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Andean Vineyards Journey - 8 Days

Andean Vineyards Journey

Argentina · Private Tour · 8 Days
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Discover the very best grapes and wines of Argentina. Visit Mendoza and tour its exclusive bodegas and taste its superb wines, then travel to Salta and make a visit to Cafayate to sample the rare Torrontes wine. 

Itinerary

Day 1 - Mendoza
Day 2 - Mendoza Wineries & City Tour
Day 3 - Mendoza Wineries
Day 4 - Valle de Uco Wineries
Day 5 - Mendoza → Salta
Day 6 - Cafayate
Day 7 - Cafayate Wine Tasting
Day 8 - Cafayate → Salta

What is included

  • All transports and transfers on private basis except in Mendoza (seat-in basis)
  • 7 nights accommodation at comfort hotels with breakfast
  • Meals as mentioned in this itinerary
  • Excursions and activities as described in the program

What is NOT included

  • International flight
  • Domestic flight Mendoza - Salta
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in this itinerary
  • Optional excursions
  • Tips and personal expenses
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day
1
Mendoza

Arrival at the airport of Mendoza. Regular transfer to the hotel in the Vineyard region with guide assistance. 

When the sun goes down enjoy a tasting table of different chesses, cold cuts and empanadas with classic sparkling wine or Tapiz wine. 

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
2
Mendoza Wineries & City Tour

After breakfast, spend the morning at leisure to enjoy the wonderful place of Club Tapiz or just relax. 

At noon, 2 hour cooking class with Classic Tapiz Wine. You will cook the main menu of the regional food like empanadas, steak and seasonal fruits. Once the food is ready, you will enjoy a 3 course meal. 

In the afternoon, private city tour of Mendoza, one of the most beautiful cities in Argentina. We will visit the old city, where Mendoza has its origins, and then we will stop in Alameda, the downtown, the Civic Center, General San Martin Park and see Cerro de la Gloria hill, Mundialista Stadium and Frank Romero Day amphitheater, which is the central stage of the Vintage national festival.

At night, we will enjoy a wonderful dinner at Restaurant 1884 Francis Mallmann with drinks included. The cuisine of the renowned argentine chef Francis Mallmann will delight us in his famous restaurant with a la carte menu with four options to select, from empanadas, salads, and cheese, to steaks, pink salmon, lamb or pastas.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
3
Mendoza Wineries

After breakfast, enjoy being guided by a wine maker to sample wines and visit the most prestigious wineries of Mendoza. 

Early in the morning we will meet the oenologist who will join us throughout the tour. We will depart for Mendoza’s agricultural oasis and visit two prestigious wineries in the wine circuit. We will visit their facilities and participate in a guided wine tasting, during which we will begin to familiarize with the local wines, and their elaboration process. Our guide will explain the techniques for wine tasting, wine production, the importance of the cork in the bottles, and the correct way to handle a glass in order to taste it. 

At noon, we will have lunch in a recognized winery, where we will enjoy an unforgettable gastronomic experience. In the afternoon, we will visit another winery and enjoy a wine tasting session. As the sun sets behind the Andes mountains, we will return to the hotel. 

Our selection of wineries feature Familia Zuccardi, Lagarde, Lopez, Casarena, Chandon, Dominio del Plata, Otaviano, Séptima, Terrazas de los Andes, Clos de Chacras, Belasco de Baquedano, Vistalba, Finca Agostino, Los Toneles, Vistandes, Finca Decero, Norton, Ruca Malén, Cecchin. Available wineries will be confirmed in advance. 

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
4
Valle de Uco Wineries

After breakfast, enjoy the pleasure of visiting Valle de Uco, one of the best oenological areas in Argentina. Join us and discover its terroir guided by experts. 

Early in the morning we will meet another specialized wine guide who will lead us throughout the tour. We will depart to Mendoza’s agricultural oasis of Valle de Uco, 100 kms from Mendoza City. Inside the first mountain sides of the Andes foothills, the Uco Valley presents the highest altitudes at which wines are produced in the province of Mendoza. We will visit two wineries and enjoy a wine tasting session

At noon, we will have lunch at a recognized restaurant in a winery, enjoying a gourmet menu. As the sun sets behind the Andes Mountains, we’ll return to Mendoza City.

The visit will take place in two of these wineries of the Uco Valley: Salentein, Clos de los 7, Andeluna, O'Fournier, La Celia, Pulenta Estate, Atamisque, Gimenez Rilli, La Azul, Corazon del Sol. Lunch at Salentein Vineyard with wine reserve with a four-course grill menu. 

Overnight at the hotel.

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Mendoza → Valle de Uco95 km 1h 15min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
5
Mendoza → Salta

After breakfast, transfer without guide assistance to the airport for your flight to Salta. Arrival and private transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.

During the evening we will enjoy a typical dinner and folklore show in a Peña, a special and different activity for learning the basic steps and perhaps encouraging our visitors to dance in a Peña. Salta is the birthplace of folklore and singers, so for those interested who want to participate in music and dance, be part of the memory of Salta, in addition to its landscape and its wines.

You can enjoy regional cuisine tasting tamales, humitas en chala, northern locro, flame casserole, empanadas and different steaks.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Mendoza → Salta 2h
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
6
Cafayate

After breakfast, private transfer to Cafayate, the home of the Torrontes wine. The trip begins in the Lerma Valley through fields and towns of colonial german architecture, which used to be the end of the railroad to Belgrano. We will enter the Quebrada de las Conchas where the curious formations eroded by wind and water will be the main attraction: los medanos, the toad, the bishop, the devil's throat, castles, amphitheater, among others. 

Then we will continue to Cafayate, the youngest city of the Valles Calchaquíes, internationally recognized for the strains of their wines, especially Torrontes. Amid the vineyards of El Esteco and the Valles Calchaquíes, we will reach the incredible country hotel Patios de Cafayate, which was originally founded in 1892. 

In the evening, you will enjoy a wonderful dinner at La Rosa restaurant. This dining experience is one of the biggest attractions of Patios de Cafayate, and nothing better than a restaurant that is run and staffed by its owner. Chef Martin Garramón installed in the heart of the garden galleries his culinary laboratory to give life and soul to restaurant La Rosa. 

You will enjoy a 3 course a la carte dinner with a  memorable prawn starter, sweetbread, carpaccio with capers flame, brie cheese and other wonderful entrees. The main courses won't cease to amaze you with steaks, variants of rice, mushrooms and more.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Salta → Cafayate190 km 2h 45min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
7
Cafayate Wine Tasting

After breakfast, we invite you to discover the exciting world of wine through a tasting with the soul in our hotel. The guests visit the cellar where they will be introduced to the lines El Esteco about the wine offer. The duration of the wine tasting is 40-45 minutes approximately, in charge of the hotel sommelier. 

Wines to taste: Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon Don David wines + Torrontes and Malbec Ciclos wines + Ciclos Icons wines
Food pairing: We offer a snack with local products, dried fruits (raisins and almonds) and specially made breads to combine taste and gastronomic enjoyment. 

At noon, cooking class in with a clay oven to enjoy an authentic experience with drinks included. 

Rest of the day at leisure to relax in this exceptional corner of the world. Dinner at the hotel restaurant La Rosa a la carte. 

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
8
Cafayate → Salta

After breakfast, we will return to Salta airport in a private transfer with local driver.

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Cafayate → Salta190 km 2h 45min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodations

Mendoza
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Club Tapiz Hotel & Resto

Salta
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Legado Mítico

Cafayate
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Patios De Cafayate

Price for comfort experience

Customizable private tour
Prices per person2 pax
Double Sharing
1 Oct 2017 - 28 Feb 2018$3395

Photos

Wine tasting, Mendoza
Vineyards, Mendoza
La Rosa Restaurant, Cafayate-M
Club Tapiz, Mendoza
Ruca Malen Bodega, Mendoza
Club Tapiz, Mendoza
Vineyards, Mendoza
Uco Valley

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