Travel through Argentina's south to explore Bariloche in the Lake District and Perito Moreno Glacier and Tierra del Fuego in Patagonia.

Argentina: Patagonia and Lake District Holiday MapDepartures: Daily

Length: 13 days / 12 nights

Destinations: Buenos Aires / Bariloche / El Calafate / Ushuaia & Tierra del Fuego

Highlights: Explore the beautiful wilderness of southern Argentina. Visit Bariloche in the heart of the Lake District, embark on a cruise to Perito Moreno glacier and visit Ushuaia to discover Tierra del Fuego at the end of the world. In Buenos Aires enjoy a tango show and a visit to a traditional historic estancia.

Price: from £2395 per person

Single Person Supplement: £POA

Price Information: Based on 2 people travelling and sharing a double or twin room in our selected standard-class hotel accommodation. See our Argentina hotels for more information on accommodation. For a quote based on superior or luxury accommodation, or to tailor this holiday itinerary please Contact Us.

Holiday Itinerary

Arrive in Buenos Aires at the start of your holiday. We will meet you on arrival and escort you to your hotel.

Meals: None

Overnight: Hotel in Buenos Aires

This morning discover the beauty and history of Buenos Aires on a tour of the city with visits to observe the iconic Obelisk on 9 de Julio street, Plaza de Mayo to see the Cathedral and Casa Rosada (with its famous "Evita balcony"), San Telmo and its famous antiques shops and market (Sunday only), La Boca and colourful Caminito Street with its tango dancers and Boca Juniors football stadium, the port district of Puerto Madero, the residential district of Palermo with its large parks and monuments and finally Recoleta where you will find the famous Recoleta cemetery, elegant cafes and restaurants. This evening experience a night of iconic Buenos Aires entertainment with dinner at a tango show. Choose from La Ventana in the heart of San Telmo or Tango Porteño near Buenos Aires' famous obelisk.

Meals: Breakfast, Evening Meal

Overnight: Hotel in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires

Option: Tailor your holiday and extend your stay in Buenos Aires to allow more time to explore the city. Please enquire for further details.

Transfer to Buenos Aires' domestic airport for a short flight to San Carlos de Bariloche in the Argentine lake district. On arrival we will meet you and escort you to your hotel. You will spend the next few nights in fantastic accommodation in Bariloche on the shore of stunning Nahuel Huapi Lake.

Meals: Breakfast

Overnight: Hotel in Bariloche

The Argentine Lake District is famous for its panoramic beauty and stunning landscapes and today you will enjoy a "Circuito Chico" tour to explore the beautiful coastline of Lake Nahuel Huapi. Starting in Bariloche you will travel west to visit Playa Bonita from where it is possible to observe Huemul Island across the lake. From here the tour continues to visit Cerro Campanario where you have the option to ascend the chairlift to visit the summit of the hill to experience fabulous views of the Lake District - often considered one of the top views in the world (chairlift ticket not included and payable directly). The tour continues to visit the beautiful San Eduardo Chapel before continuing along the lake to a panoramic viewpoint from where you can see Lake Moreno and the Llao Llao Peninsula to conclude an epic day of scenic beauty.

Meals: Breakfast

Overnight: Hotel in Bariloche

Enjoy a free day today in Bariloche to break up your holiday and so you can explore the delightful Bariloche town. If you would like suggestions of places to visit or things to do please just let us know.

Meals: Breakfast

Overnight: Hotel in Bariloche

This morning transfer to Bariloche airport for a flight to the Patagonian city of El Calafate, the gateway to the Glaciers National Park. On arrival in El Calafate we will meet you and escort you to your hotel where the remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Meals: Breakfast

Overnight: Hotel in El Calafate

Enjoy a full day excursion to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Glaciers National Park and the stunning Perito Moreno glacier. To get the best opportunity of seeing this natural wonder your tour will start with a cruise on board the Safari Nautico ship across Lake Rico towards the base of the glacier where you will stop at a safe distance for incomparable views of the glacier from a unique vantage point. After the cruise visit the viewing platform area to spend time at your leisure observing the glacier and the surrounding landscape. If you are lucky you may even get to see or hear a dramatic icefalls.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight: Hotel in El Calafate

Option: Tailor your holiday and upgrade your Perito Moreno visit to inlude a Mini-Trekking Excursion to hike over the glacier with crampons (age restricted 10-65 years old) instead of the cruise. For the most luxurious experience upgrade your cruise to Glaciares Gourmet to extend your cruise and include a gourmet meal. Please enquire for further details.

Perito Moreno Glacier
Perito Moreno Glacier
Perito Moreno Glacier

Free day to allow time for you to explore the lovely town of El Calafate. The centre of this delightful town is small and can be explored easily on foot, and there is a great selection of boutique shops specialising in artesan goods, crafts and souvenirs. Reserva Laguna Nimez which is only a short walk from the centre of town is also worth a visit with various birds including flamingos feeding in the waters.

Meals: Breakfast

Overnight: Hotel in El Calafate

El Calafate
El Calafate
El Calafate

Option: Tailor your holiday and add an excursion today. Our Full Day Estancia Cristina Discovery (see photos below) visits this historic estancia and includes a cruise over Lake Argentina spotting icebergs, a gourmet lunch in the estancia, and a 4x4 adventure to a lookout of Upsala Glacier. Our El Chalten Full Day Excursion visits this iconic trekking region. Please enquire for further details.

Estancia Cristina
Estancia Cristina
Estancia Cristina

This morning we will escort you from your hotel in El Calafate to the local airport for a flight south to Tierra del Fuego and its capital city Ushuaia. On arrival we will meet you and escort you to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Overnight: Hotel in Ushuaia

Today you have the choice of a Beagle Channel Cruise (October-March only) or our Tierra del Fuego National Park excursion.

If you choose the cruise you will enjoy a scenic cruise from Ushuaia's delightful harbour into the Beagle Channel, the natural border between Chile and Argentina, and will navigate along a section of the channel to visit small islands to spot penguins in their natural habitat. Penguins are seasonal inhabitants of this region and visit during the summer months.

If you choose the Tierra del Fuego National Park excursion you will travel into the Tierra del Fuego countryside to enjoy the scenic End of the World Train, the most southern railway in the world. The heritage train line is an important historic landmark in this region originally built by the prisoners of the penal colony that was the first foundations of what would eventually become the city of Ushuaia. After enjoying the train journey you will travel deeper into the landscape to visit Tierra del Fuego National Park to admire the stunning lakes, mountains and woodland that form the landscape at the end of the world.

Meals: Breakfast

Overnight: Hotel in Ushuaia

Ushuaia
Beagle Channel
Tierra del Fuego National Park

Option: If you would like to enjoy both excursion options then add an extra day in Ushuaia. You can also upgrade your excursion to our 4x4 Off-Road Lakes Adventure Tour which is a full day adventure through the Tierra del Fuego wilderness visiting Lake Fagnano and including a BBQ steak lunch in a traditional log cabin. Please enquire for further details.

Ushuaia 4x4 Off Road Excursion
Ushuaia 4x4 Off Road Excursion
Ushuaia 4x4 Off Road Excursion

Today you will fly north returning to Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina. On arrival we will escort you to your hotel for the evening. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to enjoy the many delights on offer in Buenos Aires. If you would like restaurant recommendations or reservations just let us know - this is just part of the service we offer to ensure you have a wonderful holiday.

Meals: Breakfast

Overnight: Hotel in Buenos Aires

Leave Buenos Aires behind today to enjoy a full day tour to visit the land of the gauchos and discover the culture and history associated with this traditional way of life. You will visit the historic town of San Antonio de Areco with its colonial architecture, traditional shops and gaucho culture before continuing to estancia El Ombu de Areco which dates from 1880. At the ranch enjoy a horse-riding experience through the beautiful grounds and farmland before taking a seat in the garden under the shade of the ancient ombu trees to experience a fabulous traditional Argentinian barbecue meal with meats and wine, accompanied with a traditional Argentine folk music performance. The day concludes with a horse-dancing display showcasing the talent, skill and majesty of thee beautiful creatures and the care and passion of their trainers. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight: Hotel in Buenos Aires

Estancia Excursion Buenos Aires
Estancia Excursion Buenos Aires
Estancia Excursion Buenos Aires

At an appropriate time we will meet you at your hotel and escort you to Buenos Aires airport for your return flight home.

Meals: Breakfast

Overnight: N/A

Included

  • Four domestic flights within Argentina (Buenos Aires - Bariloche / Bariloche - El Calafate / El Calafate - Ushuaia / Ushuaia - Buenos Aires)
  • All excursions
  • English-speaking guides for all excursions
  • Entry fees to all sites included in the itinerary
  • Accommodation
  • All meals detailed
  • Transfers to / from airports or hotels as required
  • All transport and travel within Argentina

Not Included

  • International flights to/from South America. We exclude international flights to give the option to compare flight pricing or use airmiles, however we can include and provide international flights as part of your holiday and any international flights booked through us would be ATOL-protected as part of your package with us. Depending on time of year, departure airport and airline preference flight prices start from around £600pp economy. If you would like us to quote on international flights just let us know your preferred departure airport when you enquire.

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