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Buenos Aires: Piazzolla Tango Show with Optional Dinner

1. Buenos Aires: Piazzolla Tango Show with Optional Dinner

Enjoy a night of live tango and dance performances in the historic Galería Güemes, a classic 1915 theater in the heart of Buenos Aires. The show pays tribute to Astor Piazzolla, one of the most important tango composers in Argentina. Astor was revolutionary, bringing a new face to traditional tango.   The show is conducted by the Piazzolla Tango sextet, and great Argentinean voices will perform Las Cuatro Estaciones del Tango (Four Season of Tango). The music is based on traditional songs by Astor Piazzolla and other great Argentinian composers. Before the performance starts, join the free tango class from 8:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Due to ongoing COVID-19 virus preventative measures, the tango class is not part of this activity until further notice. Select the drinks package to enjoy 2 drinks along with the show tickets. Or choose the dinner option, and savor a delicious 3-course meal with drinks before the performance starts.

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Iguazu Falls: Gran Aventura Boat and Argentinian Falls Tour

2. Iguazu Falls: Gran Aventura Boat and Argentinian Falls Tour

Your Gran Aventure adventure begins with pickup from your hotel, then heads into Iguazu National Park. Board your boat for the tour and sail up close to the powerful cascading waterfalls. Feel the thrill of adrenaline rush through your body as you admire these imposing and magnificent waterfalls. Don’t be afraid to get a little wet too and embrace the odd splash or two! After the excitement of the boat ride, spend the rest of the day exploring the waterfall’s stunning surrounding jungle. First enjoy a thrilling 4×4 ride through the park, and listen to your guide share information about the park itself, the waterfalls, the region’s native flora and fauna, and more. Next, set off for a stroll through the park which has 3 main trails — the Superior, the Inferior, and the Devil’s Throat. Discover the natural wonders of the park on each of the trails as you ride on the park’s convenient ecological train, which is included in the entrance fee.

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El Calafate: Perito Moreno Glacier Mini Trekking Experience

3. El Calafate: Perito Moreno Glacier Mini Trekking Experience

Start your trip with pick-up from certain hotels in El Calafate and take the 1.5-hour transfer to Bajo de las Sombras Port. Board a boat to cross the Rico channel. Join a group of up to 20 people and take a 20-minute walk to the glacier.  When you arrive, get kitted out with crampons and begin the ascent. Hike for approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes enjoying the ice formations and discovering the flora, fauna, and glaciology of the region. Learn about the phenomenon of glacier rupture.  Then, return to the refuge through the Magellanic forest. From there, cross the Rich Arm of Lago Argentino and sail in front of the glacier. After this, spend approximately 1 hour exploring a network of walkways which offer a new perspective of the Perito Moreno Glacier.

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Lake Excursion to Victoria Island and Arrayanes Forest

4. Lake Excursion to Victoria Island and Arrayanes Forest

Start the first section of the tour in the Quetrihue Peninsula where you will visit the Arrayanes Forst.  After a quick walk, you will arrive at Bosque de Arrayanes where you will stay for 45 minutes and cross the forest on a path that is 2625 feet (800m) long. This trip culminates in the mythical cabin that functions as a tea house. From there you will board the catamaran and resumes your tour as you head to Bahía Anchorena. After several minutes of navigation, the catamaran will arrive at Puerto Anchorena. Once off the boat, you will begin your tour of the island. Among the possible activities, you can take the historical route, which is a 1-hour walk where you will have access to information related to the history of the island and its flora and fauna. The other option is you can trek to Piedras Blancas on a 5 mile (8km) route. You can also visit Toro Beach, where you can see cave paintings or the recreation area where you can take a break and even eat lunch. It should be noted that the island has a confectionery, where passengers have the opportunity to have lunch or a snack.

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El Calafate: Todo Glaciares Boat Trip

5. El Calafate: Todo Glaciares Boat Trip

Start the tour with a pickup from your hotel in El Calafate around 7:00 AM to undertake the 47km route to the Punta Bandera Port where your boat departs at 9:00 AM. The first part of the trip takes place in the north arm of the Argentino Lake before crossing into the Boca del Diablo, the narrowest part of the lake. Then, go to the Upsala and Spegazzini channels where you can view the respective glaciers. The Upsala Glacier is the largest on the Argentino Lake and can be seen from about 20km away. The Spegazzini Glacier is the highest and you can also see the Dry, Heim Sur, and Peineta glaciers. After entering the Spegazzini Channel, a 300-meter path will be crossed without difficulty through the forest along the coast of the lake making stops at viewpoints overlooking the entire Bay of Glaciers. Arrive at the Spegazzini Refuge where you can enjoy an optional 3-course lunch with drinks, visit the shop, and contemplate the landscape from the terrace.  For those who enjoy walking, the mountain path offers a 700m trek of medium difficulty through a wooded path with natural viewpoints of the Spegazzini Glacier ending at the landing point. Return to the boat and head back to El Calafate where you’ll be dropped off back at your hotel.

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From Mendoza: High Andes Aconcagua Mountain Tour

6. From Mendoza: High Andes Aconcagua Mountain Tour

Get picked up from your hotel in Mendoza and get on the road for a full day of exploration in the Andes. On Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, begin by taking the dirt roads through Villavicencio where you can catch amazing views of the highest peaks in the Andes. Reach Uspallata Valley and make your first stop at the town of Uspallata where the native Huarpes settled during the pre-Hispanic era. Take your time to soak in the Andean scenery and grab a snack. Continue on to Polvaredas and Punta de Vacas where you can reach one of the best Mendoza ski resorts, Los Penitentes. Take the opportunity to snap some photos before getting to Puente del Inca, a natural arch situated 2,720 meters above sea level formed when the Las Cuevas River bored through the mountain side. Admire the swirls of colored rock and the mountain views from the bridge. Journey towards the Chilean border and notice as the mountains grow larger. Stop at a natural viewpoint and take in views of the magnificent Aconcagua, the largest mountain in both the Southern and Western Hemispheres at 6,960 meters high. From November to April, it's possible to enter the Aconcagua Provincial Park and hike to the Horcones Lagoon (this is an optional activity and the entrance fee to the park is not included). Then head to Las Cuevas village for free time and a bite to eat if you so choose. Journey back to Mendoza on the famous Ruta 7 and get dropped off at your hotel.

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Perito Moreno Glacier with Optional Nautical Safari

7. Perito Moreno Glacier with Optional Nautical Safari

Start your day with pick up from your hotel and head out on Route 11, bordering Lake Argentino. Travel 80 kilometers from El Calafate to the Moreno Glacier. On the drive out of El Calafate, you can see beautiful Lake Argentino with its Redonda Bay and try to spot its wide variety of birds. Within the first 40 kilometers, you’ll travel through the Patagonian Steppe, then enter the national park. You will arrive at the “Curva de los Suspiros” or “Sigh Curve”, the first panoramic viewpoint of the Perito Moreno Glacier. Enjoy a short stop to take pictures before moving on to Bajo las Sombras Port. You will have the option of taking an additional one-hour boat trip through the southern arm of the Iceberg Channel in order to see different views of the Perito Moreno Glacier Wall. Back at the Port, a system of balconies and footbridges allow you to enjoy walks along different paths and to take in amazing views of the glacier. After some free time for walking and lunch, make your way back to El Calafate.  

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Ushuaia: Beagle Channel & Sea Wolves Island Catamaran Cruise

8. Ushuaia: Beagle Channel & Sea Wolves Island Catamaran Cruise

Start the tour in the local tourist dock and board a modern and comfortable boat. Set sail and cross the wide Ushuaia Bay until you reach the Beagle Channel through Paso Chico. Then, navigate around the Bird's Island where you can appreciate species of the Tierra del Fuego's seabirds such as skuas, black-browed albatross, steam ducks, cauquenes, cook seagulls, and gray seagulls. After that, reach Sea Lion Island which also belongs to the Bridges Archipelago and is inhabited by 2 different species of sea lion. Arrive at the Les Eclaireurs (The Illuminators) Lighthouse where you will find imperial and rocky cormorants colonies. Hear the story of the collapse of the SS Monte Cervantes in 1930. Next, descend into Puerto Karelo to see the authentic shelly deposits (conchero's) of Yamana peoples. Enjoy a guided hike here which lasts takes approximately 20 minutes, finishing at a panoramic viewpoint where you can capture excellent photographs. On the return journey, marvel at the incredible views of the surrounding mountain ranges and sumptuous vegetation which surround the city of Ushuaia.

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Buenos Aires: Tango Porteño Show with Optional Dinner

9. Buenos Aires: Tango Porteño Show with Optional Dinner

Travel back in time with a thrilling and sensual show at the “Tango Porteño”. Experience one of the best shows in Buenos Aires in one of the city’s most famous venues. Enter a show theater that has been converted from a luxurious art-deco MGM movie theater near the Obelisk– a relic of the time when tango was forbidden for being too risqué. Marvel at the “Bailando Tango,” a performance crafted by the multi-award-winning dancer and choreographer Mora Godoy.  “Bailando Tango” captures the wistful spirit of the golden age of tango and combines it with high energy flips, lifts, and acrobatics. See a Broadway-like twist on the classic tango. Be swept away by the performances of dozens of artists and an orchestra composed of 8 musicians. Choose either the 3-course dinner menu or the dinner menu with unlimited drinks and make your night even more special.

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Mendoza: Half-Day Wine Tour with Tastings

10. Mendoza: Half-Day Wine Tour with Tastings

This tour amidst vineyards will show you how some human effort has transformed the desert into a modern-day oasis. You will learn all about how this was achieved through an irrigation system of canals inherited from the Huarpes, the native inhabitants of this region. You will visit two or three selected wineries in the Luján de Cuyo or Maipú regions. This is an area where your enologist guides will explain the process of wine making. Following this educational lesson, you will also have the chance to taste some of the best wines in the region in both wineries. You will then visit an olive oil factory, another specialty of the Mendoza region. At the conclusion of your tour, you will return to your accommodation in Mendoza City.

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No trip to Argentina would be complete without a visit to the beautiful capital city of Buenos Aires. With its European architecture, diverse neighborhoods, and numerous attractions, this Spanish-speaking city has something for everyone.

When in Buenos Aires, Tango! Tango, which was designated a world heritage of humanity by UNESCO in 2009, was born in the poor districts of Buenos Aires. Visitors to Buenos Aires can take tango lessons, enjoy a delicious dinner, and dance the night away at one of the many tango clubs located in the La Boca neighborhood.

Sports fans will want to visit the home fields of the rival soccer teams Boca Juniors and River Plate. Located in La Boca and the Belgrano districts, respectively, both stadiums feature museums and tours are available which will take you into preferential seating and other privileged areas.

Visitors should take advantage of their time in Buenos Aires by learning some Spanish. Short courses are available which will teach basics of the language and culture. Learning a little Spanish will make a visit to Argentina even more fulfilling.

The areas outside the city of Buenos Aires are well worth exploring. Day trips to Argentine ranches, or estancias, often feature horse riding, authentic meals, and the opportunity to watch gauchos at work. Another nearby trip is to the island town of Tigre. Tigre is a popular getaway for residents of Buenos Aires and is home to The Naval Museum, numerous rowing clubs, and lavish mansions.

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