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Welcome to Argentina
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Argentina is the second largest country in South America, and the eighth largest country in the world, occupying 1,078,000 sq. miles. That is almost seven times the size of California, and one should be mindful of this fact when planning a trip around Argentina. Buenos Aires is the capital and the largest city. Known as the “Paris of South America," it is an extremely cosmopolitan city, with wide avenues and “Belle Epoch” architecture, deliberately emulting Paris.

Considered one of the greatest natural wonders of the world, magnificent Iguassu Falls to the north shares the frontier with Brazil and Paraguay. To the west is the city of Mendoza, the heart of the Argentine Wine Country.

The great pampas of the central plains extend all the way to the southern tip of South America. Bounded by the Atlantic on the east, and the massive glaciers and rugged peaks of the Andes on the west, the southern-most latitudes of the Patagonia rival the Rockies and Alaska for scenery. The city of Bariloche (San Carlos de Bariloche), on the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi, is the gateway to the Chilean Lakes Region.

Further to the south, nestled at the feet of the Andes, is Lake Argentina and the Perito Moreno Glacier. Valdes Peninsula and Punta Tombo, on the Atlantic Coast, have huge breeding colonies of Magellan Penguins, sea lions, sea elephants, sea birds, right and killer whales. Off the southern tip of South America, where the Andes meet the Beagle Channel, lies the island of Tierra del Fuego and the city of Ushuaia.

Buenos Aires

Located on the Plate River Delta (Rio de la Plata) in the heart of the Argentine pampas, equivalent to the North American central plains, the city is steeped in the folklore of the gaucho and the tango. The Recoleta District is home to world class hotels and is the most chic neighborhood, while the Florida District offers some of the best shopping, and is also home to many of the city’s fine hotels. The colonial neighborhood of San Telmo has fine dining establishments and tango clubs, and on Sundays hosts an open-air antique flea market. The intriguing riverport district "La Boca" claims to be the birthplace of the tango. Finally, the city is blessed with a large central park called Palermo, and the Palermo District, while short on hotels, is the up-and-coming neighborhood for trendy shops and eateries, especially Palermo Viejo (Soho) and Palermo Hollywood. On the opposite, eastern shore of the Plate River Delta and a one-hour catamaran ride, is Uruguay, and the quaint town of Colonia del Sacramento. So much to see and so little time!

Hotel Selection
Call 1-800-326-5025 for Rates
Florida District
Bisonte Palace
Aspen Towers
Americas Towers - ALL YEAR
Sheraton Hotel
Sheraton Park Towers
Recoleta District
Loi Suites
Park Plaza Unique
Melia Plaza Boutique
Park Hyatt Palacio Duhau
Park Hyatt Palacio Duhau
Alvear Palace
Palermo Viejo (Soho)
1555 Malabia House
San Telmo
Mansion Dandi Royal

Suggested Optional Buenos Aires Day Tours
Attending a tango show in Buenos Aires is almost mandatory!
Full-Day Motorcoach Gaucho Festival Tour with BBQ Lunch Sun, Wed & Fri only
Call 1-800-326-5025
for more information
Full-Day Catamaran Tour to Colonia, Uruguay with Lunch
Evening Motorcoach Tour to Tango Show (El Viejo Almacen)
Evening Motorcoach Tour to Tango Show (Sabor a Tango)
Evening Motorcoach Tour to Tango Show (Carlos Gardel)
Evening Motorcoach Tour to Tango Show (Rojo Tango)
Evening Motorcoach Tour to Tango Show with Dinner (Sabor a Tango)
Evening Motorcoach Tour to Tango Show with Dinner (El Viejo Almacen)
Evening Motorcoach Tour to Tango Show with Dinner (Carlos Gardel)
Tango Dancers
Evening Motorcoach Tour to Tango Show with Dinner (Rojo Tango)