9 days/ 8 nights
Buenos Aires, Iguazu & Mendoza
Departures: All year round
Places Visited: Buenos Aires, Iguazu & Mendoza
Begin your journey in Buenos Aires, one of the most captivating cities in South America, and while there, take a boat ride on the Tigre Delta for a taste of waterway living. Go north to admire the wondrous and watery panoramas of Iguazu Falls, one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World. Experience the wine culture of Mendoza, and in Lujan de Cuyo Valley discover the secrets of making the famous Malbec wine. Come alive by experiencing a scenic hike and picnic in glorious Andes Mountain heights.
- 8 nights accommodation in double room occupancy.
- Daily breakfast, all transfers, tours with bilingual guides, and local taxes
- 1 half-day Classic City Tour in Buenos Aires
- 1 half-day Tigre Delta in Buenos Aires
- 1 half-day tour to Argentine Falls in Iguazu
- 1 full-day tour Lujan de Cuyo Wine valley in Mendoza
- 1 full-day trekking at Cerro Arenal with picnic in Mendoza
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:
- International & Domestic flights
- Meals and drinks other than those mentioned
- Tips or personal expenses
- Travel insurance
- Optional tours and experiences
- Entrances to the National Parks
- Any items not mentioned
* Price Per Person in US$, based on std. room in 4– and 5-star accommodations, subject to availability and may change without notice. Airfare not included unless indicated. Please read terms and conditions. Insurance is highly recommended. This is an exclusive promotion through Borello Travel & Tours.
Day 1: Buenos Aires
Upon arrival to the airport, private transfer to Buenos Aires Grand Hotel.
Day 2: Buenos Aires
Half day Classic city tour (Private tour). Enjoy a three-hour sightseeing tour of Buenos Aires, a cosmopolitan city that reflects the rich heritage of the numerous immigrants that shaped Argentina’s capital. The tour starts at the historic Plaza de Mayo square, the scene of influential political manifestations. The square is flanked by the Government House, better known as the "Pink House”; the Cabildo (the old City Hall) and the Cathedral. Further south, visit the picturesque port neighborhood of La Boca with its famous colorful street "Caminito", and its unique architecture and customs that reflect the influence of the European immigrants, especially Genovese sailors, who settled along these shores at the end of the 19th century. The tour continues towards San Telmo, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Buenos Aires. Settled by immigrants, the neighborhood has preserved most of its architectonic heritage and boasts lovely cobblestone streets lined with colonial houses. Next on the tour is the modern, well-heeled district of Puerto Madero and Palermo neighborhood with its elegant residences set among large green spaces. The tour concludes in Recoleta, Buenos Aires’ most sophisticated and upscale neighborhood.
Day 3: Buenos Aires
Half day Tigre and Delta (Private tour). Departure from the hotel towards Tigre, passing by the neighborhoods of Olivos, where the President of Argentina resides, Martinez, and San Isidro, known for its neogothic-style Cathedral and artisanal fairs. Tigre is a lovely neighborhood situated in the delta of Paraná River. The area was first colonized in 1580, but it was not until the last years of the 18th century when people settled in this area. The first inhabitants were smugglers that took advantage of the labyrinth of little rivers and isles to hide and to enter with goods, evading the customs taxes. Finally, in the last years of the 19th century, it turned into the favorite place for recreation of he high class of Buenos Aires.
At the dock, board a boat to sail through different rivers and streams of Parana’s Delta. The delta gathers several little isles covered with abundant subtropical vegetation, crossed by channels and streams, making it an ideal place to relax in touch with nature and pure air. Highlights of this boat ride include picturesque houses, rowing and yacht clubs, old residences making contrast with wooden houses built over piles to beat the constant floods, and the way of living of this community contrasting the fast-paced rhythm of downtown Buenos Aires. On Sundays, near San Fernando Channel the local fair called Mercado de Frutos takes place. Afternoon return to the hotel.
Day 4: Buenos Aires / Iguazu
At appropriate time, private transfer to the airport for flight to Iguazu, and further private transfer from Iguazu airport to Panoramic Hotel Iguazu.
Day 5: Iguazu
Full Day Argentine Falls (Private tour). Visit the Argentine side of the Iguazu Falls, located inside Iguazu National Park, one of the first protected natural areas in South America and a UNESCO Heritage Site. At the Visitor's Center board an open train for a 15-minute ride to the Cataratas Station for a pleasant easy walk through paths cut in the forest leading to numerous lookouts along the upper and lower trail for a close-up look of various of the 275 waterfalls with drops close to 70 m/200 ft, all surrounded by a lush rainforest, packed with an amazing variety of ferns, orchids, begonias, birds and butterflies. Board the train again to continue to Garganta Station for a 1200 m/4000 ft walkway to the Devil's Throat lookout, a truly unforgettable scene right on the edge of fall (be prepared to get wet and watch the impressive thunderous churning water below). Return by train to the Visitor's Center and later transfer back to the hotel. Entrance to the National Park not included.
Day 6: Iguazu / Mendoza
At appropriate time, private transfer to the airport for flight to Mendoza, and further private transfer from Mendoza airport to NH Cordillera Hotel.
Day 7: Mendoza
Full day Lujan de Cuyo Wine Tour (Private tour). Explore the wineries in the central-western part of Mendoza with visits to: Achaval-Ferrer winery, known for producing excellent quality red wines of superior character and style, belonging to the group of the great wines of the world. Luigi Bosca Winery opens the doors of its winery and farms to offer the visitors the chance to live from the inside the amazing experience of the world of wine. Tradition, authenticity and elegance are the three foundations upon which the wide line of Luigi Bosca white, red and sparkling wines are based on. True to its tradition, the Arizu family has thoroughly understood the secret of the vibe and the terroir from Mendoza, reflected in each bottle from a timeless collection of wines that are noble, elegant and with great tipicity. At noon, visit to Lagarde winery for an exclusive and unique lunch at its 19th century manor for delicious wood-fire local cooking techniques and ingredients, all paired with Lagarde’s wines. All the dishes are prepared in front of our diners, set in the winery’s colonial patio, making it an exceptional experience that entertains all five senses. Afternoon return to the hotel.
Day 8: Mendoza
Full day trekking at Cerro Arenalwith picnic (Private tour). Start with a 40 minutes drive from the hotel to Cerro Arenal for a fantastic full day walking tour, meeting the magic of its landscapes and nature. Cerro Arenal is located in the frontal cordillera of the Andes where you find the Cordon del Plata, one of the most privileged zones for the practice of mountaineering given its location so close to the city and its various peaks between 3,000 and 6,000 meters. In the Cordon del Plata you find a variety of local flora and fauna like pastures, perennial plants, guanacos, condors, foxes and chinchillas, surrounded by cliffs and water streams. All followed by a tasty picnic prepared by the renowned exclusive chef of Cavas Wine Lodge.
Day 9: Mendoza.
At appropriate time, private transfer to the airport.
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Tour descriptions and approximate times are for informational purposes only. Some places described may be substituted and/or approximate times may be subject to change, due to unexpected circumstances or weather conditions.