The Essential of Southern Route 40

11 Days / 10 Nights

Buenos Aires – Los Antiguos – El Chalten – El Calafate


  • B – Breakfast Included
  • L – Lunch Included
  • D – Dinner Included

Day 1-3

Buenos Aires

You will be met on arrival and driven to your hotel for the first few days of your holiday. Day 2 includes a city tour of Buenos Aires and a tango show with dinner on one evening. (D)

Day 3 at leisure for you to enjoy optional excursions, such as a football tour, a tour of notable bars and restaurants, tango lessons or cooking classes. Included evening Tango Show and dinner. (B)

Day 4

Los Antiguos (B,L)

Early morning transfer to Los Antiguos , the shore of Buenos Aires Lake - the second largest in the whole of South America.

On the way there you will stop off by Jose de Ormachea Petrified Forests.

Day 5

Visit to Chile (B,L)

Head to the Chilean border to reach Chile Chico. Once you have passed through migrations you will border Lake General Carreras and head towards the natural formation, formed through millions of years worth of water erosion. Return to Los Antiguos.

Day 6

Perito Moreno (B,L)

Early morning departure, heading towards Perito Moreno. Take Route 40 towards Cueva de las Manos - the main archaeological site in Patagonia and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Return to Los Antiguos for some time at leisure before taking the night bus to El Chaten.

Day 7

Day at Leisure (B)

Opportunity for a day at leisure. Rest is recommended in the morning. Optional afternoon tours include a boat trip to Lake Viedma to admire the glacier.

Day 8

Mount Torre (B)

Morning departure from your hotel to travel to Laguna Torre and the Mount Torre base which has for many years considered the world's most difficult mountain to climb. Return to El Chalten to board the bus to El Calafate.

Day 9

Perito Moreno Glacier (B)

Visit the Perito Moreno Glacier within Los Glacieres National Park - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During the excursion you will be able to take the optional Nautical Safari to encounter a different view of the glacier. Return to your hotel.

Day 10

Day at leisure (B)

Day at leisure. You have the chance to cruise among icebergs on board the Estancia Cristina, take an Express Ice River excursion or take in the ancient landscape of Torres del Paine.

Day 11

Fly to Buenos Aires (B)

Transfer to the airport to board your scheduled flight from El Calafate back to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel.

Day 12

Travelling home from Buenos Aires (B)

Transfer to the airport in time to check-in for your scheduled flight home.


2018: 16th and 30th September, 14th October, 04th and 18th November, 02nd and 23rd December

2019: 06th and 20th January, 03rd and 17th February, 10th and 24th March, 21st April


From £2,059 per person, based on two people travelling, sharing one room.


Argentina has a wide range of types & styles of hotels, at a variety of price-points to suit all budgets, from small  independent boutique hotels to big name chains. Please chat to one of our Travel Consultants for further information as to which hotels are included in this holiday.


Whats Included in this price?
  • Transfers
  • Buenos Aires: City Tour and Dinner & Tango Show
  • Los Antiguos: Jose Ormachea Petrified Forest, Marble Chapel, De Las Manos Cave
  • El Chalten: Viedma Light Boat trip and Torre Lagoon
  • El Calafate: Perito Moreno Glacier,
  • 10 breakfasts, 3 lunches (box lunch) and 1 dinner
  • Tickets to parks and reserves


Whats NOT Included in this price?
  • All flights (international and domestic)
  • Drinks, gratuities and items of a personal nature
  • Any meals not listed as included
  • Personal travel insurance


Adjusting the above Holiday

If you like the broad sweep of the above itinerary but have fewer days to spend on your Argentina holiday, or wish to extend it in any way, please ask your Travel Consultant for ideas on how to shorten or lengthen the holiday, or how to reorganise the itinerary to become a tailor-made holiday.


No-Obligation Quote

We would be delighted to email you a no-obligation, fully-detailed itinerary & quote for your Argentina holiday along with a link to hotel websites, plus details of any included tours & excursions. The quote will clearly state what is, and what is not included in the quoted price.

Please give us a call now on 01932 424252 to discuss the above holiday.