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Rhapsody in blue
Day 1 - Buenos AiresDauer: 1 Tag
Bienvenidos! Welcome to Argentina. Make sure you arrive by 3 pm, in time for the first group meeting. Please have lunch prior to the meeting as we’ll head out on our first activity straight afterwards. In the afternoon your tour leader will take you for an approximately 2-hour orientation walk around some of Buenos Aires’ main attractions. In the evening you have the option of going out for a group dinner. Buenos Aires is the ultimate cosmopolitan city, so we recommend arriving a day or two early to experience the capital in all its glory. With Latin passion, European elegance and a distinctive style, this is a city that will steal your heart. The Portenos (local residents) are proud of their city which has distinct barrios (neighbourhoods), each with their own style. Visit San Telmo for its weekend antiques market and artist displays. La Boca was settled by waves of immigrants that built brightly painted buildings and is also home to the world-class football team Boca Juniors, with murals of famous footballers covering the district’s walls. Finally, Recoleta is the place to browse museums with Buenos Aires’ wealthy.The Welcome Meeting will take place at 3 pm.As there is limited access to ATMs in Patagonia and we leave Buenos Aires early on Day 2, we recommend you withdraw around ARS 3500 in Argentinian pesos (approx USD 185) to cover the cost of meals and other personal expenses, on Day 1 of the trip (Sunday). If you wish to join any optional activities while on tour, please refer to the costs listed in these trip notes and budget accordingly.Accommodation: Cyan Hotel / Junín 1743 / Recoleta / Buenos Aires / ArgentinaOptional ActivitiesBuenos Aires - Tango show - ARS1200Gran Cafe Tortoni Show - ARS270Buenos Aires - Football game (ticket price depends on the game) - USD120
Day 2 - El ChaltenDauer: 1 Tag
This morning, fly south from Buenos Aires to El Calafate then travel by van to the frontier town of El Chalten, north of Glacier National Park. Hikers and climbers from all around the world congregate here as a central location to base yourself. The atmosphere is laid-back and the town is definitely orientated to the outdoors type.Included meals: breakfastTravel time: Flight approx. 3 hrs from Buenos Aires to El Calafate, Bus ride from El Calafete to El Chalten approx. 3,5 hrsPlease be aware that there are no ATMs available in Perito Moreno Glacier and El Chalten, Your group leader will give you an indication of the amount needed in each destination. Accommodation: Hotel
Day 3 - El ChaltenDauer: 1 Tag
The next two days we’ll take on at least two of the most popular day treks in the area. Today, you’re set to hike the 12.5 km round-trip to Laguna de Los Tres: a clear lagoon at the foot of Mount Chalten. Surrounded by snowcapped mountains and striking granite peaks, this hike has some short steep sections, but as one of the most frequented hikes, the terrain itself is not hugely difficult. You can expect to walk from 6 to 9 hours on clearly marked and well-maintained paths. Wind and rain may be the main challenges you face on these hikes. In the evening, relax in your hotel, perhaps with a dinner with your group.Included meals: breakfastAccommodation: Hotel The hikes we trek and the order in which we trek them may change depending on weather conditions.
Day 4 - El ChaltenDauer: 1 Tag
Today, take a moderate hike to Laguna Torre, leaving from near the hotel. This valley trek, taking around 7 hours, will take you past scenic viewpoints with panoramas of Cerro Solo, Cerro Torre and Mount Fitz Roy. You’ll see floating icebergs broken off the front face of the spectacular Grande glacier, and upon arrival at Laguna Torre, witness the steep valleys frame Cerro Torre: the highest in its mountain chain. You may even be able to make out a daredevil on the side of the mountain scaling one of its faces.Included meals: breakfastAccommodation: Hotel
Day 5 - El Chalten/ El CalafateDauer: 1 Tag
Take a well-deserved relax in the morning at your hotel before transferring back to El Calafate. Check into your hotel, and perhaps stake out some Argentinian food at one of the city’s many restaurants. If you’re feeling like something unique, head to the Patagonian Ice Museum, which features educational exhibits, plus a cocktail bar made from ice.Included meals: breakfastAccommodation: Hotel
Day 6 - El Calafate / Perito Moreno GlacierDauer: 1 Tag
Today, drive to the Perito Moreno Glacier. This is one of the few balanced glaciers in the world and at 3 km (1.8 miles) wide and 30 km (19 miles) long, is a spectacular sight. There are multiple viewing platforms overlooking Lake Argentino, and they provide an ideal vantage point to watch and listen to the crack of the ice as it plunges into the waters below. There is also the option to embark on a Glacier cruise, or even add a mini-hike on part of the Moreno glacier. Once finished soaking up the wonder of this natural formation, return to El Calafate for the night.Included meals: breakfastTravel time: approximately 1.5 hoursAccommodation: HotelOptional ActivitiesMoreno glacier cruise (45 mins) - ARS1200Perito Moreno - Mini-trek on the glacier including short cruise to glacier base (PLEASE NOTE 65 yrs old is the maximum age permitted) - ARS3600
Day 7 - Torres del Paine National ParkDauer: 1 Tag
Be ready for another long travel day. Early in the morning we jump on a local bus to Cerro Castillo in Chile. Here we stop for lunch (not included) while we wait for the connecting bus to Torres del Paine. The campsite will be our home for the next nights and the base from where we’ll take on our day hikes.Included meals: breakfast, dinner3 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners will be provided while camping. Dinners are simple (pastas, rice, chicken) and are served in a common dinning area. Lunches consist of sandwiches, fruit and sometimes a chocolate bar. Soft and alcoholic drinks are not provided and there is limited selection for you to buy from at the Camping’s general store. If you particularly like certain snacks (almonds, nuts, raisins) or a drink (a bottle of wine, spirit) please make sure you bring it from Buenos Aires or Calafate.Travel time: Bus to Cerro Castillo takes approx. 5 hours. Bus to Torres del Paine takes approx. 1,5 hours.Please make sure you have water, snacks and warm clothing available for today bus journeys.Accommodation: Campsite with basic facilitiesYou and a fellow traveller will share a tent for the next three nights. Sleeping bags are not provided on this trip so please bring your own. Alternatively you can hire it locally for approximately CLP9000/ US 30 for the 3 nights. Make sure you inform your leader on day 1 of the trip if you intend to hire it locally for him/her to make the necessary arrangements. A thermarest/inflatable camping mattress is provided on this trip. Bathroom facilities are available in the campsite with communal showers and bathroom separated by sex.
Day 8 - Torres del Paine National ParkDauer: 1 Tag
Sitting at the end of the earth is the awe inspiring Chilean Patagonia. Few people have the opportunity to see this area and those who do find it difficult to forget. Once a sheep estancia, the park was established in 1959. This is magnificent trekking country where nandues, condors and pink flamingos abound. Upon arriving in the park you will most likely be greeted by a herd of guanacos, relatives of alpacas. These strange animals provide great photo opportunities but don’t get too close; they’re likely to spit at you. There’s also some of the world’s best trout and salmon fishing. The real star of the show, however, is the magnificent landscape. With sparkling lakes, gushing waterfalls, glaciers and striking mountains, much of our time trekking is spent slack-jawed in awe of our surrounds. The most popular trek in this area is locally known as "Base Las Torres" (The Tower’s base), your leader will recommend when to take this hike, depending on weather conditions. Another available hike is towards "Refugio Los Cuernos" (The Horns’ Lodge). This trek is long, but it has excellent views of this particular section of the park also known as "Los Cuernos del Paine" (The Horns). You may also have time to take a quick visit to Salto Grande – the park’s biggest waterfall.Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinnerThe treks are moderate to difficult along clearly marked trails and we will usually hike between 5-8 hours per day. Weather in Patagonia is an important factor to consider - be prepared for cold, wet and windy weather. While we hike, all your belongings will be left at the campsite, inside your tent. We can not be made responsible for anything that may go missing from your tent, however the campsite dedicates one person to look after the site and our belongings and we have not had anything missing from our tents so far. Accommodation: Campsite with basic facilities
Day 9 - Torres del Paine National ParkDauer: 1 Tag
Depending on the weather conditions your guide will decide about todays trek ("The Tower’s base", "The Horns Lodge", "The Horn").Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinnerThe treks are moderate to difficult along clearly marked trails and we will usually hike between 5-8 hours per day. Weather in Patagonia is an important factor to consider - be prepared for cold, wet and windy weather. While we hike, all your belongings will be left at the campsite, inside your tent. We can not be made responsible for anything that may go missing from your tent, however the campsite dedicates one person to look after the site and our belongings and we have not had anything missing from our tents so far.Accommodation: Campsite with basic facilities
Day 10 - Puerto NatalesDauer: 1 Tag
You will be taken on a full day guided tour around another part of Torres del Paine National park including a visit to grey lake before transferring to Puerto Natales where you will spend the night. Once a modest fishing port and now a gateway to Torres, there won’t be much time to explore Puerto Natales but hopefully you can venture out for dinner and trial some of boutique beer or wine around town.Included meals: breakfast, lunchTravel time: Bus ride from Torres del Paine NP to Punta Natales approx. 3 hrsWhen you leave Torres del Paine National Park, you will have to walk a distance of about 500 metres carrying your luggage. It is private property that you’ll pass through and the owners have decided not to let any vehicles inany longer, so we now have to walk this section to meet up with your private vehicle.Accommodation: Hotel
Day 11 - UshuaiaDauer: 1 Tag
Today we hit the road for one last time - a 14-hour bus ride takes us back to Argentina and to the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia. Included meals: breakfastTravel time: Bus ride to Ushuaia approx. 14. hours. Needless to say you will need to arm yourself with your favourite book, your music player, drinks and snacks.Accommodation: Hotel
Day 12 - UshuaiaDauer: 1 Tag
Ushuaia is the gateway to Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego, Argentina’s only coastal park. This morning, embark on an included boat trip on the Beagle Channel. Observe the marine wildlife among the small islands and inlets along this waterway, named after Charles Darwin’s expedition ship, the HMS Beagle.Included meals: breakfastAccommodation: Hotel
Day 13 - UshuaiaDauer: 1 Tag
Today, you have a free day for you to explore southern Ushuaia and its surrounds, so why not book yourself into one of the optional activities on offer. You could head on a penguin tour to see a number of different species, most of which inhabit Martillo Island. Otherwise, you could take on a hike at Martial Glacier, close to a mountain range of the same name, and offering panoramic views of the Beagle Channel.Included meals: breakfastAccommodation: HotelOptional ActivitiesPenguin tour - ARS2790Martial Glacier hike (approx ARS140 taxi to the start of the trail) - ARS200
Day 14 - Buenos AiresDauer: 1 Tag
Return to Buenos Aires by plane. You’ll intend to arrive back in Argentina’s capital in the early hours of the afternoon, however your group leader will advise of any changes. As you’re back in the big city, feast in one of the many restaurants on offer, and perhaps take a look at Buenos Aires’ vibrant nightlife with your fellow travellers. Included meals: breakfastPlease note that while we intend to return to Buenos Aires in the early hours of the afternoon, airline schedules in Argentina are known for changing without much notice, meaning that we can potentially arrive in Buenos Aires as late as 11pm on Day 14.Accommodation: We return to our centrally located hotel in Buenos Aires for our final night.Cyan Hotel / Junín 1743 / Recoleta / Buenos Aires / Argentina
Day 15 - Buenos AiresDauer: 1 Tag
As there are no activities planned, you are free to depart at any time on Day 15. If you didn’t have the opportunity to see Buenos Aires before your Patagonia tour, why not now? There are plenty of galleries, museums and historic buildings to keep you entertained. On the east side of the Plaza de Mayo you will find the Casa Rosada, the pink presidential palace where Eva Peron appeared on the balcony in front of adoring fans in the 1940s. There is also a Museo Evita, dedicated to the life (and gowns) of this famed figure. MALBA is an incredible art gallery showcasing a private collection, including works by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, and great temporary exhibits.Included meals: breakfast
Einzelzimmerzuschlag 709 €
Langstreckenflug Frankfurt - Buenos Aires und zurück: z.B. mit Iberia, KLM, Air France oder Lufthansa ab 999 €
Rail & Fly innerhalb Deutschlands (2. Klasse): inkludiert bei Flugbuchung über YOLO
Flughafentransfers im Zielland: Transfer vom Flughafen Buenos Aires (Flughafen EZE) zum Starthotel 71 € pro Auto (bis zu 2 Personen), Rücktransfer vom letzten Rundreisehotel zum Flughafen Buenos Aires (Flughafen EZE) 71€ pro Auto (bis zu 2 Personen)
Vor- bzw. Anschlussübernachtung im Tourhotel Preise pro Nacht und Person (exkl. Frühstück): Vorübernachtung 36 € im DZ , 72 € im EZ ; Anschlussübernachtung 36 € im DZ, 72 € im EZ
Bitte beachten: Bei Vor- und Anschlussübernachtung ist ein halbes Doppelzimmer nicht buchbar
Day 1 Two Hotel Buenos Aires (www.twohotelbuenosaires.com.ar)
Day 2 Hosteria Los Ñires (http://hosterialosnires.com-elchalten.info)
Day 3 Hosteria Los Ñires
Day 4 Hosteria Los Ñires
Day 5 Hosteria Patagonia (www.hosteria-patagonia.com.ar)
Day 6 Hosteria Patagonia
Day 7 Camping
Day 8 Camping
Day 9 Camping
Day 10 Punta Arenas (www.patagoniabb.cl)
Day 11 Hotel Los Naranjos (www.losnaranjosushuaia.com/en)
Day 12 Hotel Los Naranjos
Day 13 Hotel Los Naranjos
Day 14 Two Hotel Buenos Aires (www.twohotelbuenosaires.com.ar)
Day 15 Two Hotel Buenos Aires (www.twohotelbuenosaires.com.ar)
There are a few long days of travel, the journey to Ushuaia on Day 11 being the longest. Remember to stock up on snacks and keep your warm clothes handy. The reward for your patience comes in the form of jaw-dropping glacial scenery.
Weather in Patagonia is an important factor to consider. Be prepared for all elements – rain, wind and extreme cold.
The fitter you are, the more you’ll get out of this trip. There are multiple treks involved, and they can be quite challenging.
A three-day camping adventure in Torre del Paine is unforgettable, but remember that facilities will be more basic on this part of the trip than others.
Visas are the responsibility of the individual traveller. Entry requirements can change at any time, so it’s important that you check for the latest information. Please visit the relevant consular website of the country or countries you’re visiting for detailed and up-to-date visa information specific to your nationality. Visas can take several weeks to process, so familiarise yourself with any requirements as soon as you have booked your trip to allow for processing time and costs.
We recommend 270 € for meals not included during the trip.
This is a shared tour. That means that tour operators from all over the world book their guests onto this tour. So you will be travelling in an international group.
- Abenteuerreise mit maximal 16 Teilnehmern
- Jede Reise findet statt
- Englisch sprechender, einheimischer Guide in internationaler Reisegruppe
- Unterkunft: 11 x Hotel, 3 x Camp
- Transport: Flugzeug, Reiseminibus, öffentlicher Bus, Boot
- Mahlzeiten: täglich Frühstück, 3 x Mittagessen, 3 x Abendessen
- Aktivitäten laut Tagesprogramm
- Nationalparkgebühren & Eintrittsgelder
- 108,2 m² Regenwald 4 you
- Highlights: Von Wind und Wetter geprägte Landschaft im Torres-del-Paine-Nationalpark. Begegnungen mit der grenzenlosen Natur am Ende der Welt. Bootstour im Beagle-Kanal. Buenos Aires – Argentiniens lebendige Metropole.
- Rail&Fly inkludiert bei allen Buchungen mit Flug
- Abenteuer & Erlebnis
- Argentinien, Chile
- Mittel- & Südamerika
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