10-Day Argentina Tour: Buenos Aires - Iguazu Falls - El Calafate
Product Code: 3215-227557
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OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Explore the stunning city of Buenos Aires on a panoramic city tour, including Plaza de Mayo, the Obelisk, La Boca, Teatro Colon, and San Telmo Market
  • • Hear the roar of the mighty Iguazu Falls
  • • Discover the towering glaciers of Patagonia
Tour Code
3215-227557
Duration
10 days
Departure City
Buenos Aires
End City
Buenos Aires, El Calafate
Tour Type:
Bus/Coach
Language:
English, Spanish
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Experience: Cultural, Historical, Honeymoon, UNESCO, Nature, Family

Learn about local culture with in-depth tours and activities; Encounter rich historical landmarks with expert guides; Travel the world with your partner to romantic resorts and destinations; Visit locations designated as World Heritage Sites by the United Nations; Get in touch with Mother Earth; Enjoy activities and tours that are perfect for the whole family

Style: Independent

No guide will be available except during included excursions/activities/transfers

Group Type: Standard group

Tour with fellow travelers from all over the world

Activity Level: Moderate

Designed for travelers in good health who are comfortable with light walking or hiking

Quality: Standard

Travel with professional guides, enjoy more time at attractions and/or stay at comfortable accommodations

Itinerary
Day 01
Buenos Aires

Arrival in Buenos Aires

Hotel: Europlaza Hotel & Suites or similar

Upon your arrival at Buenos Aires airport (Ezeiza or Aeroparque), you will be met and transferred to the Europlaza hotel in the city center.

The rest of the day will be free for you to spend at your leisure.

Tips:
The Europlaza Hotel & Suites is a 3 stars hotel and offers a strategic location, a few blocs away from the Obelisk and the 9 de julio Avenue, you can fully enjoy the city center.

Visiting Attractions

Day 02
Buenos Aires

Panoramic City Tour and Tango Show

Hotel: Europlaza Hotel & Suites or similar

Today we'll introduce you to Buenos Aires, from the great attractions to the amazing culture, including an exciting Tango Show.

Buenos Aires City Tour



Discover the magic of Buenos Aires. Perfect for first-time visitors, this morning or afternoon three-hour city tour is a well-rounded introduction to Buenos Aires' famous sights while also leaving you with some free time to explore a bit more of the city.

After breakfast, you will be picked-up from your hotel and go for a three-hour bus tour, including the beautiful parks and gardens of Recoleta and Palermo neighborhoods, the Colon Theater, Mayo Square, the cathedral, traditional Mayo Avenue, Congress Square and many other buildings and palaces.

We will start our tour through one of the main avenues, the 9th of July Avenue, where we'll see the Teatro Colon and the Obelisk. Afterwards we will visit the Plaza de Mayo, where we will do our first stop, There was the historical, political and foundational epicenter of the city; We will be able to take Photos of the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Government House, the Cabildo.

The tour will continue south through the old neighborhood of San Telmo, passing through Parque Lezama, and then on to the neighborhood of La Boca, where we have our second stop. Famous for the stadium of Boca Juniors, one of the greatest exponents of the Argentinian passion: Football; and also important for Caminito, one of the biggest Tourist Attractions, full of color, magic and history.

After the break we'll move to Puerto Madero, which is one of the newest, most exclusive and most modern neighborhoods in Buenos Aires with its main areas of Retiro and Plaza San Martin.

We'll move on to Palermo, which is Buenos Aires main green area.

The last neighborhood we'll visit is the exclusive and sophisticated neighborhood of La Recoleta to end up our excursion in Buenos Aires in downtown where we will thank every person on the tour hoping to have you back in the future.

Tango Show

At night, around 8 pm, you will be picked up at your hotel to enjoy an exclusive meal, followed by a tango show with the best dancers of the City. You can enjoy an exquisite dinner of three steps with over thirty options Argentinian and international dishes. The service includes starter, main course soft drinks, mineral water, wines from winery Finca Flichman, dessert and coffee.

On the menu, you will find the best Argentinian dishes like, chicken, meat, varieties of pastas and salads.

Starter hot and cold
-Fries empanadas. Stuffed with meat, onions, scallions, egg, peppers and olives.

Main course
-Bife de chorizo grille. With potatotes, onions, corn, tomatoes, green onions, red peppers.
-Wok sauteed tenderloin with onions, potatoes, rice, sauce.
-Veal Cutlets with mashed tricolor. Mashed potatoes, pumpkin and sweet potato.
-Pope Arugula gnocchi, arugula, prosciutto and mozzarella roquefort cream.
-Pollack stew shrimp cream sauce, peppers, onions, carrots, zuchinnis and shrimp.
-Lamb and mushroom casserole tomatoes, carrots, eggplants, onions, pepper and potatoes.

Dessert
-Triffle red fruit and Chocolate Biscuit.

Drinks
-Malbec and Chardonnay wines (1 bottle for 2 people)
-Beer (free)
-Sodas and water (free)
-Coffee and tea (free)

10:15 pm: After a delicious dinner the show begins. A quartet of musicians start playing the pieces of classic tango and on stage four pairs of dancers fall in love with the audience with precision and sensuality.

Two singers dazzle the audience with their voices and the same will be complemented with stories of the history of tango and Buenos Aires, its charachters and circumstances from 1860 to the present.

11:30 pm: the event will finish and near and we´ll take you back to your hotel after living a great cultural and gastronomic experience.

Tips:
Morning Tour City Tour:
Starts Between 9:00am - 9:40am and ends between 12:30pm - 1:30pm in the Central Area around Córdoba Avenue and Florida Pedestrian Street.
We do not included hotel drop off.

Afternoon City Tour:
Starts Between 1:40pm - 2:40pm & ends between 5:30pm - 6:15pm in the Central Area around Córdoba Avenue and Florida Pedestrian Street.
We do not included hotel drop off.

Tango Show
Dress code is smart casual.
Day 03
Estancia Santa Susana

Santa Susana Ranch Day Trip

Hotel: Europlaza Hotel & Suites or similar

In the morning, we will pick you up from your hotel and head towards the Estancia Santa Susana. During the trip, you will enjoy scenic ride through the Argentine plains.

When you arrive at this traditional ranch, your day of gaucho fun begins with a friendly welcome reception at the ranch pub with empanadas and wine. Many attractions will be offered to you, such as a guided tour to Santa Susana to visit its church and museum.

Then, you will be invited to either enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride or horseback riding by yourself (along with an instructor).

Back at the ranch, you will feast on a delicious parrillada (Argentina BBQ) lunch of grilled specialties such as sausages and chicken, accompanied by salad and beverages. Then sip on a glass of mate (an Argentine drink of yerba mate leaves steeped in hot water) and finish with a pastry!

During lunch, you'll be entertained by a tango and folk show of classical music and dance, and watch an exciting boleadoras show. When you’re done eating, the real entertainment begins. Watch the gauchos show off their incredible ranch skills, including animal herding and the cuadreras race.

When your day of fun at the ranch is over, you’ll be driven back to Buenos Aires.

Tips:
Pick-up Time: Between 8:45am - 9:45am
Drop-off Time: approximately 6:00pm

INCLUDED
- Pick Up And Drop Off From Hotels.
-Guide In Spanish/English/Portuguese.
-Lunch And Drinks. Vegetable And Celiac Menu available.
-Afternoon Tea.
-Horseriding.
-Tango And Folklore Show.
-Gauchos`S Abilities And Skill Show.

Visiting Attractions

Day 04
Tigre Delta

Navigating to the Tigre Delta

Hotel: Europlaza Hotel & Suites or similar

This day tour to the Tigre Delta is one of the best to get away from the city and know more about the porteña culture. Tigre is a small and historical city in the north of Buenos Aires, along the River, surrounded by Islands and Delta, make it a special place where isleños (people living on islands) developed unique customs.



The tour begins at Sturla Riverside Station in Puerto Madero District in the heart of Buenos Aires, where we will meet at 9:45am. The boat leaves at 10:00am and we'll cruise along the Costanera Navigation Canal, parallel to the Buenos Aires shoreline, passing the River Plate Stadium and the University of Buenos Aires. The boat trip will allow you to have an other view of the city, from the waters.

From there, we'll cruise through the canals of the delta, one of the largest in the world, and you will learn more about isleños and their culture.

Upon reaching our destination, we will tour the city of Tigre in the best way: a hop-on/hop-off bus. We will make our first stop at the Puerto de Frutos market which is an old port for the landing of goods from Delta. Nowadays, it is a local tourist spot, visited all weekends by residents of Buenos Aires. Here you will have free time to walk around the market, enjoy the local products and craft art and take pictures and have a quick lunch .

After lunch, we will visit Paseo Victoria, where you'll have a chance to visit various museums including Museo del Mate, Naval Museum or Tigre Art Museum (tickets not included), in order to understand better the local customs and culture.

Then, after enjoying a day of discovering and relaxing in Tigre, you head to the Tigre train station where you will take the train back to the city of Buenos Aires. The trip will last one hour for you to have a view of the different landscapes surrounding Buenos Aires, and it will end at the Retiro train station, in the heart of the city.

Tips:
Starting Point: Sturla Viejas, Boulevard Cecilia Grierson 400, Buenos Aires
Starting Time: 9:45 am

Ending Point: Retiro Train Station (50 Del Libertador Av.)
Ending Time: approximately 6:00pm

Visiting Attractions

Day 05
Foz do Iguazu

Buenos Aires - Iguazu Falls

Hotel: Saint George or similar

Following breakfast in your hotel in Buenos Aires you will be met for a transferred to the airport for your flight to Puerto Iguazu, the small town close to the spectacular Iguazu Falls (airfare not included). Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your comfortable hotel in the town.

In the afternoon, you will be picked up by your guide in your hotel, and he will take you to The Brazilian side of the Iguazu Park. You will first go to the border and get your passport checked up (you might need a visa according on your nationality). Then, you will enter Brazil and upon arrival at the Visitors Center, you will get on the panoramic buses that begin the tour of the park.

After a while you will get off the bus to start walking the paths.

From the first balcony, you will have a panoramic view of the Argentinean falls. Then after 950 meters with stunning views over the Iguazu river, you will get to the falls on the Brazilian side. The walkway entering the river next to the Floriano Fall gives the visitor a refreshing reception and a gorgeous panoramic view of the lower Iguazu river and the Devil’s gorge Canyon, seen the day before.

The Brazilian side of the Iguazu falls is the place for the best views of the falls, so you might bring your Camera ready to take many pics!
Then, after a 4 hours tour, your guide will take you back to your Hotel in Puerto Iguazu.

Tips:
Please check if your nationality requires you to have a VISA for entering Brazil.

The Saint George is a 4 stars hotel, with a wide variety of services and facilities, which make its a perfect choice for those seeking a comfortable, warm and friendly and attentive service in the center of Puerto Iguazu Hotel.
Day 06
Iguazu National Park

Full Day Argentinian Iguazu Falls Tour

Hotel: Saint George or similar

After having breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up by your guide, and he will take you to the Upper Circuit First. It is 800 meters of catwalks detached from the jungles surface to protect the fauna by preventing disruption of their natural trails. From this circuit you'll have an upper view of the Iguazu Falls, enjoying their magnificence with a panoramic view. This part of the tour will take one hour.

Then, you will go to the Devil's Gorge, departing from Cataratas Station, the train goes up to Garganta Station in about 18 minutes. Then a walk along the catwalks about 1200 meters over the islands will take you to enjoy the most spectacular sight from the most important balcony: the Devil’s Gorge, the biggest fall of the Iguazu Falls. This 2nd part of the excursion takes about two hours.

Then, at last, you will take a trail going through 1.600 meters of catwalks, also detached from the jungles surface, you will enjoy a view from below and around the Iguazu Falls. This circuit provides a unique experience where you'll be feeling as a part of the natural surroundings, watching and sensing their magnitude from up close.

Then, at the end of the afternoon, your guide will take you back to your hotel.

Visiting Attractions

Day 07
El Calafate

Puerto Iguazu - El Calafate

Hotel: Hosteria Hainen or similar

After breakfast you will be collected from your hotel and transferred to the airport for your domestic flight to El Calafate (air fare is not included).

Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel where you can relax for the remainder of the day.

El Calafate is a picturesque village close to Lago Argentino, one of Patagonias largest and most stunning lakes. It's also the entrance to the amazing land of the glaciers.

Tips:
Located on a natural viewpoint 350 meters from the center, with wonderful views of Lake Argentino and the Andes Mountains, the Hosteria Hainen is a 3 Stars hotel, comfortable and with personalized attention.

Visiting Attractions

Day 08
El Calafate

Perito Moreno Glacier Boat Safari

Hotel: Hosteria Hainen or similar

Today's Los Glaciares National Park excursion is perfect for those nature lovers who want to explore lakes, rivers, mountains and trails to discover one of its greatest wonders, the only advancing glacier in the world, Perito Glacier. Known worldwide for its unique phenomena: huge parts of the glaciers fall out in the Argentino Lake once a year, attracting thousands of people. The Safari Boat ride will take so close to the glacier you will feel how cold it is and see how small we feel next to it!

After breakfast, we will pick you up from your hotel and we will head towards Los Glaciares National Park. We will drive along the scenic Route 11, which runs alongside the main course of Lago Argentino on our way to Brazo Rico.

Once in the park, we will go to Curva de los Suspiros, where we will get off the vehicle to take a first look at the Perito Moreno Glacier, which is certainly an amazing image. Later we will make another stop at the Muelle bajo las Sombras, where we will navigate to get closer to the southern wall of the glacier.

By boat we will approach to the stunning Perito Moreno ice walls, getting close enough to contemplate its immensity and also to observe the ice landslides that continually take place. As we get to the front wall, the boat will stop for a few minutes to get a better look at the landscape, giving us a very good opportunity to take interesting photographs and film the scene.

Then we will go to the front catwalks of the glacier, where we will see it from several balconies located at different heights, allowing to appreciate it from different angles, each more beautiful than the last one. Finally we will enjoy some free time to spot the different detachments that continually take place, and those who want to, can enjoy lunch at any of the restaurants near the runways.

In the afternoon we will return to El Calafate and we will drop you off at your hotel.

The rest of the evening is yours to enjoy El Calafate.

Tips:
WHAT TO BRING?
* Warm Clothes And Jacket
*Comfortable Shoes
* Sunglasses And Sunscreen Filter
Day 09
Puerto Bandera

Full Day Excursion with Boat Trip on the Ice River From El Calafate

Hotel: Hosteria Hainen or similar

Our journey to the Ice Rivers of Patagonia will take so close to the glaciers you will feel Patagonia's heartbeat against your fingertips.

Early in the morning, after breakfast, your guide will pick you up from your hotel and you will head towards the Port of Punta Bandera, 47 kilometers away from the city of El Calafate. You will drive by the Route 11 to Los Glaciares National Park and will skirt the main part of Lake Argentino to Puerto Bandera's private port, arriving around 8:30 am.

You will be quickly informed about the safety and seaworthiness and you will then embark on modern Catamaran at 09:00 am, to start navigating between icebergs in the north and Upsala Glacier to the namesake.

Travelling through another arm of Lake, you will observe the highest Glacier, Glacier Spegazzini with almost 100 meters of height.

After spending the day being impressed by the landscapes and unique experience, you will be taken back to shore and take ground transportation to El Calafate.

Tips:
* The tour can be modified depending on weather conditions and safety and the decision of the captain of the boat.
WHAT TO BRING : warm clothes, food & water
Day 10

El Calafate - Buenos Aires

After breakfast at your hotel you'll be met for your transfer to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires (or elsewhere, air fare not included).

Once in Buenos Aires, a private car will take you to the Ezeiza International Airport for your flight back home.

Pick-up Details/Transfers
Airport transfers will be arranged by the local operator prior to the start of the tour.
Arrival
Transfers are available from the following airports:
International Ezeiza Airport - EZE
Jorge Newbery Airpark- AEP

Upon your arrival at Buenos Aires airport (Ezeiza or Aeroparque), you will be met and transferred to the Europlaza hotel in the city center.

Departure
On the final day of the tour you will be transferred to the airport for your departing flight at an agreed upon time.

Transfers are available from the following airports:
Comandante Armando Tola International Airport - FTE
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • 9-Night Accommodation in standard room for selected hotel with breakfast included
  • Tours and transfers as specified in itinerary
  • Taxes
  • Bilingual Guides

Package Excludes

  • Flights
  • National Parks Fees
  • Extras, Meals and Others NOT Specified in itinerary
  • Personal expenses
Special Notes
  • Please provide us with your flight information prior to the start of the tour to arrange your airport transfer services.
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

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* Tour requires a minimum of 2 guests to depart.
* Not valid for special dates such as New Year's Eve, Carnival, Holy Week
* Rates subject to change without prior notice.

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    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
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    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

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