BUENOS AIRES BID BOOK XVI WFNS Congress 2017
INDEX Letter of Invitation
Why Argentina should be the host of the XVI WFNS Congress
10 Reasons to choose Buenos Aires
Convention and Exhibition Facilities
Main Congresses held in Argentina
Organization of the Congress & Support
Tourism in Buenos Aires
Pre and Post Congress Tours
Dear Colleagues, th
The Argentine Association of Neurosurgery has just celebrated the 50 Anniversary of its foundation. Since 1959 the Argentine Association of Neurological Surgery has been an active member of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS) and has been involved in the foundation of the Latin-American Federation of Neurosurgery (FLANC). We have been working intensively with both societies and some of our most recognized neurosurgeons are also part of the Board of these institutions. In October, 2006, the Argentine Association of Neurological Surgery had the honor and privilege of organizing the Latin-American Congress of Neurosurgery. It was held in the city of Buenos Aires and had a great success. About 1500 neurosurgeons from all over the world could witness the scientific kindness and social organization of our event. The constant work of our Associates in continuing education courses and international forums as well as the commitment with the ongoing training of neurosurgeons from all regions (especially from developing nations) had led the activity of the AANC during these 50 years. The maturity of our Association as well as many other precedents, allow us to glimpse that this time our challenge can and must be achieved: to be the host country of the World Congress of Neurosurgery in 2017. As early as in 1984 in Barcelona, our country proposed its candidacy but this dream didnÂ´t come true. We believe this is a favorable occasion for us to host such a magnificent event, even more taking into account that Latin America will host this meeting. We have the desire, conviction, human resources, organizational experience and the support of the whole neurological community in our country who are working towards the achievement of this goal. The tourism attractions as well as the human warmth and the intense social and cultural activities of Buenos Aires endorse the election of Argentina as host country of the World Congress of Neurosurgery in 2017. Considering all the facts mentioned above, we would be extremely honoured to receive your support to be considered as an eligible candidate for hosting the most important event in worldwide Neurosurgery. Yours faithfully,
Dr. Francisco Papalini President Argentine Association of Neurosurgery Organizing Committee Buenos Aires 2017
H ighlights A place to enjoy all four seasons and every type of scenery imaginable. Each and every region in this country can offer something different, as Argentina contains most of the physical conditions known to man: heat, cold, forest, desert, mountains, endless plains and big cities. Yet, the most remarkable feature in this wide variety of areas is its unspoiled nature, making the country a very attractive tourist destination. Located in the southern extreme of the American continent, Argentina is the eighth largest country in the world and one of the most exquisite, too. The beauty of the jungle of the Northeast gives way to the grassy Pampas (sprawling westward from the city of Buenos Aires) and to the windswept Patagonian desert further south. From the Northwest, the semi-arid area of the Puna, inhabited by llamas and alpacas, turns South into the Patagonian Andes, a land of forests, lakes, and glaciers, narrowing towards Antarctica.
A rgentina’s name It comes from the Latin “argentum”, that means silver. The origin of this name goes back to the trips of the first Spanish conquerors to El Río de la Plata (The River Plate). The shipwrecked persons of Juan Díaz de Solís’s expedition found aborigens who gave them silver objects. Near 1524 they spread the news about this Plate Hill, a mountain full of that precious metal. From that moment on the Portuguese called Solis’s river as “El Río de la Plata”. Two years later, the Spanish also started to use that name. The National Constitution passed in 1853 included the name “The Republic of Argentina” as the official name of the government and territory of his Nation.
S ituation, e xtension and l imits Placed in South America (therefore in the south hemisphere of the planet), Argentina has an extension of almost 3,8 million Km, 2,8 belong to the continent - with approximately 54 % of plains (meadows and savannah), 23 % of tableland and the other 23 % of hills and mountains. The rest is in the Antarctic sector. Its 3.800 kilometres of surface go from 22º up to 55º Latitude South. Argentina borders on Uruguay, Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia and Chile on a perimeter of 9.376 kilometres. The Atlantic Ocean side accounts for 4.725 kilometres.
G eography The main characteristic of Argentine geography is the immense contrast offered between its huge oriental plains and the impressive Andes mountain chain in the west, which includes the highest summit of the western hemisphere: the Aconcagua, (6959 meters). From Jujuy to Tierra del Fuego, the mountain chain shows a wonderful variety of landscape: altiplanes on the northwest (desert, valleys, ravine and coloring hills) and lakes, forests and glaciers of the Patagonia in the south. Chaco, in the north of the country is a forest area limited by three rivers: Bermejo, Salado and Pilcomayo. Between the rivers Parana and Uruguay we find the Argentine Mesopotamia (which includes Entre Ríos, Corrientes and Misiones provinces). It is formed by hills, lagoons and swamp that mark the former tracings of those big rivers. In the middle of the subtropical jungle, cliffs look as spectacular as Iguazú Falls. In the center of Argentina, the pampeana region is the most extensive and famous plain. We find strong agricultural and cattle development, in Buenos Aires, in the north-east of La Pampa and south of Cordoba and Santa Fe. The area is located between Tandil and La Ventana hills on the south, and Cordoba hills in the west. Towards the south, from the Andes to the sea, the sterile and stony Patagonian plateaus go down affected by the wind most time of the year. The Atlantic littoral bordered by high cliffs, creates amazing figures, as Peninsula Valdés, with its spectacular state-run of marine animals.
C limate Argentina has a great weather variety: mild and humid in the pampeana plain, cold and humid in the extreme west of the Patagonia, subtropical in the north Mesopotamia and hot in the Northwest. From November until March, the average temperature is 23ÂşC and, from June to September, 12ÂşC.
P opulation Nowadays, Argentina has a population of over 40 million inhabitants. The majority of the population is Spanish and Italian descendants. But there are also French, Swiss, Polish, Jewish, Armenian, German and British communities. With the massive Europe and immigration, native blood was diluted to a point that the pure aborigine population (Mapuches, Collas, Tobas, Matacos and Chiriguanos) represents nowadays 0.5% of the countryâ€™s total inhabitants.
R eligion The official religion is Catholic Apostolic Roman, though there is total freedom of worship. Besides Protestantism, Judaism, Islamism, orthodox Greek religion, the orthodox Russian one and others are practiced as well.
L anguage The official language of Argentina is Spanish.
E ntry Formalities All countries in the world are accepted to enter in Argentina. No delegates will be denied a visa to enter our country and the entry formality is only the current passport with or without Visa, depending on the passenger nationality. No vaccination certificate is required, except for passengers coming from countries where cholera and yellow fever are endemic
W hy Argentina should be the host of the XVI WFNS Congress? Because our Society has been developing and promoting Continuing Education for more than 50 years. Since 1959 the Argentine Association of Neurological Surgery has been an active member of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS) and has been involved in the foundation of the Latin-American Federation of Neurosurgery (FLANC). We have been working intensively with both societies and some of our most recognized neurosurgeons are also part of the Board of these institutions.
Because we have a vast experience organizing National and International Congresses. In October 2006, the Argentine Association of Neurological Surgery had the honor and privilege of organizing the Latin-American Congress of Neurosurgery. It was held in the city of Buenos Aires and had a great success. About 1500 neurosurgeons from all over the world could witness the scientific kindness and social organization of our event. Because the Continuing Education is carried out through Congresses, Courses , Workshops, etc. The constant work of our Associates in continuing education courses and international forums as well as the commitment with the ongoing training of neurosurgeons from all regions (especially from developing nations) had led the activity of the AANC during these 50 years. Because our country has the appropriate infrastructure, manpower, hotels and transport for achieving this goal and our natural wonders make Argentina a fascinating tourist destination, with their unique landscapes that deserve to be visited. The tourism attractions as well as the human warmth and the intense social and cultural activities of Buenos Aires endorse the election of Argentina as host country of the World Congress of Neurosurgery in 2017.
Nowadays Latin-American Neurosurgery is well positioned in worldwide medical science and throughout the years it has adjusted constantly to the needs of the region according to the diverse, changing economic and social circumstances. The world is in constant change; advances in science and technology are appearing every day and Latin America is not alone in having to adapt to this changing situation.
The scientific communities have been called upon to perform a leading role in this new era, therefore we must be aware of these changes in order to move forward and establish our society in this new world.
The maturity of our Association as well as many other precedents, allow us to glimpse that this time our challenge can and must be achieved: to be the host country of the World Congress of Neurosurgery in 2017. As early as in 1984 in Barcelona, our country proposed its candidacy but this dream didnÂ´t come true. We believe this is a favorable occasion for us to host such a magnificent event, even more taking into account that Latin America will host this meeting. We have the desire, conviction, human resources, organizational experience and the support of the whole neurological community in our country who are working towards the achievement of this goal.
School of Medicine (University of Buenos Aires â€“ UBA)
10 Reasons to choose
Buenos Aires in 2017
1. Experience in International Events The city has a fruitful experience in organizing events of great quality and magnitude, where each International Society needs a lot of requirements. This has been proven by the fact that our country has been selected for the most important conferences.
2. Congress and Exhibition Facilities The Society can select the most appropriate venue from a wide range of places.
3. Hotel Accommodation Buenos Aires offers visitors excellent hotel accommodation with more than 13,800 rooms divided into 3, 4 and 5 stars hotels, a quantity which will be steadily increased year to year. And throughout the country, travellers can choose from top-class hotels to the homely simplicity of rustic mountain shelters.
4. Cultural Activities In Buenos Aires you can enjoy art museums, the classic Colon Opera House, theaters, music; everything that you would expect in a major Old World City. Buenos Aires is home to over 300 theaters, 100-plus art galleries, at least 70 museums, and hundreds of all-night bookstores so those who live in Argentina never lack cultural activities.
5. Tourist Alternatives Buenos Aires offers the widest tourist alternatives of singular beauty and accessibility. It is undoubtedly the Latin American city that best resembles the cosmopolitan and aristocratic atmosphere of the big European capitals. Full Day tours and half day tours are available for visiting museums, neighborhoods and estancias, amongst others.
6. Public Safety For relax, cultural activities from Museums, Theatres, Opera and a secure place to walk around ... and to be a part of the “city that never sleeps”. It attests to Buenos Aires’ reputation as one of the most important cities in America for its cultural and artistic activities in a very safe atmosphere.
7. Economical Destination Argentina is a non expensive destination, which makes it easy to organize an event at a relatively small cost.
8. International Connections Buenos Aires International Airport “Ministro Pistarini,” is the main international airport of Argentina, and is frequently an entry point to the country, then offering connecting flights the most important capital cities around the world. For those persons interested in Pre and Post Tours, the domestic airport offers flights to each tourism destination of the country, within a short distance from downtown hotels.
9. Accessibility and Transportation Most congress venues are at walking distance from main hotels. Furthermore, Buenos Aires offers an efficient system of public buses and underground network that connects the main residential neighborhoods to the center of the town. Also taxis are safe and cheap.
10. Scientific Forum Buenos Aires is not only known as a tourist destination, it is also a scientific forum. A clear example are de five schools of Medicine, selected by Latin American students to improve their knowledge.
Convention and Exhibition Facilities Sheraton Buenos Aires Hotel & Convention Center Located in the downtown area and at 30 minutes distance from Ezeiza International Airport, it offers spectacular views of the city of Buenos Aires and the Río de la Plata nearby. Modern 24-story tower, fully air-conditioned, with 924 guest rooms. All rooms, except for suites, are of similar size and decoration. All are equipped with individually controlled air conditioning, servibar, direct dial international telephones, color TV, private bath, wall to wall carpeting. All rooms face either the city or the Río de La Plata.
"The Towers", a hotel within a hotel, situated on the 20th to the 23rd floors, have the same decoration as above with additional comforts, exclusive registration desk on the 22nd floor, cocktail lounge, newspapers, bedside controls for lights and TV, and the most spectacular view of Buenos Aires. Guest services, a business center and a shopping arcade, are also available at the hotel. Restaurants, Bars & Recreational Facilities at the Sheraton Hotel: “El Cardinale” features daily breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets and à la carte selections. It also offers international gourmet cuisine and charcoal grilled Argentine meats as well as executive luncheon favorites. Superb Italian specialties are featured at the "El Aljibe".
The "Lobby Bar" provides a relaxing atmosphere to enjoy a favorite cocktail. Tropical beverages and snacks are served poolside at the "Pool Terrace Snack Bar". Room Service 24 hours. "Express" coffee shop serving a variety of cookies, cakes and sandwiches. Outdoor swimming pool, children's pool, lighted tennis courts (lessons available), complete health club with sauna and massage. In March 15, 1996, the new tower and Convention area was inaugurated providing more space for congress and exhibitions and more luxurious rooms to the guests, in a total of 905 rooms and 205 suites. Park Tower’s style and elegance is reflected in each detail; refined accommodations, pleasant surroundings and a warm ambiance combined with unparalleled service, makes the Park Tower a haven of comfort and distinction unique in Buenos Aires.
Sheraton Convention Center The Sheraton Buenos Aires Hotel & Convention Center has been venue of the most important congresses held in this city. For meetings, conventions and exhibitions has a net space of 5,962 sq.m. in five levels: • Lower level: San Isidro Room, used for exhibitions, with 1,311 sq.m.; • Lobby level: San Telmo room, used for exhibitions, with 880 sq.m. and the Auditorio room, with a capacity of 230 pax in theater; • First floor: the Libertador and Retiro rooms, with 1,800 and 830 pax in theater, used as Plenary rooms and the Golden Horn, with 400 sq.m. and 400 pax in theater. Both the Libertador and Retiro rooms can be divided by three; • Second floor: 9 rooms from 37 to 175 sq.m. provides a full capacity of 842 people; • 24th floor with 500 sq.m. and a full capacity of 330 pax for private banquets.
Sheraton Buenos Aires Hotel & Convention Center
ome of the main congresses held in Argentina (1960 â€“ 2009)
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X Pan American Congress of Architects XIV Sessions of the Commission on the Social and Judicial Condition of Women Latin American Ministerial Conference for Planning & Education VII Inter American Conference of Accountants XI World Congress of the International Social Service 53 International Conference of the Law Association XVI Assembly Sessions of the International Organisation of Civil Aviation X Congress of the International Union of Architects Extraordinary Meeting of Ministers CICLA / OAS XXXVI Annual Conference of the International Federation of Airline Pilots First World Congress of Cervical Pathology and Colposcopy VIII Congress of the World Federation of Hemophilia IV Ibero American Conference of Ministerial Works (OAS) XII International Congress of Latin Notaries XIV World Congress of Cardiology IV World Congress on Burn Injuries XIV International Congress on Pediatrics VIII Pan American Congress on Endocrinology VIII International Congress on Fertility and Sterility III Latin American Congress on Child Psychiatry V Regional American Conference of IOPC/INTERPOL 44 General Assembly of IOPC/ Interpol Meeting of the Permanent Council of Latin Notaries World Meat Congress XXV World Congress of Advertising IX International Congress of Allergology First Latin American Congress on Aerosols United Nations Conference on Water XI World Congress of Otorrinolaringology XV Plenary Assembly of the Inter-American Council for Commerce and Production Seminar 'How to Export to the European Economic Communityâ€™ VII World Council of the Young Men Christian Association VII Latin American Medical Congress on Rehabilitation III Inter American Conference of Securities Commissions and Similar Entities 4th World Lawn Hockey Cup Conference of the UN on Technical Cooperation Between Developing Countries Regional Latin American Meeting of the Womenâ€™s Christian Association V General Assembly of the Pan-American Surety Association XII World Congress of Cancer XXIII Olympic Chess Games - World Congress of the International Chess Federation XIII World Congress of Travel Agents (FUAAV) Nuclear Inter Jura '79 Latin American Meeting of Superintendents of Insurance Forum for Arab Investors in Argentina - Secretariat for Industrial Development Seminar on Financing in Capital Markets - Banco de Valores
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Second Third World Insurance Congress First International Symposium on Recent Advances in Epilepsy V Meeting of Heads of Registration Offices for Transfer of Technology XIV General Conference of the International Federation of Agricultural Producers XXXI Congress of the International Assoc. for the Protection of Industrial Property XI Meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the River Plate Basin Panel '81 - Expodata. VIII Latin American Conference of the CLEI XII Meeting of the Inter American Council for Education, Science and Culture - OAS V Latin American Congress on Child Psychiatry and Allied Professions II International Symposium on Aluminium’s Transformation Technology - Aluar S.A. 43rd Period of Sessions of the International Statistical Institute International Symposium on Recent Advances in Fertility IV Congress of the Michael E. DeBakey International Cardiovascular Society IV World Congress on Water Resources IV Iberian and Latin American Congress on Plastic Surgery Regional Symposium of the World Psychiatric Association Latin American Hounsfield Club on Computerized Tomography First Latin American Seminar on Pediatric Endocrinology I National Congress on Informatics and Teleinformatics - USUARIA '83 IV Conf. of Ministers & Heads of Planning of Latin American & Caribbean Countries II National Congress on Telecommunications and Electronics - TECO '83 10th American Congress of Custom Officers II National Congress on Informatics and Teleinformatics - USUARIA '84 2nd Latin American Congress on Operational Research and Systems Engineering XXXVIII Congress of the International Fiscal Association International Seminar on Advances in Plastic Surgery X Latin American Conference on Rural Electrification - CLER '84 First Argentine - American Business Encounter Technical Conference of CIAT – DGI 4th Pan American Congress on Electronic Funds Transfer III National Congress on Informatics and Teleinformatics - USUARIA '85 First Argentine Seminar on Oil Refining First Latin American Congress on Cardiac Pacing Aeronautical and Spatial French Week – GIFAS IV National Congress on Informatics and Teleinformatics - USUARIA '86 2nd Argentine American Business Encounter Annual Assembly of the Executive Committee of the World Petroleum Congresses V International Congress of Engineering Geology XIV General Conference of the International Council of Museums - ICOM '86 XIV Experts Meeting - XVII Meeting of OLADE Ministers 6th Ibero American Congress on Pre-Mixed Concrete V National Congress on Informatics and Teleinformatics - USUARIA '87 IFORS '87 - XI Conference of the Int. Federation of Operations Research Societies 75th World Congress of the World Dental Federation - FDI
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VI National Congress on Informatics and Teleinformatics - USUARIA ‘88 22nd Biennial Conference of the International Bar Association X Congress of the Inter-American Association on Industrial Property - ASIPI IV Congress on Legal Aspects of Financial Entities 36th World Congress of the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers 45th Conference of the International Institute of Public Finances 7th Hispanic Latin American Congress on Odontology 25th International Seminar of the Argentine Dental Association First Latin American Advertising Congress of the International Advertising Association Argentine Congress on Business Law XX Latin American Congress of Angiology and Cardiovascular Surgery International Symposium on Child Endocrinology General Assembly of the World Tourism Organisation th 13 World Petroleum Congress IV Latin American of Fellows of the American College of Surgeons V International Congress on Orthodontics th 12 Argentine Congress on Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation III Ibero Latin American Congress on Insurance Law XIX Session of the General Assembly of the World Conservation Union - IUCN III Latin American and Caribbean Petroleum Engineering Conference XXXI Argentine Congress on Orthopaedics and Traumatology th 66 Conference of the International Law Association III Argentine Congress of Images in Ultrasound and II International Symposium of Cardiac Ecodoppler X World Symposium on Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology th 37 Annual Meeting of the Governors Assembly – Inter American Development Bank / XI Annual Meeting of the Governors Assembly of the Inter American Investment Corporation VI World Congress on Cardiac Rehabilitation I Argentine Congress of Laparoscopic Surgery and I Congress of the International Federation of Laparoscopic Surgery Societies III Conference on Agreements of Biologic Diversity VIII World Congress of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology XVI World Congress of Neurology XXII World Congress of Vines and Wine XXII International Congress of Latin Notaries XXIII World Small Animal Veterinary Association Congress IV UNFCCC Fourth Session of the Conference of the Parties – COP4 – Climate Change World Congress of Nefrology XXXI World Congress of the International College of Surgeons International Congress of Cardiology for the Consultant th 28 Argentine Congress on Anesthesiology X World Congress of Cervical Pathology and Colposcopy XVII InterAmerican Congress of Cardiology
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O rganization of the C ongress and S upport Organizers ‐
Asociación Argentina de Neurocirugía (AANC)
Proposed PCO ‐
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Official Supporters ‐
Government of Buenos Aires City
National Institute for Tourism Promotion (INPROTUR)
Ministry of Health
Accademy of Medicine
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I nternational T ransportation Buenos Aires International Airport â€œEzeiza,â€? is the main international airport of Argentina, and is frequently an entry point
to the country, then offering connecting flights to various regions.
The following major international airlines have direct flights to Buenos Aires:
F light Times to Argentina
Non Stop Regular Flights
Miami / Chicago / Dallas / Atlanta Los Angeles New York Europe Frankfurt London Madrid Paris Rome Asia Hong Kong Kuala Lumpur Singapore Tokyo Oceania Sydney Latin America Río de Janeiro / Sao Paulo / Lima Asunción Montevideo Bahía
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Buenos Aires, offers visitors excellent hotel accommodation with more than 50,000 rooms . A wide variety of hotels can be found throughout the country, offering visitors a range of prices and styles. Almost all hotels are within walking distance from the venue.
HOTELS IN BUENOS AIRES Number of Hotels Category Number of Rooms 5***** Hotels 18 4.197 4**** Hotels 62 6.493 3*** Hotels 44 3.159 TOTAL ALL CATEGORIES 13.849
Number of Beds 8.492 14.387 6.712 29.591
Hotel Info & Rates â€“ Prices Valid as of 2010
5* Luxury Alvear Palace Hotel 5* Luxury Four Seasons 5*
Hilton Buenos Aires
Hotel Madero by Sofitel
Sheraton Libertador Hotel
Esplendor de Buenos Aires
4* Collection NH Lancaster 3*
De las Luces
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T ourism in B uenos A ires Buenos Aires offers the widest tourist alternatives of singular beauty and accessibility. It is undoubtedly the Latin American city that best resembles the cosmopolitan and aristocratic atmosphere
of the big European capitals. Full Day tours and half day tours are available for visiting museums, neighborhoods and estancias, amongst others.
Full and Half Day City Tours •
Recoleta & Palermo (3 hours)
Recoleta & Palermo
Come and join us to discover the northern neighbourhoods of Buenos Aires where our “Aristocracy” from the XIX Century had their own private palaces. Be amazed by how similar this area is to a European capital, and understand why the upper classes in Buenos Aires loved this part of the city. Find out how Buenos Aires was transformed during the “Belle Époque” into the “Paris of South America”. We will also visit the neighbourhood of Palermo with its low-rise colonial houses, designer bars and ethnic restaurants. Discover how it has been divided from “Palermo Viejo” (Old Palermo) into “Palermo Soho” and “Palermo Hollywood”. We will visit San Martin square, Alvear Avenue and Palermo.
San Telmo (3 hours)
Tango, popular culture and the extensive migration from Europe are the focal points of this trip to an area which holds a special charm. Get to know the Plaza de Mayo (May Square), the churches surround it, the ancient conventillos (tenement houses) and the Market in the artists’ quarter of San Telmo and its centre, the Dorrego Square. These are some of the highlights of this tour around this fascinating and popular neighbourhood of Buenos Aires – the district where tango music was born.
Art in Buenos Aires (3 hours) The rich cultural heritage in Buenos Aires is constantly growing. Nowadays, the city acts as a platform for promoting the art of our region. This tour introduces you to a selection of the city’s best art collections. We will go to the new and magnificent Latin American Modern and Contemporary Art Museum – known commonly as Malba – displaying some stunning moments of pan-Latin American culture, The Fine Arts National Museum with its Argentine and European Collection.
San Antonio de Areco (8 hours)
San Antonio de Areco
Go to the old land of the gauchos in the ancient frontier with the indigenous tribes: the area of San Antonio de Areco, a tiny colonial town that has majestic buildings th from the early 20 century, when Argentina’s economy was booming. We visit some of the well-known artisans (leather, silver, textiles) of Areco, who show us round their workshops and how they make their crafts. Another option is a visit to the Gaucho museum which holds an interesting collection on the Pampas' history. Then we have a traditional asado (Argentine BBQ) lunch at one of the exclusive estancias of the area, where we spend the rest of the day walking in the beautiful gardens, riding horses, participating in rural activities or bird-watching.
Tigre, Delta & San Isidro (7 hours) In North Buenos Aires there are two places that provide us with both enjoyment and peace. Ancient quintas (country estates) and modern residences co-exist together in San Isidro – one of the oldest towns around Buenos Aires – and Tigre, the gateway to the mysterious Parana's Delta. Our tour includes these two fascinating villages and includes a boat trip through their lush rivers. We visit the Quinta Pueyrredón, one of the best th examples of 19 century estates still standing, and the popular market “Puerto de Frutos”.
Tigre, Delta & San Isidro
Pre and Post-Congress Tours •
Iguazú Falls - The roaring waters
Situated in the Iguazú National Park, which covers some 65,000 hectares, the Iguazu Falls are, without a doubt, one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world. Two hundred and seventy five individual cascades plunge over 90m into the river below. The falls stretch over 3km and across 3 countries. Their formation in a semi circle creates a natural amphitheatre in which a truly amazing and ceaseless spectacle is played out before one´s eyes. The falls are surrounded by tropical jungle, which is home to more than 2000 species of plant, 400 species of bird, monkeys, tapirs, and alligators amongst other animals.
Salta & Jujuy
Salta "The Beautiful". This city has the best preserved colonial architecture. Some of its attractions:"Train To The Clouds" is a 219 Km long railway that crosses the giant iron viaduct La Polvorilla, which is 4,182 m above sea level. It also crosses the Valle de Lerma and goes through the Quebrada del Toro, getting as high as the Puna. Jujuy is also a notrth province of outstanding natural beauty. Close to San Salvador de Jujuy: Quebrada De Humahuaca. Vividly coloured landscapes frame a group of villages. One of the most beautiful villages is Purmamarca, an indigenous village lying against the Cerro de los Siete Colores (Seven-color Mount) which strata illustrates various geological ages. One of the most outstanding attractions in this ravine is the Pucará de Tilcara, a fortified town built by the Omaguaca natives in preColumbian times.
Mendoza Located to the center-west of Argentina and situated at the foothills of the Andes Mountains; Mendoza is famous for its pleasant climate, clean environment and scenic vineyards. Aconcagua, the highest peak in the American continent, is 180 km from the centre of Mendoza and it´s one of the favorite challenges for mountaineers from all over the world.
In the heart of the Nahuel Huapi National Park in the Province of Río Negro, is located San Carlos de Bariloche, one of the most beautiful cities of Argentina. A city with the traditional alpine villages style , wooden houses , roofs with strong slopes, that is situated in front of the Nahuel Huapi lake. Bariloche is arguably the most famous ski resort area in the Southern Hemisphere. It's located on the eastern slopes of the Andes Mountains at 2,500 feet above sea level. Surrounding mountains reach 8,000 feet. The city, completely constructed following the coast of the lake and in the middle of cypresses and lengas, has between its outstanding points the Civic Center, a stone construction and the majestic hotel Llao Llao, the most attractive of the country.
Ushuaia & Calafate
Ushuaia, the capital of Tierra del Fuego Province and the southernmost city in the world. Some of the most popular tourist attractions are: the Beagle Channel and its surrounding area, Tierra del Fuego National Park, with its natural harbor called Lapataia, and the "train to the uttermost part of the earth", which calls at the prison now turned into a museum. El Calafate is a really small village in Santa Cruz Province in the very south of Argentina. In the Patagonia, with the Cordilleras of the Andes as a back drop, it is close to the Lago Argentino and the National Glacier Park which features the Perito Moreno Glacier.
Looking forward to seeing you in
Argentina in 2017!!! â€Š