Argentina in Depth

Independent Tour - Buenos Aires to Iguazu Falls

with Viva Expeditions

Join this 15 day tour to experience Argentina in depth. The journey starts in Argentina's vibrant cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires, where you will enjoy a passionate tango show and delicious dinner. Continue to El Calafate to discover the Southern Patagonian Ice Fields and see the famous Perito Moreno Glacier. Visit Bariloche, a picturesque lakeside town surrounded by mountains and forests, and wander around the historical city of Salta, known as ''Salta la Linda''. Take a short flight to Iguazu Falls to witness the roaring waterfalls from both t he Argentinean and Brazilian side before heading back home.


  • Witness the largest and the most impressive waterfalls in the world
  • Enjoy an intimate & passionate tango show
  • Admire fantastic Glaciers




Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Buenos Aires

On arrival into Buenos Aires you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Buenos Aires, Argentina’s elegant, historic and cosmopolitan capital, is known as the “Paris of the South” due to its European atmosphere with glamorous avenues lined with fashionable shops and Parisian-style restaurants and cafes.  Overnight in Buenos Aires

Day 2 - Buenos Aires

Today you have the option of exploring Buenos Aires by regular bus or for the more adventurous, by bicycle (please advise your preference at the time of booking). You will visit many of the highlights that Buenos Aires has to offer including San Telmo, Plaza de Mayo, La Boca, the old docks etc.
Afternoon is at leisure before your evening Dinner & Tango show.  Overnight in Buenos Aires

Day 3 - Buenos Aires

Today is free to enjoy the sights and sounds of this world famous city.  We have a great selection of optional day tours. Please ask for more details.  Overnight in Buenos Aires

Day 4 - Buenos Aires -El Calafate

Transfer from your hotel to the airport for your onward flight to El Calafate (Flight Included). Upon arrival in to El Calafate you will be met & transferred to your hotel.
The town is near the edge of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field and one of the gateways to World Heritage listed Parque Nacional Los Glaciers.  Overnight in El Calafate

Day 5 - Perito Moreno Glacier

Enjoy a full day visit to incredible Perito Moreno Glacier where your senses will be assaulted as you witness the spectacle of ice crashing from the glacier-face into the waters below. This incredible experience.  Includes National Park entrance fees and additional 1 hour navigation to the south wall.  Overnight in El Calafate

Day 6 - Rios de Hielo Glacier Boat Trip

Navigate lake Argentino and see the Upsala and Spegazzini Glaciers. Departing the pier at around 09hs after a safety briefing, the boat heads northwest along the northern arm of Lake Argentino towards the Upsala Canal, where there is a spectacular wall of ice and fantastic panoramic views of the Upsala Glacier. Then the boat turns south down the Spegazzini Canal, from where the Seco Glacier can be seen en route to the Spegazzini Glacier, the highest in the Glacier National Park. The boat moors back at Puerto Bandera at 14hs and drop of at the hotel is at about 15hs.
Essential Info: Pick up at central hotels from 07.30hs, everyday (weather allowing).  Box Lunch included.  Overnight in El Calafate

Day 7 - El Calafate - Bariloche

Today we will transfer you to the airport for your onward flight to Bariloche (Flight Included). Upon arrival in to Bariloche, you will be transferred to your hotel.
San Carlos de Bariloche lies on the southern shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi in the foothills of the Andes surrounded by mountains and forests. Its location is stunning, surrounded by the Nahuel Huapi National Park, the oldest National Park in Argentina.  Overnight in Bariloche

Day 8 - Bariloche

We leave the city behind to take in the breath taking views offered by Llao Llao Peninsula’s short circuit. Home to a number of protected species as well as the iconic Llao Llao Hotel, the peninsula is nothing short of spectacular. We begin on the southern shore of the famous Lake Nahuel Huapi before heading to Mt Campanario where we take a 10 minute chairlift ride to the top of the mountain.
With an abundance of forests, mountains and lakes, today is picture postcard perfect and with numerous stops along the way we will ensure that you have ample opportunity to capture these unforgettable sights.  Includes transfers from Central Hotels & chairlift.  Overnight in Bariloche

Day 9 - Bariloche

The most traditional boat trip in the Nahuel Huapi National Park. Visit the world famous and unique Arrayanes forest. Setting sail from Puerto Pañuelo, you will arrive at the Quetrihue Peninsula after an hour. Here you can admire the magnificence of the unique Arrayanes forest and, walking along a decked path, you will be able to see many different species. Next you will set sail to Victoria Island, arriving at Puerto Anchorena after about 40 minutes. This shared tour includes the entrance fee to Nahuel Huapi National Park, pier tax and return shared transfers from your hotel to Puerto Panuelo.  Overnight in Bariloche

Day 10 - Bariloche -Salta

Today you will be transferred to Bariloche Airport for your flight to Salta (Flight Included) Upon arrival in to Salta you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Known as ''Salta la Linda'' (Salta the Pretty), Salta is a provincial capital in the mountainous north western part of Argentina. Founded in 1582, it is known for its Spanish colonial architecture and cobblestone streets as well as its Andean heritage.  Overnight in Salta

Day 11 - Salta - Cafayate

We set out from Salta travelling south to El Carril and entering the Laurel and Escoipe Gorges. From here we head up the Cuesta del Obispo, enjoying stunning views of the Enchanted Valley below before reaching the Mill Stone. At 3,384 meters, this is the highest point of the trip. From here we cross the Los Cardones National Park, named after the cactus plants that grow here before stopping at the charming mountain town of Cachi.  We continue along Route 40 to arrive in the sleepy town of Cafayate where we spend the night.  Overnight in Cafayate

Day 12 - Cafayate - Salta

We begin this morning with a tour of Cafayate before boarding the bus for our return journey. This time we follow Route 68 traversing the Quebrada de las Conchas (Valley of Shells), where erosion caused by wind and water has carved various recognisable shapes out of the bright red rock.  Overnight in Salta

Day 13 - Salta - Iguazu

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight to Iguazu (Flight Included).  Upon arrival you will be met & transferred to your hotel.  The spectacular Iguazu Falls that straddle the Argentine-Brazil border, are made up of 275 individual waterfalls lining a 2.7km wide horseshoe-shaped gorge.  Iguazu Tourist Tax payable locally. Approx. ARS50 (USD3.40) per person. Subject to change.  Overnight in Iguazu, Argentina

Day 14 - Iguazu

In the early morning we will visit the Iguazu Falls on the Argentinian side. We will ride the Rainforest Ecological train and then explore panoramic views from above and below the waterfalls. We will visit the Devils Falls, which is said to be one of the most spectacular falls and you have the option of taking a boat ride under the Falls (additional costs apply. Payable locally). National Park fees included.  Overnight in Iguazu, Argentina

Day 15 - Iguazu

Today we see the falls from the Brazilian side of the border. After arriving at the visitor center, we board buses for a tour of the park. Equipped with panoramic windows, the buses are designed to maximize your views of the falls, while the walkways and steps allow you to get up close to the spray.
*Optional - Add on a visit to the Bird Park, or why not book an amazing helicopter flight over the falls. Additional costs apply. Please ask for more details.
At the end of the tour you will be taken to the airport for your onward flight (Flight to depart after 3.30pm. Flight Not included)

*Why not extend your stay & head to Rio. Please ask for more details


Please note: Prices shown are based on low season travel. Ask your travel specialist to price based on your intended travel dates.

Iguazu Tourist Tax payable locally. Approx. ARS50 (USD3.40) per person. Subject to change

International flights are NOT included. However can be added. Please ask for more details.

Travel Dates:
Specific travel dates apply

*per person share twin

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  • 14 nights in standard accommodation
  • Breakfast daily, and other meals as outlined in the included sightseeing tours
  • Sightseeing on a shared basis as outlined in the tour itinerary with English speaking guides
  • All transfers, on either a private or shared basis
  • Internal Flights
  • Entrance fees & National Park fees, unless otherwise stated
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