Buenos Aires & full Argentinean and Chilean Patagonia including Perito Moreno glacier

Patagonian Lakes, Southern Patagonia of Argentina and Chile

10 days - 9 nights



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Awesome package to discover highlights of Argentinean and Chilean Patagonia. This trip combines the cosmopolitan Buenos Aires and the possibility to add an extension in Santiago de Chile, with amazing landscapes such us: the Lakes district, the Glaciers National Park and the Perito Moreno glacier, and Torres Del Paine, including a fantastic travel in a 4x4 truck though the Patagonia. 


Highlights

Awesome package to discover highlights of Argentinean and Chilean Patagonia. This trip combines the cosmopolitan Buenos Aires and the possibility to add an extension in Santiago de Chile, with amazing landscapes such us: the Lakes district, the Glaciers National Park and the Perito Moreno glacier, and Torres Del Paine, including a fantastic travel in a 4x4 truck though the Patagonia. 

Places and attractions to visit: Buenos Aires city, Tango night, Nahuel HuapĂ­ National Park, Perito Moreno Glacier, Overland truck 4 x 4 at Patagonian Steppe, Torres del Paine, Santiago de Chile.


Region: Patagonian Lakes, Southern Patagonia of Argentina and Chile.


Highlights: 

• Enjoy the monuments at the Captivating capital of Argentina.

• Surprise with the widest avenue in the world and the colorful stands of La Boca. 

• Enjoy with the famous cemetery of La Recoleta 

• Explore the unique landscapes of Argentinean Lakes’ district, from the top of the Andes towards the blue extensions of the Nahuel Huapi Lake.

• Be amaze with the Incredible Grandeur of Perito Moreno Glacier.

• Enjoy fantastic off road overland along the immense and dramatic Patagonian steppe.

• Spend three fantastic days at the exceptional Chilean Patagonia and be amazed by the wilderness of the landscape at Torres del Paine National Park.


Operates: November to March


Overview

Day 1: BUENOS AIRES Half day sightseeing tour.
Day 2: BUENOS AIRES Day at leisure. Dinner and Tango Show.
Day 3: BUENOS AIRES - BARILOCHE Half day “Small Circuit” tour.
Day 4: BARILOCHE Day at leisure.
Day 5: BARILOCHE - EL CALAFATE Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 6: EL CALAFATE Full day tour to Perito Moreno Glacier.
Day 7: EL CALAFATE Day at leisure.
Day 8: EL CALAFATE – TORRES DEL PAINE (CHILE) Overland 4X4 to Torres del Paine National Park in Chile.
Day 9: TORRES DEL PAINE – PUERTO NATALES Full day Tour down the Serrano River to Puerto Natales.
Day 10: PUERTO NATALES – PUNTA ARENAS – SANTIAGO DE CHILE
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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.
Welcome and transfer to the hotel. After the check in, Buenos Aires’ sightseeing tour.
A different and original approach to discover the city’s most beautiful places, bars and avenues, to live its cultural life and to see its 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 at the selected hotel.

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. The 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, welcome and transfer to the selected 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 at the selected hotel.

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 - EL CALAFATE

Transfer out to the airport for the flight to El Calafate.
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 hotel.
Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight at the selected hotel.

Day 6: EL CALAFATE

Full day tour to the World Heritage Site of Perito Moreno Glacier. The majesty of nature at its best. Seeing it, almost within touching distance, is one of nature’s most incredible experiences.
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 Témpanos (Icebergs Channel).
Box lunch included.
Overnight.

Day 7: EL CALAFATE

Day at leisure.

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

Day 8: EL CALAFATE – TORRES DEL PAINE (CHILE)

In the southern tip of mainland South America, shared by Chile and Argentina, the rugged territory of Patagonia is renowned for its breathtaking scenery.

Overland truck 4 x 4 from El Calafate to Torres del Paine.
The trip from El Calafate, to National Park Torres del Paine crossing the Patagonian steppe onboard of our overland truck 4X4, takes around 3,5hs. depending on the time spent and the border post.
Once in the park, we will combine rides in our overland truck and hikes, as there are many roads that go along the park and hundreds of hiking paths from one side to another.
We will go to strategic places from where we´ll start the hikes that will allow us to get to the viewpoints where we will have most beautiful sights of the park.
Around noon, we will offer you a picnic at the mountain. In case, the weather doesn´t allow it, we´ll use mountain shelters. In the afternoon, where ever the day finds us, we´ll offer you an afternoon snack and coffee.
Picnic included.
Overnight at the selected hotel.

Day 9: TORRES DEL PAINE – PUERTO NATALES

Full day Tour Down Serrano River to Puerto Natales
This full day excursion begins in Torres del Paine National Park, in the area of Rio Serrano. Here we will take the zodiac to go down river and observe unknown and untouched areas of Torres del Paine and Bernardo O’Higgins National Parks, such as Tyndall and Geike glaciers. After three hours sailing we will reach our place for lunch and a break. After lunch a walk for 20 minutes is held bordering the calving lake originated by the melting of Serrano Glacier toward its base.
Afterward we will take the main boat to go to Puerto Natales through the waters of the Última Esperanza inlet. Its name is owed for being the “Last hope” to find the Strait of Magellan in 1557, for an expedition that came from the Pacific Ocean.
Includes lunch.
Overnight.

Day 10: PUERTO NATALES – PUNTA ARENAS – SANTIAGO DE CHILE

Transfer out from Puerto Natales to the airport in Punta Arenas to take the flight to Santiago.
Transfer to the airport for your flight back home or continue with extension in Santiago de Chile.<

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Important note:

Please take into account that the VAT tax 21%. According to 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.


AIR TICKET: Flights needed for this itinerary

Buenos Aires / Bariloche / Calafate / Punta Arenas – Santiago de Chile
Flights in South America 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.
  • Tango Show.
  • Small Circuit tour in Bariloche with chairlift to Campanario hill.
  • Perito Moreno Glacier tour.
  • Transfer-Excursion to Torres del Paine in overland truck 4x4.
  • Full day Tour down the Serrano River to Puerto Natales (Includes lunch).
  • 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: 2 nights in Buenos Aires, 2 in Bariloche, 3 in El Calafate, 1 in Torres del Paine, 1 in Puerto Natales.
  • 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 Santiago de Chile or other destinations.

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. Arrive to an “Estancia” (Ranch) for a “Gaucho” (cowboy) experience. 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 away 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.

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 the barrier of ice floes and Cristina Ranch

The excursions that are surrounded by the Andes mountains, Upsala glacier and Argentino Lake leads us to get in touch with a natural, unique, remote environment, with culture and lifestyle of the pioneers and the explorers of past century.Navigation through the Argentino Lake among icebergs and mountains and then visit 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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