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Iguazú Falls

Highlights of Argentina

13-day tailor-made journey from £4,440 pp incl. flights

Summary

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Explore Buenos Aires, Patagonia and Iguazu Falls on this luxury holiday

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Highlights

  • Explore the fashionable barrios of Buenos Aires and discover why Argentina’s capital is called the ‘Paris of South America’
  • Gaze in awe at the advancing Perito Moreno Glacier in Patagonia before flying north to the thundering power of Iguazú Falls
  • Spend two memorable days in the pampas, living the life of a gaucho on a working estancia just two hours from the capital

In Brief

  • 3 Nights Buenos Aires
  • 3 Nights El Calafate
  • 2 Nights Iguazú Falls
  • 2 Nights Estancia La Bamba de Areco

About

Recommended for:
City | History & culture | Honeymoon | Natural world | Wildlife

From the fashionable boutiques of Buenos Aires to the glaciers of Patagonia; from world-class wineries and ancient pre-incan ruins to gauchos, tango and everything else in between, Argentina one of the most diverse and awe-inspiring countries on earth. Our Argentina specialists have drawn on their knowledge of travelling in the country to create a fantastic tailor-made holiday that captures the country's highlights. Get a taste for tango in the 'Paris of South America', gaze in awe at the advancing ice of the Perito Moreno Glacier and thundering power of Iguazu Falls before living life gaucho style at an estancia on the outskirts of the capital.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
Depart UK

Fly overnight from the UK to Buenos Aires, arriving on day two.

Days 2-4
Buenos Aires

Arrive in Argentina's capital, where you'll be met for a private transfer to your hotel. The rest of your first day is at your leisure to relax at the hotel or begin exploring this wonderful city. The next day, enjoy a half-day city tour, taking in some of the highlights of Buenos Aires including the colourful neighbourhood of La Boca. Evening activities are also a quintessential part of any stay in the city and dinner at a chic restaurant and a heart-pumping tango show (both included in the price) is a hard night to beat.

Stay: Emperador Hotel, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Superior) or Sofitel Buenos Aires (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Day 5
El Calafate

Fly to El Calafate, gateway to Parque Nacional Los Glaciares and its stunning centrepiece, the Perito Moreno Glacier. Following a private transfer, check into your chosen accommodation and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Stay: Esplendor El Calafate (Superior) or Eolo Lodge (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Day 6
Perito Moreno Glacier

Keep your eyes on the sky for condors and flamingos on your way to a private tour of city-sized Perito Moreno, one of the planet's few advancing glaciers, where a series of walkways offers breathtaking views of the glacier's face, a towering, 80-metre-tall blue-hued wall of ice. If you're really lucky you'll see house-size blocks shear away from the face, dropping through the air and hitting Lago Argentino with an almighty crash, only to reappear and bob away as icebergs. For the more intrepid, optional trekking excursions give you the chance to strap on some crampons and stride out across the glacial ice. 

Stay: Esplendor El Calafate (Superior) or Eolo Lodge (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Day 7
Gourmet Glaciers Experience

Either spend the day at leisure or choose an optional excursion, gliding across beautiful Lago Argentino on a cruise to see first hand the ice flows of the Upsala Canal and the Spegazzini Glacier. If weather permits you’ll be able see Upsala Glacier itself in the distance. A gourmet lunch is served on board.

Stay: Esplendor El Calafate (Superior) or Eolo Lodge (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Days 8-9
Iguazú Falls

Fly north to Iguazú Falls, probably the world’s greatest waterfall. Straddling the border of Brazil and Argentina, Iguazu Falls is one of the most overwhelming sights in the world – 200 or more cascades (depending on water levels) that thunder over an imposing horseshoe-shaped cliff, surrounded by tropical squawking jungle.

Enjoy a private full-day tour of the Argentine side of the falls, following a well designed network of walkways, and passing through the rainforest in a small ecological train. The main attraction is Devil's Throat, where more than half the Iguazú River is forced together down a horseshoe-shaped 90-metre drop. Feel the full power of the falls on a thrilling boat ride that takes you shooting through narrow gorges, ending with a soaking under one of the larger torrents. The next morning you'll further explore the falls with your private guide, this time from the Brazilian side from where you'll get some of the most impressive panoramic views.

Stay: Loi Suites Iguazu, Iguazu Falls (Superior) or Sheraton Iguazu Resort & Spa, Iguazu Falls (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Days 10-11
Estancia La Bamba de Areco

Return south, flying to the capital before a private transfer to Estancia La Bamba de Areco, a working ranch in the heart of the pampas, two hours' drive from Buenos Aires. You'll have two days here to experience the life of the gaucho with horse riding, hiking, fishing and bird watching among the experiences available. You'll dine on the finest cuts of grilled beef, served asado-style with salads, sweetbreads and chorizo accompaniments 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

Day 12
Depart Buenos Aires

Leave the estancia behind as a private transfer sees you in style back to Buenos Aires for your return flight to the UK.

Meals: B

Day 13
Arrive UK

Arrive back in the UK after your overnight flight and continue your onward journey home.

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Pricing

Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Superior Deluxe

13-day tailor-made journey from £4,440 incl. flights

Superior

Low Season

from £4,440 pp. incl. flights

High Season

from £4,885 pp. incl. flights

Includes:

  • Complimentary UK airport transfers
  • Return flights from London to Buenos Aires
  • Domestic flights from Buenos Aires to El Calafate and Iguazu
  • Private airport transfers 
  • 9 nights accommodation in 4* (Superior) hotels on a B&B basis
  • 1 night accommodation in a 4* (Superior) estancia on a full-board basis
  • Private Buenos Aires city Tour including La Boca
  • Dinner &Tango Show 'Carlos Gardel'
  • Private full-day Perito Moreno Glacier tour including boat ride
  • Private full-day Argentine Falls including boat excursion
  • Private half-day Brazilian Falls tour
  • Iguassu park entrance fees
  • Shared activities at Estancia Bamba de Areco

Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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