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BUENOS AIRES & PATAGONIA Family Experience

Explore the colorful Caminito in La Boca Neighborhood

The charming beauty of Estancia Peuma Hue

Enjoy your family trip to the End of the World

Stand before the immense Perito Moreno Glacier

Ask for Prices 13 Days / 12 Nights
Highlights

Explore Buenos Aires

Estancia Peuma Hue in Bariloche

El Calafate & The Glaciers

Discover Ushuaia, The End of the World

BUENOS AIRES & PATAGONIA Family Experience

Tour El Calafate, Ushuaia, Bariloche & Buenos Aires - 13 days

Discover the best of Argentina with this 12-day itinerary perfectly suited for intrepid family travelers! Children will receive our “Argentina Adventure Kit” that will challenge them throughout the tour to engage with locals, collect fun facts and express their creativity to win adventurous prizes. The journey begins with sightseeing in Buenos Aires before continuing to the stunning Lake District of Bariloche, down to Ushuaia (the southernmost city on earth a.k.a. “The End of the World”), through Tierra del Fuego National Park, and across the Patagonian Steppe with visits to sites such as El Calafate and Los Glaciares National Park. Activities to anticipate include a cooking class in the home of an Argentine family, mountain hiking, sleeping at an authentic estancia (ranch), boating adventures, souvenir shopping, visiting a penguin colony, and much more!

Day 1 - Buenos Aires - Discovering Palermo lakes district Walking Tour

Welcome to Argentina!

At the beginning of your itinerary, your family will receive our Argentina Challenge Adventure Kit. The various kits are age appropriate and have been designed with challenge cards to generate engagement between your children, the places they visit, the people they meet, and you! Trust us, this isn’t your typical family vacation, our goal is to unite the entire family in a fun and informative way while spending quality time together and having lots of fun along the way. To further incentivize the program, simply share photos with us showing them completing each of the challenges, and we will deliver a special gift to your hotel (or mailed to your home) along with our official Argentina Adventurer Badge!.

Upon arrival in Buenos Aires you will be met at the airport and have a transfer in private to your hotel.

No mather how eary you arrive in the morning, your room will be ready for you upon arrival: early check in guaranteed. Time to settle down, relax and get prepared for your Argentine adventure!

Today, your family will be able to enjoy a relaxing afternoon visiting the famous Palermo district. No matter how much research you have done, you will always learn something unexpected when taking a walking tour through one of the cities unique barrios — and we’re not just talking about the official information, but also from the unscripted moments of chitchat with your tour guide. For example, how many dogs can a dog walker walk? Which is the strangest or most colorful graffiti you can spot? How many trees can you count on just one block? How many different roses can you spot in the rose garden? How would you describe the taste of an alfajor? What about a “mate” the regional tea consumed daily by locals? Walking, learning and interacting today will be a relaxing but very educational day for the whole family of urban explorers.

Duration: Half Day (4 hours)

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Day 2 - Full Day Hunting the spirit of Buenos Aires Tour & Tastes Like Home

Today you and your family will embark in on a historic tour through the city’s ornate architecture. Spot the most important balconies of the city and learn why they are so significant. Why is the Presidential Palace pink? Why are the houses in La Boca so colorful? Which is Argentina’s favorite fútbol (soccer) team?

Immerse yourself in our rich history as you speak with locals (known as Porteños) and learn fun facts about our storied past. A delicious lunch will be included (and save some room for our world-famous ice cream).

In the afternoon, feel like an Argentinean for one night and experience a shared meal with a local family in their own home. Discover an authentic way to enjoy the most typical Argentine food: empanadas, asado, alfajores and, of course, our delicious wine. Be part of the family, know their history, our culture and exchange traditions and stories in this enchanting one and only experience.

Included: Transfer in/out, dinner, mini empanada cooking class.

 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch (at Restaurant)

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Day 3 - From Buenos Aires to Bariloche - Half Day Treking, Lakes & Mountains

At appropriate time, you will have a private transfer to the domestic airport.

Upon arrival in Bariloche discover the unforgettable beauty of San Carlos de Bariloche, nestled in the heart of Argentina’s famed Lake District. This expansive area is beloved by locals and travelers alike for its dramatic landscapes and exhilarating outdoor activities. Families especially love this special place because of its sparkling lakeside beaches, wondrous forests, majestic mountains, and (maybe most importantly) their melt-in-your-mouth chocolate! Understandably, Bariloche is a favorite for anyone with a sweet tooth and a sense for adventure, both young and old.

During this day, you will drive the most famous 25-kilometer stretch around Bariloche to visit the awe-inspiring, panoramic viewpoints along the way. Some family-friendly highlights include the walking through the towering trees of Llao-Llao Nature Park, the breathtaking vistas of Moreno and Nahuel Huapi Lakes, and the impressive properties overlooking the Lopez and Capilla mountains. Kids will especially appreciate taking a ride on Campanario Hill’s thrilling chairlift which offers sweeping views of this truly spectacular region.

After your intruduction tour you will be transferred to your Estancia Peuma Hue (private service).

Families are welcomed at Peuma Hue and children thrive in the safety of playing with the dogs, kittens and feeding the horses; building houses from logs and branches, playing at the beach, participating in rides, hikes, kayaking or boat rides or playing at our new Wendy House. They never want to leave! Benefit from the privacy that this Villas and cabins provide for families.

Estancia Peuma Hue is easily accessible, but still maintains a peacefulness and majestic nature found in few other locations. The Estancia and boutique hotel provides a gorgeous setting to explore this slice of heaven on earth. Explore the impressive mountain scenery on horseback, or hiking on one of the numerous mountain trails that rise high above the estancia into the mountain, creeks, waterfalls, majestic forests, meeting a variety of fauna that call the estancia home while lodging in its cozy hotel!

 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

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Day 4 - Half Day Nahuel Huapi Navigation along Brazo Tristeza

Today, your family will have a chance to discover the most remote branch of Lake Nahuel Huapi – Brazo Tristeza. Set sail and navigate to this impressive glacier fjord, which will stun you by its sheer size. It will be unlike anything your family has ever seen before. Be sure to look out for other magical sights along the way, such as the majestic mountains bordering Brazo Tristeza and the power of rushing waterfalls. After reaching the end of the lake, we will embark on an unforgettable hike through an enchanting forest among the coihues and alerces trees. The trail will lead you to a cluster of more sparkling cascades on the Frey River, which is always a family favorite. On the way back, enjoy a delicious lunch onboard the Kaiken boat and contemplate the impressive beauty of this incredible region.

Trekking duration: 1.5 hours

Difficulty: Low

 

Note: The boat excursion offers regular service and has an English-speaking guide onboard. A minimum of two passengers is required for departures.

Included: Coffee and croissant, lunch and transfer in shared service without guide to the pier.

 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch Box

 

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Day 5 - Bariloche

Day at leisure to enjoy the magnificent scenery and the Estancias activities.

 

Meals Included: Breakfast,

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Day 6 - Leaving Bariloche to continue to Ushuaia

At appropriate time, you will be transferred to the airport to take your flight (private service).

Upon arrival in Ushuaia, you will be taken to your selected hotel by one of our representatives in a private transfer.

Take the afternoon to explore the town. In addition to the typical souvenir shops, the small downtown offers some very interesting artisanal shops with unique handicrafts, such as native masks, and some great museums, as well. Please ask our Travel Advisor for suggestions for this afternoon.

 

Meals Included: Breakfast,

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Day 7 - Full Day Trekking and Paddling Tierra del Fuego National Park

This day you will visit a National Reserve. Please remember that National Park Fees are not included. Check at the end of your itinerary for the corresponding fee to be paid locally in national currency.

Welcome to one of the most visited places in Ushuaia – Tierra del Fuego National Park! It is close and accessible from the city and its landscapes are enough to wow even the most well-seasoned travelers of any age!

Our guides will help the whole family discover the most breathtaking secrets of this national gem. Here, the mountains are lapped by currents from the sea shore, and freshwater rivers and lakes blend into the sea coast. On this tour, well will navigate through the forest’s towering trees and stroll past the park’s numerous lakes and rivers, all within the confines of the national park and each more stunning than the last.

Travelers of every age will take delight in this magical landscape and will learn about the nature, ecology and geology in an exciting and engaging way, all while unearthing some of the most photogenic sites in Argentina. You are sure to fall in love with this treasured destination.

Duration: 8 Hours

 

If you are traveling with younger children and prefer a less adventurous option for the day, just let us know and we will update the itinerary with a more relaxed activity (for example, enjoying a family trip on the Train of the End of the world).

 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

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Day 8 - Full Day Isla Martillo Penguin Colony, Estancia Harberton with Beagle Channel Navigation

Today you will set sail and spend the day navigating the Beagle Channel! It will fully allow you to appreciate the diversity and charm of the area’s native fauna. During the day, stops will be made to some truly intrepid islands. The first will be Isla de los Pájaros (Bird Island) where even the youngest explorers will have the chance to see colonies of Imperial Cormorants and other native birds such as skuas, southern giant petrels and black-browed albatross. See how many your children can spot and identify! We’ll also venture to Isla de los Lobos (Lobos Island), where South American sea lions will be witnessed lounging lazily on the rocky shores.

Once you arrive at the Les Eclaireurs archipelago, the famous lighthouse will come into view. Here, additional colonies of Imperial Cormorants and rockers birds will be found enjoying the sun. Don’t miss this iconic photo opportunity! The journey will continue on until you reach the estancia or ranch. While you are in the route, you will be able to appreciate the dominant vegetation of the area, as well as the Chilean town of Puerto Williams on Navarino Island. Once you arrive at Estancia Harberton, you’ll hop aboard another boat and travel to Isla Martillo, where you will enjoy an hour-long guided stroll among Magellanic and gentoo penguins (always a favorite for youngsters). Once back at the Estancia, there will be time for lunch and for visiting the Acatushún Museum.

Duration: 8 hours

 

Not included: Transfers to and from accommodation, port cup, personal expenses, lunch.

 

Note: This tour begins and ends at the tourist pier of the city of Ushuaia. It is recommended to bring a hat, waterproof jacket, hiking shoes, gloves and sunglasses to the excursion.

 

Meals Included: Breakfast

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Day 9 - From Ushuaia fly to El Calafate

At the appropriate time, you will be taken to the domestic airport in a private transfer.

Welcome to El Calafate!

El Calafate is located in the Patagonian steppe, dry and dramatic. It is on the border of Lago Argentino (Argentina’s biggest lake) and is considered the capital of the glaciers. It is the gateway to visit the world-renowned Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the only glaciers in the world that is still advancing.

Upon arrival you will be taken to the hotel (private service) and have the rest of the day to relax or explore the areas around the town we suggest: make the 1km hike out to Laguna Nimez for a beautiful Patagonian sunset or immerse your self into the Glaciarium Museum where you will learn about the glaciers process.

Meals Included: Breakfast,

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Day 10 - Full Day Los Glaciares National Park & Perito Moreno Glacier Tour

This day you will visit a National Reserve. Please remember that National Park Fees are not included. Check at the end of your itinerary for the corresponding fee to be paid locally in national currency.

At the appropriate time you will leave on a full day excursion to Perito Moreno Glacier (Private Service), in Los Glaciers National Park. Inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1981, the park is home to one of the most awe-inspiring landscapes in Argentina, and its famed Perito Moreno Glacier is a site that will leave explorers of all ages speechless and with memories to last a lifetime.

Your bilingual guide will share incredible facts about this massive ice field that are sure to impress the entire family. For example: did you know Perito Moreno Glacier is the world’s biggest after Antarctica and Greenland?

Today, everyone will share the sheer wonderment and joy of childhood as you discover the surprises of Los Glaciares National Park. Get excited to see floating icebergs, take tons of family photos, and see who can spot the funniest shapes depicted by the ice reflections.

Duration: 6 hours

 

Note: For even more adventure, you may want to consider taking either the “Big Ice” or “Mini-Trekking” excursion (available at an extra cost). Both allow you to hike on the glacier and is an intrepid excursion for thrill-seeking families! Ask Say Hueque’s travel advisor for more information, but be sure to let us know in advance, because it is highly requested and spaces are limited.

 

Meals Included: Breakfast,

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Day 11 - El Calafate

Day at leisure to enjoy any of the optional tours around El Calafate. We suggest a visit to Estancia Cristina, a bike ride out to the lake, or a boat cruise to explore some of the more remote glaciers in the region.

 

Meals Included: Breakfast,

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Day 12 - Goodbye Patagonia! From El Calafate back to Buenos Aires

At the appropriate time, you will be transferred to the airport (private service).

Upon arrival in Buenos Aires, you will be taken in private service to your hotel.

We recommend to take the rest of the day to relax or maybe take a walk trough one of Buenos Aires neighborhoods. 

 

Meals Included: Breakfast,

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Day 13 - Buenos Aires

At appropriate time, you will have a private transfer to the international airport for your flight back home!

 

Meals Included: Breakfast,

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Included

– 3 nights in Buenos Aires, 3 nights in Bariloche (Estancia Peuma Hue), 3 nights in El Calafate & 3 nights in Ushuaia with breakfast included.

– Transfers & Meals mentioned in the itinerary.

– Tours described in the itinerary.

– Day 8: Entrance to Estancia Haberton Included

– Bilingual guide (English/Spanish).

– Argentina Challenge Adventure Kit.

Not Included

–  International or Domestic Flights.

– Park Entrance & Fees

–  Travel / Medical Insurance – To get a free quotation please follow this link: World Nomads.

Accommodation & Prices

BUENOS AIRES & PATAGONIA Family Experience


*Prices in US Dollars.
*Valid until April 2018 (Not valid in Christmas, New Year and Carnival).


Flights needed for this itinerary

Buenos Aires - Bariloche - Ushuaia - El Calafate - Buenos Aires

Flights in South America cost approximately $100 to $250 USD per segment (destination).
We offer special rates on flights for this tailor-made itinerary.

Included

– 3 nights in Buenos Aires, 3 nights in Bariloche (Estancia Peuma Hue), 3 nights in El Calafate & 3 nights in Ushuaia with breakfast included.

– Transfers & Meals mentioned in the itinerary.

– Tours described in the itinerary.

– Day 8: Entrance to Estancia Haberton Included

– Bilingual guide (English/Spanish).

– Argentina Challenge Adventure Kit.

Not Included

–  International or Domestic Flights.

– Park Entrance & Fees

–  Travel / Medical Insurance – To get a free quotation please follow this link: World Nomads.

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We will organize your tailor-made trip in Argentina from start to finish and we will customize your itinerary according to your interests, schedule and budget.

You'll be planning your trip with one of our travel consultants throughout the booking process. He or she will personally ensure that your questions are answered promptly and that you receive the best services, rooms and rates available.

Remember, our tailor-made itineraries are suggestions and can be modified, as much or as little as you desire, to suit your own specific requirements.

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