From sea to mountain...a different form to enjoy the deep Patagonia!

  • Code: AT111
  • Duration: 13  Days  12  Nights 
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ITINERARY:

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

After 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 it 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 depart 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 forms this rugged landscape of our Patagonian south. You will be at 100 km from Puerto Madryn in the tourist town of Puerto Piràmides, from here you can embark for “whale watching”: the approximate duration of  01.15 hours navigation. Then, you will visit Caleta Valdès (colony of elephant seals and sea lions) located at the eastern end of the peninsula. Then you 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 lodging. In the afternoon, you will do some activities of the ranch, such us going down to the cliffs to see the elephant seals.

Overnight in Punta Delgada.

Day 05: PUNTA DELGADA

After breakfast you can go to do some activities of the ranch, such us a horse ride through the patagonian steppe. In the afternoon you can go to visit the North of the peninsula. Here, the “orcas”, arrival to show us their majesty.

Overnight in Punta Delgada.

Day 06: PUNTA DELGADA/TRELEW/ESQUEL

Breakfast and you will start the return to Trelew. We can stop in Puerto Madryn to lunch and then you will continue until Trelew airport to drop off the rental car. At night, you will take a bus to go to Esquel.

Overnight on board.

Day 07: ESQUEL/ESTANCIA LOS HUEMULES – Mountain bike or Trekking

At the morning you are arriving at Esquel bus station, where someone of “Estancia Huemules” are waiting for you to take you to the ranch. Here, you can lodge and start some activity such a trekking or mountain bike. After the lunch you can visit the area and relax.

Overnight at Huemules ranch.

Day 08: LOS HUEMULES – Horseback riding to “Vidal Hill”

Today you can do a horseback riding excursion that offers a relaxed journey and the possibility of peaceful enjoying the wonderful scenery that surrounds you. After the initial ascent through the lenga forest you will arrive at a green area for cattle. In this idyllic mountain environment, you will stop for a short rest and take unique photos.

Return and lunch in the camp.

Overnight at Huemules ranch.

Day 09: LOS HUEMULES/ESQUEL/BARILOCHE

After breakfast, transfer to Esquel station bus to go to Bariloche. Arrival and transfer to hotel.

Free time.

Overnight at Bariloche.

Day 10: BARILOCHE – Navigation to Puerto Blest

Today, you can enjoy a beautiful boat ride across of the seven arms that Nahuel Huapi lake has, Blest is one of the most important. Navigating its green waters you will get to “Cántaros Port”, where stairs lead us to a lagoon that origins the “Cántaros” falls, in the heart of the valdivian jungle. Another option during this excursion is to navigate the waters of the “Lago Frías”. Thick forests made up of millennial larches, ferns, lignum vitaes and climbing plants surround this emerald green mirror and behind the vegetation the white summit of “Tronador” Mount stands out.

Overnight at Bariloche.

Day 11: BARILOCHE – San Martin de los Andes by 7 lakes

Breakfast and departure to go along one of the most famous roads in the Argentinian Patagonia: the “Seven lakes” road. The attraction on this road that joins Villa La Angostura with San Martin de los Andes, focuses on the beautiful lakes and lively crystalline water falls that can be appreciated on the way. 
There, where the magical encounter between The Andes Mountain Chain and “Lacar” Lake takes place, San Martin de los Andes (a typical mountain village) is located. After some free time for lunch and walking around downtown, we will go back to Bariloche.

Overnight at Bariloche.

Day 12: BARILOCHE/BUENOS AIRES

Transfer to Bariloche airport to take flight to Buenos Aires. Arrival and transfer to hotel.

Free time.

Overnight at Buenos Aires.

Day 13: BUENOS AIRES

Breakfast and transfer to Ezeiza International Airport to take your flight to return to Europe.

SERVICES INCLUDED:

  • Transfers in/out in Buenos Aires – private service without guide
  • 03 nights in Buenos Aires with breakfast
  • Walking tour around Buenos Aires – private service with bilingual speaking guide
  • Rental car type “Corsa 4 doors “per 4 days with ilimited km Pick up and drop off at Trelew airport
  • 01 night in Puerto Madryn with breakfast
  • 02 nights in Punta Delgada hotel with breakfast
  • Ticket to regular bus Trelew/Esquel – night on board
  • Transfers in/out station bus Esquel/Estancia Los Huemules – private service
  • 02 nights in Reserva Los Huemules in glamping - include activities and all meals (without drinks)
  • Ticket to regular bus Esquel/Bariloche
  • Transfers in/out in Bariloche – regular service
  • 03 nights in Bariloche with breakfast
  • Navigation to Puerto Blest & Cascada de los Cántaros – regular service
  • Excursion to San Martin de los Andes – private service with spanish/english speaking guide

 

SERVICES NOT INCLUDED:

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

 

RENTAL VEHICLE:

Category C (Chevrolet Onix or similar)

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)