Before embarking on your expedition aboard National Geographic Endurance or National Geographic Explorer, take time to explore one of the world’s most intriguing cities. See its famous architecture, explore the most interesting neighborhoods, visit top museums, and take in a tango performance on an extension curated to provide the very best that Buenos Aires has to offer.
Note: On select National Geographic Endurance departures this may run as a post-voyage extension. Please call for details.
Day 1 - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Arrive today in cosmopolitan Buenos Aires. At midday, meet your local guide in the lobby of your hotel (Alvear Icon: National Geographic Endurance; Alvear Art: National Geographic Explorer [or similar]) and set off for your first taste of Argentina’s cuisine at a local restaurant.
This afternoon, enjoy an overview of this spirited global capital; experience the vast history of this city with a private visit to the El Zanjon de Granados museum in the south, followed by a drive through the Plaza de Mayo and a panoramic view of the Casa Rosada, most famous for Eva Perón’s iconic arms-outstretched silhouette.
Dinner this evening is on your own; ask your local guide for their favorite recommendations or speak with the Hotel Concierge. (L)
Day 2 - Buenos Aires
Get a snapshot of local history this morning during a short walk through the eclectic Recoleta Cemetery. Presidents, artists, and influential Argentines rest here. Continue on through Palermo Woods and explore one of many exquisite museums (Muséo Evita, the MALBA, or similar) in the area, discovering history and art before lunch.
After lunch, head to the Teatro Colón, the grand opera house from 1908. Wonder at the magnificent restoration that reinvigorated the splendor of the 1908 structure, and imagine the views that Enrico Caruso, Lily Pons, or Luciano Pavarotti enjoyed while performing.
This evening we have a taste of tango with our meal; set in a restored, colonial building with a long tango history, our performers will demonstrate both traditional and modern styles of this sultry dance. (B,L,D)
Day 3 - Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve
Our final day of exploration takes us to the Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve. In this well-known bird migration area, look for these avian travelers while learning about the local flora and fauna on the trails. At the end of our walk, we’ll head to Tigre and board a private boat and sail up the Paraná Delta.
Discover river life with your private guide on one of the largest deltas in the world. After lunch, we make our way back to the city center, stopping at the beautiful neo-gothic cathedral in historic San Isidro en route. The cobblestone streets area around the cathedral lead to some of the most historic mansions in the city provide a few moments of relative calm before returning to the hectic streets of the city center.
This evening, join your expedition companions at our hotel for a welcome reception, then enjoy dinner on your own. (B,L)
Please note: All day-by-day breakdowns are a sample of the places we intend to visit and the activities we intend to conduct. Order of activities is subject to change based on local conditions. Your local guide will share your hand-crafted itinerary on Day 1.
Costs & What's Included
Cost per person 2023-24
Cost per person 2024-25
Cost Includes:Two nights hotel in Buenos Aires, meals where indicated, transfers based on flight Arrival guidelines and sightseeing tours, activities and entry fees, gratuities, services of a local guide, and a Lindblad Expeditions Staff Leader (for groups of ten or more).