South Argentina 14 days Group | ARGSOU14GROUP

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    Day 1.  Buenos Aires  arrival and City tour
    Once arrived at Buenos Aires  airport our team will pick you up and drive you to the hotel. After a short break we will visit the city.
    Buenos Aires  is a 4 Million cosmopolitan city and the biggest of Argentina with a nice mix of European and South American culture and architecture.
    We will start the visit with the Avenida 9 de Julio, the largest avenue in the world. Will pass by the Teatro Colon and the Plaza de Mayo where we can observe La casa del Gobierno, el Cabildo and the Cathedral.
    At the end of the afternoon we visit la Boca area and the street « El Caminito » the artist and bohemian spot in town. Then we will go back to the hotel.

    Day 2. Buenos Aires  – Ushuaia
    Upon time schedule we will be transfer to Jorge Newbery Airport in Buenos Aires  for a flight to Ushuaia, capital of Tierra del Fuego.

    Our team will wait for you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. After a short stop we will visit the city.

    Ushuaia is located in a cove of Beagle Channel dominated by the Martiales Mountains that presents a unique landscape in Argentina offering us a combination of sea, glaciers, mountain and forests. Departure from the hotel to reach Maipu Avenue until the Luis Pedero Fique footbridge to cross this narrow passage to reach the district of Misión, site chosen by the first settlers who settled in the region. We also visit the districts of Brown and Solier where we will be able to observe some old houses of the beginning of century but also the urban explosion since the 80s.

    We then head to the glacier Le Martial, former ski resort that offers the opportunity for visitors to take the chairlift to climb to the glacier that offers us a panoramic view of the Beagle Channel and the city of Ushuaia. Our return is via Leandro N. Alem Avenue to join the Maritime Museum and the former Ushuaia prison where we make a quick visit to linger more in the museum at the end of the world which traces the history of this region.

    Day 3. Ushuaia – Tierra de fuego – Navigation on Beagle channel
    The Tierra del Fuego Park is located about ten kilometers from the city of Ushuaia and border with Chile. This park with its 63,000 protected hectares offers to the visitors a beautiful landscapes.We start our excursion off the Río Pipo Valley to the diversion to enter Ensenada Bay where we will see the Redonda and Estorbo Islands. On the other side of the Beagle Channel, snow-capped mountains of the Sampaio mountain chain (Chile).
    Back on Route 3 by a narrow path that allows us to compare the different plant species of Tierra del Fuego. We then arrive to Roca Lake and take a walk on the banks of the lake and Río Lapataia. From here dominates the Condor summit that characterizes the border between Chile and Argentina. We then head to the end of the park where Highway 3 ends in Lapataia Bay. On the way, we observe the green lagoon and the black lagoon. We end our tour with a beaver-built dam populating the park.
    Return to Ushuaia to reach the port and embark on a catamaran and sail on the Beagle Channel by joining Alicia Island, famous for the large number of imperial cormorants that live there. We also pass off the island of "los lobos" which, in turn, is home to two species of sea lions. We continue our navigation to the scouts lighthouse that indicates the entrance to the city of Ushuaia. We head for Ushuaia along Grande Ile from Tierra del Fuego heading west. In this geographical area we see Puerto Tunel, former estancia now converted into an international scientific center to study the Yamana culture (indigenous to Tierra del Fuego). In the cove of Ushuaia, the landscape is strikingly beautiful with the city dominated by the Martial Mountains. The tour ends at the pontoon "Eduardo Brisighelli". Return to the hotel. Overnight at hotel in Ushuaia.

    Note 1: Land excursion of about 4 hours.

    Note 2: lake excursion of about 2h30.

    Day 4. Ushuaia – El Calafate
    Upon time schedule we will drive to the to Ushuaia airport and flight to the city of El Calafate. Our team will wait for you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. The rest of the day is free.

    Day 5. El Calafate – Perito Moreno – El Calafate
    At 9am, after breakfast, departure from our hotel to reach the Perito Moreno glacier located 80 km from El Calafate. This full day excursion will allow you to fully enjoy this exceptional natural environment.

    Many walkways offer a panoramic view of the glacier overlooking the surrounding lenga groves. We then take a path on the coast of the Canal de los Tempanos to reach the base of the glacier. From the port located at Refugio Argentino, we embark for a one-hour cruise to enjoy the south face of the glacier that can exceed 70 m high. Return road around 17:30. Overnight at the hotel in El Calafate. Free meals.

    Note 1: 1h30 walk or more depending on the wish of each.

    Note 2: 1 hour of navigation on boats of 70 passengers.

    Note 3: This tour is feasible all year.

    Day 6. El Calafate – Navigation Upsala – Spegazzini – El Calafate
    At 07:30, after breakfast, departure from our hotel to reach the Port of Punta Banderas about 50 km from El Calafate. This full-day excursion takes place on the north arm of Lake Argentin.
    After two hours of navigation, the multiplication of icebergs of various sizes and shapes indicates the approach of the great glaciers of Patagonia. We go along and observe the Upsala and the Spegazzini whose front walls can reach 135 meters in height. In the early afternoon, our boat takes the road back to reach the Port of Punta Banderas. Back to El Calafate. Overnight at the hotel in El Calafate. Free meals.

    Note 1: sailing time of 10 hours on boats of 250 passengers.

    Note 2: This tour is feasible all year.

    Day 7. El Calafate – Bariloche
    Two hours before takeoff, transfer to the airport for a flight to the region of lakes and its capital Bariloche. Reception at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon free to walk
    in the city of Bariloche. San Carlos de Bariloche, located on the left bank of Lake Nahuel Huapi fascinates the visitor who discovers this city by its alpine architecture and its chocolate shops. Bariloche contrasts sharply with other cities in Argentina. However, what provokes our enthusiasm in this region is not so much the city itself as its exceptional environment. The beauty of the landscapes is striking. Overnight at the hotel in Bariloche. Free meals.

    Note: optional flight, unaccompanied - 1h45 flight.

    Day 8. Bariloche – Navigation – Isla victoria – bosque de Arrayanes - Bariloche
    Departure from the hotel for a half-day excursion to the surroundings. We drive to the LLao Llao peninsula where one of the largest and most luxurious hotels in Argentina is located. On the way, we stop at several watchtowers to observe the beauty of the place. First stop at Cerro Campanario culminating at 1050 m altitude. We reach the pass by taking a chairlift.

    From above, the panorama is magnificent. The lakes Nahuel Huapi, Gutierrez and Moreno, the Cerros Lopez and Otto and Victoria Island can be seen there. We resume our journey and arrive in front of the San Eduardo chapel, built in the 40s and belonging to the hotel Llao Llao that we see in the distance. The old hotel caught fire in 1938. The wood that was saved from the fire was used to build the current port of Llao LLao, Puerto Pañuelo, from where many lake excursions start. Our tour now covers the Llao Llao forest protected by the Llao Llao Municipal Reserve.

    We enter a wilder zone along Bahia Lopez and Lake Moreno then the small lagoon el Trebol. We take again the avenue Bustillo and resume the road to Puerto Pañuelo for boarding the Catamaran.

    Catamaran sailing to Victoria Island and Arrayanes Forest. We anchor on Victoria Island for a short hike in the former conifer nursery. Free time in this relaxing place. We take our boat to reach Port Quetrihué in the peninsula of the same name where we will visit the famous forest of Arrayanes.

    It is a unique tree formation in the world of which some centenarians. The bark of this tree is cold and completely smooth in color of cinnamon. It has white flowers similar to orange blossoms (azahar) and very tasty purple fruits. Return by boat to Bariloche and transfer to your hotel at the end of the afternoon.

    Note: about 65 km, 2h of ride & 3 hours of navigation.

    Day 9. Bariloche
    Free day in Bariloche.

    Day 10. and 14 Buenos Aires  – San Antonio de Areco – Buenos Aires
    After breakfast we will leave to discover the Guacho life style in the village of San Antonio de Areco. We will visit the Estancias, the Guiraldes museum and the Goldfever Draghi, we will be able to appreciate the traditional Gaucho equestrian goldsmith. We will spend one night in San Antonio de Areco and return to Buenos Aires  on day 14 in the late afternoon.

    Day 11. and 12 Buenos Aires  – San Antonio de Areco – Buenos Aires
    After breakfast we will leave to discover the Guacho life style in the village of San Antonio de Areco. We will visit the Estancias, the Guiraldes museum and the Goldfever Draghi, we will be able to appreciate the traditional Gaucho equestrian goldsmith. We will spend one night in San Antonio de Areco and return to Buenos Aires  on day 14 in the late afternoon.

    Day 13. Buenos Aires  departure*
    According to your time of departure* you are transferred from the hotel to the airport. For international flights, it is recommended to arrive at the airport 3 hours before scheduled departure. End of our services.

    Important: Itinerary can change because of weather or social conditions and some sights are not always accessible – Lipiko Tours cannot be held responsible for any changes in itinerary and sights not visited as a result.  

     

     

     

    General information:
    Highlights: Buenos Aires , Ushuaia, Beagle Channel, El Calafate, Perito Moreno, Bariloche, San Antonio de Areco. 

    Support Team: English speaking tour leader for the entire tour for groups of 4 people or more. For smaller groups it is possible to book this tour without a tour leader. Instead you would have guided visits with a local guide in chosen language. Please contact us directly to receive a personalized quote.

    Departure guaranteed: Group Tour: from 4 people. Individual Tour: from 2 people 

    Accommodation: 14 nights in hotel.

    Porterage: Your luggage will be transported either by plane, car, boat, and bus. You will have to carry the personal belongings (camera, water, etc.) which you need during the day. 

    Service: For group above 4 people you will be accompanied by a tour leader in the chosen language. His role is to make sure that everything goes smoothly during the tour and that each individual and the group as a whole are safe. Don’t hesitate to ask him if you are unsure of anything and, very important, to follow his advice. 

    Included in the price: 
    - Water, air and land transfers as indicated in the program 
    - Accommodation in hotel/hostel in double rooms, Ecolodge, shelter, home stay, camping, bus and plane as indicated in the program.
    - Meals as mentioned in the program 
    - The assistance of specialized local English speaking guides, their fees and expenses 
    - The assistance of our local teams; driver(s) and logistics department (24/7) 
    - Visits as outlined in the program 

    Not included in the price:
     
    - Entrance fees to sites visited, national parks and museums as indicated in the program (allow for approx. 1500 Argentine Peso (Argentian national currency) per person – in Brazil (allow for approx. 150 Brazilian Real (Brazilian national currency) per person – this is an estimate and actual prices may vary) 
    - Meals not mentioned, drinks, tips, individual equipment, everything not mentioned in “included in the price” and all personal expenses 
    - Individual obligatory personal travel insurance (this could be included with your credit card – please check with your credit card provider) 
    - The supplement for a single room: 390 USD (subject to availability, must be reserved and paid upon reservation). Attention; no single room available for the nights with accommodation in shelter, home stay and camping. 
    - Possible visa expenses
    - International flights

  • GROUP : Travel in a small group (from 4 to 12 pers. Max), your trip will be guided by local English speaking guide and you can choose among the departure dates available.

    Dates and Travellers
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    14 Days
    on site
    Travel lenght: 15 Days on site in Bolivia.
    From 4 people registered.
    Departure: From 4 people registered.
    all inclusive.
    (as indicated in the program for: domestic flight(s), taxes, tips, hotels, guides, transports, meals)
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  • TAILOR MADE :Travel where, when, how and with whom you want. Choose your own departure date, the length of your stay, the visits, the category of your hotels even the type of transport.


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