Total Patagonia Vacation
Experience the great variety of Argentinean Patagonia from the Beagle Channel and Ushuaia, to the glaciers of Calafate and glistening lakes of Bariloche.
Personalised journeys from start to finish
Save an acre of rainforest each time you travel
Every detail taken care of
- Completely private tours of the Moreno and Upsala glaciers and Estancia Cristina
- Beagle Channel cruise
- Luxury accommodation throughout
- Meet and greet airport service
- Full support from your Travel Concierge before, during and after your trip
At a glance
A comprehensive and epic adventure through Argentina’s majestic Patagonian landscapes and natural sights.
From the glistening lakes of Bariloche, the granite peaks of FitzRoy, the magnificent glacier region, to the ‘city at the end of the world’, and the solitary shores of Bahia Bustamante teeming with marine wildlife; this is a journey through some of the planet’s more exceptional scenery.
Matched with perfectly positioned, luxury accommodation throughout, and combined with expert guides and excursions tailored to your specific interests, make this ultimate trip to discover the splendid scenery of Patagonia in style.
Example Trip Itinerary
Private transfer to your hotel in Buenos Aires (from international airport)
Accommodation in Buenos Aires
- 88 rooms and suites
- Two restaurants
- Library bar
- Fitness centre
- Outdoor pool
- Cabaret show
The Faena Buenos Aires is a striking design hotel in the waterside neighborhood of Puerto Madero, the brainchild of local empresario Alan Faena and designer Philippe Starck. The hotel is located in the restored El Porteño building, an enormous silo built in 1902 that produced grain for post-war Europe. The decor encapsulates the grandeur of the belle epoque that characterised Buenos Aires at the turn of last centrury. A red, black and white colour scheme runs through the hotel teamed with exposed brick walls and concrete pillars that hark back to its industrious past. Rooms and suites are filled with eye catching touches such as hand embroidered throws and filifree mirrors and feature huge windows which look out over Ecological Reserve, the parks, Río de la Plata and the quaysides of Puerto Madero. Eating and drinking at the Faena is a real treat. Enjoy fine dining at Bistro Sur where the menu is inspired by the finest seasonal Argentinian produce, or opt for something more casual at El Mercado which is inspired by the country’s famous cantinas and the open air markets of Europe. The Library Lounge is an intimate space filled with antique books and crysal chandeliers, while El Cabaret, inspired by the city’s 1920s tango clubs, is where you can catch the award-winning show, Rojo Tango. The hotel also features a spa, fitness centre and an outdoor pool.
- Two restaurants
- 2 restaurants
- Outdoor pool
Perhaps the best luxury hotel in Buenos Aires, the Four Seasons is really very suited to the luxury traveller. With beautifully decorated and well equipped rooms and communal areas, the sense of quality and refinement is pervasive throughout the hotel. They also have by far the best pool area in the city which has a strict guests only policy. Service, as you might expect, is absolutely first class making this the hotel of choice in Buenos Aires for many visiting dignitaries and celebrities.
- Two restaurants
- 2 restaurants
- Full Spa
- Indoor Pool
- Lobby bar and cafe
- Cigar bar
The Alvear Palace Hotel opened its doors in 1932 and has remained one of the city’s most iconic hotels ever since. Located in the exclusive Recoleta neighbourhood, everything about the Alvear is incredibly well thought through with lots of little touches that make it a really special place to stay. The hotel’s 192 rooms and suites are impeccable designed with a mix of Empire, Louis XV and Louis XVI styles. Sumptuous fabrics and elegant furnishing are complimented by decorative arts and paintings by Argentinian artists. The larger lounge suites offer butler service so you can make the most of your stay. Enjoy sophisticated French cuisine at La Bourgogne, and a decadent afternoon tea in L’Orangerie before sampling an expertly mixed cocktail at the lobby bar, which has long been a meeting place for well-known members of Buenos Aires society. Enjoying a tipple at the rooftop bar is also not to be missed, with its spectacular views over Alvear Avenue. When you’re not out exploring all that the Argentinean capital has to offer, relax and unwind in the spa, wellness area, fitness centre and rooftop pool with adjoining pool bar.
- 165 rooms and suites
- Restaurants and bar
- Indoor Pool
- Art gallery
- Wine cellar
Located in the heart of the French heritage district of Recoleta in a restored belle epoque mansion, the Park Hyatt is a luxury hotel that offers the perfect base from which to explore this vibrant city. There are 165 elegant rooms and suites, featuring all the modern luxuries that one would expect from a hotel of this ilk as well as period flourishes and detail in keeping with the history of the building. Buenos Aires is a city known for its gastronomy and the offerings at the hotel do not disappoint. Enjoy Argentinian cuisine at Duhau Restaurante and Vinoteca – where there are 7,000 bottles of Argentinian wine to choose from, or Italian at Gioia Restaurante and Terrazas. Satisfy your sweet tooth with afternoon tea at Los Salones del Piano Nobile, then end the day at The Oak Bar with its wood burning fireplace and garden views. When you’re not out exploring the city, unwind at the Ahin Spa. Ahin in local dialect signifies a welcoming ceremony for an honoured visitor and guests visiting the spa are sure to appreciate the warm welcome. There is also a fitness centre and heated indoor swimming pool as well as a lovely garden in which to relax.
- 11 rooms
Set in the fashionable and leafy district of Palermo, Legado Mitico is a beautiful boutique hotel within easy reach of the city’s main attractions and restaurants. Located in a refurbished three-storey townhouse, the hotel draws on the rich historical culture of Argentina. There are 11 rooms each inspired by a famous figure such as tango dancer Carlos Gardel, writer Jorge Luis Borges, and Evita. A warm colour scheme runs throughout the rooms and wooden floors and period antique pieces give them lots of traditional charm. The cultural theme extends into the communal areas with a small library in the lounge where the more inquisitive guest can read all about the historic figures that inspire the decoration of the room. The library opens out onto a small patio where guests can relax with a drink.
- 11 rooms
- Rooftop terrace
- Wellness centre
Hub Porteño is a historic property set on a quiet street in the heart of Recoleta, and feels more like a home than a hotel. There are just 11 rooms, bright and spacious and filled with antique furniture and more recent pieces from local artisans. The hotel’s rooftop terrace is a beautiful spot with outdoor seating nestled among the lush greenery – a real city centre oasis. Here you can relax with a drink from the bar and a bite to eat or simply sit back with the morning paper. La Pecora Nera Grill specialises in new Argentinian cuisine while the cosy living room is the place to enjoy drinks and snacks. There is also a wellness centre with a sauna, gym and treatment room.
- 36 rooms
- Lounge and lobby bar
One of the only boutique hotels in Recoleta. Casa Sur is an excellent option for those wanting a smaller more personal hotel in Buenos Aires’ most elegant neighbourhood. The hotel is set on Callao, between Avenida Alvear and Quintana. There are 36 rooms each decorated in a classic, elegant style and have all the amenities one would expect in a quality hotel. Despite its smaller size in comparison with the larger luxury alternatives in the area, Casa Sur provides an attentive and full service with a well appointed spa and an excellent restaurant.
- Lobby Lounge
- Pool, sauna and Solarium
- Rooftop pool (unheated)
Nuss Hotel is located in a converted convent in the lively are of Palermo, next to the colourful Plaza Serrano. The surrounding streets are lined with boutique shops, excellent restaurants and art galleries. There are 22 bright rooms with city views – some of the deluxe rooms have their own small balconies. Guests can enjoy afternoon tea, drinks and tapas at Deli Lobby Lounge. Facilities also include a spa area with gym, sauna and massage room and a very pleasant terrace with a small pool.
Spend your time relaxing and exploring this wonderful city. You have our top recommendations for activities, restaurants and shopping so that you can make the most of your time here.
Remember we can always organize you one of our privately-guided tours (history, culture, art...) to more specialist excursions such as personal shopping trips, helicopter tours, wine tasting and tango lessons. Feel free to discuss your options with your travel designer.
Private Transfer to Buenos Aires Domestic Airport
Flight from Buenos Aires to Bariloche
The Lake District
Private transfer to your hotel in the Bariloche Area
Accommodation in The Lake District
- 14 rooms across five houses
- Yurt tents
- Dining room
Estancia Puema Hue is a beautiful lodge nestled in the heart of Nahuel Huapa National Park – the country’s first and largest national park. This really is one of our absolute favorite properties in all of Argentina. The lodge is set within 500 acres of wilderness at the southern end of Lake Gutlerrez. The landscape is one of rolling hills, pristine forest, valleys, waterfalls and creeks. Estancia Peuma Hue means ‘house of dreams’ in local Mapuche language and we certainly think it’s a very special place. There are 14 rooms spread across five houses, all with views of the lake. Decor throughout the lodge is very traditional with wooden floors and beams, local textiles and warm colours. There are even fireplaces in the living rooms of each house. Poplar House is the main house of the estancia and as well as having rooms, it is also where meals are served. Food is a real treat here with many of the ingredients grown in their own kitchen garden and orchard. Alternatively, choose to stay in one of their luxury yurts. These canvas yurts are 16ft in diameter and are set on rasied decks. They feature king-sized beds and en-suite bathrooms, and are a wonderful way to really immerse yourself in the natural surroundings. There is so much to do during your stay at Estancia Puema Hue, from hiking, horse riding and kayaking to fishing, birdwatching and yoga. Children are very welcome here so this is a wonderful choice for active families.
- 205 rooms
- Five restaurants
- 18-hole golf course
- Indoor and outdoor swimming pool
Llao Llao is one of the most famous hotels in South America. Set on an outcrop of the Llao Llao peninsula, it enjoys a dramatic setting surrounded by the Cerro Lopez and Tronador mountain peaks and the Moreno and Nahuel Huapi lakes. The hotel is split into two wings, the Bustillo and the Lago Moreno, which are connected by a panoramic bridge. There are 205 rooms and suites set across the two wings, traditional in design with many offering beautiful views across the lake and mountains. There are five restaurants offering everything from local Patagonian dishes to international cuisine. The lobby bar is a beautiful space with lots of wood, leather upholstery and antler chandeliers while the Winter Garden is the perfect place to enjoy the Llao Llao Tea while looking out across the incredible landscape. The hotel is set within a 15-hectare park and there are plenty of activites to keep you busy, from cycling and hiking to kayking, fishing and horse riding. There is also an 18-hole golf course. If you fancy simply unwinding, then there is an indoor and outdoor pool, sauna, fitness room and spa treatments available.
- Restaurant, bar and wine cellar
- Fifteen rooms
- Full spa
- Wine Cellar
- Indoor/outdoor heated pool
- 15 rooms
Las Balsas is located on the shores of Lake Huapi, just outside the mountain village of Villa La Angostura, in the heart of Nahuel Huapi National Park. The hotel was built in 1988 and its iconic blue facade has become a feature of the landscape. Rooms are traditional and cosy and enjoy beautiful views across the lake. This is a Relais & Chateaux hotel, meaning that service is top notch and it is the perfect place to come for rest and relaxation. Guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner in the restaurant along with a glass of wine from the hotel cellar which holds around 150 bottles of Argentinian wine. There is also a heated indoor/outdoor swimming pool as well as a Jacuzzi, sauna, small gym and massage room.
- 33 rooms
- Wine Bar and wine cellar
- Art collection of 275 paintings and sculptures
- Heated in/out pool
- Gym, hot tub and spa
- Sculpture garden
A more modern approach than many of the other lodge style offerings in Patagonia, El Casco is a luxury boutique hotel with contemporary style. The rooms and communal areas are decorated with 160 paintings and sculptures from an exclusive collection, each room themed around a different South American Artist. Set on the lake shore on the outskirts of Bariloche, the hotel is made up of around thirty rooms, many with stunning views of the lake. Facilities include indoor and outdoor heated pools, health club, outdoor jacuzzi, private pier and boat and an excellent restaurant. Service is impeccable, friendly and professional making this an ideal base from which to explore the region.
Explore the wonderfully scenic lakes area of Argentina from one of our selection of luxury lodgings. Daily excursions and activities will depend on your chosen lodgings, yet most offer plenty of options from mountain biking, boat trips, guided treks, fishing, skiing to simply enjoying the excellent cuisine of the region.
Private transfer to Bariloche Airport
Flight from Bariloche to El Calafate
Private transfer from El Calafate to El Chalten
Accommodation in El Chalten
- Bar and restaurant
- Living room with fireplace
Don Los Cerros Boutique Hotel & Spa is by far the most luxurious lodging in El Chalten. The rooms are very comfortably equipped and all have large windows with views out across the valley. The communal areas are spacious, comfortable and well-decorated, with many comfortable places to sit and relax after a day’s exploring. Service is very attentive and of an excellent standard. Facilities also include a small spa. The hotel’s restaurant is fantastic, as are the views from the dining room.
- Dining Room
- Reception & Bar
- Restaurant serving up wholesome Patagonian cuisine
Located 37 kilometres from El Chalten this remote lakeside lodge is part of an area called the Estancia Rio de Las Vueltas and is surrounded by 700 hectares of countryside, evergreen forests, 900 metres of shoreline, and epic views of the towering peaks of Mount Fitzroy Mountain, Mount Torre and Vespignani Glacier. The lodge, in the heart of the Patagonia Andes, creates the ultimate privacy and exclusivity for its guests. The light and spacious rooms offer stunning views and conjure up the ambience of a cosy wood cabin. For impressive views of Mount Fitzroy, we recommend the Fitzroy Premium Suite rooms and for magnificent views of Lago del Desierto, the Glacier rooms are the best option. When you’re not out exploring this stunning part of the world, you can soak up the views from comfort in living room with balcony and fireplace. In the evenings enjoy delicious homemade meals at the in-house restaurant.
This is the perfect base for some adventure in Patagonia, being one of the premier hiking destinations in South America, with a range of different activities to suit different levels. Speak to your travel designer to create a customised program to suit you.
Private Transfer from El Chalten to your hotel in El Calafate
Accommodation in El Calafate
- 17 suites
- Living room
- Bar and restaurant
- Indoor swimming pool
Eolo sits on a 10,000-acre estancia in the Patagonian steppe between the town of El Calafate and the majestic Perioto Merino glacier. Surrounded by lakes, vast plains and the imposing peaks of the Andes, this is nature at its very best. The hotel has been built to ensure that wherever you are, you can take in these incredible views. Eolo is centred around a courtyard garden, a nifty bit of architecture that means guests can enjoy the great outdoors whilst being protected from the wild Patagonian winds. There are 17 beautiful rooms characterised by pastel colours and simple lines. Nothing is overly complicated here, simplicity is key when your surroundings are so dramatic. There are no televisions in the rooms, instead guests are encouraged to curl up on one of the sofas that are placed in front of the large picture windows. Eolo was inspired by the historic estancias of the area and you’ll find antiques, maps, telescopes and lots of other traditional touches. The food at Eolo is a real highlight. Excellent local, seasonal produce is used to create a dynamic and exciting menu. The views that await from your dining table make the experience even sweeter. This is an area begging to be explored, and there are plenty of activites on offer. Hiking, horseriding, birdwatching and mountain biking are some of the experiences to keep you busy. At the hotel itself there is an area for relaxation with a small heated pool, dry sauna and massage room. All meals and non-alcoholic drinks are included during your stay at Eolo.
- 70 rooms
- Two dining areas and a bar
- Indoor-outdoor swimming pool
- Spa and gym
On a steep bank overlooking Lago Argentino a little way outside of El Calafate, Xelena Hotel & Suites enjoys a quiet, majestic location. It is the perfect base from which to explore Argentina’s breathtaking Patagonia area. Comfort and warmth defines the hotel’s personality, and the team pride themselves on the attentive and personalised service offered to guests. Many of the 70 rooms have lake views, and all are extremely spacious with contemporary features. There’s also a large heated indoor-outdoor swimming pool and spa – a real highlight of the hotel – two large dining areas and a bar.
It's up to you how you want to spend your time in Argentina's Glacier Region, and we can organise several private or shared tours according to your interests and time should you like to.
This is a full day's tour of the magnificent Perito Moreno National Park and its humbling glacier complete with private 4WD vehicle and one of our expert guides.
Beginning with a scenic drive through the National Park followed by an guided-tour along the specially built in walkways facing the glacier, various optional additions can be made to this tour such as the nautical boat safari, minitrekking or Big Ice trekking. Talk to your travel designer about your individual preferences.
This is a full day’s excursion to see both fronts of the Upsala Glacier, and a well-rounded tour that takes you through lakes and canals to local museums and ice shelters, with the odd adventure activity, to truly embrace the adventure and natural wonders of this region.
Boarding a modern charter boat at the Punta Bandera port you will begin your expedition at around 8.15am with a calm sail among the imposing icebergs and dramatic scenery of the western front of the Upsala glacier. Gliding through the Cristina Canal you will disembark at the Estancia Cristina where there will be a choice of activities from quad biking to horse riding to pass the afternoon including a delicious lunch at the ranch restaurant. For the remainder of the afternoon there is a guided visit to the Costumbrista museum followed by an exciting ascent in all-terrain vehicles through the mountainous roads to arrive at the Continental ice shelter. This is quite a spectacle and deserves a 30-minute walk to take in the vistas and sheer wonder of it. The eastern side of the Upsala Glacier will be the final leg of your excursion by boat on Lake Guillermo before being returned to Puerto Banderas at approximately 7pm.
Return transfer back to your lodgings.
Private transfer to Calafate Airport
Flight from Calafate to Ushuaia
Private transfer from Ushuaia airport to your hotel
Accommodation in Ushuaia
- 54 rooms
- Restaurant, two bars and wine cellar
- Spa & Fitness Centre
- 2 bars
- Wine Cellar
- Fitness Centre
Located actually on the shore of the Beagle Channel, Los Cauquenes is one of the best located and most comfortable options available in Ushuaia. Though a large hotel, it has been constructed from wood and stone in sympathy with the natural surrounds of the area. The hotel has 54 spacious rooms. Given the location we feel that it’s definitely worth choosing a channel view room. Facilities include a spa and pool area both enjoying stunning views out across the channel. The hotel is around 7km from the town of Ushuaia itself, though the hotel’s own restaurant is excellent.
This is a truly charming and wonderfully run small hotel. The warmth of hosts Maria and Sebastian really make your stay pleasant and memorable for all the right reasons. The hotel is set in the peaceful outskirts of Ushuaia with great views out across the bay which can be enjoyed from many of the rooms and the comfortable communal areas. The breakfast is very good, and sets you up nicely for a days exploring these remote surrounds.
Enjoy your stay in southern-most city in the world visiting national parks, taking cruises and experiencing the wildlife.
This full day tour begins with a three to four-hour trek through a beech forest, heading toward a wonderfully scenic point overlooking Lake Roca, Lagunas Verde and Negra, Rivers Ovando and Lapataia and Lapataia bay. Hiking through this beech forest you will be able to look for the Magellanic woodpecker, the largest in South America, Austral parakeets, black-chested buzzard eagles and Andean Condors.
After lunch in the camping area of Lake Roca and a briefing, you will take inflatable boats out onto the Ovando River, which flows, into the Green Lake, for one of the most beautiful views of the park. During this easy downstream ride, you will enjoy the crystal-clear, quiet waters into Lapataia Bay. Along the way you may encounter sea birds flying over, looking curiously at you: sea petrels, albatross, and steamer ducks, among others. Relax and enjoy the early southern sunset behind the mountains at the end of the southernmost reaches of the Panamerican Road, at the end of the world, before transferring back to Ushuaia by car.
Board a comfortable catamaran to sail into the Beagle Channel, taking in the passing scenery of mountains and the Martial Glacier. Round the historic lighthouse Les Eclaireurs and spot rocky islands with seals, sea lions, cormorants, giant petrels and many other species of sea-birds jostling for space.
This, one of the two narrow-gauge tracks left in Argentina - the Ferrocarril Austral Fueguino- used to ferry prisoners from the island’s prison into the National Park to fell and chop trees. The “Trencito de los Presos”, the Little train of the Prisoners departs from the Fueguino railway station with the stationmaster’s shrill whistle and steams slowly along the Pipo river until it reaches the Macarena waterfalls. A native Indian camp can be viewed at this point, recreated on the basis of evidence provided by today’s descendants of the tribes as well as documentation left by the early settlers. The train continues into the National Park with its stunning views of Monte Susana, the Martial Glacier and the large swamp where the relics of the prisoners’ logging tasks can still be seen.
Private transfer from your hotel to Ushuaia airport
Flight from Ushuaia to Trelew
Private transfer from Trelew airport to Bahia Bustamante
Accommodation in Bahia Bustamante
- 12 Rooms
This rustic estancia was founded in 1953 and is a piece of history in itself. Guests are housed in six small, two-bedroom houses facing the sea which are simply but comfortably furnished. Meals are taken in the village ‘shop’ adorned with original antique pieces. The Estancia helps with all activities which explore this unique area and ensure that you make the very most of your time there.
Enjoy feeling well off the beaten track on this remote stretch of Patagonian coastline, busy only with its bustling marine life of whales, dolphins, steamer ducks, flamingos and much more. Explore it from the saddle, boat safaris, by mountain bike or by foot.
Private transfer from Bahia Bustamante to Trelew airport
Flight from Trelew to Buenos Aires
Private transfer from Buenos Aires to the Pampas
ESTANCIAS IN THE PAMPAS
- Eleven rooms
- 11 rooms
- Billiard Rooms
- La Pulperia lounge
- Massage Room
- Swimming Pool
- Polo Fields (the Estancia has its own team)
- Certain outdoor activities
One of Argentina’s best boutique Estancias for experience and elegance, you can’t really get more authentic, intimate and refined than La Bamba de Areco. Positioned at the heart of the Pampas plains, 120 kilometres from Buenos Aires and but a few minutes drive from one of the oldest towns in Argentina, San Antonio de Areco, this estancia is not only perfectly placed but captures the rugged romance of the gaucho whilst still being impeccably stylish and well-run. Avenues of plane trees lead you through the ranch’s lush parklands and paddocks to the typically 19th-century corralled casco (main house) painted in proud Vermillion red and white – permitting in parts a couple of vines to steal up its walls. This was once an important private home along the Camino Real (Royal Road). Its eleven rooms are all done up in a smart, farmhouse style that is classically rural but with a contemporary lift. These open up onto the ranch’s shaded wraparound patios, perfect for relaxing, watching the ponies and where you can dine in summer. La Pulperia is the estancia’s own authentic gaucho inn converted to a separate lounge bar and boutique, and of course then there’s the array of different equestrian activities and excursions to choose from.
- Six rooms
- Swimming Pool
- Lounge areas
La Bandada is set in 200 acres of land and with just six rooms, a stay here is an intimate and authentic experience. Although more recently refurbished to be a hotel (in 2004), the rooms are decorated in a very traditional style with 19th century antiques and period style linens and fittings. Unlike many of the larger more touristy Estancias close to Buenos Aires, La Bandada has excellent personalised activities including: horse riding, taking part in the traditional gaucho lifestyle, wine tasting or simply relaxing by the pool. The food is excellent traditional fare with most ingredients grown and reared on the Estate.
- Swimming Pool with Solarium
- All meals included
Originally created as a grand stud farm for racehorses at the turn of the 20th Century this estancia embodies the stately tradition and grandeur one would expect from such an endeavour. Set in 2500 acres of farmland, the grounds have twenty acres of well groomed and beautifully maintained parkland around the Estancia itself including a lake and pool area. The building itself is a restored French-Italian renaissance style. Guests are well looked after here with personal attention and a good variety of activities to enjoy the idyllic surrounds. Unlike some of our other options, La Oriental is located just about three hours drive from Buenos Aires to the North West.
Choose from our selection of estancias for an authentic and luxury ranch-style stay in the sleepy Pampas plains. Ride out with gauchos, enjoy an afternoon asado (BBQ), fishing or polo lessons.
Private transfer from the Pampas to Buenos Aires
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