Argentina Family Journey

DAY 01: BUENOS AIRES
Arrival to Buenos Aires International Airport. Private transfer to Hotel.
Pick up from Hotel in the evening for your first approach to this Glamorous City.
Evening 8 Steps Tasting Menu Dinner at Exquisite Pura Tierra Restaurant.
“The expression of the seasonal products, the market, local and regional, Argentinean flavors, and aboriginal influences, interpreted by our own cuisine style” Martín Molteni – Chef
Overnight in Buenos Aires.

DAY 02: BUENOS AIRES
Breakfast at Hotel followed by visit to the City.
Today our tour will begin at Plaza de Mayo, it is the oldest square in Buenos Aires. It is surrounded by historical and governmental buildings, such as the Cabildo, the Casa Rosada with its balcony frequently used by Eva Peron for her speeches, the Palace of the Government of Buenos Aires, banks, and ministries.
Tortoni Cafe: the early 20th century ambiance of the venue is directly unbeatable. It is Argentina’s oldest and most famous café. Within Café Tortoni’s heavy-set oak-paneled walls, at its green marble tables, have sat some of Latin America’s most celebrated intellectuals, artists and politicians alike.
Crossing Av. 9 de Julio, is the Castelar Hotel, Federico García Lorca stayed here in room number 704, from October 1933 – March 1934. Very close is Teatro Avenida: This Theater was where Lorca put on his play Bodas de Sangre (Blood Wedding), during his 6 month stay in Buenos Aires. Next we will find Palacio Barolo: built by Italians Luigi Barolo & Mario Palanti in honor to the father of their language, Dante Alighieri, it plays tribute to his epic poem ‘The Divine Comedy’. Its three sections represent the three books of the poem; Hell, Purgatory & Paradise. Its 100m height represents the 100 verses, and 22 floors for the number of stanzas in each verse. Teatro Liceo is the oldest theater in Buenos Aires, founded in 1872. It also happens to be the stage where a struggling young 1940s actress called Eva Duarte performed on her way to a moderately successful stage, film and radio acting career. The small fame she achieved gave her the opportunity to meet politician Juan Peron, the pair quickly married in 1945,and the newly-named Evita Peron soon became one of the most famous first ladies ever.
After some time for pictures at the Plaza del Congreso and the Congress Building we will take you to Palermo, Jorge Luis Borges neighborhood.
On the way we will pass through Abasto neighborhood home of tango singer Carlos Gardel. Upon arrival to Palermo we will have Lunch at a local restaurant there.
A hundred years after Borges first lived here this area known as Palermo Viejo (or “old” Palermo) has become a hip neighborhood full of youth and espresso. It is an area that Borges referred to as “the mythic foundation of Buenos Aires”.
After lunch we will invite you on a special ride in a Mateo, just in front of the Zoo. The mateo, a four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage with a folding top, is special to go sightseeing around Palermo. After this we will take you to Libertador Avenue where among other wonderful things you will observe a metal beauty called Floralis Generica, standing proudly in a water basin the sculpture created by Argentine architect Eduardo Catalano is made of tons of stainless steel and aluminum. A nifty mechanism opens the six pedals of this huge flower in the morning and closes them at night. This flower represents all the flowers of the world. Very eye catching!
We will pass through Alvear Avenue in La Recoleta neighborhood to end our day at El Ateneo Bookstore, the bookstore to end all bookstores, at least in South America, is the majestic and stunning El Ateneo on Avenida Santa Fe in Buenos Aires. Where else can you sit in a theater box and leisurely read a volume of Neruda, or have a coffee where Carlos Gardel once performed?
Overnight in Buenos Aires

DAY 03: BUENOS AIRES
Breakfast at Hotel
After breakfast your guide will pick you at the lobby of your Hotel to enjoy a full day Northern Districts Visit.
After arriving to Tigre Port, you will take a boat for one hour of navigation through the Delta. Our delta is the third in the world as regards size, following the famous Nile River Delta (in Africa) and the Amazonas River Delta (in the North of Latin America).
Lunch today will be enjoyed at Villa Ocampo, in San Isidro, after lunch we will visit the place.
San Isidro, is a suburb of Greater Buenos Aires, one of the wealthiest regions of Argentina.
Villa Ocampo is the house of Victoria Ocampo (1890 1979), one of Latin American’s greatest cultural figures, founder and director of Sur magazine. The house is famous for its list of distinguished visitors who came to Argentina invited by Victoria: Rabindranath Tagore, Igor Stravinsky, Le Corbusier, Albert Camus, Graham Greene, Federico Garcia Lorca, Andre Malraux, Jose Ortega y Gasset, Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Saint-John Perse (Alexis Leger) among many others. The house is surrounded by an 11,000 m historical garden and hosts an important collection of art, furnishings and a library of 12,000 books, photographs, letters and personal papers of Victoria Ocampo. The house has been owned by UNESCO since 1973.
Overnight in Buenos Aires

DAY 04: BUENOS AIRES
Breakfast at Hotel
Today we will head off for a day in San Antonio de Areco.
San Antonio de Areco is a small village founded on 1730, after a short City Tour we will take you to the Ricardo Guiraldes Museum.
“Don Segundo Sombra” is the name of one of the most famous novels written by Ricardo Güiraldes. The story of this novel is so universal and at the same time, it is so localized in these places of the grassland and its landscapes, becoming a classic of the Spanish literature, translated into thirty languages and dialects. Without being mentioned in the novel, San Antonio de Areco is part of the Ricardo Güiraldes’ story. The Puente Viejo (Old Bridge), and the Pulpería (a famous 19th century traditional bar where men gathered for cards and a little gambling) “La Blanqueada” are an example of it.
This visit will be followed by a delicious Asado Criollo (barbecue) served with fine Argentine wines, at a ranch; guests are welcome to observe and take part in the various stock-rearing activities as they happen on the ranch: milking, driving cattle to harness, vaccination, ear-tagging, de-horning, branding, etc.
Before returning to Buenos Aires we will stop at the Workshop and Museum of Draghi´s silverware, where you may observe the process of making a genuine piece of silverwork. San Antonio is famed for its silversmiths.
Overnight in Buenos Aires

DAY 05: BUENOS AIRES
After Breakfast at Hotel your guide will take you to La Boca.
Around 6 million foreign immigrants poured into Argentina between the years 1880 and 1930, and Buenos Aires quickly turned from a small town into a huge city. About 50% of these people were Italian, and many of those were from the port town of Genoa, Italy. The majority of these Italian immigrants started to work in the port, just as they had done in Genoa. The Genoese proudly brought their unique identity to La Boca, and one of their old traditions was to paint the outside of their homes with the leftover paint from the shipyard – as nothing else was available or could be afforded, colorful houses can still be appreciated here.
Museum of Decorative Arts Quinquela Martín
La Boca’s Fine Arts Museum continues with the aim set by its founder, painter Benito Quinquela Martín, at the time of its creation: that it should be a space to spread Argentinean art and culture. He is probably the best-known and essentially the most-loved Argentinean painter. He founded a school, a theater, a milk clinic and a children’s dental hospital. He created Caminito where there used to be an abandoned railway. Quinquela Martín’s vibrant port scenes put La Boca on the map. A visit to this museum may turn out to be fascinating both for those who love Quinquela and for those who have not loved him yet.
Caminito Street, what Quinquela Martin did was to rescue bits and pieces of the original immigrant conventillos that were being torn down and replaced, and used them to create a concentrated conventillo community around this small street, in what is essentially an uninhabited open-air art and history exhibit, and officially the world’s first outdoor pedestrian museum. The name Caminito was in fact first famous for a very popular 1926 Tango, by a famous La Boca musician and resident, Juan de Dios Filiberto. As the conventillos of La Boca were perhaps the true home of Tango, and the Caminito street was to be a representation of this, artist Benito Quinquela Martin felt it highly appropriate to name the street after a tango, and even better, one by a famous local resident.
Next we will board our vehicle and head off to San Telmo, now is time for Lunch at a local restaurant.
San Telmo is one of the most typical districts; it was inhabited by aristocratic families until the yellow fever epidemic in 1871. Being placed near the first port of Buenos Aries, San Telmo was invaded by the XIX century immigration and the characteristic of the streets began to change. The great mansions, which belonged to the high class, turned into the so called “conventillos” where great number of families lived all together.
After lunch we will take you to the Zanjon de Granados, this complex is one of the most inspiring architectural experiences in Buenos Aires. A 175-year-old mansion that leads to a series of underground tunnels that go back to the city’s early settlements. After years of careful excavation, this treasure became available for all to see.
Our day will end at Dorrego Square: It was declared a National Historic place because people gathered there to reconfirm Independence in Buenos Aires on July 9th, 1816, which had taken place in Tucumán. On Sundays and on holidays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. jewels, clothes, shoes, toys and a variety of old objects are exhibited at the antiques market place. Many street artists, such as tango dancers, singers, mimes, painters, and photographers meet there. Return to Hotel.
Overnight in Buenos Aires

DAY 06: BUENOS AIRES / IGUASSU
Breakfast at Hotel
Transfer from Hotel to Airport after breakfast for flight to Iguassu
Arrival at Iguassu Airport and Private Transfer to Hotel
Iguassu Falls are located at the border with Brazil and Argentina. The Iguazú Falls are the highlight of the Argentine/Brazilian rainforest. The falls are the widest and most imposing water falls on Earth. Their name in the native tongue, guaraní, means Big Waters and this is, undoubtedly, the perfect name for them.
Excursion to Argentinean Falls Today you will enjoy a panoramic view of the Falls during a walking tour through the passages that connect the different observation points for a panoramic view of the falls framed by a myriad of rainbows.You will visit the Garganta del Diablo, meaning the ‘Devil’s Throat’. As a result of the many falls and the inevitable curtain of mist, there are often numerous rainbows. Walk along the Upper and Lower Catwalks that allow a close look at the falls and ride an open train departing from the Visitor Center to make the journey up to ‘Garganta Station’ to watch, after a 1,200 meter walk up to the Devil’s Throat balcony, one of the greatest shows on earth. Return by train to the Visitor Center.
Nautical Adventure Continue on to the Iguassu River where we board twin-engine inflatable. We cruise up into the canyon, shoot several rapids, and arrive to the very base of the majestic waterfalls. As the experienced pilot maneuvers in the midst of the falls themselves, the passenger will have a completely different view and experience a never to be forgotten thrill.
Dinner at local restaurant followed by Plaza Foz Show (Tuesday to Sunday).
A musical cauldron mixed with ingredients of the Brazilian, Argentinean and Paraguayan cultures and served in a snug area of Foz do Iguassu. The show combines the principle dances of the three countries.
Overnight in Iguassu.

DAY 07: IGUASSU
Breakfast at Hotel
Excursion to Brazilian  Falls
This morning tour by bus from the Visitor Centre to the Brazilian Falls. Macuco is the first bus stop: a short trail that runs across the rainforest into a 25 mts waterfall: the Macuco Fall. After Macuco the bus goes 1 km stopping at diverse observation posts that offer sights of the Falls.
Iguassu falls are the greatest waterfalls in the world, situated on the borders of Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay in South America. The falls consist of 275 cascades spread nearly 2 miles including the famous ‘Devil’s Throat’.
This Afternoon Enjoy Iguazú Forest Experience
The excursion to Iguazú Forest is a special program developed for the discovery of ecotourism and adventure tourism, where the activities offer the visitor first hand contact with nature.
The excursion takes 4 hours, includes bilingual in english guide and the activities developed are: light trekking, rappelling and canopying. The vehicles are adjusted to allow a close up look of the jungle.
The Site is situated 7 km from  Puerto Iguazu City and 15 km from the Iguazu Falls, on the shores of the Parana river, international border between Argentina and Paraguay. 
Overnight in Iguassu.

DAY 08: IGUASSU/EL CALAFATE
Breakfast at Hotel
Transfer to Airport to board flight to Buenos Aires connecting with flight to El Calafate
Arrival to Calafate and transfer to Hotel.
Overnight in Calafate

DAY 09: EL CALAFATE
Breakfast at Hotel
Perito Moreno Glacier Mini Trekking Box Lunch Included.
The tour begins at the Bay Harbor “Bajo de las Sombras”, sited 22 km from The Glaciers National Park entrance and 8 km from the Glacier. There you go on board in order to reach the opposite coast of Peninsula de Magallanes, crossing the Rico Branch of Argentine Lake. The sailing time is about twenty minutes. There, helped by experts, crampons are provided for all group members. Also, the basic technique to use them is explained and a speech about glacier origin, regional flora and fauna is given. From there, you begin to climb towards the glacier slowly, walking for about two hours, stopping occasionally just to take some pictures. It’s a unique opportunity to appreciate in situ the different formations of the glacier (drains, cracks, etc.) and the varied tonalities of the ice that constitute a show by themselves.
Overnight in Calafate

DAY 10: EL CHALTEN
Breakfast at Hotel
Full Day Excursion to El ChaltenTrekking & Navigation
Your first stop will be at La Leona to have a “strong” breakfast snack.
Tour continues to El Chaltén.
Departing from Bahia Tunel you begin a Navigation on Viedma Lake. From the lake there is a unique view of Mt. Fitz Roy and the neighboring peaks.
Trekking is offered after returning to the Port.
Afternoon return to El Calafate.
Overnight in Calafate

DAY 11: EL CALAFATE/PUERTO MADRYN
Breakfast at Hotel
Afternoon transfer to Airport to board flight to Trelew.
Private transfer to your hotel in Puerto Madryn.
Puerto Madryn is the major tourist resort in the Patagonian coast and it is, as well, the entrance gate to the Valdés Peninsula, where one of the most colossal and worldwide admired show is presented: southern right whale watching.
Overnight at Selected Hotel

DAY 12: PUERTO MADRYN
Breakfast at Hotel.
Early breakfast followed by a Full Day Excursion to Peninsula Valdes, one of the most important wildlife reserves in Argentina. It is the breeding ground for sea lions, sea elephants, and Southern Right Whales as well as a sanctuary for many species of marine birds. You will cover approximately 221 miles touring the peninsula.
The excursion includes a visit to Puerto Piramides, a small town surrounded by cliffs resembling pyramids, located on Nuevo Gulf. Here you will take the whale watching excursion by boat (available from May through December).
Imagine the sensation of skimming across the surface of the cool, plankton-rich waters of Gulf Nuevo. The breeze coats your face in a fine mist, when suddenly you hear the unmistakable sound of a whale blowing air as it breaches, and your gaze roams across the blue-green waters until you spot the whale approaching the side of your boat.
Overnight in Puerto Madryn

DAY 13: PUERTO MADRYN
After breakfast, you will spend the day exploring Punta Tombo & Gaiman.
Located 2 hours from Puerto Madryn by car, the drive to Punta Tombo will take you through the arid landscape of the Patagonia Plateau. Along the way it is possible to see guanacos, ostriches, foxes, and of course, Patagonian sheep. Upon reaching the penguin area, you will need to be on the lookout for penguins crossing the road.
Gaiman shows a mixture of culture and history of its own. It is placed at 18 km from Trelew and, at 80 km from Puerto Madryn. It is a small village with less than 10.000 inhabitants who work mainly in farming activities. Gaiman’s main attraction stands on both its high number of typical Welsh buildings and, the historic and cultural events that take place in the village.
You will enjoy a typical welsh tea. The ‘Welsh tea service’ is a combination of local and Celtic customs that will warm the heart and expand the waistline.
After this delicious tea we will go for a visit to one of the many farms of the region, where we will be able to see the establishment and its machineries, know more about the history of the valley, learn of its fruit production, and to appreciate a lot of antique objects. Besides you can buy homemade wines and irresistible sweets!
Overnight in Puerto Madryn

DAY 14: PUERTO MADRYN/BUENOS AIRES
Breakfast at Hotel
Transfer to Airport for flight to Buenos Aires
Arrival at Buenos Aires and transfer to Hotel.
Enjoy some free personal time. Early pick up from Hotel in the evening to see Puerto Madero at night before the Tango Show.
The 170 hectares of Puerto Madero make it the most expensive area in the city as well as the safest. Despite being the least populated neighborhood (no more than 300 inhabitants) and the one with the fewest streets, it’s the one that has received the largest investment in the last years. As a result of the most important urbanization project in the history of the city, in 1993, the lands began to be transformed and the buildings that belonged to the old port, started to be recycled. In this neighborhood there are nearly 40 restaurants, a complex with eight movie theaters, a church, the seat of the Argentine Catholic University (U.C.A) and hundreds of office and apartment buildings.
Farrewell Evening Tango Show & Dinner at Magnificent Tango Porteño
Tango Porteño recovers that spirit crystallized in a unique place.  Magically it recreates the best and most transcendental time ever in the history of tango framed within a luxurious building of those days that used to be a movie theater of the Metro Goldwyn Meyer. Tango Porteño is the image of Buenos Aires, the “City of Tango.”
Overnight in Buenos Aires

DAY 15: BUENOS AIRES
Breakfast at Hotel
Transfer to International Airport to board your flight back home.
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