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Where Are The Best Tours In Argentina?

brilliant blue lake by mountains in PategoiniaSome of the best 10-day Argentina tours start in Buenos Aires! Buenos Aires is a cosmopolitan city that combines centuries of rich architecture with a unique cultural heritage, as well as a vibrant arts scene, an extensive park system, and an electric nightlife. And the city’s people are consummate hosts – warm, friendly, and welcoming to visitors. Buenos Aires is truly one of the world’s most exciting capitals and a city that should be on your list to visit.

There is so much to do and see in Buenos Aires and the surrounding locales that experienced travelers recommend spending at least a week exploring Patagonia. Of course, some of the best tours in Argentina are even longer than that. 10-day Argentina tours are growing in popularity with international adventurers. Some of today's most popular Argentina and Patagonia tours use Buenos Aires as a base, with day trips to various locations on the schedule so visitors can experience all that the country has to offer!

Exploring The Streets Of Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires has so much to offer to its visitors that you could spend 10 days just exploring the historic streets of the city! What does the city have to offer that others don’t, you may ask? Well, read on for a quick rundown of some of the attractions that make Buenos Aires a unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience.

  • Learn to dance the Tango! Tango was born in Buenos Aires in the late 19th century, as people from Spain, Italy, England, Poland, and multiple African nations lived alongside native Argentineans and began creating new traditions. It was the meeting of these cultures that created the sensual dance we know today as Tango. El tango quickly gained popularity among the working-class port neighborhoods of Buenos Aires, where it became a symbol of cultural fusion and expression.
  • Visit a bookstore! Buenos Aires has the most bookstores of any city in the world – 700 to be exact, which is more shops per inhabitant than any other city in the world. Bibliophiles will get a kick out of visiting bookstores to find new books, used books, and rare books.
  • Ride the metro. In 1913, the first metro system on Latin American soil opened – in Buenos Aires. Today, simply visiting the metro stations is akin to visiting a museum – each station is beautifully decorated and styled from that time. The Buenos Aires metro system is the 13th oldest metro system in the world and is worth a visit during your trip.
  • Stroll the Avenida 9 de Julio, which is the widest street in the world, and take in the sights – the Teatro Colon, the Statue of Don Quioxte, the French Embassy, and the statues of Eva Peron. As you walk along the avenue, you can revel in the bustling energy of Buenos Aires, with street performers showcasing their talents and vendors selling local handicrafts. The vibrant atmosphere truly embodies the essence of Argentina.
  • Sign up for a tour of the city to visit the Plaza de Mayo, admire the ornate mausoleums of Recoleta Cemetery, or stroll through La Boca to view the vibrant facades of the neighborhood You can also explore the historic neighborhoods of San Telmo and Palermo, known for their charming cobblestone streets and eclectic mix of shops and cafes.

Is A Small Group Tour For Me?

Some of the best tours in Argentina are small-group tours. Small group tours are a great way to get a more personal experience than you would on larger tours. Many Argentina and Patagonia tours are small group tours that offer unique, customized itineraries tailored to a specific interest or experience. Small group tours also are a great way to get your bearings in such an exotic city and to start your adventure in Argentina on a positive note.

If you have the time, 10-day Argentina tours are a great way to see the country in a very intimate way! Here are some of the most unique tours in Buenos Aires and its surrounding neighborhoods that are available to travelers searching for a unique experience during their multi-day stay.

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Small Group Tour #1: For The Foodie

If you like to explore a new country through its food, this tour is for you! Visit the Palermo neighborhood of Buenos Aires and tour its local restaurants. Along the way, you’ll sample traditional drinks and dishes. A local guide will lead the tour, to answer your questions about local culinary traditions. Learn about Argentine cuisine by trying at least eight traditional dishes during the tour!

Small Group Tour #2: Gaucho Life

Venture outside of Buenos Aires to a traditional ranch on the pampas. Experience gaucho (cowboy) life by horseback or horse cart, visit the nearby town of San Antonio de Areco, join other visitors for a BBQ lunch, and be amazed as resident gauchos entertain you with rope tricks and tales of ranch life. Immerse yourself in the rich culture of Argentina's countryside as you savor the flavors of traditional Argentine dishes and listen to the stories of Argentina's cowboys. This tour is suitable for the whole family.

Small Group Tour #3: Island Life

Tour the Tigre River Delta by boat, then disembark at the city of San Isidro for a day spent exploring the city’s cobblestone streets and grand mansions. Visit the local fruit market and cathedral, and try hand-made delicacies like empanadas. After soaking in the charm of San Isidro, take a stroll along the river promenade to admire the picturesque waterways lined with lush greenery and colorful houses. This historic city is home to one of the largest race courses in the world and is well worth a visit if you want to experience the country’s long and storied history.

Small Group Tour #4: Iguazu Falls

This amazing park is accessible by plane from Buenos Aires, and is perfect for a single-day adventure – although most people will tell you that this is one of the best tours in Argentina and worth a few days, at a minimum! The big draw of Iguazu Falls is the series of waterfalls located within, as well as the Capuchin monkeys that will delight you with their antics as you make your way along the forest trail to the falls.

Small Group Tour #4: A Polo Match

Polo is considered the national sport of Argentina and is second only to the game of futbol. Steep yourself in the culture of this sport by visiting a country club outside of Buenos Aires to learn more about the game. Take a lesson (tailored to your experience on a horse) from a professional player. Enjoy lunch and explore the grounds, or relax by the club’s pool before you return to the city!

Touring Argentina’s Wine Country

If you still have time on your 10 day Argentina tour, visiting an Argentina winery should be on your list. Argentina is famous for its Malbec, Torrontes, and Merlot wines! Many of the best tours in Argentina incorporate wine tasting or site visits to vineyards for their guests. But if you want to stay inside the city, you can opt for a cooking class where you’ll learn to create traditional dishes like empanadas and pair your creations with local wines. Immersing yourself in the culinary traditions of this city is a great way to learn more about its people and history.

However, if you want to venture away from the city for good wine, you don’t have to go far. There are many good vineyards close to the capital city. One of the most famous vineyards is Casa Camboa, which is situated on the pampas just outside the city. Many of the Argentina and Patagonia tours that stop at this estate begin with a tour of the grounds, then school visitors in the art of the wine-making process. Lucky guests will enjoy a four-course lunch that includes wine that pairs with the traditional dishes that are offered.

An Adventure To Remember In Patagonia

There’s no shortage of things to do on 10-day Argentina tours, so save up your vacation days and be prepared to experience a trip of a lifetime.  From exploring the vibrant streets of Buenos Aires to witnessing the breathtaking beauty of Iguazu Falls, you'll be immersed in the diverse culture and landscapes of Argentina. Whether you want to drink wine, experience the life of a gaucho, or visit Iguazu Falls, you won’t regret your visit to this amazing country!

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