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Patagonia Essential

Destination(s): Buenos Aires, Calafate, Puerto Madryn, and Ushuaia
Duration: 11 days / 10 nights
Frequency: Set departures year-round
Price: starting at $1,445.00 per person / double
  *single supplement is available upon request
Deadline to book: Open booking

A true adventure, Patagonia Essential takes you on an exploration to the end of the world, from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, the southern tip of South America! Explore highlights of the Argentinian Patagonia like; Puerto Madryn, El Calafate, Ushuaia and of course Buenos Aires.

Package includes:

  • Three nights hotel in Buenos Aires at NH 9 de Julio Hotel
    • Classic city tour of Buenos Aires
    • Dinner and Tango show at El Querandi
  • Three nights hotel in Kosten Aike 
    • Guided tour of Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Two nights hotel in Puerto Madryn at Hotel Peninsula Valdes
    • Guided tour of Punta Tombo & Peninsula Valdes
  • Two nights hotel in Ushuaia at Los Acebos Ushuaia
    • Guided tour of Tierra del Fuego National Park
    • Sail Beagle Channel & visit Sea Lion Island 
  • 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

Not Included:

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

2017: May 07 - June 04 - July 02 - August 06 - September 03 & 17 - October 01 & 15 - November 05 & 19 - December 03 & 24
2018: January 07 & 21 - February 11 & 25 - March 04 & 18 - April 08 - May 06 - June 03 - July 08 - August 05
* 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 or services do not match with what your are looking for. All you need to do is give us a call!!

Day 1 Buenos Aires

Arrival and reception at the airport; transfer to the hotel. Afterwards, city tour visiting the most interesting places in Buenos Aires city. Note: Early Check in guaranteed only for our fixed departures.

Day 2 Buenos Aires

Day at leisure to enjoy an optional excursion to Tigre, Gaucho Party or get to know more about Buenos Aires, enjoying cooking classes, museums, or taking a tango lesson. At night, transfer to El Querandi to assist to a dinner and Show where you will enjoy the magnetism of tango.

Day 3 Buenos Aires / Puerto Madryn

Transfer to the airport to board the scheduled flight to Trelew. Arrival to Trelew and departure towards Punta Tombo Fauna Reserve, the largest Magellan penguin colony in the continent. From Mid-April to Mid-September the visit to Punta Tombo Penguin Rookery will be replaced by a tour to Chubut Valley, visiting Trelew, Gaiman and other welsh villages.

Day 4 Puerto Madryn

Full day in Península Valdés, declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO due to its geography,  flora and fauna. Departure from Puerto Madryn towards Puerto Pirámide. Here, from July to November, it is possible to do Meetings the whales (optional). Visit Punta Delgada Light-house, Natural elephant seal colony and Caleta Valdés (Valdes Cove), a viewpoint where we can see the peninsula coast and the amazing topography of Caleta Valdés (Valdes Cove). During the excursion, we will have the opportunity to catch a sight of some of the terrestrial fauna. Return to Puerto Madryn.

Day 5 Puerto Madryn / Ushuaia

Morning at leisure. Transfer to the Airport to board the scheduled flight to Ushuaia. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. .

Day 6 Ushuaia

In the morning, excursion to Tierra del Fuego National Park, the only one with sea coast in Argentina. During the excursion, you can take the End of The World Train as an optional tour. In the afternoon sail through the Beagle Channel admiring the Sea Lions Island and Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse. Return and transfer to the hotel.

Day 7 Ushuaia / El Calafate

In due time, transfer to the airport to board the scheduled flight to El Calafate. Arrival and transfer to the selected hotel.

Day 8 El Calafate

Day at leisure. Do not miss the chance to sail among icebergs taking the Estancia Cristina or ice Rivers Express or only enjoy the ancient landscape of El Chalten or Torres del Paine.

Day 9 El Calafate

Departure from the Hotel towards Perito Moreno Glacier located in The Glaciers National Park. During the tour, a walk along the paths located in front of Los Glaciares, allows us to admire this impressive natural wonder from different view points. This tour can be accompanied by a one-hour boat trip, Nautical Safari, which allows you to enjoy a different view of the front of the glacier from the water level. Thanks to its breathtaking beauty it was declared a Mankind Heritage by Unesco. Free time for lunch. (not included). In the afternoon, return to the hotel.

Day 10 El Calafate / Buenos Aires

In due time, transfer to the airport to board the scheduled flight. Arrival and reception. Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation.

Day 11 Buenos Aires

In due time, transfer to the Airport to board the scheduled.

Note: this itinerary is available on a private basis on request

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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