(Buenos Aires, Bariloche, El Calafate, Ushuaia)
Start your adventure in Buenos Aires, known as “The Paris of the Americas”. Indulge in history, architecture, tango and fine cuisine during your time in this incredible city. Leaving the city behind, fly south to Bariloche. Learn about natural wonders of this part of the world during your private, guided tours of Mount Tronador national park and the Big Circuit! Continue southbound to El Calafate, the home of the world famous Perito Moreno Glacier. Explore local ranches and the magnificent ice that stands before you. It's time to make your way to the southern most city on earth; Ushuaia. This quaint little town is conveniently at the water's edge. Through a private guided tour you'll learn just how Ushuaia came to be. Return to Buenos Aires for an overnight in the Madero area before departing South America.
The Argentine National Immigration Directorate (DNM) has launched an online method of payment to enable payment of the reciprocity fee via credit card. Travellers can now pay this fee through the Provincia Pagos payment system. US, Australian and Canadian citizens can pay the reciprocity fee before entering Argentina by accessing the following websites: www.provinciapagos.com.ar and www.migraciones.gov.ar.
How can I pay the Reciprocity Fee Online?
1.Register at www.provinciapagos.com.ar and obtain an entry code. 2.Complete the form including personal and credit card details . This information and the entry code will be sent electronically to the DNM. 3.After payment is processed, print the receipt. 4.Upon arrival in Argentina, go to the DNM Office and present the printed receipt. 5.The receipt will be scanned by DNM staff and the data will be validated to enable entry to Argentina.
Subject to change without notice.
A private transfer between the airport (International) and city of Buenos Aires with a professional driver and an English-speaking guide is provided.
When combing these incredible properties during your stay in Argentina you will receive the following freebies and upgrades:
Alvear Palace; complimentary room upgrade upon arrival (subject to availability), Butler service during your stay, fresh flowers and fruit basket in-room daily, 1 buffet lunch for two a L'Orangerie (beverages not included, valid Monday-Saturday only)
Llao Llao Hotel & Resort; complimentary room upgrade upon arrival (subject to availability), daily complimentary green fee
Eolo Patagonia's Spirit; complimentary room upgrade upon arrival (subject to availability)
Los Cauquenes Resort & Spa; complimentary room upgrade upon arrival (subject to availability), 1 meal for two (lunch or dinner includes starter, main course, dessert and non-alcoholic beverages)
This bike tour with your private English-speaking guide is without doubt the most interesting and entertaining way to get to know Buenos Aires. Learn about its history while riding on the bike paths and experiencing the bustling surroundings. You will visit the main quarters: El Puerto, la Reserva Ecológica, La Boca, San Telmo, Plaza San Matrín and much, much more. Your guide will pick you up and drop you off at the hotel.
A visit to Buenos Aires would be incomplete without a tango show. Tonight, you will enjoy a Tango Show and dinner at La Esquina de Carlos Gardel! You will be picked up from your hotel and driven to the Tango Show, on a private vehicle with driver.
Watch as professional Tango dancers take the room by storm, whipping feet, hair, dresses and heels along the floor and enchanting the audience with the romance and heat of this dance. The Argentine Tango has drawn its influences from all regions and settings, and is famous for its intermingling of styles and fusions of world dance techniques. Embrace this authentic dance in the place where it originated, as you enjoy dinner and drinks. Enjoy the unique sexual magnetism of the Tango performed by some of the best Tango dancers and singers. Its origins are traced back to the 1880’s, and its birthplace are the suburbs: which accounts for its deep malevolent, sexual, violent and troublemaker contents. Tango is – since its origins – a vital expression mixed up with the particular form of breathing, dressing, talking, and loving of the “porteños” that creates a new style: The Tango Style. Taste the most delightful typical Argentine and international dishes, the specialty is prime beef, with the best local wines in a charming atmosphere with excellent service. A superb orchestra will make you discover the secret of the music of Buenos Aires. At the end of the evening, you will be returned to your hotel with a private vehicle and driver.
A private airport transfer with a professional driver and English-speaking guide is included (between Buenos Aires' hotels and domestic airport or vice versa)
Flight is required, currently not included in the quote.
Our local representative will meet you for an airport transfer, with private vehicle and professional driver.
In the afternoon, enjoy some time on your own to relax.
The Bariloche Big Circuit Tours a full day of exploration of the land surrounding San Carlos de Bariloche: the gateway to the Andes mountains and perfect panoramic views. This tour will allow you to witness the stunning seven lake district whilst discovering the pretty traditional towns of Patagonia.
We leave northwards along National Route 237, crossing the outlet of Nahuel Huapi Lake and the Spring of Limay River, geographical limit between the provinces of Río Negro and Neuquén. Following Limay River, we pass by the Amphitheater and then go on towards the Valle Encantado (enchanted valley) and Confluencia Traful, a region of transition between the Patagonian steppe and the Patagonian Andean forest.
Leaving behind Route 237, we take Provincial Route 65 west, towards Villa Traful bordering Traful River until we reach a natural balcony overlooking Traful Lake. The road continues bordering the lake passes through Villa Traful and heads towards Arrayanes Port.
From there we go on up, through a shady forest, to El Portezuelo (940 meters above sea level) where we meet the Seven Lakes Road going southwards and you border lakes Correntoso, Bailey Willis, and Espejo. Finally we take along National Route 231 towards Villa La Angostura. From here, there is an optional sail to Arrayanes Wood (sail not included in price - please ask your Sales Consultant for more details if you wish to add this).
When we continue our ride, we will reach Nahuel Huapi Lake once again and take National Route 237 that leads back to Bariloche.
Enjoy a full day private tour with your own vehicle, driver and English speaking Guide as you experience the natural magnificence of this area. You will leave Bariloche southwards and border Gutierrez and Mascardi Lakes. Further on, the road also boarders the werstern arm of Marscardi Lake along a winding road up to Pampa Linda. After riding a few more kilometers you get to a brook. As from there you walk on for about 30 minutes, after crossing a suspended bridge you will go through a forest of Lenga ( Nothofagus pumilio) and canes (Chusquea Culeaou). We go back on time for lunch and continue later to the Black Glacier bevedere. Return is scheduled by 3:45 pm so as to be back at the hotel at 6 pm .
A shared airport transfer is included in your stay at Eolo Lodge.
Your private driver and guide will pick you up at the hotel lobby to take you on a full day guided excursion to Perito Moreno Glacier, one of Argentina's prime touristic attractions. The 30 km (19 mi) long glacier, is one of 48 glaciers fed by the Southern Patagonian Ice Field located in the Andes system shared with Chile, it is the world's third largest reserve of fresh water and one of only three Patagonian glaciers that are not retreating.
You will travel about about 2 hours to reach the Glaciers National Park and from the beginning you will see this trip has pleasant surprises! Already in the outskirts of El Calafate, you can see the Argentine Lake with its Round Bay populated with an important variety of birds such as the black neck swan, flamencos, duck steams, gallaretas, the cauquén and coirones. You will enter about 26 km into the Glaciers National Park where you will observe the arboreal vegetation formed by ñires, sour cherries and lengas. As well as some flowers of diverse colors like the outstanding “notro” with its intense red colour.
A large visitor centre at the site features a walking circuit which allows views of different faces and the surface of the glacier. There is also a restaurant at the site, if you feel like stopping and having some lunch (not included). Throughout the day your guide will explain the general features of the glacier and give specific details of Glacier Perito Moreno's flora and fauna, and its particular formation.
After an amazing day in the outdoors you will return to your hotel in El Calafate
Arriving at the south end of the channel of Ice floes, the boat maintains a reasonable distance from the wall of the Perito Moreno Glacier. Sailing along the glacier allows you to capture the spectacular calving’s as they happen! Boarding takes places at the dock located in the Bay “Under the Shade”, approximately 7 kms from the Viewpoint of the glacier. This excursion has been added to your full day tour of the Perito Moreno Glacier. The boat is on a shared basis and will be done on your own (without private guide).
Eolo boasts a staff who have already lived in Patagonia, thus knowing the area, its customs and its history. Eolo's professional team is skilled and prepared to transmit and share all the secrets of these lands. It is a human group willing to make Eolo your home, and willing to live Patagonia from within with you and those dear to you.
Following is a list of avtivities available at the lodge, some are included in your package price and some are not. Please ask your sales consultant if you wish to pre-book any of the activities.
Activities Indoor:Getting acquainted with the Eolo experience: welcome meeting and programming of activities.Discussions on glaciology, regional flora and fauna.Tales of local and indigenous legends: customs and traditions.Reading and research material on Patagonia, in the library.Thematic films and documentaries on DVD and VHS.
Activities Outdoor: Horse back riding on Mount Frías, different levels of expertise and tour duration (aditional cost).Trekking on Mount Frias, and in La Anita valley.Mountain biking over unique lanes and trails.Observation of stars with telescopes.Sightseeing and identification of flora and fauna.Birdwatching.
A private airport transfer with a professional driver and English-speaking guide is included (between Ushuaia hotel and airport or vice versa).
This morning you will be picked up from your hotel to enjoy this 4 hour tour around one of the most important and protected areas in the country. You will set off from your hotel, heading south west, traveling through coastal landscapes and, after watching the glacier valleys, we will stop at the Fuegian Southern Railway station, where you'll board the famous ‘End of the World Train’. The train ride, which used to be referred to as the "Prisoner's Train" offers a unique insight into the history of Ushuaia as well as eerie views through the "dead forest". Once the train has reached its final destination,you'll disembark and be met by your guide who will take you deeper into the national park. Through a leisurely hike at Bahía Ensenada, the ‘Concheros Antropogénicos’ (rests of mollusks and ashes today covered with vegetation), you'll see evidence of the native settlers, the Yamana people, in the area around 6500 years ago. We continue on to Roca Lake where you'll marvels at the views of ‘Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego’ After walking along the park, we will get some free time to rest and recover our strength, tasting some chocolate or coffee in “Casita Del Bosque” by the Lapataia River. From there, we will head the end of National Route Nº 3 (The Pan-american highway), in Lapataia Bay, for a great photo opportunity and then we'll return to your hotel in time for a late lunch (not included).
Please note: The journey onboard the train will be done on your own, your guide will provide you tickets and assist you with check-in and then meet you when the train reaches its final stop inside the park (duration about 30 minutes). The train is a shared service and the tour is private. Please note: If you are embarking on the Australis Cruise you will be dropped off at the Check-in office to proceed to check-in for your cruise and check your baggage.
We will set off from the tourist pier heading southeast, sailing along Bahía de Ushuaia, with the beautiful view of the capital of Tierra del Fuego behind us. Once in the center of the Beagle Channel, we face the archipelago where Alice Island lies, inhabited by an important colony of imperial cormorants. During the tour, we will have the chance to watch the majestic ‘Ceja Negra Albatrosses’, Scuas and different varieties of seagulls, not to leave aside the beautiful Vapor or Alakush ducks. We sail on through the channel to the east in the direction of the Eclaireus archipelago where Isla de Los Lobos (Seals’ Island) is. At this island, we will watch the two different species of seals: single or double haired. On another island, the lighthouse named after the archipelago was built, and it was precisely in this area where the ‘Buque Crucero Mte. Cervantes’ was shipwrecked in 1930. Continuing east, we will sail between Almanza Port (Argentina) and Williams Port (Chile) to enter the area of Paso Mackinlay and then directly to Martillo Island where the Magellanic smart penguins will be waiting for us. From here, we will start to make our way back to Ushuaia, while having a look at Remolino Island’s coast where Mte. Sarmiento, the passenger and freight vessel lies.
Enjoy a private transfer between Buenos Aires International and Domestic airports (or vice versa) with private driver and English-speaking guide.
Buenos Aires' Alvear Palace is recognized throughout the city for high standards of hospitality and care. Located in the elite Recoleta district, the guest rooms are each decked in lush fabrics and colors. Rooms offer all the necessities of home as well as the little treats that add to a pampered stay. The hotel is home to 3 restaurants and bars catering to a variety of tastes. Relish beautifully presented baked goods and daytime buffets at L'Orangerie and dine elegantly over French and international cuisine at La Bourgogne. Take a stroll through the area and admire the architecture or spend time at the fitness center or relax at the hotel spa.
Surrounded by the Cerro Lopez and Tronador mountain peaks and the Moreno and Nahuel Huapi lakes, the Hotel has a 15-hectare park, including the 18-hole golf course, the marina, beach, solarium, heated indoor and outdoor vanishing edge swimming-pools, Spa and Healthclub with sauna, Fitness Center and other leisure activities. Llao Llao has five restaurants. Guests can enjoy a wide variety of dishes, from International Cuisine to top level traditional food, such as the popular "Llao Llao Tea" which is served overlooking the spectacular view of the Hotel gardens and the breathtaking Nahuel Huapi Lake.
Eolo Lodge is a unique place, that embodies the spirit of Patagonia: its indigenous roots, the personal experiences of the first Europeans and Criollo settlers and those of the adventurers of all over the world that still today reach this legendary land. Thirty minutes away from El Calafate, on the way to Perito Moreno Glacier, Eolo is strategically located in La Anita valley, on the eastern side of Mount Frías. It stretches over a 3,000 hectare property. From Eolo's ample and comfortable facilities, which evoke ancient Patagonian "estancias", one can observe Lago Argentino towards the north, La Anita Valley towards the east, and the Torres del Paine and the Rico branch of the same lake towards the south. Those who visit enjoy unique experiences, taking unforgettable images back with them.
Located at one of the most exotic places in the world, at the shore of Beagle Channel and with a beautiful view of the snow-covered peaks of the magnificent Andes Mountain Range. Los Cauquenes matches the rustic architecture in lenga wood and stone, with an impressive natural surrounding to offer a unique experience in high standard hotels. Los Cauquenes Resort & Spa has direct access to the beaches on Beagle Channel, allowing guests to be in contact with incredibly transparent waters and the blue deepness of the South Atlantic. Prepare yourself for breathtaking wild scenery, gastronomic Patagonian cuisine, a spa sanctuary and a world of adventure on the doorstep.
December 12, 2014
"We are back. We did have a wonderful time with our daughter and I certainly had no reason at all for being at all nervous that things would not go smoothly. Everyone associated with our time in Iguazu Falls was helpful, more than pleasant and always on time. I thought originally that we could manage such a trip on our own. But when we got there and saw the hassles we would have run into with the visas, border crossings, transportation and such, I realized that going the way we did was the wise choice. Absolutely we would travel with you again. And if anyone asks about the best way to see that part of the country, I would not hesitate to recommend KT. "
Janet Huebert ,
December 12, 2014
"Well, Cindy, we’ve been home for a week but I can’t stop replaying every day of our wonderful holiday in my head! It was all that I had hoped for and MORE! We enjoyed all of the locations we visited – the beauty of the landscapes, the sight of wildlife, the rich culture & interesting history of Argentina & the outgoing, positive attitude of its people. Our guides were terrific – so friendly & knowledgeable & helpful & enthusiastic! We had no delays or difficulties & our accommodations were outstanding. Have I mentioned that it was a FABULOUS holiday??!!! My thanks to you for coordinating, booking, confirming and generally taking care of our requests in planning our adventure. "
Ann Schiller ,
December 12, 2014
"Fabulous trip to Machu Picchu, Cusco and Lima. Trip of a lifetime with a sensational group of guides, drivers, and transfer staff! Loved the Sanctuary Lodge! A must! Thank you, Nella Huaringa, for planning this amazing journey! Thanks for making sure we didn't miss a thing on our itinerary even when we lost a travel day, due to a broken airplane that turned back midair, on our way to Lima. We appreciate your service above and beyond. "
December 12, 2014
"Wow! All my life, I have planned and organized our trips, requiring considerable research and contact time--not to mention, most significantly, all the stress involved at each destination to make sure all connections are made. This time, I put it in the hands of some extremely capable people--and sat back and relaxed. And relax I did! We were booked into full-service, quality accommodations at all times; our transport and tour guidance were all on an individual, private basis, except where public transportation was in order; and--most valuable to us--we were met and assisted through all travel/hotel connections. We truly felt pampered. At one point, in fact, we had a problem with an immigration paper that we had lost, and a Kensington representative personally accompanied us through the whole process of replacing it--even though we were officially "on our own" that day. That's what makes the difference--the responsibility and accountability toward clients. Kudos to Kensington and to our representative, Brandi Merchant. We are already planning more travel and see no reason to look any further than to an agency that has earned our trust. "
December 12, 2014
"We had a wonderful time on our trip. The accommodations were all great. The guides and drivers were all very pleasant and knowledgeable. We were very happy with our choice of destinations and with the way the trip was organized. It was a lot of flying in two weeks but well worth it. Erika was able to accommodate a short-notice addition (Nazca Lines) to our trip which we appreciated. Thank you Erika for your help. Great trip!!"
Frank Manna ,
April 21, 2014
"Our guided transfers were exceptionally accommodating even though our flights were considerably delayed. The Annavillanas Jungle Lodge was spectacular for location, accommodations and food. The Rio Carnival experience was unique and unforgettable and our seats were wonderful. Loved the location of our hotel in Rio.......right on the street of Copacabana Beach.......fantastic. "
Christina Adams ,
April 21, 2014
"I know it's silly to give all 10's, obviously every trip has it's ups and downs, but if it hadn't been for our Kensington Tours planning, guides and drivers we would have been lost! It was wonderful to be out in a strange new environment yet know we had a safety net and a friendly face. The places we visited were awesome but I think we'll remember most the people that we met. Thank you and I'll send photos soon! Sincerely, Christina Adams"
Vivian Jennings ,
April 21, 2014
"Very pleased with organization. Not having to worry about connections or arrangements is wonderful. Great selection with hotels, Coral 1 and Napo Wildlife. Kensington puts all the details together to ensure a wonderful trip. Highly recommend the Galapagos and Amazon. "
Daniel More ,
April 21, 2014
"All was great. Guides were knowledgeable, personable, friendly... that's what really made the trip."
Marlin Barad ,
April 21, 2014
"Sofia, thank you for putting together a great trip. We certainly enjoyed ourselves very much. The planning and care was excellent. We hope we can do another trip with you all soon. Marlin Barad"
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