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El Calafate Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF SOUTH AMERICA 263

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Day 1: El Calafate

Welcome to El Calafate, the starting point for excursions to one of Argentina’s most famous natural wonders – the Pertio Moreno glacier. On arrival in the early morning, a scheduled transfer will take you to your hotel. Optional Excursion -- see pricing separate -- After a short time to drop your bags, meet your guide and driver to explore the Bosque Pertificado La Leona, a petrified forest with fossilised trunks and dinosaur bones.

Day 2: El Calafate

Measuring 30km in length, the monstrous Perito Moreno glacier is a jagged mass of crevasses and towering columns of ice. Today enjoy a full day scheduled excursion beginning at Brazo Rico where you will be able to spot floating icebergs and continuing with a nautical safari on Rico Lake for spectacular views of the ice walls.

Day 3: El Calafate - Ushuaia

This morning a scheduled transfer will take you to the airport for your flight to Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost city and a particularly scenic one too, backed by dramatic, serrated peaks and fronted by the sea. Upon arrival a scheduled transfer will take you to your hotel. Remainder of day at leisure.

Day 4: Ushuaia

Taking National Route 3 as part of a scheduled tour you’ll discover some of the park’s most stunning natural sights including Pipo River, Ensenada Bay, Redonda Island, Roca Lake, Verde and Negra Lagoons and Castores Dam. Rich in flora and fauna, the park also offers ample variety of wildlife. Later in the afternoon board a ship in Ushuaia Bay for a scheduled cruise on the Beagle Channel. The cruise will reveal excellent views of Ushuaia as well as Olivia Mount and the Encajonado River. You’ll also see Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse and pass Pajaros Island where sun-seeking penguins and fur seals come to rest on the pebbly shores.

Day 5: Ushuaia

Sadly your jourmey has come to an end, we will transfer you to the airport in time for your flight home.