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BEST OF ARGENTINA – 15 Days

Mendoza´s incredible wineries

Enjoying Perito Moreno Glacier

Great view at Iguazu

FROM 2435 USD 15 Days/ 14 Nights
Highlights

Buenos Aires Tango Show
Mendoza Wine Tours
Iguazu Falls Tours
Perito Moreno Glacier Tour

BEST OF ARGENTINA – 15 Days

Visit Perito Moreno Glacier, Iguazu Falls, Mendoza, Ushuaia & Buenos Aires

Travel to Argentina! Incredible diversity and breathtaking landscapes everywhere you look. From Patagonia’s glaciers to tropical Iguazu Falls, European-styled Buenos Aires, End of the Word in Ushuaia and white peaks at the back of the vineyards in Mendoza.

Day 1 – Buenos Aires - Argentina Vacations

Welcome to Argentina!
Capital of Argentina and described as the Paris of South America, Buenos Aires proudly embraces this title, as well as shows off plenty of its own culture! Explore the traditional European architecture, the cobbled streets lined with rustic outdoor cafes, the local antique and artisanal markets that offer plenty of bargain shopping, and the mouthwatering aroma of prized Argentine beef sizzling on an open “parrrilla” (barbeque) in the air. Buenos Aires is home to some excellent local designers and you will certainly find the perfect leather jacket, long leather boots and handbags for all occasions. Though above all, Buenos Aires is known as the home of the tango. Be sure to enjoy a traditional dinner-tango show and explore the colorful San Telmo and Recoleta neighborhoods.

 

Upon arrival in Buenos Aires you will be met at the airport and have a transfer in private to your hotel.

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Day 2 – Buenos Aires Tours: City Tour & Tango Show

In the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel to enjoy our City Tour.
Over the course of a half day you will have the chance to visit the historical and political centre of the city; San Telmo with its cobblestone streets, La Boca where Buenos Aires turns colorful and tango is ever present, and the chic and aristocratic Recoleta, where the big palaces remind us that Buenos Aires was once the Paris of the South.

 

Duration: 4-5 hours

 

In the evening you will be picked up from your hotel to be driven to one of Buenos Aires’ most emblematic cultural highlight’s; a Dinner and Tango Show offering a spectacular demonstration of the finest local dancing accompanied by delicious Argentine cuisine and all the malbec you’d like.
At the end of the evening you will be driven back to your hotel.

 

Total Duration: (dinner & show): 4 hours

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Day 3 – From Buenos Aires to Mendoza

At the appropriate time, you will have a private transfer to the airport for your flight to Mendoza.

 

Welcome to Mendoza!
Argentina’s main wine region and heartland of Malbec grape, has also impressive mountains (like Aconcagua, climbers world known summit), outdoor sports (adventurous rafting) and breathtaking landscapes.

 

Upon arrival, you will be taken to your hotel (private service).

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Day 4 - Mendoza Wine Tours

In the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel for a half-day tour to the Mendoza Wine Country. The tour is in a small group and with a bilingual guide.

 

During the day, you will visit two of the best wineries in the area where you will learn about their philosophy, the wine making process and have the chance to taste some delicious locally produced Cabernet and Malbec, far from the big buses that visits the most popular wineries these semi-private tour is specially design to visit some of the best vineyard accompanied by our local wine expert. Return to the hotel in the afternoon.

 

Duration: 4/5 hours

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Day 5 - Mendoza Vacations: High Mountain Tour

After breakfast, you will have a full day tour to the nearby Andes Mountains where you will enjoy some panoramic views and the impressive Mount Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Americas. In summer season, you can also enjoy a nice hike to Quebrada del Durazno at the base of Aconcagua, passing through Horcones Lagoon. Before returning to the hotel late in the afternoon, you will visit Uspallata, Penitentes and Puente del Inca (Inca Bridge).
The tour is in a small group and with a bilingual guide.

 

 Duration: 10 hours approximately

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Day 6 – From Mendoza to Iguazu Falls

At appropriate time, you will have a private transfer to the domestic airport to take your flight to Puerto Iguazu.

 

Welcome to Puerto Iguazu!
The little and relaxing town is the gate to visit the impressive Iguazu Falls, (which have been recently declared as one of the New Seven Natural Wonders!), making them a must see destination for any traveler visiting Argentina.

 

Upon arrival, you will be met at the airport and provided a private transfer to your hotel. You will have the afternoon to relax and enjoy the tropical climate and jungle setting.

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Day 7 - Iguazu Falls Tours: Argentine Side

After breakfast, you will depart on a private, full day tour to the Argentine side of the Iguazu Falls where you will have intimate views of this unforgettable section of the Iguazu River. An experienced guide will show you the hidden gems of this unique National Park and will take you off the beaten path to show you the best views.
Lower and upper walkways permit up close and personal experiences with this magnificent spectacle of nature. Trails through the 210 square mile reserve provide visitors with various views of the falls, especially the largest one, Devil’s Throat. The ecological train ride is included in the tour. Return to the hotel in the late afternoon.

 

Note that in the park there are different excursions you can take for an additional cost. The most popular ones are “Gran Aventura” and its shorter version “Aventura Nautica”, in which the Iguazu boat trip takes you right up to the base of the falls.
This exciting excursion is highly recommended in order to experience the true power of Iguazu Falls. (Please be aware- on the boat trip there is a 100% chance that you will get wet…the falls provide a refreshing “natural shower”. Be sure to take some extra clothes if you want to do this excursion.)
You do not need to reserve this excursion in advance (although you can if your want). It has departures every 15 minutes, and you can book it locally).

 

This day will be a real adventure, full of thrills and spills, and is an absolute must for the adventurer at heart.

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Day 8 - Iguazu Falls Tours: Brazilian Side

After breakfast, enjoy a private, half-day excursion to the Brazilian side of the Iguazu Falls where you will enjoy vast panoramic views of the Falls allowing you to take them in their entirety.
Return to the hotel in the afternoon.

 

*“Brazil requires that most tourists have a visa to visit the Brazilian side of Iguazu Falls. Please check with the Brazilian Consulate to ensure that you have the appropriate visa before traveling or you will not be allowed to enter Brazil. For example- US citizens, Canadians & Australians (as well as other nationalities) need a visa to visit the Brazilian side of Iguazu Falls.”

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Day 9 - From Iguazu Falls, Start the Patagonia Adventure to El Calafate

At appropriate time, you will be transferred to the airport (private service) to take your flight to El Calafate.

 

Welcome to Southern Patagonia!

El Calafate is located in the Patagonian steppe, dry and dramatic.
It is on the border of Lago Argentino (Argentina’s biggest lake), considered capital of the glaciers. It is the gate to visit worldwide known Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the only glaciers in the world that is still advancing.

 

Upon arrival you will be taken to the hotel (shared service) and have the rest of the day to relax or explore the areas around the town or if possible, make the 1km hike out to Laguna Nimez for a beautiful Patagonian sunset.

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Day 10 - Perito Moreno Glacier Tour

After an early breakfast, you will leave on a full day excursion to Perito Moreno Glacier (shared service), in Los Glaciers National Park. A UNESCO World Heritage site since 1981 and home to one of the most awe inspiring landscapes in Argentina; Perito Moreno Glacier is a site to behold.
During about 1 hour, a bilingual guide will provide you with all the information you might want to know, and things you might have never thought about.
On arrival, you will have the chance to enjoy stunning views of the glacier from the nearby walking trail and viewing platforms.
But not just that, you will also enjoy the included Perito Moreno Glacier boat cruise that will take you close enough to fully appreciate the 80m high ice walls! In the early evening, you will return to you hotel in Calafate.

 

Duration: 6 hours

*Note: For even more adventure, you may want to consider either taking the Big Ice or Mini-Trekking excursion (at an extra cost). Both allow you to hike on the glacier!! Ask Say Hueque´s travel advisor for more information, but be sure to let us know in advance because it is highly requested

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Day 11 - El Calafate Tours

Day at leisure to enjoy any of the optional tours around El Calafate. We suggest a visit to Estancia Cristina, a bike ride out to the lake, or a boat cruise to explore some of the more remote glaciers in the region.

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Day 12 - From El Calafate, Travel to Ushuaia

At appropriate time, you will be transferred to the airport (shared service) to take your flight to Ushuaia.

 

This is the southernmost city of the word, surrounded by mountains and facing the Beagle Chanel, this is a place hard to be forgotten.

 

Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel leaving you the rest of the day to explore the city, try some of delicious fresh seafood, or learn of the region’s history at the Prisoners Museums.

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Day 13 - Visit Ushuaia: Trekking & Canoeing in the National Park

You will be picked up from your hotel (shared service) and drive towards Tierra del Fuego National Park. Once at Ensenada Bay, you will have time to enjoy the view over the Beagle Channel before starting the trekking along the coast.
These six kilometers of wild trail will give you the possibility to watch the native flora and wild fauna of the channel as well as the opportunity to discover old native remains left by the ancient dwellers of the area, the Yamanas. In 3 hours, you will reach Roca Lake where lunch will be ready. After a complete homemade picnic you will start canoeing along Lapataia River, which will take you to Lapataia Bay on the Beagle Channel, precisely where the Panamerican Highway and number 3 National Route ends. Return to Ushuaia.

 

Total duration: 8/10 hours.
Trekking: 3 hours
Canoeing: 1 ½ hours.

 

*If you prefer a less adventurous option for this day, just let us know and we will change this activity for another one that suits you better (maybe, the Train of the End of the world or a lighter trekking).

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Day 14 - Patagonia Adventure & Beagle Channel Cruise / Buenos Aires

After making your way to the tourist pier, embark on a boat excursion along the famous Beagle Channel. You will gain panoramas of Ushuaia Bay and see the diverse marine wildlife, such as cormorants and fur seals, on De los Lobos and De los Pajaros Islands. On one of the Bridges Isles, you can explore the island for concheros, or giant shells, and enjoy the views of Chile and Argentina. Not to mention, passing the Les Eclaireurs lighthouse. During the excursion, you can enjoy snacks and the favorite Argentine drink, mate.
Please note there is a local port tax of usd2.-

 

Duration: 3-4 hours

 

At the appropriate time, you will be taken to the domestic airport for your flight to Buenos Aires.

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Day 15 - Buenos Aires

At the appropriate time, you will have a private transfer to the international airport for your flight back home.

 

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Included

– Buenos Aires Tour
– Dinner Tango Show
– Mendoza Wine Tour
– Mendoza High Mountain Tour
– Perito Moreno Glacier tour and cruise
– Guided hike and canoe trip in Tierra del Fuego National Park
– Beagle Channel Cruise
– Tour of Iguazu Falls (Argentine side)
– Tour of Iguazu Falls (Brazilian side)
– All Transfers mentioned, including to and from airports.
-3 nights in Buenos Aires, 3 nights in Mendoza 3 nights in Iguazu Falls, 3 nights in El Calafate and 2 nights in    Ushuaia.
– Daily breakfast and meals mentioned in the itinerary.
– Bilingual local guides (English / Spanish).

Not Included

– International or Domestic Flights or Buses.
National Park Entrance fees
– Travel / Medical Insurance – To get a free quotation please follow this link: World Nomads

Accommodation & Prices

BEST OF ARGENTINA – 15 Days


INN/ B&B

USD 2435

COMFORT

USD 2685

SUPERIOR

USD 3000

*Prices in US Dollars.
*Valid until April 2019 (Not valid in Christmas, New Year, Carnival and Harvest Fest).

*Prices are per person, based on 2 people in double occupancy. Single rates are available on request. Flights are not included in the price, but can be arranged on request.

*Please note that in the luxury category most transfers are private and some excursions are in private service also. Please ask our Travel Advisor for the details of this tour in this category.



Flights needed for this itinerary

Buenos Aires ­– Mendoza – Iguazu Falls – Calafate– Ushuaia – Buenos Aires

Flights in South America cost approximately $150 to $300 USD per segment (destination).
We offer special rates on flights for this tailor-made itinerary.

Included

– Buenos Aires Tour
– Dinner Tango Show
– Mendoza Wine Tour
– Mendoza High Mountain Tour
– Perito Moreno Glacier tour and cruise
– Guided hike and canoe trip in Tierra del Fuego National Park
– Beagle Channel Cruise
– Tour of Iguazu Falls (Argentine side)
– Tour of Iguazu Falls (Brazilian side)
– All Transfers mentioned, including to and from airports.
-3 nights in Buenos Aires, 3 nights in Mendoza 3 nights in Iguazu Falls, 3 nights in El Calafate and 2 nights in    Ushuaia.
– Daily breakfast and meals mentioned in the itinerary.
– Bilingual local guides (English / Spanish).

Not Included

– International or Domestic Flights or Buses.
National Park Entrance fees
– Travel / Medical Insurance – To get a free quotation please follow this link: World Nomads

Trip Reviews

BEST OF ARGENTINA – 15 Days

Jay and Louise Hecht

Jay and Louise Hecht

(5 / 5)

We recommend Say Hueque to any one we know that may be interested in going to South America.

Hi Patty,

sorry for the late reply, but since coming home, we have been busy. We had a fabulous trip to South America thanks to Say Hueque.

We found Say Hueque on the internet researching South America/Argentina , reviews were very positive.
The good reviews and the various options, experience since 1999 as well as the good communication made us to choose to work with you.

Our hightlights have been the Iquazu Falls and the P. Moreno Glacier.
We have to favorite hotels - Toss up between the Jasy in Iquazu and the Pudu Lodge in El Chaltan. We liked the size of the rooms, the tranquility and the locations (quiet in the country) were very nice plus the balcony of the Jasy hotel.
Our favorite exucrions have been to Iquazu Falls and the Mendoza wineries. The falls were spectacular, and the wineries were very pleasant out in the country. Winery experience different from wineries in the United States. Also the P. Moreno Glacier.

Besides Patty, we enjoyed our guide in Bariloche (Frederico) and our Mendoza wine guide.. all guides were very knowledgeable. We particularly liked Frederico's enthusiasm for nature and his knowledge of Argentina's history, politics, geography, etc.

A page or two for us "English" speaking tourists, of useful phrases in the countries we visited would be useful. IE Bon Dia (good day) in Brazil, thank you, etc. And a page on paragraphs of common customs. what to expect, etc. in each country (what is polite, nor not polite, etc).

Jay and I give Say Hueque excellent grades for putting together a perfectly paced and interesting itinerary. We felt the amount of time at each place was appropriate. We felt safe the entire time, and understood that it could be a challenge. We thought the locations of the hotels were excellent!!! Close to everything we needed, clean and comfortable. We particularly liked meeting Patty in person and enjoyed sharing WHAT's APP pictures. The gift (bottle of wine) was delicious and thoughtful.

We will post our comments on trip advisor as well, and recommend Say Hueque to any one we know that may be interested in going to South America.

Regards
Jay and Louise Hecht


01.12.17

Mia Basharahil

Mia Basharahil

(5 / 5)

Amazing time in Argentina & Chile. Patagonia, in particular, Torres del Paine is just absolutely spectacular!

We had an amazing time in Argentina/Chile and many thanks to Say Hueque for arranging most our transfers and some of our hotels. Vera and Yuna were amazing in sorting our itinerary and making last minute changes promptly, very attentive to our requests and made detailed programs.

Our couple friends used Say Hueque for their Argentinian travels and recommended it to us, this made us to choose to work with you. We also do not know much about Argentina and we are not to familiar with Patagonia (which is the main purpose of our trip) and needed some help in transfers and excursions. Cities such as Buenos Aires and Santiago are easy to navigate by ourselves but not places like Patagonia which saves us a lot of headache arranging through a travel agent.

The highlight of our trip was definitely Patagonia and Iguazu falls. Patagonia, in particular, Torres del Paine is just absolutely spectacular. The hotels we stayed in all had a different vibe and character to it, which we liked. The transfers between towns, airports and excursions went all smoothly.

Our favorite hotel is Torres del Paine, Las Torres. It´s a little fancier than the others but homely and cosy at the same time. Its location, right in the park was just so stunning, having to wake up in the mornings to the sight of the park was just wonderful. The hosteria we stayed in El Chalten was also lovely, small but homely and cosy. We chatted and met quite a few people, I guess thats the beauty of staying in a quaint hosteria! Also loved the mountain refugee in the woods we accidentally stayed in ( this was suppose to be the Eco Domes but nevertheless we had an amazing time), it was so tranquil and quiet. Great to get away from connectivity some times.

The iguazu excursion was superb, great tour guide very informative. Both excursions at the Perito Moreno glaciers, one which was included in the package and the other mini trek up the glaciers, were wonderful. But I must say the excursion from El Calafate to Torres del Paine is the winner! Absolutely wonderful tour guide, very attentive and always making sure we are fine especially at the border controls. Humorous and love listening to his exceptional knowledge in the geology of the park. So all guides were wonderful but the Torres del Paine one is the winner.
There were a couple of hiccups but nothing big issues. For example, we got the bus from Santiago to Mendoza. The bus station was a huge one with many different buildings and we were confused in finding the one we are to take the bus from. The address mentioned was correct but the platform number was incorrect. It did not take us too long though, as we found the bus Cata International, which happened to be the only Cata International bus we saw that day, as we entered another bus building area.

We were so glad that we took the bus to Mendoza as the bus ride was absolutely terrifyingly gorgeous, cutting through the Andes mountains. We didn’t expect it to be a highlight but we are so glad we did it. It was such a beautiful ride and we got amazing seats right up front!
We noticed that we could have gotten in earlier connecting flights so maybe next time, if you can give options of flights on the day of flying and we can make our choice based on our schedule say if we rather pay a little extra but will leave a little earlier. Its similar to the options you gave us for hotels, you can also give us for flights. And to ask where we will also need baggage allowance for the flights.

But in all, we had a unforgettable time and left with wonderful memories.
Thank you to all three of you!
Cheers,
Mia


17.11.17

Heather and Nael Ashour

Heather and Nael Ashour

(5 / 5)

We had an amazing trip!

Hi Ursula,

We had an amazing trip! Say Hueque has been recommended to us by friends – Daniel & Lindsay Berman.

The best of traveling with you was the convenience of having all arrangements taken care of in advance!

The Legado Mitico is our favorite hotel – great location, really comfortable and interesting room.
Our favorite excursion was the Big Ice in El Calafate. But we also really enjoyed the Iguazu excursion and the Polo Day. The polo day was great. It was way more fun than we thought it would be and also had some of the best steak we had the entire trip.

Our guide Gaston at Iguazu Falls was excellent. Helped us rebook to an earlier flight and was also really knowledgeable about the site.

At least a couple of comments, for improvement: Our itinerary stated that we had a transfer from our hotel to the airport for our Iguazu excursion. The car never arrived and when we called the 24-hour number, we were told that it was not included (despite what our itinerary stated). We were not impressed with our hotel in Calafate (Mirador al Lago) – the room was tiny with a parking lot view and the room fridge did not work. We were also disappointed with the wine tour in Mendoza – since we were in a guided car tour, we had hoped to visit wineries farther from our hotel rather than ones within biking distance (especially since we did a self-guided biking tour the next day). We also thought having a separate guide for the wine tour was unnecessary since each winery did their own tour; just a driver would have been sufficient.

Heather & Nael


04.01.17

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BEST OF ARGENTINA – 15 Days
Testimonials

Jay and Louise Hecht

We recommend Say Hueque to any one we know that may be interested in going to South America.

Mia Basharahil

Amazing time in Argentina & Chile. Patagonia, in particular, Torres del Paine is just absolutely spectacular!

Heather and Nael Ashour

We had an amazing trip!

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