Lighthouse in Patagonia | Argentina | South America
FROM: £1,195 pp
Best of Patagonia - 10 days map

Find yourself seduced by elegant Buenos Aires and thoroughly captivated by Argentina’s share of Patagonia. Marvel at the icy walls of Perito Moreno, cruise the marine-rich Beagle Channel and discover the Land of Fire at the southern-most edge of Argentina on this 10 day adventure.

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Trip Highlights

Buenos Aires – city tour and Tango dinner show
Perito Moreno Glacier – full day excursion to see this spectacular hulk of ice with a nautical safari
Tierra del Fuego National Park – touring of the ‘Land of Fire’, Argentina’s first coastal national park and a stunning landscape of colour and form
El Calafate – a thriving tourist resort with free time to explore the nearby Parque Nacional Los Glaciares and Lago Argentino
Ushuaia – the world’s most southernmost city with free time to get your passport stamped with an ‘End of the World’ stamp


9 nights STANDARD accommodation. Upgrading to SUPERIOR or DELUXE accommodation options are also available upon request. Accommodation rating – See Trip Notes for details
Airport arrival and departure transfer on day 1 and day 10
Entrance fees to all sites included in the itinerary
Tango Show and Dinner with shared transfers
9 breakfasts and 1 dinner
Services of local English-speaking specialist guides
City tour of Buenos Aires, full day excursion to the Perito Moreno Glacier and boat trip on the Canal de los Témpanos, excursion to Tierra del Fuego National Park and a sailing trip on the Beagle Channel on a shared basis (private touring available for a supplement)
All relevant transfers and transportation on a private basis unless otherwise stated

Not Included

International flights and visas
Tipping – an entirely personal gesture
Laundry, drinks and items of a personal nature
Domestic flights – South American airpasses are available with LATAM and other airline carriers when booked in conjunction with international flights, offering significant savings on domestic flights. Please ask a member of the team for more information.


Day 1

Buenos Aires

Bienviendos a Argentina! Upon arrival into the international airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel where the rest of the day can be spent at leisure.
Overnight: Buenos Aires

Day 2

Tango in BA

Often labelled the ‘Paris of South America’, Buenos Aires, or simply BA, is a seductive mix of elegant architecture, characterful residents and fantastic entertainment options. This morning join a scheduled city tour taking in the Neoclassical Metropolitan Cathedral, the unusual dusty pink Government House and the history-packed Plaza de Mayo. Head to the neighbourhood of San Telmo where street performers gather to display the sensuous dance of tango, and continue to La Boca, a colourful suburb popular with local artists. Wander the attractive streets of Palermo until you reach Recoleta and the famous cemetery of the same name. The rest of the afternoon is free for you to explore Buenos Aires your way – why not wander further in search of the city’s striking street art?

Later in the evening you will be collected from your hotel for a scheduled transfer to Café de Los Angelitos for a night of love, passion, madness and glamour with a traditional tango show. Born in the brothels of the 1920s, Argentine tango is a completely improvised dance and attracts both the old and the young.
Overnight: Buenos Aires  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3

El Calafate

Buenos Aires – El Calafate. After breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight to El Calafate, the starting point for excursions to one of Argentina’s most famous natural wonders – the Pertio Moreno glacier. On arrival, scheduled transfer to your hotel. Remainder of day free.
Overnight: El Calafate  |  Breakfast

Days 4-5

Perito Moreno Glacier

Measuring 30km in length, the monstrous Perito Moreno glacier is a jagged mass of crevasses and towering columns of ice. It’s also unusual in the sense that it is actually growing in size and constantly moving forward. 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.

The following day offers a chance for you to continue exploring the southern sector of Parque Nacional los Glaciares independently or enjoy some downtime at Lago Argentino. Other options include a full day tour to the Bosque Pertificado La Leona, a petrified forest with fossilised trunks and dinosaur bones
Overnight: El Calafate  |  Breakfast x 2

Day 6


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.
Overnight: Ushuaia  |  Breakfast

Day 7

Tierra del Fuego

Argentina’s first coastal national park is a spectacular expanse of wild, forested peaks, pristine blue lakes and vast tundra. 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.
Overnight: Ushuaia  |  Breakfast

Day 8

End of the World

Enjoy a free day in Ushuaia perhaps visiting the city’s charming museums, such as the Maritime Museum and the Museum at the End of the World where Ushuaia’s interesting natural and colonial history is uncovered. Alternatively jump onboard a steam train on the Tren del Fin del Mundo and get your passport stamped with an official End of the World stamp at the Ushuaia tourist office.
Overnight: Ushuaia  |  Breakfast

Day 9

Back to BA

Ushuaia – Buenos Aires. After breakfast today a scheduled transfer will take you to the airport for your flight back to Buenos Aires. You will be collected on arrival and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the afternoon is free. Explore the city further or head to the markets for some last-minute souvenir shopping. Prided as a literary city, Buenos Aires has a number of fabulous book shops, often housed in revamped historical buildings.
Overnight: Buenos Aires  |  Breakfast

Day 10

Buenos Aires

Today marks the end of your Patagonian adventure. After breakfast and hotel check out transfer to the airport for your onward departure journey.

Prices & Dates

Prices shown are per person when there are 2 persons sharing a room. The 'Single Room' price is applicable when a single room is required, based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults.

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In Brief

Trip Type
Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires
Any day of the year
Group Size
Min 2 / Max N/A
Hotel Rating
Our rating: Standard
Tour Guide
Yes - for all included sightseeing
Breakfast: 9, Dinner: 1
Buenos Aires, El Calafate, Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego
Impressive Perito Moreno glacier surrounded by snowy mountains in El Calafate
Panoramic view of the mountains that make up the Tierra del Fuego National Park
Stunning sunset, painting the sky pink and purple in Ushuaia at the end of the earth
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