Classic Argentina

Incredible food, majestic glaciers, and fine wines lie at the heart of this trip. Get a glimpse of the best Argentina has to offer.

Starting from $3,600 per person based on four travelers

Overview

  • Discover hidden gems and local spots in Buenos Aires.
  • Immerse in the local cuisine & wines at a private chef’s house.
  • Hear the crackling of Perito Moreno Glacier as you navigate amongst icebergs.
  • Hike on a fossil canyon as you reach jaw dropping views of the Upsala Glacier.
  • Taste world class wines at Mendoza's award winning wineries.
  • Relax at your vineyard hotel, as you enjoy the amazing Andean backdrop.
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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

    Arrive in Buenos Aires

    Your private guide and driver will take you to your hotel. Then, you’ll be free to explore Buenos Aires on your own as you prepare for the wonders ahead of you. 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

    Exploring Buenos Aires & Private Chef Dinner

    On the second day, you’ll discover parks, boutique cafes, and interesting shops as you taste your way through the city’s hidden gems and local spots.

    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

    Once you arrive in Calafate you'll be welcomed into an 8,000-person town, where raising cattle and sheep is the norm. Here you'll stand in awe of the world's most active glaciers.

    Selected hotels

    • Los Ponchos

      Los Ponchos is a great option for independent travelers, as each apartment has its own kitchenette. Modern and cozy, this hotel is near the main town and across from the Lake Argentino, so the views are fantastic.

    • Eolo

      This oasis is conveniently located halfway between the city of El Calafate and Los Glaciares National Park, yet far from the commotion from town. You can enjoy the subtle elegance of their comfortable sitting rooms, while you watch the sunset from either wing of the hotel which seems to have been perfectly manicured to give you an inspiring view at every corner.

  • Day 4

    Perito Moreno Glacier

    Prepare to be blown away. On the fourth day, you’ll head out to Nibepo’s own pier and take a small boat through the southern arms of Lago Argentino. Here you’ll view thousands of acres of untouched land and enjoy a short hike.  Then you’ll arrive at the balconies for a perfect view of the massive Perito Moreno glacier.

  • Day 5

    Upsala Glacier & Fossil Canyons

    Next you’ll venture deep into Patagonia and visit a historic 19th century ranch. You’ll navigate around icebergs on Lago Argentino with breathtaking views of the Upsala Glacier. Soon you’ll arrive at one of the most remote areas in the region, where you’ll venture on a 12km hike through red sandstone.  Enjoy incredible views against the blue hanging glaciers and turquoise lake.

  • Day 6

    Iconic wines in Mendoza

    After your glacial adventures, it’s time to fly to Mendoza, the cradle of Argentine wine making at the foothills of the Andes.

    Selected hotels

    • Lares de Chacras

      Nestled among vineyards in Lujan de Cuyo, this small boutique hotel is near many wineries. Their cozy suites will make you feel right at home.

    • Entre Cielos Lodge

      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 10

    Olives Oil and wine

    Are your tastebuds ready for more adventure? Good! On day 10 you’ll explore two of the most important icons in the Mendoza food & wine industry. First, you’ll visit an old-fashioned extra virgin olive oil producer -- a sight to behold! Then you’re off to visit one of the finest winemakers in all of Argentina. To top it off, you’ll enjoy a fabulous lunch at Chef Lucas Bustos’s famous winery restaurant.

  • Day 11

    Mendoza’s Wonders

    Take this day to explore Mendoza’s wonders on your own. If you’re in the mood for adventure, you can go rafting, hiking or horseback riding; if you’d prefer to relax, sit back with a glass of wine and admire the Andean backdrop.

  • Day 12

    ¡Adiós, Argentina!

    Today you will depart back home. 

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

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