Reception at the International airport (EZE, Ministro Pistarini): Located in Ezeiza. Meet and greet. Drive in private vehicle for 45 minutes / one hour to downtown hotel.
Overnight: The Hub Porteño Hotel
The most important sights of Buenos Aires arise from the centerpiece of this half-day tour. Start driving through the narrows streets of the old city and the broad avenues that mark Buenos Aires modern growth. On South America’s broadest avenue, 9 de Julio Avenue, we see Colon Theater and the “Obelisco”.
Around the “Plaza de Mayo” (May Square), we will see the “Casa Rosada” (Pink colored House, which houses the mythical balcony from where Evita used to address people), the Cathedral (with the mausoleum of General San Martín, Argentina´s independence hero), and the “Cabildo” (Town Hall). We continue our way through May Avenue, that joins the “Plaza de Mayo” with the Congress, with its Art Nouveau buildings, old hotels, theaters and cafes
We continue our journey towards San Telmo, a neighborhood of bohemians, artists, antiques shops and cobbled streets. We will pass around Dorrego Square, where each Sunday thousands of tourists and “porteños” (Buenos Aires inhabitants) visit the antique fair that is held there.
Our tour goes on to the neighborhood of La Boca, with its colorful tenements, where a lot of artists open their studios and workshops. We will walk along the mythical street of “Caminito”
neighborhood was totally redesigned in the nineties. Its new residential area, very close to the river, houses three design hotels, chic restaurants and exclusive apartment buildings.
We head towards the north where we will stop at San Martín Square, surrounded by elegant buildings with French architecture, and one of the most aristocratic areas of Buenos Aires.
We continue our tour in the traditional neighborhood of Palermo, strolling along its large parks, rose gardens and lakes, the porteños favorite place to practice sports or give long walks.
We end our tour in Recoleta district, one of the most fashionable parts of the city, which includes South America’s most opulent and extraordinary cemetery, the resting place of Eva Peron.
Visit Colon Theater
The Colón Theatre is the main opera house in Buenos Aires, acoustically concert venues in the world. Acknowledged for its acoustics and the artistic value of its construction, it turned 100 years in 2008.
It was inaugurated on May 25 th, 1908 with the great Italian Lyrical Company performing Giuseppe Verdi´s opera Aida. This building replaces the former Theatre Colon, which was located in front of Plaza de Mayo, on the block where the Banco Nacion (National Bank) building stands now.
The Colon Theatre was visited by the foremost singers and opera companies of the time, after this period of huge international success, the theatre’s decline became clear and plans were made for massive renovations. After an initial start of works to restore the landmark in 2005, the theatre was closed for refurbishment from October 2006 to May 2010. It re-opened on May 24, 2010, with a program for the 2010 season.
The theater´s marvels, beauty and charm make this guided tour an ever-lasting memory
Optional Tango Show & dinner at Rojo Tango
Rojo Tango is red hot and devilishly delicious; a one of a kind experience in Buenos Aires. As soon as you walk into the impressive and imposing central hallway of the Faena Hotel + Universe and into El Cabaret, where Rojo Tango performs nightly, the experience begins. The high ceiling and clerestory windows of Faena resemble a church nave, but that’s how Philippe Starck, the revolutionary French designer, imagined it. It’s not your regular dinner and show despite the presence of all the tango standards: somber mood, emotional madness, lost love and lovers.
Overnight: The Hub Porteño Hotel (B)
transfer to the hotel. Transfer provided by Eolo and shared with other guests - no guide included
Overnight: Eolo Lodge (B+D)
Perito Moreno tour
Depart from the hotel towards Los Glaciares National Park’ entrance and Ventisquero Perito Moreno (westwards, 80km, 1 hr easy drive, paved route, no toilet on route)
Slow drive along panoramic zigzag road for 15 km to visit to main vista point, boarding Lago Roca lake shores. Upon arrival, stop for 2-3 hrs for short walks in the area along the 3.5 km “pasarelas” vantage point in front of the glacier (up and down wooden and fenced loop-trail).
The Perito Moreno glacier was declared a “Mankind Heritage Site” by the UNESCO. During the short walks, you will glaciers. Periodically the glacier advances over the L-shaped Argentino Lake forming a natural dam which separates the two halves of the lake when it reaches the opposite shore. With no escape route, the water-level on the “Brazo Rico” side of the lake can rise by up to 30 meters above the level of the main lake. The enormous pressure produced dam/rupture cycle is not regular and it recurs naturally at any frequency between once a year to less than once a decade.
This excursion begins in the embarking pier located in “Bajo de las Sombras” bay- about 6 km before the glacier Balconies- where you embark for 20 minutes navigation across the Rico Arm, enjoying the views of the glacier’s front walls and Icebergs Channel.
You disembark on the opposite shore, where specialized mountain guides welcome you and lead you to a small shelter. After checking the last details, groups of 20 follow their guides along the lake’s shore towards the edge of the glacier. Once on the ice the guides put each participant a pair of crampons on, and explain how to use them.
The two hours circuit that follows introduces you to the landscape of the glaciers: streams, small lagoons, gullies and plenty of ice formations of the most incredible blues. The trekking is moderate. The ice surface over which you walk is also about the particular phenomenon that happens in the Perito Moreno Glacier and eventually produces its rupture.
After the walk, a stroll through the forest brings you back to the shelter, and onto the boat, to head back to the port.
Overnight: Eolo Lodge (B+BL+D)
Full Day at Estancia Cristina
After breakfast, early pick up for a 30 minutes drive to Puerto Banderas. Departure at 8.15 am on board of modern and comfortable ships. Sailing among icebergs on the Argentino lake and watching the breathtaking views of the occidental front of the Glaciar Upsala. Arrival at the port of Estancia Cristina at 11:30 hours.
Estancia Cristina was founded in 1914 by Joseph Percival Masters, an Englishman who came to Patagonia with his wife in 1900. They had two kids: Percival Herbert Masters in 1902 and Elinor Cristina Masters in 1904. Mr Masters 22,000 hectares of land surrounded by glaciers, snow peaks and lakes of great natural beauty. Cattle then consisted of 27,000 sheeps, 30 cows and some 50 horses. When Mr. and Mrs. Masters died, the estancia went into Herbert´s hands, who was then married to Janet Mc Donald. Herbert died in 1984, leaving Janet to manage the property alone. Janet died in 1997. Nowadays, the idea is to keep well alive the history of this family who -with the effort and endurance common to every old pioneers- left an everlasting mark in this unique region
Day at leisure at Estancia Cristina, to enjoy the facilities at the hotel.
Activities include a visit to the Costumbrista Museum (old shearing shed), a 4 WD ride up to the Continental ice hut and a short trekking to the Upsala viewpoint.
Visit the oriental front of Upsala Glacier. Lake Guillermo, Southern Patagonian Ice and Andes.
Afternoon departure back to Puerto Banderas, arriving at 7 pm approximately.
Overnight: Eolo Lodge (FB)
Private transfer with guide from the hotel to Cerro Castillo (Chilean border). Change vehicle at the border. The Singular Staff will be waiting for you to take you to The Singular Patagonia (NO Guide included- it is just a driver), located just outside Puerto Natales in the Chilean town of Puerto Bories.
Once at The Singular, visit the Hotel Private Museum; the “original” Bories cold-storage industrial facilities, preserved in perfect conditions.
The Bories Cold-Storage Plant was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1996. It is located 5 kilometers (3 miles) to the north of Puerto Natales in Chilean Patagonia.
(engine garage) the “Herrería” (forge), the large building of the “Curtiembre y Grasería” (tannery and tallow house), among other places that vividly evoke the past
Visiting the private collection helps understand the origins of development in the region, and its living culture and traditions.
Overnight: The Singular (B+BL+D)
Day at leisure or you can chose activities organized by The Singular such as:
Full Day Trekking Sierra Baguales – Private Reserve
Driving from Puerto Natales, 90 kms north, we will arrive at Estancia Cerro Guido, a typical estancia in this area of Patagonia, we will learn about the work that is done in such Estancias.
We continue to Sierra Baguales, an impressive mountain range, named by the locals after the herds of wild horses that used to roam the area. This mountain range is a noteworthy feature of the landscape because of the different journey, Estancia Las Cumbres, an isolated place, a land for the adventurous, pioneering soul, where we will have a unique and unforgettable Patagonian experience. This expedition is on a private reserve owned by The Singular Patagonia.
Half Day Trekking to Mylodon Caves
Southern Patagonia. Evidence of human presence has been found here dating back 12,000 years, associated with extinct fauna such as the Mylodon.
meters wide at the mouth, and thirty meters high (650 by 260 by 100 feet).
Navigating to Punta Jamón
The journey starts in Puerto Bories navigatin throught Ultima Esperanza fjord arriving at Peninsula Punta Jamon where we will disembark for a one hour trek. We will be able to see the port of Consune and Prat as a superb view of the fjords. We will learn about the lifestyle of the Puestero (shepherds) and their traditions. We will sail through
Overnight: The Singular (FB)
At 12:00 hs, private transfer from the Singular Hotel to Tierra Patagonia Hotel. No guide included Distance: 114 km - about 2 hours 5 mins
Torres del Paine is a 600,000 acre park declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1978. General views of the Paine massif will be had as we approach the park. The Paine Massif is a truly spectacular nest of pinkish granitic mountains, capped with sedimentary rock. It is surrounded by a necklace of multicolored glacial lakes and deciduous southern beech forests.
Paine possesses some of the most incredible mountain scenery to be seen anywhere. We will come across herds (American ostrich), red & gray foxes, and possibly mountain lions. The birdlife includes condors, crested caracaras, and more.
Overnight: Tierra Patagonia Hotel (B+D)
Enjoy activities offered by Tierra Patagonia such as;
French Valley Day hike
This excursion starts with a 30 minute boat ride across Pehoé Lake. We walk along a winding trail that passes the slopes of Paine Grande and the shores of Lago Skottsberg. There are great views of the Cuernos del Paine on the way. Upon reaching the Italian Camp, we will cross a bridge over the French river and head up the French valley to the view point that sits below the world famous French Glacier. We will return along the same trail and take the boat for the last 30 minutes to the point where the van will take us back to the hotel.
Half day Mirador de Cuernos
It is an unmissable hike, located in the heart of the park. After a scenic drive, passing by the Sarmiento and always see the “cuernos” or horns of Paine in front of us. We visit the “Salto Grande” or “Big Waterfall” and continue along the shores of Lake Nordenskjöld. On arrival at the viewpoint, you can appreciate the geology that formed the massif. We return along the same path, with the “horns” at our back. There are frequent strong winds in this area.
Half day hike Laguna Larga
certain times of the year. From here we head towards the east with views of the Cuernos del Paine and hanging glaciers of French Valley and Mount Almirante Nieto. This horse trail is off the beaten path and occasionally you may spot big groups of guanacos in the grassy areas. We will pass several lagoons until we get to Mirador Nordenskjöld, where you can see the Massif from up close and the turquoise waters of this lake.
Horse Ride Estancia Cerro Guido
After a 30 minute drive we arrive in Estancia Cerro Guido. Depending on weather conditions the local Gauchos will take us to different areas of the estancia. We will enjoy a ride on the pampas, with wide open views of the surroundings. If it is a clear day we will see the Torres del Paine.
***ALL HORSE RIDES ARE SUBJECT TO WEATHER CONDITIONS ***
Overnight: Tierra Patagonia Hotel
Day at leisure or you can choose from the activities such as:
FD GREY GLACIER:
Drive 7 km to the entrance at Laguna Amarga and continue South West for 24 km. Arrival at Salto Grande and 10 minutes easy trekking to the view point, followed by a 45 minutes trekking to the viewpoint over the Nordenskjold lake. Weather permitting, we can have lunch there. Continue 20 km to the administrative center. Bathroom stop and short visit. Continue 18 km North West to the Grey lake. One hour walk to the viewpoint over the lake and seeing the glacier at its end. Return to Las Torres
Full day excursion to Laguna Azul
Towers. Wildlife sightseeing, specially large groups of “guanacos”, as we continue North. Once arrived, we leave the vehicle behind and start our hike along the Northern shore of the very scenic lagoon. We will have our picnic lunch sheltered by the trees. On our way back, we will stop by the “Cascada Paine” (Paine cascade), located on the connecting river among several lakes in the park.
Overnight: Tierra Patagonia Hotel (FB)
Torres del Paine - Punta Arenas: 350 km / 4h30 - 5h00
provide the service shared with other guests). Upon arrival at Santiado de Chile, meet your guide and transfer to The Singular hotel.
Overnight: The Singular (B)
Private transfer from the hotel to the international airport. (B)
End of our services.
Following services and hotels rates are net
Total for services (Prices per person in USD per total nights / Double Room / Breakfasts and taxes are included)