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Sample Itinerary - REF SOUTH AMERICA 123

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Day 1: Buenos Aires

The tour includes attractions such as the 9 de Julio Avenue, the Obelisk and Corrientes Street. The first stop will be in the Plaza de Mayo so as to visit the Cathedral and the Cabildo (Old City Hall). After that, the trip will continue towards the most traditional neighborhood of Buenos Aires, San Telmo, which is characterized by its old colonial houses and the cobblestoned streets. Later on, the tour will go to La Boca Neighborhood located in the south of the city.

Day 2: Buenos Aires - Iguazu Falls (Argentina)

The Brazilian Falls are located on the western side of the Paraná State in Brazil. They were declared Natural World Heritage in the year 1986 by the UNESCO. This Brazilian park with 185,000 hectares (458,000 acres) borders the Argentinean National Park and they are divided by the Iguazu River. Both parks make this region one of the largest natural protected areas in South America. The tour starts at the Visitors’ Center, designed to be the access to the park. The building functions as an embarking and disembarking station for visitors. In order to be able to start the circuits along the catwalk floors, every visitor must take one of the modern panoramic view busses so as to move safely within the park. The length of the catwalk floors is 1,200 meters (0.8 miles) from where it is possible to get a breathtaking view of the 275 waterfalls.

Day 3: Iguazu Falls (Argentina)

The park was created in 1934 with the main aim to protect the majestic Iguazu Falls. In 1984, the UNESCO declared this place Natural World Heritage due to the beauty of the scenery and the biological diverse in this subtropical rainforest. The visit to the Iguazu National Park can be done via 3 circuits and on catwalks, best known as Lower Path, Higher path and the Devil´s Throat Path. The Lower Path is a 1,200-metre-walk (0.8 miles) that gives a great view of the majority of the rapids and falls from a front and lower point of view.

Day 4: Iguazu Falls (Argentina) - Ushuaia

Today after breakfast we transfer to the airport for your onward flight to Ushuaia, upon arrival here you will be met an transferred to your hotel.

Day 5: Ushuaia

Today, you will go on a half day tour to get to know the most southern protected natural area and the only National Park with sea shores: The Tierra del Fuego National Park. You will access to this park by taking the National Route. Located close to the city of Ushuaia, the national park stretches 60 km (37 miles) north from the Beagle Channel along the Chilean border. Its 630 km2 (244 sq. miles) include parts of the Fagnano and Roca lakes, the second of which opens into the Lapataia Bay on the southern coast, a popular point for treks. The park has dramatic scenery, with waterfalls, forests, mountains and glaciers. The park’s topography is very wide-ranging with mountains, rivers, valleys and lakes. It is very rich in flora and fauna with a large number and an ample variety of species.

Day 6: Ushuaia - El Calafate

Today after breakfast we transfer to the airport for your onward flight to El Calafate, upon arrival here you will be met an transferred to your hotel.

Day 7: El Calafate

Today, you will leave in the morning to visit the renowned Perito Moreno glacier, unique on the planet in its constant forward movement. Along the 85 km (53 mi) that you will drive to get to the park, you will discover many Andean pre-cordillera sites that are worth sight seen or recording on camera and by the Argentino Lake you will access the National Park “Los Glaciares”. Along Brazo Rico River you will start to spot the floating icebergs until you finally are able to grasp in all its awe this natural wonder considered World Heritage by the United Nations. You will take the paths and enjoy some time to observe and to have lunch. Then, in the afternoon you will go back to the hotel.

Day 8: El Calafate

Today after breakfast we transfer to the airport for your onward flight to Puerto Madryn, upon arrival here you will be met an transferred to your hotel.

Day 9:

The tour leaves for Valdes Peninsula, declared a Natural Heritage Site by UNESCO, as it is the only continental colony of elephant seals in the world. It crosses the Isthmus, arriving at the Panoramic View Point, where in its narrowest part is possible to see simultaneously the two Gulfs: the New Gulf on the left and San Jose Gulf on the right. A few miles away, we stop at the Interpretation Centre of Peninsula Valdes, a peninsular synthesis worth admiring. Then we visit Puerto Pyramids, a picturesque seaside village, where you can enjoy its beautiful beach, take a nautical tour to spot, depending on the season, whales, sea lions, cormorants, dolphins, among the main animal species. The tour continues to Caleta Valdés where, and taking in consideration the time of the year you are, will visit Punta Delgada and Punta Norte.

Day 10:

This morning after breakfast you will be trasnferred to the airport for your onward flight to BA.