Total Argentina express in 15 days in international group, fixed dates, 2016
A tour 15 days in international group with english speaking tourleader
Total Argentina in short time!
Fixed departure dates from 2 persons:
You can choose this tour in 2 opcions
Day 1 – Buenos Aires
Arrival and reception at the airport; transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, visit to the most elegant South American city. You will sightsee the Plaza de Mayo main square and its surrounding buildings, 9 de Julio.Avenue, the old quarter of San Telmo which used to be the most well-off district in the city, now becomingagain one of the trendiest areas, and the Italian district of La Boca with its colorful “Caminito”, an alley skirted by the typical colored tin facades of the old “conventillos”, basic and modest houses where, back in the beginning of the XX century, many families would live together in just a few rooms. On the way to Palermo, one of Buenos Aires traditional areas, you will go by the most important places such as the Zoo, the Botanicalgardens, Palermo’s park, the Polo field, the Planetarium and the oldest residential neighbourhood known asPalermo Viejo, to finally end in the sophisticated district of Recoleta, where you will visit Evita’s grave.
Return to the hotel. At night you will enjoy a dinner show where you will enjoy the sensual magnetism of tango,performed by the best tango dancers and singers. Return to the hotel. Accommodation
Day 2 –Buenos Aires – trelew
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport and flight to trelew. Full day excursion to Punta Tombo fauna reserve, the largest Magellan penguin colony in the continent. Walk along the interpretative paths drawn among the nests of more than 500,000 Magellan penguins that gather in this colony every year. A tour around the reserve will let you appreciate, within less than a meter distance, the interesting habits of these sea birds that will curiously approach you.
Day 3 – Puerto Madryn
Breakfast. Full day tour to Península Valdés passing by the Ameghino Isthmus located between Nuevo and San José gulfs. You will visit Puerto Pirámide and the sea lion rookery.
What you cannot miss is the whale watching boat excursion (optional – operates from July to early December). Afterwards you will continue to Punta Delgada to have lunch (optional) and see the large elephant seal settlement on the beach. Then you will continue to Caleta Valdés to watch the sea lions rookery. Return to hotel. Accommodation.
Day 4 – Puerto Madryn / Ushuaia
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport to board the scheduled flight to Ushuaia. Arrival and reception at the airport; transfer to the hotel.
Day 5 – Ushuaia /
Breakfast. In the morning,, we will visit the Tierra del Fuego National Park, located 12 km (7.5 miles) away from the city. This park constitutes a natural reserve of typical species of the Andean-Patagonian forest spread over an area of 63,000 hectares (155,500 acres).
The most outstanding feature of the park is Lapataia bay, the southernmost tip of the continent, with a wonderful view of the Beagle channel.
In the afternoon boat expedition in the Beagle Channel. You will embark the catamaran that will take you to the Birds and Sea Lions Islands, through the waters of Beagle Channel, from where you will get an excellent panoramic view of the city framed by the Andean mountains.
From the boat you will see the Birds Island, where a great variety of sea birds can be appreciated, mainly: cormorants, albatrosses, ducks and sea gulls. Soon after the catamaran will reach the Sea Lions Island and will finally get to Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse, from where you will start the way back to the city. Arrival at the pier. In due time, transfer to the airport to board the scheduled flight to El Calafate. Arrival and reception at the airport; transfer to the hotel. Accommodation.
Day 7 – El Calafate
Day of leisure, or enjoy optional navigation to estancia cristina. Discover the look out from where you can see the upsale glacier . Accommodation.
Day 8 — El Calafate – Buenos Aires
Breakfast. Visit to the Perito Moreno glacier, one of the largest active glaciers of the world, declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO because of its breathtaking beauty and its unusual behavior.
Return to the city.Transfer to the airport to board the scheduled flight to Buenos aires. Arrival and Accommodation.
Day 9 Buenos aires / Iguazú
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport to board the scheduled flight to Iguazú. Arrival and reception at the airport; transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, you to take the tour to visit the Brazilian side of the falls. The walk on the footbridge’s path is breathtaking for the Panoramic view of the San Martin island and the most impressing waterfalls on the other side of the border: the Bozzetti, San Martín and Tres Mosqueteros.
From the viewpoint you can enjoy a superb view of the Devil’s Throat located at only 150 m of distance and which is enhanced by the formation of permanent rainbows. The walk ends next to the Floriano fall where you find access to the panoramic lift that you may optionally take. Return to the hotel. Accommodation.
Day 10 – Iguazú /
Breakfast. Departure on an excursion to visit the Argentine side of the falls, located within the National Park,one of the first sites protected in America. The falls have been declared World Heritage site by UNESCO.From the visitor’s center within the Cataratas area you will take an open train to travel 15 minutes to the Cataratas station. From that point you will enjoy a walk on the paths and lookouts of the upper and lower footbridges, admiring really closely the imposing 275 waterfalls, which precipitate to the river from 70 meters (230 feet) height and also the amazing variety of ferns, orchids, begonias, birds and butterflies.
Then you will take the train up to Garganta station, from there you will descend walking 1,200 meters (¾ mile) to the Devil’s Throat balcony, to share one of the greatest shows on Earth. Transfer to the airport for flight to Buenos Aires.Reception at Buenos Aires domestic airport and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation.
Day 11– Iguasu / Salta
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport to board the scheduled flight to Salta. Arrival and reception at the airport; transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, enjoy a visit to the beautiful city of Salta. Salta is, beyond any doubt, the Argentine city which has best preserved its colonial heritage, with its one-story houses and its typical balconies with richly ornate colonial-style bars.
The visit will make it possible to have a look at the most precious gems dating back to colonial times, such as: the Church and Monastery of San Francisco, the ‘Cabildo and Historic Museum of the Northwest’, the San Bernardo Monastery, the Italian-style building of the Main Church, which hosts the mortal remains of the hero of the Independence Wars, General Martín Miguel de Güemes. The tours goes on towards the city outskirts, up to San Bernardo Hill, where stands the Monument to General Martín Miguel de Güemes, for a great view of the city and the Lerma Valley. The visit will also stop at the handicraft market.
The tour will finish at the MAAM Museum (Archaeological Museum of High Mountain) which is a real ”must“ in the city for its great archaeological asset, particularly the momies found in the height of Llullaillaco Volcano, in the Andean Cordillera. Return to the hotel. Accommodation.
Day 12 – Salta
Breakfast. Full day tour to Purmamarca by Salinas Grandes (Great salt pits). Early departure towards San Antonio de los Cobres. The route, running parallel to the Train to the Clouds rails renders possible to observe its viaducts, switch-backs and loops of this impressive engineering masterpiece that runs in the depth of Quebrada del Toro (Bull’s river gorge).
A place where the shining blue of the sky, the multicolored hills covered by cactuses and bushes and the pure Andean air. Continuing northwards pass by Salinas Grandes (Great Salt Pits), and then down the spiral-like route of Cuesta de Lipan through the Purmamarca Valley until the historical village of the same name, where the Cerro de los Siete Colores (Seven Coloured Mount) provides a most attractive backdrop. Purmamarca, a picturesque town framed by the striking colours of the mountains. It is interesting to visit its adobe parish church and its main square with its fair. Return to Salta. Accommodation
Day 13 – Salta / Cachi / Cafayate
Breakfast. Early departure from your hotel toward the enchanting village of Cachi. We will pass by some small villages next to Salta and then up the Escoipe River Gorge to enjoy the imposing scenery of Cuesta del Obispo (Bishop´s Slope) up to ‘Piedra del Molino’, the highest point in the road at about 3,600 meters above sea level. From there, drive the so-called Recta de Tin Tin, a strait road which was part of the Inca trail. It goes westbound along the bleak landscape of ‘Los Cardones National Park’.
Arrival in Cachi, situated at the Nevado de Cachi foothill. Cachi enjoys the colorful clear atmosphere of this pre-Columbian village with its old houses, its radiant sun, good wines and attractive hills, where the air is so pure that locals are said to live to a very old age. Time for lunch (own expense). After lunch, departure towards Cafayate, driving along mountainous roads passing by the tiny towns of Seclantas (short left detour) and Molinos. This was a pre-hispanic town which later on was dominated by a Feudal Lord. It is interesting to visit the old San Pedro de Nolasco Parish Church and also opposite to it the old household of the Feudal Lord nowadays turned into a hotel. Continuing along Route 40, you will pass by some tiny towns and the amazing landscape of the Quebrada de las Flechas (Arrows’ ravine). You will finally arrive in Cafayate, already well known for its wine production. Visit to a winery with winetasting. Return to the hotel. Accommodation.
Day 14 – Cafayate / Salta/ Buenos Aires
Breakfast. Visit to a local winery including winetasting, to get to know a bit about the very particular wines of the region. Return to Salta, sightseeing the beautiful landscape of the Quebrada del Rio las Conchas (Las Conchas river gorge).
The reddish rock formations turn the scenery into a magic landscape, particularly at sunset. Arrival in Salta; transfer to the airport and flight to Buenos Aires
Day 15 – Buenos Aires
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport to your international flight.
Air tickets and airport taxes are not included, but we also can arrange.
Southamerica planet can arrange al the local and international flights from anywhere in the world
BUE / REL AR 1864 05.35
USH / FTE AR 1893 13.35
FTE / BUE) AR 1899 19.55)
BUE / IGR AR 1720 09.10
IGR / SLA AR 1814 11.40
SLA / BUE AR 1459
(In case of future flight rescheduling which makes necessary to change flights, please contact us to inform flights for the departure date chosen).
*Buffet breakfast at hotel
*Accommodation at hotels mentioned or similar.
*Early check in / Late check out not included
*Admissions to National Parks and reserves%