Classic Patagonia

Duration: 10 days

Highlights: Buenos Aires, El Calafate and Bariloche

A land of dramatic contrasts, Patagonia simply never ceases to amaze! From impressive mountain ranges to peaceful lakes, barren landscapes and quaint traditions of the locals, this is an experience that you are going to love from beginning to end.

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Welcome to Buenos Aires

Welcome to Buenos Aires! Upon arrival at Ezeiza International Airport (EZE), you will be met by one of our local representatives, and brought to your hotel..

Overnight: Four Seasons

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Day 2 - Exploring the City

Visit the main tourist attractions of this major city that has more than 3 million inhabitants over 7 hours. The tour includes a visit to the historical Playa de Mayo, surrounded by the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Government House and the colonial Town Hall; the Avenida de Mayo and the National Congress; the Colón Theatre and Corrientes Avenue; the picturesque neighborhoods of La Boca, Puerto Madero, Palermo and La Recoleta.

Overnight: Four Seasons Buenos Aires

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Day 3 - El Calafate

This morning you will head to Jorge Newbery Domestic Airport (AEP), for your flight to El Calafate Airport (FTE). Upon arrival, one of our representatives will meet and bring you to your hotel.

Overnight: Eolo

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Day 4 - El Calafate

Estancia Cristina was founded in 1914. Originally designed to raise livestock on the shores of the Argentino Lake, this ranch offers its guests the chance to experience not only the ancient times of the region, but also the chance to witness the breathtaking natural scenery of its surroundings, and of the stunning Upsala Glacier.

Later, navigate the Argentino Lake and disembark at the pier of the ranch, an ascent in all terrain vehicles along 9.5 kilometers on a mountain road to arrive at the Ice Field refuge. There begins a 30-minute walk on an eroded terrain to enjoy the privileged views of the oriental front of Upsala Glacier, Guillermo Lake, the Southern Patagonian Ice Field and The Andes.

 After the ride, return to the ranch to have lunch.

Overnight: Eolo

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Day 5 - Lake District

At an agreed time, you will head to El Calafate Airport (FTE) for your flight to Bariloche. Once here, you will be met by one of our local representatives and brought to your hotel.

Overnight: Llao Llao

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Day 6 - The Switzerland of South America

Known as the Switzerland of South America for its typical Alpine architecture, its surrounding landscapes and its exquisite chocolate, San Carlos de Bariloche is a beautiful area to discover. Enjoy the Small Circuit, a half-day tour that visits the city and its surroundings.

Overnight: Llao Llao

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Day 7 - Seven Lakes Circuit

An unmissable area to discover is the Seven Lakes circuit.

Discover Villa La Angostura, a  picturesque Andean village located 70 kilometers away from Bariloche, it is surrounded by thick forests and framed by imposing snow-covered summits.

Further ahead it takes the so-called Road of the Seven Lakes, with a mountain section traversing the thick forests plenty of large Coihues. This picturesque road passes by several viewpoints overlooking lakes Correntoso, Espejo, Villarino, Falkner, Hermoso, Machonico and Meliquina until arriving at the city of San Martín de los Andes, on the shores of Lake Lácar. Its mountains, lakes and rivers, the beauty of its landscapes, and its quietness have turned this city into an Andean paradise.

Overnight: Llao Llao

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Day 8 - Buenos Aires

At an agreed time, you will head to Bariloche Airport (BRC) for your flight to Buenos Aires. Here you will be picked up by one of our representatives and brought to your hotel.

As evening breaks in the city, dive in to the world of Tango. The Tango is a Rioplatense dance of the late nineteenth century, when the mixture of immigrant rhythms in the port area generated this passionate and melancholic music, which today is a symbol of Buenos Aires identity. So, tonight, enjoy a tango show and an exquisite dinner in one of the most emblematic tanguerías of the city.

Overnight: Four Seasons Buenos Aires

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Day 9 - Departure

This morning head to Ezeiza International Airport (EZE) to board your international flight back home.

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