Argentina’s capital, popularly known as the “Paris of South America,” is one of the world’s most beautiful and cosmopolitan cities. Built in the 19th century, an era of plenty for Argentina’s wealthy gaucho land barons, Buenos Aires blends old world charm with modern convenience. Today the city of three million is a mosaic as varied and diverse as its culture. Small, highly individualized neighborhoods each proudly display distinct characteristics and colors. With a distinctive European flavor, Buenos Aires boasts numerous monuments and tourist attractions, and is also famous for shopping, theater, and its famed tango-inspired nightlife.
Three to five nights
When to go
Best to avoid the winter season (June-August) since it is often too cold for walking around the city.
• City tours: Enjoy a rolling tour of Buenos Aires most traditional neighborhoods.
• Tango Shows: Spectacular Tango shows can be enjoyed every evening.
• Boat Tours: Cruise the tranquil waters of the Tigre Delta to admire many of Buenos Aires most stately mansions.
• Estancia Excursions: Leave the city and discover the land of the Gauchos (the Argentinean cowboys) on a visit to a traditional ranch.