Discover the best of Argentina in an 18-night tour. Immerse yourself in Buenos Aires‘ vibrant culture, witness the awe-inspiring Iguazu Falls, encounter marine wildlife in Peninsula Valdes & Puerto Madryn, marvel at the Perito Moreno Glacier in El Calafate, explore the “End of the World” in Ushuaia, and experience the picturesque beauty of Bariloche. We offer flexibility to customize your itinerary by adding destinations like Mendoza and Salta or adjusting the number of days. Embark on a remarkable journey through Argentina’s diverse landscapes and unique national parks.
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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 to avoid disappointment.
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.
Upon arrival at Trelew Airport or Puerto Madryn Airport, you will be greeted by the captivating city of Trelew, one of the prominent cities in the province of Chubut. Trelew holds historical significance as it was founded by Welsh colonists who arrived in Patagonia in the 19th century. From there, we will proceed to your hotel in Puerto Madryn, the main city in the region and the gateway to the extraordinary Peninsula Valdes.
As it is your first day in Puerto Madryn, you may choose to take some time to relax and rejuvenate or explore the city at your leisure. However, for those seeking an active experience, we highly recommend a visit to Doradillo Beach, where you can witness the awe-inspiring spectacle of whales and their calves just meters away from the coastline. This remarkable display of nature is truly unparalleled! Please note that this activity is usually available from June to mid-September, so be sure to check the calendar.
If you’re interested, you can explore the optional activities listed below for more enticing options to enhance your experience. Embrace the wonders of Puerto Madryn and Peninsula Valdes to create unforgettable memories
After a delightful breakfast, we will embark on a captivating excursion to Peninsula Valdes, a haven teeming with marine life. Get ready to encounter not only whales and penguins but also sea lions, elephant seals, various bird species, and land animals such as maras, guanacos, and foxes.
Our journey to the peninsula will take us through the scenic Istmo Ameghino, where we’ll make a stop at an interpretation center and have the opportunity to observe birds on Bird’s Island using binoculars. From there, we’ll continue to our main destination, Puerto Piramides, a charming village that serves as the gateway to numerous activities.
One of the most popular options is the renowned whale-watching experience, where you can marvel at these majestic creatures from the comfort of a boat. Please note that this activity is seasonal and only available from June to mid-December. Check below for the various whale-watching options we offer.
After immersing ourselves in the world of whales, we’ll proceed to Caleta Valdes, a remarkable site home to two colonies: sea lions and elephant seals. Make sure to consult our calendar to discover the diverse fauna you can witness during your visit.
We’ll return to Puerto Piramides for an overnight stay, and if your visit coincides with the penguin season, we’ll have the opportunity to visit the enchanting penguin colony of San Lorenzo the following day.
Please take a look at the available optional activities listed below to enhance your experience.
After breakfast, take a moment to soak in the breathtaking view of the ocean from the coast. It’s an incredible sight as you may catch glimpses of whales and even hear their enchanting songs. It truly is a remarkable experience.
Once you’re ready, we will continue our journey to explore the captivating Peninsula Valdes. Our first stop will be Punta Norte, where you can observe the magnificent colony of sea lions and elephant seals. Keep in mind that if you visit during the months of March, April, September, or October, you may be lucky enough to witness the awe-inspiring presence of Orcas in the area. While their appearance cannot be guaranteed, the chance to witness such a spectacle is truly rare and memorable.
Next, if you’re visiting during the penguin season, we will make our way to Estancia San Lorenzo. Here, you will have the privilege of encountering the largest penguin colony in South America, with over 500,000 penguins during the summer months. It is a must-see destination and an unforgettable experience to witness these charming creatures in their natural habitat.
After our visit to the penguin colony, we will return to Puerto Madryn, where you will spend your last night in this remarkable area. Take this opportunity to reflect on the incredible wildlife and landscapes you’ve encountered throughout your journey.
On our last day, we will travel to Trelew for our departing flight. However, before leaving, we have some fantastic activities lined up for you in the area. One of the highlights is a visit to the MEF, the Egidio Feruglio Museum, which houses a remarkable collection of Patagonian dinosaurs. It’s a must-see! You’ll have the opportunity to see a replica of the incredible Patagotitan Mayorum, recently discovered in the region, believed to be the largest land animal of all time. After exploring the museum, we will make a stop in Gaiman, a Welsh colony, where you can indulge in a traditional Welsh tea experience (optional).
Following this visit, we will transfer you to the airport for your onward journey to your next destination.
Welcome to Ushuaia, renowned as the southernmost city in the world and a gateway to various cruises exploring Cape Horn and Antarctica. Upon arrival, our guide will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy at your leisure. Depending on your arrival time, you may also have the option to participate in some of our optional activities. Please see the information provided below for more details.
After a hearty breakfast, our first stop of the day will be the enchanting Tierra del Fuego National Park, located just 12 km from Ushuaia. Upon arrival, you will have the option to purchase tickets for the iconic Train of the End of The World, a fascinating journey that reveals the history of this remote region (details below). As we venture into the park, you’ll be captivated by the diverse range of tree species, including beech trees, ñires, Indio’s beard, and an array of vibrant flowers that adorn the sprawling 63,000-hectare landscape. Throughout our visit, we will make several stops to soak in the breathtaking panoramic views and capture memorable photos.
Our next destinations will be Verde Lake and Lapataia Bay, where you may encounter beaver dams and encounter the unique beauty of peatlands. As we make our way back, we will pause at Lake Roca, also known as Acigami, to capture some final snapshots of the national park’s pristine surroundings. We will return to Ushuaia city around 1:30 pm, allowing you ample free time to savor a delightful lunch. We highly recommend trying the delectable King Crab or indulging in the incredible flavors of Patagonian Lamb.
In the afternoon, a short stroll from the city center will lead you to the port, where you will embark on a captivating catamaran journey through the Beagle Channel. Our navigation will take us to Sea Lions Island, Birds Island, and the picturesque Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse. Along the way, you’ll have the chance to witness a vibrant colony of sea lions and observe the graceful presence of Imperial Cormorants and other fascinating bird species.
As we return to the city, allow yourself to be captivated by the panoramic views of Ushuaia and the surrounding mountains. The approximate return time is 5:30 pm, varying slightly depending on the season. The rest of the evening is yours to enjoy at your leisure. Have a wonderful overnight stay in Ushuaia!
Today, we have kept the day free for you to explore at your own pace. There are several exciting options to consider: You can embark on a visit to Fagnano and Escondido Lakes, indulge in an incredible trek to Laguna Esmeralda, or experience a thrilling 4×4 ride to the heart of the island. The choice is yours to make, and we’re here to assist you with any arrangements you may need. Enjoy your day of exploration!
After a delightful breakfast, you’ll have some free time to indulge in your personal preferences before we transfer you to the airport for your onward flight. If you find yourself with a morning to spare, we have a selection of optional activities available for you to make the most of your time. Bid farewell to Ushuaia, the captivating city at the end of the world, as you embark on the next chapter of your journey.
Welcome to El Calafate, one of the most prominent destinations in Patagonia, renowned as the gateway to explore Perito Moreno and a multitude of other mesmerizing glaciers in the region. Once you’ve checked in, you’ll have some free time to relax and settle in. However, if you’re an adventurous soul seeking excitement, you can enhance your arrival day by opting for one of the captivating activities available. Take a look at the options below and embark on an unforgettable experience.
After breakfast, we will embark on an unforgettable visit to one of the most remarkable natural wonders in Patagonia: the incredible Perito Moreno Glacier.
Located 80 km from El Calafate, Perito Moreno Glacier is a captivating sight within the stunning Los Glaciares National Park. As we make our way through the Patagonian steppe for the first 40 km, the landscape gradually transforms into a lush forest, adorned with native trees like ñires, guindos, lengas, and occasional canelos, complemented by vibrant, colorful flowers.
Upon arriving at the glacier, prepare to be awestruck by the sheer magnificence of the spectacle. The walk paths offer numerous vantage points to admire the glacier from different angles, with towering ice formations and breathtaking views. Keep your eyes peeled for the mesmerizing sight of massive ice blocks plunging into the lake below, accompanied by a resounding crash—a true marvel of nature.
During your visit, you’ll have ample free time to soak in the grandeur of the glacier. Within the Moreno Glacier area, you’ll find amenities such as a restaurant, snack bar, restrooms, and a payable campsite, ensuring a comfortable experience.
For those seeking an enhanced adventure, consider adding optional activities like the exhilarating mini-trekking experience, where you can walk atop the glacier’s icy surface, or the captivating Nautical Safari, a boat excursion providing an up-close perspective of the glacier from the lake. Details for these options can be found below.
Please note that this is a full-day excursion, and we will return to the hotel late in the afternoon. Get ready for an unforgettable encounter with the majestic Perito Moreno Glacier!
After breakfast, enjoy a day of freedom and flexibility to explore the stunning Los Glaciares National Park. Choose from a variety of full-day boat navigations that will take you on a memorable journey to visit different glaciers. Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of the park and marvel at the majestic glaciers that dot the landscape. Take a look at the following options available for your exploration.
After breakfast, you’ll have some free time to explore and enjoy the final moments of your stay in El Calafate. If your departure is scheduled for the afternoon, you have the opportunity to add an interesting optional activity to your itinerary. Take a look at the options below and make the most of your remaining time in this captivating destination.
Bid farewell to El Calafate with cherished memories and take the essence of this remarkable destination with you on your onward travels.
Welcome to Bariloche, the gateway to explore the magnificent national parks and breathtaking landscapes adorned with lakes, mountains, and forests. Upon arrival at your hotel, take some time to relax and rejuvenate. You have free time to unwind and immerse yourself in the tranquility of this remarkable destination. Feel free to explore the array of optional activities available to enhance your experience. Take a look below for more details.
After breakfast, we will embark on an unforgettable journey to explore the breathtaking Nahuel Huapi Lake and visit two remarkable attractions: Victoria Island and Los Arrayanes National Park. In the morning, we will depart from your hotel and head to Puerto Pañuelo, located in front of the stunning Llao Llao Hotel & Resort. From there, we will board a modern catamaran that will take us across the pristine waters of Nahuel Huapi Lake towards Quetrihue Port, our gateway to the first destination.
Our first visit will be to a captivating forest known as Los Arrayanes National Park, home to an enchanting array of trees, including the majestic Arrayanes. These trees, some of which are over 500 years old, create a truly unique and mesmerizing sight. As you stroll along the island trails, immersed in the ancient Arrayanes National Park, you will be surrounded by the beauty of the towering myrtle trees. It’s a remarkable experience that can only be found in this exceptional corner of the earth.
Our next stop is Victoria Island. We will return to our boat and cross over to Puerto Anchorena, where you will have the opportunity to explore various pathways leading to breathtaking natural viewpoints within the Nahuel Huapi National Park. Here, you will have the chance to observe rare native species of flora and fauna in their natural habitat. The island itself is a haven of lush greenery and typical Patagonian humidity, offering a truly immersive and authentic natural experience.
After our exploration, we will board the catamaran once again and make our way back to Puerto Pañuelo. From there, we will return to your hotel in Bariloche, filled with memories of the remarkable landscapes and captivating beauty we encountered during our journey.
After breakfast, you will have the entire day to indulge in a multitude of exciting activities available in the area. The options are plentiful, allowing you to tailor your day according to your preferences. You may opt for a visit to the picturesque town of San Martin de los Andes via the scenic 7-lakes circuit, where you will be captivated by the stunning landscapes along the way. Another incredible option is a visit to Tronador Mount, a majestic peak that promises breathtaking views and a true sense of awe.
For those seeking a more relaxed experience, a visit to El Bolson, a charming village located to the south of Bariloche, is highly recommended. Immerse yourself in the local culture and explore the quaint streets, perhaps indulging in some delicious regional treats along the way.
If you’re in the mood for an adventure, there are thrilling activities to choose from, such as horseback riding through the rugged terrain or embarking on a white water rafting expedition that will get your adrenaline pumping.
Take a look at the options below and select the activity that resonates with your interests and desires. Enjoy the freedom to craft your own unforgettable experience in this enchanting region.
After breakfast, you will have free time until your transfer to the airport. If you have a free morning, you can enhance your experience with some exciting optional activities. Take a look at the options below to make the most of your time.
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 18-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.