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Argentinian Association for Mental Health (AASM)
Ayacucho 234
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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  Turism and hotels

Trips around Argentina

Iguazú

  • 2 nights accommodation with breakfast
  • Transfers in/out Airport IGR - Hotel in the city
  • Iguazú Falls Argentinean and Brazilian Side Excursion
  • National Park Tickets not included

IguazúIguazú

Iguazú Waterfalls 3 Days – 2 Nights

Day 1

  • Iguazú Airport Arrival – Meeting point with an INFOBA DMC Argentina guide. Transfer from Airport to Selected Hotel
  • Brazilian Side Waterfalls full day Tour. Waterfalls Tour, Brazilian side: The tour starts at the Visitors Center of the Park where thematic buses take you to the beginning of the footbridge. We go through this footbridge making stops at the balconies until we get to Puerto Canoas where a food area is and a shopping walk. From here we start coming back on the bus of the Park to the Visitors Center, same place from where we start the tour.
  • 2 Nights at selected hotel with breakfast

IguazúIguazú

Day 2

  • Breakfast
  • Argentinean Side Waterfalls Tour full day Tour Waterfalls Tour, Argentinean side. The Iguazú Waterfalls are 275 cascades that are visited through different access. The footbridges and the navigation tours take the visitors closer to the waterfalls to live an unforgettable experience. From each rest, each view balcony, you can enjoy amazing views in the middle of subtropical vegetation full of shrubs, birds and wild animals. The tour starts at the Visitors Center and then we go through the Argentinean waterfalls traditional tours: Superior Circuit: Panoramic view of the waterfalls. Lower Circuit: Going closer to the Jungle and the Waterfalls, to the impressive Garganta del Diablo after walking on the 1.000 mts. footbridge. On our tour we include the Ecological Train of the Jungle and visit the Nature Interpretation Center located in the visitors Center.
  • Optional activity: The Great Adventure
    The Great Adventure is unique, and combines the whole essence of the Iguassu National Park in one ride: the jungle and the waterfalls. It is offered daily every full hour, and the departures are from our Head Office or The Visitors Center.
    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.
    After an 8 km truck ride, we arrive at the Puerto Macuco Base, which is 100 meters away from the Infirmary and Service Station, and 100 meters of stairs ahead is the floating platform where the second part of this ride begins.
    With motor-boats, we take visitors 6 km through the Canyon of the Iguassu River, until the falls, from these total, 2 km are river rapids. After enjoying the view from the calm side of San Martin Island we sail to the "Tres Mosqueteros" waterfall, at that point, the Brazilian and Argentinean sides and the Devil's Throat can be clearly appreciated. After that, we sail along the shore of the island until we get to the most exciting part where we face the San Martin waterfall, a wonderful and unforgettable experience, for it's the largest waterfall any motor-boat can approach safely.

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Day 3

  • Breakfast
  • Transfer Hotel to Iguazú Airport

End of the program

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Mendoza

  • 3 nights accommodation with breakfast at the Cordon del Plata Hotel
  • Bus ticket Buenos Aires - Mendoza round trip
  • Transfers in / out to the Hotel
  • City Tour
  • Wineries Tour

MendozaMendoza

Mendoza (Wine district) 4 Days – 3 Nights

Day 1

  • Mendoza Airport Arrival – Meeting point with an INFOBA DMC Argentina guide.
  • Transfer from Airport to Hotel
  • 3 Nights at selected hotel in Mendoza with breakfast

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Day 2

  • Breakfast
  • Winehouses Tour: Departing to the south of Mendoza, income, among vineyards and trellises, the first fine wine producing area of the country, Lujan de Cuyo. In this area we will visit two wineries (one industrial and artisanal), where we will install and learn the secrets of winemaking and the art for a good tasting.
    In addition, we will enter the dock Cipolletti (axis of the irrigation system Mendoza) to observe the imposing gates and diverter water container.
    No return to the city without visiting the Church of the Carrodilla, home of the Lady of the Vineyards

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Day 3

  • Breakfast
  • Free day

Day 4

  • Breakfast
  • Transfer Hotel to Mendoza Airport

End of the program

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El Calafate

  • 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
  • Transfers in/out Airport - Hotel in the city
  • Glaciar Perito Moreno Excursion
  • National Park Tickets not included

El CalafateEl Calafate

El Calafate (Perito Moreno Glacier) 4 Days – 3 Nights

Day 1

  • El Calafate Airport Arrival – Meeting point with an INFOBA DMC Argentina guide.
  • Transfer from Airport to Hotel
  • Free afternoon.
  • 3 Nights at selected hotel with breakfast

El CalafateEl Calafate

Day 2

  • Breakfast
  • Perito Moreno Glacier full day activity Departing from El Calafate you travel 80 Km by bus and you will arrive to the balconies, where you can enjoy different panoramic views of the Perito Moreno Glacier, into the Los Glaciares National Park , for about 4 hours. If you want to have lunch, you can visit the restaurant 1 Km far away from the balconies, or the snack bar next to the balconies, or you can take your own food and enjoy it admiring the landscape.
  • Optional: Minitreking at Perito Moreno Glacier
    The mini trekking runs from beginning of August up to first days of June.
    The excursion begins in the embarking pier located in "Bajo de las Sombras" port, about 6 km before the glacier Balconies- where you embark for a 20 minutes navigation across the Rico Arm, enjoying breathtaking views of the Perito Moreno glacier's front wall.
    You disembark on the opposite shore, where specialized bilingual mountain guides welcome you and lead you to a small shelter. After checking the last details, groups of not more than 20, follow their guides along the lake's shore towards the edge of the glacier. Once on the ice the guides put each participant a pair of crampons on, and explain how to use them.
    The two hours circuit that follows introduces you to the fascinating landscape of the glaciers: streams, small lagoons, gullies, cravasses and plenty of ice formations of the most incredible blues. The trekking is moderate. The ice surface over which you walk is irregular, but firm and safe. You will receive explanations about flora, fauna and general glaciology of the region and also about the particular phenomenon that happens in the Perito Moreno Glacier and eventually produces its rupture.
    After the walk, a stroll through the forest brings you back to the shelter.

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Day 3

  • Breakfast
  • Free day
  • Optional activities: Navigation All Glaciers full day Tour The bus departs from El Calafate and after 45 minutes arrives to the port of Punta Bandera. Travelers board the catamaran and sail toward Upsala Glacier. This is the largest continental glacier with walls reaching 80 mts/240 feet.
    The ship then sails to Spegazzini glacier, the highest in the park with 135 mts/405 feet and 25 kmts long. From here the ship heads back to Punta Bandera where travelers take the buses back to El Calafate.

Day 4

  • Breakfast
  • Transfer Hotel to El Calafate Airport

End of the program

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Ushuaia

  • 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
  • Transfers in/out Airport - Hotel in the city
  • Tierra del Fuego National Park Excursion
  • National Park Tickets not included

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Ushuaia 4 Days – 3 Nights

Day 1

  • Ushuaia Airport Arrival – Meeting point with an INFOBA DMC Argentina guide.
  • Transfer from Airport to Hotel
  • Free afternoon.
  • 3 Nights at selected hotel in Ushuaia with breakfast

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Day 2

  • Breakfast
  • National Park Tierra del Fuego half day Tour - Approximate Duration: 4 hs. - Daily departure: 8..30 hs It's located only 11 km from the city. We will be able to appreciate within its limits lakes, lagoons and rivers, and their exit towards Canal Beagle, characteristic that makes the difference with other National parks of our country. From the port, at the Maipú Avenue towards the southwest by the national route number. 3, we will journey outside the city to arrive at the side of Monte Susana, witness of the work of the convicts of the old military prison, where the station of the Train of the Endo of the World is located. Here we will stop for this optional tour. Then it continue throughout the valley of the Pipo River to the deviation to enter Ensenada bay, where we will be able to contemplate the Islands Redonda and Estorbo and on the other coast of the Beagle the Nevado Mounts of the Sampaio Chain (Chile). Back on the route number. 3, through a narrow way that its side shows the different species our fuegian flora, we will arrive to the Roca Lake and we will do a walk by the coast of the Lake and the Lapataia River. From this point the Condor Hill amazing view can be seen, its pick mark the border with the Chile. We will go towards the other end of the Park, where finalizes the route number. 3, at Lapataia Bay, in this passage we will observe the Green Lagoon and the Black Lagoon, a large peat bog continuously growing. Finally we will journey by the beaver dams; its footpath will lead us to Lapataia Bay

Ushuaia

Day 3

  • Breakfast
  • Free Day

Day 4

  • Breakfast
  • Transfer from the Hotel to Ushuaia Airport

End of the program

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Puerto Madryn

  • 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
  • Transfers in/out Airport - Hotel in the city
  • Peninsula de Valdes Excursion
  • National Reservation Ticket not included

Puerto MadrynPuerto Madryn

Puerto Madryn – 4 days – 3 nights

Day 1

  • Trelew Airport Arrival – Meeting point with an INFOBA DMC Argentina guide.
  • Transfer from Airport to Hotel in Puerto Madryn
  • 3 Nights at selected hotel in Puerto Madryn with breakfast
  • Optional private activity according to flight arrival

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Day 2

  • Breakfast
  • Full day excursion to Peninsula Valdes
    Thousands of tourists reach this point of the country from all round the world, eager to approach the giant cetaceans and obtaining "the photograph" of their jump or of their huge raised flukes. The contagious enthusiasm was transmitted to all the attendants. We were supplied waterproof coats and life jackets. The day was warm, the temperature pleasant, but the wind blowing from the East would announce that we would not fulfill our expectations. Anyway, we advanced into the deep and salty sea waters.
    The right whales may be spotted from June to December, when they reach the Nuevo Gulf in order to mate or bear their calves.
    We set off on the comfortable craft and did not take too long to see the first whale that approached us curiously.
  • Return to your hotel in Puerto Madryn at around 6:30 pm.

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Day 3

  • Breakfast
  • Full day excursion to Punta Tombo penguin rookery and the inferior valley of Chubut.
    Punta Tombo is a paradise for other sea birds that have chosen this site to nest. Kelp gulls and dolphin gulls, skuas, two species of cormorants –the king cormorant and the rock shag-, steamerducks, snowy sheathbills, and several species of terns and giant petrels are the birds we could find nesting in the area.
    The unusual concentration of bird fauna and the easy access for observation set up a show that is known worldwide. Therefore, we invite you to see this place just like we did. Enjoy.
  • Return to the hotel in Puerto Madryn at around 6:30 pm.

Day 4

  • Breakfast
  • Optional private activity according to flight departure
  • Transfer Hotel in Puerto Madryn to Trelew Airport

End of program

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NOA (Salta - Jujuy)

  • 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
  • Transfers in/out Airport - Hotel in the city
  • City Tour Excursion
  • National Park Tickets not included

NOA (Salta - Jujuy)NOA (Salta - Jujuy)

Salta – 4 days – 3 nights

Day 1

  • Salta Airport Arrival – Meeting point with an INFOBA DMC Argentina guide.
  • Transfer from Airport to Hotel in Salta
  • Half day City Tour. You will visit the cathedral, the Church of San Francisco, the Historic Museum of the North, the craft market and San Bernardo Hill. The Church of San Francisco is a magnificent Franciscan temple with fine architecture ornaments. The tour visits different historical places in the city and go up the San Bernardo Hill where you can admire the places that you have already seen. The visit continues to the summer holiday village of  San Lorenzo which will surprise you with the singular beauty of its well known Ravine. The tour finishes with a visit to the handcraft market. 
  • 3 Nights at selected hotel in Salta with breakfast.

NOA (Salta - Jujuy)NOA (Salta - Jujuy)

Day 2

  • Breakfast
  • Optional activity: Full Day Cafayate.
    Cafayate is situated 183 km away from the capital city of the province through Nº 68 National Road. It is the main city in the district of Cafayate and has become the most important site in the Calchaquí Valleys.
    Located at 1,660 m above sea level, Cafayate is well known because of its famous torrontes wine product of the exquisite combination of temperature and humidity that provides the ideal environment to the growth of the sweet and deep fruit flavor. Return to your hotel in Salta

 Day 3

  • Breakfast
  • Optional activity: Full Day Humahuaca
    In the province of Jujuy, Argentina, it is located "La quebrada de Humahuaca", in wich unique multicolour hills could be found. The indigenas forts, pre-historic caverns, the arquitecture and traces show a zone witness of human evolution across millenia.
    "La quebrada de Humahuaca" starts 39 kilometers from San Salvador de Jujuy, by the route N°9 which represents 170 km of valleys and mountains from south to north. The hills shows different colours in accordance to the minerals that conform them. This landscapeis located between 2000 and 4000 mts high. Return to your hotel in Salta.

NOA (Salta - Jujuy)

Day 4

  • Breakfast
  • Transfer from hotel to Airport.

End of the program

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