Argentina Highlights (ISA)

9 Day Package from Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires

Mother’s Day? Father’s Day? These are not unique. But Friend’s Day? Only Argentina has a celebrated day for friends (July 20). And in the same vein, only Monograms offers you a friend in the city—your Monograms Local Host®—someone who knows the area intimately and who will answer your questions, offer you suggestions, and be there to help make your vacation memorable. On this 9-day vacation, we’ve arranged for you to have a Local Host in Buenos Aires, Bariloche, and El Calafate. We’ve also coordinated your hotel reservations, sightseeing, and daily breakfast.

Your vacation starts the moment you arrive in Argentina. We can pick you up at the airport and seamlessly whisk you from baggage claim to your selected hotel. Here, your Local Host will greet you with a warm smile and a packet of materials to help you get settled. The next morning, after an included breakfast, we’ll pick you up at your hotel for a private, guided sightseeing tour with a local expert. You’ll hear why the city is called the “Paris of South America,” visit the famous neighborhoods, and see the must-see attractions, including the Cemetery of the Recoleta, burial site of Eva Peron. You’ll have plenty of leisure time giving you the opportunity to see a Tango show, visit a traditional estancia (ranch), or explore the various markets.

Then it’s time for the awe-inspiring portion of your vacation. First is Bariloche in the Patagonian Andes, which boasts some of Argentina’s most glorious scenery. Enjoy a chairlift ride to the summit of Cerro Campanario, rated one of the top 10 viewing spots by National Geographic. Experience breathtaking panoramic views and breathe fresh mountain air. During your leisure time, be sure to sample some of Bariloche’s famous chocolate and local beer. Just ask your Local Host for the best place to find these local specialties. After three nights in Bariloche, you’ll travel to El Calafate, in the southern region of Patagonia, where you’ll journey into Los Glaciares National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, we’ll take you to see one of the world’s natural wonders, Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the few glaciers in the world that is still advancing. Your senses will come alive as you see and hear the continuous calves of its frozen ice walls. It is nothing short of spectacular!

Monograms has included all of this in your package: hotels, guides, sightseeing, transportation! That doesn’t include the time and hassles saved as well as the intangibles: seeing a glacier that is advancing...priceless. Capturing a perfect photo of the Andes...priceless. Knowing you have someone there for you in each city to make sure your vacation is what you want it to be...priceless!


Always Included:

Your Choice of Hotels

We've carefully screened and selected the right hotels in the heart of the destination and you can choose your accommodations to match your style and budget.

Local Host

In Buenos Aires, Bariloche & El Calafate

Meals Included

Buffet breakfast daily

Sightseeing & Activities

Sightseeing with a Local Guide, inside visits, and special features are shown in UPPERCASE

Baggage Handling

Monograms has taken care of porterage at your hotel, so feel free to let the bellman help get your luggage to your room with no tipping required.

Day-By-Day 2018 / 2019

FEATURED HIGHLIGHT

Your Monograms package to Argentina includes the chance to see Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the world's few advancing glaciers. Stand in awe as chunks of ice break away and plunge into the water—it is spectacular!

DAY
1
ARRIVE IN BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

Arrive in Buenos Aires, the “Paris of South America,” where you will be met by your Local Host. This cosmopolitan city is constantly aglow with European-influenced culture, vibrant sounds and colors, and a distinctly Latin vibe. Countless museums, tree-lined boulevards, and great shopping await during the day. Tango shows, live music, great food, and a surging nightlife await in the evenings.

DAY
2
BUENOS AIRES

After breakfast, your PRIVATE CITY TOUR takes you along the widest avenue in the world to see the Colon Theatre, the pride of Buenos Aires. You’ll also visit the Avenida de Mayo and Plaza de Mayo, surrounded by La Casa Rosada (the President’s Pink House), and the Cabildo, which was the first City Hall. Visit the METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL, which houses San Martin’s Mausoleum and is a center for religious celebrations. Continue to the oldest district in Buenos Aires, San Telmo, where you can find dozens of little shops around the main plaza, then stop by colorful La Boca and Palermo. Finish your city tour with a visit to the CEMETERY of the Recoleta, burial site of Eva Peron and a highlight of the city. This evening, you may opt to enjoy dinner and a traditional Tango show—Argentina’s most sensual dance.

Breakfast Breakfast

DAY
3
BUENOS AIRES

Today is free to explore this extraordinary city. Consider joining an optional excursion to visit a traditional estancia (ranch) to experience the lifestyle of the gauchos, or cruise down the Tigre River surrounded by beautiful landscapes and impressive homes.

Breakfast Breakfast

DAY
4
BUENOS AIRES–BARILOCHE

Get ready for your next adventure: Patagonia! Fly to Bariloche, an impressive settlement in the Patagonian Andes foothills whose beauty is comparable to the Swiss Alps. In addition to dozens of outdoor activities and great tourism facilities, Bariloche is also famous for its chocolate, local beer, and European-influenced delicacies.

Breakfast Breakfast

DAY
5
BARILOCHE

Today, you’ll have the opportunity to become acquainted with this charming destination by PANORAMIC TOUR. Wind through the mountain roads of Bariloche, enjoying the scenery of its various forests and lakes. You’ll travel by chairlift to the summit of Cerro Campanario for breathtaking views of the city, lakes Nahuel Huapi and Moreno, St. Peter’s Peninsula, Llao Llao, and more. After visiting the summit you’ll have the chance to see the Llao Llao Hotel and its chapel up close—both architectural gems. Be sure to bring your camera, as opportunities to take photos are around every corner. Enjoy your evening at leisure to explore the charming city squares, many shops, and great restaurants.

Breakfast Breakfast

DAY
6
BARILOCHE

Enjoy your day at leisure. Perhaps journey to Victoria Island in the middle of Nahuel Huapi Lake and visit the pure and exotic native trees of the Arrayanes Forest—or spend time in Bariloche, relaxing at your hotel and exploring the town.

Breakfast Breakfast

DAY
7
BARILOCHE–EL CALAFATE

Fly to El Calafate in the southern region of Patagonia, neighbor to Los Glaciares National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Breakfast Breakfast

DAY
8
EL CALAFATE

Today, journey into LOS GLACIARES NATIONAL PARK to see one of the world’s natural wonders—PERITO MORENO GLACIER. The glacier forms part of the Patagonian Continental Ice Field, from which 13 other glaciers descend on the Atlantic side to flow into the Viedma and Argentino Lakes. More than three miles wide and 260 feet high above Argentino Lake, Perito Moreno is one of the few glaciers in the world that is still advancing. Walk on the platforms and balconies in front of the glacier for a chance to view one of the continuous calves of its frozen walls.

Breakfast Breakfast

DAY
9
EL CALAFATE–BUENOS AIRES

Transfer to the airport for your return flight to Buenos Aires. Your private transfer from the domestic airport to the international airport is included in the vacation price.

Breakfast Breakfast

Transportation

As outlined in the day-by-day itinerary and private airport transfers to/from intra-vacation flights; intra-vacation flights not included

Included Hotels

Buenos Aires
Bariloche
El Calafate

Pulitzer Hotel

Maipu 907
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Check-in - 15:00
Check-out - 12:00

The Pulitzer Buenos Aires is an innovative concept. This "Grand Boutique" hotel, combines personal hospitality, attentive service and contemporary, light-filled interiors which stand out for their originality and distinctive atmosphere. Clean lines, comfort, and superior amenities and service will make your stay in Buenos Aires unforgettable.

Location & Highlights

Hotel Pulitzer Buenos Aires is situated at 907 Calle Maipú, a well-known street in the nerve center of Buenos Aires' downtown, just a stone's throw from some of the city's most charismatic sights.

Room Amenities

  • Alarm Clock
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Room Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Voicemail
  • Climate Control
  • Desk
  • Internet Access
  • In-Room Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Pay Movies
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Mini-bar
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Phone
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Television
  • Window Opens

Hotel Amenities

  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Pool
  • Parking/Valet
  • Business Center
  • Concierge desk
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Currency Exchange
  • ATM
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Dry Cleaning

Other Hotel

Monograms offers an impressive choice of hotels pre-selected for their location, amenities and service. When booking your package check to see what other hotels are available for your dates. Some hotels may not be available for this package.

Buenos Aires
Bariloche

Sheraton Libertador

Ave Cordoba Y Maipu 680
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Check-in - 15:00
Check-out - 12:00

The Libertador is close to shopping and nightlife. The Skyline Pool & Health Club is a highlight of the deluxe facility. The top floor offers spectacular views of the city.

Location & Highlights

The Libertador is located in the heart of Buenos Aires, close to shopping and nightlife.

Room Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Window Opens
  • Room Service
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Internet Access
  • Voicemail
  • Climate Control
  • Smoking Rooms
  • In-Room Safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Alarm Clock
  • Desk
  • Pay Movies
  • Phone

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Gift Shop
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room
  • Pool
  • Spa Services
  • Concierge desk
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking/Valet
Renovations have transformed each room into a tranquil and beautiful space. These contemporary rooms offer luxurious linens and beautiful city views along with the comforts of modern living.

Activities & Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)

Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires

Dinner & Tango Show

Enjoy dinner followed by a traditional Argentinian tango show at El Viejo Almacen founded in 1969.

Price Range: $$

Argentina Experience Culinary Tour

Enjoy this introduction to the best of Argentine cuisine and culture with an international team of guides that will spoil you and take you through every step of this culinary journey. Learn how to cook some traditional Argentine specialties and sample some famous wines from the country,

Price Range: $$$

Tigre & Delta Cruise

Enjoy a relaxing cruise along the innumerable channels of the Tigre Delta to see some of the hundreds of islands just outside of Buenos Aires.

Price Range: $$

Fiesta Gaucha

Visit a working estancia, or farm, in Argentina's pampas, home to the gauchos!

Price Range: $$$

Museums Tour

During this tour you will have the chance to visit your choice of two of the most outstanding art museums in Buenos Aires. Choose between the National Museum of Fine Art, the Museo Isaac Fernandez Blanco, the Modern Art Museum, and the Museum of Latin American Art.

Price Range: $$$

Insider

Buenos Aires
Bariloche
El Calafate

Buenos Aires

Meet Julia Elena Buonaventura, one of your Local Hosts in Buenos Aires, ArgentinaMonograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Buenos Aires. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host about Buenos Aires and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host will share local Buenos Aires insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet Julia, a Local Host®

Born in Buenos Aires but having grown up under a very strong European influence, my father’s profession obliged the whole family to live in different countries. This provided me the opportunity to study foreign languages and at the same time be in touch with a wide variety of cultures, which has fostered my love of nature and especially people. This passion, together with a strong service vocation, made me embrace the tour guide profession, with which I’ve been involved since I was almost a teenager. I love the city where I was born, its wide avenues and parks, its cultural life, and every single corner where I can find even a simple story and share it with those that pass by throughout my daily life. From my point of view, Buenos Aires has everything, and everything here deserves to be seen and shared.

El Niño Bien

There are many tango shows for tourists in Buenos Aires, but this tango salon is where the locals go to strut their stuff. Have fun observing this graceful dance, but don’t be surprised if an instructor tries to coax you onto the floor. Note that this is not a Tango show, but a Milonga salon where local people go to dance and drink. Note: open from midnight and not all days of the week!

Museo Evita

You can stand before the Casada Rosada and see the balcony where Evita addressed her fans, and you can see the tomb where she was laid to rest in the beautiful Recoleta Cemetery. But to truly understand this controversial woman, visit the Museo Evita where her life story is told through her personal objects.

San Telmo Antiques Fair

Held every Sunday in Plaza Dorrego, this outdoor market is full of small antiques and crafts. Normally free live music and tango dancing complete the experience. The market does not take place when it’s raining.

Alvear Palace

Located in the exclusive Recoleta district of Buenos Aires, the Alvear Palace is one of the most luxurious hotels in South America. Step into the Lobby Bar to admire the elegant surroundings while you relax with a cocktail. Perhaps enjoy a selection from their extensive cognac and whiskey list.

Park Hyatt Buenos Aires Palacio Duhau

Located in the exclusive Recoleta district of Buenos Aires, this hotel opened its doors in 2006. The original building was the residence of the wealthy Duhau Family and was constructed with imported material from Europe. The combined old and new architecture is connected with magnificent terrace gardens. You may enter from Alvear Street or Posadas Street.

Cabaña Las Lilas

The average citizen in Argentina consumes 130 pounds of beef per year. If you want to fit in with everyone from local residents to government VIPs, head to this famous steakhouse dating back to 1905. Known worldwide, Cabaña Las Lilas serves the nation’s specialty like no one else. Every night, local and international leading figures of the 20th century flocked to La Cabana—the place to be seen—to enjoy its famous atmosphere and to sample some of the world’s finest beef. Now, it has relocated to Buenos Aires’ fashionable Recoleta area amid many boutiques, 5-star hotels, and beautiful gardens. The restaurant’s original interior has been lovingly recreated with Gaucho-style, large, open fireplaces and many original design details, including heavy-iron ornaments, leather, and burnished-copper utensils.

La Bourgogne

Taste Jean Paul Bondoux’s haute cuisine in Buenos Aires! La Bourgogne is a kind of gastronomic mecca for gourmets. It offers light meals of fish and beef during the day and the symphony of his creations in French regional specialties during the evenings. There is also the famous boutique of delicatessen products, including top cheeses, on the premises. It is open from Monday to Saturday, mid-day and evenings.

Gran Café Tortoni

Whether you make it to a performance at the majestic Teatro Colón or not, you’ll want to visit its equally famous Gran Café Tortoni. Sink into one of the red leather chairs, order the sidra, its signature alcoholic cider, and enjoy the 19th-century décor like Albert Einstein and Josephine Baker once did.

Belgrano

If you’re looking for a Buenos Aires neighborhood off the beaten path, look no further than the Chinatown located here. Considering most locals don’t even know it exists, you won’t bump into any tourists while exploring its shops and restaurants.

Calle Florida

Shopping in the “Paris of the South” is a delight, and you won’t be disappointed with the shops and boutiques here. Exquisite leather shops line Calle Florida, and many will custom-make something for you during your visit.

Calle Báez (Las Cañitas—Belgrano District)

Buenos Aires is known for its nightlife and whether you want dinner, drinks, dancing, or all three, you’ll find plenty of hot spots on this street.

Palacio Barolo

This odd-looking building, once the tallest in South America, has just recently been opened to the public. It offers sweeping views of the city from its unusual tower.

Palermo Soho & Palermo Hollywood

Don’t miss the trendy neighborhoods with excellent designer shops, cafés, and restaurants. They are recommended during the day and evening!

Bariloche

Meet one of your Local Host in Bariloche, ArgentinaMonograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Bariloche. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host about Bariloche and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host will share local Bariloche insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet a Local Host® in Bariloche

Born in San Carlos de Bariloche, Julia Elena has deep roots in her land. She studied tourism at the University in Buenos Aires, ultimately returning to Barilcohe where she has been a guide for more than 15 years. She loves to describe the rich history of her home city and is always learning herself in order to better serve her guests. With her experience and love of history and nature, she'll help you enjoy Bariloche to the fullest.

Visit to Havanna Factory

Havanna is known for serving Argentina’s best alfajor (a local confectionary delight), but you can also shop for chocolate and other intriguing foods here.

Francisco P. Moreno Museum of Patagonia

The Francisco P. Moreno Museum is housed by the East wing of the Civic Center in the City of Bariloche. It was inaugurated on March, 17, 1940 as a tribute to one of the greatest men who toured the Andes and Patagonia, and who donated the lands for the first national park in Argentina to the National Executive Branch of government. The National Parks Administration purchased the first anthropological and historical collection of artwork now displayed in the venue.

Blest Brewery

When visiting Bariloche, a tour around the famous and traditional brewery that proudly displays the craft beer brewing process is a must. It is a charming and amply-spaced brewery featuring European-inspired designs.

Jauja Ice-creams

Jauja offers a wide range of organic ice cream and chocolate.

El Calafate

Monograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to El Calafate. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host about El Calafate and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host will share local El Calafate insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Glaciarium Museum

The first museum in South America dedicated to the glaciers and Patagonia ice. It has a privileged location, situated close to El Calafate town (20-minute drive). The whole complex is a last generation interpretation center, which offers visitors an interactive exhibition with the aim to learn about the glaciers – investigations, scenic & lighting effects, multimedia programs and audiovisuals. It also features a permanent exhibition focused on global climate changes and the environmental issues. You can even enjoy a drink at the Glacio-Bar, the first Ice Bar in Argentina, a unique and fun way to welcome you to El Calafate – have a drink surrounded by ice! Allow 3-4 hours for this activity.

Open: Tuesdays to Sundays from 9:00am to 7:00pm (closed Mondays)

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2019 departures are subject to itinerary and price modifications. Details will be available in July 2018.

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