7 days from Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires - BAAE
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Total Solar Eclipse Tours
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Combine Argentina's bustling capital of Buenos Aires with the stunning beauty of northern Patagonia on this 7-day group tour which coincides with the total solar eclipse in December 2020. Enjoy a guided tour of Buenos Aires, watch the eclipse from an exclusive observation camp with a gourmet picnic lunch and enjoy a scenic tour of Bariloche's rolling hills and shimmering Lake Nahuel Huapi.
- Total Solar Eclipse - watch the incredible natural phenomena on the 14 December 2020 from an exclusive observation camp and enjoy gourmet food and Argentinean wine as the spectacle unfolds
- Buenos Aires - enjoy a guided tour of Argentina's capital including the Plaza de Mayo, colourful La Boca neighbourhood and the Recoleta
- Bariloche - explore the stunning Patagonian scenery on a scenic tour of the region including Lake Nahuel Huapi and Campanario Hill
- Spend three nights at the charming Petit Penisula Hotel by Lake Nahuel Huapi in Bariloche
Day 1 Buenos Aires
11 December 2020. Welcome to Buenos Aires. You will be met by our representative at Buenos Aires airport and transferred to our hotel in Argentina's captivating capital. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 2 Buenos Aires city tour
This morning we take in the highlights of the seductive city of Buenos Aires on a half day guided tour, including attractions such as 9 de Julio Avenue, the Obelisk and Corrientes Street. The first stop will be in the Plaza de Mayo to visit the Cathedral and the Old City Hall, before we continue to the old neighborhood of San Telmo, with its colonial houses and cobblestone streets. We'll also visit the striking La Boca neighbourhood, with its brightly coloured zinc houses, the exclusive area of Puerto Madero, which was once the old city port, and the scenic Palermo woods.
Finally, we end our tour in Recoleta, which is one of the most elegant neighbourhoods in Buenos Aires. See the Recoleta Cemetery, the resting place of Argentina’s most famous figures and spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Meals: 1 Breakfast
Day 3 Fly to Bariloche
Buenos Aires - Bariloche. Transfer to the airport today for our flight to Bariloche, a scenic city in the northern part of Patagonia. Set on the shore of Lake Nahuel Huapi and within a national park of the same name, Bariloche is surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.
On arrival in the city, the rest of the day is free to relax at the charming Peninsula Petit Hotel, our base for exploring Bariloche and witnessing the total solar eclipse tomorrow. Located on the shore of beautiful Lake Nahuel Huapi, the hotel boasts incredible views of the surrounding forests and mountains and has its own private beach, so you can get out and make the most of your surroundings.
Meals: 1 Breakfast
Day 4 Total Solar Eclipse
14th December 2020. Experience the incredible astronomical event that is a total solar eclipse today. We have a full day excursion to an exclusive Nomad observatory camp, at a privileged location along the central path of the eclipse, near Piedra del Aguila. Departing Bariloche with our local guide early this morning, enjoy a incredibly scenic drive to the vast steppe lands in the east of Nahuel Huapo National Park. Arriving at our eclipse camp, you can have a drink, relax and await the eclipse in comfort or go for a short hike in the stunning Patagonian wilderness.
The big event begins with a partial eclipse at 11:45 local time. 13.08 is the start of the total eclipse, with totality lasting for just under 2 minutes. We'll be in the perfect spot to watch this incredible spectacle unfold (subject to weather conditions). Eclipse glasses will be provided to ensure you can watch this natural phenomenon safely.
Solar eclipses usually occur twice a year, however total solar eclipses are rare. A total solar eclipse is when the moon perfectly aligns in front of the sun, plunging the entire area into total darkness. Look out for Baily's Beards as the eclipse unfolds - these small blots of lights appear just before the total eclipse and are caused by gaps in the mountains and valleys on the Moon's surface allowing sunlight to pass through in some places but not others.
After the mesmerising eclipse, we'll enjoy a delicious 'Campestre' picnic lunch at our camp, accompanied by premium Argentinian wines. Relax and reflect on the spectacle you just witnessed before we return to the hotel in Bariloche, arriving late afternoon.
Meals: 1 Breakfast 1 Lunch
Day 5 Bariloche Scenic Tour
We spend our final day in Bariloche exploring the staggeringly beautiful Patagonian hills. Our half day sightseeing tour of the region takes in the breathtaking vistas of Lake Nahuel Huapi and Victoria Island. We also head through pine forest and past towering rock formations to the top of Campanario Hill. The incredible views from the top of the hill were voted one of the "Top 10 Views in the World” by National Geographic. The rest of the day can be spent further exploring Bariloche and its surrounding area at leisure.
Meals: 1 Breakfast
Day 6 Return to Buenos Aires
Bariloche - Buenos Aires. Transfer to the airport for your flight back to Buenos Aires today. Upon arrival in the capital the rest of the day is free to relax or further explore the city independently.
Meals: 1 Breakfast
Day 7 Buenos Aires
17 December 2020. Today your Argentinean solar eclipse adventure comes to an end. Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before check-out and an included transfer to the airport.
Meals: 1 Breakfast
- 6 breakfasts & 1 gourmet picnic lunch with premium Argentinian wines
- 3 nights 4 star hotel & 3 nights 3 star boutique hotel in Bariloche
- Domestic flights: Buenos Aires - Bariloche and Bariloche - Buenos Aires
- Airport arrival and departure transfers on days 1 and 7
- Expert local guides for scheduled sightseeing
- Full day solar eclipse excursion to an exclusive observatory camp with an astronomer guide
- Eclipse viewing glasses
- Half day Buenos Aires city tour
- Half day Bariloche scenic tour
- All relevant transfers and transportation in private vehicles
- Maximum group size: 22
3 - 4 star hotels
- Hotel Grand Brizo Buenos Aires , Buenos Aires - 4 Star Hotel
- Peninsula Petit Hotel, Bariloche - 3 Star Hotel
- Hosteria Katy, Bariloche - Guesthouse
- International flights and visas
- Items of a personal nature, additional meals and drinks
- Tipping – an entirely personal gesture
- Bariloche Eco Tax - $2 per day ($6 in total) to be paid directly to the hotel at time of check in
Age PolicyOver 12 years.
"Guaranteed" refers to departures that are confirmed for departure. Pricing is Per Person.This tour is guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 4 persons. Prices shown are per person when there are 2 persons sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the per person price. If you are happy to be paired up with another single traveller of the same gender on your tour, this can be arranged provided there is another single traveller booked on the tour date of your choosing. If a roommate cannot be found the single room supplement will apply.
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