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Patagonia Trek 2016-2017: End of the Year at the End of the World

Patagonia Trek 2016-2017:  End of the Year at the End of the World
ITINERARY
 
Day 1 Arrival Day - Buenos Aires
Welcome in Argentina! Your will be picked up from the International Airport and transferred to your hotel in the city centre.   Today there are no planned activities during the day so you may arrive at any time during the day. Your Tour Leader will organize a briefing to go over the trip details and in the evening you can enjoy a welcome dinner and fantastic Tango Show.

Day 2 Calafate
In the morning we have a guided tour of Buenos Aires to visit the different districts of this bustling city. Then we transfer to the local airport for our flight south to the town of Calafate in the Southern Patagonia region, only 60 km kilometres away from the spectacular Moreno glacier. 
The food in Patagonia is fantastic, especially the local trout and the roasted lamb, and there are lots of places to try them in this little town. 
 
Day 3 Calafate
Moreno Glacier, one of the most impressive sights in all Patagonia with its towering walls of white and blue ice, is today’s treat.  We start with a hike around the many viewpoints, and then we navigate close to these massive barriers of ice, where the sound of ice calving/falling is overwhelming.
Optionally you can take part on an unforgettable guided walk with crampons over the ice on this huge mass of blue and white.    
 
Day 4 El Chalten
In the morning we drive north to El Chalten and one of the world’s most beautiful national parks ‘Los Glaciares’.  On the way we will be rewarded with great views of the arid Patagonia flats, lakes, mountains and local animals.  This is a dirt road, crossing the Patagonia landmass.  We will stop on the way at the traditional La Leona ranch for some hot drinks.  The scenery is majestic. Upon arrival we will do a hike around the area for a good view of the surrounding mountains and rivers.  El Chalten is a little frontier town in a wonderful setting, there are great restaurants around, and even a small local brewery that makes excellent beer.  
 
Day 5 El Chalten
Trekking in the Fitz Roy Range, these are the Andes at their most dramatic expression.  We walk to some spectacular places in this remote Mecca of hiking and adventure.  Here we will see two famous mountains, the Fitz Roy and the Cerro Torre.  The trek can be long or short.  We give you the choice of doing a little one or a circuit taking most of the day.  Both are stunning and the views and nature are unique.    Tonight New Year’s dinner is included in this adventurous mountain town.

Day 6 El Chalten – Ushuaia
After a late breakfast we take the bus back to El Calafate from where we catch a flight to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. Tonight you can try the typical local specialty, delicious king crab!!
 
Day 7 Ushuaia
Today we have a full day tour to explore Ushuaia and Tierra Del Fuego, we bring a visit to the Harberton Ranch and a small island where we can observe penguins in their natural habitat.
 
Day 8 Buenos Aires
Today we catch a flight north, back to the capital. Last night out in the fancy city of Buenos Aires with its gorgeous residents.  
 
Day 9 Departure (4 JAN)
End of Trip…  fly back home with memories from a great journey of discovery. 


  
DISCLAMER
While it is our intention to adhere to the route described above, we reserve the right to make changes to the program itinerary without prior notice, due to changes in climate conditions, river water levels, bus or flight arrivals or departure times or any other reasons relevant to the best development of the trip. Such changes will only be done for the comfort, safety and well-being of the group. The dossier is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered.
 


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