Wildlife and Glaciers of Patagonia
|Valdes Peninsula - Ushuaia- Tierra del Fuego - Perito Moreno
(8 days, 7 nights)
Day 1: Buenos Aires - Puerto Madryn
Flight Buenos Aires to Trelew. Arrival to Trelew and transfer to your hotel in Puerto Madryn, the 4* Peninsula Valdes.
Day 2: Valdes Peninsula
Full day excursion to the Peninsula Valdes. Peninsula Valdes is a site of global significance for the conservation of marine mammals. It is home to an important breeding population of the endangered southern right whale as well as important breeding populations of southern elephant seals and southern sea lions. The orcas (killer whales) in this area have developed a unique hunting strategy to adapt to local coastal conditions and come very close to beaching themselves whilst hunting for seals.
Day 3: Trelew - Ushuaia
Transfer to the airport for the flight to Ushuaia. Arrival and transfer to your hotel, the 4* Hotel Del Glaciar. Ushuaia is the southernmost city in the world, on the shores of the Beagle Channel and surrounded by the Martial Mounts. It is the capital of the Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica and Southern Atlantic Islands Province, and allows you to enjoy sea, mountains and forests at the same time.
Day 4: Tierra del Fuego
Excursion to the Tierra del Fuego National Park. A subantartic forest covers the region up to 600m above sea level. Trip to the "black" lake. A round trip tour on the 'end of the world' train traveling through the National Park itself. Return to your hotel.
Day 5: Ushuaia - El Calafate
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight to El Calafate. Arrival and transfer to the 4* Kosten Aike Hotel. El Calafate is the site of the incredible Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the most dramatic natural sites left on earth.
Day 6: Perito Moreno Glacier
Full day excursion to the Perito Moreno Glacier, the largest advancing glacier in the world. Walk along footpaths and balconies to reach this incredible phenomenon.
Day 7: Upsala Glacier
Boat trip to visit the Upsala, Onelli and Spegazzini Glaciers one after another.
Day 8: El Calafate - Buenos Aires
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the return flight to Buenos Aires.
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