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Argentina - Buenos Aires Package Tour
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Buenos Aires City is the capital of the Argentina and it is located in the largest of all states or provinces of the republic being also the most important city of the country in almost all aspects.

Buenos Aires Tango & Tours

Buenos Aires
is the Capital of Argentina

The city which inspired outstanding personalities such as Cortázar, Borges, and Gardel is not located within Buenos Aires Province now, nor is it its capital but is instead an autonomous federal district. Geographically speaking, Buenos Aires province lies on eastern Argentina, to the south of the Paraná River and southeast of the Río de la Plata which forms the border with Uruguay. It extends westward from the Atlantic Ocean to include the major part of the humid Argentine Pampas, a vast, grass-covered plain.

The province, which surrounds the federal district and city of Buenos Aires, includes also the historic Martín García Island. The largest and most populated of the provinces, it is the cultural and economic center of Argentina. One main river, the Salado, crosses the province from the northwest to the southeast for as long as 360 miles (580 km). In the south, two low mountain ranges, the Sierra del Tandil and the Sierra de la Ventana, extend inland from the coast in northwesterly directions.

Buenos Aires is not only the financial center but also Argentina’s most important port. The Autonomous City of the Government of Buenos Aires, as it is officially referred to, is surrounded by Buenos Aires industrial belt conurbation or Conourbano Bonaerense and Rio de la Plata and is divided in 47 neighborhoods, named sea neighborhoods. The Federal Capital has more than 3,000,000 inhabitants and together with its metropolitan area reaches up to more than 16,000,000 people. The City of Buenos Aires is a metropolitan cosmopolitan and modern center of a clear cut European style. Every day hundredths thousands of people circulate its avenues and highways.

Across the Rio de la Plata or as English speaks call it, River Plate, you can find yourself in Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay. It only takes a 45 minute-flight or two hours and a half by ship.  One of the peculiar characteristics of Buenos Aires is its amazing and entertaining night life. Bars, coffee shops, (cafés), restaurants, pubs, discotheques and all types of dance-floors remain open until dawn.

Itinerary (meals included as indicated)

DAY 1
Arrival to Buenos Aires city. Welcome and transfer to the chosen hotel, check in. The evening is at leisure. Overnight staying.

DAY 2
After breakfast, you will enjoy our first half-day guided panoramic City Tour, including Palermo Park, La Recoleta, a stop at Evita Peron’s Tomb, La Boca (Caminito St.) & San Telmo neighborhoods.  You will also visit Plaza de Mayo, the grand boulevard of Buenos Aires with its many remarkable buildings and architecture, including Cabildo (the town hall), Casa Rosada (government’s headquarters; place where Peron and Evita used when speaking to the multitude form the balconies), the Cathedral, a fantastic work of religious architecture, and the last resting place of Argentina’s independence hero, General San Martin. Return to the Hotel. The afternoon is at leisure for shopping or enjoying your stay. Overnight staying.

DAY 3 
Breakfast. Shopping Tour to Unicenter Mall (the biggest in Buenos Aires), we give you some discount tickets and a buffet - lunch is included at the Jumbo restaurant (drinks are not included).  Return to the hotel to enjoy your free time. Overnight staying.

DAY 4
Breakfast. Check out and transfer to the airport.

City Tour
Discover the beauty and charm of Buenos Aires and its wide avenue, 9 de Julio, where you can have the pleasure of admiring the architecture of the metropolitan Opera House (Teatro Colón) and the Obelisk monolith. Going south, you will come across the civic and historical center and its mythical Plaza de Mayo right across you will see the pink Government House (Casa Rosada), The Metropolitan Cathedral and The Cabildo, former congress construction. You can also walk around the old neighborhood of San Telmo, where you can enjoy its Flea Market on Sundays. Flanking it you can visit, the picturesque neighborhood La Boca, where the first Italian immigrants arrived in the second half of the XIX century; famous area due to its chocolate box and colorful architecture and its main street Caminito. Buenos Aires was born and grew within a locked relationship to its role as a port city which evolved in time as South American commercial hub and one of the world’s most important financial centers. Now the luxury of its past has returned in yet another area of the big city: Puerto Madero. It is yet under construction but it is worth to be discovered as it is becoming a high class international bon vivant region. Assembly rooms, bakeries, bazaars, body care saloons, car dealers,  clothing, furniture Drugstores, real estate, and decoration mix in a perfect Feng Shui with all the other high quality shops like ice cream shops, hair and beauty shops, restaurants, fast foods, resto-bars,  resto-shows, veterinary and many others. This gives you the impression of entering in another city. It is chiefly an area dedicated to executive, commercial, financial and institutional rendezvous at national, regional and urban scale in the highest degree of diversity, complementing with residential and leisure activities. Then you can visit Retiro, next you can go to Palermo a residential area surrounded by French style parks and buildings. In the end, you will visit Recoleta. At the back of La Recoleta church, towards Pueyrredón Avenue, took place the corrals, slaughter houses and the cart roads off north; this caused a population of river-side men, laborers and thugs which lodged in the "pulperías" (canteens). They say that Tango was born in this atmosphere, in the middle of tenancies and bars, danced in the Armenonville of Libertador and Taglestreet in 1888; later, also, in the Palais de Glace. Nowadays, the district of Recoleta is considered not only a site of deep historical interest but also the most glamorous neighborhood of Buenos Aires. Within a short walking distance you can discover several cultural museums and centers, parks, fairs, museums, bars and restaurants of excellence and Barrio Norte one of the most exclusive areas together with Puerto Madero. In Buenos Aires, you will certainly feel walking down the streets of a leading world capital whether you come across a famous film director rolling a movie such as Francis Ford Coppola or buy at its elegant boutiques, excellent restaurants and outdoor coffee shops.

A little bit of the times gone by    
The city of Buenos Aires was first established as Ciudad de Nuestra Señora Santa María del Buen Ayre which literally means "City of Our Lady Saint Mary of the Fair Winds") on February 2nd, 1536 by a Spanish expedition led by the spaniard Don Pedro de Mendoza. The city founded by Mendoza was located in what is today the San Telmo district of Buenos Aires, south of the city center. The ancient settlers of this district were the Querandí people. The name Querandí was given by the Guaraní people, as they would consume animal fat in their daily diet. Physically, the Querandí Indians as well as the Comechingones in Cordoba, another province of Argentina, would reveal a beautiful, well-balanced body. They were tall and extremely belligerent. They would wear leather clothes, similar to a fur blanket; women would also wear a kilt that reached their bodies down to their knees. With a partially sedentary lifestyle, they would group their leather camps by winter water supply conditions, and they would set off on their their raids inland in the summer. However  the people that live in the beautiful Buenos Aires City today have almost nothing in common with these aborigines. Today people of various cultures, languages and ethnic varieties, have mixed as the result of long complex historical processes that includes large Nordic immigration currents and Southern European and Northern European immigration waves. When you read the name of subway stations you may feel intrigued to find neighborhood names like Banfield, or Temperley or Hurlingham as these were named after the famous engineers who worked on the railroads in the city, in the province and throughout the rest of the country when the administration back then brought the Englishmen to build the railway network in Argentina.

 

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