The breathtaking Patagonia landscapes

18 days / 17 nights  From USD2250/pers* (min 2 persons)

  • Nature ●●●●●
  • Culture ●●●●○
  • Cities ●●○○○

When should you travel ?

★★★★★ Mid september – Mid december 

★★★★☆ Mid december – March (Summer, but there are no more southern whales)

Program

DayActivitiesNight
1Arrival in Buenos AiresBuenos Aires
2Buenos Aires guided tour & Tango showBuenos Aires
3Buenos Aires - Puerto Madryn ✈Puerto Madryn
4Valdés Peninsula & Whales watchingPuerto Madryn
5Punta Tombo &Magellanic PenguinsPuerto Madryn
6Trelew - Ushuaia ✈Ushuaia
7Tierra del Fuego NP & Beagle ChannelUshuaia
8Laguna Esmeralda + Flight to El Calafate ✈El Calafate
9Perito Moreno glacier & the Aboriginal cultureEl Calafate
10Boat trip on the Argentine LakeEl Calafate
11Experience an authentic Patagonian FarmEl Chalten
12Free hike in El ChaltenEl Calafate
13El Calafate - Bariloche ✈Bariloche
14Route of the seven lakesBariloche
15Cerro TronadorBariloche
16Circuito Chico & MilongaBuenos Aires
17Discovering the Tigre Delta
Buenos Aires
18Fly home ✈

*The price varies with the customization of the itinerary

The highlights of the trip :

  • Experience a magical Southern right whale watching
  • Navigate through the Southern Patagonian Ice Field and discover many glaciers including the active glacier : El Perito Moreno
  • Discover the gaucho (Argentine cow-boy) culture along with the Patagonian pionniers story
  • Venture into the underground milonga world (places where local people dance tango)

Customize this itinerary

casa-rosada-buenos-aires-turismo

Day 1 : Arrival in Buenos Aires

Your driver will be waiting for you to drive you to your hotel, where you will be welcomed by a member of our team.

  • Private transport from the international airport to your hotel
  • Double room in a 4* hotel with private bathroom and breakfast
  • International flight
caminito-coloured-house

Day 2 : Full day Buenos Aires guided tour & Tango show

Your English-speaking guide will collect you by car for a 6-hour city tour. You will visit by car the neighborhood of La Boca with its famous Caminito street, Puerto Madero district and Recoleta and it’s fascinating cemetery. After lunch, you will continue by foot to visit the historical center and the popular neighborhood of San Telmo.

At night, you will discover the magic of tango, enjoying a tango dinner-show with live orchestra and talented dancers.

  • Double room in a 4* hotel with private bathroom and breakfast
  • Private guided tour with an English-speaking tour guide
    4 hours by car + 2 hours by foot, broken-up by a 1-hour lunch break
  • Tango dinner show including:
    3-course dinner with drinks
    1h45 tango show
    Round trip transfer from your hotel
  • Lunch
elephant seal

Day 3 : Buenos Aires- Puerto Madryn ✈

You will fly in the morning to Puerto Madryn where you will enjoy a free afternoon to visit the seaside town.

  • Double room in an inn with bathroom shared amongst 2 rooms and breakfast
  • Private transfer : hotel in Buenos Aires – airport
  • Semi-private transfer : Trelew airport – hotel in Puerto Madryn
  • National flight : Buenos Aires – Trelew (in extra)
baleine australe valdes

Day 4 : Valdés Peninsula & Whales watching

Explore the Valdés Peninsula, discovering the numerous animals that inhabit this isthmus. You will have the opportunity to sightsee some sea lions, guanacos, patagonian hare, foxes, nandous and many other animals. You will also go whale watching and admire the curious southern right whales coming really close to the boat.

  • Double room in an inn with bathroom shared amongst 2 rooms and breakfast
  • Small group tour to the Valdés Peninsula (11h – 400km) with bilingual guide (Spanish/English)
    Including whale watching (from Mid-June to early December)
  • Entry to the Valdés Peninsula Park
  • Lunch
pingouin argentine

Day 5 : The largest colony of Magellanic penguins : Punta Tombo

Accompanied by your local guide who will help you to understand the rich diversity of the flora and fauna of the area, you will stroll through South America’s largest colony of Magellanic penguins. On your way back, you will get off-the-beaten-path to observe other animals in their natural environment.

  • Double room in an inn with bathroom shared amongst 2 rooms and breakfast
  • Small group tour to Punta Tombo (10h – 360km) with bilingual guide (Spanish/English)
  • Entry to Punta Tumbo
  • Lunch
snorkelling lobos marinos

Day 6 : Trelew - Ushuaia ✈

Free morning in Puerto Madryn. We highly recommend you join an excursion to snorkel with sea lions early in the morning, this is an opportunity not to be missed (in extra) !
You will then fly to Ushuaia.

  • B&B double room with private bathroom and breakfast
  • Semi-private transfer : hotel in Puerto Madryn – Trelew airport
  • Snorkelling with sea lions (in extra)
  • National flight : Trelew – Ushuaia (in extra)
  • Transfer : Ushuaia airport – hotel
parque tierra del fuego
canal Beagle

Day 7 : Tierra del Fuego National Park & Beagle Channel

In a small accompanied group, you will reach the Tierra del Fuego National Park by the “end of the world” train, a route full of history. Once in the National Park, you will discover the Acigami and Roca Lakes and Lapataia bay.

In the afternoon, you will navigate in a small boat up to the Eclaireurs lighthouse. On the way, you will see a sea lion colony and several cormoran species before disembarking at Bridges Island where a guided walk will be offered with an opportunity to learn more about the aboriginals of the area.

  • B&B double room with private bathroom and breakfast
  • Regular tour to Tierra del Fuego National Park with bilingual guide, including train ticket
  • Beagle Channel boat tour in a small group (25 people max) with bilingual guide (Spanish/English) – Snack and hot beverages included
  • Entry to the Tierra del Fuego National Park

Day 8 : Laguna Esmeralda + Flight to El Calafate ✈

You will hike at your own pace through an exuberant sub-Antarctic forest, feeling the peat under your feet until you get to the beautiful Esmeralda Lagoon. 9km-hike, medium difficulty.

In the afternoon, you will fly to El Calafate.

  • Double room in an inn with private bathroom and breakfast
  • Regular round trip transfer to the beginning of the hiking path
  • Private transfer : El Calafate airport – hotel
  • Guide during the hike (in extra)
  • Taxi : hotel in Ushuaia – airport
  • National flight : Ushuaia – El Calafate (in extra)
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discover the Tehuelche prints in Patagonia

Day 9 : Discovering the Perito Moreno glacier & the Aboriginal culture

You will discover the Perito Moreno glacier from the circuit of footbridges in Los Glaciares National Park. From there, you will feel it moving and listen to the ice landslide.
(You can also upgrade to a mini-trekking on the glacier – a unique experience !)

During the evening, you will cross the Patagonian steppe in a 4×4 to some caves, where you will discover paintings that have been left by the first aboriginal populations thousands of years ago. At the end of this magical evening you will be treated with a succulent dinner with a peaceful view over the Argentine lake.

  • Double room in an inn with private bathroom and breakfast
  • Regular tour to the Perito Moreno with bilingual guide (Spanish/English) and round trip transfer from your hotel
  • 4×4 tour to the caves with bilingual guide (Spanish/English)
    Dinner with beverage (vegetarian option available)
    Entry to the archaeological area
    Regular round trip transfer
  • Entry to the National Park Los Glaciares
  • Lunch during the tour
  • Mini-trekking on the Perito Moreno glacier (in extra)
boat_trip_patagonic_ice_snowfield

Day 10 : Boat trip on the Argentine Lake

You will sail for the day on Lake Argentino to see some icebergs and some of the world’s most spectacular glaciers up close. Here you can marvel at the northern face of Perito Moreno, the Spegazzini glacier and the Upsala glacier in the distance, as well as many others. You will also disembark on a former breeding island where you will enjoy wonderful panoramic views.

  • Double room in an inn with private bathroom and breakfast
  • Regular boat trip on the argentine lake in classic category
    Round trip transfer in mini-bus (18 people)
    Gourmet sandwich for lunch
  • Entry to the National Park Los Glaciares
estancia-cabalgata-el-calafate

Day 11 : Experience an authentic Patagonian Farm

You will spend half a day in the footsteps of the gaucho (Argentine cowboys) discovering a Patagonian farm with charming landscapes. You will be welcomed by the lovely owners who will tell you the story of the first native populations of the area. Then you will horse ride for 2 hours before enjoying a delicious barbecue lunch.

You will then head by bus to El Chalten.

  • Night in an apartment
  • Visit to the farm with bilingual guide – including round trip transfer from your hotel, barbecue lunch, visit to the estancia museum and 2-hour horse ride
  • Bus : El Calafate – El Chalten
  • Breakfast
fitz-roy el chalten

Day 12 : Free hike in El Chalten

You will have a free day to hike near the Fitz Roy mountain before heading back by bus to El Calafate.

  • Double room in an inn with private bathroom and breakfast
  • Public bus : El Chalten – El Calafate
  • Guide during the hike (in extra)
llao llao

Day 13 : El Calafate - Bariloche ✈

You will fly in the morning to Bariloche.
Free afternoon.

At night, you will enjoy a gourmet dinner at your place, with the company of your welcoming hosts.

  • Homestay double room with private bathroom and breakfast
  • Gourmet dinner
  • Private transfer : hotel in El Calafate – airport
                                     Bariloche airport – accommodation
  • National flight : El Calafate – Bariloche (in extra)
ruta siete lagos

Day 14 : Route of the Seven Lakes

Take the legendary Road 40 in a minivan to Villa La Angostura where you will make the first stop. Then continue to the Route of the seven lakes, enjoying many viewpoints over each lake until you reach San Martin de los Andes. Return back to Bariloche after lunch.

  • Homestay double room with private bathroom and breakfast
  • Regular tour to San Martin de los Andes with bilingual guide (Spanish/English) including round trip transfer from your hotel
  • Lunch
cerro tronador

Day 15 : Cerro Tronador

Head in a small group to the Cerro Tronador, a dormant volcano to the sides of which you will find the beautiful black glacier : Ventisquero Negro. From there you will enjoy a magnificent view over the Andes mountains.
At night, you will enjoy once again your hosts’ culinary skills during a gourmet dinner.

  • Homestay double room with private bathroom and breakfast
  • Small group tour with bilingual guide (Spanish/English) to the Cerro Tronador including round trip transfer from your hotel
  • Gourmet dinner
  • Entry to the national park
milonga formelle

Day 16 : Circuito Chico & the underground milonga world

Head in the morning to a panoramic tour over the most beautiful viewpoints of the area. You will enjoy, amongst others, a wonderful view over the Moreno Lake and the Llao Llao peninsula from punto panoramico. Not to forget an incredible 360° view from the top of the Cerro Campanario that you will reach in chairlift.

You will fly back to Buenos Aires in the afternoon and spend the night venturing into the underground milonga world. Your dancer/guide will reveal to you all the rules and secrets of the milonga and you will discover the differences between a traditional milonga and an informal one.

  • Double room in a 4* hotel with private bathroom and breakfast
  • Small group tour with bilingual guide (Spanish/English) to the Circuito Chico including the chairlift ticket and round trip transfer from your hotel
  • Private transfer : accommodation in Bariloche – airport
                                     Buenos Aires airport – accommodation
  • Milonga private experience :
    Entry to 2 milongas and 1 soft drink
    Private transfer to 2 milongas
  • National flight : Bariloche – Buenos Aires (in extra)
  • Transfer from the hotel to the first milonga
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Day 17 : Discovering the Tigre Delta

One hour away from Buenos Aires by train, you will find the Tigre Delta, which is the size of Belgium. In the company of your English-speaking guide, you will leave by zodiac for an off the beaten path tour to discover how local people live on the islands. You will discover remote areas, narrow streams with very diverse vegetation, as well as new islands with native plants. You will have the opportunity to have lunch at a local restaurant on an island.

  • Double room in a 4* hotel with private bathroom and breakfast
  • 45km-private tour in zodiac in Tigre (4-5 hours) with an English-speaking guide
  • Lunch
  • Train or Taxi transfer : Buenos Aires – Tigre

Day 18 : Fly home ✈

Your private driver will drive you to the international airport for your flight home.

  • Private transfer hotel – international airport
  • International flight

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