On this adventure tour from Buenos Aires to Patagonia, you will discover Argentina’s enchanting capital city, and Patagonia’s most spectacular scenery and colossal ice fields. Expert local guides will lead you on hikes and adventures, including an unforgettable trek on the top of the mighty Perito Moreno Glacier.
Your tour of Buenos Aires and Patagonia begins in Argentina’s cosmopolitan capital city, which marries sophistication with the Latin passion for which this country is so famous; it is filled with cultural gems, superb cuisine and a flourishing nightlife.
You will be staying in the sophisticated neighborhood of Palermo, where the nightlife is as colorful as the streets, and bars stay open all night. Enjoy a city tour, beginning in Plaza de Mayo, and see the iconic balcony from which Eva Perón famously addressed the throngs of impassioned supporters.
Visit local barrios and the old tango districts of Monserrat, San Telmo, and especially La Boca, with its amazing street art, brightly painted houses and tango dancers performing in the streets. Witness the busiest areas – Puerto Madero, Retiro, and Plaza San Martin. Explore the graceful neighborhood of Palermo and visit the Recoleta district, one of the most fashionable parts of the city. In the evening, sit around a banquet table and relish a unique dining experience that blends exquisite food and wine, local culture, and social integration.
Visit Ushuaia, which claims the title of the world’s southernmost city, located in a wide bay on the southern coast of Isla Grande de Tierra on the Beagle Channel, between the Martial Range and the end of the world. Take a taxi to the old airport, Aeroclub, for a great view of the city, bay, harbor, and mountains. Visit the museum, the naval neighborhood and the cemetery. See the exile prison and the Saint Christopher shipwreck beside the promenade.
Head out on a group adventure into Tierra del Fuego and discover some of Patagonia’s most magnificent scenery. Journey into the forest on a three-hour hike and jump into a kayak to paddle across the gorgeous Lapataia Bay towards the Beagle Channel. Embark on the Lakes Off-Road tour, with fellow-travelers, in a hardy Land Rover Defender driving through forests, across rivers, and alongside lake shores with glorious views.
Your next destination is the town of El Calafate, where you can walk through the Laguna Nimez Nature Reserve along a beautiful circuit taking you through shrublands and wetlands down to the lake’s edge, where you’ll see some wonderful birdlife. Visit Los Glaciares National Park, the largest national park in Argentina.
Marvel at the mighty 200-foot-tall Perito Moreno Glacier and watch huge chunks of ice calve off and collapse into the waters of the lake below. Keep your eyes peeled for Andean condors and buff-necked ibises. Hop on a boat to cross the Rico Branch, cruising past the huge glacier, followed by the experience of a lifetime, a two-hour trek on top of the glacier with an expert guide.
Overlooking the northern part of Los Glaciares National Park, El Chaltén is Argentina’s national capital of trekking. Within this incredible natural scenery, you will have plentiful options for walking and climbing, as well as other excursions and expeditions.
Perfect for adventure-seeking, fit and active couples, families and friends, this 10-day itinerary is complemented by comfortable nights in upscale, well-located accommodations. All of the featured excursions, activities, and accommodations can be tailored in accordance with your personal wishes.