1: BUENOS AIRES Assistance and transfer from the
airport to the selected hotel. Accommodation
including buffet breakfast.
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.
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
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
Transfer to Puerto Madryn for overnight.
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
6:PUERTO MADRYN - USHUAIA Breakfast. Transfer to the airport
for flight departure to
USHUAIA. Reception and transfer to the
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.
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
Return to Ushuaia for overnight.
8:USHUAIA - EL CALAFATE USHUAIA - Breakfast. Morning at
leisure and transfer to the airport.
EL CALAFATE: transfer to the hotel.
9: EL CALAFATE
Breakfast . Full day tour to the Perito
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
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).
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
11: EL CALAFATE - BUENOS AIRES
EL CALAFATE - Breakfast. Transfer to
BUENOS AIRES - Transfer to the hotel.
Accommodation including breakfast..
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.
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
Afternoon transfer to the airport Argentine
BUENOS AIRES - Transfer from domestic
airport to Ezeiza airport for your flight
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
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
IGUAZU : Half day Argentine Falls and
Devil's Throat tour and Half day Brazilian
at Tourist superior class hotels ( 3
For 1 person in single room: usd 1295=
- Per person sharing twin : usd 877=
at First class hotels ( 4 stars) :
For 1 person in single room: usd 1692=
- Per person sharing twin : usd 1073=
at Deluxe hotels:
For 1 person in single room: usd 2195=
- Per person sharing twin : usd 1319=
April 2003 to April 2004( except Easter
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Johnson Da Vinci
- garden view
- falls view
- Falls view
Domestic flights and airport taxes
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