Activity level: Moderate
Peninsula Valdés natural reserve was created on March 11, 1983. It covers 400,000 ha, including Punta Norte, Punta Delgada, Punta Pirámides, Caleta Valdés, Isla de los Pájaros and Isthmus Ameghino.
The peninsula gives shelter to Southern Right Whales, elephant seals, sea lions and Magellan’s penguins among a large quantity of sea birds and both marine and land mammals.
► DAY 01: Puerto Madryn Details
Reception and transfer from Trelew Airport to the hotel. During the afternoon, we will visit Punta Loma Reserve, to observe the elephant seals. City tour to the city of Puerto Madryn; Ecocenter included.
► DAY 02: Península Valdés Details
Breakfast at the hotel. We will spend the day in Peninsula Valdes (tour to see the whales included). This natural paradise takes us to the sea fauna in their natural habitat. It is possible to see elephant seals, sea birds and the main character of the peninsula: the Southern Right Whale that can be found in the waters of Puerto Pirámides from July to middle December.
► DAY 03: Punta Tombo Details
Breakfast at the hotel. During the morning, we will go to the penguin rookery in Punta Tombo, which is one of the largest colonies of continental penguins of the world, where, depending on the season, it is possible to observe their reproductive cycle. In Punta Tombo, penguins can be found from September to middle March.
We’ll visit Gaimán’s town and we’ll have the opportunity to enjoy it’s delicious welsh tea. Back to Puerto Madryn. Transfer to Trelew Airport. Reception and transfer from Ushuaia Airport to the hotel.
► DAY 04: Ushuaia – City Tour Details
Breakfast at the hotel. We’ll spend the morning in the city, visiting the legendary and ancient Jail of Recidivists, that keeps its impressive architecture as well as the tough history of the south of the American Continent.
We’ll visit the harbour, the Paseo del Centenario (a fantastic panoramic point) and the Bebán house that was bought in Sweden and built in 1911.
► DAY 05: Beagle Channel Details
Breakfast at the hotel. We’ll make for Harberton Farm, the Pinguinera, the Island of Los Pájaros, the Island of Los Lobos, and the Les Eclaireurs lighthouse. We’ll watch many species of local birds and seals.
► DAY 06: National Park of Tierra del Fuego – Train at the End of the World – Exit to Calafate Details
Breakfast at the hotel. We’ll take the Train at the End of the World, from the central station to the National Park of Tierra del Fuego. The Austral Fueguino Railroad is attractive not only because of its elegance and style but also because it evokes the history of the early days of Ushuaia related to the old jail and the train of the convicts.
We’ll cross Pipo River to reach our first stop: La Macarena. The second stop will show us the remains of the old sawmill. Then the train leaves the river to get to a beautiful forest. From that point we’ll continue our journey to the National Park of Tierra del Fuego where we’ll find the Pipo Falls, Bahía Ensenada, Roca Lake, Negra Lagoon and, finally, Lepataia Bay. Transfer to Ushuaia Airport. Reception and transfer from Calafate Airport to the hotel.
► DAY 07: Perito Moreno Glacier & Navegation to the Ice Floe’s Canal Details
Breakfast at the hotel. We’ll visit one of the greatest marvels of the world: the Perito Moreno Glacier, declared World’s heritage. Its characteristic is the breaking of its external walls due to the pressure of the water of the river.
We’ll then go to the floating quay of the southern branch of the Argentinian Lake, to navigate across the Ice Floe’s Canal up to the front of the Glaciar Perito Moreno to see it’s typical iceslides.
► DAY 08: Navegation to Argentine Lake Details
Breakfast at the hotel. We’ll go to Punta Bandera to make for Argentino Lake. First we’ll go to the northern part of the lake where we’ll see the icebergs floating adrift and then to the Upsala Glacier. Then we’ll go back to Onelli Bay where we’ll go ashore.
Through a forested path we’ll reach one of the most beautiful panoramic points of the tour: the confluence of the Glaciers Onelli, Agassiz and Bolado. On our way back to the hotel we will be able to see the Boca del Diablo.
► DAY 09: Exit to Bariloche – Short Circuit Details
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Calafate Airport. Reception and transfer from Bariloche Airport to the hotel. During the afternoon, we will take Circuito Corto (Short Circuit) to see the wonderful landscapes surrounding San Carlos de Barliloche: lakes, mountains and forests. It begins in Bariloche through Bustillo’s Avenue bordering Nahuel Huapi’s Lake. Road to Llao Llao.
► DAY 10: Navegation to Victoria Island and Arrayanes Woods Details
Breakfast at the hotel. Whole day trip: Catamaran Navigation to Victoria Island and Arrayanes Woods. We’ll leave from Puerto Pañuelo (Llao Llao), and after sailing for 11 kms. (7 miles), we’ll arrive to Puerto Anchorena in Victoria Island. We’ll walk around the Island, looking at the ex-Conifer’s nursery.
We’ll go on board again and face the Port of Quetrihue, located in Quetrihue’s Peninsula, were we’ll visit the famous Arrayanes Woods. It consists in a unique arboreal formation with ancient trees.
The barks of these trees are cold, totally plain and cinnamon colored. It has white flowers, similar to the ones of the orange blossom and violet fruits of pleasant taste. The Arrayanes Woods were declared untouchable area and Natural monument.
► DAY 11: San Martín de Los Andes & 7 Lakes Circuit Details
Breakfast at the hotel. Whole day trip: 7 Lakes Circuit. We’ll know Villa Traful & Villa La Angostura. We’ll leave from Bariloche to Villa La Angostura and then to San Martín de los Andes. We’ll go across Huemul’s Peninsula, then we’ll drive across Puerto Manzano, finally arriving to Villa La Angostura.
After a journey around Villa La Angostura, we’ll leave to the Road of the Seven Lakes. The road is part over mountains and part inside coihues woods. We’ll drive bordering Correntoso’s Lake and it’s river, up to El Portezuelo.
Then we’ll border the lakes Villarino, Falkner, Hermoso, Meliquina up to San Martin de los Andes, located on the shore of Lacar’s Lake. We’ll return through Paso Córdoba, where we’ll see the Meliquina Lake, the river of Caleufu and Piedra del Viento.
► DAY 12: Back to Buenos Aires Details
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Bariloche Airport.
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