Argentina Adventure Tour
The Argentina Adventure Tour offers the opportunity for trekking, rafting, ziplining, rapeling or mountain biking or a fun-filled 11 days.
Day 1 - Buenos Aires | Meals: -
Arrival at Buenos Aires, Private transfer from International Airport to Downtown Hotel.
Accommodation for 1 night at selected hotel in standard room, breakfast and local taxes are included.
City tour of Buenos Aires
With this tour you will understand why it's known the beautiful city of Buenos Aires as the "Paris of South America". The tour begins with a tour of 9 de Julio Avenue, one of the widest avenues in the world, where you can find the symbol of the city: the Obelisk. You will stop at Plaza de Mayo, where you will visit the Casa Rosada, name by which it is popularly known the presidential palace, and the magnificent Metropolitan Cathedral, with its incredible neoclassical facade, mausoleum of national hero, General San Martin. You will also visit squares as San Martin, Alvear and Plaza del Congreso. Important avenues like Corrientes, Av. De Mayo, among others. Important areas of the city like La Boca, San Telmo, Palermo, Recoleta and the most modern: Puerto Madero.
Day 2 - Buenos Aires / Iguazu | Meals: Breakfast
Private transfer from hotel to the airport. Arrival to Iguazu, transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon we will undertake the following activities:
Set off on an adventure to explore the lush forest of Iguazu National Park. Between trekking through the lively jungle, ziplining between the trees, and rappelling down a waterfall, this tour offers an incredible variety of excitement in the South American wilderness. Located only 5 miles (7 km) from Puerto Iguazu, the park is bustling with tropical wildlife and exotic waterfalls. Make your way to the forest in a special truck that has been adapted for the jungle paths, put on your helmet and harness, and get ready for an exciting ride on ziplines that can reach between 50 and 82 feet (15â€“25 m) above the ground.
The adventure continues with a guided hike on one of the park's many trails. Learn more about the rich flora around you as your expert guide points out orchids, strangler figs, Tillandsia, and more.
Next, follow a stream down a 45-foot (14-m) drop as you rappel along a waterfall. If you'd like to stay dry, you can try rappeling down a 65-foot (20-m) rock face instead. Descend with the help of your specialized instructors for unforgettable experience in the woods.
* You must be 7 y.o or older.
* If you are pregnant, you may not take part.
* If you have back, neck, joint, or muscular problems, you should carefully consider whether to participate.
* If you fear heights, you should not take part in this activity.
Return to hotel. Accommodation for 02 nights at selected hotel in standard room, breakfast and local taxes are included.
Day 3 - Iguazu | Meals: Breakfast
Breakfast in the hotel.
Argentine Falls tour begins early in the morning with the pick up in your hotel to take you to the National Park. The pick-up time will depend on the area where you are staying, approximately between 7:20 a.m. to 8:20 a.m. The traditional circuits will be visited: Lower, Upper and Devil's Throat. The tour includes the Ecological Jungle Train.
*Lower Circuit: At a length of 1,700 meters, runways venture into the lush jungle to take direct contact with the breaking of the Dos Hermanas, Chico and Ramirez. Walking down a runway you can be at the foot of a huge seawall water which is the fall of Salto Bosetti and you will enjoy the steep falls in the Saltos Alvar Nuñez, Elenita and Lanusse.
-Duration: This ride is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes.
-Level Of difficulty: Medium. Access with no stairs to the Bosetti jump and lookout balcony
*Cannon Falls: Upper circuit: a walk of 1,300 meters (round trip). Elevated runways will take you on the fall line of several major jumps, reaching the edge thereof. It provides an overview of the complex from a greater height.
-Duration: This ride is approximately 1 hour.
-Level Of difficulty: Easy. Access without stairs.
*Devil's Throat: Accessed through the Rainforest Ecological Train, descending into Devil's Throat Station. From there, after 1,000 meters walk along the runways, you will reach the grandiose 'Devil's Throat', where Iguazu is expressed with all his strength.
Great Adventure tour
* 4X4 in the Jungle: 8 kilometers-ride in ATV through the Yacaratiá Path to Puerto Macuco.
* Boat Ride: - rapids and waterfalls: The embarkation will be in semi-rigid boats, which will navigate 6 km of the lower Iguazu river and 2 Km of rapids. Join the Devil's Throat Canyon to approach the jumps and then land on San Martin Island.
**Please note that this adventure tour is not suitable for children under 12 years old and for pregnant women.
Day 4 – Iguazu / Mendoza | Meals: Breakfast
The tour to the Brazil side begins early in the morning with your pick-up at the hotel to take you to the National Park. The pick-up time will depend on the area where you are staying, approximately between 7:20 am and 8:20 am.
You will visit the Brazilian Falls and their traditional 1,200 meters long walkways where you can get a spectacular view of the 275 waterfalls that make up Iguazu Falls, of which in the Brazilian side are four: Floriano, Deodoro, Benjamin Constant and Union or Devil's Throat. After the tour you will have access to the panoramic elevator that will reach you to the bus that will take you back to the hotel.
The bird park is located at the entrance of Iguaçu National Park in Brazil. It's a property that has a collection of birds from around the world which can be seen through huge cages in which the visitor enters the same. Also boasts recreational open spaces for the enjoyment of the species most beautiful of the region and the world. The Park is pleasant, without difficulty and prepared for the whole family.
Shared transfer to the airport. Flight to Mendoza, where you will be met and transferred to the hotel.
Accommodation for 03 nights at selected hotel in standard room, breakfast and local taxes are included.
Day 5 – Mendoza | Meals: Breakfast
We will depart to live an unforgettable day of adventure in the Precordillera of Mendoza, Potrerillos Valley, where we will enjoy the open air and nature. During the morning there is one suggested half day activity: Rafting / Canopy / Trekking or Mountain Biking.
Activity Options (choose 2. They are subject to seasonal weather conditions)
In Mendoza there are so many ways to be connected with the water of the Andes. We offer rafting trips throughout the year for the adventurer looking for difficulty class III+. All of the activities are upstream of Potrerillos Dam and Reservoir.
The trips are run by our river guides with international experience and swift water rescue certificates. Safety kayakers join the group for additional support. All paddlers will be equipped with life jackets (pfd), wetsuits, splash jackets, river booties and helmet.
Trekking with Rappel
When you really want to learn about a place, to travel on foot is the best option. Whether you're trekking on the High Andes or lower foothills, hiking brings you close to the land. Full or half day trips introduce you to the native flora, fresh smell of “jarrilla” and incredible mountain views. The adventurers can enjoy rappelling near a waterfall.
Flying through the air suspended from a steel cable is a pure adrenaline experience, and the most exciting new extreme sport in Potrerillos. Zipline Circuits, Base and Adrenaline have been carefully designed, engineered constructed and inspected to maximize and ensure your safety.
Experience the rush and listen to the cable sing as we guide you over 1500 meters (5000 feet) on 6 different zipline cables, some over 40 meters (130 feet) above the Valley floor. Our longest cable stretches over 450 meters (1500 feet) crossing the Mendoza River.
Adventure is everywhere in the Potrerillos Valley and exploring the area on bike is a perfect escape. Enjoy biking on well equipped mountain bikes through the desert back roads and trails of the Andes. Half day trips get you riding downhill and cross country with our guides, all year round.
Departure/ Arrival: From 8.30 a.m. to 7 p.m. (approx.)
Availability: Daily. The activities requires a minimum of 4 people
Services included: Transfer in-out, bilingual guide, especial equipment to for the chosen activities, and personal insurance.
You should wear: Comfortable clothes, long trousers, raincoat, and sun cream.
Day 6 – Mendoza | Meals: Breakfast
Full day tour to the base of Aconcagua. This tour with unforgettable landscapes offers you the chance to enjoy the vastness and serenity of mountain views. On our way to the Los Penitentes ski center we will pass through places of such extraordinary beauty as Potrerillos and Uspallata, visit Polvaredas, Punta de Vacas and the historic Picheuta Bridge. From the ski center we head to the Bridge of the Inca - a fascinating geological formation with hot springs.
We enter the Aconcagua Provincial Park (optional and only in the summer months, otherwise we continue to Christ the Redeemer) and continue along the path, making a stop at the Mirador del Aconcagua for the best view of the Aconcagua Mountain. Continue to Las Cuevas - Argentina's last town before the Chilean border. Then at the end of the day we return to Mendoza.
Christ the Redeemer can be reached only in the months of January through March.
Day 7 – Mendoza / Calafate | Meals: Breakfast
Shared transfer to the airport for flight to Calafate (stopover in Buenos Aires), where you will be met and have a shared transfer to the hotel.
Accommodation for 03 nights at selected hotel in standard room, breakfast and local taxes are included.
Day 8 - El Calafate | Meals: Breakfast
Enjoy the beauty of impressive Perito Moreno glacier, one of the UNESCO jewels.
Minitrekking over Perito Moreno glacier.
Departing from Bajo de la Sombra Port, we will arrive at the world-famous Perito Moreno Glacier approximately 5 miles from our departure point. Upon arrival, enjoy a 40-minute walk across the Rico Arm to reach the glacier. We will then be given crampons (special metal spikes worn on boots for traction). Then the adventure really begins with a fascinating 2 hour walk across the glacier.
At the end of the walk, we will be offered to toast to our adventure with a glass of whiskey paired with ice from the glacier. Once finished we will make our way back on a road that cuts between a forest of lengas and the pier. Crossing the Rico Arm again, we will be lead to the footbridge in front of the glacier. For one last glance at the Perito Moreno Glacier.
IMPORTANT: Only suitable for people between 10 and 65 years old.
Optional tour at extra cost:
Big Ice tour
Explore the ins and outs of the Perito Moreno Glacier, an adventurers dream! The excursion begins in the embarking pier located in 'Bajo de las Sombras' port, about 6 km before the glacier Balconies, where you embark for a 10 minutes navigation across the Rico Arm, enjoying breathtaking views of the Perito Moreno glacier front walls. After checking the gear, we get ready, pick up the crampons and walk following the lateral moraine, for an hour and a half, until we reach the access to the glacier. After fitting harnesses and crampons on our footwear we start the ice trekking. There is a breathtaking view of the immense plateau of ice. During the walk you will be introduced to a number of features within the ice, huge moulins, crevasses, caves, and above all the special feeling of exploring the middle of the ice. Expert bilingual mountain guides will always lead you, looking after your safety and teaching you the 'ways of the ice'. You will hike for about 3 hours and a half, and spend some time having lunch somewhere on the ice. Back on the moraine we start our descent back to the port, to take the boat and navigate for 20 minutes, very close to the southern wall.
IMPORTANT: Only suitable for people between 18 and 50 years old. Difficulty: Moderate - It requires good Physical condition
Day 9 - El Calafate / Chalten / El Calafate | Meals: Breakfast
Our day starts at 7.45 am as we depart from El Calafate and head along the famous Route 40. This iconic highway goes along the Argentino Lake up to the La Leona River. Passing the 'Cañadón La Leona' we will arrive to the ancient route hotel "La Leona". It is here where you will be able to have a break for coffee and cakes.
Once the break is over we will continue along the Lake Viedma, from here we can take in the magical views of glaciers, hidden lakes and the glory that is Mount Fitz Roy. After several photos stops we will then arrive to Andean village El Chalten, also known as the 'The Capital of Trekking'. As soon as we arrive we will briefly visit the Interpretation Centre and then the group will be divided according their chosen option at our base The Pudu Lodge.
We will advise you several options according to your physical condition and provide you of a map and a packed box to carry in your backpack. This is perfect for the independent traveler; the clearly-marked tracks can make anyone feel like an expert. Around 17:30 pm we will return with the rest of the group to the base to enjoy a delicious hot chocolate at Pudu Lodge.
Difficulty level: Moderate
Minimum age suggested: 13 years old.
Day 10 - El Calafate / Buenos Aires | Meals: Breakfast
Shared transfer to the airport. Flight to Buenos Aires, where you will be met and transferred to the hotel
Accommodation for 01 night at selected hotel in standard room, breakfast and local taxes are included.
Day 11 - Buenos Aires | Meals: Breakfast
Private transfer to the international airport.
2017 Rates per person in US$:
With 4* hotels (Rochester Classic, St. George, Huentala, Los Hielos)
With 5* hotels (Intercontinental, La Aldea de La Selva, Intercontinental Mendoza, Alto Calafate)