Argentina: Buenos Aires and Mendoza, Land of Wines
Our Itineraries are provided as a preview of what to expect on our tours. Please, note, that itineraries are subject to change.
Upon arrival in the airport, you will be met by a representative to transfer you to your hotel.
After breakfast at your hotel, you will explore Buenos Aires. Your local guide will show you the capital's most important buildings and neighborhoods, including the city center where you'll see the Obelisco and the Casa Rosada before continuing on to La Boca, San Telmo, Recoleta, and Palermo. Your guide will discuss the various landmarks and buildings and tell you all about the history of each area and its many architectural influences. Later in the afternoon, you'll be taken back to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to relax.
After breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up by your transfer to the domestic airport for your short flight to Mendoza (not included, to be booked by agent). You will then be met at the airport and transferred to a comfortable lodge on the outskirts of Mendoza. With a year-round mild and dry climate, the region is perfect for harvesting grapes, the view across the vineyards to the snow-capped peaks of the Andes is stunning. You will be taken on an afternoon excursion to Villavicencio and Caracoles that begins at Route 7, an old road to the trans-Andean country, Chile. After admiring the wonderful landscapes and some historic places used by the Army during the campaign to liberate Chile and Peru, the tour continues at the facilities of Villavicencio, the mineral water bottling company. Canota Monument and the old Villavicencio Hotel are also included in the excursion to Villavicencio and Caracoles. After going up the mountains by the famous 360 curves of Caracoles, tourists may appreciate the majestic Villavicencio Valley from Paramillos Cross (3200 meters). Undoubtedly, the excursion to Villavicencio and Caracoles is a picturesque tour in which nature and history are combined with the impressive Andean foothill.
Begin your morning with breakfast in the hotel. Early in the morning, you will meet the oenologist who will accompany you throughout the tour. Depart to Mendoza's agricultural oasis and visit two prestigious wineries. Participate in a guided wine tasting, during which you will familiarize yourself with the local wines, and their elaboration process. Your guide will explain the technique of wine tasting, wine production techniques, the importance of the cork in the bottle, and the correct way to handle a glass in order to taste wine. At noon, enjoy an unforgettable gastronomic experience. As the sun sets behind the Andes Mountains, you will return to the hotel.
Begin your day with breakfast at your hotel. Today is free for you to choose your own activity from a variety of options. You may prefer to simply relax at your lodge, take some further wine tasting tours, or visit the city of Mendoza. A great option is to take a day tour into the Andes to the mountain border with Chile. You'll see some beautiful views as you climb high into the Andes mountain range and look down across the flat plains of Argentina. Just consult the lodge staff or your Argentina travel specialist for advice and recommendations.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your returning flight to Buenos Aires (not included, to be booked by agent). Upon arrival to Bueno Aires, you will be transferred to your hotel. Today is free for you to enjoy your day in the city of Buenos Aires at your leisure, either exploring on your own or choosing one of our many extra tour options. If the day falls on a Sunday, you may wish to take a stroll around the colorful San Telmo Market. Alternatively, you can take a morning walk through the Palermo Woods and the Rose Garden. You can also visit the Evita Museum and the MALBA (Museum of Latin American Art). Another great option is a day trip to Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay. Just ask your Argentina travel specialist if you for any advice or suggestions.
Following breakfast at the hotel, the rest of your morning is free at your own leisure. In the evening, you will be taken for a wine tasting experience in El Querandi. In a place where romanticism prevails, surrounded by Solomonic columns, boiserie and wood turned ornaments, we treat you to an extraordinary wine tasting experience, traveling along the main Argentinean wine regions, and selecting the most representative vines from each place.
After breakfast, you'll be transferred to the international airport for your flight home.
• Meet and greet upon arrival
• Arrival and departure transfers
• 4 nights in Buenos Aires at Brick Hotel or similar
• 3 nights in Mendoza at NH Cordillera Hotel or similar
• 8 meals: 7 breakfasts and 1 lunch
• Half-day city tour of Buenos Aires
• Half-day tour of Villavicencio
• Wine and food tour in Mendoza
• Wine tasting at El Querandi in Buenos Aires
• Transfers throughout the itinerary
Domestic flight - Buenos Aires/ Mendoza/ Buenos Aires
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