Argentina in 12 Days

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Buenos Aires, Iguazu & Patagonia

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An essential tour of Argentina, discover the diversity of this South American country from cosmopolitan Buenos Aires to the mighty Iguazu Falls and the captivating scenery of Patagonia!

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Buenos Aires
Iguazu Falls, Argentinian side
Perito Moreno
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All flights
Accommodation
All transfers.
Activities
Breakfast only
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until December 2023
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From + £ 290
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Travel to the home of the tango and get to know the elegant neighbourhoods and exquisite gastronomy of Buenos Aires. Fall in love with nature at the Iguazu Falls, where the powerful waterfalls captivate your senses. Discover Patagonia in El Calafate and visit the famous Perito Moreno located in this land of glaciers and spectacular landscapes.

12 days trip including flights*

10 days and 9 nights in destination

1

LON - BUE

2

LON - BUE

Buenos Aires

3

Buenos Aires

4

El Calafate

5

El Calafate

6

El Calafate

7

Iguazu

8

Iguazu

9

Iguazu

10

Buenos Aires

11

BUE - LON

12

BUE - LON

* It may change depending of your departure city, departure date and arrival date.

The calendar does not display internal flights, trains or other transportation included in the itinerary.

1st Day: UK/Ireland - Night on board

Arrival at yor departure airport ready to check-in for a flight to Buenos Aires. Night on board. 

Important: If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

2nd Day: Buenos Aires

Arrive in Buenos Aires, a sprawling city, full of colonial architecture and vibrant culture. Spend the day getting to know this exciting city at your leisure. Overnight stay in Buenos Aires.

If your flight arrives in Buenos Aires in the early hours of the morning, and you wish to have your room available before 15:00, you can book early check-in in the next step of the booking process.

3rd Day: Buenos Aires

Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the day on an included tour exploring the charming corners of the city. The city is known as the birthplace of the Tango. Explore the contrasting neighbourhoods: the colourful houses of La Boca, the culture of La Recoleta, the old town, San Telmo or the young, vibrant neighbourhood of Puerto Madero. Overnight stay at in Buenos Aires.

Included
Buenos Aires City Tour
4th Day: Bunos Aires - Calafate

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for a flight to El Calafate, a town near the edge of the unique region of Southern Patagonia, and home to the huge Perito Moreno glacier. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight in El Calafate.

5th Day: El Calafate

Breakfast at the hotel. Journey to Perito Moreno, the most famous glacier in the world. On arrival, enjoy an included tour at Los Glaciares National Park to view Lake Argentino, Argentina´s biggest freshwater lake and visit 'the curve of sighs.' From here it is possible to contemplate El Perito Moreno. Stroll along the walkways in front of the glacier to see this spectacular ice mass from different perspectives. Overnight in El Calafate.

Included
Full-Day Perito Moreno Excursion
6th Day: El Calafate

Breakfast at the hotel. Free day to enjoy the surroundings or do some shopping. Soak up the atmosphere of this beautiful environment and indulge in the local cuisine. Overnight in El Calafate.

7th Day: El Calafate - Iguazú

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for flight to Iguazu, home of the mighty Iguazu Falls! Take the day at your leisure and if the arrival time allows, we suggest enjoying a bike ride through the jungle or rest in this beautiful natural setting. Overnight in Iguazu.

8th Day: Iguazú Falls

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a full day tour on the Argentinian side of the Iguazu Falls. Discover one of the greatest creations of Mother Nature from the green train which transports you to two trails. Start on the upper trail following 800 metres of suspended walkways and a view of the falls from above. Then continue to the lower trail and discover the suspended footbridges alongside the falls. We suggest our optional excursion which will take you on a boat right under the waterfalls to get an up-close perspective of the falls.* Overnight in Iguazu.

* Optional Excursion Iguazu Great Adventure: Enter the jungle by the Yacaratiá trail in trucks specially designed for this environment. This 5 kms long stretch ends at Puerto Macuco. At its dock, board a boat that sails in the Lower Iguazu River for as long as 6 kms, heading towards the waterfalls area, enjoying plentiful rapids. Upon reaching the Tres Mosqueteros Fall, see the falls of both the Argentinian and Brazilian sides crowned by the view of the Garganta del Diablo (Devil’s Throat). Afterwards, the most exciting point comes when facing the incomparable San Martín waterfall, the second in dimension and the hugest any boat may face. If you choose to take the optional, it will replace a part of the included tour on this day.

Included
Argentinian side of the Iguazu Falls Excursion
Optional
Iguazu Great Adventure Excursion
9th Day: Iguazú Falls

Breakfast at the hotel. Take an included excursion to the waterfalls on the Brazilian side of the border for a different perspective of this wonder of nature and for a chance to see some unforgettable panoramic views of the thundering falls and the lush landscapes that surround them. Return to the Argentinian side for your overnight stay in Iguazu.

Included
Brazilian side of the Iguazu Falls Excursion
10th Day: Iguazú Falls - Buenos Aires

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport to board a flight to Buenos Aires. Spend the afternoon to further discover the vibrant capital. Overnight in Buenos Aires.

 

11th Day: Buenos Aires - Night on Board

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for the flight back to the UK/Ireland. Night on board.

12th Day: UK/Ireland

Arrive in UK/Ireland and end your trip.

Accommodation: 9 Nights

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Included activities

If you have reduced mobility you can request assistance for these activities by speaking to one of our experts
Included

Included activity for day 3

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

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Buenos Aires City Tour

Set off on a 3-hour city tour of Buenos Aires today! Visit the glamorous neighborhoods of Recoleta and Palermo and see Plaza de Mayo and Casa Rosada. Visit the Metropolitan Cathedral and explore Puerto Madero, San Telmoa and the La Boca neighborhood.

Not included: Entry to Recoleta Cemetery not included

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Included

Included activity for day 5

Duration 08:00h Approx. Pick up time: 09:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

Full-Day Perito Moreno Excursion

Journey to the amazing Perito Moreno, the most famous glacier in the world! Begin the day with a walk through the Patagonian Andean forest, stopping at the Curva de los Suspiros viewpoint. Next, get up close tp the glacier up-close on a series of walkways.

Not included: Entrance fee

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Included

Included activity for day 8

Duration 07:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:15 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

Argentinian side of the Iguazu Falls Excursion

Spend the day exploring the Argentinian side of the Iguazu Falls, including the Devil's Throat viewpoint and walk along a series of footbridges to get up close to the thundering falls!

Not included: Entrance fee

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Included

Included activity for day 9

Duration 07:00h Approx. Pick up time: 06:40 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

Brazilian side of the Iguazu Falls Excursion

Experience the beauty of the Iguazu Falls from the Brazilian side of the border! Explore the beautiful visit Iguazu River Canyon Iguazu Park, take in the views from Salto Floreano viewpoint and visit Iguazu River Canyon.

Not included: Entrance fee

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
If you have reduced mobility you can request assistance for these activities by speaking to one of our experts
Optional

Suggested activity for day 8

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

Iguazu Great Adventure Excursion

Begin with a 4x4 ride through the verdant rainforests of Iguazu. Next, ride a Zodiac boat along the Lower Iguazu River, passing through the rapids and before entering the Canyon of the Devil's Throat and viewing the huge San Martín waterfall.

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The price includes

  • Included in all our trips. more information
  • Departure from the main UK/Ireland airports.
  • International flight: UK/Ireland - Buenos Aires - UK/Ireland.
  • Internal flights: Buenos Aires - El Calafate - Iguazú - Buenos Aires. *
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  • Train to the Devils Throat waterfall.
  • 9 nights accommodation in Superior category hotels.
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  • 9 Breakfasts.
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Visits as indicated in the itinerary with an English-speaking guide.
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  • Air taxes and fuel-surcharge.
  • ATOL Protection.
  • Specialized guide for each excursion, region or city
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Tourist Tax . National Park Entrance Fees - approximately £25, hotel/city tax, drinks, tips and anything not mentioned in the Price Includes section.

If your destination is in the USA or Canada, or if your selected flights to a different destination have connections in the USA or Canada, it is mandatory to have an ESTA (for USA) or an eTA (for Canada) before travelling.

ESTA: https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/

eTA: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/visit-canada/eta.html

* Documentation of the internal flights will either be available in the "My bookings" section in your "Customer Area" 14 days before your trip or delivered to you on arrival at your destination. It is essential to fill in the passport information correctly for each passenger in the given boxes at the end of the reservations process.

Maximum checked baggage limit on internal flights is 15kg.

  • Entry requirements
    Passport must be valid at time of entry. One passport page required.
  • Visa
    No visa is required to enter the country if you are staying less than 90 days.
  • Currency
    Argentine Peso.
  • Language
    Spanish.
  • Electricity
    220 V.
  • Health
    Vaccination against Yellow Fever is recommended in the case of prolonged travel to areas where there is a high risk of exposure to mosquitoes. Travelers over 60 years must consult their doctor as the Yellow Fever vaccine can have serious side effects.
  • Time zone
    UTC - 03:00.
  • Other useful information
    Mate is a national symbol that is associated with hospitality and social gathering.
  • Tourist Office website
    https://www.argentina.travel/

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category.

The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

 

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