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Southern Argentina

Southern Argentina
9 days – 8 nights

Buenos Aires, Ushuaia, El Calafate

Eco-Tourism, Discovery, Adventure, Culture

During your stay in Buenos Aires, we will offer you different angles to discover the Argentine capital: A traditional visit focused on monuments, an homage tour to the sources of the tango, and a cruise on the lake and the Tigre Delta. The highlight will undoubtedly be the stage in Tierra del Fuego, with its snow-capped mountains, lakes, and glaciers surrounded by wild, untamed nature, and Perito Moreno in the spectacular Glaciares National Park. 

Day 1: Buenos Aires

Arrival at the airport and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, enjoy a panoramic tour of the city. We start in Plaza de Mayo, witness to the most important events of the country since 1810 and appreciate the incredible architecture. We continue to La Boca, where we explore its colorful streets due to the ‘conventillos’ and the famous Caminito street. Our last stop is Recoleta to discover the aristocratic part of the city, where Recoleta’s Cemetery is located. Back to the hotel. [D]

Signature Option: Dinner and Tango Show at Gala Tango

Pick up at hotel: 8.00 PM for a drive to San Telmo, the cradle of Tango. “Gala Tango” is one of the most exclusive tango venues in the city, due to its architecture and decor, in the French style of the 30s, with its Carrara marble bar and refined details. The a-la-carte gourmet 3-course dinner carefully designed by its exclusive chef will be as well a distinctive trait of the evening. Around midnight, return to the hotel. [D]

Photo: Gala Tango

Day 2: Buenos Aires (Tigre)

Transfer to Sturla Fluvial Terminal, located in Puerto Madero for a 90-minute boat ride to Paraná River Delta, where you will navigate through the islands and learn about the local lifestyle landing at Tigre. Visit Tigre and watch the main attractions while you listen to an audio track that will give you the necessary knowledge to understand the importance and history of each attraction. First, stop in Puerto de Frutos, the old port for commerce, which is now a touristic port, with free time to visit the fair, take pictures and buy souvenirs and crafts. Free time to have lunch on your own. If you wish, you will have the opportunity to visit either Museo del Mate, Museo Naval or Museo de Arte de Tigre. Then. Continue to the train station for a 1-hour ride to Buenos Aires along the South Atlantic coast. On arrival at Retiro Station you’ll be picked up and transferred to your hotel [B]

Day 3: Buenos Aires, Ushuaia

At due time, transfer to the airport to board the flight to Ushuaia. In the afternoon, take a boat trip through the Beagle Channel, gaining an excellent panoramic view of the city surrounded by mountains. During the trip we spot Birds and Sea lions Islands, an interesting colony of sea lions. This offers the unique opportunity to see, at the same time, both South American sea lions and South American Fur seals, to understand their differences, and finally reach Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse, from where the return to the city begins. [B]

Note: If it is not possible to take Beagle Channel boat trip due to arrival flight time, it will be modified for day 4.

Day 4: Ushuaia

Departure from the hotel heading west to Tierra del Fuego National Park, framed by excellent panoramic views of the Beagle Channel. A journey through beaver dams leads to Lapataia River and Verde Lagoon and then continues along the final stretch of National Route 3, which finally ends at Lapataia Bay. From here, the return to Ushuaia begins, making a stop on the way to admire Lake Acigami (former Lake Roca), whose weather changes the water’s color. Afternoon at leisure to continue discovering the destination. If you are a nature lover, we suggest you should visit Martillo Island, one of the few sites where it is possible to walk with Papuan penguins. Check the available options according to your trip date. [B]

Day 5: Ushuaia, El Calafate

Transfer to the airport. Arrival, transfer and accommodation. Afternoon at leisure to explore the city, visit the Glaciarium, a museum dedicated to glaciology, or participate in an activity to get to know the steppe while you enjoy a lunch or dinner. [B]

Signature option: Excursion to the Glaciarium Ice Museum

First, visit the glacial region. Further down is a large model of the ice field, the origin of the glacial period that you will see during your visit to the area. Interactive screens allow you to view, for example, the recoil of the Upsala glacier. Also, part of the visit is a unique connection with the Perito Moreno Glacier, which forms a natural dam that has collapsed with a great break. The tour ends in a tunnel with an interesting system of simultaneous projections that awakens your senses.

Signature option: Native Experience

Pick-up from the hotel at 11 am or 6 pm First stop at Punta Bonita Cliffs with panoramic views of the lake and the Andes. Interpretation of the flora and the landscape. Glaciology and geology explanation. Second stop at the archaeological area’s cave art. Lunch or dinner in the cave. Return to El Calafate. Return to the hotel. [L] or [D]

Day 6: El Calafate

Departure from the hotel towards Perito Moreno Glacier, located in Los Glaciares National Park, a Natural Heritage Site by UNESCO. The glacier is an impressive mass of ice with an area of 64 acres and a front wall that has a height between 165 to 200 ft. above lake level. During the tour, a walk along the paths located in front of the glacier allows us to admire this impressive natural wonder from different angles. This tour can be enhanced by a one-hour boat ride that provides a different view of the front of the glacier from water level, which helps us to appreciate its real height. Free time for lunch (not included). Return to the hotel. [B]

Signature option: Nautical Safari – Optional boating for Perito Moreno

This tour offers a completely different perspective of Perito Moreno Glacier’s impressive walls south and its continuous landslide into the waters of the Rico arm. Boarding takes place at the port located in the Bay Bajo de las Sombras, less than 4 miles from the glacier lookout. Coming up to the south end of the Rico Arm the ship is approximately 985 feet from the wall of the glacier, which allows a tour and view of the entire area.

Day 7: El Calafate

Day at leisure. Ideal to make a boat trip through Lake Argentino or to enjoy activities that will allow you to explore unique landscapes. [B]

Signature option: All Glaciers Excursion

Depart for Punta Bandera Port, 30 miles from El Calafate, to start the sailing along El Brazo Norte of Lago Argentino. We cross La Boca del Diablo with destination to Canal Upsala and to sail between the impressive barrier from the front of the Upsala glacier. Then we get to the Canal Spegazzini and later we’ll have the first view of the Seco Glaciar. We continue sailing towards the front of the Spegazzini Glaciar where we will contemplate the glaciers Heim Sur and Peineta. Afterwards disembark at the Spegazzini Base to begin the tour to the area walking to El Refugio Spegazzini along the forest path. Along this path of 985 feet we stop at stations and lookouts with full views of all de bay of glaciers. At El Refugio we can get lunch, visit the shop, or contemplate the landscape. Visitors who like walking may take the mountain path, a medium difficulty trek through a wooded area with natural lookouts full of incredible views. This path ends at the landing point. Box lunch not included.

Signature option: Classic Boat Ride to Estancia Cristina

Early departure to Punta Bandera pier, 30 miles from El Calafate, to board a modern and comfortable boat to navigate the North Arm between icebergs and stunning scenery with views of the canal and Spegazzini Glacier. Then, continue along the Cristina Canal to the landing point of the same name, arriving at the Estancia Cristina around 11:30 am. During the six-hour stay at the estancia enjoy a guided tour of its local museum, which used to function as a shearing shed, and a guided walk to the Caterina River and the Chapel to finish the tour at the helmet of the Estancia. Boarding for the return is at 5.30pm (in winter, at 4pm).

Signature option: Full-day Gourmet Glaciers Experience

Operates odd days 17 April-30 September, except 1 June – 1 August – 31 August.

Departure from the hotel to Puerto Bandera to board at the Private Port La Soledad. The route begins with a northwest course, passing Punta Avellaneda and Boca del Diablo – the narrowest step of the lake (2,625 feet.) – and continues south course taking the Canal to arrive at the Spegazzini Glacier’s frontal walls towering 263 to 427 feet above the lake. Departure to Puesto de las Vacas, for a guided tour of the old settlers’ post and local fauna and flora. Return to the boat for a sighting of the Upsala Canal while sailing to Herminita Peninsula for a panoramic view of the Upsala Glacier. Time for lunch. In the afternoon return by the Brazo Norte to sail along Los Témpanos Canal towards Perito Moreno Glacier’ northern wall. Later arrive at La Soledad Port and return to the Hotel. [L]

Day 8: El Calafate, Buenos Aires

Morning at leisure to explore El Calafate. At due time, transfer to the airport to board the scheduled flight to Buenos Aires. Arrival, reception, and transfer to the hotel. [B]

Day 9: Buenos Aires

At the appointed time, you’ll be picked up and driven to the airport to board your flight back home. [B]

[B] = Breakfast | [D]= Dinner | L]= Lunch


·  Airfare New York/Buenos Aires/Ushuaia/Calafate /Buenos Aires/New York

·  Transfers as required by itinerary

·  8 nights’ accommodation:

o Buenos Aires 3 nights

o Ushuaia 2 nights

o El Calafate 3 nights

·  Meals:

o Breakfast daily

o 1 dinner

·  Buenos Aires: City tour

·  Dinner tango show

·  Cruise to Paraná River Delta

·  Tierra del Fuego National Park

·  Beagle Channel boat trip

·  Perito Moreno Glacier

·  Entrance fees to the National Parks

·  English-speaking guides

·  Transportation by deluxe vehicle

·  All local taxes


·  Taxes and surcharges related to airline tickets

·  Travel Insurance

·  Visa charges if applicable

·  Early check-in or late check-out at hotels

·  Services and food not listed in the itinerary

·  Beverages during the meals

·  Hotel extras, and personal expenses.

·  Tips for guides, drivers and in restaurant


CityHotel NameRoom TypeTripadvisor
First Class
Buenos AiresGrand BrizoComfort4.5
UshuaiaLos AcebosStandard4.5
El CalafateImago Hotel & SpaSteppe View4
Buenos AiresIntercontinentalComfort4.5
UshuaiaLos CauquenesBeagle View4.5
El CalafateXelenaLake View4

Hotels will be confirmed at time of booking

Price from $2,739 (including flight from NY) + airfare (supplement to NY)

Rates are minimum per person sharing a room and may change without notice.


Seasons1 Pax2-3 Pax4-5 Pax6-9 Pax1 PaxSGL Supp.
First Class
Jan 1 – Feb 28$2,799$2,515$2,299$4,269$595$29
Mar 1 – Aug 31$2,739$2,455$2,239$4,075$459$25
Sep 1-30$2,915$2,599$2,365$4,465$585$19
Oct 1-30$2,885$2,569$2,329$4,319$469$29
Nov 1 – Dec 31$2,949$2,639$2,399$4,539$619$35
Jan 1 – Feb 28$3,169$2,885$2,669$4,939$895$219
Mar 1-31$3,035$2,749$2,539$4,699$789$189
Apr 1 – Jun 30$2,909$2,625$2,409$4,445$659$135
Jul 1 – Aug 31$3,079$2,795$2,579$4,749$799$169
Sep 15 – Oct 15$3,205$2,895$2,655$4,969$799$169
Oct 16 – Dec 17$3,379$3,065$2,829$5,315$969$239
Dec 18-31$3,425$3,115$2,875$5,399$1,009$249

Rates are minimum per person sharing a room and may change without notice.

Rates may change depending on the date of travel.

These programs can be customized for individuals and for groups

Signature options Prices:

CitySeasons1 Pax2-3 Pax4-5 Pax6-9 Pax
Buenos AiresDinner and Tango Show at Gala Tango
Jan-Aug ’22$115
Sep-Dec ’22$125
El CalafateGlaciarium Ice Museum Excursion
Jan-Aug ’22$185$105$69$59
Sep-Dec ’22$199$115$75$65
El CalafateNative Experience
Jan-Aug ’22$79
Sep-Dec ’22$85
El CalafateNautical Safari
Jan-Aug ’22$45
Sep-Dec ’22$49
El CalafateAll Glaciers Excursion
Jan-Aug ’22$425$309$259$239
Sep-Dec ’22$469$339$285$265
El CalafateClassic Boat Ride to Estancia Cristina
Jan-Apr ’22$489$339$269$229
Oct-Dec ’22$539$369$295$255
El CalafateGourmet Glaciers Experience
Jan-Aug ’22$509$385$329$315
Sep-Dec ’22$559$425$365$345

Prices are per person and may change without notice