Visit fascinating Buenos Aires, the gargantuan glaciers of the South, spot humpbacks and seals whilst whale-watching, stand on top of the mighty Iguazu Falls & go horse-riding in the South American Wild West
Day 1-4: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Upon arrival at Buenos Aires Ezeiza Airport, you will be met by one of our representatives and transferred to your accommodation in the city centre. After settling in to the hotel, you will be taken on a 3-hour city tour of the city. In the evening, you will return to the hotel and will be able to enjoy dinner at leisure.
On the second day, you will be taken to Tigre, a lovely river-side town just outside of the city, where you can rent boats and have a leisurely wander around, trying some famous Argentina ice-cream or browsing the shops. In the evening, you will be able to enjoy dinner and a tango show at Esquina Carlos Gardel, an essential part of any Argentine visit.
On your last day in Buenos Aires, you will depart after breakfast for Santa Susana Ranch, where you will enjoy a day out on a farm, living the life of a gaucho cowboy and enjoying a BBQ lunch. You will return in the evening for dinner. We would recommend trying one of Buenos Aires’ top steakhouses, which the city is renowned for.
Info: Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires is arguably the most vibrant city in South America. It’s famous for the Tango, late-night parties and its food, primarily steak, and red wine. The city is made up of a fascinating mix of European and South America cultures, creating a rich blend of traditions and styles. From touring the distinctive city districts, diverse restaurants and talking to some of the city’s people, you will hopefully be able to get a feel for this charming city. Highlights include the historic district of San Telmo, the colourful district of Boca, La Recoleta cemetery and La Casa Rosada (office of the President of Argentina).
Day 4-8: Salta, Argentina
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Buenos Aires Domestic Airport for your flight to Salta. Upon arrival, you will be met by one of our representatives and transferred to your hotel for a few hours of relaxation before an afternoon city tour.
Over the next few days, you will be taken on three full-day tours to the Cafayate Winelands, where you will partake in a wine tour through the area, and trips to Cachi and Humahuaca, both fascinating colonial towns that make you feel like you have been transported back two centuries because of the lack of change in the architecture and in the way of life of their inhabitants.
Salta is the major Northern city of Argentina and is an excellent base from which to explore the surrounding area, from the quaint desert towns of the far north to the beautiful Cafayate Winelands. The city has a very laid-back feel and is renowned for its colonial architecture, which has been preserved exceptionally well, and its charming plazas. Because of its size, it’s very easy to stroll around town and a trip up the neighbouring Mount San Barnardo by cable car will give you a spectacular view of the city. There are also a lot of exciting activities available around the city, such as a bungee jump, horse-riding and white-water rafting.
Day 8-10: Iguazu Falls, Argentina
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Salta Airport for your flight to Iguazu Airport. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your accommodation. After lunch at the hotel, you will be taken on a half-day tour of the Brazilian side of the falls, with exceptional views of them from both above and below. You will return to the hotel in the evening.
On the second day, you will be taken on a full-day tour of the falls from the Argentina side, which has a large network of walkways over and below the falls, allowing you to come with a metre of the famous Devil’s Pool, which spurts water into the air. There is also an optional motorboat tour to take you right below the main waterfall and a safari tour into the forest, which we will allow you to see the beautiful flora and fauna of the national park.
Day 10 & 11: Península Váldes, Argentina
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight to Península Váldes (with a stop-over in Trelew Airport). On arrival at the hotel, you will have the rest of the day at leisure to relax and enjoy the incredible scenery and nature around you.
Over the next few days, you will be taken on a full-day tour of the peninsula, viewing the vast array of fauna off the coast, including sea lions, elephant seals, fur seals, the Southern Right Whale and orcas.
Day 12 & 13: Ushuaia, Argentina
On your second day on the peninsula, you will be taken on a morning tour of the Tombo Penguin Colony. After lunch, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Ushuaia. On arrival, you will be met and taken on a city tour, visiting the Museum of the End of the World. The evening will be spent at leisure at the hotel or out in town, allowing you to try some seafood or traditional Argentine food at one of Ushuaia’s numerous restaurants, which are of a very high standard and are a welcome respite from the harsh Southern conditions.
Your only full day in Ushuaia will be spent visiting Tierra del Fuego National Park, which has spectacular, other-worldly scenery and the Beagle Channel, which is also spectacular and should give you some good marine mammal sightings.
Day 14-17: El Calafate, Argentina
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Ushuaia Airport for your flight to El Calafate. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your accommodation.
During your two full days in the area, you will enjoy a full-day tour of the Perito Moreno Glacier, taking you deep into Los Glaciares National Park to enjoy the incredible glaciers and lakes of the far south. You will have your second day at leisure to hike into the wilderness, do climbing or go horse-riding.
Day 17: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Today, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your previous hotel, with the rest of the day free to sight-see, shop, go on a tour or relax. We would recommend trying one of Buenos Aires’ top steakhouses for your final dinner in Argentina, which offer exceptional steaks for a very reasonable price.
The next morning you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight home.