The following optional activities are available in Buenos Aires (Note: All tours are shared service):
TRADITIONAL CITY TOUR
Explore Buenos Aires’s major tourist attractions on this 4-hour bus tour that hits all of the highlights of this cultural metropolis. Visit important historical monuments on your to Plaza de Mayo and take a moment to admire significant buildings like the Colon Theater and Casa Rosada. Experience the European flair that has given the city its fame strolling around eclectic neighbourhoods; from antique San Telmo and colorful working class La Boca to fancy and chic Recoleta.
Duration: Half Day (4 hours)
Departure time: 9:00 hs or 14:00 hs
HALF-DAY TIGRE DELTA
Head north towards San Isidro neighborhood to admire the unique architecture of its historical houses and famous Cathedral. Set out on a sightseeing cruise around the Tigre Delta, one of the largest in the world, passing by English style rowing clubs, countless marinas and elegant mansions from the ‘Belle Epoque’ to understand why the region is prized by locals as a relaxing and natural escape from the bustling Capital. Discover the huge and gorgeous Fruit Artisanal Market full of colors and a variety of furniture, handicrafts, flowers and home design stores that will make your eyes look brighter!
Duration: 6.30hs including lunch / 4.30hs without lunch
Note: Only AM departures.
TANGO SHOW & DINNER
Experience an unforgettable night of dinner and sensuous dance performances in one of the best tango houses of Buenos Aires, where traditions are preserved and the ambience exudes the charms of the bygone era and the best of Buenos Aires tango music, history and dance.
Included: Shared transfers, dinner, beverages
ESTANCIA DAY: FIESTA GAUCHO
Immerse yourself in the Argentine Gaucho lifestyle as you spend a beautiful day out in the green pampas of Buenos Aires at one of the nicest estancias in San Antonio de Areco. Take a tour to the colonial village before being welcomed in the estancia with a traditional Argentinean ‘picada’ and barbecue. Take rides on horses or go for sulky ride. Alongside singing, dancing and even horse shows, this activity provides the perfect opportunity to witness the riding skills of the Gauchos.
Duration: Full Day (9 hours)
Included: Lunch with beverages and shared transportation
Note: 2 passenger’s minimum / In Summer: you are able to use the swimming pool. We suggest taking a towel and a swimsuit.
Live a unique night with this fun culinary experience, combining what many travelers are looking for on an evening out in Buenos Aires: great food, fun, laughs and social interaction with people from all different backgrounds. The night includes a cocktail-making class (learn how to make wine-based cocktails under the guidance of a sommelier), empanada competition and what we believe is the best steak in town. Led by passionate local and expat hosts, the evening quickly turns to shared laughter and joy as you take a unique look at some curious quirks and customs that make Argentineans some of the most interesting and passionate people of Latin America.
Duration: 3 hours (Only Dinner) 4 hours (Dinner + cocktail class)
Not included: Transportation In/Out (You can include it for an additional price)
FULL-DAY TOUR COLONIA – URUGUAY
Navigate the Rio de la Plata river to arrive to one of the oldest cities in Uruguay with the most colorful history. Featuring Portuguese and Spanish architecture, original cobblestone streets, shady plazas, ancient walls and the ruins of the Convent of San Francisco, it is easy to see why this pretty historic centre has been designated a World Heritage site by Unesco. Walk and cycle this charming streets and enjoy a lunch with the magnificient site of the Rio de la Plata.
Duration: 10 hours
Departure time: 7.00 hs
THE BEST OF BUENOS AIRES ON TWO WHEELS: SOUTH TOUR
Get ready to know the best of Buenos Aires in two wheels. Enjoy a delightful day out in the south area of the city. Ride along the port and the Ecological Reserve in the most modern and sophisticated district of Puerto Madero. Ride around ‘La Boca’ neighborhood visiting the famous and artistic ‘Caminito street’, with its tango, painters and colorful ‘conventillos’.
Discover the oldest area of the city, San Telmo, having a genuine feeling for the Argentinean turbulent history while we step on the famous may square. Ride through the portenean ‘Microcentro’ and the financial district while you experience the strong eclecticism of Buenos Aires and its people.
Duration: 4 hours.
Services Included: Bike, helmet, tour guide, bottled water, and traveller’s insurance.
Services Not Included: Transfer up to the meeting point.
TASTES LIKE HOME – ‘CON GUSTO A CASA’
Feel like an Argentinean for one night and experience a shared meal with a local family in their own home. Discover an authentic way to enjoy the most typical Argentine food: empanadas, asado, alfajores and, of course, our delicious wine. Be part of the family, know their history, our culture and exchange traditions and stories in this enchanting one and only experience.
Included: Transfer in/out, dinner, mini empanada cooking class.
BIKE AND KAYAK – TIGRE (DELTA)
Combine both sport and culture in a beautiful setting. 32 km away from the city of Buenos Aires, a wonderful gateway into nature is found – Tigre and the Paraná River Delta Area. Enjoy a full-day bike trip that includes a Delta kayaking excursion. The region is easily accessed by train – part of the way, – and then by bike through the beautiful northern suburbs, once in Tigre, explore on a one-and-a-half hour kayak adventure the delta waters and learn about the islanders way of life.
Duration: 9 hours
Includes: Bike, helmet, tour guide (s), kayak, mate & snack, lunch (asado), bottled water, train tickets and traveller’s insurance
Difficulty Level: Low / Medium. This is the most “sporty” of the biking tours, but have no fear – these one day tours are still peaceful and relaxing.
The following optional activities are available in El Chalten (Note: All tours are shared service):
Your Viedma Trek starts today at the Patagonia Adventure office in downtown, from where you will be driven 17 km to Bahía Túnel harbor. Here you will sail South across the bay. The lake’s depth allows for a pleasant cruise near the shoreline, permitting the observation of the mountains Fitz Roy and Huemul. Upon arriving Cape Horn (Southeast end of the Ventisqueros Field), the vessel turns West and you will be taken aback by the magnificent view of the Viedma glacier. You will sail along the glacier’s front wall, and spot large icebergs, whose walls may rise up to 40 meters over the lake level.
The tour is guided by local experts who will give informative talks on glaciology which will enable you to understand more clearly the glaciers’ behaviour. We will then start our trek having great views of the Glacier.
Duration: 5:30 hours
Tour departs from our operator´s office, transfer from the hotel is not included and can be arranged for an additional price
Note: Trekking on the glacier is no longer allowed
GLACIER CAGLIERO ICE TREK
You will depart early in the morning from the central office located in Chalten, from where you will depart towards Estancia Los Huemules.
After a 2 hour trek along the lenga forest you will arrive at Devil´s Lake. From there you will do about 1 km of rock climbing. Upon arriving to Mirador del Glaciar, from where you will have amazing views from Caglier Glacier, you will start preparing for the ice trek, using the appropriate equipment provided by our guides. You will stay for about 2 hours on the glacier, depending on weather conditions.
Return back to Chalten in the afternoon.
Includes: transfers to/from Chalten, bilingual guides, entrance fee to Los Huemules
Not included: lunch (it´s advisable to bring your own box-lunch
Departs from El Chalten´s office at 8AM returning at 18.30hrs