Welcome All Patagonia
14 Days/11 Nights.
Highlights selection from the Argentine and chilean patagonia..entering and finishing the program with the two capital cities of south américa: Santiago and Buenos Aires.
1º day: EUROPA/SANTIAGO. International flight with final destination Santiago de Chile.
2º day: SANTIAGO. Arrival, reception and transfer to selected hotel. Accommodation with breakfast and local vat included. Pick up in the hotel and city tour around Santiago (city tour) visiting main attractives.
3º day: SANTIAGO/PUNTA ARENAS/PUERTO NATALES. Transfer to airport, flight Santiago-Punta Arenas. Reception in city airport and transfer to Puerto Natales City, visiting a Penguin Colony on the way. Overnight in Puerto Natales.
4º day: PUERTO NATALES. Early morning departure to Torres del Paine National Park for a full day excursion. On the way we visit the Milodón Cave. We visit the main attractions of the Park and make a short walking. Lunch included. Overnight in the Park.
5º day: PUERTO NATALES. By the morning or afternoon, transfer to Grey Lake for3 hours of navigation to Grey base Glacier. Rest of the day free for optional excursions or just rest. Overnight in the Park.
6º day: PUERTO NATALES-CALAFATE. Transfer to Calafate via Cancha Carrera border. Arrival and accommodation. (Breakfast and local vat included)
7º day: CALAFATE. We leave through route nº11, bordering Lake Argentino. From El Calafate to the Moreno Glacier there is a distance of 80km, through tarmac road. From the beginning, the journey offers very pleasant surprises. Leaving El Calafate, we can see at the right the Lake Argentino with its Redonda Bay. In it we can appreciate an important variety of bird fauna, from which the black neck swan, the flamingo, the vapor duck, the coot and the cauquen stand out. The eye-catching yellow color of the countryside is due to its “coiron” pasture, and among them the white and short “coiron” stands out. During the first 40km we travel through the Patagonian Steppe , then enter the National Park to observe the tree area vegetation that is mostly made of the “notofagus” family (ñires, guindos and lengas), seldom cinnamon trees, and flowers of different colors, among which the “notro” stands out because of its intense red color that corresponds to the Patagonian Andean Forest. We arrive at the “curva de los suspiros” (sigh curve), named this way because it is the first panoramic viewpoint of the Perito Moreno Glacier. There is a short stop to take pictures and we move forward to Bajo las Sombras Port.
Navigation through the southern arm of the Iceberg Channel in order to have different views of the Perito Moreno Galcier wall. (Duration: 1 hour)
Back to the Port, we go to the footbridges where we have a service area for visitors and a system of balconies and footbridges that allow you to enjoy walks along different paths and to have really amazing views of the Glacier. After some free time for walking and lunch (which is optional), we begin our way back to El Calafate.
8º day: CALAFATE. Day free for optional activities.
9º day: CALAFATE-USHUAIA. Transfer to local airport. Flight to Ushuaia. Arrival, and transfer to selected hotel. Accommodation. (breakfast and local vat included)
10º day: USHUAIA. Leaving Ushuaia city Southwest, we will travel through national route number 3, towards Tierra del Fuego’s National Park. Along the eleven kilometers that separate the entrance of the Park and the city of Ushuaia, we will make a stop near the Centro Hípico (Riding Club), where we will enjoy som excellent panoramic views of the Beagle Channel, Ushuaia`s Peninsula and Bridges`, Willie’s and Les Eclauriers’ Islands.
After crossing River Pipo’s bridge, next to Ushuaia’s Golf Club, we will arrive at the End of the World Station. Those passengers that would like to board the End of the World train will be able to take that optional tour. The rest of the group will await them at the end of the train trip. We continue our drive for 2 more kilometers and enter the National Park, an area reserved to protect the Subantartic Forest and its native flora and fauna. From this spot we will be able to take a glimpse of both Redonda and Estorbo Islands.
In the afternoon, navigation towards the Beagle Channel, enjoying as we move away from the coast, a panoramic view of Ushuaia`s coast, sightseeing the most important buildings and mounts. We sail Southwest, approaching the Sea lions` Island, where, from the ship, we will be able to enjoy the sight of sea lions specimens, watching them interact with their permanent environment in a wonderful scenery. We continue the navigation towards the Bird Island, habitat of the Magaellanic Cormorants and Imperial Cormorants, and also a privileged area to spot specimens of the marine fauna. Then we sail towards the Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse, in the archipelago with the same name, where the Mount Cervantes vessel wrecked on the year 1930. The return will be through Paso Chico, sighting Estancias Tunnel and Fique (Farmhouses), heading back to Ushuaia while enjoying the view of the imposing frame that Mount Martial its glacier give to the city.
11º day: USHUAIA- BUENOS AIRES. In time to reconfirm transfer to local airport. Flight to Buenos Aires. Arrival, reception and transfer to hotel. Accommodation.
12º day: BUENOS AIRES. After breakfast morning city tour visiting “Plaza de Mayo” – May Square – Government House and the Metropolitan Cathedral, the National Congress, the neighborhood of San Telmo, La Boca, Palermo lakes and La Recoleta..smart and busy.
13º day: BUENOS AIRES/EUROPA. In time to reconfirm transfer to international airport and flight to Europe.
14º day. EUROPE. Mail to us
-11 1 nights with breakfast and local vat included.
-All the tours and transfers detailed.
-English or Bilingual speaking guide.
-Entrance fee to National Parks.
Program does not include:
-Tips to porterages
-Meals and extras.
-Flights (domestic or international)
We do recommend to take the optional extension to Iguazú falls