Mother's Day? Father's Day? These are not unique. But Friend's Day? Only Argentina has a celebrated day for friends (July 20). And in the same vein, only Monograms offers you a friend in the city-your Monograms Local Host-someone who knows the area intimately and who will answer your questions, offer you suggestions, and be there to help make your vacation memorable. On this 9-day vacation, we've arranged for you to have a Local Host in Buenos Aires, Bariloche, and El Calafate. We've also coordinated your hotel reservations, sightseeing, and daily breakfast. Your vacation starts the moment you arrive in Argentina. We can pick you up at the airport and seamlessly whisk you from baggage claim to your selected hotel. Here, your Local Host will greet you with a warm smile and a packet of materials to help you get settled. The next morning, after an included breakfast, we'll pick you up at your hotel for a private, guided sightseeing tour with a local expert. You'll hear why the city is called the 'Paris of South America,' visit the famous neighborhoods, and see the must-see attractions, including the Cemetery of the Recoleta, burial site of Eva Peron. You'll have plenty of leisure time giving you the opportunity to see a Tango show, visit a traditional estancia (ranch), or explore the various markets. Then it's time for the awe-inspiring portion of your vacation. First is Bariloche in the Patagonian Andes, which boasts some of Argentina's most glorious scenery. Enjoy a chairlift ride to the summit of Cerro Campanario, rated one of the top 10 viewing spots by National Geographic. Experience breathtaking panoramic views and breathe fresh mountain air. During your leisure time, be sure to sample some of Bariloche's famous chocolate and local beer. Just ask your Local Host for the best place to find these local specialties. After three nights in Bariloche, you'll travel to El Calafate, in the southern region of Patagonia, where you'll journey into Los Glaciares National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, we'll take you to see one of the world's natural wonders, Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the few glaciers in the world that is still advancing. Your senses will come alive as you see and hear the continuous calves of its frozen ice walls. It is nothing short of spectacular! Monograms has included all of this in your package: hotels, guides, sightseeing, transportation! That doesn't include the time and hassles saved as well as the intangibles: seeing a glacier that is advancing…priceless. Capturing a perfect photo of the Andes…priceless. Knowing you have someone there for you in each city to make sure your vacation is what you want it to be…priceless!
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- 9 Days
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|Day 1||Buenos Aires||Buenos Aires, the 'Paris of South America,' where you will be met by your Local Host. This cosmopolitan city is constantly aglow with European-influenced culture, vibrant sounds and colors, and a distinctly Latin vibe. Countless museums, tree-lined boulevards, and great shopping await you during the day. Tango shows, live music, great food, and a surging nightlife await you in the evenings.|
|Day 2||Buenos Aires||After breakfast, your private Buenos Aires CITY TOUR takes you along the widest avenue in the world to see the Colon Theatre, the pride of Buenos Aires. You'll also visit the Avenida de Mayo and Plaza de Mayo, surrounded by the Casa Rosada (the President's Pink House), the Metropolitan Cathedral, and the Cabildo, which was the first City Hall. Visit the Metropolitan Cathedral, which houses San Martin's Mausoleum and is a center for religious celebrations. Continue to the oldest district in Buenos Aires, San Telmo, where you can find dozens of little shops around the main plaza, then stop by colorful La Boca and Palermo. Finish your city tour with a visit to the CEMETERY of the Recoleta, burial site of Eva Peron and a highlight of the city. This evening, you may opt to enjoy dinner and a traditional Tango show-Argentina's most sensual dance. (B)|
|Day 3||Buenos Aires||Today is free to explore this extraordinary city. Consider joining an optional excursion to visit a traditional estancia (ranch) to experience the lifestyle of the gauchos, or cruise down the Tigre River surrounded by beautiful landscapes and impressive homes. (B)|
|Day 4||Bariloche||Get ready for your next adventure: Patagonia! Fly to Bariloche, an impressive settlement in the Patagonian Andes foothills whose beauty is comparable to the Swiss Alps. In addition to dozens of outdoor activities and great tourism facilities, Bariloche is also famous for its chocolate, local beer, and European influenced delicacies. (B)|
|Day 5||Bariloche||Today you'll have the opportunity to become acquainted with this charming destination by PANORAMIC TOUR. Wind through the mountain roads of Bariloche, enjoying the scenery of its various forests and lakes. You'll travel by chairlift to the summit of Cerro Campanario for breathtaking views of the city, lakes Nahuel Huapi and Moreno, St. Peter's Peninsula, Llao Llao, and more. After visiting the summit you'll have the chance to see the Llao Llao Hotel and its chapel up close-both architectural gems. Be sure to bring your camera, as opportunities to take photos are around every corner. Enjoy your evening at leisure to explore the charming city squares, many shops, and great restaurants. (B)|
|Day 6||Bariloche||Enjoy your day at leisure. Perhaps journey to Victoria Island in the middle of Nahuel Huapi Lake and visit the pure and exotic native trees of the Arrayanes Forest-or spend time in Bariloche, relaxing at your hotel and exploring the town. (B)|
|Day 7||El Calafate||Fly to El Calafate in the southern region of Patagonia, neighbor to Los Glaciares National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (B)|
|Day 8||El Calafate||Today, journey into LOS GLACIARES NATIONAL PARK to see one of the world's natural wonders-PERITO MORENO GLACIER. The glacier forms part of the Patagonian Continental Ice Field, from which 13 other glaciers descend on the Atlantic side to flow into the Viedma and Argentino Lakes. More than three miles wide and 260 feet high above Argentino Lake, Perito Moreno is one of the few glaciers in the world that is still advancing. Walk on the platforms and balconies in front of the glacier for a chance to view one of the continuous calves of its frozen walls. (B)|
|Day 9||Buenos Aires||Transfer to the airport for your return flight to Buenos Aires. Your private transfer from the domestic airport to the international airport is included in the vacation price. (B)|
- US$ Price Details
2018 departures are subject to itinerary and price modifications. Details will be available in July 2017.* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).
Travel Terms & Conditions
The purchase of any travel services offered by Monograms, constitutes a contractual arrangement between you (the Traveler) and Monograms, and represents your acceptance of the Terms & Conditions. Please ensure that you read carefully and understand the Terms & Conditions prior to booking. These Terms & Conditions cover Deposit & Final Payment information, Air-Inclusive Deposits & Final Payment, Revisions & Revision Fees, Air Arrangements, Participation, Travelers Who Need Special Assistance, Young Travelers, Smoking, Price Policy, Visas and Passports, Hotels & Accommodations, Baggage Allowance, Travel Documents, Not Included in the Land Price, Refunds, Service Inquires After the Vacation, Holidays, Safety, Photos & Pictures, Optional Excursions, and Responsibility.
- Vacation departures, itineraries and prices are subject to change.
- A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is required for Monograms to reserve space for you. View Terms & Conditions for limited exceptions.
- The following charges are not included in the land vacation price unless otherwise noted: airfare to and from the start of your vacation; Intra-vacation air unless specified in the itinerary; airline baggage fees including checked and/or excess baggage fees; Federal inspection fees for the Federal U.S. Customs and Immigrations; International Air Transportation tax; agricultural tax; other per person taxes imposed by government entities; airport taxes and fees including the September 11th Security fee up to $10 per person, passenger facility charges up to $18 per person, Federal domestic flight segment fees up to $3.70 per segment, and U.S. and International arrival and departure and other government-imposed added by the airline and applicable at time of booking; port taxes; passports; visas and vaccinations; tips to your Cruise Director, Local Host, driver, Local Guides, and/or ship's crew; gratuities on ferries, trains, and cruise ships; laundry; telephone; minibar; alcohol, beverages, and food outside of the contracted Monograms menu as presented at a hotel or restaurant or onboard your vessel (these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel, ship, or restaurant); airport transfers on non-qualifying flights; optional excursions; additional activities and excursions purchased online; porterage at airports and train stations; Travel Protection; and all other items of a personal nature.
Booking your Vacation with Air
For air departure dates within 331 days, you'll be offered a choice of carriers and flight schedules as well as price points to choose from when selecting your flights. Your schedule will be provided to you at the time of booking (schedules are subject to change by carriers). Monograms offers 2 air options: Flex Air and Instant Purchase Air. Flex Air allows flexibility if you want to make changes to your vacation schedule. Instant Purchase Air may offer additional airline options but has more restrictions. Some vacations may only offer one Air type option. Guaranteed air-inclusive prices: air is only available to passengers traveling from the United States and only available when booked in conjunction with a land vacation. An additional $300 per person non-refundable air deposit is required for Flex Air booked in conjunction with any land vacation (i.e. air-inclusive vacation). Air can only be booked by Monograms in conjunction with a vacation package. Instant Purchase Air requires air payment in full at time of booking (i.e. air-inclusive vacation) plus non-refundable service fee ($30 per person for North America, $80 per person for South Pacific, $50 per person for all other destinations). Once booked, Instant Purchase Air is non-refundable, and non-changeable. Some vacations may only offer one Air type option. However, once your airfare is confirmed and Monograms has received your full air and land deposit, your air-inclusive vacation price is guaranteed.
Air-Inclusive Vacations - Applicable Taxes & Fees
Air-inclusive vacations include government-imposed taxes and fees applicable at the time of booking and will be shown as a Total Amount. Additional airline fees for baggage may apply. At the time of booking your air-inclusive vacation online, carrier Websites will be provided to check baggage fees, or you can visit www.iflybags.com for up-to-date baggage pricing/restrictions. For return travel from some countries, international travelers are required to pay entry and/or exit fees at the airport. These fees will be collected by the local government and are payable by the traveler at time of travel. Your confirmation booking information will contain information about these fees.