Get to know the Latin charm and European sensibilities of Buenos Aires

Get a taste of the fascinating and diverse culture of this city on this Stopover experience. On a full-day city tour, you’ll wander by the colourful houses of La Boca, enjoy shopping in the famous San Telmo Market, discover the architecture of Plaza de Mayo, and explore the Recoleta Cemetery. Throughout you’ll experience the exceptional cuisine (steak fans rejoice!), wonderful hospitality and vibrant energy that exemplifies Argentina.


Start
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Finish
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Country
Argentina
Style
Original
Theme
Short Breaks
Code
GGHB
Physical rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 12

Why we love this trip

  • Experience the thriving nightlife of Buenos Aires

  • Visit the Plaza de Mayo

  • Discover the history of Recoleta Cemetery

  • Wander the colourful streets of La Boca

Is this trip right for you?

  • This Short Break Adventure is a ‘join in’ group departure, which means you are not accompanied by an Intrepid group leader – our local representative fills this role – and the configuration of any fellow travellers in the group might change during the trip.

  • This trip will run with a minimum of one person, so you may be joined by other travellers booked on the same date as you, or you may be on your own.

Itinerary

Bienvenidos! Welcome to Argentina. Today is your arrival day. 
Cosmopolitan, cultured and chic, Buenos Aires has European sensibilities with a fiery Latin heart. Discover colonial architecture, funky neighbourhoods, exceptional cuisine and a thriving nightlife.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
From working-class La Boca to the well-to-do streets of Recoleta, Buenos Aires is comprised of many distinct neighbourhoods, each with their own unique style to explore.

Today you’ll enjoy a city tour. The tour starts with a pick-up from your hotel. Travelling down the main avenue in Buenos Aires ‘9 de Julio Avenue’ you’ll pass the Colon Theatre and the Obelisk.

Soon after stop at Plaza de Mayor where you’ll embark on a walking tour, seeing things such-as the cathedral, pink house and pyramid of May.
Moving on to San Telmo where we’ll make a quick stop. Sunday is the main market day where a large market takes over the streets with many stalls selling antiques, hand-made crafts and souvenirs.

Next visit La Boca the colourful neighbourhood at the mouth of the Riachuelo river. La Boca was first populated by Italian immigrants and the European culture is noticeable! Stop at the colourful Caminito street to get some photos and you’ll have some time to walk around. The next stop is Recoleta one of Buenos Aires wealthiest neighbourhoods, often referred to as the Paris of the South. Head inside the La Recoleta Cemetery, which contains the graves of some very notable people in Argentina such-as Eva Peron, the second wife of Argentine President Juan Perón and served as the First Lady of Argentina from 1946 until her death in 1952.

Finally enjoy an included lunch at the Museo Evita Restaurante. After lunch you have the option of visiting the Evita museum on your own (not included in the price of this trip) or to be transferred back at your hotel. If you opt to visit the museum, you will need to make your own way back to your hotel.

Housed in a striking 1923 mansion Evita museum celebrates the Argentine heroine with videos, historical photos, books and posters. However, the prize memorabilia has to be her wardrobe: dresses, shoes, handbags, hats and blouses are all on display. Please note as the transfer is a shared service, should you decide to visit the museum after lunch you will need to make your own way back to the hotel afterwards.

Tonight you will have the option to enjoy an authentic tango experience at a Milonga, where the locals head to dance.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Buenos Aires - City Tour with Lunch
Optional Activities
  • Buenos Aires - Tango show - ARS1200
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
There are no activities planned for the final day. Flights can be booked to depart at anytime.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast

Meals

2 breakfasts, 1 lunch

Transport

Private vehicle

Accommodation

Hotel (2 nights)

Included activities

  • Buenos Aires - City Tour with Lunch

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Important notes

SHORT BREAK ADVENTURE:
This Short Break Adventure is a ‘join in’ group departure, which means you are not accompanied by an Intrepid group leader – our local representative fills this role – and the configuration of any fellow travellers in the group might change during the trip.
This trip will run with a minimum of one person, so you may be joined by other travellers booked on the same date as you, or you may be on your own. This trip is operated by one of our local partners in Argentina and therefore you may be joined by a mixture of Intrepid-booked passengers and other travellers during activities.
Information may be delivered in English and Spanish, or just English depending on the requirements of the group.
The maximum number of travellers is indicative of maximum number of travellers during join-in activities only.

START TIME/FINISH TIME:
There are no activities planned on Day 1 or the final day of this trip, so you are free to arrive/depart at any time.

ARGENTINA VISA:
The Argentine government charges Canadian citizens a reciprocity tax. This tax must be paid online prior to travel and a receipt for this payment must be produced at every border crossing into Argentina.

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