Patagonia, Wine & Falls

Plan your adventure

  • Travel to Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina and a hub for sensual tango and bustling culture. 
  • Fly to Iguazú Falls and wander through the rainforest of Argentina.
  • Travel to Mendoza, a region overflowing with wine and tasty delicacies and finish your journey in Patagonia.
  • Best time to travel: From October to April

Enjoy a 12-day travel itinerary to Argentina starting in Buenos Aires, walk the cobblestone streets, discover the most famous pizza parlors on Corrientes Ave., and browse the high-fashion boutiques of the bohemian Palermo district. Then fly to different regions and finish your trip in Patagonia, the secluded land of adventure travel. Visit the picture-perfect town of Bariloche. Sail across Lake Nahuel Huapi and explore the most beautiful beaches and waterfalls.

 

Itinerary

Day 1

Enjoy your Argentina vacation
Start in Buenos Aires

  • 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

Buenos Aires city tour & tango show

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

 

  • 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 on stage immersed in an elegant and alluring place. The manners, ambiance, 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 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 neighborhood. 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

Continue your vacations in Argentina
Travel to Iguazú Falls

  • Transfer from your hotel to Buenos Aires airport
  • Transfer from the airport to your hotel in Puerto Iguazú - Day at leisure

 

  • Transfer from your hotel to Buenos Aires airport

Say a brief goodbye to Buenos Aires and get ready to continue with your Argentina exciting travel itinerary. In the morning, we’ll pick you up and drive you to the local airport to take your flight to Puerto Iguazú.

 

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

Upon arrival, we will meet you 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 a 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 3

Day 4

Iguazú Falls, 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!

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: antbirds, 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 Argentinian 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 the experience, 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 airboat 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 4

Day 5

From Iguazú travel to Mendoza
The land of Argentina Malbec

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

 

  • Transfer from your hotel to Puerto Iguazú airport

Today, we’ll pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the local airport—it’s time to continue your vacations in Argentina exploring the Wine Country! 

 

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

Upon arrival at Mendoza airport, we will drive you to your hotel. Mendoza is Argentina’s main wine region, the heartland of Malbec grape (and other tasty types) and home of impressive mountains like the forbidding Aconcagua, the tantalizing summit for seasoned climbers around the world. it’s the top eclectic destination of Argentina. 

From snow-capped mountains to untamed rivers and sunny vineyards, there is an option for every taste.  This is the perfect destination for romantic getaways but also the right place to go for healthy impressive outdoor sports—adventurous, hiking, rafting, rappel and zipline among many others. Summertime is the best period for adventure!

 

Say Hueque Tips

Our recommended activities in Mendoza:

  • Take a horseback riding and relax in one of the most stunning natural settings around the Andean Mountain Range. Know and watch the flora, fauna, geology, traditions, gastronomy and history of the region. 
  • Explore the area of Chacras de Coria in an original way by biking through the Wine Road of Lujan de Cuyo. Ride along with beautiful country houses, luxuriant tree-lined roads visiting world-class vineyards 

 

Day 5

Day 6

Mendoza wine tours

  • Half-day wine tour

 

  • Half-day wine tour 

Take a 4-hour trip to visit two of the best wineries in the area with a small group and a bilingual guide. Discover Argentina’s most famous wines and learn the secrets of the wine-making process directly from the experts.

We’ll travel 30 min. away from the city of Mendoza to Lujan de Cuyo, where a combination of fertile valleys and high mountains create the perfect conditions for world-renowned wineries to settle down. Today, you’ll travel around the area and soak up the wine philosophy, all while tasting the delicious, locally-produced Cabernet and Malbec grapes, and guided by a wine expert. In the afternoon we’ll take you back to your hotel to enjoy another relaxing evening in town.

 

Day 6

Day 7

Mendoza, high mountain tour

  • Full-day high mountain tour

 

  • Discover the treasures of Los Andes mountain range

Have you already climbed high in life? Today is your chance! You’ll visit the Cordillera de los Andes, one of the largest range of mountains in the world and the backbone of Latin America.

This day starts really early in the morning right after breakfast. We will pick you up at your hotel and take you to a 12-hour experience where you will visit stunning viewpoints and discover forbidding views of Mount Aconcagua (22600 feet above sea level), the second-highest peak in the world after the Himalaya Range.

We’ll take National Route 7 to get to the impressive Potrerillos’ viewpoint where sits its colossal dam at the edge of the enthralling Cacheuta Valley, famous for its thermal waters. Further ahead, the Puente del Inca will arise on the verge of river Las Cuevas. This beautiful natural monument is famous for its healing hot springs and its golden-tinted rocks. 

From here, you will also appreciate the magnificence of Mount Aconcagua, the “colossus of America”. Next stop will beg Los Penitentes, the famous ski center, and at Las Cuevas (at 10500 feet above sea level ) town we’ll stop to have lunch (not included) before heading to the Cristo Redentor de Los Andes (Andes Christ Redeemer). 

Only in Summertime and if weather permits, we will be able to reach the giant bronze statue, created in 1904 to preserve peace between Chile and Argentina. In the afternoon, after having visited all these paradises on high, we will drive you back to your hotel.

 

Say Hueque Tips

  • What to wear for the high Andes tour?

Bring comfortable clothes, a light jacket in Summer (you always get cold in higher areas) and a thicker one in Winter. Sunglasses and sun-blocking are important items too, as well as mineral water and some pesos in cash.   

 

Day 7

Day 8

Continue your vacations in Argentina
Travel to Bariloche

  • Transfer from your hotel to Mendoza airport
  • Transfer from Bariloche airport to your hotel - Day at leisure

 

  • Transfer from your hotel to Mendoza airport

It’s time to fly to the Lake District, the next stop on your travel itinerary through Argentina. We’ll drive you to the domestic airport where you’ll take a short, 3-hour flight to Bariloche. 

 

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

Upon arrival, we’ll be waiting to drive you to your hotel and you’ll have the rest of the day to enjoy the surroundings. Bariloche sits at the southern coast of Nahuel Huapi, a glacier-water lake with enthralling islands and beaches. Hills and mountains framing the area allow visitors to enjoy all sorts of hiking trails and winter sports (Cathedral Hill is home to the biggest ski slopes in South America), as well as some mesmerizing views of the natural wonders of Patagonia.

This region has it all — horseback riding through the Patagonian steppe, navigations through pristine blue-green waters, and the most mouthwatering chocolate in the country!

 

Say Hueque Tips

Our recommended activities for your free day in Bariloche:

  • Visit Playa Bonita, it is on km 8 of Av. Bustillo (there are public buses leaving from downtown every twenty minutes). During summer months, on hot days, it gets full up with families and brave people who jump into the cold waters of Nahuel Huapi!
  • Take a horseback ride through a long-living cypresses and coihues forest, surrounded by mountains and glacier streams until reaching an excellent panoramic view of the outstanding Patagonian landscape. Set off along the shore of the lake to complete this beautiful two hour horseback riding experience.

 

Day 8

Day 9

Bariloche, history and nature

  • Full-day visit history and nature of Bariloche

 

  • Full-day visit history and nature of Bariloche

This morning, we’ll pick you up from your hotel to start one of the most famous and traditional visits to the Lake District. For around 6 hours you will tour the area in an active way, and your guide will be constantly focused on sharing the vast history of the area and the most relevant facts about the natural heritage of Bariloche. 

You will visit Campanario Hill, considered by National Geographic to be the 8th-best view in the world, and one of the most visited places here—1500 people go to enjoy the view every day. Our guides are local experts and know the perfect time to visit. They will bring you there before the crowds swarm, so that you can have a close-up and intimate experience.

Other fabled places you will visit include Nahuel Huapi and the mild waters of Moreno Lake, Lopez and Capilla mountains, and the world-renowned Llao-Llao Hotel. Get ready to walk between millenary arrayanes trees on a nature-oriented outing through the impressive forest in the Llao-Llao Nature Park.

After filling your lungs with the refreshing air of the forest, you’ll enjoy your boxed lunch, and at the end of the day, we’ll take you back to your hotel.

 

Day 9

Day 10

Bariloche, Blest Port & Cántaros waterfall

  • Full-day visit to Puerto Blest and Cascada de los Cántaros

 

  • Full-day visit to Puerto Blest and Cascada de Los Cántaros

Today, we’ll pick you up from your hotel and drive you to Puerto Pañuelo on the Llao Llao peninsula where you’ll set out by boat. After one hour of sailing, passing by Centinela Island, the resting place of Perito Francisco Pascasio Moreno, one of the first explorers of Patagonia, you’ll arrive at Puerto Blest. 

Puerto Blest is one of the heavenly ports of Nahuel Huapi Lake, a secluded place that has amazed travelers from all over the world with its beautiful vegetation – one of the most varied in Bariloche – and a relaxed atmosphere created by the mountains and the surrounding Valdivian Forest.

Once there, you’ll be able to tour the bay, eat your boxed lunch and walk the shores of Lake Frías to see its peculiar green waters, which help to form the natural border between Argentina and Chile.

From there, and after a short 5-minute sail later, you’ll visit Cascada de Los Cántaros (Cántaros Waterfall) and take a walk through the lush vegetation of the Valdivian rainforest, arriving at Lago Cántaros, where the overwhelming 1,500-year-old larch tree will be waiting. At the end of this full-day experience, one of the most beautiful of your travel itinerary through Argentina, we’ll drive you back to Bariloche.

 

Day 10

Day 11

Travel back to Buenos Aires

  • Travel back to Buenos Aires

 

  • Transfer from your hotel to Bariloche airport / Buenos Aires airport to your hotel – Day at leisure

Time to leave Patagonia and fly back to Buenos Aires to live the last days of your vacations in Argentina. Today we’ll pick you up from your hotel and take you to the airport for your flight. Upon arrival, you will have a transfer to your hotel in Buenos Aires.

Enjoy your last night sipping on a fernet and coke (classic Argentine cocktail) in one of the many trendy restaurants or bars in Palermo Soho, or maybe visiting a ‘milonga’ (tango house) in the city. Don’t be shy! If you can cross Patagonian glaciers and brave the largest waterfalls in the world, then you can definitely mingle with Argentine locals in their favorite dance spots.  

Day 11

Day 12

The end of your travel itinerary 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 and your vacations to Argentina end, ¡buen viaje! (good trip!).

 

Say Hueque Tips

How would you like to spend your last day of vacation? 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 12

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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

  •  3-night accommodation in a hotel (Buenos Aires), 2-night accommodation in a hotel (Iguazú), 3-night accommodation in a hotel (Mendoza), 3-night accommodation in a hotel (Bariloche Transfers and tours mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bilingual local guide (English / Spanish)
  • Destination host local support
  • Daily breakfast
  • Meals: Snacks and dinner (day 2), snack (day 7), boxed lunch (day 9)

NOT INCLUDED

  •  International or domestic flights or buses
  •  National Park entrance fees
  •  Iguazú Eco Fee: this is a mandatory tax that you have to pay once you get to your hotel in Iguazú. It’s about $5 USD per guest, per night, and it varies according to your hotel category. Only cash is accepted.
  • Brazilian Visa: citizens of some nationalities (excepting 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.
  • Iguazú Eco Fee: this is a mandatory tax that you have to pay once you get to your hotel in Iguazú. It’s about $5 USD per guest, per night, and it varies according to your hotel category. Only cash is accepted.
  •  Bariloche Eco Fee:  this is a mandatory tax that you have to pay once you get to your hotel in Bariloche. It’s about $5 USD per guest, per night, and it varies according to your hotel category. Only cash is accepted.
  •  The boarding tax is not included on day 10 
  • Travel / Medical Insurance – To get a free quote please follow this link: World Nomads

FLIGHTS NEEDED
FOR THIS ITINERARY

Buenos Aires ­– Iguazú – Mendoza – Bariloche – Buenos Aires

Flights in South America cost approximately $150 to $300 USD per segment (destination). We offer special rates on flights for this tailor-made itinerary.

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