Argentina highlights: Iguazu, Bariloche, glaciers and Buenos Aires

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Duration (in days): 16

From: UK

To: UK

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£2,415

Inc. International flights (per person, based on 2 sharing) 
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Overview

Fall in love with Argentina in just two weeks, with our itinerary that showcases everything this spectacular country has to offer! From the stylish, Parisian-influenced capital, to the thundering Iguazu Falls; from the blue ice of its glaciers to the chocolate-box Alpine charm of the Lake District – discover some Argentina highlights from natural wonders to cities. First, you’ll encounter the raw, thundering power of Iguazu Falls at the border with Brazil and see the cascades from both perspectives. Next, you’ll fly to northern Patagonia for a stay in Bariloche, surrounded by lush forests and towering peaks in the heart of the Argentinian Lake District. Venturing south, you’ll visit the glacial region with the chance to enjoy an up-close experience of the incredible Perito Moreno glacier. Of course, no trip to Argentina would be complete without a stay in the elegant capital, Buenos Aires! Spend a few days here with an introductory walking tour followed by plenty of time to explore the city’s barrios, cafes, leafy parks, steak restaurants and tango performances. One country with four unique experiences – Argentina promises a memorable experience!

This Argentina itinerary can be tailored to suit your requirements; please contact one of our consultants to start planning your dream trip.

This holiday includes

  • International and domestic flights
  • All transfers
  • All accommodation in Argentina             
  • Excursions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary      

Highlights

  • Experience Iguazu Falls from both the Argentinian and Brazilian sides 
  • Discover Bariloche & the Lake District with a stay on Nahuel Huapi Lake              
  • Feast on Bariloche’s sweets treats in the chocolate capital of Argentina              
  • Get up close to the Perito Moreno glacier in southern Patagonia
  • Have a drink at the Glaciobar (ice bar) in El Calafete
  • Discover Buenos Aires on a guided walking tour
  • Catch a tango performance and dine on Argentinian steak and local wine
Itinerary



Itinerary in brief:

  • 3 nights in Puerto Iguazu             
  • 3 nights in Bariloche      
  • 3 nights in El Calafate
  • 4 nights in Buenos Aires              

Day 1: Depart UK

Depart the UK from your chosen airport.

Included: International flight

Day 2: Arrive in Iguazu

On arrival at Iguazu airport, you will be met and taken to your hotel by private transfer, where you will check in for a 3-night stay.

Included: Transfer, hotel

Day 3: Full-day tour of the falls – Argentinian side

Today we’ve included a guided tour of the Argentine side of the majestic Iguazu Falls. Your tour lasts about 5 hours during which time you’ll walk through lush jungle along the edge of the falls for an up-close experience where you can witness the roar and power of 275 individual cascades that combine to form this natural wonder. The most dramatic section is the Devil’s Throat, where 14 thundering falls plunge as one. If you feel adventurous, you can add the Gran Aventura boat ride to get even closer to the falls.

After the tour, you’ll be dropped back at your hotel in Puerto Iguazu; a charming town with plenty of cafés and restaurants so you can have a drink and look back and admire all the photos you’ve taken today.

Included: Breakfast, tour, entrance fees, hotel  

Day 4: Half-day tour of the falls – Brazilian side

After yesterday’s close-up tour, today you’ll visit the Brazilian side of the falls which offers a second perspective – a much wider, panoramic view of more falls at once. With a small group and guide, you’ll spend about 2 to 3 hours touring and looking at the falls. After the tour, you will be driven back to your hotel.

Included: Breakfast, tour, entrance fees, hotel 

Day 5: Fly to Bariloche

Today you will be collected from your hotel and taken to the airport by private transfer for your flight to Bariloche in Argentina’s Lake District. Once you land, you will be met and taken to your hotel where you will check in for a 3-night stay.

Included: Breakfast, domestic flight, transfers, hotel     

Days 6 & 7: Free Days

You now have two days to explore the pretty lakeside town of Bariloche. You could spend some time simply relaxing and soaking in the lovely scenery all around, or you can take advantage of the many activities on offer. Whether you enjoy hiking, biking, kayaking or horse riding, you’ll find plenty of ways to enjoy Bariloche and its surrounds, including the deep blue waters of Lake Nahuel Huapi.

We suggest renting a car for the day to further explore the area including the Alpine-style town Villa La Angostura and charming, lakeside San Martin de Los Andes.

Included: Breakfast, hotel          

Day 8: Fly to El Calafate

Today you’ll be collected from your hotel and taken to the airport by private transfer for your flight to El Calafate in the glaciers region of the country. Once you land, you will be met and taken to your hotel where you will check in for a 3-night stay.

Included: Breakfast, domestic flight, transfers, hotel

Day 9: Full-day tour to the Perito Moreno glacier

Perito Moreno is one of the most famous glaciers in Southern Patagonia, so today we’ve included a guided tour so you can see it for yourself. For a full experience, we suggest adding a mini trekking excursion on the ice, so you can really see the glacier up close.

After the tour, you will be driven back to your hotel in the late afternoon.

Included: Breakfast, tour, hotel               

Day 10: Free Day

You now have a full day to explore El Calafate. Spend your time relaxing and visiting the town and nearby nature reserves, or let us know if you’d like to add a visit to a Patagonian estancia – a working cattle ranch. You could visit the Glaciarium museum to learn some more about the natural history here, then end up with a drink at the Glaciobar where everything is made of ice!

Included: Breakfast, hotel          

Day 11: Fly to Buenos Aires

You will be collected from your hotel and taken to the airport by private transfer for your flight to Buenos Aires. Once you land, you will be met and taken to your hotel where you will check in for a 4-night stay.

Included: Breakfast, domestic flight, transfers, hotel     

Day 12: Half-day walking tour

To help you explore the city, today we’ve included a private walking tour of Buenos Aires. You’ll start from your hotel in historic San Telmo with its many tango clubs, cafes, antique shops and Sunday markets – you may even see couples performing for the crowds in Plaza Dorrego. Your tour will visit some of the most important areas of the city, including elegant Recoleta and its famous cemetery, where Argentina hero Eva Peron is buried. At the end of the tour, you’ll either go back to your hotel or say goodbye to your guide and continue exploring on your own.           

Included: Breakfast, tour, hotel               

Days 13 & 14: Free days    

You have two days to explore Buenos Aires independently. You could visit La Boca, the colourful, historical neighbourhood you’ll have seen in so many photos. You could also catch a football match at La Bombonera Stadium and see how the passion for the beautiful game runs very deep here! We also suggest visiting a tango show to see the local Porteños dance the night away – while you dine on a classic steak dinner accompanied by local wines – the classic end to your classic Argentinian holiday.

Included: Breakfast, hotel          

Day 15: Depart Buenos Aires

You will be collected from your hotel today and taken to the airport by private transfer to connect with your international flight back home.        

Included: Breakfast, transfer, international flight          

Day 16: Arrive UK

Info

Argentina is a year-round destination. However, in order to make the most of Patagonia, we suggest visiting outside the winter months and prefer to travel between mid-September and early April.

This itinerary is purely a suggestion and can be tailor-made to your requirements, so please contact us with your dates and requests, and we’ll put together a bespoke quotation for you.        

What's included: 

  • International and domestic flights
  • Return airport transfers
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Excursions as mentioned in the itinerary

Not included: 

  • Any meals not mentioned
  • Any excursions not mentioned
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities
Accommodation

13 nights in 4* standard accommodation.

Hotels in this category include:

  • Saint George Iguazu

  • Villa Huinid Bustillo

  • Esplendor El Calafate

  • Moreno Buenos Aires
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