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Welcome to your

Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls & Wine Country (Mendoza)

Experience
Here's where you're going:
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Iguazu Falls, Argentina
Iguazu Falls, Brazil
Mendoza, Argentina

Here's what you'll get:

All Transportation*

(*Flights Priced Separately - see below)
Superb guiding & support each step of the way from experts like
Eliana Vildoso

You're just a few simple steps away from reserving your Custom, Private Trip...

Customize this Itinerary below to your desired start date and travel style to begin your booking request!

Like this itinerary but Want More? You'll be able to combine this with other destinations during the next step.

Pricing

Traveler Quantity23 - 45 - 67 - 10
Price Per Person$2,110.00$2,005.00$1,880.00$1,700.00
Note: Pricing based on double or triple occupancy rooms.
For pricing on traveler quantities not shown above, please contact us.

Local Flight Costs
(in addition to the costs noted above)

$450 per person*
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*Approximate cost. Flight cost only final upon issue of tickets.
Day by Day Itinerary Details
Hotel Category / Style: 4-Star Superior 
Trip ID:
ARG: BUE_IGR_MDZ [4 SUP]
Day 1
Itinerary Begins in Buenos Aires
You've arrived - Welcome!
  • Upon arrival to the airport in Buenos Aires (international airport code EZE; domestic airport code AEP) you will be greeted by your private guide and/or driver holding a sign with your name on it.
  • If you will already be in town today (either by way of another Trip Harvest itinerary which ends in Buenos Aires, or on your own), we can of course meet you there as well to begin this itinerary.
Transfer to Hotel, with Guide
Private - Driver and Guide / Driver-Guide
  • Private transfer (car or van, depending on your party's size) to your selected hotel.
  • Driver and English-speaking guide or Driver-Guide (guide drives the vehicle; this depends on the location and traveler quantity).
  • Your guide will provide you with additional information regarding your trip and will assist you with getting settled-in at your hotel on arrival.
  • Modern, safe, air-conditioned vehicle and complementary bottled water for each passenger.
 for 3 nights
Day 2
Private Buenos Aires Walking Tour
Walk the many neighborhoods of Buenos Aires and take public transportation between points of interest with your private guide.(Coffee Break)
  • Your private guide will meet you at your hotel to begin this tour.
  • See the principal and many off-the-beaten path sights around this bustling metropolis while you get around the city like a local.
  • This tour includes a combination of private transportation and walking to allow you to get an in-depth experience.
  • Stop at an interesting cafe or coffee shop for a snack and some people-watching.
  • Meander through Bohemian San Telmo and the Iconic La Boca Neighborhood.
  • Finish with a stroll through upscale Puerto Madero and its many restaurants and shops.
  • This is a half day tour lasting about 4 hours and is generally done in the morning, allowing you free time for lunch and the remainder of the day.
Evening Wine Tasting Event or Tango Show
Your choice of an evening experience in Argentina's vibrant capital.(Wine Tasting)

For tonight, you can choose from two experiences that make up important parts of Argentinian culture. 

Choose from wine tasting at a local bodega (cellar) in the Palermo neighborhood, or a Tango Show with dinner included at the Viejo Almacen.  

*You'll enter your preference during the payment process.

Wine Tasting

  • Wine tasting includes tasting of 5 or more wines and pairing with different local appetizers.
  • A professional sommelier will explain about the different wines and foods that you are trying.
  • This is a great way to learn about some of Argentina's most well-known (and also more exclusive) wines and varietals.
  • Transportation to the cellar is not included.  It is located in Palermo, walking distance or a short cab ride from most of our recommended hotels.
  • An excellent pre-dinner activity, as there are many excellent restaurants right near the cellar (recommendations will be provided so you can make a reservation if you'd like).

Viejo Almacen Tango Show

  • Your other option for this evening is to see the renowned and authentic Tango show at the Viejo Almacen.
  • This show generally includes 4 Tango couples, as well as a local folkloric show. 
  • 100% live music and dancing by top professionals.
  • Pick up from your hotel is at 8:45 p.m. (the show starts at 9:00).  You'll likely want to have dinner before the show, unless you like to eat late (in true Porteño style!).
  • Note: It is also possible to include dinner with the show, at an extra cost.  The food is good but relatively expensive compared to restaurants in the area of your hotel.  If you'd like to include dinner with the show, please let us know and we can arrange it for you.
  • Private transportation to and from the show are included.
Day 3
Free Day in Buenos Aires
A day for strolling around town to see other points of interest or setting up an activity on your own.
  • Today you have the day at your leisure.
  • A chance for relaxing at or near your hotel, strolling around on your own, or doing some other activity of interest to you.
  • We will send a number of suggestions for things you can do on your own in Buenos Aires with your final trip documentation.
Day 4
Transfer to Airport
Private - Driver Only
  • Transfer to the airport with a private vehicle and driver (Spanish-speaking, generally with a basic understanding of English).
  • Domestic travel generally requires arriving 2 hours prior to departure and 3 hours for international.  Your transfer will be scheduled accordingly.
Fly Buenos Aires (AEP or EZE) to Iguazu (IGR)
Domestic Air Travel - 1h 50m approx.
  • Fly from Buenos Aires (usually AEP but sometimes EZE) to Iguazu Falls (IGR).
  • Flights for certain bundles must meet specific parameters for arrival times.  If applicable, these are noted below in the local flights section.  We take care of this but it's good be aware of these logistical elements.
Transfer to Hotel
Private - Driver Only
  • Private transfer (car or van, depending on your party's size) to your selected hotel.
  • Private driver with a basic understanding of English (not a tour guide but able to understand basic questions and/or instructions).
  • Modern, safe, air-conditioned vehicle and complementary bottled water for each passenger.
Private Half Day Excursion to the Brazil Side of Iguazu Falls
Walk the viewing terraces and get the best panoramic views of Igauzu with your private guide.
  • With your private guide, you will travel by vehicle to the border where you'll clear customs and immigration, and then into Iguazu National Park on the Brazilian side of the falls.
  • You'll walk the system of viewing terraces with your guide who will explain about the history and geography of this unique area.  
  • The Brazil side of the falls offers a more panoramic view of the national park, versus the Argentine side which has more close-up viewing opportunities and trails.
  • After your visit, you'll return to Argentina and your hotel.
  • *NOTE: A Brazil tourist visa is required for each traveler in order to visit the Brazil side of Iguazu.  This visa must be obtained prior to travel (the visa process is now done online and details will be provided at booking).
  • This is a half day tour lasting around 3-4 hours, door to door.
Day 5
Private Tour of the Argentine Side of Iguazu
Explore the vast trail and walkway system on the Argentine side of Iguazu, with your private guide.
  • Your guide will meet you at your hotel and you'll be transported to the park entrance on the Argentine side of Iguazu .
  • You'll take an electric train for a visit through the park with 2 stops until you reach the massive "Devil's Throat", the largest of the waterfalls.
  • You'll return by train to visit the upper Argentinean falls, where you'll have a nice panoramic view.
  • Stop for lunch at local restaurant in the park (time will be made for lunch but the cost must be paid directly).
  • In the afternoon you'll continue to the lower circuit of the falls for more viewpoints and the chance to do a boat ride if you'd like (additional cost of about $15 per person for the boat ride, just ask your guide about it).
  • Note that if you prefer to walk more trails (like the excellent Macuco trail), this is also an option today - just let you're guide know and more walking/trekking can be included.
  • You'll return to your hotel in the mid-afternoon.
  • This is 3/4 day excursion lasting around 6 hours (door to door) and leaving time for an afternoon excursion if doing the Active or Adventurous activity option.
Day 6
Transfer to Airport
Private - Driver Only
  • Transfer to the airport with a private vehicle and driver (Spanish-speaking, generally with a basic understanding of English).
  • Domestic travel generally requires arriving 2 hours prior to departure and 3 hours for international.  Your transfer will be scheduled accordingly.
Fly Iguazu (IGR) to Mendoza (MDZ), with stopover
Domestic Air Travel (travel time varies by stopover location and time)
  • Fly from Iguazu (IGR) to Mendoza (MDZ).  Currently there are no nonstop flights for this route and flights generally stop-over in either Cordoba (COR) or Buenos Aires (AEP).
  • Flights for certain bundles must meet specific parameters for arrival times.  If applicable, these are noted below in the local flights section.  We take care of this but it's good be aware of these logistical elements.
Transfer to Hotel
Private - Driver Only
  • Private transfer (car or van, depending on your party's size) to your selected hotel.
  • Private driver with a basic understanding of English (not a tour guide but able to understand basic questions and/or instructions).
  • Modern, safe, air-conditioned vehicle and complementary bottled water for each passenger.
 for 3 nights
Day 7
Private Lujan de Cuyo Wine Experience, including Lunch
An in-depth, complete wine experience with exclusive visits and a private guide.(Local Restaurant)(Wine Tasting)
  • In the morning you will be picked up from your hotel by your private guide and driven to the Lujan de Cuyo area south of Mendoza where many of Argentina's best wines are produced.
  • You will visit 3 wineries today, in the company of a specialized guide.
  • You will generally (but not always, see below) visit the following wineries:
  • Bodega Carlos Pulenta – Vistalba. This is boutique winery, has a very interesting production of premium wines.
  • Tapiz Wines with its medium-sized vineyard that develops not just popular wines but also rising, lesser-known ones.
  • Bodega Septima, where you'll have a gourmet lunch.  This winery, while having grown to a large size, has maintained the production quality a small scale winery with personalized service and outstanding wines.
  • The restaurant at Septima is one of the region's best, and you'll enjoy a five-course meal with food and wine paired perfectly for the day and surroundings.
  • After lunch you'll make your way back to Mendoza and be dropped off at your hotel.
  • Note: Wineries might change, depending the season. The specific wineries will be confirmed when you receive your final trip documentation.
  • This is a full day excursion lasting around 8 hours (door to door).
  • Lunch and wine tastings are included in the cost.
Day 8
Private Mendoza City Tour
A stroll around the tree-lined avenues of Mendoza, as well as San Martin Park, with your private guide.(Coffee Break)
  • Your private guide will meet you at your hotel in the morning and you'll be transported into town (or if your hotel is in town you'll start right from there) to begin your tour of this quaint city which was founded in 1561.
  • Stroll along the many tree-lined streets (several of which are only for pedestrians) and visit the main plaza where local artisans come to meet and offer their crafts for sale.
  • View Mendoza's many colonial buildings (Mendoza has some very interesting colonial architecture), including the Basilica of San Francisco.
  • Stop for a coffee and a snack at an open air cafe.
  • Later you'll head by vehicle up on the hill above the city to the beautiful San Martin Park, a great place to get some views and take in a bit of what daily life is like for a Mendocino.  The park has an excellent rose garden and a large lagoon where rowers can be seen practicing.
  • Later you'll head back down with the option to be dropped off at your hotel, or perhaps at a restaurant for lunch.
  • You will have the remainder of the day at your leisure.
  • This is a half day excursion lasting around 4 hours (door to door).
Day 9
Transfer to Airport
Private - Driver Only
  • Transfer to the airport with a private vehicle and driver (Spanish-speaking, generally with a basic understanding of English).
  • Domestic travel generally requires arriving 2 hours prior to departure and 3 hours for international.  Your transfer will be scheduled accordingly.
Itinerary Ends / Travel Home or Add-On
  • This marks the completion of this itinerary.
  • If you aren't heading home today, you may want to add another destination to your trip (suggestions can be found in the "Add On" tab in your shopping cart). 
 

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What You Need To Know

What's Included

What's Included and What's Not

The pricing shown above includes all of the following:

  • All accommodations, transportation, guiding, activities and excursions listed in the day by day itinerary description above.
  • Any meals noted as included with booked activities and excursions, as well as breakfast every day at your hotels. 
  • Unless otherwise noted, services are provided in-private, with a driver and/or guide just for you and your traveling companion(s).

The pricing shown above does not include the following:

  • Local or international airfare* (see below), EXCEPT for Galapagos cruises, which do include local flights between mainland Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. 
  • Tips or other gratuities.
  • Travel insurance.

*Upon requesting confirmation of your trip, we'll email you local flight options that perfectly match the trip itinerary(ies) that you've selected. During the booking process, you'll have the option to request an international flight quote as well if you would like that quoted as well. You're not required to purchase any flights through us, but it's important to be aware of the logistical notes (necessary arrival and departure times) for local flights on your trip.

For additional information, please refer to our full Terms & Conditions here.

Local Flight Information

Any local flights as well as recommended arrival/departure times related to this itinerary will be shown here.
If you're combining itineraries, the local flight tool in the shopping cart will display local flights based on the combinations you've selected.
We'll assist with your local flights, but it's good to be aware of these logistical elements as you begin making arrangements for your trip.
Day 4
Depart
BUE
Arrive
IGR
before
10:00
Day 6
Depart
IGR
Arrive
MDZ
Day 9
Depart
MDZ
Arrive
BUE

F.A.Q.

Are your trips group trips or private trips?

Answer: 

Any arrangements made through us are for 

you and your traveling companions only.  We do include certain excursions and activities in various destinations that are run on a group basis (like boat rides to view glaciers, or biking with wine tasting, for example) and these are noted in the itinerary details, but your trip is unique and yours alone.

Do you book my flights or do I have to do that myself?

Answer: 

We'll always send you a quote for any local fli

ghts needed for your trip (and international flights as well, upon request), but it's not a requirement that you book flights through us.

Once you've added a bundle to your trip request, you'll have the chance to see some current local flight options via our tool, but it's a good idea to wait until we email you your trip confirmation before booking local flights.

What guides do you work with?

Answer: 

We work with exceptional, top local guides in e

very country and destination that we offer.  Our guides are locals who have intimate knowledge of the areas and activities they are guiding, and a large majority have extensive experience in the industry as well as studies in the tourism field.  All guides speak excellent English.  Guides are employees of our local partner companies (read more about them here), adding to the level of support behind your trip from start to finish.

What is the transportation like?

Answer: 

Transportation to and from airports and hotels

is always private (a car, minivan or van just for you and your traveling companions, depending on the number).  Transportation during excursions or activities is generally done in private, except during excursions noted as "small group" or "shared".  You'll never find yourself on a large tour bus with us.
 

Do you have any certifications or accreditations?

Answer: 

Yes, we are a Registered Seller of Travel in th

e state of California and are an IATA/IATAN accredited company.

Do you offer travel insurance?

Answer: 

We don't sell travel insurance directly. 

We work with a company called Allianz.  Follow the link below to visit their site for a quote, or to speak with a representative. Allianz Travel Insurance

Do I need a passport and/or visa to travel?

Answer: 

All visitors must have a valid passport to ente

r and proof of onward passage. Your passport should be valid for at least six months after your departure date.

Is your company insured?

Answer: 

Yes.

We carry a $1 million professional liability, errors and ommissions insurance policy.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Iguazu Falls, Argentina
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Mendoza, Argentina
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