8 Day Argentina Tour to Patagonia

OVERVIEW

Welcome to Argentina!!

Patagonia; Tango; Gauchos; steak and wine. These are the images that come to mind when thinking about Argentina. With a number of distinct and unique landscapes and experiences, Argentina makes for a great vacation destination or combine with visits to nearby countries, such as Chile, Brazil or Uruguay.

Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, is the country’s largest and most important city with over 25% of the total population. A relatively flat and walkable city, Buenos Aires is characterized by its European architecture and cobbled streets lined with outdoor cafes; it’s no wonder that Buenos Aires is referred to as the Paris of the South.

Outside of Buenos Aires, wild and windswept Patagonia awaits. Hikers will enjoy visits to Patagonia for spectacular hiking and natural scenery. Even non-hikers can enjoy the natural setting – from a guided walk on an active glacier to a scenic cruise on an alpine lake. Wine lovers can visit the Northwest and/or Mendoza wine regions and enjoy the many varietals that make Argentina a leader in world wine production. Wildlife lovers can visit a number of areas to see Guanacos, Penguins, Sea lions, Killer Whales, seals and more. In the semi-tropical north, visitors car cruise through vast wetlands to see a snake, hundreds of bird species, Capybara and even piranha. Not to be missed is the thunderous Iguazu Falls, whose sight inspired Eleanor Roosevelt to proclaim “Poor Niagara” when visiting the Falls in 1944. Poor Niagara for sure; Iguazu Falls is a series of over 275 waterfalls some of which are more than 100 feet higher than Niagara Falls.

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KEY DETAILS

  • PRICE
  • From $2,850 (USD)
  • TYPE
  • Escorted or Self Guided
  • DATES
  • Your Dates

ITINERARY

Day 01: Departure

Welcome to Patagonia

Day 02: Arrival in El Calafate.

Welcome to Patagonia; land of legend and mystery and home to Argentina’s most visited attraction, the Perito Moreno Glacier. Upon arrival, a private transfer will take you to your hotel in town or, for a more authentic Patagonian experience to a lodge outside of the city.  Your afternoon is free to enjoy activities at your lodge or, if in the city, to explore the town, especially the recently opened Glaciarium Ice Museum.

Day 03: Glaciers National Park.

Today you’ll visit one of the only advancing glaciers in the world; the Perito Moreno glacier – an immense sheet of ice which flows from the largest ice sheet outside of Antarctica. Bundle up and board a boat which sails in front of the immense face of the glacier. For the more adventurous, take a guided walk on the glacier (crampons provided) and get an up-close look at the deep blue ice caverns and gullies. Afterward, get a great view of the glacier and ice sheet beyond from a viewing platform in front of the glacier.

Day 04: Estancia Visit.

No visit to Patagonia is complete without visiting one of the many “estancias” (ranches) found throughout. Visit a local estancia for an“asado” of traditional Argentine beef while enjoying a demonstration of gaucho horsemanship or take a boat on Lago Argentino to a remote estancia and get a glimpse of early settler’s life in the area followed by a jeep excursion for spectacular views of glaciers and Andean peaks.

Day 05: Tierra del Fuego

Today you’ll head deeper into Patagonia with a visit to Ushuaia, the southernmost permanently inhabited city in the world. A short flight (in season) from El Calafate brings you to the stupendously rugged Tierra del Fuego. Upon arrival in Ushuaia, a private transfer will take you to your hotel in town.  Spend the afternoon exploring the small city of Ushuaia, a great place for seafood and especially crab.  be missed is the Devil’s Throat, an impressive and thundering waterfall over 100 feet taller than Niagara.

Day 06: Beagle Channel Cruise.

Aboard a boat for a cruise through the Beagle Channel with stunning views abound and get a glimpse of the wildlife that calls this area home: fur seals; cormorants and even penguins (in season).

Day 07: Tierra del Fuego National Park.

Today we head inland to Tierra del Fuego National Park. Along the way, you’ll appreciate the rugged landscape, dotted with a few estancias and numerous beaver dams.  Explore the National Park on foot via one of the many hiking trails, by canoe and/or by the local steam railway.

Day 08: Departure.

It’s time to leave the land of “fire and ice” and head to the airport for your departure flight from Ushuaia. Whether you are continuing your travels or returning home, you’re sure to have been inspired, maybe even humbled by Patagonia.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 3 nights Buenos Aires
  • 3 nights Puerto Iguazu
  • 3 nights Rio de Janeiro
  • Transfers as noted in the itinerary
  • Daily breakfasts
  • Tours as noted in the itinerary
  • English speaking guides
  • International or domestic flights
  • Park entrance fee (paid locally)
  • Travel insurance
  • Expenses due to mishaps

Meet Your South American Expert: Blake Leiberman

Blake Leiberman

South American Specialist for Travel4Real & Italy4Real

Our staff includes Blake Lieberman who is a specialist in travel to and within South America.
Blake began his travel career while living in Argentina and has worked and lived in Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Brazil, Uruguay and Chile.
Blake first visited South America in 1990 and has traveled extensively throughout the continent. Blake currently is an expert in travel to Europe and South America.

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