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Classic Argentina

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14 Days From C$5,294

Overview

Sandwiched between the Andes and the Atlantic Ocean, the vast territory of Argentina spans a breathtaking richness of natural and cultural treasures that would take a lifetime to explore. This incredible journey provides a chance to experience some of its remarkable highlights, beginning in the vibrant and exciting capital.

After a chance to explore some of Buenos Aires’s iconic sight, you’ll fly on to El Calafate to visit one of the country’s oldest national parks and ...

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit the magnificent Pertio Moreno glacier and lesser-visited Upsala Glacier
  • Discover Iguazu Falls from both the Argentinian and Brazilian sides
  • Spend time in the stunning Lake District around Bariloche
  • Listen and watch the passion of Tango in Buenos Aires
  • Try quality vino in the wine region and vineyards around Mendoza
  • Wander the colourful suburbs and sites of the capital

ITINERARY

This is a suggested itinerary. Our experts have all travelled widely in the region and will be happy to tailor any of our itineraries to suit your tastes, or build a trip from scratch.

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DAY 1: ARRIVE BUENOS AIRES

DAY 1: ARRIVE BUENOS AIRES

On arrival to Buenos Aires, your private guide and driver will be waiting to meet and greet you before taking you to your hotel in the city centre to settle in and rest up after the long international flight.

Hotel Clasico

DAY 2: BUENOS AIRES

DAY 2: BUENOS AIRES

After being collected from your hotel, today will be spent enjoying the cosmopolitan capital’s highlights. The tour will include the iconic “La Boca” neighbourhood, a colourfully painted village full of interesting arts and crafts and the burial place of Eva Peron in the Recoleta district. Following a break for lunch the tour concludes with visits to the pretty Palermo Garden, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Colon Opera Theatre. The rest of the afternoon is then free to enjoy the city your own leisure.

Hotel Clasico
Breakfast

DAY 3: BUENOS AIRES

DAY 3: BUENOS AIRES

A free day to further explore Buenos Aires before the evening’s big event, and unmissable experience whilst in the city, a sultry tango show. The sounds of tango fill the air of Buenos Aires and you will be able to bask in this musical ode to feelings of longing, passion and love from your own dining table tonight in the friendly atmosphere of Café de los Angelitos. The live dance and music are accompanied by dinner and wine.

Hotel Clasico
Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4: BUENOS AIRES - EL CALAFATE

DAY 4: BUENOS AIRES - EL CALAFATE

This morning your driver will take you back to the airport for your flight to the town of El Calafate in Argentine Patagonia. Upon arrival you will be met by your guide and transferred to a beautifully designed hotel overlooking the turquoise Lake Argentino. Have the rest of the day at leisure to relax and take in the stunning natural surroundings.

Design Suites El Calafate
Breakfast

DAY 5: EL CALAFATE

DAY 5: EL CALAFATE

Today’s delights include a shared excursion to visit the iconic Perito Moreno Glacier. The journey from El Calafate town to the glacier is approximately 80km, during which time your guide will provide an introduction to the surrounding area’s history and the glacier’s mysticism. As you near the destination, you’ll enter an area filled with fresh Andean Patagonian forest and stop off at the "Curva de los Suspiros" (Sighs Curve) to enjoy your first panoramic view of Perito Moreno Glacier. This viewpoint offers the chance to get some great shots before continuing on to the platforms and balconies at the front of the glacier. Here, there will be time to explore the platforms independently as well as get up close and personal to the towering block of ice’s south wall via a boat ride. Arriving back at the hotel after the tour, you will have another afternoon at leisure.

Design Suites El Calafate
Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 6: EL CALAFATE

DAY 6: EL CALAFATE

This morning’s shared excursion sees you travelling to a unique spot in Los Glaciares National Park at the remote Estancia Cristina, founded in 1941. The trip includes crossing the lake in a boat to reach the estancia which is located a few kilometres from the Upsala glacier, one of Los Glaciares National Park’s most cherished assets. Upon arriving at the lodge, the tour starts with a visit to the museum and old shearing shed where to learn about its history. Then, walk through a historical part of the estancia to begin a short, guided walk up to the Caterina River and the chapel where you can enjoy a picnic prepared by the estancia’s kitchen. After lunch, the small group will jump in 4x4s to head to the refuge of continental ice travelling through a mountain trail that, until recently, was covered by glaciers. The walk from the refuge takes about 20 minutes over eroded terrain to reach the Upsala Glacier viewpoint where you can see the eastern front of the glacier, Lake William, the Patagonian ice field and the Andes range. After some time here, backtrack to the estancia via 4x4 and then to your hotel in El Calafate across the lake.

Design Suites El Calafate
Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 7: EL CALAFATE - BARILOCHE

DAY 7: EL CALAFATE - BARILOCHE

You will be taken by private transfer back to the airport for your short flight to Bariloche in northern Patagonia where a private, local guide and chauffeur will be waiting for your arrival. Settle into your elegant, waterfront hotel where you have the rest of the day relax.

Hotel El Casco
Breakfast

DAY 8: BARILOCHE

DAY 8: BARILOCHE

After breakfast, you will be picked up for a relaxed half day tour of the town’s historical and natural sights. Start by visiting the most impressive viewpoints as your guide explain how this little mountain village has changed transformed over the years into one of Patagonia’s main travel destinations. Appreciate the beauty of lakes Moreno and Nahuel Huapi as well as Lopez and Capilla peaks. Later, walk through the impressive native forest of Llao Llao Nature Park to reach a local microbrewery where you can sit down to lunch with beer tasting (not included).

Hotel El Casco
Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 9: BARILOCHE

DAY 9: BARILOCHE

A enjoy a full day at leisure in Bariloche, the most famous of the Lake District towns.

Hotel El Casco
Breakfast

DAY 10: BARILOCHE - MENDOZA

DAY 10: BARILOCHE - MENDOZA

Head back to the airport for your short flight to Mendoza city in the Argentina’s wine region. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Club Tapiz Hotel
Breakfast

DAY 11: MENDOZA

DAY 11: MENDOZA

Today you will embark on a full day wine tour of the vineyards of Mendoza, famed for its Malbec. Luján de Cuyo is the heartland of the Malbec grape which you can “experience” in a variety of ways today. The wineries visited vary but all of them have been handpicked for their premium quality wines and services, and have received various accolades and awards. Whilst being chauffeured between vineyards by your private driver and guide at each stop you will enjoy a tour and insight into the winery’s processes and history, likely in a small group. Typical experiences include witnessing the different processes in action, having a go at producing yourself and, of course, tasting the finished result. A long lunch is included at one of the wineries with wine pairing experience.

Club Tapiz Hotel
Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 12: MENDOZA - IGUAZU

DAY 12: MENDOZA - IGUAZU

Your driver will transfer you back to Mendoza’s airport this morning in time for your flight to Iguazu where, upon arrival, your local guide will take you to your hotel, tucked away in the creases of Iguazu’s tropical forest. The rest of the day is then free to enjoy the lodge or perhaps head to the city to have a look around town.

La Aldea De La Selva Lodge & Spa
Breakfast

DAY 13: IGUAZU

DAY 13: IGUAZU

A full day on the Argentinean side of the falls begins with an early start and, hopefully, the first train to La Garganta del Diablo (Devil's Throat) to experience standing above this thrilling point where the water roars over the edge, before the crowds arrive. The rest of the day will then be spent navigating some of the 1,400 metres of walkways in and around the colossal falls, with your private guide, via its upper or lower circuits for more spectacular views, including over the entire Devil’s Gorge, and an exploration of the area’s flora and fauna.

La Aldea De La Selva Lodge & Spa
Breakfast

DAY 14: DEPART IGUAZU

DAY 14: DEPART IGUAZU

Head over the border this morning to explore the Brazilian trail around Iguaçu Falls. Although the Brazilian side doesn’t have the extensive network of trails that the Argentinian side boasts, it is blessed with best views of the falls and is perfect for a relaxed stroll stopping to take pictures. From these short walkways you can admire panoramic views of the Devil’s Throat and the majority of the falls’ highlights as well the chance to feel the water’s spray from the boardwalk that protrudes out onto the Brazilian side of the falls. After the half-day tour, you will be taken to the airport in time for your flight back to the capital where your tour ends and you connect to your onward international flight.

Breakfast

SUGGESTED ACCOMMODATION

Premium

Excellent standards without the big price tag

Premium

Excellent standards without the big price tag

Premium

Excellent standards without the big price tag

Luxury

Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience

Premium

Excellent standards without the big price tag

Accommodation listed here is intended as a guide only, to give you a taste of what we can do. Our experts can tailor any aspect of this itinerary and accommodation to suit your budget and tastes.

GUIDELINE PRICE & WHAT’S INCLUDED

CLASSIC ARGENTINA (14 DAYS) C$5,294

MEALS

As specified in the itinerary, sampling some of the country's finest cuisine.

TRANSPORT

Private air-conditioned vehicles with experienced, dedicated drivers.

ENTRANCE FEES

Tours and admission fees, including tickets specified in the itinerary.

EXPERT TEAM

Licensed English-speaking guides and a support team available 24/7.

ACCOMMODATION

As specified in the itinerary, using some of our favourite local properties.

ACCOMMODATION

Ultra - The best of the best, the ultimate indulgence
Luxury - Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium - Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior - Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple - No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

CARBON CONTRIBUTIONS

If you book international flights through Wild Frontiers.

This itinerary is aimed to give you an idea of what we can offer. The price shown above is based on two people travelling outside of peak periods. As this itinerary is only a suggestion and can be tailor-made to suit your interests and budget, your final price may differ.

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