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Patagonia Vacation: Explore Argentinian Patagonia (1 week)

This one-week tour is an amazing opportunity to discover some of the best sites of Argentinian Patagonia. You will be able to see an outstanding wildlife, some unforgettable landscapes, and get to know the local culture.

USD $1,855.00

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See the Best of Argentinian Patagonia in One Week!

This journey will enable you to discover the charms of Atlantic Patagonia: the Patagonian steppes, the desert flora and the incredible variety of the local fauna. In Punta Tombo, you will be able to see the most important penguin colony in Latin America.

Another stop will be El Calafate, where you will get to see much more than the famous Perito Moreno glacier. You will go on a non-traditional excursion through the route of ancient ranches.

In Bariloche (in the Andean Patagonia region), you will walk through some beautiful forests in Nahuel Huapi National Park. In Colonia Suiza, you will be able to meet a family descendant of Swiss-French immigrants. You will be able to learn how they make local craft beer, and this will, of course, be followed by a beer tasting.

At the end of this trip, you are going to take Route 40 towards the famous Seven Lakes Road, where you will be able to enjoy the views of mirrored lakes, forests and waterfalls before reaching San Martin de los Andes. An unforgettable Patagonia vacation! 

Highlights

  • Marvel at a breathtaking nature
  • Admire the local wildlife (including penguins and sea lions)
  • Observe whales on a boat tour
  • See the famous Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Discover a typical Argentinian “estancia”
  • Stroll through beautiful forests
  • Be amazed by the incredible Patagonian landscapes

Tour Information

Duration: 8 Days
Start Location: Puerto Madryn
End Location: Buenos Aires

Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Argentina

You will first have an appointment to receive the vouchers for your trip. After that, you will take your flight to the city of Trelew. There, you will be transferred to the city of Puerto Madryn, and have a free afternoon to explore the city. The beginning of your Patagonia vacation!

Recommendation: In the afternoon we suggest visiting the beach and the center of the city, where you will be able to taste some sea delicacies.

Day 2: Peninsula Valdés and Whales watching navigation

In the morning you will go on a group excursion to the Peninsula Valdes. You will be able to see some penguins, sea lions, and seals on the way. The excursion includes a visit of an Interpretation Center and later (depending on the weather conditions), you will go on a boat tour for an observation tour of southern right whales. You will be able to see the whales swimming in the waters of the Valdés Peninsula (between June and December). The captain and his crew will tell you about the coast, its ecosystem and the life of these giant marine mammals. At the end of the day, you will go back to Puerto Madryn. 

Day 3: Welcome to El Calafate

You will go to Trelew airport to take your flight to El Calafate. Upon arrival, you will take a transfer to the hotel in the city. You will then have a free afternoon to explore the city.

Day 4: Welcome to Los Glaciares National Park

On this 4th day, you will go through the old Route 15. You are going to cross the Patagonian steppe with glacial signs and estancias. Your destination will be Estancia Nibepo Aike, where you will take a walk in its rural environment and enjoy a barbecue.

After that you will navigate through the South and the Rico arm, to finally visit the world-famous Perito Moreno Glacier. You will disembark at Playa de las Monedas, before walking through a lenga forest towards the South Glacier viewpoint. Later on that same day you are going sail to “Bajo de las Sombras”, to see the footbridges and be right in front of the glacier (this takes around 2 hours).

In the afternoon, you will go back to El Calafate. 

Day 5: Welcome to Bariloche

You will take a flight from El Calafate to Bariloche, and then a transfer to your hotel in the city. There, you will have a free afternoon to explore the city.

Day 6: Excursion to Nahuel Huapi National Park

Today you will go on an excursion to Nahuel Huapi National Park. After seeing the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi you will reach the beginning of the path inside Llao Llao Municipal Forest. There, you will be able to enjoy the nature of the place, as well as the flora and fauna. After this walk, you will meet a family that are the descendants of Swiss-French immigrants, who live in Colonia Suiza. They are dedicated to the gastronomic field, and they will tell you everything about the elaboration of craft beer that you will taste afterwards.

Duration: The walk through the forest is simple and lasts approximately one hour.

Day 7: On the route of The Seven Lakes Road

In the morning you are going to take the Route 40 towards the famous Seven Lakes Road, on the way to Villa La Angostura, a small mountain village that is part of the path of mirrored lakes, forests and waterfalls. You will then continue your trip along the route while enjoying the panoramic views before reaching San Martin de los Andes, where you will spend the night.

Day 8: End of the trip

You will be going to the airport of San Martín de los Andes (Chapelco), where you will take your flight back to Buenos Aires. This will be the end of this unforgettable Patagonia Vacation! 

What’s Included

  • Accommodation for 7 nights in double rooms.
  • Breakfasts included in all hotels.
  • Meals when “included” are mentioned: Lunch in Nibepo Aike (Day 4)
  • Guided tours and mentioned excursions English / Spanish speaking.
  • Transfers to the airport – hotel – airport – excursions/activities.
  • Entrances to the National Parks.

What’s Not Included

  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Air transport (national and international), optional.
  • Excursions mentioned as optional.

Important Notes

  • This is an alternative excursion to the ones chosen by the big groups of tourists. Without missing visiting the most iconic places you will have more intimate and authentic experiences.
  • This tour gives you the opportunity to visit the Perito Moreno Glacier from a unique point of view. You will tour through local estancias and get to know the local culture and traditions on this Patagonia Vacation.
  • Accommodation is much more than a place to sleep. It is an opportunity to experience local culture. Because of this, the itineraries are designed to stay in local hotels. Whenever possible, you will have an experience in a family home.
  • The published price for this Patagonia Vacation is in standard hotels, but we have options in superior and luxury category hotels. 

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