2019 Renaissance Argentina Program

Dear Families – Welcome to the homepage for the 2019 Renaissance Argentina Program. We are thrilled to be partnering with Renaissance Secondary School! Please read through the details about your program below and peruse our Resource Center, which contains lots of helpful information about our organization, tuition, safety, insurance, and more. We hope you will join us on the adventure of a lifetime in Argentina!
Travel Dates: March 18, 2019 - April 2, 2019
Group Organizer(s):
WTT/SSA Contact:
Program Tuition: $3,150 - or - $2,993 with discount if paid in full
Airfare not included in program tuition
Estimated Airfare: $1,216
Deadline(s): Enrollment deadline forthcoming

Tuition Calculator

Our admissions team makes the payment process simple, offering multiple payment options and easy monthly payment plans.

Program Tuition: $3,150

Pay in Full

Pay in full at the time of enrollment and receive a 5% discount off your program tuition! Your program tuition with this discount would be:

$2,992.50

Payment Plan

Pay a $500 deposit at the time of enrollment, then we set up an automatic monthly payment plan. If you apply today, your estimated* monthly payments would be:

$2,839.29

* This is an approximate price. Your exact total will be confirmed by the Admissions Director upon enrollment.

Argentina

Even though the country takes up most of the southern half of South America, you will hear Argentinians joke that their country is “the most American of the European countries,” for the strong European influence that can be seen in every aspect of life. From the capital’s neoclassical architecture, replete with colonial-style cobblestone streets; to Argentina’s passionate and raw Castilian Spanish; to its refined, proud culture.

But take a trip outside the main cities and you’ll find yourself in the epitome of South America. The jagged snow-capped peaks and high planes of the Andes, the stunning landscape of the Patagonian steppe and pampas, the glaciers at the end of the world in Tierra del Fuego, and the tropical rainforest in the north all come together in one country to create the quintessential South America experience. There are very few places in the world where you can see spider monkeys in the rainforest canopy, and penguins waddling along in icy archipelagoes all in the same country. Whether you seek world-class cuisine, awe-inspiring natural landscapes, or excellent conversation in Spanish, Argentina has plenty to satisfy every kind of traveler.

Cultural Journeys

Cultural Journeys

Cultural Journeys provide deep insight into the history, culture, and natural heritage of our host countries through authentic immersive experiences. Students will explore ancient ruins, sample new foods, and develop valuable leadership skills.

Program Highlights


Check out some of the possible featured experiences of your coming adventure! Each customized itinerary is unique, but these are just a few of the activities which may be available during your program.

Visit one of the world's largest waterfalls, Iguazú Falls

Shop in the world famous markets of San Telmo

Take a day trip across the Rio de la Plata to Colonia, Uruguay

Tango lessons from one of Buenos Aires' most renowned milongas

Immersive Spanish classes

The Itinerary


We work hard to create engaging, educational, and truly immersive itineraries for our travelers. However, we also know that travel can be unpredictable, so we always design our experiences to be flexible enough to allow for adjustments based on group interests, unexpected opportunities, and any weather or safety concerns that may arise during your program. Should changes to the itinerary occur, we will notify travelers and families as quickly as possible. 

DateDayLocationDescriptionLodging
March 18MondayUSA - Buenos AiresToday the group will fly from the US to Buenos Aires, Argentina.Airplane
March 16TuesdayBuenos AiresWe will arrive in the morning and settle into our hotel. After some rest we'll have a brief orientation meeting and then enjoy a delicious dinner of traditional carne asada.Hotel Circus
March 17WednesdayBuenos AiresIn the morning we're headed to the neighborhood of La Boca, home to Diego Maradona's club team. We'll check out the stadium and the brightly colored facades of the area's center. We'll also stroll el Caminito de la Boca and take some iconic pictures. After lunch it's back to San Telmo for an afternoon scavenger hunt!Hotel Circus
March 18ThursdayBuenos AiresAfter breakfast we'll explore the neighborhood of Recoleta, visiting the famous cemetery where Eva Perón is laid to rest, as well as the Museo de Bellas Artes, el Flor de Liz, y el Centro Cultural Recoleta . After lunch it's off to one of the more charming neighborhoods in the entire city, Palermo. We'll explore the large urban park known as Los Bosques de Palermo and also check out the Botanical Gardens and Plaza Serrano, where some of the city's finer shopping and dining can be found. Dinner in Palermo before heading back to our hotelHotel Circus
March 19FridayBuenos Aires & EsquelToday the group will fly south to Esquel where upon arrival we'll be picked up and transferred to a fishing lodge a few hours from the airport. Additional programming & service details are forthcoming.Camping / Communal lodging.
March 20SaturdayEsquelAdditional programming & service details are forthcoming.Camping / Communal Lodging
March 21SundayEsquelAdditional programming & service details are forthcoming.Camping / Communal lodging.
March 22MondayEsquelAdditional programming & service details are forthcoming.Camping / Communal lodging.
March 23TuesdayEsquelAdditional programming & service details are forthcoming.Camping / Communal lodging.
March 24WednesdayEsquelAdditional programming & service details are forthcoming.Camping / Communal lodging.
March 25ThursdayEsquel & Buenos AiresAfter breakfast the group will head back to the airport for our return trip to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival we'll have a relaxing afternoon/evening after our long day of travel.Hotel Circus
March 26FridayBuenos AiresAfter breakfast we're off to Uruguay! Just across el Rio de la Plata lies Colonia, Uruguay, a idyllic colonial town and a fantastic weekend escape. We'll spend the entire day exploring this seaside town.Hotel Circus
March 27SaturdayBuenos AiresAfter breakfast we're off to the Abasto neighborhood. Here, students will do a Fileteado Tour, which is a painting style very related to tango culture. In that exercise they learn about the painting style and produce their own fileteado. Later, we'll sharpen our dancing skills by taking a professionally taught tango lessons at along with dinner at the Milonga El Catedral de Tango this evening.Hotel Circus
March 28SundayBuenos Aires - USAAfter breakfast we're off to the recently inaugurated neighborhood of Puerto Madero, a posh residential and commercial area next to the water. After our stroll it's time to venture into the world-famous artisan market in San Telmo! Spend your afternoon wandering among a wide array of performers, vendors and everything in between in one of the coolest urban markets you'll ever see! Once we've had our fill it's back to the hotel to grab our bags and eat a celebratory meal before we head to the airport for our flight back to Denver later this evening.Airplane
March 29MondayBuenos Aires - USAFlyingYour own bed, eventually!

Accommodations


In order to provide a safe and memorable experience for our travelers, teachers, staff, Program Leaders and Country Directors, we follow strict guidelines when deciding on lodging, making reservations, and assigning program participants to rooms.

Travelers will always be grouped in rooms and/or sleeping areas by gender, and will never share rooms with people who are not associated with their Walking Tree group. Group Organizers and Program Leaders will be roomed separately from each other and from other students. Walking Tree partners with locally-operated, three star or equivalent hotels that are centrally located, clean, safe and wifi-enabled. 

 

Below are a few examples of our partner hotels. Although these are our preferred providers, they are subject to change based on availability. Your final itinerary will provide complete information on your accommodations in the cities you will be visiting.
Hostel Circus

The modern, chic accommodations of Hostel Circus are located in the San Telmo neighborhood. Selected for it’s convenient location and friendly staff, the students will surely enjoy themselves playing billiards, soaking in the pool or jacuzzi, or relaxing in the comfortable rooms.

Safety and Support


 EASY FUNDRAISING & PAYMENT
EASY FUNDRAISING & PAYMENT
24/7 GLOBAL EMERGENCY LINE
24/7 GLOBAL EMERGENCY LINE
HIGHLY VETTED PARTNERS
HIGHLY VETTED PARTNERS
EXPERT LEADERSHIP
EXPERT LEADERSHIP
PRIVATE GROUP GUARANTEE
PRIVATE GROUP GUARANTEE
COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM SUPPORT
COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM SUPPORT
DEDICATION TO CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT
DEDICATION TO CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT
ALL-INCLUSIVE PRICING
ALL-INCLUSIVE PRICING

Walking Tree gave us everything we needed to make our vision of the perfect educational trip to China a reality.

Andy
Repeat Group Organizer on programs to China

Your Adventure Includes

Estimated Airfare

In order to give our travelers the best possible price, we break out airfare from the Program Tuition. We will still handle all booking and ticketing via our flight partner who has access to special fares not available to the general public. We will provide full transparency in cost so that families pay what the flight costs and nothing more. You will be invoiced for the flight once we are able to secure the group’s airline contract.

Program Tuition Excludes: Travel insurance, baggage fees, airline minor fees, passport/visa fees, laundry, souvenirs, and activities not listed on itinerary.

 

Need to Raise Money? We have you covered.

Our travelers are provided with fundraising opportunities that are easy to implement and fun to take part in. Our flagship fundraiser involves selling bird-friendly, fair trade coffee from our host countries. There is no limit to the amount you can raise, so get started now by selling coffee or referring your friends to earn credit toward your program!

FUNDRAISING CENTER              REFERRAL BONUS

WTT coffee
Resource center

Resource Center

Why should high school students travel abroad? What happens if a participant gets sick? How quickly do we need to enroll? We’re sure you have plenty of questions and we’ve got you covered! Visit our Resource Center to discover the answers to your most pressing questions and contact us anytime with additional questions.

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