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The Best of Patagonia: Ushuaia, El Calafate, Puerto Natales & Torres del Paine National Park

A basic 8-night program to enjoy amazing destinations in the argentinian Patagonia: Ushuaia, El Calafate, Puerto Natales and Torres del Paine!
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The Best of Patagonia: Ushuaia, El Calafate, Puerto Natales & Torres del Paine National Park

Overview

Enjoy a great program visiting Ushuaia, El Calafate, Puerto Natales and Torres del Paine National Park

Ushuaia, commonly known as the “End of the World,” stands as the southernmost urban center globally and acts as the capital of the Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica, and the South Atlantic Islands Province in Argentina. Situated amidst the Martial mountain range and the Beagle Channel, Ushuaia finds itself enveloped by awe-inspiring natural vistas, encompassing snow-draped peaks, glaciers, and dense woodlands.

Functioning as a portal to Antarctica and the southern extremities of South America, Ushuaia has emerged as a sought-after destination for adventurers and nature enthusiasts alike. Travelers here can engage in an array of outdoor pursuits, spanning from hiking and trekking to skiing, snowboarding, and wildlife observation.

A primary drawcard of the city is the Tierra del Fuego National Park, located just a brief journey from the city center. Within its confines, visitors can traverse picturesque pathways, embark on boat expeditions across scenic lakes, and acquaint themselves with the region’s distinctive plant and animal life.

Moreover, Ushuaia boasts a rich maritime heritage, with numerous museums and historic sites paying homage to its nautical legacy. Attractions such as the End of the World Museum and the Maritime Museum captivate those intrigued by Ushuaia’s past and cultural evolution. Beyond its natural allure and outdoor pursuits, Ushuaia presents a lively culinary landscape, showcasing a diverse array of eateries and cafes specializing in sumptuous seafood, traditional Argentine delicacies, and international cuisine. In sum, Ushuaia emerges as a captivating destination that seamlessly combines adventure, cultural immersion, and breathtaking natural scenery, rendering it an indelible experience for travelers venturing into the southernmost realms of the globe.

El Calafate is a charming town nestled in the Argentine Patagonia, renowned as the gateway to the majestic Perito Moreno Glacier. Situated on the shores of Lake Argentino, El Calafate serves as a hub for travelers seeking to explore the awe-inspiring landscapes and natural wonders of the region.

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. Spanning over 250 square kilometers and towering around 70 meters above the surface of Lake Argentino, this colossal ice mass is a sight to behold.

Visitors to the Perito Moreno Glacier can marvel at its towering ice walls from a network of viewing platforms strategically positioned for optimal vantage points. Witnessing the glacier’s shimmering blue hues and hearing the thunderous roar of ice calving into the lake is a truly unforgettable experience.

In addition to admiring the glacier from the viewpoints, adventurous travelers can also embark on guided ice trekking tours, allowing them to walk on the glacier’s surface and explore its crevasses and ice formations up close. These excursions provide a unique opportunity to appreciate the glacier’s sheer size and pristine beauty while immersing oneself in the surrounding wilderness. Aside 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 (ranches), 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 savor freshly caught seafood, succulent lamb dishes, and indulgent desserts made with locally sourced ingredients.

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

Then, to finalize the tour, we will cross the border to Puerto Natales, in Chile. From there, we will discover the amazing Torres del Paine National Park, one of the highlights of Patagonia.

Are you ready to enjoy the best of Patagonia?

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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.

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

Day 7

From El Calafate to Puerto Natales

After breakfast, free time until transfer to bus station to take bus service to Puerto Natales. Arrive to the chilean city and check in. Overnight in your selected hotel. If you have time enough, you can add any of the following activities. Check the list below.

DAY 8

Excursion to Torres del Paine National Park

After brekfast, embark on a breathtaking excursion to Torres del Paine National Park, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve renowned for its stunning natural beauty and diverse ecosystems. Your journey begins with a scenic drive through the rugged landscapes of Patagonia, offering glimpses of snow-capped peaks, sparkling lakes, and verdant valleys.

En route to Torres del Paine, make a captivating stop at the Milodón Cave, a fascinating archaeological site where remnants of prehistoric creatures, including the giant sloth Milodón, were discovered. Explore the cavernous interiors of the cave, marveling at the towering rock formations and learning about the region’s ancient history and geology.

Continuing on to Torres del Paine National Park, prepare to be awestruck by the park’s iconic granite peaks, including the breathtaking Towers of Paine. Follow well-marked hiking trails that wind through pristine forests, past cascading waterfalls, and alongside turquoise lakes. Keep your eyes peeled for native wildlife such as guanacos, foxes, and condors that inhabit this remote wilderness.

As you explore the park, soak in panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes, with dramatic vistas of towering mountains, expansive glaciers, and the windswept plains of Patagonia. Pause at scenic viewpoints to capture unforgettable photos and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of one of Chile’s most iconic national parks.

For those seeking further adventure, optional activities such as boat tours on glacial lakes, horseback riding excursions, and glacier trekking expeditions offer the opportunity to experience Torres del Paine from a different perspective.

Throughout the excursion, knowledgeable guides provide fascinating insights into the park’s ecology, history, and conservation efforts, enhancing your understanding and appreciation of this pristine wilderness.

As the day draws to a close, bid farewell to Torres del Paine National Park, leaving with memories of an unforgettable adventure amidst the breathtaking landscapes of Patagonia.

DAY 9

Puerto Natales

After breakfast, transfer to Puerto Natales or Punta Arenas airport

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 and Puerto Natales as per itinerary
  • English-Speaking Guides during excursions
  • Entrance 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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