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Buenos Aires City Tour
Ushuaia (southernmost point in Argentina)
- Tierra Del Fuego National Park
- Catamaran Tour (sea lions & penguins!)
- Trek to Laguna de los Tres (12 miles/ or shorter 4 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!
- El Calafate
- Perito Moreno Glacier Excursion
- El Chalten City Tour
- Mount Fitz Roy
Round-Trip Airfare from Salt Lake City (and other select U.S. cities)
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.
$500 deposit per traveler required (make below) to secure 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 Vaccine or testing requirements are in place, but currently you do no need to provide proof of medical/travel insurance that would cover if you contracted COVID-19 on the tour.
Your Host: Howard Burkholz
February 6-15, 2023 - SOLD OUT
Please fill out waiting list for Patagonia 2024
Around noon, you will depart Salt Lake City and fly to Dallas and then to Buenos Aires. Arrive in Buenos Aires early in the morning.
Before checking into the hotel, enjoy a half day tour of Buenos Aires. Buenos Aires, cosmopolitan city that unveils its immigrant heritage at every step. The tour heads first to Plaza de Mayo, historical and political core of the city, to discover its main buildings and monuments: the Pirámide de Mayo, the Casa Rosada (Presidential Palace), the colonial Cabildo and the Metropolitan Cathedral. We continue along Avenida de Mayo, interesting for its different architectural styles, from here the tour travels back in time to San Telmo, the oldest districts in the city. Next we will visit La Boca, with its famous alley Caminito colored tin houses. The visit continues to Puerto Madero, with its old port warehouses turned into offices, apartments, world-class restaurants and bars, with an amazing view of the docks and the Rio de la Plata. Finally, we continue to the residential neighborhood of Palermo with its elegant mansions and ample parks, to end at La Recoleta, where it is remarkable the well-known cemetery, as well as the church of Nuestra Señora del Pilar, the Cultural Center and the circular building of the Palais de Glace. Check into the hotel early this afternoon and rest.
This morning, you will go to the airport and take an early morning 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. After you arrive in Ushuaia, 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 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.
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. After spending some time observing the movements and behavior of these curious birds, return to the city of Ushuaia.
Today you will enjoy the morning at your leisure, and then 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.
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.
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.
Hike by yourselfs, or enjoy a free day if you prefer not to hike. 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.
Day Nine & 10
Transfer to the airport to fly back home. Thank you for traveling with us, welcome home!
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