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The best of Patagonia: Bariloche and El Calafate

8 DAYS - 7 NIGHTS

Enjoy these 8 days travelling through gorgeous landscapes starting in Bariloche. Then, travel to Austral Patagonia and marvel at the sheer presence of Perito Moreno Glacier. This is a trip visiting the main attactions in north and south Patagonia.

– Visit the north and south Patagonia with completely different landscapes but both marvelous by the same.

– Enjoy the unique views that Bariloche has to offer, surrounded by landscapes of lakes and snowy peaks mountains. 

– Get the experience of sailing the Lago Nahuel Huapi through its most important branch to enjoy a unique moment

– Discover the secrets of the glaciers in El Calafate. Perito Moreno Glacier and its unique rupture process is waiting for you. 

– Sail along the Rico Lake to get the best views of Perito Moreno Glacier. 

– Do you want even more? It is possible to trek on the glacier by adding a supplement

Day 1 – Bariloche Airport – Bariloche 

We welcome you at Bariloche`s Airport and then transfer to the hotel to check in. The rest of the day is at leisure to visit the city center on our own or to do any of the optional Excursions that Bariloche has to offer us.

In the afternoon we recommend  to do the excursion Small Circuit (non – included), which is almost obligatory not only because it shows representative places of the Andean landscape, but also because in half a day one can get to know and fall in love with this city.

Accommodation in Bariloche – Double or Single Base
Included Meals: None
Optional Excursion Recommended: Small Circuit

Day 2 – Full Day Tour Villa La Angostura & San Martin de los Andes

Today we will visit the town of San Martín de los Andes which is located south of the Neuquén province. It’s nestled in an ample valley on the shores of Lago Lacar, at an elevation of 640 meters over sea level.

We will travel to San Martín de los Andes, going through Villa la Angostura first, and then towards the Siete Lagos, where we can enjoy the most beautiful scenery in the region, crystalline lakes, with unusual colors of blue and green, framed by dense, old woods. After arriving at San Martín de los Andes, a typical mountain town, we will have time to visit the city on our own and to enjoy. In the afternoon we go back to our hotel in Bariloche.

Accommodation in Bariloche – Double or Single Base
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 – Bariloche

After Breakfast the rest of the day is at leisure to visit the town on our own or to do any of the optional Excursions that Bariloche has to offer us.

Accommodation in Bariloche – Double or Single Base
Included Meals: Breakfast
Optional Excursion Recommended: Chocolate Tasting Experience 
Optional Excursion Recommended: Bariloche Beer Experience 

Day 4 – Blest Port & Cántaros Waterfall Navegation 

After breakfast we transfer to Puerto Pañuelo on the Llao Llao peninsula, and after one hour of sailing, we will arrive at Centinela Island, resting place of Perito Francisco Pascasio Moreno, father of National Parks in Argentina, followed by a visit to Cascada de los Cántaros (Cántaros Waterfall.) Later on, a walk through the lush vegetation of the Valdivian rainforest, arriving at Lago Cántaros (Cántaros Lake,) the mouth of the waterfall, where we can witness the overwhelming sight of a 1,500-year-old larch tree. A short 5 minute sail later, we will finally arrive at Puerto Blest, a place that has amazed tourists from all over the world. From there, we will be able to tour the bay and the shores of Lago Frías and its peculiar green waters, which originate at one of the glaciers on Cerro Tronador, the natural border between Argentina and Chile. Then we go back to our hotel.

Accommodation in Bariloche – Double or Single Base
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 – Bariloche – El Calafate

After Breakfast we transfer to Bariloche`s Airport to take our flight to our next destination: El Calafate. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to visit the town on our own. 

Accommodation in El Calafate – Double or Single Base
Included Meals: Breakfast
Domestic Flight from Bariloche to El Calafate is non included. 

Day 6 – Full Day Tour Perito Moreno Glacier with Safari Nautico Boat Trip 

It is a full day excursion which consists of sightseeing of the Perito Moreno Glacier.

We will depart from El Calafate, go round the southern bank of Lago Argentino, past Bahia Redonda, where a great variety of avifauna can be seen. We will go along the Patagonic steppe during the first 40 km, and then enter Los Glaciares National Park, which is plenty of trees that are typical of this region such as the ones belonging to the family of Nothofagus (ñires, lengas, cohiues) and others such as calkers, notros and cinnamon trees.

Then we will go to “Bajo de las Sombras” port (at only 7 Km from the walkways), where we will get on board a ship sailing Lago Argentino, to enjoy, from the water and at only some meters away, every detail of the marbled side of the glacier.

After that we start our way back to El Calafate.

Accommodation in El Calafate – Double or Single Base
Included Meals: Breakfast, Box Lunch

Day 7 – El Calafate

After breakfast the rest of the day is at leisure to visit the town on our own or to do any of the optional Excursions that El Calafate has to offer us.

Accommodation in El Calafate – Double or Single Base
Comidas Incluidas: Desayuno
Optional Excursion Recommended: Full Day Tour El Chalten

Day 8 – El Calafate – El Calafate Airport 

At the indicated time  we transfer to El Calafate to take our flight to our next destination. End of the services. 

Comidas Incluidas: Desayuno

INCLUDED SERVICES

– Transfers from / to Bariloche`s Airport
– 4 Night`s Accommodation in Bariloche – Double or Single Base
– Full Day Tour to Villa La Angostura & San Martin de los Andes  
– Blest Port & Cantaros Waterfall Navegation 
– Transfers from / to El Calafate`s Airport
– 3 Night`s Accommodation in El Calafate – Double or Single Base 
– Full Day Tour Perito Moreno Glacier with Safari Nautico Boat Trip 
– 7 Breakfasts, 1 Box Lunch 

NON INCLUDED SERVICES

– Entrance Fees to National Parks / Reserves 
– Port Fee 
– Tips
– Flights
– Optional Excursions 

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