- Buenos Aires Extension2 days from $1,950
Before embarking on your expedition, take time to explore the eclectic neighborhoods and grand colonial avenues of Buenos Aires. Twirl alongside tango dancers on the colorful streets of La Boca, get a taste for Argentine café culture in San Telmo, and visit the famed Colón Theater. Delve into the city’s rich history and culture while discovering its art galleries, museums, and historic districts.
Depart on your overnight flight, arriving the next morning in Buenos Aires. Set out to explore the Argentine capital, a city of leafy parks and eclectic architecture, where art nouveau apartment buildings stand beside neoclassical cathedrals and steel skyscrapers. Begin in the colorful neighborhood of La Boca, where you might spy tango dancers twirling down painted streets. Continue to San Telmo, strolling over cobblestones, past colonial buildings, and through markets brimming with antiques. Cap off your tour at the Plaza de Mayo in the heart of the city—presided over by the striking presidential palace, the Casa Rosada—and gaze up at the pink balconies made famous by Eva Perón.
This morning, step inside the world-famous Colón Theater—a grand opera house with extraordinary acoustics, considered among the best in the world. First opened in 1908, the historic structure and rich scarlet and gold interiors were fully restored in 2010. Head down to the waterfront neighborhood of Puerto Madero, where historic warehouses have been transformed into elegant lofts, hotels, and art galleries. Enjoy lunch at a stylish local restaurant, then explore the exceptional collection of Latin American art at the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA). After dinner, step into the halls of a restored colonial building to take in performances of traditional and modern tango.
Venture outside the city to Tigre, where the Paraná River splits into many branches, forming a vast, ecologically rich delta. At the Delta Terra natural reserve, explore winding trails and learn about the efforts to protect this imperiled environment, home to unique flora and fauna including the capybara, river otter, jaguar, and Pampas cat. Return to Buenos Aires to visit the Evita Museum for a look into the life and achievements of Eva Perón. Then step into the vast labyrinth of Recoleta Cemetery and see exquisite mausoleums in a variety of architectural styles, including the graves of Eva Perón and other Argentine legends. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner to kick off the main expedition.