​Ursula Hosting, 2019

Buenos Aires / 3 nights

(Aug 21 - 24) 

Hello NIck, 

I have updated the plan to include all the details you will need for your trip.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  

This is a living document so we can add, remove, and edit it as much as possible.  Please take a look and let me know what you think. 

First, I would like to list what I would like to include for you in this estimate: 

 

  • 3 nights (2 rooms) in one of the top hotels in Argentina. 

  • Airport Transportation

    • Round trip shuttle. 

    • Note: Taxis service can be hit or miss in Buenos Aires, and Uber is technically illegal and although ok to use within the city, it is a bit inconvenient to take from the airport. 

  • Breakfast

  • 2 Activities 

    • History/Culture Walking Tour - Guided walk of Telmo, The beautiful old town area of Buenos Aires

      • I recommend this in  could be on Thursday or Friday late morning.  ​

    • A Night Life Experience - Exploring trendy Palermo, local bars and craft beer breweries, some street food with a local Argentinian  guy.

      • This could be good for Thursday evening.  Leaving Friday evening free for dinner, speakeasy bar, and then gay club. ​ 

      • Another option would be tickets for a tango/dinner show.

    • I can recommend and plan other activities, if you have something particular in mind.  For instance:

      • Guided tours of other main areas of the city like Recoletta (Cemetery)

      • Bike tour of the Natural reserve within the city

      • Cooking class

      • Tango Night (Queer or not)

      • Navigate in El Tigre (Delta of Parana River) - This is pretty amazing, but long. It would tale almost a whole day. Not highly recommended but available. 

  • Full concierge services  before and throughout the trip (reservations, suggestions, etc)

    • Additional Activities - Help with additional activities you might be interested in while in Buenos Aires

    • Nights out/shows - Plan nights out, provide suggestions for bars and local night life, and more as requested

    • Lunch/Dinners -  Suggestions and reservations to some of the best restaurants in town, as desired. 

    • Transportation - I would help organize as needed.  Once in Buenos Aires, local mass transportation  systems and services like Uber and local taxis are easy to use as well.

Please have in mind, these estimates are totals (not individual cost), and can be updated based on your choices.    

Accommodations​ - Palladio HOTEL Buenos Aires MGallery by Sofitel

Ave Callao 924, Tel +54 11 47 00 75 08 

  • Reservations are under your names. Please remember to show Passport and Customs travel forms

  • New five star hotel by Sofitel, so you can expect excellent service.  Rooms with all amenities, Bar and restaurant in hotel, as well as spa. 

  • The location of this place is one of the best. Recoleta, one of the most beautiful neighborhoods of the city, located in the heart of it.

  • Two Deluxe Suites -  Breakfast included. 

    • Deluxe Suite: King bed, deep soaking tubs, 24-hour room service, rainfall showerheads, free wifi, all the goodies. 

Itinerary Summary 

Wednesday - August 21, 2019

  • 10:20 AM Arrival at the airport.

  • Driver will pick you up outside terminal A (see red cross point on photo below) 

    • Please use free airport wifi to communicate via whatsApp with driver, and inform him you have picked up your bags.  It should take you 5-10 minutes to walk outside, time it will take him to come pick you up at the curb.  (Instead of having you walk to the car, I have asked him to bring the car to you guys)

      • Name:Juan

      • Number: +54 9 11 5726-5395.  I will share his contact info via whatasApp.

      • He will be driving Fiat Qubo Azul (see photo below), and will have a sign with your name on it.

  • 12:00 PM - Expected arrival to the hotel

    • Most likely rooms will not be ready, but you will be able to leave luggage at the lobby and also use their spa facilities if you would like to relax or even shower. 

  • You will be in the heart of the city. You will be able to walk and explore the neighborhood.  There will be some restaurants, as well as some important landmarks within 20 mins. 

    • El Ateneo

    • Colon Theater 

    • Recoleta Cemetery 

    • The Obelisk of Buenos Aires

    • Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

  • 8:30 PM - Dinner reservation at La Carniceria (Palermo) 

    • Don Julio is very close by. You could check in there first, before heading towards La Carniceria​

    • Around the restaurants you can find options for bars

    • Near the hotel, there less options for bars, but there is well known Live jazz bar called Notorious, just few steps from the hotel. 

Thursday - August 22, 2019

  • Many options for thins to explore this day.  You could visit any of the landmarks mentioned above, but also check out some of these:

    • Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires MALBA

    • Museo de Arte Moderno de BA (MACBA)

    • Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento

    • Plaza de Mayo

    • Plaza Serrano Square

    • El Rosedal Park

    • Porto Madero 

    • Reserva Natural (rent Bikes)

    • Evita Peron Museum

    • El Caminito (Boca) - Very Touristic, but still has some charm. 

  • 09:00 PM - Night Out with a Local (Palermo) 

    • Brian, will come pick you at the hotel.  He knows the city, and has some options for stops to give you a little taste of a Thursday night life in Buenos Aires.  ​He likes to show visitors the real Buenos Aires, so expect to ride the subway with him (At least to get there), and learned about basic "porteño" traditions as well. 

    • I have shared with him you are interested in cocktail bars, martinis, maybe some tapas, etc. He will adapt the route to your liking, so feel free to express with him what you are in the mood for along the way. 

    • Included in the cost is the private guided experience (approx 3 hours), some drinks, local transportation, and some food tasting along the way. Guaranteed good time!

Friday - August 23, 2019

  • 11:00A M - Walk, Discover, and Learn about Buenos Aires (San Telmo) 

    • Nicolas, will be waiting for you at the corner of  Defensa and Brasil  This is the corner of parque Lezama. Where the city was literally born. Easily to get there on an Uber. 

      • Please contact him via whatsApp if you have any questions or conflicts.

      • Name: Nicolas 

      • Number: +5491144078099

    • Expect this to last 2-3 hours.  Nicola will also have a route in mind, but he will adapt to your interests and needs.  

  • For Dinner, let me know if you liked any of my recommendations so far and I will be happy to make you a reservations 

  • For dancing, your best options might be Work (Electro Music, more locals), and Amerika (Biggest gay club in Buenos Aires, more mix crowd locals and tourists) 

Saturday - August 24, 2019

  • 11:45 A M - Departure to the Airport 

    • Your flight is at 3PM.  I recommend be there not later than 12:30PM.  The drive is about 45 min, so let me know if you would like to leave earlier or later. 

    • Juan will be driving you again. 

The cost of this package based on accommodation is: 

 

  •  $2910 - Faena

  •  $2079 - Palladio (PAID)

Let me know if there are any questions, comments, decisions.  Please remember this is a living document.  We can continue to add, remove, change, etc.  We'll tailor this until everyone is completely satisfied. 

THANK YOU 

Other options presented:

Accommodations

  • My suggestion is the trendy and highly rated Faena. This hotel is a staple in the city, unique, and with great service.  It is a total urban oasis. Ir has great bars, restaurants, spa, pool (although it is winter) and even a small tango show. 

    • Note: I can happily recommend other 5 start hotels that might be a bit more economic, but I just think you would love this one. It would be a total experience.  ​

  • It is located in the modern part of the city, Puerto Madero. Very safe and central area. You can get quickly to most of the other main areas of the city by car. 

  • My estimate includes the price of two rooms, which are the best priced at the moment. Note: We can go higher if desired, inquire if interested 

    • Skyline View: Bask in a resplendent sunset over the city’s stretching horizon from a cozy window seat tucked between plush red-velvet drapes in a spacious Skyline View Room. Pure white leather lounge chairs and antique-inspired furnishings epitomize classic Porteño elegance with engraved filigree mirrors, delicate hand embroidered artisanal throws and lapacho hard wood floors

    • Premier Skyline View: The hotel’s most coveted rooms feature breathtaking views of Buenos Aires’ captivating skyline and the historic San Telmo district. A respite of minimalist elegance outfitted in custom-designed pure white leather furnishings, cabaret-red velvet drapes and 19th century-inspired clawfoot bathtubs, Premier Skyline View Rooms seduce visitors with the enchanting spirit of Buenos Aires