Argentina in 12 Days

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From the Iguazu Falls to Patagonia

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The ideal trip for those short on time who want to experience the diverse landscapes of Argentina! Explore the vibrant capital, come face-to-face with the Iguazu Falls and see the Perito Moreno glacier in El Calafate.

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Argentinian Patagonia
Barrio La Boca
Buenos Aires
El Calafate
Iguazu Falls, Argentinian side
Perito Moreno
San Telmo
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All flights
Accommodation
All transfers.
Activities
Breakfast only
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Travel to the home of the tango and get to know the elegant neighborhoods and exquisite gastronomy of Buenos Aires. Fall in love with nature at the Iguazu Falls, where the power of nature will captivate your senses! Discover Patagonia in El Calafate and visit the famous Perito Moreno located in this land of epic landscapes and ancient glaciers!

12 days trip including flights*

10 days and 9 nights in destination

1

NYC - EZE

2

NYC - EZE

Buenos Aires

3

Buenos Aires

4

BUE-FTE

El Calafate

5

El Calafate

6

El Calafate

7

FTE-IGR

Iguazu

8

Iguazu

9

Iguazu

10

IGR-BUE

Buenos Aires

11

BUE - NYC

12

BUE - NYC

* 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: US - Night on board

It's time to set off on an adventure to Argentina! Arrive at your US departure airport ready to check in for a flight to Buenos Aires. Night on board. 

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

Touch down in Buenos Aires, a sprawling city, full of colonial architecture and vibrant, Argentinan culture! Transfer to the hotel, get settled in and spend the remainder of the day getting to know this exciting city at your leisure! Check out its atmospheric tango clubs, excellent restaurants and bustling shopping streets. Overnight stay in Buenos Aires.

3rd Day: Buenos Aires

Breakfast at the hotel. Set off on a 3-hour city tour of Buenos Aires today! Known as the 'Paris of South America', visit the glamorous neighborhoods of Recoleta and Palermo and see Plaza de Mayo and the famous Casa Rosada government office. Visit the Metropolitan Cathedral and explore the unique architecture of trendy Puerto Madero. Step back in time to San Telmo, known for its renowned antique market, held every Sunday and stroll along Caminito Street, in the colorful neighborhood of La Boca. The remainder of the day is free to explore Buenos Aires at your leisure. Overnight stay in Buenos Aires.

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

Breakfast at the hotel. Begin your exploration of the natural landscapes of Argentina today as you transfer to the airport to catch a flight to El Calafate, a town at the edge of Southern Patagonia, and the gateway to the incredible Perito Moreno glacier! Arrive, transfer to the hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure exploring the town and sampling the unique cuisine on offer in this other-worldly region of Argentina! Overnight stay in El Calafate.

5th Day: El Calafate

Breakfast at the hotel. Journey to the amazing Perito Moreno, the most famous glacier in the world, on a full-day excursion. The only advancing glacier in the world, begin the day with a walk through the Patagonian Andean forest, stopping at the Curva de los Suspiros viewpoint to take in your first sighting of the Perito Moreno! Next, walk also a series of walkways to approach the glacier up-close and take in the panoramic views of this wonder of nature. If you are lucky, you may even see blocks of ice breaking from the glacier and plummeting into Lake Argentino below! A truly unforgettable experience and a highlight of any trip to Patagonia! At the end of the day, return to your hotel and overnight stay in El Calafate.

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

Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the day at your leisure, exploring the surroundings at your own pace or simply relaxing and enjoying the facilities of your hotel. You'll be captivated by the landscapes of this abundant region. If you want to know more about the glaciers, head to the Glaciarium Patagonian Ice Museum! Overnight stay in El Calafate.

7th Day: El Calafate - Iguazú

Breakfast at the hotel. Leave Patagonia behind as you transfer to the airport to catch a flight to Iguazu, home to one of the most astounding waterfall systems in the world! Arrive and transfer to your hotel. Once settled, enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. If your arrival time allows, we suggest exploring the local nature trails through the rainforest or simply relaxing in the pristine natural surroundings! Overnight stay in Iguazu.

8th Day: Iguazú Falls

Breakfast at the hotel. Set off for an unforgettable tour of the Argentinian side of the Iguazu Falls. Discover one of the greatest creations of Mother Nature as you explore different footbridges to witness a variety of views of these mighty falls! On the lower circuit, get close to the waterfalls and feel the power of these thundering walls of water. Afterwards, take the upper circuit to enjoy a different perspective before reaching the viewing platform at the Devil's Throat, where you can view the 80-meter-high waterfalls in all their glory! The remainder of the day is free to relax at your leisure. More adventurous travelers might prefer to take our optional Great Adventure excursion! Overnight stay in Iguazu.

Optional Iguazu Great Adventure: Enter the jungle by the Yacaratiá trail in trucks specially designed for this environment.  This 5 km long stretch ends at Puerto Macuco. At its dock, board a boat that sails in the Lower Iguazu River, heading towards the waterfalls area and enjoying plentiful rapids along the way. 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. Please note: if you choose to take this optional, it will replace a part of the included tour on this day.

Please note: You will not be able to take part in the Great Adventure excursion if you have any heart problems, have had any kind of heart surgery or if you have limited mobility.

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

Breakfast at the hotel. Today, take an excursion to the Brazilian side of the Iguazu Falls. Cross the border to Iguazu Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the largest forest reserves in South America! Ride the rainforest elevator down to the bottom of the waterfall, stopping at river level to take in the spectacular views! Alternatively, ascend to Salto Floreano viewpoint for a different perspective. Next, continue to Iguazu River Canyon and see the Rivadavia Waterfall and Tres Musqueteros. End the tour at the lower Devil's Throat Viewpoint, for incredible scenery and views of the rainbows created by the thundering falls! Return to your hotel on the Argentinan side and continue enjoying the delights of Iguazu at your leisure. Overnight stay in Iguazu.

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

Breakfast at the hotel. It's time to return to the capital today. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport to board a flight back to Buenos Aires. Arrive, transfer to your hotel and depending on your arrival time, spend the rest of the afternoon enjoying the culture and sights of this vibrant capital city. The city's abundant museums and galleries are a brilliant way to learn more about Argentinian culture. We recommend the Eva Peron museum, an important figure in Argentine history. Overnight stay in Buenos Aires.

11th Day: Buenos Aires - Night on board

Breakfast at the hotel. After an unforgettable adventure through the landscapes and cultures of Argentina, it's time to head home. At the indicated time transfer to the airport to catch a flight back to the US. Night on board.

12th Day: US

Arrive in the US 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:

Light

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

Excursion to Argentinian side of the Iguazu Falls

Excursion to Argentinian side of the Iguazu Falls

Not included: Does not include 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

Excursion to Brazilian side of the Iguazu Falls

Excursion to Brazilian side of the Iguazu Falls

Not included: Does not include 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

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  • Departure from main US airports.
  • International flights: US - Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires - US.
  • Internal flights: Buenos Aires - El Calafate - Iguazú - Buenos Aires. *
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  • 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.
  • 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

Park Entrance Fees - approximately $36, tourist citytax, drinks, tips and anything not mentioned in the Price Includes section.

* Documentation of the internal flights will be available in the "My bookings" section in your "Customer Area" 14 days before your departure date. It is essential to fill in the passport information correctly for each passenger in the given boxes at the end of the reservations process.

The maximum checked baggage limit on internal flights is 15kg.

Optional excursions may be available for a lower price at the destination, but it is recommended that you book through Exoticca to secure your place in advance.

  • 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.

 

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