|Day 1-3||Buenos Aires||Guided sightseeing tour of Buenos Aires, Tango show|
|Day 4-5||Iguazu Falls||Iguazu Falls|
|Day 6-7||Mendoza||Mendoza city tour, winery tour|
Tour of the stunning lakes and forests.
|Day 10-11||El Calafate||Los Glaciares National Park|
|Day 12-15||El Chalten||Perito Merino Glacier, Mount Fitz Roy, Laguna Torre|
Arrive in Buenos Aires, a charming, sophisticated city with a strong European influence and culture. With its blend of Spanish, French and Italian architectural styles, its great variety of nightspots, and its cultural life, it is often referred to as the ‘South American Paris’. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.
Enjoy a city sightseeing tour of Buenos Aires. Highlights include Plaza de Mayo (May Square), El Cabildo (City Hall), the Cathedral and Casa Rosada (Government House) and the colourful district of La Boca.
Spend your final day in Buenos Aires at leisure and in the evening enjoy dinner and Tango Show.
The Hub Porteno 11-suite boutique hotel is hidden behind the plain walls of a former private residence on a quiet side street in Recoleta. Seeking to differentiate itself from the area’s familiar French character, the décor combines traditional Argentine materials with a modern and sophisticated style. The suites, each appointed differently, are impeccably decorated and extremely spacious with high ceilings; hardwood floors and pure white walls are juxtaposed with gilded rococo mirrors, leather headboards and antique furnishings. Up on the roof is a sofa-covered terrace, surrounded by climbing vines and views of the city, with a bar at your disposal.
The Legado Mitico Buenos Aires is an urbane 3-storey townhouse in the city’s bohemian Palermo Viejo neighbourhood. The hotel’s style might be called ‘aristocratic Argentine’; and 11 beautiful themed guestrooms are sensitively decorated to evoke the spirit of Argentina’s cultural and historical icons. Refinement is the key word here, with dark tones, period furniture, leather sofas, towering bookshelves and fireplaces featured in the luxurious lounge and dining areas. Rooms have spacious bathrooms, king-size beds and a full range of contemporary facilities. Behind the hotel is a small, outdoor garden area that provides a tranquil retreat.
Fly to the spectacular Iguazu Falls, one of the world’s most impressive natural wonders.
See the falls up close whilst enjoying the various paths that meander through the national park. You have the option to visit the Brazilian side of the falls which offers a different perspective and you have the option to take a helicopter ride over the falls to truly appreciate the majesty of this incredible site.
Loi Suites Iguazu may not be right at the falls but this beautifully designed hotel, only 20 minutes’ drive away and set on the Iguazú River’s edge surrounded by butterfly – and toucan-filled rainforest, is a hidden gem! Five stone-clad buildings scattered among clusters of native trees and a series of split-level pools are linked by bridges and a network of paths. Rooms and suites, some with balconies, are modern with hardwood furniture and traditional artefacts. The hotel’s private pontoon is convenient for a quiet canoe trip while, on land, eco-tours, biking and hiking allow guests to experience the jungle in all its wonder.
Fly to the famous wine making town of Mendoza, an attractive city with tree-lined avenues and numerous plazas, most notably Independencia, the largest, and España with its beautiful tiled friezes. Spend the afternoon at leisure.
The morning will be spent on a tour of Mendoza city, and in the afternoon taste some Malbec on a winery tour.
Inspired by the outstanding natural beauty of the region, Entre Cielos lies in the foothills of the spectacular Andes, surrounded by vineyards that produce the world’s finest Malbec wines. All aspects of this extraordinary luxury wine hotel, with 15 stylish rooms (named after different styles of wine – Classic, Gran Reserva, Gran Cru) and the ‘Limited Edition’ vineyard loft, combine to blend the principles of harmony and adventure that define this frontier of wine-making. Design and architecture, gourmet experiences, the authentic hammam and spa, plus Mendoza’s great outdoors, all come together perfectly to achieve ‘Viviendo la Vida’, or ‘enjoying life through all the senses’.
Behind the restored Spanish neo-classical façade of this lovely property is the city’s premier hotel, in a privileged position overlooking the main plaza. Sweeping columns of granite and stone lead into the impressive lobby that rises to the height of the original building, while a modern 7-floor tower houses the sleekly appointed rooms and suites.Guestrooms at Park Hyatt Mendoza, adorned with local artworks, are very spacious with huge white-marble bathrooms. Dining options include a popular restaurant as well as an Argentine parilla grill, a terrace café, lobby bars and a jazz-&-piano bar. And there’s an inviting outdoor pool and an excellent spa offering tempting ‘vinotherapy’ treatments.
Fly to picturesque Bariloche, the gateway to the Argentine side of the Lakes District, located on the southern shore of Lake Nahuel Huapi.
Explore Bariloche’s stunning lakes and forests on a full day tour with your local guide.
Set on a peninsula between Lake Moreno and Lake Nahuel Huapi, 25km from Bariloche, Llao Llao Hotel & Resort is one of Argentina’s best-known hotels and is built in the style of a sumptuous Canadian mountain lodge, with cypress and pine-log walls, stone fireplaces, antler chandeliers, and barn-size salons. Dating from 1939, rooms in the original Bustillo Building have a rustic country décor while the deluxe suites of the more recently added Moreno Wing reflect chic European contemporary design. The hotel offers all the services expected of a top-class resort, including an international restaurant, a huge indoor/outdoor heated pool, spa and health club, and an 18-hole golf course.
Fly to El Calafate, situated on the shores of Lago Argentino, the gateway to Los Glaciares National Park. This is one of the largest parks in the country and offers you the opportunity to see the huge ice sheet of the Continental Ice Cap, origin of the area’s 47 ice flows and some of the world’s most spectacular glaciers.
Enjoy a day trip to a traditional estancia, located in an isolated valley within the National Park, accessible only by catamaran which passes glaciers and icebergs. Enjoy lunch at the estancia followed by a trip to a nearby lookout from where you will have a panoramic view of the Andes mountain chain and its many glaciers, and of the Caterina River below.
Although the style of Los Sauces Casa Patagonica was inspired by the architecture of a typical Argentinean estancia, the hotel is actually a main house surrounded by a series of 6 smaller residences scattered across 25 hectares of meticulously-landscaped gardens, each comprising 4 or 6 suites that are anything but rustic!
Each building has a spacious shared living area with a huge fireplace. The suites are superb with plenty of space, under-floor heating and en suite bathrooms, and have been tastefully designed with different colour schemes and concepts, a mix of antique and contemporary. Los Sauces also has, arguably, the best and most exclusive restaurant in town and impeccable service.
Visit Perito Merino Glacier in the morning and in the afternoon transfer to El Chalten.
Enjoy two days at leisure to take hikes through the well signed tracks that lead to spectacular peaks and hanging lakes, such as Mount Fitz Roy, the jewel of the national park, Laguna Torre, a turquoise lake in front of the spectacular peaks and glaciers of the Torre Massif or if you prefer simply relax at your accommodation taking in the spectacular scenery.
Hotel Los Cerros is located on the outskirts of the small frontier town of El Chalten, 220km from El Calafate and lying at the feet of the most imposing mountains of Patagonia. This property offers first class accommodation, services and cuisine of international level; the 44 guestrooms are decorated with a warm simplicity that perfectly harmonises with the natural environment, and large windows that allow you to enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding valleys, lakes and mountains.