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. At 11:30pm a driver will pick you up and take you to one of Buenos Aires\’s best nightlife venues where your guide will meet you at the door and escort you into the club without waiting in line.
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). At 12:00AM a driver will pick you up and take you to one of Buenos Aires’s best nightlife venues where your guide will meet you at the door and escort you into the club without waiting in line.
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 – Bariloche – Day at leisure
Enjoy the city by yourself. Many activities are always available for you.
Day 8 – 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 9 – Perito Moreno Glacier at El Calafate Argentina
The Glacier Perito Moreno is a river with solid waters in constant movement with an specific speed. The process of formation of the glacier occurred due to the accumulations of frequent snowing during centuries. The fundamental conditions for the glacier formation are huge snows and a constant temperature through the year that allows the ice consistence. We will depart from el Calafate and after a 45 minutes ride we will arrive at the Glaciers National Park located 85 kilometers from the city. The entrance fee of U$13.00 will let you access to one of the most amazing world heritage sites. We will continue for about 20 more minutes till we get to the Perito Moreno Glacier. Perito Moreno is 35 kilometers wide ice field descending towards the lake. The glacier ends in a 210 fee tall wall above the lake being the most impressive view of the Patagonia Nature. The trails are located right in front of the wall. You start walking from the top and descend almost to lake level. You could buy some snacks and basic food from the parlors at the parking but we suggest you to take your lunch box and enjoy it overlooking the Perito Moreno Glacier as one of the most amazing settings in the planet. The things you will remember is the massive view of such a huge ice field, and silence that penetrates your ears, and the noise of the ice falling into the lake. Tour operators usually allow 3-4 hrs to watch the glacier and around 3pm buses depart to arrive at El Calafate by 5pm.
Day 10 – Argentino Lake and Upsala Explorer Navigation
Breakfast at the hotel in Calafate and we will go to Punta Bandera to visit Argentino Lake. First we’ll tour at the northern part of the lake where we’ll see the icebergs floating adrift and then to the Upsala Glacier. Upsala Glacier forms a 50 km. long, 10 km. wide and several hundred meters thick ice stripe. In its central part you will observe a dark sector, the central moraine, where rocks, sand and clay transported by minor glaciers tributaries of the Upsala are deposited. Then we’ll go back to Onelli Bay where we’ll go ashore. Through a forested path we’ll reach one of the most beautiful panoramic points of the tour, the confluence of the Glaciers Onelli, Agassiz and Bolado.4 x 4 Trucks will be waiting for you and in these trucks you will travel around the region, cross the swamp to the panoramic point from where you can observe Cristina Bay, Lake Tanhauser de Oeste and all the area influenced by the Estancia. You can also replace the 4 x 4 with a horseback ride or hiking. On our way back to the hotel we will be able to see the Boca del Diablo.
Day 11- 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 12- 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 13 – 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 14 – 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. Day at Leisure
Day 15 – Transfer from the hotel to Buenos Aires’s International Airport