Explore Argentina

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: Nuss Buenos Aires

Welcome to Argentina! Upon arrival at the airport in Buenos Aires, you will be greeted by a local representative and transferred directly to your hotel, for a smooth and comfortable start to your adventure. Get settled into your room, freshen up and enjoy your first evening amidst the lively streets of this colorful city! (This service is on a private basis.) (This service is on a private basis.)

Buenos Aires

The cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires is the colorful capital of Argentina. Known as the "Paris of South America", Buenos Aires is steeped in culture, unique to this extraordinary country. Feel the rhythm with tango dancers in the streets of La Boca, discover the history behind Recoleta's neighborhood attractions and wake your senses up with delicious flavors in the Palermo district. Buenos Aires is a great base from which to explore a variety of iconic Argentine experiences.

Day 2: Buenos Aires - Iguazu

Buenos Aires - Iguazu
Daily Summary
  • Transportation: Airport Transfers
  • Tour: Brazilian Side Half Day Tour
  • Accommodation: La Aldea de la Selva Lodge
  • Meals: B

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 venture across borders to explore Iguazu Falls from the Brazilian side. Visiting this enchanting site for a second time, is no less exciting, as it offers an entirely different perspective to admire. This 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 embark on a picturesque hike through the lush greenery and simplistic beauty of the forest around the falls. You will have plenty of time to stop and take photos, as your guide teaches you about the landscapes and reveals the most beautiful viewpoints. Continue making your way through the scenic walkways and balconies, until you have reached Puerto Canoas. This food and shopping area is where you will stop to rest and reminisce on this amazing experience, before heading back to your hotel. (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 Iguazu Falls from the Argentinean side. Enjoy the 275 cascades in all of its splendor, as viewed from various access points. In order to get the most out of this experience, follow along the footbridges and the navigation tours, which lead you closer and closer to the waterfalls. Beginning at the Visitors Center, you will venture out into the stunning scenery of the lower circuit. This picturesque route showcases a discovery of the dense jungle, in addition to the falls. But, it is the 1,000 meter footbridge that will take you to the fierce and impressive Garganta del Diablo! (This service is on a private basis.)

Day 4: Iguazu - Mendoza

Iguazu - Mendoza
Daily Summary
  • Transportation: Airport Transfers
  • Accommodation: Casa Lila
  • Meals: B

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 Valle de Uco Winery Tour
  • Accommodation: Casa Lila
  • Meals: B

Full Day Valle de Uco Winery Tour

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). Your wine tastings and entrance fees are included with the tours, however lunch will be on your own account. (This service is on a private basis.)

Day 6: Mendoza - El Calafate

Mendoza - El Calafate
Daily Summary
  • Transportation: Airport Transfers
  • Accommodation: Kosten Aike
  • Meals: B

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 the great Patagonia region of Argentina. This quiet little town is the gateway to Los Glaciares National Park, home of the famous Perito Moreno Glacier and the Cerro Torre. The Perito Moreno Glacier is the largest advancing glacier in the world. Due to its idyllic location, the opportunities for outdoor adventure are unparalleled. From hiking through snow capped mountain peaks and cycling around wide open lakes, to trekking the icy surface of glaciers and paddling past ice blocks in kayaks, you can find it all!

Day 7: El Calafate

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

Mini Trekking Perito Moreno Glacier

Depart from the hotel towards Los Glaciares National Park entrance and Ventisquero Perito Moreno (westwards, 80km, 1 hr easy drive, paved route, no toilet on route).

This excursion begins in the embarking pier located in “Bajo de las Sombras” bay- about 6 km before the glacier Balconies- where you embark for 20 minutes navigation across the Rico Arm, enjoying the views of the glacier’s front walls and Icebergs Channel. You disembark on the opposite shore, where specialized mountain guides welcome you and lead you to a small shelter. After checking the last details, groups of 20 follow their guides along the lake’s shore towards the edge of the glacier. Once on the ice the guides put each participant a pair of crampons on, and explain how to use them.-

The two hours circuit that follows introduces you to the landscape of the glaciers: streams, small lagoons, gullies and plenty of ice formations of the most incredible blues. The trekking is moderate. The ice surface over which you walk is irregular, but firm and safe. You will receive explanations about flora, fauna and general glaciology of the region and also about the particular phenomenon that happens in the Perito Moreno Glacier and eventually produces its rupture. After the walk, a stroll through the forest brings you back to the shelter, and onto the boat, to head back to the port.

Slow drive along panoramic zigzag road for 15 km to visit to main vista point, boarding Lago Roca lake shores. Upon arrival, stop for 2-3 hrs for short walks in the area along the 3.5 km “pasarelas” vantage point in front of the glacier (up and down wooden and fenced loop-trail). The Perito Moreno glacier was declared a "Mankind Heritage Site" by the UNESCO.

During the short walks, you will be able to witness the ice detachment phenomena, with the hollow sounds of ice falling and becoming smaller floating glaciers. Periodically the glacier advances over the L-shaped Argentino Lake forming a natural dam which separates the two halves of the lake when it reaches the opposite shore. With no escape route, the water-level on the “Brazo Rico” side of the lake can rise by up to 30 meters above the level of the main lake. The enormous pressure produced by the height of the dammed water finally breaks the ice barrier holding it back, in a spectacular rupture event. This dam/rupture cycle is not regular and it recurs naturally at any frequency between once a year to less than once a decade.

Return to Calafate is by the same route.

*Please note park entrance fee cannot be included and must be paid directly (currently 500 pesos, approximately $28)

Duration: 8 hours
Driving time: 80 km / 1.5 hours
Difficulty: moderate / requires no special skills
Elevation: none
Restrictions for the minitrekking: + 10 years old and - 65 years old. Not advisable for pregnant women, people with overweight or some types of disability. (This service is on a group basis.)

Day 8: El Calafate Departure

Daily Summary
  • Transportation: Airport Transfer
  • Meals: B

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

Nuss Buenos Aires

Nuss Buenos Aires

Nuss Buenos Aires Soho is located at one of the most emblematic corners of Palermo Soho, across from Plaza Serrano. Once a classic Spanish-style convent, it has been fully refurbished to become the most innovative premium hospitality option in Buenos Aires. The 22 rooms are located on three floors around a central patio (the old convent clusters). In one of the city's most interesting neighborhoods, surrounded by design and clothing stores, crafts shops, art galleries, and bars and restaurants, Nuss Hotel offers the perfect base in the city.

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.

Kosten Aike

Kosten Aike

Kosten Aike Hotel features an unbeatable location in El Calafate, just two blocks from the mall and minutes from the International Airport. The property takes its name from the words, "Kosten", meaning "wind" and "Aike", meaning "place". Although, its name is not the only thing that comes from the Tehuelches. All of the bedspreads, curtains, covers, ironwork and paintings were specially created for by talented local Argentine artists. Their purpose was to recreate the ancestral designs of the Tehuelches, who were widely known for their perfect geometry and quality aesthetic concepts.

Pricing and Details

Starting from $ 2,638 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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