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Argentina Explorer (9 days)

Ladatco Tours

Buenos Aires, Argentina To Buenos Aires, Argentina

Valid for Departures Now Through: 31 Aug 2018


Day 1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Algodon Mansion None

Morning arrival. Meet and transfer to the Algodon Mansion in the heart of fashionable Recoleta for three nights with Breakfast daily. Your room is paid for immediate occupancy upon arrival. Afternoon city tour of Buenos Aires, often called "The Paris of South America". Drive down the widest boulevard on earth, 9 de Julio, past the Obelisk commemorating 400 years of history, past the Colon Opera House and many other places of interest in this sophisticated European style city.

Day 2
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Algodon Mansion Breakfast, Dinner

Day at leisure to explore Buenos Aires at your own pace. Today there is a street fair in Recoleta and an outdoor antique flea market in historic San Telmo. Today is a great day to be out and about in Buenos Aires. This evening you will enjoy the Gala Tango experience, with dinner, tango and folkloric show.

Day 3
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Algodon Mansion Breakfast

Day at leisure to explore Buenos Aires at your own pace. Explore the art galleries and museums, shop for leather or arrange an optional excursion into the Pampas for a traditional lunch at an estancia.

Day 4
Iguazu Falls, Argentina
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Hotel Sheraton Iguazu Internacional Breakfast

Transfer to the airport for flight to Iguazu Falls & transfer to Hotel Sheraton Iguazu Internacional on the Argentine side of the falls for two nights with Buffet breakfast daily. This afternoon you will visit the Argentine side of these awesome falls, via catwalks out to the very edge of Devil's Throat and along the lower falls, offering an "up-close and personal" encounter with the falls.

Iguazu Falls is truly spectacular. On the Argentine-Brazilian border, they are 60 feet taller than Niagara and about half again as wide. Spanning more than a mile wide precipice, 275 falls plunge an average of 300 feet to the river below. Above the impact of the waters on the rocks at the tip hovers a perpetual cloud of mist. Eleanor Roosevelt is said to have exclaimed when she first saw Iguazu Falls: "Poor Niagara! This makes Niagara look like a kitchen faucet!"

Day 5
Iguazu Falls, Argentina
Hotel Sheraton Iguazu Internacional Breakfast, Lunch

Today you will spend the entire day visiting the Brazilian side of the falls. From this vantage point you will have panoramic vistas of the falls. You'll take the walking tour to view the falls from many angles and levels, with plenty of time to photograph and explore at your own pace. Then take the Macuco Safari Excursion, a jeep-train ride through the National Park and thrilling motor launch excursion to the Salto de Macuco for a totally different vantage point. Then make a stop at the Parque de Aves for a visit to the huge walk-through aviaries highlighting the birds of Brasil and from around the world. Lunch included en route, with afternoon transfer back to your hotel on the Argentine side.

NOTE: Because you are entering Brasil a visa is required. You will need to obtain one prior to your departure from the USA.

Day 6
Bariloche, Argentina
Iguazu Falls, Argentina
EL CASCO Art Hotel Breakfast

Morning transfer to the airport for flight along the edge of the Andes to the summer-winter resort town of San Carlos de Bariloche. Meeting and transfer to the El Casco Art Hotel for three night stay in Nahuel Balcony accommodations with Breakfast daily.

Day 7
Bariloche, Argentina
EL CASCO Art Hotel Breakfast

This morning you'll drive through town and out along the Nahuel Huapi Lake on the "Circuito Chico" route for spectacular vistas of the forests, mountains and lakes, and take the chairlift to the summit of Cerro Campanario for spectacular panoramas of the area. In the afternoon you're free to explore at your own pace. Bariloche is full of boutiques, chocolate shops, restaurants and tea houses.

Day 8
Bariloche, Argentina
EL CASCO Art Hotel Breakfast

The day is at leisure to explore at your own pace. Enjoy this charming hotel, arrange to golf at one of the area's 2 courses, take a motor launch excursion on Lake Nahuel Huapi or perhaps a drive along the Seven Lakes route, or go hiking, biking, horseback riding, rafting or fishing.

Day 9
Departure to USA
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Bariloche, Argentina
None Breakfast

Morning at leisure. Mid-day check-out and afternoon transfer to the airport for flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival at the domestic airport, meeting and transfer from Aeroparque Airport to Ezeiza International Airport for your international departure flight.

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  • Sophisticated Buenos Aires

  • Spectacular Iguazu Falls

  • Scenic Bariloche

About Us

LADATCO Custom Designs South & Central America, the Falkland Islands & Antarctica. Here are 5 reasons to travel with LADATCO:

1) 50+ years of Destination Knowledge & Experience

2) Been There/Done That-We are destination specialists & proud to be on the cutting edge of destination knowledge

3) Custom Designed/Tailored to Fit-Custom Designed is LADATCO's only travel style

4) Before You Go-Customized Pre-Departure Information

5) On the Road-Our partners in Latin America share our commitment for hands-on care & individual attention

At LADATCO, we elevate the Experience of travel...beyond the the level of Pampered Adventure

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Terms & Conditions

Deposit $750 per person in order to confirm space.

Second deposit to complete a total deposit of 30% of total cost due upon confirmation of all space.

Full payment due 65 days prior.

Cancellation policy - to be verified for each booking but in general:



Up to 90 days prior departure $ 750

89 to 61 days prior departure 30% of tour costs

60 to 31 days prior departure 50% of tour costs

30 to 00 days prior departure 100% of tour costs

NOTE: No Refunds are made for changes made en route at the discretion of the traveler.

Because everything is Custom Designed, deposit-payment-cancellation policy will be confirmed for each booking and the above is for general guidelines only.

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Reviewed on: 23 Jan 2014

Our vacation to Costa Rica was wonderful. All guides and drivers were top notch and we never had to wait for anything. I would book again using Ladatco Tours.

By: travel bug

Reviewed on: 20 Apr 2014

We have traveled to South America on several occasions and have used Ladatco (Michelle) to set up our tours/itineraries.  We have always felt like we saw the MOST interesting things that were especially geared for the interests of our group members.  We also think our schedules have made the most use of our time, money and logistics.  I highly recommend Ladatco to plan a South American vacation. 
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Bush

great guides

By: andi 007

Reviewed on: 08 Jan 2015

they were friendly/ very knowledgeable and flexible
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Bush


By: Lisa

Reviewed on: 21 May 2015

Argentina/ Chile
Travel Advisor:  Linda Fezekas

No direct contact therefore hard to rate

By: the other guy

Reviewed on: 21 Jul 2015

A middle man and therefore hard to rate.

excellent job

By: t and d

Reviewed on: 20 Dec 2015

Hotels and airline arrangements worked well. Two flight delays. Guide on Easter Island was excellent and we received an extra tour the day we arrived that was not on the plan but was very welcome.
Travel Advisor:  Jamo Ladd

Chilean and Argentinian arrangements

By: Ed

Reviewed on: 21 Feb 2017

Sports Tours of Santiago provided a great guide, Alvaro Gonzalez, and the hotels and resorts were wonderful. I appreciated them negotiating reasonable single supplements for the accommodations.
Travel Advisor:  Linda Van Buren

Ladatco midde person

By: Charlie

Reviewed on: 11 Feb 2017

We had no contact with a Ladatco rep. They provided services to our travel agent and we were happy with the result.
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Bush


By: anonymous

Reviewed on: 27 Mar 2017

They planned a terrific itinerary, the guide was fabulous, helpful and full of knowledge about the area and the people.
Travel Advisor:  Kip Abbott



Reviewed on: 10 Jun 2017

Travel Advisor:  Vivian Paesano

Galapagos and Ecuador Trip - 2017

By: Jan

Reviewed on: 29 Jul 2017

Very good trip and service. Was where they needed to be at all times. Provided very good drivers and guides, spoke English well, wee flexible with our desires, and gave us consistent guides that got to know our family. Coordinated well with our overall trip planner. Trip was great and the guide provided a lot of local color with our trip -- as sometimes we like to go off the beaten track and experience more local places. Perfect fit for our family.
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Macleod

Macchu Picchu and Galapagos

By: The Johnson's

Reviewed on: 30 Oct 2017

Ladatco did a great job putting together our trip. Our local guides were really great. The Gourmet Food tour in Lima was a wonderful way to start our trip! One of the owners, Samantha, was our guide and gave us a culinary experience to remember. Our guide, Ramiro, with Metropolitan Tours, was so knowledgeable and so passionate about Peruvian history and the time of the Incas! we really enjoyed our time with him and learned so much from him. The visit to the Quillot village was an experience we will never forget. And, of course, Macchu Picchu and the other Incan ruins were awe-inspiring. The second Ramiro, in Quito, was another wonderful guide. We loved our hotels and wished we had more time to enjoy the amenities of Hotel B in Lima, the Sol y Luna in the Sacred Valley and Casa Gangotena in Quito. The Petrel is a beautiful small ship with an excellent crew. Our naturalist, Nico Andrade, was just great. He was knowledgeable, funny and kept us busy! The food was just OK.
Travel Advisor:  Linda Van Buren

Local travel

By: Susu

Reviewed on: 06 Jan 2018

Wonderful guides. Thorough. We were well taken care of.
Travel Advisor:  Rochelle Lieberman

Peru December 2017

By: Roger

Reviewed on: 12 Jan 2018

Very well put together
Travel Advisor:  Joanne Meyer