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PatagoniaHighlights of Argentina

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This 14-day itinerary covers Argentina's must-see highlights, from Buenos Aires to the pristine glaciers of Patagonia. Experience local cuisine and the sensual tango in 'the Paris of South America,' and gaze in awe at El Calafate's Perito Moreno Glacier. Sail through the Beagle Channel spotting sea lions and marine life, and relax Ushuaia overlooking an exquisite, mir...

This 14-day itinerary covers Argentina's must-see highlights, from Buenos Aires to the pristine glaciers of Patagonia. Experience local cuisine and the sensual tango in 'the Paris of South America,' and gaze in awe at El Calafate's Perito Moreno Glacier. Sail through the Beagle Channel spotting sea lions and marine life, and relax Ushuaia overlooking an exquisite, mirror-like lake. Enjoy Patagonia!

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Tour itinerary includes
  • Lake
    Lake
  • Mountain
    Mountain
  • Nature escape
    Nature escape
  • Walking and trekking
    Walking and trekking
  • Sightseeing
    Sightseeing

Customisable trip itinerary

This tour idea is fully customisable

The itinerary has been created by our local agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Welcome To Buenos Aires

Your adventure begins...
Arrival in the international airport. Pick up and private transfer with English guide to the hotel. In the afternoon excursion “Live Buenos Aires” in shared services with English guide. It is a possibility to see Buenos Aires in a different, non-traditional way. This journey will make you feel the past of the City in an unforgettable manner. You will be able to see the Balcony, where Evita performed her speaking to the crowd (Casa Rosada). You will also visit: Plaza de Mayo, Puerto Madero, the youngest neighbourhood of the City, La Boca & “Caminito”, the Bombonera, San Telmo, and its old stone streets.  You will get the chance to know the origins of Tango, the most elegant and sensual dance. And the last but not least: Palermo & Recoleta – the most fashion neighbourhoods of the City. And when the excursion will finish you will be able to call yourselves “Porteños” Duration: 4hs.

Visited:
Buenos Aires

Day 2: Buenos Aires

Breakfast. Day at leisure. Optional excursion to Estancia. The excursion will take you to San Antonio de Areco, to the ranch, La Porteña, which is 180 years old, but its architecture stays intact. You will be able to spend a day in countryside, discovering Argentinean folklore and traditions; spend an unforgettable day surrounded by nature and history. Lunch is a traditional creole roast outdoors. In the afternoon enjoy the demonstration of gaucho skills, carriage ride or polo lessons. Lunch included. Duration: 8 hs. In the evening, a tango show & dinner to discover the secrets of the most famous Argentine dance. Shared transfers included.

Visited:
Buenos Aires

Day 3: Buenos Aires

Breakfast. Day at leisure.  In the evening, an optional Dinner & Wine cocktail Experience at “Argentine Experience”. The dinner concept is to teach you the fundamentals of what means to be an Argentine. You will learn how to prepare “empanada”, or how to order steak in Spanish, and of course, how to prepare a 'mate' drink. The night will start with the Wine Cocktail Experience. You will learn how to make three wine-based cocktails and you will be given a chance to make your own. Later, enjoy the selection of homemade tapas chosen to complement every drink.

Visited:
Buenos Aires

Day 4: Iguazu

Breakfast. Pick up at the hotel and transfer to the local airport to take your flight to Iguazu. Arrival and private transfer with ​English guide to the chosen hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. 

Visited:
Iguazu Falls

Day 5: Iguazu

Breakfast. Excursion to Argentinean Falls in private services with English guide. This tour will take you to discover the Argentinean side of the Iguazu National Park. It preserves approximately 67.000ha., a home for giant trees, vines and ferns, butterflies, birds and other animals of the local flora and fauna. You will be able to walk along the Lower Trial, from where you will find the “two sisters fall”, the “Bossetti Fall”, the “hidden fall”, and have a panoramic view of “San Martin Island” and the “Union Fall”. Later a walk along the Upper Trial, walkways located above major falls, from where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Brazilian falls. And finally, do not miss the journey on an Ecological Train of the Jungle up to “Devil`s Throat” station. From there, after only 1000 meters walk you will see a spectacular “Devil`s Throat”, a magic place where the falling water gives the illusion of a rainbows. Duration: 8 hs 

Visited:
Iguazu Falls

Day 6: Iguazu

Breakfast. In the afternoon an excursion to Brazilian Falls in private service with English guide. The visit to the Brazilian side of falls allows you to see a panoramic view of the falls. The visit starts at the Visitors centre, from where buses will take you to the beginning of the path. After the short walk along the catwalks the excursion finishes at Porto Canoes, where you will find food, beverages and facilities area. Return to hotel. Duration: 5 hs

Visited:
Iguazu Falls

Day 7: El Calafate

Breakfast. Pick up at the hotel and private transfer with driver only to the Airport to take flight to El Calafate (connection in Buenos Aires). Arrival and private transfer with English speaking guide to the hotel. Accommodation.

Visited:
El Calafate

Day 8: El Calafate

Breakfast. Excursion to Perito Moreno Glacier in shared service with Spanish-English guide. After 80-kilometer drive from El Calafate you will get to the southern gateway to Glacier Perito Moreno, the only glacier in the world that is not retreating. It is an immense ice-field with a depth of 170 meters, rising 60 meters above sea level. It was formed 30,000 years ago and now is considered the third biggest reservoir of fresh water in the world. When ice crashes and collapses into the iceberg channel, every 4 or 5 years, the experience is unforgettable. The excursion to the base of Glacier Perito Moreno is followed by a nautical safari small tour, which allows you enjoy the alternative perspective of the glacier, navigating very close to its wall. Duration: 7-8 hs

Visited:
El Calafate

Day 9: Calafate

Breakfast. Day at leisure. Optional excursion to Estancia Cristina “Discovery”. This tour includes the navigation to the Upsala glacier area and a day in Patagonic Ranch “Estancia Cristina”. You will be able to enjoy the stunning landscapes, while reaching the western wall of the Upsala glacier, and approaching the the Cristina channel. Once you get to the estancia, there will be a guided tour to the Costumbrista Museum (former shearing shed), and after that the 4x4 adventure journey will begin, giving you a chance to discover a panoramic views from the Upsala Balcony. Then the visit to the shelter of Hielos Continentales will start, followed by the 30 minutes’ trekking on ground of glacial erosion. There, you will have a view of the Eastern Front of the Upsala Glacier, Lake William, Southern Ice and Cordillera de los Andes. Return to the estancia and to Calafate by boat. Duration: 10 hs

Visited:
El Calafate

Day 10: Ushuaia

Breakfast. Pick up and transfer from hotel to airport to take your flight to Ushuaia. Arrival and private transfer with English guide to chosen hotel. Rest of the day at leisure

Visited:
Ushuaia

Day 11: Ushuaia

Breakfast. Excursion in shared service with Spanish/English speaking guide “Park & Nature”. During this excursion, you will go through the most important parts of the park. During the trek you will have a panorama of the unique ecosystem of the Tierra del Fuego. The guides will lead to Lapataia Bay, Lake Roca, Ensenada bay and other beautiful places of the most southern park in the world, creating unforgettable moments. Duration: 4 hs Runs: From 1st of October until the 30th of May.

In the afternoon Navigation through the Canal Beagle to the Sea lions` Island. We begin the navigation from the Touristic Pier of our city, towards the Beagle Channel, enjoying as we move away from the coast, a panoramic view of Ushuaia`s coast, sightseeing the most important buildings, such as the Maritime Museum (Old Prison), the End of the World Museum, the industrial area, and Mounts Olivia and Cinco Hermanos. We sail Southwest, approaching the Sea lions` Island, where, from the ship, we will be able to enjoy the sight of sea lions specimens, watching them interact with their permanent environment in a wonderful scenery. We continue the navigation towards the Bird Island, habitat of the Magaellanic Cormorants and Imperial Cormorants, and also a privileged area to spot specimens of the marine fauna. Then we sail towards the Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse, in the archipelago with the same name, where the Mount Cervantes vessel wrecked on the year 1930. The return will be through Paso Chico, sighting Estancias Tunnel and Fique (Farmhouses), heading back to Ushuaia while enjoying the view of the imposing frame that Mount Martial its glacier give to the city.

Visited:
Ushuaia

Day 12: Ushuaia

Breakfast. Day at leisure. Optional Excursion “Lakes Off Road 4x4”. A complete and fun adventure. In the morning, board our Land Rover Defender and we go north on the island, via La Ruta Nacional Nro 3. We will pass the most famous winter resorts, including el Cerro Castor, which is the most famous ski resort in Ushuaia.  We then go to cross the Cordillera de los Andes and start our 4X4 adventure. As we get going on the road, we will pass the beautiful neighbourhoods and see the beautiful shore of Lago Fagnano.  After enjoying the unique energy of this location, we continue our adventure with a walk through the woods to an exclusive location at Lago Escondido.   We then will enjoy a gourmet asado and some good wine for lunch.  After lunch, we will board canoes and cruise around Lago Escondido. After traveling on the canoes, we will come back to the city of Ushuaia. The group will always be accompanied by our expert guides

Visited:
Ushuaia

Day 13: Buenos Aires

Breakfast. Pick up at the hotel and private transfer with driver only to the Airport to take flight to Buenos Aires. Arrival and private transfer with driver only to the hotel. Accommodation. 

Visited:
Buenos Aires

Day 14: Departure

Breakfast. Pick up and private transfer to the airport in plenty of time for your departure flight.

Visited:
Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires Buenos Aires Iguazu Falls El Calafate Ushuaia

Price details

This tour idea is fully customisable

The price reflects this specific tour itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Season Price Per Adult
Prices Starting From
April 2020 to September 2020 £1,380
October 2020 to November 2020 £1,430
December 2020 to February 2021 £1,480

Included in price:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • In-trip ground transportation
  • Activities according to your customized trip
  • Airport transfers
  • 24/7 local agency support
  • Trip creation with an expert local agent

Not included in price:

  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Meals and beverages not indicated
  • Personal expenses
  • Service gratuities
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
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