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Buenos Aires City Tour
Ushuaia (southernmost point in Argentina)
- Tierra Del Fuego National Park
- Catamaran Tour
- Walk among the penguins on Martillo Island!
- Trek to Laguna de los Tres (12 miles/ or shorter 8 mile hike or free day if you do not want to hike)
- Go to the end of the road at the bottom of the world, National Route 3 - the southern section of the Pan-American Highway!
- Chorillo Del Salto Hike & Waterfall
- El Calafate
- Perito Moreno Glacier Excursion including boat tour to get up close views
- Mount Fitz Roy
Round-Trip Airfare from LAX
Activities listed on itinerary
per person (double occupancy)
+$599 for single traveler
You must be able to walk with no problems; trip is not wheelchair accessible.
$1,500 deposit per traveler required (make below) to purchase non-refundable airfare
Full payment due 90 days before and must be made by check
Trip deposit and final payments are non-refundable once paid
Passports are required and must be valid 6 months after final date of the trip
No COVID Requirements
Your Host: Howard Burkholz
February 1-10, 2024 - SOLD OUT
In the evening, travel from Los Angeles to Buenos Aires.
Arrive in the evening in Buenos Aires and check-in to your hotel to prepare for your adventure ahead!
This afternoon, you will go to the airport and take a flight to the southernmost city in Argentina, Ushuaia. Ushuaia is located in the province (county) of Tierra del Fuego and is the gateway to Antarctica. It is the place where the cordillera de los Andes finally rests on the sea, and this allows one to appreciate a unique landscape. (B)
This morning you will visist Tierra del Fuego National Park, the only national park in Argentina with a sea coast. There you can enjoy a ride with multiple panoramic views of the Beagle Channel, wrapped in the enchanting environment of the Cordillera de Los Andes Andean-Patagonian forest, made up of diverse tree species -such as , cherry trees, ñires, notros, among others and different flowers, such as orchids, violets and senecios. Next, you will tour the Lapataia River and Laguna Verde. Continue along the final stretch of National Route 3 (the southern section of the Pan-American highway) which ultimately culminates at Lapataia Bay. Here, the early inhabitants of the area left their imprint in the "concheros", incredible archaeological sites that provide interesting information about their ancient customs. From here return to Ushuaia, making a stopover on the way to admire Rock Lake, which is characterized by the color of its waters, which vary according to the weather. After the excursion, return to the hotel. (B)
Next, go to the wharf of Ushuaia where you will board a catamaran to navigate the waters of the Beagle Channel along the Bay of Ushuaia, from where you get a panoramic view of the city. Traverse the north shore of the channel passing through the Archipelago Bridges and Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse (end of the world), where you can see colonies of many seabirds that nest on islands and cliffs, colonies of sea lions and various birds of the marine and coastal environment (cormorants, albatrosses, Petrels and oystercatchers, among others). After a visit to Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse, the excursion continues towards the Estancia Remolino and Gable island. Finally, arrive at Martillo Island, where every year a colony of Magellanic penguins install their nests. Walk among the penguins! After spending some time observing the movements and behavior of these curious birds, return to the city of Ushuaia. (B)
This morning, you will visit the Jail at the End of the World which use to be a correctional facility, but now houses fascinating museums that introduce you to the history of the region. Next, check-in to your hotel and enjoy some free-time as your prepare for your tours at the bottom of the world! This afternoon, take an afternoon flight to El Calafate. El Calafate is located in the province (county) of Santa Cruz, in the region of the Patagonia Argentina. Its latitude is equivalent to the city of London in the northern hemisphere. It has a population of 22,000 inhabitants. It is the nearest town to visit the Los Glaciares National Park. (B)
Depart from the hotel and travel toward the Perito Moreno Glacier. Most glaciers are shrinking, but the impressive Perito Moreno Glacier maintains its size which has stumped scientists. Before you reach the glacier, you will see Lake Argentino with Redonda Bay, which offers an interesting variety of bird life. When you reach the glacier, you will take a tour and walk along the paths on the front of the glacier which allows a view of this impressive natural marvel. You will also take a boat ride to get closer to the glacier (B)
Today you will tour El Chalten! El Chaten was founded in 1985 following a land border conflict with Chile. It currently has approximately 1000 inhabitants and their economic livelihood is based purely on tourist activity. El Chalten offers incomparable beauty with unique landscapes between lakes and mountains. Upon arrival you will go on a short hike to a beautiful waterfall at Chorillo del Salto (B)
Today is the iconic Mt. Fitz Roy hike! (approximately 13 miles - gradual ascent. There will be two groups, one of the groups will turn around before the hike becomes steeper at around mile 8. If you prefer not to hike, enjoy a free day. After a gradual ascent, you come to a lookout with panoramic views of the Rio de las Vueltas. It continues circling Mount Rosado until you reach another viewpoint, a rocky crag located to the left of the road. From here you can enjoy the first panoramic view of the imposing Mount Fitz Roy. It then continues up to cross the Chorrillo River through a zone of dense forests. Once leaving behind the Camp Poincenot, cross the Rio Blanco to follow a path that rises 400 meters up to the Laguna de los Tres. The road dead-ends on the old glacial moraine from where one gets a magnificent view of the Laguna and Glacier de los Tres. From this point a close view of Mount Fitz Roy can be seen and other surrounding peaks. At the end of the tour, return to El Chalten. (B)
Day Nine & Ten
Transfer to the airport to fly to Buenos Aires from which you will fly back to the United States. Thank you for traveling with us, welcome home! (B)
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