Glaciers & Lakes Safari

Explore the awe-inspiring wilderness of Patagonia; visit the Perito Moreno Glacier, kayak through Lake Argentino and visit the wonderful town of Bariloche.

Itinerary Summary

Duration
8 Days
Price
£2400
When
Year Round
Destination
Argentina
Type
Tailor-Made
Duration Price When Destination Type
8 Days £2400 Year Round Argentina Tailor-Made
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About this trip

Travelling to Argentina would not be the same without a visit to Patagonia. Marvel at the stunning landscapes of Southern Patagonia including the awe-inspiring Perito Moreno Glacier before visiting Northern Patagonia’s extraordinary Lake District region including the quaint artisanal chocolate producing town of Bariloche. Wonderful as a safari in its own right, or as an extension to an Antarctica, Chile or Argentina wildlife safari.

 

What makes this trip extraordinary

  • Witness the impressive Perito Moreno Glacier; you may even see it calving.
  • Explore ‘Iceberg Channel’ via catamaran and see Upsala Glacier, the largest in Southern Patagonia.
  • Visit relaxed Bariloche and enjoy chocolatier workshops.
  • See stunning Lake Nahuel Huapi in the beautiful Argentine Lake District.

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An 8 day Argentina glaciers & lakes safari holiday
from £2,400 per person, excluding international flights.

Day by day

Day by day

Day 1

Ushuaia - El Calafate

Arrival to Ushuaia, the southernmost city of the world that lies on the shores of the Beagle Channel. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to El Calafate. Located at the foot of Argentina’s vast mainland, El Calafate is the gateway to the vast wilderness of Southern Patagonia. There are some stunning landscapes in this remote area, most famous for the Perito Moreno Glacier. The rest of the day will be spent settling into your beautiful hotel, set on a hillside with stunning views of Lake Argentino and the local landscape.

Overnight: Alto Calafate

Day 2

Perito Moreno Glacier

After breakfast you will embark on a full day witnessing the truly magnificent Perito Moreno Glacier. Walk the many walkways in front of the glacier enjoying spectacular views, before stopping at Bajo Las Sombras Pier, the nearest point to the southern wall of the glacier. Watch and wait and if you’re very lucky you’ll be able to see a part of the glacier calving from the wall, crashing into the icy waters of the Lake Argentino below.

Overnight: Alto Calafate (B)

Day 3

Upsala and Spegazzini Glaciers

This morning you transfer to Puerto Banderas to board a catamaran for your day on Lake Argentino. You will glide along the Iceberg Channel passing by large wind-sculpted icebergs with smooth and glowing surfaces. Upsala Glacier is the largest glacier in Southern Patagonia and is an incredible 50 km long and 10 km wide. You will then return via the Spegazzini channel in order to see the imposing Spegazzini Glacier, the tallest glacier in the park at towering above the lake at 110 meters in height.

Overnight: Alto Calafate (B)

Day 4

El Calafate - Bariloche

Today you will catch an onward flight to Bariloche, Argentina's very own Swiss-style resort, stunningly set around the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi. After transferring to your picturesque hotel with a privileged setting surrounded by trees and gardens, you will have the rest of the day to relax. The town is a joy to explore with many chocolatiers workshops to visit as well as many boutiques and restaurants.

Overnight: Villa Huinid (B)

Day 5

Bariloche

Bariloche is at the heart of the Patagonian Lake district and its stunning scenery. Today you will spend a full day exploring the surrounding, stunning countryside. There are countless Andean peaks, lakes and forests offering you some of Argentina's finest natural landscapes.

Overnight: Villa Huinid (B)

Day 6

Bariloche

You have today to spend at your own leisure. We recommend the Nahuel Huapi National Park, which is Argentina's oldest national park and some would say it is the most beautiful, with many trails which can easily be hiked offering stunning lake and mountain views. In the same area is Cerro Campanario, the view from the top of which was once voted UNESCO's Best View in the World. Alternatively, you may wish to take a boat trip on Lake Huapi. You can arrange excursions to these locally.

Overnight: Villa Huinid (B)

Day 7

Bariloche - Buenos Aires

Today you fly back to Buenos Aires. On arrival, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel. The afternoon is free to spend at your leisure.

Overnight: Intersur Recoleta Hotel (B)

Day 8

Depart Buenos Aires

After a delicious breakfast you will be transferred from your hotel to Ezeiza International airport within plenty of time for your onward flight.

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