Highlights of Argentina

Tour Overview:
• Discover the vibrant, passionate and cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires.
• Admire the impressive Iguazu waterfalls, one of the New 7 Natuarl Wonders of the World, roaring in the middle of the rainforest.
• Be amazed by the mythical Patagonia and the glaciers diving into the turquoise waters of the glacial lakes.
• Visit the gateway to the majestic world of the glaciers: El Calafate.

Day 1: Buenos Aires (- / - / -)

Upon arrival at Buenos Aires airport, you will be met by our representative and escorted to your hotel. Our representative will assist you with check-in procedures and provide you with a detailed itinerary, covering all the services included in your tour and additional information on the organization of your Argentina trip. You will also receive a contact information sheet with all the hotel details as well as our offices contact information and a 24-hour emergency number.

Overnight in Buenos Aires

Day 2: Buenos Aires  (B / - / -)

Breakfast. Depart on a morning city tour.

The tour includes attractions such as the 9 de Julio Avenue, the Obelisk and Corrientes Street. The first stop will be in the Plaza de Mayo so as to visit the Cathedral and the Cabildo (Old City Hall). After that, the trip will continue towards the most traditional neighborhood of Buenos Aires, San Telmo, which is characterized by its old colonial houses and the cobblestoned streets. Later on, the tour will go to La Boca Neighborhood located in the south of the city. There will be a new scheduled stop so as to look around the colorful zinc houses that make up this area of Buenos Aires and that used to be the refuge and home for the first immigrants and popular artists. Soon after, the vehicle continues to Puerto Madero – the old port of the city that was turned into one of the most exclusive gastronomic and residential areas in Buenos Aires. The tour will go to Palermo: one of the most extended areas in the city and where it is possible to find the popular woods of Palermo with more or less 300 ha (741 acres) of gardens and artificial ponds surrounded by elegant buildings. Finally, the last point in the tour is Recoleta, which is one of the most selected neighborhoods and where, among other attractions, the Recoleta Cemetery can be found. Also, there are bars, cafés and fancy restaurants that are worth a visit.

Balance of the day at leisure.

Overnight in Buenos Aires

Day 3: Buenos Aires  (B / - / -)

Day at leisure.

OPTIONAL ADDITIONAL TOUR: Tango Show and Dinner at Café de Los Angelitos

“Cafe de los Angelitos” is a live witness of more than one hundred years of Buenos Aires history with a parade of the most outstanding personalities of the political and artistic atmosphere from the 20th century. The mystical coffee house, inaugurated in 1890 with name of Bar Rivadavia by the Italian Bautisto Fazio, became a meeting point for “compadritos” (swaggerers) and “malandras” (scoundrels) towards the end of the 19th Century. With rudimentary premises and a dirt floor, the place was a scenario for the verbal duels of gaucho minstrels Gabino Ezeiza, Higuito Cazon and Jose Betinotti Remodeled again following an ambitious architecture project, conformed by three levels, it exhibits luxury and distinction every night with 21 artists that perform this live show.

Overnight in Buenos Aires

Day 4: Buenos Aires – Iguazú Falls (B / - / -)

At the set time you will be transferred to Buenos Aires airport.

Upon arrival at Puerto Iguazú airport, you will be met by our representative and escorted to your hotel.

Overnight in Puerto Iguazú

Day 5: Iguazú Falls  (B / - / -)

Breakfast. Depart on a full day Iguazú Falls Excursion (Argentinian Side).

The park was created in 1934 with the main aim to protect the majestic Iguazu Falls. In 1984, the UNESCO declared this place Natural World Heritage due to the beauty of the scenery and the biological diversity in this subtropical rainforest. The visit to the Iguazu National Park can be done via 3 circuits and on catwalks, best known as Lower Path, Higher Path, and the Devil ́s Throat Path. The Lower Path is a 1,200-metre-walk (0.8 miles) that gives a great view of most of the rapids and falls from a front and lower point of view. The distances range from a bird’s eye point of view of The Devil’s Throat together with several Brazilian rapids, to spectacular close-ups to other falls. This walk has some high difficulty level due to the number of steps along the way. (Approximate duration: 2 hours).

The Higher Path is a 1,300-metre-walk (0.9 miles) that will raise every visitor ́s adrenaline level because of the vertigo of being at the edge of some waterfalls. This walk has breathtaking sceneries from a cliff-point outlook, and this is the less effort demanding walk of the three traditional ones. No steps along the way. (Approximate duration: 1 hour). The Devil’s Throat must be accessed via the Ecological Jungle Train, and everyone must get off at the stop named after this waterfall. From there, there is a stroll along the catwalk which is a winding path that goes around the islands for 1,100 meters (0.7 miles) and ends in the large balconies located on the edge of falls. There are no steps along the path. (Approximate duration: 2 hours).

Overnight in Puerto Iguazú

Day 6: Iguazú  (B / - / -)

Day at leisure. OPTIONAL ADDITIONAL TOUR: Brazilian Falls Excursion

The Iguazu National Park is in the extreme west of the State of Paraná in Brazil and borders on Argentina. The park has an area of 185 thousand hectares which are joined, through the Iguazu River, to the 67 thousand hectares of the Iguazu National Park in Argentina. It was declared Natural Heritage of Humanity in 1986 by UNESCO. We will start the tour at the Visitors' Center that operates as an embarkation and disembarkation center for visitors, since to access the walkways, it is necessary to get on modern panoramic buses that will take us inside the park. The extension of the footbridges is 1,200 meters from where a spectacular panoramic view of the 275 jumps that make up the Iguazu Falls is obtained. The most important falls on the Brazilian side are four: Floriano, Deodoro, Benjamin Constant and Salto Union. At the end of the tour. We will access the panoramic elevator that will allow us to get to the bus that will leave us again at the access gate.

Overnight in Puerto Iguazú

Day 7: Iguazú – El Calafate  (B / - / -)

At the set time you will be transferred to Puerto Iguazu airport. Upon arrival at El Calafate airport, you will

be met by our representative and escorted to your hotel.

Overnight in El Calafate

Day 8: El Calafate  (B / - / -)

Breakfast. Depart for a full day tour of the Perito Moreno Glacier.

Today, you will leave in the morning to visit the renowned Perito Moreno glacier, unique on the planet in its constant forward movement. Along the 85 km (53 mi) that you will drive to get to the park, you will discover many Andean pre-cordillera sites that are worth seeing or recording on camera and by the Argentino Lake you will access the National Park “Los Glaciares”. Along Brazo Rico River you will start to spot the floating icebergs until you are finally able to gaze in all its awe this natural wonder considered World Heritage by the United Nations. You will take the paths and enjoy some time to observe and to have lunch. Then, in the afternoon you will go back to the hotel.

Overnight in El Calafate

Day 9: El Calafate  (B / - / -)

Day at leisure.

OPTIONAL ADDITIONAL TOUR: Rivers of Ice Navigation

We start at El Calafate towards Punta Bandera Port 60 km away from town. The first part of the sailing is on the northern arm of Lake Argentino across the Boca del Diablo, the narrowest part of the lake. Then you will go to the Upsala channel and the Spegazzini channel where you are able to see, at the end of each channel, the respective glaciers. The navigation runs between spectacular icebergs of immense size and varied forms. From the boat you will see, among others, the Upsala and the Spegazzini glaciers, the largest and highest respectively among all glaciers in the park. Keep in mind that boats have very good heating, and you only need to go out on deck in case you want to take pictures.

For those passengers wishing to make the trip in a more exclusive class, there is also the Captain's Club (VIP Captain's Club). This room, with capacity for 18 people, includes Open Bar with cafeteria and drinks, a 4 steps menu (breakfast, appetizer, lunch and toast with the captain) combined with a unique panoramic view of the glaciers. Furthermore, you will have preferential location within the boat and a host and guide available throughout the tour.

Overnight in El Calafate

Day 10: El Calafate  (B / - / -)

At the set time you will be transferred to El Calafate airport.

Inclusions:

· Transfers Airport – Hotel – Airport in each city

· Excursions as outlined in the program

· Daily breakfast at the hotel

· Accommodation in First Class Hotels

· Permanent assistance in each destination

· Entrance fee to Iguazu National Park (Argentinian side)

· Entrance fee to Los Glaciers National Park

Exclusions

· International or domestic airfare

· Services and non-mentioned meals in the itinerary. Drinks

· Early check-in, late check-out and hotel extras

· Personal expenses

· Tips for guides and hotel staff