Stay 4 nights in the cosmopolitan metropolis of Buenos Aires and why not enjoy an authentic Tango Show Travel, then experience 3 nights in the Mendoza wine country right in the heart of the valley in a stunning boutique hotel and then finally discover the magnificent Iguazu Falls for a final 3 nights.
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Bike tour Buenos Aires different, £29 per person - Hop onto the saddle and pedal off through the sprawling streets of Buenos Aires. This bike tour of the capital of the Argentine Republic is without a shadow of a doubt the very best way of seeing a large variety of landmarks in a short span of time. As well as interesting and entertaining, on a bike you will appreciate the city from the point of view of its everyday commuters, who often will choose a bike as their preferred transport method for going to work or simply for enjoying a leisurely ride.
Parque Temaiken, £49 per person - Come and experience untamed nature and wildlife in all its glory in this full day tour to Temaiken Park. Temaiken Park is a special kind of zoo situated just outside the city of Buenos Aires. There are no cages or bars and the animals are allowed to roam and interact freely with visitors. See and interact with wild animals from Argentina and all over the world in their natural habitat.
After being picked up from your hotel and meeting your bilingual guide, it’s time to sit back and enjoy the drive through the northern suburbs of Buenos Aires as we head for Temaiken Park. The park is divided into four main areas: Africa, Asia, Native, which is dedicated to wildlife from Argentina and the Aquarium, a recreation of a rocky cliff in the Valdés Peninsula which features a million-litre tank complete with a wonderful variety of fish, including 21 species of shark.
Get up close to elephants, tigers and zebra as well as tapirs and capibara, sharks and manta rays. This tour also includes a showing of the film, The Arc of Life, at the 360º interactive cinema featuring eight screens along with special effects and sound effects.
Wander round the Bird Place and be enthralled by over 2,500 species of birds from around the world. Other attractions include special areas for children and a cafeteria and plenty of shady nooks for picnicking.
El Querandi Show, £79 per person - Feel the passion and magic of the world’s most sensuous dance at this scintillating tango show at the historic El Querandi venue. It's not hard to fall in love with the Rioplatense rhythms with an incredible live orchestra and a group of talented dancers to show you how they do it in Buenos Aires.
Dating since 1867, it first became a bar in 1920, and in 1992 was restored and cited as an example of ‘living evidence of civic memory’ by the government for its authentic atmosphere. Discover why they call Buenos Aires the Paris of South America when the music begins: accordion, piano and violin weave a magic tapestry of sound with two passionate and soulful singers. The four couples who take to the stage then express all the beauty and sorrow of tango, a dance whose very name means touch.
It's hard to underestimate the importance of the tango to Argentinians, who see it as the perfect expression of their suffering, nostalgia and deep appreciation for beauty. Originating in the lower class districts of Buenos Aires, it is a dance of immigrants, both the Europeans who brought their folk instruments with them and the African slave cultures whose candombe dance style inspired the exotic tango rhythms. The famous composer Enrique Santos Discepolo once defined the tango beautifully, saying that it is 'a sad feeling that is danced'. Pay tribute to the dance that put Buenos Aires on the map and discover this irresistible, intimate and evocative art form with the tango show.
If you chose the dinner option, you enjoy a meal with starter, a main – try the juicy ‘bife de chorizo’ sirloin steak – and desert.
City tour and Landmark of the three Frontiers - £25 per person - Explore the fascinating city of Foz do Iguaçu and then visit the ‘triple frontier’ where Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay all meet, and where the Parana and Iguazu rivers merge. As a busy border outpost and the main destination for visiting the Iguazu Falls, Foz do Iguaçu is a hive of activity and its ‘organised chaos’ is considered by many to be one of the quintessential Brazilian experiences.
Downtown Foz do Iguaçu is just 28km away from the falls and is packed with attractions, including a Catholic cathedral, a magnificent mosque with two minarets and a Buddhist temple with more than 110 statues of the Lord Buddha – all symbols of the multicultural nature of this bustling city.
Make the short 6km trek from the city centre to the triple frontier, where the River Iguazu flows into the Parana. The three corners have monuments marking each territory: Brazil and Argentina each have an obelisk patriotically painted in the colours of the national flags while Paraguay has a tiled Art Deco-inspired rectangle.
Since 1903, there has been a visitor centre in the Brazilian side and you can learn here more about the region, which archaeological investigations show to have been inhabited for at least 6,000 years. The first European visitor was Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, who happened upon the land inhabited by the Caingangue people in 1540, three years after he ended a decade wandering what’s now the United States following a shipwreck.
Bird Park - £25 per person - Conveniently located at the entrance of the Iguassu National Park and fully integrated into its natural surroundings, the Bird Park offers a superb opportunity to discover the indigenous South American flora and fauna at close quarters.
A series of spacious walk-through aviaries and trails that wind through the jungle enable visitors to immerse themselves in this vibrant and exotic habitat with all its evocative sights, sounds and smells. Mingle with hundreds of native bird species – from toucans to parrots and macaws – with their shimmering plumage and raucous calls, and watch out for the butterflies, marmosets, caimans and snakes that all coexist in this remarkable space.
Set within 16 hectares of stunning forest, the Bird Park provides a home to more than 800 individual birds belonging to some 200 distinct species. Some of these animals can be extremely shy and elusive in the wild, so the park represents a unique opportunity for any nature-lover wanting to see and photograph them close-up.
The languages available for this excursion include both English and Spanish. A round-trip transfer is offered, picking up from most hotels on the Brazilian side of the Iguassu Falls. The trip duration is approximately four hours. The specific departure time for this tour will be determined upon reconfirmation.
Macuco Floating Safari - £89 per person - Experience the unmatched splendor of Brazil's Iguassu Falls and National Park with an unforgettable two hour Macuco Safari; an excursion into nature's bounty at its finest.
The adventure begins as you board open jeep-towed wagons at the Macuco Safari entrance. Allowing for unobstructed views of the wondrous scenery, you'll head out through the jungle and ecological trails of the park. With an experienced guide, see marvelous examples of the abundance of plant and animal life that make their home in the park.
Afterwards, you'll hop out of the wagon and head out for a short hike that leads to the cascading Macuco Falls. An optional part of your journey, choose to make your way to the waterfall, and see the magnificent waters spilling some 20 metres downward. A perfect place for a refreshing dip, you can gain access by a natural stairway carved into the ancient rock. Following a brief swim, you'll head down to the docks, grab a life vest, and board an inflatable bi-motor boat for a journey into the Iguassu River.
Travel up-river, passing stunning canyons, rocky facades, and lush greenery, as you face the rapids at a speed perfect for scenic viewing. Making your way to the 'great horseshoe' and a spot of the falls known as the 'Three Musketeers', your captain will skillfully maneuver the boat to provide you with a quick and refreshing shower beneath the falls. Pack a change of clothes, because you're bound to leave a little wet. With a trip to Iguassu Falls and National Park, full of natural beauty and rainbows in the misty skies, you are sure to be captivated by the world around you.
Rappel Iguassu Falls - £69 per person - Enjoy high-octane thrills in one if the most awesome settings in the world with this adrenalin-pumping rappel adventure in Iguazu National Park. Trek through the rain forest to the cliff of the canyon and then experience the breathtaking descent by rope of the 50-metre rock cliffs overlooking the waterfalls.
Awesome doesn’t even begin to describe the Iguazu Falls, which are a Unesco World Heritage Site and one of the Seven New Wonders of Nature. And nothing in the world of water compares to – or is more impressive than – the natural spectacle provided by the stunning group of 275 waterfalls that make up the Iguazu Waterfalls, one of Mother Nature’s greatest creations.
Situated just a few kilometres from the union of the Iguazu River with the Paraná River, the sheer size, the vast vapour clouds and the deafening sounds will leave you awestruck. During the rainy season, the stream of the Iguazu River increases, creating an even more beautiful spectacle. The biggest waterfall is the Devils Throat, which is 90 metres high.
This tour combines both sightseeing and activity as you discover the Iguazu Falls and experience the exhilaration of a rappel descent. Come along for this unforgettable adventure right into the heart of the rainforest.
Day 1 London to Buenos Aires
Fly overnight from London to Buenos Aires.
Day 2 Buenos Aires
When you have arrived a transfer will be waiting to pick you up and take you to your hotel. Enjoy the day at leisure.
Day 3-6 Buenos Aires
Enjoy 3 full days here. Buenos Aires is by far the most European city in South America. Its architecture, streets, squares and fashion conscious population sometimes give you the feeling of walking around a Spanish city rather than a South American one.
One of the best streets which illustrate this is Avenue 9 de Julio, which is the widest avenue in the world and has 10 ten traffic lanes! This street in the Microcentro (city centre) is possibly the best place to see the Portenos (locals) go about their day to day life.
East of this street is Plaza de Mayo which dates back as far as 1580 and has been the scene for many important political events in the past. The square is complimented by buildings of historical significance including Cathedral Metropolitana, and two of the city's most popular museums, Casa Rosada and Museo Cabildo.
Half way up (or down) Avenue 9 de Julio is Plaza de la Republica. You cannot miss this square thanks to the Obelisco which stands 67 metres high right in the centre. To the left and right of the square is Avenue Corrientes which is lined with ticket offices selling discounted tickets for theatres, tango shows and more. If you fancy extending your activities into the night this is where to begin.
Day 7 Buenos Aires to Mendoza
This morning your transfer will take you back to the airport ready for your onward flight to Mendoza. When you arrive you will be transferred to your hotel where you will spend 3 nights. Enjoy the evening at leisure.
Day 8 Mendoza
Chill out in Mendoza’s plazas for people-watching or take a stroll through the capital’s leafy streets. Museums trace the city’s history, including the program of rebuilding since the 1861 earthquake, and the Jesuit Ruinas de San Francisco dating back to 1638. Shop for antiques in Plaza Pellegrini, crafts in Plaza Independencia, or go for a wander along pathways meandering through Parque San Martin. End the day with more people-watching on Avenue Colon, lined with bars and alfresco cafes serving the famous local wines.
Day 9 Mendoza
While it’s a must to sample the region’s famous Malbec wines, don’t miss out on tasting regional culinary specialties and experiencing sidewalk dining on pedestrianized Avenue Sarmiento. Browse the stalls at the Central Market, selling takeaway pizza and empanadas, and save room for that grilled meaty feast they call the parrillada. Other local favourites include aniseed-flavoured scones, olives, and dried fruits. Sweet treats to savour are creamy dulce de leche, cookies and custard flans.
Day 10 Mendoza to Iguassu Falls
Enjoy some breakfast before being taken back to the airport ready for your onward flight. When you have arrived into Iguassu airport a transfer will be waiting to take you to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 11-13 Iguassu Falls
2 full days to enjoy this natural beauty. If it's already hot, begin with the Garganta del Diablo or a boat trip under falls, for maximum spray. Relax afterward at Guira Oga, or take in the town's tiny Ecomuseum and Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes. If you've planned your trip well, spend your starry night above the falls once more, on a romantic full moon tour.
Day 14 Iguassu Falls to London
Today a transfer will take you back to the airport ready for your flight home.
Day 15 London
Arrive back into London after a fantastic holiday.