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Discovering Patagonia!

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Itineraries

DAY 01:

BUENOS AIRES

Contact with the bilingual speaking guide at the Ezeiza airport and transfer to hotel. Accommodation in Buenos Aires. Overnight in Buenos Aires.

DAY 02:

BUENOS AIRES / CITY TOUR

Breakfast and city tour in Buenos Aires, visiting the traditional Plaza de Mayo with the Casa Rosada, the Cabildo and the Metropolitan Cathedral. Then we will walk through the streets of pavers of San Telmo, where we will relive the colonial past of the city. We will visit La Boca district and their mythical Caminito Street, symbol of football, tango and art. The tour will continue in the trendy Puerto Madero, Recoleta and Retiro, visit the Plaza San Martín, the elegant Avenida Alvear, the Basilica Nuestra Señora del Pilar and Recoleta Cemetery, where lies - among others-the famous Eva Peron and where our tour ends. Return to hotel. In the evening we will go to enjoy a Dinner with a famous Tango show. Overnight in Buenos Aires.

DAY 03:

BUENOS AIRES / PUERTO MADRYN

Breakfast and transfer to airport to flight to Trelew. Arrival and transfer to the city of Puerto Madryn where we will stay. Overnight in Puerto Madryn.

DAY 04:

PUERTO MADRYN – PENÌNSULA VALDÈS

After breakfast, we will begin our tour with a 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 Valdès (colony of elephant seals and sea lions) located at the eastern end of the peninsula. Then we will continue towards Punta Norte, another colony of marine fauna located in the extreme northeast, with a small interpretive center, particularly renowned for its rugged coastline, the contrasts are between high and low tides and of course the presence and attacks of orcas which usually "visit" the area in search of new prey. Depending on the season, we can visit Punta Norte or 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. Once started our return and after a day for other productive return to the city to get around 18 hs. Overnight in Puerto Madryn.

DAY 05:

PUERTO MADRYN – PUNTA TOMBO

Breakfast and departure to the locality of Punta Tombo, after traveling about 80 km on pavement and passing the city of Trelew should take Provincial Route 1 this gravel road, after 170 km arrive at 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. Upon returning there are some interesting options to visit, at the conclusion of the gravel may take National Route 25, opting to go to the coast, visiting Rawson (capital of the province) and Union Beach, where we can see the Commerson's dolphins or visit the port. If instead of the coast is directed towards the valley, we can visit Trelew, the industrial and commercial area, and continuing along Route 25 to Gaiman, welsh colony that retains its traditions, where we can find historic buildings and enjoy a typical welsh tea in one of its famous tea houses. It's very interesting to take the path of the farms and see the welsh chapels and different agro-tourism ventures that are along this route. Then, we will return to the city of Puerto Madryn. Overnight in Puerto Madryn.

DAY 06:

PUERTO MADRYN / USHUAIA

Breakfast and transfer to Trelew airport to flight to Ushuaia. Arrival and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Ushuaia.

DAY 07:

USHUAIA – Navigation to Beagle Channel and hiking with penguins

Breakfast and going to port and start our navigation in the Beagle Channel, we will walk and we will have the opportunity to discover one of the wildest and most beautiful places in Tierra del Fuego. We will depart from Ushuaia to the Estancia Harberton to visit the Acatushún Marine Mammals Museum, and the surroundings which was one of the first places occupied by Europeans upon their arrival at Tierra del Fuego. After the visit, we will embark and sail in the direction of the Martillo Island, during the navigation we could spot the Penguins and other marine mammals. We will walk in the woods and along the sea coast of the island where we will be able to admire the dams built by the beavers, we will return to the beach to leave again for Puerto Harberton and then take a bus to the hotel in Ushuaia. Overnight in Ushuaia.

DAY 08:

USHUAIA – Tierra del Fuego National Park / EL CALAFATE

Breakfast and start the visit to enjoy the landscapes along the Beagle Channel, Lapataia Bay, Green Lagoon and rivers Ovando and Lapataia. We will be visited on foot and in contact with Nature, walks paths and know this paradise at the end of the world, we will end this experience with a different lunch. In the afternoon return to Ushuaia city to go to airport and take a flight to El Calafate. Arrival and transfer to hotel. Free time. Overnight in El Calafate.

DAY 09:

EL CALAFATE / THE GLACIERS NATIONAL PARK - Minitrekking

Breakfast and departure to The Glaciers National Park. Our excursion will begin in the embarking pier located in “Bajo de las Sombras” port, about 6 km before the glacier Balconies - where we will embark for a 20 minutes navigation across "Brazo Rico", enjoying breathtaking views of the Perito Moreno glacier’s front wall. We will disembark on the opposite shore, where specialized bilingual mountain guides welcome us and lead us to a small shelter. After checking the last details, the groups will follow their guides along the lake’s shore towards the edge of the glacier. Once on the ice, the guides will put each participant a pair of crampons on, and explain how to use them. After the walk, a stroll through the forest brings us back to the shelter. Then we will have a short time to go to catwalks and enjoy the magnifique view of Perito Moreno glacier. In the afternoon, we will return to El Calafate town. Overnight in El Calafate.

DAY 10:

EL CALAFATE / DISCOVERY ESTANCIA CRISTINA

Breakfast and departure to Banderas Port, where we will begin the excursion “Estancia Cristina Discovery tour”, located on the northwest coast of Lago Argentino, in the end of the Arm Cristina, Estancia Cristina keeps a unique place in The Glaciers National Park. The Upsala glacier located a few kilometers from the ranch, it is one of the largest in the park. We will navigate the Lago Argentino among icebergs and mountains and then 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 and to the museum and we can also walk around the ranch. In the afternoon, we will embark to return to the city of El Calafate. Overnight in El Calafate.

DAY 11:

EL CALAFATE / EL CHALTÈN

Breakfast and take a regular bus to going to El Chaltèn, arrival and lodging. Free time to take the self – guide trails around the town. Overnight in El Chaltèn.

DAY 12:

EL CHALTÈN

Free day to do some trail to Fitz Roy way or Cerro Torre. Overnight in El Chaltèn.

DAY 13:

EL CHALTÈN

Free day to do some trail to Fitz Roy way or Cerro Torre. Overnight in El Chaltèn.

DAY 14:

EL CALAFATE / BUENOS AIRES

Breakfast and transfer to El Calafate airport to flight back to Buenos Aires. Arrival and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Buenos Aires.

DAY 15:

BUENOS AIRES

Breakfast and transfer to Ezeiza Airport to flight back to Europe.

 Transfers in/out in Buenos Aires – private service with bilingual speaking guide
 City tour in Buenos Aires – private service with bilingual speaking guide
 03 nights accommodation with breakfast in Buenos Aires
 Dinner with Tango Show in Buenos Aires
 Transfers in Puerto Madryn – private service with bilingual speaking guide **
 03 nights accommodation with breakfast in Puerto Madryn
 Excursion to Punta Tombo – private service with bilingual speaking guide **
 Excursion to Península Valdés – private service with bilingual speaking guide **
 Transfers in Ushuaia – private service with bilingual speaking guide**
 02 nights accommodation with breakfast in Ushuaia
 Navigation to Beagle Channel with hiking with penguins with box lunch – SIB – with English speaking guide
 Excursion to Tierra del Fuego National Park with lunch – English speaking guide
 Transfers in El Calafate – private service with bilingual speaking guide **
 03 nights accommodation with breakfast in El Calafate
 Minitrekking on the Perito Moreno Glaciers with box lunch – SIB – with English speaking guide
 Nautical excursion “Estancia Cristina Discovery” – SIB
 Transfer in/out to El Chaltèn – regular bus
 03 nights in El Chaltèn with breakfast
 02 lunch box; 01 lunch; 01 dinner

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