Buenos Aires and southern patagonia, with andean crossing, Torres del Paine and Perito Moreno glacier

Patagonian Lakes, Argentina and Chilean Southern Patagonia

11 Nights – 12 Days

from $100

full recomended!


Awesome package to discover Patagonia, visiting outstanding destinations in Argentinean and Chilean Patagonia. Including Bariloche, the “lakes Crossing”, unique Torres del Paine and the amazing Perito Moreno Glacier.


Highlights

• Your journey starts in Buenos Aires, the social and political center of Argentina, where you will constantly experience new sensations and emotions,

• Enjoy the sensual and sophisticated beauty of tango steps.

• Indulge to a succulent beef steak resulting from naturally fed, non-feedlock cattle, marinated in the unique flavor of a Malbec wine, in a local barbecue restaurant.

• Explore Bariloche and its breathtaking surroundings, extending from the Andes all the way up to the exuberant forests of Nahuel Huapí National Park. 

• Be stunned by the outstanding Chilean Lake District while you explore the Todos los Santos Lake and enjoy the impressive views of the incredible Osorno volcano. 

• Enjoy the amazing peaks reflected in mirror like lakes in the Torres el Paine National Park

• Experience the magnificence of one of the most incredible glaciers on Earth. 


Operates:  all year round 

Places and attractions to visit: Buenos Aires, Nahuel Huapí Lake, Lakes District Argentina - Chile, Andean Crossing, Peulla, Petrohué falls, Torres del Paine and Perito Moreno glacier. 

Region: Patagonian Lakes, Argentina and Chilean Southern Patagonia.


Overview

Day 1: BUENOS AIRES. Sightseeing tour.
Day 2: BUENOS AIRES. Dinner and Tango Show.
Day 3: BUENOS AIRES – BARILOCHE. “Small Circuit” tour.
Day 4: BARILOCHE.Day at leisure.
Day 5: BARILOCHE - ANDEAN CROSSING BY LAKES BARILOCHE – PUERTO VARAS (Chile) Andean Lakes crossing.
DAY 06: PUERTO MONNT - PUNTA ARENAS – PUERTO NATALES
DAY 07: PUERTO NATALES. Torres del Paine National Park.
DAY 8: PUERTO NATALES – EL CALAFATE. Bus to El Calafate in Argentina.
Day 9: EL CALAFATE. Perito Moreno Glacier.
Day 10: EL CALAFATE. Day at leisure.
Day 11: EL CALAFATE - BUENOS AIRES
Day 12: BUENOS AIRES. Transfer to the airport for your flight back home or continue with extensions.
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Itineraty Details

Day 1: BUENOS AIRES

Arrive to Buenos Aires.
Buenos Aires, cosmopolitan and elegant capital of Argentina, with a population of 12 million inhabitants, it is usually mentioned as the Paris of South America.

Transfer to the hotel and Buenos Aires’ sightseeing tour
A different and original approach to discover the city’s most beautiful places, bars and avenues, to live her cultural life and to see her rich history come alive. A tour covering the outstanding points of interest: '9 de Julio´ Avenue, Colon Theatre (Opera House), San Telmo neighborhood, birthplace of the city, May Square, historical and political centre, La Boca district, famous for 'Caminito' street, May Avenue, Recoleta district, known for its Cemetery and Palermo, wide and beautiful park located in the heart of one of the most elegant areas in the city.
Overnight.

Day 2: BUENOS AIRES

Day at leisure.

Optional suggested: Full day Gaucho Party tour at the country side or half day Tigre & Paraná delta.

In the evening, Dinner and Tango show
Buenos Aires is the birthplace of Tango, born in the brothels of the city, just before the beginning of the 1880s. Tango is not only a dance but also an obsession. Erotic and passionate, haunting and melancholic, it involves not only the body but also the soul. Tango has captured the popular imagination for over one hundred years to become no less than an international cult.
A 3 course dinner with selected Argentine wines and an excellent beef while enjoying, an impressive musical show where the main character is Tango.
Overnight.

Day 3: BUENOS AIRES – BARILOCHE

Transfer out to the airport for the flight to Bariloche. Arrival and transfer to the hotel.
Bariloche is the hub of the Lakes District, a beautiful area of glacial lakes, ancient forests and extinct snow-capped volcanoes.

In the evening, Half day Small Circuit and Campanario Hill tour:
The journey starts in Bariloche and borders the Nahuel HuapĂ­ Lake. About 10 km. and further on, you come to the base of Campanario hill. There, you ride a chair lift, which take you to the top (1.050 m.a.s.l.). From there you will be able to admire one of the most beautiful and fascinating views in this area. Continuing the journey you will enjoy forest and mountains form an ecological zone unique in South America, as well as amazing views of Moreno and the Nahuel HuapĂ­ lakes.
Overnight.

Day 4: BARILOCHE

Day at leisure.

Optional suggested: Half day tour sailing the Nahuel HuapĂ­ Lake to Victoria Island and the Arrayanes National Park.
Overnight.

Day 5: BARILOCHE - ANDEAN CROSSING BY LAKES BARILOCHE (Argentina) – PUERTO VARAS (Chile)

Breakfast and transfer to the port to start the Andean Crossing, one of the most extraordinary tours and the most picturesque way of traveling from Argentina to Chile. Spectacular navigation through the Nahuel Huapí, Frias and Todos los Santos lakes, all of which located amid Argentina and Chile. Arrival to Peulla, ecological Village, paradise for the nature lovers. Afterward continue to Puerto Varas. Along the way we will stop to visit the Petrohué falls, a spectacle of nature that offers geological formations of volcanic origin that give rise to spectacular water rapid.
Overnight.

DAY 06: PUERTO VARAS - PUNTA ARENAS - PUERTO NATALES

Morning at leisure.
Transfer to the airport in Puerto Montt to take the flight to Punta Arenas.
Arrive in Punta Arenas.
Transfer to the bus station to take the bus to Puerto Natales. Arrival and transfer to the selected hotel. Overnight.

DAY 07: PUERTO NATALES.

Full day Torres del Paine National Park.
You will admire breathtaking views of monumental peaks towering over turquoise lakes and rocky moraines. Inside the Park, you will know the famous Nordenskjöl lookout point with panoramic views of the mountain range and the Paine massif. You’ll feel as if you arrived to another world, surrounded by pristine landscapes. Later on, a walk of 400 meters is necessary to get close to Salto Grande a mighty waterfall. Finally the last part of our trip brings us to Grey Glacier and Grey Lake where you can see small icebergs at the back the great Grey glacier. In that tour you will visit the Natural Monument "Mylodon Cave", a huge 200 meters deep cavern where remains of prehistoric animals have been found.
Overnight.

DAY 8: PUERTO NATALES – EL CALAFATE

Transfer to the bus station to take the bus to El Calafate in Argentina.
El Calafate is located in the Patagonian steppe, on the border of Argentino Lake. It is the hub to visit different parts of Los Glaciares National Park.
Reception and transfer to the selected hotel.
Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight.

Day 9: EL CALAFATE

Full day tour to the World Heritage Site of Perito Moreno Glacier.
The majesty of nature at its best.
This wonderful scenic area, Perito Moreno Glacier and Argentino Lake, is one of world's most scenic areas, declared “Universal Heritage” by the UNESCO. In front of the glacier, there are a system of balconies and footbridges that allow you to enjoy walks along different paths and to have really amazing views. Sometimes 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).
Box lunch included.

Optional suggested: Nautical Safari
Overnight.

Day 10: EL CALAFATE

Day at leisure.

Optional: Full day sailing to the barrier of ice floes and other glaciers.
Overnight.

Day 11: EL CALAFATE - BUENOS AIRES

Transfer to the airport to take the flight to Buenos Aires.
Overnight at the selected hotel.

Day 12: BUENOS AIRES

Transfer to the airport for your flight back home or continue with extensions.

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CUSTOMIZE THIS TOUR FOR ME:  
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Important note:

Please take into account that the VAT tax 21%. According to argentinean tax regulations in regards to foreign visitors, is not included on the accommodation portion of your quote.
To skip the payment of the VAT tax, we need a copy of your passport before arriving to our country.


FLIGHT TICKETS: Flights needed for this itinerary

Buenos Aires / Bariloche / / Puerto Montt / Punta Arenas // El Calafate / Buenos Aires
Flights in Argentina cost approximately $100 to $250 USD per segment (*Estimate fare subject to reconfirmation upon issuing tickets).
Covitour can offer special rates on flights for this itinerary.


Included in the cost
  • Seat-in basis services with local English/Spanish speaking guide.
  • Buenos Aires city tour.
  • Dinner and Tango Show.
  • Small Circuit tour in Bariloche.
  • Andean Crossing by lakes.
  • Visit to PetrohuĂ© falls.
  • Full day excursion to Torres del Paine.
  • Regular bus from Puerto Natales to El Calafate.
  • Perito Moreno Glacier tour.
  • All Transfers mentioned, to and from airports.
  • Daily breakfast and meals mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation in the mentioned or similar hotels within the selected category with daily breakfast: 3 nights in Buenos Aires, 2 in Bariloche, 1 in Puerto Varas, 2 nights in Puerto Natales and 3 nights in Calafate.
  • VAT and local taxes.
Not Included in the cost
  • National Park Entrance Fees.
  • International or Domestic Flights.
  • Insurance (Covitour offers Travel insurance with special rates for this trip. Please just let us know if you are interested).
  • Tips to local guides and drivers.
  • Porterage and tips at hotels.
  • Extra expenses at hotel or personal items.
  • Optional excursions.
  • Optional extension to Ushuaia or other destination.

Particular conditions
All of the excursions described in the itineraries can normally be carried out. Notwithstanding the above, Covitour Incoming & Corporate and reserve the right, for technical or operative reasons, to reschedule, shorten, or alter all or part of the itineraries and/or excursions without prior notice, in order to safeguard the wellbeing and safety of passengers, preserve the environment, or due to any extraordinary circumstances, acts of God or force majeure. For the same reasons, the hours of departure or arrival of the excursions may be subject to change.

Optional Tours

Buenos Aires: Full day Gaucho Party

Tour at the country side. An opportunity to meet 'gauchos' (cowboys) in their own environment. A ride to the outskirts of the city into the countryside, the 'pampas', cradle of the 'gaucho' and the rich 'gaucho' tradition. Barbecue, wine, popular singing and dancing show, will give visitors an idea about the Gaucho daily life, horse races, etc.

Buenos Aires: Half day Tigre & Paraná delta.

It may be hard to believe that a few minutes ago from the chaos of the city, Nature and silence seem to have defeated the piles of concrete and the frenzy of urban life. This visit to Tigre, the gateway to the astonishing Paraná River Delta, will allow us toboard a catamaran boat to discover thousands of islands and islets crisscrossed by rivers and brooks.

Bariloche: Half day tour sailing the Nahuel HuapĂ­ Lake to Victoria Island and the Arrayanes National Park.

The tour begins at Puerto Pañuelo, on the shores of the picturesque Llao Llao Peninsula. Catamarans leave from this pier towards Victoria Island. Its beautiful natural scenery encloses beautiful attractions. Afterwards, tourists get back on board to head the worldwide famous Bosque de Arrayanes (myrtle forest) may be visited. This tree formation with ancient specimens is unique in the world.

Bariloche: Full day tour to San Martin de los Andes

On this tour you will enjoy the beautiful road that surrounds the Nahuel HuapĂ­ Lake on the way to the lovely small town: Villa La Angostura. From there on we will start a highly interesting circuit: "The seven lakes circuit". Through a beautiful forest and rocky hills, you will be surprised by the Correntoso, Espejo, Villarino and MachĂłnico lakes. Finally you will be able to admire the beauty of the Lacar Lake and San Martin de los Andes.

Calafate: Full day navigation to the barrier of ice floes and other glaciers.

Sail among icebergs on a clear water lake. Early morning departure to Punta Bandera where the northern and southern arms of the Argentine Lake join.The tour goes through the Spegazzini and the Upsala glaciers, entering the bays that they form and also includes sailing in the cord of icebergs located about 20 km from the Upsala glacier.

Calafate: Full day navigation to Cristina Ranchandthe barrier of ice floes.

The excursions that are surrounded by the Andes mountains, Upsala glacier and Argentino Lake lead us to get in touch with a natural, unique, remote environment, and with the culture and lifestyle of the pioneers and the explorers of past centuries. Navigation through the Argentino Lake among icebergs and mountains and then a visit to Estancia Cristina is an interesting combination of nature, adventure, history, and pleasure. This full day program offers alternatives such as those who prefer a quiet day of touring and history as well as those who look forward to activities with adventure like trekking and riding a four wheel drive.

Nautical Safari navigation

During FD Perito Moreno Glacier: This navigation, gives you the possibility of watching from a totally different perspective the impressive walls of Perito Moreno Glacier and its constant falling walls of ice over the waters of Lake Rico.

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