ARRIVE BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
Arrive in Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina, where you are met and transferred to your hotel, with guaranteed early check-in.
BUENOS AIRES | BIRTHPLACE OF THE TANGO
Today, visit the many landmarks of Buenos Aires, known as the “Paris of South America,” observing the European influence in the city’s architecture, cuisine and other facets of daily life. Visit Plaza de Mayo to learn about the people who made history there and see the buildings emblematic of their struggles and triumphs. Then, enjoy the city’s oldest residential neighborhood: San Telmo, walking along its cobble-stoned streets and discovering its antique shops and picturesque buildings with your private A&K guide. Finally, explore elegant Recoleta, where you find the final resting place of Eva Perón, “Evita,” in Recoleta Cemetery. This evening, attend a dinner and tango show at renowned Rojo Tango, a cabaret designed to recall times gone by, and witness a performance full of passion and sensuality.
BARILOCHE | "LITTLE SWITZERLAND"
Fly to Bariloche, the “Little Switzerland” of Argentina, where you are met and transferred to your hotel.
BARILOCHE | ALPINE WONDERLAND
Explore the best-kept secrets of scenic Bariloche, a panoply of lush hills, rugged peaks and lakes reflecting a crisp blue sky. Then, join your guide for a low-intensity hike, listening to the sounds of the forest. Stop in the woods to enjoy freshly made mate, a favorite Argentine beverage, and learn the etiquette of enjoying it — a shared cultural ritual practiced daily by locals. This afternoon, visit a local brewery where a brewmeister shows you what makes beer from this region so unique, and enjoy a tasting.
BARILOCHE | LEISURE & ACTIVITIES
Spend today at your leisure, free to perhaps play a round of golf at Patagonia’s best-regarded 18-hole course or explore the pastoral surroundings with your choice of activities, such as mountain biking, trekking, kayaking, rafting, fishing or horseback riding
EL CALAFATE | PATAGONIAN VISTAS
After a relaxing morning at your hotel, transfer to the airport and fly to El Calafate, a rustic, charming town set against a stunning Patagonian backdrop that serves as gateway to a majestic world of glaciers. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel, where you dine tonight.
EL CALAFATE | AN ASTONISHING, ICY SPECTACLE
This morning, visit the Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the few remaining advancing glaciers in the world. Walk along walkways, located at different heights and distances from the glacier, each with magnificent views of the glacier’s northern and southern faces.
IGUAZU FALLS | BREATHTAKING CASCADES
After breakfast, relax at the lodge and take in the unique Patagonian landscape, before flying to Iguazu Falls. Upon arrival on the Argentina side of the falls, you are met and transferred to your hotel.
IGUAZU FALLS | ABOVE THE DEVIL’S THROAT
Today, begin your exploration of Iguazu Falls, taking in different vistas from the Argentine side. Walk above the falls through paths surrounded by tropical flora, butterflies and exotic birds. Venture onto a boardwalk that extends two-thirds of a mile over the river to Devil’s Throat, a roiling cataract that marks the border between Argentina and Brazil. Later, move within a few steps of the thundering cascades, feeling the refreshing spray it casts up and observing the beauty of the surrounding forest. Next, after an informative stop at Iguazu National Park Visitors Center, depart for Devil’s Gorge, where you stroll along boardwalks that offer spectacular views of the gorge. After lunch, spend your afternoon viewing magnificent panoramas from a trail above the upper Iguazu River.
IGUAZU FALLS | DEPART BUENOS AIRES
Spend the morning visiting the spectacular Brazilian side of the falls. This afternoon, fly to Buenos Aires to connect with your homeward flight.
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TAKE A PRIVATE TANGO LESSON
Enjoy a private tango lesson with the performers from the Rojo Tango show.
VISIT A PATAGONIAN ESTANCIA
Join a group excursion to Nibepo Aike, a working Patagonian estancia (ranch) in Los Glaciares National Park. Take a wilderness walk to Lago Argentino, where you see a gaucho demonstration and enjoy a freshly made dinner of roast lamb.
MINI-TREK ON A GLACIER ADVENTURE
Enjoy a thrilling hike on the icy expanse of the Perito Moreno Glacier and learn about the phenomenon of ice calving.
DISCOVER IGUAZU FALLS’ WATERFALLS & JUNGLE
Experience both essential aspects of Iguazu National Park: jungle and waterfalls. Traverse the lush Yacaratiá trail in an open-air vehicle; sail the Lower Iguazu River, encountering powerful rapids; see the falls from both Argentina and Brazil; and face the incomparable San Martín waterfall.