Our trip to South America Patagonia began on Christmas night, Sunday, December 25, 2011, leaving 10:02pm on United flight #847 from Washington Dulles Airport to Buenos Aires Ezeiza International Airport, landing at 10:40am on Monday, December 26th.
After clearing Immigration and Customs we traveled by taxi to the Marriott Plaza Hotel in downtown Buenos Aires for one night. We were able to walk around the shops on Florida Avenue for a few hours in the early afternoon before retiring.
See the map of South America - Courtsey of the Central Intelligence Agency. Highlighted in light red are Buenos Aires and the areas of Patagonia in Argentina and Chile that we visited which will be discussed in the trip report below.