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Argentina Gourmet Experience - 10 Days

Argentina Gourmet Experience

Argentina · Private Tour · 10 Days
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Discover the romantic Buenos Aires, Medoza's vineyards, and cruise El Calafate's glaciers as you delight on its tasty cuisine in top-notch restaurants and sample world-class wines.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Buenos Aires
Day 2 - Buenos Aires
Day 3 - Buenos Aires
Day 4 - Buenos Aires → Mendoza
Day 5 - Mendoza
Day 6 - Uco Valley Tour
Day 7 - Mendoza → Buenos Aires → El Calafate
Day 8 - El Calafate
Day 9 - El Calafate → Buenos Aires
Day 10 - El Calafate → Buenos Aires

What is included

  • All transports and transfers
  • 9 nights accommodation at 5* hotels with breakfast
  • Meals as mentioned in this itinerary
  • Bilingual guide English - Spanish or Portuguese

What is NOT included

  • International flights
  • Domestic flights Buenos Aires - Mendoza - Buenos Aires - El Calafate - Buenos Aires
  • National Park tickets, museums or Natural Reserves entrances not mentioned
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in this itinerary
  • Tips and personal expenses
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day
1
Buenos Aires

Arrival at Buenos Aires International Airport. Meet with your guide and transfer to your hotel. 

Buenos Aires sightseeing experience & lunch at traditional restaurant

Buenos Aires is one of the most fascinating cities in both Latin America and the world. Be it for its splendid and varied architecture, with its old Colonial buildings, French palaces and stateoftheart skyscrapers; for its vibrant nightlife and endless cultural options; or maybe just for the rich identity of the Porteños, who proudly bear the European heritage of their ancestors, more and more visitors are coming to visit. Our journey starts at Plaza de Mayo, the city’s foundational site and witness of our country’s political history. There we’ll visit the Pink House, our Presidential Palace, the Cabildo –our town hall- and the neoclassic Metropolitan Cathedral, the final home of Argentina’s founding father, José de San Martín.

We’ll come across sumptuous French palaces again in Palermo Chico, the area of Palermo best known for its large parks designed by celebrated landscape architects, such as the illustrious Frenchman Charles Thays.

In Retiro and Recoleta, we will learn about the dream of our local aristocrats in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when they sought to build a smallscale Paris in the heart of Buenos Aires. After visiting the impressive Plaza San Martín, where Jorge Luis Borges used to take his walks, we’ll stroll down Avenida Alvear, chosen by the world’s most distinguished brands to install their exclusive boutiques, looking up to see the many wonderful French style palaces which nowadays house a number of embassies.

Then we’ll visit the Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar, one of the city’s oldest churches, which dates to the Colonial era. Finally, we’ll admire the celebrated Recoleta Cemetery, a true labyrinth of ornate mausoleums. We’ll make a stop at Eva Peron’s grave, one of the country’s most recognizable icons.

Heading back north across the river, we’ll pay a visit to Puerto Madero, the latest addition to the city’s barrios. In 1991, its huge warehouses and silos where remodeled and redesigned, to finally integrate the river to the city and to create a new corporative, residential, hotel and gastronomically district, which has become the playground for the pretty Porteños and the international jetset.

We’ll then head for San Telmo, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Buenos Aires. It used to be the residential district favored by the upper class until late 19th century, when a yellow fever epidemic caused the wealthier families to leave northwards. The area was marginalized until the 1970s, when many artists and artisans came to San Telmo to install their workshops. Nowadays, thanks to its amazing architecture and hip atmosphere, this ancient neighborhood is really blooming. We’ll walk its cobbled streets, where the city’s Colonial past seems to come back to life, making a stop at Plaza Dorrego, best known for its traditional antiques fair held every Sunday.

Leaving San Telmo behind, we’ll continue southwards to La Boca, one of the city’s most authentic and charming neighborhoods. It is a working class district, heavily shaped by Italian immigrants who came to our country in large numbers during the last quarter of the 19th century. Here, we’ll make a special visit to the mythical Caminito Street, which sums up everything that gives La Boca its distinctive spirit: the strong passion for soccer, the heavy presence of art and color, and the Tangoesque atmosphere.

We'll finish the afternoon with a welcome dinner at one of the best grills in town La Cabrera Restaurant.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Faena Hotel Buenos Aires

Park View Room Buenos Aires

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2
Buenos Aires

Tour of the market & cooking class with the Chef at Treinta Sillas Restaurants

After breakfast, visit the local market with chef Ezequiel Gallardo, where he usually buys fresh products in order to make the recipes for his menus. After a careful selection of ingredients, continue ahead to Treinta Sillas, his restaurant, in order to learn how to make your own traditional “empanada”. Enjoy a great pairing lunch with your local guide and personal chef, specially designed for you, according to your preferences.

We will have a private lunch with the restaurant to ourselves, a concept settled down in the gourmet offers in the world, which has gradually consolidated in Buenos Aires. This gastronomy trend seeks to create a more intimate and titillating experience by being located at the chef's home. At Treinta Sillas, Ezequiel offers this interesting combination for a truly local gourmet experience.

Free afternoon at leisure.


Experience Underground Buenos Aires ‐ Speakeasy Adventure

Imagine for a moment that you travel back in time. It is 1930, New York City, during the days of prohibition. You have an envelope with a clue and if you are smart enough to guess the correct answer, you will join the mystery of the secret speakeasy bars… Even to this day, Buenos Aires boasts a wide variety of closeddoor bars that recreate the atmosphere and style of the old times. Since they are usually above, below, or behind something else that makes them lessthaneasy to locate, we offer our travelers a different and unique experience: an expert bartender guides them through the city's intriguing prohibitionstyle cocktail dens. We will visit 3 of the best cocktail bars in town (1 cocktail per bar included, food is not included).

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Faena Hotel Buenos Aires

Park View Room Buenos Aires

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3
Buenos Aires

After breakfast, you have a free day for leisure in Buenos Aires.

Dinner at I Latina Restaurant

Tonight, enjoy dinner at closed doors at I Latina Restaurant, one of the best restaurants in Buenos Aires, selected last year as one of Latin America's 50 best restaurants. I Latina is a restaurant created by Colombian siblings Santiago, Camilo and Laura Macías. This warm space offers a seven course tasting menu in which you will discover different flavors and ingredients of latinamerican cuisine.

Overnight at the hotel. 

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Faena Hotel Buenos Aires

Park View Room Buenos Aires

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4
Buenos Aires → Mendoza

After breakfast, private transfer from hotel to domestic airport with guide assistance in order to take flight to Mendoza. At your arrival, private transfer to your hotel. 

Mendoza is the capital city of Mendoza Province, in Argentina. It is the fourth largest census metropolitan area in the country. The region around Greater Mendoza is the largest wine producing area in Latin America. As such, Mendoza is one of nine cities worldwide in the network of Great Capitals of Wine, and the city is an emerging wine tourism destination and base for exploring the hundreds of wineries in the region. 


Private Mendoza City sightseeing experience

The tour around the city and surrounding areas allows people to see a modern city known for its trees, canals, wide sidewalks and cleanness. This trip tells about the history and culture of a town founded by the spanish more than four centuries ago. On the tour, you will see the following places: 'La Alameda' (a pedestrian road), the Foundational Area (Pedro del Castillo Square), the Aquarium, the 'Serpentario' (snakes' exhibition), the main avenues downtown, the Independencia Square, the Civic neighborhood and Emilio Civit Avenue, which leads to San Martin Park, one of the most important and impressive green urban areas of the city. 

At the park, we will see its little forests, the rose garden, an artificial lake and sports clubs until we get to the top of 'Cerro de la Gloria' where we will see a monument to the Liberating Army. Near here, the Amphitheatre Frank Romero Day, where the traditional Harvest Festival is held every year, complements the trip and gives the tourist a general idea of what the capital of Mendoza has to offer. As a complementary option, at a short distance from the park, you can take a tour to 'El Challao', Church of the Lourdes Virgin that congregates religious crowds.


Dinner at Siete Fuegos by Francis Mallman

Internationally acclaimed chef Francis Mallmann creates inspired regional dishes, showcasing Argentina's famous beef. From our gardens and the surrounding land, we proudly bring you a natural bounty of local, seasonal ingredients paired with exceptional Argentine wines. From here, the culinary magic begins!

Siete Fuegos, or “seven fires,” describes Francis Mallmann’s honed collection of open-flame cooking techniques, inspired by Argentine gauchos and European migrations, and refined through hundreds of years of history. Savor the rustic, fiery flavors of specialties like 9-hour slow-grilled rib eye, cast-iron baked salt-encrusted salmon, grilled seasonal fruits, and more, paired with award-winning boutique wines. We also have fabulous options for kosher guests (reserve in advance) as well as vegetarians and vegans.

Including: 4 course tasting menu based on acclaimed seven fires cooking techniques created by chef Francis Mallmann, includes non-alcoholic beverages and wine pairing, selected by our sommelier (menu TBC according to season products).

Overnight at the hotel.

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Buenos Aires → Mendoza 1h 55min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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The Vines of Mendoza

One Bedroom Villa Mendoza

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5
Mendoza

Create your own Blend, private experience with pairing menu

After the breakfast your guide will pickup you to spend an unforgettable day in Mendoza. We have selected one of the highest quality and unique wineries at Maipu area, Tempus, where the winemakers receive our guests as if they were old friends, and introduce them to The Biondolillo family who runs this outstanding bodega in the fifth generation and will take unlimited time to explain all the details of wine production. We will guide you in the challenge of blending our five red varietals to make your tailor‐made blend. Enjoy playing winemaking for a day with the owners of the winery and get to learn about your own palate.

Then it is time for a delightful lunch paired with Tempus Alba’s wine on what is without question the terrace with the best view in all of Mendoza. The three course lunch will get you to choose a starter, main course and a dessert from Tempus Alba’s ever changing seasonal menu.

We continue to Susana Balbo Winery (Dominio del Plata) where we´ll enjoy a one-of-a-kind dining experience. After twenty years of working as a consultant winemaker both in Argentina and around the world, Susana Balbo decided to open her own winery. In 1999, Susana rented a small winery and began her first batches of wine. Initially the production was quite small. After working in Salta, Susana returned to Mendoza to work in wineries including Bodega Martins and Catena Zapata Winery. She founded Dominio del Plata in 1999 in Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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The Vines of Mendoza

One Bedroom Villa Mendoza

day
6
Uco Valley Tour

Uco Valley day tour 

Uco Valley. The Next Napa. It's still possible to get a feel for what Napa was like before the hordes arrived ... A superb wine region with high altitude vineyards and mountains. It is tempting to the senses. 

Bodega Andeluna would look quite at home in a remote part of Texas as a hunting lodge. This is not by accident, Andeluna has deep roots in Texas. The winery was founded in 2003 by Ward Lay (son of the founder of Frito Lays ‐ the parent of Walker crisps). Situated at the foot of the Andes just outside of the town of Tupungato in the Uco Valley, Andeluna has magnificent views of the mountains. The huge windows of the dining room are designed to take advantage of the effect, allowing us to enjoy the view as much as the food. All recipes are fully made of natural products, which are grown in this exceptional place.

Our next stop after lunch, will be Bodega Salentein. Respectful of the land´s vibrantly textured past, Salentein is equally inspired by the land´s remarkably promising future. It is this delicate balance of old and new- of blending the tradition of long-celebrated European winemaking methods with the bold ingenuity of the New World- that defines the Salentein style.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Mendoza → Uco Valley 1h 20min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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The Vines of Mendoza

One Bedroom Villa Mendoza

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7
Mendoza → Buenos Aires → El Calafate

After breakfast, transfer from your hotel to Mendoza's airport for your flight to El Calafate. Private transfer from the airport to your hotel.

El Calafate is a small town in Patagonia, Argentina, situated in the southern border of Lake Argentino, in the southwest part of the Santa Cruz Province. It is an important tourist destination as the hub to visit different parts of the Los Glaciares National Park, including the Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the most visited in the world.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Mendoza → Buenos Aires 1h 35min
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Buenos Aires → El Calafate 3h 20min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Eolo Hotel

Superior Room El Calafate

day
8
El Calafate

Big Ice Experience ‐ Walking on the Perito Moreno Glacier 

The mini trekking runs from early August to late May. The excursion begins in the embarking pier located in “Bajo de las Sombras” port, about 6 km before the glacier Balconies‐ where you embark for 20 minutes navigation across the Rico Arm, enjoying breathtaking views of the Perito Moreno glacier’s front wall. 

You disembark on the opposite shore, where specialized bilingual mountain guides welcome you and lead you to a small shelter. After checking the last details, groups of not more than 20, follow their guides along the lake’s shore towards the edge of the glacier. Once on the ice the guides put each participant a pair of crampons on, and explain how to use them.

After checking the gear, we get ready, pick up the crampons and walk following the lateral moraine, for an hour and a half, until we reach the access to the glacier. After fitting harnesses and crampons on our footwear we start the ice trekking. There is a breathtaking view of the immense plateau of ice. During the walk you will be introduced to a number of features within the ice., huge moulins, crevasses, caves, and above all the special feeling of exploring the middle of the ice. 

Expert bilingual mountain guides will always lead you, looking after your safety and teaching you the “ways of the ice”. You will hike for about 3 hours and a half, and spend some time having lunch somewhere on the ice.

Back on the moraine we start our descent back to the port, to take the boat and navigate for 20 minutes, very close to the southern wall. We are glad to be able to offer one of the most spectacular Ice-hikes in the world.

Overnight at the hotel. 

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Eolo Hotel

Superior Room El Calafate

day
9
El Calafate → Buenos Aires

Glaciers Gourmet Experience full day tour 

A unique gourmet experience enjoying the best of southern patagonian glaciers. The Patagonian ice field is the largest ice concentration on the planet outside the Polar Regions. Its glaciers descend from1,500 to 200 meters above sea level, which allows a unique chance to access them and enjoy the most amazing views. Los Glaciares National Park offers a magnificent combination of forest, lakes, mountains, ice and steppes with more than 200 glaciers. The most renowned amongst them are Spegazzini with its face rising 135 meters above water level, Upsala covering an entire valley with an approximate extension of 765 Km2 and a length of 52km, and Perito Moreno constantly flowing forward and carving, offering breath‐taking spectacles.

Glaciers Gourmet is a full day experience to one of the most wonderful places in Southern Patagonian. Sailing aboard the stylish Leal Cruiser you will enjoy the highest standard of comfort, outstanding gourmet cuisine shared with a reduced group of passengers. Morning, embarkation at the company’s private dock “La Soledad” in Bahía Tranquila (Paraje Punta Bandera). Sailing Northwest on Lago Argentino to Punta Avellaneda, Boca del Diablo and Upsala Glacier. Sailing Southward on Lago Argentino towards Canal Spegazzini and Spegazzini glacier. Gourmet lunch in front of the glacier. Afternoon, Landing at Puesto de las Vacas for a guided hike and navigationback through Brazo Norte to the company’s private dock “La Soledad”.

Overnight at the hotel. 

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
10
El Calafate → Buenos Aires

After breakfast, private transfer from hotel to El Calafate airport to take your flight to Buenos Aires. Domestic Airport Arrival and private transfer to International airport in order to take flight back home.

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El Calafate → Buenos Aires 3h 20min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodations

Buenos Aires
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Faena Hotel Buenos Aires

Park View Room
Mendoza
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The Vines of Mendoza

One Bedroom Villa
El Calafate
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Eolo Hotel

Superior Room

Price for luxury experience

Customizable private tour
Prices per person2 pax
Double Sharing
1 Oct 2017 - 30 Apr 2018$6804
1 Oct 2018 - 30 Apr 2019$7214

Photos

Bife, Buenos Aires
Tango at La Boca, Buenos Aires
El Calafate
Wine Tasting, Mendoza
National Congress, Buenos Aires
Obelisk, Buenos Aires
El Calafate
Grilled Steak

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