Argentina 3-week Vacation
Replies: 3 - Last Post: Nov 10, 2012 4:30 PM Last Post By: turts
Nov 9, 2012 1:46 PM
Argentina 3-week VacationHey we are planning a vacation - yeah! And, OMG all at the same time. So please help me with:
1) BEST ROUTE for what I hope to accomplish
2) BUDGET for the entire trip - we are 45/50 and we like great value, charm, and unique experiences. So, I will pay for a yurt in Patagonia, but will want a value bnb in Buenos Aires
3) BEST CHARM for $ - in terms of hotels, bnb
So here is what I am thinking so far for 3-weeks in Argentina:
1) Buenos Aires - a bnb in Palermo, I want to be here Sunday for the San Telmo market - 5-days (hotel??)
2) Salta - 5-days (KKala Hotel?) -
3) Iguazu Falls - 2-days (La Aldea de la Selva Lodge) - thoughts?
4) Mendoza -3-days - Chacras de Coria; lunch at Ruca Malen; Vendimia Wine Tours
5) Patagonia - 5-days Torres del Paine; San Martín de los Andes (camp patagonia- thoughts? eco-camp?)
Ok - is anyone out there listening?
Nov 9, 2012 3:47 PM
11. Best Route - you seem to be jumping all over the place. Mendoza to Patagonia is a long bus ride, and a long flight (I'd say routed through BA). 5 days for Patagonia isn't exactly enough time for such a vast region. I would suggest ditch it and spend more time in the NE or if you only have 5 days, head to El Chalten/El Calafate.
2. There are plenty of good posadas everywhere! Use hostelbookers/hostelworld for that. They do have other options other than hostels.
3. Those sites have reviews of places.
Nov 10, 2012 1:02 AM
2Seems a lot of travelling ad you will need flights. Suggest you look at skyscanner to find cheap internal flights in Argentina as think this will change the order in which you do things.
Nov 10, 2012 4:30 PM
3Here are some thoughts:
1) There are some cute little places to stay in San Telmo which you might like to consider - close to the markets and walking distance to the other main sites in the city.
3) Definitely give yourself two days - one for the Brazilian side and one for the Argentinian side of the falls
5) I agree with the suggestion above that you might be better off spending five days in El Chalten and El Calafate. There's lots of good trekking around those areas. These are some of the photos I took around El Chalten for example
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