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Glaciers of Argentina With a Twist

PRIVATE TOUR - 10 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM £$ 4793

Private Tour Highlights

  • Getting into the swing of Argentinian dance with a live tango show.
  • Touring the lesser-known trails of Iguazu National Park.
  • Feeling the full force of mother nature with a trip to the famous Devils Throat Falls!
  • Being blown away by the scale and majesty of Perito Moreno.
  • Venturing into Los Glaciares National Park in search of ice fields.
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Tour Overview

This Yampu tour will guide you through the Glaciers of Argentina, but with a twist! In Buenos Aires you will divulge in the city’s rich history and arts that are at the heart of Argentinean culture. Leaving Buenos Aires you will visit Iguazu Falls, one of the natural wonders of the world and taller than Niagara Falls, and twice as wide. In El Calafate you will visit the magnificent Perito Moreno Glacier, one of only three Patagonian glaciers that are not retreating.

Whilst of modern construction and dynamic activity, 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. Buenos Aires, close to the splendid countryside surrounding it, is the great cosmopolitan doorway to South America. The Plaza de Mayo is the hub of activity in the city, while nearby Avenida 9 de Julio is popularly known as the world’s widest avenue. Avenida Santa Fe houses the world’s most fashionable boutiques.

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.

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.

Adventurers may want to take an optional trek to Laguna de los Tres, which faces the amazing Fitz Roy, and to Laguna Torre. Another optional excursion is in Chile, the Torres del Paine, a spectacular mountain range, which frames the Park of the same name, and extend to heights of up to 9,000 feet.

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. The El Querandi tango show, the Esquina Carlos Gardel tango show (Price includes transfers, Dinner with a glass of wine and the show. Pick up time from your hotel is around 7.30. Dinner starts at 8.30 pm, the show at 10.30 pm and finishes at midnight) the Rojo tango show, or the Gala tango show.

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Pricing Details
  3-Star 4-Star 5-Star Luxury
Double £$4524 £$4793 £$5528 £$7501
Single £$6676 £$7283 £$8753 £$11948

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.

Please note that prices are subject to change based on availability and seasonality, especially during the holiday season from December 20th through January 5th each year. Please contact a Yampu Travel Specialist for more information on best times to travel.

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

Overnight flight to Buenos Aires.

Overnight flight to Buenos Aires.

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).
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3

Gaucho Show

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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4

Buenos Aires & Tango Show

Day of leisure in Buenos Aires to explore on one’s own. Optional excursions available at additional cost: day trip to Colonia Uruguay by fast ferry; biking adventure around the city, or a culinary focused tour.
Tonight, enjoy an evening of Tango. See an unforgettable tango show performed by the best dancers and singers in Buenos Aires, while enjoying a delicious meal with Argentinean wine. After the show return to the hotel.
Note: There are several venues in the city, each offering something unique. Yampu includes the El Querandi or Esquina Carlos Gardel in the 3 and 4 star option with shared transfers, and the Rojo Tango or Gala Tango for the 5 star and deluxe options with private transfers. Estimated pick up time from the hotel is between 7:30 and 8:30 pm; dinner is served between 8:30 pm and 10:15 and tango show starts around 10:15 pm until 11:30 pm. Please see below for detailed information on each venue and discuss with a Yampu travel consultant if there is a specific preference.
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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 a list of optional tours. 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 a list of optional tours. 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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6

Iguazu National Park

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Morning guided tour to the Argentinean side of the waterfalls. Be picked 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.
Great Adventure: This tour combines a jungle trip with a boat trip to the falls. Trip starts in the jungle of the National Park in 4 by 4 trucks without roof for best visibility of the trees and to take good photos. Then, take a zodiac boat to the lower Iguazu River upstream to discover the falls little by little with a panoramic view of the Iguazu Falls. Be prepared to get wet under the falls! Afternoon return to the hotel.
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7

Iguazu National Park – Buenos Aires – Calafate

Transfer to the airport to take the flight back to Buenos Aires to make a connection to Calafate. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, privately travel to the Glaciarium Museum. Here, enjoy a free drink of one’s choice at the Glaciobar. Transfer privately back to the hotel.

Transfer to the airport to take the flight back to Buenos Aires to make a connection to Calafate. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, privately travel to the Glaciarium Museum. Here, enjoy a free drink of one’s choice at the Glaciobar. 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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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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10

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.

El Calafate, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina

Iguazu Falls, Misiones Province, Argentina

Buenos Aires, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, 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) : 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) : Loi Suites Iguazu

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

Puerto Iguazu (Argentina Side) : Sheraton Iguazu Resort & Spa

Calafate : Eolo Lodge

Testimonials

Sue

Traveled March, 2008

We really enjoyed all the hotels and the tours you recommended!

Thanks for checking in. We had an excellent time in Chile and Argentina. Everything worked out perfectly. It was very comforting to have someone meet us in each city and facilitate our tours, while allowing us plenty of time on our own. All of the transfers and pick-ups were perfectly on time and were with very kind and helpful guides and drivers. Our only problem was in Chicago on our way home when our flight was cancelled, but there was really nothing anyone could do at that point. Otherwise everything was great! We really enjoyed all the hotels and the tours you recommended and look forward to working with you again in the future. Thanks again!

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J and K

Traveled April, 2014

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I have given your information to two of my co-workers. They were very impressed with my recaps of our travels and my stellar recommendation of my friend Stephanie! They both may be calling you.

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Ginny

Traveled March, 2014

I would happily recommend you and Yampu

I would happily recommend you and Yampu, and would be glad to use your services again in the future!

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