14 days tour

Adventures In Patagonia

This tour includes:

Guide

Tour Leaders are quite simply the glue that holds our tours together. They are chosen for their travel experience and people skills and are thoroughly trained by Explore, widely acknowledged as some of the best training in the industry. A Tour Leader's ultimate aim is to ensure everyone is well looked after and have a fantastic trip. They are there to ensure that the tour logistics run smoothly, that health and safety is adhered to and provide comprehensive briefings at the beginning and throughout the tour.

Meals

A key facet of our responsible approach to tourism is that we encourage our groups to eat in local restaurants that prepare locally grown food. We give customers choice as to their meals and do not use rather bland and impersonal hotel restaurants or all- inclusive options 13 Breakfasts 3 Dinners

Others

All accommodation, activities and meals that are shown in the itinerary are included in the total cost of your trip You will also receive a complimentary transfer to and from the airport if you arrive on day 1 of the trip and depart on the last day and have provided your international flight information.

Optional

The following excursions and/or activities are usually available and may be arranged locally. Estimated costs are provided below for guidance only, are on a per person basis unless shown otherwise, and may depend on the number of participants. Prices quoted are correct as of the date these tour notes were originally issued but may change at any time due to currency fluctuations. Please note: These activities are booked and paid for direct with the supplier and do not form part of your Explore holiday contract. A selection of optional activities are listed below to help you budget for your adventure. Whilst the basic tour price you pay before you travel includes a great selection of highlights, we have also built in free time to allow you the flexibility to choose from a carefully selected range of additional excursions and activities, or take time to relax, the choice is yours. Argentina is undeniably an expensive destination to visit, and the costs of these optional excursions do show that. However, please remember that at certain destinations along the way there may be several options to choose from and it may not be possible to fit all the activities in. Day 2 or Day 13: Buenos Aires - Tango Show/Dinner US$ 120, without dinner US$ 70. Day 3: Ushuaia - Boat excursion on Beagle Channel US$ 76; Day 3: Ushuaia - Beagle Channel Catamaran inc. Penguins viewing US$100; Day 3: Ushuaia - Estancia Harberton and Isla Martillo US$152 + US$22 entrance fee (all boat trips have an additional 20 pesos harbour tax); Day 3 or 4: Ushuaia - End of the World Museum US$15 Day 8: Torres Del Paine - Boat trip to visit Serrano River and glacier US$ 140; Day 8: Torres Del Paine - Base Torres trek US$220 divided by number of hikers Day 10: El Calafate - Boat trip to view Perito Moreno glacier US$28; Day 10: El Calafate - Perito Moreno Ice Trek (ages 65 and under due to Glaciares National Park regulations) US$160 without transfers, US$210 inc. transfers Day 11: El Chalten - Viedma Glacier boat trip US$78; Day 11: El Chalten - Huemul Reservation (includes Guide, transfers + Entrance Fee) - minimum 2 Pax US$D 160 per person Day 11: El Chalten - Lago Del Desierto and Vespignani Glacier Boat and Hike US$80 Optional excursions need to be paid in USD cash (not dispensed by ATMs in Argentina or Chile), although some accept credit card. In Torres del Paine hotel they charge 19% interest on the use of Chilean Pesos.

Transport

Bus, Ferry, Flight

Accommodation

13 nights standard hotel

Not included:

Others

Any visa costs, spending money and tips are not included in the trip price. You can also book extra nights’ accommodation at the beginning and end of the trip and the cost of this accommodation along with any transfers would be quoted separately.

Flights

International flights not included in the tour cost

Insurance

Travel Insurance is not included

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Itinerary of your trip Adventures In Patagonia

  • Day 1 Day 1: Join Trip In Buenos Aires
    • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

      Day 1: Join Trip In Buenos Aires

      Arrive in Buenos Aires, Argentina's capital, located on the southern shores of the Rio de la Plata. Since its founding by Pedro de Mendoza in 1536 the city has thrived on trade and its vibrant streets are filled with an eclectic mix of European architectural styles, with Spanish, French and Italian classicism rubbing shoulders with remnants of Victorian grandeur. For those arriving on time our Leader plans to meet you in the hotel reception at 6pm for the welcome meeting and for those that wish, there is the chance to go out for dinner. There are no activities planned today, so you are free to arrive in Buenos Aires at any time. If you would like to receive a complimentary airport transfer today, you'll need to arrive into either Aeroparque Internacional Jorge Newbery (AEP) or Ezeiza International Airport (EZE), a 30 minute or 1 hour drive respectively from our hotel. Should you miss the meeting, your leader will inform you of any essential information as soon as you catch up. If your flight arrives earlier in the day, you could explore this lively city by wandering the streets of the arty San Telmo district, admiring the impressive architecture and relaxing parks in Palermo, or enjoying the traditional Porteno pastime of people watching from the many sidewalk cafes.

  • Day 2 Day 2: In Buenos Aires; Explore The Diverse Barrios Of The Argentinian Capital
    • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

      Day 2: In Buenos Aires; Explore The Diverse Barrios Of The Argentinian Capital

      We're experiencing the city as a Porteno (a Buenos Aires native) today, using the local buses and exploring on foot. Each neighbourhood of Buenos Aires has a distinct character, with grand Italianate architecture rubbing shoulders with winding cobbled streets or tree-lined avenues. To get a feel for the heart of the city, we'll walk towards its founding point at the Plaza de Mayo, where the President's dusty-pink mansion is located. Every big event in Buenos Aires's history has been witnessed by the Plaza, from the continued protests of the 'Madres de la Plaza de Mayo', going back to Eva Peron's mass demonstrations in 1945. From here, we hop on a bus towards the colourful vibrancy of La Boca. Settled originally by Italian migrants, the area is famed for its bright houses, a ramshackle affair of corrugated iron, and the tango dancers who perform in the streets. We'll visit a local 'cafecito' during our tour, taking a traditional Porteno elevenses of coffee and pastries. We end our morning in bohemian San Telmo, with its small one-way streets, historic mansions and walls covered with street art. Our Tour Leader will suggest lunch at a traditional restaurant here, for those who wish. It's worth noting that this city tour is approximately 5 hours in length, and will involve several hours of walking, in order to see the highlights. The afternoon is free to explore, with much on offer. You could stay and explore San Telmo, which is particularly interesting when the antiques market takes over the cobbled streets. Or visit Recoleta Cemetery, the final resting place of Argentine luminaries, including Eva Peron. For book lovers, the Ateneo Grand Splendid, set in a converted theatre, is one of the most impressive bookstores in the world. This evening we have an opportunity to enjoy something of Buenos Aires' nightlife, perhaps going to a tango show and soaking up the pulsating rhythms of this most Latin of dances.

  • Day 3 Day 3: Fly To Ushuaia; Free Afternoon For Glacier Visits Or Penguin Spotting
    • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

      Day 3: Fly To Ushuaia; Free Afternoon For Glacier Visits Or Penguin Spotting

      Today we transfer to the airport for the flight to Ushuaia, the world's southernmost city, spectacularly located on the Island of Tierra del Fuego at the very tip of the South American continent. Beyond this remote port lies the Beagle Channel and then the open waters of The Drake Passage, where the deep rich waters of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans converge amidst some of the most challenging seas on earth. This afternoon is free to explore the city as you choose. You may wish to stay on land, visiting what was once the old prison of Ushuaia, now the Maritime Museum and an excellent portrait of the harsh realities of life on these unforgiving oceans. Alternatively, there are three different boat trips off the coast that allow you to get closer to the awesome nature in this part of the world: 1. Harberton Estancia and Isla Martillo. This excursion takes you to the oldest ranch in the Tierra del Fuego, dating back to the late 1800s, before boarding a boat to the Isla Martillo, home to a large penguin colony. This excursion is run by the only company permitted to let visitors disembark and walk among the penguins. Magellanic penguins are the largest colony, but you may also see Gentoo penguins or King Emperor penguins. On the way back to land, you should also spot sea lions at a neighbouring island. 2. Beagle Channel catamaran and penguin spotting. This option sees you taking a catamaran boat through the Beagle Channel, cruising around several different islands wildlife spotting, including sea lions and cormorants and the two penguin colonies on Isla Martillo. Although you don't get off the boat, you will see all the Magellanic and Gentoo penguins on the island, as well as, luck permitting, the King Emperor penguin. 3. Beagle Channel boat to Sea Lion island and Bird Island. This last boat trip doesn't take you out to see the penguins, but it is an amazing overview of the area's wildlife. The bleak scenery of the Beagle Channel will really come to life on this trip. All excursions here in Ushuaia should be pre-booked before departure. Important note: flight schedules in Argentina change constantly. You may depart in the very early hours for your internal flight, and if so breakfast will be taken in flight rather than at the hotel. Alternatively, you may have a longer morning in Buenos Aires and depart in the late afternoon. If that's the case then we will switch the itinerary around so that the boat excursions are done tomorrow afternoon.

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Tour leaving from Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city that combines European architecture with the passion of tango. With its rich history, beautiful neighborhoods, and lively nightlife, Buenos Aires offers a unique experience for travelers. Enjoy its delicious cuisine, explore its colorful neighborhoods, and immerse yourself in the culture of tango.

Experience Style

Experience Style

Mixed

There will be challenging activities such as hiking, biking, canyoning and trekking, but you’re also going to have other means of transportation and relaxed moments to just chill.

Accomodation level

Accomodation level

Medium

This accommodation includes essential services like a hot shower, electricity, and a nice and comfy bed.

Experience Type

Experience Type

Small Group

You’ll be accompanied by a small group of travelers just like you.

Physical Rating

Physical Rating

Average

There are several physical activities that last from 2 to 6 hours in easy terrains, low altitude flats, or water experiences. Please ask if you’re not sure this applies to you.

Age range

Age range

Min: 16 / Max: 85

Age range allowed for this experience.

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