Take an 8-day Argentina Eclipse tour with Dr John Mason in 2020

Explore vibrant Buenos Aires, bask in the beauty of Bariloche and observe the eclipse from one of South America's most scenic spots.

No Argentinian travel experience is complete without spending a day or two taking in the sights and sounds of the nation's capital Buenos Aires. Then while away a few days in stunning Bariloche, enjoying catamaran rides and watching the incredible eclipse in the company of expert astronomer, Dr John Mason.

Start Buenos Aires, Argentina Physical rating 2 out of 5
Finish Buenos Aires, Argentina Ages Minimum 16 years old
Eclipse site Piedra del Aguila Group size Max 50
Style Comfort or Original    

 

Departure dates *Below dates are subject to availability
• 9 - 16 December 2020

Why we love this trip

  • Discover the spirit of cosmopolitan Buenos Aires.

  • Experience the sensual dance of tango and feast on Argentinean cuisine at a dinner show.

  • Marvel at the beauty of truly stunning Nahuel Huapi Lake.

  • Indulge in the epicurean delights of charming Bariloche.

  • View the eclipse from our site in Piedra del Aguila and enjoy an enthralling lecture from Dr John Mason.

Is this trip right for you?

  • Maximum group sizes for our eclipse trips (50 travellers) are larger than our standard small group adventures.

  • Expect to join others that are on our other eclipse tours for the pre-tour lecture with Dr John and for the eclipse viewing itself.

  • You have the choice between our Original and Comfort styles on this tour. The only difference between these is the level of accommodation, leaving you to decide whether you'd rather stay in our 3 or 4-star hotel options.

Argentina Eclipse 2020

Price

Original style from $3,315pp (single supplement $760pp)

Comfort style from $3,665pp (single supplement $1,025pp)

Days 8
Includes

• All services, transfers and excursions detailed in the itinerary

• Private transfers

• Activities as specified

• Meals as specified

• 7-nights accommodation

• Domestic flights

• Eclipse viewing glasses

• 24-hour support from our local offices

Places are limited. To register your interest:

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Itinerary

Welcome to Buenos Aires!

On arrival, you are met at the airport and transferred from Ezeiza International Airport to your hotel.

Have some time to check-in and enjoy at your leisure, before joining the rest of your group for your welcome meeting with your tour leader and Dr John Mason. 

Accommodation: 

  • Twin-share in a 3-star hotel

Meals:

  • None

Buenos Aires is a city that combines European style with Latin American spirit. After breakfast head out a cultural tour of Buenos Aires, where we'll spend time admiring the Parisian-style architecture, visiting Plaza San Martin and strolling through the Palermo Rose Garden. Our tour ends at Costanera Norte, the north bank of the river, where if the weather’s good we’ll be able to see the Uruguayan coast and enjoy a spot of lunch.

Return to the hotel in the afternoon, where you will have some free time.

Accommodation: 

  • Twin-share in a 3-star hotel

Meals:

  • Breakfast and lunch

After breakfast, we will transfer from the hotel to Jorge Newbery Airport (AEP) for our flight to Bariloche.

On arrival into Bariloche, we will board our transfer and later check-in to the hotel.

San Carlos de Bariloche is a picturesque city set in the foothills of the Andes and bordered by the Nahuel Huapi National Park and lake, the city is also an important centre for scientific research. Enjoy some free time to relax or explore this gorgeous city. Later on, you have the option of going for dinner at the beautiful Cerveceria Patagonia.

Accommodation: 

  • Twin-share in a 3-star hotel

Meals:

  • Breakfast
  • Optional dinner at Cerveceria Patagonia ($115pp, with two pints of beer and transfers included)

Today, we board the El Cóndor catamaran and sail to Puerto Blest, situated on the western coast of Nahuel Huapi Lake.

On arrival into Blest, there is time to visit the area or take an optional extension continuing for another 3km bus ride to Frías Lake. Frias Lake is known for its unique green coloured water and magnificent views of Mount Tronador.

Later we depart Blest Port on our catamaran and head to Cántaros Port. A path of steps leads up from the port to Los Cántaros Lake, and on the way we will admire cascades along the Cántaros river before stopping for lunch.

Enjoy some time exploring the national park before we return to Pañuelo Port and our hotel in Bariloche.

Accommodation: 

  • Twin-share in a 3-star hotel

Meals:

  • Breakfast and lunch

After breakfast, we will depart from Bariloche and head northwards along the National Route 237. This winding road offers some spectacular views of the natural scenery.

Travel past Manzano Port and Villa La Angostura, before joining the Seven Lakes Road or the Camino de los Siete Lagos.

We will stop in San Martín de los Andes on the shores of Lácar Lake for some lunch and there is the option to take a boat out on the lake from the port or stretch your legs on a short walk.

After checking in at the hotel, enjoy a pre-eclipse lecture hosted by Dr John Mason in the company of all the eclipse groups you'll be watching with tomorrow.

Accommodation: 

  • Twin-share in a 3-star hotel

Meals:

  • Breakfast and lunch

ECLIPSE DAY!

Today is the day we've all been looking forward to. We will take a transfer to our private viewing site in Piedra del Aguila to enjoy the eclipse. Here we will provide refreshments and a boxed lunch, chairs and viewing glasses as well as some guidance from our expert Dr John Mason.

After the Eclipse we will return to Bariloche for the evening.

Accommodation: 

  • Twin-share in a 3-star hotel

Meals:

  • Breakfast and a box lunch

This morning is free to enjoy at leisure.

Later you will be transferred to the airport for your flight from Bariloche to Buenos Aires.

On arrival, you are transferred to your hotel, where you have some time to spend at your leisure.

In the evening, we will go to a tango dinner show. International cuisine, regional delicacies and a wide selection of Argentine wines will be on offer as you sit back and enjoy the entertainment.

Accommodation: 

  • Twin-share in a 3-star hotel

Meals:

  • Breakfast and dinner during the tango show
  • One glass of wine included per person

Today is departure day, after checking out you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home.

What's included

Meals

6 breakfasts, 4 lunches (3 box lunches and 1 box lunch), 1 dinner

Transport

Private vehicle, domestic flight

Accommodation

Twin share hotel (7 nights)

Inclusions

  • All services, transfers and excursions detailed in the itinerary
  • Private transfers
  • Activities as specified
  • Meals as specified
  • Domestic flights
  • Eclipse viewing glasses
  • 24-hour support from our local offices 

Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Entrance fees
  • Early or late hotel check in/out
  • Optional activities
  • Travel insurance

Essential Trip Information

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Bookings

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