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 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.
This morning enjoy a private guided half day tour of Buenos Aires including all main points of interest such as the Metropolitan Cathedral, Government House, Mayo Square, Congress Hall, Colon Opera Theatre, San Telmo, La Boca Italian District, Palermo Park and the fashionable Recoleta area with its famous cemetery with Eva Peron's tomb in contrast with sidewalk cafes and elegant boutiques. Tour will last approximately 3.5 hours. Complimentary bottle of water included during tour.
(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 picked up at the airport and transferred to your hotel.
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 picked up at the airport and transferred to your hotel.
The waterfalls of Iguazu are located in northern Argentina, near the border of Paraguay and Brazil. They are made up of 275 falls, some 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. Both sides offer exceptional views of the majestic waterfalls.
After breakfast you will embark on a full day private tour of the Argentinean side of the waterfalls. Enjoy the 275 cascades as viewed from various access points. The footbridges and the navigation tours will take you closer to the waterfalls to enjoy an unforgettable experience.
The tour starts at the Visitors Center and then goes through the Argentinean waterfalls, including the lower circuit, which approaches the Jungle; while the 1,000-meter footbridge will lead to the impressive Garganta del Diablo.
Optional: Tickets for the Gran Aventura. The Gran Aventura tour begins with an 8km (5-mile) safari ride along the Yacoratia Path. During the ride, you'll view the jungle's extensive flora and might catch a glimpse of some of the region's indigenous wildlife. You will then disembark at Puerto Macuco, where you'll hop into an inflatable boat with your tour group and navigate 6.5km (4 miles) along the lower Iguazú River, braving 1.6km (1 mile) of rapids as you approach the falls in Devil's Throat Canyon. (This service is on a private basis.)
Today you will briefly head into Brazil to view the falls from the opposite side as the day before. The tour begins at the Visitors Center where thematic buses will take you to the beginning of the footbridges. Wander through the many walkways and balconies until you reach Puerto Canoas, a food and shopping area. (This service is on a private basis.)
In the morning, 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 picked up at the airport and transferred to your hotel.
In the morning, you will be picked up at your hotel in Buenos Aires and transferred to the airport. (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 Iguazu is a hotel where sophistication and nature work together. The lodge was built while preserving the environment and having the least impact possible. In the property's 3 hectares you will find a diversity of flora and fauna. The Lodge offers the chance to relax while also enjoying adventures in the Misiones Jungle by Iguazu Falls.