Argentina Family Private Journey

Enchanting Buenos Aires, a Historic Estancia, and the Wonder of Iguazú Falls


Discover the secrets of Buenos Aires, South America’s most seductive capital, stay at a classic estancia (ranch) on the pampas, then witness the majesty of Iguazú Falls, one of the most breathtaking sights in the natural world. Our family-focused Private Journey begins in Argentina’s stylish capital, where you’ll walk (or bike, if you prefer) in the city’s most famous neighborhoods, from bohemian San Telmo, with its cobbled streets, to the colorful port of La Boca, where tango is ever present. A choice of activities is offered each day. After a relaxing overnight at a classic turn-of-the-century ranch out in the pampas, fly to Iguazú Falls, a World Heritage Site surrounded by an incredible forest full of tropical wildlife, from toucans to parrots and monkeys. You’ll visit both the Argentine and Brazilian side of the falls, exploring walkways that weave in and around the cascades for up-close perspectives. Fun optional add-ons include attending a professional soccer game in one of the most famous stadiums in the world, enjoying an asado dinner, the Macuco Safari Experience at Iguazú Falls, and a cooking class and dinner. At journey’s end, join our family-tailored extensions to Patagonia for hikes in Los Glaciares National Park or to Bariloche to explore the luxuriant forests and glacial lagoons of the Lake District.

Itinerary at a Glance

Days 1-2
Buenos Aires / Asado, Tango, and Soccer

Influenced by the great European cities, Buenos Aires has its own distinct personality and proud traditions. On foot, by bike, or with a private car at your disposal, explore the city’s colorful port, historic districts, and leafy parks with your private guide. Famous sights include the graceful Recoleta cemetery where the legendary Evita Perón is buried and the photogenic neighborhood of La Boca, with its open-air tango dancing. Fun optional add-ons include attending an exciting Boca Juniors game in one of the most famous soccer stadiums in the world or a convivial asado argentino at a “secret” restaurant.

Palladio Hotel
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Days 1 to 2 (2 nights)
Alvear Art Hotel (Optional Upgrade)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Days 1 to 2 (2 nights)
Day 3
Estancia Life and Gaucho Traditions

Head out for an overnight at an exclusive estancia (working ranch) on the vast lands called the pampas. En route, visit San Antonio de Areco, with its cobbled streets and 18th century church on the central plaza. The town is the national capital of gaucho tradition. Enjoy a typical asado lunch, meet the local gauchos at the ranch, then perhaps take a horseback ride through green countryside or relax at the ranch’s peaceful swimming pool.

El Ombu de Areco
San Antonio de Areco, Argentina
Day 3 (1 night)
Days 4-7
Iguazú Falls / Toucans, Monkeys, and Spectacular Cascades

Mighty Iguazú Falls straddles the border of Argentina and Brazil for two full miles, with 250 separate cascades tumbling a mile down from the cliffs of the river. The sights and sounds are unforgettable, and the dreamy setting is a tropical jungle full of toucan, parrots, and monkeys. Enjoy a full day’s exploration of the Argentine side of Iguazú National Park, with its incredible subtropical forest, and a half-day on the Brazilian side for stupendous panoramas. Exciting optional add-ons are the Macuco Safari Experience—boarding a trolley for a scenic overview of Brazil’s side of the falls—and taking part in an Argentine cooking class and dinner. Depart on Day 7 via Buenos Aires or join one of our extensions to Patagonia or Bariloche!

Hotel Loi Suites Iguazu
Iguazu, Argentina
Days 4 to 6 (3 nights)
Hotel Gran Melia Iguazú (Optional Upgrade)
Iguazú National Park, Argentina
Days 4 to 6 (3 nights)


  • Professional Soccer Game
  • Asado Dinner (shared)
  • Macuco Safari Experience
  • Cooking Class and Dinner



Get an “insider’s” look at Buenos Aires’ culture on private walking and/or bike tours
Explore bohemian San Telmo and the colorful port of La Boca—with options including attending a professional soccer game!
Stay an exclusive estancia (working ranch) in the pampas and learn about gaucho culture
Walk the footpaths and explore by boat at thundering Iguazú Falls, both the Argentine and Brazilian sides
Extend your journey to legendary Patagonia or Bariloche in the Lake District


Length: 6 days
Cost From: $3795  
Arrive: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Depart: Iguazu Falls, Argentina
Lodging: 6 nights hotels
Meals: All meals included except 5 dinners and 1 lunch as indicated in the Detailed Itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Activity: Cultural Adventures, Walking
Trip Level:

Cultural explorations and walking tours, optional easy to moderate hikes of 2-5 hours