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Experience the extraordinary natural beauty and wildlife of South America. From the stunning Patagonia and the colorful culture and gastronomy of Buenos Aires and Santiago de Chile, to the spectacular Iguassu Falls, the gaucho traditions in the pampas of Argentina, the ancient Inca ruins of Machu Picchu and the wildlife of Galapagos Island; South America offers something for everyone!

Many travelers simply don’t want their trips to end. With a selection of pre- and post-trip extensions to choose from, you have the chance to experience more of the places you’ve traveled so far to see, create your own unique adventure and add some great contrast on your trip!

On this adventure, we have selected some experiences to suggest you! Our in-destination private customized travel ideas will compliment and expand your cruise experience

 

 Pre-Post Trips to your Antarctica Argentina Cruise:  CULINARY BUENOS AIRES.

The Experience: Porteños, how locals are called, love eating out. Some prefer a nice dish of pasta still life, others sit in a cosy restaurant at Palermo neighbourhood and a third devour a barbecue in a “Parrillita”. But, without a doubt, eating out is a favourite outing in Buenos Aires. For this reason, is that the culinary scene is vast and as varied as the largest metropolis in the world. A full snapshot would be overwhelming, so we chose some of the concepts and proposals that identify the city and its cuisine in which the beef and wine stands. Some other local foods and drinks are mate, alfajores, empanadas, dulce de leche, locro and “picada” (table of cold cuts and assorted cheeses accompanied by homemade bread). Come to know and experience Buenos Aires through all your senses!
Destination: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Duration: 4 days

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 Pre-Post Trips to your Antarctica Argentina Cruise: PLAY POLO IN BUENOS AIRES.

The Experience: Polo is not only a passionate world known sport, it ́s also a lifestyle. Get to the peaceful countryside and disconnect from the vibrant city. Watch a polo match, eat a great argentine barbecue and also learn how to play this amazing and thrilling sport. A Polo Resort as part of a Polo Club where beginners, amateurs or experienced players can improve their skills by playing one or more days in real polo fields with professional instructors as well as horses for all levels.
Destination: Outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Duration: 4 days

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Pre-Post Trips to your Antarctica Argentina Cruise:  EXPLORING THE WINELANDS OF CHILE

The Experience: Chilean wine is being produced since the nineteenth century. However, their quality has been increasing from the last decades of the twentieth century, with the opening of trade links between local wine companies and French and American vineyards and winemakers. Since then, several Chilean wines have climbed positions to be among the best in the world. On the other hand Chile local cuisine is the combination of the powerful indigenous tradition and its encounter with the Spaniards and French cuisine. Currently, Chile is a country open to the world, with a great international cuisine but with the main aim of rescuing the local products and, above all, the sea food and fish of the Pacific Ocean. Póngale más pino, póngale color is said in Chile to request enthusiasm and to improve what is done, an expression of the kitchen reflected in everyday life. We invite you to enjoy with all your senses the wines and food of Chile.
Destination: Santiago de Chile and Valle de Colchagua, Chile
Duration: 5 days

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Pre-Post Trips to your Antarctica Argentina Cruise: EXPLORE THE ARGENTINE WINELAND.

The Experience: Wine is the eternal companion of food, so for those food and wine lovers we offer this full experience of flavours and aromas. The Mendoza Wine Country is world renowned for its exquisite wineries, wines and foods. Let us guide you through the best of what Mendoza wine lands have to offer and discover their own unique flavour and personality, world-class wines, a bounty of culinary treasures and breath-taking scenery.
Destination: Mendoza, Argentina
Duration: 4 days

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Pre-Post Trips to your Antarctica Argentina Cruise: PATAGONIC RANCH & MORENO GLACIER.

The Experience: Porteños, how locals are called, love eating out. Some prefer a nice dish of pasta still life, others sit in a cosy restaurant at Palermo neighbourhood and a third devour a barbecue in a “Parrillita”. But, without a doubt, eating out is a favourite outing in Buenos Aires. For this reason, is that the culinary scene is vast and as varied as the largest metropolis in the world. A full snapshot would be overwhelming, so we chose some of the concepts and proposals that identify the city and its cuisine in which the beef and wine stands. Some other local foods and drinks are mate, alfajores, empanadas, dulce de leche, locro and “picada” (table of cold cuts and assorted cheeses accompanied by homemade bread). Come to know and experience Buenos Aires through all your senses!
Destination: El Calafate, Argentina
Duration: 4 days

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Pre-Post Trips to your Antarctica Argentina Cruise: ARGENTINA NORTHWEST EXPERIENCE IN 4X4.

The Experience: This program offers the opportunity to explore the diverse natural landscape of Northwestern Argentina, witness the remnants of pre-Colombian cultures and traditions, and experience the unique delicacies and wine of the region Experience a unique way of travelling through the Argentinean Puna – the high plains that lie amidst the volcanoes and salt flats in the Andean region. We want to show the rarely seen and hidden part of this territory, creating contact between humans and nature. In this arid region, we explore natural phenomena that have existed since our continents were first forming.
Destination: Salta, Purmamarca and NOA’s villages, Argentina
Duration: 6 days

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Pre-Post Trips to your Antarctica Argentina Cruise:  TREKKING EXPERIENCE IN LUXURY CAMPS.

The Experience: Experience and enjoy the wonderful nature of Patagonia with great comfort. From within luxury camps you will be able to hear the sound of wind or rain while you go to sleep, gaze at the stars right from your comfortable bed, and encounter one of the most beautiful landscapes of the world from your window or every time you step outside on the walkways. You will be immersed in a beautiful, aromatic native forest of coigües and notros, and enjoy watching and listening to the many bird species beside enjoying the best of Patagonia trekking in Torres del Paine.
Destination: Torres del Paine, Chile
Duration: 5 days

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Remember, if you’re beginning to plan your trip, but you still aren’t sure when you’d like to visit, fill in a few details here and we’ll get back to you or  you can also take a look at our suggested itinerary for Antarctica .

Check my previous post about Antarctica:

Visit Antartica: A Complete Guide for planning your perfect trip to Antarctica 

How is the best way to get to Antarctica 

When is the best Time to Visit Antarctica

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CoFounder of Across Argentina

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