Longmont Yarn Shoppe and Bella Filati to Argentina & Uruguay

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Buenos Aires at sunset

January 24 – February 3, 2020

Explore Argentina & Uruguay

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Join the Longmont Yarn Shoppe and Bella Filati knitting Rockstar Bristol Ivy for a 10-day adventure to Argentina and Uruguay! It’s true, Bristol will be joining us for the entire adventure, plus, teaching 4 classes which include: Short Rows, Intro to Brioche, Bristol Cowl part one, Bristol Cowl part two. 

We’re excited to be going to Argentina and even more thrilled that Joji Locatelli and her husband Charly have offered to spend and spend an afternoon together knitting and sight-seeing some of Joji’s favorite lesser-known places.  They have offered their time to us out of love because they want to share their city with us. We are so lucky!  Of course, what visit to Buenos Aires would be complete without traditional dinner and Tango Show?  Joji and Charly will join us for this as well! 

Included in the package

  • All hotels accommodations in 4 and 5-star hotels which include breakfast
  • Ferry to and from Montevideo
  • Transportation in Uruguay
  • Tours and walking tours in BA and Montevideo
  • Tango Dinner in Buenos Aires plus
  •  3 dinners, 2 lunches 
  • 12 hours of instruction with Bristol Ivy 
  • An afternoon and evening with Joji and Charly


For more information, see our day by day detailed itinerary.
Please note: This itinerary is subject to change according to weather and availability. We do ask that you be flexible and will let you know as soon as possible if there are changes.


buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, Argentina

We begin in the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, which is unlike any other city you’ll visit in your life.  The combination of South American flair and European elegance makes the Argentine capital stand out. From the French-influenced tango music to the Spanish-inspired “picada” appetizer plate offered at almost every restaurant in Buenos Aires, the modern-day Argentine capital offers quite a singular cultural experience.



Montevideo, Uruguay Malabrigo Farm

Malabrigo Farm

After spending time in Buenos Aires, it’s off to Montevideo, Uruguay by ferry to explore the Malabrigo Farm, enjoy a walking tour the factory and dye your own yarn that will be used in a project on the tour.  Tobias has personally assured us our visit will be memorable, and who of us can’t wait to see the home of our beloved Malabrigo Yarn first hand?

Yarn being dyed



Manos del Uruguay

While in Uruguay, we will meet with the artisans behind Manos del Uruguay. We’ll learn how their company provides jobs and improved quality of life for rural women of Uruguay.  Founded in 1968, Manos del Uruguay believes in responsible consumption and develops beautiful products that are ethical and sustainable. 


Iguazu Falls Add-on
February 3-7, 2020

Iguazu Falls

After coming all this way you might not be ready for the adventure to end. We’ve created this amazing add-on for you to stay a few more days and explore another part of the country.

If you join us the add-on, we’ll fly north the morning of February 3 to Iguazu Falls. Here, we’ll spend four nights in the luxurious Belmond Hotel inside the Iguazu Falls park. From the hotel, you’ll be able to walk to these amazing falls in less than 5 minutes. Explore the falls and surrounding rain forest via your choice of helicopter, boat or by foot.

You will return back to Buenos Aires on February 7 and can leave for home from there.


The cost includes all lodging in three and four-star hotels, transportation, within the countries, breakfast each day, three (3) dinners, two (2) lunches, classes with Bristol Ivy, admission to the scheduled special sites, and more surprises and a whole lot more fun than you can imagine! Cost of airfare and transfers to and from the airport are not included.

Single Occupancy: $5,994 US
Double Occupancy: $4,995 US 

Iguazu Falls Add-on

This part of the adventure will include four nights lodging, transportation (including round trip airfare from Buenos Aires to Iguazu), another class with Bristol, and one dinner.
Single Occupancy: $2,799 US
Double Occupancy: $2,229 US

Payment Options

Payment may be made in full at time of registration.

Through Nov. 15, 2019, you can use your Paypal Account to make a deposit of 1/3 of your registration total. At payment, you’ll be prompted to log in or create a Paypal account. Subsequent payments of 1/3 the total will be collected monthly for 2 more months, a total of 3 payments. Contact Cindy at cindyhallamevents@gmail.com to make special payment arrangements.

Participant Cancellation Policy
The balance of your deposit is refundable, sans a $500 cancellation fee, will be available until October 1, 2019. After that date, we regret that we cannot issue a refund, as we will have had to pay for many of the accommodations.

Event Planner Cancellation Policy
This is the trip of a lifetime. We anticipate filling this event but should we not reach our goal of 20 participants, we will need to cancel and all deposits and payments will be refunded on October 1, 2019.


Contact us at cindyhallamevents@gmail.com if you have questions or concerns.

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