10 days visiting Argentina: Buenos Aires, Ushuaia and the amazing Iguazu Falls

Ramiro Rodriguez
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152 tour Buenos Aires, Ushuaia and Iguazu Falls

Argentina is a large country, with amazing destinations from north to south. Buenos Aires is the capital city, a wonderful metropolis with a rich culture and interesting places to visit: La Boca, San Telmo, 9 de Julio Avenue, the Obelisk, Colon Theatre, Recoleta, Puerto Madero, and more. Of course the Tango, the famous music of Buenos Aires is available in each corner of the city. A great idea is to enjoy a Dinner Tango Show in any of the tango houses you can find in the city. The local gastronomy is also a highlight. Taste the Argentinian beef, the mate, and drink the typical Malbec, the Argentinian wine for excellence.

Patagonia is another highlight, a place full of amazing landscapes and a remote area on the planet. And Ushuaia is located in the south portion of Patagonia. In fact, it´s the southernmost city in the world and a perfect place to enjoy nature and know more about history. Enjoy the Tierra del Fuego National Park, navigate the Beagle Channel, discover local estancias, taste exquisite local dishes like Cordero Patagonico (Patagonian Lamb), and the King Crab called "Centolla". It´s a wonderful place to enjoy the magic of the end of the world...

To complete the visit, Iguazu Falls is another amazing destination in the northeast of the country. A place full of nature, and incredible landscapes. Iguazu Falls is a Unesco World Heritage and was recently declared as one of the new 7-wonders of nature. The amazing Iguazu Falls can be visited from Argentina and also from Brazil, and both visits are must-see and different experiences. In the Argentian Side you will find up to 8 km of trails to visit the falls in three different circuits: Upper Circuit, Lower Circuit, and Trail to the Devil´s Throat with Ecological Train of the Jungle. You will be immersed in the landscape, and it´s perfect to feel the place. When you visit the Brazilian Side, you will enjoy an unforgettable panoramic view of the falls, some of them located on the Argentinian side. There is an elevator that will offer a different view, and a 1500 mts trail along the river.

 

Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, and the End of the World. Day by day itinerary

Take a look to the day by day itinerary:

 

Performing Tours in Buenos Aires

 

Day 1
BUENOS AIRES: Arrival to the capital city
Welcome to Buenos Aires, capital city of Argentina and one of the most important cities in South America. Be ready to enjoy the european style in the architecture, history, the unique experience of tango, a great gastronomy and the warm of the local people called “Porteños”. You will stay 3 nights in this unique city and first day is free to rest. But, if you`re an active person, interested in make some interesting activities just after arrival, take a look to our optionals below. We have many options to offer.

Day 2
BUENOS AIRES: City Tour & Dinner Tango Show
After breakfast, we will start a 4-hour city tour visiting the best of Buenos Aires. As we told you, Buenos Aires is one of the most European cities in South America, to be honest… the most. And it`s because the European influence in the architecture of the beginnings of the past century when Argentina was the sixth country in the world…

Our tour includes different areas in the city. We will enjoy La Boca, one of the most famous places, that includes Caminito and Boca Juniors Stadium called “La Bombonera”. Of course, we will visit San Telmo, another traditional place in Buenos Aires. Please note, on Sundays, the famous San Telmo fair will be opened where you can find many interesting antiques.

Our tour also includes the visit to the traditional Plaza de Mayo, with the Government House, called “Casa Rosada”, the Cabildo, the Cathedral, and all the history around this emblematic square. We will see the Obelisk and 9 de Julio Avenue. Then, Colon Theatre, one of the most important opera houses in the world. You can take a guided visit if you want, but it`s important to buy tickets in advance. Check with us about this optional activity.

This tour will allow us to get to know other areas of the city, like neighborhoods of Recoleta, Palermo and Puerto Madero, a renovated dockside area with a rich gastronomy offer, where you can finalize your tour and enjoy a great lunch and taste the local gastronomy.

After this tour, you`re free to enjoy the city at your own. There are many activities to do, like the visit to Colon Theatre with Walking Tour, or the excursion to Tigre Delta.

In the evening, you can enjoy some optional, like a Dinner Tango Show, or a Buenos Aires by night activity. Check our options below.

Day 3
BUENOS AIRES: Enjoying the countryside. Visit to an estancia in the Pampas
After breakfast, we will start our tour to the Pampas, to visit one of the traditional estancias or farms. It`s one of the classic visits you can enjoy during your stay in Buenos Aires. usually called “Fiesta Gaucha” and where we will make activities associated with the local traditions, like the typical “Asado Criollo”, an unforgettable horse riding, and the traditional folklore show. After lunch which is included of course, we will enjoy some gaucho demonstration with horses, in activities called Carreras de Sortijas.

Return to the hotel is around 5 pm, and you have some free time for rest, or may be enjoy some of our optional activities available below. We`re ready to help you

Again, evening is free to choose any of our available activities.

 

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Day 4
BUENOS AIRES: Good bye to the big city
After breakfast, free time until transfer to local airport to take flight or to pier to take boat to our next destination
Arrival to Iguazu (Puerto Iguazu or Foz do Iguaçu, depending your flight). It`s the gate to visit one of the most incredible shows of nature in South America and the world! Yes, Iguazu Falls was recently declared as one of the new 7-wonders of nature and it`s a UNESCO World Heritage. And of course, a must-see when you visit Argentina or Brazil.
After arrival, we will transfer you to the hotel for check in and rest. Free time to enjoy the pool, or walk the city at your own.

 

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Day 5
IGUAZU FALLS: The Argentinian Side. Enjoying the falls
After breakfast, we will start one of the best excursions you can do in Argentina. Iguazu Falls is a unique place in the world, with all the magic of nature. The guide will transfer to to the Parque Nacional Iguazu, located in the argentinian side. The park is amazing, and offers up to 8 kilometers of trails to enjoy the falls, basically in three different circuits called Upper Circuit, Lower Circuit and the Trail to the incredible Devil`s Throat with the Ecological Train of the Jungle. The Devil`s Throat is a set of 80 meters high waterfalls that flow into a narrow gorge, which concentrates the largest flow of the Iguazú Falls, being in turn these waterfalls the largest flow in the world. The show is unique and amazing!

Day 6
IGUAZU FALLS: The Brazilian Side, a unique panoramic view of the falls
After breakfast, we will start our visit to the brazilian side of the falls. The park is called Parque Nacional do Iguaçu and the visit is basically a bus ride to enjoy the jungle, and finally a wonderful panoramic view of the falls, along the 1500 mts trail and the elevator. The landscape is unique, so be ready with your camera to take hundred of unforgettable photos!
It`s a half day tour that can be combined with any of the optional activities like the Parque Das Aves (Bird`s Park), or the visit to Itaipu Dam. And you also can add some adventure activities during your visit. Check optionals below.

 

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Day 7
IGUAZU FALLS: Good bye to the falls - USHUAIA: Welcome to the End of the World...
After breakfast, free time until transfer to local aiprort to take flight to your next destination: Ushuaia
Welcome to Ushuaia, well known as the southernmost city in the world, and gate to many different cruises visiting Cape Horn and Antarctica. After arrival, our guide will be waiting for your transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day is free, but depending your arrival timming, you can enjoy some of our optional activities. Check information below

Day 8
USHUAIA: Tierra del Fuego National Park and Beagle Channel Navigation
After breakfast, we will start our first visit. Tierra del Fuego National Park is located only 12 km from Ushuaia and it`s a very natural environment to be enjoyed. When you arrive you can buy tickets to one of the main attractions in the area: the Train of the End of The World. The train is optional and you can see details below. After that, and once in the park, you are going to see different species of trees in a very characteristic forest, something as bushes, beech trees, ñires, Indio’s beard and flowers in an extension of 63.000 hectares. Of course, we will stop many times during our visit to enjoy the panoramic views and take great photos.

From there, we are going to go to Verde Lake and then to Lapataia Bay, places where you could see beaver dams and peatlands. On our way back, we will stop on Lake Roca called also Acigami, to take our last photos of the national park. Return to Ushuaia city will be around 13:30 hs and you have some free time for lunch. Let me suggest the unique King Crab, or taste the incredible Patagonic Lamb!

After lunch and in the afternoon, just walk to the port located few steps from the centre, to embark in a cathamaran to enjoy the Beagle Channel. This navigation towards the Sea Lions Island, Birds Island and the Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse. We will see a colony of sea lions and Imperial Cormorants among other birds.

Heading back to the city, you can enjoy the panoramic views of Ushuaia city and the mountains. Return is around 5.30 pm depending the season. Free time and overnight

 

 

Day 9
USHUAIA: A variety of options to choose
Today, we keep the day free for you, but there are many options to choose: You can visit Fagnano and Escondido Lakes, enjoy an incredible trekking to Laguna Esmeralda, or enjoy a wonderful 4×4 ride to the heart of the island

Day 10
USHUAIA: Good bye to the end of the world
After breakfast, free time until tranfser out to airport for your flight to next destination. If you have time in the morning, you can enjoy some of the optionals below. Say goodby to Ushuaia, the city of the end of the world…

 

 

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Of course it´s just a suggested program. We have many tours, more than 150 different programs to enjoy Argentina combined also with other destinations in South America like Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, Peru and Ecuador. Check our complete list of tours to visit Argentina and find the perfect program for you!

 

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Thank you!

 

 

 

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