Buenos Aires - Iguazú Falls - Mendoza - Bariloche
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!
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Our recommended activities to spend your day in Puerto Iguazú
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.
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!).
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!
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!
Our recommended activities in Mendoza:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Our recommended activities for your free day in 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.
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.
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.
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!).
How would you like to spend your last day of vacation? Here are some ideas:
FLIGHTS NEEDEDFOR 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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