Fancy dancing the tango in Buenos Aires, immersing yourself in the local culture of Puna in the Highlands of the Andes, climbing to the top of El Chalten, exploring the glaciers of the Los Glaciares National Park, going for a leisurely walk on horseback through the mighty Andes mountains? Do you wish to observe unique bird species and colonies of marine mammals, explore Patagonia and Tierra de Fuego in the footsteps of Darwin? Argentina will turn each single dream into action!
Days 1 & 2 - Buenos Aires
Meet and Greet at the airport and transfer to your hotel in Buenos Aires, where you will spend the next two nights. After breakfast tomorrow you set out on a guided private walk (2h) through the 'Paris of South America', Buenos Aires nickname. This cosmopolitan city with a definate European feel captivates the heart of mind of each culture lover. An intense experience which often borders on awesome.
Day 3 - Buenos Aires - El Chalten
Transfer to the airport of Buenos Aires. Meet & greet at the airport of El Calafate, transfer per bus to El Chalten/Fitz Roy.
Day 4 - 5 - El Chalten/Fitz Roy
A magnificent two days await to explore the region. El Chalten or 'the smoking mountain' is a recent town, founded in 1985, at the foot of the impressive Fitz Roy. In this otherwise almost unpopulated area you can enjoy nature at its most pristine in the purest sense of the word. Savage Patagonia ... a paradise for hikers!
Day 6 - El Chalten – El Calafate
Return by bus to El Calafate. Meet and greet and transfer to the hotel.
Day 7 - El Calafate
Today you will explore the Los Glaciares National Park and the famous Perito Moreno glacier, a real gem and obviously listed as UNESCO world heritage site. Observe the calving of icebergs and enjoy the spectacular views of Lago Argentino with the Andes as backdrop.
Day 8 - El Calafate
A half a day excursion by 4x4 (4 hours) to Cerro Buenos Aires, that's what your programme holds for you today. Enjoy!
Day 9 - El Calafate - Ushuaia
Transfer to the airport of El Calafate. Welcome at the airport of Ushuaia and transfer to the hotel.
Ushuaia, nicknamed 'Tierre del Fuego' or 'land of fire', is located in the far south of the country. It is the gateway to the magical Antarctica and embraces all ecosystems of Patagonia.
Day 10 - Ushuaia
Today an off-road day full day trip by 4x4 to the Fagnano and Escondido lakes around Ushuaia has been scheduled. Your BBQ lunch is included and you have ample time to explore the surroundings of the forest and the lake. After lunch, the tour continues by 4x4 along the old path to Petrel, a cozy inn on the lake.
Day 11 - Ushuaia
Cruising the Beagle channel (+/- 3h) is another absolute must-do! Here the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans hug each other. Birds of an unrivaled colourful splendour and relaxing sea elephants honour this region with their presence and stamina.
Day 12 - Ushuaia – Buenos Aires
Transfer to the airport of Ushuaia. Meet and greet at the airport of Buenos Aires and transfer to your hotel. In the evening you table is booked at the glamorous tango dinnershow in El Aljibe..
Day 13 - Buenos Aires
Hotels & Meals
Argentines have a reputation for being the world's biggest meat consumers! And that reputation is enforced during as good as any meal you’ll see, as meat if not eaten straight, meat is bound to be of the main ingredients. The Argentine cuisine is a mix of French, Spanish, Italian and Indian influences. There is not really a specific Argentine national dish, and yet, the country is famous for its asados, Argentine barbecues. It is almost a Sunday ritual!
What also pos up regularly are empanadas and dulce de leche. Empanas are savory filled pastries which are very popular throughout Argentina and the whole of Latin America. Dulce de leche is a kind of caramel paste.
Besides the traditional Argentine wines, fernet (Italian liquor but very popular in Argentina) & mate are the people’s darlings. Mate is a green herbal drink you sip withh a special straw, often in group among family, friends or even colleagues. Sooner or later, we bet it will show its true nature during your trip!
- All Belgian nationals travelling on a Belgian passport (children and babies included) must be in possession of an international e-passport (electronic) containing min. 2 blank pages and valid for 6 months after your return flight date as well for Argentina as for Chile.
- Travellers with a non-Belgian nationality and / or travellers travelling on a foreign passport are invited to spontaneously report this matter to the Connections travel consultant and shall contact their respective embassy (s) or Consulate (ate) to obtain the latest updates concerning all current travel requirements and documents.
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The tours in our brochures are just a few examples of travel itineraries possible. Our trips can be tailored to suit your specific needs. If you want to book a specific destination or combine it with a mini-tour then we will gladly make you a tailor-made offer. For a personalised day-by-day program please contact our destination experts.
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No mandatory vaccinations. To verify the latest updates on health requirements , please surf to www.itg.be.
In case your travel itinerary is crossborder travel between two South American countries, a Yellow fever vaccination certificate is mandatory
- -4h (winter)
- -5h (summer)
- Argentinian Peso: (ARS); 100 ARS = 1,58 EUR - 1 EUR = 63,36 ARS (01/10/2019)
- Chilean Peso (CLP); 100 CLP = 0.12 EUR & 1 EUR = 798 CLP (01/10/2019)
The most convenient method of payment is by credit card but cash euros and dollars in small amount come in handy.Some ATM should be available.
Argentina is a vast country and covers most of the southern half of the South American continent. This makes it very difficult to talk about one type of climate. The northern regions around Iguazu enjoy a tropical climate while southern Patagonia has a more maritime climate which is characterized by cold and wind. generally speaking winter runs from late June to early October; summer from December to March.
The north of the country of Chile enjoys a moderate desert climate while the south bathes in a polar climate strongly wet and cool. Central Chile has a Mediterranean climate with hot dry summers and cold, wet winters.
Average Temperatures (°C):
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|San Pedro de Atacama||25||24||24||23||22||21||21||22||23||24||24||24|
- 12 nights B&B in listed hotels or equivalent
- Meet & Greet at airports
- Lunch on day 10 and Dinner on day 12
- Programmed transfers with Spanish speaking driver
- Listed visits in group (unless mentioned otherwise) incl. English speaking guide and fees
- Price per person sharing
What's not included?
Your international flights to El Calafate (FTE) via intermediate stop in Buenos Aires and return flight from Ushuaia (USH) with intermediate stop in Buenos Aires as well as your domestic flight El Calafate/ Ushuaia & all airport taxes, non-listed services, meals and beverages as well as personal expenses.
Good to Know
Price quotation is based on minimum 2 people sharing for all daily departures until June 30, 2018, not valid during the Christmas and New Year period, the week before and after Easter and during local holidays or festivities. After 30/06/2018 a price increase of around 12% is expected.
The travel quotation is subject to change. The price and the itinerary may vary upto the moment of final confirmation.