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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 !


Fantastic PRIVATE Buenos Aires - A 5 night program to explore the most exciting city in South America !

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

Buenos Aires & Bariloche....8 days/6 nights

Lakes & Falls - 10 days visiting Buenos Aires, Iguassu, Bariloche, Lake crossing, Puerto Varas and Santiago

Best of Argentina  14 days....visiting Mendoza, Buenos Aires, Bariloche, Calafate and the 7Th Wonder of the world Iguassu Falls....

Patagonia Atlantic...7 nights exploring Punta Valdez, Puerto Bustamante -observing whales, pinguins, elephant sea lions..and more....

Patagonia Icefields  9 days...Buenos Aires, Calafate, Lake Argentino, Perito Moreno & Spagazzini Glaciers with optional extension to El Chalten & Fitz Roy

Absolutely Argentina  21 days visiting Mendoza,Iguassu, Bariloche, Calafate, Perito Moreno, Usuahia and Buenos Aires

Antarctic Cruise  Departing from Ushuaia for 12 days
Best of the South Atlantic  10 days Visiting Rio, Buenos Aires & Iguassu Falls

Best of Patagonia Argentina-Chile   14 nights 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

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

 

Extensions:

Puerto Madryn, Peninsula Valdes.....For Whales, Penguins, Sea Elephantes and more..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buenos Aires & Iguassu

Tours to Argentina 

 

 

Visiting Buenos Aires and Iguassu Falls

 

8 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS 

Daily departures 

 

 

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. Round trip share transfers included to El Viejo Almacen or La Ventana. (D)

 

DAY 03 BUENOS AIRES

Morning sightseeing tour (shared) 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 guided to tour of the Falls (shared). 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 . Arrive at domestic airport Jorge Newbery where you will be met and transfer to Ezeiza International airport for your flight home. (B)

See optional to Puerto Madryn to observe Whales, Pinguins, Sea Elephants, Killer whales and more..

 

 

2017 LAND TOUR RATES PER PERSON  Includes local airfare Buenos Aires-Iguassu-Buenos Aires

 

*Breakfast included

Twin

Triple

Single

Dazzler Recoletta (B.Aires) St. George (Iguassu) 3 stars US$1898 1826 3483
Novotel (B.Aires) Esturion  (Iguassu) 4 stars 1970 1925 3780
Loi Suites Recoleta or Grand R. (B.Aires) & Panoramic (Iguassu) 4stars 2295 2223 4294

Alvear Art (B.Aires) & Sheraton-Jungle view (Iguassu) 5stars

3393 NA 5554

Four Season (B.Aires) & Sheraton (Falls View Iguassu) 5stars

4384 4186 6930
Alvear Palace (B.Aires) & Sheraton (Falls view Iguassu) 5stars 4546 N/A 8200

 

INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE NOT INCLUDED.

Extension to Bariloche: US$360pp/dbl 3 days/2 nights at hotel Edelweiss with transfers on arrival and departure, half day tour Circuito Chico, breakfast, taxes  (all shared services). Plus local airfare B.Aires-Bariloche-B.Aires US$300-350. See our  extension Puerto Madryn to see Whales & Pinguins click here

 

INCLUDING:

6 nights hotel accommodations of your choice ; tours are shared 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 24/7 by phone. English speaking tour guides.

(if you desired all private tours -please add US$300 per person)

 

Not included:

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

 

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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buenos Aires, Punta Valdez, Trelew, Bahia Bustamante

 

Patagonia

Enjoy the authentic Atlantic Patagonia, sorrounded by an immense nature & marine wildlife

 

8 days/7 nights

 

Day 1 ARRIVE BUENOS AIRES

Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to Hotel Loi Suites in Recoleta.

Afternoon sightseeing tour (shared) 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 2 Buenos Aires-Trelew-Puerto Piramides-Yellow submarine-El Pedral

Transfer to the airport for flight to Trelew with transfer to El Pedral Lodge for 3 night's accomodation with all meals and wine during meals. (B,D)

Then we will depart to Puerto Piramides, where we take a the Yellow Submarine to do whale watching of Southern Right Whales (Eubalaena australis) between June and December, and of Southern Sea lions (Otaria flavescens) and cormorants between January and March. There is no navigation in Puerto Piramides during April and May.
Unlike the conventional watching service, the semi-submersible submarine Yellow Submarine allows us to watch whales submersed in their environment. Underwater, the perspective looks completely different, which is comparable only to the experience of diving among them.
While they remain close to the vessel, we watch them all the time through the 40 viewing windows on the lower deck. On board, passengers can walk around at their pleasure on the submersed lower deck, or on the outdoor upper deck and watch the whales from the surface of the water, as a conventional watching.

 

Day 3-4 El Pedral

During stay at El Pedral it is included 3 diferent activities so you can pick and choose what is more appealing to you.

This is probably one of the best places to observe whales, Magellan penguins, also the rocky beaches shelter a great variety of sea and land animal. (B,L,D)

Tour options at EL Pedral:

VISIT TO PUNTA NINFAS’ LIGHTHOUSE (2 or 3 hours approx): Departing from the country house and after driving for only  5 miles, we will get close to the typical high cliffs of the Península Valdés coasts. Here you will be able to see breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean
A WALK AMONG PENGUINS (3 hours approx): In the year 2009, the first 14 Magellanic penguins’ couples conquered the shore of El Pedral. The colony developed so rapidly that this year the colony achieved the number of 5,000 individuals. This, together with the presence of other sea birds and the view of the golden cliff-lined shore enclosed by the blue sea, make up an amazing natural scenario.
A WALK AMONG ELEPHANT SEALS (3 hours approx): The beach at the foot of Punta Ninfas’ cliff is the natural habitat of an important rookery of elephant seals, where they can be observed in small groups throughout of the year.
Non-Guided Activities:
BEACH PROGRAMME: The beach of El Pedral is a dream place to enjoy the Patagonian sea with your family or friends. The pebble shore [pedral] is a unique geological formation in Patagonia, here you can also observed during the whole whales watching season (from end of May till end of December) and if you are lucky enough, you will also be able to watch killer whales at Punta Ninfas (Jan-Feb) .

 

Day 5 El Pedral-Bahia Bustamante

Morning transfer toward  Bahia Bustamante where you will stay for 3 nights  with all meals and the choice of 2 activities per day (included). Exploration activities in the area are decided on a day-to-day basis, taking into account the state of the tide and the weather. (B,L,D)

 

Day 6-7 Bahia Bustamante
You will have a choice of the following activities:
Sailing: to Small Well -sheltered estuary, then to Calera Malaspina and to the Archipelago to observe colorful birds, sea lions (4,000 during breeding season), Magellan Penguins 100,000 from October to March.
Peninsula: Where you can walk to see a colony of Magellan Penguins, also have excellent sightings of cormorants, steamer ducks, flamingos, and sea lions.
The Petrified Forest: “The Pyramid” is a living proof of how the landscape looked some 60 million years ago when Patagonia was an orchard before the Andes rose high. On the way, it is common to come across guanacos, armadillos, nandus, foxes and skunks.
Patagonia Ranches: Bahia Bustamante is part of the land of a group of three ranches that are inland from the bay: Las Quebradas, Las Mercedes and Las Margaritas. Depending on the season of the year, a field trip is organized to allow visitors to watch and/or participate in the production process of wool, lamb and mutton.
Penguin Island: Just 15 minutes away -there is an island home to small colony of Magellan Penguins. The lodge also organizes other excursions Airistizaba Cape (4-5 hours), Rock Canyon, Historic & seaweed industry, and rural activities... Bahia Bustamante is also a paradise for biologists studying marine life, and for geologists exploring the history of the planet through its soils. (B,L,D)

Day 8 Bahia Bustamante-Comodoro Rivadavia-Buenos Aires-USA.
Transfer to Comodoro Rivadavia Airport for flight to Buenos Aires. Arrive at the local airport and immediate transfer to the international airport for your flight back home. (B)

 

Day 9 Arrive Home

 

RATES PER PERSON

Oct. 01 to Oct. 14 & Mar.01 to Mar. 31, 2017   Double US$5,040

Oct. 15 to Dec.22 & Jan.04 to Feb.28, 2018     Double US$5,455

 

Including:
7 nights of hotel accommodations; tours are shared with English speaking local tour guides and entrance fees when necessary; all transfers in Buenos Aires, Punta Valdes and to/from Bahia Bustamante & El Pedral; Daily buffet breakfast and all meals while at Bahia Bustamante & Pedral Lodges; Room taxes & Service charges; Local airfare Buenos Aires-P.Valdez / Comodoro Rivadavia-Buenos Aires; Assistance of our local tour operator while in Argentina 24/7 by phone. English speaking tour guides.

Not included:
International airfare. Airport departure taxes. Our 7.5% Travel Insurance, tips to guides, drivers, or hotel/airport porters.

 

SAMPLE AIRFARES FROM MIAMI:
US$850-1050 plus airport departure taxes. Los Angeles 1100-1300, New York 950-1150. Please call for updated rates.

 

 

 

 

Best of Argentina

 

 

Buenos Aires, Mendoza, Bariloche, Patagonia & Iguassu Falls

 


14 DAYS / 12 NIGHTS

Locally hosted

DAY 01 USA-BUENOS AIRES:
Departs USA your overnight flight to Buenos Aires.

DAY 02 BUENOS AIRES:
Upon arrival in Buenos Aires, you will be met and accompanied to your hotel.

DAY 03. BUENOS AIRES: City tour -Live B.Aires
AM A unique voyage through its neighborhoods. We invite you to look at Buenos Aires from a new perspective, in a non-traditional way. A tour around the city that will allow you to discover its spirit, its mystique, its charm. Journeys through time that will help you relieve history in a unique and unforgettable manner. Along the way, you will enjoy a moving audiovisual experience that will make you relieve the history.
Prior to each stop, the bus will turn into a micro-cinema and you will see a series of 5 minutes video clips.
Stops will be made at:
- Plaza de Mayo (the heart of Buenos Aires) – The place where the city was founded. Feel Evita addressing the crowd
- Puerto Madero (Who are we) – Gateway of the founders of the nation: The immigrants. Discover the transformation of one of the city’s most modern neighborhoods.
- Palermo & Recoleta (A European city’s dream) – Discover the customs and traditions of the Porteño.
- San Telmo (The origin of Tango) – Cradle of a passionate music Learn the origins of this elegant and sensual dance
- La Boca & Caminito (Football, our passion) – Enjoy La Boca, the famous Caminito, the passion for football, the Bombonera. The waterfront built by Italian immigrants who made a unique location out of this place. (Duration of the tour: 3 ½ - 4 hours) (B)

DAY 04 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 05 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 06 MENDOZA-BUENOS AIRES-BARILOCHE
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Bariloche. Meeting on arrival and transfer to hotel selected. (B)

DAY 07 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 08 BARILOCHE
Day at leisure to explore the beautiful surroundings of Bariloche or take an optional tour. (B)
Half day optional fishing about US$250-350 not included in price….subject to confirmation.

DAY 09 BARILOCHE-CALAFATE
Transfer to the airport for flight to Calafate. Arrive in Calafate where you will be met and transfer to hotel selected. B)

DAY 10 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 11. 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 12 CALAFATE- IGUASSU
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires with connection to Iguassu. Arrive and transferred to hotel selected. (B)

DAY 13 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 14 IGUASSU - BUENOS AIRES-USA
Transfer to the airport for flight to Buenos Aires. Arrive in Buenos Aires (local airport) and transfer to International airport for flight home. (B)

See optional to Puerto Madryn to observe Whales, Pinguins, Sea Elephants, Killer whales and more...


INCLUDING:
Local flights to Iguassu, Bariloche, Mendoza, Calafate, 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 12 nights with room taxes and service charges. Transfers on arrival and departure including baggage handling and tips to airport porters • English speaking tour guides for all tours as per itinerary

Not included:
International airfare, USA-Argentina airport departure taxes -(usually included in your international air ticket), insurance, tips to guide or hotel/airport porters.

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

 

2017 Rates per person 3 star Hotels 4 star Hotels 5 star Hotels
Sharing Double US$4,120 4,660 5,650
Sharing Triple 3,994 4,480 N/A
Single 6,100 6,640 8,800

 

3star Hotels: Dazzler Recoleta (BUE); Concorde (BRC); St. George (IGR); Urbana (MDZ); Sierra Nevada (FTE)

 

4star Hotels: Novotel (Bue); Edelweis (BRC); Esturion (IGR) Amerian (MDZ); Los Alamos (FTE)

 

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

 

DEPOSITS: $500 per person

FINAL PAYMENT: 60 days before departure

Airfares: Take note....airlines do not guarantee any airfares unless ticketed. So, for airfares -full payment is necesary.

 

 

 

 

 

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, Brazil & Argentina airport departure tax; insurance, tips. Rates subject to change at any time. VISA REQUIRED TO ENTER BRAZIL

 

 

LAND TOUR RATE PER PERSON (AIRFARE IS NOT INCLUDED)

 

2017

3star Hotels

4star Hotels

5star Hotels

Sharing Double

US$1,960

US$2,393

US$3,520

Sharing Triple

1,924

2,295

NA

Single

3,094

4,456

6,550

 

AIRFARE IS NOT INCLUDED

 

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

 

4star Hotels: Leme Palace, Miramar (Rio); Novotel or Loi Suites Recoleta (Bue)

 

5star Hotels: Marriott, Sofitel (Rio); Four Seasons or Alvear Palace (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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lakes & Falls

 

Visiting Buenos Aires, Iguassu, Bariloche, Puerto Varas, Santiago

 

 

10 days/9 nights

Daily Departures

Locally Hosted


Day 1 - Arrive Buenos Aires
Arrive in Buenos Aires. Private transfer from Ezeiza international airport to hotel selected.

Day 2 – Buenos Aires
Breakfast at the hotel. 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. At night optional to see a fabulous Tango Show (B)

Day 3 – Buenos Aires - Iguassu
Breakfast at the hotel. Private transfer from the hotel to Aeroparque Jorge Newberry. Arrive in Iguazu and private transfer from Iguazu airport to your hotel. (B)

Day 4 Iguassu Falls
Breakfast at the hotel.Departure to Iguassu Falls, 24 kilometers from downtown Foz do Iguaçu. Arrival to the Visitors Center, at the entrance of the Iguassu National Park, about 10 kilometers from the city center. After passing through the Center, the visit continues, now inside the National Park, continue along a paved road that will take us to the magnificent Falls. Here we will do the walking tour along the boardwalk measuring one kilometer and it is easy hiking. Along this easy trek, there are several gorgeous panoramic views of the Falls and at the end of the catwalk you get a fantastic close-up view of the Devils’ Throat and main waterfalls.
In order to visit the Devil’s Throat, you 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-kilometer-long Sendero Verde (Green Trail) that connects the Visitors Center to the Cataratas Station and to the Upper Circuit. Accommodation at the hotel selected. (B)
Note: Entrance fee to the National Parks is included.

Day 5 –Iguassu - Bariloche
Breakfast at the hotel . Private transfer from the hotel to Iguazu Airport. Arrival to Bariloche. Private transfer from Bariloche airport to your hotel (see hotel selection at the end of the program). (B)

Day 6 – Bariloche - Puerto Varas
Breakfast at the hotel. Shared transfer from the hotel to Puerto Pañuelo Port to start your spectacular full day crossing of the lakes from Argentina to Chile
09.00 hrs. Pick up from hotel. Continuation by bus to Puerto Pañuelo, along Lake Nahuel Huapi where during the journey you can marvel at the beautiful swiss-style architecture that characterizes all buildings in the area, with beautiful gardens and flowers that color the place to Pañuelo Port where we board the catamaran "Victoria Andina "or "Victoria del Lago" for sailing on Lake Nahuel Huapi for an hour to Puerto Blest.
10.30 hrs. We sail to Puerto Blest for 15 miles, where you can appreciate the grandeur of the landscape, and the green of the forests that surround us, including the the birds and also you will learn more about the history of this place.
11.30 hrs. Arrival at Puerto Blest. Here you will take a bus which borders the Frias River for three miles to Puerto Alegre. Then continue on the ship "City of Faith", to sail on Lake Frías to the peaceful and pristine waters of a deep green color due to Puerto Frías. On this tour you will have a beautiful view offered by the Tronador of 3,491 meters. After a short voyage of about 20 minutes you will reach the small port of Puerto Frias, inserted in the middle of beautiful vegetation.
12.30 hrs. After making the departure procedures at the customs of Argentina at Puerto Frías, continue by bus to Peulla. Appreciate the lush vegetation of the Cordillera de Los Andes, as we watch the Tronador with 9 glaciers on its summit. We then enter the Pérez Rosales National Park where we will see Peulla. After entry formalities carried out in Chile Peulla, you will be transferred to your hotel . Time for lunch. (lunch not included).
15.30 hrs. Departure to Petrohue, Peulla, sailing on Lake Todos los Santos. If the weather allows you will have views of Osorno Volcano and Volcano Tronador and Puntiagudo Hill
18.15 hrs. Continue to Puerto Varas. On route visit the Saltos del Petrohué (does not include admission), capricious shapes of volcanic rock, bathed in green waterfalls which continue bordering Lago Llanquihue, Osorno Volcano breathtaking views and scenery Calbuco. Arrive in Puerto Varas and transfer to the hotels envisaged. End of services. Cruce Andino: Is a touristic circuit, schedules are referential and can suffer changes due to weather conditions and number of passengers. Arrival to Puerto Varas and shared transfer to the hotel. Accommodation at the hotel selected. (B)

Day 7 - Puerto Varas - Puerto Montt - Santiago
Breakfast at the hotel. Private transfer from the hotel to Puerto Montt Airport. Arrival in Santiago de Chile. Private transfer from the airport to the hotel.
Accommodation at the hotel selected. (B)

Day 8 - Santiago
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning tour of Panoramic Santiago, The excursion begins by touring the main avenues in the city’s civic center. Highlights include La Moneda Palace, which was completed in 1805 (after more than 20 years of off-and-on construction). The neoclassical building was the home of Chilean presidents until 1958, and today is the seat of the government. Continue exploring narrow streets, eventually arriving at the Plaza de Armas, a picturesque square surrounded by the 18th-century Cathedral Metropolitana, the National Historical Museum, and the central post office. Leaving downtown, head toward Parque Forestal, which leads to the Fine Arts Museum, and Bellavista, the artsy, bohemian center of Santiago. Ascend Santa San Cristóbal, a beautiful public park whose peak—the perfect place for a panoramic shot of the city—is crowned with a 118-foot statue of the Virgin Mary. Descend and travel the other direction to the neighborhoods of Pedro de Valdivia Norte, Los Condes and Vitacura, the modern commercial districts and great places for shopping. Return to your hotel. (B).

Day 9 - Santiago
Breakfast at the hotel.  Day at leisure to explore this beautiful city on your own or take an optional excursion to visit wineries or Vina & Valparaiso. (B)

 

Day 10 -Depart Santiago

Private transfer to the airport for your international flight back home. (B)


Including:
Daily buffet breakfast. Hotel accommodations of your choice for 9 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. Assistance of our local representatives 24/7.

LOCAL AIRFARES B.AIRES-IGUASSU-BARILOCHE.......P.MONTT-SANTIAGO)

Not Included:
INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE. Airport departure taxes from USA, Argentina & Chile (usually included in your international air ticket). Any other service not specifically mentioned in this itinerary.

2017 LAND TOUR COST (Minimun 2 people) Includes local airfares

 

Rates per person 3 Star Hotels 4 Star Hotels 5 Star Hotels
Double US$3,393 3,760 5,884
Triple 3,283 3,670 4,660
Single Supplement 1,370 1,555 2,995

 

 

 

 

 

Airfare not included.

Hotels used in: 
        

3stars: Pulitzer (BUE); Cataratas (IGR); 3 Reyes (BRC); L.Alarces (PVA); B.Artes SCL)     

4stars: Novotel (BUE); Amerian (IGR); Edelwiess (BRC); Cabanas Lago (PVA); Plaza S.Francisco (SCL)

5stars :Four Seasons (BUE); Sheraton IGR (falls view); Llao-Lllao (BRC); Radisson (PVA), Ritz Carlton (SCL)


SAMPLE AIRFARES:
From Miam US$1200-1400; New York $1300-1500; Los Angeles $1400-1700

Seasons: Valid all year. Except New Year, Holy Week and Sky Season in Bariloche (We'll provide revised rates). RATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME.

Deposits: $500 per person at the time of booking.

Final Payment: 60 days before departure.

 

 

 

 

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. (B)

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) (B)

DAY 04. RIO DE JANEIRO:  Day at leisure to enjoy the beaches of Ipanema or Copacabana, the sidewalk cafes and the Rio night life. (B)

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. (B)

 

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

 

2017 Land Tour Rates Per Person in US$  (Including local airfare  Rio-Iguassu-Buenos Aires)

 

  3 star hotel 4 star Hotels 5 star Hotels
Sharing Double 3,760 4,300 5,551
Sharing Triple 3,493 4,246 4,444
Single 6,536 7,630 9,250

 

 

 

 

 

 

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) Alvear Art or Four Seasons (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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patagonia Ice Fields

 

 

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 BUENOS AIRES

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

 

Day 5 BUENOS AIRES–CALAFATE:

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

 

Day 6 –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. The day tour includes the Nautical Safari Boat ride. (B)

 

Day 7 –CALAFATE-UPSALA & SPEGAZZINI GLACIERS:

Punta Bandera, North Arm, Upsala Canal, Upsala Glacier, Spegazzini Canal and Spegazzini Glacier

Early morning you will be picked up from your hotel (7-7.30am) 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 continue  to view 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. Mid-afternoon return to Calafate and transfer to your hotel... (B)

 

Day 8 – CALAFATE-BUENOS AIRES-USA:

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

See optional to Puerto Madryn to observe Whales, Pinguins, Sea Elephants, Killer whales and more..

 

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 6 nights with room taxes and local airfare from Buenos Aires to Calafate via Aerolineas Argentinas or Lan Airlines. Assistance of our local representatives 24/7 by phone.

 

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)

 

2017 Rates Per Person

Twin

Triple

Single

Dazzler Recoleta (BUE)-Sierra Nevada Calafate 3*

US$2,986

2,878

US$4,981

Novotel or Pulitzer (BUE)-Design Calafate  4* 3,194 3,142 5,281
Alvear Art Hotel (BUE)-Xelena in Calafate 5* 3,760 N/A 6,370

 

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.

  

 

 

 

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.

 

 

2017 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.

14 night tour program

 

Locally hosted

 

Day 01 USA-BUENOS AIRES: 

Depart USA for Buenos Aires, Capital of Argentina.

Day 02  Buenos Aires: 
Meeting on arrival and transfer to hotel NOVOTEL or LOI SUITES RECOLETA (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-Bariloche:
Transfer to airport for flight to the picturesque town of Bariloche. Arrive and transfer to hotel DESIGN SUITES (4stars) (B)

Day 05 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 06 Bariloche-Puerto Varas (Lake Crossing)
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 CABANAS DEL LAGO (B)

Day 07 Puerto Varas-Puerto Montt:
Morning panoramic sightseeing tour of this picturesque sea port with Nordic type houses. (B)

Day 08 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 ALTIPLANICO where you will stay for 4 nights.  (B)

Day 09 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)
  (Visit available only from September to April -Please call to verify dates available)

Day 10-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. Return to Puerto Natales for overnight at hotel ALTIPLANICO. (B, Box lunch)

Day 11- Torres del Paine
Day at leisure to explore the area on your own.
Overnight in Puerto Natales at hotel ALTIPLANICO. (B)

Day 12 Torres del Paine-Calafate
Transfer to the bus station for transfer to Calafate (Argentina). Arrive and transfer to Posada Los Alamos.(B)

Day 13 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 14 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 Spagazinni  glaciers or visit Fitz Roy Mountain. (B)

Day 15  Calafate-Buenos Aires-USA
Transfer for flight to Buenos Aires. Arrive and transfer to Ezeiza International airport. (B)

See optional extension to see Whales and Pinguins in Puerto Madryn & Peninsula Valdez


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 14 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)   

  

2017-2018 RATES PER PERSON Per Person
Share Double US$5,551
Share Triple 5,290
Single 9,998

 

INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE NOT INCLUDED.

Extra nights available upon request. Air portion is subject to controlled number of seats available.

 

DEPOSIT $750 per person

 

FINAL PAYMENT 60 days before departure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Australis Expedition

 

 

Patagonia Cruises

 

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

 

aboard the Stella Australis

 

9 days/ 7 night 

 

Departs Mondays 

 

Locally hosted

 

DAY 01 - SUN. 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 - MON. BUENOS AIRES

Arrive and transfer to hotel  LOI SUITES RECOLETA. The Argentina capital boasts a population of 8 million. Early check in at the hotel guarantee. Afternoon 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-USHUAIA-CRUISE
Transfer to the airport for flight to Ushuaia. Arrive and immediate check-in with the cruise company. Check-in from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Then, 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: Stella Australis depart Wednesdays only from Ushuaia.

 

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.

Arrive in Santiago and transfer to hotel PLAZA SAN FRANCISCO. (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).

Call for optionals to Torres del Paine National Park. (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 Stella Australis (cabins category A, for Cabins AA add $110 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. Any other service not specifically mentioned in itinerary. Airport departure taxes when leaving USA, Chile & Argentina usually included in your International air ticket.

 

2017-2018  RATES PER PERSON SHARING DOUBLE (Includes local air - and Buenos Aires-Ushuaia & Punta Arenas to Santiago)

 

Seasons

Rates per person
High Season: Nov.2017-Mar. 20, 2018 US$4,660
Low Season: Oct.2017 & Mar.21-30, 2018 4,210
Promotional: Apr. 2018 3,994

 

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 90 days before departure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

DAY 03 TUE. BUENOS AIRES: City tour -Live B.Aires
AM A unique voyage through its neighborhoods. We invite you to look at Buenos Aires from a new perspective, in a non-traditional way. A tour around the city that will allow you to discover its spirit, its mystique, its charm. Journeys through time that will help you relieve history in a unique and unforgettable manner. Along the way, you will enjoy a moving audiovisual experience that will make you relieve the history.
Prior to each stop, the bus will turn into a micro-cinema and you will see a series of 5 minutes video clips.
Stops will be made at:
- Plaza de Mayo (the heart of Buenos Aires) – The place where the city was founded. Feel Evita addressing the crowd
- Puerto Madero (Who are we) – Gateway of the founders of the nation: The immigrants. Discover the transformation of one of the city’s most modern neighborhoods.
- Palermo & Recoleta (A European city’s dream) – Discover the customs and traditions of the Porteño.
- San Telmo (The origin of Tango) – Cradle of a passionate music Learn the origins of this elegant and sensual dance
- La Boca & Caminito (Football, our passion) – Enjoy La Boca, the famous Caminito, the passion for football, the Bombonera. The waterfront built by Italian immigrants who made a unique location out of this place.  (Duration of the tour: 3 ½ - 4 hours)  (B)

 

DAY 04 WED. BUENOS AIRES:

Day 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.

 

LAND TOUR RATES (includes local flights)

 

2017

3 star Hotels

4 star Hotels

5 star Hotels

Sharing Double

US$9,240

US$10,096

US$14,470

Sharing Triple

8,800

9,970

12,670

Single

Call

Call

Call

 

3star Hotels:

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

 

4star Hotels:

Novotel (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)

Alvear Art Hotel (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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fantastic Buenos Aires 

"The Paris of South America"

 

 

 

5 night program -Locally hosted- All private services

 

INCLUDED:

  • 5 nights of hotel accommodations of your choice.

  • Private transfers on arrival and departure.

  • Daily buffet breakfast, hotel taxes and service charges.

  • Half day private city tour of Buenos Aires

  • English speaking tour guides.

  • Assistance of our local representatives 24/7.

2017 Rates- Valid until Dec.31 DBL TRP SGL
Hotel Dazzler Recoleta (3 stars) Standard rooms US$880 817 1663
Novotel  (4 stars) Standard rooms   916 826 1717
Loi Suites Recoleta (4 stars) Studio Jr. rooms 1051 NA 2104
Alvear Art (5 stars) Suite studio room 1492 NA 2707
Four Seasons (5 stars)-City view rooms 2482 2395 4750
Alvear Palace (5+ stars) Jr. Suite room  (Jun.1 to Dec.27) 2320 NA 4480

Rates subject to change at any time.

See optional to Puerto Madryn to observe Whales, Pinguins, Sea Elephants, Killer whales and more..


Not Included:

International Airfare, Travel Insurance, airport departure taxes; passports and any other service not specifically mentioned here. 

 

Sample Airfare from Miami: US$750-950

Sample add ons: add (to the Miami airfare) $140 from: HOU, DFW & ZONE 2; add $100 from: ATL, BDL, BOS, BWI, EWR, NYC, PHL, WAS + Zone 1 & 3; add $220 from CHI, SJU & ZONE 4;  Add  $280 from: LAX, SFO, ZONE 5; - Add $300 from SEA, POR & ZONE 6.

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 

Business class airfares available upon request.


RATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME.

 

 

 

 

OPTIONAL TO PENINSULA VALDEZ

 

 Tours to Peninsula Valdez

 

4 days/3 nights:

Day 01 Flight to Peninsula Valdez (Trelew)
Reception . Transfer to Puerto Madryn and to hotel selected (see below choice). (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 Peninsula Valdez:
This morning will depart to Puerto Piramides, where we take a the Yellow Submarine to do whale watching of Southern Right Whales (Eubalaena australis) from July to December 15, and of Southern Sea lions (Otaria flavescens) and cormorants between January and March.
Unlike the conventional watching service, the semi-submersible submarine Yellow Submarine allows us to watch whales submersed in their environment. Underwater, the perspective looks completely different, which is comparable only to the experience of diving among them. While they remain close to the vessel, we watch them all the time through the 40 viewing windows on the lower deck. On board, passengers can walk around at their pleasure on the submersed lower deck, or on the outdoor upper deck and watch the whales from the surface of the water, as a conventional watching....... (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)

 
2017 Cost per person: all shared tours & transfers (private tours available upon request)

  3 stars-Posada Madryn 4 stars-Dazzler T 5 stars-Territorio
Double US$840 US$880 US$1199
Triple 826 862 1123
Single Call Call Call

 

 

Plus airfare from Buenos Aires....about $300-420 RT.

DEPOSIT $200 per person.  

 

FINAL PAYMENT 50 days before departure.

 

Best times: Whale watch: Jul. to Nov;   Penguins: Sep.to Mar;   Sea elephants: Sep-Mar;  Killer whales: Oct-Mar

 

 

 

 

 

For questions or further information on Argentina or about these programs 

Have your Travel Agent call Tara Tours at 

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

tara@taratours.com