(Buenos Aires, Bariloche)
Sit back and relax as a chairlift whisks you high above the slopes of Campanario Hill to reveal some of the most breathtaking views in all of South America.
From your skyward vantage point you’ll gaze upon the sprawling Nahuel Huapi lakes, El Trebol lagoon, San Pedro and Llao Llao peninsulas, and Victoria Island. The charming town of San Carlos de Bariloche lies at the foot of Campanario and will be your launching point for a range of natural adventures including trips to the enchanted valley at Valle Encantado, the Patagonia steppe, lush Andean forest and Traful Lake. In the metropolitan capital of Buenos Aires, you’ll soak in all the color and personality of the city’s different boroughs, and enjoy an Argentinean day out among the locals at Estancia La Bamba de Areco pleasure grounds where you can relax by the pool, go horse riding and sample traditional Argentinean meat dishes.
Play it any which way you like on this fully-customizable tour. Whether you want to star-gaze at the Belle Époque mansions on a riverboat cruise of the Parana Delta, immerse yourself in hands-on cooking, art and tango experiences, or just enjoy the laid-back café culture in one of the Buenos Aires’ many charming colonial squares, your team of experienced English-speaking guides and private drivers will ensure you get the best out of your Argentinean experience.
Enjoy a personalized vacation that best suits your needs, developed by one of our experienced destination experts. Relax during your trip with our 24/7 support and expert local guidance.
A private transfer between the airport (International) and city of Buenos Aires with a professional driver and an English-speaking guide is provided.
The Argentine National Immigration Directorate (DNM) has launched an online method of payment to enable payment of the reciprocity fee via credit card. Travellers can now pay this fee through the Provincia Pagos payment system. US, Australian and Canadian citizens can pay the reciprocity fee before entering Argentina by accessing the following websites: www.provinciapagos.com.ar and www.migraciones.gov.ar.
How can I pay the Reciprocity Fee Online?
1.Register at www.provinciapagos.com.ar and obtain an entry code. 2.Complete the form including personal and credit card details . This information and the entry code will be sent electronically to the DNM. 3.After payment is processed, print the receipt. 4.Upon arrival in Argentina, go to the DNM Office and present the printed receipt. 5.The receipt will be scanned by DNM staff and the data will be validated to enable entry to Argentina.
Subject to change without notice.
Buenos Aires is where it all happens, and we want you to immerse yourself in its beauty, history, and sheer radiance. Enjoy a private guided, half-day panoramic tour, discovering the rich parks and open spaces of the Northern Neighborhood and the eye-catching buildings and grounds of Palermo and Recoleta, in the comfort of a private vehicle. After being picked up from your hotel, you'll be driven to the Obelisk; a distinct symbol of the city. After that, you will visit different squares such as Plaza de Mayo, Plaza San Martín, Plaza del Congreso and some of the main avenues such as Corrientes, de Mayo, and 9 de Julio. Enjoy views in the historical neighborhoods of La Boca, San Telmo, Montserrat and the elegant neighborhoods of Palermo, Recoleta, and the modern Puerto Madero. Breathe in the fresh air as you pass through parks such as Lezama, Tres de Febrero and the Ecological Reserve. En route you will also get to visit financial and commercial areas and Soccer Stadiums. At the end of your tour you will be dropped back at your hotel.
Situated in the heart of Buenos Aires' exclusive La Recoleta district, Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires is within easy reach of the capital's cultural attractions. Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires is the only luxury hotel in the Recoleta neighbourhood to boast views – whether of the outdoor pool, lush garden terrace or surrounding cityscape – from each and every guest room.
Your driver will pick you up to enjoy a full day at the Estancia "La Bamba de Areco". When the hectic life of Buenos Aires becomes unbearable, and travellers long for a restful day in the country, La Bamba de Areco is the destination of choice. Recently re-opened after two years of renovations, La Bamba de Areco is once again ready to welcome guests. There aren't many estancias so close to the city yet so secluded and tranquil. Only 123 kms from Buenos Aires, La Bamba de Areco, offers precisely what the celtic origin of its name translates to; a place to rest. While the Estancia generally caters for longer stays, it's also perfect for a day out. Enjoy cocktails and appetizers upon your arrival, tuck in to an Argentinean Asado Lunch (A selection of meat cuts prepared in the traditional Argentinean way and accompanied by a wide choice of salads and potato dishes; Lunch includes alcoholic & nonalcoholic beverages). Following lunch, guests are invited to relax at the pool, enjoy a stroll in the Park, go horseback-riding, and cycling or engage in one of the other numerous activities on offer at the Estancia. As the day draws to a close, enjoy an English style high tea, before returning to Buenos Aires.
Private transfer by car to your hotel.
There are so many things to see and do in the city of Buenos Aires that you will be spoiled for choice!
Consider taking a riverboat to Tigre which llies on the Paraná Delta, English-style rowing clubs, countless marinas, humble dwellings and elegant mansions from the “Belle Époque”, such as the Tigre Club,are to be seen, as well as small pensions and upscale lodges, restaurants, teahouses and simple picnic sites.
If the outdoors are your passion, head out to a nearby "Estancia" where you can enjoy a BBQ lunch or perhaps a traditional folklore show. Or spend the day in Uruguay visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Colonia del Sacramento. You can even rent a bike and enjoy the sites and sounds of BA at your leisure, from the zoo to the rose garden, it's yours to discover!
If you are interested in art, tango, cooking or exploring the cafe culture of Buenos Aires, consider a themed private tour. Just ask your Sales Consultant for more details in figuring out the most suitable options for you.
A visit to Buenos Aires would be incomplete without a tango show. Tonight enjoy a tango show along with dinner at La Esquina de Carlos Gardel. A shared pick up from your hotel to the tango show is provided.
Watch as professional Tango dancers take over the room; sliding heels along the floor and whipping their feet while they enchanting the audience with the romance and heat of this dance. The Argentine Tango has drawn its influences from all regions and settings, and is famous for its fusion of styles and combination of world dance techniques. Embrace this authentic dance in the place where it originated, as you enjoy dinner and drinks. Experience the unique sexual magnetism of the tango performed by some of the best Tango dancers and singers. The dance’s origins are traced back to the 1880’s, and its birthplace being the suburbs, account for its deep malevolent, sexual and violent contents. Tango is – and has always been – a vital expression combined with a particular form of breathing, dressing, talking, and loving of the “porteños”. While watching this spectacular show, let yourself be spoiled with the subherb dinner service and the most delightful typical Argentine and international dishes. The specialty here is the prime beef, which is at its best when accompanied by the excellent local wines offered in this charming venue. A wonderful orchestra compliments the tango dancers and give you the opportunity to discover the secret of Buenos Aires’s music. At the end of the evening, your driver will bring you back to your hotel. The transport is a shared service.
A private airport transfer with a professional driver and English-speaking guide is included (between Buenos Aires' hotels and domestic airport or vice versa)
Fly from Buenos Aires to Bariloche. Note flights are subject to changes based on availability. The flight duration is approximately 2.5 hour.
Our local representative will meet you for an airport transfer, with private vehicle and professional driver.
Enjoy a half day private excursion exploring the surrounding lakes and mountains. After being picked up at your hotel by your private vehicle, driver and English speaking guide, you can appreciate the great views as you leave Bariloche along Ezequiel Bustillo Avenus - a winding paved road along the Nahuel Huapi lakeshore. At the beautiful beach (la Playa Bonita), you'll be able to see Huemul Island. Continuing along this road for another 10 km, and after passing through some more arresting scenery, you arrive at Campanario Hill. A chair lift takes you to the top of the hill (1050 m) from where you can enjoy one of the most impressive views of this region. You will see Nahuel Huapi and Moreno lakes, El Trébol lagoon, San Pedro and Llao Llao peninsulas, Victoria Island, Otto, López, Goye and Catedral hills, and the main town, San Carlos de Bariloche. Further ahead, and after leaving San Pedro peninsula behind, you reach Llao Llao peninsula, with its namesake hilltop hotel and San Eduardo Chapel, two architectural jewels of this region, and you'll be brought past Pañuelo Port - the starting point of many lake excursions. Further on you will cross the bridge over the Angostura River that joins Nahuel Huapi Lake with Moreno Lake, and pass by López Bay at the base of López Hill. Take in the magnificent setting at the Panoramic Point, a belvedere with a magnificent view of Moreno Lake and Llao Llao peninsula. From here, you'll be brought across the bridge over Moreno Lake, follow the shoreline of El Trébol lagoon, and rejoin the Ezequiel Bustillo Avenue before returning to Bariloche. (Please note: Chairlift is not included).
Surrounded by the Cerro Lopez and Tronador mountain peaks and the Moreno and Nahuel Huapi lakes, the Hotel has a 15-hectare park, including the 18-hole golf course, the marina, beach, solarium, heated indoor and outdoor vanishing edge swimming-pools, Spa and Healthclub with sauna, Fitness Center and other leisure activities.Handcrafted boards of solid wood Cypress and Pine-Hemlock were used for the floorings. The Hotel has two wings: Ala Bustillo and Lago Moreno wings. The first wing has 162 rooms, 11 studios and 12 suites overlooking the Moreno and Nahuel Huapi lakes and the Cerro López mountain peak. The Lago Moreno wing has 43 deluxe studios and suites: 23 Deluxe Moreno Lake Studios, 17 Deluxe Moreno Lake Suites, 2 Deluxe Master Moreno Lake Suites, and 1 Deluxe Royal Moreno Lake Suite.
Llao Llao has five restaurants. Guests can enjoy a wide variety of dishes, from International Cuisine to our top level traditional food, such as the popular "Llao Llao Tea" which is served overlooking the spectacular view of the Hotel gardens and the breathtaking Nahuel Huapi Lake.
Enjoy a full day private tour with your own vehicle, driver and English speaking Guide as you experience the natural magnificence of this area. After being picked up at your hotel, you will cross the outlet of Nahuel Huapi Lake and the spring of Limay river, geographical limit between the provinces of Río Negro and Neuquén. Following Limay river, you pass by the Amphitheater and then go on towards the Valle Encantado (enchanted valley) and Confluencia Traful, a region of transition between the Patagonian steppe and the Patagonian Andean forest. From here, your driver and Guide will take you westwards towards Villa Traful bordering Traful river until you reach a natural balcony overlooking Traful Lake. The road continues bordering the lake, passes through Villa Traful and heads towards Arrayanes Port. After driving through a shady forest, you will arrive at El Portezuelo (940 m) where you meet the Seven Lakes Road going southwards and which borders lakes Correntoso, Bailey Willis, and Espejo before heading towards Villa La Angostura. From here, there is an optional sail to Arrayanes Wood (not included). Enjoy lunch en route (not included) before being returned to your hotel in Bariloche. (Please note that the National Park fee and optional sail to Arrayanes wood are not included).
Enjoy some free time to explore on your own. There are various optional activities available to you such as; a full day navigation of Puerto Blest and visit to the Los Cantaros Cascade (waterfall), visiting the local shops and restaurants, or perhaps a full day visit to San Martin de los Andes.
Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.
Fly direct from Bariloche to Buenos Aires. Total travel time is approximately 2.5 hours. Please note: Flight rates and availability are subject to change until booking.
Enjoy a private transfer between Buenos Aires International and Domestic airports (or vice versa) with private driver and English-speaking guide.
Laura Iyer ,
January 10, 2014
We just returned last night from our Patagonia adventure and wanted to tell you we had the time of our lives! Everything turned out perfectly. Guides were fun, on time and informative. The excursions were great for an active family and, of course, amazing.
I can't tell you what was our favorite. The boys enjoyed exploring the mountains in El Chalten (they called it Mountain running) while Mohan and I relaxed in the beautiful hotel. I thought after the glacier trek it can't get any better - but it kept surprising me and amazing me. My personal favorite was the horseback riding. I thought afterwards after everything we have seen the bike tour would have to be a let down - NOPE - it also was so exciting and our guide was a hoot! We had great weather for each activity (I know there is a bit of luck involved with that one).
Meals were amazing and after so many active excursions no guilt in pigging out.
I am so happy we took a little risk and went out of the way with our vacation this year. We will have this with us for a life time.
Thank you again,
Laura, Mohan, Ryan, and Nathan
Catherine Dudley ,
January 10, 2014
Happy New Year!
GREAT trip! The brochure you sent to us the week before we set off was marvelous -- the pages are marked and worn with us referring to it so often! We were very pleased with every aspect that you set up for us including the airport pick-up and drop off and the tour of Quito and environs on Friday. Our guide spoke excellent English, the driver was courteous and we felt safe and well-informed throughout the day. The transfer to the Eclipse team was super easy and the flight to Guayaquil and trip to the boat went off without a hitch.
We're still going through the 500+ photos that I took and the 1700+ photos that my son took, but I promise to send a few to you in the next week or so. Galapagos was a fabulous trip and the Eclipse was a terrific way to navigate the islands. Gave them a 10 on their feedback form and would recommend Eclipse very highly.
Mark Dornfeld ,
November 11, 2013
"My wife and I had a wonderful trip, we really enjoyed ourselves. All the accommodations that you booked for us were exceptional and our drivers and guides were lovely. We had great weather the whole trip and only lost one activity due to high winds. As you know this is a beautiful part of the world so my camera was snapping all the time. We would definitely use your services in the future for this type of travel. Thanks for all you help and expertise........be well.....m.d."
Jack Gregory ,
November 11, 2013
I wanted to give you a little feedback on our recent trip to Peru.
In a word – EXCELLENT – especially the high quality people you work with in Peru. We have taken tours all over the world, S. Africa, France, England, Vietnam, China to name just a few, and the service we received in Peru was far beyond and of the other experiences we have had. The attention to detail was very much appreciated, picking us up at the airport, taking us back to the airport and complete, hassle free, handling of all our details truly made this a stress free experience.
Special thanks to:
-The entire reservation system and the people I came in contact with that process...every detail accounted for
-The people that looked after us in Lima
-Andre, the young man in Cusco who faithfully phoned every night just to make sure the day went well, my wife was well and that we knew what we had to do the next day.
-The Sumaq hotel in Aquas Calientes...you can tell the level of service by the details...I watched a waitress hold a high stool for a lady to prevent her from tipping backwards as she got on the stool, the lady didn’t even know the waitress did it....that’s client care.
-Especially Mariela, the tour guide in Cusco...highly knowledgeable, passionate, personable and shows great care for the people she guides.
Hainsworth Sherry ,
November 05, 2013
Clients were very impressed. Guides were amazing and accommodation was beyond expectations. They will definitely travel with you again and they have highly recommended Kensington Tours.
Hope I can work with you again the in the near future.
Scott Parks ,
November 05, 2013
Sandy and I are back from Peru and had a wonderful time. Kensington seems to have the best contacts in each country and Peru was no exception. I wanted to take the time to give you some specific feedback on each segment of out trip.
The “Hotel B” in Lima is fantastic. It’s an old house that has been turned into a small Hotel. The people are great and the location in Barranco is just what we like.
The Inkaterra Amazonica is probably the best place place to stay in the Amazon region. The rooms give a real feel of the sounds of the rain forest.
The hotels in both Cusco and Aquas Calientes were perfect with great locations. We added an additional day in Aquas Calientes which gave us three days in Machu Picchu. For us, this was well worth it and gave us the time we wanted to see all aspects of Machu Picchu. Pictures did not do justice to the site, although we got some great pictures.
The trip to see the Nasca Lines was, also, worth the time. Our guide added some side trips including lunch at a local winery which we really enjoyed. The Hotel Paracas was an unexpectedly high quality resort and a great way to end our trip.
Thanks for your help we look forward to next year
June Murray ,
August 20, 2013
"Buenas Noches Brandi-
I filled out the survey but I wanted to send you a note to say thank you. Our trip was the stuff lifelong memories are made of and I mean every part of it. From our time spent in Quito, to the Safari Camp and Isla Isabela. I cannot say enough about the professionalism of the staff at our accommodations and the expertise of all our guides (most especially Tanya Helmig at the Safari Camp). We hope to go back for an extended stay.
I have attached 2 photos for you of Bart and I. I think the joy is clearly evident- thank you for making it possible.
Barbara Mackey ,
July 22, 2013
"We just completed a family trip to Costa Rica, with three families traveling from different locations. All the coordination efforts were made easily and efficiently by our Kensington representative, Brandi Merchant, who was wonderful; an absolute delight to work with. All the accommodations were first class and the guides knowledgeable and very punctual. We will be using Kensington again!
Cindy Thoene ,
July 22, 2013
What an AMAZING trip!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Seriously…the trip of a lifetime!
We returned late on Thursday and had out of town visitors through the weekend and we are just now unpacking and getting back to non-vacation reality.
I will share my feedback and get pictures sent to you soon.
Thanks for everything….truly a perfect trip!
July 24, 2013
Our trip was wonderful, we had a great time, wish we could have spent more time. In fact, I now know I would have spent more time in Cuzco and the Machu Picchu area.
Machu Picchu was fabulous.
Margot, our guide, and the driver, were absolutely wonderful, low key, very personable, very accommodating, really good. We didn't end up with enough time on the last morning in Cusco to finish the tour, but got a feel- of Sacsayhuman, Qengo, Koricancha. We saw Ollayantatambo, and went to Moray and Maras, and Wayra ranch which was also outstanding, on the next day, but did not do Pisac and the market. We got tired and ran out of time so cut a couple things. Louis the coordinator was good as well.
Would love to go back and learn more some time.
The coordinator in Lima was extremely nice too, and very helpful.
In fact, we loved the food, the people and everything. The Libertador Palacio , the Tambo del Inka and the Sanctuary were indeed outstanding hotels. LAN was all on time, great service.
Thank you again for all your help.
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