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Argentina: A Latin American Story

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*Prices are based on a 1 or 2 passengers scenario ( private experience )
*Prices are not valid during Blackout dates: Christmas, New Year, Carnaval, Copa America, Rock in Rio, Easter, Worker’s day, Holidays, Long Weekends.

14 days of Argentinian waterfalls, mountains, glaciers and wine!

Visiting 1 country: Argentina

 

Starting with Buenos Aires, a city that combines the European style with the Latin American spirit, and moving to Iguazu falls to visiting one of the wonders of the World. From the highest mountain in America and the Glaciers National Park, an UNESCO World Heritage Site to the sensual Tango dance and exquisite cuisine; Argentina is bound to steal your heart.

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Day 1: Buenos Aires

Touchdown Buenos Aires! A city that combines the European style with the Latin American spirit.

Your English Speaking guide awaits to welcome you and privately transfer you from Ezeiza International Airport to your hotel where you’ll spend the night.

Day 2: Buenos Aires

Rise and shine! After breakfast, you’ll spend a half day 3 hour tour of Buenos Aires City  by bus. (Daily, 9.15 am or 2.45 pm from downtown hotels or Meeting Points). We will visit Buenos Aires’ most traditional and picturesque spots.

In this tour, you will discover Buenos Aires’s characteristics, its history, its architecture, its culture and its best stories. We will visit the center of the city, San Telmo, La Boca, Puerto Madero and Palermo, with stops in Plaza de Mayo, Caminito, and La Recoleta. In the afternoon you’ll return to your hotel for some free time.

Day 3: Buenos Aires – Iguazú Falls

Its today! Take a private drive from your hotel to the airport (without guide) to get on your flight to Iguazú.  Once you arrive in Puerto Iguazú, your English speaking guide will arrange your transfer to your hotel for the night. Get a good night’s sleep because tomorrow is a big day!

Day 4: Iguazú Falls (Argentinian Side)

After breakfast, we’ll head to Iguazú National Park to enjoy a full day at the Argentinean side of the falls. We will visit the three main paths: the upper and lower paths as well as the Devil´s Throat. The best part is that you’ll enjoy the impressive views of the falls from different perspectives.

Upper Walk: A 500 m long walk and last about 45 minutes seeing the two Sisters, Bosseti, Adam and Eve, Bernabe Mendez, Mbiguá and San Martín falls.

Lower Path: You will walk around 1.300 m on foot that will last for 1:30 hrs. It’s a different view from here because you’ll literally be in the middle of the falls. Just a heads’s up,  you might get wet!

Garanta del Diablo (Devil’s Throat): Before doing these two paths, we’ll board a little train that will take us on a 4 km drive to Devil’s Throat Station.  Surrounded by the upper part of the Iguazu River, you’ll walk by a bridge (walkway) that leads to the balcony of Devil’s throat for the most spectacular view of the Iguazú Falls.

Day 5: Iguazú Falls – Mendoza

You know we’ll take care of all your transfers so get ready to head to the airport for your flight to Mendoza. Once you arrive to your hotel there, you’ll have the day all to yourself!

Day 6: Mendoza: High Mountain

We will leave Mendoza town to visit its most characteristic and renowned places like Villavicencio, Uspallata and Potrerillos where you’ll rejoice at the fabulous scenery from the high mountains.

Day 7: Mendoza wine tour

We head to Chacras de Coria this morning, a small village surrounded by vineyards and natural places. We will visit two different wineries as well as MUCHA (Chacras de Coria museum), where you’ll get a hands-on experience in wine making and taste its great result. The rest of the day, once we return, is at your leisure.

Day 8: Mendoza – Buenos Aires

Today we make our way back to Buenos Aires, so sit back and let us get you there with our usual hotel to airport transfers in both cities.

Day 9: Buenos Aires

Today is your free time to explore the city. But make sure you are back to the hotel for the evening as we’ve got a magical 4 hour Tango Dinner show planned for you. Bonus point: You’ll even get a little Tango lesson!

International cuisine, regional dishes, desserts and a wide selection of Argentine wines will be offered to accompany the Tango show. In a romantic and intimate atmosphere, you will experience the sensual dance of Tango, revealing the story of Buenos Aires’ beginnings.

Day 10: Buenos Aires – El Calafate

And we’re off to the airport right after breakfast to take a flight to El Calafate. Once there, you’ll have the day to yourself. Of course we’ll be handling all your transfers.

Day 11: El Calafate: Estancia Cristina Discovery

Today we’ll be sailing among icebergs and stunning scenery, overlooking the western front of the Upsala glacier to pass through the Cristina Canal and reach Estancia. We’ll disembark and stay at Estancia Cristina for 6 hours to visit the Costumbrista museum, the Continental Ice Shelter, the Upsala Glacier and Lake Guillermo.

After that we return to the farm house in Estancia and get back on deck at 17:30 pm to arrive back to Puerto Banderas by 19:00 pm approximately.

Day 12: El Calafate: Perito Moreno Glacier

Make sure to pack your own lunch today as we start our amazing full day at 9:00 am and head to Perito Moreno park which has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The famous Perito Moreno Glacier is located in the extreme southwest of Lago Argentino, 80 kilometers from El Calafate. It has become one of the greatest natural spectacles of South America.

From time to time walls of ice fall from a 60 m height straight into the waters of Brazo Rico or into the Canal de los Témpanos, navigating the channel to the principal body of the lake. The water slowly makes a tunnel in the glacier until the pressure makes it collapse. The waters precipitate in gigantic waves only to start the process all over again. This spectacle is indescribable. We will be returning by 5:00 pm so you’ll have the evening all to yourself.

Day 13: El Calafate – Buenos Aires

We’ll be leaving El Calafate after breakfast and heading back to Buenos Aires for a day your own leisure. All your transfers are our responsibility of course!

Day 14: Buenos Aires

We hate to say goodbye but sadly we will have to as we take you to the airport to catch your flight back home. We hope you had the time of your life!

Additional information

Country

Argentina

Duration

2 Weeks +

Travel Style

IN DEPTH: CULTURAL & HISTORICAL, INTO THE WILD: ACTIVE/NATURE

Inclusions

What’s included

  • All services, transfers and excursions detailed in the programme, in regular or private service
  • 13 Nights’ accommodation
  • Taxes

What’s not

  • International flights
  • Internal Flights
  • Entrance fees not mentioned
  • Meals and services not mentioned
  • Early check in/Late check-out at hotels (except where it is specified)
  • Optional tours
  • Any kind of insurance

Accommodation

  • 5 nights in Two Hotel 3* Hotel – Buenos Aires
  • 2 nights in Merit Iguazú 3* Hotel – Puerto Iguazú
  • 3 nights in Hotel Argentino 3* – Mendoza
  • 3 nights in Cyan Calafate 3* Hotel – El Calafate

We endeavour to select a combination of good quality, three and four-star quality hotels, hostels and guesthouses (where you actually stay will depend on your trip) that reflects the character of the local area. The accommodation is also as centrally located as possible. We strive to keep the cost as affordable as possible.

Please be aware that some rooms, especially those in major urban centers or older cities, may be smaller than what you are used to in other parts of the world. Standards and ratings may also be different to your home country.

Meals

13 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner.

We aim to make sure that breakfasts are included every morning in the accommodation (except on the first morning). They are usually ‘continental breakfasts’, which are typical in most countries. A typical breakfast may consist of cereals with milk or yoghurt, bread, croissants, cold meats, cheese and a range of spreads, with fruit juice, tea or coffee to drink.

Included evening meals are in local restaurants or in the included accommodation. In most cases, table water is provided with the meals and if you wish to purchase additional drinks, you can do so at your own expense.

If you have any dietary requirements, we will make every effort to cater to your specific needs as long as you advise us when you book. Please be aware that although we will do everything in our power, we cannot guarantee that every restaurant we eat in will be able to cater to all of your dietary needs. Also, we cannot cater for tastes or dislikes, as most of our included evening meals feature a set menu.

Additional Info

  • Black Out dates: Christmas, New Year, Carnaval (4 & 5 March), Easter, Worker´s day (1st of May), Holidays, Long Weekends.
  • Hotels are categorized according to Bolivian standards that may not be the same as the international ones.
  • Try to avoid Rain Season: November to April