Argentina is a land of contrasts. Join us to witness its amazing beauty from Buenos Aires to the glaciers and mountains of the mystical land called Patagonia. For a complete contrast, we conclude with an optional extension to the tropical mists of Iguazu Falls.
Join us to explore the contrasts that make Argentina such a rich place to visit from its greatest city to the heart of Patagonia. We start and end in Buenos Aires – proudly considered by its residents as the most European city in South America. Then we head to the southern Andes where we stay in a small lodge overlooking Lake Viedma. We’ll then have a chance to walk on the glacier, as well as to explore nearby forest trails.
Then we continue south to Ushuaia – at the southern tip of South America, and explore the unique landscape around the Beagle Channel. We conclude our tour back in Buenos Aires, with our farewell dinner at a fun lively tango show. For those with enough time, we also feature a two-day pre-tour to Iguazu Falls.
Explore the mountains and channels at the tip of South America from Ushuaia
Join us for an optional 4-night pre-tour to visit the spectacular falls of Iguazu, including a guided hike at the top of the falls, and a boat ride below the cascade. For travelers with more time to spend in South America, consider an adventure in lush Colombia!
Feb 19 to Feb 28 – $7298.00 USD
Iguazu Falls Price
Duration: 10 Days/9 Nights
Starts In: Buenos Aires
Ends In: Argentina
Deposit: $1000 USD
Airport-hotel transfers on arrival and departure days and on other days when extra nights are reserved as part of the tour; All ground transportation within Argentina; Entrance fees for all sightseeing described in itinerary; Deluxe hotels each night, with private bath; Breakfast each day, 5 lunches (including mid-day dinners and picnic lunches), and 4 evening dinners, including wine at Welcome and Farewell dinners; Wine tasting at El Chalten; Services of a knowledgeable HE Travel tour host (with a minimum number of participants), and local guides in each location; All hotel service charges, government taxes, porterage, and gratuities for drivers and included meals. HE Travel provides complimentary Medical & Evacuation Insurance for every US Resident on our group tours who does not have other coverage.
nternational airfare; Domestic flights within Argentina (est. $700 for the main tour); Departure taxes for international flights; Meals not included in tour package; Gratuities for guides and HE Travel host; Personal items including alcoholic beverages, snacks, laundry, and telephone calls.
Please note that because Argentines typically have their main meal as a late lunch, then have a lighter meal very late in the evening. In that custom, some of our included meals will be at lunchtime, showcasing the wide variety of culinary traditions in Argentina. On those days your evening meal will be on your own so that you can decide to wait and dine with the locals (at 10 pm or even midnight), or eat earlier if you wish. Any of our meals may be later than you are accustomed to, so if you need to eat at regular intervals, you may want to carry a snack.
For our two nights in El Chalten, we will stay in a modern 21-room lodge built in the architectural style of 1920 when the area was first settled, and offering great views of Fitz Roy. We will have a wine tasting and dinner at the lodge this evening.
After breakfast this morning we head to the nearby Bahia Tunnel, to get on a ship to sail on the western part of Lake Viedma. This pristine lake is fed by the Viedma Glacier, a part of the continental ice field. We will then get off the ship and walk to the edge of the glacier. There we will be given crampons and our guides will take us to walk on the glacier, for some spectacular views of the lakes and mountains. Return to the ship, and then back to Bahia Redonda, arriving mid-afternoon, and enjoying a box lunch along the way. The rest of the afternoon will be free to relax or enjoy short walks or other activities.
Lago Esmeralda Trek: a 7-hour excursion in Tierra del Fuego National Park, including transfers from town and easy trekking, with a box lunch provided. Walkthrough forests and marshlands, and see small multi-hued lakes created by beaver dams. Walk to Laguna Perdida, where we will stop for a box lunch. After the hike, transfer back to our hotel.
Harberton Ranch Excursion: this leisurely tour starts with a boat ride on the Beagle Channel, with the possibility of seeing sea lions and a wide variety of birds. Weather conditions permitting, we will also make a 15-minute stop at a penguin island rookery. The excursion includes an introduction to the coastal marshes and wooded hillsides of historic 19th-century Harberton Ranch, and a van ride through the foothills back to Ushuaia.
After our hike we will board a catamaran to navigate the Beagle Channel back to Ushuaia’s harbor, passing by several islands and bays, where we will be able to see large colonies of seabirds and some marine mammals. The afternoon will be free to explore Ushuaia on own or try other activities such as riding the Martial Glacier chairlift if it is operating.
In the evening, we will go to the area of Barracas for a late Farewell Dinner and one of the best tango shows in the land that made the dance famous. We will return to the hotel after midnight.
Price includes: Four nights in hotel in shared room with breakfast; guided tour of Iguazu Falls including Gran Aventura boat at bottom of falls, and 4 Wheel Drive jungle excursion; local bilingual guide; National Park entrance fee; transfer from Buenos Aires hotel to domestic airport at the beginning of the extension; all transportation at Iguazu for airport transfers and included activities; transfer from Buenos Aires domestic airport to the International Airport after return from Iguazu; and services of HE Travel tour director (subject to minimum participation).
Not included: International airfare; Domestic flights within Argentina (est. $400 for Iguazu Falls extension); Departure taxes for international flights; Meals not included in tour package; Gratuities for guides and HE Travel tour director; Personal items including alcoholic beverages, snacks, laundry, and telephone calls.
“A great trip. The Patagonian glacier, the Ushuaia area, and the hiking were special…enjoyed the group. The trip was thought out and planned well” – C.C., Conway, NH
“The event which I talk about most when telling friends about the trip is hiking on the glacier. Being in the most southern city in the world [Ushuaia] was wonderful. [Iguazu] Falls were wonderful. Wouldn’t miss it for the world. The tour in Buenos Aires was also wonderful and the tango show was another highlight of the trip.” – Bruce and David, Sheffield, MA
Most of our trips draw more single travelers than couples. When couples do join us, it’s usually because they’re looking forward to interacting with a gay group; if they wanted a holiday by themselves, they wouldn’t have signed up to travel with us. Furthermore, the activities included with our trips serve as natural ice-breakers. Within a day, you’ll be traveling with friends. You don’t need to pay the single supplement if you’re traveling alone. We’ll be happy to match you with a roommate. Pay the single supplement only if you want a bedroom to yourself.
For selected trips, including cruises, we will charge half the single supplement if you request a roommate but we can’t match you with someone.
This tour starts and ends in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. You will fly in and out of Denpasar’s Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS).
To fully enjoy this tour, one should be able to walk for extended periods on uneven surfaces and enjoy outdoor activities. The tour includes a glacier walk and an optional trek to a mountain lake.
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