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Patagonia Adventure

San Carlos de Bariloche, (usually known as Bariloche) is a town in Argentina’s Patagonia Region. Nestled on the shore of Lake Nahuel Huapi, this Swiss-Chalet style town, sits below Andes mountains covered with alpine forests. Bariloche is a popular base for activities in the surrounding Lake District in summer and Cerro Catedral ski resort in winter. Excursions to nearby lakes and towns including Villa la Angostura makes a charming day excursion.

Travel to El Calafate and experience its vast open steppe, impressive peaks and pale blue lakes of Los Glaciares National Park. See the advancing Perito Moreno Glacier crack and fall into a lake with a splashing sound. Cruise on a glacial lake past icebergs, spend an afternoon hiking, horse riding or enjoy a traditional barbecue at a remote, upscale estancia. And visit Bariloche, said to be one of the most attractive cities in the world. 

TRAVEL UNTAMED ON THIS 12 DAY PATAGONIA ADVENTURE…
And, experience hiking, river rafting, horse riding or canoeing.
 

What We Love
  • Exclusive tour, guided privately by a multilingual guide throughout the trip.
  • All touring is flexible and can be customized to incorporate special interests.
  • Customise your own itinerary to create a holiday of your dream.
  • Designed with the best luxury accommodation and services available. 
  • Hotels can be changed to lower budget.
  • Depart and return whenever you choose – shorten or lengthen the tour to suite your wishes.
  • This tour is designed to provide maximum outdoor experience.
Need to Know
  • This is an active tour and includes trekking on steep mountain slopes.
  • You must come prepared for summer and winter all together.
  • Please check with us for clothing and equipment you should take on this trip.
  • We carefully select the world's best boutique tour companies in each destination.
  • We offer 24/7 support to give you complete peace of mind during your holiday.
  • We strongly recommend that you take travel insurance for this holiday.

Patagonia Adventure

Buenos Aires, El Calafate, Upsala Glacier, Bariloche
(11 Days – Travel Any Day)

Day 01 – Arrive
Buenos Aires, Argentina On arrival in Buenos Aires you will be met and transferred to your chosen hotel for a four-night stay in this cosmopolitan and historical city.  
Overnight: Hotel of your choice
Recommended: Four Seasons Buenos Aires (D)

Day 02 – Optional Tours
Buenos Aires Full day at leisure; sprawl through local markets or take an optional city tour. 

Optional City Tour: This afternoon enjoy a half-day tour of this impressive city. Discover the cobbled streets and brightly painted houses of La Boca and the grand architecture in Plaza de Mayo. Continue to the exclusive neighbourhood of Recoleta, with its treelined avenues, fashionable restaurants, cafes and boutiques, not forgetting the famous cemetery that holds Evita's shrine. This evening, enjoy exquisite cuisine and a spectacular dance display in one of the city’s oldest and finest tango venues.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice
Recommended: Four Seasons Buenos Aires (D)    

Day 03 – Transfer
El Chalten Transfer to the Buenos Aires airport for your flight to El Calafate. Meet and greet on arrival and transfer to your hotel in El Chalten. Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice
Recommended: Los Cerros (B)  

Day 04 – Private Hiking Tour
El Chalten With your private mountain guide, hike at your own pace among the hanging glaciers, waterfalls, and glacier-fed rivers and lakes around the village of El Chalten and the spectacular Fitz Roy massif, one of Patagonia’s most iconic mountains.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice
Recommended: Los Cerros (B)  

Day 05 – Transfer
El Calafate Transfer to your hotel in El Calafate. Gateway to Glaciers National Park, situated in the southwest of Santa Cruz province and features famous Perito Moreno Glacier and Fitz Roy Peak and listed as a Natural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice
Recommended: Los Notros (B)  

Day 06 – Perito Moreno Glacier Tour
El Calafate This morning begin a full-day tour to the World Heritage Site of Perito Moreno Glacier. Among the 356 glaciers within the Glaciares National Park, this is the most outstanding! After a beautiful 80km drive through magnificent mountainous scenery, you reach the spectacular glacier, which covers more than four square kilometres of the waters of Lake Argentino. Embark on an optional hike over its surface, using crampons and accompanied by an experienced guide (not included). Return by boat across the bay to the viewing points in front of the glacier, where you can observe the continuous process of ice calving, and hear the thundering of huge blocks of ice breaking away from the face, before your transfer back to El Calafate. (B)    
Overnight: Hotel of your choice
Recommended: Los Notros (B)  

Day 07 – Upsala Glacier & Lake Onelli
El Calafate Today, enjoy a full-day tour on and around Lago Argentino. Leaving from Punta Bandera Port you will sail north among amazing blue icebergs and spectacular mountain ranges until you reach the stunning Upsala glacier, an area of 955 square kilometres. Later, continue to Onelli Bay, passing surrounding beech forests until you arrive at Lake Onelli, whose surface is dotted with icebergs of many different shapes and sizes. (B)    
Overnight: Hotel of your choice
Recommended: Los Notros (B)  

Day 08 – Transfer
Bariloche Transfer to the El Calafate airport for your flight to Bariloche. Arrive Bariloche and transfer to your hotel.

Bariloche: One of the must-see sights in Argentina is the ski resort of Bariloche. This Andean village looks like it belongs in Switzerland. It's easy to see why so many people go - it's in an unbelievably beautiful area. Located on the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi, in the midst of Nahuel Huapi National Park, Bariloche is surrounded by dense forests, alpine lakes and 12,000-ft mountains.   

Enjoy an afternoon drive along the Nahuel Huapi coastline for visiting the Llao Llao Peninsula and the Panoramic point with stunning views of the Nahuel Huapi Lake, and the snow-capped Andes, including an interesting walk through the dense Patagonian beech.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice
Recommended: Llao Llao Hotel & Resort (B,D)    

Day 09 – Nahuel Huapi National Park
Bariloche Full day tour of Nahuel Huapi National Park, one of the largest parks in Patagonia. Nahuel Huapi hosts stunning mountain landscapes, glaciers, several blue lakes, a diverse wildlife and millenary beech forests and the best way to see it all is take the ‘Seven Lakes Road’.

The Seven Lakes Road (Camino de los Siete Lagos) is a popular name given to the Provincial Route Nr. 234 between San Martín de los Andes and Villa La Angostura in the Province of Neuquén. The 107 km road traverses the Lanín and Nahuel Huapi National Parks across beautiful scenic landscapes providing access to the seven lakes that give this road its name. Often considered an eighth lake on the route, the Nahuel Huapi is by far the most impressive, with glacial waters that are such a deep cobalt blue they seem to glow. Note: A portion of the road is unpaved.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice
Recommended: Llao Llao Hotel & Resort  (B,D)    

Day 10 – Transfer
Buenos Aires Transfer to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires. Meet and greet on arrival and transfer to your hotel for your two-night stay. Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice
Recommended: Park Hyatt Buenos Aires (B)  

Day 11 – City Highlights Tour
Buenos Aires This morning enjoy a half-day tour of this impressive city. Discover the cobbled streets and brightly painted houses of La Boca and the grand architecture in Plaza de Mayo. Continue to the exclusive neighbourhood of Recoleta, with its treelined avenues, fashionable restaurants, cafes and boutiques, not forgetting the famous cemetery that holds Evita's shrine.

Optional Dinner & Tango Show: This evening, enjoy exquisite cuisine and a spectacular dance display in one of the city’s oldest and finest tango venues. Housed in an elegant French style building with an exclusive marble bar, Gala Tango is bound to put you in the tango mood! As you arrive you are invited to learn some of the slick tango moves and enjoy a drink.

The Tango and Folklore show follows, featuring a live orchestra, two singers and four performing tango dancers. You will also enjoy a show with boleadoras (balls tied to ropes used by the gauchos to herd cattle) while enjoying a 3-course a la carte meal paired with superb Catena Zapata wines.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice
Recommended: Park Hyatt Buenos Aires (B)    

Day 12 – Depart
Buenos Aires Transfer to Iguazu Airport for your flight to Buenos Aires. Arrive Buenos Aires domestic airport and transfer to Ezeiza International Airport to make your connecting departure flight.
 

 
Patagonia Adventure Argentina

Make this your holiday

  • Exclusive Tour: your own private multilingual guide throughout the trip  
  • Price Guarantee: costing 25-30% less than similar tours of the same flexibility and quality
  • Tailor Made: customised itinerary to create your dream holiday
  • Duration: shorten or lengthen the tour to suit your wishes
  • Dates: depart and return whenever you choose
  • Hotels: change hotel grade to suit your budget
  • Group Discounts: call 020 8350 6199


Getting There Flights from London to Buenos Aires take 14 hours, or around 16 hours via a European city. British Airways offers the only direct service from the UK (Heathrow) to Buenos Aires. The alternatives are indirect Iberia and Air Europa flights, both of which involve changing planes in Madrid (sometimes with a lengthy gap). Argentina’s Ministro Pistarini International Airport (code EZE) is located in Ezeiza about 22 kilometres from Buenos Aires. 

When to go Argentina can be divided into four broad climatic regions: the north-eastern plains, central Argentina (Pampas), western Argentina (Andes) and southern Argentina (Patagonia). Remember that the seasons in Argentina are the reverse of those in the Northern Hemisphere.

Summer, December through February, is the best time to visit the extreme landscape of Patagonia and the southern Andes. Winter (Jun-Aug) is the best time to visit Iguazú and the Northwest, when the rains and heat have subsided; but spring (Aug-Oct) is also pleasant, when the crowds have cleared out. It is also the prime time to visit Buenos Aires when the purple jacarandas are in bloom. A great time to see Mendoza or the Lake District is in the fall, when the foliage pops—and there are fewer crowds.