Buenos Aires & Iguazu Falls Explorer
6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS
Day 1 - Buenos Aires > Iguazu Falls
Transfer from your hotel to the airport for a morning flight to Iguazu, where you will be met at the airport and be transferred to your hotel.
Overnight: Iguazu Jungle Lodge
Day 2 - Iguazu Falls
Enjoy breakfast and set off to visit the Argentinean side of the UNSECO-listed Iguazu Falls, located within the Iguazu National Park – one of the first protected areas in South America. Journey up to 'Cataratas station' on a 15-minute open-air train ride to admire the imposing 275 waterfalls and the extraordinary variety of ferns, orchids, birdlife and butterflies. Continue on to 'Garganta station' from which you will descend walking 1,200 metres to the Devil’s Throat balcony. This afternoon you’ll return to the hotel to spend the rest of the day at leisure or exploring the National Park further at your own pace.
Overnight: Iguazu Jungle Lodge (B)
Day 3 - Iguazu Falls > Buenos Aires
Today you will cross the Juan D. Peron and Tancredo Neves Bridge which connects the cities of Puerto Iguazu (Argentina) and Foz do Iguazu (Brazil). Enter the Foz do Iguaco National Park and admire the view of the San Martin Island and some of the most imposing falls on the other side of the boarder such as the Bozzeti, Two Sisters and the Three Muskeeters, before reaching the end of the path for astonishing views of the Devil’s Throat. This afternoon you will be transferred to Iguazu Falls airport (Argentinean side) for your late afternoon departure to Buenos Aires. On arrival you will be transferred to your city hotel.
Overnight: Intersur Recoleta (B)
Day 4 - Buenos Aires
Discover Buenos Aires on a private city tour.
With its splendid and varied architecture, old colonial buildings, French palaces and state-of-the-art skyscrapers, vibrant nightlife and endless cultural options, Buenos Aires is one of the world’s most fascinating cities.
Today’s itinerary will take in the city’s most famous sites, giving you a great introduction to this vast city. Visit Plaza de Mayo, the city’s foundational site, the Presidential Palace called La Casa Rosada (Pink House), the Cabildo, the city’s primitive town hall, and the Neoclassical-styled Metropolitan Cathedral, the final home of Argentina’s founding father, José de San Martín. At Palermo Chico, located in the suburb of Palermo, you will find impressive French palaces and parks designed by celebrated landscape architects, such as the Frenchman Charles Thays.
In Retiro and Recoleta, you will be forgiven for thinking you’re in Paris. After visiting the impressive Plaza San Martín, where Jorge Luis Borges used to take his walks, take a stroll down elegant Avenida Alvear, lined with exclusive boutiques of the world’s luxury brands and grand French-style palaces, which nowadays house a number of embassies. Then we’ll visit the Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar, one of the city’s oldest churches, completed in 1732. At Recoleta Cemetery, a true labyrinth of ornate mausoleums, you may choose to visit the famous resting place of Eva Peron’s, one of the country’s most recognizable icons.
Continue to Puerto Madero, the latest addition to the city’s barrios. In 1991, its huge warehouses and silos where remodeled and redesigned to finally integrate the river to the city, and to create a new corporate, residential, and gastronomic district filled with trendy new restaurants and bars. Afterwards, head over to San Telmo, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Buenos Aires. It used to be the residential district favored by wealthier porteño until the late 19th century, when a yellow fever epidemic drove out the wealthier families. The area became rundown and marginalised until the 1970s, when many cheap rent attracted artists and artisans to set up studios and workshops. Today, thanks to its amazing architecture and trendy atmosphere, San Telmo is a bustling neighbourhood filled with antique and vintage clothing stores. Take a stroll along its cobbled streets to Plaza Dorrego, best known for its traditional antiques fair, held every Sunday. You are also very likely to see tango performances in the streets and plazas of San Telmo. Leaving San Telmo behind, continue southwards to La Boca, one of the city’s most authentic and charming neighborhoods. It is a working class district, heavily shaped by Italian immigrants who arrived in Argentina in large numbers during the last quarter of the 19th century. A walk along Caminito Street will give you good sense of the character of Buenos - passion for soccer, vibrant street art, and tango on nearly every corner.
This evening, enjoy a welcome dinner and show, Argentinian style. In the very heart of San Telmo neighbourhood, historic conventillo has become an institution of Buenos Aires’ culture and nightlife. 35 artists in residence, two tango orchestras, a folklore band, dancers and singers, paired with a menu of traditional and international dishes, and Argentinean wines makes for a fun introduction to Buenos Aires.
Overnight: Intersur Recoleta (B/D)
Day 5 - Buenos Aires
Today is a free day to explore the city at your own pace. You may like to visit a traditional gaucho ranch, futher explore Buenos Aires on the famous hop-on hop-off bus, take a day tour to Uruguay, or enjoy a cruise along the Parana River Delta.
Overnight: Intersur Recoleta (B/D)
Day 6 - Buenos Aires
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your onward journey.
- Return Airport Transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
- 5 nights accommodation with meals indicated as per itinerary
- Iguazu Falls touring on both Argentina & Brazil side
- National Park Entrance Fees
- Buenos Aires Cultural City Tour
- Traditional Dinner & Tango Show
Total price per person (Twin Share) from USD $960.00
IMPORTAT NOTE: Airfares between Buenos Aires - Iguazu Falls - Buenos Aires are NOT included in this package, and will need to be booked. Please contact Aurora for assistance.
*Single traveller pricing available on request.
**Public Holiday Surcharges apply
The professionalism, enthusiasm and passion shown by all expedition staff was exceptional.Janice McKenzie, Victoria, Australia
Thanks to all who helped make this an unforgettable experience. Am left in awe of Antarctica and the stark contrast with those land and sea environmentsBarbara Levy - Weddell Sea & Antarctic Explorer, 2015
This really was a truly magical experience which will live with us forever.R. Astridge - Across the Antarctic Circle, 2018