Multi-Day Tour | Private

Patagonia | Ultra-Luxe Tour | BA, Bariloche, Calafate, Ushuaia | Patagonia (10 days)

Blue Parallel

Buenos Aires, Argentina To Buenos Aires, Argentina

Valid for Departures Now Through: 01 Jan 2019

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires None

Please note that the following itinerary is an example, as all of our journeys are custom-made.

VIP greeting upon arrival in the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires after an overnight flight. With its vibrant nightlife, European heritage, historic architecture, and creative cultural movements, Buenos Aires is the most visited city on the continent. After settling in to your accommodations, head out on your first sightseeing tour of the city and explore the aristocratic neighborhood of Recoleta home to the opulent Recoleta Cemetery, Plaza Francia and the Fine Arts Museum, all walking distance from your hotel. You will also have the opportunity to visit nearby galleries and shops which are sprinkled through the neighborhood.

Day 2
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires Breakfast

Begin the day with a private guided tour of the world-famous Teatro Colon before heading out to explore the southern neighborhoods of Buenos Aires with your personal guide. Visit the historic Plaza de Mayo anchored by the presidential palace known as the Casa Rosada. Continue on to San Telmo, the city’s oldest neighborhood and the birthplace of tango and stroll through its cobbled stoned streets while browsing quirky antique shops or, sit and enjoy a coffee in Plaza Dorrego. Head to Pulpería Quilapán, a combination of tavern, general store, and guesthouse that served as a gaucho institution from the early 20th century onward in Argentina, where you can enjoy coffee in the outdoor courtyard. Later, take a private tango class with a professional dancer in a dance hall nearby. In the evening, dine at one of the city's best restaurants before witnessing the exciting Rojo Tango Show or a local milgona (a tango dancehall).

Day 3
Bariloche, Argentina
Llao Llao Resort, Golf & Spa Breakfast

Greeting and private transfer to the airport for your non-stop flight to Bariloche. Private transfer to stay at the Llao Llao Resort, one of the most famous hotels on the continent. After lunch, enjoy a tour of the Llao Llao Peninsula followed by hiking or biking, depending on your interest. Dinner at Cassis, one of Bariloche’s most elegant and intimate restaurants that will serve you meticulously presented cuisine blending the region’s native Patagonian flavors with its immigrant influences from Germany, Austria, and Italy.

Day 4
Bariloche, Argentina
Llao Llao Resort, Golf & Spa Breakfast, Lunch

Enjoy a private boating excursion with your personal captain on the magnificent Lake Nahuel Huapi to Victoria Island located in the middle of the lake where you will hike with your expert guide who will introduce you to the flora and fauna. Experience a delicious gourmet picnic just for your party with fine glassware and a proper table prepared by the excellent head chef of Cassis. Delight in the Argentine Lake District’s finest wines paired with exceptionally prepared cuisine as you take in the spectacular natural outdoor setting around you. After lunch hike back to your boat, and continue your boat trip along the Lake en route back to the jetty. In the evening, enjoy dinner at your hotel.

Day 5
Bariloche, Argentina
Llao Llao Resort, Golf & Spa Breakfast, Lunch

Private transfer to López Bay, a beautiful area along the shores of the Lake Nahuel Huapi where you will begin your hiking excursion accompanied by your expert guide. Head up the peaks to the Los Palotinos, a spectacular look-out point over the Tristeza arm of the Lake Nahuel Huapi, where you will have panoramic views of the area. From there you will ascend the mountain stopping at different levels to observe the unique views. Later you will head down to a secluded area by rappelling (optional) over a boulder, where you will enjoy a delicious picnic lunch with a view of the lake and the surrounding peaks. Alternatively, you can walk along an easy path to reach the picnic area. After lunch, descend down the mountain to the shore where you will return to the dock of your hotel on kayak.

Blue Parallel can arrange for alternative activities according to your particular interests, including fly-fishing on the Limay River, or horseback riding to a private, spectacular ranch, mountain biking through the forest trails, and much more.

Day 6
El Calafate, Argentina
Eolo Breakfast, Dinner

Greeting and private transfer to the airport for your flight to El Calafate. Upon arrival, private guided visit of the innovative Glaciarium Museum which offers an interactive experience of the Patagonian ice field and nearby glaciers. Exclusive meeting with an expert glaciologist who will introduce you to the science of glaciers. Stay at the luxurious Eolo lodge, on a 3,000 hectare property in the La Anita valley located in the pristine and vast landscape of the Argentine steppe and away from the town. In the afternoon, you will have exclusive access to the Patagonian estate to go horseback riding to a spectacular lookout point with your personal guide. Enjoy a delicious dinner with fantastic views of the sun setting on the valley.

Day 7
El Calafate, Argentina
Eolo Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Visit the famous Los Glaciares National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its keynote Perito Moreno glacier, one of the only glaciers in the world that is not receding. After a short boat ride across the bay, experience a private ice-trekking excursion on the majestic Perito Moreno glacier crossing towering ice peaks, huge crevasses, turquoise blue creeks and icy lagoons with your specialized guide. Later, visit the spectacular catwalks and balconies facing the Perito Moreno Glacier for expansive and up-close views of the magnificent glacier.In the evening, relax in the pool or sauna of your lodge and enjoy the beautiful views of the valley from Eolo’s smartly-designed panoramic lounges followed by dinner.

Day 8
Ushuaia, Argentina
Los Cauquenes Resort & Spa Breakfast

Private transfer to the airport for your flight to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. Upon arrival, greeting by your personal host and private transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, enjoy a private boating on the Beagle Channel aboard a motor boat. You will discover the Faro Les Eclaireurs, the Isla de los Pajaros and the Isla de Lobos, as well as a deserted island where you will be given the opportunity to enjoy a one-hour walk. In the evening, recommended dinner at Chez Manu, where chef Emmanuel Herbin uses the freshest local ingredients, basing the menu on traditional French cuisine, to the delight of diners enjoying panoramic views of the bay of Ushuaia.

Day 9
Ushuaia, Argentina
Los Cauquenes Resort & Spa Breakfast, Lunch

You will be taken to the breathtaking Tierra del Fuego National Park, where you will discover the typical flora of Ushuaia – high and low deciduous beech, evergreen beech, winters bark, fire bush, etc. You will then board a canoe and navigate from Lake Roca along the waters of the Lapataia River to the Ovando River. The Ovando River runs into Laguna Verde, one of the most beautiful panoramic spots in the national park. You will then head up to Lapataia Bay, where you will see the seabirds. At lunchtime, your chef will prepare a picnic lunch for you to enjoy within the national park as you enjoy the natural surroundings.

Day 10
Buenos Aires, Argentina
None Breakfast

In the morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Ushuaia focusing on the unique history of the southernmost city in the world. See the main attractions of this frontier city, with the the colorful clapboard houses as well as enjoying a visit to the Presidio de Ushuaia, a former jail, which has been converted to a fascinating museum. Have lunch at one of the old taverns near the port steeped in the history of the place. In the afternoon, you will be taken to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival at the domestic airport, greeting and private transfer to the international airport in time for check-in assistance for your international flight home.

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Blue Parallel is a Virtuoso Preferred Tour Operator whose mission is to take discerning, time-constrained travelers to the most spectacular natural and cultural wonders of both Latin America and the Mediterranean. We create private, tailor-made journeys to UNESCO World Heritage destinations designed around the themes of insider access, privacy, breathtaking outdoor adventures, and white glove service. Virtuoso travelers receive amenities and VIP treatment on all Blue Parallel tours such as upgrades upon arrival (if available), Virtuoso-only amenities (spa credits, etc.), daily breakfast for two, and early check-in/late checkout (subject to availability).

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Travel in luxury to Buenos Aires, one of the most exciting and elegant cities on the continent, as you soak up its urban rhythms and nightlife. Whether your interest is visiting artists at their private ateliers, private tango lessons, or exploring the city with an expert, Blue Parallel will arrange exclusive experiences offering you insider access to the city. You will then depart for Bariloche, known as the "little Switzerland" of South America, a romantic region of virgin green forests set against snow-capped mountains and deep blue lakes. The Lake District is not only beautiful - it is an Eden for anyone looking for a deep breath of fresh air and its ancient forests, mountains and lakes provide a playground second to none. Hiking, yachting, golfing, superb fishing in some of the best trout rivers on Earth, mountain biking, white water rafting and kayaking are all possible in this natural fairy-tale setting. Experience your dream adventures in style during the day and enjoy being pampered with spa treatments and gourmet meals in the evening. Continue on to El Calafate known for its ancient ice blue glaciers such as the Perito Moreno Glacier, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the Upsala Glacier to name a few. End your adventure in Ushuaia, the gateway to Antarctica and the southern-most city in the world. As the last region to be populated by humans, it earns the title as the “End of the Earth”. The awe-inspiring natural beauty of these destinations make them must-see places in a lifetime.

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Blue Parallel creates private, tailor-made journeys designed around the themes of World Heritage destinations, outdoor adventures, gourmet cuisine, exclusive lodging, white glove service and insider access. We operate in Latin America: the Amazon, Antarctica, Argentina, Belize, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Easter Island, the Galapagos Islands, Guatemala, Panama, Patagonia, Uruguay and the Yucatan Peninsula. And in the Mediterranean: the Adriatic Coast, Andalucia, Corsica, Croatia, Greece, Montenegro, Morocco, Sicily & the Aeolian Islands, Spain, Portugal and Turkey.

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Reviewed on: 31 Jan 2018

Blue Parallel was amazing! Our guides were outstanding and provided us with excellent service. Every detail was considered and thought of for us. We adored every minute of our trip.