Argentina & Uruguay Ignatian Experience

7-night / 8-day tour exploring and learning about the history of the Company in South America

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Argentina & Uruguay

Suitable for athletics

cultural tours

8 days / 7 nights


This is a SAMPLE ITINERARY that can be customized to your needs

  • Departure from local international airport
  • Arrive in Buenos Aires in the morning
  • Meet and greet at the airport by VARSITY’S tour coordinator
  • Transfer to your accommodation
  • Group lunch
  • Afternoon guided city tour of Buenos Aires
  • Visit to “Manzana de las luces” in Buenos Aires downtown
    • The Manzana de las Luces, or block of enlightenment, is one of the main historic landmarks in Buenos Aires and home to some of the city’s oldest constructions, including the Baroque San Ignacio church. The church was built by the Jesuit order of monks between 1686 and 1722, and followed by an adjoining school, museum, library, administrative offices and the city’s first pharmacy
    • Optional: Attend Mass at San Ignacio Church at regular hours
  • Athletic teams: Afternoon practice at local athletic grounds
  • Night in Buenos Aires
  • Breakfast at your accommodation
  • Athletic teams: Fixture # 1 vs local school or club (optional)
  • Continue exploring Buenos Aires and its many tourist attractions: Caminito, Recoleta, Plaza de Mayo, San Telmo (colonial district), Palermo neighborhood, Puerto Madero.
  • Optional activities:
    • Visit / activities at local school
    • Spanish classes
    • Social service activities
  • Group dinner
  • Night in Buenos Aires
  • Breakfast at your accommodation
  • Day trip the Pampas:
    • Visit a local “Estancia” and learn about the Argentine country style, the history of the gauchos, and enjoy a typical Argentine bbq
  • Optional activities:
    • Visit to rural school
    • Social service activities
    • Athletic teams: fixture at local school or sport club
  • Bus back to Buenos Aires
  • Group dinner
  • Night in Buenos Aires
  • Breakfast at your accommodation
  • Day trip to Colonia del Sacramento
    • One of the oldest towns in the region. Today an UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Ferry across the river
  • Guided tour of Colonia
  • Group lunch
  • Ferry back to Buenos Aires
  • Night in Buenos Aires
  • Breakfast at your accommodation
  • Early morning flight to Puerto Iguazú
  • Arrive Iguazú and transfer to your accommodation
  • Group lunch
  • Afternoon activities in Puerto Iguazú
  • Optional activities:
    • Visit local rural school
    • Visit local native community
    • Social service activity
  • Athletic teams: Fixture # 2 vs local school or club (optional)
  • Group dinner
    Night in Puerto Iguazú
  • Breakfast at your accommodation
  • Full day trip to Iguazú Falls
  • Guided visit to the National Park
    • Adventure activities: hiking, jungle truck & fast-speed boat ride
    • Group lunch
    • Night in Puerto Iguazú
  • Breakfast at your accommodation
  • Hotel check out and bus transfer to ruinas San Ignacio Mini
    • Learn about the history and work of the Jesuit in the region before they were expelled in 1767. Learn about the REDUCCIONES created by the Company as settlements for indigenous people which provided instruction in Christianity as well as safety from slave traders
    • Night in San Ignacio or Posadas
  • Breakfast at your accommodation
  • Free morning
  • Transfer to local airport in Posadas
  • Flight back to Buenos Aires
  • Evening flight back home

price includes

  • 4 nights of accommodation in Buenos Aires
  • 2 nights of accommodation in Iguazu
  • 1 night of accommodation in Saint Ignatius Ruins
  • Daily breakfast at your accommodation
  • Private bus transportation as per itinerary
  • Roundtrip Ferry to Uruguay 
  • Day tour of Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
  • Day tour of Argentinian countryside with:
    • traditional Argentinian bbq 
    • history of Gauchos (cowboys) 
    • Social Service Projects
  • Flight to Puerto Iguazu 
  • Tour of Iguazu Falls & National Park
  • Tour of Manzana de las luces (block of enlightenment) in Buenos Aires- learn about ancient Jesuit church
  • Tour to Saint Ignatius Ruins 
  • Group meals (lunch or dinner according to itinerary)
  • 24/7 on-site VARSITY Tour Coordinator

price does not include

  • International Airfare (available upon request)
  • Traveler / trip cancellation insurance
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, internet access, phone calls
  • Meals not listed on the itinerary
  • Tickets to professional matches or to local museums / attractions
  • Activities mentioned as “optional”

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