Salta province in Northwest Argentina has the culture and scenery to fascinate any inquisitive traveler. Explore the stunning rock formations of Valles Calchaquies, the colonial history of Salta, the archeology of Cachi, and Cafayate's rich wines and cuisine.
Visit the quaint alpine city of Bariloche. This town is the principal city of the Argentine Lakes District and a great base camp for enjoying various outdoors activities including hiking, kayaking, whitewater rafting, horseback riding and mountain biking. Spend time strolling the stores and its many chocolate shops or come in the off season for skiing opportunities!
Take the opportunity to meet Argentina's capital city, Buenos Aires! Often referred to as one of South America's (and maybe the world's) most exciting cities, Buenos Aires offers fabulous food, world famous wine, the tango, amazing art, interesting neighborhoods. The city is interesting by day, and captivating by night.
Enjoy a visit to the historic town of Colonia, Uruguay, founded by the Portuguese in 1680. Explore this unique town with its windy, cobbled streets and excellent restaurants and shops. Visit the beach promenade, Old Town, and various museums. Embark on a fast ferry from Buenos Aires and immerse yourself in colonial history on the shores of the harbor.
Visit the Cordoba region of Argentina with a stay at the historic Estancia Los Potreros - a working horse and cattle farm. Enjoy warm countryside hospitality and an authentic ranching experience as you immerse yourself in the Argentine Gaucho way of life.
Explore Perito Moreno Glacier up close! This 3 day extension will take adventurers to the lively town of El Calafate, where you will spend time browsing the tree-lined streets. Spend the night on a working Patagonian sheep farm, then drive into Parque Nacional Los Glaciares for an encounter with the stunning Perito Moreno Glacier. Zodiac across Lago Argentino and have lunch sitting on the lateral moraine of the glacier.
Spend a few days outside of the city to experience The Pampas - El Gaucho style. Stay at a working cattle ranch as you learn the ropes of this traditional Argentine way of life. Help out with the cattle drives, lasso horses, and connect with the local people who have been living this way for centuries.
Iguazu Falls, where over 275 distinct cascades tumble through lush subtropical forest, is one of the most awe-inspiring sights in South America. The falls straddle the border between Argentina and Brazil, and we'll explore the Argentine side to get up close to the plummeting water. With a few more days, visit the subtropical rainforest and discover the thousands of species of flowering plants, butterflies, birds and mammals that make this their home. We offer both 3 and 5 day itineraries in Iguazu.
Cross the Andes by boat! Travel through the spectacular lake country of Chile and Argentina, enjoying the rich green hues of "Emerald Lake" and magnificent views of the Osorno, Puntiagudo, and Tronador volcanoes. Enjoy a free day in Argentina's famous vacation city, Bariloche. End your tour with a drive through Chile's Puyehue National Park. This trip can start and end in Bariloche as well.
Enjoy the tastes and natural treasures of Mendoza, Argentina. Visit this region's important vineyards, and compliment your wine tasting with a cooking class where you'll learn the secrets of Argentine cuisine. Evenings are spent in the city of Mendoza. The city has plenty to offer with a rich history, bustling city centers, outdoor cafes and inviting parks. Finish your time in Mendoza exploring the beautiful natural surroundings with a leisurely horseback ride, or a hiking journey through the mountainous, canyon-filled landscape of Quebrada (Gulch) de los Berros.
This three day extension from Buenos Aires is an active walking tour for those looking to get close to the wildlife. After a drive through the sweeping Patagonia plains embark on the winding trails of the teeming Punta Tombo penguin colony and spend a few hours watching these comical birds. Explore the famous Peninsula Valdes wildife reserve, an important natural habitat for numerous species. Have the opportunity to join seasonal whale watching excursions between June and mid-December to, with luck, spot one of the most rare whales in the world.
Encounter unique Welsh heritage and observe the diverse wildlife found in the Peninsula Valdes Wildlife Reserve with the flexibility of your own schedule. See elephant seals, Magellanic penguins, fox, guanaco and numerous birds during your stay. In the right season, you may add in whale watching or scuba diving to tailor this short extension to your preferences. A great wildlife experience perfect for adding on to a Patagonia tour.
Torres del Paine National Park offers a combination of unique wildlife and spectacular scenery in one of the most isolated regions of South America. Travel through Punta Arenas, Chile or El Calafate, Argentina to arrive at EcoCamp. After full days of exploring the park return and rest in comfort in the new Suite Domes!
For those looking to explore Patagonia at a relaxed - yet active - pace! Embark from Ushuaia, the "Gateway to Antarctica" to Harberton Farm. Board zodiacs and wind through the Beagle Channel to Gable Island, Martillo Island and a penguin rookery. Spend a relaxing day at Tierra del Fuego, Argentina's first coastal national park. Wander its trail system, enjoy a picnic lunch at Lake Roca, and take inflatable canoes downstream into crystal clear Laguna Verde. Enjoy birdwatching and breathtaking scenery on this extension.