Contrasts Of Argentina

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This over two week program will take you through the most beautiful and diverse landscapes of Argentina. It begins in the city of Buenos Aires, which will dazzle you with its varied architectural styles and diverse culture and where you will also be able to enjoy an exquisite Dinner, with a Tango Show in a Buenos Aires theater. You are going to walk through the End of the World and canoe in the Beagle Channel; You will be able to observe the beautiful Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentine Patagonia, and feel the immensity of the impressive Iguazú Falls; in addition to breathing the tranquility of the Argentine Northwest with its majestic colors.

This package includes accommodation and the excursions detailed in the program.

Starts
BUENOS AIRES (AR)
Ezeiza International Airport, Buenos Aires.
Ends
Ezeiza International Airport, Buenos Aires.
Duration
16 Days
Frequency
Everyday
Included
*Nights of accommodation in a selected hotel in a standard room with breakfast included.
*Excursions and transfers detailed in the program.
*Taxes.
Not Included
*Flights or plane tickets (Aerolíneas Argentinas).
*Entrance fees to the National Park.
*Extras, meals, drinks and services not detailed in the program.
*Personal expenses.
*Bus Tickets or Bus Tickets
Physical Reqs.
Due to the degree of effort and difficulty that certain tours (Ushuaia and Calafate) present, it is not advisable for:
- Overweight people.
- Pregnant women.
- People who suffer from diseases with a risk of functional or organic deterioration during walking.
- People with motor difficulties.
- People with heart or respiratory difficulties.
- People in wheelchairs.
Difficulty
Low
What To Bring?
*In Iguazú we recommend bringing a swimsuit or light clothing that dries quickly. Some people bring a raincoat, a good idea would be to wear long sleeves as protection against sunburn and mosquitoes.
*In Salta we recommend bringing a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen at any time of the year.
*Money for personal expenses.
*Passport or any documentation that proves your identity.
Other
Rates NOT valid for:
*Carnival.
*Easter week.
*Long weekends.
*Winter Vacations (July).
*Conferences.
*Special dates.
*Rates subject to change without notice.
*To take the Minitrekking tour in El Calafate, the maximum age allowed is 65 years.

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Day 1
Arrival in Argentina
Autonomous City of Buenos Aires

After your arrival at the Buenos Aires airport, you will be transferred to the hotel located in the center of the city and the rest of the day will be free for you to enjoy as you wish. 

Day 2
Walking City Tour and Dinner-Tango Show
Autonomous City of Buenos Aires

At noon, around 12 noon, we will meet in the San Telmo neighborhood to begin a walking city tour Approximately 5 hours through the city of Buenos Aires that will allow you to experience the essence of Buenos Aires in each neighborhood, walking through its historical and popular sites, through streets that reveal the gaze of the Buenos Aires people, evidencing the transformations over time from its founding to today. 

We will use public, bus and subway transportation so that you can experience local life and in addition, you will live a unique and real contact experience where tango, soccer and Migratory currents built a reality so unique and irresistible that they turned this metropolis into one of the most attractive multicultural cities in the world.

The tour ends in the Recoleta neighborhood, a neighborhood where we will have lunch and once we finish, we are done the tour.

At night, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a complete dinner and a typical tango show at the La Ventana tanguería where you can enjoy beautiful numbers of dancing both tango and folklore along with a boleadoras number, a typical Argentine tradition. 
Once the show is over , you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Day 3
From Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

In the morning, after having breakfast at the hotel, we will pick you up and, after checking out, we will take you to the airport to travel to the city of Ushuaia, located in the southernmost province of the country.

Once there, a vehicle will pick you up at the airport and take you to the hotel and then you will have the rest of the day and night free to spend as you like in the city of Ushuaia.

Day 4
Trekking and Canoes

The departure for this excursion It is around 9 am from the hotel by minibus heading to Tierra del Fuego National Park, more precisely to Ensenada Zaratiegui, where we can enjoy beautiful views of the Beagle Channel, with the Redonda, Hoste and Navarino islands as protagonists. 

From there we undertake a walk along the Coastal Path, which consists of seven kilometers of route that will allow us to get to know the varied flora and birdlife of the Beagle Channel and the Fuegian forest, as well as vestiges of ancient Yámana settlements, native to the place.

Once the walk is over, after approximately 3 hours, we regain energy with a typical full lunch in a dome or tent.

After lunch, around 2 p.m., the canoe ride along the Lapataia River will begin, which brings us closer to the final objective, Lapataia Bay in the Canal. Beagle, precisely where the Pan-American Route and National Route No. 3 end.
From there they will begin the return to Ushuaia by minibus arriving at 4:30 p.m. approximately. You will have the rest of the afternoon and evening free to enjoy as you prefer.


Day 5
4x4 Adventure
Escondido and Fagnano Lakes

After breakfast at your hotel, they will pick you up between 8 and 8:30 am heading to the Lakes. The minibus will take route 3, which runs through part of the Fuegian mountain range and allows access to the Garibaldi Pass, a panoramic point from where you can see the objectives of the tour, the Escondido and Fagnano lakes. 

We will begin the descent and we will deviate from the route along old lumberjack tracks. Land Rover trucks allow you to reach places where access would be impossible otherwise, due to forest, mud and stones. Lake Fagnano surprises with its size and incredible landscape.

Around 12:30 p.m. you will arrive at the shelter where a delicious Creole barbecue awaits. 

After lunch and regaining energy, the adventure continues with the busy fording of Lake Fagnano to reach an internal route that leads to Lake Escondido, smaller in size but surrounded by an incomparable natural setting.

It starts around 2 p.m. Return to the city of Ushuaia, taking part of the old national route 3 and you will arrive at your hotel around 3:00 p.m.
You will have the rest of the afternoon and evening free to enjoy this beautiful city as you prefer.


Day 6
From Ushuaia to El Calafate

In the morning, after having breakfast at the hotel, we will pick you up and, after checking out, we will take you to the Ushuaia airport to travel to the city of El Calafate.

Once there, a vehicle will look for you through the airport and will take you to the hotel and then you will have the rest of the day and night free to enjoy as you like in the city of El Calafate.

Day 7
Minitrekking in Perito Moreno Glacier

After breakfast, we will pick you up at the hotel and begin the on the way to Los Glaciares National Park, where the tour guides will provide you with information about the place, the glacier and the excursion.

Once at the port “Bajo de las Sombras”, 70 km from El Calafate, we will embark to cross the Lago Rico, reaching the opposite coast after approximately 20 minutes of navigation in front of the imposing south face of the Perito Moreno Glacier. Upon disembarking, the mountain guides will take us to a cozy shelter with a privileged view of the glacier to begin the trekking. We will begin the tour with a walk along the coast of the lake and with our eyes perched on the glacier so as not to miss the opportunity to see landslides. Afterwards, the guides will give a talk about glaciology.

Upon reaching the edge of the glacier, with the surprising blue hues of the ice framing the landscape, subgroups of a maximum of 20 people each will be organized and they will be They will place the crampons and helmets provided by the company. Once on the glacier, you will receive a safety briefing and walk to enjoy this frozen paradise declared a World Heritage Site. 

The circuit on the glacier is of medium difficulty, the ice surface is irregular but firm and safe. During the walk you will be able to see a variety of typical glacier formations such as deep crevasses, blue sinkholes, huge seracs and turquoise lagoons.

At the end of the walk on the ice, you will visit the periglacial zone and the lateral moraine from where you will obtain a panoramic view of the Perito Moreno Glacier, the mountains and the lake. Then, we will begin the return along a path that crosses the lush Patagonian Andean forest, thus completing the THREE HOURS OF WALKING ALONG THE COAST OF THE LAKE, MORAINE, ICE AND FOREST (of which, approximately one hour is on the glacial ice). When you arrive at the refuge they will be waiting for you with a hot drink and a short time later we will board to return to Puerto Bajo de las Sombras, but first we will contemplate the enormous walls of the glacier from the boat.

The Minitrekking is done in a natural environment therefore the climatic conditions and characteristics of the glacier and its surroundings change daily. However, the excursion is not suspended as long as safety conditions allow it.

Day 8
Free day in El Calafate

The eighth day of this wonderful and complete trip through Argentina will be free so you can enjoy the city of El Calafate in the way you like best.


Day 9 
From El Calafate to Iguazú

In the morning, after having breakfast at the hotel, we will pick you up and, after checking out, we will take you to the El Calafate airport to travel to the city of Puerto Iguazú

Once there, a vehicle will pick you up at the airport and take you to the hotel and then you will have the rest of the day and night free to take advantage of you like the most in the city.

Day 10
Waterfalls on the Argentine side
Puerto Iguazú

On this regular excursion with a guide you will have the opportunity to see the Argentine side of the Iguazú Falls in three parts:

Devil`s Throat: The first part of the visit is aboard a small train that after 4 km arrives at the Devil`s Throat allowing you to reach the upper part of the Iguazú River. From here we walk along walkways that allow us to reach the balcony from where we can see the Devil`s Throat.

Upper Circuit: An ascent of 500 meters (45 minutes) will allow you to appreciate the Dos Hermanos, Bossetti waterfalls , Adan and Eva, Bernabe Mendez, Mbiguá and San Martin from the highest part.
 
Lower Circuit: With the company of a professional guide you can walk about 1300 meters for around 1 hour and 30 minutes to see the lower part of the falls. This excursion includes transfers to the Iguazú National Park Visitor Center where visitors can take the train that returns to the Devil`s Throat. 

Day 11
From Iguazú to Salta

In the morning, after having breakfast at the hotel, we will pick you up and, after completing your check-in out, we will take you to the Puerto Iguazú airport to travel to the city of Salta

Once there, a vehicle will pick you up at the airport and take you to the hotel and then we will take a City Tour of the city of Salta where you will discover the main attractions of this beautiful northern city.

Day 12
Salinas Grandes and Purmamarca
Salta and Jujuy

After breakfast at your hotel, we will pick you up to begin the day`s excursion towards the Tastil Ruins arriving then at San Antonio de los Cobres

There is a break to lunch and then we will begin to cross the route 40 until you reach the Salinas Grandes, right on the border between Salta and Jujuy. 

Next, the descent begins along Cuesta de Lipán where condors are generally sighted until arriving at the town Purmamarca and its Hill of Seven Colors. 

After touring this picturesque town, we will return to Salta by highway.

Day 13
Quebrada de Humahuaca
Jujuy

We will begin the day`s activity after breakfast at the hotel and it consists of a trip through the Quebrada de Humahuaca declared a World Heritage Site, where the The landscape and the colors of the hills combine with the equally colorful cultures that inhabit this area. 

It begins with the arrival at the Pueblito de Purmamarca to observe the Cerro de los Siete Colores, the Church and the Craft Market in the square.

We will pass by the Posta de Hornillos, continuing towards the town of Tilcara to visit the Pucará and the Archaeological Museum. 

We will continue towards Huacalera, a pass in the Tropic of Capricorn, from where you can see the colors of the hill called Pollera de la Colla. We will visit the Church of Uquía, where the paintings of the Arquebuceros Angels are found. Arrival to Humahuaca with its important Cathedral and the Independence Monument (El Indio) by the sculptor Soto Avendaño. 

After lunch we will observe the Painter`s Palette that frames the town of Maimará and we will return to Salta along the cornice road of abundant subtropical vegetation. 

We will pass through the Abra de Santa Laura, observing the La Ciénaga dam , Las Maderas and Campo Alegre, and returning to Salta through Vaqueros.

Day 14
Excursion to the Cafayate wine region
Salta

The tour begins at the Lerma Valley crossing tobacco fields and towns with colonial architecture like Germany, which used to be the end point of the Belgrano railway. 

We continue with the entrance to the Quebrada del Río Las Conchas where the curious formations eroded by wind and water will be the main attraction: the dunes, the toad, the bishop, the devil`s throat, the castles, the amphitheater, among others. 

Then we will continue along National Route 68 arriving at Cafayate, the youngest city in the Calchaquí Valleys recognized internationally for the strains of its wines, particularly Torrontés, which can be tasted during the visits. to its wineries, whether artisanal or industrial. 

You return to Salta along the same route, but as the sunlight will be completely different, the lighting will completely modify the landscape in the ravine .


Day 15
From Salta to Buenos Aires

In the morning, after having breakfast at the hotel, we will pick you up and, after checking out , we will take you to the Salta airport to travel to the city of Buenos Aires

Once there, a vehicle will pick you up at the airport and take you to the hotel located in the city center and the rest of the day will be free so you can enjoy it however you want. 


Day 16
Farewell to Argentina

After breakfast and checking out at the hotel, you will be transferred to the airport so you can take your return flight.



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Included services

Buenos Aires

1: Transfer Ezeiza Airport To The Center
1: Accommodation at your choice In Buenos Aires (2 nights)
2: Walking Tour
2: La Ventana Tango Show
3: Transfer Downtown Hotels To Ezeiza International Airport

Ushuaia

3: Transfer From The Airport To Hotel Centro De Ushuaia
3: Accommodation at your choice In Ushuaia (3 nights)
4: National Park With Trekking And Canoes
5: Escondido And Fagnano Lakes In 4x4
6: Transfer From Hotel Centro De Ushuaia To The Airport

El Calafate

6: Transfer From Airport To Hotel In Downtown El Calafate
6: Accommodation at your choice In El Calafate (3 nights)
7: Minitrekking Perito Moreno Glacier
8: Free day
9: Transfer From Hotel In Downtown El Calafate To Airport

Iguazu

9: Private Transfer From Airport To Hotel In The Center Of Iguazú
9: Accommodation at your choice In Iguazu (2 nights)
10: Iguazu Falls Argentina Side
11: Private Transfer From Hotel In The Center Of Iguazú To Airport

Salta

11: Transfer From Hotel In Downtown Salta To Airport
11: Accommodation at your choice In Salta (4 nights)
11: City Tour
12: Road To The Heights Tour - Salinas Grandes
13: Brown Of Humahuaca By Purmamarca And Tilcara
14: Excursion To Cafayate
15: Transfer From Hotel In Downtown Salta To Airport

Buenos Aires

15: Transfer Ezeiza Airport To The Center
15: Accommodation at your choice In Buenos Aires (1 nights)
16: Transfer Downtown Hotels To Ezeiza International Airport
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