Do you love rugby? Do you like traveling with friends? Do you want to live the most exciting experience of your life?
Imagine playing the best sport ever created against teams from New Zealand, Australia, England, Argentina, France, Ireland, South Africa, the US, Canada, Italy, and Scotland. The grass is so green and perfect that you will never think of green the same way. You are playing rugby with your best friends. And you know that after the game the most delicious barbecue will be waiting for you while you hang out with your friends at one of the most beautiful beaches in South America.
ARG Rugby Tournament is the most exciting international rugby tournament for amateur clubs. Teams from all over the world are invited and it's a great opportunity for your team to develop its game and to make friends in all the seven continents.
You will play three pool games and then the playoffs. We group teams together according to their rugby level, age, and gender so everybody gets a chance to be part of the most fun rugby tournament on Earth.
The pool games are held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the most visited travel destination in the world in 2007. Buenos Aires, the home of the tango and superb steaks, more European than South American in flavor, has so much to offer that entire books have been written about it.
Enjoy first-class meals at extremely low prices, watch Boca Juniors -the best rugby team in the world-, where Maradona and Riquelme once played, and spend a day at an Estancia, a stunning Argentinean ranch where you will eat the so-famous asado (barbecue) and go on a sunset horseback ride.
The playoffs are held in Mar del Plata, home of some of the best beaches in South America. If you like warm weather and lying on the beach, you will find Mar del Plata a paradise.
Surf lessons, waterparks, the tastiest sea food you'll ever try, and endless nightlife are just some of the things that Mar del Plata has to offer.
No matter how your team does at the pool games, you will make it to the playoffs. Some teams will play for the Gold Cup, some teams will play for the Silver Cup, and some will play for the Bronze Cup.
The ARG Rugby Tournament is held between March 3 and March 13, 2010. If these dates don't work out for you, please check out our Tours and Prices section for many other adventures.
It doesn't matter if you are six or 60 years old. It doesn't matter if yours is a women's or men's team. It doesn't matter if you are a pro or you kicked your first rugby ball last week. We will make sure you play against teams of a similar level, age and same gender.
There will be over 15 teams from countries like New Zealand, Australia, England, Argentina, France, Ireland, South Africa, and Scotland, among others.
You will visit one of the most incredible places on Earth. Buenos Aires is known as "The Paris of South America" and it's the most visited international destination in the world at this moment. Mar del Plata has the most amazing beaches in South America. Add great food and really low prices to that and you'll know you've found the perfect place for the most exciting international amateur rugby tournament in the world.
Your Tour Manager will take care of everything for you. A bilingual assistant will be with you and your team during the whole tour, from the moment she welcomes you at the airport until you take your flight back home.
Your Tour Manager will be available for you at all times to show you around and help you communicate with other locals.
Fundraiser. We know that raising the money for a rugby tour can be a daunting task. That is why we can organize a fundraiser for your team and we even supply the prizes. Yes, that's right. Trips to Hawaii for two people (all inclusive), trips to Paris for two people, Sony Vaio laptops, LCD flat-screen TVs, and Apple iPods. Just sell some tickets to your friends, family, and neighbors and get your trip for free or almost free.
The coach travels for free. That's right. If your team has at least 20 players, the coach doesn't pay for anything.
Easy to pay for. If the fundraiser we organized for you doesn't cover the full cost of the trip, we give you the option of very low monthly payments. We don't want cost to be the reason you miss the most amazing rugby tournament for clubs.
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Sample Itinerary: ARG Rugby Tournament
Note: We suggest a lot of activities so you can get the most fun out of your tour. You always have the choice of doing your own thing, like relaxing at the hotel pool, watching a movie, or just walking around town.
Of course, the activities are different according the group's age and interest. If the players on your team are 8-17, for example, you will want to replace bar tours for movie theaters and a paragliding tour for a paintball day. This is just a sample itinerary and we will make a customized tour plan to meet your specific needs. You can get more or less activities depending on your plans and budget.
You arrive to Buenos Aires International Airport. Your bilingual Tour Manager will welcome you and guide you to the bus that will be waiting for you.
Your Tour Manager will give you some tips about Argentina, which include how to exchange money, how to make international phone calls, how to get Internet access, etc.
The bus will take you to your hotel, where you can leave your luggage and take a shower.
This day we suggest the Buenos Aires City Tour. Discover one of the most amazing cities in the world. Buenos Aires is a thoroughly modern city with more than 400 years of history. Visit Florida street, one of the most surprising pedestrian streets in South America. You don't want to miss Palermo Soho, the trendiest neighborhood in Argentina, where you will find tourists from all over the Globe; visit Puerto Madero, the preferred area for luxury offices and restaurants; and also check out San Isidro, the most exclusive neighborhood in Buenos Aires.
You will also get to see Argentina's historic buildings, the Casa Rosada (which means "Pink House" and is the President's office), the Obelisco (a huge tower with a lot of history), and some of the oldest, yet best mantained museums and theaters in the world.
Finish the day with a short visit to Recoleta, the neighborhood of choice for expats in Buenos Aires to have a good time and eat at the best restaurants.
Your team will have a practice in the morning. A complimentary transfer will be available for you and your Tour Manager will help you with any arrangements that you need.
In the afternoon you can have Tapas -a Spanish typical dish- in Palermo Soho, a place that is so cool you will never forget it.
At night you can go to Recoleta or Las Cañitas, two of the trendiest areas in South America. Here you will find world-class restaurants, unique bars, and popular clubs.
You will play your three pool games on one of the most incredible fields in Argentina. You will have to try really hard to stay focused on the game instead of contemplating the scenery around you.
A professional referee and medical assistance will be available at all times. Our transfer will take you to the game and back to the hotel when you are finished.
We will prepare a barbecue for everybody so the players can interact with other rugby players from all over the world and make long-lasting friends. The event will extend until the night, when we will throw a huge dinner and you will taste a mouth-watering Argentinean menu.
After so much rugby it is a good time to relax.
One-and-a-half hours outside Buenos Aires you will find the perfect place to rest and have a good time. All you hear is the birds; all you see around is trees and horses; all you feel is the breeze in your face. Estancia Santa Susana is paradise if you want the best barbecue of your life (we guarantee it), to relax at the pool, and ride horses in the afternoon.
Enjoy one of Argentina's most popular traditions and you will soon understand why Argentineans are always smiling.
You will have practice in the morning. A complimentary transfer will be available for you and your Tour Manager will help you with any arrangements that you need.
In the afternoon we will take you to a Boca Juniors game. Having won the Intercontinental Cup -the major tournament in the world for clubs- three times (more than any other team in history), Boca Juniors is, without a doubt, one of the best soccer teams in the world.
Boca Juniors won 18 international tournaments and has more fans than all the other teams in Argentina combined.
Watching Boca Juniors live is an experience that is really hard to describe. Tens of thousands of people singing, jumping, and screaming for the most exciting 90 minutes of their week is just a start. When we say that you can feel the stadium vibrate, most people think that we are using analogies. We aren't. It really vibrates. If you don't get goose bumps with all these people around you, please check your pulse.
Watching Boca Juniors is THE activity you don't want to miss for anything in the world.
You will have rugby practice in the morning at one of Mar del Plata's best rugby clubs. As always, we will take you there and pick you up and we will also supply all the training elements that you need.
In the afternoon, we will show you Mar del Plata's highlights. The best beaches, restaurants, bars, casinos, and walks.
In case you prefer to skip practice and relax, we have an excellent option for you. You can spend the day in Carilo, the trendiest beach town in South America. This unusual town will amaze you with its woods, beaches, sand roads, and extravagant houses.
Play beach rugby, eat the most incredible seafood and sushi ever -at prices so low you won't believe it, and relax under the sun on warm sand at one of the quietest beaches you will ever visit.
In the morning, we will take you to Aquarium, South America's most impressive marine mammal park. From cute dolphins and penguins to scary killer wales, Aquarium has it all.
After lunch you have the rest of the day to relax at the beach, on the warm sand, and get a nice tan while you hang out with your friends and taste Mar del Plata's famous smoothies.
After a game day, you want to relax. It is a perfect time for Aquasol, Argentina's biggest waterpark. With so many attractions that will keep you entertained for hours, you will have the best time with your friends at Aquasol.
You will burn so many calories running around the waterpark that you'll be craving a good lunch and a nap on the beach. You've got it. That's exactly what you'll do after Aquasol.
After a good morning practice in sunny Mar del Plata, we will head to Reserva Norte Beach.
Taking surf lessons with your best friends in a foreign country is about as good as life gets, isn't it? If you are not a surfer, you can enjoy a round of golf next to the beach with a great view of the Atlantic Ocean. Or how about the special seafood platter with samples of salmon, trout, shrimp, crab, scallops, and clams that Reserva Restaurant is so famous for?
This day is THE day. You will have the playoffs on the best rugby fields of Mar del Plata. Think about playing the most incredible sport ever created with your best friends on a half-inch long, just cut grass field, only a couple of steps away from the sea. Very exciting, huh?
Professional referees, and medical assistance will be available during the games.
After the games, we will give the prizes to the winners of the Gold Cup, Silver Cup, and Bronze Cup. And next, an Argentinean-style barbecue for everyone; a great chance to strengthen the relationships between teammates, between players and coaches, and between players of different clubs, countries and continents.
After a great breakfast at your hotel, we will take you back to Buenos Aires International Airport, where you will take your flight back home. This is the end of a trip you will never, ever forget.
5 nights at the Cristoforo Colombo Hotel in Buenos Aires (http://www.torrecc.com/ingles/) with swimming pool and fitness room. This hotel is located in the premium and safest area of Buenos Aires (Barrio Parque) and it's only two blocks away from the American Embassy. 5 nights at the Hotel Guerrero in Mar del Plata (http://www.hotelguerrero.com.ar/), which is also in a very safe area and has top-of-the-line amenities and incredible views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Transfers to/from the airport, to/from the games, and to/from practices. It also includes the round trip bus between Buenos Aires and Mar del Plata. During the 5 days in Mar del Plata, the bus will be available for the team 24/7.
Breakfast every morning, 3 lunches, 2 dinners.
3 pool games and playoff games against teams from many different countries of the world. We will make sure you play against teams of the same level, age, and gender as your team.
Experienced bilingual Tour Manager who will be with your team at all times.
Training facilities, game fields, and training equipment.
Airfare. Since teams will be coming from different parts of the world, we didn't include the airfare in the tour price.
Some optional activities. The Buenos Aires City Tour and the Mar del Plata City Tour are included in the tour price. All other activities are optional.
We can organize a fundraiser for you so you don't have to pay for the tour or you only pay a small fraction of it. We even supply the prizes: 2 trips for 2 people to Hawaii and Paris -they include airfare and hotels + 5 Apple iPods.
The ARG Rugby Tournament is $717 per player (includes lodging, transfers, a Tour Manager, all the meals mentioned above, rugby games, referees, medical assistance, training facilities, etc.) A couple of things to keep in mind:
The coach travels for free.
We offer a Lowest Price Guarantee. If you find a similar package to ours for a lower price, we will match that price and give you a 10% discount just for finding it.
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No problem. We also organize regular rugby tours and we can accommodate any date preference you have. Please check out our Rugby Tours Section.