Extension11 days / 10
Day 01: Buenos Aires - El Calafate
Meeting services upon your arrival to Buenos Aires and transfer to the Domestic Airport.Buenos Aires to El Calafate a region of extreme natural beauty famed for pristine glaciers and alpine lakes in the high Andes. Upon arrival to El Calafate, a small Patagonian frontier town and gateway to the famed Perito Moreno Glacier, our guide will drive you to your hotel. Afternoon free to get acquainted with the town.Overnight. El Calafate
Day 02: El Calafate (Perito Moreno Glacier)
After breakfast, we depart to Glacier National Park to experience a significant relic left by the Ice Age. Only 30km from the entrance to Los Glaciares National Park, the footbridge area of the Perito Moreno Glacier is an excellent site to behold the beauty and splendor of its ice blocks, inside Los Glaciares National Park. Bordering the Brazo Rico of Lake Argentino and through the forest of lengas, ciruelillos, calafates and larches that fill our path, along 30km from the entrance to the protected area to the footbridge sector. The Perito Moreno is the only glacier that maintains its balance; that is to say, all the ice mass it receives from its source in the winter is gradually lost in its front during the summer.Almost at handreach, opens up aStrange set of dimensions and perceptions for the senses. At times gentle, quiet, freezing, both in time and atmosphere. Once in a while, some murmur, a roar growing from the depths… and suddenly, the solid 70-meter wall succumbs to pressure; it comes away and falls, collapsing clamorously. And one stays there, leaning on the railing, astonished, waiting for a new calving instance. As the locals from El Calafate proudly announce, the Perito Moreno glacier has come to be considered as the eighth wonder of the world. Overnight (B)
Day 03: El Calafate: Time at leisure
Day at leisure to enjoy the city or take additional tours. (B)
Day 04: El Calafate - Ushuaia.
Breakfast, transfer to El Calafate airport and morning flight to Ushuaia, the Capital Province of Tierra del Fuego. In the southern end of the Republic of Argentina, on the Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego, there lies Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. Located on the Beagle Channel, it takes its name -which means 'bay overlooking the West'- from the yámana tongue. Within the impressive frame made up by the sea, the forests, the lakes and the mountains, Ushuaia is a picturesque city with an important tourist services infrastructure, an elegant commercial center and an increasing social and cultural activity. InitiallyDiscovered by Magellan in 1520, Tierra del Fuego is a place of superlatives.Meeting upon arrival and transfer to the hotel. Overnight (B) Ushuaia
Day 05: Tierra del Fuego National Park.
This park, unlike other Andean-Patagonian forests, possesses forests close to the sea coast. It is crossed by paralell mountain ranges in a north west to south east direction dividing the park in valleys of difficult access. The central part of Lake Fagnano that drains into the Pacific Ocean is specially protected in the park. In the south of the park is Lake Roca, and in front of it mounts Cóndor and Guanaco. Lake Roca drains to the short and turbulent Lapataia river that flows into the sea through Lapataia bay (formed for the 6 km of sea coast over the Beagle Channel) The Park has numerous traces of Yamana inhabitants prior to the arrival of European people to America. There are several parts in the park where you can find hummocks of piles of mussel-shells and bones accumulated together with utensils. After lunch return to your hotel.
Day 06: Ushuaia – Buenos Aires.
After breakfast, transfer to Ushuaia airport and flight to Buenos Aires. Arriving to Buenos Aires and transfer to your hotel choice. Balance of day free to relax and get familiar with your surrounding. Overnight (B) Buenos Aires
Day 07: Buenos Aires City Tour
Breakfast. Your city exploration starts with the symbol of the city, the Obelisk. This giant monument was built in 1936 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the city. One of the city’s unique features is the many beautiful open squares of colonial Spanish descent. You’ll fall in love with Plaza de Mayo, Plaza San Martín, or Plaza Congreso. The avenues are lined with equally impressive sights including favorites like Corrientes, Mayo and 9 de Julio.The financial and commercial areas of Buenos Aires are home to many interesting local sights and you can’t miss the home of the Argentinean’s favorite past time, the numerous massive soccer stadiums throughout the city. Buenos Aires has a lively multi-cultural blend of generations-old families of a heavily European-South American blend and we will travel through their neighborhoods to give you a feel for the city and the people who call it home. Discover architecture in historic neighborhoods like La Boca, San Telmo and Montserrat.Enjoy the finer things in life in elegant neighborhoods like Palermo and Recoleta. Between the neighborhoods, you’ll enjoy the beauty of nature interspersed at places like Lezama Park and Tres de Febrero Park.Return to hotel. Free afternoon.Overnight (B)
Day 08: Buenos Aires
After breakfast, Day free for shopping and explore the city Around 8pm TANGO DINNER SHOW AT “ESQUINA CARLOS GARDEL” A special treat as we step into the Buenos Aires night to Esquina Carlos Gardel. Here you will enjoy superb cuisine amid this exquisitely decorated Art Nouveau style ambience, recreating the sophistication of old Buenos Aires. Enjoy dinner sampling the famous Argentine beef followed by a show where we are mesmerized by sensual national dance, The Tango. At midnight, return to the hotel.
Day 09: Buenos Aires – Iguazú
After breakfast, transfer to Buenos Aires domestic airport and flight to Iguazú. Arriving to Iguazú and transfer to your hotel choice. Free day.Overnight (B) Iguazú
Day 10: Iguazú Waterfalls
Breakfast. Visit to the Argentine side of world famed Iguazú Falls - 275 separate waterfalls that form a horseshoe along the border with Brazil. The falls are mainly surrounded by Iguassu National Park, a tropical forest designated In 1986 by the UNESCO a Natural Heritage of Humanity site. The semicircular waterfall at the heart of this site is some 80 mt high and 2,700 mt in diameter and is situated on a basaltic line spanning the border between Argentina and Brazil. Made up of many cascades producing vast sprays of water, it is the most spectacular waterfalls in the world. The surrounding subtropical rainforest has over 2,000 species of vascular plants and is home to the typical wildlife of the region: tapirs, giant anteaters, howler monkeys, ocelots, jaguars and caimans. Paseo Superior (Upper Path). The path covers 1.1 km round trip. This path has no climbs but it allows visitors to access to the highest footbridges above the main waterfalls. You will enjoy a panoramic view of the falls as well as the delta of the Iguazú River, with its islands filled with lush with vegetation. This path is the one that requires the lowest level of effort of the three main paths. The walk can be easily completed in one hour. Paseo Inferior (Lower Path). This circular path covers 1.2 km in total, and allows you to observe the majority of the falls, from different perspectives: including from the front and down the falls themselves; with wide views or in direct contact with the water. You can even feel the spray from the Bossetti waterfall. These footbridges also allow you to experience the jungle up close. This walk can be completed in two hours, but keep in mind that there are many stairs to climb, the equivalent of 8 floors. Garganta del Diablo (Devil’s Throat). This natural wonder can be reached by the Train of the fall, arriving to Devil’s Throat Station. From there it is a 1000 mt walk winding through islands, until arriving at the balconies in front of Devil’s Throat. The total duration of this walk is two hours. Ask for the schedule of the last train before heading off.It is an easy walk, without stairs. Overnight (B)
Day 11: Iguazú Departure
After breakfast, transfer to Port Iguazu airport flight back to Buenos Aires and make connection with your intertantional flight back home (transfer from domestic airport to international airport included in regular service)
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(*) Land only based on double occupancy