Arrival in El Calafate. Airport pick-up and check-in at your accommodation.
Enjoy an early breakfast and get ready to be picked up for a full day tour to Perito Moreno Glacier. People from all over the world come to this remote place in Southern Patagonia to be a witness of the Ice Age. This is one of the few moving glaciers on our planet, and a visit is not only worth it, but a MUST. We start from El Calafate early in the morning to enjoy the landscape, nature, fauna and the wide variety of birds (trying to arrive at the glacier before everyone else). Through the gateways you visit the north face of the Perito Moreno Glacier in different viewpoints and altitudes. The Perito Moreno Glacier has the size of the Buenos Aires city and is between 40 and 50 meters high. Due to the falling angle, it receives more ice than the ice that melts, so it advances, grows and breaks every now and then. Quite a unique thing to witness! We'll take you back to your accommodation around 16-17:00.
This full day tour to Torres del Paine starts from El Calafate with pick-ups early in the morning at about 06:00. We will reach the border between Argentina and Chile at around 10:00, and go through the border control procedures. We make a stop in the town of Cerro Castillo as well as Lago Sarmiento for you to enjoy the amazing landscape. On arrival at Laguna Amarga, you're required to pay the entrance fee to Torres del Paine National Park (not included in the tour price). From Nordenskjol Lake we are able to admire the imposing sight of Cuernos del Paine. We've also made sure to include a trek around the Salto Grande waterfall. Leaving the national park at 17:00, we still have time for 3 more stops at beautiful viewpoints where you can appreciate the Paine Range. We'll be arriving in Castillo Hill at 18:00 and El Calafate later in the evening.
Free day to enjoy El Calafate. Choose from a great variety of optional activities or try one of the self-guided treks in El Chalten.
Check out 02:00 and make your own way to the bus station to catch a 3 am night bus to Rio Gallegos that connects with another bus to Ushuaia between 08:30-09:00. Upon arrival in Ushuaia late in the evening find your own way to your accommodation.
Tierra del Fuego is the only Argentine national park that combines sea, mountains and forests. This half day tour starts with pick-ups around 09:00 and takes you to the end of all Argentine routes passing by splendid local flora and fauna. On one side snow-capped mountains, and on the other, the Beagle Channel. This national park is small if you compare it with other Patagonian parks, but it preserves many miles of fragile Andean Patagonian forests. A very young ecosystem (only 8 to 10 thousand years old) that grew after the region was covered by ice of last ice age. Take the chance to walk around the local trees, along the pebble beaches of green and transparent waters and see if you can discover orange llaollaos or small local strawberries. We're back in Ushuaia at about 14:00.
Make your way to the port by 14:00 and catch the boat in the direction of Alice Island (to the east) to see the colony of sea lions. Maybe a smelly moment but really interesting to see! Then you continue to the Birds Island where the king and imperial cormorants inhabit, impressive birds that are the "owners" of the channel. Nearby you will enjoy the view of the Rock Cormorants on the cliffs. Then you navigate towards the Sea Lions Island to catch, again, a glimpse of these funny animals. Finally, you find Les Eclaireurs lighthouse, constructed in 1919 that is the actual symbol of the city. Return to Ushuaia.
Duration: 2 hours 30 mins
Note: Transportation to the port and back on your own
Breakfast, check-out and transfer to airport.
Arrival & departure transfer
7 nights' accommodation with breakfast
Full day Perito Moreno Glacier tour
Full day Torres del Paine excursion
Bus from El Calafate via Rio Gallegos to Ushuaia (standard service)
Half day Tierra del Fuego National Park tour
Half day Sea Lion Colony boat trip