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Argentinian & Chilean Patagonia II: Ushuaia, El Calafate, El Chalten and Torres del Paine

A complete 10-night program to visit Ushuaia, El Calafate, El Chaltén and Torres del Paine National Park
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Argentinian & Chilean Patagonia II: Ushuaia, El Calafate, El Chalten and Torres del Paine

Overview

Enjoy visiting Ushuaia and the end of the world... El Calafate and Perito Moreno Glacier... El Chalten and the Fitz Roy Mount and Torres del Paine National Park!

Ushuaia, commonly referred to as the “Southernmost City in the World,” stands as the principal urban center in Argentina’s Tierra del Fuego province. Nestled amidst the Martial mountain range and the Beagle Channel, Ushuaia is surrounded by breathtaking natural landscapes, including snow-capped peaks, glaciers, and dense forests.

Serving as a gateway to Antarctica and the southern reaches of South America, Ushuaia has become a magnet for adventurers and nature lovers alike. Visitors can partake in a variety of outdoor activities, such as hiking, skiing, snowboarding, and wildlife spotting.

One of the main attractions in the area is Tierra del Fuego National Park, just a short distance from the city center. Here, travelers can explore scenic trails, take boat rides on picturesque lakes, and discover the region’s unique flora and fauna.

Ushuaia also boasts a rich maritime history, with several museums and historical sites dedicated to its seafaring heritage. Attractions like the End of the World Museum and the Maritime Museum offer insight into Ushuaia’s past and cultural development.

Beyond its natural beauty and outdoor pursuits, Ushuaia offers a vibrant culinary scene, featuring a diverse selection of restaurants and cafes specializing in seafood, traditional Argentine cuisine, and international dishes. Overall, Ushuaia provides a captivating blend of adventure, culture, and stunning scenery, making it a truly unforgettable destination for travelers exploring the southernmost reaches of the globe.

El Calafate, a picturesque town in Argentine Patagonia, is renowned as the gateway to the magnificent Perito Moreno Glacier. Situated on the shores of Lake Argentino, El Calafate serves as a base for travelers eager to explore the region’s breathtaking landscapes and natural wonders.

The highlight of any visit to El Calafate is undoubtedly the Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the most impressive and accessible glaciers in the world. Covering an area of over 250 square kilometers and towering approximately 70 meters above Lake Argentino, this colossal ice mass is a sight to behold.

Visitors to the Perito Moreno Glacier can admire its towering ice walls from various viewing platforms strategically positioned for optimal views. Witnessing the glacier’s stunning blue hues and hearing the thunderous sound of ice calving into the lake is an unforgettable experience.

In addition to admiring the glacier from afar, adventurous travelers can also embark on guided ice trekking tours, allowing them to explore the glacier’s surface and marvel at its crevasses and ice formations up close. These excursions offer a unique opportunity to appreciate the glacier’s immense size and pristine beauty while immersing oneself in the surrounding wilderness.

Apart from the Perito Moreno Glacier, El Calafate offers a range of other outdoor activities and attractions for visitors to enjoy. From horseback riding and birdwatching to boat tours of nearby lakes and visits to local estancias, there are plenty of opportunities to experience the region’s natural beauty and cultural heritage.

Moreover, El Calafate boasts a vibrant dining scene, with numerous restaurants and cafes serving up delicious Patagonian cuisine and regional specialties. Visitors can indulge in freshly caught seafood, succulent lamb dishes, and decadent desserts made with locally sourced ingredients.

El Calafate and the Perito Moreno Glacier combine natural wonders, adventure, and cultural experiences, making them must-visit destinations for anyone exploring the stunning landscapes of Argentine Patagonia.

Next, we’ll explore El Chaltén, the gateway to numerous trekking adventures in the breathtaking Fitz Roy Massif. Popular options include treks to Laguna de los Tres and Laguna Torre.

Finally, we’ll cross over to Chile to discover the iconic Torres del Paine National Park, one of the highlights of Patagonia

itinerary

Day 1 🛬

Arrive to Ushuaia Airport

Arrive to Ushuaia International Airport. Ushuaia, often referred to as the “Ciudad del Fin del Mundo” is the southernmost city in the world and serves as the capital of Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica, and the South Atlantic Islands Province in Argentina. Nestled between the Martial mountain range and the Beagle Channel, Ushuaia is surrounded by stunning natural beauty, including snow-capped peaks, glaciers, and dense forests.

Transfer to the selected hotel and free time. You can add any of the optional activities listed below

Day 2

Tierra del Fuego NP + Beagle Channel Navigation

After breakfast, we will enjoy a half day trip to Tierra del Fuego National Park before your transfer to airport in the afternoon.

Tierra del Fuego National Park, located near the southern tip of Argentina in the province of Tierra del Fuego, is a breathtaking natural wonderland renowned for its stunning landscapes, diverse ecosystems, and rich biodiversity. Established in 1960, the park covers an area of over 63,000 hectares, encompassing a wide range of environments, including mountains, forests, rivers, and coastal regions.

Visitors to Tierra del Fuego National Park can explore a variety of hiking trails that wind through pristine wilderness areas, offering opportunities to discover the park’s unique flora and fauna. The park is home to a wide range of plant and animal species, including beavers, foxes, guanacos, and a variety of bird species, making it a paradise for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers.

One of the park’s most iconic features is the stunningly beautiful Lapataia Bay, where visitors can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and coastline. The bay is also the southernmost point of the Pan-American Highway, adding to its allure as a must-see destination for travelers exploring the region.

For those seeking a more leisurely way to experience the park’s natural beauty, the End of the World Train offers a unique opportunity to journey through the Tierra del Fuego landscape aboard a historic steam locomotive. The train follows a scenic route through the park, passing by forests, rivers, and mountains, and offering passengers a glimpse into the region’s history and culture.

The End of the World Train, named for its terminus at the southernmost railway station in the world, provides a fascinating insight into the area’s past as a penal colony and the role of the railway in the development of the region. Passengers can learn about the history of the railway and its significance to the local indigenous peoples, as well as enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding scenery from the comfort of the train’s vintage carriages.

Combining a visit to Tierra del Fuego National Park with a ride on the End of the World Train offers travelers a comprehensive and unforgettable experience, allowing them to immerse themselves in the natural beauty and rich history of this remote and enchanting corner of the world. Whether hiking through pristine wilderness areas or enjoying a scenic train ride through the park, visitors are sure to be captivated by the beauty and wonder of Tierra del Fuego.

Return to the city. Free time for lunch on your own and then, you will enjoy a Beagle Channel Navigation

In the afternoon, you will enjoy a Beagle Channel Navigation.

Navigating the Beagle Channel to Isla de Lobos is a captivating experience that immerses travelers in the pristine beauty of the southernmost region of South America. Isla de Lobos, or “Sea Lion Island,” is one of the many picturesque islands scattered throughout the Beagle Channel, named for the colonies of South American sea lions that inhabit its shores.

The journey begins in Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world, where visitors embark on a boat tour that takes them through the scenic waters of the Beagle Channel. As the boat glides across the shimmering sea, passengers are treated to breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains, rugged coastlines, and remote islands.

Upon reaching Isla de Lobos, travelers are greeted by the sight and sound of hundreds of sea lions basking on the rocky shores and playing in the crystal-clear waters. The island is also home to a variety of seabirds, including cormorants, albatrosses, and petrels, making it a paradise for birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts.

Visitors have the opportunity to disembark and explore the island on foot, observing the wildlife up close and learning about the unique ecosystem of the Beagle Channel. Guided tours led by knowledgeable naturalists provide insight into the behavior and biology of the sea lions and other native species, as well as the geological and cultural history of the region.

After a memorable visit to Isla de Lobos, the boat continues its journey through the Beagle Channel, passing by other notable landmarks such as Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse and Bridges Island. Along the way, passengers can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes and keep an eye out for marine life such as dolphins, seals, and even whales.

The Beagle Channel navigation to Isla de Lobos offers an unforgettable opportunity to connect with nature and explore one of the most remote and pristine wilderness areas on the planet.

Overnight

Day 3

Choice of activities

After breakfast, we keep this day free for you. you can choose from many many options avilable, such as trekkings to Laguna Esmeralda or Laguna Turquesa, boat navigations to see penguins, kayaking activities or even the visit to Fagnano and Escondido Lakes.

Day 4

Good bye Ushuaia

After breakfast, free time until tranfser to airport.  If you have time enough, and your flight leaves late in the afternoon or even in the evening, you can add any of the activities listed below.
Once in El Calafate, arrival and transfer to your hotel. Check in. If you arrive early, you can add any of the activities in the list below.

visiting the Perito Moreno Glacier

Day 5

El Calafate - Perito Moreno Glacier

After breakfast, we will start the excursion to Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentine Patagonia, an awe-inspiring journey into one of the world’s most spectacular natural wonders. Departing from the charming town of El Calafate, travelers embark on a scenic drive through the rugged Patagonian landscape to Los Glaciares National Park. Upon arrival, visitors are greeted by the breathtaking sight of the towering ice walls of the glacier, which rise dramatically above the turquoise waters of Lake Argentino. Guided tours lead guests to strategically positioned viewing platforms, where they can marvel at the glacier’s dynamic movements and listen to the thunderous crashes of ice calving into the lake. Some excursions also include a boat tour, providing an up-close perspective of the glacier’s sheer size and scale. For the adventurous, guided ice trekking tours offer the chance to explore the glacier’s surface, navigating its crevasses and seracs with the assistance of experienced guides. Throughout the excursion, knowledgeable guides provide insights into the glacier’s formation, geology, and ecological significance, enhancing the experience with their expertise and passion for the natural world. Overall, the excursion to Perito Moreno Glacier offers a captivating blend of adventure, natural beauty, and educational enrichment, making it an unforgettable highlight of any visit to Argentine Patagonia.

Day 6

Choose from options available

After breakfast, the day is free for you, to choose any of the boat navigations available to visit different glaciers in Los Glaciares National Park, visit a typical estancia, or even visit El Chaltén or Torres del Paine National Park. Check the list below

Fitz roy and El Chaltén, 40 national route

Day 7

From El Calafate to El Chaltén

After breakfast, free time until transfer to bus station to take bus service to El Chaltén. Arrive to the small lovely village and check in. Free time to rest or you can add some good activities. Check the list below.

DAY 8

Free day for trekking activities

Today is free to choose any of the amazing trekking available in the area, to discover the Fitz Roy Massif.

DAY 9

From El Chalten to Torres del Paine

After breakfast, transfer to bus station to take public bus to El Calafate and connection with bus to the border (Argentina/Chile). From there, transfer to your hotel in Torres del Paine and overnight.

Torres del Paine NP

DAY 10

Visiting Torres del Paine National Park

After breakfast, you have a free day to choose one of the many activities available in the park. We have great trekkings, horseback ridings and overview tours. Check the list below:

DAY 11

Good bye Patagonia!

After breakfast, transfer to airport to take flight to your next destination.

You can add a wonderful cruise from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia. Check Australis Cruise!

What is Included

  • Transfer Airport-Hotel-Airport
  • Tierra del Fuego National Park and Beagle Channel Navigation
  • Perito Moreno Glacier Excursion
  • Excursion to Torres del Paine National Park
  • Accommodation in Ushuaia, El Calafate, El Chaltén and Torres del Paine as per itinerary
  • English-Speaking Guides during excursions
  • Entarance fee to national parks
  • Air tickets (flights can be included if you want, just let´s know)
  • Lunch and Dinners During Tours (except when it's included)
  • Tips

Faq

On arrival to airport, or bus station, a guide will be waiting for you with a sign with our name to inform pick up time for all activities in Ushuaia.

Yes! We can convert any small group tour during your visit into a private tour, with a english speaking guide just for you.

Yes! we can quote and add internal flights, just let ´s know.

Absolutely, the program is 100% flexible, so let´s know if you need any change on the program.

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