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Our imaginative Eclipse tours to Faroe Islands, Indonesia, Tanzania and North America (Wyoming), are designed to give the best viewing opportunities, with expert knowledge and an incredible traveling experience. Our astronomer led and culture-rich astronomy tours provide opportunities to experience unique astronomical events and excellent star gazing in exotic countries. 

As well as set date eclipse and astronomy tours, we also tailor make eclipse and astronomy travel for individuals. 

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El Calafate 3-night package - Eclipse Patagonia 2020

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El Calafate  3-night / 4-day Post Eclipse 2020 Stopover Package

***This is an estimate quotation based on 2019 rates***

Day 1: Arrival in El Calafate                                                                                                                        

Post tour: 15th Dec 2020

Arrive in El Calafate airport and transfer to your hotel for 3-night stay with breakfast included.

 

Day 2: El Calafate (B)                                                                                                                                       

Post tour: 16th Dec 2020

Full Day Perito Moreno Glacier 

We leave heading westwards to Los Glaciares National Park, UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1981. The most famous glacier is the so-called Perito Moreno, located on the Argentino Lake, in front of Magallanes Peninsula, 78 km away from town. It is 30km long, its front is 5 km wide and it reaches a total area of 257 km2. Its name pays tribute to a great Argentine explorer of the 20th century.

We will first cover a distance of 48 km through the Patagonian steppe, where we will see guanacos, rheas, hares and maybe condors, chimangos and crested caracaras. We will also see curious rock formations, such as the so-called Elephants, Sleeping Indian and Comisión Hills.

After entering the National Park we will go through a transition area in which the landscape turns into a sub Andean Patagonian forest. We will see the Rico Arm of the Argentino Lake, surrounded by lengas, cipreses, ciruelillos, calafates and ñires. The Perito Moreno Glacier can already be seen at the so-called 'Sighs Curve', from where we will admire its wall of ice of up to 80 metres in height. Continuing to the balconies, we will be about 300 metres away from the front of the glacier. From there we will have breathtaking views of it, appreciate the different shades of blue-coloured ice on its surface and hear the sounds of block of ice falling into the Icebergs Channel as they melt.


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Day 3: El Calafate (B)                                                                                                                                       

Post tour: 17thDec 2020

Day at leisure for optional excursion.

 

Day 4: El Calafate (B)                                                                                                                                       

Post tour: 18thDec 2020

Breakfast at the hotel and private transfer to El Calafate airport for your onward flight.

End of services 

Rate in US Dollars per person based on 02 people travelling together and sharing a double/twin room: 

Staying at Kau Yatun Hotel (4*) in superior room B&B: US$642.00 per person

Staying at Eolo Lodge  (5*) in superior suite (Full board): US$2.040.00 per person

***All 2020 rates are subject to change and reconfirmation at time of booking***

Included:

  • Accommodation in the above-mentioned hotels with breakfast daily, except at Eolo Lodge which is full board (see extra inclusions below)

o   Services and extra activities included if staying at Eolo Lodge:

  • Full board: breakfast, lunch, box lunch for tours, tea and dinner

  • All non-alcoholic beverages

  • Access to lodge facilities including jacuzzi, sauna and yoga room

  • Outdoor activities with private guide: Trekking on Mount Frías and La Anita Valley - Mountain biking over unique lanes and trails - Sightseeing and identification of flora and fauna - 01 Horseback riding per person

  • Airport transfers and tours in private basis withEnglish-speaking guides, except at Eolo Lodge where transfers are shared with other guests of the lodge.

  • National Park entrance fees throughout (fees subject to change)

Not included:

  • International and domestic flights.

  • Health and travel insurances.

  • Gratuities in hotels, restaurants and for guides and drivers.

  • Other meals or services not mentioned in the itinerary.

Please note that above rates remain subject to change and all services and hotels are subject to availability at time of booking

Hotels descriptions

Kau Yatun Hotel (4*)

Situated in four hectares of grounds, this converted estancia offers elegant country style with wonderful views to the great park. The hotel has 42 spacious and warm rooms.  The hotel facilities include two restaurants, a reading room, video and internet and a boutique.  www.kauyatun.com

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Eolo Hotel (5*)

Eolo is a country lodge, comfortable and spacious like the ancient Patagonian "estancias” but benefiting from modern comforts. The lodge features 12 superior suites, 3 premium suites and 2 corner suites, all with central heating, ensuite bathrooms, hairdryer. The hotel offers a bar & restaurant, indoor pool & sauna, library and TV room. www.eolo.com.ar

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