Tour to Authentic Patagonia 17 days

Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours, Ezeiza International Airport to AU Tte. Gral. Pablo Riccheri Km 33,5, B1802 Ezeiza, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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This trip includes, a city tour in Buenos Aires where you will get to know the historic center and the Southern Neighborhoods (La Boca and San Telmo).In Bariloche, you will have the opportunity to meet and share two days in a cultural exchange experience with a community of native (mapuches). You will make the Way of the Seven Lakes with different stops and spend the night in San Martin de los Andes. For the return, you will rent a car to do this route on your own and visit the main attractions of the city.In Puerto Pirámides, you will make a whale watching excursion and explore the fauna and wildlife of the region.In Ushuaia you will walk through the trails of the Tierra del Fuego National Park, navigate through the Beagle Channel and get to know the oldest ranch "estancia".In El Calafate, you will do much more than visit the Perito Moreno glacier, a 4x4 excursion awaits you, a visit to an archaeological site and a patagonian dinner in a cave.
ItineraryDay 1: Arrival in Buenos Aires and transfer to the hotel (Palermo)Stop At: Palo Santo HotelYou will arrive in Buenos Aires and you will be transferred to your hotel in the neighborhood of Palermo.Afternoon and free night.Recommendation: At night, we suggest visiting a "milonga", a typical room where locals and visitors gather to dance tango. This traditional dance is classified as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. Duration: 2 daysMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Palo Santo, 3 stars hotel in Palermo, Buenos Aires.Day 2: Buenos Aires City Tour (historic center and Southern Neighborhoods: La Boca/ San Telmo)Stop At: San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal DistrictThis morning, your guide will take you to discover the colorful neighborhood of La Boca, famous for its Caminito street, a true open-air museum, and then you will visit the historic center, observing different architectural styles, impressive domes and you will walk through its Haussmannian boulevards to end the tour in the bohemian neighborhood of San Telmo.Rest of the day free to discover the capital.Duration: The city tour lasts 3 hours.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Palo Santo, 3 stars hotel in Palermo, Buenos Aires.Day 3: Welcome to Patagonia: arrival in Puerto PirámidesStop At: Puerto Piramides, Puerto Piramides, Province of Chubut, PatagoniaYou will leave the capital on a flight to Trelew, you will be transferred to Puerto Pirámides, in the heart of the Valdés Peninsula. On the road you will enjoy the landscapes: steppes with impressive desert landscapes. After approximately 2 hours of travel, you will arrive at your accommodation, a charming inn located 150 meters from the beach.Afternoon and free night to rest and walk around Puerto Pirámides.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Eco Hosteria del Nomade, Puerto PiramidesDay 4: Puerto Pirámides: Excursion sighting of southern right whalesStop At: Puerto Piramides, Puerto Piramides, Province of Chubut, PatagoniaYou will leave with a small group for an observation excursion of southern right whales, which you will be able to see swimming in the waters of the Valdés Peninsula between August and December. The captain and his crew will tell you about the coast, its ecosystem and the natural life cycle of these giant marine mammals.Return to Puerto Pirámides in the afternoon. Free night.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Eco Hosteria del Nomade, eco hostal from Puerto Pirámides.Day 5: Puerto Madryn: Exploring the wildlife Stop At: Peninsula Valdes, Puerto Madryn, Province of Chubut, PatagoniaYou will learn a little more about the wildlife of the Peninsula Valdes, you can see penguins, wolves and elephant seals and whales from July to December. At the end of the day, transfer to Puerto Madryn, where you will spend the night before flying to the end of the world.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: La Posada de MadrynDay 6: Welcome to Ushuaia: Flight, transfer and free afternoonStop At: Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia, Ushuaia, Province of Tierra del Fuego, PatagoniaYou will fly to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. Upon your arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.Free afternoon to explore the city or rest.Recommendation: End of the World Museum - Maritime and Presidio Museum of Ushuaia - Plaza Islas Malvinas - End of the World TrainDuration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Cap Polonio, a 3 stars hotel from Ushuaia.Day 7: Excursion to Tierra del Fuego National Park: Exploring the parkStop At: Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego, Ushuaia, Province of Tierra del Fuego, PatagoniaIn the morning you will make an excursion through the Tierra del Fuego National Park. You will be surprised with its unique landscapes, between lakes, forests and the magic of the end of the world.You will make a simple walk of 2: 30hs to reach the Lapataia Bay, enjoying the incredible landscapes.Return to Ushuaia.Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Cap Polonio, a 3 stars hotel from Ushuaia.Day 8: Navigation in the Beagle Channel, Isla Martillo and Estancia HarbertonStop At: Canal Beagle, Ushuaia, Province of Tierra del Fuego, PatagoniaYou will leave the pier for a navigation in the Beagle Channel. You will navigate to the lighthouse of the Eclaireurs, between Argentina and Chile and you will see colonies of sea lions and cormorants. You will visit the Harberton ranch, the oldest in the province, which used to shear sheep, and has maintained its original structure until now. Then you will board a boat to the island of Martillo, with your specialized guide you will take a walk to observe the Magellanic and Gentoo penguins.Return to Ushuaia at the end of the day. Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Cap Polonio, a 3 stars hotel from Ushuaia.Day 9: El Calafate: Sailing Argentino Lake, visit an archaeological site and patagonian dinner in a caveStop At: El CalafateYou will arrive to the city of El Calafate, from where you will be transferred to your hotel.As an optional, you will be able to make a unique excursion in 4x4 with your guide you will sail Argentino Lake and its turquoise waters, you will visit an archaeological site where you will observe cave paintings of pre-Tehuelche culture (more than 4000 years old) and you will enjoy a patagonian dinner in the cave.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Posada Larsen, El Calafate.Day 10: Welcome to the Perito Moreno Glacier: Field day at Nibepo Aike and navigation of the glacierStop At: El CalafateIn the morning, you will go to a typical ranch ("estancia") where you will see equestrian demonstrations and have lunch as a gaucho, a real barbecue. The afternoon will be dedicated to a navigation on Lake Argentino to be more of the Perito Moreno glacier and enjoy the views from the footbridges.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Posada Larsen, El CalafateDay 11: Sailing the Upsala Channel and field day at Nibepo Aike RanchStop At: Upsala Glacier, El Calafate, Province of Santa Cruz, PatagoniaYou will navigate through the Upsala Channel, between the icebergs and surrounded by magnificent landscapes with a view on the western front of the Upsala glacier, up to the landing point in the estancia. Typical lunch in the place. Then you will board a 4x4 to climb the mountain and enjoy the privileged view of the east face of the Upsala Glacier and Lake Guillermo.Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Posada Larsen, El Calafate.Day 12: San Carlos de Bariloche: Cultural exchange experience with a community of native (mapuches)Stop At: Bariloche airportTransfer to the airport where you will take a flight to San Carlos de Bariloche. Once there you will be transferred to a small Mapuche community located in the heart of a valley, about 30 km from Bariloche.You will be received by the local family who will tell you about the way of life of this community, its histories and customs, and you will participate in daily rural activities, such as the elaboration of farm cheeses, milking cows, etc.Duration: 2 daysMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: You will stay in a rustic cabin a few steps from the family house of the mapuche's community.Day 13: Discovering the rural life of the mapuche communityStop At: San Carlos de Baraloche to Puerto Varas, San Carlos de Bariloche, Province of Rio Negro, PatagoniaAfter a local breakfast, you will go with one of your hosts for a walk in the surrounding mountains. When you reach the top, in addition to the spectacular view, you will see some condors. You will share a traditional "barbecue" with your hosts before returning to Bariloche at the end of the afternoon.You will rent a car to return to Bariloche, you will be able to cross the avenue along the Nahuel Huapi Lake and you will arrive at the hotel, a charming alpine inn at the edge of the lake.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Costas del NahuelDay 14: Touring the Seven Lakes Road: From Bariloche to San Martín de Los AndesStop At: San Martín De Los AndesYou will leave with the rental car to Route 40 on a trip along the Seven Lakes Road to San Martin de los Andes, a spectacular road between mountains, forests and mirrored lakes.We recommend stopping to discover the towns of Villa La Angostura, San Martin de los Andes and the Vulignanco waterfall, the Beautiful Lake or the Arrayán viewpoint in Lacar Lake .Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: La Posta del cazadorDay 15: Return to Bariloche: From San Martín de Los Andes to BarilocheStop At: San Martín De Los AndesYou will take the route to Bariloche again.Free afternoon to visit the city.Recommendation: We suggest you take the "Small Circuit" by car, the coastal circuit that will allow you to enjoy many points of view between the mountains and lakes of Llao Llao and Nahuel Huapi.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Costas del Nahuel, a 3 stars hotel in San Carlos de Bariloche.Day 16: Return to Buenos Aires, transfer to the hotel and free nightStop At: Palermo Soho HouseReturn to Buenos Aires, where you will have the last free night and the opportunity to enjoy the bohemian atmosphere of the San Telmo neighborhood where your hotel is located.Recommendation: For the night, we suggest closing this incredible trip with a tango show or go to a milonga", a typical room where locals and visitors gather to dance tango.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: L'Adresse Hotel, a 3 stars hotel in Palermo, Buenos Aires.Day 17: End of the trip. Transfer to the airport.Stop At: Ezeiza International AirportTransfer to the international airport according to your flight schedule.Duration: 10 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

What’s included

  • 17x Breakfast
  • 1x Dinner
  • 1x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 16 nights
  • 16 hotel nights in a standard double room (unless otherwise indicated)
  • 1 night of accommodation in full board
  • Breakfasts in all accommodations.
  • Tickets to National Parks.
  • Transfers to the airport (in private service when mentioned)
  • Ground transportation in place (in private service when mentioned)
  • Meals when "included" are mentioned
  • Entry/Admission - Palo Santo Hotel
  • Entry/Admission - San Telmo
  • Entry/Admission - Puerto Piramides
  • Entry/Admission - Puerto Piramides
  • Entry/Admission - Peninsula Valdes
  • Entry/Admission - Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia
  • Entry/Admission - Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego
  • Entry/Admission - Canal Beagle
  • Entry/Admission - El Calafate
  • Entry/Admission - El Calafate
  • Entry/Admission - Upsala Glacier
  • Entry/Admission - Bariloche airport
  • Entry/Admission - San Carlos de Baraloche to Puerto Varas
  • Entry/Admission - San Martín De Los Andes
  • Entry/Admission - San Martín De Los Andes
  • Entry/Admission - Ezeiza International Airport

What’s not included

  • Air transport (optional).
  • Excursions indicated as "optional ".
  • Personal meals and extras not mentioned.
  • Entry/Admission - Palermo Soho House

Itinerary

Day 10: Welcome to the Perito Moreno Glacier: Field day at Nibepo Aike and navigation of the glacier Stop At: El Calafate In the morning, you will go to a typical ranch ("estancia") where you will see equestrian demonstrations and have lunch as a gaucho, a real barbecue. The afternoon will be dedicated to a navigation on Lake Argentino to be more of the Perito Moreno glacier and enjoy the views from the footbridges. Duration: 6 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Posada Larsen, El Calafate
Day 11: Sailing the Upsala Channel and field day at Nibepo Aike Ranch Stop At: Upsala Glacier, El Calafate, Province of Santa Cruz, Patagonia You will navigate through the Upsala Channel, between the icebergs and surrounded by magnificent landscapes with a view on the western front of the Upsala glacier, up to the landing point in the estancia. Typical lunch in the place. Then you will board a 4x4 to climb the mountain and enjoy the privileged view of the east face of the Upsala Glacier and Lake Guillermo. Duration: 4 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch Accommodation included: Posada Larsen, El Calafate.
Day 12: San Carlos de Bariloche: Cultural exchange experience with a community of native (mapuches) Stop At: Bariloche airport Transfer to the airport where you will take a flight to San Carlos de Bariloche. Once there you will be transferred to a small Mapuche community located in the heart of a valley, about 30 km from Bariloche. You will be received by the local family who will tell you about the way of life of this community, its histories and customs, and you will participate in daily rural activities, such as the elaboration of farm cheeses, milking cows, etc. Duration: 2 days Meals included: • Breakfast • Dinner Accommodation included: You will stay in a rustic cabin a few steps from the family house of the mapuche's community.
Day 13: Discovering the rural life of the mapuche community Stop At: San Carlos de Baraloche to Puerto Varas, San Carlos de Bariloche, Province of Rio Negro, Patagonia After a local breakfast, you will go with one of your hosts for a walk in the surrounding mountains. When you reach the top, in addition to the spectacular view, you will see some condors. You will share a traditional "barbecue" with your hosts before returning to Bariloche at the end of the afternoon. You will rent a car to return to Bariloche, you will be able to cross the avenue along the Nahuel Huapi Lake and you will arrive at the hotel, a charming alpine inn at the edge of the lake. Duration: 1 day Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Costas del Nahuel
Day 14: Touring the Seven Lakes Road: From Bariloche to San Martín de Los Andes Stop At: San Martín De Los Andes You will leave with the rental car to Route 40 on a trip along the Seven Lakes Road to San Martin de los Andes, a spectacular road between mountains, forests and mirrored lakes. We recommend stopping to discover the towns of Villa La Angostura, San Martin de los Andes and the Vulignanco waterfall, the Beautiful Lake or the Arrayán viewpoint in Lacar Lake . Duration: 1 day Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: La Posta del cazador
Day 15: Return to Bariloche: From San Martín de Los Andes to Bariloche Stop At: San Martín De Los Andes You will take the route to Bariloche again. Free afternoon to visit the city. Recommendation: We suggest you take the "Small Circuit" by car, the coastal circuit that will allow you to enjoy many points of view between the mountains and lakes of Llao Llao and Nahuel Huapi. Duration: 8 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Costas del Nahuel, a 3 stars hotel in San Carlos de Bariloche.
Day 16: Return to Buenos Aires, transfer to the hotel and free night Stop At: Palermo Soho House Return to Buenos Aires, where you will have the last free night and the opportunity to enjoy the bohemian atmosphere of the San Telmo neighborhood where your hotel is located. Recommendation: For the night, we suggest closing this incredible trip with a tango show or go to a milonga", a typical room where locals and visitors gather to dance tango. Duration: 1 day Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: L'Adresse Hotel, a 3 stars hotel in Palermo, Buenos Aires.
Day 17: End of the trip. Transfer to the airport. Stop At: Ezeiza International Airport Transfer to the international airport according to your flight schedule. Duration: 10 hours Meals included: • Breakfast No accommodation included on this day.
Day 1: Arrival in Buenos Aires and transfer to the hotel (Palermo) Stop At: Palo Santo Hotel You will arrive in Buenos Aires and you will be transferred to your hotel in the neighborhood of Palermo. Afternoon and free night. Recommendation: At night, we suggest visiting a "milonga", a typical room where locals and visitors gather to dance tango. This traditional dance is classified as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. Duration: 2 days Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Palo Santo, 3 stars hotel in Palermo, Buenos Aires.
Day 2: Buenos Aires City Tour (historic center and Southern Neighborhoods: La Boca/ San Telmo) Stop At: San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal District This morning, your guide will take you to discover the colorful neighborhood of La Boca, famous for its Caminito street, a true open-air museum, and then you will visit the historic center, observing different architectural styles, impressive domes and you will walk through its Haussmannian boulevards to end the tour in the bohemian neighborhood of San Telmo. Rest of the day free to discover the capital. Duration: The city tour lasts 3 hours. Duration: 3 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Palo Santo, 3 stars hotel in Palermo, Buenos Aires.
Day 3: Welcome to Patagonia: arrival in Puerto Pirámides Stop At: Puerto Piramides, Puerto Piramides, Province of Chubut, Patagonia You will leave the capital on a flight to Trelew, you will be transferred to Puerto Pirámides, in the heart of the Valdés Peninsula. On the road you will enjoy the landscapes: steppes with impressive desert landscapes. After approximately 2 hours of travel, you will arrive at your accommodation, a charming inn located 150 meters from the beach. Afternoon and free night to rest and walk around Puerto Pirámides. Duration: 1 day Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Eco Hosteria del Nomade, Puerto Piramides
Day 4: Puerto Pirámides: Excursion sighting of southern right whales Stop At: Puerto Piramides, Puerto Piramides, Province of Chubut, Patagonia You will leave with a small group for an observation excursion of southern right whales, which you will be able to see swimming in the waters of the Valdés Peninsula between August and December. The captain and his crew will tell you about the coast, its ecosystem and the natural life cycle of these giant marine mammals. Return to Puerto Pirámides in the afternoon. Free night. Duration: 6 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Eco Hosteria del Nomade, eco hostal from Puerto Pirámides.
Day 5: Puerto Madryn: Exploring the wildlife Stop At: Peninsula Valdes, Puerto Madryn, Province of Chubut, Patagonia You will learn a little more about the wildlife of the Peninsula Valdes, you can see penguins, wolves and elephant seals and whales from July to December. At the end of the day, transfer to Puerto Madryn, where you will spend the night before flying to the end of the world. Duration: 8 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: La Posada de Madryn
Day 6: Welcome to Ushuaia: Flight, transfer and free afternoon Stop At: Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia, Ushuaia, Province of Tierra del Fuego, Patagonia You will fly to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. Upon your arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. Free afternoon to explore the city or rest. Recommendation: End of the World Museum - Maritime and Presidio Museum of Ushuaia - Plaza Islas Malvinas - End of the World Train Duration: 1 day Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Cap Polonio, a 3 stars hotel from Ushuaia.
Day 7: Excursion to Tierra del Fuego National Park: Exploring the park Stop At: Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego, Ushuaia, Province of Tierra del Fuego, Patagonia In the morning you will make an excursion through the Tierra del Fuego National Park. You will be surprised with its unique landscapes, between lakes, forests and the magic of the end of the world. You will make a simple walk of 2: 30hs to reach the Lapataia Bay, enjoying the incredible landscapes. Return to Ushuaia. Duration: 4 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Cap Polonio, a 3 stars hotel from Ushuaia.
Day 8: Navigation in the Beagle Channel, Isla Martillo and Estancia Harberton Stop At: Canal Beagle, Ushuaia, Province of Tierra del Fuego, Patagonia You will leave the pier for a navigation in the Beagle Channel. You will navigate to the lighthouse of the Eclaireurs, between Argentina and Chile and you will see colonies of sea lions and cormorants. You will visit the Harberton ranch, the oldest in the province, which used to shear sheep, and has maintained its original structure until now. Then you will board a boat to the island of Martillo, with your specialized guide you will take a walk to observe the Magellanic and Gentoo penguins. Return to Ushuaia at the end of the day. Duration: 4 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Cap Polonio, a 3 stars hotel from Ushuaia.
Day 9: El Calafate: Sailing Argentino Lake, visit an archaeological site and patagonian dinner in a cave Stop At: El Calafate You will arrive to the city of El Calafate, from where you will be transferred to your hotel. As an optional, you will be able to make a unique excursion in 4x4 with your guide you will sail Argentino Lake and its turquoise waters, you will visit an archaeological site where you will observe cave paintings of pre-Tehuelche culture (more than 4000 years old) and you will enjoy a patagonian dinner in the cave. Duration: 8 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Posada Larsen, El Calafate.
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