Argentina

Argentina Family Tour

11 days | 10 nights
Private tour
From 1779USD per person
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Are you planning an exciting trip with your family for you to explore cultural places and incredible natural environments? Look no further, this 11-day Argentina Family tour combines great experiences learning about the beautiful traditions of the history-rich nation of Tango while traveling through amazing landscapes with monumental waterfalls, incredible tropical forests, vibrant river deltas and imposing glaciers and lakes.

Starting in the capital, you will experience the best Buenos Aires has to offer, from its rich historical center and incredible tango shows to the amazing nature conservation Temaiken park located just outside the city.

Fly into the continent and let the jungle fun begin with one of the world's largest waterfall. Iguazu will be your next playground, exploring the lush forest surrounding the falls and sailing up the river.

After a short stop in Buenos Aires sailing the meanders of the Paraná delta that harbors a natural treasure just north of the city, your tour will take you to Patagonia, the extreme region at the very South of the Americas, where glaciers reign as gentle giants sitting in sublime valleys and feeding rivers and lakes for you to explore.

Get close and personal with the Perito Moreno, the Upsala and the Spegazzini, 3 record-breaking glaciers, before visiting a local ranch to learn about the welcoming culture of the people that settled this inhospitable part of the world.

11 days in Argentina for your family to connect with incredible people and mesmerizing environments that will undoubtedly leave you with magical memories to take home.

Destinations

Patagonia

Trip at a glance

Visits

BUENOS AIRES: Recoleta, Palermo, Plaza de Mayo, San Telmo, La Boca, Puerto Madero, Tango Show, Tigre, Parana Delta Cruise

IGUAZU FALLS: from both Argentinian and Brazilian sides

USHUAIA: Tierra del Fuego National Park, Beagle Channel Cruise

EL CALAFATE: Perito Moreno Glacier, Los Glaciares National Park, Lake Argentino Cruise, Upsala, Spegazzini Glacier

Trip details

Itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVAL IN BUENOS AIRES & CITY TOUR

Morning

Arrival at Ezeiza, Buenos Aires international airport. Meet and greet with your localhost, transfer to your hotel (45 min) and assistance with check-in.

After time to freshen up, you will be picked up for your city tour.

Visit the traditional and historic neighborhoods of the Argentinean capital. Starting with the city's main square, the Plaza de Mayo where the Avenida de Mayo starts, Buenos Aires's historic avenue. Pass the Casa Rosada, the seat of the Government, the white Cabildo, a historic place of administrative power and now transformed into a small museum of the history of the city, and finally the imposing cathedral.

Make your way to San Telmo, a neighborhood known for hosting the great families that founded the city and the cradle of the tango. Its cobbled streets are now occupied by artisans and secondhand goods dealers. This neighborhood is very popular for its colonial architecture and history; it is also very famous for the craft fair on Sunday.

Afternoon

From there you will visit La Boca located at the southern edge of the city by the Riachuelo river. La Boca is a typical and colorful neighborhood, where the nostalgic image of the arrival of European emigrants, mainly Italian still lingers. La Boca has become very touristic. We will mainly visit the famous "Caminito" or the international well-known stadium of the Boca Juniors team accompanied by a tango atmosphere.

Visit the 'Pasion Boquense' Musem, the first football-themed museum in America that offers the public an unforgettable experience with the history of the most important soccer team in Argentina and perhaps one of the most-respected worldwide, the 'Boca Juniors'.

Finish your visit with a stop at Puerto Madero, home of a pioneer project for the rehabilitation of the old docks of the city that was started in the 90s. An interesting blend of highly modern architecture and entertainment offers that remains loyal to its maritime merchant past where restaurants, bars, and luxury sit side by side.

Evening

Free evening and overnight in Buenos Aires. 

Day 2 TEMAIKEN NATURE PARK & TANGO SHOW

Morning

Morning pick up to drive to Temaiken Biopark with your private vehicle and guide (35min). 

30 miles (50 km) North of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires lies Temaikén Biopark, a fascinating place where both children and adults can learn about the unique biodiversity of Argentina while playing games to learn what can be done to look after our environment. This nature park was designed to create a safe and ideal place for humans to interact with wildlife without disrupting or harming their habitat.

Afternoon

Back at your hotel, enjoy the rest of the afternoon to relax and prepare for your exciting evening out.

 

Evening

Finish your day with a Tango night out, a ravishing cultural experience for the whole family on your visit to Buenos Aires, the world's Tango capital. With great options for your three-course dinner, let the whole family enjoy the exciting tango performance, showcasing exceptional dancers accompanied by traditional pieces of the Argentinean musical genre. From the comfort of your seat, learn about this historic tango venue, with delicious Argentinean cuisine and an excellent wine selection for the adults.

Overnight at the hotel in Buenos Aires. 

MEALS
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Dinner Tango Show

Day 3 FLIGHT TO IGUAZU, ARIPUCA THEME PARK

Morning

Morning transfer to Buenos Aires domestic airport and assistance with check-in (30 min).

Afternoon

Direct flight to Puerto Iguazu, border city with Brazil and Paraguay (1 hour 50 min). Meet and greet with your localhost, transfer to your hotel (30 min) and assistance with check-in.

Tour to Aripuca Theme Park. Aripuca offers and family-friendly and environmentally friendly agritourism experience. The site was built with repurposed timber according to the traditional Guarani design of an animal trap from where the name Aripuca comes from. The 55-foot tall (17 meters) structure that weighs over 1 million pounds (500,000 kgs) was made from 30 different species of native trees, most of them more than a hundred years old. This building is both a proof of and homage to the natural wealth of the jungle that is being lost every day due to declining interest in the surrounding biodiversity and general lack of care for the natural environment.
As you enter the site, you will be able to touch the trunks of these majestic trees, learning hands-on about the diversity and the challenges of the Selva Misionera, the jungle covering this part of Argentina.

Evening

Free evening and overnight in Puerto Iguazu. 

MEALS
  • Breakfast at the hotel

Day 4 IGUAZU FALLS ARGENTINA

Morning

Morning departure to Iguazú National Park (25 min). There are 160 to 260 waterfalls that can be viewed from the Argentinean side of the fall. On top of being the most spectacular waterfall system in the world, its location at the heart of a subtropical rainforest makes it an incredible place to explore with over 2,000 species of plants and amazing endemic wildlife such as tapirs, giant anteaters, howler monkeys, ocelots, jaguars and caymans.

Make your way to the falls walking on a series of boardwalks that cross the forest to access the banks of the river where you can get spectacular views of the falls. At the entrance to the Park, a train takes visitors to different paths that all lead to incredible viewpoints. Do not miss the most impressive waterfall, la Garganta del Diablo, the Devil's Throat with its sheer 260-foot drop (80 metres). Enjoy the fun of exploring the many bridges, balconies, and stairwells that eventually lead to the upper circuit, getting to the top of the falls for impressive views.

Afternoon

In the afternoon you will join the 'Ecological Trip', a relaxing sailing experience starting from the Garganta del Diablo (Devil’s Throat) train station. Your boat will take you to the many islands on the Upper Iguazu River. This tour is a great way to discover the rich environment surrounding the falls, with its unique fauna and flora. Your local expert guide will reveal the secrets of the jungle that lie off the beaten track. This peaceful journey will end at the Tres Marías Port from where you will walk back to the Waterfall Station, the starting point of traditional walking circuits.

At the end of the afternoon, transfer to Puerto Iguazu (25 min).

Evening

Free evening and overnight at your hotel in Puerto Iguazu.

MEALS
  • Breakfast at the hotel

Day 5 IGUAZU FALLS BRAZIL & PARQUE DAS AVES (BIRD PARK)

Don't forget your passport/visa as you will cross the Brazilian border to get to the other side of the falls (30 min).

Morning

Half-day tour to Iguaçu National Park on the Brazilian side of the falls. The Park offers scenic views of the incredible Iguazú Falls. After you transfer to the Park's interpretive center you will board a “double-decker” bus for a 3-mile drive into the rainforest where paths provide excellent views of the falls.

Afternoon

Before crossing back to Argentina, stop to visit the colorful Parque Das Aves, a zoo dedicated to the preservation of many species of birds, both native and exotic.

Unique colorful tropical birds fly over large nurseries blending in the lush subtropical forest. Visitors can enter these nurseries and get up close with the winged residents. Other intriguing locals include boas, anacondas, yacarés, marmosets and butterflies.

Evening

Free evening and overnight in Puerto Iguazu. 

MEALS
  • Breakfast at the hotel

Day 6 FLIGHT TO BUENOS AIRES, TIGRE

Morning

Private transfer from your hotel in Puerto Iguazu to the domestic airport (30 min). Direct flight to Buenos Aires (1 hour 50 min).

Transfer to Tigre (1 hour). 

Afternoon

Located at the southern end of the Río Paraná Delta, Tigre is the capital of the territory of the same name and is located about 30 miles from Buenos Aires. The Paraná Delta is the only one in the world that continues to move forward. Naturally hostile and very wild, this beautiful part of the province of Buenos Aires was built with great detail and still preserves its harmony. Enjoy a one-hour cruise on the river to explore the Delta, its islands and its unique flora.

Evening

Free evening and overnight in Buenos Aires. 

MEALS
  • Breakfast at the hotel

Day 7 FLIGHT TO EL CALAFATE, PERITO MORENO GLACIER, LOS GLACIARES NATIONAL PARK, BOAT EXCURSION

Morning

Morning transfer to Buenos Aires domestic airport and assistance with check-in (30 min). Direct flight to El Calafate (3 hours 15 min).

Arrival in El Calafate on the shores of Lake Argentino and transfer to your hotel and assistance with check-in (25 min).

 

Afternoon

Transfer to Perito Moreno Glacier located inside Los Glaciares National Park

Due to its easy access, the Perito Moreno Glacier is the best-known glacier of Argentina´s Patagonia. It is named after the Argentine explorer Francisco Moreno Pascacio who took part in many scientific missions in the late 19th century in order to establish the border between Argentina and Chile. Easy hike on the lake's boardwalk to get different views of the 18-mile long (30 km), 3-mile wide (5 km) Perito Moreno glacier. Get your camera ready and lend your ear as the massive shards of ice snap off the glacier in a tremendous roar causing mini-tsunamis in their fall.

Evening

Free evening and overnight in El Calafate. 

MEALS
  • Breakfast at the hotel

Day 8 FULL DAY CRUISE TO USPALA AND SPEGAZZINI GLACIERS

Morning

Early morning transfer to Punta Bandera Pier (45 min) for your 5-hour 'Ríos de Hielo' cruise to the Upsala and Spegazzini glaciers located inside Los Glaciares National Park.
The 38-mile long (47 km), 3-mile wide (5 km) and 200-foot tall (60 m) Upsala glacier is the largest in the park and the longest in South America, spreading over 230 square miles (590 km²). The access to the Upsala glacier is often restricted due to icebergs making the passage impossible.
On your way to the Spegazzini glacier, enjoy the views of the Onelli and Agassi glaciers and the occasional iceberg. Sail on to the Spegazzini glacier, an impressive 440-foot tall wall of ice (135 m). Disembark and transfer to your hotel in El Calafate.

Afternoon

Drive back to El Calafate (45 min).

Evening

Free evening and overnight in El Calafate. 

MEALS
  • Breakfast at the hotel

Day 9 ESTANCIA NIBEPO AIKE

Morning

Morning transfer to the Estancia Nibepo Aike with a private English-speaking guide and vehicle (1 hour 20 min). 

On arrival at the estate, you will be welcome with hot drinks and a small snack.

Discover a traditional Patagonian Estancia, located at the heart of Los Glaciares National Park. Your private English-speaking guide will accompany you as you tour the facilities with a small group of visitors.

Activities included: walk along the Roca lake to learn about the local flora, meet the horse trainers and see them at work with the horses doing an absolutely stunning job with their animal. Do not miss your sheep-shearing experience before lunch.

Afternoon

Enjoy a delicious asado of Patagonian lamb, a hearty traditional barbecue meal.

Transfer back to El Calafate (1 hour 20 min).

Evening

Free evening and overnight in El Calafate. 

MEALS
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Lunch at the Estancia

Day 10 FLIGHT TO BUENOS AIRES

Morning

Transfer to El Calafate airport (20 min). Direct flight to Buenos Aires (3 hours 15 min).

Transfer to your hotel downtown (30 min).

Afternoon

Free afternoon in Buenos Aires to enjoy some free time in the cultural capital of South America.

Evening

Free evening and overnight at the hotel in Buenos Aires. 

MEALS
  • Breakfast at the hotel

Day 11 DEPARTURE

At the indicated time, transfer to Buenos Aires international airport (30 min) and assistance with check-in for your international flight.

MEALS
  • Breakfast at the hotel

Services

What's included

Accommodation

Nights
10 nights in 3* or 4* Premium Hotels

Meals

Bed & Breakfast plan
10 breakfasts + 1 lunch + 1 dinner

Transportation

Boat
3 boat excursions: Tigre, Iguazu, El Calafate

Orientation

Guide
Private English-speaking guide on day 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8. Shared English-speaking guide on day 4, 9

Entrance Fees

All entrance fees to mentioned sites

What's not included

  • Domestic Flights
    • Buenos Aires to Puerto Iguazu
    • Puerto Iguazu to Buenos Aires
    • Buenos Aires to Ushuaia
    • Ushuaia to El Calafate
    • El Calafate to Buenos Aires
  • International Flights
  • Buenos Aires Tourist Tax Fee (charged by the hotel)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Extra Meals
  • Drinks
  • Tips

Dates and Prices

Arrival date

Important notes

This trip is accessible for children aged 8 years and over.

All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. 

Any person under 18 years of age traveling with an adult other than their parents (or with only one parent) will need to present a certified letter by their parents (or non-traveling parent), granting authorization to travel, including the dates of travel.

Accompanying adults are responsible for the safety of their children including providing any necessary safety or specific equipment. 

When traveling to Patagonia, we recommend you bring:

  • a warm and waterproof jacket (Gore-Tex)
  • a pair of gloves
  • a wool hat, a scarf
  • quality sunglasses
  • sunblock
  • a daily backpack
  • hiking/walking waterproof shoes
  • binoculars
  • a medical kit
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