Highlights of Argentina

This two-week sample Argentina holiday combines Tierra del Fuego and the ice fields of Patagonia with Buenos Aires and the Iguazu Falls. Please contact us to discuss extensions to Salta and the Andes, the Ibera marshlands, Bariloche and the Lake District, the wildlife of the Valdes Peninsula or a stay at a vineyard in Mendoza.

Highlights: Buenos Aires – Tierra del Fuego – Perito Moreno –  Iguazu Falls

ITINERARY:

DAY 1:

Arrive into Buenos Aires where you will be met and driven to your hotel. The majority of Argentines are of European descent, mainly Italians. Indeed there’s a saying that an Argentinian is an Italian who speaks Spanish, thinks like the French but would secretly like to be British. European influences are prominent in the buildings and squares of the city.

DAY 2:

City tour taking in some of the key places in Buenos Aires, including the Plaza de Mayo, San Telmo and La Boca before continuing to the Puerto Madero docklands which have undergone complete transformation into a thriving area of bars and restaurants. The tour ends at the elegant district of Recoleta. In the evening a tango show is included, with dinner.

DAY 3:

Free day to explore Buenos Aires in your own time. If you would like us to book particular arrangements, such as tango classes, a football tour of La Bombanera (Boca Juniors) or El Monumental (River Plate), cycle rides, a Pope Francis tour, or a visit to the underground tunnels of Buenos Aires then please let us know.

DAY 4:

Fly to Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego. Afternoon city tour of this southernmost city in the world set between the Beagle Channel and the Martial Mountain chain, including the interesting End of the World Museum with artefacts from the indigenous Yamanas, plus information and exhibits about the first missionaries and settlers.

DAY 5:

Morning tour of Tierra del Fuego National Park, including Laguna Verde and Lapataia Bay. In the afternoon travel by Catamaran around the Bay of Ushuaia and into the Beagle Channel, taking in Bird Island, with its, ducks and albatrosses and Sea Lion Island. The trip goes as far as Les Eclaireurs lighthouse before returning to the city.

DAY 6:

Departure transfer to Ushuaia airport in time for your flight to El Calafate, where you will be met and driven to your hotel. If there is time, we recommend a visit to the Glaciarum ice museum with its Glaciobar where the bar, tables, seating, walls and pretty much everything else are all made of ice.

DAY 7:

Travel to Punta Banderas to board a boat to sail towards the western front of the Upsala glacier, where you will tour the Costumbrista museum.. After lunch ascend in 4 x 4 vehicles through mountainous roads for impressive view of the eastern front of Upsala Glacier together with the Guillermo Lagoon and Southern Patagonian ice fields.

DAY 8:

Full-day trip to the Perito Moreno Glacier. This important glacier is 50 miles from El Calafate at the western end of Lago Argentino. Following the paths you will get close up views of the glacier, an impressive river of ice some 18 miles long and about 2½ miles wide. For the adventurous traveller, in the afternoon you’ll have the chance to go ice-trekking on the glacier.

DAY 9:

Fly from El Calafate back to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival you will me met and transferred to your hotel in the city where you will spend one night.

DAY 10:

Fly to Iguazu, where you will tour the Argentine side of the falls, taking the train at the Visitors Centre as far Devil’s Throat station.

DAY 11:

Full day tour to explore the Brazilian side of the falls – don’t forget your camera! In the afternoon, visit the impressive Itaipu Dam.

DAY 12:

Morning at leisure before your afternoon transfer to the airport, for your flights back home or further afield – farewell Argentina!

The above sample Argentina holiday can be varied in any way you choose to suit your exact requirements so give us a call now on 01932 424252 to discuss any modifications.

Hotels

Argentina has a wide range of types & styles of hotels, at a variety of price-points to suit all budgets, from small  independent boutique hotels to big name chains. Please chat to one of our Travel Consultants to get informed advice as to which hotels they would suggest for your tailor-made Argentina holiday.

Included Tours, Excursions & Activities whilst on your Argentina Holiday

The tours, excursions & activities mentioned in the above sample Argentina holiday are just a selection of what is available in each location. The programme can be adjusted to fit your particular requirements for this holiday; please liaise with your Travel Consultant to confirm what other activities are available and what you would like to include in your tailor-made Argentina holiday.

Duration of your Argentina Holiday

If you like the broad sweep of the above sample itinerary but have fewer days to spend on your Argentina holiday, or wish to extend it in any way, please ask your Travel Consultant for ideas on how to shorten or lengthen the holiday, or how to reorganise the itinerary.

No-Obligation Quote

We would be delighted to email you a no-obligation, fully-detailed itinerary & quote for your tailor-made Argentina holiday along with a link to hotel websites, plus details of any included tours & excursions. The quote will clearly state what is, and what is not included in the quoted price. If you thereafter wish to make any changes to the initial itinerary – be it alternative hotels, different activities, a different duration in any location etc. – that’s not a problem and we will continue to work with you to adjust the programme until it exactly matches what you’re looking for in your tailor-made Argentina holiday.