The Best of Argentina 2020

Vibrant Argentina is famous for its love of dance but there is more than Tango to this fascinating country. Explore all Argentina has to offer from the cosmopolitan capital Buenos Aires, to the natural beauty of Patagonia and the Valdes Peninsula. Venture south to Tierra del Fuego and the Beagle Channel before heading back up to experience the stunning Perito Moreno Glacier. Why not extend your stay in Argentina by adding on our Wine Tasting in Mendoza tour? Nestled in the foothills of Mount Aconcagua in the Andes, Mendoza is a fascinating oasis of green, and one of the most endearing cities in the country. Famous worldwide for its Malbec grapes, wine is quite rightly the biggest attraction in town and you will have the opportunity to visit several wineries tasting the flavoursome local produce.

Please see 2020 group tour departure dates below, private tours depart daily, on request.

17, 31 January

14, 28 February

13 March

18 September

02, 16 October

06, 20 November

Duration
9 days
Options
Private or Group basis, Escorted
Start your journey

Trip highlights

  • Lively Buenos Aires
  • Beautiful Valdes Peninsula
  • The magellan penguins of Punta Tombo
  • Dramatic scenery of Tierra del Fuego National Park

Upon arrival at Buenos Aires International Airport you are met and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a day at leisure. 

Suggested Accommodation

  • Hotel Grand Brizo Buenos Aires or similar

After breakfast enjoy a city tour, drive along the widest avenue in the world, the Avenida 9 de Julio, and to the Plaza Lavalle with the Federal Court of Justice and the Teatro Colon visiting the most important sites in Buenos Aires. Drive to the Plaza de Mayo, and see the Casa Rosada, the Cabildo and the Metropolitan Cathedral, home of the Archbishop of Buenos Aires, before visiting the San Telmo district. Until 1888 this part of the city was a river port. Today San Telmo is one of the most modern and desired places to live in Buenos Aires.

You will stop for a cup of coffee and a snack at the traditional coffee house before heading to your next stop in La Boca. The worker district La Boca is famous for its colourful tin-houses and its history as the living district of Italian seamen and dock workers in the 19th century. The historic, wealthy neighbourhood of Recoleta is home to the famous cemetery where Evita Peron is buried. 

In the evening you will be taken to the tango house Viejo Almacen for a fantastic Tango Show and dinner. Viejo Almacen became a unique place thanks to its historic location. At the house you will enjoy a show with music, singing and dancing. 

Overnight at hotel.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Hotel Grand Brizo Buenos Aires or similar

Today is a day at leisure, the following optional tours can be booked locally.

4 hour tour to the Tigre and Delta of the Parana River

3.5 hour tour to San Telmo Antique Fair

9 hour Excursion to San Antonio de Areco 'Meeting Argentine Pioneers' with lunch

4 hour Buenos Aires Biking Tour covering northern alrea Palermo and Recoleta 

Suggested Accommodation

  • Hotel Grand Brizo Buenos Aires or similar

You will be collected for your transfer to the airport for your flight to Ushuaia. 

On your way to the hotel you will do a short orientating city tour with a photo stop at one of the panoramic viewpoints of Ushuaia. Optional tours can be booked locally for the remainder of the day. 

Suggested Accommodation

  • Hotel Cilene del Faro or similar

This morning take a half day tour to the Tierra del Fuego National Park, where you will get the impression that time goes slower here than anywhere else. The long stormy winters and the width of the sky formed a very simple and modern way of living. The Tierra del Fuego National Park is crossed by many rivers which flow into the Beagle Channel. The Beagle Channel received its name due to the expedition led by Charles Darwin. You will pass through the Casco Island where nesting seabirds can be seen before continuing onto the Island Los Lobos to view sea lions.

In the afternoon drive along rustic and unpaved roads from Ushuaia city in northeast direction along National Road 3 and provincial route J to Estancia Harberton. Upon arrival at Harberton take a look around the farm and learn about its origins. The estancia was founded in 1886 by the Anglican missioner Thomas Bridges and it is the oldest building on the island. Later, you'll partake in a short sailing trip (15 mins. one way) aboard semi rigid boats in order to cross to Martillo Island. When you reach the island you will have the chance to see a colony of Magellan and Gentoo penguins, and get up close to them. Best penguin season is by mid-November till mid-April. Enjoy a walking tour spotting skuas (main penguin predator), albatrosses, petrels, cormorants, and other birds from the area. Return back to Estancia Haberton and board the semi rigid boat . Enjoy time at leisure to visit the birds and sea mammals museum before returning back to Ushuaia city (approx. two hours).

Overnight at your hotel.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Hotel Cilene del Faro or similar

Transfer to the airport for your flight to El Calafate, on arrival you will be collected and transferred to your hotel.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Hotel Kosten Aike or similar

Experience a full day tour to the Perito Moreno Glacier today. Drive through the Los Glaciares National Park and arrive in a forest full of colours, before getting your first glance of the Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the few glaciers that is still growing. Every four to five years it covers the gap between itself and the mainland, expanding into the Lago Argentino. Eventually, the ice can't resist the enormous pressure of the water and crashes with a frightening noise; not surprising considering the glacier is five kilometres long and 70 metres high. You can watch this spectacle every day when single ice blocks fall into the lake. You will have two hours here to experience the glacier before driving back to El Calafate.

Overnight at your hotel.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Hotel Kosten Aike or similar

Transfer to El Calafate airport for your flight back to Buenos Aires. On arrival in Buenos Aires you will be transferred to your hotel for your last night of the tour. Evening at leisure. 

Suggested Accommodation

  • Hotel Grand Brizo Buenos Aires or similar

Transfer to the airport for your flight home or (if you have booked a post tour programme) onto your next destination.