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Ice Moon - 12 Days

Day 01:

BUENOS AIRES.Arrive to the airport, reception and transfer to the selected Hotel. In the afternoon, private city tour.
CITY TOUR. We will discover the magic of Buenos Aires in a 3 hours and a half city tour in which you will visit the outstanding building of the National Congress, the ancient Council, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Capitol (better known as "Pink House"). The buildings that surround the "Mayo Square" consist of the above mentioned spots. The tour also includes the magnificent areas of Recoleta and Palermo, with their beautiful parks and buildings, the Colon Theatre, one of the five most important Opera theatres of the world and many other buildings and palaces of architectural, historical and cultural value. We will visit San Telmo area, one of the most antique districts of the city, as well as La Boca district, with its "caminito" -a pictures pedestrian street-, where you will find its colourful metal sheet tenements. Finally, the tour will lead us to the recently recycled district of Puerto Madero, old area of the Buenos Aires port. The tour also will include the visit to the Ateneo Grand Splendid bookstore, awarded by The Guardian newspaper as the second of the ten most beautiful bookstores of the world. Over there, in its building inaugurated in 1919 and below its dome, among balconies and intact ornamentation, the coffee and reading areas are found.

Day 02:

BUENOS AIRES.Breakfast at the hotel. Day at leisure.

Day 03:

BUENOS AIRES / PUERTO MADRYN. Breakfast at the hotel, and transfer to the airport. Flight to Puerto Madryn. Arrive and reception at the airport, transfer to “Punta Tombo´s Reserve”. After finishing the excursion, transfer to the Hotel.
PUNTA TOMBO. At 110 Km to the south of the city of Trelew you can find one of the most diverse colonies of marine poultry in the world, which houses the biggest continental concentration of Magellanic penguins. The Natural and protected area Punta Tombo has a population of more than 400.000 adult samples, with whom we will live in their natural habitat. Couples of that specie gather there from middle September to end of March. This natural reserve also protects other species such as the kelp gulls, oystercatchers, imperial and rocker cormorants. Besides, some maras, rheas, guanacos, and foxes can be watched.

Day 04:

PUERTO MADRYN. Breakfast at the hotel. Full day regular excursion to Península Valdés. PENINSULA VALDES. To make this fantastic tour, which undoubtedly will be an irrepetible experience, we leave early in the morning to reach Puerto Pirámide. We will have lunch in the complex of the lighthouse. Later on we go down through the cliffs to have the unique experience of walking among the majestic elephant seals. Then we travel towards Punta Cantor to watch the external coast of the peninsula and we reach the first part of Caleta Valdés, a narrow spit of land that separates the open sea from a marine lagoon and in which coasts some penguins, sea lions and elephant seals gather along with guanacos, maras and rheas. Return to Puerto Madryn.

Day 05:

PUERTO MADRYN / USHUAIA. Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport. Flight to Ushuaia. Arrive and reception at the airport, and transfer to the selected Hotel.

Day 06:

USHUAIA. Breakfast at the hotel. Full day excursion “Lake Off Road” (4x4 excursion) LAKE OFF ROAD. As follows the traveller profile, in this excursion you get shaken up inside a 4x4 vehicle. However, Lakes is a trip for all ages. That doesn´t mean we won´t be driving into the lake itself to surf the waves, or taking on impossible mud tracks, or rescuing the truck ourselves from natural environments using the winch. On this unmissable trip, we´ll be crossing the Andes, and following Lake Fagnano for 10 miles (15km) up to the banks. In this idyllic place, located bang in the middle of a thousand year-old forest, we´ll be lunching on an exquisite barbeque and spicing up the after-dinner chats with some well deserved toasts.

Day 07:

USHUAIA / PUERTO NATALES.Breakfast at the hotel. Sailing to “Isla de Lobos”. Alter the excursion, transfer to the airport. Flight to Punta Arenas. Reception in Punta Arenas´s airport and transfer to the bus station to take the bus to Puerto Natales. Reception at the bus station and transfer to the selected hotel.
SAILING TO ISLA DE LOBOS. The tour starts at the tourist port of Ushuaia. From this site, the landscape is a combination of sea and mountains and the Mounts Olivia and Five Brothers as well as the Ranchs Fique and Túnel can be admired. From there, the tour continues to the centre of the Beagle Channel, reaching the Lighthouse Les Eclaireurs, in the homonym archipelago. This lighthouse sometimes is mistaken with the one of “the end of the world”, which is located at the States Island and shows the sailors the access to the Ushuaia bay. Heading to the Wolves Island, it is possible to sail in complete silence around the island and observe this beautiful colony of sea lions – the South American sea lions and the South American fur seals– in its permanent habitat. The catamaran continues the trip towards the Birds Island, where one can match the majesty of the Imperial and Magellanic Cormorants, albatross, petrel birds, Squas birds and 20 different species of seabirds. Later on, sailing through Paso Chico, we will return to Ushuaia, with a view of the beautiful frame that Martial Mount and the homonym glacier gives to the city.

Day 08:

PUERTO NATALES / TORRES DEL PAINE.Breakfast at the hotel. Full day excursion to “Torres del Paine” with box lunch included. Accommodation at the selected hotel inside the National Park.
TORRES DEL PAINE. Visiting the Patagonia without going to Torres del Paine National Park is almost a sin. This tour departs at 8 AM from your lodging place in Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine National Park.
The first stop will be the millenary Milodon Cave, a huge natural ground accident with an incalculable anthropological value, which is believed to have been inhabited by the primitive Patagonian man, and the Milodon, an extinct herbivorous animal. Once 30 minutes have elapsed and 36 km have been traveled, the second stop will be made: Cerro Castillo, where passengers will be able to enjoy cafeteria services. A perfect preamble to later arrive to Torres del Paine National Park through the Amarga Lagoon area, a stunning scenery where you can enjoy watching red foxes and condors which usually are part of the beautiful panoramic views of the Paine mountain range. Following the route, you can see the Nordenskjold and Pehoé Lakes, together with groups of guanacos and lesser rheas or ñandúes. The journey continues with a 10 minute hike, where it is possible to discover the astonishing Salto Grande (Large waterfall) to continue through the front of the imposing horns towards the Grey Lake area. A stop will be made at the Grey inn to have lunch. During the afternoon, the tour continues towards the glacier area, where an approximate one-and-a-half-hour stop will be made, as well as a beautiful hike among forests of lengas and breathtaking ice floes of the Grey Glacier.

Day 09:

TORRES DEL PAINE / CALAFATE. Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Castillo´s hill, border place between Chile and Argentina, where a bus will take you to Calafate. Reception at the bus station, and transfer to the selected hotel.

Day 10:

EL CALAFATE.Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the port to board the Marpatag, where you will spend the night inside the National Park near to the glaciers. MARPATAG. Life on board Leal Cruise is the highlight of the day. A selected group shares the wonderful experience of sailing on Lago Argentino, in search of the "Spirit of the Glaciers". From the quiet and warm inside it is possible to bask in the harmony of nature at its best. The Spirit of the Glaciers is a two days / one night program that includes:

A SURPRISE FOR THE NEWLYWEDS. Two days navigation on "Lago Argentino" enjoying the spectacular Upsala, Spegazzini and Perito Moreno Glaciers.
· Night on board in a cabin with private bathroom.
· Full board and coffee service during the trip.
· Activities on board with a bilingual guide.

Day 11:

EL CALAFATE / BUENOS AIRES. Breakfast on the boat. Around 16.00hs we will be returning to the port, where a vehicle will be waiting for taking us to the airport. Flight to Buenos Aires. Arrive to the airport, reception and transfer to the selected Hotel.

Day 12:

BUENOS AIRES.Breakfast at the hotel. At the time coordinated with the tour guide, transfer to the international airport to take the fight back.

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