Our tour starts in Argentina's vibrant, wonderfully idiosyncratic capital, Buenos Aires. The city is famous for its tango, football and European-style architecture, picturesque cobbled neighbourhoods, sophisticated shopping and some of the best and most varied cuisine in the whole continent. We then head to the end-of-the-world archipelago of Tierra del Fuego, to explore Tierra del Fuego National Park and the world’s southernmost city, Ushuaia. Our tour concludes in windswept Patagonia visiting Calafate and Los Glaciares National Park, famous for the immense Perito Moreno Glacier.
|Tour Duration||:||08 days|
|Min. Tour Size||:||02 persons|
|Max. Tour Size||:||16 persons|
|Includes international air|
|Tour Price (from)||:||US$|
Day 01: Arrive Buenos Aires
This afternoon you are scheduled to arrive in Buenos Aires Airport, where you will be met & transferred to the hotel.
Overnight: Cyan Hotel de las Americas or Hotel 725 Continental or Hotel NH Buenos Aires City Buenos Aires (2 nights)
Day 02: Buenos Aires
After breakfast you will visit the most important sites during a city tour (3 hrs). You will drive to the Plaza de Mayo, with the Casa Rosada, the pink house, seat of the government, the Cabildo (town hall) and the Metropolitan Cathedral, home of the Archbishop of Buenos Aires. The tour goes onto the district San Telmo. Until 1888 this part of the city was a river port, today San Telmo is one of the most modern and desired places to live in Buenos Aires. The worker district La Boca is famous for its colourful tin-houses and its history as living district of Italian seamen and dock workers in the 19th century. The Barrio Norte called Recoleta is the quarter of the rich of Buenos Aires. On the cemetery of Recoleta one will find the grave of Eva Duarte who became famous as Evita Perón. Continue along the widest avenue in the world, the Avenida 9 de Julio, and continue to the Plaza Lavalle with the Federal Court of Justice and the Teatro Colón, to Palermo with its parks and gardens. Return to the hotel. Afternoon free at leisure. (B)
Day 03: Buenos Aires/Ushuaia (Flight)
Transfer to the domestic airport for the flight to Ushuaia (not included). Upon arrival at Ushuaia airport transfer to your hotel. The afternoon is at leisure.
Overnight: Hotel Ushuaia or Hotel Patagonia Jarke or Hotel Cilene del Faro, Ushuaia (2 nights) (B)
Day 04: Ushuaia
In the morning you will go on a half day tour to the Tierra del Fuego National Park, where you will get the impression as if time goes slower than anywhere else. The long stormy winters and the width of the sky formed a very simple and modest way of living. The National Park is crossed by many rivers which flow into the Beagle Channel. Drive through the park to enjoy the landscapes and have a little walk. In the afternoon free at leisure. (B)
Day 05: Ushuaia/Calafate (Flight)
Transfer to the airport and flight to El Calafate (not included). Pick up at the airport by our local guide and transfer to the hotel. The afternoon is at leisure.
Overnight: Hotel Kau Yatun or Hotel Kosten Aike (2 nights) (B)
Day 06: Calafate
Today we will be going on a full day tour to the Perito Moreno Glacier. After a drive through the National Park Los Glaciares one arrive all of a sudden in a forest full of colours, before one sees - equally unexpected - the glacier Perito Moreno. This is one of the few glaciers that are still growing. Every 4 to 5 years it covers the gap between the mainland and itself and grows into the Lago Argentino. Eventually the ice cannot resist the enormous pressure of the water and crashes with a frightening noise. One can watch this glacier spectacle every day when single ice blocks fall into the lake. Considering that the glacier is 5 km long and 70 m high one can imagine the noise this makes. Here we will have 2 hours to experience the glacier before driving back to Calafate. (B)
Day 07: Calafate/Buenos Aires (Flight)
Transfer to the airport for the flight back to Buenos Aires (not included). Upon arrival transfer to the hotel.
Overnight: Cyan Hotel de las Americas or Hotel 725 Continental or Hotel NH Buenos Aires City, Buenos Aires (1 night) (B)
Day 08: Depart Buenos Aires
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
English Speaking Departures (Please contact us for information on French, German, Italian and Spanish speaking departures).
Jan 12; Feb 02 & 23; Mar 09; Oct 12 & 26; Nov 09 & 30
|Hotel Category||Per Person on Twin Sharing||Single Room Supplement|
|Option 1||US$ 1595 CA$ 2074||US$ 380 CA$ 494|
|Option 2||US$ 1795 CA$ 2334||US$ 595 CA$ 774|
Hotels below or similar for Option 1 (3-Star) & Option 2 (4-Star)
Estimated International Airfare
(International airfare is NOT included in this tour)
This tour operates on a minimum of 02 and a maximum of 16 participants
If you would like to have a tour on dates other than the above ones or with a customised itinerary, please contact us and we will be happy to work out an exclusive program for you.
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