Looking for interesting ways to celebrate the new year? Buenos Aires is one of our favorites, it is a city of contrasts with a variegated heritage that is reflected at every corner, creating a unique style. In this cosmopolitan city, the glamour and elegance of its European roots are interwoven with its undeniable Latin American essence.
Here, we take advantage of the city’s culture and also experience Argentina’s incredible scenery. Top off the trip with an elegant New Years Eve party at Faena Hotel & Universe, where you’ll enjoy excellent food, drinks and dancing!
December 28 | Arrive in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Rojo Tango
Welcome to Argentina. You will arrive into Buenos Aires. Once you have cleared Immigration and Customs, exit to the greeter’s area. You are met and transferred to your hotel, the Park Hyatt Buenos Aires. Your remainder of the day is at leisure.
This evening, you will enjoy one of Buenos Aires’ best tango escapes. For all its diversity, the elusive spirit of Argentina as a country is present everywhere in Buenos Aires. The national dance, the tango, is perhaps the best expression of that spirit–practiced in dance halls, parks, open plazas, and ballrooms; it is a dance of intimate separation and common rhythm, combining both an elegant reserve and an exuberant passion. There are plenty of ways to see a tango show in Buenos Aires; some are a pure tourist grab, others way too stuffy. But one stands out and remains distinct. We invite you to experience the ultimate production resident at the hip Faena Hotel and Universe – Rojo Tango. This cabaret was designed by Phillippe Starck, created to bring back nostalgic times that already passed, with the strength of a new show full of fantasy and sensuality, appropriately themed, Rojo Passion. Presented with Rojo Flavor – a gastronomic proposal with an attitude of its own, that privileges the subtlety of perfumes and textures, accompanied by Baron B champagne. Rojo Tango is love, passion, madness and glamour in a history……that ends transforming itself into a legend. This is an experience that will ignite all of your senses.
December 29 | Biking and Kayaking Tour
Enjoy a full day private guided biking and kayaking tour to Tigre. Less than an hour away from the city of Buenos Aires, a wonderful gateway into nature is found – Tigre and the Paraná River delta area. The region is easily accessed by train – part of the way, – and then by bike through the northern suburbs, arguably the nicest area of all of Buenos Aires. The final destination, Tigre and its nearby islands, is definitely worth the journey to take one of the most fascinating Buenos Aires sightseeing tours available.
Biking and kayaking are two sporting activities that complement each other perfectly for an active tourism bike trip. This cycling tour is a perfect way to get some exercise and get around one of the most cherished places in the Buenos Aires province.
Once in Tigre, we invite you on a one-and-a-half hour kayak adventure in the delta waters. The town of Tigre and the islands of the Paraná River are an oasis of natural landscapes and beautiful scenery unparalleled by other Buenos Aires sightseeing tours.
Despite its sporty nature, the cycling tour is peaceful and relaxing.
December 30 | Dinner at Estancia Villa Maria
Your day is at leisure to explore the city independently or take optional tours. This evening, you will be transferred to the Estancia Villa Maria for dinner (about a 45 minute drive). Indulge in fine dining including traditional local specialties.
In the late 1890s, enormous estancias were a common sight across the Argentine pampas as international aristocrats bought sprawling ranches and constructed European-style mansions. Estancia Villa Maria is one such manor: a stately three-story retreat just 45 minutes, and a world, away from buzzing Buenos Aires. With its Norman-Tudor facade, horse-drawn carriages and more than 180 acres of landscaped gardens, Villa Maria wouldn’t be out of place in a historic novel — save the towering palm trees. Today, however, the property is a fully restored and modernized destination, though the other-era atmosphere is present in the wood-paneled billiard room (where you can smoke Cuban cigars), colonial-style dining room, reading rooms and vine-covered verandas.
December 31 | New Years Eve party at Faena Hotel & Universe
Your day is at leisure to explore the city independently or take optional tours. This evening, celebrate the arrival of the New Year with entrance to the exciting all night themed party at Faena Hotel & Universe. The event will have music, dance, drinks and lots and lots of food.
January 1 | Depart Buenos Aires, Argentina
Your day is at leisure to rest up after the event last night. This evening, you will be transferred to the international airport for your overnight homebound flight.
SmartFlyer Recommended Hotels & Value-Added Amenities:
Alvear Palace Hotel | The Alvear Palace Hotel is located in the La Recoleta neighborhood of Buenos Aires, home to many of the city’s beautiful parks. It is set among some of Buenos Aires’s best restaurants, cafes and shops and is conveniently located near multiple museums and cultural attractions. The hotel is decorated in typical European fashion and is complete with the cutting edge technology and service.
Virtuoso Inclusions: Upgrade at time of booking, subject to availability, Buffet Breakfast for up to two in-room guests, served in L´Orangerie Restaurant, Early check in subject to availability at time of arrival, 1 Tea for 2 people served in L´Orangerie Restaurant, 1 gift of Alvear Tea blend or 1 CD of Music Collection, to be determined by the hotel.
Faena Hotel & Universe | The Faena Hotel and Universe in the waterfront district of Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires is a design of Philippe Starck. The five star hotel radiates luxury, from its unique location in a former silo to its dim lighting and opulent decorations. The Faena features a hammam spa and keeps its guests entertained with regular performances on the on-site cabaret stage. As if that weren’t enough, the hotel also houses great restaurants and an ultra-chic poolside bar.
Virtuoso Inclusions: Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability, Daily buffet breakfast at El Mercado already included in rates, Welcome drink upon check-in, One bottle of Argentine wine and chocolates in room upon arrival, VIP amenities in room, 12 Noon early check-in/4PM late check-out, subject to availability, One lunch for up to two people at El Mercado restaurant excluding alcoholic beverages, taxes and gratuities, once during your stay.
Four Seasons Buenos Aires | Situated in the heart of Buenos Aires’ exclusive La Recoleta district, Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires is within easy reach of the capital’s business and cultural attractions. It offers 116 spacious guest rooms and 49 luxury suites in La Recoleta, including seven one-of-a-kind suites in the adjacent belle époque-style mansion.
FS Preferred Partner Amenities: Daily full American breakfast for two people per bedroom, served through In-Room Dining or in the hotel restaurant (including buffets), Food and beverage credit of USD100, Upgrade of one category, based on availability at time of check-in (excluding signature suites and villas), Complimentary high-speed Internet access for all suite bookings, Early check in subject to availability at time of arrival
Park Hyatt Palacio Duhao | Perfectly located on Avenida Alvear, in the heart of the French heritage district of Recoleta, Palacio Duhau, our 5-star luxury hotel is a short stroll to MALBA (The Latin American Art Museum of Buenos Aires) and Puerto Madero. This visually arresting landmark holds its own in the eclectic Buenos Aires skyline by blending the 1930’s charm of the French Palace Duhau with contemporary design and décor.
Virtuoso Inclusions: Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability, Buffet breakfast daily, for up to two in-room guests served in the restaurant, Wine and Cheese tasting for two, once during stay, at Palacio Duhau Vinoteca.
To receive SmartFlyer exclusive VIP amenities/perks ranging from breakfast-inclusive rates to resort credits to spa treatments, priority upgrades, late check-out and more please contact SmartFlyer at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 212 268 9088. Image credit: Faena Hotels, Alvear Hotels, Four Seasons Hotels, and Park Hyatt Hotels.