Argentina Delights - 6 days from $2,279
Argentina Delights - 6 days from $2,279
|Purpose:||Gastronomy, History, Culture|
|No. of days:||6 days - 5 nights|
|First & Last Cities:||Buenos Aires, Tigre, La Plata River, Mendoza|
|Other cities:||Optional Gaucho Party, Pope Francis Tour, Jewish Buenos Aires|
Buenos Aires is a modern and active city. However, it has also kept its old traditions and cozy corners. The visitor feels fascinated by its environment, the different styles of its neighborhoods, the warmth of its people and the wide range of cultural and commercial choices it offers. Buenos Aires busy nightlife offers the visitor several choices of entertainment, recreation and culture. The city is full of cinemas, theatres, auditoriums, restaurants and "pizzerias" that are open till the small hours.
Day 1: Buenos Aires
After you pass customs and immigration at Ezeiza International Airport you will be met and assisted by our representative who will escort you to your hotel in Buenos Aires. The rest of the day is at leisure for you to rest and relax after the long flight. A visit to Buenos Aires is not complete if it is missing a nightlife experience in a fashionable night spot so, this evening you will be driven* to La Ventana, a typical restaurant, to enjoy an Argentinean dinner and dance to the sound of the sensual tango music. If you are a dance aficionado you may take a tango lesson but you need to reserve before departure. Return to the hotel for overnight.
Day 2: Buenos Aires
After a buffet breakfast at the hotel you will encounter with one of the biggest urban concentrations in the Southern Hemisphere. We'll visit the bohemian and colorful neighborhood of Italian immigrants - La Boca -, the historical May Square (Plaza de Mayo) surrounded by the Government House (Pink House), the Metropolitan Cathedral and the ancient City-Hall, seat of the former Spanish Viceroys and continue along May Avenue, of strong Spanish influence, until we get to Congress Square facing the National Parliament. Then we drive along Callao Street until the intersection with Corrientes Avenue, the never-sleeping avenue, up to the most emblematic symbol of Buenos Aires, the Obelisk, passing by one of the widest avenues in the world, namely, 9 of July Boulevard as well as the famous Colon Opera House. Our next target is the new Puerto Madero neighborhood and the most fashionable district of the city: Recoleta, with a scent of French charm and the spacious and oxygenating Palermo Parks for a relaxing stroll. We'll also visit its artistic cemetery, where Evita Peron´s tomb is, among others of the former prominent local characters. Return to the city center. The rest of the day is at leisure to continue your discovery of Buenos Aires. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Buenos Aires
Enjoy a buffet breakfast the hotel and cash in on your choice for today as several options are offered or just spend the day on your own to visit the parts of the city that interest you more, to go shopping or just stroll and take in the city.
These are some of the options you may choose:
 Full day Gaucho Party
This is your opportunity to experience the life of an Argentinean cowboy, the “gaucho”, and be exposed to the cattle culture in a real ranch. During the day you may ride excellent Argentinean horses or take a tractor ride if you’re not so adventurous. Learn gaucho tricks with ropes and wrangling while enjoying a magnificent “parrillada” or traditional Argentinean barbecue. Then relax listening to typical music such as the world famous tango and try your footing with local people. Return to Buenos Aires.
 Full day Pope Francis tour
Follow the educational and religious path made by Jorge Bergoglio before he became Pope Francis! On this 3-hour tour in Buenos Aires, birthplace of the current pope, you’ll visit all of the formative places that shaped his character, from schools to churches — and even a sports club. This tour is for participants of any age who want to know more about the background of this historical world religious leader. Lunch is not included but you will be given time to eat at any of the many restaurants, pizzerias, etc.
 Half-day Jewish Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires is home to the third largest Jewish community in the world and, as such, as marked the city in several ways including its culture. In this tour you will visit several places of interest like AMIA (Argentine Israelite Mutual Association), Shoa’s Museum, Paso or Libertad synagogue and Hebraic Society. During the tour the Jewish guide will provide as much information as possible about the Buenos Aires community.
Because of restrictions and authorizations needed to access these sites you must book at least 2 months in advance or your may take the tour without entering any of the institutions.
After the day’s activities return to the hotel for overnight.
Day 4: Buenos Aires, Tigre, Delta, Mendoza
Enjoy a buffet breakfast at the hotel you will embark on this morning’s Tigre and Delta tour traveling along the banks of Rio Plata to arrive at the sophisticated residential neighborhood of San Isidro, one of the most beautiful in the city suburbs. Visit the well preserved Old Quarter and the Cathedral, in Neo-gothic style, surrounded by old mansions that once belonged to the wealthy families of Buenos Aires. Then comes a viewpoint at Paseo de los 3 Ombues and Mariquita Sanchez de Thomsom House-Museum dating from the colonial times. After San Isidro continue the drive to Tigre city for a sail along the Parana River delta. The delta has thousands of small islands and rivers, surrounded by thick vegetation inhabited by local fauna. In the city you will see restaurants, cafes and rowing clubs attesting to its traditional activities. Note an interesting French palace, home to the Tigre Club and converted into Tigre’s Museum of Fine Arts. Return to Buenos Aires and get read for your transfer to the airport for your domestic flight to Mendoza where you will be received by our representatives and transferred to your hotel for overnight. [B]
Day 5: Mendoza
After an early breakfast at your hotel you will be met by the oenologist who will accompany you throughout today’s wine tour. Your will depart to Mendoza’s agricultural oasis and visit two prestigious wineries. You will visit its facilities and be able to participate in a guided wine tasting, during which you will begin to familiarize yourself with the local wines, and its fabrication process. Our guide will explain the technique of wine tasting, best wine production techniques, the importance of the cork in the bottle and the correct way to handle a glass in order to taste wine. At noon, you’ll enjoy an unforgettable gastronomic experience. As the sun sets behind The Andes Mountains, we will return to the hotel. [B/L]
Note: Visits to wineries and lunch venue, are subject to change, always maintaining the highest quality service.
Day 6: Mendoza, Buenos Aires, USA
After breakfast at the hotel you’ll be transferred to Mendoza Airport to board your flight to Buenos Aires, where you will connect with the international flight back to the USA. [B]
[B] = Lunch | [D] = Dinner | [B/L] = Lunch and dinner