Join Professor Ron Harmon and explore Argentina from Buenos Aires to Salta to Patagonia. On the way, learn to tango in Buenos Aires, stroll the city of Salta, with the best-preserved colonial architecture in the country; taste the wine in Cafayate, known as the Tuscany of Argentina; visit Bariloche, an urban city plopped down in the middle of beautiful wilderness and finally, listen to the thunderous splash of icebergs calving in Los Glaciares National Park.
4 Flights within Argentina
All Deluxe Accommodations
Private Motor Coach
Full American Breakfast Daily
7 Lunches 4 Dinners
All Sightseeing Tours
Quebrada de Humahuaca
Nahuel Huapi National Park
Glacier Perito Moreno
In the evening get acquainted with fellow travelers at a welcome dinner. – Pulitzer Buenos Aires Hotel (D)
Discover the town where the tango was born. Tour the areas of MicroCenter with the Plaza de Mayo, the political and historic center; visit the Metropolitan Cathedral; LaBoca, a most colorful area; Palermo with beautiful parks and Recolea with its impressive cemetery. (BL)
Discover Buenos Aires’ icons – Colon Theatre, one of the world’s best known opera houses; the Ateneo book store, a huge, luxurious bookstore housed in the former Teatro Grand Splendid theater and the famous Cafe Tortoni, the oldest literati cafe. In the evening put your dancing shoes on and learn to tango. Then enjoy dinner and a magical tango show. (BD)
Spend the day at Santa Susana set amid the pampas outside the city. A gaucho show, horse racing, horse and carriage rides and a traditional Argentinean barbecue highlight your day. (BL)
Today fly to Salta with its cloistered nuns and and gaucho waiters, gilded churches and mountain mummies. Visit the MAAM, a beautifully restored historic building with a collection of Andean textiles and amazingly preserved mummies. Enjoy a cable car ride to the top of San Bernardo Hill for a panoramic view of the Lerma Valley. On the way back to the hotel visit a local art and crafts market. – Hotel Ayres De Salta (BL)
Explore the heavenly landscape area of the Quebrada de Humahuaca where the Río Grande flows and where great archaeological beds are found in colorful hills. Get in touch with Hispano-America roots in a landscape made of valleys and narrow paths where Indigenous and Spanish cultures merged.
Today enjoy another day of spectacular scenery on the way to Cafayate set amid pink, sandy landscape of cactus-doted vineyards. In Cafayate visit some local wineries to taste the local Torrontes wine. – Vinas de Cafayate Wine Resort (BL)
Drive back to Salta across the impressive landscapes of the Calchaquies Valleys with stunning rock formations that appeared in The Empire Strikes Back. Visit the town of Cachi, which has conserved its colonial style mixed with the heritage of its primitive inhabitants. – Hotel Ayes De Salta (BL)
Fly to Bariloche, a city that embodies a strange juxtaposition: an urban city plopped down in the middle of beautiful wilderness. In the afternoon, soak up the beauty of the area on an excursion amongst the forests, lakes and mountains on the Llao Llao Peninsula. – Hotel Edelweiss (B)
Here’s another day of incredible scenery at Nahuel Huapi, Argentina’s oldest and most popular national park (B)
Fly to El Calafate, gateway to Patagonia and the spectacular Perito Moreno Glacier. Visit the Glaciarium Museum, the first museum in South America dedicated to the glaciers and Patagonia ice. Tour a Patagonic ranch and learn about shearing sheep. Later enjoy a delicious lamb barbecue. – Esplendor Calafate (BD)
After breakfast travel through the Patagonian steppes to one of the area’s most marvelous sights, Perito Moreno Glacier. Watch enormous chunks of ice fall thunderously into the waters of Lake Argentino. This is an unforgettable spectacle. (BL)
Today enjoy another fascinating excursion, this time into the Los Glaciares National Park. Travel the waters of Lake Argentino, visiting the Upsala and Onelli glaciers. Enjoy the sight of huge icebergs floating in the lake gleaming in the sunlight. Tonight warm yourself with shared memories at a farewell dinner. (BD)
This morning fly to Buenos Aires.