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Cosmopolitan Rhythms and Natural Wonders: Buenos Aires and El Calafate Encounter

Cosmopolitan Rhythms and Natural Wonders: Buenos Aires and El Calafate Encounter

8 days /
7 nights

Price: $4,938/ person

Based on 2 people All Pricing Info
Destinations
BUENOS AIRES, EL CALAFATE

Experience the best of Argentina’s cosmopolitan rhythms and natural wonders on this enchanting itinerary. Begin in Buenos Aires, exploring iconic landmarks and immersing yourself in the vibrant street food culture. Then, journey to El Calafate, where you’ll witness the awe-inspiring Perito Moreno Glacier and delve into the untamed beauty of Patagonia. With leisure days to enjoy the serene countryside, this Argentina Gems itinerary offers an unforgettable adventure.

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Itinerary

DAY;

1

WELCOME TO BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

Upon your arrival at the Buenos Aires Ezeiza International Airport, our representative greets you and privately transfers you to your hotel which is located in the neighborhood of Retiro, which is in the city center of Buenos Aires.It is a bustling area with easy access to attractions, shopping districts, and cultural sites in Buenos Aires.

Optional Activities:

Overnight Palladio Hotel Buenos Aires (or similar)

Meals

DAY;

2

The Four Balconies Tour - Unveiling Buenos Aires' Historic and Cultural Treasures

In the morning enjoy exploring Buenos Aires with "The Four Balconies" tour. Explore Plaza de Mayo, the historic and political heart of the city. Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Parque Lezama, La Boca, and San Telmo. Witness the transition from the old South to the elegant residential area of Plaza San Martin and Retiro. Experience the sophistication of Recoleta, influenced by French aesthetics, and visit the iconic Recoleta Cemetery, the resting place of Evita Peron. Unveil Argentina's history, contrasts, and the captivating psyche of porteños. Balance of day at leisure

Optional Activities:

Overnight Palladio Hotel Buenos Aires (or similar)

Meals B

DAY;

3

Savoring Buenos Aires' Street Food Delights - A Culinary Journey through San Telmo

Spend the morning at leisure, allowing yourself to relax and soak in the vibrant atmosphere of Buenos Aires. In the afternoon, embark on a tantalizing tour through the city's vibrant street food culture. Delight your taste buds as expert guides lead you through the charming neighborhood of San Telmo, where you can savor Argentina's beloved culinary gems. Indulge in three must-try delicacies: mouthwatering empanadas, irresistible choripan sandwiches with chorizo, and Argentina's unique twist on Italian pizza. Finally, top it all off with a delectable treat—Argentina's delightful rendition of Italian Gelato.

Optional Activities:

Overnight Palladio Hotel Buenos Aires (or similar)

Meals B

DAY;

4

Journey to El Calafate - Gateway to Natural Wonders

This morning, private transfer to the airport for your flight to El Calafate. El Calafate is a town in Argentine Patagonia known for its stunning landscapes and proximity to the majestic Perito Moreno Glacier. Met on arrival and private transfer to your hotel.

Optional Activities:

Overnight Estancia Nibepo Aike (or similar)

Meals B,D

DAY;

5

Majestic Perito Moreno Glacier - Witnessing Nature's Grandeur

El Calafate serves as the starting point for a one-hour drive to Los Glaciares National Park, where the magnificent Perito Moreno Glacier awaits. Witness the awe-inspiring sight of the three-mile-wide glacier towering 200 feet above Lake Argentino. Experience the thunderous crashes as massive chunks of ice break free, creating a mesmerizing display. Explore the park's diverse wildlife on guided hikes, spotting Andean Condors, Buff-Necked Ibis, and more amid the picturesque trails and rolling hills surrounding the lake. Balance of day at leisure.

Optional Activities:

Overnight Estancia Nibepo Aike (or similar)

Meals B,L,D

DAY;

6

Immersed in Patagonia's Untamed Beauty - Estancia 25 de Mayo and Fossilized Wonders

Delve into the untamed beauty of Patagonia on this immersive tour. Visit Estancia 25 de Mayo to glimpse the life of early settlers. Explore La Seccion, encountering native wildlife along the majestic trail. Discover fossilized rock formations, unveiling a prehistoric past. Marvel at the Centinela lookout point's breathtaking vistas. Conclude with a farewell meal at La Seccion before returning to the hotel.

Optional Activities:

Overnight Estancia Nibepo Aike (or similar)

Meals B,L,D

DAY;

7

Relaxing in the Patagonian Countryside

Allow yourself to fully embrace the enchanting Patagonian countryside as you enjoy a day at leisure. Take this opportunity to savor the serenity and natural wonders of the region at your own pace. Whether you choose to relax amidst the breathtaking landscapes or embark on a personal adventure, the day is yours to create cherished memories.

Optional Activities:

Overnight Estancia Nibepo Aike (or similar)

Meals B,L,D

DAY;

8

Farewell to Argentina - Departure from El Calafate

After a memorable encounter with the cosmopolitan rhythms of Buenos Aires and the natural wonders of El Calafate, it is time to bid farewell to Argentina. Our private transfer will take you to the airport for your return flight home or to your next captivating destination.

Optional Activities:

Overnight

Meals B

DAY 

2

Quito

This morning, you are picked up for your half-day private guided tour of Quito, including a walking tour of its historical center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then, the afternoon is at your leisure to spend relaxing or exploring the city further on your own.

Optional Activities:

Private tour of Quito’s colonial churches or insider’s look at the country’s finest Pre-Columbian art collection

Spectacular horseback ride in the high Andes near Quito

2-3 hour hike and birdwatching with Naturalist guide through nearby cloud forest to see hummingbirds and flora

Overnight Casa Gangotena, Plaza Grande, or similar

Meals B

IMPORTANT: We reserve the right to omit any part of this itinerary, to change the order of the places visited, or to alter reservations without prior notice due to weather conditions or road closures, safety concerns, national park policies, or other outside forces that may necessitate revisions to the itinerary. These decisions are based on the traveler’s welfare or are made in the interest of conservation. Please travel with an open mind and a willingness to embrace the spontaneity of your adventure.
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