An overland tour linking the major tourist centers in Southern Patagonia. A trip that allows visiting high-level attractions, seldom offered in traditional packages. A unique experience in reduced size groups, with the permanent assistance of our naturalist coordinator and the knowledge of local guides.
Attractions to visit:
• Península Valdés / Punta Tombo Penguin Rookery / Puerto Camarones
• Colonia Sarmiento Petrified Forest / Los Antiguos and Lago Argentino.
• Cueva de las Manos / Lago Posadas / Lago Pueyrredón and Mount San Lorenzo
• El Chaltén and Mount Fitz Roy / El Calafate and Los Glaciares National Park.
• Torres del Paine and Puerto Natales in Chile
• Magellan Strait Crossing.
• Ushuaia and Tierra del Fuego National Park.
Day 1 - Arrival at Ezeiza International Airport, welcome and transfer to the Hotel. During the afternoon, city tour of Buenos Aires in regular service.
Day 2 – Breakfast. Departure to Aeroparque Jorge Newbery. Arrival in Puerto Madryn, transfer to hotel.
Day 3 – Breakfast and full day excursion to the Valdés Peninsula to see Patagonian wildlife and the main interest points of this World Heritage site.
Day 4 – Breakfast and departure from Puerto Madryn to visit Punta Tombo, the world’s largest continental Magellanic Penguin rookery. Visit to the reserve and the Interpretation Center, walking the paths around the animals. In the afternoon we visit Puerto Camarones and depart again to stay overnight in Comodoro Rivadavia.
Day 5 – After breakfast we leave the Atlantic coast towards the Andes, crossing through the vast Patagonian steppe and some valley areas. We visit to the Petrified Forest in Sarmiento and continue towards Los Antiguos where you will be lodged on the shores of the imposing Lake Buenos Aires.
Day 6 – Breakfast and tour through the cherry fruit production valley. Drive and visit to Cueva de las Manos in the Pinturas River canyon. We continue to Hipólito Yrigoyen where dinner and lodging are provided.
Day 7 – Breakfast and excursion to Lakes Pueyrredón and Posadas. Tour through the Oro River canyon. Lodging and dinner included.
Day 8 - Breakfast and transfer to El Chaltén through Route 40. Typical Patagonian Asado for lunch in Estancia La Angostura and drive to El Chaltén.
Day 9 – Breakfast. Free morning and early afternoon to enjoy the imposing sights of Mount Fitz Roy or a walk through the trekking trails. Transfer to El Calafate in the afternoon.
Day 10 – Breakfast and excursion to Los Glaciares National Park, visit to the lookouts and walkways.
Day 11 – Breakfast and free day. We recommend navigations to visit other glaciers.
Day 12 – Breakfast and early departure to cross the border to Chile through Cerro Del Castillo. Visit to Torres del Paine National Park in Chile with a local guide. In the afternoon, transfer to Puerto Natales and lodging next to the Chilean Fjords.
Day 13 – Breakfast and drive south. Strait of Magellan ferry crossing and drive through Tierra Del Fuego Island. Back in Argentine soil, trip towards the Andes driving by Río Grande and Tolhuin, by Lake Fagnano, to arrive to Ushuaia.
Day 14 – Breakfast and excursion to Tierra del Fuego National Park.
Day 15 – Breakfast and Ushuaia Airport transfer. Welcome at Aeroparque Jorge Newbery and transfer to the Hotel.
Day 16 - Breakfast and transfer to Ezeiza International Airport. End of services.
Departures: December 7 to 20, 2013 (Opt.: season end whales watching) // January 6 to 19, 2014 / / February 16 to March 1, 2014.