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Argentina Adventure

Overview

Experience the adventurous side of Argentina in comfort. Begin with the majestic Iguazu Falls before acquainting yourself with nature at the Yacutinga Lodge and embracing city life in the capital of Buenos Aires. Finally, end your Argentinean adventure with an escape to the rugged wilderness of Patagonia.

Trip Code: ARTSADV

Location: Iguazu Falls, Buenos Aires, El Calafate

ITINERARY INSPIRATION

On arrival, please make your way through to the Arrivals Hall where our representative will be waiting for you to transfer you to your hotel.
He/she will be holding a sign with your name on it. Should you not be able to locate them, please refer to the front of your itinerary for emergency contact details of our representative office. Please note this service is with a driver only.

*Please note the Iguazu Tourist Tax will now be charged on check out at all Iguazu hotels. The amount is currently ARS50 (USD3.40) per person per stay. Please note this tax is subject to change without prior notice.

Arrival transfer in Iguazu

The spectacular Iguazu Falls that straddle the Argentine-Brazil border, are made up of 275 individual waterfalls lining a 2.7km wide horseshoe-shaped gorge. The Falls are located where the Iguazu River cascades over the edge of the Paraná Plateau. The Falls can be viewed from both the Argentinian and the Brazilian sides, the Brazilian side offering a broader, panoramic view, with the Argentinian side offering a series of catwalks that allow you to experience the Falls from close range.

Iguazu Falls

You will be collected from your hotel for your tour of the Brazilian side of the falls. After arriving at the visitor centre, we board buses for a tour of the park. Equipped with panoramic windows, the buses are designed to maximize your views of the falls, while the walkways and steps allow you to get up close to the spray. Views of the Floriana Falls, the Devil’s Gorge Canyon and the Iguazu River are spectacular and are guaranteed to impress. National Park fees included. On completion of the tour, you will be taken to your hotel. Please note this is small group tour.

Half Day Iguazu Brazilian Falls

In the afternoon you will be picked up at Puerto Iguazu by an expedition truck and driven through Urugua-I Provincial Park.On arrival you will check in. Common areas of your hotel include restaurant, bars, and swimming pool.

After dinner take a night walk in the rainforest with your guides.

Yacutinga Lodge Arrival

On arrival, please make your way through to the Arrivals Hall where our representative will be waiting for you to transfer you to your hotel.
He/she will be holding a sign with your name on it. Should you not be able to locate them, please refer to the front of your itinerary for emergency contact details of our representative office. Please note this service is with a driver only.

*Please note the Iguazu Tourist Tax will now be charged on check out at all Iguazu hotels. The amount is currently ARS50 (USD3.40) per person per stay. Please note this tax is subject to change without prior notice.

Arrival Transfer in Yacutinga Lodge

After an early breakfast, we walk through the forest to the San Francisco stream, where we board canoes for a leisurely paddle down the majestic Iguazu River. With the expert help of a guide and 'spotter', we can enjoy the flora and fauna of this peaceful, unspoilt corner of the world.

Upon our return to the lodge, we have a leisurely lunch, then perhaps take a swim; or observe the colourful butterflies or humming birds as they search for nectar. Then, in mid-afternoon we can enjoy a wander along some of the many trails through the rainforest, with frequent stops to learn more about the flora and fauna and to catch a glimpse of various species in their natural habitat. Dusk is a particularly good time for wildlife-spotting. Once it is getting dark, we return to the Lodge for dinner.

Activities

After breakfast, you have free time to explore some of our self-guided interpretation trails, or simply enjoy the Lodge area. Mid-morning, we set off back to Puerto Iguazú, arriving in the early afternoon.

Departure

On arrival, please make your way through to the Arrivals Hall where our representative will be waiting for you to transfer you to your hotel. This service includes a driver and local English speaking guide, who will provide you with any useful information needed for your stay. He/she will be holding a sign with your name on it.

Arrival transfer in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, Argentina’s elegant, historic and cosmopolitan capital, is known as the “Paris of the South” due to its European atmosphere with glamorous avenues lined with fashionable shops and Parisian-style restaurants and cafes. Located on the western shore of the estuary of the Río de la Plata, Buenos Aires has many fascinating neighbourhoods to explore including the colourful and lively La Boca, home to art galleries and tango shows; San Telmo with its restored mansions and antique stores and Recoleta, the city’s most exclusive area.

Buenos Aires

Choose to be picked up morning or afternoon for a private city tour of Buenos Aires. The tour will take in the main highlights, but we would prefer to tailor the trip to your liking and go off the beaten track. It could be that you want to see more of the main sites, or it could be that you want to stroll amongst the small local boutiques of Palermo or the Parisienne buildings of Recoleta. Duration: 4 hrs. Includes transport & guide.

Half Day Buenos Aires City Tour

The Faena Hotel, where Rojo Tango is located, is a five star hotel in the upscale Puerto Madero district. Designed by the famous Alan Faena, the brick hotel is a beautiful setting for this dramatic, cabaret style tango show. The Rojo Tango dinner and show promises “love, passion, madness and glamour” expressed through the beauty and history of tango. The venue is all red - the curtains, carpeting and chairs— the show plays to this ambiance of romance and melodrama and is more glam than tradition - but is still good fun and the food is tasty.

Buenos Aires - Rojo Tango Dinner & Show

You will be collected from your hotel at the appropriate time and transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

Transfer to the airport for onward destination

On arrival, please make your way through to the Arrivals Hall where our representative will be waiting for you to transfer you to your hotel.
He/she will be holding a sign with your name on it. Please note this service is with a driver only.

Please make your own way to Las Lengas counter upon arrival to wait for your next shuttle. Please bear in mind that wait times can vary from 15minutes up to 2 hours depending on flight schedules.

Arrival transfer in El Calafate

El Calafate flanks the southern shore of Lago Argentino in the southwest part of Argentina’s Santa Cruz Province. The town is near the edge of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field and one of the gateways to World Heritage Listed Parque Nacional Los Glaciers. The name El Calafate is derived from the calafate plant common in Patagonia. The town’s main street, Avenida del Libertador General San Martín, is lined with restaurants, cafes, chocolate shops and souvenir shops.

El Calafate

This morning you will be collected from your hotel to venture into Los Glaciares National Park to see the world famous Perito Moreno Glacier. The glacier is more than two miles wide and averages 74m in height above the surface of the water of Lake Argentino. It is one of the very few glaciers in the world that continues to advance and if you are lucky you may see the glacier calving as large masses of ice break away from the glacier and collapse into the water. Enroute to the glacier, stop at the pier for a short boat trip to the south wall of the glacier. From the water level you get a feel for the size of this remarkable glacier - a true highlight of Patagonia. Reaching the Icebergs Channel, the boat will stop at a safe distance from the glacier, continuing to sail down all its front, allowing a spectacular view of the high wall of ice. On completion of the tour you will be taken to your hotel.

Perito Moreno with South Wall Cruise

You will be transfer from El Calafate to Estancia Cristina.

Transfer from El Calafate to Estancia Cristina

Early this morning you will be collected from your hotel to navigate Lake Argentino and see the Upsala and Spegazzini Glaciers. On arrival at the pier and after a safety briefing, cruise northwest along the northern arm of Lake Argentino towards the Upsala Canal, where there is a spectacular wall of ice and fantastic panoramic views of the Upsala Glacier.

Then the boat turns south down the Spegazzini Canal, from where the Seco Glacier can be seen enroute to the Spegazzini Glacier, the highest in the Glacier National Park.

Return to the pier at Puerto Bandera and once you disembark, you will be taken to your hotel. Please note this is small group tour with a box lunch and entrance fee to the National Park is included.

Rios de Hielo Glacier Boat Trip

You will be transferred from Estancia Cristina to the airport for your outward flight from El Calafate.

Transfer Estancia Cristina - Airport
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  • Airport transfers

    Accommodation with breakfast

    Tours as stated in the itinerary

    English speaking local guides.

  • 2 (light adventure)
  • FROM US$1,875 - Subject to season and availability, contact us for more details. 

  • Due to flooding, the Devil’s walkway is closed for repair and not scheduled to reopen until late 2015.

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Accommodation

We believe that appropriate accommodation should add to the authentic travel experience, as well as providing utmost enjoyment. For that reason our accommodation is scrutinised by our staff on the ground frequently, ensuring the properties adhere to our high standards. This key will help you understand the levels of accommodation available on this tour.

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Talk to one of our Destination Specialists to plan your South American adventure and turn your dream into a reality. With exceptional knowledge and first hand experience, our consultants will assist in every way possible to make your journey the most memorable it can be, matching not only the itinerary, but the accommodation and activities to suit your style of travel and budget.

Sustainability

Chimu Adventures undertakes a number of sustainability measures within its operations including:

1) Only using local guides and office staff to both maximise local employment opportunities and minimise carbon footprints. Local guides also ensure you benefit from the intimate knowledge, passion and culture of the country you’re visiting.

2) Where possible, using locally owned and operated boutique hotels to maximise the return to the local community.

3) Chimu’s “Pass it on” programme has provided funding to hundreds of local community projects in Latin America. Our aim is to empower local communities, helping them to develop their own infrastructure for the future. Since 2006, we have been working with Kiva (a well-known Non-Governmental Organisation), providing hundreds of loans to local businesses all over South America.

4) In our pre tour information we provide a range of tips and advice on how to minimise your impact on both local environments and communities.

5) Chimu Adventures’ offices also take a number of sustainability measures including carbon offsets for company vehicles and most staff travel. Chimu Adventure’s internal processes are also structures to create a paperless office and to reduce waste. There are also internal programmes to help staff minimise their carbon footprint such as our staff bike purchase assistance plan which encourages office staff to commute to work via bicycle. Currently almost half of our office based staff commute to work via bicycle.