DAY 1: YOU ARRIVE IN BUENOS AIRES
(staying for 1 night)
Flight arrival in Buenos Aires, Argentina!
Welcome at the airport and transfer with private vehicle to your hotel. We have coordinated one transfer for Garland (who arrives earlier) and another for the rest of the group.
DAY 2: LAST DAY IN BUENOS AIRES
Transfer in private vehicle to Buenos Aires Airport.
DAY 2: YOU ARRIVE IN MENDOZA
(staying for 2 nights, with 1 tour included)
Flight arrival in Mendoza. Welcome at airport and private transfer to your hotel.Depending on your flight arrival time, you can relax at your hotel, enjoy your own explorations, or ask your tour guide about suggested activities for your free time.
DAY 3: MENDOZA
Savoring First-class Wines in Mendoza’s Central Region (private tour)
Over the past 20 years, there has been a revolution in the Argentine wine industry, driven partly by the success of one grape that, in many countries, is used only for mixing – the rich, velvety Malbec. Dense and dark, with full-body richness that few other grapes can mimic, the Argentine Malbec varietal has become all the rage in the United States, and is increasing in popularity among other countries as well. 94% of restaurants in the top ten wine markets in the US feature Malbec on their wine lists, according to a 2010 survey on Wine Spectator magazine.
Enjoy an exclusive wine tasting experience as you take in the taste of first-class Argentine wines, and visit some of the most prestigious wineries in Mendoza. Located at the foothills of the Andes mountain range, in the shadow of Mount Aconcagua, the vineyards in Mendoza are planted at some of the highest altitudes in the world; with the average site located anywhere between 2000 and 3600 feet (600 to 1100 meters) above sea level This allows winemakers to plant at exactly the right altitude for each grape variety to ripen perfectly. Argentina is the fifth wine producer in the world, and with over a thousand active wineries accounting for more than 70% of Argentina’s wine production, Mendoza is considered the heart of the Argentine winemaking industry.
Guided by a local oenologist (wine expert), you’ll enjoy touring the facilities of three wineries, while getting a close-up look at the process of wine-making, and of course tasting their wines.
This is a full-day private tour and includes gourmet lunch with wine tasting at a Mendoza winery.
DAY 4: 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 Bariloche.
DAY 4: YOU ARRIVE IN BARILOCHE
(staying for 3 nights, with 1 tour included)
Flight arrival in Bariloche. Welcome at airport and private transfer to your hotel.Depending on your flight arrival time, you can relax at your hotel, enjoy your own explorations, or ask your tour guide about suggested activities for your free time.
DAY 5: BARILOCHE
A Panoramic Hiking Experience to Awe-Inspiring Vistas (private tour)
Get ready for a one-of-a-kind panoramic hiking experience, where you’ll be enchanted by some of the most breathtaking panoramic views of Patagonia, including one of the ten most beautiful views in the world, as rated by National Geographic!
Our expert guide will help you hone your hiking skills, as you set out to explore the surrounding areas of Mount Llao Llao. You’ll also take a chairlift ride up Campanario Hill, where you’ll enjoy awe-inspiring panoramic views of deep-blue lakes and snow-capped mountains. Get your camera ready as this will surely be one of the best opportunities to take some of the most wonderful and sublime landscape photos out there!
This is a half-day private tour.
DAY 6: BARILOCHE
Manso River Rafting Adventure to the Chilean Border
Get ready for an exciting, adrenaline-pumping rafting adventure in the heart of the Andes with this trip to the Chilean border on the scenic Manso River. Imagine your heart racing with excitement as you conquer rapids with names like “Deep Gorge” and “Scrambled Egg” while navigating through emerald green waters enclosed in an imposing canyon at a brisk pace. If you need to catch your breath, don’t worry, you’ll also experience some calm waters as well…perfect for some serene moments of picture taking and a true appreciation of the pristine nature surrounding you. And then there’s the towering feat of this adventure: rafting the rapids all the way to the Chilean border!
This is a full day group tour included only for Emory and includes lunch with non-alcoholic beverages & wine.
Navigating the Nahuel Huapi Lake (in VIP cabin) and trekking at the Victoria Island and the Myrtle Forest with private guide
Prepare to navigate the beautifully blue waters of the Nahuel Huapi Lake, the largest in Argentina’s Lake District, set against the backdrop of the snow-capped Andes mountain range. We’ll enjoy our exclusive seating in the boat’s VIP cabin located on the upper deck. From here we’ll experience superior panoramic views and a much more exclusive setting since there are only 50 seats in the VIP cabin (versus 230 seats in the regular cabin).
We’ll visit the largest island in the Nahuel Huapi lake: Victoria Island, home to a wide array of flora and fauna and plenty of history, including ancient cave paintings. Another highlight of this navigation includes a visit to a unique forest of myrtle trees in the Arrayanes National Park.
This is a full day tour. You’ll have your own private expert guide to help you make the most out of your tour experience. Transfers to and from the port will be done on group basis. This tour has been booked for for Louise, Douglas, Janet, Shohreh, and Hamid
DAY 7: LAST DAY IN BARILOCHE
Transfer in private vehicle to Bariloche Airport.
DAY 7: YOU ARRIVE IN EL CALAFATE
(staying for 2 nights, with 2 tours included)
Flight arrival in El Calafate. Transfer in group vehicle to your hotel.Depending on your flight arrival time, you can relax at your hotel, enjoy your own explorations, or ask your tour guide about suggested activities for your free time.
DAY 8: EL CALAFATE
Seven Panoramic Boardwalks of the Mighty Perito Moreno Glacier (private tour)
Prepare to visit one of the world’s most awe-inspiring and unique glaciers: The Perito Moreno. This bright white 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 the third largest fresh water reserve on the planet.
The Perito Moreno is of the few glaciers in the world actually growing and advancing, as opposed to the majority of the world’s glaciers, which are retreating and melting due to the effects of global warming. The ice that serenely sits above the water measures an impressive 262 feet (80 meters), which is just about the height of a 25-story building! And while that’s an incredibly large size for the human eye to take in, consider that this measurement is only 15% of the glacier’s total height. Five times more ice is hidden underwater.
Our destination is the panoramic boardwalks which overlook the Perito Moreno Glacier. Here, amidst the backdrop of the majestic, snow-capped Andes, you’ll find yourself immersed in an unforgettable glacier experience, while enjoy amazing picture-taking opportunities from the seven panoramic balconies facing the front of the glacier.
While the glacier itself is definitely the main attraction, the park also boasts remarkable scenery as well as glacial streams, small lagoons, crevasses, gullies, and plenty of ice formations that’ll dazzle the eye, surrounded by the scenic beauty of the Andes Mountain range, lakes and forest areas.
This is a full-day private tour.
The Mighty Perito Moreno Glacier Close-up Navigation Experience
Take in the sheer size and beauty of the Perito Moreno Glacier as it towers before you, from an exciting close-up perspective, as we cruise across the pristine waters of the Rico Branch of the Argentino Lake, which borders the Southern wall of the Perito Moreno Glacier.
The sheer magnitude of the southern wall alone is a humbling and inspiring sight. We’ll be stopping about 985 feet (300 meters) away from the southern wall of the glacier for some epic picture-taking opportunities that will showcase the grand scale and beauty of the glacier.
This will be definitely a different perspective from what you experience on the panoramic boardwalks.
This navigation is a 1-hour group tour done on the same day you do the Perito Moreno Glacier tour.
DAY 9: LAST DAY IN EL CALAFATE
Transfer in group vehicle to El Calafate airport.
DAY 9: YOU ARRIVE IN USHUAIA
(staying for 2 nights)
Flight arrival in Ushuaia. Welcome at airport and private transfer to your hotel.Depending on your flight arrival time, you can relax at your hotel, enjoy your own explorations, or ask your tour guide 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 in the 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 while you are surrounded by the peaceful serenity of nature.
We’ll trek the coastal path (undoubtedly 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 the breathtaking landscape surrounding us. 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 included for Louise, Janet, Shohreh and Hamid and includes lunch with non-alcoholic beverages & wine.
For the treking part we"ll coordinate the easier trekking trails, as requested.
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 trail is a more "off the beaten path" than other hiking trails in the area. It’s a bit more rugged and difficult, but also less frequented, which means a more exclusive hiking experience. And because it’s quite apart from the mountain range, Cerro Pelado offers unbeatable panoramic views of Ushuaia, the Beagle Channel and the surrounding terrain.
This is a full day group tour included for Douglas and Emory and includes lunch box with water.
DAY 11: LAST DAY IN USHUAIA
Transfer in private vehicle to Ushuaia airport.You will take a flight to Cordoba and from there you will take another flight to Iguazu.
DAY 11: YOU ARRIVE IN IGUAZU
(staying for 2 nights, with 4 tours included)
Flight arrival in Iguazu.Depending on your flight arrival time, you can relax at your hotel, enjoy your own explorations, or ask your tour guide about suggested activities for your free time.
DAY 12: 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 13: LAST DAY IN IGUAZU
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.
Transfer with private vehicle to Iguazu airport.
DAY 13: YOU ARRIVE IN BUENOS AIRES
(staying for 2 nights, with 1 tour included)
Arrival in Buenos Aires and transfer to your hotel in private vehicle.
DAY 14: 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 15: BUENOS AIRES
Transfer from your hotel to Ezeiza International Airport in private vehicle. As you have very similar departure times we have coordinated 1 airport transfer for the 6 travelers.
We look forward to welcoming you again in Argentina!
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