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TECHNICAL TOURS

Pre-technical tours are offered to all ICCA Meetings Management sector members.
Registration forms can be sent to Omar Gabriel Cabral from Eurotur:
omar.cabral@eurotur.tur.ar

Please find more information below.

Salta, Argentina
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Mar del Plata, Argentina
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Montevideo, Uruguay
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Santiago de Chile, Chile

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Cali, Colombia
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PRE AND POST TOURS
As travelling proposals, we will present several options to discover the main tourist destinations from Argentina and Latin América, as a result of our teamwork with regional entities.

For more information and booking please contact: Omar Gabriel Cabral from Eurotour
omar.cabral@eurotur.tur.ar or +54.11.43126077 ext. 222

El Calafate: 4 days / 3 nights
El Calafate (Santa Cruz Province) becomes the most important touristic center of Patagonia, receiving tourists from every nationality, motivated to know the imposing and legendary Perito Moreno Glacier, barely separated by a narrow deviation of the Lago Argentino. This magnificent ice river which is among the few glaciers that are not retreating, is the most visited place in the Los Glaciares National Park. At the northern area of the park, the main characters on stage are the Fitz Roy, Chalténand Torre mounts. Unanimously considered to be among the most difficult mounts to be climbed, they are above the 3.000 mts altitude and they are a personal challenge for professional climbers. For those seeking adventure, Santa Cruz province, also hosts the capital of trekking, El Chaltén.
Our programme includes three nights accommodation, one full day tour, and round trip transfer to/from the airport

Iguazú: 3 days / 2 Nights
It is internationally known because it hosts the Iguazú National Park (Patrimony of Mankind) where the famous Iguazú Falls are found. It is, beyond doubts, a privileged place for safaris and sightseeing. Among the diversity of species that inhabit the region, we find multicolor toucans and parrots, pumas, yaguaretes and a wide variety of birds. During daylight or in the evenings there are guided walks or touristic train tours. This region also hosts the cultural heritage of the Guarani Jesuit Missions with their impressive archaeological ruins. The Yerba Mate Route is another attractive circuit near the falls.
It includes three nights accommodation, one full day tour to the Argentine Side Falls, and transfers from/to the airport.

Mendoza: 3 days / 2 Nights
The Province of Mendoza is 1.031 km far from Buenos Aires. It is one of the provinces chosen by tourists for recreational activities. With its unmistakable identity related to wine, it is the most important wine producing province and, therefore, concentrates the largest number of wineries and vineyards. We will offer you a three days/two nights program, visiting wineries with its wine tastings, appreciating unique landscape of the Andes, and doing outdoor activities.
It includes, two nights accommodations, one half day tour, and round trip transfers to/from the airport.

Salta: 4 days / 3 Nights
Salta, which in quechua language means “The Very Beautiful” offers the tourist innumerable options for visiting its landscapes, the vivid colors of its arid soils, extended salt pans, jungles with exuberant vegetation and the legacy of its native inhabitants. We have designed a four days/three nights programme to explore its multiple features, it is a harmonious combination of nature, history and live cultures, strongly rooted to the earth.
It includes three nights (two nights in Salta and one night in Cafayate) with breakfast and two full day tours (Humahuaca Gorge and Calchaqui Valleys Round Trip tour) and arrival/departure transfers.

COMPLIMENTARY CITY TOUR

We are offering the complimentary city tour in the afternoon on Saturday 31 October at 13:00-17:00 and Wednesday 4 November at 14:30-18:00.

Duration: 4 hours
Starting point: La Rural
Ending point: You will be dropped off at one of the official hotels

The city tour is a half day visit to Buenos Aires, a cosmopolitan city that shows the influence of the great number of immigrants that arrived to these shores.

The tour starts at the historic Plaza de Mayo square, well known for its numerous political demonstrations. It is surrounded by the Government House, best known as the Pink House; the Cabildo (the old City Hall) and the Metropolitan Cathedral. The Avenida de Mayo, which starts in this square, is an interesting set of buildings of varied styles that reflect the diversity of its inhabitants. Wide avenues and green areas appear constantly trying to slow down the rhythm of this vertiginous city. A sample of this is the 9 de Julio Avenue, about 5 squares away from here, with its eight lanes divided by small green squares with old leafy trees and enriched by sculptures and fountains. In the middle of this avenue, is the Plaza de la Republica, the Obelisk arises as a symbol of the city.

The visit continues towards San Telmo, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Buenos Aires, which was also a center for immigrant settlers and still keeps most of its architectonic patrimony untouched: its colonial houses and cobbled streets. We take Balcarce street up to Humberto 1º, turn in Defensa and drive along Plaza Dorrego until we reach Bolivar; down along Av. San Juan to Av. Paseo Colon.

Every Sunday, an antique fair is held in Plaza Dorrego. The area has also a lively night-life as there are many tango houses, restaurants and pubs.

Southwards, we reach the picturesque and colorful port neighborhood of La Boca with its famous street, Caminito, whose architectonic characteristics reflect the culture of the European citizens that arrived to these shores at the end of the 19th century, mainly Genovese sailors.

The visit continues towards the newest district of Puerto Madero; Palermo neighborhood with its elegant residences framed by wide green areas; finally reaching the district of Recoleta, the most sophisticated neighbourhood in Buenos Aires. The Recoleta Cemetery, surprises the visitors for its rich architecture and the important personalities of the social and political Argentinean life, amongst whom are Eva Perón, whose remains lie there. Next to the cemetery is the church Nuestra Señora del Pilar, the Recoleta Cultural Center (previously a convent), Buenos Aires Design and the Palais de Glace.

From here we return to the official hotels, where the tour will end.