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Buenos Aires, Lake District and Glaciers

Buenos Aires, Bariloche and El Calafate
Duration: 9 days - 8 nights

  DAY 1

Buenos Aires – Arrival Day

Meet and greet at the International Airport. After clear customs you will be welcomed by your Ideas Guide at the Special VIP meeting point. You will be transferred to your hotel in Buenos Aires. After you do your check in and refresh, an experienced professional guide will lead an Orientation tour of the city. 

  DAY 2
Buenos Aires

We design a half day hour tour which will introduce you to a wide array of Buenos Aires neighborhoods and points of interests. A complete visit to La Boca, Caminito, Plaza de Mayo, San Telmo, Puerto Madero, Downtown and Palermo. You will have time not only to drive but also walk through a sampling of different areas in the northern part of BA.

In the afternoon, enjoy a pleasant stroll break at a nearby café in Recoleta. You will have time to relax, walk around, grab a coffee at one of the most traditional hangouts in the area and you will visit the Recoleta Cemetery.

In the evening have dinner at a great steak house to taste the famed Argentine beef and experience the traditional and contemporary tango at the best Tango Show of Buenos Aires.
  DAY 3

Buenos Aires

Discover the growth and history of Buenos Aires through a guided tour highlighting the city architectural gems. Visit the oldest Café of BA, the nicest bookstore, the oldest beauty salon and fabulous venues that belong to the early 1900´s that few people know about.

In the afternoon, take a private Tango lesson at a Tango studio. After learning how to dance tango, your teacher will take you to an exceptional Milonga and she will help you in your tango dancing.

  DAY 4

Buenos Aires

Enjoy a full day at a traditional Estancia surrounded by the wonderful green Pampas and the best cuisine. Visit the village of San Miguel del Monte in order to learn about the traditions in the countryside, visit the silversmiths and get in touch with the farmers and local people who live very differently from the ones in the big city of Buenos Aires.

  DAY 5

Buenos Aires – Bariloche

Check out and private transfer to Ezeiza Airport to take your flight to Bariloche. Reception at Bariloche airport and private transfer to the Llao Llao Hotel;

This day is at leisure to enjoy the facilities in and around your hotel.

  DAY 6

After breakfast, depart for a visit to Villa La Angostura. This charming Andean town is located 82 kilometers from Bariloche northwest of Nahuel Huapi Lake. Visit this upscale village where the exclusive Hosteria Las Balsas ( Relais & Chateaux ) is found; this is where you will have lunch, board a private boat and navigate the Nahuel Huapi as far as Puerto Pañuelo.

Walk through the Quetrihue Forest, explore Victoria Island and walk along the pathways through the Arrayanes Forest. Afterwards, you will be transfer back to the Llao Llao Hotel.

Depart for sunset at Arelauquen refuge, up in the mountain, you have a 20 minute transfer by van and another 20 minutes by a 4 WD transfer before reaching the top of the hill to enjoy the wonderful vista. Have a memorable dinner while enjoying a breathtaking view.

  DAY 7
Bariloche- El Calafate

Transfers to the airport to board your flight to El Calafate. Reception at El Calafate airport and private transfer to the hotel: Casa Los Sauces.

In the afternoon, your sightseeing tour in El Calafate will take you up into the surrounding hills where you will enjoy a panoramic view of El Calafate and the eastern part of Argentino Lake. You will return to El Calafate still overwhelmed by the beauty of this place.

  DAY 8
El Calafate

In the morning, transfer to Los Glaciares National Park. This Park contains the 23,000 square mile sub-Antarctic Continental Icecap known as the "Third Pole," birthplace of several major glaciers along the Patagonian Andes.

You will have a private English speaking guide who will be with you all day to explain the importance of the Glacier and the nature surrounding this fabulous National Park.

After walking along the catwalks and exploring the National Park, you will navigate along the Argentino Lake to have a better and closer view of the Perito Moreno Glacier.

Additional Tours:
• Mini-trekking: Go ashore to an uninhabited beach for an unparalleled Patagonia trekking experience: hiking on the huge turquoise glacier and observing the different species of birds including the Andean condor. The experience takes 2 hours.
• Big Ice: This ice hike is very demanding and it is advisable only for eighteen to forty-five year old participants who are in good physical condition. The hike takes about seven hours on ice and includes uneven terrain.

  DAY 9
El Calafate – Buenos Aires

Take the morning to relax in this town. Transfers to El Calafate airport to take flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival, transfer to the international airport for your departure flight back home..

Ideas Turísticas team also offers advice to ease your Argentina vacation. Please look at our informative Argentina Travel page. Our Staff will help you visit the destinations you want to see.

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