15 Days / 14 Nights
Buenos Aires, Puerto Madryn, Ushuaia, El Calafate, Salta, Cafayate, Puerto Iguazú
Discovery, Culture, Adventure
This program is fully customizable and may be operated for individuals, pods and groups
Day 1 Buenos Aires.
Arrival at the airport and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, we make a panoramic tour of the city. We start in Plaza de Mayo, witness to the most important events of the country since 1810, to then continue to the neighborhood of La Boca and finish in Palermo and Recoleta. [D]
Signature Option: Dinner and Tango Show at Gala Tango
Pick up at hotel: 8.00 PM for a drive to San Telmo, the cradle of Tango. "Gala Tango" is one of the most exclusive tango venues in the city, due to its architecture and decor, in the French style of the 30s, with its Carrara marble bar and refined details. The a-la-carte gourmet 3-course dinner carefully designed by its exclusive chef will be as well a distinctive trait of the evening. Around midnight, return to the hotel. [D]
Day 2 Buenos Aires / Puerto Madryn.
Transfer to the airport to board the scheduled flight to Trelew. Arrival and transfer to Puerto Madryn. Once there, afternoon at leisure to explore this maritime city. [B]
Note: From April to mid-September, Valdes Peninsula with San Lorenzo is replaced with
Southern Valdes Peninsula, visiting Puerto Pirámides, Punta Cantor and Caleta Valdés.
Day 3 Puerto Madryn.
Visit to the Valdés Peninsula, declared a Natural Heritage Site by UNESCO. During the tour, we visit Puerto Pirámides, from where we can (optionally) make the southern right whale watching. We continue to Estancia San Lorenzo in order to visit a Magellanic penguin colony and finally we arrive at Punta Norte, from where we can see sea lions. Returning to Puerto Madryn, we make a stop at the Interpretation Center. [B]
Day 4 Puerto Madryn, Ushuaia.
Morning at leisure. Transfer to the airport to board the flight to Ushuaia. Arrival and reception. In the afternoon, we sail the Beagle Channel to admire the Sea Lions island, Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse and Ushuaia´s Bay from the water. [B]
Note: If it is not possible to take the Beagle Channel boat trip due to arrival flight time, it will be modified for day 5.
Day 5 Ushuaia
Departure from the city to Tierra del Fuego National Park to visit Ensenada Bay, Lapataia Bay, where National Route 3 ends, in addition to Lake Acigami (former Lake Roca) which is featured by its changed-by weather water’s color. Afternoon at leisure to continue discovering the destination. If you are a nature lover, we suggest you should visit Martillo Island, one of the few sites where it is possible to walk with Papuan penguins, while we observe their nests and learn about their habits. Check the available options according to your trip date. [B]
Day 6 Ushuaa, El Calafate
At due time, transfer to the airport to board the scheduled flight to El Calafate. Arrival and transfer to the selected hotel. [B]
Signature option: Excursion to the Glaciarium Ice Museum
First, visit the beginning of the universe, the glacial periods. Further down is a large model of the ice field, the origin of the glacial period that you will see during your visit to the area. Interactive screens allow you to view, for example, the recoil of the Upsala glacier. Also part of the visit is a unique connection with the Perito Moreno Glacier, which forms a natural dam that then collapses with a great break. The tour ends in a tunnel with an interesting system of simultaneous projections that awakens your senses.
Signature option: Native Experience
Pick-up from the hotel at 11 am or 6 pm First stop at Punta Bonita Cliffs with panoramic views of the lake and the Andes. Interpretation of the flora and the landscape. Glaciology and geology explanation. Second stop at the archaeological area’s cave art. Lunch or dinner in the cave. Return to El Calafate. Return to the hotel. [L] or [D]
Day 7 El Calafate
Visit the Perito Moreno Glacier, located in Los Glaciares National Park and declared a Natural Heritage Site by UNESCO. During the tour, a walk along the walkways located in front of the glacier allows to admire it from different angles. The visit can be enhanced by a one-hour boat trip that helps to acquire a better dimension of the height of its peaks. Return to the hotel. [B]
Signature option: Nautical Safari - Optional boating for Perito Moreno
This tour offers a completely different perspective of Perito Moreno Glacier’s impressive walls south and its continuous landslide into the waters of the Rico arm. Boarding takes place at the port located in the Bay Bajo de las Sombras,, less than 4 miles from the glacier lookout. Coming up to the south end of the Rico Arm the ship is approximately 985 feet from the wall of the glacier, which allows a tour and view of the entire area.
Day 8 El Calafate, Buenos Aires
Day at leisure until the time of the suggested flight. We suggest a boat trip through Lake Argentino to complete your experience. [B]
Signature option: All Glaciers Excursion
Depart for Punta Bandera Port, 30 miles from El Calafate, to start the sailing along El Brazo Norte of Lago Argentino. We cross La Boca del Diablo with destination to Canal Upsala and to sail between the impressive barrier that come off from the front of the Upsala glacier. Then we get to the Canal Spegazzini and later we’ll have the first view of the Seco Glaciar. We continue sailing towards the front of the Spegazzini Glaciar where we will contemplate the glaciers Heim Sur and Peineta. Afterwards disembark at the Spegazzini Base to begin the tour to the area walking to El Refugio Spegazzini along the forest path. Along this path of 985 feet we stop at stations and lookouts with full views of all de bay of glaciers. At El Refugio we can get lunch, visit the shop or contemplate the landscape. Visitors who like walking may take the mountain path, a medium difficulty trek through a wooded area with natural lookouts full of incredible views. This path ends at the landing point. Box lunch not included.
Signature option: Classic Boat Ride to Estancia Cristina
Early departure to Punta Bandera pier, 30 miles from El Calafate, to board a modern and comfortable boat to navigate the North Arm between icebergs and stunning scenery with views of the canal and Spegazzini Glacier. Then, continue along the Cristina Canal to the landing point of the same name, arriving at the Estancia Cristina around 11:30 am. During the six-hour stay at the estancia enjoy a guided tour of its local museum, which used to function as a shearing shed, and a guided walk to the Caterina River and the Chapel to finish the tour at the helmet of the Estancia. Boarding for the return is at 5.30pm (in winter, at 4pm).
Signature option: Full-day Gourmet Glaciers Experience
Operates odd days 17 April-30 September, except 1 June - 1 August - 31 August.
Departure from the hotel to Puerto Bandera to board at the Private Port La Soledad. The route begins with a northwest course, passing Punta Avellaneda and Boca del Diablo - the narrowest step of the lake (2,625 feet.) - and continues south course taking the Canal to arrive at the Spegazzini Glacier’s frontal walls towering 263 to 427 feet above the lake. Departure to Puesto de las Vacas, for a guided tour of the old settlers’ post and local fauna and flora. Return to the boat for a sighting of the Upsala Canal while sailing to Herminita Peninsula for a panoramic view of the Upsala Glacier. Time for lunch. In the afternoon return by the Brazo Norte to sail along Los Témpanos Canal towards Perito Moreno Glacier’ northern wall. Later arrive at La Soledad Port and return to the Hotel. [L]
Day 9 Buenos Aires / Salta.
Transfer to the airport to board the flight to Salta. Arrival, reception and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon, we explore Salta and the High Mountain Archaeology Museum (MAAM).
(Max. Altitude: 1.152 MASL (3.779 ft.) [B]
Note: The Town Hall and the MAAM close on Mondays. San Miguel Market closes on Sundays.
Day 10 Salta
Today we go on a tour to the Jujuy province, to get to know the Humahuaca Gorge, Cultural and Natural Heritage Site by UNESCO. Total travelled distance: 476 km (296 miles) Time travelled 12 hours Max. Altitude: 3.012 MASL (9.882 ft.) [B]
Day 11 Salta, Cafayate
Departure to the Calchaquíes Valleys, by going through Del Obispo Slope, Del Tin Tin Straight, Los Cardones National Park, Cachi and De las Flechas Gorge. Arrival at Cafayate and accommodation. Total travelled distance: 320 km (199 miles) Time travelled: 11-12 hours Max. Altitude: 3.348 MASL (10.984 ft.) [B]
Note: Pablo Díaz Museum and the Vine and Wine Museum close on Mondays.
Day 12 Cafayate, Salta, Puerto Iguazú
Early in the morning, we depart to Salta by visiting the Cafayate Gorge, with its strange stone formations. Arrival at the airport and departure to Puerto Iguazú. Arrival and reception. Total travelled distance: 197 km (122 miles) Time travelled 5 hours Max. Altitude: 1.683 MASL (5.522 ft.) [B]
Day 13 Puerto Iguazú
In the morning, we get to Iguazú National Park to visit the Iguazu Falls, declared a Natural Heritage Site by UNESCO and one of the Seven Modern Wonders of Nature. During the tour, we explore Garganta Del Diablo, The Upper and The Lower Trails. [B]
Note: The access to Garganta Del Diablo can be interrupted because of the rise in river flow.
Signature Option: Great Adventure (Minimun age: 12 years)
This excursion is a thrilling adventure both inside Iguazu National Park of as well as on the waters of the Inferior Iguazu River. First, on board semi rigid Zodiacs boats, get close to the foot of the San Martín, Bosetti, Three Musketeers waterfalls and the Devil’s Throat canyon. Then, sail down the river rapids to Puerto Macuco, less than 2 miles from the falls. In the second part, we enter the jungle by the Yacaratiá trail, for an interpretation of the flora and fauna of the area, in trucks specially designed for this environment. This excursion is designed to experience and feel the Iguazu Falls. Visitors may take the boat excursion first and then take the walk through the jungle or vice-versa. Departures are scheduled every hour.
Attention: This trip cannot be taken by pregnant women or people with physical, cognitive and/or sensorial disabilities.
Day 14 Puerto Iguazú, Buenos Aires
In the morning, we visit the falls on the Brazilian side to appreciate a different view of them. At due time, transfer to the airport to board the flight to Buenos Aires. Arrival and reception. [B]
Day 15 Buenos Aires
At due time, transfer to the airport to board the scheduled flight. [B]
[B] = Breakfast | [D] = Dinner
· Airfare New York/Buenos Aires/Puerto Madryn/ Ushuaia/ El Calafate/Salta/ Iguazu/ Buenos Aires/New York
· Transfers as required by the itinerary
· 14 nights’ accommodation:
o Buenos Aires 3 nights
o Puerto Madryn 2 nights
o Ushuaia 2 nights
o El Calafate 2 nights
o Salta 2 nights
o Cafayate 1 night
o Puerto Iguazú 2 nights
o Breakfast daily
· Buenos Aires: City tour
· Dinner tango show
· Valdés Peninsula
· Penguin colony of San Lorenzo
· Tierra del Fuego National Park
· Beagle Channel boat trip
· Perito Moreno Glacier
· Argentinian Iguazú Falls
· Brazilian Falls
· Salta: Walking Tour with MAAM
· Calchaquíes Valleys
· Jujuy: Humahuaca Gorge
· Entrance fees for sites visited
· English-speaking guides
· Transportation by deluxe vehicle
· All local taxes
· Taxes and surcharges related to airline tickets
· Travel Insurance
· Visa charges if applicable
· Early check-in or late check-out at hotels
· Services and food not listed in the itinerary
· Beverages during the meals
· Hotel extras, and personal expenses.
· Tips for guides, drivers and in restaurants
|City||Hotel Name||Room Type||Tripadvisor|
|Buenos Aires||Grand Brizo||Confort||4.5|
|Puerto Madryn||Dazzler Puerto Madryn||City View||4|
|El Calafate||Imago Hotel & Spa||Steppe View||4|
|Cafayate||Viñas De Cafayate||Mountain View||4.5|
|El Calafate||Xelena||Lake View||4|
|Salta||Sheraton Salta||Classic Room||4|
|Cafayate||Grace Cafayate||Deluxe Sunset View||4.5|
|Puerto Iguazu||Loi Suites||Studio Jr||4.5|
Hotels will be confirmed at time of booking
|Seasons||2-3 Pax||4-5 Pax||6-9 Pax||1 Pax||SGL Supp|
|Sep 10-Dec 31||$6,649||$5,539||$5,229||$9,549||$919|
Rates are minimum per person sharing a room and may change without notice.
Rates may change depending on the date of travel.
These programs can be customized for individuals and for groups
Changes to this program may be requested by phone (1855-55-TOURS) or using the web FIT Quote Request
We also be glad to add the necessary airfare from your gateway so you take advantage of our special discounted leisure fares
You may add or remove;
o Trip days
o Cities and sites
· Other options
o The program was designed with private services, however, we may substitute shared sightseeing where available
o If you prefer deluxe services we may operate this program including private driver, private guide and concierge service.
Once we have designed the program the way you want we'll give you a quote within 2 business days.
Prices are minimum for low season. Please call for other periods
Tour Code: AR01BUE21ETA
· Lunches and dinners can be arranged for individuals, families and groups at top restaurants or any restaurant requested by you.
· We can revise the itinerary to spend more time and provide more depth in those areas that you are interested on.
· Any other changes to the itinerary will be accommodated depending on the facilities available in the area.
· Car can be upgraded upon request
· If you wish to use these programs for your group or as the basis for a customized journey please either call us (1-855-55-TOURS or use the web Group Quote Request.
· In either case our specialists will work with to refine all the details and they will get you a quote with 2 business days. Quotes may be obtained for the air and land portions of just for the lad journey.
· Booking both air and land with us will represent savings for you because of our buying power and longtime relationship with the airlines.
We will also may have the choice between regular fares and special leisure fares not available to the public.
Signature options Prices:
|City||Seasons||1 Pax||2-3 Pax||4-5 Pax||6-9 Pax|
|Buenos Aires||Dinner and Tango Show at Gala Tango|
|El Calafate||Glaciarium Ice Museum Excursion|
|El Calafate||Native Experience|
|El Calafate||Nautical Safari|
|El Calafate||All Glaciers Excursion|
|El Calafate||Classic Boat Ride to Estancia Cristina|
|El Calafate||Gourmet Glaciers Experience|
|Iguazu Falls||Great Adventure - Argentine Side of the Falls Excursion|
Prices are per person and may change without notice