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ArgentinaBest of Argentina: Iguazu Falls, Patagonia and Buenos Aires

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Experience a combination of Argentina's buzzing city life and outdoor adventure in this 13-day trip! From tango dinner shows and sightseeing in Buenos Aires, to hiking along the mighty Iguazu Falls, to exploring the country’s Antarctic south, this itinerary is perfect for families, couples, or small groups looking to discover Argentina's wild side.
Trip highlights
  • Countryside
    Countryside
  • Walking and trekking
    Walking and trekking
  • City
    City
  • Horseback riding
    Horseback riding
  • Sailing activities
    Sailing activities

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Day 1: Arrival in Buenos Aires

Welcome to Argentina

· Arrive at the airport and transfer to your hotel, the adventure begins now.

· Enjoy a tour of the magnificent city of Buenos Aires - often called the Paris of South America with its outdoor cafes and beautiful buildings.

· Explore Casa Rosada, Plaza de Mayo, and Puerto Madero.

Visited:
Buenos Aires

Day 2: Gauchos and the Buenos Aires countryside

· An optional excursion to an Argentine Estancia! Meet the Gauchos, horses and breathe in that fresh countryside air.

· Spend a day in the country and discover local traditions and of course indulge in the home-cooked dishes from the region

· Visit Santa Susana ranch and enjoy a free carriage ride!

Visited:
Buenos Aires

Day 3: Day of discovery in Buenos Aires

Argentina’s vibrant capital

· Enjoy a free day to discover the vibrant city. We offer Bike Tours, Walking Tours and of course Tango Classes.

· Take to the night for some delicious food, pop into a local wine shop or simply put your feet up and relax. 

Visited:
Buenos Aires

Day 4: The waterfalls of Iguazu

Experience the natural wonders of Iguaçu

· Transfer to the airport for your flight to Iguaçu from Buenos Aires! Getting excited!

· We begin the rainforest adventure with an excursion to the panoramic Brazilian Falls. 200+ waterfalls cascade along the Argentina and Brazilian border.

· Arrive at Porto Canoes and enjoy a private dinner. 


Day 5: Iguaçu National Park

Visit Argentina's greatest natural sights

· A tour of the Argentine Falls and Iguazu National Park will be organized today. 

· Hike along the Lower Trial and discover the Hidden Falls - pack a raincoat or let the sun dry you off after.

· Trek along the Upper Trial and the falls at 'Devil's Throat.' Feel the immense power of this element.


Day 6: Onwards to Patagonia!

Heading south

· Catch a flight to El Calafate, your door to Patagonia in Argentina.

· Arrive at your stunning hotel outside Glacier National Park. Step outside today for some fresh mountain air.

· Rest up in the evening and enjoy your overnight stay. We will be sure to send some tips for dining this evening to celebrate your arrival to the region.


Day 7: Glacier National Park, Argentina

Take in some of the world's finest glaciers

· Set off to Perito Moreno Glacier, 80km from El Calafete. Today you will need a charged camera and some good shoes for walking.

· Perito Moreno is the only glacier in the world not in retreat. This massive ice sheet is revered for its beauty and deep blue colors.

· Enjoy a nautical tour, taking you up to the wall of ice.

Visited:
El Calafate

Day 8: El Calafate & the environs

· Enjoy an optional trip to the Estancia Cristina Ranch. An excursion that immerses you into the cultural landscape of Patagonia.

· Take a private tour of the stunning Upsala Glacier area. Turquoise waters, massive ice walls and snowcapped peaks is the backdrop to this activity.

· Take a 4x4 and visit the shelter of Hielos Continentales. Another option for the day - taking you off road and deeper into the mythical land.

Visited:
El Calafate

Day 9: Tierra del Fuego, Land of Fire

Head to Ushuaia for your next adventure!

· Flight to Ushuaia. For clear days, it pays to stay awake and get a window seat.

· On arrival, transfer to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day free at leisure. Get acclimatized to being at the end of the Earth. 


Day 10: Tierra Del Fuego

Explore the mysterious 'Land of Fire'

· Enjoy a trip to the world’s southernmost National Park. Not only known for its flora and fauna, but for its unique history.

· Uncover the unique ecosystem of Tierra del Fuego. Options to visit with an expert guide are available and recommended.

· Visit Lapataia Bay, Lake Roca, and other breath-taking sites. 

Visited:
Ushuaia

Day 11: The locals, penguins and sealions

All aboard the boat!

· Head off to the Beagle Channel to visit the native penguins. Keep your distance and enjoy viewing them in their natural environment.

· Continue to Martillo Island and see the breeding site for many of the regions birds. 

· Land on Gable Island and visit the coastal beaver dams. An often overlooked animal and site - this is sure to put the cherry on the cake.

Visited:
Ushuaia

Day 12: Dinner & wine experience in Buenos Aires

· Plane back to Buenos Aires today, time to say goodbye to the wilderness of Argentina.

· Settle back into your hotel for the final day of adventure and indulgence.

· Tonight you are treated to a dinner and class on how to make win-based cocktails. Eat, drink and enjoy on your final night.


Day 13: Ciao Buenos Aires

Your adventure comes to an end...

· Transfer to the airport for your flight home. Be sure to pick up some Alfajores and Empanadas for the journey.

We hope you've had an incredible time! Safe travels in the future.


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Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

For 2 Adults
SeasonPrice Per Adult
Average trip price
From January to December $1,680

Included in the price:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • In-trip ground transportation
  • Activities according to your customized trip
  • Airport transfers
  • 24/7 local agency support
  • Trip creation with an expert local agent

Not included in the price:

  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Meals and beverages not indicated
  • Personal expenses
  • Service gratuities
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
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