Flying Over the Eclipse
How many people have the chance to actually see a total solar eclipse these days? And how many of those people can say they were able to see it flying right above it in the heart of Patagonia?

The Experience



This experience is a unique way to live a breathtaking moment under the beautiful blue skies of Southern Argentina. Not only is the experience unforgettable, but intimate as well. Enjoy the Solar Eclipse of 2020 from the commodity of your own helicopter or small plane with your loved ones 

Day 1

Flying to Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina

International arrival at Ezeiza Ministro Pistarini Airport. Meet your guide at the arrival section. Private transfer to your five-star selected hotel.

You will be provided with a welcome pack upon arrival (including safety kit, vouchers and itinerary) and your guide will fill you in with all the details about your trip.
Day 2

Private tour of the city & dinner experience

You will see the most important sites of the city, learning about the culture, history, and traditions of Argentina. Visit some of the most emblematic monuments such as the Casa Rosada; El Caminito, with its colorful houses bringing life to the streets; the Recoleta Cemetary.

In the evening, we invite you to your first Argentine dinner experience, tasting some of the most traditional meats cuts accompanied by premium wine at one of our favorite closed-door restaurants: El Fogon. Discover this meal tradition, served with a twist having a closed-door dining experience that explores new ways of serving Argentine Asado classics.
Day 4

Travelling to the Iguazu Falls & Brazilian Falls visit

Take your flight to enjoy a half-day excursion to the Brazilian waterfalls. The Iguassu Falls are the largest water system in the world due to its location in the middle of the Brazilian and Argentinian Jungle. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage, Iguazu offers many different and all unique landscapes.

Arrival at your hotel and enjoy some free time before heading out to another dinner experience: The Argentine Experience.

The Argentine Experience is a unique dinner party with the concept of teaching you the fundamentals of what being an Argentine is all about, whilst simply having more fun than is available anywhere else. Learn how to close your own empanada using the ‘repulge’ technique, to order steak your way in Spanish, to prepare your own ‘mate’ drink.
Day 3

Day in the countryside at la Bandada Estancia & Tango show

Today you will be picked up at your hotel for a drive to Pampas of Argentina, where you will go to the Estancia La Bandada.

La Bandada proposes to enjoy the Argentine countryside with the enhancement of its uses and customs. Flocks of ducks fly across the sky in their characteristic V-shaped formations, from lagoon to lagoon. 

You will enjoy a day living like a “Gaucho” (Argentine cowboy) in the Argentine countryside. This evening you will be leaving for a night of Tango at the Gala Tango House, one of the most exclusive places in town for an authentic show.
Day 5

Visiting the Argentine Waterfalls

Today we visit the Argentinean Iguazú National Park to get into the falls declared one of the new seven wonders of the world!

You will visit the Lower Trail, from where you can see among others, the “Two sisters Falls", the "Bossetti Fall", the "Hidden Fall", a panoramic view of "San Martin island” and the "Union Fall". Later we walk the Upper Trail shifting along walkways located above major falls up to the majestic "San Martin Fall” from where you have a panoramic view of the Brazilian falls.

And the best part of your tour: The Great Adventure!
A unique experience that combines the whole essence of the Iguazu National Park in one ride: the jungle and the waterfalls. It starts by entering the jungle from the “Sendero Yacaratía” trail with special transportation that allows a panoramic view of the environment along with experienced guides that give a lot of explanations as well as the legend of this spectacular place.

Day 7

Travelling to Bariloche

In the morning, pick up at your hotel in Iguazu for a private transfer to the airport of Puerto Iguazu. From here you will embark on a full day of travelling to your next destination, San Carlos de Bariloche, in the Lake District of Patagonia. It borders Nahuel Huapi, a large glacial lake surrounded by the Andes Mountains. Bariloche is known for its Swiss alpine-style architecture and its chocolate, sold in shops lining Calle Mitre, the main street.

There are no direct flights between your two destinations, so you will have a short layover in Buenos Aires. Upon arrival at the Bariloche Airport, a private guide and driver will welcome you and provide some information about your plans for the next few days. Check-in at your hotel and evening at your leisure. Be sure to rest before your next activities!

Day 9

Flying over the 2020 Eclipse

After an early breakfast at the hotel, you will leave from the aeroclub where our exclusive airplane with 5 places will take you to the Patagonian steppe, “la estepa”, to make sure we get no clouds during the eclipse, along with an Astronomy guide who is not only well versed in astronomy but will also talk about the region’s wilderness and history.

Departure time is 11:45 AM when the moon will begin to eclipse the sun; 1:07 PM the full eclipse (crown effect) will take place 2 minutes following the crown. After that, the sun will start showing until 2:35 PM when this phenomenon will be over. During the event there's going to be a few telescopes and other gear to see the progress, we will also provide special eclipse glasses.
Day 10

Seven Lakes, Seven Flavors

For those who love Patagonia and its immensity, we offer to go further and explore a unique road connecting San Martin de Los Andes and Villa la Angostura, going through the very well known Seven lakes. Is the best way to contemplate, in exclusive, a combination of the classic and essential of the region and its flavors.

Starting at the Nahuel Huapi lake from Bariloche, you´ll get to see along the road the following lakes: Espejo, Correntoso, Villarino, Falkner, Machonico and Lacar.
Day 6

Secret jungle visit with kayaking in La Lorenza

Today we invite you on a full day discovering “La Lorenza”, a unique Iguazu’s secret spot. An ideal destination for nature lovers, birdwatchers, avid photographers, and anyone looking to leave the world behind to simply surrender to the pleasure of contemplation. It is a small private reserve only 50 minutes away from the city of Iguazu, created to conserve a portion of the Atlantic Forest and the rich diversity contained in it.

Then, a short walk through the jungle leads us to the river coast, where the kayaks are waiting for you.
Day 8

Welcome Hike

After all the expectations have grown with the arrival to mysterious Patagonia, a smooth welcome hike gives you the possibility to build up your first impression of what has just begun… and what will surprise you the following days.

Standing on the rocks of the mountains that tell the stories of our past times, immersed in native forests, surrounded by silent messages; a magnificent view from the lake with its arms, islands and the ancient glaciers on the distant high peaks, is the perfect moment to enjoy and share a very welcoming experience.

Nature will be the main attraction in this adventure. We recommend this activity for your arrival day directly from the airport, because of its short duration and panoramic views. You will learn about the surrounding lakes and the history of the area. Along the way, you will enjoy one of the main attractions in the region, the woodlands.
Day 11

Sunset in Bariloche

Enjoy the day at your leisure to discover the city on your own. Perhaps go on a chocolate tasting hunt in some of the many shops Bariloche offers. In the evening, a private excursion to view the mesmerizing sunset over the mountains and lakes surrounding Bariloche.

To end the day with the pause of an eternal landscape and city lights, sharing an intimate toast, is the spirit of this experience.
In your private transfer, we’ll drive to an exclusive point, “Punto Panorámico”. This has a 280º panoramic view of the area, where the sun hides behind the mountains, and the steppe hills draw their magic.
A table, some comfortable chairs, and champagne glasses ready to toast for life is the scenario.
Day 12

Return to Buenos Aires

In the morning or afternoon, pick up at your hotel in Bariloche and transfer to the airport for your return flight to Buenos Aires.  Upon arrival at the Aeroparque Jorge Newberry Airport, a driver and guide will bring you to your hotel. Enjoy the afternoon in your hotel neighborhood. Rest a little, explore the city on your own and get ready for your new experience having dinner at Casa Coupage, a closed-door restaurant.

Casa Coupage is a unique space where you can discover & interpret wine paired with delicious Argentinian modern food in a truly personal atmosphere. Dinner is held in a charming dining room of a late 19th-century house. The sommelier of the house guides the experience and provides background information regarding the specific terroir, variety of grape, and winemaker.

Accommodation


Buenos Aires - Park Hyatt, Palacio Duhau

A luxury hotel located in the traditional neighborhood of Recoleta. The two-building complex combines the luxury of an aristocratic palace with upscale contemporary design. 

Iguazú - Hotel Gran Melia 
Wake up in the exclusive natural environment of the Alto Paraná Atlantic Forest, where the Iguazu Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World plunge majestically alongside the Gran Meliá Iguazu. 

Bariloche - El Casco Art Hotel
Located on the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi, this 5-star hotel provides absolute comfort and stylish architecture. El Casco Art Hotel hosts 500 exclusive art pieces from Argentinean painters and sculptors. 

Practical Information

Prices starting at 11,450 USD per person

Services Included
12 nights in accommodation All services mentioned in itinerary Breakfast at hotels All tickets to national parks All bus tickets mentioned

Services Not Included
Meals only when mentioned Tips Extras Travel Insurance International and domestic flights 
Conditions

Services subject to availability at the time of booking Prices per person double occupancy Prices in US Dollars.

The Organizers

Designer Trips Argentina is a boutique destination management company, specializing in tailoring unique travel experiences that create once-in-a-lifetime journeys. Argentina is one of the most mesmerizing spots on the planet; an incredible country full of stunning landscapes, rich history and culture, delicious wines, mouth-watering gastronomy, and remote places ready to be explored.

At Designer Trips, the team is passionate about hand-picking the most original experiences and crafting every journey as unique and memorable for the clients. These professionals strongly believe that travel is about getting out of one’s comfort zone and opening up all senses to a whole new environment. The Designer Trips team has travelled through the region extensively in order to find the most remarkable places and activities, those hidden gems that will then allow them to craft each trip in a personalised way. 
Designer Trips Argentina
(+5411) 47755247
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