Day 1: Arrival to Argentina
Welcome to Buenos Aires, Argentina.
One of Argentina’s top attractions is the leviathan metropolis of Buenos Aires, the most fascinating of all South American capitals. It’s a riveting place just to wander about, people-watching, shopping or simply soaking up the unique atmosphere. Its many barrios (neighborhoods) are startlingly different – some are decadently old-fashioned, others daringly modern – but all of them ooze character. Buenos Aires has got everything: night-life, tango, culture, football, excellent beef and the best local wines.
Transfer in from Airport to hotel
A bilingual chauffer will be waiting for you at the airport to take you to Alvear Art Hotel where you will spend the next 3 nights. (http://www.alvearart.com/)
The Alvear Art Hotel emerges as an innovative proposal in Buenos Aires, backed up by the tradition of the Alvear Palace Hotel. Set among impressive trees, this new sample of the Alvear Experience opens the doors of its modern building in the heart of the financial, commercial, and cultural area of the city, offering excellent service, warm hospitality, the sophisticated comfort of its rooms, and the most advanced technology. The Alvear Art Hotel is located in a traditional area of Buenos Aires, declared a historical site - the San Martín Square, just steps away from elegant Santa Fe Avenue and famous Florida Street with their countless stores. It is strategically located a few blocks from the financial area and only five minutes from the new corporate district in Puerto Madero.
Options during your stay in Buenos Aires:
- Private city tour (US$150)
- Polo lesson & Asado BBQ (US$180 pp)
- Sailing on Rio de la Plata (US$200 pp)
- Football match – Friday night (US$80 pp)
- Shopping Tour (US$40 pp)
- Rojo Tango Dinner Show (US$200 pp)
- Day trip to Colonia de Uruguay (US$100 pp)
- Day trip to Tigre Delta (US$70 pp)
Day 2: Buenos Aires
Day 3: Buenos Aires
Day 4: Buenos Aires to Mendoza
Transfer to Airport to take internal flight to Mendoza
Mendoza is the epicenter of Argentina’s blossoming wine industry. At the foot of the Andes, Mendoza is a modern city set on historic foundations- the Great Liberator General San Martin crossed the Andes from here to help liberate Chile. Though rainfall is slight, irrigation turns the surrounding area into a green oasis covered with productive vineyards and fruit plantations.Famous for the rich Malbec and sublime Cabernet, Mendoza wine tours and tastings are the perfect way to discover this internationally recognized gourmet province.In the west of the province looms the world’s highest peak outside the Himalayas, culminating in the defiant Aconcagua, whose summit is only a shade under 7000 meters. There are many adventure activities to take part in from horseback riding, rock climbing, skiing, and white-water rafting.
Private transfer to Casa Antucura Vineyard & hotel (http://www.casaantucura.com/)
Casa Antucura is an experience deep in Mendozas wine country. Exquisite elegance and refined details characterize this intimate country home with the unique experience of a luxury hotel in Mendoza. From the Lodge’s eight rooms & spa, there are majestic views across the vineyards and on to the Andes Mountains.
- Biking (free of charge)
- Trekking in the Andes (free of charge)
- Horseriding in the Andes (US$80 pp)
- Wine tours of other Vineyards (US$80 pp)
- Day tour to Aconcagua Mountain (US$100 pp)
Day 5: Mendoza
Day 6: Mendoza
Day 7: Mendoza to Bariloche
Private transfer to Airport and flight to Bariloche.
Strung out along the shoreline of Lago Nahuel Huapi, in the middle of the national park of the same name, Bariloche has one of the most gorgeous settings imaginable.
You will be met and transferred to Estancia Peuma Hue.(http://www.peuma-hue.com/)
Includes Full Board (4 Daily meals and all activities)
Estancia Peuma Hue is an enchanting eco-lodge nestled within the grounds of the first and largest national park in Argentina, Nahuel Huapi National Park, in the Northern Patagonia Lake District. Peuma Hue´s 500 acres of wilderness are located at the southern end of Lake Gutiérrez.
The Estancia provides a gorgeous setting to explore this slice of heaven on earth. Explore the impressive mountain scenery on horseback, or hiking on one of our numerous mountain trails that rise high above the estancia into the mountain, creeks, waterfalls, majestic forests, meeting a variety of fauna.
A wide range of outdoor activities and services are offered and included. You can horseback ride and hike within the property, through wonderful mountain trails (that also link to the National Park trail network); ideal grounds for birdwatching as well. Lake options include swimming on warm days - even swimming with the horses! – to paddling on sea-kayaks and duckies (inflatable kayaks), combining hikes with the boat rides or fly fishing at the lake. And all this, without leaving the property.
Day 8: Bariloche
Day 9: Bariloche
Day 10: Bariloche
Day 11: Bariloche to Torres del Paine
Transfer to Airport to take flight to El Calafate where you will be met by Chauffeur in a 4x4 vehicle to drive you to Torres del Paine National Park.
Torres del Paine is a national park in Chilean Patagonia. It is located in the southern tiers of the Andes and features mountains, lakes, and glaciers. The Torres del Paine (Spanish for "Towers of Paine" and "Paine" is an old indigenous word for the color blue), three immense rock towers, give the park its name.Other attractions include the Cuernos del Paine (Spanish for "Horns of Paine" -- horn-like mountain tops), Grey Glacier, Lago Grey, Lago Pehoé, Lago Nordenskjöld, and Lago Sarmiento.
Here you will spend the next 4 nights at the luxury Camp Patagonia. (http://patagoniacamp.com)
Includes Full Board and all Activities within the national Park with experienced bilingual guides. http://patagoniacamp.com/excursions/?lang=en
Patagonia Camp has been designed for every guest to experience and enjoy the wonderful nature of Patagonia with great comfort. From within your yurts you will be able to hear the sound of wind or rain while you go to sleep, gaze at the stars right from your comfortable bed, and encounter one of the most beautiful landscapes of the world from your window or every time you step outside on our walkways. You will be immersed in a beautiful, aromatic native forest of coigües and notros, and enjoy watching and listening to the many bird species that live among us.
Day 12: Torres del Paine
Day 13: Torres del Paine
Day 14: Torres del Paine
Day 15: Torres del Paine to El Calafate
Transfer via 4x4 vehicle to El Calafate where you will spend the night at Alto Calafate Patagonico Hotel. http://www.hotelaltocalafate.com.ar/
Day 16: El Calafate
Day tour to Perito Moreno Glaciar
In the heart of Patagonia, next to the Andes, is one of Argentina’s most scenic areas, commonly referred to as Lago Argentino and the Perito Moreno Glacier, declared “Universal Heritage” by the UNESCO. The most renown of all the glaciers is the Perito Moreno Glacier. Situated 80 km (50 miles) from El Calafate, it is the most easily reached among them. This is an imposing ice river that descends from the Southern Patagonian Ice Cap down to the lake, at ‘Canal de los Témpanos’ (Icebergs’ Channel). It is the only glacier in the area which is considered to be in equilibrium, that is: not receding. It has always been the most important attraction of the region thanks to its spectacular beauty, but especially because of its unusual behavior. The glacier slowly advances down the mountain slope towards the lake, producing, as it spills down, thunderous noises and ruptures.
Transfer to Airport and evening flight to Buenos Aires
Transfer from Airport to Rooney’s Boutique hotel (www.RooneysBoutiqueHotel.com)
Day 17: Buenos Aires to Dublin
Transfer to International Airport
Farewell to Argentina. Hasta luego!
- Meals were indicated
- Transfers as listed
- 3 nights Alvear Art hotel
- 3 nights Casa Antucura Vineyard & hotel
- 4 nights Estancia Peuma Hue
- 4 nights Camp Patagonia
- 1 night Alto Calafate Patagonico hotel
- 1 night Rooney’s Boutique hotel
- Tours & activities as listed
- Internal Flights (Total cost US$1383 per person). We book these on your behalf with your CC information.
- International Flights
- Travel Insurance
- Access to National Parks
Net cost per Person: US$6984 on a double basis