DAY 1: BUENOS AIRES
Reception at the
International airport (EZE, Ministro Pistarini): Located
in Ezeiza. Meet and greet. Drive in private vehicle for
45 minutes / one hour to downtown hotel.Overnight: The
Hub Porteño Hotel
DAY 2: BUENOS AIRES
Half day City Tour Duration: 4 hs
The most important sights of
Buenos Aires arise from the centerpiece of this half-day
tour. Start driving through the narrows streets of the
old city and the broad avenues that mark Buenos Aires
modern growth. On South America’s broadest avenue, 9 de
Julio Avenue, we see Colon Theater and the “Obelisco”.
Around the “Plaza de Mayo”
(May Square), we will see the “Casa Rosada” (Pink
colored House, which houses the mythical balcony from
where Evita used to address people), the Cathedral (with
the mausoleum of General San Martín, Argentina´s
independence hero), and the “Cabildo” (Town Hall). We
continue our way through May Avenue, that joins the
“Plaza de Mayo” with the Congress, with its Art Nouveau
buildings, old hotels, theaters and cafes. We continue
our journey towards San Telmo, a neighborhood of
bohemians, artists, antiques shops and cobbled streets.
We will pass around Dorrego Square, where each Sunday
thousands of tourists and “porteños” (Buenos Aires
inhabitants) visit the antique fair that is held there.
Our tour goes on to the
neighborhood of La Boca, with its colorful tenements,
where a lot of artists open their studios and workshops.
We will walk along the mythical street of “Caminito”
neighborhood was totally redesigned in the nineties. Its
new residential area, very close to the river, houses
three design hotels, chic restaurants and exclusive
apartment buildings. We head towards the north
where we will stop at San Martín Square, surrounded by
elegant buildings with French architecture, and one of
the most aristocratic areas of Buenos Aires.
We continue our tour in the
traditional neighborhood of Palermo, strolling along its
large parks, rose gardens and lakes, the porteños
favorite place to practice sports or give long walks. We
end our tour in Recoleta district, one of the most
fashionable parts of the city, which includes South
America’s most opulent and extraordinary cemetery, the
resting place of Eva Peron.
Visit Colon Theater
Duration: 50 minutes
The Colón Theatre is the
main opera house in Buenos Aires, acoustically concert
venues in the world. Acknowledged for its acoustics and
the artistic value of its construction, it turned 100
years in 2008. It was inaugurated on May 25 th, 1908
with the great Italian Lyrical Company performing
Giuseppe Verdi´s opera Aida. This building replaces the
former Theatre Colon, which was located in front of
Plaza de Mayo, on the block where the Banco Nacion
(National Bank) building stands now. The Colon
Theatre was visited by the foremost singers and opera
companies of the time, after this period of huge
international success, the theatre’s decline became
clear and plans were made for massive renovations. After
an initial start of works to restore the landmark in
2005, the theatre was closed for refurbishment from
October 2006 to May 2010. It re-opened on May 24, 2010,
with a program for the 2010 season. The theater´s
marvels, beauty and charm make this guided tour an
Optional Tango Show & dinner
at Rojo Tango
Pick up time 20:15 hs / return 23:30 hs
Show duration: 1 h 20 min
Private transfer provided
by Rojo Tango – No guide is included
Rojo Tango is red hot and
devilishly delicious; a one of a kind experience in
Buenos Aires. As soon as you walk into the impressive
and imposing central hallway of the Faena Hotel +
Universe and into El Cabaret, where Rojo Tango performs
nightly, the experience begins. The high ceiling and
clerestory windows of Faena resemble a church nave, but
that’s how Philippe Starck, the revolutionary French
designer, imagined it. It’s not your regular dinner and
show despite the presence of all the tango standards:
somber mood, emotional madness, lost love and lovers.
Overnight: The Hub Porteño Hotel (B)
DAY 3: BUENOS AIRES – EL
Transfer to the hotel.
Transfer provided by Eolo and shared with other guests -
no guide included.
Overnight: Eolo Lodge (B+D)
DAY 4: EL CALAFATE
Perito Moreno tour Duration: 4 hours
Driving time: 80 km / 1 hour
Depart from the hotel
towards Los Glaciares National Park’ entrance and
Ventisquero Perito Moreno (westwards, 80km, 1 hr easy
drive, paved route, no toilet on route). Slow drive
along panoramic zigzag road for 15 km to visit to main
vista point, boarding Lago Roca lake shores. Upon
arrival, stop for 2-3 hrs for short walks in the area
along the 3.5 km “pasarelas” vantage point in front of
the glacier (up and down wooden and fenced loop-trail).
The Perito Moreno glacier
was declared a “Mankind Heritage Site” by the UNESCO.
During the short walks, you will glaciers. Periodically
the glacier advances over the L-shaped Argentino Lake
forming a natural dam which separates the two halves of
the lake when it reaches the opposite shore. With no
escape route, the water-level on the “Brazo Rico” side
of the lake can rise by up to 30 meters above the level
of the main lake. The enormous pressure produced
dam/rupture cycle is not regular and it recurs naturally
at any frequency between once a year to less than once a
Duration: 5 hours
Driving time: 1
hour / 50 km (each way)
Restrictions for the
minitrekking: + 10 years old and - 65 years old. Not
advisable for pregnant women, people with overweight or
some type of disability.
This excursion begins in the
embarking pier located in “Bajo de las Sombras” bay-
about 6 km before the glacier Balconies- where you
embark for 20 minutes navigation across the Rico Arm,
enjoying the views of the glacier’s front walls and
Icebergs Channel. You disembark on the opposite
shore, where specialized mountain guides welcome you and
lead you to a small shelter. After checking the last
details, groups of 20 follow their guides along the
lake’s shore towards the edge of the glacier. Once on
the ice the guides put each participant a pair of
crampons on, and explain how to use them.
The two hours circuit that
follows introduces you to the landscape of the glaciers:
streams, small lagoons, gullies and plenty of ice
formations of the most incredible blues. The trekking is
moderate. The ice surface over which you walk is also
about the particular phenomenon that happens in the
Perito Moreno Glacier and eventually produces its
rupture. After the walk, a stroll through the forest
brings you back to the shelter, and onto the boat, to
head back to the port. Overnight: Eolo Lodge (B+BL+D)
DAY 5: EL CALAFATE
Full Day at Estancia Cristina Driving time:
46 km / 45 min to the port / 3 hours boat ride from Port
After breakfast, early pick
up for a 30 minutes drive to Puerto Banderas. Departure
at 8.15 am on board of modern and comfortable ships.
Sailing among icebergs on the Argentino lake and
watching the breathtaking views of the occidental front
of the Glaciar Upsala. Arrival at the port of Estancia
Cristina at 11:30 hours.
Estancia Cristina was
founded in 1914 by Joseph Percival Masters, an
Englishman who came to Patagonia with his wife in 1900.
They had two kids: Percival Herbert Masters in 1902 and
Elinor Cristina Masters in 1904. Mr Masters 22,000
hectares of land surrounded by glaciers, snow peaks and
lakes of great natural beauty. Cattle then consisted of
27,000 sheeps, 30 cows and some 50 horses. When Mr. and
Mrs. Masters died, the estancia went into Herbert´s
hands, who was then married to Janet Mc Donald. Herbert
died in 1984, leaving Janet to manage the property
alone. Janet died in 1997. Nowadays, the idea is to keep
well alive the history of this family who -with the
effort and endurance common to every old pioneers- left
an everlasting mark in this unique region.Day at leisure
at Estancia Cristina, to enjoy the facilities at the
Activities include a visit
to the Costumbrista Museum (old shearing shed), a 4 WD
ride up to the Continental ice hut and a short trekking
to the Upsala viewpoint. Visit the oriental front of
Upsala Glacier. Lake Guillermo, Southern Patagonian Ice
and Andes. Duration of 4 wheel drive: 3 hours. Afternoon
departure back to Puerto Banderas, arriving at 7 pm
Overnight: Eolo Lodge (FB)
DAY 6: EL CALAFATE – PUERTO
Private transfer with guide
from the hotel to Cerro Castillo (Chilean border).
Change vehicle at the border. The Singular Staff will be
waiting for you to take you to The Singular Patagonia
(NO Guide included- it is just a driver), located just
outside Puerto Natales in the Chilean town of Puerto
Bories. Once at The Singular, visit the Hotel Private
Museum; the “original” Bories cold-storage industrial
facilities, preserved in perfect conditions.
Duration: Two hours.
Includes: Guide, entry ticket.
The Bories Cold-Storage
Plant was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1996.
It is located 5 kilometers (3 miles) to the north of
Puerto Natales in Chilean Patagonia. (engine garage) the
“Herrería” (forge), the large building of the
“Curtiembre y Grasería” (tannery and tallow house),
among other places that vividly evoke the past. Visiting
the private collection helps understand the origins of
development in the region, and its living culture and
Overnight: The Singular (B+BL+D)
DAY 7: THE SINGULAR
Day at leisure or you can
chose activities organized by The Singular such as:
Full Day Trekking Sierra
Baguales – Private Reserve
lunch, snack, guide.
Required Equipment: Comfortable
Suggested Equipment: Trekking
boots and pole.
Availability: September to March.
Physical Level: Basic.
Technical Level: Basic.
Driving from Puerto Natales,
90 kms north, we will arrive at Estancia Cerro Guido, a
typical estancia in this area of Patagonia, we will
learn about the work that is done in such Estancias.
We continue to Sierra
Baguales, an impressive mountain range, named by the
locals after the herds of wild horses that used to roam
the area. This mountain range is a noteworthy feature of
the landscape because of the different journey, Estancia
Las Cumbres, an isolated place, a land for the
adventurous, pioneering soul, where we will have a
unique and unforgettable Patagonian experience. This
expedition is on a private reserve owned by The Singular
Half Day Trekking to Mylodon
Duration: Half Day.
guide, box lunch,entry ticket.
Trekking boots, rainwear.
Trekking poles, legwarmers.
Availability: Year round.
Physical Level: Medium.
Technical Level: Basic.
Southern Patagonia. Evidence
of human presence has been found here dating back 12,000
years, associated with extinct fauna such as the
Navigating to Punta Jamón
Duration: Half Day
We require a minimum of 3
passengers for this tour
The journey starts in Puerto Bories navigatin
throught Ultima Esperanza fjord arriving at
Peninsula Punta Jamon where we will disembark for a
one hour trek. We will be able to see the port of
Consune and Prat as a superb view of the fjords. We
will learn about the lifestyle of the Puestero
(shepherds) and their traditions. We will sail
through. Overnight: The Singular (FB)
DAY 8: PUERTO BORIES – TIERRA PATAGONIA
At 12:00 hs, private
transfer from the Singular Hotel to Tierra Patagonia
Hotel. No guide included Distance: 114 km - about 2
hours 5 mins
Torres del Paine is a
600,000 acre park declared a World Heritage Site by
UNESCO in 1978. General views of the Paine massif will
be had as we approach the park. The Paine Massif is a
truly spectacular nest of pinkish granitic mountains,
capped with sedimentary rock. It is surrounded by a
necklace of multicolored glacial lakes and deciduous
southern beech forests. Paine possesses some of the most
incredible mountain scenery to be seen anywhere. We will
come across herds (American ostrich), red & gray foxes,
and possibly mountain lions. The birdlife includes
condors, crested caracaras, and more. Overnight: Tierra
Patagonia Hotel (B+D)
DAY 9: TIERRA PATAGONIA
Enjoy activities offered by
Tierra Patagonia such as;
French Valley Day hike
Walk length: 8 hours / 17 km
Travel time: Outwards,
45 min. – Return 45 min.
This excursion starts with a
30 minute boat ride across Pehoé Lake. We walk along a
winding trail that passes the slopes of Paine Grande and
the shores of Lago Skottsberg. There are great views of
the Cuernos del Paine on the way. Upon reaching the
Italian Camp, we will cross a bridge over the French
river and head up the French valley to the view point
that sits below the world famous French Glacier. We will
return along the same trail and take the boat for the
last 30 minutes to the point where the van will take us
back to the hotel.
Half day Mirador de Cuernos
Walk length: 2 to 2,5 hrs / 6 km
Outwards, 50 min. – Return, 50 min.
It is an unmissable hike,
located in the heart of the park. After a scenic drive,
passing by the Sarmiento and always see the “cuernos” or
horns of Paine in front of us. We visit the “Salto
Grande” or “Big Waterfall” and continue along the shores
of Lake Nordenskjöld. On arrival at the viewpoint, you
can appreciate the geology that formed the massif. We
return along the same path, with the “horns” at our
back. There are frequent strong winds in this area.
Half day hike Laguna Larga
Walk length: 1,5 to 2 hours / 3,5 km
Outwards, 40 min. – Return, 40 min.
From here we head towards
the east with views of the Cuernos del Paine and hanging
glaciers of French Valley and Mount Almirante Nieto.
This horse trail is off the beaten path and occasionally
you may spot big groups of guanacos in the grassy areas.
We will pass several lagoons until we get to Mirador
Nordenskjöld, where you can see the Massif from up close
and the turquoise waters of this lake.
Horse Ride Estancia Cerro
Duration: 2 hours
Travel time: Outwards, 30
min. Return, 30 min.
After a 30 minute drive we
arrive in Estancia Cerro Guido. Depending on weather
conditions the local Gauchos will take us to different
areas of the estancia. We will enjoy a ride on the
pampas, with wide open views of the surroundings. If it
is a clear day we will see the Torres del Paine.
***ALL HORSE RIDES ARE
SUBJECT TO WEATHER CONDITIONS ***
DAY 10: TIERRA PATAGONIA
Day at leisure or you can
choose from the activities such as:
FD GREY GLACIER:
km to the entrance at Laguna Amarga and continue South
West for 24 km. Arrival at Salto Grande and 10 minutes
easy trekking to the view point, followed by a 45
minutes trekking to the viewpoint over the Nordenskjold
lake. Weather permitting, we can have lunch there.
Continue 20 km to the administrative center. Bathroom
stop and short visit. Continue 18 km North West to the
Grey lake. One hour walk to the viewpoint over the lake
and seeing the glacier at its end. Return to Las Torres
Full day excursion to Laguna Azul Towers.
Wildlife sightseeing, specially large groups of
“guanacos”, as we continue North. Once arrived, we
leave the vehicle behind and start our hike along
the Northern shore of the very scenic lagoon. We
will have our picnic lunch sheltered by the trees.
On our way back, we will stop by the “Cascada Paine”
(Paine cascade), located on the connecting river
among several lakes in the park. Overnight: Tierra
Patagonia Hotel (FB)
DAY 11: TIERRA PATAGONIA – SANTIAGO DE CHILE
Torres del Paine - Punta
Arenas: 350 km / 4h30 - 5h00 The service shared
with other guests). Upon arrival at Santiado de Chile,
meet your guide and transfer to The Singular hotel.
Overnight: The Singular (B)
DAY 12: SANTIAGO DE CHILE
Private transfer from the
hotel to the international airport. (B)
Price:- From $10,995 per person sharing using Superior
Accommdation. Please contact
us for seasonal rates and availability