Tour code: 5239BAELCAL
Explore Argentina’s vibrant capital and the wild landscapes of Patagonia on this action-packed 6-day tour from Buenos Aires to El Calafate, including transfers and 4- or 5-star accommodation. Start your adventure in Buenos Aires, where you’ll visit Plaza de Mayo, San Telmo and La Boca on a guided sightseeing tour, then enjoy a thrilling tango dinner show. Next, fly to El Calafate (flight not included) and trek through the UNESCO-listed Los Glaciares National Park, home to natural wonders like the Perito Moreno Glacier, Lake Argentino and Mt Fitz Roy.

Highlights

  • See the best of Argentina on a 6-day tour of Buenos Aires and El Calafate
  • Make the most of your time with both guided tours and free time to sightsee on your own
  • Take a guided city tour in Buenos Aires to see La Boca, San Telmo, Plaza de Mayo, Plaza San Martín and more
  • Watch a sizzling Argentine tango show
  • Head to Patagonia to explore El Calafate and visit UNESCO World Heritage-listed Los Glaciares National Park
  • See Perito Moreno Glacier, one of only a few growing glaciers in Patagonia
  • Learn about the nature and wildlife of Patagonia from your expert guide
  • Five nights of accommodation, breakfasts, one dinner, and local transportation included

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What You Can Expect

6-Day Buenos Aires and El Calafate Tour

La Boca neighborhood

This 6-day Argentina tour begins in Buenos Aires, where a guided city tour will introduce you to the top sights. Admire historic city squares like Plaza de Mayo and Plaza San Martín; see attractions like the Obelisk, Buenos Aires’ famous monument located on 9 de Julio Avenida; and explore the popular neighborhoods of La Boca, San Telmo, Palermo and Recoleta. You’ll also experience one of Argentina’s most famous cultural treasures – the tango! The rest of your time in Buenos Aires is free to discover the city and enjoy meals at local restaurants on your own.

You’ll then venture south to El Calafate for a look at a different kind of Argentine beauty – the natural kind. Discover why Patagonia is one of South America’s most stunning regions on a guided tour to Los Glaciares National Park, one of the largest national parks in Argentina and home to various lakes, numerous glaciers, the rugged Mt Fitz Roy and excellent hiking and trekking trails. Admire the famous, and huge, Perito Moreno Glacier from several walkways in the park, and learn about the region from your expert guide as you travel through the park by bus and on foot.

Breakfast is included at your accommodation each morning; dinner can be enjoyed during your free time in the evenings (your guide will be happy to recommend local places). Where and when you have lunch will vary based on the day – either at the airport, during free time or while exploring Patagonia.

Please see the Itinerary below for details on each day of the tour.

Itinerary

Day 1:
Upon your arrival at Ezeiza International Airport in Buenos Aires, you’ll be transported by a professional driver to your hotel. After check-in, the rest of the day is yours to relax and explore the city on your own.

Overnight: Your choice of hotel in Buenos Aires

Day 2: (B, D)
After breakfast, head out for a guided 3-hour city tour. Visit popular Buenos Aires attractions like the Obelisk monument, Plaza de Mayo, Plaza San Martín and Plaza Congreso. As your guide gives you historical and cultural information about the city, explore the city’s best-known neighborhoods: La Boca, known for its colorful buildings; San Telmo, where a walk down its cobblestone streets will make you feel like you’ve gone back in time; Palermo, one of Buenos Aires’ largest neighborhoods; and Recoleta, home to impressive architecture. Then head over to Lezama and Tres de Febrero, two of Buenos Aires’ many beautiful parks.

After your tour, you’ll be taken back to the hotel and have free time to go out to lunch and relax before enjoying a night of authentic Argentine cuisine and tango! You’ll be driven to Café de los Angelitos, where a delicious 3-course Argentine meal awaits you. After dinner, sit back and be dazzled as some of Argentina’s best tango dancers perform. After the show, you’ll be transported back to your hotel.

Overnight: Your choice of hotel in Buenos Aires

Day 3: (B)
You’ll be driven to the airport after breakfast for your flight to El Calafate. Upon arrival at El Calafate airport, you’ll be transferred to your hotel. After you check in, the rest of the day is yours to relax and get to know the town. (NOTE: flight to El Calafate is not included)

Overnight: Your choice of hotel in El Calafate
Day 4: (B)
After breakfast, head out on a full-day guided excursion to Los Glacaiers National Park. Learn about the natural features and wildlife of the park from your knowledgeable guide as you walk along hiking trails to see Perito Moreno Glacier. Standing more than 262 feet (80 meters) tall, Perito Moreno is a spectacular natural beauty. You’ll also have time to explore other parts of the park to admire impressive natural features like craggy Mt Fitz Roy, Cerro Torre, Lake Argentino, Lake Viedma, Upsala Glacier and Spegazzini Glacier.

When you return to your hotel, the evening is yours to do as you wish.

Overnight: Your choice of hotel in El Calafate

Day 5: (B)
After breakfast, you’ll be transported to the airport for your return flight to Buenos Aires, where you’ll be driven back to your Buenos Aires hotel upon arrival. The rest of the day is yours to explore more of Buenos Aires and see those last few sights you didn’t get the chance to see earlier in the tour. Or shop for souvenirs to take home! (NOTE: flight from El Calfate to Buenos Aires is not included)

Overnight: Your choice of hotel in Buenos Aires

Day 6: (B)
After breakfast, you’ll be transported to Ezeiza International Airport for your departing flight.

Note: You have the option not to be taken to the airport if you choose to extend your trip in Argentina

Customer Reviews

Courtenay Strickland Colombia

3 star rating: Worth doing November 2013

The concept behind this tour is great - an overview of Buenos Aires, including a tango show, plus a trip to Calafate to see the amazing Perito Moreno Glacier. Almost all the sites and activities were wonderful. BUT, my husband and I experienced a number of serious problems with the tour, all of which stemmed from the main operator. First, they booked one of our Buenos Aires' hotel rooms on the wrong night. I found this out when I contacted the hotel directly to confirm. Second, they repeatedly failed to provide us with even the most basic info. We kept having to email their offices, which are not open 24/7, to find out what time we would be picked up, etc. For airport pick-ups, we ended up just trusting that someone would be there. For our tango show, after our requesting it, we were told when we would be picked up - but we literally got into the van having no idea where we were going. After getting frustrated with the daily hassle of requesting times, we asked them to send us an itinerary. We got a handwritten one, probably more than halfway through the trip. Fortunately, in Calafate, they turned us over to a travel agency. The agency folks were fantastic. We were given a schedule and vouchers, plus a full explanation of our time in Calafate immediately upon arrival. They agency was the exact opposite of the tour operator. The only problem - I blame this too on the tour operator - was that we were not able to do glacier trekking because slots for that were full. The tour operator should have informed us of these options or directed us to the local agency in advance. Other notes: The Buenos Aires bus tour was LARGE group, and not very good. Good thing my hubbie and I speak Spanish b/c the tour guide did not speak much Eng. Tango show/dinner was amazing. WARNING: This tour notes that airfare to Calafate is not included, but it doesn't do so prominently. You will have to buy your own tix, but the extra cost was worth it.

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