Experience the lifestyle in the Valles Calchaquies

5 Days / 4 Nights

OVERVIEW

Overview

Buenos Aires & El Calafate

ITINERARY

Itinerary

Argentina fixed departure 2021 7 Days / 6 Nights

Transfer in from airport to hotel in Buenos Aires, with guide.

 

Overnight in Buenos Aires at Loi Suites Esmeralda Studio

Optional upgrade: Overnight at Argenta Tower Studio

 

Meals included: None

BUENOS AIRES CITY TOUR WITH LUNCH SIB basis with bilingual guide (Spanish & English) - Drinks not included

Duration: 4 hrs approx. Hightlights: Recoleta - Palermo - Plaza de Mayo - Puerto Madero - San Telmo - La Boca

This is the perfect tour to discover the charm of Argentina's capital, from the chic districts of Recoleta and Palermo, to historic Plaza de Mayo, and architectural icons such as the Colon opera house, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the palace of Congress. The program finishes in old town San Telmo, home of the city's aristocracy until the late 19th century; Caminito street, in La Boca, the colorful shelter for Italian immigrants by the Riachuelo, and the young thriving restaurant scene at the Puerto Madero waterfront.

*Kindly note that the return after the lunch is not included.

 

   

 

DINNER AND TANGO SHOW AT ALJIBE TANGO WITH ROUND TRIP TRANSFERS 

2 - 2.30 hours duration - Shared Services. Beverages included.

Famous for its amazing nightlife and for being the land of Carlos Gardel, Buenos Aires countless gastronomic and artistic options. Tango portrays the 'Queen of the River Plate' ('Reina del Plata'). We will enjoy an unforgettable night, surrender to the magic of this city that never sleeps and to the charm of this overwhelming and sanguine music —main protagonist of the night— while enjoying the best of its varied gastronomic offer. This typical early 20th century house is an ideal stage for a unique show: 15 artists, one tango orchestras, a folk music group, dancers and singer. 

 

Overnight in Buenos Aires at Loi Suites Esmeralda Studio

Breakfast. Free day to explore Buenos Aires at your own pace.

 

     

 

OPTIONAL WITH EXTRA COST:

A DAY AT THE PAMPAS: FULL DAY GAUCHA AT SANTA SUSANA RANCH - (Minimum 02 passengers)

Duration: 8 hs approx. - Shared Services with guide, round trip transfers and beverages included.

Home to the gaucho, the humid pampa is one of the most fertile natural prairies in the world and is famous for its production of beef and cereals. Only a few kilometers away from the City of Buenos Aires, in a natural environment with beautiful landscapes, we will be honored with their typical national asado, empanadas, and excellent Argentinian wines. The wild smell of the countryside will invite us to break away from routine and discover a charming hundred-year-old rural tradition in the midst of the XXI century. Folk songs and dances, equestrian activities, and unbeatable shows of traditional gaucho skills, such as ring races, cuadreras (horse races), entrevero de tropillas (horse games): let’s live the traditional lifestyle of Argentinian ranches through the gaucho, the greatest symbol of these lands.

 

Note:

  • Pick up from hotels
  • Drop off is not back to hotels but in different stops: Puente de la Mujer (Puerto Madero) // Galerías Pacifico Shopping // Av Santa Fe y 9 de Julio // Juncal y Cerrito // Obelisco // Colon Theatre // Irigoyen y Lima.

 

Overnight in Buenos Aires at Loi Suites Esmeralda Studio

Optional upgrade: Overnight at Argenta Tower Studio

 

Meals included: breakfast (& lunch when booking the optional full day)

Breakfast.

 

Transfer out from hotel in downtown to domestic airport with guide.

Suggested flights:

AR1846 AEP/FTE Departure 0800 – Arrival 1115 – not included

AR1824 AEP/FTE Departure 1500 – Arrival 1815– not included

 

Transfer in from Calafate airport to hotel with English and Spanish speaking guide.

 

Overnight in El Calafate at Kapenke Standard

Optional upgrade: Overnight at Alto Calafate Standard

 

  • Meals included: breakfast

Breakfast.

 

FULL DAY PERITO MORENO GLACIER TOUR – FEE INCLUDED 

Duration: 8 hrs approx. - Shared Service with English or Spanish speaking guide                                                                                                                 

The Perito Moreno Glacier rises majestically 80 km away from El Calafate. This is one of the largest and the only advancing glacier in the world, as well as the biggest attraction at Los Glaciares National Park, a 600,000-hectare protected area covered by an ice mantle. We will start by penetrating the Patagonian Andean forest and make a first breathtaking stop at "Curva de los Suspiros" (Curve of Sighs), where we will enjoy a first view of this incredible natural wonder. When we approach the glacier, we will walk down the catwalks to approach the glacier and admire from different panoramic points this wonderful creation of Mother Nature. We will be able to contemplate very closely when varied-sized ice blocks loosen and fall into the water with a great thunder becoming beautiful ice floes in the deep waters of the Lago Argentino. This day will be an unforgettable experience, a once in a lifetime delight.

 

OPTIONAL WITH EXTRA COST:

SAFARI NAUTICO NAVIGATION TICKET – (minimum 02 passengers) Duration: 1 hr. approx.

This activity is an ideal complement to the Perito Moreno glacier tour. It will allow us to appreciate very closely this wonder of nature. We will sail out of Bajo de las Sombras Bay port, 7 km away from the glacier's catwalks, down to the southern side of the glacier. On our way, we shall contemplate ice blocks falling off until reaching the southern point of Los Témpanos canal, until reaching the standing point 300 m away from the southern wall of the glacier, where we shall stop to admire its greatness.

 

   

 

Overnight in El Calafate at Kapenke Standard

Optional upgrade: Overnight at Alto Calafate Standard

 

  • Meals included: breakfast

Breakfast. Free day for exploring Calafate at your own pace.

 

OPTIONAL WITH EXTRA COST:

4x4 Off-road Mount Frías with lunch (minimum 02 passengers)

Duration: 5:30 hs approx. Shared service with English or Spanish speaking guide

Highlights: Mount Frías - Argentino Lake - Torres del Paine.

We start the 4x4 trip from the farm gate ascending the Mount Frias, for trails with views of the main body of the Argentino Lake. After twenty minutes we stop in the first viewing point at 450 meters watching at the Centinela river valley. We continue rising to the second viewing point at 1030 meters with incredible views of Torres del Paine, Southern and Northern channels of the Argentino Lake, the highest picks of the Andes mountain chain and the Fitz Roy mount, if the weather allow us. We continue the 4x4 adventure descending the Frias Mount trought the lengas forest for the east slope of the mount, finishing in Estancia Alice. Return back to El Calafate.

 

     

 

OPTIONAL WITH EXTRA COST:

Ice Rivers navigation - Fee included (minimum 02 passengers)

Duration: 7 hs approx. Shared service with English or Spanish speaking guide

Highlights: Argentino Lake - Glaciers Once on board we will sail through the North Arm of Lake Argentino until we reach the Upsala Channel, where we will find a spectacular Iceberg Barrier, and if the location of the icebergs allows us, we will be able to get near the glacier?s wall. Afterwards we will navigate the Spegazzini Channel, where we will observe the Seco Glacier to reach the front of the Spegazzini Glacier, the highest in the National Park. Return to Punta Bandera Port. Transfer from Punta Bandera Port to Hotel.

 

     

 

Overnight in El Calafate at Kapenke Standard

Optional upgrade: Overnight at Alto Calafate Standard

 

  • Meals included: breakfast

Breakfast.

 

One Way transfer out from hotel to Calafate airport without guide. (If you continue towards Puerto Natales-Chile, transfer out to the bus station without guide.)

 

Suggested flights:

AR1847 FTE/AEP Departure 1430 – Arrival 1725 – not included

AR1821 FTE/AEP Departure 2020 – Arrival 2315 – not included

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