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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 12/11/2009 10:04:02 AM ET 2009-12-11T15:04:02

The Real Deal: Round-trip airfare on LAN Airlines, two nights at the Panoramic Hotel Iguazú in Iguazú Falls, two nights at the Cacique Inacayal Lake Hotel in Bariloche, and four nights at the Dazzler Tower San Martin in Buenos Aires, intra-Argentina flights, ground transportation and transfers, breakfast daily, sightseeing tours and entrance fees, the services of an English-speaking guide, and fuel surcharges, from $1,659 per person—plus about $110 in taxes and fees.

When: April 10, May 8, 2010; add $100 for March 20; add $200 for Feb. 13.

Gateways: Miami.

The fine print: Does not include taxes of about $110 per person. Based on double occupancy; single supplement is $499. Use tour code d-000. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.

Book by: Dec. 18, 2009.

Contact: Friendly Planet, 800/555-5765, friendlyplanet.com.

Why it’s a deal: We priced this multicity itinerary on Kayak for travel in mid-April and found a $1,455 fare (Aerolineas Argentinas). For $314 more, including all taxes, this package covers eight nights' accommodations, sightseeing activities and entrance fees, and the valuable services of a guide. Also, the price will go up by $300 per person after Dec. 18.

More: There are optional tours available, starting at $21 per person for a day excursion from Bariloche to the Mount Cathedral ski resort.

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