Argentina,

The Best of Argentina On a Budget

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Tailor-Made Tour
15 Days
From £4186
GEOIP Not Available
Whale Watching
Budget

Tour Introduction

15 Days from £4186
GEOIP Not Available
per adult. Prices based on flight fares at the time of costing & may vary. Please ask for a definitive quote

We believe that considerations of economy need not mean missing the best of a destination: in designing this Argentina itinerary we had one eye on cost and the other firmly on desirability. It’s perfect for those needing total immersion in the spectacular landscapes and wildlife of this wonderful country while on a reasonable budget. You will discover the history and culture of Buenos Aires and the impressive wildlife of the Valdes Peninsula before exploring the wilderness of Tierra del Fuego and cruising the Beagle Channel, following in Darwin’s footsteps. You’ll venture deep into Los Glaciares National Park and walk upon the impressive Perito Moreno glacier; enjoy a guided tour of the highland landscape at Bariloche; and conclude with the mighty Iguazu Falls, the world’s most impressive and a must for any Argentina itinerary. Our tour shows you don’t need to be wealthy to have a wealth of experiences.

Full Itinerary

Price from £4186
GEOIP Not Available
per adult. Based on sharing double / twin rooms
Day 1
Arrive in Buenos Aires

Met on arrival in Buenos Aires and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon there will be a city tour. The tour will include visits to the blue-collar neighborhood of La Boca where Tango originated, San Telmo where the city was first founded, the Plaza de Mayo, Casa Rosada, the Metropolitan Cathedral, and Recoleta with its French architecture and 19th century cemetery where Eva Peron is buried.

Staying at Bel Air Hotel. Includes No Meals.

Day 2
Valdes Peninsula

Transfer to the airport and fly to Trelew. Met on arrival and transfer to the Valdes Peninsula. Designated a World Natural Heritage Site by UNESCO, and a Natural Protected Area, this 1,545 square mile peninsula protrudes 62 miles eastwards in to the wild South Atlantic. Afternoon excursion to visit the calving site of the enormous southern elephant seal.

Staying at Baia Nueva. Includes Breakfast.

Day 3
Valdes Peninsula

Full day exploration of the Valdes Peninsula, the activities will depend upon the season but could include visiting the huge colonies of nesting Magellanic penguins, haul-out sites of southern sea lions, boat trips to watch southern right whales (in season) or hunting orcas: there are also herds of guanacos and many seabirds.

Staying at Baia Nueva. Includes Breakfast.

Day 4
Tierra del Fuego National Park

Transfer to Trelew airport and fly to Ushuaia. Met on arrival and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon transfer to Ushuaia Port and board vessel for a thrilling navigation of the turbulent Beagle Channel. The trip will visit Bridges and Les Eclaireurs Islands, with a walk on Bridges Island to see shellmiddens left by its former native people, the Yamanas, and passing by Les Eclairerus lighthouse, the symbol of Ushuaia, the “City at the End of the World”. See southern sea lion, fur seal, imperial and rock cormorants, albatross, giant petrel, dolphin gull and kelp geese.

Staying at Tierra de Leyendas. Includes All Meals.

Day 5
Tierra del Fuego National Park

Full day of shared guided activities in Tierra del Fuego National Park, starting with a walk along Ensenada Bay to learn about the wildlife of that harsh environment. There will be a lunch stop at Roca Lake followed by a canoe trip on the Lapataia River.

Staying at Tierra de Leyendas. Includes Breakfast and Lunch.

Day 6
El Calafate

Transfer to the airport and fly to El Calafate. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Staying at Esplendor Calafate. Includes Breakfast.

Day 7
El Calafate

Full day exploring the magnificent Perito Moreno glacier in Los Glaciares National Park. The excursion will begin with informative walks around the side of glacier and later an exhilarating mini ice-trek on the glacier itself for a new perspective on this mighty force of nature. There will also be a boat trip along the mighty wall of the glacier at a safe distance for the chance to see massive blocks of ice break off with loud cracks and crash into the lake to form icebergs.

Staying at Esplendor Calafate. Includes Breakfast.

Day 8
Bariloche

Transfer to airport and fly to Bariloche. Met on arrival and transfer to hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure or to explore the town independently.

Staying at Posada Los Juncos. Includes Breakfast.

Day 9
Bariloche

Spend a full day exploring the beautiful landscapes of the Lake District during a Circuito Grande (Grand Circuit) tour.

Staying at Posada Los Juncos. Includes Breakfast and Lunch.

Day 10
Puerto Iguazu

Transfer to airport and fly to Puerto Iguazu (via Buenos Aires). Met on arrival and transfer to hotel.

Staying at Hotel Jardin de Iguazu. Includes Breakfast and Dinner.

Day 11
Iguazu Falls

Day to explore the Argentine side of Iguazu Falls, including a boat ride to the base of the impressive Devil’s Throat drop. The collection of falls stretches for over 1.5 miles with over 250 different cascades. There is a safe network of walkways and trails enabling visitors to see some of the most spectacular views.

Staying at Hotel Jardin de Iguazu. Includes Breakfast and Dinner.

Day 12
Buenos Aires

A full morning to explore the Brazilian side of the falls, which give a different view of the cascades. Transfer to the airport and fly to Buenos Aires, met on arrival and transfer to hotel.

Staying at Bel Air Hotel. Includes Breakfast.

Day 13
Depart Buenos Aires

Transfer to the airport and catch your international flights home.

Includes Breakfast.

Tour Accommodation

Argentina Buenos Aires and La Pampa

Hotel Bel Air

Overview

Located in a grand period building in the elegant Recoleta district of Buenos Aires, Hotel Bel Air has 77 spacious en suite rooms and suites. It is just a 10-minute or so walk from the city centre and star attractions such as the Colon Theatre, La Recoleta cemetery and main square.

Each room is equipped with a telephone, individual climate control, safe and cable TV.

Services include a restaurant, wine bar, Café and lounge, business centre and small exercise room.

Swimming Pool
No
Air Conditioning
Yes
Rooms
77
Facilities

Restaurant and wine bar, lounge, laundry service, gym, currency exchange, luggage storage, safety deposit box, concierge services, Wi-Fi is available but at a charge, and air-conditioning throughout.

Optional Activities

Tango tours, city centre tours.

Argentina Patagonia

Posada Los Juncos

Overview

Small, family-run Posada Los Juncos is situated on the edge of Nahuel Huapi Lake in the stunning Argentine Lake District, 12 miles west of Bariloche. The guesthouse has a warm, friendly and relaxed feel with an alpine-style appearance both inside and out giving it plenty of charm. The friendly hosts go to great lengths to make every stay special and are happy to advise guests.
There are five simple but comfortable en suite rooms and a cosy communal area with lounge, bar and dining room overlooking the lake.

Swimming Pool
No
Air Conditioning
No
Rooms
5
Facilities

Private bathrooms, DVD player and laptop available, dining room, bar, lounge, garden, laundry service and free Wi-Fi,

Optional Activities

Excursions around the Bariloche area, activities including horse riding, kayaking, rafting, mountain biking, trekking, skiing and massages and cooking courses are also available.

Argentina Patagonia

Esplendor El Calafate

Overview

Esplendor El Calafate is a boutique hotel located a short walk from the centre of El Calafate with extensive views towards Lago Argentino and Los Glacieres National Park.

The hotel offers very comfortable accommodation in its modern rooms, each with spacious bathroom, cable TV, free Wi-Fi, safe, mini-bar, telephone and a desk and seating area.

There is an attractive restaurant with panoramic views serving delicious Patagonian cuisine, a stylish lounge area with comfortable sofas and sheepskin rugs, small indoor heated swimming pool with bar service, spa and a massage treatment room.

Swimming Pool
Yes
Air Conditioning
No
Rooms
57
Facilities

Restaurant, lounge, bar, small indoor swimming pool, spa, massage service, business centre, laundry and room service. The rooms have private bathrooms, cable TV, free Wi-Fi, safety deposit boxes, mini-bar and telephones.

Optional Activities

The main attraction is Los Glaciares National Park and the magnificent Perito Moreno glacier.

Argentina Iguazu Falls and the North East

Hotel Jardin de Iguazu

Overview

Jardin de Iguazu is a comfortable hotel in the centre of Puerto Iguazú close to local shops and restaurants. It is about a 40-minute journey to the falls from the hotel.

The hotel has 30 modern but simple rooms all with private bathrooms, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and TV. There is a small outdoor swimming pool and terrace with sun loungers and a Jacuzzi.

There is a dining area where a buffet breakfast is served and a bar where snacks and drinks can be enjoyed.

Swimming Pool
No
Air Conditioning
Yes
Rooms
30
Facilities

Dining area, lounge, bar, outdoor swimming pool, free Wi-Fi, air- conditioning, TV, and 24-hour reception.

Optional Activities

Excursions to Iguacu Falls.

Argentina Patagonia

Hotel Baia Nueva

Overview

Built in 1995, Hotel Bahia Nueva is located in the Patagonian town of Puerto Madryn overlooking the sea and close to local amenities such as shops and restaurants.

The comfortable and cosy hotel has plenty of pleasant seating areas, a small library, garden, well-stocked bar and dining room where an extensive buffet breakfast is served.

The 40 rooms are simple but comfortable and welcoming with private bathrooms, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, telephone and en suite bathrooms.

The hotel offers laundry and room service.

Swimming Pool
No
Air Conditioning
No
Rooms
40
Facilities

Private bathrooms, Free Wi-Fi, Cable TV, laundry service, room service, bar, lounge, library, garden and suitable location for restaurants, shops and beachfront.

Optional Activities

Puerto Madryn is the gateway to the impressive wildlife and scenery of the Valdes Peninsula and Patagonia.

Argentina Patagonia

Tierra de Leyendas

Overview

Situated 2.5 miles west of downtown Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost city, Tierra de Leyendas hotel was built in 2005 on a small hill overlooking the Beagle Channel and with snowcapped Andean peaks behind.

There is a choice of twin, king and triple rooms, all with private bathrooms and either a Beagle Channel or Andes view.

The seven en suite rooms are equipped with direct dial telephone, safe, hairdryer, climate control, central heating and free Wi-Fi. A deluxe room is also available with a stunning view of the Beagle channel and a double Jacuzzi.

The hotel’s restaurant provides a hearty buffet breakfast and delicious Patagonian dining prepared by the owner, with an extensive range of wines.

There is a library with plenty of English books on Patagonia, a laundry service, and the hosts are more than happy to provide tourist information.

Swimming Pool
No
Air Conditioning
No
Rooms
7
Optional Activities

Excursions on the Beagle channel to observe the diverse sea birds, and marine life found there.

Route Map

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Hotel Bel Air : -34.594665, -58.388105
Hotel Baia Nueva: -42.764408, -65.034522
Hotel Jardin de Iguazu: -25.597004, -54.572660
Esplendor El Calafate: -50.343143, -72.263907
Posada Los Juncos: -41.057512, -71.491302

Departure Dates

This tour has no set departure date and can be tailored to suit your travel requirements. Contact us for more details.

Travel Information

Are International Flights Included?

No. Please contact us for a quote if required.

Flight Info:

British Airways has direct daily flights from London Heathrow to Buenos Aires. There are also flights from the UK on Air France via Paris, Air Europa and Iberia via Madrid, TAM via Sao Paulo, and Lufthansa via Frankfurt.

Best Visited:

January to January

Are you ATOL Registered?

Yes. This means we are legally able to book your international flights in conjunction with your ground arrangements so you can book with us with complete confidence. Read more about our ATOL license here.

John Melton

Area Specialist

If you have any questions regarding this Tour, please feel free to contact me on +44 (0)1803 866965