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CAMINO ABIERTOTHE ADVENTURE OF PATAGONIA & ARGENTINA
Nature Trips
Andean Patagonia
DGC - Discovery Patagonia (11 days)
El Chalten - Moreno Glacier - El Calafate - Torres del Paine Nacional Park
See departure dates - Group - October thru Abril - Beginning on Sundays
This tour is focused on the spectacular geomorphologic and climatic processes that created and shaped the Andes of Southern Patagonia; and the natural life that it holds.
We’ll visit its mythic mountain massifs: Fitz Roy & Cerro Torre in Argentina’s Los Glaciares National Park; and Paine Towers in Chile’s Paine National Park.
We will visit too the huge glaciers calving down from the Continental Ice Field (3 rd glacier area of the World after Antarctica and Greenland) to both sides of the mountains: the great lakes in the Argentinean side and the Pacific fjords in the Chilean one.
And we will hike across the different environments such as the southern beech forest and the steppe, inhabited by guanacos (lama relative), pumas, huemules (local endangered deer), the majestic condor and a variety of birds and flowers.
This trip will definitely give you a spectacular glance of Southern Andean Patagonia.
Highlights of the trip: Fitz Roy & Cerro Torre, Patagonian Ice Fields & glaciers; fragile local ecosystems: the windswept steppe, the southern beeches forest. Mammals such as pumas, guanacos (lama relative), huemul (local endangered deer). Birds such as majestic Condor, magellanic woodpecker, Chilean flamingos, lesser rheas and many, many more.
 
Península Valdes, Tierra del Fuego & Glaciares
FNP - Patagonia Marine Wildlife & Glaciers (10 days)
Península Valdes - Tierra del Fuego - Calafate.
See departure dates - Group - Year round - Beginning on Saturdays.
This tour focuses in some of the main attractions Patagonia has to offer: the rich and diverse marine wildlife of Peninsula Valdes; the Glaciers calving down from the Patagonian Ice Field into the big foot mountain lakes; and Ushuaia, the City of the End of the World, featuring its combination of mountains, sea and fjords.
At Peninsula Valdes we will search for the Southern Right Whale which visit the area during its breeding time from mid June threw November; the Magellanic Penguin colonies; the Killer whales (Orcas); Sea lions and Elephant seals; we will also guanacos, maras and lots of birds.
At Ushuaia we will visit the National Park, we will sail in the Beagle Channel and we will visit Estancia Harberton and Museo Acatushún, which is a working laboratory for the study of marine mammals and birds of southernmost South America, principally Tierra del Fuego. It holds a collection of over 4000 specimens of these animals, the result of 25 years of beach surveys for stranded or incidentally-netted individuals.
From El Calafate, gateway to Los Glaciares National Park, we will visit the Moreno glacier, which due the advance of its front and the closure of the water passage on the Rico arm of Lake Argentino is one of the most accesibloe and impressive glaciers of the World. And we will sail Lake Argentino to discover it hidden western glaciers.
During this tour, the company of our specialized guides will help you discover the fascinating nature of Patagonia wilderness.
Highlights of the trip: Peninsula Valdes: Southern Right Whales in breeding season. Elephant seals, sea lions; Magellanic penguins. Killer whales (Orcas). The southernmost city of the World, Ushuaia; beagle Channel, Herberton & Acatushún Museum of sea mammals. Glaicers National Park, Moreno Glacier & Lake Argentino
 
Waterfalls & Wetlands
DEM - Waterfalls, Swamplands and Saltos of Mocona (8 days)
Iguazú Falls, Ibera Swamplands, Saltos del Moconá
Individual - Year Round - Beginning every day
This tour focuses in the North east of Argentina, where the flatlands and the huge rivers originated some of the most beautiful and spectacular waterfalls of the world (Iguazú Falls) but also large wetlands which are home for over 300 species of birds. Our local experts together with the help of our printed introductory guide to the area will give you the chance to take the most of your visit to this beautiful corner of Argentina.
Highlights of the trip: Iguazú Falls with the panoramic view from the Brazilian side and the breathtaking “Garganta Del Diablo” (Devil's Throat) fall on the Argentinean side.  “Saltos del Moconá” Provincial Park; Ibera Swamps, second size wetland of South America and home for an amazing diversity of birds.
 
Antarctica
XAN - Antarctica (12 days)

Cruise to Antarctica
See departure dates - Group - November thru April - Beginning on different days.
There’s not much to say that has not already been said about Antárctica.
May be it is worthwhile to remind that is the last big corner of Planet Earth yet to be discovered; that has been the scenary of epic trips such as Amudsen, Scott, Nordenskjöld y Shackleton among other adventurers and explorers.
Also that Antarctica is the largest glacier area of the world (approximately 8 million of square kilometres) and it holds the 80% of the fresh water supply of our Planet.
And in spite of its unforgiving weather, its surrounding seas and oceans are the natural habitat for a very rich and diverse marine wildlife and seabirds.
The southern summer, from November thru March, with its night less days, is the ideal season to visit the area.
Highlights of the trip: Beagle Channel and McKinley Pass. Crossing of the Drake Passage; exploring the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula; sightings of icebergs and snow-capped mountains; the flooded caldera of Deception Island and the chance to swim in the hot springs of Pendulum Cove. Paradise Bay. Livingston Island.
An amazing variety of seabirds, including many albatrosses, vast penguin rookeries, colonies of nesting Adelie and Chinstrap Penguins, Macaroni, Chinstrap and Gentoo Penguins; Kelp Gulls, Blue-eyed Cormorants, Antarctic Terns and Southern Giant Petrels. Whales, beaches ruled by Antarctic fur seals and southern elephant seals; Weddell, crabeater and leopard seals as well as Minke, killer (orca) and humpback whales at close range.
Paulet Island, where the Nordenskjöld expedition built a stone survival hut in 1903.