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Argentina! But not till 2019….

I had really been hoping to visit Asia in Spring 2019 using miles but I just couldn’t get the mileage to work on or about the dates we needed to leave and return. I actually have quite a bit of flexibility in April but was looking to make it a 13-15 day trip and American Airlines had the schedule just so I couldn’t make that happen.  We would have either a 9-10 day trip (too short to justify the 17 hour flight to Hong Kong) or a 23+ day trip which is too much time to take off from work.  However, I ran a few other searches and found I could get a roundtrip business class ticket on a direct flight to/from Dallas and Buenos Aires.  Done!

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Buenos Aires

Visiting Argentina has been on our wish list for a while and is at the very top of that list so I snagged the seat for Steve and bought an extra ticket for myself.  We will be spending 11 days in Argentina next April.  I obviously haven’t figured out the details just yet but I know we will be spending at least 2 nights in Buenos Aires and 3 nights in Mendoza, which is the growing region for Malbec wines. I am set that we will spend that time at Cavas Wine Lodge.

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Cavas Wine Lodge (travelandleisure)
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Vineyards in Mendoza

After that, I can’t make up my mind.  I think we are leaning towards heading north to Iguazu Falls and staying at the Awasi Iguazu property there for 3 days.  It looks amazing.

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Iguazu Falls
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Villa at Awasi Iguazu

Another option to heading to the Atacama Desert and staying at the Awasi property there instead.  I do love desert scapes and stargazing so this could also be a great option.

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Atacama Desert

 

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Awasi Atacama

I know some people may wonder how can we not visit Torres del Paine and Southern Patagonia?  I would love to but it’s much further to go and very remote and I hate to feel rushed and to overdo it with 5+ hour flights with layovers and 3+ hour drives to get there.  I’d rather relax a little more on vacation.  But it does look incredible.  We will absolutely consider this option if it’s not too much travel to/from Mendoza and then back to Buenos Aires.

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Torres del Paine National Park
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Explora Hotel – Patagonia – one good option

Where would you go in Argentina?

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