Thursday, June 28, 2018

Solar Eclipse Tour 2019 to Rodeo Argentina

Argentina Total Solar Eclipse Tour 2019

Tropical Sails Corp is now offering an Argentina Solar Eclipse tour for 2019.   We have 20 rooms in San Juan. This is the best property available and we have it confirmed for the eclipse period. 9 days 8 nights.  1 night Buenos Aires, 3 nights San Juan, 2 nights Mendoza, 2 nights Buenos Aires.  June 30th to July 7th, 2019. It is  easy to add Igauzu Falls to your experience.
Due to cancellations, we have 1 room available at this time.  Please fill out an inquiry form, or the newsletter sign-up box at the lower right of this page.   Thank you.
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Argentina Eclipse Tour Map 2019
28/06/2019 BUENOS AIRES  
Optional Pre-night hotel or the day to leave the USA or other points.
29/06/2019 BUENOS AIRES  (L)       
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 Buenos Aires is one of the most fascinating cities in both Latin America and the world. Be it for its splendid and varied architecture, with its old Colonial buildings, French palaces and state-of-the-art skyscrapers; for its vibrant nightlife and endless cultural options; or maybe just for the rich identity of the Porteños, who proudly bear the European heritage of their ancestors, more and more visitors are coming to visit.
Our journey starts at Plaza de Mayo, the city’s foundational site and witness of our country’s political history. There we’ll visit the Pink House, our Presidential Palace, the Cabildo, our primitive town hall, and the Neoclassical-styled Metropolitan Cathedral, the final home of Argentina’s founding father, José de San Martín.
We’ll then head for San Telmo, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Buenos Aires. It used to be the residential district favored by the upper class until late 19th century, when a yellow fever epidemic caused the wealthier families to leave northwards. The area was marginalized until the 1970s, when many artists and artisans came to San Telmo to install their workshops. Nowadays, thanks to its amazing architecture and hip atmosphere, this ancient neighborhood is really blooming. We’ll walk its cobbled streets, where the city’s Colonial past seems to come back to life, making a stop at Plaza Dorrego, best known for its traditional antiques fair, held every Sunday.
 Leaving San Telmo behind, we’ll continue southwards to La Boca, one of the city’s most authentic and charming neighborhoods. It is a working-class district, heavily shaped by Italian immigrants who came to our country in large numbers during the last quarter of the 19th century. Here, we’ll make a special visit to the mythical Caminito Street, which sums up everything that gives La Boca its distinctive spirit: the strong passion for soccer, the heavy presence of art and color, and the Tango-esque atmosphere.
Heading back north across the river, we’ll pay a visit to Puerto Madero, the latest addition to the city’s barrios. In 1991, its huge warehouses and silos where remodeled and redesigned, to finally integrate the river to the city and to create a new corporative, residential, hotel and gastronomically district, which has become the playground for the pretty Porteños and the international jet-set.
In Retiro and Recoleta, we will learn about the dream of our local aristocrats in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when they sought to build a small-scale Paris in the heart of Buenos Aires. After visiting the impressive Plaza San Martín, where Jorge Luis Borges used to take his walks, we’ll stroll down Avenida Alvear, chosen by the world’s most distinguished brands to install their exclusive boutiques, looking up to see the many wonderful French style palaces which nowadays house a number of embassies. Then we’ll visit the Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar, one of the city’s oldest churches, which dates to the Colonial era. Finally, we’ll admire the celebrated Recoleta Cemetery, a true labyrinth of ornate mausoleums. We’ll make a stop at Eva Peron’s grave, one of the country’s most recognizable icons.
We’ll come across sumptuous French palaces again in Palermo Chico, the area of Palermo best known for its large parks designed by celebrated landscape architects, such as the illustrious Frenchman Charles Thays. 
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30/06/2019 – BUENOS AIRES – SAN JUAN   (B/L)      
  • Check out after breakfast
  • Private transfer out to domestic airport (AEP)
  • English speaking guide
  • Porter tips
  • Early flight to San Juan (UAQ) (Flight not included)
  • Private transfer in SAN JUAN to Hotel
  • PM Grand city tour
  • Catering service: Mineral water, coffee, tea, pastries, soft drinks.
  • Hotel Albertina 2* with breakfast (Officially 3*)
Early in the afternoon Grand City tour visiting:  The city center, former president Sarmiento’s house, the cathedral, Juan Victorica auditorium, convention center, Santiago Graffigna’s museum or Bodega Merced del Estero winery, with a guided visit and wine tasting. Ullum dam, olive plantation and olive mill visit with olive oil tasting, olives tasting and balsamic tasting.  During the tour you will see the nontraditional irrigation system of San Juan. Then visit to Zenda’s gorge and return to the hotel in the evening.
01/07/2019 – SAN JUAN – ISCHIGUALASTO – SAN JUAN   (B/S)      

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Visit to Ischigualasto National park (UNESCO heritage site)
  • Visit to the Natural sciences museum
  • Route 150
  • Route 40
  • Huaco slope
  • Catering service: Mineral water, coffee, tea, pastries, soft drinks.
  • Ischigualasto National Park tickets
  • Dinner on your own in San Juan.
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Argentina Eclipse Tour 2019
Visit to Ishchigualasto provincial park, UNESCOs heritage site and museum of natural sciences. Visit to Caucete, Difunta Correa, Marayes, Astica, Las Tucumanas, San Agustin de Valle Fertin and at the end of the visit, return to San Juan by National routes 150 and 40 visiting Huaco slope. Return in the afternoon.

Argentina Eclipse Tour 2019 Highlight

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Argentina Eclipse Weather Prospects

Argentina Eclipse Tour 2019 Eclipse Day


  • Breakfast
  • Visit to the city of Jáchal
  • Canon of Jachal River (Route 150)
  • Visit to Cuesta del Viento dam (famous for its permanent winds)
  • Traditional BBQ cooked over wood embers and mud oven + traditional
  • local cold cuts and meat pies (turnovers). Late lunch because eclipse occurs late in the day.
  • Eclipse in Rodeo.
  • Return to San Juan by the Colorado River slope
  • Catering service: Mineral water, coffee, tea, pastries, soft drinks.
  • Hotel Albertina 2* with breakfast (Officially 3*)

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Argentina Eclipse with link to NASA Maps
Visit to the city of Jáchal, Jáchal River’s canyon (route 150) bordering the Jáchal river, in middle of the Andean foothills. Visit to Cuesta del viento dam, very famous for its constant wind. Once inRodeo we will have a traditional BBQ lunch: Meats cooked over wood fire with grilled vegetables coked in our traditional mud oven, followed by traditional “empanadas” (turnovers) and cold cuts as starter.  On a pre-arranged site in Rodeo, we will see the argentina eclipse.   Return by the Colorado slopes to San Juan.
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Will I be able to see the solar eclipse in Argentina over the Andes?  The elevation of Rodeo Argentina is about 1500 meters.  The Andes peak at about 3500 M in this particular range.  As long as you are 9400 Meters back from the range you can see the sun during totality which will be about 11-12 degrees in the sky.  The first foothills of mountains begins about 46 miles or 74 km from Rodeo.   The nearest peaks of that range are 130 km away.
03/07/2019 – SAN JUAN – MENDOZA  (B/L)

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Argentina Solar Eclipse Tour 2019 5-Star Experience

           argentina eclipse Argentina Eclipse Tour 2019 Mendoza City Tour
On this Mendoza city tour explore the heart of Argentina’s wine region in a half day guided tour through the Mendoza’s most important squares, streets and parks. Learn about the fascinating history and culture of Mendoza whilst strolling past its architectural gems, Mendoza’s tourist attractions and other incredible landmarks, which altogether show how the community of Mendoza city was able to transform a desert like expanse into the thriving oasis it is today.

This Mendoza city tour begins at the museum, which lies on the original and historical site where Don Pedro del Castillo founded old Mendoza city in 1561. From there the Mendoza city tour will cross the main squares, Plaza Independencia and Plaza España where you’ll have the opportunity to see some of Mendoza’s most prestigious buildings and stunning architecture, including the elegant Cathedral and the Basilica of San Francisco. Other Mendoza highlights include the Calle Emilio Civit, a road that runs through a prominent residential area of Mendoza, the central General San Martín Park with its charming Rose Gardens, the Cerro de la Gloria and the impressive monument dedicated to the Army of the Andes. This half day discovery of Mendoza’s fascinating attractions then come to an end as you head towards Challao – where the shrine to the Virgin of Lourdes stands – and where you can enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the foothills of the Argentinean Andes that surround Mendoza city.
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Argentina Solar Eclipse Tour Spa Option
A) Post Argentina Eclipse Tour Stress Relief.
Private full day visit to Termas de Cacheuta thermal baths and spa including:
  •  Free access to thermal circuit with supervision of specialized staff
  • Circuit of internal and external pools with temperatures 30º to 40º C
  • Thermal cave with steam
  • Cascades
  • Hydro
  • Bubble beds
  • Volcanoes
  • Multiple precision showers
  • Cold spring water pool (for contrast tonifying baths)
  •  Natural solarium
  • Swimming pool with thermal water
  • Thermal mud application
  • Free unlimited buffet style BBQ including ✓ Beef, lamb, chicken, pork cooked over wooden embers ✓ Cold cuts ✓ Boiled + grilled + steamed vegetables + salads ✓ Traditional Mendoza deserts (Beverages and tips are NOT included)
  • Must take with you: sandals + robe + bathing suit
  • Hotel Sheraton 5* in Mendoza with breakfast in STD rooms
B)  Full day wine road tour including:  Uco Valley Visit to 3 top wineries + 3 basic wine tastings + 3 steps gourmet lunch with wines at one of them + English speaking sommelier expert in wines and olive oil. Good vehicles and uniformed driver. (Min 8 persons)
Wine Tours | Maipú Wines and flavors
To the east of the city, Maipú region transports us to the past. Experience the origin of wine in Argentina. Visit three wineries that opened the path of viticulture here in Argentina and still have conserved their family traditions to this day, forming an important part of the production of wines in Mendoza. This tour is designed to share and enjoy an excellent day of wines. We will visit some of the most important and renowned wineries of this region. This experience is shared by fellow passengers who enjoy the same interest for this fascinating beverage. In this way each guest is able to enjoy every detail of the visits during this dynamic tour with a perfect ending of a lunch with more wines to taste.
▪ Visit and tasting of three wines in the Winery Trapiche ▪ Visit and tasting of three wines in the Winery SINFIN ▪Visit and tasting of three wines in the Winery Bodega Zuccardi ▪ 3 course lunch in Pan y Oliva at the Winery Zuccardi ▪ Transportation and Bilingual Guide ▪ Groups with a maximum of 18 people ▪ Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 09:00 am to 16:30 pm ▪ Wineries can be changed without prior notice.
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Argentina Solar Eclipse Tour Second Day Wine Option
C) FD high mountain tour with lunch
D) Full day olive oil mills + lunch + cheese factories

05/07/2019 – MENDOZA – BUENOS AIRES (B/L)

  • Transfer out Mendoza with luggage Mendoza city tour on the way to the airport
  • Lunch without beverages
  • Flight to Buenos Aires (Not included)  Private transfer in Buenos Aires  English speaking guide
  •  Porter tips
Hotel Panamericano 5* with breakfast in Regency city view rooms.
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Argentina Eclipse 2019 Buenos Aires City Tour
6/07/2019 – BUENOS AIRES (B/D)
  •  AM Private half day Aristocratic Buenos Aires tour   
  •  English speaking guide 
  • 18:30 private transfer to La Ventana Tango  
  • 19:00 Welcome drink at La Ventana Tango school  19:30 to 20:30 – 01-hour private tango lesson in English
  • 20:30 to 22:00 – 3 steps dinner a la carte with 1/2 bottle of wine per person  22:00 tango and folk show + opera surprise
  • Seating upgrade free of charge for Tropical Sails
  • 23:45 private transfer back to the hotel
  • English speaking guide
  • Tips at La Ventana
 Hotel Panamericano 5* with breakfast in Regency city view rooms
In the early 20th century, the Argentine aristocracy experienced its Golden Era of prosperity. In order to show off that opulence, French architects and engineers where promptly summoned, and where charged with the design and construction of buildings that would allow for Buenos Aires to rival with Paris, back then undisputedly the center of the world, while shaking off at the same time the city’s Colonial heritage, transforming Buenos Aires into South America’s leading metropolis.
Our starting point is Plaza San Martín, without a doubt the most sumptuous of the city’s plazas. Around Plaza San Martín stand tall some of the city’s most conspicuous buildings, such as the former Palacio Paz. This 12,000-square meter palace, which Paz never got to see completed in his lifetime, nowadays houses the Military Society.
We start our visit of Recoleta at the namesake Cemetery. Once through the doors of this colossal necropolis, which occupies four blocks and houses, we’ll be forced to discredit the popular notion that we are all equal in death. There, we’ll admire the ornate mausoleums and funeral monuments by famed architects and artists, and we’ll pay a visit to the final resting place of Eva Perón, whose presence in the Cemetery is utterly ironic, considered she championed the poor and the humble against her hated “oligarchs”. Next to the Cemetery, we find the Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar, the second oldest in Buenos Aires. We then walk across Alvear Avenue, a true slice of Paris in Buenos Aires.
At the end of the avenue, we see the Ortíz Basualdo Palace, an excellent example of French architecture, where casually the French embassy is located. A few meters away, we find the Mansion of the Four Seasons Hotel, formerly the imposing palace of the very traditional Álzaga Unzué family. Finally, before leaving Recoleta, we visit the Museum of Decorative Art, a spectacular French mansion built in 1918, which houses an important collection.
Next, we visit Palermo Chico. Around the massive Bosques de Palermo (Palermo Woods), designed by Charles Thays for the May Revolution Centennial, together with parks, squares, woods and artificial lakes, we’ll have the chance to admire more luxurious palaces and mansions. We’ll also visit the Palermo Rose Garden, a beautiful park that houses many species of Western civilization’s most sung flower.
Our visit ends at Costanera Norte (North Riverside Area), where if the weather’s good we’ll be able to spot the Uruguayan coast.
07/07/2019 – BUENOS AIRES – BACK HOME  (B)
▪ Check out after breakfast
▪ Private transfer out to EZE international airport

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Argentina Eclipse Tour Extension to iguazu

07 JULY 2019 – BUENOS AIRES (AR) – IGUAZU (AR)     
  • Private transfer to domestic airport in Buenos Aires
  • English speaking guide
  • Porter tips
  • Very early flight to Iguazu (Not included)
  • Private reception + visit to waterfalls Brazilian side on the way to the hotel
Visit to the Brazilian side waterfalls allows you see the largest panoramic views of the falls with the greatest sights of them. The visit beings at the Visitor Centre taking along the colorful buses of the Brazilian National Park to the beginning of the path. 
  • Lunch at the falls without beverages
  • National park tickets Brazil (Subject to changes)
  • (Visa required for visit to Brazil side of the falls)
  • Private transfer to Hotel after the visit, in English
  • Hotel Panoramic 5* or similar with breakfast and taxes (STD room)
  • Dinner at the hotel without beverages

08 JULY 2019   Private full day waterfalls visit Argentine side in English
Daily tours early in the morning (08:00 am). This tour visits part of Iguazu National Park. It preserves 67.000 ha. of giant trees, vines and ferns living with multicolored butterflies, birds and other mammals, very rich local flora and fauna. The tour starts with a visit to the Local museum and then continues with the Lower level visit, where we can see among others, the “Two sister Falls”, the “Bossetti  Fall”, the “hidden Fall”, a panoramic view of “San Martin Fall” and from there a panoramic view  of the Brazilian falls. Time for lunch. Finally we take the Train of the Jungle up to “Devil´s  Throat” station. From there, after 1.000 meters walk along to the catwalks, we get to the most breathtaking view of the waterfalls.
  • National park tickets Argentina (Subject to changes)
  • Lunch without beverages buffet style at the falls
  • Hotel Panoramic 5* or similar with breakfast and taxes (STD room)
  • Dinner at the hotel without beverages
09/07/19  Getaway Day
  • Check out after breakfast
  • Private transfer out to Argentine side airport and total for package 
  • Flight to Buenos Aires domestic airport
  • Private transfer between domestic (AEP) and International airport (EZE)
  • English speaking guide
  • Porter tips
  • Flight back to USA (Not included)

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Argentina Eclipse Tour Terms and conditions.
$500 per person deposit due at booking.
$500 per person deposit due June 30, 2018.
50% due Feb. 28, 2019. Deposit in non-refundable after this date.*
50% due April 30, 2019.  Refunds subject to Tropical Sails being able to resell your space.
2% discount for personal checks made payable to Tropical Sails Corp.
*In practice, we try to refund cancellations.  It may not be possible once your funds are sent to Argentina.   Bank fees (credit card fees) are not refundable as Visa and Master Card keep their fees after six months.
Group or bulk airfares will not be available until 300 days prior the the tour ending. We will offer a group fare at that time.
We must have a copy of your passport. Please take a photo of it with your phone and email it to:   We will attach it to your file and forward it to Argentina. If we do not send an advance copy of your passport you will be responsible for hotel taxes upon check out.  Best advice, send us a copy of your passport.
To book fill out the RESERVATION FORM Completely.  If you do not have passport details, it can wait, but please don’t wait until the last minute.
Once we receive your form, we will send you a confirmation with a number. You may then ask for a link to use a credit card or send in a check.
INCLUDED: Special tee shirt, special Argentina Eclipse Glasses.