The ultimate Argentina itinerary

When should you travel ?

From October to April

  • Nature ●●●●●
  • Culture ●●●○○
  • Cities ●●○○○

15 days / 14 nights

From USD1850/pers* (min 2 persons)

Program

DayActivitiesNight
1Arrival in Buenos AiresBuenos Aires
2Buenos Aires city tour + flight to El Calafate ✈El Calafate
3Discovering Perito Moreno & the native cultureEl Calafate
4Boat trip on Lake ArgentinoEl Calafate
5Free hike in El ChaltenEl Calafate
6El Calafate - Salta ✈Salta
7Day trip to Salinas GrandesTilcara
8Humahuaca and Hornocal, UNESCO heritageUquia
9Picada (Tapas) in the world’s highest caveSalta
10Quebrada de las ConchasSalta
11Salta - Iguazù ✈Puerto Iguazù
12Argentine side of Iguazu fallsPuerto Iguazù
13Brazilian side of Iguazu FallsBuenos Aires
14Tigre delta + Tango ShowBuenos Aires
15Fly home ✈

*The price varies with the customization of the itinerary

The highlights of the trip :

  • 1-night stay at a mountain inn, in an magnificent setting with wonderfully warm and friendly hosts
  • Discover the Tigre Delta off the beaten path along with their inhabitants lifestyle
  • Discover the breathtaking Iguazu Falls from both sides – Argentina & Brazil
  • Navigate through the Southern Patagonian Ice Field and discover many glaciers including the active glacier : El Perito Moreno

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casa-rosada-buenos-aires-turismo

Day 1 : Arrival in Buenos Aires

Your driver will be waiting for you to drive you to your hotel, where you will be welcomed by a member of our team.
In the afternoon, your English speaking guide will pick you up for a walking tour of the city center and the popular neighborhood of San Telmo to get your hand in while learning about the rich culture and history of Argentina.

  • Private transport from the international airport to your hotel
  • 2-hour walking tour of Buenos Aires accompanied by an English speaking guide
  • Double room in a 4* hotel with private bathroom and breakfast
  • International flight
allee-cimetiere-recoleta

Day 2 : Buenos Aires city tour + flight to El Calafate ✈

Your English speaking guide will collect you by car for a 4-hour city tour. You’ll visit the neighborhood of La Boca with its famous Caminito street, Recoleta and it’s fascinating cemetery, the new district of Puerto Madero and the trendy Palermo.

Your driver will drive you to the airport for your national flight to El Calafate (not included).

At your arrival your local driver will drive you to your hotel.

  • Double room in an inn with private bathroom and breakfast
  • 4-hour city tour by car with an English speaking guide
  • Private transfer : Hotel Buenos Aires – airport
                                     El Calafate airport – hotel
  • National flight : Buenos Aires – El Calafate (extra cost)
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discover the Tehuelche prints in Patagonia

Day 3 : Discovering Perito Moreno & the native culture with a succulent dinner in a cave

Early pick up from you hotel for a Regular tour with an English speaking guide to the Perito Moreno glacier.
Once inside the national park, accompanied by your guide, you will cross the circuit of footbridges that are located in the north face of the glacier. This circuit lasts about an hour.
You will be able to enjoy one of nature’s greatest spectacles, feeling and listening to the ice landslides.
We also recommend you live a unique experience: walking on a glacier (an extra).
Return to the hotel around 4pm.

Pick up at the hotel at 6 pm in a Land Rover Defender. Accompanied by your bilingual guide in a small-group tour, you’ll head to somes caves where thousands of years ago the indigenous populations that inhabited Patagonia left their marks on the rocks. At the end of this magical evening you will be treated with a succulent dinner typical of the area with a peaceful view over the Argentine lake.

  • Double room in an inn with private bathroom and breakfast
  • Regular tour at the Perito Moreno
    Round trip transfer from your hotel
    Bilingual guide (Spanish/English)
  • 4×4 tour to the caves
    Bilingual guide (Spanish/English)
    Dinner with beverage (vegetarian option available)
    Entry to the archaeological area
    Regular round trip transfer
  • Entry to the National Park Los Glaciares
  • Lunch during the tour
  • Mini-trekking on the glacier (extra cost)
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Day 4 : Boat trip on Lake Argentino to admire the most impressive glaciers in the world

Early pick up for a unique excursion to see some of the world’s most spectacular glaciers up close. You’ll feel like you can almost touch the ice floes.
The boat will set sail on Lake Argentino where you’ll have the opportunity to admire the northern face of Perito Moreno, the Spegazzini glacier and the Upsala glacier as well as many others.

After several hours of sailing you will touch land and disembark at a former cattle ranch, from where you will enjoy wonderful panoramic views.

  • Double room in an inn with private bathroom and breakfast
  • Regular boat trip :
    Round trip transfer in mini-bus (18 people)
    Boat trip on the argentine lake in classic category
    Gourmet sandwich
  • Entry to the National Park Los Glaciares
fitz-roy el chalten

Day 5 : Free hike in El Chalten

You will take the bus early in the morning to El Chalten. There you will have a free day to hike near the Fitz Roy mountain before heading back by bus to El Calafate. 

  • Double room in an inn with private bathroom and breakfast
  • Bus round trip El Calafate – El Chalten
  • Guide during the hike (extra cost)
laguna Nimez El Calafate

Day 6 : El Calafate - Salta ✈

Free morning to visit El Calafate and the Nimez Lagoon, a natural reserve located north of town.

Your local driver will drive you to the airport for your national flight  to Salta.

Private transfer to your hotel at your arrival in Salta.

  • Homestay double room with private bathroom and breakfast
  • Private transfer : hotel in El Calafate – airport
                                     Salta airport – hotel
  • Entry to the Nimez Lagoon
  • National flights : El Calafate – Buenos Aires – Salta (extra cost)
vicunas salta

Day 7 : Day trip to Salinas Grandes

Early pick up by minivan heading to Jujuy by the route 9/34, you will make various stops including Purmamarca, the Hill of the seven colours, the artisan market, the great Cuesta del Lipan and the Cuesta del Saladillo.
From there you will reach a spectacular stretch at 4150 meters above sea level, the Abra del Potrerillo Andean pass. Then you will continue to visit the blue volcanoes and finally you will arrive at the Salinas Grandes, where you will also see vicuñas and llamas. You’ll end the tour in Purmamarca and take a public bus (not included) from there to Tilcara where you’ll spend the night in a lively town where you can enjoy Argentine folklore, dining in a “peña” with regional songs and dances.

  • Double room in an inn with private bathroom and breakfast
  • 9-hour regular tour in small group of 18 people max.
    Bilingual guide
    Pick up
  • Public bus Purmamarca – Tilcara (~0,5USD/person)
  • Meal during the tour
  • Enquire within to upgrade for a 4,5-day 4×4 private tour 
hornocal 14-colour mountain

Day 8 : Humahuaca and Hornocal, UNESCO heritage

In the morning you will take a bus from Tilcara to Humahuaca. There you will be able to explore at your own pace this picturesque village with its charming adobe houses.

At 12 o’clock you will meet your local driver to go to the Hornocal, an amazing mountain range with 14 different shades that will give us the impression of having landed on another planet. The mountains reach an altitude of 4,761 meters above sea level.

In the afternoon you will take a bus back to a charming mountain inn in Uquia, where the owners grow certified organic products. There you will spend the night, totally disconnected from the worldly noise.

  • Double room mountain inn with private bathroom and breakfast
  • Public Bus Tilcara – Humahuaca
  • Private Spanish speaking driver to the hornocal
  • Public bus Humahuaca – Uquia
  • Private transfer : bus station Uquia – mountain inn
  • Transfer Tilcara hotel – bus station (700m)
  • Dinner (extra cost)
vinas de uquia

Day 9 : Picada (Tapas) in the world’s highest cave

At 9am, you will leave in a 4×4 with the owners of the inn to the highest wine cellar in the world at an altitude of almost 4000 meters, established in a former mine.

There you will enjoy a delicious picada (tapas lunch) with local products and a wonderful panoramic view of the gorge.

On the way you will visit the vineyards and after returning to the inn you will take a public bus in the direction of Salta.

  • Homestay double room with private bathroom and breakfast
  • 4×4 tour to the wine cellar
    Bilingual guide
    Tapas with local products and water
  • Private transfer Inn – Tilcara bus station
  • Public Bus Tilcara – Salta
  • Transfer from Salta bus station to the homestay (800m)

Day 10 : Quebrada de las conchas

Early pick up for a regular tour in small group (18 people max.) heading to Cafayate by the road 68. You will make a first stop at the goats relay where you’ll see how they make their goat cheese.

You will then reach la Quebrada de las Conchas after Alemania, where you can observe striking rock formations that marvel us with their reddish colouring. Once in Cafayate you will visit a bodega to discover the secrets of Salta wines, including the famous Torrontés.
After lunch (not included) you’ll have time to visit the small city of Cafayate before heading back to Salta.

  • Homestay double room with private bathroom and breakfast
  • 7-hour regular tour in small group of 18 people max.
    English speaking guide
    Pick up/drop off to/from your hotel
    Wine tasting
  • Lunch
cathédrale Salta

Day 11 : Salta - Iguazù ✈

Free morning to visit Salta. Salta is the capital of the province where you can admire religious buildings of the colonial era, inspired by the Sevillian Mudejar art style of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. A delight for art and history lovers.

Your local driver will then pick you up to drive you to the airport for your flight : Salta – Iguazu.
Private transfer to your human size cosy hotel with swimming pool.

  • Double room with private bathroom and breakfast. Access to a swimming pool.
  • Private transfer : hotel in Salta – airport
                                     airport – hotel in Iguazu
  • Guided tour in Salta (extra cost)
  • National flight Salta – Puerto Iguazu (extra cost)
garganta del diablo iguazu

Day 12 : Argentine side of Iguazu falls

Your driver and English speaking private guide will pick you up at your hotel. You’ll visit the Argentinian side of Iguazu Falls, tracing the waterfalls on the different trails available (upper and lower) until you arrive to the breathtaking Devil’s throat, it will leave you speechless!
There is also an optional boat tour to the base of the falls (an extra).

  • Double room with private bathroom and breakfast. Access to a swimming pool.
  • English speaking private guide and private driver to the Argentinian Falls
  • Boat tour (an extra)
  • Entry to the National park
cataratas iguaçu

Day 13 : Brazilian side of Iguazu Falls

Along with your private guide and driver you’ll visit the Brazilian side of the waterfalls which boasts a more panoramic point of view over the falls. Thanks to many constructed bridges and trails you can also get personal with the waterfalls – a shower is guaranteed! Following this you can decide whether or not you wish to visit the bird park which hosts over 150 different species of birds.

Your driver will then take you to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires.
Private transfer to your hotel in Buenos Aires.

  • Double room in a 4* hotel with private bathroom and breakfast
  • Private tour of the Brazilian side of the falls
    English speaking guide
    Private driver
  • Entry to the National Park
  • Entry to the birds park
  • National flight Puerto Iguazù – Buenos Aires (extra cost)
tour en gomon tigre
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Day 14 : Tigre Delta & Tango Show

You will take the train to Tigre (not included) for a private tour in zodiac. The Tigre delta is the size of Belgium. Hundreds of rivers and islands where life is by boat. In the company of your English speaking guide you’ll first discover the inhabited part of the delta where you will see grocery boats, ambulance boats, kids going to school in kayak. Then you’ll discover the rainforest. Picture streams where you cannot see the sky through bamboo and lianas closed by aquatic plants in the middle of the jungle and canals 3m wide.
You’ll then head back to Buenos Aires by train for a dinner-show where you will discover the magic of tango with a live orchestra show and talented dancers.

  • Double room in a 4* hotel with private bathroom and breakfast
  • 45km-private tour in zodiac in Tigre (4-5 hours) with an English Speaking guide
  • Dinner show
    3-course dinner
    1 bottle of wine for 2, beer, soft drinks, water
    1h45 tango show
    Round trip transfer from your hotel
  • Lunch at an Island Restaurant
  • Transport from Buenos Aires to Tigre (round-trip around 2USD by train)

Day 15 : Fly home ✈

Your private driver will take you to the international airport for your flight home.

  • Private transfer hotel – international airport
  • International flight

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