Southern Patagonia (ARG & CHILE)
Arrival at Buenos Aires Airport (Ezeiza airport). Tranfer to the hotel.
Breakfast. In the morning city tour in Buenos Aires. This tour gives you the emotion of a multiple Buenos Aires. We will visit the most characteristic places of the “Paris of America”. The Obelisk, Colon Theatre, Recoleta Cemetery, May square (surrounded by the cathedral, the Cabildo, and the pink house where the president works) are some of the highlights that we will include in the tour. We will also visit La Boca neighborhood which was seat of immigrants – mainly Italians – and now home of some artists; San Telmo, traditional neighborhood where Tango performances can be seen in many bars and restaurants; the elegant Recoleta, and the most modern: Puerto Madero.
Breakfast. Day at leisure. We suggest: In the morning, tour to Delta of Tigre River. We will visit the northern area of Buenos Aires. As we pass through the parks and the beautiful buildings, we can see a sensational panoramic view of la Plata River, the widest river in the world. We will see Jorge Newbery Airport, River Plate Stadium, University of Buenos Aires, Olivos residence (where the president lives). Then we will arrive to Tigre where we will begin our navigation into the Parana Delta. Hundreds of island are part of this unique ecosystem that it is located only 20km distance from Buenos Aires.
We will return to the city in the coast train that connects the most elegant residential areas facing the River. The last part of the tour will be done by bus.
Breakfast.Transfer to the airport. Flight to Ushuaia (USH). Arrival and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon excursion to Tierra del Fuego National Park. On this Half day trip, we will visit the only National Park of the Island. It is located 12km to the west of Ushuaia City, near the Chilean border.
In the National Park, we will watch the local flora made of lengas, cherry tree, ñires, and different species of shrubs and flowers. The fauna comprises local and introduced species such as red wolves, beavers, rabbits and many bird species (more than 90 species). Ensenada Bay, Roca Lake and Lapataia Lake are the touristic places that we will visit. We will also do a short walk along the shore of the lake where we will see beavers and reach Lapataia Bay located at the end of the National Route N 3:3063 km distance from Buenos Aires city.
During the tour we will visit the train station of the End of the World Train. It is possible to combine the trip in the train with the tour to the National Park.
Breakfast. Morning at leisure. We suggest visiting the Museum of the Old Prison of Ushuaia. In the afternoon, Navigation on to the beagle channel, visit Les Eclaireurs lighthouse and Sea Lions Island. In the afternoon tour begins in Puerto Tourist “Don Eduardo Arturo Brisighelli” Ushuaia, where you have a view of the most important, Maritime Museum (former prison), Museo del Fin del Mundo, industrial area, etc. buildings. From this point, the landscape is a combination of sea and mountains, and you can see Mt Olivia, Five Brothers, the accomodation Fique and Tunnel, Craggy mountains and river Encajonado. From there, the tour heads to the center of the Beagle Channel, southwest, reaching the Faro Les Eclaireurs, in the archipelago of the same name. In one of these islands is possible to see parts of the ship Monte Cervantes, which sank in 1930. Heading towards the Isle of Wolves, you can enjoy the view of the games of these curious and friendly marine mammals and navigate in complete silence around the island for about 20 minutes observing their permanent habitat, it is a wonderful setting. Then the catamaran will go to the Isle of Birds to see the Magellanic Cormorants and majesty of the Imperial Cormorants, Albatrosses, Fullman Petrels, Giant Petrels, Squas and 20 different species of seabirds. Later, sailing through Paso Chico, to return to Ushuaia, with a view of beautiful frame that gives the city and Mount Martial glacier of the same name.
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport. Flight to Calafate (FTE). Arrival and transfer to the hotel. El Calafate lays in the shore of Argentino lake at 2700km from Buenos Aires in Santa Cruz province. This little town of almost 22000 habitants, is surrounded by the steppe of the Argentinean Patagonia. The turquoise colour of the Argentino Lake makes a contrast with the colours of the dessert (steppe)
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Breakfast. In the morning transfer to Perito Moreno Glacier. The Perito Moreno Glacier is a must-see in Argentina. Together with twelve other glaciers it is part of one of the largest sliding masses of ice and snow in Los Glaciares National Park. This glacier, having a front wall of 5 Km long, is 60 m high above Lake Argentino. We will drive 80km next to Argentino Lake until we reach Los Glaciares National park. It is incredible how different it is the vegetation next to Andes. We will drive following Brazo Rico (arm of Argentino Lake) till we arrive to the whisper turn, there we will find the amazing Perito Moreno Glacier.
We will park in the footbridge area where we will admire the Perito Moreno Glacier and witness the fall of ice blocks from a close distance.
At the beginning of the footbridge area, the guide will give us a brief explanation and show the way. Before reaching the first balcony, you will observe the plate with the statement of World Heritage of Mankind, granted by the UNESCO in 1981; and farther on, two informative stands about glacier processes and the formation of the Perito Moreno in particular.
Every viewpoint offers a new perspective. From the entrance of the footbridge area, there is a distance of 400 meters to the lowest balcony, the closest to the front of the glacier. The intermediate balcony is the best place to appreciate the northern area of the glacier with a good sight of the Canal de los Témpanos and towards the left of this viewpoint is the second balcony, right opposite the glacier.
Even if the largest glaciers in the Park are the Viedma and the Upsala, the Perito Moreno is a large sized glacier located only 200 meters over sea level, which enables to reach its very front easily, not like the other glaciers, which can only be accessed after trekking or sailing for a while.
The Perito Moreno is the only glacier that maintains its balance, that is to say, all the ice mass it receives from its source basin in the winter is gradually lost in its front during the summer.
Almost at hand reach, a strange set of dimensions and perception for the senses. At times, gentle, quiet, freezing both time and the atmosphere. Once in a while, some murmur, a roar growing from the depths.
Breakfast. Day free, we suggest Full day Navigation All Glaciers. Another extraordinary excursion recommended in El Calafate is the navigation to the northern arm of the Lake Argentino. In this excursion we will watch the amazing Upsala glacier, that is the biggest glaciar of the south area of the National Park. Also we will se the Spegazzini Glacier that has the higgest wall of the park, 135 meters and the Onellis Glacier. Plenty of icebergs will be moving around the catamaran during the whole tour.
Breakfast. We will drive to Chile till we arrive to Torres del Paine National Park.
Torres del Paine is locatedin the Southern Chilean Patagonia, covers 181.000 hectares that encompasses mountains, rivers, turquoise lakes, and a huge variety of wildlife. Â It is considered one of the best National Parks of South
The park is an ideal place for travelers that look to explore a virgin and isolated area in touch with nature. The towering granite massif is the famous postal of Torres del Paine, The highest peak is the Paine Grande (3050 m), although the most representative peaks are the “Cuernos del Paine”. Between the most common wildlife that lives in Torres del Paine National Park are the guanacos (Andean camelid) , Ã±andÃºes (American ostrich) , condors, cougar, and foxes, in addition to a great variety of birds that mainly inhabit in the lakes and lagoons.
Plenty of hiking trails were thought for adventurous trekkers that visit every year this unique place in the world.
The best time of the year to visit Paine is between October and April.
Breakfast. Day at leisure. We suggest Trekking to Torres del Paine Base. A vehicle will take us to Laguna Amarga (Bitter Lagoon), getting to the Hosteria Las Torres. This place will be our starting point to the Torres del Paine base. The trip can be done by trekking tour or horseback riding. The ascension to the legendary Torres del Paine will be initiated by walking and ascending the mountains, ones we reach the forest, we will be close to Torres del Paine base.
When we arrive to the Base, a small lagoon will show us the reflection of the Granite magnificent Torres del Paine. This is one of the worldwide most know places of Patagonia, especially to get an unforgettable picture from this National Park.
This tour is available from september to May
Breakfast. Day at leisure. We suggest Navigation to Grey Glacier. Daily using 2 frequencies (09:00 and 15:00 Aprox.) we will sail to the base of Grey glacier. After 1 hour of navigation and being witnesses of beautiful landscapes, we will reach the Grey glacier front wall, the most important one inside the Torres del Paine National Park.
At the present time this huge natural marvel with over 25 mts hight, posses marvelous colors and shapes, mysterious sounds that come from the inside, making it a overwhelming and spectacular natural event.
We will navigate at the front of the glacier for almost 1 hour, enjoying at the same time some millenary drink with glacier millenary ice.
Our vessel, the Grey II, offers to the passengers the ideal comfort for this kind of tour. They can take 50 passengers comfortably seated, have wide windows, heated room and passenger bathrooms. The deck allows us to get the most spectacular pictures, and our guides and the crew will be our hosts and friends during this marvelous trip.
Breakfast. We will drive for 5 hours to Punta Arenas Airport. Flight to Santiago.
Breakfast. Tour Wine Route of Maipo Valley. Departure from Santiago towards Maipo Valley. This is an ideal tour for learning about some of the history and magic of wine, in some of the most prestigious wineries in Chile and the world. An experience framed by the greenness and imposing mountains of this valley. Here it is possible to taste different wine varieties, appreciating their quality, flavour, and scents. Prestigious and renowned wineries such as Cousiño Macul, Undurraga, Concha y Toro, are to be found in this valley. Arrival to the Maipo Valley, to one of its wineries to learn about the wine making process, walk around the vineyards, production plants, wine cellars and to see the final product already bottled.
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport for International Flight.
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