Day 1 – Arrive to Buenos Aires International Airport (EZE) – Private transfer to MIO Buenos Aires Hotel – Full day city tour with Lunch at traditional resto – Italian dinner at la Pecora Nera
You will arrive to Buenos Aires International airport (EZE). Once there you will be met by your personal guide in Buenos Aires to be privately driven to Mio Buenos Aires Hotel where you will check in at Deluxe Suite miobuenosaires.com. After you are comfortable your guide will take you on a tour around the city, you will enjoy lunch at a traditional restaurant, and visit the mayor highlights of Buenos Aires.
This evening you will enjoy dinner at La Pecora Nera, this delicious italian restaurant just around the corner from your hotel www.lapecoranera.com.ar
Lodging: MIO Buenos Aires Hotel.
Meals:Lunch at traditional restaurant, and Dinner at La Pecora Nera
Day 2 – Private transfer to AEP – Fly to USH – Transfer to Hotel – Afternoon private navigation around the Beagle Canal – Dinner at Reinamora Restaurant
After breakfast, your guide will pick you up and take you to AEP Airport for your flight to Ushuaia. At your arrival you will be met by a local guide for a private transfer to Los Cauquenes Resort loscauquenes.com where you will check in.
To get in touch with the southernmost city in the world, you will enjoy a boat ride on the famous Beagle Canal, and visit Cormorant Island, penguins, sea lions and a historic light house. At your return to the hotel you will enjoy a 5 course gourmet dinner at Reinamora Restaurant with a Patagonian wine bottle included on the trip.
Lodging: Los Cauquenes Resort & Spa
Meals: Breakfast at MIO Buenos Aires hotel, Lunch at your own while in traffic on airports, and Dinner at Reinamora Restaurant
Day 3 – Full day at National Park – Dinner at Reinamora.
We invite you to on a hike to explore a landscape with rivers, sea, mountains and forests. With our specialized guides you will know in detail this unique paradise in Argentina. A short cannoning will be included for those who dare.
Besides the opportunity to see places inaccessible in another way, we will get a little closer to the point of view enjoyed by the Yamana, a few centuries ago. The experience ends in Lapataia Bay, near the point the endpoint of National route 3, as well as all highways in America. From there, you will return to the Hotel on the late afternoon and another delicious gourmet dinner at Reinamora Restaurant.
Lodging:Los Cauquenes Resort & Spa
Meals:Breakfast at Los Cauquenes, Lunch during the tour, and Dinner at Reinamora
Day 4 – Check out from hotel – private transfer to airport – Fly to El Calafate – Transfer to the hotel – Visit Nibepo Aike Ranch and Dinner
Today you will fly from Ushuaia to El Calafate. Once there, and after you´ve check in into your hotel, a transfer will pick up for a afternoon at Nibepo Aike Ranch. This program is perfect to experience the Patagonian rural life and complements the on. You will be able to have tea, tests for horse reins and sheep shearing demonstration. The trip ends with an exquisite lamb grilled on a traditional Patagonian cross stake and they will return you to Hotel after dinner.
Meals: Breakfast at Los Cauquenes, Lunch at your own while traffic in Airports, and Dinner at Nibepo Aike Ranch
Day 5 – Maria Turquesa Cruise – Afternoon to relax – Dinner a restaurant in El Calafate downtown
Today a transfer from Mapatag will pick you up at 7:15 AM at the Hotel for a full day Navigation at Lake Argentino. The Patagonian ice field is, after Antarctica, the largest concentration of ice on the planet. Its glaciers descend from 1,500 to 200 meters above sea level enabling unique access and a spectacular sightseeing. “Los Glaciares National Park” offers a magnificent combination of forest, lakes, mountains, ice and steppes with over 200 glaciers. The most renowned being Spegazzini, rising 135 meters above sea level, Upsala covering an entire valley with an approximate extension of 765 Km2 and a length of 53km, and Perito Moreno Glacier, constantly advancing and causing the spectacular rupture of the wall of ice, providing one of Nature’s most impressive sights.
This is a full day journey to one of the most wonderful places in Southern Patagonia. Sailing aboard exclusive Cruise MaríaTurquesa will enjoy the highest standard of comfort and gourmet cuisine, for a truly memorable experience. You will return to the Hotel at 7:45 PM and you will have dinner at a Restaurant downtown El Calafate
Meals:Breakfast at Xelena Hotel, Lunch atMaríaTurquesa cruise, and Dinner at downtown Restaurant
Day 6 – Check out for hotel – Private transfer to Airport – Fly to Bariloche – Pick up – Tour at Llao Llao area with Lunch – Campanario Mt View with lift chairs – Check in at Aldebaran hotel – Dinner at closed Cassis closed door Restaurant
Today you will head up north to San Carlos de Bariloche, on of Patagonia mayor cities. After your arrival, we will take you for a tour around the “circuito chico” (small circuit) to meet the iconic LlaoLlao Hotel and Puerto pañuelos. Later on we will head to “cerro campanario” for an epic sunset scenery.
Tonight dinner will be served at Cassis, one of the must´s of northern Patagonia.
Lodging: Aldebaran Hotel and Spa
Meals: Breakfast at Xelena Hotel, Lunch at local restaurant, and Dinner at Cassis
Day 7 – Cerro Tronador – Lunch at Pampa Linda – Hike to Ventisquero Negro.
Pampa Linda is the starting point for a number of superb hikes, which include Saltillo de las Nalcas a gentle, 800m (half-hour) walk each way. Mont Tronador is reachable via a particularly scenic stretch of road that skirts the shores of Lago Mascardi and leads on to the spectacular Ventisquero Negro (a glacier that takes its name from the grabble that mixes with the ice) and the base of this magnificent mountain with a total altitude of 11,000 feet over sea level. Visitors are rewarded with views of dozens of waterfalls plunging over the flanks of extinct volcanoes en route.
At your return you will enjoy dinner at Lodge’s Restaurant while overlooking view over Lake Nahuel Huapi.
Lodging: Aldebaran Hotel and Spa
Meals: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch during the tour, and Dinner at the Lodge
Day 8 – Check out from your hotel – Lunch at El Mirador – Seven lakes road – Georg Collection “home of arts in Patagonia” – Check in at Apart del Maiten – Welcome Dinner at your Hotel
After breakfast will drive north, heading to San Martin de los Andes, our main destination. In the road we will stop at Villa la Angostura, on the other side of Nahuel Huapi Lake, and lunch at El Mirador. After lunch we will take the most scenic drive in Patagonia. The Seven Lakes Road joins the town of Bariloche and San Martin de los Andes while driving you across the heart of Northern Patagonia Lakes District and you will encounter countless photo opportunities of highlight along the road.
We will arrive in San Martin de los Andes for a tour and visit panoramic view as Mirador Arrayan and learn about the history of the area and this unique mountain resort town.
We will check in at Apart del Maiten strategically located walking distance from downtown San Martin de los Andes.
Later we will visit Georg Collection where you will find an amazing building on the hills that feature the work of the Miciu Nicolaevici Family, amazing palette knife impressionist paint on canvas, fine art photography and singular silver vases along much more world class art pieces. Then we will return for a Welcome Dinner by chef Veronica at the Lodge.
Lodging: Apart del Maiten
Meals: Breakfast at the hotel, Lunch at el mirador, and Dinner at the hotel.
Today we will board a small private ferry to sail west on Lake Lacar. After 2 hours of contemplating unique views and a quick stop at Isla Santa Teresita we will reach our destination, Chachin, where we will spend the day, enjoy an Argentinean meal, and will hike to a nearby waterfall. We will return early in the evening, to our hotel, to relax and enjoy a dinner at Mala Junta Closed door Restaurant
Lodging: Apart del Maiten
Meals: Breakfast at the hotel, Lunch during the tour, and Dinner at Mala Junta.
Day 10 – Every group member will be able to choose among the menu of activities – We will meet for Dinner at Ulises Restaurant
Golf at Chapelco Course
Enjoy an 18 holes round golfing on this unique field among the best in the country. You will discover magnificent views while walking the fairways designed by Jack Nicklaus. You will complete the day with a delicious Lunch at Chapelco Club after your round. Golf clubs and cart are included as part of the activity
Zip Line on Chapelco Mt & Afternoon Cooking Class
You will visit Miramas Mountain Complex to enjoy a zip line circuit down the hills of Chapelco Mt over 16 stations while contemplating amazing views of the regions. We will return to town for lunch at Pizza Cala. This afternoon we will meet with Chef Carolina for a Cooking Class to learn about traditional recipes of Argentina
Morning Horseback Ride & Traditional Gaucho Lunch overlooking at Lake Lolog
Visit nearby Lake Lolog Ranch to Meet Yvonne Corbetts for a fun three hours horseback ride along the native forest and reach a panoramic view point over this beautiful lake. Then return to the Ranch for a delicious lunch by Raul Pisales with is traditional cuisine and relax during the afternoon on this quiet spot on the forest.
Achen Niyeu Volcano Full Day Hike & Lahuen Co Hot Spring Bath
Full day hike on the heart of the National Park to reach the top of Achen-Niyeu Volcano, you will hike for 6 hours along native forests reach altitude over tree lines for unique views of waterfalls and then climb to the volcano crater over volcanic sand that will remember you of a moos landscape. Afterwards you will visit the nearby Lahuen-Co hot spring for a relaxing bath before return
Lunch will be accordingly to your activity and dinner at Ulises Restaurant.
Lodging: Apart del Maiten
Meals: Breakfast at the hotel, Lunch depending the activity, and Dinner at Ulises Restaurant
Day 11 – Caleufu River 2 Days Float Trip – Wildlife Sightseeing, Hike, Fly fishing – Andes Drifters Glamping on river Island
Today we will be leaving the lodge for a two days adventure floating the beautiful Caleufu river along a stunning Canyon of basalt rock formations and cypress tree forest. For those who enjoy fly fishing will be a perfect time to target rainbows and brown trout and for those seeking for adventure you will ride down the river paddling on raft and stop half way for a hike across “piedra del cura”this magnificent rock formation where condor nest and you will enjoy great views.
The entire group will meet for a traditional Argentine Asado for Lunch at the base of Piedra del Cura. On the afternoon those fly fishing will continue to target great rainbows and brown trout and the rest of the group will continue paddling downstream.
On a beautiful river island setting Andes Drifters Glamping will be waiting for us and you will enjoy a delicious “Patagonian Lamb” grilled on the cross at gaucho style. This will be served with great sausages, a variety of salads and great wines.
Andes Drifters Deluxe Camp
A special crew from our staff will float ahead of us and set up a wonderful camp on a beautiful riverside spot with stunning views of the mountains. Our camp will provide:
• Large tents equipped with cots, inflatable sleeping pads, pillows and sleeping bags.
• Toilet Tent with chemical toilets
• Shower Tent with pumped hot water
• Large Dinning Tent
• Electric Power by generator, will provide lights and will allow you to charge electronic devices
• Camp Chef Prepared Meals (dinner and breakfast will be served at our camp)
Lodging: Andes Drifters Glamping
Meals: Breakfast at Apart del Maiten, Lunch at the riverside, and Dinner at Andes Drifers Glamping.
Day 12 – Caleufu 2 days Float Trip – Second Day – Return to San Martin de los Andes – Dinner at the Lodge
Today those fly fishing will have a day full of fun and action on dry flies catching rainbows and brown trout. The rest of the group will paddle on raft to take out and return to San Martin de los Andes to enjoy an afternoon of relax and ideal time to explore town at your leisure. This evening the group will get together for another dinner by Chef Veronica.
Lodging: at Apart del Maiten
Meals: Breakfast at Camp, Lunch at the riverside, and Dinner at the Lodge
Day 13 – Full day for eclipse!
Time for the main event. As the eclipse takes place around midday, we will head north to our day camp on Pilolil region (just 1 and a half hours north from San Martin), were you will enjoy some appetizers while waiting for the astronomical phenomenon.
A delicious outdoors lunch will be set for the group, during the afternoon for those seeking for more action we will visit the base of the north side of Lanin Volcano along the mythic Monkey Puzzled tree forest and enjoy a hike to Cerro Mirador to contemplate amazing views of the volcano and nearby Tromen Lake.
Lodging: Apart del Maiten
Meals: Breakfast at the hotel, Lunch during the eclipse, and Dinner at the hotel.
Day 14 – Morning Bird Watching at Filo HuaHum with Ornithologist Florencia Mancini – Afternoon visit to Avataras Organic Farm – Gourmet 8 course Dinner Overlooking Lake Meliquina
This morning we will take a drive to the Meliquina Lake Village and enjoy a walk and bird watching session along Lake Filo hua hum. We will enjoy a brunch this morning on the lake beach and continue with the activity until the afternoon.
Later we will visit Avataras Organic Productions to enjoy an amazing gourmet 8 course dinner while overlooking sunset over Lake Meliquina
Lodging: Apart del Maiten
Meals: Breakfast at the hotel, Brunch during the activity, and Dinner at Avataras Meliquina
Day 15 – Check out-Transfer to the airport – Fly to Buenos Aires, then back home.
This morning after breakfast and been packed up you will have time to wonder town and enjoy a gifts shopping session. Then a private transfer will take the group to San Martin de los Andes Airport CPC for your return flight to Buenos Aires and the home.
INCLUDED ON THE TRIP PRICE
• All lodging as describe on the itinerary
• All meals, beer and wine.
• Full time guide and coordinator during the trip
• Transportation between local airports and Hotel
• All the special services described on the itinerary
• Airport transfers within the flights scheduled on the trip
NOT INCLUDED ON THE TRIP PRICE
• International and Local Flights