There is no place like home! Visit Rancho Aparte

If you visit El Calafate, this is an experience you don’t want to miss. Enjoy  Rancho Aparte, one of the best closed-doors restaurants in El Calafate.

This great place is run by Gabo, a charming chef and host. His motto: enjoy life, feel at home, cook with love and make new friends is always in action giving Rancho Aparte a friendly and cosy atmosphere.

Twelve guests is the maximum allowed each dinner and soon everybody engages in lively conversation while Gabo shares some secrets of his cuisine and tells stories about  local traditions. All his preparations are exquisite and abundant and  the place is soon filled with the aroma of his fine cooking creating great expectation about the delicacies that will come.

Just relax and enjoy this memorable experience! Feel at home!

Not included: Transfers. Tips.

Includes: 3-step dinner with a welcome drink, entrance, main course, and dessert. Mineral water, soft drinks and wine.

Current Traditional menu: Entrance: Zucchini cream soup. / Main course: Braised lamb with mustard with wedge potatoes. / Dessert: Cheesecake with Calafate ice cream or white chocolate brownie with semi-bitter chocolate ice cream. / Drinks: Mineral water + soft drinks + ½ bottle of Saurus Malbec wine.

Current Vegetarian Menu: Entrance: Corn cream soup. / Main course: Vegetable au gratin stew. / Dessert: Cheesecake with Calafate ice cream or white chocolate brownie with semi-bitter chocolate ice cream. / Drinks: Mineral water + soft drinks + ½ bottle of Saurus Malbec wine.

Menus could change depending on the season and passengers specific food requirements.

Discover the beauty of Ibera Swamps, Mocona and Iguazu Waterfalls

Discover the beauty of Ibera Swamps, Mocona and Iguazu Waterfalls in a 6 days self-drive trip.

Start your trip in Posadas and learn about the Jesuit Missions. Visit San Ignacio Jesuit ruins, a World Heritage Site and one of the best preserved ruins built in a territory today belonging to Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. 

The drive continues south to the Ibera Wetlands, the second largest wetlands in South America after Pantanal.

Esteros del Ibera are a mix of swamps, bogs, stagnant lakes, lagoons, natural slough and courses of water of pluvial origin, with a total area of between 15,000 and 20,000 km². 

The Natural Reserve hosts a large biodiversity, including four species that have been declared “provincial natural monuments”: the neotropical river otter, the maned wolf, the pampas deer, and the marsh deer. It is also home to the two Argentine alligator species: the Yacaré caiman (yacaré negro) and the broad-snouted caiman (yacaré overo), as well as the capybara (the world’s largest rodent) and about 350 bird species.

Different lodges at Ibera offer a selection of activities to immerse and be amazed by the surrounding nature. Depending on the selected lodge, activities vary from Hikes, Boat rides, Horseback riding, photo safaris.

The discovery continues as you drive towards Don Moconá Virgin  Lodge. 

This is a jungle boutique hotel with customized services. It has a privileged location for its proximity to Moconá Falls Provincial Park. By having a private port, they can offer wonderful boat trips to enjoy the falls. 

The Lodge is inside the Yaboti Biosphere Natural Reserve, with 250.000 hectares of private land. Guests can enjoy paths, natural cascades, streams and be in close contact with nature. Learn about native trees and plants; hundreds of birds and typical jungle fauna. 

Activities offered by the lodge are sailing activities, trekking, jungle interpreting, kayaking, zip-line and rappel.

After Don Moconá Virgin Lodge experience, drive towards Puerto Iguazú. Along the way, you will see tobacco, Tea and Yerba Mate plantations. Once in Iguazu, discover at your own pace the force and beauty of Iguazu Waterfalls and Jungle, feeling the power of nature.

A week plunged into nature and surrounded by amazing wildlife.

Contact us for more information.

A true one-of-a-kind experience! Fly Tour Argentina

Flying over the Salta region is an invitation to feel, at least for a while, like a Condor over the wonderful Andes Range.

You can choose from three fixed experiences that will allow you to connect different locations in a very short period of time.Buckle up as we take off from Salta City  Enjoy the wonderful views as you climb up heading towards the Calchaqui Valleys or The Puna. 

On this occasion, we present one of the Jewels of Northwest of Argentina. 

Calchaqui Valley Program – Cachi & Cafayate – Route 40. Covering in one day amazing Northwest highlights.You will take off from Salta heading west enjoying the breathtaking view of the Quebrada de Escoipe as we approach Cachi. We will descend on Cachi Colonial Town and you will have some free time to discover this charming and peaceful town. Its cobblestone streets,  its main square, the church declared a national monument, the archaeological museum at your own pace.Then we head back to Cachi’s airfield and fly to our next destination, Cafayate. We head on south flying above the memorable Route 40, over the towns of Molinos,  Seclantás, Angastaco and San  Carlos. The surreal  Quebrada de las Flechas with its white sedimentary rock formations and their tips rising to the sky will undoubtedly stand out in this stretch.Once we arrive in Cafayate, there will be a car waiting to take you to the village for a short visit of the main square. Later you will be taken to Piattelli Vineyard where you will enjoy one of the best views of the Cafayate Valley vineyards while having lunch, enjoying young, fresh, aromatic and floral wines of varietals grown in the estates located in Cafayate and Mendoza. After lunch, the same vehicle will take us back to the airport and then on to Salta City, arriving at 3 pm at Salta Airport.

Further details of the tour: 

Departs from Salta 9:30 hours 

10:00 hs arrival to Cachi. 1.30 hs permanence in Cachi.

12:00 hs Arrival to Cafayate. 2.30hs permanence in Cafayate for Lunch. Lunch is included in Piatelly or El Esteco winery.

15:00 hs Arrival to Salta

Contact us for prices (Min 4 travelers required)

Total flight time: 1 hr

Distance covered: 400km

** We have other programs available which will include lunch in Cafayate or Cachi with the overflight the Cono de Arita or Volcan Galan in the Puna **

Experience a true nature immersion at Bahia Bustamante!

Bahia Bustamante is a Patagonian seaside Lodge and town surrounded by pure nature well known for its biological biodiversity. Few places in the world can offer such a number and diversity of seabirds and marine mammals. You will find yourself surrounded by magnificent white sandy beaches with  crystal clear water, framed by red rocks reaching inland and the lunar landscapes of the great desert.

Bahia Bustamante was founded in the 1950s as a seaweed settlement, inhabited by more than 400 seaweed workers and their families with everything this small “town” needed. The old houses which used to belong to the first inhabitants are now renovated to receive guests and nowadays Bahia Bustamante offers:


4  spacious and cozy Superior Sea Cabins and 2 standard Sea Cabins. Both Sea Cabins categories offer Ocean front view terraces. Each Cabin has 2 double bedrooms with capacity for max 4 adults, a living room and 1 fully equipped bathroom, Minibar, full board (except beverages) & activities inside the property – coordinated the night before. Mountain bikes are available and the living room features a small window overlooking the sea.

5 Steppe Cabins located just behind the Sea Cabins, these are much simpler. Steppe Cabins have 1 double room with maximum capacity for 3 people, a dining room, a small living room with a single bed, a bathroom and a kitchen with cook top & basic tableware. This option does not include activities or meals.

The Main Lodge Located where the town had its old General Store, today holds the common areas of the Lodge, preserving a typical Patagonia atmosphere. The Restaurant serves local food in a menu based on seaweed, lamb meat, fish & other sea products, and fruits & vegetables from the organic garden.

The Bar & Living Room is the perfect place to relax with a view to the sea through the immense windows. 

In the library it is possible to find books, bird guides and magazines. 

The Memorial Room is where you can find an introduction to the early days of the town in the 60s & the daily life of more than 400 workers. 

The Club: A game room with Pool, ping-pong, table-football & board games.

What activities can be done at Bahia Bustamante?

Bahia Bustamante offers exploration activities proposed on a day-to-day basis (operation is subject to tides and weather conditions). Guests can choose from half day to full day explorations from:

  • Navigations visiting Sea Lions, Magellan Penguin and Seabirds colonies.
  • Biking, trekking or touring on 4×4 trucks to discover wonderful beaches, great archaeological and geological sites and petrified forests
  • Self guided trekking and biking trails are available to discover the place at guests’ own pace.

What species can be found at Bahia Bustamante?

  • Magellanic Penguin colony (spheniscus magellanicus), which reaches up to 100.000 individuals. 
  • Significant colonies of Blue-eyed Cormorant (Phalacrocorax atriceps), . 
  • 2 endemic species: The Chubut Steamer Duck (Tachyeres leucocephalus) and the Olrog´s Gull (Larus Atlanticus). Red knot (Calidris canutus), the White-rumped sandpiper (Calidris fuscicollis) and the Hudsonian godwit (Limosa haemastica)  
  • The Sea Lions colony on the islands (Otaria Flavescens) reaches up to 4.000 individuals. 
  • The richness of the area also attracts the presence of killer whales, dolphins and Commerson’s dolphin. 
  • With a little bit of luck, on their way from or to Valdes Peninsula, a Right Whale or an Elephant Seal may visit Bahia Bustamante shores as well.
  • Regarding Steppe wildlife, you will be surprised to see all kinds of native animals that live in this part of Patagonia: Patagonian Cavy, lesser rheas, guanacos are easy to spot and, occasionally, some restless armadillo or skunk may lean out of a thorny bush. 

Due to its biodiversity richness it has been included in ´Patagonia Austral´ National Park & ´Blue Patagonia´ UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and listed as an IBAs (Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas)

Staying in Bahia Bustamante Lodge also means taking a journey to the past, to discover the amazing life of the pioneers of this truly remote place in Patagonia. Don’t miss the opportunity to discover Bahia Bustamante in your next Patagonian Adventure!