Argentina Highlights In 12 Days: Buenos Aires, Southern Patagonia & Iguazu Falls

12-Day Buenos Aires, Calafate, Ushuaia, Puerto Iguazu

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We are a team of adventurers that will help you discover the best places in the world. We'll guide you throughout the adventures so you can live unique and life changing experiences.

We are a team of adventurers that will help you discover the best places in the world. We'll guide you throughout the adventures so you can live unique and life changing experiences.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Buenos Aires

Stop At: Ezeiza International Airport, AU Tte. Gral. Pablo Riccheri Km 33,5, B1802 Ezeiza, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Upon arrival in Buenos Aires you’ll be met at the airport by one of our Destination Hosts and will have a private transfer to your hotel. Our Destination Host will check with you the details of your itinerary, provide you with printed documentation, and add any extra information you might need. They will be ready to answer your questions, give you tips about places to go, restaurants to eat and anything else you might be interested in. You’ll have the rest of the day free to relax at your hotel or go out and enjoy this vibrant city.
Duration: 1 day

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight at a hotel of your chosen category in Buenos Aires

Day 2: Buenos Aires / Puerto Iguazu - Half-Day Iguazu National Park: Brazilian Side

Stop At: Aeroparque Internacional Jorge Newbery, Av. Costanera Rafael Obligado s/n, C1425 CABA, Argentina
At the appropriate time, you will have a private transfer to the domestic airport to take your morning flight to Puerto Iguazu.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Puerto Iguazu, Puerto Iguazu, Province of Misiones, Litoral
Upon arrival to Puerto Iguazu Airport, you'll be driven to your hotel (shared service). This little and relaxing town is the gate to visit the impressive Iguazu Falls, which have been recently declared as one of the New Seven Natural Wonders!, making them a must-see destination for any traveler visiting Argentina.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Parque Nacional do Iguacu, Rodovia Br-469 Km 1-8, Foz do Iguacu, State of Parana 85853-830 Brazil
Early in the afternoon, you will enjoy a half-day tour to the Brazilian side of the Iguazu Falls National Park (shared service), from where you will enjoy vast panoramic views that will allow you to take the waterfalls in their entirety.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Iguazu Falls, Foz do Iguacu, State of Parana 85855-750 Brazil
Upon arrival to the National Park, and after a short briefing about the place, you’ll begin to tour the half-mile viewing walkway that provides spectacular panoramic views of the front of the falls. At the end of the circuit, you will approach Floriano Fall and get sprayed by its heavy mist. After enjoying some wonderful views, you will be taken back to your hotel.

IMPORTANT: In order to visit the Brazilian side of the falls passengers must arrive into Iguazu at 11:30 a.m. OR earlier. It is the traveler's responsibility to make sure they meet Brazil's entry and travel requirements to cross the international border.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a hotel of your chosen category in Puerto Iguazu

Day 3: Puerto Iguazu - Full-Day Iguazu National Park: Argentine Side

Stop At: Parque Nacional Iguazu, Ruta 101 Km 142, Puerto Iguazu 3370 Argentina
After breakfast, you will depart on a full-day tour to the Argentine side of the Iguazu Falls (private service); where you’ll be able to witness the jungle’s beauty and have intimate views of this unforgettable section of the Iguazu River.
Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes

Stop At: Garganta del Diablo, Iguazu National Park, Puerto Iguazu Argentina
Upon entering the National Park, an ecological train ride will take you to the impressive Devil’s Throat, the most important of all 275 waterfalls that comprise the Iguazu falls system.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Iguazu Falls, Iguazu National Park 3370 Argentina
As the tour continues, your guide will show you the best views of this world-famous nature wonder as you walk the lower and upper trails for some different perspectives. After enjoying unique views of the falls, you will return to your hotel in the late afternoon.

**OPTIONAL: we highly recommend upgrading this excursion to include a boat tour experience. The boat tour allows you to get a close-up view of the falls and get showered by its water. To add this in advance, please write it down in the special requirements box (while booking) and we’ll quote it for you.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a hotel of your chosen category in Puerto Iguazu

Day 4: Puerto Iguazu / Buenos Aires - Dinner & Tango Show

Stop At: Cataratas International Airport, Camino Anexo Ruta Provincial 101, N3370, Misiones, Argentina
After enjoying your final hours in Puerto Iguazu, a shared transfer will take you to the airport to take your flight back to Buenos Aires.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Aeroparque Internacional Jorge Newbery (AEP), Buenos Aires, Argentina
Upon arrival in Buenos Aires, you will have a private transfer to your hotel.
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Aljibe Tango, Balcarce 425, C1064AAI, C1064 AAI, Buenos Aires, Argentina
In the evening you will be picked up from your hotel to be driven to one of Buenos Aires’ most emblematic cultural highlight’s: a Dinner and Tango Show offering a spectacular demonstration of the finest local dancing accompanied by delicious Argentine cuisine and all the malbec you’d like. At the end of the evening, you will be driven back to your hotel (shared service).
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at a hotel of your chosen category in Buenos Aires

Day 5: Buenos Aires - City Tour

Stop At: Buenos Aires, Argentina
In the morning, you’ll be picked up from your hotel to enjoy a City Tour (shared service).
Over the course of the tour, you will have the chance to visit the historical and political centre of the city: the May Square, San Telmo with its cobblestone streets, La Boca where Buenos Aires turns colorful and tango is ever present, and the chic and aristocratic Recoleta, where the big palaces remind us that Buenos Aires was once the Paris of the South. You will be back at your hotel around noon time and will have the rest of the day free to enjoy as you wish.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a hotel of your chosen category in Buenos Aires

Day 6: Buenos Aires/ Ushuaia

Stop At: Aeroparque Internacional Jorge Newbery (AEP), Buenos Aires, Argentina
At the appropriate time, you will have a private transfer to the domestic airport to take your flight to Ushuaia.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ushuaia Airport, V9401 Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego Province, Argentina
Welcome to Argentina’s southernmost city! Upon arrival at Ushuaia airport, you'll be taken to your hotel (shared service).
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Ushuaia, Ushuaia, Province of Tierra del Fuego, Patagonia
You'll have the rest of the day free to to explore the city and go for a picturesque walk or watch boats come in and out of the port. You can also try some delicious fresh seafood or learn about the region’s history at the Maritime Museum (Old Ushuaia Prison).
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a hotel of your chosen category in Ushuaia

Day 7: Ushuaia - Full-Day Trekking & Paddling in the National Park

Stop At: Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego, Avenida Gral San Martin 1395, Ushuaia V9410BGA Argentina
After breakfast, you will leave on a full-day excursion to Tierra del Fuego National Park. This tour (shared service), will give you the opportunity to get off the beaten path and see a side of the park that most visitors miss.
Upon entering the park, you’ll reach Ensenada Bay, where you’ll be able to enjoy beautiful views of the Beagle Channel. From there, you’ll start hiking through the Shore Path (for 7 km or 4.4 miles) to spot the diverse flora and bird fauna of the region. Winter: over winter season the Shore Path remains closed, so instead, we take short hikes through the woods to discover its wonders.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Lago Roca, Tierra del Fuego National Park Argentina
After a 3-hour hike (during summer), or hiking for about 90 minutes (during winter), you’ll access Acigami Lake (also known as Roca Lake), where you’ll enjoy a comforting hot lunch within our tent dome. Afterwards, you’ll start your paddle journey down the Lapataia river (1hr approx).
Duration: 2 minutes

Stop At: Bahia Lapataia, Ushuaia Argentina
Your paddle will end at Lapataia Bay (in the Beagle Channel), where the National Route Nº 3 comes to its end. After enjoying the final views of the day, you’ll be driven back to your hotel.
Note: canoeing is subject to weather conditions. Canoeing difficulty: low. IMPORTANT: In June this tour does not operate so we replace it for a different one of your choice.
Duration: 15 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight at a hotel of your chosen category in Ushuaia

Day 8: Ushuaia - Beagle Channel Cruise

Stop At: Canal Beagle, Ushuaia Argentina
After breakfast, you’ll make your way to the pier for a boat cruise on the famous Beagle Channel (transport to the pier is not provided). Gain gorgeous panoramas of Ushuaia Bay and see diverse marine wildlife like cormorants and fur seals on De los Lobos and De los Pajaros islands. Very close to those, is Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse, an authentic symbol of Ushuaia, built in 1919. Hop off the boat on one of the Bridges Isles, where you’ll walk and listen to the history of the native inhabitants, the Yamanas. As this is the largest island, you’ll enjoy amazing panoramic views of the Beagle Channel with the town of Ushuaia in the distance. During the cruise, you will be offered included snacks and a glass of mate, the typical Argentine beverage. After the tour, you’ll get back to your hotel by your own means. The rest of the afternoon is yours to enjoy as you wish.

**OPTIONAL: If you would prefer to upgrade this tour to include the Magellanic Penguin Rookery visit on Martillo Island, please write it down in the special requirements box (while booking) and we’ll quote it for you. Please note this optional excursion is available from October to April and from July to mid September.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a hotel of your chosen category in Ushuaia

Day 9: Ushuaia / El Calafate

Stop At: Ushuaia Airport, V9401 Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego Province, Argentina
At the appropriate time, you will be transferred to Ushuaia airport (shared service).
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: El Calafate Airport, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina
Upon arrival at El Calafate Airport, you’ll be transported to your hotel (shared service).
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: El Calafate, El Calafate, Province of Santa Cruz, Patagonia
After check-in, you have the rest of the day free to explore local shops and restaurants around town, or venture outside El Calafate to surrounding areas like Laguna Nimez, where you’ll see a beautiful sunset (the front desk personnel at your hotel can give you information on transportation, hiking and more).
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a hotel of your chosen category in El Calafate

Day 10: El Calafate - Full-Day Perito Moreno Glacier with Boat Tour Included

Stop At: Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, Avenida Del Libertador 1302, El Calafate Z9405AHY Argentina
After an early breakfast, head out for a full-day guided excursion to Los Glaciares National Park, where you’ll see Perito Moreno Glacier.
Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes

Stop At: Pasarelas Perito Moreno, Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, El Calafate 9405 Argentina
Admire beautiful views of this UNESCO World Heritage Site on a boat cruise, which allows you to see the glacier up-close. Then take a walk on nearby walkways that will lead you to viewing platforms which showcase the 19-mile-long (30 km) Perito Moreno Glacier from different angles. Stop for lunch at the park before continuing your exploration (lunch is not included). After your visit to the national park, you’ll be driven back to your hotel in El Calafate, where you’ll have free time to eat dinner and relax.

**OPTIONAL: If you would prefer to upgrade your tour to include the Mini-Trekking or Big Ice excursions, both of which allow you to hike the glacier, please write it down in the special requirements box (while booking) and we’ll quote it for you.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a hotel of your chosen category in El Calafate

Day 11: El Calafate / Buenos Aires

Stop At: El Calafate Airport, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina
Today you will have the morning to do as you wish. You may relax at your hotel or wander around town looking for some souvenirs before departing back to Buenos Aires. If you’d like to book an extra tour for today, please let us know in advance! At the appropriate time, you’ll be driven back to El Calafate airport (shared service).
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Aeroparque Internacional Jorge Newbery (AEP), Buenos Aires, Argentina
Upon arrival in Buenos Aires, you will have a private transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day will be yours to do as you wish.
Duration: 40 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a hotel of your chosen category in Buenos Aires

Day 12: Buenos Aires

Stop At: Ezeiza International Airport, AU Tte. Gral. Pablo Riccheri Km 33,5, B1802 Ezeiza, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Day at leisure to continue exploring Buenos Aires city. At the appropriate time, you will have a private transfer to the international airport for your flight back home.
NOTES: Our itinerary is pretty flexible, so if you need to add extra nights or want to add extra tours to the itinerary, we can quote them for you. Just make sure to let us know in advance using the special requirements box while booking.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.