105 - Tango, Wine, Glaciers and the End of the World

12-night program visiting Buenos Aires, Mendoza, Ushuaia & El Calafate
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Buenos Aires, Mendoza, Ushuaia and El Calafate!

A great program to combine Tango and Wine, with incredible landscapes of Patagonia. We start with a 3-night stay in Buenos Aires, capital city of Argentina. It`s one of the most important cities in South America, with a unique european style. Enjoy the best of Tango and the excellent gastronomy, where the beef is the king. The city also offers a wide rich variety of a attractions like Teatro Colon,  Museums, Cultural Centres and more. After visiting Buenos Aires, we go directly to Ushuaia, the southermost city in the world, to enjoy Beagle Channel and Tierra del Fuego  National Park. Ushuaia is also the gate to visit the white continent of Antarctica and the mythical Cape Horn. In El Calafate, we will visit the amazing Perito Moreno Glacier and many other glaciers in the area of Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, to finalize with Mendoza in the wine country, to enjoy the High Andes and the unique Malbec, the argentinian wine.

The order of the visits can be inverted, and you ca add some interesting extensions to make this program also better. Are you ready to enjoy our 105 tour?

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Itinerary

Day 1

BUENOS AIRES: Arrival to the capital city

Welcome to Buenos Aires, the capital city of Argentina and one of the most important cities in South America. After arriving at the International Airport, called Ministro Pistarini and known by the name of Ezeiza, you will be ready to enjoy the European style in the architecture, history, the unique experience of tango, great gastronomy, and the warmth of the local people called “Porteños”. You will stay 3 nights in this unique city and the first day is free to rest. But, if you`re an active person, interested in make some great activities just after arrival, take a look at our optional tours before continue reading. We have many options to offer for any kind of traveler, check details in the following list:

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La Boca, Buenos Aires

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 with more details.

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 tours, like an amazing Tango Show, or a Buenos Aires by night activity before return to your hotel and rest for our next trip tomorrow. 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 activitites. Check below

Day 4

BUENOS AIRES: Good bye to the big city

After breakfast, free time until transfer to the local airport to take flight or to pier to take boat to our next destination.

See optional excursions available and details in the list below

USHUAIA: Arrival to the end of the world

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

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Day 5

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, an

d 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 6

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 7

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…

EL CALAFATE: Arrival to the gate to the glaciers

Arrive at El Calafate, one of the most important destinations in Patagonia because it`s the gate to visit Perito Moreno and many other glaciers in the area. After check-in, you have free time, but if you`re an active person, you can choose any of the available options that can be added to your arrival day. Check options below

 

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Day 8

EL CALAFATE: The incredible Perito Moreno Glacier

After breakfast, we will start our visit to one of the highlights of Patagonia: the incredible Perito Moreno Glacier.

El Calafate is located 80 km from Perito Moreno Glacier, along a 50 km paved road. The last 30 are within Los Glaciares National Park.
During the first 40 km you travel through the Patagonian steppe which is very typical in the area, but once you enter the National Park there is a real change in the vegetation, now  formed by ñires (nothofagus antartica), guindos (nothofagus betuloides) and lengas (nothofagus pumilio); also some isolated canelos (drimys winteri) and many-colored flowers, among them the intense red-colored notro (embothrium coccineum), the typical flower of the Andean Patagonian forest.

Once at the Glacier, the visitor is overwhelmed by the impressive spectacle and can appreciate the many unforgettable vistas of the glacier from the walk paths. You will have free time to enjoy this show. You can see enormous blocks of ice falling into the lake with a thunderous crash. It`s an amazing show of nature. There is a restaurant, a snack bar, restrooms and a pay campsite within the Moreno Glacier area.

You can choose some good options that can be added to the visit, like the mini trekking to walk over the ice of the glacier or the Nautical Safari which is navigation to see the glacier from the lake. Take a look at this option below

This is a full-day excursion. Return to the hotel is late in the afternoon.

Day 9

EL CALAFATE: A Boat navigation in Los Glaciares National Park

After breakfast, we keep this day free, so you can choose one of the full day boat navigations available, to visit different glaciers in Los Glaciares National Park. Take a look at the different options available below

Day 10

EL CALAFATE: Transfer out to the airport

After breakfast, you have some free time until transfer to airport or bus station to continue your trip. If you leaves in the afternoon, you can choose an interesting optional activity from our list below.
Good bye El Calafate!

MENDOZA: Welcome to the wine country

Arrival to Mendoza City, capital of the province of Mendoza and gate to make different visits in the area of the High Andes. Of course Mendoza is also symbol of wine, with the unique Malbec and many wineries and vineyards in the area of Lujan de Cuyo, Maipu, and surroundings. After arrival, transfer to your hotel and free time to rest. If you`re an active person, there are many available activities you can do as optionals. Check the list below

Our Suggested Hotels

Day 11

MENDOZA: City, Vineyards and Wineries

After breakfast, we will start a full day, divided into two activities. First in the morning, we will enjoy a city tour to visit the best of Mendoza. We will visit the old city, where Mendoza was born, and then we will stop in Alameda, the downtown, the Civic Center, General San Martin Park and see Cerro de la Gloria hill, Mundialista Stadium and Frank Romero Day amphitheater, which is the central stage of an important national festival called “Fiesta de la Vendimia”

After free time for lunch at your own, we will continue in the afternoon with the visit to the vineyards and wineries in the area. The wine tour is a trip through the Mendoza oasis and grapes growing areas. Many vineyards and wineries are located in the area of Lujan de Cuyo, and surroundings.

Afterwards, we will visit important and traditional vinicultural farms, where we will have the opportunity to taste its delicious products. Be ready to buy some bottles of the best Malbec! And a while later we will see the Carrodilla´s church, where the patron saint of vineyards, who has the same name of the church, is found.

Return to the city and overnight.


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Day 12

MENDOZA: Aconcagua and the High Andes

After breakfast, we will start one of the most beautiful excursions you can do from Mendoza. High Andes way consists of visiting, walking and enjoying mountain’s immensity, highlighting its landscape richness. Going along international route Nº 7, we will appreciate beautiful panoramic views in Potrerillos and Uspallata. Then, we will arrive at Los Penitentes ski center available during winter season, and to Puente del Inca to admire its fabulous geological shape and enjoy its hot thermal waters (2720 m.a.s.l.).
Afterwards, we will stop at the “Mirador del Cerro Aconcagua” located in the international route and get from there the best outstanding view of Aconcagua, colossus of America (6962 m.a.s.l.). Then we will continue up to Las Cuevas, last Argentinean town before the border with Chile.

Redeeming Christ Monument is only reachable in the months of January to March, with the approval of the competent authorities. Return to Mendoza and overnight

Day 13

MENDOZA: Good bye wine country!

After breakfast, free time until transfer to airport. If your flights leaves in the afternoon, you can choose any of the optionals activities. Check the list below

End of our services. We can personalize your program, by adding or deleting nights, add new destinations, or make any necessary change. Just let us know. Optional activities you can see below each day, are just suggested options. You can add any of these activities to your quotation, or ask for any other available in each destination.

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IGUAZU FALLS EXTENSION PROGRAM

Iguazu Falls is one of the most incredible places in the world, recently declared as one of the new 7-wonders of nature, and Unesco World Heritage. It`s an amazing show of nature, and a must-see if you visit Argentina or Brazil. Are you ready?

DAY 1 – Arrival to Iguazu!
DAY 2 – Visit Iguazu Falls Argentinian Side with up to 8 km of trails to enjoy nature!
DAY 3 – Visit Iguazu Falls Brazilian Side with a great bus ride and a panoramic view of the falls
DAY 4 – Transfer out. Good bye Iguazu Falls, magic of nature!

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SALTA EXTENSION PROGRAM

Enjoy Salta and the best of the northwest: Humahuaca Canyon, Purmamarca and 7-color hill, Train to the Clouds, Cachi and more. Taste delicious local dishes and learn more about the incredible ancient culture

DAY 1 – Arrival to Salta
DAY 2 – Excursion to Humahuaca Canyon, including Purmamarca and 7-color hill
DAY 3 – Choose options from Train to the Clouds, Cachi, Cafayate and more
DAY 4 – Good bye Salta!

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