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Amazing Argentina is an independent travel company based in Buenos Aires which specializes in tours throughout Argentina including Patagonia, Brazil, Uruguay and Chile.

With local operational offices, over 9 years of experience in the travel industry and a commitment to customer service, Amazing Argentina is your key to a fantastic vacation in this wonderful country.

We offers tours from private luxury travel around Argentina to small group wildlife tours, food and wine excursions for the connoisseur and polo and horse riding holidays in Patagonia. From skiing trips to cruises to Antarctica, our list of world class tours and expertise in building tailor-made trips are second to none.

We will plan and arrange your tour as per your exact requirements by both telephone and Email (or you can visit us at our offices in downtown Buenos Aires).
We accept all major credit cards and to safeguard your travel arrangements, we provide complimentary travel insurance on all tours over 10 days in length (subject to status). This incredible value-for money exclusive benefit is unique among Latin American tour operators and guarantees your trip.
As a committed Eco-tour specialist, we are also a socially responsible travel company and members of STI (sustainable travel international) a non profit organisation dedicated to promoting sustainable travel.

Let us at Amazing Argentina inspire you and take you on a unforgettable vacation to the land of the gaucho.

Wonders of Argentina and Chile
Buenos Aires - Iguazu - Brazil Side - Santiago
13 days / 12 Nights
Description:
Wonders of Argentina and Chile

Wonders of Argentina and Chile

ITINERARY
Day 1. BUENOS AIRES

Arrival, reception and transfer to your hotel.

Day 2. BUENOS AIRES (Breakfast only)

After breakfast, a city tour of perhaps the most cosmopolitan metropolis in South America. Most of the population is of European descent and the city is reminiscent of Paris. It is situated on the Rio de la Plata, and as its name suggests, it is the city of good winds. The tour will include a visit to the Plaza de Mayo, the hub of the city centre and where many public buildings such as the Catedral Metropolitana can be found. At the east end, you will find the Casa Rosada presidential palace with the famous balcony from which Juan and Evita Peron greeted the masses. A visit will also be made to La Boca, Buenos Aires' most colourful neighbourhood. San Telmo, just a few blocks south of Plaza de Mayo is the artist's quarter, what some believe to be Buenos Aires' most interesting feature. Visit to Recoleta, a very fashionable area where you can visit the fine arts museum, called Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, and the city's gardens of Plaza Alvear and Plaza Francia. The latter hosts the largest crafts fair in the city every Sunday.

Day 3. BUENOS AIRES (Breakfast only)

Today you will embark on a Fiesta Gaucha Excursion visiting a typical "estancia" in the pampas. This is a visit to a typical "estancia" or Ranch, in the one of the most fertile and natural prairies of the world, the Argentine. Here you will see the work of the famous Gaucho, the Argentinean cowboy. Return to Buenos Aires.

Day 4. BUENOS AIRES (Breakfast & dinner)

Free day at lesiure. Enjoy a dinner and tango show at La Ventana.

Day 5. BUENOS AIRES - IGUAZU (Breakfast only)

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight to Puerto Iguazu. Transfer to your hotel. Free day.

Day 6. IGUAZU (Breakfast only)

After breakfast, a visit to the fabulous UNESCO World Heritage Iguazu falls, the most voluminous falls in the world and more than three times the width of the Niagara Falls. The Argentinean side of Iguazu allows for a close appreciation. Set in a subtropical rain forest reserve of over 180,000 hectares, Iguazu is home to jaguar, puma, caiman and over 400 species of bird. Return to your hotel.

Day 7. IGUAZU FALLS - BRAZIL SIDE (Breakfast only)

Today you will cross the border into Brazil for a half day excursion to appreciate a wider view of the fallsAfter the tour, trasnfer to the airport for the flight to Rio de Janeiro. (Please note that some citizens require a Brazilian visa). Return to your hotel in Puerto Iguazu.

Day 8: IGUAZU - BUENOS AIRES - SANTIAGO (Breakfast)

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the return flight to Buenos Aires and your connecting flight to Santiago. Arrival and transfer to your hotel.

Day 9: SANTIAGO (Breakfast)

After breakfast, a half day city tour of Santiago including a visit to the Main Square (Plaza de Armas) where you shall appreciate the beautiful Cathedral, Post Office and National Museum. Continue along the main avenue called "Alameda" to admire the San Francisco Church and the National Library. You shall also see the Mercado Central which is one of Santiago's most colourful markets. A visit to Cerro Santa Lucia, for a cable car ride up to the summit for a magnificent view of the city and surrounding Andes Mountains. After lunch (not included), a visit to the Undurraga vineyard, one of the largest exporters of fine wines in Chile. The tour will end with some wine tasting before returning to Santiago.

Day 10: SANTIAGO - RAPA NUI (EASTER ISLANDS) (Breakfast & inflight-lunch)

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight to Rapa Nui, otherwise known as the Easter Islands. The flight will take approximately 5 hours. Arrival, traditional welcome and transfer to your hotel. . For 3 star hotels, we recommend Taha Tai and for 4 star hotels, we recommend the Altiplanico.
Rapa Nui is the most isolated, inhabited island in the world.
Located 2000 miles (3200 km) west of Chile and over 4000 km from Tahiti, it was discovered by the Dutch in 1772, Admiral Jacob Roggeween landed there on Easter Sunday and gave the island its present name. He was the first European to describe the unusual statues carved from the volcanic rock from Rano Raraku. Standing as tall as 18 ft (5.5 m) and weighing up to 100 tons, the statues are known as moai, and each are supposed representations of clan chieftains. These moais, were placed on top of platforms called ahu, which in turn served as a family burial vault.

Day 11: RAPA NUI (EASTER ISLANDS) (Breakfast)

After breakfast, a full day's tour visiting Vaihu, where eight toppled Moai lie, Akahanga, Rano Raraku volcano, where the statues are half buried, Ahu Tongariki, where the largest Ahu (or platform) is located, Te Pito Kura (a large rock believed to have been brought from Tahiti) and Ahu Nau Nau.

Day 12: RAPA NUI (EASTER ISLANDS) (Breakfast)

Today, a half day's excursion to Rano Kau volcano, site of ancient petroglyphs and the ceremonial temple of Iorongo, Vinapu (site of meticulous stonework found nowhere else on the islands) along with the Anakai Tangata caves. Excursion to Ahu Akivi, the famous seven Moais, believed to be one of the last built around 1460 and measuring 14 feet in height and weighing 12 metric tons. The caves of Ana Tepahu and Puna Pau, a quarry, from where the red hats that are worn by some of the Moai were made is also visited today

Day 13: RAPA NUI (EASTER ISLANDS) - SANTIAGO (Breakfast & inflight lunch)

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the return flight back to Santiago and your connecting flight home.

INCLUDED

  • Accommodation in recommended hotels
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Tours and excursions as per itinerary with local English speaking guides in group and private service
  • All internal flight tickets (economy class) Buenos Aires - Iguazu - Buenos Aires - Santiago - Easter Islands- Santiago
  • All entrance fees

NOT INCLUDED

  • Flight to Argentina and from Chile
  • Visas and reciprocity fees if applicable
  • Domestic and international airport taxes
  • Personal expenses such as telephone bills, laundry expenses, etc
  • Insurance against theft, loss, illness and/or accident

For current availability contact us at info@amazingargentina.net and we will send you the relevant trip dossier along with a 90 day fixed quote, terms and conditions.