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Argentina Tour Argentina's Essence: From Tango to Andean Heights

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  • Tango Buenos Aires
  • Iguazu Falls
  • Talampaya
  • Buenos Aires

    Dive Into Argentina's Essence

    Prepare for an enchanting 13-day journey through Argentina that will leave your senses delighted and your heart brimming with joy.

    Imagine the bustling streets of Buenos Aires, where the savoury scent of local cuisine fills the air, and the vibrant energy of the city pulses through your veins. Picture yourself immersed in the stunning natural landscapes of San Juan and the Andes, where crisp mountain air invigorates your senses and awe-inspiring vistas stretch as far as the eye can see. And then there's the thundering majesty of Iguazú Falls that will leave you breathless with the sheer power of nature.

    Join us on this extraordinary journey where you'll touch the essence of Argentina's rich culture and history and feel a deep connection to the land.


    Culture, Nature, Local traditions

    • Mendoza


    • Gaucho Tour

      Gaucho Tour

    • San Juan

      San Juan

    Tour Highlights

    → Exclusive Estancia Visit: Dive in the local way of life for a deeper understanding of Argentina.

    → Tango Dancing: Dance the night away with locals for an authentic Milonga experience.

    → Geological Explorations: Explore unique geological wonders in Ischigualasto and Talampaya National Parks.

    → Iguazú Falls Adventure: Be awe-struck by the power and beauty of one of the world's most famous waterfalls.

    → Andean Highs: Ascend to pristine high-altitude locations with stunning vistas.

    • Iguazu Falls

      Iguazu Falls

    • Buenos Aires

      Buenos Aires

    • Mendoza


    Tour Itinerary and Essentials

    • Detailed Itinerary Show All

      • Day 1 Arrival in Buenos Aires

        Touching down at Ezeiza Airport, you'll be greeted with a warm Argentinean embrace by our friendly, English-speaking guide. Your adventure kicks off with a hassle-free private transfer to your Buenos Aires hotel.

        Once you've checked in, the day is yours to savour. Buenos Aires, a city brimming with life, culture, and history, beckons you to explore at your own pace. Wander through charming neighbourhoods, relish mouthwatering local cuisine, or simply bask in the city's unique ambience.

        Overnight: Tango de Mayo
        Meal Plan: None

      • Day 2 Buenos Aires - A Day of Immersive Exploration

        Your adventure begins with an exhilarating tour of Buenos Aires, guided by our knowledgeable local guide. We'll start in Palermo, a neighbourhood known for its lush greenery and embassies. Then, onto Recoleta, where you'll be enchanted by its elegant buildings and the exclusive Alvear Avenue. San Telmo, the neighbourhood of Tango, will captivate you with its vibrant atmosphere. Witness the passion for football at the Boca Jr. stadium in La Boca, where you'll explore the colourful Caminito, an area bursting with artistic expression.

        Just 30 kilometres north of the capital, you will explore Tigre, a charming city nestled by the river. Here, you'll traverse elegant residential areas along the river's edge and enjoy a delightful lunch at a restaurant overlooking the Delta River.

        As night falls, get ready for a unique and authentic Milonga Night Experience. We'll pick you up and take you to a Milonga, where locals gather to dance the Tango. Before hitting the dance floor, you'll visit a private studio to learn basic Tango steps, ensuring you can fully enjoy the genuine Milonga atmosphere with locals.

        Throughout the evening, our Tango expert guide will share the history, traditions, and codes of Tango. This isn't a Tango show; it's an immersive experience where you'll dance alongside locals, savour Empanadas, and create unforgettable memories.

        Overnight: Tango De Mayo
        Meal Plan: Breakfast

      • Day 3 San Antonio de Areco - A Gaucho Escape

        Leave the city behind for a full-day adventure in San Antonio de Areco, the heart of gaucho tradition. Discover the rich history and authentic charm of this town. Stroll through the main square, visit the Church, and explore artisan shops, all while immersing yourself in the gaucho way of life.

        Experience a genuine Estancia, a historical cattle ranch. Connect with over 70 "criollo" horses, whether you're an experienced rider or not. Feel the essence of Argentine culture and history in this pastoral setting.

        Indulge in a traditional Argentine barbecue, cooked slowly over wood. This culinary adventure offers an authentic taste of Argentina.

        As you return to Buenos Aires, you'll carry a deeper understanding of Argentina, its traditions, and the warmth of its people. Or, you might enjoy a siesta, content from the delicious beef and wine that filled your day.

        Overnight: Tango De Mayo
        Meal Plan: Lunch & Breakfast

      • Day 4 From Buenos Aires to San Juan - A Journey of Discovery

        After savouring your final Buenos Aires breakfast, prepare for a seamless departure. 

        Upon arriving at San Juan Airport, you'll be warmly welcomed by our local Chofer-Guide and transferred to your hotel for check-in.

        In the afternoon, embark on a city tour that will unveil the cultural and natural wonders of San Juan. Our journey begins with a visit to the city's main attractions, providing you with a taste of its unique character.

        Our adventure continues to Quebrada El Zonda, where you'll explore El Jardín de los Poetas and have the opportunity to visit the "Campo de Olivos" olive oil factory and winery. 

        Our journey takes us through a restricted passage accessible only with special permits, leading to the Los Caracoles Dam. The winding path leads to the end of this magnificent work of engineering. We'll return through the Ullum department, visiting the last of the dams on our way back to the city.

        Overnight: Gran Hotel Provincial
        Meal Plan: Breakfast

      • Day 5 Ischigualasto Park and Talampaya National Park - A Day of Geological Wonders

        Our journey in Ischigualasto Park takes you through its five stations, providing you with a comprehensive tour of this unique landscape. Over the course of nearly four hours, you'll have the opportunity to witness the otherworldly beauty and geological wonders that make this park truly exceptional.

        Following our exploration of Ischigualasto Park, we'll proceed to visit the equally remarkable Talampaya National Park. There you'll have the chance to choose from various internal excursions. We recommend opting for Internal Circuit No. 01, a comprehensive route that covers most of the main Canyon and lasts approximately 3 hours. 

        For those seeking a truly unique experience, there's the option of a nocturnal visit to Parque Ischigualasto, which is only available on four nights per month. This experience, set against the backdrop of a full moon, allows you to explore the grayish light sandstones that resemble a lunar landscape. It's an exclusive tour, providing a sense of wonder and novelty that can only be found in Ischigualasto.

        After an awe-inspiring day of geological exploration, we'll arrive in the charming town of Villa Unión, where you'll spend the night.

        Overnight: Cañón de Talampaya
        Meal Plan: Breakfast

      • Day 6 Villa Unión - Discovering the Andean Beauty

        Today, prepare for a mesmerising journey into the heart of the Andes Mountains. Our route takes us through two distinct Quebradas (gorges), La Quebrada de La Troya and the multicolored Quebrada del Peñon. Each gorge presents a unique and breathtaking landscape, showcasing the diversity of the Andean region.

        Our journey reaches its pinnacle as we ascend to the vast Altiplano, situated at an elevation of more than 4,000 meters above sea level. Here, in this pristine high Andean region, you'll discover Laguna Brava. This remote lagoon is surrounded by numerous volcanic peaks and is nestled within a Vicuñas Reserve, recognised as a RAMSAR site for the protection of this species, as well as the unique flora and fauna of the area.

        Overnight: Cañón de Talampaya
        Meal Plan: Breakfast

      • Day 7 Villa Unión to El Barreal - A Journey Through the Stars

        Our first destination is the charming town of Barreal, where we'll immerse ourselves in the local atmosphere. Then, we'll proceed to Pampa el Leoncito, a 13-kilometer plain. Here, we'll have the unique opportunity to visit an astronomical complex situated at an elevation of 2,552 meters above sea level. This complex is nestled almost at the base of the Andes Mountains and is encompassed by a vast 70,000-hectare Astronomical Reserve, ensuring the preservation of the pristine night skies.

        For a truly enchanting experience, there's the possibility of a night visit to either CASLEO or CESCO Astronomical Observatory. Under the open skies, with the aid of small telescopes, you'll observe celestial objects such as planets, the moon, double stars, galaxies, and star clusters.

        After the observatory visit, we'll continue to the tranquil town of El Barreal, where you'll spend the night.

        Overnight: Complejo Rio Los Patos
        Meal Plan: Breakfast

      • Day 8 From El Barreal to Mendoza - Journey Through High Mountains

        Today you will visit Aconcagua Provincial Park to witness the grandeur of the highest peak in the Americas.

        Our journey takes us to a mandatory stop at the iconic Puente del Inca. Here, you'll learn about the unique history of this site and enjoy a breathtaking view of the natural bridge.

        Along the way, we will make a strategic stopover to offer you a panoramic view of the valley in all its glory.

        Our route continues southwest along Provincial Route 86, where you'll be treated to stunning landscapes as we pass through Cacheuta. We'll traverse a tunnel connecting Cacheuta with Potrerillos and revel in the magnificent sight of the Cordón del Plata, Mendoza's primary water source. The picturesque Potrerillos Dam, nestled amidst the mountains, is a sight to behold.

        Our journey concludes as we make our way to Mendoza where we will drop you off at your hotel.

        Overnight: Huentala
        Meal Plan: Breakfast

      • Day 9 Mendoza - Luján de Cuyo Winery Experience

        Today, immerse yourself in the captivating world of wine as we venture through the esteemed vineyards of Luján de Cuyo, renowned as the heartland of Malbec. 

        Visit prestigious wineries and indulge in tastings that highlight the region's wine excellence. Interact with winemakers, explore the intricacies of wine production, and deepen your appreciation for this rich cultural tradition.

        We will conclude this dynamic wine tour with a full gourmet lunch. Savour culinary creations that complement the wines you've explored throughout the day.

        Overnight: Huentala
        Meal Plan: Breakfast

      • Day 10 From Mendoza to Puerto Iguazú - A Journey to the Tropical Paradise

        As your remarkable journey through Mendoza comes to an end, we'll provide a private transfer from your hotel to Mendoza Airport. Upon your arrival at Puerto Iguazú Airport, you'll be warmly greeted by our local guide. They will accompany you to your hotel, where you can unwind and enjoy the remainder of the evening at your leisure in this tropical paradise.

        Overnight: O2 Iguazu
        Meal Plan: Breakfast

      • Day 11 Puerto Iguazú - Exploring the Majestic Iguazú Falls

        Today is dedicated to immersing yourself in the grandeur of Iguazú Falls on the Argentinian side. 

        You'll have the opportunity to choose from three distinct circuits and catwalks, each offering a unique perspective of the falls:

        Lower Path: This circuit provides incredible front-facing views of the rapids and falls, allowing you to feel the mist on your face as you get closer to the cascading water.

        Higher Path: For an adrenaline rush, the Higher Path takes you to the edge of the falls. From a cliff-point outlook, you'll enjoy breathtaking panoramic vistas. This option is less physically demanding.

        Devil's Throat Path: A stroll along winding catwalks around the islands leads to the Devil's Throat, where you'll find expansive balconies offering unparalleled views. This path is a must-visit for its awe-inspiring perspectives.

        Take your time to explore these captivating paths, savouring the natural beauty and the power of the falls. After your adventure, you'll return to your hotel, where you can unwind and enjoy the rest of the evening at your leisure.

        Overnight: O2 Iguazu
        Meal Plan: Breakfast

      • Day 12 Puerto Iguazú to Buenos Aires - A Day of Dual Perspectives

        Kickstart your day with a visit to the Brazilian side of the spectacular Iguazú Falls. From the Brazilian National Park, prepare for panoramic views of this awe-inspiring natural wonder. The falls stretch for almost 3 kilometres and boast 270 cascades.

        Embark on an easy 1000-meter walk that lasts approximately one hour. The journey commences at Das Cataratas Hotel and culminates at the breathtaking canyon of the Devil's Throat. Along the way, you'll be treated to unrivalled views of the falls.

        After your visit to the Brazilian side of Iguazú Falls, we will transfer you to the airport so you can catch your flight for Buenos Aires.

        Overnight: Tango de Mayo
        Meal Plan: Breakfast

      • Day 13 Buenos Aires Departure - Farewell to Argentina

        On your final day in Argentina, we'll provide a private transfer from your hotel in Buenos Aires to Ezeiza Airport.

        As you bid farewell to Buenos Aires and Argentina, you'll carry with you a treasure trove of memories from your remarkable journey through this diverse and captivating country. We hope your experiences have left you with a deep appreciation for the culture, natural wonders, and warm hospitality of Argentina.


        Meal Plan: Breakfast

    • What's Included

      • 11 nights' accommodation 
      • Private ground transportation 
      • Meals as defined in the itinerary
      • Local English-speaking tour guide
      • Domestic flights
      • Activities mentioned in the itinerary

      What's not included

      • International flights
      • Meals not listed in the itinerary
      • Tips and other discretionary expense


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