Glaciers, Falls & Tango

Plan your adventure

 

  • Tour both sides of Iguazú Falls’ majestic waterfalls and wander the national park splitted between Argentina and Brazil.
  • Walk alongside Patagonia’s Perito Moreno Glacier, and enjoy a sexy tango show in cosmopolitan Buenos Aires.
  • Best time t travel: From October to April
 

In this 8-day journey to Argentina you’ll travel from the steamy jungles of Iguazú to the cool glaciers of Patagonia. Argentina’s dramatic landscapes and rich culture will make it easy to fall in love with South America.

Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to your tour to Argentina- Buenos Aires - Day at leisure

  • Transfer from the airport to your hotel - Day at leisure

 

  • Transfer from the airport to your hotel – Day at leisure

Upon arrival,we will drive you to the city and you’ll have the rest of the day to enjoy Buenos Aires at your own pace. Buenos Aires is a marvelous, energetic, cosmopolitan city, full of color and different styles of architecture. 

The capital of Argentina, and described as the Paris of South America, Buenos Aires proudly embraces its title, and also shows off plenty of its own culture! Argentinians are usually eager to host visitors; if you walk the streets with a map, someone will surely stop and ask if you need directions…that’s just our spirit! 

 

Say Hueque Tips

Our recommendations for your first day in Buenos Aires:

  • Don’t know where to start? Don’t worry, che! (“che” means “guy” in Argentina). For this first day, feel free to wander the cobblestone streets lined with outdoor cafes, enjoy the mouthwatering aroma of world-famous Argentine beef sizzling on an open parrilla (barbeque), and browse the local antique and artisan markets that offer plenty of bargain shopping.

 

Day 1

Day 2

Discover Buenos Aires
City Tour & Tango show

  • Half-day city tour through Buenos Aires
  • Dinner and tango show Buenos Aires

 

  • Half-Day city tour through Buenos Aires

In the morning we will pick you up from your hotel to enjoy our 5-hour Buenos Aires city tour—you will be swept away by the highlights of our beloved Buenos Aires! Over the course of a half-day you will have the chance to visit the historical and political center of the city; Plaza de Mayo and the Pink House (the presidential house).

Next, we’ll move on to San Telmo, with its cobblestone streets and the oldest residential neighborhood, and then to La Boca where Buenos Aires turns colorful and tango is ever-present. Come walk Caminito street and dance with the locals. The next stop is the chic and aristocratic Recoleta, where the big palaces remind us why Buenos Aires is called the “Paris of the South”.

 

  • Dinner and Tango Show 

In the evening we’ll pick you up from your hotel to take you to a mystical place where you’ll discover one of our most ancient traditions. Tango is more than our national dance… tango is our immigrant origins, the talent of our local artists, the sensuality of Argentine women and our way to deal with a broken heart; dancing our way through tragic, and yet eternal, love stories.

Tonight you will enjoy a 3-hour professional display of tango and music with a group of local artists onstage immersed in an elegant and alluring place. The manners, ambience, clothes and dance steps which tango-lovers used to practice 100 years ago will come to life again and you will travel back in time for a night.

This spectacular tango show in Buenos Aires will be accompanied by delicious Argentine and international cuisine. Dinner is all-inclusive, beverages included so you can lose yourself in the ethereal taste of Malbec wine. At the end of the evening, around midnight, you will be driven back to your hotel, fully in love with the bohemian spirit of our incredible city.

 

Say Hueque Tips

  • What you need to know about tango culture in Buenos Aires

Tango is, all in all, a cultural experience that’s deeply rooted in Argentine hearts. Where do regular people go to dance tango? There are an immense number of dance halls or milongas in Buenos Aires. Some of our favorites are La Viruta -beginners friendly- and Salon Canning -with more advanced clientele- in Palermo neighbourhood. Tango has evolved a big deal in the past years, and now there are also LGBT milongas that encourage a most inclusive practice. 

Day 2

Day 3

Tour in Argentina
Travel to El Calafate

  • Transfer from your hotel to Buenos Aires airport
  • Transfer from El Calafate airport to your hotel - Day at leisure

 

  • Transfer from your hotel to Buenos Aires airport

Today, continue your 8-day journey in Argentina flying to El Calafate home of Southern Patagonia’s crown jewel: the Perito Moreno glacier. The Perito Moreno glacier is one of the only glaciers in the world that’s still advancing.  Though it’s not the only glacier in the area is the one that made the city of El Calafate famous worldwide.

 

  • Transfer from El Calafate airport to your hotel – Day at leisure

Southern Patagonia welcomes you with open arms. Upon arrival, we will bring you to your hotel and have the remainder of your day to relax or explore the surroundings.

El Calafate has been considered capital of the glaciers. Located at the shore of Lago Argentino (the southernmost, largest Patagonian lake) it’s also home to the Spegazzini glacier, which forms the natural border between Argentina and Chile, and the Upsala Glacier, named Glaciar del Gigante (Giant’s glacier) it’s the biggest glacier that sits at the mouth of Lake Argentino.

But there is much more to see in El Calafate than glaciers. Make the most of your free day and discover other secret gems of the region.

 

Say Hueque Tips 

Our recommended activities in El Calafate for your day at leisure:

  • Glaciers are main attractions that you can visit via hiking or a boat ride, but you have a lot more to discover about Argentine rural culture. On your free day, you can  visit a typical Patagonian finca (ranch) and learn all about  Argentine rural culture, the traditions of the gaucho (cowboy) and enjoy a great asado (barbecue).
  • If you feel like exploring a bit on your own today, you can visit Laguna Nimez, a nearby natural reserve where pink flamingos – and many other native species – roam freely!

 

Day 3

Day 4

El Calafate
Perito Moreno Glacier tour

  • Full-day Perito Moreno Glacier tour with boat trip

 

  • Perito Moreno glacier tour – Meet the icy giant of Patagonia

During the morning, we will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to Glaciers National Park to enjoy the 6-hour Perito Moreno Glacier tour.  You will travel about 25 miles from El Calafate to the park, enjoying the views of the Patagonian steppe. Once inside the park, you will take walkways to explore the different viewpoints, and you’ll feel unbelievably close to Perito Moreno Glacier. If you’re lucky, you may even get to see a piece of ice break off and fall from the glacier wall, sinking forever into the lake below.

Over the course of about one hour, a bilingual guide will provide you with all the information you might want to know…and things you may have never thought about. After this visit, you will take a boat ride that will bring you close enough to fully appreciate the 262-foot ice walls of Perito Moreno! With this tour, you’ll never feel closer to this gigantic and impressive natural masterpiece. At the end of the day, we will drive you back to your hotel.  

 

Say Hueque tips

  • Walk over the Big Ice

Have you ever imagined walking across the surface of a glacier? Well, this is your chance! The Mini Trekking tour will allow you to trek on Perito Moreno Glacier… This is one of our favorite Patagonia outings; we’re sure you won’t regret it.  This is an optional excursion you can add to this day. 

Day 4

Day 5

Tour in Argentina
Travel from El Calafate to Puerto Iguazú

  • Transfer from your hotel to El Calafate airport
  • Transfer from Puerto Iguazú airport to your hotel - Day at leisure

 

  • Transfer from your hotel to El Calafate airport

Say a brief goodbye to Buenos Aires and get ready to continue your 8-day trip through Argentina. In the morning, you’ll be picked up and driven to the local airport to take your flight to Puerto Iguazú, the gateway city to the famous Iguazú Falls.

 

  • Transfer from Puerto Iguazú airport to your hotel – Day at leisure

Upon arrival, we will meet at the airport and drive you to your hotel in Puerto Iguazú. The small border town of Puerto Iguazú is the gateway to visit the impressive Iguazú Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders and a UNESCO World Heritage site, making it a must-see destination for any traveler visiting Argentina. 

 

Say Hueque Tips

Our recommended activities to spend your day in Puerto Iguazú:

  • You can visit “Hito tres fronteras”, a viewpoint west of the town center that stands high above the turbulent reddish-brown junction of the Iguazú and Paraná rivers, which also form the Triple Frontera, or Triple Border between Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. There is also a craft market!
  • Or you may visit Güirá Oga (the house of birds in native Guaraní language), the sanctuary for animals hurt by illegal hunting and trapping.
  • If you feel really adventurous, take a bike tour through the rainforest with an specialised guide, and discover the flora and fauna, the sounds of the jungle, the trail of little native mammals and the traditions of the Guaranies.
Day 5

Day 6

Iguazú Falls tours, Argentinian side

  • Tour to Iguazú Falls National Park, Argentinian side

 

  • Wander Iguazú Falls National Park and meet The Devil’s Throat

Today our driver and bilingual guide will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the National Park, on the Argentinian side. Enjoy a 7-hour tour wandering through the rainforest in Iguazú!

The falls are surrounded by a humid subtropical forest where the exuberant vegetation is home to many different animals and birds. Our guide will help you spot some of them: ant birds, toucans, manakins, parrots, coatis, just to name a few of the most common birds. Lower and upper walkways weave in and around falls permitting up close and personal experiences with this magnificent spectacle of nature. 

The Argentine side of the falls is filled with a myriad of paths and walkways and stairways which allow you to have an experience from many different perspectives. You will have the chance to meet “The Devil’s throat”: the largest of the falls and for many the most spellbinding. To get to the “Devil’s throat” you take the ecological train and then walk out along boardwalks. After walking and taking pictures of animals and plants, you will have some free time to eat lunch in this amazing environment. At the end of your tour to Iguazú Falls, we will drive you back to your hotel.

 

Say Hueque Tips

  • Would you love to have a “Great Adventure”?

The “Great Adventure” (gran aventura) is an optional tour you can add on this day. You will take an open air jeep through the rainforest and then a zodiac open air boat ride up the river to the base of the falls (there is a 100% chance that you will get soaking wet on this boat trip, so be sure to take some extra clothes!).

 

Day 6

Day 7

Iguazú falls tours, Brazilian side
Travel back to Buenos Aires

  • Tour to Iguazú Falls, Brazilian side
  • Transfer from your hotel to Puerto Iguazú airport

 

  •  Visit the Brazilian side of Iguazú National Park

After breakfast, enjoy a 3-4  hour tour to the Brazilian side of the Iguazú Falls. While Argentina has 80% of the falls on its side, Brazil has the best panoramic view. On the Argentinian side you will have the sensation of being right inside the falls, but only by visiting the Brazilian side you will fully appreciate the immensity of Iguazú falls. Take your time to enjoy it and feel it, to stroll the different walkways and feel the spray of water in your face. Take the boardwalk over the Salto Santa María, it feels like walking on the water. Get closer to the “Devil’s Throat” and feel the power of water! We are sure this is a day you will never forget. At the end of the day we will drive you back to your hotel.

 

  •  Transfer from your hotel to Puerto Iguazú airport

At the appropriate time we will drive you to the airport to take your flight back to Buenos Aires where upon arrival, you will have a transfer to your hotel. 

Enjoy your night in one of the many milongas (tango houses) in the city. Don’t be shy! If you can cross the Patagonian glaciers, meet giant whales and brave the largest waterfalls in the world, then you can definitely mingle with Argentine locals in their favorite dance spots.  

 

Say Hueque Tips

  • What should I bring to the Iguazú Falls Brazilian tour?

For the tour to the Brazilian side of the Iguazú Falls, don’t forget your passport! You will be crossing the border. If you are required to have a visa to enter Brazil, take it with you during the excursion. A good repellent and sun blocking is always a must when you visit the rainforest. 

Day 7

Day 8

The end of your 8-day tour to Argentina

  • Transfer from your hotel to Buenos Aires airport

 

  • Transfer from your hotel to Buenos Aires airport 

At the appropriate time, we’ll drive you to the international airport where you’ll take your flight back home, ¡buen viaje! (good trip!).

 

  • How would you like to spend your last day of your 8-day trip to Argentina? Here are some ideas:

You can explore the cobblestone, tree-lined streets of Palermo Soho in search of some one-of-a-kind Porteño fashion stores or discover the graffiti circuit. 

You may stop by one of our historic cafés (named “cafés notables”) located all over the city and have a “cortado”, the most popular Argentine coffee choice.

If you’re leaving on a Saturday or Sunday, you may have the chance to visit one of the city markets, only open during weekends. 

 

Day 8

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USD 1247

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  • Prices in US Dollars.
  • Valid until April 2022 (ask for prices in Christmas and New Year).
  • Prices are per person, based on 2 people in double occupancy. Single rates are available on request.
  • Flights are not included in the price, but can be arranged on request.
  • We care deeply about our planet, as we know you do. When you book with us, the carbon emissions from your trip are 100% offset. We are working to create more sustainable, responsible and meaningful ways of exploring South America.

INCLUDED

  • Transfers and tours mentioned in the itinerary
  • 3-night accommodation in a hotel (Buenos Aires), 2-night accommodation in a hotel (El Calafate), 2-night accommodation in a hotel (Puerto Iguazú)
  • Daily breakfast
  • Meals: Dinner (day 2)
  • Bilingual Guide (English /Spanish)

NOT INCLUDED

  • International or domestic flights
  • National Park entrance fees
  • Travel / Medical Insurance – To get a free quote please follow this link: World Nomads
  • Iguazú Eco Fee: Only payable in cash at your hotel. It varies from $2 usd to $4 usd per guest per night depending on the category of your hotel.
  • Brazilian Visa- Citizens of some nationalities (exempting US, Canada, Japan and Australia) are required to present a tourist visa to enter Brazil. Please check the requirements with the consulate of your country.

FLIGHTS NEEDED
FOR THIS ITINERARY

Buenos Aires – El Calafate - Iguazu Falls – Buenos Aires

Flights in South America cost approximately $100 to $250 USD per segment (destination). We offer special rates on flights for this tailor-made itinerary.

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