(Buenos Aires, Puerto Madryn, Ushuaia, El Calafate, Iguazu Falls)
The ocean mist casts a haze over virgin sub-Antarctic forest, the frozen slopes of an imposing glacier provide a slideshow of shifting shapes and colors, and soaring waterfalls spill crystalline torrents in this incredible corner of the world.
Take in the many architectural wonders of sophisticated Buenos Aires on a bike tour, and experience the city’s vibrant nightlife first hand. Outside the city, soak in views of the Gulf of San Jose and Nuevo Gulf from the Valdes Peninsula, and board a small boat at Piramides Port to spot southern sea lions. You’ll also explore the southernmost portion of sub-Antarctic forest on the planet at Tierra del Fuego National Park where Tierra del Fuego Island presents breath-taking views. Get a sense of Ushuaia’s convict past aboard a replica steam train retracing the prisoners’ forced journey; follow a walking circuit around Perito Moreno Glacier to enjoy a series of vantage points; and take a panoramic train to the walkways that surround the raging waters of the impressive Iguazu Falls.
Argentina is an incredibly beautiful country, and an experienced team of English-speaking guides and private drivers will ensure you see some of the best parts of it. Your collection of luxury accommodation is almost as beautiful as the scenery and spans sophisticated city hotels, top-class mountain spa resorts, and panoramic retreats on the cusp of Argentina’s incredible natural wonders. Your only concern will be keeping your camera charged and ready to capture the endless photo opportunities that are rolled out before you.
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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.
Upon your arrival you will be met by a local representative who will help you locate your vehicle.
A private transfer between the airport (International) and city of Buenos Aires with a professional driver and an English-speaking guide is provided.
Buenos Aires is world famous for its nightlife, glamourous restaurants, trendy nightclubs and fashionable bars. This bike tour will take you to some main points to appreciate: Corrientes street, Colon Theatre, the Obelisk, Puerto Madero, Plaza de Mayo and San Telmo where you will make a stop to have a drink at Dorrego square. Private tour, pick up and drop off at the hotel
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 with vehicle and driver to Puerto Madryn.
Morning departure from Puerto Madryn for a full day excursion to the Valdés Peninsula. Enter by Itsmo Ameghino, from where you can see the Gulf of San Jose and Nuevo Gulf, with a brief stop in the Interpretation centre. The excursion continues to Pirámides Port, where navigation in small boats can be made to see Southern Sea Lions.
Later, we will leave for Caleta Valdés where we will have lunch (not included) and we will have an opportunity to see Sea Elephants. After lunch, we will go to the southern portion of the Peninsula, known as Punta Delgada to see the Southern Elephant Seals. On our way back, we will go past the Salinas and we will have the chance to observe the terrestrial fauna, and in case we fail to sail in the morning due to bad weather, we will go past Pirámides Port for another opportunity to navigate. At the end of the day you will either return to Puerto Madryn for an overnight, or check-in to your hotel in Peninsula Valdes (this is dependent on your specific itinerary).
NOTE: Whale specimens can be seen only between June and December, the Magellanic Penguin can be seen between October and March and Commeson's Dolphins from December to March (These seasonal excursions have an extra cost, upon request).
Enjoy a private transfer with vehicle and driver to Trelew.
A private airport transfer with a professional driver and English-speaking guide is included (between Ushuaia hotel and airport or vice versa).
Partake in a half day private tour with your own vehicle, driver and guide to explore the Tierra del Fuego National Park, situated 11 km from Ushuaia. The park was established in 1960 with the intention of protecting the southernmost portion of the sub Antarctic forest and is made up of 63000 hectares. Unlike many other parks, it combines the ocean, forests and mountains. The biological richness of the Tierra del Fuego Island with its beautiful scenery is simply stunning. You can find animals such as red foxes, cauquenes, ducks, Patagonian wood peckers and more than 90 species of birds that are part of the Fuegian fauna, as well as beavers and rabbits, which were introduced to the island by colonizers. The forest is formed by lengas, guindos, ñires and valleys of peat and lichens. Ensenada Bay, Lake Roca and Lapataia Bay (the end of the Pan-American Highway that connects Alaska and Tierra del Fuego) give color to this unique place where we can still find reminders of the ancestral inhabitants: the yámanas. At the end of the tour you will be brought back to your hotel.
Take an original method of transportation to see the sights on an old steam-powered train which used to carry convicts in former times as they worked to supply firewood for the town. Today this train has become an attractive way for visitors to get to know a little more about Ushuaia’s past. Taking a bus and traveling west along National Road 3, you reach the Train Central Station, just 8 km away from the city. A replica of the original train is used and you can take the same journey that prisoners were forced to make decades ago.
Enjoy a private airport transfer with your very own vehicle, driver and English speaking guide.
An excursion to the Perito Moreno Glacier is a must! You will be picked up from your hotel for a full day shared excursion to the Glacier, one of Argentina's prime touristic attractions. The 30 km (19 mi) long glacier, is one of 48 glaciers fed by the Southern Patagonian Ice Field located in the Andes system shared with Chile, it is the world's third largest reserve of fresh water and one of only three Patagonian glaciers that are not retreating.
You will travel about about 2 hours to reach the Glaciers National Park and from the beginning you will see this trip has pleasant surprises! Already in the outskirts of El Calafate, you can see the Argentine Lake with its Round Bay populated with an important variety of birds such as the black neck swan, flamencos, duck steams, gallaretas, the cauquén and coirones. You will enter about 26 km into the Glaciers National Park where you will observe the arboreal vegetation formed by ñires, sour cherries and lengas. As well as some flowers of diverse colors like the outstanding “notro” with its intense red colour.
A large visitor centre at the site features a walking circuit which allows views of different faces and the surface of the glacier. There is also a restaurant at the site, if you feel like stopping and having some lunch (not included). Throughout the day the guide will explain the general features of the glacier and give specific details of Glacier Perito Moreno's flora and fauna, and its particular formation. After an amazing day in the outdoors you will return to your hotel in El Calafate
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.
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.
Enjoy a private transfer between Buenos Aires International and Domestic airports (or vice versa) with private driver and English-speaking guide.
The Hotel Madero invites you to experience a unique new concept of contemporary comfort. Ideally situated in the strategic area of Puerto Madero, the most modern neighborhood of Buenos Aires and just 5 minutes from the city center. The intention was to design a hotel in Buenos Aires with atmosphere, generating a rich interior architecture. The acquisition of the contemporary art is also very significant. Paintings and sculptures were incorporated, most of them from local artists. The guest rooms offer a vast space in which one can relax and unwind, with great views. Personalized service makes the hotel feel as warm and welcoming as your own home. Hotel Madero is placed in the wistful and scenic Puerto Madero area, and is a beautiful hotel to stay in while getting to know the fiery city of Buenos Aires.
The Tolosa Hotel combines contemporary design with bright spaces and it is a place where you will find personalized attention, harmony and quality. The Tolosa Hotel is located in the heart of the city center and two blocks (200 meters) away from the cruise pier. The Tolosa Hotel offers 100 rooms: suites, superior and standard rooms and adapted rooms for disabled guests. Its character and atmosphere depict the category of the Tolosa Hotel.
Cilene del Faro Suites & Spa is located on the Beagle Channel, with the Andes mountains behind, which protects the hotel from the strong patagonian winds. Take in the wonderful view, one that combines the best of a top class hotel with the characteristics of an apartment hotel. Let yourself be overcome by the spaces, providing high-end hotel services.
Kosten Aike Hotel is situated in one of the south-est places on earth, in El Calafate, Patagonia Argentina. Ancestral Tehuelche designs, greatly appreciated because of their high aesthetic concept and perfect geomerty have been recreated in every corner of the Kosten aike Hotel. After spending a day at the magnificent glaciers and national parks of Patagonia, coming back to the comfort of rooms which are really spacious and have a unique design pattern at El Calafate is undoubtedly the best reward. Kosten Aike Hotel offers an unsurpassable location in El Calafate, at only 2 blocks from downtown and just a few minutes away from the International Airport. Kosten Aike Hotel offers different lodging options in order to guarantee a memorable stay in Patagonia.
The Amerian Portal del Iguazu is seated only 100 meters from the three borders landmark near the Iguazu Falls, and welcomes visitors from across the world to share in its hospitality. The 102 rooms are comfortable and include mini bars. 24 hour room service is available as well as 2 onsite restaurants and bars, with gourmet and casual offerings. Take a trip to the falls, or stick around at the hotel and steam up in the sauna and Jacuzzi.
December 12, 2014
"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
"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
"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. "
December 12, 2014
"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. "
December 12, 2014
"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!!"
Frank Manna ,
April 21, 2014
"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. "
Christina Adams ,
April 21, 2014
"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"
Vivian Jennings ,
April 21, 2014
"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
"All was great. Guides were knowledgeable, personable, friendly... that's what really made the trip."
Marlin Barad ,
April 21, 2014
"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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