This comprehensive tour of the southern parts of Argentina offers a complete perspective on the region known as Tierra Del Fuego. This sparsely inhabited land holds great importance for the world, symbolizing a certain achievement for sailors and explorers having navigated around the American continents. Its beauty, from its glaciers to its bays and mountains, underlies its inhospitably harsh weather. This is truly the end of the world, where ice and wind thrive. After hiking through these landscapes, continue onto Puerto Madryn, from which one can tour areas inhabited by native penguins.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Buenos Aires Arrival

Buenos Aires Arrival
Daily Summary
  • Transportation: Airport Transfer
  • Accommodation: Pestana Buenos Aires Hotel
  • Meals: B

Buenos Aires

The cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina and its largest city. Known as the Paris of South America, Buenos Aires is steeped in culture unique to this beautiful country. Enjoy tango dancers in the streets of La Boca or head to the charming neighborhoods of Recoleta and Palermo to enjoy delicious empanadas. Buenos Aires is a great base from which to explore the surrounding areas as well. Río de la Plata is a short distance away and is a great place to go to relax on its shores.

In the evening, you will be picked up at the airport in Buenos Aires and transferred to your hotel. (This service is on a private basis.)

Day 2: Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires
Daily Summary
  • Tour: Half Day City Tour
  • Accommodation: Pestana Buenos Aires Hotel
  • Meals: B

Half Day City Tour

Today, enjoy a private guided half day tour of Buenos Aires! Your exploration will afford you the opportunity to admire all of the main points of interest, such as the Metropolitan Cathedral, Government House, Mayo Square, Congress Hall, Colon Opera Theatre, San Telmo, La Boca Italian District and Palermo Park. You can even make a stop at the fashionable Recoleta area, with its famous cemetery where Eva Peron's tomb can be found, in contrast with the quaint sidewalk cafes and elegant boutiques nearby. Your excursion will last approximately 4 hours, as you venture through the wonders of this beautiful city! (This service is on a private basis.)

Day 3: Buenos Aires - El Calafate

Buenos Aires - El Calafate
Daily Summary
  • Transportation: Airport Transfers
  • Transportation: Domestic Flight
  • Accommodation: Patagonia Queen
  • Meals: B
Domestic Flight
Buenos Aires - El Calafate
Flight #: AR 1694
Departs: 12:25pm
Arrives: 3:45pm

In the morning, you will be picked up at your hotel in Buenos Aires and transferred to the airport in good time to board your domestic flight to El Calafate. Upon arrival in El Calafate, you will be greeted at the airport by your driver and transferred to your hotel. (This service is on a private basis.)

El Calafate

The small town of El Calafate is located on the southern border of Lake Argentino, in Patagonia, Argentina. This quiet little town is the gateway to Los Glaciares National Park, home to the famous Perito Moreno Glacier and the Cerro Torre. The Perito Moreno Glacier is the largest advancing glacier in the world. With its ideal location in Patagonia, there are many great outdoor activities to enjoy, from hiking and trekking to exploring the fast ice fields.

Day 4: El Calafate

El Calafate
Daily Summary
  • Accommodation: Patagonia Queen
  • Meals: B

Enjoy this free time at your leisure.

Day 5: El Calafate - El Chalten

El Calafate - El Chalten
Daily Summary
  • Transportation: Internal Transfer
  • Accommodation: Lunajuim Hotel
  • Meals: B

Today you will say goodbye to El Calafate as you are transferred to the bus station for your bus across the magnificent Argentina landscape to the small mountain village of El Chalten. On arrival at the Chalten Station you will transfer on your own to your hotel. (Pick up times from El Calafate are 8:00am and 11:00am.)

El Chalten

El Chalten is located in the heart of the Southern Patagonian Andes on the base of the famous and stunning Fitz Roy Mountains. This is an adventure lover's paradise with close proximity to the Los Glacieres National Park in the north. The region offers everything from short walks to reach beautiful lookout points to expedition style trekking and even mountaineering. Other activities include camping, climbing, horseback riding, fishing, bird watching or visiting the legendary estancias in Santa Cruz.

Day 6: El Chalten

El Chalten
Daily Summary
  • Accommodation: Lunajuim Hotel
  • Meals: B

Enjoy this free time at your leisure.

Day 7: El Chalten - El Calafate - Ushuaia

El Chalten - El Calafate - Ushuaia
Daily Summary
  • Transportation: Internal Transfer
  • Transportation: Domestic Flight
  • Accommodation: MIL810
  • Meals: B
Domestic Flight
El Calafate - Ushuaia
Flight #: TBD
Departs: TBD
Arrives: TBD

Today you will transfer on your own to the Chalten bus station for your bus back to El Calafate where you will be dropped off at the El Calafate airport for your 3:20pm flight to Ushuaia (Flight AR 1895). On arrival you will be met by your private driver and transferred to your hotel. Check in and enjoy the evening at leisure.

Ushuaia

Ushuaia is the world’s southernmost city is located in Argentina's Tierra del Fuego on the shores of the Beagle Channel, with the snow-peaked Martial Mountains spanning the horizon. The small port city of Ushuaia was a prison colony until the mid 20th century and today is the capital of Tierra del Fuego. The name Tierra del Fuego (Land of Fire) was given to the region by the Portuguese sailor Hernando de Magallanes, who saw the indigenous group Ona making fires on the coast while he was sailing through the Magellan Strait in 1520.

Day 8: Ushuaia

Ushuaia
Daily Summary
  • Tour: Tierra Del Fuego & Beagle Channel
  • Accommodation: MIL810
  • Meals: B

Tierra Del Fuego & Beagle Channel

Today you'll begin with a half-day excursion to Tierra del Fuego National Park (group activity).

Tierra del Fuego National Park, situated 11 km from Ushuaia, was established in 1960 with the intention of protecting the southernmost portion of the sub-Antarctic forest, and it is made up of 63,000 hectares. Unlike many other parks, it combines the ocean, forests and mountains. Entrance fee to the park is included.

You will then navigate through the Beagle Channel on a group sailing excursion to Seal Island. (This service is on a group basis.)

Day 9: Ushuaia

Ushuaia
Daily Summary
  • Tour: Off-Road Lakes Excursion
  • Accommodation: MIL810
  • Meals: B

Off-Road Lakes Excursion

Today, you will explore the unknown, gaining access to unique spots only reachable by a four wheel drive vehicles. You will be picked up from your hotel this morning to start the journey headed north. Along the way, you can admire the magnificent views of Valleys Carbajal and Tierra Mayor, as you make it to the Garibaldi Pass. From there, you will stop for your first panoramic lookout.

Hop back in the car to continue the ride to Bronzovich Sawmill, where you will head off on the back roads. Follow a path to Lake Fagnano, and nestled within an extraordinary lush forest, you will stop to enjoy a simple breakfast of coffee, tea and biscuits. Your off-roading adventure will proceed for about another hour, following the coast of Lake Fagnano, sometimes with detours through the forest, or even in the water!

Before arriving at Bombilla Lagoon, you may want to embark on a 40 minute walk to the refuge by the lake. After some time to relax and admire the surrounding area, you will follow a back road towards old road N 3, that borders Lake Escondido. The journey isn't over yet, as you move further on to the tip of the lake, where Hosteria Petrel is located. Here, you will have about one hour to walk around, drink a coffee or simply soak in the beauty of the place. Later on, you will head back along NR 3 to Ushuaia, where you will be dropped off at your hotel around 5:30 PM. (This service is on a group basis.)

Day 10: Ushuaia - Puerto Madryn

Ushuaia - Puerto Madryn
Daily Summary
  • Transportation: Airport Transfers
  • Transportation: Domestic Flight
  • Accommodation: Hotel Dazzler Puerto Madryn
  • Meals: B
Domestic Flight
Ushuaia - Puerto Madryn
Flight #: AR 1881
Departs: 1:50pm
Arrives: 4:00pm

In the morning, you will be picked up at your hotel in Ushuaia and transferred to the airport in good time to board your domestic flight to Puerto Madryn. Upon arrival in Puerto Madryn, you will be greeted at the airport by your driver and transferred to your hotel. (This service is on a private basis.)

Puerto Madryn

Puerto Madryn is the main town in the Peninsula Valdes region, located in the southern portion of Argentina's coast. To the south, you will find the Penguins Reserve of Punta Tombo and other highlights in the area include whale watching, visiting the sea lions, as well as observing the penguins. The marine life sightings in this area are endless, so keep your eyes in and around the water for the action.

Day 11: Puerto Madryn

Puerto Madryn
Daily Summary
  • Tour: Punta Tombo Full Day Tour
  • Accommodation: Hotel Dazzler Puerto Madryn
  • Meals: B

Punta Tombo Full Day Tour

Today, you will enjoy a full day shared guided tour of Punta Tombo. Punta Tombo is the most important Magellan Penguins colony within continental Patagonia. More than a million and a half of them arrive at this majestic place every year in order to breed. Admire these furry creatures, as they waddle about on the rocks, splash in the water and interact with one another. Entrance fees are included with your visit. (This service is on a group basis.)

Day 12: Puerto Madryn

Daily Summary
  • Accommodation: Hotel Dazzler Puerto Madryn
  • Meals: B

Enjoy this free time at your leisure.

Day 13: Puerto Madryn - Buenos Aires

Puerto Madryn - Buenos Aires
Daily Summary
  • Transportation: Airport Transfers
  • Transportation: Domestic Flight
  • Accommodation: Pestana Buenos Aires Hotel
  • Meals: B
Domestic Flight
Puerto Madryn - Buenos Aires
Flight #: AR 2868
Departs: 2:50pm
Arrives: 4:40pm

In the morning, you will be picked up at your hotel in Puerto Madryn and transferred to the airport in good time to board your domestic flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival in Buenos Aires, you will be greeted at the airport by your driver and transferred to your hotel. (This service is on a private basis.)

Day 14: Buenos Aires Departure

Daily Summary
  • Transportation: Airport Transfer
  • Meals: B

In the morning, you will be picked up at your hotel in Buenos Aires and transferred to the airport. (This service is on a private basis.)

Accommodation

Pestana Buenos Aires Hotel

Pestana Buenos Aires Hotel

Pestana Buenos Aires is located in the city of Buenos Aires, in Avenida 9 de Julio, near the famous Colón Theater, the Obelisk and one of the main business centers in South America, making it one of the best hotels for business in Argentina. The health club at this hotel in Buenos Aires offers all customers spa services, including a large pool, a gym, a dry and wet sauna, Scottish shower and jacuzzi. The hotel has 133 modern, roomy and elegant rooms, with natural light and equipped with maximum comfort, digital safe, Internet Wi-Fi connection, mini-bar and a 32'' LCD screen with cable channels. Rooms overlook Avenida 9 de Julio, have floating wood floor, and bathrooms with hydro massage bathtub in the exclusive deluxe rooms and suites.

Patagonia Queen

Patagonia Queen

Conveniently located in the lovely city of El Calafate, Patagonia Queen's boutique property is a great base from which to explore this vibrant area. For sightseeing options and local attractions, there is plenty to enjoy right at your fingertips. Make sure to also take advantage of the wealth of unrivaled services and amenities on site at the hotel. Wi-Fi is accessible in the public areas, a delicious bar/pub is located on the hotel grounds and laundry/dry cleaning services are available for your convenience. The ambiance of Patagonia Queen is reflected within every comfortable, modern and spacious guestroom. Whether you're a fitness enthusiast, or are just looking for a way to unwind after a long day of sightseeing, there are plenty of top-class recreational facilities to keep you entertained as well. These include a game room, fitness center, jacuzzi and picturesque garden. Staying here is a smart choice for any traveler to El Calafate, to be rewarded with a relaxed and hassle-free stay every time.

Lunajuim Hotel

Lunajuim Hotel

Conveniently located in downtown El Chalten, the modern and comfortable Lunajuim hotel is well appointed and offers excellent service to visitors. Casual elegance and Patagonian chic characterize this beautiful hotel. The hotel features 26 double rooms and 4 triple rooms, all equipped with a private bathroom, central heating, sa afe deposit box, a hairdryer and bath products, and warm comforters. The rooms are classic and comfortable, making for a haven of tranquility where guests can relax.

MIL810

MIL810

MIL810 is a small boutique hotel, ideally located in the center of Ushuaia town. This inviting property offers you the chance to enjoy a harmonious blend of beauty and expression, warmth and modern atmospheres. The lobby is pleasant and attractive, and the hotel has a nice breakfast room with a balcony overlooking parts of Ushuaia, the perfect place to begin each morning. The 30 standard rooms on site are clean, comfortable and welcoming. Matched with the personalized and attentive service of the staff, your stay here is sure to be pleasurable.

Hotel Dazzler Puerto Madryn

Hotel Dazzler Puerto Madryn

Decorated with parquet floors and modern furnishing, rooms at Dazzler Puerto Madryn are very bright. All of them have air conditioning and private bathrooms. A buffet breakfast is served daily. International dishes can be ordered at the restaurant. Room service is provided upon request. Guests can benefit from beauty treatments at the spa, or make use of the gym facilities.

Pricing and Details

Starting from $ 3,067 per person

*Pricing is based on two persons traveling together, based on availability, subject to change.

Price Includes

  • Full support before, during & after your trip
  • Meals as mentioned
  • Accommodation as mentioned
  • Tours/activities as mentioned
  • Transport as mentioned

Price Excludes

  • International & domestic flights
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended)
  • Entrance visas when applicable
  • Other services not mentioned
  • Tips and gratuities to guides, drivers
  • Taxes and fees

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