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Argentina Wildlife Safari

A truly diverse trip, from barren northern Patagonia, to the lush wetlands of Ibera. Experience a captivating Argentinean odyssey with a curated tour spanning Buenos Aires, the Valdes Peninsula in Northern Patagonia, the Ibera Wetlands, and the spectacular Iguazu Falls.

Key information

  • Starting point and ending point: Buenos Aires
  • Languages spoken: English

Highlights

  • See Buenos Aires
  • South to Peninsula Valdes
  • Sea lions, elephant seals, orcas whales, and penguins
  • Iguazu Falls
  • Ibera Wetlands
  • Capybaras, marsh deer, and 350+ birds
  • 11 nights accommodations + meals

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12 activity days
Airport transfer included: Ministro Pistarini International Airport
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Accommodation

Mine Hotel

Welcome to the vibrant heart of Palermo Soho, where the Mine Hotel awaits to immerse you in the bohemian charm of Buenos Aires.

Nestled amidst trendy boutiques, art collectives, inviting cafés, and chic bars, this boutique gem is the epitome of style and comfort. Discover the allure of cobbled streets as you step out into the bustling creative scene that defines Palermo Soho. With its prime location, Mine Hotel becomes your oasis in the midst of the city's artistic energy. For those eager to delve into Buenos Aires' diverse tourist attractions, the subway is conveniently located less than a 10-minute walk away.

With a total of 20 rooms, each one is designed to be light and cheerful. Opting for a Superior room is highly recommended for multi-night stay, offering substantially more space and the added luxury of a private whirlpool tub. Polished concrete floors and pristine white walls maintain a fresh atmosphere, complemented by delightful fabric accents that infuse warmth into the space. Your sanctuary in the city awaits, where comfort meets contemporary style.

The Mine Hotel is focused around a charming patio and breakfast room and this eco-friendly haven exudes a feel-good ambiance, embracing bright colours, natural light, and eco-materials such as stone, wood, and hemp. The lobby strikes a balance between cheerfulness and chic sophistication, featuring a TV, oversized sofa, a well-stocked book snug, and a computer corner that invites you to linger. The entire space radiates brightness and warmth, with polished concrete floors and funky lighting contributing to its urban aesthetic.

The light-drenched breakfast room, adorned with a wall of windows, offers captivating views of a beautiful courtyard equipped with sun loungers and a pool—an ideal setting to start your day.

Dazzler by Wyndham Puerto Madryn

Nestled along the picturesque Golfo Nuevo in northern Patagonia, Dazzler by Wyndham Puerto Madryn welcomes you to a stylish escape.

Their contemporary hotel offers breathtaking views of the gulf and convenient proximity to the renowned Península Valdés and Puerto Pirámides.

Indulge in modern comfort as you unwind in their well-appointed guest rooms, each offering impressive vistas, a 32” LED TV, minibar, and climate control. Start your day with a complimentary breakfast featuring panoramic gulf views, stay connected with complimentary WiFi, and relish authentic Patagonian cuisine at the in-house restaurant.

Enhance your stay with the array of amenities, including a spa, fitness centre, and solarium overlooking the gulf. Embark on exciting adventures right from the doorstep. Explore Golfo Nuevo with thrilling whale-watching excursions or discover the wonders beneath the surface with scuba diving adventures, immersing yourself in the vibrant marine life alongside fish and sea lions. Venture to Punta Tombo for a day trip to witness adorable penguins in their natural habitat.

Take advantage of the prime location near the city centre, with an array of restaurants and shops for an enjoyable stay by the coast at the Dazzler by Wyndham Puerto Madryn.

Mercure Iguazu Hotel Iru

Enjoy the heart of nature's grandeur with a stay at the Mercure Iguazu Iru, an enchanting haven seamlessly blending luxury and the pristine beauty of the Iryapu Jungle.

Nestled within the lush Iryapu forest reserve, this elegant hotel stands as your gateway to the awe-inspiring wonders of the legendary Iguazu Falls.

The hotel features 100 spacious and exquisitely appointed rooms, providing a harmonious fusion of contemporary sophistication and the rustic charm of the surrounding jungle. Immerse yourself in an oasis of comfort, where each room is thoughtfully designed to meet the needs of the discerning traveller. Modern amenities such as air conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi, minibars, and expansive bathrooms elevate your stay.

Step onto your private balcony or terrace to behold breathtaking vistas of the hotel's meticulously landscaped grounds or the captivating expanse of the Iryapu Jungle. Whether you choose to sip your morning coffee amidst the symphony of birdsong or unwind with a nightcap under the canopy of stars, every moment is an invitation to connect with the natural wonders that surround you.

Dive into the refreshing embrace of the expansive swimming pool, a serene oasis beckoning you to relax and rejuvenate after a day of exploration. Indulge in the pleasure of cooling off on a sun-drenched afternoon, or simply bask in the tranquillity of your idyllic surroundings.

Puerto Valle

Nestled within the lush landscapes of the Iberá wetlands in northern Argentina, Puerto Valle Hotel de Esteros is a ranch-style lodge, offering immersive excursions into the wildlife-rich heart of this region.

Set against the backdrop of the Paraná River and surrounded by meticulously landscaped parkland, this hotel occupies historic buildings on a former estancia, creating a charming blend of tradition and modern comfort.

As you step onto the property, verdant lawns adorned with tropical plants greet you, leading to a refreshing swimming pool and shaded loungers—a perfect oasis to unwind beneath the sun's warmth. For cooler evenings, retreat to the cosy library, where a crackling log fire sets the ambiance for relaxation and reflection.

Accommodations at Puerto Valle are a harmonious mix of old-world charm and contemporary luxury. Five guest rooms, situated in the 19th-century ranch-style building, boast picturesque views of the park and lagoon, while nearby deluxe rooms offer a modern retreat. The hotel's restaurant, inspired by the kitchen garden's bounty, crafts nutritious meals featuring local fish, meat, and fresh ingredients.

Your stay includes a daily program of enriching activities that invite you to connect with the natural wonders surrounding you. Embark on nature trails in pursuit of black howler monkeys, embark on boat excursions across the Iberá wetlands and Paraná River to savour moments of tranquillity while observing the diverse avian, reptilian, and mammalian inhabitants. For those seeking a different pace, horse riding on the estancia is tailored for beginners, while kayaking offers a serene exploration of the waterways. Complimentary bicycles are also at your disposal to explore the property at your leisure.

Puerto Valle Hotel de Esteros invites you to immerse yourself in the untouched beauty of the Iberá wetlands, promising an unforgettable escape filled with wildlife encounters and the serene embrace of nature.

Program

Day 1: Welcome to Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina

Welcome to the vibrant and captivating city of Buenos Aires. Upon your arrival at Buenos Aires airport, the dedicated Far & Wild representative will be awaiting you for the transfer to downtown Palermo Soho and the boutique Mine Hotel.

Day 2: Explore Buenos Aires

Get ready for an immersive half-day adventure with your knowledgeable local guide as you delve into the cultural tapestry of Buenos Aires. The carefully curated itinerary promises a journey through the city's most iconic landmarks, ensuring a captivating exploration of its history, politics, and vibrant neighbourhoods. Highlights include the Plaza de Mayo and the charming cobblestone streets of San Telmo, the renowned tango district. Visit Recoleta, one of Buenos Aires' most exclusive neighbourhoods. Wander through its upscale streets, passing elegant cafes and restaurants and visit the renowned Recoleta Cemetery, the final resting place of the iconic Eva Peron.

In the evening enjoy a captivating tango show at La Ventana with a delicious Argentina dinner.

Day 3: Head south to Peninsula Valdes

Embark on the next leg of your Argentinean adventure as you take a short flight from the bustling metropolis of Buenos Aires to Trelew, a gateway to the natural wonders of Peninsula Valdes. Upon arrival, you will be welcomed and transferred to the charming coastal town of Puerto Madryn.

Nestled on the shores of Golfo Nuevo in Northern Patagonia, Puerto Madryn is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers. Your accommodation, the Dazzler Hotel Puerto Madryn, stands as a beacon of comfort and sophistication, offering breathtaking views of the pristine coastline.

Day 4: Peninsula Valdes

Explore the extraordinary Protected Area Peninsula Valdés, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999. Your adventure begins with a one-hour drive to the Carlos Ameghino Visitor Centre where you will gain a deeper understanding of the unique ecosystems that make Peninsula Valdés a globally recognised treasure.

Continuing your journey, you'll arrive at the picturesque Estancia San Lorenzo, a traditional Patagonian sheep farm that also happens to be home to the world's largest Magellan penguin colony. Take in the charming ambiance of this historic estancia as you explore its grounds and enjoy a mouth watering Patagonian lamb BBQ for lunch. After savouring the flavours of Patagonia, you'll head to the phenomenal penguin rookery, just 4 miles from the farmhouse. Prepare to be enchanted as you witness these charismatic creatures in their natural habitat.

At the Punta Norte Wildlife Reserve, the wonders of the Southern Sea come to life. Depending on the time of year, you may have the incredible opportunity to observe Southern Sea lions, Southern Elephant seals, and, if you're particularly lucky, even Orcas. As you journey back to Puerto Madryn, keep your eyes peeled for encounters with the local wildlife that populates this rugged landscape. From guanacos and rheas to foxes, cavies, armadillos, and skunks, the journey promises glimpses of the diverse fauna that thrives in this unique corner of Patagonia.

Day 5: Iguazu Falls, Argentina

On arrival in Iguazu Falls, your guide will transfer you to the Mercure Iguazu Hotel Iru, your accommodation in Iguazu on the Argentinean side nestled within the Iraypu Jungle.

Day 6: Majestic Iguazu Falls

Following breakfast, depart the hotel towards the Iguazú National Park, situated approximately 20 km from the city. This remarkable destination has earned the prestigious status of being a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was recently honoured as one of the New 7 Wonders of the World.

The Upper Trail awaits offers a magnificent panoramic view of the Falls and the Iguazú River Delta. Immerse yourself in the native flora, listen to the melodies of local birds, and, if fortune smiles upon you, catch a glimpse of the famous caí monkeys or the bustling groups of coatis, known for their familial movements.

End the day with the Gran Aventura, a shared boat ride that promises an up-close encounter with the power and beauty of Iguazu Falls. This exciting excursion ensures you witness the falls from various perspectives, creating memories of this natural wonder that will last a lifetime.

Day 7: Iguazu Falls, Brazil, and La Lorenza

Accompanied by a knowledgeable bird guide with binoculars and a telescope, take a captivating walk through the jungle and surrounding roads of La Lorenza in search of the area's most emblematic birds. La Lorenza boasts a remarkable bird diversity, with over 300 species recorded. Among the frequent sightings are the yellow-crested woodpecker, robust woodpecker, friendly orange dancer, territorial crested hummingbird, scarlet-breasted yacutoro, various species of fruit trees, tanagers, climbers, and more.

The Brazil National Park offers a half-day tour with a single walkway of 1,200 metres. Crossing the "Tancredo Neves" International Bridge into Brazil, you'll cover about 20 km (12 miles) to reach the Park's Visitors Centre. The walkway offers a stunning panoramic view of the Argentinian falls from a distance as you traverse the lush rainforest.

Day 8: Transfer to the Ibera Wetlands

Your guide will be waiting for you at your hotel to accompany you on a scenic journey to Puerto Valle in the Ibera Wetlands. This picturesque journey takes you through the lush landscapes of Argentina with the option to make a stop at the Jesuitic Ruins of San Ignacio, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The sprawling Iberá Wetlands, define this region and constitute a vital part of the estuary of the Iberá ecoregion. Your luxurious retreat, Puerto Valle, is strategically located in the northwest end of the National Park, offering an exclusive gateway to the wonders of Iberá. Nestled along the shores of Laguna Valle, Puerto Valle provides a private access point to this pristine lagoon, allowing you to immerse yourself in the tranquillity of the surroundings.

Your stay at Puerto Valle promises an immersive experience in the heart of nature, with opportunities for wildlife observation and eco-friendly adventures through lush landscapes and pristine waters.

Day 9 and 10: Activities in the Ibera Wetlands

Immerse yourself in the natural wonders of Puerto Valle with a range of included activities that showcase the beauty of Esteros del Iberá, the Paraná River, and the surrounding Estancia. Whether you're cruising along the Paraná River, embarking on a captivating photo safari, paddling through serene waters on kayak trips, exploring the landscape on horseback, or venturing on a safari trip through Iberá National Park, each experience promises to connect you with the rich biodiversity of the region.

Don't miss the chance to capture the magic of the red macaw reintroduction at the Cambyretá Portal, a unique opportunity for photography enthusiasts. Your time at Puerto Valle is a seamless blend of exploration, adventure, and a deep connection to the natural wonders of northern Argentina.

Day 11: Return to Buenos Aires

After your adventures immersed in the wildlife of northern Argentina, return to Buenos Aires for your final night in this captivating city. The Mio Buenos Aires is a charming refuge away from the hustle and bustle.

Day 12: Depart Buenos Aires

Transfer to Buenos Aires airport for you departure flight.

Location

Begin your journey in the cultural heartbeat of Buenos Aires, Argentina's dynamic capital and a city that captivates with its fusion of European elegance and Latin American vibrancy. Known as the "Paris of South America," it boasts distinct neighbourhoods, each telling a unique story, from the historic charm of San Telmo to the trendsetting atmosphere of Palermo.

Venture south to Peninsula Valdes in Northern Patagonia for a wildlife safari, unveiling sea lions, elephant seals, and orcas in their natural habitat. Depending on the time of year, visit a penguin colony and watch out for whales.

Experience the grandeur of Iguazu Falls, where a safari boat ride provides an up-close encounter with the breathtaking falls. This diverse tour seamlessly blends cultural exploration with thrilling wildlife encounters, promising an enriching and unforgettable adventure through the diverse landscapes of Argentina.

Finally, nestled in the northeast of Argentina, the Ibera Wetlands beckon with untamed beauty, revealing a vast mosaic of ecosystems that shape pristine landscapes and a vibrant tapestry of wildlife. This expansive region encompasses marshes, lagoons, swamps, and wetlands and provides a sanctuary for capybaras, marsh deer, caimans, howler monkeys, and over 350 bird species, making it a paradise for birdwatchers.

Buenos Aires

Experience the alluring blend of European and Latin American charm in Buenos Aires, where the passionate tango, flavoursome delights, and stunning architecture create an unforgettable introduction to your Argentina getaway.

Immerse yourself in the magnetic charm of Buenos Aires, where European elegance intertwines with vibrant Latin flair. Lose yourself in the vibrant streets of La Boca, where colourful houses and lively street art create a visual feast. Wander through the cobbled lanes of bohemian San Telmo, known for its antique markets, charming cafes, and sultry tango parlours. Experience the sophistication of Recoleta, with its elegant boulevards, the magnificent Recoleta Cemetery, and a wealth of cutting-edge boutique hotels, art galleries, and world-class shopping. And don't miss Palermo, the largest of the barrios, a green oasis teeming with sprawling parks, new-age cafes, fashion boutiques, and a thriving nightlife.

Indulge your senses in the culinary delights that Buenos Aires has to offer. Be captivated by the aroma of sizzling steaks as you embark on a gastronomic journey through the city's renowned steakhouses. Taste the succulent cuts of beef that Argentina is famous for and savour the rich flavours of Argentine cuisine. And for sports enthusiasts, immerse yourself in the passion of football by attending a Boca Juniors or River Plate match, where the electric atmosphere and fervent support of the fans will leave an indelible impression.

Peninusla Valdes

The Valdes Peninsula is a sanctuary for marine wildlife and hosts a vital breeding ground for the endangered southern right whales from August to mid-December.

This period also sees elephant seals and sea lions flourishing along its shores. Notably, orcas, showcasing a unique hunting strategy, grace these waters from February to March. A short distance south, Punta Tombo unveils a mesmerising spectacle between September and April, as it becomes home to South America's largest Magellanic penguin colony. Boats departing from Puerto Piramides offer a chance to witness this thriving ecosystem, complemented by natural viewpoints and beaches along the city's coast.

The Atlantic coast provides an idyllic setting for observing whales, orcas, birds, sea lions, and elephant seals. Adventure seekers and hikers find haven in Lago Puelo and Los Alerces National Parks, while the Carrileufu and Corcovado Rivers beckon rafting enthusiasts. Scuba diving is a compelling option, with the region fostering artificial reefs for first-time divers.

Delve into the area's Welsh roots by savouring Welsh Tea and Traditional Confectionery in Gaiman and Trevelin villages. A delightful experience awaits, where Welsh tea, traditional marmalades, and confectionery provide a taste of the rich cultural heritage embedded in these charming communities.

Iguazu Falls

Located in a lush tropical setting and teeming with wildlife, they are a must-visit destination for any adventurer seeking the wonders of Argentina.

Prepare to be swept off your feet by the majestic wonder of the Iguazu Falls. Situated at the border of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay, these falls are a sight that will leave you breathless. They have been rightfully recognized as one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World. Spanning a staggering 3 kilometres, the Iguazu Falls boast a complex network of 275 falls, reaching incredible heights of 200 feet.

While the Brazilian side offers unparalleled panoramic views, it's the Argentinean side that truly immerses you in the heart of the falls. With an extensive network of walkways, you'll have the opportunity to explore the falls from up-close and various perspectives. The iconic Devils Throat steals the show, where a magnificent U-shaped waterfall, spanning 500 feet across and 2,000 feet in length, takes your breath away with its thunderous cascades crashing into the Iguazu River.

Surrounded by lush rainforest, the falls are a sanctuary for over 2,000 species of flora, 500 bird species, and an array of fascinating mammals, including monkeys, giant anteaters, and even the elusive jaguar. Spend a full day traversing the park's paths, boardwalks, and viewpoints, taking a misty train ride along the base, embarking on a thrilling boat safari to the foot of the falls, or venturing into the jungle trails in search of unique wildlife encounters.

Ibera Wetlands

In the heart of Corrientes province lies the captivating Ibera Wetland's, Argentina's expansive marshlands, a sublime fusion of sky, water, grass, and birdsong.

This pristine haven stands as the country's most significant and biodiverse wetland area, an untouched sanctuary for myriad of wildlife and plants. Amidst this remote paradise, caimans, capybaras, swamp deer, howler monkeys, and an array of over 350 bird species thrive, contributing to the allure of this region as a haven for nature enthusiasts.

The Ibera wetlands unfolds a repertoire of experiences, from boat safaris and birdwatching to invigorating hikes, treks, walks, and horseback riding. For those yearning to disconnect from civilization and immerse themselves in untouched nature, Ibera is an ideal destination.

On the serene waters of Ibera Lake, morning, afternoon, and sunset safaris provide enchanting encounters with the wetland's diverse wildlife. The region's significance for birdwatchers is unparalleled, drawing professionals and hobby birders alike to the charming Colonia Carlos Pellegrini. As daylight fades, Night Safaris, guided by specialists, unveil the swampland's mysterious nocturnal wonders, beginning around sunset.

The Ibera Wetlands, with its unspoiled beauty and diverse ecosystems, invites adventurers to witness the symphony of nature, promising a journey that transcends the ordinary.

Food

You will be served the following meals:

  • 2 nights at the Mine Hotel: breakfast included
  • 2 nights at Dazzler Hotel Puerto Madryn: breakfast included
  • 3 nights at Puerto Valle: all meals included
  • 3 nights at Mercure Iguazu Hotel Iru: breakfast included
  • 1 night at Mio Buenos Aires: breakfast included

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • All activities specified above
  • 2 nights at the Mine Hotel - Classic Room, breakfast included
  • 2 nights at Dazzler Hotel Puerto Madryn - Sea View Room, breakfast included
  • 3 nights at Puerto Valle - Casco Room, all meals and activities included
  • 3 nights at Mercure Iguazu Hotel Iru - Standard Room, breakfast included
  • 1 night at Mio Buenos Aires - Executive Room, breakfast included
  • All transfers
  • Domestic flights within Argentina, guides, and other fees where stated as included

What's not included

  • Single supplements
  • International flights to / from Buenos Aires
  • Meals not mentioned as included

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Airport: Ministro Pistarini International Airport Airport transfer included: Ministro Pistarini International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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