Pre-Trip Extension - Buenos Aires
2 nights for only $345
- 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
**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 pay a $140USD Reciprocity Fee (cash
and credit cards are accepted). 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 note: Also 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.
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,
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 the Avenida de Mayo, a wide, shop-lined boulevard, to the
elegant Plaza de Mayo. Visit the grave of Argentina's beloved leader, Eva Peron,
a short walk from your hotel. Explore the Palermo Viejo district, dotted with
chic cafes and designer shops. Or delight in the tango dancers in San Telmo
Day 4 - Buenos Aires
Take another day to discover Buenos Aires.
VBT Air Package guests
arrive throughout the day.