The Wonders Of Argentina: Buenos Aires, Iguazu & Perito Moreno

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Summary

This is a ten-day trip to Argentina which will allow you to see the beautiful and artistic Buenos Aires, inspiring and stunning Iguazu Falls from Argentine and Brazilian sides. You will also visit El Calafate, a town located by Lake Argentino, which is also the entrance to the national park where impressive glaciers are, including the famous Perito Moreno. During the trip you will be accommodated at the unique properties.

Itinerary

Day 1 - 2
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Today you will begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Buenos Aires. On arrival in Argentina's capital city you will be met and taken to your hotel. After some time for rest, in the afternoon, you will experience a private city tour. Buenos Aires is exceptional: dynamic, sophisticated and overwhelming. An exquisite combination of a European atmosphere, the charm of Latin American cities and global splendor. 

Accommodation: Hub Porteño or any other hotel in Buenos Aires of your choice

Day 2 - 3
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Today you will be driven to Aeroparque, Buenos Aires’ domestic airport, to take your flight to Iguazú, in Misiones province (estimated flying time from Buenos Aires to Iguazú is 2 hours). Puerto Iguazú is the city that borders with Brazil and Paraguay through the concourse of Paraná and Iguazú Rivers, providing with the greatest spectacle of water and forest ever existing on Earth: the imposing Iguazú Falls, or in Guaraní "Big waters". In the city, there are different places to visit such as "Mbororé" and Natural Sciences Museums, the Tres Fronteras Boundary Stone and the International Casino. Puerto Iguazú is a place where nature, in its greatest expression of beauty, will amaze you for sure.

Today you will visit the Brazilian National Park. Without a doubt the scenicview obtained from the Brazilian side is excellent. From the viewpoints and walkways of the park you can enjoy a view of almost all of the falls. It also gives you the possibility to approach the Garganta del Diablo. A popular saying states that in the spectacle of the Falls, Argentinean side is the scenario and the Brazilian side is the privileged audience.

Accommodation: Loi Suites or any other hotel in Puerto Iguazú of your choice
Meals: breakfast 

Day 3 - 4
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In the morning you will visit the Argentinean side of the Iguazu National Park. You will discover in a full day all the traditional proposals (Devil’s Throatthe water falls circuits and San Martin Island). In a small ecological train you will get closer and closer to the falls while you will be able to feel its strength. Finally you will appreciate each fall from the sidewalks, until you get to the Devil's Throat where the power of the river seems to focus. 

Then, you will undertake the following adventure option called: GreatAdventure. An amazing excursion going through the rainforest in 4X4 vehicles, sailing the rapids of Iguazú River until you get closer to some of the most extraordinary falls where you will have a “baptism in the mist”.

Accommodation: Loi Suites or any other hotel in Puerto Iguazú of your choice
Meals: breakfast

Day 4 - 5
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Today in the morning you will be transferred to the airport to take your flight to El Calafate vía Buenos Aires (estimated flying time from Iguazú to Buenos Aires: 2 hours / from Buenos Aires to El Calafate: 3 hours 20 minutes).

El Calafate is the entrance to the national park, where part of the continental ices are protected, declared World Heritage by UNESCO. The town is situated by Lake Argentino, a green water surface covering 1,600 km2 and has great mysterious depths, like all lakes originated from glaciers. El Calafate receives its name from the small bush calafate, indigenous of Patagonia. Its fruit is a delicious berry very good for the elaboration of jam.

Upon arrival you will be driven to your lodge, Eolo. Eolo is located 30 minutes away from El Calafate, on the way to Perito Moreno Glacier, on the eastern side of Mount Frías. It stretches over a 3,000 hectare property. From the lodge, you will be able to observe Lago Argentino towards the north, La Anita Valley towards the east, and the Torres del Paine and the Rico branch of the same lake towards the south. The place is unique.

Accommodation: Eolo
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5 - 6
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Today you will visit the famous Perito Moreno glacier’s sidewalks. The glacier is an indescribable spectacle that fills visitors with wonder and admiration, even from the first observation to several kilometers before to arrive to the main spot. You will also experience a minitrekking over the glacier. This excursion begins in the embarking pier located in “Bajo de las Sombras” port, about 6 km before the glacier Balconies - where you embark for a 20 minutes navigation across the Rico Arm, enjoying breath-taking views of the Perito Moreno glacier’s front wall. The group will disembark on the opposite shore, where specialized bilingual mountain guides welcome you and lead you to a small shelter. After checking the last details, groups of not more than 20, follow their guides along the lake’s shore towards the edge of the glacier. The two hours circuit that follows introduces you to the fascinating landscape of the glaciers: streams, small lagoons, gullies, crevasses and plenty of ice formations of the most incredible blues. The trekking is moderate.

Accommodation: Eolo
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 6 - 7
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In the morning you will be driven to Punta Bandera port, to board the navigation to Estancia Cristina. You will navigate on Lake Argentino for almost 3 hours before arriving at the estancia.

The Estancia was founded in 1914 by Joseph Percival Masters, an Englishman who came to Patagonia with his wife in 1900. It is the only touristic estancia in the world to offer a privileged view of the Upsala, the largest glacier in the area. The glacier was named after the Swedish city whose university sponsored the first glacier study in the area in 1908.

The excursions that are surrounded by the Andes mountains, glaciers and Argentino Lake lead you to get in touch with a natural, unique, remote environment, with culture and lifestyle of the pioneers and the interesting relationship of them with famous explorers of past century.

Accommodation: Estancia Cristina
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 7 - 8
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Today you will enjoy a free day at the Estancia, which offers a variety of activities:

4x4 tours
Tour in all-terrain vehicles through a landscape that until recently was covered by glaciers and has a great geological interest. You can observe the majestic view of the Upsala Glacier. You will also walk on terrain of glacier erosion and visit the Oriental front of Upsala Glacier, Guillermo Lake, southern Patagonian ice and Andes Mountains.

Horseback rides
There are three different horseback rides available. Viewpoint Rio de los Perros, a short ride on the east bank of the Valley of Estancia Cristina, where you can appreciate the flora and fauna of the National Park Los Glaciares and horseback riding Laguna de la Pesca; through the valley to the north with access to the Laguna de la Pesca wading streams and rivers. There’ also a more demanding ride to the viewpoint of the Cristina glacier.

Hiking
Cascada del Rio de los Perros, Upsala Viewpoint, Laguna de la Pesca, Cerro Carnero are some of the hiking options you will be able to enjoy according with your time.

In the afternoon you will take the boat back to the port and you will be transferred to your hotel, Eolo.

Accommodation: Eolo
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 8 - 9
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Free morning at Eolo where you can enjoy activities such as trekking and mountain biking. In the afternoon you will be driven to the local airport to take your flight back to Buenos Aires.

Accommodation: Legado Mítico
Meals: breakfast

Day 9 - 10
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Free morning in Buenos Aires before you will be taken to the international airport for your flight back home.

Day 10 -
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Arrival home.

- This is a guide itinerary and can be modified to suit. It is subject to availability and price at the time of booking. Other conditions may apply -

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