6 Winter Adventure Holidays in the Sun
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Venture on an Argentina two-week itinerary that focuses on wildlife, exploring off-the-beaten-path to discover exotic creatures and breathtaking landscapes. From the vibrant streets and lush parklands of Buenos Aires to the vast Wetlands teeming with capybara, howler monkeys, marshland deer, Pampas deer, caiman, neotropical otters and an array of bird species. At the Wetlands, you can likewise kayak along the river discovering nature's wonders.
Witness the mighty Iguazú Falls and its jungle of rare flora and fauna, explore the coastline's marine marvels, renowned for its abundant population of seals, penguins, and scores of whales, and indulge in the epitome of opulence throughout. This journey promises an unforgettable odyssey through Argentina's wildlife havens and sumptuous retreats.
On arrival at Ezeiza International Airport, you’ll be met by a Wayfairer representative and escorted to your private vehicle. Enjoy VIP service as you are driven to the centre of the city, catching a glimpse of the ‘Paris of Latin America’.
Check into Legado Mítico, a luxe boutique hotel in Palermo designed according to the legendary figures from Argentina’s history. It is surrounded by cafes, restaurants, and cultural gems, and you should explore its parks, sip wine in charming bars, and toast to your first Argentine night.
After breakfast, your English-speaking guide will lead you on a personalised half-day tour of Buenos Aires, exploring key attractions like Avenida 9 de Julio, the widest avenue in the world, Teatro Colon Opera House, and Casa Rosada, the iconic pink government house in Plaza de Mayo.
Next up is La Boca and San Telmo, the Italian-immigrant barrios (neighbourhoods) where the city was born, Puerto Madero, which has superb restaurants, Recoleta, a neighbourhood with a cemetery of Argentina’s most famous figures and ending in Palermo. The tour can be tailored to your interests, and your guide will provide suggestions for your afternoon sightseeing.
Today, dive into this enchanting city! Roam streets filled with architectural wonders, savour cultural delights, and indulge in exquisite food and wine at charming cafes. We recommend exploring the city’s culture through the myriad of museums and art galleries, starting with El Caminito, an artistic alley and colourful street museum, and El Ateneo Grand Splendid, a breathtaking bookstore in a converted theatre, with excellent coffee and live piano playing from the original stage. For sports enthusiasts, catch an electrifying football match at Bombonera Stadium in La Boca, surrounded by fervent fans.
After breakfast, you’ll be picked up from your hotel by your private driver and transferred to your domestic flight to Posadas. A small charter flight will whisk you onto Estancia Rincon del Socorro, your accommodation for the next three nights.
Estancia Rincon del Socorro sits in the heart of the Iberá National Park, and it’s the crown jewel of a conservation project begun by Douglas Tompkins, a philanthropist and conservationist, who wanted to turn the area into a great natural park and bring the local extinct flora back in style. And he succeeded! This afternoon, you can settle into the spacious lodge, formerly a cattle ranch that’s now boasting a classic European style and cosy rooms, and relax in the peaceful oasis.
You’ll stay at Estancia Rincon del Socorro on a full-board basis with all activities included, and you’ll spend the next two days exploring the region at your leisure. The lodge is situated within its exclusive 30,000-acre reserve at the outskirts of the expansive Iberá Provincial Park, where you can explore diverse ecosystems, grasslands, savannas, forests, espinal woodlands, broomsedges, and Caranday palm groves on guided safaris.
Since it is renowned for its vast wetlands and breathtaking wildlife, you’ll likely see many exquisite animals, including caimans, anteaters, capybaras, maned wolves, otters, and deer. The estancia likewise positions itself as a prime spot for bird watching, and there are up to 350 bird species to discover, including the Yellow Cardinal (Gubernatrix cristata) and the Strange-Tailed Tyrant (Alectrurus risora). Spend some time exploring Uguay, the closest village, to delve into the culture of the wetlands' residents and their crafts.
Estancia Rincon del Socorro offers various adventurous activities, including tracking walks to detect reintroduced animals, cycling or horseback riding through pastures and marshlands, and boat trips in the Laguna Iberá area. Combine these activities with night safaris and stargazing for a chance to witness firefly displays and spot wildlife like wolves, eagle owls, and viscachas. If relaxation is your goal, enjoy the swimming pool, explore the library's numerous books, or join talks about the property and rewilding projects. Take a leisurely stroll through the gardens, and you might catch glimpses of animals from the surrounding wetlands.
After breakfast, you’ll be met by your English-speaking private chauffeur-guide, and transferred from Puerto Valle to Loi Suites jungle hotel in Puerto Iguazú, visiting some Jesuit ruins along the way.
Loi Suites Iguazú Hotel is an exclusive and luxurious eco-lodge, nestled in the Iryapú Jungle. You’ll stay here for two nights, within close range of the Iguazú Falls. Built with a focus on sustainability, Loi Suites aims to preserve the native vegetation, and you’ll be surrounded by towering trees and diverse wildlife. Spend the afternoon enjoying the outdoor heated swimming pool, pool bar, spa, gym and restaurant.
Start your day with breakfast before a full-day adventure to Iguazú Falls. Your private English-speaking chauffeur guide will pick you up at the hotel, taking you to the awe-inspiring Argentine side of the falls with included National Park entrance fees.
As the largest waterfall system in the world, the Iguazú Falls are an incredible feat of nature and a natural wonder of the world. Explore three viewpoints on the Green Train (a circuit of ecological trains winding through the park), visiting the Lower Circuit for up-close views and the Upper Circuit for spectacular panoramas. The expert guide will highlight jungle wonders, pointing out all the fascinating plants, animals, and gems of the jungle, you'll be driven back to your hotel for the evening.
After breakfast, you’ll be met by your private English-speaking chauffeur guide and transferred to Puerto Iguazú airport for your domestic flight to Trelew Airport. You’ll then be transferred to Estancia Rincon Chico, an exclusive ranch situated on the UNESCO-listed Peninsula Valdés, which is a marine-rich area harbouring elephant seals, orcas, whales, sea lions, penguins and many fish and bird species.
You’ll stay at the lodge for the next three nights on a full-board basis, with all meals and activities included. Spend the afternoon exploring the lodge, visiting the beach or venturing out on a breezy bike ride.
Today is yours to explore at your leisure. Estancia Rincon Chico offers several activities, including watching a variety of coastal and inland birds, guided wildlife-watching tours with naturalists and bilingual biologists, who take you along off-the-beaten-track hiking trails to private beaches and horseback riding, mountain biking, walking in the dune fields and tours of the old livestock facilities.
Another day to spend exploring Peninsula Valdes and beyond. Besides wildlife watching, the region has Puerto Piramides, the only small coastal town on the peninsula. It is great for whale watching, relaxing on the sandy beach and partaking in activities like diving, mountain biking, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding. Punta Norte, on the other hand, is at the peninsula’s very tip and is a breathtaking natural area – best for photographers.
Caleta Valdes is another beautiful bay, and if you’d like to venture further, visit Puerto Madryn, a coastal city in northern Patagonia that has a colourful culture and some gorgeous beaches. There are also a few charming towns to visit, including Gaiman, a little Welsh village, with old brick houses and traditional Welsh customs, brought by Welsh immigrants who settled here two centuries ago.
After breakfast, you’ll be met by your private driver and transferred to the airport for your domestic flight to Buenos Aires. On arrival at the airport, you’ll be met by your private driver and transferred to the Palermo area to spend one last night in Legado Mítico. You may like to practise your tango at a lively tango hall, do some shopping or relax and indulge in Argentine wine and delicious traditional cuisine.
Savour your last breakfast; then, your private driver will take you from the hotel to Ezeiza International Airport for your journey home. After two exciting weeks exploring Argentina's vibrant cities, stunning natural wonders, and wildlife-rich areas, you'll depart with unforgettable stories and memories. If you crave more adventure, consider flying to Chile for incredible nature or heading to Ushuaia for the ultimate southern experience, where you can embark on a cruise to Antarctica and encounter remarkable wildlife.