Patagonia and Iguacu Falls Tour

“Tour between Iguazu Falls and the cold side of Argentina”

Tour duration: 10 nights

Prices from: US$1235 per person

Tour code: 113GTSD

Overview

113GTSD copyPatagonia is a region located at the southern end of South America, shared by Argentina and Chile.There you can find deserts, steppes and grasslands east of this southern portion of the Andes. Patagonia has two coasts; a western one towards the Pacific Ocean and an eastern one towards the Atlantic Ocean. The Colorado and Barrancas rivers, which run from the Andes to the Atlantic, are commonly considered the northern limit of Argentine Patagonia. Tierra del Fuego is sometimes included as part of Patagonia. For the local people, Patagonia is considerate “The end of the World”.Foz do Iguaçu is the city where is located The Iguacu Falls. It’s on the border of Argentina and Brazil and consisting of approximately 257 individual falls over 2.7 km (1.7 mi) were chosen as one of the “New Natural Seven Wonders of the World.” Also, Foz do Iguaçu is home of the Itaipu dam, the world’s largest hydroelectric plant in power generation. With 20 generator units and 14,000 MW of installed capacity, it provides approximately 17% of the energy consumed in Brazil and 75% of consumption in Paraguay.
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Itinerary

Day
1

- AIRPORT PICK UP

On arrival in Buenos Aires, you will be assisted and transferred to your Hotel. Overnight in Buenos Aires
FREE NIGHT

2

- BUENOS AIRES CITY TOUR

Your tour starts at Avenida 9 de Julio, passing by Teatro Colon (the most important Teatro Lirico of Argentina), and Obelisco. Then, we’ll go to the Ave. De Mayo until the building of the National Congress in the Plaza de Mayo, the Cathedral, the Government House and the Cabildo (Buenos Aires civic centre). Continuing the journey, to the South’s area and the traditional San Telmo Don tango. Afterwards, we will visit the colorful La Boca and Caminito Street Museum. Going to the northern suburbs, we will start visiting the Puerto Madero, Retiro and the exclusive residential area of Palermo. Finishing your journey, our guide will show you the elegant cafés and restaurants in the Recoleta’s neighborhood. Overnight in Buenos Aires. Free Night.
Meals: Breakfast

 

3

- FREE DAY

After breakfast, you will have a Free day for shopping and Explore Buenos Aires. Overnight in Buenos Aires.
Meals: Breakfast


Optional:
SIERRA PARENT-BALCARCE MUSEUM FANGIO:
Your Journey will start at 65 km west of Mar del Plata. In the crossing will be able to see landscape of hills, farms and learning a little bit of the Argentine’s folklore. When you arrive at Balcarce city, one of the most important papero centres in Argentina; our guide will cross a prominent Research Centre, the National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA). There, you can find an earth station satellite communications. Also, you will pass by the quarries that supply the city with the famous stone used in the construction of homes. Continuing your journey, you will visit the Museum of Motoring. It’s a museum of motor racing cars, dedicated to Formula One driver Juan Manuel Fangio. There, you can see all his prizes, cars, his history and the progress of the automotive industry. After your touring in the museum, you will visit the Fangio’s family home. Then you can appreciate a workshop of mechanics’ secrets and Motorsport. Finishing your tour, we will enjoy the city of Sierra de los Padres. It was reached in 1746 by Spanish Jesuits and they founded the “Mission of Our Lady of the Pillar volcano”. They founded the area inhabited by peoples of various ethnic groups, called pampas or Serrano. Jose Hernandez stayed there for more than 10 years and he is responsible for the greatest work of traditional Argentine’ literature. Return to Hotel.

4

- IGUACU

After breakfast you will be transferred to the Airport.
On arrival at Iguacu, you will be assisted and transferred to your Hotel. Overnight in Iguacu. Free Night
Meals: Breakfast

5

- THE FALLS

The Argentinean Falls tour
After Breakfast, around 08:30am, our guide will bring you to the Argentinean Falls. The park was created in 1934 with the main aim being to protect the majestic Iguacu Falls. In 1984, UNESCO declared this place a Natural World Heritage site due to the beauty of the scenery and the biological diversity in this subtropical rain forest. 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 miles) 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 scenery 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 accessed 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).

Brazil Falls tour:
After Lunch, around 14:00, we will see the Brazilian side. The National Park has an area of 185,000 hectares, arriving at the Visitor Centre, is entered by the Portal Access individually, where the capacity of the park is controlled. Then a coach that starts the walk in the park and leads to the beginning of the runways whose route is 1,200 meters path on the Iguazu River Canyon. At this point the route has a panoramic view of Argentine scenario good for taking pictures. Advancing the tour, the Iguazu River canyon is observed, the Salto Rivadavia and Three Musketeers, amongst others. Towards the end of the tour up to the lower lookout of Garganta del Diablo, at this point is about 200 meters away. This wonderful scenario is further enhanced by the ongoing formation of rainbows. The tour ends near the Salto Floriano, where an elevator is used by older persons and with different capabilities, which raises directly to the parking level of coaches. The other alternative is to use the path that leads to the same meeting point. Return to Hotel. Overnight in Iguazu. Free Night
Meals: Breakfast

6

- BARILOCHE

After breakfast you will be transferred to the Airport.
On arrival at Bariloche, you will be assisted and transferred to your Hotel. Overnight in Bariloche. Free Night
Meals: Breakfast

7

- BARILOCHE CITY TOUR

After breakfast, your journey starts in Bariloche at Av. Bustillo. The road is paved, winding and bordering Lake Nahuel Huapi and km. 8 from the centre is Playa Bonita. Afterwards, you are going through different landscapes until arrival at the foot of Cerro Campanario. Continuing your trip, we will go to peninsula of San Pedro, and reach the Llao Llao Peninsula, hence the great Hotel Llao Llao, the San Eduardo Chapel, and architectural treasures of the region, on Lake Nahuel Huapi: Puerto scarf. Then, we will visit the golf courses, Angostura Bridge over the river (that has the same name) which connects Moreno, Nahuel Huapi Lake and Bahía López. Later, you will reach the Panoramic Point, which is a natural balcony overlooking Moreno Lake and Llao Llao Peninsula. The bridge over Lake Moreno in its narrowness crosses the Laguna El Trebol borders. Overnight in Bariloche.Free Night.
Meals: Breakfast

8

- FREE DAY

After breakfast, you will have a Free day for shopping and Explore Bariloche. Overnight in Bariloche.
Meals: Breakfast


Optional:
TRONADOR HILL AND SALTILLO NALCAS:
Your tour will start at 9:00 am. Our guide will lead you into the border to the south Gutierrez and Mascardi Lakes. We’ll continue a few miles by bus to get to a stream. Then, you will walk about 30 minutes. After crossing the forest, we will walk until a cliff from where you can see the break The Nalcas. There you can see a breaking low water by a stone wall about 50 meters. Also, there you will be able to see Saltillo Nalco, large leaves that grow up more than one meter in diameter. Continuing our tour, we’ll do a stop for lunch and then continue to the Mirador Black snowdrift. The arrival at the hotel is around 18:00.
Note: From September to November the Lake is full, there is plenty of water.
From December to April, the waterfall becomes like brushstrokes.
From May to October, the tour is controlled by the state of the trails.

9

- EL CALAFATE

After breakfast you will be transferred to the Airport.
On arrival at El Calafate, you will be assisted and transferred to your Hotel. Overnight in El Calafate. Free Night
Meals: Breakfast

10

- PERITO MORENO GLACIER

The glacier is the world’s third largest reserve of fresh water. It was named because the pioneer Francisco Moreno that explored that area. This has become one of the greatest natural wonders of South America. Its 60 m. height of ice walls as buildings that fall into the waters of Brazo Rico or Iceberg Canal. The tour will start sailing through the canal into the main body of the lake. Crossing the glacier, going forward, we will approach the Magallanes Peninsula, on the opposite bank of the lake and point of walkways and viewpoints sector. It separates the lake into two – the south and north side. Then, you will able to see The Brazo Rico with its reservoir rising above about 35 meters. There, the water slowly pierces its way through the front of the glacier until the pressure does collapse. The waters rush in gigantic waves, and then start the whole process again. Return to Hotel. Overnight in El Calafate. Free night.
Meals: Breakfast

11

- GOING BACK HOME

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Airport.
Meals: Breakfast

End of our Service

Inclusions

Included:
• Return transfer to and from Airport
• Accommodation as described
• Meals as mentioned
• Tours and activities as described in the program

Not Included:
• Drinks and food not mentioned in the program
• Phone calls, laundry service, personal insurance
• Visas, tips and extras

Dates

DatePriceAvailability
Daily departuresUS$1235

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