Farmer’s Weekly Argentina Tour

Farmer’s Weekly Argentina Tour
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Join Farmer’s Weekly on another tour of Argentina to learn more about this country’s agricultural sector. The focus this time will be on chicken and cattle production, mixed farming, no-till and sugarcane production and milling.

To reserve your place phone: XL Boland Travel on 021 872 1581.

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Saturday, 26 April, 2014:

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  • Depart from OR Tambo International airport in Johannesburg.

Sunday, 27 April, 2014:

  • Arrival at Ezeiza International Airport in Buenos Aires.
  • Evening in Buenos Aires.

Monday, 28 April:

  • Travel 234km to Gualeguay in Entre Ríos province to visit mixed farm, where they farm with Herefords, maize and soybeans.
  • Travel 161km to overnight at Concepción del Uruguay. 

Tuesday, 29 April:

  • Visit the Argentine National Agricultural Technology Institute to see learn more about research and development in the country’s broiler industry.
  • n the afternoon, visit some commercial broiler farms.
  • Evening in Rosario.

Wednesday, 30 April:

  • Short visit to Rosario harbour.
  • Visit the Aapresid for a presentation about the Aapresid philosophy and certification process on no-till.
  • Travel 126km to Cruz Alta to visit the Pierobon NoTill planter factory.
  • Evening in Venado Tuerto

Thursday, 1 May:

  • Visit the Pampa Humeda, Argentina’s most productive crop-farming region.
  • Evening in Villa María

Friday, 2 May:

  • Visit a farm in the drier central parts of the province of Córdoba to see how effective no-till is on these less-than-optimal soils.
  • Evening in the city of Córdoba.

Saturday, 3 May:

  • Travel 154km to Mina Clavero to spend a peaceful and relaxing day enjoying the sights of the Cumbres Altos, or Higher Hills.
  • Evening in Mina Clavero.

Sunday, 4 May:

  • Travel 637km to San Miguel de Tucumán (stopping for lunch on the road).
  • Evening in the city.

Monday, 5 May:

  • Visit sugarcane farms and mills in this small yet extremely important province in the north of the country that also produces 3% of the world’s lemons.
  • Evening in San Miguel de Tucumán.

Tuesday, 6 May:

  • Flight to Buenos Aires.
  • Free day for shopping and exploring the city.

Wednesday, 7 May:

  • Can use the morning for a further exploration of Buenos Aires or visit to the crafts market at Tigre Delta.
  • Transfer to the airport for flight back to South Africa.


  • Visit to cattle farms in Gualeguay.
  • Visit to poultry farms in Concepción del Uruguay.
  • Visit to INTA Concepción del Uruguay.
  • Visit to grain harbour in Rosario.
  • Visit to Argentine No-Till Association.
  • Visit to Pierobon Planter factory.
  • Visit to crop farms in the Wet Pampas region.
  • Visit to Metalfor factory.
  • Visit to farms in the Venado Tuerto area.
  • Visit to farm in the drier parts of the province of Córdoba.
  • Visit to sugar plantations and sugar mills in the province of Tucumán.


  • 2 nights in hotel in Buenos Aires (breakfast included).
  • 1 night in hotel in Concepción del Uruguay (breakfast included).
  • 1 night in hotel in Rosario (breakfast included).
  • 1 night in hotel in Venado Tuerto (breakfast included).
  • 1 night in hotel in Villa María (breakfast included).
  • 1 night in hotel in the city of Córdoba (breakfast included).
  • 1 night in hotel in Mina Clavero (breakfast included).
  • 2 nights in hotel in San Miguel de Tucumán (breakfast included).


  • Flight tickets between South Africa and Argentina are included.
  • Transport is included for the whole tour in a vehicle suitable for the amount of people and their luggage.
  • Flight between San Miguel de Tucumán and Buenos Aires.
  • 1 full-time guide/interpreter for every 10 people on the tour.

The following is not included:

  • Anything not explicitly mentioned on the itinerary.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Personal expenses, such as laundry, telephone calls and tipping.


US$3 595 per person sharing; US$4 355 single.

Dates for payment and booking:

22 February 2014: Deposit US$1 000
27 March 2014: Full payment.


  • Prices quoted are subject to availability, size of tour group, exchange rate and airport and fuel levies1.
  • Bookings made are provisional only. A deposit will be required per person.
  • Space on the tour will only be guaranteed upon receiving payment in full.
  • The organisers reserve the right to cancel the tour at any time upon which participants will be refunded in full. A cancellation fee will however be levied if the client decides to cancel. 
  • The organisers reserve the right to amend the itinerary should unforeseen circumstances demand it.
  • The organisers and travel agents cannot be held responsible for flight delays, inconvenience, any loss of or damage to property, personal injury, illness or death as a result of participating in the tour. 
  • Participants should be in possession of a valid permanent South African passport. 
  • Participants should receive a vaccination for yellow fever at least 2 weeks before departure.
  • No visa required.

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