DAY: BUENOS AIRES
Arrival in Buenos Aires. Transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at
2ND DAY: BUENOS AIRES
Breakfast. Half day city tour during which we are going to see the boulevard of 9th of July, the biggest of the
world, Colombus theatre, Obelisc, May Square, Palermo forest, the small Palermo
district, Monument of Spaniards and the Recoleta Cemitery. Afternoon
3RD DAY: BUENOS AIRES / / TRELEW // PUERTO MADRYN
Breakfast. Transfer to airport. Arrival in Trelew. Transfer to the hotel in Puerto
4TH DAY : PUERTO MADRYN
Breakfast. Full day city tour to Pinguinera of Punta Tombo where we are going to observe the biggest colony of penguins in his natural place with a population of more than 1 million
penguins. Return to the hotel. Overnight.
5TH DAY: PUERTO MADRYN
Breakfast. Full day city tour to Península Valdés where there is a great colony of elephant seal .
If the meteorological conditions permit, from July till November possibbility to make an optional tours in small vessels to watch the franca austrais
whales. This is an safe activity and it’s only possible during the months that the whales stay in the tranquil waters of Peninsula Valdes to give birth or to feed their
kids. Return to the hotel. Accommodation.
6TH DAY : PUERTO MADRYN // TRELEW / EL CALAFATE
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport. Arrival to Calafate. Transfer to the hotel. Calafate is a small town located on the southern shore of Argentino
Lake, in the southwest region of Santa Cruz province. It is 320 kilometers from the provincial capital, RIO
GALLLEGOS. Its name comes from the local bushes that in the old days sheltered the wagon drivers on their long
journeys. Quiet streets, low houses and rose gardens surrounded by poplars make the scenery of this picturesque patagonean
7TH DAY: EL CALAFATE
Breakfast. Full day city tour to National Park of Glaciares to appreciate the Glaciar Perito Moreno.
Distance: 80 km. on gravel road. From Calafate it takes about 2 and a half
hours' to get to the glacier, stopping several times to take
pictures. Visitors stay about 3 hours on the glacier balconies, walking along pathways and admiring it from different specially built
view- points. After this you will enjoy a mini-trekking on the Moreno
Glacier. Unique experience and a chance to know the glacier by walking on it with complete
safety. Seven kilometers before the pathways you embark to cross to the other side of the Rico arm
(the same embarking pier for the nautical safari). On the other
shore, specialized mountain guides welcome the visitors and lead them to the very edge of the
glacier. There they place crampons on their footwear and start walking on the slopes always following their
guides: grooves, small lagoons of the most incredible blue and gullies where water disappears into bottomless abysses are some of the pictures your mind will record during the two hour
walk. A stroll through the forest on your way back to the campsite. Return to the hotel. Overnight..
8TH DAY: EL CALAFATE
Breakfast. Free day for the activities. We suggest you an excursion to Lagoon argentino to Glacier Upsala and
Onelli. This excursion takes you along the north arm of the Argentino
Lake, one of the most beautiful areas of the National Park and only reachable by
boat. This trip is made on comfortable boats with bar, restrooms,
audio, lounge and outdoor space. From Punta Bandera (45 km from
Calafate) you sail for about 2 hours among numerous icebergs- some of them several times the size of the
ship- towards Upsala Glacier. When you get there the ship stops so that the guide can explain the surrounding
landscape: glaciers and mountains form a touching setting that visitors can not help
admiring. But the excursion is not over you continue towards Bahia
Onelli, where you debark (for about 3 hours) to take a short walk through the forest and get an unforgettable
vision: Onelli bay almost completely covered by icebergs, where 3 glaciers that come down from the frozen peaks
meet. You return by boat to Punta Bandera and from there, by land, to El Calafate at approximately 18.00
9TH DAY: EL CALAFATE / USHUAIA
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport. Arrival to Ushuaia. Transfer to the hotel. Ushuaia is the capital city of the argentine province of Tierra del Fuego e Islas del Atlantico Sur. On his frustrated trip around the world, in 1521, Hernando de Magallanes gave the name of Tierra de los Fuegos(Land of the fires) to the coast of the strait located in the southern extreme of the American Continent, showing one of the most common customs of the local indians: the use of fire to fight the cold. The distance between Buenos Aires and this territory is of 3178 kms. La Isla Grande (The Large Island) is a remote place where, until the beginning of the last century, adventurers of all seas prowled around to take with them the profitable product of the hunting of whales, seals and other species of the rich southern fauna. The origin of the southernmost city in the world, goes back to the year 1884, when a small naval station was opened there. At the beginning of the 20th century, the world known jail of Reincidentes (Reoffenders) was opened. It could hold 450 prisoners who had to work in the nearby forests and in the wood industry within the jail.
Ushuaia takes its name after the Yaghanas or Yamanas Indians, for whom it meant the bay that gets into the westÓ
The topography of Isla Grande, shared with Chile, is mainly a mountainous surface, the last elevations of the Andean Range. Although it does not have navigable rivers, there are numerous lakes and lagoons of great beauty.
In the afternoon city tour of Ushuaia. It is a 25 kms round trip excursion, with a duration of approximate 2 hrs and 30 minutes, visiting different places like, the old city area, the port and the steeps streets that are going into the mountains. The excursion end with a visit to the museum of End of the World, one of the oldest buildings of Ushuaia, where you can get an impression of the history of the city and it's explores. Overnight.
10TH DAY: USHUAIA
Breakfast. You take a two and a half hours' navigation tour along the Beagle Channel aboard a modern catamaran, visiting Isla de los Lobos (Wolves' Island), the world known Faro del Fin del Mundo (The End of the World Lighthouse), immortalized by Jules Verne.
In the afternoon excursion to marvelous Tierra del Fuego National Park, (63,000 hectares) which covers approximately 50 kms. It is located 12 kms west of Ushuaia. It stretches up to the frontier with the Republic of Chile and bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the south. There are hardly any plains and most of the mountain slopes are covered by forest until 600 meters above sea level. It is the Subantartic or Andean-patagonic forest, composed of lengas, antartic beech, colihues, cherry trees and cinnamon trees. It has a mild-cold climate. Visit the last point of the continent of South America. Return to the hotel. Overnight.
11TH USHUAIA / BUENOS AIRES
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport. Flight to Buenos Aires. Arrival. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight.
12TH BUENOS AIRES
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport.