Among Glaciers & Andean Mountain Peaks in Argentina
That whole “time flies” theory just doesn’t work in Patagonia. Imagine traveling slowly on a small ferry through a tremendous fjord on Lake Argentino toward Upsala Glacier. Time is moving so slowly but you can’t possibly take in the scenery fast enough. The Andes are so windswept they almost look like petrified ocean waves, white caps and all. The lake is bouncing a clear blue sky back up at you. Framing everything perfectly. It’s like time freezes in Patagonia even though you’re having fun.
Hike in the shadow of the Fitz Roy’s jagged granite spires
Ice-trek on Perito Moreno Glacier
Cruise on crystalline waters among icebergs and fjords
Savor regional varietals at an exclusive Argentine wine tasting
Horseback ride in the vast Patagonian landscape – no better place than this!
Days 1-3 Hike below Cerro Fitz Roy’s jagged granite spires to gorgeous Laguna de los Tres Mirador de los Cóndores reveals mammoth views over the Torre and Fitz Roy peaks Marvel at the sight of ancient forests and otherworldly surroundings Witness glaciers spilling dramatically down ice-carved valleys and massive blue icebergs floating atop glacial melt – a sight that’s sure to take your breath away Malbec, pinot noir, torrontés and more – discover delectable Argentine vintages at a wine tasting.
Days 4-5 Ice-trek on Perito Moreno Glacier – crampons and our expert guide give you the edge Learn to make authentic Argentine empanadas from a local expert In El Calafate, try the homemade ice cream flavored with a local berry, calafate, after which the town is named Explore the World Heritage site of Los Glaciares National Park, a frozen landscape of crevasses and extraordinary blue ice.
Day 6 Unforgettable boat rides among icebergs and fjords – get ready for a close encounter with famous Upsala Glacier Watch for soaring condors along Cristina Bay before ascending through lenga forests to a stunning panorama of lakes, mountains and ice fields Sip yerba mate, the local beverage, like Patagonian cowboys Enjoy a tour of an estancia and learn about its history from the family’s private museum collection.
Days 7-8 Try on gaucho life with a guided horseback ride across the pampas A rocky trail leads to Fossil Canyon, featuring startlingly colored stones and ammonite fossils believed to be millions of years old.LESS