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Buenos Aires - Puerto Madryn - Ushuaia - Calafate - Buenos Aires - Iguazu - Salta - Buenos Aires (15 days / 14 nts)  From $2528

Humuhuaca village

Day 1: Arrive in Buenos Aires (City tour)
Arrival at Ezeiza international airport and transfer to the hotel. Afterwards, city tour visiting the mosArgentina - La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentinat interesting places in Buenos Aires city: Plaza de Mayo, the Government House, the Cabildo, the Metropolitan Cathedral, Mayo Avenue, the Congress Palace, the Colón Theatre, La Boca neighborhood, Palermo, the Planetarium and La Recoleta with its cemetery where you will visit Evita’s grave. Return to the hotel. Overnight in Buenos Aires.

Day 2: Buenos Aires - Trelew (Punta Tombo)- Puerto Madryn
Transfer to the airport (without guide) to board the scheduled flight to Trelew. Arrival to Trelew and departure towards Punta Tombo Fauna Reserve, the largest Magellan penguin colony in the continent. The visit continues towards Gaiman, a town that keeps untoAustralis - Magellan Penguinsuched its cultural and historical tradition. Arrive at Puerto Madryn and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Puerto Madryn.

From Mid-April to Mid-September the visit to Punta Tombo Penguin Rookery will be replaced by a tour to Valle de Chubut, visiting Trelew, Gaiman and other welsh villages..

(Included meals: breakfast)

Day 3: Puerto Madryn (Peninsula Valdes)
Full day in Península Valdés, declared Mankind’s Heritage due to its geography, flora and fauna, features that turn it into a paradise of nature. Today we will visit Puerto Piramides, where from June to november is possible to share the unforgettable experience of watching the Southern Right Whale (optional-not included), Punta Delgada Light-house and Caleta Valdés. Return to Puerto Madryn. Overnight in Puerto Madryn.

(Included meals: breakfast)

Day 4: Puerto Madryn - Ushuaia
Transfer from the hotel to the Airport to board the scheduled flight to Ushuaia. Arrival and reception at the airport; transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Ushuaia.

(Included meals: breakfast)

Day 5: Ushuaia (Tierra del Fuego National Park & Beagle Channel)
In the morning, excursion to Tierra del Fuego National park. We will enjoy an excursion with multiTierra del Fuego - Sealion colony, Beagle Channelple panoramic sights of the Beagle Channel, surrounded by mountains and forests of lengas. Time for lunch.

In the afternoon, transfer to the pier to embark the catamaran that will take you to the Birds and Sea Lions Islands, through the waters of Beagle Channel, from where you will get an excellent panoramic view of the city framed by the Andean mountains. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Ushuaia.

(Included meals: breakfast)

Day 6: Ushuaia - El Calafate
At due time, transfer to the airport to board the scheduled flight to El Calafate. Arrival and reception at the airport; transfer to the hotel. Overnight in El Calafate.

(Included meals: breakfast)

Day 7: El Calafate (day at leisure)
Day at leisure. Enjoy an optional navigation to Estancia Cristina Discovery, where from you can obtain a beatiful view of Upsala glacier or a full day excursion to El Chalten. Overnight in El Calafate.

(Included meals: breakfast)

Day 8: El Calafate (Perito Moreno Glacier) - Buenos Aires
Departure from the hotel towArgentina - Perito Moreno glacier, Patagonia, Argentinaards Perito Moreno glacier situated within Los Glaciares National park. Because of its breathtaking beauty it was declared a Mankind Heritage by Unesco. A walk along through the paths allows you to admire this impressive wonder of nature from different view points. At due time, transfer to the airport (without guide). Arrival and reception at airport in Buenos Aires. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Buenos Aires.

(Included meals: breakfast)

Day 9: Buenos Aires - Iguazu (Brazil falls)
In the morning transfer to the local airport to board the scheduled flight to Puerto Iguazú. Arrival and transfer to the hotel.

In the afternoon departure from the hotel to the Foz do Iguaçu National Park, one of the largest vegetation reserves in Brazil. Walking along the paths on the Brazil Side you will get startled by the panoramic view of the most imposing falls. The path ends near Floriano Fall, where there is a panoramic elevator that takes you back to the street level. Return to Puerto Iguazu. Overnight in Iguazu.

(Included meals: breakfast)

Day 10: Iguazu (Argentina falls)
In the morning we will visit the Argentinean side of the Iguazú falls, located within the Iguazú national park, one of the first protected areas in South America, declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO. We will take the train to Garganta Station where we will get off for a walk up to the Devil’s Throat balcony, to share one of the greatest shows on Earth. The excursion continues along the upper and lower paths. Return to the hotel. Overnight in Iguazu.

(Included meals: breakfast)

Day 11: Iguazu - Salta
Transfer to the airport to board the scheduled flight to Salta. Arrival and reception at the airport; transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, enjoy a visit to the beautiful city of Salta. Return to the hotel. Maximun altitude. 1.454 masl (4798 ft). Overnight in Salta.

(Included meals: breakfast)

Day 12: Salta (Humahuaca Gorge)
Today we will enjoy a full day excursion to Humahuaca´s Gorge visiting typical and colourful villages. We will visit: Purmamarca, Tilcara, Uquia and Humahuaca. After lunch (not included) return to Salta. On the way we will stop at Maimara and at San Salvador de Jujuy. Arrival at Salta. Overnight in Salta.

Maximun altitud. 3.000 masl ( 9840 ft) / Total travelled distance: 450 km (281.25 miles).

(Included meals: breakfast)

Day 13: Salta - Chachi - Cafayate
Departure for a tour around the Calchaquí Valleys . We will pNorthwest - Quebrada de Cafayateass by Cuesta del Obispo, Recta del Tin and Los Cardones National Park. We arrive at Cachi . After lunch (not included) departure towards Cafayate, driving along mountainous roads passing by Seclantas, Molinos and Angastaco and Quebrada de las Flechas (Arrows’ Ravine) to finally arrive at Cafayate. Overnight in Cafayate.

Maximun altitude. 3.620 masl (11.874 ft) / Total travelled distance: 313 km (196 miles)

(Included meals: breakfast)

Day 14: Cafayate - Salta - Buenos Aires
In the morning we will visit the town and a wine cellar. Time for lunch and departure towards Salta. The panoramic view of the valleys continues along Quebrada de las Conchas, (Cafayate´s Gorge). Arrive at Salta and transfer to the airport. Arrival and reception at the airport. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Buenos Aires.

Maximun altitude. 2.000 masl (6.560 ft) / Total travelled distance: 192 km (120 miles).

(Included meals: breakfast)

Day 15: Fly out from Buenos Aires
In due time, transfer to Ezeiza airport for your International flight.

(Included meals: breakfast)

Guide speaking English / Spanish
Quality Single Double Triple Single Sup Valid period
Standard $3,520 $2,640 $2,528 $547 1-Mar-14 / 31-May-14
Standard $3,573 $2,667 $2,560 $547 1-Jun-14 / 31-Aug-14
Standard $3,627 $2,773 $2,631 $585 1-Sep-14 / 30-Sep-14
Standard $3,829 $2,873 $2,750 $585 1-Oct-14 / 31-Dec-14

Shared service unless indicated otherwise
Prices per person in USD $, subject to change without notice

Hotels:-
De Las Americas (Buenos Aires), La Posada (Puerto Madryn), Del Virrey (Salta), Los Sauces, Altos Ushuaia (Ushuaia), Hosteria Patagonia Jarke, Hosteria Los Canelos (El Calafate), Hotel Sol Cataratas

Included: Accommodation at hotels mentioned or similar, breakfast at hotel, Luggage Handling, Admissions to National Parks and reserves.  Regular shared basis with english speaking local guides.

Not included: International and domestic Air Fare, airport taxes, Early check in / Late check out, beverages, meals not mentioned, gratuities and personal expenses.

Notes:
- Prices per person in USDollars, minimum 2 passengers
- Similar category of  hotels may be used depending on departure date and occupancy
- The services are subject to the availability & rates at the moment of the reservation
- From January to March the itinerary may be changed because of the rainy season at the Northwest.
- The Puna is a very special environment and is characterized by its high altitude, reduction of oxygen in the air, high atmospheric pressure, high sun level, wind, etc. All of these conditions make it necessary to take special care with persons with respiratory, heart or blood pressure ailments. Consult your doctor in such cases
- We recommend you check well in advance with the Brazil and Argentina Consulates near your country, to find out if there are any special requirements that you will need to enter these countries (such as Visa, vaccination, etc)
- This program may be altered depending on the airline schedule

- Suggested Flights (Air tickets and airport taxes are not included):
BUE/REL AR2864 07:20 – 09:20

Octubre 2013 / Marzo 2014:
REL- USH AR1878 8:30 – 10:45
USH-FTE AR1899 11:00 – 12:25
FTE-BUE AR1871 19:25 – 22:20
BUE-IGR
AR1728 9:50 – 11:35
LA4022 9:15 – 11:05
IGR-SLA AR1814 10:55 – 12:55
SLA-BUE
AR2459 20:30 – 22:25
LA4139 20:10 – 22:10
Flight could be modified or rescheduled by the airline