DAY 1: YOU ARRIVE IN BUENOS AIRES
(staying for 1 night, with 1 tour included)
Flight arrival in Buenos Aires, Argentina!
Welcome at the airport and transfer with private vehicle and guide to your hotel.
Images of Buenos Aires: European Heritage and Latin American Passion (private tour)
Buenos Aires has been chosen for 3 consecutive years (2014, 2015 and 2016) as the #1 destination to visit in South America by millions of TripAdvisor users in their “Traveler’s Choice” contest... and rightfully so! This cosmopolitan, vibrant, and sophisticated city, commonly called the “Paris of Latin America,” is the best place in the world to enjoy a first-class tango show and to eat some of the tastiest steak, accompanied by celebrated Argentine Malbec wine.
Our expert “porteño” (as locals are called) guide will take you on a cultural journey, where you’ll visit the most iconic neighborhoods and learn about the highlights of the city; taking in its architecture, culture, history, and more! This tour is also a great opportunity to learn from your expert tour guide, the necessary information and useful tips to make the most of your free time in the city.
This is a private 4-hour tour.
DAY 2: LAST DAY IN BUENOS AIRES
Transfer in private vehicle to Buenos Aires Airport.
DAY 2: YOU ARRIVE IN IGUAZU
(staying for 2 nights, with 4 tours included)
Flight arrival in Iguazu. Depending on your flight arrival time you will have time to go first to your hotel or you will be taken directly to your tour and then to your hotel, so you need to be prepared to go on tour when you arrive (be dressed for the tour and have the things you"ll need handy in your backup, not in your checked luggage).
Behold the Breathtaking Panoramic Views of Iguazu Falls from the Brazilian Side (private tour)
With 80% of the falls located on the Argentine side, it is only from the Brazilian side that one can see almost all of them at once, in full, breathtakingly panoramic views.
The Brazilian side offers majestic scenic views of the beauty and entirety of the falls; this is because the Brazilian footbridge lies across the river from the falls, offering a unique perspective and epic scenic views, making the Brazilian side different and absolutely complementary to the experience from the Argentinean side.
This is a half-day private tour.
Walking Among Exotic Birds in the Iguazu Rainforest
You’re about to enter a one-of-a-kind bird sanctuary! Here you’ll find the largest colony of toucans on display in the world, as well as the largest colony of parrots on display in South America, along with 150 different bird species from Brazil and all over the world, many of them endangered.
Located in the midst of the lush tropical rainforest, Foz Tropicana Bird Park is an internationally-recognized rescue and preservation center for endangered birds; and it’s among the most important ones in South America. You’ll find yourself side by side a myriad of exotic birds, in the three walk-in aviaries, where you’ll have the opportunity to have an up-close and personal experience with amazingly colorful parrots and Toco Toucans, among many other birds… all of them right next to you or even flying over your head!
In addition to the diversity and beauty of the birds you’ll see, the park itself presents itself as a unique location. It covers nearly 40 acres (16 hectares) of rainforest, so you’re quite literally going to find yourself in the middle of nature as you make your way along the trails!
This visit lasts about 2 hours and is done on the same day you do the Brazilian side of the falls tour.
DAY 3: IGUAZU
Witness the Unique Power & Might of the Iguazu Falls from the Argentine Side (private tour)
“You might have seen the photos. Even read about it. You might have visited other great waterfalls before. But you probably still have no idea what to expect when you come face to face with the almighty Iguazu Falls,” stated CNN in their article “Iguazu Falls: Why this natural wonder should be on everyone’s bucket list". To put that into perspective, Iguazu Falls is nearly twice as tall as Niagara Falls and nearly three times as wide. The late U.S. First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt, was reportedly so impressed by the sight of Iguazu Falls that she exclaimed “Poor Niagara!”
In 1984, Iguazu Falls became a UNESCO World Heritage Site; and in 2011, it was selected as one of the 7 winners of the “New Seven Wonders of Nature” worldwide competition in which more than 100 million votes were cast.
Their size and scale are unlike any other waterfall on Earth. Made up of a system of 275 waterfalls, they have a staggering water flow of up to almost 3.5 million gallons (13 million liters) per second – enough to fill five Olympic swimming pools!
Unlike Niagara Falls, which is surrounded by developments such as casinos, a revolving restaurant, and coffee shops, Iguazu Falls are located within one of the few remaining inland rainforests in South America, the Atlantic rainforest, which is a haven for more than 2,000 plant species, about 400 birds species, and 80 types of mammals!
This is a full-day private tour.
A Speedboat Adventure Up-Close the Iguazu Falls
Get ready for a fantastic speedboat adventure, enjoying a unique, up-close perspective of the majestic Iguazu Falls. This tour experience makes for a different point of view from what you will have seen from the panoramic boardwalks. Our speedboat will zip the waters of the Iguazu River, and approach the falls, getting right inside the mist formed by their thunderous splash!
You’ll be thoroughly splashed by the mist of the falls, as you take in the water’s imposing roar. This ride provides a unique and extremely close-up view of the San Martin and Three Musketeers falls. The high point of this experience will be without a doubt, being showered under the mist of the San Martin Falls; the second strongest falls in the Iguazu system. Now it’s time to hop on board and begin our waterfall adventure!
This is a 12-minute group tour and is done on the same day you do the Argentinean side of the falls tour. This tour has an age restriction (click on tour name above for details).
DAY 4: LAST DAY IN IGUAZU
Transfer with private vehicle to Iguazu airport.You will take a flight to Buenos Aires and from there you will take another flight to Mendoza.
DAY 4: YOU ARRIVE IN MENDOZA
(staying for 3 nights, with 2 tours included)
Flight arrival in Mendoza. Welcome at airport and private transfer to your hotel.Depending on your arrival time, you can relax at your hotel, enjoy your own explorations, or ask our local representative about suggested activities for your free time.
DAY 5: MENDOZA
Olive Oil Tasting & Cooking Class Experience at Pan y Oliva restaurant (private tour)
Prepare to have your taste buds fill up with flavor, and test your cooking skills as you tour an olive oil production facility, and take a cooking class at the Pan y Oliva restaurant. Nestled within the prestigious Santa Julia winery, in the heart of Mendoza’s wine country, this restaurant will surely delight your senses.
This unique experience allows you to learn about olive oil production and taste the oils made fresh from the olives grown on the within the grounds of the winery. It’ll next be time to put on your apron, as you learn how to prepare traditional Argentine dishes, and later sample those dishes paired with perfectly ruby red Argentine wines.
This is a long half-day and includes lunch with 1 non-alcoholic beverage & wine.
DAY 6: MENDOZA
A Day of Biking & Wine Tasting in Mendoza’s Wineries
It’s time to hop on our bikes, as we pedal our way through the roads of Mendoza, connecting 3 wineries, which we’ll have a chance to visit, as well as get to sample some ruby-colored wines! Not only will we enjoy the scenic and picturesque vineyards, set against the backdrop of the snow-capped mountains, but we’ll also visit 3 wineries, giving us a taste of why the vineyards of Mendoza are at the heart of the Argentine winemaking industry.
This is a full-day group tour and includes lunch with 1 non-alcoholic beverage & wine in a winery or local restaurant.
Important: the total bike ride can range from 6 to 14 miles (10 to 20 kilometers), depending on the group; and we’ll be biking from one winery to another through the main roads connecting the visited wineries. Please note that we will not be biking inside the wineries or next to vineyards.
DAY 7: LAST DAY IN MENDOZA
Private transfer to Mendoza airport to take your flight.You will take a flight to Buenos Aires and from there you will take another flight to El Calafate.
DAY 7: YOU ARRIVE IN EL CALAFATE
(staying for 2 nights, with 1 tour included)
Flight arrival in El Calafate. Welcome at airport and private transfer to your hotel.Depending on your arrival time, you can relax at your hotel, enjoy your own explorations, or ask our local representative about suggested activities for your free time.
DAY 8: EL CALAFATE
An Experience of Conquering the Mighty Perito Moreno Glacier!
Discover your inner adventurer as you explore and conquer one of the world’s most awe-inspiring and unique glaciers: The Perito Moreno. This splendid ice giant showcases its mighty glory in the Patagonian Glaciers National Park, which has been declared Mankind’s Natural Heritage site by UNESCO. The park’s vast size not only gives it the distinction of being the largest ice mantle in the world after Antarctica, but also that of being the third largest fresh water reserve on the planet.
Now, picture yourself strapping on your ice spikes, as you begin trekking along this ice giant on a full-day discovery journey along one of the few glaciers in the world, which is actually growing and advancing.
Your full day of adventure will include a close-up navigation of the Perito Moreno Glacier and a visit to the seven panoramic balconies facing the front of the glacier where you’ll have amazing picture-taking opportunities. After an adventure-packed day, you’ll be able to rest with the satisfaction of having successfully conquered the mighty Perito Moreno!
This is a full-day group tour and has an age restriction (click on tour name above for details).
DAY 9: LAST DAY IN EL CALAFATE
Transfer in private vehicle to El Calafate airport.
DAY 9: YOU ARRIVE IN USHUAIA
(staying for 4 nights, with 3 tours included)
Flight arrival in Ushuaia. Welcome at airport and private transfer to your hotel.Depending on your arrival time, you can relax at your hotel, enjoy your own explorations, or ask our local representative about suggested activities for your free time.
DAY 10: USHUAIA
A Trekking and Canoeing Adventure at the Ends of the Earth
Prepare for a journey to the Ends of the Earth, as we embark on an unforgettable tour to Tierra del Fuego National Park, located in Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world! With 63,000 hectares of land this National Park is larger than the city of Chicago! You’ll encounter some of the most pristine and beautiful scenery nature has to offer, while experiencing the uniquely remote feeling of truly being at the ends of the Earth.
Our expert guide will help you discover the hidden wonders of the Tierra del Fuego National Park, including its enchanting lakes, forests, lush vegetation, and wildlife as you surround yourself in the peaceful serenity of nature.
We’ll trek the coastal path (one of the most beautiful areas in the entire National Park) and then embark on a canoeing expedition downriver and across clear water streams while experiencing the calming breeze and breathtaking landscapes. Our canoeing journey concludes when we get to Lapataia Bay, where Argentina’s National Route #3 ends. This road is the last (and southernmost) stretch of the Pan-American Highway, which runs all the way to Alaska.
This is a full-day group tour and includes lunch with non-alcoholic beverages & wine.
DAY 11: USHUAIA
A Trekking Adventure to the Vinciguerra Glacier
Prepare to experience trekking at the ends of the Earth, ascending nearly 2,000 feet (600 meters) through the forest, and trekking beyond treetops, to be greeted by beautiful panoramic views of the nearby snow-capped mountains, and pristine glacial lakes!
Fill your camera with these awe-inspiring views and create long-lasting memories of this incredible trekking experience!
This is a full-day group tour and includes lunch box with bottled water.
DAY 12: USHUAIA
Conquering the Summit of Cerro Pelado
Get ready for a trekking adventure that will take you 2,624 feet (800 meters) above Ushuaia for some awe-inspiring, 360-degree views of this ancient ecosystem of snow-capped mountains, valleys, and pristine glacial lakes as you take on the challenge of ascending Cerro Pelado!
The Cerro Pelado is a more "off-the-beaten-path" trail than other hiking options in the area. It’s a bit more rugged and difficult, but also less frequented, which allows for a more exclusive hiking experience. And because it’s quite separate from the mountain range, Cerro Pelado offers unbeatable panoramic views of the city of Ushuaia, the Beagle Channel and the surrounding landscapes.
This is a full-day group tour and includes lunch box with water.
DAY 13: LAST DAY IN USHUAIA
Transfer in private vehicle to Ushuaia airport.
DAY 13: YOU ARRIVE IN PENINSULA VALDES
(staying for 2 nights, with 4 tours included)
Flight arrival in Trelew. Transfer in group vehicle to your hotel in Puerto Madryn.Depending on your arrival time, you can relax at your hotel, enjoy your own explorations, or ask our local representative about suggested activities for your free time.
DAY 14: PENINSULA VALDES
Peninsula Valdes: a Unique Marine Fauna Heaven
Peninsula Valdes is one of the largest marine wildlife reserves in the entire world and a prime spot for viewing wildlife. It was designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO because of its global significance as a marine wildlife refuge for several threatened species.
The scenic Peninsula Valdes, where arid lands contrast with the blue crystalline sea, is home to an important breeding population of the endangered Southern Right Whales (whales season is from June to early December), Southern Sea Lions, orcas (also known as “killer whales”), Magellanic penguins (the penguins season is from mid-September to mid-April), and the largest continental colony of southern elephant seals in the entire world.
This is a full-day group tour.
A Navigation and Close-up Experience with South American Sea Lions
Get ready to embark on a scenic navigation tour, as you enjoy close-up views of the South American sea lion in its habitat; along with caves rich in maritime fauna fossils.
South American Sea Lions are quite huge, with the males being very territorial, especially during breeding season where they fiercely fight each other to defend their territory and their females.
This is a group tour done on the same day as the Peninsula Valdes tour.
DAY 15: LAST DAY IN PENINSULA VALDES
An Up-Close & Personal Experience Walking among the Cute Magellanic Penguins
Get ready for a delightful encounter with some of the cutest and most charismatic creatures on the planet: the Magellanic penguins! Punta Tombo Reserve is home to the world’s largest colony of Magellanic penguins, giving you the unique opportunity to get up close and personal with over a hundred thousand of these adorable creatures, which are only found on the Falkland Islands and the coasts of Argentina and Chile.
This is a long half-day group tour (the visit to the Punta Tombo Magellanic Penguins reserve lasts 2 hours), but it’s usually combined with at least 1 other tour option in the area making it a full-day tour.
Navigating to Discover the Dazzling Acrobatics of the Panda Dolphin
Prepare to embark on a navigation adventure in the Patagonian Sea, to discover the beautiful black-and-white Panda Dolphins. Known for their playful behavior and electrifying speed, this super cute dolphin is very rare to see, as it is found in two spots on Earth: Patagonia, and near a very remote island in the Indian Ocean.
The Panda Dolphin is very active, and is frequently seen swimming rapidly on the surface and leaping from the water, while surfing the waves created by the fast-moving boats. As they love swimming close to the surface, it’s easy to see them very clearly. They love to surf on breaking waves when very close to the shore, and can perform a variety of acrobatics, including spins and twists.
This is a group tour done on the same day you do your Punta Tombo’s Magellanic Penguins tour.
Transfer in group vehicle to Trelew airport.
DAY 15: YOU ARRIVE IN BUENOS AIRES
(staying for 2 nights, with 2 tours included)
Arrival in Buenos Aires and transfer to your hotel in private vehicle.
DAY 16: BUENOS AIRES
Passion and Beauty: an Authentic World-class Tango Experience
You are cordially invited to an evening of live music filled with passion, sensuality and dancing, at one of the best Tango venues in Buenos Aires: La Ventana. Located at the heart of the historic San Telmo neighborhood, you’ll enjoy a world-class Tango show in a restored tenement building (or, ‘conventillo’). This enchanting show also boasts unique features of Argentine folklore.
As you step through the doors, you’ll feel as though you have traveled back in time, with the interior of the building preserved in its original style. The show at La Ventana is a journey through the history of Tango, in which you’ll experience different and authentic styles of this mesmerizing dance, each with its own particular set of music, dancing style, and costumes.
Tango is a universe onto itself as it creates a multi-layered marriage of music, dance, singing and poetry.
This tour includes group transfers and dinner with non-alcoholic beverages & wine.
DAY 17: BUENOS AIRES
An Off-the-beaten-path Journey to Buenos Aires' Unexplored Areas (private tour)
Beyond the usual highlights Buenos Aires offers, there is another part of the city which remains largely unknown and mostly inaccessible to most tourists. We’ll visit these “forgotten” and unknown neighborhoods of Buenos Aires, far off the typical tourist circuits, while delving into the remarkable stories of these off-the-beaten-path areas, as well as their most important highlights.
In a cultural journey that explores both the past and present of the working class sectors of Buenos Aires, this tour rediscovers the important contributions made by workers and immigrants; as well as the history of tramways, tango, and soccer… all mixed into a melting pot of historical development.
This is a 4-hour private tour.
Transfer from your hotel to Ezeiza International Airport in private vehicle.
We look forward to welcoming you again in Argentina!
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