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Buenos Aires: Piazzolla Tango Show with Optional Dinner

1. Buenos Aires: Piazzolla Tango Show with Optional Dinner

Enjoy a night of live tango and dance performances in the historic Galería Güemes, a classic 1915 theater in the heart of Buenos Aires. The show pays tribute to Astor Piazzolla, one of the most important tango composers in Argentina. Astor was revolutionary, bringing a new face to traditional tango.   The show is conducted by the Piazzolla Tango sextet, and great Argentinean voices will perform Las Cuatro Estaciones del Tango (Four Seasons of Tango). The music is based on traditional songs by Astor Piazzolla and other great Argentinian composers. Select the drinks package to enjoy 2 drinks along with the show tickets. Or choose the dinner option, and savor a delicious 3-course meal with drinks before the performance starts.

From Salta: Full-Day Trip to Salinas Grandes and Purmamarca

2. From Salta: Full-Day Trip to Salinas Grandes and Purmamarca

Discover Argentina's breathtaking natural beauty on this full-day tour. After getting picked up from your hotel in Salta, begin the journey towards the neighboring province of Jujuy, passing through the towns of Volcán and Tumbaya along the way.  Your first stop of the day is at the beautiful town of Purmamarca, one of the most picturesque villages in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Quebrada de Humahuaca. Visit the town's vibrant main square and perhaps pick up some souvenirs at one of the many surrounding craft stands. Afterward, enjoy a visit to the breathtaking and aptly-named 7 Color Hill. Later, continue your ascent along the majestic Cuesta del Lipan to reach the Salinas Grandes, one of the 7 Wonders of the Argentine Republic. Here, enjoy some free time to admire the unique salt planes and famous pools. Afterward, return to Purmamarca and break for lunch at one of the many traditional restaurants before returning to Salta.

From Mendoza: High Andes Aconcagua Mountain Tour

3. From Mendoza: High Andes Aconcagua Mountain Tour

Get picked up from your hotel in Mendoza and get on the road for a full day of exploration in the Andes. On Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, begin by taking the dirt roads through Villavicencio where you can catch amazing views of the highest peaks in the Andes. Reach Uspallata Valley and make your first stop at the town of Uspallata where the native Huarpes settled during the pre-Hispanic era. Take your time to soak in the Andean scenery and grab a snack. Then, continue on to Polvaredas and Punta de Vacas. Snap some photos before getting to Puente del Inca, a natural arch situated 8,924 feet above sea level. Admire the swirls of colored rock and the mountain views from the bridge. Journey towards the Chilean border, and stop at a natural viewpoint at Aconcagua, the largest mountain in both the Southern and Western Hemispheres. From November to April, it's possible to enter the Aconcagua Provincial Park and hike to the Horcones Lagoon. Then head to Las Cuevas village for free time and a bite to eat if you so choose. Journey back to Mendoza on the famous Ruta 7 and get dropped off at your hotel.

Iguazu Falls: Gran Aventura Boat and Argentinian Falls Tour

4. Iguazu Falls: Gran Aventura Boat and Argentinian Falls Tour

Your Gran Aventure adventure begins with pickup from your hotel, then heads into Iguazu National Park. Board your boat for the tour and sail up close to the powerful cascading waterfalls. Feel the thrill of adrenaline rush through your body as you admire these imposing and magnificent waterfalls. Don’t be afraid to get a little wet too and embrace the odd splash or two! After the excitement of the boat ride, spend the rest of the day exploring the waterfall’s stunning surrounding jungle. First enjoy a thrilling 4×4 ride through the park, and listen to your guide share information about the park itself, the waterfalls, the region’s native flora and fauna, and more. Next, set off for a stroll through the park which has 3 main trails — the Superior, the Inferior, and the Devil’s Throat. Discover the natural wonders of the park on each of the trails as you ride on the park’s convenient ecological train, which is included in the entrance fee.

Buenos Aires: Señor Tango Show

5. Buenos Aires: Señor Tango Show

Step inside the dazzling La Catedral del Tango, an elegant hall with incredible classic architecture. This venue evokes the essence of historic locations where many decades ago, the tango dance started to shine in all its splendor. The performance is an astonishing mix of dance routines with Broadway-like visual effects. Envisioned by acclaimed maestro Fernando Soller, this 2-hour show includes performances by over 40 artists combined with the latest technologies and the classical spirit of tango. Choose the option to include a 3-course dinner menu, which is a spectacle in itself. Try, among other options, our Argentine classic "Bife de Chorizo" and this delicious dinner will definitely be one to remember.

El Calafate: Perito Moreno Glacier Mini Trekking Experience

6. El Calafate: Perito Moreno Glacier Mini Trekking Experience

Start your trip with pick-up from certain hotels in El Calafate and take the 1.5-hour transfer to Bajo de las Sombras Port. Board a boat to cross the Rico channel. Join a group of up to 20 people and take a 20-minute walk to the glacier.  When you arrive, get kitted out with crampons and begin the ascent. Hike for approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes enjoying the ice formations and discovering the flora, fauna, and glaciology of the region. Learn about the phenomenon of glacier rupture.  Then, return to the refuge through the Magellanic forest. From there, cross the Rich Arm of Lago Argentino and sail in front of the glacier. After this, spend approximately 1 hour exploring a network of walkways which offer a new perspective of the Perito Moreno Glacier.

Lake Excursion to Victoria Island and Arrayanes Forest

7. Lake Excursion to Victoria Island and Arrayanes Forest

Start the first section of the tour in the Quetrihue Peninsula where you will visit the Arrayanes Forst.  After a quick walk, you will arrive at Bosque de Arrayanes where you will stay for 45 minutes and cross the forest on a path that is 2625 feet (800m) long. This trip culminates in the mythical cabin that functions as a tea house. From there you will board the catamaran and resumes your tour as you head to Bahía Anchorena. After several minutes of navigation, the catamaran will arrive at Puerto Anchorena. Once off the boat, you will begin your tour of the island. Among the possible activities, you can take the historical route, which is a 1-hour walk where you will have access to information related to the history of the island and its flora and fauna. The other option is you can trek to Piedras Blancas on a 5 mile (8km) route. You can also visit Toro Beach, where you can see cave paintings or the recreation area where you can take a break and even eat lunch. It should be noted that the island has a confectionery, where passengers have the opportunity to have lunch or a snack.

Buenos Aires: Tango Show at Tango Porteño & Optional Dinner

8. Buenos Aires: Tango Show at Tango Porteño & Optional Dinner

Travel back in time with a thrilling and sensual show at the “Tango Porteño.” Experience one of the best shows in Buenos Aires in one of the city’s most famous venues. Enter a show theater that has been converted from a luxurious art-deco MGM movie theater near the Obelisk– a relic of the time when tango was forbidden for being too risqué. Marvel at the “Bailando Tango,” a performance crafted by the multi-award-winning dancer and choreographer Mora Godoy.  “Bailando Tango” captures the wistful spirit of the golden age of tango and combines it with high-energy flips, lifts, and acrobatics. See a Broadway-like twist on the classic tango. Be swept away by the performances of dozens of artists and an orchestra composed of 8 musicians. You can enjoy drinks at the show or dinner. Choose either the 3-course dinner menu or the dinner menu with unlimited drinks and make your night even more special.

Ushuaia: Penguin Watching Tour by Catamaran

9. Ushuaia: Penguin Watching Tour by Catamaran

Start the tour in the local tourist dock and board a modern and comfortable boat. Set sail and cross the wide Ushuaia Bay until you reach the Beagle Channel through Paso Chico. Then, navigate around the Bird's Island where you can appreciate species of the Tierra del Fuego's seabirds such as skuas, black-browed albatross, steam ducks, cauquenes, cook seagulls, and gray seagulls. After that, reach Sea Lion Island which also belongs to the Bridges Archipelago and is inhabited by 2 different species of sea lion. Arrive at the Les Eclaireurs (The Illuminators) Lighthouse where you will find imperial and rocky cormorants colonies. Hear the story of the collapse of the SS Monte Cervantes in 1930. Next, continue sailing East into the wonderful landscapes of the Beagle Channel surrounded by stunning mountain ranges. Admire both Puerto Almanza on the Argentina coast and the Puerto Williams Naval Base on the Chilean coast. After that, head onwards to Martillo Island, also known as Penguin Island where you will have the opportunity to observe a colony of Magellanic and Papua penguins in their natural habitat. Make the return journey back to the dock, where your tour will end. 

From Salta: Salinas Grandes, Purmamarca & Los Colorados Hike

10. From Salta: Salinas Grandes, Purmamarca & Los Colorados Hike

After departing from central Salta, drive through the picturesque towns of Yala, Volcán, and Tumbaya. On the way, stop at the Seven Colors Hill viewpoint to appreciate the wonderful views of the multi-hued mountain illuminated by the sun. Arrive in the magical village of Purmamarca at the base of the Seven Colors Hill. Start by ascending the slopes of Cuesta del Lipán, Cuesta del Saladillo, and Abra de Potrerillos. Keep your eyes peeled for local wildlife including vicunas and llamas along the way. When you reach 4,150 m above sea level, be dazzled by the Salinas Grandes - a spectacular white salt plain which creates a striking contrast with the blue sky. Spend about 45 minutes at the salt plain taking in the breathtaking views.  Follow the trail back to Purmamarca where you will have free time for lunch (not included in the tour price). Take the opportunity to stroll through the charming narrow streets, admire views of the mountain, and explore the craft market. Next, enjoy a 30-40 minute hike along the stunning Colorados trail which leads into the surrounding desert landscapes between the mountains. At the end of the tour, return to Salta on the bus where your tour will end.

No trip to Argentina would be complete without a visit to the beautiful capital city of Buenos Aires. With its European architecture, diverse neighborhoods, and numerous attractions, this Spanish-speaking city has something for everyone.

When in Buenos Aires, Tango! Tango, which was designated a world heritage of humanity by UNESCO in 2009, was born in the poor districts of Buenos Aires. Visitors to Buenos Aires can take tango lessons, enjoy a delicious dinner, and dance the night away at one of the many tango clubs located in the La Boca neighborhood.

Sports fans will want to visit the home fields of the rival soccer teams Boca Juniors and River Plate. Located in La Boca and the Belgrano districts, respectively, both stadiums feature museums and tours are available which will take you into preferential seating and other privileged areas.

Visitors should take advantage of their time in Buenos Aires by learning some Spanish. Short courses are available which will teach basics of the language and culture. Learning a little Spanish will make a visit to Argentina even more fulfilling.

The areas outside the city of Buenos Aires are well worth exploring. Day trips to Argentine ranches, or estancias, often feature horse riding, authentic meals, and the opportunity to watch gauchos at work. Another nearby trip is to the island town of Tigre. Tigre is a popular getaway for residents of Buenos Aires and is home to The Naval Museum, numerous rowing clubs, and lavish mansions.

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