Argentinian Explorer is a Argentina tours operator . We specialize in tailor made tours around Argentina, cruises around Patagonia and Antarctica and trekking around Patagonia. You can plan your own tour (tailor made) or select one of our tours. Our website is user friendly. If you wish to select a tour in Argentina, visit the TOURS IN ARGENTINA section.
On that webpage, you will find a selection of travel options, from classic tours, like Argentina from North to South in 30, 21 or 15 days, to top level tours within the same day range. The difference lies on flight seat class, transfers, lodging and tours. Classic tours are less expensive due to the fact that groups are larger, flight seats are for economy class, and tours are classic - most daily tours last between 3 to 5 hours instead of 8 hours. However, first class tours include first class flight seats, transfers, private tours (except when on board of a ship) and 5-star, upper class hotels.
With Argentinian Explorer you will discover places hardly visited by tourists, in Argentina. Exceptional destinations without the crowds generated by large tour operators. Such as the case of Los Alerces National Park in Esquel or San Martín de los Andes at the entrance of the Andean North Patagonian forest. Even in the very Route 40 in Patagonia, travelling to Perito Moreno National Park for condor sighting near Belgrano Lake or driving to the Cañadón del Río Pinturas in order to visit Cueva de las Manos, and Posadas and Pueyrredón Lakes for the splendid views of Mount San Lorenzo. As well as the towns of Bahía Bustamante and Puerto Deseado, with sightings of the colony of yellow crested penguins, Jaramillo Petrified Forest, sailing on the Argentine Sea in Puerto San Julián or the visit to Camarones to arrive at Cabo Dos Bahías, where receptive tour operators rarely reach.
We organize tour programs to every corner in Patagonia, visiting from the Andean North Patagonian forests and the Andean county at Parallel 42 to Isla Grande in Tierra del Fuego, at the very end of the world. Patagonia is a vast region with a variety of unique views, native forests and captivating crystal clear lakes displaying colors ranging from light blue, to green and deep blue or turquoise, surrounded by virgin wilderness, historical values and legends.
The magnificent and splendid Andes Mountains produce a particular microclimate in cities such as San Martin de los Andes, or magnetic views in Bariloche or the never ending appeal for the adventurers in towns such as El Chaltén, with the sublime presence of Cerro Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre. El Calafate offers an endless number of glaciers, such as Spegazzini, Bolados, the spectacular Upsala and the world renowned Perito Moreno Glacier. Ushuaia is the last city in the South American continent, a region where the rocky Andes drop into continental waters and the transition between wild and quiet Patagonia and the last part of the Andes Mountains can be clearly seen.
The Andean region at Parallel 42 is a dream come true. Its towns, like Epuyén, Bolsón and Lago Puelo lead to a natural oasis at Los Alerces National Park, regarded as one of the most beautiful spots in Patagonia. Before arriving at this area, you will marvel at the Seven Lakes Road (Camino de los 7 lagos) which connects San Martín de los Andes to Bariloche, and Villa La Angostura half way. You will visit Esquel and Calafate next, driving through the mystic road in Road 40, with interesting points of attraction such as Cañadón del Río Pinturas, Posadas, Pueyrredón and Belgrano Lakes and Mount San Lorenzo to finally arrive in El Chaltén.
On the Atlantic coastline the sea breeze blows to the captivating presence of the Southern right whale in Golfo Nuevo in Puerto Pirámides. The Valdés Peninsula is home to abundant native wildlife - Magellanic penguins, sea lions, seals and even orca whales can be seen at Punta Norte. The Ruta Azul (Blue Route) takes you to the region of the Atlantic Ocean, Puerto Deseado, Bahía Bustamante and Puerto San Julián among other destinations.
Its autochthonous architecture and its dream landscape make it the prettiest place in Patagonia, comparable to Los Alerces National Park ...Read more...
Deciding on a trip to Antarctic is no easy task. Options are numerous and all interesting. Somebody who has never travelled to the white continent should preferably embark on a classic itinerary of 10 to 12 days, visiting the Antarctica Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands. If you were to have more days available for your trip and a higher budget you could choose the cruise which includes disembarking on the so called Sub-Antarctic Islands from the Falkland Islands, to the South Sandwich Islands, the South Orkneys Islands, the South Georgia Islands and, certainly, the renowned Shetland Islands.
Other itineraries take you even further, close to the Antarctic Polar Circle, across the Weddell Sea. If you agree on embarking on a 30-day journey which performs an Antarctic semi-circumnavigation, you will arrive to New Zealand, sailing the Antarctic continent into Oceania. A new, innovative option is the Air-Cruise – you need a at least 7 days - departing from Punta Arenas to the King George Islands in the South Shetland Islands Archipelago and embarking at that point on a ship towards the Peninsula, with the chance to view Cape Horn and the Drake Sea. There are also exclusive itineraries such as the Atlantic Odyssey, sailing towards Antarctica and then in the Southern Atlantic Ocean to the Ascension Island, with an option to continue to Cape Verde.
This is one of the most complete and interesting voyages to the Antarctic, navigating by the classic route until the South Shetlands ...Read more...
A unique voyage to the Antarctic visiting the Georgia Islands, Orcades, Weddell Sea, finishing in the north to Tristán da Cunha Archipelago ...Read more...
Patagonian cruises offer different routes. Skorpios sails into the Patagonian fiords towards the continental ice fields, Navimag travels into the Patagonian channels and finally Australis navigates the cold waters of the Strait of Magellan and the Beagle Channel, through Cape Horn.
Skorpios sails into the fiords and channels of Austral Patagonia. Trips are a few days long and there are 2 available itineraries – the Chonos Route, which enters the north continental ice fields and the Kaweskar Route, which travels through the south continental ice fields. On the other hand, Navimag ferries sail the Patagonian channels offering 2 different itineraries as well – the North Route and the South Route - and it also takes you to San Rafael Glacier and Lagoon, other attractive spots are Ancud and Corcovado gulfs. Finally, Australis cruises navigate the Strait of Magellan and the Beagle Channel, offering trips to and from Punta Arenas and Ushuaia.
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Australis cruise itineraries sail and more extensive than return to the same port of ...
The route navigation ice fields south sailing from Puerto Natales to the Amalia Glacier, visiting glaciers as El Brujo, Fernando, Captain Constantine, Calvo Fjord Fjord Mountains ...Read more...
Trekking at major National Parks in the Patagonian region. Hiking programs are classified according to difficulty level, depending on individual fitness. In the section Trekking Around Patagonia, you can find the most physically demanding trekking itineraries such as the Continental Patagonian Ice Program, Patagonia Trekking Adventure Full Program and W of Torres del Paine Program. There are also mid-level routes, such as the Patagonia Trekking Full Program, the Chaltén Adventure Program and the Patagonia Trekking Adventure Vip Program. Low difficulty routes include Perito Moreno Glacier and Fitz Roy Hill, Torres del Paine & Tierra del Fuego Trekking, Los Glaciares and Paine Trekking and Torres del Paine Trekking Programs.
San Juan welcomes you with the Valley of the Moon, a dreamlike scenery of a desert region with clayey formations, which millions of years ago was covered by a huge lake, surrounded by abundant vegetation, home of a large number of wildlife species. You will be astounded by the shapes which seem carved by skilled hands, but are actually nature’s work of art caused by the effects of wind and water.
La Rioja displays a stunning work of nature, the Tampalaya Canyon, an astonishing natural reserve, declared World Heritage by UNESCO. This is a mystic place due to its archeological and paleontological sites and its impressive natural shapes.
Catamarca and Cuesta del Portezuelo
While in Tucumán, you will visit the Ruins of the Quilmes Indians, an aborigine settlement that left its footprint in the past, Tafi del Valle, Amaicha del Valle or the very capital city of Tucumán. In Salta, you will be fascinated by the Calchaquíes Valleys, arriving in Cachi or Cafayate, you will catch sight of different shapes produced by time, wind and rain. Cafayate is well known for its vineyards.
In Jujuy you will enjoy the Quebrada de Humahuaca, where you will be suspended in time and marveled by the surrounding mountains, while experiencing a unique cultural and historical journey, where music, rites, art and religious beliefs are kept alive among other Kolla and Incan traditions, never abandoned despite the passing of time. All tours to the North-East Region of Argentina include Chile and Bolivia, connecting the Desert of Atacama and the Uyuni Salt Flat, producing a thorough itinerary through all valleys, plateaus and gorges.
Trips to Mendoza, San Luis and Córdoba provinces, a region where many unknown attractions for most travelers are yet to be discovered. In Mendoza, the highlight is the world-class wineries offering the Malbec vine, thanks to its ideal climate for wine production. Vineyards are watered by the melting ice from the mountains, with the help of human hands and computerized watering systems which make these wines the best grapevines in Argentina. They are worldwide recognized and they are quality wines such as the French, Californian and South African wines.
While observing the Andean Mountains you will discover the Mount Aconcagua, Argentina’s highest peak and in San Rafael, you will visit the Atuel River Canyon, a perfect spot for adventure activities. You will be touched by Córdoba’s natural attractions such as La Cumbrecita, the Valle de Calamuchita, Traslasierra, the Road to the Estancias Jesuíticas. You will experience the combination of the human touch of its people and its gentle, warm climate. A trip to Córdoba is an excellent choice to get acquainted with its colonial history and its dreamlike scenery.
You will discover the Big City, a striking and beloved city due to its Tango, its passion for soccer, its valued culture and its great variety of services available around the clock. In Buenos Aires, you will always find engaging activities, such as visiting major buildings and plazas at the historic quarter and its museums and opera houses, as well as sailing the wild Delta in Tigre or visiting a traditional “estancia”, where you will enjoy traditional demonstrations, games and meals (“asado”, the Argentine barbacue) offered by our Pampean “gauchos”. Of course, your trip will include the neighboring cities of Montevideo and Colonia del Sacramento, a charming colonial city, as well as the striking Punta del Este, with its clean and wide sandy beaches where you can enjoy the sun.