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Patagonia: end of the earth
A group tour through the incredible landscapes of Patagonia
15 DAYS - 14 NIGHTS

This is a perfect trip for outdoor lovers who want to explore one of the most intact natural landscapes in the world. Explore El Calafate and its glaciers (Perito Moreno Glacier is the most famous one, but there is more!)  and marvel at the landscapes of El Chalten and Los Glaciares National Park. Walk to admire Fitz Roy Mount and relax in town with your fellow travelers.  

Visit Torres del Paine National Park in chile with breathtaking landscapes.

Continue the trip to the southernmost city; Ushuaia. Navigate the legendary Beagle channel and walk in Tierra del Fuego National Park.

A group trip to make new friends with the same interest in the destination.

Day 1 El Calafate Airport - El Calafate

We welcome you at Calafate airport and transfer to your accommodation. You get the rest of the day to enjoy the town. At night we get together with the tour leader and fellow travelers to enjoy dinner (not included).

Accommodation options:

Double or single base: Hotel Tierra Tehuelche (or similar)

Hostel base: shared room and shared bathroom.

Included Meals: none

 

Day 2 Perito Moreno Glacier

We dedicate this day to one of the World’s Natural Wonder: the Moreno glacier. This ice field- type glacier flows down from the Patagonian Icefield, a big sheet of ice that with its 22.000 square kilometers is the third largest glacier area in the world, after Antarctica (14 M sq km) and Greenland (1 M sq km). Because unusual favorable local conditions, this glacier is the only one in the world that shows a closure and rupture process. The road leads to the very front of the glacier, which will be only meters away from your eyes. The roar of the chunks of ice falling inside the glacier or from the glacier into the lake, the frequent collapse of the front seracs into the turquoise water, makes out of this day a very special and unique experience.

Accommodation options:

Double or single base: Hotel Tierra Tehuelche (or similar)

Hostel base: shared room and shared bathroom.

Included Meals: breakfast

 

Day 3 El Calafate – El Chalten – Lago del Desierto

After breakfast we take our bus for the 220 km long drive to El Chaltén, a small and picturesque village at the foot of Fitz Roy & Cerro Torre massif. We make a stop half way to enjoy local pastries and hot coffee. Once in El Chaltén,  we set for visiting the northern area of ​​Los Glaciares National Park and the provincial reserve Lago Del Desierto.

We start driving 36 Km from El Chalten to Lago Del Desierto with a beautiful panoramic path between forests, and bordering the Río de las Vueltas.

Then, from Punta Sur, we sail for about 30 minutes spotting the Crestón and Huemul glaciers, landing in the Vespigani Glacier sector, located in the middle of the lake. Once there, you can choose to walk one of the perfectly signed-posted trails of the Glacier Vespignani Reserve according to the difficulty and effort you wish to perform. The responsible person in charge of the activity will supervise your choice for you own safety.

There are three trails and we recommend to choose the intermediate trail, which leads us in a slight and constant slope to a significant point with a panoramic view of the Vespignani Glacier, in only 15 minutes.

You can also choose or complement the other hikes with the third option, which is the easiest trail that takes you to the wooded area and the coastal reserve without climbing. Or take the most demanding trail that takes you about 45 minutes at a slow pace to overcome the 150 meters of altitude and access the bottom of the Vespignani glacier with an incredible view of the north face of Fitz Roy Mountain.

After a farewell snack, we go back to Punta Sur on the boat. Then the bus takes us to our accommodation at El Chalten.

Accommodation options:

Double or single base: Hotel Vertical Lodge (or similar)

Hostel base: shared room and shared bathroom.

Included Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 4 El Chalten – free day

Enjoy a full day to explore this charming town.

Accommodation options:

Double or single base: Hotel Vertical Lodge (or similar)

Hostel base: shared room and shared bathroom.

Included Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 5  El Chalten – El Calafate

After breakfast we take our bus to El Calafate. When we arrive we have the entire day to visit the city or doing any of the optional excursions.

Accommodation options:

Double or single base: Hotel Tierra Tehuelche (or similar)

Hostel base: shared room and shared bathroom.

Included Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 6 El Calafate – Rios de Hielo

Early breakfast. Our cruise of the Argentino Lake glaciers will depart from Punta Bandera port, ready to weave between the lake's moving icebergs to explore all the main places of interest in Los Glaciares National Park.

The first stop will be the colossal icy blue walls of the Upsala Glacier. With a surface area of 336 square miles, this is the third largest glacier in the Southern Hemisphere. From the catamaran, enjoy breath-taking views of this immense expanse of ice, which has been used as a training ground for military forces before deployment to Antarctica. 

We continue sailing to Spegazzini Glacier. This incredible mass of rock and ice will leave you in awe - especially its towering 440-foot-tall wall. Leave behind these white peaks that divide Chile and Argentina as you navigate the freezing waters that border the Seco Glacier. Seco, meaning 'dry' in Spanish, has this name because it has been retreating over the past century, leaving behind a barren rock landscape. Around the still-magnificent ice, see how the trees and forests are pushing through.

The catamaran will then head back across Argentino Lake towards Punta Bandera. We transfer to our hotel at El Calafate.  

Accommodation options:

Double or single base: Hotel Tierra Tehuelche (or similar)

Hostel base: shared room and shared bathroom.

Included Meals: Breakfast and lunch

 

Day 7  El Calafate – free  day

This day is to enjoy the options the city of El Calafate offers. At night, meet new fellow travelers and enjoy dinner together (not included)

Accommodation options:

Double or single base: Hotel Tierra Tehuelche (or similar)

Hostel base: shared room and shared bathroom.

Included Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 8  El Calafate – Puerto Natales

Early in the morning the transfer to the bus station where we take a regular bus to Puerto Natales, a picturesque fishermen town located in Chile, at the shores of the Ultima Esperanza (Last Hope) fiord. Today we will cross the border between Argentina and Chile. You have the rest of the day to explore the town.

Accommodation in Puerto Natales, at Hostal Francis Drake (or similar, equal category), Double or Single Base.

Included Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 9  Puerto Natales – Torres del Paine

Today we will visit Torres del Paine National Park, World Heritage by the UNESCO (United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organization).
In this adventure through Chilean lands, the main attractions are the Mirador del Lago Sarmiento de Gamboa, Saltos del Río Paine, Upper Mirador Cerro Almirante Nieto and Cuernos del Paine.
We enter the park through Laguna Amarga, and once inside Torres del Paine National Park, we set to start one of the different trekking trails. We will be accompanied by our local experts. Explore the southernmost part of Patagonia and learn about its flora and fauna. We return to Puerto Natales in the late afternoon.

Accommodation options:

Double or single base: Hostal Fracnis Drake (or similar)

Hostel base: shared room and shared bathroom.

Included Meals: Breakfast, box lunch.

 

Day 10  Puerto Natales

After breakfast, enjoy a free day to explore the town. 

Accommodation options:

Double or single base: Hostal Francis Drake (or similar)

Hostel base: shared room and shared bathroom.

.Included Meals: Breakfast.

 

Day 11  Puerto Natales - Punta Arenas - Ushuaia

Long drive today, though quite worthwhile. We transfer to Puerto Natales bus station to take a bus to Punta Arenas, where we take a second bus to Ushuaia, the southernmost city; the end of the earth. 
We leave Chile behind and re-enter Argentina, through Tierra del Fuego (literally, Land of Fire, due to the fires seen by the first white sailors in the coast, done by the local Indians to cook and heat) At the end of the day we arrive in Ushuaia.

Accommodation options:

Double or single base: Hotel Patagonia Jarke (or similar)

Hostel base: shared room and shared bathroom.

Included Meals: Breakfast.

 

Day 12  Ushuaia – Beagle Channel boat trip.

After breakfast we walk to the touristic pier and get on board to our boat trip in the legendary Beagle Channel. We visit Alicia Island where we will watch a colony of Sea Lions, the Island of Birds where we can see Cormorants and the Light House Les Eclaireurs built by 1919. We get back to the port while we watch the Darwin range to the West and the Andes above Ushuaia. The afternoon is at leisure. We suggest to visit Estancia Harberton and Martillo Island Penguin Rockery. 

Accommodation options:

Double or single base: Hotel Patagonia Jarke (or similar)

Hostel base: shared room and shared bathroom.

Included Meals: Breakfast.

 

Day 13  Ushuaia – Tierra del Fuego National Park

Today we visit Tierra del Fuego National Park, doing a soft walk. This National Park is in the south west corner of the argentinean side of the Island, thus in the border with Chile. The main attraction of the Park and the whole Island actually are the mountains coming down to the sea.

The afternoon is free to explore the town according to your interest.

Accommodation options:

Double or single base: Hotel Patagonia Jarke (or similar)

Hostel base: shared room and shared bathroom.

Included Meals: Breakfast.

  

Day 14  Ushuaia – free day

This is the last day of the trip. Take pictures, go shopping, spend time with your fellow travelers and make plans for your next trip together!

Accommodation options:

Double or single base: Hotel Jarke (or similar)

Hostel base: shared room and shared bathroom.

Included Meals: Breakfast.

 

Day 15  Ushuaia - Ushuaia airport

At the indicated time, transfer to Ushuaia airport. End of services.

Included Meals: Breakfast.

 

  

INCLUDED SERVICES 

 

• Incoming service upon arrival.
• Bilingual tour leader (Spanish – English) during all the activities.
• Perito Moreno Glacier excursion

• El Chalten full day, Lago del Desierto excursión.

• Rios de Hielo excursio at El Calafate

• Beagle Channel boat trip and Estancia Harberton with penguin rockery excursion.

• Tierra del Fuego National Park excursión.
• All transfers El Calafate airport – El Calafate - El Chalten – El Calafate – Puerto Natales – Torres del Paine – Puerto Natales – Punta Arenas – Ushuaia – Ushuaia airport

 • During the trip we combine private and regular buses.

 

NON INCLUDED SERVICES 

 

• Entrance fees to National Parks
• Medical and life insurance
• Tips
• Drinks and beverages (all foods are without alcoholic or non alcoholic drinks)
• Flights or airport taxes
• Optional excursions.
• Services not shown or detailed in the program.

PRICES FOR THIS TRIP
 
There is no minimum of passengers to confirm this trip.  
The maximum number of passengers in the group is 14. 
Standard category
Double base: USD 3947 (Private room for two passengers traveling together)
Single base: USD 4922 (Private room for one person)
Hostel base: USD 3779  (Shared room and shared bathroom with other passengers)
GROUP DEPARTURE DATES FOR THIS TRIP

Trip 1 
START November 21st 2022, Monday
END December 5th 2022, Monday

Trip 2
START December 27th 2022, Tuesday
END January 10th 2023, Tuesday

Trip 3
START January 9th 2023, Monday
END January 23rd 2023, Monday

Trip 4 
START February 6th 2023, Monday
END February 20th 2023, Monday

Trip 5 
START March 6th 2023, Monday
END March 20th 2023 Monday
 
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