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Buenos Aires, Iguazu & Ibera

Experience the vibrant and lively city of Buenos Aires, its key attractions and a vibrant tango show. Travel north to see one of the true wonders of the world, the immensity of the Iguazú falls. Then, travel to the Iberá wetlands, a hidden gem in Argentina, staying at a prime all inclusive property, where activities and interaction with nature abound.   

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • International & Domestic flights
  • Daily breakfast, all transfers, tours with bilingual guides, and local taxes
  • 3 nights accommodation in double room in Buenos Aires
  • 1 half-day Classic City tour in Buenos Aires
  • 1 Dinner Tango Show at Rojo Tango in Buenos Aires
  • 1 full-day tour Gaucho Town & Ranch in Buenos Aires
  • 2 nights accommodation in double room in Iguazu
  • 1 full-day tour to Argentine Falls & great adventure in Iguazu
  • 1 full-day tour San Ignacio Ruins in Iguazu
  • 3 nights Wet Lands staying at Rincon del Socorro Eco-Lodge in Ibera with full board and activities

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:

  • Meals and drinks other than those mentioned
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional tours and experiences
  • Any items not mentioned

 

5 Star Hotels:  from  US$ 4,563* 

Buenos Aires: Hub Porteno Hotel

Iguazu Falls: - Sheraton Iguazu Hotel

Ibera:  Rincon del Socorro Eco-Lodge

 

4 Star Hotels:  from US$ 3,806* 

Buenos Aires:  Esplendor Plaza Francia Hotel

Iguazu Falls:   Panamericano Hotel 

Ibera:  Rincon del Socorro Eco-Lodge

*Price per person in US$, based on std. room in 4– and 5-star accommodations, subject to availability and may change without notice. Airfare included. Please read terms and conditions. Insurance is highly recommended. This is an exclusive promotion through Borello Travel & Tours.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

Day 01: Buenos Aires

Upon arrival, private transfer to the Selected Hotel.

Day 02: Buenos Aires

Half day classic city tour

Enjoy a three-hour sightseeing tour of Buenos Aires, a cosmopolitan city that reflects the rich heritage of the numerous immigrants that shaped Argentina’s capital. The tour starts at the historic Plaza de Mayo square, flanked by the Government House, better as the "Pink House”; the Cabildo (the old City Hall) and the Cathedral. Further south, visit the picturesque port neighborhood of La Boca with its colorful street Caminito, a pedestrian street filled with art stalls and performing artists; its unique architecture---painted in a rainbow of colors, and traditions that the influence of the European immigrants, especially Genovese sailors, who settled along these shores at the end of the 19th century. The tour continues towards San Telmo, one of the oldest and most charming neighborhoods in Buenos Aires, which has preserved most of its architectural heritage and boasts lovely cobblestone streets lined with colonial townhouses, cafes and antique shops.  Next on the tour is the upscale waterfront district of Puerto Madero and Palermo neighborhood with its elegant residences set among large grassy parks. The tour concludes in Recoleta, Buenos Aires’ most sophisticated and high-end neighborhood.

Dinner & Show Rojo Tango – (Faena Hotel & Universe)

PM departure from the hotel to Rojo Tango. Sit back and enjoy one of the best dinners and tango shows in the city, Rojo Tango at the Faena Hotel + Universe. Rojo Tango takes the audience through the history of tango, with all of its love, passion, madness and glamour. Return to hotel.

Day 03: Buenos Aires

Full Day Tour Gaucho Town & Ranch

Discover Argentine traditions in San Antonio de Areco, one of the oldest towns in the country and the birthplace of the Gaucho. Located in the Pampas, 130 km from Buenos Aires, the town has retained the gaucho spirit of the 18th century with its narrow colonial streets, church, bars and museums. Take a walking tour, visiting Ricardo Guiraldes Gaucho Museum, which honors Guiraldes, who brought the gaucho to life in his cult novel  Don Segundo Sombra (1926). Admire master silversmiths at work in their studios and marvel at the skills of leather craftsmen. Visit the Workshop and Museum of the Creole Silversmith. Take a break at a 200-year-old Gauchos Bar (pulperie) and visit a working “Estancia” (ranch), where activities include a horse and carriage ride, dining  out for luncheon on Argentinean asado (barbeque),  listening to folklore music,  and watching gauchos perform their horseback riding skills. 

Day 04: Buenos Aires – Iguazu

At appropriate time, private transfer to the airport for your flight to Iguazu. From Iguazu airport, private transfer to the Selected Hotel.

Day 05: Iguazu

Full Day Argentine Falls

Visit the Argentinean side of the Iguazu Falls, located inside Iguazu National Park, one of the first protected nature areas in South America and a UNESCO Heritage Site. At the Visitor's Center board an open train for the 15-minute ride to the Cataratas Station. From here, follow a pleasant easy walking path through the forest that will lead to numerous lookouts along the upper and lower trail for a close-up look of many of the 275 waterfalls that drop from a height of 70 m/200 ft. Also take time to appreciate the lush rainforest, a natural greenhouse sheltering an amazing variety of ferns, orchids, begonias, birds and butterflies. Then board the train to continue to Garganta Station. Follow the 1200 m/4000-ft walkway to the Devil's Throat lookout; be prepared to get wet and watch the impressive rush of churning water thundering below. Return by train to the Visitor's Center. Drop-off at the hotel. 

The Great Adventure

This circuit offers an exciting adventure inside the Argentinean National Park, near the Iguazu Falls area. Travel in specially fitted 4WD vehicles,  in the company of by expert bilingual local guides, and explore the exuberant and well preserved ecosystem of the region. A short walk through the forest leads to the Iguazú River; board a Zodiac boat for a thrilling 30-minute boat ride that provides a close-up look at the San Martín and Bozzetti Falls.  Be prepared to get wet.  Tour length: 1hr.

Day 06: Iguazu – Esteros del Ibera

Full day San Ignacio Ruins Tour

Depart from your hotel in Iguazu for a 240 km/149 mi. drive to San Ignacio Ruins. Built in the 17th century by the Jesuits to convert the local Guarani Indians to Christianity, these mission ruins are some of the best- preserved Jesuit monuments in Argentina and were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Begin the tour with a visit to the archeological museum for an overview of the settlement. Next tour the remains of the mission, which include the main square, the rows of indigenous houses, the church, the cloister, the cemetery and shops. Afterwards, we visit the Wanda Mines, an active gemstone mine that extracts agate, amethyst, topaz and different types of quartz.  

After the tour, private transfer to Posadas airport for your flight to Rincon del Socorro Eco-Lodge in Corrientes Province.

Your stay at Estancia Rincon del Socorro includes full board, nature tours and leisure activities. Rincon del Socorro is a luxurious eco-lodge, perfectly located in the spectacular Esteros del Ibera Nature Reserve; it’s the perfect place to be for exploring the astonishing and protected Ibera wetlands. Choose from a range of activities, including horseback riding, boat tours, bird watching and nature observation, walking excursions and more. The area is home to capybaras (the largest rodent in the world, weighing up to 80 kg), caimans, marsh deer, howler and carayá monkeys, aquatic turtles, abundant bird species (jabiru storks, southern screamers, jacanas, rheas, etc.), butterflies, wild flowers and more.

You may choose among this great variety of activities:

Bird watching

Rincón del Socorro is an excellent place for birding; even non-birders will be impressed by the number of species! Almost 400 different species have been identified in this ecosystem and many can be spotted near or around the lodge. Much to the surprise of several ornithologists, the nearly extinct Yellow 

Cardinal can be seen in the lodge’s organic garden!

Horseback Riding

Socorro is ideal horseback riding country, and guests are encouraged to give it a try even if they're not seasoned riders. A horse offers a great vantage point for spotting wildlife, and riding is the most comfortable and easiest way to explore this ecosystem. The horses are surefooted and friendly, and the guides keep a watchful eye to assist novice riders. This is a good opportunity to learn a few words in Guarani as many guides still speak this ancient indigenous language.

Boat Trips  (SB: Ican’t seem to get ride of the rest of these spaces, but it looks betterwith no space I think)

The wetlands can also be explored by boat. Most guests prefer to make these trips in the early morning or early evening, when more birds and wildlife can be spotted.

Bicycle Rides

The lodge offers good quality all terrain bicycles, perfect for pedaling around the savannahs and fields.

Night safaris

Spotting nocturnal wildlife with strong spot lights is an exciting activity. Head out after dark to look for vizcachas, borrowing owl, crab eating fox, brocket deer and Geoffreys cats. Either head out on foot or in an all-terrain vehicle.

Nature walks

The estancia offers numerous guided or self-guided nature walks. Day hikes on easy to follow dirt roads and trails provide plenty of opportunity to spot local wildlife, perhaps even  the illusive Maned Wolf! Early in the evening is a great time to watch the birds come in for the night. Join a night excursion and see hundreds of masked vizcachas (rabbit-like rodent) come to life  once the sun goes down.

Day 07 - 08: Esteros del Ibera

Days at leisure to enjoy the activities of the Eco Lodge.

Day 09: Esteros del Ibera

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Tour descriptions and approximate times are for informational purposes only.
Some places described may be substituted and/or approximate times may be subject to change, due to unexpected circumstances or weather conditions.