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Argentinean Southern Route 40 ~ 11 Days

Highlights

  • 11 Days / 10 Nights
  • Buenos Aires - Los Antiguos - El Chalten - El Calafate
  • Operates October to April
  • Tour Code: ASRET18

Itinerary - click for more

DAY 1 Buenos Aires. D. 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, scenery of the most important events of the country from 1810, to then continue to the neighborhood of La Boca and finish in Palermo and Recoleta. At night, we attend a dinner show to appreciate the magnetism of tango. Note: Early Check-in guaranteed only for our fixed departures.

DAY 2 Buenos Aires. B. Day at leisure to explore Buenos Aires in your own way.  Optional tours available on request.

DAY 3 Buenos Aires/ Comodoro Rivadavia/Los Antiguos. B/L. Transfer to the airport to board the flight to Comodoro Rivadavia. After our arrival, we begin the trip to Los Antiguos, a town near the border with Chile. On the way, we stop at Petrified Forest of José Ormachea where in addition to taking lunch (box lunch), we walk through this desolate and astonishing landscape. Afternoon arrival at Los Antiguos, located on the coast of Lake Buenos Aires, the largest lake in South America after Titicaca. Total travelled distance: 490 km (304 miles). Travel time: 7-8 hours.

DAY 4 Los Antiguos / Marble Chapels/ Los Antiguos. B/L. Today we cross the border with Chile to reach Chile Chico and once we carry out the migratory process, we begin to border Lake General Carreras by a cornice road. As we advance, we enter a zone of wooded vegetation and then reach a bay, where we embark to sail to the curious formation of the Marble Chapels. This natural monument, formed by the erosion of water, is composed of three mineral formations of about 4 meters high: The Marble Cathedral, the Marble Chapel and the Marble Cave. During the boat trip, we have the chance to access some of its corners. At the end we take lunch (box lunch) and then return to Los Antiguos .Total traveled distance: 490 km (304 miles). Travel time: 9-10 hours.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
Boat trip to Marble Chapel is subject to weather conditions. In case that the boat trip needs to be taken from Puerto Tranquilo, the night in Los Antiguos might be replaced for Chile Chico.

DAY 5 Los Antiguos/ El Chaltén. B/L. Departure from Los Antiguos towards Perito Moreno from where we take Route Nº40, that leads us to De Las Manos Cave (Hands Cave), declared Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO. These cave paintings acquire importance due to their antiquity, that transforms it into the main archaeological site of Patagonia. To approach them, we enter the Canyon of Pinturas River and we walk. After lunch (box lunch), we continue our trip to El Chaltén (in the private option) or to Los Antiguos to board the night bus to El Chaltén (regular option, night on board)

Shared Service
Total traveled distance: 1.040 kms -646 miles (233 miles in excursion + 423 miles in bus to El Chaltén). Travel time: 9 hours in excursion + 11 hours in bus to El Chaltén (at night).

Private Service

Total traveled distance: 683 km (424 miles). Travel time: 12 hours.

DAY 6 El Chaltén. B. Day at leisure to rest and sail Lake Viedma in the afternoon, in order to admire the biggest glacier go Los Glaciares National Park. To the more adventurous visitors, we suggest replacing the boat trip for a trekking to Viedma Peninsula.

DAY 7 El Chaltén/ El Calafate. B. Today we spend our day walking along one of the emblematic paths of El Chaltén: Torre Lagoon, where we get an impressive view of Torre Hill, Adela Mountain Range , Solo Hill and its different glaciers.  Difficulty: intermediate. Walking time: 7-8 hours. Travelled distance: 217 km (135 miles). Travel time: 3-4 hours

DAY 8 El Calafate. B. Today we get to know the Perito Moreno Glacier, within Los Glaciares National Park, declared Natural Heritage Site by UNESCO. During the tour, a stroll along the walkways located in front of the glacier provides views from different perspectives. The visit can be optionally complemented with a sail, that helps to acquire a better dimension of the height of its peaks. Free time for lunch (not included).

DAY 9 El Calafate. B.  Time at leisure to take an optional tour.

DAY 10 El Calafate/ Buenos Aires. B. At due time, transfer to the airport to board your flight to Buenos Aires. Arrival and reception. Transfer to the hotel and accommodation.

DAY 11 Buenos Aires. B. Time at leisure until the transfer arrival, to board your scheduled flight.

Rates

01 Sep 2018 - 31 Mar 2019Fixed DepartureDaily Departure
SINGLE$2682$2826
DOUBLE$2034$2178
TRIPLE$1979$2122
CityCategoryHotelRoomNights
BUENOS AIRES4*EUROBUILDING / GRAND BRIZOSTANDARD 2
SALTA4*BRIZOCONFORT3
CACHI4*EL CORTIJOSUPERIOR1
CAFAYATE4*VIÑAS DE CAFAYATEMOUNTAIN VIEW1
PURMAMARCA4*LA COMARCASTANDARD1
IGUAZU5*MERCURE IGUAZUSTANDARD2

Included

  • Arrival/departure transfers
  • Transfer Comodoro Rivadavia/ Los Antiguos
  • Transfer Los Antiguos/El Chalten
  • Transfer El Chalten/El Calafate
  • 10 nights of accommodation: Buenos Aires (3), Los Antiguos (2), El Chaltén (2), Calafate (3)
  • Excursions: Buenos Aires: City Tour and Dinner Tango Show / Los Antiguos: Jose Ormachea Petrified Forest, Marble Chapel, De Las Manos Cave / El Chaltén: Viedma Light Boat Trip and Torre Lagoon / El Calafate: Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Meals: 10 breakfasts, 3 lunches (box lunch) and 1 dinner
  • Necessary admission fees

Not Included

  • Flights, Tips & Gratuities, City Tax (if applicable paid locally)
  • Items & expenses of a personal nature, and any items not mentioned in “ Included”

Price per person in US $ Dollars.  Minimum 2 passengers.
Rates & hotel availability subject to change. Hotel if not available similar hotel will be given.
High season surcharges may apply.
NOT valid: New Year, Carnival, Champion Parade, Easter, congress, holidays or other events in cities.


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