Start your Argentina holiday in the vibrant capital of Buenos Aires. Explore the different neighbourhoods, eat some fantastic steak and enjoy watching the tango dancers perform this evocative dance. Fly north to Posadas and the vast Ibera wetlands where you can explore by horse, take a boat trip and take in the diverse wildlife. Experience the undying gaucho traditions of this area accompanied by the perfect partner...Mother Nature. Complete this Argentina holiday experience at the amazing Iguazu Falls and take in the history at the San Ignacio Mini Jesuit Missions.
Combining culture in Buenos Aires, diverse wildlife in Ibera, history at the San Ignacio Mini and iconic vistas at Iguazu Falls is a great combination for older children. Discover many of the highlights of Argenitna which make it unique.
London - Buenos Aires
Depart London Heathrow for your overnight flight to Buenos Aires, via Sao Paulo.
Arrival to Buenos Aires in the morning and transfer to the boutique Legado Mitico hotel in the upmarket neighbourhood of Palermo Viejo. Each of the 11 rooms features decor inspired by the life of a famous Argentine, such as Eva Peron and Che Guevara. Spend the afternoon relaxing at the hotel or wander the cobblestone streets and check out the wonderful cafes and boutiques on your doorstep.
Accommodation: Legado Mitico
Acquaint yourself with this cosmopolitan city with a morning city tour. Visit the Plaza de Mayo area where you can admire the 'Pink House' (Casa Rosado) government building, the Cabildo and the Metropolitan Cathedral. The picturesque neighbourhood of La Boca is most famous for it's colourful buildings or 'caminitos' where tango music fills the air. The tour ends in Recoleta at the cemetery where Eva Peron is buried.
Free day to explore this wonderful city and it's different neighbourhoods such as Palermo, Recoleta, San Telmo, La Boca and the recently revamped port district of Puerto Madero. Buenos Aires is also home to the famous Boca Juniors football team and you can visit La Bombonera football stadium and the museum. For tango lovers we can arrange a complete tour which focuses entirely on the life of the famous Carlos Gardel and the places he frequented such as Cafe Tortoni.
Buenos Aires - Posadas - Iberá Wetlands
Flight to Posadas from Buenos Aires. Travel by four-wheel drive by part paved, part muddy road to the charming Rincon del Socorro. Journey time is approximately 4-6 hours depending on the road conditions. Transfer is also available by light aircraft. This former 12,000 hectare cattle ranch is now a dedicated nature reserve which luxurious rooms combined with great food, wine and service.
Accommodation: Estancia Rincón del Socorro
This is an ideal horseback riding country. From the saddle you can see lots of wildlife and riding is the quickest, easiest and most pleasant way to get to know this ecosystem. In the different habitats of this large former ranch, it is possible to find an amazing number of different types of birds, including endangered species from the surrounding region that have found shelter here. We will learn about their behaviour, habitats, migrations, and problems caused by the degradation of their environment.
Boat trip on classic Iberá canoes and a flat bottom aluminum boat to see wildlife and birds on the lake. The trip begins at the far end of the ranch, 35 km northeast of the inn. In the afternoon, a barbeque lunch (asado) is served in a beautiful hut beside the boat dock. Good wildlife watching is possible right by the barbeque area.
Iberá Wetlands - Estancia
Transfer by road or light aircraft to Posadas and continue to Estancia Santa Ines. Immerse yourself in the traditional gaucho lifestyle. All meals are included with your stay, including the traditional Argentine asado along with traditional specialties such as empanadas.
A full day to explore the area. Take a morning horse ride with the gauchos and help herd the cattle. At the estancia there are horses to suit all levels of riders including beginners. You can also learn to ride or just improve your existing skills. Enjoy the beauty of the area and the spectacular views over the Parana river towards Paraguay.
San Ignacio Miní mission & Iguazu Falls
Full day transfer to Puerto Iguazu taking in the San Ignacio Mini Jesuit mission en-route built by the Jesuits in the mid-XVI century. This is the Jesuistic settlement’s most outstanding archeological and historical resort, which was declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The mission was one of 30 towns that the Jesuits built for the Guaraní Indians in a region that is now shared by Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina. Continue the trip driving past jungle and native forest, tobacco and yerba, plantations to arrive at the Loi Suites in Puerto Iguazú.
Accommodation: Loi Suites Iguazu
Visit the Argentine side of the Iguazu Falls. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the best protected areas in the continent. Take this opportunity to walk along the upper and lower paths and lookouts to admire the 275 waterfalls up close. At a height of up to 70 metres you will feel the mighty force of this natural wonder. One of the most spectacular view points is the Devil's Throat balcony where you can experience the sheer amount of water beneath your feet! As part of the Atlantic rainforest you will come in contact with the amazing variety of ferns, orchids, begonias, birds and butterflies.
Iguazu Falls - London
Depart from the airport on the Brazilian side of the falls. This is a late departure so we can include an excursion to the falls en-route to the airport. Your flight to London is via Sao Paulo.
Pricing Information & Dates
12 day tour, from £3630 per person
Price includes breakfast throughout and full board whilst staying at Estancia Rincon del Socorro and Estancia Santa Cecilia. The transfer to Estancia Rincon del Socorro is by land however we can also arrange a scenic flight transfer - please ask for a supplement.
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