La Aventura de Argentina 2019 with Susie McGregor
Buzzing Buenos Aires & idyllic estancias
Buzzing Buenos Aires
Estancias & gaucho culture
The gardens of Tandil
Gourmet paddock-to-plate dining
Exclusive private departure
- Argentina & Chile
- Great for solo travellers & couples
- 16 days
- Hosted by Susie McGregor
‘La Aventura de Argentina’ begins in Buenos Aires, the vast, bustling capital known as the ‘Paris of the South’. Here you can sit in the cafes of Recoleta sipping delicious coffee and watching the beautiful people walk by. Then at night witness the locals dance the tango in the bars of San Telmo. Tango embraces the beauty, passion and pain the Argentines have experienced many times in the last 300 years.
Travelling south you will enjoy the warm hospitality and rural charm of Hosteria Ave Maria, close to the delightful rural town of Tandil. Here you will explore the countryside and visit some wonderful private estancias before briefly stopping over in BA and continuing to San Martin de los Andes for a 3 night stay at Estancia Tipiluke. Located in the foothills of the Andes, experience Tipiluke’s working cattle estancia and the gaucho culture of the area.
Finally, travel across the Andes by road through the Chilean Lakes District staying at the stunning Relais & Chateaux Hotel Vira Vira, in a breathtakingly beautiful area known for snow capped volcanoes, crisp mountain rivers, thermal springs and much more. The tour ends with a final night in Buenos Aires and an option to fly north to the stunning Iguazu Falls.
This journey perfectly blends the laid back charm of rural life, the buzz of BA and showcases South America as one of the world’s most elegant and addictive destinations!
Welcome to Buenos Aires! Arrive on Sunday 17th February and check into the contemporary and elegant Brick Hotel, characterized by its neoclassical
Explore the city with a privately guided tour which will take in the iconic sights and reveal lesser known local spots.
Take a day excursion to the Tigre Delta, a watery wonderland of amazing beauty, often dubbed Argentina’s ‘rural Venice’, where locals live along peaceful canals with boats as their only form of transportation. Enjoy a long lunch on the private island of El Descanso, which boasts extensive sculpture gardens.
Leave the city and head for the charming town of Tandil in the Pampas, staying in a beautifully refurbished estancia manor house.
Explore Tandil, a rural town with fine period architecture and streets lined with orange trees. Spend time at two private estancias and wander their
Travel back to Buenos Aires for one night and watch a tango show.
A free day to explore Buenos Aires as you wish browsing the San Telmo flea markets, dining in one of the city’s many outstanding restaurants, visiting
the impressive MALBA (Museum of Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires), or shopping for leather ware, shoes, silver, fly fishing tackle and a whole
host of Argentine handicrafts.
Travel to the foothills of the Andes in Patagonia to enjoy a stay at the beautiful Tipiliuke, located at the heart of a 50,000 acre working cattle
Immerse yourself in the goodness of estancia life, soaking up the idyllic quietude and exploring the surrounding scenery on foot or on horseback
accompanied by Argentine gauchos, some of whom have been on the property for over 3 generations. Fly fishing will be available for keen
anglers and will be in peak season at the time of your stay.
Transfer by road to Pucón, Chile, which sits on the shores of Lago Villarrica in the shadow of a smouldering volcano. Check into the stunning
Relais & Châteaux Hacienca Hotel Vira Vira.
Spend two days horse trekking in the Cordilleras, hiking in one of the many surrounding Natural Parks, kayaking and river rafting, fly-fishing or spending a leisurely day sailing on the Lake Villarrica. Explore the hacienda’s working farm and kitchen gardens to live the ‘paddock-to-plate’ experience. Also recommended (cost not included) is a spectacular ride by helicopter for a bath in a natural thermal spring in the heart of nature.
Transfer back across the border to Argentina by road, then board a flight back to Buenos Aires. The afternoon and evening are yours to spend as you wish sight seeing, shopping, wandering the bohemian lanes or people-watching in chic cafés.
End of the itinerary - begin your journey home or continue with any onward arrangements.
About Susie McGregor
Susie McGregor delights in discovering new and exciting countries. Since 1996 she has planned and led groups to many parts of the world. Her love of history, gardens, wide landscapes, nature and polo first took her to Argentina, Peru and Chile. She has travelled and led groups for The Classic Safari Company to Morocco, Tunisia, India, Iran, South Africa, Kenya, Botswana and now Susie is returning to her beloved South America for the 22nd time!
Read more about Susie here
- Hosted by Susie McGregor
- 16 days
- 17 February - 4 March 2019
- Begins & ends: Buenos Aires
- USD $9,980 per person twin share. Excludes international flights.
- For further details and a full itinerary please contact us