• 4/28/2018 11:00 AM
  • Liu Yang

Destination Fly4free: Buenos Aires

The Paris of South America

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The capital of Argentina is located off the south-eastern coast of South America on the shore of the estuary of the Río de la Plata. This vibrant cosmopolitan metropolis seduces with its street tango, sidewalk cafes, colonial architecture and sizzling nightlife.

How to get there:
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Where to stay:
In Buenos Aires you can consider staying at 3* Hotel Internacional. This hotel is located near the Avenida 9 de Julio. It has a 24-hour front desk and a tour desk. The rooms at the Hotel Internacional have air conditioning, cable TV, a private bathroom and a spacious balcony. Free WiFi and paid parking are available.

You can also choose to book 5* NH City Buenos Aires. Located in the historic district of Buenos Aires, the five-star NH City Buenos Aires hotel features an impressive art-deco façade and striking interiors. Guests can enjoy panoramic views of the city while sunbathing and swimming in rooftop swimming pool. Gym facilities are also available and WiFi is free in all areas. NH City Buenos Aires is conveniently located within easy access to the city’s commercial centre and surrounded by several important historical buildings and monuments of Buenos Aires, including the Cabildo and Plaza de Mayo Square. The NH City Buenos Aires offers a daily breakfast buffet with a broad variety of warm and cold items. At lunch and dinner times, guests can savour regional and International dishes in the upscale onsite restaurant. Guests can also enjoy a brisk workout in NH City Buenos Aires’ 24 hour gym, and then unwind in the hotel’s sauna. These complimentary facilities are available upon request. The helpful staff can assist you with tour bookings and other tourist services.

What to do:

Take a day trip to the Tigre Delta to see its meandering canals and stilted houses. This almost unspoilt subtropical river delta is located just 45 minutes from downtown. Hop on to a river bus and enjoy a picnic in one of densely forested islands.

Football fans can watch Boca Juniors games at La Bombonera Stadium. Between September and November you can see a polo match at Campo Argentino de Polo.

Art lovers can enjoy the contemporary art showcased at the MALBA. Marvel at South American modern masters like Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Tarsila do Amaral. You can also enjoy the spectacular performances at the Colón Theater.

Have a surreal experience at Tierra Santa, the world’s first religious theme park.

On Sunday you can hit the street market in San Telmo or attend the Feria de Mataderos, a huge event held each weekend. Enjoy the food, music, dancing, crafts, and particularly the customs of the gauchos (Argentinian cowboys).

Buy some souvenirs, like ponchos, blankets, gaucho knifes (facones), mate sets, or leather goods.

Experience gaucho life and culture on a ranch tour. Enjoy a horseback ride through the pampa.

Visit the Reserva Ecólogica Constanera Sur, a nature reserve with four lakes, giant pampas grass, and over 200 species of birds. Have a picnic, go jogging, cycling, bird watching or attend a moonlight tour.

Hop on a Buquebus ferry to Uruguay. After a 45 minute ride across the Río de la Plata you will arrive in the delightful town of Colonia del Sacramento.

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