A Variety of Tours around Argentina
There are many options to get to know Argentina. Depending on your available time, we have organized 3 different travel programs with a different amount of days: The longest tour is 30 days long, the intermediate tour is 21 days long and a 15-day long whirlwind trip. Clearly, the 30-day long Argentina Trip from North to South is the most comprehensive of them all, including the following destinations: Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, Salta, Jujuy, Puerto Madryn or Mendoza, Ushuaia, Calafate, Bariloche and San Martín de los Andes, combining the nine major destinations in Argentina. According to the season, you have the option of choosing between Península Valdés or Mendoza. The 21-day program is very similar to the 30-day program, but reaches 7 destinations, leaving out the Northern Patagonia Region. The 15-day program includes 6 destinations, leaving out the Northern Patagonia Region as well as Puerto Madryn and Mendoza. Notice that these programs are a reference and the ones we recommend, but programs can be designed according to the preferences of every customer. Tighter travel programs can be designed, by visiting more destinations on the same amount of days.
North to South Itineraries...
Argentina from North to South in 30 days
Clearly, the most comprehensive trip is the one month long trip. This program starts in the city of Buenos Aires. You will sail around Tigre and the Parana Delta and then visit the most traditional areas of the city. Then you leave the capital city and fly to the Northeastern Region in order to visit the Iguazu Falls, on both sides, Argentina and Brazil. You continue your trip around Argentina going from east to west, to Salta in order to devote several days to the Northeastern Region of Argentina. Once in the province of Salta, you will discover the beautiful colonial city of Salta, then take Route 9 as far as the Calchaquí Valleys and Cachi afterwards. You travel from Jujuy to start your ride along the Quebrada de Humahuaca and its towns, such as Purmamarca and Tilcara.
Now halfway of your journey, you will have to decide whether you fly to Mendoza or Puerto Madryn. Your decision will depend on the current season. If you are visiting Argentina between December and late May, we recommend visiting Mendoza taking the wine route, the mountain roads in the Andes Mountain Range, or ride as far as San Rafael in order to visit the Atuel Canyon. On the other hand, if you travel between June and late November, you should visit Puerto Madryn for the sighting of the southern right whale. You will also visit Península Valdés to watch fauna and marine birds. If you travel from September onwards, you will visit the penguin colony Punta Tombo, the largest colony of Magellan penguins in South America.
At this point, you are halfway into your trip. Now you will get to know Patagonia from north to south, so you fly from Mendoza or Puerto Madryn to Ushuaia. If you fly from Madryn, you will take a direct flight to Ushuaia, but if you fly from Mendoza, you will need to fly back to Buenos Aires first to connect to Ushuaia. The following days are devoted to Southern Patagonia. You will sail the Beagle Channel, visit Tierra del Fuego National Park and Fagnano and Escondido Lakes. In Calafate you make a must-do stop: Perito Moreno Glacier. Then you travel near Upsala Glacier, sailing in Argentino Lake. After this, you leave Calafate to visit Bariloche and San Martín de los Andes − on the last stage of your 30-day trip − in Northern Patagonia, the most beautiful region of the whole Patagonia.
Argentina from North to South in 21 Days
The main difference between this 21-day itinerary and the 30-day itinerary is that this trip ends in Southern Patagonia, leaving out San Carlos de Bariloche and San Martín de los Andes for your next visit. On this program, and the 30-day program as well, you can include the Northeastern Region which includes San Juan, La Rioja, Catamarca and Tucumán, but you will need a minimum of one week to visit this region. Then, you will have to change Southern Patagonia for these less touristic but equally interesting destinations. If you have already travelled to Southern Patagonia, this in an excellent option. In case you include all the Northwestern Region, where shall you start your trip? We recommend travelling to the Iguazu Falls, flying to Salta and work your way down to the south, visiting Jujuy and Salta first, and then Tucumán, Catamarca, La Rioja, San Juan and Mendoza. Just notice that you will miss the south region.
Argentina from North to South in 15 days
The shortest combined program, which can be considered a whirlwind trip around Argentina, getting to know the major destinations: Buenos Aires, the Iguazu Falls, a quick visit to the Northern Region − visiting Salta and the Quebrada de Humahuaca − and then travel to the south to visit the Perito Moreno Glacier in El Calafate. This itinerary is the one recommended for a snapshot of the major tourist attractions of Argentina. Bear in mind that on such a short tour, visiting 4 different destinations in such a short time, you will waste time getting on and off airplanes to reach the next destination. Notice that the Iguazu Falls are over 750 miles away from Buenos Aires, and Salta is over 2,500 miles away from El Calafate. It becomes inevitable to lose 2 days on flights. This is why we do only 4 destinations on 15-day tours. Adding more destinations or shortening the amount of days would be a mistake, since you will spend more days on planes and less time enjoying your destinations. It is better not to make the usual mistake of programs visiting too many destinations in just a few days, since you will end up getting to know very little in a poor way.
What is the Difference between Classic Programs and First Class Programs?
The differences between these two kinds of programs are as follows:
Classic Programs from North to South:
- Group Transfers
- Classic Group Tours (Traditional Tours)
- Guides for Groups
- Economy Class Flights
- 24-Hour Customer Service
First Class Programs from North to South:
- Private Transfers
- Private Tours - except on ships
- Private Guides (can be included on the transfers)
- Business Class (First Class) Flights
- 24-Hour Personalized Customer Service