Day 7 : Thu Mar 9, 2017 EL CALAFATE / PERITO MORENO GLACIER
Perito Moreno Glacier Tour
The Perito Moreno Glacier rises majestically 80 km away from El Calafate. This is one of the largest and the only advancing glacier in the world, as well as the biggest attraction at Los Glaciares National Park, a 600,000-hectare protected area covered by an ice mantle.
We will start by penetrating the Patagonic Andean forest and make a first breathtaking stop at "Curva de los Suspiros" (Curve of Sighs), where we will enjoy a first view of this incredible natural wonder. When we approach the glacier, we will walk down the wooden catwalks to approach the Glacier and admire from different panoramic points this wonderful creation of Mother Nature. We will be able to contemplate very closely when varied-sized ice blocks loosen and fall into the water with a great thunder becoming beautiful ice floes in the deep waters of the Lago Argentino. This day will be an unforgettable experience, a once in a lifetime delight.
Nautical Safari navigation
This activity is an ideal complement to the Perito Moreno glacier tour. It will allow us to appreciate very closely this wonder of nature. We will sail out of Bajo de las Sombras Bay port, 7 km away from the glacierïs catwalks, down to the southern side of the glacier. On our way, we shall contemplate ice blocks falling off until reaching the southern point of Los T‚mpanos canal, until reaching the standing point 300 m away from the southern wall of the glacier, where we shall stop to admire its greatness.
Tonight enjoy dinner at the hotel.
Overnight Hotel Imago or similar - Meals B D
Day 10 : Sun Mar 12, 2017 BUENOS AIRES - USA
Today you will be transfered to the International Airport of Buenos Aires for your flight to the USA. Arrival in the USA the next morning (3/13)
- porterage while on the trip except in custom area at airports
- Meals and beverages as detailed in the program
- Entrances, guides and local bus transportation and transfers
- domestic flights within Argentina ( Buenos Aires / El Calafate / Iguazu)
Does not Include :
- International flight
- services not detailed in the program, Gratuities to guides and drivers
- extra expenses at hotels ie phone, room service and additional meals
- visa requirements
Argentine Experience Tour
Enjoy an interactive dining experience in Recoleta. Chefs and guides will teach you about Argentine cuisine and culture, where you will participate in preparing 5 classic Argentine activities: make your own traditional empanadas, enjoy grilled provoleta cheese with sliced chorizo sausage and our homemade chimichurri, learn and enjoy unlimited Malbec wine, make your own alfajores (Argentina’s national sweet) and finally get taught about the history and etiquette of mate (Argentina’s national pastime).
Overnight Hotel Kenton Palace or similar - Meals B D
Day 4 : Mon Mar 6, 2017 BUENOS AIRES / IGUAZU
This morning you will depart Buenos Aires for your flight to Iguazu
This afternoon enjoy a guided tour of the Iguazu Falls
Beholding Breathtaking Panoramic Views of the Iguazu Falls from the Brazilian Border
With 80% of the falls located on the Argentine side, only from the Brazilian side can you see almost all of them at once, in breathtaking panoramic views. This is because the Brazilian footbridge lies across the river from the falls, offering a unique perspective and epic panoramic views which makes the Brazilian side different and absolutely complementary to what you get from the Argentinean side.
Overnight at Hotel Loi Suites or similar - Meals B D
Day 6 : Wed Mar 8, 2017 IGUAZU FALLS / EL CALAFATE
Transfer with private vehicle to Iguazu airport for your flight to El Calafate
Transfer to your hotel. Afternoon at Leisure
Overnight and dinner Hotel Imago or similar - Meals B D
Day 9 : Sat Mar 11, 2017 EL CALAFATE / BUENOS AIRES
Transfer to your hotel. Evening Tango Class
Private Group Tango lesson With a Professional Dancer
You will feel, and enjoy the authentic Tango Argentino, while accomplished and well-known argentine Tango dancers will introduce you to the fine art of Tango.
During this tango-learning class, you will have a personalized group lesson with a professional tango dancer, who will introduce you to the most important and treasured techniques and secrets of tango dancing.
Tango lesson will take 1 hour approximately
Dinner and Tango Show
Tonight you will be invited to experience an evening of charm, passion, and sensuality at one of the best Tango venues in Buenos Aires
Famous for its amazing nightlife and for being the land of Carlos Gardel, Buenos Aires countless gastronomic and artistic options. Tango portrays the ’Queen of the River Plate’ (’Reina del Plata’). We will enjoy an unforgettable night, surrender to the magic of this city that never sleeps and to the charm of this overwhelming and sanguine music —main protagonist of the night— while enjoying the best of its varied gastronomic offer.
The show is a journey through the history of Tango, where you’ll see different and authentic Tango styles, each with their own particular music, dancing style, and costumes.
Tango is a fundamental part of Argentine culture, even Pope Francis said that Tango “lives deep inside me, I often danced it in Argentina as a young man.”
Overnight Hotel Kenton Palace - Meals B, D
Day 1 : Fri, Mar 3, 2017 Evening flight to Buenos Aires from your home city
Day 2 : Sat, Mar 4, 2017 BUENOS AIRES
Flight arrival in Buenos Aires, Argentina!
Welcome at the airport and transfer with private vehicle to your hotel. Have some free time to freshen up before meeting your guide for an afternoon tour of this beautiful city.
Buenos Aires City Tour
Highlights: Recoleta - Palermo - Plaza de Mayo - Puerto Madero - San Telmo - La Boca
On an unforgettable route, we will live all the porteño magic. These few hours feature all the magic of Argentina"s capital city. In this most complete overview of the Paris of South America we will visit the glamorous neighborhoods of Recoleta and its most famous cemetery, Palermo, May Square and the Pink House, the Metropolitan Cathedral, the newest & trendiest Puerto Madero Area and many other emblematic buildings and palaces of unique architectural, historical, and cultural value. The visit would not be complete without the sights of the first settlements of the city of Buenos Aires. The pictoresque neighborhood of San Telmo, residence to the porteño aristocracy until the end of the XIX century and where the renowned antiques market is held every Sunday; Caminito Street, in the colorful, Italian immigrants neighborhood of La Boca.
Tonight you will join your Tour Manager for an interactive dining experience.
EVENTS & TRAVEL
Day 5 : Tue March 7, 2017 IGUAZU FALLS
Beholding the Unique Power of the Iguazu Falls from the Argentine Border
“You might have seen the photos. Even read about it. You might have visited other great waterfalls before. But you probably still have no idea what to expect when you come face to face with the almighty Iguazu Falls,” stated CNN in their article “Iguazu Falls: Why this natural wonder should be on everyone’s bucket list". To put that in perspective, Iguazu Falls is nearly twice as tall as Niagara Falls and nearly three times as wide. Even the late U.S. First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt was reportedly so impressed by the sight of Iguazu Falls that she exclaimed “Poor Niagara!”
In 1984, Iguazu Falls became a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and in 2011, it was selected as one of the 7 winners of the “New Seven Wonders of Nature” worldwide competition in which more than 100 million votes were cast.
Their size and scale are unlike any other waterfall on Earth. Made up of a system of 275 waterfalls, they have a staggering water flow of up to almost 3.5 million gallons (13 million liters) per second – enough to fill five Olympic swimming pools!
Unlike Niagara Falls, which is surrounded by developments such as casinos, a revolving restaurant, and coffee shops, Iguazu Falls are located within one of the few remaining inland rainforests in South America, the Atlantic rainforest, which is a haven for more than 2,000 plant species, about 400 birds species, and 80 types of mammals!
Adventure Navigation Tour
With powerful boats, we shall bounce into the Lower Iguazu River Canyon and bordering the San Martín Island we shall reach the Tres Mosqueteros Fall. At this point we shall be able to see the falls of both the Argentine and Brazilian sides and the Garganta del Diablo.
Finalizing this trip, we offer an unforgettable experience: baptism shower at the bottom of the San Martín waterfall, the hugest cascade any boat may endeavor. This excursion starts and concludes at the dock located in front of the San Martín Island.
Difficulty: 100 meter staircase. Trip restricted to children under 12 years old, pregnant women, people with osteoporosis, neck, back conditions or surgery and any person with any physical, cognitive and/or sensorial disability unable to react in a nautical emergency in rapids of the lower Iguazú River.
Overnight Hotel Loi Suites or Similar - Meals B
Day 8 : Fri Mar 10, 2017 EL CALAFATE / CRISTINA RANC
Cristina Ranch Tour
In an almost magical atmosphere, ice blocks floating adrift and impressive landscapes complete this unforgettable experience of full contact with Nature. Sailing out of Puerto Bandera, only 50 km away from El Calafate, a modern and comfortable ship will take us to see the best views of the occidental front of Upsala glacier, the second largest glacier in South America, located in Los Glaciares National Park. We will then sail the Cristina Canal to disembark at the ranch bearing the same name. There, we will enjoy a relaxing walk until reaching the Caterina River. Surrounded by an unforgettable beauty, we will visit the old shearing house, now turned into a museum. Aboard Jeeps, we will drive almost 10 km of mountain roads to reach the continental Ice Refuge, where we will walk over land eroded by glaciers and enjoy a privileged view. Lunch will be served at the Ranch.
Note : You may opt to join a local guide for a hike from the Continental Ice Refuge to the Upsala View point with views of Lake William and the stunning oriental front of the Upsala glacier, and the southern ice Field. From there you will start your trek to Canadon de los Fosiles, area where there are great concentration of fossils. This trek is a constant descent until reaching the valley of Estancia Cristina. (This program is suggested for people with good physical condition)- Extra fee
Overnight at Hotel Imago or smilar - Meals B L
Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls And Patagonian Glaciers
March 3 to March 13
$4,580 per person(airfares within Argentina are included!)
Please call for International Airfare
Out of this WORLD
Day 3 : Sun Mar 5, 2017 BUENOS AIRES / A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A GAUCHO
Home to the gaucho, the humid pampa is one of the most fertile natural prairies in the world and is famous for its production of beef and cereals. Only a few kilometers away from the City of Buenos Aires, in a natural environment with beautiful landscapes, we will be honored with their typical national asado, empanadas, and excellent Argentinian wines. The wild smell of the countryside will invite us to break away from routine and discover a charming hundred-year-old rural tradition in the midst of the XXI century. Folk songs and dances, equestrian activities, and unbeatable shows of traditional gaucho skills, such as ring races, cuadreras (horse races), entrevero de tropillas (horse games): let`s live the traditional lifestyle of Argentinian ranches through the gaucho, the greatest symbol of these lands.
Overnight Hotel Kenton Palace or similar - Meals B, L