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Arrive in Buenos Aires – City Tour
Arrival at the International Airport “Ministro Pistarini” (Ezeiza). Reception and transfer in private vehicle to your accommodation. During the afternoon your guide will pick you up for a visit to the “Paris of South America”. The tour includes the colorful neighborhood of La Boca, the first port of the city; San Telmo, with its colonial buildings; Plaza de Mayo Square, from where you can see the “Casa Rosada” or pink house (The government Palace) and the Metropolitan Cathedral. The visit goes on along 9 de Julio Avenue or 9th July Avenue where the Colon Theatre is located. Following this part of the town we will visit Recoleta one of the most beautiful areas of town; here we can find the Recoleta Cemetery worth a visit. We will finally go on to the last spot to see Palermo and its parks and go back to the hotel.
 
 
 
Buenos Aires – El Calafate
Transfer to the local airport in Buenos Aires. Reception in El Calafate and transfer to your accommodation.
 
 
 
Perito Moreno Glacier
We will visit the National Park “Los Glaciares” / The Glaciers to see the worldwide famous Perito Moreno glacier from the walkways (trails of the park). The Perito Moreno glacier is one of the most amazing glaciers in the World and it is well known for the views that it offers to the visitors. Its extension goes from the South arm of the Argentino Lake and it has 5 kilometers front and 60 meters high.

We will also go on board a boat that will travel for an hour to take us closer to the tall walls of the glacier to watch it from near it.

If you are interested in a more adventurous journey you can join us to the Mini trekking on the glacier; you will walk on the ice with special shoes. Please request this excursion if you are interested.
 
 
 
Upsala and Onelli Glaciers (Navigation)
Today we will take a boat ride along the Argentino Lake and we will be amazed to see the Upsala and Onelli glaciers among other beautiful glaciers of the park. The navigation begins in the “North arm” surrounded by icebergs of different shapes and colors. We will firstly see the Upsala Glacier and we will go on to Onelly Bay, where we can descend the boat and take a walk in the wood and watch the pieces of ice that come from the glacier. At Onelli Bay we have the chance to see Onelli glacier, Gleim glacier and Bolado glacier. After this visit the boat starts its navigation once again to surprise us with more glaciers such as the Spegazzini and Seco.
 
 
 
Cross the Patagonia steppe towards Puerto Natales, Chile
We will travel to Puerto Natales by road, traveling through the vast and deserted Patagonia steppe. Arrival to the city of Puerto Natales and transfer to the hotel.
 
 
 
Torres del Paine National Park
Today we will visit one of the most beautiful national parks in South America, Torres del Paine. The visit begins at the “Milondon” caves, where scientists discovered rests of and extinct herbivore animal that occupied this area a long time ago. Once in the park we will be amazed by the variety of landscapes, lagoons, aquatic birds, guanacos and other species of animals. The entire beautiful park is framed by stunning mountains, blue color lagoons and cascades. We will see the Nordenskjold Lake which has an intense emerald green color; the lake forms the “Salto Grande” which finally originates the Pehoe Lake. We will also see the Grey Glacier, another milenarium ice formation that is really impressive.
 
 
 
Puerto Natales – Calafate – Fly to Ushuaia
Transfer back to the city of El Calafate. Transfer to the airport. Flight to Ushuaia. Welcome in the airport of Ushuaia and transfer to the hotel.
 
 
 
Tierra del Fuego National Park, the End of the World Train. Check in cruise
During the morning, visit the National Park “Tierra del Fuego” which represents the southern natural area with the particular fact of being the only National Park that has, due to its location, sea coast along the waters of the Beagle Channel. You will get in the park on board of the End of the World train. The train leaves the “Estación del Fin del Mundo” traveling along the same embankment used by the convict train 100 years ago.

The park has an area of 63000 hectares and its beautiful scenery alternates glaciers, falls, forests and mountains. Red foxes, guanacos, marine otters, marine cauquens, ducks, Patagonian wood peckers, and more than 90 species of birds that are part of the Feugeenian fauna can be found in the park.

After visiting the park, transfer to the Port in Ushuaia. Check in cruise.
 
 
 
Antarctic Cruise: Drake Passage. South Shetland Islands
Named after the renowned explorer, Sir Frances Drake, who sailed these waters in 1578, the Drake Passage also marks the Antarctic Convergence, a biological barrier where cold polar water sinks beneath the warmer northern waters. This creates a great upwelling of nutrients, which sustains the biodiversity of this region. The Drake Passage also marks the northern limit of many Antarctic seabirds.

The first sightings of icebergs and snow-capped mountains indicate that we have reached the South Shetland Islands, a group of twenty islands and islets first sighted in February 1819 by Capt. William Smith of the brig Williams. With favorable conditions in the Drake Passage our lecturers and naturalists will accompany you ashore as you experience your first encounter with the penguins and seals.

The South Shetland Islands are a haven for wildlife. Vast penguin rookeries, beaches ruled by Antarctic fur seals and southern elephant seals make every day spent in this amazing island group unforgettable. Sailing through the narrow passage into the flooded caldera of Deception Island and the chance to swim in the hot springs of Pendulum Cove is truly amazing. King George Island, the largest of the South Shetland Islands, features colonies of nesting Adélie and Chinstrap Penguins, Kelp Gulls, Blue-eyed Cormorants, Antarctic Terns and Southern Giant Petrels and is home to scientific bases of many different countries. Macaroni, Chinstrap and Gentoo Penguins as well as elephant seals await you at Livingston Island.
 
 
 
Antarctic Cruise: Antarctic Peninsula
The Antarctic Peninsula’s remarkable history will provide you with a type of excitement often only associated with the early explorers. You will have plenty of time to explore its amazing scenery, a pristine wilderness of snow, ice, mountains and waterways, and an incredible wide variety of wildlife. Apart from penguins and seabirds you are very likely to see Weddell, crabeater and leopard seals as well as Minke, killer (orca) and humpback whales at close range.

We hope to navigate some of the most beautiful waterways (depending on the ice conditions): the Gerlache Strait, the Neumayer Channel, and the Lemaire Channel, the latter are narrow passages between towering rock faces and spectacular glaciers. We plan to make at least two landings per day. Possible landing sites may include:
Paradise Bay is perhaps the most aptly named place in the world and we attempt a landing on the continent proper. After negotiating the iceberg-strewn waters of the Antarctic Sound, we hope to visit the bustling Adélie Penguin (over 100,000 pairs breed here) and Blue-eyed Cormorant colonies on Paulet Island. The Nordenskjöld expedition built a stone survival hut here in 1903. Today its ruins have been taken over by nesting penguins.

Further exploration may take you to Melchior Island, Cuverville Island, Portal Point, Neko Harbour, Pléneau Island and if ice conditions permit, to Petermann Island for a visit to the southernmost colony of Gentoo Penguins.
 
 
 
Antarctic Cruise: The Drake Passage to Ushuaia
We leave Antarctica and head north across the Drake Passage. Join our lecturers and naturalists on deck as we search for seabirds and whales and enjoy some final lectures. Take the chance to relax and reflect on the fascinating adventures of the past days on the way back to Ushuaia.
 
 
 
Arrival in the city of Ushuaia
Reception in the port of Ushuaia. Transfer to the airport. Welcome in Buenos Aires and transfer to the hotel. At night we suggest that you visit Puerto Madero for dinner.
 
 
 
Buenos Aires – Dinner and Tango Show
Today you have a free day to enjoy and spend on your own. We suggest going shopping to the malls that have the best brands in town, as well as the San Telmo, Recoleta or Palermo markets where you can find local production and handicrafts.

At night we enjoy a Tango show where the visitor can discover the magic and history of the city´s thypical dance; dinner and argentine wines are included.
 
 
 
Buenos Aires
Transfer in private vehicle to the International Airport Ministro Pistarini (Ezeiza).

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