(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.
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.
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
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 197 rooms offer a vast space in which one can relax and unwind, with great views. The culinary skills of the French chef at Madero's Red Resto & Lounge, are showcased via French specialties fused with international. Spend time at the bars, sipping on cocktails, or drop by the pool for a refreshing swim.
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 Trelew. The flight duration is approximately 2 hour.Please note: Flight rates and availability are subject to change until booking.
Enjoy a private transfer with vehicle and driver to Puerto Madryn.
The Tolosa Hotel is located two blocks (200 meters) away from the cruise pier. It combines contemporary design with bright spaces and it is a place where you will find personalized attention, harmony and quality. Its character and atmosphere depict the category of this hotel.
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.
Fly from Trelew to Buenos Aires. An airport tax of $25- $40 pp is not included in the ticket and must be paid in the airport upon departure.
Fly from Buenos Aires domestic airport to Ushuaia. Note flights are subject to changes based on availability. The flight duration is approximately 3.5 hour.
A private airport transfer with a professional driver and English-speaking guide is included (between Ushuaia hotel and airport or vice versa).
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 in one place, 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.
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.
Fly from Ushuaia to El Calafate. The direct flight duration is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. Please note: Flight rates and availability are subject to change until booking. An airport tax of $25- $40 pp is not included in the ticket and must be paid in the airport upon departure.
Enjoy a private airport transfer with your very own vehicle, driver and English speaking guide.
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. Quilts (bed covers), curtains, rugs, ironwork and plastic compositions have been made by distinguished Argentine artists. Kosten Aike Hotel offers different lodging options in order to guarantee a memorable stay in Patagonia.
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
Fly from El Calafate to Iguazu Falls. The flight will connect in Bueos Aires. The duration is approximately 6 hours.
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.
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.
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.
Fly from Iguazu Falls to Buenos Aires domestic airport. The flight duration averages at 2 hours. Note flights are subject to changes based on availability. The flight duration is approximately 2 hour.
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
GREAT trip! We were very pleased with every aspect that you set up for us including the tour of Quito and environs. Our guide spoke excellent English, the driver was courteous and we felt safe and well-informed throughout the day. We're still going through the 500+ photos that I took and the 1700+ photos that my son took. Galapagos was a fabulous trip and the Eclipse was a terrific way to navigate the islands.
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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