8-Day Argentina & Patagonia Tour From Buenos Aires: El Calafate & Ushuaia
Product Code: 3215-227566
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • •  Travel from Buenos Aires into the heart of Patagonia
  • •  Spend 3 nights in El Calafate and 2 nights in Ushuaia
  • •  See the wild natural landscapes of Patagonia, including snowy peaks, scenic lakes, and beaver dams
  • •  Tour the heart of Los Glaciares National Park
Tour Code
3215-227566
Duration
8 days
Departure City
Buenos Aires
End City
Buenos Aires, Ushuaia
Tour Type
Bus/Coach
Language
English, Spanish
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Experience: Cultural, Historical, Honeymoon, UNESCO, Nature, Family

Learn about local culture with in-depth tours and activities; Encounter rich historical landmarks with expert guides; Travel the world with your partner to romantic resorts and destinations; Visit locations designated as World Heritage Sites by the United Nations; Get in touch with Mother Earth; Enjoy activities and tours that are perfect for the whole family

Tour Type: Independent

No guide will be available except during included excursions/activities/transfers

Group Type: Standard group

Tour with fellow travelers from all over the world

Activity Level: Moderate

Designed for travelers in good health who are comfortable with light walking or hiking

Quality: Value

Travel with professional guides, enjoy more time at attractions and/or stay at comfortable accommodations.

Itinerary
Day 01
Buenos Aires

Arrival at Buenos Aires

Hotel: Europlaza Hotel & Suites or similar

Upon your arrival at Buenos Aires airport (Ezeiza or Aeroparque), you will be met and transferred to the Europlaza hotel in the city center.

The rest of the day will be free for you to spend at your leisure.

Tips:
The Europlaza Hotel & Suites is a 3 stars hotel and offers a strategic location, a few blocs away from the Obelisk and the 9 de julio Avenue, you can fully enjoy the city center.

Visiting Attractions

  • Buenos Aires Buenos Aires
Day 02
El Calafate

Buenos Aires - El Calafate

Hotel: Hosteria Hainen or similar

After breakfast you will be collected from your hotel and transferred to the Jorge Newbery Airpark for your domestic flight to El Calafate (airfare is not included).

Upon arrival at the El Calafate Airport, you will be met and transferred to the Hosteria Hainen, where you can relax for the rest of the day.

El Calafate is a picturesque village close to Lago Argentino, one of Patagonias largest and most stunning lakes. It's also the entrance to the amazing land of the glaciers.

Tips:
Located on a natural viewpoint 350 meters from the center, with wonderful views of Lake Argentino and the Andes Mountains, the Hosteria Hainen is a 3 Stars hotel, comfortable and with personalized attention.

Visiting Attractions

  • El Calafate El Calafate
Day 03
El Calafate

Perito Moreno Glacier Boat Safari

Hotel: Hosteria Hainen or similar

Today's Los Glaciares National Park excursion is perfect for those nature lovers who want to explore lakes, rivers, mountains and trails to discover one of its greatest wonders. What makes it really special is the boat tour, which allows you to get closer to the Perito Moreno Glacier area, providing a unique experience, because of the views and landscapes, which are impossible to see any other way.

After breakfast, we will pick you up from your hotel and we will head towards Los Glaciares National Park. We will drive along the scenic Route 11, which runs alongside the main course of Lago Argentino on our way to Brazo Rico.

Once in the park, we will go to Curva de los Suspiros, where we will get off the vehicle to take a first look at the Perito Moreno Glacier, which is certainly an amazing image. Later we will make another stop at the Muelle bajo las Sombras, where we will navigate to get closer to the southern wall of the glacier.

By boat we will approach to the stunning Perito Moreno ice walls, getting close enough to contemplate its immensity and also to observe the ice landslides that continually take place. As we get to the front wall, the boat will stop for a few minutes to get a better look at the landscape, giving us a very good opportunity to take interesting photographs and film the scene.

Then we will go to the front catwalks of the glacier, where we will see it from several balconies located at different heights, allowing to appreciate it from different angles, each more beautiful than the last one. Finally we will enjoy some free time to spot the different detachments that continually take place, and those who want to, can enjoy lunch at any of the restaurants near the runways.

In the afternoon we will return to El Calafate and we will drop you off at your hotel.

The rest of the evening is yours to enjoy El Calafate.

Tips:
WHAT TO BRING?
* Warm Clothes And Jacket
* Comfortable Shoes
* Sunglasses And Sunscreen Filter

Visiting Attractions

  • El Calafate El Calafate
  • Patagonia Patagonia
  • Lake Argentino Lake Argentino
  • Los Glaciares National Park Los Glaciares National Park
  • Perito Moreno Glacier Perito Moreno Glacier
Day 04
Puerto Bandera

Full Day Boat Trip on the Ice River From El Calafate

Hotel: Hosteria Hainen or similar

Our journey to the Ice Rivers of Patagonia will take so close to the glaciers you will feel Patagonia's heartbeat against your fingertips.

Early in the morning, after breakfast, your guide will pick you up from your hotel and you will head towards the Port of Punta Bandera, 47 kilometers away from the city of El Calafate. You will drive by the Route 11 to Los Glaciares National Park and will skirt the main part of Lake Argentino to Puerto Bandera's private port, arriving around 8:30 am.

You will be quickly informed about the safety and seaworthiness and you will then embark on modern Catamaran at 09:00 am, to start navigating between icebergs in the north and Upsala Glacier to the namesake.

Travelling through another arm of Lake, you will observe the highest Glacier, Glacier Spegazzini with almost 100 meters of height.

After spending the day being impressed by the landscapes and unique experience, you will be taken back to shore and take ground transportation to El Calafate.

Tips:
* The tour can be modified depending on weather conditions and safety and the decision of the captain of the boat.

WHAT TO BRING : warm clothes, food & water

Visiting Attractions

  • Puerto Bandera Puerto Bandera
  • Upsala Glacier Upsala Glacier
Day 05
Patagonia

Flight to Ushuaia From El Calafate

Hotel: Villa Brescia or similar

After breakfast you will be collected from your hotel and transferred to the El Calafate Airport for your domestic flight to Ushuaia (airfare is not included).

Upon arrival at the Ushuaia Airport, you will be met and transferred to the Villa Brescia Hotel, where you can relax for the rest of the day.

Ushuaia is the most Southern city of the world and its proximity to Antarctica makes it special for its climate and sunlight.

Tips:
Villa Brescia is a 3 stars hotel and an ideal place to enjoy the wonders of the city of Ushuaia properly, we hope to give them the best care and quality service to make your stay enjoyable.

Visiting Attractions

  • Patagonia Patagonia
  • Ushuaia Ushuaia
Day 06
Patagonia

Tierra del Fuego Half-Day Excursion With End of the World Train

Hotel: Villa Brescia or similar

After breakfast in your hotel, you'll be picked up by your guide and head towards the Tierra del Fuego National Park, located 11 km away from the city. We will be able to appreciate lakes, lagoons and rivers within its limits, and their exit towards Beagle Channel.

Departing from Maipu Avenue towards the southwest by the national route 3, we will drive out of the city, passing by the slope of the Susana Mount, and witness the ancient work of the prisoners, the Southern Fuegian Railway.

Continuing through the valley to the deviation that takes us to the Ensenada Bay, where we will be able to view the Redonda and Estorbo Islands and, on the other coast of the Beagle Channel, the snow-white mountains of the Sampaio Chain (Chile). Back again on the national route #3 with the fuegian forest and its flora close to the road, we will go to the Roca Lake to do a long walk by the lake coast and by the Lapataia river, originated in the lake. From this point we can see the Cóndor Hill, the natural border with Chile.

We will go towards the other end of the Park, where route 3 ends at Lapataia Bay. On the way we will observe the Green Lagoon and the Black Lagoon, a large growing peat bog. Finally we will pass by the beaver dams, whose footpath will lead to Lapataia Bay.

Then, after being surrounded by wildlife, you will be taken back to your hotel in Ushuaia.

Tips:
Duration: Between 4 and 5 hours

Visiting Attractions

  • Patagonia Patagonia
  • Lake Roca Lake Roca
  • Beagle Channel Beagle Channel
  • Tierra del Fuego National Park Tierra del Fuego National Park
Day 07
Patagonia

4x4 Excursion to Escondido and Fagnano Lakes

After taking breakfast in your hotel, we will pick you up between 8 and 8.30 am, heading to the lakes.

The minibus will take Route 3, which runs along the fueguina cordillera and allows access to the Garibaldi passageway, panoramic point from which you will be able to see the objectives of the journey : the Escondido and Fagnano lakes. The descent will begin, diverging from the road to follow woodcutters´ancient traces.Land Rovers allow to get to places with impossible access otherwise, because of the forest, the clay and rocks.

Around 12.30 pm, you will arrive at the refuge where you will wait for a delicious asado criollo (typical barbecue). While the guides prepare the food, the passengers can have a walk around to appreciate the forest and beavers' constructions who are part of the landscape.

After the lunch and gaining energies, the adventure goes on with the hectic Fagnano lake's shores to reach an intern path leading to the Escondido lake, with minor dimensions but surrounded by an incomparable natural context.

Around 2 pm, the way back to Ushuaia city will start, taking parts of the old Nacional Road 3.

You will arrive at your hotel around 3 pm.

Free night

Tips:
Duration: 7 hours
Included:
- Lunch: Choripan (grilled Argentine sausage sandwich, Argentine prime beefsteaks & salad, dessert.)
- Drinks: Red Wine, soft-drinks, bottled water.
- Vegetarian menu available, please tell us in advance.

Visiting Attractions

  • Patagonia Patagonia
  • Lake Escondido Lake Escondido
  • Lake Fagnano Lake Fagnano
Day 08

Ushuaia - Buenos Aires

After breakfast at your hotel you'll be met for your transfer to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires (or elsewhere, airfare is not included).

Once in Buenos Aires, a private car will take you to the Ezeiza International Airport for your flight back home.

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Pick-up Details / Transfers
Airport transfers will be arranged by the local operator prior to the start of the tour.
Arrival
Transfers are available from the following airports:
International Ezeiza Airport - EZE
Jorge Newbery Airpark- AEP

Upon your arrival at Buenos Aires airport (Ezeiza or Aeroparque), you will be met and transferred to the Europlaza hotel in the city center.
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • 7-Night Accommodation in standard room for selected hotel with breakfast included
  • Tours and transfers as specified in itinerary
  • Taxes
  • Bilingual Guides

Package Excludes

  • Flights
  • National Parks Fees
  • Extras, Meals and Others NOT Specified in itinerary
  • Personal expenses
Special Notes
  • Please provide us with your flight information prior to the start of the tour to arrange your airport transfer services.
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.
  • If any of the attractions are closed due to Covid-19, the guide will arrange the itinerary based on the actual situation on the tour date. Please understand. Thanks.

Pricing Info

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* Tour requires a minimum of 2 guests to depart.
* Not valid for special dates such as New Year's Eve, Carnival, Holy Week
* Rates subject to change without prior notice.
  • *The final tour rates already include possible booking fee, handling fee, and exchange rate loss.
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