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 country's celebrated wine region. Explore the charming city of Mendoza and hike through Glacier National Park to marvel at the sheer presence of Perito Moreno Glacier. Sign up and lace up for the Active adventure of your travelling years.
- Return flights
- Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
- Your Foodie Moment: Mendoza Cycling Wine Tour, Mendoza
- Full-day hike in Cordón del Plata (Mendoza)
- Full-day rafting and barbecue lunch (Bariloche)
- Laguna de los Tres full-day guided hike (El Chaltén)
- Class II/III rafting
- Perito Moreno Glacier guided tour (El Calafate)
- Internal flights
- All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
- Accommodations Hotels (13 nts), overnight bus (1 nt).
- Meals 14 breakfasts, 2 lunches Allow USD570-745 for meals not included.
- Transportation Public bus, van, plane.
- Staff & experts G Representative in Buenos Aires, CEO (Chief Experience Officer).
Day 1: Buenos Aires
Arrive at any time.
Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don't forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.
Accommodation Below is an example of the hotel we may use in this city. For the actual hotel your specific departure will be using, please check your voucher or the G Adventures App
Park Royal Buenos Aires
Day 2: Buenos Aires/Mendoza
Board a flight bound for the wine region of Argentina and explore the laid-back city of Mendoza.
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 cafés, bars and restaurants on offer on Avenida Arístides.
Flight Buenos Aires – Mendoza 2h Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually. Free Time - Mendoza Wander the leafy streets and peek into shops, stop at a local café or explore one of the nearby parks. Accommodation Hotel Mendoza (or similar) Meals included: Breakfast
Day 3: Mendoza
Head out early and drive into the mountains; trek to Cerro Arenales and Cerro Lomas Blancas in Cordón del Plata for beautiful views of the Andes.
Cordón del Plata Hike Mendoza Outside of Mendoza is one of the only alpine landscapes in Argentina, with giant mountains, beautiful landscapes, and glaciers aplenty. Head to the top of Cerro Arenales 3400m (11155 ft) and Cerro Lomas Blancas at 3600m (11811 ft), giving you a great view of the Andes and varied flora and fauna along the way. Fauna can include guanacos, condors, foxes, and chinchillas. Accommodation Hotel Mendoza (or similar) Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch
Day 4: Mendoza
Spend the day cycling through vineyards and stop at wineries en route to sample the world-famous Malbec. In the evening, take an overnight bus to Bariloche.
Your Foodie Moment: Mendoza Cycling Wine Tour Explore Mendoza wine country by bike, visit two different vineyards and wineries. Enjoy half a day of tastings, history, and wine culture, make sure to try the famous Malbec. Delight your tastebuds as you learn more about the region and the people who call Argentina home. Overnight bus Mendoza – San Carlos de Bariloche 19h Curl up and catch a snooze en route to the next stop. Meals included: Breakfast
Day 5: San Carlos de Bariloche
Arrive late afternoon to Bariloche, an outdoor enthusiast's dream come true in the Lake District of Argentina. Relax by Nahuel Huapi Lake or wander the streets and pop into artisanal chocolate shops
Towering snow-capped peaks surround Lake Nahuel Huapi, creating the perfect photo at every turn, it's hard to deny that Bariloche is a photographer's 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 that's not enough, Bariloche is Argentina's chocolate capital offering chocolate of all kinds to delight the senses.
Free Time - San Carlos de Bariloche Get out and explore this stunning national park! Accommodation Soft Hotel (or similar) Meals included: Breakfast
Day 6: San Carlos de Bariloche
Depart early in the morning for whitewater rafting on Class III/IV 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.
Bariloche Rafting - San Carlos de Bariloche Grab a paddle, strap on your helmet, and head down the Class III/IV rapids of the Manso River towards the Chilean border. Take a rest from paddling and take in the beautiful scenery around the emerald waters before rewarding your hard work with an “Asado Patagónico” (Patagonian barbecue). Accommodation Soft Hotel (or similar) Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch
Day 7: San Carlos de Bariloche
Enjoy a free day in Bariloche to take advantage of the optional activities in this picturesque town.
Free Time San Carlos de Bariloche Enjoy free time to try optional activities like kayaking or hiking nearby Cerro Tronador. Your CEO has more ideas if you need them. Just ask!
Accommodation Soft Hotel (or similar) Meals included: Breakfast
Day 8: San Carlos de Bariloche/El Chaltén
Fly to El Calafate and continue by bus to El Chaltén and Glacier National Park. En route, marvel at the towering Andean mountains.
Flight - San Carlos de Bariloche – El Calafate 1h45m-2h Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually. Local bus El Calafate – El Chaltén 3h-3h30m Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride. Accommodation Hosteria Vertical Lodge (or similar) Meals included: Breakfast
Day 9: El Chaltén
Jump into a raft and enjoy the ride through Los Glaciares National Park. Watch the mountains fade into the distance and paddle down Class III rapids.
El Chaltén Rafting - El Chaltén 4h Get ready to navigate Patagonia by raft, enjoy the spectacular scenery and watch the landscape change from mountain peaks to vast canyons, but don't forget to paddle! Accommodation Hosteria Vertical Lodge (or similar) Meals included: Breakfast
Day 10: El Chaltén
Enjoy a full-day guided hike to Laguna de los Tres and if the weather cooperates, a clear view of the Fitz Roy peaks. En route, take in the gradual changes in terrain from tree covered trails to exposed alpine landscapes.
Laguna de los Tres is the most popular trek in El Chaltén 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.
Los Glaciares National Park Guided Hike El Chaltén 8h-9h 20km Enjoy a full day of hiking in Los Glaciares National Park. See granite pinnacles spiraling upward from the third largest ice field on earth. Hike to Laguna de los Tres to fully appreciate majestic Cerro Fitz Roy/Chaltén (3,441m/11,290 ft) – one of the most famous and popular viewpoints of the mountain. Accommodation Hosteria Vertical Lodge (or similar) Meals included: Breakfast
Day 11: El Chaltén/El Calafate
Explore one of El Chaltén's 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. Afterwards, head to the quaint little town of El Calafate, and opt for a hearty dinner to refuel.
Free Time - El Chaltén Explore the region by foot and hike one of the many trails around El Chaltén. Local bus - El Chaltén – El Calafate 3h-3h30m152km Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.
Accommodation Hosteria Posta Sur (or similar) Meals included: Breakfast
Day 12: El Calafate
Travel to Perito Moreno Glacier for an included guided tour. Opt to take a boat ride on the lake to get a different view of the stunning landscape and marvel at how large the glacier is up close.
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 1,505km² (935 mi²), 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.
Perito Moreno Glacier Tour Perito Moreno Glacier Get out there and explore the natural wonder that is the Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the world’s few “advancing” glaciers. Head to the southern end of Los Glaciares National Park, where Moreno's 60m (197 ft) wall of ice sporadically chokes off the narrow “Canal de los Tempanos” (Iceberg Channel) creating a natural ice dam, which eventually explodes in a dynamic display of force.
Perito Moreno Glacier Boat - Perito Moreno Glacier – El Calafate 30USD per person Get a closer look at the sheer magnitude of the impressive Perito Moreno Glacier. Head out on the glacial lake for spectacular views of the south wall. Keep your camera at the ready, this won't be an experience you'll soon forget, but you'll want to capture it just in case. Accommodation Hosteria Posta Sur (or similar) Meals included: Breakfast
Day 13: El Calafate
Enjoy free time, take a leisurely hike to Laguna Nimez or explore the souvenir shops and restaurants in town.
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.
Free Time - El Calafate Full Day Enjoy free time to explore town and the surrounding area.
Laguna NimezEl Visit Laguna Nimez Reserve, a bird sanctuary protecting prime avian habitat. Spot flamingos, upland geese, silvery grebe, red-gartered coots and many other species found in the area. Accommodation Hosteria Posta Sur (or similar) Meals included: Breakfast
Day 14: El Calafate/Buenos Aires
In the afternoon, fly back to the vibrant city of Buenos Aires.
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, or pre book an evening Tango experience! You'll 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 Argentina's succulent bife and parrilladas, so dig in and enjoy!
Free Time - Buenos Aires Take a city tour, visit La Boca or people watch from a trendy café.
Day 15: Buenos Aires
Depart at any time.
Meals included: Breakfast
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