Essence of Argentina
Argentina in 15 Days • 13 Nights in Destination
Our essential tour of Argentina, combine rich Argentine culture with incredible natural wonders, from Buenos Aires to the Iguazu Falls and Patagonia!
Journey to one of South America's most diverse and spectacular countries on this Argentinian adventure, designed to showcase the country's exceptional natural beauty and cosmopolitan culture. Get to know Buenos Aires, home of the seductive Tango, experience the mighty Iguazu Falls, come face-to-face with the Perito Moreno glacier in El Calafate and stand at the end of the world in Ushuaia!
It's time to explore the diverse and vibrant nation of 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.
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.
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.
* Optional Dinner & Tango Show: Experience an immersive evening of Argentinian food and arts at the Dinner and Tango Show. Watch traditional Tango dancers as you dine on Argentinian cuisine.
Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the day at your leisure, revisiting your favorite spots in the city, enjoying the city's green open spaces or discovering the capital's fantastic shopping opportunities. We recommend an optional excursion to the Tigre Delta to experience the city from a different perspective.* Overnight stay.
* Optional Half-Day Excursion to the Tigre Delta: Discover the landscapes of Buenos Aires from the Río de la Plata and visit charming San Isidro, a town of great historical and architectural importance. On the Delta, take a boat cruise and discover what life is like in this upmarket neighborhood of Buenos Aires. Admire the amazing houses and mansions along the shoreline and enjoy views of the Cathedral of San Isidro; the Port of Olivos; the Monumental stadium of River and the University City of Buenos Aires.
Breakfast at the hotel. Leave the capital 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.
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.
*Entrance fees to the 'Iguazú National Park' are not included.
* 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.
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.
*Entrance fees to the 'Iguazú National Park' are not included.
Breakfast at the hotel. Continue your Argentinan adventure today as you, transfer to the airport for 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.
*Optional Dinner at Asador La Tablita: La Tablita, a Patagonian tradition since 1968, is a restaurant of encounter, tradition and innovation where you can taste the delights of Argentina. A few blocks from the commercial centre of El Calafate, you can enjoy a varied menu of authentic dishes.
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 true highlight of any trip to Patagonia! At the end of the day, return to your hotel and overnight stay in El Calafate.
*Optional Glacier Mini-Trek: Experience nature and adventure on a mini-trek across the ice of the Perito Moreno Glacier. Passing through the port "Bajo de las Sombras", cross the walkways of Los Glaciares National Park in front of the lower Rico Lake.
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.
*Optional Glacier Cruise: Begin with a navigation along the North Arm of Lake Argentino. After crossing the Boca del Diablo towards the Upsala Channel, arrive at the Spegazzini Base where you can enjoy the incomparable views of Glacier Bay and explore on foot.
*Optional Estancia 25 de Mayo Excursion: The Quincho Asador Parrilla, located in the centre of La Estancia 25 de Mayo, is the perfect place to experience authentic Argentian culture! Relax and contemplate the landscapes at the foot of the Cerro Calafate.
Please note: you can only choose one of the optional excursions on this day.
Breakfast at the hotel. You're headed for the 'end of the world' today as you transfer to the airport to catch a short flight to Ushuaia. Arrive in Ushuaia, located at the most southerly tip of Argentina and known as the 'End of the World'. Transfer to the hotel, get settled, and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure, soaking up the unique ambience of the town and its picturesque landscapes. To know more about this fascinating place, why not pay a visit to the End of the World Museum?. Overnight stay in Ushuaia.
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, set off on an exciting excursion to the Tierra del Fuego National Park, a beautiful area of protected natural landscapes. Here, visit Ensenada, Acigami Lake and admire Lapataia Bay, home to a rich variety of wildlife such as Andean foxes, beavers, rabbits, and over 90 bird species! Stroll along the shoreline of the bay and take in the unforgettable landscapes of Patagonia! In the afternoon, return to Ushuaia before embarking on an exciting boat cruise on the Beagle Channel, a stretch of water which separates Chile and Argentina and is home to a colony of Sea Lions. Enjoy the breathtaking views of Mount Olivia and Cinco Hermanos, Túnel Ranch and Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse, where you can observe a colony of cormorants. Approach Isla de Los Lobos, home to a beautiful sea lion colony and Despard Island for more bird life. Finally, return to Ushuaia and relax after a day full of new experiences and nature! Overnight stay in Ushuaia.
NOTE: National Park entrance fees are not included
Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a free day to relax and explore at your own pace. Admire the breathtaking views of the Tierra del Fuego Archipelago and explore the charms of this remote city at your leisure. Nearby islands are home to beautiful penguin colonies and are a must-visit sight for nature lovers. We recommend an optional 4x4 excursion to discover more of the region.* Overnight stay in Ushuaia.
* Optional 4x4 Excursion & Lake Tour: Discover the interior of Argentinian Patagonia on an exciting off-road 4x4 experience. Explore the Garibaldi Pass, the only route across the Fuegian Andes and from here you can enjoy spectacular views of both Lake Fagnano & Escondido. Head to the lakes to admire their beauty and explore the nearby forests to find the best spot to enjoy a delicious Argentine BBQ lunch. Return to Ushuaia in the late afternoon.
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.
Breakfast at the hotel. After an unforgettable adventure through 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.
15 days trip including flights*
14 days and 13 nights in destination
NYC - BUE
NYC - BUE
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.
Accommodation: 13 Nights
*In case the advertised hotels are not available they will be replaced by one of these alternative hotels with the same quality: Cyan Americas Towers Hotel, Dazzler by Wyndham Buenos Aires Maipú, Esplendor by Wyndham Buenos Aires, Howard Johnson Plaza Florida, Savoy Hotel Buenos Aires.
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
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
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
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
Dinner & Tango Show
Experience an immersive evening of Argentinian food and arts at the Dinner and Tango Show. Watch traditional Tango dancers as you dine on Argentinian cuisine.
What's included: Transfers included
Half-Day Excursion to the Tigre Delta
Navigate the rivers of the Tigre Delta on this boat excursion, to enjoy wonderful landscapes of the Rio de la Plata. Also, visit the city of San Isidro.
What's included: Transfer/ Guide / Navigation in the Delta
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.
Dinner at Asador La Tablita
La Tablita, Patagonian tradition since 1968, a restaurant of encounter, tradition and innovation where you can taste the delights of Argentina. A few blocks from the commercial centre of El Calafate, you can enjoy a varied menu of authentic dishes.
Not included: Transfers and drinks are not included
The price includes
- Included in all our trips. more information
- Departure from main US airports.
- International flights: US - Buenos Aires - US.
- Internal flights: Buenos Aires - Iguazu, Iguazu - El Calafate, El Calafate - Ushuaia, Ushuaia - Buenos Aires. *more information
- 13 nights accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.See hotels included
- 13 breakfasts.
- Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles.
- Visits as indicated in the itinerary with an English-speaking guide.See itinerary
- 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
National Park entrance fees, tourist citytax, drinks, tips and anything not mentioned in the Price Includes section.
*Entrance fees to the 'Iguazú National Park' in Brasi are not included.
*Entrance fees to the all national parks in Argentina are not included. Keep in mind that these fees must be paid in cash (USD or pesos).
* Documentation of the internal flights will be available in the "My bookings" section in your "Customer Area" before 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.
- Entry requirementsPassport must be valid at time of entry. One passport page required.
- VisaNo visa is required to enter the country if you are staying less than 90 days.
- CurrencyArgentine Peso.
- Electricity220 V.
- HealthVaccination 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 zoneUTC - 03:00.
- Other useful informationMate is a national symbol that is associated with hospitality and social gathering.
- Tourist Office websitehttps://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.
If you have reduced mobility/require the use of a wheelchair and prefer to go at your own pace, please contact our customer service team at +1 888-488-0592 or via our contact form.
Exoticca Travel Stories
Creating unforgettable memories, one traveler at a time
Argentina & Brazil 2022
After waiting through the pandemic Exoticca re-delivered this trip as specified. Well planned and laid out documents, assistance through the Covid regulations made simple. Local guides supported us from start to finish in our language. Particular mention to Gus in Iguazu and Anderson in Rio.