Constance
Trip offered by Constance Travel expert in Argentina

Description

This trip is a complete tour of Argentina in 25 days, allowing you to get to know the country, including the main tourist destinations, Buenos Aires, as a starting point for the journey and cosmopolitan city, passing by the Iguassu Falls, famous for being one of the 7 wonders of the world, continuing to the Northwest, meeting the indigenous population, continuing on to Mendoza, wine oasis of the country and then entering the Argentinian Patagonia with the visit to Bariloche, city of lakes, Calafate, cradle of the Perito Moreno glacier, Ushuaia as the city of the end of the world and Puerto Madryn, city where you will find the most complete marine wildlife.

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This trip is a complete tour of Argentina in 25 days, allowing you to get to know the country, including the main tourist destinations, Buenos Aires, as a starting point for the journey and cosmopolitan city, passing by the Iguassu Falls, famous for being one of the 7 wonders of the world, continuing to the Northwest, meeting the indigenous population, continuing on to Mendoza, wine oasis of the country and then entering the Argentinian Patagonia with the visit to Bariloche, city of lakes, Calafate, cradle of the Perito Moreno glacier, Ushuaia as the city of the end of the world and Puerto Madryn, city where you will find the most complete marine wildlife.

What are you waiting for? It's bound to be un unforgettable vacation!

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  • 1
    Buenos Aires
    Day 1
    Buenos Aires

    Arrival in Buenos Aires and meeting with the staff. Overnight in the city.

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  • 2
    Buenos Aires - City tour
    Day 2
    Buenos Aires - City tour

    Sightseeing around the city of Buenos Aires. Overnight in the city. 

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  • 3
    Iguassu Falls - Brazilian side
    Day 3
    Iguassu Falls - Brazilian side

    Breakfast. Transfer to the airport early in the morning and fly to Iguazu. Reception at the airport and visit the waterfalls on the Brazilian side. Night in Puerto Iguazu.

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  • 4
    Iguassu Falls - Argentina Side
    Day 4
    Iguassu Falls - Argentina Side

    Visit Iguazu Falls on the Argentinian side, walking in a pristine forest and experiencing one of the most incredible tours in the world. Overnight near Iguazu Falls. 

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  • 5
    Iguassu - Salta
    Day 5
    Iguassu - Salta

    Transfer to the airport. Flight to Salta. Transfer to your hotel.

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  • 6
    Quebrada de Humahuaca
    Day 6
    Quebrada de Humahuaca

    The journey leaves from Salta, but really begins once arrived to Purmamarca Village where time will be enough to observe the Seven Colored Hill, the Church and the Craft Market on the square, and a small walk along its narrow streets. We continue towards the town of Tilcara where we visit the Pucará (ancient ruins), the Archaeological Museum, and Huacalera, then we cross the Capricorn Tropic, from where the colors of La Pollera del Coya Hill can be seen and really good pictures taken because of the daylight.

    We visit Uquía and its church, where the paintings of the Arcabuceros Angels (important vestige in the zone of the Cuzqueña School) are kept. Arrival to Humahuaca will be at noon, this town has an important Church and the Independence Monument (the Indian) of the sculptor Soto Avendaño.

    After lunch we´ll observe , from the route, La Paleta del Pintor  framing the town of Maimara. We continue to San Salvador de Jujuy where the Flag Hall and the Cathedral, characterized by its pulpit carved in wood and gold and the statues of Lola Moraare visited. Finally, we return to Salta through National Route N° 9 of abundant subtropical vegetation. The last stretch is: El Abra of Santa Laura, observing La Cienaga (The Swamp) dam, Las Maderas and Campo Alegre and returning to Salta through Vaqueros.

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  • 7
    Calchaquies Valleys - Cafayate
    Day 7
    Calchaquies Valleys - Cafayate

    The journey starts from Salta city to the south, along route 68 through the Lerma Valley and its historical towns. We reach Quebrada de las Conchas (the Shell´s Gorge), where wind and water erosion carved curious shapes on the rocks (The Amphitheater,´Devils throat, The Toad, The Castles, among others).

    When we arrive to Cafayate, we visit some wineries, famous for their production of Torrontes, with special characteristics due to the particularities of the climate and land.After lunch we return to Salta through the Quebrada de las Conchas (the Shells´ Gorge) and the Lerma Valley.

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  • 8
    Salta
    Day 8
    Salta

    Day at leisure.

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  • 9
    Salta - Mendoza
    Day 9
    Salta - Mendoza

    Transfer to the airport. Flight to Mendoza. Arrival and transfer to the hotel.

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  • 10
    Mendoza - High Mountain Aconcagua
    Day 10
    Mendoza - High Mountain Aconcagua

    Walk and enjoy the vastness of the mountain, noted for its rich landscape. Leaving the Pan-American route you will pass through landscapes of extraordinary beauty such as Potrerillos and Uspallata. Visit the historic Bridge Picheuta, Polvaredas, Punta de Vacas.

    Then arrive at Los Penitentes ski center and soon after to Puente del Inca with its fascinating geological formations and hot springs. Aconcagua Provincial Park entrance (only in summer months and as an option but we get to the Christ the Redeemer) continue along the path, making a stop at the "Mirador del Aconcagua" to get from there the best view of mount. Continue to Las Cuevas, Argentina last town on the road. Return to Mendoza. Christ the Redeemer can be reached only in the months of January through March.

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  • 11
    Mendoza - Winery Tour
    Day 11
    Mendoza - Winery Tour

    This tour covers a trip through the mendocinean agricultural oasis and grapes growing areas.

    Afterwards, we will visit important and traditional vinicultural farms, where we will have the opportunity to taste its delicious products, and a while later we will see the Carrodilla´s church, where the patron saint of vineyards, who has the same name of the church, is found.

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  • 12
    Mendoza - Bariloche
    Day 12
    Mendoza - Bariloche

    Transfer to the airport. Flight to Bariloche. Arrival and transfer to the hotel.

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  • 13
    Bariloche - Small Circuit with Campanario Mount
    Day 13
    Bariloche - Small Circuit with Campanario Mount

    Enjoy Circuito Chico, a small scenic tour including many lookout points including Lopez Bay, Punto Panoramico and Cerro Campanario. En route you will be able to taste local specialties and see many tourist attractions.

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  • 14
    Bariloche
    Day 14
    Bariloche

    Day at leisure. 

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  • 15
    Bariloche - Calafate
    Day 15
    Bariloche - Calafate

    Transfer to the airport in Bariloche. Today you will fly to El Calafate in Patagonia. Transfer to your hotel. 

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  • 16
    Calafate - Perito Moreno Glacier with nautic safari
    Day 16
    Calafate - Perito Moreno Glacier with nautic safari

    Departure to travel the 80 kms distance separating El Calafate and Perito Moreno glacier, unique in the world in constant progress. During the trip you will admire beautiful places in the Andean foothills, along the south bank of Lake Argentino. After crossing the river Centinela and Mitre, reach Brazo Rico to enter the Los Glaciares National Park.

    Bordering Lake Rico you will see icebergs floating on the water until we can finally appreciate the full extent of this natural wonder, which has been declared World Heritage. Return to El Calafate. 

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  • 17
    Calafate
    Day 17
    Calafate

    Free day.

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  • 18
    Calafate - Ushuaia
    Day 18
    Calafate - Ushuaia

    Today transfer to the airport in El Calafate. Flight to Ushuaia. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. 

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  • 19
    Ushuaia - Tierra del Fuego National Park
    Day 19
    Ushuaia - Tierra del Fuego National Park

    You are now in the southernmost protected area, the only national park that has coastlines, covering a stretch of 6 km over the Beagle Channel and an area of 63,000 hectares. It is reached by the National Highway No. 3 to N.A. meeting along the way Pipo River, Monte Susana, Ensenada Bay, Redonda Island, lake Roca Casita del Bosque, Laguna Verde and Negra, Beaver Dam, Lapataia Bay, marking the end of the route.

    The topography of the park is extremely varied, everything is a series of craggy mountains, rivers, valleys and lakes, resulting in varied landscapes from the picturesque and lively stream to the mass of towering mountains, or the extraordinary spectacle of the majestic Beagle Channel.

    During the spring and summer, you can admire varied and colorful flowers: mutillas, violet, primrose, white orchids, armories, white and yellow daisies, and the various tree species: Cinnamon, Burgundy, Misodendro parasites and the LlaoLlao, observing lichens, which hang in the form of a beard.

    The most common mammals are foxes and rabbits, but there are also muskrat and beaver. Among birds, Upland Goose and gray-headed, steamer ducks and great grebe, the black carpenter and rayadito giant, as well as exclusive marine birds such as albatross, the oystercatcher, and mammals such as seals and otters.

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  • 20
    Ushuaia - Trelew/Puerto Madryn
    Day 20
    Ushuaia - Trelew/Puerto Madryn

    Transfer to the airport. Flight to Trelew. Arrival and transfer to the hotel in Puerto Madryn.  

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  • 21
    Puerto Madryn - Peninsula Valdes
    Day 21
    Puerto Madryn - Peninsula Valdes

    You will visit one of the places chosen as Natural World Heritage sites by UNESCO, which for its unique characteristics hosts a variety of marine and terrestrial fauna hardly ever seen at a the same place. We will pick you up very early to begin getting to know the natural reserves and the most prominent touristic points of Valdés Peninsula protected area, among them are included the Interpretation center AmeghinoIsthmus, the Isla de los pájaros (The birds island), the sea lions colony in Punta Pirámides, the touristic village Puerto Pirámides from where the whales watching navigations are made (from June to December),

    You'll also see Salinas Chica and Grande that are among the greatest depressions in America, the elephant seal rookeries over the cost in Punta Delgada, Caleta Valdés (Valdés cove) and Punta Cantor, arriving to the Punta Norte lighthouse in the killer whales season. In the trip we will be able to see a lot of terrestrial fauna as guanacos, Maras, foxes, armadillos and rheas. During the day you will be advised by our guides, expert interpreters of the Patagonian nature.

    Available all year, changing the route and the reserves visited according to the fauna seasonality.

    • From June to December sightings of Whales are done, animals known for their gentleness, slowness and curiosity, which can get closer from incredible distances, allowing us to observe their so characteristic skin covered by callus. Occasionally they pass under the boat, emitting a sound and hopefully we will see them jump or at least spot some flapping of the tail.

    The rest of the year other boardwalks are carried out in Valdes Peninsula.

  • 22
    Puerto Madryn - Punta Tombo
    Day 22
    Puerto Madryn - Punta Tombo

    We will leave Puerto Madryn in the morning to visit the greatest continental Reserve of Magellan’s penguin, imagine walking between more than a half million penguins, this is what we will do when we arrive at Punta Tombo, with the necessary time to know its habitat and its way of life.

    Our tour guide will accompany you during the long walk that takes 2 hours and he will give you an Interpretation about the life of the penguins, discovering every detail about Patagonia. On the way back to our hotel, we will go to Trelew to visit the Museum of the dinosaurs EgidioFeruglio, considered the most important of South America.

    This museum is well known for its collection of Patagonians fossils and dinosaur’s skeletons. Full day excursion, going through 400 Km approx. (Departure time around 8.00 AM) The visit of Punta Tombo is carried out from the middle of September to the middle of April (season of Penguins), Trelew is carried outduring all the year. 

    ** When it is not time to see Penguins, the excursion is replaced by Chubut River Valley, for the history and culture of the first Welsh settlers in Patagonia. Visit the town of Gaiman as described and the city of Trelew.

  • 23
    Puerto Madryn/Trelew - Buenos Aires
    Day 23
    Puerto Madryn/Trelew - Buenos Aires

    Transfer to the airport of Trelew. Flight to Buenos Aires. Arrival and transfer to the hotel.

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  • 24
    Buenos Aires
    Day 24
    Buenos Aires

    Free day.

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  • 25
    Buenos Aires
    Day 25
    Buenos Aires

    Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

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  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes

    • 24 overnights with daily breakfast
    • Local mentioned excursions with specialized guides
    • All transfers Airport/Hotel/Airport in each city
    • Permanent staff assistances 24-hour a day

    Price does not include

    • Optional excursions
    • Domestic and International flights
    • National Park entrance fees
    • Travel and cancellation insurance
    • Personal Expenses
    • Meals
    • Supplement for hotel upgrades (Superior/Luxury)