Argentina's Wildlife

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12 Nights | from £4,895pp

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Journey to some of Argentina's most remote regions. Discover a rich diversity of wildlife and a striking contrast of landscapes from the vast steppes and rugged cliffs of the Atlantic Coast to the open savannah and wetlands of Ibera into the dense rainforest around Iguazu Falls.

Day 1 - London/Buenos Aires
Fly overnight to Buenos Aires. 

Day 2 - Buenos Aires
In the morning, arrive at your hotel in the heart of Buenos Aires. In the afternoon tour the 'Paris of Latin America' including Palermo Chico and Soho; the Teatro Colon Opera House; and the Recoleta cemetery.

Day 3 - Buenos Aires
A full day to explore this fascinating city; you could take a boatride out on the Tigre Delta or we can arrange a day trip to a nearby estancia for horse-riding and an asado barbeque lunch. 

Day 4 - Buenos Aires/Peninsula Valdes
Fly south to Trelew and journey to El Pedral Lodge, scenically located at Punta Ninfas, an ideal vantage point looking out towards Peninsula Valdes. 

Day 5 - Peninsula Valdes
Enjoy a full day tour to Peninsula Valdes with a whale-watching boat trip (in season from June to November).

Day 6 - Peninsula Valdes
Explore the walking trails along the beach and cliffs from the lodge, looking out for colonies of elephant seals and sea lions, or take a horse-riding excursion across the Patagonian steppe in search of guanaco and grey foxes. 

Day 7 - Peninsula Valdes/Buenos Aires
Head today to Punta Tombo to observe a vast colony of Magellanic penguins before returning to the airport to fly back to Buenos Aires. 

Day 8 - Buenos Aires/Ibera
Take an early morning flight north to Posadas and journey by road for a few hours to your remote lodge close to the edge of the vast wetlands area of Esteros del Ibera. 

Day 9 - Ibera
Head to the wetlands for a boat trip to observe a myriad of birdlife and spot capybara and caiman amongst the reeds. The ranch has plenty of horses for you to ride in order to explore the savannah landscape. Enjoy a sundowner after a leisurely hike or cycle ride before enjoying delicious gourmet cuisine back at the lodge. 

Day 10 - Ibera/Missiones
Take a short flight over the Ibera marshes to Posadas to continue by road to Libertad, an hour south of Iguazu Falls, stopping enroute for a tour of the ruins of the Jesuit Mission, San Ignacio Mini. Arrive in the evening at a luxurious lodge set amid dense Atlantic rainforest. 

Day 11 - Missiones
Take walks through the trails surrounding the lodge with their expert naturalist guide, Emilio White, looking for birds, monkeys and butterflies. In the evening, you may have the chance to head to nearby Urugua-I Provincial Park to spot tapirs by night. 

Day 12 - Missiones/Iguazú
Journey north by road for an hour to arrive at the Iguazu Falls National Park. Spend the day exploring the network of pathways leading to the Falls, set amid tropical vegetation and marvel at the rainbows in the spray. In the evening, continue to your hotel on the Brazilian sideof the Falls. 

Day 13 - Iguazú/London
Take an early morning walk to see the Falls from the Brazilian side before departing your hotel at Iguazú to connect with your overnight flight via Sao Paulo back to London.

Pricing
At A&K all of our journeys are individually tailored to suit your needs and timescale. As a guide, this 13 day suggested journey in Argentina will cost from £4,895 per person based on two adults sharing with flights from the UK and subject to availability.

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Best time to be there

A year round destination, Argentina's climate ranges from subtropical in the north to sub arctic in the south. The best times to visit are November to March. Spring and autumn (September to November and April to May) offer pleasant, mild temperatures.

Fly to

Buenos Aires - British Airways daily.

flying time

13.5 hours

time difference

GMT -3 hours

Visas

Not required for UK passport holders

Health Requirements

Yellow fever certificate required if arriving from an infected area

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