Gourmet Patagonia

Glaciar Onelli - El Calafate
Onelli Glacier – El Calafate

This trip allows you to combine city, nature and navigation in Premium Cruise. We will begin in Buenos Aires as point of departure for the programme, visiting the most cosmopolitan city of Argentina. We continue to Calafate to board the cruise MarPatag and have an experience Premium and Gourmet sailing the waters of the Lakes of the Los Glaciares National Park. We will continue to visit the Torres del Paine National Park to observe its famous peaks.

Gourmet Patagonia in 12 days

Day 1: Buenos Aires

Arrival at Buenos Aires airport and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.

Day 2: Buenos Aires – City tour

During the morning visit the city of Buenos Aires. This tour gives you the emotion of a multiple Buenos Aires. We will see the symbol of our city: the obelisk. We will visit different squares such as Plaza de Mayo, Plaza San Martín, Plaza Congreso. Avenues like Corrientes, Mayo, 9 de Julio, among others. Historical neighbourhoods: La Boca, San Telmo, Montserrat. Elegant neighbourhoods such as Palermo and Recoleta, and the most modern: Puerto Madero. Parks such as Lezama and Tres de Febrero. We will also visit financial and commercial areas and a Football Stadium.

Day 3: Buenos Aires –  El Calafate

Transfer to the airport. Flight to Calafate. Transfer to your hotel.

Day 4: Cruise over the Glaciers

Transfer to the pier. At 18hs boarding at the company’s own dock “La Soledad” (Bahía Tranquila, Paraje Punta Bandera). Check in on board after the introduction of all the staff.  Navigation to Puesto de lasVacas |with onboard activities.  Dinner and night in Puesto de las Vacas.

Day 5: Cruise

After a delicious breakfast Visit to Puesto Vacas with landing to make an interesting walking. Then againob board visit to the Spegazzini. Lunch and visit Upsala Glacier (barrier of ice floes). Navigation to Brazo Norte and Canal de los Témpanos up to Bahía Toro (Seno Mayo). Dinner and night in Bahía Toro.

Day 6: Cruise

Navigation to Seno Mayo with landing and you will have the opportunity to Visit the Mayo glacier . Again navigation to Canal de los Témpanos and visit the Perito Moreno glacier, Unforgettable lunch in front of Perito Moreno glacier and return to the company’s own dock La Soledad and  landing at 4 p.m.  Come back to Calafate and transfer to the hotel.

Day 7: El Calafate

Day at leisure to visit the ville or enjoy some suggested optional tour.

Day 8: El Calafate–Puerto Natales

Transfer on regular bus to Puerto Natales. Arrival and transfer to the hotel

Day 9: Torres del Paine

The excursion begins visiting the Milodon Cave, a natural monument located on Benitez Hill, 25 kilometres from Puerto Natales, where in 1895 were found remains of extinct animals like Sabre Toothed Tiger, American Horse and a large mammal known as Milodon. It is necessary to walk for half an hour to go into the cave and observe the stalactites, places where the remains were found and a replica of Milodon.

Afterward a technical stop is held in the village of Cerro Castillo, where there are possibilities for shopping, enjoy the coffee service or just for a break.

Continuing the trip toward Torres del Paine National Park, visitors will be able to enjoy the most diverse landscapes, such as, the Magellanic deciduous forest and the vast Patagonian steppe dominated by the wind and aridity. On the way is possible to find two species members of the local fauna: the Patagonian guanaco, South American camel and relative of Llama, and the endemic lesser Rhea (Ñandu), relative of the African Ostrich. Once we get to the park, which is a biosphere reserve with a surface over 242.000 hectares, the landscape changes drastically becoming unforgettable due its dozen lakes populated by marine birds, and in the background granite picks dominating the area. Turquoise lakes, waterfalls and mountains covered by ice are the predominant landscape inside the park. A walk for 15 minutes into the park is necessary toward the Waterfall (Salto Grande), which is communicating two big lakes inside the park; Nordenskjold and Pehoe Lakes. After lunch the trip continues with a walk on the shores of Grey Lake, where blue icebergs can be seen, and in the background the vast Grey glacier. Depending on the requirements, the return is done by the same road, or by the new road bordering lakes Toro, Porteño and Sofía.

Day 10: Puerto Natales – El Calafate

Transfer to Calafate on regular bus. Arrival and transfer to the hotel.

Day 11: El Calafate – Buenos Aires

Transfer to the airport. Flight to Buenos Aires. Arrival and transfer to the hotel.

Day 12: Buenos Aires 

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

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Suggested Itinerary. The program can be modified to suit each passenger