12 Day itinerary in Argentina, South America

Buenos Aires, Falls, Wine & Southern Lakes

Travel to Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina and a hub for sensual tango and bustling culture. Fly to Iguazú Falls and wander through the rainforest of Argentina. Travel to Mendoza, a region overflowing with wine and tasty delicacies and finish your journey in Patagonia. Enjoy a 12-day travel ... Read More

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Day 1

place Transfer Buenos Aires Ezeiza Airport / Buenos Aires Hotel

Welcome to Argentina! Upon your arrival, you will be transferred in a private service to the city and you will have the rest of the day to enjoy at your own pace. Buenos Aires is a marvelous and furious cosmopolitan city, full of colors and different kinds of architecture. Capital of Argentina and described as the Paris of South America, Buenos Aires proudly embraces this title, as well as showing off plenty of its own culture! Argentines are usually eager to host visitors: if you walk the streets with a map, someone will surely stop and ask if you need directions. That’s our spirit! So, for this first day, feel free to wander the cobblestone streets lined with outdoor cafes, enjoy the mouthwatering aroma of prized Argentine beef sizzling on an open “parrilla” (barbecue) and browse the local antique and artisan markets that offer plenty of bargain shopping. And to travel deeper and have a firm grip of the Argentine spirit, find the perfect leather jacket or handbag (Buenos Aires is home to some excellent local designers) and explore the colorful Palermo Soho neighborhoods.

Guide: Included for the day

Day 2

place Buenos Aires City Tour and Tango Show & Dinner

In the morning you will be picked up from your hotel (private service) to enjoy our traditional Buenos Aires city tour. You will be swept away by the highlights of our beloved Buenos Aires. Over the course of a half-day, you will have the chance to visit the historical and political center of the city around May Square (Plaza de Mayo) and the Pink House (the presidential house). Later, visit San Telmo with its cobblestone streets and the oldest residential neighborhood and La Boca where Buenos Aires turns colorful and tango is ever-present: come to walk Caminito street and dance with the locals. The next stop the chic and aristocratic Recoleta, where the big palaces remind us that Buenos Aires was once the “Paris of the South”. At the end of the tour, you will be driven back to your hotel (private service). Duration: 5 hours Included: transportation mentioned above Half-Day Dinner & Tango Show In the evening you will be picked up from your hotel to be driven to a mythical place where you will discover one of our most ancient traditions. You will have a memorable night out in Buenos Aires and will experience the passion of the Argentine tango. Tango is: Our immigrant origins, the talent of our local artists, the sensuality of the Argentine woman and our way to deal with a broken heart, dancing our way through tragic and yet eternal love stories. While having dinner, you will enjoy a professional display of tango and music with a group of local artists on stage immersed in an elegant and alluring place. The manners, ambience, clothes and dance steps which tango lovers used to practice 100 years ago will come to life again and you will travel in time for a night. At the end of the evening, around midnight, you will be driven back to your hotel, fully in love with the bohemian spirit of our beloved Buenos Aires. Type of service: Shared (Private transfer) Included: Transportation mentioned above, dinner with beverages, tango show Note: Formal dress not required

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner, Snacks

Day 3

place Buenos Aires / Puerto Iguazu & Half Day tour to Brazilian side of the falls

- Transfer Buenos Aires Hotel / Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery Airport At the appropriate time, you will be transferred (private service) to the domestic airport to take your flight. - Transfer Puerto Iguazú Airport / Puerto Iguazú Hotel Upon arrival to Puerto Iguazú you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel (private service). The small border town of Puerto Iguazú is the gateway to visit the impressive Iguazú Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders and a UNESCO World Heritage site, making it a must-see destination for any traveler visiting Argentina. You will have the day to relax and enjoy the tropical climate and jungle setting. - Half-Day Iguazú National Park: Brazilian Side You will be driven (private service) to the Brazilian side of the Iguazú Falls. Don't forget your passport! While Argentina has 80% of the falls on its side, Brazil has the best panoramic view. On the Argentinian side, you have the sensation of being right inside the falls, but only by visiting the Brazilian side you will fully appreciate the immensity of Iguazú falls. Take your time to enjoy it and feel it. Stroll the different walkways and feel the spray of water in your face. Take the boardwalk over the Salto Santa María, it feels like walking on the water! Get closer to the Devil's Throat and feel the power of water! We are sure this is a day you will never forget. At the end of the tour, you will be driven back to your hotel (private service). Duration: 2-3 hours Included: Transportation mentioned above, bilingual guide Not included: Entrance fee to Iguazú National Park (Brazilian side)

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast

Day 4

place Full-Day Iguazu National Park: Argentine Side

After breakfast, you will be driven to Iguazú National Park (private service) and explore the walking trails, waterfalls and, of course, the wildlife. Keep an eye out for toucans, monkeys or even the ubiquitous (and cute) coatis that scamper about the footpaths. Your guide will take you to the park just before it opens to be the first ones in. Once the entrance is open, instead of taking the ecological train you will walk quickly to arrive even before the first group to Garganta del Diablo (Devil's Throat), which will permit up-close and personal experiences with this magnificent spectacle of nature. The falls are surrounded by a humid subtropical forest where the exuberant vegetation is home to many different animals and birds. Lower and upper walkways weave in and around falls permitting up close and personal experiences with this magnificent spectacle of nature. The Argentine side of the falls is filled with a myriad of paths and stairways which allow you to experience them from many different perspectives. After walking and taking pictures of animals and plants, you will have some free time to eat lunch (not included) in this amazing environment. This excursion is highly recommended in order to experience the true power of Iguazú Falls. Duration: 6-7 hours Included: Transportation mentioned above, bilingual guide, ecological train Not included: Entrance fee to Iguazú National Park (Argentinian side) At the end of the tour you will be transferred back to your hotel

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast

Day 5

place Puerto Iguazu/Mendoza

Transfer Puerto Iguazú Hotel / Puerto Iguazú Airport At the appropriate time you will be transferred to the airport (private service). Transfer Mendoza Airport/ Hotel Chacras de Coria Welcome to Mendoza! Argentina's main wine region and heartland of Malbec grape, has also impressive mountains (like Aconcagua, climbers world known summit), outdoor sports (adventurous rafting) and breathtaking landscapes. Upon arrival, you will be taken to your hotel. (Private service)

Meals: Breakfast

Day 6

place Half Day Wine Tour

You will be picked up from your hotel for a half day tour to the Mendoza Wine Country. The tour is in a small group and with a bilingual guide. During the day, you will visit two of the best wineries in the area where you will learn about their philosophy, the wine making process and have the chance to taste some delicious locally produced Cabernet and Malbec, guided by our local wine expert. Return to the hotel in the afternoon. Duration: 4/5 hours.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast

Day 7

place Full Day High Andes & Trekking to Aconcagua Viewpoint

Enjoy a full day trip high into the Andes as you drive through the most amazing mountain landscapes. Visit small villages along the road such as Potrerillos, Uspallata, Puente del Inca, Penitentes and Horcones at the foot of Mount Aconcagua. Continue onwards with a short trekking until reaching the viewponit of Mount Aconcagua, highest peak in Southamerica, 6952 masl. Duration: 9 hours Included: Semi private transport, bilingual guide, snack, entrance ticket to Aconcagua National Park

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast

Day 8

place Mendoza / Bariloche

Transfer Hotel / Mendoza Airport At appropriate time, you will be transferred to the airport (private service). Transfer Bariloche Airport / Bariloche Hotel At the appropriate time, you will have a semi-private transfer to the hotel

Meals: Breakfast

Day 9

place Half Day Bariloche History and Nature

Discover the unforgettable beauty of San Carlos de Bariloche, nestled in the heart of Argentina’s famed Lake District. This expansive area is beloved by locals and travelers alike for its dramatic landscapes and exhilarating outdoor activities. Everyone loves love this special place because of its sparkling lakeside beaches, wondrous forests, majestic mountains, and (maybe most importantly) their melt-in-your-mouth chocolate! Understandably, Bariloche is a favorite for anyone with a sweet tooth and a sense for adventure, both young and old. During this day, we will drive the most famous 25-kilometer stretch around Bariloche to visit the awe-inspiring, panoramic viewpoints along the way. Some family-friendly highlights include the walking through the towering trees of Llao-Llao Nature Park, the breathtaking vistas of Moreno and Nahuel Huapi Lakes, and the impressive properties overlooking the Lopez and Capilla mountains. Kids will especially appreciate taking a ride on Campanario Hill’s thrilling chairlift which offers sweeping views of this truly spectacular region. Duration: 5/6 hours. Walking time: 1hs. Difficulty: Low.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast

Day 10

place Full Day Blest port & Cantaros waterfall

"Setting out by boat from Puerto Pañuelo (Pañuelo Port,) on the Llao Llao peninsula, and after one hour of sailing, you´ll arrive at Centinela Island, resting place of Perito Francisco Pascasio Moreno, father of National Parks in Argentina, followed by a visit to Cascada de los Cántaros (Cántaros Waterfall). Later on, a walk through the lush vegetation of the Valdivian rainforest, arriving at Lago Cántaros (Cántaros Lake,) the mouth of the waterfall, where you can witness the overwhelming sight of a 1,500-year-old larch tree. A short 5 minute sail later, you will finally arrive at Puerto Blest, a place that has amazed tourists from all over the world. From there, you´ll be able to tour the bay and the shores of Lago Frías (price not included) and its peculiar green waters, which originate at one of the glaciers on Cerro Tronador, the natural border between Argentina and Chile."

Meals: Breakfast

Day 11

place Bariloche / Buenos Aires

- Transfer Bariloche Hotel / Bariloche Airport At appropriate time, you will be transferred to the airport to take your flight (semi - private service). - Transfer Buenos Aires Jorge Newbry Airport / Buenos Aires Hotel Upon arrival in Buenos Aires, you will be transferred to your hotel (private service).

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast

Day 12

place Transfer Buenos Aires Hotel / Buenos Aires Ezeiza Airport

At the appropriate time, you will be transferred to the international airport (private service) for your flight back home. ¡Buen viaje!

Meals: Breakfast

What’s Included

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  • Breakfast (11)
  • Dinner (1)
  • Snacks (1)

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  • Transfers mentioned in the itinerary.

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  • Tours mentioned in the itinerary.

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  • National Park entrance fees
  • Iguazú Eco Fee: this is a mandatory tax that you have to pay once you get to your hotel in Iguazú.
  • Brazilian Visa (if required)
  • Bariloche Eco Fee: this is a mandatory tax that you have to pay once you get to your hotel
  • The boarding tax is not included on day 10
  • Travel / Medical Insurance
  • International or domestic flights or buses

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