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Flavors of Argentina

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Day 01 - Buenos Aires

Arrival at Ezeiza International Airport. In the city tour of Buenos Aires, you will visit the historical centre of town at Plaza de Mayo, proceed to the old harbor with its colorful houses of La Boca, see the wide avenues, lush green parks and artificial lakes of Palermo and eventually visit the famous monumental cemetery of La Recoleta.

Day 02 - Buenos Aires - Punta Tombo - Puerto Madryn

Flight to Trelew from the domestic airport. The tour starts directly at the airport on arrival and goes southbound through the vast Patagonian steppe to the penguin reserve of Punta Tombo. Time at leisure for the observation of these interesting and unique animals. Then back, via Trelew, to the village of Puerto Madryn at the shore of the Golfo Nuevo.

Day 03 - Puerto Madryn - Península Valdés - Puerto Madryn

Full day excursion to the Península Valdés. Only a narrow strip of land connects this unique animal reserve with the continent. At Puerto Pirámides, there is a possibility to go for an optional boat voyage. Between June and December, whale watching tours are organized. Between January and March sea lions can be seen. Continuation to Punta Delgada, where huge sea elephant seals can be observed at the beach. Finally, back to Puerto Madryn.

Day 04 - Puerto Madryn - Ushuaia

Transfer to the airport and flight to Ushuaia. Transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, transfer to the harbour. Enjoyable boat ride through the bay of Ushuaia and the Beagle Channel by Catamaran. The lighthouse island, the sea lion island and the bird island can be seen. The catamaran gets very close to the island in order to have a perfect observation of the animals. After the tour, time at leisure at Ushuaia or transfer back to your hotel. Overnight at Ushuaia.

Day 05 - Ushuaia

Visit to the Tierra del Fuego National park. This piece of land protects a vast variety of coastal fauna and flora. It is also a paradise for birds. During the tour there is a possibility to explore some tracks through the forest on foot. The park ends at Lapataia Bay which is also the end of the famous Pan-American Highway.

Day 06 - Ushuaia - El Calafate

Flight to El Calafate.

Day 07 - El Calafate - Perito Moreno glacier - El Calafate

One of the highlights of a trip to Patagonia certainly is the visit to the famous Perito Moreno glacier. It lies at about 80km away  from El Calafate. First, there is a ride through typical Patagonian steppe up to the mountains. Here the climate frequently changes and there can be rain or even snow. Nevertheless, the experience of the glacier is the same. The deep blue colour is amazing. Big pieces of ice constantly fall into the lake and keep you eyes spellbound.

Day 08 - El Calafate - Upsala glacier - El Calafate

The second big attraction of El Calafate is the big Upsala glacier. Ride to Punta Banderas by bus. From there the boat navigates for more than two hours over the north part of the Lago Argentino. Suddenly huge icebergs appear and you feel like in the Antarctic. The boat stops at a safe distance from the glacier, for observation. The tour continues to Bahia Onelli where it stops. There is time for lunch while, after a short walk, other glaciers can be observed. In the late afternoon the boat navigates back to Punta Banderas.

Day 09 - El Calafate - Buenos Aires

Flight to Buenos Aires. Enjoy this beautiful and lively city. Buenos Aires is the birthplace of Tango, this dance full of passion can be enjoyed this night.

Day 10 - Buenos Aires

Excursion to the Parana Delta Tigre. The finest residential areas of Great Buenos Aires are crossed on the way to the river terminal. At Tigre you will embark the boat to go through the channels. There are nice weekend houses and some typical vegetation to enjoy. Lunch is served at a beautiful Delta restaurant.

Day 11 - Buenos Aires - Jujuy - Purmamarca

Flight to Jujuy. This is the most northern province in Argentina and has a completely different atmosphere. Drive to the small town of Purmamarca. Here you will find a strong indigenous influence. Purmamarca lies at the foot of the “mount of the seven colors” which is a well-known attraction.

Day 12 - Purmamarca - Humahuaca - Purmamarca

Enjoy Purmamarca, famous for its Indigenous market. After a ride to Tilcara,  an archaeological site is visited. Continue the day trip through the colorful canyon of Humahuaca, stopping at different villages on the way. Lunch is at the colonial town of Humahuaca. Drive back to Purmamarca

Day 13 - Purmamarca - Salinas Grande - Salta

The trip starts on a spectacular Andean road called Cuesta de Lipan. Enjoy the great view from the top of the path. Soon after, one of the largest salt-lakes in Argentina can be reached. The mountain peaks stand in strong contrast with the white salt. At lunchtime, the small town of San Antonio de los Cobres is reached. Visit to the famous rail-viaduct of the Train to the Clouds. Then there is another beautiful gorge to the province capital, Salta.

Day 14 - Salta

Salta is considered the most beautiful city in Argentina. The main square, awe-inspiring churches and some very interesting colonial architecture will be appreciated during the city walk.

Day 15 - Salta - Iguazú

Flight to Iguazú. A city lying on the border with Brazil and Paraguay which is the gateway to explore the waterfalls and the National Park.

Day 16 - Iguazú

A visit to the spectacular waterfalls of Iguazú. On the Argentine side you will find many small tracks through the forest. Unexpected views to the big waters are appreciated all the time. There is also a pathway to the highest individual fall, the Devil’s Gorge.

Day 17 - Iguazú - Buenos Aires

Visit to the Brazilian side of the falls. Here there is a vast overview of the huge falls. A path leads to the bottom of the falls. Then, flight to Buenos Aires, the vibrant Capital City of Argentina.

Day 18 - Buenos Aires

Flight to your home country from Ezeiza International airport or continuation of your own programme.