Argentina: The Full Scope

Argentina is a place of extremes, from the higher-than-the-cloud Andean peaks and glacial lakes to the cattle-grazing pampas and the bustling big city. On this journey, we’ll introduce you to several key parts of the country, including the home of tango, the capital Buenos Aires; the cradle of Malbec, Mendoza; the lake-scattered Bariloche and the astounding Perito Moreno Glacier National Park.

Starting from $5,060 per person based on four travelers

Overview

  • Discover the lesser-known delights of Buenos Aires.
  • Stay on a ranch in the shadow of one of the most active glaciers in the world.
  • Go mountain biking, kayaking or hiking amid the lakes and mountains of Bariloche
  • Feel the cold crisp air coming off the Perito Moreno Glacier.
  • Sniff, swirl and sip your way through Argentina’s finest wine region.
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Country information

Argentina

  • Best time to travel

    Year round, but October through May are the least coldest months of the year. Patagonia is best visited from October through March. Best combo trip: Chile + Uruguay

  • Day 1

    Arrival in Buenos Aires

    After landing in Buenos Aires, you’ll be transported to your hotel by your private guide where you can check-in and settle in to your room. As a perk, we'll give you your own handcrafted Buenos Aires Guidebook to help you find some hidden gems and city highlights.

    Selected hotels

    • Recoleta Grand

      This small boutique hotel centered in the middle of the Recoleta neighborhood is walking distance from beautiful design shops and cafes. Here you’ll be near important itinerary highlights.

    • Legado Mitico

      It’s small and effortlessly stylish, and enjoys a prime location smack bang in the middle of Palermo Soho, with a flurry of restaurants, bars, nightlife spots and design boutiques just a stroll away. With each room’s decor inspired by an Argentine icon, there is a real sense of place here too. Plus, service is friendly and faultless. If you want to be in the thick of it, and enjoy a high-end but relaxed hotel, Legado Mitico is ideal.

  • Day 2

    Explore Buenos Aires & Private Chef Dinner

    Continue exploring this complex, cosmopolitan and endlessly rewarding city, discovering its finest parks, third-wave cafés and coolest shops. In the afternoon we’ll take you across the city for a private wine tasting & dinner at a private chef’s house. This is one of our signature experiences created for those who seek unique cultural encounters. 

    Unlike anything you’ve experienced, you can mingle with locals and eat the best of Argentine cuisine on a covered and cozy terrace.

    On Sundays this experience includes a visit to the local fair -- the most authentic experience Buenos Aires has to offer.

     

  • Day 3

    Calafate - The Land of Glaciers

    On Day 3, get back to nature as you swap the big city for Calafate, a small town of just 8,000 inhabitants, where ranchers raise cattle and sheep in the shadow of one of the most active glaciers in the world.  In Calafate, you will stay at a fully-functioning estancia (cattle ranch), where you can experience the gaucho lifestyle, taking in the dramatic wilderness vistas and exploring the vast landscapes on horseback or on foot. 

    Selected hotels

    • Nibepo Aike

      Located about 43 miles (70 kilometers) away from the main town, Nibepo is one of the few estancias of Argentina that retains its essence and is still, to this date, dedicated to raising cattle and sheep shearing. Although remote, this estancia is perfectly poised for those who want to explore Perito Moreno Glacier National Park and its hidden glaciers, as well as for those who want to simply relax and bask in the beauty and grandeur of the surrounds.

  • Day 4

    Nibepo Aike

    Spend the day exploring the immense estancia and the striking wilderness that surrounds it by horse, bike or on foot. For lunch, fill up on Patagonian lamb paired with delicious local wines.

     

  • Day 5

    Perito Moreno Glacier

    Board a small boat and take off into the southern arms of Lago Argentino from Nibepo’s own private pier. As you cruise along the lake, you’ll be treated to views of a vast, open wilderness that has been untouched by human hands. Disembark for a short hike to reach a viewpoint that affords uninterrupted vistas of the colossal, blue-tinted Perito Moreno Glacier. From the lookout, you should be able to feel the cold, crisp air being released from the glacier. 

  • Day 6

    Land of Seven Lakes

    Leave for Bariloche, the beautiful and lush lake and peak-surrounded town in Northern Patagonia, whose scenery is reminiscent of the Alps. Here, all kinds of adventure opportunities await, from scenic strolls to challenging hikes to sunset-watching from the lake aboard your own private boat. The culinary scene in Bariloche is excellent, with local chefs offering everything from asado (barbecue) to multi-course tasting menus. Artisanal chocolate is another local specialty. Your guide will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel where you’ll have the evening free to spend as you wish. 

    Selected hotels

    • Lirolay Suites

      Lirolay is a 12-room boutique hotel located on Lake Nahuel Huapi, within easy reach of downtown but in a quiet, relaxed setting. There is a private path entrance to the beach lake, and each room comes with a small kitchenette, making it well-suited to independent travelers.

    • Las Balsas Relais & Chateux

      Situated about 55 miles (90 kilometers) from Bariloche, this exclusive Relais & Châteaux property sits in the quaint village of Villa La Angostura. For those looking for complete relaxation, romance or time away from crowds, this place is the perfect setting. It has its own on-site gourmet restaurant as well as its own boat dock that guests can use to access more remote surrounding areas as well as places of interest close to Bariloche

  • Day 7

    Choose your Adventure

    If you love high-energy, outdoor fun, you can opt to go mountain biking, embark on a challenging hike with an exhilarating rappel descent or even paddle your way around the lakes in a kayak. If you would prefer something less physically demanding, take part in a cooking experience with a local chef instead. The chef will school you on the practices of Argentine cooking and dining, letting you pluck fresh herbs from their vegetable garden to add flavor to your feast. 

  • Day 8

    Iconic Wines

    Board a flight bound for Mendoza, Argentina’s premier wine-growing region, where you’ll check into a hotel that will be your home for the next couple of nights 

    Selected hotels

    • Lares de Chacras

      Nestled among vineyards in Lujan de Cuyo, this small boutique hotel is near

    • Entre Cielos

      Entre Cielos Lodge is a beautiful 5-star hotel sitting on its own vineyard in Lujan de Cuyo. With modern rooms, this hotel has the best spa in Mendoza. Perfect for honeymooners, their Loft Vineyard Suite is your own capsule sitting right atop the vineyards.

  • Day 9

    Olive Oil and Wines

    As the fifth-largest wine producer in the world, Argentina is no stranger to winemaking, and it is here in Mendoza that most of its finest vintages are produced. And, as is true in Italy and Greece, the climate that fosters grape-growing is also favorable for olives. Start the day by visiting an olive oil producer, then move onto a well-regarded local winery before enjoying lunch at the at Chef Lucas Bustos’ acclaimed winery restaurant.

  • Day 10

    Greeting Gauchos

    Venture out into the Andes to a rustic estancia (ranch) where traditional gauchos still work the land as their ancestors have done for centuries. You’ll be welcomed into the ranch to see first-hand the life of a gaucho and to try a range of activities, from horseback riding to hiking to bird-watching (look out for condors swooping overhead!), before refueling with a home-cooked meal. 

  • Day 11

    Adios, Argentina!

    Today is time to leave Argentina and fly back home. 

    Not ready for the adventure to end? find more inspiring ways to combine this trip, here.

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    *Your journey will be customized based on your travel time, interests and budget.


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