(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, SanTelmo, 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. 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.
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"
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. "
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"
Laura Iyer ,
January 10, 2014
"We just returned last night from our Patagonia adventure and we had the time of our lives! Everything turned out perfectly. Guides were fun, on time and informative. The excursions were great for an active family and, of course, amazing. I thought after the glacier trek it can't get any better - but it kept surprising me and amazing me. My personal favorite was the horseback riding. I thought afterwards after everything we have seen the bike tour would have to be a let down - NOPE - it also was so exciting and our guide was a hoot! Meals were amazing and after so many active excursions no guilt in pigging out. I am so happy we took a little risk and went out of the way with our vacation this year. We will have this with us for a life time.
Catherine Dudley ,
January 10, 2014
"GREAT trip! We were very pleased with every aspect that Brandi set up for us including the tour of Quito and environs. Our guide spoke excellent English, the driver was courteous and we felt safe and well-informed throughout the day. We're still going through the 500+ photos that I took and the 1700+ photos that my son took. Galapagos was a fabulous trip and the Eclipse was a terrific way to navigate the islands.
Mark Dornfeld ,
November 11, 2013
"My wife and I had a wonderful trip, we really enjoyed ourselves. All the accommodations that you booked for us were exceptional and our drivers and guides were lovely. We had great weather the whole trip and only lost one activity due to high winds. As you know this is a beautiful part of the world so my camera was snapping all the time. We would definitely use your services in the future for this type of travel. Thanks for all you help and expertise........be well.....m.d."
Jack Gregory ,
November 11, 2013
I wanted to give you a little feedback on our recent trip to Peru.
In a word – EXCELLENT – especially the high quality people you work with in Peru. We have taken tours all over the world, S. Africa, France, England, Vietnam, China to name just a few, and the service we received in Peru was far beyond and of the other experiences we have had. The attention to detail was very much appreciated, picking us up at the airport, taking us back to the airport and complete, hassle free, handling of all our details truly made this a stress free experience.
Special thanks to:
-The entire reservation system and the people I came in contact with that process...every detail accounted for
-The people that looked after us in Lima
-Andre, the young man in Cusco who faithfully phoned every night just to make sure the day went well, my wife was well and that we knew what we had to do the next day.
-The Sumaq hotel in Aquas Calientes...you can tell the level of service by the details...I watched a waitress hold a high stool for a lady to prevent her from tipping backwards as she got on the stool, the lady didn’t even know the waitress did it....that’s client care.
-Especially Mariela, the tour guide in Cusco...highly knowledgeable, passionate, personable and shows great care for the people she guides.
Hainsworth Sherry ,
November 05, 2013
Clients were very impressed. Guides were amazing and accommodation was beyond expectations. They will definitely travel with you again and they have highly recommended Kensington Tours.
Hope I can work with you again the in the near future.
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