Day 1: Arrival in Buenos Aires
Arrive in Buenos Aires and meet your private transfer from the international airport to the hotel. Overnight in Buenos Aires.
Day 2: Half Day City Tour
Buenos Aires is undoubtedly the Latin American city that best resembles the cosmopolitan atmosphere of the big European capitals. Beyond this Buenos Aires there is another, featuring the coloured houses of La Boca and the popular Tango of San Telmo. The combination makes Buenos Aires a unique, irresistible metropolis. This tour showcases the capital’s highlights: historical development, multicultural society, football, tango, architectural heritage and the Peron era. The tour visits San Telmo, La Boca, Puerto Madero and Palermo stopping in Plaza de Mayo, El Caminito and La Recoleta. (B)
Day 3: Fly to El Calafate. Free Afternoon
Morning private transfer from the hotel to the airport.
Today you will fly from Buenos Aires to El Calafate. Overnight in El Calafate. (B)
Day 4: Full Day Excursion to Perito Moreno Glacier
This morning transfer to Lake Argento and board a sightseeing vessel from where you will have the best views of the Perito Moreno National Park. The glaciers here are famous for their immense ice cliffs, spectacular shapes and luminescent blue colour. Along the way you will learn about the flora, fauna and geology of the park as well as conservation initiatives of these fragile areas. Overnight in El Calafate. (B)
Day 5: Full Day Excursion to Estancia Cristina & Upsala Glacier
After breakfast, transfer to the port to commence a cruise among the icebergs along the western edge of magnificent Upsala Glacier. Pass through Cristina Canal, disembark for the road journey to arrive at Estancia Cristina by mid-morning.
Here you will visit Costumbrista Museum, which highlights the history of the early settlers in the region. Later, you’ll enjoy a 4×4 expedition through jaw-dropping mountain scenery to the continental ice shelter. Here you’ll have a guided walk before heading to the eastern façade of Upsala Glacier. Returning to the estancia, you will be ready for some traditional Argentine hospitality and a hearty lunch. In the afternoon, continue sightseeing to Lake Guillermo and the southern Patagonian Andes. Journey back to El Calafate via the lake for an evening arrival to your hotel. Overnight in El Calafate. (B, L)
Day 6: Fly to Ushuaia
Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Ushuaia.
Upon arrival in Ushuaia, you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure to begin exploring one of the most remote, southern settlements of the Americas. Overnight in Ushuaia. (B)
Day 7: Beagle Channel Cruise
This morning, depart Ushuaia on your cruise, passing by the iconic red-and-white striped Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse in the middle of Beagle Channel. You will visit Isla de Los Lobos, home to a large colony of boisterous sea lions which bask on the rocks and frolic in the waters alongside the vessel.
During the journey you will have the opportunity to see a wide variety of birdlife including Imperial Cormorants, Magellanic Penguins, South American Gulls, albatrosses, petrels and skuas.
The cruise will take you past Estancia Remolino and Almanza Harbour as you head for McKinley Pass and the penguin colony on Martillo Island. It is here you will have an opportunity to observe and photograph these captivating creatures before returning to Ushuaia in the mid-afternoon. Overnight in Ushuaia. (B)
Day 8: Off-Road Lake Excursion
Discover the hidden wonders of Tierra del Fuego by heading off the beaten track to the spectacular Fagnano & Escondido Lakes. On this 4×4 excursion you will take a picturesque route along valleys flanked by the stunning Andes Mountains. Garibaldi Pass provides sweeping views of the lake from where the trip descends through forest trails to the edge of Lake Fagnano. Following the coast to our camp, we stop for a leisurely Argentine barbecue lunch. Later, we enjoy kayaking on the lake and hiking through the forest before returning to Ushuaia in the early evening. Overnight in Ushuaia. (B, L)
Day 9: Fly to Buenos Aires. Tango Dinner Show
Today you fly back to Buenos Aires where you have the afternoon at your leisure.
What better way to finish your programme than with a Tango Dinner Show. Held in a romantic and intimate atmosphere, you will experience the sensual dance of Tango which reveals the spirit of Buenos Aires’ beginnings. The spectacle is accompanied by international cuisine, regional dishes, desserts and a wide selection of Argentine wines. Overnight in Buenos Aires. (B, D)
Day 10: Transfer to Airport.
Private transfer from the hotel to Buenos Aires international airport. (B)
Price per person based on Double Occupancy.
Depart on the date of your choice.