• Code: AT25
  • Duration: 13  Days  12  Nights 
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ITINERARY:

Day 01: TRELEW / PENINSULA VALDES

Arrival at Trelew Airport and transfer to hotel in Puerto Madryn. Free time and lodging. Overnight in Puerto Madryn.

Day 02: PENINSULA VALDES

After breakfast we will leave early to the North to visit the Area Natural protected of Península Valdés, among its main points to travel, we firstly have the interpretation centre, Ameghino isthmus, located at the entrance of the reserve. From there, we will be able to see both gulfs at the same time; and from his vantage point we will have a first notion of the geographical features of the peninsula, its accidents on the bird island and coastal.    

Following the trip, distant 100 km Puerto Madryn, we will find the Villa Turística de Puerto Piràmides. From this natural port we can, optionally, perform the whale watching boats specially prepared. Continuing the tour, we will visit Caleta Valdes, elephants and sea lions colony located at the eastern end of the peninsula. It boasts of parador, toilets, and trails toward the coast. Placing us at this point, in front to the sea, we will experience feelings of grandeur and beauty representing the open ocean and its surroundings. Overnight in Puerto Madryn.

 

Day 03: PUERTO MADRYN / EL PEDRAL

Breakfast and departure to explore El Pedral stay, located in the area of Punta Ninfas, 80 km from Puerto Madryn, which boasts a unique landscape. It is the landform that divides the new Gulf from the rest of the Argentine sea. During the excursion we will be make a trekking the ancient canyons of fossils.

We will also see Magellanic penguins and elephant seals (if time of these animals), given characteristics of stay and access to animals, we will see them very close and exclusivity, as groups are reduced.

In the quiet of the middle of the steppe we will have a unique landscape of Patagonia that is against the position the warm area of the room where the lunch will be held.

Return to Puerto Madryn. Lodging. Overnight in Puerto Madryn.

DIA 04: PUERTO MADRYN / TRELEW / COMODORO RIVADAVIA

Breakfast and departure to Trelew to pick up our car and begin our journey to South across National Route 3 until arrival at Comodoro Rivadavia. Lodging. Since here we can visit the touristic town of Rada Tilly or their port. Overnight in Comodoro Rivadavia.

DIA 05: COMODORO RIVADAVIA / CUEVA DE MANOS (CUEVA DE MANOS RANCH)

After breakfast, we will leave for the west to reach the town of Perito Moreno crossing the Patagonian plateau and reached the Cueva de Manos ranch where we will stay. Until arrival at ranch we can visit the village of the ancients who sits on the banks of Lake Buenos Aires. We will continue our trip until Cueva de Manos. Lodging. Overnight in Cueva de Manos Ranch.

DIA 06: CUEVA DE MANOS / EL CÒNDOR RANCH

After breakfast, we will make the visit to the Cueva de Manos, where we will find remains of cave paintings, a sign of an earlier civilization start to drive Cueva de Manos located in the canyon of Pinturas river. Then, we will continue our journey to the Estancia El Còndor. Arrival, dinner and accommodation. Overnight in El Còndor Ranch.

 DIA 07: EL CÒNDOR RANCH – TREKKING OR HORSEBACK RIDING

After a delicious homemade breakfast, we will depart to Laguna Corazòn and depending of weather conditions we can do it on horseback riding or trek all day. The road is becoming smaller gorges that lead us to a splendid place tucked between the mountains and where we will see the passage of the condors, traces of native animals, species of native flora. After this climb we will reach a privileged and hidden place, the Laguna Corazòn, where nature shows its splendor.

We will take our lunch box and after a short break we will start the return. Arriving at the main house of the ranch.

DIA 08:  EL CONDOR RANCH / EL CHALTÈN

After breakfast we will begin our departure, we will drive to and from Three Lakes connecting with the paved road that leads to El Chaltèn. Arrival and accommodation. Time for lunch and in the afternoon we will take a short trek to Mirador Los Còndores and Mirador Las Àguilas or Cascada Mirador Margarita. Overnight in El Chaltèn.

DIA 09: EL CHALTÈN / VIEDMA DISCOVERY

Breakfast and we will go with our vehicle until Bay Tùnel, after crossing the lake near the glacier we will land on a rocky ledge, and from there the group will be guided to the edge of the glacier in a short walk. The guides will be placed crampons and we will be instructed to walk with them on the ice. The time to go over the glacier for two hours a landscape like another world where practically there is nothing flat: small "valleys", often deep cracks and ice caves; streams, lagoons or a waterfall tumbling noisily into a sink tens of meters deep. After the hike, we will have lunch before returning to the boat that will take us back to the Bay Tùnel. Return to El Chaltèn. Overnight in El Chaltèn.

DIA 10: EL CHALTÈN

Breakfast and free day to use to do some self-guide trekking such us; Laguna de los Tres,  Lago Torre,  Laguna Capri.

Overnight in El Chaltèn.

DIA 11: EL CHALTÈN / EL CALAFATE / DROP OFF RENTAL CAR

After breakfast, we will leave to El Calafate, where we can visit on our own the famous Los Glaciares National Park and admire its most famous Perito Moreno glacier. Back in the afternoon to El Calafate and drop off our rental car. Overnight in El Calafate.

DIA 12: EL CALAFATE / ESTANCIA CRISTINA DISCOVERY

Breakfast and departure to Puerto Banderas, where we will begin the excursion “Estancia Cristina Discovery tour”. Located on the northwest coast of Lago Argentino, in the end of the Brazo Cristina, Estancia Cristina keeps a unique place in Los Glaciares National Park. The Upsala glacier located a few kilometers from the ranch, it is one of the largest in Los Glaciares National Park. Navigation in the Lago Argentino among icebergs and mountains and then we will visit Estancia Cristina, it is transformed into a perfect combination of nature, adventure, history and pleasure. We will sail the North Arm and Channel Upsala (main front of Upsala Glacier), continue in 4x4 truck vehicle to the Mirador Upsala (round trip), we will make the historic visit to the museum and we can also walk around the ranch. In the afternoon, we will embark to make the return to El Calafate. Overnight in El Calafate.

DIA 13: EL CALAFATE / BUENOS AIRES

Breakfast and transfer to El Calafate Airport to take our flight to return to Buenos Aires.

** Prices per pax in single/ double/ triple/ quad. base in dolars

Minimum: 2 pax

Not included ticket to watching whales

SERVICES INCLUDED:

  • Transfers in/out  Trelew/Puerto Madryn – regular service with English/Spanish speaking guide
  • 03 night of lodging in Puerto Madryn hotel with breakfast
  • Excursion to Península Valdés – regular service with English/Spanish speaking guide
  • Safari to El Pedral - regular service with English/Spanish speaking  guide
  • 01 night with breakfast in hotel 3* in Comodoro Rivadavia
  • 01 night with breakfast in Cueva de Manos Ranch
  • 02 nights in El Còndor Ranch with breakfast, lunch box and dinner
  • 03 nights in El Chaltèn in hotel with breakfast
  • Nautical excursion Viedma Discovery
  • 02 nights in El Calafate in hotel with breakfast
  • Nautical excursion to Estancia Cristina Discovery
  • Rental car per 9 days with ilimited km
  • Pick up: Trelew – Drop off: El Calafate

 

MEALS: 02  LUNCH BOX, 02 DINNERS

 

SERVICES NOT INCLUDED:

  • Flights
  • Entrance Fee to National Parks
  • Excursions not detailed
  • Tips & personal expenses
  • Meals and drinks not specified
  • Personal and medical insurances

 

RENTAL VEHICLE:

  • Category G (Renault Duster 4x2 or similar) or Category J (Toyota Hilux 4x4)
  • Including all mileage, CDW insurance with a deductible (see below, rental conditions), local taxes, GPS
  • Terms of hire Hertz or Alamo Argentina (the detailed terms and conditions available locally when hiring