A private tour of Argentina's most abundant wildlife and natural habitats

Personalised journeys from start to finish

Every trip helps support Conservation

Every detail taken care of

  • Personalised journeys from start to finish

  • Every trip helps support Conservation

  • Every detail taken care of

Itinerary highlights

  • Explore the Ibera Wetlands on horseback
  • Enjoy a private tour of the Argentinean side of Iguassu Falls
  • Discover the spectacular southern Patagonian marine wildlife
  • Sample some of the best wines in Mendoza

What's included

  • Luxury accommodation throughout
  • Expert guides in each destination
  • Meet and greet airport service
  • Full support from your Travel Concierge before, during and after your trip
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At a glance

This holiday to Argentina really is a showcase of the best wildlife habitats in the country, while staying at some of the most unique and authentic luxury accommodation. After your first night in Buenos Aires you’ll get to enjoy some time with expert guides seeking out a whole range of birds and mammals in the lesser known wetlands of Esteros Del Ibera.

Take in the magnificent natural splendour of Iguassu waterfalls and the tropical wildlife of the National Park. You’ll get to explore the various wooden walk ways that lead through the national park close up to the many chutes of the falls and even take a boat trip close to their base.

See penguins, sea lions and whales amongst other wildlife on the coast of Peninsula Valdes. Explore the southern Patagonian beaches by horse back, take boat safaris, go diving, follow fossil trails, spend time bird watching and cycling.

Next, you’ll head to the Calafate region where you’ll take a private tour of the Perito Moreno Glacier, see Upsala glacier and visit the beautiful Estancia Cristina. In Mendoza you’ll have he opportunity to visit a collecteion of wineries and same some of the finest wines the region has to offer. You’ll also take an exciting tour the Andes.

Finally, you’ll spend a couple of nights in Buenos Aires soaking in the sights and sounds of this vibrant city.

Example trip itinerary

Days 1-2

Buenos Aires

Flights & transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to your hotel in Buenos Aires

Accommodation in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires Morning
One night in Buenos Aires One night in Buenos Aires

Spend your time relaxing and exploring this wonderful city. You have our top recommendations for activities, restaurants and shopping so that you can make the most of your time here.

Remember we can always organize you one of privately-guided tours (history, culture, art...) to more specialist excursions such as personal shopping trips, helicopter tours, wine tasting and tango lessons. Feel free to discuss your options with your travel designer.

Flights & transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to Buenos Aires Domestic Airport

Transfer

Flight from Buenos Aires to Ibera

Transfer

Private transfer to your hotel in Ibera

Days 2-4

Ibera

Accommodation in Ibera

Two nights in the Ibera Wetlands at Estancia Rincon del Socorro Two nights in the Ibera Wetlands at Estancia Rincon del Socorro

One of the best estancias in all of Argentina, spend your days here exploring these vast and varied wetlands discovering the unique wildlife in comfort and spectacular north Argentinean authenticity.

Horse riding trails and safaris with the estancia's expert gaucho guides are Socorro's best activities. However there is also bird watching, boat trips on the lagoon, nature walks and trails, fly fishing, bicycle rides, gaucho rodeos and air safaris by plane. All of this is in between traditional asados (BBQs), swimming and relaxing in the estancia's gardens.

Flights & transfers

Transfer

Transfer from Ibera to Iguassu

Transfer

Transfer to your hotel near the Iguassu Falls

Days 4-7

Iguassu Falls

Accommodation in Iguassu Falls

Three nights in in Iguassu Falls Three nights in in Iguassu Falls

Enjoy this stunning natural wonder of the world. Most of our clients choose our full day private tour of the Falls with one of our expert guides, however we do offer variations on this to include boat safaris or hikes through the surrounding national park. We can arrange for kayaking trips, canopy zipline adventures, specialist hiking trails, bird watching and much more, so please speak to our travel designers about exactly how you'd like to spend your time here.

Full-day private tour of the Argentinean side of Iguassu Falls including a boat trip Full-day private tour of the Argentinean side of Iguassu Falls including a boat trip

A stunning tour of the falls, where you get a chance to really get up close to the falls.

Your guide will pick you up from your hotel and bring you by private vehicle to the entrance of the park on the Argentinian side. You'll then be taking the rest of the tour mainly on foot. Exploring the various wooden walk ways that lead through the national park close up to the many chutes of the falls.

One of the most spectacular sites of the falls is the 'devil's throat' which sees the largest flow of water. In order to visit the Devil’s Throat, the visitor must board the train at the Main Station or at the Cataratas Station, close to the Upper Circuit. For those who love trekking there is the one-kilometre-long Sendero Verde (Green Trail) that connects the Visitors Centre to the Cataratas Station and to the Upper Circuit.

Once you are at the Devil’s Throat Station you will have to walk for 1.100 meters on a flat catwalk built over the Upper Iguassu River. This catwalk crosses several islands. Once you get to the end of the catwalks, you will be surprised by a strategic lookout point resting on the side of the gorgeous Devil’s Throat.

Boat trip to the base of Iguassu Falls Boat trip to the base of Iguassu Falls

Going up river in these boats specially prepared to get to the base of Iguassu Falls and to be able to admire and feel them from up close. Whirlpools, waves and currents provoked by the Falls make this an unmissable part of any visit to the park.

Your guide will bring you to the starting point where large trucks specially adapted to this tour will take you and the other visitors to explore six kilometres in the humid subtropical forest as far as the banks of the Iguazu River, downstream from the Falls. From here you will board special high powered Zodiac boats that will take you, at high speed, to enjoy one of the most unforgettable experiences in the region: the direct and wet contact with the mighty Iguassu Falls. After this incredible trip participants will get off the boat at the base of the Falls, on catwalk that connects to the lower visitation circuit of the Falls. This tour can be started in the reverse direction, from this catwalk downwards ending with the jungle truck ride.

Flights & transfers

Transfer

Flight from Iguassu Falls to Peninsula Valdes

Transfer

Transfer to your hotel in Peninsula Valdes

Days 7-11

Peninsula Valdes

Accommodation in Peninsula Valdes

Four nights in Peninsula Valdes Four nights in Peninsula Valdes

One of the best places in the world for seeing marine wildlife, your day to day activities during your stay in the Peninsula Valdes will depend on your chosen lodgings. The choice ranges from exploring the southern Patagonian beaches by horse back, boat safaris, diving, fossil trails, salmon fishing, bird watching and cycling. Please speak to our travel designers about finding the option that fits you.

Flights & transfers

Transfer

Transfer to your hotel in the Calafate area

Days 11-14

El Calafate

Accommodation in El Calafate

Three nights exploring the Glacier Region around El Calafate Three nights exploring the Glacier Region around El Calafate

It's up to you how you want to spend your time in Argentina's Glacier Region, and we can organise several private or shared tours according to your interests and time should you like to.

Full day private tour of the Perito Moreno Glacier Full day private tour of the Perito Moreno Glacier

This is a full day's tour of the magnificent Perito Moreno National Park and its humbling glacier complete with private 4WD vehicle and one of our expert guides.

Beginning with a scenic drive through the National Park followed by an guided-tour along the specially built in walkways facing the glacier, various optional additions can be made to this tour such as the nautical boat safari, minitrekking or Big Ice trekking. Talk to your travel designer about your individual preferences.

Full-day tour of the Upsala glacier and Estancia Cristina Full-day tour of the Upsala glacier and Estancia Cristina

This is a full day’s excursion to see both fronts of the Upsala Glacier, and a well-rounded tour that takes you through lakes and canals to local museums and ice shelters, with the odd adventure activity, to truly embrace the adventure and natural wonders of this region.

Boarding a modern charter boat at the Punta Bandera port you will begin your expedition at around 8.15am with a calm sail among the imposing icebergs and dramatic scenery of the western front of the Upsala glacier. Gliding through the Cristina Canal you will disembark at the Estancia Cristina where there will be a choice of activities from quad biking to horse riding to pass the afternoon including a delicious lunch at the ranch restaurant. For the remainder of the afternoon there is a guided visit to the Costumbrista museum followed by an exciting ascent in all-terrain vehicles through the mountainous roads to arrive at the Continental ice shelter. This is quite a spectacle and deserves a 30-minute walk to take in the vistas and sheer wonder of it. The eastern side of the Upsala Glacier will be the final leg of your excursion by boat on Lake Guillermo before being returned to Puerto Banderas at approximately 7pm.

Return transfer back to your lodgings.

Flights & transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to Calafate Airport

Transfer

Flight from Calafate airport to Mendoza

Transfer

Private transfer to your hotel in Mendoza

Days 14-17

Mendoza

Accommodation in Mendoza

Three nights in Mendoza Three nights in Mendoza

Spend your time enjoying the beautiful Mendoza region. Visit wineries, enjoy the restaurants or simply relax at your hotel.

Mendoza wineries tour - Central Valley Mendoza wineries tour - Central Valley

An expert local guide will collect you from your hotel and bring you for an enjoyable sample of the different wineries in the Mendoza area.

The Central Valley or Primera Zona (the closest to the city of Mendoza) includes the counties of Luján de Cuyo, Maipú, Guaymallén and Godoy Cruz. This is the home of malbec and where some of the most prestigious Argentine wineries are located. Originally from Bordeaux, France, this variety found the ideal place to prosper in Mendoza given the agro-climatic conditions of the area.

This is a private tour and can be entirely specialised to your requirements, just let your Travel Designer know if you have any special requests.

During the tour, you'll visit three different wineries, we suggest a mix of smaller, boutique establishments and the larger operations, to give you a chance to see the contrasts and differences. During the visit, you'll always be accompanied by your private guide, though during the visits and tastings themselves, you'll also be with the wineries' own guide (and there may be other guests). We can arrange for visits to be entirely private if you prefer.

Finally, in the afternoon, you'll stop at one of the top Bodega restaurants (such as La Tupina or Ruca Malen) for a chance to really enjoy the wine as it is meant to be; with great food. You have a gourmet tasting lunch paired with wines from the Bodega.

Andes tour Andes tour

Your first sighting on this exciting Andes tour will be the Pre Mountain Range and the snowy Cordillera Frontal. While driving between these two different ranges, you'll witness the scenic Potrerillos Lake before arriving at the Vallecitos ski resort.

Once you have left the ski resort, you'll begin trekking into a gorge with the prominent sights of Mount Franke and San Bernardo surrounding you. Following a water stream, you'll approach the first flat land where many a water spring and the grand mount Vallecitos are found, making it the ideal place to enjoy a tasty lunch.

If the mood takes you, after lunch you'll have the option of trekking for a further hour towards a wide valley filled with earth and stones. This area is sometimes covered in snow throughout the winter months so you may be required to track with snow shoes here.

Flights & transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to Mendoza airport

Transfer

Flight from Mendoza to Buenos Aires airport

Days 17-19

Buenos Aires

Accommodation in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires city tour with La Boca Buenos Aires city tour with La Boca

Your guide will meet you at your hotel and bring you (with a private vehicle) on a fascinating private tour of the elegant turn-of-the-century districts that earned Buenos Aires the soubriquet of 'the Paris of South America'. The tour includes a trip to La Boca district in the south and then up to the charming cobbled alleys and colonial architecture of San Telmo and along to the Plaza de Mayo, up the leafy Avenida de Mayo towards the imposing grandeur of the Palace of Congress and then on to the historically fascinating Recoleta Cemetery. You'll also discover the facts, stories and anecdotes that make up the colourful tapestry of the history of Buenos Aires.

Flights & transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to Buenos Aires International Airport

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