We will visit the residential neighborhoods such as "Los Troncos", with mansions surrounded by gardens. We will continue through the commercial center of Alem, the port with their famous restaurants, the fishing boat harbor, sea lions and the Cave of Lourdes . We will then continue passing by the Argentina beaches, the Punta Mogotes Lighthouse, the Peralta Ramos Woods, and the Corrientes Cape .
In the center of the city we will visit the oldest beaches. We will also visit the salons of the Provincial Hotel and the Casino, evidences of the luxury of this city. We will continue through the Civic Center , where we will find the municipal buildings, the Cathedral and San Martin Square .
Balcarce and the Museum of Juan Manuel Fangio
We will leave Mar del Plata and go 65 km. toward the west where you can find hills, ranches and farms. The area is the most important in Argentina for growing potatoes. Then we will pass the principle satellite communication center in the country which is located in Balcarce.
We inally arrive in the city of Balcarce where Juan Manuel Fangio, who is
the five time international auto champion, was born and lived. We will visit the National Museum of Automobiles founded by this great champion where we can see his autos, prizes and history as well as those of his occasional adversaries: the principle race tracks of the world. The museum at the same time presents the most advanced technology of the automobile industry.
Then we will visit the "Juan Manuel Fangio Race Track". We will return going around the Lagoon and the hills of the Padres; where we will stop to have a Creole lunch.
The Lakes and the Hills of the Padres
On this excursion we will visit a series of monuments that commemorate the Jesuit Missionary movement of the 18th century. These are located
some 30 km. to the west of Mar del Plata . In the middle of the hills of the Padres we will find a small lake of exceptionally beauty. In an actual reproduction of a Jesuit settlement of converted indians you will find documents related to their history.
We will also visit the José Hernandez Museum , called "The Paternal house of the Argentine Gaucho". This poet was the autor of Martín Fierro. This master piece of gaucho literature reflected the customs and activities of this district where the author lived. The country at the same time is a charming mixture of farms, small ranches and tree vegetation.
Beaches of the Atlantic and Sea World
This excursion allows us to appreciate the principle Argentine beaches that are used during the summer by millions of tourists. We will leave Mar del Plata heading north by route 11 that runs along the coast visiting Santa Clara del Mar, Mar Chiquita, with an important lagoon (we will visit it), Villa Gesell, Pinamar, Mar de Ajó, San Bernardo, Santa Teresita, arriving at about noon to San Clemente del Tuyú where we will have lunch. Then we will visit an ocean aquarium "Mundo Marino", where we can find the principle species of the marine life found in this region in excellent artificial and natural facilities. We will be able to see aquatic shows with sea lions, whales, dolphins, seals and penguins. At the same time we can see in these tanks the principle species of fish and amphibious animals in their natural state.