Buenos Aires & Southern Patagonia 14 Days

Day 01
Buenos Aires
Welcome to Argentina!
Upon arrival in Buenos Aires you will be met at the airport and have a transfer in private to your hotel.
On your first day in the city you will be contacted by one of our Destination Hosts, who will check with you details of your itinerary, provide you with the printed documentation, and add any information you might need. She/ he will be your local contact while you are traveling with us and will be ready to answer your questions, give you tips about places to go, restaurants to eat and anything else you might be interested in. Not just about Buenos Aires, also about the different places you will visit during your whole itinerary.

You will have the rest of the day to enjoy this vibrant city, leaving you the remainder of the day to explore the historic neighborhoods and enjoy the cafe culture of Buenos Aires.

Please, check our Optional Tours in case you would like to add an activity.
Day 02
Buenos Aires City Tour & Tango Show
In the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel to enjoy our City Tour.
Over the course of a half day you will have the chance to visit the historical and political centre of the city; San Telmo with its cobblestone streets, La Boca where Buenos Aires turns colorful and tango is ever present, and the chic and aristocratic Recoleta, where the big palaces remind us that Buenos Aires was once the Paris of the South.

Duration; 3- 4 hours

In the evening you will be picked up from your hotel (shared service) to be driven to one of Buenos Aires' most emblematic cultural highlight's; a Dinner and Tango Show offering a spectacular demonstration of the finest local dancing accompanied by delicious Argentine cuisine and all the malbec you'd like.
At the end of the evening you will be driven back to your hotel.
Total duration (dinner + show); 4 hours (aprox)
Day 03
Buenos Aires / El Calafate
At appropriate time you will be picked up at your hotel and transferred to the airport for your flight to El Calafate. Private service.

Welcome to Southern Patagonia!

El Calafate is located in the Patagonian steppe, dry and dramatic.
It is on the border of Lago Argentino (Argentina's biggest lake), considered capital of the glaciers. It is the gate to visit worldwide known Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the only glaciers in the world that is still advancing.

Upon arrival you will be taken to the hotel (shared service) and have the rest of the day to relax or explore the areas around the town or if possible, make the 1km hike out to Laguna Nimez for a beautiful Patagonian sunset.
Day 04
El Calafate: Perito Moreno Glacier
After an early breakfast, you will leave on a full day excursion to Perito Moreno Glacier (shared service), in Los Glaciers National Park. A UNESCO World Heritage site since 1981 and home to one of the most awe inspiring landscapes in Argentina; Perito Moreno Glacier is a site to behold.
During about 1 hour a bilingual guide will provide you with all the information you might want to know, and things you might have never thought about.
On arrival you will have the chance to enjoy stunning views of the glacier from the nearby walking trail and viewing platforms.
But not just that, you will also enjoy the included Perito Moreno Glacier boat cruise that will take you close enough to fully appreciate the 80m high ice walls! In the early evening, you will return to you hotel in Calafate.
Day 05
El Calafate / El Chalten
In the morning you will go to the bus station by your own.
Most of hotels are walking distance from the bus terminal, but if you prefer to take a taxi, roughly you might spend usd5/7.
Please, in case you want a taxi, we recommend reserving it the day before at the Front Desk in your hotel, to guarantee the availability.
You will take a comfortable public bus, where for during about 3 hours you will be able to enjoy the desert of Southern Patagonia on the famous Route 40. You will pass through La Leona river, that connects Lake Argentino and Lake Viedma.
By the river you will see La Leona Road House where once Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid after robbing a bank where hidden for almost a month.

Usually on arrival to El Chalten, the bus stops 15 minutes at the Park Ranger office to give you general explanations about the park, recommendations, etc. They are very informative and enthusiastic to share their love for the Park.

El Chalten is the top rated trekking destination, the Argentinean capital of trekking. Located at the foot of the Fitz Roy Mountain, surrounded by glaciers, lakes, rivers and forest, it is still a hidden gem of our south. The charming little village, that is also the start point for most paths, is a paradise for walkers and trekkers alike.

Upon arrival you will make your way to your hotel. In El Chalten, most of the hotels are within a few blocks of the bus station, but if you prefer to take a taxi or remis, you can take it once in the bus terminal and they will cost you approx. 5/8 usd.

On arrival you can explore the surroundings, have a stroll around a little waterfall, or just relax in the local brewery.
Day 06
El Chalten- Mountains and Lakes, Self guided.
Be prepared for an exciting day in the wild Nature. El Chalten offers a range of options for all kind of difficulty of trekking.
From the door of your hotel, you can go for a short 3 K walk, with views of the Rio de las Vueltas, lenga forest and the chance to see all kind of birds (great woodpecker spotting opportunity).
If you are looking for great mountain views, in one hour and a half you can be at the Cerro Torre view point.
For trekking fans, continue all the way to Torre base or go for the 8 hours trekking for the most impressive view of Fitz Roy and the whole massif by Laguna de los tres path (Highhly recommended!!). This is a trek that becomes difficult in the last bit but totally worth the effort.

You can choose where and when to go, and at your own pace, since the paths are self-guided and very well marked and maintained.
We will provide you with complete trekking information of the park, so that you can decide the best plan to make the best of your day.
Day 07
El Chalten / El Calafate
This morning you can choose any other trek from a great variety that this National Park offers. Bear in mind that in the afternoon you will board your bus back to El Calafate (you have to go to the bus station by yourself).
The three hours driving back will be a good opportunity to rest enjoying the views from your window.
Upon arrival you will make you way from the bus station to your hotel. (In El Calafate a taxi will cost roughly $8 to get from the bus station to your hotel.)
Day 08
El Calafate / Torres del Paine
In the early morning you will be picked up for the full day excursion to Torres del Paine National Park..
Along the road you might be able to see rheas, guanacos, Patagonian hare, and even condors.
After crossing the Patagonian steppe from North to South, you will arrive at the border post "Cancha Carrera" after a 2,5 hrs trip. There, you will start to travel through the beautiful South Chile until you arrive at the "Torres del Paine" National Park ("Blue Towers" in the Tehuelche language, due to the predominant color).

It is important to mark that today you are crossing the border to get into Chile. Please, make sure you have your passport.

Keep an eye out for wild guanacos as they roam the windy plains.
It is a long day, but we belive it deserves every hour. Some of the wonders of the world renowned park that you will visit will be Salto Grande, Laguna Amarga, Lago Pehoe, the Cuernos del Paine and of course, the famous Torres del Paine.

In the evening you'll be dropped off at your hotel to stay the night inside the park.
Day 09
Torres del Paine National Park– Self Guided
Torres del Paine is one of the most beautiful protected areas of South America, and for sure the best way to explore it is by foot.

If you like hiking and nature, this should be one of the highlights of your trip.
From owls to deers, from condors to guanacos, from orchids to blueberries, with the back of the impressive granite massif, this magnificent place is breathtaking.
Some of the trekking options include the full day to the base of the magnificent Torres del Paine, ideal for trekkers, the intense blue of the Grey Glaciar or the unforgettable view of the French Valley.

Depending in which area of the Park you are staying, you will be able to explore different paths. We will provide you with complete trekking information of the park, so that you can decide the best plan to make the best of your day.

Please check with our travel Advisor which are the best options from your hotel location.

Check also our Optional Tours in case you would like to add an activity, or quote a guide for this day.
Day 10
Torres del Paine / Punta Arenas
At an appropriate time a shuttle will take you from your hotel to Punta Arenas (shared service, approximately 4 ½ hours).

The Chilean southernmost city, it was once a wealthy, aristocratic and European style place. Before the Panama Canal opened, this was the most important stop before or after crossing the Magallean straight. You can see the remains of that in the local cemetery, with its impressive mausoleums and in the architecture of the oldest areas. Stroll around to discover the old mansions and a character filled place in the extreme south Patagonia- where now more sheep than people live.
Day 11
Punta Arenas / Ushuaia
In the early morning, you will have to take a taxi to the bus station to embark on a full day bus trip to Ushuaia, passing through some of Patagonia's most stunning scenery. Cross the mystical Strait of Magellan before arriving at Tierra del Fuego Island. After crossing the border between Argentina & Chile, the bus will keep on driving south, until it finally arrives to Ushuaia, known as the City of the End of the World.
This beautiful city is surrounded by mountains and facing the Beagle Chanel.

Upon arrival in Ushuaia you will make your way to your hotel on your own. (Taxis to and from the bus station should cost less than $8).

This bus trip gives you the option to see the landscape and the other lesser known parts of Chile, having a much more complete view of the area. However, it is long journey (Punta Arenas- Ushuaia is a 12 hour trip in a public bus, ferry crossing and dusty roads) and it can be a tiring day. For an additional cost you can choose a less adventurous option with the possibility of driving back to El Calafate and flying to Ushuaia.
Day 12
Ushuaia: Trekking & Canoeing in the National Park, Patagonia
You will be picked up from your hotel (shared service) and drive towards Tierra del Fuego National Park. Once at Ensenada Bay, you will have time to enjoy the view over the Beagle Channel before starting the trekking along the coast.
These six kilometers of wild trail will give you the possibility to watch the native flora and wild fauna of the channel as well as the opportunity to discover old native remains left by the ancient dwellers of the area, the Yamanas. In 3 hours you will reach Roca Lake where lunch will be ready. After a complete homemade picnic you will start canoeing along Lapataia River, which will take you to Lapataia Bay on the Beagle Channel, precisely where the Panamerican Highway and number 3 National Route ends. Return to Ushuaia.

Total duration: 8/10 hours.
Trekking: 3 hours
Canoeing: 1 ½ hours.
Day 13
Beagle Channel Cruise / Buenos Aires
After making your way to the tourist pier, embark on a boat excursion along the famous Beagle Channel. You will gain panoramas of Ushuaia Bay and see the diverse marine wildlife, such as cormorants and fur seals, on De los Lobos and De los Pajaros Islands. On one of the Bridges Isles, you can explore the island for concheros, or giant shells, and enjoy the views of Chile and Argentina. Not to mention, passing the Les Eclaireurs lighthouse. During the excursion, you can enjoy snacks and the favorite Argentine drink, mate.
Please note there is a local port tax of usd2.-

Duration; 3-4 hours

At the appropriate time you will be taken to the domestic airport for your flight to Buenos Aires.
Day 14
Buenos Aires
At the appropriate time you will have a private transfer to the international airport for your flight back home.
Have a great trip!

  • . All Transfers, including to and from airports.
  • . Round trip bus El Calafate / El Chalten / El Calafate.
  • . One way bus Torres del Paine / Punta Arenas.
  • . One way bus Punta Arenas / Ushuaia.
  • . 3 Nights of Accommodation in Buenos Aires, 3 in El Calafate, 2 in El Chaltén, 2 in Torres del Paine, 1 in Punta Arenas, 2 in Ushuaia.
  • . Breakfast and meals mentioned in the itinerary.
  • . Described tours.
  • . Bilingual guide (English / Spanish).
Not Included
  • . Internacional or Domestic Flights.
  • . National Park or Reserve entrance fees. (El Calafate $25; Torres del Paine $30, Ushuaia $22).
  • . Please note- while in El Chalten trekking / hiking the mountain trails is a very popular activity. Most trails are clearly marked and well-maintained, however, if you would prefer to be accompanied by a local mountain guide, just let us know and we will be happy to arrange it (cost to be confirmed at the time of booking).
  • . Travel insurance.
Occupancy B&B / Inn Comfort Superior Luxury
Double $ 3,265 $ 3,542 $ 3,863 $ 5,600
Single $ 4,772 $ 5,221 $ 5,851 $ 8,539

*Prices in US Dollars.

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