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.
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.
- Guided cycle tour in Buenos Aires
- Hiking on Cerro Otto, lake district
- Guided excursion to Perito Moreno Glacier
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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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Charlotte's fascination with Latin America began with a family holiday to Belize. She went on to study Spanish in school and at university before spending a year living in Santiago, Chile.
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Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.
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Maggie visited Latin America on her first backpacking trip when she was 19. Since then, she has taken every opportunity to travel, and has managed to explore a lot of the region in subsequent trips.
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