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Private tours in Buenos Aires and Iguassu from US$1996 pp/dbl including local airfare

ARGENTINA

Come to discover the wonders of Argentina. Bustling, exciting Buenos Aires. Iguassu Falls with its plunging cataracts. The majesty of the Andes. The super-scenic Lake District. The wine center of Mendoza. Patagonia stretching south to glacier lakes and fjords before meeting Tierra del Fuego and its capital Ushuaia, meeting point for the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans at the tip of the Continent.

 

Come, join us to discover Argentina !

 

 

Buenos Aires & Iguassu 8 days/6 nights visiting Buenos Aires and beautiful Iguassu Falls including local arfare...

 

Absolutely Argentina 21 days visiting the most important places in Argentina.

 

Antarctic Cruise  Departing from Ushuaia for 12 days

 

Patagonia Icefield  9 days...Buenos Aires, Calafate and Perito Moreno Glacier with optional extension to El Chalten & Fitz Roy

 

Best of Argentina  14 days....visiting Mendoza, Iguassu, Buenos Aires & Bariloche

 

Buenos Aires-Iguassu-Santiago 12 days Exploring Iguassu Falls and the Capitals cities

 

Best of Patagonia Argentina-Chile   18 days visiting Torres del Paine (Chile) and Perito Moreno  (Argentina) plus Bariloche, Puerto Montt, Buenos Aires and Santiago with optional extension to Peninsula Valdez.

 

Samba and Tango Cities 8 days....best of Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro

 

Best of the South Atlantic  10 days Visiting Rio, Buenos Aires & Iguassu Falls

 

Australis Cruise Expeditions 8 days Cruising around Cape Horn towards Punta Arenas

 

Souht America Capital Cities  8 days Exploring  Santiago, Capital of Chile and Buenos Aires, Capital of Argentina.

 

PLEASE BE ADVISED - The USA citizens need to pre-pay  reciprocity  fee via online before arriving Argentina (US$160 pp). If you don't pre-pay you will not be allowed to enter Argentina. PLEASE READ NOTICE (click here)

 

 

 

 

 

 

BUENOS AIRES & IGUASSU

 

PRIVATE SERVICES

Visiting Buenos Aires and Iguassu Falls

 

8 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS 

Daily departures 

Locally hosted

Private Tours

 

DAY 01. USA-BUENOS AIRES

Departs USA for your overnight flight to Buenos Aires. 

DAY 02. BUENOS AIRES

Upon arrival in Buenos Aires, you will be met and transfer to your hotel by a private vehicle.

At night dinner and tango show. As beef is the tradition of Argentina, no visitor ought to leave this land without enjoying a large steak grilled to perfection, washed down by one of its excellent wines. Then, enjoy the gaucho and criollo folkloric traditions, songs and dances, and the porteño love songs and intricate tango dance steps. Private Transfers to El Viejo Almacen or La Ventana. (D)

DAY 03 BUENOS AIRES

Morning private tour around South America’s most elegant capital. On the way we will see Plaza de Mayo and the buildings that surround it: Casa Rosada (Government House), Cabildo (Old City Hall), The City Hall. Then, on to see the monumental Congress Building and its Square and along 9 de Julio Ave., the widest in the world, to see the Colon Theater, famous Opera House that stages the most important artists and musicians from all over the world. We will also visit San Telmo, Puerto Madero, Palermo Park with jacaranda and palo borracho trees which flower in spring and late summer, the polo field and the race track and the historical Recoleta Cemetery with its ornate memorials. (B)

DAY 04-05 BUENOS AIRES

Days at leisure to visit famous Florida Street for leather buys or take an optional tour. (B)

DAY 06 BUENOS AIRES-IGUASSU 

Private transfer to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires with connection to Iguassu. Arrive and private transfer to hotel selected. (B)

DAY 07 IGUASSU Tour of the Falls

Today private guided to tour of the Falls. Upon arrival to the Visitors Center and the Iguazu National Park Entrance, you will board a gas-propelled train, that will take you to the upper falls circuit and the Devil’s Throat. Once you are at the Devil’s Throat Station you will walk for about one kilometer on a flat catwalk built over the Upper Iguassu River. This catwalk crosses several islands where there are snack bars. 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. The tour to Devil’s Throat has an approximate duration of 1 ½ hour. (Each station and catwalks have snack bars and toilets to cater to the visitor). During this visit the Falls will be seen from up close allowing for the detailed appreciation of both flora and fauna as well the Falls who are literally at the reach of one’s hands. (Approximately this tour takes 6 hours)  (B)

DAY 08 IGUASSU-BUENOS AIRES-USA

Private transfer to the airport for flight to Buenos Aires with connection back to USA. (B)

 

 

2014

LAND TOUR RATES PER PERSON  Includes local airfare Buenos Aires-Iguassu-Buenos Aires

*Breakfast included

Twin

Triple

Single

Impala (B.Aires) Cataratas (Iguassu)

US$1996

1951

2860

New Hotel Novotel (B.Aires) Panoramic (Iguassu) 2221 2140 3490
Plaza (B.Aires) & Panoramic (Iguassu) 2626 2554 3760

Cesar Park (B.Aires) & Sheraton (Falls View Iguassu)

2860 2770 3994

Four Season (B.Aires) & Sheraton (Falls View Iguassu)

3580 3256 5992
Alvear Palace (B.Aires) & Sheraton (Falls view Iguassu) 3526 N/A 5920

INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE NOT INCLUDED.

 

INCLUDING:

6 nights hotel accommodations of your choice ; all tours are PRIVATE with English speaking tour guides and entrance fees when necessary; all transfers in Iguassu and Buenos Aires are private;  Daily buffet  breakfast; Room taxes & Service charges; Local airfare Buenos Aires-Iguassu-Buenos Aires; Dinner and Tango show at La Ventana with tango lesson. Assistance of our local tour operator while in Buenos Aires and Iguassu. English speaking tour guides.

 

Not included:

International airfare. Airport departure taxes. insurance, tips to guide or hotel/airport porters.

 

NOTE: If you want private tours in Buenos Aires and Iguassu (as per itinerary -please add US$US$187 per person, minimun 2)

 

PLEASE BE ADVISED - The USA citizens need to pre-paid  reciprocity  fee via online before arriving Argentina US$160 pp. If you don't pre-pay it - you will not be allowed to enter Argentina. PLEASE READ NOTICE (click here)

 

 

SAMPLE AIRFARE FROM MIAMI:

US$700-900 plus airport departure taxes.

 

SAMPLE ADD-ONS : 

Add $250 from or New York, Boston, Newark, Washington;  Add $320 from LAX, SFO; Add $350 from Dallas, & Zone 3 & 5; Add $290 from ATL & Zone 1, 2; Add $390 from CHI, HOU, SJU & ZONE 4, 6.

 

SAMPLE ZONES:

Zone 1: FL; Zone 2: AR, LA, MS, NM, OK, TX; Zone 3: CT, GA, MA, MD, NC, NH, NY, PA, RI, SC, VA, VT; Zone 4: AL, AZ, CO, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, NE, OH, SD, TN, WI; Zone 5: CA, ID, NV, UT; Zone 6: OR, WA

 

Seasons:

Valid all year. Except New Year, Holy Week and Special events. RATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEST OF ARGENTINA

 

 

Buenos Aires, Mendoza, Bariloche and Iguassu Falls

 

14 DAYS / 12 NIGHTS 

Daily departures - Locally hosted

 

DAY 01. USA-BUENOS AIRES:

Departs USA for your overnight flight to Buenos Aires. 

DAY 02. BUENOS AIRES:

Upon arrival in Buenos Aires, you will be met and accompanied to your hotel. Afternoon tour around South America’s most elegant capital. On the way we will see Plaza de Mayo and the buildings that surround it: Casa Rosada (Government House), Cabildo (Old City Hall), The City Hall. Then, on to see the monumental Congress Building and its Square and along 9 de Julio Ave., the widest in the world, to see the Colon Theater, famous Opera House that stages the most important artists and musicians from all over the world. We will also visit San Telmo, Puerto Madero, Palermo Park with jacaranda and palo borracho trees which flower in spring and late summer, the polo field and the race track and the historical Recoleta Cemetery with its ornate memorials.

(B)

DAY 03-04. BUENOS AIRES:

Days at leisure to visit famous Florida Street for leather buys or take an optional tour. (B)

DAY 05. BUENOS AIRES-MENDOZA:

Transfer to the airport for flight to Mendoza. Meeting upon arrival in Mendoza and transfer to your hotel. Afternoon a tour to this charming town set at the foot of the Andes and the highest peak in The Americas- The Aconcagua (22,834ft.), visiting the Government House, San Martin Park and Forest, Cerro de la Gloria crowned by a monument to the Andes Liberating Army. (B)

Day 06 MENDOZA: 

Today a visit to some of the vineyards just outside the city and one of the famous wineries with large oak wines casks, originally from France are used to age the red wines at constant temperatures. After the visit you will be able to sample the wine. (Mendoza is considered the capital of the wine region). Afternoon at leisure. (B)

Day 07 MENDOZA-BUENOS AIRES:

Transfer to the airport. Upon arrival in Buenos Aires transfer to hotel selected. (B)

DAY 08 BUENOS AIRES-BARILOCHE 

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Bariloche. Meeting on arrival and transfer to hotel selected. (B)

DAY 09 BARILOCHE

Morning scenic drive skirting Lake Nahuel Huapi as far as Puerto Pañuelo and the Llao Llao peninsula. Leaving this lake behind, the road climbs through a forest of coihue trees, a native evergreen, offering views of the Andean peaks, you will see the impressive mount Tronador then to Lake Moreno for panoramic view of Lake Nahue Huapi, Victoria Island and the Andean mountains in all their splendor. Return to Bariloche via Laguna El Trebol (Clover lagoon). Afternoon at leisure (B).

Day 10 BARILOCHE-IGUASSU 

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires with connection to Iguassu. Arrive and transfer to hotel selected. (B)

DAY 11 IGUASSU

Morning tour of the Falls. Upon arrival to the Visitors Center and the Iguazu National Park Entrance, you will board a gas-propelled train, that will take you to the upper falls circuit and the Devil’s Throat. Once you are at the Devil’s Throat Station you will walk for about one kilometer on a flat catwalk built over the Upper Iguassu River. This catwalk crosses several islands where there are snack bars. 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. The tour to Devil’s Throat has an approximate duration of 1 ½ hour. (Each station and catwalks have snack bars and toilets to cater to the visitor). During this visit the Falls will be seen from up close allowing for the detailed appreciation of both flora and fauna as well the Falls who are literally at the reach of one’s hands. Total duration of tour: 6 hours. (B)

DAY 12. IGUASSU - BUENOS AIRES

Transfer to the airport for flight to Buenos Aires with transfer to hotel selected.

DAY 13 BUENOS AIRES

At leisure to explore the Paris of South America....(B)

DAY 14 BUENOS AIRES-USA

Transfer to the airport for flight to Miami, New York and connections. (see optional to Patagonia to see the Glaciers 4days/3nights)

 

INCLUDING:  

Local flights to Iguazzu, Bariloche and Mendoza via Aerolineas Argentinas or Lan Airlines . Daily breakfast. Tours as mentioned in itinerary with English speaking tour guides. Hotel accommodations of your choice for 6 nights in Buenos Aires, 2 nights in Mendoza, 2 nights in Bariloche and 2 night in Iguassu Falls including room taxes and service charges. Transfers on arrival and departure including baggage handling and tips to airport porters in Buenos Aires, Bariloche and Iguassu. · English speaking tour guides.

 

Not included:

INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE, USA airport departure taxes, Argentina $25, insurance, tips to guide or hotel/airport porters.

 

NOTE - The USA citizens need to pre-paid  reciprocity  fee via online before arriving Argentina US$160 pp. If you don't pre-pay it - you will not be allowed to enter Argentina. PLEASE READ NOTICE (click here)

 

 

 

LAND TOUR RATES (Includes local flights B.Aires-Iguassu-Bariloche-Mendoza-B.Aires)

2014 Land Rates per person 3star Hotels 4star Hotels 5star Hotels
Sharing Double US$5,650 6,730 7,540
Sharing Triple 5,560 6,640 N/A
Single 7,990 9,250 10,870

3star Hotels: Impala Recoleta or Ayres (BUE); Concorde (BRC); Cataratas Argentino (IGR); Crillon or Argentino (MDZ)

4star Hotels: Novotel (Bue); Nevada (BRC); Cataratas Argentino (IGR) NH Cordillera (MDZ)

5star Hotels: Sheraton or Four Season (Bue); La Cascada (BRC); Sheraton (IGR) Park Hyatt (MDZ)

Special rates apply for Christmas, New Year and Carnival. 

 

SAMPLE AIRFARE FROM MIAMI:

US$700-900 plus airport departure taxes.

 

SAMPLE ADD-ONS : 

Add $250 from or New York, Boston, Newark, Washington;  Add $320 from LAX, SFO; Add $350 from Dallas, & Zone 3 & 5; Add $290 from ATL & Zone 1, 2; Add $390 from CHI, HOU, SJU & ZONE 4, 6.

 

SAMPLE ZONES:

Zone 1: FL; Zone 2: AR, LA, MS, NM, OK, TX; Zone 3: CT, GA, MA, MD, NC, NH, NY, PA, RI, SC, VA, VT; Zone 4: AL, AZ, CO, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, NE, OH, SD, TN, WI; Zone 5: CA, ID, NV, UT; Zone 6: OR, WA

 

Deposits:

$350 per person at the time of booking.

 

Final Payment:

60 days before departure. 

 

 

EXTENSION TO PERITO MORENO (Patagonia Argentina)

 

Day 01 BUENOS AIRES-CALAFATE: Arrive in Calafate where you will be met and transfer to Hotel Design or Alto Calafate (4star hotels) . 

Day 02 –CALAFATE-PERITO MORENO: Full day tour to Perito Moreno Glacier, an impressive Patagonian Glacier formed about 1 million years ago. Today will drive about 50 miles from Calafate, to the Peninsula of Magallanes, (south arm of the lago Argentino) to see the glacier, 240 feet above sea level and 3 miles wide, it is an overwhelming view of nature and contrary to other glaciers, this is the only one in the world which is still growing. Hotel Michelangelo (B)

Day 03 –CALAFATE: At leisure in Calafate to explore this beautiful area on your own or you decide to take an optional excursion to see Upsala and Onelli glaciers or Fitz Roy Mountain. Hotel Michelangelo (B)

Day 04 – CALAFATE-B.AIRES: Transfer for flight to Buenos Aires. Arrive and transfer to hotel selected (B)

 

Cost land portion per person DBL $755; TRP $691; SGL $997.

Plus airfare B.Aires-Calafate-B.Aires... about $400-500 plus tax. Have your Travel agent call Tara Tours 1-800-327-0080 or email us: tara@taratours.com

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

Samba & Tango Cities

 

 

Visit the best cities of the South Atlantic -

 

Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro 

 

8 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS

Daily departures - Locally hosted

DAY 01. USA-BUENOS AIRES:  

Departs USA for your overnight flight to Buenos Aires.

DAY 02. BUENOS AIRES: 

Upon arrival in Buenos Aires, you will be met and accompanied to your hotel. Afternoon tour around South America’s most elegant capital. On the way we will see Plaza de Mayo and the buildings that surround it: Casa Rosada (Government House), Cabildo (Old City Hall), The City Hall. Then, on to see the monumental Congress Building and its Square and along 9 de Julio Ave., the widest in the world, to see the Colon Theater, famous Opera House that stages the most important artists and musicians from all over the world. We will also visit San Telmo, Puerto Madero, Palermo Park with jacaranda and palo borracho trees which flower in spring and late summer, the polo field and the race track and the historical Recoleta Cemetery with its ornate memorials.(B)

DAY 03-04 BUENOS AIRES: 

Days at leisure to visit famous Florida Street for leather buys or take an optional tour. (B)

DAY 05. BUENOS AIRES - RIO DE JANEIRO: 

Transfer to the airport for departure flight. Upon arrival in Rio, transfer to your hotel. (BB)

DAY 06. RIO DE JANEIRO: 

AM sightseeing tour of Rio de Janeiro, then to Sugar Loaf, which has become one of Rio’s most recognizable landmarks. You will make the ascent by cable car to photograph the awe-inspiring views. Afternoon at leisure. (BB)

DAY 07. RIO DE JANEIRO: 

Days at leisure to enjoy the beaches of Ipanema, Leme or Copacabana, the sidewalk cafes and the Rio night life. (BB)

DAY 08. RIO DE JANEIRO - USA: 

Transfer to the airport for your flight to USA. (BB)

 

 

INCLUDING:  

Daily breakfast in Rio and Buenos Aires . Half day tour to Sugar Loaf. Hotel accommodations of your choice for 3 nights in Buenos Aires, 3 nights in Rio de Janeiro with room taxes and service charges of 10% & 20%. Half day city tour of Buenos Aires. Private transfers on arrival and departure including baggage handling and tips to airport porters in Rio and Buenos Aires · English speaking tour guides.

 

NOT INCLUDED: 

AIRFARE. Rates does not include USA airport departure tax; Brazil Airport tax $36; Buenos Aires $20; insurance, tips. Rates subject to change at any time. VISA REQUIRED TO ENTER BRAZIL

 

NOTE: The USA citizens need to pre-paid  reciprocity  fee via online before arriving Argentina US$160 pp. If you don't pre-pay it - you will not be allowed to enter Argentina. PLEASE READ NOTICE (click here)

 

 

 

 

LAND TOUR RATE PER PERSON (AIRFARE IS NOT INCLUDED)

2014 Air-Land Rates

3star Hotels

4star Hotels

5star Hotels

Sharing Double

US$1,420

US$1,798

US$2,590

Sharing Triple

1,384

1,699

NA

Single

2,392

3,357

4,570

AIRFARE IS NOT INCLUDED

 

3star Hotels: Savoy, Royalty (Rio); Impala, Ayres (Bue)

4star Hotels: Leme Palace, Miramar (Rio); Pulitzer or Pestana (Bue)

5star Hotels: Marriott, Sofitel (Rio); Marriott, Sheraton (Bue)

Special rates apply for Christmas, New Year, Carnival, Holy Week. *During Oct & Nov please add 10% to all rates.

 

 

*Seasons:

Hotel rates do not apply for New Years, Carnival, Holy Week & Christmas.

Deposits:

$250 per person at the time of booking.

Final Payment:

60 days before departure. 

 

NOTE: The USA citizens need to pre-paid  reciprocity  fee via online before arriving Argentina US$160 pp. If you don't pre-pay it - you will not be allowed to enter Argentina.  PLEASE READ NOTICE (click here)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BUENOS AIRES-IGUASSU-SANTIAGO

 

 

12 days/10 nights

Daily Departures

Locally Hosted

 

Day 01  U.S.A-Buenos Aires: 

Depart USA for Buenos Aires, Capital of Argentina. (Overnight flight)

Day 02  Buenos Aires:

Meeting on arrival and transfer to hotel selected.

Day 03  Buenos Aires:

The Argentina capital boasts a population of 8 million. City tour takes you to the Plaza de Mayo for view of Cathedral and Casa Rosada (Presidential Palace).Then along 9 de Julio Avenue, widest street in the world, with its much-photographed Obelisco and Teatro Colon and finally, to the colorful Boca District. (B)

Day 04-05  Buenos Aires:

Days at leisure to explore the Paris of South America. (B)

Day 06 Tue. Buenos Aires-Iguassu

Transfer to the airport. Meeting upon arrival at Argentinian side in Iguassu Falls and transfer to your hotel. 

Day 07  Iguassu Morning tour of the Falls. Upon arrival to the Visitors Center and the Iguazu National Park Entrance, you will board a gas-propelled train, that will take you to the upper falls circuit and the Devil’s Throat. Once you are at the Devil’s Throat Station you will walk for about one kilometer on a flat catwalk built over the Upper Iguassu River. This catwalk crosses several islands where there are snack bars. 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. The tour to Devil’s Throat has an approximate duration of 1 ½ hour. (Each station and catwalks have snack bars and toilets to cater to the visitor). During this visit the Falls will be seen from up close allowing for the detailed appreciation of both flora and fauna as well the Falls who are literally at the reach of one’s hands. Total duration of tour: 6 hours. (B)

Day 08  Iguassu-Buenos Aires-Santiago

At leisure at the Argentina side of the Falls until transfer to the Argentina Airport for departure flight. Arrive in B.Aires and connect to Santiago, where you will be met and accompanied to hotel selected.(B)

Day 09  Santiago:

Morning sightseeing tour of Santiago, Capital of Chile. City tour begins at Santa Hill and continues with drive through residential areas of Pedro de Valdivia Norte, El Golf and Vitacura, then back to downtown to see the most important landmarks as The Fine Art Museum, National Congress Building and La Moneda Chile's Presidential Palace. (B)

Day 10-11 Sat-Sun Santiago:

Day at leisure to explore Santiago on your own or take an optional full day excursion to the seaside resort of Vina and the port of Valparaiso. (B)

Day.12  Santiago - U.S.A:

Day at leisure until transfer to the airport for flight to Miami, New York or Los Angeles via Lan Chile. (B)

 

Including:

Daily breakfast. · Hotel accommodations of your choice for 10 nights with room taxes and service charges · Tours as mentioned in itinerary with English speaking tour guides. · Transfers on arrival and departure including baggage handling and tips to airport porters· English speaking tour guides.  (see add-ons below)

 

Not Included:

INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE. Airport departure taxes from USA and any other service not specifically mentioned in itinerary. First time entrance fee to Chile of $100.00 and when departing Chile & Argentina US$30.00 airport tax/each.

 

Hotels used:

3stars: Presidente or Da Vinci (SCL); Impala (BUE) Cataratas Argentinian side in Iguassu

4stars: Fundador (SCL); Elevage or Pulitzer (BUE); Cataratas Argentinian side in Iguassu

5stars: Marriot (SCL); Marriot Plaza (BUE); Sheraton Argentinian side in Iguassu

 

 

LAND TOUR COST (Includes local airfare Buenos Aires-Iguassu-Buenos Aires-Santiago)

2014 Land Tour Per Person 3star Hotel 4star Hotel 5star Hotel
Sharing Double US$3,310 US$3,753 US$4,744
Sharing Triple 3,194 3,670 N/A
Single 6,226 6,990 8,710

 

International airfare not included.

 

SAMPLE AIRFARE FROM MIAMI:

US$700-900 plus airport departure taxes.

 

SAMPLE ADD-ONS : 

Add $250 from or New York, Boston, Newark, Washington;  Add $320 from LAX, SFO; Add $350 from Dallas, & Zone 3 & 5; Add $290 from ATL & Zone 1, 2; Add $390 from CHI, HOU, SJU & ZONE 4, 6.

 

SAMPLE ZONES:

Zone 1: FL; Zone 2: AR, LA, MS, NM, OK, TX; Zone 3: CT, GA, MA, MD, NC, NH, NY, PA, RI, SC, VA, VT; Zone 4: AL, AZ, CO, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, NE, OH, SD, TN, WI; Zone 5: CA, ID, NV, UT; Zone 6: OR, WA

 

Seasons:

Valid all year. Except New Year, Holy Week and Special events. RATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME. 

 

Deposits:

$250 per person at the time of booking.

 

Final Payment:

60 days before departure.

 

NOTE: The USA citizens need to pre-paid  reciprocity  fee via online before arriving Argentina US$160 pp. If you don't pre-pay it - you will not be allowed to enter Argentina. PLEASE READ NOTICE (click here)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEST OF THE SOUTH ATLANTIC

 

 

Rio de Janeiro-Iguassu Falls & Buenos Aires

 

10 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS

Daily departures - Locally hosted

 

DAY 01. USA-RIO DE JANEIRO:  

Departs USA for your overnight flight to Rio de Janeiro.

DAY 02 RIO DE JANEIRO:  

Upon arrival in Rio, transfer to hotel selected. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Sugar Loaf. Drive along Rio's famous beaches to the Praia Vermelha (Red Beach) cable car station where you will be taken to the Urca Mountain (mid-way station) with its gardens and look-out points. Then, the second part of the ride will take you to the peak of the Sugar Loaf Mountain, 1300 ft above sea level to photograph the awe-inspiring views. (BB)

DAY 03 RIO DE JANEIRO:  

A quick drive from your hotel to the Cosme Velho Train Station. The cog wheel train will climb up through the Tijuca Rain Forest and will bring you to the steps of the Christ Statue. At 2.300 ft above sea level, a breathtaking view of the city of Rio de Janeiro, the Guanabara Bay, Sugar Loaf Mountain, the 9 mile Rio-Niteroi Bridge, the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean (3-4 hours)

DAY 04. RIO DE JANEIRO:  

Day at leisure to enjoy the beaches of Ipanema or Copacabana, the sidewalk cafes and the Rio night life. (BB)

DAY 05. RIO DE JANEIRO - IGUASSU:  

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Iguassu Falls. Arrive and transfer to hotel selected. (B)

DAY 06 IGUASSU:  

Morning tour of the falls (brazilian side)  -a never-to-be forgotten spectacle of 275 cataracts, literally miles of water hurtling over precipices higher than a 30-story building. Afternoon at leisure (B)

DAY 07 IGUASSU- BUENOS AIRES:  

Morning depart Brazil for the Argentinian side of Iguassu Falls (Immigration formalities at the border).  Upon arrival to the Visitors Center and the Iguazu National Park Entrance, you will board a gas-propelled train, that will take you to the upper falls circuit and the Devil’s Throat. Once you are at the Devil’s Throat Station you will walk for about one kilometer on a flat catwalk built over the Upper Iguassu River. This catwalk crosses several islands where there are snack bars. Once you get to the end of the catwalks, on the side of the gorgeous Devil’s Throat. The tour to Devil’s Throat has an approximate duration of 1 ½ hour. (Each station and catwalks have snack bars and toilets to cater to the visitor) During this visit the Falls will be seen from up close allowing for the detailed appreciation of both flora and fauna as well the Falls who are literally at the reach of one’s hands. . Then, transfer to the airport for flight to Buenos Aires, where you will met and accompanied to your hotel.  (B)

DAY 08 BUENOS AIRES

Morning half-day tour around South America’s most elegant capital. On the way we will see Plaza de Mayo and the buildings that surround it: Casa Rosada (Government House), Cabildo (Old City Hall), The City Hall. Then, on to see the monumental Congress Building and its Square and along 9 de Julio Ave., the widest in the world, to see the Colon Theater, famous Opera House that stages the most important artists and musicians from all over the world. We will also visit San Telmo, Puerto Madero, Palermo Park with jacaranda and palo borracho trees which flower in spring and late summer, the polo field and the race track and the historical Recoleta Cemetery with its ornate memorials. (B)

DAY 09 BUENOS AIRES:  

Days at leisure to visit famous Florida Street for leather buys or take an optional tour. (B)

DAY 10. BUENOS AIRES - USA: 

Transfer to the airport for your flight to USA. (BB)

 

INCLUDING:  

Daily breakfast. . Hotel accommodations of your choice for 3 nights in Buenos Aires, 3 nights in Rio de Janeiro, 2 nights in Iguassu with room taxes and service charges of 10% & 20%. Tours as mentioned in itinerary with entrance fees and English speaking tour guides. Transfers on arrival and departure including baggage handling and tips to airport porters in Rio, Iguassu and Buenos Aires. Local airfare Rio de Janeiro-Iguassu-Buenos Aires

 

NOT INCLUDED: 

International airfare; USA airport departure taxes...Brazil Airport tax $36; Buenos Aires $20; insurance, tips. Rates subject to change at any time. VISA REQUIRED TO ENTER BRAZIL

 

 

 

2014 Land Tour Rates Per Person  (Including local airfare  Rio-Iguassu-Buenos Aires)

 

 

3star Hotels

4star Hotels

5star Hotels

Sharing Double

US$2,968

US$3,654

US$4,480

Sharing Triple 2,896 3,564 4,391
Single 4,930 5,840 7,550

 

INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE IS NOT INCLUDED (USA-RIO....BUENOS AIRES-USA). Approximate cost from Miami US$900-1100; NewYork $1000-1200; Los Angeles $1100-1300. Please call your Travel agent or email us for an update on these airfares at tara@taratours.com

 

3star Hotels:

Savoy or Royalty (Rio); Impala (Bue); San Martin-Brazilian side (IGU)

4star Hotels:

Regente, Miramar (Rio) Novotel or Pestana (Bue); Bourbon Brazilian side  (IGU)

5star Hotels:

Marriott, Sofitel  (Rio) Marriott, Sheraton (Bue); Das Cataratas (IGU) 

 

 

*Seasons:

Hotel rates do not apply for New Years or Carnival in Rio and any other special event (Olympics, World Cup Soccer, Grand Prix, Formula 1,  etc..).

 

Deposits:

$400 per person at the time of booking.

 

Final Payment:

60 days before departure. 

 

Airfare:

Subject to availability and subject to change at any time.

 

NOTE: The USA citizens need to pre-paid  reciprocity  fee via online before arriving Argentina US$160 pp. If you don't pre-pay it - you will not be allowed to enter Argentina.  PLEASE READ NOTICE (click here)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PATAGONIA ICE FIELD

 

 

Visiting Buenos Aires, Patagonia and the impressive Glaciers

 

"Perito Moreno", Upsala & Onelli

 

9 Days/7 Nights

Daily Departures

Locally hosted

 

Day 1 U.S.A.-BUENOS AIRES:

Evening departure for overnight flight to Buenos Aires.

 

Day 2 BUENOS AIRES:

Arrive in Buenos Aires, Capital of Argentina and well known as the Paris of South America. Transfer to hotel selected.

 

Day 3 BUENOS AIRES: 

Morning tour around South America’s most elegant capital. On the way we will see Plaza de Mayo and the buildings that surround it: Casa Rosada (Government House), Cabildo (Old City Hall), The City Hall. Then, on to see the monumental Congress Building and its Square and along 9 de Julio Ave., the widest in the world, to see the Colon Theater, famous Opera House that stages the most important artists and musicians from all over the world. We will also visit San Telmo, Puerto Madero, Palermo Park with jacaranda and palo borracho trees which flower in spring and late summer, the polo field and the race track and the historical Recoleta Cemetery with its ornate memorials (B)

 

Day 4-5 BUENOS AIRES

Days at leisure to explore this beautiful city called "The Paris of South America". (B)

 

Day 6 BUENOS AIRES–CALAFATE:

Arrive in Calafate where you will be met and transfer to to your hotel.

 

Day 7 –CALAFATE-PERITO MORENO:

Full day tour to Perito Moreno Glacier, an impressive Patagonian Glacier formed about 1 million years ago. Today will drive about 50 miles from Calafate, to the Peninsula of Magallanes, (south arm of the lago Argentino) to see the glacier, 240 feet above sea level and 3 miles wide, it is an overwhelming view of nature and contrary to other glaciers, this is the only one in the world which is still growing. (B)

 

Day 8 –CALAFATE-UPSALA & ONELLI:

Early morning you will be picked up from your hotel for an amazing navigation to the heart of continental ice cap, suitable for all ages. Then, we will take you to the pier of Punta Banderas (47 km from El Calafate) where we board a modern ship and began to sail the northern arm of Lake Argentino towards the icebergs channel, where we will see huge icebergs arising from the ice cap. We continued sailing toward the Upsala Glacier, one of the biggest glaciers of continental ice cap. After this we visit the great Spegazzini glacier, perhaps the most beautiful and then we return to the Iceberg channel towards Punta banderas. The route of this navigation is subject to modifications by unfavorable weather conditions. Late afternoon return to Calafate and transfer to your hotel. (B)

 

Day 9 – CALAFATE-BUENOS AIRES-USA:

Transfer for flight to Buenos Aires. Arrive in Buenos Aires and connect with your international flight back to USA. (B)

 

Including:  

Transfers on arrival and departure with an assistance of our local representative. Luggage handling at airports and hotels. Tours as noted including entrance fees and English speaking tour guides. Meals as mentioned in itinerary B= Breakfast, L=Lunch. Hotel accommodations for 7 nights with room taxes and airfare and from Buenos Aires to Calafate via Aerolineas Argentinas or Lan Airlines.

 

Not Included:

INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE. USA airport departure taxes, Tips, visas, passports, personal items, alcoholic beverages, insurance and any other services not mentioned in itinerary. Argentina airport departure tax of $30.00

 

LAND TOUR RATES (Including local airfare Buenos Aires-Calafate-Buenos Aires)

 

2014 Rates Per Person

Twin

Triple

Single

Impala (BUE)-Sierra Nevada Calafate 3*

US$2,590

2,410

US$4,840

Pestana or Pulitzer (BUE)-Design Calafate  4* 2,950 2,824 5,830
Ceasar Park (BUE)-Los Sauces Calafate 5* 3,760 N/A 6,910

All rates per person in USA Dollars.

 

SAMPLE AIRFARE FROM MIAMI:

US$700-900 plus airport departure taxes.

 

SAMPLE ADD-ONS : 

Add $250 from or New York, Boston, Newark, Washington;  Add $320 from LAX, SFO; Add $350 from Dallas, & Zone 3 & 5; Add $290 from ATL & Zone 1, 2; Add $390 from CHI, HOU, SJU & ZONE 4, 6.

 

SAMPLE ZONES:

Zone 1: FL; Zone 2: AR, LA, MS, NM, OK, TX; Zone 3: CT, GA, MA, MD, NC, NH, NY, PA, RI, SC, VA, VT; Zone 4: AL, AZ, CO, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, NE, OH, SD, TN, WI; Zone 5: CA, ID, NV, UT; Zone 6: OR, WA

 

Seasons:

Valid all year. Except New Year, Holy Week and Special events. RATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME. 

 

Deposits:

$350 per person at the time of booking.

 

Final Payment:

60 days before departure.

 

NOTE: The USA citizens need to pre-paid  reciprocity  fee via online before arriving Argentina US$160 pp. If you don't pre-pay it - you will not be allowed to enter Argentina.  PLEASE READ NOTICE (click here)

 

 

 

 

 

 

PATAGONIA - EL CHALTEN

 

 

El Chalten is located in Lago Argentino Department, on the northern margin of Lago Viedma, at the confluence of Río de las Vueltas and Río Fitz Roy, in the Reserva Nacional Zona Viedma of Los Glaciares National Park.
El Chaltén was founded in this place for geopolitical reasons. The town was set inside the one hundred hectares of protected area assigned to this issue.
Originally, the name of “Chaltén” which means “blue mountain” or “smoking mountain”-, was given by the tehuelches (former inhabitants of southern continental Patagonia) to the famous Mount Fitz Roy for its unmistakable and magnificent silhouette always covered by a cloud, which made them think of smoke.
The breathtaking natural wonders give life to this young tourist village, which is becoming
the new World Trekking Mecca

 

 

4 Days-3 Nights

 

DAILY DEPARTURES FROM CALAFATE - STA. CRUZ, ARGENTINA: 

Operates daily from October to April.

Tour Package Includes:

- Transfers Calafate-Chalten-Calafate by regular bus.

- Daily buffet breakfast.

- 3 nights hotel accommodations at Estancia La Quinta with room taxes and service charges.

- Welcome drink and assistance from La Quinta for optional excursions and briefing on the area.

 

2014 COST PER PERSON:

Double $880; Triple $844; Single $1420

 

Additional for private transfers from Calafate -one way cost per person: $100 (just one person $200 one way). From Calafate to Chalten is about 138 miles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEST OF PATAGONIA

 

 

 

ARGENTINA & CHILE

Visiting Buenos Aires, Bariloche, Crossing the Lakes, Peulla, Puerto Montt, Punta Arenas,

 

Puerto Natales, Torres del Paine, Calafate and Perito Moreno Glacier.

Day 01 USA-BUENOS AIRES: 

Depart USA for Buenos Aires, Capital of Argentina.
Day 02  Buenos Aires: 
Meeting on arrival and transfer to hotel Elevage or Pulitzer (4 stars). At night dinner and tango show. As beef is the tradition of Argentina, no visitor ought to leave this land without enjoying a large steak grilled to perfection, washed down by one of its excellent wines. Then,
enjoy the gaucho and criollo folkloric traditions, songs and dances, and the porteño love songs and intricate tango dance steps. (D)
Day 03  Buenos Aires:
Morning city tour. The Argentina capital boasts a population of 8 million. City tour takes you to the Plaza de Mayo for view of Cathedral and Casa Rosada (Presidential Palace). Then along 9 de Julio Avenue, widest street in the world, with its much-photographed Obelisco and Teatro Colon and finally, to the colorful Boca District. (B)
Day 04 Buenos Aires:
Day at leisure to explore the Paris of South America on your own. (B)
Day 05 Buenos Aires-Bariloche:
Transfer to airport for flight to the picturesque town of Bariloche. Arrive and transfer to hotel DESIGN SUITES (4stars) (B)
Day 06 Bariloche: 

Sightseeing tour to visit the Cathedral Mountain. This 7500 feet high mountain is 12 miles from Bariloche and is one of the leading Latin American ski resorts with 41 miles of slopes. It owes its name to the remarkable rocky formation at the summit with limestone crests and rock pinnacles, just like the spires of a cathedral. You will reach the summit by cable car (or chair lift) for a magnificent view of the Andes, its peaks, blue lakes, valleys and the town of San Carlos de Bariloche. Afternoon at leisure to explore the area on your own. (B)
Day 07 Bariloche-Puerto Varas:
Today begin crossing of Lake Nahuel Huapi and crystal waters surrounded by white snow capped mountains. Arrive at Puerto Blest. Continue by bus and boat to Peulla passing by "La Cumbre". More stunning scenery. Continue the lake crossing from Peulla by boat to Petrohue crossing the emerald waters of "Lake Todos Los Santos". Lunch in Petrohue. Continue by bus passing to view Petrohue river falls and skirting Llanquihue lake. In the background the spectacular and almost cone shaped "Osorno Volcano". Arrive and overnight in Puerto Varas at hotel BELLAVISTA. (B)
Day 08 Puerto Varas-Puerto Montt: 
Morning panoramic sightseeing tour of this picturesque sea port with Nordic type houses. (B)
Day 09 Puerto Montt-Punta Arenas:
Transfer to the airport for flight to PUNTA ARENAS arrival reception at Punta Arenas airport and transfer by bus to Puerto Natales. Transfer to hotel GLACIARES. (B)
Day 10 Puerto Natales & Glaciers:  
Full day excursion by boat through the Ultima Esperanza fjord and visit the impressive Serrano and Balmaceda Glaciers. Overnight in Puerto Natales. (B, Box Lunch)
Day 11-Puerto Natales-Torres del Paine: 
Full day excursion to visit Torres del Paine National Park, World Biosphere Reserve. Visit Lake Grey, Salto Grande, Lake Nordenskjold, and lake Pehoe. The impresive granite massif of the Paine complement the landscape. Overnight in Paine at Hotel Las Torres (B, Box lunch)
Day 12- Paine- Puerto Natales:
Morning half day walking excursion to the base of Las Torres of Paine. Then continue to Puerto Natales for overnight. (B,L)
Day 13 Puerto Natales-Calafate
Transfer to the bus station for bus ride to Calafate. Arrive and transfer to hotel Michelangelo or similar.(B)
Day 14 Calafate-Perito Moreno 
Full day tour to Perito Moreno Glacier, an impressive Patagonian Glacier formed about 1 million years ago. Today will drive about 50 miles from Calafate, to the Peninsula of Magallanes, (south arm of the lago Argentino) to see the glacier, 240 feet above sea level and 3 miles wide, it is an overwhelming view of nature and contrary to other glaciers, this is the only one in the world which is still growing. (B)
Day 15 Calafate: 
At leisure in Calafate to explore this beautiful area on your own or you decide to take an optional excursion to see Upsala and Onelli glaciers or Fitz Roy Mountain. (B)
Day 16  Calafate-Buenos Aires: 

Transfer for flight to Buenos Aires. Arrive and transfer to hotel Pestana (B)
Day 17 Buenos Aires
Day at leisure to explore Buenos Aires, walk Florida street or enjoy another Tango Show. (B)
Day 18 Buenos Aires-USA

Morning free until transfer to the airport. (B)

Including: 
Transfers on arrival and departure with an assistance of our local representative. Luggage handling at airports and hotels. Tours as noted including entrance fees and English speaking tour guides. Meals as mentioned in itinerary B= Breakfast, L=Lunch. Hotel accommodations for 16 nights with room taxes and local airfare and from Buenos Aires to Bariloche; Puerto Montt to Punta Arenas and from Calafate to Buenos Aires

Not Included: 

International airfare, Airport departure taxes,  insurance,  meals (unless specified) and any other service not specifically mentioned in this itinerary.

 

  

LAND TOUR RATES (includes local airfare Buenos Aires-Bariloche, Puerto Montt-Punta Arenas & Calafate-Buenos Aires)     

2014 RATES PER PERSON Per Person
Share Double US$8,440
Share Triple 8,224
Single 12,220

 

INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE NOT INCLUDED.

 

 

Extra nights available upon request. Air portion is subject to controlled number of seats available. $223 USA Departure airport tax not included.

 

DEPOSIT $500 per person

 

FINAL PAYMENT 60 days before departure.

 

NOTE: The USA citizens need to pre-paid  reciprocity  fee via online before arriving Argentina US$160 pp. If you don't pre-pay it - you will not be allowed to enter Argentina.

PLEASE READ NOTICE (click here)

 

 

 

 

OPTIONAL TO PENINSULA VALDEZ 4 days/3 nights:

 

Day 01 Flight to Peninsular Valdez (Trelew)

Reception . Transfer to Puerto Madryn and to hotel PENINSULA. (B)

Day 02 Peninsula Valdez: Full day excursion to Punta Tombo to enjoy its Penguin rookery (Magellan) . From July to November sperm, killer and other whales can be observed playing, fighting and reproducing at Golfo Nuevo (Puerto Madryn) (B)

Day 03 Peninsular Valdez: Day at leisure or take an optional excursion to observe sea lions at Puerto Piramides and hundreds of cormorants, gulls, Antarctic pigeons and herons at Bird Island (B)

Day 04 Peninsula Valdes-Buenos Aires Transfer to the airport for flight to Buenos Aires. Continue with your program (you have 2 more nights in B. Aires). (B)

 

Cost per person:

DBL $790; TRP $763; SGL $1294  (plus airfare from Buenos Aires....about $250-320 RT)

 

DEPOSIT $150 per person.  

 

FINAL PAYMENT 45 days before departure.

 

Best times: Whale watch: Jul.to Nov;   Penguin Rockery: Sep.to Nov;   Sea elephants: Jul to Oct

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUSTRALIS EXPEDITON

 

Visiting Buenos Aires and cruising Patagonia-Tierra del Fuego and Cape Horn

aboard the M/V Mare Australis or the  new Via Australis

 

8 days/ 6 night 

Departs Mondays  from Miami, New York or Los Angeles.

DAY 01 - MON. U.S.A- BUENOS AIRES

Depart Miami, New York or Los Angeles for Buenos Aires, Argentina. Overnight flight. (Add-ons available from other USA cities, please see below)

DAY 02 - TUE. BUENOS AIRES

Arrive and transfer to hotel Marriott. The Argentina capital boasts a population of 8 million. City tour takes you to the Plaza de Mayo for view of Cathedral and Casa Rosada (Presidential Palace). Then along 9 de Julio Avenue, widest street in the world, with its much-photographed Obelisco and Teatro Colon and finally, to the colorful Boca District. (B) 

DAY 03 WED. BUENOS AIRES-CRUISE
Transfer to the airport for flight to Ushuaia. Arrive and immediate check-in with the cruise company. (Check in at San Martín 245, Ushuaia) from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., embark the Expedition Cruise Ship. The Captain and crew will give a welcome cocktail reception on board. Immediately afterward, the ship will set sail for “the uttermost part of the earth.” Through the mythical Beagle Channel, we will travel to Southern Patagonia, including Tierra de Fuego. This is the beginning of a Great Adventure! (B,D)

NOTE: Mare Australis depart Wednesday. Via Australis departs Sundays

DAY 04 THU. CRUISE Cape Horn-Wulaia 
We will sail through the Beagle and Murray Channels to disembark in Cape Horn National Park. Cape Horn, a sheer, almost 425-meter-high promontory, where the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean merge, was discovered in 1616 by the Dutch commercial expedition organized by Isaac Le Maire. The Cape owes its name to the Port of Hoorn, the expedition’s departure point. In the afternoon we will disembark in historical Wulaia Bay, once the site of one of the region’s largest native settlements. This area is also renowned for the spectacular beauty of its vegetation and geography. We will walk through a Magellanic forest filled with Lengas, Coigües, Canelos, ferns and other species to reach a look-out point. (B,L,D)
DAY 05 FRI. CRUISE Gunther Pluschow Glacier
In the afternoon, we view awe inspiring Gunther Pluschow Glacier, named after the region's pioneering German aviator. Then we sail Chico Sound, where we disembark in Zodiacs to observe majestic Piloto and Nena Glaciers, providing us with a closer look at these awe-inspiring masses of ancient ice.  (B,L,D)
DAY 06 SAT CRUISE-PUNTA ARENAS
Early in the morning, we will disembark on Magdalena Island, the home of an immense colony of more than 120,000 Magellanic Penguins that we will be able to observe during our walk to the Lighthouse that guides different ships on their way through the Strait of Magellan. After our visit, we will return to Punta Arenas, disembarking at 11:30 a.m. (B)

Transfer to the airport for flight to Punta Arenas and immediate connection to Santiago. (Optional extension to Buenos Aires available upon request).

Arrive in Santiago and transfer to hotel Crown Plaza. (B)

DAY 07 SUN. SANTIAGO

Morning city tour of Santiago visiting the most important sites of new and colonial Santiago. (B)

DAY 08 MON. SANTIAGO-USA 

Transfer to the airport for flight to Miami, New York or Los Angeles (see add-ons from other USA cities). (B)

 

INCLUDING:

Breakfast daily, tours as mentioned, hotel for 2 nights in Buenos Aires, 2 nights in Santiago with room taxes & services charges, The 4 day/3 night cruise aboard the M/V Via Australis (cabins category A, for AA add $90 per person , English speaking tour guides, all transfers and loca airfare B.Aires-Ushuaia and P.Arenas-Santiago.

 

NOT INCLUDED:

Tips to tour guides and drivers. Insurance. US$100 first time entrance to Chile. Any other service not specifically mentioned in itinerary. Airport departure taxes when leaving USA /security /fuel surcharges/ taxes -from USA $295, Chile US$30.00, Argentina $28.00.

 

2014  RATES PER PERSON SHARING DOUBLE (Includes local air - and Buenos Aires-Ushuaia & Punta Arenas to Santiago)

 

Seasons

Rates per person
Double Sep.2014 & April 2014 US$4,192
Double October & Dec.14-18, 2014; Mar.1-15, 2014 4,300
Double Nov, Dec, 2014 & Jan, Feb, Mar.16-30, 2014 4,750

 

PLUS INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE Miami-Buenos Aires....Santiago-Miami approximate cost US$950-1050, New York $1050-1250, Los Angeles $1150-1450

 

 

DEPOSITS:

US$500,00 per person at the time of booking.

Final payment is due 60 days before departure.

 

INSURANCE:

Through Insure America, cost for this program starts at US$200-270. Please see information on the Insurance section.

 

NOTE: The USA citizens need to pre-paid  reciprocity  fee via online before arriving Argentina US$160 pp. If you don't pre-pay it - you will not be allowed to enter Argentina. PLEASE READ NOTICE (click here)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Absolutely Argentina

 

Visiting most important places in all Argentina....

 

Buenos Aires, Mendoza, Bariloche, Iguassu Falls, Calafate, Perito Moreno and Ushuaia

 

21 DAYS / 19 NIGHTS 

 

Departs every Sunday- Locally hosted

 

DAY 01 SUN. USA-BUENOS AIRES:

Departs Miami or New York for your overnight flight to Buenos Aires. 

DAY 02 MON.  BUENOS AIRES:

Upon arrival in Buenos Aires, you will be met and accompanied to your hotel. Afternoon tour around South America’s most elegant capital. On the way we will see Plaza de Mayo and the buildings that surround it: Casa Rosada (Government House), Cabildo (Old City Hall), The City Hall. Then, on to see the monumental Congress Building and its Square and along 9 de Julio Ave., the widest in the world, to see the Colon Theater, famous Opera House that stages the most important artists and musicians from all over the world. We will also visit San Telmo, Puerto Madero, Palermo Park with Jacaranda and Palo Borracho trees which flower in spring and late summer, the polo field and the race track and the historical Recoleta Cemetery with its ornate memorials.

(B)

DAY 03-04 TUE-WED. BUENOS AIRES:

Days at leisure to visit famous Florida Street for leather buys or take an optional tour. (B)

DAY 05 THU. BUENOS AIRES-MENDOZA:

Transfer to the airport for flight to Mendoza. Meeting upon arrival in Mendoza and transfer to your hotel. Afternoon a tour to this charming town set at the foot of the Andes and the highest peak in The Americas- The Aconcagua (22,834ft.), visiting the Government House, San Martin Park and Forest, Cerro de la Gloria crowned by a monument to the Andes Liberating Army. (B)

Day 06 FRI. MENDOZA: 

Today a visit to some of the vineyards just outside the city and one of the famous wineries with large oak wines casks, originally from France are used to age the red wines at constant temperatures. After the visit you will be able to sample the wine. (Mendoza is considered the capital of the wine region). Afternoon at leisure. (B)

Day 07 SAT. MENDOZA-BUENOS AIRES:

Transfer to the airport. Upon arrival in Buenos Aires transfer to hotel selected. (B)

DAY 08 SUN. BUENOS AIRES-BARILOCHE 

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Bariloche. Meeting on arrival and transfer to hotel selected. (B)

DAY 09 MON. BARILOCHE

Morning scenic drive skirting Lake Nahuel Huapi as far as Puerto Pañuelo and the Llao Llao Peninsula. Leaving this lake behind, the road climbs through a forest of coihue trees, a native evergreen, offering views of the Andean peaks, you will see the impressive mount Tronador then to Lake Moreno for panoramic view of Lake Nahue Huapi, Victoria Island and the Andean mountains in all their splendor. Return to Bariloche via Laguna El Trebol (Clover Lagoon). Afternoon at leisure (B).

Day 10 TUE. BARILOCHE-IGUASSU 

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires with connection to Iguassu. Arrive and transferred to hotel selected. (B)

DAY 11 WED. IGUASSU

Morning tour of the Falls. Upon arrival to the Visitors Center and the Iguazu National Park Entrance, you will board a gas-propelled train, that will take you to the upper falls circuit and the Devil’s Throat. Once you are at the Devil’s Throat Station you will walk for about one kilometer on a flat catwalk built over the Upper Iguassu River. This catwalk crosses several islands where there are snack bars. 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. The tour to Devil’s Throat has an approximate duration of 1 ½ hour. (Each station and catwalks have snack bars and toilets to cater to the visitor).  During this visit the Falls will be seen from up close allowing for the detailed appreciation of both flora and fauna as well the Falls who are literally at the reach of one’s hands. Total duration of tour: 6 hours. (B)

DAY 12 THU. IGUASSU - BUENOS AIRES

Transfer to the airport for flight to Buenos Aires with transfer to hotel selected.

DAY 13 FRI. BUENOS AIRES-CALAFATE

Transfer to the airport for flight to Calafate. Arrive in Calafate where you will be met and transfer to hotel selected. B)

DAY 14 SAT. CALAFATE-PERITO MORENO

Full day tour to Perito Moreno Glacier, an impressive Patagonian Glacier formed about 1 million years ago. Today we will drive about 50 miles from Calafate, to the Peninsula of Magallanes, (south arm of the Lago Argentino) to see the glacier, 240 feet above sea level and 3 miles wide, it is an overwhelming view of nature and contrary to other glaciers, this is the only one in the world which is still growing.  (B)

DAY 15 SUN. CALAFATE

At leisure in Calafate to explore this beautiful area on your own or you decide to take an optional excursion to see Upsala and Onelli glaciers or Fitz Roy Mountain. Hotel Michelangelo (B)

DAY 16 MON. CALAFATE-USHUAIA (TIERRA DEL FUEGO)

Transfer for flight to Ushuaia. Arrive in Ushuaia and transfer to hotel selected. Half day tour.  A tour visiting the southernmost city in the world that combines streets in different levels with colors in a very attractive way.  Visit the “Casco Antiguo”, the port and the rugged streets that climb the mountains.  You will enjoy a lot of colorful and different panoramic views.  The last stop is at the “Museo del Fin del Mundo” to see artifacts from the Ona and Yaganes Indians and mementoes of the Bridges and Harberton families, the first settlers. (B)

DAY 17 TUE. USHUAIA -TIERRA DEL FUEGO NATIONAL PARK

Half day tour. Located 12 km west of Ushuaia is the entrance to the National Park of Tierra del Fuego, the only one in our country which has sea coast. It covers an area of 63000 hs where lengas, guindos, ñires, calafates, notros and flowers like orchids, violets and senecios live together. A drive along this National Park, besides offering panoramic views of the Beagle Channel, approaches us to Nature. The waters of Lapataia Bay, Green Lagoon and Roca Lake are clear and reflect the surrounding mountains and clear skies. (B)

DAY 18 WED. USHUAIA -ESCONDIDO LAKE

Full day Escondido Lake and Fagnano . Departing Ushuaia to the east,  will pass by the industrial sector and once we get into the forest we will find the cascade “Velo de Novia” (Bride’s Veil). After bordering the base of Mount Olivia, the imposing Sierra Alvear appears in front of us with its snow-capped mountains. Passing Rancho Hambre we start our way up until 430mts above sea level and from the Garibaldi Pass we will get our first glimpse of Lago Escondido (Hidden Lake). Drive down to the edge of this lake before continuing the journey to Lake Fagnano. This lake is 100km long and its depth is unknown. Return to Ushuaia by National Route 3 (B)

DAY 19 THU. USUHAIA-BUENOS AIRES

Transfer to the airport for flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival transfer to hotel selected. (B)

DAY 20 FRI. BUENOS AIRES

Day at leisure to relax or take a walk around this magnificent city....great restaurants, shopping, museums....(B)

DAY 21 SAT. BUENOS AIRES-USA

Transfer to the airport for flight to Miami, New York and connections. (B)

 

INCLUDING:  

 Local flights to Iguassu, Bariloche, Mendoza, Calafate, Ushuaia via Aerolineas Argentinas or Lan Airlines . Daily breakfast. Tours as mentioned in itinerary with English speaking tour guides and entrance fees when necessary. Hotel accommodations of your choice for 19 nights with room taxes and service charges. Transfers on arrival and departure including baggage handling and tips to airport porters · English speaking tour guides.

 

Not included:

International airfare, USA-Argentina airport departure taxes -(usually included in your international air ticket), insurance, tips to guide or hotel/airport porters.

 

 

2014 Air/Land Rates per person 3 star Hotels 4 star Hotels 5 star Hotels
Sharing Double US$8,800 US$9,610 US$13,732
Sharing Triple 8,440 9,420 11,680
Single Call Call Call

 

3star Hotels:

Impala (BUE); Concorde (BRC); Cataratas Argentino (IGR); Crillon or Argentino (MDZ); Kalken or Michelangelo (FTE) and Hostal Bosque (USH)

 

4star Hotels:

Pulitzer (BUE); Nevada (BRC); Cataratas Argentino (IGR) NH Cordillera (MDZ); Design or Los Alamos (FTE) and Hotel Usuhaia (USH)

 

5star Hotels: (most tours are private in this category)

Marriott or Sheraton (BUE); La Cascada (BRC); Sheraton (IGU) Park Hyatt (MDZ); Eolo (FTE) and Las Hayas (USH)

 

Special rates apply for Christmas, New Year and Carnival. 

 

SAMPLE ADD-ONS 

Add $200 from or N.York, Boston, Newark, Washington;  Add $270 from LAX, SFO; Add $300 from Dallas, & Zone 3 & 5; Add $250 from ATL & Zone 1, 2; Add $350 from CHI, HOU, SJU & ZONE 4, 6.

 

SAMPLE ZONES:

Zone 1: FL; Zone 2: AR, LA, MS, NM, OK, TX; Zone 3: CT, GA, MA, MD, NC, NH, NY, PA, RI, SC, VA, VT; Zone 4: AL, AZ, CO, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, NE, OH, SD, TN, WI; Zone 5: CA, ID, NV, UT; Zone 6: OR, WA

 

Seasons:

Valid until Dec.08.  From Dec.09 to Dec.31 add $550 more per person. All rates per person. RATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME.

 

Deposits:

$750 per person at the time of booking.

Please take note...airline tickets may need to be done in advance. At the present time airlines don't guarantee any rates unless tickets are done and paid for.

 

Final Payment:

60 days before departure. 

 

Insurance: (Not Included). Cost for this program from $500-600 per person...for further information -please visit our section Insurance

 

NOTE: The USA citizens need to pre-paid  reciprocity  fee via online before arriving Argentina US$160 pp. If you don't pre-pay it - you will not be allowed to enter Argentina.  PLEASE READ NOTICE (click here)

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE OF RECIPROCITY FEE.........!!! URGENT

Starting on January 7th, 2013, all United States, Canada and Australia citizens visiting Argentina from all entering points and by all transportations must present the Reciprocity Fee's receipt in order to be able to enter the country.

The Reciprocity fee must be paid online at the following site: https://virtual.provinciapagos.com.ar/ArgentineTaxes/ They must register and pay with a credit card. Once payment is processed, an electronic receipt will be issued and the passenger would need to show it upon their arrival to Argentina.

The lack of such proof of payment will generate the denial of entry of the passenger and consequent returning to their departure city by the airline. We strongly urge agents to take the necessary precautions so that those passengers traveling to Argentina have the electronic receipt with them.

 


For more programs about Argentina -please visit....

 

-COMBINED COUNTRIES -

 

You will find Argentina in combination with CHILE, PERU, BRAZIL & MORE..

 

 

For questions or further information about these programs 

Have your Travel Agent call Tara Tours at 

1-800-327-0080 or e-mail us.

 

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