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El Condor Classic Trail Description

Day 1:




Arrival in the morning to Buenos Aires. Private transfer from Ezeiza International airport to the Elevage Hotel.

In the afternoon, private 4 hour City Tour visiting San Telmo Market, La Boca neighborhood with its famous “Caminito”, the center of town with the obelisk, Recoleta, the Boca Juniors Football Stadium, the Mayo Square with the Cabildo, the Government House and the Cathedral, and also the Colon Opera House.

An evening briefing at the hotel before transfering to Esquina Carlos Gardel for a dinner & Tango Show. Overnight at the Elevage Hotel.


Day 2:





Transfer to the domestic airport. Flight to San Martin de los Andes. Transfer from the airport to downtown. Pick up the vehicles. Overnight at Patagonia Plaza Hotel.


Located on the shores of Lake Lacar, within the Lanin National Park, San Martin de los Andes is a typical mountain village, a paradise of peace and quietness, immersed in an environment of rivers, waterfalls, mountains and magical forests.

Day 3:

Drive to Bariloche by 7 Lakes road. Overnight at the luxurious Llao Llao Hotel.




Ever beautiful San Carlos de Bariloche, lying on the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi and surrounded by mountains and forests, is one of the most attractive cities in Argentina.


Day 4:


Free day to play golf, green fees included, or to explore the Nahuel Huapi National Park, established in 1934 making it the oldest  in Argentina. The Park surrounds Nahuel Lake in the foothills of the Patagonian Andes. Bordered by Chile on its western side it is dominated by the high mountain chain of the Andes and features many lakes, rapid rivers, waterfalls, snow-clad peaks, glaciers and extensive forests.


Day 5:



Drive to the picturesque city of Esquel resting in a green mountain range valley in the west of the Province of Chubut. This is one of the mandatory stops on Route 40 before we journey into the Los Alerces National Park.
Overnight in the Cumbres Blancas Hotel.

Day 6:





Leave Argentina and drive into Chile and to Futaleufu and onwards to La Junta via Southern Highway. Overnight at Espacio & Tiempo Hotel and the Alto Melimoyu.

Located in the North of the Aysén Region, the town of La Junta features a wide range of attractions for visitors. La Junta nestles in a valley between the Rosselot and Palena Rivers and its fantastic all year round evergreen climate makes it an ideal activity area all within a matchless frame of tranquility.


                                               
                           

Day 7:




Drive from La Junta to the LoberÌas Del Sur Hotel located in the Aysen region at Port Chacabuco. Situated along the wild-west fjordland coast of Chile, 250 miles south of Puerto Montt, it is here that the northern Patagonian ice sheets fall into the sea in neon blue splendor. One of the last frontiers, there are few such remote, unspoiled and underdeveloped places left on earth. To simply admire the pristine beauty of its untouched natural resources is the main reason for calling on this port.

Day 8:

                             



Drive to Terra Luna in the most unspoilt region in Chile (Puerto Guadal). If time allows, visit Marbel Chapel natural monument. Overnight at Terra Luna Lodge.




Day 9:



Free at Terra Luna lodge for activities at the lodge.

The Lodge is located in 6 hectars of private land, with more than 400m of beach and an extraordinary view of the nearby snow peaks which form a backdrop to the amazing turquoise Lake General Carrera.


Day 10:

                          


Cross back into Argentina and drive to the traditional Patagonian Estancia Los Toldos. Here we visit the famous “Cueva de las Manos”. Caves featuring the most significant ancient rock cave painting in Patagonia.

This area constitutes a great tourist attraction due to the natural beauty offered by the Andean-Patagonian scenery.

Overnight at Estancia Los Toldos.

                  


Day 11: 


Drive to Chalten. Considered the Argentinean capital of hiking, El Chalten is worldwide famous among lovers of adventure sports, especially hikers. Ever since its foundation, the village has attracted mountaineers and climbers, as it is the closest spot to the base of the famous Fitz Roy mountain range. In the local area can be found discrete fishing sanctuaries and superb hiking routes which reward the exploring hiker with breathtaking scenery.

 Two nights at Los Cerros Hotel



Day 12:






Excursion visit to the Fitz Roy and Torre scenic viewing points or explore Lago del Desierto.

The majestic presence of Mount Fitz Roy is unquestionable. Almost all year round, its summit is covered by a cloud the Tehuelches -primitive dwellers of the area- mistook for smoke. This is how it got its name, as “chaltén” stands for “smoking mountain” in their tongue. White men have come to call this mount “Fitz Roy”, to pay tribute to the first climber that reached the summit of this particular and beautiful rock massif.


Day 13:




Drive to Calafate. Including a special 4x4 off road guided experience. Overnight at Edenia Hotel.



Today El Calafate is a world destination. Part of the Patagonian steppe, El Calafate is a significant tourist center that has become famous both in the country and abroad in the last few years.


Day 14:





Private morning excursion to Perito Moreno glacier with guide, entrance fee to the national Park is included.
The Perito Moreno Glacier is a glacier located in Los Glaciares National Park, its one of the most important tourist attractions in the Argentine Patagonia. The 250km2 ice formation, and 30km in length, is one of 48 glaciers fed by the Southern Patagonian Ice Field located in the Andes system shared with Chile.

Pm drive to Paine (Chile). Two nights at Cabanas del Paine.

               


Day 15:







Visit Torres del Paine National Park located in Torres del Paine commune, province of Ultima Esperanza, Magallanes Region and Chilean Antarctica. Covering 181,414 hectares. the Park was created on May 13th 1959 as part of the National System of Wild Areas Protected by the Chilean Government. It was declared Reserve of the Biosphere by UNESCO on April 28th, 1978  becoming one of the recognised ecosystem zones in the world, which are seen as patterns to measure the impacts caused by man in the environment.


Day 16:





Drive to Punta Arenas through south entrance of Park. Visit Milodon Cave and if time allows, Magellanic Penguin Colony of Otway sound. Overnight at Cabo de Hornos Hotel.






Colorful and coquettish from all perspectives, Punta Arenas is the most important city in the Magallanes Region and represents a port for the booming bioceanic traffic. This is evident in the streets, markets and squares of this neat city. Its commercial, cultural and social development has made Punta Arenas famous throughout the entire country, especially in the last few years, when it was established as tax-free zone.



Day 17: 



Cross to Tierra Del Fuego Island and drive towards Argentine portion. Arrive to Rio Grande. Overnight at the five star Grande Hotel.

Day 18:




Drive to Ushuaia crossing the Fuegian Andes. Drop off the vehicles. Overnight at Cilene del Faro Hotel, suite mountain view room.

In the southern end of Argentina lies Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. Located on the shore of the Beagle Channel, it takes its name (which means "bay overlooking the West") from the y·mana language. Within the impressive region that features the sea, forests, lakes and the mountains, Ushuaia is a picturesque city located within untouched regions that invite visitors to discover and explore.


Day 19:





Sail to the Beagle Channel (Birds & Sea Lions Island) or as an option a special guided excursion to Tierra del Fuego National Park.

Day 20:


Transfer to the airport. Flight to Buenos Aires. Transfer domestic airport/international airport. Connect with International Flight.





          


"Join us on the ”Condor Classic Trail” to one of the world’s most remote and spectacularly beautiful unspoilt areas."


              Organised by Autospirit Ltd in partnership with Kallpa Tour Operator, Buenos Aires - Argentina