Friday 3rd of January 2020 until Thursday 31st of December 2020
Tango, Wine and Waterfalls - 9 Days / 8 Nights - from $3094* per person (with World Journeys).
Enjoy time in Buenos Aires, the tango capital of the world and experience this elegant city that perfectly suits its reputation as the 'Paris of the Americas'. Then travel into the winelands spending time in Mendoza, a relaxed city flanked by the Andes and surrounded by world class Malbec grape vineyards and olive groves. Finish up by visiting unquestionably the world's most spectacular waterfalls at Iguazu, where hundreds of cataracts tumble amongst stunning sub-tropical rainforest.
Day 1: Buenos Aires. Private transfer on arrival to your centrally located hotel.
Day 2: Buenos Aires. This morning enjoy a city tour including visits to colourful La Boca, the Plaza de Mayo where Evita spoke those now famous words 'Don't cry for me Argentina' and to the elegant residential and embassy district of Palermo. In the evening you will enjoy a superb dinner and tango show.
Day 3: Buenos Aires. Enjoy a 'Parrilla' walking tour in either San Telmo or Palermo. Parrillas are Argentine restaurants offering the most traditional cuisine and during this afternoon experience, taste authentic Porteno flavours in restaurants that the locals frequent. Learn about Argentina's culture and traditions, and meet others during this relaxed and fun social tour.
Day 4: Buenos Aires > Mendoza. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Mendoza and on arrival transfer to your hotel. Mendoza was settled by immigrants from Spain, Italy and other European countries who came to the region, establishing vineyards that today produce delicious Malbec and many other fine wines.
Day 5: Mendoza. This morning enjoy a morning tour of the city Mendoza which is undoubtedly one of the most interesting cities in all of Argentina. It harmoniously blends the natural beauty of mountains, rivers and fertile grape-growing fields with beautiful buildings and interesting architecture. This city tour reveals the history and culture of a town first established by colonisers more than four centuries ago. Your excursion begins at Pedro del Castillo Square, the original centre of the old city founded in 1561 by Pedro del Castillo. Next, you will see the San Francisco ruins, remains of the temple destroyed by the 1861 earthquake which devastated the provincial capital, killing 4,300 of its 12,000 residents. Afterwards, the tour continues to General San Martin Park, considered to be a true greenbelt, where visitors can contemplate the lake, the rose garden and over 30 sculptures. Its famous Cerro de la Gloria has a monument to General San MartÃn's Ejercito de los Andes (Army of the Andes), for its liberation of Argentina, Chile and Peru from Spanish rule. The final stop is at an olive oil factory, to learn about the process and taste some of the products before returning to your hotel and the reminder of the day at leisure.
Day 6: Mendoza. Today you will enjoy a full day visiting a selection of wineries in the area. Head north to Lugan de Cuyo and Maipu, widely accepted as one of the best wine regions in Latin America, where great quality grapes are cultivated and recognised as the birthplace of the Malbec variety. You'll enjoy tasting at three different wineries, with lunch included at one of them. Return to your hotel later in the afternoon.
Day 7: Mendoza > Iguazu Falls. Transfer to the airport and fly to Iguazu where you are met and transferred to your hotel.
Located on the border between Argentina and Brazil, the waterfalls at Iguazu are unquestionably the most spectacular found on the planet and an amazing natural phenomena. It is essential to see the falls from both sides as each died offers a completely different vista.
Day 8: Iguazu Falls. Enjoy a private tour visiting the Brazilian side of the falls where you enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the falls in all their majesty. Seeing the waterfalls from the Brazil side is totally different and panoramically stunning as you view the majority of the falls looking back across the river into Argentina. The sheer volume of water will blow you away! Also included today will be a visit to the excellent Parque des Aves bird and wildlife park - possibly the best nature park of its kind in South America. Return to your hotel situated back across the border in Argentina.
Day 9: Iguazu Falls. Today undertake a private sightseeing tour of the Argentine side of the falls including the most impressive cataract of all, the 'Devils Throat'. Entering the Iguazu National Park on the Argentine side of the falls, stop at the Interpretation Centre where you will board a train to first station called Cataratas. Here enjoy a very scenic walk along the lower catwalks under the waterfalls and then the higher catwalks above them. Continue by train to the next station where you will walk some 1Km on a catwalk to the famous Devil's Throat - the most impressive waterfall.
Afterwards visiting the falls in the morning, you will be dropped off at the airport for your departure flight where services end.
Includes: • 8 nights' accommodation • Transfers and transport • Sightseeing and entrance fees • Iguazu Falls National Park fees • 8 breakfasts
Departs: Daily from 03 Jan - 31 Dec 2020.
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