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Argentina 8 days: Bariloche & Calafate

This 8-day tour is for Patagonia Lovers. Between beautiful landscapes, mountains, and adventure you will discover two wonderful cities from south Argentina. Rafting, trekking through the well-known Arrayanes forest, horseback ride in a unique setting, Perito Moreno glacier.

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$2,679

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Duration

8 days

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  • What's included :
    • 7x Breakfast
    • 1x Dinner
    • 3x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 7 nights
    • 7 nights accommodation (category: standard)
    • Excursions mentioned on the itinerary (small group tours)
    • English / Spanish speaking guide
    • Transfers airport – hotel – airport (private service)
    • Entrance to the National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Perito Moreno Glacier
    What's excluded :
    • Meals (except when mentioned) and additional staff
    • Air transport (national and international)
    • Excursions indicated as optional
    • Entry/Admission - Isla Victoria
    • Entry/Admission - Bosque de Arrayanes

  • Day 1: Day 1: Welcome to Bariloche & Trekking to Cerro Llao Llao (-/-/-)

    Stop At: San Carlos de Bariloche, San Carlos de Bariloche, Province of Rio Negro, Patagonia
    Welcome to Patagonia, and one of the most famous cities of the region: Bariloche.
    Upon arrival, a driver will be waiting for you to take you to your hotel.

    Duration: 1 day

    Stop At: Parque Municipal Llao Llao, Calle Pque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, San Carlos de Bariloche R8405ARA Argentina
    This hike offers an amazing alternative to explore the Peninsula and access incredible panoramic views.
    The trekking starts in the vicinity of the Hotel Llao Llao, one of the most popular in northern Patagonia.

    Here you will follow, with your guide, a well marked trail system through the Llao Llao Peninsula Nature Reserve, an area destined to protect and preserve a beautiful old evergreen Southern Beech and Cypress forest.

    The 2,30-hour hike goes along the hills with its beautiful views and surprising flora. This trek will also provide you the opportunity to have great panoramic views of the lake Nahuel Huapi and the Andes range of mountains.

    The activity has 3 hours of total duration (duration of the walk from 1.30 to two hours).

    Easy to medium difficulty.

    Private service, with an English-speaking guide.

    Duration: 3 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Accommodation: Standard Category Hotel


    Day 2: Day 2: Rafting in the Rio Manso (B/L/-)

    Stop At: San Carlos de Bariloche, San Carlos de Bariloche, Province of Rio Negro, Patagonia
    Get ready to live a wonderful adventure, ideal for beginners! This trip can be enjoyed by the entire family (age +5). You will enjoy sandy beaches, thrilling rapids, and the whole splendor of the Andes.

    Once at the Steffen lake, at around midday, and after a brief put-in safety talk given by the head-guide, you are ready to go down the Río Manso!

    Surrounded by high peaks and exuberant forests, you are coming downstream while you observe the rich flora of the National Park: coihue, ciprés, arrayán,etc.

    You can also watch birds such as the martín Pescador (kingfisher)

    After approximately an hour and a half, you stop at a beautiful sandy beach, where your guides will prepare a delicious lunch!

    Around 3 p.m. you can continue with your adventure. From here on, the Manso becomes more and more thrilling.

    If you dare, you can enjoy a plunge in the river.

    Duration: 10 am – 7 pm
    Group excursion, with Spanish/English-speaking guide
    No previous experience is required.
    Duration: 9 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Accommodation: Standard Category Hotel


    Day 3: ​Day 3: Horseback ride at Estancia Haneck (B/L/-)

    Stop At: San Carlos de Bariloche, San Carlos de Bariloche, Province of Rio Negro, Patagonia
    Prepare to live an authentic country day in Patagonia!

    15 km from the Civic Center, within the Nahuel Huapi National Park is the establishment of the Haneck Family, former residents of the area. In the transition of the forest and the Patagonian steppe (ecotone) you will enjoy a day surrounded by nature.

    You will do a guided horseback ride through areas with exceptional views of the Patagonian steppe, where you can see the hills Las Buitreras and Carbón, the valley of the Ñirihuau river and a wide mountain range of the Andes Mountains.

    The tour lasts approximately two hours. After crossing a large marsh you will go through a mixed forest that features many varieties of local flora such as ñire, retamo, radal and lenga. You will then ascend to a ridge from which you will enjoy breathtaking views.

    The horseback ride culminates with an Argentinian barbecue (asado) or with a delicious country snack in a comfortable cabin.

    Private transfers, with English speaking guide.

    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Accommodation: Standard Category Hotel


    Day 4: Day 4: Trekking to Isla Victoria and Bosque de los Arrayanes (B/-/-)

    Stop At: Isla Victoria, Nahuel Huapi Lake, San Carlos de Bariloche Argentina
    The activity begins at 12:30. You will be transferred to Puerto Pañuelo.

    The sailing starts with 30 minutes across the blue waters of Lake Nahuel Huapi, in a modern and comfortable catamaran, you arrive at Puerto Anchorena, located in the central area of Victoria Island. From there you can wander about various marked trails. One of these trails lead to Playa del Toro, where you can see cave paintings and visit a beautiful volcanic sand beach. You can take any trail with your private English-speaking guide

    The catamarans have a capacity of 280 passengers.
    The boat tour is in group, but you will have a private English-speaking accompanying guide
    Duration: 8 hours

    Stop At: Bosque de Arrayanes, Argentina
    Onboard again you depart towards Peninsula Quetrihue where you will see the world-famous Bosque de Arrayanes which is absolutely unique. Trees in these protected areas are up to 650 years old. Its trunk appears twisted and contorted and has a smooth, intense cinnamon-coloured bark, which peels as the tree grows revealing some white spots underneath which make the Arrayanes unique in themselves. It is evergreen, with small, fragrant, oval leaves 2.0 to 2.5 cm long and 1.5 broad, and profuse white flowers in early to midsummer. It is said that filmmaker Walt Disney created Bambi after his inspiring visit to the area. Each corner of the island hosts its own unique surroundings and magnificent views, making this experience truly rewarding.

    You return to Puerto Pañuelo and a transfer will take you to your hotel.

    Approximate return time 7:30 pm.
    The catamarans have a capacity of 280 passengers.
    The boat tour is in group, but you will have a private English-speaking accompanying guide
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Accommodation: Standard Category Hotel


    Day 5: Day 5: Flight to Calafate & Dinner at a pre-Tehuelche Cave (B/-/D)

    Stop At: El Calafate, El Calafate, Province of Santa Cruz, Patagonia
    Private transfer to Bariloche airport. You will take your flight to the glacier region. Once you land in El Calafate, a driver will take you to your hotel.
    Duration: 1 day

    Stop At: Lago Argentino, El Calafate Argentina
    At around 6 pm, your English-speaking guide will pick you up with 4x4. You will take a trail that offers an impressive panorama around the turquoise lake, between cliffs and with a view to the Andes Mountains. You will arrive at an archeological site where you will observe rock paintings from the pre-Tehuelche culture (more than 4000 years old!).
    Patagonian dinner on site (included), sheltered by a cave, before returning to El Calafate at 23 hs.
    Group excursion with English-Speaking guide

    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Accommodation: Standard Category Hotel


    Day 6: Day 6: Trekking on Perito Moreno glacier (B/-/-)

    Stop At: Perito Moreno, Perito Moreno, Province of Santa Cruz, Patagonia
    Get ready for one of the most exciting adventures in Patagonia: you will walk on the ice giant Perito Moreno!

    The tour begins at the port "Bajo de las Sombras" where you will board on a boat to cross the Rico Lake. After 20 minutes of navigation with a view of the Canal de los Témpanos and the south wall of the glacier P. Moreno, you will reach the south-west coast.
    After the disembarkment, you will start the first hike along the shore of the lake for about 20 minutes to the glacier. When you reach the edge of the ice, you will put on the crampons.
    The hike on the glacier lasts about 1h30, and you will enjoy various ice formations such as cracks, seracs, sinkholes, small lagoons, etc. The guide will talk about local flora, fauna and general glaciology of the region.

    At the end of the walk, you will have free time to take a walk on the footbridges.

    Restricted activity: people + 65 years old, children - 10-years old, people with serious health problems, pregnant women.

    Group activity
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Accommodation: Standard Category Hotel


    Day 7: Day 7: Los Glaciares National Park adventure (B/L/-)

    Stop At: Perito Moreno Glacier, Los Glaciares National Park Argentina
    Pick up from 8 am at your hotel and after driving 60 km we arrive at the Los Pioneros boarding, in the southern area of Los Glaciares National Park .
    After sailing for an hour and disembarking at the end of the South Arm where our first 2 km trek begins to Lake Frías, which we sail again, in a Zodiac-type boat.
    Upon disembarking on the opposite bank, the second 4.5 km trek begins, passing through a forest with centuries-old lengas, and then through an ancient glacial valley. We walk until we reach Lake Frías Superior, which is covered with icebergs. From here, we will see the Dickson, Cubo and Grande glaciers! We have lunch with an amazing view and then start the return to the city of El Calafate.

    Full day excursion: from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    Available from October 1st to April 30th.
    Groups of up to 15 people and an authorized guide.
    Spanish and English speaking guide
    Transfers, lunch and entrance to the National Park included

    Duration: 11 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Accommodation: Standard Category Hotel


    Day 8: Day 8: End of trip (B/-/-)

    Stop At: El Calafate, El Calafate, Province of Santa Cruz, Patagonia
    According to your flight schedule, a private transfer will be arranged to take you to the airport.

    End of our services

    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • San Carlos de Bariloche Airport, RP80 S/N, San Carlos de Bariloche, Río Negro, Argentina
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. Luxury accommodation 9/30/2020 - 12/22/2020
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    12/23/2020 - 1/2/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    1/3/2021 - 2/12/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    2/13/2021 - 2/16/2021
    Monday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Tuesday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Saturday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    2/17/2021 - 12/21/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Superior accommodation 9/30/2020 - 12/22/2020
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    12/23/2020 - 1/2/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    1/3/2021 - 2/12/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    2/13/2021 - 2/16/2021
    Monday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Tuesday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Saturday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    2/17/2021 - 12/21/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Standard Accommodation 10/1/2020 - 12/22/2020
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    12/23/2020 - 1/2/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    1/3/2021 - 2/12/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    2/13/2021 - 2/16/2021
    Monday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Tuesday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Saturday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    2/17/2021 - 12/21/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Return Detail :
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    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

12

Organised by MATER Turismo Sustentable

Activity ID: V-123348P37

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