Buenos Aires is the ideal place from which to start a tour of Argentina. The architecture and gastronomy have earned the city the title of the ‘Paris of the Americas’. The people are friendly and courteous and the weather is good all year round. Hosting is popular and a memorable homestay experience is a certainty.
As with any South American country, the Argentineans are passionate about football. Rugby too has a strong following and their success in the 2007 Rugby World Cup and inclusion in the Rugby Championship (previously the Tri-Nations) will only increase the sport’s popularity. Argentinean schools also play hockey, tennis, basketball and cricket and it is a good destination to tour with a mixed party.
No tour to Argentina should be complete without a trip up to the spectacular Iguazu Falls. This can be added to the end of the tour. Other sightseeing in Argentina includes a trip to a cattle ranch, jet boating, a spot of tango and the opportunity to ski in the Andes.
Many schools incorporate a tour with a side trip to Chile. Another interesting option is to visit Uruguay at the end of your trip.
JAMIE SHORE-NYE, Director of Sport, City Of London Freemen’s School tour to South America – July 2016
Our Rugby and Hockey tour to South America was fantastic, it was such an amazing destination. The people we met in Chile and Argentina were so welcoming and friendly, and the sport was of a high standard. Our visit to the Iguazu falls capped off an amazing tour, it was a truly spectacular experience that will live long in the memory.”