25 September 2016
The secret is out . . . with its beautiful landscapes, cosmopolitan cities and lively culture, Argentina is a traveller’s paradise. It stretches almost 3,000 miles from Bolivia to the very tip of South America, has a wide array of geography and climates, and is almost the size of India. On this fascinating nine day tour you will begin in the fabulous capital city Buenos Aires then travel to the jaw dropping Iguassu Falls on the border of Brazil and Paraguay before ending the journey in the spectacular mountains and glaciers near to El Calafate.
After your flight arrives in the capital you will be met at the airport and taken to the Savoy Hotel in the city for your first night. After checking in and relaxing after the journey the remainder of the day is free for you to go out and explore at your leisure. A visit to the emblematic Café Tortoni is a must
Today you will be taken on a three hour tour of the city visiting the most important sites and discovering the magic of this cosmopolitan capital. You will see the magnificence of the Northern Quarters, Palermo and the beauty of its parks and buildings, Recoleta with its French style architecture, the imposing Colon Theatre, Plaza de Mayo (May Square) and the Metropolitan Cathedral. Included is a visit to the colourful La Boca district . In the evening enjoy an optional excursion to a tango show with dinner
A full day of leisure to enjoy this wonderful city or why not enjoy an optional excursion like below Tigre and Delta Only 30 km from downtown Buenos Aires, the city of Tigre constitutes the access to know the Delta of the Paraná River , a group of islands and streams that open up like a fan and offer an attractive natural scenery ideal for recreation and rowing, skiing, sailing or fishing. This 4 hour tour includes sailing along the different canals of the Delta and goes through the northern residential area of Buenos Aires suburbs, where the President's Major House is located. Gaucho's Festival The typical landscape of the Argentina humid Pampa, one of the most fertile natural prairies in the world, famous for its meat and cereal production, may be appreciated by the tourist in this tour that includes a reception with "empanadas" (meat pies) and "asado" (roast meat) and good Argentinean wines, a show with folk songs and dances and an exhibition of the gaucho's abilities with riding, taming and the use of the lasso.
You will be picked up from your hotel after breakfast and driven to the airport for your flight to Iguassu. As your plane approaches Iguassu you should get a great bird's eye view of the spectacular falls. You will be met at the airport and taken to your hotel for a 2 night stay In the afternoon you will be taken on a tour of the Brazilian side of the falls. Taking a beautiful route you will have fabulous panoramic views. You will be able to see the incomparable beauty of the falls from several balconies and a runway over the river up to the Devils Throat, where besides getting wet with the mist, you will enjoy the closest view of the greatest falls in South America.
A full day tour of the Argentinian side of the falls. After a short ride on a train through the lush forest, you set off on foot along the walking circuits of the national park. On the lower circuit you will enter deep into the jungle, crossing streams and stopping at a number of viewing galleries to admire the falls. On the upper circuit is a series of bridges and platforms that take you across the Iguassu River deep into the jungle and into a breathtaking amphitheatre of immense falling water known as the Devil’s Throat.
After breakfast will be picked up and driven to the airport for your flight to El Calafate, the gateway to the beautiful glacier district of Argentina. You will be met at the airport and taken to your chosen Calafate hotel where you will be staying for the next two nights. Time for some sightseeing before dinner.
Today you will be taken on an excursion to the beautiful Perito Moreno Glacier. Explore streams, lagoons, gullies, crevasses and plenty of ice formations on this one of a kind South American experience. Learn about the different flora, fauna and general glaciology of the region as well as a particular phenomenon that happens in the Perito Moreno Glacier. The glacier is an impressive natural wonder and due to its extension and height, it has become world famous for its easy access, continuous advance and the loud cracking of huge icebergs.
Today your wonderful tour of Argentina's highlights comes to an end. Time for some last minute shopping for souvenirs or sightseeing in and around El Calafate before you are taken to the airport for you onward flight to discover more of South America or to begin your journey home.
Standard fr £711pp
Superior fr £793pp
Deluxe fr £929pp
Rates based on twinshare
International flights not included unless otherwise stated