Discovering deep Patagonia is a great trip where you can stop and contemplate all Nature all the time!
You can enjoy all services and the magnificent beaches of white sand and crystal clear water in Bahia Bustamante Lodge! and discover remains of cave paintings, a sign of an earlier civilization in the canyon of Pinturas river!
Or surprising with majestics glaciers!
All intensive and deep Patagonia is waiting for you!
Day 01: BUENOS AIRES
Arrival at Ezeiza Airport and transfer to hotel in Buenos Aires. Free time and lodging. Overnight in Buenos Aires.
Day 02: BUENOS AIRES – WALKING TOUR
Before breakfast we start our city tour visiting the most famous sites such as the famous Plaza de Mayo; founding site of the city, the Casa Rosada, the Cabildo, the Metropolitan Cathedral, the neighborhood of San Telmo, La Boca, and its famous Recoleta Cemetery, Plaza San Martin and Puerto Madero where you will have opportunity to have lunch (not included). Afternoon free. Overnight in Buenos Aires.
Day 03: BUENOS AIRES/TRELEW/ PUNTA TOMBO/PUERTO MADRYN
Breakfast and transfer to local airport to take flight to Trelew, arrival and pick up the rental car to begin your fantastic trip, departure by yourself to the locality of Punta Tombo, the largest continental reserve of Magellanic penguins with very wide beaches and gentle slopes, a feature that leverage the penguins to build their nests (Spheniscus magellanicus). For to observe the wildlife is important to respect the trails perfectly set for travel. Then, we will return to the city of Puerto Madryn. Overnight in Puerto Madryn.
Day 04: PENINSULA VALDES/PUNTA DELGADA
After breakfast, you will departure with the rental car to visit to the wildlife reserve whose main points to visit are: the interpretive center - Ameghino Isthmus, located at the entrance of the reserve, from there we will have the chance to see both gulfs at the same time, the coastal way, Bird Island, and contemplate the steppe part of the native fauna (guanacos, rheas, maras and sheep and others.) That form this rugged landscape of our Patagonian south. Distant 100 km from Puerto Madryn we will find the tourist town of Puerto Piràmides, from here we can embark for whale watching: the approximate duration of 01:15 hours navigation. Then, we will visit Caleta Valdes (colony of elephant seals and sea lions) located at the eastern end of the peninsula. Then we will continue towards Punta Delgada. This last colony, located in the extreme southeast, has a very particular view is accompanied by a lighthouse and its facilities. formerly being part of a naval settlement, seen from afar.
Here you will be stay lodging. In the afternoon, you will do some activities of the ranch, such us going down to the cliffs to see the elephant seals.
Day 05: PUNTA DELGADA
After breakfast you can going to do some activities of the ranch, such us a horseride through the patagonian step, in the afternoon you can going to visit the north of the Peninsula, here the “orcas”, arrival to show us their majesty, night in Punta Delgada
DIA 06: PUERTO MADRYN / BAHIA BUSTAMANTE
Breakfast and departure to Trelew and continue the trip to south of the province until arrival at Bahia Bustamante lodge, this is a paradise waiting to be discovered; from its magnificent beaches of white sand and crystal clear water framed by dark red rocks reaching inland, to its moonscapes of great deserts. It is a marine and earthly paradise inhabited by a great number of birds and mammals.
The options are: sailing the Malaspina Cove to do bird watching (Penguins, Steamer Duck, Skuas, Cormorants, Petrel, Terns, Olrog Seagull, Oyster Catchers), sea lions, the exploration of the Gravina Penìnsula, an insight into the seaweed industry, a visit to a typical patagonian ranch - on experience of the work there, visit to the Aristizabal Lighthouse and Penguin Island, hikes and mountain biking.
Overnight in Bustamante ranch (Dinner included).
DAY 07: BAHÍA BUSTAMANTE
After breakfast, you can do some of the activities offered by Bustamante ranch as navigating the colony of wolves, a visit to the Gravina Penìnsula , visit Petrified Forest The Pyramid or a visit to Penguin Island. Night stay (full board included). Overnight at Bustamante Lodge.
DIA 08: BAHIA/BUSTAMANTE/COMODORO RIVADAVIA / CUEVA DE MANOS (CUEVA DE MANOS RANCH)
After breakfast, you will leave for the west to reach the town of Perito Moreno crossing the Patagonian plateau and reached the Cueva de Manos ranch where you will be stay. Until arrival at ranch you can visit the village of the ancients who sits on the banks of Lake Buenos Aires. You will continue your trip until Cueva de Manos. Lodging. Overnight in Cueva de Manos Ranch.
DIA 09: CUEVA DE MANOS (CUEVA DE MANOS RANCH)
This day, you will have a beautiful day visiting a “Cueva de Manos, where you can find remains of cave paintings, a sign of an earlier civilization, this site is located in the canyon of Pinturas river. Then, you can relax in the Cueva de Manos ranch. Overnight in Cueva de Manos ranch.
DIA 10: CUEVA DE MANOS /COMODORO RIVADAVIA
After breakfast you are returning to Comodoro Rivadavia by route 46 (550 km), drop off the rental car and relax in this city. Overnight in Comodoro Rivadavia
DIA 11: COMODORO RIVADAVIA/RIO GALLEGOS
At time, you take a regular bus to go to Rio Gallegos city, night on board.
DIA 12: RIO GALLEGOS/EL CALAFATE
You will be arriving to Rio Gallegos early in the morning, and then take a bus to go to El Calafate.
Arrive to El Calafate and take a rental car.
You are going byself until the hotel. Lodging.
Free time. Overnight in El Calafate
DIA 13: EL CALAFATE / Perito Moreno Glaciers
After breakfast, you are going to visit the famous The Glaciers National Park and admire its most famous Perito Moreno glacier. Back in the afternoon to El Calafate.
Overnight in El Calafate.
DIA 12: EL CALAFATE / RIOS DE HIELO EXPRESS
Breakfast and departure to Puerto Banderas , where you are begining the excursion “Ríos de Hielo Express tour”, where you will enjoy navigating the Lago Argentino, visiting major glaciers in the region, back in the afternoon. Overnight in El Calafate.
DIA 13: EL CALAFATE / EL CHALTÈN
After breakfast you are going yourself to El Chaltèn. Arrival and accommodation. Time to lunch, in the afternoon you will take a short trek to Mirador Los Còndores and Mirador Las Àguilas or Cascada Mirador Margarita. Overnight in El Chaltèn.
DIA 14: EL CHALTÈN / SELF -TREKKING
Breakfast and free time to do some self-guide trekking.
Overnight in El Chaltèn.
DIA 15: EL CHALTÈN
Breakfast and free day to do some self-guide trekking such us; Laguna de los Tres, Lago Torre, Laguna Capri.
Overnight in El Chaltèn.
DIA 16: EL CALAFATE / BUENOS AIRES
Breakfast and drive yourself to El Calafate Airport to drop off the rental car and take your flight to return to Buenos Aires. Arrival and transfer to hotel. Night in Buenos Aires
DIA 17: BUENOS AIRES
Breakfast and transfer to Ezeiza airport to take your flight to return to Europe.
Since 2018,October 1st until 2019 April 30th