Trip Itineraries

Argentina – Patagonia 2019

ARGENTINA – PATAGONIA 

13 Days Trip 

29 March 11 April 2019 

TOUR ITINERARY 

Buenos Aires-Ushuaia-Tierra Del Fuego National Park-Beagle Channel-Lake Flagnano-El Calafate-Perito Moreno Glacier-Iguazu Falls Argentina and Brazil sides-Estencia La Canacina Ranch 

  

Mar 29, Fri.DEPART LOS ANGELES  

Mar 30, Sat.   ARRIVE BUENOS AIRES – CITY TOUR 

At arrival at Ezeiza (EZE) airport in Buenos Aires early morning you will have a private transfer to the city of Buenos Aires in the central and historical San Telmo neighborhood (transfer takes about 60 – 75 minutes, depending on traffic). In the central and historical San Telmo neighborhood you will stay in Hotel Anselmo. 

In the late morning you will enjoy a private city tour (3,5 hours) with highlights of Buenos Aires. 

Accommodation:  Hotel Anselmo, (1 night) Buenos Aires, Curio Collection by Hilton 

   

Mar 31, Sun.   USHUAIA – TRAVEL DAY AND FREE DAY 

The 31st of March a private transfer will pick you up at the hotel in San Telmo and will bring you to the Jorge Newbery/Aeroparque (AEP) airport.  This is a trip of about 20-30 minutes. 

Once at Aeroparque you will take a flight to the world’s most southern city, Ushuaia (USH) in Tierra del Fuego. This domestic flight takes about 3 hours. 

At arrival in Ushuaia our private transfer will bring you to Hotel Las Lengas on the edge of the city center. 

Accommodation: Hotel Las Lengas, Ushuaia (1 night of 3) 

Apr 01, Mon.    USHUAIA–  

    TIERRA DEL FUEGO NATIONAL PARK – BEAGLE CHANNEL 

The 1st of April you will have a private transfer & excursion to the National Park Tierra del Fuego.  The excursion is half day. Entrance fee for the national park is included. During the morning you will make several hikes in this fascinating national park. Please bring good walking shoes, hat, sunglasses, sun blocker, water and lunchbox. Includes private transfers from/to hotel. 

Once the private excursion ends you will have a transfer back to the city of Ushuaia, from where in the early afternoon you will enjoy a group excursion on the Beagle Channel to the lighthouse on the end of the world. On the small island Bridges, you will make a short hike. Please bring good walking shoes, hat, sunglasses, sun blocker and water. Includes private transfers from/to hotel. 

Accommodation: Hotel Las Lengas, Ushuaia (2 night of 3) 

Apr 02, Tue.    USHUAIA – LAKE FAGNANO – LAGO ESCONDIDO –       ARGENTINIAN “ASADO” LUNCH ON TOP OF MOUNTAIN 

The 2nd of April you will make a private adventurous excursion to Lake Fagnano in the mysterious interior of Tierra del Fuego province. In the morning you will be picked up by private transfer in 4×4 vehicles. You will head towards Lago Escondido on the ruta 3, crossing the Paso Garibaldi. Later on the adventure by 4×4 starts when entering very difficult roads towards the Fagnano Lake. Here you start a short hike to a mountain hut where you will enjoy a typical Argentinean “asado” (grill). 

After lunch you will return to Lago Escondido, where you will enjoy half an hour of canoeing in a beautiful surrounding. At around 5 pm, we expect to return to the hotel in Ushuaia. Please bring good walking shoes, hat, sunglasses, sun blocker and water. Includes private transfers from/to hotel.  

Accommodation: Hotel Las Lengas, Ushuaia (3 night of 3) 

Apr 03, Wed.     EL CALAFATE – PATAGONIAN COOKING EXPERIENCE 

On the 3rd of April you have a private transfer from the hotel to Ushuaia airport for a flight to El Calafate (FTE). Once in El Calafate your private transfer will bring you to Hotel Mirador del Lago (with great views over Lago Argentino). 

In the late afternoon you will start a Patagonian cooking experience”, pick up at 6 pm, return in hotel at 10 pm. With the guide you will head to a farm where you buy all the fresh vegetables & fruit for the salad & dessert. You then will go to a restaurant nearby, where you will all start working on making your own “empanada” (a typical pastry dish from Argentina). The fire is already prepared for the Patagonian lamb, the local specialty, you are going to eat tonight. You will also make your own “chimichurri”, which is a spicy sauce for the meat. You will all together enjoy the typical meat dish of “cordero patagonico”. Includes group transfers from/to hotel. 

Accommodation: Hotel Mirador del Lago, El Calafate (1 night of 3) 

Apr 04, Thu.     EL CALAFATE – PERITO MORENO GLACIER 

The 4th of April you will make a full day excursion to the famous Perito Moreno glacier. Pick up is in the early morning at the hotel with a group transfer. You will go to the entrance of the National park Los Glaciares (entrance fee is included) where you will enjoy a boat trip in front of the glacier. Later in the afternoon you will have great views from the panorama decks towards the glacier. 

Return in El Calafate at around 6.30 – 7.00 pm. Please bring good walking shoes, hat, sunglasses, sun blocker, water and lunchbox. Includes group transfers from/to hotel. 

Accommodation: Hotel Mirador del Lago, El Calafate (2 night of 3) 

Apr 05, Fri.     EL CALAFATE – LAGO ARGENTINO BRAZO NORTE – ESTENCIA CRISTINA – UPSALA GLACIER 

On the 5th of April you will make a great boat trip on the Lago Argentino into the Brazo Norte of the lake. After about 2-3 hours you will arrive at a stunning place; Estancia Cristina, in the middle of the National park Los Glaciares (entrance fee is included). From there you will make a Discovery excursion, with a 4×4 you will drive towards the panorama point of the Upsala glacier. Includes group transfers from/to hotel. Please bring good walking shoes, hat, sunglasses, sun blocker, water and lunchbox. 

Accommodation: Hotel Mirador del Lago, El Calafate (3 night of 3) 

Apr 06, Sat.     FLIGHT TO PUERTO IGUAZU – IGUAZU FALLS 

On the 6th of April you have a long traveling day getting from the extreme South of Argentina to the extreme North-East of the country, flying from El Calafate to Iguazú (IGR). Our private transfer will pick you up early morning in El Calafate for the trip to the airport (FTE). 

You will arrive in the late afternoon in Puerto Iguazù. Here our private transfer 

picks you up for the drive to the LOI Suites hotel in the jungle of Iguazú 

Accommodation: Hotel LOI Suites in the jungle of Iguazu (1 night of 3) 

Apr 07, Sun.     IGUAZU FALLS ARGENTINEAN SIDE – DEVIL’S THROAT 

The 7th of April you will be making an excursion with private guide to the famous falls on the Argentinean side of the Iguazú River. Lunch in the national park is included during this day (excluded are drinks). In the afternoon you will make a great boat trip to the Devil´s Throat (“Garganta del Diablo”). Please bring good walking shoes, hat, sunglasses, sun blocker and water. Includes private transfers from/to hotel. 

Important: during the boat trip to Devil`s Throat you might get wet, take extra dry clothes with you. 

Accommodation: Hotel LOI Suites in the jungle of Iguazu (2 night of 3) 

Apr 08, Mon.     IGUAZU FALLS BRAZILIAN SIDE  

On the 8th of April you visit the more panoramic Brazilian side of the falls with a private excursion (for this you need a visa as a US citizen, cost is not included in program). You will also visit the interesting bird park (“Parque de Aves”) on the Brazilian side. Lunch in the national park is included during this day (excluded are drinks). Please bring good walking shoes, hat, sunglasses, sun blocker and water. Includes private transfers from/to hotel. 

Accommodation: Hotel LOI Suites in the jungle of Iguazu (3 night of 3) 

Apr 09, Tue.     BUENOS AIRES – ESTENCIA LA CINACINA SAN ANTONIO DE ARECO 

The 9th of April our private transfer will bring you to Iguazú airport for the morning flight to Buenos Aires – Aeroparque (AEP). Once in Buenos Aires our private transfer is ready to bring you to the Argentinean pampa (countryside); you will go for one day to Estancia La Cinacina in San Antonio de Areco (100 km West from Buenos Aires). On the estancia you will stay one night and during the day of the 9th of April you will enjoy horseback riding on the estancia and experience a gaucho demonstration. Lunch & dinner are included during the stay on the estancia (excluded are drinks). 

Accommodation: Estencia La Cinacina in San Antonio De Areco    

Apr 10, Wed.     BUENOS AIRES – TEATRO COLON – DINNER TANGO 

On the 10th of April you will return to the Hotel Anselmo in San Telmo – Buenos Aires with our private transfer. In the afternoon you will visit the famous Teatro Colon, subway tickets and entrance tickets to the theatre are included. 

In the evening we have planned a dinner/tango show in Café Los Angelitos. Includes private transfers from/to hotel, dinner & tango show. Not included: drinks & tipping. 

Accommodation:  Hotel Anselmo, (1 night of 1) Buenos Aires, Curio Collection by Hilton 

Apr 11, Thu.    FLIGHT BACK TO LOS ANGELES  

On the 11th of April our private transfer will bring you to Ezeiza (EZE) airport for your intercontinental flight back to the U.S.A. 

TRAVEL TOUR:$6,785.00 

Cost based on double occupancy  

(Airfare is subject to change without notice) (Tour price subject to 2 to 5% fluctuation) 

Booking, Payment plan per person and Deadlines: 

September 8, 2018: $3,500.00 nonrefundable deposit to confirm your booking October 13, 2018: $3,285.00 final payment  

Checks are payable to: Corinne or Gilles Madelmont  

What you need to know: 

  • No booking has been made: accommodation and services subject to availability at the time of booking. 

Tour price subject to 2-5% fluctuation. 

  • Valid Passport required: Expiration date must be at least 6 months after date of Return. 
  • Travel Insurance: Travel insurance is not included, but is available for your protection. You can check www.travelex-insurance.com.

Included: 

Round trip International Airfare LAX to Buenos Aires – coach – 

Hotels 4 or 5 stars. 

Twelve (12) hotel nights in Argentina, based on 3/4/5 double twin bedrooms (depending on how many persons are travelling) and with breakfast included; all hotel rooms have private bathroom 

All private transfers in Buenos Aires on day 1, day 2, day 11, day 12 

Private tour Buenos Aires – highlights city, with English speaking guide, 3,5 hours (day 1) 

All private transfers in Ushuaia on days 2 till day 5 

Private excursion National Park Tierra del Fuego (half day, day 3) 

Group excursion, boat trip Beagle Channel + hike Isla Bridges (half day, day 3) 

Private excursion Lake Fagnano + lunch + 4×4 adventure +             kayaking Lake   Escondido (full day, day 4) 

All private transfers in El Calafate on days 5 till day 8 

Private excursion “Cooking class Patagonian cuisine” + dinner (half day, day 5) 

Group excursion Perito Moreno with boat safari + panorama decks (full day, day 6) 

Group excursion Estancia Cristina + Discovery 4×4 to Upsala glacier (full day, day 7) 

All private transfers in Puerto Iguazú on days 8 till day 11 

Private excursion Argentinean side Iguazú Falls + lunch + Gran Aventura boat excursion (full day, day 9) 

Private excursion Brazilian side Iguazú Falls + lunch + Parque de Aves (full day, day 10) 

Private transfer to San Antonio de Areco – La Cinacina Estancia (day 11) 

Stay at Estancia La Cinacina with dinner, activities (see description in proposal) 

Private transfer to hotel in Buenos Aires from San Antonio de Areco (day 12) 

Visit Teatro Colon + subway tickets (visit on your own with group, day 12) 

Dinner & tango show Café Los Angelitos (including transfers, day 12) 

All domestic flights on day 2 (Buenos Aires – Ushuaia), day 5 (Ushuaia – El Calafate), day 8 (El Calafate – Buenos Aires – Puerto Iguazú), day 11 (Puerto Iguazú – Buenos Aires) 

All entrance fees to national parks (Ushuaia, El Calafate, Puerto Iguazú) 

Not Included: 

  • Tips for guides and drivers. 
  • Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks) 
  • Personal travel insurance. 
  • Visa fees  
  • Dinners, except on day 5, 11, 12 
  • Lunch/lunchbox on days 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12 
  • During most included lunches & dinners the drinks are not included. Always be prepared to pay drinks during lunches/dinners 
  • Visa/permit for entering Brazil as a US citizen (day 10, Puerto Iguazú) 
  • Private insurances (obligatory: medical healthcare insurance, travel insurance, cancelation insurance) 

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Corinne Madelmont at: cmadelmont@roadrunner.com or call (cell phone) 714-767-6655 

Please check the travel section of our website at www.madelmont.com  

Preview our brochure and look at our previous trips photos and slide show. 

 

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