The natural splendor of Argentina is captivating, deriving from bright blue glaciers, dramatic waterfalls, and inspiring wildlife. Penguins waddle along sandy beaches next to the rippling current of the Atlantic Ocean. An unbelievable ice field spans mountain ranges and compresses the shores of Argentina’s largest lake. Flamingos bask on the banks of a quiet lagoon. The Iguazu River shifts from tranquil waters to thundering cascades at Iguazu Falls. Your Buenos Aires, Patagonia and Iguazu Falls...
Buenos Aires - The Thrill of Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires is a city of movement. The history of tango enlivens the streets with dancers performing out in the open air. Spanish colonial buildings continue to decorate neighborhoods. Cafes set out tables on sidewalks and allow guests to sip their wine as they watch the city pass them by. The aroma of chocolate drifts out of the charming chocolatiers and blends into the scent of browning filo dough from the bakeries. Your flight lands at Ministro Pistarini International Airport. Your private transfer greets you upon your arrival and escorts you into the heart of the city. You settle into your lavish accommodation located in the enchanting neighborhood of Recoleta.
The barrio boasts fine architecture and a lush environment. The neoclassical Libreria el Ateneo Grand Splendid is a remarkable bookstore in Recoleta. The building was designed in the 19th century and acted as a theater in the early 20th century with the ability to hold more than 1,000 occupants. It stands in the main gallery today, showcasing the vast display of books encircling the main floor and the upper tiers of the former theater. Frescoes adorn the central dome, adding to the classical ambiance of the unique bookstore.
Buenos Aires - Life and Times of Buenos Aires
Puerto Madryn - Gateway to the Peninsula
Puerto Madryn - Splendors of the Peninsula
Puerto Madryn - Penguins of the South
Ushuaia - Penguin Colonies to the Edge of the World
Tierra del Fuego - In the Land of Fire
Tierra del Fuego - Cruising the Beagle
El Calafate - Glorious Glacier
El Calafate - Quiet Majesty of El Calafate
Buenos Aires - Energetic Return
Iguazu Falls - The Banks of the Cliffs
Iguazu Falls - Bright Side of Argentina
Iguazu Falls - Colorful Side of Brazil
Iguazu Falls - Into the Air
- Witness the inspiring ice field and frozen edges of the Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park
- Discover the meandering pathways and magnificent crescent-shaped cliffs of Iguazu Falls
- Visit a splendid penguin colony on the protected shores of Punta Tombo
- Explore the natural beauty of the Valdes Peninsula to take in the stunning blue waters, incredible cliffs, and alluring sea elephants
- Venture to the edge of the world in the city of Ushuaia for a cruise along the Beagle Channel
- Travel into the majestic landscape of Tierra del Fuego National Park to find staggering mountaintops, glacial lakes, and remnants of indigenous peoples
- Indulge in the embracing culture of Buenos Aires, from its comfortable cafes to its enticing tango lessons
- Relish a day at leisure in El Calafate, where you can embrace the gaucho culture of Patagonia by visiting a traditional Estancia (Argentinian Ranch)
Nature is seductive on your 15-day Buenos Aires, Patagonia and Iguazu Falls Tour. The wonders of Patagonia are legendary, and the dramatic force of Iguazu Falls is second to none across the Western Hemisphere. The vibrant culture of Buenos Aires embodies the natural majesty of the landscape, endlessly inspiring and energizing. Your vacation begins with your arrival in Buenos Aires, a city known for tango and cafes, shopping and architecture. The lifestyle takes advantage of every second of the day. Your guide leads you on a private tour of the city, exploring the essential cultures of the numerous barrios.
The following day takes you southbound to Puerto Madryn, a coastal town on the edge of the Valdes Peninsula. Your guide leads you on a stunning tour around the shores of the Valdes Peninsula to take in the natural beauty of the landscape and inhabitants of the shores, from sea elephants to sea lions. Embark on a full day excursion to Punta Tombo to visit the stunning penguin colony. Continue to the Welsh town of Trelew, home to the Egidio Feruglio Paleontology Museum. The next day you fly from Puerto Madryn to Ushuaia, the city located at the southern tip of the South American continent.
You make your way into the protected landscape of Tierra del Fuego National Park. Hike through the rolling hills alongside glacial lakes and rushing rivers. Canoe on the reflective waters or enjoy a calm train ride on historic tracks. Next you enjoy a morning cruise along the Beagle Channel to visit numerous islands before flying to El Calafate. Then trek inside Los Glaciares National Park to witness the breathtaking Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the few Patagonian glaciers that are expanding. The next day is at your leisure, allowing you to delight in the town of El Calafate and its surroundings. Relish a cruise on the calm waters of Lago Argentino or visit a charming Estancia, an Argentinian ranch, for an introduction into the gaucho lifestyle of legendary proportions.
You return to Buenos Aires for the remainder of the day at your whim to enjoy the city’s endless brilliance, from tango shows to neoclassical museums. Venture farther north on the borders of Brazil and Paraguay to the city of Puerto Iguazu. The following day, your guide leads you through the walkways of Iguazu National Park for an outstanding exploration of nature’s limitless power at Iguazu Falls. You cross the border into Brazil to experience a tour of Brazil in Iguazu National Park. The panorama of Iguazu Falls is awe-inspiring. On your final day in Argentina, your private transfer meets you at the hotel and escorts you to the airport, where you being your journey home.
$4,120 per person (excluding international flights)
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