Get delighted by this amazing 9-day tour discovering what Argentina has to offer and enjoy the wonderful destinations. Infinity of climates, the mountainous landscape of the south with the longest mountain range in the world, incredible beaches, extraordinary cities, and spectacular glaciers with much more to entertain.
Explore with us the cosmopolitan and one of the most beautiful capital cities in the world, Buenos Aires.
Enjoy a unique national wonder experience: Perito Moreno Glacier in Calafate and the stunning city Puerto Madryn gateway to Peninsula Valdes wildlife sanctuary, and widely regarded world's southernmost city, Ushuaia is a strikingly beautiful destination on the southern coastline of Tierra del Fuego Island backed by mountains and facing onto Beagle channel.
Let us do everything and enjoy a pleasant stay at hand-picked hotels, with transfers included and 24/7 support. Authentic Latin American expertise to live the culture at the maximum.
Day 1: Arrive Buenos Aires + City Tour
Day 2: Buenos Aires - Puerto Madryn - Punta Tombo tour
Day 3: Puerto Madryn: Península Valdés Tour
Day 4: Puerto Madryn - Ushuaia
Day 5: Ushuaia: Tierra del Fuego National Park
Day 6: Ushuaia - Calafate
Day 7: Calafate: Perito Moreno Glacier Tour
Day 8: Calafate - Bueno Aires - Tango Show
Day 9: Buenos Aires Depart
This is a suggested itinerary. All Tailor-Made journeys can be customized to suit. Add in additional highlights, spend more time in areas of particular interest to you, or extend your journey to visit other regions of Argentina & South America.
Arrive Buenos Aires + City Tour
This Morning arrive to Buenos Aires!
Upon arrival to Buenos Aires, you will be welcomed outside of Customs by an English-speaking assistant holding a sign with your name on it. This representative will direct you to your awaiting vehicle and driver, and accompany you to your hotel to assist with check-in.
Buenos Aires is filled with glamorous and seductive energy, you arrived at a colorful city, safe, and more intriguing than ever before. This large South American city has a mixed culture of a European style with South American feel.
This afternoon on an unforgettable route, we will live all the porteño magic. These few hours feature all the magic of Argentina"s capital city. In this most complete overview of the Paris of South America, we will visit the glamorous neighborhoods of Recoleta and its most famous cemetery, Palermo, May Square and the Pink House, the Metropolitan Cathedral, the newest & trendiest Puerto Madero Area and many other emblematic buildings and palaces of unique architectural, historical, and cultural value. The visit would not be complete without the sights of the first settlements of the city of Buenos Aires. The picturesque neighborhood of San Telmo, residence to the porteño aristocracy until the end of the XIX century and where the renowned antique market is held every Sunday; Caminito Street, in the colorful, Italian immigrant’s neighborhood of La Boca.
Note:Lunch will be taken at a traditional Argentinean restaurant on our way. (L.)(Private Transfer)(Shared Guide)
Buenos Aires - Puerto Madryn - Punta Tombo tour
This morning at schedule time we will transfer you to the airport for your direct flight to Trelew.
Upon arrival to Trelew Airport we will head towards the huge Provincial Reserve of Punta Tombo houses, the largest Magellan penguin colony in the world. After admiring the impressive Patagonic steppe, we will walk out to the sea through a narrow stony path onto wide beaches. These funniest creatures gather in Punta Tombo from September to April, during their breeding season, and coexist with other sea animals (sea lions and coastal birds) and land animals (guanacos, Patagonian maras, rheas, and foxes), before returning to the northern coasts of South America.
We will walk among these curious birds and observe their habits and rituals very closely. Depending on the time of the year, we will be able to see different stages of their reproductive cycle.
Once all activities are completed we will transfer you to the oceanfront city of Puerto Madryn (B.) (Semi-Private Transfer) (Shared Guide)
Note: The penguins season is from September to March.
Puerto Madryn: Península Valdés Tour
Today we will explore Peninsula Valdes, a Wold Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Home to right whales and declared a natural World Heritage Site, Península Valdés features rocky cliffs, sandy beaches, isles, and shallow bays. Along approximately 480 km (half of the road is paved), we will travel up to Puerto Pirámides. Puerto Pirámides offers the opportunity to practice whale watching (optional navigation).
After that, we will depart to Punta Delgada and have the opportunity to go down to the beach to get close to the elephant seals. We interpret the geological formations of the coast and from there we return to the Isthmus Carlos Ameghino, where we visit the interpretation center. On the way, we have a good chance of observing terrestrial wildlife, such as guanacos, foxes, maras, piches, skunks, etc. Between April and August the lighthouse of Punta Delgada is closed, so it will not be possible to visit.
Once the full day tour is completed we will head back to Puerto Madryn with the balance of the day at leisure(B.) (Shared Transfer)
We recommend you make this excursion between July to December, outside these dates please note that the excursion may change.
Puerto Madryn - Ushuaia
New experiences are ahead and after taking a nutritious buffet breakfast, we will transfer you to the airport for your flight to Ushuaia.
Welcome to Ushuaia. Acknowledged as the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia was founded in 1884 and was one of the original points of encounter between the Yamana and Anglican cultures. Its name derives from the Yamana Word for 'penetrating bay' and it's surrounded by the last high peaks of the Andes. Today, it is one of the largest cities on Tierra del Fuego Island, with around 65,000 inhabitants. Upon arrival to Ushuaia airport we will transfer you to your hotel. (B.) (Shared transfer)
Ushuaia: Tierra del Fuego National Park
The sun rises once again and after an early breakfast, we will go only 12 km west from the southernmost city in the world, we find Tierra del Fuego National Park, the only one in Ushuaia.
We will be able to appreciate the varied local flora, including different types of trees, bushes, and flowers, and fauna, including both native and introduced animals, such as Andean foxes, beavers, rabbits, and over 90 bird species.
In this half-day tour, we will visit Ensenada, Acigami Lake, and Lapataia Bay, and walk short distances around the lake, beaver dams, and the bay itself, very close to the Chilean border.
Once the tour is completed we will head back to Ushuaia (B.) (Shared Guide)
Ushuaia - Calafate
This morning at schedule time we will transfer you from your hotel to Ushuaia Airport for your direct fight to El Calafate.
Located in deep in Patagonia, on southern shore of lake Argentino, El Calafate has become a key stopover for travellers headed to nearby Los Glaciares National Park. This icy wonderland tat is best known for the spectacular Perito Moreno glacier - a massive, shifting ice cap composed of dozens of smaller glaciers. While Los Glaciares may be the main draw card here, El Calafate has plenty of its own charms: it's fun, scenic destination offering a host of outdoor and adventure activities.
On arrival to Calafate you will be transfered to your hotel (B.) (Shared Transfer)
Calafate: Perito Moreno Glacier
Early morning you will depart to The Perito Moreno Glacier, this world wonder rises majestically 80 km away from El Calafate. This is one of the largest and the only advancing glacier in the world, as well as the biggest attraction at Los Glaciares National Park, a 600,000-hectare protected area covered by an ice mantle.
We will start by penetrating the Patagonic Andean forest and make a first breathtaking stop at "Curva de Los Suspiros" (Curve of Sighs), where we will enjoy the first view of this incredible natural wonder. When we approach the glacier, we will walk down the catwalks to approach the Glacier and admire from different panoramic points this wonderful creation of Mother Nature. We will be able to contemplate very closely when varied-sized ice blocks loosen and fall into the water with a great thunder becoming beautiful ice floes in the deep waters of the Lago Argentino. This day will be an unforgettable experience, a once in a lifetime delight.
Once this full day tour is completed we will head back to El Calafate. Balance of the afternoon and evening at leisure. (B.) (Shared Guide)
Calafate - Bueno Aires
This morning we will transfer you back to the airport for your direct flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival to Buenos Aires airport we will meet you and transfer you to your hotel.
This evening enjoy a beautiful dinner and tango show, Tango Porteño is a unique place. The building used to be the Metro movie house, owned by the Metro Goldwyn Meyer company, a few steps from the Obelisco, in the heart of Buenos Aires. Now, the place is totally transformed into a tastefully decorated room where a refined tango show magically recreates the history of this musical genre, paired with international cuisine, honoring the golden days of classic Buenos Aires.
(B.) (Shared Guide) (Private Transfer)
Buenos Aires Depart
After a good rest and nice breakfast you will finish our tour, returning to International Airport (B.) (Private Transfer)
The below hand-picked properties feature a good location, superior service, and all facilities necessary for your comfortable stay:
-Two Hotel Pestana ***
-Buenos Aires Sofitel ****
-Buenos Aires Recoleta *****
– Tolosa ***
– Peninsula ****
– Raventrav *****
– Del Recodo Hostería ***
– Los Yamanas ****
– Los Cauquenes *****
– La Sorgente ***
– Mercure Iguazú ****
– Loi Suites Iguazu *****
- Hotel accommodation quoted in lead-in hotel guest rooms unless specified otherwise
- Hotels can easily be changed at the customer request. We have a wide selection so you can be assured of a great place to stay
- Occasionally due to circumstances out of our control, hotels quoted may not be available at the time of booking. In these circumstances when hotels are unavailable, South America Tours Pty Ltd will provide the best possible alternative.
- Accommodation with private facilities as mentioned in the itinerary
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary:
(B.) = Breakfast
(L.) = Lunch
(D.) = Dinner
- All transfers, transport, sightseeing, and excursions as per the itinerary unless specified otherwise:
(Private Transfer / Transport) = Your own exclusive driver. No queuing for taxis, no stopping en route at tour booking agencies. All private transfers/transport are operated on a private basis – i.e., you won’t be sharing with others
(Semi-Private Transfer) = transport provided by the hotel or lodge to their guest only
(Private Tour) = Your own, personal tour guide and an exclusive vehicle
(Shared Guide) = Meet other like-minded travelers and share the services of a guide/vehicle during the planned activity. The typical group size is 10 travelers which really works well and makes for a fun experience for all.
- Parks and monuments entrance
- Professional English speaking local guides throughout
- Service charges and taxes.
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
- International and internal air-tickets. We have access to wholesale fares and work closely with LATAM Airlines, contact us before organize your flights independently.
- Reciprocal fees and tourist visas are not included.
- Travel insurance
- Any items not specifically mentioned as included, phone call, laundry, tips, etc.
- Rates are subject to change and different rates may apply during holiday seasons and special events
- You should ensure you have travel insurance in place to cover the possibility of unforeseen circumstances which result in the inability to participate in the tour
- All routes are subject to change without notice due to unexpected circumstances or weather conditions
- Certain countries require that you obtain official authorization (a visa) before entering the country. It is your responsibility for verifying and obtaining any necessary travel documents for entry and exit to the countries visited, as these requirements vary depending on the specific country and nationality of the traveler
- South America Tours Pty Ltd does not provide visa services.