Argentina Custom Group Vacation Package – Andes (7 Nights)
Argentina Custom Group Vacation Package – Andes (7N)
Travel to the Andes, Argentina and experience its wonders with this 7 Night Travel Vacation Package and Tour that includes Accommodations, Buenos Aires City Tour, Wine route excursion in Mendoza, visits to Talampaya National Park and Valle de La Luna Provincial Park, Transportation and Much More. Contact our Argentina Travel Agents for your Custom Argentina Group Vacation Package. We focus on Groups of 8 or more Travelers.
Buenos Aires is a cosmopolitan city and it is characterized by the great contrasts among its different neighborhoods. It has an intense cultural life reflected in the numerous artistic shows in the city, ideal for the tourist that looks to explore a city’s roots and more primitive customs.
Situated at the foot of The Andes, Mendoza is the capital city of the province of the same name and the most important city of the Western Argentina. It is one of the most popular destinations because of the diverse and interesting activities available in the region.
Talampaya National Park contains the beauty of the landscape and has maintained itself with few changes within its high, red walls. Exploring it is discovering a place full of magic and charm.
Take a tour through Talampaya National Park, a declared historic landmark, and it feels like travelling back in time. Its eroded walls by the wind and the rain condense 250 millions of years of geological history.
The park consists of 215,000 hectares, and explains one of the most interesting chapters in the evolution of vertebrates: The Triassic period, during which the dinosaurs appeared. Here the remains of the well known Lagosuchis talampayensis, one of the most ancient dinosaurs that lived 250 millions of years ago, were discovered, and turtle fossils – Palaeocheris talampayensis with the age of 210 million years.
Under the sun in the canyon, thousands of rare and capricious shapes mark erosion’s legacy: formations like the Rey Mago, El Monje, La Catedral, Las Agujas, Las Torres, among the most recognized. You will also find the autochthonous flora of the park in the Botanic gardens.
Finally, arrived in this land and left their testimony with carvings, ancient petroglyphs and utensils founded in all corners of the Park.
Talampaya has an important archeological richness. The human activities between 120 and 1180 A.D. used caves and eaves as housing, deposits, and cemeteries. At the open sky above the vertical walls and huge rocks, a large quantity of rupestrian paintings (anthropomorphous and zoo morphs) and abstracts (geometrical) expressed a harmonic fusion between nature and culture, composing one of the most relevant locations of ancient Argentinian manifestations. The fire walls that surround Talampaya Park are temptations for lovers of nature’s mysteries.
The importance of Ischigualasto’s palentology was discovered at the end of the 1950’s, but systematic and intensive study of the Park by the Natural Science Museum of San Juan National University didn’t begin until 1988. Dinosaur remains dating back to 228 million years ago have been found in Ischigualasto. The Eoraptor lunensis, discovered in 1991 at Ischigualasto, is the most ancient and primitive dinosaur known in the world. In addition to dinosaur remains, more than 20 different species of vertebrates that co-existed with dinosaurs have been found in the park.
Andes Vacation Package (7N) includes:
Hotels in Argentina:
- 2 nights at Hotel in Buenos Aires,
- 2 nights at Hotel in Mendoza,
- 1 night at Hotel in Uspallata,
- 1 night at Hotel in Villa Unión, and
- 1 night at Hotel in Valle Fértil, with daily breakfast.
Tours in Buenos Aires – Argentina:
- Half Day City Tour visiting the Plaza de Mayo, the Government House, the Cathedral, Columbus Square, the famous Colon Theatre Opera House and other hot spots;
- A spectacular Tango Show with dinner.
Tours in Mendoza – Argentina:
- Wine route Excursion, along vineyards areas and wine cellars with explanations of the wine cellar history, the process of wine production, wine tasting.
Tours in Uspallata – Argentina:
- High Mountain region circuit that presents mountains, valleys and Gorges.
- Visit to the historic bridge of Picheuta, Polvaredas, Punta de Vacas.
Tours in Valle Union and Valle Fertil – Argentina:
- Talampaya National Park and Ischigualasto Provincial Park (Valle de La Luna): The UNESCO at 2000 year declared the Talampaya Basin – Ischigualasto “Place of natural patrimony of the humanity” by its paleontologic and geologic importance. Both parks together possess an extraordinary sedimentary rocky sequence with vertebrate fossils which document how was the life in our planet in the period of time comprehended between the 248 million years and 205 million years what means that the totality of the Triassic period, the era of dinosaur’s appearance.
- Transportation: Transfers from/to airport and tours in air-conditioned vehicles with your local English speaking expert guide.
- Adventure: This is an easy paced trip perfect for anyone.
- Group Size: Any group size.
- Staff: Local professional bilingual guides will help you during the tours and transfers.
This is a Sample Vacation Package that we have created for customers in the past.
Contact us for a Custom Package created just for you.
Day 1 – Buenos Aires
Transfer from international airport to Hotel. City Tour: A three and a half hour sightseeing tour visiting the Plaza de Mayo, the Government House, the Cathedral, Columbus Square, La Boca district, San Martín Square, Santa Fé Avenue, Recoleta Cemetery, Grand Bourg Square, Palermo Chico district, Polo grounds, Horse Race Track, Palermo Park, Rose Garden, Libertador Avenue, Congress Hall, 9 de Julio Avenue, and the famous Colon Opera House. Overnight at Alvear Palace Hotel.
Day 2 – Mendoza
Breakfast and transfer to the domestic airport to take a flight from Buenos Aires to Mendoza. Arrival in Mendoza and transfer from airport to hotel. In the afternoon, there will be a city tour around Mendoza City with highlights of Pedro del Castillo Square and foundation place of Mendoza city founded in 1561. A visit to the Foundational Area Museum will follow which shows the evolution and growth of Mendoza city. The tour continues by visiting “Plaza Independencia” which is the mail square, followed by Centro Cívico, the Government House, General San Martín Square and Cerro de la Gloria with its magnificent monument of Juan Manuel Ferraris.
Day 3 – Mendoza
Breakfast and free morning wine route excursion. The wine route excursion goes along areas of vineyards and wine cellars. We will stop at the most important establishments where we will be given an explanation of the wine cellar history, the process of wine production, and then taste different wines produced in that wine cellar. The tour ends visiting La Carrodilla Church and the National Monument which survived the earthquake of 1861 that destroyed Mendoza City. In this church people worship the virgin of vineyards. We will end the day with dinner at a restaurant (Beverages not included). Overnight at the Park Hyatt Mendoza Hotel.
Day 4 – Uspallata
After breakfast, we will check-out of the hotel and depart for the High Mountain region that presents mountains, valleys and gorges. A few km away from the city we will get to the first valley called Potrerillos. This area is full of weekend houses that overlook a spectacular dam on the Mendoza river. The tour will continue until we get to Uspallata which is the next valley along the mountains. A long time ago it was inhabited by Indians called Huarpes and this road also penetrates the Andes. As a result of the minerals and rocks, a show of spectacular colors will be seen right before our eyes. We will also visit the historical bridge of Picheuta, in Polvaredas, Punta de Vacas. From this point on, we will really appreciate the main Andes with the enormous peaks of Tupungato (6.800 msnm) and Tolosa (5432 msnm). We will visit the ski village of Los Penitentes where the natural beauty of the Puente del Inca bridge joins both sides of the Cuevas river. Due to the water that spreads out at 40º degrees centigrade, this bridge has become ocre & yellow in color. There will be a free lunch to follow. After lunch, Horcones Gorge and América’s great attraction, Cº Aconcagua (6959 msnm) will also be seen during the tour. During the summer season we will be able to reach Cº Santa Elena (4200 msnm), where the image of “Cristo Redentor” stands up as a symbol of peace between Argentina & Chile. We will end the day with dinner at the Hotel (Beverages not included). Overnight at Gran Hotel Uspallata.
Day 5 – Villa Union
We will have breakfast and then depart to Villa Unión. During this trip we will see Tambillo, which were ruins from the Incas. After 90 kms we will reach Barreal , which is located at the foot of a mountain range called “Mercedario”. Here we will see Co Alcázar which is a natural monument that was shaped by the wind. The name resembles its similarity to the Alcazar of Sevilla, Spain. A few kilometers forward we will get to Calingasta, or the “the apple land” (“La tierra de los manzanos”), well known for it’s apples. Other valleys will be seen along the way like Villa Corral, Tocota,Iglesias, Las Flores, Dique Cuesta del Viento, Jachal. After Los Cauquenes dam and Cuesta de Huaco we will arrive in Villa Unión where we will spend the night. Dinner will be at the Hotel (Beverages not included). Overnight at Pircas Negras Hotel.
Day 6 – Villa Union
TALAMPAYA NATIONAL PARK – ISCHIGUALASTO PROVINCIAL PARK (VALLE DE LA LUNA ) Talampaya is a park with a high degree of richness in archaeology and paleontology where the visitor may imagine was the beginning of life on earth. In order to get to this barren region, you must travel along provincial route Nº 26 between Valle Fértil in San Juan and Villa Unión in La Rioja. After a 15 km deviation, you will arrive at the information center of Talampaya National Park. Local guides will give you information on different circuits and there will also be sanitary facilities and a buffet. In Talampaya National Park, there is a canyon where time seems to have stopped. It appears to be in a period that goes back to the dinosaurs with red walls in the earth reminding us of the era of fire. Petrogliphs here are also evidence of the first manifestations of man in the area. As you travel, you may see foxes wandering for food, because even though they are not domesticated animals, they are used to human presence and sometimes approach people. You may also access a 4×4 vehicle accompanied by a guide of the park or hire the service to fully enjoy any of the circuits you choose. The shortest outings are about an hour and a half, and others are full day excursions. Valle de La Luna Provincial Park is a great variety of clay formation colors, shapes, and slopes with many layers of minerals and sediments that allow you to clearly see the evolution of the Earth. Nobody would have thought that this huge lake surrounded by thick vegetation was home to a great variety of species and the breeding of many animals. It now is currently a great desert with little rains, strong winds, and high temperatures. However , not everything has disappeared. You can follow footprints step by step and vegetal and animal life spring from the ground showing you more about the origin of life on this planet. Also known as Ischigualasto, meaning “Place where the Moon alights ” in the Quechua language, the park is a place where the world is summarized. You will have the sensation of attending the best geography lesson in your life without ever reading a pamphlet or a specialized book. As you go around the area, you will observe how the combination of the erosion caused by the water and wind carve different shapes day by day where man has naturally looked for a special meaning by comparing them to those previously known. Return to Valle Fertil. Dinner at the Hotel (Beverages not included). Overnight at Villa Fertil Hotel.
Day 7 – Buenos Aires
We will have breakfast and then transfer to Mendoza airport. This trip is 400 km long and borders the slopes of “Valle Fertil”. Flight from Mendoza to Buenos Aires. Arrival in Buenos Aires and transfer to hotel. Dinner and Tango Show in Buenos Aires at Esquina Carlos Gardel. On this tour, you will enjoy a special “porteña” music night at an excellent tango place where typical songs and dances will be performed. Overnight at Alvear Palace Hotel.
Day 8 – Buenos Aires
Breakfast and transfer to Buenos Aires International Airport. End of services.
- Alvear Palace Hotel – Buenos Aires – Argentina
Located in the heart of La Recoleta , surrounded by excellent restaurants, shops, and antique stores, and only five minutes from the financial district, the Alvear Palace Hotel offers traditional hospitality combined with the most up-to-date facilities. Built in 1932 and totally renovated, the Alvear Palace Hotel is one of the most elegant hotels in Buenos Aires . Decorated in Louis XVI and Empire styles, each guest accommodation features personal butler service, fresh fruit basket and flowers, Hermès de Paris toiletries, intelligent touch-screen telephones, cellular telephones, computer and fax upon request, and cable television. Nonsmoking rooms are available. Computer rental available. Specially designed, every room and suite combines European elegance with the most advanced technology. The Hotel features: Banquet and meeting rooms for 10 to 1,500 people Multi-lingual staff Fully equipped business center, and theater desk. Finest shops in walking distance: Escada, Cartier Hermes of Paris, Fendi, Polo Ralph Lauren, Ermenegildo Zegna. Alvear Luxury Shopping: Staying at the Alvear guests have special discounts/benefits at important shops and boutiques. 4 blocks from “Patio Bullrich Shopping”, 5 minutes from “Galerias Pacifico Shopping Mall”. Best value shopping: Leather clothing, handbags and shoes, wool, semi-precious stones, silver objects and antiques. Personal shopper available at a charge. Advance booking requested. Recreation and Health: Alvear health club with indoor swimming pool, sauna, exercise equipment, individual gym classes, and massages. Dinning: L’Orangerie, for generous buffet meals and tea service. Lobby Bar with live piano music. La Bourgogne , Relais Gourmand for unique French dining. The Alvear Palace Hotel is a member of The leading Hotels of the World ®Park Hyatt Mendoza – Mendoza – Argentina
Park Hyatt Mendoza, with its beautifully restored 19th-century Spanish colonial facade, is conveniently situated in the main business and banking district in the heart of Mendoza. With a prominent position on the Plaza de la Independencia, the hotel is only 15 minutes from Mendoza ‘s international airport, 15 minutes from the main Mendoza vineyards and 90 minutes from major ski resorts. Welcoming guests in a Lobby of granite columns and carved timber detailing, and a landscaped courtyard lined with palm trees and fountains, Park Hyatt Mendoza offers sophistication and style reflecting the local culture. The elegant hotel accommodation features 186 guest rooms and suites decorated with rich ebony woodwork, providing a refined and soothing environment for guests’ comfort. Park Hyatt Mendoza’s specialty restaurant, Bistro ‘M’, offers exquisite regional cuisine, and showcases Argentina ‘s finest wine selection in a full two-storey display. The hotel amenities include a fully equipped spa and gymnasium, an outdoor pool and a garden sun deck, with access off-site to a wide range of outdoor activities such as fishing, biking, trekking and skiing. The hotel casino, Regency Casino Mendoza, provides two floors of gaming tables and slot machines. Park Hyatt Mendoza offers exclusive personalized services to the business traveler in the hotel’s Business Centre, while flexible conference and banqueting facilities cater for a variety of events from business meetings to banquets, with the added benefit of the hotel’s own 300-square-metre ballroom.Turismo Hotel (Uspallata Gran Hotel) – Uspallata – Argentina
This comfortable and warm hotel is located 130 kilometers (approximately 89 miles ) from Mendoza city and is 1900 meters ( 6233 feet ) above sea level in the foothills of the Andes Mountains in the delightful Uspallata Valley . Gran Hotel Uspallata offers 74 spacious rooms with oak floors. The rooms are equipped with private bathrooms, Cable Tv, Telephone, Heating and Laundry Service.Pircas Negras Hotel – Villa Unión – Argentina
Against the precordillera Riojana, the Pircas Negras Hotel offers a wonderful view to the Famatina hill on one hand and to the mountain range for another. It offers 47 rooms with balconies and pergolas of treated sticks simulating the arbors of the area.Villa Fertil Hosteria – Valle Fértil – Argentina
Located beside the natural lake, the Villa Fertil Hosteria offers an excellent place of rest and recreation. Its 38 acclimatized rooms are equipped with private bathroom and Tv color.