Mendoza Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF SOUTH AMERICA 99

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Day 1: El Calafate

Upon arrival at El Calafate airport, you will be met by our representative and escorted to your hotel.

Day 2: 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 drive to the park, you will discover many Andean pre-cordillera sites that are worth seeing 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 your hotel.

Day 3: El Calafate

Day at leisure for optional activities and tours.

Days 4-6: El Calafate - Bariloche

At the set time you will be transferred to El Calafate airport. Upon arrival at Bariloche airport, you will be met by our representative and escorted to your hotel. Resting on the slopes of a dramatic massif and facing Nahuel Huapi, Bariloche enjoys an enviable setting. Over the next three days you are free to independently explore Bariloche and the surrounding lakes. Spend some time getting to know the alpine style town and its quaint chocolate shops or head for the hills and partake in outdoor activities ranging from mountain biking to horse riding.

Day 7: Bariloche - Mendoza

At the set time you will be transferred to Bariloche airport. Upon arrival at Mendoza airport, you will be met by our representative and escorted to your hotel.

Day 8: Mendoza

Mendoza is one of the world capitals of the Malbec wine. This tour will go around two collards in the heart of the Central Region of Mendoza that comprises: Maipu and Lujan de Cuyo. In this area there are several types of grapes: Criolla Grande, Moscatel Rosado, Cereza, Bonarda, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, among others. If we mention the advantages of this region, we could say: there are plenty of lands, the youth of the vineyards and the agro-ecological characteristics that have proved to be optimal for the growth of the grapes of high quality.

Day 9: Mendoza - Buenos Aires

At the set time you will be transferred to Mendoza airport. Upon arrival at Buenos Aires domestic airport, you will be met by our representative and escorted to your hotel

Day 10: 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 most traditional neighbourhood of Buenos Aires, San Telmo, which is characterized by its old colonial houses and the cobblestoned streets, the La Boca neighbourhood. We0 continue to Puerto Madero – the old port of the city that was turned into one of the most exclusive gastronomic and residential areas in Buenos Aires. The tour will go to Palermo, Finally, the last point in the tour is Recoleta Cemetery.

Day 11: Buenos Aires

Day at leisure. In the evening you will go and see the Café de los Angelitos Dinner Tango Show Excursion, this is a live show with more than one hundred years of Buenos Aires history with a parade of the most outstanding personalities of the political and artistic atmosphere from the 20th century. It exhibits luxury and distinction every night with 21 artists that perform this live show.

Day 12: Buenos Aires - Iguazu Falls (Argentina)

At the set time you will be transferred to Buenos Aires domestic airport. Upon arrival at Puerto Iguazu airport, you will be met by our representative and escorted to your hotel.

Day 13: Iguazu Falls (Argentina)

Today you will do the Argentinian Falls Excursion. 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.

Day 14: Iguazu Falls (Argentina) - Rio De Janeiro

Today is the Brazilian Falls Excursion, these 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. At a set time you will be transferred to Foz do Iguacu airport. Upon arrival at Puerto Iguazu airport, you will be met by our representative and escorted to your hotel.

Days 15-16: Rio De Janeiro

After breakfast at the hotel, you will depart on a City Tour. Río de Janeiro is famous because of its natural environment, its carnival parties, samba, bossa nova and its long line of touristic beaches as Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon. Some of the most famous monuments are the giant statue of Christ, known as the “Cristo Redentor” (redeemer Christ), on the top of the Concorvado's mountain, named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, the mountain Pan de Azúcar, with its chairlift; the Sambódromo and the stadium of Maracaná, the biggest stadium of football.

Day 17: Rio De Janeiro

At a set time you will be transferred to the airport for the flight back to your home.