ARRIVE IN BUENOS AIRES
On arrival at the Ezeiza International airport, proceed to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.
HALF DAY CITY TOUR & TANGO SHOW WITH DINNER
After breakfast, you will embark on a 3-hour guided historical Buenos Aires city tour. Sense, feel & soak up the emotions of South America’s most glittering capital city. Take in all the major plazas: Plaza San Martin, Plaza 25 de Mayo, Plaza Congreso & Plaza San Martin; traverse the major boulevards & avenues: Corrientes, Cordoba, 9 de Julio, Callao; visit the historic districts San Telmo, La Boca, Montserrat, Once, Recoleta & Puerto Madero & the elegant neighborhoods of Palermo & Belgrano. You’ll see the historic civic buildings & monuments: Casa Rosada the Presidential Palace, Catedral Buenos Aires, Cabildo & the famous iconic Obelisco all the while gaining a knowledge & education through the descriptions & commentary provided by your local expert English speaking guide. At the conclusion of the tour you will be driven back to your hotel.
Later in the evening get ready for the famous Tango Dance Show with shared Tango lesson prior to dinner. Throughout the tango show, guests will understand the history of tango from its beginnings to the present. The proposal also perfectly combines classical dance stage and ballroom tango.
Escape the city and journey back to simpler times with this Gaucho Party tour. Once we arrive at the estancia, Santa Susana, we’ll have some time to get to better acquainted with one another while indulging on handmade empanadas. After which, we will have some free time to take in the sights, explore the area, go horseback riding, etc. The grounds are literally at your disposal.
You won’t have to worry about going hungry on this tour. After our free time we will be invited to partake in an “asado”, which is a traditional Argentinean barbeque that includes – both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, and dessert with coffee or tea. The fun doesn’t stop there; after lunch we will be treated to both a folkloric and a tango show.
The cultural experience doesn’t end there. The real show will start when the gauchos come out to show you their skills. They will demonstrate ring-races and horse mildness, among many other skills. This part of the day is also interactive, so you better have your boots on and ready to go.
IGUAZU FALLS WITH MOONLIGHT TOUR
After breakfast, proceed to catch a flight to Iguazu Falls (Argentinean side). On arrival, transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day will be at leisure.
Full Moon light visit to the falls (subject to weather conditions): During any of the four seasons, from dawn to late at night, the moon is really amazing as it changes its color until it becomes full. We invite you to a night tour going from Central Train Station on the Ecological Rain Forest to the Iguazú Falls Devil's Throat. While watching the waterfalls in the Full Moon silver light, time just stops, words are no longer necessary, and one cannot help not wanting to go back.
Early this morning, you will embark on full day tour of the Argentinean side of the falls accompanied by an English speaking guide. This includes walking trails, steel catwalks, 2 boating excursions, the People Mover Train to the access point of the Devils Throat & a rainforest interpretive 4x4 excursion.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to El Calafate airport for your flight to Ushuaia. Check in and relax on arrival.
After breakfast, we will pick up from your hotel lobby and head towards The Tierra del Fuego National Park, located only 11 km away from the city. You will learn that an interesting characteristic of these particular bodies of water is they all exit towards Beagle Channel. We will be able to appreciate lakes, lagoons and rivers within its limits, and their exit towards Beagle Channel, characteristic that makes the difference with the other national parks of our country.
Departing from the Maipu Avenue towards the southwest, we will drive out of the city passing by the slope of the Susana Mount, witness of the work of the prisoners of the old prison, where now the Southern Fuegian Railway is located.
End of the World Train: At the Pipo River’s valley, we can find the Southern Fuegian Railway Station, and after a brief visit of its buildings, we will start the train tour that will take us visiting part of the old railway used by the prisoners of the Old Prison. We will cross bridges and peat bogs and we will stop at the Macarena Cascade. We will continue our trip, entering the National Park Tierra del Fuego, towards where the old Lombardich sawmill and to the end of the railway we meet the National route #3 ending our train tour.
Helicopter Flight over Esmeralda Lagoon: This expedition beginswith flying over the Bay of Ushuaia, gaining altitude to enter the Valle del Río Olivia, appreciating the majestic Mount Olivia, and the characteristic Monte Cinco Hermanos. You can quickly spot the magnificent Valle Carbajal, with its striking composition of peat formed over thousands of years. The adventure continues through the valley and accessing a second mountain range that houses an incredible body of water called Laguna Esmeralda, due to its extraordinary colour. This jewel of nature, is one of the most visited attractions.
OFF ROAD USHUAIA
After breakfast, you will depart to discover the secrets hidden behind the Southern Andes Range. Far away from the routine of the conventional excursions, it is just the right thing to do for any kind of traveller. Have a relaxing day, traveling and having fun in a trip with some serious off-road experiences! From above the Andes, we’ll get a view of Lago Escondido (Hidden Lake), a little wonder that hides at the bottom of a valley.
On top of all these sensations, from our refuge you’ll see views of Lake Fagnano reserved for just a few. This adventure is accessible to anyone who wishes to have fun and break free from all limitations.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the domestic airport for your flight to El Calafate. In the afternoon, enjoy a horseback riding experience & dinner.
Afterwards, the group meets up again at the door of the shearing shed. This is a chance to see inside such a shed with all its skilled hands and understand the work of the shearing teams. The process is described from the shearing of the animal to the baling of the fleece, ready for the wool to be stored and transported. Manual shears are used for the shearing as they were on all the estancias until the appearance of the mechanical handle with cutting comb, a much faster and more practical system, although not so kind to the animal and does not give such a good cut. Then a demonstration is given of horse handling skills, or according to the rural activities of the day, working with the herd in the corrals close to the main buildings. Between the daily activities the guest could also be able to participate at the morning of the cow milking and at the afternoon of the herding sheep, concluding therefore with a typical work day at the Estancia.
After breakfast, depart towards the Perito Moreno Glacier. The excursion begins in the embarking “Bajo de las Sombras” where you embark for a 20 minutes navigation across the Rico Arm, enjoying breath-taking views of the glacier’s front walls and Icebergs Channel. You debark on the opposite shore, where specialized mountain guides welcome you and lead you to a small shelter. Groups of 10 follow their guides along the lake’s shore towards the edge of the glacier. Once on the ice, the guides put each participant a pair of crampons on, and explain how to use them. The two hours circuit that follows introduces you to the fascinating landscape of the glaciers: strems, small lagoons, gullies, cravasses and plenty of ice formations of the most incredible blues. You will receive explanations about flora, fauna and general glaciology of the region and also about the particular phenomenon that happens in the Perito Moreno Glacier and eventually produces its rupture.
After the walk, a stroll through the forest brings you back to the shelter.
DEPART FOR HOME!
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Ushuaia airport for your flight home.