Combination Uruguay and Patagonia

We offer you a 24-day 100% customizable tour, combining Argentina, its capital and its incredible Patagonian glaciers as well as Uruguay, its plains inhabited by the Gauchos and its long wild beaches.
An off the beaten track tour that will reveal your exploratory spirit.

Duration

24 days

Transport

Aerial, regular terrestrial and rental vehicle

Accomodation

3 and 4* hotels

Acompaniment

English-speaking guide

Recommended months

November to march

Day 1

Arrival in Buenos Aires

At your arrival, you will be greeted by your driver and driven to your hotel in the heart of Buenos Aires. First half-day tour of the city of Buenos Aires with a driver and a guide. You will discover the most emblematic places of the capital, from the Presidential Palace to the colourful houses of the Boca and the famous San Telmo district.

Accommodation in 3* hotel in Buenos Aires with breakfast included.

Day 2

Visit of Buenos Aires

Second half-day tour of the capital accompanied by a driver and a guide. Your day begins with a tour of the Recoleta district and a visit to its famous cemetery where Eva Perron os buried. You continue your visit through the Palermo district, and stroll through the Parc 3 de febrero, inaugurated in 1875, representing the most important green lung of the city.

Accommodation in 3* hotel in Buenos Aires with breakfast included.

Day 3

Departure for Ushuaia

In the morning you will be transferred to Buenos Aires airport from where you will take an internal flight to Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego. When you arrive at the end of the world, you will be welcomed by your driver and transferred to your hotel. Day at leisure in Ushuaia. The city presents a unique landscape in Argentina combining the sea, glaciers, mountains and forests. We suggest you visit the neighborhoods of the first settlers of the city, and observe the traces of urban development of the 1980s. You can also visit the Museum of the end of the world.

Accommodation in 3* hotel in Ushuaia with breakfast included.

Day 4

Visit of the National Park of the Tierra del Fuego

Day trip to the Tierra del Fuego National Park with a guide. You will start with the Río Pipo Valley and then Ensenada Bay, from where you can see the Redonda and Estorbo Islands. You will go for a walk to Roca Lake and see the snow-covered Munt Condor. Back to Ushuaia.

In the afternoon embark on a catamaran for a 2-hour sailing on the Beagle Channel. Join the island of birds “isla de los pájaros”, famous refuge of many imperial cormorants, albatrosses and more than 20 other seabird species.

Accommodation in 3* hotel in Ushuaia with breakfast included.

Day 5

Private crossing of the Andes Cordillera

You leave this morning for a day crossing the Andean Cordillera and its forests. Stop at the Velo de Novia waterfall, you will continue your journey to the Carabajal Valley then the Huskies Vallay.

Accommodation in 3* hotel in Ushuaia with breakfast included.

Day 6

Departure for El Calafate

In the morning you will be transferred to Ushuaia airport from where you will take an internal flight to El Calafate. On arrival, you will be welcomed by your driver and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy your free time to stroll around in El Calafate. This city offers a multitude of activities (visit of the Laguna Nimez nature reserve, the Glaciarium…).

Accommodation in 3* hotel in El Calafate with breakfast included.

Day 7

Visit of the Glacier National Park

After breakfast, departure from your hotel to reach the port of Punta Bandera, about 50 km from El Calafate. This full-day excursion takes place on the north arm of Lake Argentin. After two hours of navigation, the multiplication of icebergs of various sizes and shapes indicates the approach of the great glaciers of Patagonia. You walk along and observe the Upsala and the Spegazzini, whose front walls can reach 135 meters in height. In the early afternoon, the boat takes the road back to reach the Port of Punta Banderas.

Accommodation in 3* hotel in El Calafate with breakfast included.

Day 8

Discover a rural Estancia

Departure early in the morning for the Estancia. It is located in the Glaciers National Park, its living from the cattle farming and secondarly from the sheep farming. The visit of the Estancia will be an opportunity to learn about the history of this estate, to discover the daily life in an Estancia, to participate in the traditional demonstration of sheep shearing and to enjoy an Argentine asado. If you wish, you can go horseback riding (1h).

Accommodation in 3* hotel in El Calafate with breakfast included.

Day 9

Exploration of the Perito Moreno Glacier

Departure from your hotel to reach the Perito Moreno Glacier, located in the Glacier National Park. Many footbridges offer panoramic views of the glacier overlooking the surrounding lenga groves. From the port located at Refugio Argentino, you embark for a one-hour cruise to enjoy the southern part of the glacier that can exceed 70 meters high.

Accommodation in 3* hotel in El Calafate with breakfast included.

Day 10

Back to the capital: Buenos Aires

In the morning, you will be transferred to Ushuaia airport from where you will take a internal flight to Buenos Aires. On arrival, you will be welcomed by your driver and transferred to your hotel.

Day at leisure in Buenos Aires.

In the evening, you are invited to discover the popular tango of the early 20th century during a dinner show. The most important events in the history of tango will be told to you in the form of a moving tango show.

Accommodation in 3* hotel in Buenos Aires with breakfast included.

Day 11

Departure to Uruguay

You will be transferred to the port of Buenos Aires where you will take a direct ferry to Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay. On arrival at the port, you will pick up your rental car and find your guide for a private tour of the historic district. You will pass through the famous “Calle de los Suspiros” (Street of Sighs), a strees that has inspired many legends. You will visit the Church of the Blessed Sacrament, San Pedro Bastion, as well as the lighthouse from where you can admire the whole city.

Accommodation in 3* hotel in Colonia del Sacramento with breakfast included.

Day 12

Along the Río de la Plata

You will head north, following the Río de la Plata. We offer you a first stop in the city of Carmelo. Among the places not to be missed, we recommend the pretty central square and the famous swing bridge, a true engineering work.

You will continue your route to the north, go through Nueva Palmira to reach Mercedes. As you walk through its neighborhoods, you will enjoy a varied beauty of architectural styles. But the major asset is its beautiful rambla.

Accommodation in 3* hotel in Mercedes with breakfast included.

Day 13

In the direction of Paysandú

On the way to Paysandú we invite you to visit the beautiful city of Fray Bentos. In particular, we recommend visiting the former industrial district of Anglo, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in July 2015.

Arriving at Paysandú do not miss to enjoy the hot springs. Stroll on the port and the rambla. Around Paysandú, discover the cascade of Queguay, walk in the forest Rincon de Perez or visit the cave Cueva del Tigre, largest cave in Uruguay inhabited by vampire bats.

Accommodation in 3* hotel in Paysandú with breakfast included.

Day 14

Visit Tacuarembó: the open-air museum

As you walk through the streets of Tacuarembó you will see sculptures and wall paintings in the open air. She exhibits her sculptures and wall paintings in the open air. This great cultural richness is associated with its great choice of museum. Among them, the best known, Carlos Gardel.

A little further south, the spa town of San Gregorio de Polanco also has the merit of hosting the first open-air museum of visual arts in Latin America. You will also enjoy the beautiful beaches and the nonchalant atmosphere of the river San Gregorio de Polanco.

Accommodation in 3* hotel in San Gregorio de Polanco with breakfast included.

Day 15

In the heart of Uruguayan pampas in Treinta y Tres

At the confluence of the Olimar River and Yerbal Creek, you will find the peaceful Treinta y Tres. Around Treinta y Tres, there are hidden natural treasures such as the first national protected area of the country, Quebrada de los Cuervos. Also, discover Laguna Merín, one of the largest freshwater reserves and one of Uruguay’s main ecological treasures.

You will continue your road towards the Estancia to restore you and rest. You can hike, ride and participate in the daily tasks of your hosts if you wish.

Accommodation and stay in full board in rural Estancia in Treinta y Tres.

Day 16

In the vicinity of Treinta y Tres

Walking around Treinta y Tres, you will find hidden natural treasures such as the country’s first national protected area, the Quebrada de los Cuervos. Also discover Laguna Merín, one of Uruguay’s largest freshwater reserves and one of its main ecological treasures.

Accommodation and full board stay in rural Estancia in Treinta y Tres.

Day 17

Let's head to the Atlantic Coast

You will drive to the charming village of Punta del Diablo. This delightful fishing village will seduce you with its calm and tranquility. You will be seduced by its sumptuous beaches. Ideal for surf and nature lovers.

Accommodation in 4* hotel in Punta del Diablo with sea view and breakfast included.

Day 18

Visit of Santa Teresa National Park

Let’s discover the National Park of Santa Teresa. With its 3000 hectares, its reserve of native animals, its floral park and its fortress full of history. Enjoy its endless white sand beaches to rest before returning to your hotel.

Accommodation in 4* hotel in Punta del Diablo with sea view and breakfast included.

Day 19

Cape to Cabo Polonio

The charming Cabo Polonio Ecological Reserve is located on the Atlantic coast of Uruguay, in the Rocha department. This protected peninsula because of its priority ecosystem is one of the largest reserves of sea lions in South America. In addition to its natural wealth, you can enjoy its legendary lighthouse and typical homes. An idyllic setting to relax.

Accommodation in 3* hotel in la Pedrera with breakfast included.

Day 20

On the way to the most chic beaches of the coast

In the morning you could walk and enjoy the charming village of La Pedrera. Then you will drive to Punta Del Este. On your way we advise you to make a stop at José Ignacio. This small fishing village is considered a mini “Saint-Tropez Latino” during the high season.

Finally, you will arrive in Punta del Este. This delightful coastal town will delight both art lovers and surf enthusiasts alike. We offer you an optional wine tasting in a typical Bodega close to Laguna del Sauce.

Accommodation in 3* hotel in Punta Del Este with breakfast included.

Day 21

Walk around Punta del Este

You will go on an excursion to discover the natural and hilly landscapes of the region of Minas. The region is characterized by a landscape of rolling hills, which, with its vegetation, rich flora and fauna provide an idyllic environment to recharge. Do not miss Cerro Artigas, you will find at the top a monument of our Uruguayan horse hero and a panoramic view of the city.

We invite you to stop in the pretty seaside resort of Piriápolis. It offers a beautiful seafront with its Rambla and you can admire a superb panoramic view at the top of Cerro San Antonio.

In option you can make a boat trip to the island of sea lions. This natural reserve has more than 200 000 mammals. If the captain agrees, you can swim with them!

Accommodation in 3* hotel in Punta del Este with breakfast included.

Day 22

Day at leisure in Punta del Este

You will enjoy a day at leisure in Punta del Este.
At the end of the day you will drive to Montevideo.

Accommodation in 3* hotel in Punta del Este with breakfast included.

Day 23

Visit of the capital: Montevideo

Half-day tour of the Uruguayan capital with driver and guide. You will visit the most emblematic places in Montevideo, from the old town to Carrasco via Pocitos and its marina. You will visit the Punta Carretas districts and pass in front of the famous Centenario stadium, which hosted the first World Cup.

Located 30 minutes from the center of Montevideo, you will have the privilege to visit one of the main Bodega shops of Uruguay. You will have the opportunity to taste the different wines of the property but also have lunch on site.

Accommodation in 4* hotel in Montevideo with breakfast included.

Day 24

Departure from Uruguay

Departure for Montevideo airport to take your return flight.

The musts

  • The incredible architecture in Buenos Aires and the atmosphere that emerges of the capital
  • Feeling like you have reached the end of the world in Ushuaia
  • The turquoise color of lakes and glaciers in El Calafate
  • The tranquility and serenity in the Uruguayan countryside
  • Hiking in the heart of nature to the Quebrada de los cuervos
  • The chic atmosphere of Punta del Este

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