Incredible Argentina with Iguassu Falls
- 9 Days
- On request
FIRST-CLASS | SPECIALTY GROUP: Experience Argentina’s natural and cultural splendour on this custom group vacation. Get captivated by the allure of Tango in Buenos Aires, learn about the gaucho life outside San Antonio de Areco, savour the wines and dishes of Mendoza, and gaze upon mighty Iguassu Falls.
This group tour is a sample itinerary. This 9-day group vacation to Argentina will have you dancing the Tango, indulging in great wine and grilled meats, and standing awestruck before the world’s mightiest waterfall. The party starts in Buenos Aires, often referred to as the Paris of the South, where you’ll delve into the seductive allure of Tango with dinner shows and lessons. Explore the palaces and mansions of the Belle Epoque before connecting to San Antonio de Areco to see the town’s lovely old neighbourhoods. At a hacienda outside the city, you’ll get in touch with the gaucho life as you head on a horseback riding tour and meet with local gauchos, the Argentine cowboys. Onwards to Mendoza to tour beautiful old Spanish colonial buildings, feast on Argentine barbeque, and indulge in some of the world’s best wines, including vibrant Malbecs. Final stop is Iguassu Falls, a sprawling behemoth of a waterfall that astounds with the sheer volume pouring from its many falls every second of every day. Tour the falls before you get wet and wild on a boat ride along the rapids of the Iguassu River and cap off the adventure with a helicopter flight over both the Argentine and Brazilian sides of the falls.
- 9 Days
- On request
Itinerary View Trip Map
Arrive Buenos Aries
Upon arrival to Buenos Aires your English guide will be awaiting you with a sign and accompany to the vehicle. Private transportation from Ezeiza airport to the selected hotel in Buenos Aires. Upon arrival to the hotel your guide will give you a welcome briefing.
In the evening, you will be taken to Rojo Tango. Everyone notes that Rojo Tango is not the average dinner and show. Guests are greeted with a glass of champagne before an excellent three-course meal is served; setting the scene for a sexy and intimate show, albeit one that does not really break any rules.
Here it is possible to discover the history of Argentina’s tango, the sensual rhythm of life in Buenos Aires. From the “porteño” waterfronts at the turn of last century to Piazzolla’s avant-garde vision, Tango remains Argentina’s premier musical art form. Rojo Tango’s dancers, singers and band have been acclaimed as some of Argentina’s best.
Accommodation: : Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires
Following breakfast discover the architecture of the "Belle Epoque", reflected in the palaces that were inhabited by the most aristocratic families of Buenos Aires. Alvear Avenue, one of the most aristocratic avenues in the city, has on its route an infinity of palaces and mansions that were inhabited by the most powerful class in the country. These buildings, most of which have been converted into hotels and embassies, show the predominant style of the Belle Epoque, the Academicism of the School of Fine Arts, the rage at that time in France and copied by the "Buenos Aires" who wanted to become in The "Paris of South America". Our tour continues through the Retiro neighborhood, passing through the beautiful Arroyo street, recently renovated, which culminates in San Martín square.
This afternoon, discover Argentina's beguiling Tango with a one hour lesson at Gala Tango.
Buenos Aires to Estancia Bamba de Areco
Following breakfast, transfer to San Antonio de Areco, we will explore the ancient grocery stores and century-old bars of San Antonio de Areco, as well as the parish of St. Anthony of Padua. We’ll then visit various local craftsmen specializing in leather braiding and silversmithing, including the Draghi workshop where, if you wish, you will have the opportunity to shop. After this, we will drive to Estancia La Bamba de Areco, where your guide will invite you to discover the Estancia and to settle into your room.
La Bamba de Areco allows guests to experience the heritage of Gaucho life alongside the sophistication of Polo in one place. Located just over an hour from Buenos Aires in Argentina’s Pampas countryside, La Bama de Areco offers travelers an authentic experience. One of the oldest estancias in the country, it was recently renovated as a boutique hotel.
For lunch you will enjoy a delicious Argentinian asado with the best cuts of meat and wines.In the afternoon, relax and enjoy of the facilities of the Estancia.
Accommodation: La Bamba de Areco Estancia
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Horseback riding tour with a local Gaucho
Early in the morning you will enjoy breakfast followed by a private horseback riding experience accompanied by an Argentinian traditional gaucho (Argentinian cowboy). In the afternoon enjoy other activities in the Estancia such as: watch a Polo match, ride horses, take a carriage ride, lay by the pool, go mountain biking, learn about Gaucho life, go fly-fishing or have a massage (with an additional cost).
|Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Estancia Bamba de Areco to Mendoza
Early morning transfer from Estancia Bamba de Areco, to Buenos Aires Aeroparque Airport where you will take your local flight to Mendoza. Mendoza boasts one of the world’s most charming wine routes, with beautiful landscapes and a variety of high-quality vineyards. On a 22-hectare estate at the foot of the Andes, Cecilia Diaz Chuit and Martín Rigal have created a splendid Spanish colonial-style hotel devoted to the joys of wine, complete with a wellness center and Moorish-inspired patios. In any season, the Mendoza wine country offers myriad activities and attractions that beckon to explore a region famed for sunny skies and nature’s blessings. Visit the local vineyards or stroll through historic Mendoza before enjoying a glass of wine on the terrace and watching the sun set behind the Andes Mountains.
Cavas Wine Lodge is located in an exceptional environment in which the owners actively support the development of the region via their commitment to its protection. The combination of Cecilia Diaz Chuit’s experience in hospitality and Martín Rigal’s in farming, together with international experience, allowed the couple to take on a number of environmental changes. For example, the establishment has first set-up local recycling. Organic waste from the kitchen is turned into compost. This natural fertilizer is used in the local gardens and vineyards. Regarding energy; solar panels have halved gas consumption. Finally, Cavas Wine Lodge is the first hotel in the region of Mendoza to re-use water used on site. The water collected from sinks, showers and baths is filtered and used on site to irrigate the vines.
Accommodation: Cavas Wine Lodge
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Cavas Wine Lodge is world-famous for its delicious wines and the Lodge sits in the middle of 35 acres of vines - you’ll be perfectly positioned to explore and discover the vineyards. Plus, Winerists will enjoy the proximity to many famous Argentine wineries where they can learn all about wines and sample them too.
Learn to cook like a local with cooking lessons which will be paired with Mendoza’s finest wines, or marvel at beautiful cultural sites.Our Chef will help you to discover the typical Argentinean flavors by using the best ingredients and using the traditional clay oven, we will
learn how to make the typical meat empanadas or with vegetarian options, the secrets of meat to the dough and how to cook them. We will enjoy this beautiful activity with our
Premium wines and a Picnic Under the shade of our beautiful willows and old olive trees, recreating a very relaxed moment and with the aim of enjoying the environment and the landscape that vineyards provide us, we will enjoy a delicious picnic with a variety of sandwiches and other delicacies, and we can choose which wine to accompany them with. You can also take a guided tour of the winery accompanied by our guides.
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Mendoza to Iguazu Falls
Following breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Iguazu Falls.
On arrival, transfer to your hotel. The balance of the afternoon is at leisure.
This evening, enjoy a Sunset cocktail experience, including sparkling wine and canapés.
Accommodation: Cataratas Belmond
Get ready for THE most stunning panoramic views of the greatest water spectacle in the world. The 275 falls of the Iguassu River spread out into a 2,700 meter-semicircle - approximately 800 meters in the Brazilian side, and 1,900 meters in the Argentinean side - right in front of you very eyes! You will have the chance to almost walk into the most famous fall in the park, the Devil’s Throat, and feel the colossal power and deafening intensity of this natural wonder. Upon arriving at the park, there will be a short bus ride to the beginning of the trail, during which you can start to admire the beauty of the largest remaining stretch of Atlantic Forest in Southern Brazil. It is home to a rich biodiversity, consisting of representative species of the Brazilian fauna and flora, that includes the jaguar, broad-snouted caiman, purple parrot, harpy eagle, peroba pink ariticum, araucaria, and many others. The walkway is 1,200 meters long and offers several lookout points for a closer view of some of the falls. There is a variety of angles and possibilities for photographers to capture the Brazilian falls with some of the Argentina-side falls in the background. At the end of the over-water boardwalk is stunning panoramic of the Devil’s Throat from just downstream. We recommend you make this tour in the morning (the park opens at 09am), but in case you prefer in the afternoon, or if your flight arrives during the day, you can enter the park until 3 p.m., as it closes at 4 p.m. The park is closed for visitors on mondays. And if you have the time, be sure to check out the Bird Park, for an incredible fauna experience, right next to the falls.
This afternoon, enjoy a
wet-and-wild boat ride on rapids and waterfalls is a must! It starts with a 3 km ride into the forest, in an electric open tour vehicle, accompanied by a guide that will share curiosities about the local flora and fauna. Then, an optional 600-meter walk on a wood pathway amidst the forest, leading to the hidden Salto Macuco waterfall. Finally, after packing your belongings in waterproof bags and putting on a life vest, you will embark on an inflatable boat ride up the Iguassu River, and enjoy a different up-close perspective of the magnificent falls. The experience culminates with a refreshing “baptism” under the waterfalls’ mist. An unforgettable and exciting adventure to cleanse your body and soul!
Following your boat trip, be utterly amazed by the most majestic water spectacle in the world from a unique and, literally, superior point of view! This 10-minute helicopter flight will take you over both, the Brazilian and the Argentinean national parks, for magnificent and unforgettable views of the falls.
|Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Depart Iguazu Falls
Following breakfast, transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
8 nights accommodation
- English speaking guide on the days mentioned
- Excursions and visits as mentioned in the program
- Meals mentioned in the program
Entrance fees mentioned in the program)
- International and domestic airfare and taxes
- Gratuities for tour and site guides and drivers
- Meals unless listed
- Optional excursions
- Travel insurance
- Personal items
- Tips and Gratuities
- Changes in government/local taxes
- Any future fuel surcharges on land arrangements or additional costs due to external factors
- Visa/Passport handling fees
- Transfers if arriving and/or departing on different flights to the group
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
Prices are from per person based on twin/double share accommodation, subject to availability and current exchange rates, based on a minimum of 10 passengers, pricing reflects departure date of March 2024. Seasonal surcharges and black-out dates may apply. Please enquire about airfare, single supplements, extensions/changes to itinerary or upgrades.
19 Mar 2024