We’re headed to Argentina today (right now)! Despite being very busy these last few weeks and feeling like we haven’t had time to do much research, we managed to line up a few fun activities for our trip. I can’t decide which stop I’m most excited for – they’re all so different! Here’s a look at all we’ve booked so far:
About two months ago I read something online about a full moon walk at Iguazu Falls. It happens once a month, around the full moon (of course!), which is when we’ll be there! For 5 nights, a company takes 3 tours out to see the falls under the moonlight. We had such a great time when we did our night visit to the Alhambra, so I knew we had to take advantage of this. We booked and got our preferred date and time, and I can’t wait! I’m just crossing my fingers that the weather cooperates.
I already talked about our El Calafate activities in my post here, but will mention them again (now that we’ve officially booked). We’ll be taking the mini trekking tour with Hielo y Adventura on our first full day, which includes a trek across a glacier! Our second day will be a bit more relaxing but the views will be stunning – we’ll be on an all-day boat cruise that will allow us to get up close to the glaciers. We ended up booking with Marpatag because the experience looks more luxurious, but there are other (cheaper) options.
Nothing booked! We have two long hikes and a few short ones planned, but the days are flexible and there’s nothing to book in advance!
Not wanting to be bored (but how could we be?) with 5 days in the city, we booked a few fun and different activities. We’re starting out with dinner at the Argentine Experience – I guess it’s not a cooking class, and honestly I don’t really understand what it is. But it comes very highly rated and one of my best friends was just there and raves about it. This was a must do! The next night we are seeing a tango show! It doesn’t include dinner (which was our preference) and is in an intimate setting. If we like it enough, maybe we’ll visit a tango club 😉
We decided to take one day trip (as opposed to two, which just seemed like too much time away from the city) and it was between a visit to an estancia, the Tigre delta, and a day in Colonia del Sacramento (in Uruguay). Ryan found an estancia that offers a day trip (including transportation back and forth) that sounds like a lot of fun. It starts with a tour of the town (San Antinio de Areco) and then a visit to the estancia, with either horseback riding, a carriage ride, or a swim, a barbecue picnic, and a demonstration put on by gauchos! We booked this for the middle of our time I’m Buenos Aires.
We plan to tour the Teatro Colón, but thought it would be even more special to see an opera while in town. When we went to buy tickets, we noticed that there was also a concert, so we booked that instead! The performance is in two weeks and we just booked it this morning. Based on what I read online, we either wanted seats in the orchestra or the balcony. I’m not sure if this is the case with all performances, but there were almost no seats left. Luckily between the two of us we were able to navigate through the Spanish-only website and purchase two tickets.
The last thing we have booked is a graffiti tour. One of our friends went to Buenos Aires a few years ago and this was his favorite experience of the trip. We booked through Graffitimundo, which has south city and north city tours. However, the tours are only offered certain days, so although we really wanted to fit it in at the beginning of our trip, we’re having to wait until the very end.
And there you have it! A quick look at most of our plans for our trip. We have high hopes for everything we’ve booked and for the activities in between. We can’t wait for the adventure to begin!