Argentina

Best of Argentina Tour

12 days | 11 nights
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Have you always wanted to explore the extensive beauty of Argentina? This tour will take you to the absolute best 3 places to visit in the country. Start with South America's most popular city, Buenos Aires, the world capital of tango and the most exciting point of entry into the region.

Take a stroll on 'El Caminito' street museum, wander through the Recoleta cemetery, La Boca soccer stadium, and stop at many world-class museums nestled among the city's European-influenced architecture.

Visit Iguazu National Park, the largest waterfall system in the world listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With 275 individual waterfalls spread across the Argentinian and Brazilian borders, Iguazu is one of the 'New Seven Wonders of Nature'.

Discover the treasures of Patagonia while exploring Ushuaia, the Tierra del Fuego National Park, the Beagle Channel, the roaring Perito Moreno glacier as well as the Upsala and Spegazzini glaciers that sit like kings in Los Glaciares National Park.

An impressive 12-day journey to experience the unexpected contrasts locked within the Argentinean land. 

Destinations

Argentina

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

Morning

Arrival at Ezeiza, Buenos Aires international airport. 

Meet and greet with your private English-speaking guide. 

Transfer to your hotel in the city centre (45 min). 

Afternoon

Free afternoon

Evening

Free evening. 

Overnight at your hotel in Buenos Aires. 

Day 2 Buenos Aires: Recoleta, Palermo Neighborhoods

Morning

Drive through La Recoleta, one of the historical central neighborhood in Buenos Aires. 

Visit La Recoleta Cemetery, home of over 6,400 graves, famous for being Eva Perón's resting place. 

Drive to Palermo, the city's largest district and venture into the upmarket Palermo Chico and explore the fashionable streets of Palermo Soho. 

Afternoon

Afternoon at leisure. 

Evening

Free evening. 

Overnight at your hotel in Buenos Aires. 

MEALS
  • Breakfast at the hotel

Day 3 Full day tour at Iguazu Falls Argentina

Add a thrilling jet boat tour to your day.  We advise you to wear a swimsuit and bring changing clothes as you will get to the foot of the waterfalls. 

Morning

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

Direct flight to Puerto Iguazu, border city with Brazil and Paraguay (1 hour 50 min). 

Transfer to Iguazu National Park (15 min) on the Argentinian side, where 80% of the waterfalls are located. 

Afternoon

Walk along a series of boardwalks to catch spectacular views of the falls and the occasional monkeys and toucans that inhabit the nearby forest. 

For the adventurous traveler, speed boat rides are available (not included). Be ready to get wet as they take you to the foot of the falls. 

End with a train ride to the Devil's Throat, the tallest of all the waterfalls with a sheer 260-foot drop (80 metres). 

At the end of the afternoon, transfer to Puerto Iguazu (30 min). 

Evening

Free evening. 

Overnight at your hotel in Puerto Iguazu. 

MEALS
  • Breakfast at the hotel

Day 4 Half-day tour at Iguazu Falls in Brazil

You might need to request a visa from your home country to enter Brazil. Please check with your Embassy or Consulate at least 3 months before your trip.

Remember to bring a change of clothes and swimsuit! 

Morning

Cross the Brazilian border to get to the other side of the falls (1h).

Experience the falls from a stunning angle on the Brazilian side (half-day).

This part of the park runs through a thicker forest with a lusher vegetation, the waters of the falls are more rugged and louder than on the Argentinean side. A close encounter with the local fauna and flora. 

Transfer to Puerto Iguazu. 

Afternoon

Afternoon transfer to Puerto Iguazu airport (40 min)

Direct flight to Buenos Aires (1 hour 50 min). 

Arrival to Buenos Aires and transfer to your hotel downtown. 

Evening

Free evening. 

Overnight at your hotel in Buenos Aires. 

MEALS
  • Breakfast at the hotel

Day 5 Buenos Aires: Plaza de Mayo, San Telmo, La Boca, Puerto Madero Neighborhoods

Morning

Discover the historical center on a guided walking tour that will take you through the emblematic Plaza de Mayo and stop for pictures in front of la Casa Rosada, the pink Presidential Palace. 

Drive to San Telmo, the city's oldest neighborhood with its many busy cafes, tango parlors and antique shops lining the cobblestone colonial streets. A neighborhood much loved by local artists and dancers.

Take time to tango around the colorful 'El Caminito' street museum, once home to Italian immigrants. 

Afternoon

Stroll around Puerto Madero, a pioneer project for the rehabilitation of the city's old docks. 

Evening

Free evening. 

Overninght at your hotel in Buenos Aires. 

MEALS
  • Breakfast at the hotel

Day 6 Flight to Ushuaia, Tierra Del Fuego National Park

Morning

Early morning transfer to Buenos Aires domestic airport, assistance with check-in. 

Direct flight to Ushuaia (3 hours 40 min). 

Meet and greet at the airport with your guide and driver who will take you to the hotel. 

Afternoon

7-mile drive to Tierra del Fuego National Park. 

Enjoy some of the short walks within the 240 square mile National Park (630 km²) where you can spot red wolves, beavers, rabbits and foxes that have long become permanent residents in the area.

End of the afternoon at leisure. You can shop for souvenirs in town. Look for the traditional 'bombilla', the handcrafted leather satchel used by locals to drink their 'mate'. 

Evening

Free evening. 

Overnight at your hotel in Ushuaia. 

MEALS
  • Breakfast at the hotel

Day 7 Half-day Beagle Channel Cruise, flight to El Calafate

Morning

Board your cruise and set a course across Ushuaia's wide bay through the Beagle Channel, a strait in the Tierra del Fuego archipelago at the southern tip of South America. Sailing time: 2 hours and 30 min. 

Sail past Mount Olivia and Cinco Hermanos onto Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse, Seal Lion Island and Despard Island, home to a colony of imperial cormorants. 

 

 

Afternoon

Transfer to Ushuaia airport.

Direct flight to El Calafate (1 hours 10 min). 

Arrival to the town of El Calafate located on the shores of Lake Argentino, transfer to your hotel (20 min), check in. 

Evening

Free evening. 

Overnight at your hotel in El Calafate.

MEALS
  • Breakfast at the hotel

Day 8 PERITO MORENO GLACIER TOUR

Morning

Meet with your private driver and guide and drive along Lake Argentino (the largest freshwater lake in the country) towards Los Glaciares National Park (90 min). 

Arrival at Perito Moreno glacier, named after the Argentinian explorer Francisco Moreno Pascacio. 

Easy hike on the boardwalk to get different views of the 18-mile long (30 km), 3-mile wide (5 km) Perito Moreno glacier.

Afternoon

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. 

Overnight at your hotel in El Calafate. 

MEALS
  • Breakfast at the hotel

Day 9 Full day cruise to Uspala and Spegazzini Glaciers

Morning

Transfer to Punta Bandera (45 min). 

Board your 7-hour cruise to the Uspala and Spegazzini glaciers located inside Los Glaciares National Park. 

We begin the navigation along the North Arm of the Argentine River. We cross “Boca del Diablo” to get into the Upsala Canal and cruise between the greatest icebergs that emerge from the front of the homonymous glacier. Then we enter the Spegazzini Canal where seconds later we will have the first view of the Seco Glacier. We continue sailing to the front of the Spegazzini Glacier where we will also see the Heim Sur and Peineta Glaciers.

 

Afternoon

We prepare to land at the Spegazzini Base and start the visit to the area by walking through the forest path to the Spegazzini Refuge. This 300 meter path is accessible and it is possible to stop at stations and viewpoints of the entire Bay of Glaciers. In the Refuge you can have lunch (not included), visit the shop or contemplate the landscape. For those who like to walk, they can take the Mountain Trail. This route is a trekking of medium difficulty through a wooded road with natural viewpoints and full of incredible views that ends at the landing point.

Disembark and transfer to your hotel in El Calafate.

Evening

Free evening. 

Overnight at your hotel in El Calafate. 

MEALS
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Box lunch

Day 10 Flight to Buenos Aires, tango show

Morning

Free morning, with time for souvenir shopping. 

Afternoon

Transfer to El Calafate airport (20 min). 

Direct flight to Buenos Aires (3 hours). 

Transfer to your hotel downtown (30 min). 

 

Evening

At about 8pm, transfer to a traditional café where you will spend the evening (10 min).

Dinner at a hundred-year old tango institution in the capital followed by a 1h30 tango-show.

At about 11pm, transfer to your hotel (10 min). 

Overnight at your hotel in Buenos Aires. 

MEALS
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Dinner Tango Show

Day 11 Half-day Tigre and Parana delta cruise

Morning

Morning, transfer to the peaceful town of Tigre (1 hour), named after the jaguars, locally known as 'tigres'. 

Board in your delta cruise (40 min) and explore the naturally-formed canals. 

During this popular day trip, you will learn how life on the rural islands works and sail among abandoned ships and stilted houses.

Afternoon

Transfer back to Buenos Aires (1 hour). 

Rest of the afternoon free. 

Evening

Evening free. 

Overnight at your hotel in Buenos Aires. 

MEALS
  • Breakfast at the hotel

Day 12 Departure

At the indicated time, transfer to Buenos Aires international airport (45 min). 

Check-in and assistance. 

MEALS
  • Breakfast at the hotel

Video

Services

What's included

Accommodation

Nights
'11 nights in 3* premium hotels

Meals

Bed & Breakfast plan
11 breakfasts (day 6 not included because of early departure)

Transportation

Cruise
Beagle Channel Cruise, Navigation on Lake Argentino & Parana River Cruise
Vehicule
First category private tourist vehicle for all transfers except on day 10 (shared transfer for Dinner & Tango Show)

Orientation

Guide
Private english-speaking guide for all excursion mentioned except on days 7 & 9 (no guide)

Entrance Fees

entrance fees included for all sites mentioned

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

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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