AUTHENTIC ARGENTINA &

The NYU Buenos Aires Global Center

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EXCLUSIVE NYU SMALL GROUP:

Min. Group Size: 7 travelers

Max. Group Size: 20 travelers

 

The best way to connect with fellow travelers from your alma mater and the local culture is in a small group, which is why we limit the group size to no more than twenty travelers. Destination Partners' NYU Alumni Travel Programs are exclusive to NYU alumni and their travel partners and require a minimum of seven travelers to operate. In the unlikely event the program is under enrolled and cannot run, all payments made will be refunded 90 days prior to departure.  

Itinerary:
 

DAYS 1 & 2: Buenos Aires

Our first night we meet our guide and fellow travelers for a festive Welcome Dinner in the revived Puerto Madero barrio. The largest urban renewal project in the city, the waterfront of this former port has been redesigned with international flair.

 

The next morning we set out to explore Buenos Aires. Topping the lists as one of the great Latin American cities, we will discover this culturally diverse and continually evolving city. It is no wonder that the NYU Buenos Aires Global Center is a thriving and integral part of the NYU global network.

 

This evening, we will be welcomed at the NYU Global Center by the local Buenos Aires alumni group as well as NYU Center staff for a relaxing, social reception. Following the reception, we are free to explore Buenos Aires' vibrant food scene for dinner on our own.

 

Overnight in Buenos Aires: Sileo Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast (Day 2), Lunch (Day 2), Dinner (Day 1) 

 

DAYS 3 & 4: Mendoza

After breakfast, we depart on our domestic flight to Mendoza, located at the foot of the Andes Mountains. Upon arrival, our local guide will take us into the city of Mendoza to explore this oasis that has survived thanks to the glacial waters of the Andes distributed by artifical watering systems first developed by the Incans. Mendoza is renowned for its world class wine and olive production, dating back to the 16th century during the Spanish colonization. The city is still rich with storied history of the many cultures that have influenced the region.

 

The next day we enjoy this ancient and traditional wine region. Known as the first wine area of Argentina, wine labels of this region have gained international recognition. After a morning tasting, we will learn the secrets of Argentine food and wine with the help of the chef at Bodega Norton. We will learn how to use regional products in the cooking of traditional dishes in a cooking class followed by a delicious lunch paired perfectly with Norton wines. There is no better place to enjoy a meal; the view of the Andes Mountains with vineyards in the foreground is of extraordinary beauty.

 

We return to the hotel in the evening after a rewarding day and have time to enjoy the city and dinner on our own.

 

Overnights in Mendoza: Amerian Executive Mendoza Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfasts, Lunch (Day 3&4)

 

DAYS 5: Mendoza / Salta

This morning we depart on our flight to Salta, located in the northwest of Argentina and considered the best preserved Spanish colonial city in the country. The character and culture of the region's people, the traditional architecture of the charming small towns, and the stunning natural beauty are still very much a hidden Argentine treasure. We meet our local guide upon arrival who will reveal the history and beauty of the city.

 

We enjoy dinner together in Salta before retiring for a good night's sleep to prepare for our big day ahead.

 

Overnights in Salta: Design Suites

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

 
DAY 6: Salta / Purmamarca

After an early breakfast, we leave on our journey through the spectacular landscape of the northwest. Small towns with rich traditions dot the countryside. At San Anotonio de los Cobres, we see the legendary barracán, llama or sheep wool fabric characterized by its vibrant colors. As we continue on across the Quebrada del Toro, we gain altitude and the landscape begins to dramatically change from dense forest to brightly colored gorges to high altitude desert in the puna.

 

Before reaching our home for the night, we visit the expansive salt desert, Salinas Grandes. A landscape like no other, we will visit the impressive salt mines and learn about this area's industrial importance. At the end of the day after covering many miles, we arrive in Purmamarca, home to the famous Cerro de los Siete Colores, Hill of Seven Colors. Tonight we enjoy dinner together at the hotel.

 

Overnight in Purmamarca: La Comarca

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

DAY 7: Purmamarca / Salta

After a leisurely morning exploring Purmamarca and its beautiful Hill of Seven Colors, we make our way back to Salta. En route we stop at Tilcara, the archaelogical capital of the northwest with evidence of human habitation dating back more than 10,000 years. The town of Tilcara has an impressive archaelogical museum as well as a colorful craft and looms fair, both well worth a visit.

 

This evening, we are on our own to enjoy dinner in Salta and one last evening in the enchanting northwest.

 

Overnight in Salta: Design Suites

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

 
DAY 8: Salta / Buenos Aires 

This morning we depart for our return flights to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival we will be transfered to the hotel and have the day at leisure to enjoy in Buenos Aires on our own. Late afternoon we gather for a truly Argentine experience, Tango. We will learn about the history of this iconic art and get to try our hand at the dance during private Tango lessons featuring local, renowned professional Tango dancers.

 

This evening we enjoy a festive Farewell Dinner and Tango show at a local vennue to celebrate our final evening together.

 

Overnight in Buenos Aires: Sileo Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

 
DAY 9: Buenos Aires / Home ~OR~ Optional Extension: Patagonia

Today you will be transfered to the airport for your return flights home or to continue on to Patagonia.

 

Meals Included: Breakfast

Dates

Sept 18-26, 2016

2016 Pricing

$3,985 

Single Supp:$655

Internal Air: $720* 

Deposit: $500^

 

Prices listed are per person rates in USD based on double occupancy. Pricing may be subject to slight changes until January 2016.

*Internal air costs are subject to change until ticketed at 60 days prior to departure.

^Deposit is refundable, less a $15 processing fee, up until 90 days prior to departure.

Trip Details
 
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EXCEPTIONAL ACCOMMODATIONS:

The luxury properties throughout our Signature Series itineraries

featuring the NYU Global Centers are selected because of their unique sense of place and ideal locations, allowing you to enjoy the destinations in comfort and style and explore them to the fullest.

INCLUDED:

Accommodations including daily breakfast, six lunches & four dinners, airport transfers on Day 1 and the final day of the itinerary only, domestic airfare between Buenos Aires and Mendoza and Salta(priced separately), services of expert local guides throughout, transportation, entrance fees for included activities, all taxes and service charges.

NOT INCLUDED:

Airfare to/from Buenos Aires, gratuities for drivers and guides, alcoholic beverages, personal expenses, airport taxes and bagagge fees, any required passport, visa or other government entry fees if applicable, optional travel insurance.

ARRIVE / DEPART:

Please plan to arrive Buenos Aires, Argentina by 3pm on Day 1 of the itinerary. You may depart anytime on the final day. If you need assistance with your flights, Destination Partners' air department will be happy to assist with your round-trip travel arrangements.

OPTIONAL EXTENSION: 3 days / 2 nights

For those travelers interested in continuing to Patagonia, after breakfast on the final day of the group program you will transfer to the airport for your flights to El Calafate where your Patagonia adventure will begin.