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El Calafate: Perito Moreno Glacier Trekking Tour and Cruise

1. El Calafate: Perito Moreno Glacier Trekking Tour and Cruise

Discover the beauty of the Perito Moreno glacier on a guided walking tour on this day trip from El Calafate. Cross the Rico channel on a boat and ride thorugh the unique ecosystem of a Magellanic subpolar forest in comfortable van or bus. Start your trip with pick-up from certain hotels in El Calafate and take the 1.5-hour transfer to Bajo de las Sombras Port. Board a boat to cross the Rico channel. Join a group of up to 20 people and take a 20-minute walk to the glacier.  When you arrive, get kitted out with crampons and begin the ascent. Hike for approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes enjoying the ice formations and discovering the flora, fauna, and glaciology of the region. Learn about the phenomenon of glacier rupture.  Then, return to the refuge through the Magellanic forest. From there, cross the Rich Arm of Lago Argentino and sail in front of the glacier. After this, spend approximately 1 hour exploring a network of walkways which offer a new perspective of the Perito Moreno Glacier.

El Calafate: Perito Moreno Glacier & Optional Boat Cruise

2. El Calafate: Perito Moreno Glacier & Optional Boat Cruise

Depart from your hotel in El Calafate at around 10:30 AM and set off for the Perito Moreno Glacier located inside the Los Glaciares National Park. Travel to the west end of the Magallanes Peninsula and enjoy plenty of time to explore this natural ice formation. Begin your tour of the national park by strolling along a 4-kilometer (2.5-mile) network of boardwalks. Admire the glacier from multiple perspectives as you climb up to different levels and balconies. Spend 2 hours exploring the runways and use this time to eat a packed lunch or make a stop in at one of the restaurants. Go on an optional 1-hour boat ride in front of the northern wall of the glacier. After the tour, return to El Calafate via the same route and arrive in the evening.

Buenos Aires: Piazzolla Tango Show with Optional Dinner

3. Buenos Aires: Piazzolla Tango Show with Optional Dinner

Enjoy a night of live tango and dance performances in the historic Galería Güemes, a classic 1915 theater in the heart of Buenos Aires. The show pays tribute to Astor Piazzolla, one of the most important tango composers in Argentina. Opt for a 3-course dinner and drinks before the show.  The show is conducted by the Piazzolla Tango sextet, and great Argentinean voices will perform Las Cuatro Estaciones del Tango (Four Seasons of Tango). Enjoy music based on traditional songs by Astor Piazzolla, who brought a new face to traditional tango, and other great Argentinian composers. Select the drinks package to enjoy 2 drinks along with the show tickets. Or choose the dinner option, and savor a delicious 3-course meal with drinks before the performance starts.

El Calafate: Todo Glaciares Boat Trip

4. El Calafate: Todo Glaciares Boat Trip

Start the tour with a pickup from your hotel in El Calafate around 7:00 AM to undertake the 47km route to the Punta Bandera Port where your boat departs at 9:00 AM.  The first part of the trip takes place in the north arm of the Argentino Lake before crossing into the Boca del Diablo, the narrowest part of the lake. Then, go to the Upsala and Spegazzini channels where you can view the respective glaciers. The Upsala Glacier is the largest on Argentino Lake and can be seen from about 20km away. The Spegazzini Glacier is the highest and you can also see the Dry, Heim Sur, and Peineta glaciers. After entering the Spegazzini Channel, a 300-meter path will be crossed without difficulty through the forest along the coast of the lake making stops at viewpoints overlooking the entire Bay of Glaciers.  Arrive at the Spegazzini Refuge where you can enjoy an optional 3-course lunch with drinks, visit the shop, and contemplate the landscape from the terrace.  For those who enjoy walking, the mountain path offers a 700m trek of medium difficulty through a wooded path with natural viewpoints of the Spegazzini Glacier ending at the landing point. Return to the boat and head back to El Calafate where you’ll be dropped off back at your hotel.

Lake Excursion to Victoria Island and Arrayanes Forest

5. Lake Excursion to Victoria Island and Arrayanes Forest

Start the first section of the tour in the Quetrihue Peninsula where you will visit the Arrayanes Forst.  After a quick walk, arrive at Bosque de Arrayanes where you will stay for 45 minutes and cross the forest on a path that is 2625 feet (800m) long. This part of the trip culminates in the mythical cabin that functions as a tea house. From there, boardoard the catamaran and resume your tour as you head to Bahía Anchorena. After several minutes of navigation, the catamaran will arrive at Puerto Anchorena. Once off the boat, begin your tour of the island. Among the possible activities, you can take the historical route, which is a 1-hour walk where you will have access to information related to the history of the island and its flora and fauna. The other option is to trek to Piedras Blancas on a 5-mile (8km) route. You can also visit Toro Beach, where you can see cave paintings, or the recreation area where you can take a break and even eat lunch. It should be noted that the island has a confectionery stand, where passengers have the opportunity to have lunch or a snack.

Mendoza: Half-Day Wine Tour with Tastings

6. Mendoza: Half-Day Wine Tour with Tastings

This tour amidst vineyards will show you how some human effort has transformed the desert into a modern-day oasis. You will learn all about how this was achieved through an irrigation system of canals inherited from the Huarpes, the native inhabitants of this region. You will visit two or three selected wineries in the Luján de Cuyo or Maipú regions. This is an area where your enologist guides will explain the process of wine making. Following this educational lesson, you will also have the chance to taste some of the best wines in the region in both wineries. You will then visit an olive oil factory, another specialty of the Mendoza region. At the conclusion of your tour, you will return to your accommodation in Mendoza City.

El Viejo Almacen Tango Tickets and Dinner: Buenos Aires

7. El Viejo Almacen Tango Tickets and Dinner: Buenos Aires

Experience the most traditional tango show in Buenos Aires at legendary El Viejo Almacen. Located in the charming and historic district of San Telmo, El Viejo Almacen is known throughout the world as the most traditional tango house in Buenos Aires. Its traditional three-story building, intimate seating, and cozy stage will transport you back to the period when the tango first emerged. Begin your evening in El Viejo Almacen's large, modern restaurant as you dine on a mouthwatering 3-course dinner. Then sip exquisite Argentinean wines in the historic Tango Theater as you watch a captivating performance by prominent interpreters of the tango who will leave you amazed with their skills, timing, precision, and enthusiasm. After the show, be treated to performances of live music, poetry, and dance with over 20 artists on stage. The portenan music played at El Viejo Almacen maintains all of the history and romance of a bygone era. The stage is lighted, but the echo of an older century remains untouched.

Iguazu Falls: Gran Aventura Boat and Argentinian Falls Tour

8. Iguazu Falls: Gran Aventura Boat and Argentinian Falls Tour

Your Gran Aventure adventure begins with pickup from your hotel, then heads into Iguazu National Park. Board your boat for the tour and sail up close to the powerful cascading waterfalls. Feel the thrill of adrenaline rush through your body as you admire these imposing and magnificent waterfalls. Don’t be afraid to get a little wet too and embrace the odd splash or two! After the excitement of the boat ride, spend the rest of the day exploring the waterfall’s stunning surrounding jungle. First enjoy a thrilling 4×4 ride through the park, and listen to your guide share information about the park itself, the waterfalls, the region’s native flora and fauna, and more. Next, set off for a stroll through the park which has 3 main trails — the Superior, the Inferior, and the Devil’s Throat. Discover the natural wonders of the park on each of the trails as you ride on the park’s convenient ecological train, which is included in the entrance fee.

From Foz do Iguaçu: Argentinian Iguazu Falls with Boat Ride

9. From Foz do Iguaçu: Argentinian Iguazu Falls with Boat Ride

Start the tour with pick up from your hotel in Foz do Iguaçu. Travel for 5-km to the Puerto Macuco forest base on the Argentinian side of the Iguazu National Park. From the visitor center, embark on a thrilling hike through the jungle, descending 100 meters until you arrive at the river.  From here, climb aboard a specially designed boat and sail for another 6 kilometers through the canyon of the Iguaçu Lower River towards the waterfalls. A tip, if you want the best views and picture opportunities, try to sit on the right side of the boat. Enjoying crashing through the rapids, then continue on to the base of the Salto Tres Mosqueteros to see the Brazilian Jumps and Devil's Throat waterfalls. Feel the incredible rush of emotions as you get close to the incomparable Salto San Martin waterfalls, the largest cascade that can be approached by boat. To finish the tour, disembark at the pier located in front of the island San Martín, from where you can walk along a network of boardwalks through the lower circuit of the falls. The current caused by the waterfalls will provide you with moments of great excitement and adrenaline - as you end this unforgettable tour. Drive back to Foz do Iguaçu where you will be dropped off at your hotel.

Puerto Madryn: Punta Tombo Penguin Reserve

10. Puerto Madryn: Punta Tombo Penguin Reserve

After pickup at your hotel in Puerto Madryn, drive along the Patagonian roads, until you arrive at Punta Tombo Provincial Reserve. See local animals like guanacos, choiques, liebres, and other wildlife that’ll make the experience much more enjoyable.  Punta Tombo is the place where Magellanic penguins choose to carry out another reproduction cycle every year. Once there, you will stay at the reserve for no less than three hours in order to walk along the paths and enjoy them up close and personal.  Observe them in their birth nest or while swimming in the sea. Visit the Punta Tombo Interpretative Centre or have lunch at the cafeteria restaurant (not included).

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What people are saying about Argentina

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Martin and Martin were on time at our AirBNB to pick us up. They were very friendly and made the 10 minute car ride enjoyable. When we arrived we were a little nervous as none of us had really danced the Tango before. The lesson was simple enough to follow along and the instructors were incredibly kind and patient. When ever we were stuck our guide Martin was there to step in and offer some extra help which made us feel so comfortable. When it was time for the real dancing Martin lead each of us around the dance floor for an extremely fun experience. I would HIGHLY recommend this tour for anyone looking for an amazing night out and experience Tango in a super authentic way. This experience was more then we could have asked for and I can't wait to go back to Argentina and dance more Tango!

The whole day trip to Aconcagua was epic! Lorenzo was a fountain of knowledge and made the day even better, nice guy! Thanks again.

Juan is a great guide with a sense of humor and the the Palermo region with its graffiti is an amazing tour

Perfect day out. Colonia de Segramentio is spectacular, peaceful and absolutely beautiful

Incredibile places, very informative and funny guide. Recommend!