9 Days / 8 Nights
July 25, 2014 – Aug 2, 2014
Argentina: 40 million inhabitants and nearly half of them live in the surroundings of Buenos Aires, one of the most cosmopolitan cities of the world. Argentina is a fascinating land of contrasts where the exceptional is almost commonplace. It is home to an abundant wildlife, enjoys a unique culture, and delights in an astonishing variety of landscapes from tropical rain forest in the north to the remote vastness of the Antarctic in the South. Three big landscapes form the country: the Andes in the west, the northern and western flatland as well as the wide plains of Patagonia in the South. The country that is stretched in length has three climatic zones: tropic in the north, moderate in the centre and polar in the extreme South. The official language is Spanish, but in bigger towns English is also quite common.
Day 1 - Friday July 25: Depart for Buenos Aires
We recommend LAN Chile from Miami or American Airlines from JFK. We can book other flights and connections or you may use Frequent Flier miles.
Day 2 - Saturday July 26: Buenos Aires (D)
Arrive in Buenos Aires this morning, where you will be welcomed and transferred to our hotel on one of the 2 transfers for flights above. Optional private transfers can be easily arranged at an additional cost. We receive VIP immediate check in on arrival.
In the afternoon, we will meet for a walking tour of Recoleta, famous for French style buildings, upscale shops and the cemetery where Eva Peron is buried. After our tour there is time for the weekend craft fair near our hotel. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner in the hotel (wine included). Loi Suites Recoleta 5*(Studio Junior) is our hotel choice in Buenos Aires.
Day 3 - Sunday July 27: Buenos Aires (BLD)
Today we will take a half day tour of Buenos Aires and the Evita Museum. We will visit famous Avenida de Mayo and Plaza De Mayo, surrounded by the Casa Rosada (Government House), Cathedral and Cabildo(City Hall, from Spanish rule). We continue to historic San Telmo, and colorful La Boca and Palermo areas.
Lunch will be at a local restaurant. After lunch, travel to Feria Rural to meet with women community leaders. Here we will see a rural market of cooperative producers and hear from women about their lives in ruraland artesian cooperatives. We will enjoy Sunday Arts and Craft Fairs: Feria San TelmoPlaza Dorrego and the Feria GauchescadeMataderos.
Tonight's dinner is at a local restaurant within walking distance from the hotel (wine included).
Day 4 - Monday Jul 28: Buenos Aires (BD)
The day is at leisure. Late afternoon, enjoy tango lessons followed by a dinner tango show (wine included).
Day 5 - Tuesday July 29: Buenos Aires / Estancia (BL)
We will spend the day at a country Estancia, featuring a gaucho show, and get a glimpse of life on a traditional ranch. Overnight in Buenos Aires.
Day 6 - Wednesday July 30: Buenos Aires - Iguazu Falls/Argentineside (BLD)
Transfer to the domestic airport for Iguazu Falls. Upon arrival, we will be met by our guide. We will board a train to the upper falls and Devil's Throat, one of the highest falls, then walk along Iguazú River Canyon. We overlook 275 falls, a mile long amidst exotic vegetation and birds. Loi Suites Iguazu Hotel 5*
Day 7 - Thursday July 31: Iguazu Falls /Buenos Aires (BD)
This morning fly back to Buenos Aires and transfer to Loi Suites upon arrival. You will have free time to relax. This evening, enjoy a wine tasting, followed by our farewell dinner.
Day 8 - Friday Aug 1: Buenos Aires / Depart(B)
The day is at leisure until our evening departure flights (hotel checkout is noon). Transfer for your flight to Miami or JFK. Private transfers again are an option at additional cost.
Day 9 - Saturday Aug 2: Arrive North America
Arrive home early this morning with contacts and memories from our Argentina adventure!