Antarctica & Arctic
Visit one of the world's most impressive glaciers from El Calafate - the incredible Perito Moreno Glacier.
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Eight nights accommodation, meals as indicated, sightseeing with local English speaking guides and transfers and flights as specified.
Culture & Heritage
Discover the prolific marine life of Puerto Madryn on the Peninsula Valdés as you journey to Ushuaia – known as the southernmost city in the world. Head to Tierra del Fuego National Park and El Calafate, view the incredible Perito Moreno Glacier and discover the wild natural scenery of the Patagonian region.
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Patagonia is nature at its most pristine, a land of contrast offering an incredible array of natural sights and wonders.
From El Calafate, visit the World Heritage Site of Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the most impressive glaciers in the world at 60m high.
Vist the resort town of Ushuaia on Argentina’s Tierra del Fuefo archipelago, the southernmost tip of South America, nicknames the ‘End of the World’
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On arrival at Trelew Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel, located in the town of Puerto Madryn, the gateway to Peninsula Valdés. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.
Explore the Peninsula of Valdés, a site of global significance for the conservation of marine mammals. Navigate aboard small boats to see whales (usually seen between May and December) and colonies of sea wolves and sea elephants which can easily be seen along the coast all year round. Visit Caleta Valdes to stop for lunch (not included) and continue to Punta Delgada. On the way back to your hotel, travel past the Salinas where you will have the chance to observe the terrestrial fauna. (B)
Today, there are two exceptional experiences to choose between, sea kayaking with sea lions or with whales. With the assistance of an experienced guide, you can discover the fascinating world of marine fauna and wildlife. (B)
This morning you will be transferred to Trelew Airport for your onward flight to Ushuaia. Ushuaia is best known as ‘the end of the world’ as it is situated in the province of Tierra del Fuego, Argentina’s most southerly region. On arrival in Ushuaia, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day will be at your leisure. (B)
Today visit one of the most important protected areas in Argentina and the only one by the sea, Tierra Del Fuego National Park. Depart Ushuaia, heading south west as you travel through coastal landscapes and glacier valleys. Stop at the Fuegian Southern Railway Station, where you can choose to enter the Park on board the famous ‘End of the World Train’ or continue by road. Spend time enjoying the stunning views and visiting various lakes and forests. Before heading back to the city indulge in coffee and chocolate “Casita Del Bosque” by the Lapataia River. (B)
Today you will sail along Bahía de Ushuaia, within view of the capital of Tierra del Fuego. Once in the centre of the Beagle Channel, face the archipelago where Alice Island lies, inhabited by an important colony of imperial cormorants. Watch the majestic Ceja Negra albatrosses, scuas and different varieties of seagulls, plus the beautiful Vapor or Alakush ducks. Continue sailing through the channel to the east in the direction of the Eclaireus Archipelago where Isla de Los Lobos (Seals’ Island) is located. Heading east, sail between Almanza Port (Argentina) and Williams Port (Chile) to enter the area of Paso Mackinlay and then on to Martillo Island where the Magellanic smart penguins will be
expecting you. From this island, commence your sailing back to Ushuaia. (B)
This morning you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to El Calafate, one of the most visited places in the province of Santa Cruz. Large landscapes and a steep path bring travellers from all over the world to the majestic Perito Moreno Glacier. On arrival in El Calafate, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. (B)
Starting off from El Calafate, travel approximately 80kms to Perito Moreno Glacier, with the last 26kms of the journey taking place within the National Park. Enjoy beautiful scenery including views of the Argentine Lake with varieties of bird life that includes swans, flamencos and many more. On this journey you will also have the opportunity to view various forms of vegetation including sour cherries, lengas and flora in a variety of colours. Once you reach the glacier you will be even more amazed by the beauty of nature, the sound of the ice sliding and the wild environment of your surroundings. Take a mini-trek on the south wall of the glacier. (B)
El Calafate Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (B)
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