From the mist-shrouded cloud forests and wild beaches of Costa Rica to the cobalt blue glaciers of Patagonia, the Americas offer some of the most striking topography on earth, a unique range of wildlife and a sense of adventure like nowhere else.
South America’s pampas, rainforests, spectacular coastlines, arid deserts and snow-capped peaks give way to some of the world’s most vibrant and sophisticated cities. The excitement of Buenos Aires, the culinary secrets of Lima and the nostalgic charm of Montevideo. Hidden corners of the continent still reveal secret civilisations ripe for exploring. The Rocksure Club team specialise in Costa Rica, Uruguay, Chile and Argentina on the South American Continent and the Galapagos Islands 1,000 km west of Ecuador in the Pacific Ocean.
Visit Costa Rica all year round but especially so between December and March. Perfect for winter sun and less rain in Central America.
Discover eco-lodges tucked away in the rainforest or perched high above the Pacific Ocean. Chill in the laid back surf villages of the west coast or be pampered in premium brand beach resorts. In all, you will be accompanied by exotic birdsong, curious monkeys and incredibly friendly Ticos!
Explore the wilderness of Chile in the Austral summer from November to March. Enjoy fabulous wine in sunny vineyards; the beauty of the blue Pacific Ocean in sheltered fjords and desert adventures under clear skies. Stay in some of the most luxurious, fully inclusive lodges in South America.
Head south to Argentina for winter sun. Bask in sunny vineyards below the high Andes; ride like a gaucho across the Pampas and savour the best steaks in captivating and cultural Buenos Aires.
Stay in a wonderful selection of boutique wine lodges, estancias and luxurious city winery hotels.
The Galapagos Islands are a year round destination but their warmth and calmer waters straddling the equator are a particularly welcome escape from our northern hemisphere winters.
A visit to the Galapagos Islands is an immersion in knowledge across the sciences which can be enjoyed whilst cruising in a deluxe small cruise ship, purpose built luxury adventure vessel or staying at a lodge on one of the islands and enjoying coastal day trips on modern comfortable smaller craft.
Miles of golden beaches, green and pleasant country vineyards and impressive UNESCO Heritage protected colonial sites. This is Uruguay! The hot spot for the planet’s movers and shakers come the southern summer but also a delight for slow paced, relaxed exploring enjoying a vintage way of life, accompanied by wonderful food, fresh air, exquisite wine and charming service.
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Experience this enchanting side of Buenos Aires with a scholar guide on a two hour relaxed walking tour. Be immersed in the authentically vintage and resplendent surroundings of the Ateneo Grand Splendid bookstore, not only to marvel at the opulent theatre of books (declared one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world by Brian Howard, Senior Writer at National Geographic) but to absorb the cultural significance of books for Porteños (residents of Buenos Aires). Porteños consider their book stores as sacred as their churches. A holy site of wooden shelves and paper that resembles a maze of thought.
The Buenos Aires Cafés are as sacred as their bookstores and just as grand! Tones of Paris and Vienna are evident throughout the cafés of the traditional business neighbourhoods of the city. The opulent Café Tortoni has barely changed since 1858 and is a fascinating example of the wealth that grew from the European merchant pioneers. They have been left completely intact and a stop for coffee to delight in the service and atmosphere (not to mention wonderful coffee and pastries) will be a memorable moment in this wonderful city.
Located in San Telmo, the oldest district in Buenos Aires "El Zanjón” is internationally recognised as an archaeological calendar of the city.
Excavations of the mansion which dated back to 1830 led to the uncovering of the ancient Zanjón (ravine). The mansion was built for a wealthy family with six slaves in 1860 but by 1890 had been turned into a tenement. By 1985 it had been abandoned and walled off, with its ground floor four meters deep in debris. Now fully restored, elegant new steel and glass elevators transport visitors to and from the illuminated depths of the tunnels and ravines of El Zanjón. It is a magical space where poetry, history and myth coexist an important urban archaeology project and highly recommended.
We can arrange transfers and a recommendation for lunch around the visit.
Begin your evening with a pre-concert dinner at Tomo Uno, a traditional and sophisticated restaurant with an exceptional menu.
Then continue for just a short walk to the Thetro Colón, where you have the opportunity to see an opera, ballet or concert, in the magnificent auditorium.
It is considered one of the ten best opera houses in the world by National Geographic, and is acoustically considered to be amongst the five best concert venues in the world.
Performances usually commence at 8pm.
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