8 Day itinerary in Argentina, South America

Glaciers, Falls & Tango

In this 8-day journey to Argentina you’ll travel from the steamy jungles of Iguazú to the cool glaciers of Patagonia. Argentina’s dramatic landscapes and rich culture will make it easy to fall in love with South America. Tour both sides of Iguazú Falls’ majestic waterfalls and wander the national ... Read More

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By Micaela and Cynthia


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Buenos Aires

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Buenos Aires


Perito Moreno Glacier


Iguazú Falls




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Day 1

place Transfer from the airport to your hotel – Day at leisure

Upon arrival,we will drive you to the city and you’ll have the rest of the day to enjoy Buenos Aires at your own pace. Buenos Aires is a marvelous, energetic, cosmopolitan city, full of color and different styles of architecture. The capital of Argentina, and described as the Paris of South America, Buenos Aires proudly embraces its title, and also shows off plenty of its own culture! Argentinians 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 just our spirit!

Day 2

place City tour & Tango Show

Half-Day city tour through Buenos Aires In the morning we will pick you up from your hotel to enjoy our 5-hour 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; Plaza de Mayo and the Pink House (the presidential house). Next, we’ll move on to San Telmo, with its cobblestone streets and the oldest residential neighborhood, and then to La Boca where Buenos Aires turns colorful and tango is ever-present. Come walk Caminito street and dance with the locals. The next stop is the chic and aristocratic Recoleta, where the big palaces remind us why Buenos Aires is called the “Paris of the South”. Dinner and Tango Show In the evening we’ll pick you up from your hotel to take you to a mystical place where you’ll discover one of our most ancient traditions. Tango is more than our national dance… tango is our immigrant origins, the talent of our local artists, the sensuality of Argentine women and our way to deal with a broken heart; dancing our way through tragic, and yet eternal, love stories. Tonight you will enjoy a 3-hour professional display of tango and music with a group of local artists onstage 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 back in time for a night. This spectacular tango show in Buenos Aires will be accompanied by delicious Argentine and international cuisine. Dinner is all-inclusive, beverages included so you can lose yourself in the ethereal taste of Malbec wine. 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 incredible city.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3

place Buenos Aires / Calafate

Transfer from your hotel to Buenos Aires airport Today, continue your 8-day journey in Argentina flying to El Calafate home of Southern Patagonia’s crown jewel: the Perito Moreno glacier. The Perito Moreno glacier is one of the only glaciers in the world that’s still advancing. Though it’s not the only glacier in the area is the one that made the city of El Calafate famous worldwide. Transfer from El Calafate airport to your hotel – Day at leisure Southern Patagonia welcomes you with open arms. Upon arrival, we will bring you to your hotel and have the remainder of your day to relax or explore the surroundings. El Calafate has been considered capital of the glaciers. Located at the shore of Lago Argentino (the southernmost, largest Patagonian lake) it’s also home to the Spegazzini glacier, which forms the natural border between Argentina and Chile, and the Upsala Glacier, named Glaciar del Gigante (Giant’s glacier) it’s the biggest glacier that sits at the mouth of Lake Argentino. But there is much more to see in El Calafate than glaciers. Make the most of your free day and discover other secret gems of the region.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 4

place Perito Moreno Glacier tour: Meet the icy giant of Patagonia

Start the day with a pick-up at your hotel, travel to Puerto Bandera and embark on an 8- hour nautical safari to discover secluded glaciers and waterfalls of Glacier National Park that can be only reached by boat! Sail Mayo Channel and disembark on Toro Bay to hike through the Patagonian forest; your specialized guide will tell you about the vegetation of this area (very different from other kinds inside the park) and show you the millenary cherry tree and its 3-meter in diameter trunk. Set sail again to reach the Cerro Negro (Black Hill) and make a half-mile soft hike to the base of the hill to admire the hanging Black Glacier. Enjoy your free time in this place that not many travelers have seen, before departing for our third stop, the famous Perito Moreno Glacier. Our boat will pass by the immense icy wall -take your beanie and grab your camera, you may see a piece of ice breaking!- before stopping at Puerto Moreno. Enjoy your free time, wander the traditional catwalk circuit that surrounds the glacier before sail back to Puerto Bandera, and be driven back to El Calafate.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 5

place Tour in Argentina, Continue your Trip! Iguazú Falls

Transfer from your hotel to El Calafate airport Say a brief goodbye to Buenos Aires and get ready to continue your 8-day trip through Argentina. In the morning, you’ll be picked up and driven to the local airport to take your flight to Puerto Iguazú, the gateway city to the famous Iguazú Falls. Transfer from Puerto Iguazú airport to your hotel – Day at leisure Upon arrival, we will meet at the airport and drive you to your hotel in Puerto Iguazú. 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.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 6

place Iguazú Falls tours, Argentinian side Iguazú

Wander Iguazú Falls National Park and meet The Devil’s Throat Today our driver and bilingual guide will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the National Park, on the Argentinian side. Enjoy a 7-hour tour wandering through the rainforest in Iguazú! The falls are surrounded by a humid subtropical forest where the exuberant vegetation is home to many different animals and birds. Our guide will help you spot some of them: ant birds, toucans, manakins, parrots, coatis, just to name a few of the most common 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 walkways and stairways which allow you to have an experience from many different perspectives. You will have the chance to meet “The Devil’s throat”: the largest of the falls and for many the most spellbinding. To get to the “Devil’s throat” you take the ecological train and then walk out along boardwalks. After walking and taking pictures of animals and plants, you will have some free time to eat lunch in this amazing environment. At the end of your tour to Iguazú Falls, we will drive you back to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 7

place Iguazú Falls Tours, Brazilian Side

Back to Buenos Aires Visit the Brazilian side of Iguazú National Park After breakfast, enjoy a 3-4 hour tour to the Brazilian side of the Iguazú Falls. While Argentina has 80% of the falls on its side, Brazil has the best panoramic view. On the Argentinian side you will 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, to 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 day we will drive you back to your hotel. Transfer from your hotel to Puerto Iguazú airport At the appropriate time we will drive you to the airport to take your flight back to Buenos Aires where upon arrival, you will have a transfer to your hotel. Enjoy your night in one of the many milongas (tango houses) in the city. Don’t be shy! If you can cross the Patagonian glaciers, meet giant whales and brave the largest waterfalls in the world, then you can definitely mingle with Argentine locals in their favorite dance spots.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 8

place The end of your 8-day tour to Argentina

Buenos Aires Transfer from your hotel to Buenos Aires airport At the appropriate time, we’ll drive you to the international airport where you’ll take your flight back home, ¡buen viaje! (good trip!). How would you like to spend your last day of your 8-day trip to Argentina? Here are some ideas: You can explore the cobblestone, tree-lined streets of Palermo Soho in search of some one-of-a-kind Porteño fashion stores or discover the graffiti circuit. You may stop by one of our historic cafés (named “cafés notables”) located all over the city and have a “cortado”, the most popular Argentine coffee choice. If you’re leaving on a Saturday or Sunday, you may have the chance to visit one of the city markets, only open during weekends.

Meals: Breakfast

What’s Included

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  • Breakfast (7)
  • Dinner (1)

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  • Transfers mentioned in the itinerary

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  • Tours mentioned in the itinerary

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  • 3-night in Buenos Aires
  • 2-night in El Calafate
  • 2-night in Puerto Iguazu

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  • Iguazú Eco Fee
  • Personal documentation
  • International or domestic flights
  • National Park entrance fees
  • Travel / Medical Insurance

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