Featuring Patagonia, Iguazu Falls & the Northwest


Thundering Iguazu Falls; Opulent Buenos Aires: "Paris of the South"; Ushuaia - world's southernmost city; Beagle Channel Cruise; Perito Moreno & Uppsala Glaciers; Ruggedly beautiful Northwest region; Punta Tombo penguin colony; Peninsula Valdes wildlife and whale viewing


Dates & Prices

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Prices are in US Dollars (USD), before taxes (if applicable) - All pricing reflects per-person Land Only expenses, however, we can book flights from virtually every city. Please call us for an air quote.

Start DateEnd DatePriceMore Info
Thu 24 Nov 2016Mon 12 Dec 2016 $6990 USD
Thu 23 Nov 2017Mon 11 Dec 2017 $6990 USD

Optional Single Supplement: $1378 USD (number of singles limited).

Tour Overview

This is our most comprehensive and complete exploration of Argentina, a vast and astonishingly diverse destination. Unique to this program, and not covered by our other itineraries are Peninsula Valdes and the up-and-coming Andean region in the northwest corner, a region characterized by unusual mountain formations, vast salt flats, quint villages, and unique culture, and excellent local wines!

Regions visited: South America
Countries visited: Argentina

Full Itinerary

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Day 1 Arrival in Buenos Aires
Arrival in Buenos Aires.*

Nearly 40% of the country's 33 million citizens live in Gran Buenos Aires (Greater Buenos Aires), which at first makes the city almost as imposing as New York or London. However, after a brief orientation, you will find that the compact city centre is accessible and easily explored on foot, by bus, taxi and underground.

Overnight in Buenos Aires.

Meal plan: Dinner

Day 2 Buenos Aires: City Tour
Today we see the sights of this cosmopolitan city. In the early part of the 20th century, Argentina was one of the richest countries in the world. The grand public buildings of Buenos Aires reflect this opulent era. The city is known as the "Paris of South America" because of its wide boulevards and European-style architecture. Buenos Aires was founded for the second time in 1580 by Juan de Garay, just north of Mendoza's encampment. In accordance with Spanish law, he laid out the large Plaza del Fuerte (Fortress Plaza). It acquired its present name of Plaza de Mayo after the month of revolution in 1810. Our tour focuses on the major public buildings.

Catedral Metropolitana, built on the sight of the original colonial church was not completed until 1827. Not only is it considered a major religious landmark, but also a historic site of great importance. Here lies the tomb of Jose de San Martin, the man who (along with Simon Bolivar) liberated South America from Spanish rule in the early 1800's. The Plaza de Mayo is also home to Museo del Cabildo, the Presidential Palace (Casa Rosada), and the National Congress (Palacio del Congreso).

We also visit the Recoleta Cemetery where Buenos Aires' richest citizens are buried in magnificent marble tombs elaborately decorated with statues. The most internationally-famous person buried here is "Evita" Peron. While in BA, we will also visit La Boca neighbourhood, so named for its position at "the mouth" of the Riachuelo, and its role as the port of call for thousands of immigrants from Italy, Spain, and other European countries. Those settlers struggled, starved, hoped, and celebrated in this rough-and-tumble barrio. Today, one of the most photogenic and colourful parts of Buenos Aires, La Boca is the domain of the working class, bohemian artists, rabid soccer fans, and tango artists.

Overnight in Buenos Aires.

Meal plan: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 3 Buenos Aires: Tigre Tour
Meet your guide in central Buenos Aires, and start your Delta adventure by listening to a little history about the development and expansion of Buenos Aires through the years. With your guide, board the boat at Puerto Madero and head to Tigre.

Cruise along the Costanera Navigation Canal, parallel to the Buenos Aires shoreline, passing the River Plate Stadium and the University of Buenos Aires.

Then, cruise through the canals of the delta, one of the largest in the world. Discover how the inhabitants of the delta turned it from a swampy area into a developed region with grass paths and canals of fresh water. Pass yacht clubs, waterfront houses on stilts, a market, and the house and museum of former Argentina president Sarmiento, who encouraged people to make their homes here.

In Tigre, hop an a bus, where you'll head to Puerto de Frutos. Here, follow your guide to the port that connects life on the islands with the mainland. It’s a lively and popular spot where you’ll have some time to take photos and walk around. You can also grab a bite to eat (own expense).

Next, visit Paseo Victoria where you'll have a chance to visit various museums including Museo del Mate, Naval Museum or Tigre and Art Museum (tickets not included).

Finally, head to the Tigre train station, where you will take a train back to the city of Buenos Aires. After approximately one hour, you will arrive to the Retiro train station, where your tour ends.

Overnight in Buenos Aires.

Meal plan: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 4 Buenos Aires - Trelew - Punta Tombo - Puerto Madryn
This morning we fly to the Welsh town of Trelew in the Chubut Province of Patagonia.

Upon arrival we'll head immediately to the coast and Punta Tombo, a peninsula into the Atlantic Ocean 110 km (68 mi) south of Trelew, where there is an important colony of Magellanic penguins. Between September and April, a large number of Magellanic penguins come to this site to incubate their eggs, and prepare their offspring for migration -- the largest such colony in South America. Couples stand in front of their nests, protecting the eggs from birds and other predators, and occasionally one adult goes to the sea for food. Other wildlife encountered in the area including sea birds (mainly seagulls, chimangos and cormorants), rheas and guanacos.

We then return to Trelew and have a tour of the town and excellent natural history museum. Founded in 1886 as a railway junction, Trelew takes its name from Lewis Jones who promoted expansion of the railway system -- tre means "town" in Welsh, and Lew is short for Lewis. Immigrant workers flooded in from Europe as the railway network expanded. Both Welsh and Italian language and traditions are still very strong here.

We continue north to the small, laid-back city of Puerto Madryn. Puerto Madryn is protected by the Golfo Nuevo, which is formed by the Península Valdes and the Punta Ninfas. The town was founded on 28 July 1865, when 150 Welsh immigrants arriving aboard the clipper Mimosa named the natural port Porth Madryn in honour of Sir Love Jones-Parry, whose estate in Wales was named "Madryn".

For visitors, the main attraction here is the Peninsula Valdes and the thousands of whales that come to the protected waters of the gulf every summer.

Overnight in Puerto Madryn.

Meal plan: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 5 Peninsula Valdes
Today we have a full-day excursion to the Peninsula Valdes.

The coastline is inhabited by marine mammals, like sea lions, elephant seals and fur seals. Southern right whales can be found in Golfo Nuevo and Golfo San Jose, protected bodies of water located between the peninsula and the mainland. These baleen whales come here between May and December, for mating and giving birth, because the water in the gulf is quieter and warmer than in the open sea. Orcas can be found off the coast, in the open sea off the peninsula. In this area, they are known to beach themselves on shore to capture sea lions and elephant seals.

The inner part of the peninsula is inhabited by rheas, guanacos and maras. A high diversity and range of birds live in the peninsula as well; at least 181 bird species, 66 of which migratory, live in the area, including the Antarctic pigeon.

The first part of our day will feature a whale-watching excursion by boat. Our launching point will likely be the only town on the peninsula, the small settlement of Puerto Piramides. On the land portion of our tour, we will see a number of estancias where sheep are raised. We will also visit the park's visitor centre.

Return to Puerto Madryn (dinner on your own this evening).

Overnight in Puerto Madryn.

Meal plan: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6 Puerto Madryn - El Calafate
Today we fly to El Calafate on the southern shore of Argentino Lake, 80 km away from the entrance to Los Glaciares National Park. Located on a steppe landscape, visitors are awed by its views, the turquoise colour of Lago Argentino, and its vegetation, typical of a desert region.

The village takes its name from a bush, which can still be found in the region, though not in the same quantity as in old times. It is a typical steppe plant, covered by yellow flowers in the spring. Its fruit is a very small and dark violet berry; visitors can get to know it through marmalade, ice cream, and liquors made by the people in the village.

Overnight in Calafate.

Meal plan: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 7 Calafate: Perito Moreno Glacier & Glaciarium
We leave the shores of Lago Argentino and ascend through sub-Antarctic forest which marks the gateway to Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. Its centrepiece is the Perito Moreno Glacier which, because of unusually favourable local conditions, is one of the world's few advancing glaciers. Huge icebergs on the glacier's 60 m (180 foot) high face calve and collapse into the Canal de los Tempanos as it advances about 100 m (300 feet) a year. The roar of the gigantic ice wall as it crashes into the surrounding channel is an unforgettable experience.

The geography at the nose of the glacier is also unique, in that it is possible to stand on a hill with spectacular viewpoints directly opposite the huge imposing wall of ice. The hope, of course, is to witness active calving, which results in a thunderous noise and oooo's and ahhhh's from its spectators. We will have plenty of time to stroll and enjoy fantastic views from every angle, and the unique plant and bird life.

While in the Calafate area, we will also visit the Glaciarium, a modern interpretation glaciological centre, and one of the few glacier museums in the world. The understanding of glaciers and environmental awareness are our main subjects. The exhibits include models, dioramas, photographs, screens, interactive representations, and a 3D documentary.

NOTE: Though weather may seem fine in Calafate, the weather near the glacier can be completely different. Generally the nose of Perito Moreno is characterized by cold wind and highly changeable conditions. You should be prepared with layered clothing and a warm hat.

This afternoon we return to Calafate.

Overnight in Calafate.

Meal plan: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 8 Calafate: Upsala Glacier
This morning we depart early from our Calafate hotel to drive the short distance to the boat dock at Puerto Bandera at the western end of Lago Argentino. Here we board our boat for a picturesque trip across the pristine, exquisite turquoise waters to the Upsala Glacier, the other famous glacier near Calafate, only accessible from the water. At fifty kilometers long, ten kilometers wide, and many hundred meters thick, it is classified as one of three major glaciers in the park. Visitors are greeted with breathtaking vistas of crystal blue ice meeting vast blue skies and towering Argentinean mountains in the background.*

There are several outside decks that offer excellent views. Cold weather clothing is suitable today.

* The closeness of our approach depends on winds and the number of icebergs in the vicinity.

We return to Calafate late in the afternoon.

Overnight in Calafate.

Meal plan: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 9 Calafate - Ushuaia & Tierra del Fuego National Park
Today we fly to Ushuaia on the island of Tierra del Fuego.

Ushuaia is considered the world's southernmost city. In 1520, Magellan passed through the strait that now bears his name, in search of a sea route to the spice islands of Asia. The Yahgan Indians built the fires that inspired Europeans to give this region its name -- "The Land of Fire". At first, very little attention was paid to this rocky and glacial shoreline, and its indigenous Indian population. It was not until the demise of Spain's colonial domination of the region in the late 1800's, that other Europeans began settling here. Ushuaia lies on the north shore of the Beagle Channel, at the very heart of the archipelago, and just east of the Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego. Since 1950, the town has played host to an important naval base, supporting Argentine claims in Antarctica.

Ushuaia has one of the world's most dramatic settings: surrounding jagged glacial peaks rise from sea level to nearly 1500 m (4,500 ft). In 1870, the South American Missionary Society, a British-based organisation, made Ushuaia its first permanent outpost in the Fuego region.

This afternoon will be spent in the Tierra del Fuego National Park. Just a short drive from town, this pristine nature reserve is home to hundreds of species of birds, in addition to bountiful varieties of plant life. At Lapatoia Bay we reach the southern end of the Pan-American Highway, which starts in Alaska and runs all the way down through Canada, the USA, Central and South America.

You will also have time to discover this interesting town. We suggest a visit to the old prison of Ushuaia located within the confines of the Naval base. The penitentiary was constructed by the prisoners themselves between 1902 and 1920. Now this impressive complex houses the Antarctic museum, the maritime museum, a modern art gallery as well as a restored wing of the prison, complete with cells inhabited by some of the infamous prisoners.

Overnight in Ushuaia.

Meal plan: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 10 Ushuaia: Beagle Channel
Today (weather permitting),* we include a cruise on the Beagle Channel, named after the ship on which Darwin sailed through here in 1832. The island of Tierra del Fuego is divided between Argentina and Chile and the Beagle Channel forms part of the border between the two countries. In addition to spectacular scenery, we should see many species of marine mammals and birds, including a penguin colony.

* Please note: As Tierra del Fuego is so close to the Antarctic Circle and surrounded by water, the weather here is extremely changeable hour by hour. In order to maximise our sightseeing, we may have to alter the sequence of our activities. Your Tour Leader will do his/her best to ensure that you see all the items listed on these days but, in the event of extreme weather, other activities may have to be substituted.

Depending on the timing of today's activity, your Tour Leader may decide to include lunch instead of dinner today.

Overnight in Ushuaia.

Meal plan: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 11 Ushuaia - Buenos Aires: Tango Show
Today we fly back to Buenos Aires. This evening we include a Tango dinner show.

Tango is a partner dance that originated in the 1890s along the Río de la Plata, the natural border between Argentina and Uruguay, and soon spread to the rest of the world. Early tango was known as tango criollo (Creole tango). Today, there are many forms of tango extant. Popularly and among tango dancing circles, the authentic tango is considered to be the one closest to the form originally danced in Argentina and Uruguay.

Tango is a dance that has influences from European and African culture. Dances from the candombe ceremonies of former slave peoples helped shape the modern day Tango. The dance originated in lower-class districts of Buenos Aires and Montevideo. The music derived from the fusion of various forms of music from Europe. The word "tango" seems to have first been used in connection with the dance in the 1890s, possibly related to the latin word "tangere" but more likely related to the African slave word "tango" (drum or dance place).

Overnight in Buenos Aires.

Meal plan: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 12 Buenos Aires - Iguazu Falls
This morning we transfer to the airport for our two hour flight to Iguazu Falls. After transferring to our hotel we have time to relax and have lunch. This afternoon we have a guided tour of the falls on the Argentine side (upper balconies).

Here we are at the confluence of the River Iguazu and the deep flowing Parana. This place is known as the "Hito de las Tres Fronteras" because at this point Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay converge. The national park here is home to more than 21,000 plant species and 400 bird species. The waterfalls disgorge 1700 cubic m (1,853 cubic yards) of water per second from a height of 70 m (230 feet) in 275 different falls, most of which are in Argentina. On the frontier with Brazil there is a gully -- La Garganta del Diablo (The Devil's Throat)* which is 150 m (490 feet) wide and 700 m (2,290 feet) long.

Overnight at Iguazu Falls.

Meal plan: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 13 Iguazu - Salta: City Tour
Today we fly to Salta (1100 m/3,300 feet) in the northwest corner of the country.

The city of Salta, capital of Salta Province, was founded on April 16th, 1582 by Hernando de Lerma, governor of Tucuman. Known as "Salta la linda" (Salta the Beautiful), it is one of the Argentine cities that has valued and preserved its colonial architectural heritage. In its building aspect you can appreciate a mixture of colonial buildings with white walls, red tiled roofs, also with modern constructions within an urban scheme that includes several green spaces. The variety and beauty of its landscapes is spectacular: the magnificence of its mountains, its valleys, its gorges, and the subtropical flora and fauna preserved in the national parks, are just some of its immediate attractions.

Upon arrival we will have a guided walking tour of the highlights of Salta, most of which are grouped around the central square: the Cathedral, the Cabildo or Town Council, which houses the Museo Historico del Norte; the Museo Colonial, and the Museo de Bellas Artes (Fine Arts). The church of San Francisco has one of the tallest church towers in the Americas (53 m/175 feet), and the Convento de San Bernardo now belongs to the Carmelite Order.

Overnight in Salta.

Meal plan: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 14 Salta - Cuesta Obispo - Cachi - Molinos
The road between Salta and Cachi is one of the most spectacular paths of the Argentinean Northwest. We will pass through four different ecosystems, from the green jungle of the Yungas to the semi deserted Calchaqui Valley. 33km of mountain road will bring us closer to Paso Piedra del Molino at 3400 meters (11,155 ft): condors flying in the blue sky, Guanacos, and wild burros among thousands of Cardones, the local species of giant cactus. There will be time for a walk in a small red desert rarely visited and a moment of relax under a cozy Molle in the white colonial village of Cachi, where the sun shines almost all year round. We will spend the night in the small Village of Molinos in a secluded valley with a rich history.

Overnight in Molinos (2000m / 6,560 ft).

Meal plan: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 15 Molinos - Angastaco - Quebrada de las Flechas - Cafayate
Route 40 is one of the most famous and longest in the world. The road between Molinos and Cafayate passes through desert scenery, small ranches of local farmers, vineyards and giant colourful mountains, while we appreciate the Flechas Gorge, a desert of ash and quartz rocks covered with clay, product of an ancient lake. On full moon nights, the place offers a natural light show performed by the reflection of the light in quartz offering the visitor the impression of being in an illuminated desert.

On arrival in Cafayate (1683 m / 5,522 ft), we'll have a look at the charming town centre and visit one of the local wineries for lunch and a tour.

Overnight in Cafayate.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 16 Cafayate - Quebrada de las Conchas - Salta
On the way back to Salta, we will explore the Conchas Gorge: 70 km of a deep ravine built in the last 50 million years with huge deposits of minerals (clay and sandstone in particular), moulded by water and wind that comes from an age when the region was dominated by a humid and warm climate, inhabited by a completely different wildlife, including crocodiles and turtles. This is truly spectacular drive, and the morning light often provides dramatic shadowing and enhancement of the myriad colours of the stone soaring above us.

Our accommodation choice near Salta is a small "finca," or tradtional-style farmhouse converted to a comfortable small inn in a peaceful rural setting. This is a great relaxing way to wind down at this stage of our journey. This afternoon we will enjoy a traditional cooking class on site; our dinner will feature the culmination of our efforts and, perhaps some of the excellent local wines with which we have become familiar.

Overnight near Salta.

Meal plan: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 17 Salta - Quebrada del Toro - San Antonio de los Cobres - Salinas Grandes - Purmamarca
The Toro's Gorge is a natural lift that connects the green valley of Salta (Lerma Valley), rich in tobacco and horses with an arid plateau at more than 3500 meters, called Puna. In less than 100 km, along the old railroad known as the Train to the Clouds, we will cross the eastern chain of the Andes to enter in the Puna. El Mojon, a small settlement lost in this high desert is an extraordinary example of the strength of the people inhabiting the Puna and how they can live in the XXI century without forgetting their ancestral traditions. Salinas Grandes, an open white space of more than 100km surrounded by volcanoes, where the horizon seems endless. Finally, crossing the highest point of the itinerary, we will enjoy the best view of the Eastern Andean Range going down via Cuesta de Lipan. With the sunset, we will arrive to the Andean village of Purmamarca, built in the surroundings of the Cerro de los 7 Colores.

155 km paved road, 170 km gravel road.
Maximum altitude 4170m / 13,680 ft; altitude at arrival 2300m / 7,545 ft.

Overnight in Purmamarca.

Meal plan: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 18 Purmamarca - Humahuaca - Tilcara - Salta
The Humahuaca Gorge is a large valley that ends at the border with Bolivia and it is located in the province of Jujuy in the far north of Argentina. It is a quite young Valley, given that its formation dates a million years old. The Gorge is famous for its colourful mountains, its geological formations and its historic villages. During our visit we will have the best place to feel the real atmosphere of this part of Argentina: the Humahuaca Market, a walk in the Colorado Gorge, a sacred garden of Cardones at 3200m / 10,500 ft, the Pucara of Tilcara -- a pre-Inca fortress and the villages of Tilcara, Humahuaca and Purmamarca that also offer the opportunity to visit craft markets. In the afternoon return to Salta.

Overnight in Salta (city).

Meal plan: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 19 Salta - Buenos Aires - Departure
Today we transfer the short distance to Salta Airport for our flight to Buenos Aires' domestic airport (AEP). We then tranfer to the international airport (EZE) for our flight homeward (most northward flights depart in the evening - please bear this connection in mind if your are making your own air arrrangements).


Meal plan: Breakfast

Tour Map

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*The red tour trail on the map does not represent the actual travel path.

Hotel List

The following is a list of sample hotels at some locations included on this tour. The hotels shown here are meant to provide a general sense of the standard of hotel we usually aim for; they are not necessarily confirmed for your chosen departure.

Hotel Kenton Palace

Rating: 4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation
Location: Buenos Aires
Country: Argentina

Framed by Nahuel Huapi Lake and with the mountains in the background. These two elements create a spectacular picture of
... Argentina. We are strategically located in the city of San Carlos de Bariloche, opposite the Civic Centre, 1 block away from the Commercial Centre and 200 meters away from Nahuel Huapi Lake.

With the intention of creating a hotel that matches the environment, we succeeded in diluting the limits between outdoors and indoors in the interior design of our hotel, by placing big glazed walls which make us feel even closer to the gardens of Parques Nacionales’ historical building.

The hotel is decorated with black and white pictures, original pictures of emblematic places and buildings of Buenos Aires, and accompanied with natural materials from the area, in the public areas as well as in our 72 rooms overlooking the lakes and mountains outside.

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Design Suites Salta

Rating: 4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation
Location: Salta
Country: Argentina

It is located in the city centre of the most representative city in the Argentinean North. This hotel represents the
... lodging experience. Its exquisite restaurant, its impeccable design and its strategic location make Design Suites stand out among other hotels in Salta.
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El Quijote Hotel

Rating: 3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation
Location: El Calafate
Country: Argentina

We are a family business that provides accommodation and food service
for over 39 years in El Calafate.

... is renowned not only for his career, but also for the warmth, professionalism and following tracks of a staff committed to their work.

Our commitment is to provide a service that exceeds your expectations, positioning us as an excellent hotel.

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Marques de Tojo

Rating: 4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation
Location: Purmamarca
Country: Argentina

Exe Hotel Cataratas

Rating: 4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation
Location: Iguazu Falls
Country: Argentina

A large, beautiful swimming pool. A relaxing waterfall flowing over the pool. A luxury spa. Hammocks under the palm trees
... the tropical Misionies. Leafy, shaded gardens. Tastefully appointed rooms with views. Extraordinary atmosphere. Outstanding food. Five-star service and amenities. And the best of Hotel Cataratas... a jungle setting and life experience that will stay with you the rest of your life: the impressive Iguazú waterfalls.

The Cataratas is a five-star hotel designed so that you and your family can brush aside your problems for a few days, forget your routines and surround yourselves in enveloping nature and exclusive comfort.

The Hotel Cataratas has a SPA & HEALTH CLUB with a heated swimming pool, massage room, hot and cold showers, Jacuzzi, relaxation room and both dry and wet saunas. The Spa services are not included in the hotel fees.

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Trip Information

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Breakfast and dinner (hotels & local restaurants) daily. All transport, accommodation, sightseeing and entrance fees for sites noted as 'visited' in the detailed itinerary. Gratuities for local guides, drivers, restaurant staff, porters. Domestic flights via local scheduled carriers as per the itinerary. Airport transfers for land & air customers.


Tour Leader gratuities, lunches, drinks, personal items (phone, laundry, etc), international (if applicable) and domestic air taxes, entry "reciprocity fee", departure taxes, excursions referenced as 'optional'. Airport transfers for Land Only customers. Our post-reservation trip notes offer further guidance on optional meal costs and shopping.

Seasonality and Weather

Weather conditions will vary greatly from place to place - this is a huge country! Most of our time is spent in the south where conditions can be very changeable at any time of year. We visit in the Austral summer (Nov-Mar), when Iguazu and Buenos Aires are hot and Patagonia and the Northwest are at their warmest. That said you must be prepared for cold, windy, possibly rainy conditions. November tends to be less windy than mid-summer (Jan), which can also be relatively busy in some locales.

Our yearly date coincides with penguin nesting at Punta Tombo and the whale migration at Peninsula Valdes.

Transport and Travel Conditions

Ground transport by private air-conditioned motor coach, 24-36 seats depending on ultimate group size (see 'group size'). Though we will have some full bus days, roads are generally in good condition though a little winding on some stretches.

Numerous optional walking opportunities and walking tours on uneven surfaces. This tour is not strenuous in terms of physical activities, but in order to fully enjoy and experience the sites visited, you must be prepared for some walking at a leisurely pace.

Several internal flights via domestic carriers. This is a full itinerary with plenty of moving around. Hotels generally provide baggage handling, but you must still be independent with your luggage, especially at airports.

Most of this tour occurs at low-medium elevations, though from days 13-16, we spend brief periods above 3000m / 10,000 ft, and then descend greatly for our overnight. For exact elevations, please refer to days 13-16 on the tour itinerary.


Well-located, air- conditioned / heated, mid-range hotels and inns (3-star) used throughout. All hotels have en suite toilet and bath, though some may have shower only. Porter service is usually available (see 'inclusions') though you should be independent with your luggage, especially at airports. Single rooms are limited and likely smaller than twins.

Due to the nature of accommodation (limited rooms) and transport at remote locations, we limit the group size to 16 and the number of single supplements to 2.

Staff and Support

Tour Leader and local step-on guides, drivers.

Group Size

10-16 plus Tour Leader



TOUR STARTBuenos Aires

TOUR ENDBuenos Aires