DAY 1: YOU ARRIVE IN BUENOS AIRES
(staying for 5 nights, with 2 tours included)
Flight arrival in Buenos Aires, Argentina!
Welcome at the airport and transfer with private vehicle and guide to your hotel.
|Buenos Aires City Tour: the highlights of Buenos Aires are its architectural and cultural richness. Known as "The Paris of South America", Buenos Aires has definitely an European look, yet reveals its "Latino" roots with its outgoing people and never-ending nightlife. We will take you to discover the most important highlights of this cosmopolitan city.|
For your convenience our Buenos Aires group city tour is done only in English (no simultaneous English/Spanish speaking guide) and it is done in small groups therefore providing a much higher quality experience than any other Buenos Aires group city tour. This tour is done in the afternoon (3 hours).
DAY 2: BUENOS AIRES
Transfer in private vehicle to Buenos Aires port.
A Step back in Time to Uruguay’s Colonia del Sacramento
You’re invited to step back in time and experience the historic city of Colonia del Sacramento, in Uruguay. A regular ferry takes over 3 hours to reach Colonia, but with your business class seat on our fast ferry, you’ll be there in just 1 hour and 15 minutes, giving you much more time to explore this beautiful slice of cobblestoned history.
Colonia del Sacramento was founded in 1680 by the Portuguese and is renowned for its old cobblestone streets and colorful houses, reminiscent of old Lisbon. It is one of the oldest cities in Uruguay, and its entire historic quarter has been designated Mankind’s Cultural Heritage by UNESCO.
This tour is self-guided, except for the 1-hour group tour in Colonia’s historic district. The boat company coordinator will receive you in Colonia and coordinate your group tour, lunch and the ticket for the hop-on/hop-off bus for your transfer to town and leisure time in the city.
Boat return to Buenos Aires and transfer to your hotel in private vehicle.
DAY 3: BUENOS AIRES
Passion and Beauty: an Authentic World-class Tango Experience
You are cordially invited to an evening of live music filled with passion, sensuality and dancing, at one of the best Tango venues in Buenos Aires: La Ventana. Located at the heart of the historic San Telmo neighborhood, you’ll enjoy a world-class Tango show in a restored tenement building (or, ‘conventillo’). This enchanting show also boasts unique features of Argentine folklore.
As you step through the doors, you’ll feel as though you have traveled back in time, with the interior of the building preserved in its original style. The show at La Ventana is a journey through the history of Tango, in which you’ll experience different and authentic styles of this mesmerizing dance, each with its own particular set of music, dancing style, and costumes.
Tango is a universe onto itself as it creates a multi-layered marriage of music, dance, singing and poetry.
This tour includes group transfers and dinner with non-alcoholic beverages & wine.
DAY 4: BUENOS AIRES
|Transfer to Estancia El Ombu. |
DAY 5: BUENOS AIRES
|Full day at Estancia El Ombu. |
DAY 6: LAST DAY IN BUENOS AIRES
Transfer in private vehicle to Buenos Aires Airport.
DAY 6: YOU ARRIVE IN BARILOCHE
(staying for 3 nights, with 2 tours included)
Flight arrival in Bariloche. Welcome at airport and private transfer to your hotel.
DAY 7: BARILOCHE
A Panoramic Hiking Experience to Awe-Inspiring Vistas (private tour)
Get ready for a one-of-a-kind panoramic hiking experience, where you’ll be enchanted by some of the most breathtaking panoramic views of Patagonia, including one of the ten most beautiful views in the world, as rated by National Geographic!
Our expert guide will help you hone your hiking skills, as you set out to explore the surrounding areas of Mount Llao Llao. You’ll also take a chairlift ride up Campanario Hill, where you’ll enjoy awe-inspiring panoramic views of deep-blue lakes and snow-capped mountains. Get your camera ready as this will surely be one of the best opportunities to take some of the most wonderful and sublime landscape photos out there!
This is a half-day private tour.
DAY 8: BARILOCHE
Navigating the Nahuel Huapi Lake (in VIP cabin) & Exploring the Victoria Island and the Myrtle Forest
Prepare to navigate the beautiful blue waters of the Nahuel Huapi Lake, the largest in Argentina’s Lake District, set against the backdrop of the snow-capped Andes mountain range. We’ll enjoy our exclusive seating in the boat’s VIP cabin located on the upper deck. From here we’ll experience superior panoramic views and a much more exclusive setting, since there are only 50 seats in the VIP cabin (compared to the over-200-people capacity of the regular cabin).
Known for its cold glacial waters and for being the habitat of kelp gulls and blue-eyed cormorants (which are typically only found near oceans), the Nahuel Huapi Lake provides plenty of natural beauty and beckons with the serenity of its waters.
We’ll visit the largest island on the Nahuel Huapi Lake: Victoria Island, home to a wide array of flora and fauna; also offering plenty of history, including ancient cave paintings. Another highlight of this navigation includes a visit to a unique forest of myrtle trees at Arrayanes National Park. These intriguing, cinnamon-hued trees are known for their attractive, smooth and tan bark, peppered with white spots; and giving the forest a captivating mystique. In fact, it’s widely fabled that Walt Disney, during his visit to Argentina, was inspired by this forest to create his animated classic “Bambi.”
This is a long half day group tour.
DAY 9: LAST DAY IN BARILOCHE
Transfer in private vehicle to Bariloche Airport.
DAY 9: YOU ARRIVE IN EL CALAFATE
(staying for 3 nights, with 2 tours included)
Flight arrival in El Calafate. Welcome at airport and private transfer to your hotel.
DAY 10: EL CALAFATE
An Experience of Conquering the Mighty Perito Moreno Glacier!
Discover your inner adventurer as you explore and conquer one of the world’s most awe-inspiring and unique glaciers: The Perito Moreno. This splendid ice giant showcases its mighty glory in the Patagonian Glaciers National Park, which has been declared Mankind’s Natural Heritage site by UNESCO. The park’s vast size not only gives it the distinction of being the largest ice mantle in the world after Antarctica, but also that of being the third largest fresh water reserve on the planet.
Now, picture yourself strapping on your ice spikes, as you begin trekking along this ice giant on a full-day discovery journey along one of the few glaciers in the world, which is actually growing and advancing.
Your full day of adventure will include a close-up navigation of the Perito Moreno Glacier and a visit to the seven panoramic balconies facing the front of the glacier where you’ll have amazing picture-taking opportunities. After an adventure-packed day, you’ll be able to rest with the satisfaction of having successfully conquered the mighty Perito Moreno!
This is a full-day group tour and has an age restriction (click on tour name above for details).
DAY 11: EL CALAFATE
Icy Blue Giants: Navigate the Largest Patagonian Glaciers and take the most Awe-inspiring Glacier Photos (in boat’s VIP section)
Hop aboard as we embark on a discovery journey to admire the second largest glacier in South America: the Upsala, as well as other Patagonian ice giants only accessible by boat. The glaciers’ grandness is imposing, and their color remarkable: ranging from pure white to shades of dark blue. We’ll get comfortable in our seats, inside the exclusive VIP cabin on the upper floor of our ship, where we’ll experience better panoramic views with superior comfort and service.
On our way to the Upsala Glacier, we’ll enjoy great photo opportunities while we see icebergs of incredible and diverse shapes and sizes.
This is a full-day group tour and includes lunch at VIP boat cabin, including water, soft drinks, wine and beer.
DAY 12: LAST DAY IN EL CALAFATE
Transfer in private vehicle to El Calafate airport.
DAY 12: YOU ARRIVE IN USHUAIA
(staying for 2 nights, with 1 tour included)
Flight arrival in Ushuaia. Welcome at airport and private transfer to your hotel.
DAY 13: USHUAIA
The Beagle Channel Odyssey of Discovery: The Gable Expedition
Get ready to experience a one-of-a-kind canoeing and trekking adventure at the Ends of the Earth!
We’ll set off to explore the mighty Beagle Channel: the same waters navigated by the first founders of Ushuaia and by adventurous explorers the likes of naturalist Charles Darwin. As we follow this route in our canoes, we’ll feel both a sense of freedom and isolation from civilization, taking us back to a time when the Yamana tribe inhabited this distant corner of the planet.
Our final destination will take us off-the-beaten-path and onto the remote, uninhabited Gable Island; the largest island in the Beagle Channel.
This is a full-day group tour and includes lunch with non-alcoholic beverages & wine.
DAY 14: LAST DAY IN USHUAIA
Transfer in private vehicle to Ushuaia airport.
DAY 14: YOU ARRIVE IN BUENOS AIRES
Arrival in Buenos Aires and transfer to Ezeiza International Airport in private vehicle.
We look forward to welcoming you again in Argentina!
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