South America is increasingly popular as a travel destination. Argentina offers diverse landscapes to explore, including rain forests and the Andean mountain range. Its landscape and traditions offer a unique sense of adventure, opportunities and experiences off the beaten track.
Thursday, March 30th: Depart US
Friday, March 31st—Buenos Aires
Arrive Buenos Aires Airport and hit the ground running. We will begin by exploring Buenos Aires’ must-see sights on a panoramic, walking, gastronomy and sightseeing tour including many of her famous such as Plaza de Mayo, Casa Rosada, Teatro Colon, Plaza de Republica, San Telmo and La Boca. After lunch we check into M Gallery Hotel.
Enjoy the rest of the day and evening at leisure.
Saturday, April 1st—Gauchos and Tango
This morning, we leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind. Our first stop is San Antonio de Areco, the prettiest town in the pampas. The town dates from the early 18th century and preserves many traditions of the gaucho and criollo (people of pure Spanish descent born in the New World), especially among its artisans, who produce fine silverwork and saddlery.
Our next stop is to one of the oldest and most beautiful “estancias” or ranches in Argetina, La Bamba de Areco for a magnificent BBQ, a performance by the magical “horse whisperer” and pure relaxation.
Buenos Aires is o en called the “Paris of South America,” for its soaring architecture and rich European heritage. But the city and its people, known as porteños, are a study in contrasts: European sensibilties and Latin American passion; wide boulevards and cobblestone alleys and, of course, steamy tango.
We return to the hotel late afternoon to prepare for a memorable evening as we experience the passion of the Argentina Tango. Travel back in me to the tango grandeur of the early 1900’s with live music, dancers, singers and even gauchos! Dinner is included. Overnight M Gallery Hotel
Tango began in Buenos Aires in the late 19th century. The dance started in the lower-class districts taking place in the periphery of the city, bars, cafes and courtyards. Then tango took the next step into more established Dancing Houses and later inside middle and high class Argetinian homes eventually becoming synonymous with the City itself.
Sunday, April 2nd
Monday, April 3rd
Today is a full-day at Iguazu Falls as we explore the three tiers of the park to see the Falls from different vantages. We end our visit with the extra thrills of a boat ride under the Falls! Dinner and overnight at Grand Iguazu
Tuesday, April 4th
Next stop Patagonia! This morning we fly to Bariloche and check into the beautiful Llao Llao Resort and Spa. Enjoy a plethora of outdoor activities including golf, hiking, mountain biking and kayaking or just relax and enjoy the view or the spa. Dinner and overnight at Llao Llao Resort and Spa.
Voted as one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World, Iguazu Falls is undoubtedly one of the most imposing natural attractions in Argentina and the World.
Wednesday, April 5th
Morning Continuing Education Lecture
In the afternoon enjoy more of the beautiful resort and surroundings.
Dinner and overnight at Llao Llao Resort and Spa
Bariloche is located in Upper Patagonia in the Andean Lake District with one of the most breathtaking views in Argentina. It is often referred to as the “American Switzerland”.
Thursday, April 6th
Today we fly to “End of the World”. After we arrive and check into Arakur Resort and Spa situated high above the city. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure to explore Ushuaia, take a hike, relax at the spa or even take a helicopter to the top of the mountain. Dinner and overnight at Arakur Resort and Spa
Friday, April 7th
Today is a day for adventure as we head out in 4X4’s for an exhilarating off-road ride in Tierra Del Fuego National Park. Dinner and overnight at Arakur Resort and Spa
Saturday, April 8th
This morning we cruise the Beagle Channel which is named for Charles Darwin’s boat and runs through the Tiera del Fuego Archipelago. It is home to beautiful scenery and many small islands which are perfect resting spots for wildlife such as sea lions and cormorant birds. Late afternoon we fly back to Buenos Aires.
Located in Lower Patagonia, Ushuaia is the southern most city in the world and lies along the shores of the Beagle Channel and at the edge of Tierra del Fuego National Park. With beautiful views of Chile in the distance it is also the stepping stone to Antarctica.
This evening prepare yourself for the taste of an authentic Argentine cuisine with an estancia-style asado barbecue in the courtyard of the very chic Faena Hotel located in El Mercado. Overnight at Faena Hotel
Sunday, April 9th : Fly Home
Argentina's magnificent landscapes create memorable backdrops for amazing experiences. Urban adventures await in Buenos Aires, with its thriving foodie scene, chic shopping districts, and vibrant nightlife.
Wine lovers can sample world-class Malbecs at Mendoza's high-altitude vineyards with Andes Mountain views; adventure seekers revel in the colorful canyons of the Northwest; and nature lovers marvel at the thundering torrents of Iguazú Falls.
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