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Active Argentina Adventures

PRIVATE TOUR - 13 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM $6648+

Private Tour Highlights

  • A first impression of the city, learning the history of the fascinating neighborhoods
  • Visit the greenest area of Buenos Aires, alermo - with parks and elegant buildings
  • Kayak through the Delta and be amused by the most generous natural beauty in Buenos Aires
  • Take in a splendid view of Lago Escondido (Hidden Lake),
  • Head through the forest and across rivers defying muddy tracks with some off roading!
  • Discover the true nature of the secret within the Tierra del Fuego National Park
  • Walk through the forest, canoe down rivers and across lagoons to the famous Lapataia Bay
  • Enjoy a panoramic view of the Perito Moreno Glacier and admire the unique scenery
  • Full Day Upsala Kayak Experience on Lake Argentino in double touring kayaks
  • Witness the flora and fauna of the area; condors, eagles, and wild cows
  • Impressive sights of icebergs and the glacier walls
  • Learn basic climbing skills and trek on the massive glaciers
  • An adventurous day hiking the famous Fitz Roy Mountain
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Tour Overview

Active Argentina adventures await! World explorers are always seeking new, exciting, and adventurous destinations where they can experience the rush of a lifetime, sometimes traveling to the ends of the Earth to do so. With Yampu, adventure enthusiasts can do this quite literally. Southern Argentina is the place to quench that thirst for excitement!

In Buenos Aires, enjoy a city tour as an introduction to the city, learning the history of the fascinating neighborhoods. Bike through the city’s touristic sites until reaching comfortable kayaks. Row through the Delta while engaging in a tremendous and wonderful experience. In Ushuaia, just above the Andes, take in a splendid view of Lago Escondido (Hidden Lake), a little wonder that hides at the bottom of a valley. Afterwards, the enormous and impressive Lake Fagnano will be the main attraction. In the Land Rover Defender provided, head through the forest and across rivers defying muddy tracks with some exhilarating off roading by the shore of the lake!

Discover the true nature of the secret within the Tierra del Fuego National Park. Walk through the forest, canoe down rivers and across lagoons to get into the famous Lapataia Bay. Take on the Upsala Kayak Experience program, done totally in the Upsala channel of the Argentine lake to view giant icebergs. Witness the flora and fauna of the area. From condors, eagles and wild cows, to lenga and nire trees.

Departing from Tunel Bay, a natural bay near the river delta, take a boat from the port passing a spectacular view of Mount Fitz Roy and Mount Huemel. From there the boat will make for Viedma Glacier. Take in the impressive sight of icebergs and the glacier wall, towering 40 meters above the lake. Disembark and meet up with the guide, who will provide technical gear. Learn the basic climbing skills and safety procedures before starting the trek on the glacier! Later on, one will take on an adventurous day hiking the famous Fitz Roy Mountain for outstanding panoramic views of Cerro Fitz Roy. One can also see Laguna Sucia and Lago Viedma in the distance.

Inclusions
Price includes domestic and regional flights within the itinerary; all hotel accommodations including daily continental or buffet breakfast and daily city tax; all transfers between airports and hotels with assistance and baggage handling; guided tours in English including entrance fees.
Exclusions

International airfare (unless specifically included), airport departure taxes that must be paid on-site, gratuities, meals not mentioned, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages with meals, early / late check-out, room service, visa fees/services and other personal items or services not mentioned.

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Pricing Details
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Double £$6648 £$7107 £$7645 £$10318
Single £$9792 £$10883 £$11957 £$16267

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

Overnight Flight to Argentina

Take an overnight international Flight to Buenos Aires.

Take an overnight international Flight to Buenos Aires.

Day
2

Buenos Aires

Upon arrival to the airport, be met by an English speaking guide and transferred to the hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Upon arrival to the airport, be met by an English speaking guide and transferred to the hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Buenos-Aires-harbor-Argentina
Day
3

Buenos Aires City Tour

Today in Buenos Aires, enjoy a city tour as an introduction to the city. This tour gives a first impression of the city, learning the history of the fascinating neighborhoods. Visit Plaza de Mayo with Pink House, "Casa Rosada," and Metropolitan Cathedral. After that, head for San Telmo, once the residential district chosen by Buenos Aires aristocracy. The port district of La Boca is the next attraction. It is a working class area where most of the Italian immigrants, mainly from Genoa, settled during the last read more...

Today in Buenos Aires, enjoy a city tour as an introduction to the city. This tour gives a first impression of the city, learning the history of the fascinating neighborhoods. Visit Plaza de Mayo with Pink House, "Casa Rosada," and Metropolitan Cathedral. After that, head for San Telmo, once the residential district chosen by Buenos Aires aristocracy. The port district of La Boca is the next attraction. It is a working class area where most of the Italian immigrants, mainly from Genoa, settled during the last decades of the 19th century. In La Boca stop for emblematic Caminito Street. Leaving La Boca behind, continue this journey to Puerto Madero area, the most modern and fancy area of the city. Next, visit the most green area of Buenos Aires called Palermo - with parks and elegant buildings. The last stop to be made will be in the Recoleta area with its cemetery. This tour can be adapted to one’s preferences in terms of order and time in each place to be discussed with an experienced guide. ...read less

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Day
4

Bike and Canoe to Tigre

Meet at Plaza San Martin with an English-speaking guide then enjoy a relaxing trip to Tigre by train. Afterwards, bike through the city's touristic sites until reaching comfortable kayaks. Row through the Delta while engaging in a tremendous and wonderful experience. There will be the opportunity to hear about the history of the place and to be amused by its unique landscape: the most generous natural beauty in Buenos Aires. Lunch is included.

Meet at Plaza San Martin with an English-speaking guide then enjoy a relaxing trip to Tigre by train. Afterwards, bike through the city's touristic sites until reaching comfortable kayaks. Row through the Delta while engaging in a tremendous and wonderful experience. There will be the opportunity to hear about the history of the place and to be amused by its unique landscape: the most generous natural beauty in Buenos Aires. Lunch is included.

Day
5

Buenos Aires - Ushuaia

This morning, be met at the hotel and transferred to the airport for a flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia. Upon arrival to the airport, be met and transferred to the selected hotel.

This morning, be met at the hotel and transferred to the airport for a flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia. Upon arrival to the airport, be met and transferred to the selected hotel.

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Day
6

Ushuaia

Group Full Day Lakes Off-Road Tour
From above the Andes, take in a splendid view of Lago Escondido (Hidden Lake), a little wonder that hides at the bottom of a valley. Afterwards, the enormous and impressive Lake Fagnano will be the main attraction. Fun and enjoyment never depends on weather. In the Land Rover Defender provided, head through the forest and across rivers defying muddy tracks and by the shore of the lake with unique views. Once at the refuge, enjoy a barbecue and Argentine Malbec shared with read more...

Group Full Day Lakes Off-Road Tour
From above the Andes, take in a splendid view of Lago Escondido (Hidden Lake), a little wonder that hides at the bottom of a valley. Afterwards, the enormous and impressive Lake Fagnano will be the main attraction. Fun and enjoyment never depends on weather. In the Land Rover Defender provided, head through the forest and across rivers defying muddy tracks and by the shore of the lake with unique views. Once at the refuge, enjoy a barbecue and Argentine Malbec shared with travelers from all over the world.
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Day
7

Trekking and Canoeing in the National Park

Discover the true nature of the secret within the Tierra del Fuego National Park. On this tour, walk through the forest, canoe down rivers and across lagoons to get into the famous Lapataia Bay. Take a trip around the national Park to learn of the area’s ornithology, geology, ecology, trekking, canoeing, and photography opportunities. With an experienced guide who will pay attention to every detail, enjoy every attraction the place has to offer. Lunch is included

Discover the true nature of the secret within the Tierra del Fuego National Park. On this tour, walk through the forest, canoe down rivers and across lagoons to get into the famous Lapataia Bay. Take a trip around the national Park to learn of the area’s ornithology, geology, ecology, trekking, canoeing, and photography opportunities. With an experienced guide who will pay attention to every detail, enjoy every attraction the place has to offer. Lunch is included

Day
8

Ushuaia- Calafate

Transfer to Ushuaia's airport for the flight to El Calafate. Upon arrival in Calafate, be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel in the city.

Transfer to Ushuaia's airport for the flight to El Calafate. Upon arrival in Calafate, be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel in the city.

Calafate_Torres_del_Paine
Day
9

Perito Moreno Excursion

Leave Calafate, heading towards Perito Moreno Glacier. It is an 80 km long bus ride, making stops along the way to take pictures. A guide from "Los Glaciares" National Park will be accompanying, explaining the surrounding area, the history and mysticism of the unique glacier. After entering the Andean Patagonian forest area, stop at "Curva de los Suspiros" (Sighs Curve), to enjoy the first panoramic view of the Perito Moreno Glacier. Continuing on, admire the scenery from platforms and balconies in front of read more...

Leave Calafate, heading towards Perito Moreno Glacier. It is an 80 km long bus ride, making stops along the way to take pictures. A guide from "Los Glaciares" National Park will be accompanying, explaining the surrounding area, the history and mysticism of the unique glacier. After entering the Andean Patagonian forest area, stop at "Curva de los Suspiros" (Sighs Curve), to enjoy the first panoramic view of the Perito Moreno Glacier. Continuing on, admire the scenery from platforms and balconies in front of the glacier with some free time to visit them independantly. ...read less

calafate-glacier-argentina
Day
10

Day Upsala Kayak Experience on Lake Argentino

The two-hour Upsala Kayak Experience program is done totally in the Upsala channel of the Argentine lake and allows sailing in double touring kayaks with the possibility to view giant icebergs, always following safety protocols. The professional guides will be with each small group of passengers, slowly paddling and adapting the levels of the group and weather conditions. Witness the flora and fauna of the area (condors, eagles, wild cows, and lenga and nire trees) as well as passing many cliffs and mountains.

The two-hour Upsala Kayak Experience program is done totally in the Upsala channel of the Argentine lake and allows sailing in double touring kayaks with the possibility to view giant icebergs, always following safety protocols. The professional guides will be with each small group of passengers, slowly paddling and adapting the levels of the group and weather conditions. Witness the flora and fauna of the area (condors, eagles, wild cows, and lenga and nire trees) as well as passing many cliffs and mountains.

Day
11

Calafate - Chalten

This morning, be met at the hotel and transferred with a private service to the selected hotel in Chalten.

This morning, be met at the hotel and transferred with a private service to the selected hotel in Chalten.

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Day
12

Day Viedma Pro Ice Trekking Excursion

The tour departs from Tunel Bay, a natural bay near the river delta, 17 km south of Chalten. Taking a boat from the port, sail south, passing a spectacular view of Mount Fitz Roy and Mount Huemel. From there the boat will make for Viedma Glacier. Sail by, taking in the impressive sight of icebergs and the glacier wall towering 40 meters above the lake.
Disembark and meet up with the guide, who will provide technical gear. Learn the basic climbing skills and safety procedures before starting the trek on the read more...

The tour departs from Tunel Bay, a natural bay near the river delta, 17 km south of Chalten. Taking a boat from the port, sail south, passing a spectacular view of Mount Fitz Roy and Mount Huemel. From there the boat will make for Viedma Glacier. Sail by, taking in the impressive sight of icebergs and the glacier wall towering 40 meters above the lake.
Disembark and meet up with the guide, who will provide technical gear. Learn the basic climbing skills and safety procedures before starting the trek on the glacier. There will be a stop later for lunch before returning to the boat and arriving back to Tunel Bay Port.
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viedma-ice-trekking
Day
13

Trekking to Fitz Roy Mountain

At 8:30, a van will pick up at the hotel for an adventurous day hiking the famous Fitz Roy Mountain. The van will take the route to Lodge El Pilar (18 km), where the hike will begin. Taking the valley of Rio Blanco, see the first balcony to Piedras Blancas Glacier. From there, walk another 1.5 hours until reaching Rio Blanco Campsite, then it's another hour up the trail reaching Laguna de los Tres. From the lake, there are even better panoramic views of Cerro Fitz Roy. One can also see Laguna Sucia and Lago read more...

At 8:30, a van will pick up at the hotel for an adventurous day hiking the famous Fitz Roy Mountain. The van will take the route to Lodge El Pilar (18 km), where the hike will begin. Taking the valley of Rio Blanco, see the first balcony to Piedras Blancas Glacier. From there, walk another 1.5 hours until reaching Rio Blanco Campsite, then it's another hour up the trail reaching Laguna de los Tres. From the lake, there are even better panoramic views of Cerro Fitz Roy. One can also see Laguna Sucia and Lago Viedma in the distance. After lunch (own account) start the return to El Chalten taking the trail to Laguna Capri. ...read less

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Day
14

Chalten - Calafate - Buenos Aires - Home

At the appropriate time, be met in the hotel lobby and be transferred to the airport for the flight back home.


At the appropriate time, be met in the hotel lobby and be transferred to the airport for the flight back home.


Buenos Aires, Argentina

Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego Province, Argentina

El Calafate, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina

El Chaltén, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina

Places You'll See

  • Buenos Aires

    One of South America’s most stunning cities, Buenos Aires will charm and delight anyone who walks its dazzling streets. Enjoy watching a tango show or visiting the many shopping centers such as Alto Palermo, or Paseo Alcorta. Buenos Aires is also home to several music festivals such as Quilmes Rock, Creamfields BA, and the Buenos Aires Jazz Festival.

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    Ushuaia

    Regarded as the southernmost city of the world, Ushuaia has a lot of things to see. Take the End of the World Train to the Tierra del Fuego National Park for hiking on their well-marked trails. Sail around the Beagle Channel view gorgeous views of the mountains, as well as sea lions and penguins. Or visit the Presidio, the museum of the historical military prison of Ushuaia.

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    Calafate

    Named after the flowering bush common to the area, El Calafate provides a serene place to stay, away from the rush of the city. Listen to the sounds of cracking ice from the nearby glacier viewing platforms. Enjoy the numerous camping sites during the summer, and catch glimpses of the local wildlife. At night, enjoy the unpolluted, starlit sky.

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    Chalten

    overlooking the Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, this adventurer’s paradise draws thousands of trekkers to explore the exciting trails of the area. Every year, more travelers and explorers alike come to see what the beautiful area is all about. This hiker’s dream of massive mountains encrusted with glaciers and shimmering waterfalls holds the traveler captive in its beauty with its endless options of exploitative trekking.

Hotel Options

3 Star Properties

Buenos Aires : Savoy Hotel, BA

Buenos Aires : Rendez-Vous Hotel

Ushuaia : The House

Ushuaia : Hosteria del Recodo

Ushuaia : Patagonia Hosteria Jarké

Calafate : Cauquenes de Nimez

Calafate : Sierra Nevada Hotel

4 Star Properties

Buenos Aires : Loi Suites, BA

Buenos Aires : Hotel Madero

Buenos Aires : Design CE

Ushuaia : Tierra de Leyendas

Ushuaia : Los Acebos

Ushuaia : Lennox Hotel

Calafate : El Galpon del Glaciar

Calafate : Esplendor El Calafate Hotel

Calafate : Los Ponchos Boutique Hotel

Chalten : Hosteria Confin Patagonico

Chalten : Hosteria el Pilar

5 Star Properties

Buenos Aires : Hub Porteno

Buenos Aires : Legado Mitico, BA

Buenos Aires : Sofitel Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires : MIO Buenos Aires

Ushuaia : Las Hayas Resort

Ushuaia : Arakur Ushuaia Resort & Spa

Ushuaia : Los Cauquenes Resort & Spa

Calafate : Xelena Hotel & Suites

Calafate : Alto Calafate Hotel Patagonico

Calafate : Los Sauces Casa Patagonica

Luxury Properties

Buenos Aires : Algodon Mansion

Buenos Aires : Duhau Park Hyatt

Buenos Aires : Alvear Palace

Ushuaia : Arakur Ushuaia Resort and Spa Sea View Room

Calafate : Eolo Lodge

Testimonials

Joe F

Traveled November, 2014

Overall, we had an amazing trip

Overall, we had an amazing trip. Every location you chose was spot on for our delight, superb service, and food out of this world (frankly the tastiest stretch of food we have ever eaten). The Patagonia Choices including Helsingfors and El Pedral were the exact bit of quiet serenity, mixed with unspeakable beauty and copious amounts of wildlife that were all new to me and definitely new to Stephanie. She, as a first time South American traveler really got a taste of a mini adventure and different regions..which I am sure only wet her appetite for more. The attention we received at El Pedral was beyond that of just normal service, and if you can believe it, they cooked a Thanksgiving dinner just for Steph and I because they knew it was our holiday back home so so VERY special. I can’t tell you how much The Helsingfors people and El Pedral went out of their way to accommodate our every need, from breakfast selections, being ready at every minute, and most importantly never rushing us. It was awe inspiring.I felt particularly comforted in the communication with Jennifer back home and the constant updates whenever we called, not to mention the last minute plans to come home early that were executed beautifully with our cheerful guide.

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Chris

Traveled July, 2007

Thank you so much for looking after us so well.

My girlfriend, Annie, and I had the most awesome time in South America. We arrived to snow which was a bit of bonus for me, coming from Australia. Apparently it was the first time in 80 years that they had had snow in BsAs (Buenos Aires).The Kempinski Hotel was absolutely fabulous. They had a helpful staff, and it was probably the best position in town for us. They looked after our luggage while we went off to Iguazu Falls and Uruguay, and couldn’t have been more helpful.In fact, all arrangements were on time in Argentina (apart from Aerolinas’ flights!) and after that first hiccup I must say we were impressed.Iguazu Falls, what can I say? You booked the Grand Adventure for us and I shall never forget the boat trip and seeing the falls for the first time from the water! It was awesome. I am so glad we booked the Sheraton Hotel for its situation.Staff at all hotels were excellent. Mabel and Mercedes at Colonia sorted out our vouchers and travel details for us, and we found that one of the male members on staff at The Balmoral spoke excellent English and even tuned the TV in so that we could watch the BBC World News.I would definitely recommend the tour we did and we are even talking about seeing more of Argentina later on, perhaps combining it with a trip to Chile.We met some very interesting people and thoroughly enjoyed all our tours. Thank you so much for looking after us so well.

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Andy

Traveled March, 2011

I had been promising myself this trip to Patagonia for some years and am happy to report that it has exceeded all my expectations.

I had a truly fantastic time in Chile and Argentina. The trip went like a dream with absolutely no hitches. I had been promising myself this trip to Patagonia for some years and am happy to report that it has exceeded all my expectations. Thanks for putting together a great itinerary for me and taking the hard work out of planning my vacation.I will be in touch to seek your help planning my next trip to south-america whenever that may be.

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