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Patagonia custom trips - Argentina - South America

Patagonia glaciers & lakes (Bariloche, Calafate) + Iguazú falls discovery trip

Bariloche lake view - Patagonia glaciers & lakes discovery tour, Argentina - Private, tailor made trip South America* Duration of journey: 14 days, 13 nights

* Best months to travel: October to April

* Visiting: Iguazu falls, Iguazu National Park, El Calafate, Perito Moreno Glacier, Bariloche, lake district, Villa La Angostura, Villa Traful, San Martin de los Andes, Buenos Aires

* Type of trip: discovery & exploring custom trip

* Includes: All overnights in 3*, 4 or 5* hotels with breakfast included. Private transfers from/to airports in Buenos Aires. City Tour (private service) and Tango show with transfer and dinner in Buenos Aires. Car rental in Bariloche Chevrolet Corsa or similar with free mileage, with full cover insurance and deductible. In El Calafate transfers and excursion to Moreno glacier in private service, in Iguazú in group service.

Patagonia glaciers & lakes + Iguazú falls custom, private trip itinerary:

Day 1 - Buenos Aires:
Tango show - Buenos Aires - Patagonia glaciers + lakes discovery tour, Argentina - Private, tailor made trip South AmericaArrival in Buenos Aires, transfer to the city center, 2 nights at 3 from 5* hotel according your selection.



Day 2 Buenos Aires

Breakfast. In the morning City tour through the township of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires is the Federal District of the Republic of Argentina and the most important cosmopolitan urban center in the country. Popularly known as the "Queen of the Río de la Plata", the city is recognized because of the varied artistic expressions that ornament and surprise tourists with various monuments, wall paintings, galleries and art museums.
The tours and excursions that show the strong cosmopolitan spirit of Buenos Aires are Caminito, Recoleta, La Boca, the Mataderos Fair, San Telmo Fair, the Botanical Garden and the Holly Land Theme Park, which is the first religious theme park in the world.
Other remarkably interesting places due to their historical value are the "Cabildo" (City Hall), the Cathedral, the City Palace, the Obelisk, Colón Theatre, the Block of the Lights and the Planetarium.
At the evening Tango show with dinner included in San Telmo.


Iguazu falls - Patagonia glaciers & lakes discovery tour, Argentina - Private, tailor made trip South America
Day 3 Buenos Aires / Iguazú
Breakfast. Transfer to the local airport and flight to Iguazú. Transfer to the 3 from 5* hotel according your selection.



Day 4 Iguazu Falls:
Breakfast. Half day excursion to the Brazilian Falls, where you will cross the Park National Iguazú of the side of Brazil. Stroll walking by different footbridges between a very exuberant vegetation allowing to see magnificent panoramic views of the jumps of the Argentine side. On your way different native animal species can be seen and a variety of birds of this forest.



Iguazu falls - Patagonia glaciers & lakes discovery tour, Argentina - Private, tailor made trip South AmericaDay 5 Iguazu Falls:
Breakfast. Full day excursion to the Argentinean Falls. In guaraní, Iguazú is translated like “great Waters”. They were discovered in 1541 by the advanced man Alvear Núñez Cabeza de Vaca. In 1984, UNESCO declared them like natural patrimony of the humanity.
Basically it is possible to be known through two circuits: one called“inferior” and another one called“superior”. In the inferior one it is arrived at the base of the jumps, the force of the water transformed into dew or steam ends up wetting to the visitors. In the superior one, the stroll is more sedentary. Panoramic views from the footbridges and the viewpoints make of your stay an unforgettable experience.



Day 6 Iguazú / El Calafate
Breakfast. Transfer to the local airport and flight El Calafate, “the city of the glaciers”, located on huge Argentino lake, at the feet of the “cordillera andina”. Transfer to the city center. 3 overnight stays at a hotel according your selection.



Day 7 El Calafate
Perito Moreno glacier - Patagonia glaciers & lakes discovery tour, Argentina - Private, tailor made trip South AmericaBreakfast. Private excursion with driver/ guide to the worldwide most famous Perito Moreno Glacier over the south branch of Lake Argentino. This National Park, created in 1937, involves the Patagonian Southern ice field and several glaciers. The Moreno glacier comprises 600,000 hectares in the southwestern part of Santa Cruz Province with its imposing front wall of 197 ft and 2,5 ml length. Huge ice chunks fall off the front wall and drop thundering into the Argentino Lake.



Day 8 El Calafate

Breakfast.
Optional:
Boat excursion (to be booked at the hotel the day before) to the Upsala, Onelli and Spegazzini Glaciers. Enormous ice chunks float in the water of the glacial lake. The Upsala Glacier forms a tongue of ice which is 50 km long, 10 km wide, and many hundred meters thick. You depart at 7,30 AM from El Calafate up to the Puerto Bandera pier, on Lake Argentino's North branch and depart on boat from there.



Day 9 El Calafate / Bariloche
Bariloche lake view - Patagonia glaciers & lakes discovery tour, Argentina - Private, tailor made trip South AmericaBreakfast. Transfer to the airport and flight to San Carlos de Bariloche, a region of Andes crystalline lakes, forests and snow covered peaks of the cordillera in its surroundings. On the airport you receive a rental car and drive to the center, 3 overnights at a hotel according your selection. You have a lot of alternatives to make excursions in the surroundings of Bariloche. We will meet you (at the hotel or at the office) in order to show you the lake region on a map.



Day 10 Bariloche
Drive along the panoramic road of the “Small Circuit” (Circuito Chico), along Av. Bustillo until Llao Llao, where you continue to the Panoramic Point with a wonderful view to the Andes and several lakes. You also have the possibility to ascend by chairlift Cerro Campanario.



Day 11
Bariloche
Bariloche lake view - Patagonia glaciers & lakes discovery tour, Argentina - Private, tailor made trip South AmericaVisit to “Great Circuit” (Circuito Grande) along “the seven lake road”. You start from Bariloche, travel along the Northern shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake, passing Villa La Angostura, following your way towards Villa Traful. You will return to Bariloche taking the road of “Valle Encantado” with great stone castles worked in ancestral times from wind and water.



Day 12
Bariloche / Buenos Aires
Breakfast, car returnee at the airport, flight to Buenos Aires. Private transfer to the hotel. 2 overnight stays.



Day 13
Buenos Aires
Day free of activities or visit to an estancia with fiesta gaucha (on request).



Day 14
Buenos Aires
Breakfast. Transfer to the international airport, departure flight.

Buenos Aires view - Patagonia glaciers & lakes discovery tour, Argentina - Private, tailor made trip South AmericaIncludes: All overnights in 3*,4 or 5* hotels with breakfast included.
Private transfers from/to airports in Buenos Aires.
City Tour (private service) and Tango show with transfer and dinner in Buenos Aires.
Car rental in Bariloche Chevrolet Corsa or similar with free mileage, with full cover insurance and deductible.
In El Calafate transfers and excursion to Moreno glacier in private service, in Iguazú in group service.


Not Included:Meals: about U$D 40 per person/day.
Park entrance fees: all parks included U$D /55 per person approximately.
Airport taxes: Ezeiza U$D 18, Calafate U$D 6.
Travel and medical insurance.
Tips.
Boat excursion on Argentino lake.


Buenos Aires view - Patagonia glaciers & lakes discovery tour, Argentina - Private, tailor made trip South America
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Luggage suggestions
Comfortable informal clothes, wind jacket, sweat or polar, Trekking boots, solar protection, sunglasses, hut and gloves.

Communications
Cellular phones do not have signal during the tour. There are public phones at Perito Moreno , Bariloche and El Calafate.

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