Sample Itinerary (Best of Argentina Travel Package)
Day 1 – Arrival in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reception at the Ezeiza airport, assistance with your baggage and private transportation to your hotel. Day at Leisure.
Day 2 – Half Day Buenos Aires City Tour
Morning at Leisure. At 2pm, the guide will pick you up to discover the beauty of Buenos Aires we will visit it’s Civic Center, the impressive National Congress Building and the May Square (Plaza de Mayo), surrounded by the Government House (Casa Rosada), the Metropolitan Cathedral and the City Hall from colonial days. We will visit as well the famous Colon Theater, one of the world’s best-known opera houses and the cultural price of the Portenos. Next we will tour the traditional San Telmo with its Flea Market. A stop at La Boca, home of the first Italian immigrants where you will observe the picturesque and colorful architecture. Finally we will go to La Recoleta, the city’s most exclusive district full of elegant boutiques, gourmet restaurants and side walk cafes under the ficus (Gomeros).
Day 3 – Tango Show and Dinner in Buenos Aires
Morning & Afternoon at Leisure. At 8:30pm, a guide will pick you up at your hotel to take you to La Ventana “Barrio de Tango” Show and enjoy a delicious dinner.
Day 4 – Flight from Buenos Aires to Bariloche
Breakfast and mid day transportation from your hotel to the domestic Airport in Buenos Aires for your next flight to the city of Bariloche. Reception, assistance and transfer from Bariloche’s airport to your hotel. Night at Leisure.
Day 5 – Bariloche Half Day Small Circuit Tour
This small circuit tour is perfect to enjoy all the beauty of the Bariloche landscapes. Different points on the way are natural observation sites like Bahia Lopez and Punto Panoramico. The Air-Chair of Cerro Campanario located in the center of the stage, takes you to the perfect altitude just to be amazed by the wonderful views of the area. As part of this tour you will enjoy as well many restaurants that will add the typical Argentinean flavor to your trip. In front of Puerto Panuelo, the Llao Llao Hotel and the Capilla San Eduardo are the best attractions offering that unique Swedish colony taste to the visit.
Day 6 – Bariloche – Victoria Island and Arrayanes Woods
This great tour start at your hotel and then to Puerto Panuelo. Then a 30-minute navigation to Puerto Anchorema located in the central and narrower area of the Victoria Island. Here an Air-Chair will take us to the Bella Vista Mount from where we will appreciate the most amazing views of the Bahia, Llao Llao and Puerto Panuelo. Then comes the second navigation to Arrayanes woods located at the Quetrihue Peninsula. Here you will enjoy more than 600 meters of paths to observe great examples of this specie that here became amazing trees forming a forest, unique in the world for its characteristics. Some of the trees can measure up to 18 meters and more than 300 years old.
Day 7 – Flight from Bariloche to El Calafate
Early departure from the hotel to the airport in Ushuaia for your next flight to El Calafate. Arrival and transfer to the hotel of your selection at el Calafate.
Day 8 – Perito Moreno Glacier at El Calafate Argentina
Depart from the hotel toward the Perito Moreno Glacier, located in the Glacier National Park 80 km. from the city of Calafate. From the beginning the tour offers pleasant surprises. Upon leaving the city, along the right side of the road, you can see Lake Argentino with Redonda Bay, which offers an interesting variety of bird life. During the first 50 kms, the direction follows across the Patagonian steppe. At the entrance to the National Park there is a drastic change in the vegetation which is rich in the special types of trees found in the Patagonian Andes: especially ñires, lengas and cherry trees, among others. The glacier is an impressive river of ice with a surface of 257 square Kms.,a length of 30 kms. and a width of four kms. The height of the front wall ranges between 50 and 60 meters above the level of the lake. In the central part of the glacier, the ice has a depth of between 250 and 350 meters. This frozen river descends from the continental ice field and causes in its slow progress landslides and explosions that make the glacier a wonder in constant motion. It is a show that impresses not only by its visual beauty, but also by the constant roar you hear from inside it, which has caused it to be declared a World Heritage Site.
During the tour a walk along the catwalks on the front of the glacier allow a view of this impressive natural marvel from a distinct perspective. After you will do a nautical trip of one hour, Safari Nautico, that allows enjoyment of a different view of the face of the glacier from the level of the water and adds a greater dimension to the height of its peaks and towers. At the end of the tour, begin the return to Calafate to arrive at the hotel.
Day 9 – El Calafate City Tour
Breakfast at the hotel in Calafate. Depart from the hotel to explore the town of El Calafate, located on the shores of Lake Argentino, very close to high summits and deep glacial valleys. The tour starts in the streets of the old quarter, with the typical constructions of the first pioneers who lived there in the early twentieth century. The visit is a real journey back in time from the old El Calafate, train stop and distribution center for goods for the estancias, up to the current tourist town of today.
Visit the Caves of Gualicho, archaeological site that records the traces of the first humans who walked these lands, seeking refuge, food and a temporary home, and is situated just five kilometers from the village. It is noted for its interesting museum that showcases fossil material, archaeological artifacts, and old photographs.
Walk through the caves excavated in the soft limestone rock from the shore of the lake and follow the guided path to
discover reproductions of rock paintings by the prehistoric inhabitants who were the real explorers of these arid grounds 3000 years before. On return, visit the Museum and Historic Interpretation Center. At the end of the tour, return to the hotel.
Day 10- Flight from El Calafate to Ushuaia
Private transfer from your hotel to the airport of El Calafate for your flight to Ushuaia. Reception at the Ushuaia airport, assistance with your baggage and private transportation to your hotel. Day at Leisure
Day 11- Train to the End of the World & Tierra del Fuego Park
We will depart from Ushuaia towards the station of the Train to the End of the World located approximately 8 kilometers from the city. On the way to the Tierra del Fuego National Park you will see a forest full of diverse colors during every seasons of the year and you will observe as well the reconstruction of an Indian camp and a natural waterfall at the La Macarena Station. The Train of the End of the World goes 4.5 kilometers inside the National Park Tierra del Fuego that was created in 1969 as a project to protect the sub Antarctic forests of the regions as well as the Beagle Channel. Located 12 kilometers south from Ushuaia by Rout 3, the Tierra del Fuego National Park is unlike other Andean-Patagonian forests, possesses forests close to the sea coast. It is crossed by parallel mountain ranges in a north west to south east direction dividing the park in valleys of difficult access. Besides of being representative of the local flora and fauna, the national park keeps archaeological remains of the Yamana natives.
Day 12 – Estancia Harberton and Penguin Rookery
The tour sets sail from the tourist port heading southeast to sail on the waters of Ushuaia Bay. During the journey along Beagle Channel, different species of water birds can be seen, such as Imperial Cormorants, Black-browed Albatrosses, Skuas, different kinds of seagulls, and the funny Steamer Ducks or Alakush. The sailing trip continues towards the area of Les Eclaireurs Archipelago, where Isla de los Lobos (Sea Lions Island) is located. There, visitors can see the two typical species of sea lions in the Beagle Channel: South American sea lions and South American fur seals. On another nearby island, a lighthouse was built and named after the Archipelago, and it was precisely in this area where Cruise Vessel Mt. Cervantes sank in 1930. The tour sails on between the coasts of Port Almanza (Argentina) and Port Williams (Chile) and then enters the area of Mackinlay Passage towards Martillo Island, inhabited by the elegant Magellanic Penguins.
Day 13 – Flight from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires
Private transfer from your hotel to the Ushuaia Airport for your flight to Buenos Aires. Reception at the Buenos Aires local airport, assistance with your baggage and private transportation to your hotel. Night at Leisure.
Day 14 – Transfer from the hotel to Buenos Aires’s International Airport