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Argentina / Buenos aires
COLONIA: A LUXURY DAY

DAY TOUR to Colonia de Sacramento (Uruguay) from Buenos Aires. The District of Colonia is in the south west of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay. It is situated 178 km from Montevideo and only 40 km from the city of Buenos Aires. Washed by the Río de la Plata, the area offers over 200 km beaches and several islands along its coastline. Colonia del Sacramento and Carmelo are in this district, both of utter importance in the historic development of the country. Colonia del Sacramento is situated in the peninsula founded by the Portuguese in 1680, who settled on the coast as they considered them strategic for expansion over the Río de la Plata. Due to this, the area which has been disputed by the greatest European countries is known as “The Apple of Discord”. Its population is formed by immigrants of Swiss, German, Spanish, Portuguese and aborigine origin. The historic area of the city preserves its paving stone streets of the colonial times, and has been declared “Cultural Inheritance of Humanity” by UNESCO. Carmelo is situated on the margins of Las Vacas stream, which keeps important traffic of nautical tourism. Other main sights are the Rambla de los Constituyentes, Playa Seré, Zagarzazú Beach, the Hotel Casino and the Fauna Reserve. 07:15 hs.: check-in in Darsena Norte (Buenos Aires BQB pier). 08:15 hs.: departing in Fast Ferry to Colonia. 09:30 hs.: arrival in Colonia. Lunch in "Viejo Túnel" (fixed menu, no drinks included). Walking tour (Historical District and the Coast up to Real de San Carlos-Bullring) and ticket for auto guided Touristic Bus (only from Monday to Friday). 18:45 hs.: transfer to Colonia Port. 19:45 hs.: departure to Buenos Aires port in Fast Ferry. 21:00 hs.: arrival to Darsena Norte (Buenos Aires BQB pier)

Argentina / El calafate
MAYO SPIRIT TREK

The glaciers of Mayo Mount and Negro Mount are located in Mayo Canal in Argentina Lake and Los Glaciares National Park. The only way to reach them is by sailing along the lake. Toro Bay: starting at Argentino or Moreno dock; we sail along the De Los Tempanos Canal and we access Mayo Canal of Argentino Lake. We disembark at Toro Bay. Accompanied by a guide we start a walk through the Andean-Patagonian forest, where we will see cherry and cinnamon trees, lengas and ñires until reaching a 100-year-old sherry tree which has a trunk of more than three meters in diameter. Then, we walk across the forest until reaching a stream fed by a waterfall, which was originated due to landslide and where we will be able to observe a lime rock formation of approximately 180 meters high and 100 meters wide. We stay here until we return to the sailing boat will take us to our next stop or destination. Negro Mount: starting at Toro Bay, we sail along Mayo Canal in Argentino Lake and observe the glaciers of Mayo Mount and the hanging glacier of Negro Mount. After disembarking, and accompanied by a guide, we start 1 km walk towards the Andean-Patagonian forest. We will follow a stream which will lead us to the stone wall from where we can observe the Hanging Glacier and where we will be amazed by the 360º views of the landscape, including Mayo Mount and Blanco Mount. We stay for some time in this place before going back to the sailing boat which will take us to the north face of Perito Moreno Glacier. We will disembark at Moreno floating dock, situated at the foot of the walkway, to enjoy the view from the different walkways, and finally we will return to El Calafate * Daily departures; itinerary may change due to weather conditions.

Argentina / Puerto iguazú
BRAZILIAN FALLS & ITAIPU DAM

Iguaçú National Park (on the Brazilian side) is 185.000 hectares long. As we get to the Visitor Center we cross the Gates individually to check the loading capacity of the Park. We immediately get into the buses that tour along within the park and take us to the 1200 trail over the Iguazú River. At this point, we get a panoramic view of the Argentinean falls, ideal to take pictures. As we go on, we can see Río Iguazú Canyon, Salto Rivadavia and Tres Mosqueteros. Towards the end of the tour, we will get to Devil’s Throat lower viewpoint 200m away. This beautiful scenery is enhanced by permanent rainbows. The tour ends at Salto Floriano where an elevator takes us to the bus parking. The other option is to walk the path and up the stairs to the meeting point. Represa de Itaipu panoramic tour (Itaipu Dam) Itaipu Dam is an engineering masterpiece shared by Brazil and Paraguay on the Paraná River. It is located 50 km from Iguazú Falls. This visit includes only outdoor areas in Dam and starts with a brief stop at the Interpretation Centre where a documental film describing details of the building process is shown. Then in a vehicle drive and the aid of guides, tour offers a 10 minutes stop in "Central Mirador" to get a panoramic view of the dam. In that place is a brief explanation of its general operation. After that visit continues by bus -and depending on the daily operation- also passes over the dam, with a new stop. Visit lasts 1:30 hours and can be done all year round, except on Sundays and holidays.

Argentina / Puerto madryn
PUNTA TOMBO

The Protected Natural Area of Punta Tombo hosts every year –between September and April- the largest continental colony in the world of Magellanic Penguins. By the Atlantic Ocean shores, surrounded by farms dedicated to wool production, it is the place penguins choose for their reproduction. In front of the sea, half million penguins protect their nests from depredators, look for food (little fish, anchovies and squids) for their offspring, fill the air with their squawks and paint the landscape in black and white. The best time to observe them is in the morning and at sunset, when it is not so hot and penguins increase their activities. To reach Punta Tombo, it is necessary to drive about 110 miles towards the south from Puerto Madryn. The access route is mostly paved, but there are about 12 miles of gravel at the end of the road. At the entrance, the Centro Tombo provides various rooms where it is possible to learn more about the area's wildlife. Departure from hotel in the morning; we will get into the reserve to walk near the nests. A big group of penguins on the beach can be observed from a cliff. In the afternoon we return and stop in Trelew City ("Lewis town" in welsh language, Lewis Jones was one of the pioneers who came to these distant lands in the late nineteenth century). MEF E. Feruglio Paleontology Museum and visit (optional). Then continue to Gaiman Colony where the exquisite Welsh tea can be tasted (optional). Arrival in Puerto Madryn late in the afternoon.