8 Nights 9 Days
Destinations : Buenos Aires – El Calafate – Ushuaia – Iguazu
Argentina is home to vibrant cities, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and incredible national parks. Explore our Argentina tour package to enjoy a memorable holiday.
Day 1: Arrival in Buenos Aires
Upon your morning arrival at Ezeiza International Airport, you will be warmly greeted and escorted to your hotel. Buenos Aires, a city of remarkable complexity, pulsates with vitality and allure, extending from the southern reaches to the northern expanse along the Rio de la Plata. This metropolis has served as the venerable gateway to Argentina for countless centuries. The inhabitants, affectionately referred to as Porteños, cherish a culture steeped in refinement, their European heritage being of paramount importance. The city's way of life and architectural landscape distinctly echo the contours of Europe, distinguishing it as the most European-influenced city in all South America. Yet, Buenos Aires has also given birth to unique art forms, most notably the enchanting tango, which has brought global fame to this Argentine gem. The remainder of the day is yours to savour at your own pace. Enjoy an overnight stay at your hotel in Buenos Aires.
Day 2: Buenos Aires
Begin your day with a delightful breakfast. This morning, you'll commence on a captivating Buenos Aires City Tour, an exploration that encompasses a rich tapestry of architectural styles, museums, sculptures, historical landmarks, and the echoes of Colonial, Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassical, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Modern, and international influences. Buenos Aires stands as a city replete with distinctive style and flair, offering an array of iconic locations to discover, such as Puerto Madero, Plaza de Mayo, Av. de Mayo, The National Congress Building, Avenida Corrientes, The Obelisk, El Ateneo Bookstore, Floralis Generica, Recoleta Cultural Center, Nuestra Senora del Pilar Basilica, Cemetery of La Recoleta, Caminito Street, and the vibrant neighbourhood of La Boca.
As the day unfolds, prepare for a delightful evening filled with the enchanting rhythms of Tango. You'll be whisked away to Tango Porteño, where you will be treated to an Evening Tango Show & Dinner at the opulent and mesmerising Magnificent Tango Porteño. After this memorable experience, you'll return to your comfortable hotel in Buenos Aires for a restful night's sleep, with the option to enjoy dinner if desired.
Day 3: Buenos Aires to El Calafate
Embark on a delightful day by commencing with a hearty breakfast. Your journey today entails heading to the airport to catch a flight bound for El Calafate. Upon your arrival at El Calafate Airport, you'll be warmly received and escorted to your hotel. This charming hamlet is nestled along the southern shores of Lake Argentina. As the seasons unfold, El Calafate adorns itself with the vibrant hues of yellow flowers in spring and lush purple fruits in summer. Local lore tells of a unique promise – those who savor these fruits are destined to return to the enchanting landscapes of Patagonia. The remainder of the day is yours to savour at your own pace, with the option to explore the town independently. As night falls, you will find rest and reprieve at your El Calafate hotel, anticipating the adventures that await.
Day 4: El Calafate
We kickstart the day with a hearty breakfast to fuel our exciting adventure. Our morning is dedicated to a full-day expedition to the awe-inspiring Perito Moreno Glacier. As we embark on this journey, you'll witness the sheer magnificence of Mother Nature in all her glory.
We depart from El Calafate, tracing the southern shoreline of the sprawling Argentine Lake, a scenic route spanning 90 kilometres, ultimately leading us to the entrance of Los Glaciares National Park. Here, we follow the pathways that guide us towards the imposing glacier.
The Perito Moreno Glacier is an ancient marvel, having stood the test of time for over 30,000 years. Covering an expanse of 192 square kilometres, it boasts an impressive 5-kilometre front wall with peaks reaching heights of up to 80 metres. The glacier's deep blue base is almost as enchanting as the surrounding water. As you stand in its presence, a profound silence envelops you, occasionally broken by the resounding echoes of enormous ice chunks breaking free and plummeting into the lake, where they float gracefully along the Canal de los Tempanos, also known as the Icebergs Channel.
For a more immersive experience, we embark on a Nautical Safari excursion, offering an unparalleled perspective of the grandeur of the Perito Moreno Glacier. The journey commences at Bajo de las Sombras Port, located just 6 kilometres from the Glacier Vantage Point. Visitors board a vessel and sail across Rico Lake. Upon reaching the southernmost point of the Canal de los Tempanos, the ship anchors at a safe distance from the glacier's towering wall. It's from here that the Safari Nautico adventure truly begins, affording you the unique opportunity to observe the glacier's colossal walls and the icebergs that continually calve from its icy face into the serene waters of Rico Lake.
As the day comes to a close, we return to our comfortable hotel in El Calafate for a well-deserved overnight stay.
Day 5: El Calafate to Ushuaia
Embark on today's journey by boarding a flight at El Calafate Airport, bound for the captivating destination of Ushuaia. Ushuaia graces the southernmost tip of the Republic of Argentina, nestled on the Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego. This extraordinary locale claims the title of being the world's southernmost city, resting along the Beagle Channel. Its name, derived from the yamana tongue, translates to "bay overlooking the West."
Set against the stunning backdrop of the sea, lush forests, serene lakes, and majestic mountains, Ushuaia emerges as a charming city. It boasts a robust tourism infrastructure, an elegant commercial hub, and a thriving social and cultural scene. Your night's lodging awaits at Ushuaia hotel.
Day 6: Ushuaia
This morning, embark on a captivating Half Day Tierra del Fuego National Park Tour, complete with a scenic Train of the End of the World Ride. The historic train ride now stands as a charming means for visitors to delve into Ushuaia's rich past. As you journey through this remote corner of the Earth, you'll be greeted by a truly magnificent landscape. Situated just 12 kilometers from Ushuaia, the Tierra del Fuego National Park is unique as the sole National Park in the country boasting a coastline along the ocean. Within its vast 63,000 hectares, a remarkable variety of flora, including nires, lengas, cherry trees, calafates, as well as delicate flowers like violets and orchids, are meticulously preserved.
In the afternoon, prepare for a Beagle Channel Navigation experience, where you'll visit Seals Island. You'll be escorted to the port, where you'll embark on a catamaran adventure, sailing the waters of the Beagle Channel that gracefully connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. This is a haven for a myriad of sea mammals and birds, offering you an exceptional opportunity to observe these fascinating creatures in their natural habitat, without causing any disruption to their daily routines. Conclude your day with an overnight stay at your Ushuaia hotel.
Day 7: Ushuaia to Iguazu
Begin your day with a transfer to the airport in Ushuaia for your flight to Iguazu. Upon your arrival at Iguassu Airport, your knowledgeable guide will warmly welcome you and escort you to your designated hotel. Situated at the border shared by Brazil and Argentina, the spectacular Iguassu Falls await. Nestled within the enchanting Argentine/Brazilian rainforest, these falls hold the distinction of being the widest and most awe-inspiring waterfalls on our planet. Their name, in the native Guarani language, translates to "Big Waters," a name that perfectly encapsulates their grandeur. Your overnight stay will be at a comfortable hotel in Iguazu.
Day 8: Iguassu
Begin your day with a delicious breakfast before embarking on an adventure to explore the magnificent Argentinean side of the Iguassu Falls. The Argentine Falls tour has become even more enchanting with the introduction of new facilities for the Upper, Lower, and Devil's Throat Circuits. Your journey starts at the New Visitors Center, where you can immerse yourself in the wonders of nature at the Nature's Interpretation Center.
From the Visitors Center, you have the option to hop on a train, which will whisk you away to Cataratas Station in approximately 8 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a leisurely stroll through the "Green Trail," leading you to the starting point of the Upper and Lower trails.
The UPPER CIRCUIT offers an extraordinary experience as you traverse 800 meters of catwalks suspended above the jungle's floor, preserving the natural trails of the local fauna. From this vantage point, you'll be treated to a bird's-eye view of the falls, allowing you to appreciate their grandeur and beauty from a panoramic perspective.
The LOWER CIRCUIT, comprising 1,600 meters of catwalks, also elevates you above the jungle floor, offering a unique perspective from below and around the falls. This circuit allows you to become one with the natural environment, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring surroundings and witness the falls' sheer magnitude up close.
The pinnacle of your journey is the DEVIL'S GORGE. After a scenic train ride from Cataratas Station that takes about 18 minutes, a stroll along the catwalks, suspended some 1,200 meters over the islands, leads you to a breathtaking vista at the most significant observation point: the Devil's Throat.
Conclude your day's adventures and retreat to the comfort of your hotel in Iguazu for a restful overnight stay.
Day 9: Departure from Iguassu to Buenos Aires
Today, we will go on an exciting excursion to the Brazilian Falls. The Brazilian Park has introduced some impressive new facilities for visitors. Upon reaching the Visitor Center, we board the panoramic buses that initiate our journey through the park, and then we descend to begin our exploration on foot. From the first observation point, we are treated to a breathtaking panoramic vista of the Argentinean Falls. After a 950-meter walk, with awe-inspiring vistas of the Iguazu River, we arrive at the Brazilian side of the falls. The walkway, which takes us right up to Floriano Falls, provides a refreshing welcome and a stunning panoramic perspective of the lower Iguazu River and the Devil's Gorge Canyon. If you desire, you can take an elevator or climb the stairs to reach the shopping and restaurant area on the upper level.
After this captivating experience, we return to the entrance on the panoramic buses. Later, we will proceed to the airport for our flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival in Buenos Aires, we will be transferred to the international airport for the next leg of our journey or our return home, carrying with us a treasure trove of unforgettable memories.
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