With this tour you can discover the famous Patagonia with its beautiful mountainous landscapes and glaciers, without neglecting the Esteros del Ibera.
Day 1 - Arrival + Dinner Tango Show
Welcome to Buenos Aires and Argentina! Upon arrival, a driver will be waiting for you to take you to your hotel to stay for 3 nights with breakfast included.
This day you will have free to rest a little of your international flight, but at night, around 7pm, we will pick you up for a classic tango dinner show at La Ventana Restaurant. Good food, wine, and music!
Optionals: Wine Tasting or Tango Class before the dinner.
Around 11pm, return to the hotel to rest and prepare for the next days in Argentina.
Day 2 - City Tour to Buenos Aires
In the morning, after breakfast, the guide will search for your hotel to take a tour of the city of Buenos Aires (4-5hs):
9 de Julio Avenue –Colon Theatre – The obelisk – Diagonal RoqueSaenz Peña Avenue – Plaza de Mayo: here we make a stop and visit Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral – visit to San Telmo town, Parque Lezama – La Boca: guided tour around Caminito and craft fair, here you will have free time to take photographs. Trip around La Boca Port – Puerto Madero and Retiro towns. Palermo town. Bosques de Palermo [Palermo woods] (Galileo Galilei Planetarium) Monument of the Constitution and the Four Argentinian Regions – Recoleta town (Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes [National Museum of Fine Arts] Nuestra Señora del Pilar Church, Recoleta Cemetery)
Optionals: Private City Tour to Buenos Aires + Guided Visit to Colon Theatre
Day 3 - Tigre + Boat Navigation to the Delta
In the morning, after breakfast, the guide will search for your hotel to take a tour to Tigre + Boat Navigation to the Delta (4-5hs):
North Dock in Buenos Aires, navigation in a latest generation motorboat along the riverside channel of River Plate with magnificent panoramic views of the city and the port, Jorge Newbery airport, Ciudad Universitaria, Olivos Port, Barrancas de San Isidro, and Yacht Club. Then, we enter in the delta of Parana River and navigate around the islands to Tigre Fluvial Station. There, we take the bus to San Isidro where we make a stop to take photographs. After that, we go back to the hotels.
Optionals: Private Tour to to Tigre + Boat Navigation to the Detlta + Lunch at Vivanco Restaurant.
Buenos Aires > Ibera Wetlands
Day 4 - Going to Ibera Wetlands
In the morning, after the breakfast, transfer to the airport to take your next flight to Posadas, Misiones.
Arrival to Posadas, meet with your driver, and transfer to Ibera Wetlands.
Arriving in the late afternoon at Aguape Lodge, on this day you can learn more about the lodge, the area, and the activities you have available for the next few days. You will stay for 3 nights with full board included. Lunch.
Free day to enjoy the surroundings (ask for available tours for this day!)
In the evening, you will enjoy a delicious regional meal accompanied by a glass of wine.
Day 5 - Boat Ride + Trekking
Get ready for a day to meet ibera wetlands from the inside!
After an abundant breakfast in the morning, it will be time to take your first excursion in Esteros del Ibera: you will board the boat to navigate the marshes, where during the trip you will see a great variety of flora and fauna: capybaras, marsh deers, otters, broad snouted caimans, yacare caimans, and a broad variety of aquatic birds.
Returning at noon, you can rest a little from the activity and have lunch with a direct view of the lagoon.
In the afternoon you can take a walk along the trails near the lodge and get to know the interpretation center, to learn more about the history of the place and its habitants.
We end the day with dinner at the inn.
Day 6 - Canoeing + Free Afternoon
On this day, we have the opportunity to take a canoe and enter the waters of the Esteros del Ibera. This excursion is excellent to see animals, since you can enter areas where boats cannot pass.
During the afternoon, after lunch, we recommend you take the afternoon to rest and enjoy the pool and the serenity of the place.
In the evening, dinner at the inn.
Ibera Wetlands > Posadas
Day 7 - Guided Walk to Ibera Wetlands and Camba Trapo + Departure
Last day! But there are still activities to do.
After breakfast, you can take a guided walk to Camba Trapo, to discover more variety of animals and flora in the area.
In the afternoon, after the lunch, transfer back to the town to Posadas, where you will stay for one night with breakfast included.
Posadas > Ushuaia
Day 8 - Arrival to Ushuaia
After breakfast, transfer to Posadas Airport to take your next flight to Buenos Aires. Then, once you are at Buenos Aires, you will take another flight to Ushuaia.
Arrival to Ushuaia, meet with your driver, and then transfer to your hotel, where you will stay for 3 nights with breakfast included.
Day 9 - Tierra del Fuego National Park + Beagle Channel Navigation
This excursion will start when we pick you up from your hotel, to take you to the Tierra del Fuego National Park; this is located just 12 km away from the city of Ushuaia.
When we enter in the park, you can take the Train of the End of The World. The train is optional in the excursion to the park.
Once in the park, you are going to see different species of vegetation for our pretty characteristic forest, something as bushes, beech trees, ñires, Indio’s beard and flowers in an extension of 63.000 hectares. During our trip we will make different stops, to enjoy the panoramic views and take pictures.
From there, we are going to go to Verde Lake and then to Lapataia Bay, places where you could see beaver dams and peatlands. On our way back, we will stop on La Roca.
Departing from the hotel at 8.00hs, returning at 13.30hs. Then, a couple of hours later (we suggest to take some lunch close to the port), you will do the Beagle Channel Navigation!
Live the unforgettable experience of sailing through the Beagle Channel towards the Sea Lions Island, Birds Island and the Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse. We will see a colony of sea lions and Imperial Cormorants among other birds. If weather allows, we will do a 30 minute descent on Mary Ann Island (Bridges Islands) with the possibility of a short trekking.
Day 10 - Fagnano and Escondido Lake
In the morning, after breakfast, excursion to Lago Esconcido and Fagnano Lake:
When we get far away from the Beagle Channel, we will see Olivia’s mountain and 5 hermanos mountain, also the Carbajal valley where the people work with the peatland.
One of the main highlights it’s going to be the Alaskan and Siberian dog’s hatcheries, ready to do dog sledding. After, our way takes us to Tierra Mayor Valley, where we are going to see Bonete, Pelado and Alvear hills.
Also we are going through Hambre Ranch, where the “J” route starts, and communicates with Harberton Ranch and Almanza Port.
After reaching a height of 500 metros over the sea level, we are going to enjoy one of the most incredible panoramic views of Escondido Lake and Fagnano Lake. Here is where we are going to do a descent walk on an old trail that will take us to Escondido Lake.
After a couple minutes, we are going to find ourselves in an amazing scenario, where the water is emerald green and the forest is really leafy.
This trip it’s going to continue by the Route Nº3 , going through the Bronsovich sawmill, on the way to Fagnano Lake, where we are going down, to see the lake closely, and admire the beauty. Fagnano Lake is one of the biggest in South America, because it´s more than 100 kilometers long.
When the return time it´s close, we are going to do our last stop on the Siberian Huskies hatchery, where we can learn more about these beautiful animals.
To finish this excursion, you are going to enjoy a delicious lamb before coming back to Ushuaia.
Day 12 - Visit to Perito Moreno Glacier
In the morning, after breakfast, the guide will look for you at the lobby of your hotel to start the tour to Perito Moreno Glacier:
From de very beginning, the trip brings you many pleasant surprises. Upon leaving El Calafate, to your right, you encounter Redonda Bay, in Argentino Lake teeming with a great variety of fowls: black neck swans, flamingos, flying steamer ducks, Southamerican coots and upland geese. The distinctive yellow hue of the country side is due to a course grass that grows in this area called the broom sedge.
During the first 40 km you travel through the Patagonian steppe. Then, once you enter the National Park there is a noticeable change in the vegetation, now basically formed by nires (nothofagus antartica), guindos (nothofagus betuloides) and lengas (nothofagus pumilio); some isolated canelos (drimys winteri) and many colored flowers, among them the intense red colored notro (embothrium coccineum), the typical flower of the Andean Patagonian Forest.
Once at the Glacier, the visitor is overwhelmed by the impressive spectacle and can appreciate the many unforgettable vistas of the glacier from the walkpaths.
There is a restaurant, a snack bar, restrooms and a pay campsite within the Moreno Glacier area. This is a full day excursion.
Optional: MiniTrekking over the Perito Moreno Glacier
Day 13 - Rios de Hielo Boat Navigation
In the morning, after breakfast, transfer to port to do Rios de Hielo Boat Navigation:
Boarding time, in the Punta Bandera (47 kilometers from the city of El Calafate), will be at 8:30 AM and the departure will be at 9 AM, after the passengers are informed about the safety and sailing conditions.
Once on board we will sail through the North Arm of the Argentino Lake to reach the Upsala Canal, where we’ll find a spectacular Icebergs Barrier. From there we will have a panoramic view of the Upsala Glacier.
Afterwards we will navigate the Spegazzini Canal, where we will observe the Seco Glacier to reach the front of Spegazzini Glacier, the highest in the National Park. The return to Punta Bandera Private Port will be at 2:00 pm approximately, depending on the boat.
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