MENDOZA

BUENOS AIRES, IGUAZÚ, MENDOZA & EL CALAFATE – 15 DAYS 14 NIGHTS

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Waterfalls, Mountains, Wines and Glaciers

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    All about the BUENOS AIRES, IGUAZÚ, MENDOZA & EL CALAFATE – 15 DAYS 14 NIGHTS.

    Starting with Buenos Aires, a city that combines the European style with the Latin American spirit. In this tour, you will discover its characteristics, its history, its architecture, its culture and its best stories.

    Moving to Iguazu Falls National Park,visiting one Wonder of the World. This fall is rating as the most beautiful waterfall in the world by many visitors.

    Once in Mendoza you will enjoy a tour of the principal wine regions of Argentina visiting to both small and large producers. You will also visit Aconcagua Mountain, the highest mountain in America.

    Finally going to the South, you will visit The Glaciers National Park that has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.  The famous Perito Moreno Glacier is located in the extreme southwest of Lago Argentino 80 kilometers from El Calafate. It has become one of the greater natural spectacles of South America.

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • All services, transfers and excursions detailed in the itinerary, in regular service with English speaking guide;
    • Navigations mentioned;
    • 14 Nights’ accommodation as its described in the itinerary in the mentioned hotels or similar, according to availability at the moment of the booking reques;
    • Taxes.
    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • International flights;
    • National Flights (please ask);
    • Entrance fees;
    • Meals and services not mentioned in the itinerary;
    • Early check in/Late check-out at hotels (except where it is specified);
    • Optional tour;
    • Any kind of insurances.
    1. Day 1 BUENOS AIRES

      Arrival in Buenos Aires, welcome at the airport and private transfer from Ezeiza International Airport to the hotel with English Speaking guide.
      Overnight in Buenos Aires, standard room. (B)

    2. Day 2 BUENOS AIRES - CITY TOUR

      After breakfast, Half Day Buenos Aires City Tour (SIB)

      We will visit Buenos Aires’ most traditional and picturesque points. Buenos Aires is a city that combines the European style with the Latin American spirit. In this tour, you will discover its characteristics, its history, its architecture, its culture and its best stories. We will visit the center of the city, San Telmo, La Boca, Puerto Madero and Palermo, with stops in Plaza de Mayo, Caminito and La Recoleta. Duration: between 3 or 4 hours.

      In the afternoon, return to the hotel.

      Overnight in Buenos Aires, standard room. (B)

    3. Day 3 BUENOS AIRES- IGUAZÚ FALLS

       Morning private transfer from the hotel to the airport (without guide).

      Flight to Iguazú (it is not included).

      Arrival in Puerto Iguazú, welcome at the airport and regular transfer to the hotel with English Speaking guide.

      Overnight in Puerto Iguazú, standard room. (B)

    4. Day 4 IGUAZÚ FALLS: ARGENTIEAN SIDE

      After breakfast, transfer to Iguazu National Park to enjoy a Full Day Iguazú Falls – Argentinian side (SIB).

      Experience the Argentine side of the magnificent Iguazu Falls in three parts.

      Devil’s Throat: Before doing the other two paths, board a little train for a 4 km ride to Devil’s Throat Station surrounding the upper part of the Iguazu River.  From here, walk by a bridge walkway that leads to the balcony of the Devil’s Throat.

      Upper Walk: A walk of 500 meters long and lasts about 45 minutes seeing the Two Sisters, Bosetti, Adam and Eve, Bernabe Mendez, Mbiguá and San Martin falls from the upper part. There is a choice to rappel down or to take a 4 x 4 vehicle to the lower part of the falls.

      Lower Path: With a professional tourist guide, walk approximately 1,300 meters along a foot path for about 1.5 hrs. viewing the falls from below.

      This excursion includes transfers to the visitor center inside of the Iguazu National Park whereupon the traveller would take a train to the Devil’s Throat. Duration: approx. 6 hours.

      Optional tours you can also do:

      Floating (30 minutes): Sailing the upper canal of the Iguazu River to see the flora and faunta of the small islands of this area.

      Great Adventure (1 hr): Combines a jungle trip with sailing to the falls. Start with a trip through the rainforest of the National Park in 4 x 4 roofless trucks. Then take a zodiac boat in the lower Iguazu River upstream for a panoramic view of the falls finishing after a trip directly under the falls.

      Macuco Trail (3 hrs): This is a 3 km walk through the subtropical rainforest. Walking in the early morning or late afternoon provides the greatest possibility to see wild animals and birds. At the end of this path is Arrechea Falls, where you can take a refreshing dip in the water!

      Lunch is included at the National Park. Entrance to the park is not included.

      Overnight in Puerto Iguazú, standard room. (B, L)

    5. Day 5 IGUAZÚ FALLS- BUENOS AIRES

      Breakfast.

      Day at your leisure in Iguazú.

      Overnight in Puerto Iguazú, standard room. (B)

    6. Day 6 IGUAZÚ FALLS- MENDOZA

      After breakfast, regular transfer from the hotel to the airport with English Speaking guide in Puerto Iguazú to take the flight to Mendoza (stopover in Buenos Aires).

      Flight to Mendoza (it is not included).

      Upon arrival, regular transfer from Mendoza airport to the hotel (without guide).

      Rest of the day at your leisure.

      Overnight in Mendoza, standard room. (B)

    7. Day 7 MENDOZA: HIGH MOUNTAIN

      Breakfast. Today you will enjoy a Full Day tour called High Mountiain.

      We will leave Mendoza City to head for the most picture-postcard villages and historical places in the mountain along the international route between Mendoza and Chile.

      In this beautiful tour we will visit: The Potrerillos´ Dam with its wonderful panoramic points, the Uspallata valley, the historical Picheuta Bridge, and Penitentes ski center. Then, the tour will lead us to the famous Puente de Inca, a natural stone bridge with hotsprings. Finally, we will stop in the Aconcagua National Park viewpoint to take stunningly captivating photos. Duration: approx. 10 hours.

      Suggestions: You should wear comfortable clothes, raincoat, and sunscreen.

      Overnight in Mendoza, standard room. (B)

    8. Day 8 MENDOZA BIKING WINE TOUR

      After breakfast, you will enjoy a Half Day Mountain Bike Tour in Luján de Cuyo.

      A fun and original way to explore the wineries between groves of wine, in the picturesque area of ​​Vistalba, in Luján de Cuyo.

      A day to enjoy being outdoors, learn on guided tours and taste prestigious wines, among vineyards and with the view of the mountain accompanying your tour.

      Senetiner Winery: In 1888, Italian immigrants founded te winery and grew the first vineyards in Vistalba, Luján de Cuyo, province of Mendoza. Over the first decades of the last century, the winery was run by several families who succeeded in passing on the secret of fine winemaking and the love for their land.

      In 1969 it is acquired by the families Nieto and Senetiner, who expand the facilities signalling the beginning of a new stage of growth and brand development. In 1998 it becomes part of the Grupo de Negocios de Molinos Río de la Plata. The winery holds a consolidated leadership position, committed to the highest production and quality standards, backed by a continuous investment plan both in estates and process technology.

      The winery has a consolidated position of leadership in all segments of wines and foaming of medium and high range, where it participates, committed to the highest standards of processing and quality, supported by a continuous plan of investments in new farms and process technology.

      Vistalba Winery: Coming from an Italian family, Carlos Pulenta is the founder of the winery, he is the eldest son of Don Antonio Pulenta, one of the founders of Bodega Peñaflor. The winery is inspired by the Creole culture appealing to the avant-garde technology and paying tribute to the traditional method of winemaking, designed so that the whole process of elaboration is done by gravity and without the use of pumps.

      It was in 2009 when Alejandro Bulgheroni, linked through several projects with the agro-industrial sector since 1999, began his participation in Bodega Vistalba working together with Carlos in a common goal: “to elaborate world-renowned high-end wines, with marked identity and personality ”.

      Kaiken Winery: The kaikén is a Patagonian goose that flies freely between Chile and Argentina.
      This is the same journey that our founder, Aurelio Montes, made, bringing his knowledge and enthusiasm to the Argentinian land, and creating Kaiken Winery.

      Inspired by the flight of the caiquén, the brand is an invitation to spread your wings, to let yourself go and enjoy freely, to embark on a sensuous journey of aromas and flavours, that evoke the landscape of Mendoza.

      . The tour involves a 13 km ride through the vineyards. Duration: approx. 7 hours.

      Overnight in Mendoza, standard room. (B, L)

    9. Day 9 MENDOZA - BUENOS AIRES

      Breakfast. Regular transfer to the airport to take your flight.

      Flight to Buenos Aires (it is not included)

      Arrival in Buenos Aires and private transfer from Jorge Newbery National Airport to the hotel (without guide).

      Overnight in Buenos Aires, standard room. (B)

    10. Day 10 BUENOS AIRES

      Breakfast.

      Day at your leisure in Buenos Aires.

      Arrival in Buenos Aires and private transfer from Jorge Newbery National Airport to the hotel (with a guide). In the evening, Tango Dinner Show (SIB).

      International cuisine, regional dishes, desserts and a wide selection of Argentine wines will be offered to accompany the Tango show, where guests will experience the sensual dance of Tango, which reveals the spirit of Buenos Aires’ beginnings. All this held in a romantic and intimate atmosphere. Transfers Hotel/ Restaraurant/ Hotel are included. Duration: 4 hours.

      Overnight in Buenos Aires, standard room. (B, D)

    11. Day 11 BUENOS AIRES- EL CALAFATE

      After breakfast, private transfer from the hotel to the airport in Buenos Aires to take the flight to El Calafate (without guide)

      Flight to El Calafate (it is not included).

      Upon arrival, regular transfer from El Calafate airport to the hotel with English Speaking guide.

      Rest of the day at your leisure.

      Overnight in El Calafate, standard room. (B)

    12. Day 12 EL CALAFATE: ESTANCIA CRISTINA DISCOVERY NAVIGATION

      Breakfast.

      Today we will enjoy a Full Day Navigation to Upsala Glacier at Estancia Cristina.

      After sailing from Punta Bandera Pier, you will start the navegation thought the Nortern arm of the Agentino Lake so you can reach Upsala Channel and get a panoramic view of the front of Uspala Glacier.

      After disimbark in Estancia Cristina, thanks a 4×4 vehicle, you will start ascending thought the Feruglio cord. There, you will hike so you can reach the lookout point of Upsala Glacier where you can appreciate the Guillermo Lake, the East fronf of the Uspala Glacier and the Southern Patagonian Continental Ice Field.

      After lunch, you will be surrounded by ñires woods until you reach the Dog’s river fall. After that, you will visit the Costumbrista Museum, an old shearing shed, where you will hear the history of the master’s family. You will take a guided walk to Caterina River, La Noria, the Chappel so you can tour the hull of the Estancia.

      Note: If the maximum number of passengers is exceeded, visitors will be divided in turns by the tour coordinator of the Estancia.

      Lunch is optional. Entrance fee Los Glaciares National Park is not included. Duration: approx. 11 hours.

      Overnight in El Calafate, standard room. (B, L)

    13. Day 13 EL CALAFATE: PERITO MORENO GLACIER

      Breakfast. Today we offer Perito Moreno Full Day Tour (SIB).

      This park has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.  The famous Perito Moreno Glacier is in the extreme southwest of Lago Argentino 80 kilometers from El Calafate. It has become one of the greater natural spectacles of South America.  From time to time walls of ice fall from the 60-meter-tall face into the waters of Brazo Rico or to the Canal de los Témpanos, navigating the channel to the principal body of the lake.  This cycle will take 4 to 6 years ending with the lake divided in two.  The Brazo Rico remains retained and elevates approximately 35 meters above its current level.  The water slowly makes a tunnel in the glacier until the pressure makes it collapse.  This spectacle is indescribable. The waters precipitate in gigantic waves only to start the process all over again. Bring or purchase a box lunch or drink. Navigation and trekking tours are available year-round to purchase on site. State of paths: completely gravel.

      We leave through route number 11, bordering Lake Argentino. From El Calafate to the Moreno Glacier there is 80km, through tarmac road. From the beginning, the journey offers very pleasant surprises. Leaving El Calafate, we can see at the right the Lake Argentino with its Redonda Bay. In it we can appreciate an important variety of bird fauna, from which the black neck swan, the flamingo, the vapor duck, the coot and the cauquen stand out. The eye-catching yellow color of the countryside is due to its “coiron” pasture, and among them the white and short “coiron” stands out. During the first 40km we travel through the Patagonian Steppe , then enter the National Park to observe the tree area vegetation that is mostly made of the “notofagus” family (ñires, guindos and lengas), seldom cinnamon trees, and flowers of different colors, among which the “notro” stands out because of its intense red color that corresponds to the Patagonian Andean Forest. We arrive at the “curva de los suspiros” (sigh curve), named this way because it is the first panoramic viewpoint of the Perito Moreno Glacier. There is a short stop to take pictures and we move forward to Bajo las Sombras Port.

      There is an option of doing an additional Navigation through the southern arm of the Iceberg Channel in order to have different views of the Perito Moreno Galcier wall. (Duration: 1 hour)

      Back to the Port, we go to the footbridges where we have a service area for visitors and a system of balconies and footbridges that allow you to enjoy walks along different paths and to have amazing views of the Glacier. After some free time for walking and lunch (which is optional), we begin our way back to El Calafate.

      Recommendations: wear comfortable shoes and warm clothes (windbreaker, jacket, and windbreaker and / or raincoat). Sunglasses, sunscreen, and gloves. Also, sun hat or coat in case it gets very cold.

      State of paths: completely gravel. Regular tour departs at 08:00 am, returns at 05:00 pm. Entrance fee to Los Glaciares National Park is not included. Lunch is optional. Duration: 9 hours.

      State of paths: completely gravel. Regular tour departs at 08:00 am, returns at 05:00 pm.

      Overnight in El Calafate, standard room. (B)

    14. Day 14 EL CALAFATE – BUENOS AIRES

      Breakfast. Regular transfer to the airport to take your flight with English Speaking Guide. Flight to Buenos Aires (it is not included).

      Arrival in Buenos Aires and private transfer from Jorge Newbery National Airport to the hotel (without guide).

      Overnight in Buenos Aires, standard room. (B, D)

    15. Day 15 BUENOS AIRES

      Breakfast and private transfer from the Hotel to Ezeiza International Airport (without guide). (B)

    TANGO
    IGUAZU FALLS
    PERITO MORENO GLACIER