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Argentine Patagonia

The southern third of Argentina is a sparsely populated, broad, dry, treeless plain where sheep ranching is the main industry. Ecologically speaking, there are four areas of special interest: the Lake District of San Carlos de Bariloche (click here for programs), with its Andean ski slopes, lake and densely forested Nahuel Huapi National Park; the wildlife reserves of Peninsula Valdes and Punta Tombo on the Atlantic Coast; Glacier National Park in the mountains near Lake Argentina (El Calafate); and Ushuaia, the "southernmost city in the world," on the island of Tierra del Fuego. Visits to the more southern locations should be scheduled from spring to autumn, November through March. A schedule of the wildlife migrations to Peninsula Valdes and Punta Tombo is featured below.


Rates for the following packages include:
• Hotel accommodations as per the package, including tax, service and breakfast daily
• Round-trip airport/hotel transfers and surface transportation as needed
• Sightseeing as indicated
• Airfares are
NOT included

Bariloche, Argentina
3-Days/2 Nights

Rates Per Person
3-Day Tour
Extra Nights
Clock Tower in Bariloche's Main Square
Clock Tower in Bariloche's Main Square
 
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Aconcagua
Call Toll Free 800-326-5025
Nevada or Kenton Palace
Kenton Palace (Lake View Suite)
Arelauken (Mountain View)
Arelauken (Golf View)
Villa Huinid (Mountain View)
Villa Huinid (Lake View)
Design Suites (Mountain View)
Design Suites (Lake View)
Llao Llao (Mountain View)
Llao Llao (Lake View)
Rates include a half-day Scenic Bariloche excursion with an English-speaking guide.
Rates are not valid during Easter Week, JUL & AUG, Christmas/New Year.
For Llao Llao & Arelauquen the tour is via private car/van with a guide.


Peninsula Valdes & Punta Tombo
3 & 4-Day Tours
Magellan Penguins On the Atlantic Coast, a pancake of sandy land juts into surrounding protected bays warmed by the water of Golfo Nuevo, an ideal breeding ground for colonies of birds and mammals. The three-day tour includes a full-day excursion to Peninsula Valdes for whale-watching from the shore. Bring your binoculars and you won't be disappointed!Cavorting sea lions breed in protected rookeries called loberias; 1600-pound sea elephants sunbathe on a long, pebbled finger of beach called Caleta Valdes, and Right Whales come to breed in Golfo Nuevo. SCUBA divers can touch and tickle the 70-foot leviathans. Eighty-four miles south of Trelew is Punta Tombo, filled with three million Magellan Penguins (Sphaniscus Magallanicus). The three-day tour includes a full-day excursion to Peninsula Valdes for whale-watching from the shore, bird-watching and viewing the sea lions and elephant seals. The four-day tour also includes a full-day tour with lunch to the penguin colony at Punta Tombo and a stop at the Welsh town of Gaiman for tea.

Schedule of Wildlife Migrations
Sea Elephants Nov-Jan
(molting season)
Elefanteria at Punta Norte
Elephant Seal
Aug-Sep
(breeding season)
Sunning on Caleta Valdes
Sea Lions Dec-Jan Loberia at Isthmus of Peninsula Valde
All Year Punta Loma
Penguins Sep-Apr Punta Tombo (Males begin to arrive Aug)
Seabirds Sep-Dec Isla de los Pajaros at Isthmus, Peninsula Valdes
Right Whales Jun-Dec Golfo Nuevo (most significant numbers Oct-Nov)
Killer Whales Jul-Dec Golfo Nuevo

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Bahia Nueva
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Peninsula Valdes Hotel
Territorio Hotel

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Peninsula Valdes Hotel
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El Calafate (Lake Argentina)
Perito Moreno Glacier, Lake Argentina3 & 4-Day Tours

Quiet Calafate is the only town of any size on Lake Argentina with one paved street and a few modest hotels. It is best reached by air from Buenos Aires, Bariloche or Ushuaia. In Glacier National Park, an area of extreme natural beauty, you will view the awesome Perito Moreno Glacier, the only glacier in the world that is still growing. Its blue color is attributed to its age (30,000 years), and is so big that it completely blocks two small arms of the lake from their natural outlet through Iceberg Channel. For those wishing to see glaciers, we recommend the four-day tour which also includes a full-day boat trip with lunch on Lake Argentina to view the Upsala and Onelli Glaciers.

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  Standard room
  Superior room
Eolo – Patagonia’s Spirit – All meals and local activities included
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Tierra del Fuego (Ushuaia)
3 & 4-Day Tours

A glimpse of the deep blue Beagle Channel attracts many travelers to this "end of the world." The three-day tour includes a two-hour cruise into Beagle Channel, where you can view sea lions, penguins and killer whales, and a half-day tour to Lapataia in Tierra del Fuego National Park. The scenery is beautiful, with a wind-swept forest of lengas and coihues that cover rolling hills along the white-capped shoreline. (The four-day tour also includes a full-day tour to Lakes Escondido and Fagnano with lunch.)

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Magellan Penguins, or "donkey" penguins, call to each other with loud donkey-like brays. Each penguin's call is unique, parents and chicks practice voice recognition.
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Del Glaciar Bay view or Glacier view
Las Hayas
Magellan Penguins call
to each other with loud
donkey-like brays

Whale Watching from Peninsula Valdes