Argentina - Gardens and Grapes Tour – 2013
October 5th – 13th, 2013
October 7 BUENOS AIRES Buenos Aires green – Southern area of the
Today get in touch with the birth city of the Tango! During this
tour you will visit the famous Avenida de Mayo that runs into
the Plaza De Mayo, surrounded by the Casa Rosada (Government
House), the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Cabildo (first City
Hall, built during Spanish rule). At the other end of Avenida de
Mayo it`s the impressive Congress building. Continue to sensual
and sultry San Telmo, an historical neighborhood full of history
and personality with colonial and art nouveau buildings and the
oldest district of Buenos Aires. Continue the tour passing by
Lezama Park (according to some historians, first foundation of
Buenos Aires took place at this park in 1536 by Pedro de
Mendoza). The National Historical Museum is located in this
Our next stop is La Boca, with its brightly coloured houses and
famous Caminito street, passing by the famous football stadium
Very close to the city centre, you find the “ Costanera Sur
“Ecological Reserve. It is a unique area in the city of Buenos
Aires, a wildlife sanctuary with vegetation species typical from
the River Plate coastline, and the Parana River Delta.
Brushwood, copses of alders and willows and other environments
feed insects, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.
Some may be seen in the water, in the grass, in flight or
crossing over embankments.
Return back to downtown area along 9 de Julio Avenue, the widest
avenue of the world, you see the Colon Theatre, a famous Opera
House that stages the most important artists and musicians from
all over the world. Pass by Plaza San Martin (San Martin
Arrival back at the hotel to get ready for our Dinner & Tango
show at the Astor Piazzolla Theatre located in the historic
Guemes Gallery.. one of most significant theatres in the world.
A majestic performance in an unique, exclusive and warm
atmosphere with musicians, Tango dancers, professionals singers
and a delicious meal with all the magic, spirit and memories of
Buenos Aires, Piazzolla and Tango.
October 8 BUENOS AIRES Palermo area including Japanese Garden &
Today keep on enjoying the biggest green area of Buenos Aires.
Visit the Japanese Garden (Jardin Japones). It was constructed
at the 3 de Febrero Park in 1967 for the visit to Argentina of
the Princes Akihito and Michiko, the Emperors of Japan at that
time. All the elements in the Garden strive for harmony and
balance. The several oriental style bridges are symbols, which
in combination with cascades, lend to a very peaceful
experience. Besides Argentine trees, there is a wide variety of
Japanese flora. This 5-acre garden was designed by famed
landscape artist Yasuo Onomata to resemble the surroundings of a
Zen temple. The lush plant life includes over 150 different
species, many brought directly from Japan. The world’s largest
Japanese garden outside of Japan.
Continue to Palermo with its beautiful parks - Once the estate
of Juan Manuel de Rosas, Parque Tres de Febrero, also known as
the Bosques de Palermo (Palermo Woods), is a city park of 25
hectares and known for its groves, lakes, and rose gardens (El
Rosedal). Thays designed the Zoological Gardens, the Botanical
Gardens, the adjoining Plaza Italia and the Rose Garden.
Lunch was included at local Palermo restaurant.
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