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Buenos Aires & Uruguay | Ultra-Luxe Private Tour | Argentina & Uruguay (7 days)

Blue Parallel

Buenos Aires, Argentina To Buenos Aires, Argentina

Valid for Departures Now Through: 15 Oct 2018

Buenos Aires & Uruguay | Ultra-Luxe Private Tour | Argentina & Uruguay (7 days)

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires None

Please note that the following itinerary is an example, as all of our journeys are custom-made.

VIP greeting upon arrival in the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires after an overnight flight. With its vibrant nightlife, European heritage, historic architecture, and creative cultural movements, Buenos Aires is the most visited city on the continent. After settling in to your accommodations, head out on your first sightseeing tour of the city and explore the aristocratic neighborhood of Recoleta home to the opulent Recoleta Cemetery, Plaza Francia and the Fine Arts Museum, all walking distance from your hotel. You will also have the opportunity to visit nearby galleries and shops which are sprinkled through the neighborhood.

Day 2
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires Breakfast

Begin the day with a private guided tour of the world-famous Teatro Colon before heading out to explore the southern neighborhoods of Buenos Aires with your personal guide. Visit the historic Plaza de Mayo anchored by the presidential palace known as the Casa Rosada. Continue on to San Telmo, the city’s oldest neighborhood and the birthplace of tango and stroll through its cobbled stoned streets while browsing quirky antique shops or, sit and enjoy a coffee in Plaza Dorrego. Head to Pulpería Quilapán, a combination of tavern, general store, and guesthouse that served as a gaucho institution from the early 20th century onward in Argentina, where you can enjoy coffee in the outdoor courtyard. Later, take a private tango class with a professional dancer in a dance hall nearby. In the evening, dine at one of the city's best restaurants before witnessing the exciting Rojo Tango Show or a local milgona (a tango dancehall).

Day 3
José Ignacio, Uruguay
Bahia Vik Breakfast

Flight to Punta del Este. Private transfer to Jose Ignacio, an exclusive beach resort on Uruguay’s coast north of Punta del Este. The small fishing village of Jose Ignacio, only a few miles north of its more famous cousin, Punta del Este, is the up-and-coming new luxury vacation spot on the Uruguayan coast. You will stay at the unique Bahia Vik, a private retreat on the beach where the rolling sand dunes meet the Atlantic ocean.

After settling in to your accommodations, enjoy lunch at your hotel’s La Susana restaurant with views over the Ocean. Later, spend time at leisure to enjoy your properties modern amenities including its outdoor pool or private beach set up with towels and chairs on the beach located just a few steps away from your hotel. Jose Ignacio is well known for the D.J.’s who set up tiki torches for “chill-out” sessions in the sand.

Day 4
José Ignacio, Uruguay
Bahia Vik Breakfast, Lunch

Depart your hotel by vehicle and take off through the Uruguayan countryside to the village of Garzón. Stop at the Colinas de Garzón (45 minutes – 1 hour), an olive oil plantation, for a visit and tour followed by a private wine and olive oil tasting. Colinas de Garzón is one of Uruguay’s fine estates producing high quality olive oil and wine. You will meet the estate’s host and be and explained the production process, and you will have the chance to sample the different varieties of olive and wines that the estate produces.

Continue by private transfer to the Garzon Lagoon, located in a private estate. Facing the lagoon, enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch, featuring the local catch on the grill, prepared especially for you. Later, you will have the option to go canoeing on the lagoon and enjoy the grasslands, or relax on the nearby Caracol beach. Afterwards, return by vehicle transfer to your hotel.

Day 5
José Ignacio, Uruguay
Bahia Vik Breakfast, Dinner

Spend the morning at leisure to enjoy the beach and pool of your hotel.

In the late afternoon, you will be greeted by your personal guide and taken by private transfer to surrounding villages such as La Barra and Manantiales for shopping. Enjoy browsing the boutiques and galleries of local designers according to your interests. You may also stop at the Fundacion Pablo Atchugarry which includes a sculpture park, three exposition rooms, an auditorium, open air stage and a gallery which holds the permanent collection and work of the founder.

Later, continue by private transfer to the Narbona estate (20 minutes away), known for producing high-quality wines and dairy products. Experience a session in the kitchen with the chef and a sommelier to enjoy wine and cheese tasting. Sample Uruguayan staples and learn about the different high-end items which the estate produces.

A testament to Uruguay’s history with its expansive ranches and vineyards, Narbona is the ideal place to soak up this part of Uruguay’s rich rural culture. The expansive estate exhibits the sophistication of a bygone era. You will see the several antique cars and trucks that remain from the old ranch days of the estate. Later, return to your hotel by private transfer.

Day 6
José Ignacio, Uruguay
Bahia Vik Breakfast

Greeting by your personal host who will be take you by private transfer to Estancia Vik. Spend your morning enjoying various outdoor activities offered by the estancia, including biking, tennis, paintball, and kayaking at your leisure. After lunch at the estancia, return to your hotel for some time at leisure by the pool.

In the afternoon, visit La Brava beach in José Ignacio, the stronger, main beach of the area and noted for its Atlantic beauty. Your host can take you on a walk on the beach which is the most expansive and beautiful in the area, with large and open area with the Atlantic breezes. As the sun sets, embark on a horseback riding excursion along the beach. In the evening, dine at La Huella, one of Jose Ignacio’s most famous restaurants, before returning to your hotel.

Day 7
Buenos Aires, Argentina
None Breakfast

Following a morning at leisure to prepare for check out, greeting by your host and private transfer to the airport for your return flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival at the domestic airport, greeting and private transfer to the international airport in time for check-in assistance for your international flight home.

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Travel in luxury to Buenos Aires, one of the most exciting and elegant cities on the continent, as you soak up its urban rhythms and nightlife. Whether your interest is visiting artists at their private ateliers, private tango lessons, or exploring the city with an expert, Blue Parallel will arrange exclusive experiences offering you insider access to the city. You will then depart to one of the locals' favorite getaways: Uruguay. A South American delight, Uruguay is known for offering a bit of everything. The coastline offers desolate beaches ahead of the rolling sand dunes that remain untouched by urban sprawl, with small artist colonies and sophisticated getaways for the region’s élite seeking an escape. During your stay, explore José Ignacio, a small fishing village and ideal destination for couples or families looking for deserted beaches away from the crowds. Later, wake up and travel just half an hour into the countryside and scale back the clock a few centuries to enjoy a way of life from a bygone era, as you visit plantations that produce fine wines, olive oils, and cheeses, while sampling them all. If you want a little adrenaline, enjoy Uruguay through a multitude of outdoor activities including mountain biking, kite surfing, horseback riding, or just relax on the beach. Whether traditional or modern, leisurely or vigorous, the experiences in Uruguay are as diverse as visitors from around the world who are just starting to notice this idyllic country.

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Blue Parallel creates private, tailor-made journeys designed around the themes of World Heritage destinations, outdoor adventures, gourmet cuisine, exclusive lodging, white glove service and insider access. We operate in Latin America: the Amazon, Antarctica, Argentina, Belize, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Easter Island, the Galapagos Islands, Guatemala, Panama, Patagonia, Uruguay and the Yucatan Peninsula. And in the Mediterranean: the Adriatic Coast, Andalucia, Corsica, Croatia, Greece, Montenegro, Morocco, Sicily & the Aeolian Islands, Spain, Portugal and Turkey.

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