Food and wine
Your journey at a glance
Your journey begins in the sprawling, cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires where you will get to explore its architectural and cultural heritage on a guided walking tour, not forgetting to sample some of the city’s delightful fare and enjoy an evening of sultry tango along the way.
The next leg of your journey will take you to the magnificent landscapes of Bariloche, in Patagonia. Here, surrounded by snow-capped mountains and shimmering lakes you will be able to embark on a series of outdoor adventures, making for excellent photographic opportunities. Your journey then continues to the awe-inspiring Iguazu Falls.
A not-to-be-missed attraction when visiting Argentina, the falls are a true testament to the power of Mother Nature, with 275 cascades tumbling down into a series of gorges. After exploring the might of the Iguazu Falls, you will spend a full-day immersing yourself in the fascinating rural culture of the gaucho (Argentina’s cowboys) at an authentic estancia (ranch). The last leg of your unforgettable Argentine experience is to the picturesque Mendoza, the capital of the country’s winemaking estates. Here, you will embark on exclusive, privately guided wine tours and tastings of the region’s finest varieties.
PLAN YOUR JOURNEY
This unforgettable journey showcases just a few of our favourite experience combinations in this iconic destination. It is merely an example from which you can use to start dreaming and creating your own adventure with one of our dedicated Travel Specialists.
Day 1-3: Buenos Aires
- The capital city of Buenos Aires offers a pulsating and eclectic atmosphere of sophistication. It is here that local customs are infused by the proud traditions of football and the sultry tango
- Buenos Aires is dotted with many fine eateries, a thriving arts and culture scene, packed nightclubs and world-class accommodation
- The city is flanked by the Rio de la Plata, the world’s largest estuary, and the lowlands of the Pampas
- Embark on a walking tour of the Argentine capital. The walk includes the Paris-influenced area of San Martin, the splendid palace of the family Paz, the Anchorena Palace, the impressive Retiro train station, Arroyo Street, the Ortiz Basualdo Palace and the Recoleta cemetery
Day 3 - 6: Bariloche
- This truly spectacular Argentine region, nestled at the foot of the towering Andes, perfectly lends itself to sun-filled days exploring its landscape with a series of outdoor adventures. Here, photographic and nature enthusiasts can lose themselves in the natural attractions of the region
- The actively inclined can take to the various hiking trails dotted amidst the pristine landscape, mountaineers can test their skills on rugged peaks, and horse lovers can enjoy picturesque rides
- Bariloche sits within Argentina’s breath-taking Lakes District which is renowned for its fantastic fly-fishing tours
- Stroll down the ‘Avenue of Chocolate Dreams’ – the town of Bariloche is a veritable paradise for chocoholics with its parade of candy, confections and desserts. Enjoy a guided tour and relish the samples eagerly on offer
Day 6 - 8: Iguazu Falls
- Iguazu Falls, traditionally known as Big Water, is the largest waterfall system in the world and separates Argentina’s province of Misiones from Brazil’s state of Paraná. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984, Iguazu Falls is one of the most impressive sights in the world, featuring nearly 300 cascades where the waters rapidly drop, creating a beautiful yet devastating storm of foam and fury
- Set amongst lush forests, which are home to small mammals and hundreds of different species of birds, this is a truly breath-taking spectacle as thousands of litres of water tumble down the steps of the Parana Plateau
- A highlight of any visit to the Iguazu Falls is a stop at Devil’s Throat, a narrow u-shaped chasm that offers excellent photographic opportunities
Day 8 - 10: Buenos Aires
- Enter the exciting and decadent world of tango and enjoy a lesson at the legendary Rojo Tango, before being spoilt with a professional tango spectacle and lavish three-course dinner, paired with effervescent champagne that releases the rhythm of the tango upon your taste buds
Day 10 - 13: Mendoza
- Experience the thrill of making simple vino patero wine as you stomp on plump grapes in massive wooden barrels, or directly engage with pioneering winemakers and embark on informative tours around notable wine estates, engaging in the complex and age-old process of wine-making, with a brand new twist
- The award-winning wineries nestled in Mendoza are world renowned. They range from craft estates to breathtaking architectural masterpieces that house the most diverse selection of wines. Situated at the foothills of the Andes, these estates draw food lovers, wine connoisseurs and adventure seekers. The Valle de Uco contains several micro-terroirs, where the characteristic taste and flavour of a particular wine is determined by the environment in which it is produced
- This relatively unexplored region has undergone a revival, where a new generation of winemakers has injected the industry with creativity, passion, and a technical knowledge that extracts maximum expression from local grape variations
- These innovators have built boutique wineries that boldly experiment with pioneering and enterprising ways of implanting vines to cultivate the best grapes and produce limited editions of very specific wines
- Food lovers will delight in learning to cook traditional Argentine cuisine in an authentic, winery kitchen, taught by a qualified chef and winemaker