An Active Family Adventure in Argentina

Duration 11 days
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Argentina is the perfect destination for a families who love to spend in the great outdoors. This action-packed adventure will see you exploring some of the country’s most beautiful spots. Begin in the vibrant cultural hub of Buenos Aires before visiting the crashing Iguazu Falls. Then head south for adventure in the naturally beautiful Lake District and dramatic El Calafate. Finally, back to Buenos Aires for an evening of fun before your adventure draws to a close.

Trip highlights

  • Learn how to make authentic empanadas in Buenos Aires
  • Explore the Brazilian and Argentinian sides of Iguazu Falls
  • Hike the Hidden Falls trail in Nahuel Huapi National Park
  • Witness the impressive Perito Moreno Glacier

Bespoke trips with Jacada

We design one-of-a-kind journeys incorporating luxury in all its forms. Our bespoke trips include:

  • Luxury accommodation throughout
  • Private transfers
  • Private tours and experiences
  • Full support from your travel designer and concierge
  • Help with restaurant recommendations and reservations
  • Days 1–3 Buenos Aires
  • Days 3–5 Iguazu Falls
  • Days 5–8 The Lake District
  • Days 8–10 El Calafate
  • Days 10–11 Buenos Aires
An Active Family Adventure in Argentina
Price guide
  PP
  • Days 1–3 Buenos Aires
  • Days 3–5 Iguazu Falls
  • Days 5–8 The Lake District
  • Days 8–10 El Calafate
  • Days 10–11 Buenos Aires

Itinerary in detail

Every Jacada trip is tailored to your personal preferences and interests. Below you’ll find a sample itinerary to inspire your own custom-designed journey.

Days 1–3

Two nights in Buenos Aires

Spend your time relaxing and exploring the wonderful city of Buenos Aires. Discover the different neighbourhoods of San Telmo, Recoletta and La Boca, ducking into small cafes and restaurants to soak up the distinctive atmosphere here. You will have our top recommendations for activities, restaurants and shopping so that you can make the most of your time here.

A taste of Buenos Aires

An Empanada Workshop

Try your hand at making Argentina’s most famous street food, the empanada. You’ll learn about the different types of fillings, and perfect your crimping skills too. This cookery class is perfect for families and groups of friends.

Days 3–5

Two nights to explore Iguazu Falls

During your time in this tropical, sultry region of Argentina you’ll bear witness to one of nature’s most spectacular shows; the thundering Iguazu Falls. There are 275 falls cascading over almost three kilometres of the Parana river, many connected by wooden boardwalks, facing privilege view points and surrounded by lush jungle that’s alive with wildlife. There’s many ways to explore the falls but be sure to experience the walkways from both Argentina and Brazil, with the addition of an exhilarating speed boat ride or a meandering bird watching safari.

Make it mine

Argentina

Brazil

A private tour to the falls in Argentina

Along with your private guide make your way on foot or by a small train along Sendero Verde to the spectacular ‘Devil’s Throat’ which sees the largest flow of water. Next, take the catwalk over the Upper Iguazu River, crossing several islands, to a spectacular lookout point, resting on the side of the gorgeous Devil’s Throat.

Enjoy the views from Brazil

You’ll have some free time to walk along the paths and see the spectacular view of Iguassu Falls on the Brazilian side. It takes only 20 minutes to walk from Hotel Das Cataratas to the lookout point of the falls.

Days 5–8

Three nights exploring the Lake District

Imagine bringing your family to an outdoor adventure playground of glistening lakes, cascading waterfalls, snow capped peaks, rushing rivers and sandy coves. This place exists in Argentina in the picture-postcard Lake District region. This is the perfect place to enjoy the great outdoors with all manner of outdoor activities possible including hiking, mountain biking, fishing, golf, horse riding, kayaking, mountaineering, rafting and skiing.

During your time here we can arrange private tours with expert guides, perfectly suited to your passions and preferences, and reserve you tables at some of the regions best restaurants.

Make it mine

On the lake

On the river

A Hidden Falls tour

Some of the most remote wilderness of Nahuel Huapi National Park can only be accessed by water. Such is the case of the still seldomly visited Tristeza Inlet and Hidden Falls trail. Exploring both in a boat and on foot, this excursion takes you into a glacially carved inlet and the lush Valdivian Forest with plenty of opportunities to watch the local fauna and the most emblematic flora of the western side of the park

Manso River rafting

Set off with your driver down Route 40 to Nahuel Huapi National Park, along the Rio Manso to reach ‘John’s Ranch’ base camp. After a safety briefing with a qualified guide, don wetsuits and start rafting. Paddle through narrow canyons and grand gorges with occasional rapids, looking out for wildlife. Disembark for a short, steep trail to the waiting support vehicle for lunch and a change of clothes before returning to Bariloche.

Days 8–10

Two nights in the glacier region of El Calafate

Spend two nights in the spectacular Glacier region of Argentina, with El Calafate as your luxury base. Travelling this far south, deep into Patagonia has a truly adventurous and exciting feel to it. Here, you’re remote and utterly immersed in nature as the stark, harsh landscapes appear to swallow up tiny cars and the dots of hikers on the craggy undulating slopes. A truly magnificent part of the world which is home to the Perito Glacier, an enormous hunk of crystalline ice and snow that crashes and splinters in deep blue waters.

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On land

On the water

A private Perito Moreno Glacier excursion

Perito Moreno glacier is the park’s most famous and imposing resident, which stretches three miles wide and 200 feet high above Lake Argentino. Explore the Los Glaciares National Park by car and hiking trails, looking out for Andean condors, buff-necked ibis, black-chested buzzard eagles, ashy-headed geese. Gaze at the mighty glacier, Lago Argentino and the imposing Andean Mountains in the background.

A Perito Moreno Glacier boat trip

Take an unforgettable cruise across Lake Rico, where giant icebergs float, dramatically carved off the face of the Perito Moreno Glacier. This one-hour trip takes you onto the lake, stopping at a safe distance from the glacier, but close enough to feel it looming over you. Continue sailing down its textured façade to view the ice in spectacular style.

Days 10–11

A final night in Buenos Aires

Return to the capital of Buenos Aires for a final night to enjoy the essence of Argentina; culture, food and music. This thriving city is the perfect place to end your trip where you can take a last walk around the beautiful boulevards, nip into a small cafe and enjoy time with your private guide on a choice of short tours that will fit perfectly with a layover here before departure.

A night in Buenos Aires

Tango show and dinner

Head out into the city for an evening of rapturous entertainment in one of Buenos Aires’ most famous tango show venues. The dance of tango has deep-rooted historical significance in Argentina, particularly the port areas, where low income families who gathered from all over the globe to seek employment in the 1800’s, combined Argentine Milonga, Spanish-Cuban Habanera and Uruguayan Candombe to form the distinctive tango dance. Tonight you will watch the show and enjoy a typical Argentine meal.

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Why book with Jacada

Pesonalised design

We’ll plan your trip around your personal interests, tastes and preferences, providing honest advice based on first-hand knowledge.

Authentic experiences

Our expert guides and brilliant Concierges are hand-picked for their ability to bring your destination to life with care and passion.

Positive Impact

We seek out unforgettable experiences that benefit both local communities and the environment.