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That depends on your interest in the cities, their history, and their culture. Buenos Aires really never sleeps, there is always something to do. Bicycle tours, walking tours, museums, theaters, cinemas, bookstores, cafes, shows and more. It´s recommended at least 3 nights in Buenos Aires, and the best is to stay some nights at the beginning of your trip and one night in the end.
Yes, and it is very easy. You only need a “Sube” card, which can be bought in the subway stations or in some “Kioskos”, you load the money you want and you can use it for the internal buses of the city, the subway, and the urban trains.
It depends on the time of year you visit us Buenos Aires since it . Buenos Aires is close to the river, so it is a city with humidity. This means that in summer it is hot and in winter it is cold, despite the degrees that it is, the humidity intensifies the temperature. For the summer it is best to have light clothes, comfortable shoes, a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen. For the winter it is best to have warm clothes, a raincoat and comfortable shoes. There will be nights where you will want to dress a little better, but it is not necessary to have formal clothes for any restaurant or for the tango show.
As in every big city, you have to be careful, but of course, you can go out! The fashionable area to go out at night is Palermo, there is a great variety of restaurants, bars of handmade beer or designer cocktails.
The trendy neighborhoods and where people use to go out are Palermo and Recoleta. If you want to be in a more historical area, the best would be San Telmo or downtown, near Obelisco and Av. Corrientes.
They are different experiences and both are worthy, they complement each other perfectly. The tango show is like going to see a play at the theater (you’ll enjoy the orchestra, the dancers, the costumes), plus you can have dinner there and the food of excellent quality. Another day you can schedule a visit to a “milonga”, where the locals dance tango, they are different milongas running on different days of the week so you need to make a little research there. In a milonga, you’ll see regular people dancing tango, have dinner (nothing too fancy) or a drink, dance with locals and other foreigners and even take a class if you want!
Famously called the ‘Paris of South America’, Buenos Aires was founded by the Spanish Crown in 1580. The region was originally home to the Querandies, a community of great runners that used to run and hunt deers and guanacos. Buenos Aires sits on the coast of Río de la Plata, the widest in the world. If you cross this immense river it will take you 1 hour to reach the other coast in Uruguay! The city was named after a virgin, Nuestra Señora del Buen Aire, who accompanied the first Spanish explorers.
Today, Buenos Aires has a vibrant cultural life, museums, galleries and theaters, and a busy nightlife that awakes early in the evenings and finishes late in the first morning hours. This is a South American capital city of contrasts where the districts of La Boca, Palermo and Recoleta all offer their own insight, each being known for either a culture, food and nightlife. Buenos Aires was recently declared a “prepared destination” by the WTTC (World Tourism Travel Council) and features many open circuits to discover the different barrios of the city.
Buenos Aires is the best-connected destination of Argentina. It has the biggest international airport, train and bus station with the largest frequency. The port is also frequented by cruises and has weekly departures to Uruguay where you can also enjoy day trips from Buenos Aires.
Located on the shore of Argentino Lake, El Calafate is the perfect destination to start a trip through Patagonia. The word “calafate” comes from a little bush with yellow flowers and dark blue berries that is pretty easy to find in this region. El Calafate is home to giant glaciers and isolated ranches where gaucho culture can be appreciated. It is also the perfect destination for outdoorsy travelers who enjoy hiking, horseback riding or navigate lakes and rivers. Most travelers come to El Calafate to see the famous Perito Moreno Glacier and navigate to its icy walls. You can even walk over the glacier in special mini trekking! From El Calafate, El Chaltén, another hiker’s paradise can be easily reached.
Iguazú Falls are located between the Argentine province of Misiones and the Brazilian state of Paraná. These magical falls were named Natural World Heritage in 1984 and one of the Seven Natural World Wonders in 2011. It features 250 waterfalls, and the widest is the Devil’s Throat (82 meters high). Iguazú Falls is the most international destination of Argentina and can be visited all year round. The falls are shared by three countries: Paraguay, Brazil, and Argentina. Both Brazil and Argentina have National Parks devoted to them, and they are sufficiently different in character to each merit a visit. Waterfalls are always a somewhat magical phenomenon and make every hike a little more special than just walking on a trail. However, when you have some of the largest waterfalls in the world placed in a tropical jungle climate, the phenomenon takes on a whole different level of incredible. That is what it is like to experience Iguazu Falls.
The Iberá Wetlands are among the last natural paradises on earth. Found to the south of Iguazu Falls, Esteros de Iberá is the second-largest wetlands in the world and is also one of the biggest freshwater reservoirs on the continent. This nature reserve covers over 5000 mi² of marsh with over 60 lakes. These marshlands offer one of the best spots for a nature-lover’s Argentina vacation. With an overwhelming variety of species, including more than 300 species of birds, Ibera is one of the best destinations for people looking to get a little bit closer to Argentine wildlife. Here, visitors can get face to face with caimans, capybaras, swamp deer, pampas deer, howler monkeys, giant otters, anacondas, greater rheas and over 350 species of birds that can be easily spotted.
Argentina is world-known for its “asado” and its delicious Malbec wine! Mendoza is the capital of the wine country and a destination for food enthusiasts and sybarites. Visit Mendoza and discover beautiful vineyards, wineries of all types and shapes and enjoy adventure tours like horseback riding and white water rafting. Mendoza’s best wine-growing region is situated 4,000 feet high in the Andes, making it one of the highest altitude wine regions in the world. Due to the high altitude and low humidity of the main wine-producing regions, organic wines can be easily produced in Argentina.
Northern Argentina features completely different landscapes from Patagonia and Iguazú. Travelers come to the north to wander the Calchaquí Valleys, visit the Humahuaca Gorge, declared a UNESCO World Heritage, and taste the delicious torrontés wine in Cafayate, the second wine-producing region after Mendoza. Salta is the starting point for most of the trips to this destination but it is easily combined with Jujuy. The Great Salt Flats, the Seven Color Hill and the craft markets of the isolated villages are also highlights of the region.
Nicknamed the “End of the World”, Ushuaia sits south of the Tierra del Fuego island and at the shore of the Beagle Channel. When Europeans set foot on these lands, marveled by the many fires made by the inhabitants of the region, the Yamanas, a community of superb fishermen and sailors that were the first to navigate through the channel and lakes in their canoes. Today, in Ushuaia, there are museums dedicated to the story of the Yamanas, and tours to visit remains of some former settlements. Ushuaia, founded as an Anglican mission and then known to feature the most southern Prison in Argentina, focuses on tourism as its main activity. Then there’s the unmistakable Tierra del Fuego National Park too, a visual spectacle of mirror-like lakes, imposing mountain peaks and alluring native forest reserves ready to explore. Every year is visited by travelers seeking to discover the amazing nature and wildlife of Patagonia.
Any tour in Buenos Aires would be remiss to not include a good deal about the city’s primary cultural contribution — the sultry combination of music and dance known as the Tango. The dance’s sensual movements build on hypnotic rhythms and nostalgic lyrics (when sung) to create a truly unforgettable experience.
Exploring the history of Tango is very much like exploring the history of Buenos Aires itself. Tango is a product of many different cultural influences (Spanish, Italian, French, African and Eastern European), having been developed in the crowded streets of the immigrant barrios La Boca and San Telmo. It can still be found there: in quite spontaneous ways in San Telmo’s Plaza Dorrego (particularly on a Sunday afternoon), and in a more touristy, semi-professional manner in La Boca. This is the best manner to first encounter the dance and music, for it recreates some of the flavors of the movement’s early period.
Tango gradually became a cultural export of Buenos Aires, and this professionalization soon became very popular throughout the world. It was still a while before the Argentine elite would completely accept it, but already the phenomenon of a Tango show was born. Today’s shows bear quite a lot of similarities with those first ones. It is difficult to venture through central Buenos Aires without being invited to one. Given the enormous variety of options, prices and quality, it is a good idea to go with some advice. Say Hueque has carefully chosen for its tours to Buenos Aires, some favorite places in the city to appreciate Tango performances based on the quality of the food, the show, the price, and the historical significance.
Tango was never meant only to be watched but danced. Some take a tour of Buenos Aires with the sole aim of learning the dance, but in reality, any time dedicated to it will guarantee to be a memorable, perhaps intoxicating experience. There are an immense number of dance halls or milongas in Buenos Aires that offer very different types of ambiance and style. Venture to places like the beginner-friendly La Viruta, which holds a nightly milonga (tango dance hall) and lessons. A milonga with a more advanced clientele includes the Salon Canning. This is just the tip of the iceberg—there are venues that feature electronic-infused versions, as well as ones devoted to gay and lesbian pairs.
The city’s tourism industry offers some very convenient ways to enjoy the Buenos Aires Tango, from the ‘TangotaxiDancers’ service, which provides dancing partners of both sexes and at every ability level, to guided Milonga tours and, of course, a Buenos Aires Tango Show. For those interested in learning more, there is also a Tango Afternoon—which includes a visit to the city’s Tango spots (like the Tango Museum on Avenida de Mayo) and introduces its key figures (such as Carlos Gardel—the godfather of Tango, his cheeky smile beneath a fedora is hard to miss). It also includes thorough group lessons and finishes in Café Tortoni.
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I just wanted to tell you how much we appreciated your efforts in making our trip quite memorable. Memories come back every day. Ushuaia warmed my heart by the empanadas from Martinica Bar De Lomos. They were the best empanadas we’d eaten on the trip and the owner is very kind and fun. I would suggest that for anyone going to the end of the world. I also think our hotel may have been a bit too far from restaurants, 3.5kms, but overall, I did warm to the place! I feel like I’m going backwards on our trip starting with Ushuaia! The tours we did there were all very interesting and fun except we could have done without the Beagle Channel boat ride. Having the morning off would have been great but we could have cancelled as well. We loved the atmospheres of Puerto Natales and Punta Arenas. The former had a cool, hippy vibe. Punta Arenas was interesting except it was Sunday. Still, we wandered the streets to see all the architecture and ended up at Wake Up, a very cool breakfast and lunch place which I highly recommend as well. A bit limited for dinner on a Sunday but whatever. Hotel room was clean, breakfast was uneventful. Our time in Torres del Paine was amazing. The hostels were fantastic and the hiking and touring were crazy! The weather cooperated with us as well. Transportation was easy and we were confident with everyone getting us, and our luggage, to where we wanted to go. The funny thing was, when I was reading about staying in a hostel I didn’t think much about it because we normally stay with our kids in the hostels so, when I found out that we’d be with strangers the first thing that crossed my mind was, I better get some pajamas!! Turned out to be so great. We had great conversations with whoever we met and the hiking was beautiful. Very impressed with anyone who finished the ‘W’. El Chalten was strangely a really cool place. It makes everyone feel young again! We hiked up to Mt FitzRoy and then to Laguna Torre the next day. So beautiful. That La Lenga scent was encouraging us on! The hotel in El Chalten was just right. El Calfate was cool and we did our best shopping there except for Zoe’s sweater which we found in La Boca with Florencia. It reminded us of a similar town in Alberta, Canada. By the way, all the glaciers we saw were super and mind blowing and sad of course because they are melting so quickly. The refugio was perfect. Our time in the north was wonderful although maybe a bit too much driving. At the same time, that can’t be helped. Salt Flats were neat and I recommend taking the extra time to take the tour. In hindsight, we would have loved to have stayed in Purmamarca for another night. We really enjoyed ourselves in one restaurant where there were three boys playing their guitars and drums for us and singing, what I think were, folk songs. The hotel in Purmamarca was exactly what Jack and I love because it was beautiful and had a separate sitting area. We just might go back for some hiking in the area and then stay there so that we could cook our own meals. If we had done the trip backwards, we would have spent more time there. Gerardo did a fantastic job guiding and driving us safely around. It’s a lot of driving for him too but all very interesting. Lastly, we fell in love with Buenos Aires. Florencia gave us a wonderful tour and we really learned a lot about the city. The following day, we felt quite comfortable getting around and Florencia’s recommendations, the Hyatt for lunch for example, were bang on. Thank you so much for helping us with our trip. We have already recommended you to a friend although he is arriving on Saturday so little time, but you never know. Our many friends on facebook and instagram couldn’t believe what we saw so we will be recommending you to all of our friends. Gracias
I write to you today to express my heartfelt gratitude for all that you have done for me. I deeply appreciated your kindness, patience and wonderful professionalism. All of my guides were lovely and knowledgeable people. I feel like I have made friends for life! I have fallen in love with Argentina and I cannot wait to come back with my husband. I hope that someday soon I can host you in India and reciprocate some of the amazing hospitality I experienced. I wish you and your company achieve even greater heights.
We thoroughly enjoyed our Argentine Experience. The trip you designed for us fit perfectly and we appreciate your being sensitive to the energy 2 couples over 70 can maintain for 2 weeks. I put a review on TripAdvisor and hope it helps to attract additional interest in Say Hueque. We greatly enjoyed many experiences on the trip, from the tours in Buenos Aires and the El Ateneo book store to El Calafate and the Perito Moreno Glacier; from the view of Mt Fitz Roy in El Chalten to Ushuaia with the penguins, hike and fresh meal; and Mendoza wines, tour to Mt Aconcaqua and Cristina Brino’s cooking class. Many of the guides were exceptional. Some to mention are Tina in Buenos Aires, Nancy at Nibepo Aike, the guides with Piratour and Tierra Turismo in Ushuaia, Lena in Mendoza and Aixa at Corazon del Sol . It was a wonderful time - you have our great thanks and appreciation. Below are some suggestions for you to consider for future experiences. These are from Bonnie and me, Lois and Mark may have some additional observations. - The trip home on the 25th was a long day and the day before was an open day prior to the cooking class. Something that would have helped the travel would be to go to Buenos Aires the morning of the 24th leaving the afternoon of the 24th and morning of the 25th open for additional touring in Buenos Aires - there is always more to see. This would have eliminated much of the long wait at the airport. - The cooking class was wonderful. Cristina and her staff were great, entertaining presented a meal fit for 3 times the number of people. Unfortunately for us the class was on the Day of Remembrance for the disappeared and taxi and Uber service was limited. Villa Mansa staff had trouble finding a ride for us to Finca Adalgisa and Cristina and her staff had a lot of trouble finding a ride back to Villa Mansa. No taxi was to be found and we finally got a ride with Joaquin, an employee at the hotel that serves breakfast, at almost midnight. I’m not sure what to suggest for the class was a lot of fun. It probably is offered limited days of the week. Thank, Antonella and everyone else at Say Hueque for giving us a wonderful time,
Our vacation was fantastic. Everything was well prepared. Excellent communication with the organizer; my emails were nearly immediately responded to. The accommodations were as promised, with a few additions. In hotels/hostels, there was information on our departures/excursions waiting for us. The transportation was on time. We had ample time for ourselves and were free to use it anyway we saw fit. I have nothing negative to say. I'd like to go on this vacation again, even though I only have positive recollections! Already missing the sun, rain, people, and scenery.
I was on the verge of burnout, so I decided to take some time for myself and go on a once-in-a-lifetime journey to reenergize and regain my strength. I picked Argentina because a good Argentinian friend recommended Say Hueque Tours Services, and I will be eternally thankful to her. Every part of the trip was efficiently addressed, from the immaculate planning and attention to detail (printing out the boarding tickets, for example) to the real aid and attention to my demands (custom travel agenda). Folks, this is true Customer Service at its finest. Bravo!
We visited: Salta, Catchi, Cafayete, Salt -Flat, Purmamarca, Tilcara, Iguazú falls ,Buenos Aires. The whole trip was 100 % organized by Say Hueque . Everything was perfect, the hotels, guides, scenery, the whole itinerary. I would recomend this agency for self drive trips!
Our trip: Buenos Aires, Igauzu Falls, Salta, Huhuamaca Canyon/Valley, Purmamarca, Salt Flats. You will not find a better way to see these cities and sites, or any other place in Argentina than Say Hueque. Talk about worry-free, accomodating, flexible. Thay are simply the best. Highly recommend Say Huque!
I would just like to say a big thank you for your help; we had a wonderful time and came back feeling that we had a very good picture of your amazing country : the variety, the sheer vastness and the (mostly) happy attitude of the people towards life; I would also like to comment on the excellence of all the guides we had - Tina in BA, Chris (I think) in Tierra del Fuego, Celia in P Iguazú and Eduardo in Salta who drove us many hundreds of kilometres with great skill and patience. They were all very knowledgeable and good humoured and obviously enjoy their job. All the transfers were punctual and stress free and I thank you again for making our holiday such a pleasure.
We had a 14 day private tour organized by Say Hueque, visiting Salta, Calafate, Train to the Clouds, Salinas Grande, Purmamarca, IguazuFalls (both countries), Estancia Ombu and BA sites and Tango. All the transits, tours, guides, drivers and accommodations were excellent. We had to use the emergency number once and that to was well handled in off hours by customer service. The scenery, the cities /towns, the wine and the people were beyond our expectations. We recommend Say Hueque!
Say Hueque did a wonderful job. They individualized our visit to Buenos Aires and Iguazú Falls. Sandra was an exceptional guide in Buenos Aires. She brought the history of this beautiful city alive for us. We felt very well taken care of!
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