "barbecue". And finally, the stay in a ranch in the Island of Delta, ideal to relax and make outdoor activities.In the Perito Moreno Glacier, in addition to navigate the Argentino Lake and the view of the glaciers, we propose a half-day excursion to a typical estancia with equestrian demonstrations and a roast in the gaucho style.We also suggest to rent a car to make the route from El Calafate to El Chaltén, and from Trelew to the Valdés Peninsula, so that you can carry out activities according to your family's tastes and discover at your own pace the culture, the landscapes, the flora and fauna of Patagonia.
ItineraryDay 1: Arrival in Buenos Aires and transfer to the hotel (Palermo)Stop At: Palo Santo HotelAfter landing you will be transferred to an apartment in the neighborhood of Palermo. Your local guide will welcome you and suggestions to make the most of your neighborhood and the local cuisine with your family.Free afternoon to explore Palermo and surroundings.Recommendation: In the afternoon we suggest visiting: Bosques de Palermo - Japanese Garden - Botanical Garden - National Museum of Fine Arts - Museum of Decorative Art - Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA) - Recoleta Cultural Center - Recoleta Cemetery.Duration: 2 daysMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Palo Santo Hotel, a 3 stars hotel in Palermo, Buenos AiresDay 2: Buenos Aires City Tour Stop At: La Boca, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal DistrictFor this second day, your guide will take you to discover the hidden treasures of the city, historic places such as the Plaza de Mayo and the Cabildo, until you reach the neighborhood of La Boca, and its famous Caminito street, a true journey into the past where you can appreciate the old houses built by immigrants.After strolling through the city, you will have the opportunity to experience the local cuisine. You will be receive by a local family and learn to cook typical foods: empanadas and argentine barbecue.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Palo Santo, 3 stars hotel in Buenos AiresDay 3: Field day and outdoor activities in Delta IslandStop At: Bonanza Deltaventura, tu estancia en el Delta, Tigre, Province of Buenos Aires, Central ArgentinaYou will take a boat for an hour out of the city to the Delta Island, to stay in a ranch and enjoy outdoor activities for the whole family: canoeing and kayaking on the river, bike rides and hikes to discover the nature place or they can rest in hammocks in Paraguay while they try the "mate" (traditional argentinian infusion based on yerba mate). In the evening, you will have a typical local dinner and spend the night in the ranch.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Bonanza Deltaventura, a ranch of 1890 in Delta Island.Day 4: Field day and outdoor activities in Delta IslandStop At: Bonanza Deltaventura, tu estancia en el Delta, Tigre, Province of Buenos Aires, Central ArgentinaWe suggest you to wake up early to watch the sunrise overlooking the river and enjoy another day full of activities for your family: swimming, paddling on the river, horseback riding or zip line are some of the options. In the afternoon, you will return by boat to the Puerto de Tigre to return to your apartment in Palermo.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Palo Santo, a 3 stars hotel in Palermo, Buenos AiresDay 5: Welcome to the Patagonia: Flight to El Calafate and travel by car to El ChalténStop At: Road to El Chalten, El Chalten, Province of Santa Cruz, PatagoniaTransfer to the airport to take your flight to El Calafate. Upon arrival, you will pick up your rental car and leave for El Chaltén. After 3 hours of driving you will arrive at the town, and you will spend the night in a mountain refuge.Duration: 2 daysMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Cabañas El Barranco, mountain refuge in El Chalten.Day 6: El Chaltén: Free day to explore the town and trekking Stop At: Mirador del Torre, El Chalten, Province of Santa Cruz, PatagoniaWaking up between mountains and snowy peaks, that's waking up in El Chaltén. There are many walks or treks to do in this city and get a better view of Mount Fitz Roy and its wonders views.Recommendation: Some simple and short walks are: Chorrillo del Salto (1 hs) - Mirador del Torre (3 hs) - Laguna Capri - (4 hs).Duration: 10 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Cabañas El Barranco, mountain refuge in El Chalten.Day 7: El Chaltén: free day of trekking and return to El CalafateStop At: Laguna Torre, El Chalten, Province of Santa Cruz, PatagoniaSecond day off for trekking and contemplate the landscapes of the area. At the end of the day, you will return to El Calafate to continue the journey to the glacier region.Recommendation: Laguna Torre (walk from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.) along with Laguna de los Tres (walk from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.) is one of the most classic walks of the place.Duration: 12 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Solares del Sur, El CalafateDay 8: Los Glaciares National Park: Navigation of the Argentino Lake Stop At: Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, El Calafate, Province of Santa Cruz, PatagoniaIn the morning, you will make a half-day excursion to a typical ranch, with a demonstration of sheep herding with dogs and horses, demonstrations of shearing and other rural activities and enjoy an argentinian barbecue. In the afternoon, you will sail the turquoise waters of Lake Argentino until you reach the famous Perito Moreno Glacier and its footbridges.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Solares del Sur, a 3 stars hotel in El Calafate.Day 9: Welcome to Península de Valdés: the kingdom of the whalesStop At: Peninsula Valdes, Puerto Madryn, Province of Chubut, PatagoniaIn Calafate Airport you will take a flight to Trelew. At the airport you will rent a car to travel to Puerto Madryn and Peninsula Valdés, explore the city, go to the beach and discover the flora and fauna.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Dazzler Madryn, a 3 stars hotel in Puerto Madryn.Day 10: Welcome to Punta Tombo: The paradise of penguinsStop At: Punta Tombo, Dos Pozos, Province of Chubut, PatagoniaFree day to visit Punta Tombo, the largest colony of Magellanic penguins in Latin America. This reserve is home to almost 150,000 pairs of penguins, who come to incubate their eggs between September and April.This day you will be able to carry out an optional activity closer to marine animals, you can go out in kayak to see the sea lions up close playing in their natural habitat and accompanying them on their journey through the sea.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Dazzler Madryn, a 3 stars hotel in Puerto Madryn.Day 11: Welcome to Puerto Pirámides: on the road of the guanacosStop At: Puerto Piramides, Puerto Piramides, Province of Chubut, PatagoniaYou will discover the terrestrial fauna of the peninsula: guanacos, ñandus, and the Darwin maras (better known as patagonian hares) and the marine fauna, wolves and elephant seals and the famous southern right whale.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Posada Caracoles, a 3 stars hotel in Puerto Pirámides.Day 12: Welcome to Puerto Pirámides: The kingdom of the whalesStop At: Puerto Piramides, Puerto Piramides, Province of Chubut, PatagoniaDay 12: Welcome to Puerto Pirámides In the direction of the whales Finally, it’s time to meet the famous southern right whales, that will be present in the Valdés Peninsula from july to december. You will have the opportunity to see them from the beach, and then you will get on a boat to get close and see these giants of the sea up close.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Posada Caracoles, a 3 stars hotel in Puerto Pirámides.Day 13: Return to Buenos Aires (Flight and transfer to the hotel in Palermo)Stop At: Aeroparque Internacional Jorge NewberyYou will return your rental car and go to Trelew airport, you will take a flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your apartment in Palermo. Afternoon and free night to enjoy the last day in the city with family. Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Palo Santo Hotel, a 3 stars hotel in Palermo, Buenos Aires.Day 14: End of the trip. Transfer to the airportStop At: Ezeiza International AirportLast hours in Buenos Aires and transfer to the international airport according to your flight schedule.Duration: 1 dayNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

What’s included

  • 13x Breakfast
  • 1x Dinner
  • 3x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 13 nights
  • 13 nights in a quadruple room (for two adults and two children).
  • Transfers to the airport (private service when mentioned).
  • Meals when "included" are mentioned.
  • Guided tours and mentioned excursions, with guide in English / Spanish when not specified.
  • Entrances to the National Parks.
  • Entry/Admission - Palo Santo Hotel
  • Entry/Admission - La Boca
  • Entry/Admission - Bonanza Deltaventura, tu estancia en el Delta
  • Entry/Admission - Bonanza Deltaventura, tu estancia en el Delta
  • Entry/Admission - Road to El Chalten
  • Entry/Admission - Mirador del Torre
  • Entry/Admission - Laguna Torre
  • Entry/Admission - Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
  • Entry/Admission - Punta Tombo
  • Entry/Admission - Puerto Piramides
  • Entry/Admission - Puerto Piramides
  • Entry/Admission - Aeroparque Internacional Jorge Newbery

What’s not included

  • Air transport (optional).
  • Excursions indicated as "optional".
  • Meals and personal extras not mentioned.

Itinerary

Day 10: Welcome to Punta Tombo: The paradise of penguins Stop At: Punta Tombo, Dos Pozos, Province of Chubut, Patagonia Free day to visit Punta Tombo, the largest colony of Magellanic penguins in Latin America. This reserve is home to almost 150,000 pairs of penguins, who come to incubate their eggs between September and April. This day you will be able to carry out an optional activity closer to marine animals, you can go out in kayak to see the sea lions up close playing in their natural habitat and accompanying them on their journey through the sea. Duration: 6 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Dazzler Madryn, a 3 stars hotel in Puerto Madryn.
Day 11: Welcome to Puerto Pirámides: on the road of the guanacos Stop At: Puerto Piramides, Puerto Piramides, Province of Chubut, Patagonia You will discover the terrestrial fauna of the peninsula: guanacos, ñandus, and the Darwin maras (better known as patagonian hares) and the marine fauna, wolves and elephant seals and the famous southern right whale. Duration: 8 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Posada Caracoles, a 3 stars hotel in Puerto Pirámides.
Day 12: Welcome to Puerto Pirámides In the direction of the whales Finally, it’s time to meet the famous southern right whales, that will be present in the Valdés Peninsula from july to december. You will have the opportunity to see them from the beach, and then you will get on a boat to get close and see these giants of the sea up close. Duration: 8 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Posada Caracoles, a 3 stars hotel in Puerto Pirámides.
Day 13: Return to Buenos Aires (Flight and transfer to the hotel in Palermo) Stop At: Aeroparque Internacional Jorge Newbery You will return your rental car and go to Trelew airport, you will take a flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your apartment in Palermo. Afternoon and free night to enjoy the last day in the city with family. Duration: 1 day Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Palo Santo Hotel, a 3 stars hotel in Palermo, Buenos Aires.
Day 14: End of the trip. Transfer to the airport Stop At: Ezeiza International Airport Last hours in Buenos Aires and transfer to the international airport according to your flight schedule. Duration: 1 day No meals included on this day. No accommodation included on this day.
Day 1: Arrival in Buenos Aires and transfer to the hotel (Palermo) Stop At: Palo Santo Hotel After landing you will be transferred to an apartment in the neighborhood of Palermo. Your local guide will welcome you and suggestions to make the most of your neighborhood and the local cuisine with your family. Free afternoon to explore Palermo and surroundings. Recommendation: In the afternoon we suggest visiting: Bosques de Palermo - Japanese Garden - Botanical Garden - National Museum of Fine Arts - Museum of Decorative Art - Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA) - Recoleta Cultural Center - Recoleta Cemetery. Duration: 2 days Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Palo Santo Hotel, a 3 stars hotel in Palermo, Buenos Aires
Day 2: Buenos Aires City Tour Stop At: La Boca, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal District For this second day, your guide will take you to discover the hidden treasures of the city, historic places such as the Plaza de Mayo and the Cabildo, until you reach the neighborhood of La Boca, and its famous Caminito street, a true journey into the past where you can appreciate the old houses built by immigrants. After strolling through the city, you will have the opportunity to experience the local cuisine. You will be receive by a local family and learn to cook typical foods: empanadas and argentine barbecue. Duration: 6 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Palo Santo, 3 stars hotel in Buenos Aires
Day 3: Field day and outdoor activities in Delta Island Stop At: Bonanza Deltaventura, tu estancia en el Delta, Tigre, Province of Buenos Aires, Central Argentina You will take a boat for an hour out of the city to the Delta Island, to stay in a ranch and enjoy outdoor activities for the whole family: canoeing and kayaking on the river, bike rides and hikes to discover the nature place or they can rest in hammocks in Paraguay while they try the "mate" (traditional argentinian infusion based on yerba mate). In the evening, you will have a typical local dinner and spend the night in the ranch. Duration: 1 day Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: Bonanza Deltaventura, a ranch of 1890 in Delta Island.
Day 4: Field day and outdoor activities in Delta Island Stop At: Bonanza Deltaventura, tu estancia en el Delta, Tigre, Province of Buenos Aires, Central Argentina We suggest you to wake up early to watch the sunrise overlooking the river and enjoy another day full of activities for your family: swimming, paddling on the river, horseback riding or zip line are some of the options. In the afternoon, you will return by boat to the Puerto de Tigre to return to your apartment in Palermo. Duration: 1 day Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch Accommodation included: Palo Santo, a 3 stars hotel in Palermo, Buenos Aires
Day 5: Welcome to the Patagonia: Flight to El Calafate and travel by car to El Chaltén Stop At: Road to El Chalten, El Chalten, Province of Santa Cruz, Patagonia Transfer to the airport to take your flight to El Calafate. Upon arrival, you will pick up your rental car and leave for El Chaltén. After 3 hours of driving you will arrive at the town, and you will spend the night in a mountain refuge. Duration: 2 days Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Cabañas El Barranco, mountain refuge in El Chalten.
Day 6: El Chaltén: Free day to explore the town and trekking Stop At: Mirador del Torre, El Chalten, Province of Santa Cruz, Patagonia Waking up between mountains and snowy peaks, that's waking up in El Chaltén. There are many walks or treks to do in this city and get a better view of Mount Fitz Roy and its wonders views. Recommendation: Some simple and short walks are: Chorrillo del Salto (1 hs) - Mirador del Torre (3 hs) - Laguna Capri - (4 hs). Duration: 10 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Cabañas El Barranco, mountain refuge in El Chalten.
Day 7: El Chaltén: free day of trekking and return to El Calafate Stop At: Laguna Torre, El Chalten, Province of Santa Cruz, Patagonia Second day off for trekking and contemplate the landscapes of the area. At the end of the day, you will return to El Calafate to continue the journey to the glacier region. Recommendation: Laguna Torre (walk from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.) along with Laguna de los Tres (walk from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.) is one of the most classic walks of the place. Duration: 12 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Solares del Sur, El Calafate
Day 8: Los Glaciares National Park: Navigation of the Argentino Lake Stop At: Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, El Calafate, Province of Santa Cruz, Patagonia In the morning, you will make a half-day excursion to a typical ranch, with a demonstration of sheep herding with dogs and horses, demonstrations of shearing and other rural activities and enjoy an argentinian barbecue. In the afternoon, you will sail the turquoise waters of Lake Argentino until you reach the famous Perito Moreno Glacier and its footbridges. Duration: 6 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch Accommodation included: Solares del Sur, a 3 stars hotel in El Calafate.
Day 9: Welcome to Península de Valdés: the kingdom of the whales Stop At: Peninsula Valdes, Puerto Madryn, Province of Chubut, Patagonia In Calafate Airport you will take a flight to Trelew. At the airport you will rent a car to travel to Puerto Madryn and Peninsula Valdés, explore the city, go to the beach and discover the flora and fauna. Duration: 1 day Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Dazzler Madryn, a 3 stars hotel in Puerto Madryn.
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