Travel Package – The Best of Patagonia
The Best of Patagonia
Explore the Patagonian best treasures during an unforgettable and fascinating tour. Sail the famous Beagle Channel and walk with a colony of Magellanic Penguins in their habitat. Discover the extraordinary Torres del Paine National Park with its iconic granite towers. Marvel at the astonishing Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the most famous and spectacular of Argentina’s natural wonders.
ITINERARY AT A GLANCE
DAY 1 | Buenos Aires. Welcome to Argentina. Afternoon at leisure to rest after your flight.
DAY 2 | Buenos Aires. Half-day tour exploring the city with a local guide.
DAY 3 | Ushuaia. Arrival in Ushuaia. Half-day visit to Tierra del Fuego National Park.
DAY 4 | Ushuaia. Full-day sailing through the Beagle Channel and walking with penguins.
DAY 5 | Calafate. Welcome to El Calafate. Rest of the day at leisure to relax or explore the picturesque city.
DAY 6 | Calafate. Visit the incredible Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park.
DAY 7 | Calafate. Full-day premium cruise navigation between glaciers.
DAY 8 | Puerto Natales. Welcome to Chilean Patagonia. Rest of the day at leisure.
DAY 9 | Puerto Natales. Visit to Torres del Paine National Park and Milodon Cave.
DAY 10 | Puerto Natales. Day at leisure with optional additional activities.
DAY 11 | Santiago. Arrival in Santiago de Chile. Half-day private city tour.
DAY 12 | Santiago. Morning at leisure before the flight back home.
INCLUDED ON TRAVEL PACKAGES
- Private airport transfers
- Hand-picked accommodations
- Daily breakfast and selected meals
- Unique Activities
- English Speaking local guides
- Entrance Fees
- International and domestic flights
- Travel insurance
- Tips, City/Eco taxes
BUENOS AIRES | Esplendor Plaza Francia
Concept View Room: 270 ft². Located in the heart of the Recoleta neighborhood, the hotel shares the area with cultural, historical places and buildings with amazing architecture, like the popular “Recoleta Cemetery”, one of the symbols of the city. The Concept Room features a comfortable bed, LCD TV, safety box, and a Nespresso machine.
USHUAIA | Fueguino Hotel Patagónico
Double Room: 258 ft². Located in the heart of Ushuaia, the hotel offers a high- quality service, avant-garde decoration, and marvelous views. Double Rooms at Fueguino Patagónico are equipped with a comfortable bed and all the amenities you may need to make your stay unforgettable. Besides, these bedrooms offer spectacular views of the city.
CALAFATE | Posada Los Álamos
Standard Room: 236 ft². This elegant hotel has a perfect location in the heart of Calafate, near Lake Argentino. Its restaurant, “La Posta”, offers regional specialties such as Patagonian lamb, and a great variety of homemade pasta. The cozy Standard Room features a comfortable bed, safe, heating, TV, minibar, and bathtub.
P. NATALES | Weskar Patagonian Lodge
Superior Room: 215 ft². Located in the seacoast of Puerto Natales City, at only 1200 meters from downtown, this charming lodge has a family atmosphere, amazing views, and delicious food. The Superior Room offers a comfortable King-size bed or two single beds, and an imposing view of a Fjord.
SANTIAGO | Cumbres Lastarria Hotel
Superior Room: 290 ft². This boutique hotel with its modern design is located in one of the capital’s Bohemian districts, famous for its cultural history, museums, shops, and restaurants. The Superior Room Room is fully equipped and featuring outstanding collections of the National Museum of Arts.
Activities in Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires City Tour
During these amazing highlights of Buenos Aires, you will visit all the must-sees with a local expert. Your guide will show you the special things that make this city unique: its architecture, its people, and its customs. You will have the opportunity to visit La Boca, the legendary tango and football neighborhood, Recoleta, with the French-influenced palaces, San Telmo, with colonial streets and preserved buildings, and Puerto Madero, the most modern district of the city.
Activities in Ushuaia
National Park Tierra del Fuego
In this half-day tour, you will learn about the local ecosystem, the geography of the area, and its interesting history, while enjoying the beauty of the landscapes, with perfect photo opportunities at some of the major attractions. You will explore the unspoiled landscapes of Tierra del Fuego and discover the hidden beauties of this unique place. Created in 1960 to protect the southernmost forests of the Beagle Channel, the National Park covers an area of 69,000 hectares, combining marine, wooded and mountainous environments.
Beagle Channel Navigation & Walk with Penguins
You will sail to Birds Island to watch king shags and imperial shags living close to their nests. Then, you will head towards another small island where depending on the season, you can observe South American fur seals, and very close to this island is ‘’Les Eclaireurs’’ Lighthouse, an authentic symbol of Ushuaia. The tour continues towards Harberton Ranch, where you will be able to experience rural life in an imposing country house. Once at Harberton, you will sail from its harbor to Martillo Island, where you will be able to walk for an hour along with Gentoo and Magellanic penguins, experiencing a unique adventure.
Activities in Calafate
Perito Moreno Glacier
This Perito Moreno Glacier experience is a wonderful opportunity to explore and experience one of Argentina’s top attractions. This excursion allows you to spend the time you want to visit this incredible place, with several stops in viewpoints within the National Park and a visit to the runways, scenic spot peak. They are at different levels and let you contemplate the glacier from different angles and balconies. According to your fitness, you can reach the lower balcony and stay close to the glacier or get to the first balcony easily accessible for anyone.
Glaciers Cruise Navigation
A full-day journey to one of the most wonderful places in Southern Patagonia. Sailing aboard an exclusive catamaran you will experience the highest standard of comfort and gourmet cuisine, for a truly memorable experience. Los Glaciares National Park offers a magnificent combination of forest, lakes, mountains, ice, and steppes with over 200 glaciers. The most renowned being Spegazzini, rising 135 meters above sea level, Upsala covering an entire valley with an approximate extension of 765 Km2 and a length of 53km, and Perito Moreno Glacier, constantly advancing and causing the spectacular rupture of the wall of ice, providing one of Nature’s most impressive sights.
Activities in Torres del Paine
Torres del Paine and Milodon Cave
Discover “The Milodon Cave”, where vestiges of the first people to inhabit the Steppe have been found as well as cave paintings and the remains of megafauna animals such as the Milodon Sloth, the Sabre Toothed Tiger, and the Hippidion saldiasi horse. Continue to the Torres del Paine National Park, where you can observe lagoons and mountain ranges on the way. Admire the beautiful surrounding landscape from the Mirador del Lago Gray and the Cuernos del Paine. Take a pleasant walk along the shore of Grey Lake. Visit the Nordenskjold Lake Viewpoint and continue enjoying different views in an undulating route that brings you little by little to the Laguna Amarga sector.
Activities in Santiago
Santiago City Tour
A panoramic tour around one of the most outstanding capitals in South America. You will visit the heart of the city and its emblematic sites such as the courtyards of the Government Palace "La Moneda", the Main Square (“Plaza de Armas”), the Cathedral, the Central Post Office, and the Municipality. Then you will travel along the main avenue of the city “La Alameda”, see the Forest Park, the San Cristóbal hill and the bohemian Bellavista neighborhood. To complete the visit, you will discover the new neighborhoods of Santa María de Manquehue, Las Condes, and Vitacura.
WEATHER IN ARGENTINA & PATAGONIA
Argentina is located in the Southern Hemisphere, with winter lasting from June to September and summer from December to March. Given the immense size of the country, the weather varies hugely from one region to another: subtropical climate in the north, temperate and humid climate in the center, and cold and windy climate in the south (Patagonia).
Iguazú Falls: this region is hot and humid year-round, with regular rainfall. The average annual temperature is around 75º F.
Salta: this region has dry winters and warm-hot summers. The average annual temperature is around 67º F.
Buenos Aires: characterized by a moderate climate with hot-humid summers and cool-dry winters.
Mendoza: this region is dry year-round, moderately warm during summers and cold in winters, with minimal rain.
Patagonia: famous for its temperament: summer and winter can be experienced sometimes in one day, with not only extremes in temperatures – ranging from 34°F (1°C) to 66°F (19°C) – but also in day-to-day sunshine, wind, rain, and occasionally even snow, sometimes even in the same afternoon.