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2018 Fam Trip- last stop Buenos Aires!

May 21, 2018

The third and final stop of our fam trip takes us to Buenos Aires. And Argentina’s capital delighted the group with delicious food and truly authentic experiences.

Welcome to the Paris of the Americas!

After a fantastic time in Tierra del Fuego, Rod and the group flew to Buenos Aires, Argentina’s cosmopolitan capital. First was a visit to Duhau Restaurante & Vinoteca! Here, they enjoyed some of Argentina’s famous wines with an expert sommelier, in the gorgeous gardens of the Palacio Duhau Hotel. And as you can imagine, they made the most of the vinoteca’s extensive collection of wines! Not to mention, the selection of cheeses chosen by the maître fromager….what a great introduction to Buenos Aires!

Time to explore!

The following day started with a city tour around Plaza de Mayo, Casa Rosada, the Cabildo and the Catedral Metropolitana. Next up was a visit to San Telmo, a historic neighbourhood of cobblestone streets and home to a bohemian atmosphere and the fascinating El Zanjon Tunnels. The group agreed this was the highlight of the city tour, showcasing more than five centuries of urban history.  After a quick stop for coffee at Café Tortoni, one of Buenos Aires finest historical cafes, the group continued to La Boca. Here, they walked along the famous Caminito Street with its colourful houses and shop fronts. Finally, they visited the rejuvenated waterfront district of Puerto Madero, a sophisticated area full of chic restaurants and clubs.

A crash course in Argentine cuisine. 

At night, they had a truly “Argentine Experience” with an intimate cooking class/ cultural encounter.  Everyone agreed this was a fantastic way to learn about Argentine cuisine. They made empanadas and tasted the classic bife de chorizo Argentine steak – with a glass of Malbec, of course. They even learned how to prepare that quintessential Argentinean drink, mate.

Gauchos & Tango…

On the final day in Argentina, the group left the bustle of the city and headed into the countryside, to La Bamba de Areco Estancia. First, they met some authentic gauchos and rode horses around the estancia. Then it was time for a traditional Argentine asado (bbq), with more malbec! That evening the Argentinean experience continued with a tango lesson, followed by a tango show at Gala Tango. Apparently, the tango lesson was great fun and enjoyed by all. But unfortunately, Rod has banned us from publishing any photos!

And with that, it was time to say goodbye to South America! As with all fam trips, time was short, and there was a lot to pack in. Hopefully, your clients have more time up their sleeves to enjoy the highlights and hidden gems of this beautiful continent! For more information about how to incorporate any of these experiences into your clients next adventure, please get in touch with one of our expert consultants. Or if you’re a travel agent and keen to join us on our next fam trip to South America, give us a call!