Pre-Trip Extension - Buenos Aires
2 nights for only $445*
- 2 nights at the Loi Suites Recoleta Hotel
- Daily breakfast
- Airport transfers
- City Information
Enjoy exploring the capital of Argentina for two days before flying to
Patagonia. Buenos Aires is one of the world’s great cities, often referred to as
the “Paris of South America” with its grand baroque buildings and wide avenues.
Your hotel, in the upscale and centrally located Recoleta neighborhood, is just
steps from such historical sites as the cemetery where Eva Peron (Evita) is
buried. Explore the nearby neighborhoods of Palermo Viejo with chic bars and
designer shops or wander the renovated docks of Puerto Madero with their superb
restaurants. No visit to Buenos Aires would be complete without a visit to San
Telmo, the oldest part of town where tango dancers perform on every
Available only with the Air Inclusive Package.
Single supplement: $245*
*Please note: If you are traveling in 2013, the Pre-trip Extension: Buenos Aires is $345. Single Supplement: $245.
**Reciprocity fee - see below.
Day 1 - Depart U.S. / Fly overnight to Argentina
Depart from the U.S. for Argentina. The particulars of your arrival
overseas are detailed with your flight itinerary and airline tickets.
: American, Canadian and Australian passport holders visiting Argentina will be required to pay the reciprocity fee online at the following site: https://virtual.provinciapagos.com.ar/ArgentineTaxes/
. You must register and pay with a credit card. Once the payment is received, an electronic receipt will be given, print this out and bring it along. You will need to show it upon their arrival in Argentina.
YOU WILL BE DENIED ENTRANCE INTO ARGENTINA IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THIS RECEIPT WITH YOU.
The lack of such proof of payment will generate the denial of entry of the passenger and consequent returning to their departure city by the airline. We strongly urge passengers to take the necessary precautions so that those passengers have the electronic receipt with them.
Day 2 - Arrive Argentina
Upon arrival at Buenos Aires Ezeiza International Airport
(EZE), proceed through immigration where you will need to show your online
proof of payment of the Argentina Reciprocity Fee. Please note you will be
required to complete a landing card prior to proceeding through the immigration
check point. These landing cards will be provided to you onboard your flight.
You will need to have your Buenos Aires hotel information to complete these
cards. Please keep it in your carry-on luggage.
Claim your luggage and clear customs. If your luggage is
delayed, fill in a PIR form before leaving the customs area – VBT
representatives are not allowed into the customs area. Please make certain that
your VBT luggage tags are affixed to your bag so your VBT representative can
identify you. After exiting customs, enter the arrival hall, where your VBT
representative will be holding a VBT sign and will make arrangements for your
transfer via van to your Buenos Aires hotel. Transfer time is approximately 45
- 60 minutes depending on traffic. Your VBT representative will also confirm
your transfer time for your flight to El Calafate at the conclusion of your
Buenos Aires extension.
VBT provides you with City Information in your Final Travel
Booklet that includes information and recommendations on what to see and do in
Buenos Aires during your stay. You have the rest of the day to relax or to
begin your exploration of the city.
Day 3 - Buenos Aires
European refinement meets Latin passion in Buenos Aires. In
colonial days, this sprawling metropolis was a mere backwater with little idea
that the source of its eventual wealth – cattle herds – grazed the nearby
pampas. Today in an included walking tour you will see that Argentina's lively
capital is much more than the city of beef and tango (though it is certainly
that, too). Here, multicultural barrios form an invigorating tapestry that
makes this one of the world's richest cities for cultural exploration. Stroll
along the Avenida de Mayo, a wide, shop-lined boulevard, to the elegant Plaza de
Mayo. Included in your walking tour will be a visit to the grave of Argentina's
beloved leader, Eva Peron, a short walk from your hotel. After your included
lunch take time on your own to explore other neighborhoods such as the Palermo
Viejo district, dotted with chic cafes and designer shops. Or delight in the
tango dancers in San Telmo district.
Day 4 - Buenos Aires
Take another day to discover Buenos Aires.
VBT Air Package guests
arrive throughout the day.