Buenos Aires and Patagonia Highlights 8 Days $3200

Departure Date

Every Saturday

Duration

8 days 7 nights

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Maximum Seats

10
Overview

Throughout your journey, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich traditions and cultures of Argentina. From the vibrant streets of Buenos Aires to the awe-inspiring beauty of Patagonia, this itinerary promises an unforgettable adventure filled with breathtaking landscapes, thrilling hikes, and captivating experiences.
  • Cultural immersion in Buenos Aires

  • Natural wonders of El Chalten

  • Trekking to Mirador Cerro Torre

  • Conquering Mount Fitz Roy

  • Exploring El Calafate

  • Glaciar Perito Moreno adventure

  • Trekking

  • Culture

  • Photography

  • Foodie

Moderate 3/5
  • November to March

  • 12 years old

Full Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Buenos Aires

Upon your arrival in Buenos Aires, you will be greeted by our friendly guide who will assist you with your transfer to the hotel located in the vibrant Palermo area. As you settle into your accommodations, you will immediately feel the energetic pulse of the city. Palermo is known for its trendy cafes, boutique shops, and beautiful parks, making it the perfect base for your Argentinean adventure.

Overnight: Grand King Hotel or similar
Meals included: none
Day 2

City tour in Buenos Aires visiting La Boca, Caminito, and The Market San Telmo

Today, immerse yourself in the rich culture and history of Buenos Aires with a guided city tour. Your first stop will be La Boca, a vibrant neighborhood famous for its colorful houses and lively atmosphere. Stroll along Caminito, a picturesque street filled with street performers, tango dancers, and local artisans. Feel the passion and rhythm of the tango as you explore this iconic neighborhood.

Next, venture to The Market San Telmo, an eclectic market that showcases the artistic and cultural heritage of Buenos Aires. Browse through the stalls filled with antiques, handmade crafts, and traditional Argentinean delicacies. Take the opportunity to sample some mouthwatering empanadas or sip on a refreshing mate tea.

In the evening, prepare for a captivating Tango Show with dinner. Experience the passion and elegance of this iconic dance form as talented dancers perform intricate routines accompanied by live music. Indulge in a delectable Argentinean meal, complete with world-renowned wines, while immersing yourself in the vibrant atmosphere.

Overnight: Grand King Hotel or similar
Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner
Day 3

Travel to El Calafate and hike to El Chorrillo del Salto Waterfall

After breakfast, you will board a plane to El Calafate, a gateway to the breathtaking landscapes of Patagonia. From there, a scenic car ride will take you to El Chalten, a charming village nestled amidst the awe-inspiring mountains.

In the afternoon, embark on a hike to El Chorrillo del Salto Waterfall. This moderate trek will lead you through lush forests and along crystal-clear streams, offering glimpses of the stunning Patagonian flora and fauna. As you make your way to the waterfall, feel the mist on your face and listen to the soothing sound of cascading water. The hike is approximately 4 kilometers with a gentle elevation gain, making it suitable for all fitness levels.

In the evening, unwind and relax in your cozy accommodation in El Chalten, surrounded by the pristine beauty of nature.

Overnight: Desierto suites or similar
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 4

Trekking to Mirador Cerro Torre

Today, get ready for a full day of trekking to Mirador Cerro Torre, a viewpoint that offers breathtaking panoramic views of the iconic Cerro Torre Mountain and its glacier. This challenging hike covers approximately 20 kilometers with a significant elevation gain, rewarding you with spectacular vistas at every turn.

As you ascend, you will be surrounded by towering peaks, sparkling lakes, and vast glaciers. Along the way, keep an eye out for the diverse wildlife that inhabits this region, including guanacos and condors. Pause for a well-deserved picnic lunch amidst the awe-inspiring beauty of the Patagonian wilderness.

At the end of the day, return to El Chalten and enjoy a restful night's sleep, filled with memories of your exhilarating adventure.

Overnight: Desierto suites or similar
Meals included: Breakfast and box lunch.
Day 5

Trekking to The Mount Fitz Roy

Prepare yourself for another exhilarating day of trekking as you embark on a full-day hike to The Mount Fitz Roy. This iconic mountain is revered for its towering granite spires and dramatic landscapes. The trek covers approximately 22 kilometers with a challenging elevation gain, making it suitable for experienced hikers.

As you traverse through rugged terrain, your efforts will be rewarded with awe-inspiring views of the majestic Mount Fitz Roy. Witness the play of light and shadows on the mountainside, creating a breathtaking spectacle. Take a moment to absorb the tranquility of the surroundings, as you stand in the presence of nature's grandeur.

After an unforgettable day, return to El Chalten for a well-deserved rest, surrounded by the serenity of Patagonia.

Overnight: Desierto suites or similar
Meals included: Breakfast and box lunch.
Day 6

Travel to El Calafate and explore the town

Today, bid farewell to El Chalten as you embark on a scenic car ride back to El Calafate. Upon arrival, take the afternoon to explore the charming town at your own pace. Wander through the streets lined with quaint shops, sample local delicacies, or simply relax and soak up the atmosphere.

As the day draws to a close, retire to your comfortable accommodation in El Calafate, ready to embark on another exciting adventure tomorrow.

Overnight: Kalken hotel or similar
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 7

Day tour to Glaciar Perito Moreno

Prepare for a day of awe and wonder as you embark on a day tour to Glaciar Perito Moreno, one of the most impressive glaciers in the world. Marvel at the sheer size and beauty of this natural wonder as you witness gigantic ice walls towering above the turquoise waters of Lake Argentino.

Explore the glacier up close during a self-guided hiking excursion. Feel the crunch of the ice beneath your feet and listen to the crackling sounds as the glacier moves and transforms. Cruise along the lake, allowing you to admire the glacier from a different perspective and witness ice chunks breaking off and crashing into the water.

NOTE.- Optional hiking on the glaciers activity, book in advance!

After an exhilarating day, return to El Calafate for a final night in this enchanting Patagonian town.

Overnight: Kalken hotel or similar
Meals included: Breakfast and box lunch.
Day 8

Travel back to Buenos Aires for your international connection

On your last day, bid farewell to the breathtaking landscapes of Patagonia as you board a plane back to Buenos Aires. Arrive at the airport with ample time to catch your international connection flight home, carrying with your unforgettable memories of your expedition to Argentina.

Meals included: Breakfast

Let's design your adventure

    • Transport

    • English speaking guides

    • Meals described on the itinerary

    • Fees to reserves and museums

    • Hotel for 7 nights based on double occupancy.

    • International or domestic flights (Domestic flights cost 400usd approx.)

    • Travel Insurance

    • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary

    • Optional activities

    • Tips for guides and drivers

    • Itinerary Disclaimer: Even though we have a detailed itinerary, changes can be made by your guides, due to weather or safety reasons. Please also note that none of the wildlife sightings mentioned on the itinerary are guaranteed.

    • Visas and Passports: Make sure you check your visa and passport validity and requirements per country. It is important your passport is valid for at least 6 months before your travel.

    • Accommodation: We strive to use small and charming places that are unique and provide stellar service.

    • Single Supplement Costs: Generally this fee is not incurred as we match you with another person of the same gender in a twin room, but if you prefer not to share and have your own room, then there will be an associated fee.

    • Transportation: Most of the rides are less than 2 hours on paved roads with beautiful landscape.

    • Level of Activity: This trip is considered as 3 out of 5. You need to have experience for hiking on dirt, rock and sand trails for about 20 kms in 8 hours.

    • Weather in Patagonia: The weather and the best season to travel to Buenos Aires and Patagonia can vary depending on the region and the activities you plan to engage in. Here are some key points to consider: Buenos Aires: Buenos Aires experiences a temperate humid climate, with hot and rainy summers and mild winters. The best time to visit Buenos Aires for good weather is during spring (September to November) and fall (March to June), when you can expect lots of sunshine and warm days. The shoulder seasons of April to June (fall) and September to November (spring) offer mild temperatures, fewer crowds, and colorful foliage. January and February are the peak summer months in Buenos Aires, with high temperatures and increased tourism. Hotel rates and crowds tend to be higher during this time. Patagonia: Patagonia's weather can be unpredictable, with strong winds and varying temperatures. The best time to visit Patagonia, including El Calafate and El Chalten, is during the warmer summer months from December to February. During the peak season, you can expect longer daylight hours and the opportunity to engage in various activities like hiking, glacier trekking, mountain biking, and white water rafting. It's important to note that even during the summer, it can still be quite chilly in the southern regions of Patagonia, so be prepared for cooler temperatures as you go farther south. To summarize, the best time to visit Buenos Aires is during the spring (September to November) and fall (March to June) for pleasant weather and fewer crowds. For Patagonia, including El Calafate and El Chalten, the warmer summer months from December to February offer the best conditions for outdoor activities and exploration. Keep in mind that weather conditions can vary, so it's always a good idea to check the forecast before your trip.

    • Sustainability: We do our best to not produce any trash; we believe that recycling is not enough, so we try to avoid using any plastic or materials that pollute our environment. Every day we work towards being a zero-waste tour operator and our staff is well trained to leave the least impact possible in our service areas. By working directly with local peoples, we are able to create a sustainable touristic income for the community.

    • Guides: All our guides have a professional background from the Tourism University; this means they have a degree in guiding, so their knowledge and skills when leading a group are top-notch. Each guide has many years of experience and they all have taken additional courses for other outdoor activities as well as have International First-Aid certifications. On top of all of this, they are all extremely personable and strive to deliver travel experiences of a lifetime.

    • Heath advices: no vaccinations needed for this trip

    We do recommend travelling light for this expedition. A duffel bag of 50 litters for your luggage and a backpack of 20 litters for daily activities should be sufficient. In Patagonia, the weather can change drastically. 

    • Passport

    • Credit card

    • Two pairs of lightweight hiking pants

    • One pair of cold weather hiking pants

    • Two pairs of shorts

    • One bathing suits

    • Four non-cotton T-shirts

    • One cotton T-shirt

    • One water T-shirt

    • One winter warm jacket

    • One fleece

    • One pair of gloves

    • One warm hat

    • One rain jacket

    • One pair of rain pants

    • Two buffs

    • One pair of hiking shoes

    • One pair of tennis shoes

    • One- or two-night outfits (for dinner time)

    • One cap

    • Sunscreen

    • Sunglasses

    • Mosquito repellent

    • Camera

    • A water bottle or camelback

    • Head lamp

    • Optional binoculars

    NOTE: Laundry is available almost at every location and it is cheap, this helps traveling light too. 

    Price based on number of guests:

    4 or more guests

    $3200/per person

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