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SKI CLUB OF SARASOTA

Patagonia, South America

Iguazu, Buenos Aires, Trelew/Puerto Madryn, Ushuaia,

El Calafate, and Mendoza

October 2024

PATAGONIA, SOUTH AMERICA

OCTOBER 2024

FLORIDA SKI COUNCIL

PRE-TRIP: October 06-10, 2024                 USA TO IGUAZU

  • Flight between USA and Buenos Aires (EZE) on Delta Airlines. (US departure city price TBA) (Oct 6)

  • Transfer between International Airport and Domestic Airport for flight to Iguazu Falls.

  • Air between Buenos Aires (AEP) and Iguazu on Aerolineas Argentinas. (Oct 7) 

  • Round trip transfer between Iguazu Airport and Hotel with driver/guide.

  • 3 nights accommodations in Iguazu at the 4 star Mercure Iguazu Hotel. (Oct 7-10)

  • Buffet breakfast daily at the hotel.

  • Half day tour of the Argentine side of the falls.

  • Half day tour of the Brazilian side of the falls. – (Does not include Visa – Revised info TBD)

  • Entrance fees to both the Brazilian and Argentine Parks.

  • Air between Iguazu and Buenos Aires (AEP) on Aerolineas Argentinas. (Oct 10)

 

BASIC TOUR: October 10-23, 2024            USA OR IGUAZU TO BUENOS AIRES

  • Meet & greet at Buenos Aires Airport with English speaking guide.

  • Half day city tour of Northern Zone of Buenos Aires with English speaking guide including La Recoleta Cemetery.      

  • 3 night’s accommodations in Buenos Aires at the 4 Star Hotel Madero. (Oct 10-13)

    • Early check-in at the Buenos Aires hotel Madero guaranteed.

  • Dinner at local restaurant including round trip transfers.

  • Buffet breakfast daily at the hotel in Buenos Aires.

  • ½ day city tour of Buenos Aires Southern Zone and historical sites with English speaking guide.

  • Lunch at local restaurant.

  • Full day tour to Estancia Santa Susana including BBQ lunch, folklore show, and gaucho show.

  • Transfer to local Buenos Aires Airport (AEP).

 

TO TRELEW

Flight between AEP and Trelew (REL) on Aerolineas Argentinas.

  • Transfer between REL Airport and Puerto Madryn in private coach with English speaking guide.

  • Visit and tour of Punta Tombo Fauna Reserve and see thousands of Magellenic Penguins at the rookery enroute to Puerto Madryn.

  • Argentine lunch at Marcelino’s Restaurant.

  • 2 nights accommodations in Puerto Madryn at the 4 star Peninsula hotel. (Oct 13-15)

  • Buffet breakfast daily at the hotel.

  • Full day tour to the Valdes Peninsula including whale watching boat trip.

  • Transfer to Trelew airport in private coach with English speaking guide.

 

TO USHUAIA

  • Flight between Trelew and Ushuaia on Aerolineas. (Oct 15)  

  • Transfer by private coach with English speaking guide between airport and hotel.

  • 3 nights accommodations in Ushuaia at the Hotel Arakur. (Oct 15-18)

  • Buffet breakfast daily at the Ushuaia Hotel

  • ½ day city tour enroute to hotel including Maritime & Presidium Museum and End of the World Museum including entrance fees.

  • Tour to National Park including vintage train ride.

  • Half day Beagle Channel Cruise.

  • Transfer back to Hotel via private coach with English speaking assistant.

  • Transfer to airport in private coach with English speaking guide.

TO EL CALAFATE

  • Flight between Ushuaia (USH) and El Calafate (FTE) on Aerolineas. (Oct 18)            

  • Transfers between airport and hotel in El Calafate via private coach with English speaking assistant.

  • ½ day excursion to the Glaciarium Ice Museum.

  • 3 night’s accommodations in El Calafate at the Xelena Hotel. (Oct 18-21)

  • American breakfast daily at the hotel.

  • Full day excursion to Perito Moreno Glacier.

  • Lunch during excursion.

  • Transfer to airport in private coach with guide.

 

TO BUENOS AIRES

  • Flight between El Calafate and Buenos Aires on Aerolineas. (Oct 21)      

  • Transfer between airport and Buenos Aires hotel with English speaking guide.

  • 2 night’s accommodation in Buenos Aires at the 4 Star Hotel Madero. (Oct 21-23)

  • FSC tango lesson party.

  • Dinner and tango show at La Ventana including round trip transfers.

Transfer to Buenos Aires (EZE) airport for flight to Mendoza or return to USA.

 

POST-TRIP: October 23 – 26/27, 2024        TO MENDOZA

  • Air between Buenos Aires (EZE) & Mendoza on Aerolineas Argentinas. (Oct 23)

  • Round trip transfers between Mendoza Airport and hotel with driver/guide.

  • 3 nights accommodations in Mendoza at the 5 Star Park Hyatt Hotel. (Oct 23-26)

  • Buffet breakfast daily at the hotel.

  • Full day wine tasting tour to Maipú with Lunch and wine tasting

  • Full day wine tasting tour to Uco with lunch and Premium wine tasting

Air between Mendoza and Buenos Aires (EZE)on Aerolineas Argentinas.

 

MENDOZA TO USA

  • Fight between Buenos Aires (EZE) and USA on Delta Airlines. (US arrival city price TBA)

(Arrives Oct 27)

 

ALSO INCLUDED:

  • All current local taxes.

  • All current air taxes and fuel charges. (subject to change based on US air carrier)

  • Passport cases and luggage tags.

  • Special Holidaze souvenir pin.

Prices are estimated based on 2023 rates.  Fluctuation due to cost for airlines, new taxes, visas, and

currency exchange rates will be computed before final billing.  Tips for guides and drivers are included.

Trip costs:       Pre-trip Extension       $   875 double occupancy

                        Basic Tour                   $ 6940 double occupancy

                        Post-trip Extension     $ 1550 double occupancy

 

Land Only Reduction: Deduct $1570

 

Payment Schedule:     $1000 per person initial deposit with trip reservation form, photocopy of passport, and membership application with dues.  Passport expiration date must be at leaat 6 months beyond the trip dates.  Two empty pages in passport required for entry to South America.  

                              $2000 per person by February 1, 2024

                              $2000 per person by April 1, 2024

                              Final payment by June 1, 2024

Trip Leader:

  HANK RHAWN

          cell:  941-705-1335    

  email:  HANKRHAWN@AOL.COM

address: SKI CLUB OF SARASOTA

C/O ACTIVE LIFESTYLES

5976 S TAMIAMI TRAIL

SARASOTA, FL 34231

Please print and fill out Both Forms and mail with your payment to:

SKI CLUB OF SARASOTA

Ski Club of Sarasota

c/o Active Lifestyles

5976 S Tamiami Trail   Sarasota, FL 34231

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