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.
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Saturday, 26 April, 2014:
- 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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