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Day 1: BUENOS AIRES
Assistance and transfer from the airport to the selected hotel. Accommodation including buffet breakfast.
Day 2: BUENOS AIRES
Morning City tour.
Along '9 de Julio Avenue', the widest in the city, it is possible to spot the Obelisk, the monument that symbolises the city, and the famous Colon Theatre (Opera House), a masterpiece of architecture with superb acoustics, The tour continues to San Telmoneighbourhood, birthplace of the city, and to May Square, historical and political centre, surrounded by the Government House or 'Casa Rosada', site of the national government, the Cabildo, historical building which was centre of the colonial political life, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Town Hall, site of the city government. Then on to La Boca district, picturesque neighbourhood where the Italian immigrants settled and famous for 'Caminito' street. The tour continues along May Avenue, typically Spanish, to get to 'Plaza de los dos Congresos' just in front of the Congress Building. Heading north, the tour gets to aristocratic Recoleta district, known for its Cemetery and to Palermo, wide and beautiful park located in the heart of one of the most elegant areas in the city.
Day 3: BUENOS AIRES
Day at leisure to explore this fantastic and cosmopolitan city and to enjoy its charming pavement cafes, restaurants and excellent shopping.
Evening dinner and Tango show at one of the best tango show places in town. Taste Argentine cuisine specialities accompanied by excellent wines and finish the evening enjoying a Tango and folklore show long to be remembered, transfers included.
Day 4: BUENOS AIRES -TRELEW
Transfer to the domestic airport and departure on flight to
TRELEW:
Meeting assistance, and transfer to Punta Tombo, situated about 120 kms. from Trelew city on the ocean front. There it will be possible to observe the marvellous Magellan Penguins, whose rookery is supposed to gather two million specimens. It is considered the most important continental penguin rookery in Argentina.
Transfer to Puerto Madryn for overnight.
Day 5: PUERTO MADRYN
Breakfast. Full day tour to Peninsula Valdes, Punta Norte or Caleta Valdes Fauna Reserve (depending on where the fauna is at that moment), continental habitat of the outstanding sea-elephants.
There we shall meet this large mammal whose name derives form its striking proboscis (weight between 1 and 6 tons and about 6 mts long). Then, visit to Punta Piramide sea lion rockery where the sea lion of one hair is viewed as well. From September to end of November, navigation to see the breathtaking Wright Whales that every year come to Golfo Nuevo to breed. Return to Puerto Madryn for overnight.
Day 6: PUERTO MADRYN - USHUAIA
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport for flight departure to
USHUAIA. Reception and transfer to the hotel.

Short city tour to see the most interesting sites of this city located on the shore of the Beagle Channel and the background of the Andes. Visit to the Museum of the End of the World. .

The tour visits the old area, the port and the narrow roads that climb the hills. During the ride the different views are nice and colourful. A visit to the End of the World Museum is included as a chance to see the artefacts of the primitive Ona and Yagan inhabitants and also mementoes from the first European settlers, the Bridges and Haberton Families.
Day 7: USHUAIA
Breakfast. Day visit to Tierra del Fuego National Park, visiting Rio Pipo Valley, and its Ensenada Bay. Beagle Channel, sight of Redonda Island, Lapataia area and Verde, and Negra Lagoons.
This Park, 12 km from Ushuaia, is the only National Park with ocean coast in the country. In its 63.000 hectares surface protects innumerable nires, lengas, cherry trees, calafates and notros and flowers as violets and orchids. The walk in the park offers marvellous panoramic views of the Beagle Channel surrounded by mountains and an opportunity to feel nature at its best. The Pan American road that joins America from north to south, starts in Alaska and finishes at Lapataia Bay, a dreamt paradise that together with Laguna Verde and Lago Roca is the highlight of the tour. Then by catamaran navigation along the Beagle Channel to see Bridges, Navarino, de los Lobos and de los Pajaros Islands and Les Eclaireus Lighthouse
Transfer to the tourist port to board a catamaran and sail the waters of the Beagle Channel, which unites the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans. As the catamaran leaves the shore, the view of the city is spectacular. The tour circles Bridges and Archipelago Islands, Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse and several rocks where sea mammals and birds find shelter. This is an excellent chance to see them in their habitat without interrupting their activities.
Return to Ushuaia for overnight.
Day 8: USHUAIA - EL CALAFATE
USHUAIA - Breakfast. Morning at leisure and transfer to the airport.
EL CALAFATE: transfer to the hotel. Overnight.
Day 9: EL CALAFATE
Breakfast . Full day tour to the Perito Moreno Glacier.
Departure from El Calafate bordering the southern arm of the Argentine Lake to get to Los Glaciares National Park (90 km away). The road turns winding and bordering Brazo Rico leaves behind the Sighs Curve and reaches the paths to the Glacier.
Perito Moreno Glacier is about 30.000 years old. Its surface is 192 km2, the front wall is 5 km long and some of its peaks are 80 metres high. The deep blue base is almost as dark as the water that surrounds it. The deep silence is suddenly interrupted by the tremendous noise of huge pieces of ice that crack from the glacier and fall into the lake to float on the Canal de los Tempanos (Icebergs Channel). The continuous advance of the glacier eventually separates this Channel from the rest of the Lake. As the Channel is its only communication with the rest of the lakes in the area, the lake grows to reach over 30 metres above its normal level and floods the surrounding areas. Such pressure opens a tunnel in the ice wall forming an arch that eventually collapses in the world famous 'breaking of the glacier'. This spectacle used to take place every 4 years but due to the planet heating it hasn't happened in the last 10 years
Return to hotel for overnight.

OPTIONAL: Navigation closer to the Glacier Walls and mini-trekking on the glacier, directed by experienced guides, or

OPTIONAL: Visit to patagonic estancia 'El Galpon' located 20 km. from El Calafate. There we will watch the flock gathering by kelpie dogs, listen to a short briefing on farm management, live shearing and wool production. Guided walk around the Bird Lagoon area to observe the wildlife followed by a Patagonian barbecue. (Horse riding on request).
Day 10: EL CALAFATE
Breakfast. We suggest for this day a very interesting tour visiting Upsala and Onelli Glaciers -
OPTIONAL : UPSALA & ONELLI GLACIERS - Upsala Explorer
Navigation through Lake Argentino and cruise among icebergs in a comfortable boat. Service on board of breakfast and tea during return trip. Arrival at Estancia Cristina, located on the Cristina Channel, near Upsala Glacier. Exploratory journey to the Upsala Glacier. Activities: hiking, walking and overland
Day 11: EL CALAFATE - BUENOS AIRES
EL CALAFATE - Breakfast. Transfer to the airport
BUENOS AIRES - Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation including breakfast..
Day 12: BUENOS AIRES - IGUAZU
BUENOS AIRES - Transfer to the domestic airport for flight departure to IGUAZU: Transfer to the hotel . Accommodation including breakfast .
Afternoon visit to the Argentine side of the Falls.
This tour visits Iguazu National Park walking along the paths that cross the jungle and lead to the falls. The lower path runs along about 1.200 metres by the river to see the foot of some of the cascades. The upper path allows the view from the top of the falls. After this walk and a short train ride the tour gets to Puerto Canoas to board a small motor boat to the footbridge over Devil's Throat. The feeling of the magnitude and strength of the water falling is overwhelming.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 13: IGUAZU - BUENOS AIRES
Half day tour to the Brasilian side of the Falls.
Departure towards Tancredo Neves International Bridge to cross the border to Brazil. After clearing customs, the tour continues to Das Cataratas Hotel, beautiful building in Portuguese colonial style from where it is possible to get an incredible panoramic view of Devil's Throat and the semicircle of the falls. An elevator allows a different perspective equally spectacular.
Afternoon transfer to the airport Argentine side.
BUENOS AIRES - Transfer from domestic airport to Ezeiza airport for your flight home.
ACCOMMODATION INCLUDING BREAKFAST AND TAXES
4 nights at hotel in Buenos Aires
2 nights at hotel in Puerto Madryn
2 nights at hotel in Ushuaia
3 nights at hotel in El Calafate
1 nights at hotel in Iguazu
Land arrangements including bilingual (Spanish/English) speaking guide
TRANSFERS: hotel/airport/hotel in all cities
TOURS:
BUENOS AIRES: Half day city tour and Dinner and Tango show
PUERTO MADRYN: Full day tour to Punta Tombo and Full day tour to Peninsula Valdes
USHUAIA: Half day city tour and visit End of the World Museum, Half day Tierra del Fuego National Park and Half day navigation on Beagle Channel
EL CALAFATE: Full day Perito Moreno Glacier tour
IGUAZU : Half day Argentine Falls and Devil's Throat tour and Half day Brazilian Falls
 
Staying at Tourist superior class hotels ( 3 stars) :
For 1 person in single room: usd 1295= - Per person sharing twin : usd 877=
Staying at First class hotels ( 4 stars) :
For 1 person in single room: usd 1692= - Per person sharing twin : usd 1073=
Staying at Deluxe hotels:
For 1 person in single room: usd 2195= - Per person sharing twin : usd 1319=
Validity: April 2003 to April 2004( except Easter )
Commission: please contact us
 
CITY TOURIST CLASS HOTEL FIRST CLASS HOTEL DELUXE HOTEL
Buenos Aires Howard Johnson Da Vinci Americas Towers Emperador-Marriot Plaza
Puerto Madryn Las Bardas Bahia Nueva Peninsula
Ushuaia Ushuaia/ Tolkeyen Los Nires Las Hayas
El Calafate Bahia Redonda/sierra Nevada Kau Yatun Los Alamos
Iguazu Sheraton - garden view Sheraton - falls view Sheraton - Falls view

NOT INCLUDED:
Domestic flights and airport taxes
Any other service not mentioned in this itinerary.

 
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