Wildlife and natural wonders, from Atlantic Patagonia to the falls of Iguazu
Travel the eastern coast of Argentina—“Atlantic Patagonia”—and end up in Iguazú, where the mist of the “Devil’s Throat” and almost 9,000 cumulative feet of waterfalls await you. This eight-day journey includes a stop at Puerto Pirámides for unforgettable whale watching. In Bahía Bustamante—recently featured in The New York Times—we’ll relax at the edge of the world: great desert moonscapes, red rock coastal lands, shimmering Patagonian seas. Visit a Patagonian ranch still in operation, see the petrified forest, and hike the strange, otherworldy landscape of the southern Atlantic coast. We’ll rest in cozy estancias and historic boutique hotels along the sprawling sea. Savor meals of wild, local fare including sea algae, fish, and lamb. In Buenos Aires, we’ll see the mansions of Palermo, visit Plaza de Mayo’s neo-classical cathedral, and wander the charming cobblestoned San Telmo neighborhood.
8 days of easy wildlife viewing, boating and optional horseback riding
- Visit Iguazú, where the mist of the “Devil’s Throat” and almost 9,000 cumulative feet of waterfalls await you
- Discover “Atlantic Patagonia” and its desert moonscapes, red rock coastal lands, shimmering Patagonian seas, and petrified forests
- Overnight in cozy estancias and historic boutique hotels
- See the mansions of Palermo in Buenos Aires and wander charming San Telmo
Duration: 8 days Start Location: Buenos Aires End Location: Buenos AiresDownload Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Buenos Aires
Arrive in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Enjoy an afternoon guided tour of Buenos Aires.
Day 2 : Bahia Bustamante
Fly from Buenos Aires to Comodoro Rivadavia airport. Transfer to Bahia Bustamante.
Day 3 : Bahia Bustamante
Explore Bahia Bustamante.
Day 4 : Bahia Bustamante
Explore Bahia Bustamante.
Day 5 : Puerto Madryn & Peninsula Valdés whale watching
Early in the morning, transfer north toward Peninsula Valdés to go whale watching and visit a paleontologic museum.
Day 6 : Fly to Iguazú
Transfer to the Trelew airport to fly to Iguazú via Buenos Aires.
Day 7 : Iguazú National Park
Visit to Iguazu Falls and the national park.
Day 8 : Departure
Transfer to Puerto Iguazu airport and return to Buenos Aires. Depart on international flight back home from Buenos Aires.
DATES: Best time to go: September - November Departures: Sep 19 - 26, 2013 Oct 17 - 24, 2013 Nov 14 - 21, 2013
Loi Suites Recoleta
This five star hotel is located in the most elegant area of the city, at walking distance from museums, art galleries, shopping areas, historical architecture and beautiful parks.
Loi Suites IguazúIguazú
Loi Suites Iguazu has 162 fully-equipped guest rooms with amazing views of the forest. It offers a spa, two restaurants, and additional services such as water sports and boat services to Iguazú National Park.
Estancia PatagonicaPueblo Alguero - Bahia Bustamante
There you will find The Restaurant which offers typical regional food based on our own production of marine algae, lamb and mutton, fish, and fruit and vegetables from our garden. The Club, equipped with pool table, ping pong table and Sapo. The Museum, with an exhibiti on of old photographs of the beginnings of the Argentine seaweed industry, which took place on our beaches. The Living Room, which invites you to read or simply to contemplate the sea through enormous windows. Bar service is available.
Hotel TerritorioPunta Cuevas - Peninsula Valdez
Territorio is a boutique hotel situated in the historical site of Punta Cuevas, landing location of the Welsh settlers. Its strategic location allows every one of its 36 rooms to have a breathtaking view of the ocean while allowing guests to walk to the centre of the city. The nature of Península Valdés—exceptional marine life offering new species to be discovered every month—and the history of the Welsh immigrants, who first faced the challenge of Patagonia in Puerto Madryn, come together at Territorio, where the past meets the present.
Properties shown are representative of the accommodations we use on this trip, may not be inclusive of all accommodations we use, and are subject to change.
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