The Paris of South America
Buenos Aires and Other Destinations in Argentina
All Year (Seasons are opposite ours)
Tours in Argentina start in Buenos Aires (BA) a city of just under 13 million in greater BA. The city is called the Paris of South America from its architecture and ambiance. Unlike almost all other cities in South America Buenos Aires has the cosmopolitan feel of a grand European city. There are lots of fun places to explore, stopping at one of the many outside cafes, resting up from all that leather shopping. We have the guides that know the city. Exploring on your own is a little more tricky, but certainly doable, and a knowledge of the Spanish language is helpful. Seeing a Tango show is a must!
Buenos Aires the old, The Pink House the Presidents residence
Buenos Aires the new Porto Madero
After Buenos Aires you can continue on in country to the many other destinations based on interest and time.
Iguazu Falls is the second largest water fall in the world, and certainly worth a couple of days in your Argentine tour itinerary. Its beauty is spectacular, either from the walkways above or from a boat on the river below.
The Mendoza wine region in Argentina shouldn’t be missed. Not only because it’s at the base of the Andes and the wines are wonderful but it’s because of the food. Our guides will take you to the great wineries, but will escort you to a couple of two & half hour 5 course lunch experiences that will have you talking about them long after you have returned home. If there is space we will overnight you in a guesthouse that started with an unlimited construction and decorating budget and exceeded even that!
The glaciers of El Calafate are another very worthy excursion if time permits or upon your return visit. (Oh you will want to return) We will have you stay in a delightful hotel overlooking the largest lake in Argentina. The primary glacier is Perito Moreno, one of 13 in the area. Plan a minimum of two nights here.
Patagonia Argentina is a huge area and to do it all could take an entire vacation, so concentrate on a couple of areas. Bariloche is the main city, and the primary ski destination. It’s situated on a beautiful glacial lake and boasts one of the best hotels on the entire Continent. But my favorite place in Patagonia is Tipiliuke; I love the horseback riding and skiing in season, and of course I fish. If you are a golfer Jack Nicolson just finished a superb championship golf course there.
Be for warned that air travel inside the country all goes through Buenos Aires. This can make getting from one great spot to the next somewhat time consuming. But that’s the only down side of this delightful country.