7 Nights

2 Home Bases

5 Destinations

From USD 4,199 per person

You will be gaining access to the most unique wine the country has to offer. From exploring vineyards to gorging on special courses specially prepared by gourmet chefs and taking on local culture, be ready to discover Argentina at a glance.

Boasting activities as diverse as a tango lesson, cooking classes, wine tastings or horseback riding, we have made sure there was a little bit of everything, for everyone, in this journey.

In Buenos Aires, we introduce you to this vibrant city’s culture and history while immersing right away into its food & wine offering.

In the Mendoza region, to the west, uncover what the Andes have best to offer, from outdoor experiences to its award-winning wines, and its Gaucho culture which you will also get to experience.

 

Journey Dates

Land dates

16 Mar 2019 - 23 Mar 2019

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

A taste of Tango

Dip into the fascinating world of tango. Admire professional dancers, learn the basis of this complex and sensual dance and show your best moves on a Milonga dance floor.

Argentinian food secrets

Argentine food will have no more secrets for you. Enjoy exceptional cuisine at the best restaurants and become an expert Argentine Chef thanks to two cooking classes

Beyond Malbec

Learn all there is too know about incredible Malbec wines from the Mendoza region, along with many other varieties available in Argentina.

Be a gaucho for one day

These traditional Argentine "cowboys" invite you in their home for a chance at living a day like a Gaucho. Horseback riding, home made meals surrounded by the breathtaking Andes landscape and much more.

ITINERARY

All activities are optional in attendance

Day 1: Buenos Aires

You are picked up by our private driver and whisked to your hotel where you are greeted by your host. Early check-in will be requested. In the afternoon, we gather and depart for a 3-hour tour of the historical heart of Buenos Aires, covering many of the must-see attractions up-close, in the historical heart of BA, the barrio of Monserra. You will be introduced to the fascinating history, architecture and culture of this great Argentine city. In the evening, enjoy a welcome Asado dinner in a traditional Parrilla.

Day 2: Buenos Aires

Today is at leisure. However, our host will be at your disposal to help you make the most of your day. We highly recommend to swing by the beautiful historic neighborhood of San Telmo and experience its Sunday morning market featuring everything from antique furniture to artisan jewelry and crafts to live music and tango dancing on street corners. You can carry on towards La Boca, an iconic and colorful neighborhood of Buenos Aires and stroll down El Caminito. We gather for a late afternoon of tango lesson, followed by an evening in a traditional Milonga: Rather than a touristy venue, expect a popular setting where a crowd of various ages, nationalities and dance style gathers to enjoy dancing.

Day 3: Buenos Aires

Today, we hold our first cooking class of this journey. You will learn how to cook the authentic dishes from Argentina and South America in the historic district of Palermo. After the class, you'll enjoy the meal you prepared and taste wines from different regions of Argentina. The rest of the day is at leisure. Take this opportunity to visit the MALBA, Museo de Arte Latino Americano de Buenos Aires, or escape the hustle and bustle of the metropolis walking through the Buenos Aires Ecological Reserve. For your last night in Buenos Aires, you will enjoy a professional tango show while enjoying mouth-watering local cuisine and and wines.

Day 4: Mendoza - Uco Valley

Today, we catch a flight to our next destination, Mendoza. Sitting at the foot of the Andes, this renowned wine region offers a vast array of tours and activities, with a focus on food & wine. Take time to settle in your stunning hotel, contemplate the stunning landscape and treat yourself with a complimentary 60-minute massage. Tonight, we enjoy a proper feast at the property, surrounded by vineyards.

Day 5: Mendoza - Lujan de Cuyo - Maipu

Today, we head for Lujan de Cuyo and Maipu, an area deeply rooted in tradition and boasting some of the oldest vineyards in the region. Learn more about the local wine production through a comprehensive wine tasting. In the evening, we reach a beautiful Finca for a cooking lesson of typical Mendoza cuisine.

Day 6: Mendoza - Uco Valley

Today, we explore the stunning Uco Valley, considered to be one of the best wine regions in the world. Nested at the feet of majestic mountains, the area produces exceptional wines, including the famous Argentinian Malbec. We have organized two different visits and tastings, showcasing the variety of the Uco Valley production, from iconic wineries to hidden gem, small handcraft wineries. Enjoy a relaxing evening at your exceptional retreat.

Day 7: Mendoza - Mountains

Meet a real gaucho. The "Gaucho" is an equivalent of the North American "cowboy". We meet him and his family at their ranch for a mate (Argentinian kind of tea) and homemade pastries before going for a 2 hours horse ride through the mountains. Following this epic experience, we enjoy a typical lunch contemplating the stunning Andes, before coming heading back to the ranch. Tonight, we have our farewell dinner in one of the best restaurants of the valley, boasting local and international cuisine.

Day 8: Take the opportunity to extend your stay

This morning, airport transfers are arranged. For our guests not departing until tonight, a late check-out will be requested. Or you may also want to explore more of South America with Art In Voyage's customized journeys.

OUR HOME BASES

Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt

Palacio Duhau – Park Hyatt Buenos Aires is located in the fashionable and residential neighbourhood of Recoleta. The hotel combines two buildings: a restored Palace from 1934 and a modern building overlooking the city. A perfect combination between traditional architecture and contemporary design.

The Hotel also hosts a stunning permanent art collection.

Casa de Uco

Casa de Uco Vineyards & Wine Resort is the result of a wonderful dream. A great vision inspired by the Uco Valley’s exceptional natural resources, where the birthplace of Argentina’s most outstanding wines is honored.

Situated across a 320-hectare estate, Casa de Uco is an innovative concept composed of the development of private vineyards, secluded villas constructed alongside the vines, an incredible winery, and an exclusive luxurious wine resort.  Experience life on the vineyard surrounded by the majestic Andes Mountains, with superior services and amenities, and daily adventures.

All wine enthusiasts are welcome to unearth the magic of Mendoza’s Uco Valley, experiencing the region’s extraordinary wines, following the whole process from grape harvesting to the creation of a unique high quality wine brand, under the careful eye of the industry’s top experts.

THIS JOURNEY INCLUDES

7 Nights

3 nights in Buenos Aires 4 nights in the Mendoza Region

13 Meals

7 daily breakfasts 2 lunches 4 dinners

11 +Activities

2 cooking classes 1 guided tour of Buenos Aires 1 private tango lesson 1 tango show with dinner 1 sixty-minute spa treatment 3 wine tastings in the Mendoza region 1 Gaucho experience

As well as...

Argentine domestic flights Private airport transfers Services of a journey host Services of drivers in air conditioned vehicles All taxes

GOOD TO KNOW

All listed activities are optional in attendance Additional daily trips and excursions may be arranged for a small supplement. International flight may be arranged through Art In Voyage Travel insurance is recommended Price is based on a double occupancy. A single supplement will apply for solo travelers. Space is limited to 6 with a maximum capacity of 8 guests

HOW ABOUT EXTENDING?

Take the opportunity to extend your stay and discover the stunning Iguazu falls, Santiago de Chile or Uruguay. With more time, treat yourself with a life time experience like the Patagonia glaciers or the Atacama desert!

WHY TRAVEL WITH US?

Expertise Flexibility Friends /Family Spirit /Small Groups Luxury Conditions Exclusive Experiences

FINEPRINT

All listed retreats (hotels, villas and barges) are, at times, subject to changes. If replaced, similar or higher standards will be upheld.

A refundable deposit* of $1500 per person is due at the time of your reservation. In case of a cancelation at more than 90 days prior to departure, your deposit will be returned minus a $250 per person administrative fee. Your final balance is due 90 days prior to departure. Your journey is non-refundable when canceled less than 90 days prior to departure. To that effect, we strongly suggest travel insurance, which we can assist with. NEW! Find a replacement at least 30 days prior to departure and your journey will be fully refunded, minus a $250 per person administrative fee.

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