9 days – 8 nights
Buenos Aires, Ushuaia, El Calafate
Eco-Tourism, Discovery, Adventure, Culture
This program is fully customizable and may be operated for individuals, pods and groups
Day 1: Buenos Aires
Arrival at the airport and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, we make a panoramic tour of the city. We start in Plaza de Mayo, witness to the most important events of the country since 1810, from where we are able to appreciate the surrounding buildings. We continue to La Boca, where we explore its colorful streets due to the ‘conventillos’ and the famous Caminito street. Our last stop is Recoleta to discover the aristocratic part of the city, where Recoleta’s Cemetery is located. Back to the hotel. [D]
Signature Option: Dinner and Tango Show at Gala Tango
Pick up at hotel: 8.00 PM for a drive to San Telmo, the cradle of Tango. "Gala Tango" is one of the most exclusive tango venues in the city, due to its architecture and decor, in the French style of the 30s, with its Carrara marble bar and refined details. The a-la-carte gourmet 3-course dinner carefully designed by its exclusive chef will be as well a distinctive trait of the evening. Around midnight, return to the hotel. [D]
Day 2: Buenos Aires (Tigre)
Transfer to Sturla Fluvial Terminal, located in Puerto Madero for a 90-minute boat ride to Paraná River Delta, where you will navigate through the islands and learn about the local lifestyle landing at Tigre. Visit Tigre and watch the main attractions while you listen to an audio track that will give you the necessary knowledge to understand the importance and history of each attraction. First, stop in Puerto de Frutos, the old port for commerce, which is now a touristic port, with free time to visit the fair, take pictures and buy souvenirs and crafts. Free time to have lunch on your own. If you wish, you will have the opportunity to visit either Museo del Mate, Museo Naval or Museo de Arte de Tigre. Then. Continue to the train station for a 1-hour ride to Buenos Aires along the South Atlantic coast. On arrival at Retiro Station you’ll pick-ed up and transferred to your hotel [B]
Day 3: Buenos Aires, Ushuaia
At due time, transfer to the airport to board the flight to Ushuaia. In the afternoon, boat trip through the Beagle Channel, gaining an excellent panoramic view of the city surrounded by mountains. During the trip we spot Birds and Sea lions Islands, an interesting colony of sea lions. This offers the unique opportunity to see, at the same time, both South American sea lions and South American Fur seals, to understand their differences, and finally reach Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse, from where the return to the city begins. [B]
Note: If it is not possible to take Beagle Channel boat trip due to arrival flight time, it will be modified for day 4.
Day 4: Ushuaia
Departure from the hotel heading west to Tierra del Fuego National Park, framed by excellent panoramic views of the Beagle Channel. A journey through beaver dams leads to Lapataia River and Verde Lagoon and then continues along the final stretch of National Route 3, which finally ends at Lapataia Bay. From here, the return to Ushuaia begins, making a stop on the way to admire the the Lake Acigami (former Lake Roca), featured by the its changed by weather water’s color. Afternoon at leisure to continue discovering the destination. If you are a nature lover, we suggest you should visit Martillo Island, one of the few sites where it is possible to walk with Papuan penguins. Check the available options according to your trip date. [B]
Day 5: Ushuaia, El Calafate
Transfer to the airport. Arrival, transfer and accommodation. Afternoon at leisure to explore the city, visit the Glaciarium, a museum dedicated to glaciology, or participate in an activity to get to know the steppe while you enjoy a lunch or dinner. [B]
Signature option: Excursion to the Glaciarium Ice Museum
First, visit the beginning of the universe, the glacial periods. Further down is a large model of the ice field, the origin of the glacial period that you will see during your visit to the area. Interactive screens allow you to view, for example, the recoil of the Upsala glacier. Also part of the visit is a unique connection with the Perito Moreno Glacier, which forms a natural dam that then collapses with a great break. The tour ends in a tunnel with an interesting system of simultaneous projections that awakens your senses.
Signature option: Native Experience
Pick-up from the hotel at 11 am or 6 pm First stop at Punta Bonita Cliffs with panoramic views of the lake and the Andes. Interpretation of the flora and the landscape. Glaciology and geology explanation. Second stop at the archaeological area’s cave art. Lunch or dinner in the cave. Return to El Calafate. Return to the hotel. [L] or [D]
Day 6: El Calafate
Departure from the hotel towards Perito Moreno Glacier, located in Los Glaciares National Park, a Natural Heritage Site by UNESCO. The glacier is an impressive mass of ice with an area of 64 acres and a front wall that has a height between 165 to 200 ft. above lake level. During the tour, a walk along the paths located in front of the glacier, allows us to admire this impressive natural wonder from different angles. This tour can be enhanced by a one-hour boat ride that provides a different view of the front of the glacier from water level, which helps us to appreciate its real height. Free time for lunch (not included). Return to the hotel. [B]
Signature option: Nautical Safari - Optional boating for Perito Moreno
This tour offers a completely different perspective of Perito Moreno Glacier’s impressive walls south and its continuous landslide into the waters of the Rico arm. Boarding takes place at the port located in the Bay Bajo de las Sombras,, less than 4 miles from the glacier lookout. Coming up to the south end of the Rico Arm the ship is approximately 985 feet from the wall of the glacier, which allows a tour and view of the entire area.
Day 7: El Calafate
Day at leisure. Ideal to make a boat trip through the Lake Argentino or to enjoy activities that will allow you to explore unique landscapes. [B]
Signature option: All Glaciers Excursion
Depart for Punta Bandera Port, 30 miles from El Calafate, to start the sailing along El Brazo Norte of Lago Argentino. We cross La Boca del Diablo with destination to Canal Upsala and to sail between the impressive barrier that come off from the front of the Upsala glacier. Then we get to the Canal Spegazzini and later we’ll have the first view of the Seco Glaciar. We continue sailing towards the front of the Spegazzini Glaciar where we will contemplate the glaciers Heim Sur and Peineta. Afterwards disembark at the Spegazzini Base to begin the tour to the area walking to El Refugio Spegazzini along the forest path. Along this path of 985 feet we stop at stations and lookouts with full views of all de bay of glaciers. At El Refugio we can get lunch, visit the shop or contemplate the landscape. Visitors who like walking may take the mountain path, a medium difficulty trek through a wooded area with natural lookouts full of incredible views. This path ends at the landing point. Box lunch not included.
Signature option: Classic Boat Ride to Estancia Cristina
Early departure to Punta Bandera pier, 30 miles from El Calafate, to board a modern and comfortable boat to navigate the North Arm between icebergs and stunning scenery with views of the canal and Spegazzini Glacier. Then, continue along the Cristina Canal to the landing point of the same name, arriving at the Estancia Cristina around 11:30 am. During the six-hour stay at the estancia enjoy a guided tour of its local museum, which used to function as a shearing shed, and a guided walk to the Caterina River and the Chapel to finish the tour at the helmet of the Estancia. Boarding for the return is at 5.30pm (in winter, at 4pm).
Signature option: Full-day Gourmet Glaciers Experience
Operates odd days 17 April-30 September, except 1 June - 1 August - 31 August.
Departure from the hotel to Puerto Bandera to board at the Private Port La Soledad. The route begins with a northwest course, passing Punta Avellaneda and Boca del Diablo - the narrowest step of the lake (2,625 feet.) - and continues south course taking the Canal to arrive at the Spegazzini Glacier’s frontal walls towering 263 to 427 feet above the lake. Departure to Puesto de las Vacas, for a guided tour of the old settlers’ post and local fauna and flora. Return to the boat for a sighting of the Upsala Canal while sailing to Herminita Peninsula for a panoramic view of the Upsala Glacier. Time for lunch. In the afternoon return by the Brazo Norte to sail along Los Témpanos Canal towards Perito Moreno Glacier’ northern wall. Later arrive at La Soledad Port and return to the Hotel. [L]
Day 8: El Calafate, Buenos Aires
Morning at leisure to explore of El Calafate. At due time, transfer to the airport to board the scheduled flight to Buenos Aires. Arrival, reception and transfer to the hotel. [B]
Day 9: Buenos Aires
At the appointed time, you’ll be picked-up and driven to the airport to board your flight back home. [B]
[B] = Breakfast | [D]= Dinner
· Airfare New York/Buenos Aires/Ushuaia/Calafate /Buenos Aires/New York
· Transfers as required by itinerary
· 8 nights’ accommodation:
o Buenos Aires 3 nights
o Ushuaia 2 nights
o El Calafate 3 nights
o Breakfast daily
o 1 dinner
· Buenos Aires: City tour
· Dinner tango show
· Cruise to Paraná River Delta
· Tierra del Fuego National Park
· Beagle Channel boat trip
· Perito Moreno Glacier
· Entrance fees to the National Parks
· English-speaking guides
· Transportation by deluxe vehicle
· All local taxes
· Taxes and surcharges related to airline tickets
· Travel Insurance
· Visa charges if applicable
· Early check-in or late check-out at hotels
· Services and food not listed in the itinerary
· Beverages during the meals
· Hotel extras, and personal expenses.
· Tips for guides, drivers and in restaurant
|City||Hotel Name||Room Type||Tripadvisor|
|Buenos Aires||Grand Brizo||Comfort||4.5|
|El Calafate||Imago Hotel & Spa||Steppe View||4|
|Ushuaia||Los Cauquenes||Beagle View||4.5|
|El Calafate||Xelena||Lake View||4|
Hotels will be confirmed at time of booking
|Seasons||1 Pax||2-3 Pax||4-5 Pax||6-9 Pax||1 Pax||SGL Supp.|
|Jan 1 - Feb 28||$2,799||$2,515||$2,299||$4,269||$595||$29|
|Mar 1 - Aug 31||$2,739||$2,455||$2,239||$4,075||$459||$25|
|Nov 1 - Dec 31||$2,949||$2,639||$2,399||$4,539||$619||$35|
|Jan 1 - Feb 28||$3,169||$2,885||$2,669||$4,939||$895||$219|
|Apr 1 - Jun 30||$2,909||$2,625||$2,409||$4,445||$659||$135|
|Jul 1 - Aug 31||$3,079||$2,795||$2,579||$4,749||$799||$169|
|Sep 15 - Oct 15||$3,205||$2,895||$2,655||$4,969||$799||$169|
|Oct 16 - Dec 17||$3,379||$3,065||$2,829||$5,315||$969||$239|
Rates are minimum per person sharing a room and may change without notice.
Rates may change depending on the date of travel.
These programs can be customized for individuals and for groups
Changes to this program may be requested by phone (1855-55-TOURS) or using the web FIT Quote Request
We also be glad to add the necessary airfare from your gateway so you take advantage of our special discounted leisure fares
You may add or remove;
o Trip days
o Cities and sites
· Other options
o The program was designed with private services, however, we may substitute shared sightseeing where available
o If you prefer deluxe services we may operate this program including private driver, private guide and concierge service.
Once we have designed the program the way you want we'll give you a quote within 2 business days.
Prices are minimum for low season. Please call for other periods
Tour Code: AR04BUE21ETA
· Lunches and dinners can be arranged for individuals, families and groups at top restaurants or any restaurant requested by you.
· We can revise the itinerary to spend more time and provide more depth in those areas that you are interested on.
· Any other changes to the itinerary will be accommodated depending on the facilities available in the area.
· Car can be upgraded upon request
· If you wish to use these programs for your group or as the basis for a customized journey please either call us (1-855-55-TOURS or use the web Group Quote Request.
· In either case our specialists will work with to refine all the details and they will get you a quote with 2 business days. Quotes may be obtained for the air and land portions of just for the lad journey.
· Booking both air and land with us will represent savings for you because of our buying power and longtime relationship with the airlines.
We will also may have the choice between regular fares and special leisure fares not available to the public.
Signature options Prices:
|City||Seasons||1 Pax||2-3 Pax||4-5 Pax||6-9 Pax|
|Buenos Aires||Dinner and Tango Show at Gala Tango|
|El Calafate||Glaciarium Ice Museum Excursion|
|El Calafate||Native Experience|
|El Calafate||Nautical Safari|
|El Calafate||All Glaciers Excursion|
|El Calafate||Classic Boat Ride to Estancia Cristina|
|El Calafate||Gourmet Glaciers Experience|
Prices are per person and may change without notice