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Argentina, 16 Days · Classic tour

Buenos Aires, Valdés Peninsula, Patagonia and Iguazú

An amazing journey from north to south through the many breathtaking landscapes of this immense country

Explore its vibrant capital, with its typical neighbourhoods, monuments and avenues; visit the southernmost city in the world, where ancient glaciers will be waiting for you; and discover spectacular nature on the shores of Valdés Peninsula, meeting place of great whales, penguin colonies, sea lions and seals. A fascinating journey that culminates with the amazing natural spectacle of the Iguazú Falls.

Buenos Aires, Valdés Peninsula, Patagonia and Iguazú

Departure date

Departures from May 2024 till September 2024

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Travel details

Day 1 City of origin - Buenos Aires

Day 2 Buenos Aires

Day 3 Buenos Aires

Day 4 Buenos Aires - Trelew - Puerto Madryn

Day 5 Puerto Madryn - Valdes Peninsula - Puerto Madryn

Day 6 Puerto Madryn - Trelew - Ushuaia

Day 7 Ushuaia - Tierra del Fuego National Park - Ushuaia

Day 8 Ushuaia - El Calafate

Day 9 El Calafate - Los Glaciares National Park - El Calafate

Day 10 El Calafate

Day 11 El Calafate - Bariloche

Day 12 Bariloche

Day 13 Bariloche - Iguazú

Day 14 Iguazú

Day 15 Iguazú - Buenos Aires - City of origin

Day 16 City of origin

City of origin - Buenos Aires

Departure with destination Buenos Aires. Night on board.

Buenos Aires

Touchdown at the international airport. Arrival and customs procedures. Assistance in terminal from our incoming agents, who will welcome you and provide information about the tour programme. Transfer to your hotel to drop off luggage. At the prearranged time, departure from hotel for sightseeing tour of the city, reaching the heart of this cosmopolitan capital and discovering some of its most significant landmarks such as the Plaza de Mayo, the Casa Rosada, the Cabildo and the Cathedral, its main avenues, Avenida de Mayo, Calle Florida and Plaza San Martin, as well as its famous neighbourhoods such as La Boca, San Telmo, Palermo and Recoleta, each with their own unique features and marked contrasts, from modern and residential to older and more colourful. After the tour, return to the hotel. Allocation of rooms and rest of day at your leisure. Overnight stay.
Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires

Includes: Breakfast
Breakfast at hotel and day at your leisure to explore this beautiful city, stroll through its streets or visit some of the interesting museums. We recommend a trip to Puerto Madero (one of the 48 districts into which the city is divided) close to the city centre, where you'll discover a buzzing entertainment-focussed area with stunning panoramic views over the River Plate, making it a truly special part of Buenos Aires.

Buenos Aires - Trelew - Puerto Madryn

Includes: Breakfast
Breakfast at hotel. Morning at your leisure until the prearranged time for airport transfer to catch the flight to Trelew, a major commercial and industrial hub, as it is the main focal point in the country for ​​textile and wool production. Arrival, assistance and transfer to hotel in Puerto Madryn. Check-in and rest of afternoon at your leisure. Depending on the season, you can enjoy different activities. From September to March, for example, you can set out directly from Trelew Airport to visit the largest colony of Magellanic penguins in South America. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Puerto Madryn - Valdes Peninsula - Puerto Madryn

Includes: Breakfast
Breakfast at hotel and departure to the major ocean reserve of Valdés Peninsula, a meeting point for colonies of fascinating seals and sea lions. The journey takes in an extensive tour of the peninsula. The tour begins in the city of Puerto Madryn, taking the provincial road that leads directly to Istmo Ameghino, where you can visit the Interpretation Centre. Onward journey towards the village of Puerto Pirámides, departure harbour for whale-watching boats (that set sail from June to November), orcas dolphins and other large cetaceans. Spotting one of them, specially whales, from a boat and sailing beside them is a unique experience (not included excursion). Their leaps, moves and water blows are a natural showcase difficult to forget. Valdés Peninsula welcomes the largest breeding population of southern right whales, thereby is one of the top destinations for spotting large cetaceans. Reproductive-aged females return to this area every three years in search of calm and safe waters to give birth. Males visit these shores every year in search of new females, so this coastline is listed as the most important whale mating area in the southern hemisphere. After the tour, return to Puerto Madryn. Overnight stay.

Puerto Madryn - Trelew - Ushuaia

Includes: Breakfast
Breakfast at hotel and airport transfer at prearranged time to catch the flight to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world and the only Argentinian city on the western side of the Andes, with its coastline and port lapped by Pacific waters. It is located on the Beagle Channel and sheltered by the surrounding Martial Mountains. Assistance at airport and transfer to hotel. Rest of day at your leisure. Overnight stay.
Ushuaia

Ushuaia - Tierra del Fuego National Park - Ushuaia

Includes: Breakfast
Breakfast at hotel. In the morning, visit to the Tierra del Fuego National Park, a virtually unexplored territory with incredible landscapes and features, such as mountains, valleys with lowlands, wetlands and rivers, forests, steppes and shorelines, all renowned for their natural wealth, history and art. There will also be a trip to the End of the World Station, an emblematic landmark that today is a service area with outstanding panoramic views. Optional 40-minute ride on the End of the World Train, which used to carry inmates sentenced to time at the city prison, now a museum (ticket not included). The tour then continues to the shores of Lake Roca, which offers views of Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego. Onward journey to Lapataia Bay, a fjord located in the northernmost part of the Beagle Channel and a must-see tourist attraction, where the many vantage points command beautiful views over the channels with Chilean and Argentinian islands. After the visit, return to the hotel in Ushuaia. Rest of day at your leisure. Overnight stay.

Ushuaia - El Calafate

Includes: Breakfast
Breakfast at hotel and airport transfer to catch flight to El Calafate, a city on the banks of Lake Argentino in the region of Patagonia and gateway to the Los Glaciares National Park, which is home to the great continental glaciers. Arrival, assistance at airport and transfer to hotel. Rest of day at your leisure. Overnight stay.
El Calafate

El Calafate - Los Glaciares National Park - El Calafate

Includes: Breakfast
Breakfast at hotel and departure to set off on our fascinating tour along the shores of Lake Argentino, crossing the Patagonian steppe to enter Los Glaciares National Park, on a journey that takes place among a range of landscapes and vegetation as the majestic Perito Moreno glacier gradually comes into view, stopping at the vantage point to view this impressive ice formation in all its might. Of the 356 glaciers in the park, this is the most impressive one, with a width of 5 km and a height of 60 m above the surface of the water. It is known worldwide for its rupture processes, resulting in a breathtaking and almost continuous natural show, which can easily be seen by visitors. From the vantage point you can see various sizes of ice blocks breaking off, with the deafening roar that this entails, to become ice floes that float on the lake in a spectacular natural setting. Free time for lunch. Afternoon, a boat ride to the glacier base to enjoy a simply breathtaking view. After this fantastic visit, return to the hotel. Overnight stay.
El Calafate

El Calafate

Includes: Breakfast
Breakfast and day at your leisure to continue exploring this area and taking part in some of the many activities and tours on offer, such as sailing across Lake Argentino to visit other glaciers like Upsala, crossing the Cristina Channel, or hiking on the Perito Moreno glacier.

El Calafate - Bariloche

Includes: Breakfast
Breakfast. Morning at your leisure until the prearranged time for airport transfer to catch the flight to Bariloche. San Carlos de Bariloche, or simply Bariloche, is a historic town, as there are indigenous settlements located on the banks of Lake Nahuel Huapi, in the area now occupied by Bariloche itself, prior to the arrival of the European settlers. Early last century, before the arrival of the railroad, there were few people here. The arrival of a group of Swiss settlers created jobs for the indigenous people, mainly in agriculture, livestock farming and other activities connected to the forests and lakes. . Assistance at airport and transfer to hotel. Rest of day at your leisure. Overnight stay.
San Carlos De Bariloche

Bariloche

Includes: Breakfast
Breakfast. Departure along the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi and Laguna El Trébol towards the Llao-Llao Municipal Park. Then we’ll set out on a panoramic tour of the main sights of the city and the shore of Lake Nahuel Huapi. The tour begins on Avenida Ezequiel Bustillo and continues towards Playa Bonita, which offers views of Huemul Island. Onward to the foot of Cerro Campanario, where the chairlift that climbs up to the peak (optional ride, not included) provides views of the lakes and hills near the city. The tour continues to Hotel Llao-Llao and San Eduardo Chapel, then crossing the Angostura bridge over the river of the same name and reaching López Bay, at the foot of the hill. Then up to the panoramic vantage point with views across Lake Moreno and the Llao-Llao Peninsula. Then we cross the bridge over Lake Moreno and drive along Laguna El Trébol up to Avenida Bustillo, heralding our return to the city and hotel. Overnight stay.

Bariloche - Iguazú

Includes: Breakfast
Breakfast and transfer to airport for flight to Iguazú, in the Misiones province at the northeast tip of the country, site of the famous waterfalls and also an international trading hub, as it straddles the border of Brazil and Paraguay. Arrival, welcome and transfer to hotel. Rest of day at your leisure.
Iguazu

Iguazú

Includes: Breakfast
Breakfast at hotel and departure on a trip to the Iguazú Falls, both the Argentinian and the Brazilian sides.We'll start the tour on the Argentinian side of the falls using a network of walkways, paths and an ecological train which run through the mist-shrouded rainforest. Arrival at vantage point, located about fifty metres from the water, to witness the majestic and spectacular Devil's Throat, the largest of about 275 waterfalls making up the Iguazú Falls. The Iguazú National Park was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for the preservation and universal dissemination of its natural importance. Near the falls is the city of Puerto Iguazú, located where the Iguazú and Paraná rivers converge and site of the so-called triple frontier between Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. Visit to the Brazilian side of the waterfalls.Inside the park, we'll take an eco-bus over to the falls.We'll cross footbridges to admire the panoramic views of the main falls, and we'll take the stairs or a lift up to a viewing point. After the visit, return to the hotel. Note: Depending on the flight arrival and departure times in Iguazú, the visit to the Brazilian side may be changed to the day of arrival or day of departure.

Iguazú - Buenos Aires - City of origin

Includes: Breakfast
Breakfast at hotel. At the prearranged time, transfer to the airport. Flight to City of origin destination. Night on board.

City of origin

Arrival. End of the trip and our services.

Your trip includes

  • Return flight.

  • Internal flights.

  • Accommodation in selected hotels or similar category.

  • Transfers as per itinerary.

  • Transport in air-conditioned vehicles appropriate to the size of the group.

  • Visits in a guided tour that are detailed in the program and not considered as optional.

  • Diet: 13 breakfasts.

Your trip doesn't include

  • Early check-in, late check-out, hotel extras and personal expenses.

  • Departure harbour for whale-watching boats.

  • Transfers between airports in Buenos Aires.

  • local taxes

  • Any other service not previously mentioned as included.

  • Insolvency protection.

Expected Hotels (or similar)

In this section you will find a selection of hotels according to the category specified in the itinerary.

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Days 2 - 3

Days 4 - 5

Days 6 - 7

Days 8 - 10

Days 11 - 12

Days 13 - 14

Day 15

Flight

Overnight stay on board.

Flight

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Important remarks

- Triple rooms in Argentina are generally rooms with twin beds or a double, in which a folding bed is installed to accommodate the third person. Due to the inconvenience this causes, we advise against using this option as far the possible.

- Please check with your international vaccination centre about the recommended healthcare measures in Argentina.

- Excursions are subject to change depending on weather conditions.

- To go on the optional scheduled excursion to the penguin colony in Punta Tombo, your flight needs to arrive in Trelew before 8.00 am or your private transfer needs to arrive before 12.00 noon.

- It is necessary to check before traveling the sanitary requirements demanded by the Ministry of Health of the Argentine Nation. Said programs do not include any type of test, insurance, or other requirements against Covid 19 and/or any other virus and its possible consequences.

- It is necessary to carry the vaccination certificate when crossing the border with Brazil, this country requests it. If they do not have this certificate, they must do an antigen test 24 hours before.

Please, check the connection airports in Buenos Aires for your return flight. In the event that your flights are with Aerolíneas Argentinas and you need a transfer between the Aeroparque and Ezeiza airports, please consult the following link: https://www.aerolineas.com.ar/es-ar/reservasservicios /transfer. In the event that it is with other companies, consult the possibility of reserving the transfer through us.

- The order of the itinerary may be altered for logistical reasons, without prior notice, but no scheduled trips will be cancelled (except in the case that adverse weather conditions prevent its realisation).

- A credit card is considered a guarantee, so sometimes you will need one for check-in at hotels.

- Prices are calculated based on admission fees to the sights as of the date of publication. If there is an increase in these prices, you will be promptly informed.

- If you are a person with reduced mobility, please contact us to confirm the suitability of the trip.