This Argentina tour package combines three of the most popular highlights in one superb tour: stylish Buenos Aires ; spectacular Iguazu Falls ; & awe-inspiring Perito Moreno glacier in Patagonia.
Day 1 – Arrival in Buenos Aires
Your Argentina tour highlights program begins upon arrival in Buenos Aires. Here, you will be met and transferred to your hotel, in the historic center of the city. The rest of the day will be yours to relax and enjoy this stylish city, wandering the Recoleta or Puerto Madero areas, for example.
In the evening, feel free to try one of the excellent restaurants – and maybe a few bars – on a night out in Palermo. If there is the option to see a football (soccer) game at the Boca Juniors ground (the famous Bombonera), you should take it, even if you have little interest in football – it’s a very real cultural experience!
Please speak to us about our hotel options, we have a wide range to suit all pockets.
Day 2 – Buenos Aires city tour
During the morning you will have a guided tour of various cultural and historical areas of this very interesting capital city.
For the afternoon, you will then be free to do whatever takes your fancy. Later the highlight of the evening will be enjoying a tango show and dinner. Tango is a passion here in Argentina and you will have a superb night out.
Day 3 – Fly to Iguazu, visit the Brazilian side
After an early breakfast, we will transfer you to the Buenos Aires domestic airport for your one-and-a-half-hour flight to Puerto Iguazu, gateway to the waterfalls.
You will be met at the airport and taken to the hotel of your choice to check in. You will then have an excursion to the Brazilian side of these truly breathtaking waterfalls. The Iguazu Falls (using the Portuguese spelling) are some of the most impressive natural wonders you will ever see, and most visitors are astounded.
During the tour you will have a spectacular boat ride right under the Falls – a truly amazing experience that you will never forget!
Afterwards, you will be taken back to your hotel to catch your breath and spend the night in the town of Puerto Iguazu.
Day 4 – Visit the Argentine Falls
Today you will have an excursion to see the Falls from the Argentinian side of the border.
You will pass through the Iguazu National Park, enjoying the lush jungle environment, the huge rapids and the numerous, impressive cascades. In the afternoon, you will return to the hotel and be able to relax and wander.
In Iguazu we can recommend the Grand Iguazu Hotel for a little luxury; but there are many others in all price ranges too. Just let us know what you prefer.
Day 5 – Patagonia – El Calafate
Today, you will fly south to Patagonia from Puerto Iguazu. This may require a change of planes in Buenos Aires, depending on the flights we can find for your dates, and you may arrive in El Calafate late in the day.
If you arrive on an early flight, you will have time to wander to town. Again there are plenty of lodging options as long as we book reasonably in advance and we can book a hotel to suit your pocket, from more simple three-star places to high-end, luxury lodges.
Day 6 – Perito Moreno Glacier
Today is a full day sightseeing, visiting the impressive and beautiful Perito Moreno Glacier. This is spectacular natural sight and you can get up close to the glacier wall, on its melt-water lake, to see large blocks of ice breaking off.
You will walk around, via the land walkways and then, if you wish, you can take an excursion to walk on the glacier surface itself (the glacier walk is not included at this stage, please ask us for details). A surreal experience!
After your visit, you will spend the evening in El Calafate again.
Day 7 – Glaciers Galore!
Today you will be taken to Puerto Bandera and spend the day aboard a motor launch sailing the lake close to the Upsala, Onelliy and Spegazzinni Glaciers. This time spent on the lakes will give you amazing, close-up views of these glaciers and fantastic photo opportunities. You will be viewing the ice shelves and Patagonian wildlife from the comfort of the boat.
After a full day out, you will travel back to El Calafate to recharge your batteries, for an evening out in this cute little town.
Day 8 – Back to Buenos Aires
Off you go to El Calafate airport for your flight back to the Argentine capital.
Arriving in Buenos Aires, you will be picked up and transferred to your now-familiar hotel, or maybe you want to try a new place in a different area, or splash out on a high-end place for your last night. It all depends on your preferences.
The afternoon will be free for you to choose what to do in this city of culture and entertainment. Try to do something you did not manage last time, such as a visit to the Delta del Tigre, or a museum maybe?
Overnight in Buenos Aires for the last time, unfortunately!
Day 9 – Don’t Cry for me Argentina – the end of your Argentina tour
After breakfast, you bid farewell to this lovely country and will be transferred to the airport for your flight home … or to your next holiday destination with us.