On this itinerary offering an overview of some of Argentina's cultural and natural highlights, you will visit the Paris of South America, Buenos Aires, continue onto some time in the winelands of Mendoza, and cap off your time with a visit to one of the most awe-inspiring natural sites in the world: Iguazu Falls.
In the morning, you will be picked up at the airport in Buenos Aires and transferred to your hotel. (This service is on a private basis.)
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.
Today, you will be taken on a private guided half day tour of the city. During this excursion, you will visit the main attractions, including the Metropolitan Cathedral, Government House, Mayo Square, Congress Hall, Colon Opera Theater, San Telmo, La Boca Italian District and Palermo Park. Your guide can also take you to see the famous cemetery in the Recoleta neighborhood of Buenos Aires. Although the historic cemetery sits in stark contrast to the fashionable nearby streets that are decorated with quaint sidewalk cafes and elegant boutiques, its beauty is worth its own exploration. This tour will last four hours, as you venture through the wonders of this beautiful city! (This service is on a private basis.)
Enjoy this free time at your leisure.
In the morning, you will be picked up at your hotel in Buenos Aires and transferred to the airport in good time to board your domestic flight to Mendoza. Upon arrival in Mendoza, you will be greeted at the airport by your driver and transferred to your hotel. (This service is on a private basis.)
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.
Today, a private guide will take you on an extensive tour through Mendoza's local wineries. Mendoza has long been the wine capital of Argentina, and has steadily gained recognition as an international destination for wine-lovers. After this half day tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel for an evening at your leisure. Tastings and entrance fees are included. (This service is on a private basis.)
Enjoy this free time at your leisure.
In the morning, you will be picked up at your hotel in Mendoza and transferred to the airport in good time to board your domestic flight to Iguazu. Upon arrival in Iguazu, you will be greeted at the airport by your driver and transferred to your hotel. (This service is on a private basis.)
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.
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.)
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.)
This afternoon, you will be picked up at your hotel in Iguazu and transferred to the airport in good time to board your domestic flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival in Buenos Aires, you will be greeted at the airport by your driver and transferred to your hotel. (This service is on a private basis.)
Today, you will be picked up at your hotel and transferred to the airport for your flight. (This service is on a private basis.)
Hotel Pulitzer is located in the historic heart of Buenos Aires, between the business/shopping district known as Microcentro, and the elegant and cultural Recoleta neighborhood. A "grand boutique" hotel, the Pulitzer combines personal hospitality, attentive service and contemporary, light-filled interiors with all the amenities sometimes missing from tiny boutique hotels. Each of the hotel’s 104 rooms and suites contains its own temple of relaxation: a sleek, black-tiled bathroom complete with a hydromassage bath and aromatic oils. During summer months poolside chaise lounges beckon guests to stretch out and bathe in the sun eight stories above the bustling Buenos Aires streets. Upstairs at the 13th floor Sky Bar, superbly mixed drinks flow while sultry, sun-kissed patrons take in the sunset al fresco.
Club Tapiz is located in an estate built in 1890, surrounded by 22 acres of vineyards. The house was restored preserving its Renaissance-style structure and elements, such as the patio and pinewood floors. The enthralling views of the Andes lend themselves to relaxation and contemplation. Club Tapiz was declared a Historical, Architectural and Touristic Heritage site of the Region. Alongside the building is the old winery, with its French oak casks, tasting room, and spacious events area, where many a party are held.
La Cantera Jungle Lodge was carefully built to preserve the surrounding environment and create the least impact possible. Amidst the property's 3 hectares of grounds, you can discover a beautifully protected display of endangered species of trees, some over 400 years old! At this jungle retreat, sophistication and nature blend harmoniously together. Listen to the sounds of the wild as you fall asleep at night and spend your days exploring the impressive diversity of flora and fauna. La Cantera Jungle Lodge is the perfect hideaway to call home, as you enjoy and experience Iguazu and the lush jungle rainforest.
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