Tango and Waterfalls in Argentina
Why take this trip?
• Catch rainbows at the Iguazu Falls
• Dance tango through the streets of Buenos Aires
• Hike the Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the world's natural wonders
• Get a heart stopping view of the magnificent Mt. Fitz Roy
• Horseback ride through the scenic villages of Patagonia
Pumpkin soup at camp, crossing the equator, sleeping lion & above all making my way to the summit at night are all memories that are hard to wipe out! My life has been forever changed by this magical travel experience!!
Hala Mohie Eldin
The trip was beyond awesome!!
This trip really exceeded my expectations! Wild Guanabana offered me a life altering experience that I'll never forget for as long as I live. They had us well prepared & everything was well organized upon our arrival :)
- Sightseeing and/or relaxation
- Light adventure, no previous experience or training required
- A challenge, no previous experience necessary. A moderate level of fitness and preparation are required
- Previous experience and intensive training is required
- Basic: lodging in guest houses, small hotels and/or camping. Mix of private and public transportation
- Standard: Clean and comfortable accommodation and/or well-maintained campsites. Mostly private transportation with occasional public transport when unavoidable.
- Luxury: Hand-picked luxury lodging or pampered campsites. Private and upgraded transportation facilities.
tCO2 = Tonnes of Carbon Dioxide Equivalent
How we do it
As an ethical and responsible travel company, we reduce our carbon footprint by designing trips that are low carbon impact and carefully calculating the impact with the help of an environmental consultancy. We then buy carbon credit equivalents to offset all emissions that cannot be reduced including those resulting from our day-to-day business operations. Our offsetting is done through an energy efficient stoves project in Kenya. On request, every traveller receives their own PDF offset certificate post-travel. Wild Guanabana is the first carbon-neutral travel company in the Middle East & North Africa. Note: We do not sell or issue flight tickets ourselves so consequently we don't offset those emissions.
What does offsetting mean anyway?
It's a way of reducing your ecological impact by 'neutralizing' the impact of your carbon footprint. Actions associated with travel amount to around a third of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. Carbon offsetting offers a solution to reduce the impact of your travel by purchasing carbon credits that are invested in activities that reduce CO2. While this doesn't erase all of the environmental impact, it does serve to help reinvest into the planet and contribute to activities which help its conversation. For more information on Carbon offsetting read more from our partners ERCC Carbon and our Sustainable Travel International.
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Itinerary Details / Price Inclusions & Exclusions
Day 1: Arrival To Buenos Aires
We arrive to this impossibly stylish & cosmopolitan capital Buenos Aires and have the evening free to get some rest or experience the city's evening charm. From here we fly to Calafate and head to the Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the world’s natural wonders. This ice field is the world's third largest reserve of fresh water. Witness the power of nature as you see large chunks of ice collapse off the glacier rim and splash into the waters below. You even get a chance to gear up and walk onto the glacier itself with the assistance of our professional guides.
Day 2: Patagonia, Here We Come - (B)
In Chalten we hike through lush green valleys, stunning lakes and up amidst incredible scenery to finally gain a vantage point and set eyes on Mount Fitz Roy which is considered as the world's finest granite mountain. On day 6 we get a chance to relax in this amazingly picturesque village. If you're still feeling adventurous, great options await from horseback riding to more mouth-watering walks in the area.
Day 3: Ice Ice Baby - (B/L)
It's time to take in the charm of Buenos Aires. We tour the most charming parts of the city from Avenida de Mayo to the Casa Rosada, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Cabildo. We then explore San Telmo, the best kept historical neighborhood and the oldest district of Buenos Aires and La Boca, the birthplace of Boca Juniors and Maradona before heading to Recoleta, one of the city’s glamorous spots with its elegant boutiques, restaurants and cemetery of Recoleta, the resting place of Eva Peron (Evita). Then for the most magical night of all, learn the Argentine tango at an iconic local tango haunt, then dance the night away to the seductive sound of the bandoneon.
Day 4: The Incredible Andes - (B)
After an early breakfast we leave Calafate and drive towards the village of Chalten. Set in a pretty river valley and home to the incredible snow capped Fitz Roy mountain range, the charming village is considered one of the trekking gems of Latin America. Climbers from around the world are drawn here for their chance to summit Cerro Fitz Roy (3,441m).
Day 5: The Majestic Fitz Roy - (B/L)
Today we go on an incredible hike towards Laguna Capri and Lago de los Tres, taking us through lush green valleys and up amidst incredible scenery to finally gain a vantage point and set eyes on Mount Fitz Roy which is considered as the world's finest granite mountain. Its views vary based upon the time of day and weather. During the day, it may be seen reflected off the lake like a perfect mirror. By nightfall, the clouds thin out and wisp around its peak for yet another wonderful show.
Day 6: Kick Back In Serenity - (B)
You’ve been experiencing one adventure after the other so on this day we thought of giving you the option to kick back and relax in this amazingly picturesque village. Spend the day with a book in your lodge, go out for a walk or if you are still feeling adventurous talk to the nice folks at the hotel and arrange an excursion to your liking. There are great options to choose from including horseback riding and alternative trekking routes to the one we did the day before.
Day 7: El Capital - (B)
We drive back to Calafate and from there catch a flight to Buenos Aires arriving in the afternoon. The evening is free to explore the city’s glorious nightlife. Don’t forget to indulge in a famous Argentine steak if that’s your thing. Or even some Argentine ice cream or dulce de leche if you are feeling like something sweet.
Day 8: The Last Tango! - (B)
You have the day free to take in this remarkable city after getting you bearings the day before. You can shop, do more sightseeing or simply relac and take it all in. Make sure you finish in time for a remarkable evening visit to one of the city’s most classic Tango locales. 2 instructors (male and female) will be on hand to teach you the art of this classy and seductive dance, after which we have an opportunity to try out our new learned skills. Warning! Dancing may start late (12 AM) and continue to the early hours!
Day 9: City Exploration - (B)
We spend the day on a tour of the most fascinating locations of beautiful Buenos Aires. We will visit Avenida de Mayo that runs into the Plaza De Mayo, which is surrounded by the Casa Rosada (Government House), the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Cabildo (first City Hall, built during Spanish rule). We then continue to San Telmo, the best kept historical neighborhood and the oldest district of Buenos Aires. Next stop is La Boca, the birthplace of Boca Juniors and Maradona. We then visit Recoleta, one of the city’s glamorous spots. Here you will find the Municipal Cultural Center, elegant boutiques, excellent restaurants and cemetery of Recoleta, the resting place of Eva Peron (Evita). There is an optional New Year’s dinner and tango dance show at a charming restaurant in San Telmo. Please let us know if you would like us to book for you or you prefer to make your own plans.
Day 10: Iguazu Falls - (B)
We are transported to the domestic airport where we catch our flight north to Iguazu Falls. Upon arrival, we are escorted to our hotel. Afterwards, we have the evening free to explore this new town of Puerto Iguazu.
Day 11: Incredible Iguazu – Argentina & Brazil! - (B)
After an early breakfast, we head out for a full day exploration of Iguazu Falls from both the Argentine and Brazilian side. On the Argentine side you are constantly walking on the rim of the waterfall and feel that you are actually part of it. The amazing and strong sound of the water crashing below fills one with awe as we are surrounded throughout the day in this amazing realm of beauty. Look out for rainbows. Crossing over to the Brazilian side gives you opportunity of getting an almost birds-eye, panoramic view of this natural wonder. Optional add-on: Helicopter ride over the falls or boat rides to get even closer to the falls are quite spectacular. Speak to your guide directly if you are interested to organize it.
Day 12: Homeward bound
We are transported to Iguazu falls airport for our flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival and depending on time, we either spend some time in the city or head to the international airport for our flights back home.
• All hotel bookings on a twin or double occupancy basis
• All adventure activities as mentioned above
• All transfers during the trip in private cars
• All meals as indicated above (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
• Experienced English speaking guides
• All national park admission & entrance fees
• Offsetting all carbon emissions of the journey in an energy efficient stoves project in Kenya (Wild Guanabana is the Middle East and North Africa’s first carbon neutral travel company)
• International return to Buenos Aires, Argentina
• Domestic flights as mentioned above
• Personal expenditures such as laundry, drinks during meal, etc.
• Meals not mentioned above
• Your travel and health insurance
• Argentina & Brazil Visa fee
• Discretionary tips to guides