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Embark on the ultimate Argentina adventure, a meticulously crafted 12-day tour that offers an exhilarating blend of city life and natural landscapes. From the cosmopolitan streets of Buenos Aires to the remote, rugged beauty of Patagonia, this journey promises a deep dive into Argentina’s most iconic destinations. Experience the rich culture of Buenos Aires, the glaciers of El Calafate, and the majestic peaks of Torres del Paine. Each day is filled with unique opportunities for adventure, whether you’re trekking on ancient glaciers, exploring the vast wilderness on horseback, or simply soaking in the scenic beauty of Argentina’s countryside. Join us for an unforgettable adventure in the heart of Latin America!

Highlights

  • checkPerito Moreno GlacierWitness the breathtaking beauty of one of the world's most famous glaciers with a mini ice-trekking excursion.
  • checkTorres del PaineLose yourself in the pristine wilderness of this iconic park, home to towering peaks, glaciers, and diverse wildlife.
  • checkBuenos AiresExplore the cosmopolitan capital city, known for its rich culture, historic architecture, and lively neighborhoods.
  • checkScenic Self-DrivesEnjoy picturesque drives through the Patagonian landscape, with opportunities to stop and admire the natural beauty along the way.

Itinerary

  • DAY 1 Arrive in Buenos Aires
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Buenos Aires - Argentina Adventure day 1

    Upon your arrival at Ezeiza International Airport in Buenos Aires, your friendly English-speaking driver will be eagerly waiting to greet you. Next, you will set off on a one-hour drive to your hotel located in the heart of Buenos Aires. This private transfer ensures a smooth, stress-free beginning to your adventure in the “Paris of South America“. This cosmopolitan city offers a captivating mix of European architecture and Latin passion, pulsing with lively tango rhythms, exquisite cuisine, and a thriving cultural scene.

    • ActivityActivity:Arrival.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Art Gallery or similar.
  • DAY 2 Bike Around Buenos Aires
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Buenos Aires biking - Argentina Adventure day 2

    Set out on an exhilarating four-hour bike tour through the heart of Buenos Aires with an English-speaking guide who has called this alluring city home for years. Today, you’ll discover the city’s most iconic sights. Start by watching the passionate tango dancers in the colorful streets of La Boca district. Next, admire the historic architecture surrounding Plaza de Mayo. Then, venture to the modern waterfront area of Puerto Madero. Finally, conclude your tour with a stroll through the bohemian streets of San Telmo, soaking in its unique charm.

    • ActivityActivity:Biking. Sightseeing.
    • TransportTransport:Bike.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Art Gallery or similar.
  • DAY 3 Arrive in El Calafate
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Calafaten - Argentina Adventure day 3

    Start your day with a private transfer from your hotel to Buenos Aires’ Aeroparque airport, where your Spanish-speaking driver will pick you up 2.5 hours before your flight to El Calafate, the gateway to Patagonia. Upon arrival, head to the arrivals hall to pick up your pre-booked rental car. After handling the paperwork, you’ll be set to drive to your accommodation in or near El Calafate. A scenic 4-hour drive to El Chaltén via the legendary Route 40 displays infinite horizons, mountain peaks, rolling hills, and blue lakes.

    • ActivityActivity:Transfer. Driving.
    • TransportTransport:Car. Plane.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Estancia La Quinta or similar.
  • DAY 4 Trek in El Chaltén
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Chalten - Argentina Adventure day 4

    Venture on a captivating self-guided trek to Laguna de los Tres in El Chaltén, starting with a walk through lenga forests teeming with melodious birds. As you ascend 400 meters to the highest point, you’ll be rewarded with majestic views of Mount Fitz Roy, the Glacier de los Tres, and its lagoon, offering a profound sense of humility and awe. Continue to circle Laguna de los Tres and head towards the spectacular vistas at the viewpoint of Laguna Sucia and its glacier, ensuring memorable experiences at every turn.

    • ActivityActivity:Hiking. Sightseeing.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Estancia La Quinta or similar.
  • DAY 5 Outdoor Exploration at El Chaltén
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Chalten - Argentina Adventure day 5

    If you tackled the hike to Laguna de los Tres yesterday, today’s recommended adventure is a trek to Laguna Torre, a route that promises equally stunning views. For those seeking a change of pace, consider horseback riding or mountain biking to experience the landscape from a different perspective. Alternatively, you might enjoy booking an excursion to the beautiful Lago del Desierto, just an hour away from El Chaltén, where the serene waters and picturesque settings provide a perfect backdrop for relaxation or photography.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring. Sightseeing.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Estancia La Quinta or similar.
  • DAY 6 Day at Leisure in El Chaltén
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Calafaten - Argentina Adventure day 6

    A flexible morning in El Chaltén allows you time for a pleasant walk or another activity such as horseback riding, mountain biking, or kayaking. This small village of about 500 inhabitants at the base of Mount Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre is a premier trekking destination. Consider a detour to the La Leona Petrified Forest, dating back 150 million years to the Jurassic period. Be sure to book a guide in advance if interested! Plan your day to ensure a timely return for your 4-hour drive back to El Calafate.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring. Driving.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hosteria La Estepa or similar.
  • DAY 7 Trek in Perito Moreno Glacier
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Chalten - Argentina Adventure day 7

    Your adventure begins with a boat ride that ferries you directly to the glacier, where you’ll strap on your crampons and venture on a roughly 1 hour and 40-minute trek across the icy expanse. The boat will bring you closer to the glacier’s face before you take a leisurely walk along the opposite shore, where you can witness the dramatic spectacle of huge ice blocks calving and crashing into the lake below. Please note the age restrictions for participation: mini-trekking is open to guests up to 65 years old, whereas big-trekking is limited to those 50 years old and younger.

    • ActivityActivity:Hiking. Cruising.
    • TransportTransport:Car. Boat.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hosteria La Estepa or similar.
  • DAY 8 Explore Chile's Torres del Paine National Park
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Day 15 - Chile Family - Safari Torres del Paine

    Drive from El Calafate to Torres del Paine National Park in Chile, switching between the popular Route 40 and Route 5 over almost five hours. Your last opportunity to refuel comes at La Esperanza, before crossing the border at Cancha Carrera, which leads directly into the park.

    Celebrated for its stunning glaciers, lakes, and native forests, Torres del Paine ranks among the most spectacular hiking destinations globally. The park’s most iconic landmarks, the Torres and Cuernos del Paine, dramatically rise from the Patagonian plains, providing dazzling views. As you explore the park, keep an eye out for a diverse range of wildlife, including guanacos, flamingos, rheas, and condors.

    • ActivityActivity:Driving.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Cabaña Tyndall or similar.
  • DAY 9 Day at Leisure at Torres Del Paine
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Day 6 - Chile Cultural - Paine National Park

    Today, explore Torres del Paine’s majestic landscapes at your own pace. We highly recommend starting your day with an early morning hike to the base of the famous Tower’s lookout. Experiencing the sunrise here is truly magical; as the sun crests the horizon, it bathes the Towers in a red glow—a fleeting yet memorable spectacle.

    Another highlight is the Salto Grande, a powerful waterfall located on the north side of Lake Pehoé. Just a 10-minute walk will take you to this stunning site, where you can admire the waterfall set against the striking backdrop of the pinkish rock formations known as The Horns.

    • ActivityActivity:Hiking. Sightseeing.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Cabaña Tyndall or similar.
  • DAY 10 Day at Leisure at Torres del Paine
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Day 13 - Chile Family - Wildlife Torres del Paine

    Today, you might consider taking on one of the treks along the renowned W-trek route. Choose between challenging hikes to the iconic towers or the picturesque French Valley, keeping in mind that these treks are quite demanding and require considerable time. If you prefer shorter, less strenuous hikes, the park offers plenty of alternatives.

    Consider a hike to either the Cuernos or the Condor lookout point for panoramic views of the park. Alternatively, enjoy a peaceful walk along the beach at Grey Lake or tackle the intense but relatively brief hike to the Ferrier lookout point. These are just a few of the numerous shorter walks and viewpoints available within the park.

    • ActivityActivity:Hiking. Relaxing.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Cabaña Tyndall.
  • DAY 11 Return to Buenos Aires
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Chalten - Argentina Adventure day 11

    Return from Torres del Paine to El Calafate by driving early via the Mt. Castillos border post, aiming to arrive by 19:00 to return your rental car at the central office. The 262 km journey takes approximately 4.5 hours. After car drop-off, spend the night in El Calafate to rest before continuing your travels.

    Upon arrival at Buenos Aires’ Aeroparque National Airport, a Spanish-speaking driver will provide a 15-minute private transfer to your hotel. This allows you time to settle in and relax, ensuring a smooth and comfortable reentry to the bustling capital city.

    • ActivityActivity:Transfer.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Art Gallery or similar.
  • DAY 12 Farewell!
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Chalten - Argentina Adventure day 12

    On the final day of your journey, a private transfer will take you from your hotel to Ezeiza International Airport in Buenos Aires. A Spanish-speaking driver will pick you up about 4 hours before your flight, providing plenty of time to navigate any potential traffic. The drive to the airport usually lasts around 1 hour. This careful planning guarantees that you arrive at the airport relaxed and with ample time for check-in. As you prepare to return home, reflect on your extraordinary trip. Safe travels!

    • ActivityActivity:Departure.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.

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12-Day Argentina Adventure Map

12-Day Argentina Adventure Map

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2 guests$ 3,800 p.p.
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Inclusions

  • Meals Meals as described in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation Accommodation in double or triple room.
  • Rental car: Category J Renault Duster or similar incl. 24hs assistance, airport tax, basis insurance with part own risk.
  • Plane Transportation as described in the itinerary.

    Flight Buenos Aires – El Calafate.
    Flight El Calafate – Buenos Aires. 

  • Plane Private airport pick-ups and drop-offs.
  • Bus Transport Private activities and transfers as described in the itinerary.
  • Tour Guide Professional English-speaking guide during tours.
  • Activities Entrance fees to the mentioned activities.
  • assistance 24/7 assistance in English, Dutch and Spanish.
  • Exclusion Exclusions

    + International flights.
    + City taxes in Buenos Aires, Bariloche and Iguazu.
    + Activities, meals and drinks not described in the itinerary.
    + GPS, unless mentioned.
    + Gasoil for selfdrives.
    + Personal medical and travel insurance. Can be included upon request.
    + Personal expenses.
    + Optional tips for the guide.

Additional information

  • Rates for 2025 are subject to change.
  • Please note that departure dates are subject to change due to availability.
  • The hotels we’ve listed in the itinerary are our top picks. If the hotel we mentioned isn’t available, we’ll book you into another of the same level.
  • Important things to bring: Warm, windproof, and waterproof clothing, appropriate shoes or boots, water, sun protection, pocket money, and passport.
  • Inform yourself about food safety when traveling to tropical countries. Take the necessary precautions to avoid food poisoning (always wash your hands before eating, don’t eat street food, only eat peeled fruits, etc.).
  • It is mandatory to have valid travel and medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
  • Rebecca Adventure Travel will not be responsible for any illnesses or missed meals and tours due to an illness.
  • Rebecca Adventure Travel and the respective tour operator reserve the right to change the itinerary without prior notice due to weather conditions, availability, National Park regulations or notifications, and unforeseeable circumstances.

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  • Authenticity: Rebecca Adventure Travel offers unique and authentic experiences. All tours are personally selected by Rebecca, which guarantees authentic hotels (preferably family-owned), high-quality tours, great service, and, last but not least, value for money.
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  • Safety & 24/7 assistance: Rebecca Adventure Travel possesses all official tour operating insurance up to EUR 3 million. The team can be reached 24/7 for emergencies, by phone, e-mail, Skype, and WhatsApp. This service is available in English, Spanish, and Dutch!
  • Face-to-face assistance throughout your travels: Although online communication is essential, in-person service is very important, too. This is why travelers can get face-to-face travel advice at the Travel Concept Store in Zutphen, Netherlands. During your trip, there will be local personal hostesses at each destination, e.g., the Galapagos Islands.
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