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Wonders of Argentina (16 days / 15 nts)

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Places Visited:
v/   Buenos Aires
v/   Iguazu
v/   Bariloche
v/   Calafate
v/   Ushuaia
v/   Puerto Madryn
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Allow yourself to enjoy the passion of the tango in a cafe in Buenos Aires, the beauty of Iguazu Falls, the inspiring landscapes on the andes and Bariloche, the amazing glaciers in the Argentinean Patagonia and the natural highlights of Tierra del Fuego and Peninsula Valdes.
Day 1:Arrive in Buenos Aires
Day 2:Buenos Aires (City tour)
Day 3:Buenos Aires (at leisure)
Day 4:Buenos Aires - Iguazu
Day 5:Iguazu Falls (Argentine falls)
Day 6:Iguazu Falls - Bariloche
Day 7:San Carlos de Bariloche (Short circuit)
Day 8:Bariloche (at leisure) 
Day 9:Bariloche - El Calafate
Day 10:El Calafate (Perito Moreno Glacier) 
Day 11:El Calafate (at leisure)
Day 12:El Calafate - Ushuaia
Day 13:Ushuaia (Tierra del Fuego National Park)
Day 14:Ushuaia - Trelew - Puerto Madryn
Day 15:Puerto Madryn (Peninsula Valdes)
Day 16:Puerto Madryn - Fly out from Buenos Aires


Hotels used in this tour
(hotels can be changed on request for most tours)
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Buenos Aires
Hotel Sofitel, Buenos Aires
Sofitel
144 rooms
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Hotel Intersur Recoleta, Buenos Aires
Intersur Recoleta
70 rooms
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Hotel Waldorf, Buenos Aires
Waldorf
120 rooms
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hotel site
Iguazu
Hotel Loi Suites Iguazu, Iguazu
Loi Suites Iguazu
162 rooms
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hotel site
Hotel Amerian Portal, Iguazu
Amerian Portal
102 rooms
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hotel site
Hotel Saint George, Iguazu
Saint George
75 rooms
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hotel site
Bariloche
Hotel Llao Llao, Bariloche
Llao Llao
162 rooms
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hotel site
Hotel Edelweiss, Bariloche
Edelweiss
100 rooms
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hotel site
Hotel Nahuel Huapi, Bariloche
Nahuel Huapi
65 rooms
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hotel site
El Calafate
Hotel Xelena, El Calafate
Xelena
71 rooms
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hotel site
Hotel Alto Calafate, El Calafate
Alto Calafate
103 rooms
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hotel site
Hotel Sierra Nevada, El Calafate
Sierra Nevada
40 rooms
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hotel site
Ushuaia
Hotel Los Cauquenes, Ushuaia
Los Cauquenes
54 rooms
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hotel site
Hotel Los Acebos, Ushuaia
Los Acebos
56 rooms
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hotel site
Hotel Hosteria Patagonia Jarke, Ushuaia
Hosteria Patagonia Jarke
15 rooms
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hotel site
Puerto Madryn
Hotel Territorio Hotel, Puerto Madryn
Territorio Hotel
36 rooms
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hotel site
Hotel Peninsula Valdes, Puerto Madryn
Peninsula Valdes
69 rooms
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hotel site
Hotel La Posada, Puerto Madryn
La Posada
24 rooms
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hotel site
Day 1:  Arrive in Buenos Aires
Arrival in Buenos Aires Ezeiza International airport. Meet your guide outside the Customs area and transfer to your Hotel. Balance of the afternoon is at leisure. Overnight in Buenos Aires.
Day 2:  Buenos Aires (City tour)
In the morning city tour. The tour starts at the historic Plaza de Mayo Square, scenery of resonant politic manifestations. It is surrounded by the Government House, best known as the “Pink House”, which is the seat of the Executive Branch; the Cabildo (the old City Hall) and the Cathedral. The Avenida De Mayo, which starts in this square, is an interesting set of buildings of varied styles that reflect the diversity of its inhabitants. Afterwards, the wide 9 de Julio Avenue appears and the Obelisk arises. Continue towards San Telmo, one of the oldest neighbourhoods which still keeps most of its architectonic patrimony untouched Southwards, we arrive at La Boca with its famous street, Caminito. The visit then goes on towards the well-off districts of Puerto Madero; Palermo and Recoleta where it ends.

Afternoon at leisure. We suggest to do the Dinner Tango Show to enjoy the glamour, beauty and sophistication of the best music in Argentina. Return to the hotel. Overnight in Buenos Aires.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 3:  Buenos Aires (Day at leisure)
Day at leisure, we suggest you to do a tour to a typical Estancia from Argentina, to enjoy a gaucho festival. A perfect country day, where you could learn about the main aspects of the gaucho´s life, observe a horse riders´ exhibition and enjoy a banquet of “empanadas” and a great “parrillada” accompanied with an excellent argentine wine. Overnight in Buenos Aires.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 4:  Buenos Aires - Iguazu
Check-out from the hotel and transfer to the domestic airport (without guide). Arrival at Iguazu airport and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the afternoon is at leisure. Overnight in Iguazu.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 5:  Iguazu Falls (Argentine falls)
In the morning we will visit the Argentinean side of the Iguazu falls (entrance), located within the Iguazu national park, one of the first protected areas in South America, declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO. We will take the train to Garganta Station where we will get off for a walk up to the Devil’s Throat balcony, to share one of the greatest shows on Earth. The excursion continues along the upper and lower paths to get a close view of the imposing waterfalls. Take the Great adventure as an optional tour (not included). Overnight in Iguazu.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 6:  Iguazu Falls - Bariloche
Check-out from the hotel and transfer to the airport. Arrival at Bariloche airport and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Bariloche.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 7:  San Carlos de Bariloche (Short circuit)
After breakfast, departure from the hotel bordering the lake Nahuel Huapi. We will pass by Playa Bonita and Campanario Hill Base. Here, you can take a chair lift to the top from where you admire one of the most beautiful and fascinating views in this area. We continue passiig by Llao Llao peninsula, San Eduardo Chapel and Puerto Pañuelo. Further on, we arrive at the panoramic lookout, a natural balcony, from where we admire Moreno lake and Llao Llao Peninsula. Return to Bariloche. Overnight in Bariloche.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 8:  Bariloche (Day at leisure) 
Day at leisure, we suggest the sailing to Victoria Island. This tour starts in the Pañuelos Port in Llao Llao. Overnight in Bariloche.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 9:  Bariloche - El Calafate
Check-out from the hotel and transfer to the airport. Arrival at El Calafate airport and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in El Calafate.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 10:  El Calafate (Perito Moreno Glacier) 
Departure from the hotel towards Perito Moreno glacier (entrance) situated within Los Glaciares National park. Perito Moreno glacier is an imposing ice river that descends from the Southern Patagonian Ice Field causing, during its slow advance, ice cracks and thunderous bursts that turned the glacier into a world marvel in constant movement. A show that is impressive not only for its beauty, but also for the continuous roars that are heard from its innermost recesses. Because of its breathtaking beauty it was declared a Mankind Heritage by Unesco. A walk along through the paths allows you to admire this impressive wonder of nature from different view points. It is possible to take an optional boat trip to enjoy a different view of the glacier wall from the water level, allowing you to get a better idea of the height of its peaks and towers (1 hour of Navigation). Return to the hotel. Overnight in El Calafate.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 11:  El Calafate (Day at leisure)
Day at your leisure, we suggest the tour to the National Park Los Glaciares. There you will be taken through Punta Banderas in order to go on a tour called “Todo Glaciares”. You will board the ship and navigate among the icebergs of various spectacular patterns of shape and size. The glaciers that you will visit are: “Upsala” and “Spegazzini”.  Overnight in El Calafate.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 12:  El Calafate - Ushuaia
Check-out from the hotel and transfer to the airport. Arrival at Ushuaia airport and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Ushuaia.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 13:  Ushuaia (Tierra del Fuego National Park)
In the morning, excursion to Tierra del Fuego National park (entrance) located 12 km (7.5 miles) away from the city. A fascinating trip with assorted views on the Beagle Channel, surrounded by the most charming views offered by the southern tip of the Andes Mountain Range before plunging into the ocean and the Andean-Patagonian forest. A trip along peat bogs and beaver dams, leads to Lapataia River and Green Lagoon. From there you will travel the final part of Route 3 that finishes in Lapataia Bay. The primitive aborigine settlers have left their traces in the ‘concheros’, unbelievable archaeological deposits that provide interesting information about these people’s every day life. Return to Ushuaia, stopping at Roca lake to admire the characteristic weather-changing colors of its waters. Return to the hotel. Overnight in Ushuaia.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 14:  Ushuaia - Trelew - Puerto Madryn
Check out and transfer to the Ushuaia airport.  Arrival at Trelew airport and transfer to the hotel in Puerto Madryn. Overnight in Puerto Madryn.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 15:  Puerto Madryn (Peninsula Valdes)
After breakfast. Day in Península Valdes (entrance), declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO due to its geography, flora and fauna, features that turn it into a paradise of nature. Departure from Puerto Madryn towards Puerto Pirámide. Here, from July to November, it is possible to share the unforgettable experience of watching the imposing Southern Right Whale (optional), that reaches these shores to mate and give birth. The tour continues towards Punta Delgada Lighthouse, a historical monument of nature. After lunch (not included) the visit continues towards Caleta Valdés, a strange geological formation that runs parallel to the coast. On your way back to Puerto Madryn, you will Medit you will appreciate the Salinas Grande y Chica (Grand and Small salt pits) -depressions. Return to Puerto Madryn. Overnight in Puerto Madryn.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 16:  Puerto Madryn - Fly out from Buenos Aires
Check out and transfer to the Trelew airport. Arrival in Buenos Aires domestic airport and then tranfser (only driver) to the Ezeiza International airport to connect with your international flight.

Considering the delays in migrations and customs in Buenos Aires, as well and the heavy traffic in the city,  we recommend a minimum connection time of 5-6 hours.

(Included meals: breakfast)
 

Itinerary:

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Trip type:
  Shared service
(can be done privately also)
Departures:
   Daily