Argentina Holidays - Holidays to Argentina - don't miss a tango show

Two Countries: Argentina + Uruguay


ARU10B
10 NIGHTS
FROM £1,295
International flights quoted separately
Combine Argentina and Uruguay on this 2-country holiday. Start in exciting Buenos Aires, with its tango & gaucho (cowboy) culture and outstanding food and wine. Then fly to the magnificent Iguazu Falls - one of the finest sights on earth - before completing your holiday taking the hovercraft to Montevideo & relaxing on the splendid beaches of Punta del Este. Hovercraft & all transfer included.
Photo Punta Del Este  Montevideo Uruguay Buenos Aires Iguazu Falls Montevideo
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Buenos Aires
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City Tour
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Gaucho Ranch
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Tigre Delta
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Iguazu Falls
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Rio Del Plata Ferry
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Uruguay
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Montevideo
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Punta Del Este
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Atlantic Beaches
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Buenos Aires
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City Tour
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Gaucho Ranch
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Tigre Delta
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Iguazu Falls
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Rio Del Plata Ferry
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Uruguay
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Montevideo
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Punta Del Este
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Atlantic Beaches
Day 1
You will be met at Buenos Aires Airport and transferred to your hotel in this exciting city, situated on the estuary of the Río de la Plata (or "River of Silver").
 
Check in and relax in this capital of Argentina, known for its wonderful architecture, tango dancing and rich culture, including the highest concentration of theaters in the world.
Day 2
This morning we suggest an optional half day tour of Buenos Aires, a cosmopolitan city influenced by the many immigrants who helped form it and offering beautiful architecture, history and culture.
 
Our tour starts at the Plaza de Mayo, the historical, political and cultural centre of the city. Here you can see the Pink House (Presidential Palace), the Pyramid de Mayo and Metropolitan Cathedral. We continue down Avenida de Mayo, with its wide avenues and spacious green areas, past the Obelisk to the neighborhood of San Telmo, one of the oldest in the city with cobbled streets and colonial houses. Every Sunday an antiques fair takes place here around the Plaza Dorrego. The vibrant area is the centre for most of the tango parlors, restaurants and bars of the city.
 
Going further south, we visit the Italian port neighborhood of La Boca, with its colourful houses in Caminito Street and many “cantinas” (small restaurants). Also the trendy modern neighborhood of Puerto Madero, where the old piers have been converted into upmarket offices, apartments and restaurants with views of the Rio de la Plata. We visit the residential neighborhood of Palermo with its elegant mansions surrounded by spacious parks, before arrivinge in glamorous Recoleta, where there is the option to visit the famous cemetery where Eva Peron is buried, with its rich architecture (pay locally). Next to the cemetery is the church of Our Lady of Pilar, the Recolete Cultural Centre (originally a convent) and the Palais de Glace exhibition centre.
 
In the evening we suggest an optional Tango Show, including the opportunity to participate in a short Tango lesson. Born in the brothels of the city amongst a racial mix of Gauchos, Italian, Spanish and African immigrants, this dance and its music originated as a combination of Cuban and Spanish rhythms, with some polka and African beat. Enjoy the show and included dinner, including mouth-watering Argentinian beef and Malbec wine.
Day 3
This morning we suggest an optional full day excursion to Santa Susana Ranch to admire the skills of the Argentinian Gauchos (cowboys) who live in these fertile pampas grasslands about 2-hours from the city.
 
With a distinctive culture that combines their European and Native American heritages, Gauchos play an important role in regional cultural tradition - including folk songs, dancing and equestrian shows of traditional gaucho skills, such as ring races, cuadreras (horse races) and entrevero de tropillas (horse games).
 
Named in honour of the wife of the original owner, this 1,200 hectare ranch focuses mainly on agriculture, with some cattle raising and horse breeding. On arrival you will be offered delicious empanadas (traditional meat pies) and Argentian wine. You will also have the opportunity of riding a horse carriage, or enjoying a walk on horseback, before tucking into a traditional asado (barbeque). This will be followed by a tango demonstration, folk dancing and an exhibition of Gaucho horsemanship, with roping and ring races.
 
Note: the ranch is closed on Mondays.
Day 4
Transfer to Aeroparque Airport for your onward flight.

You will be met at Puerto Iguazu Airport and transferred to your hotel located near one of the greatest waterfalls in the world, regarded as one of Latin America's most awe-inspiring sights.
 
The mighty Iguazu Falls straddles the border between Argentina and Brazil, although almost 80% of the falls are on the Argentinian side. It is situated in a huge tropical rainforest that has been declared a World Heritage site, with countless flora and fauna species.
 
Check into your hotel and relax in this amazing tropical rainforest.
Day 5
Today enjoy a full day tour to explore both the Argentinian and Brazilian sides of the incredible Iguazu Falls, whose name means "Great Waters".
 
Comprising approximately 275 separate cascades, the falls form a curtain of foaming water that crashes over a vast granite amphitheatre and into the jungle below. Resembling a reversed letter "J", most of the Iguazu River plunges down through an area known as The Devil’s Throat, with the rest spreading out over a wide shelf that splits into hundreds of different waterfalls.
 
There are a series of walkways that lead above, below and behind the falls, with breath-taking views. You can hope to see monkeys, toucans, parakeets and other wildlife in the rainforest.
 
We also cross over to the Brazilian side of the falls, for panoramic views of the nearly 2-mile (3 km) cliff edge. We take an elevator down to the base of the waterfalls and stop at different viewing points.
 
The volume of water flowing over the falls varies greatly by season, depending on the rainfall. The heaviest rains are from December to February, when the flow of water is at its greatest, but many trails are closed then due to the rains. The shoulder seasons of March/April and August/September are generally regarded as the best time to visit, but the falls are a spectacular sight at any time of year.
Day 6
At leisure to explore more of the Iguazu Falls independently.
 
Many optional activities are available, including boat rides and nature walks in the national park. Adrenalin seekers can even abseiling down the sheer cliffs.
Day 7
Transfer to Puerto Iguazu Airport for your onward flight.

You will be met at Aeroparque Airport in Buenos Aires and transferred to your hoteland transferred to your hotel in this sophisticated capital city.
Day 8
Transfer to Buenos Aires harbour to take the ferry across the Rio de la Plata to Montevideo in Uruguay (approximately 3-hours).
 
You will be met at Montevideo Harbour and transferred 2-hours to your hotel at Punta del Este. Check in and relax on this beautiful Atlantic coast.
Days 9 To 10
At leisure to explore Punta del Este independently, or simply relax on its wonderful Atlantic beaches.
Day 11
Transfer to Punta del Este Airport for your flight home.

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