Our 12-Night Argentine Adventure: Exploring Buenos Aires, Mendoza, Salta, and Iguazu Falls
Embark on an unforgettable journey through Argentina’s diverse landscapes with our 12-night tour. Discover four captivating destinations that offer a range of experiences.
Begin your adventure in the vibrant city of Buenos Aires, where you’ll spend 3 nights exploring its iconic landmarks and immersing yourself in its rich culture. Don’t miss the chance to indulge in a mesmerizing dinner tango show, a true highlight of Argentine entertainment.
Next, take a short flight to Mendoza, a paradise for wine enthusiasts. Spend 3 nights delving into the world of winemaking, tasting the renowned Malbec wines, and soaking up the enchanting beauty of the vineyards.
From Mendoza, journey to the charming city of Salta, your gateway to the breathtaking Quebrada de Humahuaca. Marvel at the stunning landscapes as you explore this UNESCO World Heritage site. Experience the exhilarating “Tren a las Nubes” (Train to the Clouds), a railway journey that will take your breath away.
Conclude your adventure in Iguazu, home to the awe-inspiring Iguazu Falls. Witness the sheer power and beauty of this natural wonder as you visit both the Argentine and Brazilian sides of the falls.
Ready to embark on this incredible journey? Request your tour now and get a personalized quote. Let us create an unforgettable Argentine experience tailored just for you.
Welcome to Buenos Aires, the vibrant capital of Argentina and one of the most significant cities on the continent. From European-style architecture to the world-famous Tango and mouth-watering cuisine, Buenos Aires offers a unique blend of history, culture, and modernity that you won’t find anywhere else.
Once you arrive at the international airport, Ministro Pistarini (also known as Ezeiza), you’ll be greeted with warmth and hospitality by the locals, known as “Porteños.” With your first day free, you can take the time to relax and soak in the city’s energy as you settle into your accommodation for the next three nights.
But if you’re an active person who’s eager to get started with exciting activities right away, take a look at our optional tours. We offer a wide range of solutions to suit any traveler’s preferences.
So whether you’re interested in exploring the city’s historic landmarks, experiencing its vibrant nightlife, or indulging in its culinary delights, we’ve got you covered.
Get ready for an unforgettable journey in Buenos Aires – we can’t wait to show you around!
Join us for a fascinating tour of Buenos Aires, the most European city in South America. We’ll start our tour after breakfast, taking in the city’s highlights and experiencing its unique blend of European and Latin American cultures.
As we explore different parts of the city, you’ll see firsthand how European architecture and design influenced Buenos Aires at the turn of the last century, when Argentina was the sixth-ranked nation on the planet.
Our tour includes several iconic locations, such as La Boca, home to the famous Caminito, and the Boca Juniors Stadium, “La Bombonera”. Next, we’ll visit San Telmo, another must-see location in Buenos Aires. If you’re visiting on a Sunday, you’ll have the chance to explore the renowned San Telmo fair, where you can discover unique antiques and immerse yourself in the local culture.
We’ll also visit the iconic Plaza de Mayo, where you’ll see the “Casa Rosada” (Pink House), the Cabildo, the Cathedral, and other historical landmarks. Along the way, you’ll also catch a glimpse of the Obelisk and 9 de Julio Avenue. If you’re an opera lover, you won’t want to miss the chance to visit the Colon Theatre, one of the world’s premier opera theaters. You can take a guided tour if you like, but be sure to book your tickets in advance.
Our tour will also take us to other fascinating parts of the city, such as the Recoleta, Palermo, and Puerto Madero neighborhoods. Puerto Madero, in particular, is a revitalized dockside area with a diverse culinary scene, where you can end your tour with a delicious lunch and a taste of the regional cuisine.
After our tour, you’ll have the freedom to explore the city on your own. There are plenty of things to do, such as going on a walking tour of the Colon Theatre or taking an excursion to the Tigre Delta. And if you’re looking for more activities, check out the optional tours we have available, such as a fantastic Tango Show or a Buenos Aires by-night activity.
At the end of the day, you’ll return to your hotel and get some rest in preparation for your next adventure.
After breakfast, we will embark on a trip to the Pampas to visit traditional estancias or farms. This excursion, known as the “Fiesta Gaucha,” is one of the most popular cultural activities to do while visiting Buenos Aires. You’ll have the opportunity to experience the usual “Asado Criollo,” spectacular horseback riding, and traditional folklore presentations. After lunch, which is included, we’ll enjoy some gaucho demonstrations with horses during Carreras de Sortijas.
We’ll return to the hotel around 5 p.m., and you’ll have some free time to relax or take advantage of the optional activities listed below. We’re always prepared to assist you.
As always, you are free to choose any of the available evening activities.
After a leisurely breakfast, take some time to relax and savor your remaining moments in this beautiful destination. Later, we will arrange a seamless transfer to the local airport, ensuring a smooth transition to your next destination. If you’re looking to make the most of your time, consider the optional activities listed below for additional exploration and enjoyment.
Welcome to Mendoza City, the capital of the province of Mendoza and a gateway to the beautiful High Andes region. Known as the symbol of wine, Mendoza offers a unique experience for wine enthusiasts, with its renowned Malbec and a plethora of wineries and vineyards located in the charming areas of Lujan de Cuyo, Maipu, and its surroundings. After your arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel to unwind and rest. If you’re an adventurous soul, there are also exciting optional activities available for you to explore. Please take a look at the list below for more information.
After breakfast, we will embark on a full day of exploration, divided into two exciting activities. In the morning, we will embark on a city tour to discover the highlights of Mendoza. Our journey will take us through the historic old city, where Mendoza was born, and continue to Alameda, the downtown area. We will also visit the Civic Center, General San Martin Park, and admire the magnificent Cerro de la Gloria hill. Our tour will also include stops at the Mundialista Stadium and the Frank Romero Day amphitheater, which plays a central role in the renowned national festival called ‘Fiesta de la Vendimia.’
After enjoying some free time for lunch at your leisure, we will continue our adventure in the afternoon with a visit to the prestigious vineyards and wineries in the area. This wine tour will take us through the picturesque Mendoza oasis and the flourishing grape-growing regions. Many of the finest vineyards and wineries can be found in the enchanting Lujan de Cuyo area and its surroundings.
During our visit, we will have the privilege of exploring important and traditional vinicultural estates, where we will indulge in the delightful tasting of their exquisite products. Get ready to savor the finest Malbec wines and perhaps even bring home some bottles as a cherished memento. As our journey unfolds, we will also have the opportunity to admire the Carrodilla’s church, dedicated to the patron saint of vineyards.
After a day filled with unforgettable experiences, we will return to the city for a well-deserved overnight stay. Tomorrow, we will continue our adventure in this captivating region. Rest up and get ready for more remarkable discoveries in Mendoza!
After a satisfying breakfast, get ready for an unforgettable excursion that will take you on a scenic journey through the majestic Andes Mountains, an experience filled with natural beauty and awe-inspiring landscapes.
Our High Andes Way tour begins as we embark on a captivating drive along the renowned international route Nº 7. Along the way, you’ll be treated to breathtaking panoramic views of Potrerillos and Uspallata, showcasing the remarkable richness of the mountainous scenery.
Our first stop will be at the renowned Los Penitentes ski center (available during the winter season), where you can appreciate the snow-capped peaks and enjoy the invigorating alpine atmosphere. Next, we’ll visit Puente del Inca, a geological marvel with its striking rock formations and thermal hot springs at an elevation of 2720 meters above sea level.
Prepare to be amazed as we reach the “Mirador del Cerro Aconcagua,” a vantage point located on the international route that offers unparalleled views of Aconcagua, the towering colossus of the Americas, reaching an impressive height of 6962 meters above sea level. The sight of this majestic peak is sure to leave you in awe.
Continuing our journey, we’ll venture to Las Cuevas, the last Argentinean town before the Chilean border. Please note that access to the Redeeming Christ Monument is only permitted from January to March, subject to the approval of the competent authorities.
As the day draws to a close, we’ll make our way back to Mendoza, where you can reflect on the breathtaking sights and experiences of the day. Rest and rejuvenate for the adventures that lie ahead.
After enjoying a delicious breakfast, you have the morning free to unwind and make the most of your remaining time in Mendoza. Take this opportunity to relax, explore the surroundings, or engage in any personal activities of your choice. Later in the day, we will arrange your transfer to the airport, ensuring a smooth and convenient journey to your next destination.
Bid farewell to the captivating city of Mendoza as you embark on the next leg of your journey, carrying with you cherished memories of your time in this remarkable destination.
Arrive in Salta, the gateway to the captivating attractions of the Argentine Northwest. With its population of approximately 600,000 inhabitants, Salta holds a significant place as one of the country’s most important cities. Nestled in the Lerma Valley, Salta is often referred to as “Salta la Linda” or “Salta the Beautiful” for its enchanting blend of old-world colonial architecture, warm hospitality, favorable climate, and breathtaking natural landscapes stretching towards the western valleys.
Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel, where you can enjoy some free time to explore the city at your leisure. Take a leisurely stroll through the charming streets, absorb the historical charm, and immerse yourself in the welcoming atmosphere. Alternatively, you may consider adding some of our optional activities listed below to enhance your Salta experience.
After a delightful breakfast, get ready for an extraordinary adventure as we embark on one of the most remarkable excursions in the area: the Humahuaca Canyon. Brace yourself for a captivating journey through a landscape that showcases the raw beauty of nature, with its vibrant and colorful mountains. This awe-inspiring canyon, declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO, reveals a tapestry of sedimentary strata that have been sculpted over time, creating unique formations and a breathtaking display of colors.
As we delve deeper into the canyon, your knowledgeable guide will provide insightful commentary about its historical significance. Discover how the Incas once traversed this rugged terrain, using it as a trade route during the colonial era.
Our first stop is in Purmamarca, where we’ll be greeted by the mesmerizing Cerro de Los Siete Colores (Seven-Color Hill), a majestic natural formation that towers over the town. Capture the moment with an unforgettable photograph and take a leisurely stroll through the picturesque streets, visiting the charming church and exploring the local market’s handicrafts.
Continuing our journey, we arrive in Tilcara, where we’ll visit the archaeological museum and the town square. Before reaching the town, we’ll make a stop at a scenic viewpoint to marvel at ancient pre-Incan ruins. We then pass through Huacalera, where we’ll be treated to the mesmerizing sight of La Pollera de la Coya, a strikingly colorful rock formation, and admire 17th-century paintings in Uquía.
In Humahuaca, we’ll enjoy a leisurely lunch (not included) and explore the town’s highlights, including the Monument of Independence, the local cathedral, and fascinating paintings from the Cuzco School.
As we make our way back to Salta, the journey continues to unveil breathtaking landscapes such as La Paleta del Pintor (the Painter’s Palette). Our final stop is in San Salvador de Jujuy, where we’ll visit the town’s cathedral and the exquisite French Baroque–style Flag’s Hall before proceeding to the Government House.
Relish in the memories of this incredible day as we return to Salta in the late evening, carrying with us the awe-inspiring beauty and rich history of the Humahuaca Canyon.
After enjoying a delicious breakfast, the day is yours to indulge in a variety of activities available in the area. From thrilling adventures to immersive cultural experiences, there is something for everyone. You can choose from an array of optional activities tailored to your interests and preferences.
Embark on a remarkable journey aboard the Train to the Clouds, immersing yourself in the awe-inspiring landscapes of the Andes. Alternatively, venture to the charming village of Cachi, where you can explore its rich history and marvel at the picturesque colonial architecture. For wine enthusiasts, a visit to Cafayate offers the opportunity to indulge in wine-tasting sessions and discover the renowned Torrontés varietal.
These are just a taste of the exciting possibilities that await you during your free time. Take a moment to peruse the available options below and select the activities that captivate your imagination. Our team is here to assist you in crafting a customized itinerary that reflects your desires and ensures a truly memorable experience.
Embrace the freedom to explore, discover, and create cherished memories as you make the most of your time in this captivating region of Argentina.
After breakfast, you will have free time until your scheduled transfer to the airport. During this leisure time, you can explore the city at your own pace or simply relax and soak in the local ambiance. Take a stroll through the charming streets, visit nearby attractions, or indulge in some shopping for souvenirs. If you’re in the mood for a culinary experience, you can savor the local cuisine at one of the many restaurants and cafes in the area. Enjoy the last moments of your stay in this vibrant city before your departure.
Welcome to Iguazu, the gateway to one of the most awe-inspiring natural wonders in South America, and indeed, the world! Brace yourself for an extraordinary experience as we unveil the mesmerizing Iguazu Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the esteemed “New Seven Wonders of Nature.” Whether you find yourself in Brazil or Argentina, a visit to this magnificent spectacle is an absolute must.
Upon your arrival, we will be there to warmly greet you and whisk you away to your hotel, where you can seamlessly check in and unwind. Take advantage of the free time at your disposal to indulge in relaxation by the poolside, embark on a personal exploration of the city’s captivating charm, or delve into the excitement of our thoughtfully curated optional activities listed below:
After breakfast, we’ll embark on one of the most breathtaking trips you can take, where you’ll witness nature’s magic at its finest.
Our tour leader will take you to the Argentinian side’s Parque Nacional Iguazu, which offers up to 8 kilometers of trails across three circuits: the Upper Circuit, the Lower Circuit, and the Trail to the incredible Devil’s Throat, accessible by the Ecological Train of the Jungle.
The Devil’s Throat is a group of 80-meter-tall waterfalls that pour into a small canyon, creating the most intense rush at Iguazu Falls. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to the world’s largest waterfalls, an excellent and unique spectacle.
We’ve got plenty of extracurricular activities for you to choose from, and you can check them out below. After the park visit, we’ll head back to the hotel.
We’ll start exploring the Brazilian side of the falls after breakfast. It is referred to as Parque Nacional do Iguaçu. The excursion consists of a bus ride through the jungle and a spectacular elevator ride up to a 1500-meter walkway with a panoramic view of the falls. The scenery is distinctive, so get your camera ready to capture hundreds of priceless pictures!
It’s a half-day tour that can be combined with any extra activities, including a trip to Itaipu Dam or Parque Das Aves (Birds Park). Additionally, you might include some adventurous activities while visiting. Look over the choices below.
After breakfast, take some time to savor your last moments in the mesmerizing surroundings of Iguazu Falls. Reflect on the awe-inspiring beauty and the powerful forces of nature you’ve witnessed during your visit.
As your journey through Argentina comes to a close, you’ll have the remainder of the day at your leisure until it’s time for your transfer to the local airport. Use this time to relax, reminisce about the incredible experiences you’ve had, and perhaps explore any remaining sights or attractions in the area.
We hope that this 13-night adventure through Argentina has exceeded your expectations and left you with unforgettable memories. It has been our pleasure to guide you through the diverse landscapes, vibrant cities, and natural wonders of this remarkable country.
Until we meet again, farewell from Argentina!
We can customize your itinerary by adding or removing nights, including new destinations, or making any necessary changes. Please let us know your preferences. The optional activities listed below each day are just suggestions, and you can add them to your quote or request any other available activities in each destination.
"The tour was amazing! We had toured the Brazilian side of the falls the day before on our own. Getting explanation from Yvette about both sides helped us understand more about the falls and the difference between the two areas. Yvette was very informative and her English was excellent. She knew when to give the group extra time and when to hurry us along with ease. She had us to every spot when we needed to be there. Yvette answered all of our questions and was helpful to others, even people not on our tour. The tour was fantastic! I highly recommend seeing both sides.
"I can confidently say that this tour was one of the best experiences of my life. From start to finish, the tour was nothing short of exceptional, and our guide, Mariella, was an absolute gem. Mariella's knowledge of the area and the falls was extensive and her enthusiasm infectious. She kept us entertained and informed throughout the day, making sure to stop at all the best viewpoints and sharing interesting anecdotes along the way. The falls themselves were breathtaking, and Mariella's guidance really made the experience all the more special. What really impressed me, however, was Mariella's quick thinking and care when one of our fellow visitors took a fall. She immediately sprang into action, ensuring the individual was taken to the emergency room and receiving the best care possible. Her professionalism and concern for our well-being was truly admirable, and it made the tour feel even more like a family outing than just a group of strangers. Overall, I cannot recommend iguazufalls.com and Mariella enough. The tour was exceptional, and the experience of the falls themselves was unforgettable. Mariella's care and attention to detail really made the day, and I would give this tour a perfect 10/10 rating.
"We had a week in Buenos Aires and wanted to visit Iguazu, but wanted to see the falls from both countries. All we could find on standardized tours were long 1-day or 3-day options. Riptio Tourismo put together a comprehensive two-day trip that handled everything from transportation to and from our Air BnB, airfare, hotel, and tour guides. A great experience visiting a true world wonder. Highly recommend seeing the falls from both Argentina and Brazil and using this tour company!
"My wife and I booked a cruise from Ushuaia to Santiago. We wanted to tour Buenos Aires and Iguazu Falls but didn't know how to arrange this trip. We contacted Ripio Truismo for help planning this trip and were glad we did. Lucia Rubio helped us through some iterations to plan our trip. All of our transfers were on time with great drivers. The first day in Buenos Area we did a 3 hour walking tour. The 2nd day we did a 4 hour of the city including a wine tasting. In the evening we were treated to a wine and Tango show at La Ventana that was a highlight of our time in Buenos Aires. The next day we flew to Puerto Iguazu, Argentina and stayed at the Panoramic Grand Hotel which is located on a bluff above the Iguazu River - great location. The next day we had a 1/2 day tour of Iguazu Falls from the Brazilian side and then a tour of the Itiapu Dam between Brazil and Paraguay. This is the 2nd largest dam in the world. The next day we had a tour of the Argentinian side of the Falls and then flew back to Buenos Aires to catch our flight to Ushuaia the next morning. Our trip went like clockwork with great tour leaders and drivers. If you want to plan a trip the Buenos Aires, I would recommend using Ripio Truismo.
"From the time we got to the airport in Buenos Aries to the time we were dropped off at the cruise ship terminal everything was great. All details were taken care of and everyone was on time for tours and transfers. The Iguazu Falls tours and hotel was amazing. Thank you so much for an amazing trip.
Yes! We offer the option to convert any of our small group tours into private tours, where you will have an English-speaking guide exclusively for you.
Yes, we can arrange for your visit to Iguazu Falls from any nearby destination. Additionally, we can suggest the best flight times for your tour if you prefer to book them yourself.
Generally, we offer a full refund up to 72 hours before your tour. However, there may be certain tours that do not qualify for this policy. We will inform you of any exceptions while you plan your trip with us.
Absolutely! We offer many other destinations across South America that can be combined with Iguazu Falls to create a personalized itinerary that meets your travel goals.