Buenos Aires - Iberá Wetlands - Iguazú Falls - El Calafate
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”.
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.
Tango is, all in all, a cultural experience that’s deeply rooted in Argentine hearts. Where do regular people go dancing tango? There is 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.
In the morning, you will be brought to Tigre where you will take a boat to a small island. This is where you will enjoy your breakfast and charge up on energy for your day. During the time frame of 2hr 30min, you will kayak through diverse scenery while your guide informs you on the characteristics of the ecosystem. Returning from this journey, you will eat lunch in a restaurant on the island and will have plenty of free time to relax and walk around the parks, forests, and nature reserves of the island.
Early the next morning, we will bring you to the domestic airport where you will take your flight to Posadas where this kayak and boat trip travel experience continues. Upon arrival, we’ll drive you to Iberá.
Upon arrival to Iberá, you will be transferred to Aguape Lodge – located on the edge of the lagoon the center of the natural reserve of Iberá. After you’ve stored your belongings in the hotel and have rested, you’ll have your first excursion on a boat to the information center.
An experienced guide will provide you with valuable information about the functioning ecosystem, different types of possible danger, etc. Once you’ve received all the necessary information, you will take a 2km path where you’ll begin spotting howler monkeys. During the last hour, you will walk across a 300mt wooden bridge that goes over the marshes. From there it is very easy to see capybaras, deer, alligators, herons amongst other types of wildlife.
With an area of over 3 million acres, Ibera is an authentic sanctuary where you can observe wildlife and enjoy how close you can get to the animals’ natural habitat without disturbing them. Some of the animals you will be able to spot during the 6-hour Nautical Safari are: Giant Anteaters, river otter, foxes, marshland deer, crocodiles, boars, and more than 350 different types of birds.
You will then enter the zone of “crystal waters” where you will observe different aquatic plants, floating islands that form different shapes and canals, and the animals of the area. We will make a stop for a picnic lunch out in the open in contact with nature. Depending on the weather and how the “floating islands” have formed, you will most likely have a chance to explore these little islands.
In the morning we’ll drive you on a 4-hour trip to Posadas, and from there you’ll take a regular bus to Puerto Iguazú (300 km, about 5 hours).
Upon arrival, we’ll pick you up 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.
In the afternoon, you’ll have a private visit to “Project Mate”, a local community of Guaranies (indigenous culture of Misiones) where you’ll take a walk through the jungle accompanied by a representative of the local community and learn about their traditions and lifestyle.
The Guaranies (the original word meaning “man”) are a group of indigenous South American towns that are geographically located in Paraguay, the northeast of Argentina, south and southwest of Brazil, and the southeast of Bolivia, next to Uruguay. Many of these people have learned Spanish, and some have even studied law in order to defend the rights of their community.
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!
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.
In the “Great Adventure” (gran aventura) 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!). At the end of the experience, we will drive you back to your hotel.
In the morning, you will begin your kayak tour in the Arroyo Urugua-i. During 6 hours, a specialized guide will accompany you while you journey through different landscapes and views.
You will have the opportunity to appreciate the greenery from a close-up view. Being so close to nature, it’s quite probable that you will see animals and birds that stay away from the national park due to the large amount of people that go there. You will have plenty of time to swim and sunbathe before you return.
In the afternoon, our driver and guide will pick you up from the hotel to drive you to the border, and from there head to the Brazilian National Park. Here you will have the chance to complete your experience with probably the best panoramic views. Take your time to enjoy it and feel it. We are sure this is a day you will never forget.
Continue your kayak and boat trip experience through rivers and lakes of Argentina and travel to Patagonia!. Early in the morning, we’ll pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the airport to take your flight directly to El Calafate.
Upon arrival, we will bring you to your hotel and have the remainder of your day to relax or explore the surroundings.
El Calafate is home to Perito Moreno Glacier, the only glacier in the world that’s still advancing. Though it’s not the only glacier in the area, it’s the one that made the city of El Calafate famous worldwide as “the 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.
Our recommended activities in El Calafate for your free day:
This excursión permits you to travel through the Upsala Canal in its totality (an excursion that was closed for several years due to icebergs blocking the way) and to kayak through its enormous icebergs. With professional guides and small groups of kayakers, the tour begins with a boat ride down Lake Argentino. While the participants are getting used to the surroundings, the guide will share important information with you about the plant life and wildlife of the area.
After the boat ride, the participants will receive the necessary equipment and the instructions that will prepare you for your first kayak tour in Patagonia (the level of difficulty will change based on each group and the weather conditions).
For two hours, your journey will be guided through the Upsala Canal, where you will begin learning about the region while enjoying the amazing view of Patagonia. In the afternoon you will return to the hotel.
The bus will pick you up at Puerto Bajo de las Sombras, where you will take the boat Tehuelche across the Brazo Rico (Rich Arm) for 10 minutes till you reach the west coast.
You will be able to explore the glacier for 3 hours, for which you will need special shoes that will allow you to walk better on the ice. You will be exploring right along with your guides, and in a little more than an hour, you will arrive at a lookout point where you will be able to actually enter the glacier. Once inside, you can observe the blue lagoons, deep crevices, enormous sinkholes and caves. You will have half an hour to eat lunch and will then walk back to the boat for your return.
This is the end of your kayak and boat trip experience through the rivers and lakes of Argentina. At the appropriate time, we’ll drive you from your hotel to the airport and you’ll catch your flight to Buenos Aires.
FLIGHTS NEEDEDFOR THIS ITINERARY
Buenos Aires - Posadas - Iguazu - El Calafate - Buenos Aires
Flights in South America cost approximately $150 to $350 USD per segment (destination).
We offer special rates on flights for this tailor-made itinerary.
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