ARGENTINA

  

 

 

 

 

 

Argentina: the land of the Gaucho, the Tango and the Andes. The second largest country in the continent, Argentina is a fascinating triangular shaped country offering a wide variety of attractions, from the world's largest casino in Mar del Plata to Peninsula Valdez with its incredible penguin rookeries.  

Beyond its sophisticated capital city of Buenos Aires, Argentina will astonish the visitor with fine wines, the giant Iguazu Falls plunging 60 metres on the border with Brazil, the Aconcagua (the highest peak in the Americas at 6960 metres), the pampas (the world's richest grasslands), and Bariloche (one of the most popular international ski resorts).  

In the far south you have Lago Argentina, one of the most photogenic mountain, glacier and lake areas in the world, where the awe inspiring Perito Moreno Glacier is the only one in the world still growing. At the bottom is Tierra del Fuego and the most southern city in the world, Ushuaia, overlooking the Beagle Channel and stepping-off point to the frozen continent of Antarctica. Argentina is simply amazing!  

 

BUENOS AIRES

3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS 

Day 1: Buenos Aires

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.  

Day 2: Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is the most European city in Latin America, full of ornate French style buildings fronted along tree lined boulevards with fountains, parks and sidewalk cafes. Your city tour today will show you the historic Plaza de Mayo, the Casa Rosada, the Cathedral, the National Congress, the beautiful Colon Theatre (situated on the world's widest avenue, Avenida 9 de Julio), and culminate in the colorful Boca district. Afternoon at leisure. (B)  

Day 3: Buenos Aires 

Transfer for onward travel. (B)  

 

IGUAZU (IGUASSU) FALLS

2 DAYS / 1 NIGHT 

Definitely the eighth wonder of the world, the Iguazu Falls on the border of Argentina and Brazil, are a spectacular sight amidst unspoilt jungles of fern, orchids and millions of butterflies.  

Day 1: Iguazu Falls

On arrival you will be met and transferred across to Brazil for a Brazil Falls tour, prior to returning to your hotel situated on the Argentinean side.  

Day 2: Iguazu Falls

Time at leisure to take advantage of the many walkways that abound on the Argentinean side, prior to transfer for onward travel. (B)  

 

3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS 

Day 1: Iguazu Falls

On arrival you will be met and transferred across to Brazil for a Brazil Falls tour, prior to returning to your hotel situated on the Argentinean side.  

Day 2: Iguazu Falls

Full day at leisure to take advantage of the many walkways that abound on the  

Argentinean side, or take one of the many optional tours available. (B)  

Day 3: Iguazu Falls 

Transfer for onward travel. (B)  

 

MENDOZA

Mendoza is a bustling city situated at the foot of the Andes. It is the centre of wine production in Argentina.  

2 DAYS / 1 NIGHT 

Day 1: Mendoza

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Afternoon tour of the city's main attractions includes Government House, San Martin Park Forest, and Cerro de la Gloria.  

Day 2: Mendoza 

Early morning transfer for onward travel. (B)  

 

MENDOZA - SANTIAGO

3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

Day 1: Mendoza

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.  

Day 2: Mendoza

Morning excursion to the famous wine cellars and vineyards. Afternoon at leisure. (B)  

Day 3: Mendoza-Santiago

Morning transfer to the bus station for your journey to Santiago, Chile, across the Andes. Pass the Aconcagua, the highest peak in the southern hemisphere, prior to arriving in Santiago and your hotel. (B)  

 

LAGO ARGENTINA

4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS 

Day 1: Rio Gallegos-El Calafate

On arrival at Rio Gallegos you will be met and transferred by bus to El Calafate and your hotel.  

Day 2: El Calafate

Full day tour to Perito Moreno Glacier, which has recently been declared a national heritage by UNESCO. Situated south of Lago Argentino, at a height of 80 metres above sea level it is contrary to other glaciers, the only growing glacier in the world. (B,L)  

Day 3: El Calafate

Full day tour to the glaciers of Upsala and Onelli. Transfer from Calafate to Punta Bandera and then by launch sail to the face of the glacier amongst some imposing icebergs. (B,L)  

Day 4: El Calafate-Rio Gallegos 

Transfer to Rio Gallegos for onward travel. (B)  

 

USHUAIA

3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

Day 1: Ushuaia

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Afternoon tour of this, South America's most southern city, including a visit to the Museum.  

Day 2: Ushuaia

This morning you will enjoy an excursion to Tierra del Fuego National Park with its impressive rivers, waterfalls, lakes and dense forest. This afternoon board a boat for a cruise to Ushuaia Bay and Beagle Channel, including a visit to Lobos Island.  

(B)  

Day 3: Ushuaia 

Transfer for onward travel. (B)  

 

PENINSULA VALDES 

3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

Day 1: Trelew

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. This afternoon you will drive to Punta Tombo to visit the penguin rookery.  

Day 2: Trelew

Today you will enjoy a full day excursion to Peninsula Valdes, passing through Puerto Madryn on to the peninsula, where you will see elephant sealions. (B)  

Day 3: Trelew 

Transfer for onward travel. (B)  

 

SALTA & JUJUY 

4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS 

Day 1: Salta

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The day is free to explore Salta, which was founded in 1582 and is a strikingly beautiful city full of interesting and historic treasures. This area was the southernmost limit of the Inca empire.  

Day 2: Salta

Drive through the spectacular Andean foothills desert, with its strange rock formations and wild birds, for a visit to Cafayate, a quiet, clean small town lying between two ranges of the Andean foothills and surrounded by vineyards. (B)  

Day 3: Salta - Jujuy

Full day Humahuaca Canyon excursion to the famous and picturesque Quebrada de Humahuaca. Here you can appreciate the incredible colours and beauty of the region. Stop at tiny Indian villages on the way. Walk through streets and barter for some of the local handicrafts. Return via Tilcara to Jujuy for overnight. (B,L)  

Day 4: Jujuy

Transfer for onward travel. (B)  

 

BARILOCHE (SAN CARLOS DE)

3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS 

An imposing Swiss like town set amongst the Andes and lakes offering world class ski fields.  

Day 1: Bariloche

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.  

Day 2: Bariloche

Morning drive along the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi past Cerro Catedral. Stop at Campanaro for a chairlift ride to the top of Cerro Otto for spectacular views of Bariloche. (B)  

Day 3: Bariloche 

Transfer for onward travel. (B)  

 

BARILOCHE - PUERTO MONTT EXPRESS LAKES CROSSING

4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS 

Day 1: Bariloche

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.  

Day 2: Bariloche

Morning drive along the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi past Cerro Catedral. Stop at Campanaro for a chairlift ride to the top of Cerro Otto for spectacular views of Bariloche. (B)  

Day 3: Bariloche - Puerto Montt

Early morning departure for a full day combination of bus/boat across Lake Nahuel Huapi, Puerto Blest and Peulla, passing through impressive mountain scenery. Cross Lake Llanquihue to Puerto Montt for overnight. (B,L)  

Day 4: Puerto Montt 

Transfer for onward travel. (B)  

 

BARILOCHE - PUERTO MONTT LAKES CROSSING 

5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS

Day 1: Bariloche

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.  

Day 2: Bariloche

Morning drive along the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi past Cerro Catedral. Stop at Campanaro for a chairlift ride to the top of Cerro Otto for spectacular views of Bariloche. (B)  

Day 3: Bariloche - Peulla

Early morning departure for a full day combination of bus/boat across Lake Nahuel Huapi to Puerto Blest. Arrive in Peulla where you will overnight in the peace and serenity of a rustic hotel. (B,L)  

Day 4: Peulla - Puerto Montt

This morning you will continue to Petrohue before boarding a cruiser for the crossing of Lake Todos los Santos where you will continue by bus to Puerto Montt, a picturesque seaside port city. (B,L)  

Day 5: Puerto Montt

Transfer for onward travel. (B)  

 

 

Suggested Combinations

Southern Extension to Australia

9 Days / 8 Nights 

  1. Peninsula Valdes
  2. Ushaia
  3. Lago Argentino
  4. Extra Night in Rio Gallegos to connect to Australia