Unforgettable Argentina

Tour Overview:
• Discover the vibrant, passionate, and cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires.
• Admire the impressive Iguazu waterfalls, one of the New 7 Natural Wonders of the World, roaring in the middle of the rainforest.
• Tour around the Valdes Peninsula to spot the local wildlife, especially on its shores, such as penguins, whales, killer whales, sea lions and elephant seals.
• Explore the southernmost city in the World, Ushuaia, on the shores ofthe Beagle Channel.
• Visit the gateway to the majestic world of the glaciers: El Calafate.

Day 1: Buenos Aires  (- / - / -)

Upon arrival, our staff will be waiting for you at the airport to transfer you to the selected hotel.

Overnight in Buenos Aires

Day 2: Buenos Aires  (B / - / -)

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a morning city tour, pick up from your hotel.

The tour includes attractions such as the 9 de Julio Avenue, the Obelisk and Corrientes Street; we will see the Plaza de Mayo, 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, the tour will go to La Boca Neighborhood located in the south of the city. There will be a stop 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, you will have a panoramic view of Puerto Madero – the old port of the city that was turned into one of the most exclusive gastronomic and residential areas in Buenos Aires. 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, cafes and fancy restaurants that are worth a visit. Here will be the last stop to walk to the cemetery area and its surroundings.

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 3: Buenos Aires   (B / - / -)

Breakfast at the hotel.

Day at leisure.

Overnight in Buenos Aires

Day 4: Buenos Aires / Puerto Iguazu Falls (B / - / -)

Breakfast at the hotel.

At the set time we will transfer you to the airport to board the flight to Puerto Iguazu. Upon arrival, our staff will be waiting for you to transfer you to your hotel.

Overnight in Puerto Iguazu

Day 5: Puerto Iguazu Falls (B / - / -)

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning tour of the Argentinean Falls.

We will move from Puerto Iguazu to the entrance of the Iguazu Falls National Park. A professional guide will accompany us to take us through the Park's footbridges to appreciate the exceptional scenery offered by the Falls. First, we will discover the charming rainforest of Iguazu through the footbridges of the lower tourist circuit. Then, we will walk along the upper tourist circuit to see the magnificent panoramic views of the smaller falls and the delta that forms at the top of the Iguazu River. Then, the tour will reach the famous Garganta del Diablo, where we will get an indescribable mix of beauty, energy, sounds and images as we witness the power of nature at its best. At the end of the day, we will return to the hotel.

Overnight in Puerto Iguazu

Day 6: Puerto Iguazu  (B / - / -)

Breakfast at the hotel. 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 Iguazu

Day 7: Puerto Iguazu / Puerto Madryn  (B / - / -)

Breakfast at the hotel.

At the set time, we will transfer you to the airport in Puerto Iguazu. Upon arrival at the airport in Trelew, one of our representatives will be waiting to escort you to your hotel located in Puerto Madryn.

Overnight in Puerto Madryn

Day 8: Puerto Madryn  (B / - / -)

Breakfast at the hotel. Today enjoy a tour to Peninsula de Valdés *

Few places in the world offer the possibility to observe in their natural environment so many species. Giant whales at few meters, sea lions and elephant seals, penguins, numerous birds, guanacos, and other terrestrial species are concentrated in this Nature Reserve of 360 hectares. The main stop is in Puerto Pirámides where, depending on the season, you can go on a whale watching sailing tour (optional) and have lunch (not included). In case of going on the North Peninsula Valdes Tour, lunch time will be in the Estancia Rincon Chico. Continuing the land tour, subject to season, weather or tides will be visited in different order or combined with other stops: Caleta Valdés, Punta Cantor and Punta Norte to observe elephant seals, penguins, and sea lions. Penguins are also possible to be seen during certain months on the north side of the peninsula.

(*) Depending on the season, we will operate the tour to the Northern or to the Southern Section of the Peninsula.

Overnight in Puerto Madryn

Day 9: Puerto Madryn  (B / - / -)

Breakfast at the hotel. Day at leisure.

OPTIONAL ADDITIONAL TOUR: Punta Tombo Excursion

We will start the tour in the morning heading south to the Punta Tombo Provincial Reserve, which contains the largest breeding colony of Magellanic penguins in the world. After a journey of approximately two and a half hours along the Patagonian routes, we will arrive at the reserve. The visit includes a tour around the trails of this wonderful penguin colony and the impressive Punta Tombo Interpretation Center. Lunch is free and it is on the passenger's account.

In the afternoon, we will return to Puerto Madryn.

Overnight in Puerto Madryn

Day 10: Puerto Madryn / Ushuaia  (B / - / -)

Breakfast at the hotel.

At the set time, we will transfer you to the airport in Trelew. Upon arrival at the airport in Ushuaia, one of our representatives will be waiting to escort you to your hotel.

Overnight in Ushuaia

Day 11: Ushuaia  (B / - / -)

Breakfast at the hotel. Depart on a full day excursion to the Tierra Del Fuego National Park.

Tierra del Fuego National Park is located 12 km from Ushuaia. It is the only park in our country that has a seacoast. Its vegetation and waters frame the view of the Beagle Channel. In the first part of the tour we will border the Pipo River and cross a valley occupied by peat bogs (these are ecosystems that contain dead organic matter, derived from plants that have adapted to live in conditions of abundant water and scarce oxygen and nutrients). Then, we will go to Roca Lake where we will make an interpretation tour and have time for a coffee service (not included).

Following the last stretch of the road, we will arrive at Lapataia Bay and at the end of National Route No3. From this point you will be able to access the coasts of the bay. This is an ideal place for bird watching in the region.

Overnight in Ushuaia

Day 12: Ushuaia  (B / - / -)

Breakfast at the hotel.

Day at leisure.

OPTIONAL ADDITIONAL TOUR: Sea Lion Island Navigation

We will leave from the Tourist Pier in the city of Ushuaia. We will cross the Bay of Ushuaia until we reach the Beagle Channel through Paso Chico. From there, we will sail around the Isla de Pájaros and the Isla de Los Lobos. When we arrive at Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse, we will be able to appreciate the colonies of Imperial Cormorants and Rock Cormorants.

At the end of the journey, you will be dazzled by the view of the mountain range that surrounds the city of Ushuaia. It is a tour of great historical value.

Overnight in Ushuaia

Day 13: Ushuaia / El Calafate  (B / - / -)

Breakfast at the hotel. At the appointed time, we will transfer you to Ushuaia airport. Upon arrival at El Calafate airport, one of our representatives will be waiting for you to accompany you to the selected hotel.

Overnight in El Calafate

Day 14: El Calafate  (B / - / -)

Breakfast at the hotel. Depart on a full day excursion to the Perito Moreno Glacier.

Departing in the morning from El Calafate, after 80 km you reach the western end of the Peninsula de Magallanes from where the walk along the walkways begins. Here you can spend the time you want to this amazing place, with various stops at panoramic points within the National Park. The walkways are 3 km long. They are located at different levels and allow you to contemplate the glacier from different perspectives and balconies. Depending on the physical conditions, you can reach the lower balconies and near the glacier or stay on the first balconies easily accessible for anyone.

Overnight in El Calafate.

Day 15: El Calafate  (B / - / -)

Breakfast at the hotel. 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 16: El Calafate  (B / - / -)

Breakfast at the hotel.

At the set time, you will be transferred to the airport to take your flight.

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 fees to Iguazu National Park (Argentinian side)

  • Entrance fees to Peninsula de Valdes

  • Entrance fees to the Tierra del Fuego National Park

  • Entrance fees to the Perito Moreno Glacier

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