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Trip to BA and PATAGONIA with an 11yo for Cristmas/New Year Holiday

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We just decided, last minute as usual, to have a family Holiday trip to Argentina, with focus on BA and Patagonia. We plan to arrive on Dec 26 and depart on Jan 4 or 5th.
The plan is to spend 3 days in BA, getting the sights,sounds and culture, as well as food experience in BA, and then spending a 6-7 days in Patagonia. I have read through some posts, but the many choice and logistics of planning this trip (im trying to book the trip as soon as possible since its a very popular season) are challenging.
We are two fit and adventurous adults (normally we would be doing a 5-6 challenging trek, but we have an 11 yo daughter, who is fit but untested in these type of adventure vacations, so we don't know how much she can do)

So I wanted to seek your help in answering a few questions.

1) Tough question...What are the most important places/activities that are a must see/ do for us, a combination of scenery and moderate adventure (short treks, etc) so we can do it with our daughter.

2) Assuming 7 days, 6 nights for Patagonia, what should be our 2 or 3 main places to stay? and in what order should we visit them. We want to go as far south as it makes sense. El Calafate? How many nights? where else should we stay? Which hotels would you recommend, moderately priced, conveniently located?

3) How do we decide to stay on the Chilean or Argentinian Patagonia. Is there a reason for us to cross over to Chile or we can really see most of the stuff that worth seeing given our limited time, on the Argentinian side?

4) Transportation? Which segments makes sense to fly and when to take a bus? Not really sure I want to rent a car, maybe for a day or two max...How long is each of the transfers?

5) Blue Rate - how do we book local flights and hotels from here to ensure availability but pay in pesos when I get there?

Obviously I have more questions and will likely get into a lot more details, but for now, I m trying to get a good idea how to structure it, so I can get flights and hotels booked...

HELP!..Thanks in advance

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