This 8-day Argentina Adventure has it all! From the majestic waterfalls of Iguazu in the north to the delicious Malbec wines of Mendoza to ice trekking on a Glacier in El Calafate, you will have an upfront and personal glimpse to some of Argentina's most spectacular attractions. Pack your bags and get ready for an adventure of a lifetime.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Buenos Aires Arrival

Buenos Aires Arrival
Daily Summary
  • Transportation: Airport Transfer
  • Accommodation: Krista Hotel Boutique

Welcome to Argentina! Upon arrival at the airport in Buenos Aires, you will be greeted by your English speaking guide in the arrivals area, who will be holding a sign with your name on it. You will then be transferred directly to your hotel, for a smooth and easy start to your adventure. Get settled into your room, freshen up and enjoy your first evening in this colorful and lively city! (This service is on a private basis.)

Buenos Aires

The cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina and its largest city. Known as the Paris of South America, Buenos Aires is steeped in culture unique to this beautiful country. Enjoy tango dancers in the streets of La Boca or head to the charming neighborhoods of Recoleta and Palermo to enjoy delicious empanadas. Buenos Aires is a great base from which to explore the surrounding areas as well. Río de la Plata is a short distance away and is a great place to go to relax on its shores.

Day 2: Buenos Aires - Iguazu

Buenos Aires - Iguazu
Daily Summary
  • Transportation: Airport Transfers
  • Transportation: Domestic Flight
  • Tour: Brazilian Side Half Day Tour
  • Accommodation: La Aldea de la Selva Lodge
  • Meals: B
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Today, you will be picked up at your hotel and transferred to the airport in good time to board your domestic flight. Upon arrival, you will be greeted at the airport by your driver and transferred to your hotel. (This service is on a private basis.)

Brazilian Side Half Day Tour

Today, you will have the opportunity to cross the border into Brazil, to view the falls from a different perspective as compared to the Argentina side. Your private half day tour begins at the Visitors Center, where thematic buses will take you to the start of the footbridges. From there, you will begin your walking exploration to observe the lush green nature and simplistic beauty all around you. Take your time admiring the scenery from up close and taking advantage of all the photo opportunities along the way, as you guide teaches you all about the surrounding region. Wander through the many scenic walkways and balconies, until you have reached Puerto Canoas, a food and shopping area, where you will have time to rest your feet and reminisce on the experience. (This service is on a private basis.)

Iguazu Falls

The waterfalls of Iguazu are located in northern Argentina, near the border of Paraguay and Brazil. They are made up of 275 falls, some of the cascading waters rushing up to 80 meters high! The 1,000 meter foot bridge on the Argentinian side will lead you to the largest of the falls, La Garganta de Diablo, the Devil's Throat. You can hike the trails on the Argentinean side, as well as the Brazilian side for various perspectives of the breathtaking scenery. Both sides offer exceptional views of the majestic waterfalls and the rich green jungle that surrounds the area. The natural beauty here is simply incomparable.

Day 3: Iguazu

Iguazu
Daily Summary
  • Tour: Argentina Side Full Day Tour
  • Accommodation: La Aldea de la Selva Lodge
  • Meals: B

Argentina Side Full Day Tour

After breakfast at your hotel this morning, you will embark on a full day private tour of the Argentinean side of the waterfalls. Enjoy the 275 cascades in all of its splendor, as viewed from various access points. The footbridges and the navigation tours will take you closer and closer to the waterfalls, in order to get the most out of this unforgettable experience.

Your expedition will begin at the Visitors Center, before continuing through the many wonders of the Argentinean waterfalls. This exploration will include the lower circuit, which approaches the dense Jungle; while the 1,000-meter footbridge will lead to the impressive Garganta del Diablo.

Optional Add-On: If you are looking for even more of a thrill in today's excursion, consider the option to purchase tickets for the Gran Aventura. The Gran Aventura group tour begins with a 5 mile safari ride along the Yacoratia Path. During the ride, you will have the chance to observe the jungle's extensive flora, and you might even catch a glimpse of some of the region's indigenous wildlife. You will then disembark at Puerto Macuco, where you will hop in an inflatable boat with your group and navigate 4 miles along the lower Iguazú River. Braving 1 mile of splashing rapids, make sure to cover up as you approach the falls in Devil's Throat Canyon! (This service is on a private basis.)

Day 4: Iguazu - Mendoza

Iguazu - Mendoza
Daily Summary
  • Transportation: Airport Transfers
  • Transportation: Domestic Flight
  • Accommodation: Casa Lila
  • Meals: B
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Today, you will be picked up at your hotel and transferred to the airport in good time to board your domestic flight. Upon arrival, you will be greeted at the airport by your driver and transferred to your hotel. (This service is on a private basis.)

Mendoza

Mendoza, home to the delicious blends of Malbec wine, is another city that will captivate you. At the base of the Andes Mountains, the climate is well suited to vineyards and the culture is rich and relaxed. Mendoza's tranquil atmosphere allows you to relax and enjoy the beautiful views and charming vineyards. The prestigious vineyards are located in the district of Godoy Cruz, Guaymallén, Luján de Cuyo and Maipú.

Day 5: Mendoza

Mendoza
Daily Summary
  • Tour: Full Day Winery Tour Valle de Uco
  • Accommodation: Casa Lila
  • Meals: B

Full Day Winery Tour Valle de Uco

Today, you will venture out to the vineyards of the Uco Valley, for a full day of exploration! It is here, that you will find the vineyards of the highest altitude. Located furthest from Mendoza city, yet closest to the Andes, it is probably one of the prettiest parts of the province. You will be taken on a circuit with spectacular views of the Andes range to discover the beauty of the region and admire some of the most impressive vineyards. The spectacular scenery and state-of-the-art wine making facilities has the Uco Valley truly poised to become Argentina's equivalent to California's Napa Valley. It won't take long of breathing in the delicious aromas and savoring the flavors, to understand why. Please note that the wineries visited today, may vary according to the availability or your specific requests (Suggested wineries include: Salentein, Andeluna, and Domain Bousquet). Tastings and entrances will be included, however lunch is not. (This service is on a private basis.)

Day 6: Mendoza - El Calafate

Mendoza - El Calafate
Daily Summary
  • Transportation: Airport Transfers
  • Transportation: Domestic Flight
  • Accommodation: Hotel Kosten Aike
  • Meals: B
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Today, you will be picked up at your hotel and transferred to the airport in good time to board your domestic flight. Upon arrival, you will be greeted at the airport by your driver and transferred to your hotel. (This service is on a private basis.)

El Calafate

The small town of El Calafate is located on the southern border of Lake Argentino, in Patagonia, Argentina. This quiet little town is the gateway to Los Glaciares National Park, home to the famous Perito Moreno Glacier and the Cerro Torre. The Perito Moreno Glacier is the largest advancing glacier in the world. With its ideal location in Patagonia, there are many great outdoor activities to enjoy, from hiking and trekking to exploring the fast ice fields.

Day 7: El Calafate

El Calafate
Daily Summary
  • Tour: Mini Trekking Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Accommodation: Hotel Kosten Aike
  • Meals: B

Mini Trekking Perito Moreno Glacier

Embark on a full day mini trekking expedition to the incredible Perito Moreno Glacier today! First, you will be transferred to the Los Glaciares National Park in the sub-Antarctic Continental Ice-cape, known as the "Third Pole". This extends over 23,000 sq. miles and gives birth to several major glaciers along the Patagonian Andes, leaving it's mark both near and far. You will board a boat here, to cross Argentino Lake in front of towering ice walls of the Perito Moreno Glacier. Glide along the waters and navigate around the ice blocks, which are constantly calving from it.

The boat will dock at an uninhabited beach, where guides will welcome you and lead you to a small shelter. After checking the last details, you will be broken up into groups of 20, to follow your guide along the lake’s shore and towards the edge of the glacier. You will receive crampons (a metal plate with spikes to put on your boots) for this journey and your guide will explain how to use them in assisting you to walk along the ice. Please be assured that neither additional equipment nor previous experience is needed for this trek. The two hour route that follows you from here, introduces you to the fascinating landscape of the glaciers. Take it all in, as you pass by the streams, small lagoons, gullies, crevasses and plenty of ice formations of the most incredible blues.

This trekking excursion is only moderate. The ice surface over which you will walk is irregular, but firm and safe. A one hour visit to the Perito Moreno Glacier catwalks are included in your tour as well, before returning to the shelter where the boat dropped you off. From there, you will transfer to the pier and continue onward back to your hotel. (This service is on a group basis.)

Day 8: El Calafate Departure

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  • Transportation: Airport Transfer
  • Transportation: Domestic Flight
  • Meals: B
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Sadly, your journey must come to an end today. However, you will be leaving with unforgettable memories and the experience of a lifetime! After checking out of your hotel, you will be met by your driver and transferred to the airport in good time to board your international departure flight home.

We hope you had an incredible trip and we wish you safe and pleasant travels onward! (This service is on a private basis.)

Accommodation

Krista Hotel Boutique

Krista Hotel Boutique

Situated in the heart of Palermo Hollywood, the hotel is located in a bohemian and charming neighborhood, surrounded by a plethora of restaurants and boutiques. This early 1900's mansion- once owned by Evita's personal doctor- is a new boutique hotel. From its high archways, stained-glass windows and marble floors, this charming hotel has managed to retain its original layout, with rooms opening out onto patios. There are ten bedrooms available, all of them with their own ensuite bathroom. Tastefully decorated, each one has its own character, and offer maximum comfort with king-size beds, internet and cable TV.

La Aldea de la Selva Lodge

La Aldea de la Selva Lodge

As the first Lodge in the Atlantic Forest of Puerto Iguazú, guests should expect quality and friendly service, unique in concept and attention and exceptional hospitality. The lodge is firmly committed to sustainability, developing efforts aimed at the care and conservation of the environment, the promotion of local culture and sustainable development and the continuous improvement of service quality.

Casa Lila

Casa Lila

Featuring a picturesque garden with a deck and warm sun terrace, Casa Lila offers complimentary Wi-Fi and homemade breakfasts for a lovely stay in Mendoza. Conveniently situated nearby to the local attractions, the property still maintains a tranquil environment, outside of the bustling city streets. The vision for its design was focused on creating a charming house in the middle of the city, where simplicity can be appreciated. A good breakfast, a comfortable bed, a delicious glass of wine and some unique local tips to discover the very corners of Mendoza is what it's all about! The guest rooms in Casa Lila feature private bathrooms, air conditioning, heating and garden views.

Hotel Kosten Aike

Hotel Kosten Aike

Outstanding Argentine artists have recreated ancestral designs of the Tehuelches to achieve a unique hotel, where every detail tells the history of Patagonia. Kosten Aike Hotel offers an unsurpassed location in El Calafate, at only 2 blocks from downtown and just a few minutes away from the International Airport.Located 200 m from downtown and a few minutes away from the Airport, buffet breakfast included in your fee, free parking, free wifi throughout the hotel and really spacious rooms.

Pricing and Details

Starting from $ 2,586 per person

*Pricing is based on two persons traveling together, based on availability, subject to change.

Price Includes

  • Full support before, during & after your trip
  • Meals as mentioned
  • Accommodation as mentioned
  • Tours/activities as mentioned
  • Transport as mentioned

Price Excludes

  • International & domestic flights
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended)
  • Entrance visas when applicable
  • Other services not mentioned
  • Tips and gratuities to guides, drivers
  • Taxes and fees

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