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Patagonia Argentina Glaciers Gay Adventure Tour

Patagonia Argentina Glaciers & Estancia Cristina Gay Tour

A laid-back escape to pair with our Antarctic Gay Cruise or Chile Gay Tour

El Calafate, Perito Moreno Glacier, Estancia Cristina, Puerto Natales, Punta Arenas, and more!

6 Days from El Calafate, Argentina to Punta Arenas, Chile

January 13 – 18, 2019

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Patagonia Argentina gay tourThe forces of nature that shaped Patagonia remain on display to this day. This trip begins with a visit to Perito Moreno and Upsala, two of the region’s most iconic glaciers. Another day features a nature walk, a visit to Estancia Cristina ranch, and a boat ride on Argentino Lake.

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Please note: this trip can be booked on its own, as a grand finale to our Antarctica Gay Expedition Cruise, or to kick off our Chile Grapes, Grit and Stargazing gay tour. It’s a laid-back itinerary that’s perfect for gearing up or winding down. For a more active visit to Patagonia, check out our Patagonia Argentina Glacier & Chilean Eco-Camp gay adventure tour.

 

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Patagonia Argentina Glaciers & Estancia Cristina
Gay Tour Highlights

• Visit Argentina’s epic Perito Moreno Glacier

• Enjoy a nature walk in Estancia Cristina, a distinctly Argentine ranch

• Enjoy a boat ride on Argentino, the nation’s largest freshwater lake

• Explore Calafate, the gateway city to this outdoorsy region

 

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What's Included

• Arrival/departure transfers
• Bilingual group leader from beginning to end of the tour
• 3.5-star hotels in Calafate and Punta Arenas
• 5 breakfasts, 3 box lunches, Welcome and Farewell Dinners
• Park fees
• All activities outlined in itinerary, unless otherwise noted
• Travel insurance package covering medical, trip interruption & baggage loss

 

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Not Included

• International and domestic airfare
• Meals & Activities not mentioned in itinerary
• Optional activities
• Gratuities (approximately $120-$150 USD)
• Visas required

 

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Gay Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Ushuaia / El Calafate, Argentina
Patagonia gay adventure tour - El CalafateHola! Welcome to Argentina! Many of you have just disembarked our Antarctica Gay Expedition Cruise. There are no activities planned until our welcome meeting at 6PM, followed by dinner.

El Calafate is a town near the edge of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field in the Argentine province of Santa Cruz. It’s mainly known as the gateway to Los Glaciares National Park, home to the massive Perito Moreno Glacier, whose ever-shifting icy landscape is popular for hiking and sightseeing. A modern interpretive center called the Glaciarium serves as a primer on the region’s numerous glaciers.

 

Day 2 - El Calafate / Perito Moreno Glacier
Patagonia gay adventure tour - Perito Moreno GlacierOur day begins with a private tour of Perito Moreno Glacier – one of Patagonia’s premier tourist attractions. It covers 250 sq km (97 sq mi), and is one of a few advancing glaciers (most are receding).

We'll enjoy a boxed lunch on site before taking a join-in nautical safari.

The evening is yours to explore or relax.

 

Day 3 - El Calafate / Estancia Cristina
Patagonia gay adventure tripToday we’re off to Estancia Cristina, a distinctly Argentine style ranch where we’ll enjoy a nature walk and boat ride upon Argentino Lake – the country’s biggest freshwater lake. A boxed lunch is included.

We'll head back to the hotel for another free night to enjoy the facilities, surroundings, or an optional dinner.

 

Day 4 - El Calafate
Patagonia gay adventure tour - Rios de Hielos boat tripToday we'll enjoy a full-day private tour of Argentinian Lake and El Calafate, the gateway city to this magical region.

We'll visit the Glaciarium, an info centre that serves as a primer on the surrounding glaciers.

A highlight will be Rios de Hielos boat trip. After a long day of touring, we'll kick back at the hotel and enjoy its amenities.

 

Day 5 - El Calafate / Puerto Natales / Punta Arenas, Chile
Patagonia gay adventure tour - Punta Arenas, ChileAfter breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Punta Arenas vis-à-vis Puerto Natales, with a border crossing, and a bus-switcheroo. The journey is long but scenic, offering some of the best views of Chilean Patagonia.

When we arrive at the hotel, you can head up to your room to get settled before our Farewell Dinner.

Alternatively, you may end your tour this morning in El Calafate - and by doing so, save $200 on the price of your tour! Your departure transfer to the airport would still be included!

Punta Arenas is a city near the tip of Chile's southernmost Patagonia region. Located on the Strait of Magellan, which connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, it's often used as base for excursions to the surrounding wilderness and Antarctica. The Plaza Muñoz Gamero has a memorial to explorer Ferdinand Magellan, and the Museo Nao Victoria features a replica of one of his galleons.

 

Day 6 - Punta Arenas / Departure
It’s the last day of our tour, with no activities scheduled. You’ll be transferred to Punta Arenas airport, where you can catch your flight home, or to Santiago for our Chile Grapes Grit & Stargazing gay tour.

 

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Trip Notes, Argentina & Chile Info

How We Travel
OUT Adventures is all about good times with likeminded guys. Whatever's on the itinerary - from fireside camping to five-star decadence - our goal is to make the experience magical. We're also committed to supporting the communities we visit by hiring local guides, staying at locally-owned accommodations when possible, and celebrating local cuisine. It all adds up to a great way to immerse yourself in the culture.

Argentina Visas
If your passport is from the USA, Canada, Britain, or Australia, you don't need a visa. There may be exceptions, and all visas are the traveller's responsibility.

Chile Visas
Canadians, Americans, and most Europeans don't need a visa. Australians must pay a reciprocity fee, and South Americans need only an ID card. For all visitors, a 90-day Tourist Card will be issued. There may be exceptions, and all visas are the traveller's responsibility.

Culture Shock
Patagonia's tourism infrastructure is well-developed, so the only shock should be to city slickers who aren't accustomed to the rugged wilderness. Patagonia's people are incredibly friendly, and it's considered the safest region on the continent. Still, its wise to keep valuables and passport at home, or at least the hotel.

 

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Local LGBT Scene
Gay-friendly bars and hotels can be found throughout Patagonia, but we won't have the time to explore them on this trip.

Group Size
Minimum 4 and maximum of 16 guests.

Accommodation
3.5-Star Hotels (5 nights)

Meals
This trip includes five breakfasts, two boxed lunches and our Welcome and Farewell Dinners.

Starting Point
Hotel Kosten Aike, El Calafate, Argentina

Finishing Point
Hotel Cabo de Hornos, Punta Arenas, Chile

Weather
Our trip through Patagonia happens in January. It's the middle of summer, but temperatures max out at a moderate 22°C/72°F, with evening lows of 5°C/41°F.

Required Vaccinations:
The WHO suggests immunization against typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, yellow fever, rabies, and influenza. To determine if you should take preventative measures to reduce the risk of illness, consult with your doctor or a travel medical clinic, as we cannot provide vaccination recommendations.

 

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Electricity
Argentina uses C- and I-type sockets. Chile uses C- and L-type sockets.

Connectivity
Our hotels will have Wi-Fi access. Feel free to check email and post away on social media.

Tipping
If you're pleased with the service throughout your trip, a tip is recommended. Details will be provided in your final trip documentation, but we recommend budgeting about $50 USD.

Money
Local currency at camp is the Chilean Peso (CLP), though we spend the first night in Argentina, where local currency is the Argentine Peso (ARS). Use local currency for small purchases, though credit cards are accepted at most upscale restaurants, hotels, and the eco-camp.
NOTE - We recommend carrying approximately $400 USD to be used in case of an emergency, or if your credit/ATM cards are placed on hold. This should be in addition to any spending money.

 

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Fellow Adventurers
Out Adventures are a great way to meet people from around the world and all walks of life. Bear in mind that everybody's there for a good time, so mutual respect will go a long way. Please be on time for any meet ups, empathetic to the needs of others, and ready to roll with whatever the adventure brings.

Although we can't tell you about your fellow travellers for privacy reasons, we can tell you many great friendships began with an OUT Adventure. And just because we're a gay tour operator doesn't mean we're exclusive: friends and family are always welcome to join the fun.

Traveling Solo
If you've never travelled on your own, it's an amazing way to get to know yourself while making new friends along the way. We can arrange for you to share a room with people in your age range at no charge, or you can pay a supplement for your own room. If there's an odd number of solos, we'll rotate a single room on a random basis.

Itinerary Disclaimer
The itinerary is correct at time of publishing. If anything, it will only get better based on feedback from prior travellers and our own research. It's best to reference your final trip documents, rather than our website, in case there have been any changes that affect your departure.

 

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Optional Activities
Most excursions are included on this trip, though you'll have a free day in Calafate to explore and consider optional outings.

What to Bring
Most Out Adventures entail carrying your own luggage on occasion. And while you'll never schlep far, things can quickly get costlier than a celebrity breakup if you don't keep baggage under 20kg/44lb (thanks to costly surcharges on domestic flights). You should also bring something smaller for day trips to carry water, your camera, and any souvenirs you find along the way.

 

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Patagonia Argentina Glaciers & Estancia Cristina Gay Tour Prices

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$ 3295

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Min. $750.00 deposit required.
Remaining balance collected min. 60 days prior to departure.

 

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