PATAGONIA TO USHUAIA -
refers to a specific region of South America straddling both Chile and Argentina. Patagonia which means
'land of the big feet' was
discovered in 1520 by Ferdinand Magellan. Legends claims that Magellan
and his crew saw a tribe of nine foot tall giants with big feet and so
he names the tribe the Patagons or big feet.
1: Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires, reception and transfer to the Hote
2: Buenos Aires (B)
After breakfast, a half day city tour. Option of a dinner and Tango Show
at La Esquina Carlos Gardel, the foremost tango house
in Buenos Aires.
3: Pampas (B)
Full day Fiesta Gaucha Excursion, visiting a typical
"estancia" or Ranch, in the one of the
most fertile and natural prairies of the world, the Argentine. It is
most famous for its meat and cereal production.
4: Buenos Aires - Puerto Madryn (B)
After breakfast, flight to Trelew. This city is a part of the coast
corridor formed also by the cities of Trelew, Gaiman, Rawson and West San
Antonio, the entire region is characterized by the long beaches and its
big marine fauna.
5: Valdes Peninsula (B)
day excursion to the Peninsula Valdes, a site of global significance for
the conservation of marine mammals. It is home to an important breeding
population of the endangered Southern Right Whale as well as important
breeding populations of southern elephant seals and southern sea lions.
6:Valdes Peninsula (B)
to Punta Tombo penguin colony, the largest Magellanic penguin colony in
the world. Penguins first arrive in September and up to mid March but the
best season to see them is after November, once the babies are born. This
tour is followed by a visit to the welsh colony at Gaiman.
7: Trelew - Ushuaia (B)
Transfer to the airport for the flight to Ushuaia, southernmost city in
the world, on the shores of the Beagle Channel. The Beagle Channel follows
the southern extreme of Tierra del Fuego.
8:Tierra del Fuego National Park (B)
Excursion to the Tierra del Fuego
National Park. Located in south-western Tierra del Fuego province, over the borderline with
Chile, this National Park is the southernmost example of
the Andean - Patagonian forest. It is a subantartic
forest covering the region up to 600m above sea level, has a surface of 63.000 hectares
and is home to the white cauquenes, black eyebrowed albatross, the
diving petrel and a rare kind of otter named chungungo.
9: Tierra del Fuego National Park (B)
After breakfast, excursion to the north of Ushuaia for a visit to Lago
Escondido and Lago Fagnano.
10: Ushuaia - El Calafate (B)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight to El Calafate,
site of the incredible Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the most dramatic
natural sites left on earth. It
is situated not too far from the Chilean
border in the south west of Argentinian the shore of Lago Argentino, where the lake is very narrow.
11: Perito Moreno Glacier (B)
Full day excursion to the Perito Moreno Glacier, the largest
advancing glacier in the world. Walk along footpaths and balconies
to reach this incredible phenomenon.
12: Upsala Glacier (B)
Boat trip to visit the Upsala, Onelli and Spegazzini Glaciers one
13: El Calafate - Buenos Aires (B)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the return flight to Buenos Aires
and accommodation at the
14: Buenos Aires (B)
breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight home.
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