10-Day in Buenos Aires and the Best of Patagonia – From $1,889
AVAILABLE FOR DAILY ARRIVALS IN BUENOS AIRES THRU FEB 28, 2018
This 10 days Buenos Aires and the Best of Patagonia vacation package takes you on a cultural, nature filled, exploration of a lifetime. You will begin your journey in Buenos Aires where you will be immersed in the culture with activities such as a Tango Show, a City Excursion, and a traditional Gaucho Festival. After being filled with life from the vibrant streets of Buenos Aires, you will experience land before time in the Patagonia Area. You will visit the breathtaking Perito Moreno Glacier, El Chaltén Laguna, Torres Del Paine, Beagle Channel and the Tierra del Fuego. Don’t miss out on this recitation of your senses!
- 9 nights hotel accommodations with applicable taxes (3 in Buenos Aires, 4 in El Calafate, and 2 in Ushuaia)
- 11 meals (9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner)
- Half day river cruise in the Delta del Parana
- Gaucho Festival with BBQ Lunch
- Tango Dinner Show
- Perito Moreno Glacier Excursion
- El Chaltén Laguna Trekking
- Torres Del Paine Day Tour
- Beagle Channel Navigation
- Tierra del Fuego Excursion
- English-speaking local hosts and guides
- All Transfers and Sightseeing in A/C vehicles
- Personalized service of our Argentina-based partners
DAY 1 | Welcome to Buenos Aires, Argentina!
Meet and greet service at the Buenos Aires International Airport by your local host who will transfer you to the hotel of your choice for a 3-night stay with breakfast and taxes included.
- Standard Class: Waldorf Hotel
- First Class: Kenton Buenos Aires Hotel
- Deluxe Class: Recoleta Grand Hotel
DAY 2 | Half Day Buenos Aires Sightseeing Tour / Evening Dinner Tango Show | B.D.
Buenos Aires Sightseeing Tour: Discover the Paris of the Americas during your sightseeing excursion. Visit quaint neighborhoods, beautiful open squares of colonial Spanish descent and famous landmarks, starting with the symbol of the city, the Obelisk. This giant monument was built in 1936 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the city. Fall in love with Plaza de Mayo, Plaza San Martin, and Plaza Congreso. Admire the broad avenues that are lined with equally impressive sights including favorites like Corrientes, Mayo and 9 de Julio, which is the widest street in the world containing 22 lanes. The financial and commercial areas of Buenos Aires are home to many interesting local sights and you can’t miss the home of the Argentinean’s favorite past time, the numerous massive soccer stadiums throughout the city. Buenos Aires has a lively multi-cultural blend of European and South American generations-old families. Discover unique architecture in historic neighborhoods like San Telmo, Montserrat, and La Boca. Explore the elegant neighborhoods like Palermo and Recoleta. Between the neighborhoods, you’ll delight in the beauty of nature interspersed at places like the parks Lezama and Tres de Febrero.
Evening Tango Show: In the evening, enjoy a delightful dinner show at a local Tango House. The show is performed by a group of professional artists including musicians, dancers and singers who display their art in a room that recreates an imaginary thirties theater/nightclub with the luxury, refinement, sophistication and glamour of this period that marked the reign of wealth and tango in the most exclusive circles of society. Typical food, served with the best wines, excellent service and atmosphere will make this outing, an unforgettable experience.
DAY 3 | Gaucho Festival with BBQ Lunch | B.L.
Escape the city and get a glimpse of “the simple life” by visiting a wonderful estancia (ranch) to learn about all the interesting parts of the gaucho life. Gauchos are the South American cowboys, usually of mixed Spanish and Native American Ancestry.
This tour will delight all of your senses, starting with a welcoming reception in the traditional Rancho de Adobe. Here you will be treated to empanadas and wine. This is a great opportunity to socialize with everyone and feel at home.
After the reception you will have some free time to explore the grounds. You can be adventurous and choose to go horseback riding, or you can indulge your cultural side with a visit to the bakery or the museum. The options are limitless. After you have worked up an appetite, you will be invited to partake in a parillada, which is a traditional Argentine barbecue. At this time you will be treated to a folkloric show of dancing and singing with a few surprises along the way. The entertainment doesn’t stop there. The gauchos will show you their skills.
Before returning to Buenos Aires you will get to drink some mate (herbal tea), which is the Argentine national drink, along with some wonderful desserts. This day trip may just be the highlight of your time here in Buenos Aires.
DAY 4 | Buenos Aires to El Calafate to begin your Patagonia Journey | B.
At the appropriate time you will be transferred to the local airport to check-in for your flight to El Calafate (Airfare NOT included). Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel of your choice for a four-night stay with breakfast and taxes included. Balance of the day is at leisure.
- Standard Class: Los Hielos Hotel
- First Class: Calafate Parque Hotel
- Deluxe Class: Xelena Hotel
DAY 5 | Perito Moreno Glacier Exploration | B.
Today you will start your journey from El Calafate to the Perito Moreno Glacier and encounter many pleasant surprises along the way. In the outskirts of El Calafate, you can see the Argentine Lake with its round bay populated with an important variety of birds such as the black necked swan, flamenco, duck steam, gallareta, cauquén. The presence of coirones gives frame to the typical yellow of the countryside. Once entering the Perito Moreno Glacier National Park, you can observe the vibrant arboreal vegetation that is formed by nires, sour cherries, lengas and colorful wild flowers. In front of the Glacier, everything is majestic. You can go around the footbridges to catch different views of the Glacier.
DAY 6 | El Chaltén Laguna Trekking / Fitz Roy | B.
Today you will transfer to El Chaltén for a full day tour of the Laguna. Admire the amazing lagoon, glacier and Cerro Torre views, while trekking up to Cerro Torre basecamp. From El Chaltén, there are two head-trails to Laguna Torre; both paths join together after a short walk. The trail enters the Fitz Roy River Valley and continues following the river upstream to its source. This trek will lead you to the first viewpoint located at the gorge of the Fitz Roy River -called Cascada Margarita- which offers a panoramic view of the Cerro Solo, Adela Range, Cerro Torre and the Fitz Roy Mount. Across the river lies the Margarita Waterfall. Halfway to the waterfall you will reach Cerro Torre viewpoint with incomparable views of the Adela Range, Cerro Torre and other granite needles. Continue to the Laguna Torre where it is often possible to find a number of icebergs from the Grande Glacier. Return to Calafate.
DAY 7 | Day Tour of Torres Del Paine | B.
Today is a long, fun-filled day of exploration. Morning arrival at the Chilean Border Point in Cerro Castillo, to complete some paperwork, change money, meet the locals and enjoy a traditional breakfast before heading back on the road. Once everybody is ready, the group will be divided and board smaller buses to begin your guided expedition to the Torres Del Paine National Park. We will arrive to the first attraction, “El Lago Sarmiento”, where we will make a brief stop to admire the beautiful landscape. Our next stop will be at Laguna Amarga. At this point, the group will pay the National Park Fee. Continuing on, we will be arriving to “Lago Nordenskjold”, a beautiful lake where you will be able to see the reflection of the Torres del Paine Peaks or “Cuernos Del Paine”. It is an outstanding gift from nature that will take your breath away. From the Pudeto area, we will begin a one and a half hour trek to “Cuernos Del Paine” and also “Salto Grande Fall”. You can choose to join the trek or choose not to partake. Guests choosing not to partake on the trek will depart to the National Park Administration Center (CONAF). The bus will start the return to Laguna Amarga around 5:00 PM, and from the border, continue to El Calafate with an estimated arrival time between 10:30 PM and 11:00 PM.
DAY 8 | Calafate to Ushuaia / Afternoon Beagle Channel Navigation | B.
At the appropriate time you will board your vehicle for a transfer to Ushuaia. Upon arrival check-in at the hotel of your choice for a two-night stay with breakfast and taxes included.
- Standard Class: Altos Ushuaia
- First Class: Los Acebos Hotel
- Deluxe Class: Las Hayas Hotel
Afternoon Beagle Channel Navigation: Departing from Ushuaia tourist pier we see along the coast, the most important buildings such as the Maritime Museum (former prison house), the End of the World Museum and the industrial area; settled in 1980. From this lookout point, the landscape combines sea and mountains. The Mounts Olivia and Cinco Hermanos, Fique and Tunnel Ranches, the Craggy Mounts and the Encajonado River are all visible. The tour heads to the Beagle Channel, towards the Edeideurs Lighthouse, in the Archipelago bearing the identical name. Heading to Isla de los Lobos (Seals island), we can admire these curious sea mammals and sail silently around the island observing them in their natural habitat in a wonderful scenery. We will then sail to Isla de los Pájaros (Birds Island) and observe the many different species of birds such as the Magellan Cormorants, the majestic Imperial Cormorants, albatrosses, Fullman petrels, giant petrels, Squas and twenty other different species of sea birds.
DAY 9 | Tierra Del Fuego Excursion | B.
Today you will embark on a 4 hour tour around one of the most important protected areas in the country and the only one by the sea shore. We will set off from the city center, traveling through coastal landscapes and after watching the glacier valleys, we will stop at the Fuegian Southern Railway station, where passengers can choose to enter the Park on board the famous ‘End of the World Train’ (ticket is not included). As soon as the passengers reach the Park, the tour around the different interest points begins. At Bahía Ensenada, the ‘Concheros Antropogénicos’, evidence of the native settlements that were in the area around 6,500 years ago, can be appreciated. Then we head to Roca Lake where we can see the geography of ‘Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego’. After walking along the park, we will have some free time to rest and enjoy a visit to “Casita Del Bosque” coffee shop by the Lapataia River. Return to Ushuaia.
DAY 10 | Ushuaia to Airport / Onward Flight | B.
At the appropriate time, you will transfer to the Ushuaia airport to check-in for your onward flight (Airfare NOT included).
PRICES PER PERSON IN US$ – NO MINIMUM GUESTS REQUIRED
AVAILABLE FOR DAILY ARRIVALS UNTIL FEB 28, 2018
|VALIDITY||DOUBLE||TRIPLE||QUAD (2 BDR)||SINGLE SUPPLEMENT|
|Apr 15 to Sep 30||$1,889.00||$1,819.00||$1,835.00||$800.00|
|Oct 1, 2017 to Feb 28, 2018||$2,080.00||$1,961.00||$2,021.00||$975.00|
|VALIDITY||DOUBLE||TRIPLE||QUAD (2 BDR)||SINGLE SUPPLEMENT|
|Apr 15 to Jun 3||$1,955.00||$1,885.00||$1,899.00||$900.00|
|Jul 1 to Sep 30||$2,069.00||$1,985.00||$2,009.00||$1,010.00|
|Oct 1, 2017 to Feb 28, 2018||$2,229.00||$2,129.00||$2,165.00||$1,130.00|
|VALIDITY||DOUBLE||TRIPLE||QUAD (2 BDR)||SINGLE SUPPLEMENT|
|Apr 15 to Jun 30 & Aug 1 to Sep 30||$2,205.00||$2,119.00||$2,139.00||$1,144.00|
|Jul 1 to Jul 31 & Oct 10 to Oct 15||$2,269.00||$2,185.00||$2,199.00||$1,180.00|
|Oct 16 to Oct 31 & Nov 1, 2017 to Feb 28, 2018||$2,495.00||$2,329.00||$2,425.00||$1,394.00|
¹ Triple Occupancy share existing beds.
STANDARD CLASS HOTELS
In Buenos Aires: Waldorf Hotel. The Waldorf is a nice and comfortable hotel located in the Downtown area of Buenos Aries, near the pedestrian only Florida Street, surrounded by delectable restaurants and Irish-style pubs. The hotel features assorted types of accommodations; all of them at a great value. Guests at the Waldorf enjoy friendly service.
The 118 rooms that make up this cozy hotel offer a simple yet elegant decorative style and atmosphere. Each room has amenities such as independent air conditioning, TV, beautiful dark wood floors and free Wi-Fi. In the lobby area, an international breakfast buffet awaits all hotel guests with palatable choices such as eggs, meats, fresh juice and local fruit. Throughout the day, a coffee bar is open offering small snacks and sandwiches.
In Calafate: Los Hielos. Is located within the wonderful natural beauty of Argentina’s Patagonia, Santa Cruz region. The magnificent landscapes include calm lakes, snow-capped peaks, dense forest and the stunning Perito Moreno Glacier.
Hosteria Los Hielos is a beautifully designed new hotel complex built in wood and stone sourced from the region. This luxury boutique hotel blends simplicity and style to fit perfectly within its surroundings.
Restaurant: Hotel Los Hielos offers a sumptuous buffet breakfast with sweets and homemade pastries. Evening meals include the traditional lamb spit roast and other regional dishes served with excellent Argentinean wines.
In Ushuaia: Altos Ushuaia. The Hotel Altos Ushuaia has become a symbol of the city, being the first establishment that is on the way to the Martial Glacier. At Altos Ushuaia, you will experience and marvel at spectacular views of both the Bay of Ushuaia, and the magnificent mountains and forests. The modern 46 guestrooms and suites offer free Wi-Fi, LCD and cable TV, minibars, as well as mountain or water views. To enhance the comfort of your stay, each room has central heat and bathrooms with deep soaking bathtubs. This relaxed hotel is close to some of the most famous attractions in the world making it easy to explore Beagle Channel, Martial Mountains and the End of the World Museum to name a few. Enjoy a dining experience at Altos Resto Restaurant and its welcoming breakfast area. In the inviting living room, sink down in an armchair and drink in the views of this heavenly and extraordinary landscape.
FIRST CLASS HOTELS
In Buenos Aires: Kenton Palace Located in one of the most bohemian neighbourhoods of Buenos Aires City where one can breathes tango and tradition, with quick and easy access from international airports Pistarini Minister and Jorge Newbery and near the major tourist areas of the city (Puerto Madero,Recoleta, La Boca).
An urban style – modern classical reminiscences accompanied by the warmth and personal attention that characterize us , are mixed with a high commitment to the environment, technology and security applied to provide a high level of comfort to our guests.
The entire hotel is air conditioned green which does not damage the ozone layer, lighting and LED TV technology that provides significant savings in electrical energy consumption and environmental protection. A different option that moves you to the Heart of argentinian family with its eclectic roots. Traditions and feelings in the center of the city of Buenos Aires, while maintaining the elegance and warmth characteristic of Kenton Palace.
In Calafate / Patagonia: Calafate Parque Hotel is located on a quiet corner in the heart of the town of the Glaciers, which makes it the ideal choice for those who want to experience the high quality, warm Patagonian service while staying in the center of El Calafate and explore the Perito Moreno Glacier National Park and Torres del Paine. All the rooms are warmly heated with charming décor; Wi-Fi, LED TV’s and cable are just some of the amenities. Returning from your journeys, the large living rooms with fireplaces at Calafate Parque Hotel are a welcome treat. The perfect cure for sore muscles is a soak in the Jacuzzi or perhaps take in a spa treatment, massage, Finnish Bath or sauna. A selection of top-class facilities such as Wi-Fi in public areas, room service, and restaurant, can be enjoyed at the hotel. Make Calafate Parque Hotel your home away from home while exploring all this amazing area has to offer!
In Ushuaia: Los Acebos. This modern and warm property, especially designed for families to enjoy an unforgettable season in a mysterious and magical land, have for you 56 comfortable and spacious rooms with a beautiful view over the Beagle Channel, plus four suites and penthouse.
Stop imagining the magic and mystery of the end of the world … Start living it. Los Acebos Ushuaia Hotel is located next to Las Hayas, 8 km. from the International Airport of Ushuaia Malvinas Argentinas.
DELUXE CLASS HOTELS
In Buenos Aires: Recoleta Grand Hotel: Set in the heart of the upscale Recoleta district, this high-end boutique hotel is an 8-minute walk to the iconic El Ateneo Grand Splendid bookstore and an 11-minute walk to a metro station. It was inaugurated in October of 2012 as the Buenos Aires Grand Hotel, now known as Recoleta Grand Hotel. The Grand Hotel is the perfect destination for those wishing to visit Buenos Aires with its rich culture and history, along with the warmth felt on every street corner.
In Calafate: Xelena Hotel & Suites. Xelena Hotel & spa, a luxury El Calafate hotel, is advantageously located by Lago Argentino in the Santa Cruz province of Patagonia, Argentina.
With 71 rooms overlooking Lago Argentino, 70 m2 indoor-outdoor heated swimming pool, spacious deluxe suites, the unique atmosphere of our luxury hotel in El Calafate is a must-see for business and leisure guests. Enjoy superb convention space, thoughtful service and more.
In Ushuaia: Las Hayas Hotel. There are few places you can enjoy in first person nowadays, the experience of walking through overwhelming landscapes arousing emotions and pleasures, exploring and discovering. Framed by charming and beautiful sceneries, Tierra del Fuego offers a variety to envisage unique sceneries such as Northern steppes, lakes and central forests, summits and glaciers of the majestic Mountain Range, and the unfathomable mysteries, stories and tales of the Beagle Channel.
Our different rooms offer comfort and warm to our guests, making their stay become a wonderful time: Standard, Junior Suite, Luxury Suite and Presidential Suite. Ushuaia is nature and adventure in its utmost expression. Sources of inspiration and challenge, myths and tales that persist even for those who have never set foot on these lands or have never sailed the oceans from South to South.
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