Wine and Wander

Imagine yourself in a luxury suite on a hidden Andean lagoon overlooking Mount FitzRoy the Spegazinni Glacier, or savoring a delicate glass of malbec and gazing across thousands of acres of vineyards towards the snow-capped backdrop of South America’s highest peaks…

Patagonia’s glacial wonders and Mendoza’s rolling vineyards have long-inspired romantics and dreamers who love mountainous settings and breathtaking landscapes. Both of these extraordinary destinations are high on the luxury adventure aficionados travel radar. Naturally, we had to design a unique itinerary that combines these two divine Argentine destinations into one unique and authentic Patagonia adventure.

Thus, for all of you wine-loving adventurers, this flavorful Wine and Wander Tour offers your refined palettes the perfect mélange of adventure, romance, and relaxation. From local-favorite bodegas in Buenos Aires to Francis Mallman’s famous Siete Fuegos Restaurant at The Vines, we have infused this itinerary with a curated selection of intriguing food and wine experiences to ensure that your Argentina adventure is tastefully indulgent every step of the way. For lodgings, we have included a hand-selected medley of Argentina’s premiere properties, ranging from hidden wilderness retreats and Relais & Chateaux boutiques in Patagonia to 5-star luxury wine resorts in Mendoza and the Uco Valley.

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Detailed Itinerary:



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Day 1: Arrival in Argentina

Arrival in Buenos Aires, Evening Argentine Wine Tasting and Cooking Class
      • Assistance upon arrival, private transfer to your hotel in the heart of the bohemian Palermo neighborhood.
      • This evening, acquaint yourself with Argentina’s fine wines and learn how to make your own empanadas during a fun, interactive dining experience that blends exquisite food and wine, local culture and social integration.
Overnight: Fierro Hotel

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Day 2: Buenos Aires

Introduction to Foods & Wines of Argentina
      • After breakfast, enjoy a morning free to relax and explore Buenos Aires on your own.
      • This afternoon, meet a distinguished sommelier for a tasteful and educational stroll through the Palermo neighborhood featuring visits to some of her favorite bars and bodegas. Sample wares from different regions of Argentina with her along the way, gleaning insider’s perspective from an award-winning food, wine and travel journalist.
Overnight: Fierro Hotel

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Day 3: Buenos Aires to El Calafate, Onward to Estancia Helsingfors

Flight to El Calafate, Private Transfer to Estancia Helsingfors
      • After breakfast, private transfer to the domestic airport.
      • Domestic flight from Buenos Aires to El Calafate (airfare not included).
      • Assistance upon arrival in El Calafate, venture north with your private driver on the legendary Ruta 40 .
      • On the way, visit the famous fort at La Leona River, where famous outlaws Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid once resided for a month during their exile in South America.
      • Onward through a petrified forest to your remote lodge located on a beautiful, fully-functional Patagonian estancia.
      • Enjoy fine Argentine wines and home-cooked Patagonian cuisine from the local garden at dinner.
Overnight: Estancia Helsingfors

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Day 4: Estancia Helsingfors

Full-Day Excursions of your Choice on the Estancia
      • After breakfast, enjoy a full day to explore the pristine wilderness surrounding your off-the-beaten-path lodge.
      • Join the resident gaucho guides for a trek to the Blue Lagoon, or a horseback riding excursion to Mirador del Condor (discuss the options with the hospitable staff and choose your desired excursion the evening prior).
      • Spend the evening sipping Argentine Malbecs by the fire (vino tinto) while a variety of local meats and veggies are sizzling on the grill, learning the secrets of barbecuing in traditional gaucho style.
Overnight: Estancia Helsingfors

 

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Day 5: Estancia Helsingfors to El Chaltén

Private Transfer to Argentina’s Trekking Capital, Overnight at El Pilar
      • After breakfast, private transfer to El Chaltén, a small trekking village located beneath the towering Fitz Roy massif, a divinely sculpted mountain range that has become a symbol of Patagonia’s raw beauty and magnificence.
      • Onward to Estancia El Pilar Inn located in 17km past El Chaltén in Los Glaciares National Park.
Overnight: Estancia El Pilar

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Day 6: Trek to Laguna de los Tres

Full-Day Fitz Roy Trek to Laguna de los Tres with an Expert Guide
      • After breakfast, embark on a full-day trekking excursion to Laguna de los Tres with an expert local guide.
      • Enjoy a pack lunch at a scenic location overlooking Mount Fitz Roy.
      • Hike back to your lodge in the late afternoon for dinner and overnight.
Overnight: Estancia El Pilar

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Day 7: El Chaltén to El Calafate

Private Transfer to El Calafate, Afternoon Free to Shop and Explore
      • After breakfast, private transfer to El Calafate.
      • Afternoon free to shop and explore the town as you wish.
Overnight: Hotel Kosten Aike

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Day 8: Tour of Perito Moreno Glacier

Morning Guided Tour of Perito Moreno, Afternoon Glaciarium Ice Museum & Ice Bar
      • After breakfast, morning privately guided tour of Perito Moreno Glacier with an expert local guide (optional “Minitrekking” on the glacier – not included).
      • Packed lunch at a scenic location overlooking Perito Moreno’s enormous outer wall.
      • Return to El Calafate via private transfer.
      • Afternoon visit to the Glaciarium Ice Museum–an extraordinary glacial interpretation center that introduces you to the wonders of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field.
      • After exploring the museum, descend to the Glacio Branca Ice Bar for the below-zero beverage of your choice (drinks not included).
      • Private transfer to your hotel in the late afternoon.
Overnight: Hotel Kosten Aike

 

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Day 9: Flight to Mendoza, Onward to the Uco Valley

Relax at Alpasíon Lodge in the Uco Valley
      • After breakfast, private transfer to the airport in El Calafate.
      • Domestic flight to Mendoza (connecting in Buenos Aires – flights not included).
      • Assistance from the terminal upon arrival, private transfer to Alpasíon Lodge in the Uco Valley.
      • Afternoon free to relax and enjoy the breathtaking setting.
      • Small-batch boutique wines and regional cuisine by Chef Hector Ordenes this evening at the in-house restaurant.
Overnight: The Vines Resort & Spa

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Day 10: Uco Valley Wine Tour

Full Day of Tour or Activity of Your Choice
      • After breakfast, set out on a full-day wine tour featuring visits to Salentein, Domaine Bousquet, and other prominent wineries in the region (experience led by an expert local sommelier and a small group of fellow wine enthusiasts – eight max).
      • Gourmet lunch and a curated selection of local wines in the Andeluna cellars.
      • Return to your boutique property in the late afternoon for dinner and overnight.
Overnight: The Vines Resort & Spa

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Day 11: Uco Valley

Full Day to Explore the Local Wineries
      • After breakfast, enjoy a full-day to explore the Uco Valley on your own (talk with your host at Alpasion for suggestions the evening prior and arrange an excursion for today based on your interests and desires).
      • Dinner and fine wine by the fire this evening at your boutique inn.
Overnight: The Vines Resort & Spa

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Day 12: Uco Valley to Mendoza, Flight to Buenos Aires

Mendoza to Buenos Aires, Private Transfer to Puesto Viejo Polo Club
      • After breakfast, private transfer to the Mendoza airport.
      • Domestic flight to Buenos Aires (flight not included).
      • Assistance upon arrival, private transfer to Puesto Viejo Polo Club and Estancia.
      • Afternoon to relax, swim, and enjoy the sights and sounds of the pampas, Argentina’s storied plains (you may shower and relax at the estancia prior to your flight if you go horseback riding).
      • Dinner and vino at the main lodge this evening.
Overnight: Puesto Viejo Estancia & Polo Club

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Day 13: Puesto Viejo, Transfer to EZE for Outbound Flight

Full-Day to Relax, Evening Transfer to the International Airport
      • After breakfast, enjoy a morning of horseback riding with resident gauchos (with optional private polo lessons instead).
      • Traditional asado lunch at the main lodge.
      • Relax, shower, and enjoy a leisurely final afternoon in the Argentine countryside.
      • Afternoon to relax, swim, and enjoy the sights and sounds of the pampas, Argentina’s storied plains (you may shower and relax at the estancia prior to your flight if you go horseback riding).
      • Private transfer to the nearby international airport for your outbound flight (flight not included).