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Patagonia Argentina, an extraordinary region

A prestige trip in Patagonia Argentina to explore the Lake region of Bariloche, El Calafate glaciers and the steppe. A tailored tour to live a VIP trip at the heart of Patagonia. Accomodation in luxury and full of charm hotels

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Itinerary

  • Day 1: Buenos Aires - City Tour Buenos Aires - Buenos Aires
  • Day 2: City Tour Buenos Aires - Buenos Aires
  • Day 3: Buenos Aires - San Carlos De Bariloche - Buenos Aires - San Carlos De Bariloche
  • Day 4: LLao Llao Peninsula - Nahuel Huapi Lake - San Carlos De Bariloche
  • Day 5: San Carlos De Bariloche - Villa La Angostura
  • Day 6: Villa La Angostura - Arrayanes Forest - Villa La Angostura
  • Day 7: Villa La Angostura - San Carlos De Bariloche
  • Day 8: San Carlos De Bariloche
  • Day 9: San Carlos De Bariloche - El Calafate
  • Day 10: El Calafate - Perito Moreno Glacier - El Calafate
  • Day 11: El Calafate - Glaciar National Park - El Calafate
  • Day 12: El Calafate - Buenos Aires - El Calafate - Buenos Aires
  • Day 13: Departure

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Day 1: Buenos Aires - City Tour Buenos Aires - Buenos Aires

Welcoming at Ezeiza International Airport and transfer to Buenos Aires in a private vehicle.

Transfer with an English-speaking guide.
Visit Buenos Aires (half day, private tour).

Buenos Aires, a cosmopolitan city with European features, is among the 10 most active cities in the world. City of arts, cultures, theaters, traditions ... The variety satisfies the most demanding visitor.
You visit the 9 de Julio Avenue, the widest in the world, dominated by the obelisk, a symbol of Buenos Aires. You will pass the Colon Theatre, one of the jewels of the Argentine architecture. Then you arrive to the famous or central Plaza de Mayo, next to buildings such as the Casa Rosada or Casa de Gobierno, the Cabildo and the Cathedral.

You end your day with the picturesque neighborhood of La Boca, and specifically the alley El Caminito, the spot for painters, tango dancers and singers.
Return to your hotel after the visit.
An English-speaking guide will acompany you during the city tour.
Night at the Faena Hotel *****.
Early check in - Park view
Included : transfer arrival, reception with english-speaking guide, english speaking guide, room & breakfast

Day 2: City Tour Buenos Aires - Buenos Aires

Visit Buenos Aires (half day and private tour).
Buenos Aires, a cosmopolitan city with European features, is among the 10 most active cities in the world. City of arts, cultures, theatres, traditions ... The variety satisfies even the most demanding visitor.

Guided tour of Recoleta neighbourhood, characterized by many colonial houses, often old houses of historical figures, currently inhabited by powerful Argentine families. You enter the luxurious Pacifico Shopping Center, characterized by its French architecture of 1889, with vaulted ceilings. This stunning place is one of the favourite places in Argentina.

Later you visit Recoleta Cemetery, where many celebrities, writers and politicians rest. The best known and most revered, even today is the tomb of Evita Peron, the legendary wife of President Peron.

You continue your visit to Palermo neighbourhood, with a stroll in the park Tres de Febrero, inaugurated in 1875, representing the largest green area of the city.
Return to your hotel.

An English-speaking guide will acompany you during the city tour.

Night at the Faena Hotel *****.
Included : english speaking guide, room & breakfast

Day 3: Buenos Aires - San Carlos De Bariloche

Transfer from the hotel to the Buenos Aires Domestic Airport in a private vehicle
Arrival at the Bariloche airport and private transfer to your hotel.
Transfer with an English-speaking guide.

Night at the Llao Llao Hotel *****.
Included : transfer departure, transfer arrival, reception with english-speaking guide, room & breakfast

Day 4: LLao Llao Peninsula - Nahuel Huapi Lake - San Carlos De Bariloche

You leave from the hotel in private service to explore the surrounding area.
This is a 65km excursion, skirting Nahuel Huapi Lake and driving along important landmarks, such as El Trebol Lagoon, Moreno West and East Lake, Municipal Forest Llao Llao and Panoramic Viewpoint. The beauty of this landscape is present all the way. Several points along the road and natural spots such as Bahia Lopez and Panoramic Viewpoint are ideal to contemplate this wonder. In front of Pañuelo Port, the symbolic Hotel Llao Llao and San Eduardo Chapel are important tourist attractions. We make a stop at Campanario Mountain; there we can get on a chairlift towards the summit where there is a coffee place and a wonderful 360º view of all the lakes and the mountains.
We depart from Pier Petunia, sail along Campanario Branch of Nahuel Huapi Lake, skirt Peninsula San Pedro up to Bueno Port, a beautiful and peaceful bay. According to the weather conditions, we keep on sailing across the lake to Víveres Island on the coast of Neuquén. During the sailing we go past Serena Bay and Huemul and Gallinas Islands and we stop at one of the secluded bays that Nahuel Huapi Lake has.
Passengers can enjoy the stunning landscape as well as go through the experience of steering the boat.

Excursion performed with an English speaking guide.
Picnic

Night at the Llao Llao Hotel *****.
Included : private transport, navigation, english speaking guide, lunch, room & breakfast

Day 5: San Carlos De Bariloche - Villa La Angostura

Departure from the hotel on private service, for a one-day tour of Villa La Angostura, allowing you to discover the beauty of this region.
We leave Bariloche behind, crossing the Limay River and then we connect with National Route 40 towards Villa La Angostura, not before knowing Huemul Peninsula and Puerto Manzano, a luxurious neighborhood in the outskirts of town.
In Villa La Angostura, you visit downtown with many neat little shops, terraces, restaurants. And then you go to the historical area, where you will find old buildings and some lovely beaches.
Time for lunch (not included).
Return trip to Bariloche.
Excursion performed with an English speaking guide.

Night at the Las Balsas Relais & Châteaux *****.
Included : private transport, english speaking guide, room & breakfast

Day 6: Villa La Angostura - Arrayanes Forest - Villa La Angostura

Half day excursion from Las Balsas Hotel to Quetrihue Peninsula, where there is the famous Arrayanes Forest.
The Arrayan (Myrtle) grows extremely slowly, reaching hundreds of years in this unspoilt peninsula.
Their bark is cold, completely smooth, and it has a particular cinnamon color.
Their white flowers are similar to orange blossoms (azahar) and have a very tasty purple berry, which are characteristic fragrant in the Patagonian Forests.
A gourmet picnic is offered on board.
Included: Puerto Pañuelo port tax.
Entrance to Nahuel Huapi National Park for the day.
Excursion performed with an English speaking guide.

Night at the Las Balsas Relais & Châteaux *****.
Included : cruise, lunch, entrance fees, english speaking guide, room & breakfast

Day 7: Villa La Angostura - San Carlos De Bariloche

Departure to San Carlos de Bariloche. First you visit Puerto Manzano, a luxury neighborhood of the town. Then you continue through National Route 40, passing through Huemul Peninsula with its white sandy beaches and next crossing the typical landscapes of the Patagonian Steppe.
The road runs once again along Nahuel Huapi Lake, and in the distance, the peaks of Catedral and the town of Bariloche are revealed.

Excursion performed with an English speaking guide.
Transfer from Bariloche to Estancia Peuma Hue in a private vehicle.
Located south of Catedral Mountain, Estancia Peuma Hue offers luxury accommodation overlooking Gutierrez lake.
Several leisure activities are available such as horseback riding or walking, fishing, etc...

Night at Estancia Peuma Hue - Full board.
Included : private transport, english speaking guide, guide expenses, room & breakfast

Day 8: San Carlos De Bariloche

Located south of Catedral Mountain, Estancia Peuma Hue offers luxury accommodation overlooking Gutierrez lake.
Several leisure activities are available such as horseback riding or walking, fishing, etc...

Night at Estancia Peuma Hue - Full board.
Included : room & breakfast

Day 9: El Calafate

Transfer from Estancia Peuma Hue to Bariloche Airport in private vehicle.

In an area of ​​4,000 hectares on the road to Perito Moreno Glacier, many guided activites are included during your stay at the lodge:
- Trekking to the laguna de los Flamencos or to the top of the Cerro Frio depending of the host's fitness.
- Mountain biking in the stunning Anita Valley
- Bird watching with high probability of seeing a condor in its majestuous flight.

Night at the Eolo Lodge hotel *****

Superior Room
Included : private transport, room & breakfast, lunch (no drinks), dinner (no drinks), transfer arrival, transfer departure, local english-speaking guide

Day 10: El Calafate - Perito Moreno Glacier - El Calafate

At 8 am, transfer with a private vehicle, to go to the Perito Moreno Glacier, 80km away from El Calafate.
This full-day excursion allows you to thoroughly enjoy the exceptional natural surroundings.
You will delight in the panoramic views, afforded by countless foot-bridges of the glacier and its surrounding lenga beech forest.
Return trip to El Calafate at 4:30 pm approximately.

From the port located at Refugio Argentino, you embark on an hour navigation to enjoy the South face of the Glacier that can surpass 70 meters.
Entrance to Los Glaciares National Park for the day included.
Excursion performed by an English-speaking guide.
Lunchbox gourmet

Night at the Eolo Lodge hotel *****

Included : private transport, cruise, entrance fees, english speaking guide, box lunch, room & breakfast, lunch (no drinks), dinner (no drinks), transfer arrival, transfer departure, local english-speaking guide

Day 11: El Calafate - Glaciar National Park - El Calafate

Transfer from the hotel in El Calafate to Punta Bandera.
Boarding at 9:00 at the private port "La Soledad".
The route starts northwest and crosses Punta Avellana and Boca del Diablo, the narrowest part of the lake (800 m).
After two hours of sailing, the constant parade of icebergs with varied forms and colours, shows that you are getting closer to the glacier Upsala. The boat will stop along the barrier of ice, which at the moment prohibits the entrance to the Upsala channel, but if the weather conditions are good, you will be able to contemplate the Upsala Glacier. Then going south, the ship will sail into the canal that leads to the Spegazzini glacier, with faces measuring up to 135 m above the lake level.
A gourmet lunch will be served in this wonderful landscape.
During the afternoon, the cruise reaches Puesto de las Vacas, a very quiet bay of the Spegazzini channel. You will then go ashore and enjoy an interesting ride supervised by our team of guides. You can also enjoy some of the beautiful views on the Spegazzini glacier.
Then you resume your journey along the north arm, to reach the private port "La Soledad" at 6 pm.
Arrival in El Calafate around 7:30 pm.
Entrance to Los Glaciares National Park for the day
Transfer with Amayco, without guide.

Night at the Eolo Lodge hotel *****

Included : cruise, lunch, entrance fees, private transport, room & breakfast, lunch (no drinks), dinner (no drinks), transfer arrival, transfer departure, local english-speaking guide

Day 12: El Calafate - Buenos Aires

Transfer with a private vehicle from El Calafate to the Airport.
Welcoming at Buenos Aires domestic airport. and transfer to the hotel in a private vehicle.
Rojo Tango Show

Located inside the exclusive and impressive Hotel Faena, Rojo Tango is a fascinating show that conquers all the senses, combining sounds, aromas, colors, movement and flavors.

An intimate encounter where the sensuality expresses itself in a mix of movements, fragrances, tastes and sounds, to represent the unique and irresistible essence of Cabaret tango.

Wrapped in red velvet, the most prestigious dancers and musicians of Argentina can be found, along with a first class cuisine, to provide the audience a unique pleasure.

Dinner show.

Night at the Faena Hotel *****.
Included : transfer departure, transfer arrival, entrance fees, private transport, dinner, room & breakfast

Day 13: Departure

Transfer from the hotel to Ezeiza International Airport in a private vehicle
Included : transfer departure

TRAVEL BOOK

Day 3: Buenos Aires - San Carlos De Bariloche

Domestic flight Buenos Aires- Bariloche.
Included : domestic flight, airport tax

Day 9: San Carlos De Bariloche - El Calafate

Domestic flight Bariloche - Calafate.
Included : domestic flight, airport tax

Day 12: El Calafate - Buenos Aires

Domestic flight Calafate - Buenos Aires.
Included : domestic flight

Hotel Faena   Buenos Aires

Level : 5*
Included : room & breakfast

Set in an impressive building with spa facilities and a swimming pool, Faena Hotel Buenos Aires is a 5-star design hotel offering plush accommodation in upscale Puerto Madero. A bistro and a wine cellar are featured. WiFi access is available. Boasting stylish décor, rooms at Faena Hotel feature automatic velvet curtains and venetian blinds. All of them have home theatres and minibars. Decorated in white and Gold, the Bistro offers international cuisine. There is also a cellar containing the largest collection of Argentinean wines. Guests can unwind reading a book while sipping coffee in the Library lounge. Spa facilities include a sauna, a hammam, and hydromassage. A state-of-the-art fitness centre is also available.

Hotel Llao Llao   San Carlos De Bariloche

Level : 5*
Included : room & breakfast

Every space in the hotel is both beautiful and functional, creating the most unique blend of the highest standards, elegance and Patagonian majesty. Its exclusive services, the Conference and Convention rooms, Business Center, five top restaurants, 18-hole golf course, Lobby Bar, Spa and the two wings of the hotel - Ala Bustillo and Ala Lago Moreno – will make the Llao Llao Experience an unforgettable one.

Las Balsas Relais & Châteaux   Villa La Angostura

Level : 5*
Included : room & breakfast

The hotel was originally built in 1988. Since then his blue facade has become an iconic reference point from every corner of Kraft bay. The years passed and the needs were making the hotel grow in pursuit of better service. So it was built a new restaurant with its unique wine cellar, 3 more rooms and the magnificent Spa. The property is surrounded by 20 hectares of native forest that is protected in the natural vastness of Nahuel Huapi National Park. This allows to give the visitor a unique landscape frame. Today Las Balsas is an ample residence located on the shores of the magical Nahuel Huapi lake, which for more than 25 years has hosted guests seeking for calmness and relaxation. Calm, Courtesy, Character, Cuisine & Charme after all these years are still the same characteristics that make our service a different experience, highly valued by our visitors. Since 1995 is an exclusive member of Relais & Chateaux, a collection of the finest hotels and restaurants in the world, that combines tradition and modernity to the delight of those who love making their trips, the art of living.

Estancia Peuma-hue   San Carlos De Bariloche

Level : 4*
Included : room & breakfast

Estancia Peuma Hue is an enchanting hotel and Eco-lodge nestled within the grounds of the first and largest national park in Argentina, Nahuel Huapi National Park, in the Northern Patagonia Lake District. The Mountain Lodge comprises 2 houses with 4 independent rooms each and 3 private villas for accommodations; a boardroom, a Non-denominational Temple, an organic vegetable garden and greenhouse, boathouse, stables and pastures for the horses and cabins for our wonderful staff. With a capacity for 28 guests and staff living on-site, our eco-lodge offers a highly personalized experience and an inviting atmosphere for all.

2 nights hotel eolo lodge   El Calafate

Level : 5*
Included : room & breakfast, lunch (no drinks), dinner (no drinks), transfer arrival, transfer departure, local english-speaking guide

Eolo Lodge is a country, comfortable and spacious as the old estancias of Patagonia but with modern comforts. Recently opened, this lodge offers 17 suites with different views of the Argentino Lake, the valley of Anita, the arm Rico or the towers of Paine.

Option : upgrade room.

Eolo Lodge   El Calafate

Level : 5*
Included : room & breakfast, lunch (no drinks), dinner (no drinks), transfer arrival, transfer departure, local english-speaking guide

Eolo Lodge is a country, comfortable and spacious as the old estancias of Patagonia but with modern comforts. Recently opened, this lodge offers 17 suites with different views of the Argentino Lake, the valley of Anita, the arm Rico or the towers of Paine.

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