Argentina Explorer

6 days from $2969 pp*
  • Discover the ancient passages of Buenos Aires with private guide.
  • Sip on cocktails as a dazzling display of tango takes place in front of you.
  • Get up close to the spectacular Iguazu Falls with your private guide.
  • Enjoy Private transfers between airport and hotels.
  • Featuring a selection of stylish expertly picked hotels.
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Catch your breath as you feel the ghosts of the past in the incredible maze of ancient tunnels buried deep beneath the streets of Buenos Aires.

A private guided tour will lead you through this remarkable 3000-square-meter labyrinth of underground tunnels as you learn the many ancient myths that endeavor to explain their mysterious construction. Above ground, hop aboard a bicycle for a guided tour of the magnificent colonial architecture that abounds in Buenos Aires, including the Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar and the elaborate mausoleums of Recoleta Cemetery where Eva Peron lies in rest. See more of this wonderful country on a trip to Iguazu Falls where you’ll stand in awe of the grand scale of this natural wonder that divides the borders of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. Show More »

From the passion of a Tango performance to the cobbled streets and artist studios of San Telmo, you’ll discover the rich personalities of the many different boroughs of Buenos Aires. Your premium accommodation in Buenos Aires has been selected for its proximity to the museums, art galleries and parks that compose its cultural heart, and as you travel to Iguazu Falls, historic cityscapes are replaced with panoramic views of majestic waterfalls hidden deep within remote rainforest.

Please note that the cost of regional and international air has not yet been included in your quotation. Air experts are standing by to help. 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.

NOTE: Brazilian Visa is mandatory: A valid passport is required for all American or Canadian citizens, including children, intending to visit Brazil. It is recommended that your passport be valid for at least six months beyond the date of your expected departure from the country. There have been cases where citizens were refused entry for not having the six-month validity. In addition, all Americans & Canadians are required to have a valid Brazilian Visa prior to their arrival in Brazil, and the visa must be used within 90 days of issuance. Otherwise, they will be refused entry into the country. « Show Less

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Buenos Aires
    Buenos Aires
    • NOTE: Reciprocity Tax Argentina (Not Included)
    • Transfer - Private - Airport (International) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Loi Suites Recoleta
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Buenos Aires
    Buenos Aires
    • Private - City Tour & Ancient Passages (5 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Loi Suites Recoleta
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Buenos Aires
    Buenos Aires
    • Private - South End Bike Tour, La Boca, San Telmo (3.5 hrs) - Bike Tour
    • Shared - Carlos Gardel Tango Show & Dinner - Entrance/Vehicle/Shared Transfers
    Loi Suites Recoleta
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Buenos Aires to Iguazu Falls
    Buenos Aires to Iguazu Falls
    • Transfer - Private - Airport (Domestic) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Flight (Not Included)
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(Argentine Side)
    • Private - 1/2 Day Brazilian Falls - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • NOTE: Brazilian Visa is mandatory (not included)
    Panoramic Hotel Iguazu
    Breakfast
  • Day 5 Iguazu Falls
    Iguazu Falls
    • Private - Argentine Falls (Cataratas Argentinas) (5.5 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Panoramic Hotel Iguazu
    Breakfast
  • Day 6 Iguazu Falls to Buenos Aires
    Iguazu Falls to Buenos Aires
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(Argentine Side)
    • Flight (Not Included)
    • Transfer - Private - Airport (Domestic to International or vice versa) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
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Day 1: Buenos Aires

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.

A private transfer between the airport (International) and city of Buenos Aires with a professional driver and an English-speaking guide is provided.

Accommodation: Loi Suites Recoleta

Loi Suites Recoleta is located in the most elegant area of the city, at walking distance from museums, art galleries and shopping areas, historical architecture and beautiful parks. A tropical Winter Garden with swimming pool and restaurant complete the relaxing atmosphere anyone would wish for in an upscale hotel. International cuisine is also served in La Fuente restaurant, intimate and warm. Loi Suites Recoleta Hotel has 2 restaurants and also features a bar/lounge. The property provides room service during limited hours. This hotel features spa services and facial treatments. In addition to an indoor pool, Loi Suites Recoleta Hotel provides a sauna and a fitness facility. This property also offers valet parking, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff.

Buenos Aires Obelisk
Buenos Aires Obelisk
Loi Suites Recoleta
Loi Suites Recoleta

Day 2: Buenos Aires

Meet your private guide and transportation at your hotel for a half-day tour of Buenos Aires including its ancient passages. The recently discovered ancient tunnels of Buenos Aires are one of the city’s best kept secrets. Depart for Plaza de Mayo, the city’s founding site and genuine starting point of Buenos Aires’ urban development. Next is trendy San Telmo, a former enclave for local aristocracy. In San Telmo you’ll get to visit one of the recently unearthed ancient subterranean tunnels, a part of a 3,000 sqm. labyrinth below the streets of San Telmo, made up of a long corridor with vaulted ceilings and display cabinets exhibiting many items and utensils recovered during the excavation. From ancient times, many myths have been created around the tunnels: people said they witnessed secret encounters, disappearances, murders or even political conspiracies.

Other areas that are included in your tour include La Boca, (which was strongly shaped by the working class Italian immigrants, with its make shift houses made from scrap materials found in local shipyards), Puerto Madero - Buenos Aires’ latest and most sophisticated neighborhood, and La Recoleta, where a short stop is made at the gorgeous Plaza San Martín, the Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar, (the city’s second oldest church), and the celebrated Recoleta Cemetery, an imposing labyrinth of ornate graves and mausoleums where some of the most important characters of Argentina’s political and cultural life (including Eva Peron) are buried. The last stop on the tour is at the area known as Palermo Woods. Next to the woods lie the splendid palaces built by the wealthy classes in the early 20th century to rival with Paris. After having gained deep insight in this culturally rich city, you will be returned to your hotel.

Accommodation: Loi Suites Recoleta
Ancient Passages
Ancient Passages

Day 3: Buenos Aires

This bike tour with your private English-speaking guide is without doubt the most interesting and entertaining way to get to know Buenos Aires. Learn about its history while riding on the bike paths and experiencing the bustling surroundings. You will visit the main quarters: El Puerto, la Reserva Ecológica, La Boca, San Telmo, Plaza San Matrín and much, much more. Your guide will  pick you up and drop you off at the hotel.

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.

Accommodation: Loi Suites Recoleta
Tango Dancers
Tango Dancers
La Boca Architecture
La Boca Architecture

Day 4: Buenos Aires - Iguazu Falls

A private airport transfer with a professional driver and English-speaking guide is included (between Buenos Aires' hotels and domestic airport or vice versa)

Flight is required, currently not included in the quote.

Enjoy a private transfer between the airport and Iguazu in the company of an English-speaking guide, and a private vehicle with a professional driver.

Enjoy a half day private guided tour to explore the Brazilian side of Iguazú Falls. You will be picked up at your hotel and be driver over to the Brazilian National Park side of the falls, passing the Brazilian boarder. You will have the opportunity to look at some authentic Brazilian hand-made crafts, before starting the short drive through a subtropical, lush jungle growing spectacular palm trees and lianas, to the start of the Iguazu Falls Walk. When you arrive at the beginning of the path, take some time to marvel at the panoramic view of the enormous Iguazú Falls emerging in front of you, conveying their spectacular magnificence. Your personal guide will take you to the 1,200 meters long footbridge to order to experience this natural wonder from a different perspective. You will discover that these falls, although they belong to Argentina, can only be seen from the Brazilian side. Take a panoramic elevator to get an even more impressive sight of the Iguazú Falls. At the end of the tour you will be brought back to your hotel.

NOTE: A Brazilian Visa is required for all travelers wishing to enjoy the Brazilian side of the falls tour - this visa is the traveler's responsibility.

A valid passport is required for all American or Canadian citizens, including children, intending to visit Brazil. It is recommended that your passport be valid for at least six months beyond the date of your expected departure from the country. There have been cases where citizens were refused entry for not having the six-month validity. In addition, all Americans & Canadians are required to have a valid Brazilian Visa prior to their arrival in Brazil, and the visa must be used within 90 days of issuance. Otherwise, they will be refused entry into the country.

Accommodation: Panoramic Hotel Iguazu

Panoramic Hotel Iguazu is a sophisticated five star hotel that stands serenely on a privileged hilltop, commanding an enviable view of the landscape below. With the highest quality service, you will have the opportunity to enjoy its relaxed atmosphere in a stunning setting. The hotel is located on a hill, five minutes from downtown and very close to the Three Frontiers Landmark. Its name derives from the incredible panoramic view of the meeting of the Iguazu and Parana rivers that divide the borders of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. Panoramic Hotel Iguazu is easily accessible by three international airports, all just a few kilometers away from the hotel.

Iguazu Falls
Iguazu Falls
Panoramic Hotel Iguazu
Panoramic Hotel Iguazu

Day 5: Iguazu Falls

Experience the Argentine side of the Iguazu Falls from Misiones, the area which borders Brazil. After being picked up by your English-speaking guide and private vehicle, you will be transferred to Iguassu Park to take a train to the walkways. Marvel at the Iguassu Falls as you make your way along the path system. Stop by "Devil's Throat" and get up close to the falls. At the end of the tour you will return to your hotel.

Accommodation: Panoramic Hotel Iguazu
Iguazu Falls "Devil`s Throat"
Iguazu Falls "Devil`s Throat"

Day 6: Iguazu Falls - Buenos Aires

Enjoy a private transfer between the airport and Iguazu in the company of an English-speaking guide, and a private vehicle with a professional driver.

Flight is required, currently not included in the quote.

Enjoy a private transfer between Buenos Aires International and Domestic airports (or vice versa) with private driver and English-speaking guide.

Accommodation:

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Loi Suites Recoleta: Buenos Aires

Loi Suites Recoleta is located in the most elegant area of the city, at walking distance from museums, art galleries and shopping areas, historical architecture and beautiful parks. A tropical Winter Garden with swimming pool and restaurant complete the relaxing atmosphere anyone would wish for in an upscale hotel. International cuisine is also served in La Fuente restaurant, intimate and warm. Loi Suites Recoleta Hotel has 2 restaurants and also features a bar/lounge. The property provides room service during limited hours. This hotel features spa services and facial treatments. In addition to an indoor pool, Loi Suites Recoleta Hotel provides a sauna and a fitness facility. This property also offers valet parking, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff.

Loi Suites Recoleta
Loi Suites Recoleta
Studio
Studio

Panoramic Hotel Iguazu: Iguazu Falls

Panoramic Hotel Iguazu is a sophisticated five star hotel that stands serenely on a privileged hilltop, commanding an enviable view of the landscape below. With the highest quality service, you will have the opportunity to enjoy its relaxed atmosphere in a stunning setting. The hotel is located on a hill, five minutes from downtown and very close to the Three Frontiers Landmark. Its name derives from the incredible panoramic view of the meeting of the Iguazu and Parana rivers that divide the borders of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. Panoramic Hotel Iguazu is easily accessible by three international airports, all just a few kilometers away from the hotel.

Panoramic Hotel Iguazu
Panoramic Hotel Iguazu
  • MaryBurchenal — December 12, 2014 — South America

    We are back. We did have a wonderful time with our daughter and I certainly had no reason at all for being at all nervous that things would not go smoothly. Everyone associated with our time in Iguazu Falls was helpful, more than pleasant and always on time. I thought originally that we could manage such a trip on our own. But when we got there and saw the hassles we would have run into with the visas, border crossings, transportation and such, I realized that going the way we did was the wise choice. Absolutely we would travel with you again. And if anyone asks about the best way to see that part of the country, I would not hesitate to recommend KT.

  • Janet Huebert — December 12, 2014 — South America

    Well, Cindy, we’ve been home for a week but I can’t stop replaying every day of our wonderful holiday in my head! It was all that I had hoped for and MORE! We enjoyed all of the locations we visited – the beauty of the landscapes, the sight of wildlife, the rich culture & interesting history of Argentina & the outgoing, positive attitude of its people. Our guides were terrific – so friendly & knowledgeable & helpful & enthusiastic! We had no delays or difficulties & our accommodations were outstanding. Have I mentioned that it was a FABULOUS holiday??!!! My thanks to you for coordinating, booking, confirming and generally taking care of our requests in planning our adventure.

  • Ann Schiller — December 12, 2014 — South America

    Fabulous trip to Machu Picchu, Cusco and Lima. Trip of a lifetime with a sensational group of guides, drivers, and transfer staff! Loved the Sanctuary Lodge! A must! Thank you, Nella Huaringa, for planning this amazing journey! Thanks for making sure we didn't miss a thing on our itinerary even when we lost a travel day, due to a broken airplane that turned back midair, on our way to Lima. We appreciate your service above and beyond.

  • WendyRobinson — December 12, 2014 — South America

    Wow! All my life, I have planned and organized our trips, requiring considerable research and contact time--not to mention, most significantly, all the stress involved at each destination to make sure all connections are made. This time, I put it in the hands of some extremely capable people--and sat back and relaxed. And relax I did! We were booked into full-service, quality accommodations at all times; our transport and tour guidance were all on an individual, private basis, except where public transportation was in order; and--most valuable to us--we were met and assisted through all travel/hotel connections. We truly felt pampered. At one point, in fact, we had a problem with an immigration paper that we had lost, and a Kensington representative personally accompanied us through the whole process of replacing it--even though we were officially "on our own" that day. That's what makes the difference--the responsibility and accountability toward clients. Kudos to Kensington and to our representative, Brandi Merchant. We are already planning more travel and see no reason to look any further than to an agency that has earned our trust.

  • LorettaCappuccitti — December 12, 2014 — South America

    We had a wonderful time on our trip. The accommodations were all great. The guides and drivers were all very pleasant and knowledgeable. We were very happy with our choice of destinations and with the way the trip was organized. It was a lot of flying in two weeks but well worth it. Erika was able to accommodate a short-notice addition (Nazca Lines) to our trip which we appreciated. Thank you Erika for your help. Great trip!!

  • Christina Adams — April 21, 2014 — South America

    I know it's silly to give all 10's, obviously every trip has it's ups and downs, but if it hadn't been for our Kensington Tours planning, guides and drivers we would have been lost! It was wonderful to be out in a strange new environment yet know we had a safety net and a friendly face. The places we visited were awesome but I think we'll remember most the people that we met. Thank you and I'll send photos soon! Sincerely, Christina Adams

  • Frank  Manna — April 21, 2014 — South America

    Our guided transfers were exceptionally accommodating even though our flights were considerably delayed. The Annavillanas Jungle Lodge was spectacular for location, accommodations and food. The Rio Carnival experience was unique and unforgettable and our seats were wonderful. Loved the location of our hotel in Rio.......right on the street of Copacabana Beach.......fantastic.

  • Vivian Jennings — April 21, 2014 — South America

    Very pleased with organization. Not having to worry about connections or arrangements is wonderful. Great selection with hotels, Coral 1 and Napo Wildlife. Kensington puts all the details together to ensure a wonderful trip. Highly recommend the Galapagos and Amazon.

  • Daniel More — April 21, 2014 — South America

    All was great. Guides were knowledgeable, personable, friendly... that's what really made the trip.

  • Marlin Barad — April 21, 2014 — South America

    Sofia, thank you for putting together a great trip. We certainly enjoyed ourselves very much. The planning and care was excellent. We hope we can do another trip with you all soon. Marlin Barad


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