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2020 Argentina Total Solar Eclipse

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ITINERARY:

Day 1 / Dec 9, 2020:   Arrive Buenos Aires  [D]

Arrive at Buenos Aires Airport. Transfer to our hotel is on your own or we can arrange private transfer service for an additional cost. 
Upon arrival at our hotel, please proceed to the private check-in desk for Eclipse Travelers. Rest of the day is at lesiure. 
Meet up at the lobby at 6.00pm and private transfer from hotel to restaurant with guide. Enjoy a 3-course dinner at a local restaurant. 
 
Hotel: Melia Buenos Aires 
 

Day 2 / Dec 10, 2020: Buenos Aires [B,L,D]

Enjoy buffet breakfast at the hotel. Today we will explore Buenos Aires with a private tour guide visiting Recoleta - Palermo - Plaza de Mayo - Puerto Madero - San Telmo - La Boca. On an unforgettable route, we will live all the porteño magic. These few hours feature all the magic of Argentina"s capital city. In this most complete overview of the Paris of South America we will visit the glamorous neighborhoods of Recoleta and its most famous cemetery, Palermo, May Square and the Pink House, the Metropolitan Cathedral, the newest & trendiest Puerto Madero Area and many other emblematic buildings and palaces of unique architectural, historical, and cultural value. The visit would not be complete without the sights of the first settlements of the city of Buenos Aires. The pintoresque neighborhood of San Telmo, residence to the porteño aristocracy until the end of the XIX century and where the renowned antiques market is held every Sunday; Caminito Street, in the colorful, Italian immigrants neighborhood of La Boca.

Lunch will be taken at a traditional Argentinean restaurant on our way. Afternoon is free at leisure. 

Tonight enjoy dinner and an unforgattable Tango Show at La Ventana. In the heart of San Telmo neighborhood, La Ventana Barrio de Tango opened for business back in 1982. This totally refurbished historical "conventillo" (tenement) offers a definitive tour of classic porteño culture. This typical early 20th century house is an ideal stage for a unique show: 32 artists, two tango orchestras, a folk music group, dancers and singers.

Hotel: Melia Buenos Aires 

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Day 3 / Dec 11, 2020 : Buenos Aires - Flight to Al Calafate  [B,L,D]

After buffet breakfast at our hotel, transfre to the airport for our flight to Al Calafate. Upon arrival, enjoy lunch at La Tablita Restaurant. 

After lunch, guided tour of Galciarium Museum. Glaciarium is a modern interpretation glaciological center, and one of the few Glacier Museums in the world. The understanding of glaciers and environmental awareness are the main subjects. The architecture is quite unique and the façade of the building is reminiscent of the face of a glacier. The exhibits include models, dioramas, photographs, screens, interactive representations, a 3D documentary, and other modern resources that provide an enriching experience. A new option to complete your visit to El Calafate and the Perito Moreno Glacier.

After the tour, return to our hotel and dinner. Overnight at our hotel. 

Hotel: Xelena Hotel 

Perito Moreno Glacier Pano

Day 4 / Dec 12, 2020 : El Calafate  [B,L,D]

Breakfast at our hotel. Today we will have a full-day tour of Perito Moreno Glacier. The Perito Moreno Glacier rises majestically 80 km away from El Calafate. This is one of the largest and the only advancing glacier in the world, as well as the biggest attraction at Los Glaciares National Park, a 600,000-hectare protected area covered by an ice mantle. We will start by penetrating the Patagonic Andean forest and make a first breathtaking stop at "Curva de los Suspiros" (Curve of Sighs), where we will enjoy a first view of this incredible natural wonder. When we approach the glacier, we will walk down the catwalks to approach the Glacier and admire from different panoramic points this wonderful creation of Mother Nature. We will be able to contemplate very closely when varied-sized ice blocks loosen and fall into the water with a great thunder becoming beautiful ice floes in the deep waters of the Lago Argentino. This day will be an unforgettable experience, a once in a lifetime delight. Lunch will be served at Nativos de la Patagonia (National Park).

Later we will embark on Moreno Spirit, and navigate around the Perito Moreno glacier. As a 250 km2 ice formation, the Perito Moreno glacier displays an imposing beauty as well as an unusual phenomenon: its enormous body keeps expanding constantly, causing frequent ice calving in its vast front into the water. This tour departs daily from Puerto Moreno, by the National Park's trails at the Iceberg's Channel. From that point, the tour boat arrives promptly to the glacier's North wall to admire its greatness and to witness the sudden breaking away of a mass of ice, often followed by a loud booming sound.

Return to our hotel. Dinner and overnight at our hotel. 

Hotel: Xelena Hotel

Day 5 / Dec 13, 2020: El Calafate - Flight to Bariloche  [B,D]

After breakfast at our hotel,  private transfer from hotel to Calafate Airport. Flight to Bariloche. Upon arrival, private transfer to our hotel. 

Today is at leisure to get ready for tomorrow's eclipse. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. 

Dinner will be at a local restaurant. Overnight in Bariloche. 

Hotel: Panamericano Bariloche Hotel

Day 6/Dec 14, 2020: ***ECLIPSE DAY*** Bariloche - Junin de los Andes [B,L,D]

Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Drive from Bariloche to Junin de los Andes for the eclipse. (Distance: 222 km approx. 3 hours)
In Argentina, the longest shadow time of this eclipse will occur, which will reach 2 minutes with 10 seconds.
It will be seen in a total way in the area that runs, from west to east, the central area of the provinces of Neuquén and Río Negro, more specifically will be seen in a total way in Aluminé and Junín de los Andes, in Las Coloradas and Piedra del Águila (center of the Neuquén province); in El Cuy, Sierra Colorada and Valcheta (on the southern line of the province of Río Negro); and in San Antonio, Las Grutas and El Cóndor, located on the Atlantic coast of Rio Negro.

Lunch boxes will be provided at the eclipse site. After the eclipse, drive back to our hotel in Bariloche. Dinner and overnight in Bariloche. 

Hotel: Panamericano Bariloche Hotel

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Day 7/ Dec 15, 2020: Bariloche - Iguazu [B,L,D]

After breakfast at our hotel, check-out and transfer to the airport for our flight to Iguazu - home of the Iguazu Falls. One of the planet’s most awe-inspiring sights, the Iguazú Falls are simply astounding. A visit is a jaw-dropping, visceral experience, and the power and noise of the cascades – a chain of hundreds of waterfalls nearly 3km in extension – live forever in the memory. Dinner and overnight at our hotel in Iguazu. 

Hotel: Loi Suites Hotel

Day 8/ Dec 16, 2020: Iguazu [B,D]

Breakfast at our hotel. After breakfast we will explore the world famous Iguazu Falls. Iguazú National Park a total of 55,500 hectares— bears the name of the river serving as northern border, which means "great waters" in the guaraní language. Surrounded by a lush subtropical rainforest, we will find the majestic Iguazú Waterfalls. Its water volume and more than 275 falls places it among the most important and spectacular waterfalls in the world. On different footbridges, we will visit the heart of the waterfalls, appreciating them from different angles. We will visit the lower circuit, and feel part of nature, refreshing ourselves with waterfall drizzle. On the upper circuit, we will stop at different viewpoints, and then reach the balcony at Garganta del Diablo (Devil"s Throat). No doubt, this is the most amazing of all falls: water falls down from 80 meters.

Lunch at El Fortin restaurant without beverages. After lunch, our afternoon tour combines rainforest and waterfalls. We will drive trucks into the vast wild vegetation joined by experimented guides. We will get off at the pier and board a boat to sail the Iguazú Inferior river canyon, rafting the river rapids to appreciate falls from the San Martín island peaceful backwater. Then we will visit the Tres Mosqueteros (Three Musketeers) fall, and Garganta del Diablo (Devil"s Throat) will crown the tour. Sailing the coast of the island, we will get to the next exciting point: the San Martín fall, the greatest a boat can approach. Dinner  and overnight at Loi Suites Hotel. 

Hotel: Loi Suites Hotel

Day 9 / Dec 17, 2020: Iguazu - Buenos Aires [B,D]

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for our flight back to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel. Tonight enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Buenos Aires. 

Hotel: Melia Buenos Aires

Day 10 / Dec 18, 2020: Departure from Buenos Aires [B]

After breakfast, end of our services. 

  • Rates & Booking Info +

    Per person in DBL room: $5,985

    Single Supplement: $1,855


    • Deposit: $1,500 per person is  due at the time of booking along with a completed Reservation Form.
    • 2.nd Payment: $1,500 per person due by February 6, 2019
    • Final Payment due by July 17, 2019

     BOOKING FORM

    Please fax the above form to 1-888-514-7070 or e-mail at info[at]eclipsetraveler.com to book this tour. 

    • Cancellations must be in writing by email, fax, or mail.
    • Cancellation Penalties are as follows:
    • Booking date - Feb 6,2019: 25% penalty
    • Feb 7, 2019 – July 16, 2019: 50% penalty
    • July 17, 2019 - Trip date: 100% penalty
  • Hotels +

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    Melia Buenos Aires*****, Buenos Aires

    Melia Buenos Aires Hotel features upscale accommodations 2 blocks from Florida Street and elegant San Martin square. A heated pool, a hot tub, sauna facilities and a fitness center can be enjoyed. Melia Buenos Aires is nearby Puerto Madero’s restaurant district, Colon Theatre and the exclusive Recoleta neighborhood. It has 5-star décor with marble lobby floors and classic furniture. Rooms at Melia Hotel are custom designed to combine elegance with top-of-the-line technology. They feature a thermo-acoustic system, flat screen satellite TV, minibars and coffee makers. There is Wi-Fi access and some rooms have panoramic city views. Stylish dining options with a warm atmosphere are available. Machado Café serves light meals and Azorin Restaurant has a choice of national and international gourmet dishes. 24-hour room service is provided.
     

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    Xelena Hotel & Suites *****, El Calafate

    Xelena Hotel & Suites is located at Argentino Lake in El Calafate. Guests staying here can admire the landscape while unwinding in the Health Club, where a 70-square-meter swimming pool is also situated. Free WiFi and parking services are provided.
    Each unit is fitted with a minibar, safe, LCD TV and DVD player. Guests can opt between rooms overlooking the lake or city. All of them features private bathroom facilities with free toiletries, a bathrobe and a hairdryer. Xelena Hotel & Suites also offers fitness and wellness facilities, including a hot tub and a sauna. Massage treatments and spa sessions are available for an additional cost. In addition to the Health Bar, dining options also feature, Mora Restaurant, the Pierrot Bistro and Coral Coffee shop with wonderful views of the lake.

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    Hotel Panamericano Bariloche*****, Bariloche

    This property is a 5-minute walk from the beach. Situated next to the majestic Nahuel Huapi Lake, the 4-star Hotel Panamericano Bariloche offers rooms with views of the water and mountains and private bathrooms. The hotel has a spa, a gym, and a hot tub. Rooms and suites overlooking the lake or the city are spread through a large building with tasteful decoration and a wide range of leisure options for the whole family. La Cave restaurant serves cheese fondeau upon request. At the Lobby Piano Bar, you can have cocktails, drinks, Patagonian smoked meats and, again, a wide range of wines brought from the Zuccardi vineyards. After skiing, guests can recover strength at the property’s spa, which features a heated pool, a gym, a sauna and a hot tub. They can also use the casino, games room, and kids club, or entertain themselves at the Panamericano Bariloche. In addition, the staff will assist them in planning many other leisure activities with intense contact with nature, such as mountain biking, horse-riding, fly fishing or kayak crossing.

  • Tour Inclusions +

    • All domestic flights:
      • Buenos Aires - El Calafate
      • El Calafate - Bariloche
      • Bariloche - Iguazu
      • Iguazu - Buenos Aires
    • Hotel accommodations as listed in double accupancy
    • Private transportation
    • Daily breakfasts at the hotels
    • Lunches and dinners as listed in the itinerary
    • Private special tent for Eclipse Traveler and hot/cold beverages and snacks served during eclipse
    • Eclipse celebration party-open bar
    • Entrance fees 
    • Services of an English-speaking guide
    • Services of an Eclipse Traveler Trip Leader
    • Eclipse lecture by an experienced astronomer
    • Travel Documents Kit
    • Eclipse viewing glasses
    • Eclipse Traveler t-shirt

     

  • Tour Exclusions +

    • International Flights
    • Arrival and departure airport transfers
    • Tips (restaurants, hotels, guides, drivers, etc.)
    • Personal expenses
    • Drinks with meals
    • Services not mentioned in the program
    • Travel Insurance
  • Trip Insurance +

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