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Highlights of Argentina

Highlights of Argentina

Purpose: Culture, Ecotourism, History, Adventure
No. of days: 8 days - 7 nights
First & Last Cities: Buenos Aires, El Calafate
Other cities: Iguazu Falls
Starting cost: $689
 
Day 1: Buenos Aires
Welcome to Buenos Aires! Upon arrival your English-speaking guide will accompany you to your hotel.
 
Day 2: Buenos Aires
Your panoramic tour of Buenos Aires includes the most important landmarks of this European city also known as the Paris of South America.  In the next 3 hours you will learn the history of Plaza de Mayo, site of the most important historical events held in Argentina. Admire its surroundings with several emblematic buildings, like the Pink House, sit of the Executive Power, and the Metropolitan Cathedral. Your next stop is in San Telmo. Walk along the cobble-stoned streets and discover the charming antique shops at the oldest residential neighborhood in the city. Next, revive the traditional Tango with live dancers in the neighborhood of La Boca, and stroll down the colorful Caminito Street.  On the tour you will also see the mythical Boca Juniors soccer stadium, where Maradona once played, admire the modern-chic Puerto Madero area, pass through the traditional Retiro neighborhood, and move on to see Palermo before finally arriving at the glamorous Recoleta district with its fine boutiques, parks and cafes. Once there, discover the final resting place of Eva Peron, "Evita" and wander through Recoleta Cemetery where she is to be found. At the end of the tour, go back to your hotel. [B]
 
Day 3: Buenos Aires
Day at leisure to explore Buenos Aires at your pace or for optional tours. Tonight you have a typical porteno experience at La Ventana Tango Show. The melancholic and untamed rhythms perfectly resound with the orchestras of the forties. This unique show is complemented with a typical meal paired with the best wines and excellent service and atmosphere. The show is performed by many professional artists whose repertoire includes several well-known Tangos. [B/D]
 
Day 4: Buenos Aire, Iguazu Falls
At agreed time transfer to the airport to board your short flight to Puerto Iguazu. With 212 square miles the Iguazu National Park was one of the first protected areas of South America and was declared by UNESCO a Natural Heritage of Humanity. Its main attraction is the famous Iguazu Falls made of 275 cataracts that comprises 2 countries: Argentina and Brazil. Upon arrival, your guide will drive you to your hotel. Afternoon at leisure to enjoy the grounds of your hotel or to take an optional tour.  [B]
 
Day 5:  Iguazu Falls (Argentina side)
This tour will take you to the picture-perfect spots. Begin with the Upper Circuit that will bring you to an altitude of 2300 ft., from where you can see the waters first flowing slowly through the vegetation until they plunge abruptly into the air to land between 130 ft. and 270 ft. below. As you go down along the paths, the postcard of the falls is different, dimensions seem to get bigger when you are in front of the falls and the most direct contact can be felt by the constant splash of the cool waters displaying a never-ending rainbow trying to embrace them. Then, take the 'Tren Ecológico de la Selva' (Green Train of the Jungle), departing from Central Station for a journey of about 2.5 miles to reach the part of the falls known as the Devil's Throat. You will never forget this view of the 270 meter high and 500 ft. long horseshoe shaped gorge! Close your eyes, grip the rail and focus on the sound and the feeling of the mist on the face. Back to the train and return to your hotel for overnight. [B]
 
Day 6: Iguazu Falls, El Calafate
Morning at leisure. At agreed time, transfer to the airport to board your flight to El Calafate. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel [B]
 
Day 7: El Calafate (Perito Moreno)
Located just 50 miles from El Calafate, rises majestically the Perito Moreno. This is one of the largest glaciers on earth, and the biggest attraction at Los Glaciares National Park, a 6000 hectare protected area covered by an ice mantle. Start your journey walking through the imposing Patagonia Andean forest. Your first stop is at "Curva de los Suspiros" where you will be marveled with the incredible view that surrounds you. Then walk down the wooden catwalks to get closer to the Glacier and admire this panoramic site from different angles.  Every few minutes a large chunk of ice will drop off the face of the glacier becoming beautiful ice floes in the waters of the lake Argentino. Next embark on a catamaran and navigate the serene lake Rico. Gaze at the ice blocks as they fall down. This one hour sail will get you a short 900 feet from the glacier southern wall, where you will stop to take in this wonder of nature.  Later in the afternoon, go back to El Calafate. [B/P]
 
Day 8: El Calafate, Buenos Aires, USA
At agreed time transfer to the airport to board your flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival transfer from the domestic airport (AEP) to the international airport (EZE) to board your flight back to the USA. [B]
 
[B] = Breakfast | [B/P] = Breakfast and Box Lunch | [B/D] = Breakfast and Dinner


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Tour includes
  • Transfers between airports and hotels*
  • Accommodation in standard rooms at hotels of preference:
    • Buenos Aires - 3 nights
    • Iguazu - 2 nights
    • El Calafate – 2 nights
  • Meals:
    • Daily breakfast
    • 1 Box lunch
    • 1 dinner
  • Tickets to attractions mentioned
  • English Speaking guides for tours and visits
  • All hotel taxes
  • Transfers tours on shared basis

* Buenos Aires transfer from hotel to airport with Spanish speaking driver

Not included in tour
  • International or domestic air tickets
  • Taxes and surcharges related to airline tickets
  • Travel Insurance
  • 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

Hotels in your Tour

Category Hotel Name Room Type Tripadvisor
Tourist Class
Buenos Aires Dazzler San Telmo Standard 4
El Calafate Sierra Nevada Standard 4
Iguazu YVY Hotel de Selva Standard 4
First Class
Buenos Aires Kenton Standard 4
El Calafate Rochester Calafate Standard 4.5
Iguazu Mercure Standard 4.5
Deluxe
Buenos Aires Intercontinental Standard 4.5
El Calafate Xelena Standard Stepa View 4.5
Iguazu Loi Suites Iguazu Studio Junior 4.5

All hotels are subject to confirmation at the time of booking


Tour Pricing

Season Double
Tourist Class
Jan-Mar $689
Apr-Sep $639
Oct-Dec $689
First Class
Jan-Mar $875
Apr-Sep $749
Oct-Dec $875
Deluxe
Jan-Mar $1,195
Apr-Sep $1,039
Oct-Dec $1,195
Rates are minimum per person sharing a room and may change without notice.
Rates may change depending on the date of travel
Prices for single room or for 3 passengers sharing a room are available on request
Valid through December 20th 2020. Not valid for Holidays and big Conventions.
Other blackout dates may apply.
 
Tour Code: AR03BUE20AMV