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Buenos Aires - Iguazu - Bariloche - Calafate (13 days / 12 nts)  From $1451

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Day 1: Arrive in Buenos Aires
Arrival at Ezeiza International airport. Assistance on arrival by one of our representatives, who will take you to the hotel. Overnight in Buenos Aires.

Day 2: Buenos Aires (City tour)
After breakfast at the hotel, depart on half day guided tour to the most important places in Buenos Aires. The tour includes attractions such as the 9 de Julio Avenue, the Obelisk and Corrientes Street. The first stop will be in the Plaza de Argentina - Buenos AiresMayo so as to visit the Cathedral and the Cabildo (Old City Hall). After that, the trip will continue towards the most traditional neighborhood of Buenos Aires, San Telmo, which is characterized by its old colonial houses and the cobblestoned streets. Later on, the tour will go to La Boca Neighborhood located in the south of the city. There will be a new scheduled stop so as to look around the colorful zinc houses that make up this area of Buenos Aires and that used to be the refuge and home for the first immigrants and popular artists. Soon after, the vehicle continues to Puerto Madero – the old port of the city that was turned into one of the most exclusive gastronomic and residential areas in Buenos Aires. The tour will go to Palermo: one of the most extended areas in the city and where it is possible to find the popular woods of Palermo with more or less 300 ha (741 acres) of gardens and artificial ponds surrounded by elegant buildings. Finally, the last point in the tour is Recoleta, which is one of the most selected neighborhoods and where, among other attractions, the Recoleta Cemetery can be found. Also, there are bars, cafes and fancy restaurants that are worth a visit. Here will be the last stop so as to walk to the cemetery area and its surroundings. Return to the hotel. Overnight in Buenos Aires.

(Included meals: breakfast)

Day 3: Buenos Aires (free day)
Day at leisure for optional activities. Overnight in Buenos Aires.

(Included meals: breakfast)

Day 4: Buenos Aires - Iguazu
At the set time, you will be transferred to the domestic airport to take your flight to Puerto Iguazu. Upon arrival you will be assisted by one of our representatives who will take you to the hotel.  Overnight in Iguazu.

(Included meals: breakfast)

Day 5: Iguazu (Argentinean side) 
The park was created in 1934 with the main aim to protect the majestic Iguazu Falls. In 1984, the UNESCO declared this place Natural World Heritage due to the beauty of the scenery and the biological diverse in this subtropical rainforest.

The visit to the Iguazu National Park can be done via 3 circuits and on catwalks, best known as Lower Path, Higher path and the Devil´s Throat Path. The Lower Path is a 1,200-metre-walk (0.8 Iguazu - View of the Argentine sidemiles) that gives a great view of the majority of the rapids and falls from a front and lower point of view. The distances range from a bird’s eye point of view of The Devil’s Throat together with several Brazilian rapids, to spectacular close-ups to other falls. This walk has some high difficulty level due to the number of steps along the way. (Approximate duration: 2 hours). The Higher Path is a 1,300-metre-walk (0.9 miles) that will raise every visitor´s adrenaline level because of the vertigo of being at the edge of some waterfalls. This walk has breathtaking sceneries from a cliff-point outlook and this is the less effort demanding walk of the three traditional ones. No steps along the way. (Approximate duration: 1 hour). The Devil’s Throat has to be access via the Ecological Jungle Train, and everyone must get off at the stop named after this waterfall. From there, there is a stroll along the catwalk which is a winding path that goes around the islands for 1,100 meters (0.7 miles) and ends in the large balconies located on the edge of falls. There are no steps along the path.  (Approximate duration: 2 hours). Overnight in Iguazu.

(Included meals: breakfast)

Day 6: Iguazu falls (free day)
Day at leisure for optional activites. Overnight in Iguazu.

(Included meals: breakfast)

Day 7: Iguazu Falls - Flight to Bariloche
At set time, you will be transferred to the airport to take your flight to Bariloche. Upon arrival you will be assisted by one of our representatives who will take you to the hotel. Overnight in Bariloche.

(Included meals: breakfast)

Day 8: Bariloche (Small Circuit)
After breakfast, you will be taken to do the half day tour called “short circuit”. Today, yoPatagonia - Nahuel Huapi lakeu will discover the picturesque town of Bariloche and its surroundings by doing the "Circuito Chico" tour (Short Circuit). It starts by going along Nahuel Huapi Lake all the way up to Bonita Beach, where the Huemul Island can be seen. Later, you will arrive at the foothill of Cerro Campanario (1,050 meters / 3,500 ft. above sea level) where a chair lift can take visitors up to the top and appreciate the beautiful landscape surrounding Bariloche. The highlights are the Nahuel Huapi and Perito Moreno Lakes, the Trebol Lagoon, the San Pedro and Llao Llao peninsulas, Victoria Island, the Otto, Lopez, Catedral and Goye mountains. Continuing the trip, you will pass by the San Pedro Peninsula and will get to the Llao Llao peninsula where it is possible to see the renowned hotel and the local San Bernardo church. You will pass by the hotel golf courses, the bridge over the Angostura River and that joins the Moreno and Nahuel Huapi lakes. The next stop will be in a natural lookout point. Then, after going around El Trebol lagoon, you will start heading back to the city closing and finishing this circuit. Overnight in Bariloche.

(Included meals: breakfast)

Day 9: Bariloche (free day) 
Day at leisure for optional activities. Overnight in Bariloche.

(Included meals: breakfast) 

Day 10: Bariloche - Flight to El Calafate 
At the set time you will be transferred to the airport to take a flight to El Calafate. Assistance on arrival by one of our representatives, who will take you to the hotel. Overnight in Calafate.

(Included meals: breakfast)

Day 11: El Calafate (Perito Moreno Glacier)
After Today, you will leave in the morning to visit the renowned Perito Moreno glacier, unique on the planet in its constant forward movemEl Calafate - Closeup of an Icebergent. Along the 85 km (53 mi) that you will drive to get to the park, you will discover many Andean pre-cordillera sites that are worth sight seen or recording on camera and by the Argentino Lake you will access the National Park “Los Glaciares”.
Along Brazo Rico River you will start to spot the floating icebergs until you finally are able to grasp in all its awe this natural wonder considered World Heritage by the United Nations. You will take the paths and enjoy some time to observe and to have lunch. Then, in the afternoon you will go back to the hotel. Return to the hotel. Overnight in Calafate.

(Included meals: breakfast)

Day 12: El Calafate (free day)
Day at leisure for optional activities. Overnight in Calafate.

(Included meals: breakfast)

Day 13: Fly out from El Calafate
At the set time you will be transferred to the Calafate airport.

(Included meals: breakfast)

Guide speaking English / Spanish
Quality Hotels Double Triple Single Sup Valid period
Standard Monserrat (Buenos Aires)
Jardin de Iguazu Hotel (Iguazu)
Kenton Palace (Bariloche)
Sierra Nevada (El Calafate)
$1,451 $1,331 $887 1-Aug-14 / 30-Sep-14
Superior Novotel Buenos Aires (Buenos Aires)
Amerian Portal (Puerto Iguazu)
Cacique Inacayal (Bariloche)
Alto Calafate (El Calafate)
$2,609 $2,345 $1,780 1-Aug-14 / 30-Sep-14
Standard Monserrat (Buenos Aires)
Jardin de Iguazu Hotel (Iguazu)
Kenton Palace (Bariloche)
Sierra Nevada (El Calafate)
$1,482 $1,349 $886 1-Oct-14 / 20-Dec-14
Superior Novotel Buenos Aires (Buenos Aires)
Amerian Portal (Puerto Iguazu)
Cacique Inacayal (Bariloche)
Alto Calafate (El Calafate)
$2,570 $2,347 $1,675 1-Oct-14 / 20-Dec-14

Shared service unless indicated otherwise
Prices per person in USD $, subject to change without notice

Included: hotel accommodation with breakfast, transfer/ tours/ meals/ services as detailed.  Private/Shared services as indicated in services category (see below) with English/ Spanish speaking local guides.

Not included: International and domestic Air Fare, airport taxes, park entrance fees, early check in/ late check out at hotels, meals/ services not mentioned, Entrance fees, beverages, gratuities and personal expenses.

Notes:
- Prices per person/USDollars.
- The services are subject to the availability & rates at the moment of the reservation
- This program may be altered depending on the airline`s schedule
- Services category: Tourist: Transfers and excursion in shared services / Superior & First: Transfers in private services and excursions on shared services.
- Rates do not apply on Easter, Christmas, New Year ´s Eve  and  Carnival weeks.
- We recommend you check well in advance with the Consulate/Embassy near your country, to find out if there are any special requirements that you will need to enter these countries (such as Visa, vaccination, etc)