Argentina

Day 1- .../Iguazú                                                                                                                                                

Upon arrival at Iguazu airport (IGR), you will be met by our representative and escorted to your hotel – Private Service with English speaking guide.

Day 2- Iguazú

Full Day Argentinian Falls Excursion – Shared service (in reduced groups) Iguazú National Park (AR) - Entrance Fee not included.

  • Overnight at: Amerian Portal de Iguazu Hotel- River View Room.    

The park was created in 1934 with the main aim to protect the majestic Iguazu Falls. In 1984, the UNESCO declared this place Natural World Heritage due to the beauty of the scenery and the biological diverse in this subtropical rainforest. In May of 2012, after a long campaign all over the world, the Iguazu Falls was declared as one of the New7Wonders of Nature.

The visit to the Iguazu National Park can be done via 3 circuits and on catwalks, best known as Lower Path, Higher path and the Devil´s Throat Path. The Lower Path is a 1,200-metre-walk (0.8 miles) that gives a great view of the majority of the rapids and falls from a front and lower point of view. The distances range from a bird’s eye point of view of The Devil’s Throat together with several Brazilian rapids, to spectacular close-ups to other falls. This walk has some high difficulty level due to the number of steps along the way. (Approximate duration: 2 hours). The Higher Path is a 1,300-metre-walk (0.9 miles) that will raise every visitor´s adrenaline level because of the vertigo of being at the edge of some waterfalls. This walk has breathtaking sceneries from a cliff-point outlook and this is the less effort demanding walk of the three traditional ones. No steps along the way. (Approximate duration: 1 hour). The Devil’s Throat has to be access via the Ecological Jungle Train, and everyone must get off at the stop named after this waterfall. From there, there is a stroll along the catwalk which is a winding path that goes around the islands for 1,100 meters (0.7 miles) and ends in the large balconies located on the edge of falls. There are no steps along the path.  (Approximate duration: 2 hours).

  • Overnight at: Amerian Portal de Iguazu Hotel- River View Room.    
  • Half Day Brazilian Falls Excursion – Shared service (in reduced groups)

Iguazú National Park (BR) - Entrance Fee not included.

The National Park of do Iguaçu in Brazil was declared World Natural Heritage by the UNESCO in 1986, after such nomination of the Iguazu National Park in Argentina.

The IBAMA (Brazilian Institute of the Environment) administers the Park, which at the moment is being revitalized as the Argentinian Park.

Visiting area consists of the only circuit of walkways which are placed in front of the Falls, offering a truly impressive panoramic view. The circuit is 1200 metres long and composed of stairs. Unfortunately, for this reason it’s impossible to use a wheelchair. At the end of the circuit there is an elevator. The stairs contain 130 steps and are 220 metres long. Medium difficulty.

Approximate duration – 3 hours.

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  • Half Day Brazilian Falls Excursion – Shared service (in reduced groups)

Iguazú National Park (BR) - Entrance Fee not included.

The National Park of do Iguaçu in Brazil was declared World Natural Heritage by the UNESCO in 1986, after such nomination of the Iguazu National Park in Argentina.

The IBAMA (Brazilian Institute of the Environment) administers the Park, which at the moment is being revitalized as the Argentinian Park.

Visiting area consists of the only circuit of walkways which are placed in front of the Falls, offering a truly impressive panoramic view. The circuit is 1200 metres long and composed of stairs. Unfortunately, for this reason it’s impossible to use a wheelchair. At the end of the circuit there is an elevator. The stairs contain 130 steps and are 220 metres long. Medium difficulty.

Approximate duration – 3 hours.

 

 

  • Overnight at: Amerian Portal de Iguazu Hotel- River View Room.    
  • Overnight at: Amerian Portal de Iguazu Hotel- River View Room.    

Day 4 - Iguazú 

  • Full Day San Ignacio Ruins and Wanda Mines Excursion – Private Service.

Entrance fees not included.

This excursion has a great historical and cultural importance, since the Ruins of San Ignacio are one of the major symbols of Jesuit world and its missions in this region.

Established in 1610, this reduction, despite of not being the biggest one, was the best equipped with the Church (24 metres large and 74 metres high), working studios and college, Weapons’ Square with Sun Clock, Guarani houses, Jesuit residences, Town Hall, prison and even cemetery.

Leaving from Puerto Iguazu, we will travel for 240 km on the National Road n° 12, crossing different cities and villages of the Misiones Region and enjoying amazing landscape with geographic characteristics of these lands.

Our expert drivers, native to these lands, will offer you a personalized service and will stop whenever you prefer in different points, like yerba mate plantations, or when you want to take pictures.

Either on the way to San Ignacio or back we will stop in Wanda Mines; a magnificent place known for the deposit of semiprecious stones, such as turquoise, amethyst and rock crystal. Wanda’s Mines were discovered in 1976 and became a necessary excursion for those who reach this region of the jungle.

Inside you can find agate, jasper and topaz, among others. Tourists, coming to this fascinating place, have a possibility to buy stones. The stones extracted from the mines are transformed into gemstones and are used to make jewellery.

According to a local legend, this place of a high touristic interest had gained its name after a Polish princess Wanda visited the mines and was very impressed by the beauty of the stones which generate there.

  • Overnight at: Amerian Portal de Iguazu Hotel- River View Room.    

Day 5 – Iguazú/ Mendoza                                                                                                                          (B)

At the set time you will be transferred to Iguazú Airport (IGR) – Private Service ( no guide)

Mendoza

Upon arrival at Mendoza airport (MDZ), you will be met by our representative and escorted to your hotel – Private Service with English speaking guide.

  • Overnight at: Amerian Mendoza Executive Hotel - Deluxe Room.    

Day 6 – Mendoza                                                                                                                                            (B/L)

  • Full Day Valle de Uco Experience – Shared service.

“The mountains and the beautiful views in Uco Valley prepare our senses to experience the aromas and flavors of these high-altitude wines. Not to mention, the visits in wineries Salentein, Domaine Bousquet and Andeluna Cellars all of which make world renowned wines from this precious land, complete the tour.”

This high-end tour is designed for you to share and enjoy an excellent day of wine. We will visit some of the most important and highlighted wineries in the region. We propose you to live this experience in small groups of travelers who share the same interest in wine. This way, you can appreciate every detail of the visits and the end to this perfect tour is a truly gourmet lunch.

*Wineries are subject to availability.  

** This tour does not operate daily, if this is the case this tour will be replaced for another one, same category but in a different valley and price might vary.

  • Overnight at: Amerian Mendoza Executive Hotel - Deluxe Room.    

Day 7 – Mendoza 

  • Horseback ride through the vineyards – Shared service (in reduced groups).

The tour begins at the Nieto Senetiner Winery where the horses will be ready to start the 1 hour 30 minute horseback ride through the vineyards to take photos and learn about the cultivation of the vines. At the end of the ride, lunch will be served at the winery complete with empanadas, a traditional gourmet Argentine asado, and different wines from the Nieto Senetiner winery. After lunch, there is a tour through the winery with a guided wine tasting.

**Please note this tour does not operates daily.  Once exact dates are set this will be checked.

  • Overnight at: Amerian Mendoza Executive Hotel - Deluxe Room.    

Day 8 – Mendoza/ El Calafate                                                                                                                      (B)

At the set time you will be transferred to Mendoza airport (MDZ) – Private Service (no guide)

El Calafate

Upon arrival at El Calafate airport (FTE), you will be met by our representative and escorted to your hotel – Private Service with English speaking guide.

  • Overnight at: Esplendor Calafate Hotel- Concept Lake View Room.    

Day 9 – El Calafate                                                                                                                                          

  • Full Day Perito Moreno Glacier Excursion – Shared service.

       Entrance fees to the National Park not included

This park has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The glaciers that gave its name - some 47 in all - show a world of 10,000 years ago: cold and wild. The most famous is the Perito Moreno Glacier, located at the south-west end of Lake Argentino, 80 km away. from El Calafate.

The glacier, named after the great Argentine explorer of the last century, is one of the few in the world in advance. This has made one of the greatest natural spectacles in South America. From time to time, its 60 m. High front reveals large ice walls, such as buildings that fall into the waters of the Brazo Rico or Canal de los Témpanos, and then sail through the channel to the main body of the lake. But that is not all. The glacier, when advancing, approaches the Magallanes Peninsula, on the opposite side of the lake and point of the sector of walkways and lookouts. The cycle takes 4 to 6 years and ends by dividing the lake into two. The Rico Brazo is dammed and rises above its level by approximately 35 m. The waters slowly pierce a tunnel in the front of the glacier until the pressure causes it to collapse. The show is indescribable. The waters are precipitated in giant waves, and then start the whole process again.

  • Overnight at: Esplendor Calafate Hotel- Concept Lake View Room.    

Day 10 – El Calafate                                                                                                                                       (B/L)

  • Full Day Glaciers Gourmet Experience – Shared service Premium Deck.

       Entrance fees to the National Park not included – Regular transfers included.

The Patagonian ice field is, after Antarctica, the largest concentration of ice on the planet. Its glaciers descend from 1,500 to 200 metres above sea level enabling unique access and viewing of the glaciers.

Los Glaciares National Park offers a magnificent combination of forest, lakes, mountains, ice and steppes with over 200 glaciers. The most renowned being Spegazzini, rising 135 meters above sea level, Upsala covering an entire valley with an approximate extension of 765 Km2 and a length of 53km, and Perito Moreno Glacier, constantly advancing and causing the spectacular rupture of the wall of ice, providing one of Nature’s most impressive sights.

Glaciares Gourmet is a full day journey to one of the most wonderful places in Southern Patagonia. Sailing aboard exclusive Cruise María Turquesa will enjoy the highest standard of comfort and gourmet cuisine, for a truly memorable experience.

Itinerary:

Premuim Deck services include:

- Regular transfers

- PREMIUM DECK on the upper level has a maximum capacity for 20 people.
- Lunch Gourmet Menu Tasting with Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages Infusions.
- Bilingual English Spanish guide and air-conditioned environments.

  • Overnight at: Esplendor Calafate Hotel- Concept Lake View Room.    

Day 11 – El Calafate/ Ushuaia                                                                                                                     (B)

At the set time you will be transferred to El Calafate  airport (FTE) – Private Service (no guide)

Ushuaia

Upon arrival at Ushuaia airport (USH), you will be met by our representative and escorted to your hotel – Private Service with English speaking guide.

  • Overnight at: Los Acebos Hotel- Standard Room.    

Day 12 – Ushuaia                                                                                                                                             (B)

  • Half Day Sea Lion Island Navigation on a small boat – Shared service.

       Regular transfers and embarkation fee included.

We start from the local port towards Alicia Island, where we will observe a colony of sea lions of one hair. Then we head towards the Isla de los Pájaros, where the colonies of imperial and royal cormorants live next to their nests, being able to spot their chicks from spring to autumn.

Again we set course east to another small island that, depending on the time of year, there are sea lions of two hairs. Very near is the Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse, authentic symbol of the city of Ushuaia, built in 1919. From there we can see the island of rocky cormorants.

On the way back, we disembark on Bridges Island to walk a path of interpretation of flora and avifauna, telling them the history of the Yámanas aborigines. On this island, there are the largest Yámana anthropogenic shell shells in the region.

For being the largest island we touch the highest panoramic point from where we observe the magnificence of the Beagle Channel with the City of Ushuaia in the distance.

During the trip we shared coffee with liquor, different varieties of tea, a rich hot chocolate with sweet cookies and of course the typical Argentine mate.

  • Half Day Tierra del Fuego National Park Excursion – Private service.

       Entrance Fees to the national park included.

At 12 km westwards from Ushuaia it is located the entrance to Tierra del Fuego National Park, the only one with a seacoast in our country.
It has a surface of 63000 hectares where lengas (Nothofagus pumilio), sour cherry trees, ñires (Nothofagus Antarctica), calafates, notros (Embothrium coccineum) (Embothrium coccineum), flowers such as orchids, violets and senecios (Asteraceae). A trip around this national park, in addition to the several panoramic views of Beagle Channel framed by the mountains and forest, approaches us to naure. The chance of breathing sea air as well as the forest smell is a privilege for only a few people. We follow the road that traces a very thin strip in the mountain foothills; we go past peat bogs, beavers' dams and finally we arrive in Lapataia River. After crossing the river, the road becomes winding and full of bushes with some panoramic views like Verde Lagoon. Kaikenes and storks come here every summer.
If the passenger wants to feel like the main character in a short story, we suggest taking the hike along the path that leads to Negra Lagoon or Beavers' Path to interpret these curious animals' work. So it starts the last section to Lapataia (National Route 3 end) where the old inhabitants of this area left their legacy: the shelly deposits, some incredible archaeological sites. Before returning to Ushuaia we stop at Roca Lake whose colour changes according to the weather. There we can savour a chocolate in the cafe.

  • Overnight at: Los Acebos Hotel- Standard Room.    

Day 13 – Ushuaia /Buenos Aires                                                                                                                  (B)

At the set time you will be transferred to Ushuaia airport (USH) – Private Service (no guide)

Buenos Aires

Upon arrival at Buenos Aires domestic airport (AEP), you will be met by our representative and escorted to your hotel – Private Service with English speaking guide.

  • Overnight at: Pestana Hotel- Standard Room.    

Day 14 – Buenos Aires                                                                                                                                   (B/D)

  • Half Day Buenos Aires city tour Excursion – Private service.

Discover the beauty and magic of Buenos Aires. Starting from the Teatro Colón we observe the symbolic Obelisco. Visit to PLAZA DE MAYO: Historical, political and foundational epicenter. Metropolitan Cathedral, Government House, the Cabildo, Municipality. We continue to the south through the old streets of SAN TELMO: Tango´s neighborhood. Further south, La Boca with its Boca Juniors Stadium, the best exponent of the Argentine Passion: El Fútbol. We will visit the famous CAMINITO: center of tourist attraction. Bordering the Riachuelo, we head north. Strolling through the old port, we see how the physiognomy is changing. PUERTO MADERO: panoramic view. In Retiro / Plaza San Martín, we connect with Avenida del Libertador, we already enter the northern sector of B.A. We will visit Palermo, a residential neighborhood with parks and elegant buildings. San Martiniano Institute, embassies, museums and significant monuments. Completing, the region of the Forests: The Rose Garden, The Magna Carta Monument and the Four Regions of Argentina and the Zoo. Circulating along the imposing Av. Del Libertador, we finally arrive at the sophisticated RECOLETA, one of the most exclusive neighborhoods where, among other attractions, we find the famous cemetery next to elegant cafes and restaurants. This is the end of our walk and the beginning of falling in love with Buenos Aires!

  • By night, “Gala” Dinner Tango Show – Private transportation included, provided by the Tango House.

In a unique place for its architecture and decoration, French-style . Its exclusive details of refinement make Gala Tango the most glamorous site of Buenos Aires. Since you take the first contact with Gala Tango until the end of the show, you will feel in a different place and live a real experience. Gourmet a la Carte specially designed for the most demanding customers accompanied with wines from one of the most exclusive wineries of Argentina . A Tango Show and elegant, warm and refined Folklore Gala Tango defined as a higher level in folk art. Typical Orchestra formed by a quintet (piano, accordion, two violins and bass) accompanied by two tango singers , four couples dancing a show charanguista and bolas.

  • Overnight at: Pestana Hotel- Standard Room.    

Day 15 – Buenos Aires                                                                                                                                   (B)

At the set time you will be transferred to Buenos Aires airport (EZE) – Private Service (no guide)

What is included?

TRANSFERS. Private vehicles to and from Puerto Iguazú Airport
ACCOMMODATION. Hotel for 3 nights in Hotel Falls Iguazú 5*
MEALS. Half board (Breakfast and Dinner). Special cocktail at Iguazú National Park.
PRIVATE EXCURSIONS. A vehicle and private guide to visit both sides of the Falls and the Guaraní village.
Entrances

Rate per person USD 3990

double room - minimum 4 persons. Rates valid until December 2018