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Off the Beaten Track: Buenos Aires

By HarryFriday 28th March 2014

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Buenos Aires, the colourful and bustling capital city of Argentina, is a place of delicious steak, superb Tango dancing and vibrant art – and so an incredible destination to cruise to. To help you explore some of the lesser known highlights of this impressive city, we’ve put together our top must-sees and must-dos when exploring off the beaten track.

Enjoy a day trip at a traditional Estancia

Image and video hosting by TinyPic If you’re looking for something different to do during your stay in Buenos Aires, then a day trip to an Argentinian Estancia is something you’ll love. An Estancia is a South American cattle ranch, where visitors can stay overnight in luxury cabins and explore the wonderful Argentinian landscape and animals that wander the fields. Image and video hosting by TinyPic A popular Estancia, and just 1-hour from Buenos Aires’ city centre, is Don Silvano a wonderful ranch with horses, cows and charming, old fashioned lodges for people to rest in. Don Silvano offer fun-filled day camps that your entire family will love. Go on a morning tour of the Estancia with glasses of freshly squeezed juice and wine, and enjoy rides on horses, carriages and even tractors. For lunch you’ll be spoiled with grilled chorizo and chicken with salad, followed by a desert and cup of delicious coffee. As you eat your lunch you’ll be treated to a range of performances, including Tango dancing – you’ll even get the chance to join in later, with the Tango lessons.  If the kids aren’t interested in the dancing, then they can go off to play football in the fields or splash around in the Estancia’s pool.

Stroll around Parques Tres de Febrero

Image and video hosting by TinyPic In the Palermo area of Buenos Aires you’ll come across the beautiful park, Parque Tres de Febrero. Admire the picturesque lakes and watch the local ducks float along the surface, or, if you’re feeling fit go on a jog around the blossoming gardens. A real treat is the rose garden, or El Rosedal, which provides guests with views of stunning, blooming red roses that light up the park’s emerald hedges. In the background of Parque tres de Febrero you’ll spot a giant globe shaped building – that’s the Galileo Galilei Planetarium! With astronomical activities for your kids, fascinating presentations and a chance to observe the sun from the Solar Box, you’re bound to have fun there.

Enjoy Argentinian steak

Image and video hosting by TinyPic A trip to Buenos Aires wouldn’t be complete without trying some renowned Argentinian steak. Another Palermo highlight is the Don Julio steakhouse, a family owned restaurant that’s a firm favourite with locals. Smartly dressed waiters will help you with your steak of choice and which of their great wines will make the perfect accompaniment. There you’ll enjoy thick cuts of juicy steaks, with a seasoned portion of delicious crispy criss-cross potato chips – the perfect lunch-time treat in Buenos Aires.

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