Bariloche, Mendoza, Buenos Aires, Salta, Jujuy
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From discovering the origins of the rich, creamy chocolates of Bariloche in Patagonia to learning how to emulate the spellbinding motions of Buenos Aires’ alluring tango, be prepared to experience the cultures and flavors of Argentina like never before. Delight in a curated wine tasting set against the perfect backdrop of Mendoza’s picturesque wine region, and traverse the mountainous terrain of Argentina’s rugged Northern region, immersing yourself in the rich culture of its indigenous inhabitants....
Bariloche – Arrive at Bariloche and Enjoy a Chocolate Making Class
A country that is world-renowned for its rich culture and delectable gastronomy, Argentina is home to a variety of eclectic landscapes, cities, and traditions. You will arrive in the mountainous town of Bariloche and be met at the airport by your private tour guide who will transfer you to your luxurious mountain lodge accommodation and spa in the heart of Bariloche’s Lake District. As you gaze out on the immense, snow-capped Andes mountains, you can breathe in the crisp, mountain air and bask in the phenomenal views of the lakes for which this region is famous.
Once you have had time to settle in, you will meet your guide once again in your hotel’s lobby for your transfer into the center of Bariloche’s charming town. Here, you will be led on a tour by your expert guide, learning of the city’s history and the large population of German and Swiss immigrants that have influenced the culture and style of the area. You will then delight in a private chocolate-making class for your first introduction to this wonderful country. This is where you will learn how some of the local delicacies are crafted. You will have the opportunity to sample your work and some of the other sweet, delicious flavors of Argentine chocolate that have been made by professionals. Afterward, you will be returned to your luxurious accommodation where the rest of the evening will be at your leisure.
Bariloche – Tour the Gorgeous Lake District by Boat
This morning, you will enjoy a traditional breakfast of facturas, which are delicious Argentine pastries that are typically coated with sweet powdered sugar and filled with luscious dulce de leche. To accompany your pleasurable breakfast, you can delight in a coffee or mate, which is a traditional, highly-caffeinated Argentine tea that is an acquired taste. Then, you will meet your guide in the hotel lobby to begin the day’s adventures of exploring the gorgeous Lake District of Patagonia.
There is no more memorable way to explore the illustrious Lake District than up close, so you will spend the day cruising through its serene waters. Your guide will transfer you to the picturesque port in which you will board a luxurious boat and embark on a day trip through the Andean chain of lakes, crossing the border into Chile. Cruising through several of the region’s remarkable lakes, you can bask in the beauty that surrounds you. From natural wonders like glaciers, volcanic peaks, and luscious forests, you can listen as your guide provides thoughtful commentary on the region, its peoples, cultures, nature, and gastronomy. At the end of the day, you will return to Bariloche to unwind in the hotel’s tranquil spa before enjoying the rest of the evening at your leisure.
Mendoza – Arrive at Mendoza for a Gourmet Lunch with Wine Pairing
Today, you will need to have an early start for your transfer to the airport. By meeting your private guide in the lobby, you will transfer to the world-famous winemaking region of Mendoza, which is located just to the north of Patagonia. Upon your arrival in this pleasant town, you will be transferred to your boutique, wine lodge, hotel, and spa, which will be perfectly situated at the foot of the Andes mountains.
Once you have had time to freshen up, you will meet your expert guide in the lobby for your transfer to a local bodega or winery for a multi-course gourmet lunch that will be accompanied by a fantastic wine pairing. Here, you will delight in the flavors of traditional Argentine cuisine as you savor the taste of thick-cut beef that is perfectly complemented by delicious chimichurri sauce and the fruity, full-bodied flavors of a finely-aged Malbec. For dessert, you will indulge in the heavenly sweetness of alfajores, a delectable Argentine cookie that is held together by thick, creamy dulce de leche. Once your gourmet meal has concluded, you can enjoy the afternoon at your leisure, taking in the phenomenal views of the charming Argentine vineyards that are set against the backdrop of the infinite snowy-peaks of the Andes mountains. If you prefer to relax in comfort, then you can luxuriate in a spa treatment or massage or sit with a glass of fine wine on your hotel’s refreshing terrace to enjoy the fantastic views.
Mendoza – Privately Tour the Top Bodegas and Enjoy a Curated Wine Tasting
This morning, you will enjoy breakfast before meeting your private guide in the lobby to begin your day. Today, you will be led on an extensive tour of Mendoza’s best bodegas and will uncover the intricacies of a unique winemaking process in the very region where it occurs. Upon visiting the bodegas, you will notice how each winery has its own particular character, and you will realize that many of them have been family-owned for generations by Argentines who are truly passionate about their craft. You will then delight in their stories and taste their fantastic wines in a specially curated wine tasting at one of the region’s top bodegas.
As you take a sip of the finest vintage that you may have ever tasted, you will gaze upon the very winery in which it was produced. Then, you can marvel at the endless, winding vineyards, the massive wooden wine barrels that lean rustically against white stucco buildings, and the backdrop of the regal Andes Mountains. You can glance over at your travel companions and exhale in complete and utter satisfaction as you luxuriate in the gastronomic treasures of this magical country. After your tour concludes, you will be provided with another wonderful meal at one of the many exquisite restaurants that can be recommended to you by your knowledgeable guide.
Mendoza – Delight in a Cooking Class and Explore Mendoza's Charming Center
Today, you can enjoy breakfast at your hotel before meeting your guide in the lobby for the day’s exciting activities. You will be provided with the opportunity to participate in a traditional Argentine cooking class that will be accompanied by a wonderful view of the gorgeous wine country. Led by one of the region’s gourmet chefs, you will learn how to make some of the most adored dishes of traditional, Argentine cuisine. Largely influenced by the significant population of Spanish and Italian immigrants, the great impact of these cultures is uniquely present within the gastronomy of Argentina.
After your insightful cooking class has concluded, you can have the rest of the afternoon to yourself, spending the day exploring the town of Mendoza at your leisure or doing whatever else strikes your fancy. You can stroll through the picturesque plazas, museums, shops, galleries, restaurants, and cafes of this charming town before enjoying dinner at one of your expert guide’s exquisite recommendations. As you sit in an enchanting Argentine cafe that overlooks one of Mendoza’s many tree-lined plazas, you may feel a warm breeze rustle through your hair. You can take a bite of your delicious empanada before you allow its delectable flavors to wash over your tongue. You will know that the evening is drawing near when you hear the faint sounds of a street-performing violinist in the distance, and you can absorb the peaceful serenity of this marvelous area.
Buenos Aires – Arrive at Buenos Aires for a City Tour and Classic Tango Show
You will begin your day early, meeting your private driver in the hotel lobby after breakfast for your transfer to the airport. Today, you are transferring to the vibrant city of Buenos Aires. Upon your arrival in this glistening city, you will be met by your driver at the airport and transferred to your luxurious hotel in the heart of Buenos Aires’ charming Palermo neighborhood. Just a short walk to the beautiful Bosques de Palermo, which is Buenos Aires’ version of Central Park, you will be in the perfect location to explore the very best of what this eclectic city has to offer.
Once you have had time to freshen up, you will meet your expert guide in your hotel lobby to embark on a private tour of the “Paris of South America.” You will be transferred by air-conditioned coach to all of Buenos Aires’ most noteworthy sights, including the famous Recoleta Cemetery, which is the burial place of distinguished figures such as Evita Peron. In the evening, you will be provided with the unique experience of attending an exciting tango show, which will be accompanied by a traditional gourmet porteno dinner. As the aromas of your exquisite cut of Argentine beef waft through the air, you will gape openly at the phenomenal spectacle before you. The passion and precision in which the tango dancers move are truly mesmerizing, and you will not want to miss a second of it.
Buenos Aires – Visit Colorful Barrio La Boca and Enjoy a Craft Cocktail Class
This morning, you will delight in a delicious breakfast at your luxurious hotel before meeting your guide in the lobby to begin your day in the city. You will be led over to the vibrant La Boca neighborhood, which is a must-visit on any tour of Buenos Aires. Here, you can admire the colorful buildings and charming streets of this classic neighborhood as stunning pairs of tango dancers burst into impromptu dances around you. As the friendly shop owners call out to you, you can smile, stop, and take a look at their locally crafted products with joy in addition to the vivid street art that lines the picturesque roads. Afterward, you will stop for lunch at one of the enchanting restaurants that are recommended to you by your guide along the neighborhood’s main drag. You will then enjoy the traditional flavors, sights, and sounds that are classic to Buenos Aires.
Once you have had your fill of La Boca, your guide will transfer you to another of Buenos Aires’ delightful neighborhoods where you will partake in an illuminating craft cocktail class with some of the city’s top mixologists. In the true spirit of Buenos Aires culture, you will learn how to make the cocktails that are typical of this marvelous city against the glittering backdrop of European architecture, tree-lined streets, and vibrant nightlife.
Buenos Aires – Explore Feria de San Telmo and Delight in a Tango Lesson
Today, after breakfast, you will meet your driver in the lobby for a lovely day of uncovering the rich porteno culture. You can put your dancing skills to the test as you partake in one of the staples of Argentine life: tango dancing. You will be provided with a private lesson that will be led by Buenos Aires’ world-class tango dancers, during which you twirl your partner and step to the rhythm of the sultry beat of the tango music. This experience will have you immersed in the precise movements that are combined with the emotional passion of this traditional dance.
After your tango lesson, your guide will transfer you to the famed Feria San Telmo, which is a world-renowned, open-air market in the heart of Buenos Aires. Here, you will have the opportunity to discover San Telmo, which is one of the city’s oldest and most historic neighborhoods. Here, you can stroll through the endless aisles of the market as you discover the lively booths, which are always full of handcrafted goods that have been made by local artisans. There will also be live music, dancing, and savory delicacies that are famous in Buenos Aires. You can also stop to enjoy a choripan, which is a classic sandwich that consists of a thick chorizo sausage between delectable French bread and is accompanied by chimichurri sauce. You will then be amazed by the flavors and cultures of this fabulous city as they are embodied by this traditional open-air market. After you have seen and tasted everything that your heart desires, you will be returned to your luxurious accommodation, where you will have the rest of the evening to spend however you see fit.
Salta – Discover the Indigenous Cultures of the North
This morning, you will be transported to the airport via private coach for your flight to Salta and Jujuy, which are part of Buenos Aires’ rugged, Northern region. You will be met at the airport by your private driver who will lead you to your extravagant hotel in the heart of Salta. Here, you can indulge in delightful views of the city’s charming, central square as you prepare to embark on a day of touring the area’s famous Salinas Grandes salt flats, the enchanting village of Purmamarca, and the magnificent Cerro de los Siete Colores or the Hill of Seven Colors. You will spend the day traversing the region, delighting in the breathtaking landscape of the colorful mountains, and discovering the culture and traditions of the indigenous people who call this region home.
As you arrive at the salt flats, you can gaze out over the vast stretch of white desert, and you may feel humbled by its vastness that will seem endless. For lunch, you will sit down with a local indigenous family in their home to uncover the delectable flavors of Northern Argentine cuisine as you listen to their stories about their culture. Driving back to Salta’s center, you can stare out the window in wonder as you take in the immensity of the colorful mountains, which will seem to defy the laws of nature with their vibrant colors that are set against the backdrop of a cloudless, blue sky.
Salta – Tour Salta's Riveting Archeological Museum and Depart for home
Today, wake up to enjoy your final morning in Argentina. After breakfast, you will meet your guide in the lobby and transfer to Salta’s highly distinguished Museum of High Altitude Archeology. Here, you will engage in a private tour of the museum, learning of the Incan Empire that once ruled over this region and the recently discovered mummies that have been perfectly preserved for hundreds of years.
After your tour of the museum, you can enjoy one final lunch in one of the picturesque cafes that line Salta’s charming central plaza before heading back to your hotel to gather your things. Your private driver will meet you in the lobby of your hotel to transfer you to the airport for your departure.
- Discover the “Swiss Alps of South America” as you indulge in a chocolate making class in Bariloche
- Sail through Bariloche’s stunning Lake District on a luxurious day cruise
- Delight in a private tour of Mendoza’s best bodegas or wineries and enjoy a curated wine tasting of some of Argentina’s top vintages
- Connect with Argentine culture with a traditional cooking class and luxuriate in the natural beauty of Mendoza’s wine country
- Discover the magic of Buenos Aires as you delight in a riveting tango show that is accompanied by a gourmet dinner
- Explore Buenos Aires’ colorful La Boca neighborhood and delight in a craft cocktail class
- Uncover the treasures of Argentina’s Northern, indigenous cultures as you traverse the beautiful landscapes of Salta and Jujuy
- Learn of the alluring history of the region on a private tour through Salta’s archeological museum
As you delight in the savory aromas that emanate from the succulent meal that you have just learned how to make at your traditional Argentine cooking class, you will raise a glass of world-renowned Malbec wine to your lips while gazing out over the snow-capped Andes mountains of Mendoza. Walking through the glistening streets of Buenos Aires will leave you captivated by the dynamic nightlife that abounds from every street, and you will be immersed in the sounds of sultry tango music as it is played by local street musicians. On this luxurious, 10-day culture and flavors tour of Argentina, these experiences and more will be yours as you traverse this exciting country from top to bottom.
You will begin your tour in the stunning city of Bariloche, which is often referred to as the “Swiss Alps of South America” because its gorgeous, natural features are reminiscent of the Alps of Switzerland and Germany. You will delight in a chocolate making class and discover how the immigrants of this area have influenced its rich culture. From Bariloche, you will head to Mendoza, which is Argentina’s distinguished winemaking region. Here, you will enjoy a tour of the city’s best bodegas while you delight in a specially curated wine tasting of some of the country’s finest vintages.
Next, you will move on to Argentina’s stunning capital, where you will discover the cultural and flavorful gems of Buenos Aires before reveling in the excitement of a live tango show and an intriguing, craft cocktail class. Finally, you will transfer to Argentina’s Northernmost region as you indulge in the culture and gastronomy of Salta’s indigenous community. Whether you are seeking the delicious flavors that the country is famous for or looking to uncover the secrets of its exotic cultures, this 10-day tour through Argentina is sure to provide you with the experience of a lifetime.
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