Tour to Ushuaia and El Calafate
Tour to Ushuaia and El Calafate
Day by Day
DAY 1 – in Ushuaia
You will begin your tour in Ushuaia taking off from Buenos Aires airport. Once you land in Ushuaia, a tourist guide from our Travel Agency ATN Travel Services will be waiting for you with a sign with your last name on it to transfer you to the hotel in Ushuaia.
We will pick you up in your hotel to invite you on a half day tour entitled «Catamaran trip in the Beagle Channel». Starting your tour, the catamaran will depart from the tourist pier. You will then sail along Isla de los Lobos, Isla de los Pajaros and the Les Eclaireurs lighthouse where you can observe many species of local birds and seals.
On one of these islands, it is also possible to observe pieces of the ship Monte Cervantes, which was shipwrecked in 1930. On the way back to Ushuaia, you will have a view of the beautiful Le Martial Mount and its glacier. This boat trip includes views of a combination of sea and mountains and is an incredible experience that will remain in your heart long after you have returned home.
DAY 2 – in Ushuaia
Breakfast in the hotel and departure on an adventurous full day tour entitled «Tierra del Fuego National Park with trekking and canoe ride». You will go for a two-and-a-half-hour trek along a path through the most beautiful part of the park, splitting your time between the woods and the shore. During the tour, you will observe a lot of flora formed by the massive trees as well as a great variety of birds native to these woods.
After the trek, you will board canoes and sail to the Beagle Channel. You will go up to Isla de Lobos and Isla Redonda while viewing the imperial cormorants. Continuing your tour, you will disembark on the Island to have a coffee break in a refuge where the native Yamaná Indian people used to live, while enjoying a spectacular view of the Beagle Channel. After the break, you will have some time to rest and, in the early afternoon, we will continue riding until you reach Lapataia Bay to see marine birds. Finally, you will return to Ushuaia by land at approximately 6 pm.
DAY 3 – in Ushuaia and El Calafate
Breakfast, transfer to the airport and departure to El Calafate. Once you land in El Calafate airport a tourist guide from ATN Travel Services will be waiting for you with a sign with your last name on it to transfer you to your hotel in El Calafate city. Check in and free time in the afternoon.
DAY 4 – in El Calafate
Breakfast in the hotel and departure for the full day tour entitled «Perito Moreno Glacier and Nautical Safari». On the tour, you will visit one of the greatest marvels of the world: the Perito Moreno Glacier, declared a World Heritage.
You will begin the tour by going to the floating quay of the southern branch of the Argentinean Lake, where you will ride across the Ice Floe Canal up to the front of the Perito Moreno Glacier to see its typical ice slides.
Then, you will come across the footbridges which are very near to the ice wall. There will be enough time for you to enjoy the glacier spectacle, and also be witness to the famous ice detachment phenomena, in which you can hear the hollow sounds of ice falling and thus becoming smaller floating glaciers. There are some experiences that leave marks in our lives, and watching the Perito Moreno is definitely one of them.
DAY 5 – in El Calafate
You will have breakfast in the hotel and, after that, our tour guide will pick you up to take you on the full day tour entitled «Rio de Hielos Express».
At the beginning of the tour, you will head to Punta Bandera pier to take a catamaran trip on the Argentine Lake. First, you will visit the northern part of the lake where you can observe the amazing icebergs floating adrift, and then you will see the fantastic Upsala Glacier where you will meet a spectacular Ice Barrier whose area of 800 square kilometers is equal to 4 times the city of Buenos Aires! After you pass the front wall of this glacier, the ride continues to see the highest Glacier in the National Park, the Spegazzini Glacier where you also can observe the dry glacier and finally you will return through the Boca de Diablo (Devil’s Mouth), which is the narrowest part of the lake . After this awesome boat trip you will never forget El Calafate town and the Patagonia region. Fortunately, your films and photos will always remind you that it wasn’t a dream and that you certainly were there.
Note: The tour can be modified depending on weather conditions and on the captain of the vessel’s decision.
DAY 6 – in El Calafate
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport. Return to Buenos Aires. End of the El Calafate, Perito Moreno Glacier tour.
The tour includes:
Flights: Buenos Aires – Ushuaia – El Calafate – Buenos Aires.
Transfers in/Out Airport – Hotel – Airport in each city.
Full-day tour Perito Moreno glacier and Nautical Safari.
Full-day boat trip Rio de Hielos Express.
Full-day tour to the National Park Tierra del Fuego.
Half-day tour entitled “Catamaran trip in the Beagle Channel”.
2 hotel nights with breakfast included in Ushuaia.
3 hotel nights with breakfast included in El Calafate.
English/Spanish-speaking tourist guides.
Group Service sharing the bus with other tourists.
Quality in services.
The tour doesn’t include:
Entrance fee to the National Parks.