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Argentinian Falls And Adventure Tour (buenos Aires, Iguazu, El Calafate & Ushuaia)

Argentinian Falls And Adventure Tour  (buenos Aires, Iguazu, El Calafate & Ushuaia) Packages
Country: Argentina
City: Ushuaia
Duration: 12 Day(s) - 11 Night(s)
Tour Category: Adventure Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

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Package Itinerary

Day 1 BUENOS AIRES

Arrival in Buenos Aires, meeting with the passengers. Transfer in private service with a guide from the international airport to the hotel.

Half-day Classic Buenos Aires City Tour (PM): which starts in the center of the city visiting the main square, Plaza de Mayo, the Government Building or the Pink House (Casa de Gobierno or Casa Rosada), the Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), the City Hall (Cabildo), and the Colon Theatre (Teatro Colón). We visit the most important neighborhoods of Buenos Aires, such as the traditional San Telmo; La Boca, the original place of settlement of Italian immigrants; Puerto Madero with its famous restaurants; the residential Palermo; and finally, the elegant Recoleta. Excursion n private service with English speaking guide. Lunch is not included. Duration: 3:00 hours

Hotel of your choice with breakfast and taxes

Day 2 BUENOS AIRES - PUERTO IGUAZU

Private transfer with driver only between your hotel and the domestic airport Jorge Newbery (AEP) to board your flight to Puerto Iguazu (IGR). (Flight not included)

Arrival in Iguazú. Transfer from the airport to your hotel in Iguazú in regular service with English speaking guide.

Accommodation for 3 nights at El Pueblito Hotel Boutique 3.5 stars with breakfast and taxes.

Day 3 PUERTO IGUAZU

Full-day Argentinian side waterfalls visit: During the excursion to the Argentinian Falls, we will visit the traditional circuits: The lower circuit has 1.200 meters, where we can appreciate most of the waterfalls from a really close perspective. It is a 2-hour tour that has many stairs making this walk a little bit hard. The upper circuit has 1.300 meters (with return). It leads us into the main waterfalls giving us a panoramic view of the group of falls from above.

This circuit has no stairs and we finish it in 1 hour. We reach Garganta del Diablo (which means Devil’s Throat) with the Tren Ecológico de la Selva (Rainforest Ecological Train) getting off at Garganta del Diablo station. From there we take a walk by the new footbridge which counts 1.100 meters. We arrive at a wonderful panoramic point with balconies in front of the Devil’s Throat. It is a 2-hour tour and has no stairs. Excursion in regular service. Departure time from 08:30 daily. Admission fee to Iguazú National Park and meals are not included. Duration of 9 hours.

Great Adventure navigation: We depart on a Big Adventure tour. During this trip, we will be able to observe the rainforest with its numerous rapids and waterfalls. We travel 8 kilometers in an all-terrain vehicle finally arriving at the Macuco Port. There we embark on inflatable bi-motor boats and navigate 6 kilometers on the river Iguazú and smaller rapids. Then we arrive at the Devil’s Throat Canyon, where we approach the heart of the Iguazú Falls. Navigation in regular service. The admission fee to the Iguazú National Park is not included. Duration: 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Day 4 PUERTO IGUAZU - BRAZILIAN SIDE WATERFALLS - DUTY-FREE - PUERTO IGUAZU

Half-day Brazilian side waterfalls visit: We visit this famous circuit with the most wonderful panoramic views. This circuit counts 1.200 meters from where we enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of 275 falls. The most important Brazilian falls are Floriano, Deodoro, Benjamín Constant, and Salto Unión, or Devil’s Throat. When we finish this tour we access a panoramic elevator which let us get to the bus, arriving again at the access door. Half-day excursion with Spanish / English speaking guide in regular service.

Not including admission fee to Iguazú National Park and meals. Departure time: 8:30 a.m. or 14:00 p. m. Duration: 5 hours. Please check if your nationality needs VISA to enter Brazil.

Duty-Free Shopping tour which takes place returning from Brazilian Falls excursion. Transfer to Duty-Free Shop located near Brasil, Paraguay, and Argentina frontiers, close to the bridge that connects Argentina and Brasil. This establishment has central heating, a cafeteria, bathrooms, recreation areas for children, professional sales advisors, high-quality products, beauty salons, and currency exchange offices among other services. Tour in regular service. Duration: 1 hour and 15 minutes approximately. Note: only for tourists who stay in Argentinian hotels.

Macuco Safari navigation. This tour starts at the gate of Macuco Safari where we boarded the trucks which allow a general vision of the scenario that unfolds the path: orchids, palm trees, and wild animals that occasionally cross the road. In the second phase, traverse a road of 600 meters leads to the waterfall Salto Macuco. Excursion in regular service with English speaking guide. Lunch and transportation to Brazilian Falls Area are not included. Duration: 2 hours.

Day 5 PUERTO IGUAZU - USHUAIA

Departure transfer from your hotel to the airport in Iguazú in regular service with a guide to board your flight to Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego. (Flight not included)

Transfer from Ushuaia airport your hotel in regular service with English speaking guide.

Accommodation for 3 nights at Los Acebo's **** in 1 double Standard - Buffet Breakfast included.

Day 6 USHUAIA - TIERRA DEL FUEGO NATIONAL PARK - USHUAIA

Half-day Tierra del Fuego National Park visit: Leaving Ushuaia city Southwest, we will travel through national route number 3, towards Tierra del Fuego’s National Park. Along the eleven kilometers that separate the entrance of the Park and the city of Ushuaia, we will make a stop near the Centro Hípico (Riding Club), where we will enjoy some excellent panoramic views of the Beagle Channel, Ushuaia`s Peninsula, and Bridges`, Willie’s and Les Eclauriers’ Islands.

After crossing River Pipo’s bridge, next to Ushuaia’s Golf Club, we will arrive at the End of the World Station. Those passengers that would like to board the End of the World train will be able to take that optional tour.

The rest of the group will await them at the end of the train trip. We continue our drive for 2 more kilometers and enter the National Park, an area reserved to protect the Subantarctic Forest and its native flora and fauna. From this spot, we will be able to take a glimpse of both the Redonda and Estorbo Islands. Through a path surrounded by Lenga forests and peats, we will reach Lake Roca, a glacier lake, with a surface of 5,50 square kilometers, and framed by mountains and forests, where we can likely be able to see different native birds.

We will have around 30 minutes time to be at the services area. The last part of the excursion leads us to Lapataia Bay. Along the way, we will cross the Cormorants Islands, get to see other peats, and also visit a beaver dam. Once in Lapataia Bay, besides the marine coast, rich in mollusks and mussels, we will find traces of the ancient native settlers that used to live in the region.

We will have some time to walk through the footbridge, from which we will be able to take photographs and enjoy the feeling of being at the end of the world. From this spot, the end of National Route number 3, we will begin our journey back to the city of Ushuaia.

OPTIONAL: End of the world train ride

Day 7 USHUAIA - FAGNANO LAKE IN 4WD - USHUAIA

Full-day 4WD Lakes off-road tour: This is one of our most fun and intense excursions, where you can get to know the behind the Southern Andes. It is suitable for all types of travelers and is quite different from conventional excursions. Spend a day relaxing and having fun, experiencing an off-road ride. Get into the adventure as you enjoy the beautiful landscapes. From the Andes Range, we will catch sight of Escondido Lake, a little wonder hidden deep into a valley.

Then, the giant and marvelous Fagnano Lake, which will be the center of our day. The fun and enjoyment do not depend on the climate, as we will go through the woods and river, covered in snow and ice, riding a Land Rover Defender, among trees and bordering a lake with unique sights.

The experienced guide, food, and Argentinean Malbec wines shared with travelers from all parts of the world will add up to a unique experience. You will also enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime view of Fagnano Lake from inside our own shelter. This adventure is suitable for every traveler who wishes to have fun and break free from everything, getting deep into a forest beyond explanation.

Day 8 USHUAIA - EL CALAFATE

Transfer from the hotel to the airport in Ushuaia in regular service with English speaking guide (Flight Ushuaia to El Calafate not included)

Transfer from El Calafate airport to your hotel in regular service with English speaking guide

Accommodation for 3 nights at Alto Calafate Hotel **** in one double standard room - Buffet Breakfast included.

Day 9 EL CALAFATE - ARGENTINO LAKE - EL CALAFATE

Full-day Mini trekking on the Perito Moreno glacier: The excursion starts around 07 am at your hotel. The tour begins at the “Bajo las Sombras pier” about 6 km away from the glacier viewpoint, where you embark to cross Lake Rico, reaching the shore after about 20 minutes of sailing off the south wall of the glacier P. Moreno. After landing you access the shelter where the guides organize groups with a maximum of 20 people. Then we begin a walk along the lake for about 20 minutes to reach the glacier.

At the edge of the ice, the guides put on crampons to participants, who receive instructions on how to travel on the ice. The tour of the glacier takes about 2 hours, and during the course of it you will appreciate a variety of ice formations and crevasses, seracs, drains, small lagoons.

The hike is moderate. The ice surface on which you walk is irregular but firm and safe. Visitors receive explanations about the flora, fauna, and glaciology of the region as well as the particular phenomenon that occurs in the glacier P. Moreno and eventually produces its rupture. At the end of the walk, we return to the shelter through the lush forest Magellan.

To complete a wonderful Tour, we visit the balconies for 1 hour and then we return to El Calafate. Important: Available only for visitors between 10 and 65 years. Regular service with English speaking guide. Transfers Included, Entrance fee to Los Glaciares National Park Included included. Lunch is not included. (We will suggest a lunch box upon booking of this program)

Day 10 EL CALAFATE - 4WD CALAFATE BALCONIES - EL CALAFATE

Half-day Balcones de El Calafate: A 4x4 vehicle drives us up a winding road. We are going to the Balcón de El Calafate, where we are promised an unforgettable view. We leave civilization and begin to travel where motorized vehicles rarely circulate. Without hesitation, the pilot guide activates the double traction of the bolide to venture towards the top of Huyliche hill.

Slowly, but with a firm step, we continued westward, ascending through what was once an ancient glacial and marine bottom.

Day 11 EL CALAFATE - BUENOS AIRES

Transfer from the hotel to the airport regular service with an English speaking guide

Arrival in Buenos Aires. Transfer in private service with English speaking guide from the local airport to the hotel.

Accommodation for 1 night at Dazzler Tower San Martin **** in one double room. Buffet Breakfast included.

OPTIONAL: A farewell tango show and dinner tonight. There is budget to VIP options available, all of them offering a great quality product. We will be happy to guide you according to your preferences.

Day 12 BUENOS AIRES - BACK HOME

Departure transfer from the hotel to the international airport in private service without a guide.

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