We invite you to get to know the wonderful Argentine Patagonia, starting in Ushuaia, the most southern city in the world, with its fantastic view of the south seas as well as its unique Fagnano and Escondido Lakes, its lengas forest, and the End of the World Prison. You have a chance to ride the End of the World Train also.
An ideal option to get to know Extreme Patagonia, visiting two major sites: a visit to the majestic Perito Moreno Glacier with its magic and mysterious deep blue ice (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and Ushuaia's charm and uniqueness, the "Bay facing dusk" in Tierra del Fuego, the End of the World.
On South America’s southern frontier, nature grows wild, barren and beautiful. Spaces are large, as are the silences that fill them. For the newly arrived, such emptiness can be as impressive as the sight of Patagonia’s jagged peaks, pristine rivers and dusty backwater oases. In its enormous scale, Patagonia offers a wealth of potential experiences and landscapes.
On this trip we will visit Calafate, the city where we will lodge to be able to visit one of the most impressive world’s wonders: the Perito Moreno Glacier. As well as the excursion we offer you, you can chose minitrekking on this ice mass and sailing round the glacier’s walls.
El Calafate is a small town in the far south of Argentina with a small population, but vast numbers of tourists visiting throughout the year, hoping to explore the nearby Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, Argentina’s Glacier National Park. While the town is small, there are plenty of expeditions or tours to the National Park for visitors to make the most of, as well as a few good attractions within El Calafate itself.
Perito Moreno Glacier
The main attraction of Parque Nacional Los Glaciares is the glacier named Perito Moreno, and one of the best ways to get up close to it is on a boat trip. From the boat, visitors can really get a feel of the vastness of the glacier (it is 60 metres high), and if they wait for long enough are likely to see a huge chunk of ice fall off the front. Another way to see the glacier is from the visitor centre, which has a good trail that covers various different viewing angles. From the viewing platforms, you can see the starting point of Perito Moreno, 35 kilometres away at the summit of the Andes.
Tierra del Fuego
If you’ve never planned on visiting Tierra del Fuego in the very south of Argentina, put it on your to-do list right now. Known as one of the world’s final frontiers, this breathtaking spot in Patagonia is home to the town of Ushuaia, dubbed ‘the end of the world’ after its location at the very tip of South America, as well as incredible wildlife and landscapes.
As always, we have chosen the hotels we relieve are the most significant in their category: Wyndham Garden Ushuaia Hotel del Glaciar, an excellent five-star hotel overlooking the Martial Glacier, together with the classic Posada Los Alamos Hotel, a symbol of El Calafate city.
In the four-star category, the Canal de Beagle Hotel, as its name shows, delights us with a view of the channel we will never forget, and in El Calafate the Esplendor by Wyndham El Calafate Hotel, one of the newest hotels in the city.
In the most inexpensive category, the Las Lengas Hotel is a comfortable and cosy hotel in the most southern city, and the Michelangelo Hotel, a tradition in El Calafate, both for local and foreign visitors.