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INTRODUCTION TO ARGENTINA

A fascinating journey beginning in Buenos Aires with a private tango lesson. Heading out of the city, continue to the Patagonian Andes for three nights in a wonderful authentic estancia where you may enjoy the steppe on horseback or perhaps experience cattle drive. Head out to the Seven Lakes to relax by Lake Nuhuel Huapi, exploring the charming villages and artisan craft workshops. Finally, fly to El Calfate for some of the country's most iconic sights, including the Perito Moreno Glacier.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore Buenos Aires with a local guide.
  • Ride out into the Patagonian wilderness.
  • Beautiful photo opportunities at the Seven Lakes.
  • Stay at Eolo, overlooking the Patagonian Steppe.
£4,720
per person

Price from

CHARLIE LOCKWOOD

Latin America Specialist

VIEW PROFILE

  1. Arrive
  2. Day 1 Arrive Buenos Aires

    Transfer to the Hotel Mio in Recoleta in time for early brunch. In the afternoon you will be accompanied by a scholar of the university for the Four Plazas city tour to understand the history, peoples and varying cultures of Buenos Aires and Argentina. Relax in the Mio Bar for cocktails and spend the next three nights on Bed and Breakfast basis.

    Overnight: Hotel Mio

  3. Day 2 Recoleta

    Enjoy an afternoon Tango lesson followed by and evening Tango show with dinner at El Querandi (one of the least commercial and more intimate venues).

    Overnight: Hotel Mio

  4. Day 3 Buenos Aires

    A day at leisure to explore the surrounding area or, should you wish, we could organise a specialist tour (historical, cultural, museum, photography, nature, gastronomy, wine tasting, biking or kayaking).

    Overnight: Hotel Mio

  5. Day 4 Patagonian Andes

    Transfer to the airport and fly to San Carlos de Bariloche in the northern Patagonian Andes. You will be met and driven around Lago Nuhuel Huapi to Estancia Huechahue owned by Jane Williams, an English native who has been hosting guests for nearly 20 years.

    Overnight: Estancia Huechahue

  6. Day 5 - 6 Patagonian Andes

    Huechahue is a wonderful place to experience true estancia life. Warm hospitality, a homely convivial atmosphere and, of course, endless superb riding over the 15,000 acres of Patagonian Steppe, traversing mountains, exploring canyons and meandering through forests. Jane Williams has been hosting guests at Huechahue since 1990 and has created a wonderful environment for riding enthusiasts of all abilities. The riding is either based at the estancia or there are opportunities to take part in the cattle drives and longer expedition trips over the Andes. Accommodation is in three comfortable and cosy casitas in the gardens with each having three twin/double en-suite rooms with a communal lounge in the centre with sofas, chairs and fireplace. Main meals are served together with all the guests around one table in the main house or in the quincho for asados.

    Overnight: Estancia Huechahue

  7. Day 7 Bariloche

    Return to the town of Bariloche and your hotel in a wonderful position on a promontory on Lake Nuhuel Huapi.

    Overnight: Hotel Aldebaron

  8. Day 8 - 9 Seven Lakes Circuit

    Your rental vehicle will be delivered for your own easy exploration. Self drive is very easy in Argentina and the region is wonderful to explore in your own time, stopping for incredible views offering great photography and birdwatching opportunities. There are interesting and charming small towns dotting the route for afternoon tea and browsing artisan stalls with high quality crafts.

    Overnight: Hotel Aldebaron

  9. Day 10 El Calafate 

    Transfer to the airport for the flight to El Calafate in the far south of Patagonia and transfer to Eolo, which has breath-taking views of the scenery.

    Overnight: Eolo

  10. Day 11 - 12 El Calafate

    Constructed within the last 10 years but designed on a traditional Patagonian homestead, Eolo has just 11 rooms with uninterrupted views over the vast Patagonian Steppe and Lago Argentino. On a clear day it's possible to see the peaks to the Paine Massif in Chile. The staff offer discreet, charming and extremely knowledgeable service, while guides will advise on activities firstly with consideration for the elements! The Perito Moreno Glacier is the main attraction for most visitors to Calafate and it is immensely impressive as the only advancing glacier in the western hemisphere. The cruise on Lago Argentino through the icebergs is also a wonderful experience.

    Overnight: Eolo

  11. Day 13 Buenos Aires

    Fly back to Buenos Aires for your last night in Argentina, checking-in to your hotel near the airport.

    Overnight: Hotel Legado Mitico 

  12. Day 14 Depart

    Transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

  13. Depart

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