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My Dream Trip - Argentina: Following The Great Whale & Penguin Migrations
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My Dream Trip - Argentina: Following the Great Whale & Penguin Migrations

8 days & 7 nights, Luxury Escorted Journey

Buenos Aires, Puerto Madryn & Peninsula Valdes

Join Latin America Senior Destination Manager Ignacio Vallin to discover the wildlife and rugged landscapes of southern Argentina on this adventurous Dream Trip. Begin your travels in cosmopolitan Buenos Aires before flying south to Patagonia. Search for right whale, elephant seal, dolphin and more in the rich waters off Puerto Madryn. Then spend three full days hiking, biking, bird watching and exploring the natural beauty of a remote coastal ranch on the spectacular Peninsula Valdes.

  • Day 1
    Arrive Buenos Aires

    Upon arrival, you will be escorted to your hotel. You will have plenty of time to relax before this evening's welcome dinner and program briefing.

    Sofitel Buenos Aires - 1 Night (D)
  • Day 2
    To Puerto Madryn

    This morning, embark upon your city visit of Buenos Aires, considered Paris of South America. Discover the Main Square, Plaza de Mayo, and its neoclassical cathedral, colonial town hall and the "Casa Rosada" (The Pink House), Argentina's Presidential Palace. Then it's on to the old neighborhood of San Telmo with its narrow, cobblestone streets; La Boca and its multicolored tin houses and soccer stadium; the elegant Barrio Norte neighborhood; and Palermo with its wonderful parks and gardens, monuments and magnificent mansions. Savor a typical Argentine lunch before heading back to your hotel. Later this afternoon, you will be escorted to the domestic airport for your short flight to Puerto Madryn.

    Hotel Territorio - 1 Night (B, L)
  • Day 3
    To Peninsula Valdes

    The waters around Peninsula Valdes, including Golfo Nuevo, Golfo San Jose and Caleta Valdes, form the world's main right whale breeding grounds. Board a boat and head out on the water to search for enormous whale, dolphin, sea lion and elephant seal. You'll also visit the Caleta Valdes Natural Reserve as well as Punta Norte, a reserve for sea lion. Later, drive to the small village of Puerto Piramides, where you sail two miles out to sea for whale watching.

    Estancia Rincon Chico - 4 Nights (B, L, D)
  • Day 4 - 6
    Peninsula Valdes

    Over the next three full days, enjoy the natural beauty and the varied wildlife of the peninsula. Sea lion and thousands of elephant seal have chosen these beaches for breeding and birthing; and whale, orca, penguin and dolphin are all sighted from the estancia's nine miles of coastline. You can spot a wide variety of inland and coastal birds, and see many of Patagonia's native terrestrial mammals. Group activities include wildlife-watching tours guided by biologists and professional naturalists, hiking trails of varying length and difficulty across the steppe and cliffs, mountain biking adventures, interpretation of native flora, bird watching, astronomy, discussions, and walks in the dunes and fields. Additional activities on the peninsula include whale and dolphin watching, visiting penguin colonies, snorkeling and scuba diving with sea lion, and exploring the scenic vistas of the cliff-lined coastline.

    Estancia Rincon Chico (B, L, D)
  • Day 7
    To Puerto Madryn

    Today, enjoy one last chance to explore the peninsula with your guide before returning to Puerto Madryn for the night. This evening, savor a wonderful farewell dinner with your traveling companions.

    Hotel Territorio - 1 Night (B, D)
  • Day 8
    To Buenos Aires

    After breakfast, bid farewell to Patagonia as you are escorted to the airport for your fight back to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival connect with your onward flight.

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