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The Best of Argentina Escorted 2018

The Best of Argentina Escorted 2018 ~
Patagonia & Buenos Aires

11 Nights | 6 Rounds | January 15 - 26

PRE-TOUR EXTENSION ~ Iguazú Falls
2 Nights | Full Day Tour of the Falls | January 13 - 15

Once we discovered why it’s said “you can hear the silence” in Argentina, the choice for our newest destination was made. Patagonia is stunning. The majestic Andes reach nearly 23,000 feet into the western sky while the plateau of steppes and grasslands stretch forever on their way... Read More.

to the Atlantic. This is unspoiled natural beauty on a scale like New Zealand’s but twice as remote. It is the setting for seven of the eleven nights and four of the six rounds on our newest Escorted Tour, The Best of Argentina ~ Patagonia and Buenos Aires Escorted 2018.

This is a tale of two trips because we begin with four nights and two rounds in Buenos Aires, the high energy cosmopolitan heart of Argentina. Lonely Planet writer Sandra Bao, who was born here in the capital, says “BA is sexy, vibrant and supremely confident. It looks a bit European but with edgy Latin American twist.” That’s a picture that paints itself when you remember it was Argentina that gave us the tango.  Our golf here includes Olivos Golf Club, one of the finest clubs in South American and 2016 host to the 111th Argentina Open, plus the fine Buenos Aries Golf Club, site of Tiger Wood’s and David Duval’s World Golf Championship victory in 2000. A steak dinner at any of the parrillas (beef restaurants) in San Telmo, a trendy barrio with cobblestone streets just six blocks from Plaza de Mayo, promises the most authentic churrasco experience imaginable. Between the golf is a day for exploring the city along with La Bamba Ranch where we will join a fiesta gaucho, or a party with the cowboys.

Next we fly two hours southwest to San Martin de los Andes in the Patagonia Lakes Region. The city of 18,000 is tucked into a geological basin beside Lake Lácar, a glacial lake in the Andes Mountains. We’ll play Jack Nicklaus’ Chapelco Golf Club along with one of Greg Norman’s best at El Desafio. After El Desafio, we’ll lunch beside the river before we fish for trout in the Fly Fishing Clinic.

A tour highlight follows with our 6o mile drive south on the Camino de los 7 Lagos (The Road of the Seven Lakes) to Bariloche. This is one of world’s most scenic roadways enjoyed even more thanks to lunch at Las Balsas, a Relaix Chateau Hotel on the shores of Nahuel Huapi Lake offering unforgettable views and superb dining.   We’ll arrive mid-afternoon at the spectacular Llao Llao Hotel & Resort, member of Leading Hotels of the World.  This grand mountain lodge, complete with exposed cypress walls and oversized stone fireplaces, is home for the next four nights in Lake View rooms.  Golfers will play twice, non-golfers will enjoy the resort including its exceptional spa, all will enjoy our half day tour by boat to Isla Victoria in the Nahuel Huapi National Park.

If you enjoy combining your love of the game with a passion for travel, you’ll find a lot to like about this escorted experience for a party of 20-24.  Arrangements are in place for every aspect of this fully managed program including various meals, guided sightseeing, carts/caddies and local transportation.  It is an excellent opportunity for couples and individuals to join a group of like-minded future friends!

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Itinerary in Brief
January 15 - 26, 2018
Jan 15 Buenos Aires Arrive
Jan 16 Buenos Aires Golf & Sightseeing
Jan 17 Buenos Aires Sightseeing
Jan 18 Buenos Aires Golf & Sightseeing
Jan 19 San Martin de Los Andes Sightseeing
Jan 20 San Martin de Los Andes Golf & Sightseeing
Jan 21 San Martin de Los Andes Golf & Sightseeing
Jan 22 Bariloche Sightseeing
Jan 23 Bariloche Golf & Sightseeing
Jan 24 Bariloche Sightseeing
Jan 25 Bariloche Golf & Sightseeing
Jan 26 Bariloche Departure
     
PRE-TOUR EXTENSION ~ Iguazú Falls
Jan 13 Iguazú Arrival
Jan 14 Iguazú Private Tour

Detailed Itinerary

MONDAY, JANUARY 15: BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

Morning arrival Buenos Aires. Met on arrival and private transfer to the Loi Suites Recoleta. The hotel provides our guests arriving on overnight flights with an early check in guarantee, allowing a chance to properly rest.

Buenos Aires is a charming city with a strong influence from many of the main European cities. Beautiful walks, avenues, parks, monumental buildings, cafes, museums and churches gathered in 26 districts, each with its own distinct personality, gives it a truly cosmopolitan air. The northern quarter resembles the most elegant areas of Paris; May Avenue and it's innumerable cafes houses revives the flavor of Madrid's Gran Via; the shady Belgrano streets recall the distinguished Londoners suburb; Naples seems to be present in the noisy and colored La Boca quarter.

In the afternoon join our short city orientation tour.

This evening Welcome Cocktails & Dinner at the renowned Cabaña Las Lilas, one of the most respected parrillas (steakhouse) in the city.

OVERNIGHT: Loi Suites Recoleta - Superior Room

TUESDAY, JANUARY 16: BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

GOLF: Olivos Golf Club is considered one of the finest courses in South America, and the best in Argentina. This is home to Argentine Masters plays every year which has a hall of fame family of champions including Payne Stewart, Bernard Langher, Gary Player, Vijay Singh and Craig Stadler. It's a parkland course of 6,705 yards and big trees laid out over a piece of land with lot of ramps and movement. The par 4s are tough with dog legs and several hazards protect approaches and tee shots. The club hosted the 111th Argentina Open in 2016 and is currently ranked 71st on Golf Digest's "Best Outside US" list.

SIGHTSEEING: Visit the Tigre Area on excursion by both land and boat. Situated 20 miles north from Buenos Aires, Tigre is the departing point to explore the Delta of the Paraná River, a very picturesque and charming place in Argentina. Puerto de Frutos is one of the most attractive places to visit in Tigre City. Here you will find an outdoor Fruit & Craft Market where visitors can buy local produce such as jellies, liquors and preserves and crafts made of wicker, cane and wood. Early afternoon return to hotel.

OVERNIGHT: Loi Suites Recoleta - Superior Room

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17: BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

Today a chance for all guests to enjoy a full ranch day experience at La Bamba.

You will experience a 'fiesta gaucha' (a party with the cowboys) on this full-day tour from Buenos Aires to La Bamba Ranch, the most exclusive "estancia" (ranch) in the Buenos Aires area. Loosely translated as the South American version of cowboys, gauchos are residents of the Argentina plains, and at La Bamba they offer ranch activities, horseback rides, a BBQ lunch, wine and a performance of their fantastic horse-riding skills.

OVERNIGHT: Loi Suites Recoleta - Superior Room

THURSDAY, JANUARY 18: BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

GOLF: Buenos Aires Golf Club was designed by renowned architect Robert Van Hagge and built in 1994. It is ranked 79th of the "Best Outside US" and top 2 in Argentina, and guarantees a great golf experience. Water hazards abound. The club hosted the 2000 World Golf Championship won by David Duval and Tiger Woods by three strokes over the home Argentine team of Ángel Cabrera and Eduardo Romero.

SIGHTSEEING: Today a chance to relax or further explore Buenos Aires. Our guide will be available to assist.

In the evening all guests will enjoy a Tango Show with dinner at Gala Tango including a private 30 minute lesson before the dinner. This dance is synonymous with Argentina. Its sensuality has traveled the world in the voices of famous singers. From its origin in the marginal neighborhood of La Boca at the beginning of the twentieth century, Tango has come a long way and today is danced in the finest dancehalls in Buenos Aires and the world.

OVERNIGHT: Loi Suites Recoleta - Superior Room

FRIDAY, JANUARY 19: SAN MARTIN DE LOS ANDES, ARGENTINA

Mid morning today we depart Buenos Aires for a two hour flight to San Martin de los Andes in the North Patagonia Zone Lake Area then a short transfer to the Loi Suites Chapelco Hotel.

Patagonia straddles the Andean mountain range in the southernmost reaches of South America and incorporates both Chile and Argentina. It is a stunningly beautiful area with some of the world's most dramatic scenery.

San Martin de los Andes is located on the shores of Lake Lácar, the city is located in a natural basin, protecting it from the wind. Its geographical location is of singular beauty, almost hidden in a sumptuous amphitheater in the mountains that preserves the fertility of its lake and forest

Afternoon at leisure to explore the village.

OVERNIGHT: Loi Suites Chapelco Hotel - Golf View Room

SATURDAY, JANUARY 20: SAN MARTIN DE LOS ANDES, ARGENTINA

GOLF: Chapelco Golf Club is currently ranked #4 in Argentina and is the first Jack Nicklaus and Jack Nicklaus II co-designed golf course in South America. One of the Nicklaus' design philosophies is to avoid disrupting the natural setting as much as possible. They believe it is very important to preserve the natural features of the land and not go against what Mother Nature has created, thereby letting the surroundings shape the golf holes to fit the existing terrain.

SIGHTSEEING: Non-Golfers have an opportunity to relax and enjoy all that the Chapelco resort has to offer.

Early this evening the the group will transfer to the nearby village for dinner at a local Patagonian restaurant.

OVERNIGHT: Loi Suites Chapelco Hotel - Golf View Room

SUNDAY, JANUARY 21: SAN MARTIN DE LOS ANDES, ARGENTINA

GOLF: This morning play the stunning El Desafio Golf Course, a fabulous Greg Norman design, although only comprising 9 holes. It will set golfers up perfectly for our afternoon activities.

The group will enjoy an outdoor lunchtime barbecue on the banks of a Patagonian river, followed by an afternoon Fly Fishing Clinic.

Patagonia is renowned worldwide for the quality of its fishing. The rods will be prepared, and the boats launched. Beginners will learn the first steps, enjoy the scenery and catch trout (perhaps!). Advanced and experts can choose fishing for quantity or quality trout, and focus on specific techniques they would like to perform with the guide.

Return to the hotel in the late afternoon.

OVERNIGHT: Loi Suites Chapelco Hotel - Golf View Room

MONDAY, JANUARY 22: BARILOCHE, ARGENTINA

Today we make the highly scenic drive along the "Camino de los 7 Lagos" (Seven Lakes Route), one of the most famous circuits in Argentinian Patagonia. It is a 60 mile route, that links the towns of San Martín de los Andes and Villa La Angostura, both in the Neuquén province, covering the south sector of Lanín National Park and the north of Nahuel Huapi National Park. The route passes by lakes Lácar, Hermoso, Falkner, Villarino, Traful, Correntoso, Espejo and Nahuel Huapi, as well as by other minor lakes. Together with the lakes the other big attraction of the route is that it goes through the beautiful Andean-Patagonian forest, dominated by native species like the different Nothofagus (Roble Beech, Antarctic Beech, Chilean southern Beech and South American Beech) and others like the Cordilleran Cypress and the Radal.

At noon time arrive Las Balsas, a Relaix Chateau Hotel with a delightful restaurant on the shores of the Nahuel Huapi Lake offering unforgettable views and outstanding dining.

After lunch we continue our scenic journey to Bariloche. Arrival mid afternoon. Check in at the 5-star Llao Llao Hotel & Resort, a member of Leading Hotels of the World.

OVERNIGHT: Llao Llao Hotel & Resort - Lake View Room

TUESDAY, JANUARY 23: BARILOCHE, ARGENTINA

GOLF: The best club in Patagonia is found just 15 minutes from town at Arelauquen Golf Club. It's a 6,693 yard parkland layout on the northwestern shore of Lake Gutiérrez surrounded by the lake, the Andes and thick forests in every direction.

SIGHTSEEING: Non-Golfers have an opportunity to relax and enjoy all that the Llao Llao resort has to offer.

OVERNIGHT: Llao Llao Hotel & Resort - Lake View Room

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24: BARILOCHE, ARGENTINA

Today all guests will enjoy a half day tour to Isla Victoria in the Nahuel Huapi National Park. The tour begins at Puerto Pañuelo, on the shores of the picturesque Llao Llao Peninsula, where we board our catamarán for the 30 minute cruise to the northernmost branch of the lake. Isla Victoria has varied foliage, including the arctic beech, and some easy hiking trails, and if you spend time wandering, you can find some solitary beaches on which to sit and contemplate the lake. There are cave paintings on the island that mark a distant paste when the island was inhabited by Indians. In the Mapuche language for "Nahuel Huapi", nahuel means "jaguar" and huapi means "island".

Remainder of day at leisure.

OVERNIGHT: Llao Llao Hotel & Resort - Lake View Room

THURSDAY, JANUARY 25: BARILOCHE, ARGENTINA

GOLF: Llao Llao Golf Club, with a superb location, surrounded by deep-blue lakes, snow-covered mountains and natural forests, the golf course belongs to the Llao Llao Hotel & Resort. It has asymmetric fairways, imposing green and bunkers perfectly integrated to the environment. The layout crosses the Nahuel Huapi Lake a number of times a quite a few times and its dramatic 18th hole is one of two holes in Argentina which are rated amongst the best 500 hundred in the world.

SIGHTSEEING: Non-Golfers have an opportunity to relax and enjoy all that the Llao Llao resort has to offer.

In the evening we join together in the Llao Llao Hotel & Resort for our Farewell Dinner.

OVERNIGHT: Llao Llao Hotel & Resort - Lake View Room

FRIDAY, JANUARY 26: BARILOCHE, ARGENTINA

Late morning we make the short transfer to Bariloche Airport for the nonstop 2 hour flight back to Buenos Aires. Guests making evening homeward departures (earliest recommended departure 7:00PM) will be transferred to Buenos Aires International Airport. Our tour concludes with great memories and friendships made!

PRE-TOUR EXTENSION ~ Iguazú Falls
2 Nights | Full Day Tour of the Falls | January 13 - 15

SATURDAY, JANUARY 13: IGUAZÚ, ARGENTINA

Morning arrival Buenos Aires. Met on arrival and transferred to Buenos Aires domestic airport for short flight north directly into Iguazu where you will again be met and transferred to the 5-star Grand Iguazu Hotel.

Remainder of the day to relax.

OVERNIGHT: Grand Iguazú Hotel - Standard room.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 14: IGUAZÚ, ARGENTINA

Enjoy a full day private tour to the Argentine side of the Iguazú Falls and Grand Aventura Boat Ride. Located on Iguazú river, which represents the border between Argentina and Brazil, this natural wonder is made up of about 160 to 270 falls, depending on the volume of water the river carries. They are higher and every bit as beautiful as Niagara Falls in the United States and Victoria Falls in Africa. Visitors can also see the waterfalls from below. The track leads among begonias, orchids, ferns and palms where one can see toucans, parrots, swifts and myriad of butterflies of all colors.

During the excursions participants will board special boats that will take them, at high speed, to enjoy one of the most unforgettable experience in the region: the direct and wet contact with the mighty Iguazú Falls!

Return to the hotel with remainder of the day at leisure.

OVERNIGHT: Grand Iguazú Hotel - Standard room.

MONDAY, JANUARY 15: BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

Morning transfer to Iguazú Airport for return flight to Buenos Aires, where you will be met and transferred to the Loi Suites Recoleta to meet your fellow participants for The Best of Argentina ~ Patagonia and Buenos Aires Escorted 2018.

Golf Schedule

Olivos Golf Club: BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINAOlivos Golf Club

Olivos Golf Club is considered one of the finest courses in South America, and the best in Argentina. This is home to Argentine Masters plays every year which has a hall of fame family of champions including Payne Stewart, Bernard Langher, Gary Player, Vijay Singh and Craig Stadler. It's a parkland course of 6,705 yards and big trees laid out over a piece of land with lot of ramps and movement. The par 4s are tough with dog legs and several hazards protect approaches and tee shots. The club hosted the 111th Argentina Open in 2016 and is currently ranked 71st on Golf Digest's "Best Outside US" list.

Buenos Aires Golf Club: BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINABuenos Aires Golf Club

Buenos Aires Golf Club was designed by renowned architect Robert Van Hagge and built in 1994. It is ranked 79th of the "Best Outside US" and top 2 in Argentina, and guarantees a great golf experience. Water hazards abound. The club hosted the 2000 World Golf Championship won by David Duval and Tiger Woods by three strokes over the home Argentine team of Ángel Cabrera and Eduardo Romero.

Chapelco Golf Club: SAN MARTIN DE LOS ANDES, ARGENTINAChapelco Golf Club

Chapelco Golf Club is currently ranked #4 in Argentina and is the first Jack Nicklaus and Jack Nicklaus II co-designed golf course in South America. One of the Nicklaus' design philosophies is to avoid disrupting the natural setting as much as possible. They believe it is very important to preserve the natural features of the land and not go against what Mother Nature has created, thereby letting the surroundings shape the golf holes to fit the existing terrain.


El Desafio: SAN MARTIN DE LOS ANDES, ARGENTINAEl Desafio Golf Course

Play the stunning El Desafio Golf Course, a fabulous Greg Norman design, although only comprising 9 holes.

Arelauquen Golf Club: BARILOCHE, ARGENTINAArelauquen Golf Club

The best club in Patagonia is found just 15 minutes from town at Arelauquen Golf Club. It's a 6,693 yard parkland layout on the northwestern shore of Lake Gutiérrez surrounded by the lake, the Andes and thick forests in every direction.

Llao Llao Golf Club: BARILOCHE, ARGENTINALlao Llao Golf Club

Llao Llao Golf Club, with a superb location, surrounded by deep-blue lakes, snow-covered mountains and natural forests, the golf course belongs to the Llao Llao Hotel & Resort. It has asymmetric fairways, imposing green and bunkers perfectly integrated to the environment. The layout crosses the Nahuel Huapi Lake a number of times a quite a few times and its dramatic 18th hole is one of two holes in Argentina which are rated amongst the best 500 hundred in the world.

Accommodations

Loi Suites Recoleta: BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

Loi Suites RecoletaWonderfully set overlooking the beautiful waters of Rio de la Plata (River Plate), the chic 5-star Loi Suites Recoleta Hotel enjoys a prime location in Buenos Aires' fashionable residential neighborhood of Recoleta. Surrounded by magnificent mansions and buildings exhibiting a French architectural style, the hotel is within easy reach of Argentina's famous La Recoleta Cemetery. Guest rooms and suites are appointed with an elegant décor, complimentary high-speed internet access, and individual climate-control. This premier hotel boasts a large indoor swimming pool area with a café, fitness center, jacuzzi, and sauna facilities. Guests begin their day with a free buffet breakfast. Gourmet dining is offered in the hotel's La Fuente restaurant.

Loi Suites Chapelco Hotel: SAN MARTIN DE LOS ANDES, ARGENTINA

Loi Suites Chapelco HotelLocated next to Chapelco Golf Club, this upscale hotel in San Martin de los Andes has 76 sleek, modern rooms with mountain views, minibars, free WI-FI and 32" flat-screen TVs. The hotel features a full-service spa, an indoor and outdoor pool. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage.

Llao Llao Hotel & Resort: BARILOCHE, ARGENTINA

Llao Llao Hotel & ResortThis famous hotel is situated in the foothills of the Andes on a hill between the Moreno Lake and Nahuel Huapi lakes in the heart of Argentina's Lake District. It is reminiscent of a grand mountain lodge, complete with exposed cypress walls and oversized stone fireplaces. The original building, designed by Alejandro Bustillo, was only open for only a short time before being destroyed by fire in 1939. A year later Bustillo opened a new facility constructed of reinforced concrete and stone. The hotel has a 15-hectare park, an 18-hole golf course, a marina, pools inside and out , a full service spa plus five restaurants serving a variety of dishes from International Cuisine to the best of Argentia including "Llao Llao Tea" which is served with a spectacular view of the Hotel gardens and the breathtaking Nahuel Huapi Lake.

Grand Iguazú Hotel - Standard room: IGUAZÚ, ARGENTINA

Llao Llao Hotel & ResortLocated just 15 minutes from the Iguazú National Park, home to the astounding Iguazú Falls, and 20 minutes from the Puerto Iguazu Airport, the Iguazu Grand Resort Spa & Casino is the most luxurious hotel in the city of Puerto Iguazu, Argentina. It features 134 suites with minibar, LED TV and Wi-Fi. Our Spa del Paraiso offers a full menu of therapeutic treatments along with a water circuit that includes sauna, steam room, Scottish shower, indoor pool and a Roman bath. Casino Iguazú is one of the leading casinos in Latin-America featuring 40 table games including poker along with 220 slots.


Ground Transportation

Your local ground transportation will be provided throughout by a Deluxe Motor Coach and Driver. With exceptionally comfortable seats, increased leg room and panoramic windows your motor coach and driver provides a relaxing and safe travel experience. Interiors typically contain reclining seats, multiple tables, an electronics package, a large fridge, luggage space and air conditioning.

Beyond being professional coach operators, your driver will also take care of everyone's golf equipment, they'll assist with check-ins to your hotels and golf courses. This way you can relax with complete confidence that the logistics of your vacation are in expert hands.

Tour Pricing Per Guest

11 NIGHTS – Buenos Aires & Pat
Golfer: $7,395 | Non-Golfer: $6,435 | Single Supplement: $1,975

2 NIGHTS – Iguazú Falls Pre-Tour Extension
Non-Golfer: $1,645 | Single Supplement: $395

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Tour Inclusions

  • Eleven (11) nights' accommodations in specified category (as listed in itinerary) rooms in 4 and 5 star hotels based on twin occupancy
  • Full Breakfast daily
  • Four (4) included dinners. 2 included lunches. Beer, wine & soft drinks with included dinners/lunches
  • Snack lunches at golf courses or on sightseeing tours where timings permit
  • Green fees for six (6) rounds of golf including shared electric golf cart (caddies at Olivios GC and powered walking carts at Areauquen GC)
  • All privately guided sightseeing tours and admission charges
  • Tango Show and Dance Lessons
  • Fly Fishing Clinic
  • All airport transfers and ground transportation
  • Two (2) domestic Argentinian flights as listed in coach class
  • Additional checked baggage allowance for golfers
  • Local English speaking guides
  • Services of PerryGolf Tour Host/Manager throughout
  • All local taxes service charges and gratuities on included items

Iguazú Pre-Tour Inclusions

  • Two (2) nights' accommodations in in Grand Iguazú Hotel based on twin occupancy
  • Full Breakfast daily
  • Private Full day tour to Argentinian side of Falls & High Speed boat trip.
  • Airport transfers and ground transportation
  • Return flights to Buenos Aires in coach class
  • Local English speaking guides
  • All local taxes service charges

Not Included

Airfare to/from Argentina, airport taxes, visa fees | Drinks and meals other than specified | Personal expenses


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