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Argentina Triangle

 
Destination(s): Buenos Aires, Calafate and Iguazu
Duration: 9 days / 8 nights
Frequency: Set departures year-round
Price: starting at $1,240.00 per person / double
  *single supplement is available upon request
Deadline to book: Open booking
 
 
 

First time to Argentina? Well there is a lot to see and not everyone has the time or the budget to see all of it at once. Argentina Triangle, a 9 day program, offers you three highlights that are not to be missed. Stroll through Buenos Aires and one of its stylish neighborhoods, Recoleta, one day, and view the impressive sight that is Iguazu Falls (both sides) the next! And not to be out done, you’ll get up close and personal with Perito Moreno Glacier while you explore the Argentinian Patagonia! Each day will begin with an opportunity for another adventure not found just anywhere with ample free time to create your own personalized memories of this wonderful country!

Package includes:

  • Three nights hotel in Buenos Aires at NH 9 de Julio Hotel 
    • Classic city tour of Buenos Aires
    • Dinner and Tango show at El Querandi
  • Three nights hotel in Calafate at Kosten Aike 
    • Guided tour to Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Two nights hotel in Puerto Iguazu at Mercure Iguazu
    • Guided tour of Iguazu Falls - Argentine side
    • Guided Tour of Iguassu Falls - Brazilian side
  • All shared excursions with a bilingual licensed guide
  • All museum, park & entrance fees throughout
  • Breakfast daily, dinner (1)
  • All shared airport transfers aboard air-conditioned bus/van & portage throughout with a bilingual licensed guide
  • Taxes & service fees
  • Early check-in guaranteed!

Not Included:

  • International & domestic airfare from the US
  • Applicable airport departure taxes
  • Drinks (Alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Departure dates*: 

2017: May 11 - June 08 - July 06 - August 10 - September 07 & 21 - October 05 & 19 - November 09 & 23 - December 07 & 28
2018: January 11 & 25 - February 15 - March 01 & 08 & 22 - April 12 - May 10 - June 07 - July 12 - August 09
* Departure dates signify the date your services begin in Buenos Aires, plan your flights accordingly

Group size: 16 maximum

Don't forget....tailor-made programs can be arranged if the dates or services do not match with what your are looking for. All you need to do is give us a call!!

Day 1   Buenos Aires

After clearing customs in Buenos Aires and collecting your bags, you will be met by a tour representative and transferred to your hotel for check-in and overnight.  Meals: N/A.

Day 2   Buenos Aires

Today you will have a half day sightseeing tour of Buenos Aires, a cosmopolitan city that shows the influence of the numerous waves of immigrants that formed it. The tour starts at the historic Plaza de Mayo Square, scenery of resonant politic manifestations. The Piramide de Mayo (Pyramid of May), that rises in the center of the square, was the first National Monument, inaugurated in 1811. It is surrounded by the Government House, best known as the “Pink House”, which is the seat of the Executive Branch; the Cabildo (the old City Hall), which dates back to 1754, and still keeps its colonial characteristics in spite of the several changes suffered; and the Cathedral. The Avenida De Mayo starts in this square, an interesting set of buildings of varied styles that reflect the diversity of its inhabitants. Through this avenue, you reach the Congress Palace, seat of the Legislative Branch, and a sumptuous building in Eclectic style with strong neoclassic influences, situated in front of Plaza del Congreso (Congress Square), where the Monument of the Two Congresses with its allegory of Liberty is placed. Wide avenues and green areas appear, helping to calm the pace of this vertiginous city. An example of this is the 9 de Julio Avenue, with its eight lanes divided by small green squares with old leafy trees and enriched by sculptures and fountains. In the middle of this avenue, in the Plaza de la Republica, the Obelisco arises as a symbol of the city. Nearby, you will see the majestic Colon Theater, whose perfect acoustics make it one of the best Opera Houses in the world.Southwards, we reach the picturesque and colorful port neighborhood of La Boca with its famous alley, “Caminito”, whose architectonic characteristics and customs reflect the influence of the European citizens that came to these shores in the last years of the 19th century, especially the Genoese sailors who influenced not only the architecture with its typical multicolored tin houses still inhabited today, but also the cuisine of the typical “cantinas”. The visit continues towards San Telmo, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Buenos Aires, inhabited until the last years of the 19th century by aristocratic families that then moved to the neighborhoods located in the northern areas due to a devastating yellow fever epidemic. Most of these houses turned into “conventillos”, each one shared by many poor families. San Telmo keeps most of its architectural heritage untouched—the colonial houses and cobbled streets. Every Sunday an antiques fair is held in the Plaza Dorrego. The area also has a lively night-life and many tango houses, restaurants and pubs.

The tour continues towards the modern Puerto Madero neighborhood, with its former port warehouses, now turned into offices, flats, entertaining facilities and top-notch restaurants looking onto the Rio de la Plata. You will reach the Retiro neighborhood, whose history and tradition makes contrast with its glassed skyscrapers and the active New Port, center of distribution of the national production, where worldwide known cruise lines dock each year during January and February. You will continue northwards to visit the residential Palermo neighborhood with its elegant residences framed by wide green areas; passing by the Rosedal, the Botanic Garden, the Zoo, the Planetarium, and the Hippodrome. Finally you will reach Recoleta, the most sophisticated neighborhood in Buenos Aires, where some of the best restaurants, cafés, night clubs and boutiques are placed. The Recoleta Cemetery surprises the visitor with its location, its varied architectural resources and the personalities that are buried there, such as Eva Perón. Return to your hotel.

In the early evening, you will transfer from your hotel to El Querandi to enjoy a classic Argentinian tango show and dinner. After the show and dinner, around midnight, you will be transferred back to your hotel.  Meals: breakfast and dinner

Day 3   Buenos Aires/ El Calafate

Today you will be transferred from your hotel to the airport for your flight to El Calafate.  After retrieving your bags you will be met by a tour representative and transferred to your hotel for check-in and overnight.  Meals:  breakfast

Day 4   El Calafate

Today you will depart from the hotel towards Perito Moreno Glacier situated within Los Glaciares National Park, 80 km from El Calafate. From the very beginning this trip offers pleasant surprises. Departing from El Calafate, Lago Argentino will appear on the right hand side of the road with its Bahía Redonda (Round Bay) that shows an interesting number of assorted bird species. The first part of the road follows along the typical Patagonian steppe, with its characteristic species of broom sedges (hard, thorny type of grass) and 'calafates' (bushes belonging to the burberry family which is well-known for its yellow flowers and violet fruits). From the National Park entrance onwards, the landscape changes dramatically, the flora grows richer with species that are typical of the Andean-Patagonian Forest such as: ñires, lengas and guindos.  Perito Moreno Glacier is an imposing ice river covering an area of 195 square meters, 30 Km long and a front which is 5 km wide; the front walls are between 30 and 60 meters high over the lake level. In the central area of the glacier, the ice reaches a depth of 250 to 350 meters. This frozen river descends from the Southern Patagonian Ice Field causing, during its slow advance, ice cracks and thunderous bursts that turned the glacier into a world marvel in constant movement. A show that is impressive not only for its beauty, but also for the continuous roars that are heard from the innermost recesses. Because of its breathtaking beauty it was declared a Mankind Heritage by Unesco. A walk along the paths placed in front of the western wall, will let you admire this impressive wonder of nature from different viewpoints. After the tour, you will return to the hotel. Meals: breakfast

Day 5   El Calafate

You will have a free day to explore on your own or take an optional tour.  Meals: breakfast

Day 6   El Calafate / Iguazu Falls

Today you will be transferred from your hotel to the airport in El Calafate for your flight to Iguazu Falls. At the airport in Iguazu, after retrieving your bags, you will be met by a tour representative and transferred to your hotel for check-in and overnight.  Meals: breakfast

Day 7   Iguazu Falls

You will be transferred from your hotel to visit the Argentinian side of Iguazu Falls.  Located inside the Iguazu National Park, it was one of the first protected natural areas in the Americas and was declared a Mankind Natural Patrimony by UNESCO. From the Visitor's Center, located in the falls area, you will take an open train for a 15-minute journey up to 'Cataratas Station'. From there you will walk along paths and lookouts of the superior and inferior walks, admiring closely the imposing 275 falls which cascade to the river from a height of 70 meters.  Also enjoy the amazing variety of ferns, orchids, begonias, birds and butterflies. Then you will take the train on to 'Garganta Station' and from there you will descend walking 1200 mts. to the Devil's Throat balcony, to share one of the greatest shows on earth. Return by train to the Visitor's Center. 

You will cross the Juan D. Peron and Tancredo Neves Bridge which connects the cities of Puerto Iguazu (Argentina) and Foz do Iguacu (Brasil). You will continue along Das Cataratas Avenue towards the Foz do Iguacu National Park, one of the largest vegetation reserves in Brazil. Walking along the paths on the Brazil Side you will get startled by the panoramic view of San Martin Island and the most imposing falls situated on the other side of the border like: the Bozzeti, Two Sisters, San Martin and the Three Musketeers, among others. Near the end of the path you will reach the outlook that offers an astonishing view of the Devil's Throat, situated only 150 mts away at this point. This wonderful scenery is rendered even more beautiful by the permanent rainbows that appear on the falls. The path ends near Floriano Fall, where there is a small gift shop and the panoramic elevator, which is an option. At the end of the path a long stairway will take you to the place where the bus will be waiting to take you back to the hotel.  Meals: breakfast.

Day 8   Iguazu Falls / Buenos Aires

In the morning you will be transferred from your hotel to the airport to take a flight to Buenos Aires.  After retrieving your bags you will be met by a tour representative and transferred to your hotel for check-in and overnight.  Meals: breakfast

Day 9   Buenos Aires

Today you will be transferred from your hotel to the airport to board your return flight home. Meals: breakfast


Note: All itineraries are subject to change, due to weather and other conditions. All times indicated are approximate, and are also subject to change.


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