Patagonia Extension 2021

Patagonia Extension 2021

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January 19th – 25th, 2021


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PATAGONIA ADVENTURE ADD ON OPTION!

This tour is given priority to those on the Antarctica tour. However, we may have a few spots open for those that would like to do this as it’s own tour.

Please email hello@mckaylive.com for availability if you are interested in attending as just the Patagonia portion of the tour. 

January 19th – 25th 2021

We have been able to secure a pre-tour extension to beautiful and exciting Patagonia at a great price! This tour will be led by Tobias Gelston and he will also be on our Antarctic tour. 

Without a doubt, Perito Moreno Glacier is unlike anything you have ever seen. It is truly breathtaking and witnessing the giant pieces of ice come crashing into the water below will most certainly be an experience you will never forget. 

We have put together an amazing optional tour with some of the highlights of the region in both Argentina and Chile. Check out the details and full itinerary below! 

Details

  • Dates: January 19th – 25th, 2021 (Itinerary below)
  • Price: $3995
    • Single Supplement – $750

Included in tour dates:

  • First class hotel accommodation based on shared rooms
  • Airfares INCLUDED: Buenos Aires – El Calafate – Ushuaia
  • All transfers and transportation is by private, air-conditioned coach with driver-guide
    • Note: Any individuals traveling outside the group arrangement are responsible for their own transportation costs.
  • Arrival Meet & Greet Guide Assistance
  • Sightseeing and admissions as per the itinerary
  • Meals as indicated on itinerary (B-full breakfast, L- Lunch, D-dinner)  
  • Hotel porterage, where applicable
  • Photography Guide and Instruction with Tobias Gelston 

NOT included:

  • Personal Expenses such as additional meals, drinks, laundry, souvenirs, etc.
  • Trip Insurance (Highly Recommend)
  • Gratuities – (Guides & MPA team outside of David and Ally)

Our heart’s desire is for everyone to have an experience of a lifetime that you cannot get with anyone else. We work incredibly hard to make sure you are well taken care of, instructed and enjoy an amazing adventure. That is why our clients return again, and again!

Itinerary

Jan 19, 21 Arrive Buenos Aires (D)                                                                              

San Telmo & La Boca Tour – Private service with Guide

Evening dinner and Tango Show at La Ventana

Upon arrival at the Buenos Aires airport, you will be greeted and transferred to the hotel.

Later today on an unforgettable route, we will live all the porteño magic. Visit the pintoresque neighborhood of San Telmo, residence to the porteño aristocracy until the end of the XIX century and where the renowned antiques market is held every Sunday; Caminito Street, in the colorful, Italian immigrants neighborhood of La Boca.

Tonight, we make our way form the hotel (1 block away) to the heart of San Telmo neighborhood, La Ventana Barrio de Tango and enjoy the Tango show with dinner. We will walk back to the hotel at the end of the show and dinner. 

Overnight: Kenton Palace Hotel, Classic Room (1 night) 

 

Jan 20, 21 Morning city tour, fly to El Calafate  (B)                                                      

This morning, we depart the hotel with our guide and driver for a half day tour, featuring all the magic of Argentina’s capital city. We will start at the glamorous neighborhoods of Recoleta and its most famous cemetery, Palermo. We will also explore May Square and the Pink House, the Metropolitan Cathedral, the newest & trendiest Puerto Madero Area and many other emblematic buildings and palaces of unique architectural, historical, and cultural value. 

The visit would not be complete without the sights of the first settlements of the city of Buenos Aires. The pintoresque neighborhood of San Telmo, residence to the porteño aristocracy until the end of the XIX century and where the renowned antiques market is held every Sunday; Caminito Street, in the colorful, Italian immigrants neighborhood of La Boca. 

At the end of the tour, we will be transferred to the airport for our flight (AR 1824 3:20PM – 6:35 PM) to El Calafate. On arrival, we meet our guide and transfer to the hotel. 

Overnight: Lagos del Calafate, Superior Room (3 nights)  

 

Jan 21, 21 Full day Perito Moreno Glacier Tour     (B, Boxed lunch) 

The Perito Moreno Glacier rises majestically 80 km away from El Calafate. This is one of the largest and the only advancing glacier in the world, as well as the biggest attraction at Los Glaciares National Park, a 600,000-hectare protected area covered by an ice mantle.  

Our full day Glacier tour star with a breathtaking stop at “Curva de los Suspiros” (Curve of Sighs), where we will enjoy a first view of this incredible natural wonder. During the tour, we will walk down the catwalks to approach the Glacier and admire from different panoramic points this wonderful creation of Mother Nature. Admire the sights when varied-sized ice blocks loosen and fall into the water with a great thunder, with beautiful ice floes in the deep waters of the Lago Argentino. 

We will enjoy a 1 hour sail out of Bajo de las Sombras Bay port, 7 km away from the glacier’s catwalks, down to the southern side of the glacier. On our way, we shall contemplate ice blocks falling off until reaching the southern point of Los Témpanos canal, until reaching the standing point 300 m away from the southern wall of the glacier, where we shall stop to admire its greatness.

We will travel back to the hotel at the end of the tour. 

 

Jan 22, 21 El Calafate – Nibepo Aike Ranch with Lunch  (B, L)

Today we enjoy a tour (7 hours) to the Nibepo Aike ranch. Nibepo Aike keeps like few other estancias the true essence of old Patagonian rural life. Dedicated to Hereford cattle, this ranch also bears the traces of the region’s sheep shearing past and is an ideal place to enjoy homemade pastries, hike on the steppe, or witness traditional Patagonian activities: herding, sheep shearing and even an exhibition of horse riding skills. The memorable country day finishes with a great lamb asado, with the impressive Andes mountain range in the background. Lunch will be enjoyed at the ranch (Beverages are not included).  

 

Jan 23, 21 Travel by road to Estancia Pudeto (4 hours one way, 283 KM) (B) 

Overnight: 2 nights near Estancia Pudeto with views for sunset and sunrise photography. 

Jan 24, 21 Hikes in Torres Del Paine National Park (B, box lunch)

We will depart with our guide and driver for a full day excursion to Torres del Paine National Park. Guides and coach will be reserves at the group’s disposal for a full day exploration of Torres del Paine National Park, best known for its soaring mountains, and bright blue icebergs. 

A box lunch will be included. At the end of the excursion, we travel back to our hotel. 

 

Jan 25, 21 El Calafate to Ushuaia (B) 

Today, we will be transferred to the airport IN El Calafate for the flight AR 1820 4:05 PM – 5:25 PM to Ushuai. On arrival, we will be met and transferred to the hotel, which will be on group’s own arrangements.  

Instructors

Toby Gelston

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