The Best of Patagonia

Enjoy a wonderful 5-night extension program and discover the best of Patagonia visiting Ushuaia and the end of the world and El Calafate with the incredible Perito Moreno Glacier.

Perito Moreno Glacier, Patagonia

ITINERARY

This is an amazing tour if you have time for your extension to Patagonia. Ushuaia, is called the southernmost city in the world, where we invite to taste the unique king crab and the Patagonian lamb. Finally, we will arrive to El Calafate, gate to Perito Moreno and other incredible glaciers in the area of Los Glaciares National Park.

Take a look to the day-by-day program and the optionals available. We have many, to offer a flexible experience for you.

Are you ready to enjoy Patagonia?


DAY 1

USHUAIA: Arrival to the end of the world

Welcome to Ushuaia, well known as the southernmost city in the world, and the gate to many different cruises visiting Cape Horn and Antarctica. After arrival, our guide will be waiting for your transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is free, but depending on your arrival timing, you can enjoy some of our optional activities. Check information below:


Day 2

USHUAIA: Tierra del Fuego National Park and Beagle Channel Navigation

After breakfast, we will start our first visit. Tierra del Fuego National Park is located only 12 km from Ushuaia and it`s a very natural environment to be enjoyed. When you arrive you can buy tickets to one of the main attractions in the area: the Train of the End of The World. The train is optional and you can see details below. After that, and once in the park, you are going to see different species of trees in a very characteristic forest, something as bushes, beech trees, ñires, Indio’s beard, and flowers in an extension of 63.000 hectares. Of course, we will stop many times during our visit to enjoy the panoramic views and take great photos.

From there, we are going to go to Verde Lake and then to Lapataia Bay, places where you can see beaver dams and peatlands. On our way back, we will stop on Lake Roca called also Acigami, to take our last photos of the national park. Return to Ushuaia city will be around 13:30 hs and you have some free time for lunch. Let me suggest the unique King Crab, or taste the incredible Patagonic Lamb!

After lunch and in the afternoon, just walk to the port located a few steps from the centre, to embark in a catamaran to enjoy the Beagle Channel. This navigation towards the Sea Lions Island, Birds Island, and the Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse. We will see a colony of sea lions and Imperial Cormorants among other birds.

Heading back to the city, you can enjoy the panoramic views of Ushuaia city and the mountains. Return is around 5.30 pm depending on the season. Free time and overnight


Day 3

USHUAIA: Goodbye to the end of the world

After breakfast, free time until transfer out to the airport for your flight to your next destination. If you have time in the morning, you can enjoy some of the options below. Say goodbye to Ushuaia, the city of the end of the world…

EL CALAFATE: Arrival at the gate to the glaciers

Arrive at El Calafate, one of the most important destinations in Patagonia because it`s the gate to visit Perito Moreno and many other glaciers in the area. After check-in, you have free time, but if you`re an active person, you can choose any of the available options that can be added to your arrival day. Check options below


Day 4

EL CALAFATE: The incredible Perito Moreno Glacier

After breakfast, we will start our visit to one of the highlights of Patagonia: the incredible Perito Moreno Glacier.

El Calafate is located 80 km from Perito Moreno Glacier, along a 50 km paved road. The last 30 are within Los Glaciares National Park.
During the first 40 km, you travel through the Patagonian steppe which is very typical in the area, but once you enter the National Park there is a real change in the vegetation, now formed by ñires (Nothofagus Antarctica), guindos (Nothofagus betuloides) and lengas (Nothofagus pumilio); also some isolated canelos (drimys winteri) and many-colored flowers, among them the intense red-colored notro (Embothrium coccineum), the typical flower of the Andean Patagonian forest.

Once at the Glacier, the visitor is overwhelmed by the impressive spectacle and can appreciate the many unforgettable vistas of the glacier from the walk paths. You will have free time to enjoy this show. You can see enormous blocks of ice falling into the lake with a thunderous crash. It`s an amazing show of nature. There is a restaurant, a snack bar, restrooms, and a pay campsite within the Moreno Glacier area.

You can choose some good options that can be added to the visit, like the mini trekking to walk over the ice of the glacier or the Nautical Safari which is navigation to see the glacier from the lake. Take a look at this option below

This is a full-day excursion. Return to the hotel is late in the afternoon.


Day 5

EL CALAFATE: Free day. Choice of activities!

After breakfast, we keep this day free, so you can choose one of the full-day boat navigations available, to visit different glaciers in Los Glaciares National Park. Take a look at the different options available below.


Day 6

EL CALAFATE: Transfer out to the airport

After breakfast, you have some free time until transfer to airport or bus station to continue your trip. If you leaves in the afternoon, you can choose an interesting optional activity from our list below.
Good bye El Calafate!


End of our services. We can personalize your program, by adding or deleting nights, adding new destinations, or making any necessary changes. Just let us know. Optional activities you can see below each day, are just suggested options. You can add any of these activities to your quotation, or ask for any other available in each destination.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Transfers and excurisions with an English-speaking guides
  • Accommodation in selected hotels with breakfast
  • Air tickets Buenos Aires - Ushuaia - El Calafate - Buenos Aires
  • Entrance fee to national parks
  • Tips
  • Meals not included in the itinerary
  • Optional activities, that can be added at extra cost

FAQs

  • Can I add extra activities?

    Yes, you can add any of the activities you can see below each day in the itinerary. If you have any question, just let´s know. We´re ready to help you

  • Can I add extra nights to the program?

    Yes, absolutely. You can add or even delete one night if you want. Patagonia is a vast area, with many interesting things to visit. You can extend the program to El Chaltén and even Torres del Paine in Chile. Just contact us, we´re ready to help you with the extension programs.

  • Can I buy internal flights with you?

    Yes, the air tickets from Buenos Aires and back to Buenos Aires are included. You can choose to buy the tickets on your own if you prefer. 

  • How to book this extension?

    Just select the extension program when you submit the booking form. If you want to decide later you just can email us to info@ripioturismo.com We´re ready to add you to the extension program to visit Patagonia