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South Patagonia from Valdes peninsula.


glaciar Perito Moreno, Argentina

Ruta 40, Patagonia

Cuernos del Paine, Lago Grey

Day 1: Argentina y Chile
Departure from Europe.

Day 2:
IArrival at Buenos Aires airport, private transfer to hotel.
1 overnight at Catalinas Suites Hotel in the city of Buenos Aires.
Optional: in the evening Tango Show in San Telmo.

Day 3:
In the morning (starting from the hotel 09:00 am) 3 hours City Tour with bilingual guide. In the afternoon transfer to national airport (from hotel 1, 5 hour before flight depart), flight to Trelew. Meeting with the private guide and driver. Drive to Puerto Madryn.
2 overnights at Hosteria.
Drive distance: 60 km on paved road.

Day 4:
Full day tour around Península Valdés, visiting the most important sea elephant colony at the east cost, than, in the north a fur seal colony and marine birth reserve. Along our drive we will see a lot of other animals as Guanacos, Nandues, Maras and an endless number of birds in the steppe. From May to December this is the place where the southern right whale arrives and remains to mate and give birth.
A boat cruise allows us to enjoy those animals from a very short distance.
Overnight as day before.Ballena franca, Patagonia
Drive distance: 360 km (190 on gravel road).

Day 5:
Our trip leads us toward South, where we visit Cabo Dos Bahías. Hundreds of penguins arrive at this cost to mate and give birth. We can watch them running just around us. Continuing to Comodoro Rivadavia
We stay overnight at Hotel.
Drive distance: 610 km paved road.

Day 6:
Today the road we follow turns toward West to Sarmiento, in the middle of a green and fertile region next to the biggest lakes of the Patagonian "meseta", the Musters and Colhue Huapi lakes. We visit the amazing Petrifiedpinguino, Patagonia, Peninsula de Valdes Forest reserve enjoying the wonderful sunset over that very special scenery for photographers. Our drive continues to the west until we reach the legendary Ruta 40, Argentinian´s longest road (4600 km), where we will really be impressed by its wildness.
Overnight at Hostería on Buenos Aires Lake.
Drive distance: 500 km. (160 gravel road).

Day 7:
Drive to Cueva de las Manos (prehistoric cave painting). The Cuevas were a sacred site for the Tehuelches and their ancestors so that we can find about 9000 years old painting, mainly hands. We continue our trip southwards and than to the west, approaching the Andes and the huge snow covered Cerro San Lorenzo.
Overnight at Estancia Suyai near to the Pueyrredón lake.
3 overnights at this beautiful old estancia, located on the lake shore.
Drive distance: 290 km gravel road.

Day 8: bosque petrificado
A wildlife trekking to the Chilean border along Pueyrredón lake through the surroundings, deep into the wilderness. Overnight as before.

Day 9:
Day free of activities
, or visit of the "garganta del río Oro". Overnight as before.
Optional: horseback ride.

 Day 10:
After breakfast early in the morning and once again along the Ruta 40, we head southward to El Chaltén. This part of our trip leads us through the (by far) vastest and loneliest region in Patagonia, only interrupted by some huge estancias, without seeing aguanacos single vehicle on our way. In the evening arrival at El Chaltén, where the legendary Mount Fitz Roy and Mount Torre are part of one of the most amazing mountain regions in the world.
Overnight at Hostería
Drive distance: 600 km gravel road (long journey !).

Day 11:
Hiking to Laguna de los Tres
, enjoying an incredible view of Mount Fitz Roy along the whole trek. After 3 to 4 hours we reach the lagoon which lies at the feet of Mount Fitz Roy , offering a breathtaking close up view of huge granite peaks soaring above us.
Overnight as before.

San Lorenzo - estancia
Day 12:
Hiking to Laguna Torre
, the base camp for the ascents to Mount Torre, one of the most difficult summits in the world. The view we get while having lunch is just overwhelming over all of those ice covered peaks and huge glaciers. Late afternoon drive to Calafate on Lago Argentino.
Overnight at Hostería.
Drive distance: 220 km gravel and paved road.

Day 13:
Full day excursion in minibus to the famous Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the highlights in Southern Patagonia. Being the only glacier in the world which is permanently advancing, it has been declared by UNESCO a world heritage. We shall wait for the sunset, because the scenery of its amazing shapes and colours is the best during those hours.
 Overnight as before.Fitz Roy, El chalten, Argentina
Drive distance: 180 km gravel road.

Day 14:
Optional (!): Full day boat excursion to the Upsala, Onelli and Spegazzini Glaciers, on Argentino Lake.
Overnight as day before.

Day 15:
After crossing the vast Patagonian steppe we reach Cancha Carreras border, where we can purchase some food supplies and then we continue to Torres del Paine National park. The Paine massif is the most impressive mountain wilderness region in the Patagonian Andes, breathtaking rock spires, tumbling glaciers, milky green lakes, beech forest and windswept grasslands, which supports an amazing variety of geese, ducks and black necked swans, guanacos, foxes and nandús.
Overnight at Hostería.Cerro torre, Argentina
Drive distance: 390 km, mostly on gravel road.

Day 16:
Short transfer to Grey lake, with unforgettable views of the Paine Horns (Cuernos del Paine) and the Paine Massif, as well as Lago Grey and the Grey Glacier. If weather permits there is an optional boat excursion to get closer to the glacier with its huge dimensions flowing from the vast Patagonian icecap. On our way we shall observe lots of house-sized chunks of ice broken form the glacier.
Overnight at beautiful estancia El Lazo on Laguna Verde,
at Hostería Mirador del Payne.

Day 17:
Trekking in the surroundings of the estancia.
Optional: horseback ride.
Overnight as before.

Lobos marinos, Beagle
Day 18:
Again toward south and crossing the endless steppe, we reach Rio Gallegos in the afternoon, on the Atlantic Ocean in Argentina. Flight to Ushuaia. The unspoiled and wild nature of Tierra del Fuego consists of vast grasslands, old beech forests, snow covered peaks and deep green valleys.
Overnight at hostería with a panoramic view over the Beagle channel and Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. .
Drive distance: 340 km, on paved and gravel road.

Shorter version: flight to Buenos Aires, private transfer into town.

Day 19: cormoranes, Beagle
In the morning short hikings through Lapataia bay and Tierra del Fuego National park. At the afternoon boat excursion on Beagle Channel (duration: 4 hours), visiting the Isla de los Pájaros with colonies of cormorants and other sea birds, the Isla de los Lobos crowded with sea lions.
Overnight as before.

Shorter version: private transfer to the International airport and departure flight.

Day 20:
In the morning flight to Buenos Aires, private transfer into town.
1 overnight at hotel Catalinas Suites.

Shorter version: arrival at home.

Day 21:
Private transfer to the International airport and departure flight. End of our services.

Day 22:
Arrival at home.

Includes: all overnights as per program in double room with private bath room and breakfast, all private transfers with bilingual guide in Buenos Aires, city Tour in Buenos Aires with guide, round trip in Minibus with driver and bilingual guide, boat excursion and whale watching on Valdés, boat excursion on Beagle Channel, all entrance fees in national parks and reserves.

Not Included: flights, airport taxes, optional excursion and activities, insurance, medical insurance, extras, meals, extras tips and gratitude to the guides.


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