Very Best of Argentina
ARGENTINA : TOURS - SOUTH AMERICA
Very Best of Argentina
Discover the Highlights of Argentina on this one-of-a-kind trip through the most scenic landscapes in Argentina. From the metropolis of Buenos Aires to the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia. On this 13-day tour, you will discover the charming hamlet of Bariloche, known for having excellent ski slopes in the winter and the gateway to Patagonia. Visit El Calafate and see the world-famous Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park. Fly to Ushuaia and explore Tierra del Fuego National Park. See flora and fauna like never before on this scenic tour through the Highlights of Argentina.
Note: Some tours are subject to change without prior notice depending on availability, weather conditions, or other external cause.
Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina Bariloche, the heart of Argentina's Lake District
Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world
Perito Moreno and other Glaciers near El Calafate, Patagonia
12 Nights accommodations
All breakfasts & 1 dinner show
All tours, transfers, and excursions
Very Best of Argentina
Day 1-Arrival at Buenos Aires
Your Very Best Highlights of Argentina tour begins in Buenos Aires, the capital of the nation.
This romantic city is often referred to as ‘the Paris of South America’ because of its French-style architecture and elegance.
Meet your guide and driver at Ezeiza International Airport and take a transfer to your hotel.
Day 2-Buenos Aires City Tour
The Buenos Aires city tour begins with the hallmark symbol of Buenos Aires, the Obelisk, reigning from the heart of the world’s widest street, 9 de Julio Avenue. Visit imposing buildings such as the Colon Theater, one of the best-known opera houses in the continent, and the Embassy of France, which used to belong to an aristocratic ‘Porteño’ family during the golden ages of Buenos Aires.
Visit Plaza de Mayo, the elegant Plaza San Martin, and the financial district. Explore Buenos Aires’s traditional Barrios: La Boca, San Telmo, Montserrat, Recoleta, and Palermo. Finally, stop in Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires’s renovate port and waterfront featuring the cantilevered Woman’s Bridge.
Day 3-Delta Tigre & Tango Show
The Delta Tigre is located northeast of the city, in the Buenos Aires Province.
Tigre is a riverside getaway with stilt houses, old mansions, aristocratic rowing clubs and craft shops, and the point of entry to the incredible Paraná delta with its labyrinthine network of islands and canals.
Board a catamaran to sail through the delta, passing by different islands with lush vegetation and houses built over wooden constructions, due to the occasional rising of the river.
On your way back to Buenos Aires, pay attention to the northern suburban districts and the exclusive residential neighborhoods.
In the evening, enjoy a Tango Show & Dinner, where you can wine, dine, and enjoy a professional tango dance show.
Day 4-Buenos Aires/Bariloche
Have breakfast at your hotel and transfer to the airport to fly to Bariloche, where a guide will be waiting for you.
Bariloche is known as the “Aspen” of South America and is famous for its scenic lake district and chocolate! Use your spare time to walk through downtown trying different chocolates and sweets made with Patagonian berries.
Day 5-Seven Lakes Tour
Today, explore the emblematic Seven Lakes Route, which connects Bariloche, Villa La Angostura, and San Martin de Los Andes. Take in the pure Patagonian air and admire the calm waters of the lakes, surrounded by mountains and forests.
After connecting with nature on this full-day tour, return to Bariloche to spend the evening at your leisure. You can visit one of the German-style restaurants or sip on a hot cup of tea at one of the Welsh cafés.
Day 6-Cerro Tronador Tour
Travel west from Bariloche, and go on a hike to the base of Cerro Tronador. Take in the splendid views of Argentina’s Lake District, with its glaciers, mountains, and woods. Visit the Ventisquero Negro, a dark glacier that marks the starting point of the Manso River, whose name means ‘docile’ in Spanish.
Arrive at Tronador, one of the tallest hills in the region. Hike through the area and learn about the characteristics of the terrain and the different native meanings of the region.
Return to Bariloche in the afternoon.
Note: The entrance fee is to be paid on the spot.
Fly to El Calafate, the heart of Argentina’s Patagonia region. Check into your hotel and relax. Admire the sweeping Patagonian landscapes, snowcapped mountains, and lakes of Los Glaciares National Park.
Day 8-Perito Moreno Glacier
Next up on the Highlights of Argentina Tour, you will enjoy an excursion to Los Glaciares National Park. Perito Moreno Glacier covers an area of 250 km (155 mi), and its pristine white walls captivate visitors from around the world.
On your way to Perito Moreno, enjoy beautiful views of light-blue lakes and streams, exotic forests and towering mountains. Stop at the ‘Curva de Los Suspiros’vantage point for your first views of the glacier. Afterward, walk along the western tip of the peninsula, follow the 5 km-high paths for closer views of the glacier. Return to El Calafate in the late afternoon.
Day 9-Rio de Hielo Express Navigation
This excursion takes you on a sailing tour to the northern arm of Lake Argentino where you will see Spegazzini and Upsala glaciers. Your guide will pick you up at your hotel around 7:30 AM and will take you to Punta Bandera, where the boat departs at 9 o’clock. Your tour starts by crossing Boca del Diablo, the narrowest part of the lake. Next, you’ll travel up the Upsala channel and the Spegazzini channel where you will see spectacular glaciers and immense icebergs.
From the boat, you will see, Upsala, Spegazzini, and Perito Moreno glaciers, the largest glaciers in the park. The boats are well heated, so you’ll only have to brave the cold while taking pictures outside.
Day 10-El Calafate/Ushuaia
Today’s flight takes you to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. Check into your hotel and rest. You may want to explore the port & waterfront, as well as the many museums, restaurants, and shops in town.
Day 11-Tierra del Fuego National Park & Train
Visit the stunning Tierra del Fuego National Park, Argentina’s only coastal national park. Once in the park, we will stop at Ensenada Bay, where you can enjoy beautiful views of Redonda Island. Take the End-of-the-World Train and learn about the history of the region. Arrive at Lapataia Bay, one of the highlights of the park, explore its unique green and black lagoon. Take a short walking tour of the black lagoon or follow the beaver's trail before returning to your hotel in Ushuaia.
The train ride is included today.
Day 12-Escondido & Fagnano Lakes
Drive east from Ushuaia where you will pass by the industrial area of the city begin to enter the woods, where the beautiful Velo de Novia (Bride Veil) Cascade can be found. Skirt along the base of Mount Olivia and admire the imposing Sierra. Cross the Cordillera (the Andes Range) along Garibaldi Pass, which offers an unrivaled view of Lake Escondido. Then descend to Petrel Inn, on the shores of Lake Escondido before returning to Ushuaia.
Day 13-Departure from Ushuaia
After breakfast, your driver will pick you up at the hotel and take you to the Ushuaia airport for your flight to your next destination in Argentina.
We also recommend that you extend your journey by adding a tour to Iguassu Falls, or one of our Chile Tours or Brazil Tours.
***ESTIMATED TOUR PRICE WITHOUT FLIGHTS***
Prices vary according to several factors including season, the number of people traveling, shared vs private excursions, when you book, and rooming arrangements. Prices based on the low season for a group of 4 people: Flights quoted separately.
Luxury: Bariloche: Hotel Llao Llao; Buenos Aires: Hotel Madero; El Calafate: Hotel Xelena; Ushuaia: Hotel Los Cauquenes - CAD$ 5765 Per Person -
Superior Plus: Bariloche: Hotel Cacique Inacayal; Buenos Aires: Hotel Regal Pacific; El Calafate: Hotel Mirador del Lago; Ushuaia, Hotel Albatros - CAD$ 4976 Per Person -
Superior: Bariloche: Design Suites; Buenos Aires: Loi Suites Recoleta; El Calafate: Hotel Kau Yatun; Ushuaia: Hotel Cilene del Faro - CAD$ 3451 Per Person -
Standard: Bariloche: Hotel Nahuel Huapi; Buenos Aires: Arc Recoleta Boutique Hotel & Spa; El Calafate: Hotel Kau Yatun; Ushuaia: Hotel Las Lengas - CAD$ 3303 Per Person
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