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Organized tours to Buenos Aires - Ushuaia - Perito Moreno ( El Caafate ) Iguazu Falls
 
 

Day 01: Arrive Buenos Aires: Upon arrival, you will be met at the airport by our local representative who will escort you to your hotel via private coach. The balance of the day you are free to explore this vibrant city on your own. Buenos Aires has a strong subway system, and taxis are plentiful and cheap, though you may just want to stroll along the pedestrian promenades living like a local. 

Meals: None

 

Day 02: City Tours: Starting in the sophisticated neighborhood of Recoleta, see the cemetery where Eva Peron is buried and the Church of Our Lady of Pilar. We'll continue on to Palermo, with its elegant residences and Japanese gardens, then on to the colorful neighborhood of La Boca featuring typical cantinas. The oldest area of San Telmo with cobbled streets is also home to many tango houses. Finally, see the modern side of town showing off its port warehouses converted to chic flats in Puerto Madero.                             Meals: Breakfast

  Day 03: San Isidro & Delta del Tigre: Heading through the San Isidro district, we come to Tigre, situated on the delta of the Parana River. The maze of little rivers and isles harbored smugglers until the end of the 19th century when the upper class favored it as a recreation area. We'll sail along the delta, admiring the grand old residences contrasting with their neighboring wooden houses built over piles. Enjoy lunch on the patio at Gato Blanco overlooking the Rio Capitan
 

Dinner Show and Tango Lesson: This evening's tango lessons might not turn you into a pro, but the experienced locals put on a show while you enjoy a sumptuous dinner. Its origins trace back to 1880 slums inhabited by Italian and Spanish immigrants, Africans and gauchos. By the 1920's the tango came out of the shadows and into the high-class ballrooms and is still on display today.                                                                          

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner Tango Show

 

Day 04: Buenos Aires - Iguazu Falls: Transfer to the airport for your flight to the world famous waterfall. As a UNESCO World Heritage site, this is one of the most stunning falls on earth. It's over 2 miles long and boasts 275 individual waterfalls cascading down 260 feet into the gorge below. It also features over 200 species of flora and 400 species of birds and wild animals.                                               

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 05: Iguazu Argentine Falls: In the morning, we'll take an excursion to the Argentine Falls, walking along the upper and lower paths to get a really close view of the imposing cascading wall of water. The environment is also exquisite due to the amazing variety of ferns, orchids, begonias, birds and butterflies.
In the afternoon, we will take an open train departing from the Visitor Center to the ' Garganta Station ' where we disembark for a 1 mile walk up to the Devil's Throat balcony, to share one of the greatest shows on earth. Return by train to the Visitor Center where you'll experience the ' Great Adventure ', a brief cruise which will allow you to approach the bottom of the San Martin and Tres Mosqueteros falls with an outstanding view of the Devil's Throat. Recap your day's adventure over dinner in the hotel.                                             

 Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 06: Iguazu Brasil Side: Head to Iguazu National Park for breathtaking views over the Brazilian side of Iguaza Falls. This natural wonder's 275 cascades are both workshop and wider than Niagara Falls. After being picked up from your hotel, cross the border into Brazil's Iguazu National Park. This side of the falls offers the best perspective to see Garganta del Diablo ( Devil's Throat ); these 14 interconnected falls tumble down 350 feet ( 106 m ) and send up a powerful cloud of rainbow-striped mist. Admire the 2-mile ( 3.2-km ) stretch of the falls, which curves across the Parana Plateau in a half-moon horseshoe of white water, verdant islets, and mist-drenched rocks. Trek down the trails of the park's subtropical forest to the base of Floriano Falls. Watch for nosy, raccoon-like coatis along the way. Then ride the elevator up to the panoramic viewpoint at the top. On your return trip, stop at Rafain Churrascaria for a typical Brazilian lunch of grilled meats in a dynamic and energetic setting complete with live music, dancing, and entertainment.

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 07: Iguazu Argentina Side - Salta:   After breakfast transfer to the Airport for your fly to Salt, Salta ( Spanish pronunciation: [ jump ] ) is a city located in the Lerma Valley, at 1,152 meters ( 3780 feet ) above sea level in the northwest part of Argentina. It is also the name for the capital city of Salta Province. Along with its metropolitan area, it has a population of 619,000 inhabitants, which makes it the second most populated city in the northwest of the country.  Arrive transfer to the selected hotel                                                Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 08: Full day Tour Salinas Grandes ( Big Salar ): A huge white salt sea ( 212 km² ) - is located on the border between the Argentine provinces of Salta and Jujuy. During the excursion to Salinas Grandes, tourists will pass several eye-catching Northern villages, such as Yala, Volcan and Tumbaya. After passing Purmamarca, the tour continues to Lipan's Slope, a winding road that climbs 4140 m above sea level, from where tourists can enjoy their first panoramic view of the third largest salt pan in the world. In the excursion to Salinas Grandes, tourists may have lunch at Salt Restaurant, take an up-close look at the pools where the product is processed and buy salt sculptures made by the workers of the salt pan. A not-to-missed trip in which all the tourists will be impressed by the immensity of this white desert.                                   

Meals: Breakfast  

 

Day 09: Train to The Clouds: This is one of the three highest railroads in the world. It seems to be hanging from the giddy mountains, the visitor feels as if they were hanging from the clouds. The train takes its way across some of the region's most spectacular scenery, like the amazing landscape with its high picks.  During the season from April to October, the train leaves Salta City, every Saturday for its zig-zagged trip of 217 km. The train passes by San Antonio de los Cobres and climbs almost 4200 meters above sea level at La Polvorilla Viaduct. During the 15 hours of the total journey, this train provides buffet-car, medical ward, audio sound, video, folk groups and bilingual touristic guides. Due to its magnificent landscape, to the translucent clarity of the intense blue of the sky and because of the years " Train to the clouds " has become one of the most important railroads built in the first half of XX century, it is one of the most important touristic attractions in Argentina. It has a route of 217 kilometers, with a duration of almost fifteen hours roundtrip. It crosses 29 bridges, 21 tunnels, 13 viaducts, 2 rollers and 2 zigzags. Part of the city of Salta, the lowest point, and from it initiates the way to climbing to the full stop of the route there, the viaduct La Polvorilla, the most elevated of all the line of the train. In the different stations the inhabitants from the towns have colorful positions with crafts, regional clothes and products to acquire them to remember the interesting trip. The train counts with services such as restaurant car, panoramic car, folkloric spectacles, medical, audio doctor's office, bilingual video and guides.                      

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 10: Salta Bariloche: Early morning transfer to Salta Airport for our fly to Bariloche upon arrivel trasfer to the selected hotel, San Carlos de Bariloche, commonly known as Bariloche ( Spanish pronunciation: [ barilote ), is a city in the province of Río Negro, Argentina, situated in the foothills of the Andes on the southern shores of Nahuel Huapi Lake. It is located within the Nahuel Huapi National Park. After development of extensive public works and Alpine-styled architecture, the city emerged in the 1930s and 1940s as a major tourism center with skiing, trekking and mountaineering facilities. In addition, it has numerous restaurants, cafes, and chocolate shops. The city has a permanent population of 108,205 according to the 2010 census.                                     

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 11: The Seven Lakes: The Seven Lakes Route and San Martin de los Andes tour is the perfect opportunity to see the highlights of the Argentine Patagonia surrounding the beautiful city of Bariloche. This exceptional full day tour from Bariloche will show you incredible views of the Seven Lakes Route, the Nahuel Huapi National Park and finally taking you to the authentic and peaceful alpine-style town of San Martin de los Andes. This day tour from Bariloche takes you along the 7 Lakes Route towards San Martin de los Andes. The charming wooden trail will lead you past seven of Bariloches stunning lakes such as Lake Correntoso; Lake Mirror; Lake Escondido; Villarino Lake; Lake Falkner and Machonico Lake. At the end of the 7 Lakes Route, you will reach San Martin de los Andes where you will have a chance to explore the city's surroundings, get a taste of typical Patagonian cuisine and see the Alpine-style buildings while enjoying the breathtaking landscape at the Shore of Lake Lacar

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 12: Bariloche Calafate: After breakfast transfer to the airport via private coach for your flight to El Calafate, a picturesque village and gateway to an impressive land of glaciers in Patagonia. Here, in the Province of Santa Cruz, at the southern extreme of Argentina, nature lovers have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have the most unique experience in the world; see living remnants from the Ice Age.                                                              

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 13: Navigation Glaciers Gourmet: The most complete navigation of the Los Glaciares National Park, offers exclusivity, comfort and excellent services aboard the María Turquesa Catamaran.It has a capacity of 200 passengers, distributed in two rooms, one located on the main deck and one on the first deck. The kitchen equipped with the latest technology and the bar are on the main deck as well as the toilets including one for people with different capacities. It has tables and large leather upholstered armchairs. The VIP room with a capacity for 20 passengers has its own kitchen, toilets and private sun deck. On the third deck is the control cabin and the outer sun cover with banks with greater dimension. Its great virtue is the four exterior sun roofs to be able to comfortably contemplate the majesty of the landscapes. The interior setting refers to the Los Glaciares National Park, with images and technical files, it will be the children's recreation area also decorated with drawings of the typical fauna of the National Park.  The new catamaran was built in naval aluminum, its measurements are 37.50 meters long, 9.60 meters wide and 3.10 meters wide. It has two Caterpillar engines of 1000 HP each for its propulsion, giving it a cruising speed of 20 knots. The Gourmet Glaciers experience proposes to sail the waters of Lake Argentino in search of the " Spirit of the Glaciers ". Walls over 50 meters high, deep blue ice and majestic icebergs are the framework to enjoy nature in all its magnitude. The "Gourmet Glacier Experience" is an ideal program for all those passengers who want to know Los Glaciares National Park in an exclusive and ideal way for families, with two " Classic Cabin " options that include a gourmet lunch box and " Premiun Cabin " Includes a menu with drinks. 08:30 hours the boarding begins in the private port La Soledad ( Tranquil Bay ), 09:00 hours departure of the catamaran heading northwest, sailing towards Punta Avellaneda and Boca del Diablo ( the narrowest pass of the lake, with a width of approximately 800 meters ), it is an " impressive navigation between icebergs " continuing towards the Upsala channel, the catamaran reaches the Herminita Peninsula ( limit allowed by National Navigation Parks ), from this point you can see a panoramic view of the glacier, following the route to the south by the Argentino lake until reaching the channel Spegazzini, in the channel one obtains an excellent perspective of the hanging glaciers Seco and Heim and the Spegazzini glacier. Navigation allows you to approach this glacier with frontal walls between 80 and 143 meters above the lake level; " Lunch is given in front of the Spegazzini glacier ", continues the navigation to the Puesto de Las Vacas ( Canal Spegazzini bay ) where it disembarks and a coordinated walk is carried out by the guides team, with a view of the old Settlement post, reconnaissance of flora and fauna. Return to the catamaran. The navigation route continues towards the north arm of the Argentino lake to navigate in front of the north wall of the Perito Moreno Glacier, 16:15 mooring of the boat in the Lago Argentino port for the descent of the passengers who finish the navigation ( return in charge ) of the passengers) or those who make the Excursion Super Glaciers (*), 16:40 hours departure of the catamaran to the private port La Soledad, arriving at 6:00 p.m.                                                                     

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

 

Day 14: TrekkingThe excursion starts at the port " Bajo de las Sombras " approximately 6 km. before the Glacier Viewpoint, where it embarks to cross the Rico Lake, reaching the southwest coast after approximately 20 minutes of navigation in front of the south wall of the P. Moreno glacier. After the disembarkation, the refuge is accessed where the guides organize the groups that are composed of up to 20 people each. Then we start a walk along the lake shore for approximately 20 minutes to the glacier. Upon reaching the edge of the ice the guides place the crampons to the participants, who receive instructions on how they should move on the ice. The tour on the glacier is done at approximately 1:30 hours, and during the course of it you can see a variety of ice formations such as cracks, seracs, sinkholes, small lagoons, etc. The walk is moderate. The ice surface on which you walk is irregular, but firm and safe. Explanations will be received about the flora, fauna and general glaciology of the region as well as the particular phenomenon that occurs in the P. Moreno glacier and eventually produces its rupture. At the end of the walk, return to the refuge through the exuberant Magellanic forest..                                                          

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 15: Calafate Buenos Aires Home                                                                                          After breakfast, catch the flight back to Buenos Aires to connect  your flight home.        

Meals: Breakfast

 

Tours Include:

  • All private transfer Airport – Hotel – Airport
  • Daily Tour per itinerary
  • English Guide Spoken
  • All the nights hotel category 3*
  • 14 nights hotel
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Dinner in Tango Show
  • Internal Airfare Buenos Aires - Iguazu – Salta – Bariloche - Calafate – Buenos Aires
  • Entrance Fee
  • Personal assistance
   
   
   
 
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