Day 1: Buenos Aires
Transfer in from Airport to hotel
Welcome to Buenos Aires
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.
Evening Tango Class
There is a saying: "It takes one lesson to learn Tango and a lifetime to improve it." An individual Tango Class is provided for you by experienced Tango teachers for you to experience the passion and sensuality of Tango.
Day 2: Buenos Aires
Today is a free day from which you can choose from a range of optional Add-ons.
- City Tour: In the morning, you will be picked up by a local guide and given a tour around the city and its surroundings that will allow you to discover its spirit, its mystique and its charm. The following areas will be visited: Plaza de Mayo, Puerto Madero, La Boca, San Telmo, Palermo, Recoleta Cemetery.
- Tango Show with Dinner at “El Querandí”: Carlos Gardel is recognized as one of the most important singers and actors of the 19th century. Born in France, he came to Argentina as a child. Here he came to fame singing Tango in the many theatres of Buenos Aires.You will enjoy a Gala Dinner show of dance and singing dedicated to this icon whose voice has now been registered by UNESCO.
- Gaucho Party at the Estancia Santa Susana: Today you will be taken out to the pampas of Buenos Aires to a typical ranch where you will be able to enjoy and gain an insight to the “Gaucho” culture. Gauchos are the famous horsemen (descended from the native Indians and Spanish settlers) who work the ranches of Argentina who have a clearly defined culture that manifests itself through folklore, music, dance and sport. At the Gaucho party the following activities take place: Wine and Empanada Reception; Visit to the Estancia museum and Church; Horse and sulky trips; Typical Argentine BBQ with wine; Folklore show with Malambo; Show of Gaucho horsemanship.
- Day trip to Colonia de Uruguay: Cruise over the River Plate on a fast ferry to this historic town (UNESCO protected). Includes comprehensive tour and lunch.
- Milonga Tour: Milongas are the dance halls where the locals go to dance tango into the early works of the morning. Visit one and you will be brought back in time where the women have to wait sitted until the man asks her up to dance with a simple nod. They are a world and subculture in their own right. In this tour you will visit three Milongas during the night with a small group.
- Shopping Tour: Argentina is famous for its leather products such as jackets, shoes, boots and handbags. This 4 hour tour will take you to the best factory shops and provide you with the best choice of Argentine leather products at the best value.
- Teatro Colon: in the City of Buenos Aires, is considered one of the best theaters in the world. Acknowledged for its acoustics and the artistic value of its construction, it turned 100 years in 2008. It underwent a major renovation that took three years and $100-million to complete, and it reopened in May of 2010. Tour of Teatro:
- Polo Day: Polo Lesson, Practice Match and Argentine BBQ lunch at Typical Argentine Polo Ranch. Includes: Argentine BBQ. (Vegetarian option available); Drinks: soft drinks and Argentine wines; Theoretical explanation on technical management of a horse (if necessary); Learn to hit the ball and improve the technique to play polo (On Horse); Explanation of the game; Practice Match; Transportation from your hotel to the field and back again to the city (60 km); Polo lesson (English / Spanish); The horse (according to their level); Equipment (helmet, taco and whip).
- Football Match: Argentines live and breathe football. Go to a game and you will see why. Inquire on fixtures. Matches are held throughout the year from March to December. We can organize transport to and from the game as well as entrance to the game. Local derby’s such as Boca Juniors and River Plate are highly sought after and need to be booked well in advance.
- Tigre Delta: Enjoy this spectacular delta and waterway on a day tour that includes travel by boat and lunch in an unforgettable landscape.
Day 3: Buenos Aires
Free Day to choose from optional Add-ons
Day 4: Iguazu Falls Argentine side
Transfer to Airport
Arrival at the airport
Welcome to the town of Igauzu, this small sleepy town is the gateway to the Mighty Iguazu Falls.
You will be met by our English speaking staff and Transfer to your selected Hotel, Grand Crucero.
Argentine Falls Tour
Today you will enjoy a full day tour of the Argentine side of the Iguazu Falls. During the tour you will get ‘up, close and intimate’ with views of this unforgettable section of the Iguazu River. Our guide will show you the hidden gems of this unique National Park in the lower and upper walkways and will take you off the beaten path to show you the best views. Trails through the 210 square mile reserve provide visitors with various views of the Falls, especially the largest one, Devil's Throat.. The mist over the Devil's Throat is such that endless rainbows are formed.Expect to be get wet today and fell exhilarated with the spray and close contact with the sheer power of the falls.
The ecological train ride is included in the tour.
Jet boat ride under the falls is available for purchase on day of visit whilst in the park.
Return to your hotel in the late afternoon.
Day 5: Iguazu Falls Brazilian side
Brazilian Falls tour
In the afternoon, you will be picked up from your hotel and taken across the Argentine –Brazilian border and enter the Iguazu National Park on the Brazil side. Here you will enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of the Falls during a walking tour through the passages that connect the different observation points.
Similar to football, the Brazilians and Argentines argue which side has the best view of the Falls. What is clear is that both sides are different and spectacular in their own unique way. You can decide for yourself, which side you are most impressed with.
Day 6: Mendoza
Transfer to Airport to take flight to Mendoza
Arrival at Airport and transferred to Club Tapiz Lodge & Vineyard located amongst Mendozas famous vineyards.
Club Tapiz has been developed for wine and food lovers that come to Mendoza for a real experience through participation in the vineyard activities,wine tasting and cooking classes. Activities include:
- Wine tasting every evening at 8 p.m. free of charge.
- Cooking lessons at Resto Terruno
- Be part of the activities that are performed in the vineyards, depending on the time of the year such as harvesting grapes, sorting or pressing.
- Visit and tasting of olive oil in Tapiz oilve Oil Factory.
- Visit Tapiz Winery.
- Cycling to the surrounding wineries.
- Visit, horse back riding, trekking and canopy in the Andes.
- Rafting in the Mendoza Rivers.
Day 7: Mendoza – Aconcagua Mountain
Day tour to Aconcagua Mountain: A tour to the very heart of the Andes. This unforgettable tour departs from Mendoza through the Andes Range to the foot of the Aconcagua. Along the Pan American Highway we pass several summer villages to the Villavicencio Gorge, an area famous for its thermal waters. Then on to Quebrada del Toro, Las Araucarias de Darwin, El Balcon, the Amphitheatre and Los Paramillos to get to Uspallata Village located in the Valley with the same name, an oasis between two mountain ranges in the heart of the Andes. At Puente del Inca there is a natural monument unique in the world: a rock formation that resembles a bridge over Las Cuevas river. From this standpoint, looking to the north, the sight of the Aconcagua is awesome: the highest peak in the Western Hemisphere (6.962 mts). The tour continues along the mountain road surrounded by breathtaking landscapes to get to Las Cuevas Village (3.196 mts above sea level). Up a narrow mountain road the tour gets to the Statue of Christ the Redeemer (4.200 mts above sea level), located in the limit between Argentina and Chile as a proof of friendship between the people of the two countries.
Day 8: Andes on Horseback
Your tour begins in the morning with hotel pickup in Mendoza. Aboard your comfortable minivan, drive through Villa Potrerillos, a village located 45 minutes away. You’ll continue up to Quebrada del Condor, stopping at the panoramic viewpoint of Mirador de la Hoyada en route.
Approximately two hours after leaving Mendoza you’ll reach the gorge, where a traditional Argentine breakfast is served to your small group.
Once your guide offers a safety briefing and some instruction, settle onto your sturdy horse — bred for stamina over mountainous terrain — and follow along the rugged trail. Your 3.5-hour horseback ride starts at the foot of the Cordón del Plata, an Andean mountain range in the Uco Valley. Amid this breathtaking landscape of snowcapped peaks, wildlife abounds. Keep a lookout for llamas, foxes, hares, condors and other incredible birds throughout your horseback ride.
In the middle of the journey, stop for a break at the shore of a creek to enjoy an infusion of mate, a popular drink made from yerba mate leaves steeped in hot water. Then saddle up and follow ancient paths until your small group reaches a viewpoint. From 9,185 feet (2,800 meters) above sea level, you’ll appreciate the magnificent scenery, including the Cordón del Plata ridge and the Potrerillos Valley.
At the completion of your horseback ride in the late afternoon, dismount to enjoy an authentic Argentine asado (barbecue) for lunch.
Your full-day tour ends with return transport by minivan to your hotel.
Day 9: Natural Spas of the Andes
Pack your swimsuit and slippers in anticipation of a truly unique spa experience. After hotel pickup, travel for about an hour into the Andes, and arrive at Termas de Cacheuta, a spa oasis overlooking the fast-flowing Mendoza River. It's here you'll find infinity pools of fresh natural water shimmering on mountainside terraces. Enjoy full access to the facilities that blend into the natural surroundings, and immerse yourself in activities of intense relaxation. Spend the day exploring the hydrotherapy thermal circuit, waterfalls, whirlpools, bubble bed and footbaths. Take pleasure in moments that touch all the senses: float in a bubbling thermal bath, dip in a pool of refreshingly cool water, breathe in crisp mountain air, and listen to the river surging below. At the grotto sauna (the only one in Argentina), allow heat and mineral mud to seep into your pores, detoxing the worries and stressors of everyday life from your system. Once you emerge, your skin will be smooth to the touch. Wash off in a Finnish- or Scottish-style shower and then stretch out on a lounge chair in the natural solarium. Massages are available at an additional expense, but book in advance; appointments are limited. In between activities, snack or lunch at the scrumptious buffet spread, typically including vegetarian fare, a salad bar, Creole-style barbeque pork and chicken, lamb, sausages and grilled vegetables. If you want something more than water, purchase a rejuvenating drink from a menu. With your mind revitalized and your body cleansed, enjoy transport back to your hotel in the evening.
Day 10: Mendoza Vineyard Bike Tour
Your day in Mendoza wine country begins with pickup at your hotel and a comfortable drive south to Vistalba a small village of tree-lined streets, surrounded by vineyards overlooking the Andes and a variety of architecture, from beautiful mansions to ultra-modern homes. Listen to quick safety briefing from your experienced guide, and then grab your bike and helmet and set off around the countryside! Your easy bike ride will take you through the vineyards of Mendoza on both paved and non-paved surfaces; the total bike distance is approximately 6 miles (4 km). Follow your guide along a mostly flat route to Kaiken, Bodega Cap Vistalba and Nieto Senetiner wineries. At each winery you visit, learn about the Mendoza winemaking process, as well as its history, from your guide and the wineries’ staff, and then taste the outstanding products! Compare the different varieties, such as malbec, the red wine for which Mendoza is perhaps most renowned. Enjoy lunch at Nieto Senetiner before heading back to your hotel.
Day 11: Buenos Aires
Breakfast Transfer to Airport to take flight to Buenos Aires Transfer to hotel Afternoon free in Buenos Aires
Day 12: Buenos Aires
Breakfast Transfer to International Airport to take flight home.
Farewell to Argentina, Hasta Luego!!
- Meals were indicated
- Transfers as listed
- Tours & activities as listed
- Internal Flights (US$630 per person). This is booked on your behalf using your credit card details
- International Flights
- Travel Insurance
- Access to National Parks
Pricing Per Person:
Net cost per Person on a double basis: US$2937