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PATAGONIA WOMEN´S HIKING TRIP- 12 DAYS

Discover the culture and history of the amazing Capital of Argentina

Relax your mind admiring Mount Fitz Roy

Enjoy the powerness of Perito Moreno Glacier

FROM 2830 USD 12 Days/ 11 Nights
Highlights

Yoga Class, Relaxing Massage, Evita & Peronism Tour , Cooking Class, Hiking 

PATAGONIA WOMEN´S HIKING TRIP- 12 DAYS

Tour to Buenos Aires, Perito Monero Glacier, Torres del Paine & El Chalten

Come to Buenos Aires to discover Argentina´s alluring capital, and explore our ever-impressive Patagonia by taking the most popular adventure trip. In this 12-day travel experience, you will learn about Evita Perón (the most powerful woman of hour history), cook our traditional dishes and relax doing some shopping to buy some of our top-drawer national goods. At Patagonia, prepare to go wild hiking at El Chaltén or sailing to the fabled ice wall of Perito Moreno Glacier. If you’re a curious woman, who loves to relax but yet get active and adventurous, this is your dream trip.  

Day 1 - Buenos Aires & your Patagonia Adventure

Welcome to Argentina!!

 

Capital of Argentina and described as the Paris of South America, Buenos Aires proudly embraces this title, as well as shows off plenty of its own culture! Explore the traditional European architecture, the cobbled streets lined with rustic outdoor cafes, the local antique and artisanal markets that offer plenty of bargain shopping, and the mouthwatering aroma of prized Argentine beef sizzling on an open “parrilla” (barbeque) in the air. Buenos Aires is home to some excellent local designers and you will certainly find the perfect leather jacket, long leather boots and handbags for all occasions. Though above all, Buenos Aires is known as the home of the tango. 

 

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

 

Head yourself to the gastronomic experience you were looking for. Learn how to cook the authentic dishes from Argentina and South America, in a cozy place and using seasonal organic ingredients. After cooking you will enjoy the dishes you cooked, paired with specially selected Argentinian wines. An enriching activity to know local culture and take home some receipts that your memory would like to bring alive again in the future.

 

 

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Day 2 - Buenos Aires City Tour & Local Shopping

Explore Buenos Aires’s major tourist attractions on this full day tour that hits all of the highlights of this cultural metropolis. Guided by a knowledgeable guide, learn about Porteño’s lifestyle, vibrant culture and music. Visit important historical monuments on your way to Plaza de Mayo and take a moment to admire significant buildings like the Casa Rosada or the Congress. Experience the European flair that has given the city its fame strolling around eclectic neighbourhoods; from antique San Telmo and colorful working class La Boca to fancy and chic Recoleta with its famous Cemetery, representing the elegant and historical Buenos Aires and containing the graves of many Argentina’s emblematic figures, such as Eva Peron.

 

Enjoy a lunch at a local restaurant and have the best closure for this fantastic day!

 

In the afternoon inmerse yourself in the International and local design scene. According to your preferences, budget and style, we can go to shoppings, stores, handicraft markets if available that day, leather shops, argentine fashion designers stores, homewares or custom-made goods.

 

Do not loose the opportunity to explore or feed your yoggie soul and enjoy a class in the comfort of your hotel room.

 

 

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Day 3 - Evita & Peronism Tour / Dinner & Tango Experience

Relive the story of Eva Duarte, the woman who arrived in the interior of the country to occupy a fundamental place in the history of Argentina with her husband, Juan Domingo Perón.

 

You will discover its history, its places of work, its ideology and thought, its political and social actions and the doctrine of Peronism. Listen to her speeches and feel her strength in the Evita Museum.

 

Observe and admire her work, be part of the history while observing the balcony of the Casa Rosada where she has spoken to her “descamisados” and where the film Evita was filmed, with Madonna.

 

Travel and relive the end of her days, and know the painful pilgrimage of her body to its place of eternal rest in the Cemetery of Recoleta.

 

In the evening you will be picked up from your hotel to be driven to a mystical place where you’ll discover one of our most ancient traditions. Tango is more than our national dance. Tango is: our immigrant origins, the talent of our local artists, the sensuality of the Argentine woman and our way to deal with a broken heart, dancing our way through tragical and yet eternal love stories.

 

Tonight you will enjoy a professional display of tango and music with a group of local artists onstage immersed in an elegant and alluring place. The manners, ambience, clothes and dance steps which tango lovers used to practice 100 years ago will come to life again and you will travel in time for a night. This spectacular demonstration of the finest local dancing will be accompanied by delicious Argentine and international cuisine. Dinner is à la carte, beverages included so you can lose yourself in the ethereal taste of Malbec wine.

 

At the end of the evening, around midnight, you will be driven back to your hotel, fully in love with the bohemian spirit of our beloved Buenos Aires.

 

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Day 4 - Travel to Patagonia / El Chaltén

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

 

Upon arrival in El Calafate airport, a minivan we’ll take you on a 3 hour long trip to El Chaltén—Let the Patagonia Adventure begins.

 

You’ll travel along the famous Route 40, surrounded by the Patagonian steppe. On the road you’ll see: Lake Argentino, the biggest southernmost lake in Patagonia, and Lake Viedma, the largest Argentine lake formed by the melting of glaciers, in this case, Viedma Glacier. This lake leads to La Leona River, which connects both lakes, and where stands La Leona Road house, the place where the famous thieves, Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid hided for a month.

 

 

After discovering other rough gems of this particular landscape, you’ll reach El Chaltén, and your transportation will leave you at your hotel.

 

El Chaltén is the top rated hiking destination in Argentina .This charming little village, located at the foot of  Fitz Roy Mountain, surrounded by glaciers, lakes, rivers and forest, is  the start point for most hiking trails. A paradise for sunny walkers and hikers alike.

 

Enjoy your first afternoon of leisure in Patagonia to relax in the local brewery or explore the surrounding areas—Maybe stroll around a little waterfall…

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Day 5 - Self Guided Hike in El Chaltén

Today be prepared for an exciting day into the wild. El Chaltén offers a wide range of options of hiking paths of varied difficulty. You can choose where and when to go, since paths are self-guided and very well marked and maintained.

 

From the main door of your hotel, you can go for a short 3 kilometres walk to Cerro Torre viewpoint—it will take you around 1 hour. Enjoy Rio de las Vueltas and lenga forest amazing views and be prepared to see all kind of birds—This is great woodpecker spotting opportunity!

 

For truly hiking lovers, continue all the way to Base Torre or go for the 8 hour-long hike to the most impressive view to Fitz Roy Mountain and emerald waters of Laguna de los Tres. Though this hike  becomes difficult in the last bit, it’s totally worthy. A little secret: seize the day, wake up early and watch sunrise at the Laguna de los Tres to see Fitz Roy peaks turning red—A lifetime opportunity for nature lovers.

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Day 6 - Morning at leisure and back to El Calafate

Enjoy an early walk around town or a short hike during the morning: you can walk to El Chorrillo del Salto, 3-4 hours away from the village, to visit some nice viewpoint, specially the one called Condors Viewpoint.

 

Bear in mind that in the afternoon you will board your bus back to El Calafate, so you need to be back in time.The 3 hour-long driving back will be a good opportunity to rest or just relax enjoying the passing landscape at your window.

 

Once you arrive at El Calafate, the bus will leave you at your hotel. You can take a brief walk to see downtown and enjoy a typical Patagonian appetizer in one of the local bars. Take a look at our Calafate Travel Guide to know our favorite spots in town.

 

During your stay in Alto Calafate hotel, you can choose between a relaxing massage of 45 minutes, that uses a combination of techniques to release yourself from stress; a wine therapy of 1:30hs  that will delight you with its antioxidant power giving softness to your skin or a extremely relaxing “Chocolate Therapy” that firms the skin and it is good for health, good for cellulite, rich in anti-oxidants and calming effects. You need to reserve your appointment in advance to guarantee availability. 

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Day 7 - Perito Moreno Glacier Adventure

In the morning, we’ll take you to Glaciers National Park to take the 6 hour-long Perito Moreno Glacier tour. Get prepared to play with the giants!

 

Glaciers National Park has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1981 and home to 200 approximately glaciers. Half of this park is occupied by the campo de hielo patagónico (Patagonian ice field), the largest ice field after Antarctica.

 

You will travel 40 km (about 25 miles) from El Calafate to the park, enjoying the views of the Patagonian steppe. Once inside the park you will take the walkways to explore the different viewpoints, and you’ll feel really close to the Perito Moreno Glacier. If you’re lucky, you may get to see a piece of ice break off and fall from the glacier wall to sink forever into the lake.

 

During about one hour, a bilingual guide will provide you with all the information you might want to know…and things you might have never thought about. After this visit you will take a boat ride that will take you close enough to fully appreciate the 80 meter (262 feet) high ice walls of Perito Moreno! You’ll never feel closer to this gigantic and impressive natural masterpiece.   

 

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Day 8 - Discovering the Highlights of Torres del Paine National Park

Today we’ll pick you up really early at your hotel to take you to the first stop of this 10 hour-long adventurous trip: Milodon Cave. This natural monument, located 24 kilometers north of town, is composed by three caverns and a rocky conglomerate called Silla del Diablo (Devil’s chair), due its chairlike shape.

 

 

Before getting to the cave, we will pass by La Silla del Diablo and learn about its mysterious legend…a story told by the oldest man in Patagonia who believed that the Devil appeared to those who came to look for him on the dark nights.

 

 

We’ll keep on travelling to Torres del Paine National Park, and on the way you’ll get to see Sofia Lagoon, Prat Range, Porteño Lake, and the stunning Grey Lake viewpoint. You’ll go over Serrano Bridge to continue to Grey Lake sector, where you’ll have time to walk along the shore. Once you go back to the parking lot, we’ll take you to a restaurant to rest and have lunch (not included in our service).

 

 

After lunch, we’ll head to Salto Grande sector. You’ll visit Nordenskjold Lake view point before continuing by a sinuous route to Amarga Lagoon area. Previously, we’ll make a stop at Paine turquoise waterfall which waters come directly from Paine River.

 

 

Heading back to Puerto Natales, we’ll stop at Sarmiento Lake viewpoint to take the last picture of the stunning Torres del Paine.

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Day 9 - Torres del Paine Hike / Base of the Towers

Start your day early in the morning and heading up to Torres del Paine National Park. The starting point of your adventure will be at Cerro Paine Ranch, where you can start your hike to the stunning Base of the Towers. 

 

Follow a zigzag trail of marked pending that is surronded by beautiful vegetation, discover the forest of lengas and amazing stopviews. Keep ascending to the look out point of the stunning Towers, climbing among the rocks without giving yourself up because the  effort is worth it. Suddenly your breathe is recover while the gorgeous lagoon appears framing the three towers (Central, Monzino, De Agostini) and the nest of condors.

 

Enjoy a lunch in this magical scenery,  unique in the planet, relax and get ready for descending back to the meeting point to return, by the end the day, to Puerto Natales.

 

 

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Day 10 - Balmaceda & Serrano Glaciers Tour

Enjoy our favorite day trip to Balmaceda and Serrano, where you’ll sail the fjords like the first pioneers of Patagonia and discover the natural wonders of the Bernardo O’Higgins National Park. This is a full day trip to be in contact with nature and one of the most awe-inspiring landscapes of Chilean Patagonia.

 

Navigate along the beautiful fjords of Patagonia into the Bernardo O’Higgins National Park. Go through Señoret channel to head to Guanaco Island where wonderful toninas (a type of dolphin) can be seen. On the way appreciate the view of sea lions, beautiful waterfalls and cliffs that are part of this amazing Patagonian scenary. Enjoy hiking through the native forest surrounded by coigues, ñirres and ciruelillos, along the shore of the glacial lake as the majestic Serrano Glacier comes into view.

 

Note: Operation from September 15 to March 31. Subject to weather conditions

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Day 11 - Back to Argentine Patagonia / El Calafate

Today get prepared to take your bus back to  El Calafate. To get to the bus station a taxis will cost you 6/8 dollars, roughly. We highly recommend being ready half hour before the departure time at the bus terminal.

 

Once you arrive to the bus station at El Calafate you will make your way to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the evening taking a local brew at downtown accompanied by a delicious Patagonian lamb stew. Calafate ice-cream or a golden-caramel flan con dulce de leche will be your apt choice for dessert. 

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Day 12 - Farewell Patagonia

Today we’ll take you to the airport to take your flight. Your Patagonian trip is about to end…or maybe not? If you want you can extend your trip to keep on exploring Patagonia. Check out our tailored made trips in Patagonia and the rest of Argentina, we’ll be glad to help you design your next travel adventure.

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Included

  3 nights in Buenos Aires, 2 nights in El Chalten, 3 nights in El Calafate and 3 nights in Puerto Natales

 Round trip bus El Calafate / El Chaltén / El Calafate

 Round trip bus El Calafate / Puerto Natales / El Calafate.

 Daily breakfast

 Transfers & Meals mentioned in the itinerary.

 Tours described in the itinerary.

 Bilingual guide (English/Spanish).

Not Included

 Park Entrance & Fees (For more information click HERE)

 International or Domestic Flights.

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

 Guides during your days in El Chaltén are not included  as the trails are well-marked. However, if you would like to be accompanied by a guide, please let us know at the time of booking and we will advise you of the additional cost.

 

Accommodation & Prices

PATAGONIA WOMEN´S HIKING TRIP- 12 DAYS


INN/B&B

USD 2830

COMFORT

USD 3095

SUPERIOR

USD 3570

*Prices in US Dollars.

*Valid until April 2020 (ask for prices in Christmas and New Year).

*The Perito Moreno Glacier mini-trekking tour is available from September – April.

*Prices are per person, based on 2 people in double occupancy. Single rates are available on request. Flights are not included in the price, but can be arranged on request.

*Please note that excursions and shared transfers are mixed gender. This tour does not have fixed departures and is not a group tour.

*Please note that this tour is also available in Luxury Category. Ask your Travel Advisor for the details and quotation on this category.



Flights needed for this itinerary

Buenos Aires - 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, 2 nights in El Chalten, 3 nights in El Calafate and 3 nights in Puerto Natales

 Round trip bus El Calafate / El Chaltén / El Calafate

 Round trip bus El Calafate / Puerto Natales / El Calafate.

 Daily breakfast

 Transfers & Meals mentioned in the itinerary.

 Tours described in the itinerary.

 Bilingual guide (English/Spanish).

Not Included

 Park Entrance & Fees (For more information click HERE)

 International or Domestic Flights.

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

 Guides during your days in El Chaltén are not included  as the trails are well-marked. However, if you would like to be accompanied by a guide, please let us know at the time of booking and we will advise you of the additional cost.

 

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