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BUENOS AIRES, IGUAZU & EL CALAFATE Family Exploration

Explore the city highlights of Buenos Aires

Adventure at Iguazu Falls

A unique experience in Estancia Nibepo Aike

FROM 2880 USD 10 Days / 9 Nights
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Buenos Aires. Iguazu Falls,  Lodge at Estancia Nibepo Aike, Perito Moreno Glacier Experience

 

 

BUENOS AIRES, IGUAZU & EL CALAFATE Family Exploration

Tour Iguazu Falls, Perito Moreno Glacier & Buenos Aires with your family - 10 days

Immerse the entire family in an unforgettable journey that will keep everyone on their toes and eager to learn more! This 10-day itinerary for active, nature lover families combines Argentina’s bustling capital city of Buenos Aires, the adventure-packed Iguazú Falls (think trekking, boating, wildlife spotting) and Patagonia’s gigantic glaciers (including the famed Perito Moreno Glacier). If you have kids over 7 years old and you’re looking for a spectacular adventure to embark on together, this is your ideal action-packed trip.

 

Day 1- Buenos Aires: Palermo Lakes district walking tour

 

Welcome to Argentina! At your arrival, you’ll receive our Argentina Challenge Adventure Kit. “Great guys! But, what’s that?” It’s the perfect tool to get that immersive and transformative travel experience you’re aiming for. The various kits have been designed with challenge cards to generate engagement between your children, the places they visit, the people they meet, and you! Trust us, this isn’t your typical family vacation – our goal is to unite the entire family in a fun and informative way while spending quality time together and having lots of fun along the way. To further incentivize the program, simply share photos with us showing them completing each of the challenges, and we will deliver a special gift to your hotel (or mailed to your home) along with our official Argentina Adventurer Badge!

 

Upon arrival in Buenos Aires you will be met at the airport and have a transfer in private to your hotel. No matter how early you arrive in the morning, your room will be ready for you upon arrival: early check in guaranteed. Time to settle down, relax and get prepared for enjoying a relaxing afternoon visiting the famous Palermo district. No matter how much research you have done, you will always learn something unexpected when taking a walking tour through one of the cities unique barrios — and we’re not just talking about the official information, but also from the unscripted moments of chitchat with your tour guide. For example, how many dogs can a dog walker walk? Which is the strangest or most colorful graffiti you can spot? How many trees can you count on just one block? Let’s go family of urban explorers…  

 

Why you will love it: it’s a personalized tour so you will be able to explore the city at your own pace, focusing on the interest of each member of the family. Take your time to help you kids take that picture they want or stop to buy an ice cream— Argentine ice cream is the best of the best….with all our respect for italians!

 

Why your kids will love it: “Why there are graffitis everywhere? And why people move their hands like crazy when they talk?” Your kids will be glad to have a new person (besides mom and dad) to calm their curious minds. Our local guide will be more than please to answer their questions in a didactic and friendly way.

 

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Day 2 - Hunting the spirit of Buenos Aires tour & Tastes like home

 

Today you’ll embark in on a historic tour through the city’s ornate architecture with a private car at your disposal. Spot the most important balconies of the city and learn why is the Presidential Palace pink, or  the houses in La Boca so colorful. If you’re a football enthusiastics you’ll learn which is Argentina’s favorite fútbol (soccer) team. Why soccer is a passion for Argentinians? Well, only an Argentinian can answer to that questions. Continue your full cultural immersion learning about our rich history as you speak with locals (known as Porteños) and learn fun facts about our storied past. A delicious lunch will be included, don’t forget to try our national dish: the milanesa napolitana (you’ll have to google it because it’s so amazing we just can not explain it….)

 

In the afternoon, feel like an Argentinean for one night and experience a shared meal with a local family in their own home. Discover an authentic way to enjoy the most typical Argentine food: learn how to cook mini empanadas, eat asado, alfajores and, of course, try our delicious wine. Be part of the family, know their history, our culture and exchange traditions and stories in this enchanting one and only experience.

 

Why you will love it: having a car to wander the city will make it easier and safer to visit the main attractions. You won’t have to hassle about the logistics. At night you’ll be in contact with other travelers who may have kids too. You can share the impessions of your trip in Buenos Aires so far.    

 

Why your kids will love it: they will see new and amazing places, monuments and get to see people dancing tango in the streets! Plus, they will learn how to cook mini empanadas, another favorite Argentinian delicatessen.

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Day 3 - Buenos Aires / Puerto Iguazú: Adventure at the Iguazú Forest

 

It’s time to leave the city and take your 2 hours long flight to the rainforest region. Welcome to Puerto Iguazú! The little and relaxing town is the gate to visit the impressive Iguazú Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world. Upon arrival, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Take you time to settled down, check out the facilities (most of the Puerto Iguazú hotel have a pool!) and explore the surroundings, don’t forget you’re now almost in the jungle. That’s why in the afternoon you’ll get active in Iguazú Forest where you’ll experience direct contact with nature and most important, get a lot of family fun.

 

Discover the jungle with your family by taking any of the most popular adventure activities (canopy, trekking and rappel) focused on Ecotourism and the direct contact with nature. What’s canopy? Basically, you’ll be moving between various platforms in the treetops, gliding from one tree to another while harnessed to steel ropes. You will feel like Tarzan, viewing the incredible vegetation from between 15 and 25 meters high in a distance of 800 meters. If you prefer to keep your feet on the ground,  you can walk a 900 meter-long path through the jungle. While hiking you’ll see different species of flora (like strangling trees and parasitic plants) and native wildlife. Last but not least you can rappel 15 meters high and live the incredible experience of falling rocks in the middle of a waterfall, constantly assisted by specialized instructors. You will never forget this adventurous day in the jungle.

 

These activities are restricted for children under 6 years old, pregnant women and people with physical disabilities.

 

Why you will love it: the flight will be short and after spending some days in a big city you’ll enjoy to be in a relaxing and small destination like Puerto Iguazú. You’ll be impressed by the verdant landscape, dense vegetation in the Iguazú Forest tour, and you’ll get to do some adventurous sport.   

 

Why your kids will love it: they will be in the jungle doing adventure activities, guided by specialists. They will be in contact with unknown vegetation and may get to see some animals.

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Day 4 - Iguazú Falls National Park (Argentine Side) & Ecological Navigation

 

“Ladies, gentlemen and little gentlemen, the moment everyone was waiting for…” After breakfast you will depart on a full day trip to the Argentine side of the Iguazú Falls where you will enjoy intimate views of this unforgettable section of the Iguazú River. The falls are surrounded by a humid subtropical forest where the exuberant vegetation is home to many different animals and birds. An experienced guide will help you to spot toucans, coatis (raccoon-like animals, butterflies, and more) and will guide you through the park to avoid crowds and get to the most awe-inspiring views. There is no man, woman or child that can hide their amazement at Iguazú’s 1.5 million liters of water cascading from heights of 80 meters!

 

During the day you will walk through the lower and upper walkways that allow visitors to get up close and personal with this magnificent spectacle of nature. To get to the most impressive views, you will hop aboard a picturesque ecological train that will transport you for 3 kilometers to the Devil’s Throat the largest of the falls and for many the most spellbinding. During the visit to the National Park you will also experience a boat tip in the upper Iguazú River, lead by experienced locals. It’s a calm and quiet journey that covers the different islands during 3 kilometers, providing a great opportunity to see and experience even more of this impressive ecosystem. The departure is from Throat Station and the service is provided only in Spanish.

 

Why you will love it: you’ll get to see this alluring natural wonder assisted by a local expert. For most people being in front of the falls is a very touchy experience…Also the walkways are stroller-friendly.

 

Why your kids will love it: they will wander around myriad of paths and stairways surrounded by dense vegetation, they will have fun spotting coatis (which are everywhere) and get to a boat to explore the area. There are more than 200 waterfalls to discover in the park — welcome endless fun.

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Day 5 - Iguazú Falls National Park (Brazilian Side) / Foz De Iguaçu

 

Today you’ll travel to the border with Brazil— don´t forget your passport! While big tour buses don’t make any stops other than the Park, you will be able to visit Parque Das Aves, an amazing bird park, with species from all over Brazil. Here you’ll be able to walk amongst flying toucans, see butterflies of all sizes and colors and discover birds you’ve never seen before.

 

From here you can walk to the Iguazú National Park on the Brazilian side. While Argentina has 80% of the falls on its side, Brazil has the best panoramic view. You’ll be thrilled by the landscape, but this is also a great opportunity to learn about the region’s geography: rivers, waterfalls, jungles, and more! Take the boardwalk over the Salto Santa María, it feels like walking on the water.  Although you’ll be looking into Argentina, your feet will be on the ground in Brazil! Where does Argentina start and Brazil end? Well, it’s time to figure it out…

 

US citizens, Canadians, Japanese and Australian need a visa to visit the Brazilian side of Iguazú Falls.

 

Why you will love it: this is a relaxing excursión, shorter than the previous one at the Argentine side. You’ll get to see a bit of Brazil which is always an exotic and colorful destination.

 

Why your kids will love it: they will enjoy to get close and personal to all those exotic birds at Parque Das Aves. They’ll be amazed to discover from afar where they’ve been the previous day and the immensity of Iguazú Falls.

 

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Day 6 - From Puerto Iguazú to El Calafate: Nibepo Aike Ranch

 

Today you’ll flight to El Calafate, hometown of Patagonian glaciers. You’ll stay at a typical Patagonian estancia (ranch) called Nibepo Aike,  located inside of Los Glaciares National Park. With a maximum capacity of 22 persons in its ten rooms, exclusiveness and warmth are guaranteed. Furthermore, visitors can enjoy the homemade cuisine: vegetables from the garden, and the famous lamb grilled on a traditional Patagonian cross stake.You’ll have all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and activities included. Have some multi-sport fun hiking, horseback riding or biking in the surroundings. Or take a guided visit to hull facilities, see a shearing demonstration or get involved in farm work. There is an option for every taste.

 

Why you will like Nibepo Aike: it’s your opportunity to immerse yourself in those famous Patagonian wild landscapes. You’ll be out of town, in contact with nature all the time and without hassle about meals.

 

Why your kids will love it: they will have varied options of outdoor activities to discover the terrain, the native fauna and be in contact with locals. They will taste some homemade traditional dishes— perfect time to leave hamburguers and fries behind!

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Day 7 - Estancia Nibepo Aike and Perito Moreno Glacier Exploration

 

In the morning, you will be driven to Glaciers National Park to take the Perito Moreno Glacier tour. Get prepared to play with the giants! Glaciers National Park has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1981 and home to 200 approximately glaciers. The park is home to one of the most awe-inspiring landscapes in Argentina, and its famed Perito Moreno Glacier is a site that will leave explorers of all ages speechless and with memories to last a lifetime.Your bilingual guide will share incredible facts about this massive ice field that are sure to impress the entire family. For example: did you know Perito Moreno Glacier is the world’s biggest after Antarctica and Greenland? If you’re lucky, you may get to see a piece of ice break off and fall from the glacier wall to sink forever into the lake. After this visit you will take a boat ride that will take you close enough to fully appreciate the 80 meter (262 feet) high ice walls of Perito Moreno! You’ll never feel closer to this gigantic and impressive natural masterpiece. Today, everyone will share the sheer wonderment and joy of childhood as you discover the surprises of Los Glaciares National Park. Get excited to see floating icebergs, take tons of family photos, and see who can spot the funniest shapes depicted by the ice reflections.

 

Why everyone will love it: today adults and children will loved this tour for equal! It’s really an all aged incredible one-life-time experience.

 

Say Hueque Tips

 

For a more adventurous experience, you may want to consider taking either the “Big Ice” or “Mini-Trekking” excursion (available at an extra cost). Both allow you to hike on the glacier and is an intrepid excursion for thrill-seeking families! “Big Ice” is only available for people between 18-50 years old and “Mini-Trekking” for people between 10-65 years old. Ask Say Hueque’s travel advisor for more information but be sure to let us know in advance, because it is highly requested and spaces are limited.

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Day 8 - Relaxing day at Estancia Nibepo Aike

 

Today you will have a free day to keep on enjoying at the estancia. We know that in a family trip resting times are important and it’s good to have some unscheduled family time. Nibepo Aike stills maintain the original rural work of Patagonian ranches so it’s your chance to transform this day in a truly immersive experience. Go sheep shearing and milking some southernmost cows or hike to the shores of Argentino Lake. At the end of the day you can gather at the fireplace of  the play / reading room and share some mates (our tea type national drink). It’s a great opportunity to make some contact with people from the estancia who will be pleased to help you prepared it and even share a mate or two with your family.  

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Day 9 - Estancia Nibepo Aike/ El Calafate / Buenos Aires

 

Today, you will travel from Nibepo Aike ranch to El Calafate to take your flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival you’ll be driven to your hotel and have the rest of the day to enjoy your last night in the city. Depending on your arrival time (and how tired you feel) you can approach to a hidden gem of Buenos Aires: an ancient theater transformed in bookstore. The Ateneo Grand Splendid is considered one of the most important and incredible bookstores of the world. You’ll get to see part of its original architecture and buy all kind of national and international books. Over the former stage there’s a café/mini restaurant where you can have lunch at a good price.

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Day 10 - Buenos Aires / Home

 

Vacations are over but now that you know there’s life at the end of the world you’re welcome to return! Your final trip will be to the international airport for your flight back home.

 

¡Buen viaje!

 

 

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Included

3 nights in El Calafate, 3 nights in Puerto Iguazu & 3 nights in Buenos Aires with breakfast included.

Transfers & tours mentioned in the itinerary. Bilingual guide (English/Spanish).

Argentina Challenge Adventure Kit

Daily breakfast

Meals according to the itinerary: lunch and dinner (day 2, 6), full board (day 7, 8)

Parque Das Aves entrance fee

Not Included

International or domestic flight

  National Park Entrance fees

Travel / Medical Insurance – To get a free quote please follow this link: World Nomads

Visa to enter Brazil: US, Canadian, Japanese and Australian citizens require a visa to enter Brazil (for other nationalities please check requirements). Visa must
be obtained online and prior to travel. The processing time of the eVisa is usually
5 business days.

 

Accommodation & Prices

BUENOS AIRES, IGUAZU & EL CALAFATE Family Exploration


COMFORT

USD 2880

SUPERIOR

USD 3130

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

*Prices are per person, based on 4 people in cuadruple occupancy. Triple rates are available on request. Flights are not included in the price, but can be arranged on request.


Flights needed for this itinerary

Buenos Aires - Iguazu Falls- El Calafate - Buenos Aires

Flights in South America cost approximately $100 to $250 USD per segment (destination).
We offer special rates on flights for this tailor-made itinerary.

Included

3 nights in El Calafate, 3 nights in Puerto Iguazu & 3 nights in Buenos Aires with breakfast included.

Transfers & tours mentioned in the itinerary. Bilingual guide (English/Spanish).

Argentina Challenge Adventure Kit

Daily breakfast

Meals according to the itinerary: lunch and dinner (day 2, 6), full board (day 7, 8)

Parque Das Aves entrance fee

Not Included

International or domestic flight

  National Park Entrance fees

Travel / Medical Insurance – To get a free quote please follow this link: World Nomads

Visa to enter Brazil: US, Canadian, Japanese and Australian citizens require a visa to enter Brazil (for other nationalities please check requirements). Visa must
be obtained online and prior to travel. The processing time of the eVisa is usually
5 business days.

 

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