Trip Style: Acrtive - Hiking, biking and kayaking adventures across the world
Hungry to walk, hike, trek, bike, raft and kayak your way across the world's greatest destinationss No sweat. (Well, maybe a little.) You don't have to be a decathlete to take an Active trip, just someone with a healthy love for getting active and the outdoors.
Service Level: Standard
Physical Demands Rating: 4 - You might encounter a few high-altitude hikes or other more strenuous activities. Pro tip: Put down that pastry, buster.
Group Size: Max 16, avg 12
Meals Included: 13 breakfasts, 2 lunches
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Cycle through Mendozas wineries and enjoy a tasting, Marvel at Aconcagua; one of the Seven Summits, Get your adrenaline pumping while rafting, Catch a glimpse of Mount Fitz Roy, View the impressive Perito Moreno Glacier, Savour the scenery in Patagonia, Enjoy the hustle and bustle of Buenos Aires
Combining two super-fun itineraries, this 15-day adventure was made for the modern-day explorer looking to roam this region at a variety of paces. Start your journey in gorgeous Buenos Aires before cycling through the countrys celebrated wine region. Explore the charming city of Mendoza and take a six-hour trek among the views near mammoth Aconcagua, the largest mountain within the Americas. Hike through Glacier National Park and marvel at the sheer presence of Perito Moreno Glacier. Sign up and lace up for the Active adventure of your travelling years.
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- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 6/30/2019
- 15 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Buenos Aires||Day 1 Buenos Aires|
Arrive at any time. Additional Notes: Pre nights are recommended to fully enjoy this vibrant city and take part in the optional activities available. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Mendoza||Day 2 Buenos Aires/Mendoza (1B)|
The impressive snow-capped Aconcagua looms in the background of this laid-back city, drawing adventure seekers and wine enthusiasts alike. Famed worldwide for the high quality wine produced in this region, Mendoza makes the perfect base to discover wine country. Enjoy the slow pace of this desert town with large parks, charming plazas, and lively evenings where locals mill about outside the many cafEs, bars and restaurants on offer on Avenida ArIstides. Transport: Plane (2.00 hour(s))
|Day 3||Mendoza||Day 3 Mendoza (1B)|
Spend the day cycling through vineyards and stop at wineries en route to sample the world-famous Malbec. In the evening, wander the streets of bustling Mendoza. Included Activities: Mendoza Cycling Wine Tour
|Day 4||Mendoza||Day 4 Mendoza (1B, 1L)|
The highest peak outside of the Himalayas, Aconcagua, stands 6962m (22841ft) tall. Located roughly 3hrs from Mendoza, Aconcagua Provincial Park is the start point of the trek. Head toward the heart of the Andes, trek through unique landscapes and take in breathtaking views of Aconcagua en route to the camp. Included Activities: Aconcagua Hike Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s))
|Day 5||Mendoza||Day 5 Mendoza|
Enjoy a free day to explore Mendoza before taking an overnight bus to Bariloche. Transport: Overnight bus (19.00 hour(s))
|Day 6||San Carlos de Bariloche||Day 6 San Carlos de Bariloche (1B)|
Towering snow-capped peaks surround Lake Nahuel Huapi, creating the perfect photo at every turn, its hard to deny that Bariloche is a photographers paradise. There is plenty to see and do no matter the season. Winter draws skiers and snowboarders from near and far to carve through the excellent snow cover. In summer, hikers and mountain bikers abound taking advantage of the many trails to explore in the area. If thats not enough, Bariloche is Argentinas chocolate capital offering chocolate of all kinds to delight the senses.
|Day 7||San Carlos de Bariloche||Day 7 San Carlos de Bariloche (1B, 1L)|
Depart early in the morning for rafting on Class II/III rapids. Enjoy the thrilling ride and navigate down the river to the Chilean border. En route stop for a traditional barbecue lunch before returning to Bariloche. Included Activities: Bariloche Rafting
|Day 8||El Chalten||Day 8 San Carlos de Bariloche/El Chalten (1B)|
Fly to El Calafate and continue by bus to El Chalten and Glacier National Park. En route, marvel at the towering Andean mountains. Transport: Plane (1.75-2.00 hours) Local bus (4.00 hour(s))
|Day 9||El Chalten||Day 9 El Chalten (1B)|
Laguna de los Tres is the most popular trek in El Chalten and for good reason. On a clear day, the view of Cerro Fitz Roy and the sparking teal lake below are spectacular. The gradual start to the trek provides time to appreciate the stunning landscape and ease into the challenging trekking ahead. Although the 400m (1,312 ft) incline to reach the lake is taxing, the reward is well worth the effort. Included Activities: Glacier National Park Guided Hike
|Day 10||El Chalten||Day 10 El Chalten (1B)|
Explore one of El Chaltens many trekking routes. Opt to explore the Laguna Torre trail to spot the dramatic Cerro Torre, hike to Laguna Capri or head up to the Condor Mirador to enjoy great views of the town.
|Day 11||El Calafate||Day 11 El Chalten/El Calafate (1B)|
Jump into a raft and enjoy the ride through Glacier National Park. Watch the mountains fade into the distance and paddle down Class III rapids. Afterwards, head to the quaint little town of El Calafate, and opt for a hearty dinner to refuel. Included Activities: El Chalten Rafting Transport: Local bus (3.00-3.50 hours, 152km)
|Day 12||El Calafate||Day 12 El Calafate (1B)|
Argentino Lake, discovered in 1873, is the southernmost of the four water sheets produced by the Pleistocene Glaciation. With its fjords and fingers it covers 1,505kmÃ½ (935 miÃ½), and is considered one of the most breathtaking lakes in the world. The Perito Moreno Glacier is an imposing river of ice, 2.7km (1.7 mi) wide by 55m (180 ft) high, which descends from the continental ice field to the Canal de los Tempanos. Included Activities: Perito Moreno Glacier Tour
|Day 13||El Calafate||Day 13 El Calafate (1B)|
Home to the immense Perito Moreno Glacier, the quaint alpine town of El Calafate is the perfect base for exploring the nearby glaciers. Los Glaciares National Park, the most renowned in Argentina, was created in 1973 to preserve this vast glacial area encompassing the Upsala Glacier and the incredible Onelli Bay. The main strip of this tiny town is lined with small wooden shops, browse for souvenirs, chocolates, or stop in one of the restaurants for a rest.
|Day 14||Buenos Aires||Day 14 El Calafate/Buenos Aires (1B)|
Fly to the capital city of Argentina, Buenos Aires, the city of Tango! Enjoy a drink in one of the many sidewalk cafes and restaurants. Youll soon begin to understand the contemplative Argentine way of life. Get together for one last meal-and a final bottle of wine. This will be your last chance to try Argentinas succulent bife and parrilladas, so dig in and enjoy! Transport: Plane (3.00-3.50 hours)
|Day 15||Buenos Aires||Day 15 Buenos Aires (1B)|
Depart at any time.
Local Flights: All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.
Please Note: Aerolineas Argentinas allows 1 piece of luggage that weighs up to 15kg on internal flights. For every extra kilo the airline will charge $10 per kg at the time of check-in.
Dossier Disclaimer:The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary.
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Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
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