Jeff’s trip to Argentina & Uruguay
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Jeff’s trip to Argentina & Uruguay

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Duration 8 days

Mr Hudson Trip Design

Buenos Aires, Iguazú & Montevideo

Mr Hudson Trip Design

2 Travellers

Jeff, get ready for the trip of a lifetime to Latin America! Your journey starts in Buenos Aires where you will spend 3 days exploring the best this exciting city as to offer, including sampling its world-leading grilled meats and full-bodied wine varietals. From BA you'll take a quick direct flight to one of the most spectacular natural sights in the world: Iguazú Falls. Then onwards to Montevideo, where you will spend the final 3 days of your trip. Explore the capital of Uruguay as well as the famous beach destination Punta del Este before returning home. In accordance with your requirements, we have designed a trip that offers the local culture, rest and relaxation, sightseeing, and being active you're after in spades. We hope you have a wonderful experience!

Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires

Shrewdly founded by early Spanish settlers at the delta of the Río de la Plata, Buenos Aires, the sprawling capital of Argentina, has long been one of Latin America’s most important trade hubs, now also a thriving centre of culture, politics and technology. A gay mecca consistently at the forefront of progress and acceptance in the region, Buenos Aires is a worthy city to visit, even if only for the empanadas alone. Besides its meaty gastronomy scene, led by prime Argentine beef and twists on European classics, Buenos Aires boasts upscale luxury hotels and countless distinct barrios to explore; such as fancy Puerto Madero and Plaza Serrano.

Accommodation

The largest barrio in Buenos Aires, Palermo is a destination for foodies, art fans, shopaholics and revellers alike. Popular with ex-pats, the area has increasingly become populated with locals as well, and today is a veritable melting pot of culture and coolness. We have lined up 3 hotels for you to choose from in this part of town, each satisfying your desire to retreat in elegant surroundings.

Nightlife

Argentina's capital doesn’t mess around when it comes to going out; if you thought New York is the city that never sleeps, you have clearly never been to Buenos Aires. While there is a number of places offering dubious all-you-can-drink experiences offering ready-poured cheap vodka and mixers, rest assured that Buenos Aires can also keep you amused in sophisticated surroundings, as our selection of nightlife options for you will demonstrate.

Day 1

Experiences

Spend your first day in Buenos Aires exploring the chic and trendy neighbourhood where your hotel is located: Palermo.

Shopping

Scout for unique gifts and special souvenirs at these über-hip shopping galleries in the Palermo neighbourhood of Buenos Aires.

Food & Drink

Stay local for lunch and dinner. We've included one vegetarian option, in case you find the amount of meat being served in Buenos Aires a bit daunting.

Day 2

Experiences

Argentina’s vast capital is a melting pot of cultures and colours, food and football, history and, above all, tango. So on your second day in BA it's time to venture out of Palermo and explore some other parts of town.

Shopping

Today we recommend you visit two of the most impressive stores in Buenos Aires: El Ateneo Grand Splendid, voted the second-best bookstore in the world, and Fueguia 1833, a pioneer in sustainable high-end fragrance production.

Food & Drink

Today it's time to tuck into a tender Argentine steak, and Aramburu has this local delicacy down to a T. Also stop by Victoria Brown, a coffee place by day that turns into a secret speakeasy by night, and try ISABEL, a fashionable cocktail and sushi lounge.

Day 3

Experiences

Take a day trip to the countryside on your last day in BA riding horses, enjoying the typical Argentine slow-cooked beef, and learning about the local community and its culture. If you prefer to take it easy, spend your day relaxing at a fabulous men-only spa and indulging in some retail therapy.

Food & Drink

Go out with a bang and splurge on a fine-dining experience on your last evening in town. Advance booking is highly recommended.

Buenos Aires Map

Transfers

Your next stop is Iguazú. There is a number of direct (and affordable) flights from Buenos Aires (AEP) to Cataratas del Iguazú (IGR) that will get you there in under 2 hours.

Iguazú

Iguazú

One of the planet’s most awe-inspiring sights, the Iguazú Falls are simply astounding. A visit is a jaw-dropping, visceral experience, and the power and noise of the cascades – a chain of hundreds of waterfalls nearly 3km in extension – will stay with you forever. An added benefit is the setting: the falls lie split between Brazil and Argentina in a large expanse of a national park, much of it rainforest teeming with unique flora and fauna, and each side offers a very different perspective.

Accommodation

Choose your favourite from our hand-picked selection of stylish hotels within the Iguazú National Park area. They all feature a pool and an on-site restaurant, as per your requirements.

Days 4-5

Experiences

Food & Drink

Iguazú and its surrounding area, known as Misiones, are known for incredible natural beauty and wildlife, but also boast a thriving gastronomy scene. Full of local flavours and traditional dishes, food in this part of Argentina is to die for if you know where to go. Here’s our pick of the best food experiences in Puerto Iguazú.

Iguazú Map

Transfers

To get from Iguazú Falls to Montevideo, your next and final destination, you could either fly (with a stopover in Buenos Aires) or travel by ferry. There are express ferrys from Buenos Aires Puerto Madero to Puerto de Montevideo departing every day at 7:15 and 16:00, taking 2 hours and 15 minutes. Regular ferries, which are a lot more economical, take almost 4.5 hours. Please note that BA Puerto Madero is very close to BA Airport (AEP), so you could easily combine a flight with a ferry.

Montevideo

Montevideo

Hiding in plain sight, Montevideo is a chill, earthy, cosmopolitan city with one of the world’s only 'homomonuments'. Uruguay is actually one of the planet’s most liberal nations and by far the most open-minded in Latin America when it comes to homosexuality. With a staunch division between church and state, same-sex sex has been legal since 1934 and gay marriage since 2013. The nation has been called ‘a model for social inclusion in Latin America’ and ranks fifth in the world on the Gay Happiness Index. All that and it’s a great city to boot. Fifteen miles of coastal promenade for running, swimming, sunning, or ambling aimlessly holding your partner’s hand. Posh shopping districts and quaint colonial architecture. Leafy plazas and serious grilled meats. But what really sets the city apart is how authentically laid back the culture is, while at the same time being worldly. Montevideo is hippie and hipster at the same time.

Accommodation

Depending on your preference you could either stay in a characteristic mansion in Montevideo's charming Old Town, near the river in a hotel with top-notch facilities and plenty of options to be active, or you could decide on a charismatic property with its own private stretch of beach.

Nightlife

Montevideo, like many Latin American cities, has a vibrant nightlife that is noisily alive with Latin music and tango dancing. The city’s bars range from century-old taverns to modern cocktail bars. Many are also restaurants, serving excellent Uruguayan and international cuisine, so you could spend a whole evening in one place.

Day 6

Experiences

Uruguay‘s capital is a very manageable city, so it's perfect for exploring on foot. Start your day with a walking tour in the Old Town ('Ciudad Vieja'), taking in the magnificent local architecture, followed by a visit to the largest art collection in Uruguay, and finish your day at the local beach.

Shopping

Update your look with a bit of Latin American flair at the best menswear store in Montevideo and stop by La Pasionara for a beautiful souvenir or gift.

Food & Drink

Although small in size, Montevideo is a culturally rich and vibrant city that leads its visitors through the grand boulevards, with their numerous cafés and bookshops, to the Ciudad Vieja with its restaurants and labyrinthine alleyways. The tasty Uruguayan cuisine on offer around every corner also makes Montevideo a great foodie destination.

Day 7

Experiences

Most travellers who land in Uruguay go no further than the eclectic capital, Montevideo. But if you look beyond the city’s skyline, you’ll discover an untrampled country with sprawling ranches, rustic beaches, elusive wildlife and world-class wineries. So get out of town for a spot of wine tasting. Alternatively, visit one of Uruguay's most beautiful towns: the UNESCO World Heritage site Colonia del Sacramento.

Food & Drink

Back in Montevideo more top food and drink is on offer. Candy Bar Palermo is famous for its Sunday brunch, Restaurante Estrecho is one of the hottest tickets in town, and at Tandory chef Gabriel Coquel has mastered the culinary art from the four corners of the earth.

Day 8

Experiences

Punta del Este is Uruguay’s most popular beach resort; its iconic cityscape, glamorous parties, and incredible beaches attract visitors from all over the world.

Food & Drink

Punta del Este's continuous rise in popularity has led to the rapid development of amazing restaurants to keep up with the demand for world-class food.

Montevideo Map

Yasmina Rodríguez
Your trip was designed by Yasmina Rodríguez

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