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Argentina Glaciers, Lakes & Waterfalls

13 Days | A Signature Luxury Journey

13 Days

Argentina Glaciers, Lakes & Waterfalls

Welcome to Argentina!

13 Days Sample Journey

Trip at a Glance

Day 1

Arrival into Buenos Aires, Argentina. Take a stroll through the streets of historic Recoleta

Day 2

Soak up the atmosphere of Buenos Aires during an architectural, cultural, and art scene experience, including an inside visit to Teatro Colon

Day 3

Immerse yourself in an authentic tango lesson & dinner show at Gala Tango

Day 4

Fly to El Calafate, take in majestic Patagonia

Day 5

Sail between icebergs and mountains to admire Upsala Glacier and enjoy a cultural experience visiting Estancia Cristina

Day 6

Trek the magnificent Perito Moreno Glacier

Day 7

Fly to Bariloche, get lost in the natural beauty of the lake region

Day 8

Discover Lake Moreno & Lake Nahuel Huapi on a kayaking and hiking adventure

Day 9

Enjoy a day at leisure

Day 10 - 12

Fly to Iguazu Falls, head into the rainforest for a 3-night jungle & falls adventure with Awasi Iguazu

Day 13

Depart Argentina

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Day 1: ARRIVE BUENOS AIRES

Welcome to Argentina!

Your Signature Luxury Journey begins with a stay in Buenos Aires.

Explore Recoleta on foot and go off the beaten path. You will be introduced to the history, architecture, traditions, and unique features of this historic Buenos Aires neighborhood. Visit Recoleta Cemetery and hear fascinating tales about Evita Perón, the misfortune of Rufina Cambaceres, Tiburcia Dominquez’s miserly husband, and Admiral Brown. Stop by Pilar Basilica to admire its stunning architecture, then learn about the history of Recoleta Cemetery itself at the Recoleta Cultural Center and Old Monastery.

Visit El Ateneo which is as splendid as its name and exudes Buenos Aires’s nostalgic elegance. See Bourdelle’s Monument to Alvear, then continue to the Palais de Glace, where the Argentine tango came of age. Learn about the history of tango before visiting the BA Design Center and Terraces, the National Library, and the National Fine Arts Museum.

  • Accommodations: Park Hyatt Palacio Duhau
  • Meals Included: None Today
Day 2: BUENOS AIRES

Experience a mesmerizing day in Buenos Aires, “The Paris of South America”

The city combines the atmosphere of an old European town with the features of a Latin American capitol. Acquire a deep understanding of its characteristics, its history, its architecture, its culture, and its best stories. See the Metropolitan Cathedral, Palace of Congress, Plaza de Mayo, and Casa Rosada (Pink House). It was from the balcony here that Eva Perón famously addressed the throngs of impassioned supporters packed into the plaza.

Enjoy the magical atmosphere of the traditional neighborhood San Telmo and its cobbled streets. La Boca, the first Buenos Aires port and now a neighborhood with a unique beat, colorful, and overlaid façades, and the artsy Caminito. This street is among the most famous in the country.

Go off the beaten track to see the coolest street and graffiti art that provide a visually stunning introduction to the vibrant world of urban art in Buenos Aires and its compelling history. The route will introduce you to artworks of many different artists and will give insight on how the scene is evolving in different spaces and local urban art galleries.

Head to Teatro Colón, one of the most important opera houses in the world due to its acoustic excellence and beautiful architecture and enjoy a guided visit.

Café Tortini makes for a great stop, where you can enjoy lunch on your own. This quintessential Porteño café founded in 1858 and has remained the meeting place for famous artists and scholars throughout its 154 years, High profile visitors include Albert Einstein and Carlos Gardel, a French Argentine singer, songwriter, composer and actor, and the most prominent figure in the history of tango

  • Accommodations: Park Hyatt Palacio Duhau
  • Meals Included: Breakfast Today
Day 3: BUENOS AIRES

Relax at your hotel or explore the city on your own before this evening’s activities

Experience an intimate tango lesson at one of the city’s most authentic venues. Get in close with the sensual music and dance of the Tango, Argentina’s major cultural export. For all its diversity, the elusive spirit of Argentina as a country is present everywhere in Buenos Aires. The national dance, the tango, is perhaps the best expression of that spirit—practiced in dance halls, parks, open plazas, and ballrooms. It is a dance of intimate separation and common rhythm, combining both an elegant reserve and an exuberant passion.

The Gala Tango dinner show was specially created by La Ventana Tango House with a focus on those travelers looking for exclusive experiences with distinguished service. Gala Tango’s elegant VIP dining room in La Ventana’s carefully restored conventillo is ideally located in the historic neighborhood of San Telmo, offering a superb tango and folklore show, along with an authentic dinner, accompanied by the best Argentine wine and champagne.

  • Accommodations: Park Hyatt Palacio Duhau
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner Today
Day 4: BUENOS AIRES / EL CALAFATE

Fly to El Calafate, take in Argentina’s majestic Patagonia

Welcome to El Calafate!

Settle into your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.

  • Accommodations: EOLO
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Today
Day 5: EL CALAFATE

Enjoy the rugged beauty of Patagonia on a day of exploration to see Upsala Glacier and experience Estancia Cristina

Soak in the natural beauty of the region as you sail through the Argentino Lake, surrounded by the most amazing light blue colored icebergs. Located on the Northwest coast of the Argentino Lake, Estancia Cristina is surrounded by Los Glaciares National Park. Enjoy a guided walk up to Caterina River, then the chapel and the historical old house of the estancia. Take a 4×4 vehicle to start your trip to admire Upsala Glacier.

The Upsala Glacier, located a few miles from the estancia, is the second largest glacier within the national park. Once you reach the Upsala viewpoint, you will have the most stunning views of the Oriental Front of the glacier, William Lake, the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, and Andes Mountain Range.

  • Accommodations: EOLO
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Today
Day 6: EL CALAFATE

Venture out for an exhilarating experience on a Perito Moreno Glacier mini trek

It is said that a visit to the Los Glaciares National Park is a “must” in a lifetime. There is no doubt that the Perito Moreno Glacier is the most beautiful of Los Glaciares National Park. It originates at the Continental Ice Field and descends through colossal mountains, to penetrate the waters of the Argentino Lake. This unique landscape is framed by the greenest of forests and the most colorful flowers.

Embark on a 20 minute navigation across the Rico Arm, enjoying breathtaking views of Perito Moreno Glacier’s front wall. Once on the ice, enjoy the two-hour circuit that introduces you to the fascinating landscape of the glaciers, streams, small lagoons, gullies, crevasses, and ice formations of the most incredible blues.

After lunch, continue to the glacier’s footbridges (viewpoints). From this point, you will clearly see ice blocks of different sizes continually detaching from the glacier and falling into the water, causing a tremendous sound, and amazing waves which makes this view an unforgettable sight.

  • Accommodations: EOLO
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Boxed Lunch & Dinner Today
Day 7: EL CALAFATE / BARILOCHE

Fly to Bariloche, in Argentina’s lake region

Arrive in Bariloche, head to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure in the beautiful lake region.

  • Accommodations: Hotel Villa Beluno
  • Meals Included: Breakfast Today
Day 8: BARILOCHE

Embark on a day of exploration on Lake Moreno and Lake Nahuel Huapi

Head to Lopez Bay where your kayak awaits to begin your adventure. As you paddle, enjoy the vistas of Lake Nahuel Huapi and the Andes mountains. Discover the coastlines and hidden bays that can only be accessed on water. In one of the hidden bays, enjoy an outdoor picnic before continuing to the starting point of your hike.

Enjoy a hike on the Tristeza Branch lookout trail. As you trek from one viewpoint to another, be amazed by the panoramic views that showcase Lake Nahuel Huapi, its islands, neighboring hills, and the magnificent Mount Tronador, with its glaciers and the endless snow of the Andes.

  • Accommodations: Hotel Villa Beluno
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch Today
Day 9: BARILOCHE

A day of leisure!

Explore the lake region on your own or relax and take in the natural beauty of the area.

  • Accommodations: Hotel Villa Beluno
  • Meals Included: Breakfast Today
Days 10-12: BARILOCHE / IGUAZU FALLS

Fly to Iguazu Falls and head into the rainforest for an all-inclusive jungle and falls adventure

Iguazú Falls are often heralded as the most beautiful falls in the world. The unbelievable and spectacular falls are a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site. Upon seeing Iguazú for the first time, first Lady Eleanor Roosevelt reportedly exclaimed “Poor Niagara!” Vastly larger than North America’s Niagara Falls, the Iguazú Falls are made up of 275 separate cataracts that stretch for 2.5 miles, plunging 269 feet into the Iguazú River.

Awasi brings you the Iguazú Falls as you have never experienced them. Situated on the banks of the River Iguazú, each villa will be assigned with a private guide and four wheel drive, allowing guests to explore at their own pace, visiting where they want, when they want, and for however long they want. Choose between private full-day excursions or two half-day excursions that best suit your interests. Excursions include: visits to the Argentine and Brazilian side of the falls; explorations to the Atlantic rainforest; Guarani tribal village; Bird Park; and excursion to see the 18th century Jesuit ruins.

  • Accommodations: Awasi Iguazu
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Daily

 

Day 13: DEPART ARGENTINA

Depart Buenos Aires

Fly to Buenos Aires and bid farewell to Argentina as you head out today.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast Today
FOR TRIP PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
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Desire a perfect trip? With the help of our travel specialists, this journey can be customized around your specific interests, tastes and preferences. We will provide helpful tips and honest advice based on first-hand knowledge of the destination.

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