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Awesome Argentina Tour

It began as a whim or perhaps more a dream as 3 long time colleagues acknowledged the effects of aging on their bodies but not on their spirits or sense of adventure. WE MUST do an adventure while we are all able and willing, they declared. So despite anxiety regarding care for their three aging mothers during this adventure, the dreaming and research began......First, the date. Between work and family obligations, professional conferences, classes, and the holidays, we finally agreed upon a vacation schedule--well, almost. Janet was able to leave earlier so the first few days of this adventure are her solo travel experience.So, next, the destination. Where is the weather good for outdoor adventure in December? None of us had been to Argentina and Pagatonia beckoned to us. Carol Jo had previously traveled with Adventure Life. The pieces were falling into place! Monika at Adventure Life arranged a wonderful trip, taking into consideration my solo travel on the Custom Buenos Aires and the Falls Tour, and meeting up with Kathy and Carol Jo on the Awesome Argentina 8-Day Tour.Finally, the travel day arrived! This is our most excellent adventure.

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Estancia Don Silvano
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Janet Soto Mukai
Our last day in Argentina was spent flying back to Buenos Aires. We had some unexpected delays in getting luggage at the domestic terminal which then put us in the middle of commute traffic to the …
Estancia Don Silvano
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Janet Soto Mukai
Early in the morning, we packed our windbreakers and light jackets and boarded a bus with other tourists to travel an hour to the base of the El Moreno glacier. We took a boat with approximately 60 …
Estancia Don Silvano
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Janet Soto Mukai
Wednesday Dec 14 was a day for self exploration in Ushuaia and then travel to El Calafate. We enjoyed our breakfast with the fantastic view and then packed our gear. The hotel was kind enough to …
Estancia Don Silvano
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Janet Soto Mukai
We awakened Tuesday December 13 to a beautiful morning. Kathy was very excited as this was the day we were going to see the penguins. After a relaxing breakfast, we were pleased to see Augustine …
Estancia Don Silvano
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Janet Soto Mukai
We set the alarm for 4 am hoping to catch a glimpse of the sunrise, but alas it was a cloudy morning and the sun slipped in quietly without a big show. We went back to bed and rose later to enjoy …
Buenos Aires
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Janet Soto Mukai
Sunday December 11 was another beautiful day in Buenas Aires. We started the day with a delicious buffet of eggs, ham, cheeses, breads, fruits, and beverages in our hotel, the Elevage. We …
Buenos Aires
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Janet Soto Mukai
After six days of solo travel, it was great to be in the company of my friends. We had a private city tour of sights not seen when I first arrived in Buenos Aires. Among the highlights were the …
Buenos Aires
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Janet Soto Mukai
Since I had until 11:30 a.m. before the taxi came to pick me up to go to the airport, I wish I had checked into going bird watching early in the morning (5:30 a.m.) That is the best time to see …
Buenos Aires
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Janet Soto Mukai
The guide book calls Iguazu Falls 'Niagra on Viagra'. No kidding. Iguazu Falls can be accessed on an Upper Circuit, Lower Circuit, and Devil's Throat. The elevated catwalks are easy to traverse and …
Buenos Aires
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Janet Soto Mukai
The morning flight to Iguazu left plenty of free time in the afternoon. A 30 minute (or so) ride from the airport to the Iguasu Jungle Lodge took me to the edge of the rain forest. The …
Buenos Aires
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Janet Soto Mukai
Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay is northeast of Buenos Aires, just across the Rio de la Plata and accessed by a 45 minute ride on the Buquebus ferry. Obviously, this is a common mode of travel as …
Buenos Aires
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Janet Soto Mukai
The tour bus picked me up in the morning and we headed out to the Pampean region about an hour outside of Buenos Aires to the Estancia Don Silvano, a former working ranch. Along the way, the guide …
Buenos Aires
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Janet Soto Mukai
After a LONG plane flight from San Francisco to Lima to Sao Paolo to Buenos Aires, I finally arrived at the Reina del Plata Hotel, a boutique hotel close to the Plaza de Mayo. The city tour that …

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