DAY 1 • Buenos Aires
Bienvenidos a Buenos Aires, the vibrant capital city and cultural heart of Argentina! On arrival, your local guide will welcome you to Argentina and take you to your boutique hotel in the Palermo neighborhood, where gourmet restaurants mix with laid-back cafés, and fashionable nightclubs mingle with historic theaters and museums. Take the afternoon to relax or begin exploring the unique architecture, beautiful plazas, and colorful culture of this famed city.
- No Meals – Casa Sur Palermo
DAY 2 • Buenos Aires
Delve deep into the distinct and culturally-rich neighborhoods of Buenos Aires as your local guide introduces you to the fascinating history and dynamic culture of Argentina’s capital. Explore elegant Recoleta, the vibrant colors of La Boca, and the architectural wonder of the iconic Teatro Colón. With so much to see, your guide will tailor the day to your interests, from gastronomy and fútbol to art and architecture.
Optional evening experiences could include reservations at a private puerta cerrada resturant, or learning a few tango steps to practice with locals at a milonga.
- B – Casa Sur Palermo
DAY 3 • Buenos Aires, Argentina – Colonia, Uruguay
Ferry across Río de la Plata to Uruguay’s historic city of Colonia where you step back in time as you explore the picturesque cobblestone streets and colonial architecture in this town, settled by both the Portuguese and Spanish. Continue north through the countryside to the charming 5-room Narbona Wine Lodge. Founded in 1909, Narbona is an idyllic hidden-gem perfect for relaxing and enjoying this off-the-beaten-path corner of wine country. Indulge in Narbona’s delectable Relais & Châteaux food as you sip their one-of-a-kind wines.
- B – Narbona Wine Lodge
DAY 4 • Colonia
Enjoy the day visiting the additional unique wineries nearby that feature the almost-unknown but delicious Tannat varietal, or perhaps relax at Narbona where you can explore the vineyard by bike or on foot. Choose from additional activities such as a bodega tour and tasting or sail down the Uruguay River at sunset.
- B – Narbona Wine Lodge
DAY 5 • Colonia, Uruguay – Buenos Aires, Argentina – Mendoza
Return to Buenos Aires by ferry to catch your flight to Mendoza, where tree-lined avenues filled with cafés and restaurants lead to beautiful, colonial-style plazas. Unwind at your charming hotel amongst the vines at Finca Adalgisa, an historic vineyard located in the small town of Chacras de Coria, a gateway to internationally-acclaimed Mendoza wine country.
- B – Finca Adalgisa
DAY 6 • Mendoza
Today you will continue touring Argentina wine country. Travel through breathtaking Valle de Uco, stopping for visits and tastings focused on the highly-celebrated Malbec varietal at three of the best wineries in the region. Partake in the unique flavor and experience of the vineyards and feast on an incredible gourmet lunch quintessentially Argentine. In the evening, join chef Cristina Brino for an engaging cooking experience in the garden, where you will learn about Argentine cuisine as you try your hand at creating typical dishes using fresh ingredients from the vineyard.
- B, D – Finca Adalgisa
DAY 7 • Mendoza
Take in the gorgeous panoramic views as you head into the Quebrada del Condor on a day of exploration. In an amazing foothills setting, hike or horseback ride with your gaucho guide around the gorge, nestled in the Andes Mountains. On the winding paths, you will experience the beautiful landscapes, flora, and fauna, culminating at a viewpoint where you can admire the unique scenery of the Andes ridge. Be part of an authentic asado barbecue before returning to your vineyard accommodations.
Wine aficionados could choose to spend the day exploring the vineyards of Luján de Cuyo, another of Mendoza’s acclaimed wine valleys.
- B, L – Finca Adalgisa
DAY 8 • Mendoza – Onward
After a morning at leisure, bid farewell to South America wine country and return home or continue on your journey.