Travel Package – Glaciers and Penguins
Glaciers and Penguins
Start in Buenos Aires, Argentina’s vibrant capital, and travel to the ends of the Continent to the charming Ushuaia. Sail through the Beagle Channel and visit Isla Martillo to encounter the rookeries of Magellanic and Gentoo penguins. Explore El Calafate and admire the gorgeous grandeur of Los Glaciares National Park, including the stunning Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the most important geological sites in all of Argentina. Take a day cruise and discover Spegazzini and Upsala Glaciers.
ITINERARY AT A GLANCE
DAY 1 | Buenos Aires. Welcome to Argentina. In the evening, enjoy an interactive dinner.
DAY 2 | Buenos Aires. Half-day private tour around the city’s main attractions with a specialized guide.
DAY 3 | Ushuaia. Arrival in Ushuaia. Half-day tour exploring Tierra del Fuego National Park.
DAY 4 | Ushuaia. Full-day activity combining 4×4 adventure and canoeing.
DAY 5 | Ushuaia. Beagle Channel Navigation and Walking with Penguins Experience.
DAY 6 | Calafate. Arrival at Calafate. Free time to explore this beautiful tiny town.
DAY 7 | Calafate. Full-day tour sightseeing the Perito Moreno Glacier with a private guide.
DAY 8 | Calafate. Full-day sailing between Glaciers. Admire the Upsala and Spegazzini glaciers.
DAY 9 | Buenos Aires. Return to Buenos Aires. Premium Tango Show and Dinner.
DAY 10 | Buenos Aires. Enjoy the last day at leisure before your 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 | Fierro Boutique Hotel
Superior Room: 441 ft². A real boutique option for a pleasant stay in Palermo, one of the most attractive neighborhoods in Buenos Aires. It's extraordinary “Uco” restaurant, prepares daily fresh food for its guests in a beautiful atmosphere. The spacious Superior Room features a comfortable king-size bed, a flat-screen TV, and a coffee 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.
Activities in Buenos Aires
Wine Cocktail & Dinner Party
An invitation to enjoy a wine cocktail & interactive and delicious dinner, in a closed-door restaurant located in the heart of Palermo Hollywood. During this experience, you will learn the fundamentals of what being an Argentine is all about, whilst simply having more fun than is available anywhere else. Learn how to close your own empanada using the 'repulge' technique, to order steak your way in Spanish, to prepare your own 'mate' drink. Get a taste of the best local cuisine. Savor a 5-course dinner, paired with exceptional wines from all the regions from Argentina.
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.
Premium Tango Show and Dinner
This musical genre declared human heritage, is much more than the memory of its golden decades. Today tango is exciting, moving, makes you fall in love, it is definitely alive and it is the real and vivid story of every-day life. In this experience, you will enjoy one of the best and most traditional Tango shows that the city offers, accompanied by a tasty Argentine dinner. Individual tables at the most exclusive sector just a few meters from the stage, from where no detail of the tango show will go unnoticed. A delicious menu, carefully chosen with an extensive variety of entrées, main courses, and desserts.
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.
4x4 and Canoeing Adventure
Start the excursion with a high-adrenaline adventure in 4×4 vehicles! In this fun expedition, you will discover the stunning Patagonian landscape, passing huge paths of mud and water reaching the imposing coast of Lake Fagnano. As you enter the forest, the 4x4’s will be left behind to hike through an exclusive zone, reaching a warm and comfortable shelter at the shores of Lago Escondido (Hidden Lake). At that point, a team is waiting for you with an Argentinean barbecue, accompanied with Malbec wine. After a delicious lunch, you will have time to rest, and then start with the final part of the tour: the canoe adventure to explore the lake!
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.
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.