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'Just a week in Buenos Aires'

What makes this trip special?

Paris of the Americas

Paris of the Americas

Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is a truly cosmopolitan city with influences from all over the world. Grand Avenues and 19th century architecture earn Buenos Aires the nickname of the 'Paris of the Americas', but its own identity is just as apparent in each barrio you visit. Buenos Aires' most famous export is the world renowned Tango, and visits to the traditional venues are still possible today.

Countryside retreat

Countryside retreat

Argentine Estancias

Argentina's fertile lowlands known as the Pampas are scattered with working ranches. Many of these traditional farms are now setup as countryside retreats, giving you a taste of rural Argentina either for just for a day or for a longer stay. The estancias cater to people looking to unwind by the pool for a few days or offer a great variety of things to do, from trying your hand at Polo to experiencing a full blown Argentine 'asado'.

Night at the Tango

Night at the Tango

Tango Show

A taster of Buenos Aires famous nightlife at one of the cities traditional Tango houses. This evening will feature some first rate musicians, dancers and singers as well as a typical Argentine meal. Performances go on into the early hours, and showcase the very best of one of Argentina's most famous exports.

The Paraná Delta

The Paraná Delta

Tigre Delta

The Buenos Aires suburb of Tigre is 35 kilometres outside of the capital city and home to the first section of the third largest river delta in the world. Boat trips operate from the central pier through the sleepy waterways as you weave your way between the stilited riverside homes.

Itinerary map for Argentina 'Just a week in Buenos Aires' holiday

Itinerary

  • Day      Overnight
  • 1 Buenos Aires
  • 2 Buenos Aires
  • 3 Buenos Aires
  • 4 Buenos Aires
  • 5 Buenos Aires
  • 6 Buenos Aires
  • For the detail of each day click the ‘Day-by-day’ tab above.

Day-by-day itinerary for 'Just a week in Buenos Aires'

DAY 1

Arrive into Buenos Aires

Upon arrival in Buenos Aires you are met and your guide gives you a brief introduction to the city before you arrive at your hotel. You have the rest of the day at leisure.

DAY 2
B

Buenos Aires city Tour

Today head into this elegant cosmopolitan city for an overview of its main sites such as the Obelisk and the historic Plaza de Mayo, and its broad avenues, such as 9 de Julio. Stop in the colourful quarters of San Telmo and La Boca before continuing with a drive through bohemian Palermo with its beautiful parks and gardens, the Recoleta, and the modern neighbourhood of Puerto Madero. The tour introduces you to this city of immigrants and you hear of the politics that swayed emotions, changed lives and became the theme of stories, music and theatre.

DAY 3
B

Half day Evita Tour

One of Argentina’s most famous personalities, Eva ‘Evita’ Perón was respected and admired all over the world for her relentless efforts for the cause of the humble and underprivileged. In Argentina however, she was and remains a controversial figure: loved by the working class, whom she generously helped during her brief political career, and hated by the wealthier classes, with whom she was in ardent dispute. Start the tour from Retiro Railway Station where a young Evita first arrived in Buenos Aires from the interior and continue to the historic Plaza de Mayo. It was here, from the balcony of the ‘Casa Rosada’, Argentina’s Presidential Palace, that Evita, by then married to General Perón, delivered her most famous speeches. Continue with a visit to the former building of the Eva Perón Foundation, an institution created by Evita to promote social assistance throughout the country, and then to the CGT (Confederación General del Trabajo), which groups all of Argentina’s unions, to learn about the peculiar alliances that were formed to bring Perón to the presidency. Continue with a visit to the famous Recoleta Cemetery where Evita is buried before ending the tour at the Evita Museum which was inaugurated on the 50th anniversary of her death.

DAY 4
BD

Dinner and Tango Show

Today you have a full day at leisure to explore independently anything that has not been covered in your first two days before later you transfer from your hotel to one of the many tango houses for an experience of Buenos Aires’ famous night life at one of the city’s many tango shows. Enjoy a typical dinner followed by an unforgettable show, featuring first rate musicians, dancers and singers that will revive the original styles and melancholic rhythms of the world renowned tango.

DAY 5
BL

Day in the Pampas at an Estancia

Depart in the morning towards the Pampas for a full day excursion to a traditional Argentine Estancia, a typical ranch located approximately 100 km from Buenos Aires. Enjoy live folk music & dance and a display of the horse riding skills of the legendary Gauchos to experience the atmosphere of Argentine country life and to lunch on an authentic 'asado' or BBQ. For the adventurous there is also the possibility to ride a horse or to hop on a typical ‘sulky’ (horse drawn carriage) for a real feeling of the ‘gaucho’ way of life.

DAY 6
BL

Day trip over the Rio de la Plata to Uruguay

Today remember to pack your passport for a journey across the river Plata to the town of Colonia del Sacramento, and Uruguay. You are picked up early from your hotel and transferred to the dock for a ferry across the mouth of the river, with some lovely views back onto the Argentine capital. On arrival in Colonia you are then met and taken on a tour of this UNESCO World Heritage city. With its narrow, cobbled streets and old buildings, Colonia has a special charm, and feels a world away from the buzz of Buenos Aires just an hour or so across the water. You can take lunch in a local restaurant and afterwards you have a walking tour of the towns traditional historic quarter. Later in the afternoon you travel back on the ferry to Buenos Aires where you are once again met and taken to your hotel.

DAY 7
B

Travel on to your next destination

At the agreed time you are taken to the airport on time for your onward flight, and next destination either within Argentina or beyond.

Guide prices for 'Just a week in Buenos Aires'

options based on all year low season mid season high season peak season other season
Mid-range hotels, shared tours 2 people sharing £1,130
Prices are per person and include:
  • all accommodation
  • all travel within Argentina
  • meals as indicated (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)
  • excursions as described
Prices do not include:
  • transatlantic flights
  • travel insurance
  • items of a personal nature such as drinks, tips, laundry, etc

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Seasonal information for 'Just a week in Buenos Aires'

Along this route in January

Day Location Max °C Monthly rainfall
1 Buenos Aires 29°C rainfall 100mm
2 Buenos Aires 29°C rainfall 100mm
3 Buenos Aires 29°C rainfall 100mm
4 Buenos Aires 29°C rainfall 100mm
5 Buenos Aires 29°C rainfall 100mm
6 Buenos Aires 29°C rainfall 100mm

Typical weather for January

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Max °C figures are the average daily maximum temperatures for the month. Rainfall is the average precipitation for the month.

Hotels for 'Just a week in Buenos Aires'

Days 1 - 6

Hotel Pulitzer

Buenos Aires

The Pulitzer is a modern hotel located in the centre of Buenos Aires. Rooms are equipped with safe, minibar, airconditioning and free high speed wifi whlist there is a downstairs bar that serves lights meals and drinks throughout the day. Up on the 7th floor there is a swimming pool and even a gym where it is possible to book in for a massage.

 

 

Hotel Pulitzer
Hotel exterior