Patagonia with Torres del Paine and Waterfalls Iguazu in 19 Days
CODE : PQT052
Argentina – Patagonia + Torres del Paine + Waterfalls Iguazu in 19 Days
Individual tour with, hotels/transport and excursions included
From Buenos aires to — Buenos Aires
You can choose this tour in 2 options
1 classic tour: in 3* hotels/ mix local transport – private / mix private excursions – internat group
2 Luxe tour: all 4 * hotels / private transport / private excursions/
The most southern part of Latin America, dividing Chile and Argentina, is Patagonia.
It is one of the most capricious mountainlandscapes in the world, a last impressive breaking loose of the Andes before going under in the sea.
But it is also a country of endless splendid untouched nature, penguins, glaciers, whales. We cross over Patagonia by bus and plane concerning a very large distance, certain is that you return homeward with pure lungs and a lost heart for this nature ! As extra you get a visit to the water falls of Iguazu !
How do we work ?
In our packet, you travel all by yourself, Sap Holidays take care for you, we reserve all your hotels and transport. When you arrive in Argentina you find in your first hotel an envelop with all the vouchers for hotels /buses and excursions. The excursions you do in International groups with English speaking guides.
We arrange also your transfers and give you the bus tickets to go from A to B, like this, you travel around by yourself but without worry’s , all arranged thru Sap Holidays. If there are any problems, you always find support by contacting our offices!
- All bus transport, all hotels and all the tours as indicated in the program.
- All your vouchers, information packet, like general info over all the places you visit.
- All hotels are based on double room with private bathroom, single rooms on request for an extra price,
- All the transfers.
- Your food, in the hotels is breakfast included.
- The entry fees and taxes, like airport tax.
- Local and international flights ( we also can arrange).
Domestic flights can most probably be cheaper arranged via an Air pass of the destination. Please check your own flight/IATA contact. Flights stated in the proposal are example flights; therefore flight times and prices are subject to change. Not before Sap Holidays has received the full payment of the booked flights on their account, the flights can be printed. Up until that moment flight prices, times and availability is subject to change.
- Travel itineraries are on base of availability of the locations by booking. Hotels/providers can still implement price changes; therefore prices are subject to change in case no reservation and down payment is made.
Travel itineraries are excluding (National Park)
- Entrance fees, unless this is otherwise mentioned in the proposal.
- 24 hour per day accessible by emergencies. The emergency phone will be forwarded in case for any reason the emergency phone is not instantly answered. In this case we ask you for your patience, as the forwarding takes a few minutes.
- Drinks are not standard included in the meals.
- At arrival in Buenos Aires the passenger obtains an information package with travel information, map of Buenos Aires, vouchers and if applicable a route description and bus tickets.
- In case the passenger wants to make alterations to the travel itinerary while already being in South-America, any extra costs will have to be paid by the passenger himself.
- A good covering health & travel insurance is obligatory
DepartureRuins. Puno, Perú | Altitude: 2050 – 4200 m.
Dress CodeCasual, comfortable athletic clothing, hat and light jacket.
Day 1 :
Arrival in Buenos Aires George chavez airport, the transfer pick you up, at the airport and bring you to your first hotel in centre Buenos Aires. To do this, we need your flight number and hour of arrival in advance !!
- 1 x Private Transfer International Airport EZE – City Center Hotel Based on 2 pax.
- 1 x Standard Room, including breakfast, DBL.
Day 2 :
This first day quietly, after a long flight you have enough time, the complete day to discover this fascinating sparkling capital of Argentina. The city has several districts with each an other face. The best picture of the city you get by undertaking an excursion with a bicycle and guide along these districts ,the Plaza the Mayo, Casa Rosada (the rose presidential palace), Theatre Colon, Boca football stadium ,the worker district which has been built entirely around the stadium of Boca juniors with its colourful houses.Included in this Packet Football is and remains very important for Argentina here lives still the football fever!
You can visit the football stage in a tour, the port “Puerto madero” is also worth the effort, with its an renovated dock with nice restaurants, the tango neighbourhood of “San Telmo”, this is the heart of Buenos aires with many antique shops and especially the “TANGO” .Palermo” is the richer neighbourhood with a lot of parks ,Recolette is the nightlife busy place,,, around the cemetery where the very well-known “Evita Peron” try to rest, or visit the famous café Tortoni. You see sufficient and even too much to discover in this city , evenings in Buenos Aires are also an adventure. From sparkling nightlife, to excursion tango/diner shows enthusiastic till early morning. You can in the evening also enjoys Argentinean wines and huge steaks on the BBQ.
- 1 x Standard Room, including breakfast, DBL
- 2 x HD city tour by bike, Regular ( without transfers)
Day 3 :
Buenos Aires Puerto Madryn
Private Transfer Hotel – National Airport AEP
Today we take a flight to Puerto Madryn
Península Valdés is a spectacular nature reserve which is ranked on the UNESCO world heritage list and offers an overwhelming variety of animal life. Besides the chance (depending the season) to see penguins, whales, sea lions, seals and orcas, the nature reserve is also home to ´mara´s (Patagonian hare), ´choiques´ (family of the ostrich) and ´guanacos´ (a small lama).Puerto Madryn has a picturesque location on the bay ´Golfo Nuevo´, with a nice beach, a walking promenade and numerous restaurants and small shops. It is the gateway to Península Valdés.
You will be taken to the airport. From Buenos Aires you fly to Trelew. Then you will be transferred to the hotel in about an hour and a half.
Puerto Madryn is a pleasant city with a beach, a boulevard and many restaurants on the bay Golfo Nuevo. It is the gateway to the Península Valdés Nature Reserve. This peninsula has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its rich fauna. Penguins, sea lions, whales, orcas and seals are often spotted here (depending on the season). Perhaps unexpected, but also on land, various animals can be seen such as guanacos (llama-like), the mara (a hare that only lives in Patagonia) and rhea (family of the ostrich; a small variant). Look for a cozy restaurant in the evening; the specialty of this region is fish and seafood.
- 1 x Standard Room, including breakfast, DBL
- 1 * transfer in Puerto Madryn + 1 * transfer in Buenos aires
Day 4 :
If you are staying in Puerto Madryn it is a must to go to Península Valdés to spot animals. The peninsula has been declared a Natural World Heritage Site by Unesco because of the special animals that you can see here. You go to Istmo Ameghino, where you can always see many birds and sea lions. There is also an interesting visitor center. From afar you can already smell the fishy smell that comes from eating the animals. There are sea elephant seals they can be seen in various places. Visit the Punta Norte lighthouse and when the season is right, be sure to take a boat trip to spot whales or killer whales. There are whales from mid-June to mid-December; with the best time from late August to mid-November. Sometimes you will see dozens of animals swimming by. The boat trip departs from Puerto Pirámides. Don’t just focus on the sea creatures, foxes, hares, llamas, guanacos, ostriches and armadillos live on the mainland.
- 1 x Standard Room, including breakf
Day 5 :
You will leave Puerto Madryn in the morning to visit the greatest continental Reserve of Magellan’s penguin. Imagine walking between more than half a million penguins. This is what you will do when you arrive at Punta Tombo, with the necessary time to get to know their habitat and way of life. The tour guide will accompany you during the long walk that takes 2 hours and he will give you an interpretation of the life of the penguins, discovering every detail about Patagonia. (Full day, regular).
If you are here in the period from September to April, then go to the penguins at Punta Tombo./ If you dont like to go, you can take a day of close to the beach.
- 2 x FD Punta Tombo, Regular excursion.
- 1 x Standard Room, including breakfast, DBL.
Day 6 :
Puerto Madryn – Calafate
El Calafate is beautifully situated on the Patagonian altiplano, just along the azure Lago Argentino. It was named after a typical bush of the area, known by its delicious fruits and its thorned branches. The village, also known as the “Capital de los Glaciares”, is the starting point to visit Los Glaciares National Park, its forest, lakes and its best-known character: Perito Moreno Glacier.
- 1 x Standard Room, including breakfast, DBL.
- 2 x Transfer Airport FTE- Hotel Regular.
Day 7 :
Today we visit The amazing glacier Perito moreno. OPTIONAL Take an adventurous excursion of ice trekking on the Perito Moreno glacier! You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to Los Glaciers National Park. At the lookout point, you will have plenty of time to marvel at the impressive sight of the Perito Moreno Glacier.
By boat, you will sail to the starting point of the mini trekking on ice! First, you will be given a brief explanation about the history of the glacier, after which you will tie on crampons that will help you walk on the glacier. Enjoy the silence in this bizarre landscape. In the late afternoon, you will get transferred back to your hotel.
Note: Only applicable for people between 10 and 65 years old and for people with good health.
Note: Included is the standard visit to the glacier. Optional is the Ice trekking.
- 1 x Standard Room, including breakfast, DB
- 2 x FD excursion to Perito Moreno Glacier
Day 8 / 9 :
El Chaltén is situated on the northern margin of Lago Viedma, in the confluence of rivers De las Vueltas and Fitz Roy, in the National Reserve Zona Viedma in Los Glaciares National Park. This landscape combines the magic of glaciers, hidden lagoons, estancias, Lake Viedma, and the magnetic presence of mount Fitz Roy. The summit of its unmistakable majestic silhouette is almost always covered in a cloud that the Tehuelche Indians thought was smoke, a mistake that gave origin to the name ´Chaltén´, which means volcano.
El Chaltén is contiguous to Lake Viedma and its reserve has been declared National Hiking Capital for the variety of activities performed by hikers and climbers. Most outings start in town, and it is not necessary to be an expert to follow the circuits if you walk on a current trail. The granitic towers of the Torre and Fitz Roy mountains compose spectacular panorama together with glaciers Viedma, Upsala, and Moyano, which drain into Lago Viedma.
Own account from Hotel in FTE to Bus Station in FTE.
Own account from Bus Station in Chalten to Htl in Chalten.
- 2 x Public bus El Calafate – El Chaltén Round trip
- 1 x Standard room, including breakfast, DBL / 1 nights Chalten 1 night Calafate
Day 10 :
Calafate Spegazzini and the Upsala glaciers
Full day sailing very similar to All Glaciers tour but covers only the northern arm of Lake Argentino. The tour goes through the Spegazzini and the Upsala glaciers, entering the bays that they form and also includes sailing in the cord of icebergs located about 20 km from the Upsala glacier.
In the case of recruiting the tour transportation from your hotel, we will pick you up around 7:30 Am and will undertake the journey of 50 Km to Punta Bandera, where the boat departs at 9 o’clock. In the case of having your own vehicle, you must get to the port of Punta Bandera at 8:30 Am.
The first part of the excursion is in the northern arm of Lake Argentino across the Boca del Diablo, the narrowest part of the lake, then you will go to the Upsala channel and the Spegazzini channel where you are able to see, at the end of each channel, the respective glaciers. The navigation runs between spectacular icebergs of immense size and varied forms.
From the boat you will see, among others, the Upsala, the Spegazzini and the Perito Moreno glaciers, the largest and highest respectively among all glaciers in the park.
Keep in mind that boats have very good heating and you only need to go out on deck in case you want to take pictures.
- 1 x excursion Spegazzini and the Upsala glaciers
- 1 x Standard room, including breakfast, DBL / 1 night Calafate
Day 11 / 12 / 13 :
Torres del Paine
The name of the National Park is a result of the three granite pillars and is famous for her spectacular glaciers, turquoise lakes, and exquisite fauna. The Park is perfect for making hiking treks to discover the exceptional beauty of the surroundings. Declared a biosphere reserve by UNESCO in 1978, the Torres del Paine National Park is internationally recognized as one of the most beautiful, unique and uncontaminated places on the planet. It is a place of lakes, rivers, waterfalls, glaciers, forests, and incredible wildlife.
The vegetation of the park is different in each zone you visit. The most common species are the Mata Barrosa, the Calafate, the Estepa and the Coiron, Capachitos, and Orquideas. There are also small woods of Lenga and Coihue in the zones near the Pehoe Lake and the Lago de Grey trail. The most common animals that habitat the park are guanacos, ñandues, condors, pumas, zorros grises and culpeos, and a huge variety of birds whose principal habitats are found around the lakes and lagoons. Here we can do some amazing trekking like the Valle Frances.
- 2 x Public Bus El Calafate – Laguna Amarga – with excursion National Park Regular
- 2 x Public Bus Laguna Amarga – Pudeto
- 2 x Catamarán Pudeto – Pehoe round trip
- 2 x Bed on a shared room with full board – Lodge Paine Grande
- 2 x Bed on shared room, Refugio Torre Norte, Bed with Full board
Day 14 :
Day 14 Torres del Paine Calafate
Today we return back to calafate.
El Calafate is beautifully situated on the Patagonian altiplano, just along the azure Lago Argentino. It was named after a typical bush of the area, known by its delicious fruits and its horned branches. The village, also known as the “Capital of the Glaciers”, is the starting point to visit Los Glaciares National Park, its forest, lakes and its best known character: Perito Moreno Glacier.
- Public Bus Laguna Amarga –El Calafate.
- 1 x Standard room, including breakfast, DBL / 1 night Calafate.
Day 15 :
Calafate – Iguazu
From Calafate flight over Buenos Aires to iguazu today we have 7 h flight.
- 1 x transfer to Airport calafate + Iguazu.
- 1 x Standard room, including breakfast, DBL / 1 night Iguazu.
Nota You can extend your stay to fly or to Ushuaya, Or to Bariloche or Mendoza
Day 16 / 17 :
These 2 days you have 2 excursions, included, full day to the world famous and impressive Iguazú-waterfalls Argentinian side and 1 day Brazilians side. The views are amazing! The impressive waterfalls are situated at the border of Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina. They are not the highest but the widest in the world! About 275 big and small waterfalls coming down over a distance of 3 kilometre ,with around 80 meter of depth ! This impression and overwhelming noise of the water coming down you never forget, for sure you also get wet!
There are many tropical animals who are used to tourists. On the Argentinean side, you walk till almost in the waterfalls, the views from the walking pads are suburb! You have enough time to enjoy this beauty of Mother Nature. The highlight is the visit to the biggest waterfall ‘Garganta del Diablo’. You also can do some treks in the jungle around the waterfalls .
One of the most spectacular excursions is the boat ride, this go very close till even under the waterfalls! Its fun and adventure and gives you breathtaking pictures of these falls!!! We guaranty you get wet!
The next day you have the Brazilian side excursion, the Optional helicopter flight over the waterfalls is amazing! This is a breathtaking experience! Like this you have a perfect impression on how big this falls are! Also the bird park is worth a visit, excursion. You walk between the Toucan’s. The Brazilian side gives you the best overview of these impressive waterfalls. People who like can do the excursion to the dam of Itaipu, one of the biggest dams in the world who gives electricity to a big part of Brazil and Paraguay.
- 1 x excursion water falls argentina side 2 pers full day.
- 1 x excursion waterfalls Brasil side 1/2 day.
- 1 x Standard Room, including breakfast, DB.
NOTA: From here you can fly over Sao paolo back to Europa if you like
Day 18 :
Today we go back direction Buenos Aires, here you can do your last shopping for souvenirs. You stay in our nice hotel. The people who like can visit this night as excursion, one of the Tango-diner shows or a performance in the famous theatro Colon.
Optional: Dinner& Tango Show incl. regular transfer in/out downtown, La Ventana.
In the very heart of San Telmo, this historic restored tenement (known as conventillo) is a classic example of the culture of the old city of Buenos Aires. The premises of La Ventana take a trip to these old times. The interior, which preserves the building in its purest style, creates the ideal setting for a unique experience which includes 32 performers, two tango orchestras, an Argentine folk music group, dancers and singers. Besides, there is a menu consisting of national and international cuisine and an exquisite selection of Argentine.
- 1 x transfer to airport Iguasu.
- 1 x transfer from airport Buenos aires to hotel.
- 1 x Standard Room, including breakfast, DB.
Day 19 :
Transfer to the airport and flight back home.
- 1 x transfer to airport buenos aires
Included in the whole program
- Meet & Assist.
- All services mentioned in above offer, except for optional services.
- Intercontinental flights.
- Domestic flights, unless otherwise mentioned.
- Departure taxes or reciprocity fees.
- Not specified meals, optional excursions and tips.
- Entrance fees to National Parks, unless otherwise mentioned.
- Gasoline, parking costs or other car expenses in case of car rental.