End of the World Train, First Class – Los Cauquenes Resort & Spa – Ushuaia, Patagonia, Argentina 🇦🇷

 

End of the World Train, First Class: A truly unique experience only for the lucky guests of Los Cauquenes Resort & Spa.

Let your imagination run wild along the valleys and the flavors of Patagonia. The End of the World Train offers a different way to get to know Ushuaia and the National Park, discovering Ensenada Bay and the shores of the Beagle Channel with sightings of the Hoste and Navarino islands, Lake Acigami (Lake Roca) and passing past the Mirador Bahía Lapataia.

Treasure the unique views of Fuegian forests and mountains as seen from this vantage point. A surprise waits at the end of the road. Looking for another option to delight your palate? The Train first-class rate includes an exclusive gastronomic service offering Andean food specialties.

Ushuaia, Patagonia, Argentina 🇦🇷

A busy port and adventure hub, Ushuaia is a sliver of steep streets and jumbled buildings below the snowcapped Martial Range. Here the Andes meets the famed Beagle Channel in a sharp skid, making way for the city before reaching a sea of lapping currents.

Ushuaia takes full advantage of its end-of-the-world status, and an increasing number of Antarctica-bound vessels call into its port. The town’s mercantile hustle knows no irony: there’s a souvenir shop named for Jimmy Button (a Fuegian native taken for show in England) and the ski center is named for the destructive invasive castor (beaver). That said, with a pint of the world’s southernmost microbrew in hand, you can happily plot the outdoor options: hiking, sailing, skiing, kayaking and even scuba diving.

Tierra del Fuego’s comparatively high wages draw Argentines from all over, and some locals lament the lack of urban planning and loss of small-town culture.

Patagonia, Argentina 🇦🇷

On South America’s southern frontier, nature grows wild, barren and beautiful. Spaces are large, as are the silences that fill them. For the newly arrived, such emptiness can be as impressive as the sight of Patagonia’s jagged peaks, pristine rivers and dusty backwater oases. In its enormous scale, Patagonia offers an innumerable wealth of potential experiences and landscapes.

Though no longer a dirt road, lonely RN 40 remains the iconic highway that stirred affection in personalities as disparate as Butch Cassidy and Bruce Chatwin. On the eastern seaboard, paved RN 3 shoots south, connecting oil boomtowns with ancient petrified forests, Welsh settlements and the incredible Península Valdés. Then there is the other, trendy Patagonia where faux-fur hoodies outnumber the guanacos. Don’t miss the spectacular sights of El Calafate and El Chaltén, but remember that they’re a world apart from the solitude of the steppe.

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Credits:

http://www.loscauquenes.com/en/

https://www.lonelyplanet.com/argentina/tierra-del-fuego/ushuaia/introduction

https://www.lonelyplanet.com/argentina/patagonia/introduction

 

 

Los Cauquenes Resort & Spa – Ushuaia, Patagonia, Argentina 🇦🇷

 

Virtually at the end of the world, Los Cauquenes Resort & Spa is set on the shores of Beagle Channel in Tierra del Fuego with stunning views of the snow-covered peaks of the Andes Mountain Range. An exclusive resort in an exceptionally beautiful setting, expect peace and tranquillity, gourmet dining, and a spa with a heated pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and body treatments.

Los Cauquenes Resort & Spa is built in the traditional southern Argentine architectural style with the use of lenga wood and stone.  Inside, the 54 rooms and suites are tastefully decorated in neutral tones with highlights of colour. The suites have a private balcony or deck and gorgeous views of the sea.

Sail the waters of the Beagle Channel and observe Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse, sea lions, Magellanic Penguins, and over 20 different sea bird species. Or trek the ancient coastal paths to see condors, steamer ducks, red foxes, eagles and beaver dams. Return to Los Cauquenes Resort & Spa to dine on exquisite Patagonian cuisine and recount your experiences of this most spectacular of places.

Accommodation

Dreamlike views of the mountain range or the Beagle Channel, luxury amenities and lots of room to relax at the End of the World.

Senior Suite: A spacious separate living-room welcomes those willing to enjoy a spectacular first-row view of the Beagle Channel landscape in total privacy. The suite has an exclusive deck overlooking the beach and a large Jacuzzi for hours of relax, and features L’Occitane en Provence amenities, Nespresso coffee-maker; personal weigh scale and audio equipment.

Junior Suite: Enjoy the exceptional view from your private balcony and relax in this suite equipped with L’Occitane en Provence amenities and Nespresso coffee-maker. A subtle blend of modern and classic is the hallmark of its two connected rooms

Dining: Reinamora

European gourmet cuisine and one-hundred-percent Patagonian dishes like lamb and king crab await at Reinamora, ther prestigious restaurant overlooking the Beagle Channel. Inquire about our 3-night Gourmet Experience.

The Spa

Just to behold the beautiful Beagle Channel in the comfort of a warm, harmonious ambience will set off the process to achieve full body and soul relaxation. The Spa at the End of the World, equipped to meet the highest international standards, offers 24 kinds of treatments and massages with natural products.

Experiences for guests only

End of the world train, first class.

Ushuaia, Patagonia, Argentina 🇦🇷

A busy port and adventure hub, Ushuaia is a sliver of steep streets and jumbled buildings below the snowcapped Martial Range. Here the Andes meets the famed Beagle Channel in a sharp skid, making way for the city before reaching a sea of lapping currents.

Ushuaia takes full advantage of its end-of-the-world status, and an increasing number of Antarctica-bound vessels call into its port. The town’s mercantile hustle knows no irony: there’s a souvenir shop named for Jimmy Button (a Fuegian native taken for show in England) and the ski center is named for the destructive invasive castor (beaver). That said, with a pint of the world’s southernmost microbrew in hand, you can happily plot the outdoor options: hiking, sailing, skiing, kayaking and even scuba diving.

Tierra del Fuego’s comparatively high wages draw Argentines from all over, and some locals lament the lack of urban planning and loss of small-town culture.

Patagonia, Argentina 🇦🇷

On South America’s southern frontier, nature grows wild, barren and beautiful. Spaces are large, as are the silences that fill them. For the newly arrived, such emptiness can be as impressive as the sight of Patagonia’s jagged peaks, pristine rivers and dusty backwater oases. In its enormous scale, Patagonia offers an innumerable wealth of potential experiences and landscapes.

Though no longer a dirt road, lonely RN 40 remains the iconic highway that stirred affection in personalities as disparate as Butch Cassidy and Bruce Chatwin. On the eastern seaboard, paved RN 3 shoots south, connecting oil boomtowns with ancient petrified forests, Welsh settlements and the incredible Península Valdés. Then there is the other, trendy Patagonia where faux-fur hoodies outnumber the guanacos. Don’t miss the spectacular sights of El Calafate and El Chaltén, but remember that they’re a world apart from the solitude of the steppe.

Follow @blackplatinumgold on Instagram

Credits:

http://www.loscauquenes.com/en/

http://www.slh.com/hotels/los-cauquenes-resort-and-spa/?l

https://www.lonelyplanet.com/argentina/tierra-del-fuego/ushuaia/introduction

https://www.lonelyplanet.com/argentina/patagonia/introduction

 

Faena Hotel – Buenos Aires, Argentina 🇦🇷

 

As soon as you walk into the long hallway with a red rug and black horsehair bench, you know you’ve entered Faena’s fantastical world. From the Library Lounge, with its tufted leather sofas and crystal candelabras to the white-and-red Bistro Sur, with unicorn heads adorning the walls, the hotel’s restaurants and bars take theatrical design to new heights.
Spectacular, contemporary and stylish, the Faena Hotel Buenos Aires is extraordinary. The utilitarian façade of the seven-story brick building, a turn-of-the-20th-century grain warehouse, belies the imaginative interiors created by Philippe Starck. Flourishes include unicorn heads on the walls, velvet curtains, crimson-upholstered chairs and crystal chandeliers.
There is no reception desk; new arrivals are greeted by an “experience manager” who serves as a personal concierge throughout their stay.
The rooms, many with city and Río de la Plata views, have lapacho-wood floors and arabasceto marble bathrooms. The outdoor pool is one of BA’s prime see-and-beseen spots.
A sexy vibe imbues the sultry Library Lounge and El Cabaret, which host nightly tango performances.
Dining
Bursting with flavor and flowing with Argentina’s famous red wines, Faena Hotel Buenos Aires is an epicurean destination ranging from an authentic estancia-style asado barbecue in El Mercado to Bistro Sur’s haute cuisine. A staple in the Buenos Aires social scene, craft cocktails and bottles of Malbec are sipped nightly at the exclusive Library Lounge and Poolbar. Sizzling with seduction, El Cabaret is home to the world’s most riveting tango show—Rojo Tango.
The Spa
The Spa Faena unveils its new array of services, where spaces are integrally designed to promote states of vitality, relaxation and harmony. In an outstanding ambience, it offers a wide variety of spa days, special treatments with local products, Pranic Healing, seminars, bath menus and spiritual & physical programs. In its tireless pursuit of perfection, the Spa Faena Hotel + Universe has joined with Biologique Recherche to provide therapies combining the highest standards of purity and cutting-edge science as applied to beauty care to bring the guests the superlative in service and quality.

Buenos Aires, Argentina 🇦🇷

Buenos Aires combines faded European grandeur with Latin passion. Sexy and alive, this beautiful city gets under your skin.

Tango

BA’s famous dance is possibly the city’s greatest contribution to the outside world, a steamy strut that’s been described as ‘making love in the vertical position’. Folklore says it began in the bordellos of long-ago Buenos Aires, when men waiting for their ‘ladies’ passed time by dancing among themselves. Today, glamorized tango shows are supremely entertaining with their grand feats of athleticism. You’ll also find endless venues for perfecting your moves, from milongas (dance salons) to dance schools. Be aware that some people become addicted – and can spend a lifetime perfecting this sensual dance.

Steak, Wine & Ice Cream

BA’s food scene is increasingly dynamic, but for many travelers it’s the city’s carnivorous pleasures that shine. Satisfying a craving for juicy steaks isn’t hard to do in the land that has perfected grilling wonderfully flavorful sides of beef, washed down with a generous glass of malbec or bonarda. Parrillas (steakhouses) sit on practically every corner and will offer up myriad cuts, from bife de chorizo(sirloin) to vacio (flank steak) to ojo de bife (rib eye). But leave room for ice cream, if you can – a late-night cone of dulce de leche(caramel) helado can’t be topped.

Nightlife

Take a disco nap, down some coffee and be prepared to stay up all night – this city doesn’t sleep. Restaurants get going at 9pm, bars at midnight and clubs at 2am at the earliest; serious clubbers don’t show up until 4am. And it’s not just the young folk who head out on the town in this city; BA’s diverse range of bars, clubs and live-music venues offers something for everyone, from DJs spinning electronica to live jazz sets. Just remember you’ll be doing it all very late.

Art & Architecture

Look closely: this city is beautiful. Sure, it might look like a concrete jungle from certain angles, but stroll through the streets, paying attention to the magnificent architecture around you, and you’ll soon be won over. Grand French- and Italian-style palaces grab the limelight, but you’ll see interesting architectural details in the buildings of even low-key, local barrios. These days the beauty of these traditional neighborhoods is further enhanced by colorful murals painted by artists involved in the city’s vibrant street-art scene. For these talented individuals, the city is their canvas.

Argentina 🇦🇷

It’s apparent why Argentina has long held travelers in awe: tango, beef, gauchos, fútbol, Patagonia, the Andes. The classics alone make a formidable wanderlust cocktail.

Natural Wonders

From mighty Iguazú Falls in the subtropical north to the thunderous, crackling advance of the Glaciar Perito Moreno in the south, Argentina is a vast natural wonderland. The country boasts some of the Andes’ highest peaks. It’s home to rich wetlands that rival Brazil’s famous Pantanal, mountains painted in rustic colors, deserts dotted with cacti, massive ice fields and arid steppes in Patagonia, cool lichen-clad Valdivian forests, Andean salt flats, a spectacular Lake District, penguins, flamingos, capybaras and more. All are stunning sights and adventures just waiting to be experienced.

Argentine Culture

Tango is possibly Argentina’s greatest contribution to the outside world, a steamy dance that’s been described as ‘making love in the vertical position.’ And what about fútbol (soccer)? Argentines are passionately devoted to this sport and, if you’re a fan, experiencing a live match should definitely be on your itinerary. Add a distinctive Argentine take on literature, cinema, music and arts, and you have a rich, edgy culture – part Latin American and part European – that you can’t help but fall in love with.

City Life

Arriving in Buenos Aires is like jumping aboard a moving train. Outside the taxi window, a blurred mosaic of a modern metropolis whizzes by, and then the street life appears – the cafes, the purple jacaranda flowers draped over the sidewalks (in spring!), and porteños (residents of Buenos Aires) in stylish clothing, walking purposefully past handsome early-20th-century stone facades. And it’s not just Buenos Aires that’s a stunner – Córdoba, Salta, Mendoza and Bariloche each have their unique personalities and unforgettable attractions, so don’t miss them.

Food & Drink

Satisfying that carnal craving for juicy steaks isn’t hard to do in the land that has perfected grilling wonderfully flavorful sides of beef. Parrillas (steak restaurants) are everywhere and will offer up any cut you can imagine. And if you’re a fan of pizza and pasta, these Italian staples are ubiquitous as well. But there’s more – in Buenos Aires you can experience a huge variety of ethnic cuisine, from Southeast Asian and Middle Eastern to Scandinavian. Down it all with that famous Argentine wine, and you’ll be struggling to maintain your waistline.

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Credits:

http://www.faena.com/buenos-aires/

https://www.lhw.com/hotel/Faena-Hotel-Buenos-Aires-Buenos-Aires-Argentina/services-amenities/spa

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/argentina/buenos-aires/

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/argentina/

Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt – Buenos Aires, Argentina 🇦🇷

 

This luxury hotel, set in a Neoclassical palace and an adjoining building, is 2 km from the grand opera house Teatro Colón and 3 km from the presidential palace Casa Rosada.

Featuring marble bathrooms, the elegant rooms also have flat-screen TVs, safes and free Wi-Fi. Some offer sitting areas, balconies and garden views. Suites provide living rooms. Upgraded suites feature fireplaces, crystal chandeliers, kitchenettes or private terraces. Butler and room service is available.

Amenities include 3 refined restaurants, some with garden terraces, plus a plush bar. There’s also a gym, a spa and an indoor pool, plus an art gallery and a ballroom.

This luxury hotel is close to all the wonderful things to do un Buenos Aires and it offers its own set of things to do, including cultural and wellness activities. Within the hotel visit the impressive art gallery to view works by artists from Argentina and Latin America.

For an experience of true indulgence, Park Hyatt Buenos Aires welcomes you to Ahín Wellness & Spa. In native dialect, “ahín” signifies a welcoming ceremony for an honored visitor. This luxury spa offers a soothing retreat from the bustle of Buenos Aires, Argentina, allowing you to fully unwind and rejuvenate.

Nearby, enjoy things to do in Buenos Aires like shopping, street fairs, and more. Visit the most exclusive shopping in town with world renowned boutiques. Explore a variety of activities for you and your family.

 

Buenos Aires, Argentina 🇦🇷

Buenos Aires combines faded European grandeur with Latin passion. Sexy and alive, this beautiful city gets under your skin.

Tango

BA’s famous dance is possibly the city’s greatest contribution to the outside world, a steamy strut that’s been described as ‘making love in the vertical position’. Folklore says it began in the bordellos of long-ago Buenos Aires, when men waiting for their ‘ladies’ passed time by dancing among themselves. Today, glamorized tango shows are supremely entertaining with their grand feats of athleticism. You’ll also find endless venues for perfecting your moves, from milongas (dance salons) to dance schools. Be aware that some people become addicted – and can spend a lifetime perfecting this sensual dance.

Steak, Wine & Ice Cream

BA’s food scene is increasingly dynamic, but for many travelers it’s the city’s carnivorous pleasures that shine. Satisfying a craving for juicy steaks isn’t hard to do in the land that has perfected grilling wonderfully flavorful sides of beef, washed down with a generous glass of malbec or bonarda. Parrillas (steakhouses) sit on practically every corner and will offer up myriad cuts, from bife de chorizo(sirloin) to vacio (flank steak) to ojo de bife (rib eye). But leave room for ice cream, if you can – a late-night cone of dulce de leche(caramel) helado can’t be topped.

Nightlife

Take a disco nap, down some coffee and be prepared to stay up all night – this city doesn’t sleep. Restaurants get going at 9pm, bars at midnight and clubs at 2am at the earliest; serious clubbers don’t show up until 4am. And it’s not just the young folk who head out on the town in this city; BA’s diverse range of bars, clubs and live-music venues offers something for everyone, from DJs spinning electronica to live jazz sets. Just remember you’ll be doing it all very late.

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Credits:

https://buenosaires.park.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/argentina/buenos-aires/