On this excursion through Argentinian and Chilean Patagonia,
we make all the arrangements, including accommodations, transfers,
transportation and guided local tours.
1st Day: Upon arrival in Buenos Aires, Argentina,
you are met and transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon,
tour the city, including the Plaza de Mayo and the “Pink House,” the
colorful neighborhoods and the famous cemetery where Evita is
buried. In the evening, sample one of the city’ hundreds of
fabulous restaurants, and take a walk in the pedestrian-only
Calle Florida and watch the colorful street vendors and performers.
2nd Day: Transfer to the domestic airport for
your flight to Ushuaia, the southernmost city on the world. In
the afternoon, take a ride on the historic Train to the End of
the World, arriving in Tierra del Fuego National Park, with its
beech forests, lakes and myriad birds, including black-chested
buzzard eagles and Andean condors.
3rd Day: Spend the day exploring downtown Ushuaia,
where you can visit the wonderful historical museum in the old
prison. Then transfer to the port to board the cruise ship for
the expedition cruise through the Beagle Channel and the Straits
4th and 5th Day: On the cruise, weather permitting,
you'll visit Cape Horn Island, with its Albatross Monument and
lighthouse, take a hike at Wailua Bay, where Charles Darwin and
British Captain Robert FitzRoy encountered the Yamana Aborigines,
ride in Zodiacs for an up-close view of several glaciers and
ice fields, and visit the penguins at Magdalena Island. Enjoy
gourmet food and drink and many activities on board ship.
6th Day: Disembark at Punta Arenas, Chile,
transferring to a bus to Torres del Paine National Park. At the
hotel, enjoy dinner and a view of the towering peaks.
7th Day: Spend today on a full-day excursion
around the park. Declared a World Biosphere Reserve in 1978,
the park is famous for its spectacular granite spires, beautiful
lakes and incredible glaciers.
8th Day: Today you travel by bus back over
the border to El Calafate. Located on Lago Argentino, El Calafate
is the gateway to Los Glaciares National Park and the Perito
Moreno Glacier. Afternoon at leisure to explore the town and
stroll along the lake.
9th Day: Visit Los Glaciares National Park
and the Perito Moreno glacier, the largest glacier in Patagonia.
You'll view the glacier from the "catwalks," then take
a short boat ride to the edge of the Glacier, where you'll don
crampons and embark on our mini-trek right on the glacier. At
the end of the trek, you'll sample a drink chilled with 10,000-year-old
ice right from the glacier.
10th Day: Today you board a large comfortable
boat to view many more glaciers and the massive ice fields left
by calving glacier Upsala in Onelli Bay. You will view the Spegazzini
glacier, and another side of the Perito Moreno Glacier. With
luck, you´ll witness the spectacular calving of a glacier
as the towering mass of ice crashes into the water.
11th Day: Fly from El Calafate back to Buenos
Aires, and spend the rest of the day at leisure shopping or exploring
more of this great city. In the evening you may want to take
in an optional tango show.
12th Day: Transfer to the airport for your
flight home, bringing plenty of photos and memories of this wonderful
land near the southern tip of the world.
What’s included: Domestic air, land transportation,
accommodations, guided tours, boat trips, all-inclusive Cruceros
Australis cruise, breakfasts, and box lunches (when on excursions).
||Per Person, double occupancy
Every Monday, October to April
Minimum Number of Persons
Prices subject to change without notice.