Experience the rugged beauty of Patagonia between two vibrant cities - Buenos Aires and Santiago on this escorted tour. Learn to tango, sip world-class wine, and mingle with the locals. Venture into the vast outdoors of glaciers, bright blue icebergs, soaring mountains fringed by huge lakes, windswept golden pampas plains, and rare wildlife…the beauty of Patagonia never fails to astound.
Arrive in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the “Paris of South America,” and transfer to our hotel with our English-speaking local guide. Those of us arriving from the East Coast of the United States will experience just one hour of jet lag! After checking in, you have the remainder of the day to explore this thriving city filled with many places to see and things to do. For a night out head to La Boca, one of the city’s most popular neighborhoods that is a vibrant hub of boutiques, and restaurants. For art lovers, visit the National Museum of Bella Artes (Fine Arts) which has the largest public art collection in South America including works by Van Gogh, Gauguin, and Argentine masters, Pueyrredón, Sívori, Della Valle, de la Cárcova and Cándido López. For a birds-eye view of the city, take a tour of Palacio Barolo, whose design was inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy, then enjoy a ride in an elaborate 1920s elevator to the rooftop lighthouse. For shoppers, there is Avenida Florida, a pedestrianized zone brimming with things to buy.