Day 1 BUENOS AIRES
Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the city to enjoy Buenos Aires on your own.
The capital of Argentina is described as the Paris of South America, Buenos Aires proudly embraces this title,
as well as shows off plenty of its own culture! For the first day, feel free to wander the cobblestone streets lined with outdoor cafes, enjoy the mouthwatering aroma of prized Argentine beef sizzling on an open parrilla (barbeque), and browse the local antique and artisan markets that offer plenty of bargain shopping.
Return to your hotel and over night.
Day 2 – BUENOS AIRES
Breakfast in hotel. The guide will pick you up to enjoy 5 hours Buenos Aires city tour. You will be swept away by the highlights of this city: May Square (Plaza de Mayo) and the Pink House (the presidential house), San Telmo with its cobblestone streets and the oldest residential neighborhood and La Boca. Return to your hotel for some rest. Free time at leisure. Dinner & Tango show at night. Visit a mystical place where you will discover one of the most ancient traditions. Tango is the immigrant origins in Argentina and the talent of local artists, the sensuality of the Argentine woman. Tonight you will enjoy 3 hours of tango and music with a group of local artists onstage immersed in an elegant and alluring place. The manners, ambience, clothes and dance steps which tango lovers used to practice 100 years ago will come to life again and you will travel in time for a night.
Return to your hotel and overnight.
Day 3 BUENOS AIRES – USHUAIA
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the airport to take your flight to Ushuaia, the famous “end of the world” most popular destination.
Ushuaia is a small town, really easy to get around on foot. The Yamanas, its first inhabitants, called it Ushuaia which means “protected bay”. Explore the town in the afternoon and learn about the region’s history at the Prisoner’s Museum or visit the Galleria of Fueguian History (its restaurant is also very nice!). Please, don’t forget the local gastronomy! Ushuaia is the best place to try the finest seafood in Argentina.
Day 4 USHUAIA
Breakfast at hotel. Today you will visit Tierra del Fuego National Park, just 12 km away from the city and lying on the shore of the famous Channel sailed by Charles Darwin. Once at Ensenada Bay, you will have time to enjoy the view over the Beagle Channel before you start hiking along the coast. 6 km of wild trail awaits you to discover native flora and wild fauna. After this 3-hours hike, you will reach Lake Roca where lunch will be served.
You will start the second part of this adventure by taking your oar for a plunge and start a 1 h 30 canoeing trip along Lapataia river (only available for children over 5 years old). Make it all the way till Lapataia Bay, where the Pan-American Highway and National Route 3 ends at an awe-inspiring landscape. After discovering the unique vastness of this forbidding setting, heading to back to your hotel to rest and enjoy another Patagonian evening.
Day 5 USHUAIA
Today is your turn to become another explorer of this channel, primitively named Onashaga Channel since the Onas were its first sailers. You will make your way to the tourist pier to embark on a 3-hour long boat trip along the famous Channel, enjoying panoramas view of Ushuaia Bay where the city lies proudly crowned by the Martial Glacier. Here, Argentina stands at your left and Chili at your right, you’ll sail this natural border till reach the iconic end-of-the-world lighthouse, the ancient guard of the bay. On your way back, stop at Bridges Island to walk a wildlife interpretative path and learn about the Yaman’s history (the native inhabitants).
Once you get back to the port, head to your hotel or stop by a local café or brewery to try the amber cream craft beer with a traditional Patagonian appetizer. Overnight in hotel.
Day 6 USHUAIA – EL CALAFATE
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the airport to take your short flight to El Calafate, considered capital of the glaciers.
The Perito Moreno glacier is one of the only glaciers in the world that’s still advancing. Located at the shore of Lago Argentino it’s also home of the Spegazzini glacier, which forms the natural border between Argentina and Chile, and the Upsala glacier, named “Glaciar del Gigante” (Giant’s glacier) upon its discovery, it’s the biggest glacier that sits at the mouth of Lake Argentino.
From Calafate you can also visit a typical Patagonian finca and learn all about the gaucho (cowboy) culture and enjoy a great asado (barbecue). You will realize that Calafate is much more than the gateway to the Perito Moreno glacier. Upon arrival you will be taken to the hotel and have the rest of the day to relax or explore the surroundings.
Day 7 EL CALAFATE
Breakfast at hotel meet your guide for Perito Moreno Glacier tour, listed as UNESCO World Heritage site since 1981 and home to 200 approximately glaciers. You will travel 40 km from El Calafate to the park, enjoying the views of the Patagonian steppe. Once inside the park take the walkways to explore the different viewpoints, and feel really close to the Perito Moreno Glacier. If you’re lucky, you may get to see a piece of ice break off and fall from the glacier wall to sink forever into the lake.
After this visit you will take a boat ride to get close enough to ice walls of Perito Moreno where your tour ends.
Return to your hotel in El Calafate, to get a good and pleasant rest after this exciting day. In the evening try the craft beer in a local brewery and the tender and exquisite Patagonian Lamb.
Day 8 EL CALAFATE
Breakfast at hotel. Free time to explore on your own. You can explore the rural culture of Patagonia venturing into a day tour to the ever-impressive Estancia Cristina, or sail the turquoise water of Lake Argentina to reach the estancia, deeply rooted in the Glaciers National Park. Overnight in hotel.
Day 9 EL CALAFATE - IGUAZÚ FALLS
Today you will leave the freezing weather and fly to the jungle. Transfer to the airport to take your flight to Puerto Iguazú. The small border town of Puerto Iguazú is the gateway to visit the impressive Iguazú Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders and a UNESCO World Heritage site, making it a must-see destination for any traveler visiting Argentina.
Upon arrival to the airport, transfer to your hotel. Answer the call of vacations and take the time to relax at your hotel. If you’re eager to explore, you can visit the “Hito tres fronteras”, a viewpoint west of the town center that stands high above the turbulent reddish-brown junction of the Iguazú and Paraná rivers, which also form the Triple Frontera, or Triple Border between Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. You can also visit the Güirá Oga, the sanctuary for animals hurt by illegal hunting and trapping. Overnight in hotel.
Day 10 IGUAZÚ FALLS
Today the guide will pick you up from your hotel to take you to the Iguazú National Park, on the Argentinian side. The falls are surrounded by a humid subtropical forest where the exuberant vegetation is home to many different animals and birds. During your visit you will spot ant birds, toucans, manakins, and many more. The Argentine side of the falls is filled with a myriad of paths and stairways which allow you to have an experience from many different perspectives. After walking and taking pictures of animals and plants, you will have some free time for lunch in this amazing environment. Return to your hotel for free time and overnight.
Day 11 IGUAZÚ FALLS
Breakfast at hotel. the guide will pick u up from hotel for 4 hours’ tour to long excursion to the Brazilian side of the Iguazú Falls. Don´t forget your passport! While Argentina has 80% of the falls on its side, Brazil has the best panoramic view. On the Argentinian side you will have the sensation of being right inside the falls, but only by visiting the Brazilian side you will fully appreciate the immensity of Iguazu Falls.
Take your time to enjoy it and feel it, to stroll the different walkways and feel the spray of water in your face. Get closer to the “Devil’s Throat” and feel the power of water! We are sure this is a day you will never forget.
Transfer to the airport for the return flight to Buenos Aires. Enjoy your last night in the city in one of the trendy restaurants and bars of Palermo Soho neighborhood.
Day 12 BUENOS AIRES
Breakfast at hotel. Free time at leisure. Transfer to the airport for international return flight.
|Hotel's Category||Dates||Selected Hotels||11 NIGHTS|
|4* standard||November 2019 till March 2020||
Palo Santo Hotel Buenos Aires / Altos Ushuaia Hotel /Kau Yatun Hotel El Calafate/ La Cantera Hotel Puerto Iguazu
|4* superior||Ilum Experience Home Buenos Aires / Alto Andino Hotel UshuaiaEsplendor Calafate Hotel / Mercure Iguazu Hotel Iru||3270 $||2700 $||-|
• Transfers and tours mentioned in the itinerary
• 3-nights accommodation in a hotel (Buenos Aires)
• 3 nights accommodation in a hotel (Ushuaia)
• 3 nights accommodation in a hotel (El Calafate)
• 2 nights accommodation in a hotel (Iguazu)
• Daily breakfast
• Meals according to itinerary: dinner (day 2), lunch (day 4)
• Bilingual guide (English / Spanish)
• National Park Entrance fees
• International, domestic flights or buses
• Travel Insurance: $28 per person
• Visa fees
• Optional tours
• Personal expenses