Enjoy two weeks exploring the very best of what this beautiful country has to offer. From sipping wine next to the Andes, to boat rides to the Iguazu Falls, to walking next to an 80m tall galcier, this trip has it all!
Visit Argentina, a country full of incredible diversity and breathtaking landscapes everywhere you look. From Patagonia’s glaciers to the tropical climate of Iguazu Falls, European-styled Buenos Aires, to the end of the word in Ushuaia, and to the snow capped andes that lie behind the countless vineyards of Mendoza. Argentina has it all.
Day 1 – Buenos Aires
Described as the “Paris of South America,” Buenos Aires proudly boasts this title while also still showing off plenty of its own unique culture. Explore traditional European architecture, cobblestone streets lined with picturesque outdoor cafes, local antique and artisan markets, and the alluring aroma of prized Argentine beef cooking on an open “parrilla” (barbecue). Buenos Aires is home to many talented local designers. You won’t have a problem finding the perfect leather jacket, long leather boots, handmade handbags, and so much more! Buenos Aires is most famous for being the “home of the tango.” Don’t miss the opportunity to experience a traditional dinner-tango show and visit the vibrant San Telmo and Recoleta neighborhoods. Upon arrival, you will be met at the airport and driven to your hotel.
Day 2 – Buenos Aires City Tour & Tango Show
In the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel to enjoy a city tour of Buenos Aires. You will visit the historical and political center of the city; San Telmo and its cobbled streets, La Boca for tango, and the chic, aristocratic Recoleta with grand palaces that will remind you of why Buenos Aires has been coined the “Paris of the South.” In the evening, you will be picked up from your hotel and driven to one of Buenos Aires’ most famous locations; Tango in Buenos Aires. Here you’ll enjoy dinner and a tango show and experience some of the finest local dancing, rich Argentine cuisine, and all of the malbec you can drink. At the end of the evening, you will be driven back to your hotel for a good night’s rest.
Day 3 – Mendoza
Today you will head to the airport via private shuttle for your flight to Mendoza. Visit Argentina’s wine capital and the heartland of the Malbec grape. This city is surrounded by impressive mountains (like Aconcagua, well known to the climbing community), outdoor sports (adventurous rafting,) and unbeatable landscapes. Upon arrival, you will be driven to your hotel.
Day 4 – Mendoza Wine Tours
In the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel for a half-day tour of the Mendoza Wine Country. The tour is intended for small groups and will be led by a bilingual guide. You will visit two of the best wineries in the area where you’ll become educated about their philosophy and wine making process. You will also have the chance to taste some delicious locally produced Cabernet and Malbec. These wineries are off the beaten path and are designed for visitors to enjoy the country’s best vineyards while being accompanied by a local wine expert. Afterwards, you will return to your hotel in the afternoon.
Day 5 – High Mountain Tour
After breakfast, you will have a full day tour in the nearby Andes Mountains where you will enjoy panoramic views of the breathtaking Mount Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Americas. During the summer time, you can also enjoy a nice hike to Quebrada del Durazno at the base of Aconcagua, passing through the Horcones Lagoon. Before returning to your hotel, you’ll visit Uspallata, Penitentes, and Puente del Inca (Inca Bridge). This trip will be in a small group with a bilingual guide.
Day 6 – Iguazu Falls
Today you will head to the airport to take your flight to Iguazu. Visit Argentina’s Iguazu, a small and charming town and is the gateway to the world famous Iguazu Falls, (which recently have been recognized as one of the New Seven Natural Wonders!) Once you arrive, you will be met at the airport and driven to your hotel. You will then have the afternoon to relax and enjoy the warm climate and jungle setting.
Day 7 – Iguazu Falls Tours: Argentine Side
After breakfast, you will head out on a full day tour to the Argentine side of the Iguazu Falls. Here you will enjoy stunning views of this section of the Iguazu River. The guide will show you all the hidden gems of the park and venture off the beaten path to show you the very best views. This immense 210 square mile reserve provides visitors with a multitude of views of the falls. You will finish your tour with a beautiful ecological train ride. Afterwards, you will return to your hotel in the late afternoon.
Note: Inside of the park there are many different trips you can take for an additional cost. Some popular ones are “Gran Aventura” and “Aventura Nautica”, in which the Iguazu boat trip takes you to the base of the falls. This tour is highly recommended if you want to experience the real power of Iguazu Falls. (You will get wet so don’t forget to bring some extra clothes with you!) This day will be full of thrills and spills and is an absolute must for the adventurer at heart.
Day 8 – Iguazu Falls Tours: Brazilian Side
After breakfast, you will see the Brazilian side of the falls. Here you will enjoy vast panoramic views, allowing you to see the falls in their full entirety. You will then return to your hotel in the afternoon.
Note: Brazil requires that most tourists have a visa to visit the Brazilian side of Iguazu Falls. Please check with the Brazilian Consulate to make sure that you have the correct visa before traveling or you will not be permitted to enter Brazil. US citizens, Canadians & Australians (and other nationalities) need a visa to visit the Brazilian side of Iguazu Falls.
Day 9 – El Calafate
Today you will be brought to the airport to take a flight to El Calafate to visit Argentina’s Patagonia. Welcome to Patagonia! Located in the southern part of Patagonia, El Calafate is on the Patagonian steppe, and is a very dry and dramatic climate. The city is on the border of Lago Argentino (Argentina’s biggest lake), and is considered to be the national capital of the glaciers. From the city, you’ll be able to visit the world famous Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the only glaciers in the world that is still growing.
Once you arrive, you will be taken to you hotel and will have the rest of the day to explore the town or, if possible, hike out to Laguna Nimez for a stunning Patagonian sunset.
Day 10 – Visit Argentina – Perito Moreno Glacier Tour
After breakfast, you will head out on a full day excursion to the Perito Moreno Glacier, in Los Glaciares National Park. The area has been recognized as an UNESCO World Heritage site since 1981 and is home to one of the most stunning landscapes in Argentina, the Perito Moreno Glacier. You will take a tour with a bilingual guide who will provide you with all of the information that you’ll need to know about the area. Upon arrival, you will have the chance to enjoy the stunning views of the glacier from the nearby walking trail and viewing platforms. Later on, you’ll embark on a Perito Moreno Glacier boat cruise that will bring you up close to the giant 80m tall ice walls! You will then return to your hotel in El Calafate in the early evening.
*Note: For even more adventure, consider taking the Big Ice or Mini-Trekking excursion (at an extra cost). Both allow you to hike on the glacier!! If this is something that you might be interested in, be sure to let us know in advance as these tours are in high demand.
Day 11 – Visit Argentina – El Calafate Tours
Today is a day of relaxation and leisure. Feel free to take advantage of some of the optional tours around El Calafate. We recommend a visit to Estancia Cristina, a bike ride out to the lake, or a boat cruise to discover some of the more remote glaciers this region has to offer.
Day 12 – Visit Argentina – Travel to Ushuaia
In the afternoon ,you will be be brought to the airport to take your flight to visit Argentina’s southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia. This enchanting city is completely surrounded by mountains and faces the Beagle Channel. Upon arrival, you will be driven to your hotel leaving the rest of the day open to explore the city, try some fresh local seafood, or learn about the region’s history at the Prisoner’s Museums.
Day 13 – Trekking & Canoeing in the National Park
You will be picked up from the hotel and driven to the Tierra del Fuego National Park. When you arrive at Ensenada Bay, you will have plenty of time to enjoy the view over the Beagle Channel before trekking along the coast. This wild trail will give you the opportunity to enjoy the channel’s native flora and fauna, as well as discover old native remains left by the ancient dwellers, the Yamanas. Once you reach Roca Lake you will enjoy lunch. After your homemade picnic you will start canoeing alongside the Lapataia River. This will take you to Lapataia, a pleasant bay along the Beagle Channel, precisely where the Panamerican Highway and number 3 National Route ends. Afterwards, you will return back to Ushuaia.
*If you’re interesting in a more relaxed day, let us know and we will change this activity for another one that better suits you (ex: the Train of the End of the world or a light trek).
Day 14 – Beagle Channel Cruise
After making your way to the tourist pier, you will embark on a boat adventure along the world-renowned Beagle Channel. Here you’ll take in panoramic views of Ushuaia Bay and discover the diverse marine wildlife, such as cormorants and fur seals, on De los Lobos and De los Pajaros Islands. On one of the Bridges Isles, you can rummage the island for concheros, or giant shells, and take in the stunning views of Chile and Argentina. During the excursion, you can enjoy snacks and the famous Argentine drink, mate.
Note: There is a local port tax of $4USD
Day 15 – Buenos Aires
Today you will take a private shuttle to the international airport for your return flight home.
After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.