Argentina Agricultural & Sightseeing Tour
Departing: January 25th – February 9th, 2020
WELCOME TO ARGENTINA
Day 1: November 2022 & Feb 2023: Depart Canada
Day 2: November 2022 & Feb 2023: Buenos Aires – D
Arrive in Buenos Aires / meet with your English speaking guide
Welcome Dinner: Traditional Argentinean BBQ
Overnight : Buenos Aires
Day 3: November 2022 & Feb 2023: Buenos Aires – BLD
Visit ACA (Argentina Co-op Association) presentation on Argentina Ag Industry in Argentina.
Afternoon: City Tour of Argentina – Free time at La Boca Quarter, shop and watch Tango on the street, bars etc. .
Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina and is where most cultural, political and economic activities take place. It is a charming city with a strong influence from the most important cities of Europe. Beautiful walks, avenues and parks, monumental build-ings, typical restaurant, pavement cafes, churches and museums in 46 different regions – each with its own personality. The north offers an elegant resemblance of Paris, with the many avenue housing the most unforgettable coffee houses. In the shady streets of Belgrano one can taste the charm of the distinguished London suburbs and Naples seems to be present in the bustling and coloured La Boca Quarter.
Group Dinner & Tango Show
Overnight : Buenos Aires
Day 4: November 2022 & Feb 2023: Buenos Aires / Cañuelas / Saladillo – BLD
Visit to Liniers Livestock Market.
In the morning we will visit Liniers Livestock Market – One of the largest Cattle Market in the World. The market sells 140,000 head, they have 55 agents operating and 550 buyers. The number of online users has grown over the last 3 years; currently they have 35,000 registered users.
Visit LA PASTORIZA – hosted by Ricardo Orazi
LA PASTORIZA runs 3000 commercial cows, 1000 pure controlled cows, 150 pedigree cows. They breed with bulls, I.A. and em-bryo transfers.
PASTORIZA has an annual auction which takes place in July, they sell 120 bulls, black and red Angus between the ages of 20 to 24 months with an average weight of 650 kilos. They also sell 500 head of cows in different categories based on age, so there customers have different options based on their needs. www.anguspastoriza.com.ar
Dinner on your own & free evening in Buenos Aires
Overnight : Saladillo
Day 5: November 2022 & Feb 2023 (B,D)
Depart from Saladillo to Tandil
Tandil, city, southeastern Buenos Aires provincia (province), eastern Argentina. It is situated within the Pampas at the northern end of the Tandil Mountains, about 305 km south of Buenos Aires city. Pretty Tandil is a leafy, walkable, endearing city with world-class delis, public orange trees, wonderful period architecture, upstart craft breweries and nearby trails to explore.
Morning visit a large cattle beef ranch
Afternoon visit to forage Cropping and high tech dairy farm
Group dinner and free time to explore Tandil on your own
Overnight : Tandil
Day 7: November 2022 & Feb 2023 Tandil – BD
Visit Cabaña Santa Ana-(Criollos Horse Ranch)
Morning Visit a Horse Ranch where you will find the “criollo”, the king of the pampas.
The criollo (Argentinean Horse) is a strong and rustic horse descended from Spanish horses and naturally adapted to the Pam-pas. The breed, known for its hardiness and stamina, is most popular as a working horse.
One example of the breed’s fantastic endurance was the ride made by the Swiss-born Argentine rider Professor Aimé Félix Tschiffely (1894–1954) between 1925-28. Tschiffely took two crioulos, 16-year-old Mancha and 15-year-old Gato, on a 13,350 mile (21,500 km) trek from Buenos Aires to Manhattan, New York, crossing snow-capped mountains, the world’s driest desert, the thickest tropical jungles, riding in all types of weather. Alternating the riding and packing between the two horses, the trio took three years to finish the trip.
Afternoon visit to a large Agricultural supply store & leather, sliver and gaucho store
Late afternoon visit a Salami & cheese factory
Day 6: November 2022 & Feb 2023: Tandil / Balcarce / Mar del Plata – BLD
Depart from Tandil to Mar del Plata
Visit “Museo Fangio” – Juan Manuel Fangio is a famous five-time F1 world championship. In the museum we can see the histo-ry of the car races from the ‘30’s to ‘60’s, with 46 original cars used by Fangio and much more! www.museofangio.com
Visit INTA: Cattle Beef Research Centre, Argentina
The institute focuses on value chain research and technological innovation, in order to improve the country’s competitiveness and rural development.
- Plant Production: extensive farming, intensive agriculture, industrial crops, forestry, fruit, vegetables, flowers and orna-mental plants, organic production, fertilizers and agrochemicals, plant protection.
- Animal Production: beekeeping, cattle, dairy, swine, sheep, goats, camels, pastures and natural vegetation, animal health.
- Economic and Social Development: family farming, food production, rural development, and public policies.
Overnight Mar del Plata
Day 7: November 2022 & Feb 2023: Mar del Plata – B
Free day in Mar del Plata – your local guide will suggest options to fill in the day
Mar del Plata is a resort city on Argentina’s Atlantic coast. Its long string of beaches includes the wide Punta Mogotes and Pla-ya Grande, with its surf breaks. Behind Playa Grande, the tree-lined streets of the Los Troncos neighborhood have elegant early-20th-century houses that are now museums.
Overnight Mar del Plata
Day 8: November 2022 & Feb 2023: Mar del Plata / Buenos Aires – BLD
Depart from Mar del Plata
Full day Fiesta Gaucha – Gaucha visit
We invite you to participate in the Gaucho Party – Farm Day: a Lunch in a traditional “estancia” (ranch) from the Argentine pampas located in a few miles from the City of Buenos Aires.
In the Fiesta Gaucha you can eat the typical “Empanadas” and” Parrillada” (grill /BBQ) accompanied by good wines.
Enjoy nature and the traditions of Gauchos, ride by horse and Sulky (carriages).
Also you will enjoy typical music and folkloric dances like the zamba, the cats, and chacareras (typical dances). The Fiesta Gaucha is one of the favourite excursions of tourists who visit Argentina.
Continue to Buenos Aires
Overnight Buenos Aires
Day 9: November 2022 & Feb 2023: Buenos Aires – BD
Morning farm visits: Wagyu and Angus Stud operation
Free afternoon to explore Buenos Aires on your own
Overnight Buenos Aires
Day 10: November 2022 & Feb 2023: Buenos Aires / Mendoza – BD
Transfer to the airport / Fly to Mendoza
Arrive in Mendoza / Transfer to Hotel
Afternoon City Tour of Mendoza
Join your guide to learn about the city’s culture and history while visiting top landmarks including City Hall, San Martin Park, and Cerro de la Gloria.
Day 11: November 2022 & Feb 2023: Mendoza- BL
Full day wine visits / wine tasting / lunch at a winery
Free evening to enjoy Mendoza on your own
Day 12: November 2022 & Feb 2023: Mendoza – BLD
Full Day excursion High Mountain
The trip begins in Mendoza, leaving the city through the National route 7, an area filled with small farms and vineyards. Soon after, following the route that skirts the winding course of the Mendoza river, and catching sight of El Cordón de Plata right ahead, you will leave the countryside behind in order to enter the pre-mountain range area. The first stop will be in Potreril-los, a small mountain town, with weekend residences belonging to the inhabitants of Mendoza.
Thence there is an unbeatable view of the Potrerillos dock which forms a breathtaking artificial lake. The following section of the route leads to Uspallata, framed by mountainous landscapes with changing colours, filled with varied formations and many tunnels in the route. The famous film ‘Seven years in Tibet’ was filmed in this valley.
The trip continues towards several other small mountain towns, Polvaredas, Punta de Vacas, Penitentes, until reaching Puente del Inca, a place filled with natural and strange formations that has thermal waters. The ruins of the first thermal spring hotel, built in 1917 and destroyed by an avalanche in 1965, can be seen.
Aconcagua, the giant watcher, will become a distant companion during this part of the way while you travel towards Las Cue-vas, the limiting border with Chile, which is 3150 mts above ocean level. If the climate and the route conditions allow it, you will continue through a secondary route until arriving at El Cristo Redentor, an imposing monument devoted to peace, found among high summits. You can also reach the access to the Aconcagua Provincial Park, which is 4km away from Puente del In-ca.
Return to Mendoza / Overnight Mendoza
Day 13: November 2022 & Feb 2023: Mendoza / Iguazu Falls – BD
Transfer to the Mendoza Airport / Fly to Iguazu Falls, Argentina
In the afternoon we will take a boat cruise to navigate the Paraná and Iguazú rivers. Enjoy the landscape with drinks and live music on board.
Overnight P. Iguazu
Day 14: November 2022 & Feb 2023: Iguazu Falls – BD
Full day excursion at falls and walk jungle
The semicircular waterfall at the heart of this site is some 80 m high and 2,700 m in diameter and is situated on a basaltic line spanning the border between Argentina and Brazil. Made up of many cascades producing vast sprays of water, it is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world. The surrounding subtropical rainforest has over 2,000 species of vas-cular plants and is home to the typical wildlife of the region: tapirs, giant anteaters, howler monkeys, ocelots, jaguars and caymans.
Time to relax in afternoon
Special Farewell dinner
Overnight P. Iguazu
Day 15: November 2022 & Feb 2023: Iguazu Falls to Buenos Aires – B
Connect to International flight to Toronto