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Active Argentina Tour for the Adventurous Family

PRIVATE TOUR - 10 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM $4499+

Private Tour Highlights

  • Discovering the traditional way of life for true Argentinian gauchos during a full day Estancia tour and sumptuous farmhouse barbecue!
  • Exploring bustling Buenos Aires with the kids on two wheels.
  • Witnessing the ferocious power and natural spectacle of Iguazu falls.
  • Taking a boat tour to get up close and personal with the almighty Perito Moreno Glacier.
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Tour Overview

This complete Active Argentina Tour for the Adventurous Family will guide you to the three extraordinary regions in Argentina. In Buenos Aires you will visit a typical Estancia and enjoy a typical Argentinean barbeque a lo gaucho. In Iguazu Falls, allow the deep-flowing waters of the Iguazu River, plunging over 275 falls, to mesmerize your entire family. In El Calafate you will visit the Estancia Cristina, the breathtaking Upsala Glacier, and the magnificent Perito Moreno Glacier, one of only three glaciers not retreating in Patagonia.

Buenos Aires has managed to preserve old traditions and charming corners. One is fascinated by the atmosphere, the individual personality of each of its neighborhoods, the cordiality of its people and the wide selection of its cultural and commercial opportunities. This tour includes the visit to a typical Gaucho estancia for Argentinean barbeque and rancho activities.

The Iguazu Falls and National Park are the largest in the Americas, surrounded by an amazing wildlife preserve in the middle of the jungle. The deep flowing waters of the river fall from a height of thirty feet through almost three hundred falls over two miles. The border with Brazil goes through the Garganta del Diablo (Devil’s Throat) where the falling water gives the illusion of magic rainbows. Yampu travelers will take a boat ride to see Devil’s Throat up close (don’t forget your raincoat!), and walk through the nearby trails.

We will visit the magnificent Perito Moreno Glacier, a true ice river 60kms long that drops down to Lake Argentina, and one of only three Patagonian glaciers that are not retreating. We will also explore the northern tip of the Lago Argentino and the Estancia Cristina to see the breathtaking Upsala Glacier, 30km wide and the largest in the Patagonia.

Inclusions
Prices include domestic airfare, hotel accommodation including daily continental breakfast, city tours in English including all entrance fees, all transfers between airports and hotels with assistance and baggage handling, and meals where specified. Local airport taxes that are payable in the country of destination are not included. Taxes and security fees that can be paid at time of ticketing are already included.
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Double £$4499 £$4767 £$5503 £$7475
Single £$6651 £$7258 £$8728 £$11923

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

Flight to Buenos Aires

Take the overnight flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Take the overnight flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Day
2

Buenos Aires

Arrive in Buenos Aires, and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon city tour of Buenos Aires, an impressive city that combines the atmosphere of an old European town with the features of a Latin American capital. In this tour, acquire a deep understanding of its characteristics, its history, its architecture, its culture and its best stories. Visit the center of the city, San Telmo, La Boca, Puerto Madero and Palermo, with stops in Plaza de Mayo, Caminito and La Recoleta.
Note: check-in is normally after 2 pm. Early check-in may be granted subject to availability (not confirmed). Also, tour is done on group basis and may involve wait times picking up other passengers at different hotels. It is recommended that this tour be done privately in order to avoid this, at an additional cost of $ 42 per person, based on two people ($ 84 based on one person).
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Day
3

Fiesta Gaucha

Full-day excursion to an estancia for a typical barbeque lunch and a folklore/gaucho show. Here, learn about the customs of the Argentinean gauchos and their abilities on horseback that will leave the audience breathless. The meat will be cooked a lo gaucho, outdoors on the barbeque. Lunch and drinks included. Afternoon return to Buenos Aires. Duration: 6 hours. Operates every day except Monday.

Full-day excursion to an estancia for a typical barbeque lunch and a folklore/gaucho show. Here, learn about the customs of the Argentinean gauchos and their abilities on horseback that will leave the audience breathless. The meat will be cooked a lo gaucho, outdoors on the barbeque. Lunch and drinks included. Afternoon return to Buenos Aires. Duration: 6 hours. Operates every day except Monday.

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Day
4

Buenos Aires Bike Ride

Departing from the hotel, travel towards the University of Buenos Aires’ Law School and the National Library before arriving at the Zoo. From here, enter the Bosques de Palermo Park where one will be able to explore the various monuments and squares, including the Sanmartinean Institute. Later, bike toward Recoleta and visit the Basel and Cemetary before riding through Alvear Avenue to return to the hotel. Relax with an evening at leisure.

Departing from the hotel, travel towards the University of Buenos Aires’ Law School and the National Library before arriving at the Zoo. From here, enter the Bosques de Palermo Park where one will be able to explore the various monuments and squares, including the Sanmartinean Institute. Later, bike toward Recoleta and visit the Basel and Cemetary before riding through Alvear Avenue to return to the hotel. Relax with an evening at leisure.

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Day
5

Buenos Aires - Puerto Iguazu

Morning, transfer to the airport to take the flight to Puerto Iguazu. Reception at Puerto Iguazu airport and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon at leisure or choose from optional tours below. Afternoon optional tour to the Brazilian side of the falls (additional charge per person; visa is required for American and Canadian citizens).

Morning, transfer to the airport to take the flight to Puerto Iguazu. Reception at Puerto Iguazu airport and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon at leisure or choose from optional tours below. Afternoon optional tour to the Brazilian side of the falls (additional charge per person; visa is required for American and Canadian citizens).

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Day
6

Iguazu National Park

Morning guided tour to the Argentinean side of the waterfalls. Pick-up at the hotel and transfer to visitor center inside Iguazu National Park. To get from the visitor center to the beginning of upper path, lower path and Devil's Throat, board a little train that runs from the visitor center to the paths and between each one of them. One may also walk from the visitor center to upper and lower paths, but one cannot walk to Devil's Throat because it is located more than 4 kilometers from the visitor center.

Morning guided tour to the Argentinean side of the waterfalls. Pick-up at the hotel and transfer to visitor center inside Iguazu National Park. To get from the visitor center to the beginning of upper path, lower path and Devil's Throat, board a little train that runs from the visitor center to the paths and between each one of them. One may also walk from the visitor center to upper and lower paths, but one cannot walk to Devil's Throat because it is located more than 4 kilometers from the visitor center.

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Day
7

Iguazu National Park – Buenos Aires – El Calafate

Transfer to the airport to take the flight back to Buenos Aires to make a connection to El Calafate. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, privately travel to the Glaciarium Museum. . Transfer privately back to the hotel.

Transfer to the airport to take the flight back to Buenos Aires to make a connection to El Calafate. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, privately travel to the Glaciarium Museum. . Transfer privately back to the hotel.

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Day
8

Perito Moreno Glacier

Overland trip to Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the world's largest active continental glaciers, declared Universal Mankind's Heritage Site by UNESCO because of its breathtaking beauty and unusual behavior. A boat excursion to the face of the glacier is included to get an up-close and personal perspective of this immense gift from Mother Nature.
Optional mini-trekking excursion for outdoor enthusiasts (at additional cost).

Overland trip to Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the world's largest active continental glaciers, declared Universal Mankind's Heritage Site by UNESCO because of its breathtaking beauty and unusual behavior. A boat excursion to the face of the glacier is included to get an up-close and personal perspective of this immense gift from Mother Nature.
Optional mini-trekking excursion for outdoor enthusiasts (at additional cost).

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Day
9

Los Glaciers National Park

Depart from the hotel to Puerto Bandera, 50 kilometers (31 miles) away from El Calafate, to enjoy a full-day lake excursion to Upsala Glacier and Estancia Cristina. Board a modern and comfortable boat to sail among hundreds of icebergs on Lago Argentino as it approaches the breathtaking view of Upsala Glacier’s towering western front, the largest glacier in Los Glaciers National Park. From here, continue sailing through Cristina Canal and disembark at the Estancia Cristina. There will be six hours to enjoy the many activities at Estancia Cristina, including a guided walk to the Caterina River and Chapel. Lunch will be served in the dining hall at the Estancia.
After this excursion, return to the Estancia farm house where to depart at 5:30pm and arrive back at Puerto Bandera at approximately 7:00pm. Return to Calafate and transfer to the hotel. Lunch included.
Optional: One can ride in an all-terrain vehicle or enjoy a trekking excursion filled with marine fossils (at additional cost, must be booked in advance).
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Day
10

El Calafate – Buenos Aires - Home

Transfer to the airport to take the flight back to Buenos Aires to take the flight home or overlap with an add-on of one’s choice.

Transfer to the airport to take the flight back to Buenos Aires to take the flight home or overlap with an add-on of one’s choice.

Buenos Aires, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Iguazu Falls, Misiones Province, Argentina

El Calafate, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina

Places You'll See

  • Buenos Aires

    One of South America’s most stunning cities, Buenos Aires will charm and delight anyone who walks its dazzling streets. Enjoy watching a tango show or visiting the many shopping centers such as Alto Palermo, or Paseo Alcorta. Buenos Aires is also home to several music festivals such as Quilmes Rock, Creamfields BA, and the Buenos Aires Jazz Festival.

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    Puerto Iguazu

    Just a short distance away from the Iguazu Falls, the beautiful city of Puerto Iguazu is full of wonderful sites and attractions. View the Museum of Images of the Jungle, a beautiful collection of woodcarvings. Look around at Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay all at the same time, at the Three Frontiers Landmark where the three countries meet.

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    Calafate

    Named after the flowering bush common to the area, El Calafate provides a serene place to stay, away from the rush of the city. Listen to the sounds of cracking ice from the nearby glacier viewing platforms. Enjoy the numerous camping sites during the summer, and catch glimpses of the local wildlife. At night, enjoy the unpolluted, starlit sky.

Hotel Options

3 Star Properties

Buenos Aires : Savoy Hotel, BA

Buenos Aires : Rendez-Vous Hotel

Puerto Iguazu (Argentina Side) : Jasy Hotel

Puerto Iguazu (Argentina Side) : Hotel Saint George

Puerto Iguazu (Argentina Side) : Hotel Jardin de Iguazu

Calafate : Cauquenes de Nimez

Calafate : Sierra Nevada Hotel

4 Star Properties

Buenos Aires : Loi Suites, BA

Buenos Aires : Hotel Madero

Buenos Aires : Design CE

Puerto Iguazu (Argentina Side) : Loi Suites Iguazu

Puerto Iguazu (Argentina Side) : Amerian el Portal

Calafate : El Galpon del Glaciar

Calafate : Esplendor El Calafate Hotel

Calafate : Los Ponchos Boutique Hotel

5 Star Properties

Buenos Aires : Hub Porteno

Buenos Aires : Legado Mitico, BA

Buenos Aires : Sofitel Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires : MIO Buenos Aires

Puerto Iguazu (Argentina Side) : Panoramic Grand Hotel

Puerto Iguazu (Argentina Side) : Iguazu Jungle Lodge

Calafate : Xelena Hotel & Suites

Calafate : Alto Calafate Hotel Patagonico

Calafate : Los Sauces Casa Patagonica

Luxury Properties

Buenos Aires : Algodon Mansion

Buenos Aires : Duhau Park Hyatt

Buenos Aires : Alvear Palace

Puerto Iguazu (Argentina Side) : Iguazu Grande

Calafate : Eolo Lodge

Testimonials

Janet

Traveled December, 2009

I had a wonderful and exciting trip

I had a wonderful and exciting trip. I am very impressed with the arrangement from your tour company especially in the Amazon, Peru and Chile. They are highly recommended and very professional.

Aliki from Greece

Traveled December, 2007

I had a fantastic time

Here is my feedback and my overall impressions of the trip. I had a fantastic time! Everything was very well planned (that includes excursions, transfers, accommodation, and reservations), I enjoyed the right amount of assistance and privacy at the same time. The tango show was amazing and thanks for suggesting it; the Perito Moreno glacier was impressive; Tierra del Fuego Park beautiful- half day tour was exactly what we wanted. In Mendoza, wine tour was interesting and the wineries were beautiful and very different from each other (good to have variety). The Aconcagua excursion was worthy. Although 2-3 h drive to get there, the scenery is beautiful with lots of fresh air.

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Louise

Traveled March, 2014

I will recommend your service to any friend who plans to visit south-america!

My daughter and I were very pleased with your planning especially your choice of hotels! The hotels (especially Babel Hotel in Buenos Aires) were friendly, charming and were in great locations. The local guides all turned up on time. I am most grateful for your detailed explanation and speedy response every time I wrote to you. I will recommend your service to any friend who plans to visit south-america!

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