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Argentina

Best of Argentina: Buenos Aires, Iguazu, Patagonia

12 days | 11 nights
Private tour
From 2159USD per person
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Have you always wanted to explore the extensive beauty of Argentina? This tour will take you to the absolute best 3 places to visit in the country. Start with South America's most popular city, Buenos Aires, the world capital of tango and the most exciting point of entry into the region. Take a stroll on 'El Caminito' street museum, wander through the Recoleta cemetery, La Boca soccer stadium and stop at many world-class museums nestled among the city's European-influenced architecture. Visit Iguazu National Park, the largest waterfall system in the world listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With 275 individual waterfalls spread across the Argentinian and Brazilian borders, Iguazu is one of the 'New Seven Wonders of Nature'. Discover the treasures of Patagonia while exploring Ushuaia, the Tierra del Fuego National Park, the Beagle Channel, the roaring Perito Moreno glacier as well as the Upsala and Spegazzini glaciers that sit like kings in Los Glaciares National Park. An impressive 12-day journey to experience the unexpected contrasts locked within the Argentinean land. 

Destinations

Argentina

Trip at a glance

Visits

Iguazu Waterfalls, Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego National Park, Beagle Channel Cruise, Perito Moreno Glacier, El Calafate, Los Glaciares National Park, One Tango Show Dinner, Parana River Cruise

Accomodation

11 nights in 3 or 4* premium hotels

Transportation

3 cruises: Beagle Channel (Ushuaia), Lake Argentino (El Calafate), Parana Delta (Buenos Aires)

First category private tourist vehicule for all transfers (except on day 7: shared transfer)

Dates and Prices

Arrival date

Trip details

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Buenos Aires

Morning

Arrival at Ezeiza, Buenos Aires international airport. 

Meet and greet with your private English-speaking guide. 

Transfer to your hotel in the city centre (45 min). 

Evening

Free evening. 

Overnight at your hotel in Buenos Aires. 

Day 2 Buenos Aires: Recoleta, Palermo Neighboroods

Morning

Drive through La Recoleta, one of the historical central neighborhood in Buenos Aires. 

Visit La Recoleta Cemetery, home of over 6,400 graves, famous for being Eva Perón's resting place. 

Drive to Palermo, the city's largest district and venture into the upmarket Palermo Chico and explore the fashionable streets of Palermo Soho. 

End of the tour. 

Afternoon

Afternoon at leisure. 

Evening

Free evening. 

Overnight at your hotel in Buenos Aires. 

MEALS
  • Breakfast at the hotel

Day 3 Full day tour at Iguazu Falls Argentina

Add a thrilling jet boat tour to your day.  We advise you to wear a swimsuit and bring changing clothes as you will get to the foot of the waterfalls. 

Morning

Morning transfer to Buenos Aires domestic airport (30 min) and assistance with check-in. 

Direct flight to Puerto Iguazu, border city with Brazil and Paraguay (1 hour 50 min). 

Transfer to Iguazu National Park (15 min) on the Argentinian side, where 80% of the waterfalls are located. 

Afternoon

Walk along a series of boardwalks to catch spectacular views of the falls and the occasional monkeys and toucans that inhabit the nearby forest. 

For the adventurous traveler, speed boat rides are available (not included). Be ready to get wet as they take you to the foot of the falls. 

End with a train ride to the Devil's Throat, the tallest of all the waterfalls with a sheer 260-foot drop (80 metres). 

At the end of the afternoon, transfer to Puerto Iguazu (30 min). 

Evening

Free evening. 

Overnight at your hotel in Puerto Iguazu. 

MEALS
  • Breakfast at the hotel

Day 4 Half-day tour at Iguazu Falls in Brazil

You might need to request a visa from your home country to enter Brazil. Please check with your Embassy or Consulate at least 3 months before your trip.

Remember to bring a change of clothes and swimsuit! 

Morning

Cross the Brazilian border to get to the other side of the falls (1h).

Experience the falls from a stunning angle on the Brazilian side (half-day).

This part of the park runs through a thicker forest with a lusher vegetation, the waters of the falls are more rugged and louder than on the Argentinean side. A close encounter with the local fauna and flora. 

Transfer to Puerto Iguazu. 

Afternoon

Afternoon transfer to Puerto Iguazu airport (40 min), check-in. 

Direct flight to Buenos Aires (1 hour 50 min). 

Arrival at about 8pm, transfer to your hotel downtown. 

Evening

Free evening. 

Overnight at your hotel in Buenos Aires. 

MEALS
  • Breakfast at the hotel

Day 5 Buenos Aires: Plaza de Mayo, San Telmo, La Boca, Puerto Madero Neighboroods

Morning

Discover the historical center on a guided walking tour that will take you through the emblematic Plaza de Mayo and stop for pictures in front of la Casa Rosada, the pink Presidential Palace. 

Drive to San Telmo, the city's oldest neighborhood with its many busy cafes, tango parlors and antique shops lining the cobblestone colonial streets. A neighborhood much loved by local artists and dancers.

Take time to tango around the colorful 'El Caminito' street museum, once home to Italian immigrants. 

Afternoon

Stroll around Puerto Madero, a pioneer project for the rehabilitation of the city's old docks. 

Evening

Free evening. 

Overninght at your hotel in Buenos Aires. 

MEALS
  • Breakfast at the hotel

Day 6 Flight to Ushuaia, Tierra Del Fuego National Park

Morning

Early morning transfer to Buenos Aires domestic airport, assistance with check-in. 

Direct flight to Ushuaia (3 hours 40 min). 

Meet and greet at the airport with your guide and driver who will take you to the hotel. 

Afternoon

7-mile drive to Tierra del Fuego National Park. 

Enjoy some of the short walks within the 240 square mile National Park (630 km²) where you can spot red wolves, beavers, rabbits and foxes that have long become permanent residents in the area.

End of the afternoon at leisure. You can shop for souvenirs in town. Look for the traditional 'bombilla', the handcrafted leather satchel used by locals to drink their 'mate'. 

Evening

Free evening. 

Overnight at your hotel in Ushuaia. 

MEALS
  • Breakfast at the hotel

Day 7 Half-day Beagle Channel Cruise, free time

Morning

Board your cruise and set a course across Ushuaia's wide bay through the Beagle Channel, a strait in the Tierra del Fuego archipelago at the southern tip of South America. Sailing time: 2 hours and 30 min. 

Sail past Mount Olivia and Cinco Hermanos onto Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse, Seal Lion Island and Despard Island, home to a colony of imperial cormorants. 

Afternoon

Afternoon at leisure. There are plenty of things to do in Ushuaia. You can book a tour to the Estancia Haberton, the oldest ranch in the region, ride a zodiac to Martillo Island to step amongst the colonies of Magellanic and Gentoo penguins or hop on 'The End of The World' steam engine train for a ride on the heritage railway inside the Tierra del Fuego National Park (not included). 

Evening

Free evening. 

Overnight at your hotel in Ushuaia. 

MEALS
  • Breakfast at the hotel

Day 8 Flight to El Calafate, Perito Moreno Glacier

Morning

Morning transfer to Ushuaia airport (15 min), assistance with check-in. 

Direct flight to El Calafate (1 hour 20 min). 

Arrival to the town of El Calafate located on the shores of Lake Argentino, transfer to your hotel (20 min), check in. 

Meet with your private driver and guide and drive along Lake Argentino (the largest freshwater lake in the country) towards Los Glaciares National Park (90 min). 

Arrival at Perito Moreno glacier, named after the Argentinian explorer Francisco Moreno Pascacio. 

Afternoon

Easy hike on the boardwalk to get different views of the 18-mile long (30 km), 3-mile wide (5 km) Perito Moreno glacier.

Get your camera ready and lend your ear as the massive shards of ice snap off the glacier in a tremendous roar causing mini-tsunamis in their fall. 

Evening

Free evening. 

Overnight at your hotel in El Calafate. 

MEALS
  • Breakfast at the hotel

Day 9 Full day cruise to Uspala and Spegazzini Glaciers

Morning

Transfer to Punta Bandera (45 min). 

Board your 5-hour cruise to the Uspala and Spegazzini glaciers located inside Los Glaciares National Park. 

The 38-mile long (47 km), 3-mile wide (5 km) and 200-foot tall (60 m) Upsala glacier is the largest in the park and the longest in South America, spreading over 230 square miles (590 km²).  

The access to the Upsala glacier is often restricted due to icebergs making the passage impossible. 

Afternoon

On your way to the Spegazzini glacier, enjoy the views of the Onelli and Agassi glaciers and the occasional iceberg. 

Sail on to the Spegazzini glacier, an impressive 440-foot tall wall of ice (135 m). 

Disembark and transfer to your hotel in El Calafate. 

Evening

Free evening. 

Overnight at your hotel in El Calafate. 

MEALS
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Box lunch

Day 10 Flight to Buenos Aires, tango show

Morning

Free morning, with time for souvenir shopping. 

Afternoon

Transfer to El Calafate airport (20 min). 

Direct flight to Buenos Aires (3 hours). 

Transfer to your hotel downtown (30 min). 

Evening

At about 8pm, transfer to a traditional café where you will spend the evening (10 min).

Dinner at a hundred-year old tango institution in the capital followed by a 1h30 tango-show.

At about 11pm, transfer to your hotel (10 min). 

Overnight at your hotel in Buenos Aires. 

MEALS
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Dinner with drinks included

Day 11 Half-day Tigre and Parana delta cruise

Morning

Morning, transfer to the peaceful town of Tigre (1 hour), named after the jaguars, locally known as 'tigres'. 

Board in your delta cruise (40 min) and explore the naturally-formed canals. 

During this popular day trip, you will learn how life on the rural islands works and sail among abandoned ships and stilted houses.

Afternoon

Transfer back to Buenos Aires (1 hour). 

Rest of the afternoon free. 

Evening

Evening free. 

Overnight at your hotel in Buenos Aires. 

MEALS
  • Breakfast at the hotel

Day 12 Departure

At the indicated time, transfer to Buenos Aires international airport (45 min). 

Check-in and assistance. 

MEALS
  • Breakfast at the hotel

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Services

What's included

Accommodation

Nights
11 nights in 3 or 4* premium hotels

Meals

Bed & Breakfast plan
11 breakfasts (day 6 not included because of early departure)
Full board plan
11 breakfasts + 11 lunches (including several lunch boxes) + 11 dinners (including 1 tango show)

Transportation

Cruise
3 cruises: Beagle Channel (Ushuaia), Lake Argentino (El Calafate), Parana Delta (Buenos Aires)
Vehicule
First category private tourist vehicule for all transfers (except on day 7: shared transfer)

Orientation

Guide
Private English-speaking local guide for all excursions mentioned

Entrance Fees

France

What's not included

  • Domestic Flights: 1140 USD/Person
  • International Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Extra Meals
  • Drinks
  • Tips

Important notes

When traveling to Patagonia, we recommend you to bring: a warm and and waterproof jacket (Gore-Tex), a pair of gloves, a wool hat, a scarf, quality sunglasses, sun block, a daily backpack, hikking/walking waterproof shoes, a medical kit.

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