Day 1 Arrive Buenos Aires
Arrive on the international flight of your choice today and transfer independently to your hotel. Spend the afternoon exploring the area around the hotel, or simply relax after your long flight.
Day 2 Meet the City
Tour the exciting and seductive city of Buenos Aires! This tour includes a bilingual tour guide and visits to typical neighborhoods like La Boca, Palermo, Recoleta, and the Colon Theater, the National Congress, and the Presidential Palace. Experience the highlights of Buenos Aires, and appreciate this great city. This is a great introduction to main sites of interest that you can visit with free time throughout the rest of the trip.
It is hard to imagine a visit to Buenos Aires without attending a tango show. In the evening, your transfer meets you at your hotel and whisks you away to one of the city’s most famous events! At Esquina Carlos Gardel, experience the intimate dance that unifies the city and its people together in a passionate embrace. The tango expresses the heart and the spirit of Argentina. The night includes dinner and a drink, as well as the transfers to and from the show.
Day 3 Tigre Delta
Just north of Buenos Aires, the 9-square-mile island city of Tigre is a region travelers should not miss to get out of the city center and explore the countryside. Your guide will point out historical buildings and sites of interest along the way. Visit the famous fruit market in which rustic weavings, cane and willow furniture, sweets, exotic flowers and, of course, numerous varieties of native fruit tempt you. A guided ferry tour of the beautiful delta ends this excursion. Sail along the delta, passing some of the uncountable channels and forest-covered islands, yacht clubs, and weekend houses in the Paraná River delta. You will be taken back to your hotel when the tour ends.
This tour is approximately 5 hours and is subject to weather & water conditions.
Day 4 Free Day in Buenos Aires
Enjoy a free day to explore Buenos Aires. We can help arrange excursions in and around the city, such as a trip to a nearby estancia, or even tickets to a local soccer game. We can also offer bicycle tours, or if the previous night's tango show was inspirational, we can arrange tango lessons!
Suggested Optional Tours (Click here for details)
- Estancias- The region of Buenos Aires is quite beautiful and has a storied past with the gauchos, and you can enjoy a trip to one of the estancias in the region. Watch the Argentine cowboys at work wrangling livestock and stroll around the beautiful grounds of these old ranches. Enjoy a traditional Argentinean barbeque of the some of world's finest beef, raised free-range on the estancia as well as fresh vegetables from the garden. Full day or multi-day trips with overnight stays at an estancia can be arranged.
- Colonia del Sacramento- Full day and overnight trips to Colonia, Uruguay, are possible by taking the one-hour ferry from Buenos Aires. Founded in 1680 by the Portuguese, this old colonial town is renowned for its cobbled, windy streets and colorful houses reminiscent of old Lisbon. A visit to the historic center is like a walk back in time with its small bars, excellent restaurants, art and craft shops, museums, and a large yacht harbor. Full day or 2 day/1 night trips can be arranged.
- Other ideas- San Telmo Sunday Flea Market, bicycle tours to various areas, or take in a soccer game!
Day 5 Arrive Iguazu Falls
In the morning, fly from Buenos Aires to Iguazu. Upon arrival, settle into your hotel and explore your surroundings.
Please note - we can arrange additional excursions this day depending on your arrival time. One option we recommend is a four hour jeep safari in the forest with zipline canopy tour and waterfall rappel.
Day 6 Discover the Falls
Explore the Argentine side of Iguazu Falls and watch the cascading water from various angles. Begin the day by boarding a small train to Devil's Throat Station, where there's a suspended walkway with spectacular views.
Later, discover the two walking circuits, beginning with the upper walk. This is about a quarter-mile long and takes approximately 45 minutes. From here you can see the Two Sisters, Bosseti, Adam and Eve, Bernabe Mendez, Mbiguá and San Martín Falls. The lower circuit has been described as the "most beautiful thousand meter walk in the world." Heading in a clockwise direction you get a very different perspective of the falls; watch out when you get to the middle of the walkway - you might get wet!!
Make your way through the jungle in a rugged 4x4 vehicle, traveling the limited-access Yacaratia Trail to the nearby of Puerto Macuco. Here leave the truck behind for an inflatable speedboat, in which you navigate four miles (7 kms) along the lower Iguazu River. Bring your swimsuit and be prepared to get wet in the refreshingly cool spray from the falls! Approaching the picturesque falls in Devil's Throat Canyon, brave a mile of rapids before finishing your adventure surrounding San Martin Island. Return with zodiacs to Macuco port and back to the hotel.
Day 7 Fly Buenos Aires
Take the flight of your choice back to Buenos Aires. Spend your free time exploring the architecture which has made Buenos Aires famous, or head for home. With additional time, visit the wine region of Mendoza or head south to Patagonia!