Buenos Aires – Colorful culture in a spirited city .
$1,242*PER PERSON – 4+NIGHTS – AIR – TRANSFERS – HOTEL – BREAKFAST
Picture this: you wake up and walk down a charming street, lined with brightly-colored buildings, small handicraft shops, and buzzing restaurants. You smell the sizzle of mouthwatering barbecue and hear the sweet sounds of street performers playing classical guitar and hand drums. You catch yourself smiling, as you feel the happiness of everyone around you. In Buenos Aires, every day is a celebration. On this amazing vacation, you’ll become immersed in the city’s beauty by visiting its iconic landmarks, its must-see modern area, and its old-world hidden treasures. Discover the magic of breathtaking Buenos Aires!
- Round-trip economy class airfare to Buenos Aires (EZE)
- Round-trip airport transfers
- 4 nights in Buenos Aires at the Hotel Pulitzer, or similar
- Breakfast daily
Great Ways to Explore
- Try a delicious dessert of Dulce de Leche!
- Park-hop in the lush green, pristine neighborhood of Palermo.
- Watch local artists make beautiful handicrafts at local markets.
- Stroll down Caminito, an eye-popping, colorful street in the culture-packed La Boca neighborhood.
- In the central modern district, feast your eyes on landmark buildings, plazas, and monuments.
Embark on this incredible journey to Buenos Aires! As Argentina’s capital, this city is the booming center of the country’s political, economic, intellectual, and cultural life. Arriving in Buenos Aires, you’ll notice an interesting mix of South American tradition and European influence. One moment you’ll be walking through colorful buildings and tango music, and soon you’ll be passing French-style buildings and luxury cafes. With museums, art galleries, buzzing nightlife, parks, and restaurants galore, you’ll never have a dull moment in this diverse, larger-than-life city.
Start your days relaxing in the lush green parks of the picturesque Palermo neighborhood, then spend your afternoons dancing down the colorful streets of La Boca. Take tons of photos in Plaza de Mayo, treat yourself to a tour of Casa Rosada, and walk through the famously mysterious, art-rich Recoleta Cemetery. Browse local markets and find gorgeous handicrafts, then find a local parrilla and indulge in some authentic asado. See a tango show, or two, then do your own dance as you walk past spirited street musicians.
Day 1. Welcome to Buenos Aires!
Arrive in beautiful, bustling Buenos Aires! Enjoy a comfortable transfer to your luxurious accommodation, then spend some time relaxing and settling in. Hungry? Treat yourself to your first (of many) authentic Argentinian empanada! These delicious pocket pastries come either deep-fried or baked, and are then filled with a sweet and/or savory stuffing. Empanada flavors can range from a dulce de leche dessert to a savory snack of ground beef and vegetables!
Spend the evening getting to know the city. You may want to stroll down the cultured neighborhood of Recoleta, lined with fashionable boutiques, galleries, cafes, and French-style buildings. Watch your first Argentinian sunset in one of the areas beautiful parks or plazas!
Recoleta is also home to a legendary cemetery, famous for being a mysterious labyrinth of gorgeous mausoleums belonging to the city’s rich and powerful families. Although visiting a cemetery may not seem like the first thing you’d do on vacation, this one shouldn’t be missed!
Transfer from Buenos Aires airport (EZE) to Buenos Aires hotel
Day 2. Buenos Aires
Wake up smiling – it’s your first full day in sunny Buenos Aires! Enjoy a pleasant breakfast, then grab your camera and head to the lush Palermo neighborhood. This gorgeous green area subdivides into smaller districts: Palermo Chico, Palermo Viejo, Palermo Soho, Palermo Hollywood, and Las Canitas. The entire neighborhood, designed by French landscape architect Charles Thays, consists of 350 acres of wooded parks and sparkling lakes – the perfect escape from the bustle of downtown. You’ll definitely want to find the striking Japanese Garden, filled with traditional Japanese bridges and sculptures. Around Palermo, there are tons of picnic spots, so be sure to pack some goodies!
Now, although Las Canitas is technically part of Palermo, it’s sort of like its own little world of fashionable shops, beauty spas, and chic restaurants. It’s also the gastronomic hotspot of Buenos Aires, so be sure to treat yourself to a yummy dinner!
Day 3. Buenos Aires
After breakfast, head to the colorful “barrio,” or neighborhood, of La Boca. Known to capture quintessential Buenos Aires culture, Caminito, or “little path,” is an eye-popping, candy-colored strip of artwork, live music, dancing, and authentic restaurants. Score some souvenirs, practice your tango moves, and chat it up with locals!
For dinner, you might want to eat at a famous “Parrilla.” Parrilla simply means “grill,” but at these establishments, you’ll usually find a huge fire pit of roasting meat right in the center of the action. Argentina is famous for its meat, and at a Parrilla, you’ll get the real deal.
Day 4. Buenos Aires
Today’s the day to see some of the city’s most iconic, historical landmarks. Recharge with breakfast, then head to the spectacular 19th-century Plaza de Mayo. At the base of this bustling square, you’ll spot the overwhelmingly beautiful Casa Rosada, a pink mansion which houses the office of the President of Argentina!
Take an evening walk along the buzzing Avenida Corrientes, quite possibly the most emblematic street in the city. This lively downtown strip is lit up by vibrant theaters, various food joints, and endless shopping opportunities. As you stroll, you’ll see the white, towering Obelisco monument in the distance! Take tons of photos, then consider seeing a show at one of the many theaters in the area. Keep your eye out for Milongas, the alternative to “big dance shows,” and the most classic and inexpensive way to see real tango. Some of them even offer dance classes before shows begin!
No matter where you go for dinner, be sure to try authentic asado, or barbeque, with some tangy, garlicky chimichurri sauce. An Argentinian favorite!
Day 5. Depart Argentina
Squeeze all your crafty souvenirs into your suitcase, fuel up with breakfast, then enjoy a convenient transfer to the airport. Spend your flight home scrolling through priceless photos and dreaming about your next adventure!