Your trip will begin in Buenos Aires. The bustling city is not only
Argentina’s vibrant capital but also the second-largest metropolitan
area in South America.
Take a morning stroll on the Plaza de Mayo, which houses several of the
city’s major landmarks, including the Casa Rosada (the executive mansion)
and the Cabildo, a sprawling museum bursting with paintings, artifacts,
clothing and jewelry from the 18th century. Next, unwind in one of the
myriad parks and gardens of Palermo; wander through San Telmo, the oldest
neighborhood in Buenos Aires and the birthplace of the tango; take in the
colorful buildings of La Boca; and explore Recoleta Cemetery. Hailed as one
of the most beautiful cemeteries in the world, this 14-acre marvel contains
the graves of numerous Argentinian presidents, Nobel Prize winners and
historical figures. Later, take a private tango lesson and enjoy a dinner
complete with a lively tango performance at a lauded Buenos Aires venue.
Fly to the Brazilian side of Iguassu Falls. Located in Iguassu National Park,
these breathtaking waterfalls span nearly two miles and are surrounded by a
lush rainforest that is home to diverse and rare flora and fauna, including
spotted leopards, magnificently colored butterflies, exotic birds, prego
monkeys, armadillos and much more.
Your exploration of the falls continues, this time on the Argentine side.
Feel the mist of the falls swirl around you and hear the roar of the river
as you take a 2,300-foot-long catwalk over Devil’s Throat, a long, narrow
chasm into which half of the river’s flow falls.
Take a scenic flight to Bariloche. Situated in the foothills of the Andes,
this city in the province of Rio Negro is nicknamed “Little Switzerland”
because it resembles an alpine town.
Take in the beauty of Bariloche, known not just for its snow-capped peaks
and bountiful skiing but also for its azure lakes and plentiful fishing.
Visit the shores of the dazzling Lake Moreno and amble through the pristine
Llao Llao Peninsula. Stop by Lopez Bay before venturing up the Cerro Campanario
chairlift, which offers panoramic views of the region’s hills, lakes, mountains
and valleys in their full Patagonian splendor.
Spend the day enjoying Bariloche’s many leisure activities, which include golf,
biking, rafting, fishing, horseback riding and kayaking.
Board a flight to El Calafate, a quaint town that serves as a hub for Los
Glaciares National Park, and spend the evening relaxing at your hotel.
Spend the day taking in the awe-inspiring Perito Moreno Glacier, a
colossal ice formation that covers 97 square miles. An expert guide
will take you on an intimate and informative hike over the glacier and,
later, on an exclusive boat excursion.
Depart El Calafate
Board a flight home at the El Calafate International Airport.