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Five Star Tour

Starting at USD $4990* per person in double occupancy; additional fees apply for single occupancy

Treat yourself to 11 deluxe days in Argentina!

The very best of Argentina, with all hotels ranked among the best in South America as members of The Leading Hotels of the World and Relais & Châteaux. A wonderful trip that includes traditional points of interest from Buenos Aires to the Straits of Magellan, as well as the Beagle Channel, as you explore some of the most beautiful regions on earth— Bariloche, Tierra del Fuego and Patagonia, lands of virgin forests and spectacular glaciers.

Relais & Châteaux and The Leading Hotels of the World feature an exclusive collection of signature properties around the world with the highest standards of excellence, hospitality and luxury. Indulge yourself at one of these 5-star hotels and the unparalleled comfort they offer, where first-class service is always the norm, rather than the exception. It offers the perfect choice for family getaways, romantic escapes and business meetings.

Available to start on Fridays and Mondays in Buenos Aires, or customize your itinerary.

Tour Features

* Price includes all tour features and is subject to change before tour confirmation due to seasonal variations

Day 1 – Arrival in Buenos Aires

Welcome to Argentina! Your 1stClassArgentina local host will greet you at Ezeiza International Airport, and introduce you to Buenos Aires, dubbed "the Paris of the Southern Hemisphere," as you make your way to your downtown accommodations at the Alvear Palace.

Later in the afternoon, we invite you to a panoramic Buenos Aires city tour. At first glimpse, we arrive at a typical postcard view of Buenos Aires: the Obelisco on 9 de Julio avenue and the Colon theater. We conintue to Plaza de Mayo, the city’s founding center, with its surrounding sites and buildings of historical relevance. Taking a walk around the square you will observe the Cabildo of Buenos Aires, the old municipal authority and building; the Metropolitan Cathedral; the Casa Rosada (pink house) Presidential headquarters; and the Palacio de Gobierno (City Hall building). Continuing south, we enter San Telmo and La Boca, the oldest neighborhoods of the city, with its centuries-old churches, conventillos (old immigrant houses), markets and museums.

Now heading north, we drive through a more recent borough, Puerto Madero, a newly revitalized city port which has become known for its gastronomic delights, offering numerous options for buffet and a-la-carte dining: typical Argentinean cuisine as well as Asian, Italian, Brazilian, and American comfort food. Lastly we visit elegant the neighborhood of Recoleta and a walking tour of the Cemetery, where you can see, among others, the tombs of Eva Perón, Adolfo Bioy Casares and Facundo Quiroga.

Day 2 - Enjoy Buenos Aires' cultural offerings or take an optional tour to the Pampas

Opt for a full-day Fiesta Gaucha tour with a BBQ lunch and spectacular Gaucho display. Experience life on an Estancia, or farm ranch, featuring traditional folk dances and horseback riding, where Gauchos show us their Creole horse skills such as sortija races, horseback sprints, lassoing and hog-tying. The tour includes a reception, full lunch and tea time with exquisite local specialties including empanadas, Asado criollo and torta fritas. Guests can explore the estancia on foot or on horseback, accompanied by seasoned gauchos. Horsedrawn carriages are also available. Tonight, enjoy a gourmet dinner and a 1st Class Tango Show at Rojo Tango.

Day 3 - Shopping in Buenos Aires

A day of leisure for shopping time! Or, optional sightseeing on the Riverside train to Tigre Delta.

Day 4 - Buenos Aires / Bariloche

After a hearty breakfast, your guide will escort you to the local airport for your morning flight to Bariloche. You will arrive on the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi, surrounded by Andean peaks, glacial lakes and ancient volcanoes. It is by far the most visited destination in Patagonia, offering year round attractions to all. Your local host will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your accommodations at Llao-Llao Hotel & Resort.

Day 5 - Small Circuit and Panoramic Point

After breakfast, we invite you to the Small Circuit, a scenic route were you will enjoy both the scenery and some unique local flavors. There are beautiful views throughout, where you can stop to admire several points and natural lookouts such as Bahia Lopez (Lopez Bay) and Punto Panorámico (Panoramic Point), and San Eduardo Chapel as well as the traditional Colonia Suiza village. We include tickets to a chairlift which carries you up to the top of Mount Campanario and a wonderful bird's-eye view of the area. Several teahouses and restaurants offer delicious meals and snacks to add some flavor to the tour. You can also buy knitted goods, candles and a variety of other area handcrafts along the way.

Day 6 - Explore Nahuel Huapi National Park

Bariloche is located within the Nahuel Huapi National Park, in the foothills of the Andes. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains and crystal clear lakes, the park features vast and diverse offerings of Patagonian fauna, rapid rivers, waterfalls and colorful flora also. There are several areas in the park accessible by car, bus or hydrofoil catamaran.

Day 7 - Bariloche / El Calafate

Transfer to the airport for your flight to El Calafate, a nice touristy village with a little over ten thousand inhabitants mainly working in the tourism industry, and most importantly next to Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the world's largest active continental glaciers. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, enjoy its breathtaking beauty and unusual behavior.  Your local host will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel inside the national park. Almost at the end of the world, between lakes, woods and mountains, the sky blends with the glacier's bluish white. Acommodations at Hosteria Eolo.

This is an authentic Patagonian resort with rustic lodging but elegant design, impressive vistas and gourmet cuisine. It is nestled on 9,884 acres of pristine Patagonia steppe, mountains, lakes and glaciers and surrounded with the most enjoyable tranquility. Don't miss this one-of-a-kind experience!

Day 8 - Full-day Sightseeing to the Perito Moreno Glacier

The glacier offers an astonishing ice river, two miles wide and 300 feet high along its front wall, with a 5 km glacial tongue descending onto the lake. This creates a unique phenomenon, when after periods of four to eight years the tongue of the glacier advances down enough to block the lake and reach the opposite margin. After resisting the pressure of the lakeís currents, it breaks and falls, which is truly a most spectacular natural phenomena. The tour includes an hourís navigation and national park fees.

Medium- to high-intensity minitrekking excursions over the glacier are also available for an additional fee. After a delicious breakfast, we head to Bajo de las Sombras pier, and sail through the south wall, then walking through the woods and finally over the glacier itself. Finally, we will have a picnic in the woods, in front of the glacier. In the afternoon, after a snack, we still have time to enjoy the natural beauty. Transportation and equipment will be provided, though we suggest you do not forget water-proof shoes and your sunglasses!

Day 9 - El Calafate / Ushuaia

Transfer to El Calafate Airport for your flight to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. Your local guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel accommodations at Las Hayas Hotel and Resort. In the afternoon, take advantage of the long-lasting daylight and enjoy Ushuaia at your leisure — a land of legends that many audacious spirits have dreamt of visiting. Ushuaia is sparsely inhabited by only those who have accepted the challenge of isolation and the company of nature at its best!

Day 10 - Ushuaia & Beagle Canal, Nature & Wildlife

The hydrofoil departs from the pier towards the southeast, sailing first in the Ushuaia Bay, with our backs facing the city. During the tour we will have the opportunity to observe the majestic Black Eyebrow Albatross, Imperial cormorants, as well as Squads and different kinds of sea gulls and funny steamer ducks, or Alakush. Our navigation continues as we pass Les Eclaireurs Archipelago. Here we visit Sea Lion's Island for observation of the two species (one- and two-hair) of sea lions, typical of the canal. Bearing east we sail directly to the Martillo Island to watch the elegant Magellan penguins (Martillo Island available December through March only).

Day 11 - Ushuaia and International Flight Return

Morning at leisure for shopping time! Hotel checkout and transfer to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires International Airport in Ezeiza, where you connect with your return flight.

Cruises to Antarctica and Punta Arenas available!

Call your Travel Consultant at toll free (800) 240-9189 for a free consultation.