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World Library and Information Congress:
70th IFLA General Conference and Council

"Libraries: Tools for Education and Development"

August 22th - 27th 2004, Buenos Aires, Argentina






Half-day Tours

Full-day Tours




Accompanying Persons' Programme

A trip is definitely more enjoyable if you have a travel companion!
We have therefore put together a special programme taking this into account. We will provide further details shortly. The fee for an accompanying person amounts to USD 240 if registered before May 15, 2004, USD 325 after that date and USD 385 for on-site registrations.

This includes:
  • Name Badge
  • Admission to Opening and Closing Sessions
  • Admission to Exhibition
  • Bag including promotional material
  • Invitation to attend the Exhibition Opening Party
  • Invitation to attend the Conference Opening Party
  • Invitation to the Cultural Evening
  • Arrival transfer from the Airport to the Hotel (Saturday 21 and Sunday 22)
  • Pass for free use of subway (underground) services, from Sunday 22 to Friday 27
  • One half-day tour
  • One full-day tour

Half-day Tours

Please choose one of the following half-day tours:
  • City Tour
    On Tuesday 24/08/2004, from 09.00 to 12.00 or on Thursday 26/08/2004, from 14.30 to 17.30
    Buenos Aires is undoubtedly one of the large American cities that best combine the cosmopolitan and aristocratic atmosphere of European cities. However, yet another atmosphere that includes the colorful corrugated iron houses in La Boca and the popular tango played on the streets in San Telmo blends into Buenos Aires. This mixture is what makes this city such an original and irresistible metropolis. This tour is an introduction to Buenos Aires, showing you the highlights of this city viewed through its history and its culture to understand how it grew from a small village to a large city. The following districts will be visited: City centre, Monserrat, San Telmo, La Boca, Puerto Madero, Palermo and Recoleta, stopping at Plaza de Mayo, Caminito and Recoleta Cemetery.
    For more information visit http://www.buenosaires.gov.ar/areas/turismo/index.php
  • Shopping Tour
    On Wednesday 25/08/2004, from 09.00 to 12.00 or on Friday 27/08/2004, from 15.00 to 18.00

Full-day Tours

Please choose one of the following full-day tours:
  • Gaucho Tour ("Fiesta Gaucha")
    On Wednesday 25/08/2004, from 10.00 to 17.00
    An outing to enjoy Argentine gaucho and country traditions, folklore dancing and music, local customs and meals. Participants will be taken to Estancia Santa Susana in the outskirts of the city, where you will be greeted by the owners with the typical "empanadas" (pastries with different fillings) and red wine. After a short visit to the facility, a typical Argentine barbecue will be served, followed by a folklore show. There will be time in the afternoon to ride on horseback or on old-fashioned carriages and watch a demonstration of gaucho skills and games.
  • Temaikén Thematic Park
    On Thursday 26/08/2004, from 09.00 to 16.00
    New and spectacular Theme Park with exotic birds and animals where visitors are taken on a nature tour through space and time.
    It is located in the city of Escobar, 50 km from Buenos Aires.
    The park implements many technological, audiovisual and computer resources in order to communicate the mysteries of the animal world. The greatest attraction is a fabulous aquarium that stimulates your senses and allows you to appreciate underwater life.
  • Tigre and The Paraná River Delta
    On Thursday 26/08/2004, from 14.00 to 19.00
    On this tour you will get to know another part of the city: its residential district. You will drive through elegant Barrio Norte (Northern neighbourhood), along Libertador Avenue passing by several sports clubs (River Plate and its World Championship stadium, Gimnasia y Esgrima de Buenos Aires, Ciudad Club and the Federal Shooting Range amongst others). Continuing your journey you will see the Presidential Residence in Olivos and the residential districts of Martinez and San Isidro to finally arrive in Tigre where you will be taken on a one-hour boat cruise along the canals of the Parana Delta, the place of choice for water sports lovers and hundreds of families who enjoy spending the day at one of the many restaurants and entertainment centres or their own weekend houses.

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