Argentina program highlights and sights:
Play games vs. local teams
Sight-seeing in Buenos Aires, often called the "Paris" of the South America
Day trip to Uraguay
Argentina is the second largest country in South America and is the largest among Spanish-speaking nations. The secret is out: with its gorgeous landscapes, amazing cities and lively culture, Argentina is a traveler's paradise. Nature-lovers will revel in the country's mountain peaks, amazing waterfalls, scenery of the lush Lake District – with its glorious lakes and white-tipped mountains – and Patagonia's glacier-carved landscapes and painted Andean deserts. City slickers will adore fabulous Buenos Aires, full of opportunities to learn Spanish and dance the tango and interact with dynamic and beautiful porteños (Buenos Aires locals).
Argentina played its first international rugby match in 1910 against a touring British Isles team. As of November 2015 they are ranked 5th in the world by the IRB, making them the highest-ranked nation in the Americas. They have competed at every Rugby World Cup staged since the inaugural tournament of 1987, and the country may be considered the strongest within the Americas in all-time World Cup competition, undefeated against all but Canada, against whom they have suffered three losses.
Although rugby union is nowhere near as popular as football in Argentina, Los Pumas' impressive results since the 1999 World Cup have seen the sport's popularity grow significantly.
Argentina has achieved several upset victories, are tough contenders when playing in Buenos Aires, and are fully capable of regularly defeating Six Nations sides. A surprise victory over the hosts France in the first game of the 2007 World Cup took Argentina to fourth in the IRB World Rankings. The team were undefeated in their pool, and reached the semi-finals for the first time, beating Scotland 19–13 in their quarter-final. They were defeated 37–13 by eventual winnersSouth Africa in the semi-finals, but followed this up with a second win over France to claim third place overall.
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Argentina – Buenos Aires
Day 1 Departure
Day 2 Arrival and sightseeing in Buenos Aires
Day 3 Morning tour Puerto Madero, evening game
Day 4 Day trip La Boca, Boca Juniors stadium, evening optional Tango Show
Day 5 Shopping at Calle Florida, evening game
Day 6 Full day Gauchos Tour
Day 7 Visit district Recoleta and Evita Tomb, evening game
Day 8 Morning at leisure and evening departure
Day 9 Return
Starting at US$1800 per person
Starting at CAD2100 per person
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Prices are based on departure from Miami, with 40 people traveling and do not include airport taxes or fuel surcharges which are approx. $ 550.00 - $ 650.00 per person. Contact us for a detailed price quote and itinerary.