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1 Argentina & Brazil Highlights | 10 Nights / 11 Days
Buenos Aires – Iguazu Falls – Rio De Janeiro
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2 Best of Chile | 10 Nights / 11 Days
Santiago de Chile – San Pedro de Atacama – Santiago – Torres del Paine – Santiago
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3 Highlights of Argentina | 11 Nights / 12 Days
Buenos Aires – El Calafate – Iguazu Falls – Buenos Aires
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4 Best of Argentina | 14 Nights / 15 Days
Buenos Aires – Ushuaia – El Calafate – Iguazu – Buenos Aires
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5 Best of Argentina & Chile | 16 Nights / 17 Days
Buenos Aires – Ushuaia – El Calafate – Puerto Natales – Santiago
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PROGRAM – 1
Argentina & Brazil Highlights
Duration: 10 Nights / 11 Days
Places: Buenos Aires – Iguazu Falls – Rio De Janeiro

Day 01: Arrive Buenos Aires (Flight)
Arrive Buenos Aires.
Transfer to the hotel.

Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina and one of the most interesting metropolises in Latin America. It’s a dynamic and cosmopolitan city with a great cultural and architectural heritage. It’s known worldwide for Tango and football, but also for its cafés, bookstores and theaters.

Half-day city tour.
During this tour we will discover the highlights of Buenos Aires. The city is known as the “Paris of South America” and we will easily identify why by looking at its architecture. We will start at May Square, where the Government House, the Cathedral and the old Town Hall are located. Then we will continue to San Telmo -one of the most ancient neighborhoods- until we reach La Boca, famous for its colorful and picturesque houses on Caminito Street.

Finally, we will head north to visit Recoleta, the most elegant district with wide avenues, lovely parks and magnificent residences. There we will visit the monumental cemetery where Evita Perón and other historical personalities are buried.
Return to the hotel.
Night in Buenos Aires.

Day 02: Buenos Aires
Breakfast.
Full-day excursion to Estancia El Ombu.
El Ombú de Areco is located in San Antonio de Areco, a short 120 km (75 miles) from Buenos Aires. The estancia consists of a magnificent 1880 farmhouse and a total of 300 hectares, divided between grazing livestock and agriculture. They have more than 350 heads of Aberdeen Angus cattle and 70 horses, and fields planted with soy, corn, wheat, oats or pastures, depending on the time of year.

Visitors can enjoy a wide variety of activities, such as horseback riding, sulky (carriage) rides, folk shows with live music and dancers, demonstrations of “Doma India” (Traditional Argentine horse whispering) or “Tropilla” (herd of horses), a pleasant stroll or cycling.

The full day tour includes a welcome reception with empanadas and a traditional “asado criollo” with salads, drinks and dessert.
Return to Buenos Aires.
Night in Buenos Aires.

Day 03: Buenos Aires
Breakfast.
Half-day Tigre Delta (Delta, Tigre & San Isidro)
Watching the Delta you will appreciate the generosity of nature in a very singular place. We will leave Buenos Aires City going to the north of the Great Buenos Aires looking for the natural scenery of the Delta and its islands.

The way of life the “isleños” (people who lives in the islands) is very special. We will know their costumes, culture and their way of life. We will also see elegant residences located in the residential neighbourhoods of the northern suburbs. We will visit San Isidro neibourhood (stop) and the Amazing Cathedral.

On the way back to Buenos Aires City, we will pass next to the Presidential Residence (Quinta de Olivos), where all the Argentinian Presidents use to live during their Presidences.
Schedule:Monday through Monday AM
Return to Buenos Aires.
Night in Buenos Aires.

Day 04: Buenos Aires
Breakfast.
Half-day Art & Architecture Tour
Explore Buenos Aires from a different perspective. A specialized guide will show you some of the most emblematic buildings and neighborhoods that represent the mix of architectural styles deeply linked to the historical evolution of the city. Neoclassicism, Art Déco, Art Nouveau and Rationalism are just some of the styles you will find in BA. The tour includes a visit to a museum or palace of your choice.

Evening, Dinner & Tango Show at La Ventana – Shared Service Shared transfers & beverages included
La Ventana is located in the heart of San Telmo neighborhood, in a fully renovated historic tenement house. The décor pays tribute to the classic porteño culture throughout time. It offers a tango and folklore music show with over 30 artists on stage, including a live orchestra, singers, dancers and a folklore music band.
Return to the hotel.
Night in Buenos Aires.

Day 05: Buenos Aires
Breakfast.
Milonga experience with shared lesson (3:30 hours).
Buenos Aires and tango are synonymous; visitors can easily find a tango tour that will include a beautiful stage show that you won’t find outside of Argentina. We want to take you one step further to where the Porteno goes – to a tango milonga. At the milonga, your experience will include an introduction to the codes, traditions, etc. of tango before you have the opportunity to learn tango dancing and enjoy the real tango together with the locals.
Note: on Sundays the class will take place after the milonga.

Evening, Palermo Dinner Tour (3:30 hours) – Shared Service Food tasting and beverages included.
This tour combines a stroll through the trendy neighborhood of Palermo and a stop at four different restaurant gems. In between we will discover the street art and architecture of the hottest area in town. The food tour begins with a vermouth at 5.30pm. Our next stop will be a wine tasting in what used to be one of the most iconic mansions. We will enjoy the walk to the next restaurant, one that specializes in dishes that characterize Argentine history. And of course, our next stop will be a local steakhouse.
NOTE: Transfers are not included. Pax must arrive on own account to the meeting point for the tour.

Return to the hotel.
Night in Buenos Aires.

Day 06: Buenos Aires – Iguazu Falls (Flight)
Breakfast.
Transfer to Buenos Aires airport for flight to Iguazu.

Puerto Iguazu: This city is located in the north-eastern tip of Argentina, near the border with Brazil and Paraguay. It is considered a natural paradise with incredible landscapes thanks to the imposing Iguazú waterfalls, only 17 km away from the city center. A varied offer of natural attractions combine here with interesting cultural and historical places to provide a memorable, enjoyable visit.

Arrive Iguazu Falls.
Transfer to the hotel.
Night in Iguazu Falls.

Day 07: Iguazu Falls
Breakfast.
FD Argentinian Falls (8 hours) – Shared Service English speaking guide – Entrance fee included
The Iguazu Falls are made up by more than 250 waterfalls on the Iguazu River, on the border between Argentina and Brazil. The Iguazú National Park protects the Argentinian side of this area where visitors marvel at the breathtaking scenes of exuberant and untouched nature. They were declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1984 and recently, one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature.

A 20-minute ride on the ecological train followed by a walk along a trail will take visitors to the famous and imposing Devil’s Throat, a horseshoe-shaped, 80-meter-high fall. It is simply stunning and astonishing! Visitors can get to know the falls through the Upper and Lower circuits that are circular trails connected one to the other. The Upper one offers panoramic views of some waterfalls from lookout points such as Dos Hermanas, Bosetti, San Martin among others. The Lower Circuit leads to the lower part of the same waterfalls where lagoons are formed.

Great Adventure (2:15 hours) – Shared Service
This tour combines the essence of the Iguazú National Park: the jungle and the falls. Departing from the base of operations, vehicles adapted to this environment will enter into the narrow Yacaratiá trail. During a 5-km ride, expert guides will explain more about the park’s natural wealth. Once we reach Macuco port, semi-rigid boats will be waiting for us to go up the lower Iguazú River for 6 km towards the waterfalls area enjoying fast-flowing rapids. The most exciting part of the adventure comes when the boat faces San Martín waterfall, the biggest one that an embarkation can reach. After that we will return to the port, and after walking uphill 150 mts we will return to the Lower circuit of the park.
Return to the hotel.
Night in Iguazu.

Restrictions: Due to safety and legal matters, this activity is not allowed for children under 12 years old, pregnant women, people with osteoporosis, with back, spine and neck problems, cardiac disease, neurological disorders, COPD, people that recently underwent any type of surgery or people with any physical, cognitive, functional and / or sensorial disabilities or deficiencies unable to respond in an emergency in the rapids of Iguazú River.

Important: Please take into account that steep stairs have to be climbed to reach the zodiacs and you will get completely wet during the boat ride. We highly recommend bringing an extra set of clothes and protect all your personal belongings in the waterproof bags provided by the company. According to the operation of the day, this tour can be organized in the opposite direction.

Day 08: Iguazu Falls – Rio De Janeiro (Flight)
Breakfast.
Half-day Brazilian Falls (5 hours)- Shared Service English speaking guide – Entrance fee included
The Brazilian side is protected by Iguaçu National Park and if offers beautiful panoramic views of the Iguazú River canyon and the waterfalls. Once at the Park´s Visitors Center, internal shuttle buses take us to the starting point of the 1500-meter-long walkway over the river gully. We will be able to stop at different viewpoints along this trail for unforgettable sights of the falls and the lush subtropical jungle until we get to the highlight of this visit: the Devil´s Throat waterfall.

The stairs or the elevator at this point will take us back to the internal shuttle bus stop.
Transfer to the Iguazu airport for flight to Rio De Janeiro.
Rio de Janeiro is considered one of the most beautiful places on the planet. It has more than 7 million inhabitants who are known as “cariocas”. The city is divided into two parts: a north zone and a south zone, by the Sierra da Carioca. The symbol of the city of Rio is located in the Tijuca National Park: The Christ the Redeemer, located on the top of Corcovado Hill, 750 meters and from where you get a wonderful view of the entire city.

Arrive Rio De Janeiro.
Transfer to the hotel.
Night in Rio de Janeiro.

Day 09: Rio De Janeiro
Breakfast.
Full-day Corcovado & Sugar Loaf- Shared Service lunch included
Designed for anyone who has a full day available to visit Rio’s two main attractions, this tour is essentially a combination of the City Tour with Sugarloaf plus Corcovado. The first part of the tour takes in various places of interest in downtown Rio de Janeiro: the contemporary Metropolitan Cathedral, with its vast stained-glass windows, and the Aterro do Flamengo, a tranquil, spacious park with lawns and blossoming trees, and lovely views of Rio and Sugarloaf.

The tour then proceeds through the old neighborhood of Urca towards the base of Sugarloaf, where you take a cable-car for the exhilarating, steep, 215m climb up Morro da Urca. From this intermediate stage another cable-car soars high above the rugged, vegetated terrain to the 395-meter-high summit, from where you can enjoy wonderful panoramic views and spectacular sunsets over Rio de Janeiro.

From Cosme Velho district a cog and pinion railway climb the steep forested to the peak of Corcovado (Hunchback). On the summit, at an altitude of 710 metres, the statue of Christ the Redeemer is one of the world’s best-known and most-visited monuments. Clad with a soapstone mosaic, the statue is one of Rio’s finest Art Deco monuments at night the shining landmark is visible from all over the city.

From here there are breathtaking views down to the beaches of Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon, the Botanical Gardens, the Jockey Club and Rodrigo Freitas Lagoon. Located around the base of Corcovado and with many springs and waterfalls, the dense Tijuca Forest was proclaimed a National Park in the early sixties.

After the descent through the forest, the tour will make a photo stop at Mário Filho Stadium, known to football fans worldwide as Maracanã, and the nearby Sambódromo, designed by Oscar Niemeyer and the stage for Brazil’s largest and most flamboyant carnival celebrations.
The tour includes a delicious lunch at a typical Brazilian restaurant.

Return to the hotel.
Night in Rio De Janeiro.

Day 10: Rio De Janeiro
Breakfast.
Day at leisure.
Night in Rio De Janeiro.

Day 11: Depart Rio De Janeiro (Flight)
Breakfast.
Transfer to Rio De Janeiro airport for flight to onward destination.

Includes
– Overnights as mentioned in the program
– Breakfast
– Meals indicated in the program
– Program as per description in airconditioned vehicle.
– Internal flight Buenos Aires – Iguazu Falls – Rio De Janeiro.
– Private services with English speaking local guide or SIB (shared) services with English speaking local guide as per detailed info.
– Entrance fees for National Parks & Reserves
– City taxes when applicable
– Tips for porters and at restaurants in Buenos Aires whenever local guide is included.
– All taxes.

Excludes
– Personal Expenses.
– Camera / Video Camera Fees.
– Medical Aid.
– Travel Insurance
– Visa If any.

Hotels

City Night(s) Hotels
Buenos Aires 05 Hotel Pulitzer Buenos Aires
Iguazu Falls 02 Mercure Iguazú Hotel Iru
Rio De Janeiro 03 Arena Leme Hotel
Particulars Price Per Person
02 Pax USD 2054 PP
Single Supplement USD 827 Per Single

 

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PROGRAM – 2
Best of Chile
Duration: 10 Nights / 11 Days
Places: Santiago de Chile – San Pedro de Atacama – Santiago – Torres del Paine – Santiago

Day 01: Arrive Santiago (Flight)
Arrive Santiago.
Transfer to the hotel.
Night in Santiago.

Day 02: Santiago – Calama (Flight)
Calama – San Pedro De Atacama (By Road) (100 Kms. / 1H 20M)
Breakfast.
Santiago City tour.
During this tour around the capital, you will get to know the historical, cultural and modern places of the city of Santiago. The tour begins at the Plaza de la Constitución, where the Government Palace is located, known as “La Moneda”, the Plaza de Armas (Km. 0 of Chile), which is the core of the historical center of the capital, surrounded by historical buildings, such as the Cathedral of Santiago and the post office of Chile.

Close to this historical center are the Central Market; the Museum of Fine Arts, the Lastarria neighborhood and the Santa Lucia hill, there are some stops planned. The tour continues along the most modern sector of the city, while the guide explains the most significant details of the city throughout its history.

Later, transfer to the airport for flight to Calama.
Arrive Calama.

Transfer to San Pedro De Atacama.
San Pedro de Atacama
Located in the heart of the Atacama Desert, San Pedro de Atacama is an oasis, a vital source of life in the driest desert of the world. It is the starting point to explore unique landscapes shaped by valleys, deserts, salt flats, geysers, lagoons and volcanoes. Thanks to its peculiar geography and singular weather conditions, Atacama has the clearest skies, and is therefore home to many international observatories, including ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array) – one of the most important scientific facilities in the world.

Transfer to the hotel.
Night in San Pedro De Atacama.

Day 03: San Pedro De Atacama
Breakfast at the hotel.
Excursion to Atacama Salt Flat & Altiplanic Lagoons.
Lunch-box included.
Early in the morning, we will go to the Altiplanic Lagoons, “Miscanti” and “Miñique”, located 138km away from San Pedro de Atacama at 4,220m height. On the way to Toconao we will have a breathtaking view of the Licancábur volcano.

During the tour we can observe native trees such as the Tamarugo and the Chañar and the contrast between the greenness of the Valle del Jere and the desert. Arriving at the town of Toconao we will visit the main square and the church. The houses built in volcanic stone (Liparita) are worth seeing.

After that, we will ascend the Cordillera de los Andes to reach the Miscanti and Meñiques lagoons of intense blue colour and white coasts surrounded by imposing hills and volcanoes, creating a unique landscape. If there is no wind, we can observe a perfect mirror in its waters, photographing it is a must. These lagoons are protected by Los Flamencos National Reserve. We will then continue towards the Salar de Atacama, Chaxa
Lagoon, where we can observe flamingos and other type of birds.
Return to the hotel.
Night in San Pedro De Atacama.

Day 04: San Pedro De Atacama
Breakfast.
Excursion toTatio Geysers.
*This Tour requires appropriate clothing for temperatures below zero, up to -5º in spring-summer season. Layered clothing is recommended.

Departure from the hotel at 04:30am to ascend to the Geysers del Tatio, located 97 km away from San Pedro and at 4,300m altitude. The journey begins with no sunlight, reaching the Chilean altiplano at approximately 06:45am, with temperatures below zero. In this place we will enjoy breakfast and then a guided walk along the geothermal fields, observing the impressive columns of steam (Geysers), fumaroles, hundreds of boiling water pools and high peaks surrounding us.

This place offers a spectacular view of nature at dawn. Then, we will go to the thermal pools sector (water of 40Cº) where we will have the option of taking a bath. Afterwards, we return to San Pedro through the impressive landscape of the Andes Mountain range, and we will be able to see the Tocorpuri and Sairecahur volcanoes.

Afternoon, excursion to Moon Valley.
Departure to the Moon Valley, located approximately 8km. away from San Pedro de Atacama.
This place was declared a nature sanctuary and is part of Los Flamencos National Reserve, located within the Cordillera de la Sal. It has beautiful shapes and colours and we can walk observing a geological spectacle with sculptural shapes, similar to the lunar surface.

Visit to the statues of salt “Las Tres Marías”, “Las Cavernas de Sal” and “Gran Duna”. Transfer to the Cordillera de la Sal, to enjoy the sunset in all its splendor.
Return to San Pedro De Atacama.
Night in the hotel.

Day 05: San Pedro De Atacama
Breakfast at the hotel
Excursion to Petroglyphs of Yerbas Buenas & Rainbow Valley.
Departure at 08:00 am to the petroglyphs of Yerbas Buenas: the journey goes through one of the routes where pre-Columbian explorers left their mark of a valuable and mysterious cave art information. This excursion allows us to appreciate this valuable art developed and discovered near the Domeyko mountain range.

The route will take us through beautiful landscapes in the Atacama Desert towards the mountain range up to approximately 3,200 meters above sea level. Then, we will take a detour to Rio Grande to visit the largest cave art center in the archaeological site of San Pedro de Atacama. The Petroglyphs of Yerbas Buenas are a set of figures carved in the rock of volcanic ash with zoomorphic and anthropomorphic forms of great beauty, such as camelids, foxes and caravans made by camelid hunters with an approximate antiquity of 4,000 years.

We will continue through a beautiful gorge with lots of vegetation that contrast with its desert environment. Along the route we might see llamas and wild donkeys. Arrival at the Rainbow Valley whose name comes from the innumerable colours of its hills, rich in minerals.

Afternoon, excursion to Cejar, Ojos del Salar & Tebenquiche Lagoon.
Departure at 4:00 p.m. to Cejar Lake, located approximately 20km. away from San Pedro de Atacama. This lake is of great scenic beauty, due to its calypso-coloured waters surrounded by salts of various shapes. Its geomorphological formation is a very particular case in the Atacama salt flat. It is the pink flamingos pathway which is so magical that is worth being photographed. You can experience a one-hour relaxing bath with a surprising floating effect similar to that of the Dead Sea, due to the high salt content.

After this refreshing bath, you will visit the Ojos del Salar Lake some meters apart, which has two pools of fresh water. Finally, the tour concludes in the Tebinquinche Lake, outstanding for having a crust of salt as white as snow, hard and resistant. The immensity of the desert is phenomenal and incredible as you can feel a special connection with nature. Here you will be able to enjoy a fantastic sunset in which the entire chromatic range of reds, blends with the desert along with the whiteness of the salt flat.
Return to the hotel.
Night in San Pedro De Atacama.

Day 06: San Pedro De Atacama – Calama (By Road) (100 Kms. / 1H 20M)
Calama – Santiago De Chile (Flight)
Breakfast at the hotel
Transfer to Calama airport for flight to Santiago.
Arrive Santiago.
Transfer to the hotel.
Night in Santiago.

Day 07: Santiago – Punta Arenas (Flight)
Punta Arenas – Torres Del Paine (By Road) (300 Kms. / 3H 30M)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Walk to the airport .
Easy walking distance Airport Hotel (on client´s own), no guide assistance included.

Flight to Punta Arenas.
Arrive Punta Arenas.
Located on the shores of the Strait of Magellan, Punta Arenas got famous because it was the main port of navigation between the Atlantic and the Pacific Ocean before the opening of the Panama Canal in 1914. Nowadays, it is the most populous and cosmopolitan city in Chilean Patagonia, and gateway to Torres del Paine National Park, Tierra del Fuego and Antarctica. It is also a fantastic place for whale watching, spotting King and Magellan Penguins, visiting history and anthropology museums and even staying overnight at a typical Patagonian Estancia.

Transfer to Torres Del Paine.
Arrive Torres Del Paine.
Torres del Paine is a world-famous national park in Chilean Southern Patagonia, located 112 km north of Puerto Natales. The park extends over 181.414 ha and thanks to its unique landscape with glaciers, granite mountain peaks, pristine lakes and wild fauna including guanacos, condors and pumas, it is considered the 8th Natural Wonder of the World. With 17 hours of daylight during summertime and purple-coloured skies during sunset it is a paradise for hiking and photography lovers!

Transfer to the hotel.
Night in Torres Del Paine.

Day 08: Torres Del Paine
Breakfast at the hotel
Excursion to Navigation Grey Glacier.
This 3 hour boat excursion takes us to Grey Glacier, the largest in Torres del Paine National Park. Starting at Hotel Lago Grey, we will cruise up the lake towards the glacier, which reaches 30m in height and 6km in width. Pieces of ice – both large and small – regularly break off from the front of the glacier, falling into the water with a crack and a splash, and floating away across the lake as fluorescent blue icebergs. We will pass as close as possible in front of the glacier for a close-up view of the majestic sight before returning to the hotel.
Night in Torres Del Paine.

Day 09: Torres Del Paine
Breakfast at the hotel
Excursion to Torres del Paine.
Lunch included
We will pick you up to begin our Torres del Paine full day tour where we will enjoy the views of the landscape from the Sarmiento Lake, Amarga Lagoon and Nordenskjöld Lake viewpoints. In addition, we will pass by the Pehoé Lake and the Paine Waterfall, from where we will have a privileged view to the towers and the Paine River Waterfall.
Return to the hotel.
Night in Torres Del Paine.

Day 10: Torres Del Paine
Breakfast at the hotel.
Excursion to Great Waterfall & Horns Lookout (5 hours) – Shared Service
We will drive about 45 minutes to the parking area of the Great Fall viewpoint. From that place, we start a simple trek. The landscape is of the Patagonian steppe, where it predominates, the calafate (Berberis Microphyla), The Mata Barrosa (Mulinum Spinosum) and the marked burnt forests of Lengas (Nothofagus Pumilio) and Ñirres (Nothofagus Antarctica), that were burnt in the fire in 2011.

We arrive at a viewpoint with an impressive view of Lake Nordenskjöld, with the Horns of the Paine behind in all their magnitude. Also to the left, we have an excellent view to Big Paine Mountain and to the right to Admiral Nieto. Back on the trail, we take a detour on the last stretch of our route and pass through one of the park’s main waterfalls, the imposing Great Fall.
Return to the hotel.
Night in Torres Del Paine.

Day 11: Torres Del Paine – Punta Arenas (By Road) (300 Kms. / 3H 30M)
Punta Arenas – Santiago (Flight)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer to Punta Arenas airport for flight to Santiago.
On arrival, connecting flight to onward destination.

Includes
– Overnights as mentioned in the program
– Breakfast
– Meals indicated in the program
– Program as per description in airconditioned vehicle.
– Internal flight Santiago – Calama – Santiago – Punta Arenas – Santiago.
– Private services with English speaking local guide or SIB (shared) services with English speaking local guide as per detailed info.
– Entrance fees for National Parks & Reserves
– City taxes when applicable
– All taxes.

Excludes
– Personal Expenses.
– Camera / Video Camera Fees.
– Medical Aid.
– Travel Insurance
– Visa If any.
Hotels

City Night(s) Hotels
Santiago 01 Cumbres Lastarria Santiago
San Pedro de Atacama 04 La Casa de Don Tomás El Refugio
Santiago 01 Holiday Inn Airport Santiago Hotel
Torres del Paine 04 Hotel Lago Grey

 

Particulars Price Per Person
02 Pax USD 4787 PP
Single Supplement USD 1195 Per Single

 

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PROGRAM – 3
Highlights of Argentina
Duration: 11 Nights / 12 Days
Places: Buenos Aires – El Calafate – Iguazu Falls – Buenos Aires

Day 01: Arrive Buenos Aires (Flight)
Arrive Buenos Aires.
Transfer to the hotel.

Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina and one of the most interesting metropolises in Latin America. It’s a dynamic and cosmopolitan city with a great cultural and architectural heritage. It’s known worldwide for Tango and football, but also for its cafés, bookstores and theaters.

HD City Tour Southern Districts (4 hours)
During this tour we will discover the highlights of the southern districts of Buenos Aires. We will start at May Square, where the Government House, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the old Town Hall are located. Then we will continue to La Boca, famous for its colorful and picturesque houses on Caminito Street. Finally, we will explore San Telmo, one of the most ancient neighborhoods in town. There we will walk around its cobblestone streets, visit the traditional market, antiques and design stores.
Return to the hotel.
Night in Buenos Aires.

Day 02: Buenos Aires
Breakfast at the hotel

Half-day city tour Northern Districts
During this tour we will discover the highlights of the northern districts of Buenos Aires. The city is known as the “Paris of South America” and we will easily identify why by looking at the architecture of this part of town. We will visit Retiro, Recoleta and Palermo. These neighborhoods have beautiful parks, elegant avenues, residential areas with mansions and embassies and top-class designer shops and restaurants. In Recoleta we will visit the monumental cemetery where Evita Perón and other historical personalities are buried.

Tango lesson + Dinner & Tango Show at La Ventana – Transfers & beverages included.
La Ventana is located in the heart of San Telmo neighborhood, in a fully renovated historic tenement house. The décor pays tribute to the classic porteño culture throughout time. It offers tango lesson followed by dinner and a tango & folklore music show with over 30 artists on stage, including a live orchestra, singers, dancers and a folklore music band.
Return to the hotel.
Night in Buenos Aires.

Day 03: Buenos Aires
Breakfast at the hotel.
Full-day Estancia El Ombú de Areco.
We will visit an estancia in the Pampas, one of the most fertile natural environments in the world, famous for the meat and cereal production.

After about 1:30 drive from Buenos Aires we will arrive at the estancia, where we will be greeted with empanadas (meat pies). We will have a delicious asado (BBQ) for lunch followed by a folk music show and amazing gaucho skill demonstration. There will also be some time at leisure to enjoy the peaceful country life. We can walk around the estancia, ride horses or even take a carriage ride.
We will return to Buenos Aires in the afternoon.
Night in Buenos Aires.

Day 04: Buenos Aires
Breakfast at the hotel.
Excursion to Tigre Delta with lunch on an island.
Tigre is located 30 km away from Buenos Aires, on the Delta of Paraná River. It’s a privileged spot to enjoy
nature and spend time outdoors.

We will drive north and pass by the elegant neighborhoods of Olivos, Martinez and San Isidro, where we will make a short stop at the main square to see the beautiful neogothic cathedral. We will then continue to Tigre and board a river boat. During the boat tour we will be able to see unique weekend houses that are only accessible by water. We will visit only a small part of the huge Paraná Delta that goes over 300 km north. Thanks to the year-round temperate microclimate of the Paraná River delta, very special trees and flowers grow in the area.

We will disembark in one of the islands around noon to have lunch at a restaurant and enjoy some time at leisure.
After lunch, we will take the boat back to Tigre and then take the highway to return to Buenos Aires.
Night in Buenos Aires.

Day 05: Buenos Aires – El Calafate (Flight)
Breakfast at the hotel
Transfer to the airport for flight to El Calafate.

El Calafate is a small village located on the south shore of Lake Argentino. The name comes from a local bush and there’s a legend that says that if you try its fruit, you will come back and visit again. The village is well known as the gate to Los Glaciares National Park and the famous Perito Moreno glacier.

Arrive El Calafate.
Transfer to the hotel.
Night in El Calafate.

Day 06: El Calafate
Breakfast at the hotel.
Full-day Glacier Sur Pioneers.
Shared Service Lunch & NP entrance fee & Transfer included.
This is a great tour to explore Los Glaciares National Park and also learn about the pioneers in Patagonia.
First, we will visit Nibepo Aike, one of the first estancias in Calafate. There we will see a sheep shearing demonstration and how gauchos work, followed by an exquisite Patagonian lamb BBQ for lunch.

Then we will navigate the Rico Branch of the Argentino Lake and disembark at Las Monedas beach, where we will take a soft hike in the forest until we reach an exclusive viewpoint with breathtaking views.

We will embark again and navigate towards the south front of Perito Moreno glacier.
Lastly, we will disembark and have time to walk on the catwalks to admire the majestic glacier from every angle.
Return to El Calafate.
Night in El Calafate.

Day 07: El Calafate
Breakfast at the hotel.
Full-day Glaciers Gourmet Classic.
Shared Service Lunch box included – Entrance fee included

The Southern Patagonian Ice Field is, after Antarctica, the largest concentration of ice on the planet. Its glaciers descend from 1,500 to 200 metres above sea level enabling unique access and viewing of the glaciers.

Los Glaciares National Park offers a magnificent combination of forest, lakes, mountains, ice and steppes with over 200 glaciers. The most renowned are Spegazzini, rising 135 meters above sea level, Upsala covering an entire valley with an approximate extension of 765 Km2 and a length of 53km, and Perito Moreno Glacier, constantly advancing and causing the spectacular rupture of the wall of ice, providing one of Nature’s most impressive sights.

Glaciares Gourmet is a full day journey to one of the most wonderful places in Southern Patagonia. Sailing aboard the exclusive María Turquesa Cruise you will enjoy the highest standard of comfort and gourmet cuisine, for a truly memorable experience.
Return to El Calafate.
Night in El Calafate.

Day 08: El Calafate
Breakfast at the hotel.
Full-day Estancia Cristina Discovery (with transfers)
Shared Service Lunch included.

We depart from Punta Bandera Port at 8:30 am, ferrying on the northern arm of Lake Argentino up to the last permitted point of navigation on the Upsala Channel, where stunning views of the Upsala Glacier await.

After disembarking at Estancia Cristina, each group will be assigned a FWD vehicle with a specialized driver- guide.
We will ride uphill to the spot where we will leave our vehicle.

Once there, we will start a 20-minute walk on glacial erosion terrain up to the Upsala Glacier Lookout Point, which features sweeping views of Lake Guillermo, the imposing Upsala Glacier’s eastern front and the South Patagonian Continental Ice Field.

We will then return to the Estancia for a lunch service of approximately 1 hour.
Afterwards we will visit the Estancia’s Museum, formerly an old shearing shed, where we will learn about the history of the Masters Family pioneers (first owners), and their awe-inspiring experiences on this remote corner of the earth some 100 years ago. There will also be a guided walk by the Caterina River, the well, the Chapel and the Estancia’s colonial main house.
Return to El Calafate.
Night in El Calafate.

Day 09: El Calafate – Buenos Aires – Iguazu (Flight)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer to the airport for flight to Iguazu.

Puerto Iguazu: This city is located in the north-eastern tip of Argentina, near the border with Brazil and Paraguay. It is considered a natural paradise with incredible landscapes thanks to the imposing Iguazú waterfalls, only 17 km away from the city center. A varied offer of natural attractions combine here with interesting cultural and historical places to provide a memorable, enjoyable visit.

Arrive Iguazu.
Transfer to the hotel.
Night in Iguazu.

Day 10: Iguazu
Breakfast at the hotel

Full-day Argentinian Falls.
The Iguazú Falls are made up by more than 250 waterfalls on the Iguazú River, on the border between Argentina and Brazil. The Iguazú National Park protects the Argentinian side of this area where visitors marvel at the breathtaking scenes of exuberant and untouched nature. They were declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1984 and recently, one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature.

A 20-minute ride on the ecological train followed by a walk along a trail will take visitors to the famous and imposing Devil’s Throat, a horseshoe-shaped, 80-meter-high fall. It is simply stunning and astonishing! Visitors can get to know the falls through the Upper and Lower circuits that are circular trails connected one to the other. The Upper one offers panoramic views of some waterfalls from lookout points such as Dos Hermanas, Bosetti, San Martin among others. The Lower Circuit leads to the lower part of the same waterfalls where lagoons are formed.

This tour combines the essence of the Iguazú National Park: the jungle and the falls. Departing from the base of operations, vehicles adapted to this environment will enter into the narrow Yacaratiá trail. During a 5-km ride, expert guides will explain more about the park’s natural wealth. Once we reach Macuco port, semi-rigid boats will be waiting for us to go up the lower Iguazú River for 6 km towards the waterfalls area enjoying fast-flowing rapids. The most exciting part of the adventure comes when the boat faces San Martín waterfall, the biggest one that an embarkation can reach. After that we will return to the port, and after walking uphill 150 mts we will return to the Lower circuit of the park.
Return to the hotel.
Night in Iguazu.

Restrictions: Due to safety and legal matters, this activity is not allowed for children under 12 years old, pregnant women, people with osteoporosis, with back, spine and neck problems, cardiac disease, neurological disorders, COPD, people that recently underwent any type of surgery or people with any physical, cognitive, functional and / or sensorial disabilities or deficiencies unable to respond in an emergency in the rapids of Iguazú River.

Important: Please take into account that steep stairs have to be climbed to reach the zodiacs and you will get completely wet during the boat ride. We highly recommend bringing an extra set of clothes and protect all your personal belongings in the waterproof bags provided by the company. According to the operation of the day, this tour can be organized in the opposite direction.

Day 11: Iguazu – Buenos Aires (Flight)
Breakfast at the hotel.

Half-day excursion to Brazilian Falls.
The Brazilian side is protected by Iguacu National Park and if offers beautiful panoramic views of the Iguazu River canyon and the waterfalls. Once at the Park´s Visitors Center, internal shuttle buses take us to the starting point of the 1500-meter long walkway over the river gully. We will be able to stop at different viewpoints along this trail for unforgettable sights of the falls and the lush subtropical jungle until we get to the highlight of this visit: the Devil´s Throat waterfall.

The stairs or the elevator at this point will take us back to the internal shuttle bus stop.
Notes: as guests will be crossing to another country – Brazil some citizens might need a Visa that shall be obtained prior arrival at South America. Please check this in advance with your local Embassy.

Later, transfer to Iguazu airport for flight to Buenos Aires.
Arrive Buenos Aires and transfer to the hotel.
Night in Buenos Aires.

Optional Excursion
Milonga experience with private lesson (3:30 hours)
Buenos Aires and tango are synonymous; visitors can easily find a tango tour that will include a beautiful stage show that you won’t find outside of Argentina. We want to take you one step further to where the Porteño goes – to a tango milonga. At the milonga, your experience will include an introduction to the codes, traditions, etc. of tango before you have the opportunity to learn tango dancing and enjoy the real tango together with the locals.
Note: on Sundays the class will take place after the milonga.

Day 12: Depart Buenos Aires (Flight)
Breakfast at the hotel
Transfer to the Buenos Aires airport for flight to onward destination.

Includes
– Overnights as mentioned in the program
– Breakfast
– Meals indicated in the program
– Program as per description in airconditioned vehicle.
– Internal flight Buenos Aires – El Calafate – Iguazu – Buenos Aires.
– Private services with English speaking local guide or SIB (shared) services with English speaking local guide as per detailed info
– Entrance fees for National Parks & Reserves
– City taxes when applicable
– Tips for porters and at restaurants in Buenos Aires whenever local guide is included.
– All taxes.

Excludes
– Personal Expenses.
– Camera / Video Camera Fees.
– Medical Aid.
– Travel Insurance
– Visa If any.

Hotels

City Night(s) Hotels
Buenos Aires 04 Hotel Pulitzer Buenos Aires
El Calafate 04 Mirador del Lago
Iguazu 02 Mercure Iguazú Hotel Iru
Buenos Aires 01 Hotel Pulitzer Buenos Aires
Particulars Price Per Person
02 Pax USD 2075 PP
Single Supplement USD 846 Per Single

 

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PROGRAM – 4
Best of Argentina
Duration: 14 Nights / 15 Days
Places: Buenos Aires – Ushuaia – El Calafate – Iguazu – Buenos Aires

Day 01: Arrive Buenos Aires (Flight)
Arrive Buenos Aires.
Transfer to the hotel.

Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina and one of the most interesting metropolises in Latin America. It’s a dynamic and cosmopolitan city with a great cultural and architectural heritage. It’s known worldwide for Tango and football, but also for its cafés, bookstores and theaters.

HD City Tour Southern Districts (4 hours)
During this tour we will discover the highlights of the southern districts of Buenos Aires. We will start at May Square, where the Government House, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the old Town Hall are located. Then we will continue to La Boca, famous for its colorful and picturesque houses on Caminito Street. Finally, we will explore San Telmo, one of the most ancient neighborhoods in town. There we will walk around its cobblestone streets, visit the traditional market, antiques and design stores.
Return to the hotel.
Night in Buenos Aires.

Day 02: Buenos Aires
Breakfast at the hotel

Half-day city tour Northern Districts
During this tour we will discover the highlights of the northern districts of Buenos Aires. The city is known as the “Paris of South America” and we will easily identify why by looking at the architecture of this part of town. We will visit Retiro, Recoleta and Palermo. These neighborhoods have beautiful parks, elegant avenues, residential areas with mansions and embassies and top-class designer shops and restaurants. In Recoleta we will visit the monumental cemetery where Evita Perón and other historical personalities are buried.

Tango lesson + Dinner & Tango Show at La Ventana – Transfers & beverages included.
La Ventana is located in the heart of San Telmo neighborhood, in a fully renovated historic tenement house. The décor pays tribute to the classic porteño culture throughout time. It offers tango lesson followed by dinner and a tango & folklore music show with over 30 artists on stage, including a live orchestra, singers, dancers and a folklore music band.
Return to the hotel.
Night in Buenos Aires.

Day 03: Buenos Aires
Breakfast at the hotel.
Full-day Estancia El Ombú de Areco.
We will visit an estancia in the Pampas, one of the most fertile natural environments in the world, famous for the meat and cereal production.

After about 1:30 drive from Buenos Aires we will arrive at the estancia, where we will be greeted with empanadas (meat pies). We will have a delicious asado (BBQ) for lunch followed by a folk music show and amazing gaucho skill demonstration. There will also be some time at leisure to enjoy the peaceful country life. We can walk around the estancia, ride horses or even take a carriage ride.
We will return to Buenos Aires in the afternoon.
Night in Buenos Aires.

Day 04: Buenos Aires
Breakfast at the hotel.
Excursion to Tigre Delta with lunch on an island.
Tigre is located 30 km away from Buenos Aires, on the Delta of Paraná River. It’s a privileged spot to enjoy
nature and spend time outdoors.

We will drive north and pass by the elegant neighborhoods of Olivos, Martinez and San Isidro, where we will make a short stop at the main square to see the beautiful neogothic cathedral. We will then continue to Tigre and board a river boat. During the boat tour we will be able to see unique weekend houses that are only accessible by water. We will visit only a small part of the huge Paraná Delta that goes over 300 km north. Thanks to the year-round temperate microclimate of the Paraná River delta, very special trees and flowers grow in the area.

We will disembark in one of the islands around noon to have lunch at a restaurant and enjoy some time at leisure.
After lunch, we will take the boat back to Tigre and then take the highway to return to Buenos Aires.
Night in Buenos Aires.

Day 05: Buenos Aires – Ushuaia (Flight)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer to Buenos Aires airport for flight to Ushuaia.

Ushuaia
Lying on the shores of the Beagle Channel, on the “Main Island of Tierra del Fuego “, Ushuaia is considered the southernmost city in the world. Meaning “bay looking west” in aboriginal (Yaghan) language, it is a place surrounded by fantastic landscapes and the closest port to Antarctica: hence named “World Capital of Antarctic Tourism”.

Arrive Ushuaia.
City tour with End of the World Museum.
Ushuaia is one of the southernmost cities in the world and a gate to Antarctica. It has always had a certain mysticism that evokes distant places. On this tour you will discover the old area of the city, its port and its streets going up the steep mountain slopes. Some points of interest that will be seen during the visit are: Bar Ideal, Government House, Beban House, the wrecks of ship Saint Christopher and the Monument to Malvinas Islands. The tour ends at the End of the World Museum (Museo del Fin del Mundo).
Return to the hotel.
Night in Ushuaia.

Day 06: Ushuaia
Breakfast at the hotel.
Excursion to National Park – Shared Service Entrance Fee included.
NOTE: Operates daily. Pick-up starts at 8:30 AM.

This park, located at 12 km from the city center to the southwest of the island, was created in 1960 to preserve and protect the natural fauna and flora of the region. Only nearly 5000 acres of its total area are open to visitors who can enjoy a combination of Sub-Antarctic forest, mountains of the Andes Range and the marine environment of the Beagle Channel. During the excursion you will learn about archeological sites, historical events and wildlife of the island. You will take short walks along some of the trails in the park and stops at some viewpoints such as Roca Lake will allow great pictures to be taken. At Lapataia Bay a wooden sign announces the very end of the national route Nº 3 (or Panamericana Highway as it is called down here).

Return to the hotel.
Night in Ushuaia.

Day 07: Ushuaia
Breakfast at the hotel.
Excursion to Beagle Channel Boat Tour (3 hours) – Shared Service
NOTE: Operates daily at 9:30 AM or 3:30 PM.

This tour starts at the Touristic Pier, sailing across Ushuaia Bay and on to the Beagle Channel. The first stop will be at the Birds Island with its numerous specimens of birds: cormorants, skuas, seagulls, to mention just a few and next, the boat will get closer to the Sea Lions Island where colonies of southern sea lions and southern fur seals constitute the “star attraction”.

Further on you will reach one of the best known pictures of Ushuaia: “Les Eclaireurs” Lighthouse, often wrongly called “End of the World” Lighthouse.
From here you will return to the city.
Transfer to the hotel.
Night in Ushuaia.

Day 08: Ushuaia – El Calafate (Flight)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer to Ushuaia airport for flight to El Calafate.

El Calafate is a small village located on the south shore of Lake Argentino. The name comes from a local bush and there’s a legend that says that if you try its fruit, you will come back and visit again. The village is well known as the gate to Los Glaciares National Park and the famous Perito Moreno glacier.

Arrive El Calafate.
Transfer to the hotel.

Excursion to Nativo Experience (3 hours) – Shared Service Dinner included.
NOTE: departure in the afternoon, time to be determined.

Nativo Experience is a half-day tour along the shores of Argentino Lake on 4×4 vehicles.
The anthropological approach of the excursion focuses on the human presence on these lands, and helps us rediscover the history of pioneers and brave expeditionaries who ventured into the unknown. We will head east of El Calafate, bordering Argentino Lake up to the Mirador del Acantilado (Cliff´s Viewpoint) with panoramic views of the lake and the Andes. After that , we will drive down and will be introduced into the natives’ world with a visit to an archeological site that protects cave paintings. At this point, we´ll be invited to interpret the marks left on the rocks by the first peoples of this region. Lunch or dinner arranged at another cave will put an end to this trip to those ancient times.
Return to the hotel.
Night in El Calafate.

Day 09: El Calafate
Breakfast at the hotel.
Full-day Perito Moreno Glacier – Shared Service with guide – Entrance fee included.
NOTE: Operates daily. Pick-up time starts at 9 AM.

The spectacular Perito Moreno is definitely one of the highlights in South Patagonia. It is located 80 km away from El Calafate. During the drive to the park, the guide will explain all about this famous glacier. You will see the dramatic change in landscape from the steppe in the first 50 km to the colorful Patagonian Andes Forest as you get closer to the park.

Once inside the park, a 5-km circuit of walkways with strategic viewpoints grant amazing panoramic sights of this natural wonder. There will be enough time to walk around and enjoy the breathtaking views.

Experience Nautical Safari (1 hour) – Shared Service
This 1-hour navigation offers the possibility of seeing the spectacular ice walls of the Perito Moreno Glacier and its continuous and thunderous collapses over the Lago Rico.
Return to the hotel.
Night in El Calafate.

Day 10: El Calafate
Breakfast at the hotel
All Glaciers Boat tour (7 hours) – Shared Service Includes transfer to the port.
The excursion starts at 9:00 at Punta Bandera embarkation site, some 40 km away from El Calafate. We will sail along the Brazo Norte (North Branch) of Lake Argentino and after going through the Boca del Diablo (Devil´s Mouth) the boat will head to Upsala Canal navigating among the icebergs that break off the glacier front wall.

After going through the Spegazzini Canal, and with a first view of Seco Glacier, the trip goes on until stopping in front of Spegazzini Glacier. Heim Sur and Peineta Glaciers can also be seen at this point. We will disembark at Spegazzini Base for a short walk along a 300-meter-long path with breathtaking views of the Glaciers Bay.
Lunch can be taken at the refuge there.
We will be back at Punta Bandera by 16.00.
Return to the hotel.
Night in El Calafate.

Day 11: El Calafate
Breakfast at the hotel
HD Estancia Nibepo Aike (5 hours) – Shared Service Includes lunch and activities.
NOTES: Pick-up time starts at 8:30 AM. Return to Calafate is at 3:30 PM.

Nibepo Aike is located inside Los Glaciares National Park, bounded by the Southern Branch of the Argentino Lake and the border with Chile. It covers an area of over 12,000 hectares and offers peace and quiet away from the crowds. Dedicated to cattle rearing and with reminiscence from the times when sheep production was at its height, Nibepo Aike is an ideal spot to experience an authentic Patagonian estancia. Visitors can attend tests for horse reins, sheep shearing demonstration, hikes and horseback riding, among other activities.

The tour ends with an exquisite Patagonian lamb BBQ grilled on a traditional cross stake.
Return to the hotel.
Night in El Calafate.

Day 12: El Calafate – Buenos Aires – Iguazu (Flight)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer to the airport for flight to Iguazu.

Puerto Iguazu: This city is located in the north-eastern tip of Argentina, near the border with Brazil and Paraguay. It is considered a natural paradise with incredible landscapes thanks to the imposing Iguazú waterfalls, only 17 km away from the city center. A varied offer of natural attractions combine here with interesting cultural and historical places to provide a memorable, enjoyable visit.

Arrive Iguazu.
Transfer to the hotel.
Night in Iguazu.

Day 13: Iguazu
Breakfast at the hotel

Full-day Argentinian Falls.
The Iguazú Falls are made up by more than 250 waterfalls on the Iguazú River, on the border between Argentina and Brazil. The Iguazú National Park protects the Argentinian side of this area where visitors marvel at the breathtaking scenes of exuberant and untouched nature. They were declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1984 and recently, one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature.

A 20-minute ride on the ecological train followed by a walk along a trail will take visitors to the famous and imposing Devil’s Throat, a horseshoe-shaped, 80-meter-high fall. It is simply stunning and astonishing! Visitors can get to know the falls through the Upper and Lower circuits that are circular trails connected one to the other. The Upper one offers panoramic views of some waterfalls from lookout points such as Dos Hermanas, Bosetti, San Martin among others. The Lower Circuit leads to the lower part of the same waterfalls where lagoons are formed.

This tour combines the essence of the Iguazú National Park: the jungle and the falls. Departing from the base of operations, vehicles adapted to this environment will enter into the narrow Yacaratiá trail. During a 5-km ride, expert guides will explain more about the park’s natural wealth. Once we reach Macuco port, semi-rigid boats will be waiting for us to go up the lower Iguazú River for 6 km towards the waterfalls area enjoying fast-flowing rapids. The most exciting part of the adventure comes when the boat faces San Martín waterfall, the biggest one that an embarkation can reach. After that we will return to the port, and after walking uphill 150 mts we will return to the Lower circuit of the park.
Return to the hotel.
Night in Iguazu.

Restrictions: Due to safety and legal matters, this activity is not allowed for children under 12 years old, pregnant women, people with osteoporosis, with back, spine and neck problems, cardiac disease, neurological disorders, COPD, people that recently underwent any type of surgery or people with any physical, cognitive, functional and / or sensorial disabilities or deficiencies unable to respond in an emergency in the rapids of Iguazú River.

Important: Please take into account that steep stairs have to be climbed to reach the zodiacs and you will get completely wet during the boat ride. We highly recommend bringing an extra set of clothes and protect all your personal belongings in the waterproof bags provided by the company. According to the operation of the day, this tour can be organized in the opposite direction.

Day 14: Iguazu – Buenos Aires (Flight)
Breakfast at the hotel.

Half-day excursion to Brazilian Falls.
The Brazilian side is protected by Iguacu National Park and if offers beautiful panoramic views of the Iguazu River canyon and the waterfalls. Once at the Park´s Visitors Center, internal shuttle buses take us to the starting point of the 1500-meter long walkway over the river gully. We will be able to stop at different viewpoints along this trail for unforgettable sights of the falls and the lush subtropical jungle until we get to the highlight of this visit: the Devil´s Throat waterfall.

The stairs or the elevator at this point will take us back to the internal shuttle bus stop.
Notes: as guests will be crossing to another country – Brazil some citizens might need a Visa that shall be obtained prior arrival at South America. Please check this in advance with your local Embassy.

Later, transfer to Iguazu airport for flight to Buenos Aires.
Arrive Buenos Aires and transfer to the hotel.
Night in Buenos Aires.

Optional Excursion
Milonga experience with private lesson (3:30 hours)
Buenos Aires and tango are synonymous; visitors can easily find a tango tour that will include a beautiful stage show that you won’t find outside of Argentina. We want to take you one step further to where the Porteño goes – to a tango milonga. At the milonga, your experience will include an introduction to the codes, traditions, etc. of tango before you have the opportunity to learn tango dancing and enjoy the real tango together with the locals.
Note: on Sundays the class will take place after the milonga.

Day 15: Depart Buenos Aires (Flight)
Breakfast at the hotel
Transfer to the Buenos Aires airport for flight to onward destination.

Includes
– Overnights as mentioned in the program
– Breakfast
– Meals indicated in the program
– Program as per description in airconditioned vehicle.
– Internal flight Buenos Aires – Ushuaia – El Calafate – Iguazu – Buenos Aires.
– Private services with English speaking local guide or SIB (shared) services with English speaking local guide as per detailed info
– Entrance fees for National Parks & Reserves
– City taxes when applicable
– Tips for porters and at restaurants in Buenos Aires whenever local guide is included.
– All taxes.

Excludes
– Personal Expenses.
– Camera / Video Camera Fees.
– Medical Aid.
– Travel Insurance
– Visa If any.

Hotels

City Night(s) Hotels
Buenos Aires 04 Hotel Pulitzer Buenos Aires
Ushuaia 03 Hotel Cilene Del Faro
El Calafate 04 Mirador del Lago
Iguazu 02 Mercure Iguazú Hotel Iru
Buenos Aires 01 Hotel Pulitzer Buenos Aires
Particulars Price Per Person
02 Pax USD 2451 PP
Single Supplement USD 1110 Per Single

 

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PROGRAM – 5
Best of Argentina & Chile
Duration: 16 Nights / 17 Days
Places: Buenos Aires – Ushuaia – El Calafate – Puerto Natales – Santiago

Day 01: Arrive Buenos Aires (Flight)
Arrive Buenos Aires.
Transfer to the hotel.

Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina and one of the most interesting metropolises in Latin America. It’s a dynamic and cosmopolitan city with a great cultural and architectural heritage. It’s known worldwide for Tango and football, but also for its cafés, bookstores and theaters.

HD City Tour Southern Districts (4 hours)
During this tour we will discover the highlights of the southern districts of Buenos Aires. We will start at May Square, where the Government House, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the old Town Hall are located. Then we will continue to La Boca, famous for its colorful and picturesque houses on Caminito Street. Finally, we will explore San Telmo, one of the most ancient neighborhoods in town. There we will walk around its cobblestone streets, visit the traditional market, antiques and design stores.
Return to the hotel.
Night in Buenos Aires.

Day 02: Buenos Aires
Breakfast at the hotel

Half-day city tour Northern Districts
During this tour we will discover the highlights of the northern districts of Buenos Aires. The city is known as the “Paris of South America” and we will easily identify why by looking at the architecture of this part of town. We will visit Retiro, Recoleta and Palermo. These neighborhoods have beautiful parks, elegant avenues, residential areas with mansions and embassies and top-class designer shops and restaurants. In Recoleta we will visit the monumental cemetery where Evita Perón and other historical personalities are buried.

Tango lesson + Dinner & Tango Show at La Ventana – Transfers & beverages included.
La Ventana is located in the heart of San Telmo neighborhood, in a fully renovated historic tenement house. The décor pays tribute to the classic porteño culture throughout time. It offers tango lesson followed by dinner and a tango & folklore music show with over 30 artists on stage, including a live orchestra, singers, dancers and a folklore music band.
Return to the hotel.
Night in Buenos Aires.

Day 03: Buenos Aires
Breakfast at the hotel.
Full-day Estancia El Ombú de Areco.
We will visit an estancia in the Pampas, one of the most fertile natural environments in the world, famous for the meat and cereal production.

After about 1:30 drive from Buenos Aires we will arrive at the estancia, where we will be greeted with empanadas (meat pies). We will have a delicious asado (BBQ) for lunch followed by a folk music show and amazing gaucho skill demonstration. There will also be some time at leisure to enjoy the peaceful country life. We can walk around the estancia, ride horses or even take a carriage ride.
We will return to Buenos Aires in the afternoon.
Night in Buenos Aires.

Day 04: Buenos Aires
Breakfast at the hotel.
Excursion to Tigre Delta with lunch on an island.
Tigre is located 30 km away from Buenos Aires, on the Delta of Paraná River. It’s a privileged spot to enjoy
nature and spend time outdoors.

We will drive north and pass by the elegant neighborhoods of Olivos, Martinez and San Isidro, where we will make a short stop at the main square to see the beautiful neogothic cathedral. We will then continue to Tigre and board a river boat. During the boat tour we will be able to see unique weekend houses that are only accessible by water. We will visit only a small part of the huge Paraná Delta that goes over 300 km north. Thanks to the year-round temperate microclimate of the Paraná River delta, very special trees and flowers grow in the area.

We will disembark in one of the islands around noon to have lunch at a restaurant and enjoy some time at leisure.
After lunch, we will take the boat back to Tigre and then take the highway to return to Buenos Aires.
Night in Buenos Aires.

Day 05: Buenos Aires – Ushuaia (Flight)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer to Buenos Aires airport for flight to Ushuaia.

Ushuaia
Lying on the shores of the Beagle Channel, on the “Main Island of Tierra del Fuego “, Ushuaia is considered the southernmost city in the world. Meaning “bay looking west” in aboriginal (Yaghan) language, it is a place surrounded by fantastic landscapes and the closest port to Antarctica: hence named “World Capital of Antarctic Tourism”.

Arrive Ushuaia.
City tour with End of the World Museum.
Ushuaia is one of the southernmost cities in the world and a gate to Antarctica. It has always had a certain mysticism that evokes distant places. On this tour you will discover the old area of the city, its port and its streets going up the steep mountain slopes. Some points of interest that will be seen during the visit are: Bar Ideal, Government House, Beban House, the wrecks of ship Saint Christopher and the Monument to Malvinas Islands. The tour ends at the End of the World Museum (Museo del Fin del Mundo).
Return to the hotel.
Night in Ushuaia.

Day 06: Ushuaia
Breakfast at the hotel.
Excursion to National Park – Shared Service Entrance Fee included.
NOTE: Operates daily. Pick-up starts at 8:30 AM.

This park, located at 12 km from the city center to the southwest of the island, was created in 1960 to preserve and protect the natural fauna and flora of the region. Only nearly 5000 acres of its total area are open to visitors who can enjoy a combination of Sub-Antarctic forest, mountains of the Andes Range and the marine environment of the Beagle Channel. During the excursion you will learn about archeological sites, historical events and wildlife of the island. You will take short walks along some of the trails in the park and stops at some viewpoints such as Roca Lake will allow great pictures to be taken. At Lapataia Bay a wooden sign announces the very end of the national route Nº 3 (or Panamericana Highway as it is called down here).

Return to the hotel.
Night in Ushuaia.

Day 07: Ushuaia
Breakfast at the hotel.
Excursion to Beagle Channel Boat Tour (3 hours) – Shared Service
NOTE: Operates daily at 9:30 AM or 3:30 PM.

This tour starts at the Touristic Pier, sailing across Ushuaia Bay and on to the Beagle Channel. The first stop will be at the Birds Island with its numerous specimens of birds: cormorants, skuas, seagulls, to mention just a few and next, the boat will get closer to the Sea Lions Island where colonies of southern sea lions and southern fur seals constitute the “star attraction”.

Further on you will reach one of the best known pictures of Ushuaia: “Les Eclaireurs” Lighthouse, often wrongly called “End of the World” Lighthouse.
From here you will return to the city.
Transfer to the hotel.
Night in Ushuaia.

Day 08: Ushuaia – El Calafate (Flight)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer to Ushuaia airport for flight to El Calafate.

El Calafate is a small village located on the south shore of Lake Argentino. The name comes from a local bush and there’s a legend that says that if you try its fruit, you will come back and visit again. The village is well known as the gate to Los Glaciares National Park and the famous Perito Moreno glacier.

Arrive El Calafate.
Transfer to the hotel.

Excursion to Nativo Experience (3 hours) – Shared Service Dinner included.
NOTE: departure in the afternoon, time to be determined.

Nativo Experience is a half-day tour along the shores of Argentino Lake on 4×4 vehicles.
The anthropological approach of the excursion focuses on the human presence on these lands, and helps us rediscover the history of pioneers and brave expeditionaries who ventured into the unknown. We will head east of El Calafate, bordering Argentino Lake up to the Mirador del Acantilado (Cliff´s Viewpoint) with panoramic views of the lake and the Andes. After that , we will drive down and will be introduced into the natives’ world with a visit to an archeological site that protects cave paintings. At this point, we´ll be invited to interpret the marks left on the rocks by the first peoples of this region. Lunch or dinner arranged at another cave will put an end to this trip to those ancient times.
Return to the hotel.
Night in El Calafate.

Day 09: El Calafate
Breakfast at the hotel.
Full-day Perito Moreno Glacier – Shared Service with guide – Entrance fee included.
NOTE: Operates daily. Pick-up time starts at 9 AM.

The spectacular Perito Moreno is definitely one of the highlights in South Patagonia. It is located 80 km away from El Calafate. During the drive to the park, the guide will explain all about this famous glacier. You will see the dramatic change in landscape from the steppe in the first 50 km to the colorful Patagonian Andes Forest as you get closer to the park.

Once inside the park, a 5-km circuit of walkways with strategic viewpoints grant amazing panoramic sights of this natural wonder. There will be enough time to walk around and enjoy the breathtaking views.

Experience Nautical Safari (1 hour) – Shared Service
This 1-hour navigation offers the possibility of seeing the spectacular ice walls of the Perito Moreno Glacier and its continuous and thunderous collapses over the Lago Rico.
Return to the hotel.
Night in El Calafate.

Day 10: El Calafate
Breakfast at the hotel
All Glaciers Boat tour (7 hours) – Shared Service Includes transfer to the port.
The excursion starts at 9:00 at Punta Bandera embarkation site, some 40 km away from El Calafate. We will sail along the Brazo Norte (North Branch) of Lake Argentino and after going through the Boca del Diablo (Devil´s Mouth) the boat will head to Upsala Canal navigating among the icebergs that break off the glacier front wall.

After going through the Spegazzini Canal, and with a first view of Seco Glacier, the trip goes on until stopping in front of Spegazzini Glacier. Heim Sur and Peineta Glaciers can also be seen at this point. We will disembark at Spegazzini Base for a short walk along a 300-meter-long path with breathtaking views of the Glaciers Bay.
Lunch can be taken at the refuge there.
We will be back at Punta Bandera by 16.00.
Return to the hotel.
Night in El Calafate.

Day 11: El Calafate
Breakfast at the hotel.
HD Estancia Nibepo Aike (5 hours) – Shared Service Includes lunch and activities.
NOTES: Pick-up time starts at 8:30 AM. Return to Calafate is at 3:30 PM.

Nibepo Aike is located inside Los Glaciares National Park, bounded by the Southern Branch of the Argentino Lake and the border with Chile. It covers an area of over 12,000 hectares and offers peace and quiet away from the crowds. Dedicated to cattle rearing and with reminiscence from the times when sheep production was at its height, Nibepo Aike is an ideal spot to experience an authentic Patagonian estancia. Visitors can attend tests for horse reins, sheep shearing demonstration, hikes and horseback riding, among other activities.

The tour ends with an exquisite Patagonian lamb BBQ grilled on a traditional cross stake.
Return to the hotel.
Night in El Calafate.

Day 12: El Calafate – Puerto Natales (By Road) (274 Kms / 4H)
Breakfast at the hotel
Transfer to Puerto Natales.

Puerto Natales is a city in Chilean Patagonia. It is located 247 km (153 mi) northwest of Punta Arenas and is the primary transit point for travelers to Torres del Paine National Park.

It is located at the opening of Última Esperanza Sound and was originally inhabited by the Kawésqar or Alacaluf people and the Aoniken or Tehuelche people. Later, the city was settled by European immigrants, primarily Germans, and British, including English, Welsh, Scots, Croats, Greeks, Italians, and Spaniards. It was then settled by Chilean people, with a substantial number coming from the island of Chiloé, all attracted by the sheep breeding industry.

Arrive Puerto Natales.
Transfer to the hotel.
Night in Puerto Natales.

Day 13: Puerto Natales
Breakfast at the hotel.

Torres del Paine National Park Excursion (10 hours) – Shared service with guide
Departure from your hotel to the Milodón cave located 24 kilometers north of Puerto Natales. Before reaching the cave, the access road passes through the “Silla del Diablo”, a name that comes from the popular imagination given to a rocky structure with the appearance of an armchair which is said to have been the “seat” of the Mylodon and that the legend became “devil”.

At the end of the visit, we will continue along the new access road to the Torres del Paine National Park, being able to observe lagoons and mountain ranges along the way.

Next, it is possible to admire the beautiful landscape that surrounds us from the Mirador del Lago Grey (view towards the Gray Glacier, the Macizo del Paine, and the Lago del Toro). A couple of kilometers further on it is possible to see the Cuernos del Paine, reaching the fork that takes us to the Grey Lake area. In this sector, we can take a pleasant walk along the shore of Lake Grey and if the conditions help us, it is possible to access the viewpoint of the Grey Peninsula.

Inside the park to take a moment of rest with the option of having lunch. (It is recommended to take the box lunch option, as the restaurant is full in high season and valuable time is lost during the waiting).

At the end of this restful break, we begin the second stage of our visit to Torres del Paine National Park, heading to the Salto Grande sector. We will visit the Mirador del Lago Nordenskjold and we will continue to enjoy various views on our undulating route that gradually brings us closer to the Laguna Amarga sector.

After admiring this pleasant show, we will return to the city of Puerto Natales passing through the Mirador del Lago Sarmiento, arriving in the late afternoon, and bringing with us an unforgettable experience.
Return to the hotel.
Night in Puerto Natales.

Day 14: Puerto Natales
Breakfast at the hotel.
Excursion to Balmaceda & Serrano Navigation – Shared Service (11 hours)
Discover the incredible world of the fjords. Along the way, you will be able to appreciate native flora and fauna, visit the Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers, and enjoy a delicious whiskey with millennial ice. The excursion ends with lunch at Estancia Perales, where you will be able to taste a typical dish of the area, the Magellanic lamb.
Return to the hotel.
Night in Puerto Natales.

Day 15: Puerto Natales – Santiago (Flight)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer to the Puerto Natales airport for flight to Santiago (Chile).

Santiago is the capital of Chile, and it is located on the banks of the Mapocho River, the place that was founded by the Spanish conqueror Pedro de Valdivia in 1541. Santiago is positioned as a leading city in Latin America, currently being the economic and administrative center of the country, which is home to the largest percentage of the population of Chile. The main wine valleys of the country surround the city and export wines of excellent quality to the whole world. To the east side, the majestic Andes Mountain Range, connects with the city of Mendoza, in Argentina.

Arrive Santiago.
Transfer to the hotel.
Night in Santiago.

Day 16: Santiago
Breakfast at the hotel.

Santiago City tour.
Visit the highlights of Santiago city while learning about the history, customs, traditions, and culture of the Chilean people. We will pass through the historical, cultural, and modern spots, such as Constitución square, where the Presidential Palace is located (known as “La Moneda”); the “Plaza de Armas”, which is the city’s main square, and the Km. 0 of Santiago; the Catholic Cathedral, a national monument; the Central Market, where the Chilean idiosyncrasy converges and the Lastarria neighborhood ending with a sightseeing on the modern city area.
Return to the hotel.
Night in Santiago.

Day 17: Depart Santiago (Flight)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer to Santiago airport for flight to onward destination.

Includes
– Overnights as mentioned in the program
– Breakfast
– Meals indicated in the program
– Program as per description in airconditioned vehicle
– Internal flight Buenos Aires – Ushuaia – El Calafate and Puerto Natales – Santiago.
– Private services with English speaking local guide or SIB (shared) services with English speaking local guide as per detailed info
– Entrance fees for National Parks & Reserves
– City taxes when applicable
– Tips for porters and at restaurants in Buenos Aires whenever local guide is included.
– Tips for porters and at restaurants in Santiago whenever local guide is included.
– All taxes.

Excludes
– Personal Expenses.
– Camera / Video Camera Fees.
– Medical Aid.
– Travel Insurance
– Visa If any.

Hotels

City Night(s) Hotels
Buenos Aires 04 Hotel Pulitzer Buenos Aires
Ushuaia 03 Cilene Del Faro Hotel
El Calafate 04 Mirador del Lago
Puerto Natales 03 Costaustralis Hotel
Santiago 02 Cumbres Lastarria Santiago
Particulars Price Per Person
02 Pax USD 2968 PP
Single Supplement USD 1290 Per Single

 

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