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  1. The heart of the city

    The Obelisk is a modern monument placed at the heart of Buenos Aires. It was built in May 1936 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first founding of the city. (Dennis Degnan / Corbis) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. Passion dance

    Two tango dancers perform in Calle Caminito, a street in La Boca district of Buenos Aires famous for this passionate dance. (Sergio Pitamitz / Corbis) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. Color block

    Colorful buildings are hard to miss on Caminito Street in Buenos Aires. (Sergio Pitamitz / Corbis) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. A place in the sun

    Sun-seekers crowd a beach in Mar del Planta - Argentina's premier seaside resort on the southern coast of Buenos Aires Province. (Yann Arthus-bertrand / Corbis) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. A walk on the water

    The 335-foot-long suspension pedestrian bridge, Puente de la Mujer (Bridge of the Woman) was donated by Alberto L. Gonzales and his family to this city of Buenos Aires. Designed by Santiago Calatrava , it is the architect's only work in South America. (Michael Lewis / Corbis) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. Amazing acoustics

    The Colon Theatre in Buenos Aires is one of the most famous opera houses in the world. It has 2,367 seats and standing room for 1,000. (Hubert Stadler / Corbis) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. Capital beauty

    Finished in 1906, the National Congress Building in Buenos Aires is four stories high and has two pavilions, one on each side. (Anthony Cassidy / Corbis) Back to slideshow navigation
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updated 12/3/2009 12:04:18 PM ET 2009-12-03T17:04:18

The Real Deal: Multicity airfare on Aerolineas Argentina, arriving in Santiago, Chile, and departing from Buenos Aires, Argentina; local flights between Santiago and Puerto Montt on Sky Airlines and between Bariloche and Buenos Aires on Aerolineas Argentina; three nights in Santiago at Hotel Galerias, two in Puerto Montt at Hotel Don Luis, one at Hotel Natura Patagonia during the bus/boat lake crossing from Puerto Montt to Bariloche, two in Bariloche at Hotel Nahuel Huapi, and three in Buenos Aires at the Dazzler Libertad Hotel, breakfast daily except at Hotel Natura Patagonia; all transfers; hotel taxes; and fuel surcharges, from $2,165 per person—plus estimated airport taxes and fees of $140.

When: Jan. 14, 2010; other travel dates may be available through January.

Gateways: Miami; add $67 for New York City, $73 for L.A., $167 for Chicago, $214 for Seattle, $284 for Atlanta, $288 for Denver, $316 for Houston; additional gateways available.

The fine print: Airport taxes and fees are about $140 per person. Based on double occupancy; single supplement is $639. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.

Book by: No deadline; based on availability.

Contact: Latin Destinations, 866/645-2846, latindestinations.com.

Why it's a deal: According to a recent search on Kayak, the lowest multicity airfare (Miami to Santiago, Santiago to Puerto Montt, Bariloche to Buenos Aires, and Buenos Aires to Miami) was $1,413 with taxes for travel in mid-January (LAN). For an additional $892, the Latin Destinations package covers airfare, as well as 11 nights' accommodations, a lake crossing by boat and bus from Puerto Montt to Bariloche, breakfast at most hotels, all transfers, and taxes and fees.

More: Optional activities include a half-day tour of Concha y Torro's wine cellars in Santiago ($107 per person), a city tour of Puerto Varas and Puerto Montt ($79 per person), a half-day excursion to Cathedral Mountain from Bariloche ($136 per person), and a dinner and tango show in Buenos Aires ($121 per person). Extend your stay at the Dazzler in Buenos Aires from $42 per person per night.

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