Patagonia Glaciers, Cosmopolitan Buenos Aires & the Andean Lake District
14 Night Itinerary from £3,767
Discover cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, the impressive Iguazu waterfalls, the icy waters of Tierra del Fuego and Patagonia's glaciers at close range
Select your preferred departure date
- Buenos Aires - 3 Nights
- Iguazu Falls - 2 Nights
- Bariloche - 3 Nights
- Calafate - 3 Nights
- Tierra del Fuego - 2 Nights
- Return to Buenos Aires - 1 Night
- Our comprehensive tour through the varied landscapes of Argentina
- Explore the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires and experience its famous tango
- Visit the magnificent Iguazu Falls, deep in subtropical jungle
- Marvel at the pristine landscapes of the Argentine Lake District
- Enjoy both panoramic and up close views of the immense Perito Moreno Glacier
- Travel to the world's southernmost city at Ushuaia
- Enjoy excursions and boat rides around mythical Tierra del Fuego
This itinerary can be tailored to your preferences by our specialist advisors, who can provide a guaranteed price based on your choice of route, duration, flights, hotels, transport and excursions.
Buenos Aires - 3 Nights
Day 1 - Fly to Buenos Aires
Days 2-4 Buenos Aires
- Full Description
Fly to Buenos Aires
Departure from the UK on an overnight flight to Buenos Aires.
On arrival transfer to your hotel staying for 3 nights. In the afternoon we have an included tour of Buenos Aires, visiting the artistic and brightly decorated houses of La Boca, the historic ‘Casa Rosada’ Presidential Palace and admiring the architecture, wide avenue, cafes and parks. As an optional addition, enjoy one of the famous tango shows with dinner, great music and superb dancers.
Exploring Buenos Aires
Explore Buenos Aires independently, or choose from our wide selection of optional tours and excursions: learn to dance the tango; explore the traditional bars & cafes of San Telmo; enjoy a show at the Colon Theatre; take an Evita & Peronism tour; discover art in Buenos Aires; enjoy an Argentine Dinner experience; discover Buenos Aires' Jewish heritage; go 'off the beaten track' in Hidden Buenos Aires; explore the Underground tunnels of Buenos Aires; re-live the life and times of Diego Maradona.
Optional excursions in Buenos Aires
Other optional excursions are available today, including a visit to the famous Estancias of the Pampa and a glimpse of rural life. Or perhaps take a day trip to the Delta del Tigre or across the Rio Plata to nearby Uruguay.
Buenos Aires - First Hotel
Located in Puerto Madero the hotel is within walking distance to many of the city's attractions. The hotel offers comfortable guest rooms with luxurious bedding, bathroom linens and exclusive amenities, most advanced technologies & classy contemporary furnishings.
Buenos Aires - Tourist Hotel
An elegant hotel with spacious rooms and situated in the heart of the Barrio Norte, an elegant residential and commercial district, within comfortable walking distance of the exclusive shops of the Santa Fe and 9 de Julio avenues. All 162 rooms have private facilities, TV and telephone, mini-bar, and air-conditioning. There is 24 hour room service, a restaurant, two bars and a weekend tango show.
Buenos Aires - Deluxe Hotel
In 1932 a classic was born in Buenos AIres, the Alvear Palace Hotel, a genuine palace right in the heart of the city. Constructed of materials imported from France, the hotel became one of the most characteristic buildings in town, strictly keeping the Louis XVI style.
Situated in the elegant quarter of Recoleta, close to the Park, lined with excellent restaurants and street cafes. Rooms are spacious and service and decor are first class
Recently the hotel has been completely refurbished, sticking to the original glory.
Iguazu Falls - 2 Nights
Days 5-6 - Iguazu Falls
- Full Description
Take a morning flight to the extra-ordinary Iguazú Falls, set in beautiful tropical rainforest located on the border of Brazil and Argentina. In the afternoon, our guide will escort you along the well managed walkways through the rainforest to observe the breath-taking sight of immense volumes of water cascading over the horseshoe-shaped natural fault in the Iguazu River. There is much to explore, with over two hundred and fifty separate waterfalls including the famous Devil's Throat Waterfall with its spectacular 80m drop. Here, rainbows regularly form to add the finishing touch to an amazing show.
The name Iguazu aptly comes from the Tipi and Guarani language meaning 'big water'. This morning further explore the Iguazi Falls, perhaps taking an optional excursion to observe the falls from the Brazilian side. In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for your domestic flight back to Buenos Aires.
Iguazu Falls - Tourist Lodge
Located in the forest outside of the town of Puerto Iguazu, and 15 minutes from the falls, La Cantera Jungle Lodge has rooms distrubited in a series of bungalows connected by raised walkways. The rooms are spacious and well appointed, with a balcony looking out into the forest as well as private facilities and air conditioning. The hotel has a restaurant and a swimming pool with a terrace area for relaxing.
Iguazu Falls - First Hotel
Set within the Iguazu National Park the Gran Melia Iguazu Hotel is a three-story hotel with spectaculars views of the magnificent Iguazu Falls. It is the only hotel with rooms that look directly over the Falls.
The superb public facilities include an infinity pool with views of the Iguazu Falls, the Yasi Spa and health club, 4 bars (the rooftop bar is a great place to enjoy a drink and the fantastic views) and the Merkado Restaurant serving international and Argentine specialities.
The hotel has 177 guest rooms split by deluxe, red level and suite categories. All rooms are air-conditioned and extremely well-appointed with private bathroom, king size beds, safe, mini bar, TV and luxury in room amenities.
From the hotel, you can easily walk to the nearby trails to observe the Falls, ideal for those who want to beat the tourist crowds and have more flexibility. The hotel also offers tango lessons, yoga classes and photographic tours.
The rates are on a room and breakfast basis.
Iguazu Falls -
Luxury hotel built in the subtropical jungle of Iryapu, 15 minutes far from the Iguazu falls. This breathtaking Hotel was built with extreme respect for nature, preserving native trees and most of the jungle.162 rooms with amazing views of the jungle. Technology and a tranquil ambiance will make your stay an unforgettable experience. There is a outdoor swimming pool,a sauna, gym and Spa.
Bariloche - 3 Nights
Day 7 - Lake District
Day 8 - Explore the Lake District
Day 9 - Guided walk
- Full Description
Today we take a domestic flight to Bariloche, an alpine resort in the stunning Andes. Here you are surrounded by dense forests, snow-capped peaks and vast freshwater lakes. The resort is famous for its outdoor activities including skiing, hiking, walking, canoeing, mountaineering, golf, horse riding, cycling, fishing, shooting and much more. Bariloche is also a perfect alpine retreat for those simply seeking to relax in florious scenery and fresh alpine air. Transfer to your chosen hotel for a 3-night stay.
Explore the Lake District
After a hearty breakfast, depending on the season, take to a lake or the hills on your chosen activity. Or book an optional excursion to explore the area including stunning Lake Nahuel Huapi, with its 7 sections carved by glaciers. The town of Bariloche is well worth exploring with many cafes, chocolate shops and boutiques and delightful Swiss-style alpine architecture. The resort has a very European feel.
Guided walk including lunch
Your final day in the Patagonian Alps is spent with our expert guide walking in the forest and visiting the most spectacular lookout points, with a picnic lunch served on the shore of the lake.
Bariloche & Lake District - Tourist Lodge
Located in the village of San Martin de los Andes, at the foot of the mountain you will find Hosteria Las Lengas, in a lush corner of a quiet road, three blocks from downtown and five from Lake Lacar. A cozy lodge with excellent services customised to your requirements. Las Lengas is a place where you will experience an enjoyable stay. The lodge has a lounge, bar, restaurant and swimming pool. Accommodation includes room and breakfast.
Bariloche & Lake District - First Hotel
Located in the heart of Bariloche city, 200 metres away from the Francisco Moreno Museum of Patagonia and the Bariloche Atomic Centre. The lake is a 7 minute walk from the hotel.
All rooms are supplied with: private bathroom, telephone, automatic wake up call service, central heating, colour cable TV and minibar. The hotel has the Del Lago Restaurant, lounge and cosy cafe/bar.
The hotel is one of the older hotels in Bariloche, built in the 1930's.
Bariloche & Lake District - First Hotel
The Llao Llao Hotel is located outside San Carlos de Bariloche within the Nahuel Huapi National Park. It is situated atop a small hill, surrounded by majestic mountain peaks, crystal blue lakes, rivers and colourful forests of different species. The hotel has a total of 160 rooms, all with private bathroom, telephone, cable TV and safety deposit box. There are a number of different excursions available from the hotel and many delightful walks very close by should you want to investigate alone. There is a health and fitness centre, entertainment area are and kids club as well as the spa and a golf course. The hotel restaurant offers regional and international specialities and there is an additional café restaurant and a bar with a winter garden.
Calafate - 3 Nights
Day 10 - El Calafate
Day 11 - Perito Moreno Glacier
Day 12 - Boat trip to Upsala and Spegazzini Glaciers
- Full Description
Flight to El Calafate
Take a domestic flight south to El Calafate, for a three night stay in a hotel by Lago Argentino.
Perito Moreno Glacier
Today we spend with your local guide exploring the massive Perito Moreno Glacier, the size of over 35000 football pitches. Named after the explorer Francisco Moreno, the glacier is unusual as it it one of only a few in the world that are advancing (not retreating). We visit various sections of the glacier where the silence is disturbed only by the creaking and groaning of ice which splinters, forming icebergs as we watch. The most dramatic section of all is where the glacier ice ruptures into Lake Argentino.
Boat trip to Upsala and Spegazzini
After breakfast, we take an invigorating boat trip on Lago Artentino to observe the Upsala and Spegazzini Glaciers. There are superb photo opportunities today as you get close to these natural wonders as their ice decends into the lake. Both these glaciers are retreating, which many scientists give as evidence for global warming. It really is a wonderful day's exploration today.
Perito Moreno Glacier - First Hotel
The Posada los Alamos Hotel is situated within 20,000 square metres of parks and gardens, by the shores of Lago Argentino and near downtown Calafate. All 144 rooms are comfortably furnished in a country style and all feature private bathroom facilities as well as mini-bar, safe and cable TV. The hotel has live entertainment, TV and reading rooms; a breakfast room and international restaurant. The hotel also features an indoor swimming pool and spa.
Perito Moreno Glacier - Tourist Hotel
In the heart of the Argentinean Patagonia stands the Esplendor del Calafate Hotel. Located in the center of the charming village of Calafate, the hotel has a marvelous view of the pristine Argentino Lake and the imposing Calafate Hill. Artfully constructed from natural materials such as slate stone and Quebracho wood, the hotel blends beautifully with its spectacular natural surroundings. Each room features a queen-size bed and other amenities include cable TV, telephone, mini bar, and in-room safe. The private bathroom is stocked with toiletries and a hairdryer. Accommodation includes room and buffet breakfast.
Perito Moreno Glacier - Deluxe Lodge
Thirty minutes away from El Calafate, Eolo is a unique place, that embodies the spirit of Patagonia & its staff have lived in Patagonia, thus knowing the area, its customs and its history will enhance your experience at Eolo. Your four day program includes: Full board, transfers non-alcoholic drinks & activities: trek-king, mountain bikes, bird watching, telescope for stargazing, indoor swimming pool, sauna, library, TV room and Internet.
Tierra del Fuego - 2 Nights
Day 13 - Tierra Del Fuego
Day 14 - Beagle Channel boat trip
- Full Description
Lapataia National Park
Transfer to the airport and fly to Ushuaia from where we travel to Tierra Del Fuego for a two night stay. Enjoy an afternoon included excursion to observe the windswept trees of Lapataia National Park, part of the Tierra Del Fuego National Park. We explore stunning coastal scenery spot rare wildlife, including Chilean dolphins, sea otters, blackish cinclodes and Pacific steamer ducks.
Beagle Channel boat trip
Tierra Del Fuego is Spanish for 'Land of Fire' named by the great explorers who discovered this remote part of the world when they observed fires on the shoreline as they sailed by. Today we travel in the wake of these adventurers on a boat trip into the icy Beagle Channel observing stunning glaciers, penguins, seal, sea-lions and stopping remote islands to gain insights into the unique flora and fauna of the world's most southerly point.
Ushuaia & Tierra del Fuego - Tourist Hotel
Located in central Ushuaia, Los Naranjos offers comfortable rooms with panoramic views of the surrounding Andean mountain range, the city or the Beagle Channel. All rooms have private facilities, free WiFi, and safe deposit box. The restaurant serves traditional Andean food as well as international dishes.
Ushuaia & Tierra del Fuego - Deluxe Resort
Situated on a natural balcony 800 metres above Ushuaia, Arakur Resort offers contemporary luxury rooms surrounded by panoramic views of the mountains, the bay and Ceroo Alarken nature reserve. There is a spa with indoor and outdoor pools and hot tubs, and the restaurant serves excellent international cuisine.
Return to Buenos Aires - 1 Night
Day 15 - Return to Buenos Aires
Day 16 - Fly back to the UK
Day 17 - Arrive in the UK
- Full Description
Return to Buenos Aires
Fly back to Buenos Aires for our last night in Argentina. Perhaps enjoy an evening tango show or a traditional Argentine steak dinner.
Fly back to the UK
Transfer to the airport for your overnight flight back to the UK.
Arrive in the UK
Arrive in the UK in the morning.
|Season||Low Season||High Season|
|Travel Dates||Mar-10 Jun, 17 Aug-12 Dec||22 Jun-16 Aug, 13 Dec-Feb|
|Multiple Travellers - Twin Room||£3,767||£4,315||£4,155||£4,703|
|Multiple Travellers - Own Room||£4,331||£5,115||£4,719||£5,503|
|Single Traveller - Own Room||£5,242||£6,464||£5,630||£6,852|
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- 17 Days / 14 Nights
- International flights (2 overnight)
- Internal flights
- Breakfast everyday and meals as described on the itinerary
- Transfers to and from airports
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- Excursions listed, all with expert, English-speaking guides
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