A classic itinerary taking in Buenos Aires, Patagonia's glaciers, Mendoza's wine region and Iguazu Falls.

classic argentinaDepartures: Daily

Length: 11 days / 10 nights

Destinations: Buenos Aires / El Calafate in Patagonia / Mendoza / Iguazu Falls

Highlights: Tour Buenos Aires and see a tango show, travel to Patagonia and explore Perito Moreno glacier, in Mendoza taste fine wines in the foothills of the Andes, visit both the Argentina and Brazil sides of Iguazu Waterfall.

Price: from £2870 per person

Single Person Supplement: £POA

Price Information: Based on 2 people travelling and sharing a double or twin room in our selected standard-class hotel accommodation. See our Argentina hotels for more information on accommodation. For a quote based on superior or luxury accommodation, or to tailor this holiday itinerary please Contact Us.

Holiday Itinerary

Arrive in Buenos Aires to start your holiday, we will meet you at the airport and escort you by private vehicle to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore Buenos Aires. The city is home to stunning architecture, cuisine, wine and nightlife all within a short walking distance from your hotel. If you would like recommendations of places to visit please just let us know.

Meals: None

Overnight: Hotel in Buenos Aires

Enjoy a tour to discover the beauty and magic of Buenos Aires. Observe the symbolic Obelisk on 9 de Julio street before continuing to visit Plaza de Mayo to see the Cathedral and Casa Rosada (and itss famous "Evita balcony"). From here continue south to San Telmo famous for its antiques shops and market (Sunday only) before touring La Boca, home to the colourful Caminito Street with its tango dancers and souvenir shops, and Boca Juniors football stadium. Next visit the port district of Puerto Madero and the residential district of Palermo with its large parks and monuments. The tour concludes in Recoleta, one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in Buenos Aires where you will find the famous Recoleta cemetery, elegant cafes and restaurants.

Meals: Breakfast

Overnight: Hotel in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires

Free morning and afternoon in Buenos Aires to explore more of this famous city at your leisure. In evening you will get to experience a night of iconic Argentinian entertainment with dinner and a tango show. Choose from La Ventana in the heart of San Telmo or Tango Porteño near Buenos Aires' famous obelisk.

Meals: Breakfast, Evening Meal

Overnight: Hotel in Buenos Aires

Option: Extend your stay in Buenos Aires with an extra night to allow more time to explore the city, or to include a Full Day Pampas Estancia Tour to Estancia El Ombu de Areco, Estancia La Bamba or Estancia Sofia. It is also possible to include overnight stays in the estancias. Please enquire for further details.

This morning we will escort you to Buenos Aires airport for a flight to El Calafate in Patagonia where we will escort you to your hotel. Enjoy free time for the remainder of the day to relax after your flight.

Meals: Breakfast

Overnight: Hotel in El Calafate

Today you will journey on a full day excursion into the UNESCO World Heritage Glaciers National Park to visit the iconic Perito Moreno glacier. You will board the Safari Nautico cruise ship to cruise Lake Rico passing icebergs as you travel towards the glacier for unbeatable views of the glacier from a unique perspective. Following the cruise you will travel to the viewing platforms to spend time at your leisure admiring this natural wonder and, if you are lucky, see and hear some of the dramatic icefalls.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight: Hotel in El Calafate

Options: Upgrade your Perito Moreno visit to a Mini-Trekking excursion to hike over the glacier with crampons (age restricted 10-65 years old). For the most luxurious experience upgrade your cruise to Glaciares Gourmet to extend your cruise and include a gourmet meal. Please enquire for further details.

Perito Moreno Glacier
Perito Moreno Glacier
Perito Moreno Glacier

Enjoy a free day to explore the quaint town of El Calafate on the banks of Lake Argentina. The town center is compact and full of artesan crafts and boutiques stalls, and if you are interested in nature Reserva Laguna Nimez is only a short walk from the town and flamingos and other birdlife can be spotted feeding in the waters.

Meals: Breakfast

Overnight: Hotel in El Calafate

El Calafate
El Calafate
El Calafate

Options: If you prefer to add an excursion today we have two options to consider. Full Day Estancia Cristina Discovery (see photos below) visits this historic estancia and includes a cruise over Lake Argentina spotting icebergs, a gourmet lunch in the estancia, and a 4x4 adventure to a lookout of Upsala Glacier. Our El Chalten Full Day Excursion visits this iconic trekking region. Please enquire for further details.

Estancia Cristina
Estancia Cristina
Estancia Cristina

This morning fly from El Calafate to the city of Mendoza in the heart of Argentina's famous red wine region. Mendoza is the best place in Argentina to visit the thriving vineyards and sample the world-famous malbec produced here. The city has much more to offer than just wine though and its location in the foothills of the Andes has blessed Mendoza with absolutely breathtaking scenery.

Meals: Breakfast

Overnight: Hotel in Mendoza

Enjoy the wonderful scenery, wine, Andean scenery and historic surroundings of Mendoza.

Meals: Breakfast

Overnight: Hotel in Mendoza

This morning fly from Mendoza to Puerto Iguazu on the Argentina side of Iguazu Falls. On arrival we will escort you your hotel in this sub-tropical jungle region of Argentina.

Meals: Breakfast

Overnight: Hotel in Iguazu

Today enjoy a guided excursion to the UNESCO World Heritage Iguazu National Park to experience the incredible Iguazu Falls in all their glory. Start your visit by strolling along walkways built around the falls which provide some unique views of the falls. Later take the small train within the park to visit the spectacular Devil's Throat, the most furious and powerful part of the falls. In the afternoon your tour continues with an exhilarating boat safari up river to the base of the falls - just bring some waterproofs as you may get wet!

Meals: Breakfast

Overnight: Hotel in Iguazu

Iguazu Falls
Iguazu Falls
Iguazu Falls

This morning we will escort you over the border to Brazil to enjoy a guided visit to the Brazilian side of the falls. The Brazilian side of the river faces the falls and has the most impressive panoramic views of the hundreds of falls that make up the Iguazu Waterfall. After the visit we will escort you back to Argentina and onward to Puerto Iguazu airport for your return flight home.

Meals: Breakfast

Overnight: N/A

Iguazu Falls
Iguazu Falls
Iguazu Falls

Options: If your return flight home is from Buenos Aires you may consider adding an additional night in Argentina's capital. You may find better international flight options from Sao Paulo in Brazil in which case we can escort you to Foz do Iguacu airport on the Brazil side of the border instead of Puerto Iguazu airport in Argentina. Please enquire for further details.

Included

  • Three domestic flights within Argentina (Buenos Aires - El Calafate / El Calafate - Mendoza / Mendoza - Iguazu)
  • All excursions
  • English-speaking guides for all excursions
  • Entry fees to all sites included in the itinerary
  • Accommodation
  • All meals detailed
  • Transfers to / from airports or hotels as required
  • All transport and travel within Argentina and Brazil

Not Included

  • International flights to/from South America. We exclude international flights to give the option to compare flight pricing or use airmiles, however we can include and provide international flights as part of your holiday and any international flights booked through us would be ATOL-protected as part of your package with us. Depending on time of year, departure airport and airline preference flight prices start from around £600pp economy. If you would like us to quote on international flights just let us know your preferred departure airport when you enquire.

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