Discovering the Americas - January 2009 - 16
Buenos Aires When seasoned travelers want to arrange a once-in-a-lifetime vacation, they turn to Virtuoso. Our travel advisors are experts at creating exclusive, personalized travel experiences; the following vacation is just one example of what they can do. Ask your Virtuoso travel advisor about turning your travel dreams into a dream vacation. Day 1 Arrive in Buenos Aires, meet your local host and transfer to the exclusive Alvear Palace Hotel for your four-night stay in the Presidential Suite. As your personal butler unpacks your luggage, join your host for a tour of the lively San Telmo district. Tonight, dine on Argentinian beef at the famous La Cabana steakhouse. intimate El Cabaret for dinner and the popular Rojo Tango show. local host for a morning excursion Day 6 Meet your along the Circuito Chico, a scenic, 30-mile drive offering breathtaking views of the Lakes and Andes. Ride the chair lift to the summit of Cerro Companario before returning to the resort, where you’ll enjoy the rest of the day at your own pace. Day 4 Leave the hustle and bustle behind on a leisurely drive DREAm VACATION Buenos Aires with your host at your own pace and following your interests. Will you visit the colorful Boca district or the Recoleta Cemetery, final resting place of Eva Peron? Tonight, dine on delicious French fare at La Bourgogne, Argentina’s only Relais & Gourmand restaurant. Day 2 Explore through the Pampas to a traditional estancia. You’ll have the chance to hike, go horseback riding or take a carriage ride before you attend a typical asado barbecue luncheon, prepared by a gaucho (Argentine cowboy) over an open fire. Day 5 After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your f light to Bariloche. Upon arrival, you’ll be met and escorted to your home for the next three nights, the Llao Llao Hotel and Resort. Settle into your lovely Lake Suite with views over the crystalline Patagonia Lakes before a romantic dinner in the resort’s Los Cesares Restaurant. day at leisure. Go mountain biking, trekking, kayaking or other Patagonian activity; your host will help you make all the arrangements. Or simply spend the day in the spa or at the golf course. Day 7 Enjoy a full Day 8 Get in some last-minute shopping or explorations before your late-afternoon transfer to the airport and your return f light home. dancing shoes for a private tango lesson, followed by tasting of Argentinean wines. Then head to the Day 3 Don your 16 DISCOVERING ThE AmERICAS Top left to right: Tango dancers in Buenos Aires and sunrise over the Andes.