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Enjoy Argentina - 09 Days

Day 01:

Buenos Aires. Arrival, and at the time scheduled, half day city tour through Buenos Aires, visiting Plaza de Mayo, Casa Rosada, the Metropolitan Cathedral, and the Cabildo. Then you will arrive to La Boca neighbourhood to walk around Caminito Street and see how the first immigrants who arrived to Buenos Aires used to live. Overnight.

Day 02:

Buenos Aires - Ushuaia. Breakfast. Transfer to the airport to take the flight to Ushuaia. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Overnight.

Day 03:

Ushuaia. Breakfast. In the morning, half day Tierra del Fuego National Park tour. This Park, 12 km from Ushuaia, is the only National Park with ocean coast in the country. Its 63.000 hectares protect innumerable ñires, 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. In the evening, half day Beagle tour. The tour start at the touristic pier " Don Eduardo Arturo Brisighelli ". From this point, the landscape is a combination of sea and mountains, and the mounts Olivia, Five Brothers, the Fique and Túnel "estancias", and the Encajonado River can be seen. The catamaran the sails to the middle of the Beagle Channel, towards the southwest, arriving to the Les Eclaireurs lighthouse, at the archipelago that has the same name. In one of these islands it is possible to observe pieces of the ship Monte Cervantes, which was shipwrecked in 1930. Towards the Seal's Island, it is possible to observe the games of these peculiar sea mammals and in complete silence thecatamaran sails around the island during about 20 minutes observing its permanent habitat, it is a wonderful scene. Later, sailing through Paso Chico, the way back to Ushuaia, with a view of the beautiful frame that gives the Le Martial Mount and its glacier. Overnight.

Day 04:

Ushuaia - El Calafate. Breakfast. Transfer to the airport to take the flight to El Calafate. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Overnight.

Day 05:

El Calafate. Breakfast. Full day Perito Moreno Glacier tour. The majesty of nature at its best. Departure from El Calafate bordering the southern arm of the Argentine Lake to get to Los Glaciares National Park (90 km away) and reach 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). Overnight.

Day 06:

El Calafate - Puerto Madryn.Breakfast. Transfer to the airport to take the flight to Puerto Madryn. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Overnight.

Day 07:

Puerto Madryn. Breakfast and full day excursion to Península Valdés. Early in the morning, departure to Isthmus Carlos Ameghino from where it is possible to see at the same time Nuevo and San Jose Gulfs, visit the Interpretation Centre and see the Birds’ Island. This is a small island connected to the continent during low tides where visitors are not allowed. A wide variety of birds arrive during their breeding season: seagulls, flamingos, herons, cormorants, ducks and penguins among others. The tour continues to Caleta Valdes where there is an important settlement of Southern Elephant seals and Punta Delgada. After lunch, drive to Puerto Piramides, a nice beach surrounded by cliffs. Optional tour: Whale watching tours by boat leave from this port. On the return to Puerto Madryn, the tour passes by Salinas Grande and Chica, a natural depression 42 mts. below sea level. Overnight.

Day 08:

Puerto Madryn - Buenos Aires. Breakfast and half day excursion to Punta Tombo. Located on the Atlantic Ocean coast, Punta Tombo reserve is home to the world's largest colony of Magellanic penguins. Spending much of their lives in the water, these penguins return yearly to the Patagonian coast to court, breed, and raise their young. Males arrive prior to the females, preparing and settling into their old nests. When the females arrive, they search out their lifelong mate through a series of calls and a chorus of answers. After an elaborate courtship, the female will lay one egg and both male and female will share the two-month incubation. Once the baby penguin, or chick, hatches, the parents will forage for food, feeding the chick by regurgitation until it can fend for itself. After the chicks learn to swim, the family will return to the ocean and migrate north to southern Brazil. When the immature penguins return to Punta Tombo the following year, they will moult their feathers, and breeding will once again resume. Besides penguins it is also possible to see many other kind of birds in the area. Return to Puerto Madryn and transfer to the airport to take the flight to Buenos Aires. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Overnight.

Day 09:

Buenos Aires. Breakfast. Transfer to the airport to take the flight back.

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