Argentina Glacier Tour -10 Days

End of the World tour: the best way to explore the amazin glaciers

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Difficulty Level

Easy – Moderate

End of the World tour -10 Days

A journey to the end of the world is sure to take your breath away. Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts who want to experience one of the world’s most pristine wilderness settings. Touch glaciers, round Cape Horn, and relish the unusual while you traverse the edges of South America. You will be mesmerized by the glacial displays and experience some of the most incredible wildlife at the end of the earth.

We specialize in tailor-made private tours and we can design an itinerary based on your wishes and budget. Travel with us any day of the year! Contact us, we will be happy to help you with the best trip of your life.

Highlights

Duration: 10 Days
Departure: Daily
Hotels: First Class Accommodation

Highlights: Buenos Aires – Ushuaia – Calafate – Perito Moreno

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1 - Transfer in Buenos Aires

Arrival at the Argentine Airport in Ezeiza. Reception and private car transfer with the assistance of a guide to the booked hotel, check-in and accommodation.

Accommodation: Grand Brizo Buenos Aires

 

Day 2 - Buenos Aires city tour

Breakfast at hotel. In the morning, city tour along 9 de Julio Avenue to see the Obelisk and the Colón Theatre and then we will drive to Plaza de Mayo, a popular meeting point for Argentinians.

We will visit the Cathedral of Buenos Aires and we will take a look at Casa Rosada, the official workplace of Argentine President. Then, our tour will go on to visit San Telmo neighbourhood, a place where art is in every corner and home to tango. Then, we will head to La Boca neighbourhood, passing by the Lezama Park and the football stadium of the Argentine soccer team Boca Juniors, the Bombonera. After that, we will visit Caminito Street, where we will stop. This is where immigrants built the first houses and buildings of the city and Caminito Street hosts colourful houses and street artists, painters, writers and tango dancers who are always smiling and ready for pictures. After that, the tour will head north and drive along Puerto Madero and Retiro neighbourhoods, the city financial centre, until we get to Palermo, a neighbourhood that combines a residential area with beautiful parks and gardens. We will see the Planetarium, the Japanese Garden and the Zoo. Lastly, we will visit Recoleta neighbourhood, renowned for the exclusive Alvear Avenue along which the most famous brands of the world choose to open their stores. This area is also filled with parks and hosts the Recoleta cemetery, one of the world’s most extraordinary graveyards, holding among others, the remains of actress-turned-First Lady Eva Perón (also known as Evita). The tour ends at passengers’ hotel.

Accommodation: Grand Brizo Buenos Aires (Breakfast)

 

Day 3 - Buenos Aires

Breakfast at hotel. Free day for personal activities.

Accommodation: Grand Brizo Buenos Aires (Breakfast)

 

Day 4 - Transfer to Ushuaia

Breakfast at hotel. At the scheduled time, transfer to the Aeroparque to take the flight to Ushuaia. Reception and private car transfer with the assistance of a guide to the booked hotel, check-in and accommodation.

Accommodation: Los Acebos Ushuaia (Breakfast)

DAY 5 - Ushuaia

Breakfast at the hotel. Early in the morning we will head off to Tierra del Fuego National Park. We will enjoy coastal views including glacier valleys and after an 8-km (5 mi) drive we will arrive at the End of the World Station (Estación del Fin del Mundo), the point of departure of the Southern Fuegian Railway (Austral Fueguino). Visitors will get on board the Southern Fuegian Railway to cover the outward trip to La Macarena Station, where passengers will get off the train to take pictures. Then, we will continue aboard the train to Andén Parque Nacional Station. Following the train ride, we will travel by bus and witness lots of touristic attractions to the Acigami Lake (former Roca Lake), a bordering lake between Argentina and Chile. We will take a walk around the woods and then we will have time to rest and taste exquisite patisserie or pies with hot chocolate at anyone of the restaurants of this corner of the Park on the shore of Lapataia River (food service is on the passenger). The tour then heads towards the end of Argentine Route No. 3, passing by the beavers’ dam area. If the weather so allows, we will have time to get off the bus and meet the beavers. After that, we will visit Lapataia Bay and admire the stunning view of the Beagle Channel. Following this stop, we will return to the city in time for lunch (not included, on the passenger).

 

In the afternoon, we will take the Beagle Channel Cruise with Isla de los Lobos (islands filled with Patagonian sea lions). We will set sail from the touristic harbour located in the downtown area of the city and we will sail the Beagle Channel across Ushuaia Bay to admire the best panoramic views of the site taking in sights such as the famous red and white-striped Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse and the archipelago. Then, the cruise sails to Isla de los Lobos for passengers to marvel at islands that are home to colonies of Patagonian sea lions and Isla de los Pájaros, where we will watch petrels, cormorants, skuas and more than 20 seabird species that nest on these small islands. Along the cruise we will take in wonderful views of the landscape and watch various bird species living in the area. Then, we will return to Ushuaia across Paso Chico.

Accommodation: Los Acebos Ushuaia (Breakfast)

 

DAY 6 - Transfer to El Calafate

Breakfast at hotel. At the scheduled time, transfer to the Airport to take the flight to El Calafate. Arrival and transfer to the booked hotel, check-in and accommodation.

Accommodation: Alto Calafate (Breakfast)

DAY 7 - El Calafate

Breakfast at the hotel. The departure time for the PERITO MORENO GLACIER MINITREKKING TOUR with WALKWAYS is as scheduled. The tour departs from the city to the west and heading the National Park. Before the balconies area of the Perito Moreno Glacier, we will find the Bajo las Sombras port, 75 km (47 mi) from El Calafate. We will depart by boat from Bajo de las Sombras port across Rico Arm, taking in the breathtaking views of the southern face of Perito Moreno Glacier. The boat navigates as close as 500 m (0.4 mi) from the walls and then we will disembark on the opposite shore. This area offers restrooms, lockers and tables where visitors can have lunch (box lunch). Here specialized guides will organize groups of not more than 20 people and then they will guide the groups to the edge of the glacier while telling visitors about the glacier’s formation and characteristics. When you are on the ice your guide will assist in putting your crampons on, and explain how to use them to walk and climb. The 2-hour circuit that follows will introduce visitors to the fascinating landscape of the glaciers as they walk on the ice. Then, we will return to the hut and get on board the boat to sail back to Bajo las Sombras port. There, we will get on the bus and visit the walkways area with time to walk around the balconies and paths. Lunch is not included; it is on the passenger. Finally, we will return to El Calafate.

Accommodation: Alto Calafate (Breakfast)

 

DAY 8 - Gourmet Glacier Experience

Breakfast at hotel. The Gourmet Glacier Experience – María Turquesa Cruise, by Mar Patag, with Gourmet Lunch starts at 7.30/8.00 a.m.

This tour sails to the main glaciers of Argentino Lake aboard the new María Turquesa Cruise with the highest standard of comfort and gourmet cuisine for a truly memorable experience. The cruise has a capacity for 180 people on Standard deck (with Gourmet BOX LUNCH and one non-alcohol beverage) plus 20 people on Premium deck (with 3-course Gourmet Lunch, alcohol and non-alcohol beverages over lunch, and non-alcohol beverages and tea and coffee all along the ride). Land transfer from the hotel to Punta Bandera where we will embark at La Soledad, a private port. The cruise sails northwest passing by Punta Avellaneda and Boca del Diablo (the narrower passage of the lake, around 800 metres wide (0.5 mi). After a two-hour navigation, successive ice floes will announce the Upsala Glacier is close. The cruise stops in front of an ice-floe barrier that temporarily blocks the way to the Upsala Channel. If the weather so allows, we will get to see the Upsala Glacier in the distance. The cruise continues sailing down Argentino Lake to the south and then takes the Spegazzini Channel to observe the glacier, also called Spegazzini. The cruise gets really close to this glacier with front walls from 80 to 135 metres (263 to 443 ft.) above the lake level. There we will have lunch while admiring the breathtaking landscape. In the afternoon, the María Teresa Cruise arrives in Puesto de las Vacas, a quiet bay within the Spegazzini Channel, where the cruise stops the engine and passengers can share a hike organized by the guiding team. The walk takes visitors to appreciate magnificent panoramic views of the Spegazzini Glacier. Then, the cruise sails to Los Témpanos Channel and the north wall of the famous Perito Moreno Glacier. Finally, we will set sail back to the Port to disembark and return to the hotel.
* The route of the tour may be changed subject to weather and safety conditions according to the captain’s call.

Accommodation: Alto Calafate (Breakfast)

 

DAY 9 - Transfer to Buenos Aires

Breakfast at hotel. At the scheduled time, transfer to the Airport to take the flight to Buenos Aires. Arrival and transfer to the booked hotel, check-in and accommodation.

Accommodation: Grand Brizo Buenos Aires (Breakfast)

Day 10 - Transfer out

Breakfast at hotel. At the scheduled time, transfer to the Ezeiza International Airport to take the flight to next destination.

INCLUDED

Private transportation

Hotel accommodation in first class hotels

Tours described in the itinerary

English - spanish speaking guides

Meals described in the itinerary

NOT INCLUDED

International & domestic flights

Alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages

Tips & Gratuites

Personal Expenses

Thank you so much for an incredible trip that we will always think of as the best ever vacation to date. Just Fabulous!!!! from a 1-10 scale all was a ten. I felt accomplished by climbing mountain at Machu Picchu

Kurt Heisser

USA

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