As every trip has a beginning and end. Each new trip generates thousands of expectations and adventures to discover. I present my trip with a Spanish friend from our perspective.
The route begins and ends in the capital Buenos Aires. They traveled 10000 km from south to north of Argentina (the eighth largest on the surface of the planet). At the southern end of Patagonia the Perito Moreno Glacier and at the north end the Iguazú Falls, passing from the Patagonian cold to the tropical heat.
An intro of what you will see entitled: “Do not forget that the sun always shines above the clouds”
Day 1 – Saturday December 2 – Buenos Aires – Meeting. Start of the trip
Day 2 – Sunday December 3 – Buenos Aires -> El Calafate
Day 3 – Monday December 4 – El Calafate
Day 4 – Tuesday December 5 – El Calafate -> Buenos Aires
Day 5 – Wednesday, December 6 – Buenos Aires -> Iguazú
Day 6 – Thursday, December 7 – Iguazú
Day 7 – Friday December 8 – Iguazú -> Buenos Aires
Day 8 – Saturday December 9 – Buenos Aires – Tigre
Day 9 – Sunday December 10 – Buenos Aires – Estancia Silvano
Day 10 – Monday December 11 – Buenos Aires – Course to your destinations. The end of the trip.
Map of Argentina
First day – Buenos Aires
The arrival in Buenos Aires is an incentive of what you expect in the coming days. We met with my Spanish friend at 12 o’clock on average, on her flight with a stopover from Rio de Janerio (BRA) at the Aeroparque Jorge Newbery local airport.
Words of reunion and we went to the hotel for a break and a quick view of the city. We stayed at the Hostel Suite Florida in the heart of Buenos Aires, just meters from the most emblematic monument of the Obelisk of Buenos Aires. The first impression of a foreign tourist who knows or was in Europe, is that it feels to be in a city with European features for its style of buildings and buildings, with strong influence of European immigration at the time of the second and first war world. Depending on the time of year the climate in the city in December is hot with the first heats of summer, with humidity values of 50% approximately. The cost of a taxi from the airport to the city center is around 150-200 AR $. (8 – 11 USD).
After checking in at the Hostel (from 2pm onwards, all day), we went for a walk around the city walking along the Florida pedestrian street, known as the most commercial, lively street and for its sale of foreign currency to values superior to the officials, called saplings, where it is not advisable to change your money for the informality of the business and risks of fraud.
Passing the pedestrian we arrive at the Corrientes Avenue, another emblematic street for the amount of theatrical shows present. Works of greater importance and with the most popular characters in the country. Recommended if you have time to visit the Gran Rex theater.
We arrived at the Obelisk, the neuralgic center of the city and possibly of the country, for being the place where they gather to celebrate sporting and / or cultural events, as well as protests and protests of great public attendance.