Sauge die Energie von Buenos Aires auf, entdecke den Lake-District, wandere auf der „W“-Route in Torres del Paine, bewundere den Perito-Moreno-Gletscher, erreiche in Ushuaia das Ende der Welt.
Outdoorfreunden, die etwas mehr Zeit haben, die Schönheit der Region zu entdecken, wird ein fantastisches Patagonien-Abenteuer in Chile und Argentinien geboten. Entdecke Bariloche und schlängele dich durch die Berge in den chilenischen Lake-District. Dann geht es weiter Richtung Süden, zu einer der besten Wanderregionen Südamerikas. Du erlebst den Perito-Moreno-Gletscher, Torres del Paine und den Gletscher-Nationalpark, bevor es ans Ende der Welt geht, nach Ushuaia.
Ankunft zu jeder Zeit möglich.
Morgendlicher Flug nach Bariloche. Du hast die Möglichkeiten zum Wandern, Mountainbiken oder eine Bootsfahrt auf dem See zu unternehmen.
Malerische Busfahrt durch bezaubernde Landschaften nach Puerto Varas. Freie Zeit, die Region zu erkunden.
Morgendlicher Flug nach Süden nach Punta Arenas. Option, die Otway-Pinguinkolonie zu besuchen.
Auf der Busfahrt nach Puerto Natales kannst du dich zurücklehnen und die Landschaft genießen.
Begib dich auf eine viertägige Exkursion im Nationalpark Torres del Paine auf dem berühmten W-Trek. Du siehst die „Hörner“ von Paine, die Türme, das Französische Tal und den Grey-Gletscher.
Überquere die Anden und reise mit dem Bus zurück nach El Calafate in Argentinien.
Besuch des Perito-Moreno-Gletschers und bewundere seine Dimensionen und seine Schönheit. Busfahrt nach El Chaltén. Ganztägig geführte Wanderung im Gletscher-Nationalpark zur Laguna de los Tres und Freizeit für eigene Erkundungen.
Flug nach Ushuaia. Optionale Bootstour auf dem Beagle-Kanal oder Wanderung in den Nationalpark Tierra del Fuego.
Rückflug nach Buenos Aires für den letzten Abend. Optionale Tango-Show mit Abendessen.
Abreise zu jeder Zeit möglich. Wir empfehlen die Buchung zusätzlicher Nächte im Hotel vor oder nach der Tour, damit du genügend Zeit hast, diese pulsierende Stadt richtig zu erkunden.
Sauge die Energie von Buenos Aires auf, entdecke den Lake-District, wandere auf der „W“-Route in Torres del Paine, bewundere den Perito-Moreno-Gletscher, erreiche in Ushuaia das Ende der Welt.
The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary. VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.
While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission. Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.
All G Adventures group trips are accompanied by one of our group leaders, a G Adventures representative, or an expedition team. The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting- we think it's the best of both worlds.
Max. 15, im Schnitt 12.
14x Frühstück, 3x Mittagessen, 3x Abendessen.
Eating is a big part of traveling. G Adventures understands the importance of breakfast to start your day, we strive to include a basic breakfast wherever possible. A typical breakfast may include toast, coffee and tea, however this may vary depending on the city. Should breakfast not be included, your CEO can suggest some local options. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. While trekking in remote regions etc. food is included, plentiful and made of fresh local ingredients. For all trips please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets.
Plane 550-600 USD für nicht inbegriffene Mahlzeiten ein.
Öffentlicher Bus, Boot, Flugzeug.
All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure. Please Note: Aerolineas Argentinas allows 1 piece of luggage that weighs up to 15kg on internal flights. For every extra kilo the airline will charge $10 per kg at the time of check-in.
We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.
Hotels (15 Nächte), Camping (3 Nächte).
Nächte 8-10; Torres del Paine Nationalpark.
Hotel Dazzler San Telmo Piedras 303 (C1091AAH) Buenos Aires, Argentina Tel: (54-11) 5217-5799
Officially the airport is called Ministro Pistarini International Airport, but it is commonly referred to as Ezeiza. It is situated 35 km (22 miles) from the city, about 40 minutes in a taxi. A taxi to the centre cost approximately $45 USD and can be arranged from the official counter inside the Arrivals area. If you are arriving from abroad and have paid in advance for an arrival transfer, a G Adventures representative will meet you at the airport. If no one is there, take a public taxi to the hotel and we will reimburse you. If you have not paid for an arrival transfer, the best way to get into town is by public taxi or by buses (info below). If your taxi driver does not speak English and you do not speak Spanish, simply show driver the hotel address to simplify communications. There is also a bus company that can take you to the hotel of your choice in the centre of Buenos Aires. Manuel Tienda Leon is the most well known, and costs about $13 USD (80 ARS). Their counter is at the customs exit. There are exchange facilities in the Banco de la Nacion at the airport with 1.5% commission, ATM Visa and Mastercard facilities available. There are many official places to exchange money in centre of the city. BUENOS AIRES AIRPORT "LANDING FEE": Please be advised that Argentina's international airport in Buenos Aires charges a reciprocal fee to people of certain nationalities. At the time of writing, this fee was USD 70 for Canadians, USD 131 for US citizens, and USD 100 for Australian citizens; there is currently no fee for EU or New Zealand citizens. This is payable immediately upon arrival before proceeding through immigration. Australian and Canadian citizens will be required to pay this fee each time they enter the country via Ezeiza airport. For US citizens the fee need only be paid once and is valid for the duration of the passport. Please note that Day 1 is an arrival day and no activities have been planned, so you may arrive at any time. Similarly the last day is a departure day during which no activities are planned. Your CEO will contact you at the hotel on Day 1 and make sure you are settled comfortably. If you arrive late, s/he will leave you a message detailing what time and where you should meet the next morning. Your CEO will organize a short meeting soon after arrival, during which you will meet other tour participants and receive information about general and specific aspects of the trip.
We don't expect any problems, and nor should you, but if for any reason you are unable to commence your trip as scheduled, as soon as possible please contact your starting point hotel, requesting that you speak to or leave a message for your CEO (if you are not on a group tour please refer to the emergency contact details provided in this dossier). If you are unable to get in touch with your leader, please refer to our emergency contact details. If you have pre-booked an airport transfer and have not made contact with our representative within 30 minutes of clearing customs and immigration, we recommend that you make your own way to the Starting Point hotel, following the Joining Instructions. Please apply to your travel agent on your return for a refund of the transfer cost if this occurs.
EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS Should you need to contact G Adventures during a situation of dire need, it is best to first call our local contact in Buenos Aires. If for any reason you do not receive an immediate answer, please leave a detailed message and contact information, so we may return your call and assist you as soon as possible. G Adventures Buenos Aires, Argentina Day time phone from Monday to Friday 9am - 6pm Tel: Int. Dialing Code: + 54 11 5252-3602 From within Argentina: (011) 5252-3602 After hours Emergency number From outside Argentina: +54 9 11 3425 0380 From within Argentina, but outside of Buenos Aires: 011 15 3425 0380 If you are unable for any reason to contact our local contact in Buenos Aires, we have a toll-free line for North America, which will connect you directly with our Toronto office. In the event that you cannot get through, you can reach a member of our Operations department at the mobile number below: Toll-free, North America only: 1 800 465 5600. Calls from UK: 0844 272 0000 Calls from Australia: 1 300 796 618 Outside North America, Australia and the UK: +1 416 260 0999
Most people automatically assume that the weather is hot in South America, but because of the higher altitude in the Andes and the extreme southern nature of this trip, the temperature can feel quite cold, especially at night. We recommend the use of a duffel bag or backpack, whichever you find easiest to carry. A good size daypack is also essential. A 30 litre bag is recommended for the day hikes that we will be doing.
- Passport (with photocopies) - Travel insurance (with photocopies) - Airline tickets (with photocopies) - USD cash - Credit or debit cards (see personal spending money) - G Adventures vouchers and dossier - Any entry visas or vaccination certificates required - Camera and film / memory card - Reading/writing material - Binoculars - Cover for backpacks - Fleece top - Windproof/waterproof jacket and pants - Small towel and swim wear - 4 shirts/t-shirts - Sun hat - 1 pair of shorts - 2 pairs of long trousers - 1 pair hiking pants/track pants (convertible / zip-off recommended) - Hiking boots - Sports sandals - Sunblock - Sunglasses - Toiletries (bio-degradable) - Watch or alarm clock - Refillable water bottle - Pocket knife - First-aid kit(should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking). FOR THE TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK TREK: - Inner sheet (for sleeping bag) - Fair sized daypack (30 litre is good) - Wool hat, mitts or gloves (preferably waterproof) - Strong plastic bags to help keep gear dry - Sleeping bag (this can also be hired locally for approximately $5 USD/day - Walking sticks (these are optional and can be hired locally if desired) - Anti-inflammatory tablets (e.g. Ibuprofen) - Thermal underwear All other camping equipment for the Paine trek is provided and included in the cost of your trip. Porters will carry 6kg of your personal gear for you while on the hike. You will be required to carry only what you need for the day in your day pack. Any luggage not required for the hike will be left at the hotel in Puerto Natales.
Laundry facilities are offered by some of our hotels for a charge. There will be times when you may want to or have to do your own laundry so we suggest you bring non-polluting/biodegradable soap.
All countries require a valid passport (with a minimum 6 months validity). Contact your local embassy, or consulate for the most up-to-date visa requirements, or see your travel agent. IT'S YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO HAVE THE CORRECT TRAVEL DOCUMENTATION. ARGENTINA'S "RECIPROCITY FEE": Effective January 7, 2013 all US, Canadian and Australian citizens are required to pay a reciprocity tax in order to enter Argentina. This reciprocity tax must be paid in advance online with a credit card. Cash at the border or airport is not accepted. ONLINE PAYMENT FORM: https://virtual.provinciapagos.com.ar/ArgentineTaxes/ INSTRUCTIONS: http://www.migraciones.gov.ar/pdf_varios/reciprocidad/Online_payment_instructions.pdf COSTS: US citizens: 160USD, valid for 10 years Australian citizens: 100USD, valid for 1 year Canadian citizens: 92USD for one entry and re-entries from bordering countries within 3 months This trip crosses the border between Argentina and Chile on Day 5 of this tour. The border name is Cardenal Samore and borders the cities of Bariloche and Puerto Varas. The second crossing is the border between Chile and Argentina on Day 15 of this tour. The border name is Paso Dorotea and borders the cities of Puerto Natalies and El Calafate.
Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.
The currency in Argentina is the Argentine Peso (ARS) and in Chile, the Chilean Peso (CLP). Credit cards and debit cards are very useful for cash advances. Visa cards are the most widely accepted cards. While ATMs are widely available, there are no guarantees that your credit or debit cards will actually work in Latin America. Check with your bank. You should be aware that to purchase products or services on a credit card a fee of 5%-10% usually applies. Do not rely on credit or debit cards as your only source of money, a combination of US dollar cash and cards is best. Please bear in mind that cost of living in the southern cone countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile) is much higher than the rest of South America, and in the case of Argentina, more comparable with Europe. Always take more rather than less, as you don't want to spoil the trip by constantly feeling short of funds. We do not recommend bringing travellers cheques as they are very difficult to change in country. CURRENCY EXCHANGE TIP: Please be advised that slightly torn notes, notes that have been heavily marked or are faded may be difficult to exchange. It is best to bring notes in fairly good condition, in denominations lower than 100USD (or equivalent). As currency exchange rates can fluctuate often we ask that you refer to the following website for daily exchange rates: www.xe.com
It is customary in Latin America to tip service providers such as waiters, at approximately 10%, depending on the service. Tipping is an expected - though not compulsory - component of your tour program and an expression of satisfaction with the persons who have assisted you on your tour. Although it may not be customary to you, it is of considerable significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels. There are several times during the trip where there is opportunity to tip the local guides or drivers we use. Recommendations for tipping drivers and local guides would range from $5-10 USD per day depending on the quality and length of the service; ask your CEO for specific recommendations based on the circumstances and culture. Also at the end of each trip if you felt your G Adventures CEO did an outstanding job, tipping is appreciated. The amount is entirely a personal preference, however as a guideline $20-25 USD per person, per week can be used.
Buenos Aires Tango Show 550 ARS Hop on Hop off Bus 260 ARS Teatro Colón tour 200 ARS Tigre tour 400 ARS Interactive Culinary Experience 85 USD Coastal train 16 USD Fiesta Gaucha, from 780 ARS Bariloche Rafting Frontera full day 1490 ARS Rafting Inferior full day 990 ARS Horse Riding full day 1200 ARS Horse Riding half day 900 ARS Kayak half day 440 ARS Kayak full day 790 ARS Canopy half day 450 ARS Trekking full day 600 ARS Circuito Chico 250 ARS Lakes Route from San Martin 750 ARS Cerro Tronador 540 ARS Mountain bike rental, from 200 ARS /day Puerto Varas Chiloe Island Tour 110 USD Trekking Paso Desolacion 80 USD Trekking by Osorno Volcano 100 USD Trekking by Osorno Volcano and rafting class III and IV 130 USD Punta Arenas Otway Penguin Colony 30.000 CLP Tour Fuerte Bulnes 25.000 CLP El Calafate Boat at Perito Moreno Glacier 200 ARS Mountain bike rental, from 250 ARS/day Horseback riding, from 385 ARS Tour at Estancia 1100 ARS El Chaltén Viedma Light 638 ARS Viedma Ice Trek 1463 ARS Viedma Ice Climbing 2430 ARS Horseback riding, from 55 USD Ushuaia Beagle Channel Cruise 500 ARS Half Day Tour to Tierra del Fuego National Park 500 (not including park entrance) Tierra del Fuego National Park Entrance 18 USD Navigation to Estancia Harberton 950 ARS Prison Museum Entrance 150 ARS Mountain bike rental, from 250 ARS/day All prices are per person in local currency except where noted (unless stated otherwise), and are subject to change as services are provided by third party operators.
Please note inoculations may be required for the country visited. It is your responsibility to consult with your travel doctor for up to date medical travel information well before departure. You should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information well before departure. We recommend that you carry a First Aid kit and hand sanitizers / antibacterial wipes as well as any personal medical requirements. Please be aware that quite often we are in remote areas and away from medical facilities, and for legal reasons our leaders are prohibited from administering any type of drug including headache tablets, antibiotics, etc. When selecting your trip please carefully read the brochure and itinerary and assess your ability to cope with our style of travel. Please refer to the Physical and Culture Shock ratings for trip specific information. G Adventures reserves the right to exclude any traveller from all or part of a trip without refund if in the reasonable opinion of our CEO they are unable to complete the itinerary without undue risk to themselves and/or the rest of the group.
Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure. We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe keeping of your passport, air tickets, travellers' cheques, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewellery at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of the hotels we use have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage. When travelling on a group trip, please note that your CEO has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the trip itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Your CEO will accompany you on all included activities. During your trip you will have some free time to pursue your own interests, relax and take it easy or explore at your leisure. While your CEO will assist you with options available in a given location please note that any optional activities you undertake are not part of your itinerary, and we offer no representations about the safety of the activity or the standard of the operators running them. Please use your own good judgment when selecting an activity in your free time. Although the cities visited on tour are generally safe during the day, there can be risks to wandering throughout any major city at night. It is our recommendation to stay in small groups and to take taxis to and from restaurants, or during night time excursions. Protests and Demonstrations- Protests and demonstrations, even those that are well intended, have the potential to turn violent with no warning. Counter protests can also turn violent. Action by security forces to disperse demonstrators and protesters may occur at any time. If you are in an area where demonstrators or protesters are gathering, avoid the temptation of staying for a good photo opportunity and leave the area immediately. Water based activities have an element of danger and excitement built into them. We recommend only participating in water based activities when accompanied by a guide(s). We make every reasonable effort to ensure the fun and adventurous element of any water based activities (in countries with varying degrees of operating standards) have a balanced approach to safety. It is our policy not to allow our CEOs to make arrangements on your behalf for water based activities that are not accompanied by guide(s). Swimming, including snorkeling, is always at your own risk. We take all prudent measures in relation to your safety. For ways to further enhance your personal safety while traveling, please visit: www.gadventures.com/travel-resources/safety/
Please note: You should be especially careful when wandering about the capital city on your own, particularly at night. Tourists are easy prey for individual pickpockets or groups of two or more people working as a team on the streets. Pay particular attention to anyone who 'accidentally' spills anything on your clothes or belongings (mustard, etc.), then apologizes and offers to help clean up. They will clean you out instead! Be safe and leave your passport, credit cards, travellers cheques and cash funds you won't be using immediately in the hotel's safety deposit box. Most Porteños are honest and genuinely helpful and friendly, but be safe and enjoy the city!
Our small group adventures bring together people of all ages. It is very important you are aware that, as a minimum, an average level of fitness and mobility' is required to undertake our easiest programs. Travellers must be able to walk without the aid of another person, climb 3-4 flights of stairs, step on and off small boats, and carry their own luggage at a minimum. Travellers with a pre-existing medical condition are required to complete a short medical questionnaire, which must be signed by their physician. This is to ensure that travellers have the necessary fitness and mobility to comfortably complete their chosen trip. While our CEOs work hard to ensure that all our travellers are catered for equally, it is not their responsibility to help individuals who cannot complete the day's activities unaided. Please refer to the physical ratings in this Trip Details document for more information. The medical questionnaire can be found online at: www.gadventures.com/medical-form.
Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our CEOs have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.
Travel Insurance: Travel insurance is compulsory in order to participate on any of our trips. When travelling on a group trip, you will not be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance has been sighted by your CEO, who will take note of your insurance details. When selecting a travel insurance policy please bear in mind that all clients must have medical coverage and that we require a minimum coverage of USD 200,000 for repatriation and emergency rescue. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have credit card insurance we require proof of purchase of the trip (a receipt of credit card statement) with a credit card in your name. Contact your bank for details of their participating insurer, the level of coverage and emergency contact telephone number.
Through our commitment to responsible tourism we have developed the Planeterra Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of people and communities around the world through support of international charities, local organizations and community projects in the places that we visit on our tours. G Adventures matches all individual donations and pays all administration costs, which means that 100% of each donation is doubled and goes directly to support our projects. For more information about Planeterra and the projects we support, or to make a donation, please visit www.planeterra.org Planeterra Dollar-A-Day Program Our Dollar-A-Day Program provides travellers with the opportunity to help us give back to the people and places visited on our tours by donating one dollar per day for the duration of their tour. 100% of these proceeds will go directly to support our Planeterra projects. To participate in this program please indicate at the time of booking that you would like to participate in G Adventures’ Dollar-A-Day program, either by clicking the check box online, or by advising your G Adventures specialist or travel agent. (Note: Donation will be charged in the currency of your booking)
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Erlebnis- und Abenteuerreisen sind mehr als nur ein Urlaub. Sie sind eine Chance, deine Welt besser kennenzulernen, indem du den Menschen, Orten und Dingen, die sie so besonders machen, wirklich nahekommst ohne auf die Flexibilität einer selbst organisierten Reise zu verzichten. Dies ist dein Planet. Komm und lerne ihn kennen!
G Adventures wurde bereits 1990 von Bruce Poon Tip gegründet. Als Backpacker mit Herz & Seele, waren sein einziges Startkapital zwei Kreditkarten und das brennende Verlangen, eine authentische, nachhaltige Reiseerfahrung anzubieten, wie die Welt sie noch nicht gesehen hatte. Indem er abenteuerlustigen Individualreisenden eine Alternative zu den üblichen Touristenhotels, Kreuzfahrten und Busreisen anbot, veränderte er nicht nur die Art, wie Menschen ihren Urlaub betrachten, sondern auch das Angesicht des Reisens für immer. Das einzige, was sich in den letzten 25 Jahren nicht verändert hat, ist der tief verwurzelte Glaube an deren Grundwerte, die das Leben und G Adventure bis heute bestimmen.
Wir Vamadu-Gründer möchten genau diese Art von nachhaltigem, unabhängigem Tourismus für Individualreisende & Backpacker fördern und freuen uns, dass G Adventures somit selbst Teil der Vamadu Story wird!