ARGENTINA SHORE EXCURSIONS

Shore excursions in Argentina: Music, Food and Nature, Argentina a great destination. 

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 Welcome to Shore Excursions in ARGENTINA, in this page as you scroll down you will find all Argentina ports of call and the shore excursions in each city. All our services are provided in modern fully equiped vehicles and the assistance of profesional guides. 

 

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Second in South America in size and population, Argentina is a plain, rising from the Atlantic to the Chilean border and the towering Andes peaks. Aconcagua (22,834 ft, 6,960 m) is the highest peak in the world outside Asia. 

Argentina is also bordered by Bolivia and Paraguay on the north, and by Uruguay and Brazil on the east. The northern area is the swampy and partly wooded Gran Chaco, bordering on Bolivia and Paraguay. South of that are the rolling, fertile Pampas, which are rich in agriculture and sheep- and cattle-grazing and support most of the population. Next southward is Patagonia, a region of cool, arid steppes with some wooded and fertile sections.

 

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BUENOS AIRES


 

1.- Buenos Aires city tour (4 1/2 Hrs.)
Optional transfer from or to EZEIZA Airport

In this tour you will discover the highlights of the city such as the impressive National Congress (The Parliament), the civic center including the Plaza de  Mayo (May Square) surrounded by  the Government House (Casa Rosada), the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Cabildo (City Hall during the Spanish colonial period).


We will see the famous Colon Theatre (Teatro Colon) one of the best Opera Houses  around the world which is the cultural pride of the city.- Next, we will tour the traditional San Telmo neighbourhood in which you'll be taken back in history.- (On Sunday visits you will be able visit the Flea Market).- After  that we will stop at La Boca  neighbourhood, first settlement for the Italian immigrants, where you will enjoy the colourful  architecture.


We will continue our tour passing by Puerto Madero on the way to Palermo the largest residential  neighbourhood of the city in which you are going to enjoy the Palermo Parks, City Zoo and  the Planetarium.- Finally, we will go to Recoleta, the  most elegant neighbourhood of the city with its famous cementery, boutiques, gourmet   restaurants and side wal cafés unde ficus trees.


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2.-Tigre delta river cruise (5 Hrs)

On the way to Tigre, which is 30 km away from Buenos Aires city (20 miles),we will enjoy te northern residential suburbs of the city. We will go  along Avenida del Libertador passing by the presidential residency in Olivos (quinta de Olivos). We will see luxurious residencies and mansions. We get in San Isidro station where you'll enjoy the first open air mall in Argentina, the Cathedral of San Isidro and historical residencies close by.


At the Tigre city we will  get on board a boat from  which we will appreciate the exotic subtropical forest of th Paraná river delta, a 14.000  square  kilometers area comprising  thousands of islands  and islets.


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3.-Gaucho fiesta (8-9 Hrs) 
Full day activity

When you’re spending a time in Buenos Aires, you can’t miss visiting an Argentine Estancia (typical farm house/ estate), where you will taste a typical “empanada” (meat pie) and enjoy a Traditional “asado” (barbecue) with Argentine wines.

 

During the show you will enjoy folklore music and tango dances. At the countryside you will appreciate the riding abilities such as the horse exhibition and the “sortija” race (ring race), while you'll be able to ride a horse or a carriage (sulky). Estancia La Porteña is located 75 minutes from Buenos Aires.


Notes:

-This is a full day excursion starting at 10:00AM and ending at 07:00PM so we recommend taking this tour only if you are staying in Buenos Aires for the night, or leaving on a late flight.

-The activities at the Estancia are subject to change in case of bad weather.



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4.-Tango show and dinner (4 1/2 Hrs)

Nightlife in cosmopolitan Buenos Aires is famous worldwide due to all the variety of gastronomic, entertainment and artistic options it offers to its residents as well to its visitors. We offer several options where you will enjoy all the magic and charm of Tango, the main attraction of the evening, as well as delicious gastronomy.


Price include transfer in/out from your Hotel to Restaurant/Show.


Notes:

-Tour starts at 07:30PM from the pier or your hotel.

  

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5.-Evita city tour (4 Hrs)

A magic tour providing all the answers about this controversial character. We´ll run along the history, politics, religion, society and economy. Evita and the world. Then, the books and movies about her. The Allan Parker Movie with Madonna as Eva Perón. Reaction in Argentina and around the world. Other version in Argentina and other countries. Biography and the official and the uncensored story.We'll visit Radio Belgrano, where she worked for a long time as a radio host; CGT (Main Labor Union), May Square's Balcony, where she gave outstanding speeches to the "Descamisados". 


Luna Park, where she met Domingo Perón, Juan Perón's House, Duarte's House, Our Lady of Pilar Basilica, where she married, Perón Club of the 45's, meeting club of Perón's doctrine followers. La Recoleta Cementery and Evita's Mausoleum, and National Library, it used to be the residence of Eva, the place where she died.


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6.-Buenos Aires Jewish city tour (4 Hrs)

This tour includes 2 Historical Synagogues-a beautiful Ashkenazi synagogue (completed in 1919) + a synagogue built by the Jewish immigrants from Aleppo, Syria (1932); the AMIA from the outside only (Jewish Federation Building with outdoor memorial dedicated to those killed in the 1994 bombing of this building), Former Israel Embassy (Memorial Plaza dedicated to the victims of the 1992 bombing); and a uniquely located Memorial to the victims of the Shoah on behalf of the Catholic community. 


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PUERTO MADRYN

 

 

1.-Punta Tombo Penguin rookery (7-9 hrs)


The drive to Punta Tombo is approximately three hours long each way, bumpy and dusty, but definitely worthwhile for penguin lovers who will have an opportunity to see thousands of penguins at close range. 


This is the largest penguin nesting ground in continental South America, and from September through March, this vast rookery and breeding area hosts hundreds of thousands of Magellan penguins, who arrive to fulfill the procreation of the species. During this time, other seabirds such as gulls, skuas, steamer ducks and oyster catchers invade the area, some of them being predators of penguin nests and chicks. 


Because these penguins are accustomed to humans, you'll be able to walk among the thousands of nests and marvel at this wonder of nature. You'll have approximately one hour to interact with these amazing creatures. Note: Please be advised that although the penguins are not fearful of humans, you should not approach them, as they can inflict bites serious enough to require stitches. 

 

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2.-Peninsula Valdes (7 -9 Hrs)


Peninsula Valdes, one of the World's nature reserves and listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999. The coastline is inhabited by marine mammals like sea lions, elephant seals and fur seals, penguins, orcas and southern right whales (from May to December.) Most of the peninsula is barren land with high cliffs on the borders and approximately 165 feet high with salt lakes on the inner part. The largest of these lakes is a depression of about 132 feet below sea level, one of the biggest depressions in the world. 

The central part of the peninsula is inhabited by rheas, guanacos (American camels) and maras (Patagonian rodents). A wide variety of birds including the Antarctic pigeon live in the peninsula as well. Sheep 'estancias' occupy most of the peninsula's interior. You'll visit Caleta Valdes on the eastern shore, a sheltered bay with a long gravel spit onto which elephant seals haul up in the spring. Very close to Caleta Valdes, there might be a possibility to view a very small and new penguin colony, which is being established in this area. You'll then continue to watch a sea lion colony near Puerto Piramides before returning to the pier. Note: Drive is 2 1/2 hours each way on bumpy and dusty roads.


Anual Calendar of Fauna:

Whales

Sea elephant

Sea Lion

Killer whale

Sea birds

Land wild life

01 Jul. / 15 Dec.

All year around

All year around

November to March

All year around

All year around

* The coastal watching can not be guaranteed.


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3.-Punta Loma and Puerto Madryn (4 Hrs) 

This tour will take you into the natural area which preserves a significant population of the South American sea lions. Very close to the city, this destination is home to sea lions all year round. This tour is great fun offering you some picturesque landscape, stunning sights and wonderful knowledge.

You will visit sights including the ruins of the first Welsh settlement, located in Punta Cuevas, the most ancient homes in Patagonia, a beautiful panoramic view of Puerto Madryn, its beaches and industrial park, the Hermandaddel Escrófalo Natatorium- a pioneer society of local divers and Club Social y Deportivo Madryn.


From here, you will make your way to Punta Loma Natural Protected Area. Punta Loma boasts some stunning cliffs that fall onto the sea and large picturesque beaches. As you overlook the gulf, you will view a colony made up by about 600 specimens of South American sea lions, as well as guanacos, choiques, Patagonian hares and Piches.


This tour is a fantastic way to experience the highlights of Puerto Madryn. Come and join this wonderful excursion!

You will be taken back to port with plenty of time before departure.

 

USHUAIA

 


1.-Tierra del Fuego National Park (4 hrs)


Depart from Ushuaia, traveling approximately 20 km to the west, and arrive at the Tierra del Fuego National Park. The park is crossed by many rivers that flow into the Beagle Channel, and contains beautiful lakes and forests. Trees that change their colors into red, yellow and orange in March and April offer a splendid sight.La Portada post indicates that you are entering the Tierra del Fuego National Park, and its side roads will lead you to the Ensenada Bay, Redonda island, the Toro Gulch, the Alakush Inn, the Roca Lake and its camping site, and the picturesque restaurant La Casita del Bosque ("the little house of the forest"). Visit the seed-beds kept by Korean families, the Rio Pipo Ranch and cottages, and Mt. Susana's foothills, a witness to the convicts at the old prison for recidivists.
Continue along to Laguna Verde and the Laguna Negra, admiring a beaver-built dam and Lapataia Bay, before heading back to port and your cruise ship.

 

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2.-Beagle Channel Sailing Tour (2 ½ hrs)


The tour starts at the touristic pier, throughout the coast of Ushuaia, having a view of the most important buildings, Maritime Museum (old prison), End of the World Museum and industrial area, etc. From this point, the landscape is a combination of sea and mountains, and the mounts Olivia, Five Brothers, the Fique and Túnel "estancias", and the Encajonado River can be seen.

After leaving Ushuaia the catamaran reaches Les Eclaireurs lighthouse. During this tour it is also possible to see pieces of the ship Monte Cervantes, which was shipwrecked in 1930.

Towards the Seal's Island, it is possible to observe the games of these peculiar sea mammals and in complete silence the catamaran sails around the island during about 20 minutes observing its permanent habitat, it is a wonderful scene. Then the catamaran will go towards the Birds Island to see the Magellanic Cormorants, the Imperial Cormorants Imperial, the Giant Albatrosses, Petrels Fullman, Petrels, Skuas and 20 different species of sea birds. Later, sailing through Paso Chico, the way back to Ushuaia, with a view of the beautiful frame that gives the Le Martial Mount and its glacier.


Note: Roads can be bumpy. Participants need to be able to get in and out of the catamaran. Weather is unpredictable in this area. We recommend that you dress in layers and bring a windbreaker.


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