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  • kiley 153 posts

    i have booked a return trip using 2-4-1 from Madrid to Buenos Aries January 2025. no internal flights booked yet.

    My Draft itinerary is as follows:-

    day 1 Arrive Buenos Aries
    Day 2-3 Fly Iguazu Falls
    Day 4 fly to cordoba
    Day 7 fly to Bariloche ( 5 day bike tour)
    Day 14 fly to Buenos Aries
    Day 15 return to Madrid

    we are not city people so the less time in Buenos Aries the better.
    I had researched other places further south but we like the warm weather, so we think Bariloche is as far down as we want to go.

    what are people’s thoughts on Cordoba/surrounding location and Bariloche? or any other areas of interest?

    And, it seems marginally cheaper to book 4 separate internal flights on aerolineas.com than to book one multi city ticket, does this sound right?

    Am I permitted to use virgin points on aerolineas Argintina flights? (note I have sky team elite plus which i think gets me free checked bags that would benefit me, also BA silver if that helps)

    thanks

    HampshireHog 148 posts

    If you’re not city folk I’d question time in Cordoba. You will be missing so much by not going further south

    kiley 153 posts

    Cordoba

    thanks we werent planning on staying in cordoba, we were planning on being in Carlos Paz o chill for a few days

    what exactly would i be missing by not going further south?

    Richie 1,038 posts

    2 nights at Iguazu Falls may be a bit short.

    davefl 1,400 posts

    JDP will likely be along in a minute but lots of info here https://www.headforpoints.com/forums/topic/argentina/

    JDB 4,654 posts

    @kiley – for a first trip, I’m not sure I would be putting Córdoba into the schedule unless you are majorly into golf, polo/riding or dove shooting. It is attractive, green, rolling countryside and the city itself is interesting and quite a contrast to Bariloche where the town itself isn’t much to write home about, but the surrounding area is totally fantastic and January is a good time to be there weather wise, but it will be very busy as it is summer holiday time until carnival. I’m not sure where your bike trip will take you but maybe the three days before it could be spent in that area if it’s not on the bike route – eg fly to San Martin de los Andes and have a few relaxing days there. For the heat, you want the NW but there isn’t really time to fit that into the schedule.

    Re Aerolíneas flights, I have never found that it makes any difference to book them as multi-city vs singles. They will give you the SkyTeam luggage benefits/allowances which are otherwise very low on domestic routes, although they will pool the luggage weight. Sports equipment if you are taking bikes is charged on a separate schedule, but they are quite lenient. It’s worth looking at Premium Economy (the highest class on AR domestic routes) as it often isn’t much more, you do get proper US style first class seats and the ticket flexibility is useful as weather or strike disruption is not uncommon. SkyTeam Elite Plus helps some stuff, but PE trumps it!

    kiley 153 posts

    Thanks all and thabk you JDB

    I’m going to check out San Martin for sure and see if we can fit that into a bike ride from Bariloche

    I’m not takimg my bike this time (hopfully hire when im there) as I wont be racing, so defo no lost /missing / stolen bike threads upon my return.

    jumpersforgoalposts 53 posts

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