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Argentina Press Reviews
This selection of articles about trips we’ve arranged provides independent views on the places, accommodation and arrangements that we provide in Latin America. Any prices mentioned in articles were current at the date of publication.
Latin America – A Toe in the Water
Long Haul Magazine
Author: Andy Hoskins | Date posted: January 1, 2012
Andy Hoskins writes about the growing popularity of Latin America as a tourist destination and says “one of the few regions in the world to consistently post positive growth in visitor arrivals.” Common worries in travelling around South America include “different languages, the quality of accommodation and security” but these worries are minimal in comparison to the iconic attractions and destinations that the continent has to offer.
The Inca trail, Rio’s Christ Redeemer Statue and Mexico’s mayan ruins consistently draw in tourists and “all three of them [are] among the New Seven Wonders of the World, amd almost every first-time visitor to Peru will visit Machu Picchu on its lofty perch in the Sacred Valley and historic sites such as Tulum and Chichen Itza make good day trips from Cancun".
Hoskins argues that “clients can be reassured that the three countries have some of the best accommodation across Latin America. Chile and Argentina are often considered the most western nations of the continent, with excellent vineyards and the Andes bordering both countries and Patagonia sprawling across the Southern tip of both countries".
Visitors who visit Argentina often also travel to “either Brazil or Chile while visitors to Peru often head north to the Galapagos Islands.” Latin America is also designed for all sorts of travellers. “Clients with tighter budgets can look forward to getting value for money…despite the relatively high cost of getting there… of course clients with larger budgets that really want to take it easy can book themselves into luxury hotels or even consider a cruise around the continent.
“The Falkland Islands are obviously a stark contrast to mainland Latin America but are nevertheless a popular stopover on cruise itineraries,” offering a short break in the language barrier, however, Hoskins writes that if language “is still a problem, then a trip combining the well-developed Cancun region of Mexico with neighbouring Belize might be the answer.”
Beguiling Buenos Aires
Selling Long Haul
Author: Steve Hartridge | Date posted: January 1, 2012
Steve Hartridge visits Argentina and recommends it for first time visitors. British Airways now offers a “new direct service from London-Heathrow [though visitors might] at first think they had flown 14 hours to a city that set out to impersonate a capital that’s much closer to home,” referring to Paris.
"In 1870 whole districts were built in the grandiose style of Parisian arondissement. Buenos Aires is a city of many layers and hidden depths” with many different neighbourhoods with plenty of things to do including “eating various barbequed meats while watching tango…enjoying a cup of the national drink at a sidewalk café…[or visiting] the extraordinary cemetery – more a village, where the city’s wealthiest and most powerful have grandiose mausoleums. Tourists should definitely visit May Square, Casa Rosada, San Telmo and the Flaklands War memorial."
David Pointer, Rainbow Tours Head of product says “Buenos Aires is one of the few cities in Latin America which can be sold as a standalone destination and not just part of a regional tour.”
British Airways flies daily direct to Buenos Airways from London-Heathrow, departing 21.55 and arriving 07.35 the following day. Tickets start at £821.63 including taxes and charges.