Argentina: Buenos Aires

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Argentina

Buenos Aires

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Discover a land of gaucho traditions, where tango music underscores an alluring Latin American country with European roots. Wander among the vintage homes of La Boca, Buenos Aires’ colorful neighborhood. The cobblestone streets of San Telmo wind through the very birthplace of tango. At an authentic estancia or ranch, you are invited to take part in Argentina’s flavorful cuisine with a meal of fresh-cooked empanadas followed by a gaucho demonstration, and an optional horseback ride through the surrounding pampas. The new and old blend harmoniously every step of the way.

 

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3 days, 2 nights Trip Includes 

Trip Includes

  • Two breakfasts, one lunch (day 2), and two dinners (days 1 and 2)
  • Accommodations at a luxury hotel
  • Half-day walking tour of Buenos Aires with an expert bilingual guide
  • Tango Show at El Viejo Almacén (with dinner and local wine)
  • Full-day estancia excursion with walking or horseback riding options
  • Transportation from the meeting point to the departure point
  • Basic travel insurance coverage
  • 24-hour emergency service
  • The unbeatable and cumulative experience of the CW staff
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*Surcharges may apply for New Year’s, Christmas, or other national holidays

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Day 1

Buenos Aires

Arrival in Buenos Aires and guided city walking tour; 4-5 hours, easy

You are met at the Buenos Aires airport this morning upon arrival of your international flight and transferred to your hotel for a morning of rest. This afternoon (2:00 p.m.), you meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel, for a short orientation followed by a city tour. Your hotel is located in the very heart of Buenos Aires’ most elegant neighborhood. Just steps away from the Pilar Church, the Recoleta Cemetery, art galleries, and hundreds of lively restaurants and bars, the hotel is ideally situated to take advantage of the city’s varied attractions and nightlife. Buenos Aires is undoubtedly the Latin American city that most resembles the cosmopolitan and aristocratic atmosphere of European capitals. Beyond this Buenos Aires, however, lies another one: the small, colored houses of La Boca and the tango that you see, live, and feel in the streets of San Telmo. This mixture, both modern and historical, makes Buenos Aires an irresistible metropolis.

The city walking tour includes the Avenida de Julio—arguably the widest avenue in the world; the Plaza de Mayo, home to the presidential building; and the Casa Rosada or Pink House, where the mothers of Plaza de Mayo have famously marched for years in protest over the disappearance of their children during the military dictatorship. You explore the bohemian district of San Telmo and the old port of La Boca—where you’ll see La Bombonera, one of Argentina’s most famous soccer stadiums and home of Boca, one of the most revered soccer teams in the country. Exploring the city’s highlights through a cultural perspective culminates with a visit to the famous Recoleta Cemetery, where you discover the “streets” of ornate mausoleums.

You celebrate your arrival in Buenos Aires with dinner and drinks at an exclusive tango venue, El Viejo Almacén. It has been said that only in Buenos Aires could the tango be born. Only in this haunting city of immigrants could music of such emotional depth spring forth and take hold of a population

Loi Suites Recoleta

Buenos Aires, Argentina

A deluxe hotel ideally situated in the upscale neighborhood of Recoleta, within walking distance of many fine shops, galleries, museums, restaurants, and the Recoleta Cemetery. Amenities include a pool, gym, and business center.

Day 2

Buenos Aires

San Antonio de Areco; full day at an estancia (ranch) with short walking or horseback riding options, easy to moderate

You begin the day with a 1½-hour drive to the traditional gaucho town of San Antonio de Areco for un dia de campo, or “a day in the country.” San Antonio de Areco is located in the pampas (fertile grasslands) surrounding Buenos Aires. En route, your guide recounts the fascinating history and traditions of the gaucho (loosely translated as “cowboy”) before stopping for a visit to the gaucho museum. You absorb the local life as you walk through the park and small town—famous for its silver, rope, and leather workshops. You may catch a glimpse of the skilled artists at work and stop in for a cortado (espresso cut with a dash of hot milk) at the old general store.

You continue on to a private estancia, or ranch. Dating back to the 1800s, many ranches in this area were used as post-houses or wayside inns on the Camino Real, the Royal Road from Buenos Aires to the north of the country. You are welcomed with freshly made empanadas and refreshment as you watch a gaucho demonstration. For lunch you savor a typical Argentine asado (barbecue of fine beef), and sip wines under a canopy of ancient trees on the lush lawn of the estancia. Following a leisurely meal, you have the option of a short but scenic walk through the surrounding pampas on foot, or you can saddle up a well-tempered criollo horse and explore the area in true gaucho style, or you may remain at the ranch to simply relax and absorb the wide-open views of the pampas. Dinner, later this evening after returning to Buenos Aires, is at a restaurant within walking distance of your hotel.

Loi Suites Recoleta

Buenos Aires, Argentina

A deluxe hotel ideally situated in the upscale neighborhood of Recoleta, within walking distance of many fine shops, galleries, museums, restaurants, and the Recoleta Cemetery. Amenities include a pool, gym, and business center.

Day 3

Buenos Aires

Departure from Buenos Aires

Today you bid Buenos Aires farewell as you make connections for your flight home or your next destination. A complimentary transfer to the domestic airport is provided for guests joining CW’s Argentina: Mendoza & Patagonia Guided Walking Adventure. Upon arrival in Mendoza, a transfer is provided to Lares des Chacras—the meeting point for our guided walking tour.  

Itinerary Disclaimer

Bear in mind that this is a typical itinerary, and the actual activities, sites, and accommodations may vary due to season, special events, weather, or transportation schedules. We reserve the right to alter the itinerary since tour arrangements are made up to a year in advance, and unforeseen circumstances that mandate change may arise. Itinerary changes are made to improve the tour and your experience. If you are currently booked on a CW adventure, an itinerary has been sent to you for your exact departure date. Please call CW at 800.464.9255 if you have any questions about the exact itinerary or hotels selected for any of our tours.

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