6-day Best Of Ushuaia & El Calafate Tour

6-Day Best of Ushuaia & El Calafate tour

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Jorge and your team

We are a team of adventurers that will help you discover the best places in the world. We'll guide you throughout the adventures so you can live unique and life changing experiences.

We are a team of adventurers that will help you discover the best places in the world. We'll guide you throughout the adventures so you can live unique and life changing experiences.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Ushuaia

Pass By: Ushuaia Airport, V9401 Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego Province, Argentina
Welcome to Argentina’s southernmost city! Upon arrival at Ushuaia airport, you'll be taken to your hotel (shared service).


Stop At: Ushuaia, Ushuaia, Province of Tierra del Fuego, Patagonia
You'll have the rest of the day free to to explore the city and go for a picturesque walk or watch boats come in and out of the port. You can also try some delicious fresh seafood or learn about the region’s history at the Maritime Museum (Old Ushuaia Prison).

Duration: 1 day

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight at a hotel of your chosen category in Ushuaia

Day 2: Ushuaia - Full-Day Trekking & Paddling in the National Park

Stop At: Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego, Avenida Gral San Martin 1395, Ushuaia V9410BGA Argentina
After breakfast, you will leave on a full-day excursion to Tierra del Fuego National Park (entrance fee is not included). This shared tour, will give you the opportunity to get off the beaten path and see a side of the park that most visitors miss. Upon entering the park, you’ll reach Ensenada Bay, where you’ll be able to enjoy beautiful views of the Beagle Channel. From there, you’ll start hiking through the Shore Path (for 7 km or 4.4 miles) to spot the diverse flora and bird fauna of the region. Winter: over winter season the Shore Path remains closed, so instead, we take short hikes through the woods to discover its wonders.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Lago Roca, Tierra del Fuego National Park Argentina
After a 3-hour hike (during summer), or hiking for about 90 minutes (during winter), you’ll access Acigami Lake (also known as Roca Lake), where you’ll enjoy a comforting hot lunch within our tent dome. Afterwards, you’ll start your paddle journey down the Lapataia river (1hr approx).

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Bahia Lapataia, Ushuaia Argentina
Your paddle will end at Lapataia Bay (in the Beagle Channel), where the National Route Nº 3 comes to its end.


Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Ushuaia, Ushuaia, Province of Tierra del Fuego, Patagonia
After enjoying the final views of the day, you’ll be driven back to your hotel. Note: canoeing is subject to weather conditions. Canoeing difficulty: low.

Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight at a hotel of your chosen category in Ushuaia


Day 3: Ushuaia - Beagle Channel Cruise

Stop At: Canal Beagle, Ushuaia Argentina
After breakfast, you’ll make your way to the pier for a boat cruise on the famous Beagle Channel (transport to the pier is not provided). Gain gorgeous panoramas of Ushuaia Bay and see diverse marine wildlife like cormorants and fur seals on De los Lobos and De los Pajaros islands. Very close to those, is Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse, an authentic symbol of Ushuaia, built in 1919. Hop off the boat on one of the Bridges Isles, where you’ll walk and listen to the history of the native inhabitants, the Yamanas. As this is the largest island, you’ll enjoy amazing panoramic views of the Beagle Channel with the town of Ushuaia in the distance. During the cruise, you will be offered included snacks and a glass of mate, the typical Argentine beverage. After the tour, you’ll get back to your hotel by your own means. The rest of the afternoon is yours to enjoy as you wish.


Duration: 4 hours

Pass By: Isla Martillo, Ushuaia Argentina
*OPTIONAL: If you would prefer to upgrade this tour to include the Magellanic Penguin Rookery visit on Martillo Island, please write it down in the special requirements box (while booking) and we’ll quote it for you. Please note this optional excursion is available from October to April.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a hotel of your chosen category in Ushuaia

Day 4: Ushuaia / El Calafate

Pass By: Ushuaia Airport, V9401 Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego Province, Argentina
At the appropriate time, you will be transferred to Ushuaia airport to take your flight to El Calafate* (shared service).

*IMPORTANT: Flight NOT included in the program.

Pass By: El Calafate Airport, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina
Upon arrival at El Calafate Airport, you’ll be transported to your hotel (shared service).



Stop At: El Calafate, El Calafate, Province of Santa Cruz, Patagonia
After check-in, you have the rest of the day free to explore local shops and restaurants around town, or venture outside El Calafate to surrounding areas like Laguna Nimez, where you’ll see a beautiful sunset (the front desk personnel at your hotel can give you information on transportation, hiking and more).

Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a hotel of your chosen category in El Calafate

Day 5: El Calafate - Full-Day Perito Moreno Glacier with Boat Tour Included

Stop At: Los Glaciares National Park, Los Glaciares National Park, Province of Santa Cruz, Patagonia
After an early breakfast, head out for a full-day guided excursion to Los Glaciares National Park, where you’ll see Perito Moreno Glacier. -Admission ticket not included-

Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes

Stop At: Pasarelas Perito Moreno, Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, El Calafate 9405 Argentina
Admire beautiful views of this UNESCO World Heritage Site on a boat cruise, which allows you to see the glacier up-close. Then take a walk on nearby walkways that will lead you to viewing platforms which showcase the 19-mile-long (30 km) Perito Moreno Glacier from different angles. Stop for lunch at the park before continuing your exploration (lunch is not included). After your visit to the national park, you’ll be driven back to your hotel in El Calafate, where you’ll have free time to eat dinner and relax.

**OPTIONAL: If you would prefer to upgrade your tour to include the Mini-Trekking or Big Ice excursions, both of which allow you to hike the glacier, please write it down in the special requirements box (while booking) and we’ll quote it for you.


Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a hotel of your chosen category in El Calafate


Day 6: El Calafate

Pass By: El Calafate Airport, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina
Enjoy your last few hours in El Calafate! At the appropriate time, you’ll have a shared transfer to El Calafate airport.
NOTES: Our itinerary is pretty flexible so if you need to add any extra tours or extra nights we can quote them for you. Just make sure to let us know in advance using the special requirements box while booking.


Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Leaving from Ushuaia

It is a city located in the extreme south of Argentina, in the archipelago of Tierra del Fuego, the southern tip of South America, nicknamed the "End of the World". It is also the southernmost city in the world, located between the Beagle Channel and the Martial mountain range. The only city in Argentina located on the other side of the Andes. The four cardinal points have a different landscape to show us, a different environment, and that is what you will experience during this adventure. Among other things, Ushuaia is known for its changing climate. If you ask a local "Have you seen the forecast?" They will respond "Get out and feel the weather; and be careful! It will change throughout the day!" Four seasons in one day are part of the norm here. Here you will find the longest winter season in South America. The amount of activities and destinations that this city has to offer will surely take your breath away more than once.