Overview & Highlights
An economical holiday with walking in the Patagonian lake district, around Fitz Roy and Perito Moreno glacier, with a backdrop of volcanoes and jagged, icy mountains. You also have time to explore on your own.
- Guided cycle tour in Buenos Aires
- Hiking on Cerro Otto, lake district
- Guided excursion to Perito Moreno Glacier
The world's most spectacular wildernesses can be hard to reach. Not so in Argentine Patagonia, just a short drive away from the airport at El Calafate you enter the stunning Los Glaciares National Park. This budget holiday includes walks in some of the loveliest landscapes in the country including the volcano-dotted lake district.
Your trip begins and ends in cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, considered to be Latin America's most European city, with its wide boulevards, colonial architecture and café society. Fly onto the Alpine-style resort town of Bariloche in the lake district, where you can explore the snow-dusted mountains, lakes and evergreen forests along gentle walking trails. From here you continue south to the windswept landscape of Patagonia, where you get up close to the vast Perito Moreno Glacier, which calves huge chunks of ice into the water below. El Chaltén is the jumping off point for explorations of the Fitz Roy region of Patagonia, which offers you the chance to admire some of the most dramatic mountain scenery on the continent.
Arrive in Buenos Aires. Transfer to your hotel.
Biking tour of stylish quarters of the capital.
Fly to Bariloche, lake district (northern Patagonia), transfer to hotel.
Guided excursion to Cerro Otto.
At leisure in the lake district.
Fly to El Calafate (southern Patagonia), transfer to hotel.
Visit Perito Moreno glacier; boat cruise on the lake.
By bus to El Chaltén; assistance to your hotel.
At leisure in the El Chaltén district, optional activities.
Return to El Calafate by public bus.
Transfer to the airport and fly to Buenos Aires. Transfer to hotel.
Transfer to airport.
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Experiencing an interesting mix of Colombian landscapes and wildlife and getting a real feel of the country and its people. Particularly liked Mompos and the Magdelena river and seeing the wax palms in the Valle de Cocora.JB. Gosport
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Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.
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Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.
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Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.
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