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zFive Days in Argentina

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Private Discoveries from our World Travelers

+ Tailor your sightseeing in Buenos Aires with the guided tour of your choice... Visit the Evita Museum, Teatro Colon, or Zanjon de Granados.
+ Hit all the best vantage points on the Argentine side of spectacular Iguassu Falls with our expert naturalist.
+ Includes 1 UNESCO World Heritage site c

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Welcome to Buenos Aires, Argentina

You’ll be met and escorted to your chosen hotel.

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Private sightseeing of the Capital

Begin your tour in Plaza de Mayo and explore colorful districts like San Telmo and La Boca, where the Tango was born. Tailor the rest of your sightseeing with the guided visit of your choice. Delve into the life of Eva Peron at the Evita Museum or tour the historic Teatro Colon, built in 1890 and still ranked as one of the world’s finest opera houses. The third choice is Zanjon de Granados; dating to the 1700’s, this unique underground architectural site offers a fascinating look into the earliest days of the city. This evening, we take you to La Ventana for dinner and a passionate performance of authentic Argentine Tango.  Meals B+D

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Fly to Iguassu Falls

Enjoy a leisurely morning and then fly to Iguassu Falls where you’ll be escorted to your choice of hotel.  Meals B

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Private tour of Iguassu Falls c

Set out with our expert naturalist for a full-day tour showcasing all the best vantage points on the Argentine side of Iguassu including the famed Devil’s Throat cataract where the thundering waters create thousands of rainbows suspended in mid-air. Meals B

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Depart Iguassu

Transfer to the airport for your onward journey.  Meals B

Extend Your Trip

Mendoza… Argentina’s Wine Country

Argentina’s esteemed wine country is the perfect addition to your travels. Choose from our luxury wine lodge in the foothills or the Andes or fine hotels in the heart of the city, each with vineyard visits + wine tastings. We even include your flight from Mendoza to Buenos Aires to begin your Five Days in Argentina tour!

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Welcome to Mendoza

You’ll be warmly greeted upon arrival and escorted to your choice of accommodations:   our vineyard hotel, the luxurious Cavas Wine Lodge , a Relaix et Chateau estate situated on 55 picturesque acres at the foot of the Andes or those in the heart of the city: the traditional Diplomatic Hotel or the Park Hyatt, situated in a splendidly restored Spanish Colonial landmark on Plaza Independencia. (Stays at Cavas Wine lodge include dinner.)

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Wine Roads of Mendoza

Today you will set out to explore the wineries and award-winning vintages of Mendoza. The regions is perhaps best known for its award-winning Malbec, a Bordeaux variety introduced to Argentina from France in the mid-19th century; other esteemed reds include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Tempranillo. For white-wine enthusiasts, Argentina is best-known for its floral Torrontés, but also produces Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio.
 
With your 0wn private car and driver, you can truly indulge in today’s winery tours and wine-tastings as you get to know the region’s vinicultural traditions with local experts and people who are living their passion for fine wine-making You’ll visit two different wineries and sit down to lunch at one of these vineyard estates.  (Stays at Cavas Wine Lodge include dinner.) Meals B+L

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Depart Mendoza

After breakfast, you'll be escort to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires.  Meals B

Cordoba… Colonial History

Founded in 1573, Cordoba is the second largest city in Argentina and lauded for its rich history and fine Colonial-era landmarks. It’s a terrific addition to your exploration of Argentina! We even include your flight from Cordoba to Buenos Aires to begin your Five Days in Argentina tour!

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Welcome to Cordoba

Upon arrival at the airport, you’ll be met and chauffeured to the Azur Real Hotel Boutique, a superior first class hotel situated in Cordoba’s historic city center. After time to refresh, your private car, driver + guide will be waiting to show you the handsome Colonial-era landmarks recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Admire the Spanish Baroque façade of the Cathedral and stand in Jesuit Square, where you’ll learn about Cordoba’s history and the country’s oldest university – founded in 1613 by the Jesuit Order. This afternoon’s private sightseeing also includes the Cabildo, Cordoba’s Colonial-era town hall, and the other landmarks of Plaza San Martin – the lively central plaza which dates back to the early years of the city’s founding in the 16th century.

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Cordoba’s Countryside Estancias

Today’s privately guided excursion takes you into the countryside to visit two of the Jesuit Estancia’s that comprise this unique UNESCO World Heritage Site. For nearly 150 years during the 17th and 18th centuries, these farming estates were a pioneering religious, social and economic experiment that brought together European and Native American cultures. Together with the Jesuit landmarks of Cordoba, including the university, this ensemble represented a unique territorial organization that brought together urban and rural settlements that allowed the Jesuit Order to pursue its educational and missionary goals. At the Estancia Santa Catalina, you’ll see the estate’s beautiful church as well as the workers’ quarters, the priest’s residence, the mill and reservoir. Surrounded by rolling hills, the Estancia offers a fascinating look into this important chapter of Argentina’s early settlement and growth. In the afternoon, your exploration continues at Estancia Candonga. Built in 1730, this estate’s chapel is particularly unique and well-known for its fusion of Jesuit and indigenous architectural styles.  Meals B+L

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Depart Cordoba + Fly to Buenos Aires

Our private car + driver will take you to the airport in time for your flight to Buenos Aires.  Meals B

Bariloche… Mountains + Lakes

The pristine waterways and rugged peaks of Bariloche and Nahuel Huapi National Park will enhance your exploration of Buenos Aires and Iguassu National Park. We include a choice of terrific hotels, private sightseeing and even your flight to Buenos Aires to begin your Five Days in Argentina tour.

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Welcome to Bariloche

Upon arrival, you’ll be met and escorted by private car to your choice of accommodations: The El Casco Art Hotel is a luxury lakeside property with stylish guestrooms and inviting public spaces featuring more than 500 paintings and sculptures by celebrated Argentine artists. Or retreat to the legendary Llao Llao Resort, inspired by the grand lodges of the American Rockies and spectacularly situated on a peninsula surrounded by the azure waters of Lake Nahuel Huapi.

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Nahuel Huapi National Park

This morning’s privately guided sightseeing excursion begins in Argentina’s oldest national park, dominated by the mighty Tronador Volcano. Nearby, the forested peninsulas and tranquil bays of Nahuel Huapi rank among the loveliest places on Earth. Your touring also takes you up the Campanario Chairlift for breathtaking views over the region’s deep forests, mountains and lakes. End your sightseeing on a sweet note as you watch the creation of Bariloche’s well-known specialty – chocolate! The rest of the afternoon is yours to relax and enjoy the amenities and lovely setting of your hotel.  Meals B

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Fly to Buenos Aires

You’ll be escorted to the airport today for your included flight to Buenos Aires and the start of your Five Days in Argentina tour.  Meals B

Add Rio de Janeiro

3 Days from $1,199

Finish your trip to Brazil on a high-note in exciting Rio de Janeiro.  We include 2 nights at your choice of outstanding hotels, complete sightseeing with our expert guide, and your flight from Iguassu. From $1199

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From Iguassu Falls to Exciting Rio de Janeiro

After your morning excursion, we’ll transfer you to the airport for your included flight to Rio de Janeiro where you’ll be met and escorted to your choice of hotel: the deluxe Hilton Copacabana or the Belmond Copacabana Palace - a luxury landmark overlooking one of the city’s most famous beaches.

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Discover Rio de Janeiro

Your guided tour of this vibrant and magical city begins at the Sambodromo where Brazil’s famous Samba schools compete during Carnival. Continue to the Metropolitan Cathedral, a stunning contemporary landmark with stained glass windows that soar more than 200 feet from floor to ceiling. Next up, a 2-stage cable car takes you up Sugarloaf Mountain for spectacular views over a tableau comprised of city, mountain and water. Then ascend Mt. Corcovado to behold the inspiring 100-foot tall statue of Christ the Redeemer and to enjoy 360° views over Rio.  Meals B

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Depart Rio

We’ll transfer you to the airport today for your onward flight. Meals B

Salta + The Beautiful Northwest

The ancient history and unique desert landscapes of northwest Argentina offer a great complement to your journey. We include outstanding hotels, all on-tour transportation, extensive private sightseeing and even your flight from Salta to Buenos Aires or from Iguassu Falls to Salta.

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Welcome to Salta

Upon arrival, you’ll be met and escorted to the charming Legado Mitico Hotel, set in an historic mansion in the historic heart of this centuries-old city. After time to refresh, join your private guide for a sightseeing tour showcasing Salta’s Colonial heritage. In the town square, you’ll have a chance to admire impressive landmarks like the Archbishop’s Palace and Salta Cathedral as our expert guide shares his deep knowledge of the region’s history and cultural traditions. Dive up San Bernardo Hill for a panoramic view of the city and then visit San Lorenzo, a traditional village just outside of town. You’ll have time to browse in Salta’s colorful artisans market before returning to your hotel.

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Onward to Cafayate

Journey with your private car, driver and guide into the stunning desert landscapes of northern Argentina and venture into the Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas, a rugged valley with multi-hued rock formations bearing fanciful names like Devil’s Throat and The Castles.
 
Continue your scenic drive to Cafayate, a charming town surrounded by vineyards in the foothills of the mighty Andes range. Sample the region’s esteemed vintages including fruity Torrontes wine and visit the bustling town market, a great place to shop for local arts and crafts.  This evening, you’ll spend the night at the Patios de Cafayate Hotel & Spa. Situated on a vineyard estate, our enchanting hotel is stylishly furnished and decorated with traditional antiques and artisan carpets.   Meals B

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Journey to Cachi

This morning’s scenic drive takes you deep into the spectacular and unique terrain of the Quebrada de las Flechas and onward through the Calchaqui Valley, where the rugged landscapes and unusual rock formations evoke the scenery of Utah and Nevada. In Molinos, you’ll discover a timeless village founded during the Spanish Colonial era. Continue your scenic journey to Cachi, a picturesque town that has preserved its centuries-old architecture of stone houses and adobe churches. Overnight at the charming Hotel La Merced del Alto, surrounded by rolling plains that give way to rugged mountains.  Meals B

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Back to Salta + Buenos Aires

Travel through the striking desert landscapes of Los Cardones National Park and along the Recta de Tin Tin, a completely straight, 11-mile stretch of road that traces an ancient Inca trail. Continue through the provincial towns of El Carril, La Merced and Cerrillos to Salta where you’ll arrive at the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires – and the start of your Five Days in Argentina tour. Meals B

[Note: You’ll arrive at the airport in Salta in the mid afternoon. So please ensure that your onward flight is booked for 5:20pm or later.]

El Calafate… Magnificent Patagonia

4-day Pre-Tour Extension

Combining two of Patagonia’s most magnificent glaciers and an authentic Estancia experience, this pre-tour adventure is the perfect complement to your travels in Argentina. We even include your air from Calafate to Buenos Aires to begin your Five Days in Argentina tour.

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1

Welcome to El Calafate

Upon arrival, you’ll be warmly greeted and escorted by private car to your choice of hotel: The 4-star Kosten Aike Hotel or Los Sauces, our luxury retreat set on landscaped grounds of willow and rose hips.

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2

The Perito Moreno Glacier

Your private car, driver and guide will be waiting this morning to take you on a thrilling full-day excursion into Los Glaciares National Park. The scenic drive, punctuated by photo stops en route, transports you through the captivating landscapes of Patagonia to the celebrated “Curve of Sighs”, where you’ll catch your first glimpse of the enormous Perito Moreno Glacier. This incredible moving wall of ice stretches 3 miles across and soars nearly 200 feet above the pristine waters of Lake Argentino! From specially constructed viewing platforms and catwalks in front of Perito Moreno, you’ll have unforgettable views of the glacier’s immense face.  Meals B

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Upsala Glacier + Estancia Cristina

A second full-day adventure unfolds as you board our sightseeing vessel in the port of Punta Bandera. A 3-hour cruise takes you across the pristine waters of Lake Argentino, often strewn with icebergs, to view the immense western face of the Upsala Glacier. Make your way through the Cristina Canal and disembark at Estancia Cristina, a 54,000-acre ranch founded in 1914 by an immigrant Englishman and once home to 27,000 sheep, 30 cows and 50 horses. Surrounded by Andean peaks and glaciers on the shores of Lake Argentino, the Estancia Cristina continues to offer visitors a fascinating glimpse into Patagonia’s rich history of intrepid explorers and pioneers. During your sojourn on the Estancia, you’ll enjoy a 4WD excursion through the spectacular scenery for another view of the Upsala Glacier and the ice fields of southern Patagonia. There will also be plenty of time to just enjoy the Estancia’s setting and to have lunch on your own in the lovely dining room. The Estancia’s kitchen prepares outstanding regional cuisine including Patagonian lamb. Fine Argentine wines are also available. Late in the afternoon, you’ll cruise back to Punta Bandera and transfer to your hotel.  Meals B

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Depart El Calafate + Fly to Buenos Aires

You’ll be escorted to the airport today for your included flight to Buenos Aires and the start of your Five Days in Argentina tour.  Meals B

Private Tour Add-Ons

Bariloche

Our 3-day FreeStyle Travel package includes 2 nights at your choice of deluxe resort, daily breakfast, chauffeured airport transfers and a privately guided excursion into the spectacular landscapes of Nahuel Huapi National Park

Classic Rio

Cap off your trip to Brazil and South America with the lively charms and stunning beauty of Rio de Janeiro! Choose from our terrific hotels in the best locations, ascend to the top of Mt. Corcovado on a private sightseeing tour, and enjoy a full day at leisure. 

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Family + Friends

Travel is one of  life's most rewarding experiences, perhaps even more so when it's shared with those you love! Combine our limited-time pay-in-full discount with our Family & Friends offers and save even more:
  • Save $50 more per person when 3 guests go
  • Save $100 more per person with 4 people
  • Save $150 more per person with 5 people
  • Save $200 more per person with 6 or more people!

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