Where quality travel meets local experience

 

©2020 by Authentic Argentina
Photos by Celine Frers Photography and Jillian Butta.

No content or images can be reused or posted without written permission from Jillian Butta at Jillian@authenticargentina.com. 

OUR DESTINATIONS

REGIONS OF ARGENTINA

FEATURED ITINERARY

Rafael Martinez De Sanzo

Vincent Butta

MEET OUR FOUNDERS

ABOUT US

Our mission is our passion: Argentina.   Authentic Argentina is an American travel company that has a passion for sharing the treasures Argentina has to offer through authentic experiences.  Through our offerings, you can:

  • Experience the epicenter of soccer and polo through our sports academies. 

  • Explore spectacular natural and cultural wonders through educational tourism experiences

  • Serve local communities through our service leadership and mission trips 

  • Have exclusive access to the highest quality, unique local products that Argentina has to offer.

We take you on journeys that connect you with the local people and lifestyle of Argentina. Now is the time to discover the world's best kept secret.

Born in the south of Patagonia and raised in the city of Buenos Aires,  Rafa is a true authentic Argentine. He is a Malbec aficionado, master of the Argentine asado (barbeque), and a gaucho at heart. He obtained degrees in Law  from the University of Buenos Aires and later from Georgetown University. He was a member of the Argentine Foreign Service for 16 years, where he was positioned in Washington DC and Los Angeles. Rafa was also the director of Pepperdine University’s Buenos Aires Study Abroad  program for 15 years. There, in addition to being director, he  taught as a professor of International Business Law, Venture Initiation, Intercultural Communication, International Marketing, and History of Human Rights. He also led college students on educational field-trips throughout Argentina during his time as director. Now, Rafa is passionate about bringing his love for the greatness of Argentina to you through Authentic Argentina.  Today, he lives in Buenos Aires with his wife, Agustina, and their three sons, Rafita, Manolo, and Paco. He can't wait to journey around Argentina with you very soon.

 

 

Favorite place in Argentina:

Perito Moreno National Park- Santa Cruz, Argentina

Email: Rafael@authenticargentina.com

 

Entrepreneur, global marketing leader, and media mogul, Vincent, was born and raised in the suburbs of New York City. He graduated from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California with a degree in advertising. During his time at Pepperdine, he studied abroad in Heidelberg, Germany, which is where he discovered his love and passion for travel and cultural experiences. Since then, he has pursued a wide range of business endeavors, ranging from helping to create Sephora, creating clothing lines for celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker, working with top technology companies, to even hosting his own food show in Sicily. He has over 30 years of international business leadership experience in entertainment, mobile technology, SAAS, mobility, Satellite, E-Commerce, OTT platforms, consumer products, and retail. He is a visionary leader with experience in operating large, medium, and small US and global businesses. He is excited about using his past business experience and his passion for authentic travel experiences at Authentic Argentina. Today, Vin lives with his wife, Audrey and daughter, Jillian, in Long Island, New York.

 

 

Favorite place in Argentina: El Refugio Ranch- Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

Email: Vincent@authenticargentina.com

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BUENOS AIRES OFFICE
Parana 1167 20A, Recoleta 

Buenos Aires Argentina

011 54 911 5247 0600

NEW YORK OFFICE
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Lloyd Harbor NY, 11743

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Born in the south of Patagonia and raised in the city of Buenos Aires,  Rafa is a true authentic Argentine. He is a Malbec aficionado, master of the Argentine asado (barbeque), and a gaucho at heart. He obtained degrees in Law  from the University of Buenos Aires and later from Georgetown University. He was a member of the Argentine Foreign Service for 16 years, where he was positioned in Washington DC and Los Angeles. Rafa was also the director of Pepperdine University’s Buenos Aires Study Abroad  program for 15 years. There, in addition to being director, he  taught as a professor of International Business Law, Venture Initiation, Intercultural Communication, International Marketing, and History of Human Rights. He also led college students on educational field-trips throughout Argentina during his time as director. Now, Rafa is passionate about bringing his love for the greatness of Argentina to you through Authentic Argentina.  Today, he lives in Buenos Aires with his wife, Agustina, and their three sons, Rafita, Manolo, and Paco. He can't wait to journey around Argentina with you very soon.

 

 

Favorite place in Argentina:

Perito Moreno National Park- Santa Cruz, Argentina

Email: Rafael@authenticargentina.com

 

Entrepreneur, global marketing leader, and media mogul, Vincent, was born and raised in the suburbs of New York City. He graduated from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California with a degree in advertising. During his time at Pepperdine, he studied abroad in Heidelberg, Germany, which is where he discovered his love and passion for travel and cultural experiences. Since then, he has pursued a wide range of business endeavors, ranging from helping to create Sephora, creating clothing lines for celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker, working with top technology companies, to even hosting his own food show in Sicily. He has over 30 years of international business leadership experience in entertainment, mobile technology, SAAS, mobility, Satellite, E-Commerce, OTT platforms, consumer products, and retail. He is a visionary leader with experience in operating large, medium, and small US and global businesses. He is excited about using his past business experience and his passion for authentic travel experiences at Authentic Argentina. Today, Vin lives with his wife, Audrey and daughter, Jillian, in Long Island, New York.

 

 

Favorite place in Argentina: El Refugio Ranch- Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

Email: Vincent@authenticargentina.com

Jillian Butta

Favorite place in Argentina:

Perito Moreno National Park- Santa Cruz, Argentina

Email: Jillian@authenticargentina.com

 

 

 

©2020 by Authentic Argentina
Photos by Celine Frers Photography and Jillian Butta. No content or images can be reused or posted without written permission from Jillian Butta at Jillian@authenticargentina.com.