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Argentina: BA to Patagonia

On this Argentina Student tour, gain an insider’s perspective into the lives of Argentinians as you travel to the extremes of Buenos Aires and Patagonia. Architecturally speaking, Buenos Aires is an absolute stunner and one of the most exciting and vibrant cities in the America’s. Patagonia is South America’s southern frontier, nature, long left to its own devices, grows wild, barren and beautiful.

For those who come here, an encounter with such emptiness can be as awesome as the sight of jagged peaks, penguin colonies, pristine rivers, massive glaciers, and dusty backwater oases. From the bustling streets of BA to the penguin colonies on the coast to the glaciers of the south, this fascinating tour encompasses Argentina’s allure. This tour is escorted by a Canadian Tour Leader, as well as teacher chaperones.


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Argentina Educational Tour: BA to Patagonia

Highlights Include:
  • Learning about Buenos Aires’ fascinating history
  • Viewing sea lions, whales, penguins, dolphins, and guanacos
  • Watching massive glaciers calf into the lake below
  • Hiking through pristine wilderness to learn about unique flora & fauna
  • Trekking around the awe-inspiring peaks of El Chaltan
  • Meeting locals and learning about their way of life

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Day 1: To Buenos Aires

Bienvenidos a Argentina!

  • Fly from Vancouver to Buenos Aires (BA)
  • Arrival at hotel

Overnight: Buenos Aires Hotel

Day 2: BA Walking City Tour
  • Walking tour of Obelisk on 9 de Julio Avenue, Colon Theater, Plaza de Mayo
  • Tango Lesson & show

Overnight: Buenos Aires Hotel

Day 3: BA City Highlights Tour
  • Visit La Boca, Plaza de San Martin, La Recoleta, Puerto Madero (BA)
  • Dinner at a traditional steak house

Overnight: Buenos Aires Hotel

Day 4: Trelew Penguin Colony
  • Flight to Trelew and tour to Punta Tombo’s penguin colony
  • Visit Gaiman’s Welsh Colony

Overnight: Trelew Hotel

Day 5: Full day tour to Peninsula Valdes
  • Opportunities to see whales, orca, elephant seals, and guanaco
  • Option to snorkel

Overnight: Trelew Hotel

Day 6: Trelew to El Calafate
  • Flight to El Calafate located near Los Glaciares National Park
  • Visit the interactive Glacier Museum

Overnight: El Calafate Hotel

Day 7: Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park
  • Visit one of the only advancing glaciers in the world – 1 hr boat ride at Perito Moreno
  • Searching for flamingos

Overnight: El Calafate Hotel

Day 8: El Chalten
  • Transfer to the spectacularly located town of El Chaltan
  • Short scenic hike to Laguna Capri

Overnight: El Chaltan Hacienda

Day 9: El Chalten Trekking
  • Full day trekking with naturalist guide
  • Learning about flora & fauna as we trek to Laguna Torre

Overnight:  El Chaltan Hacienda

Day 10: Flight to Buenos Aires
  • Transfer to El Calafate for our flights to BA
  • Final night’s dinner and dancing

Overnight: Buenos Aires Hotel

Day 11: Departure Day
  • Return flights to Vancouver
  • Option to extend to Iguazu Falls

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  • International return flight from Vancouver to Buenos Aires
  • Mandatory emergency medical insurance
  • All meals on tour (10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners)
  • 10 nights accommodation in a variety of hotels, cabins, and lodges
  • Services of an experienced Canadian tour leader
  • Services of local Argentinian guides
  • Entrance fees to all the sites and parks mentioned in the program
  • All tips for local guides, boat captains, drivers, restaurant staff, etc
  • All transportation as per itinerary
  • All applicable taxes


Tour Exclusions

  • Services not specified
  • Meals and snacks not mentioned
  • Optional trip cancellation insurance
  • Personal items
  • Departure taxes (international if applicable)