8 days / 7 nights
Buenos Aires ,Ushuaia & Australis Cruise
Departures: From October to April
Places visited: Buenos Aires, Ushuaia & Australis Cruise: Ushuaia, Garibaldi Glacier, Pia Glacier, Glacier Alley, Cape Horn, Wulaia Bay
Get to the heart of Buenos Aires strolling through historic colorful neighborhoods. Capture a duo of Argentinean experiences: wine tasting at La Cava del Querandi and enjoy Querandi’s tango show that follows a story line of dance styles thru various decades. Fly south---far south---to the southern tip of Argentina at Ushuaia, departure port for a truly adventurous and historic journey aboard Australis Cruise. Sail in the wake of Charles Darwin whose voyages in these subarctic waters produced dozens of scientific discoveries. On daily excursions, get up close and personal with glaciers, penguins and whales when exploring remote shores on foot or riding out in Zodiacs among ice floes.
- 4 nights accommodation in double room occupancy
- Daily breakfast, all transfers, tours with bilingual guides, and local taxes
- 1 half-day Classic City tour in Buenos Aires
- 1 Dinner & Tango Show at El Querandi with complementary welcome wine tasting and local hors d’oeuvres at La Cava del Querandi
- 3 nights accommodation in a double cabin onboard the Australis Cruise with full board and activities
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:
- International & Domestic flights
- Meals and drinks other than those mentioned
- Tips or personal expenses
- Travel insurance
- Optional tours and experiences
- Entrances to the National Parks
- Any items not mentioned
* Price Per Person in US$, based on std. room in 4– and 5-star accommodations, subject to availability and may change without notice. Airfare not included unless indicated. Please read terms and conditions. Insurance is highly recommended. This is an exclusive promotion through Borello Travel & Tours.
Day 1: Buenos Aires
Upon arrival at the airport, private transfer to Mine Hotel.
Day 2: Buenos Aires
Half day classic city tour (Private tour). Enjoy a three-hour sightseeing tour of Buenos Aires, a cosmopolitan city that reflects the rich heritage of the numerous immigrants that shaped Argentina’s capital. The tour starts at the historic Plaza de Mayo square, the scene of influential political manifestations. The square is flanked by the Government House, better known as the "Pink House”; the Cabildo (the old City Hall) and the Cathedral. Further south, visit the picturesque port neighborhood of La Boca with its famous colorful street “Caminito" and the unique architecture and customs that reflect the influence of the European immigrants, especially Genovese sailors, who settled along these shores at the end of the 19th century. The tour continues towards San Telmo, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Buenos Aires. Settled by immigrants, the neighborhood has preserved most of its architectonic heritage and boasts lovely cobblestone streets lined with colonial houses. Next on the tour are the modern, well-heeled district of Puerto Madero and Palermo neighborhood with its elegant residences set among large green spaces. The tour concludes in Recoleta, Buenos Aires’ most sophisticated and upscale neighborhood.
Day 3: Buenos Aires
Dinner & Tango Show at El Querandí with complementary welcome wine tasting and local Hors d’oeuvres at La Cava del Querandi
Before the show, enjoy an exclusive virtual wine route trip to the most representative wine making regions of Argentina: northwest, Mendoza, and Patagonia to savour local wines and traditional hors d-oeuvres at La Cava del Querandi, followed by the Dinner and Tango Show.
El Querandi is located in Monserrat neighborhood, just a few blocks from Plaza de Mayo, where most of the traditional “tanguerías” are located. The house was built in the 1800’s and, by 1920, the ancient colonial house turned into this traditional bar which still preserves the Art Deco frontage, its dark boisserie and its Salomon-style columns. For decades, it was a meeting point for writers, artists and students. Nowadays, this traditional corner of Buenos Aires has become one of those magic places of the city in which the spirit of the past comes back, inviting locals and visitors to enjoy a traditional tango show that takes you through the various periods of tango history.
Day 4: Buenos Aires / Ushuaia
At appropriate time, private transfer to the airport for flight to Ushuaia. Upon arrival to Ushuaia airport, private transfer to Arakur Hotel.
Free time to relax and enjoy activities at Arakur Hotel located inside the Natural Reserve and close to Mount Alarkén’s summit with 100-hectares (247 acres) of native woods, flora and fauna. The Reserva Natural Cerro Alarkén is an area dedicated to the preservation of Nature, home to various species of flora and fauna typical of Tierra del Fuego, and to native forests of lengas, ñires and coihues. It extends over more than 1 km of coastline along Arroyo Grande, and offers a natural scenic overlook with a 360° view of the whole area.
Day 5: Ushuaia
Private transfer from Hotel to the Australis office for check-in registration, and later transfer to the pier to board Australis Cruise.
After a welcome cocktail reception by the Captain and his crew, the Australis Cruise will depart for one of the remotest parts of the planet. Our voyage will take us through the Beagle Channel to explore one of the most breathtaking wilderness regions in the world: Southern Patagonia, which includes the Tierra del Fuego archipelago.
Day 6: Garibaldi Glacier - Pia Glacier - Glacier Alley
In the morning, we will enter Garibaldi Fjord where we will disembark for a hike through the forest up to a glacial waterfall to enjoy the spectacular views. For those who choose to stay onboard, our Captain will point the bow towards the beautiful blue Garibaldi Glacier so that they can enjoy the panoramic view from the upper decks. In the afternoon, we will navigate along the Northwest arm of the Beagle Channel to reach Pia Fjord, where we disembark. We will then take a short hike to gain a panoramic view of the spectacular Pia Glacier, which extends from the mountaintops down to the sea. After this memorable experience, we will continue our voyage along the Beagle Channel through the majestic Glacier Alley.
Day 7: Cape Horn - Wulaia Bay
We will be sailing through Murray Channel and Nassau Bay to reach Cape Horn National Park, where, weather permitting, we shall go ashore. The legendary Cape Horn was discovered in 1616 and is a sheer 425-meter (1,394-foot) high rocky promontory. For many years it was an important navigation route between the Pacific and the Atlantic, and is referred to as the ‘End of the Earth’. The park was declared a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2005. In the afternoon, we will go ashore at historic Wulaia Bay, originally the site of one of the region’s largest Yamana aboriginal settlements. Charles Darwin landed there in 1833 during his voyage on the HMS Beagle. This area is also renowned for the mesmerizing beauty of its vegetation and geography. We will take an enchanted walk through the Magellan Forest of lengas, coigües, canelos, ferns, and other endemic vegetation, to reach a panoramic viewpoint.
Day 8: Ushuaia
Arrival and disembarkation in Ushuaia is scheduled at 8:00 am. Acknowledged as the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia was founded in 1884 and was one of the original points of encounter between the Yamana and Anglican cultures. Its name derives from the Yamana word for ‘penetrating bay’ and it’s surrounded by the last high peaks of the Andes. Today, it is one of the largest cities on Tierra del Fuego Island with approximately 65,000 inhabitants. At appropriate time, private transfer to the airport.
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Tour descriptions and approximate times are for informational purposes only. Some places described may be substituted and/or approximate times may be subject to change, due to unexpected circumstances or weather conditions.