Few places on the globe evoke the mystery and awe that Patagonia provides for the intrepid traveler. The rugged crags and spires of mighty Torres del Paines and Los Glacieres National Parks constitute perhaps the most impressive mountain vistas on earth. Iguazu is arguably the world’s most impressive waterfall. Combine these with the cultural gems and Tango culture of Buenos Aires and one has a recipe for a memorable travel experience.
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Price is per person based on double occupancy.
For individuals traveling alone and paying the Single Supplement.
For the individual who doesn't want to pay the Single Supplement and is willing to share a room with a traveler of the same gender.
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Day 1 Buenos Aires Bienvenidos! Welcome to Argentina!
Welcome meeting & Dinner
We will have our usual get-acquainted meeting at about 5 pm, followed by an Asado dinner with an Argentine family.
Day 2 Buenos Aires
Tour Buenos Aires
Today we will explore Buenos Aires on a tour with a local guide. Highlights include the markets of San Telmo, Plaza de Mayo, Casa Rosada, Recoleta Cemetery, La Boca, and the ‘Caminito’ district. Your afternoon and evening are free for personal exploration. In the evening we will arrange and optional Tango show.
Day 3 El Chalten
Flight; Transfer to El Chalten
This morning we will be transferred to the National Airport for our flight to El Calafate (flight included). From there we will enjoy a gorgeous scenic drive north to El Chalten, gateway to the magnificent Los Glacieres National Park. We will have dinner together this evening.
Days 4 El Chalten
Los Glacieres NP activities
We will enjoy an easy half-day hike in the stunning Los Glaciers region. Our goal is the stunningly situated Laguna Capri, with its spectacular views of Mount Fitz Roy, the signature peak of El Chalten. Free time options include hiking further toward the mighty Andes or additional outdoor activities like Lago Desierto, Lago Azul or Huemul Glacier hikes; boat rides on Lago Vidma; or horseback riding.
Day 5 El Calafate
Miradores los Condores
Our day begins with an optional early morning hike to nearby Miradores los Condores, for some sunrise photography and glowing golden alpenglow of the Los Glacieres peaks. Contemplating the panoramic views is a great way to say goodbye to El Chalten. Then we commence with the scenic drive to El Calafate where we will settle into our hotel. Dinner together.
Day 6 El Calafate
Today we embark on a full day boat, hike, and bus excursion to 3 glaciers. We’ll view Upsala and Spegazzini glaciers and finish with iconic Perito Moreno. This massive river of ice terminates in an ice wall that is 3 miles wide, with an average height of 240 feet above the surface of the crystal blue water of Lake Argentino. Our local guide will explain the dynamics of glaciation and take us to all the best viewing locations.
Day 7 Puerto Natales, Chile
Today is primarily a travel day as we travel south along the Argentine/Chilean border to Puerto Natales. We’ll break up the drive with an Estancia (Gaucho ranch) visit for lunch. We’ll encounter a brief peak at the traditional ranch life that has provided the backbone of Argentine wealth and economy since the 19th century.
Days 8 - 9 Puerto Natales
Torre del Paine NP
Over these next two days we’ll make 2 day-long excursions to famed Torre del Paines National Park, crown jewel of Patagonia. We’ll intersperse light hiking with scenic overlooks and photo stops. Among the possible destinations are Sarmiento de Gamboa Lake, Laguna Azul, the Paine River waterfalls, Almirante Nieto Hill or Cuernos del Paine, Nordenskjold Lake, Salto Grande, Cuernos del Paine Nordenskjold Lake lookout, or Pehoe Lake. We will picnic for lunch each day and return to Natales in time for dinner.
Day 10 Buenos Aires
Today is another transportation day as we motor back to Argentina for our afternoon flight to Buenos Aires. We’ll conclude our tour with a final Happy Hour and dinner together.
Day 11 Buenos Aires
Tour over after breakfast. Imprint will assist with airport transfer arrangements.
[Itinerary details & hotels subject to change]