Ushuaia & BA Christmas Special

  • Ushuaia & Buenos Aires Special
  • Day 1 Ushuaia & Buenos Aires Special
  • Day 2 Ushuaia & Buenos Aires Special
  • Day 3 Ushuaia & Buenos Aires Special
  • Day 4 Ushuaia & Buenos Aires Special
  • Day 5 Ushuaia & Buenos Aires Special
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  • Day 6 Ushuaia & Buenos Aires Special
  • Day 7 Ushuaia & Buenos Aires Special
  • Day 8 Ushuaia & Buenos Aires Special
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Day 1. 20.12.2016 - BUENOS AIRES

Morning arrival in Buenos Aires, considered the most cosmopolitan city in South America; meeting and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight stat at selected hotel in Buenos Aires.



Day 2. 21.12.2016 - BUENOS AIRES – USHUAIA

Late morning flight to Ushuaia, one of the world’s greatest natural wonders; arrival and transfer to the hotel; Remainder of the day at leisure.
Overnight stay at selected hotel in Ushuaia.



Day 3. 22.12.2016 - BUENOS AIRES – USHUAIA - Tierra del Fuego National Park | Beagle Channel Navigation

Buffet breakfast. Departure from the city southward along National Route 3 towards Tierra del Fuego National Park, the only one in the country situated on the maritime coast, only 12 km from Ushuaia.
A fascinating trip with assorted views on the Beagle Channel, surrounded by the most charming views offered by the southern tip of the Andes Mountain Range before plunging into the ocean and the Andean-Patagonian forest, formed by diversity of tree species such as: lengas, guindos, ñires, notros and assorted flowers such as: orchids, violets, daisies, sea-pinks and Fuegian edelweiss.
A trip along peat bogs and beaver dams, leads to Lapataia River and Green Lagoon. From there you will travel the final part of Route 3 that finishes in Lapataia Bay. The primitive aborigine settlers have left their traces in the 'concheros', unbelievable archaeological deposits that provide interesting information about these people's every day life.
Optional: Ride the End of the World train.
At midday transfer back to the city. Time at leisure for lunch (not included).
At the afternoon the excursion continues to Ushuaia port, to enjoy the navigation on Beagle Channel. Departure from the hotel towards Ushuaia touristic pier where your will embark the catamaran that will take you to the Birds and Sea Lions Islands, through the waters of Beagle Channel. The tour begins sailing along Ushuaia Bay from where you will get an excellent panoramic view of the city framed by Andean mountains. Once you have reached the end of the bay, you will go through Paso Chico, which indicates the start of the mythic Beagle Channel. You will border the northern coast passing by Archipelago Bridges till you reach Birds Island, where you will be able to appreciate the great variety of sea birds that live in the area: cormorants, albatrosses, ducks, sea gulls, etc. Close to this place, you will see the Sea Lions Island with its sea lions settlement, a unique opportunity to watch at the same time sea lions of one and two hairs and get to understand the differences between both species. You will finally get to Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse. After leaving behind Estancia Remolino and Gable Island, you will reach Martillo Island from where you will have the chance to admire an important Magellan penguin colony. From this point you will start the way back, across Paso Guaraní, passing very near the tiny Almanza Port.

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Day 4. 23.12.2016 – USHUAIA Escondido & Fagnano Lake

Buffet breakfast Departure from the hotel towards Escondido Lake, in a tour that will let you go across the Andes Range.
You will leave Ushuaia by the industrial district, seeing afterwards how the landscape begins to turn into beautiful valleys and mountain ranges.
While bordering the base of Mt. Olivia, you will get an unbelievable view of the imposing Sierra Alvear with the great Carabajal Valley at its foothill. In this area there are several cross country ski and winter sports resorts such as: Tierra Mayor, Las Cotorras, Haruwen and the Huskies Valley, among others.
The way continues going up to the Paso Garibaldi (430 meters above sea level), the highest point of the route, from where you will enjoy a gorgeous panoramic view of the the Escondido and Fagnano Lakes, framed by the extremely beautiful surrounding landscape. From this point you will go down to the shore of Escondido lake where Hostería Petrel is situated, and where you will have a nice lunch admiring a unique view of the lake from its huge panoramic windows. The perfect place to feel in touch with this quite beautiful expression of pristine nature, enriched by the enchanting lenga, coihue and ñire woods that 'get dressed' in different colors for each season.
After a short while there, the tour goes on towards Fagnano Lake passing by an area of sawmills. The lake is located in the middle of the Patagonian steppe.
Fagnano Lake is the largest in the island, and part of it belongs to Chilean territory. You will be able to see local sea birds such as albatrosses and petrels and you will gradually discover how the mountains start to loose height becoming hills and finally vanishing to let the steppe appears, as woods are replaced by small motes, coirónes and low bushes. Return to Ushuaia.

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* Lunch (No beverage package included)



Day 5. 24.12.2016 - USHUAIA - BUENOS AIRES

Late morning flight to Buenos Aires, the amaizing Argentinean Capital; arrival and transfer to the hotel; Remainder of the day at leisure.

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Day 6. 25.12.2016 - BUENOS AIRES – City Tour | Dinner & Tango show

Merry Christmas!

After breakfat, we will start our Buenos Aires city tour.
Built in the 19th century, this city rivals the architecture and sophistication of Paris. Today’s tour begins at the Plaza de Mayo, continuing to Casa Rosada, the President’s residence and Avenida 9 de Julio, the world’s widest boulevard. On to the Italian Boca District, the Cathedral and the Tomb of General José de San Martin. View the magnificent Teatro Colon Opera House; its design was inspired by the exquisite Opera Garnier in Paris.

Tonight, Dinner and Tango show at La Ventana (or similar).
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Day 7. 26.12.2016 - BUENOS AIRES – Fiesta gaucha at Estancia Susanna & BBQ lunch

After breakfast, your day is dedicated to discover one of Argentinean ranch (“estancia”); enjoy a Gaucho-Style Barbecue Lunch featuring traditional folklore and dance.
Departure from the hotel towards Cardales to visit Estancia Santa Susana, 90 km away from Buenos Aires. Estancia Santa Susana belongs to the Rossiter family since 1860. Its 1,200 hectares (2,965 acres) are devoted mainly to agriculture, but also to cattle and horse breeding. A couple of years ago the 'estancia' began to receive visitors, and it started to adapt its facilities for that purpose. It has a Main House and some straw-roofed constructions where the dining-room, the 'pulpería' -a traditional general store which was a social gathering point for the gauchos at sunset-, and the grid iron are set.
Upon arrival a welcome drink with 'empanadas' (meat pastries) will be served at the 'pulpería'. Later, you can taste a typical Argentine barbecue (grilled beef, chicken, pork sausages, salads, dessert and coffee) at the dinning-room.
As lunch is finished you will enjoy a folklore show with live music, dancing and a tango demonstration, followed by 'cuadreras' and ring races where gauchos show their skills as riders. For those willing to participate in the traditional activities there are horses and 'sulkies' (kind of two-wheeled chart) to go around the ranch.

Later on, a snack consisting of home-made pastries and 'mate' (green tea) will be served. Return to the hotel.

Overnight stay at selected hotel in Buenos Aires.



Day 8. 27.12.2016 – Flight back

Breakfast at the hotel.Transfer to the airport for your flight back home



 

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NET PRICES PER PASSENGER – ACCOMMODATION IN STD DBL ROOMS - MINIMUM OF 2 PERSONS TRAVELING TOGETHER
Note: these prices are not valid during special holidays such as new years, Easter, NOT VALID FOR LOCAL HOLIDAYS.

 
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**DO INCLUDE:
• Overnight stays and breakfast
• Airport transfers in and out as well as guided excursions in regular basis or private basis as given in the program required
• Entrance Fees to National Parks mentioned in the program

*** DO NOT INCLUDE:
• Tips and services not mentioned in the quote.

 
 


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