Monday - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Arrive in Buenos Aires. An AR Tourism host picks you up at the airport and takes you to your hotel. Relax after your flight, have lunch, and then take an introductory tour of the city.
Go to the weekend fair in San Telmo. This is an excellent introduction to the liveliness of Buenos Aires. Explore a very good antiques market while street performers and tango dancers provide the great atmosphere.
At your leisure, explore the center of Buenos Aires. Visit the excellent shops along Florida street and relax in the lovely San Martin Park and then go to the youthful and trendy neighborhood of Palermo Viejo.
At night, go to dinner and tango show.
Morning flight to Bariloche. Today you can take a cruise on the beautiful Lake Nahuel Huipi, relax in your hotel, or walk around the charming city. You can also enjoy a round of golf, or go hiking, whitewater rafting, or biking.
In the morning start off on the Circuito Grande excursion. The feature attractions include a visit El Valle Encantado (the Enchanted Valley), the beautiful towns of Villa La Angostura and Villa Traful, and spectacular views of the lakes and mountains in the region.
Puerto Varas, Chile
Continue the second day of the lake crossing excursion. Overnight at the Cabanas del Lago hotel in Puerto Varas, Chile.
Punta Arenas, Chile
Explore the beautiful Chilean Lake Region around Puerto Montt. Overnight in Cabanas del Lago hotel.
Flight to Punta Arenas, Chile. Visit a large penguin colony near Punta Arenas on your way to the Torres del Paine National Park. Overnight in the Explora Hotel in the middle of the Park.
Torres del Paine National Park
Day of activities organized by the Explora hotel.
El Calafate, Argentina
Transportation to El Calafate, Argentina. Get situated in your hotel and explore the little town for the rest of the day.
Today we go on the Upsala Explorer full-day excursion. We first board the Upsala Explorer boat and visit the giant Upsala glacier. We then go to Estancia Cristina, a beautiful guest ranch, where we have lunch. We then have a choice of hiking, horse-back riding and 4x4 excursions.
Flight to Ushuaia. Explore the Southern-most city in the world in the late afternoon.
In the morning, we depart for a full day excursion to Gable Island. This excursion will take us through the Beagle Channel to the beautiful Gable Island. Enjoy the scenery and the trully unique landscape. The excursion is really smartly organized with great stops along the way and an excellent lunch served in the middle of the day.
Today, explore more nature at the bottom of the world. Visit the lakes Fagnano and Escondido on a full day tour. There is some light hiking involved and while the rest of the time you will be transported by bus or private car to various highlights of this region.
At your leisure, enjoy a pleasant breakfast at your comfortable hotel.
Flight to Penisula Valdes
In the morning, go to a very special penguin colony that is located right on Peninsula Valdes that has over 200 thousand penguins. After that, take an unforgettable whale-watching cruise from Puerto Pyramides. Today's sightings of the wildlife in Patagonia will leave their impression on you for quite a while.
Mid-day flight back to Buenos Aires and then home.