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Introducing Argentina and Uruguay - 10 Days

From mighty Iguazú Falls in the subtropical north to the thunderous, crackling advance of the Glaciar Perito Moreno in the south, Argentina is home to a vast natural wonderland. Diversity is a big part of it. The country that boasts the Andes’ highest snowbound peaks is also home to rich wetlands, rust-hued desert, deep-blue lakes, lichen-clad Valdivian forests and Patagonia’s arid steppes. Wildlife comes in spectacular variety, from penguins and flamingos to capybaras, giant anteaters, whales, guanaco herds and more. Andean peaks, Amazonian rainforest, Patagonian glaciers, Incan ruins, colonial towns, white-sand beaches and vertiginous nightlife: the wonders of South America set the stage for incredible adventures.

Best time to visit

Due to Argentina’s vast extension, weather conditions and temperatures vary greatly from destination to destination.

Buenos Aires is a year round destination with mild winters (May – September) and hot summers (November – March) whilst the spring and fall months in between remain warm.

Iguazú falls can be visited year round although the summer months (November – March) can be particularly hot and humid, and the falls have their highest flow at this time of year. The winter months of June through September offer milder temperatures whilst the flow of water is lower than during the summer.

The mountainous Lake District is cool all throughout the year, enjoying a northern European climate. Here, April through June is the months of heaviest rainfall. November through March is considered the best travel time, but is also the time of year that attracts the biggest crowds.

Atlantic Patagonia is mainly cool, with unpredictable changes of weather throughout the year, while the best time to visit the Peninsula Valdés natural reserve depends on the fauna viewing more than on the weather. Whale watching usually takes place between late June and late November while penguin watching is between December and March every year.

Southern Patagonia experiences extremely cold winters (May – September) with much of the infrastructure closed at this time of year. The summers attract the largest crowds as well as the strongest winds whilst the shoulder seasons of spring (September-November) and fall (March – April) see reduced winds as well as colourful landscapes with flora coming into flower.

Central Argentina offers a continental climate and Cordoba and Mendoza can be visited all year round. Winter in both destinations presents cool mornings and evenings with mild afternoons. In the wine country surrounding Mendoza, the harvest takes place in February and March.

Northwest Argentina is best visited during the winter months of April – September when the climate remains predominantly dry and pleasantly warm whilst the summer months of November – March bring hot temperatures and some overcast and rainy days.

Day 1
Arrived in Buenos Aires

Upon arrival at Ezeiza Airport in Buenos Aires, your English-Speaking representative will be on hand to escort you to your waiting private motor coach for the transfer to the hotel. After check-in, time to freshen up before a special sightseeing tour of the Argentine capital.

The tour will take in all the major sights including the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Government Palace (Casa Rosada), the colourful La Boca district, the port barrio and vibrant working class heart of Buenos Aires, and San Telmo, home and birthplace of the sultry tango.

Day 2
Buenos Aires

After breakfast, embark on a sightseeing excursion of the older areas of Argentina’s capital city with your guide.

There will be special emphasis on the historical parts of the city, such as San Telmo where you may visit the Plaza Dorrego market (open on Sundays). The tour will also include a visit to “El Zanjón”. In 1986 work began on the renovation of this 19th century house in San Telmo. A section of tunnel was discovered underneath, and it was soon apparent that it formed part of the Buenos Aires sewer system abandoned in the mid 1880s. The building is spectacular inside, and gives an interesting insight into the Buenos Aires of old. Continue to Puerto Madero district to enjoy lunch at exclusive restaurant.

Return to the hotel, where the remainder of the afternoon is at leisure. Freshen up and prepare for a special view of the city by night. You will be transferred to Café Tortoni. Founded in 1858, it is the oldest coffee shop in the whole country and has a very rich history. Then continue to El Querandi, the most famous tango restaurant where you will have dinner and appreciate a tango show.

Day 3
Buenos Aires – Bariloche

This morning transfer to the airport to board your flight to Bariloche. Dubbed Argentina’s “Little Switzerland,” this is a region with strong ties to Central Europe and many local families originally immigrated here from Germany, Switzerland and Northern Italy.

Your sightseeing tour in Bariloche will take you up into the surrounding mountains for breathtaking views of the Cathedral, Lopez and Otto Mountain peaks, descending to Lake Nahuel Huapi and Lake Moreno. A visit to Cerro Campanario by chairlift gives you one of the most spectacular views of the area. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Afterwards, transfer to the exclusive El Casco Art Hotel.

Day 4

After breakfast, depart for a visit to Villa La Angostura. This village is located 82 kilometres from Bariloche at South Neuquén on the banks northwest of Nahuel Huapi Lake.

Visit this charming village where the exclusive Hostería Las Balsas (Relais & Chateaux) is found, this is where you will have lunch. After lunch, board a boat and navigate the Nahuel Huapi Lake as far as Puerto Pañuelo. From here it is only a short drive back to your accommodation.

Day 5

Today is at leisure to enjoy the facilities in and around the lodge.

Day 6
Bariloche – Carmelo

This morning transfer to the airport to board a flight back to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival in Buenos Aires, you will be locally transferred to board your flight to Carmelo, a small village located in Uruguay.

Upon arrival in Carmelo, you will be transferred to the exclusive Four Seasons Hotel & Spa. Nestled amidst pine and eucalyptus trees by the Rio de la Plata, this wonderful resort offers golf, riding, fishing and a scenic river bank.

Day 7

The next two days are yours to enjoy the wide range of facilities available at Carmelo.

You will have free access to the exclusive spa and swimming pool. Other activities and facilities you can contract directly at the hotel are: golf and tennis court, cycling, horseback riding, kayaking, canoeing, fly-fishing, library and gym.

Day 8

Enjoy the wide range of facilities available at Carmelo.

You will have free access to the exclusive spa and swimming pool. Other activities and facilities you can contract directly at the hotel are: golf and tennis court, cycling, horseback riding, kayaking, canoeing, fly-fishing, library and gym.

Day 9
Carmelo - Buenos Aires

After breakfast transfer to the local airport in Carmelo to board your flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. Evening is at leisure.

Day 10
Depart Buenos Aires

Transfer to the airport to board your departure flight.

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  • all year long

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osama El Harrak
osama El Harrak
13:55 01 Dec 19
Gabriel Max
Gabriel Max
12:57 25 Aug 19
Shishu tours were fantastic, nothing was a problem for them as they go out of their way to make sure your trip is... fantastic! From guides to porters they do a wonderful job, thanks for some amazing memories.read more
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orla santiago
12:44 25 Aug 19
I visited Nepal in early 2015 for the Shishu Tours' Everest Base Camp trek. It was well organised, with a thorough... briefing from Sonu before we started. The guides, led by Hari, were knowledgeable, friendly and skilled. They ensured everyone in the group was save and well looked after, as well as being informative, conveying a true sense of love and awe for the environment. The accommodation in Thamel was good and out on the trek it was as good a standard as could be expected. This was my second trip to the Everest region and I if I get the opportunity to go again, I would certainly consult with Sonu and her Shishu Tours team.read more
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chilou zhuu
12:42 25 Aug 19
I hiked with a group of 11 people with the goal of Everest Base Camp. When I got to Namchee Bazaar, I had a lot of... diarrhea and fatigue. I discussed with my head guide that I did not feel I had the stamina to continue to higher elevations. The head guide arranged for a porter to accompany me back to Lukla over the next 2 days. All arrangements for accommadations and flight back to Kathmandu were arranged by Shishu Tours. The rest of the group successfully went to Everest Base Camp. I am very grateful for the excellent adaptability of the head guide Hari to help my special situation. And I appreciated the help of my porter Krisha on the trip back down to Lukla. Shishu Tours did a great job with all the travel arrangements.read more
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felix yeap
12:34 25 Aug 19
This was a magic experience and the team at Shishu tours where exactly what we needed. They looked after us, where... professional and most I felt safe in their hands. Would recommend them to anyone wishing to trek in the Everest especially if it is your first time trekking and first time in Nepal.read more
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12:32 25 Aug 19
I can't recommend Shishu Tours enough. Throughout the trip, it really did feel like MY trip. Any extra/ side trips I... wanted to make, any extra days I wanted - my guides were more than happy and quick to accommodate.read more
babu kaji maharjan
babu kaji maharjan
12:26 25 Aug 19
I have just returned from what I can only describe as a once in a lifetime opportunity to trek to Everest Base Camp.... Thank you so much to Sonu who were my points of contact for the trek. When my flight got cancelled due to poor weather , Santosh did everything he could to get me to Lukla so I would not miss the trek and stayed at the airport with me until a helicopter was arranged. Sonu met me in Lukla and was a great porter and guide for the entire duration. He helped me get through my altitude anxiety and we made it to base camp on the most beautiful day ever. Santosh kept in contact with me the whole way and was very helpful advising me to drink lots of water, stay hydrated and not to sleep during the day ( all of which are very useful tips for the trek).Trusted his advice 100 percent especially since he has summited Everest. Thank you so much...Would love to do Annapurna in future perhaps !read more
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Gautam sharma
12:23 25 Aug 19
It was my first time to Nepal, first time trekking, and a friend of mine recommended Shishu to me as she already went... with them before so I did EBC trekking with them. From the minute they picked me up from the airport, I knew everything is gonna be alright. Guys were so cheerful and paid a lot attention to my needs. I felt like traveling with friends, we talked a lot, shared a lot, with the great view of Himalayas and delicious meals. This has been one of my best trip and not the last. Go with them and you won't regret!read more
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shrisha gurung
12:17 25 Aug 19
We went to EB trek with Shishu Tours last November, it’s kind of surreal. In the middle of nowhere and then you come... across this amphitheater of a town with coffee shops and bakeries. Most travel through it going north but it worth ha gong out for a couple of days. Go to the art shop and buy something special for yourself. So genuine and humbleread more
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