Soon after lunch we were picked up by A&K Argentina who escorted us across the border and through customs to the Argentina airport. A quick LAN flight took us out of the jungle and into the urban city of Buenos Aires, where we were picked up by our new A&K representative who gave us for a quick ride through the city to our posh hotel in the center of La Recoleta, the Four Seasons Buenos Aires. We were greeted like royalty and immediately whisked through the grand lobby and up to our incredible rooms.
Our junior suites were equipped with huge windows overlooking the city and La Mansion, a massive jacuzzi tub and personalized FROSCH chocolates. I opened all of the windows to take in the sites and sounds of the city, ate quickly 2 pieces of chocolate, but unfortunately had to bypass the incredible marble jacuzzi tub to get ready for dinner which was waiting for us downstairs. Dinner consisted of a 5-course tasting menu crafted by Executive Chef Juan Gaffuri and signature cocktails to compliment the dishes.
Although we were so full we could barely stand and so tired from our travels that we could barely keep our eyes open we were determined to have a true Buenos Aires experience and dance tango with the locals at a Milonga club. We arrived around 11, early by Buenos Aires standards, and were able to watch a tango class in full swing. Once the class dismissed students and other aspiring dancers filed down the stairs and into a large room with a dance floor surrounded by tables. There was such a great energy in this hidden gem we couldn’t help but get in on the action. After bruised feet, great drinks and a ton of laughs, we retreated back to our hotel and into arguably the most comfortable beds in the industry!
Our last morning in South America we grabbed a quick café con leche at Le Mistral and embarked on an A&K’s guided walking tour of the city. After experiencing the beautiful architecture, quaint markets and Evita Perón’s resting place, we returned to the Four Seasons for what would be the true highlight of our stay, a tour of the hotel where we were surprised with a private tango performance in the Presidential Suite followed by brunch. The brunch at La Mansion is a true experience with live music and food stations including seafood, a carving station, organic, sushi and more.
Leaving Buenos Aires was bittersweet. We were tired from our travels and happy to be returning home, but sad that we didn’t’ have more time in this charming city. That evening we hopped back into another LAN plane, the amazing airline that took us from New York City, to the Peruvian mountains, to the jungles of Brazil, then the city of Buenos Aires and back again for what proved to be the trip of a lifetime.