Recently, Netflix presented The Two Popes, a great movie about the history of Pope Francisco and Pope Benedict XVI. Well, our company managed a program to visit the history of the Pope, and I`m sure, the most important Argentinian personality in history, and the history of the Jesuits. The program includes our SEP. The SEP is a Special Experience Program, a unique experience between the visitor and the local environment, it´s a meeting with another local person with the same interest, a teacher, a personality, etc. that enriches the journey because it allows the exchange of experience between tourists and local people.
SEP´s included in the program:
We usually include three SEP´s in these programs, but can be adjusted by the requirements of teachers or tour leaders. SEP´s included in the program are:
SEP 1: Meet a local priest who knows Francisco, to chat about the pope and his work and experiences
SEP 2: Meet local professor of Cordoba University for an open class about the history of Jesuits in the area
SEP 3: Meet aborigins in a local school. Volunteering activity
Take a look to our program below:
POPE FRANCISCO: The Route of the Jesuits
DAY 1 - BUENOS AIRES
Arrival at Ezeiza International Airport. Reception and transfer to hotel in Buenos Aires. 03 nights of accommodation with breakfast.
DAY 2 - BUENOS AIRES
In the morning, Tradicional City Tour visiting the best of Buenos Aires: La Boca, San Telmo, 9 de Julio Avenue and the Obelisk, Puerto Madero, Corrientes Avenue, Colón Theatre, Recoleta.
In the afternoon, we will visit the Cathedral, the neighborhood where Francisco born, and the most interesting points related to the Pope.
SEP: We will meet with a local priest who knows Francisco and will chat with them
DAY 3 - BUENOS AIRES
After breakfast, In the morning, start an excursion to Lujan, to visit the famous Basilica de Lujan, to visit one of the most important Gotic Churches of Argentina.
DAY 4 - BUENOS AIRES - CORDOBA
After breakfast, transfer to the airport to take a flight to Cordoba City. Arrival and transfer to hotel. 3 nights of accommodation with breakfast
DAY 5 - CORDOBA
After breakfast, we will start a half-day city tour visiting the most interesting points of Cordoba, the third most important city of Argentina,
capital of the Province of Cordoba. We will visit the block declared by Unesco as Historical World Heritage. This block of buildings is composed of different Jesuits buildings like Montserrat National College, the Society of Jesus Church, and the ancient University of Cordoba.
SEP: Meet local professor of Cordoba University for an open class about the history of Jesuits in the area
DAY 6 - CORDOBA - JESUITS ESTANCIAS
After breakfast, we start an amazing full-day trip to visit La Ruta de las Estancias Jseuitass (the way of the Jesuits Farms). The town Jesus Maria, 48km north of Cordoba city, is home to one of the finest Jesuit Estancias in the province.
The estancias were built in 1618 as a Jesuit settlement, making wine to support their university in colonial Cordoba. We will also visit the Amphitheatre of Taming and Folklore, the Caroya Colony, the church, and finally reach the Estancias Santa Catalina. We stop at the Chapel of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and continue south to the National Historical Monument, Chapel of Candonga which dates back to 1730. Crossing through El Manzano Salsipuedes and Rio Ceballos, we make our way back to Cordoba.
DAY 7- CORDOBA - IGUAZU FALLS
After breakfast, transfer to Airport to take a flight to Iguazu Falls. Arrival and transfer to hotel. 3 nights of accommodation with breakfast
DAY 8 - IGUAZU FALLS
After breakfast, we will start a full-day trip to Iguazu Falls Argentinean Side. The park offers up to 8 km of trails to enjoy the falls.
SEP: Meet local aboriginal schools to know more about their experience. Volunteering activity
DAY 9 - IGUAZU FALLS - JESUITS RUINS OF SAN IGNACIO MINI
After breakfast, we start a full day trip to visit the Jesuit Ruins of San Ignacio Minì, located 60 km from the Capital City of Misiones called Posadas
DAY 10 - IGUAZU - BUENOS AIRES
After breakfast, transfer to Airport to take a flight to Buenos Aires.
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