This 10-day exploration of Argentina showcased famous natural wonders such as Iguazu Falls but also lesser known locations just as magnificent. From Iguazu, venture to the wetlands of Iberia to have a unique experience at Puerto Valle. From there, head south to the eastern coast to Puerto Madryn to witness the rugged coastline and the cute inhabitants that call this area home, Penguins!

Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires
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 a local representative 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 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
  • Tour: Brazilian Side Half Day Tour
  • Accommodation: La Cantera Jungle Lodge
  • Meals: B

Today, 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 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.)

Brazilian Side Half Day Tour

Today, you will be taken across the border into Brazil, to explore the Falls from an entirely different perspective. 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 all about the surrounding region and points out the most spectacular 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
  • Tour: Gran Aventura!
  • Accommodation: La Cantera Jungle 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.)

Gran Aventura!

To get even more of a thrill out of today's excursion, you will be provided with tickets for the Gran Aventura! This group tour begins with a 5 mile safari ride along the Yacoratia Path. En route, you can admire 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 group basis.)

Day 4: Iguazu - Posadas

Iguazu - Posadas
Daily Summary
  • Transportation: Airport Transfers
  • Accommodation: Puerto Valle Hotel
  • Meals: B, L, D

Today, you will be picked up at your hotel in Iguazu and transferred to the airport in good time to board your domestic flight to Posadas. Upon arrival in Posadas, you will be greeted at the airport by your driver and transferred to your hotel, visit the Jesuitic Ruins enroute. (This service is on a private basis.)

Welcome to the Ibera Wetlands! Puerto Valle Hotel offers its guests exclusive access to the rich biodiversity of the largest conservation area in Argentina. The heart of the hotel – a singular and graceful mixture of refinement, history, nature and people— is a traditional manor of Corrientes built in 1868, with stately and comfortable rooms. A magnificent park of more than 14 hectares, meticulously designed by the prestigious landscaping firm of Carlos Thays, is home to native and exotic species, and invites guests to relax and enjoy the quiet and the connection with nature.

Days 5 - 6: Posadas

Posadas
Daily Summary
  • Tour: Hotel Activities
  • Accommodation: Puerto Valle Hotel
  • Meals: B, L, D

Hotel Activities

Your all inclusive stay at Puerto Valle Hotel will be unlike anything you have ever experienced. On property, the natural landscape takes center stage. The hotel is surrounded by a unique geography of the northern Corrientes Province, and offers exclusive access to the rich biodiversity of the Ibera Natural Reserve. The area surrounding the hotel features lakes, marshlands, wetlands and floating soil formations, against the backdrop of the native forests and the Parana River. The Estancia engages in a series of productive steps following sustainability criteria, and guests have a diverse menu of activities to choose from.

There are plenty of excursions for every traveler. Hiking, bird watching, fishing and horseback riding are some of the numerous outings you can enjoy in couples or with friends and family. Each of the programs have been carefully designed to offer you the opportunity to see, experience and connect with the environment, no matter what your preferences and interests are.

Day 7: Posadas - Puerto Madryn

Posadas - Puerto Madryn
Daily Summary
  • Transportation: Airport Transfers
  • Accommodation: Hotel Peninsula Valdes
  • Meals: B

Today, you will be picked up at your hotel in Posadas and transferred to the airport in good time to board your domestic flight to Puerto Madryn. Upon arrival in Puerto Madryn, you will be greeted at the airport by your driver and transferred to your hotel. (This service is on a private basis.)

Puerto Madryn

Puerto Madryn is the main town in the Peninsula Valdes region, located in the southern portion of Argentina's coast. To the south, you will find the Penguins Reserve of Punta Tombo and other highlights in the area include whale watching, visiting the sea lions, as well as observing the penguins. The marine life sightings in this area are endless, so keep your eyes in and around the water for the action.

Day 8: Puerto Madryn

Puerto Madryn
Daily Summary
  • Tour: Peninsula Valdes Excursion
  • Accommodation: Hotel Peninsula Valdes
  • Meals: B

Peninsula Valdes Excursion

This morning, you will embark on a full day guided tour of the Peninsula de Valdes & Delgada or Punta Norte. Peninsula Valdes in Patagonia is a site of global significance for the conservation of marine mammals. It is home to an important breeding population of the endangered southern right whale, as well as important breeding populations of southern elephant seals and southern sea lions. The orcas in this area have developed a unique hunting strategy to adapt to local coastal conditions. Penguins can also be seen here as well.

To begin the tour, you will be met at your hotel by your guide, from where you will head northeast by national route Nº 3, then by provincial routes 1 and 2 , eventually arriving at Carlos Ameghino’s Interpretative Bureau. This is the first point of your excursion, where it is possible to see part of the history, local fauna and sea birds of this area. From there, you will continue on to Caleta Valdes or Punta Norte, a continental sea elephants reserve. During the journey, you will see the natural inhabitants of the Peninsula Valdes, including, American ostriches, Patagonian hares, armadillos, foxes, skunks, eagles, Patagonian owls, and many others!

The next stop of your tour will be at Puerto Piramide, a lovely town on the New Gulf, that boasts crystalline waters perfect for divers and naturalists. From that underwater paradise, it will be off to Punta Piramide, a reserve of sea wolves of one hair, which can be found from December to March during the year. Eventually, return to Puerto Madryn, the point of disembarkation of the Welsh colonists from 1865. Travel through the city and catch a glimpse of the only aluminum factory in the country, ALUAR, as well as the fishing industrial park and the deep waters’ wharf “Almirante Storni”, which can all be seen from the road from the road. Finish the excursion back at your hotel after a very interactive and informative day. (This service is on a private basis.)

Day 9: Puerto Madryn

Puerto Madryn
Daily Summary
  • Tour: Punta Tombo Full Day Tour
  • Accommodation: Hotel Peninsula Valdes
  • Meals: B

Punta Tombo Full Day Tour

Today, you will enjoy a full day shared guided tour of Punta Tombo. Punta Tombo is the most important Magellan Penguins colony within continental Patagonia. More than a million and a half of them arrive at this majestic place every year in order to breed. Admire these furry creatures, as they waddle about on the rocks, splash in the water and interact with one another. Entrance fees are included with your visit. (This service is on a group basis.)

Day 10: Puerto Madryn - Buenos Aires 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 in Puerto Madryn, you will be met by your driver and transferred to the airport in good time to board your domestic flight to Buenos Aires. On arrival, check into 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 Cantera Jungle Lodge

La Cantera Jungle Lodge

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.

Puerto Valle Hotel

Puerto Valle Hotel

Welcome to the Ibera Wetlands! Puerto Valle Hotel offers its guests exclusive access to the rich biodiversity of the largest conservation area in Argentina. The heart of the hotel – a singular and graceful mixture of refinement, history, nature and people— is a traditional manor of Corrientes built in 1868, with stately and comfortable rooms. A magnificent park of more than 14 hectares, meticulously designed by the prestigious landscaping firm of Carlos Thays, is home to native and exotic species, and invites guests to relax and enjoy the quiet and the connection with nature.

Hotel Peninsula Valdes

Hotel Peninsula Valdes

Exploring the Patagonia region can make for very intense days. Enjoy the comfort of modern amenities between touring the desert landscapes or navigating with the whales. Thelovely Península Valdes Hotel, located in Puerto Madryn, overlooks the calm waters of Golfo Nuevo, for the perfect peaceful retreat. Escape the histle and bustle, with a coastal getaway in a clean, welcoming and accommodating space. The staff on property offer the highest level of hospitable service and not a single detail goes unnoticed.

Pricing and Details

Starting from $ 3,792 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

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  • 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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