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Argentina Rendezvous: March 1-12, 2024
Patagonia - The Andes- Buenos Aires and more...
Get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey to the captivating land of Argentina! From the passionate rhythms of tango in the vibrant streets of Buenos Aires to the stunning natural wonders of Patagonia, our upcoming tour is a gateway to an enchanting world of culture, adventure, and beauty. Join us as we explore the rich history, diverse landscapes, and warm hospitality of this South American gem. Whether you’re a food enthusiast, a nature lover, or an avid explorer, Argentina has something special to offer every traveler. Come with us and discover the magic of Argentina in a way that will leave you with cherished memories to last a lifetime
Your Itinerary at a Glance
- Trip Start Date: March 1, 2024 (Friday) is your arrival date in Buenas Aries.
- 12 First‑class tours with the best tour guides included. All necessary entrance fees to national parks included.
- 11 breakfasts + 1 lunch + 2 dinners included in this trip.
- 3 Destinations included: Buenos Aires, 5 nights. The Glaciers Region, 3 nights. Iguazu Falls, 3 nights
- Trip Duration & lodging included:
12 days / 11 nights (your trip ends on March 12).
Lodging in deluxe properties for 11 nights Included.
- Includes all needed airport transfers detailed below
(all of them are private transfers).
Your Day-by-Day Itinerary
DAY 1: March 1st (Friday) – YOU ARRIVE IN BUENOS AIRES (staying for 3 nights)
Flight arrival in Buenos Aires, Argentina!
Claudia will be your guide and coordinator during your stay in Buenos Aires. Claudia will welcome you at the airport and transfer you on a private vehicle to your hotel.
Claudia has been guiding in Argentina for many years, with specialties of many aspects, including Argentina’s Jewish history and community, as well as the art world. Claudia, herself, is a well-celebrated artist in Argentina.
We invite you to live it up with a night of passion, charm, and sensuality as you enjoy an exclusive and world-class Tango experience.
This tour includes private transfers and dinner with non-alcoholic beverages & wine.
DAY 2: March 2nd (Saturday) – BUENOS AIRES
|City Tour: The South|
During this tour you will visit the main historical sites, as well as hidden corners of this culturally diverse and exceptional city. La Boca, neighborhood of soccer and tango; San Telmo, the old city and its antique market; Plaza de Mayo, witness to all political events since the second foundation of Buenos Aires in 1580; Avenida de Mayo, the Spanish avenue, with its theaters and traditional coffee shops; the Congress building; Avenida 9 de Julio, the Obelisk and the Colon Theater; Puerto Madero, the most modern and chic area, with its exclusive restaurants, bars and hotels overlooking the river.
The remainder of your afternoon is free to enjoy lunch and explore. We gather again this evening.
Evening: Empanada Cooking class (transport, guide and dinner included)
Overnight in Buenos Aires. (B, D)
DAY 3: March 3rd (Sunday) – BUENOS AIRES
Morning City Tour: The North
Free afternoon to walk around San Telmo Flea Market (only open on Sundays) which has so many items on display for blocks and blocks or choose from a number of suggestions according to your interests. There are many options for lunch at all different price levels.
Overnight in Buenos Aires. (B)
DAY 4: March 4th (Monday) – LAST DAY IN BUENOS AIRES
Morning: Jewish Tour
We transfer to the airport for our 4:25PM flight to Calafate in the north.
We are scheduled to arrive in El Calafate at 7:40PM. Our resort lodge is close to the city center’s commercial district. There one can find an endless array of dining options, in addition to the restaurant at our hotel. Remember, Argentines rarely dine prior to 8PM
DAY 5: March 5th (Tuesday) – EL CALAFATE
Conquering thee Mighty Perito Moreno Glacier (Private Tour – except for the glacier trekking portion)
Discover your inner adventurer as you explore and conquer one of the world’s most awe-inspiring and unique glaciers: The Perito Moreno. This splendid ice giant showcases its mighty glory in the Patagonian Glaciers National Park, which has been declared Mankind’s Natural Heritage site by UNESCO. The park’s vast size not only gives it the distinction of being the largest ice mantle in the world after Antarctica, but also that of being the third largest fresh water reserve on the planet.
Now, picture yourself strapping on your ice spikes, as you begin trekking along this ice giant on a full-day discovery journey along one of the few glaciers in the world which is actually growing and advancing.
Your full-day of adventure will include a close-up navigation of the Perito Moreno Glacier and a visit to the seven panoramic balconies facing the front of the glacier where you’ll have amazing picture-taking opportunities. After an adventure-packed day, you’ll be able to rest with the satisfaction of having successfully conquered the mighty Perito Moreno!
This is a full-day tour and includes the glacier trekking part.
DAY 6: March 6th (Wednesday) – EL CALAFATE
Hop aboard as we embark on a discovery journey to admire the second largest glacier in South America: the Upsala, as well as other Patagonian ice giants only accessible by boat. The glaciers’ grandness is imposing, and their color remarkable: ranging from pure white to shades of dark blue. We’ll get comfortable in our seats, inside the exclusive VIP cabin on the upper floor of our ship, where we’ll experience better panoramic views with superior comfort and service.
On our way to the Upsala Glacier, we’ll enjoy great photo opportunities while we see icebergs of incredible and diverse shapes and sizes.
We’ll disembark at Glaciers Bay for an hour and a half to have lunch, and we’ll be able to do a short walk that will take us to admire spectacular views of the Spegazzini glacier (the tallest glacier at Glaciers National Park).
This is afull-day tour and includes lunch with water, soft drinks, wine and beer. It includes transfers to and from port.
DAY 7: March 7th (Thursday) – LAST DAY IN EL CALAFATE
Transfer El Calafate airport for our 1:45PM flight back to Buenos Aires, where we then board a 6:50PM flight to the north to begin our exploration of Iguazu falls and the stunning surroundings.
Upon our arrival in Iguazu at 8:40PM, transfer to our beautiful hotel, the only hotel within the Iguazu National Park, with beautiful views of the falls, said to be the seventh natural wonder in the world!
Overnight in Iguazu. (B)
DAY 7: March 7th (Thursday) – YOU ARRIVE IN IGUAZU (staying for 3 nights)
Flight arrival in Iguazu.
Welcome at airport and private transfer to your hotel. Depending on your flight arrival time, you can relax at your hotel, enjoy your own explorations, or ask our local representative about suggested activities for your free time.
DAY 8: March 8th (Friday) – IGUAZU
“You might have seen the photos. Even read about it. You might have visited other great waterfalls before. But you probably still have no idea what to expect when you come face to face with the almighty Iguazu Falls,” stated CNN in their article “Iguazu Falls: Why this natural wonder should be on everyone’s bucket list”. To put that into perspective, Iguazu Falls is nearly twice as tall as Niagara Falls and nearly three times as wide. The late U.S. First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt, was reportedly so impressed by the sight of Iguazu Falls that she exclaimed “Poor Niagara!”
In 1984, Iguazu Falls became a UNESCO World Heritage Site; and in 2011, it was selected as one of the 7 winners of the “New Seven Wonders of Nature” worldwide competition in which more than 100 million votes were cast.
Their size and scale are unlike any other waterfall on Earth. Made up of a system of 275 waterfalls, they have a staggering water flow of up to almost 3.5 million gallons (13 million liters) per second – enough to fill five Olympic swimming pools!
Unlike Niagara Falls, which is surrounded by developments such as casinos, a revolving restaurant, and coffee shops, Iguazu Falls are located within one of the few remaining inland rainforests in South America, the Atlantic rainforest, which is a haven for more than 2,000 plant species, about 400 birds species, and 80 types of mammals!
This is a full-day tour.
Get ready for a thrilling speedboat adventure, enjoying a unique, up-close perspective of the majestic Iguazu Falls and experience a different viewpoint of the falls from what you’ll see from the panoramic boardwalks. Our speedboat will zip the waters of the Iguazu River and approach the falls getting thoroughly splashed by their mist as you hear their loud roar!
This ride provides a unique and extremely close-up view of the San Martin and Three Musketeers falls with the opportunity to take outstanding close-up photos. The high point of this experience will be without a doubt, being showered under the mist of the San Martin Falls; the second strongest falls in the Iguazu system. To get to the boat dock you’ll ride a truck through the jungle and continue with a navigation up the Iguazu River canyon by the river rapids. Now it’s time to hop on board and begin our waterfall adventure!
This tour lasts about 2 hours and is done on the same day you do the Argentinean side of the falls tour. This tour has an age restriction.
DAY 9: March 9th (Saturday) – IGUAZU
With 80% of the falls located on the Argentine side, it is only from the Brazilian side that one can see almost all of them at once, in full, breathtakingly panoramic views.
The Brazilian side offers majestic scenic views of the beauty and entirety of the falls; this is because the Brazilian footbridge lies across the river from the falls, offering a unique perspective and epic scenic views, making the Brazilian side different and absolutely complementary to the experience from the Argentinean side.
This is a half-day tour.
Walking Among Exotic Birds in the Iguazu Rainforest
You’re about to enter a one-of-a-kind bird sanctuary! Here you’ll find the largest colony of toucans on display in the world, as well as the largest colony of parrots on display in South America, along with 150 different bird species from Brazil and all over the world, many of them endangered.
Located in the midst of the lush tropical rainforest, Foz Tropicana Bird Park is an internationally-recognized rescue and preservation center for endangered birds; and it’s among the most important ones in South America. You’ll find yourself side by side a myriad of exotic birds, in the three walk-in aviaries, where you’ll have the opportunity to have an up-close and personal experience with amazingly colorful parrots and Toco Toucans, among many other birds… all of them right next to you or even flying over your head!
In addition to the diversity and beauty of the birds you’ll see, the park itself presents itself as a unique location. It covers nearly 40 acres (16 hectares) of rainforest, so you’re quite literally going to find yourself in the middle of nature as you make your way along the trails!
This visit lasts about 2 hours and is done on the same day you do the Brazilian side of the falls tour.
DAY 10: March 10th (Sunday) – LAST DAY IN IGUAZU
Transfer to Iguazu airport.
DAY 10: March 10th (Sunday) – YOU ARRIVE IN BUENOS AIRES (staying for 2 nights)
Upon arrival in Buenos Aires, transfer to your hotel a beautiful area of Buenos Aires, different from the where we stayed initially.
Afternoon Art tour
Your evening is independent to enjoy the city’s many night time offerings!
DAY 11: March 11th (Monday) – BUENOS AIRES
Estancia Full Day including lunch and afternoon tea
Upon our return to Buenos Aires, the rest of your evening is independent. Overnight in Buenos Aires. (B, L)
DAY 12: March 12th (Tuesday) – BUENOS AIRES
Transfer from your hotel to Ezeiza International Airport in private vehicle. Transfer from your hotel to Ezeiza International Airport in private vehicle pending our departure flight time today! Your guide Claudia will be there to say goodbye and help you with anything you may need. (B)
The order of the activities in each destination can change depending on weather conditions or other circumstances.