Active Argentina Adventure
This 12-day adventure through Argentina ticks off all the adrenaline-bursting sights, from the alpine scenery of Bariloche where you can trek, bike, ride or even ski to your heart’s content, to the thundering plumes of Iguazu Falls. Starting in Buenos Aires you’ll acclimatise with tango and tours of the barrios, before flying to the wilds of Patagonia where your adventure begins proper. After admiring the many glaciers of Los Glaciares National Park, fly to Bariloche where you can unwind in the beautiful natural scenery of the Lake District. The final stop on your itinerary is the magnificent cataracts of Iguazu Falls, a continuous stream of flowing water that thunders over a cliff face. Thanks to your guide’s unparalleled knowledge, you’ll have access to the best views.
- Explore the elegant capital of Buenos Aires on a city tour
- Relax in the wilds of Patagonia at Los Glaciares National Park
- Experience two countries on one day at Iguazu Falls (Argentina and Brazil)
- Try hiking, walking or watersports in the Lake District city of Bariloche
- Stand in the spray of the Devil’s Throat at Iguazu Falls
Day 1 – Arrive in Argentina
Fly to Argentina and land in the capital city, Buenos Aires. On arrival you will be driven to your hotel in the city where you will spend the next three nights. Experience the country’s famous hospitality (and beef) at a steak house known as a parilla for dinner.
Day 2-3 – Explore Buenos Aires
You’ll have two days to explore Buenos Aires, starting with a half-day city tour of all the major sights. Your expert guide will lead you around the ‘Paris of Latin America’, from the cobbled alleyways of San Telmo to the bright, bold barrios of La Boca where tango is still danced on street corners. You’ll also get to explore the famously ornate cemetery, Recoleta, where Argentina’s great and the good are laid to rest. In the evening, enjoy a traditional Argentine dinner and a sultry tango show; the following day is yours to spend as you please.
Day 4 – Fly to El Calafate
You’ll be driven to the airport for your flight to El Calafate, at the gateway to Los Glaciares National Park. You’ll have time to spend in the town itself, where you could perhaps visit the modern glacier museum with its own ice bar – a taste of things to come. You’ll be driven to your hotel where you’ll spend the next three nights.
Day 5 – Discover the Perito Moreno Glacier
Cruise across the lake to the towering face of the Perito Moreno Glacier. One of the most recognisable of Argentina’s sights, this toothpaste-blue mass of ice spans some 121sqm – and is still growing. Your full-day excursion will allow for a number of photo opportunities from viewpoints around the glacier. During your visit you may even get to witness icebergs ‘calving’ from the face of the glacier. The following day is yours to spend enjoying the wide open spaces and fresh air of Los Glaciares National Park.
Day 7 – Fly to Bariloche
You will be taken back to El Calafate Airport for your short domestic flight to Bariloche, gateway to Argentina’s beautiful Lake District. You’ll be taken to your hotel where you’ll have a three-night stay.
Days 8-9 – Spend time in the Lake District
You’ll have two days to explore the Lake District, beginning with a guided tour of the mountains and lakes that surround the alpine city of Bariloche. Ascending the mountain peak of Cerro Campanario by chairlift, you’ll be rewarded with glorious views of the scenery. Your second day in Bariloche can be spent as you please; we’d recommend a cruise on Nahuel Huapi Lake – just ask us and we can arrange it for you.
Day 10 – Fly to Iguazu Falls
Fly from Bariloche to Iguazu Falls, where you’ll be met at the airport and taken to your hotel nearby. You’ll have two nights at Iguazu Falls, where the falling curtain of water straddles the Argentina-Brazil border.
Day 11 – Experience Iguazu Falls
On your first full day at Iguazu you’ll discover the Argentine side of the falls on a full-day tour. Using the network of walkways (very safe, but very wet!) you’ll wind through the rainforest and along the banks for incredible views. Make sure you stand at the front of the largest waterfall in the cataract, the Devil’s Throat, for the best views.
Day 12 – Cross the border to Brazil
Cross over the border into Brazil, where you will have wonderful panoramic views of the falls. From here you will be taken to the airport for your internal flight to Rio de Janeiro and your onward travel arrangements.
For more information please contact us directly for a tailor-made travel quote.