Argentina - Buenos Aires, Wildlife, Gauchos & Iguazu
Capybara in the Wetlands  
Caiman in the Wetlands  
The vast Ibera Wetlands  
Boat trip in Ibera  
Gaucho life  
Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires  
Colourful La Boca, Buenos Aires  
10 day tour
Including flights and transfers
Prices from
£3295

Tour Highlights

  • Vibrant Buenos Aires
  • Experience Iguazu Falls, a natural wonder of the world
  • Spot abundant wildlife in the Ibera Wetlands
  • Stay in a traditional Estancia
  • Jesuit missions at San Ignacio
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I'm enquiring about: Argentina - Buenos Aires, Wildlife, Gauchos & Iguazu

Argentina - Buenos Aires, Wildlife, Gauchos & Iguazu

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Showcasing the best of Argentina's wildlife, natural beauty and culture, this journey takes you from the vibrant capital city of Buenos Aires to the Ibera wetlands, South America's 2nd largest wetland area, to the thundering waters of the Iguazu Falls.

Buenos Aires, a city combining faded european grandeur with Latin flair, allows the discerning traveller to feel the heartbeat of Argentina. There is plenty of personality in this energetic metropolis to entice visitors from the colourful neighbourhood of La Boca, the impressive Recoleta cemetery, the drama of the tango halls and of course the delectable flavours of Argentinian steak and Malbec.

Next stop is the vast Ibera wetlands located in the north east, accessed by plane to Posadas. Home to abundant wildlife, set out in search of capybara, caiman, monkeys, giant otters, anakonda and as many as 350 bird species. Best explored on foot, on horse back or by boat, 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 (stopping on the way history at the  San Ignacio Mini Jesuit Missions.

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Day 1
Day 1
London - Buenos Aires
Depart London Heathrow for your overnight flight to Buenos Aires, via Sao Paulo.
Day 2
Day 2
Buenos Aires
This morning arrive into Buenos Aires and transfers to your hotel, the Recoleta Grand, for the next 3 nights. Situated in Recoleta, this is one of the best addresses in the city. Home to lots of excellent restaurants, upmarket boutiques and grand Parisian-style townhouses, Recoleta is an ideal base for a stay in the Argentine capital.
Accommodation: Recoleta Grand
       
Day 3
Day 3
Buenos Aires
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.
Accommodation: Recoleta Grand
       
Day 4
Day 4
Buenos Aires
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. 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.
Accommodation: Recoleta Grand
       
Day 5
Day 5
Buenos Aires - Iberá Wetlands
This morning fly to Posadas from Buenos Aires and upon arrival you will be transferred to the charming Puerto Valle, approximately 55kms by road. Surrounded by a unique geography in the northern Corrientes Province, Puerto Valle offers exclusive access to the rich biodiversity of the Iberá Natural Reserve. Lakes, marshlands, wetlands against a backdrop of native forest and the Parana River mean the area is an absolute haven for wildlife. Through a variety of excursions, guests will get out and explore the best of the area by boat, kayak, horse back or on foot. Whilst staying at Puerto Valle you can rest assured you will enjoy exceptional food and a fantastic selection of Argentine wines.
Accommodation: Puerto Valle
                 
Day 6
Day 6
Iberá Wetlands
This is an ideal horseback riding country. From the saddle you can see lots of wildlife and riding is one the quickest, easiest and most pleasant ways to get to know this ecosystem. In the different habitats of this region, it is possible to find many 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. The Iberá Natural Reserve is one of the largest freshwater reservoirs on the continent with 1.3 million hectares, it is home to more than 350 bird species.
Accommodation: Puerto Valle
                 
Day 7
Day 7
Iberá Wetlands
Head out again today and spot caiman, capybaras, pampa deer, marshland deer and neotropical otters; many of which can be observed at close quarters. Navigate the Paraná River by boat and tour waterways reaching into Paranaense forest. The forest is home to more than 50 tree species per hectare, an ecosystem ideal for birds and monkeys. When back at Puerto Valle enjoy the parkland surrounding the manor house, wander its organic gardens, relax by the pool or on a deckchair cocktail in hand overlooking the river as the sun sets.
Accommodation: Puerto Valle
                 
Day 8
Day 8
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 16th-century. This is the most outstanding archaeological 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 your hotel for the next 2 nights.
Day 9
Day 9
Iguazu Falls
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.
Day 10
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

10 day tour, from £3295 per person
Price Includes:
  • Flights
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
Price Notes
Price includes breakfast throughout and full board whilst staying at Puerto Valle.

Tour Route Map

  1.   Buenos Aires
  2.    Iguazu Falls & Ibera Wetlands

Accommodation on this Tour

Puerto Valle
Puerto Valle
Iguazu Falls & Ibera Wetlands, Argentina
Puerto Valle Puerto Valle is a small boutique lodge located on the banks of the Parana River in North Eastern Argentina. Just 55kms from the airport at Posadas, Puerto Valle is the ideal place to......
                 
Recoleta Grand
Recoleta Grand
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Recoleta Grand The Recoleta Grand is situated in the heart of the fashionable Recoleta neighbourhood nearby to boutiques, restaurants, parks and museums. Offering 90 rooms including: Deluxe Junior......
       

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