Explore Buenos Aires, Patagonia and Iguazu Falls on this luxury holiday
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- Watch a tango performance in Buenos Aires
- Explore both sides of Iguazú Falls by by boat and train
- Sail up to one of the world's largest glaciers in Patagonia
- Fulfil your cowboy fantasies with a stay on an estancia estate, enjoying full-board dining and included activites
- Explore with flights, luxury hotels and private tours and transfers throughout
- 3 Nights Buenos Aires
- 3 Nights El Calafate
- 2 Nights Iguazú Falls
- 2 Nights Estancia stay
City | February holidays | History & culture | Honeymoon | Natural world | Wildlife
From natural spectacles to city greats, showcase Argentina’s diverse wonders on this luxury holiday. You’ll begin in Buenos Aires, enjoying its European charm and tango rhythms before moving on to the wilds of Patagonia. Indeed, you’ll take in both the world’s greatest glacier and waterfall, flying up to Iguazú Falls. You’ll even hop between its Argentinian and Brazilian sides on cruises and train rides, before ending with a stay on a gaucho’s estate in the pampas. Here, you’ll indulge with everything from included horse rides and hikes to full-board gourmet dining. Throughout you’ll be treated to luxury stays, flights, private tours and private transfers.
Day by day itinerary
Begin with complimentary airport lounge access before boarding your overnight flight to Argentina.
Arriving in Buenos Aires, you'll be met for a private transfer to your hotel. Both our options are set in the leafy, well-heeled neighbourhood of Recoleta, with our palatial Deluxe offering a special favourite – a lesson in Louis XV excess, all chandeliers and polished wood. The next day, you'll get your bearings with a half-day tour of the city, showcasing its European wonders and the colourful neighbourhood of La Boca. It's a raffish port given over to artsy brilliance. There's also plenty of time to take in the city-of-the-dead cemetery, neoclassical Argentine Congress and rabbit-warren antique markets. Lastly, we've included that most quintessential of Buenos Aires experiences – a tango performance and steak dinner.
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Your flight down to El Calafate, gateway to the Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, is bookended by private transfers, bringing you to your luxury lodge accommodation, contrasting acres of Patagonian wilderness with stylish open fires. The next day, you'll be treated to a private tour of the region's icon – the city-sized Perito Moreno. As one of the planet's few advancing glaciers, a series of walkways – and your shared boat ride – offer breath-taking views of the its face, a towering, 80-metre-tall wall of ice. If you're lucky, you'll see house-sized blocks shear right off it, landing in the Lago Argentino with an almighty crash, only to reappear and bob away as icebergs. On your private transfer back to the hotel, keep your eyes out for condors and flamingos. With a day at leisure either side, there's the option of exploring further with iceberg cruises, crampon hikes and horse rides.
* During low season, the Deluxe option hotel is based on Esplendor Calafate
Your flight north, again sandwiched by included private transfers, will see you to your luxury hotel, positioned just a stone's throw from Iguazú Falls. Our Deluxe option even offers views of its torrential cascades from wildlife-dotted tropical gardens. On arrival, you'll be treated to a private, full-day tour of Argentine side of the falls, following a network of walkways and passing through the rainforest in a small ecological train. The main attraction is the spectacular Devil's Throat drop. You'll even get right up close with a boat ride, shooting through narrow gorges. The next morning you'll explore the Brazilian side of the falls with your private guide for a more panoramic overlook.
Estancia La Bamba de Areco
Returning south, a private transfer will see you to the airport for your flight to Buenoes Aires, where you'll be met by a private driver for your scenic trip to Estancia La Bamba de Areco – a working ranch in the heart of the pampas. You'll have two days here to experience the life of the gaucho cowboy, with horse riding, hiking, fishing and bird watching among the experiences all included. You'll dine on the finest cuts of grilled beef, served asado-style with salads, sweetbreads and chorizo accompaniments. It's all washed down with a glass or two of Argentinean wine. There's also an outdoor pool and spa treatments to provide a relaxing end to your Argentine adventures.
Stay: Estancia La Bamba de Areco, San Antonio (Superior)
Meals: B L D
Depart for UK
Leave the estancia behind as a private transfer sees you in style back to Buenos Aires for your return, overnight flight to the UK.
Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.
13-day tailor-made holiday from £4,120 pp incl. flights
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