Best of Buenos Aires
Day 1: Buenos Aires Tango Show
Arrival to Buenos Aires and airport meet and greet and transfer to your hotel. Day at leisure to explore the city.
At night, you will enjoy a welcome dinner at a traditional restaurant in the city: Café de los Angelitos . This place is one of the best examples of an ¨arrabal¨ corner, now turned into a restaurant where you can enjoy and understand the true essence of tango, not only as a musical style, but also as a social phenomenon. Only one word describes this show, stunning!
Day 2: Sightseeing around Recoleta
Pick up at the hotel in the morning to enjoy one of the nicest walks in Buenos Aires led by a historian that will show you around our selection of buildings and monuments to get a real insight of the different moments that shaped our history. We consider Libertador Avenue to be the perfect nucleus to discover and enjoy the incredible stylistic diversity of the buildings and monuments in Buenos Aires. From the Recoleta Cultural Centre, to the Errázuriz Palace, the traveller will be delighted with the blend of parks, palaces, groundbreaking examples of architecture of the seventies, and monuments to emblematic personalities of our country. This is a walk to enjoy the charm and diversity of styles in Buenos Aires. Our suggestion for lunch will surprise you with even more styles and an exotic twist.
Then, we set off for a trip to the Argentine Belle Epoque, to enjoy how rich and multiple the French style was in the architecture of the 30´s in Buenos Aires. From the last decade of the 19th Century, the French style became the favourite of the high classes in Buenos Aires, matching the up rise of the Ecole de Beux Arts. It was the golden times for this country. From the Anchorena Palace, to the Estrougamou, and from there to Alvear Avenue, the beholder can appreciate the wealth of a country that in the thirties was one of the most competitive nations in the world. The walk proceeds towards the Recoleta Cemetery, nicknamed ¨the city of angels¨ a few years ago. This is the place where we put together the puzzle of our national history with you, since in it are buried the most prominent personalities in the country. Today Recoleta is still one of the most elegant neighbourhoods in town. After this insight of the most distinguished Avenues, palaces and parks, we suggest ending the experience with an exquisite tea in a Parisian corner.
Day 3: Sightseeing around La Boca & Boat Trip
We take you to visit the real inside of La Boca, one of the most emblematic neighbourhoods in Buenos Aires. La Boca is the area of the immigration, tango, soccer, and it is also the neighbourhood of the great artist Benito Quinquela Martín, whose museum we encourage you to visit very much, since he was one of the most beloved personalities there. La Boca is the neighborhood where the Boca Juniors soccer team was born, and Boca is one of two most popular teams in the country. The stadium can be visited, known by the nickname of La Bombonera. Inside the Stadium you will find the Museum of the passion for Boca, the key to understand this national sports infatuation. Walking Caminito , a short street that renews itself every weekend, the traveller will be in contact with the local artists. That is also the place where, if lucky, he will be able to see the best and most authentic street tango. La Boca is an extremely colourful place, full of history and tastes.
In the afternoon, we will spend a great time visiting a new world of nature just 45 minutes from Buenos Aires. The tour starts at the private dock of San Fernando. You'll take a picturesque boat ride along the Rio de la Plata and visit the extraordinary ecological area of the Parana River delta.
Day 4: La Candelaria Farm - Country Day
Be ready to enjoy a trip to La Candelaria Farm, located 70 miles from downtown Buenos Aires, on the Pampas Buenos Aires' province. Its magnificent 100-hectare-garden-park, designed by the remarkable landscape architect Charles Thais, holds 240 species of ancient trees. Majestic casuarinas, araucarias, pines, eucalyptus and plane trees flourish amidst the beautiful sculptures that this authentic jewel of our past offers. It was designed recreating the castle and gardens of Loire in France.
The main house is a splendid French-style castle, designed by the prominent architect, Alberto Febre. Rich in history, it has been visited by VIP people from our country and abroad. In one of the most distinguished ranches in Argentina, you may enjoy the traditional Fiesta Gaucha, folk dances, the typical Argentinean barbecue, horse ridings and sulkies. Stroll through the extensive park, enjoying its splendid foliage and century-old arboreal, visit its picturesque chapel, explore its groves marked by numerous paths, or participate in a variety of sports, such as soccer in a field with movable goal posts, designed for various-sized teams to play.
Day 5: To home
Check OUT from the hotel and transfer to the international airport. Ask about optionaladd-on trips to the thundering majesty of Iguazú Falls, wine tasting in the foothills of the Andes in Mendoza, Salta & Chile, and outdoor activities in the pristine natural beauty of Patagonia . Extra days must be arranged in advance. End of our services.
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