Argentina holiday, Buenos Aires to Iguazu Falls

“Youíll ride with gauchos and live like a local in Buenos Aires on this laid-back yet adventurous two-week tailor-made tour of Argentina, ending at the mighty Iguazu Falls.”


Buenos Aires | Salta | Stay on local estancia | Chicoana | Cafayate | Cachi | Purmamarca | Iguazu Falls

Description of Argentina holiday, Buenos Aires to Iguazu Falls

This two-week tailor-made adventure through northern Argentina will see you trying out gaucho life on a rural ranch, sipping delicious and savouring glorious Andean vistas. Not to mention watching the water thunder over the spectacular Iguazu Falls and living like a, very cool, very cosmopolitan, local in sizzling Buenos Aires.

Combining a string of bite-sized adventures, this tailor-made tour can be tweaked, added to and rearranged to create your perfect Argentinian escape. Let a local Porteno show you around the city of tango, steak and non-stop nightlife, ride horseback with Argentine gauchos and marvel at the spectacular salt lakes and rainbow-coloured rocks that characterise the Andean altiplano around Salta.

A highlight of this tour is undoubtedly the mighty Igauzu Falls, which span the border of Argentina and Brazil. Here your options include visiting the falls from both the Argentine and Brazilian sides, spotting wildlife in the surrounding jungle or perhaps youíll choose to take a jet boat ride to the foot of the falls where you can feel the raw power of the largest waterfalls in South America.

This trip is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, in real, laid-back Argentine style.

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Departure information

Everything is tweak-able, giving you the freedom to build a unique and personal trip for your chosen date. Upgrade your accommodation for all - or just part - of your trip, slow down the pace with few extra nights here and there or add a few more active adventures along the way

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Argentina holiday, Buenos Aires to Iguazu Falls

Carbon reduction

Your holiday will help support local people and conservation. We must also reduce CO2. Learn about the CO2 emissions of this holiday and how to reduce them.


Here in our central Brighton office we work together to recycle the majority of our waste; separating paper, plastic, glass, tins, cardboard and any food waste left over from the healthy lunch provided to our staff everyday. All our waste is recycled by the same company we buy our stationery from, creating a closed-loop. Our local suppler in Argentina share our values when it comes to recycling, also separating paper in their offices.

During this trip you will visit Cafayate where you will visit local vineyards on a low emission mode of transport, swapping your hire car for a bike and using your own power to fuel your day as you sip wine in the sunshine. Another low-emission mode of transport you will take is by horse during our gaucho trip in Salta. Here you will ride through tobacco plantations and learn from your local gaucho guide how the tobacco is cultivated in the countryside.

We encourage our customers to be responsible travellers in Argentina by including a document with their confirmation on topics to think about when they're away. This covers wildlife and fauna, how to prevent destruction through sensible buying of local artifacts made of rare wood or posing for photos with wildlife and interfering with it's nature habitat. Also included is a 'Keeping it Beautiful' section which reminds and encourages our customers to not litter, leaving rocks and plants where they are and trying to set a good example for other tourists and locals alike.


In Argentina we give our customers the opportunity to donate to a local project in Buenos Aires who support low income families. They offer support with their basic needs, improving their health, offering education and the chance to better their quality of life. During your time in Buenos Aires you will take a half-day tour of the city with a local guide. He is well-equipped to tell you all about his favourite spots in the city from shopping districts to cafes, giving you an insider knowledge you don't get with other city tours. You can also talk about your interests and places you are interested in seeing so these can be combined in the tour.

We work with a local supplier who select their excursions, hotels and transport providers based on morality, honesty and how they can benefit local community. They employ local guides and drivers for their transfers and excursions, which not only benefits the communities and their income potential for their families, but also the added value for our customers to experience Argentina with someone who is passionate and knowledgeable of the area. This also extends to the accommodation we choose, prioritising small-scale locally run hotels. We also use family Estancias during our Gauchos trip where our customers stay on a working ranch which provides additional income to the family, but also allows their culture and way of life to be shared with visitors. After sharing a meal, your guide will play traditional folkloric Argentinean music on his guitar for you.

3 Reviews of Argentina holiday, Buenos Aires to Iguazu Falls

4.5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 31 Oct 2019 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Every minute of our action packed 3 weeks was just amazing and wonderful. Arriving at the peak of the Red Valley was breath taking and then traversing along to Rainbow mountain was magical. Machu Picchu is indescribable, despite seeing hundreds of photos before going, seeing the real thing was an almost spiritual experience. Lake Titikaka was beautifully serene and staying with a family there was so interesting and fun..... I could go on...

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

There is so much to see. Take the extra time and see as much of it as you can. There are so many world class things to see and do in Peru.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Using this operator was definitely the right thing for us to do. We loved the fact that we dealt with locals who not only contributed to us having a more genuine experience but we were able to make a small contribution to locals rather than a large corporation!

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

We had an incredible memorable holiday. The operator were brilliant combining looking after us with a personal experience. We were never part of a big group tour and their suggestions were better than anything I would have found if I had tried to arrange the holiday myself. 10/10

Reviewed on 02 Sep 2018 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

We loved LenÁůis The scenery and the treks are amazing. The waterfalls and rock pools increadible to swim in. We would also suggest the trip to Pantanal - Caiman ecolodge , although not offered by this operator it should be included as an option since the OnÁafari project is well worth a visit. It was incredible

We also loved Rio and Salvador. Sadly although the waterfalls at Iguazu are incredible we were totally rained out and soaked to the bone and couldnít fully enjoy due to thunder storms

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Do Caiman and OnÁafari. Well worth doing LenÁůis. Bring waterproofs and some warm gear for July August holidays. Itís cold at night and on safari at Pantanal

You definitely need two days to do Igua?u properly. We only had one and due to torrential rain we had to quit after doing Argentinian side and missed the Brazilian side. Our soaked through trainers couldnít take any more walking
Do take long waterproofs or waterproof ponchos

Is expensive and I would take some Real to start with at least. ATM LenÁůis didnít work so take money out in bigger places and cities

Lots internal flights but Rio airports are easy to go through

Buy your gifts in markets the airports are extortionate

Return flight works out very long if leaving from Salvador

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes OnÁafari definitely did benefit conservation and I felt the LenÁůis trip also was glorious and environment impact low since we took bus from Salvador

Most of hotels were eco friendly

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

We loved every minute. The self drive in Bonito and Pantanal was super exciting
Itís good to be independent travellers for a bit. All local guides were very good and helpful.

We would definitely travel with this operator again. I would perhaps do fewer centres since packing and unpacking every day or so was very tiring

A Memorable holiday enjoyed by adults
and kids alike

Perhaps could have done with a few
days chilling at the end on the beach if
we had few extra days holiday day

Reviewed on 30 Apr 2018 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The scenery, itinerary, and friendliness of the people.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Prior research is always good whenever you travel, but the team at Responsible Travel did an excellent job of arranging for us to choose from good selection of interesting options, despite the extremely short notice which we managed to give them!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes - and the locals we met along the way were all extremely friendly, helpful & proud of their culture.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Read the operator's response here:

Hi Gary

Thanks so much for your great review, always nice to help and never a problem to put together a last minute trip even with two days before your departure.

We certainly pride ourselves on attentional to detail and quick prompt service and am so glad it paid off for you. We are very happy Sheila and you both enjoyed your champagne surprise.

I'd love to book you both on another trip to another exciting destination, it's never too early to start planning, imagine what we can do with plenty of notice. Haha.

Warm regards,


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