In Buenos Aires you’ll have plenty of opportunities to watch master classes in the art of the tango, as well as sample Argentina’s other famous products; sumptuous steak and world class wine.
Buenos Aires is a sophisticated city with its focus on style, fashion and art, but beyond its boundaries lie other wonders. The Iguazu Falls are spectacular in the extreme, whilst trekking or horse riding in the Nahuel National Park or exploring vast glaciers at Calafate are experiences you’ll remember for life.
Fly overnight to Buenos Aires, arriving early in the morning.
Your hotel is in the smart Recoleta district so you’ll have the perfect opportunity to browse around Buenos Aires’ sophisticated shops, restaurants and galleries. The city has the atmosphere of Paris, but with a purely South American flavour, exemplified by world class steaks and very lively performances of the famous tango. A city tour will take you through La Boca, San Telmo and Plaza de San Martin; prominent sights include Eva Peron’s grave in Recoleta Cemetery and the magnificent Teatro Colon.
Stay: Two nights in a superior room in the Sofitel Buenos Aires.
Fly to El Calafate and you can visit the mighty Perito Moreno Glacier in the heart of Argentine Patagonia. You’ll also be able to take a safari through Los Glaciares National Park and explore the Patagonian Icecap, an area of immense glaciers topping the Andean Mountains. Trekking expeditions, horse riding, mountain biking, fishing and folk music shows can all be arranged from your hotel.
Stay: Two nights in a standard room at Nibepo Aike.
San Carlos de Bariloche
A short flight takes you to Bariloche – an attractive destination in the Argentine Lake District. Your hotel features a collection of over 320 artworks and sculptures, and is surrounded by nature’s masterpieces. You’re in the Nahuel National Park here, the ideal place to go trekking, horse riding, mountain biking, fishing, sailing, paragliding and skiing in season. You’ll also notice a distinct ‘continental’ flavour in the Swiss-style chalets, chocolate shops and fondue restaurants.
Stay: Three nights in a Nahuel balcony room in the El Casco B Art Hotel.
Now it’s time to sample some of Argentina’s finest vintages. You fly to Mendoza in the country’s wine region, to stay at a prestigious vineyard. Besides wine tasting you’ll browse through the city’s museums – including, of course, the National Wine Museum – as well as sampling rafting, mountain climbing, hiking and horse riding, plus skiing in season.
Stay: Two nights in a classic room in the Entre Cielos Wine Hotel.
A short flight takes you to the world famous Iguazu Falls, where you’ll be met and taken to the only hotel offering views of the falls from your room. A special half day tour will also show you the falls from the Brazilian perspective, and you’ll be able to visit the surrounding rainforest, Devil’s Throat and San Martin Island. A zodiac boat will take you beneath the falls whilst an optional helicopter tour will give you an unforgettable opportunity to view, and photograph, the falls from above.
Stay: Two nights in a superior, falls view room in the Hotel Sheraton.
On your second visit to Argentina’s stylish capital you’ll be staying at the heart of the city’s food and fashion quarter. You’ll have time to browse the chic shops, sample the excellent restaurants nearby and see a final tango performance.
Stay: One night in a superior room in the Legado Mitico Hotel.
Buenos Aires – Home
You’ll be taken to Buenos Aires Airport for your flight back home.