Hiking Perito Moreno glacier in Argentina

Southern Reaches of the World Tour: Buenos Aires, Bariloche, El Calafate & Ushuaia

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Countries Visited

Argentina

Places Visited

Buenos Aires, Bariloche, El Calafate, Ushuaia

Suggested Duration

12 Days

Your custom tour to Buenos Aires, Bariloche, El Calafate and Ushuaia shows you the diversity of Argentina. Pastoral grassland rushes to the foothills of staggering, craggy mountains. Glaciers push to the edge of peninsulas. The sounds of stamping feet from tango dancing echoes blocks of ice chipping away from glacial fields and falling into the water. The beauty of Patagonia is almost mystical, both opulent and rugged, filled with charming villages and untouched landscape.  Pristine lakes...

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Trip Highlights

  • Delight in the charming décor of the “End of the World Train,” with a journey along ancient forests
  • Revel in the passionate footsteps of a tango performance in the heart of Buenos Aires
  • Discover the natural majesty of the shimmering surface of Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Traverse the grounds of a historic ranch and eco-lodge to witness lingering flamingos on the property lagoon
  • Venture across the Beagle Channel to visit a Magellanic penguin colony
  • Travel the Grand Circuit around the town of Bariloche for an unparalleled view of the alpine villages and glacial lakes of the mountainside
  • Absorb the classic charms of Buenos Aires emanating from its history and vibrant culture on a private guided tour of the city

Detailed Description

Argentina is filled with magnificence, from the iconic neighborhoods of Buenos Aires to the Gaucho legends crossing the plains. Your 12-day tour to Buenos Aires, Bariloche, El Calafate and Ushuaia guides you through the wealth of unique culture and the riches of the Patagonia countryside. Your Argentina travel begins with your arrival in Buenos Aires. Your private transfer meets you at the Ministro Pistarini International Airport before escorting you into the city. You settle into your hotel, located in the lavish neighborhood of La Recoleta.

In the morning, your guide meets you at your hotel and leads you on a fabulous bike tour through the highlights of the city’s 47 barrios (neighborhoods), each one known to evoke a particular character. In the evening, you can enjoy the remarkable sights and sounds of a private tango and dinner show.

The following day, you travel by plane to the gateway to Patagonia, the town of Bariloche. The alpine qualities of the town are immediately apparent and offer a comfortable welcome. Your guide greets you after breakfast eager to lead you on a tour of the Grand Circuit, a roadway looping through the villages centered on the seven alpine lakes that make up the Lake District of Argentina.

The next morning, you make your way into of Nahuel Huapi National Park, following your guide through the extensive network of hiking trails leading to glaciers, and even to the top of the tallest mountain in Argentina, Mount Tronador. Venture farther south, traveling by plane, to the town of El Calafate, located on the banks of a fantastic crystal lake. You settle into an estancia style accommodation focused on enjoying the landscape.

Your guide greets you after breakfast leading you through Los Glaciares National Park to the walkways, offering you an exquisite look at Perito Moreno Glacier. In the afternoon, you embark on a boat ride taking you closer to the edges of the ice fields. With a day at your leisure at the estancia, you can hop on a mountain bike and explore the vast grounds of the ranch, traversing the hills, watching the horses, and visiting the Flamingos Lagoon. Your flight takes you even farther south, reaching the end of Argentina in the town of Ushuaia, where you have the afternoon at your leisure.

At sunrise, your guide takes you to the train station where you can ride the End of the World Train to indulge in the scenery. Continue with your exploration of the region with a private guided tour of Tierra del Fuego National Park. The next day, you board a boat to visit the various islands speckling the Antarctic Ocean, witnessing the wondrous fauna and avifauna along the way. On your final morning in Ushuaia, your private transfer meets you at your hotel and escorts you to the airport to begin your journey home.

You may want to browse the tours of Argentina section on Zicasso for further itinerary options.

Starting Price

$3,895 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

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  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
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Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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