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The Essential of the South

Destination(s): Buenos Aires, El Calafate and Ushuaia
Duration: 9 days / 8 nights
Frequency: Set departures year-round
Price: starting from $1,085.00 per person / double
  **single supplement is available upon request
Deadline to book: Open booking

Package includes:

  • Three nights hotel in Buenos Aires at Grand Brizo Buenos Aires 
    • Classic city tour of Buenos Aires
    • Dinner and Tango show 
  • Three nights hotel in Calafate at Kosten Aike 
    • Guided tour to Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Two nights hotel in Ushuaia at Los Acebos
    • Guided tour of Tierra del Fuego National Park
    • Beagle Channel boat trip
  • All shared excursions with a bilingual licensed guide
  • All museum, park & entrance fees throughout
  • Breakfast daily, dinner (1)
  • All shared airport transfers aboard air-conditioned bus/van & portage throughout with a bilingual licensed guide
  • Taxes & service fees
  • Early check-in guaranteed on fixed departure programs!

Not Included:

  • International & domestic airfare from the US
  • Applicable airport departure taxes
  • Drinks (Alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses

Departure dates*: 

2018: December 4 & 25

2019: January 8 & 22, February 5 & 19, March 14 & 28, April 23, May 14, June 11, July 9, August 13, September 10, October 8 & 22, November 5 & 19, December 3 & 26

* Departure dates signify the date your services begin in Buenos Aires, plan your flights accordingly

Group size: 16 maximum

Don't forget...tailor-made programs can be arranged if the dates and/or services do not match exactly with what you are looking for. All you need to do is give us a call!!

Day 1   Buenos Aires

Arrival at the airport and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, we make a panoramic tour of the city. We start in Plaza de Mayo, scenario of the most important events of the country since 1810. From there, we are able to learn some aspects of the current situation of the country, while we appreciate the surrounding buildings. We continue to the neighborhood of La Boca to walk along the famous Caminito Street and its colorful conventillos. Our last stop is to enjoy the aristocratic part of the city where we can admire La Recoleta Cemetery. Back to the hotel.

This evening, you’ll attend a dinner show, where you’ll enjoy the magnetism of the tango. Meals: dinner

Day 2   Buenos Aires

Day at leisure to explore Buenos Aires in your own way. Ask us about or numerous optional tours in Buenos Aires, i.e.: Fiesta Gaucho Estancia tour, Colon Theatre, or Tigre & River Delta boat tour, to name a few!  Meals: breakfast

Day 3   Buenos Aires / Ushuaia

At the appropriate time, transfer to the airport to board your flight to Ushuaia. Arrival and reception at the airport and transfer to your hotel.

In the afternoon, enjoy a boat trip through the Beagle Channel, gaining an excellent panoramic view of the city surrounded by mountains. During the trip we appreciate De los Pájaros and De los Lobos islands, a settlement for these animals. It is a unique opportunity to appreciate, at the same time, sea lions of one hair and two hairs, to understand their differences, and finally reach the Lighthouse of Les Eclaireurs, from where the return to the city begins If you travel in the penguin season (October to March), it is possible to sail to Martillo Island (optional), to observe these curious birds. Meals: breakfast

Day 4   Ushuaia

Departure from the hotel heading west to Tierra del Fuego National Park, framed with excellent panoramic views of the Beagle Channel. A journey through beaver dams leads to Lapataia River and Verde Lagoon and then continue along the final stretch of National Route Nº3, which finally ends at Lapataia Bay. From here, the return to Ushuaia begins, making a stop on the way to admire the Lake Acigami (former Lake Roca), which is characterized by the color of the water changing due to the weather. After the tour, we return to the hotel.

In the afternoon, you have the option (fees apply) to explore the lake area and experience the adrenaline that a 4X4 excursion offers you through areas with little accessibility. During the tour, we visit Lake Escondido and Lake Fagnano. Moreover, if we are lucky, we have the chance to observe the beavers while enjoying a snack in the middle of an unexplored landscape. Meals: breakfast

Day 5   Ushuaia / El Calafate

Today transfer to the airport to board your flight to El Calafate. Upon arrival, reception and transfer to your hotel.

You have this afternoon at leisure to tour the town on your own or maybe visit the Glaciarium (fees apply), a museum devoted to Glaciarium, that helps us to understand the magnificence of the glaciers that we are able to appreciate during our trip. Meals: breakfast

Day 6   El Calafate

Departure from the hotel towards Perito Moreno Glacier, located in Los Glaciares National Park. During the tour, a walk along the paths located in front of the glacier, allow us to admire this impressive natural wonder from different viewpoints. This tour can be accompanied by a one-hour boat trip, the Nautical Safari, which allows us to enjoy a different view of the front wall of the glacier from the water level.

Thanks to its breathtaking beauty, Los G454554laciares National Park has been declared a Natural Heritage Site by UNESCO. Free time for lunch (not included). In the afternoon, return to the hotel. Meals: breakfast

Day 7   El Calafate

Day at leisure to take optional tours. We suggest a boat trip through the Lake Argentino, to discover some glaciers that belong to the National Park. Meals: breakfast

Day 8   El Calafate / Buenos Aires

Time at leisure to explore the town of El Calafate until the transfer picks us up to take us to the airport. Meet and greet at Buenos Aires airport and transfer to the hotel. Meals: breakfast

Day 9   Buenos Aires

At the appropriate time, transfer to the airport. Meals: breakfast

To keep in mind:

• Early Check in guaranteed only for our fixed departures

• Due to several rescheduling, please consult the needed flights at the time of booking.

Note: All itineraries are subject to change, due to weather and other conditions. All times indicated are approximate, and are also subject to change.

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