Travel Package – Wine and Culinary Experience
Wine and Culinary Experience
Discover the highlights of Buenos Aires and the most celebrated wine region in Argentina, Mendoza. During this one-week trip, you will explore the amazing terroirs of the wine country, taste high-quality wines, and find out the secrets of the exquisite Argentinean cuisine. An unforgettable journey carefully designed to rest at boutique lodgings, visit prestigious wineries and admire the beauty of the Andes Mountains.
ITINERARY AT A GLANCE
DAY 1 | Buenos Aires. Arrival in Argentina. In the evening, wine cocktail and dinner party.
DAY 2 | Buenos Aires. Half-day tour of the city accompanied by a local expert.
DAY 3 | Mendoza. Welcome to the Wine Country. Dinner and cooking class.
DAY 4 | Mendoza. Full-day premium wine tasting tour in Lujan de Cuyo with gourmet lunch.
DAY 5 | Mendoza. Full-day high mountain adventure discovering the Andes with Argentinian Barbeque.
DAY 6 | Mendoza. Full-day premium wine tour in the Uco Valley and gourmet lunch.
DAY 7 | Buenos Aires. Return to Buenos Aires. Rest of the day at leisure to relax.
DAY 8 | Buenos Aires. Morning at leisure in the city before returning home.
INCLUDED ON TRAVEL PACKAGES
- Private airport transfers
- Hand-picked accommodations
- Daily breakfast and selected meals
- Unique Activities
- English Speaking local guides
- Entrance Fees
- International and domestic flights
- Travel insurance
- Tips, City/Eco taxes
BUENOS AIRES | Nuss Buenos Aires Soho
Deluxe Room: 376 ft². Situated in the most bohemian and avant-garde neighborhood of the city, this boutique hotel coexists with the trendiest design stores, including artisans, art galleries, and trendy bars and restaurants. The Deluxe Room features a comfortable king-size bed, a flat TV, air conditioning, minibar, and all guests have free access to the sauna.
MENDOZA | Lares de Chacras Hotel
Special Room: 301 ft². As soon as you enter Lares de Chacras, you already know that you are in Mendoza, the land of wines. An original floor window allows you to appreciate the secrets of an underground cellar lined with stone and sleepers. The Special Room features a balcony or terrace, plasma TV, minibar, safe, air conditioning, and bath or shower.
Activities in Buenos Aires
Wine Cocktail & Dinner Party
An invitation to enjoy a wine cocktail & interactive and delicious dinner, in a closed-door restaurant located in the heart of Palermo Hollywood. During this experience, you will learn the fundamentals of what being an Argentine is all about, whilst simply having more fun than is available anywhere else. Learn how to close your own empanada using the 'repulge' technique, to order steak your way in Spanish, to prepare your own 'mate' drink. Get a taste of the best local cuisine. Savor a 5-course dinner, paired with exceptional wines from all the regions from Argentina.
Buenos Aires City Tour
During these amazing highlights of Buenos Aires, you will visit all the must-sees with a local expert. Your guide will show you the special things that make this city unique: its architecture, its people, and its customs. You will have the opportunity to visit La Boca, the legendary tango and football neighborhood, Recoleta, with the French-influenced palaces, San Telmo, with colonial streets and preserved buildings, and Puerto Madero, the most modern district of the city.
Activities in Mendoza
Cooking Class at Finca Adalgisa Winery
Attend an Argentinian cooking class with Cristina Brino and enjoy a dinner overlooking picturesque vineyards. By using typical ingredients, Cristina prepares unique plates working with fresh products only, and some of them are cultivated and recently harvested at the Finca´s green garden. During this experience, you will prepare “empanadas mendocinas” in the clay oven and meat with vegetables on the open fire accompanied by fresh chimichurri sauce based on Arauco olive oil from the Finca itself. A unique Malbec will be your company for the whole evening. Finally, the dinner ends with a dessert: caramelized fruit from the clay oven, topped with herbs from the Finca.
Lujan Deluxe Wine Tasting Tour
In this exclusive tour, you will visit three wineries with different styles and enjoy a fantastic culinary experience with breathtaking landscapes as background. This excursion is specially designed to enjoy a premium tasting among the best wineries of the most beautiful terroirs of ‘Agrelo’ in the Lujan de Cuyo area. And for the end, a very intimate and exclusive experience: famous chef Sebastian Weigandt will show all his talent in an unforgettable gourmet lunch paired with the best wines in a charming place.
Premium High Mountain Tour
During this amazing experience, you will follow the well-known Route 7 on the way to Chile, following the historical San Martin’s route, Argentina’s liberator. You will visit Potrerillos lake to take a picture of the dam and Cordon del Plata mountains. The adventure continues in direction of the famous ''Puente del Inca'', a natural rock formation over the river Las Cuevas, where you can perform a small hike in Aconcagua Park to watch the beauty of the Stone Sentinel with its 6962m/22800ft. The Cerro Aconcagua is the highest mountain outside the Himalayas and definitely a highlight of this day tour! Finally, a perfect ''Asado'' (barbecue) paired with wine will be waiting for you in Uspallata.
Premium Wine Tour in the Uco Valley
Discover prestigious and closed doors wineries and a secret restaurant for foodies, in the three fantastic terroirs of Vista Flores, Chacayes, and Gualtallary. Start the experience with an outstanding tasting at a famous vineyard with the most modern technology of winemaking. Then, visit a high-end winery for a private tasting while admiring the impressive Andes. On the way back to Mendoza, you will stop at a divine and secret gem for foodies, surrounded by vineyards amidst the most famous wineries in Gualtallary DOC. You will delight in chef Jennifer Sosa’s cuisine who elaborates a fine and regional gourmet food, served in the most breathtaking view of the Tupungato Volcano, and taste some nice wine from the Uco Valley.
WEATHER IN ARGENTINA & PATAGONIA
Argentina is located in the Southern Hemisphere, with winter lasting from June to September and summer from December to March. Given the immense size of the country, the weather varies hugely from one region to another: subtropical climate in the north, temperate and humid climate in the center, and cold and windy climate in the south (Patagonia).
Iguazú Falls: this region is hot and humid year-round, with regular rainfall. The average annual temperature is around 75º F.
Salta: this region has dry winters and warm-hot summers. The average annual temperature is around 67º F.
Buenos Aires: characterized by a moderate climate with hot-humid summers and cool-dry winters.
Mendoza: this region is dry year-round, moderately warm during summers and cold in winters, with minimal rain.
Patagonia: famous for its temperament: summer and winter can be experienced sometimes in one day, with not only extremes in temperatures – ranging from 34°F (1°C) to 66°F (19°C) – but also in day-to-day sunshine, wind, rain, and occasionally even snow, sometimes even in the same afternoon.