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Explore the glaciers and fjords of Patagonia. Hike, kayak and horse ride whilst surrounded by towering snow-capped peaks, perhaps spotting condors and puma along the way. Board the excellent Stella Australis to explore channels and fjords, and sail through Glacier Alley before disembarking in Ushuaia.
Arrival Buenos Aires
Upon arrival at Buenos Aires airport, you’ll be escorted by car to your accommodation in Palermo.
After settling into your accommodation, the remainder of your day will be spent at leisure.
Your private guide will escort you on a half-day guided tour of Buenos Aires.
Explore colourful La Boca, colonial San Telmo, and visit Plaza de Mayo and Recoleta Cemetery, where Eva Peron is buried. The tour can be adapted to suit your interests.
Enjoy a day at leisure in Buenos Aires at your own pace.
Go wine tasting, participate in a food tour or tango lessons, or explore the museums and galleries. Your Lightfoot Travel Designer can recommend activities that suit your needs prior to departure.
In the evening, indulge in a three-course dinner while watching Rojo Tango, the best tango show in town.
Buenos Aires - El Calafate
Transfer to the airport for your flight to El Calafate in Argentine Patagonia. Upon arrival, you’ll be escorted to your hotel.
Explore El Calafate National Park with your private guide.
Your excursion includes a two-hour hike on the world-famous Perito Moreno Glacier.
El Calafate - Torres del Paine
Today you'll embark on an overland transfer across the Patagonian steppe to Torres del Paine, a journey of around six hours.
Check into your luxury yurt at Patagonia Camp, and enjoy some relaxation time.
Torres del Paine
Spend two days in the Torres del Paine National Park enjoying a range of excursions and activities, including trekking, guided tours, kayaking and fishing.
Your stay includes a comprehensive excursion program to experience the best of the area.
Take a shared transfer to Punta Arenas to board the luxury cruise ship, Stella Australis.
Spend the next four days navigating the fjords of Patagonia en route to Ushuaia in southern Argentina. There'll be plenty of wildlife-viewing opportunities along the way, plus trips on zodiac boats to see colonies of seals and birds, get close to glaciers and hike to viewpoints.
Wake up to witness the spectacular scenery of the Admiralty Sound.
You'll have two zodiac excursions today; the first to see the birdlife and elephant seals of Ainsworth Bay and the second to the Magellan Penguins of the Tucker Islets.
Continue sailing eastwards through the Beagle Channel.
Take a zodiac boat excursion for a tour of the Pia Fjord with a short hike for a panoramic view of Pia Glacier.
Later, the ship sails through the impressive formations of Glacier Alley.
This morning you'll reach Cape Horn National Park and, weather permitting, head ashore to the windswept 'End of the Earth'.
Later, visit Wulaia Bay, one of the few places in the region where the human history is as compelling as the natural environment and described by Charles Darwin on his voyages aboard HMS Beagle. There are options for hiking here as well as leaving a postcard for future visitors to the wooden mail barrel.
Disembark in Ushuaia and check into your hotel.
Spend the rest of the day at leisure - we highly recommend a visit to Ushuaia National Park.
Today you’ll be escorted to the airport for your onward journey.
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- Discover Buenos Aires, one of the world’s greatest cities
- Witness the stunning natural beauty of Torres del Paine
- Go ice trekking across the Perito Moreno Glacier in El Calafate
- Sail amongst the vast glaciers in the fjords of Patagonia
- Spot Patagonian wildlife including penguins, elephant seals, condors and whales
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Get in touch with our Lightfoot Travel experts and they will create a bespoke itinerary designed to your exact needs and budget.
We won't take you to the usual tourist traps, instead we'll introduce you to people that show you the true side of a country. With our contacts in each destination, we can arrange for you to meet locals away from the crowds and ensure an authentic experience.
You can rely on our extensive first-hand knowledge and years of experience in the country you’re visiting. We use only the best expert guides, and provide insider tips on the local customs, and everything from vibrant festivals to hidden Himalayan monasteries
Your holiday will be as unique as you are. By getting to know you and what makes you tick, we fuse our wealth of expertise and a deep understanding of our destinations to create unique day by day itineraries that are built around you.