Wilderness Argentina
Laguna de los Tres, near El Chalten  
Colourful La Boca, Buenos Aires  
Ushuaia, End of the World  
Perito Moreno Glacier  
Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse, Beagle Channel  
Scenery near Estancia Cristina, El Calafate area  
Port of Ushuaia  
Cormorant, Beagle Channel  
14 day tour
Including flights and transfers
Prices from
£3395

Tour Highlights

  • Cosmopolitan Buenos Aires
  • Southern most city in the world, Ushuaia
  • Majestic Perito Moreno glacier
  • Beagle Channel cruise
  • Trekking around Mt Fitzroy
I'm enquiring about: Wilderness Argentina
I'm enquiring about: Wilderness Argentina

Wilderness Argentina

Argentina

From the grand boulevards and old world architecture of Buenos Aires to the vast grassy plains of the Pampas, Argentina is a land of extremes. Cosmopolitan Buenos Aires offers elegant European style architecture intertwined with colourful La Boca, tango dancers on cobbled streets and mouth-watering steaks.

In Tierra del Fuego (Land of Fire) lies Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the World. From this sprawling port hub escape to the nearby national park for gentle walks through the beech forest to the rocky shoreline. Cruise the Beagle Channel, the final stretch of land before iconic Cape Horn. Spot South American fur seals, sea lions and huge colonies of cormorants and other birds as you sail closer to remote Estancia Harberton, a unique insight to the days spent working off the land. 

Majestic Perito Moreno glacier, an imposing mass of ice surrounded by mountains and forests make for a spectacular day. Surrounded by the sound of silence listen out for the destructive noise as huge chunks fall from the glacier.

Nestled between the rivers Las Vueltas and Fitzroy rivers, the small frontier town of El Chalten is the perfect base for day walks. Trek the rocky path to the Laguna de los Tres viewpoint for magical shots of the Fitzroy Massif, a jagged peak overlooking a sparking lagoon. After an energising day in the mountains, kick back and reflect on your wilderness adventure by a warming fire as the sun dips below the horizon.

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Day 1
UK - Buenos Aires
Depart London for your flight to Buenos Aires.
Day 2
Day 2
Buenos Aires
European style with a Latin spirit, diverse Buenos Aires is a city where old world architecture meets the boldest flavours and fashions of South America. You’ll find street side parrillas serving up beef in a flash of fire and impromptu tango performances on sun kissed plazas, while Michelin starred restaurants and classic fin de siècle cafes share space on the city’s grand boulevards. Ease into city life in leafy Palermo Viejo, a neighbourhood of history. The famous Jorge Luis Borges and Che Guavara once lived in Palermo with the late Borges writing his first poem in this once quiet ‘barrio’. While the area attracts the crowds, it’s still possible to imagine Borges penning his first poem at one of the family run corner cafes over a cortado or two.
Accommodation: Legado Mitico
         
Day 3
Day 3
Buenos Aires
There are a host of historic treasures to discover, such as the emblematic Obelisk and the Plaza de Mayo, flanked by the cathedral and the Government building known as the ‘Pink House’. Wander the cobbled streets of colonial San Telmo or soak up the latin beats in colourful La Boca with tango dancers on the street. Indulge in the world famous dulce de leche ice cream at Freddo’s as you wander the parks of Recoleta or the famous cemetery and the final resting place of Eva Peron.
Day 4
Day 4
Buenos Aires - Ushuaia
Travel to the far south of Argentina and Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost city and capital of Tierra del Fuego. The region is true untouched wilderness with striking rugged mountain scenery. Learn about the first voyagers to this inhospitable region and how the area has developed with a visit to the End of the World museum. Tantalise your taste buds with the local seafood and in particular the famous king crab.
Accommodation: Arakur
           
Day 5
Day 5
Ushuaia - Tierra del Fuego National Park
Immerse yourself amidst the local flora and fauna native to this region in Tierra del Fuego National Park. Hike through the beech forest and rocky coastline of Senda Costera to find views of the Beagle Channel, where South America starts to tumble into the icy waters of Cape Horn. Keep your binoculars at the ready to spot native animals such as fuegian reddish foxes, beavers and many species of birds.
Day 6
Day 6
Ushuaia - Beagle Channel
Get closer to local wildlife with a cruise along the Beagle Channel and find swooping petrels and sea lions throwing themselves into the sea. Sailing along these southern waters towards the city of Puerto Williams, pass the Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse. The highlight is a stop at Martillo Island, where you’ll be greeted by a colony of chattering Magellan Penguins. Pull in at Estancia Harberton and learn about this Anglican mission over homemade stew or traditional English tea. Still in the same family after nearly two hundred years in operation you can take a guided tour around the homestead and learn about living off the land at this remote outpost.
Day 7
Day 7
Ushuaia - El Calafate
Continue your journey through southern Patagonia with a stay in the town of El Calafate. Situated on the shores of Lago Argentino, with an aura of calm, this remote town is named after the calafate bush. The delicious purple berries are said to promise your soul will return to Patagonia if you eat them. Spend your days sightseeing and taking in the fresh air of the great outdoors before retreating to your cosy base for a hearty dinner of Patagonian Lamb washed down with ruby red wine.
Accommodation: Kosten Aike Hotel
         
Day 8
Day 8
El Calafate - Perito Moreno Glacier
Spectacular Perito Moreno glacier in Parque Nacional Los Glaciares is the main attraction in the region and deservedly so. This gigantic natural wonder is over 5km long, 35km long and 60m high and is one of the few glaciers in the world that is still growing. Sail along the south wall of the glacier to appreciate the ice contours and the wonderful vibrant blue colours . Stroll along the carefully constructed boardwalks for a different visual perspective and more photographic opportunities. For a truly breathtaking up close experience, please ask about minitrekking option on the glacier.
Day 9
Day 9
El Calafate
The Patagonian steppe landscape stretches in all directions from the town of El Calafate and old fashioned estancias, steeped with history, dot the landscape. Step back in time at Estancia Cristiana, and learn how the early settlers overcame the barren land to forge a living from the land in this lonely and inhospitable area. Dating from 1914, you can visit their museum and old sheering shed, try your hand at fishing on the Caterina River or ride out on horseback to explore the Rio de los Perros.
Day 10
Day 10
El Calafate - El Chalten
Four hours north of El Calafate is the small frontier town of El Chalten. Nestled between the rivers Las Vueltas and Fitzroy rivers, this is the perfect base for trekking and experiencing the beauty of the Mount Fitzroy section of Los Glaciares National Park. Well maintained trails allow the area to be explored independently. Around 40km from town, Lago Desierto is ideal for fishing and mountain biking or a scenic boat trip with spectacular mountain backdrop. After a day of activities relax with a cold local beer at the La Cerveceria Microbrewery.
Accommodation: Destino Sur
       
Days 11 - 12
Day 11
El Chalten
The sheer granite and snow glazed peaks of Mount Fitzroy are the ultimate trekking goal in the Southern Andes. Along its foothills you’ll find well worn rocky trails that meander through beech and ñires forest and fringe the Rio Blanco river. Take in the sparkling blue tinged Piedras Blancas Glacier, before the final hike to Laguna de los Tres viewpoint for magical shots of the Fitzroy Massif with its shimmering lagoon and glaciers.
Day 13
Day 13
El Chalten - El Calafate - Buenos Aires
Desolate steppe and miles of seemingly endless roads take you back to El Calafate for the return trip to Buenos Aires. Savour your final night in Argentina with a traditional asado style dinner of local meats, steak dipped in spicy chimichurri sauce, sweet breads and morcilla. Combine with a full bodied, deep red malbec from the Mendoza region and indulge with wonderful memories of your wilderness adventure.
Day 14
Buenos Aires - UK
Depart Buenos Aires for your return flight to the UK.

Pricing Information & Dates

14 day tour, from £3395 per person
Price Includes:
  • Flights
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers

Tour Route Map

  1.   Buenos Aires
  2.   Tierra del Fuego
  3.   Patagonia
  4.   Buenos Aires

Accommodation on this Tour

Arakur
Arakur
Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
Arakur Arakur Resort & Spa is perched on an outcrop 800 feet above sea level in an exceptional area inside the Reserva Natural Cerro Alarkén and close to the city of Ushuaia. The hotel is......
           
Destino Sur
Destino Sur
Patagonia, Argentina
Destino Sur The hotel Destino Sur is ideally located close to the main street of El Chalten and also close to the starting points of many of the hikes. The hotel has comfortable, cosy rooms with......
       
Kosten Aike Hotel
Kosten Aike Hotel
Patagonia, Argentina
Kosten Aike Hotel Kosten Aike is located in downtown El Calafate and has a welcoming atmosphere due to the wooden and stone appearance. The hotel has 80 comfortable rooms, 2 of which are suites and......
         
Legado Mitico
Legado Mitico
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Legado Mitico A stay in the Legado Mitico gives visitors a unique insight into the country’s history. Part of the fun of staying here is choosing one of the 11 individually decorated rooms,......
         

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