Visit most iconic sights in Argentina: Buenos Aires, Perito Moreno glacier and Iguazu Waterfall.

taste of argentinaDepartures: Daily

Length: 9 days / 8 nights

Destinations: Buenos Aires / Patagonia / Iguazu

Highlights: A fantastic introduction to Argentina. Discover the history and culture of Buenos Aires, travel to Patagonia to visit El Calafate and see Perito Moreno glacier, and be in awe of the incredible Iguazu Waterfalls with visits to both the Brazil and Argentina sides of the falls.

Price: from £1895 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 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 and we will meet you and escort you by private vehicle to your hotel. For the remainder of the day enjoy free time to relax or explore the area around your hotel - Buenos Aires is an elegant and cosmopolitan city with stunning architecture, cuisine, wine and nightlife. 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 its 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 show at 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

This morning we will escort you from your hotel to Buenos Aires airport for a flight to El Calafate in Patagonia. In El Calafate we will escort you to your hotel where you will have the rest of the day at your leisure to relax after your flight.

Meals: Breakfast

Overnight: Hotel in El Calafate

The city of El Calafate is the gateway to the Glaciers National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most stunning regions of South America, and the most iconic glacier of all is Perito Moreno Glacier. Today you will journey on an excursion to experience this glacier in all its glory. In the morning board the Safari Nautico cruise ship to cruise Lake Rico passing icebergs as you travel towards the glacier for unbeatable views of the glacier. After the cruise travel by bus to the Perito Moreno viewing platforms for time at your leisure to explore the various viewing platforms and enjoy equally incredible perspectives of Perito Moreno and, if you are lucky, some icefalls.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight: Hotel in El Calafate

Options: For the adventurous upgrade your Perito Moreno visit to include 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 in El Calafate. You may consider exploring the delightful town centre with artesan crafts and boutiques stalls, or stroll to Reserva Laguna Nimez on the coastline to spot for flamingos and other birdlife 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 over 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 Puerto Iguazu on the Argentinian side of Iguazu Falls where on arrival we will escort you your hotel in this sub-tropical jungle region of Argentina.

Meals: Breakfast

Overnight: Hotel in Iguazu

The Iguazu Falls are one of the most beautiful natural wonders on the planet and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Around 275 individual falls cascade down in the largest waterfall system in the world, truly a remarkable sight to behold. Today you will enjoy an excursion to the Iguazu National Park to experience the falls in all their glory for yourself, following the trail of walkways around the park that are built over the falls providing fabulous views. Later you will take the small train within the national park to visit the spectacular Devil's Throat, the most furious and powerful part of the falls. In the afternoon you get the chance to get up close and personal with the falls on 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 which has fewer walkways than the Argentinian side but more impressive panoramic views. You will stroll along a 1.2 kilometre walkway through jungle with incredible views. After visiting the Brazilian side of the falls 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

  • Two domestic flights within Argentina (Buenos Aires - El Calafate / El Calafate - 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

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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