Argentina top to bottom 13 days / 12 nights
Day 1 Buenos Aires
After the welcome at the International Airport of Ezeiza, the trip to the selected hotel will take place. The rest of the day is free to rest at ease. Accommodation.
Day 2 Buenos Aires
During this day, we will make a city tour over the Buenos Aires city, showing its different districts, communities and architectural styles. We will discover the magic of Buenos Aires in a 4 hour city tour in which you will visit the ancient Council, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Capitol (better known as "Pink House"). The buildings that surround the "Mayo Square" consist of the above mentioned spots. The tour also includes the magnificent areas of Recoleta and Palermo, with their beautiful parks and buildings, the Colon theatre, one of the five most important Opera theatres of the world and many other buildings and palaces of architectural, historical and cultural value. We will visit San Telmo area, one of the most antique districts of the city, as well as the Boca district, with its "caminito"- a picturesque pedestrian street, where you will find its colorful metal sheet tenements. Finally, the tour will lead us to the recently recycled district of Puerto Madero, old area of the Buenos Aires port. Free afternoon to do shopping around the city. Return to hotel. Accommodation.
Day 3 Buenos Aires / Iguazú Falls
We will travel to the local airport, to head Puerto Iguazú. Arrival, welcome. During the afternoon: Half-day tour to admire the waterfalls from the Brazilian side. It is a giant balcony from where the waterfalls in all their extent can be viewed, having also the choice of observing them from more distant and wider angles. The area to be covered is made of an only circuit of footbridges that is located in front of the falls, and offers a panoramic view which is really astonishing. The tour offers a wide route from which all the splendor of the landscape falls and waterfalls can be observed. Accommodation.
Day 4 Iguazú
We will make the tour to the waterfalls, covering them from the Argentine side. The visitor will find more than 270 water falls along the cliffs and islets, split into a half moon that is the shape of this beautiful geographical feature. From the visitors’ center, the paths can be covered on foot or a picturesque little train can be chosen for that purpose. The National Park has two circuits to be covered: one at a lower surface and the other at the upper one. In the lower circuit, one can reach the base of the falls, where the magnificence of their beauty can be appreciated. In the upper circuit, the tour is a bit more sedentary where unique landscapes can be viewed from footbridges and viewpoints, which makes the tour an unforgettable experience. Accommodation.
Day 5 Iguazú / Calafate
Transfer to the local airport, to fly to the next destiny: El Calafate. Take the direct flight to El Calafate (1 technical scale, no need to change plane) Upon arrival El Calafate, assistance and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation.
Day 6 Iguazú / Calafate
Full day tour to the National Park Los Glaciares, visiting the Perito Moreno Glacier. This natural monument of extraordinary beauty has been declared by UNESCO as Humanity Patrimony. Leaving Calafate we must cover 50 miles to reach the National Park. Once inside the park we will be able to observe the arboreal vegetation of the Patagonia Andean forest, which is mainly from the “notofagus” family. Further on, we will have access to the footbridges of the glacier, with fantastic panoramic viewpoints. In this area there exists a big quantity of glaciers, and the most famous is the Perito Moreno: it has a frontage of 3.12 miles and is 60 meters high above the level of the Argentine Lake, and a total surface that exceeds the one from several big cities of the world. It is one of the few glaciers that is still in full advance. During any season of the year the visitor can enjoy its constant collapses of ice towers that break into multiple ice floes. In variable periods of time, one unique phenomenon that calls experts and tourists around the world is performed: the breakage of the natural dry dock that the glacier produces while advancing over the river. This phenomenon is a spectacle of wonderful and incomparable characteristics.
Note:The park also offers alternative and optional tours, such as tours to the lakes or mini-trekking along the Perito Moreno glacier. Accommodation.
Day 7 Calafate
Day at leisure. We recommend to sail along the Argentine Lake to visit the glacier field. You would see, among other, the Upsala glacier (the biggest in terms of size and surface), the Spegazzini and Onelli glaciers. Accommodation.
Day 8 Calafate / Ushuaia
Transfer to the local airport to fly to the city of Ushuaia, the End of the World!! Welcome at the airport and transfer to the hotel; free afternoon. Accommodation.
Day 9 Ushuaia
We will make the half-day visit to the National Park of Tierra del Fuego. The area is specially known because of the rareness of the animal and vegetable life and as the only park of the country that has an extended maritime coast. We will be able to watch lakes, small lakes and rivers. Here guanacos, red foxes, beavers and condors live together among forests of cherry trees, lenga trees and Antarctic Beeches (in Spanish ñires). It is the only national park of the country that has a marine coast. During the tour we go deep into the rugged topography and along the crossing mountain roads towards the “Lapataia” River, where we have an excellent view of the Green Small Lake and the Lapataia Bay. Over there we will have a clear idea of the original inhabitants (Onas or Yamanes), since the place keeps several archaeological zones. During the tour, we will visit the Train Station of the Southern Fuegian Railway – Station of the end of the World – and we will make a stop (optionally) to take the train that covers the National Park along forests and peat bogs. The narrow gauged convoy will guide us through the old alignment that the prison train had, which was used for the work of the prisoners.
During the afternoon we will sail along the Beagle Channel. The tour starts at the tourist port of Ushuaia. From this site, the landscape is a combination of sea and mountains and the mounts of Olivia and Five Brothers as well as the Ranchs Fique and Túnel can be admired. From there, the tour continues to the centre of the Beagle Channel, reaching the Lighthouse Les Eclaireurs, in the homonym archipelago. This lighthouse sometimes is mistaken with the one of “the end of the world”, which is located at the States Island and shows the sailors the access to the Ushuaia bay.
Heading to the Wolves Island, it is possible to sail in complete silence around the island and observe this beautiful colony of sea lions – the Southamerican sea lions and the Southamerican fur seals– in its permanent habitat. The catamaran continues the trip towards the Birds Island, where one can match the majesty of the Imperial and Magallanes Cormorants, albatross, petrel birds, Squas birds and 20 different species of seabirds. Later on, sailing through Paso Chico, we will make the return trip to Ushuaia, with a view of the beautiful frame that Martial Mount and the homonym glacier give to the city. Accommodation.
Day 10 Ushuaia / Trelew / Punta Tombo / Puerto Madryn
Transfer to the local airport to fly to Trelew. Once there, we will travel 75 miles to the south of the city of Trelew, where we can find one of the most diverse colonies of marine poultry in the world, which houses the biggest continental concentration of Magallanes penguins: Pingüinera de Punta Tombo (Punto Tombo Penguin colony),
The Sighting season: From September to April.
The Natural and protected area Punta Tombo has a population of more than 400.000 adult samples, with whom we will live in their natural habitat. This natural reserve also protects other species such as the kelp gulls, oystercatchers, imperial and rocker cormorants. Besides, some maras, rheas, guanacos, and foxes can be watched. Then we will continue our trip to Puerto Madryn. Accommodation.
Day 11 Península de Valdés
During the morning we make a full day tour to Península Valdés. To make this fantastic tour, which undoubtedly will be an irrepetible experience, we leave early in the morning to reach Puerto Pirámides. Over there we stop to watch the whales on board of a catamaran (OPTIONAL). Whales go there every year to fulfill their reproductive cycle, and thus they can be seen between June and December).
The same way, during summer season, some sea lions can be observed. Then we continue the tour to the south of the Peninsula, to reach Punta Delgada at noon and we have lunch there in the complex of the lighthouse (OPTIONAL). Later on we go down through the cliffs to have the unique experience of walking among the majestic elephant seals. Then we travel towards Punta Cantor to watch the external coast of the peninsula and we reach the first part of Caleta Valdés, a narrow spit of land that separates the open sea from a marine lagoon and in which coasts some penguins, sea lions and elephant seals gather along with guanacos, maras and rheas. Return trip to Puerto Madryn. Accommodation.
Day 12 Puerto Madryn / Trelew / Buenos Aires
We will go to the local airport to fly back to Buenos Aires. Arrival, assistance and transfer to the selected hotel. Accommodation.
Day 13 Buenos Aires / End of Trip
Transfer to the international airport to fly back home. End of our services.
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