2019 Westview Argentina Program
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 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.
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
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.[table “” not found /]
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This being my first experience with an international trip for my child I have nothing to compare it to. However I feel Walking Tree did an excellent job from conception to completion with informing me on costs, what to expect, safety concerns, and sharing the experience through their blog. While I was worried about how safe my child would be on a trip… on the other side of the world, she told me that she felt safer than school safe.
Parent of Brigid, traveler on Japan Cultural Journey
Your Adventure Includes
Program Tuition Excludes: Travel insurance, baggage fees, airline minor fees, passport/visa fees, laundry, souvenirs, and activities not listed on itinerary.
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