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What to do with your day in Buenos Aires
The port of Buenos Aires is frequently included in South American cruise itineraries. If your experience with this vibrant city is limited to Madonna’s Evita, you may be pleasantly surprised at the variety of activities you’ll find in The Paris of South America.
Visit a Goucho Ranch
Venture into the wild Argentinian pampas and experience 'gaucho' (cowboy) life on a traditional 'estancia' (ranch). Saddle up for a horseback ride or 'sulky' (horse cart) tour, visit the country town of San Antonio de Areco, enjoy a folklore show and tuck into a barbecue lunch, while the gauchos entertain you with rope tricks and tales of estancia life.
Tour the Tigre Delta
Admire the cobblestone streets and grand mansions of San Isidro, then enjoy a cruise around the canals and islands of the idyllic Tigre Delta. During the tour, you'll also see the fruit market and the cathedral, and try some hand-made empanadas.
Tango Show and Dinner
Begin your evening out in Buenos Aires with a 3-course dinner, then experience the passion of the Argentine tango at a La Ventana tango show. With live tango and folk bands, and a gaucho demonstration, this is one of the city’s most unique tango performances.
Argentine Food Experience
Get a taste of Argentina's local cuisine with this interactive dining experience. Begin with a Malbec-based cocktail, then learn how to make wine-based cocktails under the guidance of a sommelier and mixologist. Master the art of correctly closing empanadas before sitting down to a meal of authentic Argentine cuisine, paired with four boutique wines. Finish by learning how to prepare 'maté' paired with alfajores.
Argentina is famous for its Malbec wines, but you don’t have to visit the vineyards of Mendoza to enjoy an authentic wine tasting experience. This tour visits Bodega Gamboa, a modern winery on the outskirts of the city, to sample a variety of different Malbec red wines during a guided tasting. Finish the tour with a picnic amid the vineyards, including delicious local cheeses. Buenos Aires Walking Tour
Discover the many faces of Buenos Aires on this comprehensive city walking tour, ideal for first-time visitors. Stroll down the grand 9 de Julio Avenue, admire the landmark Obelisk and Palacio de Tribunales, and visit the bustling Plaza de Mayo, home to the Casa Rosada and Metropolitan Cathedral. Explore the tango venues and lively street market of San Telmo, the modern Puerto Madero district, and La Boca, famous for its football stadium and colorfully painted houses, then tour the grandiose Recoleta Cemetery, the resting place of Eva Peron (Evita).
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