Argentina is a dream destination for many. On this gay group trip, you’ll begin in Buenos Aires and explore the city’s faded glamour. You’ll visit Evita’s balcony where she gave her famous “Descamisados” speech. You’ll then fly to El Calafate and explore the great glaciers of Los Glaciares National Park. As well as visiting Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world, you’ll attend the best tango show in Buenos Aires and wine and dine in top restaurants.
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Group Trip Breakdown
Day 1: Buenos Aires
When you arrive at the airport you’ll be transferred to our centrally located hotel near the famous Recoleta Cemetery. With a population of over 14 million, Buenos Aires is bigger than London and New York.
Argentinians typically have their main meal as a late lunch and a lighter meal later in the evening. If you’d like to eat earlier we can arrange that for you.
Day 2: Buenos Aires
We’ll be setting out on a city tour which will include a trip to Plaza de Mayo, the main square in Buenos Aires. Many famous buildings can be found here including the Cabildo, a colonial-era building that’s now a museum. We’ll also visit La Casa Rosada, the seat of Argentina’s government. It has the most famous balcony in Latin America: it’s where Eva and Juan Peron addressed their people and where Madonna sang Don’t Cry For Me Argentina.
We’ll visit Evita’s grave at Recoleta Cemetery and eat in a top restaurant.
Day 3: Buenos Aires to El Calafate
This morning we’ll transfer to El Calafate and visit Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the only advancing glaciers in the world. After lunch in El Calafate, you’re free to explore the area at your own pace.
Days 4-5: El Chalten
Today we’ll drive north to El Chalten, a remote town that’s the unofficial trekking capital of Argentina. It’s right by the Fitz Roy and Torre Mountains. As we make our way into the forest, we’ll be greeted with incredible views of both mountains.
We’ll be staying in El Chalten for two nights in a 21-room lodge overlooking Fitz Roy. Dinner and wine tasting in the evening.
After breakfast, we’ll sail to Lake Viedma which is fed by the Viedma glacier. Our guide will take us for a walk on the glacier where we’ll be greeted with views of the lakes and mountains. Evening at leisure.
Day 6: Ushuaia
Today we’ll fly to the southernmost city in the world, El Calafate, located on the island of Tierra del Fuego. We’ll arrive at Ushuaia in the evening and check into our hotel. Dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 7: Hiking or Ranch Tour
You can select from one of two options.
Lago Esmeralda Trek
This is a 7-hour trek in Tierra del Fuego National Park. You’ll be trekking through forests and marshlands and past lakes created by beaver dams.
Harberton Ranch Excursion
You’ll be taking a boat ride along the Beagle Channel. If the weather is suitable we’ll visit a penguin island. You’ll get to see the hillsides of the 19th-century Harberton Ranch.
Day 8: Ushuaia
We’ll be visiting the main part of Tierra del Fuego National Park. Near to the Chilean border, we’ll pass Lapataia River and Roca Lake. After the hike, we’ll sail a catamaran down the Beagle Channel to Ushuaia harbour. Optional activities include riding the Martial Glacier.
Day 9: Buenos Aires
We’ll fly back to Buenos Aires in the morning and transfer to our hotel. Feel free to explore the city at your own pace in the afternoon. We’ll be heading for a farewell dinner in the evening and attending one of the best tango shows in town. Buenos Aires is, of course, the native home of the tango.
Day 10: Departure
After some last minute shopping, you’ll be transferred to the airport for your return flight.
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