This Buenos Aires to Patagonia trip is a complete exploration of southern Argentina in a few weeks. First, you’ll discover the country’s cultural roots with a few days in buzzing Buenos Aires, before flying south to Usuhuia and Tierra del Fuego National Park at the far southernmost tip of the Americas. Sail along the Beagle Channel on the lookout for albatrosses, sea lions and even penguins! Next, you’ll fly north to El Calafate in the heart of Argentina’s glacial region, from where you can discover the icy-breadth of the Perito Moreno glacier with its dramatic, 70m high ice walls. Continue to El Chalten, the regional centre for stunning hikes amongst breath-taking scenery. From here you’ll visit the Bariloche in the super-scenic Lake District where the snow-capped Andes frame the picturesque deep blue waters of Lake Nahuel Huapi. Get out and explore on horseback, by mountain bike or on foot, or if for something less active, discover the town’s many boutique chocolate shops! Experience the height and breadth of Argentina’s natural diversity on this multi-centre itinerary!
This itinerary can be tailored to suit your requirements; please contact one of our consultants to start planning your dream trip.
Depart the UK from your chosen airport.
On arrival at Buenos Aires airport, you will be met and taken to your hotel by private transfer, where you will check in for a 3-night stay.
After breakfast, you’ll meet your private guide for a walking tour of Recoleta, one of the city’s most upmarket neighbourhoods with its museums, beautiful cemetery and French-styled architecture which is why Buenos Aires has the nickname ‘Paris of Latin America’.
You have today to explore Buenos Aires at your own pace. If you want to visit a charming area with fewer visitors, we suggest Palermo Soho – a beautiful residential neighbourhood with plenty of delightful cafés, restaurants and boutique shops.
Today you’ll be collected from your hotel after breakfast and taken to the airport by private transfer for your flight south to Ushuaia in southern Patagonia. Once you land, you will be met and driven by a shared transfer to your hotel where you will check in for a 3-night stay.
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before joining a small group tour to Tierra del Fuego National Park. Just 11km from Ushuaia, the national park juts out into the Beagle channel, and within its limits, you will be able to see lakes, lagoons, rivers and the windswept shores of the Channel in this region that’s at the southernmost tip of the Americas.
Today we’ve added a boat tour to navigate the Beagle Channel. Starting from Ushuaia pier, you’ll sail in its bay and then towards Seal’s Island, Mackinlay Pass and Martillo Island amongst other islands. Look out for many animal species that inhabit these remote places from imperial cormorants to Black Eyebrow Albatrosses, sea lions and Magellanic penguins!
After breakfast, you’ll be collected from your hotel and taken to the airport by shared transfer for your flight to El Calafate, Argentina’s glacial region. Once you land, you will be met and driven by a shared transfer to your hotel where you will check in for a 2-night stay.
You’ll spend today exploring the Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the world’s largest reserves of fresh water and one of the few glaciers that are advancing rather than retreating. Its statistics are so impressive that it will leave you breathless! 250km squared, 30km in length with an imposing 70m high wall of sheer ice!
After breakfast, make your way to the bus station in town and catch the bus to charming El Chalten, which takes around 3 hours. Once you arrive, make your way to your hotel where you will check in for a 3-night stay.
You now have two days to explore El Chalten, a genuinely Patagonian village that makes the perfect base if you enjoy the outdoors and walking. There are many hiking routes of different lengths and difficulty starting from the town, and you won’t need a guide – just plenty of enthusiasm and a good camera to capture the picturesque scenery!
Today after breakfast, make your way to the bus terminal and catch the bus service that will take you to El Calafate airport for your flight to Bariloche in Argentina’s Lake District. Once you land, you will be met and driven by private transfer to your hotel where you will check in for a 3-night stay.
Set in the heart of the scenic Lake District, Bariloche is in northern Patagonia on the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi, backed by the snow-capped Andes. The town is an idyllic place to relax, feast on locally-produced artisanal chocolates (Bariloche is the chocolate making capital of Argentina!) or get active and enjoy the surroundings. Whether you enjoy horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking or lake-based water sports, you’ll find something you love to do in Bariloche.
You will be collected from your hotel after breakfast and taken to the airport by private transfer to connect with your onward flight back to the UK.
To make the most of southern Patagonia, we suggest taking this trip between September and April, avoiding winter in the Southern Hemisphere.
This itinerary is purely a suggestion and can be tailor-made to your requirements, so please contact us with your dates and requests, and we’ll put together a bespoke quotation for you.
14 nights in 4* standard accommodation.
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