Located on shores of Río de la Plata estuary, Buenos Aires is the capital and largest city of Argentina and is without doubt one of the most exciting cities in the world.

It is surrounded by the endless Pampa, the fertile lowlands home of the gaucho and extensive estancias.


Buenos Aires is a city of contrasts. In spite of its modern layout and dynamic activity, it has managed to preserve its distinctiveness and individuality with tree-shaded squares, plazas and charming corners in each of its neighborhoods.

It is often referred to as the Paris of South America due to the strong influence of European culture and the French-style palaces and urban design developed in the early 20th century.

Visitors are usually fascinated by the wide variety of cultural events and the surprisingly diverse architecture, where colonial buildings, old mansions and splendorous buildings such as the Opera House, the Casa Rosada and the Congress House stand alongside contemporary buildings and modern glass skyscrapers.

The people of Buenos Aires are known as Porteños. They value their cultural heritage, origins and identities and at the same time are proud and very involved in the life and culture of their city and country. All of this contributes to the cosmopolitan flair and the open minded and friendly character of its inhabitants.


The immense fertile lowlands of the Pampa region are a sea of green grass spotted with sparkling lagoons, wetlands and some occasional soft undulations, where the horizon melts into the plains.

Presiding over these plains, we find sleepy towns and extensive estancias (ranches) that preserve a traditional lifestyle. Home of the legendary gaucho, many of the romantic fantasies about Argentina are concentrated here.

Born as an orphan between the aboriginal nomad tribes and European civilization, the gaucho found his own identity in the loneliness of the infinite Pampa. His incredible skills with horses and the lasso formed part of the development of the large cattle breeding estancias, the conquest of “Indian” territories and, later, the fight for Independence.


Before entering the Río de la Plata estuary, the mighty Paraná River forms a network of meandering streams, rivers, islands, swamps, marshlands and last patches of remaining subtropical forests, home to an abundant wildlife.

Only one hour from Buenos Aires the so called Tigre Delta is home for a steady population of islanders. Floating supermarkets, gas stations, hospital ships and school boats roam the rivers and streams, since it is the only means of transportation.

This is also the favorite weekend retreat for the people of Buenos Aires trying to escape the hectic rhythm of the city. Some excellent Delta Lodges receive guests to relax in these quiet natural surroundings, offering countless possibilities for all kind of water sports, recreation as well as gourmet spa and wellness activities.


Colonia del Sacramento is located opposite Buenos Aires in Uruguay, just across Río de la Plata.

Colonial buildings, remains of an old fortress, restaurants, antique and souvenirs shops and a lighthouse spread along tree-lined cobbled streets in the old part of town.

The picturesque city has a slow rhythm that contrasts and complements fast-paced Buenos Aires. It is reached by ferry and ideal for a day excursion.