Travel Inspiration: Argentina and Brazil, Soul of South America
During R. Crusoe’s 13-day customizable Argentina & Brazil: Soul of South America travel itinerary, we explore Buenos Aires, Mendoza, Iguazú Falls, & Rio de Janeiro.
Begin in Buenos Aires, Paris of the South, founded on the Rio de la Plata in 1536 by Spanish explorer Pedro de Mendoza. The settlement was located in what is today the San Telmo district.
Explore the city on foot, starting with Plaza de Mayo, the main square and the scene of the 1810 revolution that led to the nation’s independence. Today, one often sees Las Madres de la Plaza de Mayo, the women who show up in the square seeking information on the desaparecidos, loved ones who vanished during and after the military junta of 1976. To the working-class neighborhood of La Boca, known for its unusually colorful homes. Artist Quinquela Martin (orphaned here as a youth and raised by local longshoremen) returned repeatedly to his home turf to paint intricate murals…
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