Penguins, Gauchos and Glaciers


Buenos Aires, Ushuaia, El Calafate, El Chaltén

Investigate Buenos Aires’ enjoyments and take in a sizzling tango execution.

Investigate the Beagle Channel by boat to spot penguins, cormorants, and seals.

Trip and kayak your way through delightful Tierra del Fuego National Park.

See Upsala Glacier and climb toward the southern edge of Perito Moreno.

Stay at a handpicked determination of premium facilities.

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Discovery, Family, Guided Tours
  • Activity Level Strenuous
  • Group Size Medium Group
All about the Penguins, Gauchos and Glaciers.

A travel experience like no other

This example schedule was made by specialists and is intended to move your next trip. It is fit to be tweaked to suit your inclinations, tastes, and spending plan so you can interface with nearby societies and experience credible travel on your own terms, and withdrawing at whatever point you pick.

  • DAY 1

BUENOS AIRES The Adventure Begins

  • Airport (International) with Meet & Greet – Vehicle/Guide/Driver.


  • DAY 2

BUENOS AIRES A Walk Through the Past

  • Buenos Aires City Tour & Ancient Passages (5 hrs) – Private Tour.


  • DAY 3


  • Airport (Domestic) – Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Air – Buenos Aires – Ushuaia [Direct, 3.5 hrs ] – Separate Purchase
  • Airport – Vehicle/Guide/Driver.


  • DAY 4

USHUAIA Venture into the Outdoors

  • Walk with Penguins (6 hrs) – Shared.


  • DAY 5

USHUAIA Take to the Trails

  • Trekking & Canoeing (with Lunch, 8 hrs) – Vehicle/Guide/Driver.


  • DAY 6


  • Airport – Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Air – Ushuaia – El Calafate [Direct, 1.5 hrs ] – Separate Purchase
  • Transfer – Private – El Calafate – El Chaltén [3 hrs] – Vehicle/Driver
  • Afternoon at Leisure.


  • DAY 7

EL CHALTÉN Winding the Wind-Swept Shorelines

  • Laguna Torre Excursion (with Lunch) (7 hrs) – Vehicle/Guide/Driver.


  • DAY 8


  • Transfer – Private – El Chaltén – El Calafate [3 hrs] – Vehicle/Driver
  • Kayaking near Perito Moreno Glacier (with Box Lunch, 6-8 hrs) – Vehicle/Guide/Driver/Kayak.\


  • DAY 9

EL CALAFATE A Journey Back in Time

  • Estancia Cristina Classic – Argentinian Ranch (with Lunch) – Shared.


  • DAY 10

EL CALAFATE Just a Walk in the Park

  • Perito Moreno Glacier & Minitrek (with Lunch & Private Transfers) – Shared Tour.


  • DAY 11


  • Airport – Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Air – El Calafate – Buenos Aires [Direct, 3 hrs] – Separate Purchase
  • Airport (Domestic) – Vehicle/Guide/Driver.


  • DAY 12


  • Late Check-out – Hotel Room
  • Airport (International) – Vehicle/Guide/Driver.


The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • A completely modified agenda dependent on your inclinations and timetable
  • Every minute of every day in-objective help from our nearby office
  • All convenience stays, visits, and moves for planned exercises are canvassed except if in any case recorded in the agenda
  • A private driver for visits and moves (in certain nations our nearby private aides additionally go about as your driver – your Destination Expert will examine with you if appropriate)
  • Hello at the air terminal or at your convenience from one of our agents – your master will affirm your meet and welcome area with you
  • Breakfast every morning at your lodging, in addition to any suppers demonstrated in the schedule
  • One bag and one carry-on per individual for trip moves.
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Your global airfare – kindly can let your master say whether you’d prefer to get valuing from our Air Team
  • Travel protection, which we offer and can be bought after you’ve booked your visit
  • Visas (except if noted)
  • Tips for administrations and encounters
  • Snacks, meals, and beverages (heavy drinker and non-drunkard), except if indicated in the schedule
  • Abundance things charges, and where relevant, stuff excluded from your admission
  • Individual charges like clothing, calls, SIM cards, or room administration
  • Early registration or late registration from inns (except if in any case indicated)
  • Extra touring, exercises, and encounters outside of your agenda
  • Discretionary improvements like room or flight updates, or neighborhood camera or video charges
  • Visa expenses, inoculation expenses, and neighborhood flight charges (when material)
  • Territorial trips between stops in your agenda (except if in any case demonstrated).

    The Adventure Begins

    For your additional solace, you will have an English-talking guide hanging tight for you outside of Customs with a sign with your name on it. Your agent will help you to coordinate a gathering up with your private driver and go with you to your convenience.


    A Walk Through the Past

    Meet your expert driver and private guide at your inn for a visit through Buenos Aires that highlights uncommon and antiquated entries. The as of late found passages of Buenos Aires are one of the city’s tricks of the trade. Your visit will begin at the Plaza de Mayo, the city’s establishing site and the origination of Buenos Aires’ metropolitan turn of events. Next is in vogue San Telmo, a previous territory for the neighborhood gentry. Here, you’ll visit one of them as of late uncovered underground passages that are essential for a colossal tangled organization that covers up under the roads of San Telmo. A long hallway with vaulted roofs and show cupboards displaying numerous things recuperated during the exhuming, you will likewise get familiar with a portion of the numerous legends that have been made around the passages: accounts of mystery experiences, vanishings, political schemes, even homicide.

    Different zones that are remembered for your visit incorporate La Boca, an area firmly affected by average Italian workers. Described by make-shift houses worked from scrap materials found in nearby shipyards and Puerto Madero. Buenos Aires’ most recent and most complex area, La Recoleta, is the place where you will appreciate a concise break to investigate the dazzling Plaza San Martín, the Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar, and the observed Recoleta Cemetery. Probably the main characters of Argentina’s political and social life are covered here, including Eva Peron. The keep going stop on the visit is at the space known as Palermo Woods, a territory decorated with lovely rose nurseries, backwoods developments, and lakes. Subsequent to having acquired a more profound understanding of this socially rich city, you will be gotten back to your lodging.

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    A Change of Scenery

    A private airport transfer with an expert driver and English-talking guide is incorporated between your Buenos Aires inns and homegrown air terminal (or the other way around)

    Fly from Buenos Aires homegrown air terminal to Ushuaia. Note flights are liable to changes dependent on accessibility. The flight span is around 3.5 hours. Separate buy.

    A private airport transfer with an expert driver and English-talking guide is incorporated (between Ushuaia inn and the air terminal or the other way around).

  4. Day 4 USHUAIA

    Adventure into the Outdoors

    Today you will be gotten from your inn and moved to the Touristic Pier. Withdrawing from the traveler dock in Ushuaia, you will be driven in current minibusses towards upper east along Nationals highway 3 and J, the unbelievable street to Estancia Harberton (the main homestead on the island, established in 1886 by the Anglican teacher Thomas Bridges, found 90 Km from Ushuaia, on the Beagle Channel). Set sail from Harberton Harbor to Martillo Island, a 15-minute ride on a semi-unbending boat (vessel equipped for a route around there). On the island, appreciate a one-hour walk joined by a guide for an extraordinary experience seeing Gentoo and Magellanic penguins.

    This visit incorporates return moves from the lodging to the traveler Pier, 1-hour journeying on the Penguin Rookery with an English talking guide, visit Acatushun Museum in Harberton.

  5. Day 5 USHUAIA

    Take to the Trails

    Tierra del Fuego National Park is quite possibly the most mainstream and every now and again visited puts in Ushuaia; near the city, it is effectively open and an unquestionable requirement for open-air fans. Today, alongside your specific Parque Nacional direct, find the entrancing history of this shocking mountain heaven. Climb through rich and fragrant timberlands, kayak down freshwater waterways, and cross lovely tidal ponds to get to the renowned Lapataia Bay. As you follow your guide you’ll find out about the topography of the space just as the assorted nature and untamed life found around there. Maybe you’ll even spot hints of antiquated Yámanas settlements – remember your camera! Lunch is incorporated and includes tasty choices, for example, chicken bosom loaded down with ham and cheddar joined by dauphinoise potatoes. Refreshment choices incorporate filtered water, red wine, and sodas.


    On the up and up

    A private airport transfer with an expert driver and English-talking guide is incorporated (between Ushuaia lodging and air terminal or the other way around).

    Fly from Ushuaia to El Calafate. The non-stop flight term is roughly 1 hour and 30 minutes.

    If it’s not too much trouble, note: Flight rates and accessibility are liable to change until booking. An air terminal assessment of $25-$40 pp is excluded from the ticket and must be paid at the air terminal upon flight. (Separate Purchase)

    Appreciate a private exchange with your own vehicle and driver from El Calafate to El Chalten. The excursion is around three hours. If it’s not too much trouble, note, your driver will talk almost no English. English-talking drivers are now and again accessible at an extra expense, if it’s not too much trouble, counsel your objective master.

    This evening, appreciate time at recreation to investigate at your own speed or unwind at your lodging.

  7. Day 7 EL CHALTÉN

    Winding the Wind-Swept Shorelines

    Your private accompanied ride will show up at 9:00 am to get you to your inn. You will take the Laguna Torre trailhead from El Chalten. Following an hour of climbing, arrive at the postmark of Cerro Torre. From here, walk an additional two hours until you arrive at the Laguna Torre (approximately 2000 feet above ocean level), one of the important attractions of the space. After lunch (included), return back to El Chalten along a similar path, showing up back at your inn in the late evening.


    A Change of Scenery

    Appreciate a private exchange with your own vehicle and driver from El Chalten to El Calafate. The excursion is around three hours. If it’s not too much trouble, note that the driver will talk almost no English. English-talking drivers are at times accessible at an extra expense.

    A visit to Perito Moreno Glacier is an encounter that goes far past the novel. The regular setting – blue bluff face pouring out into Argentino Lake – is amazing and the dramatization when a chunk of ice severs off diving into the water beneath is not normal for anything you’ve seen previously. Similar to the sound of thunder that echoes all around when it occurs. Your entire day program starts with your get from the lodging, trailed by an investigation of this UNESCO World Heritage site as you stroll on the devoted footbridge and wonder about the surprising perspectives en route. Perito Moreno Glacier, with its stunning 155 square miles of ice arrangement and transcending 250 feet over the water, is eminent for its dynamic conduct as the ice can climb very nearly seven feet per day, with its mass withdrawing about something similar, making breathtaking icefalls. After this investigation and lunch, it’s an ideal opportunity to prepare for an altogether different, maybe much really dazzling viewpoint of the icy mass’ remarkable size, thunder, and development. This time from your kayak, adrift level! Taking off to the regular gathering point, the kayaking group will welcome you and take you to the Operations Dome where you will be wearing cutting-edge equip and get an overall once-over and a top to bottom wellbeing instructions. No past kayaking experience is essential. The group’s kayak specialists going with you on the outing, disclose how to paddle on the frigid waters. At that point it’s set for Los Templanos seashore from where you start your invigorating excursion, with the icy mass confronting you consistently, rowing towards its primary dividers, pretty much 2,000 feet away. The chances for picture-postcard minutes will be copious and the aides will disclose to you numerous quick tales about this intriguing piece of Argentina, leaving you with a genuinely essential encounter.

  9. Day 9 EL CALAFATE

    A Journey Back in Time

    Settled in the center of the Los Glaciares National Park, Estancia Cristina reveals its set of experiences and its indigenous habitat. Open-air exercises, high Patagonian cooking, and different all-encompassing vantage focuses are consolidated into a stay that is top-notch. Its advantaged area offers the best land admittance to the Upsala Glacier and the mainland ice fields and transforms it into an exceptional shelter.

    Load up an extravagant sailboat that departs from Paraje de la Cruz, 25 miles from El Calafate, at the Punta Bandera harbor at 7:45 am to go to the Estancia Cristina. Enjoy the views as the boat sails in the midst of ice floes close by amazing scenes situated off the western shores of the Upsala Glacier. Quite possibly the most delightful perspectives on the icy mass is its enormous ice streams skimming hapless to the desire of the breeze along the Northern Arm and across Lake Argentino. The breeze, the sun, and the downpour give them their one-of-a-kind shape. After a visit to the encompassing region, find the historical backdrop of the Argentinian farm of Estancia Cristina, vantage points of the ice sheet, and the neighborhood vegetation and fauna before having lunch (included). Gourmet specialist Lorena Papasergio has made a food style that blends local flavors with signature cooking, featuring the best Argentinean meat, Patagonian sheep, and scrumptious smoked cheddar.

    After lunch, you are invited to investigate and find the numerous niches of this specific farm. The logical base of the Institute of Patagonian Ice – el Instituto del Hielo Continental Patagónico Argentino, the Upsala, Upsala Glacier, Murallón Glacier, Cono Glacier, and Nido de Cóndores (Condors home) asylum will likewise be visited following lunch. At nightfall, the visit gets back to the Estancia harbor to set out toward Puerto Bandera by and by. This trip consumed a lot of time and completes at generally 7:45 pm.

  10. Day 10 EL CALAFATE

    Simply a Walk in the Park

    An absolute necessity does in El Calafate, today you will take part in a route that will carry you to the front of the southern mass of the Perito Moreno Glacier before a visit through the enamoring woods and a small trip over the ice sheet.

    In the wake of being gotten up in and headed to the Bajo de las Sombras quay, you will board a boat briefly ride to cross the arm of Lake Argentino (shared help on the boat). The boat shows up at a cabin where aides will split all travelers into bunches made of around ten individuals; each gathering is allocated two aides, one strolls at the front and another at the back.

    All together and aides, you will start a 20-minute stroll towards the glacial mass that starts on the lakeshore. Whenever you have shown up at the edge of the ice, you will be furnished with crampons and guidelines about how they are to be securely and successfully utilized on the ice. The trip over the Glacier keeps going around one and a half hours, during which you will actually want to see the precipices, seracs, channels, and little lakes that dab the scene. During the climb, master aides will give experiences with respect to the greenery of the district, glaciology realities, and furthermore some data about a special wonder that happens at the Perito Moreno Glacier when calving. Finishing the climb, you will get back to the bungalow, strolling through the rich Magellanic subpolar timberland on the way, and later appreciate a boxed lunch.

    Upon getting back to the dock, the boat explores through the channel of ice streams and afterward moves toward the icy mass’ dividers. Here, you will have the chance to investigate the numerous pathways on the glacial mass longer than an hour prior to getting back to El Calafate. This visit endures approximately six hours (among route and journeying).


    a) Age: Due to visiting trouble, this journey is not offered to visitors beyond 65 10 years old, under 10, or visitors with actual debilitations.

    b) Footwear: Any sort of sports footwear, for instance, running shoes or journeying boots, is adequate. Thick woolen or cotton socks are suggested. Rain boots, just as high heels, are not allowed. Travelers are just furnished with crampons.

    c) Clothing: Sportive (long pants for both genders). It is fitting to wear a shirt, a sweater, and a waterproof coat or coat. Shades, sunblock, and gloves are suggested just as a cap or a cap on the off chance that it is cold.

    d) Lunch: Passengers should take their lunch boxes and just the gatherings which take the journey during the morning have 40 minutes to eat at the cabin. Once left towards the Glacier, there are no available items. Snacks are effectively given all things considered inns, simply request that they set up this for you.

    e) Smoking: It is taboo to smoke during the trip – it isn’t allowed on the boat, the backwoods, on the ice, nor at the bungalow.

    f) Physical state: Normal. Travelers should realize that they will walk gradually for roughly three hours through the different and unpredictable ground like ice, woods, and stones. Pregnant ladies, individuals with a heart condition, or other genuine medical issues are not allowed to take part.

    g) Difficulty: Easy, yet more confounded for old individuals with vertigo or visitors in a poor state of being.


    On the way

    Appreciate a private airport transfer with an expert driver and English-talking guide.

    Fly from El Calafate to Buenos Aires homegrown air terminal. The flight length is around three hours. Flights are liable to change dependent on accessibility and are a different buy. An air terminal assessment of $25-$40 pp is excluded from the ticket and should likewise be paid at the air terminal upon flight.

    A private airport transfer with an expert driver and English-talking guide is incorporated between your Buenos Aires lodgings and homegrown air terminal (or the other way around)

  12. Day 12 BUENOS AIRES

    Stream Off

    Appreciate the day with the solace of a late lodging registration, prior to leaving on your late-night flight.

    A private air terminal exchange with an expert driver and an English-talking guide is given.