A 10 day highlights of Buenos Aires, inc Iguazu Falls designed to maximise 2 weekends and just a week off work.
Argentine Tango is the trip for vibrant city lovers, but with a taste of nature at its most awe inspiring, (with our 2 days at Iguazu falls). On this trip we get into the Argentine way, with late starts to the day (think sleep ins and 10-11 starts) we dine with the locals at 9-10 pm and get to enjoy this city which comes to life at night. Yes we will visit a couple of Gay bars but be aware discos don’t even open till 1 am and with most of us over 50 it takes stamina so we will save the big night out until our last Friday night. Grinder of course works all day and a few of the boys on the last trip made good use of the local “Love” hotel, if they were twin sharing. There is plenty of ”free time” to do your own thing, discover the art galleries and architecture. We dine together every evening and I take you to see the very best of the city for about 3-4 hours a day on my ”see the sights walks”. So think total holiday not a boot camp ticking off sights, this is designed for mature boys, but there will be a lot of walking so a certain level of on your feet fitness is requited. There are surprises and treats along the way, but that a secret. Be assured you will see all the major sights but the order we do them in will be weather dependant and the great thing on this trip is we have the time to be little flexible.
We start in Buenos Aires, the cultural heart of Argentina, faded grandeur is how I would describe this city, which remains one of my all-time favourite travel destinations. There is Tango, Art, great food and wine, and of course one of Latin America’s most vibrant gay nightlife cities. We stay in the San Telmo district to discover the heart of tango and bohemian life, in this old historic part of the city from where everything is easily accessible.
There is time in Buenos Aires to head off exploring your own interests, like the art galleries, architecture, etc either on your own, or join me for my daily exploring through, San Telmo, La Boca, Palermo and Plaza de Mayo. We visit Evita’s resting place, take a day trip to Tegre on the coastal train, and explore the new city of Puerto Madero.
From Buenos Aires we fly to Iguazu Falls arguably the world’s most spectacular waterfall (site for the movie the Mission) exploring these awesome falls from both the Argentine (full day) and Brazilian (1/2 day) side. There are rain-forest walks and birds in abundance.
In the morning we will catch the fast ferry across the Rio de la Plata to the UNESCO world heritage town of Colonia del Sacramento (in Uruguay) with its delightful cobbled streets and colonial architecture. We spend one night here, before heading on to Montevideo Uruguay’s capital to explore the old centre and vibrant food scene.
We have a leisurely start to the morning before transferring back to the airport of our flight back to Buenos Aires for our final 2 nights, this Friday evening we stay up late having a end of trip meal together before hitting the gay nightlife in Palermo, this is a late one so Saturday is recovery and in afternoon a last chance for some shopping.