Day 1 ARRIVE IN BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
. Arrive in Buenos Aires, the “Paris of South America,” where you will be met by your Local Host. This cosmopolitan city is constantly aglow with European-influenced culture, vibrant sounds and colors, and a distinctly Latin vibe. Countless museums, tree-lined boulevards, and great shopping await during the day. Tango shows, live music, great food, and a surging nightlife await in the evenings.
Day 2 BUENOS AIRES.
After breakfast, your PRIVATE CITY TOUR takes you along the widest avenue in the world to see the Colon Theatre, the pride of Buenos Aires. You’ll also visit the Avenida de Mayo and Plaza de Mayo, surrounded by La Casa Rosada (the President’s Pink House), and the Cabildo, which was the first City Hall. Visit the METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL, which houses San Martin’s Mausoleum and is a center for religious celebrations. Continue to the oldest district in Buenos Aires, San Telmo, where you can find dozens of little shops around the main plaza, then stop by colorful La Boca and Palermo. Finish your city tour with a visit to the CEMETERY of the Recoleta, burial site of Eva Peron and a highlight of the city. This evening, you may opt to enjoy dinner and a traditional Tango show—Argentina’s most sensual dance.
Day 3 BUENOS AIRES
. Today is free to explore this extraordinary city. Consider joining an optional excursion to visit a traditional estancia (ranch) to experience the lifestyle of the gauchos, or cruise down the Tigre River surrounded by beautiful landscapes and impressive homes.
Day 4 BUENOS AIRES–BARILOCHE
. Get ready for your next adventure: Patagonia! Fly to Bariloche, an impressive settlement in the Patagonian Andes foothills whose beauty is comparable to the Swiss Alps. In addition to dozens of outdoor activities and great tourism facilities, Bariloche is also famous for its chocolate, local beer, and European-influenced delicacies.
Day 5 BARILOCHE
. Today, you’ll have the opportunity to become acquainted with this charming destination by PANORAMIC TOUR. Wind through the mountain roads of Bariloche, enjoying the scenery of its various forests and lakes. You’ll travel by chairlift to the summit of Cerro Campanario for breathtaking views of the city, lakes Nahuel Huapi and Moreno, St. Peter’s Peninsula, Llao Llao, and more. After visiting the summit you’ll have the chance to see the Llao Llao Hotel and its chapel up close—both architectural gems. Be sure to bring your camera, as opportunities to take photos are around every corner. Enjoy your evening at leisure to explore the charming city squares, many shops, and great restaurants.
Day 6 BARILOCHE
. Enjoy your day at leisure. Perhaps journey to Victoria Island in the middle of Nahuel Huapi Lake and visit the pure and exotic native trees of the Arrayanes Forest—or spend time in Bariloche, relaxing at your hotel and exploring the town.
Day 7 BARILOCHE–EL CALAFATE
. Fly to El Calafate in the southern region of Patagonia, neighbor to Los Glaciares National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Day 8 EL CALAFATE
. Today, journey into LOS GLACIARES NATIONAL PARK to see one of the world’s natural wonders—PERITO MORENO GLACIER. The glacier forms part of the Patagonian Continental Ice Field, from which 13 other glaciers descend on the Atlantic side to flow into the Viedma and Argentino Lakes. More than three miles wide and 260 feet high above Argentino Lake, Perito Moreno is one of the few glaciers in the world that is still advancing. Walk on the platforms and balconies in front of the glacier for a chance to view one of the continuous calves of its frozen walls.
Day 9 EL CALAFATE–BUENOS AIRES
. Transfer to the airport for your return flight to Buenos Aires. Your private transfer from the domestic airport to the international airport is included in the vacation price.